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Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Monday 9 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 9 March 2009
(the 'Questions Book')

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Monday 9 March 2009


This paper contains only Written Questions for answer on Monday 9 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 9 March of which no previous notice has been given, see the Order Paper.

For Written and Oral Questions for answer after Monday 9 March see Part 2 of this paper.


Questions to the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform
1
N
Adam Afriyie (Windsor): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, when he plans to publish the Trading Fund Assessment.
(260657)
2
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what steps his Department is taking to maintain and protect (a) skills and (b) capability in the construction industry during the recession; and if he will make a statement.
(262554)
3
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, if he will take steps to ensure that companies which do not complete work which they have contracted to undertake do not receive the full value of payments specified in such (a) public and (b) private sector contracts.
(262280)
4
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what steps he has taken to ensure that small to medium-sized enterprises have information on and access to European procurement programmes for security and defence equipment technologies; and through what media his Department advertises such programmes.
(262394)
5
Mr Jonathan Djanogly (Huntingdon): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, how many post office branches have closed in each (a) constituency, (b) local authority area and (c) region (i) since 1997 and (ii) under the Network Change programme to date.
(262695)
6
Jeff Ennis (Barnsley East & Mexborough): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what estimate he has made of the proportion of businesses in the construction and building industries that could be eligible for assistance under the Government's loan guarantee scheme.
(262157)
7
Jeff Ennis (Barnsley East & Mexborough): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, whether there are any restrictions on businesses in the construction and building industries applying for assistance under the Government's loan guarantee scheme.
(262158)
8
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, when he plans to answer Question 248248, on loss of departmental property, tabled on 12 January 2009.
(262504)
9
N
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what recent discussions the Government has had within the Council of Ministers on the effect on retained firefighters of ending the UK's opt-out from the EU Working Time Directive.
(261762)
10
Ms Sally Keeble (Northampton North): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what estimate he has made of the number of (a) women and (b) men who were made redundant in each of the last four quarters for which figures are available.
(262425)
11
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, if he will hold discussions with (a) his EU counterparts and (b) the European Commission on the implications for EU competition regulations of direct financial subsidies from the (i) French, (ii) German and (iii) Italian governments to their car manufacturers.
(262390)
12
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, how much expenditure was incurred in respect of overseas visits which (a) he, (b) other Ministers in his Department and (c) his Department's senior officials undertook in 2008.
(262150)
13
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, how many staff in his Department (a) were disciplined and (b) had their employment terminated as a result of a poor sickness record in each of the last 12 months.
(262244)
Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
14
N
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 15 January 2009, Official Report, column 906W, on banks: finance, if he will make an estimate of the cost to (a) building societies and (b) banks (i) in total and (ii) as a percentage of (A) pre-tax profits for the last three financial years and (B) the total balance sheet of each type of organisation of the management expenses bill levied by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme.
(261678)
15
Miss Anne Begg (Aberdeen South): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of the amount of money outstanding from tax credit overpayments made in (a) 2003-04 and (b) 2004-05 not arising from fraud on the part of the claimant.
(262134)
16
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will take steps to ensure that his Department's annual estimates presented to Parliament include funding allocated to non-departmental public bodies.
(262641)
17
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Wrtitten Ministerial Statement of 3 March 2009, Official Report, columns 47-8WS, on Government infrastructure investment, what reduction in fees agreed with private sector companies for the delivery of Private Finance Initiative (PFI) contracts will arise from the decision that certain PFI schemes are to receive Government loans in lieu of debt finance.
(262648)
18
N
Julia Goldsworthy (Falmouth & Camborne): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the minimum level of (a) weekly and (b) annual household income is at which income tax first becomes payable for (i) a single pensioner, (ii) a pensioner couple, (iii) a working-age single person, (iv) a working-age couple, (v) a lone parent with one child and (vi) two parents with one child.
(262019)
19
N
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, on which date he was first informed of the pension arrangements put in place by Royal Bank of Scotland in respect of its former chief executive, Sir Fred Goodwin.
(261841)
20
N
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, on which date he first discussed with representatives of Royal Bank of Scotland the pension arrangements that had been put in place in respect of Sir Fred Goodwin.
(262131)
21
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to answer Question 248252, on loss of departmental property, tabled on 12 January 2009.
(262505)
22
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the Answer to the hon. Member for Welwyn Hatfield of 24 November 2008, Official Report, column 964W, on the Valuation Office: Rightmove, on what date the new contract was signed between Rightmove.co.uk plc and HM Revenue and Customs, on behalf of the Valuation Office Agency; and what the (a) minimum and (b) maximum length of the new contract is.
(262215)
23
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the estimated cost to the Valuation Office Agency in (a) 2008-09 and (b) 2009-10 of the service provided by Rightmove following the extension of the contract between HM Revenue and Customs and Rightmove.co.uk plc is.
(262499)
24
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many housing transactions to date have been affected by the temporary increase in the stamp duty land tax threshold; and what estimate he has made of the revenue to the Exchequer forgone as a result of the higher threshold.
(262535)
25
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much the Crown Estate has budgeted for expenditure on empty property business rates in 2008-09.
(262536)
26
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many and what proportion of personal loan accounts were in reportable arrears in each quarter to date since 1997.
(262537)
27
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many home information packs have been purchased by the Crown Estate to date; what the cost of such purchases has been; in respect of which properties the packs have been purchased; and how many voluntary home condition reports have been purchased to date.
(262538)
28
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what requests have been made to the Valuation Office Agency under the (a) Freedom of Information Act 2000 and (b) Environmental Information Regulations 2004 in the last 12 months; and what the (i) case reference number, (ii) nature of information requested and (iii) request outcome was in each case; and, in respect of those cases where the request was denied, what the reason for exemption was.
(262539)
29
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the (a) timetable and (b) remit is of Sir Michael Bichard's review of local public services as part of the Government's operational efficiency programme.
(262654)
30
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 19 January 2009, Official Report, column 1113W, on the Valuation Office: Cole Layer Trumble, whether a copy of the agreement between Cole Layer Trumble/Tyler Technologies and the organisation which acts as the agent of the Valuation Office Agency is held by the Valuation Office Agency; and who the parties to the agreement are.
(262667)
31
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will place in the Library a copy of the letter sent by the head of HM Revenue and Customs to the Scottish Executive on the collection of local income tax.
(262675)
32
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many personalised settlements have been reached with public sector employees on termination of employment where the settlement required Treasury approval under the Treasury guidance Managing Public Money, Annex 4.13, because the settlement exceeded contractual entitlement in each of the last five years; and what the monetary value of those settlements over and above contractual entitlement was in each of the last five years.
(262385)
33
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his policy to raise the threshold above which friendly societies are required to submit reports on annual accounts.
(262328)
34
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the annual cost to the Exchequer of cutting VAT to 15 per cent. which is accounted for by expenditure by households in each income decile.
(262311)
35
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the average annual saving to be made by (a) all households and (b) working age households without children in each income decile as a result of the reduction in the rate of value added tax to 15 per cent.
(262312)
36
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the cost to the Exchequer of the reduction in value added tax to 15 per cent. in the calendar year 2009.
(262313)
37
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the average annual saving to be made by households as a result of the reduction in the rate of value added tax to 15 per cent. where the head of the household was aged (a) 25 years or under, (b) 26 to 30, (c) 31 to 35, (d) 36 to 40, (e) 41 to 45, (f) 46 to 50, (g) 51 to 55, (h) 56 to 60, (i) 61 to 65, (j) 66 to 70, (k) 71 to 75, (l) 76 to 80 and (m) over 80 years.
(262314)
38
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the annual cost to the Exchequer arising from the reduction in the rate of value added tax on household expenditure.
(262315)
39
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the annual savings to be made by (a) households and (b) businesses as a result of the reduction in value added tax to 15 per cent.
(262316)
40
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much expenditure was incurred in respect of overseas visits which (a) he, (b) other Ministers in his Department and (c) his Department's senior officials undertook in 2008.
(262171)
41
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many staff in his Department (a) were disciplined and (b) had their employment terminated as a result of a poor sickness record in each of the last 12 months.
(262221)
42
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 12 January 2009, Official Report, column 332W, on departmental consultants, which appointed expert advisers, other than special advisers and civil servants, provide advice to Ministers in his Department.
(262615)
43
N
Mr David Winnick (Walsall North): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Walsall North dated 28 January 2009, acknowledged by his Department with the reference 3/08679/2009, on his constituent.
(261747)
44
N
Mr David Winnick (Walsall North): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to provide a substantive reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Walsall North dated 15 January 2009 to the Tax Credit Office on a constituent, acknowledged by the Tax Credit Office with the reference 2009/01002/33; and what the reasons are for the time taken to reply.
(261748)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families
45
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what account (a) his Department and (b) local education authorities in Greater London took of the effect of (i) the birth rate and (ii) Greater London Authority forecasts of the number of children entering primary education in (A) 2000 and (B) 2005 when determining policy on the provision; by what plans he has to take account of the demand for primary school places following changes in the birth rate in (1) 2009, (2) 2012 and (3) 2015; and if he will make a statement.
(262552)
46
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what finance and support his Department provided for the production of series (a) one, (b) two and (c) three of the Kids Taskforce Watch over me DVD.
(262475)
47
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many pupils in receipt of free school meals achieved level (a) 7 and (b) 8 in Key Stage 3 examinations in (i) English, (ii) mathematics and (iii) science in (A) 1997, (B) 2002, (C) 2005 and (D) the latest year for which figures are available.
(262262)
48
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many pupils at (a) maintained schools, (b) sixth form colleges, (c) independent schools and (d) comprehensive schools were entered for the International Baccalaureate examination in each of the last five years.
(262264)
49
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many pupils in non-selective maintained schools achieved (a) level 7 and (b) level 8 in Key Stage 3 examinations in (i) English, (ii) mathematics and (iii) science in (A) 1997, (B) 2002, (C) 2005 and (D) the latest year for which figures are available.
(262267)
50
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many children have been diagnosed as medically unfit to attend school on the grounds of obesity or obesity-related disorders in the last three years.
(262336)
51
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many schools have pupil populations in which more than (a) five, (b) 10, (c) 15, (d) 20, (e) 25, (f) 30, (g) 35, (h) 40, (i) 45 and (j) 50 per cent. of pupils are persistent absentees (i) overall and (ii) in year (A) nine, (B) 10 and (C) 11.
(262478)
52
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what information his Department holds on pupil referral units.
(262479)
53
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many and what proportion of secondary school pupils in each local authority area were excluded for more than (a) five, (b) 10, (c) 15, (d) 20, (e) 25, (f) 30, (g) 35, (h) 40, (i) 45 and (j) 50 days in the last school year for which data are available.
(262480)
54
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many and what proportion of primary school pupils in each local authority area were excluded for more than (a) five, (b) 10, (c) 15, (d) 20, (e) 25, (f) 30, (g) 35, (h) 40, (i) 45 and (j) 50 days in the last school year for which data are available.
(262481)
55
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many and what proportion of pupils in each local authority area who were eligible for free school meals were excluded for more than (a) five, (b) 10, (c) 15, (d) 20, (e) 25, (f) 30, (g) 35, (h) 40, (i) 45 and (j) 50 days in the last school year for which data are available.
(262482)
56
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many pupils in each local authority area were excluded for more than (a) five, (b) 10, (c) 15, (d) 20, (e) 25, (f) 30, (g) 35, (h) 40, (i) 45 and (j) 50 days in the last school year for which data are available.
(262483)
57
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, whether the Young People's Learning Agency will be able to direct academies on their (a) admissions, (b) curriculum, (c) behaviour policy and (d) pay arrangements.
(262484)
58
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many children in (a) independent schools, (b) comprehensive schools, (c) special schools, (d) pupil referral units and (e) other schools took GCSEs in (i) science, (ii) science and additional science and (iii) separate science subjects in 2008.
(262485)
59
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many pupils who were (a) eligible and (b) ineligible for free school meals took GCSEs in (i) science, (ii) science and additional science and (iii) separate science subjects in 2008.
(262486)
60
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, pursuant to the Answer of 4 March 2009, Official Report, column 1685W, on schools: closures, which schools have closed; in which year each closed; and in which local authority area each was located.
(262503)
61
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, if he will place in the Library a copy of the inspection report carried out by Ofsted of Haringey Council with reference (a) SC042906 and (b) SC072906.
(262207)
62
Mr David Kidney (Stafford): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, if he will bring forward secondary legislation under the Children and Young Persons Act 2008 to provide that (a) children in care shall receive a visit from a local authority representative at least once a month, (b) adults who have been in care may be considered for appointment as independent visitors by local authorities, (c) a child may be placed outside a local authority's area if it is in the child's best interest, (d) before any child in care is placed back home with a parent a local authority must ensure that (i) it is safe for the child, (ii) the parent or parents can look after after the child and (iii) the child is happy to go home and (e) the duties of independent review officers shall include (A) keeping in touch with each child in care, (B) listening to children's views, (C) making sure a child in care understands the local authority's planned arrangements and (D) checking action taken against care plans and reviews.
(262513)
63
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what guidance his Department has issued to schools on the use of supplementary information forms as part of their admissions processes; and if he will make a statement.
(262323)
64
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many (a) primary and (b) secondary schools use supplementary information forms as part of their admissions procedures; and if he will make a statement.
(262324)
65
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many schools the Schools Adjudicator has criticised for their use of supplementary information forms in their admissions process; and if he will make a statement.
(262325)
66
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many maintained schools other than grammar schools select a proportion of their pupils on the basis of aptitude in a particular subject; and if he will make a statement.
(262326)
67
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many maintained schools paid their head teachers more than (a) £80,000, (b) £90,000, (c) £100,000, (d) £110,000 and (e) £120,000 in the latest year for which figures are available.
(262327)
68
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many special schools there were in the most deprived decile of lower layer super output areas as determined by the income deprivation affecting children indices in 2008.
(262349)
69
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many and what proportion of pupils with English as a second language had (a) statemented and (b) non-statemented special educational needs in each year since 1997.
(262350)
70
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many and what percentage of pupils who were (a) in care and (b) not in care gained five or more GCSEs at A* or A including English and mathematics in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(262351)
71
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many and what percentage of pupils who were (a) in care and (b) not in care did not gain five or more GCSEs at any grade in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(262352)
72
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many and what percentage of pupils who were (a) in care and (b) not in care did not gain one or more GCSEs at any grade in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(262354)
73
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many and what percentage of pupils who were (a) in care and (b) not in care did not gain one or more C grades or above at GCSE in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(262355)
74
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many and what percentage of pupils who were (a) in care and (b) not in care did not achieve an A* or A in any GCSE in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(262356)
75
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many and what percentage of school pupils had (a) statemented, (b) non-statemented and (c) no special educational needs in each of the last five years.
(262357)
76
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many and what percentage of school pupils who are children in care have been classed as persistent absentees in each of the last five years.
(262358)
77
N
John Mann (Bassetlaw): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, which of the myplace projects approved by his Department have climbing walls which meet the standard approved by the British Mountaineering Council; how many instructors are provided for each climbing wall; to what standard each instructor is trained; which climbing walls include ropes; what height each rope is; and how many projects were designed in consultation with the British Mountaineering Council.
(261743)
78
N
John Mann (Bassetlaw): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many young people were involved in consultations on each of his Department's myplace projects; on what dates these consultations took place; and how many young people are directly involved in the management of each of the approved projects.
(261744)
79
N
John Mann (Bassetlaw): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what discussions his Department has had with (a) Sport England and (b) the British Mountaineering Council on the development of climbing walls in his Department's myplace project.
(261745)
80
N
John Mann (Bassetlaw): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many of the myplace projects approved by his Department are to be managed by local authorities.
(261746)
81
N
John Mann (Bassetlaw): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, whether his Department plans to provide support to the 24 June 2009 national round table on detached youth work.
(261853)
82
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how much expenditure was incurred in respect of overseas visits which (a) he, (b) other Ministers in his Department and (c) his Department's senior officials undertook in 2008.
(262148)
83
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many staff in his Department (a) were disciplined and (b) had their employment terminated as a result of a poor sickness record in each of the last 12 months.
(262245)
84
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what the average waiting time for help from children and adolescent mental health support services was in each local authority area in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(262589)
85
Keith Vaz (Leicester East): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many secondary schools Ofsted has graded as (a) outstanding, (b) good, (c) satisfactory and (d) inadequate in (i) England, (ii) Leicestershire and (iii) Leicester East constituency in the last two years.
(262208)
86
Keith Vaz (Leicester East): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many primary schools Ofsted has graded as (a) outstanding, (b) good, (c) satisfactory and (d) inadequate (i) England, (ii) Leicestershire and (iii) Leicester East constituency in the last 12 months.
(262209)
87
Keith Vaz (Leicester East): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, in how many secondary schools the majority of registered students are black, Asian or other minority ethnic in (a) England, (b) Leicestershire and (c) Leicester East constituency.
(262210)
88
Keith Vaz (Leicester East): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many school staff have received training on diabetes issues in each of the last five years.
(262415)
89
Keith Vaz (Leicester East): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, in how many primary schools the majority of registered students are black, Asian or other minority ethnic in (a) England, (b) Leicestershire and (c) Leicester East constituency.
(262438)
90
Keith Vaz (Leicester East): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many selective state secondary schools there are in (a) England, (b) Leicestershire and (c) Leicester East constituency.
(262439)
91
Keith Vaz (Leicester East): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what percentage of pupils obtained five or more GCSEs at grade A* to C in (a) England, (b) Leicestershire and (c) Leicester East constituency in 2008.
(262440)
92
N
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many full-time equivalent places he has allocated to further education colleges for 16 to 19 year old education and training in each year from 2009-10 to 2011-12.
(261679)
Questions to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
93
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how many residents of (a) Ribble Valley, (b) Lancashire and (c) England were diagnosed with bowel cancer in each of the last 10 years.
(261571)
94
N
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how many (a) non-UK born UK nationals and (b) non-UK born non-UK nationals his Department estimates there are in the working population of Britain; and what proportion of the total working population each category represents.
(262051)
95
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how many (a) memory sticks, (b) laptop computers, (c) desktop computers, (d) hard drives and (e) mobile telephones were (i) lost by and (ii) stolen from the Prime Minister's Office in each year since 1997.
(262391)
96
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, if he will take steps to ensure Government departments respond to petitions in the same manner required of local authorities will be required to under the provisions of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Bill if enacted.
(262617)
97
Ms Sally Keeble (Northampton North): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how many (a) men and (b) women were in (i) full-time and (ii) part-time employment in each of the last 12 months for which figures are available.
(262427)
98
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how many (a) part-time and (b) full-time vacancies there were for (i) temporary and (ii) permanent jobs in the UK in each (A) year since 1997 and (b) month of the last two years.
(262330)
99
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how much expenditure was incurred in respect of overseas visits which (a) he, (b) other Ministers in the Cabinet Office and (c) senior Cabinet Office officials undertook in 2008.
(262149)
100
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how many staff in the Cabinet Office (a) were disciplined and (b) had their employment terminated as a result of a poor sickness record in each of the last 12 months.
(262219)
101
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how many staff in the Prime Minister's Office (a) were disciplined and (b) had their employment terminated as a result of a poor sickness record in each of the last 12 months.
(262225)
Questions to the honourable Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners
102
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk): To ask the honourable Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners, whether the Church of England pension fund has rules to avoid making investments in companies involved in the sale, distribution and manufacturing of weapons and defence equipment.
(262384)
103
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk): To ask the honourable Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners, whether staff involved in management of the Church of England pension funds are eligible to receive bonuses for their work.
(262519)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
104
N
Adam Afriyie (Windsor): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent meetings she has had with the Power of Information Task Force to discuss its work.
(260655)
105
N
Adam Afriyie (Windsor): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what financial return on ordinary activities was expected from Ordnance Survey in the year ending July 2008.
(260656)
106
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many local housing authorities run rent deposit schemes; and if she will make a statement.
(262509)
107
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment she has made of the effect on a local authority tenants' risk of eviction of the practice of including utility bills in rent for the purposes of claiming rent arrears; and if she will make a statement.
(262547)
108
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the (a) guideline and (b) actual rent increase in each local authority in Greater London was in each of the last five years.
(262553)
109
Mr Philip Dunne (Ludlow): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what business improvement districts have been established in each local authority area in each year since 1997.
(262429)
110
Mr Philip Dunne (Ludlow): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what town centre management schemes have been established in each local authority area in each year since 1997.
(262431)
111
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to her Department's report Preventing violent extremism: next steps for communities, how much of the £80 million for community-led work to tackle violent extremism will be allocated to (a) national projects, (b) the Community Leadership Fund and (c) local authorities in (i) 2008-09, (ii) 2009-10 and (iii) 2010-11.
(262477)
112
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what percentage change there will be in (a) national non-domestic rate liability and (b) government grants to local authorities on average in April 2009.
(262135)
113
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what her most recent estimate is of the net rise in aggregate rateable values as a consequence of the new system of rating ports for business rates.
(262136)
114
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, on what dates the retrospective bills to ports firms will be issued following the introduction of the new system of rating ports for business rates.
(262137)
115
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many households have received assistance under the Mortgage Rescue Scheme to date.
(262140)
116
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which local authorities operate under the committee system of executive governance.
(262144)
117
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, for what reasons the construction of fishing lakes is classified as mineral extraction for the purposes of planning fees and charges.
(262145)
118
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Meriden of 27 January 2009, Official Report, column 343W, on departmental furniture, which suppliers provided furniture and fitting services to her Department in 2007-08.
(262151)
119
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Ministerial Correction of 29 January 2009, Official Report, columns 3-6MC, on Ordnance Survey: visits abroad, what the purpose was of each foreign visit listed.
(262153)
120
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whith reference to the Answer to the hon. Member for Brent East of 5 November 2008, Official Report, column 547W, on empty property, if she will place in the Library a copy of the updated guidance to local authorities on Empty Dwelling Management Orders.
(262154)
121
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to her Department's consultation paper on the Sustainable Communities Act 2007, whether she plans to extend local spending reports to include information on relevant executive agencies and non-departmental public bodies.
(262155)
122
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Bromley and Chislehurst of 14 January 2009, Official Report, column 1278W, on non-domestic rates: Greater London, when such sub-location codes were first used in a rates revaluation.
(262156)
123
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which organisations have received funding under the Faith Communities Capacity Building Fund to date; and what the (a) purpose and (b) monetary value of the grant was in each case.
(262161)
124
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what (a) methodology and (b) formula is used to calculate changes in (i) council house rent and (ii) housing subsidy to each local authority area.
(262162)
125
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many cases the Local Government Ombudsman has ruled upon which relate directly to the issuing of fines by waste collection authorities for breaches of a local authority's waste collection rules in the last 12 months; on what dates such rulings were made; and to which waste collection authorities such rulings related.
(262163)
126
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will place in the Library a copy of the register of interests of her Department's special advisers.
(262164)
127
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what amount and proportion of central government grant to local authorities was comprised of redistributed business rate revenue in each local authority area in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(262166)
128
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Meriden of 23 February 2009, Official Report, column 107W, on Design for Manufacture Programme, if she will place in the Library a copy of the report commissioned by the Homes and Communities Agency analysing the cost data from the various developers.
(262213)
129
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Answer to the hon. Member for Meriden of 19 March 2008, Official Report, column 1215W, on Thames Gateway Development Corporation Planning Committee: business interests, on what date consent was given by the Secretary of State for the appointment of Mr Alan Clark to the planning committee.
(262214)
130
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Meriden of 11 February 2009, Official Report, column 2064W, on departmental procurement, what type of work was undertaken by LLM Communications to support regional housing debates; which such debates they were engaged to support; and how much was paid to the company for this work.
(262216)
131
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Bromley and Chislehurst of 11 February 2009, Official Report, column 2063W, on departmental data protection, what dataset the Department has backed up in the United States.
(262217)
132
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the proposed targets are for the number of new dwellings to be built in the most recent draft of each regional spatial strategy; and over what period those targets apply in each case.
(262239)
133
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether the provisions of the EU Working Time Directive rules would apply to retained fire-fighters in the event of a fire service strike.
(262240)
134
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the timetable for unitary restructuring is in each local authority area in which unitary restructuring is being considered by the Boundary Committee.
(262241)
135
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Meriden of 29 January 2009, Official Report, column 775W, on housing: EC action, what timetable has been set for conducting the impact assessment of the EU proposal; and if she will place in the Library a copy of the completed assessment.
(262263)
136
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Meriden of 29 January 2009, Official Report, column 770W, on fire services, if she will make it her policy to make staff in regional fire control rooms eligible for the Fire Brigade's Long Service and Good Conduct Medal.
(262273)
137
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what methodology is used to calculate performance reward grant; and how much funding her Department has allocated for distribution under the grant in (a) 2008-09 and (b) 2009-10.
(262274)
138
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 29 January 2009, Official Report, column 769W, on eco-towns, if she will place in the Library a copy of the Cragg Ross Dawson research on local attitudes to the proposals for eco-towns.
(262293)
139
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 29 January 2009, Official Report, column 769W, on eco-towns, in which publications the Central Office of Information advertorials were placed.
(262296)
140
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what percentage of total accrued liabilities in each fund within the Local Government Pension Scheme was represented by total assets; and what the monetry value of the deficit or surplus in each fund was in the most recent period for which figures are available.
(262317)
141
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what requirements there are on (a) listed buildings and (b) places of worship to (i) obtain and (ii) show a display energy certificate.
(262318)
142
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment she has made of the value for money of the contributions made by her Department to the budgets of the regional development agencies.
(262319)
143
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the policy of (a) her Department and (b) the Tenants Services Authority is on the use of cash incentive payments to social tenants to vacate their properties and move to private sector accommodation.
(262320)
144
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what consideration she has given to the sale to the private sector of the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre; and if she will make a statement.
(262321)
145
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what her Department's policy on the sale for development of allotments is.
(262322)
146
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Meriden of 29 January 2009, Official Report, column 784W, on the Tenant Services Authority: publicity, whether external firms provided assistance with the development of the Tenant Service Authority brand.
(262370)
147
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what targets she has set for levels of participation in HomeBuy Direct Schemes; and what timetable she has set for meeting these targets.
(262371)
148
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what guidance her Department has provided to local authorities on (a) predetermination and (b) predisposition in respect of planning decisions.
(262372)
149
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will commission an independent review of the emergency planning and contingency arrangements used by local authorities for the purpose of increasing the effectiveness of such arrangements during extended periods of severe weather.
(262373)
150
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether central Government grants to local authorities are adjusted to take account of the use by local authorities of discretionary powers to vary the council tax discount on (a) second and (b) long-term empty homes.
(262374)
151
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the name and address is of each administrator of each individual fund within the Local Government Pension Scheme; and which local authorities are members of each individual fund.
(262375)
152
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, on what date Eland House first became an operational building for her Department's predecessor.
(262376)
153
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, for what reasons the consultation process on eco-towns has been extended; and how many consultation responses her Department received prior to the extension.
(262377)
154
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the purpose and function of the McKinsey consultancy services provided to her Department was in relation to the Communities High Level Seminar; and into which categories the £407,000 of expenditure on the consultancy work fell.
(262378)
155
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which councillors are members of the Local Government Pension Scheme in their capacities as councillors.
(262379)
156
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what funding each regional assembly has given to regional health offices in Brussels.
(262380)
157
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will place in the Library a copy of the letter from P&O Ferries to the Minister for Local Government on retrospective port taxes.
(262381)
158
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what changes have been made to the period before expiry of planning permissions since 1997; and what representations her Department has received on extending this period in the last six months.
(262382)
159
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether port operators will receive retrospective refunds as a result of the backdating of lower rateable values.
(262383)
160
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many national policy statements she expects to be published; when each will be published; and what the subject of each will be.
(262443)
161
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the estimated size of the London Pension Fund Authority's pensioners sub-fund deficit is; and what proportion of that deficit is attributable to pension commitments in relation to former employees of the (a) Greater London Council and (b) Inner London Education Authority.
(262444)
162
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what proportion of local authority funding (a) including and (b) excluding direct schools grant will be ring-fenced in (i) 2008-09 and (ii) 2009-10.
(262445)
163
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether an impact assessment has been prepared in relation to the planned increase in levels of business rates from April 2009.
(262447)
164
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many (a) private and (b) public sector domestic dwellings were empty in the most recent period for which figures are available.
(262508)
165
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether local authorities which have transferred their housing stock to a housing association are permitted to build new council housing.
(262514)
166
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many local authorities have failed to meet the deadline to put in place a code of connection to facilitate access to the Government Connect service; and if she will make a statement.
(262516)
167
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what guidance her Department has issued on the interest rate to be used when local authorities repay overpaid (a) fees, (b) charges and (c) taxes.
(262517)
168
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will place in the Library a copy of Preparing Regional Spatial Strategy Reviews on Gypsies and Travellers.
(262518)
169
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many domestic dwellings in England have been assigned the code CL26 in each of the last three years.
(262521)
170
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will place in the Library a copy of the latest version of the Handbook for the Joint Negotiating Committee for local authority chief executives.
(262522)
171
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which organisations participating in the Government's Homebuy programme offer 100 per cent. mortgages to purchasers; and if she will make a statement.
(262532)
172
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many housing transactions have been completed under the Homebuy Direct scheme to date.
(262533)
173
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether local authorities are required to report the pay scales of senior council officers in their Statement of Accounts.
(262534)
174
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, in which Homebuy schemes are potential homeowners permitted to seek a 100 per cent. mortgage.
(262540)
175
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 14 January 2009, Official Report, columns 768-9W, on community development, for what reasons her Department decided not to proceed with plans for the establishment of neighbourhood improvement districts.
(262541)
176
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 2 February 2009, Official Report, column 974W, on the Valuation Office: Rightmove, which estate agent industry sources other than Rightmove are routinely used by the Valuation Office Agency.
(262542)
177
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 27 October 2008, Official Report, column 724W, on New Dimension Programme, if she will place in the Library a copy of the report by NERA UK Ltd on the New Dimension Programme.
(262543)
178
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Written Ministerial Statement of 12 February 2009, Official Report, columns 73-6WS, on departmental expenditure limits, what future liabilities under the Homeowner Mortgage Support scheme she expects the non-cash provision to cover.
(262585)
179
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Runnymede and Weybridge of 26 January 2009, Official Report, column 107W, on departmental catering, what the policy on using genetically modified food in (a) the Eland House staff restaurant, (b) the Ashdown House snack bar, (c) the catering facilities at the Planning Inspectorate in Bristol, (d) the catering facilities at the Fire Service College and (e) the canteen facility at the QE2 Conference Centre is.
(262586)
180
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Written Ministerial Statement of 12 February 2009, Official Report, columns 73-6WS, on departmental expenditure limits, to which programme areas the provision for bad debts on old European Regional Development Fund programmes relates.
(262587)
181
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Welwyn Hatfield of 29 January 2009, Official Report, column 641W, on legal opinion, on what topics external legal advice was commissioned in 2007-08.
(262588)
182
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much the Audit Commission has spent on services procured from each of the external public relations and marketing companies included in the Central Office of Information's Public Relations Framework in the last 36 months.
(262590)
183
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much the Planning Inspectorate has spent on services procured from each of the external public relations and marketing companies included in the Central Office of Information's Public Relations Framework in the last 36 months.
(262591)
184
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much Ordnance Survey has spent on services procured from each of the external public relations and marketing companies included in the Central Office of Information's Public Relations Framework in the last 36 months.
(262592)
185
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment her Department has made of the preparedness of (a) fire and rescue authorities and (b) local authorities for an influenza pandemic.
(262593)
186
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what plans she has made for fire cover in the event of (a) a local and (b) a national fire strike pending full take-up of the Fireguard programme.
(262594)
187
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what timetable she has set for the revision of Planning Policy Statement 6 on town centre planning.
(262595)
188
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate she has made of the (a) number and (b) proportion of small businesses eligible to claim small business rate relief which do not do so.
(262596)
189
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether the restoration of long-term empty domestic dwellings for active use may be counted as a contribution towards a local authority's new dwellings target.
(262597)
190
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what figures her Department collects on the number of vacant (a) private and (b) public sector homes in each local authority area.
(262598)
191
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 28 January 2009, Official Report, column 643W, on regional planning and development: South East, if she will place in the Library a copy of the submissions from (a) the hon. Member for Eastleigh of 22 October 2008, (b) Eastleigh Borough Council of 23 October 2008 and (c) Eastleigh Borough Council of June 2006.
(262599)
192
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Ruislip-Northwood of 26 January 2009, Official Report, column 108W, on fire services: contracts, in what Government Office regions contracts have been signed for the regional fire control rooms; and in which Government Office regions and for what services contracts have not been signed.
(262600)
193
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to the supplementary memorandum from the Valuation Office Agency presented to the Treasury Select Committee, dated 29 October 2008, which amendments to the council tax valuation lists involving movements to a lower band were made in each billing authority in each of the years to March (a) 2006, (b) 2007 and (c) 2008.
(262601)
194
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what discussions her Department has had with prospective developers of eco-towns on the desirability of alternate weekly collections in eco-town developments.
(262602)
195
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what use her Department and its predecessors have made of special development orders since May 1997.
(262603)
196
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many householders were owner occupiers owning their home (a) outright and (b) with a mortgage in each of the last 30 years.
(262604)
197
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment she has made of the effect on investment activity in the buy-to-let sector of the abolition of dividend tax credits on pension funds.
(262605)
198
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether councillor members of joint waste authorities are eligible to join the Local Government Pension Scheme in their capacity as members of such authorities; and what powers such authorities have to admit them to membership.
(262606)
199
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much the Valuation Office Agency, or HM Revenue and Customs on its behalf, will pay to Rightmove.co.uk plc under the contract as extended in respect of (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10 and (c) 2010-11.
(262607)
200
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much she estimates will be raised from business rates in (a) England and (b) Wales in (i) 2007-08, (ii) 2008-09 and (iii) 2009-10.
(262608)
201
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, for what reasons her Department has decided not to continue with National Indicator 12; and what plans she has to replace it with a comparable indicator.
(262609)
202
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will make it her policy to implement a council tax freeze in England.
(262610)
203
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much her Department has paid the European Commission in financial corrections since 1997; and what levies for financial corrections were outstanding at the latest date for which figures are available.
(262611)
204
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Meriden of 29 January 2009, Official Report, column 711W, on rodents, what the timetable is for the publication of English Condition Survey research relating to the period after 2003-04.
(262614)
205
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Oldham West and Royton, of 12 February 2009, Official Report, column 2219W, on mortgages, how many and what proportion of mortgages were in each list house price to income ratio bracket in each year for which data is available.
(262616)
206
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will place in the Library a copy of the local authority chief executives' pay agreement for (a) 2008 and (b) 2009.
(262625)
207
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the estimated average rise in council housing rents will be from April 2009.
(262626)
208
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Bromley and Chislehurst of 19 January 2009, Official Report, column 1072W, on councillors: Arun, if she will place in the Library a copy of the Code of Data Matching Practice.
(262653)
209
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will place in the Library a copy of the presentation and handouts produced by the Audit Commission's Director of Studies on the challenges for municipal waste management for the Waste Management Finance Forum on 22 January 2009.
(262655)
210
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment has been made of the merits of utilising the proposed data-sharing provisions in the Coroners and Justice Bill to facilitate data sharing between public authorities for the purpose of collection of local government taxation.
(262656)
211
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether recyclable materials collected from street recycling bins are counted towards local authorities' national indicator set recycling figures and targets.
(262657)
212
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much (a) the Housing Corporation, (b) English Partnerships, (c) Firebuy and (d) the Standards Board for England has spent on services procured from each of the external public relations and marketing companies included in the Central Office of Information's public relations framework in the last 36 months.
(262658)
213
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many local authorities have met the Government's target to pay invoices within 10 days.
(262659)
214
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what information the National Register of Social Housing holds on the property characteristics of empty public sector dwellings.
(262660)
215
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what space standards (a) local authorities and (b) housing associations are required to follow when (i) building and (ii) purchasing new dwellings for social tenants.
(262661)
216
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which local authorities submit billing authority reports to the Valuation Office Agency via the Valuebill/e-BAR electronic interface.
(262662)
217
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what guidance has been provided on the location in a building where a display energy certificate should be displayed.
(262663)
218
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will place in the Library a copy of the recent Planning Inspectorate ruling in relation to Brighton and Hove Council and patio heaters outside licensed premises.
(262664)
219
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what requirements there are on local authorities to complete strategic housing land availability assessments; and what the timetable for their completion is in each Government Office region.
(262665)
220
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much was raised by reducing the council tax discount on empty properties in each billing authority in the last year for which figures are available; and what proportion of the revenues were kept by central government in each case.
(262666)
221
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 20 January 2009, Official Report, column 1277W, on non-domestic rates, in what circumstances and in respect of which types of property automated analytical techniques were used by the Valuation Office Agency in its preparatory work for the 2010 revaluation.
(262668)
222
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the timetable is for the formal termination of regional assemblies.
(262669)
223
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much funding her Department is providing to each of the regional neighbourhood training and resource centres in 2008-09.
(262670)
224
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 15 January 2009, Official Report, columns 947-8W, on Travelling people: caravan sites, what the level and structure of the appropriate fee that should be charged for rubbish collections is; and what guidance her Department issues to local authorities in the event of Travellers refusing to pay.
(262671)
225
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 28 January 2009, Official Report, column 631W, on the departmental expenditure limit, if she will set out what the nature, parties and status was of the legal dispute over Firebuy and the Integrated Clothing Project procurement.
(262672)
226
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 28 January 2009, Official Report, column 631W, on the departmental expenditure limit, for what purposes the remaining £1.9 million of public funds was transferred to Firebuy.
(262673)
227
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 28 January 2009, Official Report, columns 634-5W, on fire services, if she will place in the Library a copy of the minutes of the meetings of the Fireguard project board that are held by Firebuy.
(262674)
228
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Ilford North of 26 January 2009, Official Report, column 106W, on departmental buildings, under what budgetary heading the expenditure referred to in the table was incurred in the most recent year for which audited figures are available; and in respect of which locations such expendiutre was incurred.
(262676)
229
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what financial corrections the European Commission has imposed on the UK in respect of financial irregularities in the administration of regeneration programmes.
(262678)
230
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the status of the proposed changes is to Planning Policy Statement 6, on planning for town centres; and when she plans to publish the results of the July 2008 consultation.
(262679)
231
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what her policy is on wage inflation among local authority chief executives.
(262680)
232
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much her Department has allocated to the Thames Gateway in each year since 2005-06; and what the projected allocation is in each of the next three years.
(262681)
233
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, where each regional office of the Homes and Communities Agency is located; and whether each is co-located with the relevant (a) Government Office for the region and (b) regional assembly.
(262682)
234
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what guidance she has issued to local authorities on the procedure to be followed in setting (a) a budget and (b) a council tax rate in circumstances where the council is unable to agree on a budget.
(262683)
235
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what representations she has received from the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy on amendments to the Local Government Pension Scheme rules to allow greater discretion to local authority investment managers; and if she will make a statement.
(262684)
236
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what representations she has received from the Local Government Association on the retirement age for the Local Government Pension Scheme; and if she will make a statement.
(262685)
237
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what guidance she has given to local authorities on the calculation of baseline footprints for the Carbon Reduction Commitment.
(262686)
238
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the geographic scope is of her proposals to legislate to allow for (a) remote voting by councillors and (b) incentives for electors to vote.
(262687)
239
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what obligations there are on local authorities to publish details of the (a) salary, (b) pension and (c) severance packages of their chief executives.
(262688)
240
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many permanent dwellings built with private funds were started in England in each quarter of the last 30 years.
(262689)
241
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which public bodies will have access to (a) Ordnance Survey, (b) Landmark and (c) Dotted Eyes geographic data under the Pan-Government Agreement.
(262690)
242
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what funding her Department has provided for each Regional Centre of Excellence in the most recent year for which figures are available; and what the (a) title and (b) postal address is of each such centre.
(262691)
243
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what powers she has to revoke regional spatial strategies once published.
(262692)
244
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Written Ministerial Statement of 12 February 2009, Official Report, columns 73-6WS, on departmental expenditure limits, which financial corrections to old European Regional Development Fund programmes the new provisions will cover.
(262693)
245
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Bromley and Chislehurst of 2 February 2009, Official Report, column 974W, on waste management: South East, what guidance the Waste Improvement Network has given to local authorities on the collection of household waste.
(262694)
246
N
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what her most recent estimate is of the average cost of fire and rescue service attendance at an incident.
(262069)
247
N
Dan Rogerson (North Cornwall): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether European Regional Development Funds may be drawn upon for road improvement schemes.
(261795)
248
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much expenditure was incurred in respect of overseas visits which (a) she, (b) other Ministers in her Department and (c) her Department's senior officials undertook in 2008.
(262147)
249
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many staff in her Department (a) were disciplined and (b) had their employment terminated as a result of a poor sickness record in each of the last 12 months.
(262246)
250
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many empty homes there were in each local authority area in Yorkshire and the Humber at the latest date for which figures are available; how many of these homes had been empty on a long-term basis; and if she will make a statement.
(262253)
251
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when she expects to make a decision on the planning application for the Flemingate development proposal in Beverley; and if she will make a statement.
(262259)
252
N
Paddy Tipping (Sherwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the average council tax bill per resident issued by each county council in England was in 2008-09.
(261567)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
253
Peter Bottomley (Worthing West): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will take steps to exclude lap dancing from the provisions of temporary event notices.
(262392)
254
Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what percentage of visitor accommodation facilities in London are accredited under the National Quality Accreditation Scheme.
(262489)
255
Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much of the London Development Agency's funding for increased accreditation of London accommodation under the National Quality Accreditation Scheme has been spent.
(262490)
256
N
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much his Department (a) budgeted for and (b) spent on (i) car park maintenance and (ii) road maintenance for the Royal Parks Agency in relation to each Royal Park in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(261952)
257
N
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate his Department has made of the annual revenues which would be generated from the Royal Parks Agency's proposed car park charging regime in (a) Richmond Park and (b) Bushy Park; and if he will make a statement.
(261953)
258
Mr David Kidney (Stafford): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimates he has provided to businesses involved in (a) tourism, (b) hospitality, (c) leisure and (d) sport on likely (i) UK and (ii) overseas visitor numbers in 2009.
(262696)
259
Mr David Kidney (Stafford): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the prospects for the tourism sector in 2009.
(262697)
260
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much expenditure was incurred in respect of overseas visits which (a) he, (b) other Ministers in his Department and (c) his Department's senior officials undertook in 2008.
(262146)
261
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many staff in his Department (a) were disciplined and (b) had their employment terminated as a result of a poor sickness record in each of the last 12 months.
(262247)
262
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what criteria are used by his Department in its decision to mark the anniversary of an occasion; and which anniversaries his Department plans to mark in each of the next three years.
(262573)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence
263
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what (a) financial and (b) staff resources his Department provided for the European Defence Agency in 2007-08.
(262269)
264
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent discussions he has had with (a) the European Commission and (b) the European Defence Agency on the co-ordination of the initiative on the European market for security and defence equipment and technologies.
(262270)
265
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the effects of the restrictions on the procurement of security and defence equipment and the transfer of such technologies amongst member states on the capacity of the Government to contribute towards meeting the objectives of the European Security and Defence Policy.
(262271)
266
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions he has had with the European Commission on standardisation within the European security and defence technological and industrial base.
(262272)
267
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many apprenticeships places there have been in his Department in each of the last three years; in what areas of operations those places have been; and how many people his Department has provided work experience for in each such year.
(262393)
268
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what research and development projects his Department is funding; how much has been allocated to each such project; and which organisations are undertaking each project.
(262395)
269
N
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether final approval has been withheld for the second risk reduction activity for the Defence Training Review.
(262016)
270
N
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what activities are planned to be undertaken within the budget of the second package of risk reduction activity for the Defence Training Review.
(262017)
271
N
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps the Secretary of State is taking in response to the parliamentary objection to the departmental minute dated 17 February 2009 concerning a contingent liability for the costs associated with the defence training review.
(262068)
272
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department provides (a) funding and (b) training for counter-narcotics work in Colombia.
(262579)
273
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what percentage of the Defence Training Review package he expects to be delivered outside the future Defence Academy at RAF St Athan.
(262500)
274
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the package of delivery designed by Metrix for the Defence Training Review project will offer apprenticeships to the (a) standards and (b) accreditation delivered by the Defence College of Aeronautical Engineering; and what provision will be made in the package for apprenticeship training to an accredited standard.
(262635)
275
Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the standard operating procedure for a submarine following a collision is; and whether HMS Vanguard surfaced immediately after its collision with Le Triomphant.
(262627)
276
Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his Department's estimate in its risk assessments of the probability of a British nuclear submarine colliding at sea with a foreign nuclear submarine was prior to 3 February.
(262628)
277
Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department (a) implemented the procedures in the Regulation of the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Programme JSP 518 for berthing a submarine with a significant defect and (b) informed the Health and Safety Executive prior to berthing HMS Vanguard at Coulport on 14 February 2009.
(262629)
278
Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to prepare and approve a specific safety case for the docking and repair of HMS Vanguard in the Faslane shiplift; and what the timescale for completing this safety case is.
(262630)
279
Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what collisions between Royal Navy submarines and other vessels took place between 1979 and 1997; and which vessels of which class were involved in each collision.
(262632)
280
Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the (a) trained, (b) actual strength and (c) numbers fit for duty requirement is for each (i) regular and (ii) territorial infantry battalion of the Royal Regiment of Scotland.
(262633)
281
Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to publish the Board of Inquiry report on the incident on HMS Superb in the Red Sea in May 2008.
(262634)
282
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much expenditure was incurred in respect of overseas visits which (a) he, (b) other Ministers in his Department and (c) his Department's senior officials undertook in 2008.
(262184)
283
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many staff in his Department (a) were disciplined and (b) had their employment terminated as a result of a poor sickness record in each of the last 12 months.
(262248)
284
Mr David Willetts (Havant): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answers of 11 February 2009, Official Report, column 1993W and 24 February 2009 Official Report, column 741W, on apprentices, for what reasons the number of apprenticeships in his Department declined from 2007-08 to 2008-09.
(262699)
285
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what consideration he has given to introducing pathogen-inactivated blood products for military personnel in theatre; and if he will make a statement.
(262563)
286
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what systems are in place for the military medical services in theatre in (a) Iraq and (b) Afghanistan to procure stocks of blood products locally should stocks supplied from the UK run out; and if he will make a statement.
(262564)
287
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost of supplying blood products to the armed forces based in (a) Iraq and (b) Afghanistan in each year since military operations began in each theatre has been; and if he will make a statement.
(262565)
288
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much (a) blood, (b) blood platelets and (c) blood plasma has been transported to (i) Iraq and (ii) Afghanistan for use by the armed forces in each year since the start of operations in each theatre; and if he will make a statement.
(262566)
289
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many units of (a) blood platelets and (b) blood plasma transported to Afghanistan for use by the armed forces were destroyed because they were past their use-by date in each year since 2001; and if he will make a statement.
(262567)
290
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many units of (a) blood platelets and (b) blood plasma transported to Iraq for use by the armed forces were destroyed because they were past their use-by date in each year since 2003; and if he will make a statement.
(262568)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change
291
N
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what information his Department holds on the average length of time a customer has to be with an energy supplier before being able to apply for (a) a social tariff and (b) a discounted tariff with that supplier.
(262127)
292
N
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many and which energy suppliers offer a social tariff as defined by Ofgem; and if he will make a statement.
(262128)
293
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Tunbridge Wells, of 27 February 2009, Official Report, column 1138W, on nuclear power: regulation, how many pages there are in the review of nuclear regulation by Dr Tim Stone to which he refers.
(262712)
294
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what further reports he expects to be published by the Electricity Networks Strategy Group.
(262713)
295
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what the cost to his Department and its predecessor of (a) the Energy Saving Trust and (b) its contractors has been since the Trust's inception; to which (i) regional and (ii) local organisations the Energy Saving Trust contracts domestic and business consumer enquiries; how many complaints about its service the Energy Saving Trust and its contractors received in each of the last two years; what assessment his Department makes of the cost-effectiveness of the Energy Saving Trust; and what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Energy Saving Trust in reducing domestic and business greenhouse gas emissions.
(262434)
296
N
Martin Horwood (Cheltenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, during what periods in July and August 2008 the power generation units at Kingsnorth power station were (a) operating at full capacity, (b) operating at limited capacity and (c) turned off; and if he will make a statement.
(261845)
297
Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what information his Department makes available to local communities whose areas are the subject of onshore wind farm applications; what formal guidance his Department provides to local authorities considering each application; and if he will make a statement.
(262142)
298
Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, if he will make it his policy to require a buffer zone of two kilometres between a wind turbine and the nearest inhabited dwelling for any new planning application; and if he will make a statement.
(262143)
299
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how much expenditure was incurred in respect of overseas visits which (a) he, (b) other Ministers in his Department and (c) his Department's senior officials undertook in 2008.
(262183)
300
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many staff in his Department (a) were disciplined and (b) had their employment terminated as a result of a poor sickness record in each of the last 12 months.
(262249)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
301
Mr David Anderson (Blaydon): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will take steps to ensure the continuation of the National Flood Forum.
(262720)
302
N
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his international counterparts on bee health.
(261797)
303
N
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he expects the details of the new bee health research programme to consider the wider problems facing pollinators to be finalised; and if he will make a statement.
(262067)
304
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will take steps (a) to promote beekeeping and (b) encourage existing beekeepers to remain in the sector; and if he will make a statement.
(262294)
305
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department has undertaken research on the link between imidacloprid and bee health.
(262295)
306
N
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what consideration his Department has given to the Scottish Fishermen's Federation's request for a joint legal opinion to be given by the Scottish and UK law officers on the Scottish Executive's proposals on fishing quotas and licences.
(262129)
307
N
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions he and officials in his Department have had with Scottish Executive Ministers and officials on the Scottish Executive's fishing quota proposals; whether a joint position with the Scottish Executive has been agreed; and if he will make a statement.
(262130)
308
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what determination the EU has made in respect of the Mon-810 strain of genetically-modified maize; and whether any member state has agreed that the strain should be planted.
(262433)
309
N
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many applications for export refunds within the Common Agricultural Policy there have been for (a) pigmeat, (b) milk and milk products, (c) poultry, (d) beef and veal and (e) eggs under the EC regulation currently in force in the last 12 months.
(262021)
310
N
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the international trade in honeybees on the spread of pests and diseases in the UK bee population.
(262070)
311
N
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the effects of recreational bee keepers and their practices on the bee population.
(262071)
312
N
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many staff of the National Bee Unit were responsible for research into bee health in each of the last 10 years.
(262072)
313
N
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many seasonal bee inspectors were employed by the National Bee Unit in each of the last 10 years.
(262073)
314
Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he plans to re-introduce log licences; and if he will make a statement.
(262291)
315
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he plans to answer Question 248253, on loss of departmental property, tabled on 12 January 2009.
(262506)
316
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what information the Waste and Resources Action Programme holds on the local authorities which levy charges for the provision of bin bags for the collection of household waste.
(262152)
317
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the Answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 14 January 2008, Official Report, column 858W, on fly-tipping: prosecutions, if he will provide equivalent figures for 2007-08.
(262159)
318
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the Answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 14 January 2008, Official Report, column 869W, on waste disposal: domestic waste, to what use the funding committed to support waste incentive pilot schemes will now be put.
(262160)
319
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the oral evidence taken by the Communities and Local Government Committee on 17 December 2007, HC (2007-08) 195, Q24, which local authorities had expressed an interest in participating in the pilot financial incentive schemes.
(262278)
320
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which beacon councils have been nominated for recognition of best practice in waste collection in the last 24 months.
(262515)
321
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what research has been (a) undertaken and (b) evaluated into carbon dioxide emissions from recycling and transporting recyclable waste by (i) his Department, (ii) the Waste and Resources Action Programme, (iii) the Environment Agency and (iv) the Carbon Trust.
(262618)
322
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps (a) his Department and (b) the Waste and Resources Action Programme is taking to promote the participation by local authorities in the ACR+ European Campaign for Waste Reduction.
(262619)
323
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will take steps to allow licensed premises to use municipal bottle banks to dispose of glass bottles.
(262620)
324
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will place in the Library a copy of the research report produced by the Waste and Resources Action Programme on the effects of transporting recovered paper and plastic bottles to China.
(262621)
325
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will place in the Library a copy of the presentation and handouts produced by his Department's Head of Waste Programme on the Implementation of Waste Strategy for England for the Waste Management Finance Forum on 22 January 2009.
(262622)
326
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much expenditure was incurred in respect of overseas visits which (a) he, (b) other Ministers in his Department and (c) his Department's senior officials undertook in 2008.
(262182)
327
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many staff in his Department (a) were disciplined and (b) had their employment terminated as a result of a poor sickness record in each of the last 12 months.
(262232)
328
N
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many fisheries officers were based in each principal coastal town in Devon and Cornwall in each of the last three years.
(260658)
329
Keith Vaz (Leicester East): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many local councils provide free collection of needles used in the management of diabetes from homes.
(262281)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
330
N
Mr Tom Clarke (Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received on the alleged assassination of the President of Guinea-Bissau; and if he will make a statement.
(261896)
331
N
Mrs Louise Ellman (Liverpool, Riverside): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received on the decision taken by the United Arab Emirates government to deny Israeli tennis player Shahar Peer a visa for the recent World Tennis Association tournament in Dubai.
(261950)
332
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 3 March 2009, Official Report, column 1413W, on terrorism: finance, how much his Department plans to spend (a) in each country and (b) on each type of project in each year from 2008-09 to 2010-11.
(262404)
333
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 3 March 2009, Official Report, column 1413W, on terrorism: finance, what criteria his Department is using to allocate funding to (a) countries and (b) projects; and how he plans to assess the effectiveness of such expenditure.
(262405)
334
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 3 March 2009, Official Report, column 1413W, on terrorism: finance, how much the British Council plans to spend (a) in each country and (b) on each type of project in each of the three years from 2008-09 to 2010-11.
(262406)
335
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 3 March 2009, Official Report, column 1413W, on terrorism: finance, what criteria the British Council is using to allocate funding to each (a) country and (b) project; and how it plans to assess the effectiveness of such expenditure.
(262407)
336
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has made any representations to the Algerian government on the welfare of the six individuals deported to that country since 2006 on national security grounds; and whether he plans to make representations on the welfare of those individuals.
(262577)
337
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department provides (a) funding and (b) training for counter-narcotics work in Colombia.
(262578)
338
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much has been spent on military aid to Colombia in each year since 1999.
(262581)
339
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what (a) vetting and (b) recording of data is undertaken (i) prior to and (ii) during the training of Colombian military officers who receive training from UK personnel.
(262583)
340
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many members of the High Mountain Battalion of the Colombian Army have received UK training in each year since 1999.
(262584)
341
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to the government of Colombia on the use of landmines; and if he will make a statement.
(262700)
342
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to the Colombian government on human rights.
(262701)
343
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to the Israeli government to allow unimpeded access to Gaza for food, fuel and medical supplies; and if he will make a statement.
(262702)
344
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for the Government's policy of the outcome of the recent referendum in Venezuela; and if he will make a statement.
(262703)
345
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with which countries the United Kingdom has signed memorandums of understanding to ensure that any deported terrorism suspects will not face torture or ill-treatment on their return; and with which countries similar memoranda are currently being negotiated.
(262704)
346
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received on the recent violence in north east Colombia.
(262705)
347
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment of Binyam Mohamed's welfare was made by the UK officials who visited him in July 2008; and if he will make a statement.
(262707)
348
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what requirements are placed on Colombian military personnel to adhere to human rights standards before they receive UK training.
(262709)
349
N
Tony Lloyd (Manchester Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what evidence he collects on the effectiveness of the human rights training delivered to the Colombian military by the UK.
(262018)
350
N
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what scheme of compensation exists for his Department's officials injured in (a) Iraq and (b) Afghanistan; and if he will make a statement.
(261846)
351
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much expenditure was incurred in respect of overseas visits which (a) he, (b) other Ministers in his Department and (c) his Department's senior officials undertook in 2008.
(262181)
352
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many staff in his Department (a) were disciplined and (b) had their employment terminated as a result of a poor sickness record in each of the last 12 months.
(262233)
353
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his US counterpart on Cyprus.
(262337)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
354
N
Mr John Baron (Billericay): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to reduce the incidence of (a) bullying and (b) disability discrimination in NHS organisations.
(261842)
355
N
Mr John Baron (Billericay): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress he has made on the implementation of the recommendations of the Richards Report on improving access to medicines for NHS patients.
(261843)
356
N
Mr John Baron (Billericay): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what evaluation he has made of the results of his Department's consultation on draft guidance on NHS patients who wish to pay for additional private care; and when he expects to issue the guidance.
(261844)
357
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 26 February 2009, Official Report, column 1034W, on nutrition, what data on malnutrition is routinely reported to (a) Ministers and (b) senior officials in his Department; if he will implement an annual audit of the quality of nutritional care; and if he will make a statement.
(262544)
358
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 26 February 2009, Official Report, column 1028W, on malnutrition, what the statistical margin of error would be if the General Practice Research Database sample were used to project a population-wide figure.
(262545)
359
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 26 February 2009, Official Report, column 1029W, on malnutrition, how frequently the analysis referred to is undertaken; and if he will make a statement.
(262546)
360
N
Mr William Cash (Stone): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will request that the Healthcare Commission expedite the publication of its report on Stafford Hospital.
(261892)
361
Mr Philip Dunne (Ludlow): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much (a) rehabilitation and (b) aftercare of patients who have had an amputation as a result of diabetes cost in the last financial year for which figures are available.
(262303)
362
Mr Philip Dunne (Ludlow): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans his Department has to include the diagnosis and management of peripheral arterial disease in the Quality and Outcomes Framework for general practitioners.
(262304)
363
Mr Philip Dunne (Ludlow): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what (a) priority and (b) focus his Department gives to peripheral arterial disease.
(262305)
364
Mr Philip Dunne (Ludlow): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what access NHS patients with diabetes-related foot ulcers have to dedicated multi-disciplinary team care in each strategic health authority area.
(262306)
365
Mr Philip Dunne (Ludlow): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients presented with intermittent claudication in each year since 1997.
(262307)
366
Mr Philip Dunne (Ludlow): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to improve the quality of care for patients with intermittent claudication.
(262308)
367
Mr Philip Dunne (Ludlow): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients have presented with peripheral arterial disease in each year since 1997.
(262331)
368
Mr Philip Dunne (Ludlow): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if his Department's vascular checks initiative will include diagnosis for peripheral arterial disease.
(262711)
369
Mr Philip Dunne (Ludlow): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his Department's policy is on measures to reduce the number of amputations resulting from diabetes and arterial disease.
(262714)
370
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of his Department's progress in raising awareness of bowel cancer.
(261568)
371
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people aged over 50 years were screened for bowel cancer in (a) Lancashire and (b) England in 2008.
(261569)
372
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the (a) longest and (b) average waiting time was for patients receiving radiotherapy treatment for bowel cancer in (i) Lancashire and (ii) England in 2008; and if he will make a statement.
(261570)
373
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many bowel cancer screening centres are operational in (a) Lancashire and (b) England; and if he will make a statement.
(261572)
374
Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many hospital admissions there have been for alcohol-related mental and behavioural disorders for (a) males and (b) females aged (i) under 10 years, (b) 10 to 13 years, (iii) 14 to 17 years and (iv) 18 years and over in (A) each region and (B) each constituency in each of the last five years.; and if he will make a statement
(262261)
375
Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many hospital admissions there have been for alcohol-related fall injuries for (a) males and (b) females aged (i) under 10, (ii) 10 to 13, (iii) 14 to 17 and (iv) 18 years and over in (A) each region and (B) each constituency in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(262492)
376
Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many hospital admissions there have been for alcohol-related road traffic accidents for (a) males and (b) females aged (i) under 10, (ii) 10 to 13, (iii) 14 to 17 and (iv) 18 years and over in (A) each region and (B) each constituency in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(262493)
377
Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many hospital admissions there have been for ethanol poisoning for (a) males and (b) females aged (i) under 10, (ii) 10 to 13, (iii) 14 to 17 and (iv) 18 years and over in each (A) region and (B) constituency in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(262494)
378
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients aged (a) under 10, (b) between 10 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 five years.
(262463)
379
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS hospitals have removed alcohol-based hand cleaning solutions in order to prevent people from drinking them; and if he will make a statement.
(261891)
380
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of NHS dentists who routinely refer patients to an hygienist at additional cost following a dental check-up; and if he will make a statement.
(262487)
381
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he expects the cost of a dental check-up with an NHS dentist to include (a) treatment by an hygienist and (b) a scale and polish; and if he will make a statement.
(262488)
382
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for East Worthing and Shoreham of 27 January 2009, Official Report, column 404W, on injuries: children, when the equivalent figures for the year 2007-08 will be available.
(262520)
383
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, on what date his Department's reviews of the inappropriate use of anti-psychotic drugs for people with dementia will be published.
(262282)
384
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much research funding has been allocated to studies linked to dementia in each financial year since 1997-98 for which figures are available; and how much is to be allocated in each financial year to 2010-11.
(262283)
385
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how the £150 million he has allocated to fund implementation of the Dementia Strategy will be observed between each of the Strategy's 17 objectives.
(262284)
386
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what mechanism his Department is using to ensure that the 4,000 extra midwives to be provided by 2012 are being provided at a local level in the NHS.
(262285)
387
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much the Government has spent on maternity services in each financial year since 1997-98; and how much it plans to spend on such services in each financial year to 2010-11.
(262286)
388
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many of the 4,000 extra midwives to be provided by 2012 have already been provided; and how many he expects will be provided in each year to 2012.
(262287)
389
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, from which budget the £150 million he has allocated to fund implementation of the Dementia Strategy will be taken; and by what mechanism it will be allocated to the NHS.
(262288)
390
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how the £150 million he has allocated to fund implementation of the Dementia Strategy will be allocated to (a) resource and (b) capital expenditure in each year of the Strategy.
(262289)
391
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, on what date he expects the conclusions of his Department's independent review of NHS dentistry to be published.
(262290)
392
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to his Dementia Strategy, published on 3 February 2009, how many memory clinics there are in the NHS; how many memory clinics he intends to establish; and by what date.
(262302)
393
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many dementia advisers the NHS employs; how many he intends to recruit in each of the next three years; and by what dates such advisers will be in place.
(262309)
394
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the tariff uplift breakdown for 2009-10 published by his Department on 5 February 2009, when he intends to develop a tariff for mental health services.
(262636)
395
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the tariff uplift breakdown for 2009-10, published by his Department on 5 February 2009, if he will place in the Library a copy of his Department's background analysis of the sum required to support compliance with the European Working Time Directive.
(262637)
396
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the tariff uplift breakdown for 2009-10, published by his Department on 5 February 2009, under which headings the additional funding his Department has provided for maternity services is included.
(262638)
397
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 2 February 2009, Official Report, column 938W, on NHS negligence, how much of the £713.4 million to be collected in 2009-10 will be collected by each NHS trust; and how much relates to each type of claim.
(262706)
398
N
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 27 February 2009, Official Report, column 1177W, on wheelchairs, what categories and types of wheelchair are included under specialised wheelchair; and what percentage of wheelchair referrals are on a consultant-led pathway.
(261763)
399
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will put in place measures to ensure that members of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation have no direct or indirect financial ties to pharmaceutical companies who provide vaccines.
(262165)
400
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much expenditure was incurred in respect of overseas visits which (a) he, (b) other Ministers in his Department and (c) his Department's senior officials undertook in 2008.
(262180)
401
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many staff in his Department (a) were disciplined and (b) had their employment terminated as a result of a poor sickness record in each of the last 12 months.
(262234)
402
N
Sir John Stanley (Tonbridge & Malling): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will direct the Chief Executive of the Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust to reply to the outstanding issues raised by the right hon. Member for Tonbridge and Malling in his letters to him of 26 August 2008 and 11 December 2008 following the death of a child of his constituents.
(261574)
403
Keith Vaz (Leicester East): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many health care centres in (a) Leicester City Primary Care Trust and (b) England accept needles which have been used in the management of diabetes.
(262410)
404
Keith Vaz (Leicester East): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the current level of provision for the disposal of needles used by diabetics; and if he will make a statement.
(262411)
405
Keith Vaz (Leicester East): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of the NHS budget has been spent on diabetes-related illnesses in each of the last five years.
(262412)
406
Keith Vaz (Leicester East): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the percentage change in diagnosis rates of Type 2 diabetes has been since 1997.
(262413)
407
Keith Vaz (Leicester East): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many primary care trusts provide training on diabetes to school staff.
(262414)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
408
N
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make an assessment of the efficacy of the prohibition of wheel clamping on private land in Scotland to assist in formulating her policy for England.
(261886)
409
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to tackle (a) gun crime, (b) urban crime, (c) rural crime, (d) credit card fraud and (e) fraudulent and spam phishing emails.
(260872)
410
Mr Philip Dunne (Ludlow): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what crime and disorder reduction partnerships have been established in each local authority area in each year since 1997.
(262430)
411
Mr Philip Dunne (Ludlow): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of the effectiveness of (a) business improvement districts, (b) crime and disorder partnerships and (c) town centre management schemes at reducing crime.
(262432)
412
N
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the detection rate was for incidents of violence against the person reported to the police in each month in the last two years.
(262052)
413
N
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will place in the Library a copy of the recent letter from the Minister of State for Borders and Immigration to the UK Statistics Authority on the topicality of statistical releases.
(262053)
414
N
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether it is her Department's policy to classify non-UK born UK nationals as non-immigrants when they are living within the UK.
(262054)
415
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what finance and support her Department provided for the production of series (a) one, (b) two and (c) three of the Kids Taskforce Watch over me DVD.
(262476)
416
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Answer of 19 November 2008, Official Report, column 575W, on the British Crime Survey, when volume 2 of the 2007-08 technical report will be published.
(262276)
417
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 23 February 2009, Official Report, column 150W, on drugs: crime, what categories of incidents would be recorded as those where drugs represented a characteristic or motivating factor.
(262277)
418
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many offences classified in the Home Office Counting Rules as 8/32 (breach of an anti-social behaviour order) have been recorded by police in each year since 1 April 2005.
(262333)
419
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many offences classified in the Home Office Counting Rules as (a) 66/8 (breach of a sexual offences prevention order), (b) 66/17 (offences relating to notification), (c) 66/19 (breach of risk of a sexual harm order) and (d) breach of a foreign travel order have been recorded by police in each year for which figures are available.
(262334)
420
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many compensation claims for discrimination have been brought against each police force in each of the last five years; and what the (a) outcome and (b) category of discrimination was in each case.
(262346)
421
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what data on police fitness tests her Department collected from police forces in 2007-08.
(262347)
422
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police forces ceased using the stop and account form following the removal of the requirement to do so.
(262348)
423
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to Table 2.04, Home Office Statistical Bulletin 07/08 Crime in England and Wales, if she will break down by offence the figure of 35,058 offences of Other offences against the State and public order recorded in 2007-08.
(262386)
424
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many incidents of vehicles being stolen during (a) robberies and (b) domestic burglaries have been recorded by each police force in each of the last five years.
(262389)
425
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Written Ministerial Statement of 23 February 2009, Official Report, column 7WS, on policing: publication of reports by Sir David Normington and Jan Berry, which of the 19 recommendations made by Sir Ronnie Flanagan have been implemented.
(262396)
426
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 2 March 2009, Official Report, column 1279W, on drugs: crime, for what reasons the police do not record possession offences by drug type for drugs other than cannabis.
(262495)
427
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 2 March 2009, Official Report, column 1278W, on crime: statistics, which classification each of these offences now belongs to.
(262496)
428
Stephen Hammond (Wimbledon): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many full-time equivalent dedicated traffic police there were in each police authority area in each year since 1997.
(262275)
429
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many of those incorrectly designated as having a criminal conviction by the Criminal Records Bureau since the bureau's inception are aged (a) under 18, (b) 19 to 25, (c) 26 to 40, (d) 41 to 60, (e) 60 to 65 and (f) 65 years and over.
(262335)
430
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many staff in her Department and its agencies were (a) investigated, (b) disciplined and (c) dismissed for (i) not following practice and protocols when handling files and databases containing personal information on members of the public, (ii) losing or mishandling sensitive personal data and (iii) gaining or attempting to gain unauthorised access to personal information in each year since 1997.
(262343)
431
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been issued with penalty notice disorders for being drunk and disorderly in each of the last three years.
(262468)
432
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the total revenue from fines imposed on those selling alcohol to under-age people was in each year since 2003.
(262469)
433
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prosecutions for passport fraud there have been in the last six years.
(262470)
434
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average fine imposed on those selling alcohol to under-age people was in each year since 2003.
(262471)
435
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the ethnicity of those people who have been incorrectly designated as having a criminal conviction by the Criminal Records Bureau since the Bureau's inception is.
(262472)
436
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many of those incorrectly designated as having a criminal conviction by the Criminal Records Bureau since the Bureau's inception have received compensation; and how much has been awarded in compensation.
(262473)
437
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many of those incorrectly designated as having a criminal conviction by the Criminal Records Bureau since the Bureau's inception are (a) male and (b) female.
(262474)
438
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to answer Question 247959, on loss of departmental property, tabled on 12 January 2009.
(262507)
439
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what funding has been provided to local authorities for provision of (a) rape crisis centres and (b) domestic violence support services in 2008-09.
(262446)
440
N
Mr David Jones (Clwyd West): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many North Wales police officers currently absent from work through illness have been absent for a period of (a) between three and six months, (b) between six and 12 months and (c) more than 12 months.
(261889)
441
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many individulas have been deported to (a) Jordan, (b) Libya and (c) Lebanon on national security grounds since July 2008.
(262576)
442
N
Mr Humfrey Malins (Woking): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) burglaries, (b) thefts, (c) robberies and (d) assaults (i) were reported and (ii) resulted in a conviction in England and Wales in the last two years for which figures are available.
(261890)
443
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what funding the Government has provided to sexual assault referral centres in each year since their introduction.
(262710)
444
N
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what scheme of compensation exists for British police officers injured while working in (a) Iraq and (b) Afghanistan; and if she will make a statement.
(261847)
445
N
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions there have been between her Department and the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills on the requirements placed upon higher and further education institutions under Tier 4 of the immigration controls established in 2008.
(261849)
446
N
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many academic advisors the UK Border Agency employs to assess whether students have made sufficient academic progress under the requirements of Tier 4 of the immigration controls established in 2008.
(261850)
447
N
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much it cost to establish the accreditation system for educational institutions under Tier 4 of the immigration controls established in 2008; and what estimate she has made of the annual costs of administering the system.
(261851)
448
N
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what provisions have been made under Tier 4 of the immigration controls established in 2008 for students in respect of whom tuition fees are paid in advance.
(261852)
449
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much expenditure was incurred in respect of overseas visits which (a) she, (b) other Ministers in her Department and (c) her Department's senior officials undertook in 2008.
(262179)
450
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many staff in her Department (a) were disciplined and (b) had their employment terminated as a result of a poor sickness record in each of the last 12 months.
(262235)
451
N
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum seekers are (a) housed and (b) planned to be housed in Castle Point constituency.
(260464)
452
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people in the Humberside Police Authority area were (a) arrested for, (b) charged with and (c) convicted of drug offences in each of the last five years; and if she will make a statement.
(262254)
453
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many individuals aged under 18 years resident in Beverley were (a) arrested for and (b) issued with a penalty notice for being drunk and disorderly in each of the last five years; and if she will make a statement.
(262255)
454
Keith Vaz (Leicester East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much funding the UK is providing to Europol in 2008-09; and how many British (a) police officers and (b) civil servants are seconded to Europol.
(262435)
455
Keith Vaz (Leicester East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what Europol's targets are for tackling international human trafficking offences.
(262575)
456
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much each police force has received from central government in each year since 2000; and if she will make a statement.
(262569)
457
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what sums the police funding formula has provided for each force in each year since 2000; and if she will make a statement.
(262570)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills
458
Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, how many adult apprentices there are in each of the 10 local authority areas which make up the Greater Manchester area.
(262279)
459
N
Andrew Selous (South West Bedfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, when he expects the £746,000 claimed for fee support by Dunstable College for its capital project to be paid.
(262066)
460
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, how much expenditure was incurred in respect of overseas visits which (a) he, (b) other Ministers in his Department and (c) his Department's senior officials undertook in 2008.
(262178)
461
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, how many staff in his Department (a) were disciplined and (b) had their employment terminated as a result of a poor sickness record in each of the last 12 months.
(262236)
462
Mr David Willetts (Havant): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, how much his Department, its predecessor and agencies have spent on the Impact of Skills for Life Learning Evaluation: Longitudinal Survey of Learners to date.
(262409)
463
Mr David Willetts (Havant): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, with reference to the Written Ministerial Statement of 4 March 2009, Official Report, column 55WS, on capital spending programmes in further education colleges, which colleges have been given the first stage of approval in principle by the Learning and Skills Council; and which colleges have submitted bids to the Learning and Skills Council for approval in principle.
(262698)
464
Mr David Willetts (Havant): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what support his Department (a) offers and (b) plans to offer to help cover the travel costs of British students who take a term of study in the United States.
(262708)
465
N
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what representations he has received from North Yorkshire County Council and North Yorkshire Learning and Skills Council on the capital redevelopment of Harrogate Further Education College.
(261439)
466
N
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, how many undergraduate places will be available for students in each of the next three years; and what plans he has to take account of the recession in providing further university places.
(261441)
467
N
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what plans has he to make additional funding available to further education colleges and universities for the re-skilling of individuals who hold a level three or level four qualification.
(261442)
468
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what plans he has to re-introduce polytechnic colleges into the higher education system.
(262292)
Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development
469
N
John Austin (Erith & Thamesmead): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his estimate is of the potential annual income from tourism to St Helena in a period of 20 years following the construction of an airport on the island.
(260316)
470
N
Mr Tom Clarke (Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much humanitarian assistance his Department has provided to Guinea-Bissau in the last financial year.
(261897)
471
N
Mr Tom Clarke (Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, which projects will receive funding from the £30 million allocated by his Department for reconstruction work in Gaza.
(261898)
472
N
Mr Tom Clarke (Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if he will take steps to assist the work of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees to provide humanitarian assistance to people displaced within Pakistan.
(261899)
473
N
Mr Tom Clarke (Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment he has made of reports of the expulsion of aid workers from Darfur.
(261900)
474
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department is taking to assist in AIDS education in developing countries.
(262441)
475
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department is taking to provide humanitarian assistance to the people of Zimbabwe.
(262442)
476
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 3 March 2009, Official Report, column 1413W, on terrorism: finance, how much of the £300 million to be contributed by his Department to tackling terrorism and promoting understanding overseas for the period 2009-09 to 2010-11 is funding additional to previously allocated expenditure.
(262402)
477
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 3 March 2009, Official Report, column 1413W, on terrorism: finance, how much of the £300 million his Department plans to spend on tackling terrorism and promoting understanding overseas will be spent (a) in each country and (b) on each type of project in each year from 2008-09 to 2010-11.
(262403)
478
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 3 March 2009, Official Report, column 1413W, on terrorism: finance, how he plans to assess the effectiveness of his Department's expenditure to tackle terrorism and promote understanding overseas.
(262408)
479
Ms Sally Keeble (Northampton North): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the terms of reference are of his Department's review of its policy on working with the private sector; and if he will make a statement.
(262260)
480
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much has been spent on aid to Colombia in each year since 1999.
(262582)
481
N
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what scheme of compensation exists for his Department's officials injured in (a) Iraq and (b) Afghanistan; and if he will make a statement.
(261848)
482
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much expenditure was incurred in respect of overseas visits which (a) he, (b) other Ministers in his Department and (c) his Department's senior officials undertook in 2008.
(262177)
483
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many staff in his Department (a) were disciplined and (b) had their employment terminated as a result of a poor sickness record in each of the last 12 months.
(262237)
484
Keith Vaz (Leicester East): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much aid has been provided by (a) the UK and (b) the EU to each region of Sri Lanka in the last (i) six months and (ii) two years; and what proportion of UK aid to Sri Lanka has been spent on (A) medical supplies, (B) food supplies, (C) housing and (D) education in the last 12 months.
(262437)
485
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his official engagements on 23 February 2009 were; and by what (a) route and (b) method he travelled between each engagement.
(262424)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Justice
486
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the Answer to the hon. Member for Rochford and Southend East of 9 October 2008, Official Report, column 785W, on departmental legislation, if he will update the information placed in the Library to include new offences created in 2008.
(262510)
487
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what costs his Department incurred in administering each type of community sentence in each of the last five years; and what the average administration costs per offender was.
(262341)
488
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the cost in empty property business rates for the vacant properties recorded on the e-PIMS database as owned by HM Court Service was in each of the last five years.
(262342)
489
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many incidents of self-harm by prisoners have (a) been reported and (b) required hospital treatment in each of the last three years.
(262400)
490
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many incidents of self-harm in each young offender institution by (a) juvenile prisoners and (b) young adult prisoners have (i) been reported and (ii) required hospital treatment in each of the last three years.
(262401)
491
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what provisions are made to allow prisoners who are druids to practise their beliefs in prison.
(262428)
492
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Birkenhead of 25 February 2009, Official Report, column 839W, on departmental translation services, what the cost for language translators and interpreters is for (a) his Department and its predecessor and (b) its agencies in each of the last five years.
(262502)
493
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what expenditure was incurred in the recruitment and appointment of the Commissioner for Victims and Witnesses prior to January 2006.
(262555)
494
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many bonuses and at what cost were awarded to senior civil servants working at his Department, its predecessor and its agencies in (a) 2006-07 and (b) 2007-08; and what estimate he has made of the equivalent figures for 2008-09.
(262556)
495
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people in his Department and its predecessors earned over £100,000 in (a) 2006-07 and (b) 2007-08; and how many he expects to do so in 2008-09.
(262557)
496
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners recalled from release on end-of-custody licence for re-offending have been convicted of offences committed while on licence in each prison service region since the end-of-custody licence scheme was introduced.
(262558)
497
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what percentage of defendants attending Salford Community Justice Centre have (a) re-offended and (b) complied with their sentence since the centre opened.
(262559)
498
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what percentage of defendants attending the Community Justice Centre in North Liverpool have (a) re-offended and (b) complied with their sentence since the centre opened.
(262560)
499
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the effects of the pilot Community Justice Centre in Liverpool and the Salford Community Justice initiative on sentencing.
(262561)
500
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the effects of the pilot Community Justice Centre in Liverpool and the Salford Community Justice initiative had on (a) public perceptions of the criminal justice system and (b) the re-offending rate.
(262562)
501
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the re-offending rates have been from the community court schemes in (a) Salford and (b) Liverpool.
(262649)
502
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the attendance rate by the accused (a) at court in England and Wales and (b) at each individual community justice court was for the most recent period for which information is available.
(262650)
503
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many qualitative evaluation reports of (a) the North Liverpool Community Justice Centre and (b) Salford Community Justice Centre he has received.
(262651)
504
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, where each of the community justice courts in England and Wales is located.
(262652)
505
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people were convicted for (a) possessing and (b) distributing prohibited (i) weapons and (ii) ammunition in each police force area in the last five years.
(262464)
506
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many visitors to prisons were found to be in possession of illegal drugs in each year since 1997; how many such visitors were referred to the police; and what steps were taken in respect of those not referred to the police.
(262465)
507
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners were held in police cells in each police force area in each month in the last three years; and at what cost.
(262466)
508
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners were held in court cells in each month in the last three years; and at what cost.
(262467)
509
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average prisoner to staff ratio at HM Prison Wymott was in each of the last five years.
(262397)
510
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prison staff were employed at HM Prison Wymott (a) before and (b) after the opening of the new residential unit.
(262398)
511
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will place in the Library a copy of the business case produced by the Security Industry Authority on the regulation of enforcement agents.
(262623)
512
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what plans he has to utilise the proposed data-sharing provisions in the Coroners and Justice Bill to facilitate data-sharing between public authorities in relation to collation of the electoral register.
(262624)
513
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much expenditure was incurred in respect of overseas visits which (a) he, (b) other Ministers in his Department and (c) his Department's senior officials undertook in 2008.
(262176)
514
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many staff in his Department (a) were disciplined and (b) had their employment terminated as a result of a poor sickness record in each of the last 12 months.
(262226)
Questions to the Leader of the House
515
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Leader of the House, how much expenditure was incurred in respect of overseas visits which (a) she, (b) other Ministers in her Office and (c) her Office's senior officials undertook in 2008.
(262175)
516
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Leader of the House, how many staff in her Office (a) were disciplined and (b) had their employment terminated as a result of a poor sickness record in each of the last 12 months.
(262227)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
517
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much expenditure was incurred in respect of overseas visits which (a) he, (b) other Ministers in his Department and (c) his Department's senior officials undertook in 2008.
(262174)
518
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many staff in his Department (a) were disciplined and (b) had their employment terminated as a result of a poor sickness record in each of the last 12 months.
(262228)
Questions to the Minister for the Olympics
519
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Minister for the Olympics, how many staff in her Office (a) were disciplined and (b) had their employment terminated as a result of a poor sickness record in each of the last 12 months.
(262229)
Questions to the Prime Minister
520
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury): To ask the Prime Minister, whether the (a) work and (b) funding of UK counter-narcotics operations in Colombia have been discussed at meetings of the Joint Intelligence Committee in the last three years.
(262580)
521
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness): To ask the Prime Minister, what the cost to the public purse of his recent visit to Washington DC was; and if he will make a statement.
(262256)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Scotland
522
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how much expenditure was incurred in respect of overseas visits which (a) he, (b) other Ministers in his Department and (c) his Department's senior officials undertook in 2008.
(262173)
523
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many staff in his Department (a) were disciplined and (b) had their employment terminated as a result of a poor sickness record in each of the last 12 months.
(262230)
Questions to the Solicitor General
524
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Solicitor General, how much expenditure was incurred in respect of overseas visits which (a) the Law Officers' and (b) senior officials from the Law Officers' Departments undertook in 2008.
(262167)
525
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Solicitor General, how many staff in the Law Officers' Departments (a) were disciplined and (b) had their employment terminated as a result of a poor sickness record in each of the last 12 months.
(262231)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport
526
N
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will ensure that the process of producing a Sussex Route Utilisation Strategy secures a substantive revision of the timetable with a view to eliminating problems and shortening timetabled rail journey times.
(261794)
527
N
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his latest estimate is of the cost to the public purse of bringing UK rail commuter fares into line with those in other European countries; on what basis he arrived at that estimate; and if he will make a statement.
(261885)
528
N
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what percentage of maximum airspace capacity over London and the South East is currently used; and what contingency plans he has to (a) ration and (b) otherwise allocate airspace if demand should exceed supply.
(261887)
529
N
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much was spent in each region on rail freight grants in each of the last 10 years.
(261888)
530
N
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what timetable he has set for the publication of his Department's review of the wearing of cycle helmets.
(261798)
531
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many offences (a) in total and (b) of violence against the person, (c) sexual offences, (d) robbery, (e) burglary, (f) against vehicles, (g) other forms of theft, (h) fraud and forgery, (ii) criminal damage and (j) related to drugs have been recorded by the British Transport Police in each year since 1998-99.
(262332)
532
Stephen Hammond (Wimbledon): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his most recent estimate is of the cost of the A3 Hindhead improvement (a) with and (b) without twin-bored tunnels under the Devil's Punch Bowl; and how much is expected to come from public funds.
(262268)
533
Stephen Hammond (Wimbledon): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many road accidents have been recorded involving hit and run drivers in (i) England and (ii) each local authority area in each year since 1997.
(262310)
534
Stephen Hammond (Wimbledon): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many victims of violence were recorded by British Transport Police in each force area in each year since 1997.
(262329)
535
Stephen Hammond (Wimbledon): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will place in the Library (a) the (i) memorandum of association and (ii) articles of association of Diesel Trains Limited and (b) a copy of each letter to industry partners referred to in his Department's press release of 5 March 2009 on the establishment of the company.
(262387)
536
Stephen Hammond (Wimbledon): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the names are of the (a) directors and (b) other members of senior management of Diesel Trains Limited.
(262388)
537
Stephen Hammond (Wimbledon): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many people have been disqualified from driving (a) in total and (b) in each local authority area in each year since 1997; and what the reasons for disqualification were.
(262497)
538
Stephen Hammond (Wimbledon): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what targets his Department has adopted for passenger numbers on the railway in the next 12 months.
(262646)
539
Stephen Hammond (Wimbledon): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, on what dates he has met representatives of the Association of Train Operating Companies to discuss operators' ability to meet existing franchise payments in the last six months.
(262647)
540
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he plans to take to assess the appropriateness of arrangements for stockpiling and distribution of salt and grit for use on roads in cold weather.
(262242)
541
N
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what monitoring or reviewing his Department undertakes of the decisions of regional transport boards; and if he will make a statement.
(261368)
542
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will hold discussions with (a) the National Air Traffic Service, (b) the Civil Aviation Authority and (c) BAA plc on minimising disruption to airline operators and passengers at Heathrow Airport during the forthcoming G20 Summit.
(262501)
543
N
Joan Ryan (Enfield North): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect of staffing at railway station ticket offices on levels of (a) graffiti and vandalism, (b) anti-social behaviour and (c) crime at rail stations; and if he will make a statement.
(261573)
544
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much expenditure was incurred in respect of overseas visits which (a) he, (b) other Ministers in his Department and (c) his Department's senior officials undertook in 2008.
(262172)
545
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many staff in his Department (a) were disciplined and (b) had their employment terminated as a result of a poor sickness record in each of the last 12 months.
(262220)
546
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the most recent occasion was on which he or his predecessor met or spoke to a representative of the Humber Bridge Board; and if he will make a statement.
(262257)
547
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will consider the merits of introducing a local residents' scheme for the Humber Bridge Toll; and if he will make a statement.
(262258)
548
N
Sir Peter Viggers (Gosport): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when a decision will be made on the bid by Transport for South Hampshire for community infrastructure funding for the development of a busway on the former Gosport to Fareham railway line.
(261440)
549
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department assessed Bombardier's bid under the Intercity Express Programme contract to be substantially compliant with the specifications set by his Department.
(262359)
550
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has received representations on reconciling the 362 tonne train weight specification with the other performance requirements specified by his Department for the new Intercity Express Programme trains.
(262360)
551
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the Agility Trains/Hitachi bid proposal is for the weight of each train in the Intercity Express Programme.
(262361)
552
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he expects to make a decision on whether to electrify the Great Western line.
(262362)
553
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what effect the inclusion of dual function diesel and electric trains has had on the estimated cost of the Intercity Express Programme.
(262363)
554
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 12 February 2009, Official Report, columns 2123-4W, on A303: inspections, if he will provide equivalent information for each other Vehicle and Operator Services Agency checkpoint in England and Wales.
(262416)
555
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Statement of 12 February 2009, Official Report, columns 1531-3W, when he expects the Intercity Express Programme trains he announced to be operating on the Great Western line.
(262417)
556
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many headcount additions above the agreed headcount target in the Gershon Review have been made in his Department since 2004.
(262418)
557
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will place in the Library a copy of the service contract with each of the four appointed road user service providers.
(262419)
558
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much has been paid into the Consolidated Fund from each type of fine on motorists in each year since 1997.
(262420)
559
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many times the National Networks Strategy Group has met since it was established; and what matters were discussed at each meeting.
(262421)
560
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much funding his Department has agreed to provide to High Speed Two Ltd.
(262422)
561
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many staff in his Department have worked on projects relating to high speed rail (a) between April and 29 September 2008 and (b) after 29 September 2008.
(262423)
562
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what consultants his Department has engaged to work on the Intercity Express Programme; and how much each has been paid to date.
(262448)
563
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department collated any summaries of the responses to the consultation document, Adding Capacity at Heathrow Airport in addition to the work carried out by Ipsos MORI/Detica.
(262449)
564
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many of the jobs he estimates will be safeguarded or created as a result of his announcement on the Intercity Express Programme and Stansted Express on 12 February 2009 will be in Derby.
(262450)
565
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he plans to extend the passengers in excess of capacity measurement to include services which do not start or end in London.
(262451)
566
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what research his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on traffic initiatives designed to integrate road users via shared space initiatives.
(262452)
567
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much his Department spent (a) on external consultants and (b) in total on the Adding Capacity at Heathrow Airport consultation.
(262453)
568
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what rail datasets held by his Department supply data broken down by (a) constituency, (b) local authority, (c) county and (d) region.
(262454)
569
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what traffic noise pollution datasets held by his Department supply data broken down by (a) constituency, (b) local authority, (c) county and (d) region.
(262455)
570
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what road (a) safety, (b) user and (c) congestion datasets held by his Department supply data, broken down by (i) constituency, (ii) local authority, (iii) county and (iv) region.
(262456)
571
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much his Department spent on new (a) roads and (b) motorways in each year since 1997.
(262457)
572
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many visits (a) he, (b) other Ministers and (c) departmental officials made abroad in 2008.
(262458)
573
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many meetings (a) he, (b) other Ministers and (c) departmental officials undertook using teleconferencing equipment in 2008.
(262459)
574
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effects on the Scottish economy of a new dedicated high-speed rail line from London to Edinburgh or Glasgow.
(262460)
575
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has made an assessment of the effects on (a) UK gross domestic product and (b) the regional economies of (i) the North West and (ii) the North East of a new high-speed line to each of these regions.
(262461)
576
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many times he has met the Scottish Executive Minister to discuss proposals for a high-speed rail line to Scotland.
(262462)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Wales
577
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how much expenditure was incurred in respect of overseas visits which (a) he, (b) other Ministers in his Department and (c) his Department's senior officials undertook in 2008.
(262170)
578
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many staff in his Department (a) were disciplined and (b) had their employment terminated as a result of a poor sickness record in each of the last 12 months.
(262222)
Questions to the Minister for Women and Equality
579
Mary Creagh (Wakefield): To ask the Minister for Women and Equality, what steps the Government is taking to reduce the disincentive to provide childcare vouchers arising from employers' liability to pay for the cost of childcare vouchers in the last six months of maternity leave.
(262238)
580
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Minister for Women and Equality, how much expenditure was incurred in respect of overseas visits which (a) she, (b) other Ministers in the Government Equalities Office and (c) Government Equalities Office senior officials undertook in 2008.
(262169)
581
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Minister for Women and Equality, how many staff in the Government Equalities Office (a) were disciplined and (b) had their employment terminated as a result of a poor sickness record in each of the last 12 months.
(262223)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
582
Miss Anne Begg (Aberdeen South): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many crisis loans awarded in each of the last five years were made to applicants who had previously received more than three crisis loans in the same year.
(262133)
583
N
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many job vacancies were notified to Jobcentre Plus branches in (a) West Chelmsford constituency and (b) the Chelmsford local authority area in each of the last 12 months.
(261796)
584
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what (a) benefits and (b) other concessions are available to those eligible for the income-related employment support allowance; if he will make it his policy to adjust the payment of contributory employment support allowance to allow eligibility for income-related employment support allowance; and if he will make a statement.
(262548)
585
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make it his policy to remove people under the age of 25 years from the purview of the single room rent regulations; and if he will make a statement.
(262549)
586
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will review the rules governing the payment of housing benefit to landlords to allow greater flexibility.
(262550)
587
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make it his policy to amend the rules governing eligibility for assistance with mortgage interest payment to include circumstances where the redundancy of one family member exposes the family to the risk of mortgage payment default and repossession; and if he will make a statement.
(262551)
588
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what his most recent estimate is of the ratio of jobseekers to vacancies in each (a) region, (b) local authority area, (c) Jobcentre Plus area and (d) parliamentary constituency.
(262243)
589
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people resident in each ward in the London Borough of Bexley claimed jobseeker's allowance in each of the last 12 months.
(262211)
590
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what percentage of young people in (a) the London Borough of Bexley and (b) Bexleyheath and Crayford constituency claimed jobseeker's allowance in each year since 2005.
(262212)
591
N
Julia Goldsworthy (Falmouth & Camborne): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the 2009-10 personal allowance for council tax benefit is for (a) single people aged under 25 and lone parents aged under 18, (b) single people aged 25 to 59 and lone parents aged 18 to 59, (c) single people aged 60 or over, (d) couples where both partners are aged under 18, (e) couples where the older partner is aged 18 to 59 and (f) couples where the older partner is aged 60 or over.
(261951)
592
N
Julia Goldsworthy (Falmouth & Camborne): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the minimum level of (a) weekly and (b) annual household income is at which a household is no longer eligible for (i) full and (ii) partial full council tax benefit for (A) a single pensioner, (B) a pensioner couple, (C) a working-age single person, (D) a working-age couple, (E) a lone parent with one child and (F) two parents with one child.
(262020)
593
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether a defendant required to reside in bail accommodation and support service (BASS) accommodation as a condition of bail is eligible for (a) housing and (b) council tax benefit in relation to their (i) usual place of residence and (ii) BASS accommodation.
(262345)
594
John Howell (Henley): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the new integrated disability employment support package being proposed to replace Work Preparation and Workstep will include a disability impact assessment.
(262639)
595
John Howell (Henley): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what mechanisms his Department have put in place to ensure that regional contracting arrangements of the Improving Disability Employment Advisory Service programme will work in conjuction with local initiatives.
(262640)
596
John Howell (Henley): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether (a) employment and support allowance and (b) jobseekers' allowance claimants who have been referred to the Improving Disability Employment Advisory Service programme will be expected to attend regular meetings with their Pathways to Work, Jobcentre Plus and Flexible New Deal provider.
(262642)
597
John Howell (Henley): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether mandatory activity under (a) the employment and support allowance and (b) jobseekers' allowance will take precedence over the Improving Disability Employment Advisory Service (IDEAS) programme; and whether participation in the IDEAS programme will count as work-related activity.
(262643)
598
John Howell (Henley): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the Improving Disability Employment Advisory Service programme will be available to (a) jobseeker's allowance claimants and (b) employment and support allowance claimants.
(262644)
599
John Howell (Henley): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether those facing increased obligations under the employment and support allowance regime who are in need of specialist disability employment support will have a right to access the Improving Disability Employment Advisory Service programme whether or not they receive a referral via Pathways to Work.
(262645)
600
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what formula his Department uses to calculate (a) council tax benefit and (b) housing benefit entitlement.
(262218)
601
Ms Sally Keeble (Northampton North): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) men and (b) women were in receipt of (i) contribution-based and (ii) income-based jobseeker's allowance in each of the last 12 months for which figures are available.
(262426)
602
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the reasons for variations in levels of overpayment of the winter fuel payment in each of the last 10 years.
(262338)
603
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many of the training courses to which Jobcentre Plus offers access lead to a certified qualification.
(262340)
604
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of Christmas bonuses were paid in (a) December 2008, (b) January 2009 and (c) February 2009; and how many and what proportion of such bonuses he expects to be paid in (d) March and (e) April 2009.
(262344)
605
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many vacancies are being advertised by Jobcentre Plus, broken down by the level of qualifications required for applicants for the vacancy.
(262399)
606
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how long he expects the employers' golden hello incentive scheme to operate.
(262498)
607
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what mechanisms are in place to inform claimants of contribution-based jobseeker's allowance of (a) the maximum payment period, (b) the date on which entitlement will expire and (c) other benefits to which they may be entitled.
(262511)
608
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of (a) the number of people who have used the Jobcentre Plus Rapid Response service in the last 12 months and (b) the number and proportion of those people who found employment through the service.
(262512)
609
N
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment he has made of the efficiency and effectiveness of operations at his Department's file store in Nelson.
(261893)
610
N
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department's file store in Nelson holds Criminal Records Bureau files.
(261894)
611
N
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many employees of Capita are contracted to work at his Department's file store in Nelson; what mechanisms are in place for undertaking security checks of such employees; and whether people who have a criminal record are eligible for employment at the file store.
(261895)
612
N
Andrew Selous (South West Bedfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what account his Department took of the requirements of section 17 of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 when deciding to post giro cheques for local housing allowance to tenants at multi-occupancy addresses; how many such giro cheques have been stolen; and if he will make a statement.
(261693)
613
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much expenditure was incurred in respect of overseas visits which (a) he, (b) other Ministers in his Department and (c) his Department's senior officials undertook in 2008.
(262168)
614
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many staff in his Department (a) were disciplined and (b) had their employment terminated as a result of a poor sickness record in each of the last 12 months.
(262224)
615
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people who began to claim jobseeker's allowance in each month between October 2005 and September 2008 claimed for a period of (a) less than three months and (b) between three and six months.
(262571)
616
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people claiming jobseekers allowance in each local authority area had been claiming it for a period of (a) up to three months, (b) between three and six months, (c) between six and 12 months, (d) between 12 and 24 months and (e) more than 24 months in each month since September 2008.
(262572)
Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
617
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Meriden of 29 January 2009, Official Report, columns 684-5W, on the Valuation Office: Rent Service, and with reference to the Answer of 20 November 2008 to the hon. Member for Welwyn, Hatfield, Official Report, column 776W, on the Valuation Office: reorganisation, what property attributes and information the Rent Service held prior to its transfer to the Valuation Office Agency.
[Transferred] (262612)
618
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Meriden of 29 January 2009, Official Report, columns 684-5W, on the Valuation Office: Rent Service, and with reference to the Answer of 20 November 2008 to the hon. Member for Welwyn, Hatfield, Official Report, column 776W, on the Valuation Office: reorganisation, whether property attribute information held by the Rent Service will be utilised by the Valuation Office Agency for council tax valuation purposes.
[Transferred] (262613)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
619
Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) males and (b) females aged (i) under 10 years, (ii) 10 to 13 years, (iii) 14 to 17 years and (iv) 18 years and over were (A) arrested, (B) cautioned and (C) prosecuted for alcohol-related offences in (1) each region and (2) each constituency in each of the last five years; and if she will make a statement.
[Transferred] (262266)
620
Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) males and (b) females aged (i) under 10, (ii) 10 to 13, (iii) 14 to 17 and (iv) 18 years and over were convicted for alcohol-related offences in each of the last five years; and if she will make a statement.
[Transferred] (262491)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Justice
621
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether the Government has plans to extend local authority enforcement powers to include the use of bailiffs to undertake forced entry.
[Transferred] (262677)
622
Keith Vaz (Leicester East): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many days Probation Service personnel took in sick leave in the last 12 months.
[Transferred] (262436)

 
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