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The Questions Book

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Monday 16 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.
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Questions for Oral or Written Answer
beginning on Monday 16 March 2009
(the 'Questions Book')

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Monday 16 March 2009


This paper contains only Written Questions for answer on Monday 16 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 16 March of which no previous notice has been given, see the Order Paper.

For Written and Oral Questions for answer after Monday 16 March see Part 2 of this paper.


Questions to the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform
1
Jon Cruddas (Dagenham): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what recent estimate he has made of the expenditure incurred to date on (a) consultants and (b) other companies engaged to advise on aspects of the proposed sale of parts of Royal Mail.
(264318)
2
Jon Cruddas (Dagenham): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what recent estimate he has made of the expenditure incurred on legal fees associated with the proposed sale of parts of Royal Mail.
(264319)
3
Jon Cruddas (Dagenham): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what recent estimate he has made of (a) staff time in hours expended and (b) expenditure incurred by Royal Mail on preparations for the proposed sale of parts of its operations.
(264320)
4
Jon Cruddas (Dagenham): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, when he expects to announce his decision on which parts of Royal Mail are to be offered for sale; and whether he plans to include information on the (a) monetary value and (b) profitability of each section to be offered for sale in such an announcement.
(264321)
5
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, if he will introduce measures to provide financial support for the capital costs of building new hotels.
(264106)
6
N
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what steps he is taking to monitor the use of unspent public funds allocated to Corgi.
(264042)
7
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what representations he has received from small businesses on their ability to buy goods on credit; and if he will make a statement.
(264195)
8
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, pursuant to the Answer of 25 February 2009, Official Report, columns 832-3W, on departmental recruitment, what estimate he has made of the annual salary cost of the new (a) permanent, (b) temporary and (c) agency staff recruited in each year since 2005-06.
(264314)
9
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, with reference to the Answer of 12 January, Official Report, columns 462-3W, on redundancy, how many staff left his Department under staff exit schemes with a severance package worth (a) between £100,000 and £125,000, (b) between £125,001 and £150,000, (c) between £150,001 and £200,000, (d) between £200,001 and £250,000, (e) between £250,001 and £500,000, (f) between £500,001 and £1,000,000 and (g) over £1,000,000 in each year since 2005-06.
(264315)
10
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what his Department's policy is on the renewal of the contracts of (a) temporary and (b) agency staff.
(264316)
11
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, how many (a) permanent, (b) agency and (c) temporary staff on contracts of (i) up to three months, (ii) between three and six months, (iii) between six and 12 months and (iv) 12 months or more there are in each directorate of his Department.
(264317)
12
Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, how much his Department has paid in grants to (a) Citizens Advice and (b) other independent consumer advice organisations in the last 12 months; and if he will make a statement.
(264209)
13
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, how many complaints Ofcom has received on the handling by each mobile telephone service provider of cancellations of mobile telephone services in each of the last five years.
(264097)
Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
14
Miss Anne Begg (Aberdeen South): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the cost of operating HM Revenue and Customs' Debt Management and Banking Unit has been in each year since the introduction of tax credits; and how much was spent on the management and recovery of tax credit overpayments in each year.
(264207)
15
Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the relationship between his Department, UK Financial Investments Ltd and Jerseyco referred to in the bank recapitalisation agreements is; and who regulates Jerseyco's activities in the UK.
(264110)
16
Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many legal notices requiring information on offshore bank accounts have been (a) served and (b) complied with in each of the last three years; and how many such accounts have been disclosed since the offshore disclosure facility was ended.
(264247)
17
Jon Cruddas (Dagenham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many staff there are in the national minimum wage regional compliance team in (a) Aberdeen, (b) Belfast, (c) Birmingham, (d) Cambridge, (e) Cardiff, (f) East Kilbride, (g) Exeter, (h) Maidstone, (i) Teesside, (j) Portsmouth, (k) Romford, (l) Sheffield, (m) Ashton, (n) Shipley, (o) Wigan and (p) Leicester; how many staff he expects there to be in each such team in 2010; and how many cases each such team presented to employment tribunals on behalf of employees in (i) 2007 and (ii) 2008.
(264273)
18
N
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, on what date the Government implemented its policy on quantitative easing; and how much funding has been provided through using quantitative easing to date.
(264041)
19
Stephen Hammond (Wimbledon): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many staff of his Department are members of High Speed Two Ltd in each of the next five years.
(264251)
20
Stephen Hammond (Wimbledon): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how regularly his Department receives (a) information and (b) updates from High Speed Two Ltd.
(264252)
21
N
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of the planned 2010 changes to vehicle excise duty affecting purchases of new models of cars on automotive sales in (a) 2010 and (b) the next five years; and if he will make a statement.
(263390)
22
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the annual cost to the Exchequer of reducing the rate of value added tax to 15 per cent. accounted for by households where the head of the household is aged (a) 25 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.
(264202)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families
23
N
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how much of the funding to be made available to Dorset County Council for implementation of the recommendations of the review of school provision in Purbeck will be allocated for expenditure on (a) secondary schools and (b) proposed primary schools.
(263859)
24
N
Colin Burgon (Elmet): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, pursuant to the Answer of 22 January 2009, Official Report, column 1711W, on teachers' pay, if he will (a) publish the findings of the Local Government Employers' survey of local authorities on the number of teachers who have lost pay as a result of the ending of safeguarding for management allowances; and (b) estimate the amount removed from the overall teachers' pay bill as a result of the ending of the safeguarding.
(263966)
25
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how much was paid by absent fathers for maintenance via the child support system in each of the last three years; and what the total unpaid liability for maintenance was in each of those years.
(264201)
26
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, which companies other than Capgemini bid for his Department's ContactPoint contract.
(264171)
Questions to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
27
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how many families there were with (a) one, (b) two, (c) three and (d) four or more dependent children in each of the last 10 years.
(264170)
28
Anne Milton (Guildford): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how many death certificates included the words (a) smoking, (b) knife injuries, (c) obesity, (d) anorexia, (e) bulimia and (f) influenza in the cause of death section in each of the last five years.
(264116)
29
Anne Milton (Guildford): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how many death certificates included the words (a) legionnaires' disease, (b) self-harm, (c) cataract, (d) tuberculosis, (e) measles, (f) mumps and (g) rubella in the cause of death section in each of the last five years.
(264117)
30
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how many and what proportion of people were registered to vote in each local authority area in Northern Ireland in each of the last 10 years.
(264186)
31
N
Hon Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, when the UK population is expected to reach (a) 61 million and (b) 71 million.
(263739)
32
N
Hon Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, with reference to the Answer of 5 November 2008 to the right hon. Member for Birkenhead, Official Report, column 504W, on population, what the latest population projections for the UK for (a) 2031, (b) 2056 and (c) 2081 are.
(263740)
33
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how many and what proportion of new Government IT software procurements have been of (a) open source and (b) proprietary software (i) in total and (ii) in each department in each year since 2004; and if he will make a statement.
(264154)
34
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how many and what proportion of Government IT systems used (a) open source and (b) proprietary software (i) in total and (ii) in each department as at the end of each of the last 10 years; and if he will make a statement.
(264155)
35
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what assessment his Department has made of the lifetime cost-effectiveness of (a) open source and (b) proprietary software for Government IT procurements; and if he will make a statement.
(264156)
36
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what estimate his Department has made of the funds deposited in Kaupthing, Singer and Friedlander bank by each third sector organisation with funds invested in the bank which is not covered by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme; and if he will make a statement.
(264157)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
37
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what powers local authorities have in relation to the development of houses in multiple occupation in areas identified as tourist destinations.
(264107)
38
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 9 February 2009, Official Report, column 1689W, on departmental recruitment, what estimate she has made of the annual salary cost of the new (a) permanent, (b) temporary and (c) agency staff recruited by her Department in each year since 2005-06.
(264303)
39
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Answer of 26 November 2008, Official Report, columns 1511-12W, on redundancy, how many staff left her Department under staff exit schemes with a severance package worth (a) between £100,000 and £125,000, (b) between £125,001 and £150,000, (c) between £150,001 and £200,000, (d) between £200,001 and £250,000, (e) between £250,001 and £500,000, (f) between £500,001 and £1,000,000 and (g) over £1,000,000 in each year since 2005-06.
(264304)
40
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what her Department's policy is on the renewal of the contracts of (a) temporary and (b) agency staff.
(264305)
41
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many (a) permanent, (b) agency and (c) temporary staff on contracts of (i) up to three months, (ii) between three and six months, (iii) between six and 12 months and (iv) 12 months or more there are in each directorate of her Department.
(264306)
42
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how payments to be made under the (a) Local Authority Business Growth Incentive Grant and (b) Area-Based Grant to Chorley Borough Council for the years 2009-10 to 2011-12 were calculated.
(264114)
43
N
Hon Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what rights to social housing are granted to nationals from other EU countries in accordance with EU legislation.
(263738)
44
N
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what revenue she estimates will accrue from the increase of 4.9 per cent. in the uniform business rate in 2009-10.
(263864)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
45
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the Government spending per capita on tourism in England was in each of the last 10 years.
(264214)
46
N
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what revenues have been raised by the Royal Parks Agency in each Royal park from (a) car park charges, (b) fixed penalty notices, (c) other fines and (d) other revenues in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(263809)
47
N
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much has been spent on promoting (a) National Lottery games and (b) Olympic Lottery games in each quarter since the launch of the Olympic Lottery.
(264036)
48
N
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much has been spent by the National Lottery Promotions Unit in 2008-09.
(264037)
49
N
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the budget for the National Lottery Promotions Unit is for 2008-09.
(264038)
50
Richard Ottaway (Croydon South): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will estimate the potential size of the UK product placement market.
(264220)
51
Richard Ottaway (Croydon South): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what representations he has received as part of the consultation on the implementation in the UK of the EU Audiovisual Media Services Directive.
(264221)
52
Richard Ottaway (Croydon South): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of (a) the EU Audiovisual Media Services Directive and (b) the joint industry code in protecting television viewers from product placements.
(264222)
53
Richard Ottaway (Croydon South): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of restrictions on product placement on producers and commercial broadcasters.
(264223)
54
Richard Ottaway (Croydon South): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent assessment he has made of the effects of Ofcom's broadcasting code in respect of product placement on television programmes acquired from the US.
(264224)
55
Richard Ottaway (Croydon South): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions he has had with Ofcom on the regulation of product placement in respect of television programmes made in the UK.
(264225)
56
N
Mr David Winnick (Walsall North): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when he plans to publish the Government's response to the findings of the Community Pubs Inquiry report.
(263698)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence
57
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what mechanisms are in place for the granting of home leave to (a) recent recruits and (b) personnel under the age of 18 in the armed forces.
(263454)
58
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent steps his Department has taken to assist service families.
(263455)
59
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent steps the Government has taken to assist service widows and widowers.
(263456)
60
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent steps his Department has taken to assist service personnel seriously injured in the course of their duties.
(263457)
61
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent steps the Government has taken to assist service personnel under the age of 18 years.
(263458)
62
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much has been spent by his Department on new furniture in each year since 2001.
(264197)
63
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 23 February 2009, Official Report, column 30W, on departmental recruitment, what estimate he has made of the annual salary cost of new (a) permanent, (b) temporary and (c) agency staff recruited by his Department in each year since 2005-06.
(264310)
64
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Answer of 26 November 2008, Official Report, column 1558W, on redundancy, how many staff left his Department under staff exit schemes with a severance package worth (a) between £100,000 and £125,000, (b) between £125,001 and £150,000, (c) between £150,001 and £200,000, (d) between £200,001 and £250,000, (e) between £250,001 and £500,000, (f) between £500,001 and £1,000,000 and (g) over £1,000,000 in each year since 2005-06.
(264311)
65
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his Department's policy is on the renewal of the contracts of (a) temporary and (b) agency staff.
(264312)
66
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) permanent, (b) agency and (c) temporary staff on contracts of (i) up to three months, (ii) between three and six months, (iii) between six and 12 months and (iv) 12 months or more there are in each directorate of his Department.
(264313)
67
N
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on what date he received the report of the Armed Forces Pay Review Body for 2008; on what date he proposes to publish the report; and if he will make a statement.
(263810)
68
N
Willie Rennie (Dunfermline and West Fife): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the (a) maximum, (b) minimum and (c) average cash allowance awarded to military staff in (i) Iraq and (ii) Afghanistan was in 2008.
(263865)
69
Ann Winterton (Congleton): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 5 March 2009, Official Report, column 1723W, on future large aircraft, who is liable under the contract to pay for any costs arising from extra development and deferred delivery dates.
(264143)
70
Ann Winterton (Congleton): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether proposals have been made to his Department for the lease of medium and heavy lift helicopters for use in Afghanistan.
(264144)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change
71
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, when he plans to answer Question 248137, tabled on 14 January 2009, on power cuts in Stroud constituency.
(264184)
72
N
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what the operational budget is of the Office for Renewable Energy Deployment for the 12 months following its establishment.
(263393)
73
N
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what estimate he has made of the number of (a) full-time and (b) other staff who will be employed by the Office for Renewable Energy Deployment when it has been fully established.
(263394)
74
N
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many (a) full-time and (b) other staff in his Department are engaged in the establishment of the Office for Renewable Energy Deployment.
(263395)
75
N
Alan Simpson (Nottingham South): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, which energy suppliers have adopted Ofgem's voluntary guidelines to offer a social tariff as favourable as their lowest priced tariff offered to customers in that area.
(262529)
76
N
Alan Simpson (Nottingham South): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many households are on each of the (a) discounted tariffs and (b) social tariffs recognised by Ofgem offered by each supplier; and what proportion of each supplier's customers each figure represents.
(262530)
77
N
Alan Simpson (Nottingham South): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what percentage of turnover each energy supplier is contributing to (a) social assistance programmes and (b) social tariffs recognised by Ofgem.
(262531)
78
N
Hon Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, whether his Department has issued advice to (a) Government Departments, (b) businesses and (c) consumers on how to increase their energy efficiency.
(263736)
79
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, if he will take steps to ensure that the National Policy Statement on Electricity Transmission Networks will prevent the construction of high voltage lines in Areas of Outstanding National Beauty and National Parks; and if he will make a statement.
(264145)
80
N
Mr Mike Weir (Angus): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what his most recent estimate of the cost of nuclear clean-up is.
(263565)
81
N
Mr Mike Weir (Angus): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how long the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority has been without a permanent chief executive; when he plans to appoint a permanent replacement; and what salary and compensation package he expects the new chief executive will receive.
(263566)
82
N
Mr Mike Weir (Angus): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what the final annual salary of the outgoing Chief Executive of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority was; and what his (a) final departure package and (b) pension arrangements are.
(263567)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
83
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what targets his Department has set in relation to the time taken for processing applications for funding under those components of the Rural Development Programme England which are administered by regional development agencies.
(264216)
84
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much funding he expects to be allocated in grants made under the Rural Development Programme England in 2009.
(264217)
85
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will bring forward proposals to simplify the application process for allocation of funds under the Rural Development Programme England.
(264218)
86
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of the mechanisms by which grants are awarded to applicants under Axis 1 and Axis 3 of the Rural Development Programme England.
(264219)
87
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent steps his Department has taken to reduce flood risk in North Wiltshire constituency.
(264199)
88
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 26 February 2009, Official Report, column 913W, on departmental recruitment, what estimate he has made of the annual salary cost of (a) permanent, (b) temporary and (c) agency staff recruited by his Department in each year since 2005-06.
(264285)
89
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the Answer of 27 January 2009, Official Report, columns 332-4W, on redundancy, how many staff left his Department under staff exit schemes with a severance package worth (a) between £100,000 and £125,000, (b) between £125,001 and £150,000, (c) between £150,001 and £200,000, (d) between £200,001 and £250,000, (e) between £250,001 and £500,000, (f) between £500,001 and £1,000,000 and (g) over £1,000,000 in each year since 2005-06.
(264286)
90
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what his Department's policy is on the renewal of the contracts of (a) temporary and (b) agency staff.
(264287)
91
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many (a) permanent, (b) agency and (c) temporary staff on contracts of (i) up to three months, (ii) between three and six months, (iii) between six and 12 months and (iv) 12 months or more there are in each directorate of his Department.
(264288)
92
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many reports of rodent infestation there have been in Lancashire in each of the last three years.
(264142)
93
N
Paddy Tipping (Sherwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department plans to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act 1949.
(263388)
94
N
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he or a Minister from his Department will meet a delegation representing the British metals recycling industry to discuss the review of waste exemptions from environmental permitting.
(264083)
95
N
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the likely effect on UK oil-fired central heating boiler manufacturers of implementation of the proposed Energy Using Products Directive in 2013.
(263866)
96
N
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make it his policy to seek amendments to the proposed Energy Using Products Directive to ensure that the UK boiler industry is able to meet the Directive's emission requirements.
(263867)
97
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he plans to answer Question 251380, tabled on 22 January 2009, on ICT projects; and if he will make a statement.
(264172)
98
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he plans to answer Question 251392, tabled on 22 January 2009, on ICT projects; and if he will make a statement.
(264177)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
99
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to the Indonesian government on concluding the judicial process of those who masterminded the terrorist attack in Bali 2002.
(264109)
100
N
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the Answer of 25 November 2008, Official Report, columns 1208-10W, on redundancy, which posts were vacated by the staff who received severance packages of £100,000 and above; and if he will make a statement.
(263861)
101
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 5 March 2009, Official Report, column 1746W, on departmental recruitment, what estimate he has made of the annual salary cost of (a) permanent, (b) temporary and (c) agency staff recruited by his Department in each year since 2005-06.
(264299)
102
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the Answer of 25 November 2008, Official Report, columns 1208-10W, on redundancy, how many staff left his Department under staff exit schemes with a severance package worth (a) between £100,000 and £125,000, (b) between £125,001 and £150,000, (c) between £150,001 and £200,000, (d) between £200,001 and £250,000, (e) between £250,001 and £500,000, (f) between £500,001 and £1,000,000 and (g) over £1,000,000 in each year since 2005-06.
(264300)
103
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what his Department's policy is on the renewal of the contracts of (a) temporary and (b) agency staff.
(264301)
104
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many (a) permanent, (b) agency and (c) temporary staff on contracts of (i) up to three months, (ii) between three and six months, (iii) between six and 12 months and (iv) 12 months or more there are in each directorate of his Department.
(264302)
105
N
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 9 March 2009, Official Report, columns 50-2W, how much he expects to pay in subscriptions to each international organisation from his Department's budget in (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10 and (c) 2010-11; and if he will make a statement.
(263863)
106
N
Anne Moffat (East Lothian): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the accuracy of the comments of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights that the Colombian security forces are engaged in widespread and systematic killings of civilians.
(264044)
107
Mr Chris Mullin (Sunderland South): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the government of Cambodia on Lor Seiha and others imprisoned on charges arising from their resistence to forced evictions; and if he will make a statement.
(264246)
108
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he plans to answer Question 251285, tabled on 22 January 2009, on departmental ICT; and if he will make a statement.
(264174)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
109
Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will take steps to encourage the use of 125 millimetre glasses for the consumption of wine in order to reduce levels of such consumption.
(264111)
110
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will take steps to mitigate the effects of high temperatures in summer on the health of (a) elderly people, (b) young people and (c) other vulnerable groups.
(264182)
111
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many acute hospital beds there were per 1,000 of local populations in each health authority area in each of the last 10 years.
(264215)
112
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 12 February 2009, Official Report, columns 2173-4W, on departmental recruitment, what estimate he has made of the annual salary cost of the new (a) permanent, (b) temporary and (c) agency staff recruited by his Department in each year since 2005-06.
(264281)
113
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the Answer of 20 January 2009, Official Report, column 1370W, on redundancy, how many staff left his Department under staff exit schemes with a severance package worth (a) between £100,000 and £125,000, (b) between £125,001 and £150,000, (c) between £150,001 and £200,000, (d) between £200,001 and £250,000, (e) between £250,001 and £500,000, (f) between £500,001 and £1,000,000 and (g) over £1,000,000 in each year since 2005-06.
(264282)
114
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his Department's policy is on the renewal of the contracts of (a) temporary and (b) agency staff.
(264283)
115
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) permanent, (b) agency and (c) temporary staff on contracts of (i) up to three months, (ii) between three and six months, (iii) between six and 12 months and (iv) 12 months or more there are in each directorate of his Department.
(264284)
116
N
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance he has issued to NHS trusts on English-speaking requirements for clinical staff.
(263392)
117
Bob Russell (Colchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations he has received on those experiencing the effects of thalidomide and air travel in the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(264208)
118
Mr David Willetts (Havant): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many 18 to 21 year-olds were admitted to each (a) hospital and (b) university hospital for eating disorders in each of the last 10 years; and what the rate of admissions for eating disorders per 1,000 admissions for 18 to 21 year-olds was for (i) university hospitals, (ii) other hospitals and (iii) all hospitals in each of the last 10 years.
(264148)
119
Mr David Willetts (Havant): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the (a) name and (b) organisation code is of each university hospital in England.
(264149)
120
Mr David Willetts (Havant): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the rate of admissions for alcohol-related incidents per 1,000 admissions for 18 to 21 year-olds was for (a) university hospitals, (b) other hospitals and (c) all hospitals in each of the last 10 years.
(264150)
121
Mr David Willetts (Havant): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the rate of admissions for drug-related incidents per 1,000 admissions for 18 to 21 year-olds was for (a) university hospitals, (b) other hospitals and (c) all hospitals in each of the last 10 years.
(264151)
122
Mr David Willetts (Havant): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 9 March 2009, Official Report, column 145W, on mentally ill: young people, what the rate of admissions for mental health conditions per 1,000 admissions for 18 to 21 year-olds was for (a) university hospitals, (b) other hospitals and (c) all hospitals in each of the last 10 years.
(264153)
123
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what consideration he has given to responding to the report from the Archer Inquiry into contaminated blood and blood products; if he will respond in full to its recommendations; and if he will make a statement.
(264205)
124
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which ICT projects costing more than £1 million his Department has initiated and abandoned before completion in each year since 2002; what costs were incurred in each project; who the main contractor for each was; on what date each was (a) commenced and (b) abandoned; and if he will make a statement.
(264210)
125
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the initial estimated (a) cost and (b) delivery date for each ICT project initiated by his Department and its predecessor that cost more than £1 million was in each year since 2002.
(264211)
126
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the (a) outturn cost and (b) completion date of each ICT project initiated by his Department and its predecessor that cost more than £1 million was, in each year since 2002.
(264212)
127
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, who the main contractor hired for each ICT project initiated by his Department and its predecessor that cost more than £1 million in each year since 2002 was; and how much has been paid to them in respect of each project to date.
(264213)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
128
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on what date her Department amended its procedures for the description on asylum applications of applicants of Tibetan origin; and for what reasons the procedures were amended.
(264119)
129
Philip Davies (Shipley): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to launch her Department's consultation on the authority-to-carry scheme.
(264188)
130
Philip Davies (Shipley): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the 2009 project milestones are for the e-Borders programme.
(264189)
131
Philip Davies (Shipley): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions her Department has had with airline operators on the cost they will incur in modifying systems to comply with the data requirements under the e-Borders programme.
(264191)
132
Philip Davies (Shipley): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what percentage of passenger movements she estimates will utilise full passenger name record data checks in (a) 2009, (b) 2010, (c) 2011, (d) 2012, (e) 2013 and (f) 2014.
(264192)
133
Philip Davies (Shipley): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the cost to the public purse of implementing the authority-to-carry element of the e-Borders programme.
(264193)
134
Philip Davies (Shipley): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the cost to the public purse of implementing the passenger name record element of the e-Borders programme.
(264194)
135
N
Mr Philip Dunne (Ludlow): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimated value of goods was stolen from retail premises in each year from 1997-98 to 2007-08.
(264081)
136
N
Mr Philip Dunne (Ludlow): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate has been made of the level of illegal drug dependency in the UK in each year since 1997.
(264082)
137
N
Mr Philip Dunne (Ludlow): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which business improvement districts have crime prevention as part of their funded strategy.
(264084)
138
N
Mr Philip Dunne (Ludlow): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many hand-held devices have been issued to police officers and community support officers in each police force in England and Wales.
(264085)
139
N
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the evidential basis is for the Minister for Borders and Immigration disagreeing with the Office for National Statistics' figures on the number of the British population who are born abroad.
(264039)
140
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps the Government is taking to combat (a) credit card fraud and (b) offences related to identity theft perpetrated over the internet.
(264169)
141
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 10 February 2009, Official Report, column 1826W, on departmental recruitment, what estimate she has made of the annual salary cost of (a) permanent, (b) temporary and (c) agency staff recruited by her Department in each year since 2005-06.
(264307)
142
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what her Department's policy is on the renewal of the contracts of (a) temporary and (b) agency staff.
(264308)
143
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) permanent, (b) agency and (c) temporary staff on contracts of (i) up to three months, (ii) between three and six months, (iii) between six and 12 months and (iv) 12 months or more there are in each directorate of her Department.
(264309)
144
N
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the Government plans to introduce basic disclosures for Criminal Records Bureau checks; and what recent estimate she has made of the cost of introducing basic disclosures for such checks.
(264090)
145
N
Stephen Williams (Bristol West): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether post-study work arrangements for international students will remain unchanged for the next academic year.
(264035)
146
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum applications her Department has received from (a) individuals and (b) families from (i) the Palestinian Territories and (ii) the Gaza Strip in each of the last (A) 12 months and (B) five years; and if she will make a statement.
(264168)
147
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to answer Question 251383, tabled on 22 January 2009, on ICT projects; and if she will make a statement.
(264173)
148
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many failed asylum seekers there are in the UK from (a) the Palestinian Territories and (b) the Gaza Strip who have not been granted leave to remain and for which the Government has no removal plans; and if she will make a statement.
(264175)
149
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many failed asylum seekers there are in the UK from (a) the Palestinian Territories and (b) the Gaza Strip awaiting a decision on a new claim for asylum and for which the Government has no removal plans; and if she will make a statement.
(264176)
Questions to the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission
150
N
Jo Swinson (East Dunbartonshire): To ask the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, what steps are being taken to increase the number of sockets providing access to the Parliamentary network for network users in (a) 1 Parliament Street and (b) other parts of the Parliamentary estate to allow all computers in hon. Members' offices to access the network at the same time.
(263860)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills
151
Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, how many former students have (a) mortgage-style repayment student loans and (b) income-related repayment student loans; and how many such repayments (i) are and (ii) are not being made on schedule in each case.
(264113)
152
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what progress has been made on implementing supported borrowing for post-16 specialist colleges.
(264272)
153
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 11 February 2009, Official Report, column 2097W, on departmental recruitment, what estimate he has made of the annual salary cost of (a) permanent, (b) temporary and (c) agency staff recruited by his Department in each year since 2005-06.
(264293)
154
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what his Department's policy is on the renewal of the contracts of (a) temporary and (b) agency staff.
(264294)
155
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, how many (a) permanent, (b) agency and (c) temporary staff on contracts of (i) up to three months, (ii) between three and six months, (iii) between six and 12 months and (iv) 12 months or more there are in each directorate of his Department.
(264295)
156
N
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings): 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 investment (further education colleges), which 79 colleges have been given the first stage of approval in principle by the Learning and Skills Council (LSC); and which 65 colleges have submitted bids to the LSC for approval in principle.
(264086)
157
Mr David Willetts (Havant): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what information his Department collects on (a) university completion rates and (b) reasons for non-completion of university courses.
(264152)
158
N
Stephen Williams (Bristol West): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, how many and what proportion of young people from each local authority began an undergraduate course at a higher education institution in (a) 1997-98 and (b) 2007-08.
(264034)
Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development
159
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Government assistance in reducing poverty in China.
(264198)
160
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much assistance his Department provided to (a) China, (b) Zimbabwe, (c) Pakistan and (d) Burma in each of the last 10 years.
(264200)
161
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 10 February 2009, Official Report, column 1879W, on departmental recruitment, what estimate he has made of the annual salary cost of (a) permanent, (b) temporary and (c) agency staff recruited by his Department in each year since 2005-06.
(264296)
162
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's policy is on the renewal of the contracts of (a) temporary and (b) agency staff.
(264297)
163
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many (a) permanent, (b) agency and (c) temporary staff on contracts of (i) up to three months, (ii) between three and six months, (iii) between six and 12 months and (iv) 12 months or more there are in each directorate of his Department.
(264298)
164
Mr Lee Scott (Ilford North): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much his Department paid in per diem expenses to persons in Uganda who were not employees of the Department to attend (a) meetings, (b) workshops, (c) conferences and (d) other events in 2007-08.
(264100)
165
Mr Lee Scott (Ilford North): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what guidance his Department has issued on the payment of per diem expenses to people who are not employees of the Department for attendance at (a) meetings, (b) workshops, (c) conferences and (d) other events; what guidance has been issued on the rates payable to such people in developing countries; and if he will make a statement.
(264101)
166
Mr Lee Scott (Ilford North): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if he will place in the Library a copy of his Department's guidance on remuneration and terms of employment for locally-engaged staff; and if he will make a statement.
(264102)
167
Mr Lee Scott (Ilford North): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much his Department spent on (a) economy class flights, (b) business class flights, (c) first class flights, (d) accommodation and (e) other expenses for (i) Ministers and (ii) officials to attend the Accra High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in September 2008.
(264103)
168
Mr Lee Scott (Ilford North): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much his Department spent on (a) leasing, (b) procurement, (c) maintenance and (d) running costs of its cars in Uganda in the last financial year for which figures are available.
(264104)
169
Mr Lee Scott (Ilford North): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the (a) salary costs and (b) other employment costs of drivers engaged by his Department in Uganda were in the last financial year for which figures are available.
(264105)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Justice
170
Mr David Burrowes (Enfield, Southgate): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 23 January 2008, Official Report, columns 2113-4W, on prisons: education, when the report of the randomised control trial of the prison service enhanced thinking skills programme scheduled for April 2008 will be published.
(264096)
171
N
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the budget of (a) HM Courts Service in each area and (b) the Royal Courts of Justice group is for (i) 2007-08, (ii) 2008-09 and (iii) 2009-10.
(263845)
172
N
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many offenders received (a) a caution, (b) immediate custody, (c) a fine, (d) a community sentence, (e) an absolute or conditional discharge and (f) another disposal for unlawful possession of a knife in the last year for which data are available.
(263846)
173
N
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the number of people on community sentence placements who (a) will and (b) will not be required to wear high-visibility vests in the next 12 months.
(263854)
174
N
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, for what reasons offenders undertaking unpaid work under the Children and Adoption Act 2006 are not required to wear identifiable clothing.
(263855)
175
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much had been spent on the project to site the Supreme Court in the Middlesex Guildhall building on the latest date for which figures are available.
(264118)
176
Mr David Kidney (Stafford): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many juveniles were detained overnight in police cells in the last year for which figures are available.
(264098)
177
Mr David Kidney (Stafford): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the cost of detaining juveniles (a) under court-ordered secure remand and (b) otherwise remanded in custody was in the last year for which figures are available.
(264099)
178
Sammy Wilson (East Antrim): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the running costs for (a) Bangor and (b) Limavady Magistrates' Court have been in each of the last five years.
(264187)
Questions to the Leader of the House
179
N
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead): To ask the Leader of the House, what the policy is on the loan to others owned by the Members' Pension Fund.
(264043)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Scotland
180
N
Pete Wishart (Perth and North Perthshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, where his Department's broadcasting summit scheduled to take place on 19 March 2009 will be held; which (a) organisations and (b) individuals have been invited to attend; whether it will be open to the public; what the agenda items are; and who the speakers will be.
(264079)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport
181
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Richmond Park of 26 January 2009, Official Report, column 16W, on Waterloo Station, whether agreement has been reached with South West Trains on the use of former Eurostar platforms at Waterloo.
(264108)
182
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many drivers diagnosed with multiple sclerosis hold long-term driving licences.
(264196)
183
N
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 5 March 2009, Official Report, column 1726W, on Heathrow Airport: air pollution, on what date Ministers concluded that air quality limits had been met in relation to the (a) third runway and (b) mixed mode scenarios consulted on in the Adding Capacity at Heathrow Airport public consultation; and if he will make a statement.
(263862)
184
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 23 February 2009, Official Report, columns 487-8W, on departmental recruitment, what estimate he has made of the annual salary cost of (a) permanent, (b) temporary and (c) agency staff recruited by his Department in each year since 2005-06.
(264289)
185
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Answer of 26 November 2008, Official Report, column 1370W, on redundancy, how many staff left his Department under staff exit schemes with a severance package worth (a) between £100,000 and £125,000, (b) between £125,001 and £150,000, (c) between £150,001 and £200,000, (d) between £200,001 and £250,000, (e) between £250,001 and £500,000, (f) between £500,001 and £1,000,000 and (g) over £1,000,000 in each year since 2005-06.
(264290)
186
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his Department's policy is on the renewal of the contracts of (a) temporary and (b) agency staff.
(264291)
187
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many (a) permanent, (b) agency and (c) temporary staff on contracts of (i) up to three months, (ii) between three and six months, (iii) between six and 12 months and (iv) 12 months or more there are in each directorate of his Department.
(264292)
188
Stephen Hammond (Wimbledon): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 4 March 2009, Official Report, column 1612W, on rolling stock, when the remaining 227 carriages will be ordered; and to which operators they will be allocated.
(264203)
189
Stephen Hammond (Wimbledon): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 4 March 2009, Official Report, column 1612W, on rolling stock, how many of the 202 GoCo vehicles will be ordered by (a) First Great Western, (b) Trans Pennine Express and (c) Northern Rail.
(264204)
190
Stephen Hammond (Wimbledon): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Ribble Valley of 6 March 2009, Official Report, column 1874W on roads: safety, if he will make it his policy to place in the Library the results of the first round of road safety partnership grants as soon as they have been completed.
(264206)
191
Stephen Hammond (Wimbledon): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect of the £700 million brought forward for transport spending in 2009-10 on (a) the transport budget for 2010-11 and (b) transport projects planned for 2010-11.
(264248)
192
Stephen Hammond (Wimbledon): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many (a) accidents and (b) deaths on rural roads involving uninsured drivers there were in each (i) local authority area and (ii) constituency in each year since 1997.
(264274)
193
Stephen Hammond (Wimbledon): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many (a) accidents and (b) deaths on rural roads in which driving under the influence of illegal drugs was identified as a contributory factor there were in each (i) local authority area and (ii) constituency in each year since 1997.
(264275)
194
Stephen Hammond (Wimbledon): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many (a) accidents and (b) deaths on rural roads in which drink driving was identified as a contributory factor there were in each (i) local authority area and (ii) constituency in each year since 1997.
(264276)
195
Stephen Hammond (Wimbledon): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many (a) accidents and (b) deaths on rural roads in which excessive speed was identified as a contributory factor there were in each (i) local authority area and (ii) constituency in each year since 1997.
(264277)
196
Stephen Hammond (Wimbledon): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many deaths on rural roads in each (a) local authority area and (b) constituency there were in each year since 1997.
(264278)
197
Stephen Hammond (Wimbledon): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will place in the Library a copy of the guidance issued by his Department to safety camera partnerships on the location and evaluation of effectiveness of speed cameras.
(264279)
198
Stephen Hammond (Wimbledon): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether revenue generated from (a) fines imposed for speeding detected by speed cameras and (b) other motoring offences is hypothecated.
(264280)
199
N
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much the Highways Agency has spent on producing, printing and distributing newsletters on the widening of the M1 motorway between junctions 25 and 28.
(263389)
200
N
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, to what speed cameras the speed camera signs on gantries over the M1 motorway between junctions 8 and 9 relate; where such cameras are situated; how many speed cameras (a) are in place and (b) are to be put in place on the M1 motorway for the purpose of detecting the speed of vehicles; and where each is situated.
(263391)
201
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make it his policy to charge a fee towards tug protection on laid-up shipping at anchor within UK territorial waters.
(264147)
202
N
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what rules and regulations would apply to a Translohr guided rail system established in England.
(263699)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
203
N
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of vacancies were advertised in job centres in each of the last 12 months for which figures are available.
(263735)
204
Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will review the operation of the savings rule of housing renewal exclusions in community care grants.
(264112)
205
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many responses were received to his Department's consultation on the draft Child Poverty Bill; and when he plans to publish the Bill.
(264190)
206
N
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of Child Support Agency cases are being managed manually.
(264040)
207
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the level of fraud and error losses in working age income support and jobseeker's allowance in each (a) region and (b) Jobcentre Plus district (i) in each year since Jobcentre Plus's fraud and error targets were launched and (ii) in each of the last 24 months.
(264236)
208
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the performance of Jobcentre Plus in each (a) region and (b) Jobcentre Plus district against its customer service target for (i) timeliness, (ii) professionalism and (iii) information in each year since the target was launched, and in each of the last 24 months.
(264237)
209
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the performance of Jobcentre Plus in each (a) region and (b) Jobcentre Plus district against its employer outcome targets for (i) resolution, (ii) responsiveness and (iii) matching in (A) each year since the target was launched and (B) in each of the last 24 months.
(264238)
210
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the performance of Jobcentre Plus in each (a) region and (b) Jobcentre Plus district against each of the indicators for its interventions delivery target (i) in each year since the target was launched and (ii) in each of the last 24 months.
(264239)
211
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average processing time was for claims for (a) income support, (b) jobseekers' allowance and (c) incapacity benefit in each (i) region and (ii) Jobcentre Plus district in each (A) year since the launch of the actual clearance times target and (B) of the last 24 months.
(264240)
212
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of people have been helped into work by Jobcentre Plus in each (a) regional and (b) Jobcentre Plus district in each (i) year since its job outcome target was launched and (ii) of the last 24 months.
(264241)
213
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 24 February 2009, Official Report, column 626W, on departmental recruitment, what estimate he has made of the annual salary cost of the new (a) permanent, (b) temporary and (c) agency staff recruited in each year since 2005-06.
(264242)
214
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Answer of 26 November 2008, Official Report, columns 2024-5W, on redundancy, how many staff left his Department under staff exit schemes with a severance package worth (a) between £100,000 and £125,000, (b) between £125,001 and £150,000, (c) between £150,001 and £200,000, (d) between £200,001 and £250,000, (e) between £250,001 and £500,000, (f) between £500,001 and £1,000,000 and (g) over £1,000,000 in each year since 2005-06.
(264243)
215
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what his Department's policy is on the renewal of the contracts of (a) temporary and (b) agency staff.
(264244)
216
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) permanent, (b) agency and (c) temporary staff on contracts of (i) up to three months, (ii) between three and six months, (iii) between six and 12 months and (iv) 12 months or more there are in each directorate of his Department.
(264245)
217
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) benefit delivery centres, (b) customer-facing jobcentres and (c) contact centres Jobcentre Plus operated in each (i) region and (ii) Jobcentre Plus District in each year since 2002.
(264260)
218
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Answer of 26 November 2008, Official Report, columns 2024-5W, on redundancy, how many of the staff leaving his Department and its agencies on staff exit schemes were employed by Jobcentre Plus in each year since 2005-06.
(264261)
219
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) permanent, (b) temporary and (c) agency staff were employed in (i) benefit delivery centres, (ii) customer-facing jobcentres and (iii) contact centres operated by Jobcentre Plus in each (A) region and (B) Jobcentre Plus district (1) in each year since 2002 and (2) in each of the last 24 months.
(264262)
220
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the salary cost was of (a) permanent, (b) temporary and (c) agency staff employed in (i) benefit delivery centres, (ii) customer-facing jobcentres and (iii) contact centres operated by Jobcentre Plus in each (A) region and (B) Jobcentre Plus district (1) in each year since 2002 and (2) in each of the last 24 months.
(264263)
221
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) job searches Jobcentre Plus handled through its website and (b) employers posted vacancies through Jobcentre Plus' Employer Direct Online service in each (i) region and (ii) Jobcentre Plus district in each (A) year from 2002 to 2009 and (B) of the last 24 months.
(264264)
222
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) full-time, (b) part-time, (c) permanent and (d) temporary vacancies were (i) registered by employers with Jobcentre Plus and (ii) subsequently filled in each (A) region and (B) Jobcentre Plus district in (1) in each year since 2002 and (2) each of the last 24 months.
(264265)
223
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many customers were referred for skills training by Jobcentre Plus (a) in each year since 2002 and (b) each of the last 24 months in each (i) region and (ii) Jobcentre Plus district.
(264266)
224
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many employers have signed up to the Jobcentre Plus local employment partnerships; how many people have found employment through the scheme (a) in each year since the scheme was launched and (b) in each of the last 24 months in each (i) region and (ii) Jobcentre Plus district.
(264267)
225
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many members of Jobcentre Plus staff in each (a) region and (b) Jobcentre Plus district participated in (i) Foundation Learning Routeway, (ii) Managers who Deliver - Leaders who Inspire and (iii) the Professional Skills for Government framework (A) in each year since the schemes were launched and (B) in each of the last 24 months.
(264268)
226
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much was (a) budgeted and (b) spent in each (i) region and (ii) Jobcentre Plus district on (A) Foundation Learning Routeway, (B) Managers who Deliver - Leaders who Inspire and (C) the Professional Skills for Government framework (1) in each year since the schemes were launched and (2) in each of the last 24 months.
(264269)
227
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what (a) salaries, (b) pension benefits and (c) bonuses have been received by each member of the Jobcentre Plus Board of Management in each year since 2002.
(264270)
228
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many compensation payments, and of what total value, were paid to Jobcentre Plus customers in the form of (a) payments to restore customers to their original financial position and (b) consolatory payments (i) in each year from 2002 to 2009 and (ii) in each of the last 24 months, broken down by (A) region and (B) Jobcentre Plus district.
(264271)
229
N
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to his contribution of 10 March 2009, Official Report, column 176, on Woolworths, how many people made redundant from Woolworths as a result of its closure have found work through Jobcentre Plus.
(263741)
230
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what programmes his Department is funding to assist people with (a) HIV and (b) other long-term conditions back to work; and whether staff running those programmes receive HIV-specific training.
(264183)
231
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what his latest estimate is of the timeframe for UK ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
(264146)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
232
N
Hon Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many nationals of the A8 states have completed a year on the Worker Registration Scheme and are entitled to full access to benefits.
[Transferred] (263737)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport
233
Philip Davies (Shipley): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 27 January 2009, Official Report, columns 279-80W, on borders: personal records, if he will place in the Library copies of the minutes of the Facilitation Stakeholders Forum of meetings at which (a) the e-Borders programme and (b) the Authority Carry Scheme were discussed.
[Transferred] (264185)
234
Stephen Hammond (Wimbledon): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what funding his Department has allocated to High Speed Two Ltd in each of the next five years.
[Transferred] (264250)
235
Stephen Hammond (Wimbledon): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what guidance his Department has issued to High Speed Two Ltd on the availability of funds.
[Transferred] (264259)

 
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