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The Questions Book

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Monday 6 October 2008

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


 

Questions for Oral or Written Answer
beginning on Monday 6 October 2008
(the 'Questions Book')

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Monday 6 October 2008


This paper contains only Written Questions for answer on Monday 6 October of which previous notice has been given in the Notices of Questions paper. They are arranged in alphabetical order of answering Department.

For other Written Questions for answer on Monday 6 October of which no previous notice has been given, see the Order Paper.

For Written and Oral Questions for answer after Monday 6 October see Part 2 of this paper.


Questions to the Chairman of the Administration Committee
1
N
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead): To ask the Chairman of the Administration Committee, how much hydrogenated fat the Department of Facilities and its predecessor bought for cooking use in the last year for which figures are available.
(224489)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform
2
Mr John Baron (Billericay): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what the five most serious disciplinary breaches have been in his Department in the last 12 months; and what action was taken to correct the breach in each case.
(222559)
3
Mr Clive Betts (Sheffield, Attercliffe): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, how many employees were made redundant when TICC Ltd went into liquidation; how many received compensation from public funds; how such compensation payments were determined; and under what statutory authority such payments were made.
(222802)
4
Mr David Crausby (Bolton North East): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, how many (a) male and (b) female workers in Bolton North East constituency receive wages at the national minimum rate.
(222832)
5
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what recent steps the Government has taken to encourage business investment in the West Midlands.
(224174)
6
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what recent steps the Government has taken to encourage international corporations to base businesses in the West Midlands.
(224175)
7
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, for what reasons his Department's annual report was published on the penultimate sitting day of Parliament before the summer recess.
(223895)
8
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, for what reasons 22nd July 2008 was chosen as the publication date for his Department's consultation paper towards a nuclear national policy statement, Applying the Proposed Strategic Siting Assessment Criteria: A Study of the Potential Environmental and Sustainability Effects.
(223896)
9
Philip Davies (Shipley): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what discussions his Department has had with (a) the Home Office, (b) the Treasury, (c) HM Revenue and Customs and (d) the Scottish Executive on the economic impact of minimum pricing of alcohol.
(221890)
10
Philip Davies (Shipley): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, how much (a) his Department and (b) its agencies spent on taxis in the last financial year for which figures are available.
(223026)
11
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, pursuant to the Answer to the right hon. Member for Horsham of 14th July 2008, Official Report, column 27W, on carbon emissions: Government departments, how much air mileage incurred through departmental travel was used to calculate the departmental payment to the Government Carbon Offsetting Fund in each year that his Department and its predecessors have participated in the fund, broken down by (a) domestic, (b) short-haul and (c) long-haul flights.
(222048)
12
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what (a) primary and (b) secondary legislation sponsored by his Department and its predecessor has (i) amended and (ii) enhanced existing powers of entry since May 1997.
(222049)
13
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, pursuant to the Answer to the right hon. Member for Horsham of 19th June 2008, Official Report, column 1187W, on Dorneywood: official hospitality, what use his Department has made of Dorneywood for official engagements in the last 12 months.
(222050)
14
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, if he will place in the Library a copy of the names and addresses of each organisation that supplied goods and services to his Department in 2007-08, based on the purchase order data held in the Department's financial database.
(222051)
15
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, how much (a) his Department and (b) its agencies spent on each of the external public relations and marketing companies included in the Central Office of Information's Public Relations Framework in each of the last 36 months.
(222052)
16
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what use (a) his Department and (b) its agencies make of (i) MOSAIC and (ii) ACORN data.
(222053)
17
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what permanent residential accommodation is provided for use by civil servants in his Department; how many residential dwellings are provided; where they are located; and for what grade of civil servant they are provided.
(222054)
18
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, whether those staff of (a) his Department and (b) its agencies who are entitled to business class or first class air travel are permitted to (i) travel in a cheaper class to the destination and (ii) benefit in monetary terms or in kind from the saving.
(222055)
19
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what types of data have been sold by (a) his Department and (b) its agencies under the Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations in the last 12 months.
(222056)
20
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, how many applications (a) his Department and (b) its agencies have made under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 to (i) undertake directed surveillance, (ii) use covert human intelligence sources, (iii) acquire communications data and (iv) undertake intrusive surveillance in the last 24 months.
(222057)
21
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what the location is of each office occupied by (a) his Department and (b) each of its agencies which has been (i) newly occupied and (ii) refurbished in the last 24 months; and what the floor area in square metres is of each.
(222058)
22
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, pursuant to the Answer to the right hon. Member for Horsham of 10th July 2008, Official Report, column 1730W, on mininim wage: publicity, what the criteria were for the choices of location of the visit of the Minimum Wage Battle Bus.
(222212)
23
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, how much was in each political fund of each trades union in the most recent period for which figures are available, according to records held by the Certification Officer.
(222213)
24
Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, how many full-time equivalent members of staff in (a) his Department and (b) its associated public bodies are working on projects in relation to the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics Games; how many of them are working on (i) project management, (ii) legacy planning, (iii) project oversight and (iv) financial oversight; and what plans he has for future staffing levels in each case.
(221869)
25
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, how many officials in his Department are wholly or mainly tasked with the negotiation, implementation or the administration of EU legislation and consequent policies.
(222277)
26
Andrew George (St Ives): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, with reference to the Government's response to the Competition Commission's inquiry into grocery retailing of 29th July 2008, what definition of consumer interest his Department will use when determining whether to establish an independent Ombudsman to oversee the Groceries Supply Code of Practice.
(224279)
27
Andrew George (St Ives): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what assessment he has made of the findings contained in the Office of Fair Trading's market study of personal current accounts.
(224300)
28
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what arrangements his Department has in place to assist officials to overcome the effects of stress experienced in the workplace.
(222182)
29
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what contracts (a) his Department and (b) its agencies have with EDF; and how much (i) his Department and (ii) its agencies paid to EDF in each of the last 10 years, broken down by the purpose of the payment.
(221833)
30
N
Mr David Jones (Clwyd West): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, when he anticipates that decommissioning work at Trawsfynydd nuclear power station will be complete.
(224507)
31
N
Mr David Jones (Clwyd West): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, when he expects to announce his decision on the application by Npower Renewables for consent for the development of the Gwynt y Mor wind farm under section 36 of the Electricity Act 1989.
(224508)
32
Susan Kramer (Richmond Park): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, how many post office branches have experienced temporary closures of more than one month in the last five years for which information is available; and what assessment he has made of the merits of using mobile post offices during such periods of temporary closure.
(221768)
33
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what expenditure was incurred by regional development agencies in maintaining offices overseas in 2007-08; and what expenditure on such offices has been budgeted for in 2008-09.
(222829)
34
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 25th June 2008, Official Report, column 329W, on regional planning and development: electronic government, how much funding each regional development agency has provided to the regional equality and diversity partnership in each region.
(222986)
35
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, pursuant to the Written Ministerial Statement of 11th June 2008, Official Report, column 15WS, on regional development agencies: re-appointments, what the declared political activity of each of the 12 re-appointed board members is.
(223012)
36
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, if he will take steps to ensure that people may only advertise their services as accountants once they have undertaken professional requirements similar to those required of solicitors and barristers.
(222490)
37
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, with reference to the judgment of the European Court of Justice in case C-303/06, what plans he has to issue new guidance to employers on the rights of carers to demand flexible working; and if he will make a statement.
(221779)
38
Mr Michael Meacher (Oldham West & Royton): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, if he will require all new coal plants to capture at least 90 per cent. of their carbon dioxide emissions by 2020 if they are to continue operating.
(223985)
39
Jessica Morden (Newport East): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what steps his Department is taking to encourage mobile network operators to reduce their text and data roaming charges for customers travelling abroad.
(222614)
40
Bob Russell (Colchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what discussions he has had with the Department of Health on the potential implications for the (a) urology market, (b) stoma market and (c) single-line items market of the proposed new arrangements under Part IX of the Drug Tariff for the provision of stoma and urology appliances, and related services, in Primary Care: A consultation, June 2008; and if he will make a statement.
(222387)
41
Helen Southworth (Warrington South): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, if he will take steps to ensure that broadband customers receive the level of service advertised by their broadband provider.
(223812)
42
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, if he will commission research on the extent to which wind energy can provide baseload electricity generation in the UK.
(222463)
43
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, if he will take steps to protect the privacy of UK users of YouTube in light of the recent US court judgement.
(222466)
44
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, pursuant to the Answer of 7th July 2008, Official Report, column 1320W, on departmental home working, if he will make it his policy to collate and maintain central records of homeworking by his Department's staff.
(222470)
45
Dr Howard Stoate (Dartford): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, how much his Department spent on services in (a) Dartford Borough, (b) Kent Thameside, (c) the Thames Gateway, (d) Kent County Council area and (e) the South East region in each of the last five years, broken down by type of service.
(222448)
46
Mr Gary Streeter (South West Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what progress has been made in establishing an energy park at Langage, Devon, pursuant to the licence granted to the former Department of Trade and Industry to build a power station on the site.
(222416)
47
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, how many working days were lost as a result of strikes in (a) each parliamentary constituency in Cornwall, (b) the South West region and (c) England in each year since 1979.
(222403)
48
Sarah Teather (Brent East): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what assessment he has made of the effect of Ordnance Survey's licensing terms on trends in business take-up of its services; and if he will make a statement.
(222736)
49
Sarah Teather (Brent East): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what the operating costs of the Export Credits Guarantee Department were in each of the last five years.
(222764)
50
Sarah Teather (Brent East): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what the operating costs of the Defence Export Services Organisation were in each of the last five years.
(222767)
51
Sarah Teather (Brent East): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what public consultation exercises were undertaken by his Department in each of the last five years; and what the cost of each was.
(222768)
52
Sarah Teather (Brent East): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what his policy is on the export of thermobaric weapons; and if he will make a statement.
(222769)
53
Sarah Teather (Brent East): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what steps he is taking to support manufacturing companies in London.
(222770)
54
Mr Ben Wallace (Lancaster & Wyre): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what research his Department has (a) undertaken, (b) commissioned and (c) evaluated on attitudes of small and medium-sized enterprises to regional development agencies.
(223820)
55
N
Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what assessment he has made of the effect of enhanced UK domestic nuclear generating capacity on UK dependence on imported gas; and if he will make a statement.
(222438)
56
Sir Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what assessment the Better Regulation Executive has made of the impact of the Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products Directive on (a) manufacturers, (b) retailers and (c) consumers of specialist herbal remedies; what estimate he has made of the effect of the Directive on the number of herbal remedies on the market; and if he will make a statement.
(221881)
57
Sir Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, whether the Better Regulation Executive was consulted by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency about the consistency with the principles of good regulation of the Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products Directive; and what assessment he has made of whether those principles are met by the Directive.
(221883)
58
Sir Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what percentage of the economy the clothing and textiles industry accounts for.
(223832)
59
Sir Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, how many people were employed in the (a) weaving, (b) spinning, (c) dyeing, (d) finishing and making-up and (e) silk industry sectors at the latest date for which figures are available.
(224182)
Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
60
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will visit the HM Revenue and Customs offices in Southend-on-Sea to meet (a) staff and (b) union representatives to discuss the number of staff employed at the office; and if he will make a statement.
(222287)
61
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations he has received since January 2008 from Southend-on-Sea Borough Council on staffing levels in HM Revenue and Customs offices in Southend; what plans he has to meet representatives from the council to discuss this issue; and if he will make a statement.
(222288)
62
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will place in the Library a copy of the representations received from (a) Southend-on-Sea Borough Council and (b) the Public and Commercial Services Union on the closure of HM Revenue and Customs offices in Southend; what responses he gave in each case; and if he will make a statement.
(222289)
63
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will maintain 2,000 jobs in HM Revenue and Customs offices in Southend; and if he will make a statement.
(222290)
64
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the (a) costs and (b) projected savings are expected to be of the Estates Consolidation Programme of HM Revenue and Customs in the Southend urban area; what recent representations he has received about this programme; what response was given; and if he will make a statement.
(222365)
65
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to answer Question 210664 on vehicle excise duty tabled on 9th June 2008 by the hon. Member for Southend West; what the reason for the time taken to reply is; what steps he (a) has taken and (b) plans to take to answer written Parliamentary Questions within a working week of them being tabled; and if he will make a statement.
(222369)
66
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many staff of each (a) sex and (b) grade were employed at HM Revenue and Customs offices (i) Tyler's House, (ii) Dencora Court, (iii) Alexander House, (iv) Portcullis House, (v) Shoeburyness Computer Complex, (vi) Kelting House in Southend-on-Sea, (vii) Kelting House, Basildon and (viii) Regent House, Basildon on (A) 31st March 2006 and (B) 31st March 2008.
(222370)
67
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many staff of each (a) sex and (b) grade were employed at the Inland Revenue and HM Customs and Excise offices (i) Tyler's House, (ii) Dencora Court, (iii) Alexander House, (iv) Portcullis House, (v) Shoeburyness Computer Complex, (vi) Kelting House in Southend-on-Sea, (vii) Kelting House, Basildon and (viii) Regent House, Basildon on (A) 31st March 2000, (B) 31st March 2002 and (C) 31st March 2004.
(222371)
68
Mr John Baron (Billericay): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the five most serious disciplinary breaches in his Department were in the last 12 months; and what steps were taken in response to each breach.
(223046)
69
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of the effect of sterling/euro exchange rate changes on the UK net contribution to the EU in (a) each of the last five years for which figures are available and (b) 2008 to date, using the previous Budget Red Book as a base figure in each case.
(222496)
70
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the level of the personal allowance for income tax would be in the 2008-09 tax year if it had been increased in line with the Retail Price Index since 1972.
(222502)
71
N
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Deparmtent is taking to refund pre-paid Air Passenger Duty to passengers who had booked tickets with airlines which ceased trading prior to the date of the flight.
(224528)
72
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many notifications (a) his Department and (b) its agencies made to the Information Commissioner following the loss or mishandling of personal information or data in each of the last three years; and what was notified in each case.
(222900)
73
Colin Burgon (Elmet): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent steps HM Revenue and Customs has taken to ensure effective enforcement of the minimum wage in (a) West Yorkshire and (b) Leeds.
(222758)
74
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the effect on Government revenue of delaying the two pence rise in fuel duty to spring 2009.
(222935)
75
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the effect of trends in the levels of house prices on stamp duty receipts.
(222936)
76
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the effect on revenue to the Exchequer of decreasing the basic rate of income tax by (a) one penny, (b) two pence, (c) three pence, (d) four pence and (e) five pence.
(222937)
77
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the effect on revenue to the Exchequer of index linking capital gains and taxing them as income.
(222938)
78
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the cost to the Exchequer of introducing a retirement relief on capital gains tax of (a) £100,000, (b) £250,000, (c) £500,000 and (d) £1,000,000.
(222939)
79
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the loss of revenue to the Exchequer from legitimate tax avoidance in the last period for which figures are available.
(222940)
80
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the loss of revenue to the Exchequer from stamp duty tax avoidance through the use of offshore trusts in the last period for which figures are available.
(222941)
81
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the proportion of tax relief on pensions which is claimed by higher rate taxpayers.
(222942)
82
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the effect on revenue to the Exchequer of (a) petroleum revenue tax and (b) value added tax from increased oil prices since the 2008 Budget.
(222943)
83
N
Mr Stephen Crabb (Preseli Pembrokeshire): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he has had on (a) the future of the Mapeley STEPS Ltd estate and (b) the reorganisation of HM Revenue and Customs offices.
(221859)
84
Mr David Crausby (Bolton North East): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many residents of Bolton North East constituency made a claim for a tax credit in (a) 2006 and (b) 2007.
(222833)
85
Mr David Crausby (Bolton North East): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what research he has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the effectiveness of tax credits in meeting their objectives in the last three years.
(222834)
86
Philip Davies (Shipley): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the average cost of employing each member of staff in the compliance department of HM Revenue and Customs was in the last financial year.
(222615)
87
Philip Davies (Shipley): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the average yield produced by each member of staff in the compliance department at HM Revenue and Customs was in the last financial year.
(222616)
88
Philip Davies (Shipley): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will place in the Library the full results of each of the staff satisfaction surveys at HM Revenue and Customs in each of the last five years.
(222617)
89
Philip Davies (Shipley): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much (a) his Department and (b) it's agencies spent on taxis in the last financial year for which figures are available.
(223025)
90
Philip Davies (Shipley): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will place in the Library a copy of materials his Department has distributed to schools in the last three years.
(223958)
91
N
Mr Brian H. Donohoe (Central Ayrshire): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many tax payers resident in Scotland are attached to Inland Revenue Centre 1, Glasgow.
(224308)
92
N
Mr Brian H. Donohoe (Central Ayrshire): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many tax payers resident outside Scotland are attached to Inland Revenue centres outside of Scotland.
(224309)
93
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many applications (a) his Department and (b) its agencies have made under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 to (i) undertake directed surveillance, (ii) use covert human intelligence sources, (iii) acquire communications data and (iv) undertake intrusive surveillance in the last 24 months.
(221998)
94
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the location is of each office occupied by (a) his Department and (b) each of its agencies which has been (i) newly occupied and (ii) refurbished in the last 24 months; and what the floor area in square metres is of each.
(221999)
95
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer to the right hon. Member for Horsham of 14th July 2008, Official Report, column 27W, on carbon emissions: Government departments, how much air mileage incurred through departmental travel was used to calculate the departmental payment to the Government Carbon Offsetting Fund in each year that his Department has participated in the fund, broken down by (a) domestic, (b) short haul and (c) long haul flights.
(222033)
96
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer to the right hon. Member for Horsham of 19th June 2008, Official Report, column 1187W, on Dorneywood: official hospitality, what use his Department has made of Dorneywood for official engagements in the last 12 months.
(222034)
97
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what (a) primary and (b) secondary legislation sponsored by his Department has (i) amended and (ii) enhanced existing powers of entry since May 1997.
(222035)
98
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will place in the Library a copy of the names and addresses of each organisation that supplied goods and services to his Department in 2007-08, based on the purchase order data held in the Department's financial database.
(222036)
99
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much (a) his Department and (b) its agencies spent on each of the external public relations and marketing companies included in the Central Office of Information's Public Relations Framework in each of the last 36 months.
(222059)
100
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what use (a) his Department and (b) its agencies make of (i) MOSAIC data and (ii) ACORN data.
(222060)
101
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what permanent residential accommodation is provided for use by civil servants in his Department; how many residential dwellings are provided; where they are located; and for what grade of civil servant they are provided.
(222061)
102
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether those staff of (a) his Department and (b) its agencies who are entitled to business class or first class air travel are permitted to (i) travel in a cheaper class to the destination and (ii) benefit in monetary terms or kind from the saving.
(222062)
103
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list each type of data that has been sold by (a) his Department and (b) its agencies under the Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations in the last 12 months.
(222063)
104
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many departmental identity cards or departmental passes have been reported lost or stolen by staff in (a) his Department and (b) each of its executive agencies in the last 24 months.
(222226)
105
N
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what consideration his Department has given to the introduction of a derogation from road tax increases for working farm vehicles.
(224438)
106
N
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the cost to the public purse of nationalising Northern Rock has been to date.
(221719)
107
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many officials in his Department are wholly or mainly tasked with the negotiation, implementation or the administration of EU legislation and consequent policies.
(222278)
108
Sandra Gidley (Romsey): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many fines have been issued to employers for paying employees at rates below the national minimum wage in (a) Southampton and (b) the non-metropolitan county of Hampshire.
(222292)
109
N
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many homes qualified for the zero carbon home stamp duty relief since its inception, broken down by constituency; and if he will make a statement.
(222727)
110
N
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate has he made of the effect on Exchequer receipts in each financial year of the entry into force of clause 144 of the Finance Bill, on rebates to vehicle excise duty.
(222789)
111
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions his Department has had with the British Aggregates Association on the Opinion of 17th July of Advocate General Mengozzi of the European Court of Justice on the legality of the aggregates levy.
(223771)
112
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the legality of the aggregates levy following the comments of 17th July of Advocate General Mengozzi of the European Court of Justice on the legality of the levy.
(223772)
113
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 7th July 2008, Official Report, column 1263W, on Revenue and Customs: visits abroad, why it is no longer possible to disclose the destinations visited by HM Revenue and Customs staff.
(223972)
114
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much has been spent on works of art in each HM Revenue and Customs office in the last 12 months.
(223974)
115
N
Stephen Hammond (Wimbledon): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, in respect of which private finance initiative projects the obligations on either party have not been met, leading to (a) contract renegotiation and (b) contract failure followed by project reversion to public control.
(224456)
116
N
Stephen Hammond (Wimbledon): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the capital liabilities in respect of private finance initiative contracts were in each year since 1990-91, broken down by Department.
(224471)
117
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what arrangements his Department has in place to assist officials to overcome the effects of stress experienced in the workplace.
(222180)
118
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what contracts (a) his Department and (b) its agencies have with EDF; and how much (i) his Department and (ii) its agencies paid to EDF in each of the last 10 years, broken down by the purpose of the payment.
(221837)
119
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, which Minister has responsibility for each of his Department's public service agreement targets.
(223983)
120
Mark Hunter (Cheadle): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much his Department spent on mobile telephones in each year since 1997.
(222343)
121
Ms Sally Keeble (Northampton North): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the number of housing repossessions; and if he will make a statement.
(222394)
122
N
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people his Department employs who have an annual salary of over £100,000.
(222322)
123
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment the Valuation Office Agency has made of the average house price in London in (a) April 2006, (b) April 2007 and (c) the most recent period for which figures are available.
(222839)
124
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the timetable is for the decision on whether local authorities will be compensated by HM Revenue and Customs for the VAT payments they have made on off-street car park charges; what the Government's policy is on the issue; and if he will make a statement.
(222840)
125
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what planning applications were made by his Department between 2001-02 and 2006-07; and for what purpose in each case.
(222841)
126
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the Answer to the hon. Member for Surrey Heath of 12th October 2006, Official Report, column 887W, on the Valuation Office Agency, and the Answer to the hon. Member for Welwyn Hatfield of 8th October 2007, Official Report, columns 226-27W, on housing: valuation, whether the ACORN data was used in whole or in part by the Valuation Office Agency to assist with the division of the country into the 10,000 localities.
(222877)
127
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the Answer to the hon. Member for Meriden of 30th October 2006, Official Report, column 51W, on the Valuation Office Agency, how much has been spent by the Valuation Office Agency on ACORN data from CACI Ltd; and when the last dataset update was provided to the Agency.
(222878)
128
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Bromley and Chislehurst of 7th July 2008, Official Report, column 1266W, on the Valuation Office: Northern Ireland Land and Property Services, if he will place in the Library copies of the minutes of the Steering Committee on Harmonisation in respect of each of the meetings listed in the Answer.
(222896)
129
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what items from the Government Art Collection are located within his Ministerial residence in Downing Street.
(222989)
130
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 24th June 2008, Official Report, columns 258-9W, on the Valuation Office: databases, whether the databases being aligned include the Valuation Office Agency's (a) geographic information system, (b) automated valuation model and (c) council tax banding tool.
(223076)
131
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 24th June 2008, Official Report, columns 258-9W, on the Valuation Office: databases, whether the information being provided to the Valuation Office Agency by Ordnance Survey is in respect of (a) England, (b) Wales and (c) both.
(223077)
132
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Fareham of 3rd July 2008, Official Report, column 1015W, on departmental ICT, what contracts with an IT component the Valuation Office Agency has entered into in the last five years.
(223078)
133
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Bromley and Chislehurst of 19th June 2008, Official Report, columns 1106-7W, on the Valuation Office Agency: Rightmove, whether Rightmove.co.uk plc is supplying current property data to the Valuation Office Agency.
(223079)
134
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Bromley and Chislehurst of 19th June 2008, Official Report, columns 1106-7W, on the Valuation Office Agency: Rightmove, what the date is by which the Valuation Office Agency and HM Revenue and Customs acting on the Agency's behalf must take an operational decision on whether to extend the contract with Rightmove.
(223080)
135
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Bromley and Chislehurst of 18th June 2008, Official Report, column 988W, on housing: valuation, if he will place in the Library an Excel chart listing the numerical value of the co-efficient for each locality used by the automated valuation model.
(223081)
136
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Bromley and Chislehurst of 18th June 2008, Official Report, column 988W, and to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 7th May 2008, Official Report, columns 912-13W, on housing: valuation, what unique number has been given to each locality; and in which billing authority each lies.
(223086)
137
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Bromley and Chislehurst of 18th June 2008, Official Report, column 988W, on housing: valuation, if he will place in the Library (a) a hard copy and (b) electronic copies of the maps and boundaries of each locality.
(223087)
138
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much the Valuation Office Agency has allocated for data capture in 2008-09.
(223089)
139
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Bromley of 18th June 2008, Official Report, column 988W, on housing: valuation, what the average area of each locality is.
(223092)
140
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if the Valuation Office Agency will adopt a principle of data minimisation in the information it collects and holds on domestic dwellings.
(223961)
141
Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what spending was on tax reliefs under the mortgage interest relief at source scheme in each of the last 20 years, broken down by (a) type of tenancy and (b) category of housing provision.
(221776)
142
Anne Main (St Albans): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, in how many cases of tax credit administration the computer system has been incapable of producing a result and the case has been transferred to manual management in the latest period for which figures are available.
(222025)
143
Mrs Madeleine Moon (Bridgend): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the implications for UK policy of the recent decision by the Dutch authorities in relation to the tax on mobility scooters for the use of disabled people in response to legal action in that country.
(222243)
144
Mr Michael Moore (Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what financial savings he expects to accrue from the closure of the HM Revenue and Customs offices in (a) Hawick and (b) Galashiels, broken down by (i) financial year and (ii) each category of expense representing five per cent. or more of the total savings in each year.
(222818)
145
Mr Chris Mullin (Sunderland South): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many public service jobs have been re-allocated from the South East to the North East of England in the last four years; and if he will make a statement.
(222078)
146
N
Robert Neill (Bromley & Chislehurst): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his Department's policy is on the levying of retrospective taxation.
(224330)
147
N
Robert Neill (Bromley & Chislehurst): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether an impact assessment has been produced in relation to the Valuation Office Agency's decision to (a) increase business rates on port and shipping companies and (b) backdate the higher rateable values.
(224525)
148
N
Mr Brooks Newmark (Braintree): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the public sector pension deficit is if calculated using a discount rate based on index-linked gilts; and what rate was used for the most recent calculation of the deficit.
(224505)
149
N
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, on how many occasions income tax has been repaid to people in custody in the last three years.
(224310)
150
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 14th July 2008, Official Report, column 152W, on the Valuation Office: video recordings, what the titles are of the internal training videos available on the Valuation Office Agency intranet.
(222478)
151
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 15th July 2008, Official Report, column 230W, on council tax: valuation, what the cost to the public purse was of the work on the council tax banding support tool by CapGemini, SAS and CLT/Tyler Technologies.
(222479)
152
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 15th July 2008, Official Report, column 234W, on Revenue and Customs: Rightmove, what the timetable is for the operational decision to be made on whether to extend the contract.
(222486)
153
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 15th July 2008, Official Report, column 234W, on Revenue and Customs: Rightmove, when the contracts expire; and whether the expiration of the contract would mean that historic data could still be accessed.
(222487)
154
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 14th July 2008, Official Report, column 151W, on the Valuation Office: Eurostar, what source of funding or financial aid system was being investigated.
(222488)
155
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 14th July 2008, Official Report, column 151W, on the Valuation Office: video recordings, what the name is of each internal training video used by the Valuation Office Agency for valuation purposes.
(222489)
156
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what powers of entry are exercisable by representatives of (a) the Valuation Office Agency and (b) HM Revenue and Customs under (i) primary and (ii) secondary legislation.
(222696)
157
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will place in the Library a copy of the minutes of the meeting of the Valuation Office Agency's National Ratepayers' Valuation Forum of 11th March 2008.
(222916)
158
Mr Greg Pope (Hyndburn): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many and what percentage of staff have left the employment of HM Revenue and Customs at each of its offices in the North West since April 2006.
(222687)
159
Mr John Spellar (Warley): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will take steps to restrict those engaged in the operation of the oil industry from trading in oil futures.
(222752)
160
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 23rd June 2008, Official Report, column 128W, on departmental home working, if he will make it his policy to collate and maintain central records of home working by his Department's staff.
(222535)
161
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will review the mileage rate permitted for expenses claims above which tax may be applied.
(223833)
162
N
Jon Trickett (Hemsworth): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether hon. Members who report alleged instances of employers paying wages at rates below the national minimum wage are routinely informed of steps taken by his Department in response to such reports.
(221704)
163
N
Jon Trickett (Hemsworth): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent steps his Department has taken on enforcement of provisions relating to the national minimum wage; and if he will make a statement.
(221752)
164
N
Jon Trickett (Hemsworth): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many prosecutions have been brought against employers for breach of national minimum wage legislation in the last 12 months; and how many of those cases related to employers in (a) Wakefield district and (b) Hemsworth constituency.
(221753)
165
N
Jon Trickett (Hemsworth): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many fines have been issued to employers for paying employees at rates below the national minimum wage in (a) England, (b) Wakefield district and (c) Hemsworth constituency since the provisions came into force; and what the sum of such fines has been in each year.
(221754)
166
N
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the likely effect of the changes to vehicle excise duty introduced in the 2008 Budget on the value of second hand cars.
(221767)
167
N
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of the postponement of the two pence increase in fuel duty on revenue accruing to the Exchequer in each of the next 12 months.
(222316)
168
Mr Ben Wallace (Lancaster & Wyre): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many arrests were made by customs officers in Lancashire in each year since 2000.
(223698)
169
Mr Ben Wallace (Lancaster & Wyre): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many arrests have been made as part of investigations into (a) VAT fraud, (b) smuggling, (c) duty avoidance and (d) large-scale tax avoidance in Lancashire in each year since 2000.
(223700)
170
Mark Williams (Ceredigion): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is planning to take to alleviate the effects of increased costs of fuel on local authority budgets.
(221915)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families
171
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what payments his Department has made to the Sex Education Forum in 2007-08; how much is planned for 2008-09; what restrictions his Department places on the use of such funds; and if he will make a statement.
(222356)
172
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, which faith-based schools were included in the national mapping of on-site sexual health services in education settings produced by the Sex Education Forum; and if he will make a statement.
(222357)
173
Mr John Baron (Billericay): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what the five most serious disciplinary breaches in his Department were in the last 12 months; and what steps were taken in response to each breach.
(223053)
174
Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods (City of Durham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what estimate he has made of the cost of extending free school meals to (a) children in families in receipt of maximum tax credit, (b) all children in families in receipt of tax credits and (c) all children in families below the official poverty line.
(222838)
175
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what estimate his Department has made of the amount spent by maintained schools in England on ornamental plants and seeds in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(222499)
176
N
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what proportion of children taking GCSEs in (a) grammar schools, (b) comprehensive schools, (c) secondary modern schools and (d) independent schools were awarded five or more GCSEs, broken down at (i) A* to A and (ii) A* to B grades in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(224526)
177
N
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what percentage of A grade A-levels in (a) chemistry, (b) physics, (c) mathematics and (d) modern languages were awarded to pupils at (i) grammar schools, (ii) comprehensive schools, (iii) sixth form colleges and (iv) independent schools in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(224527)
178
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many children were suspended or excluded from school for possession of an offensive weapon on school grounds in each of the last five years.
(222803)
179
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, when he plans to answer Question 194268, on family intervention projects, tabled on 11th March 2008.
(222804)
180
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many notifications (a) his Department and (b) its agencies made to the Information Commissioner following the loss or mishandling of personal information or data in each of the last three years; and what was notified in each case.
(222906)
181
N
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many (a) primary schools and (b) secondary schools in England have CCTV cameras in children's toilets.
(221812)
182
N
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, which Ministers from the devolved administrations have expressed an interest in attending the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child's examination of the UK State Party report in September 2008.
(221813)
183
N
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many (a) fathers and (b) mothers have been (i) fined and (ii) imprisoned for their children's non-attendance at school in each of the last five years.
(221814)
184
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what steps he is taking to maximise the beneficial effects of the NHS operating framework for 2008-09 on the health and well-being of looked-after children.
(223944)
185
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many primary school children at schools in West Lancashire constituency have access to healthy school meals.
(221887)
186
Mr Geoffrey Cox (Torridge & West Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many times restraint has been used in maintained primary and secondary schools in England for the purpose of preventing a child from (a) committing an offence, (b) causing personal injury to, or damage to the property of, a person, including the child in question and (c) prejudicing the maintenance of good order and discipline at the school or among pupils receiving education at the school in the last 12 months.
(222782)
187
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what recent steps the Government has taken to address childhood obesity.
(222677)
188
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what recent steps the Government has taken to regulate advertising aimed at children.
(222678)
189
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what recent steps the Government has taken to assess the effect of advertising on children.
(222679)
190
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what steps the Government has taken to address recent delays in the provision of SAT results to schools in Coventry.
(222680)
191
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what recent steps the Government has taken to promote reading in primary education.
(222702)
192
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 the provision of athletic equipment in schools.
(222703)
193
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what recent steps the Government has taken to raise awareness of all religions amongst school children.
(222704)
194
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what steps the Government plans to take to improve the nutritional content of school meals.
(224286)
195
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what steps the Government has taken to assist schools to encourage parents to provide healthy meals for children.
(224288)
196
Philip Davies (Shipley): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, if his Department will allocate funding to the Real Action Butterfly Children's Programme.
(222807)
197
Philip Davies (Shipley): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, if he will make an assessment of the effectiveness of the Real Action Butterfly Children's Programme in (a) raising educational attainment and (b) diverting young people away from anti-social behaviour and crime.
(222808)
198
Philip Davies (Shipley): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the direct instruction method of teaching in raising educational attainment.
(222809)
199
Philip Davies (Shipley): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how much his Department spent on taxis in the last financial year for which figures are available.
(223023)
200
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, pursuant to the Answer to the right hon. Member for Horsham of 14th July 2008, Official Report, column 27W, on carbon emissions: Government departments, how much air mileage incurred through departmental travel was used to calculate the departmental payment to the Government Carbon Offsetting Fund in each year that his Department and its predecessor have participated in the fund, broken down by (a) domestic, (b) short haul and (c) long haul flights.
(221994)
201
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, pursuant to the Answer to the right hon. Member for Horsham of 19th June 2008, Official Report, column 1187W, on Dorneywood: official hospitality, what use his Department has made of Dorneywood for official engagements in the last 12 months.
(221995)
202
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what (a) primary and (b) secondary legislation sponsored by his Department and its predecessors has (i) amended and (ii) enhanced existing powers of entry since May 1997.
(221996)
203
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, if he will place in the Library a copy of the names and addresses of each organisation that supplied goods and services to his Department in 2007-08, based on the purchase order data held in the Department's financial database.
(221997)
204
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many applications his Department and its predecessor have made under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 to (a) undertake directed surveillance, (b) use covert human intelligence sources, (c) acquire communications data and (d) undertake intrusive surveillance in the last 24 months.
(222000)
205
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what the location is of each office occupied by his Department and and its predecessor which has been (a) newly occupied and (b) refurbished in the last 24 months; and what the floor area in square metres is of each.
(222001)
206
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how much his Department and its predecessor spent on each of the external public relations and marketing companies included in the Central Office of Information's Public Relations Framework in each of the last 36 months.
(222002)
207
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what use (a) his Department and (b) its agencies make of (i) MOSAIC data and (ii) ACORN data.
(222003)
208
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, whether those staff of his Department who are entitled to business class or first class air travel are permitted to (a) travel in a cheaper class to the destination and (b) benefit in monetary terms or kind from the saving.
(222004)
209
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what types of data have been sold by his Department under the Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations in the last 12 months.
(222005)
210
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what permanent residential accommodation is provided for use by civil servants in his Department; how many residential dwellings are provided; where they are located; and for what grade of civil servant they are provided.
(222008)
211
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many staff in his Department and its predecessors have been seconded to public relations or public affairs firms or consultancies in each of the last five years.
(222187)
212
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, pursuant to the Answer to the Rt hon. Member for Horsham of 30th June 2008, Official Report, column 638W, on economic and monetary union, if he will place in the Library a copy of the last version of the plan.
(222188)
213
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, pursuant to the Written Ministerial Statement of 25th June 2008, Official Report, columns 25-27WS, on data handling procedures, if he will commission a privacy impact assessment for the ContactPoint database.
(222189)
214
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many staff from public relations or public affairs firms or consultancies have been seconded to his Department and its predecessor in each of the last five years.
(222190)
215
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what specialist epilepsy schools there are in East Lancashire.
(221899)
216
Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many full-time equivalent members of staff in his Department are working on projects relating to the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics Games; how many of those are working on (a) project management, (b) legacy planning, (c) project oversight and (d) financial oversight; and what plans he has for future staffing levels in each case.
(221870)
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Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many officials in his Department are wholly or mainly tasked with the negotiation, implementation or administration of EU legislation and consequent policies.
(222271)
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Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, whether the (Provisional) SFR National Curriculum Assessments at key stage three in England 2008 will be published on the second Tuesday in August as was originally scheduled.
(221901)
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Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, whether the (Provisional) SFR National Curriculum Assessments at key stage two in England 2008 will be published on the first Tuesday in August as was originally scheduled.
(221902)
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Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, who in the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority was responsible for the negotiations with ETS for the contract to administer and mark the Key Stage 2 and 3 SATs.
(222023)
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Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, pursuant to the Oral Statement of 22nd July 2008, Official Report, column 680, on SATS, when the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority entered into contractual discussions with ETS Europe; and for how long these discussions are expected to continue.
(223072)
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Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, pursuant to the Oral Statement of 22nd July 2008, Official Report, column 680, on SATS, what factors Ofqual took into account in determining that the quality of marking of this year's key stage 2 and key stage 3 national curriculum tests was at least as good as in previous years.
(223073)
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Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, pursuant to the Oral Statement of 22nd July 2008, Official Report, column 680, on SATS, if he will place in the Library the advice to him which stated that Ministerial statements intended to influence the outcome of contractual discussions between the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority and ETS Europe would jeopardise the public interest.
(223074)
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Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, pursuant to the Oral Statement of 22nd July 2008, Official Report, column 680, on SATS, what the evidential basis is for his assertion that a Minister can move the responsibility for redress from where it presently falls under the contract between the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority and ETS Europe.
(223075)
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Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, pursuant to the Answer of 21st July 2008, Official Report, column 929W, on children: disadvantaged, how many and what proportion of (a) all pupils and (b) pupils eligible to receive free school meals did not attain any GCSE grades higher than a D in each year since 1997-98.
(223713)
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Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, pursuant to the Answer of 10th September 2008, Official Report, columns 1854-6W, on examination results, what percentage of students who gained a GCSE in (a) French, (b) German and (c) Spanish at each grade were educated in the (i) mainstream maintained sector and (ii) the independent sector in each year since 1997.
(224476)
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Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, pursuant to the Answer of 10th September 2008, Official Report, columns 1854-6W, on examination results, what percentage of students who gained a GCSE in (a) physics, (b) chemistry and (c) biology or human biology were educated in (i) the mainstream maintained sector and (ii) the independent sector in each year since 2005, broken down by grade.
(224477)
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Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, if he will list the programmes aggregated as Other Miscellaneous programmes in each section of table 8.3, pages 88 to 89, of his Department's 2008 annual report.
(224478)
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Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, at how many comprehensive schools 50 per cent. or more pupils achieved a modern languages GCSE at A*-C in each year since 1997.
(224479)
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Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what percentage of pupils in the maintained mainstream sector achieved five GCSEs including a modern language at A* to C grades in each year since 1997.
(224500)
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Mr Robert Goodwill (Scarborough & Whitby): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many children assessed as being at risk of exclusion are entered on school registers as educated off-site and B-code; and how many hours per week of education such children receive on average.
(222835)
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Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many pupils sat A levels in (a) media studies, (b) psychology, (c) law, (d) mathematics, (e) physics and (f) history in each year since 1997, broken down by type of school or college.
(221759)
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Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many pupils took GCSEs in (a) media studies, (b) psychology and (c) law in each year since 1997, broken down by type of school.
(221760)
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Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, which organisations submitted a bid for the current contract to mark key stage two and three standard assessment tests.
(221903)
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Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how much each organisation that submitted a bid for the current contract to mark key stage two and three standard assessment tests proposed to charge to deliver the contract.
(221904)
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Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, if he will place in the Library a copy of his Department's guidance relating to the (a) structure of and (b) methodology of compiling performance league tables for schools which are offering diploma courses.
(223733)
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Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what the (a) original expected completion date and (b) current expected completion date is of each Building Schools for the Future project; and what the reasons are for delays in completion of projects in each case where there is a delay.
(223734)
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Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, which schools are offering a diploma course in the 2008-09 academic year; and how many pupils are taking each diploma course in each such school.
(223836)
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Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many students in independent schools have received the education maintenance allowance in each year since the allowance was introduced.
(223837)
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Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, if he will publish a list of circulars issued to (a) local authorities and (b) schools by his Department in the academic year 2007-08.
(223838)
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Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, in how many maintained mainstream schools over 75 per cent. of pupils obtained fewer than five GCSEs including English and mathematics at grades A to C in the last year for which figures are available.
(224519)
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Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what arrangements his Department has in place to assist officials to overcome the effects of stress experienced in the workplace.
(222179)
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Mr Doug Henderson (Newcastle upon Tyne North): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how much additional spending has been allocated for public libraries in the Newcastle upon Tyne area for the next 12 months.
(222629)
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Mr Doug Henderson (Newcastle upon Tyne North): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, whether his Department plans to produce regular reports on the outcomes and effectiveness of early years intervention work following the establishment of Sure Start Children's centres in every community beyond 2010.
(222635)
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Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what contracts his Department has with EDF; and how much his Department paid to EDF in each of the last 10 years, broken down by the purpose of the payment.
(221847)
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Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what estimate he has made of the changes in grammar school admission numbers consequent upon the Building Schools for the Future programme in (a) Gravesham constituency and (b) nationally in the next three years; and if he will make a statement.
(221895)
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John Howell (Henley): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what progress has been made in issuing guidance to local authorities on producing revised expressions of interest for Building for the Future waves 7 to 15; and which of the factors raised in the consultation which closed on 4th July were taken into account in drafting the guidance.
(224488)
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Mr David Kidney (Stafford): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what proportion of children in (a) foster care, (b) children's homes, (c) residential special schools and (d) juvenile secure establishments in England in the last 12 months (i) saw a family member at least once a week in that period and (ii) had no contact with their family in that period.
(221778)
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Mr David Kidney (Stafford): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many children in each local authority in England made a complaint about social services provision in each of the last two years; and how many such complaints were rejected because they were (a) not made within a year, (b) deemed unclear, (c) deemed frivolous and (d) deemed vexatious.
(221780)
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Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many key stage two scripts were unmarked as at 14th July; and if he will make a statement.
(221782)
251
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many key stage two and key stage three text scripts were sent out to the wrong markers in (a) 2007 and (b) 2008; and if he will make a statement.
(221783)
252
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many key stage two and key stage three text scripts were reported mislaid in (a) 2006, (b) 2007 and (c) 2008; and if he will make a statement.
(221784)
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Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many key stage two and key stage three test markers were rejected for lack of reliability during the live marking of the tests in (a) 2006, (b) 2007 and (c) 2008; and if he will make a statement.
(221785)
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Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what payments are due to ETS for the administration of the national tests in each year from 2008-09 to 2012-13; how much has been paid to ETS to date; and if he will make a statement.
(221786)
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Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what proportion of (a) key stage two and (b) key stage three tests in (i) science, (ii) English and (iii) mathematics were (A) marked, (B) marked with results entered into a computer system and (C) marked and returned to the relevant school by (1) 8th July and (2) 15th July 2008; and if he will make a statement.
(221787)
256
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what proportion of key stage two and key stage three scripts were sent out late to markers in (a) 2006, (b) 2007 and (c) 2008; and if he will make a statement.
(221788)
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Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what percentage of appeals against key stage two and key stage three marking were upheld in each year from 2005 to 2008; how many appeals were received in each year; and if he will make a statement.
(221789)
258
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what representations were received by (a) his Department, (b) the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority and (c) the National Assessment Agency on the arrangements for administration and marking of the key stage tests for 2008 in (i) 2006 and (ii) 2007; and if he will make a statement.
(221790)
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Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many prospective markers for (a) key stage two and (b) key stage three failed the tests for marking quality at the (i) standardisation stage and (ii) monitoring stage in (A) science, (B) mathematics and (C) English in each year from 2005 to 2008; and if he will make a statement.
(221791)
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Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many markers were employed to mark the key stage (a) two and (b) three tests in (i) English, (ii) mathematics and (iii) science in (A) 2006, (B) 2007 and (C) 2008; and if he will make a statement.
(221792)
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Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what recent estimate he has made of the cost of the key stage two and key stage three tests in each year from 2004 to 2008; and if he will make a statement.
(221793)
262
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many marketing officers (a) his Department and its predecessors and (b) the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority employed in each year since 2001; and if he will make a statement.
(222708)
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Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how much his Department and its predecessors spent on employing marketing officers in each year since 2001.
(222709)
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Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how much his Department and its predecessors spent on freelance press officers in each year since 2001; and if he will make a statement.
(222710)
265
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many freelance press officers his Department and its predecessors employed in each year since 2001.
(222711)
266
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what the average number of times was an individual trainee on the initial teacher training course took the basic skills test in (a) literacy, (b) numeracy and (c) ICT in each year since 2000; and if he will make a statement.
(223714)
267
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many (a) primary and (b) secondary schools are using temporary mobile classroom accommodation in each region; and if he will make a statement.
(223715)
268
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many and what proportion of (a) 16 to 18, (b) 17 and (c) 18 year olds are not in education, employment or training in each region.
(223716)
269
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what advertising campaigns his Department has run between 2000 and June 2004; and what the (a) date and (b) cost was of each.
(223717)
270
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what percentage of primary school children are being taught a foreign language; and if he will make a statement.
(223718)
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Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many (a) headteachers and (b) deputy headteachers took early retirement in each of the last three years; and if he will make a statement.
(223719)
272
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many primary school language teachers were recruited in each year since 2005; and if he will make a statement.
(223720)
273
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many (a) primary teachers and (b) primary teaching assistants have been given training to teach foreign languages to their pupils since 2005; and if he will make a statement.
(223721)
274
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many secondary schools have set a benchmark to increase the number of key stage 4 pupils taking a modern language; and if he will make a statement.
(223722)
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Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what the income of the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust (a) was in each year from 1999 to 2000 to 2007-08 and (b) is planned to be for each year from 2008-09 to 2010-11, broken down by (i) central Government grants, (ii) subscriptions from schools, (iii) private sector donations and (iv) other income; and if he will make a statement.
(223887)
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Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how much money for schools from his Department was not devolved to local authorities or schools but allocated directly by his Department in the most recent year for which figures are available; and what the (a) purpose of the funding and (b) amount spent was.
(223888)
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Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how much has been spent on the Ethnic Minority Achievement Grant in each year since 2004-05; how much is allocated for each of the next three years; what the purpose of the grant is; and if he will make a statement.
(223889)
278
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, when the Talent Taskforce was established; what it has cost to date; and what the performance of the taskforce has been against its objectives.
(223890)
279
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what estimate he has made of the cost of the Office of the Schools Commissioner for each year from 2006-07 to 2010-11; and if he will make a statement.
(224280)
280
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, if he will place in the Library a copy of the most recent list of national challenge schools; and if he will make a statement.
(224296)
281
Shona McIsaac (Cleethorpes): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many children's centres there are in (a) Cleethorpes constituency, (b) Great Grimsby constituency, (c) North East Lincolnshire and (d) North Lincolnshire; how many are planned to be opened in each area; how much was spent on such centres in each of the last three years; and how much will be spent in the next 18 months.
(222783)
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Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, in what formats GCSE examinations are available for children (a) with a (i) visual and (ii) hearing impairment and (b) who are dyslexic; and how many times each such format has been used in the last three years.
(221705)
283
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, pursuant to the Answer of 4th June 2008, Official Report, column 949W, on children: day care, how many and what proportion of daycare settings in the (a) 10 per cent. most deprived, (b) 10 per cent. least deprived, (c) five per cent. most deprived and (d) five per cent. least deprived local authority area were awarded ratings of inadequate following an Ofsted inspection in (i) 2005-06, (ii) 2006-07 and (iii) 2007-08.
(223712)
284
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what the reasons are for the delay in the implementation of ContactPoint; and what the cost to the public purse of (a) that delay and (b) implementation in full will be.
(223744)
285
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many and what proportion of childminders were deemed inadequate by Ofsted in the (a) 10 per cent. most deprived and (b) 10 per cent. least deprived local authority areas in each year since such inspections began.
(223745)
286
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many and what proportion of childminders were deemed inadequate by Ofsted in each region in each year since such inspections began.
(223746)
287
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many registered childminders there were in each region in each quarter of the last three years.
(223747)
288
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many registered childminders there were in the (a) 10 per cent. most deprived and (b) 10 per cent. least deprived local authority areas in each quarter of the last three years.
(223748)
289
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what the objectives are of the Sure Start sufficiency and access grant and the projects it has funded; and how much his Department has allocated to the grant in (a) each year since its introduction and (b) each of the next three years.
(223749)
290
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many and what proportion of children under the age of 16 who were convicted of a criminal offence in each year since 1997 were from a single-parent household.
(223750)
291
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many and what proportion of children under the age of 16 who were convicted of an offence of gun or knife crime in each year since 1997 were from a single-parent household.
(223751)
292
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many and what proportion of children classified as having a (a) hearing and (b) vision impairment achieved the national standard in key stage (i) 1, (ii) 2 and (iii) 3 tests in each year since the introduction of the tests.
(223755)
293
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many and what proportion of children classified as having a (a) hearing and (b) vision impairment achieved five A* to C grades in their GCSE exams in each of the last 10 years.
(223756)
294
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many and what proportion of children classified as having a (a) hearing and (b) vision impairment achieved five A* to C grades including mathematics and English in their GCSE exams in each of the last 10 years.
(223757)
295
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many children in England took up free nursery places in each quarter in each year since the scheme was introduced.
(223760)
296
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, pursuant to the Answer of 1st July 2008, Official Report, columns 823-24W, on children: day care, how many senior managers on average a local authority nursery had at the most recent date for which figures are available.
(223762)
297
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many and what proportion of children who have received a pre-school assessment of speech and language in the last 12 months were referred for speech and language issues.
(223980)
298
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many and what proportion of children's centres were operated by organisations other than the relevant local authority in each year since such centres were introduced.
(223981)
299
N
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what estimate he has made of maintained schools' expenditure on advertising for recruitment in each of the last three years.
(221756)
300
N
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many teaching posts in maintained schools were advertised in each of the last three years, broken down by subject; and how many of those posts were filled as a result of the recruitment exercise of which the advertisement was part.
(221757)
301
N
Mr Terry Rooney (Bradford North): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what level of assurance the Accounting Officer has been given by his Department's internal audit team regarding the health and safety of children undergoing vocational work experience.
(221832)
302
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, pursuant to the Answer of 25th June 2008, Official Report, column 405W, on departmental homeworking, if he will make it his policy to collate and maintain central records of homeworking by his Department's staff.
(222472)
303
Dr Howard Stoate (Dartford): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how much his Department spent on services, broken down by type, in (a) Dartford Borough, (b) Kent Thameside, (c) the Thames Gateway, (d) Kent County Council area and (e) the South East region in each of the last five years.
(222449)
304
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what his estimate is of the cost of relocating the Training and Development Agency for Schools from London to Manchester.
(223766)
305
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many graduates completed the Teach First programme in each year since its inception; and if he will make a statement.
(223793)
306
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many graduates he expects to complete the Teach First programme in each of the next five years; and if he will make a statement.
(223794)
307
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what plans he has to increase the number of graduates completing the Teach First programme; and if he will make a statement.
(223795)
308
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what percentage of secondary school teacher training applications for each subject were accepted in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(223796)
309
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what percentage of Bachelor of Education course entrants did not have an A-level in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(223797)
310
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what plans he has to increase awareness of the Teach First programme among graduates; and if he will make a statement.
(223798)
311
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what assessment he has made of the progress of the National College of School Leadership in developing a replacement for the Fast Track scheme; and if he will make a statement.
(223799)
312
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what assessment he has made of the performance of the future leaders programme; and if he will make a statement.
(223800)
313
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many people are expected to complete the future leaders programme in each of the next five years; and if he will make a statement.
(223801)
314
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what the budget for the future leaders programme is for 2008-09; and if he will make a statement.
(223802)
315
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what plans he has to expand the future leaders programme across England; and if he will make a statement.
(223803)
316
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what assessment his Department has made of the merits of establishing a national college of teachers; and if he will make a statement.
(223804)
317
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many and what percentage of Teach First leavers went on to work in (a) academies and (b) the independent sector in each of the last two years; and if he will make a statement.
(223805)
318
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many pupils were suspended more than (a) once, (b) five times and (c) 10 times in (i) England and (ii) Yorkshire and the Humber in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(223806)
319
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many pupils were permanently excluded more than (a) once and (b) twice in (i) England and (ii) Yorkshire and the Humber in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(223807)
320
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many and what percentage of schools in Yorkshire and the Humber were judged by Ofsted to be (a) excellent, (b) good, (c) satisfactory and (d) inadequate at their most recent inspection; and if he will make a statement.
(223808)
321
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many teaching days were lost to sickness absence in Yorkshire and the Humber in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(223809)
322
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many (a) primary and (b) secondary school teachers in Yorkshire and the Humber did not have qualified teacher status in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(223810)
323
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many full-time primary school teachers there were in Yorkshire and the Humber in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(223811)
324
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what percentage of primary school teachers in (a) England and (b) Yorkshire and the Humber were men at the latest date for which figures are available.
(223813)
325
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many teaching assistants there were in Yorkshire and the Humber in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(223814)
326
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many pupils in Yorkshire and the Humber were excluded for assaulting or threatening a teacher in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(223815)
327
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many secondary school pupils in Yorkshire and the Humber played truant in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(223816)
328
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many persistent truants there were in Yorkshire and the Humber in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(223817)
329
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many vacancies for full-time secondary school teachers there were in Yorkshire and the Humber in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(223818)
330
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many schools in Yorkshire and the Humber have temporary headteachers; and if he will make a statement.
(223819)
331
Jon Trickett (Hemsworth): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what financial assistance is available for supply teachers without qualified teacher status (QTS) earning the equivalent of a classroom teacher on the M6 pay scale who wish to obtain QTS; and if he will make a statement.
(223779)
332
Jon Trickett (Hemsworth): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what the average annual earnings of a supply teacher in (a) England, (b) Yorkshire and the Humber and (c) Wakefield District were in the latest period for which figures are available.
(223780)
333
Jon Trickett (Hemsworth): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what the average income of a first year teacher in (a) England, (b) Yorkshire and the Humber and (c) Wakefield District was in the last year for which figures are available.
(223781)
334
Jon Trickett (Hemsworth): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what the average income of a teacher on the M6 pay scale in (a) England, (b) Yorkshire and the Humber and (c) Wakefield District was in the last year for which figures are available.
(223782)
335
Jon Trickett (Hemsworth): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what programmes there are to encourage current non-qualified teachers who are acting as supply teachers to seek careers as full-time qualified teachers; and if he will make a statement.
(223783)
336
Mr Charles Walker (Broxbourne): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many children with autism or Asperger's syndrome accessed child and adolescent mental health services in each of the last 10 years.
(222579)
337
Mr Charles Walker (Broxbourne): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what assessment he has made of the effect of bullying on children with autism.
(222581)
Questions to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
338
Mr John Baron (Billericay): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what the five most serious disciplinary breaches have been in his Department in the last 12 months; and what action was taken to correct the breach in each case.
(222560)
339
Mr John Baron (Billericay): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what the five most serious disciplinary breaches in the Prime Minister's Office were in the last 12 months; and what steps were taken in response to each breach.
(223050)
340
N
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how many people were unemployed in (a) West Chelmsford constituency and (b) Chelmsford local authority area in each of the last six months for which figures are available.
(224481)
341
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what the Cabinet Office's policy is on the disposal of hard disks from redundant personal computers.
(223963)
342
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what funding his Department has provided for social enterprises delivering public services in West Lancashire constituency in the last 12 months.
(221885)
343
Philip Davies (Shipley): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what the cost to the public purse was of media monitoring activities carried out by (a) the Central Office of Information, (b) his Department and (c) the Prime Minister's Office in each of the last five years.
(222598)
344
Philip Davies (Shipley): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, if he will make a statement on the pension arrangements in place for the Prime Minister's Chief of Strategy and Principal Adviser.
(222599)
345
Philip Davies (Shipley): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how many mobile telephones have been (a) purchased, (b) repaired and (c) replaced by the Prime Minister's Office since 27th June 2007.
(222602)
346
Philip Davies (Shipley): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, when he expects to appoint a new Permanent Secretary for Government Communications.
(222606)
347
Philip Davies (Shipley): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how many complaints were made by civil servants alleging breaches of the Civil Service code in each of the last 10 years.
(222611)
348
Philip Davies (Shipley): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how many incidents have been reported by his Department under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 since 27th June 2007.
(222637)
349
Philip Davies (Shipley): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how much (a) the Cabinet Office, (b) its agency and (c) the Prime Minister's Office spent on taxis in the last financial year for which figures are available.
(223038)
350
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, pursuant to the Answer to the right hon. Member for Horsham of 14th July 2008, Official Report, column 27W, on carbon emissions: Government departments, how much air mileage incurred through departmental travel was used to calculate the departmental payment to the Government Carbon Offsetting Fund in each year that his Department has participated in the fund, broken down by (a) domestic, (b) short haul and (c) long haul flights.
(221972)
351
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, pursuant to the Answer to the right hon. Member for Horsham of 19th June 2008, Official Report, column 1187W, on Dorneywood: official hospitality, what use his Department has made of Dorneywood for official engagements in the last 12 months.
(221973)
352
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what (a) primary and (b) secondary legislation sponsored by his Department has (i) amended and (ii) enhanced existing powers of entry since May 1997.
(221974)
353
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, if he will place in the Library a copy of the names and addresses of each organisation that supplied goods and services to his Department in 2007-08, based on the purchase order data held in the Department's financial database.
(221975)
354
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how many applications (a) his Department and (b) its agencies have made under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 to (i) undertake directed surveillance, (ii) use covert human intelligence sources, (iii) acquire communications data and (iv) undertake intrusive surveillance in the last 24 months.
(221987)
355
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what the location is of each office occupied by (a) the Cabinet Office and (b) the Central Office of Information which has been (i) newly occupied and (ii) refurbished in the last 24 months; and what the floor area in square metres is of each.
(221988)
356
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what use (a) his Department and (b) its agencies make of (i) MOSAIC data and (ii) ACORN data.
(221990)
357
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what permanent residential accommodation is provided for use by civil servants in his Department; how many residential dwellings are provided; where they are located; and for what grade of civil servant they are provided.
(221991)
358
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, whether those staff of (a) his Department and (b) its agencies who are entitled to business class or first class air travel are permitted to (i) travel in a cheaper class to the destination and (ii) benefit in monetary terms or kind from the saving.
(221992)
359
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what types of data have been sold by (a) his Department and (b) its agencies under the Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations in the last 12 months.
(221993)
360
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what expenditure is made from the public purse for work related to the Prime Minister's personal appearance.
(222214)
361
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, pursuant to the Answer to the right hon. Member for Horsham of 24th June 2008, Official Report, column 236W, on departmental aviation, what information on the number of flights and journeys is transferred to the Government Carbon Offsetting Fund by the Cabinet Office in order to calculate the carbon offset payment to the fund.
(222215)
362
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, pursuant to the Answer to the right hon. Member for Horsham of 24th June 2008, Official Report, column 238W, on departmental television, what the premium channels subscribed to are.
(222216)
363
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, pursuant to the Answer to the right hon. Member for Horsham of 14th July 2008, Official Report, column 238W, on departmental carbon emissions, if he will place in the Library a copy of the dataset and the accompanying methodology used by the Cabinet Office to calculate its payments to the Offsetting Fund in (a) 2005-06 and (b) 2006-07.
(222217)
364
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what his policy is on the release to third parties of transcripts of broadcast interviews (a) produced and (b) commissioned by the Media Monitoring Unit at public expense.
(222218)
365
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, pursuant to the Answer of 9th July 2008, Official Report, column 1625W, on departmental retirement, how many requests to work beyond the standard retirement age were received by his Department in each of the last five years.
(222432)
366
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how many officials in his Department are wholly or mainly tasked with the negotiation, implementation or administration of EU legislation and consequent policies.
(222276)
367
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what arrangements his Department has in place to assist officials to overcome the effects of stress experienced in the workplace.
(222177)
368
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what contracts (a) his Department and (b) its agency has with EDF; and how much (i) his Department and (ii) its agency paid to EDF in each of the last 10 years, broken down by the purpose of the payment.
(221851)
369
N
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how many notices of death were received by the Registrar General relating to (a) babies born after 24 weeks gestation and (b) neonatal deaths for each of the last three years, broken down by (i) registration district and (ii) notifying hospital.
(224451)
370
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what change there has been in the number of (a) women, (b) black and minority ethnic people and (c) people with disabilities holding senior Civil Service posts since 1997.
(223727)
371
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Falmouth and Camborne of 12th June 2008, Official Report, column 498W, on local government finance, what assumptions about (a) local authority housebuilding rates and (b) the rate of net migration have been made in individual local authority projections for (i) 2008, (ii) 2009 and (iii) 2010.
(222642)
372
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 24th June 2008, Official Report, column 238W, on departmental television, what premium satellite channels or packages are subscribed to by his Department for each of the three subscriptions.
(222781)
373
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what the policy of (a) the Cabinet Office and (b) the Central Office of Information is on the hiring by departments and executive agencies of external public relations agencies to undertake public relations work.
(222931)
374
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, pursuant to the Answer to the right hon. Member for Horsham of 4th June 2008, Official Report, column 1046W, on departmental recordings, what the titles are of the online videos produced for internal audiences which are available on his Department's intranet.
(222983)
375
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Bromley and Chislehurst of 2nd July 2008, Official Report, column 1003W, on departmental press, how many copies of PR Week the Cabinet Office subscribes to.
(222998)
376
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, if he will place in the Library a copy of the names and addresses of each organisation that supplied goods or services to the Cabinet Office in 2007-08, from the purchase order data held in the departmental financial system.
(223010)
377
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Bromley and Chislehurst of 2nd July 2008, Official Report, column 1003W, on Departmental press, how many copies of PR Week are purchased by the Cabinet Office each week.
(223011)
378
Shona McIsaac (Cleethorpes): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how many (a) part-time and (b) full-time jobs there were in (i) Cleethorpes constituency, (ii) North East Lincolnshire and (iii) North Lincolnshire in each year since 1997.
(222784)
379
N
Rob Marris (Wolverhampton South West): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, for which ethnic groups not included in the current Census 2011 Test questionnaire consultation on ethnic group, national identity, religion, and language there were the most requests for inclusion in the Census 2011.
(221519)
380
N
Rob Marris (Wolverhampton South West): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how many of the Sikh organisations which responded to the Census 2011 Test questionnaire consultation on ethnic group, national identity, religion, and language were (a) in favour of and (b) against the inclusion of Sikhs as a separate ethnic group on the Census 2011 itself.
(221520)
381
N
Rob Marris (Wolverhampton South West): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how many responses to the consultation on the Census 2011 questionnaire the Office for National Statistics received from (a) organisations representing Sikhs and (b) all organisations on possible questions in the 2011 Census on (i) ethnic group, (ii) national identity, (iii) religion and (iv) language.
(221521)
382
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, with reference to page 106 of the Cabinet Office Annual Report and Accounts 2007-08, if he will provide a breakdown of the fixed asset expenditure incurred in relation to the (a) £4.7 million on 10 to 12 Downing Street, (b) £2.0 million on 70 Whitehall, (c) £1.2 million on Admiralty Arch and (d) £0.5 million on minor spend, furniture and fittings.
(222485)
383
N
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, if he will place in the Library copies of the display energy certificates and Advisory Reports relating to the Downing Street estate.
(224504)
384
Mr Shailesh Vara (North West Cambridgeshire): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what recent advice he has issued to departments on the storage of personal data on memory sticks or other portable data storage devices.
(224294)
Questions to the honourable Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners
385
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the honourable Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners, whether the Church Commissioners have produced a euro changeover plan.
(222344)
386
Jon Trickett (Hemsworth): To ask the honourable Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners, what mechanisms are in place to ensure that disposal of glebeland (a) complies with legal requirements and (b) respects the terms of covenants.
(223723)
387
Jon Trickett (Hemsworth): To ask the honourable Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners, what procedures exist for members of the public to object to a sale of glebeland.
(223724)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
388
Mr John Baron (Billericay): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the five most serious disciplinary breaches in her Department were in the last 12 months; and what steps were taken in response to each breach.
(223054)
389
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate her Department has made of the sum spent by local authorities in England on ornamental plants and seeds in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(222497)
390
N
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many families with children have been evicted as a result of anti-social behaviour in each local authority area in each of the last five years.
(221795)
391
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 2nd June 2008, whether the Government Office for the South West has issued instructions to local councils to approach local land owners regarding developments in the Lytchett Minster and Lytchett Maltravers area.
(224197)
392
Mr Douglas Carswell (Harwich): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether her Department has a contract with ABL Consulting.
(222076)
393
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether planning policies for eco-towns will (a) include the provision of a community heating system and (b) include mitigation measures to reduce the impact on surrounding areas; and what provisions there are in areas of (i) outstanding natural beauty and (ii) green belt in relation to minimum standards of green space and tree retention.
(222476)
394
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether her Department's planning policies for eco-towns will (a) be site specific, (b) specify a minimum number of affordable houses and their size and (c) specify the required level of transport infrastructure and public service provision.
(222507)
395
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether planning policies for eco-towns will contain measures to (a) prevent or mitigate building on flood plains, (b) deal with any instances of contaminated land and (c) regulate the provision of car parking spaces and reduce car usage.
(222583)
396
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if her Department will publish (a) a planning policy statement and (b) a sustainability strategy on eco-towns.
(222817)
397
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what systems are operated by the fire control network in London; what plans there are for the London Fire Service to procure (a) an automatic vehicle relocation system, (b) satellite navigation, (c) an integrated geographic information system and (d) premise-based gazetteer mobilising at premises level; and if she will make a statement.
(222949)
398
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps the Government has taken to encourage people to put fire extinguishers in their homes.
(222012)
399
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps the Government has taken to encourage people to take precautions to prevent fires.
(222013)
400
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps the Government has taken to promote fire safety in homes.
(222014)
401
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps the Government plans to take to inform people about fire safety.
(222015)
402
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps the Government has taken to educate the public on how to react to a fire.
(222016)
403
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps the Government has taken to increase the provision of affordable housing in the West Midlands.
(222366)
404
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps the Government has taken to provide sufficient affordable housing for people with disabilities.
(222367)
405
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps the Government has taken to ensure developers take account of the wishes of the local community.
(224178)
406
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps the Government has taken to encourage developers to provide amenities for the local community.
(224179)
407
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much the Government spent on modernising equipment used by the Fire Service in 2007-08.
(224289)
408
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent steps the Government has taken to improve training facilities for the Fire Service.
(224290)
409
Philip Davies (Shipley): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much (a) her Department and (b) its agencies spent on taxis in the last financial year for which figures are available.
(223027)
410
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer to the right hon. Member for Horsham of 14th July 2008, Official Report, column 27W, on carbon emissions: Government departments, how much air mileage incurred through departmental travel was used to calculate the departmental payment to the Government Carbon Offsetting Fund in each year that her Department and its predecessors have participated in the fund, broken down by (a) domestic, (b) short haul and (c) long haul flights.
(221976)
411
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer to the right hon. Member for Horsham of 19th June 2008, Official Report, column 1187W, on Dorneywood: official hospitality, what use her Department has made of Dorneywood for official engagements in the last 12 months.
(221977)
412
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what (a) primary and (b) secondary legislation sponsored by her Department and its predecessors has (i) amended and (ii) enhanced existing powers of entry since May 1997.
(221978)
413
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will place in the Library a copy of the names and addresses of each organisation that supplied goods and services to her Department in 2007-08, based on the purchase order data held in the Department's financial database.
(221979)
414
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much (a) her Department and its predecessors and (b) its agencies spent on each of the external public relations and marketing companies included in the Central Office of Information's Public Relations Framework in each of the last 36 months.
(221980)
415
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what use (a) her Department and (b) its agencies make of (i) MOSAIC data and (ii) ACORN data.
(221981)
416
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what permanent residential accommodation is provided for use by civil servants in her Department; how many residential dwellings are provided; where they are located; and for what grade of civil servant they are provided.
(221982)
417
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether those staff of (a) her Department and (b) its agencies who are entitled to business class or first class air travel are permitted to (i) travel in a cheaper class to the destination and (ii) benefit in monetary terms or kind from the saving.
(221983)
418
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what types of data have been sold by (a) her Department and (b) its agencies under the Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations in the last 12 months.
(221984)
419
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many applications (a) her Department and its predecessor and (b) its agencies have made under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 to (i) undertake directed surveillance, (ii) use covert human intelligence sources, (iii) acquire communications data and (iv) undertake intrusive surveillance in the last 24 months.
(221985)
420
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the location is of each office occupied by (a) her Department and its predecessor and (b) each of its agencies which has been (i) newly occupied and (ii) refurbished in the last 24 months; and what the floor area in square metres is of each.
(221986)
421
Clive Efford (Eltham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will make a statement on the future of the Gaelic Sports Ground in Eltham following the High Court judgement to uphold her decision to reject the appeal from Novalong.
(224301)
422
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps her Department is taking to assist first-time buyers with property purchases; and how many first-time buyers she estimates will receive such assistance in 2008-09.
(221898)
423
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much funding her Department provided for the improvement of standards in council housing in each year since 1997.
(222960)
424
Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many full-time equivalent members of staff in (a) her Department and (b) its associated public bodies are working on projects relating to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games; how many of them are working on (i) project management, (ii) legacy planning, (iii) project oversight and (iv) financial oversight; and what plans she has for future staffing levels in each case.
(221864)
425
Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the cost of the Millennium Dome to public funds (a) was in 2007-08 and (b) is expected to be in 2008-09; and how much the public purse received from the New Millennium Experience Company Limited in each year since the inception of the Dome.
(222828)
426
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many officials in her Department are wholly or mainly tasked with the negotiation, implementation or administration of EU legislation and consequent policies.
(222269)
427
N
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what approval for the introduction of mixed mode at Heathrow airport would be required from (a) the Infrastructure Planning Commission and (b) Hillingdon Borough Council.
(224472)
428
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what arrangements her Department has in place to assist officials to overcome the effects of stress experienced in the workplace.
(222178)
429
Nick Harvey (North Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what statutory protection exists for people (a) living in poor conditions and (b) experiencing bullying or harassment from landlords, where those landlords are not registered social landlords.
(222527)
430
Nick Harvey (North Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what representations she has received on people living in almshouses who were (a) living in poor conditions and (b) experiencing bullying or harassment from landlords in each of the last five years.
(222528)
431
Mr Doug Henderson (Newcastle upon Tyne North): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether her Department plans to review the effects of open plan planning policy on large housing estates.
(222628)
432
Mr Doug Henderson (Newcastle upon Tyne North): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what further assessment her Department plans to make of the performance of Pathfinder in the Newcastle area in meeting the needs of communities by developing retail premises within communities which previously fell within the most deprived indices.
(222633)
433
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what contracts (a) her Department and (b) its agencies have with EDF; and how much (i) her Department and (ii) its agencies paid to EDF in each of the last 10 years, broken down by the purpose of the payment.
(221838)
434
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will take steps to ensure that social housing tenants who do not choose to opt into arms length management organisation schemes receive the same per capita subsidy from Government as those who do.
(224187)
435
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will bring forward proposals for measures to allow local authorities to raise finance against their assets to purchase homes (a) undergoing and (b) pending repossession by commercial creditors.
(224188)
436
N
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what meetings of the Arc Manche Assembly representatives of (a) her Department and (b) the Government Offices attended in the last 12 months; and on what dates.
(224482)
437
N
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what her policy is on requiring local fire and rescue authorities to move their operations into a regional fire control centre if they do not voluntarily agree to do so; and if she will make a statement.
(224483)
438
N
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to her Department's resource accounts for 2006-07 what the fines are that her Department (a) has received and (b) is expected to receive in respect of ERDF programme irregularities; and if she will make a statement.
(224485)
439
N
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what powers local authorities have to enter private properties which are subject to (a) discretionary and (b) mandatory licensing of houses of multiple occupation for inspection purposes; and what are the penalties for refusing or obstructing entry.
(224486)
440
Ms Sally Keeble (Northampton North): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps her Department is taking to reduce the number of housing repossessions; and if she will make a statement.
(222395)
441
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the latest timetable is for the commencement and conclusion of the review of the Infrastructure Planning Commission's role in relation to the referral of decisions to the Secretary of State.
(222484)
442
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what performance targets or indicators the Standard Board sets for local authority monitoring officers; and whether these are incorporated into the National Indicator set.
(222540)
443
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will produce a privacy impact assessment on her Department's proposals to allow access to the Energy Performance Certificate database by any energy assessor.
(222544)
444
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether the proposed minimum rateable value threshold for liability for busines rate supplements will be increased in 2010 following the business rates revaluation to reflect higher average rateable values.
(222545)
445
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the average budget of a local authority in England was in the latest period for which figures are available.
(222546)
446
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. member for Bognor Regis and Littlehampton of 19th June 2008, Official Report, column 1135W, on eco-towns: land, what the area and proportion is of (a) greenfield and (b) brownfield land use in each of the other short-listed eco-town bids.
(222556)
447
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what additional central funding has been given to local authorities to assist them in funding local council tax discounts for those affected by flooding.
(222557)
448
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much her Department spent to support advice services for homeowners in each of the last three years; and how much (a) has been spent in 2008-09 and (b) is expected to be spent in each of the next three years.
(222558)
449
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much was spent on the New Deal for Communities in each year since it was established; and what the budget is for each of the next three years.
(222561)
450
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what minimum level of the Code for Sustainable Homes homes in eco-towns will have to meet.
(222562)
451
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the estimated timetable is for (a) outline and (b) final planning permission to be granted for the successful eco-town bidders.
(222563)
452
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the latest timetable is for the decision to be made on selecting the final 10 eco-town bids.
(222564)
453
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment (a) her Department and (b) the Valuation Office Agency has made of whether businesses are demolishing buildings to avoid paying empty property business rates.
(222565)
454
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether she plans to change the Widdecombe rules on the participation of senior officers in party political activity.
(222566)
455
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether the new edition of planning guidance PPS6 will be a draft version; and what the timetable is for publication and consultation.
(222567)
456
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the timetable is for local authorities to review and amend their executive structures according to the new executive models available to local authorities.
(222568)
457
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what access the Valuation Office Agency has to the National Register of Social Housing.
(222569)
458
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment she has made of whether local authorities may purchase land compulsorily for eco-towns to provide the land for the whole development.
(222570)
459
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the timetable is for the publication of (a) her proposed changes to the South East Regional Spatial Strategy and (b) the final version of the strategy.
(222571)
460
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether billing authorities will have a liability for the administrative costs of rebilling in circumstances similar to the decision to cap Lincolnshire Police Authority in 2008 and issue new bills.
(222572)
461
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what use Ordnance Survey makes of ACORN data from CACI Ltd.
(222573)
462
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to the speech by the Minister for Local Government to the Local Government Association conference on 2nd July 2008, why the introduction of multi-area agreements is not a policy for cities.
(222574)
463
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment she has made of the effect on local identities of moving Lowestoft from Suffolk into Norfolk as part of the latest round of unitary restructuring.
(222575)
464
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether the rules for the (a) liability and (b) the tariff rate for the Community Infrastructure Levy will be centrally or locally determined.
(222576)
465
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what guidance she has issued on the role of the Local Government Ombudsman in oversight of the functions of parish councils; and if she will make a statement.
(222587)
466
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what role she plans for (a) workplace parking taxes, (b) residential parking charges and (c) congestion taxes to play in eco-town developments.
(222588)
467
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will place in the Library a copy of the minutes of the Valuation Office Agency's Programme Board of the council tax revaluation in England for the meetings of (a) 20th September 2005 and (b) 18th October 2005.
(222589)
468
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether the proposed Planning Policy Statement on eco-towns will be (a) locationally specific and (b) binding on local planning authorities.
(222590)
469
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what progress has been made on the introduction of local member review bodies to replace planning appeals by the Planning Inspectorate.
(222591)
470
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether supporting infrastructure for new eco-town developments will be considered to be of nationally significant importance.
(222592)
471
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment she has made of the likely effect on carbon dioxide emissions of the spatial planning decisions in each regional spatial strategy.
(222593)
472
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the average band D 2008-09 council tax, (a) including and (b) excluding average parish precepts will be in each billing authority in Lincolnshire, following the decision to cap the police authority there in 2008.
(222594)
473
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the cost to the public purse was of (a) the theft of her laptop, (b) the theft of her Ministerial driver's mobile telephone and satellite navigation system and (c) the associated damage to her official car.
(222595)
474
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what obligations local authorities are under to provide performance management information to the Standards Board.
(222596)
475
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 23rd June 2008, Official Report, column 24W, on departmental procurement, how much and for what purpose public expenditure was incurred in respect of (a) Blue Rubicon, London, (b) Arts Club, Dover Street, London, (c) British Masonry Society, (d) Buffet4U, Birmingham, (e) Experian Ltd, (f) Euro RSCG 4D Digital, (g) Euro ESCG London Ltd, (h) the Conservative Campaign HQ, (i) the Labour Party, (j) the Liberal Democrat Party and (k) Cheese and Pickle Co., Sunderland.
(222612)
476
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the timetable is for the publication of the updated business case for the South West Regional Fire Control Centre.
(222619)
477
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will place in the Library a copy of the full background dataset of the YouGov survey of attitudes to eco-towns as referred to in her Department's press release of 30th June 2008.
(222620)
478
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what research her Department has commissioned from Andrew Irving Associates or its parent company Optimisa in the last 12 months; at what cost; and what contracts the firm has for ongoing research for her Department.
(222621)
479
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 23rd June 2008, Official Report, column 24W, on departmental procurement, and 28th April 2008, Official Report, column 139W, on departmental records, if she will place in the Library a copy of the list of names and addresses of each organisation that supplied goods or services to the Deputy Prime Minister's Office during the period it existed as a Government department from purchase order data held in the appropriate departmental financial system.
(222639)
480
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 1st July 2008, Official Report, column 789W, on eco-towns: green belt, which proposed eco-town bids would involve development on green belt land for fixed infrastructure.
(222640)
481
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 1st July 2008, Official Report, columns 790-91W, on green belt: databases, for what reasons the Maps on Tap database was discontinued; and what the total cost of the project was.
(222641)
482
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 21st April 2008, Official Report, column 1689W, on Valuation Office: Geographical Information System, if she will list the mapping products and datasets that the Valuation Office Agency will use from Ordnance Survey for the Geographical Information System.
(222643)
483
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment has been made of the fire risk from recycling sacks or boxes left near doorsteps in blocks of flats.
(222644)
484
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much her Department spent on advertising with general ledger account number 40001 in the most recent 12 month period for which figures are available.
(222654)
485
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what guidance has been issued to local authorities by (a) her Department and its predecessors and (b) the Audit Commission on the use of surveillance powers under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 since the Act came into force.
(222655)
486
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Town and Country Planning (Local Development) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2008, which individuals and organisations responded to her Department's consultation on the extension of the Mayor of London's powers and responsibilities; and if she will publish a summary of those responses.
(222656)
487
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, for what reasons her Department terminated its funding for the International Centre of Excellence for Local E-Democracy.
(222658)
488
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will make it her policy to reject eco-town proposals where such development would cause indirect, irreparable damage to sites of special scientific interest as a result of interference with ground and surface water flows.
(222659)
489
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate her Department has made of the average house price in London in (a) April 2006, (b) April 2007 and (c) the most recent period for which figures are available.
(222661)
490
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what visits and on what dates has she made to the locations proposed for the development of an eco-town in the last 12 months; and what such visits, on what dates, she plans to undertake in the next two months.
(222673)
491
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what percentage of newly-built dwellings were flats in each year since 1996-97.
(222674)
492
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate she has made of the average annual volume of carbon dioxide emissions from domestic dwellings for designated level (a) one, (b) two, (c) three, (d) four, (e) five and (f) six under the Code for Sustainable Homes.
(222675)
493
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the operational start date for the Infrastructure Planning Commission is.
(222676)
494
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what types of information are obtained from local authority building control and planning departments by the Valuation Office Agency for council tax valuation purposes; and what use is made of electronic billing authority reports in transferring such data.
(222712)
495
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment she has made of the effects of (a) changes in the housing market and (b) local opposition on her Department's plans to establish 10 eco-towns.
(222713)
496
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what geographical data sources the Valuation Office Agency will purchase, obtain and repurpose to populate its proposed geographic information system.
(222714)
497
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what guidance her Department has issued to local authorities on identifying and reporting annual efficiency gains.
(222715)
498
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will adjust right-to-buy discounts to take account of changes in house prices since 1997.
(222716)
499
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment she has made of the effects of targeting national indicator 191 on residual household waste on local authorities' propensity to adopt fortnightly rubbish collections.
(222717)
500
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what property attributes the National Register of Social Housing will collect in 2008-09.
(222718)
501
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 30th June 2008, Official Report, column 624W, on eco-towns, which proposed eco-town developments will involve development on greenfield land.
(222741)
502
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 18th March 2008, Official Report, column 971W, on housing: standards, if she will place in the Library copies of each revised business plan for each pathfinder area.
(222816)
503
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 25th June 2008, Official Report, column 329W, on regional planning and development: electronic government, what public funding each regional assembly provided to its respective regional equality and diversity partnership.
(222842)
504
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Bromley and Chislehurst of 18th June 2008, Official Report, column 988W, on non-domestic rates: valuation, on what valuation grounds the Valuation Office Agency lost the rating challenge made by representatives of the Ministry of Justice; what assessment she has made of the likely implications of the judgement for other businesses of a similar nature; and if she will make a statement.
(222843)
505
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 18th June 2008, Official Report, column 955W, on housing: planning permission, what the name was of each respondent to the consultation.
(222844)
506
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 18th June 2008, Official Report, column 955W, on housing: planning permission, if she will place in the Library each response to the consultation.
(222845)
507
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Bromley and Chislehurst of 30th June 2008, Official Report, columns 621-2W, on departmental contracts, who each of her Department's approved suppliers is; and which suppliers provide goods and services to her Department under an Office for Government Commerce-approved Product Framework Agreement.
(222846)
508
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Welwyn Hatfield of 30th June 2008, Official Report, columns 626-7W, on home information packs, what the timetable is for her Department to consider whether home condition reports should be mandatory.
(222847)
509
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Bromley and Chislehurst of 30th June 2008, Official Report, column 625W, on empty properties: charities, whether an impact assessment was produced on the effect of the empty business rate changes on property owned by charities which is not wholly or mainly used for charitable purposes.
(222848)
510
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the target dates are for all (a) new build private sector homes and (b) new build social housing to meet (i) Level 4 and (ii) Level 6 of the Code for Sustainable Homes.
(222853)
511
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment has been made of the level of avoidance and evasion of empty property business rates.
(222854)
512
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment has been made of the effect of changes in business rates on rates of business closures.
(222855)
513
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment has been made of the effect of greenfield development on carbon dioxide emissions.
(222869)
514
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 3rd July 2008, Official Report, column 1063W, on property development: green belt, how many dwellings were built on green belt land in each year since 1997 for which figures are available; and how many hectares of land were so developed in each year.
(222873)
515
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Blaenau Gwent of 12th June 2008, Official Report, column 503W, on the Zero Carbon Delivery Unit, if she will place in the Library a copy of the business plan for the unit.
(222874)
516
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Bromley and Chislehurst of 4th June 2008, Official Report, column 983W, on eco-towns, whether the leadership role of the Homes and Communities Agency in delivering eco-towns may include the Agency using its planning powers.
(222875)
517
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 20th June 2008, Official Report, column 1241W, on planning: Thames Gateway, what each of the agreed detailed baselines are for the performance management of the Thames Gateway; and what monitoring process is in place of these baselines.
(222876)
518
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the aggregate gross income from local authority parking services in England was in each year since 1996-97.
(222879)
519
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 25th June 2008, Offficial Report, column 349W, on local government: pensions, whether her Department holds the 2007 actuarial valuation reports for each local authority pension fund in (a) physical and (b) electronic form.
(222880)
520
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 25th June 2008, Official Report, column 350W, on parish councils: council tax, whether her Department plans to estimate the average Band D parish council precept for 2008-09 in due course.
(222881)
521
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 25th June 2008, Official Report, column 351W, on public telephones, how many stand-alone telephone boxes in England were on the 1995 ratings list on 31st March 1997 or the nearest date for which figures are available.
(222882)
522
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many property details relating to domestic dwellings were updated as a result of a CR10 review by the Valuation Office Agency in 2007-08.
(222883)
523
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what proportion of the empty dwellings in England were flats in the most recent period for which figures are available.
(222884)
524
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 1st July 2008, Official Report, column 791W, on housing: empty property, what proportion of the dwellings in each Government Office region were empty public sector dwellings in both years.
(222885)
525
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 1st July 2008, Official Report, column 791W, on housing: empty property, how many empty dwellings there were in each Government Office region in England in October 2005.
(222886)
526
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 23rd June 2008, Official Report, columns 24-25W, on deprivation indicators, if she will seek permission to publish the underlying indicators for each of the sub-domains of the 2004 Index of Deprivation.
(222887)
527
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 23rd June 2008, Official Report, column 19W, on community relations: Islam, what the timetable is for the report by the Change Institute on Understanding Muslim Ethnic Communities to be completed; and if she will place a copy in the Library on receipt.
(222888)
528
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Written Ministerial Statement of 20th June 2008, Official Report, column 63WS, on a correction to a parliamentary Question, in what circumstances her Department opts to correct an answer given to a parliamentary Question by means of (a) a Written Ministerial Statement and (b) a Ministerial Correction.
(222889)
529
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Bromley of 19th June 2008, Official Report, column 1141W, on regional spatial strategies: green belt, whether it is the practice of (a) the Government Office for the Region and (b) planning inspectors to give informal valuations to local authorities on the soundness of a draft core strategy.
(222890)
530
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Bromley of 19th June 2008, Official Report, column 1141W, on regional spatial strategies: green belt, whether any core strategy development plan documents have been found unsound.
(222891)
531
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what level of expenditure may be undertaken by her Department without an approved purchase order.
(222892)
532
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Written Ministerial Statement of 26th June 2008, Official Report, columns 31-32WS, on local government, what the timetable is for the distribution of the remaining funding to local authorities.
(222893)
533
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Bromley and Chislehurst of 30th June 2008, Official Report, column 629W, on official hospitality: Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, what the cost to the public purse of the then Deputy Prime Minister is on entertainment of the Chinese Ambassador at Mr Cha's China Palace on 2nd April 2004 was.
(222894)
534
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Bromley and Chislehurst of 25th June 2008, Official Report, column 345W, on the INTERREG programme: finance, if she will place in the Library a copy of the final report or conclusions of the POLYNET project.
(222895)
535
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 23rd June 2008, Official Report, column 24W, on departmental procurement, what the aggregate amount paid to date has been to each organisation on the list supplied in 2007-08, according to purchase order data held in her Department's financial system.
(222944)
536
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 23rd June 2008, Official Report, column 24W, on departmental procurement, what payments her Department and its predecessor have made to Dave Collier's Only Murder Company since the establishment of the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister; on what dates; and at what cost.
(222945)
537
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 23rd June 2008, Official Report, column 24W, on departmental procurement, how much was paid to menspeakers.co.uk of Ibstock in 2007-08; what the purpose of the expenditure was; and who was hired to provide services.
(222946)
538
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which councils reduced their absolute rate of council tax for 2008-09 compared to 2007-08.
(222950)
539
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 24th June 2008, Official Report, columns 269-70W, on public participation, what plans in relation to the production of a national survey of attitudes are (a) in development and (b) under consideration; and what the scope of the attitudes under assessment is.
(222952)
540
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Bromley of 24th June 2008, Official Report, column 265W, on licensing laws, how many of the planning appeals concluded with the application for the premises (a) being refused and (b) being granted in whole or in part.
(222958)
541
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 24th June 2008, Official Report, columns 269-70W, on public participation, what topics were covered by the questions on sensitive issues referred to in the Answer.
(222975)
542
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 24th June 2008, Official Report, columns 269-70W, on public participation, in what way the proposed national survey of attitudes differs from the Integrated Household Survey.
(222976)
543
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether any of the proposed eco-town developments will require development of associated infrastructure on green belt land.
(222977)
544
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the (a) gross and (b) net income from parking for each local authority in England was in 1996-97.
(223001)
545
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 30th June 2008, Official Report, column 625W, on the eco-towns challenge panel: business interests, what the declared (a) pecuniary and (b) non-pecuniary interests of each challenge panel member are.
(223051)
546
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 23rd June 2008, Official Report, column 24W, on departmental procurement, how much was paid to (a) the Political Skills Forum, London, (b) Mysalepack plc, (c) Majestic Wine Warehouse Ltd, London, (d) Info Terra Limited, (e) Roll on Friday, Hatfield, (f) Fancyapint Limited, (g) Fancy a Nibble, (h) Financial Dynamics, (i) Il Cappuccino Catering, London, (j) Inn on the Lake Limited and (h) LLM Communications; and what the purpose of each payment was.
(223065)
547
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what plans the Valuation Office Agency has to revise its Charter in relation to cold-calling following the recent ruling by the Adjudication Officer on inspecting premises without making a prior appointment.
(223953)
548
Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what total spending was on (a) newly built and (b) renovated social housing in each of the last 20 years at constant 2008 prices, broken down by (i) registered social landlords, (ii) local authorities and (iii) other providers; and if she will make a statement.
(221777)
549
N
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will make a statement on the first anniversary of the Prime Minister's speech of 29th November 2007 to the Thames Gateway Forum giving an assessment of the progress made on the Thames Gateway policy, with particular reference to (a) land assembly for residential development, (b) planning permission granted for residential development, (c) housing construction starts, (d) use of brown field land, (e) regeneration, (f) measures to improve the skills base, (g) commercial and industrial development and (h) transport and communications.
(222376)
550
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 22nd July 2008, Official Report, column 1171W, on Thames Gateway: annual reports, when the hard copy version of the annual report was (a) delivered to her Department and (b) made available in the Vote Office; and if she will make a statement.
(223784)
551
Fiona Mactaggart (Slough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many units of (a) social housing and (b) private housing were completed in Slough in each year since 1997.
(222264)
552
Fiona Mactaggart (Slough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many properties in Slough have been improved under the Decent Homes programme in each year of the programme; and how many require improvement.
(222265)
553
Anne Main (St Albans): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many empty (a) residential and (b) commercial properties there are in (i) St Albans, (ii) London and (iii) England; and what steps she is taking to encourage property owners to bring these properties back into use.
(222031)
554
Anne Main (St Albans): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many consultants have been employed by her Department in each of the last five years.
(222032)
555
N
John Mann (Bassetlaw): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment has been made of progress in applying the decent homes standard to occupied council houses flooded in 2007 and still awaiting repair.
(224440)
556
N
John Mann (Bassetlaw): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assistance has been given by (a) local and (b) national government to individual householders whose properties were flooded in Bassetlaw constituency in 2007.
(224443)
557
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many 16 and 17 year-olds (a) applied for and (b) received homelessness assistance in each housing authority in England in each of the last five years.
(222683)
558
N
Anne Milton (Guildford): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 17th September 2008, Official Report, column 2206W, on planning: South East, what her latest estimate is of the date upon which the South East Plan will be (a) adopted and (b) come into force as planning guidance.
(224515)
559
N
Anne Milton (Guildford): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 17th September 2008, Official Report, column 2206W, on planning: South East, what steps have been made to enable digitally excluded households to respond to the latest consultation on the South East Plan.
(224516)
560
N
Anne Milton (Guildford): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 17th September 2008, Official Report, column 2206W, on planning: South East, if she will make it her policy that written representations made to the Government Office for the South East on the latest South East Plan consultation which do not cite specific paragraphs of the Plan will be considered fully as part of the consultation process.
(224517)
561
N
Robert Neill (Bromley & Chislehurst): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate she has made of the increase in (a) aggregate rateable values and (b) annual revenue from the Valuation Office Agency's decision to backdate new business rate revaluations of port businesses at designated ports.
(224329)
562
N
Robert Neill (Bromley & Chislehurst): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when the Valuation Office Agency decided to revalue business properties in the Port of Hull; what back-dated changes to business rates have been made as a result; and if she will make a statement.
(224331)
563
N
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment she has made of the effects of the changes made in response to the Local Government Efficiency Review led by Sir Peter Gershon on efficiency and practice in local government.
(221755)
564
Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much funding her Department has provided for the Empty Homes Agency in each year since the Agency was established; and what funding has been allocated for the Agency for (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10 and (c) 2010-11.
(221803)
565
Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many applications to become partner organisations her Department has received in the last 12 months; and how many such applications have been accepted.
(221804)
566
Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what funding her Department will provide to partner organisations in (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10 and (c) 2010-11.
(221805)
567
Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what meetings (a) the Minister of State for Local Government and (b) the Minister of State for Housing has had with (i) non-governmental environmental organisations and (ii) non-governmental business organisations since her appointment.
(222743)
568
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether properties which are (a) boarded up and (b) without a roof are liable for empty property business rates.
(222688)
569
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what personal information the Audit Commission will be entitled to access as part of the National Fraud Initiative.
(222810)
570
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 16th July 2008, Official Report, column 493W, on Valuation Office: maps, if she will place in the Library a CD-ROM containing the Valuation Office Agency's delineation of each locality in England.
(222912)
571
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much has been allocated to support the Rent to Homebuy scheme; and over what period the allocation has been made.
(222913)
572
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what target she has set for the number of households to benefit from the Rent to Homebuy pilot scheme; and over what period the pilot will be assessed.
(222914)
573
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what role her Department has in the INTERACT II programme.
(222915)
574
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what plans she has for further unitary restructuring of local government.
(222917)
575
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what representations she has received on unitary restructuring of local government in Gloucestershire from hon. Members representing the Labour Party.
(222918)
576
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will make it her policy to remove from the final version of the South East Plan any proposals to remove green belt protection where such proposals are not supported by the local planning authority.
(222920)
577
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many payments English Partnerships has made to Brahm for public affairs, public relations or stakeholder engagement contracts; which contracts for future work have been agreed; and what the value of such contracts is.
(222921)
578
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many hectares of green belt land are scheduled for (a) review and (b) deletion in the most recent version of the South East Plan.
(222922)
579
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what plans she has to amend land use planning rules around major hazard sites following the recommendations of the Buncefield accident review.
(222923)
580
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether Ordnance Survey plans to use hectares as a unit of measurement.
(223952)
581
Mr Jamie Reed (Copeland): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether her Department has made an estimate of the average length of time a family has been on a socially provided housing waiting list before being suitably housed within (a) Cumbria and (b) Copeland.
(223914)
582
Mr Jamie Reed (Copeland): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate her Department has made of the number of homes required to house key workers in (a) Cumbria and (b) Copeland in the next five years.
(223915)
583
Mr Jamie Reed (Copeland): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether her Department has made an estimate of the number of families which are more than three months in arrears with mortgage payments in (a) Cumbria and (b) Copeland.
(223916)
584
Mr Jamie Reed (Copeland): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate her Department has made of the number of socially provided homes that will need to be adapted for disabled tenants in (a) Cumbria and (b) Copeland over the next five years.
(223931)
585
Mr Jamie Reed (Copeland): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate her Department has made of the number of private sector homes that will need to be adapted for disabled owners in (a) Cumbria and (b) Copeland over the next five years.
(223932)
586
Mr Jamie Reed (Copeland): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many private home owners have received disability adaptation grants in (a) Cumbria and (b) Copeland in the last five years.
(223933)
587
Mr Jamie Reed (Copeland): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate her Department has made of the number of empty disabled-adapted social homes in (a) Cumbria and (b) Copeland in 2008-09.
(223934)
588
Mr Jamie Reed (Copeland): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether her Department has identified any suitable properties that could be purchased under the unsold stock programme within (a) Cumbria and (b) Copeland to help meet affordable housing needs.
(223935)
589
Mr Jamie Reed (Copeland): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many home repossessions there were in (a) Cumbria and (b) Copeland in the last five years.
(223936)
590
Mr Jamie Reed (Copeland): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate her Department has made of the number of first-time buyers who purchased a home in (a) Cumbria and (b) Copeland in the last five years.
(223937)
591
Mr Jamie Reed (Copeland): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many families are on waiting lists for social housing within (a) Cumbria and (b) Copeland.
(223938)
592
Mr Jamie Reed (Copeland): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate her Department has made of the number of socially provided homes that will be needed to meet housing needs in (a) Cumbria and (b) Copeland over the next five years.
(223956)
593
Mr Jamie Reed (Copeland): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate her Department has made of the number of private sector homes that will be needed to meet housing needs in (a) Cumbria and (b) Copeland over the next five years.
(223957)
594
Joan Ryan (Enfield North): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what national guidance she issues on the location of hazardous waste management facilities.
(222720)
595
Joan Ryan (Enfield North): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what national guidance she issues on consultation of local residents on the construction of new waste management facilities.
(222721)
596
N
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what penalties may be imposed upon a householder not completing, in whole or in part, information on a Property Information Questionnaire on a home information pack and then marketing a property.
(224501)
597
N
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will use her powers under section 162 of the Housing Act 2004 to suspend the requirement to product a home information pack to market a property.
(224502)
598
N
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether the National Register of Social Housing will including property attributes from shared ownership dwellings.
(224503)
599
Mr Virendra Sharma (Ealing Southall): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment she has made of the account taken of competition issues and open tendering in the processes adopted by local authorities in selecting partnership agreements with private sector companies on waste management; and if she will make a statement.
(222865)
600
Mr Virendra Sharma (Ealing Southall): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what discussions she has had with Liverpool City Council on the selection of their private sector waste management partner.
(222866)
601
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether a residential house may be used as a house of multiple occupation involving five or more residents without planning permission.
(221770)
602
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what categories of (a) men and (b) women are entitled to receive housing under statutory homelessness regulations; and if she will make a statement.
(221771)
603
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what guidance she gives to local authorities on the definition of vulnerability when considering young men for local authority housing under statutory homelessness regulations; and if she will make a statement.
(221772)
604
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many private sector homes for homeless people were used in each of the last five years by Castle Point Borough Council (a) within the borough and (b) outside the borough.
(221773)
605
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what guidance she gives to local authorities on consulting local residents who live in the vicinity of homes used to house people who (a) have been charged with criminal acts and are awaiting a court hearing, (b) have served time in prison and have recently been released and (c) behave disruptively; and if she will make a statement.
(221774)
606
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many registered homeless people originating from outside Castle Point are housed within the borough.
(221858)
607
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what funding her Department provided to Castle Point Borough Council to support its provision of housing for registered homeless (a) men, (b) women and (c) families in each of the last five years.
(222458)
608
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what information her Department holds on the number of unlicensed houses of multiple occupation used by Castle Point Borough Council within Castle Point (a) in each of the last five years and (b) at the latest date for which information is available.
(222459)
609
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the average annual (a) revenue and (b) capital cost to the public purse of a fire service helicopter was in the last period for which figures are available; and she will make a statement.
(222464)
610
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what information her Department holds on the number of complaints to local authorities about rodent problems in each of the last 10 years.
(222465)
611
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 30th June 2008, Official Report, column 622W, on departmental home working, if she will make it her policy to collate and maintain central records of home working by her Department's staff.
(222534)
612
Dr Howard Stoate (Dartford): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much her Department spent on services, broken down by type in (a) Dartford Borough, (b) Kent Thameside, (c) the Thames Gateway, (d) Kent County Council area and (e) the South East region in each of the last five years.
(222453)
613
Sarah Teather (Brent East): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many hoax 999 calls were answered by the fire service in London in the last period for which figures are available.
(222761)
614
N
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether Sittingbourne Light Railway Group participated in the key stakeholder discussions which gave rise to the Cluster Study report for Milton Regis.
(224499)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
615
Janet Anderson (Rossendale & Darwen): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what progress Ofcom has made in its investigation into the pay television market; and when he expects the conclusion of the investigation to be published.
(222830)
616
Mr John Baron (Billericay): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the five most serious disciplinary breaches in his Department were in the last 12 months; and what steps were taken in response to each breach.
(223055)
617
Mr Douglas Carswell (Harwich): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether his Department has a contract with ABL Consulting.
(221905)
618
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent steps the Government has taken to protect historic buildings.
(222312)
619
Philip Davies (Shipley): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much (a) his Department and (b) its agency spent on taxis in the last financial year for which figures are available.
(223029)
620
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer to the right hon. Member for Horsham of 14th July 2008, Official Report, column 27W, on carbon emissions: Government departments, how much air mileage incurred through departmental travel was used to calculate the departmental payment to the Government Carbon Offsetting Fund in each year that his Department has participated in the fund, broken down by (a) domestic, (b) short haul and (c) long haul flights.
(221952)
621
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer to the right hon. Member for Horsham of 19th June 2008, Official Report, column 1187W, on Dorneywood: official hospitality, what use his Department has made of Dorneywood for official engagements in the last 12 months.
(221953)
622
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what (a) primary and (b) secondary legislation sponsored by his Department has (i) amended and (ii) enhanced existing powers of entry since May 1997.
(221954)
623
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will place in the Library a copy of the names and addresses of each organisation that supplied goods and services to his Department in 2007-08, based on the purchase order data held in the Department's financial database.
(221955)
624
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much (a) his Department and (b) its agencies spent on each of the external public relations and marketing companies included in the Central Office of Information's Public Relations Framework in each of the last 36 months.
(221956)
625
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what use (a) his Department and (b) its agencies make of (i) MOSAIC data and (ii) ACORN data.
(221957)
626
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what permanent residential accommodation is provided for use by civil servants in his Department; how many residential dwellings are provided; where they are located; and for what grade of civil servant they are provided.
(221958)
627
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether those staff of (a) his Department and (b) its agencies who are entitled to business class or first class air travel are permitted to (i) travel in a cheaper class to the destination and (ii) benefit in monetary terms or kind from the saving.
(221959)
628
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what types of data have been sold by (a) his Department and (b) its agencies under the Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations in the last 12 months.
(221960)
629
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many applications (a) his Department and (b) its agencies have made under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 to (i) undertake directed surveillance, (ii) use covert human intelligence sources, (iii) acquire communications data and (iv) undertake intrusive surveillance in the last 24 months.
(222026)
630
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the location is of each office occupied by (a) his Department and (b) each of its agencies which has been (i) newly occupied and (ii) refurbished in the last 24 months; and what the floor area in square metres is of each.
(222027)
631
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Hornsey and Wood Green of 1st July 2008, Official Report, column 881W, on departmental retirement, how many requests to work beyond the mandatory retirement age were received by his Department in each of the last five years.
(222436)
632
Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many full-time equivalent members of staff in (a) his Department and (b) its associated public bodies are working on projects relating to the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics Games; how many of them are working on (i) project management, (ii) legacy planning, (iii) project oversight and (iv) financial oversight; and what plans he has for future staffing levels in each case.
(221871)
633
Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 19th March 2008, Official Report, column 1157-58W, on sports: per capita costs, what the per capita spend on sport from (a) public and (b) national lottery sources was in each (i) Government region and (ii) local authority area in each of the last three years.
(223834)
634
Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much (a) lottery funding and (b) public funding has been provided to (i) athletics and (ii) swimming, broken down by (A) local authority area and (B) region, in each year since 2005.
(223842)
635
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many officials in his Department are wholly or mainly tasked with the negotiation, implementation or administration of EU legislation and consequent policies.
(222266)
636
N
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions his Department has had with the Department for Transport on the implications for the Royal Parks of the proposals in the Adding Capacity at Heathrow Airport consultation document; and if he will make a statement.
(221758)
637
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what arrangements his Department has in place to assist officials to overcome the effects of stress experienced in the workplace.
(222175)
638
Mr Doug Henderson (Newcastle upon Tyne North): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assistance his Department is giving to third sector organisations in the North East region to support the development and work of local voluntary sports clubs.
(222627)
639
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what contracts (a) his Department and (b) its agency has with EDF; and how much (i) his Department and (ii) its agency paid to EDF in each of the last 10 years, broken down by the purpose of the payment.
(221850)
640
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much public money is projected to be spent on grassroots sports in the London boroughs of (a) Southwark, (b) Lambeth, (c) Lewisham, (d) Newham, (e) Hackney, (f) Waltham Forest, (g) Tower Hamlets and (h) Greenwich in each year of the current spending round.
(224185)
641
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much public money was spent on grassroots sports in the London boroughs of (a) Southwark, (b) Lambeth, (c) Lewisham, (d) Newham, (e) Hackney, (f) Waltham Forest, (g) Tower Hamlets and (h) Greenwich in each of the last five years.
(224186)
642
N
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much his Department spent on salaries for staff working on heritage in each year since 1997.
(224495)
643
N
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many educational visits to English Heritage managed properties took place in each of the last five years; and how many of these were provided without charge by English Heritage.
(224496)
644
N
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent estimate he has made of the annual contribution of the heritage sector to the national economy.
(224497)
645
N
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when he expects to appoint a new Chair of Sport England; whether the remit and responsibilities associated with the post will differ from those of the former Chair; and what remuneration the new Chair will receive.
(224498)
646
N
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 27th June 2008, Official Report, columns 860-1W, what contribution he expects Sport England to make to the £140 million fund announced on 6th June 2008 to encourage local authorities to offer free swimming; and what percentage of the fund will come from (a) Lottery income and (b) grant-in-aid income.
(224513)
647
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what central funding will be given to local authorities to meet the Government's pledge of offering free swimming to the over 60s and under 16s; and what mechanism and methodology will be used to calculate the funding to each local authority.
(222836)
648
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what options are available to licensing authorities regarding applications for Temporary Event Notices where the premises concerned has previously been found to have breached licensing conditions.
(222997)
649
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what funding the Big Lottery Fund has provided to each regional equality and diversity partnership in the last 12 months; and on what date each such payment was made.
(222999)
650
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Written Ministerial Statement of 2nd July 2008, Official Report, columns 51-52WS, on DCMS engagement, what changes are planned to the regional structures of (a) the Arts Council, (b) Sports England, (c) English Heritage and (d) Museum, Libraries and Archives Councils.
(223004)
651
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Written Ministerial Statement of 2nd July 2008, Official Report, columns 51-2WS, on DCMS engagement, what estimate he has made of the costs arising from abolition of the Regional Cultural Consortia.
(223017)
652
N
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will publish the minutes of his meeting with Bernie Ecclestone on 18th March 2008 on the British Grand Prix.
(222690)
653
Joan Ryan (Enfield North): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what representations his Department has received from the London Borough of Enfield on maintaining the Queen Elizabeth II Sports Stadium in Enfield as a sports centre; and what steps his Department is taking to discourage local authorities from allowing their sports facilities to become unsafe for use.
(222662)
654
N
Sir Michael Spicer (West Worcestershire): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether English Heritage plans to list the Edinburgh Dome at Malvern St James School, Worcestershire; and if he will make a statement.
(222407)
655
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Upper Bann of 28th February 2008, Official Report, column 1830W, on departmental home working, if he will make it his policy to collate and maintain central records of home working by his Department's staff.
(222538)
656
N
Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much lottery funding has been awarded to sports groups in Milton Keynes in the last 12 months.
(224326)
657
Dr Howard Stoate (Dartford): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much his Department spent on services, broken down by type in (a) Dartford Borough, (b) Kent Thameside, (c) the Thames Gateway, (d) Kent County Council area and (e) the South East region in each of the last five years.
(222451)
658
Mr Edward Vaizey (Wantage): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many people were employed by Arts Council England in (a) 1997-98 and (b) 2007-08 in (i) the Chief Executive's office, (ii) the Chairman's office, (iii) press and public affairs, (iv) finance and resources, (v) business assessment and planning, (vi) finance, (vii) information, (viii) office services, (ix) personnel, (x) combined arts, (xi) drama, (xii) dance, (xiii) film, video and broadcasting, (xiv) literature, (xv) music, (xvi) touring, (xvii) visual arts, (xviii) arts and disability and (xix) policy and research.
(223882)
659
Mr Edward Vaizey (Wantage): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many people are employed (a) directly and (b) as consultants by Arts Council England to administer funds from the National Lottery.
(223883)
660
Mr Edward Vaizey (Wantage): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many people were employed by Arts Council England as consultants in each year since 1997-98; and what the annual cost of such employment was in 2007-08 prices.
(223884)
661
Mr Edward Vaizey (Wantage): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much was spent by Arts Council England on (a) Creative Partnerships, (b) own art and (c) the Cultural Leadership programme in every year since each programme's inception in 2007-08 prices.
(223885)
662
Mr Edward Vaizey (Wantage): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much grant-in-aid was received by Arts Council England in each year since 1997-98 in 2007-08 prices; and what such grants were excluding funds for Creative Partnerships.
(223886)
663
Mr Edward Vaizey (Wantage): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many people are employed by Arts Council England (a) nationally and (b) regionally on Creative Partnerships.
(224166)
664
Mr Edward Vaizey (Wantage): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many people were employed by each regional arts council in 2007-08.
(224167)
665
Mr Edward Vaizey (Wantage): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many people were employed by the regional arts boards of the Arts Council in 1997-08.
(224168)
666
Mr Edward Vaizey (Wantage): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many people were employed by Arts Council England (a) nationally and (b) regionally in (i) 1997-08 and (ii) 2007-08.
(224169)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence
667
Mr John Baron (Billericay): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the five most serious disciplinary breaches in his Department were in the last 12 months; and what steps were taken in response to each breach.
(223056)
668
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many notifications (a) his Department and (b) its agencies made to the Information Commissioner following the loss or mishandling of personal information or data in each of the last three years; and what was notified in each case.
(222901)
669
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Answer of 19th February 2007, Official Report, column 304W, on Iraq: peace keeping operations, what recent reports he has received on the (a) detention and (b) status of Abdul Razzaq Ali al-Jedda; what representations he has received on the case; and if he will make a statement.
(222503)
670
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what (a) reports and (b) complaints his Department has received of civilian deaths due to aeroplane attacks by NATO forces in Afghanistan in the last 12 months; what the (i) date, (ii) location and (iii) alleged resulting number of civilian deaths of each such attack was; what response his Department has made to each (A) report and (B) complaint; and if he will make a statement.
(223728)
671
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the enhanced repair and maintenance facility for military equipment at RAF St. Athan will have the capability to repair and maintain road transport carriers for nuclear weapons.
(223892)
672
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much has been spent on taking forward the disarmament laboratory initiative at AWE Aldermaston; what the total budget allocated to the project is; how many staff are working on the project; and what security clearance is required for project participants.
(223893)
673
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what evaluation was made of the compatibility with the United Kingdom obligations under Article 1 of the Nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty (NPT) when deciding to invite Norway to participate as a non-nuclear state party to the NPT in the disarmament laboratory project on nuclear warhead dismantlement at AWE Aldermaston.
(223894)
674
Philip Davies (Shipley): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will place in the Library a copy of materials his Department has distributed to schools in the last three years.
(222549)
675
Philip Davies (Shipley): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much (a) his Department and (b) its agencies spent on taxis in the last financial year for which figures are available.
(223030)
676
N
Mr David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many servicemen have been wounded in Afghanistan as a result of (a) friendly fire, (b) accident and (c) enemy action in each year since 2001.
(224510)
677
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer to the right hon. Member for Horsham of 14th July 2008, Official Report, column 27W, on carbon emissions: Government departments, how much air mileage incurred through departmental travel was used to calculate the departmental payment to the Government Carbon Offsetting Fund in each year that his Department has participated in the fund, broken down by (a) domestic, (b) short haul and (c) long haul flights.
(221938)
678
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer to the right hon. Member for Horsham of 19th June 2008, Official Report, column 1187W, on Dorneywood: official hospitality, what use his Department has made of Dorneywood for official engagements in the last 12 months.
(221939)
679
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what (a) primary and (b) secondary legislation sponsored by his Department has (i) amended and (ii) enhanced existing powers of entry since May 1997.
(221940)
680
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will place in the Library a copy of the names and addresses of each organisation that supplied goods and services to his Department in 2007-08, based on the purchase order data held in the Department's financial database.
(221942)
681
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much (a) his Department and (b) its agencies spent on each of the external public relations and marketing companies included in the Central Office of Information's Public Relations Framework in each of the last 36 months.
(221943)
682
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what use (a) his Department and (b) its agencies make of (i) MOSAIC data and (ii) ACORN data.
(221944)
683
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what permanent residential accommodation is provided for use by civil servants in his Department; how many residential dwellings are provided; where they are located; and for what grade of civil servant they are provided.
(221945)
684
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether those staff of (a) his Department and (b) its agencies who are entitled to business class or first class air travel are permitted to (i) travel in a cheaper class to the destination and (ii) benefit in monetary terms or kind from the saving.
(221946)
685
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what type of data have been sold by (a) his Department and (b) its agencies under the Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations in the last 12 months.
(221947)
686
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many applications (a) his Department and (b) its agencies have made under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 to (i) undertake directed surveillance, (ii) use covert human intelligence sources, (iii) acquire communications data and (iv) undertake intrusive surveillance in the last 24 months.
(221948)
687
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the location is of each office occupied by (a) his Department and (b) each of its agencies which has been (i) newly occupied and (ii) refurbished in the last 24 months; and what the floor area in square metres is of each.
(221949)
688
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer to the Rt hon. Member for Horsham of 3rd July 2008, Official Report, column 1039W, on departmental manpower, what records his Department's human resources department holds of the number of (a) permanent staff without fixed posts or (b) staff classified as priority movers.
(222192)
689
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Hornsey and Wood Green of 7th July 2008, Official Report, column 1174W, on departmental retirement, how many requests to work beyond the standard retirement age were received by his Department in each of the last four years.
(222434)
690
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many training airborne jumps were conducted by service personnel in the armed forces in each month since November 2007, broken down by type of aircraft.
(222017)
691
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress has been made in tranferring Basra airbase to Iraqi civilian authority; and if he will make a statement.
(222018)
692
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many patrols of each type were conducted by the 2 Battalion, The Rifles during their recent deployment to Kosovo.
(222019)
693
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many personnel were (a) injured and (b) wounded during the 2 Battalion, The Rifles recent deployment to Kosovo.
(222020)
694
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 16th July 2008, Official Report, column 449W, on EU defence policy, how many departmental (a) military and (b) civilian personnel work in each position listed.
(222065)
695
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) SA-80 assault rifles, (b) 9mm Browning pistols and (c) other weapons, listed by type, were reported (i) lost or missing and later recovered and (ii) lost or missing and not recovered by armed forces in the United Kingdom in each month since November 2007.
(222066)
696
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many vehicles of each type were reported (a) lost or missing and later recovered and (b) lost or missing and not recovered by armed forces in the United Kingdom in each year since 1997.
(222067)
697
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the standard Dangerously Ill Forwarding of Relatives (DILFOR UK) payment was in the latest period for which figures are available.
(222068)
698
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his Department's annual expenditure was on the (a) Dangerously Ill Forwarding of Relatives (UK) and (b) Dangerously Ill Forwarding of Relatives (Overseas) programmes for each year since 2003.
(222069)
699
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what sources of funding there are for the increase in compensation payments outlined in the Service Personnel Command Paper.
(222070)
700
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what sources of funding there are for further and higher education payments to be made to service personnel as outlined in the Service Personnel Command Paper; and whether these payments will cover living costs.
(222072)
701
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many rounds of each type of ammunition were fired by the 2 Battalion, The Rifles during their recent deployment to Kosovo.
(222073)
702
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether there are plans to pool the burden of the (a) maintenance, (b) provision of spare parts and (c) any other requirements for the future operation of the A400M cargo plane between EU member states.
(222075)
703
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many UK personnel were deployed on operations on the most recent date for which figures are available, broken down by location.
(222310)
704
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans there are to establish a Status of Forces Agreement with the government of Iraq.
(222585)
705
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Oral Statement made by the Prime Minister on 22nd July 2008, on Iraq, when Operation Charge of the Guards (a) commenced and (b) ended.
(222932)
706
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Oral Statement made by the Prime Minister on 22nd July 2008, on Iraq, what objectives were set for Operation Charge of the Guards.
(222933)
707
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Oral Statement made by the Prime Minister on 22nd July 2008, on Iraq, how many British troops participated in Operation Charge of the Guards.
(222934)
708
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what percentage of the armed forces' (a) Mastiff, (b) Jackal, (c) Panther and (d) Snatch Land Rover vehicles were (i) in service, (ii) fit for purpose and (iii) out of service at the latest date for which figures are available.
(223673)
709
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what percentage of the armed forces' (a) Vectors, (b) Viking and (c) Bulldog vehicles were (i) in service, (ii) fit for purpose and (iii) out of service at the latest date for which figures are available.
(223846)
710
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what percentage of the armed forces (a) Apache, (b) Lynx and (c) Gazelle vehicles were (i) fit for purpose and (ii) out of service at the latest date for which figures are available.
(223847)
711
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many UK armed forces personnel were deployed on operations at the latest date for which figures are available, broken down by location of operation.
(223848)
712
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many officials in his Department are wholly or mainly tasked with the negotiation, implementation or the administration of EU legislation and consequent policies.
(222282)
713
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many employees of his Department are on gardening leave.
(222811)
714
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which 10 companies have supplied his Department with the most equipment in the last 12 months; and what the UK-based workforce is of each company.
(222340)
715
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether any savings will have been forgone as a result of the time taken to sign the Military Flying Training System contract; and if he will make a statement.
(222342)
716
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what arrangements his Department has in place to assist officials to overcome the effects of stress experienced in the workplace.
(222174)
717
Nick Harvey (North Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the average cost per patient was of the provision of (a) internet, (b) television and (c) telephone facilities at (i) the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine, Selly Oak and (ii) Headley Court Rehabilitation Centre in the latest period for which figures are available.
(222491)
718
Nick Harvey (North Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans are in place for the re-investment of capital generated by the sale of land identified as disposable in the Defence Estates Development Plan.
(222493)
719
Nick Harvey (North Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which tasks have been completed by 7 Regiment Air Army Corps in the last six months.
(222494)
720
Nick Harvey (North Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the cost for fuel for the recently ordered aircraft carriers in the first 12 months of their operation; and what cost of oil per barrel this calculation assumes.
(222521)
721
Nick Harvey (North Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the costs to his Department to date of legal advice relating to claims made by nuclear test veterans claiming compensation from the Government; and how much is expected to be spent in the next 12 weeks.
(222524)
722
Nick Harvey (North Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) deaths and (b) injuries of service personnel resulted from cluster munitions and other similar ordnances in each of the last five years.
(222525)
723
Nick Harvey (North Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many cluster munitions were deactivated (a) in the field of action and (b) amongst UK stores of weapons in each year since 1997, broken down by location.
(222526)
724
Nick Harvey (North Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what acreage of land is owned by his Department and used for non-military agricultural purposes; and for what reasons such land is held.
(222529)
725
Nick Harvey (North Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for what reasons the 20 per cent. threshold for war disablement pensions was set at that level.
(222530)
726
Nick Harvey (North Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many out-of-court settlements there were regarding war pensions in each of the last five years; and what information his Department holds on the reasons for such settlements being made.
(222531)
727
Nick Harvey (North Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what research his Department has (a) undertaken and (b) evaluated on the possible health effects of beryllium on humans.
(222851)
728
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what contracts (a) his Department and (b) its agencies have with EDF; and how much (i) his Department and (ii) its agencies paid to EDF in each of the last 10 years, broken down by the purpose of the payment.
(221844)
729
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Answer of 19th July 2006, Official Report, column 505W, on armoured vehicles, what progress has been made in securing delivery of the Vector armoured vehicles.
(221900)
730
N
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many rounds have been fired by British forces in Afghanistan since October 2007, broken down by type of ammunition used.
(224450)
731
N
John Howell (Henley): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he expects to reply to the letter of 29th July from the hon. Member for Henley regarding a constituent, Alan Hill, and the sale of property by the Ministry of Defence.
(224520)
732
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the Future Rapid Effects System programme was discussed at the meetings between the Minister for Defence Equipment and Support and GDUK on 13th September 2007 and 29th January 2008; and what Ministerial meetings were held with either of the other principal bidders between June 2007 and June 2008.
(221920)
733
Robert Key (Salisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the terms of reference are of the Army's Bye-Law Review Team.
(223736)
734
N
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what planning his Department has undertaken in respect of the manning of the Future Aircraft Carriers; and if he will make a statement.
(224452)
735
N
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Royal Navy personnel man existing aircraft carriers; and how many will be required to man each of the Future Aircraft Carriers.
(224453)
736
N
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether it is intended to man both the Future Aircraft Carriers simultaneously.
(224454)
737
N
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what effect he anticipates on the manning of other units of the Fleet when (a) the first and (b) both of the Future Aircraft Carriers receive their full crews.
(224455)
738
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what reports he has received on the practice of beasting in the Royal Welsh Regiment; which senior officers (a) have been admonished and (b) are the subject of disciplinary action arising from the practice of beasting in the regiment since 3rd July 2006; and if he will make a statement.
(223905)
739
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the elements of the First Sea Lord's job which the post holder would (a) be unable to conduct and (b) find difficulty in accomplishing without sea command experience.
[R] (222010)
740
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will hold discussions with his Russian counterpart on Russia's continuing cooperation on the Open Skies Treaty.
(223918)
741
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Chinese nationals fighting alongside the Taleban have been killed or taken into custody as part of UK military operations in Operation Herrick.
(223920)
742
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will hold discussions with his Chinese counterpart on the security of the China-Afghanistan border against (a) drugs, (b) arms and (c) people smuggling.
(223921)
743
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many armed service personnel have become (a) single, (b) double, (c) triple and (d) quadruple amputees as a result of injuries sustained in Operation Telic and Operation Herrick.
(223922)
744
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his most recent estimate is of the in-service date for the Mantis unmanned aerial vehicle.
(223989)
745
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the value of the contract for package 1 of the Defence Training Review programme is.
(223990)
746
Mr Jamie Reed (Copeland): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many members of (a) the Army, (b) the Royal Navy and (c) the Royal Air Force were recruited from (i) Cumbria and (ii) Copeland in the last five years.
(223948)
747
Mr Jamie Reed (Copeland): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many members of HM Armed Forces recruited from (a) Cumbria and (b) Copeland are expected to complete their military service in financial year 2008-09; and how many of them will be eligible to receive recently-announced further education support.
(223949)
748
Mr Jamie Reed (Copeland): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many members of HM Armed Forces who were recruited from (a) Cumbria and (b) Copeland who will complete military service in 2008-09 and will be under 60 years of age will qualify for concessionary bus travel.
(223950)
749
Mr Jamie Reed (Copeland): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate his Department has made of the number of members of HM armed forces from (a) Cumbria and (b) Copeland completing their military service in financial year 2008-09 who will require specially-adapted social housing.
(223954)
750
Mr Jamie Reed (Copeland): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate his Department has made of the number of (a) primary school places and (b) secondary school places in (i) Cumbria and (ii) Copeland which will be required for children of members of HM armed forces completing their military service in 2008-09.
(223955)
751
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 7th July 2008, Official Report, column 1169W, on departmental homeworking, if he will make it his policy to collate and maintain central records of all homeworking by his Department's staff.
(222473)
752
N
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) small arms and (b) light weapons were (i) exported and (ii) imported by the UK in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(224312)
753
Mr Gary Streeter (South West Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the effects of the Equality Act 2006 on redundancy terms for employees at Devonport Dockyard aged 50 years and over.
(222418)
754
Mr Ben Wallace (Lancaster & Wyre): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent progress has been made on measures to prevent blue on blue engagements by armed forces units.
(223823)
755
Mr Ben Wallace (Lancaster & Wyre): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, from which countries cadets have attended RMA Sandhurst in the last three years.
(223824)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
756
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what work the Office of Climate Change has undertaken; and what further work is planned.
(222405)
757
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the Answer of 26th July 2007, Official Report, column 1528W, on the Office of Climate Change, what progress the Office has made in (a) developing policy options for reducing emissions from heating and cooling of buildings, (b) its assessment of the UK's institutional arrangements and their ability to support domestic climate change goals and (c) its assessment of the global carbon finance flows required to support developing countries in moving towards low carbon economies.
(222518)
758
Mr John Baron (Billericay): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the five most serious disciplinary breaches in his Department were in the last 12 months; and what steps were taken in response to each breach.
(223057)
759
Peter Bottomley (Worthing West): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what proportion of the organisations that were originally proposed to be included in the Carbon Reduction Commitment Scheme will now no longer be included as a consequence of the qualifying threshold being doubled from 3,000 to 6,000 megawatt hours of annual electricity consumption.
(222335)
760
Peter Bottomley (Worthing West): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what proportion of (a) Government departments, (b) executive agencies and (c) non-departmental public bodies will be included in the Carbon Reduction Commitment Scheme.
(222336)
761
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate his Department has made of the size of world peat reserves in (a) 1998 and (b) 2008.
(222501)
762
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many notifications (a) his Department and (b) its agencies made to the Information Commissioner following the loss or mishandling of personal information or data in each of the last three years; and what was notified in each case.
(222897)
763
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 16th July 2008, Official Report, column 435W, on manure, what steps his Department has taken to inform suppliers, farmers, allotment holders and gardeners of the risks associated with the use of aminopyralid.
(222377)
764
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 16th July 2008, Official Report, column 435W, on manure, what assessment he has made of the risk of further contamination of crops during the next growing season.
(222378)
765
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 16th July 2008, Official Report, column 435W, on manure, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the precautions taken by (a) the suppliers and (b) the end-users of aminopyralid to ensure that it did not contaminate manure.
(222379)
766
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 16th July 2008, Official Report, column 435W, on manure, which herbicides have (a) been granted provisional authorisation, (b) been refused provisional authorisation, (c) been granted full authorisation, (d) had provisional authorisation rescinded and (e) had full authorisation rescinded.
(222380)
767
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 16th July 2008, Official Report, column 435W, on manure, in what circumstances his Department would rescind a provisional authorisation for a herbicide.
(222381)
768
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 16th July 2008, Official Report, column 435W, on manure, what representations he has received on the withdrawal of the provisional authorisation of aminopyralid.
(222382)
769
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 16th July 2008, Official Report, column 435W, on manure, what further stages of approval aminopyralid will be subject to before it may be fully approved.
(222383)
770
Mr David Cameron (Witney): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the UK has placed a moritorium on the importation of non-domestic animals from non-EU countries, with particular reference to South African white rhinoceroses, in advance of EU-wide agreement on the harmonisation of rules on such imports; which other EU member states have put such a moritorium in place; and if he will make a statement.
(222849)
771
Mr David Cameron (Witney): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what consultation he undertook with zoos and similar institutions, with particular reference to the Cotswold Wildlife Park, prior to establishing the moratorium on the importation of non-domestic animals from non-EU countries.; and if he will make a statement.
(222959)
772
Ben Chapman (Wirral South): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 10th July 2008, Official Report, columns 1772-3W, on bees: diseases; what further steps he plans to take following reports of further colony losses.
(223979)
773
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent steps the Government has taken to maintain wildlife stocks in the national parks.
(221827)
774
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent steps the Government has taken to increase protection of public green spaces.
(221828)
775
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent steps the Government has taken to enforce legislation protecting wildlife.
(221829)
776
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent steps the Government has taken to improve the monitoring of wildlife imports.
(224176)
777
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent steps the Government has taken to reduce illegal imports of wildlife.
(224177)
778
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much the Government has spent on research on the potential for biofuel use overseas in the last 12 months.
(224285)
779
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government has taken to reduce illegal possession of exotic wildlife.
(224316)
780
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government has taken to enforce provisions on the protection of endangered species in the UK.
(224317)
781
Philip Davies (Shipley): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much (a) his Department and (b) its agencies spent on taxis in the last financial year for which figures are available.
(223031)
782
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what opportunities exist for demonstration projects to develop solutions to down stream flooding problems; what criteria are in place for funding support either by his Department or the Environment Agency; and what particular assistance may be available to communities in the Gloucestershire area because of the floods in July 2007.
(222399)
783
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many British Waterways licensed residential moorings there are in England; and where they are located.
(222400)
784
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of options to alter the tabular system for home tuberculosis compensation payments, with particular reference to separating out compensation for premium and organic animals.
(222669)
785
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which Commoners' Association is able to negotiate single farm payments on behalf of its members; and what progress is being made in enabling other associations to establish similar arrangements, with particular reference to Minchinhampton Commoners' Association.
(222670)
786
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer to the right hon. Member for Horsham of 14th July 2008, Official Report, column 27W, on carbon emissions: Government departments, how much air mileage incurred through departmental travel was used to calculate the departmental payment to the Government Carbon Offsetting Fund in each year that his Department has participated in the fund, broken down by (a) domestic, (b) short-haul and (c) long-haul flights.
(221930)
787
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer to the right hon. Member for Horsham of 19th June 2008, Official Report, column 1187W, on Dorneywood: official hospitality, what use his Department has made of Dorneywood for official engagements in the last 12 months.
(221931)
788
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what (a) primary and (b) secondary legislation sponsored by his Department and its predecessor has (i) amended and (ii) enhanced existing powers of entry since May 1997.
(221932)
789
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will place in the Library a copy of the names and addresses of each organisation that supplied goods and services to his Department in 2007-08, based on the purchase order data held in the Department's financial database.
(221933)
790
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much (a) his Department and (b) its agencies spent on each of the external public relations and marketing companies included in the Central Office of Information's Public Relations Framework in each of the last 36 months.
(221934)
791
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what use (a) his Department and (b) its agencies make of (i) MOSAIC data and (ii) ACORN data.
(221935)
792
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what permanent residential accommodation is provided for use by civil servants in his Department; how many residential dwellings are provided; where they are located; and for what grade of civil servant they are provided.
(221936)
793
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether those staff of (a) his Department and (b) its agencies who are entitled to business class or first class air travel are permitted to (i) travel in a cheaper class to the destination and (ii) benefit in monetary terms or kind from the saving.
(221937)
794
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what types of data have been sold by (a) his Department and (b) its agencies under the Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations in the last 12 months.
(221941)
795
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many applications (a) his Department and (b) its agencies have made under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 to (i) undertake directed surveillance, (ii) use covert human intelligence sources, (iii) acquire communications data and (iv) undertake intrusive surveillance in the last 24 months.
(221950)
796
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the location is of each office occupied by (a) his Department and (b) each of its agencies which has been (i) newly occupied and (ii) refurbished in the last 24 months; and what the floor area in square metres is of each.
(221951)
797
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer to the right hon. Member for Horsham of 14th July 2008, Official Report, column 27W, on carbon emissions: Government departments, if he will place in the Library figures for the air mileage incurred through departmental travel reported to his Department in order to calculate each departmental payment to the Government Carbon Offsetting Fund, for each participating government department, public body and agency in each year since the establishment of the Offsetting Fund, broken down by (a) domestic, (b) short haul and (c) long haul flights.
(222200)
798
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many staff in (a) his Department and (b) its agencies have been seconded to public relations or public affairs firms or consultancies in each of the last five years.
(222201)
799
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many staff from public relations or public affairs firms or consultancies have been seconded to (a) his Department and (b) its agencies in each of the last five years.
(222202)
800
Bill Etherington (Sunderland North): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what departmental initiatives are in place to increase the number of honey bee-keepers in the North East region.
(223871)
801
Bill Etherington (Sunderland North): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the resistance of northern brown honey bees to (a) the varroa mite, (b) foulbrood diseases, (c) colony collapse disorder and (d) small hive beetle.
(223872)
802
N
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the likely effect on food prices of the European Commission's amendment to Regulation 91/4/14.
(224493)
803
N
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent changes have been made to his Department's strategy on security of food supply within the UK; and what factors prompted such changes.
(224523)
804
Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether any full-time equivalent members of staff in his Department are working on projects relating to the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics Games.
(221868)
805
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many officials in his Department are wholly or mainly tasked with the negotiation, implementation or administration of EU legislation and consequent policies.
(222268)
806
Andrew George (St Ives): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department takes to co-ordinate the Warm Front Scheme with existing schemes to fund fuel switching and insulation works offered by utility companies.
(222006)
807
Andrew George (St Ives): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how the costs of asbestos removal are factored in to grants under the Warm Front Scheme.
(222007)
808
Andrew George (St Ives): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what procedures are in place to assess the satisfaction of householders with the completion of works under the Warm Front Scheme.
(222009)
809
Andrew George (St Ives): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department takes to ensure that householders are invoiced separately for the parts, labour, travel and management fees associated with Warm Front Scheme work undertaken for them.
(222011)
810
Andrew George (St Ives): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department takes to ensure that grant limits for householders under the Warm Front Scheme are set in line with cost of works charged by contractors in their local market.
(222021)
811
Andrew George (St Ives): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department takes to ensure that prices quoted for work under the Warm Front Scheme reflect those charged locally by contractors outside the scheme.
(222022)
812
Andrew George (St Ives): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 3rd July 2008, Official Report, columns 1087-8W, on the Warm Front scheme, what the average contribution requested from householders assisted under the Warm Front scheme was in (a) St Ives constituency, (b) Cornwall and (c) England since contributions were introduced in 2005.
(222064)
813
Andrew George (St Ives): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department takes to monitor the end use of boilers identified as in need of replacement through the Warm Front scheme.
(223966)
814
Andrew George (St Ives): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department takes to prevent fraudulent use of fuel-switching grants offered by the Warm Front scheme.
(223967)
815
Andrew George (St Ives): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 22nd July 2008, Official Report, column 1005W, on coastal areas: land, what powers will be available to local communities to affect the poisoning of the coastal corridor.
(224281)
816
N
Mr Robert Goodwill (Scarborough & Whitby): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what proportion of fixed quota allocation units are held by companies and individuals not directly engaged in fishing activities.
(224530)
817
N
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much funding his Department received for the detection and prosecution of flytipping in each year from 2002 to 2008; and what funding is planned for (a) 2009-10 and (b) 2010-11.
(224327)
818
N
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what proportion of revenue from landfill tax was allocated to the Environment Agency for the detection and prosecution of flytipping in each year from 2002 to 2008; and what proportion is planned for (a) 2009-10 and (b) 2010-11.
(224328)
819
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what arrangements his Department has in place to assist officials to overcome the effects of stress experienced in the workplace.
(222173)
820
Nick Harvey (North Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he plans to consult recyclers of waste wood on the recommendations for incinerating waste wood put forward in his Department's project on carbon balances and energy impacts of the management of UK wastes.
(222852)
821
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what contracts (a) his Department and (b) its agencies have with EDF; and how much (i) his Department and (ii) its agencies paid to EDF in each of the last 10 years, broken down by the purpose of the payment.
(221843)
822
Mrs Sharon Hodgson (Gateshead East & Washington West): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what guidance he has received from the Waste and Resources Action Programme on the implementation of EU Directive 2006/66 on the recycling of batteries.
(222738)
823
Mrs Sharon Hodgson (Gateshead East & Washington West): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the percentage of spent batteries which were recycled in the latest period for which figures are available.
(222739)
824
Mrs Sharon Hodgson (Gateshead East & Washington West): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans his Department has to increase capacity for battery recycling.
(222740)
825
Mrs Sharon Hodgson (Gateshead East & Washington West): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which local authorities have received funding from the Waste and Resources Action Programme in the last two years.
(222742)
826
Mrs Sharon Hodgson (Gateshead East & Washington West): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Waste and Resources Action Programme in meeting its objectives; and if he will make a statement.
(222744)
827
Mrs Sharon Hodgson (Gateshead East & Washington West): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with producers of batteries on EU Directive 2006/66 on the recycling of batteries.
(222745)
828
Mrs Sharon Hodgson (Gateshead East & Washington West): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress has been made towards establishing collection schemes for batteries.
(222963)
829
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to work with producers of free range turkeys to reduce the likelihood of outbreaks of avian influenza.
(222385)
830
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department has consulted the (a) National Farmers' Union and (b) British Poultry Council as part of the process it is undertaking to draw up best practice guidelines to reduce the risk of an outbreak of avian influenza.
(222386)
831
N
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many people his Department employs on an annual salary of over £100,000.
(222321)
832
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 30th April 2008, Official Report, column 467W, on waste management: domestic wastes, if he will publish an updated table of the local authorities which operate residual household waste collections with a frequency of less than once a week, including those operating or planning to operate pilot schemes with that frequency.
(222771)
833
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 30th April 2008, Official Report, column 467W, on waste management: domestic wastes, what the JPP number in the table represents.
(222772)
834
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer to the right hon. Member for Maidenhead of 1st July 2008, Official Report, columns 770-74W, if he will place in the Library a copy of the reports on (a) distributional impacts of personal carbon trading, (b) personal carbon trading: public acceptability, (c) public understanding of sustainable energy use in the home and (d) waste infrastructure research.
(222773)
835
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which councils have received funding from the Waste and Resources Action Programme's local communications fund; and how much each received.
(222850)
836
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the Carbon Trust is covered by the provisions and obligations of the Environmental Information Regulations 2004.
(222856)
837
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many litter clearance notices were issued in the last year for which figures are available.
(222857)
838
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what proportion of fines for littering were paid in the last year for which figures are available.
(222858)
839
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what guidance or advice the Waste and Resources Action Programme has produced on recycling and reducing residual waste in office environments.
(222859)
840
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will place in the Library a list of the organisation that responded to the consultation on Joint Waste Authorities' regulations and guidance.
(222860)
841
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the timetable is for the selection of the local authorities which will pilot charges for the collection of household rubbish.
(222861)
842
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what external (a) public affairs and (b) public relations work the Waste and Resources Action Programme has commissioned in the last 24 months; from which companies or consultants; and at what cost to the public purse.
(222862)
843
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of whether the implementation of the EU Waste Framework Directive will affect the number of councils which operate a fortnightly rubbish collection service.
(222863)
844
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will place in the Library a copy of the letter sent to chief executives of local authorities inviting them to participate in the pilots of charges for the collection of household waste.
(222864)
845
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, representatives of which organisations attended the launch by his Department of the guidance on waste incentive schemes in London on 19th June 2008.
(222867)
846
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what information on areas subject to flood risk, held by the Environment Agency, is (a) freely available to the public and (b) purchasable from the Agency.
(222868)
847
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which local authorities have reinstated weekly collections of residual household rubbish in the last 12 months (a) in whole and (b) in part for summer months according to records held by (i) his Department and (ii) the Waste and Resources Action Programme.
(222870)
848
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the implementation of the European Waste Framework Directive on the future of weekly household collections of residual rubbish.
(222871)
849
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which local authorities plan to end weekly collections of residual household rubbish in the next 12 months, or pilot such policies, according to records held by (a) his Department and (b) the Waste and Resources Action Programme.
(222872)
850
Tom Levitt (High Peak): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what research his Department is funding on the promotion of selective breeding of bees to encourage behaviour that will protect the viability of colonies.
(224158)
851
Tom Levitt (High Peak): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to make infestation of beehives by the small hive beetle a notifiable condition.
(224159)
852
Tom Levitt (High Peak): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what research his Department is funding on ways to combat the varroa mite.
(224160)
853
Tom Levitt (High Peak): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the risk of colony collapse disorder affecting the bee industry.
(224161)
854
Kerry McCarthy (Bristol East): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what stocking density maximum for broiler chickens will be used in implementing the EU Broiler Chicken Directive; and if he will make a statement.
(222547)
855
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the Warm Front budget was in each of the last five years.
(223898)
856
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the projected budget for Warm Front is for the next three years.
(223899)
857
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many people in North Yorkshire received Warm Front grants in each of the last five years.
(223900)
858
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many people in Yorkshire and the Humber received Warm Front grants in each of the last five years.
(223901)
859
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many new cases of non-payment of Single Farm Payment claims since 2005 have been recorded in the last three months.
(223902)
860
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of flood defences in (a) Morpeth, (b) Pickering and (c) other areas affected by flooding in September 2008.
(224196)
861
Mrs Madeleine Moon (Bridgend): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the environmental implications of the commercial production of GM trees.
(221923)
862
Jessica Morden (Newport East): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans his Department has to undertake a new risk assessment on the impact of avian influenza on racing pigeons.
(222613)
863
Mr Bill Olner (Nuneaton): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the merits of the recommendations for incinerating waste wood put forward in his Department's research and development project on carbon balances and energy impacts of the management of UK wastes.
(222495)
864
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the volume of waste sent for recycling which is landfill in the most recent period for which figures are available.
(222443)
865
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effects of implementing Environmental Protection guidance note PG5/2(04) on local authority crematorium fees.
(222444)
866
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will extend the bluetongue protection zone to Shropshire.
(221816)
867
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if his Department will offer conservation advice and support to the government of Cambodia to reduce the number of primates in Cambodia on the ICUN red list of threatened species.
(223923)
868
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if his Department will offer conservation advice and support to the government of Vietnam to reduce the number of primates in Vietnam on the ICUN red list of threatened species.
(223924)
869
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if his Department will offer conservation advice and support to the government of Laos to reduce the number of primates in Laos on the ICUN red list of threatened species.
(223925)
870
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what research his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the animal welfare implications of the types of mesh used in the construction of bird feeders.
(222361)
871
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking in response to representations received on the risks of certain types of mesh on bird feeders to birds.
(222362)
872
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the risks to birds of certain types of mesh on bird feeders; what representations he has received on this issue; and if he will make a statement.
(222364)
873
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, by what means his Department ensures that animals imported into the UK for the purposes of scientific research are free from infectious disease.
(222775)
874
Joan Ryan (Enfield North): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what guidance he issues on the minimum amount of waste produced within a local authority area which the local authority is required to deal with.
(222719)
875
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 3rd July 2008, Official Report, column 1079W, on departmental home working, if he will make it his policy to collate and maintain central records of home working by his Department's staff.
(222461)
876
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will provide financial assistance for farmers using additional fuel to dry grain following the 2008 harvest.
(224148)
877
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the level of production for each (a) food stock and (b) animal feed stock type in (i) 2008, (ii) 2007, (iii) 2006, (iv) 2005 and (v) 2004; and if he will make a statement.
(224149)
878
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assistance from his Department is available to farmers who have lost their harvest due to extreme weather conditions in 2008; and if he will make a statement.
(224150)
879
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the impact on farmers of the levels of rainfall over the 2008 harvest season; and if he will make a statement.
(224151)
880
N
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the average time per year spent by a household in sorting and recycling rubbish.
(224311)
881
N
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will meet the hon. Member for Castle Point and a delegation from the Canvey Island Town Council to discuss the effects on Canvey Island of the Environment Agency's Thames Estuary 2100 proposals.
(224487)
882
Dr Howard Stoate (Dartford): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much his Department spent on services, broken down by type, in (a) Dartford Borough, (b) Kent Thameside, (c) the Thames Gateway, (d) Kent County Council area and (e) the South East region in each of the last five years.
(222445)
883
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will publish the Environment Agency's review of the efficiency of its pumps; what actions were recommended in the review; what estimate has been made of the potential (a) carbon dioxide emission reductions and (b) costs arising; what progress has been made to date in implementing the review's recommendations; and if he will make a statement.
(222990)
884
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, who is responsible for the maintenance of flood defences on the north bank of the River Humber.
(223792)
885
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what research his Department has commissioned on the (a) stranding and (b) death of dolphins in the last three years; and what plans he has to commission further such research.
(223971)
886
Jon Trickett (Hemsworth): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what financial support his Department provides to households to assist with measures required to become eligible for flood insurance cover.
(222508)
887
Jon Trickett (Hemsworth): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of households which are not eligible for insurance against flooding; what steps the Government plans to take to assist such housholds; and if he will make a statement.
(222509)
888
Mr Ben Wallace (Lancaster & Wyre): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much his Department has spent on sheep ear tag inspections since December 2007.
(223695)
889
Mr Ben Wallace (Lancaster & Wyre): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department takes to ensure that inspectors planning to carry out inspections of sheep tags on mixed farms take account of the farm year cycle.
(223696)
890
Mr Ben Wallace (Lancaster & Wyre): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions his Department has had with Network Rail on the control of pests and noxious plants on Network Rail property.
(223697)
891
Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which organisations were consulted in the course of his Department's research project, Balances and Energy Impacts of the Management of UK Wastes, published in December 2006; and what criteria were used to select these organisations for consultation.
(222439)
892
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many (a) dolphins and (b) porpoises died as a result of bycatch in fishing nets in UK waters in the latest period for which figures are available; and what target his Department has to reduce mortality rates in each case.
(222724)
893
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will hold discussions at EU level to seek to ensure that action to prevent fishing activity on sites designated as being of European importance is taken under the Habitats Directive.
(222737)
894
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what proportion of the electricity consumption that the Government sources from combined heat and power is obtained from combined heat and power stations located on the Government estate.
(221879)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
895
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he last visited Brunei; what recent steps he has taken to strengthen United Kingdom economic, commercial, cultural and educational links with Brunei; and if he will make a statement.
(222244)
896
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of relations with Brunei; and if he will make a statement.
(222245)
897
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much has been spent on (a) refurbishment, (b) redecorations and (c) furnishings for (i) the embassy and (ii) HM Ambassador's residence to the Holy See in each year since 2006; and if he will make a statement.
(222246)
898
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what properties are (a) owned and (b) rented or leased by his Department in (i) Israel, (ii) Malta, (iii) the Holy See and (iv) Egypt; and for what purposes.
(222247)
899
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he last visited Malta; what recent steps he has taken to strengthen United Kingdon economic, commercial, cultural and educational links with Malta; and if he will make a statement.
(222248)
900
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of relations with Malta; and if he will make a statement.
(222249)
901
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the (a) entertainment budget was and (b) allowances were of HM Ambassador to the Holy See in each year since 2006.
(222353)
902
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans he has for the future of the British embassy in the Holy See; and if he will make a statement.
(222354)
903
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many staff were employed by the British embassy in the Holy See in each year since 2006; at what grade each was employed; and how many were locally engaged staff.
(222355)
904
Mr John Baron (Billericay): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the five most serious disciplinary breaches in his Department were in the last 12 months; and what steps were taken in response to each breach.
(223058)
905
Peter Bottomley (Worthing West): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will meet representatives of the Polisario Front to discuss the resolution of conflict over the Western Sahara.
(222334)
906
N
Ben Chapman (Wirral South): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effects of developments in relations between Taiwan and mainland China on the stability of the region.
[R] (221702)
907
N
Ben Chapman (Wirral South): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department has taken to facilitate the development of relations between Taiwan and mainland China since the election of President Ma in March 2008.
[R] (221703)
908
Ben Chapman (Wirral South): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of how the Chinese authorities view the work of the Great Britain China Centre.
(222297)
909
Ben Chapman (Wirral South): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what projects the Government funds in China to encourage (a) development of a legal system, (b) good governance, (c) respect of human rights and (d) labour and structural reform.
(222298)
910
Ben Chapman (Wirral South): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what resources his Department plans to allocate to work on human rights in China over the next three years.
(222299)
911
Ben Chapman (Wirral South): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how the Government plans to engage with China on human rights over the next three years.
(222300)
912
Ms Katy Clark (North Ayrshire and Arran): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received of the treatment of Saharawis by Moroccan police following a Saharawi demonstration in Dakla on Western Sahara's fisheries resources on 9th July; and if he will make a statement.
(221766)
913
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the Answer of 13th September 2006, Official Report, column 2317W, what recent steps the High Commission in Karachi has taken to gain consular access to Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh; what recent reports he has received on the progress of Mr Sheikh's case; and if he will make a statement.
(222505)
914
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to the Ethiopian authorities to accept the final and binding verdict of the International Ethiopian Eritrean Boundary Commission and withdraw its forces from the disputed areas.
(222672)
915
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 7th May 2008, Official Report, columns 932-3W, on Diego Garcia: detainees, what reports his Department has received of allegations relating to the USS Peleliu; and what discussions he has had with his US counterpart on the matter.
(222706)
916
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 7th May 2008, Official Report, columns 932-3W, on Diego Garcia: detainees, if he will place in the Library the response received to the request made to the US Secretary of State for clarification on a number of specific issues.
(222707)
917
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent steps the Government has taken to promote peace in Mauritania.
(224164)
918
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government has taken to protect Britons living in and visiting Mauritania since the recent coup in that country.
(224165)
919
Philip Davies (Shipley): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many telephone lines serviced his private office at the end of each of the last five financial years; and how many serviced the office on 22nd July 2008.
(222600)
920
Philip Davies (Shipley): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Fareham of 30th June 2008, Official Report, column 595W, on the Heads of Government Summit, if he will break down by category of expenditure the cost of (a) the press marquee and (b) audio-visual and public address services.
(222728)
921
Philip Davies (Shipley): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Fareham of 30th June 2008, Official Report, column 595W, on the Heads of Government summit, for how much his Department invoiced Policy Network in respect of the Progressive Governance Conference that preceded the Heads of Government summit.
(222729)
922
Philip Davies (Shipley): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much Ministers in his Department claimed in expenses in each of the last three years.
(222819)
923
Philip Davies (Shipley): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much (a) his Department and (b) its agencies spent on taxis in the last financial year for which figures are available.
(223032)
924
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what further investigations he has undertaken or has supported into whether the Anfal campaign of Saddam Hussein in 1987-88 was a war crime; and if he will make a statement.
(222402)
925
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had at EU level on (a) Saharawi rights and (b) the resolution of the Western Sahara situation; and if he will make a statement.
(222681)
926
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had (a) with the UN and (b) at EU level on allegations of illegal exploitation of mineral resources in the Western Sahara.
(222682)
927
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the pay bands for senior civil servants in his Department are.
(221889)
928
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer to the right hon. Member for Horsham of 14th July 2008, Official Report, column 27W, on carbon emissions: Government departments, how much air mileage incurred through departmental travel was used to calculate the departmental payment to the Government Carbon Offsetting Fund in each year that his Department has participated in the fund, broken down by (a) domestic, (b) short haul and (c) long haul flights.
(222081)
929
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer to the right hon. Member for Horsham of 19th June 2008, Official Report, column 1187W, on Dorneywood: official hospitality, what use his Department has made of Dorneywood for official engagements in the last 12 months.
(222082)
930
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will place in the Library a copy of the names and addresses of each organisation that supplied goods and services to his Department in 2007-08, based on the purchase order data held in the Department's financial database.
(222083)
931
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many applications (a) his Department and (b) its agencies have made under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 to (i) undertake directed surveillance, (ii) use covert human intelligence sources, (iii) acquire communications data and (iv) undertake intrusive surveillance in the last 24 months.
(222094)
932
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the location is of each office occupied by (a) his Department and (b) each of its agencies which has been (i) newly occupied and (ii) refurbished in the last 24 months; and what the floor area in square metres is of each.
(222095)
933
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much (a) his Department and (b) its agencies spent on each of the external public relations and marketing companies included in the Central Office of Information's Public Relations Framework in each of the last 36 months.
(222102)
934
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what use (a) his Department and (b) its agencies make of (i) MOSAIC data and (ii) ACORN data.
(222103)
935
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what permanent residential accommodation is provided for use by civil servants in his Department; how many residential dwellings are provided; where they are located; and for what grade of civil servant they are provided.
(222104)
936
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether staff of (a) his Department and (b) its agencies who are entitled to business class or first class air travel are permitted to (i) travel in a cheaper class to the destination and (ii) benefit in monetary terms or kind from the saving.
(222105)
937
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what types of data have been sold by (a) his Department and (b) its agencies under the Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations in the last 12 months.
(222106)
938
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many staff in (a) his Department and (b) its agencies have been seconded to public relations or public affairs firms or consultancies in each of the last five years.
(222203)
939
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer to the right hon. Member for Horsham of 9th July 2008, Official Report, column 1658W, what premium channels his Department's (a) press office and (b) private and ministerial offices subscribe to; and at what annual cost.
(222204)
940
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many departmental identity cards or departmental passes have been reported lost or stolen by staff in (a) his Department and (b) each of its executive agencies in the last 24 months.
(222205)
941
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Fareham of 30th June 2008, Official Report, column 595W, on the Heads of Government summit, if he will break down the costs incurred on (a) branding and (b) promotional items; and if what types of promotional material were purchased.
(222206)
942
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many staff from public relations or public affairs firms or consultancies have been seconded to his Department and its agencies in each of the last five years.
(222207)
943
Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many full-time equivalent members of staff in his Department are employed on projects relating to the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics Games; how many of those work on (a) project management, (b) legacy planning, (c) project oversight and (d) financial oversight; and what plans he has for future staffing levels in each case.
(221865)
944
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many officials worked in the UK Permanent Representative to the EU in each year since 1978.
(222227)
945
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much the UK paid in fines for non-implementation or inadequate implementation of EU directives in each year since 1997.
(222318)
946
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what progress has been made on the UK-France helicopter initiative since its announcement; and if he will make a statement.
(222320)
947
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he plans to meet next his counterparts from the permanent membership of the UN Security Council and Germany to discuss a new UN Security Council Resolution on Iran; and if he will make a statement.
(224189)
948
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when the EU High Representative for Common Foreign and Security Policy is expected next to meet Iranian nuclear negotiators to discuss Iran's nuclear programme; and if he will make a statement.
(224190)
949
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the political situation in Bosnia-Herzegovina was on the agenda of the General Affairs and External Relations Council meeting on 15th and 16th September.
(224191)
950
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the political and security situation in Bosnia-Herzegovina; and if he will make a statement.
(224192)
951
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans he has for the future of the Office of the High Representative in Bosnia-Herzegovina and its status beyond the end of 2008; and if he will make a statement.
(224193)
952
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the occupation of Western Sahara by Morocco will be raised in his discussions with Morocco on advanced status.
(222307)
953
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will hold discussions with the government of Morocco on the export of phosphate from the Bou Craa mine in Western Sahara; and if he will make a statement.
(222308)
954
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will take steps to ensure that fishing by Scottish trawlers in the waters of Western Sahara does not conflict with the UN General Assembly's affirmation of the need to avoid any economic and other activities which adversely affect the interests of the peoples of the Non-Self Governing Territories.
(222314)
955
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what arrangements his Department has in place to assist officials to overcome the effects of stress experienced in the workplace.
(222172)
956
Mr Doug Henderson (Newcastle upon Tyne North): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department plans to take alongside the UN Security Council in monitoring and working towards a resolution of the situation in Zimbabwe.
(222631)
957
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what contracts (a) his Department and (b) its agencies have with EDF; and how much (i) his Department and (ii) its agencies paid to EDF in each of the last 10 years, broken down by the purpose of the payment.
(221842)
958
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many historic assets there are in each of the British overseas territories; what estimate he has made of the value of such overseas heritage assets; whether there is a registered list of overseas assets; and who has responsibility for managing such overseas assets.
(222384)
959
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to the government of Iran urging the release of six members of the Bahá'í community arrested in that country on 14th May 2008; and if he will make a statement.
(222232)
960
Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans he has to (a) promote the remembrance and (b) increase public awareness of the 1932-33 Holodomor in Ukraine, as agreed during President Yushchenko's visit on 15th May 2008.
(222911)
961
Mr David Jones (Clwyd West): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations his Department has made to the Israeli authorities over the detention and subsequent treatment of Mohammed Omer.
(222837)
962
N
Mr David Jones (Clwyd West): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations his Department has made to the Iranian authorities on the detention on charges of apostasy of Mahmoud Mohammad Matin-Azad and Arash Ahmad-Ali Basirat.
(224509)
963
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Written Ministerial Statement of 26th June 2008, Official Report, columns 32-4WS, on diplomatic missions (traffic violation fines 2007), how many fines are outstanding, broken down by diplomatic mission; and of what value in each case.
(222968)
964
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much the British Council has spent on rebranding in the last 24 months.
(222985)
965
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what items from the Government Art Collection are located in his Ministerial residence in 1 Carlton Gardens.
(222987)
966
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Written Ministerial Statement of 26th June 2008, Official Report, columns 34-6WS, on diplomatic immunity (serious offences), how many of the offences indicated in the table resulted in the diplomatic representative subsequently leaving the United Kingdom in each year from 2003 to 2007.
(223005)
967
N
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect on commercial relations with Iran of changes in staffing levels in the commercial section of the British Embassy in Tehran.
(222689)
968
Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps have been taken following the attack on a staff member of the British High Commission in Sri Lanka on 30th June; and if he will make a statement.
(221769)
969
N
Rob Marris (Wolverhampton South West): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to the government of India on the recent (a) violence against Sikhs in India and (b) mass arrests of Sikhs in India.
(221518)
970
N
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what involvement the UK has in counter-piracy measures in and around Somali waters.
(224467)
971
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 2nd July 2008, Official Report, column 1003W, on departmental home working, if he will make it his policy to collate and maintain central records of home working by his Department's staff.
(222469)
972
N
Jo Swinson (East Dunbartonshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he plans to take to assist Kosovo in securing greater recognition of its status by the international community.
(222822)
973
N
Jo Swinson (East Dunbartonshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, on what occasions Ministers have made representations to other governments on the recognition of Kosovo.
(222823)
974
N
Jo Swinson (East Dunbartonshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what progress has been made in transferring equipment and resources from UNMIK to EULEX in Kosovo.
(222824)
975
N
Jo Swinson (East Dunbartonshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of (a) the level of Serbian co-operation with the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and (b) the prospect of the delivery of Ratko Mladic to the ICTY in the near future.
(222825)
976
N
Jo Swinson (East Dunbartonshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he expects the transition from UNMIK to EULEX in Kosovo to take place; and if he will make a statement.
(222826)
977
Sarah Teather (Brent East): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received on trends in the levels of piracy and theft affecting shipping transporting food aid to Somalia; if he will discuss with his international counterparts the protection of food aid to Somalia from piracy and theft; and if he will make a statement.
(222733)
978
Sarah Teather (Brent East): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received on the effects of the Dutch government's withdrawal of military aid from Somalia.
(222734)
979
Sarah Teather (Brent East): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the security situation in Kosovo, with particular reference to the safety of returning refugees; and if he will make a statement.
(223969)
980
N
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 15th September 2008, Official Report, column 2197W, on rendition, on what date the flight records which cover the period when the two cases of rendition occurred were disposed of.
(224457)
981
N
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many British nationals have been detained in (a) Bangladesh, (b) Syria and (c) Egypt on suspicion of terrorist offences since 2000.
(224458)
982
Mr Shailesh Vara (North West Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his (a) EU and (b) UN Security Council member counterparts on the situation in Darfur.
(224295)
983
Mr Ben Wallace (Lancaster & Wyre): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many many (a) UK-based officials and (b) local employees have been dismissed from positions at UK posts for disciplinary reasons since 2000.
(223705)
984
Mr Ben Wallace (Lancaster & Wyre): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many requests he has received from HM ambassadors for an increase in security staff since 2000; and how many such requests he granted.
(223706)
985
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what his policy is on (a) the EU granting advanced status to Morocco and (b) the political process in the Western Sahara.
(223776)
986
Mark Williams (Ceredigion): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of Mr Peter Van Walsum's briefing to the UN Security Council, UN Doc. S/2006/817 on 16th October 2006, with particular reference to its references to the self-determination of the people of Western Sahara; and if he will make a statement.
(223917)
987
Mark Williams (Ceredigion): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the EU-Moroccan Association Agreement provides for special arrangements for products originating from the Western Sahara such as those provided for in the Association Agreement for products originating in Melilla and Ceuta which are to be accompanied by a certificate stating their origin.
(224172)
988
Mark Williams (Ceredigion): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will ask the UN Human Rights Commissioner to release the Office for the High Commissioner for Human Rights' report on the visit of its mission to Rabat, Laayoune, and Tindouf between 15th and 23rd May 2006 and Algiers on 19th June 2006.
(224173)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
989
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 16th July 2008, Official Report, column 521W, on abortion, for what reasons a written record of discussions with the organisations referred to is not available; and if he will make a statement.
(222228)
990
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 15th July 2008, Official Report, column 330W, on abortion, if he will place in the Library a copy of the guidance listed; and if he will make a statement.
(222229)
991
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 15th July 2008, Official Report, column 330W, on abortion, on what date the document Good Practice Guidance for the Commissioning of Contraception and Abortion Services will be published; if he will place copies of this document in (a) the Vote Office and (b) the Printed Paper Office; and if he will make a statement.
(222230)
992
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients experienced a fall in hospital in each health authority in each of the last five years, broken down by (a) age and (b) sex; and if he will make a statement.
(222233)
993
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he has (a) taken and (b) plans to take to prevent patient falls in hospital; what recent representations he has received on the issue; what reply he gave; and if he will make a statement.
(222234)
994
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the work undertaken by the Accidental Injury Prevention Programme in his Department; and how many officials in his Department have responsibility for this programme, broken down by (a) pay band and (b) location.
(222235)
995
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will place in the Library copies of representations received by his Department from interested parties used in the preparation of the partial regulatory impact assessment for the Termination of Pregnancy Bill of Session 2006-07; and if he will make a statement.
(222236)
996
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what (a) guidance, (b) circulars and (c) statutory instruments were issued between (i) 1979 and 1997 and (ii) 1997 and 2002 on the control of healthcare-acquired infections; what (A) Ministerial statements and (B) press notices on the subject were issued between 1997 and 2008; and if he will make a statement.
(222238)
997
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he (a) has taken and (b) plans to take during the next 12 months to improve hospital cleanliness in (i) Southend-on-Sea, (ii) Essex and (iii) the Metropolitan Police area of London; and if he will make a statement.
(222239)
998
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which hospitals have been fined for poor control of hospital infection in the last 12 months; and if he will make a statement.
(222240)
999
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which organisations have powers to inspect hospitals for cleanliness; and if he will make a statement.
(222241)
1000
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations he has received since June 2007 on the use of ward sisters in relation to cleanliness on hospital wards; from whom those representations have been received; what response he gave; if he will place in the Library copies of (a) the representations received and (b) the replies given; and if he will make a statement.
(222242)
1001
Mr John Baron (Billericay): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will publish details of the accord between the NHS Litigation Authority and FirstAssist in relation to the level of insurance premiums recovered in respect of after the event insurance provided in connection with clinical negligence claims funded by conditional fee agreements.
(222625)
1002
Mr John Baron (Billericay): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the five most serious disciplinary breaches in his Department were in the last 12 months; and what steps were taken in response to each breach.
(223059)
1003
N
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of patients with rheumatoid arthritis are expected to receive a second anti-TNF treatment used sequentially after the failure of a first anti-TNF treatment in the next two years; and if he will make a statement.
(222250)
1004
N
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will estimate the number of patients with rheumatoid arthritis who will not be provided with sequential treatments with anti-TNF drugs over the next five years as a result of the ruling by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence on the issue.
(222251)
1005
N
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what records he holds for benchmarking purposes on the use of anti-TNF treatments in other EU countries; what assessment he has made of how that pattern of use differs from (a) that of its use in England and (b) the differential results of that use in the UK and other member states; and if he will make a statement.
(222252)
1006
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate his Department has made of the sum spent by NHS trusts on ornamental plants and seeds in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(222498)
1007
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people medically recommended for treatment under sections 2 or 3 of the Mental Health Act 2007 could not be admitted to hospital due to shortage of beds during the last year for which figures are available, broken down by mental health trust area.
(222500)
1008
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many finished admission episodes where the admission method was via accident and emergency for an alcohol-related diagnosis there were in each NHS trust where the patient was (a) under 10, (b) between 11 and 15 and (c) between 16 and 18 years old in each of the last five years.
(222800)
1009
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many finished admissions to hospital there were where a drugs overdose was a primary or secondary diagnosis at the outset in each NHS trust where the patient was (a) under 10, (b) between 11 and 15 and (c) between 16 and 18 years old in each of the last five years.
(222801)
1010
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many notifications (a) his Department and (b) its agencies made to the Information Commissioner following the loss or mishandling of personal information or data in each of the last three years; and what was notified in each case.
(222903)
1011
N
Mr David Burrowes (Enfield, Southgate): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much of the money allocated to health and social care spending in the next five years has been allocated for implementation of the National Dementia Strategy.
(224492)
1012
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations his Department has received on the governance and performance of the Nursing and Midwifery Council in the last three years.
(222363)
1013
N
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the size of the eligible population for bowel cancer screening, broken down by (a) screening hub and (b) sex.
(223018)
1014
N
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many faecal occult blood test kits were issued in each month since the start of the NHS bowel cancer screening programme, broken down by (a) screening hub and (b) sex.
(223019)
1015
N
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many completed faecal occult blood test kits were returned in each month since the start of the NHS bowel cancer screening programme, broken down by (a) screening hub and (b) sex.
(223020)
1016
N
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many completed faecal occult blood tests had positive results in each month since the start of the NHS bowel cancer screening programme, broken down by (a) screening hub and (b) sex.
(223021)
1017
Ben Chapman (Wirral South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent discussions he has had about the future of cancer care in Merseyside and Cheshire.
(221765)
1018
Ben Chapman (Wirral South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what consideration he has given to improving cancer services on the Clatterbridge Hospital site.
(222962)
1019
Ben Chapman (Wirral South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the merits of establishing a high dependency cancer unit on site at Clatterbridge Hospital.
(223000)
1020
Ben Chapman (Wirral South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 16th July 2008, Official Report, column 523W, on chiropody, whether he plans to set consistent minimum standards for NHS chiropody provision across regions.
(223850)
1021
N
Ben Chapman (Wirral South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what statistics his Department collects on the outcome of operations for skin cancer conducted by general practitioners.
(224449)
1022
N
Ben Chapman (Wirral South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the (a) training, (b) accountability, (c) audit and (d) governance arrangements are for GPs carrying out surgical treatments of skin cancer.
(224491)
1023
Mr David Crausby (Bolton North East): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress has been made in phasing out mixed sex wards in NHS hospitals in (a) Bolton and (b) England.
(222622)
1024
Mr David Crausby (Bolton North East): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress has been made in eradicating MRSA infection in NHS hospitals.
(222623)
1025
Mr David Crausby (Bolton North East): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what funding his Department has provided to the British Fluoridation Society in the last three years; and whether the Society receives such funding on (a) a regular or (b) an ad hoc basis.
(223844)
1026
Mr David Crausby (Bolton North East): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research his Department has commissioned to monitor the incidence of primary bone cancer in populations receiving fluoridated water.
(223845)
1027
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps the Government has taken to promote local activities to encourage healthy living.
(222697)
1028
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent steps the Government has taken to encourage healthy eating.
(222698)
1029
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress the Government has made in raising awareness of the risks to health associated with hot weather, including dehydration.
(222699)
1030
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps the Government has taken to promote safety in the sun initiatives.
(222700)
1031
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent steps the Government has taken to educate the public on the risks to health of UV rays.
(222701)
1032
Philip Davies (Shipley): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much (a) his Department and (b) its agencies spent on taxis in the last financial year for which figures are available.
(223033)
1033
Mr Brian H. Donohoe (Central Ayrshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) doctors, (b) nurses, (c) consultants, (d) dentists and (e) midwives there were in each year since 1998.
(221884)
1034
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer to the right hon. Member for Horsham of 14th July 2008, Official Report, column 27W, on carbon emissions: Government departments, how much air mileage incurred through departmental travel was used to calculate the departmental payment to the Government Carbon Offsetting Fund in each year that his Department has participated in the fund, broken down by (a) domestic, (b) short haul and (c) long haul flights.
(222084)
1035
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer to the right hon. Member for Horsham of 19th June 2008, Official Report, column 1187W, on Dorneywood: official hospitality, what use his Department has made of Dorneywood for official engagements in the last 12 months.
(222085)
1036
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will place in the Library a copy of the names and addresses of each organisation that supplied goods and services to his Department in 2007-08, based on the purchase order data held in the Department's financial database.
(222086)
1037
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much (a) his Department and (b) its agencies spent on each of the external public relations and marketing companies included in the Central Office of Information's Public Relations Framework in each of the last 36 months.
(222087)
1038
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what use (a) his Department and (b) its agencies make of (i) MOSAIC data and (ii) ACORN data.
(222088)
1039
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what permanent residential accommodation is provided for use by civil servants in his Department; how many residential dwellings are provided; where they are located; and for what grade of civil servant they are provided.
(222089)
1040
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether those staff of (a) his Department and (b) its agencies who are entitled to business class or first class air travel are permitted to (i) travel in a cheaper class to the destination and (ii) benefit in monetary terms or kind from the saving.
(222090)
1041
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what types of data have been sold by (a) his Department and (b) its agencies under the Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations in the last 12 months.
(222091)
1042
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many applications (a) his Department and (b) its agencies have made under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 to (i) undertake directed surveillance, (ii) use covert human intelligence sources, (iii) acquire communications data and (iv) undertake intrusive surveillance in the last 24 months.
(222092)
1043
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the location is of each office occupied by (a) his Department and (b) each of its agencies which has been (i) newly occupied and (ii) refurbished in the last 24 months; and what the floor area in square metres is of each.
(222093)
1044
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Written Ministerial Statement of 25th June 2008, Official Report, columns 25-27WS, on data handling procedures, if he will commission a privacy impact assessment for the NHS Spine database project
(222208)
1045
Jeff Ennis (Barnsley East & Mexborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much has been spent on the Healthy Start Scheme since its inception; and what the take-up has been of the scheme in each region.
(221913)
1046
Jeff Ennis (Barnsley East & Mexborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many retailers in (a) Barnsley, (b) Doncaster, (c) South Yorkshire and (d) England are registered to accept Healthy Start Scheme vouchers.
(222153)
1047
Jeff Ennis (Barnsley East & Mexborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many families in Yorkshire and the Humber have signed up for the Healthy Start Scheme; and how the scheme is being promoted in Yorkshire and the Humber.
(222154)
1048
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) doctors, (b) nurses and (c) midwives are employed by the NHS per head of population in Ribble Valley constituency.
(222953)
1049
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Hornsey and Wood Green of 14th July 2008, Official Report, columns 193-4W, on departmental retirement, how many requests to work beyond the mandatory retirement age were received by his Department in each of the last four years.
(222433)
1050
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what national guidelines are in place on the provision of free podiatry services for older people; and if he will make a statement.
(222475)
1051
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what income from charging for podiatry services each English health trust accrued in each of last five years.
(222477)
1052
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much was spent on podiatry services in each English health trust in each of the last five reported years.
(222483)
1053
Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many full-time equivalent members of staff in (a) his Department and (b) its associated public bodies are working on projects related to the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics Games; how many of those are working on (i) project management, (ii) legacy planning, (iii) project oversight and (iv) financial oversight; and what plans he has for future staffing levels in each case.
(221867)
1054
Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the full-time equivalent headcount of his Department is; and how many of his Department's staff are assigned to work on (a) public health and (b) policies and programmes designed to achieve the Government's target that two million more people regularly participate in physical activity before the 2012 Olympic Games.
(221893)
1055
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many officials in his Department are wholly or mainly tasked with the negotiation, implementation or the administration of EU legislation and consequent policies.
(222279)
1056
Sandra Gidley (Romsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many babies were born with sexually transmitted infections in each of the last five years, broken down by disease.
(222291)
1057
Sandra Gidley (Romsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will bring forward proposals for legislative provisions to strengthen the safeguarding of vulnerable adults and the regulation of those that work with them so as to establish parity between such provisions and those that apply in the field of child protection; and if he will make a statement.
(222373)
1058
Sandra Gidley (Romsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will bring forward proposals to monitor the incidence of liver disease as a marker for the performance of public health programmes on alcohol, obesity and blood-borne viruses.
(222375)
1059
Sandra Gidley (Romsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, on how many days NHS nurses were absent from work owing to needle stick injuries in the last 12 months.
(222812)
1060
Sandra Gidley (Romsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of cost to the NHS of (a) treatment and (b) follow-up of a needle stick injury to a member of staff where the needle is known to have been used on a HIV-positive patient.
(222813)
1061
Sandra Gidley (Romsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS Trusts purchase medical devices incorporating sharps protection mechanisms through the NHS supply chain.
(222814)
1062
Sandra Gidley (Romsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to monitor each NHS trust's adherence to section 10e of the Code of Practice for the prevention and control of healthcare-associated infections issued under the Health Act 2006, with particular reference to the requirement to prevent needle stick injuries through the provision of medical devices incorporating sharps protection mechanisms.
(222815)
1063
Sandra Gidley (Romsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of deaf children in England; and on what methodology his estimate is based.
(222991)
1064
Sandra Gidley (Romsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many children aged 18 years and under received (a) unilateral and (b) bilateral cochlear implants in each year since 2001, broken down by primary care trust.
(222992)
1065
Sandra Gidley (Romsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS patients paid for their own treatment within the European Economic Area in each of the last three months.
(222996)
1066
N
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what operational levels have been achieved by the London Ambulance Service since March, broken down by borough; and if he will make a statement.
(222725)
1067
N
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many vacancies in the London Ambulance Service there are, broken down by borough; and if he will make a statement.
(222726)
1068
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether healthcare associated infections (HAIs) are always included on death certificates of those patients who die in NHS hospitals subsequent to contracting a HAI; and if he will make a statement.
(221824)
1069
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what records he holds on the number of UK citizens who lived overseas who died from variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease in the last 10 years.
(222309)
1070
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 11th March 2008, Official Report, column 256W, on blood transfusions, how many infected tonsils so far analysed were from V-V or M-V genotypes; and if he will make a statement.
(222311)
1071
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when his Department last issued a press release with monthly vCJD statistics; when he next expects to update the figures on his Department's website; what the reasons are for the time taken to release vCJD statistics; and if he will make a statement.
(222313)
1072
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate his Department has made of the average length of time spent on waiting lists by patients who were transferred from one NHS hospital to another NHS hospital when the first hospital was unable to perform an operation in the latest period for which figures are available; what steps his Department is taking to reduce such waiting lists; and if he will make a statement.
(222324)
1073
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will request the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence to complete its ONSTIM evaluation as quickly as possible.
(222326)
1074
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will commission further epidemiological studies into common factors among those who have contracted variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease; and if he will make a statement.
(222328)
1075
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will hold discussions with his counterparts in the devolved administrations on epidemiological studies of possible sources of rogue prions in the 1980s and 1990s that caused variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease; and if he will make a statement.
(222329)
1076
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what checks have been made by his Department following the Chief Dental Officer's advice that certain instruments used in endodontic work should only be used once as a precaution against the spread of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease to ensure that such instruments are not being used more than once; and if he will make a statement.
(222330)
1077
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) deaths from variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) and (b) new diagnoses of vCJD there have been since the period covered by the press release placed on his Department's website on vCJD statistics in October 2007; and if he will make a statement.
(222331)
1078
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many children were diagnosed with variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) after being born to mothers with vCJD in each of the last 10 years; and if he will make a statement.
(222332)
1079
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what arrangements his Department has in place to assist officials to overcome the effects of stress experienced in the workplace.
(222171)
1080
Mr Doug Henderson (Newcastle upon Tyne North): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans his Department has to prepare for the likely effect on demand for maternity services in Newcastle upon Tyne NHS Foundation Trust area of the possible reorganisation of maternity facilities in neighbouring trust areas.
(222630)
1081
Mr Doug Henderson (Newcastle upon Tyne North): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department plans to introduce additional programmes over the next academic year for students in the further education sector to raise awareness of unwanted pregnancies amongst young people.
(222634)
1082
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) NHS doctors, (b) NHS nurses, (c) NHS dentists and (d) GPs were employed in (i) Jarrow constituency, (ii) South Tyneside, (iii) the North East and (iv) England in each year since 1997.
(223737)
1083
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) England were seen by a GP in each year since 1997.
(223738)
1084
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people aged (a) under 16, (b) between 16 and 18 and (c) over 18 years were admitted to hospital with stab wounds in (i) Jarrow constituency, (ii) South Tyneside, (iii) the North East and (iv) England in each year since 1997.
(223909)
1085
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people aged (a) under 16, (b) between 16 and 18 and (c) over 18 years were admitted to hospital with gunshot wounds in (i) Jarrow constituency, (ii) South Tyneside, (iii) the North East and (iv) England in each year since 1997.
(223910)
1086
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what contracts (a) his Department and (b) its agencies have with EDF; and how much (i) his Department and (ii) its agencies paid to EDF in each of the last 10 years, broken down by the purpose of the payment.
(221841)
1087
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average weekly cost is of commissioning treatment for an individual through (a) Tier 5 NHS medium secure services, (b) community forensic services and (c) Tier 4 NHS mental health services; and how many people received treatment in each category in each of the last five years.
(223862)
1088
N
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what account was taken of the conclusions of his Department's inter-departmental working group on sensible drinking published in December 1995 in formulating the Government's policy on alcohol consumption; and if he will make a statement.
(222325)
1089
N
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effects on health of moderate alcohol consumption and its contribution to the prevention of coronary heart disease; and if he will make a statement.
(222327)
1090
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations his Department received on the grant to council staff of powers to enter private homes during its review of care law; and what work the Law Commission is undertaking on the issue.
(222788)
1091
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Tunbridge Wells of 21st May 2008, Official Report, column 370W, on NHS Information Centre: Grayling Political Strategy, if he will request the Chief Executive of the NHS Information Centre to provide the information requested on public expenditure.
(222972)
1092
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Tunbridge Wells of 21st May 2008, Official Report, column 370W, on NHS Information Centre: Grayling Political Strategy, what contribution the NHS Information Centre makes to the preparation of answers to the parliamentary Questions put to him.
(222973)
1093
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much has been top-sliced from primary care trusts budgets in (a) 2006-07, (b) 2007-08 and (c) 2008-09, broken down by primary care trust; and for each year how much has been paid back in each case.
(224302)
1094
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to his Department's Cancer Reform Strategy published in December 2007, if he will place in the Library the data from which the graphs on pages (a) 88, (b) 120 and (c) 121 were drawn.
(224303)
1095
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what meetings officials or Ministers in his Department have had with representatives of Healthcare for London over the past 12 months; and what the date of each meeting was.
(224304)
1096
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average cost to the NHS was of treating patients with (a) Gemtuzumab (Mylotarg), (b) Trastuzumab (Herceptin), (c) Imatinib (Glivec), (d) Alemtuzumab (Campath), (e) Capecitabine (Xeloda), (f) Paclitaxel (Taxol), (g) Rituximab (MabThera), (h) Azacytidine (Vidaza), (i) Docetaxel (Taxotere), (j) Temozolomide (Temodar), (k) Clorfaribine (Clolar), (l) Dasatinib (Sprycel), (m) Fulvestrant (Flaslodex), (n) Trabectadin (Yondelis), (o) Bortezomib (Velcade), (p) Irinotecan (Campto), (q) Gemcitabine (Gemzar), (r) Nilotinib (Tasigna), (s) Infliximab (Remicade), (t) Topotecan (Hycamtin), (u) Yttrium-90, (v) Pemetrexed (Alimta), w) Erlotinib (Tarceva), (x) Lenalidomide (Revlimid), (y) Letrazole (Femara), (z) Sorafenib (Nexavar), (aa) Sunitinib (Sutent), (bb) Bevaciazumab (Avastin), (cc) Cetuximab (Erbitux), (dd) Ibritumomab (Zevalin) and (ee) Cisplatin (CDDP) in the most recent period for which figures are available; and what research his Department has (i) commissioned and (ii) evaluated for bench-marking purposes on overseas (A) use and (B) spending on each drug.
(224307)
1097
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which of London's NHS foundation trusts and teaching hospitals are not implementing the policy of allowing patients to use the choose and book appointments system; to what extent the implementation of this policy is being overseen by (a) Monitor, the independent regulator of NHS Foundation Trusts and (b) the Healthcare Commission; and if he will make a statement.
(222388)
1098
N
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what advice on what occasions the (a) Kensington and Chelsea Primary Care Trust and (b) Westminister Primary Care Trust have received from (i) his Department and (ii) the Healthcare Commission on the requirement for patients referred to the Chelsea and Westminister Hospital Foundation by GPs contracted to their primary care trust, to be able to use the choose and book appointment system; and if he will make a statement.
(222389)
1099
N
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what advice on what occasions the Chelsea and Westminister Hospital Foundation Trust has been given on the implementation of the policy of allowing patients to use the choose and book appointments system by (a) Monitor, the independent regulator of NHS foundation trusts and (b) the Healthcare Commission; and if he will make a statement.
[R] (222390)
1100
Fiona Mactaggart (Slough): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many cases of (a) MRSA and (b) c. difficile infection there were in (i) Wexham Park Hospital and (ii) Upton Hospital in each year since 1997.
(222296)
1101
Anne Main (St Albans): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects to receive the evaluation report for the community equipment model; and if he will place a copy in the Library.
(222404)
1102
N
John Mann (Bassetlaw): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which GP contracts were awarded to private sector operators for (a) 2007, (b) 2008 and (c) 2009.
(224439)
1103
N
John Mann (Bassetlaw): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which are the largest 10 private sector providers contracted for direct health care in the NHS in terms of (a) turnover and (b) patient throughput.
(224441)
1104
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many children in England were (a) treated by a GP for undernutrition not caused by an eating disorder and (b) admitted to hospital for treatment for undernutrition not caused by an eating disorder in each of the last five years.
(222684)
1105
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many and what proportion of patients in care homes receiving nursing care (a) have their costs paid by a primary care trust through fully-funded NHS continuing care, (b) are self-funded and (c) are funded by a local authority.
(222685)
1106
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients are receiving nursing care in care homes.
(222686)
1107
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what mechanisms there are to record the timing and frequency of visits made by health visitors to families with children under the age of five years.
(223982)
1108
Anne Milton (Guildford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to improve quality and safety in maternity services; and whether there are mechanisms in place to monitor and audit the implementation of the maternity dashboard in trusts, as recommended by the Chief Medical Officer in his report in 2007 and by Lord Darzi in the NHS Next Stage Review.
(221818)
1109
Anne Milton (Guildford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department plans formally to include HIV within the schedule of long-term conditions covered by the recommendations of the NHS Next Stage Review.
(221822)
1110
Anne Milton (Guildford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans are being developed based on the proposals in the NHS Next Stage Review for an extended role for the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence to develop standards to monitor quality and safety of services; and what effect this role will have on organisations involved in standards-setting, with particular reference to (a) the Healthcare Commission, (b) the Clinical Negligence Scheme for Trusts and (c) the Royal Colleges.
(221823)
1111
Anne Milton (Guildford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how his Department plans to incorporate and implement the latest standards developed by (a) the Royal Colleges on maternity and (b) the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists standards on gynaecology in delivering NHS services.
(221906)
1112
Anne Milton (Guildford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the timescale is for (a) the consultation exercise on the regulation of psychotherapists, (b) the publication of the results of the consultation, (c) any decisions contingent on the consultation and (d) the implementation of those decisions.
(222492)
1113
Anne Milton (Guildford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the likely effect on patient choice of his Department's proposals to impose a cap on remuneration for providers of stoma and incontinence services.
(223911)
1114
Anne Milton (Guildford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the likely effect on disabled people of his Department's proposals to impose a cap on the payment for stoma and incontinence services provided by contractors.
(223912)
1115
Anne Milton (Guildford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether patients will continue to be able to choose any dispensing appliance contractor under the proposals in his Department's June 2007 consultation document on stoma and urology appliances.
(223913)
1116
Anne Milton (Guildford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much funding his Department provided for research into sudden infant death syndrome in 2007-08.
(223964)
1117
Mrs Madeleine Moon (Bridgend): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent estimate he has made of the average time taken between initial assessment by a psychiatrist at Young Offender Institution Ashfield and Huntercombe and transfer to facilities provided by St Andrews Healthcare.
(222237)
1118
Dr Doug Naysmith (Bristol North West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to his Department's consultation of June 2008 on the proposed new arrangements for the provision of stoma and urology services and related services in primary care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the provision of associated services supplied with single line items is maintained.
(222408)
1119
N
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance he has issued on the free provision of treatment by hygienists in NHS dental practices.
(224463)
1120
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 13th May 2008, Official Report, column 206W, on medical records: databases, whether Connecting for Health is able to comment on the monitoring processes Caldicott Guardians will use in relation to their collective access to the Care Records Service.
(222409)
1121
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 20th June 2008, Official Report, column 1235W, on NHS: working hours, whether the pilots will reflect the proposed changes to the terms of the European Working Time Directive.
(222411)
1122
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the carbon dioxide emissions generated by (a) the NHS IT programme (i) to date and (ii) over the lifetime of the programme and (b) (A) the Connecting for Health Agency and (B) information technology usage in the NHS in the last 12 months.
(222412)
1123
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people born outside the UK were employed in the care-related sector in each of the last 10 years.
(222413)
1124
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the (a) primary diagnosis count and (b) all diagnosis count of finished consultant episodes for all hepatitis B-related conditions was in each year since 1997-98 for all (i) inpatients and (ii) outpatients as recorded by the Hospital Episodes Statistics database, broken down by primary care trust area; and which hepatitis B-related 4-character diagnosis codes are covered by the Hospital Episodes Statistics database.
(222420)
1125
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many notifications of hepatitis B have been made to the Health Protection Agency and its predecessor bodies; and what estimate he has made of the overall prevalence of hepatitis B (a) in England in total and (b) in each primary care trust area in each year since 1997.
(222421)
1126
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance his Department (a) has issued and (b) plans to issue to primary care trusts regarding the management of hepatitis B services.
(222422)
1127
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what (a) technology appraisals, (b) interventional guidelines, (c) clinical guidelines and (d) public health guidelines which have an effect on hepatitis B services are issued by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE); what effect each has on hepatitis B; on what date each was issued; which workstreams under consideration by NICE have an effect on hepatitis B services; and if he will make a statement.
(222423)
1128
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many drugs were dispensed for the treatment of hepatitis B in each year since 1997, broken down by primary care trust area; and what the net ingredient cost of the drugs was in each year.
(222424)
1129
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the unit cost of Cervarix is; how many units his Department is purchasing; and what the value of the contract is.
(222425)
1130
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which interventions (a) have been assessed and (b) are being assessed by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) through its Single Technology Appraisal process; and on which date (i) the intervention received its product licence, (ii) the intervention was referred to NICE, (iii) NICE started its appraisal and (iv) NICE completed its appraisal in respect of each.
(222426)
1131
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his latest estimate is of the average cost to the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence of completing a (a) single technology appraisal and (b) multiple technology appraisal.
(222427)
1132
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the average cost of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence of undertaking a technology appraisal.
(222428)
1133
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to page 38 of his Department's consultation on the NHS Constitution dated 30th June 2008, for what reason the wording of the seventh principle contained in the NHS Plan has been changed in the draft NHS Constitution.
(222429)
1134
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the contribution of the National Gold Standards Framework Centre to the effective functioning of the Gold Standards Framework.
(222440)
1135
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the backlog in vaccinations in London due to the performance of the child health interim application.
(222441)
1136
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether care providers are informed when Criminal Records Bureau checks on their prospective employees are discovered not to have been correctly carried out; what estimate he has made of the number of such checks; and whether he plans to provide compensation to care providers for such cases.
(222442)
1137
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations his Department has received from (a) hon. Members and (b) other interested parties in the last 12 months on the service provided by (i) ScriptSwitch Ltd and (ii) other systems used by clinicians to alert them to cheaper substitute medicines.
(222510)
1138
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance his Department has issued to NHS organisations on the use of (a) ScriptSwitch and (b) other systems used by clinicians to alert them to cheaper substitute medicines.
(222511)
1139
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much (a) his Department and (b) the NHS spent on ScriptSwitch in each of the last three years.
(222512)
1140
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what contractual arrangements there are between ScriptSwitch Ltd and (a) his Department and (b) the NHS.
(222513)
1141
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the use of ScriptSwitch on (a) patient safety, (b) patient safety with specific regard to those patients with co-morbidities, (c) quality of care, (d) prescribing costs and (e) clinical freedom to prescribe; and if he will make a statement.
(222514)
1142
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the basis is for the efficiency assumption described on page 16 of his Department's impact assessment of proposals relating to Part IX of the Drug Tariff.
(221819)
1143
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the impact assessment of his Department's proposals on Part IX of the Drug Tariff, what assessment he has made of the likely effect of a cap on reimbursement payments on contractor efficiency; and what factors were taken into account in deciding on 50,000 items as the cap on reimbursement.
(221820)
1144
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the likely effect on patient choice of his Department's proposals to impose a capped payment structure for the reimbursement of stoma and incontinence items.
(221821)
1145
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he plans to extend the imposition of a three per cent. reduction in remuneration as referred to in his Department's proposals relating to Part IX of the Drug tariff to other NHS suppliers.
(222759)
1146
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for what reasons the Government did not set a target to reduce levels of obesity between 1997 and 2004.
(223725)
1147
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to revise the 2002 infectious disease strategy, with particular reference to national health and vaccination priorities.
(223726)
1148
Helen Southworth (Warrington South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what measures his Department has put in place to support women with diabetes during pregnancy.
(222671)
1149
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 2nd July 2008, Official Report, column 937W, on departmental home working, if he will make it his policy to collate and maintain central records of all home working by his Department's staff.
(222474)
1150
N
Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent steps his Department has taken to implement its commitment to develop the role of the sexual health adviser, as set out in the 2001 National Sexual Health and HIV Strategy.
(224325)
1151
Dr Howard Stoate (Dartford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much his Department spent on services, broken down by type in (a) Dartford Borough, (b) Kent Thameside, (c) the Thames Gateway, (d) Kent County Council area and (e) the South East region in each of the last five years.
(222450)
1152
Dr Howard Stoate (Dartford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects the roll-out of the NHS bowel cancer screening programme to be completed for all those eligible.
(222541)
1153
Dr Howard Stoate (Dartford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which primary care trusts have yet to be included in the NHS bowel cancer screening programme for 60 to 69 year olds; and when he expects the programme to be rolled out in each primary care trust.
(222542)
1154
Dr Howard Stoate (Dartford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to improve take-up of the bowel cancer screening programme amongst hard to reach groups.
(222543)
1155
Mr Gary Streeter (South West Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate his Department has made of the number of foreign nationals who have come to the UK for the sole purpose of accessing free HIV treatment on the NHS in the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(222414)
1156
Mr Gary Streeter (South West Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information his Department gathers on the number of (a) asylum seekers, (b) those of uncertain residency status and (c) other migrants who have accessed NHS HIV testing services in the last five years.
(222415)
1157
Mr Gary Streeter (South West Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he plans to implement the provisions of the Prescription Only Medicines (Human Use) Amendment Order 2008; and if he will make a statement.
(222419)
1158
Mr Robert Syms (Poole): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the possibility of extending the prescription fee to dispensing appliance contractors in the proposed new arrangements under Part IX of the Drug Tariff for the provision of stoma and urology appliances and related services in Primary Care: A Consultation in June 2008; and if he will make a statement.
(222254)
1159
Sarah Teather (Brent East): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many hoax 999 calls were answered by ambulances in London in the last period for which figures are available.
(222763)
1160
Jon Trickett (Hemsworth): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people were charged extra dental treatment fees because a two-month period had elapsed between the start of their course of treatment and the end of that treatment in the most recent period for which figures are available; whether such fees may be charged when a patient could not get an appointment to continue treatment within two months; and if he will make a statement.
(223764)
1161
Jon Trickett (Hemsworth): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average waiting time for a dental appointment to (a) receive an examination and (b) continue treatment was in (i) Wakefield district (ii) Yorkshire and the Humber and (iii) England in the latest period for which figures are available.
(223765)
1162
Jon Trickett (Hemsworth): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people in (a) England, (b) Yorkshire and the Humber and (c) Wakefield District have requested direct payments (i) for care provision for themselves and (ii) as a carer.
(223767)
1163
Jon Trickett (Hemsworth): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether a (a) carer and (b) care receiver is classified as an employer when receiving direct care payments and using them to secure the care services of other professionals; what legislation governs carers and care receivers in these circumstances; and if he will make a statement.
(223768)
1164
Jon Trickett (Hemsworth): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what sources of assistance are available to carers and care receivers who decide not to apply for direct payments.
(223769)
1165
Jon Trickett (Hemsworth): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what (a) targets and (b) guidelines there are for the period of time between a carer or care receiver making a request for direct payments and that request being implemented.
(223770)
1166
Mr Charles Walker (Broxbourne): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many live births of children with Down's syndrome were recorded in each year for which records are available since 1980.
(222580)
1167
Ann Winterton (Congleton): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency has made of the number of herbal remedies marketed in the United Kingdom under the provisions of section 12(2) of the Medicines Act 1968; for how many and what percentage of those products an application has been received by the Agency for registration under the Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products Directive; and what the legal status will be of those products for which applications for registration have not been received by the end of the transition period in 2011.
(222349)
1168
Ann Winterton (Congleton): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his objective is in relation to the future availability of safe and proper herbal remedies; and what steps he is taking to achieve that objective.
(222350)
1169
Ann Winterton (Congleton): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when Ministers of his Department last visited the facilities of small and medium-sized manufacturers of specialist herbal remedies to discuss the impact upon their business of the Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products Directive.
(222351)
1170
Ann Winterton (Congleton): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he has taken to establish whether chromatographic fingerprinting is an appropriate requirement in the testing of multi-ingredient herbal remedies in relation to registration under the Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products Directive; and what estimate he has made of the cost of commissioning such tests for a single product containing several herbal ingredients.
(222352)
1171
Sir Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the impact upon the (a) Chinese and (b) ayurvedic medicinal traditions of the requirement that 15 years use within the European Union must be demonstrated as being part of the qualifying minimum period of 30 years traditional use required for registration of herbal remedies under the Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products Directive; what representations he has received from the (i) Chinese and (ii) Indian communities on these matters; what assessment he has made of whether these geographic requirements comply with the United Kingdom's obligations under international human rights and trade treaties; and if he will make a statement.
(221880)
1172
Sir Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he plans to take to assist small and medium-sized businesses which are specialist manufacturers and retailers of traditional herbal remedies to meet the costs of compliance with the Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products Directive and related measures.
(221882)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
1173
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to answer Question 165737, on self-protection measures for the Jewish community, tabled on 14th November 2007 by the hon. Member for Southend West; what the reason for the time taken to reply is; what steps she (a) has taken and (b) plans to take to answer written Parliamentary Questions within a working week of them being tabled; and if she will make a statement.
(222359)
1174
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 17th July 2008, Official Report, column 608W, on road traffic offences: fixed penalties, if she will place in the Library a copy of the proposal from the Association of Chief Police Officers; and if she will make a statement.
(222360)
1175
Tony Baldry (Banbury): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to determine the immigration status of Zardash Budarham Hussain, reference: H1079437.
(221794)
1176
Mr John Baron (Billericay): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the five most serious disciplinary breaches in her Department were in the last 12 months; and what steps were taken in response to each breach.
(223060)
1177
N
Mr John Baron (Billericay): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what categories of public official may enter a private residence without the permission of the (a) owner and (b) occupier (i) with and (ii) without advance notice; and under what circumstances such entry may lawfully be made.
(224462)
1178
N
Mr John Baron (Billericay): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which categories of public official may (a) enter a place of business and (b) call a halt to (i) trading and (ii) production (A) with and (B) without advance notice; and what the circumstances are in which such actions may lawfully be taken in each case.
(224464)
1179
N
Mr John Baron (Billericay): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what categories of public official may (a) levy fines on and (b) issue fixed penalty notices to members of the public; and what the circumstances are in which this may lawfully be levied in each case.
(224465)
1180
N
John Barrett (Edinburgh West): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many children are held at Dungavel Immigration Removal Centre.
(221810)
1181
N
John Barrett (Edinburgh West): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many overstayers are held in Dungavel Immigration Removal Centre; and for how long each has been detained.
(221811)
1182
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what meetings Ministers and officials in her Department have had with telecommunications and internet service providers on the establishment of a national database to store telecommunications and internet traffic data and connected information.
(222645)
1183
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much her Department has (a) spent and (b) allocated to spend on consultancy and related work in connection with the establishment of a national database to store telecommunications and internet traffic data and connected information.
(222646)
1184
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many children under the age of 10 were victims of homicide in each of the last 10 years.
(222647)
1185
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of alcohol referral pilots; and how many people have (a) been subject to referral and (b) completed such referral in each of the pilot areas.
(222648)
1186
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people in each police force area have (a) been issued with a direction to leave under section 27 of the Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006 and (b) been arrested following a failure to comply with such direction since the introduction of the legislation.
(222649)
1187
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of the extent of insurance fraud arising from intentional motor vehicle accidents.
(222650)
1188
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many offences of fraud relating to credit cards have been notified by banks and other financial institutions to the police in each police force area since April 2007.
(222651)
1189
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether requirements are imposed on door staff of licensed premises to undertake continuing training after they have obtained a Security Industry Authority licence.
(222652)
1190
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she expects to answer Question (a) (i) 203248, on counterfeit routers and (ii) 203249, on pilot schemes, tabled on 28th April 2008 and (b) 194334, on Ministerial taskforces and action groups, tabled on 11th March 2008.
(222653)
1191
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many notifications (a) her Department and (b) its agencies made to the Information Commissioner following the loss or mishandling of personal information or data in each of the last three years; and what was notified in each case.
(222904)
1192
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she has taken to address potential increases in levels of crime resulting from a downturn in the economy.
(223849)
1193
Colin Burgon (Elmet): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, from which countries nationals are required to secure a visitor visa to visit the UK.
(222957)
1194
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many illegal migrant workers were the subject of enforcement action (a) in each year since 1997 and (b) in each quarter of the last three years; and how many have been deported or otherwise removed from the UK.
(222337)
1195
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many employers have been made the subject of (a) a civil penalty and (b) a criminal prosecution since the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006 came into force; how many of those prosecuted have been convicted; and how many of the employees illegally employed in such cases have been removed from the UK, broken down by sector of the employers concerned.
(222338)
1196
N
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many imams have been accredited under the arrangements put in place by her Department and the Department for Communities and Local Government for such accreditation.
(224533)
1197
Ms Katy Clark (North Ayrshire and Arran): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many regulated procedures conducted in Scotland in 2007 under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 involved (a) cats, (b) dogs, (c) rabbits, (d) horses and other equids, (e) New World primates and (f) Old World primates; and how many of those procedures in each case involved (i) genetically modified animals and (ii) animals with a harmful genetic defect.
(223758)
1198
Ms Katy Clark (North Ayrshire and Arran): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many individual animals were used in regulated procedures under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 in Scotland in 2007.
(223939)
1199
Ms Katy Clark (North Ayrshire and Arran): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) mice, (b) rats, (c) guinea pigs, (d) hamsters, (e) rabbits, (f) horses and other equids, (g) sheep, (h) pigs, (i) birds, (j) amphibians, (k) reptiles, (l) fish, (m) cats, (n) dogs, (o) New World primates and (p) Old World primates were used in regulated procedures conducted in Scotland under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 in 2007.
(223940)
1200
Ms Katy Clark (North Ayrshire and Arran): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) genetically modified animals and (b) animals with a harmful genetic defect were used in regulated procedures conducted in Scotland under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 in 2007.
(223943)
1201
Ms Katy Clark (North Ayrshire and Arran): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of project licences granted under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 that were in force in Scotland at the end of 2007 were in (a) mild, (b) moderate, (c) substantial and (d) unclassified severity bandings.
(223945)
1202
Ms Katy Clark (North Ayrshire and Arran): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of regulated procedures under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 carried out in Scotland in 2007 were conducted without anaesthesia.
(223946)
1203
Ms Katy Clark (North Ayrshire and Arran): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many infringements of the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 were recorded in Scotland in 2007; and how many resulting prosecutions there were.
(223947)
1204
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what arrangements are in place to examine and check the (a) fingerprints and (b) irises of (i) persons wishing to enter the UK at (A) an overseas post and (B) the UK border and (ii) persons who have entered the UK.
(222705)
1205
Mr David Crausby (Bolton North East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been prosecuted for using a mobile telephone whilst driving.
(223880)
1206
Philip Davies (Shipley): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many staff in her Department there were (a) on a headcount basis and (b) on a full-time equivalent basis at the end of each of the last five financial years.
(222597)
1207
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications (a) her Department and (b) its agencies have made under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 to (i) undertake directed surveillance, (ii) use covert human intelligence sources, (iii) acquire communications data and (iv) undertake intrusive surveillance in the last 24 months.
(222037)
1208
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the location is of each office occupied by (a) her Department and (b) each of its agencies which has been (i) newly occupied and (ii) refurbished in the last 24 months; and what the floor area in square metres is of each.
(222038)
1209
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much (a) her Department and (b) its agencies spent on each of the external public relations and marketing companies included in the Central Office of Information's Public Relations Framework in each of the last 36 months.
(222039)
1210
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what use (a) her Department and (b) its agencies make of (i) MOSAIC data and (ii) ACORN data.
(222040)
1211
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what permanent residential accommodation is provided for use by civil servants in her Department; how many residential dwellings are provided; where they are located; and for what grade of civil servant they are provided.
(222041)
1212
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether those staff of (a) her Department and (b) its agencies who are entitled to business class or first class air travel are permitted to (i) travel in a cheaper class to the destination and (ii) benefit in monetary terms or kind from the saving.
(222042)
1213
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what types of data have been sold by (a) her Department and (b) its agencies under the Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations in the last 12 months.
(222043)
1214
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer to the right hon. Member for Horsham of 14th July 2008, Official Report, column 27W, on carbon emissions: Government departments, how much air mileage incurred through departmental travel was used to calculate the departmental payment to the Government Carbon Offsetting Fund in each year that her Department has participated in the fund, broken down by (a) domestic, (b) short haul and (c) long haul flights.
(222044)
1215
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer to the right hon. Member for Horsham of 19th June 2008, Official Report, column 1187W, on Dorneywood: official hospitality, what use her Department has made of Dorneywood for official engagements in the last 12 months.
(222045)
1216
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what (a) primary and (b) secondary legislation sponsored by her Department has (i) amended and (ii) enhanced existing powers of entry since May 1997.
(222046)
1217
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will place in the Library a copy of the names and addresses of each organisation that supplied goods and services to her Department in 2007-08, based on the purchase order data held in the Department's financial database.
(222047)
1218
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many staff in (a) her Department and (b) its agencies have been seconded to public relations or public affairs firms or consultancies in each of the last five years.
(222210)
1219
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many staff from public relations or public affairs firms or consultancies were seconded to (a) her Department and (b) its agencies in each of the last five years.
(222211)
1220
Mark Durkan (Foyle): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many passports were issued to residents of Northern Ireland in each of the last 10 years, broken down by (a) constituency, (b) district council area and (c) primary postcode.
(221797)
1221
N
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to constrain illicit trade in tobacco; and what plans she has to review these measures.
(224522)
1222
Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many full-time equivalent members of staff in (a) her Department and (b) its associated public bodies are working on projects relating to the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics Games; how many of those work on (i) project management, (ii) legacy planning, (iii) project oversight and (iv) financial oversight; and what plans she has for future staffing levels in each case.
(221866)
1223
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many officials in her Department are wholly or mainly tasked with the negotiation, implementation or administration of EU legislation and consequent policies.
(222283)
1224
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what (a) proposed and (b) adopted Justice and Home Affairs EU legislation the UK has (i) opted into and (ii) not opted into.
(222319)
1225
Sandra Gidley (Romsey): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) children and (b) adults resident in the non-metropolitan county of Hampshire had their DNA recorded on police files in each of the last five years, broken down by local authority area.
(222293)
1226
Sandra Gidley (Romsey): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) children and (b) adults resident in Southampton had their DNA recorded on police files in each of the last five years.
(222294)
1227
Sandra Gidley (Romsey): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prosecutions of people aged 10 to 17 years there were for being drunk and disorderly in (a) the non-metropolitan county of Hampshire, (b) the Test Valley borough and (c) Southampton in each year since 1997.
(222295)
1228
Sandra Gidley (Romsey): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people aged (a) 16 and under, (b) between 17 and 18, (c) between 18 and 21 and (d) 21 years were arrested for carrying (i) knives and (ii) firearms in the City of Southampton in each of the last five years.
(222993)
1229
Sandra Gidley (Romsey): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people aged (a) 16 and under, (b) between 17 and 18, (c) between 18 and 21 and (d) 21 years were arrested for carrying (i) knives and (ii) firearms in the non-metropolitan county of Hampshire in each of the last five years, broken down by district or borough.
(222994)
1230
Damian Green (Ashford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Iraqi nationals who worked for or on behalf of the Government and the armed forces in Iraq had been granted asylum in the UK as of 31st July 2008.
(223839)
1231
Damian Green (Ashford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much her Department has paid to (a) public relations and advertising companies, (b) consultants and (c) other firms for advice on identity cards and identity management in each of the last five years.
(223840)
1232
Damian Green (Ashford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which (a) dining, (b) cultural and sporting and (c) hospitality events (i) Ministers in her Department, (ii) officials in the UK Border Agency and its predecessors and (iii) officials in the Identity and Passport Service and its predecessors have attended which were funded by (A) Government and (B) private sector companies with contracts to work for her Department in each of the last five years.
(223843)
1233
N
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the violent crime detection rate in England and Wales was in each of the last 10 years.
(224469)
1234
N
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police officers resigned from police forces in England and Wales in each of the last three years.
(224470)
1235
Mr David Hamilton (Midlothian): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department has taken to encourage the use of forms of age verification other than passports; and if she will make it her policy to introduce a national proof of age scheme.
(221909)
1236
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many live primates were imported from China for use in scientific procedures in (a) 2006, (b) 2007 and (c) 2008 to date.
(221825)
1237
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will ensure that the hospital records of all patients who die in NHS hospitals are supplied to registrars before death certificates are issued.
(222315)
1238
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will consider the merits of allowing Taiwanese citizens to enter the UK without requiring a tourist visa.
(222333)
1239
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many officials were dismissed from the UK Border Agency and its predecessor bodies in each of the last three years.
(221862)
1240
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) times disciplinary proceedings were brought and (b) officials were disciplined by the UK Border Agency and its predecessor bodies in each of the last three years.
(221863)
1241
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what arrangements her Department has in place to assist officials to overcome the effects of stress experienced in the workplace.
(222181)
1242
Mr Doug Henderson (Newcastle upon Tyne North): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department has taken in the last 12 months to monitor the work of local authorities in relation to their enforcement of anti-social behaviour orders.
(222626)
1243
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what contracts (a) her Department and (b) its agencies have with EDF; and how much (i) her Department and (ii) its agencies paid to EDF in each of the last 10 years, broken down by the purpose of the payment.
(221845)
1244
Kate Hoey (Vauxhall): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she expects to find the passports of the constituent of the hon. Member for Vauxhall and her daughter, Home Office Ref: M664274; and at what point lost passport letters will be issued.
(222586)
1245
N
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance she gives to police forces on the issue of fixed penalty notices to offenders under 16 years of age under the provisions of the Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001.
(224334)
1246
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what average waiting time for processing visa applications under (a) the highly skilled migrants programme and (b) Tier 2 of the points-based system was in the most recent period for which figures are available.
(223731)
1247
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many work permit applications were outstanding at the time of the replacement of the work permit scheme.
(223732)
1248
Mark Hunter (Cheadle): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much was spent on enforcing the rules regarding driving while using a mobile telephone in each year since 1997.
(222257)
1249
Mark Hunter (Cheadle): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people were arrested for driving whilst using a mobile telephone in each year since 1997.
(222258)
1250
Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost of a pedlar's certificate in each local police authority is; and what the cost to each police authority of issuing a pedlar's certificate is.
(222908)
1251
Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the cost of a pedlar's certificate was last reviewed; and by whom.
(222909)
1252
Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many successful prosecutions of persons illegally trading as pedlars there were in each police authority area in each of the last five years.
(222910)
1253
Sir Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to answer the letter of 12th June 2008 to her from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton on Florence Gachvgi.
(222584)
1254
Mr David Kidney (Stafford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many passport applications were counter-signed by a magistrate or an individual claiming to be a magistrate in the last 12 months for which records are available; in how many cases the validity of the claim was checked; and in how many cases the claim was found to be false.
(221781)
1255
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 24th June 2008, Official Report, column 259W, on anti-social behaviour, what the timetable is for implementing the provisions of the 2006 Act; and whether she plans to implement the Act before implementation of the provisions of the Community Empowerment Bill.
(222780)
1256
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the home information pack for the sale of the Government property at South Eaton Place was produced; and if she will place a copy in the Library.
(222924)
1257
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance her Department has issued to local authorities on the use of CCTV to monitor members of the public.
(222925)
1258
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance (a) her Department and (b) the Office of the Surveillance Commissioners has given to local authorities on the level of authorisation of requests to conduct surveillance under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000.
(222926)
1259
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the Office of the Surveillance Commissioners is a public authority for the purposes of the (a) Freedom of Information Act 2000 and (b) Environmental Information Regulations 2004.
(222927)
1260
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Bury St Edmunds of 26th June 2008, Official Report, columns 445-6W, on the Research Development and Statistics Directorate: publications, if she will place in the Library a copy of the research on neighbourhood wardens, redacting any sensitive personal information.
(222947)
1261
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance (a) her Department and (b) the Office of the Surveillance Commissioner has given to local authorities on the proportionate and necessary use of surveillance powers under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000.
(222948)
1262
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the effect on local authorities of the transposition and implementation of the Data Retention Directive.
(222980)
1263
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance her Office has issued on each aspect of surveillance and interception under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000.
(222981)
1264
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Criminal Records Bureau checks were subsequently found to be incorrect or to contain errors in relation to the presence or absence of evidence relating to criminality in each year since the Bureau's inception.
(222982)
1265
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 20th June 2008, Official Report, column 232W, on official residences, whether the report has been received and considered by her officials.
(223009)
1266
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what requirements there are on local authorities to compile a central register of surveillance activity.
(223960)
1267
Mr John Leech (Manchester, Withington): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people of each (a) ethnicity, (b) age group and (c) sex in each ward of Greater Manchester have a DNA sample stored in the national DNA database.
(223773)
1268
N
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which countries have expressed interest in participating in her Department's Youth Mobility Scheme; and in respect of each, whether her Department has (a) accepted it into the scheme, (b) rejected it as unsuitable and (c) still to take a decision.
(224473)
1269
N
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on what date her Department was informed of the decision of the High Court regarding the asylum claim of Mr A. U. of Aylesbury (ref: U 1030958/2); on what date the case was allocated to a case worker for resolution; what the reasons are for the time taken in issuing a visa to Mr A. U.; and when she expects such a visa to be issued.
(224518)
1270
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what contracts her Department has with cleaning services providers; and what the hourly rate of pay for cleaners working in her Department is.
(223873)
1271
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many failed asylum seekers remained in the UK following the failure of their asylum application in each of the last five years; for what reasons failed asylum seekers are not removed from the UK; and if she will make a statement.
(221894)
1272
Fiona Mactaggart (Slough): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer to the right hon. Member for Hitchen and Harpenden on 7th July 2008, Official Report, column 1247W, when and how she plans to consult on changes to the immigration rules on length of residence rights of access to a child.
(222306)
1273
Fiona Mactaggart (Slough): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people are on the waiting list for English language tests for visa applicants in South Africa.
(223083)
1274
Fiona Mactaggart (Slough): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people are on the waiting list for English language tests for visa applicants in each (a) country and (b) British mission in the Asian subcontinent.
(223084)
1275
Anne Main (St Albans): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many licensees in (a) St Albans, (b) Hertfordshire and (c) England were prosecuted for selling alcohol to under-18 year olds in each of the last three years.
(222028)
1276
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of children under the age of 16 who were victims of gun or knife crime in each year since 1997 were from single-parent households.
(223753)
1277
Laura Moffatt (Crawley): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the compulsory biometric fingerprint checks of passengers on domestic flights will be introduced at (a) Heathrow, (b) Gatwick, (c) Manchester and (d) other airports; and which terminals at Heathrow and Gatwick airports will be included.
(222777)
1278
Laura Moffatt (Crawley): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether an impact assessment has been made of the likely effect on passenger flows through (a) Heathrow, (b) Gatwick, (c) Manchester and (d) other UK airports of mandatory biometric fingerprinting, if introduced.
(222778)
1279
Laura Moffatt (Crawley): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with the Information Commissioner about the introduction of biometric fingerprint checks at Heathrow and other UK airports.
(222779)
1280
Margaret Moran (Luton South): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police forces use recordings of 999 calls when interrogating those accused of domestic violence offences.
(222406)
1281
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people born outside the UK were (a) given work permits for and (b) employed in the care-related sector in each of the last 10 years.
(222410)
1282
Dr Nick Palmer (Broxtowe): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many licences were granted by her Department for the conduct of (a) 12 month dog toxicity and (b) carcinogenicity studies using mice for the purpose of evaluating risks of plant protection products and their ingredients in (i) 2006, (ii) 2007 and (iii) 2008; and if she will make a statement.
(222660)
1283
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will place in the Library a copy of the latest guidance from the Office of Surveillance Commissioners on the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 and the use of local authority CCTV systems for directed surveillance by a law enforcement agency.
(222692)
1284
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what powers of entry are exercisable by representatives of a local authority under (a) primary and (b) secondary legislation.
(222693)
1285
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what use has been made of the powers to search domestic hereditaments for weapons of mass destruction under section 52 of the Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001.
(222694)
1286
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reasons the PDF files of the documents relating to the survey of powers of entry published on the Home Office operational policing website in July 2008 did not allow printing or copying.
(222695)
1287
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to Table 8 of the Statistics of Scientific Procedures on Living Animals Great Britain 2007, what the techniques that caused psychological stress involved; which ungulates were subjected to such techniques; and for what reasons there was a rise from the previous year in the number of animals subjected to techniques involving psychological stress.
(222751)
1288
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Statistics of Scientific Procedures on Living Animals Great Britain 2007, how many of the procedures recorded were conducted on (a) foxes, (b) badgers, (c) common seals, (d) bats, (e) pine martins, (f) bottle-nosed dolphins and (g) squirrels; and if she will publish equivalent figures for those species in future sets of statistics.
(222753)
1289
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to Table 6a of the Statistics of Scientific Procedures on Living Animals Great Britain 2007, what the purpose was of each of the procedures recorded as being conducted for alcohol research.
(222755)
1290
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to Table 1a of the Statistics of Scientific Procedures on Living Animals Great Britain 2007, how many macaques of each species were used in the procedures recorded.
(222756)
1291
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to Table 2 of the Statistics of Scientific Procedures on Living Animals Great Britain 2007 (a) from which countries and (b) for what scientific purposes the dogs referred to were imported.
(222757)
1292
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, by what means she ensures that project licences are granted only for those animal procedures where no suitable non-animal alternative exists; whether her Department requires a retrospective evaluation to be undertaken on the completion of a project of whether non-animal alternatives could have been used; and if she will make a statement.
(222774)
1293
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the primary reasons are for the increase in the number of animals used in scientific procedures since 1997.
(222792)
1294
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what her Department's definition is of fundamental biological research as it relates to scientific procedures involving animals.
(222793)
1295
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department has set targets for the proportion of scientific procedures to be undertaken without using animals.
(222795)
1296
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, under what circumstances animals from non-designated sources within the UK may be granted exemptions for use in scientific procedures.
(222796)
1297
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Statistics of Scientific Procedures on Living Animals Great Britain 2007, what procedures her Department uses to (a) ensure the accuracy of the published statistics and (b) correct any inaccuracies.
(222797)
1298
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Statistics of Scientific Procedures on Living Animals Great Britain 2007, for what reasons returns (a) are required on the use of animals listed under Appendix 1 of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Flora and Fauna (CITES), (b) are not required on the use of animals listed under Appendix 2 of CITES; and if she will make it her policy to prohibit the use of animals listed under either Appendix 1 of Appendix 2 of CITES in scientific procedures.
(222798)
1299
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the reasons are for the increase in the use of dogs in scientific procedures between 2006 and 2007; and if she will make a statement.
(222799)
1300
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to ensure that those travelling in (a) private helicopters and (b) very light jets or other private light aircraft do not evade immigration controls.
(223052)
1301
N
Mr Andrew Smith (Oxford East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how long was taken on average to complete a criminal records check in the most recent period for which figures are available.
(224313)
1302
N
Mr Andrew Smith (Oxford East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of criminal records checks took more than four weeks to complete in the most recent period for which figures are available.
(224314)
1303
Sir Peter Soulsby (Leicester South): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on what grounds may a work permit be refused to an asylum seeker who has been awaiting a decision upon an asylum application for more than a year.
(222790)
1304
Mr John Spellar (Warley): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 21st July 2008, Official Report, column 958W, which police forces have not established an immigration crime partnership.
(222430)
1305
Mr John Spellar (Warley): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications for anti-social behaviour orders have been made to Warley magistrates in each of the last three years; how many have been granted; how many of those granted have been breached; and what penalties were imposed for each breach.
(222520)
1306
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will access the implications for the safety of young people in curfew areas where they may not be present in public in groups of more than two people.
(222460)
1307
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will establish a target for police forces to investigate all reported house burglaries.
(222467)
1308
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 8th July 2008, Official Report, column 1432W, on departmental home working, if she will make it her policy to collate and maintain central records of home working by her Department's staff.
(222468)
1309
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions she has had with the (a) Hindu Forum of Britain and (b) Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, on the funding of terrorist groups in Pakistan by bodies in Britain; and if she will make a statement.
(224152)
1310
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations she has received on the diversion of British charities' funding to Pakistan to terrorist groups; and if she will make a statement.
(224153)
1311
Dr Howard Stoate (Dartford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much her Department spent on services, broken down by type, in (a) Dartford Borough, (b) Kent Thameside, (c) the Thames Gateway, (d) Kent County Council area and (e) the South East region in each of the last five years.
(222454)
1312
Sarah Teather (Brent East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the number of (a) sergeants, (b) constables and (c) police community support officers in Safer Neighbourhood Teams in London who have remained in their post for less than 12 months since the teams were established; and if she will make a statement.
(221761)
1313
Sarah Teather (Brent East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the typical length of service of (a) sergeants, (b) constables and (c) police community support officers in Safer Neighbourhood Teams in London.
(221762)
1314
Sarah Teather (Brent East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many vacancies there were for (a) sergeants, (b) constables and (c) police community support officers in Safer Neighbourhood teams in each London borough in the latest period for which figures are available.
(221763)
1315
Sarah Teather (Brent East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people had DNA samples stored on the National DNA Database at the most recent date for which figures are available.
(222730)
1316
Sarah Teather (Brent East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people had a DNA profile on the National DNA database in each of the last 12 months, broken down by (a) sex and (b) ethnic origin.
(222731)
1317
Sarah Teather (Brent East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of the safety of Kosovo for the purposes of making determinations on asylum applications; and if she will make a statement.
(222732)
1318
Sarah Teather (Brent East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Written Ministerial Statement of 25th June 2008, Official Report, columns 23-24WS, on consultation on visitors (Government report), if she will take steps to ensure that protections which apply to overseas domestic workers in private households are extended to domestic workers in diplomatic households.
(222735)
1319
Sarah Teather (Brent East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many hoax 999 calls were answered by the Metropolitan Police in the last period for which figures are available.
(222762)
1320
Sarah Teather (Brent East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much (a) universal and (b) targeted funding her Department has provided to youth groups in London in each of the last five years.
(222765)
1321
Sarah Teather (Brent East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which programmes and organisations dealing with (a) gun and (b) knife crime her Department has funded in each of the last five years.
(222766)
1322
David Tredinnick (Bosworth): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of bi-directional road safety and speed cameras in the Metropolitan Police district are coloured yellow on both sides.
(222304)
1323
David Tredinnick (Bosworth): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the Metropolitan Police plans to colour yellow the front of the bi-directional safety camera on the southbound carriageway of the A3 at Beverley Bridge by Robin Hood Gate, Richmond Park.
(222305)
1324
Mr Shailesh Vara (North West Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many assaults on (a) police officers and (b) police community support officers there were in each of the last five years, broken down by police force area.
(224291)
1325
Mr Shailesh Vara (North West Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of the effectiveness of anti-social behaviour orders.
(224292)
1326
Mr Shailesh Vara (North West Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps the Government is taking to prevent crimes involving (a) internet fraud and (b) identity theft; and if she will make a statement.
(224293)
1327
Mr Ben Wallace (Lancaster & Wyre): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many members of Special Branch SO12 transferred to Counter Terrorism Command (SO15) (a) at the time SO15 was set up and (b) since that time.
(223708)
1328
Mr Ben Wallace (Lancaster & Wyre): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what studies her Department has undertaken into police procurement policies and practices since 2005.
(223710)
1329
Mr Ben Wallace (Lancaster & Wyre): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidelines her Department has issued on back-up response times for police in rural areas in the last three years.
(223821)
1330
Mark Williams (Ceredigion): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) police officers and (b) civilian staff were employed by Dyfed-Powys Police Authority in each year since 2001.
(221916)
1331
Mark Williams (Ceredigion): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much funding was allocated per head of population to each police authority in Wales in 2007-08; and how much is planned for 2008-09.
(221917)
1332
Mark Williams (Ceredigion): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many knife crimes were recorded in Dyfed-Powys in each of the last five years.
(221918)
Questions to the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission
1333
Mr Graham Allen (Nottingham North): To ask the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, what estimate has been made of the effect on paper usage by the Department of Resources of meeting freedom of information requests in respect of the publication of hon. Members' reimbursements; how many person hours this work has involved; and what the total cost of this operation has been to date.
(224146)
1334
Ben Chapman (Wirral South): To ask the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, how many staff were employed by the House at the most recent date for which figures are available.
(223927)
1335
Ben Chapman (Wirral South): To ask the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, what the total salary costs of House staff were in each of the last five years.
(223928)
1336
Ben Chapman (Wirral South): To ask the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, what the pay grades for all House staff were in each of the last five years.
(223929)
1337
Ben Chapman (Wirral South): To ask the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, how much space, in square feet, was occupied by all House staff in each of the last five years.
(223930)
1338
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock): To ask the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, if he will take steps to stop the placing of tables and chairs on the staircase between the lower waiting hall and the Committee corridor; and if he will make an assessment of any (a) damage to the pavement by the Barry Statue and (b) health and safety implications of any emergency evacuations required in the area.
(222374)
1339
Jo Swinson (East Dunbartonshire): To ask the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, what the average cost of making the Official Report available online was per sitting day in the latest period for which figures are available.
(223991)
1340
Jo Swinson (East Dunbartonshire): To ask the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, what the average printing cost of the Official Report was per sitting day in the latest period for which figures are available.
(223992)
1341
Jo Swinson (East Dunbartonshire): To ask the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, how many copies of the Official Report were printed on average per sitting day in (a) each year from 1998 to 2007 and (b) 2008 to date.
(223993)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills
1342
N
Adam Afriyie (Windsor): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what his Department's target time period is for answering correspondence from (a) hon. Members and (b) members of the public; what proportion of responses met these targets in the latest period for which figures are available; and what the average time taken was to respond to a piece of correspondence.
(221798)
1343
N
Adam Afriyie (Windsor): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, how many pieces of correspondence his Department received from (a) hon. Members, (b) Peers and (c) members of the public in the last 12 months; and what proportion of these received a response within (i) one week, (ii) two weeks, (iii) one month and (iv) a time period longer than one month.
(221799)
1344
N
Adam Afriyie (Windsor): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what recent representations he has received on the performance of his Department in dealing with correspondence in a timely manner; and if he will make a statement.
(221800)
1345
N
Adam Afriyie (Windsor): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what proportion of written parliamentary questions he has been asked in the last 12 months was substantively unanswered (a) within one month, (b) within two months, (c) within three months and (d) after more than three months of the date of tabling.
(221801)
1346
N
Adam Afriyie (Windsor): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, how many complaints his Department has received from (a) hon. Members and (b) members of the public relating to the timeliness or substance of his Department's responses to correspondence in the latest period for which figures are available.
(221802)
1347
Mr John Baron (Billericay): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what the five most serious disciplinary breaches in his Department were in the last 12 months; and what steps were taken in response to each breach.
(223061)
1348
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, how many notifications (a) his Department and (b) its agencies made to the Information Commissioner following the loss or mishandling of personal information or data since its creation; and what was notified in each case.
(222899)
1349
N
Colin Burgon (Elmet): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what assessment he has made of the equitable outcomes of university schemes to distribute bursaries to students; and what consideration he has given to developing a single national bursary scheme to apply to all universities.
(224446)
1350
N
Colin Burgon (Elmet): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, how much HEFCE allocated (a) nationally and (b) to (i) Leeds University, (ii) Leeds Metropolitan University and (iii) Trinity and All Saints College for student bursary schemes for the academic year 2007-08; and how much of this funding was unspent at the latest date for which figures are available.
(224460)
1351
N
Colin Burgon (Elmet): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what plans he has for the (a) timetable, (b) remit and (c) methodology for the review of higher education funding planned for 2009.
(224461)
1352
N
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, for what reasons his Department's funding for Adult Learning Support at Chelmsford College fell by 6.4 per cent. in 2008-09; and if he will make a statement.
(224494)
1353
N
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, how much the Learning and Skills Council allocated to Adult Learning Support at (a) higher education colleges in Essex and (b) at Chelmsford College in (i) 2007-08 and (ii) 2008-09.
(224521)
1354
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what recent steps his Department has taken to improve access to bursaries and other assistance for students from low income backgrounds to enable them to complete undergraduate degree studies.
(221886)
1355
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, how much the Government spent on scientific research in 2007-08.
(224183)
1356
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what steps the Government has taken to encourage UK-based research on environment issues.
(224184)
1357
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what steps the Government has taken to reduce bureaucracy in the apprenticeships system.
(224318)
1358
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what steps the Government has taken to encourage small businesses to provide apprentice positions.
(224319)
1359
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what the location is of each office occupied by (a) his Department and (b) each of its agencies which has been (i) newly occupied and (ii) refurbished in the last 24 months; and what the floor area in square metres is of each.
(222096)
1360
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, how much (a) his Department and (b) its agencies spent on each of the external public relations and marketing companies included in the Central Office of Information's Public Relations Framework in each of the last 36 months.
(222097)
1361
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what use (a) his Department and (b) its agencies make of (i) MOSAIC data and (ii) ACORN data.
(222098)
1362
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what permanent residential accommodation is provided for use by civil servants in his Department; how many residential dwellings are provided; where they are located; and for what grade of civil servant they are provided.
(222099)
1363
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, whether staff of (a) his Department and (b) its agencies who are entitled to business class or first class air travel are permitted to (i) travel in a cheaper class to the destination and (ii) benefit in monetary terms or kind from the saving.
(222100)
1364
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what types of data have been sold by (a) his Department and (b) its agencies under the Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations in the last 12 months.
(222101)
1365
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, pursuant to the Answer to the right hon. Member for Horsham of 14th July 2008, Official Report, column 27W, on carbon emissions: Government departments, how much air mileage incurred through departmental travel was used to calculate the departmental payment to the Government Carbon Offsetting Fund in each year that his Department has participated in the fund, broken down by (a) domestic, (b) short-haul and (c) long-haul flights.
(222107)
1366
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, pursuant to the Answer to the right hon. Member for Horsham of 19th June 2008, Official Report, column 1187W, on Dorneywood: official hospitality, what use his Department has made of Dorneywood for official engagements in the last 12 months.
(222108)
1367
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, if he will place in the Library the names and addresses of each organisation that supplied goods and services to his Department in 2007-08, based on the purchase order data held in the Department's financial database.
(222109)
1368
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Hornsey and Wood Green of 7th July 2008, Official Report, column 1378W, on departmental retirement, how many requests to work beyond the maximum retirement age have been received by his Department since its creation.
(222435)
1369
Mr Mark Field (Cities of London & Westminster): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what progress has been made in increasing the number of apprenticeship placements available to young disabled people wishing to acquire skills and employment.
(221911)
1370
Mr Mark Field (Cities of London & Westminster): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what steps he has taken to promote the representation of young disabled people in the London apprenticeship taskforce.
(221912)
1371
Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, how many full-time equivalent members of staff in (a) his Department and (b) its associated public bodies are working on projects relating to the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics Games; how many of them are working on (i) project management, (ii) legacy planning, (iii) project oversight and (iv) financial oversight; and what plans he has for future staffing levels in each case.
(221872)
1372
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, how many officials in his Department are wholly or mainly tasked with the negotiation, implementation or administration of EU legislation and consequent policies.
(222272)
1373
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what arrangements his Department has in place to assist officials to overcome the effects of stress experienced in the workplace.
(222170)
1374
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, how many people aged 16 to 18 have completed an apprenticeship in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) nationwide in each year since 1997.
(223830)
1375
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, how many people have completed an apprenticeship in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) nationally in each year since 1997.
(223831)
1376
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what contracts (a) his Department and (b) its agencies have with EDF; and how much (i) his Department and (ii) its agencies paid to EDF in each of the last 10 years, broken down by the purpose of the payment.
(221840)
1377
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, how many and what proportion of students classified as having a (a) hearing and (b) vision impairment (i) applied to and (ii) were admitted into university in each of the last 10 years.
(223759)
1378
Mr John Spellar (Warley): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what discussions his Department has had with universities and colleges on their response to the boycott by the University and College Union of Israeli Academics.
(222805)
1379
Mr John Spellar (Warley): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what assessment he has made of the effects on the reputation and attractiveness of British universities to prospective students of a boycott of Israeli academics by the University and College Union.
(222806)
1380
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 2nd July 2008, Official Report, column 990W, on departmental home working, if he will make it his policy to collate and maintain central records of home working by his Department's staff.
(222537)
1381
Dr Howard Stoate (Dartford): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, how much his Department spent on services, broken down by type in (a) Dartford Borough, (b) Kent Thameside, (c) the Thames Gateway, (d) Kent County Council area and (e) the South East region in each of the last five years.
(222447)
1382
Mr Ben Wallace (Lancaster & Wyre): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what research his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on exploitation of intellectual property in universities in the last three years.
(223822)
1383
Mark Williams (Ceredigion): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what his most recent estimate is of how much revenue will be raised from selling parts of the student loan book as a result of the Sale of Student Loans Act 2008.
(224170)
1384
Mark Williams (Ceredigion): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what proportion of the student loan book has been sold in accordance with the provisions of the Sale of Student Loans Act 2008.
(224171)
1385
Stephen Williams (Bristol West): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what assessment he has made of the contribution of skills improvement to reduce isolation of people over 60 years old.
(222722)
1386
Stephen Williams (Bristol West): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what training in ICT skills his Department provides for people over 60 years old.
(222723)
1387
Stephen Williams (Bristol West): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what training is available for people over 60 years old to (a) improve and (b) obtain generic financial skills.
(222750)
Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development
1388
Mr John Baron (Billericay): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the five most serious disciplinary breaches in his Department were in the last 12 months; and what steps were taken in response to each breach.
(223062)
1389
N
John Barrett (Edinburgh West): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the inclusion of disabled people is a key issue in each of its programme evaluations and reviews.
(224468)
1390
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps he is taking to encourage the implementation of early warning systems for natural disasters in developing countries.
(222480)
1391
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that scientific information on climate change is available for non-governmental organisations to incorporate into their work with vulnerable communities.
(222481)
1392
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps he is taking to integrate disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation in his Department's work.
(222482)
1393
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the reasons are for the amount of development aid and assistance allocated to (a) Ethiopia and (b) Eritrea in (i) 2006-07, (ii) 2007-08 and (iii) 2008-09.
(222664)
1394
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 20th June 2008, Official Report, columns 1271-2W, on overseas aid: standards, how the transparency of donors' actions will be measured as part of the harmonisation principle.
(223674)
1395
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 20th June 2008, Official Report, columns 1274-5W, on Zambia: education, how the £22.1 million that his Department contributed to the multi-donor education fund was distributed.
(223675)
1396
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 20th June 2008, Official Report, columns 1274-5W, on Zambia: education, what programmes are planned to extend the provision of free education in Zambia between 2008 and 2011.
(223676)
1397
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 20th June 2008, Official Report, columns 1272-3W, on overseas aid: standards, what steps donors and partners are taking to achieve the priorities for improvement referred to in the Answer in order to meet 2010 targets.
(223677)
1398
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 19th June 2008, Official Report, column 1182W, on overseas aid, to what other programmes funds not distbursed to partner governments were allocated.
(223678)
1399
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 19th June 2008, Official Report, column 1183W, on Pakistan: overseas aid, how much his Department is planning to spend on national health programmes in Pakistan during 2008-09; and how this funding will be distributed.
(223679)
1400
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 19th June 2008, Official Report, column 1165W, on Afghanistan: overseas aid, how much private sector investment he estimates will be committed to the Afghanistan Investment Climate Facility in the next 12 months.
(223680)
1401
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 19th June 2008, Official Report, columns 1176-7W, on developing countries: borders, what information his Department has received from USAID on the steps it is taking to strengthen the Trans Kalahari and Maputo development corridors in 2008-09.
(223681)
1402
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 19th June 2008, Official Report, column 1184W, on UNICEF Go To School campaign, what programmes his Department is funding to encourage increases in school attendances in African nations other than Sudan in 2008-09.
(223682)
1403
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 19th June 2008, Official Report, column 1184W, on UNICEF Go To School campaign, by how much school attendance in Southern Sudan has increased since the programme's inception; and what the programme's targets for further increases in school attendances in 2008-09 are.
(223683)
1404
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 19th June 2008, Official Report, columns 1167-8W, on Africa: females, what programmes his Department is supporting which promote the rights and political participation of women in Africa in 2008-09.
(223684)
1405
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 19th June 2008, Official Report, columns 1167-8W, on Africa: females, what steps his Department is taking to support access to education of girls and women in Africa in 2008-09.
(223685)
1406
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 19th June 2008, Official Report, column 1167W, on Africa: EU Water Initiative, what steps the EU Water Initiative Africa Working Group plans to take to improve coordination between donors, developing country governments and civil society organisations.
(223686)
1407
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 19th June 2008, Official Report, column 1166W, on Africa: borders, what steps are being taken by his Department to facilitate trade across borders in parts of Africa other than southern Africa in 2008-09.
(223687)
1408
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 19th June 2008, Official Report, column 1172W, on Africa: Regional Trade Facilitation Programme, how much export volumes have risen in total between 2005 and 2007 as a result of the programme.
(223688)
1409
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 19th June 2008, Official Report, columns 1177-8W, how the US$5 billion of private investment will be distributed.
(223689)
1410
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 19th June 2008, Offical Report, columns 1165-6W, on Africa: EU Strategic Partnership, what criteria his Department is using to monitor progress under the strategy against the Millennium Development Goals.
(223690)
1411
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 19th June 2008, Official Report, column 1183W on Sierra Leone: human rights, when he expects the government of Sierra Leone to undertake formal assessment of progress of the study as a whole.
(223691)
1412
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 19th June 2008, Official Report, column 1183W on Sierra Leone: human rights, what further steps the government of Sierra Leone plans to take to encourage more women to vote and to stand as candidates for election; and what steps his Department plans to take to support this process.
(223692)
1413
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 19th June 2008, Official Report, column 1178W, on Ethiopa: economic situation, what steps his Department is taking to help the Ethiopian government to promote human development in 2008-09.
(223693)
1414
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 18th June 2008, Official Report, column 1042W, on South Asia: childbirth, what assessment he has made of the effects of his Department's funding for India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Nepal on the proportion of births attended by a skilled attendant in those countries; what the child mortality rate has been in each country in each year since 1998-99; and what initiatives his Department has utilised to reduce child mortality and increase the provision of skilled attendants at birth in those countries.
(223851)
1415
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 18th June 2008, Official Report, columns 1042-43W, on South Asia: children, for what reasons his Department provided maternal and child health care aid (a) through UNFPA in Bangladesh and (b) directly in Nepal; and on what child healthcare initiatives the £17.3 million provided for Nepal between 2005 and 2008 was spent.
(223852)
1416
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 18th June 2008, Official Report, columns 1044-45W, on South Asia: tuberculosis, what the seven national health programmes his Department supports in Pakistan are; and on what initiatives his Department's contribution of £15 million to support the national programme between 2005 and 2008 has been spent.
(223853)
1417
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 18th June 2008, Official Report, columns 1041-42W, on Pakistan: overseas aid, which of the 10 largest programmes supported by his Department in Pakistan in 2007 have continued in 2008; how much his Department is contributing to each in 2008; and when (a) the Earthquake Reconstruction and Rehabilitation programme and (b) other short-term programmes are expected to be completed.
(223854)
1418
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 18th June 2008, Official Report, columns 1039-40W, on India: overseas aid, what form the technical assistance provided by his Department to the Andhra Pradesh government took; and whether steps are being taken by his Department to support the provision of long-term education as part of the rural livelihoods programme.
(223855)
1419
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 18th June 2008, Official Report, column 1041W, on Pakistan: overseas aid, to what extent his Department may determine the ways in which the State Bank allocates the £50 million provided for Pakistan's Financial Inclusion Programme; what the primary aims of the programme are; and what outcomes from the programme his Department expects.
(223856)
1420
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 18th June 2008, Official Report, column 1040W, on India: overseas aid, what targets have been set for the universal elementary education programme in India.
(223857)
1421
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 18th June 2008, Official Report, column 1043W, on South Asia: education, what criteria his Department uses to determine to which countries to allocate aid to assist with primary education schemes; whether he plans to provide such aid to countries other than India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan; and whether the reduction of drop-out rates is considered a primary objective of such funding.
(223858)
1422
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 18th June 2008, Official Report, column 1040W, on Iraq: reconstruction, what the 10 largest infrastructure projects in Southern Iraq supported by his Department are; and to what extent his Department has engaged local residents to assist in the provision of security for such projects.
(223859)
1423
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 18th June 2008, Official Report, column 1041W, on Pakistan: overseas aid, what restrictions have been imposed on his Department's and its agencies' employees engaged in the delivery of humanitarian relief in Burma; what recent discussions he has had with the government of Burma on tackling HIV and AIDS; and with what outcomes.
(223860)
1424
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 18th June 2008, Official Report, column 494W, on International Health Partnership, in what way the International Health Partnership gave momentum to the new policy on free health care in Nepal; and what resources his Department is providing to improve the overall quality of health care in Nepal in 2008-09.
(223861)
1425
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the £0.5 million allocated to the UN Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs to improve accountability between the humanitarian co-ordinators based in a country receiving aid and emergency relief co-ordinators will be spent on.
(224130)
1426
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the £0.5 million allocated to the UN Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs to improve dialogue between the humanitarian co-ordinators based in a country receiving aid and emergency relief coordinators will be spent on.
(224131)
1427
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, which organisations shared the £2 million given by his Department via the Global Cluster Appeal; and what the arrangements were for distributing that funding.
(224132)
1428
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment he has made of the extent to which the independent evaluation conducted by the emergency relief co-ordinator concluded that the cluster approach designating a particular organisation to lead the humanitarian response in a given sector of aid improved the efficiency of the humanitarian effort.
(224133)
1429
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recommendations for improving humanitarian response resulted from the field mission to Democratic Republic of Congo co-hosted by his Department; and how many such recommendations have been implemented.
(224134)
1430
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much core funding has been provided by his Department to humanitarian agencies for 2008-09.
(224135)
1431
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what criteria are used to assess the suitability of funding specific emergencies; and how much is set aside for this purpose in addition to the £58 million of core funding allocated to humanitarian organisations.
(224136)
1432
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the principles of good practice in humanitarian aid are to which donors commit in the good humanitarian donorship process.
(224137)
1433
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the key elements of clear European vision and approach to humanitarian aid are that resulted from the negotiation of the EU Consensus on Humanitarian Aid endorsed in November 2007.
(224138)
1434
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what companies are contracted to carry out the £50 million project for research and capacity building in Latin America and Asia; and how they were chosen.
(224139)
1435
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what bodies will receive funding from the £24 million allocated to eliminate illegal logging; what proportion each will receive; and what steps will be taken to eliminate such logging.
(224140)
1436
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what programmes will be funded by the £5 million committed to harmonise and strengthen international efforts for the creation of a favourable business climate in major timber producing countries.
(224141)
1437
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what bodies received funding from the £75 million allocated to support the Ethiopian government water sanitation and hygiene programme.
(224142)
1438
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, to what agencies the £32 million was allocated for providing water and sanitation services in Sierra Leone.
(224143)
1439
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how the £264 million in centrally-issued contracts in 2007-08 was distributed amongst aid agencies.
(224144)
1440
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent discussions he has had with the Carbon Trust; and how much expenditure has been set aside for the introduction and operation of renewable technologies in his Department's UK offices.
(224145)
1441
Philip Davies (Shipley): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much his Department spent on taxis in the last financial year for which figures are available.
(223034)
1442
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans he has to better support Saharawi refugees in the occupied territories in Morocco and Algeria.
(222401)
1443
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer to the right hon. Member for Horsham of 19th June 2008, Official Report, column 1187W, on Dorneywood: official hospitality, what use his Department has made of Dorneywood for official engagements in the last 12 months.
(221929)
1444
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much his Department spent on each of the external public relations and marketing companies included in the Central Office of Information's Public Relations Framework in each of the last 36 months.
(222110)
1445
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what use his Department makes of (i) MOSAIC data and (ii) ACORN data.
(222111)
1446
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what permanent residential accommodation is provided for use by civil servants in his Department; how many residential dwellings are provided; where they are located; and for what grade of civil servant they are provided.
(222112)
1447
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what types of data have been sold by his Department under the Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations in the last 12 months.
(222113)
1448
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer to the right hon. Member for Horsham of 14th July 2008, Official Report, column 27W, on carbon emissions: Government departments, how much air mileage incurred through departmental travel was used to calculate the departmental payment to the Government Carbon Offsetting Fund in each year that his Department has participated in the fund, broken down by (a) domestic, (b) short-haul and (c) long-haul flights.
(222114)
1449
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if he will place in the Library the names and addresses of each organisation that supplied goods and services to his Department in 2007-08, based on the purchase order data held in the Department's financial database.
(222115)
1450
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the location is of each office occupied by his Department which has been (i) newly occupied and (ii) refurbished in the last 24 months; and what the floor area in square metres is of each.
(222127)
1451
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer to the right hon. Member for Horsham of 10th July 2008, Official Report, columns 1831-2W, on departmental aviation, if he will place in the Library a list of the starting point and destination of each flight.
(222209)
1452
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many officials in his Department are wholly or mainly tasked with the negotiation, implementation or administration of EU legislation and consequent policies.
(222267)
1453
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what arrangements his Department has in place to assist officials to overcome the effects of stress experienced in the workplace.
(222169)
1454
Mr Doug Henderson (Newcastle upon Tyne North): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans his Department has in place in the event of humanitarian needs arising in Zimbabwe.
(222618)
1455
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what contracts his Department has with EDF; and how much his Department paid to EDF in each of the last 10 years, broken down by the purpose of the payment.
(221846)
1456
N
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how his Department treats underspend in each individual annual county budget; and if he will make a statement.
(224475)
1457
N
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the (a) underspend and (b) overspend on county budgets in his Department was in each of the last five years, broken down by county.
(224511)
1458
Tom Levitt (High Peak): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what work has been undertaken on UK funded operations to clear land mines in south Lebanon; and what plans there are for further such work.
(223735)
1459
Mr Andrew Mitchell (Sutton Coldfield): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps he has taken to raise concerns with the Royal Thai government on the recent deportation of Karen refugees, including women and children, to Burma from camps in Thailand.
(222582)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Justice
1460
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when he plans to answer Question 172523, on the Operation of the Prevention of Corruption Act 1906, tabled on 4th December 2007 by the hon. Member for Southend West; what the reason for the time taken to reply is; what steps he has (a) taken and (b) plans to take to answer written Parliamentary Questions within a working week of them being tabled; and if he will make a statement.
(222358)
1461
Janet Anderson (Rossendale & Darwen): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what representations he has received on topple testing in cemeteries in the borough of Blackburn with Darwen.
(222831)
1462
Mr John Baron (Billericay): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the five most serious disciplinary breaches in his Department were in the last 12 months; and what steps were taken in response to each breach.
(223063)
1463
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many members of staff the Office of the Public Guardian were employed to process applications for lasting power of attorney in (a) October 2007 and (b) June 2008.
(221815)
1464
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many notifications (a) his Department and (b) its agencies made to the Information Commissioner following the loss or mishandling of personal information or data in each of the last three years; and what was notified in each case.
(222898)
1465
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 17th March 2008, Official Report, column 884W, on public order offences: young people, if he will place in the Library a copy of the evaluation of the pilot project for the use of penalty notices for disorder (PNDs) for 10 to 15 year olds; and for what reasons some police forces continue to issue PNDs to juveniles.
(222984)
1466
N
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) mothers and (b) fathers were issued with a parental compensation order in respect of a child aged under 10 years in each of the last two years, broken down by age of child.
(221796)
1467
N
Mr David Burrowes (Enfield, Southgate): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average length of sentence was for young offenders convicted for offences involving (a) violence against a person, (b) burglary, (c) robbery, (d) sexual offences and (e) illegal drugs where a custodial sentence was handed down in the financial year (i) 2006-07 and (ii) 2007-08.
(224459)
1468
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 29th April 2008, Official Report, column 389W, on limitation of actions, whether the issues to be resolved include a further examination of the limitation period between the dates of the offence and of the application for a legal remedy; when he expects the examination of the outstanding issues to be resolved; when he expects to make the announcement on the way forward; and if he will make a statement.
(222504)
1469
Mr Geoffrey Cox (Torridge & West Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many times restraint has been used in secure training centres for the purpose of (a) ensuring good order, (b) preventing a child from escaping from custody, (c) preventing a child injuring himself or others and (d) preventing a child from damaging property.
(222794)
1470
Philip Davies (Shipley): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will place in the Library a copy of any materials his Department has distributed to schools since its inception.
(222548)
1471
Philip Davies (Shipley): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much (a) his Department and (b) its agencies spent on taxis in the last financial year for which figures are available.
(223028)
1472
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer to the right hon. Member for Horsham of 14th July 2008, Official Report, column 27W, on carbon emissions: Government departments, how much air mileage incurred through departmental travel was used to calculate the departmental payment to the Government Carbon Offsetting Fund in each year that his Department and its predecessor have participated in the fund, broken down by (a) domestic, (b) short-haul and (c) long-haul flights.
(221961)
1473
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer to the right hon. Member for Horsham of 19th June 2008, Official Report, column 1187W, on Dorneywood: official hospitality, what use his Department has made of Dorneywood for official engagements in the last 12 months.
(221962)
1474
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what (a) primary and (b) secondary legislation sponsored by his Department and its predecessor has (i) amended and (ii) enhanced existing powers of entry since May 1997.
(221963)
1475
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will place in the Library the names and addresses of each organisation that supplied goods and services to his Department in 2007-08, based on the purchase order data held in his Department's financial database.
(221964)
1476
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much (a) his Department and its predecessors and (b) its agencies spent on each of the external public relations and marketing companies included in the Central Office of Information's Public Relations Framework in each of the last 36 months.
(221965)
1477
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what use (a) his Department and (b) its agencies make of (i) MOSAIC data and (ii) ACORN data.
(221966)
1478
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what permanent residential accommodation is provided for use by civil servants in his Department; how many residential dwellings are provided; where they are located; and for what grade of civil servant they are provided.
(221967)
1479
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether those staff of (a) his Department and (b) its agencies who are entitled to business class or first class air travel are permitted to (i) travel in a cheaper class to the destination and (ii) benefit in monetary terms or kind from the saving.
(221968)
1480
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what types of data have been sold by (a) his Department and (b) its agencies under the Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations in the last 12 months.
(221969)
1481
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many applications (a) his Department and (b) its agencies have made under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 to (i) undertake directed surveillance, (ii) use covert human intelligence sources, (iii) acquire communications data and (iv) undertake intrusive surveillance in the last 24 months.
(221970)
1482
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the location is of each office occupied by (a) his Department and (b) each of its agencies which has been (i) newly occupied and (ii) refurbished in the last 24 months; and what the floor area in square metres is of each.
(221971)
1483
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer to the Rt hon. Member for Horsham of 24th June 2008, Official Report, columns 240-41W, on departmental aviation, what information on the number and destination of flights is transferred to the Government Carbon Offsetting Fund by his Department in order to calculate the carbon offset payments for his Department's flights.
(222193)
1484
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer to the Rt hon. Member for Horsham of 23rd June 2008, Official Report, columns 54-55W, on departmental manpower, what records his Department's human resources department holds on the number of (a) permanent staff without fixed posts and (b) staff classified as priority movers.
(222194)
1485
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer to the Rt hon. Member for Horsham of 23rd June 2008, Official Report, columns 54-55W, on departmental manpower, what records the human resources departments of his Department's agencies hold on the number of (a) permanent staff without fixed posts and (b) staff classified as priority movers.
(222195)
1486
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the Answer by Lord Hunt of King's Heath of 7th July 2008, Official Report, House of Lords, column 61WA, on crime: new offences, what the timetable for the assembly of the information is; and if he will place a copy in the Library when it has been prepared.
(222196)
1487
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many staff from public relations or public affairs firms or consultancies were seconded to (a) his Department and its predecessor and (b) its agencies in each of the last five years.
(222197)
1488
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of children in young offender institutions are (a) white, (b) black and (c) Asian.
(221897)
1489
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many former prisoners re-offended within 12 months of release in (a) Lancashire and (b) nationally in each of the last five years.
(222951)
1490
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the maximum prison population was in each of the last 10 years.
(222956)
1491
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Hornsey and Wood Green of 1st July 2008, Official Report, column 873W, on departmental retirement, how many requests to work beyond the standard retirement age have been received by his Department in respect of (a) the former Department of Constitutional Affairs, (b) HM Prison Service and (c) the National Offender Management Service and Office for Criminal Justice Reform.
(222437)
1492
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many officials in his Department are wholly or mainly tasked with the negotiation, implementation or administration of EU legislation and consequent policies.
(222270)
1493
N
Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proposals his Department and its predecessor implemented since May 1997 to reduce the number of former and serving armed forces personnel sentenced to custody by the civilian courts in England and Wales; and what plans his Department has in this area.
(224444)
1494
N
Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average delay before offenders convicted of offences of domestic violence or abuse commenced integrated domestic abuse programmes was in each probation area in England and Wales in each of the last five years for which figures are available.
(224445)
1495
N
Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the budget for the National Probation Service for 2008-09 is; and what the projected budgets for 2009-10 and 2010-11 are.
(224447)
1496
N
Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the cost of rolling out the Delius IT system to all probation areas in England and Wales.
(224448)
1497
Andrew George (St Ives): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he has considered the merits of undertaking a review of academic research relating to the constitutional status of Cornwall.
(222754)
1498
Stephen Hammond (Wimbledon): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he plans to establish new bail hostels in Wimbledon constituency.
(221806)
1499
Stephen Hammond (Wimbledon): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what discussions he had with the local authority before deciding to site a bail hostel in Wimbledon.
(221807)
1500
Stephen Hammond (Wimbledon): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many bail hostels are managed by ClearSprings.
(221808)
1501
Stephen Hammond (Wimbledon): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many bail hostels previously operated by ClearSprings have been closed.
(221809)
1502
Stephen Hammond (Wimbledon): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will take steps to ensure that local constituency hon. Members are consulted before decisions are taken regarding the siting of bail hostels in their constituencies.
(222791)
1503
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what arrangements his Department has in place to assist officials to overcome the effects of stress experienced in the workplace.
(222176)
1504
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what contracts (a) his Department and (b) its agencies have with EDF; and how much (i) his Department and (ii) its agencies paid to EDF in each of the last 10 years, broken down by the purpose of the payment.
(221839)
1505
N
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the number of Commonwealth citizens who are registered to vote and do not have leave to remain in the UK.
(224333)
1506
Ms Sally Keeble (Northampton North): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent discussions his Department has had with the Civil Justice Council on their proposed pre-action protocol on mortgage arrears; and if he will make a statement.
(222393)
1507
Mr David Kidney (Stafford): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prosecutions were brought against individuals fraudulently claiming to be magistrates in each of the last 10 years.
(221817)
1508
Mrs Eleanor Laing (Epping Forest): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what plans he has to extend voting rights to sentenced prisoners in England and Wales.
(222253)
1509
Mrs Eleanor Laing (Epping Forest): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the marginal cost of holding general elections at weekends.
(222255)
1510
Mrs Eleanor Laing (Epping Forest): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, for what reasons the consultation on weekend voting offers distinct options of Saturday, Sunday and both Saturday and Sunday and only a single weekday option.
(222256)
1511
Mrs Eleanor Laing (Epping Forest): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the turnout rate at (a) national and (b) local elections among (i) men and (ii) women in the latest period for which figures are available.
(222285)
1512
Mrs Eleanor Laing (Epping Forest): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) men and (b) women voted in the 2005 General Election.
(222286)
1513
Mrs Eleanor Laing (Epping Forest): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) Ministers, (b) officials from his Department, (c) representatives of local authorities, (d) invited members of the public and (e) non-invited members of the public attended the Governance of Britain event in Brighton on 17th July.
(223785)
1514
Mrs Eleanor Laing (Epping Forest): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the cost was of the Governance of Britain consultation event held in Brighton on 17th July.
(223786)
1515
Mrs Eleanor Laing (Epping Forest): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the cost was of the Governance of Britain consultation event held in London on 22nd July.
(223787)
1516
Mrs Eleanor Laing (Epping Forest): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) Ministers, (b) officials from his Department, (c) representatives of local authorities, (d) invited members of the public and (e) non-invited members of the public attended the Governance of Britain event in London on 22nd July.
(223788)
1517
Mrs Eleanor Laing (Epping Forest): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the cost was of the Governance of Britain consultation event held in Newcastle on 14th July.
(223789)
1518
Mrs Eleanor Laing (Epping Forest): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) Ministers from his Department, (b) officials from his Department, (c) representatives of local authorities, (d) invited members of the public and (e) other members of the public attended the Governance of Britain event in (i) Nottingham on 9th July 2008 and (ii) Newcastle on 14th July 2008.
(223825)
1519
Mrs Eleanor Laing (Epping Forest): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) Ministers from his Department, (b) officials from his Department, (c) representatives of local authorities, (d) invited members of the public and (e) other members of the public attended the Governance of Britain event in Bristol on 30th June.
(223826)
1520
Mrs Eleanor Laing (Epping Forest): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what expenditure his Department incurred in holding the Governance of Britain consultation event in Nottingham on 9th July.
(223827)
1521
Mrs Eleanor Laing (Epping Forest): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what expenditure his Department incurred in holding the Governance of Britain consultation event in Bristol on 30th June.
(223828)
1522
Mrs Eleanor Laing (Epping Forest): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the annual cost of the Building Democracy grant scheme.
(223829)
1523
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what dispensations are granted to parish and town councils to enable them to hold elections without issuing polling cards to the electorate.
(222663)
1524
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Bromley and Chislehurst of 26th June 2008, Official Report, column 473W, on the electoral register: databases, why the CORE service will not apply to Northern Ireland.
(222776)
1525
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many magistrates' courts there were in each local authority area in England and Wales in (a) 1996-97 and (b) the most recent period for which figures are available.
(222787)
1526
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate the Land Registry made of the average house price in London in (a) April 2006, (b) April 2007 and (c) the most recent period for which figures are available.
(222928)
1527
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what budget has been established for the planned citizens' summit on weekend voting.
(222929)
1528
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will make it his policy to adopt a principle of data minimisation in the information the Government collects and holds on citizens.
(222930)
1529
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Bromley and Chislehurst of 2nd July 2008, Official Report, column 957W, on home information packs, how many of the 20 properties that were marketed with home information packs included a voluntary home condition report.
(223013)
1530
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Bromley and Chislehurst of 2nd July 2008, Official Report, column 957W, on home information packs, if he will place in the Library a copy of one of the 20 home information packs that were produced.
(223015)
1531
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Bromley and Chislehurst of 2nd July 2008, Official Report, column 957W, on home information packs, what the cost, including value added tax, was of each home information pack.
(223016)
1532
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the differences are between citizens' summits and citizens' juries.
(223069)
1533
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Written Ministerial Statement of 24th June 2008, Official Report, columns 9-11WS, on consultation on weekend voting, what the evidential basis is for the statement that there is no evidence that overall levels of fraud are increasing in elections.
(223070)
1534
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what plans he has for voting pilots in the 2009 local elections; and what assessment he has made of the effect of moving the date of the 2009 local elections to the date of the elections to the European Parliament on the feasibility of holding such pilots.
(223071)
1535
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what role he expects external opinion research firms to play in the Citizens' Summit on weekend voting.
(223959)
1536
Shona McIsaac (Cleethorpes): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people were convicted for offences relating to the illegal possession of knives in a public place in the Humberside police area in each year since 1997.
(222785)
1537
N
Mr Francis Maude (Horsham): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 15th September 2008, Official Report, column 2028W, on political parties: finance, whether his Department plans to publish informal guidance on the definition of campaign spending.
(224524)
1538
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether the Land Registry plans to use hectares as a unit of measurement.
(223951)
1539
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what support his Department provides to local authorities in resettling former offenders, with particular reference to the provision of housing and employment advice.
(221907)
1540
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will bring forward proposals to provide incentives to employers to train or employ former offenders as part of resettlement programmes.
(221908)
1541
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will publish his response to the Shapland report on restorative justice.
(222077)
1542
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what meetings he has held with representatives of the Bailiwick of Jersey in the last 12 months.
(222964)
1543
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what meetings he has held with government representatives of (a) the Bailiwick of Guernsey, (b) Alderney and (c) Sark in the last 12 months.
(222965)
1544
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what meetings he has held with representatives of the Isle of Man in the last 12 months.
(222966)
1545
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what discussions he has had with the President or members of the States of Alderney in the last 12 months.
(222967)
1546
N
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what percentage of those found guilty of death by dangerous driving had a previous conviction for dangerous driving in the last period for which figures are available.
(222074)
1547
N
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will review the maximum sentence for causing death by dangerous driving whilst under the influence of (a) alcohol and (b) illegal drugs.
(222079)
1548
N
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what percentage of those found guilty of causing death by dangerous driving (a) did not have a current driving licence, (b) were banned from driving, (c) did not have insurance and (d) did not have a current MOT certificate in the latest period for which figures are available.
(222080)
1549
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 21st July 2008, Official Report, columns 902-3W, on the electoral register, which local authorities (a) do and (b) do not (i) send the annual canvas form more than once to non-respondents, (ii) make house-to-house enquiries of non-respondents and (iii) inspect all records which an electoral registration officer is permitted to inspect; and if he will make a statement.
(222760)
1550
Mr John Spellar (Warley): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, in how many cases before Warley magistrates bail applications were opposed by the police but granted by the court in each of the last three years.
(222519)
1551
Mr John Spellar (Warley): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many magistrates there are on the Warley magistrates' bench; and how many live in postcode areas (a) B65, (b) B66, (c) B67, (d) B68 and (e) B69.
(222523)
1552
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 30th June 2008, Official Report, column 680W, on departmental home working, if he will make it his policy to collate and maintain central records of home working by his Department's staff.
(222536)
1553
Dr Howard Stoate (Dartford): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much his Department spent on services, broken down by type in (a) Dartford Borough, (b) Kent Thameside, (c) the Thames Gateway, (d) Kent County Council area and (e) the South East region in each of the last five years.
(222446)
1554
Sarah Teather (Brent East): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people were (a) cautioned and (b) fined for speeding in each London borough in each year since 2000; and what proportion of those offences were detected using speed cameras.
(221892)
1555
Mr Ben Wallace (Lancaster & Wyre): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, which local authorities in the North West have expressed an interest in a Titan prison being established in their area.
(223709)
1556
N
Hywel Williams (Caernarfon): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what consideration he has given to extending the arrangements for completion of the electoral register in force in Northern Ireland to the rest of the UK.
(224529)
1557
Mark Williams (Ceredigion): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when he plans to publish the report his Department commissioned from KPMG on options for the future structure of the National Probation Service.
(222301)
1558
Mark Williams (Ceredigion): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent discussions he ha