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Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Thursday 30 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 Thursday 30 October 2008
(the 'Questions Book')

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Thursday 30 October 2008


This paper contains only Written Questions for answer on Thursday 30 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 Thursday 30 October of which no previous notice has been given, see the Order Paper.

For Written and Oral Questions for answer after Thursday 30 October see Part 2 of this paper.


Questions to the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform
1
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what recent estimate he has made of the loss of income to commercial broadcasters arising from the disruption caused by the activities of illegal broadcasters.
(232126)
2
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what assessment he has made of the health and safety risks to the public associated with illegal radio broadcasting.
(232127)
3
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, how many new businesses were started in each London borough in 2007; how many of them received Government funding during that year; and if he will make a statement.
(232372)
4
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, how many individuals in each (a) age cohort and (b) London borough filed for bankruptcy in 2007; and if he will make a statement.
(232373)
5
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, if he will make an assessment of the implications for the UK of the findings of the recent United Nations Environment Programme report on the economic benefits of investing in green jobs.
(232158)
6
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, how many new business start-ups there were in Bexley in each of the last three years.
(232292)
7
N
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, which offices in his Department made arrangements to receive the incoming Secretary of State at the Department's premises on his appointment; and what instructions were given to staff on that reception.
(231739)
8
Ann Winterton (Congleton): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, pursuant to the Answer of 22nd October 2008, Official Report, column 357W, on financial services: EU action, which European Union legislative instruments implement mark to market in the full range of its applications, including trading in securities and other financial instruments.
(232352)
Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
9
N
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, on what day he expects the share subscriptions and share placings relating to the £9 billion preference shares and the £28 billion of ordinary shares in HBOS plc, Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc and Lloyds TSB Group plc by the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury to be completed.
(231532)
10
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the estimated monetary value of illicit drugs seized by HM Revenue and Customs was in each of the last 10 years.
(232129)
11
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the savings ratio was in (a) 1997 and (b) 2007.
(232341)
12
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent fiscal steps he has taken to assist small businesses in the current economic situation.
(231515)
13
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will (a) place in the Library and (b) post on his Department's website copies of his Department's correspondence with (i) chief executives, (ii) chairmen and (iii) other executives of (A) British and (B) foreign banks which have received financial support from the public purse since July 2008.
(232156)
14
N
Mr Michael Fallon (Sevenoaks): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he plans to take to protect the deposits of investors in the (a) Cheshire and (b) Derbyshire Building Society following the takeover by the Nationwide Building Society; whether the £50,000 guarantee for individual deposits in financial institutions will apply to deposits in the (i) Cheshire, (ii) Derbyshire and (iii) Nationwide Building Society after the takeover as it did before the takeover; and if he will make a statement.
(231628)
15
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the Government's estimate is of personal remittances to and from the UK in each of the last 10 years.
[R] (232168)
16
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to paragraph 2.17 of his Department's document Tax Credits: improving delivery and choice, what the evidential basis is for the Exchequer cost of a fixed system being generally higher than that of a responsive system; and if he will make a statement.
(232405)
17
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the guaranteed weekly income for working households of (a) a single individual, (b) a couple with no children, (c) a couple with (i) one, (ii) two and (iii) three children and (d) a single person with (A) one, (B) two and (C) three children was in (1) 1997 and (2) at the most recent date for which information is available.
(232406)
18
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many households were overpaid tax credits in each year since 2003; how much was overpaid in tax credits in each of those years; and how much of that overpaid money was not recovered in each of those years.
(232407)
19
N
Mr Roger Gale (North Thanet): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many tax credit referrals were taken up by the Independent Adjudicator in each of the last 12 months for which figures are available.
(230643)
20
N
Mr Roger Gale (North Thanet): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what consideration he has given to the allocation of additional staff to deal with the number of tax credit cases referred to the Independent Adjudicator.
(230644)
21
N
Mr Roger Gale (North Thanet): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the average time taken by the Independent Adjudicator to process tax credit referrals was in the last 12 months for which figures are available.
(230645)
22
N
Mr Roger Gale (North Thanet): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the average length of time taken by HM Revenue and Customs to provide substantive responses to requests for information made by the Independent Adjudicator was in the last 12 months for which figures are available.
(230646)
23
N
Mr Robert Goodwill (Scarborough & Whitby): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what guidance HM Revenue and Customs have issued on the eligibility of small charities for gift aid.
(231527)
24
N
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when his most recent estimate of the predicted additional Exchequer revenue from the phased increase of the small companies rate of corporation tax is for (a) 2008-09 and (b) 2009-10.
(231770)
25
N
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the additional Exchequer revenue likely to accrue from the phased increase of the small companies rate of corporation tax from 19 per cent. to 22 per cent. in (a) 2007-08, (b) 2008-09 and (c) 2009-10.
(231771)
26
N
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of the number of companies paying the small companies rate of corporation tax which paid annual corporation tax payments in the range of (a) £0 to £10,000, (b) £10,001 to £20,000, (c) £20,001 to £30,000, (d) 30,001 to £40,000, (e) £40,001 to £50,000 and (f) £50,001 and above in each of the last four years.
(231772)
27
N
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of the number of companies paying the small companies rate of corporation tax which are expected to pay annual corporation tax payments to the Treasury in the range of (a) £0 to £10,000, (b) £10,001 to £20,000, (c) £20,001 to £30,000, (d) 30,001 to £40,000, (e) £40,001 to £50,000 and (f) 50,001 and above in (i) 2008-09, (ii) 2009-10 and (iii) 2010-11.
(231773)
28
N
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the effect on Exchequer receipts in each of the next 10 financial years of the entry into force of clause 138 of the Finance Bill, with reference to rebates to vehicle excise duty.
(231774)
29
N
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what external representatives sit on each of his Department's committees.
(231754)
30
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with (a) the Department of Children, Schools and Families and (b) Ofsted on Ofsted's evaluation of financial education as part of the preparation of the Joint Financial Capability Action Plan.
(232383)
31
N
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assumptions he has made about levels of unemployment over the next three years for the purposes of calculating the public finances.
(231636)
32
N
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what guarantees his Department has extended to depositors with Landsbanki Guernsey; and if he will make a statement.
(231887)
33
N
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what reason he took action against the assets of Landsbanki Bank using powers under the Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001.
(231629)
34
N
Anne Moffat (East Lothian): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the support being offered by the banks recapitalised with public funds to mortgage holders.
(229959)
35
N
Laura Moffatt (Crawley): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he has had with his international counterparts on turbulence in the global financial markets.
(231535)
36
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish his Department's assessment of the proposal for tax-exempt care vouchers to help carers of adults remain in employment whilst balancing their caring responsibilities.
(232448)
37
N
Mrs Linda Riordan (Halifax): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what progress his Department has made, together with Yorkshire Forward, in safeguarding HBOS jobs in Halifax.
(231518)
38
Ian Stewart (Eccles): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) plans to respond to the letter of 9th July sent from the hon. Member for Eccles to its offices at 100 Parliament Street concerning a constituent; and for what reasons HMRC have not responded to the hon. Member's answerphone messages.
(232238)
39
Ian Stewart (Eccles): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what modelling has been undertaken in assessing the likely impact on the economic viability of the aviation industry of the introduction of aviation duty.
(232255)
40
Dr Richard Taylor (Wyre Forest): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the likely effect of the rate of duty to apply to waste derived fuel oil from 1st November 2008 on the complete recovery of waste oil to produce product equivalent fuel.
(232245)
41
Dr Richard Taylor (Wyre Forest): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 14th October 2008, Official Report, column 1059, on excise duties: fuel oil, what considerations informed the Government's decision to (a) apply to the EU for an extension of the derogation from the Energy Products Directive and (b) apply a rate of 9.29 pence per litre to waste-derived fuel oil, rather than the 15 euros per 1,000 kilograms minimum required under the Energy Products Directive.
(232246)
42
Dr Richard Taylor (Wyre Forest): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of (a) the likely annual tax revenue from the application of hydrocarbon oil duty to waste-derived fuel and (b) the likely annual administrative costs to the Government of the application of hydrocarbon oil duty to waste-derived fuel.
(232247)
43
Stephen Williams (Bristol West): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of private employers off-setting expenditure on training and trainee wages against their corporation tax liability.
(232400)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families
44
John Barrett (Edinburgh West): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many local children's safeguarding boards have undertaken a review of their local procedures, policies and training programmes to ensure that the needs of deaf children are recognised and met, as recommended by the Department of Health's 2005 report Mental Health and Deafness: Towards Equity and Access.
(232163)
45
N
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what recent representations he has received on bullying behaviour on school buses; what steps he is taking to monitor trends in levels of such behaviour; and if he will make a statement.
(231568)
46
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how much time off due to illness was taken by teachers in (a) the Ribble Valley, (b) Lancashire and (c) England in each of the last five years.
(231813)
47
N
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, pursuant to the Answer of 23rd October 2008, Official Report, column 577W, on GCSEs, how the £4,000 figure was calculated; and how many hours of work were required to compile the information requested.
(231974)
48
N
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what percentage of (a) full-and (b) part-time (i) primary and (ii) secondary school teachers who entered local authority maintained sector service in England in the year after qualification in March (i) 2004 and (ii) 2005 was still in such service three years later, broken down by subject of initial teacher training.
(231882)
49
N
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many and what percentage of those (a) going into teacher training and (b) gaining qualified teacher status in the last year for which data are available had a first degree from a Russell Group university (i) excluding and (ii) including BEd degrees.
(231883)
50
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what estimate he has made of the number of (a) Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and (b) enhanced CRB checks which will be required on the members of staff of businesses offering part of a 14 to 19 diploma.
(232329)
51
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many and what percentage of children in care scheduled to take key stage (a) 2 and (b) 3 tests were (i) marked as absent, (ii) took the tests but failed to register a level, (iii) reached level 2, (iv) reached level 3, (v) reached level 4, (vi) reached level 5 and (vii) reached level 6 in each of the last five years.
(232330)
52
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what estimate he has made of the effect on student travel (a) time and (b) costs of the provision of a single 14-19 diploma jointly by different institutions.
(232331)
53
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what information or references were submitted by ETS in tendering for the contract to provide marking services for key stage 2 and 3 tests in relation to its performance in similar projects in the US; and what steps he took to (a) verify and (b) test such information or references.
(232332)
54
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what (a) evidence and (b) references were sought regarding the suitability of ETS as a provider of marking services for key stage 2 and 3 tests; and what account was taken of the experience of the California State Education Board in this matter.
(232333)
55
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what guidance he has issued on the criteria for entering pupils for the foundation or higher diplomas.
(232334)
56
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what entitlements to (a) further study and (b) particular GCSEs for pupils were based on a particular level of key stage 3 attainment; and what steps he plans to take on this after the abolition of key stage 3 tests.
(232335)
57
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what representations he has received on students who have discontinued their studies as a result of the delay in education maintenance allowance payments.
(232336)
58
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what estimate he has made of the increase in (a) pupil numbers and (b) school estates over the next 10 years as a result of the change in post-16 year old education provision; and at what cost.
(232337)
59
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many and what proportion of Criminal Records Bureau checks were failed by those seeking to work with children (a) in 2002, (b) in 2005, (c) in 2007, (d) in 2008 and (e) since inception.
(232338)
60
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many Criminal Records Bureau checks were undertaken in respect of adults seeking to work with children in (a) 2002, (b) 2005, (c) 2007 and (d) 2008.
(232339)
61
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, in how many primary schools fewer than (a) 50 per cent., (b) 60 per cent., (c) 70 per cent. and (d) 80 per cent. of pupils obtained level 4 in a combination of mathematics, reading and writing tests at key stage 2 in 2008.
(232409)
62
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many pupils were placed in alternative provision in each of the last 10 years.
(232410)
63
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many primary school teachers have a subject-specific specialism in each subject.
(232411)
64
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many primary schools do not have a teacher with a mathematics specialism.
(232412)
65
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many primary schools have an executive headteacher.
(232413)
66
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, in how many primary schools fewer than 65 per cent. of pupils obtained a level 4 in a combination of English and mathematics key stage two tests in 2008.
(232414)
67
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, in how many primary schools in each local authority area decile of multiple deprivation fewer than 65 per cent. of pupils obtained level 4 in a combination of English and mathematics key stage two tests in 2008.
(232415)
68
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many primary schools have more than (a) 30 per cent., (b) 50 per cent. and (c) 70 per cent. of pupils eligible for free school meals.
(232416)
69
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many primary school pupils of each age have been given a fixed-period exclusion, broken down by reason for exclusion, in the last 12 months.
(232417)
70
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many pupils eligible for free school meals did not obtain a (a) C grade or above in any GCSE, (b) C grade or above in mathematics GCSE and (c) C grade or above in English GCSE in 2008.
(232418)
71
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many pupils were being taught in primary schools with over 800 pupils in (a) 1997 and (b) 2008.
(232419)
72
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many pupils obtained level 2 or above in key stage one (a) English and (b) mathematics tests in 2003 but did not obtain level 4 or above in key stage two tests in 2007.
(232420)
73
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what steps he has taken in response to OFSTED's evaluation of personal financial education in schools; and if he will make a statement.
(232382)
74
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what estimate he has made of the likely changes in grammar school admission numbers consequent upon the Building Schools for the Future programme in the Southend on Sea local authority area in (a) Rochford and Southend East and (b) Southend West constituencies in the next three years.
(232306)
75
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what estimate he has made of the likely changes in grammar school admission numbers consequent upon the Building Schools for the Future programme in the Bexley local authority in (a) Bexleyheath and Crayford and (b) Old Bexley and Sidcup constituencies in the next three years.
(232307)
76
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what his Department's policy is on the provision of choice of school for parents whose children require complex educational and specialist health provision.
(232458)
77
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what his Department's policy is on informing parents of children with complex educational and specialist health needs of public and charitable provision that is available for such children nationally and locally.
(232459)
78
Mr Humfrey Malins (Woking): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what recent discussions his Department has had with the Ministry of Justice on improving support for children with learning difficulties in young offender institutions.
(232308)
79
N
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how much funding his Department has provided to the National Academy for Parenting Practitioners in each year since it was established; and how much it plans to provide to the academy in the next three years.
(231619)
80
N
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, pursuant to the Answer of 15th October 2008, Official Report, column 284W, how many people with children under five years old live in each of the local authorities that are in the (a) 10 per cent. most and (b) 10 per cent. least deprived local authorities.
(231627)
81
N
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many students are waiting for their education maintenance allowance to be processed.
(231820)
82
N
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what the value is of the contract with Liberata to administer the education maintenance allowance.
(231821)
83
N
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what assessment he has made of the likely effects of the decision by Liberata to reduce the number of its employees in Nelson, Lancashire on the administration of the education maintenance allowance; and if he will make a statement.
(231888)
Questions to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
84
N
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what super output areas there are in Fareham constituency, ranked by level of deprivation; and what criteria are used to determine deprivation.
(231753)
85
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what arrangements are in place for the procurement of services for official Ministerial residences in Downing Street; and if he will make a statement.
(232380)
86
N
John Howell (Henley): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, when he plans to reply to the letter of 2nd September 2008 from the hon. Member for Henley on a complaint made against a civil servant by a constituent, Mr Geoff Weir.
(231745)
87
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how many deaths attributed to methadone addiction were recorded in London in each of the last five years.
(232444)
88
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what discussions he has had with the European Commission on the EU voluntary register of lobbyists; and whether he has considered the merits of establishing registers of those lobbying Government departments.
(232232)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
89
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent assessment she has made of the health and safety risk to social housing tenants caused by equipment installed for the purposes of illegal radio broadcasts.
(232150)
90
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent steps the Government has taken to encourage local authorities to improve community facilities for children and young people.
(231569)
91
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent work the Government has undertaken with youth groups and community groups to improve local facilities.
(231571)
92
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will bring forward proposals to provide compensation for single property mortgage holders who are in negative equity.
(232153)
93
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent discussions (a) she and (b) the Minister for Housing has held with (i) the Secretary of State for Justice and (ii) the Chief Secretary to the Treasury in respect of the rate of use of charging orders by banks (A) nationalised and (B) in receipt of capitalisation by public money, resulting in the repossession of homes of people unable to keep up mortgage payments; and if she will review the application of such charging orders.
(232175)
94
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent representations she has had from the Citizens Advice Bureaux in respect of mortgage holders facing repossession of their homes by banks or building societies when difficulties arise with mortgage payments.
(232176)
95
N
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what funding streams provide resources to tackle deprivation in super output areas.
(231752)
96
Anne Main (St Albans): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the projected cost is of the East of England Plan Review to 2031.
(232256)
97
Anne Main (St Albans): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the cost of producing the East of England Plan published in May 2008 was.
(232257)
98
N
Robert Neill (Bromley & Chislehurst): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 6th October 2008, Official Report, column 351W, on non-domestic rates: ports, if she will place in the Library a copy of the new business rate valuation lists for each of the ports, following the recent changes made by the Valuation Office Agency.
(231972)
99
N
Robert Neill (Bromley & Chislehurst): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 6th October 2008, Official Report, column 351W, on non-domestic rates: ports, what the business names and addresses are of each of the ports or shipping firms that the Valuation Office Agency has retrospectively revalued.
(231973)
100
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which local authorities built council houses in 2007; and how many houses were completed by each authority in that year.
(232353)
101
N
Helen Southworth (Warrington South): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate she has made of the number of tenants of private landlords where the landlord has a buy-to-let mortgage on the property occupied by the tenant.
(231810)
102
N
Helen Southworth (Warrington South): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will take steps to protect the residency of tenants within the private rented sector in circumstances where their landlord has defaulted on a buy-to-let mortgage and the lender wishes to sell the property to recover mortgage arrears.
(231811)
103
Sarah Teather (Brent East): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many domestic energy performance certificates have been registered on the central database for properties in each rating band; and what the average (a) current and (b) potential energy efficiency rating is for registered properties.
(232359)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
104
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will hold discussions with the Swimming Teachers' Association on its Go for Gold scheme; and if he will make a statement.
(232354)
105
N
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many staff work for Visit Britain; and how many staff are planned to work for Visit Britain in each of the next three years.
(231620)
106
N
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many Visit Britain offices there are (a) in the UK and (b) overseas.
(231621)
107
N
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much funding his Department provided for Visit Britain (a) in 2008-09 and (b) in each of the previous five years.
(231623)
108
N
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much public funding is being provided to Visit England in 2008-09.
(231637)
109
N
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate he has made of the proportion of guest houses and hotels that are fully wheelchair accessible.
(231375)
110
N
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate he has made of the tourism balance of payments in each year since 1997.
(231376)
111
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent assessment he has made of whether betting shop gambling terminals comply with the Government's licensing policy objectives.
(232166)
112
N
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether his Department has provided guidance to licensing authorities on the use of ID Clubscan scanners in licensed premises as a condition of entry into the premises.
(231634)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence
113
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether a design review of the Trident nuclear warhead has taken place in the last 12 months; and if he will make a statement.
(232360)
114
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he expects a pre-construction safety report to be submitted to the Health and Safety Executive's Nuclear Installations Inspectorate on the planned construction of a uranium enrichment facility at AWE Aldermaston.
(232377)
115
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on what date the Royal Berkshire Hospital last took part in a Level 1 emergency exercise for an Atomic Weapons Establishment site; and when the hospital is next scheduled to participate in such an exercise.
(232434)
116
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his most recent estimate is of the costs arising from the July 2007 flooding at the Atomic Weapons Establishment sites.
(232435)
117
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on what date the next stocktake meeting between the Government and the US Administration under the 1958 Mutual Defence Agreement is scheduled to take place.
(232436)
118
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether a Ministry of Defence Police complement is stationed at RAF Welford.
(232437)
119
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will place in the Library a redacted copy of JSP 440 Supplement 1: The Defence Manual of Security, Directive for the Security of Nuclear Weapons and Special Nuclear Materials.
(232438)
120
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for what reasons implementation of the Military Lands Act byelaws at his Department's sites has not taken place in accordance with the published timetable.
(232439)
121
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what procedures are in place to monitor AWE Management Ltd's retention of a nuclear baseline which demonstrates that its organisational structures, staffing and competences remain sufficient to maintain nuclear safety at the Atomic Weapons Establishment sites operated by the company.
(232440)
122
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 26th June 2008, Official Report, column 447W, on AWE Burghfield: planning permission, what the reasons are for the revisions to the timetable for submitting planning applications for new development at Atomic Weapons Establishment sites.
(232441)
123
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what criteria the nuclear weapons convoy group has to meet to pass the annual nuclear standardisation test.
(232442)
124
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what guidance his Department has issued on the conduct of risk assessments of potential routes for nuclear warhead convoys; and what factors are taken into account in such assessments.
(232443)
125
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment he has made of the security situation in Afghanistan.
(232430)
126
N
Mr Julian Brazier (Canterbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the availability of suitable Royal Navy Reserve candidates for the post of Commander Maritime Reserves.
(231003)
127
N
Mr Julian Brazier (Canterbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what consultations he has had with Royal Navy and Royal Marine reservists on the possibility of replacing Commander Maritime Reserves with a regular Royal Navy officer.
(231004)
128
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will meet the Parliamentary All-Party CND Group to discuss nuclear disarmament policy.
(232155)
129
N
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he has received proposals to expedite progress on Future Lynx.
(232046)
130
Mrs Joan Humble (Blackpool North & Fleetwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps have been taken in response to the recommendation of the Deepcut Review to issue to each recruit an induction booklet explaining procedures and sanctions relating to bullying and harassment.
(232345)
131
Mrs Joan Humble (Blackpool North & Fleetwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many complaints by new recruits to the armed forces of bullying or harassment were (a) made, (b) upheld and (c) not upheld in 2007.
(232346)
132
Mrs Joan Humble (Blackpool North & Fleetwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will set a date on which the minimum age for the voluntary recruitment of persons into Her Majesty's Armed Services will be raised in accordance with the terms of the United Nations Optional Protocol on the Rights of Children in Armed Conflict.
(232347)
133
Mrs Joan Humble (Blackpool North & Fleetwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps have been taken in response to Recommendation 8 of the Blake review for a regular Army Training and Recruitment Agency audit of the physical and psychological environment of the training estate to be conducted.
(232431)
134
Mrs Joan Humble (Blackpool North & Fleetwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the statement of 7th June 2007, Official Report, columns 26-8WS, on improved support for families, what response he has received from the Scottish Executive on whether provision could be made for inquiries into the deaths abroad of service personnel to take place in Scotland.
(232460)
135
N
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the (a) total payload and (b) flexibility of the weapons system of the (i) Tornado aircraft to be deployed in Afghanistan and (ii) Harrier aircraft to be withdrawn from Afghanistan; and if he will make a statement.
(231749)
136
N
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 27th October 2008, Official Report, column 622W, on Afghanistan, what his reasons were for not stating which of Helmand's districts are under the control of the International Security Assistance Force, the Afghan National Security Forces and the government of Afghanistan.
(231822)
137
Patrick Mercer (Newark): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the ratio is of (a) British combat armed personnel to UK Chinook helicopters deployed in Afghanistan, (b) British combat armed personnel to UK Apache helicopters deployed in Afghanistan and (c) UK Apache helicopters to UK Chinook helicopters deployed in Afghanistan.
(232248)
138
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what representations he has received on the broadcast of the Undercover Soldier programme by the British Broadcasting Corporation; what measures are in place to control covert recording of (a) sensitive and (b) defence establishments; and if he will make a statement.
[R] (232095)
139
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the number of former members of the armed forces diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
[R] (232096)
140
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the number of armed forces personnel with post-traumatic stress disorder; and if he will make a statement.
[R] (232097)
141
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many parcels sent to members of the armed forces serving in operations abroad under the free parcel service were (a) delayed and (b) destroyed in the last period for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
[R] (232098)
142
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what limits have been placed on the number of parcels that can be sent to members of the armed forces serving in Afghanistan under the free parcels service; upon what basis these limits were established; and if he will make a statement.
[R] (232099)
143
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the demand for the free parcel service to members of the armed forces serving in Afghanistan; and if he will make a statement.
[R] (232100)
144
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost to the public purse has been of visits by the Defence Information Infrastructure (Future) project programme to (a) Belize, (b) the Falkland Islands, (c) Germany, (d) Kathmandu, (e) Naples and (f) other overseas sites; if he will place in the Library the itinerary of each of these visits, detailing who was present, for how long the visit took place, and what progress was achieved as a consequence of each visit; and if he will make a statement.
[R] (232101)
145
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people are employed on the Defence Information Infrastructure (Future) programme on overseas solutions (a) in the United Kingdom and (b) at each overseas location; and if he will make a statement.
[R] (232102)
146
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) civilians, (b) serving members of the armed forces and (c) consultants (i) are and (ii) have been employed in the Defence Information Infrastructure (Future) programme; and if he will make a statement.
[R] (232103)
147
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost has been of the Defence Information Infrastructure (Future) programme to date; what assessment he has made of the reasons for the time taken by the programme; what estimate he has made of the cost of these delays; and if he will make a statement.
[R] (232104)
148
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he expects a design solution to be available under the Defence Information Infrastructure (Future) programme for the Falkland Islands; and if he will make a statement.
[R] (232106)
149
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the reasons are for the time taken to (a) design and (b) implement an effective encryption mechanism under the Defence Information Infrastructure (Future) programme; and if he will make a statement.
[R] (232107)
150
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress has been made on the Defence Information Infrastructure (Future) programme in Kathmandu; when he expects the project to be completed; and if he will make a statement.
[R] (232108)
151
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he expects the completion of an overseas design solution for the Defence Information Infrastructure (Future) programme; what the reasons are for the time taken; and if he will make a statement.
[R] (232110)
152
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what support is available to former members of the armed forces who, consequent on leaving the armed forces, are thought to be experiencing problems with (a) drugs and (b) alcohol; and if he will make a statement.
[R] (232112)
153
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what research is being conducted or evaluated by his Department into the number of criminal convictions of former members of the armed forces; and if he will make a statement.
[R] (232237)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change
154
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, whether the proposal to indemnify the new parent body organisation to manage the Sellafield Site Licence Company against uninsurable liability claims was considered by the European Commission under state aid rules prior to finalising the agreement with the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority.
(232171)
155
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, on which date the previous Energy Minister, the right hon. Member for Croydon North, placed in the Library a copy of the departmental minute covering the indemnification of the new Sellafield parent body organisation, to which reference was made in the letter by the then Energy Minister to the Chairman of the Committee on Public Accounts on 14th July 2008.
(232173)
156
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, whether the special representatives on (a) international energy issues and (b) carbon trading receive remuneration in respect of those roles.
(232468)
157
Dr Howard Stoate (Dartford): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what assessment he has made of proposals to create a high voltage direct current supergrid covering Europe, the Middle East and North Africa as a means of allowing renewable energy from a variety of sources to be transmitted across the region in a secure and cost-effective fashion; and if he will make a statement.
(232374)
158
Dr Howard Stoate (Dartford): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what steps he is taking in conjunction with EU partners to help promote and facilitate the development of Concentrated Solar Power stations in the desert regions of North Africa; and if he will make a statement.
(232375)
159
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, if he will review the Government decision in respect of funding for the WISE project at the UK Centre for Alternative Technology in Machynlleth.
(232177)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
160
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the effects on human health of modern experimental hazardous waste incinerators; and if he will make a statement.
(232283)
161
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the extent of regulatory compliance of commercial hazardous waste incinerators; and what procedures are in place for the inspection of such incinerators.
(232304)
162
Mr John Leech (Manchester, Withington): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what consideration he has given to the introduction of binding regulations to provide that timber used in new buildings is sourced in a legal and sustainable manner.
(232125)
163
N
Robert Neill (Bromley & Chislehurst): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Beckenham of 9th October 2008, Official Report, column 746W, on the Waste and Resources Action Programme, what remit was given to Chelgate Ltd; and what each of the resource efficiency issues were that were developed.
(231969)
164
N
Robert Neill (Bromley & Chislehurst): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Beckenham of 9th October 2008, Official Report, column 746W, on the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP), what WRAP's definition is of a resource efficiency issue.
(231970)
165
N
Robert Neill (Bromley & Chislehurst): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Beckenham of 9th October 2008, Official Report, column 746W, on the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP), whether the use of Chelgate Ltd to contact public policy makers and opinion formers from outside WRAP's established stakeholder groups, included liaising with (a) representatives of political parties, (b) hon. Members and (c) noble Lords.
(231971)
166
Dr Richard Taylor (Wyre Forest): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 21st October 2008, Official Report, column 178W, on oil: waste management, what measures are in place to ensure the collection and correct management of waste oil.
(232286)
167
Dr Richard Taylor (Wyre Forest): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 21st October 2008, Official Report, column 178W, on oil: waste management, what measures are in place to give priority to the regeneration of waste oil above its combustion.
(232287)
168
Dr Richard Taylor (Wyre Forest): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications of the European Court of Justice ruling in Case No. C-424/02, European Commission v United Kingdom for the UK's management of waste oil; and if he will make a statement.
(232288)
169
Dr Richard Taylor (Wyre Forest): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what his Department's definition is of (a) waste oil and (b) product equivalent fuel; and if he will make a statement.
(232289)
170
Dr Richard Taylor (Wyre Forest): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the likely effect of the rate of duty to apply to waste derived fuel oil from 1st November on the achievement of complete recovery of waste oil to produce product equivalent fuel.
(232290)
171
Dr Richard Taylor (Wyre Forest): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what measures are in place to encourage the complete recovery of waste oil to produce product equivalent fuel.
(232291)
172
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what his policy is on whether any reduction in bovine tuberculosis in areas which were examined by the Independent Scientific Group might be deemed as new scientific evidence.
[R] (232169)
173
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what research on bovine tuberculosis transmission has been carried out or commissioned by his Department in the areas where culling took place under the Krebs trials in the period after Professor Bourne and the Independent Scientific Group reported.
[R] (232170)
174
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will meet Helen Jenkins of the Institute of Zoology to discuss the research she has undertaken on bovine tuberculosis.
(232376)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
175
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations his Department (a) has made and (b) plans to make to other countries to seek to ensure the number of signatories to the moratorium for the death penalty increases at this year's United Nations General Assembly.
(232239)
176
Colin Challen (Morley & Rothwell): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the Answer to the right hon. Member for Richmond of 4th June 2007, Official Report, column 237W, on missile defence systems, what further discussions have taken place with the US on missile defence since the developments referred to in the Answer.
(232284)
177
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to his Afghan counterpart on the 20 year jail sentence imposed on Afghan journalist Sayed Pervez Kambaksh.
(232160)
178
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he took to mark United Nations Day on 24th October 2008.
(232191)
179
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has taken account of the counter-narcotics tactics used in Thailand by the government of that country in developing his counter-narcotics policy in Afghanistan.
(232230)
180
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Special Representative for Conflict Resolution Mechanisms receives remuneration in respect of this role.
(232467)
181
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the government of Sudan on progress towards the disarmament of militia and other government-affiliated forces in Darfur; and if he will make a statement.
(232091)
182
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the government of Sudan on the arrest of Ali Kushayb; and if he will make a statement.
(232092)
183
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what progress has been made in the multi-party Sudan People's Initiative since its announcement in July 2008; and what discussions officials in his Department have had with the government of Sudan regarding this initiative.
(232093)
184
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received of allegations that Rwandan forces are involved in the fighting in North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo; and if he will make a statement.
(232094)
185
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what progress has been made on the establishment of a trading and advisory support package to improve the security situation in the Niger Delta, referred to in the Prime Minister's press conference with the President of Nigeria on 18th July 2008; and what (a) financial and (b) technical assistance the Government plans to contribute.
(232105)
186
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what progress has been made towards establishing a maritime security training centre in the Gulf of Guinea referred to in the Prime Minister's press conference with the President of Nigeria on 18th July 2008; and what (a) financial and (b) technical assistance the Government plans to contribute.
(232109)
187
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with UN counterparts on the international trade in stolen Nigerian oil; and what proposals the Government has put forward to reduce the trade.
(232111)
188
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what progress has been made towards the development of a country-wide plan of action and strategy to combat gender violence in Democratic Republic of Congo; and what assistance the UK has given towards this task.
(232113)
189
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how often the Friends of Pakistan group of which the UK is a member meets; what its objectives are; and if he will make a statement.
(232114)
190
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what proposals the Government has put forward to strengthen co-ordination in Burma between the UN Secretary-General's Good Offices, the Security Council, the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, the Human Rights Council, the Group of Friends and the Focus Group; and if he will make a statement.
(232115)
191
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions have been held with UN Security Council counterparts on the UN Secretary General's visit to Burma in December 2008 and his objectives for the visit, including specific benchmarks that the military regime must meet.
(232117)
192
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of Zimbabwean refugees who have fled to Botswana since March 2008; what assessment he has made of their security and safety; and if he will make a statement.
(232118)
193
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate has been made of the number of abductions and attacks against civilians by the Lord's Resistance Army along the Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan and Central African Republic borders; and if he will make a statement.
(232120)
194
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the government of (a) Kenya, (b) Sudan and (c) Somalia on the destination of the cargo aboard the Ukranian freighter Faina which was seized by pirates in the Gulf of Aden in September 2008; and if he will make a statement.
(232121)
195
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what his policy is on proposals for a tracking system for oil similar to the Kimberley process.
(232236)
196
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Government supports proposals for an increase in the number of UN troops deployed in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
(232240)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
197
Mr Richard Bacon (South Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, by what means a GP practice may transfer the medical records of patients who leave its catchment area and register with another practice.
(232355)
198
Mr Richard Bacon (South Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many primary care trusts permit the transfer of patient records between GPs' practices (a) by electronic means, (b) on paper only and (c) by both paper and electronic means.
(232356)
199
Mr Richard Bacon (South Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his Department's policy is on the practice of electronic transfer of patient records between GPs outside of the GP2GP system.
(232357)
200
Mr Richard Bacon (South Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many primary care trusts convert electronic patient records into paper documentation for the purposes of transfer between GPs practices; how many of those are known to have made errors in the transcription of such documents; and how many such errors are known to have been made in the last three years.
(232358)
201
N
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what treatments have been considered but not recommended for use by the NHS by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) in the last five years; what conditions such treatments were principally intended to treat; and what judgement NICE reached on the efficacy of each such treatment.
(231816)
202
N
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he has issued guidance to the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) on the weight to be accorded to representations from patient groups in its evaluation of the value for money of treatments; and what weight was given by NICE to the representations of patient groups during its evaluation of sequential use of anti-TNF treatments.
(231817)
203
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations he has received on his Department's proposals for a mandatory code of practice for the alcohol industry; and if he will make a statement.
(232134)
204
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost of treating patients with a primary or secondary diagnosis of excessive alcohol consumption was in each of the last 10 years.
(232135)
205
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of visits to accident and emergency departments related to patients requiring treatment where the primary or secondary diagnosis was excessive alcohol consumption in each of the last five years.
(232136)
206
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost of ambulance and paramedic journeys to treat patients where excessive alcohol consumption was a primary or secondary diagnosis was in each of the last five years.
(232137)
207
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of ambulance and paramedic journeys related to patients requiring treatment following the consumption of excessive alcohol in each of the last five years.
(232138)
208
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much was spent by the NHS on drugs to combat alcohol dependency in each of the last 10 years.
(232139)
209
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent estimate he has made of the incidence of alcohol and cocaine poly-addiction.
(232140)
210
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much each NHS trust spent on (a) security guards and (b) other security measures to protect patients and staff in each of the last three years.
(232141)
211
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent estimate he has made of the number of people with hepatitis C infections.
(232142)
212
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much was spent on specialist treatment services for alcohol misuse and addiction in each of the last 10 years.
(232143)
213
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients (a) under 10, (b) between 11 and 15, (c) between 16 and 18, (d) between 19 and 25 and (e) over 25 years old were admitted to hospital through accident and emergency departments in each health trust with a primary or secondary diagnosis of injury caused by a blade or sharp or pointed implement in each of the last three years.
(232144)
214
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 27th October 2008, Official Report, column 665W, on teenage pregnancy, when the memorandum of understanding was put in place; and when the first quarterly report on progress will be made.
(232366)
215
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 15th October 2008, Official Report, column 1348W, on dementia: drugs, what the reasons are for the time taken to publish the national dementia strategy.
(232367)
216
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 18th February 2008, Official Report, column 298W, on malnutrition: standards, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of the arrangements that general practitioners have in place to ensure the identification of patients with malnutrition; and if he will make a statement.
(232368)
217
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) improvement plans, (b) warning letters, (c) statutory requirement notices, (d) changes to conditions of registration and (e) cancellations of registration were issued by the Commission for Social Care Inspection in each category of care in 2007-08.
(232370)
218
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much Government funding was provided for medical research into dementia in (a) 2006-07 and (b) 2007-08; and what percentage of the health research budget this represented in each year.
(232371)
219
Frank Cook (Stockton North): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which organisations are still under consideration for funding under the Third Sector Investment Programme for 2009.
(232234)
220
Frank Cook (Stockton North): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which organisations were unsuccessful in their applications for the second stage of the Third Sector Investment Programme for 2009.
(232235)
221
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent steps the Government has taken to improve healthcare services for those diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.
(231630)
222
N
Frank Dobson (Holborn & St Pancras): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many post holders in his Department receive a London living allowance of £8,400 per month.
(230647)
223
N
Frank Dobson (Holborn & St Pancras): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the Commercial Director of his Department is permitted to make donations to a political party in (a) the UK and (b) the USA under the terms of his contract with the Department.
(230648)
224
N
Frank Dobson (Holborn & St Pancras): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the terms are of the individual performance agreement of the Commercial Director of his Department.
(230649)
225
N
Frank Dobson (Holborn & St Pancras): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the highest bonus was paid to any post holder in his Department in 2007-08.
(230650)
226
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the effect on expenditure by his Department of the ban on smoking in public places and in the workplace; and what estimate he has made of the likely effect on such expenditure over each of the next five years.
(231814)
227
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he plans to publish the Carter Review of Pathology Services.
(232167)
228
Sandra Gidley (Romsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the financial effect on primary care trusts of the proposed change in value added tax rules which will apply when employing temporary staff from agencies.
(232190)
229
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS dentists there were on a (a) full-time equivalent and (b) headcount basis in (i) Peterborough, (ii) Cambridgeshire and (iii) the East of England in each of the last five years.
(232361)
230
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many doctors per 100,000 residents there were in (a) Peterborough and (b) Cambridgeshire in each year since 1997.
(232362)
231
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many nursing homes inspected by the Commission for Social Care Inspection in (a) Peterborough and (b) Cambridgeshire received a (i) 0 star rating (poor), (ii) 1 star rating (adequate), (iii) 2 star rating (good) and (iv) 3 star rating (excellent) in each year since 2000.
(232363)
232
N
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many responses he has received to the consultation on the NHS constitution from (a) national organisations, (b) NHS staff and (c) members of the public, broken down by strategic health authority area of origin.
(232038)
233
N
Mr Michael Meacher (Oldham West & Royton): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his reasons were for rejecting funding applications for research into the deaths of two women with raised levels of brain aluminium, following the 1988 Lowermoor water poisoning episode; what the reasons were for not giving full access to his Department's records to the coroner over this matter as requested; whether officials who worked on the incident in 1988 have given advice to inform his latest decision; and whether he has consulted the Chief Medical Officer on the matter.
(231819)
234
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the prevalence of hepatitis B in each strategic health authority area.
(232446)
235
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the regulatory (a) agencies and (b) non-departmental public bodies sponsored by his Department will recover their full costs of regulation from fees in the 2008-09 financial year.
(232449)
236
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answers of 22nd April 2008, Official Report, column 1990W and 6th June on NHS care records, when the registers of service were transferred to the Spine; and where they were held prior to being transferred.
(232450)
237
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will place in the Library a copy of HM Revenue and Customs correspondence files relating to securing access to the tax return database to complete the analysis of consultants NHS and private incomes undertaken by his Department.
(232451)
238
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, in which regions those consultants funded by his Department and included in its analysis of consultant NHS and private income worked; and what other studies involving interrogation of consultants' and future consultants' tax returns he has commissioned in the last 11 years.
(232452)
239
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 health commissioners on hepatitis B services.
(232454)
240
N
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the budget for the (a) Carcinogenicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and Environment Committee, (b) Medical Aspects of Radiation in the Environment Committee, (c) Medical Effects of Air Pollution Committee, (d) Independent Reconfiguration Panel and (e) National Joint Registry Steering Committee was in each year for the last five years.
(231566)
241
N
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans his Department has to review the efficacy of the (a) Carcinogenicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and Environment Committee, (b) Medical Aspects of Radiation in the Environment Committee, (c) Independent Reconfiguration Panel and (d) National Joint Registry Steering Committee.
(231567)
242
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the likely level of takeup of prescription home delivery services by (a) large dispensing appliance contractors and (b) all dispensing appliance contractors under his proposals for changes to the Part IX remuneration regime; and if he will make a statement.
(232087)
243
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what budget was allocated for the work of (a) Monitor, (b) the Standing Dental Advisory Committee and (c) the Doctors and Dentists Review Body in each of the last five years.
(232433)
244
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when his Department last reviewed the work of (a) Monitor, (b) the Standard Dental Advisory Committee, (c) the Doctors and Dentists Review Body, (d) the NHS Litigation Authority, (e) the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement, (f) the NHS Business Services Authority and (g) the NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency; and if he will place copies of each such review in the Library.
(232455)
245
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many paid officials work for (a) Monitor, (b) the Standing Dental Advisory Committee, (c) the Doctors and Dentists Review Body, (d) the NHS Litigation Authority, (e) the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement, (f) the NHS Business Services Authority and (g) the NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency.
(232456)
246
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether any office premises are shared between each of (a) Monitor, (b) the Standing Dental Advisory Committee, (c) the Doctors and Dentist Review Body, (d) the NHS Litigation Authority, (e) the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement, (f) the NHS Business Services Authority and (g) the NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency and another publicly-funded body; and what rent each organisation paid for its offices in the last 12 months.
(232457)
247
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will meet the Dispensing Doctors Association to discuss the Pharmacy White Paper consultations.
(232243)
248
N
Helen Southworth (Warrington South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many children in (a) Warrington and (b) England have a body mass index which indicates obesity.
(231809)
249
N
Helen Southworth (Warrington South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people living in (a) Warrington, (b) the North West and (c) England have been diagnosed with (i) coronary heart disease, (ii) diabetes and (iii) food related allergies.
(231812)
250
N
Hywel Williams (Caernarfon): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps are being taken to (a) reduce the number of people with mental health problems being sent to prison and (b) improve the quality and availability of mental health care in prisons.
(231744)
251
Stephen Williams (Bristol West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the prospects for patient choice for patients using home delivery services for intermittent catheters under Part IX of the Drug Tariff.
(232385)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
252
Ms Celia Barlow (Hove): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether provisions to enable local authorities to license lap dancing clubs as sex encounter establishments will be included in the forthcoming Policing and Crime Reduction Bill.
(232258)
253
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much her Department and its executive agencies spent on (a) recruitment consultants and (b) external recruitment advertising in each of the last five financial years.
(232295)
254
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, who is permitted to have access to the information contained on the police national computer.
(232296)
255
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many drugs seizures have been made by officers at the Serious and Organised Crime Agency in each of the last two years.
(232297)
256
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many illegal guns have been seized by police in each of the last 10 years.
(232298)
257
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of the capability of UK law enforcement agencies to seize illegal drugs and weapons from vessels in British waters.
(232299)
258
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of the effectiveness of crime and disorder reduction partnerships.
(232300)
259
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how best practice on measures to combat anti-social behaviour is (a) assessed and (b) shared with others by her Department.
(232301)
260
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) male and (b) female victims of childhood sexual abuse there were in each of the last 10 years.
(232302)
261
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many anti-social behaviour orders have been (a) issued and (b) breached in each criminal justice system area since 31st December 2005.
(232369)
262
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will bring forward proposals to reimburse all or part of the costs to local authorities of installing CCTV technologies used by the police.
(232154)
263
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to review the procedures for recording crime statistics following the recent discovery of faults in the recording mechanisms for serious crime.
(232172)
264
N
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many front line police officers there were in Bournemouth and Poole in each of the last 10 years.
(231658)
265
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many foreign nationals were removed from the UK after they had been admitted to the country in each of the last 10 years.
(232408)
266
Damian Green (Ashford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to publish her Department's research and analysis on provisions for overseas domestic workers under the points-based system.
(232281)
267
N
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people the Government has been unable to deport in the last 12 months; and for what reason in each case.
(231631)
268
N
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many of the people subject to a control order the Government has attempted to deport.
(231632)
269
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many incidents of violent crime were recorded in (a) Peterborough, (b) Cambridgeshire and (c) the East of England in each of the last five years.
(232364)
270
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many hours on average were spent on patrol by police officers in (a) Peterborough and (b) Cambridgeshire in the latest period for which figures are available.
(232365)
271
N
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has for the long-term funding of independent domestic violence advisers in (a) Hampshire and (b) England and Wales.
(231626)
272
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what data her Department holds on the number of economic migrants working in the care and health sectors.
(232453)
273
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which police forces have posted ward and sub-ward level crime maps of their areas on the internet.
(232231)
274
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what percentage of individuals from each police force area who have details stored on the National DNA Database have been found guilty of an offence.
(232328)
275
Sarah Teather (Brent East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what resources have been provided for the Security Industry Authority to meet the requirement on it to confirm the right to work of licence holders.
(232342)
276
Sarah Teather (Brent East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Security Industry Authority licence holders have had their licences revoked incorrectly following inaccurate information being provided by her Department on their right to work.
(232343)
277
Mr Shailesh Vara (North West Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 17th October 2008, Official Report, column 1539W, on the Identity and Passport Service, how much was paid out in compensation by the Identity and Passport Service in each of the last five years.
(232350)
278
Mr Shailesh Vara (North West Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 17th October 2008, Official Report, column 1539W, on the Identity and Passport Service, what account she took of the passports stolen on 28th July in formulating the Answer; and if she will make a statement.
(232351)
279
N
Hywel Williams (Caernarfon): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidelines are given to the police about the use of strip searches and the account to be taken of (a) age, (b) gender, (c) seriousness of the alleged offence and (d) the risk of subsequent self harm when deciding to conduct a strip search.
(231742)
280
Stephen Williams (Bristol West): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many foreign nationals who have been convicted of a crime in the UK are awaiting deportation.
(232384)
Questions to the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission
281
Stephen Williams (Bristol West): To ask the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, what the Commission's role is in responding to Questions from hon. Members on the funding and administration of the Parliamentary Ombudsman.
(232326)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills
282
N
Adam Afriyie (Windsor): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what Minister is responsible for his Department's Memorandum of Understanding with the British Standards Institute.
(231220)
283
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what information he holds on the number of university departments which have closed in the last five years; how many he expects to close in the next five years; and if he will make a statement.
(231815)
284
Mr John Whittingdale (Maldon & East Chelmsford): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what recent representations he has received on shortages of people with the necessary skills for employment in the video games development industry; and if he will make a statement.
(232309)
285
Mr David Willetts (Havant): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, how many postgraduate students were studying for (a) doctorates, (b) Masters degrees and (c) other postgraduate qualifications in the latest period for which figures are available, broken down by socio-economic group.
(232259)
286
Mr David Willetts (Havant): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, how many and what proportion of university applications made by students at (a) maintained schools and (b) further education colleges were to Russell Group universities in the last 12 months.
(232260)
287
Mr David Willetts (Havant): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, when the annual review on the Science and Innovation Framework will be published.
(232261)
288
Mr David Willetts (Havant): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, how many (a) UK nationals, (b) nationals of other EU member states and (c) non-EU nationals were (i) applicants and (ii) accepted applicants for university degree courses in (A) chemistry, (B) physics, (C) mathematics, (D) computer science and (E) engineering for the 2008-09 academic year.
(232262)
289
Mr David Willetts (Havant): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, how many and what percentage of (a) 16, (b) 17, (c) 18, (d) 19, (e) 20, (f) 21, (g) 22, (h) 23 and (i) 24 year olds were not in employment, education or training in each of the last five years.
(232263)
290
Mr David Willetts (Havant): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, how much was spent on widening participation in higher education in each year since 1999-2000; and how much has been spent on (a) outreach activity to raise aspirations and attainment among potential students, (b) improving retention and (c) widening access and improving provision for students with disabilities in each of these years.
(232264)
291
Mr David Willetts (Havant): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what progress has been made on the grant programme for evaluating institutional practice relating to student retention in higher education; and whether any awards have been determined to date.
(232265)
292
Mr David Willetts (Havant): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what the timetable is for publication of the reports by the nine higher education review groups.
(232266)
293
Mr David Willetts (Havant): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, following the conclusions of the Wakeham review of Physics, which subject area will be the next to be covered in the series of reviews into the health of key research disciplines.
(232267)
294
Mr David Willetts (Havant): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what proportion of successful undergraduate university applicants from (a) the UK, (b) EU member states other than the UK and (c) non-EU states were accepted for a science, technology, engineering or mathematics course in each year since 2002.
(232268)
295
Mr David Willetts (Havant): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 20th October 2008, Official Report, columns 103-4W, on admissions to higher education, if he will provide a breakdown of the figures for expenditure on student support in each year in accordance with the categories in footnote 4 of the table.
(232279)
296
Mr David Willetts (Havant): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Huntingdon of 23rd October 2008, Official Report, columns 551-2W, on physics: higher education, what the figures provided in the Answer would be if expressed in real terms in 2008-09 prices.
(232293)
297
Stephen Williams (Bristol West): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what estimate his Department has made of the proportion of first degree undergraduates with a parental household income of around (a) £25,000, (b) £30,000, (c) £40,000, (d) £50,000, (e) £60,000 and (f) £70,000.
(232386)
298
Stephen Williams (Bristol West): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, how many of the October 2008 cohort of undergraduates entering higher education were from each decile of parental household income.
(232387)
299
Stephen Williams (Bristol West): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, how much the Train to Gain programme cost in the latest year for which figures are available, broken down by main budget heading.
(232388)
300
Stephen Williams (Bristol West): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, how much his Department has spent on Ufi and learndirect in (a) the most recent year for which figures are available and (b) each of the previous five years, broken down by main budget heading.
(232389)
301
Stephen Williams (Bristol West): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, how much his Department spent on apprenticeships in (a) the most recent year for which figures are available and (b) in each of the previous five years, broken down by main budget heading.
(232390)
302
Stephen Williams (Bristol West): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, how much his Department has spent on (a) fee and (b) maintenance grants for part-time students in each year since 2005.
(232391)
303
Stephen Williams (Bristol West): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, how many part-time undergraduates were awarded full (a) fees and (b) maintenance grant in each year since 2005.
(232392)
304
Stephen Williams (Bristol West): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, how much his Department spent on the offender learning and skills service in (a) the most recent year for which figures are available and (b) in each of the previous five years, broken down by main budget heading.
(232393)
305
Stephen Williams (Bristol West): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, how much his Department spent on further education for those over 19 years of age in (a) the most recent year for which figures are available and (b) in each of the previous five years, broken down by main budget heading.
(232394)
306
Stephen Williams (Bristol West): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, how much his Department spent on technology strategy activities in (a) the most recent year for which figures are available and (b) in each of the previous five years, broken down by main budget heading.
(232395)
307
Stephen Williams (Bristol West): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, how much his Department spent on the Adult Education and Skills Strategy in (a) the most recent year for which figures are available and (b) in each of the previous five years, broken down by main budget heading.
(232396)
308
Stephen Williams (Bristol West): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what targets his Department has set to (a) improve the international performance of the UK research base and (b) increase the overall innovation performance of the UK economy.
(232397)
309
Stephen Williams (Bristol West): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what estimate he has made of the overall level of co-funding by (a) adults and (b) employers to Learning and Skills Council 19+ employer responsive provision, including adult apprenticeships, 19+ Train to Gain funding and 19+ employer-based NVQs.
(232398)
310
Stephen Williams (Bristol West): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what estimate he has made of the overall level of co-funding by (a) employers and (b) individuals for part-time undergraduate qualifications in relation to (a) first degrees and (b) other undergraduate qualifications.
(232399)
311
Stephen Williams (Bristol West): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what proportion of 17 to 20 year olds have entered part-time higher education; and what proportion entered to undertake (a) first degrees and (b) other undergraduate qualifications in the most recent period for which figures are available.
(232401)
312
Stephen Williams (Bristol West): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what proportion of 17 to 20 year olds with (a) A levels, (b) ACVEs, (c) BTEC Level 3, (d) other vocational Level 3 qualifications and (e) advanced apprenticeships entered (i) part-time first degrees and (ii) part-time other undergraduate qualifications in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(232402)
313
Stephen Williams (Bristol West): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, when his Department will be bringing forward proposals to introduce a statutory right to request adult training from April 2010.
(232403)
314
Stephen Williams (Bristol West): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, how many calls have been made to the Student Loan Company's premium rate telephone line in each year since 2000; what the average duration of such calls was; what the revenue raised was; and if he will make a statement.
(232404)
315
N
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, how many responses were received to the recent consultation paper on the Artists' Resale Right derogation for deceased artists; how many submissions from artists and others supporting the case for 2010 were received; and when he plans to put the submissions from artists into the public domain.
(231751)
Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development
316
John Barrett (Edinburgh West): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the Comprehensive Peace Agreement in Sudan is upheld during the run up to the Sudanese elections in 2009.
(232161)
317
John Barrett (Edinburgh West): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that a higher percentage of aid pledged by donors is delivered in Sudan.
(232162)
318
N
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what representations he has received on the International Monetary Fund's placing of caps on teacher recruitment in developing countries; and if he will make a statement.
(231884)
319
N
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps he plans to take to prioritise funding for education in conflict-affected fragile states; and if he will make a statement.
(231885)
320
N
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what requirements his Department makes regarding user fees when funding national primary education plans in developing countries.
(231886)
321
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department has taken to improve the (a) electricity and (b) water supply in Musa Qala, Helmand province, Afghanistan; and if he will make a statement.
(232088)
322
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what funds the Government (a) has provided and (b) plans to provide for the health clinic in Musa Qala, Helmand province, Afghanistan; and when he expects the project to be completed.
(232089)
323
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment he has made of the condition of the main bazaar road in Musa Qala, Helmand province, Afghanistan; what funding the Government has provided for the reconstruction of the road; and if he will make a statement.
(232090)
324
N
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, which Minister is responsible for the stabilisation unit.
(231750)
325
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much UK development aid was given to Pakistan in each year since 2000.
(232233)
326
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment he has made of the humanitarian situation in Burma; and if he will make a statement.
(232447)
327
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what mechanism exists for monitoring the international aid delivered to Burma following Cyclone Nargis to ensure that it is not misused or misappropriated; and if he will make a statement.
(232116)
328
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, which aid agencies have suspended their activities in northern Darfur since January 2008 owing to targeted violence.
(232122)
329
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what estimate he has made of the number of people in northern Darfur who do not have access to humanitarian aid following the withdrawal of aid groups from the region; and if he will make a statement.
(232123)
330
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what estimate he has made of the number of attacks on Christian aid workers in Afghanistan since January 2008; and if he will make a statement.
(232124)
331
Mr Shailesh Vara (North West Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if he will make a statement on his Department's aid programme in Ethiopia.
(232348)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Justice
332
N
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when he next expects to meet Land Registry officials to discuss its proposed destruction of original documents.
(230429)
333
N
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many original documents are stored by the Land Registry; and what the total number of pages stored is.
(230430)
334
N
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many pages of original documentation the Land Registry plans to destroy in November 2009; what criteria are being used to decide which documents to dispose of; and if he will make a statement.
(230431)
335
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people have been convicted of (a) possession and (b) supply of illegal drugs of each classification level in each of the last 10 years; and how many such people received (i) a custodial sentence and (ii) the maximum possible sentence in each case.
(232145)
336
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people have been disciplined or dismissed in (a) his Department and its predecessor and (b) the Prison Service for breaches of data protection or inappropriate use of personal or sensitive data in each of the last three years.
(232146)
337
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what discussions he and his officials have had with the Sentencing Guidelines Council on the introduction of guidelines for the offence of illegal broadcasting; and if he will make a statement.
(232147)
338
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people have received the maximum sentence on conviction for illegal broadcasting in each of the last 10 years.
(232148)
339
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to reduce repeat offending by those convicted of offences relating to illegal radio broadcasts.
(232149)
340
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people serving custodial sentences for each type of offence of (a) less than one month, (b) between one and three months, (c) between three and six months and (d) between six and 12 months were in prison on average at any one time in each of the last 10 years.
(232310)
341
Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what cost was incurred in changing the name of Community Legal Service Direct to Community Legal Advice; how much of this cost was spent on advertising the change of name; and if he will make a statement.
(232082)
342
Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the (a) total cost and (b) cost per unit of (i) production and (ii) distribution of the Legal Services Commission's Community Legal Advice leaflet stands was; and if he will make a statement.
(232083)
343
Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many requests there have been from hon. Members for the Legal Services Commission's Community Legal Advice leaflet stands to be distributed to their constituency offices; to how many hon. Members the leaflet stand has been sent; what cost was incurred in distributing the stand to hon. Members' constituency offices; and if he will make a statement.
(232084)
344
Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many of the Legal Services Commission's Community Legal Advice leaflet stands have been distributed since Community Legal Service Direct changed its name to Community Legal Advice; and if he will make a statement.
(232085)
345
Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, for what reason Community Legal Service Direct changed its name to Community Legal Advice; and if he will make a statement.
(232086)
346
Mr Humfrey Malins (Woking): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many young offenders found full or part-time employment within one month of release from custody in the latest period for which figures are available.
(232180)
347
Mr Humfrey Malins (Woking): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what percentage of young offenders went to (a) housing provided by a family member, (b) housing provided by a local authority or other statutory provider, (c) housing provided by a charity and (d) an address unknown to the authorities following release from custody in the latest period for which figures are available.
(232181)
348
Mr Humfrey Malins (Woking): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what measures exist to help place young offenders into employment following release from custody.
(232182)
349
Mr Humfrey Malins (Woking): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what percentage of young offenders were released from custody into full or part-time education in the latest period for which figures are available.
(232183)
350
Mr Humfrey Malins (Woking): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what educational opportunities are available for young offenders aged (a) 16 to 18 and (b) 18 to 21 years old in young offender institutions.
(232184)
351
Mr Humfrey Malins (Woking): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what percentage of young offenders in custody were unable to read or write (a) on admission and (b) on release in the latest period for which figures are available.
(232185)
352
Mr Humfrey Malins (Woking): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many hours per day were spent by inmates (a) in cell and (b) out of cell in each young offender institution in the latest period for which figures are available.
(232186)
353
Mr Humfrey Malins (Woking): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what rehabilitation programmes are available for drug users in young offender institutions.
(232187)
354
Mr Humfrey Malins (Woking): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many hours per week were spent on sport or other physical activity in each young offender institution in the latest period for which figures are available.
(232188)
355
Mr Humfrey Malins (Woking): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many hours per week were spent on education or training schemes in each young offender institution in the latest period for which figures are available.
(232189)
356
N
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many cases the Alton specialist domestic abuse court has before it; and what plans he has to expand the court's capacity to handle all sentencing.
(231624)
357
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many former members of the armed forces were taken into custody following a conviction for a violent offence in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
[R] (232294)
358
N
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if his Department will undertake a privacy impact assessment of the use of the ID Clubscan system in nightclubs.
(231633)
359
N
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether the Information Commissioner has assessed whether the ID Clubscan system used in nightclubs is a breach of data protection principles.
(231635)
360
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many offenders were released on licence from prisons in England and Wales having served less than half of their custodial sentence in the latest period for which figures are available.
(232244)
361
N
Hywel Williams (Caernarfon): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prosecutions were brought for offences committed contrary to the Security Industry Act 2001 in each region in each year since the Act came into force; and how many of these prosecutions were successful in each year.
(231741)
362
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners have escaped while under escort from prison in the last 24 months; and how many of those escapes were from (a) private taxis and (b) custom built cellular vehicles.
(232249)
363
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much the Prison Service has spent on taxis for prisoners in each of the last three years for which figures are available.
(232250)
364
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoner journeys in the Thames Valley region were made by taxi or other private hire vehicle; and at what cost in (a) 2005-06 and (b) 2006-07.
(232251)
365
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, on how many occasions during the last two years private by-hired taxis have been used to transport prisoners (a) to and (b) from Reading Young Offenders Institution; and what category the prisoners were on each occasion.
(232252)
366
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, for what use, and in what circumstances, private taxis are used for the transporting of prisoners from (a) Reading Young Offenders Institution and (b) other young offenders institutions across the country; and what guidance is given by his Department on such use.
(232253)
Questions to the Leader of the House
367
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Leader of the House, if she will put in place arrangements for questions for written answer to be tabled to Government envoys.
(232379)
368
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Leader of the House, if she will put in place arrangements for questions for written answer to be tabled to regional ministers.
(232381)
Questions to the Prime Minister
369
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Prime Minister, what rules cover those entitled to attend Cabinet meetings; and what powers he has to change such rules.
(232174)
370
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham): To ask the Prime Minister, what process was used to select the audience members at the question and answer session he held on 27th October 2008; what process was used to select the questions asked; whether any of the audience members were also members of political parties; and whether he had advance sight of any of the questions asked at the question and answer session.
(232305)
Questions to the Solicitor General
371
N
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke): To ask the Solicitor General, how many (a) prosecutions and (b) convictions for offences related to domestic violence there were in Hampshire in each of the last 10 years.
(231625)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport
372
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the cost was of providing Government cars in each of the last five years for which figures are available.
(232469)
373
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the cost of services provided to the Government Car and Despatch Agency by car and driver contractors was in each of the last five years, broken down by contractor.
(232470)
374
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what criteria are used to deternmine eligibility (a) for a Government car and (b) for access to a vehicle supplied by car and driver contractors.
(232471)
375
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many vehicles were leased by the Government Car and Despatch Agency (GCDA) to each Government department in 2007-08; and what the monetary value of the contract between the GCDA and each Government department was in that year.
(232472)
376
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many Government cars are owned by the Government Car and Despatch Agency, broken down by (a) model and (b) level of tailpipe emissions.
(232473)
377
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the extent of disruption of air traffic control communications by illegal broadcasters; and what recent discussions he has had with Ministerial colleagues at the Home Office and the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform on such incidents.
(232128)
378
N
Mr David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what payments have been made under the Appropriation Acts to cover unmet interest payments on the Humber Bridge debt in each year since 1982; and what other steps have been taken by the Government to cover the cost of Humber Bridge debt in each of those years.
(231622)
379
N
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many civil servants not in the senior civil service work in each of his Department's bargaining units on a (a) headcount and (b) full-time equivalent basis; and how many of these are employed on a (i) fixed-term, (ii) casual and (iiii) permanent basis, broken down by Civil Service grade and pay band.
(231746)
380
N
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many employment agency staff work in each of his Department's bargaining units on a (a) headcount and (b) full-time equivalent basis.
(231747)
381
N
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many (a) contractors and (b) consultants work in each of his Department's bargaining units on a (a) headcount and (b) full-time equivalent basis.
(231748)
382
Mr Brooks Newmark (Braintree): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many people were injured in accidents on roads or pavements involving motorised mobility aids in (a) Braintree constituency, (b) Essex and (c) England in each of the last 10 years.
(232282)
383
Ian Stewart (Eccles): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment has been made of the impact on the number of flights using UK airports following the introduction of aviation duty.
(232254)
384
Sarah Teather (Brent East): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which Government ministers are provided with a ministerial car; and what the cost of providing ministerial cars was in the last 12 months.
(232344)
385
N
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he or his officials last met representatives of National Express North Eastern to discuss the provisions of its franchise agreement.
(231565)
386
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has undertaken research comparing accident rates among young drivers in the UK with other European countries.
(232432)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Wales
387
N
Hywel Williams (Caernarfon): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, whether he has had discussions with the Secretary and Chief Executive of the Security Industry Authority (SIA) on establishing an administrative base for the SIA in Wales.
(231740)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
388
John Barrett (Edinburgh West): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to increase the uptake of the childcare element of working tax credit.
(232164)
389
John Barrett (Edinburgh West): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what percentage of all eligible recipients of working tax credit are currently in receipt of the childcare element.
(232165)
390
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many applications for attendance allowance were (a) made, (b) granted and (c) refused in each of the last five years; and of those applications refused, how many have been subject to (i) successful appeal, (ii) unsuccessful appeal and (iii) further review.
(232327)
391
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make an assessment of the findings of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's recent report Growing Unequal? insofar as they apply to the UK.
(232159)
392
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many residents of Bexleyheath and Crayford receive the (a) lower and (b) higher rate of the mobility component of the disability living allowance.
(232285)
393
N
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many child maintenance customers will continue to operate under the old Child Support Agency system; when he expects all customers to be transferred to the new Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission system; and if he will make a statement.
(232045)
394
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what work programme has been put in place for his Department's strategy team; and if he will make a statement.
(232378)
395
N
Andrew Selous (South West Bedfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what progress has been made on his Department's mediation with a counsellor initiative; and if he will make a statement.
(231818)
396
N
Hywel Williams (Caernarfon): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what information is provided to his Department by the Security Industry Authority on the past and present employment of security guards; and what estimate he has made of the level of benefit fraud amongst workers in the security industry in the last three years.
(231743)
397
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average period was for which jobseeker's allowance was claimed in each month in each of the last three years, broken down by the smallest geographical area for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
(232151)
398
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people claimed jobseeker's allowance for a period of (a) between six and 12 months, (b) between 12 and 24 months and (c) more than 24 months in each month in each of the last three years, broken down by the smallest geographical area for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
(232152)
399
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how long it took on average to process new jobseeker's allowance claims in each Jobcentre Plus district in each of the last 12 months.
(232280)
Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
400
N
Dr Nick Palmer (Broxtowe): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the policies on providing credit to small businesses of banks which have been recapitalised with public funds.
[Question Unstarred] (231514)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families
401
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what recent steps the Government has taken to improve children's outdoor play areas.
[Transferred] (231570)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change
402
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, with reference to the Oral Statement of 20th October 2008, Official Report, column 23, on the European Council, what the evidential basis is for his statement that the United Kingdom cannot fulfil its climate change aspirations without nuclear power.
[Transferred] (232157)
403
Mr Shailesh Vara (North West Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, pursuant to the Answer of 23rd October 2008, Official Report, columns 553-554W, on departmental special advisers, from which department's budget the Special Representative on Energy Issues will draw expenses.
[Transferred] (232349)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
404
Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many individuals within the Greater Manchester Police Authority aged (a) under 13, (b) between 13 and 15, (c) between 16 and 18 and (d) between 19 and 21 years old have a sample on the national DNA database.
[Transferred] (232303)
Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development
405
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what safeguards are in place to ensure that foreign exchange deposited in the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe by non-governmental organisations is not misappropriated; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (232119)

 
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