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The Questions Book

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Friday 20 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 Friday 20 March 2009
(the 'Questions Book')

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Friday 20 March 2009


This paper contains only Written Questions for answer on Friday 20 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 Friday 20 March of which no previous notice has been given, see the Order Paper.

For Written and Oral Questions for answer after Friday 20 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, pursuant to the Answer of 2 March 2009, Official Report, column 1342W, on business: Government assistance, how much was spent by each regional development agency on science and innovation in each year since 1999.
(263105)
2
N
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, when he will respond to the letter from the hon. Member for West Chelmsford of 19 December 2008 concerning a constituent, Mr Paul Atkinson of Chelmsford.
(265427)
3
Lorely Burt (Solihull): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, pursuant to the Statement of 16 December 2008, Official Report, columns 964-6, on Royal Mail, what recent discussions the Secretary of State has had with Ministerial colleagues on providing more services through the Post Office network.
(265601)
4
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what recent assessment he has made of the potential effect on levels of fire cover provided by retained fire fighters of the provisions of the EU Working Time Directive in each fire service region in Scotland; and if he will make a statement.
(265519)
5
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, when he plans to answer Question 244004, on the Small Business Finance Scheme, tabled on 10 December 2008.
(265551)
6
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, when he plans to answer Question 244003, on the Small Business Finance Scheme, tabled on 10 December 2008.
(265553)
7
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, when he plans to answer Question 244002, on the Small Business Finance Scheme, tabled on 10 December 2008.
(265554)
8
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, when he plans to answer Question 252766, on Heathrow expansion, tabled on 26 January 2009.
(265556)
9
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, how much was spent on establishing the stop loan sharks (a) telephone line, (b) website and (c) text service; and what estimate he has made of the number of people who have used each service since establishment.
(265591)
10
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, if he will bring forward proposals to include in the rules relating to debt enforcement a requirement for guidance on those rules to be provided to (a) debtors and (b) creditors.
(265595)
11
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, how many jobs he expects to be (a) safeguarded and (b) created by the £27 million made available to Jaguar Land Rover under the Grant for Business Investment Scheme; and whether his Department has sought undertakings from Jaguar Land Rover on the safeguarding and creation of jobs under the scheme.
(265752)
12
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, when his predecessor Department's Corporate Governance Unit was (a) established and (b) disbanded; what the remit of the Unit was; what the cost to the public purse was of the Unit in each year of its operation; and what the job title was of each member of staff of the Unit.
(265822)
13
N
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what recent discussions his Department has had with private sector companies on the future ownership and management of Royal Mail.
(264933)
14
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, if he will take steps to (a) increase the availability and (b) reduce the cost of credit insurance, with particular reference to firms in the construction sector.
(265712)
15
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what his most recent estimate is of the number of people employed in the manufacture of low-carbon products.
(265871)
16
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what recent discussions he has had with the European Commission on the effects of the individual opt-out from the European Working Time Directive on the working practices of (a) junior hospital doctors and (b) part-time firemen; and if he will make a statement.
(265748)
17
Mr Brooks Newmark (Braintree): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what steps his Department is taking to support small businesses which supply parts to the automotive industry.
(265681)
18
N
Geraldine Smith (Morecambe & Lunesdale): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, which postal operators have expressed interest in forming a strategic partnership with Royal Mail to date.
(265291)
19
N
Sir Michael Spicer (West Worcestershire): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, when he will reply to the letter from the hon. Member for West Worcestershire, dated 29 January 2009, transferred from the Department for Communities and Local Government on 9 February 2009, on business diversification grants.
(264880)
20
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, how many letters from hon. Members his Department received in (a) January and (b) February 2009; and how many letters from hon. Members received in 2008 were responded to (i) in less than two weeks, (ii) in between two weeks and one month, (iii) in between one and two months and (iv) in over two months.
(265941)
21
Mr Mike Weir (Angus): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, how many applications for the Enterprise Finance Guarantee Scheme have been (a) received and (b) approved.
(265951)
22
Mr Mike Weir (Angus): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, how many successful applications for the Enterprise Finance Guarantee Scheme have been taken up by businesses.
(265952)
23
Mr Mike Weir (Angus): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what steps the Government is taking to promote the Enterprise Finance Guarantee Scheme.
(265953)
24
Mr Mike Weir (Angus): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what representations the Government has received from the British Chambers of Commerce in respect of the Enterprise Finance Guarantee Scheme.
(265954)
25
N
Mr David Winnick (Walsall North): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, when he plans to reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Walsall North of 12 February regarding a constituent.
(265186)
Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
26
N
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to reply to the letter from the hon. Member for West Chelmsford of 6 January 2009 (Treasury reference: 04014/2009) concerning a constituent, Mr Laurence Kyan of Chelmsford.
(265428)
27
Lorely Burt (Solihull): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions on underwriting of banking service offered through the Post Office network his Department has had.
(265587)
28
N
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his policy is on the promotion of long-term personal savings in the UK.
(265179)
29
N
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will hold discussions with UK financial institutions on the competitiveness of their savings products and the incentives they offer to savers.
(265180)
30
N
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people with a BT postcode missed the 31 January deadline for filing their tax returns in each of the last three years; and how much HM Revenue and Customs received in penalties from such persons in each such year.
(265181)
31
N
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to reduce the numbers of people who do not meet the annual deadline for filing their tax returns.
(265182)
32
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent complaints his Department has received from recipients of financial loans regarding payment protection insurance; and what recent investigations the Financial Services Authority has carried out on reported mis-selling of payment protection insurance on loans.
(265594)
33
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to answer Question 244470, on the Modernisation Fund, tabled on 11 December 2008.
(265552)
34
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to answer Question 242249, on staff severance packages, tabled on 5 December 2008.
(265557)
35
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many firms did not meet the Financial Services Authority's December 2008 Treating Customers Fairly scheme deadline; and what steps the authority took as a consequence.
(265922)
36
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what criteria the Financial Services Authority used to determine whether a firm used unfair arrears management practice in its Treating Customers Fairly scheme.
(265924)
37
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many Arrow assessments the Financial Services Authority has (a) conducted to date and (b) planned for 2009 under its Treating Customers Fairly scheme.
(265925)
38
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what mechanisms are in place to deal with firms which did not meet the Financial Services Authority's December 2008 deadline for its Treating Customers Fairly scheme.
(265926)
39
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, which firms are on the Financial Services Authority's Arrow Firm watch list; and how many have had (a) one assessment, (b) two assessments, (c) three assessments, (d) four assessments and (e) more than five assessments since the implementation of the Authority's Treating Customers Fairly scheme.
(265927)
40
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what review processes are used in an Arrow assessment by the Financial Services Authority.
(265928)
41
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of customers dealt with by firms that did not comply with the Financial Services Authority's Treating Customers Fairly scheme in each of the last three years.
(265929)
42
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of customers dealt with by firms on the Financial Services Authority's Arrow firm watch list in each of the last three years.
(265930)
43
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many (a) mainstream and (b) specialist lenders have been subject to Financial Services Authority investigation of their arrears management practices in each of the last three years; and how many were subsequently penalised.
(265931)
44
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many (a) mainstream and (b) specialist lenders were under supervision by the Financial Services Authority over their arrears management practices in each of the last three years.
(265932)
45
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many (a) mainstream and (b) specialist lenders have not met the Financial Services Authority's Treating Customers Fairly scheme conditions since the scheme's inception.
(265933)
46
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the targets to assess a firm's compliance with the Financial Services Authority's Treating Customers Fairly scheme are.
(265934)
47
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 28 January 2009, Official Report, column 585W, which Ministers attended each of the three courses; what the names of the courses were; and how much these courses cost.
(265666)
48
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much each local authority borrowed from the Public Works Loan Board at (a) fixed and (b) variable rates in each of the last five years.
(265857)
49
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what instructions he has issued to the Financial Services Authority on changes in the risk management (a) practices and (b) staffing of banks since September 2007.
(265858)
50
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much expenditure was incurred in respect of the overseas visits (a) he, (b) other Treasury Ministers in his Department and (c) officials of his Department undertook in 2008.
(265867)
51
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 11 March 2009, Official Report, column 420W, on the Public Works Loan Board, how much local authority debt borrowed from the Public Works Loan Board has been repaid in each of the last 18 months.
(265872)
52
N
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what reason the decision to keep open the HM Revenue and Customs office in Chorley was rescinded in February 2008.
(264884)
53
N
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many members of staff the HM Revenue and Customs office in Chorley may accommodate at its full capacity.
(264885)
54
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will direct UK Financial Investments to estimate the potential revenue arising from a tax on the carbon dioxide liabilities contained in investments by (a) Royal Bank of Scotland, (b) Lloyds TSB/Halifax Bank of Scotland, (c) Northern Rock and (d) Bradford and Bingley.
(265907)
55
Mrs Eleanor Laing (Epping Forest): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many (a) records and (b) data categories there are in (i) the pay as you earn database, (ii) the Self Assessment database, (iii) the Tax Credits database, (iv) the Employment Framework, (v) the Citizen Identification Framework, (vi) the Primary and Secondary Tracking Framework, (vii) the National Insurance Recording system and (vii) the Child Benefit system.
(265739)
56
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will have discussions with his EU counterparts on steps to ensure that products of the same type sold in EU member states are subject to the same tax treatment in all member states; and if he will make a statement.
(265775)
57
Mr Brooks Newmark (Braintree): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what purposes his Department plans to use the £75 billion of Bank of England Gilt purchases.
(265652)
58
Mr Brooks Newmark (Braintree): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent reports he has received on banks withdrawing lending from businesses involved with the automotive industry.
(265682)
59
N
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what percentage of its suppliers his Department has paid within 10 days of receipt of invoice in the last four months.
(264931)
60
N
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the Government's policy is on inclusion of school uniforms in Annex III of Directive 2006/112/EC in the current reduced VAT rate negotiations at EU level.
(265184)
61
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the value of the monetary notes of each denomination of sterling paper currency in circulation on the latest date for which figures are available.
(265823)
62
N
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will direct UK Financial Investments to establish whether the Royal Bank of Scotland pension scheme contains a forfeiture clause under the terms of the Pensions Act 1995.
(265502)
63
N
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has appointed external advisers to advise on the possible sale of the Royal Mint.
(265503)
64
N
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what rate of tax is being applied by HM Revenue and Customs to the remaining lump sums currently being returned by the Government to members of the Bus Employees Superannuation Trust who are aged over 75 years.
(265504)
65
N
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the cost was of the Gershon Review; and how many civil servants provided support to the review.
(265430)
66
N
Sir Michael Spicer (West Worcestershire): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he will reply to the letter from the hon. Member for West Worcestershire, dated 29 January 2009, transferred from the Department for Communities and Local Government on 9 February 2009, on business diversification grants.
(264879)
67
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many letters from hon. Members his Department received in (a) January and (b) February 2009; and how many letters received from hon. Members in 2008 were responded to (i) in less than two weeks, (ii) in between two weeks and one month, (iii) in between one and two months and (iv) in over two months.
(265940)
68
Mr Ben Wallace (Lancaster & Wyre): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to review the provisions of the Bills of Exchange Act 1882 and the Cheques Acts of 1957 and 1992 in respect of the use of cheques as a method of payment.
(265824)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families
69
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what guidance is made available for schools to support children who have been diagnosed with a health condition.
(265537)
70
N
Mr Michael Fallon (Sevenoaks): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many pupils from each neighbouring council to Kent have been offered grammar school places in Kent in each of the last 10 years.
(264836)
71
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, when he plans to answer Question (a) 243012, (b) 243014, (c) 243015, (d) 243049, (e) 243051 and (f) 243053 on diabetes and schoolchildren, tabled on 9 December 2008; and what the reasons are for the time taken to answer.
(265569)
72
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, pursuant to the Answer of 9 February 2009, Official Report, column 1708W, on departmental training, which Ministers attended the (a) induction workshop, (b) action learning set, (c) media training and (d) select committee training courses; and what the total cost of these courses was.
(265678)
73
Glenda Jackson (Hampstead & Highgate): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, if he will take steps to ensure that Ofsted inspections of educational provision for deaf children are carried out by inspectors who (a) have adequate levels of training and expertise in (i) education for the deaf and (ii) communication with deaf children and (b) are accompanied by a skilled interpreter.
(265779)
74
Mrs Eleanor Laing (Epping Forest): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many (a) records and (b) data fields there are in (i) the National Pupil Database, (ii) ContactPoint, (iii) the Common Assessment Framework and eCAF, (iv) the Integrated Children's System, (v) the Wiring Up Youth Justice system, (vi) the Youth Offender Information System, (vii) RAISE, (viii) the Universal Monitoring and Evaluation Information System, (ix) the ASSET Young Offender Assessment Profile and (x) Onset.
(265742)
75
N
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what the projected expenditure on the integrated children's system is in each of the next five years.
(264873)
76
N
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many pupils who were eligible for free school meals had statements of special educational needs in each local authority area in each year since 1997.
(264874)
77
N
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many and what proportion of pupils in each decile of income deprivation affecting children indices with statements of special educational needs attended special schools in (a) 2003 and (b) 2008.
(264875)
78
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many and what proportion of pupils whose first language was not English had (a) statemented and (b) non-statemented special educational needs in each year since 1997.
(265670)
79
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many and what proportion of pupils whose first language was not English achieved five grades A* to C at GCSE in each year since 1997.
(265671)
80
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many and what proportion of pupils whose first language was not English and who had special educational needs achieved five grades A* to C at GCSE in each year since 1997.
(265672)
81
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many pupils whose first language was not English achieved an A level in a foreign language in each of the last 10 years.
(265673)
82
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, at how many mainstream schools attended by pupils with statements of special educational needs no such pupils achieved five A* to C grades at GCSE in 2008.
(265674)
83
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what steps he is taking to increase awareness of childhood cancer among teachers in schools and education authorities; and if he will make a statement.
(265675)
84
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what guidance is made available for schools to help them support children who have been diagnosed with cancer.
(265676)
85
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, pursuant to the Answer of 16 March 2009, Official Report, column 867W, on the General Certificate of Secondary Education: young offender institutions, which body holds information on the examination results of young people in the secure estate.
(265706)
86
N
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many new Sure Start children's centres are planned by local authorities to be completed between January 2009 and March 2010.
(264942)
87
N
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how the effectiveness of the Parent Know How programme is measured; and what assessment has been made of that effectiveness.
(264943)
88
N
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many people have used the Parent Know How programme websites in each quarter since they were established.
(264944)
89
N
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many people have used the Parent Know How (a) instant messaging and (b) SMS service in each quarter since each was established.
(264945)
90
N
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many calls there have been to each Parent Know How helpline in each quarter since their establishment.
(264946)
91
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many and what proportion of (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in (i) Hemel Hempstead and (ii) Hertfordshire have a gifted and talented register.
(265799)
92
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many parents resident in (a) Hemel Hempstead and (b) Hertfordshire were (i) fined and (ii) imprisoned for their children's non-attendance at school in each of the last five years.
(265819)
93
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, under what circumstances the Secretary of State can intervene to order the closure of a foundation school; and if he will make a statement.
(265691)
Questions to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
94
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what volunteering opportunities the charity v provides for young people in Gloucestershire.
(265560)
95
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what assistance his Department has given to other departments in the investigation of unauthorised disclosures of information in the last 12 months.
(265715)
96
N
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what the cost of Project Scope was on the latest date for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
(265058)
97
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how many girls under 16 years of age resident in (a) Hemel Hempstead and (b) Hertfordshire became pregnant in each of the last 10 years.
(265800)
98
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how many people have been made redundant in (a) Hemel Hempstead and (b) Hertfordshire in the last six months.
(265801)
99
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how many people under the age of 21 years were identified as unemployed in (a) Hemel Hempstead and (b) Hertfordshire in each of the last five years.
(265806)
100
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how many people identifying themselves as disabled have been employed in (a) Hemel Hempstead and (b) Hertfordshire in each year since 1997.
(265818)
101
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, when he plans to respond to the first Report of the Public Administration Committee of Session 2008-09 on Lobbying: access and influence in Whitehall.
(265780)
102
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how many letters from hon. Members were received by (a) the Prime Minister's Office and (b) the Cabinet Office in (i) January and (ii) February 2009; and how many letters from hon. Members received in 2008 were responded to (A) in less than two weeks, (B) in between two weeks and one month, (C) in between one and two months and (D) in over two months.
(265939)
Questions to the honourable Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners
103
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the honourable Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners, what funding the Church Commissioners have allocated for repairs to historic churches in each of the last three years.
(265831)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
104
Mr Ian Cawsey (Brigg & Goole): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will assess the merits of making the small business rate relief scheme automatic.
(265935)
105
Mr Ian Cawsey (Brigg & Goole): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what her most recent estimate is of the number of businesses in each local authority area eligible for rate relief under the small business rate relief scheme.
(265936)
106
Mr Ian Cawsey (Brigg & Goole): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what her most recent estimate is of the number of businesses in each local authority area which have received rate relief in each year since 2005.
(265937)
107
N
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment she has made of the effect of reductions in private sector housing renewal grants upon home improvement agencies; what representations she has received on this issue; and if she will make a statement.
(265349)
108
N
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what plans she has to assist home improvement agencies facing budget difficulties; and what assessment she has made of the future role which may be played by such agencies.
(265350)
109
N
Andrew George (St Ives): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what plans she has to ensure parish and town councils which wish to provide allotments for residents are able to do so.
(265435)
110
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham): 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 training, which Ministers took advice on (a) continuing professional development and (b) speeches; and what the cost was in each case.
(265677)
111
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the cumulative increase in band D council tax was for each local authority in England in the period from 2007 to 2010, ranked from lowest to highest.
(265859)
112
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what responsibilities the Tenant Services Agency has in respect of regulation of public sector leaseholders.
(265774)
113
N
Robert Neill (Bromley & Chislehurst): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much has been spent on recruitment for members of the Infrastructure Planning Commission; and how much has been allocated in total for such expenditure.
(265060)
114
N
Robert Neill (Bromley & Chislehurst): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what notice periods are specified in the contracts for the Infrastructure Planning Commission (a) Chairman, (b) Chief Executive, (c) board members and (d) commissioners.
(265061)
115
N
Robert Neill (Bromley & Chislehurst): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which recruitment consultants have been employed to fill Infrastructure Planning Commission positions; and at what cost.
(265062)
116
N
Robert Neill (Bromley & Chislehurst): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate she has made of the cost of the Infrastructure Planning Commission in its first full year of operation.
(265063)
117
N
Robert Neill (Bromley & Chislehurst): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the (a) salaries, (b) pension package and (c) other benefits in kind will be of the Infrastructure Planning Commission's (i) Chairman, (ii) Chief Executive, (iii) board members and (iv) commissioners.
(265065)
118
Mr James Paice (South East Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the level of Housing Revenue Account subsidy in (a) East Cambridgeshire District Council area and (b) South Cambridgeshire District Council area is; and how many households in social housing there are in each of those areas.
(265656)
119
Bob Russell (Colchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what her policy is on the development of urban horticulture as a contribution towards climate change mitigation; and if she will make a statement.
(265897)
120
Bob Russell (Colchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what her estimate is of the (a) number and (b) percentage of local planning officers which have (i) a horticulture-related qualification and (ii) received training in horticulture.
(265900)
121
Bob Russell (Colchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will make it her policy that local planning officers should undertake mandatory training in horticulture; and if she will make a statement.
(265902)
122
Bob Russell (Colchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what consideration she has given to strengthening the role of horticulture in (a) local development frameworks and (b) regional spatial strategies; and if she will make a statement.
(265903)
123
N
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what representations she has received on Calor Gas submitting a new application for development on Canvey Island; and if she will make a statement.
(264929)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
124
Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much and what percentage of the Tote's revenue came from category B2 gaming machines in 2007-08.
(265661)
125
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to assist small hospitality accommodation providers in implementing fire safety risk assessments.
(265714)
126
Anne Main (St Albans): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 5 March 2009, Official Report, column 1739W, on departmental data protection, what security systems are in place to separate visitor and test wireless networks from his Department's local area network infrastructure; what policies are in place for the protection of local area network infrastructure via (a) firewalls and and (b) layer 3 switches; who is responsible for auditing and checking these security measures; how frequently security checks are performed; and what the average time is for remediation of vulnerabilities.
(265565)
127
Anne Main (St Albans): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 5 March 2009, Official Report, columns 1739-40W, on departmental data protection, what systems are in place to ensure that his Department's IT security hierarchy is fit for purpose.
(265566)
128
Anne Main (St Albans): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 5 March 2009, Official Report, column 1739W, on departmental data protection, how frequently (a) internal and (b) independent external auditing of compliance takes place; what the criteria of such audits are; what elements are checked; whether his Department undertakes social engineering pen tests; what password policies his Department has in place; and what systems are in place to ensure that staff comply with those policies.
(265567)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence
129
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 22 January 2009, Official Report, column 1668W, on AWE Burghfield: nuclear weapons, what internationally recognised standards and codes of practice are applicable.
(265568)
130
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 1 January 2009, Official Report, column 1994W, on departmental training, which Ministers attended the pre-deployment training in preparation for visits to Iraq and Afghanistan; and how much that training cost.
(265663)
131
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make an assessment of the extent to which the Taliban are using body armour in combat with UK forces.
(265710)
132
Mr Brooks Newmark (Braintree): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he plans to enable organisations based in Essex to participate in Armed Forces Day on 27 June 2009.
(265680)
133
Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the collision with Le Triomphant resulted in damage to the torpedo tube hatches on HMS Vanguard; and whether torpedoes were unloaded from HMS Vanguard before it was docked in the Faslane shiplift on 20 February 2009.
(265947)
134
Bob Russell (Colchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many former members of each of the armed forces re-enlisted in each of the last five years for which figures are available.
(265898)
135
Bob Russell (Colchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his policy is on encouraging former members of the armed forces to re-enlist; and if he will make a statement.
(265899)
136
Bob Russell (Colchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many former members of the armed forces who have applied for re-enlistment in the last 12 months are awaiting a decision; what the longest period an applicant has waited for a decision in the last five years is; and if he will make a statement.
(265908)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change
137
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how much funding he has allocated to reduce levels of deforestation for the purposes of reducing levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere in each of the next 10 years.
(265821)
138
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what consideration he has given to the merits of establishing schemes for forest protection as a measure of reducing levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere before (a) 2012, (b) 2020 and (c) 2030.
(265852)
139
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what recent estimate he has made of the contribution of low-carbon industries to the (a) UK and (b) EU economy; and what assessment he has made of likely changes in the level of that contribution in the next 10 years.
(265869)
140
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what funding for forest protection as a measure of reducing levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere he has allocated to (a) plantations, (b) agriculture and (c) reforestation in each of the next three years.
(265895)
141
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, pursuant to the Answer of 17 March 2009 to the hon. Member for Wealden, Official Report, columns 998-9W, on departmental public consultation, if he will defer any decisions on applications for new coal-fired power stations until the completion of his Department's consultation on a new framework for coal-fired power stations.
(265901)
142
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what estimate his Department has made of the levels of investment by UK-based companies in (a) oil sands and shale oil, (b) conventional oil projects, (c) gas projects and (d) coal-fired power stations in the last five years.
(265904)
143
N
Sir Michael Spicer (West Worcestershire): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, when the Minister of State will reply to the letter from the hon. Member for West Worcestershire, dated 4 November 2008 and re-faxed to the Minister's office on 5 February 2009, on Flogas.
(264877)
144
Mr Mike Weir (Angus): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what his most recent estimate of the cost of decommissioning the Hunterston A nuclear power station is; and when the site is expected to become available for alternative use.
(265948)
145
Mr Mike Weir (Angus): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what his most recent estimate of the cost of decommissioning the Chapelcross nuclear power station is; and when the site is expected to become available for alternative use.
(265949)
146
Mr Mike Weir (Angus): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what his most recent estimate of the cost of decommissioning Dounreay nuclear power station is; and when the site is expected to become available for alternative use.
(265950)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
147
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he has considered the merits of introducing health warnings on the packaging of energy saving light bulbs.
(265522)
148
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 23 February 2009, Official Report, column 7W, which Ministers attended each training course; what the name of each course was; and how much each course cost.
(265657)
149
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Stafford of 20 January 2009, Official Report, column 1286W, on the Floods and Water Bill, when he expects to publish the draft Floods and Water Bill.
(265880)
150
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much the Environment Agency spent on administration costs in each of the last three years.
(265754)
151
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much his Department spent on the design and management of each flooding and coastal protection project currently under way in areas at risk from (a) fluvial and coastal flooding and (b) coastal erosion.
(265755)
152
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much was spent by his Department on flooding and coastal protection projects in areas at risk from (a) fluvial and coastal flooding and (b) coastal erosion in each of the last three years.
(265756)
153
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when each planned flooding and coastal protection project is planned to be started; whether the start of any planned project has been deferred; and if he will make a statement.
(265768)
154
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has for the future provision of mechanisms for the disposal of trade waste in rural areas; and if he will make a statement.
(265746)
155
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, in what circumstances (a) commercial and (b) household waste is regarded as a source of energy; what proportion of such waste streams were regarded as energy sources in 2008; and what assessment he has made of the effect of classification of waste as an energy source on (i) waste collection authorities, (ii) private sector waste contractors and (iii) commercial waste producers.
(265747)
156
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the potential health effects of composting.
(265749)
157
N
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what percentage of its suppliers his Department has paid within 10 days of receipt of invoice in the last four months.
(264930)
158
Mr James Paice (South East Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent reports he has received of the timetable in EU member states for the implementation of European Council Directive 99/74/EC on the prohibition of conventional cages for laying hens.
(265683)
159
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 17 March 2008, Official Report, column 1007W, on departmental surveys, if he will place in the Library a copy of his Department's most recent staff survey.
(265659)
160
N
Sir Michael Spicer (West Worcestershire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he plans to reply to the email from the hon. Member for West Worcestershire, dated 30 January 2009, on farmers producing more food.
(264876)
161
N
Sir Michael Spicer (West Worcestershire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the Minister of State for Farming and the Environment plans to reply to the letter from the hon. Member for West Worcestershire, dated 3 February 2009, on a ban on the use of glue traps.
(264878)
162
N
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which planning authorities have made representations to the Environment Agency seeking as waiver of the restrictions on building in flood risk areas since 27 January; and if he will make a statement.
(265518)
163
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions the Environment Agency has had with Calor Gas following recent spillages at Calor Gas's Canvey Island site.
(265700)
164
N
Mark Williams (Ceredigion): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Stoke-on-Trent North of 9 October 2008, Official Report, column 732W, on fisheries: international co-operation, whether he plans to make an assessment of the effectiveness of the Joint Committee.
(264940)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
165
John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Burmese government on the sentencing of Eint Khaing Oo for reporting on Cyclone Nargis.
(265877)
166
John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the government of China on reports of illegal export of logs and timber from Burma.
(265883)
167
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will call for a briefing to be made to the United Nations Security Council on the political situation in Sri Lanka; if he propose a Security Council resolution calling for a ceasefire and unfettered access for UN monitors, relief and human rights agencies and the media; and if he will make a statement.
(265716)
168
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to the Iraqi authorities to make public the information they hold pertaining to the 128 people who have recently had their death sentences confirmed by the Iraqi judicial authorities.
(265521)
169
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the conclusions of the London Conference on the prevention of arms smuggling to Gaza.
(265588)
170
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the human rights situation in Belarus.
(265589)
171
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will withdraw UK (a) representation and (b) support for the United Nations Durban II Conference; and if he will make a statement.
(265905)
172
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which countries (a) have withdrawn from and (b) are not otherwise participating in the United Nations Durban II Conference; and if he will make a statement.
(265906)
173
N
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received of alleged attacks on residents in Ashraf City by members of the Iraqi secret service; and if he will make a statement.
(265351)
174
N
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many British citizens were injured during the events in Mumbai on 27 November 2008; what the (a) nature and (b) severity of such injuries was; and if he will make a statement.
(265057)
175
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 26 November 2008, Official Report, column 1793W, on training, what the cost was of his training in (a) the presentation of foreign policy and (b) his Department's IT systems.
(265665)
176
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with HM Ambassador to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea on his comments on the recent elections in that country published on the Department's blog platform.
(265855)
177
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the state of diplomatic relations with Iran.
(265711)
178
Dr Stephen Ladyman (South Thanet): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions HM Ambassador in Tehran has had with the Iranian government on the missing Israeli pilot Ron Arad.
(265653)
179
Dr Stephen Ladyman (South Thanet): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations HM Ambassador in Tehran has made to the Iranian government on its role in supporting Hamas during the recent Gaza conflict.
(265654)
180
N
Mark Williams (Ceredigion): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Portsmouth South of 6 October 2008, Official Report, column 228W, on Morocco: mining, what steps the Goverment is taking to seek to ensure that Morocco fulfils its obligations under international law to ensure that the extraction and exportation of phosphates do not adversely affect the interests of people in Western Sahara.
(264941)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
181
N
Mr William Cash (Stone): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the findings of the report of the Healthcare Commission on the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust; and if he will make a statement.
(264838)
182
N
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many contaminated food incidents have been reported in each year since 1997.
(265059)
183
Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many healthcare beds in each prison in England were being used by prisoners with no clinical need for in-patient care on the latest date for which figures are available.
(265889)
184
N
Andrew George (St Ives): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether any arrangements are in place to assist trusts with budget deficits to bring forward capital investment proposals.
(265431)
185
N
Andrew George (St Ives): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what capital project funding is available to (a) primary care and (b) acute trusts for (i) substantial and (ii) large capital investment projects.
(265432)
186
N
Andrew George (St Ives): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to ensure that trusts which are receiving funding at a level (a) one to five per cent. and (b) more than five per cent. (i) above and (ii) below target funding are (A) appropriately supported and (B) where underfunded, compensated for being underfunded.
(265433)
187
N
Andrew George (St Ives): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, at what rate trusts which have NHS funding (a) one to five per cent. and (b) over five per cent. (i) above and (ii) below target funding will be brought towards target funding over the next five financial years; and if he will make a statement.
(265434)
188
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the average expenditure by the NHS on meals per hospital patient per day in the latest period for which figures are available.
(265893)
189
Mrs Eleanor Laing (Epping Forest): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) records and (b) data fields there are in (i) the Population Demographics Service, (ii) the Summary Care Record, (iii) the Secondary Uses Service, (iv) the Electronic Prescription Service, (v) the Out of Hours system, (vi) the Picture Archiving and Communications system, (vii) the Radiology Information System, (viii) Choose and Book, (ix) the Detailed Care Record system and (x) the National Childhood Obesity Database.
(265743)
190
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of the NHS IT programme; and what recent assessment he has made of progress on the programme.
(265647)
191
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS trusts are borrowing money from the NHS Bank; how much each trust has paid in interest on such loans since they were taken out; and what rate of interest each is paying.
(265648)
192
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS trusts lenders to the NHS Bank; and how much each has received in interest on such loans since they were taken out.
(265649)
193
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much profit the NHS Bank made in each of the last three years.
(265650)
194
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effect of implementation of the European Working Time Directive on working practices in hospitals in England; and if he will make a statement.
(265707)
195
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what timetable he has set for implementation of his Department's commitments contained in the National Dementia Strategy.
(265719)
196
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent estimate he has made of levels of access to NHS dentistry in England.
(265720)
197
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of changes to demand for NHS services as a result of the economic downturn.
(265721)
198
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many and what proportion of older people in each local authority received local authority funded (a) residential and (b) domiciliary care in each of the last 10 years.
(265757)
199
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much each local authority spent on (a) residential care and (b) domiciliary care for older people in each of the last 10 years.
(265758)
200
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress has been made on pathfinder sites for the development of social enterprises; and if he will make a statement.
(265759)
201
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many children were diagnosed with brain tumours in the last 12 months; and what the survival rate for such children was in each of the last 10 years.
(265760)
202
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much has been allocated by his Department to ensure compliance with the European Working Time Directive in the NHS.
(265761)
203
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidelines his Department has provided to primary care trusts on the use of funding for compliance with the European Working Time Directive.
(265762)
204
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much money has been allocated by his Department to each primary care trust to aid compliance with the European Working Time Directive.
(265763)
205
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much money has been provided by his Department to each social enterprise pathfinder site.
(265764)
206
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much each local authority with social services responsibilities received in grants for older people in (a) cash and (b) real terms at 2008-09 prices in each of the last 10 years.
(265766)
207
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his latest estimate is of the number and proportion of people aged 65 years and over with a disability; and how many such people he estimates there will be in (a) 2010 and (b) 2015.
(265767)
208
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the interest rate for (a) borrowers and (b) lenders to the NHS Bank was in each month since such interest charges were introduced.
(265769)
209
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many alcohol-related miscarriages were recorded in each strategic health authority area in each of the last five years.
(265770)
210
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate has been made of the number of people with a learning disability who are preserved rights service users.
(265771)
211
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much is planned to be spent by social services on residential care for people with a learning disability in 2008-09 and 2009-10.
(265772)
212
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what hospitals each Minister in his Department has visited since July 2007; and what the date of each visit was.
(265540)
213
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what visits Ministers in his Department have made to Quarry House in Leeds since July 2007; and what the date of each visit was.
(265541)
214
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many full-time equivalent (a) physiotherapists and (b) speech therapists have been working in (i) the NHS in each year since 1997 and (ii) each NHS organisation in the last three years.
(265542)
215
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the under-18 year old conception rates were in each (a) ward and (b) local authority area in England in the latest period for which figures are available.
(265543)
216
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of recorded under-18 year old conceptions were followed by (a) first abortions and (b) repeat abortions in (i) England in each year since 1997 and (ii) each primary care trust area in the last 12 months.
(265544)
217
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) RIDDOR and (b) non-RIDDOR incidents were reported in each NHS organisation identified by organisation code in each of the last five years.
(265545)
218
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) headcount and (b) full-time equivalent GP practice nurses there were in each year since 1997.
(265546)
219
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of primary care trusts he expects will have a GP-led health centre open by 1 April 2009.
(265547)
220
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the announcement of 3 February 2009 on safeguarding Government infrastructure investment, whether any of his Department's (a) underspends on previous projects and (b) unallocated funds will be used to provide funding for the private finance initiative projects referred to.
(265558)
221
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the announcement of 3 February 2009 on safeguarding Government infrastructure investment, which of his Department's projects are included within the 110 projects referred to; and how much the Government plans to lend to each of those projects in each financial year.
(265559)
222
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of general practitioner practice nurses that will be needed to staff new general practitioner-led health centres.
(265664)
223
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will review each directive which have been issued by his Department to (a) primary care trusts, (b) NHS hospital trusts, (c) other NHS trusts and (d) strategic health authorities and remains in force in order to establish the scope for extending professional discretion.
(265597)
224
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many administrators were employed by the NHS in England in (a) each of the last three years, (b) 1996-97, (c) 1997-98 and (d) 1998-99.
(265598)
225
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his policy is on assisting hospital patients to eat at mealtimes; and what his policy is on families being present at patients' mealtimes to encourage patients to eat.
(265599)
226
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what system is in place in the NHS to monitor and observe a hospital patient's intake of food at mealtimes.
(265600)
227
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of NHS resources for long-term palliative care; and if he will make a statement.
(265646)
228
N
John Mason (Glasgow East): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 13 March 2009, Official Report, column 702W, on departmental lost property, what the eight miscellaneous items of equipment detailed as lost or stolen from his Department were.
(264779)
229
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many children aged under 16 years were prescribed anti-depressant medication in (a) Hemel Hempstead and (b) Hertfordshire in each of the last five years.
(265793)
230
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people diagnosed with leukaemia there were in (a) Hemel Hempstead and (b) Hertfordshire on the latest date for which figures are available.
(265794)
231
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much his Department has spent on (a) treatment of and (b) support for people diagnosed with leukaemia in (i) Hemel Hempstead and (ii) Hertfordshire in each of the last 10 years.
(265795)
232
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much his Department has spent on (a) treatment of and (b) support for people diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in (i) Hemel Hempstead and (ii) Hertfordshire in each of the last 10 years.
(265796)
233
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people over the age of 50 years have been diagnosed with alcoholism in (a) Hemel Hempstead and (b) Hertfordshire in each of the last five years.
(265797)
234
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people diagnosed with multiple sclerosis there are in (a) Hemel Hempstead and (b) Hertfordshire.
(265798)
235
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people resident in (a) Hemel Hempstead and (b) Hertfordshire have received assistance from the NHS to stop smoking in each of the last five years.
(265816)
236
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate his Department has made of the cost to the NHS of treating smoking-related diseases in (a) Hemel Hempstead and (b) Hertfordshire in each of the last five years.
(265817)
237
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many applications for Foundation Trust status were under assessment by the Independent Regulator of NHS Foundation Trusts on the latest date for which figures are available; and what criteria are used in the authorisation of such applications.
(265781)
238
N
Andrew Selous (South West Bedfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost of the latest GP patient survey is; and how much of that cost relates to writing to patients who had already answered, asking them to participate.
(265289)
239
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he has made an assessment of the effects of the EU Physical Agents Directive on the use of magnetic resonance imaging technology in England; and if he will make a statement.
(265548)
240
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he has made an assessment of the impact of the EU Clinical Trials Directive on medical research activity in England; and if he will make a statement.
(265549)
241
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he has made an assessment of the potential effects of the proposed revisions to the EU Animals in Research Directive on medical research activity in England; what proposals he has made to the European Commission on the matter; and if he will make a statement.
(265550)
242
Mr Ben Wallace (Lancaster & Wyre): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what funding his Department is providing to (a) primary care trusts and (b) hospital trusts to promote healthy eating and exercise in 2008-09.
(265886)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
243
Gordon Banks (Ochil and South Perthshire): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions she has had with (a) her overseas counterparts and (b) Ministerial colleagues on financial compensation to individuals trafficked into the UK.
(265832)
244
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will assess the effects on privacy of Google's Latitude tracking system; and if she will make a statement.
(265562)
245
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the implications of the recent terrorist attacks in Lahore for the security of the London 2012 Olympics.
(265563)
246
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will hold discussions with her international counterparts on security arrangements for athletes and officials from their national teams at the London 2012 Olympics.
(265564)
247
Mr David Crausby (Bolton North East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to reduce the number of hoax 999 calls made to the police.
(265878)
248
Mr David Crausby (Bolton North East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the effectiveness of the installation of closed circuit television cameras in combating crime; and if she will make a statement.
(265879)
249
Mr Ian Davidson (Glasgow South West): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the worker registration scheme for nationals of Eastern European EU member states is due to expire; what options to extend it there are; whether the Government has taken a decision on an extension; and if she will make a statement.
(265820)
250
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the DNA record of the hon. Member for Hammersmith and Fulham will be removed from the national DNA database.
(265856)
251
N
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps are being taken to expedite the determination of immigration decisions.
(264934)
252
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people in each police force area have been issued with penalty notices for disorder in each of the last three years, broken down by type of offence; and how many fines imposed by such penalty notices remain unpaid.
(265890)
253
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police stations closed permanently in (a) 2005-06, (b) 2006-07 and (c) 2007-08.
(265891)
254
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many DNA profiles of subjects aged (a) under 10, (b) 11 to 18 and (c) over 18 years were added to the National DNA Database in 2008; and how many in each category have been added in 2009 to date.
(265892)
255
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she expects to make a decision on steps to be taken in response to the European Court of Human Rights' decision on the case of S and Marper.
(265894)
256
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will review the salary structure of the Civil Nuclear Constabulary against relevant public sector comparators.
(265921)
257
Mrs Eleanor Laing (Epping Forest): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) records and (b) data fields there are in (i) the Police National Computer, (ii) the Impact Nominal Index, (iii) the Police National Database, (iv) the National DNA Database, (v) the National Fingerprint Database, (vi) the National ANPR Data Centre and (vii) the UK Border Agency's e-borders programme.
(265736)
258
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance she has issued to police officers on the issuing of penalty notices for disorder in (a) police stations and (b) other locations.
(265750)
259
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent estimate her Department has made of the average cost to a police force of (a) issuing a caution, (b) issuing a penalty notice for disorder and (c) bringing charges.
(265751)
260
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the number of police investigations of suspected offences involving ball-bearing guns in each of the last three years; what guidance is issued to the police on conducting such investigations; and if she will make a statement.
(265777)
261
N
Mr Humfrey Malins (Woking): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to reply to Question 261890, tabled by the hon. Member for Woking on 4 March 2009, on criminal activities and convictions.
(265188)
262
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many men and teenage boys have reported being subject to domestic violence in (a) Hemel Hempstead and (b) Hertfordshire in the last 12 months.
(265791)
263
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many women and teenage girls have reported being subject to domestic violence in (a) Hemel Hempstead and (b) Hertfordshire in the last 12 months.
(265792)
264
N
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether any asylum seekers are housed in Castle Point constituency; and what her Department's future plans are to house asylum seekers there.
(263015)
265
N
Mr David Winnick (Walsall North): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Walsall North of 10 February regarding a constituent, ref: M2717/9.
(265187)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills
266
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what recent representations he has received on the effects of levels of availability of apprenticeship places on the ability of students to complete courses of study; and if he will make a statement.
(265744)
267
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what percentage of (a) 18 and (b) 19 year olds resident in each local authority area went into higher education in (i) 1997-98 and (ii) 2007-08.
(265561)
268
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 3 February 2009, Official Report, column 1095W, on departmental training, which Ministers attended (a) foreign language lessons, (b) the Cabinet Committees course, (c) the European Union course and (d) the media training course; in what foreign languages Ministers received lessons; and how much each of these courses cost.
(265660)
269
David Howarth (Cambridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what assessment he has made of the merits of introducing (a) late payment penalties and (b) compensation to recipients for late payments of education maintenance allowances by the Learning and Skills Council.
(265536)
270
Mrs Eleanor Laing (Epping Forest): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, how many (a) records and (b) data fields there are in the Managing Information Across Partners system.
(265741)
271
N
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, if he will consult the Welsh Assembly Government as part of the review of the cap on tuition fees.
(265505)
Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development
272
John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much has been allocated by the Three Diseases Fund to tackle HIV/AIDS in Kachin state, Burma, since the fund was established.
(265884)
273
John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, through which United Nations organisations his Department channels funding for Burma-related aid and activities; and how much was channelled by his Department through each such organisation in the last 12 months.
(265885)
274
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 4 March 2009, Official Report, column 1656W, on Palestinians: overseas aid, what measures are in place to ensure that his Department's humanitarian aid to Palestinians in Gaza will not be channelled to Hamas.
(265708)
275
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 16 March 2009, Official Report, column 873W, on Africa: water, how his Department's budget for its five-year water, sanitation and hygiene education programme is to be distributed.
(265773)
276
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 2 February 2009, Official Report, column 861W, on departmental training, which Ministers attended the public communications course; and how much the course cost to provide.
(265679)
277
N
Mr Andrew Mitchell (Sutton Coldfield): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what categories of information are included on his Department's inSight system; and if he will make a statement.
(265185)
278
N
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much funding his Department has allocated to research on malaria in each of the last five years; how much has been allocated for these purposes in 2008-09; and if he will make a statement.
(263497)
279
Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the Government's policy is on the establishment of a new sovereign debt work-out mechanism to deal with the debts of poor countries.
(265602)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Justice
280
Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisons have a dedicated identification and support system for prisoners who have previously served in the armed forces; and what forms such systems take in each prison.
(265701)
281
Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of (a) the number and (b) the proportion of prisoners diagnosed with alcohol problems in each prison in England and Wales, in each of the last 10 years.
(265702)
282
Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he plans to take consequent on the assessment in the latest annual report of HM Chief Inspector of Prisons that activity levels are still not high enough in nearly half of training prisons.
(265703)
283
Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prison buildings have been assessed as non-compliant with the Disability Discrimination Act 2005 in each year since it entered into force.
(265704)
284
Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 5 March 2009, Official Report, column 1789W, on prisons: standards, when the function of (a) Her Majesty's Prison Wolds and (b) Her Majesty's Prison and Young Offenders Institution Ashfield last changed; and for what reason no prison performance rating for each was published in the last quarter.
(265705)
285
Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what systems of identification and support the Probation Service operates for offenders who have previously served in the armed forces.
(265825)
286
Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much has been spent on services countering the effects of alcohol in prisons in each of the last 10 years.
(265827)
287
Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the likely effect of the recession on (a) re-offending rates and (b) prison population levels over the next five years.
(265828)
288
Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 26 February 2009, Official Report, column 994W, on prisons: manpower, how many prison officers at each grade were there in each prison in England and Wales on 31 March in each year from 1997 to 2004.
(265829)
289
Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many incidents involving the use of restraint by staff occurred in each young offender institution and secure training centre in England and Wales in each of the last 10 years.
(265830)
290
Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many offenders released under the Home Detention Curfew Scheme have re-offended while on a tag in each year since the scheme's commencement; and what offences were committed by such offenders.
(265887)
291
Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the budget for each major area of expenditure of the Office for Criminal Justice Reform has been in each year since its establishment.
(265888)
292
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 29 January 2009, Official Report, columns 740-1W, which Ministers in his Department attended the six action learning set training courses; and how much those courses cost.
(265668)
293
Mrs Eleanor Laing (Epping Forest): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 17 March 2009, Official Report, column 774, whether proposals on the constitutional position of the Civil Service will be included in the Constitutional Renewal Bill.
(265651)
294
Mrs Eleanor Laing (Epping Forest): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what expenditure has been incurred since 3 July 2007 on (a) events and (b) consultations held as part of the Governance of Britain agenda.
(265655)
295
Mrs Eleanor Laing (Epping Forest): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) organisations and (b) individuals were specifically invited to comment on the National Framework for Greater Citizen Engagement discussion paper.
(265737)
296
Mrs Eleanor Laing (Epping Forest): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) records and (b) data fields there are in (i) the National Offender Management Information System (C-Nomis), (ii) the Offender Risk Assessment System (OASys), (iii) the Offender Management National Infrastructure (Omni) and (iv) the Libra Case Management System.
(265740)
297
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, in relation to how many low value personal injury claim cases the Land Registry has authorised surveillance operations on employees; what the cost of conducting surveillance was in each case; who authorised the hiring of private investigators in such cases; and what procedures are followed by the Land Registry to ensure that any surveillance of staff by private investigators is proportionate.
(265532)
298
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many internal grievances in the Land Registry led to an employment tribunal in each of the last two financial years; what the reasons for each such case were in each year; how many such cases were settled before a tribunal hearing in each such year; what the cost of out-of-court settlements was in each year; what the cost of fees for (a) solicitors and (b) barristers for cases taken to tribunal was in each year; and what the cost of awards made against the Land Registry at tribunal was in each year.
(265533)
299
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many unfair dismissal cases were brought against the Land Registry in each of the last two years; how many of them were settled before a hearing in each year; how many of them progressed to a full hearing; how many of these cases were lost by the Land Registry in each year; what costs were awarded against the Land Registry in relation to such cases in each year; and what the cost of (a) solicitors' and (b) barristers' fees for such cases was in each year.
(265534)
300
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many personal injury claims have been brought against the Land Registry in each of the last two years; how many out-of-court settlements of such cases there were in each year; what the cost to the Land Registry was of such cases in each year; how many cases progressed to court in each year; and what the cost for (a) medical advice and (b) legal advice of defending these cases was in each year.
(265535)
301
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what sentencing guidelines apply to convictions for offences arising from the purchase and use of ball-bearing guns; and if he will make a statement.
(265776)
302
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the number of (a) prosecutions and (b) convictions for offences involving ball-bearing guns in each of the last three years.
(265778)
303
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many cases were heard in the magistrates' courts in (a) Hemel Hempstead and (b) Hertfordshire in each year since 1997.
(265809)
304
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what percentage of sentences imposed in magistrates' courts in (a) Hemel Hempstead and (b) Hertfordshire were appealed against to the Crown Court in each year since 1997.
(265810)
305
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many trials in magistrates' courts in (a) Hemel Hempstead and (b) Hertfordshire did not take place on the initial agreed date of hearing in each year since 1997.
(265811)
306
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the number of magistrates needed in order to meet the needs of the courts in (a) Hemel Hempstead and (b) Hertfordshire in 2009.
(265812)
307
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many serving magistrates there are in (a) Hemel Hempstead and (b) Hertfordshire.
(265813)
308
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much the provision of the magistrates' court service in (a) Hemel Hempstead and (b) Hertfordshire cost in each year since 1997.
(265814)
309
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the cost of providing the Crown Court Service in Hertfordshire was in each year since 1997.
(265815)
310
N
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the longest time taken to conclude a Treasure inquest was in each of the last three years.
(265348)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
311
N
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what estimate he has made of the cost of the Special Purchase for Evacuated Dwellings scheme for police officers in Northern Ireland in 2008-09.
(265183)
Questions to the Prime Minister
312
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham): To ask the Prime Minister, whether Mr Derek Draper has a security pass to No. 10 Downing Street.
(265853)
313
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham): To ask the Prime Minister, with reference to the Answer of 27 November 2008, Official Report, column 666W, on departmental training, whether he has taken any personal training courses since that date.
(265861)
314
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham): To ask the Prime Minister, what visits he has made to each of the G20 countries since June 2007.
(265862)
315
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham): To ask the Prime Minister, when he next expects to meet the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation.
(265864)
316
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham): To ask the Prime Minister, whether he plans to visit Russia in (a) 2009 and (b) 2010.
(265865)
317
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham): To ask the Prime Minister, how much expenditure was incurred in respect of the overseas visits he undertook (a) between June and December 2007 and (b) in 2008.
(265866)
318
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Prime Minister, what hospitals he has visited since becoming Prime Minister; and what the date of each visit was.
(265539)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Scotland
319
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what recent discussions he has had with the First Minister on Scotland's involvement in the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games; and if he will make a statement.
(265520)
320
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, pursuant to the Answer of 28 January 2009, Official Report, column 501W, on departmental training, which Ministers attended the (a) presentation and public speaking skills course and (b) introduction workshop for new Ministers; and how much those courses cost.
(265667)
Questions to the Solicitor General
321
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead): To ask the Solicitor General, what consideration the Director of Public Prosecutions has given to bringing a prosecution against Bernie Madoff in the UK and for financial fraud perpetrated against UK investors.
(265596)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport
322
N
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress he has made on implementation of his commitment to require the Republic of Ireland to meet the full costs of providing aids to navigation on their coast; and how much, and what percentage, of the estimated shortfall in 2009-10 in income from light dues is attributable to activities related to the cost of providing aids to navigation for the Irish Republic.
(264935)
323
N
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many stretch limousines were checked by Vehicle and Operator Services Agency to ensure compliance with construction requirements in 2008; and what percentage were deemed to be compliant.
(264936)
324
N
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many certificates of initial fitness were issued by Vehicle and Operator Services Agency in respect of imported stretch limousines in 2008.
(264937)
325
N
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many public service vehicle operators' licences were issued by traffic commissioners in each area in respect of stretch limousines in (a) 2003 and (b) 2008; and how many such licences related to limousines able to carry (i) more than eight and (ii) eight or fewer passengers.
(264938)
326
N
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many imported vehicles from each country were registered and licensed in each year since 2001.
(264939)
327
N
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 9 March 2009, Official Report, columns 9-10W, on cycling: helmets, if he will publish an interim report on the merits of wearing a cycle helmet before the end of 2009.
(265290)
328
N
Mr Robert Goodwill (Scarborough & Whitby): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will review the decision to close the Kidderminster Driving Test Centre in the light of new evidence made available under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
(264839)
329
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what objectives and sub-objectives were contained in his Department's Aviation Directorate's business plan in (a) 2006-07, (b) 2007-08 and (c) 2008-09; and which of these were contained in Project Heathrow project delivery and risk reports in each such year.
(265874)
330
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what (a) risk numbers, (b) risk descriptions, (c) measures in place to manage and (d) further actions of risks were contained under business plan objectives (i) 3.2.1, (ii) 3.2.3, (iii) 3.2 and (iv) 3.3.1 of the (A) December 2007, (B) February 2008 and (C) most recent version of the Project Heathrow project delivery and risk reports.
(265875)
331
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the risk numbers were of the risks contained under business plan objectives (a) 3.2.1, (b) 3.2.3, (c) 3.2 and (d) 3.3.1 in the (i) December 2007, (ii) February 2008 and (iii) most recent version of the Project Heathrow project delivery and risk reports; and what the (A) impact, (B) likelihood and (C) exposure of the (1) inherent and (2) residual risks was.
(265876)
332
Stephen Hammond (Wimbledon): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how Ministerial responsibility for cross-border transport between each constituency part of the UK is allocated; and if he will make a statement.
(265938)
333
Stephen Hammond (Wimbledon): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 9 March 2009, Official Report, column 12W, on motor vehicles, if he will publish the results of the research from the recent comparison of the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency vehicle register and motor insurance database when it is available.
(265942)
334
Stephen Hammond (Wimbledon): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assumptions he has made in respect of his Department's capital departmental expenditure limits for transport in (a) each year from 2010-11 to 2014-15 and (b) subsequent years.
(265943)
335
Stephen Hammond (Wimbledon): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, over what period his Department plans to allocate funding to High Speed Two; and from which budget.
(265944)
336
Stephen Hammond (Wimbledon): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect of the economic downturn on his Department's Comprehensive Spending Review target to double real terms spending on transport over the 20 years from 1997.
(265945)
337
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many of his Department's staff are employed full-time to work on policy on (a) cycling, (b) public transport, (c) walking and (d) cars and roads.
(265538)
338
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 3 February 2009, Official Report, column 1124W, which Ministers took the (a) induction and (b) action learning set course; and how much these courses cost.
(265662)
339
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many traffic lights there were in each London borough in each of the last three years.
(265854)
340
N
Mark Hunter (Cheadle): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent steps his Department has taken to improve access for (a) people with disabilities, (b) the elderly and (c) young families with prams to trains and railway stations in the Greater Manchester area.
(265189)
341
N
Mark Hunter (Cheadle): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent steps his Department has taken to improve access for (a) people with disabilities, (b) the elderly and (c) young families with prams at Cheadle Hulme Station.
(265190)
342
N
Mark Hunter (Cheadle): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many train services on average ran on each week day in (a) 2008 and (b) 2009 to date between Manchester and (i) Heald Green, (ii) Bramhall, (iii) Cheadle Hulme, (iv) Gatley, (v) Davenport, (vi) Hazel Grove and (vii) Woodsmoor.
(265191)
343
N
Mark Hunter (Cheadle): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the average journey time by train was from Manchester to (a) Heald Green, (b) Bramhall, (c) Cheadle Hulme, (d) Gatley, (e) Davenport, (f) Hazel Grove and (g) Woodsmoor in each year since 1997.
(265192)
344
N
Mrs Anne McGuire (Stirling): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will bring forward legislative proposals for the regulation of parking on private land; and if he will make a statement.
(265506)
345
N
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what percentage of its suppliers his Department has paid within 10 days of receipt of invoice in the last four months.
(264932)
346
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that public transport in (a) Hemel Hempstead and (b) Hertfordshire is accessible to people with disabilities.
(265790)
347
Bob Russell (Colchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he expects work to start on the junction between the A12 and the Colchester Northern Approach Road; and if he will make a statement.
(265896)
348
N
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much the Government Car and Despatch Agency spent on (a) London congestion charge (i) payments and (ii) fines and (b) fines for (i) speeding and (ii) parking in each of the last five years.
(265292)
349
N
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he is making of the merits of withdrawal of the system of statutory off-road notification; and if he will make a statement.
(264872)
350
N
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many schemes to introduce permitting for street works his Department has introduced under the powers contained in the Traffic Management Act 2004.
(264881)
351
N
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he expects High Speed Two Ltd to put forward proposals for a new high speed rail line from the West Midlands to Scotland.
(264882)
352
N
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which (a) cities and (b) counties he has asked High Speed Two Ltd to include in plans for a new high speed rail line between the West Midlands and Scotland.
(264883)
353
N
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Statement of 12 February 2009, Official Report, columns 1531-44, on new trains (investment), on what information his estimate of the 12,500 long-term jobs expected to be created or safeguarded by the contract to re-equip the East Coast and Great Western Main Lines with new express trains is based.
(265055)
354
N
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Statement of 12 February 2009, Official Report, columns 1531-44, on new trains (investment), which assumption was made about the number of additional jobs in the supply chain which would be created for each directly-created job in the methodology used to estimate the 12,500 long-term jobs expected to be created or safeguarded by the contract to re-equip the East Coast and Great Western Main Lines with new inter-city express trains.
(265056)
355
N
Mr David Winnick (Walsall North): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make it his policy to direct the Highways Agency to accept requests from hon. Members to accompany them to site meetings in relation to work authorised by the Highways Agency; and if he will make a statement.
(265514)
356
N
Mr David Winnick (Walsall North): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for what reasons the Highways Agency decided that no member of staff would accompany the hon. Member for Walsall North to a site meeting in his constituency on 20 March in relation to work being undertaken under the authorisation of the Highways Agency.
(265515)
357
N
Mr David Winnick (Walsall North): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what mechanisms are used by the Highways Agency for public consultation on work it plans to undertake which is likely to affect households near the site of such work.
(265516)
358
N
Mr David Winnick (Walsall North): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make it his policy to direct the Highways Agency to notify each household in an area in which work authorised by the Highways Agency is to be carried out; and if he will make a statement.
(265517)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Wales
359
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, pursuant to the Answer of 29 January 2009, Official Report, column 689W, on departmental training, which Minister took the course Action learning set-National School of Government; and at what cost.
(265669)
360
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change on energy prices in Wales.
(265709)
Questions to the Minister for Women and Equality
361
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering): To ask the Minister for Women and Equality, if she will discuss with the Secretary of State for Health measures to ensure that women patients are not discriminated against in the provision of NHS services.
(265713)
362
Julie Morgan (Cardiff North): To ask the Minister for Women and Equality, whether her Department has evaluated research on the effects the contingency fee funding mechanism used by lawyers for equal pay claims through the employment tribunal.
(265693)
363
Julie Morgan (Cardiff North): To ask the Minister for Women and Equality, what plans she has to reduce the gender pay gap in the private sector.
(265717)
364
Julie Morgan (Cardiff North): To ask the Minister for Women and Equality, what steps the Government is taking to reduce the time taken to hear equal pay cases at employment tribunals.
(265718)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
365
N
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many job vacancies have been notified to the Chelmsford Jobcentre Plus in each of the last 12 months.
(265403)
366
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Northavon, Official Report, columns 1038-9W, on pensioners: social security benefits, what estimate he has made of the number people who would receive more in benefits payments if tariff income rules were abolished and upper capital limits were retained.
(265946)
367
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent meetings with (a) representatives of companies selling and (b) independent experts on voice risk analysis technology (i) Ministers and (ii) officials in his Department have had in the last three years; and if he will make a statement.
(265846)
368
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what research his Department has (a) undertaken, (b) commissioned and (c) evaluated on the effects of the use of voice risk analysis technology in benefit claim procedures on rates of error and fraud in such procedures.
(265847)
369
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people have been prosecuted for benefit fraud as a result of information originally obtained using voice risk analysis technology since such technology was introduced; and if he will make a statement.
(265848)
370
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people have had the payment of a benefit terminated as a result of investigations triggered by indications of risk from voice risk analysis technology since the introduction of such technology; and if he will make a statement.
(265849)
371
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many investigations of benefits claims have been instigated as a result of voice risk analysis technology providing an indication of risk since the introduction of such technology; and if he will make a statement.
(265850)
372
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, in how many telephone conversations between benefits staff and claimants voice risk analysis technology has been deployed since the pilot introduction of such technology.
(265851)
373
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he plans to answer Question 258770, on deprived areas funds, tabled on 20 February 2009.
(265555)
374
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 4 February 2009, Official Report, column 1260W, which Minister attended each course; and how much each course cost.
(265658)
375
Mrs Eleanor Laing (Epping Forest): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) records and (b) data fields there are in (i) the Customer Management System, (ii) the Patient Modernisation Programme, (iii) the Pensions Transformation Programme, (iv) the Customer Information System, (v) the Tell Us Once system, (vi) the Income Support Computer and (vii) the Data Matching Service.
(265738)
376
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people identified as unemployed in (a) Hemel Hempstead and (b) Hertfordshire have received assistance from his Department and its agencies with the cost of meeting mortgage interest repayments in the last six months.
(265802)
377
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many unemployed people in (a) Hemel Hempstead and (b) Hertfordshire Jobcentre Plus were assisted into employment in each of the last five years.
(265803)
378
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the level of sickness absence attributable to work-related stress among staff in jobcentres in (a) Hemel Hempstead and (b) Hertfordshire in the latest period for which figures are available; and what assessment he has made of the effect of such levels of absence on the delivery of jobcentre services.
(265805)
379
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for how long on average an unemployed person resident in (a) Hemel Hempstead and (b) Hertfordshire claimed jobseeker's allowance in each of the last five years.
(265807)
380
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many personal advisers were employed in job centres in (a) Hemel Hempstead and (b) Hertfordshire in each of the last five years.
(265808)
381
N
Willie Rennie (Dunfermline and West Fife): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in each constituency have received housing benefit based on local reference rents in each of the last four years.
(265352)
382
N
Willie Rennie (Dunfermline and West Fife): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in each constituency have received local housing allowance in each of the last three years.
(265353)
383
N
Willie Rennie (Dunfermline and West Fife): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much housing benefit has been dispensed to people in each constituency by local authorities under (a) local reference rents and (b) local housing allowance in each of the last four years.
(265354)
384
N
Willie Rennie (Dunfermline and West Fife): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much of the housing benefit dispensed to people in each constituency by local authorities under (a) local reference rents and (b) local housing allowance in each of the last four years was for housing in the private rented sector.
(265355)
385
N
Willie Rennie (Dunfermline and West Fife): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate his Department has made of (a) the number of applications for local housing allowance and (b) the estimated Government expenditure on local housing allowance in (i) 2009, (ii) 2010 and (iii) 2011.
(265356)
386
N
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 11 March 2009, Official Report, columns 534-5W, on departmental staff surveys, if he will place in the Library a copy of his Department's most recent staff survey results and the analysis of the results.
(265429)
387
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when and to whom Calor Gas reported the spillages which occurred at its Canvey Island site on (a) 15 and (b) 25 October 2008.
(265694)
388
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the location was of the spillage at the Canvey Island Calor Gas site on (a) 15 and (b) 25 October 2008.
(265695)
389
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what investigations have been conducted by the Health and Safety Executive into the spillages at the Canvey Island Calor Gas site on (a) 15 and (b) 25 October 2008; and if he will make a statement.
(265696)
390
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment has been made of the effectiveness of the operation of the spill and leak detection systems during the spillages at the Canvey Island Calor Gas site on (a) 15 and (b) 25 October 2008.
(265697)
391
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will meet a delegation including the hon. Member for Castle Point to discuss the safety of the operation of the Canvey Island Calor Gas site.
(265698)
392
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what information was provided to Canvey Island residents in the Public Information Zone surrounding the Calor Gas site about the spillages at the site on (a) 15 and (b) 25 October 2008; and when it was given.
(265699)
393
Mr Shailesh Vara (North West Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much the Child Support Agency spent on paternity tests in each of the last five years.
(265860)
394
Mr Shailesh Vara (North West Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many requests for DNA paternity tests were lodged with the Child Support Agency by non-resident fathers in each of the last five years; and how many such requests were granted.
(265868)
395
Mr Shailesh Vara (North West Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, on what grounds the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission may decline to carry out a paternity test on the request of a presumed non-resident father.
(265870)
396
Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions he has had with scientists working in the field of voice risk analysis technology on the accuracy of the technology being used by his Department to differentiate between high and low risk claims; and what use he has made of independent scientific evidence when evaluating the system.
(265603)
397
Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the accuracy of voice risk analysis technology in recognising high-risk groups; and what estimate he has made of the level of risk of false positives arising from the use of voice risk analysis technology in relation to elderly callers.
(265604)
398
Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Written Ministerial Statement of 11 March 2009, Official Report, columns 19-20WS, on voice risk analysis, whether the technology being tested by his Department has been independently evaluated; what use has been made of control groups in which telephone advisers have not been using the technology in evaluating the results of the pilots; and if he will make a statement.
(265692)
Questions to the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform
399
Lorely Burt (Solihull): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what recent representations have been made to his Department on the creation of a Post Bank.
[Transferred] (265590)
Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
400
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he has had with representatives of the banking industry on the time taken for clearance of cheques; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (265745)
Questions to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
401
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how many people identified as unemployed in (a) Hemel Hempstead and (b) Hertfordshire had been out of work for 12 months or more in each of the last five months.
[Transferred] (265804)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change
402
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what the evidential basis is for the statement in the Prime Minister's speech on nuclear energy on 17 March 2009 that the complete lifecycle emissions from nuclear power are only between two and six per cent. of those of gas for every unit of electricity generated.
[Transferred] (265592)
403
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, with reference to the Prime Minister's speech on nuclear energy on 17 March 2009, how the £70 million spent on security at Sellafield break down between budget headings since 2003; and what materials will be stored in the proposed storage facility.
[Transferred] (265593)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
404
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which of his overseas counterparts has (a) accepted, (b) declined and (c) not yet reported to reply to an invitation to attend the G20 Summit.
[Transferred] (265863)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
405
Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many and what proportion of prisoners have been diagnosed with mental health problems relating to time served in the armed forces in each of the last 10 years.
[Transferred] (265826)

 
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