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The Questions Book

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Tuesday 28 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.
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Questions for Oral or Written Answer
beginning on Tuesday 28 October 2008
(the 'Questions Book')

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Tuesday 28 October 2008


This paper contains only Written Questions for answer on Tuesday 28 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 Tuesday 28 October of which no previous notice has been given, see the Order Paper.

For Written and Oral Questions for answer after Tuesday 28 October see Part 2 of this paper.


Questions to the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform
1
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, how many page hits from how many visitors the Departmental website received in the 2007-08 financial year.
(231378)
2
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what the cost of maintaining the Departmental website for the 2007-08 financial year is; and what forecast has been made of the cost of maintaining websites within his responsibility for the 2008-09 financial year.
(231379)
3
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what the cost to his Department of provision of office facilities to (a) special advisers and (b) press officers (i) was in the last 12 months and (ii) has been since 1997-98.
(231492)
4
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, how much was spent on entertainment by his Department in 2007-08; and how much of that sum was spent on (a) food, (b) alcohol, (c) staff and (d) accommodation.
(231502)
5
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, how many external consultants were under contract to provide work for his Department as at 1st October 2008.
(231503)
6
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, how many full-time equivalent press officers (a) work and (b) provide assistance for his Department.
(231504)
7
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, how much was spent on salaries for press and communications officers in (a) his Department, (b) its non-departmental public bodies and (c) its agencies in each of the last three years.
(231338)
8
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what (a) equipment and (b) data was lost by his Department in the last 12 months; and if he will make a statement.
(231449)
Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
9
N
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his most recent estimate is of North Sea revenues in (a) 2008-09 and (b) 2009-10.
(231279)
10
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, which organisations provided media monitoring services to (a) his Department, (b) its agencies and (c) its non-departmental public bodies in each of the last three years; and what the total cost was of each contract over that period.
(231329)
11
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many press and communications officers are employed by (a) his Department, (b) its non-departmental public bodies and (c) its agencies.
(231330)
12
N
Mr Adam Ingram (East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what sums will be transferred to the Scottish Executive under the Barnett formula provisions for the promotion of the use of energy from renewable resources for the period 2008 to 2011.
(230029)
13
N
Mr Adam Ingram (East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions there have been between his Department and the Scottish Executive on the transfer of funds held in the Fossil Fuel Levy account to the Scottish Consolidated Fund.
(230030)
14
N
Mr Adam Ingram (East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent representations he has received from the Scottish Executive on the use to which they wish to put the funds held in the Fossil Fuel Levy account; and if he will make a statement.
(230031)
15
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what (a) equipment and (b) data was lost by his Department in the last 12 months; and if he will make a statement.
(231429)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families
16
John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many schools in England and Wales have produced a disability equality scheme since the coming into force of the Disability Discrimination Act 2005.
(231354)
17
John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what assessment he has made of the extent to which personal social health education and citizenship classes in schools are tackling the issue of bullying.
(231355)
18
John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, if he will consider increasing the frequency of schools' holding of anti-bullying weeks to encourage a greater focus on different aspects of bullying and appropriate responses.
(231356)
19
John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the first year of the Secondary Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning programme in tackling bullying.
(231357)
20
John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of schools' data recording systems in relation to the effectiveness of their anti-bullying policies.
(231358)
21
John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, whether consideration of schools' (a) exclusion and (b) anti-bullying policies will form part of Ofsted's reviewing special educational needs from 2009.
(231359)
22
John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what steps the national anti-bullying strategies regional advisers have taken to spread good practice in anti-bullying policy since inception.
(231360)
23
John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how much he has allocated to the Anti-Bullying Alliance for each of the next three years; for what purposes; and if he will make a statement.
(231361)
24
John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many behaviour and attendance consultants there are in maintained schools.
(231362)
25
John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what response he has received from schools to the recommendation in Safe to Learn: Embedding anti-bullying work in schools that they should record all incidents of bullying, including by type, and report the statistics to their local authority.
(231363)
26
John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what progress has been made by schools in establishing safer school partnerships with local police.
(231364)
27
John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, if he will invite Ofsted to assess the extent to which schools are demonstrating effective leadership in promoting an open and honest anti-bullying ethos.
(231365)
28
John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what plans he has to contribute to Anti-Bullying Week in November 2008.
(231366)
29
John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many pupils were permanently excluded from pupil referral units in each of the last three years; and what the process is for identifying a suitable setting for educational provision for such children.
(231380)
30
John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, which local authorities have established pupils at risk panels.
(231381)
31
John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what estimate he has made of the incidence of bullying in pupil referral units in each of the last three years.
(231382)
32
John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what representations he has received on the use of learning support units being used as a form of internal exclusion of pupils in schools.
(231383)
33
John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what assessment he has made of the (a) scale and (b) effectiveness of mediation through a third party to resolve conflicts between two parties within a school.
(231384)
34
John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, which authorities have reduced the number of exclusions of pupils by the operation of pupils at risk panels.
(231385)
35
John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what steps he has taken since the publication of the White Paper, Back on Track, in May 2008 on transforming the quality of alternative educational provision for those pupils who are unable to attend mainstream or special schools.
(231386)
36
John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many schools in England have produced an accessibility plan in compliance with section 280 of the Disability Discrimination Act 2005.
(231387)
37
John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what estimate he has made of the incidence of bullying of pupils in maintained schools in each of the last three years.
(231388)
38
John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many maintained schools have been prosecuted for breaches of the disability equality duties provided for in the Disability Discrimination Act 2005.
(231389)
39
John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what representations he has received on the practice of informal or unofficial exclusions of pupils from maintained schools.
(231390)
40
John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what estimate he has made of the incidence of bullying in maintained schools on grounds of (a) race or religion, (b) sexual orientation and (c) disability in each of the last three years.
(231391)
41
John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what steps he has taken to monitor schools' compliance with their duty to prepare and publish a disability equality scheme.
(231392)
42
John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what steps he has taken to monitor (a) schools' and (b) local authorities' compliance with their general duty to promote disability equality.
(231393)
43
John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what mechanisms exist for assessing the content and effectiveness of children's services authorities' (a) disability and (b) race equality schemes.
(231394)
44
N
Mr David Chaytor (Bury North): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many and what proportion of students resident in each local authority area achieved a score of 1,000 or more under the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority's tariff points scheme in level three assessments taken at the end of the second year of post-16 study in 2006-07.
(227846)
45
N
Mr David Chaytor (Bury North): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what proportion of students (a) were eligible for free school meals, (b) had a statement of Special Educational Needs and (c) were on School Action Plus in (i) grammar schools and (ii) maintained secondary schools other than grammar schools in each local education authority in the latest year for which figures are available.
(227956)
46
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many press and communications officers are employed by (a) his Department, (b) its non-departmental public bodies and (c) its agencies.
(231367)
47
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, which organisations provided media monitoring services to (a) his Department, (b) its agencies and (c) its non-departmental public bodies in each of the last three years; and what the total cost was of each contract over that period.
(231368)
48
N
Bob Russell (Colchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, pursuant to the Answer of 14th October 2008, Official Report, column 1104W, on the Alderman Blaxhill School, Colchester, on what date the then Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Schools and Learners) visited Colchester; and what the (a) name and (b) position was of the member of his private office who was present during the visit.
(231260)
49
N
Bob Russell (Colchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, pursuant to the Answer of 14th October 2008, Official Report, column 1104W, on the Alderman Blaxhill School, Colchester, if he will list the full itinerary for which the then Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (Schools and Learners) undertook on his visit to Colchester in September 2008.
(231261)
50
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what (a) equipment and (b) data was lost by his Department in the last 12 months; and if he will make a statement.
(231448)
Questions to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
51
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how much was spent on entertainment by his Department in 2007-08; and how much was spent on (a) food, (b) alcohol, (c) staff and (d) accommodation.
(231450)
52
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how many external consultants were under contract to provide work for his Department as at 1st October 2008.
(231497)
53
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how many full-time equivalent press officers (a) work and (b) provide assistance for his Department.
(231498)
54
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what the cost to his Department of provision of office facilities to (a) special advisers and (b) press officers (i) was in the last 12 months and (ii) has been since 1997-98.
(231499)
55
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how many page hits from how many visitors the departmental website received in 2007-08.
(231500)
56
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what the cost of maintaining the departmental website was in 2007-08; and what the forecast is for maintaining websites within his responsibility for 2008-09 financial year.
(231501)
57
N
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, pursuant to the Answer to the right hon. Member for Horsham of 8th October, Official Report, columns 262-3, on the voluntary sector, what the timetable is for his review of the Catz Club, payments made to it by Futurebuilders and the removal of funding of Catz Club from the Futurebuilders website.
(231212)
58
N
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, pursuant to the Answer to the right hon. Membr for Horsham of 8th October, Official Report, columns 262-3, on the voluntary sector, for what reasons Futurebuilders removed references to its funding of the charity Catz Club from its website.
(231213)
59
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what the budget for the national survey of third sector organisations commissioned by the Office of the Third Sector from Ipsos MORI is; and if he will place a copy of the survey in the Library.
(231332)
60
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what guidance the Charity Commission has produced on registered charities sponsoring political parties to lobby for public policy changes relating to their charitable remits.
(231333)
61
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what the budget for 2008-09 is of (a) Futurebuilders and (b) the Office of the Third Sector.
(231334)
62
N
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, to what office (a) staff and (b) resources assistant regional ministers are entitled; whether they will have the use of a Government car; and what estimate he has made of the annual cost to the public purse of assistant regional ministers.
(231272)
63
N
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, if he will revise the Ministerial Code to take account of the establishment of the post of assistant regional minister; if he will arrange for such assistant ministers to be replaced on select committees to which they have been appointed; and what guidance he has issued to such assistant ministers on their tabling of Questions and Early Day Motions.
(231273)
64
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what (a) equipment and (b) data was lost by his Department in the last 12 months; and if he will make a statement.
(231439)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
65
N
Mr Jeremy Browne (Taunton): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 21st October 2008, Official Report, columns 227-8W, on departmental non-departmental public bodies, if she will provide the equivalent information for all advisory non-departmental bodies with which funding has been agreed with her Department in 2008 to 2011.
(231210)
66
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent steps the Government has taken to ensure that the views of local authority tenants on (a) social housing issues and (b) improvements to their homes are considered appropriately.
(230813)
67
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent steps the Government has taken to increase the stock of affordable housing.
(230818)
68
N
Julia Goldsworthy (Falmouth & Camborne): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much has been allocated to assist first-time buyers with property purchases in (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10, (c) 2010-11 and (d) 2011-12.
(231263)
69
N
Julia Goldsworthy (Falmouth & Camborne): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what projects her Department is undertaking through the Development of English Regions programme; and what the budget of each is.
(231264)
70
N
Julia Goldsworthy (Falmouth & Camborne): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what projects her Department is undertaking through the Preventing Violent Extremism programme; and what the budget of each is.
(231265)
71
N
Julia Goldsworthy (Falmouth & Camborne): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the budgets for (a) the Government Office Transformation programme, (b) the Community Empowerment Programme Board and (c) the Preventing Violent Extremism programme are for (i) 2008-09, (ii) 2009-10, (iii) 2010-11 and (iv) 2011-12.
(231266)
72
N
Julia Goldsworthy (Falmouth & Camborne): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what contracts her Department has with external consultants; what the value of these contracts is in the current financial year, including VAT and disbursements; how long each contract lasts; and what the forecast total value of each contract is.
(231324)
73
N
Martin Horwood (Cheltenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assumptions of average economic growth per annum to 2026 were made in the preparation of the draft Regional Spatial Strategy for the South West.
(231259)
74
N
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what planning constraints are in place relating to the felling of trees within Lever Park, Rivington, near Chorley.
(230810)
75
Kerry McCarthy (Bristol East): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent discussions she has had with the Department for Work and Pensions on community allowance pilots.
(231484)
76
Kerry McCarthy (Bristol East): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the timetable is for the piloting of community allowances, as referred to in the Communities in Control White Paper.
(231486)
77
Mr Denis MacShane (Rotherham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much was paid by local authorities in South Yorkshire to Bramall Construction Ltd for housing stock renewal in each of the last five years.
(231421)
78
N
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps she is taking to end rough sleeping (a) nationally and (b) in London; and if she will make a statement.
(230994)
79
N
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what guidance she has given local planning authorities on determining applications to extend (a) domestic and (b) commercial properties with regard to compliance with part M of the building regulations; and if she will make a statement.
(230995)
80
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what (a) equipment and (b) data was lost by her Department in the last 12 months; and if she will make a statement.
(231447)
81
Sarah Teather (Brent East): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which local authorities have made representations to her Department on the effect of the economic situation on funding for private finance initiative housing schemes.
(231409)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
82
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate he has made of how many households do not have access to broadband in (a) North Wiltshire, (b) Wiltshire, (c) Swindon and (d) England.
(231463)
83
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much his Department spent on newspapers in each of the last five years.
(231341)
84
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much was spent on staff expenses in each of the last three years.
(231342)
85
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much his Department spent on publishing in each of the last three years, broken down by (a) publication and (b) category of publication.
(231343)
86
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council spent on recruitment consultants in each of the last five years; and which companies provided these services.
(231344)
87
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when he expects to publish the draft Heritage Protection Bill.
(231345)
88
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when he expects to publish the draft Cultural Property (Armed Conflicts) Bill.
(231346)
89
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent assessment Visit Britain has made of the impact of legislation and regulation on the tourism industry; and if he will make a statement.
(231347)
90
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the average length of stay was for overseas visitors to the UK in each year since 1997.
(231348)
91
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what percentage of visitor accommodation in each region was accredited in each year since 1997.
(231349)
92
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, by what date he expects English Heritage to have completed research into local authority archaeological and conservation staffing levels.
(231350)
93
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of London's standing in the International Congress and Convention Association's rankings of countries and changes in those rankings over the last three years.
(231351)
94
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recommendations he has received from the Sector Skills Council on improving the skills of staff working in the tourism industry.
(231352)
95
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what tourism growth target his Department has set for the period 2008 to 2011; and if he will make a statement.
(231353)
96
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much Arts Council England spent on recruitment consultants in each of the last five years; and which companies provided these services.
(231370)
97
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much (a) the Heritage Lottery Fund and (b) English Heritage spent on recruitment consultants in each of the last five years; and which companies provided these services.
(231371)
98
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much (a) UK Sport and (b) Sport England spent on recruitment consultants in each of the last five years; and which companies provided these services.
(231372)
99
N
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what consideration would be given to a reasonable offer from a third party to purchase the Tote.
(230993)
100
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what (a) equipment and (b) data was lost by his Department in the last 12 months; and if he will make a statement.
(231446)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence
101
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions he has had with the Army Benevolent Fund on their ability to fund rehabilitation for military casualties from Iraq and Afghanistan.
(231466)
102
Nick Harvey (North Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many departmental security passes were reported lost in the last 12 months.
(231395)
103
Nick Harvey (North Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many officials from his Department have been seconded to work for private companies in the last five years, broken down by (a) grade, (b) salary band and (c) company.
(231396)
104
Nick Harvey (North Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much was spent on private sector health specialists by his Department in the last five years.
(231397)
105
Nick Harvey (North Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department has spent on external consultants in each year since 1998.
(231398)
106
Nick Harvey (North Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many serving armed services personnel have taken voluntary early retirement in each year since 2001.
(231399)
107
Nick Harvey (North Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what financial support or advice is available to armed services personnel in financial difficulty or debt.
(231400)
108
Nick Harvey (North Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many personnel in (a) single living and (b) service family accommodation have defaulted on their rent payments in the last 12 months.
(231401)
109
Nick Harvey (North Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans his Department has for measures (a) to further reduce the operational status of the UK's Trident system and (b) increase transparency with regard to the capabilities of the UK's Trident system as agreed in the plan for action at the 2000 review conference of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.
(231402)
110
Nick Harvey (North Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the notice required to fire missiles from (a) a Trident submarine on patrol and (b) a second submarine at its berth is; and what notice is required for submarines to take to sea.
(231403)
111
Nick Harvey (North Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many civil servants were employed by his Department in each year since 1998, broken down by (a) directorate, (b) role and (c) pay grade.
(231460)
112
Nick Harvey (North Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many civil servants were promoted in each year since 1998.
(231461)
113
N
Willie Rennie (Dunfermline and West Fife): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress his Department has made in the development of plans for the dismantling and storage of submarines at Plymouth and Rosyth.
(231275)
114
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what (a) equipment and (b) data was lost by his Department in the last 12 months; and if he will make a statement.
(231445)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change
115
N
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what the total value of grants made under (a) the Warm Front and (b) the Home Energy Efficiency Scheme was in each of the last five years.
(231276)
116
N
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many and what proportion of homes have (a) no loft insulation, (b) betwen 0 and 199mm of loft insulation, (c) between 200 and 249mm of loft insulation and (d) 250mm or more of loft insulation.
(231277)
117
N
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many (a) applications for grants and (b) grants were made under (i) the Warm Front and (ii) the Home Energy Efficiency Scheme there have been in each of the last five years.
(231278)
118
N
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what his most recent estimate is of the effect of changes in domestic energy prices in the last 12 months on the number of people in fuel poverty.
(231280)
119
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many press and communications officers are employed by (a) his Department, (b) its non-departmental public bodies and (c) its agencies.
(231331)
120
N
Mr Adam Ingram (East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what estimate he has made of the average annual cost per domestic energy consumer of the subsidies provided by his Department to the renewable energy sector.
(230028)
121
N
Mr Adam Ingram (East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what estimate he has made of the annual average cost per domestic electricity consumer in Scotland arising from the operation of the Renewables Obligation Scotland; and if he will make a statement.
(230116)
122
Kerry McCarthy (Bristol East): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what recent discussions he has had with the Department of Communities and Local Government about amendments to the General Permitted Development Order in relation to micro wind turbines.
(231488)
123
Kerry McCarthy (Bristol East): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what recent discussions he has had with (a) the Department for Transport and (b) the Highways Agency on the siting of wind turbines near motorways.
(231489)
124
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what (a) equipment and (b) data has been lost by the Department in the last 12 months; and if he will make a statement.
(231404)
125
Sarah Teather (Brent East): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how much funding the Low Carbon Buildings Programme has allocated to households in London for solar thermal technology since its inception, broken down by borough.
(231422)
126
Sarah Teather (Brent East): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what steps he is taking to promote (a) the hydrogen economy and (b) nuclear energy in (i) London and (ii) the UK.
(231423)
127
Sarah Teather (Brent East): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what plans he has to encourage the use of hydrogen fuel cell technologies by (a) the private sector and (b) the public sector.
(231424)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
128
N
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 21st October 2008, to the hon. Member for Devizes, Official Report, column 162W, on departmental public participation, what outcomes resulted from the citizens' jury meeting held with 15 people from Devon in November 2007; and if he will make a statement on the Department's plans for citizens' juries.
(231323)
129
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much his Department has allocated to (a) research and (b) training on soil and water management in each of the last five years.
(231405)
130
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what consideration he has given to licensing treatment of the varroa mite.
(231406)
131
N
Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much his Department has paid to the Cooperative Wholesale Society or its farming division in respect of (a) UK and (b) EU payments for the production at its Stoughton Farm Estate in Harborough of (i) wheat, (ii) barley, (iii) oats, (iv) other cereal crops, (v) oil seed rape, (vi) beans and (vii) all other arable farm produce in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available; and in each case what tonnage was in respect of which the payment was made.
(231319)
132
N
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent disussions he has had with water companies on the method of charging voluntary organisations for their surface water discharges; and if he will make a statement.
(230996)
133
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what (a) equipment and (b) data was lost by his Department in the last 12 months; and if he will make a statement.
(231444)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
134
N
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received of arms trading with Sudan with specific reference to arms from (a) Iran and (b) Russia; and what assessment he has made of the effects of such trade on the situation in Darfur.
(230992)
135
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much was spent on salaries for press and communications officers in (a) his Department, (b) its non-departmental public bodies and (c) its agencies in each of the last three years.
(231337)
136
N
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the post to which Jack McConnell has been appointed is subjet to the Ministerial code; and if he will make a statement.
(231269)
137
N
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the post to which Mr Jack McConnell has been appointed is an office of profit under the Crown; and if he will make a statement.
(231270)
138
N
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate he has made of the annual cost to the public purse of the post to which Jack McConnell has been appointed; and if he will make a statement.
(231271)
139
N
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received of trends in the level of attacks on villages in Congo by the Lords Resistance Army (LRA); and what his policy is on the execution of the International Criminal Court warrants issued for four LRA leaders.
(231215)
140
N
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much the UK has contributed to the operation of Monuc in the Democratic Republic of Congo in each of the last two years; and what the estimated contribution will be for the next year.
(231216)
141
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what (a) equipment and (b) data was lost by his Department in the last 12 months; and if he will make a statement.
(231443)
142
N
Mr Robert N. Wareing (Liverpool, West Derby): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans he has to visit South Ossetia.
(229752)
143
N
Mr Robert N. Wareing (Liverpool, West Derby): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Algerian counterpart in respect of that government's policy towards its Christian community; and if he will make a statement.
(229753)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
144
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to respond to the National Audit Office report, Caring for Vulnerable Babies, of 19th December 2008, HC 101; and if he will make a statement.
(231467)
145
N
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much his Department plans to spend in the current financial year on (a) radio advertising to encourage the public to have an influenza vaccination and (b) fees to Stephen Fry for voicing such radio advertisements.
(229894)
146
N
Anne Milton (Guildford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the number of stillbirths.
(231267)
147
Anne Milton (Guildford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether there is a national strategy for reducing the number of stillbirths.
(231475)
148
Anne Milton (Guildford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the trends in the numbers of stillbirths in different regions.
(231476)
149
Anne Milton (Guildford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what funding was allocated to research into stillbirth in 2007-08.
(231477)
150
N
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to prevent drug users from being prescribed methadone by (a) more than one GP and (b) GPs and specialist providers.
(231281)
151
N
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many problematic drug users were referred by GPs to residential treatment in the last period for which figures are available.
(231282)
152
N
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people received residential rehablitation treatment for drug abuse in the last period for which figures are available.
(231283)
153
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what (a) equipment and (b) data was lost by his Department in the last 12 months; and if he will make a statement.
(231442)
154
N
Mr Robert N. Wareing (Liverpool, West Derby): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will add asthma to the list of conditions for which patients should receive free prescriptions; and if he will make a statement.
(229751)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
155
N
Mr John Baron (Billericay): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when her Department plans to reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Billericay of 11th July and 17th September 2008 on a constituent, Ms Agnes Mpofu.
(231262)
156
N
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what her policy is on county police forces moving transit travellers to suitable sites in neighbouring local authorities but within the same police authority.
(231005)
157
N
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to set a limit for UK population size; and if she will make a statement.
(231219)
158
N
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 21st October 2008, Official Report, column 267W, on illegal immigrants: employment, how many (a) arrests have been made and (b) enforcement actions commenced in respect of illegal migrant workers in each year since 2005.
(231274)
159
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent steps the Government has taken to improve conviction rates in domestic violence cases.
(230811)
160
Mr Mark Field (Cities of London & Westminster): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) police constables and (b) police community support officers in (i) England and (ii) Avon and Somerset Constabulary will be funded by her Department for each year of the 2007 to 2010 Comprehensive Spending Review period; and how much has been set aside for this purpose for each such year.
(231453)
161
Mr Mark Field (Cities of London & Westminster): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many incidents of violence against the person involving a knife were recorded (a) in total and (b) per 1,000 of the population for (i) England, (ii) the Avon and Somerset Constabulary area and (iii) Bath and North East Somerset in each year from 1997 to 2008.
(231455)
162
Mr Mark Field (Cities of London & Westminster): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many incidents of violence against the person were recorded (a) in total and (b) per 1,000 of the population for (i) England, (ii) the Avon and Somerset Constabulary area and (iii) Bath and North East Somerset in each year from 1997 to 2008.
(231456)
163
Mr Mark Field (Cities of London & Westminster): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many incidents of violence against the person involving a handgun were recorded (a) in total and (b) per 1,000 of the population for (i) England, (ii) the Avon and Somerset Constabulary area and (iii) Bath and North East Somerset in each year from 1997 to 2008.
(231457)
164
Mr Mark Field (Cities of London & Westminster): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many incidents of violence against the person where a fatality has occurred as a result of a handgun wound were recorded (a) in total and (b) per 1,000 of the population for (i) England, (ii) the Avon and Somerset Constabulary area and (iii) Bath and North East Somerset in each year from 1997 to 2008.
(231458)
165
Mr Mark Field (Cities of London & Westminster): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many incidents of violence against the person where a fatality has occurred as a result of a knife wound were recorded (a) in total and (b) per 1,000 of the population for (i) England, (ii) the Avon and Somerset Constabulary area and (iii) Bath and North East Somerset in each year from 1997 to 2008.
(231459)
166
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many individuals (a) under 13 and (b) between (i) 13 and 15, (ii) 16 and 18 and (iii) 19 and 21 years of age have had their DNA profiles placed on the national DNA database.
(231369)
167
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the ratio of police to members of the public was in each constituency in each year since 1997.
(231493)
168
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police officers per 100,000 residents there were in each police authority in England in each year since 1997.
(231494)
169
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what percentage of their time police officers spent on average (a) completing paperwork and (b) on patrol in each of the last five years.
(231496)
170
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which organisations provided media monitoring services to (a) her Department, (b) its agencies and (c) its non-departmental public bodies in each of the last three years; and what the total cost was of each contract over that period.
(231325)
171
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what (a) equipment and (b) data was lost by her Department in the last 12 months; and if she will make a statement.
(231441)
172
Sarah Teather (Brent East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the average cost of (a) assisting an individual to return voluntarily to their country of origin and (b) deporting an individual to the same country.
(231408)
173
N
Mr Robert N. Wareing (Liverpool, West Derby): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will visit the Croxteth and Norris Green districts of Liverpool in the near future to discuss anti-social behaviour with the police and representatives of the local communities.
(229754)
Questions to the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission
174
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, what (a) equipment and (b) data was reported lost by the House of Commons Service in the last 12 months.
(231425)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills
175
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, how much was spent on salaries for press and communications officers in (a) his Department, (b) its non-departmental public bodies and (c) its agencies in each of the last three years.
(231340)
176
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what (a) equipment and (b) data was lost by his Department in the last 12 months; and if he will make a statement.
(231440)
Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development
177
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans he has to address the humanitarian situation in Afghanistan, with particular reference to the drought; and if he will make a statement.
(231462)
178
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment he has made of the impact of the humanitarian assistance for Gaza; and if he will make a statement.
(231465)
179
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many press and communications officers are employed by his Department.
(231336)
180
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what (a) equipment and (b) data was lost by his Department in the last 12 months; and if he will make a statement.
(231438)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Justice
181
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps the Government has taken to support victims of domestic violence during the judicial process.
(230812)
182
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) arrests, (b) prosecutions and (c) convictions there have been for offences relating to drivers operating taxi services without a licence in the last five years.
(231214)
183
Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will publish HM Prison Service's last (a) three-year review and (b) three annual reviews of its disability equality scheme.
(231479)
184
Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what measures he has put into place to ensure that prison service staff receive independent advice on disability issues following the disapplication of the Home Office Disability Support Network to prison service staff.
(231480)
185
Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the merits of introducing a support network for prison service staff with disabilities; and what account that assessment took of (a) the Code of Practice for the Public Sector to promote disability equality and (b) other requirements under disability equality legislation.
(231481)
186
Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of prison staff have disabilities.
(231482)
187
Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what support networks are in place for (a) black and minority ethnic, (b) lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender and (c) other groups of prison service staff; and what plans he has to introduce a support network for prison service staff with disabilities.
(231483)
188
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, which organisations provided media monitoring services to (a) his Department, (b) its agencies and (c) its non-departmental public bodies in each of the last three years; and what the total cost was of each contract over that period.
(231326)
189
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much was spent on salaries for press and communications officers in (a) his Department, (b) its non-departmental public bodies and (c) its agencies in each of the last three years.
(231339)
190
N
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when he expects to publish a consultation document on commonhold tenure; and if he will make a statement.
(230121)
191
Ms Sally Keeble (Northampton North): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when he will publish the Government's response to the review of restraint techniques in secure accommodation for children.
(231478)
192
N
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether all the official documents relating to Will Owen, former hon. Member for the former constituency of Morpeth, have been placed in the public domain; and if he will make a statement.
(231268)
193
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what (a) equipment and (b) data was lost by his Department in the last 12 months; and if he will make a statement.
(231437)
194
N
Mr Andrew Smith (Oxford East): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what his policy on restorative justice and its future funding is; and if he will make a statement.
(230120)
Questions to the Leader of the House
195
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Leader of the House, what (a) equipment and (b) data was lost by her Office in the last 12 months; and if she will make a statement.
(231436)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
196
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, which organisations provided media monitoring services to (a) his Department, (b) its agencies and (c) its non-departmental public bodies in each of the last three years; and what the total cost was of each contract over that period.
(231328)
197
N
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether funding is provided by his Department to counties in the Republic of Ireland which border Northern Ireland; and if he will make a statement.
(230997)
198
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what (a) equipment and (b) data was lost by his Department in the last 12 months; and if he will make a statement.
(231435)
Questions to the Minister for the Olympics
199
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey): To ask the Minister for the Olympics, which organisations provided media monitoring services to her Office since its inception; and what the total cost was of each contract over that period.
(231327)
200
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Minister for the Olympics, what (a) equipment and (b) data was lost by her Office in the last 12 months; and if she will make a statement.
(231434)
Questions to the Prime Minister
201
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Prime Minister, what (a) equipment and (b) data was lost by his Office in the last 12 months; and if he will make a statement.
(231433)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Scotland
202
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many press and communications officers are employed by his Department.
(231335)
203
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what (a) equipment and (b) data was lost by his Department in the last 12 months; and if he will make a statement.
(231432)
Questions to the Solicitor General
204
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Solicitor General, what (a) equipment and (b) data was lost by the Attorney General's Office in the last 12 months; and if she will make a statement.
(231431)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport
205
N
Mr Jeremy Browne (Taunton): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 22nd October 2008, Official Report, column 417W, on departmental non-departmental public bodies, if he will provide the equivalent figures for each of his Department's advisory non-departmental public bodies.
(231211)
206
N
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the Office of the Rail Regulator has issued an improvement notice against Network Rail in the last month; and if he will make a statement.
(231218)
207
N
Mr Stephen Crabb (Preseli Pembrokeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many sites in Pembrokeshire have been assessed by the Driving Standards Agency as potential locations for a multipurpose training centre.
(231320)
208
N
Mr Stephen Crabb (Preseli Pembrokeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with the Driving Standards Agency on progress in establishing a multipurpose training centre in Pembrokeshire.
(231321)
209
N
Mr Stephen Crabb (Preseli Pembrokeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what timetable has been set for the establishment of a multipurpose training centre in Pembrokeshire.
(231322)
210
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his most recent estimate is of the number of people driving without a licence (a) in London and (b) nationally.
(231217)
211
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many complaints his Department received about First Great Western in (a) January to March, (b) April to June and (c) July to September 2008.
(231464)
212
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the cost of provision of Government cars to special advisers has been in the last 12 months, broken down by Department.
(231377)
213
N
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his most recent estimate is of the date when the roadworks in Nottinghamshire on the M1 motorway north of junction 25 will be completed; and if he will make a statement.
(229893)
214
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what (a) equipment and (b) data was lost by his Department in the last 12 months; and if he will make a statement.
(231430)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Wales
215
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what (a) equipment and (b) data was lost by his Department in the last 12 months; and if he will make a statement.
(231428)
Questions to the Minister for Women and Equality
216
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Minister for Women and Equality, what (a) equipment and (b) data was lost by the Government Equalities Office in the last 12 months; and if she will make a statement.
(231427)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
217
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many pensioners aged 60 years and over claimed the annual £250 winter fuel payment in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) the UK in each year since its inception.
(231416)
218
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many pensioners claimed free bus travel in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) the UK in each year since its inception.
(231417)
219
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many pensioners in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) the UK have received the basic state pension in each year since its inception.
(231418)
220
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many pensioners in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) the UK received pension credit in each year since its inception.
(231419)
221
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many pensioners there were in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) the UK in each year since 1997.
(231420)
222
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent steps he has taken to tackle pensioner poverty; and if he will make a statement.
(231490)
223
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many pensioners aged 80 years and over claimed the annual £400 Winter Fuel Payment in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) the UK in each year since its inception.
(231491)
224
Kerry McCarthy (Bristol East): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent discussions he has had with the Department for Communities and Local Government on the community allowance pilots.
(231485)
225
Kerry McCarthy (Bristol East): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will introduce a community allowance as part of the new employment and support allowance regime.
(231487)
226
N
Andrew Selous (South West Bedfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the reasons why applications for Social Fund (a) community care grants decreased by 9.2 per cent. and (b) budgeting loans decreased by 11.3 per cent. between 2007 and 2008; and if he will make a statement.
(231258)
227
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what (a) equipment and (b) data was lost by his Department in the last 12 months; and if he will make a statement.
(231426)
228
N
Mr Andrew Smith (Oxford East): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what guidance his Department has issued on the criteria for remitting payment of housing benefit directly to landlords providing accommodation for vulnerable people.
(230117)
229
N
Mr Andrew Smith (Oxford East): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discretion local authorities have to decide whether housing benefit is paid directly to landlords providing accommodation for vulnerable tenants.
(230118)
230
N
Mr Andrew Smith (Oxford East): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what monitoring his Department is undertaking of the proportion of housing benefit paid directly to landlords because of the vulnerability of the tenant.
(230119)
231
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of incapacity benefit claimants likely to undertake the new work capability assessment in each month up to and including December 2010.
(231469)
232
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many work-focused interviews have been conducted in each month since their introduction, broken down by region.
(231470)
233
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many personal advisers worked in Jobcentre Plus offices in each month since 2002, broken down by region; and what their total salary cost was in each such month in each region.
(231471)
234
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) Employment Service and (b) Benefit Agency offices, accessible to the public there were in each year for which records are available, broken down by region.
(231472)
235
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average salary was of staff employed by the (a) Employment Service and (b) Benefits Agency in each year for which records are available, broken down by region.
(231473)
236
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many staff were employed by the (a) Employment Service and (b) Benefits Agency in each year for which records are available, broken down by region.
(231474)
237
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the completion date of the reassessment of incapacity benefit recipients via work capability assessment.
(231509)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence
238
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what percentage of service personnel in (a) the Army, (b) the Royal Navy and (c) the Royal Air Force are registered to vote.
[Transferred] (231468)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Justice
239
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prosecutions have been brought for offences related to the use of a mobile telephone whilst driving in each police force area in the latest year for which figures are available.
[Transferred] (231407)
240
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people were prosecuted for driving cars whilst (a) banned from driving and (b) uninsured in each police authority area in the UK in each year since 1997.
[Transferred] (231495)

 
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