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The Questions Book

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Monday 2 March 2009

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


 

Questions for Oral or Written Answer
beginning on Monday 2 March 2009
(the 'Questions Book')

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Monday 2 March 2009


This paper contains only Written Questions for answer on Monday 2 March of which previous notice has been given in the Notices of Questions paper. They are arranged in alphabetical order of answering Department.

For other Written Questions for answer on Monday 2 March of which no previous notice has been given, see the Order Paper.

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


Questions to the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform
1
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, how many staff of his Department were recorded absent for non-medical reasons on (a) 2 February 2009 and (b) 3 February 2009; what estimate he has made of the (i) cost to his Department and (ii) number of working hours lost due to such absence; and what guidance his Department issued to staff in respect of absence on these days.
(260468)
2
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what recent assessment he has made of levels of entrepreneurship culture in the UK fashion industry; what steps he plans to take to increase entrepreneurial activity in other industries; and if he will make a statement.
(260326)
3
N
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, whether there has been a meeting of the Royal Mail Pension Fund Trustees to discuss the Fund's deficit, since the Secretary of State's recent meeting with the Chairman of Trustees.
(259869)
4
N
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what assessment his Department has made of the merits of options for raising revenue for Royal Mail apart from selling a minority shareholding.
(260125)
5
N
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what mechanisms his Department plans to use to assess the (a) financial strength and (b) current and future pension funding liabilities for existing employees of overseas companies expressing interest in a minority shareholding in Royal Mail.
(260126)
6
N
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, how many meetings the Chair of Royal Mail's pension fund has had with Mr Richard Hooper since he published his report.
(260127)
7
N
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what assessment his Department has made of the effects on Royal Mail's finances of establishing a universal support fund as provided for under the EU Postal Directive.
(260128)
8
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, how many and what proportion of new mothers went on maternity leave in each year since 1997.
(260239)
9
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, how many and what proportion of new fathers went on paternity leave in each year since the right to such leave was introduced.
(260266)
10
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what fees have been paid by his Department to liquidators, receivers, administrators and business advisers managing the liquidation of the Bank of Credit and Commerce International since 1991.
(260269)
11
N
Joan Ryan (Enfield North): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what steps his Department is taking to increase awareness of the (a) enterprise finance guarantee scheme and (b) working capital scheme.
(260189)
12
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, how much has been claimed in reimbursable expenses by special advisers in his Department in 2008-09 to date.
(260349)
Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
13
N
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion of the capital provided from UK Government funds via UK Financial Investments Ltd to Royal Bank of Scotland has been used to provide capital to its overseas subsidiaries.
(259124)
14
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the vulnerability of UK financial institutions to credit default swaps.
(260212)
15
Jim Dowd (Lewisham West): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the merits of identity theft insurance policies in relation to bank accounts; and what discussions his Department has had on the matter with (a) the Association of British Insurers and (b) the Royal Bank of Scotland.
(260390)
16
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 28 January 2009, Official Report, column 586W, on departmental training, what the cost of the three courses was; and which Ministers attended each course.
(260392)
17
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much his Department has spent on (a) creating and (b) managing its YouTube channel since June 2007.
(260443)
18
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many civil servants in his Department at each pay band (a) were employed in establishing its YouTube channel and (b) are employed on managing the channel.
(260444)
19
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many staff of his Department were recorded absent for non-medical reasons on (a) 2 February 2009 and (b) 3 February 2009; what estimate he has made of the (i) cost to his Department and (ii) number of working hours lost due to such absence; and what guidance his Department issued to staff in respect of absence on these days.
(260470)
20
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of the rate of change in salaries of company directors and senior executives as a result of salary pay review boards; and if he will make a statement.
(260424)
21
Sir Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to reply to the letter from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton of 15 January 2009 on Mr K Williams.
(260399)
22
Sir Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to reply to the letter from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton of 5 January 2009 on Mr E Warne.
(260401)
23
Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what percentage of working days was lost to absenteeism in HM Revenue and Customs call centres in each of the last five years.
(260330)
24
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the cost to the Exchequer of granting 100 per cent. capital allowances to all business enterprises.
(260262)
25
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what credit default swaps (a) have been issued in the last five years and (b) are held by each bank regulated by the Financial Services Authority.
(260263)
26
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he was first informed of the financial difficulties at the Royal Bank of Scotland.
(260264)
27
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will introduce legislation to require all banks regulated by the Financial Services Authority to publish an annual table showing their assets, liabilities, income, expenses, profits, employees and taxes for each jurisdiction that they operate in.
(260404)
28
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to empower the customers, employees and borrowers of banks to appoint directors of their banks.
(260405)
29
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to require all financial businesses to register derivatives with the Financial Services Authority.
(260406)
30
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to require bank directors to return the bonuses and share options that they received during 2006, 2007 and 2008.
(260407)
31
Mr Andrew Robathan (Blaby): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of UK citizens who held Lehman Brothers-backed securities at the time of the bank's collapse; whether he has commissioned research on the ways in which such products were marketed in the UK; and if he will make a statement.
(260299)
32
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of public opinion on the arrangements introduced by his Department for the management of its controlling interest in banks where UK Financial Investments is on the board.
(260194)
33
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much has been claimed in reimbursable expenses by special advisers in his Department in 2008-09 to date.
(260341)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families
34
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many pupils gained a C grade or above in GCSE mathematics in each year since 2003.
(260536)
35
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many (a) primary, (b) secondary and (c) special school pupils who were eligible for free school meals had an absence rate of 50 per cent. or above in 2007-08.
(260537)
36
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what estimate he has made of the number of pupils (a) in receipt of and (b) not in receipt of free school meals who achieved level five in English, mathematics and science at Key Stage 2 in (a) 1997, (b) 2004 and (c) the latest year for which figures are available.
(260538)
37
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what estimate he has made of the number of pupils in maintained schools who gained five or more GCSEs at grade A or A* in 2006 who gained three or more A levels at Grade A in 2008.
(260540)
38
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many pupils registered as gifted and talented gained five or more GCSEs at grade A or A* in the latest year for which figures are available.
(260541)
39
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many and what proportion of children in each decile of area deprivation by (a) pupil residence and (b) school location were classified as persistent absentees in each of the last three years.
(260542)
40
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many pupils in maintained schools obtained level 9 or above in (a) mathematics, (b) English and (c) science at Key Stage 3 in the latest year for which figures are available.
(260543)
41
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what mechanisms are in place to ensure that funding allocated to local authority learning disability budgets is not spent on other areas; and if he will make a statement.
(260531)
42
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many staff of his Department were recorded absent for non-medical reasons on (a) 2 February 2009 and (b) 3 February 2009; what estimate he has made of the (i) cost to his Department and (ii) number of working hours lost due to such absence; and what guidance his Department issued to staff in respect of absence on these days.
(260471)
43
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many schools have adopted alternative performance standards from those set out in Building Bulletin 93 (a) in 2008 and (b) since Building Bulletin 93 came into force.
(260386)
44
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many schools have been found to be non-compliant with Building Bulletin 93 for acoustic conditions (a) in 2008 and (b) since Building Bulletin 93 came into force.
(260387)
45
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many schools have been tested for the quality of acoustics (a) in 2008 and (b) since Building Bulletin 93 came into force.
(260388)
46
Kelvin Hopkins (Luton North): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what the total cost was of providing the (a) £10, (b) £20, (c) £30 and (d) bonus payment of the education maintenance allowance for the last three years for which figures are available.
(260396)
47
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, pursuant to the Answer of 11 February 2009, Official Report, column 2117W, on special educational needs: pupil exclusions, why the figures in the Answer were not broken down by SEN.
(260244)
48
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, pursuant to the Answer of 24 February 2009, Official Report, columns 755-6W, on special educational needs, what the names are of the four schools referred to in the Answer.
(260245)
49
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many pupils without a statement of special educational needs achieved at least one A* to G grade at GCSE in each year since 1997.
(260286)
50
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many and what percentage of mainstream schools in each local authority area had more than (a) five per cent. and (b) 10 per cent. of pupils with statements of special educational need in 2008.
(260287)
51
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what percentage of children in each decile of area deprivation by (a) pupil residence and (b) school location have been recorded as having (i) statemented and (ii) non-statemented special educational needs.
(260288)
52
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many and what percentage of pupils with statemented special educational needs of behavioural, emotional or social difficulties were given (a) one, (b) two, (c) three, (d) four, (e) five and (f) more than five fixed-period exclusions from (i) mainstream primary and (ii) mainstream secondary schools in 2007-08.
(260289)
53
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many and what percentage of pupils with statemented special educational needs of behavioural, emotional or social difficulties attended mainstream schools in each local authority in the last 12 months for which records are available.
(260290)
54
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, pursuant to the Answer of 25 February 2009, Official Report, column 802W, on children: local services, what methodology was used to allocate the funds between local authorities.
(260477)
55
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, pursuant to the Answer of 25 February 2009, Official Report, columns 816-7W, on special educational needs: disadvantaged, what the proportion of pupils with special educational needs was in each (a) decile and (b) year referred to in the table.
(260480)
56
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, pursuant to the Answer of 11 February 2009, Official Report, column 2117W, on special educational needs: pupil exclusions, how much of each category of expenditure detailed in the Answer was incurred (a) in each local authority area and (b) in respect of each type of special educational need.
(260486)
57
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, in which (a) special and (b) mainstream schools more than 50 per cent. of pupils were on free school meals, more than four per cent. of pupils were children in care, and more than 20 per cent. of pupils had statements of special educational needs in the last period for which figures are available.
(260504)
58
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many and what proportion of pupils who were eligible for free school meals, had statements of special educational needs and were children in care were given (a) fixed-term and (b) permanent exclusions in the most recent school year for which figures are available.
(260505)
59
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many pupils in each local authority area who were eligible for free school meals, had statements of special educational needs and were children in care, attended mainstream schools in 2008.
(260506)
60
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many and what proportion of children in care with statements of special educational needs attended mainstream secondary schools at which fewer than (a) 10 per cent., (b) 20 per cent. and (c) 30 per cent. of pupils obtained fewer than five A* to C grades in GCSEs including English and mathematics in 2007-08.
(260507)
61
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many and what proportion of pupils with statements of special educational needs attended mainstream secondary schools at which fewer than (a) 10 per cent., (b) 20 per cent. and (c) 30 per cent. of pupils obtained fewer than five A* to C grades in GCSEs including English and mathematics in 2007-08.
(260508)
62
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many and what proportion of children in care attended mainstream secondary schools at which fewer than (a) 10 per cent., (b) 20 per cent. and (c) 30 per cent. of pupils obtained fewer than five A* to C grades in GCSEs including English and mathematics in 2007-08.
(260509)
63
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many pupils with statements of special educational needs for autism were given (a) fixed-term and (b) permanent exclusion from mainstream schools in each year since 1997; and what the reasons for such exclusions were.
(260517)
64
N
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, whether play workers running open-access schemes are required by his Department to register on the Ofsted (a) early years and (b) childcare register.
(260124)
65
N
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what estimate he has made of the number of men working in childcare settings; and what steps he is taking to increase that number.
(260186)
66
N
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many and what proportion of children in each decile of income deprivation were excluded from childcare settings in each of the last 10 years.
(260187)
67
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what the budget of the Children's Workforce Development Council (CWDC) was in each year since it was established; and how much has been allocated for CWDC's budget in each of the next three years.
(260238)
68
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how much has been claimed in reimbursable expenses by special advisers in his Department in 2008-09 to date.
(260340)
Questions to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
69
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, which Government departments have fully implemented the recommendations of the review of data handling procedures in Government; and what recent steps he has taken to set cross-Government standards on the management of information.
(260403)
70
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what proportion of expenditure on learning disability services from the public purse was funded by central Government in the last financial year for which figures are availble.
(260530)
71
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how many staff of his Department were recorded absent for non-medical reasons on (a) 2 February 2009 and (b) 3 February 2009; what estimate he has made of the (i) cost to his Department and (ii) number of working hours lost due to such absence; and what guidance his Department issued to staff in respect of absence on these days.
(260473)
72
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, which elements of the Recession Action Plan for the Third Sector are funded from existing budgets of Government departments and non-departmental bodies.
(260487)
73
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what funding the Cabinet Office has allocated for Futurebuilders in (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10 and (c) 2010-11.
(260488)
74
Anne Milton (Guildford): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how many death certificates mentioned the word obesity in the cause of death section in the last five years.
(260409)
75
Anne Milton (Guildford): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how many death certificates mentioned the word ketamine in the cause of death section in the last five years.
(260410)
76
Anne Milton (Guildford): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how many death certificates included drug misuse or abuse in the cause of death section in the last five years.
(260411)
77
Anne Milton (Guildford): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how many death certificates included alcohol misuse or abuse in the cause of death section in the last five years.
(260412)
78
Anne Milton (Guildford): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how many death certificates included depression in the cause of death section in the last five years.
(260413)
79
Anne Milton (Guildford): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how many death certificates included eating disorder in the cause of death section in the last five years.
(260414)
80
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how much has been claimed in reimbursable expenses by special advisers in the Prime Minister's Office in 2008-09 at the latest date for which figures are available.
(260319)
81
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how much has been claimed in reimbursable expenses by special advisers in the Cabinet Office in 2008-09 to date.
(260320)
82
Keith Vaz (Leicester East): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how many homes in the UK have an internet connection installed.
(260347)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
83
Mr Clive Betts (Sheffield, Attercliffe): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when she plans to publish the revised version of planning policy statement 4: Planning for Sustainable Economic Development.
(260465)
84
Mr Clive Betts (Sheffield, Attercliffe): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when she plans to respond to the 2006 consultation on the General Permitted Development Order 1995 (Demolition of Sports Buildings).
(260466)
85
Mr Clive Betts (Sheffield, Attercliffe): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will bring forward proposals to (a) replace the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 1995 and (b) revise Planning Policy Guidance 17 to provide for the protection of sports buildings from demolition and redevelopment under the planning system.
(260467)
86
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, who (a) was consulted and (b) made representations to her Department before her decision to lift the Article 4 direction in relation to Chepstow, 49 Leicester Road, Wanstead in 2008.
(260342)
87
Mr Mark Field (Cities of London & Westminster): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps she plans to take to develop her Department's policy on geospatial information following the publication of its Location Strategy.
(260425)
88
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many staff of her Department were recorded absent for non-medical reasons on (a) 2 February 2009 and (b) 3 February 2009; what estimate she has made of the (i) cost to her Department and (ii) number of working hours lost due to such absence; and what guidance her Department issued to staff in respect of absence on these days.
(260472)
89
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much has been claimed in reimbursable expenses by special advisers in her Department in 2008-09 to date.
(260350)
90
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what consultation her Department has conducted with external organisations as part of the review of Government Trading Funds.
(260198)
91
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what discussions she has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the definition of Ordnance Survey's Public Tasks as part of the Government's Trading Fund Review; and if she will make a statement.
(260200)
92
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what discussions her Department has had with the Shareholder Executive as part of the Government's Trading Fund Review; and if she will make a statement.
(260201)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
93
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many staff of his Department were recorded absent for non-medical reasons on (a) 2 February 2009 and (b) 3 February 2009; what estimate he has made of the (i) cost to his Department and (ii) number of working hours lost due to such absence; and what guidance his Department issued to staff in respect of absence on these days.
(260475)
94
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much has been claimed in reimbursable expenses by special advisers in his Department in 2008-09 to date.
(260351)
95
Keith Vaz (Leicester East): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many video games were sold in the UK in each of the last five years.
(260344)
96
Keith Vaz (Leicester East): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many video games presented to the British Board of Film Classification have been refused a classification in each of the last five years.
(260345)
97
Keith Vaz (Leicester East): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many video games consoles were sold in the UK in the latest (a) week, (b) month and (c) year for which information is available.
(260346)
98
Keith Vaz (Leicester East): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what research his Department has conducted on the average age at which children begin (a) playing video games and (b) using the internet.
(260348)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence
99
N
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many one-off payments were made to people discharged from the armed forces since 1980 due to defective hearing; and what the average amount of such payments was.
(259865)
100
N
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people have been discharged from the armed forces owing to defective hearing in each year since 1980; and what percentage of those people had hearing loss of (a) over 20 per cent. and (b) between 15 and 19 per cent. at time of discharge.
(259866)
101
N
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many armed forces pensions have been awarded to people who were discharged from the armed forces with defective hearing since 1980.
(259867)
102
N
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what compensation is payable to a member of the armed forces discharged with hearing loss of under 20 per cent. if the hearing loss increases subsequently.
(259868)
103
Colin Challen (Morley & Rothwell): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many hon. Members have visited RAF Menwith Hill in each of the last 10 years.
(260240)
104
Colin Challen (Morley & Rothwell): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which (a) US and (b) UK contractors are currently working at RAF Menwith Hill.
(260260)
105
Colin Challen (Morley & Rothwell): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) US service personnel, (b) US contractors, (c) US civilians, (d) Royal Air Force personnel, (e) Ministry of Defence Policy agency personnel, (f) Ministry of Defence Guarding Service personnel, (g) UK army personnel, (h) UK naval personnel, (i) GCHQ personnel, (j) UK contractors, (k) UK civilians, (l) US military chaplains and (m) UK military chaplains are working at Menwith Hill.
(260261)
106
N
Mr Roger Gale (North Thanet): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much back pay was owing to Territorial Army soldiers who have seen active service in (a) Iraq and (b) Afghanistan on the latest date for which figures are available; what steps are being taken to make payments which are owed; and if he will make a statement.
(259408)
107
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 23 February 2009, Official Report, column 17, on the collision of nuclear submarines, when Parliament will be informed of the findings of the inquiry; and if he will make a statement.
(260524)
108
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department has spent on its policy for the recruitment and management of transsexual personnel in the Armed Forces; how many members of staff were engaged in preparing the policy; and how many meetings his Department has held with representatives of organisations representing transsexual personnel in preparing the policy.
(260442)
109
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many staff of his Department were recorded absent for non-medical reasons on (a) 2 February 2009 and (b) 3 February 2009; what estimate he has made of the (i) cost to his Department and (ii) number of working hours lost due to such absence; and what guidance his Department issued to staff in respect of absence on these days.
(260476)
110
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much has been claimed in reimbursable expenses by special advisers in his Department in 2008-09 to date.
(260352)
111
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what consultation his Department has conducted with external organisations as part of the review of Government Trading Funds.
(260204)
112
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions his Department has had with Treasury officials on the future of the Met Office as part of the Government's Trading Fund Review; and if he will make a statement.
(260205)
113
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions his Department has had with the Shareholder Executive as part of the Government's Trading Fund Review; and if he will make a statement.
(260206)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change
114
Dr Kim Howells (Pontypridd): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many (a) Health and Safety Executive and (b) Nuclear Installations Inspectorate staff work (i) full-time and (ii) part-time on the generic design assessment (GDA) of new power station designs; and how many such staff he expects to work on the GDA in each of the next three years.
(260441)
115
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how much has been spent by his Department in (a) capital expenditure and (b) maintenance and running costs for standby diesel generators for backup electricity on the departmental estate since October 2008.
(260421)
116
Sir Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, when he plans to reply to the letter to him dated 15 January 2009 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mrs R. Allan.
(260336)
117
Mr Brooks Newmark (Braintree): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many (a) applications for and (b) awards from the Warm Front scheme there were for those resident in Essex in each of the last five financial years for which figures are available.
(260379)
118
Mr Brooks Newmark (Braintree): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many complaints on the Warm Front scheme his Department and its predecessor have received from those resident in Essex since the inception of the scheme.
(260380)
119
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how much has been claimed in reimbursable expenses by special advisers in his Department since its inception.
(260294)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
120
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which properties in the London Borough of Sutton have been assessed to be at risk of flooding by the Environment Agency; which areas and streets have been identified as at risk; and if he will make a statement.
(260395)
121
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much has been claimed in reimbursable expenses by special advisers in his Department in 2008-09 to date.
(260353)
122
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, for what reasons the higher level stewardship target area statements for areas outside the East of England region do not list endangered (a) bees, (b) beetles and (c) other invertebrates as qualifying features.
(260292)
123
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much was paid to farmers in each region of England in (a) single farm payments, (b) protein crop premium and (c) energy aid in (i) 2005, (ii) 2006, (iii) 2007 and (iv) 2008.
(260343)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
124
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will take steps to seek international agreement on mechanisms for (a) international co-operation to reduce levels of piracy on the high seas and (b) the prosecution of piracy cases in adjacent states.
(260402)
125
Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will request the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to release the Commission's report on its missions to Rabat, El Ayoun, Tindouf and Algiers in May and June 2006.
(260525)
126
Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will support the inclusion of a peacekeeping role and a human rights monitoring function for the United Nations Mission for the referendum in Western Sahara upon the renewal of its mandate in April 2009.
(260526)
127
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much his Department has allocated for the next financial year to fund its commitments under the Government's AIDS strategy in 2009-10.
(260210)
128
N
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received of allegations of links between Colombian President Alvaro Uribe and drug traffickers.
(260003)
129
N
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what mechanisms are in place to ensure that counter-narcotics assistance provided by the Government to the Colombian security forces is not used for counter-insurgency purposes.
(260004)
130
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many complaints were made to his Department on the conduct of the British Embassy in Thailand during the closure of Bangkok Airport in December 2008.
(259037)
131
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of British citizens who were unable to leave in Thailand during the closure of Bangkok Airport in December 2008.
(259038)
132
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 26 January 2009, Official Report, column 130W, on Somalia: armed conflict, what estimate he has made of the number of displaced people returning to Mogadishu following the withdrawal of Ethiopian troops in January 2009.
(260241)
133
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 23 February 2009, Official Report, column 362W, on Afghanistan: peacekeeping operations, what the main findings of the internal stock-take of Government policy in Afghanistan completed in December 2008 were.
(260242)
134
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 23 February 2009, Official Report, column 362W, on Afghanistan: peacekeeping operations, what the objectives of the internal stock-take of Government policy in Afghanistan completed in December 2008 were.
(260243)
135
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 21 January 2009, Official Report, columns 1523-6W, on departmental public expenditure, in what areas of expenditure the administration budget overspends in relation to (a) Afghanistan, (b) Australia, (c) Brazil, (d) Spain and (e) the United States were incurred in 2007-08.
(260246)
136
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the objectives were of the recent visit to Washington by his Department's Senior Legal Adviser; and what meetings were held during the visit.
(260256)
137
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment has been made of the merits of imposing further (a) UN and (b) EU sanctions on Iran in light of Iran's failure to respond to UN Security Council resolutions demanding the suspension of its enrichment-related activities; and if he will make a statement.
(260257)
138
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, on how many occasions since April 2005 Ministers have been informed that UK security officials have raised concerns about allegations of mistreatment of detainees, as referred to in the Government's Response to paragraph 126 of the Intelligence and Security Committee's Report on the Handling of Detainees by UK Intelligence Personnel in Afghanistan, Guantánamo Bay and Iraq, Cm 6511.
(260258)
139
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, on how many occasions since April 2005 the Government has sought assurances from the US administration on the treatment of detainees, as referred to in the Government's Response to paragraph 131 of the Intelligence and Security Committee's Report on the Handling of Detainees by UK Intelligence Personnel in Afghanistan, Guantánamo Bay and Iraq, Cm 6511.
(260259)
140
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the security situation in Somalia following the recent attack on the Burundi contingent of the AU Mission in Somalia.
(260268)
141
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the Government's response to paragraph 121 of the report of the Intelligence and Security Committee on the handling of detainees by UK intelligence personnel in Afghanistan, if he will place in the Library a copy of the guidance given to UK intelligence personnel prior to their deployment in respect of (a) the treatment of detainees and (b) reporting procedures in the event of concerns.
(260331)
142
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department's Senior Legal Adviser was instructed during his recent visit to Washington to request the US administration to permit the release of the 42 documents on Binyam Mohamed currently classified as secret by the US intelligence services.
(260384)
143
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he plans to reply to the letter of 5 December 2008 from the hon. Member for Forest of Dean on wild tigers, reference FD4668.
(260389)
144
Mrs Madeleine Moon (Bridgend): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 12 January 2009, Official Report, column 358W, on Colombia: armed forces, what consideration his Department has given to the merits of providing counter-narcotics assistance to Colombia through the UN Office on Drugs and Crime.
(260544)
145
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much has been claimed in reimbursable expenses by special advisers in his Department in 2008-09 to date.
(260355)
146
N
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 11 February 2009, Official Report, column 2002W, on detainees: Guantánamo Bay, what the names of the two detainees are; and in which country each was held (a) before and (b) after rendition through Diego Garcia.
(260123)
147
Keith Vaz (Leicester East): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps (a) his Department and (b) the Prime Minister's special envoy has taken to facilitate peace in Sri Lanka in the last three months; how many times he has (i) corresponded and (ii) had discussions with the government of Sri Lanka on the political situation in that country in the last three months; what reports he has received of the number of people killed in the conflict in Sri Lanka (A) in total and (B) in the last three months; and if he will make a statement.
(260196)
148
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his US counterpart on the attacks in southern Sudan by the Lord's Resistance Army; and if he wil make a statement.
(260321)
149
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department has taken to assist the Ugandan authorities to arrest the leader of the Lord's Resistance Army, Joseph Kony.
(260322)
150
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department has taken to ensure the comprehensive peace agreement in southern Sudan is upheld.
(260323)
151
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department has taken with (a) the United Nations and (b) the European Union to prevent further attacks by the Lord's Resistance Army in southern Sudan.
(260324)
152
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent steps his Department has taken to prevent attacks by the Lord's Resistance Army on Sudan.
(260325)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
153
John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent discussions he has had with (a) the Chief Executive of the Ealing Primary Care Trust and (b) the Chief Executive of the Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust on the future of the Nuffield Speech and Language Unit.
(260510)
154
John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what timetable he has set for the consultation on the future of the Nuffield Speech and Language Unit.
(260511)
155
John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much the Nuffield Speech and Language Unit cost to operate in each year from 1997 to 2007.
(260512)
156
John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the total cost to the public purse of (a) the suspension of activities at the Nuffield Speech and Language Unit, (b) the two previous consultations and (c) the current pre-consultation process has been.
(260513)
157
John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what alternative provision his Department has made for children with severe speech and language disorders following the suspension of activities at the Nuffield Speech and Language Unit in July 2007.
(260514)
158
Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average daily cost of keeping a person in (a) high secure and (b) medium secure mental health accommodation was in the latest period for which information is available; and how many (i) beds and (ii) vacant beds there were in each type of accommodation on 31 January in each year from 2000 to 2009.
(260432)
159
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he plans to take to ensure that his Department's funding allocation for social care in the next comprehensive spending review period is adequate to meet the needs of adults with a learning disability.
(260516)
160
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much funding he plans to transfer from the NHS to local government in the transfer to local authority social services departments of commissioning responsibilities for social care for people with learning disabilities.
(260534)
161
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much has been spent from the public purse on (a) the Supporting People Fund, (b) continuing health care, (c) independent living funds, (d) the disabilities facilities grant, (e) funding under section 256 of the National Health Service Act 2006, (f) funding under section 28A of the National Health Service Act 1997, (g) disability support transport and (h) other disability support services in each year since 1997.
(260535)
162
Mr Francis Maude (Horsham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average hospital waiting time for each specialty was for each acute hospital trust in England in each quarter since 2007.
(260430)
163
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many trained health visitors there are in each primary care trust in England.
(260267)
164
Anne Milton (Guildford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients were re-admitted into a mental health hospital in each year since 1997.
(260393)
165
Anne Milton (Guildford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people were admitted to hospital because of the effects of the drug ketamine in each of the last five years.
(260415)
166
Anne Milton (Guildford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what treatment centres for alcohol and drug misuse there are in England.
(260416)
167
Anne Milton (Guildford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients spent a night in hospital but not in a (a) hospital bed and (b) ward in each of the last five years.
(260417)
168
Anne Milton (Guildford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients attended genito-urinary medicine clinics in the last five years.
(260418)
169
Anne Milton (Guildford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much has been spent on genito-urinary medicine clinics in the last five years.
(260419)
170
Anne Milton (Guildford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people have been treated for ketamine addiction in each of the last five years.
(260420)
171
Anne Milton (Guildford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the drop out rate for those who started a course of cognitive behavioural therapy was in each of the last three years.
(260481)
172
Anne Milton (Guildford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the merits of the administration of cognitive behavioural therapy treatments by clinical psychologists.
(260482)
173
Anne Milton (Guildford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many courses of anti-depressant medication were prescribed to children under 16 years of age in each strategic health authority area in each of the last five years.
(260483)
174
Anne Milton (Guildford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many children aged under (a) 10, (b) 12, (c) 14 and (d) 16 years were prescribed anti-depressant medication in each of the last five years.
(260484)
175
Anne Milton (Guildford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) children and (b) adults were admitted to hospital for a suspected eating disorder in each of the last five years.
(260485)
176
Anne Milton (Guildford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many times restraint was used on a mental health patient in each Strategic Health Authority area in each year since 1997; and on how many such occasions the incident was not logged within 24 hours.
(260489)
177
Anne Milton (Guildford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many cognitive behavioural therapy sessions the NHS provided on average to persons with (a) a mild disorder and (b) a serious disorder in the last 12 months.
(260490)
178
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of chief executive officers of NHS trusts are clinically qualified.
(260295)
179
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of NHS trust chief executive officers appointed within the last three years (a) previously held other positions within the NHS, (b) previously worked elsewhere in the public sector and (c) held a position in the private sector immediately before their appointment.
(260296)
180
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he has taken to improve the measurement and analysis of health outcomes in NHS trusts.
(260297)
181
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS trusts (a) use patient recorded outcome measures (PROMS) and (b) have purchased PROMS IT systems.
(260317)
182
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for which routine surgical operations information on outcomes is collected in the NHS; and whether his Department proposes to introduce further outcome measurement in other routine surgical operations.
(260362)
183
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department has taken to initiate the integration of Picture Archiving and Communications Systems images into the Care Records Service.
(260364)
184
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the (a) capital and (b) revenue costs of the implementation of picture archiving and communication systems in England have been since the inception of the NHS National Programme for IT.
(260519)
185
Bob Russell (Colchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he plans to encourage the adoption of individualised care plans to provide social, psychological and lifestyle advice and clinical support for patients diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis.
(260397)
186
Bob Russell (Colchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to improve (a) education for primary healthcare professionals, (b) diagnostic procedures and (c) referral times for the treatment and long-term care of patients diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis; and if he will make a statement.
(260398)
187
N
Joan Ryan (Enfield North): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many babies were born in stand-alone, midwife-led units in each of the last 10 years.
(260190)
188
N
Joan Ryan (Enfield North): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the clinical safety of stand-alone, midwife-led units.
(260191)
189
N
Joan Ryan (Enfield North): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many midwife-led maternity units there are; and how many of these units are (a) co-located with consultant-led maternity services and (d) stand-alone.
(260192)
190
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of trends in the volume of work undertaken by school nurses in the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(260328)
191
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to recruit school nurses; what targets he has set for such recruitment; and what assessment he has made of performance against these targets.
(260329)
192
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much has been claimed in reimbursable expenses by special advisers in his Department in 2008-09 to date.
(260354)
193
N
Jo Swinson (East Dunbartonshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions his Department has had with the Thalidomide Trust on health care for people affected by thalidomide in the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(260002)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
194
N
Mr Crispin Blunt (Reigate): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the cost of (a) the independent reviewer pursuant to section 14 (3) of the Prevention of Terrorism Act 2005, (b) the control order review group, (c) the permanent team dedicated to control orders, (d) the special advocates, (e) supervision arrangements made under control orders and (f) the legal proceedings relating to oversight of the control order regime in the last 12 months.
(258364)
195
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent steps her Department has taken to modernise the (a) powers and (b) practices of police forces.
(258854)
196
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent steps the Government is taking to tackle anti-social behaviour.
(258856)
197
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent steps the Government is taking to prevent acts of terrorism.
(258857)
198
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps the Government is taking to ensure transparency in the administration and operation of police forces.
(258858)
199
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the cost of using (a) an F1 generation and (b) an F2 generation non-human primate bred for research purposes in research under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986; and on what basis her estimate is calculated.
(260527)
200
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which organisations (a) she and (b) other Ministers in her Department have met to discuss the proposed revision to European Council Directive 86/609/EEC on the protection of animals used for research or other scientific purposes in the last 12 months.
(260529)
201
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many staff of her Department were recorded absent for non-medical reasons on (a) 2 February 2009 and (b) 3 February 2009; what estimate she has made of the (i) cost to her Department and (ii) number of working hours lost due to such absence; and what guidance her Department issued to staff in respect of absence on these days.
(260469)
202
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the effect on airlines of having to implement the delayed e-Borders requirements during the start of peak travel season.
(260363)
203
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 23 February 2009, Official Report, column 157W, on the National Identity Register, whether there will be indirect links between the National Identity Register and other Government databases; and whether third party organisations will have indirect access to the register.
(260337)
204
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 23 February 2009, Official Report, column 158W, on the National Identity Register: data protection, what information beyond confirming the validity of data may be provided for the purpose of prevention and detection of crime; and what additional information may be made available for that purpose.
(260338)
205
Sir Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to reply to the letter to her dated 5 January 2009 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton, with regard to Mr Paul Cookson.
(260327)
206
Sir Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to reply to the letter from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton of 20 January 2009 on Mrs K Mirza.
(260400)
207
Robert Key (Salisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many places of religious worship of each faith denomination in (a) Salisbury constituency and (b) Wiltshire (i) are certified under the Places of Religious Worship Registration Act 1855 and (ii) have been so certified in each of the last five years.
(260209)
208
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what percentage of enhanced Criminal Records Bureau checks took longer than (a) 10, (b) 20, (c) 30, (d) 40, (e) 50, (f) 60, (g) 70, (h) 80, (i) 90, (j) 100, (k) 150, (l) 200 and (m) 300 working days to complete in each year since 2003.
(260293)
209
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much her Department spent on staff surveys in each of the last five years; and which companies were contracted to carry out the surveys.
(260250)
210
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much has been claimed in reimbursable expenses by special advisers in her Department in 2008-09 to date.
(260358)
211
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make it her policy to record the occasions on which a failure to fulfil the probationary period for those seeking settlement on the basis of marriage is used as a basis for removing a person's right to remain in the UK.
(260385)
212
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 10 February 2009, Official Report, column 1831W, on immigration: marriage, whether she has assessed the effect of the change made in 2003 in the probationary period on those seeking settlement on the basis of marriage.
(260523)
213
Keith Vaz (Leicester East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police officers will be deployed to police the G20 meeting in London in April; and what the estimated cost of policing the meeting is.
(260281)
214
Keith Vaz (Leicester East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) arrests have been made and (b) people have been charged following an arrest at a public protest in each of the last five years.
(260282)
215
Keith Vaz (Leicester East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what her estimate is of the number of police hours spent on policing public protests in the last 12 months; and how much of the policing budget was allocated for such work in 2008-09.
(260283)
Questions to the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission
216
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, what assessment the Commission has made of the effectiveness of arrangements in place to facilitate the taking of oral evidence by select committees via video-conferencing.
(259198)
217
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North): To ask the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, if the House of Commons Commission will make provision for the Occupational Health, Safety and Welfare Service to offer voluntary annual medical checks to all (a) hon. Members, (b) staff of hon. Members and (c) staff of the House.
(260208)
218
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, how much the House of Commons Commission spent on staff surveys in each of the last five years; and which companies were contracted to carry out the surveys.
(260255)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills
219
N
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, how many people started apprenticeships in the construction industry in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(259129)
220
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what proportion of the budget of the Learning and Skills Council for 2009-10 will be used in the training of people with a learning disability.
(260532)
221
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what steps he is taking to ensure that courses for people with learning disabilities are tailored to their needs.
(260533)
222
Mr Brooks Newmark (Braintree): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, how many people resident in Braintree constituency were admitted to universities in England in each of the last five years.
(260383)
223
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, how much his Department spent on staff surveys in each of the last five years; and which companies were contracted to carry out the surveys.
(260251)
224
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, how much has been claimed in reimbursable expenses by special advisers in his Department in 2008-09 to date.
(260357)
Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development
225
John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much the Government is providing for post-Nargis recovery work in Burma in the next three years.
(260207)
226
Peter Bottomley (Worthing West): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's total budget allocation to St Helena was in each of the last 10 years.
(260213)
227
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the terms of reference for the cross-departmental working group on HIV/AIDS led by his Department are.
(260211)
228
Mr Stephen Crabb (Preseli Pembrokeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how often he plans to aggregate data from his Department's country office template reports to provide an overall analysis of expenditure on HIV and related issues.
(260478)
229
Mr Stephen Crabb (Preseli Pembrokeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether data from his Department's country office template reports will be made publicly available.
(260479)
230
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the cost of maintaining the RMS St Helena service to St Helena was in each year since 2000; and what the projected cost is for each year to 2020.
(260195)
231
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, when he expects to make a final decision on the construction of an airport on St Helena; and if he will make a statement.
(260285)
232
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the (a) longest and (b) mean length of time was for decisions to be made on applications to the Civil Society Challenge Fund in each of the last three funding rounds.
(260423)
233
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much his Department spent on staff surveys in each of the last five years; and which companies were contracted to carry out the surveys.
(260252)
234
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much has been claimed in reimbursable expenses by special advisers in his Department in 2008-09 to date.
(260356)
235
Keith Vaz (Leicester East): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many times he has (a) corresponded and (b) had discussions with the government of Sri Lanka on the humanitarian situation in that country in the last three months.
(260197)
236
Ann Winterton (Congleton): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what private sector financial assistance has been offered to his Department to help fund the construction of an airport on St Helena; and if he will make a statement.
(260332)
237
Ann Winterton (Congleton): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what research his Department has undertaken into the (a) economic, (b) financial and (c) social consequences for St Helena of a decision not to proceed with the construction of an airport on St Helena; and what the nugatory costs to the public purse of such a decision would be.
(260333)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Justice
238
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent steps his Department has taken to improve the services provided to victims of crime.
(258855)
239
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many applicants applying for the position of recorder with the Judicial Appointments Commission in 2008 were solicitors; and of these applicants how many (a) passed the test on 10 March 2008 and (b) were selected for appointment.
(260426)
240
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many applicants applying for the position of recorder with the Judicial Appointments Commission in 2008 described themselves as of (a) white ethnicity, (b) mixed ethnicity, (c) Asian or Asian British ethnicity, (d) Black or Black British ethnicity, (e) Chinese or Chinese British ethnicity and (f) of any other background; and how many of these applicants from each category (i) passed the test on 10 March 2008 and (ii) were selected for appointment.
(260427)
241
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many applicants applying for the position of recorder with the Judicial Appointments Commission in 2008 were female; and of these applicants how many (a) passed the test on 10 March 2008 and (b) were selected for appointment.
(260428)
242
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many applications for the position of recorder the Judicial Appointments Commission received in 2008.
(260429)
243
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will review the regulations relating to donating to political parties in order to encourage smaller donations from a wider number of individuals.
(259035)
244
N
Mr Roger Gale (North Thanet): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what period (a) hon. Members and (b) members of the public will have to make representations to agents acting for the National Offender Management Service prior to any purchase of property for subsequent use as housing under accommodation and support services for bail and home detention curfew provision.
(259843)
245
Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what account was taken of the recommendations of the Corston Report in the redesignation of HMP/YOI Drake Hall and HMP Morton Hall.
(260408)
246
Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when the next prison performance ratings are due to be published; and for what reasons not all prisons in England and Wales had ratings published in the last quarter.
(260431)
247
Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the (a) average and (b) maximum additional cost of a prisoner with mental health problems compared to a prisoner without mental health problems in 2008.
(260433)
248
Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, which prisons in England and Wales have Boss body-scanning chairs in operation.
(260434)
249
Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners were banned from attending religious services in each prison in England and Wales on the most recent date for which information is available; what the reason for the ban was in each case; and if he will make a statement.
(260435)
250
Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many mobile telephones were seized in each prison in England and Wales in the last five years for which figures are available.
(260436)
251
Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the (a) shortest, (b) longest and (c) average sentence tariff handed down to offenders sentenced to indeterminate sentences for public protection was in (i) 2007 and (ii) 2008.
(260437)
252
Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, which prisons in England and Wales have the integrated drug treatment system (IDTS) in operation; and in those prisons, how many and what proportion of prisoners with an identified need for IDTS do not have access to it.
(260438)
253
Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of offenders who ended their residence in ClearSprings Bail Accommodation and Support Service properties in 2008 had an accommodation address to move on to; and if he will make a statement.
(260439)
254
Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many offenders have been released from prison into ClearSprings Bail Accommodation and Support Service properties; and how many defendants or offenders released into ClearSprings properties have since been returned to custody.
(260440)
255
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many staff of his Department were recorded absent for non-medical reasons on (a) 2 February 2009 and (b) 3 February 2009; what estimate he has made of the (i) cost to his Department and (ii) number of working hours lost due to such absence; and what guidance his Department issued to staff in respect of absence on these days.
(260474)
256
David Howarth (Cambridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many offenders were given an indeterminate sentence for public protection in (a) 2007 and (b) 2008.
(260334)
257
Mr Brooks Newmark (Braintree): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many court orders have been issued for the repossession of homes in Braintree constituency in each of the last five years.
(260381)
258
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much his Department spent on staff surveys in each of the last five years; and which companies were contracted to carry out the surveys.
(260253)
259
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much has been claimed in reimbursable expenses by special advisers in his Department in 2008-09 to date.
(260359)
260
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what consultation his Department has conducted with external organisations as part of the review of Government Trading Funds.
(260199)
261
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what discussions his Department has had with Treasury officials on the future of the Land Registry as part of the Government's Trading Fund Review; and if he will make a statement.
(260202)
262
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what discussions his Department has had with the Shareholder Executive as part of the Government's Trading Fund Review; and if he will make a statement.
(260203)
Questions to the Leader of the House
263
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Leader of the House, if she will bring forward proposals to encourage hon. Members to use interactive digital technology to communicate with their constituents.
(259036)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
264
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much his Department spent on staff surveys in each of the last five years; and which companies were contracted to carry out the surveys.
(260254)
265
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much has been claimed in reimbursable expenses by special advisers in his Department in 2008-09 to date.
(260360)
Questions to the Prime Minister
266
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham): To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to the Answer of 21 January 2009, Official Report, column 1429W, on domestic visits: costs, when he expects the information requested to be available.
(260394)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Scotland
267
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, pursuant to the Answer of 28 January 2009, Official Report, column 502W, on departmental training, what the (a) Presentation and Public Speaking Skills and (b) Introduction Workshop for New Ministers course cost; and which Ministers attended each.
(260391)
268
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how much has been claimed in reimbursable expenses by special advisers in his Department in 2008-09 to date.
(260361)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport
269
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much has been claimed in reimbursable expenses by special advisers in his Department in 2008-09 to date.
(260339)
270
N
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the (a) remit and (b) timetable is for the informal consultation on regulations to legalise the display of national flags on number plates; and if he will make a statement.
(258853)
271
N
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what arrangements the Maritime and Coastguard Agency has made to provide rescue services in the operating area previously covered by the Hope Cove lifeboat; what plans he has to make payments to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution for the provision of such services; and if he will make a statement.
(259340)
272
N
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what provision will be made before 10am and after 6pm during spring and summer months to provide rescue services in the operating area previously covered by the Hope Cove lifeboat; and whether he plans to upgrade the services provided by the Bantham rubber duck boat.
(259341)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Wales
273
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how much has been claimed in reimbursable expenses by special advisers in his office in 2008-09 to date.
(260318)
Questions to the Minister for Women and Equality
274
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire): To ask the Minister for Women and Equality, what estimate she has made of the costs to business of the proposals on the public procurement process to be contained in the Single Equality Bill.
(260284)
275
Julie Morgan (Cardiff North): To ask the Minister for Women and Equality, if she will make an assessment of (a) the account taken by local authorities of the gender equality duty in determining applications for the opening of lap-dancing clubs and (b) levels of use by local authorities of their powers to control the opening and regulation of such clubs.
(260515)
276
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Minister for Women and Equality, how much was claimed in reimbursable expenses by special advisers in her Office in each year since its inception; and how much has been spent in 2008-09 to date.
(260298)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
277
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 23 February 2009, Official Report, column 43W, on carer's allowance, if he will estimate the cost of extending payment to all those of pension age assessed as eligible; and if he will make a statement.
(260422)
278
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many job vacancies were advertised in the Lerwick job centre in each month of 2008; and for what average length of time each job was advertised in that year.
(260291)
279
N
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of claimants of both employment and support allowance and incapacity benefit whose capability of work is limited by obesity.
(259125)
280
N
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the additional cost is estimated to be of the new rates of invalidity allowance in support of the alignment of the rates of incapacity benefit and employment and support allowance in the first 12 months in which they have effect; what the estimated average increase in the relevant benefit payment to claimants will be as a result of the alignment; and what that increase will be expressed as a percentage.
(259126)
281
N
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people (a) received a caution and (b) were convicted in respect of an offence of benefit fraud in each quarter of the last year for which figures are available; and how many of those convicted were dealt with by way of (i) a discharge, (ii) a fine, (iii) a community sentence, (iv) a suspended sentence and (v) a custodial sentence.
(259127)
282
N
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many incapacity benefit claimants received the £60 Christmas bonus in 2008-09; what the cost of such bonus payments was; and what the cost of such bonus payments to incapacity benefit payment claimants was in 2007-08.
(259128)
283
N
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) written warnings have been issued and (b) sanctions have been applied in the pilot areas for the sanction of reduction of housing benefit related to anti-social behaviour under the provisions of the Welfare Reform Act 2007.
(259130)
284
Dr Kim Howells (Pontypridd): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what factors underlie the length of time scheduled for generic design assessment work on the three nuclear reactor designs identified as suitable for construction in the UK.
(260248)
285
Dr Kim Howells (Pontypridd): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will estimate the additional (a) staff and (b) resources required to enable the Health and Safety Executive and the Nuclear Installations Inspectorate to complete the generic design assessment work on the three nuclear reactor designs for future construction in the UK in half the time presently scheduled.
(260249)
286
Dr Kim Howells (Pontypridd): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what progress has been made on generic design assessment work proceeding on the (a) AP100, (b) economic simplified boiling water and (c) UK EPR designs for nuclear reactors; and if he will make a statement.
(260335)
287
N
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many of those receiving a state pension were sent an incorrect notification of their state pension entitlement for 2008-09 owing to an error in the calculation of invalidity addition.
(260129)
288
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the cost to the Exchequer of raising the state pension by (a) 10, (b) 25, (c) 50 and (d) 100 per cent.
(260265)
289
Julie Morgan (Cardiff North): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make it his policy to establish a compensation scheme to make provision for the payment of employer liability claims for injury and illness which relate to employers whose insurers cannot be traced.
(260503)
290
Mr Brooks Newmark (Braintree): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment his Department has made of provision for motor assistance for those aged over 65 years who are ineligible for the Motability scheme.
(260382)
291
N
Joan Ryan (Enfield North): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department has taken to assist unemployed people to start their own businesses.
(260188)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
292
N
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the implications of the Government's proposals to develop Heathrow Airport on tourism to the UK.
[Question Unstarred] (259242)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
293
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much each local authority has spent on adult learning disability services in each year since 1997; and by how much each authority (a) exceeded or (b) underspent its budget for such services in each such year.
[Transferred] (260528)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
294
Dr Kim Howells (Pontypridd): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what facilities there are to issue visas at the UK consulate in Erbil in the Kurdistan region of Iraq; and if she will make a statement.
[Transferred] (260247)
Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development
295
N
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what effect the exchange rate between the euro and sterling has had on the pause currently in force on the construction contract of an airport for the island of St Helena.
[Transferred] (259192)
296
N
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, when the pause on the construction of an airport on the island of St Helena commenced; when it will finish; what its purpose is; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (259193)

 
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