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The Questions Book

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Monday 23 March 2009

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


 

Questions for Oral or Written Answer
beginning on Monday 23 March 2009
(the 'Questions Book')

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Monday 23 March 2009


This paper contains only Written Questions for answer on Monday 23 March of which previous notice has been given in the Notices of Questions paper. They are arranged in alphabetical order of answering Department.

For other Written Questions for answer on Monday 23 March of which no previous notice has been given, see the Order Paper.

For Written and Oral Questions for answer after Monday 23 March see Part 2 of this paper.


Questions to the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform
1
N
Gordon Banks (Ochil and South Perthshire): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what estimate he has made of the number of businesses not registered for value added tax in (a) Ochil and South Perthshire constituency, (b) Scotland and (c) the UK.
(265913)
2
N
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, when he plans to answer Question 259782, on the Aspire Fund, tabled on 24 February 2009.
(265583)
3
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, whether officials in his Department who have lost laptops that were the property of his Department in the last 12 months have been charged the full value of replacement.
(266228)
4
N
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, if he will take steps to ensure that debt collection procedures by banks, other financial institutions and their agents adhere to Office of Fair Trading guidelines on proportionality and on reasonableness; and if he will make a statement.
(264235)
5
N
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what percentage of invoices from his Department's suppliers have been paid using a Government procurement card in each of the last six months.
(265782)
6
N
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what recent discussions the Secretary of State has had with the Association of British Insurers on insurance for (a) buildings already built and (b) future building in flood risk areas; and if he will make a statement.
(264362)
Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
7
N
Gordon Banks (Ochil and South Perthshire): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 9 March 2009, Official Report, column 100W, on banks, if he will take steps to require information relating to pension arrangements of directors in banks supported through UK Financial Investments to be published more often than in annual reports and accounts.
(265728)
8
N
Gordon Banks (Ochil and South Perthshire): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 9 March 2009, Official Report, column 100W, on banks, what progress has been made in liaison between his Department, UK Financial Investments (UKFI) and the boards of banks of which UKFI is a major shareholder on pension arrangements for directors of these banks.
(265729)
9
N
Gordon Banks (Ochil and South Perthshire): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 9 March 2009, Official Report, column 100W, on banks, what the Government's principles on remuneration are, apart from the principle of no rewards for failure.
(265730)
10
N
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what progress has been made in making compensation payments to Equitable Life policyholders; and if he will make a statement.
(265570)
11
Derek Conway (Old Bexley & Sidcup): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what safeguard measures have been agreed with his Irish counterpart on the removal of Financial Services Authority cover for UK Anglo-Irish bond holders; and if he will make a statement.
(266139)
12
Derek Conway (Old Bexley & Sidcup): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he has had with his Irish counterpart on (a) the level of protection for UK citizens with deposits in Irish banks and (b) contingency plans in the event of failure of Irish banks.
(266258)
13
N
Michael Fabricant (Lichfield): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what meetings he attended on Wednesday 18 March 2009 between 1.30 pm and 4 pm; and who else was present at those meetings.
(265732)
14
N
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment his Department has made of investments in (a) oil sands and shale oil, (b) conventional oil projects, (c) gas projects and (d) coal-fired power stations by those UK financial institutions that are now majority owned by the Government.
(265833)
15
N
Mr Patrick McLoughlin (West Derbyshire): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 23 February 2009, Official Report, column 322W, on hon. Members: correspondence, when he plans to respond to the letter from the right hon. Member for West Derbyshire of 21 November 2008 on the Derbyshire Building Society.
(265526)
16
N
Mr Patrick McLoughlin (West Derbyshire): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 23 February 2009, Official Report, column 322W, on hon. Members: correspondence, when the Financial Secretary plans to respond to the letter from the right hon. Member for West Derbyshire of November 2008 concerning Kaupthing Bank.
(265527)
17
N
Mr Patrick McLoughlin (West Derbyshire): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 23 February 2009, Official Report, column 322W, on hon. Members: correspondence, when the Economic Secretary plans to respond to the letter from the right hon. Member for West Derbyshire of 23 October 2008 on inclusion of non-bank building societies in the financial support package for the banking industry.
(265528)
18
N
Mr Patrick McLoughlin (West Derbyshire): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 23 February 2009, Official Report, column 322W, on hon. Members: correspondence, when the Economic Secretary plans to reply to the letter from the right hon. Member for West Derbyshire of 23 October 2008 on the Government's decision to implement a financial support package for the banking industry.
(265529)
19
N
Mr Patrick McLoughlin (West Derbyshire): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 23 February 2009, Official Report, column 322W, on hon. Members: correspondence, when the Economic Secretary plans to respond to the letter from the right hon. Member for West Derbyshire of 23 October 2008 on the merger between the Derbyshire and Nationwide Building Societies.
(265530)
20
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 10 March 2009, Official Report, column 263W, on VAT, what the other groups are which account for the remaining 15 per cent. of savings to taxpayers.
(266064)
21
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 10 March 2009, Official Report, column 263W, on VAT, what estimate he has made of the financial effect on (a) the Exchequer and (b) households, (c) businesses and (d) other groups of the temporary reduction in value added tax combined with increases in alcohol and tobacco duty.
(266065)
22
N
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he expects a decision to be taken on the possible inclusion of school uniforms in the list of goods and services on which reduced value added tax rates may be applied in Annex III of Directive 2006/112/EC.
(265610)
23
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many (a) staff and (b) Ministerial away days have been organised by his Department in each of the last five years; and what the cost of such events was in each year.
(266210)
24
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what training courses (a) civil servants and (b) Ministers in his Department have undertaken in the last 12 months.
(266216)
25
N
Sir Michael Spicer (West Worcestershire): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to reply to the email from the hon. Member for West Worcestershire, dated 4 December 2008, on red diesel fuel.
(265578)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families
26
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what factors are taken into account when allocating nursery education grant funding; and if he will make a statement.
(265965)
27
Mr Geoffrey Cox (Torridge & West Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what arrangements his Department has in place for the long-term training and funding of educational psychologists.
(266072)
28
Philip Davies (Shipley): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how much Ofsted spent on responding to complaints from (a) schools and (b) other education providers in the last four years for which figures are available.
(266104)
29
Philip Davies (Shipley): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many complaints (a) Ofsted and (b) his Department received from (i) schools and (ii) other education providers in respect of Ofsted inspections made without notice in the last four years for which figures are available.
(266105)
30
Philip Davies (Shipley): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many teachers had a period of absence attributed to stress in the last four years for which figures are available.
(266106)
31
Philip Davies (Shipley): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what the cost to (a) schools and (b) other education providers of teacher absence attributed to stress was in the last four years for which figures are available.
(266107)
32
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to require minimum standards in respect of provision for (a) the supply of drinking water and (b) toilets in schools.
(266073)
33
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, if he will take steps to ensure that primary schools which are rebuilt incorporate the same design standards as secondary schools in the Building Schools for the Future programme in respect of (a) drinking water and (b) toilet facilities.
(266074)
34
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, if he will make it his policy to encourage secondary schools not participating in the Building Schools for the Future programme to allocate funds for improving (a) drinking water and (b) toilet facilities for pupils.
(266075)
35
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many (a) staff and (b) Ministerial away days have been organised by his Department and its predecessor in each of the last five years; and what the cost of such events was in each year.
(266211)
36
N
Sir John Stanley (Tonbridge & Malling): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, if he will list the schools in the most recent application round which were refused approval to operate as specialist schools, stating in each case (a) the name of the school, (b) the specialist status applied for and (c) the percentage of students achieving five A* to C grades at GCSE including mathematics and English.
(263664)
37
N
Sir John Stanley (Tonbridge & Malling): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, if he will list the 11 schools in the most recent application round which were approved to operate as specialist schools from September 2009, stating in each case (a) the name of the school, (b) the specialist status applied to it and (c) the percentage of students achieving five A* to C grades at GCSE including mathematics and English.
(263665)
Questions to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
38
N
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how much expenditure was incurred by the Prime Minister's Office in respect of media relations work undertaken between May and August 2007; on what matters such work was undertaken; and if he will make a statement.
(265882)
39
N
Hon Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what the net international migration was affecting (a) England, (b) Scotland, (c) Wales and (d) Northern Ireland in each year since 1991.
(265687)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
40
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when she expects the information transparency plan for the Infrastructure Planning Commission to be published.
(266135)
41
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment she has made of the effect in the reduction of council house rent rises on the ability of local authorities to meet the decent homes standard.
(265967)
42
N
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment she has made of the effect on the Government's housing strategies in (a) Northamptonshire and (b) England of trends in the numbers of (i) repossessed and (ii) empty homes in the last 12 months.
(265722)
43
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will review the methodology for (a) calculation and (b) distribution of small business rate relief for the purposes of harmonising the mechanisms used in England and Wales.
(266265)
44
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what duties local planning authorities have to require developers to construct private roads to specific standards.
(266086)
45
Andrew Selous (South West Bedfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much was paid to electoral returning officers across the UK in respect of the elections held in May 2008; whether these payments were mandatory; and if she will make a statement.
(266152)
46
N
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 17 March 2009, Official Report, columns 1107-8W, on housing: low incomes, when she expects a decision to be made on Ministerial approval of funding for the Up2You/First Steps scheme; and if she will make a statement.
(265571)
47
N
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 12 March 2009, Official Report, columns 746-7W, on mortgages: Government assistance, how many of the cases identified meeting the eligibility criteria for the Homeowners Mortgage Support Scheme have received assistance.
(265911)
48
N
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much her Department has spent on publicising each of the Homebuy schemes to date; and how much she expects to be so spent in each of the next two financial years.
(265912)
49
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much her Department has spent on publicising its Mortgage Rescue Scheme to date; and how much has been allocated for such expenditure in each of the next two financial years.
(265956)
50
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much her Department has spent on publicising its Homeowners Mortgage Support Scheme; and how much has been allocated for such expenditure in each of the next two financial years.
(265957)
51
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what capital funding her Department has brought forward from its (a) 2009-10 and (b) 2010-11 budgets for use in (i) 2008-09 and (ii) 2009-10; and to what ends this funding has been allocated.
(266188)
52
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much the Homes and Communities Agency and its predecessor bodies spent on (a) renovation and (b) decoration in each of the last three years.
(266189)
53
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much the (a) Homes and Communities Agency and (b) Tenants Service Authority have spent on (i) signage and (ii) stationery since their inception.
(266190)
54
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much the Homes and Communities Agency and its predecessor bodies spent on staff in each year since 1997.
(266191)
55
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much the (a) Tenants Service Authority and (b) Homes and Communities Agency have spent on public affairs consultancy since their establishment.
(266192)
56
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much the (a) the Homes and Communities Agency and (b) Tenants Service Authority have spent on IT since their inception.
(266193)
57
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much the the Homes and Communities Agency and its predecessor bodies spent on publicity in each of the last three years.
(266194)
58
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much (a) the Homes and Communities Agency and (b) the Tenants Service Authority have spent on media monitoring since their inception.
(266195)
59
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much (a) the Tenants Service Authority and (b) Homes and Communities Agency and its predecessor bodies spent on public relations in each of the last three years.
(266196)
60
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what office space is (a) owned and (b) rented by (i) the Homes and Communities Agency and (ii) the Tenants Service Authority; and what recent estimate has been made of the monetary value of these holdings.
(266197)
61
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many (a) people and (b) full-time equivalent staff members are employed by (i) the Tenants Service Authority and (ii) the Homes and Communities Agency.
(266198)
62
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much the Tenants Service Authority has spent on branding since its establishment.
(266199)
63
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much the Homes and Communities Agency has spent on branding since its inception; and which companies were contracted to provide branding services.
(266200)
64
Sarah Teather (Brent East): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which local authorities have transferred (a) all and (b) part of their housing stock to housing associations.
(266147)
65
Sarah Teather (Brent East): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many (a) local authority tenants and (b) housing association tenants there are in each local authority area in England.
(266148)
66
Paddy Tipping (Sherwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps she has taken to ensure that assets of funds maintained by administering authorities for the purposes of the Local Government Pension Scheme are invested in a manner (a) appropriate to expect future demands, (b) which minimises risk and (c) consistent with provisions of European Council Directive 2003/41/EC on derivatives.
(266097)
67
Paddy Tipping (Sherwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will provide the European Commission with an implementation report of how the law applicable to the Local Government Pension Scheme complies with the provisions of the Activities and Supervision of Institutions for Occupational Retirement Provision Directive in accordance with Article 22(2) of Council Directive 2003/41/EC.
(266098)
68
Paddy Tipping (Sherwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether the Local Government Pension Scheme is an institution for occupational retirement provision under Article 6 of Council Directive 2003/41/EC.
(266099)
69
Paddy Tipping (Sherwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether the funds maintained by administering authorities for the purposes of the Local Government Pension Scheme are institutions for occupational retirement provision under Article 6 of Council Directive 2003/41/EC.
(266100)
70
Paddy Tipping (Sherwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, for what reasons it was decided to exempt the Local Government Pension Scheme from the provisions of Articles 9 to 17 of Council Directive 2003/41/EC.
(266101)
71
Paddy Tipping (Sherwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps she has taken to ensure that funds maintained by administering authorities for the purposes of the Local Government Pension Scheme are legally separated from the administering authorities, in accordance with Article 8 of Council Directive 2003/41/EC.
(266102)
72
Paddy Tipping (Sherwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps she has taken to ensure that the assets of funds maintained by administering authorities for the purposes of the Local Government Pension Scheme are invested in the best interests of the Scheme members, in accordance with Article 18 of Council Directive 2003/41/EC.
(266103)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
73
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what methodology his Department uses to assess progress towards the target of two million people becoming more active by 2012; what date is being used as the baseline for the target; to which age groups the target is applied; what criteria are used to decide whether a person has become more active; and whether the target is applied to people with (a) mental health problems, (b) physical disabilities and (c) learning disabilities.
(266053)
74
Ben Chapman (Wirral South): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council informed him of its plans to close 11 libraries; what discussions he had with (a) the council, (b) library users, (c) library staff and (d) the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council on (i) the closures and (ii) consultation on the closures; what assessment he has made of whether the Council's library service is meeting the requirements of the Public Libraries and Museums Act 1964; and if he will make a statement.
(266089)
75
Ben Chapman (Wirral South): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he had with representatives of library users before he took the decision not to intervene in the library closure programme proposed by Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
(266137)
76
Ben Chapman (Wirral South): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what guidance his Department provides to local authorities on requirements on (a) the number of libraries per head of population and (b) the location of libraries for provision of a comprehensive and efficient library service.
(266138)
77
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether officials in his Department who have lost laptops that were the property of his Department in the last 12 months have been charged the full value of replacement.
(266234)
78
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much funding his Department provided to amateur sports clubs in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) England in each year since 1997.
(266047)
79
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much funding his Department provided for evening sports clubs for young people in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) England in each year since 1997.
(266048)
80
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much funding his Department (a) has provided in each year since 1997 and (b) plans to provide in each of the next three years for sport in (i) Jarrow constituency, (ii) South Tyneside, (iii) the North East and (iv) England in each year since 1997.
(266049)
81
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what funding his Department provided for sport in schools in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) England in each year since 1997.
(266050)
82
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many school sports co-ordinators there were in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) England in each year since their inception.
(266063)
83
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much Lottery funding has been awarded to organisations in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) the UK in each year since 1997.
(266087)
84
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many incidences of (a) bullying and (ii) harassment were recorded in his Department in each of the last three years; and how many staff have been subject to disciplinary procedures as a result of such incidents.
(266068)
85
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what capital funding his Department has brought forward from its (a) 2009-10 and (b) 2010-11 budgets for use in (i) 2008-09 and (ii) 2009-10; and to what ends this funding has been allocated.
(266208)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence
86
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment he has made of the security situation in Colombia; and if he will make a statement.
(266071)
87
N
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of the Government's participation in the permanent structural co-operation framework foreseen in the Lisbon Treaty.
(265524)
88
N
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent estimate he has made of (a) the book value of the Royal Hospital Haslar site and (b) the anticipated annual maintenance cost of the vacated site.
[R] (265525)
89
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the expected cost of the Government's contribution to the EU Battlegroup roster will be in 2010.
[R] (265963)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change
90
N
Gordon Banks (Ochil and South Perthshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what assessment he has made of the adequacy levels of competition in the markets to supply (a) liquefied petroleum gas and (b) heating oil to domestic consumers.
(265837)
91
Mr John Baron (Billericay): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how much his Department has paid Opinion Leader Research since its establishment.
(265975)
92
N
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, if he will place on his Department's website (a) a list of all invitees and (b) copies of all speeches and presentations made to the international nuclear fuel cycle conference at Lancaster House on 17 March.
(265606)
93
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what information he has received on the operations of European Union anti-trust inspectors on the offices of Electricité de France (EDF) in Brussels on 11 March, in respect of EDF's proposals to build nuclear power plants in the UK.
(266136)
94
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, if he will make an estimate of the potential contribution of gas produced by community-based anaerobic digesters to the supply of domestic energy.
(266260)
95
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, whether officials in his Department who have lost laptops that were the property of his Department in the last 12 months have been charged the full value of replacement.
(266232)
96
Charles Hendry (Wealden): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what the average grant awarded under the Warm Front scheme was in each year since 2000.
(266140)
97
N
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what recent steps he has taken to implement the undertakings made by the Prime Minister on 11 September 2008 in relation to the home energy saving programme; and if he will make a statement.
(265834)
98
N
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what assessment he has made of the implications for his Department's policies of an increase in EU carbon reduction targets.
(265835)
99
N
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, if he will review his Department's policy in respect of electricity generation from coal-fired power stations.
(265836)
100
N
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what his Department's policy is on the criteria for access to international funding for the purposes of reducing carbon dioxide emissions from deforestation and degradation.
(265838)
101
Mr David Kidney (Stafford): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, if he will bring forward a programme of measures to provide security of supply of energy in the UK during the period 2010 to 2030.
(266144)
102
John Mann (Bassetlaw): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, which 10 Warm Front contractors (a) received the most for work under the scheme and (b) installed the most (i) heating installations and (ii) radiators in each of the last eight years.
(265988)
103
John Mann (Bassetlaw): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many times his Department's officials have discussed complaints made by the hon. Member for Bassetlaw about Warm Front with Eaga (a) by telephone, (b) by electronic and written correspondence and (c) in meetings.
(265989)
104
John Mann (Bassetlaw): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many complaints have been received by his Department regarding the quality of Warm Front heating installations in the last 12 months.
(265990)
105
John Mann (Bassetlaw): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many complaints have been received by his Department from customers alleging excessive charges for work undertaken under the Warm Front scheme in the last 12 months.
(265991)
106
John Mann (Bassetlaw): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what cash in bank requirement there is for Warm Front contractors.
(265992)
107
John Mann (Bassetlaw): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what the average Warm Front grant per heating installation has been for each sub-contractor under the scheme.
(265993)
108
John Mann (Bassetlaw): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what payments have been made by his Department to (a) Eaga and (b) its associated companies in each of the last eight years.
(265994)
109
John Mann (Bassetlaw): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many former officials of his Department and its predecessors now work for Eaga and its associated companies.
(265995)
110
John Mann (Bassetlaw): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many complaints he has received from hon. Members about Warm Front in each of the last two years.
(265996)
111
John Mann (Bassetlaw): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many Warm Front heating installations have been inspected by his Department's officials.
(265997)
112
John Mann (Bassetlaw): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many visits Ministers in his Department and its predecessor have made to properties where Warm Front heating has been installed in the last 12 months.
(266088)
113
N
Greg Mulholland (Leeds North West): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many people have received grants under the Warm Front scheme in each year since its inception; and what categories of information his Department collects on succesful applicants to the scheme.
(265727)
114
N
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many houses have been insulated in (a) England, (b) Hampshire and (c) Winchester under Government schemes in each of the last five years.
(265605)
115
N
Miss Ann Widdecombe (Maidstone & The Weald): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, when he plans to reply to the letter of 23 October 2008 from the right hon. Member for Maidstone and The Weald.
(265690)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
116
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of the smoking ban on the level of tobacco-related litter on streets.
(265966)
117
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what classification his Department gives to meat from animals fed on non-organic feedstuffs.
(266045)
118
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will commission research into public attitudes towards the use of livestock vaccination as a means of reducing the incidence of animal disease.
(266046)
119
N
Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he plans to reintroduce dog licences; and if he will make a statement.
(265523)
120
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether officials in his Department who have lost laptops that were the property of his Department in the last 12 months have been charged the full value of replacement.
(266229)
121
Mr David Kidney (Stafford): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will bring forward a programme of measures to ensure security of supply of (a) food and (b) water resources for the UK during the period 2010 to 2030.
(266145)
122
N
Chris McCafferty (Calder Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether an organisation collecting household recycling in one local authority area is able to sell those recycling credits to another local authority which is not meeting its recycling targets.
(264949)
123
N
Mr James Paice (South East Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the average UK farm-gate price for (a) milling wheat, (b) milk and milk products, (c) beef and veal, (d) pigmeat, (e) lamb and (f) apples was in each of the last 10 years; what import tariff was charged on imports of each product from each region or supporting country in each such year; and what information his Department holds on average world market prices for each product in each such year.
(264782)
124
N
Mr James Paice (South East Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many applications for export refunds have been approved within the last 12 months for (a) pigmeat, (b) milk and milk products, (c) poultry, (d) eggs and (e) beef and veal; and what quantity of each product was subject to refund.
(264783)
125
N
Mr James Paice (South East Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the monetary value of EU export refunds for each commodity in each of the last 10 years.
(264784)
126
N
Mr James Paice (South East Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which countries have tariff-free access for (a) some and (b) all of their food product exports to the EU; and in respect of what quantities tariff-free access is allowed.
(264785)
127
N
Mr James Paice (South East Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking in respect of equines for which the owners do not hold passports.
(265584)
128
N
Mr James Paice (South East Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what mechanism there is to establish that an applicant for a horse passport is the legal owner of the animal.
(265585)
129
N
Mr James Paice (South East Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what checks on equines presented for slaughter are undertaken to establish that the person presenting the animal (a) is its legal owner and (b) hold a valids passport for the animal.
(265586)
130
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 letter from the hon. Member for West Worcestershire, of 26 January 2009, on emergency response to flooding.
(265573)
131
N
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what factors the Environment Agency takes into account in deciding whether to waive restrictions on building in flood risk areas; and if he will make a statement.
(264361)
132
N
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which organisations are represented in the Slapton Line Partnership; what progress has been made on the Slapton Line project since January 2007; what proportion of the funds allocated by his Department to the project have been spent to date; what the primary areas of expenditure have been; what lessons have been learnt from the project on coastal erosion and flood defences; what evidence of coastal erosion at Slapton has been identified during the project; and if he will make a statement.
(264258)
133
Mr Ben Wallace (Lancaster & Wyre): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what schemes he supports to promote farmers' markets and local produce in Lancaster and Wyre constituency.
(266040)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
134
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what contribution the Government plans to make to the activities of Eulex in Kosovo.
(266085)
135
N
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will have discussions with the United Nations on recent reports of deaths of and injuries to peacekeepers in Darfur.
(265784)
136
N
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will have discussions with the government of the Philippines on the implications for the political situation in that country of the kidnapping of the members of the International Committee of the Red Cross.
(265785)
137
N
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Richmond (Yorks) of 5 March 2009, Official Report, column 1747W, on Iran: nuclear power, what further sanctions he has considered pursuing at the United Nations.
(265786)
138
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Commonwealth counterparts on the future of the Commonwealth.
(266091)
139
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent steps the Government has taken to monitor the political situation in Madagascar.
(266092)
140
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent steps the Government has taken to monitor the political situation in Burma.
(266093)
141
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent steps the Government has taken to monitor the political situation in Russia.
(266094)
142
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent steps the Government has taken to monitor the political situation in Sri Lanka.
(266095)
143
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent steps the Government has taken to monitor the political situation in Canada.
(266096)
144
Mr Philip Dunne (Ludlow): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many leaflets promoting overseas voter registration were sent to each British mission overseas in the last 12 months.
(265964)
145
Jeff Ennis (Barnsley East & Mexborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received on the (a) physical and (b) psychological effects of rocket and mortar attacks fired from the Gaza Strip on residents in southern Israel.
(265958)
146
Jeff Ennis (Barnsley East & Mexborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received on the disruption to the education of the school pupils of southern Israel as a result of rocket and mortar attacks fired from the Gaza Strip.
(265959)
147
Jeff Ennis (Barnsley East & Mexborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received on the (a) social and (b) economic effects of rocket and mortar attacks fired from the Gaza Strip on residents in southern Israel.
(265960)
148
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many prison places in Ilorin prison he expects to be provided under the Returns and Reintegration Fund.
(266270)
149
Andrew Gwynne (Denton & Reddish): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of levels of (a) political, (b) financial and (c) military support given by the governments of (i) Syria and (ii) Iran to Hezbollah.
(265979)
150
Andrew Gwynne (Denton & Reddish): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what information his Department holds on violations of UN Security Council resolutions 1559 (2004) and 1701 (2006) by Hezbollah and other armed groups in Lebanon.
(265980)
151
Andrew Gwynne (Denton & Reddish): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received of Hezbollah's renunciation of the use of violence.
(265981)
152
Andrew Gwynne (Denton & Reddish): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he has taken to encourage the governments of (a) Syria and (b) Iran to prevent the replenishment of missile stocks held by Hezbollah in Lebanon.
(265982)
153
Andrew Gwynne (Denton & Reddish): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he has taken to prevent funding being provided to Hezbollah by the governments of (a) Syria and (b) Iran.
(265983)
154
Andrew Gwynne (Denton & Reddish): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of (a) long- and (b) short-range missiles held by Hezbollah in Lebanon.
(265984)
155
Andrew Gwynne (Denton & Reddish): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he had with (a) President Assad and (b) Foreign Minister Muallem on establishing contact with Hezbollah during his visit to Syria in November 2008; and what response was received from each.
(265985)
156
Andrew Gwynne (Denton & Reddish): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when his Department last made an assessment of Hezbollah's involvement in terrorist activity; and what the findings of that assessment were.
(265986)
157
Andrew Gwynne (Denton & Reddish): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what his latest estimate is of the (a) size and (b) strength of Hezbollah's militia; and what reports he has received on progress towards its disarmament.
(265987)
158
N
Dan Rogerson (North Cornwall): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the government of Pakistan on (a) the treatment of the Ahmadi Muslim community and (b) section 298C of the Pakistani Penal Code.
(265783)
159
Bob Russell (Colchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much was paid in subsidy from the public purse in respect of St Helena in each of the last 10 financial years; and what estimate he has made of the subsidy to be paid in each of the next five years.
(266059)
160
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many training courses (a) civil servants and (b) Ministers in his Department undertook in each of the last three years; and what the cost of providing such training was in each year.
(266267)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
161
N
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of implementation of the European Working Time Directive on the working practices of NHS staff.
(265731)
162
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS patients have received corrective surgery following breast augmentation surgery performed outside the NHS in each year from 1999.
(266051)
163
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients (a) sought NHS-funded breast augmentation surgery, (b) were referred for a psychological assessment and (c) (i) were approved for and (ii) received treatment in each year since 1999.
(266052)
164
Mr David Burrowes (Enfield, Southgate): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effects of recent changes in the funding formula for primary care on primary care trust budgets in (a) London and (b) Enfield.
(265961)
165
Mr David Burrowes (Enfield, Southgate): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he plans to publish the conclusions of his Department's national cord blood review.
(266259)
166
Frank Cook (Stockton North): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans there are to (a) open, (b) close and (c) centralise ambulance control rooms in each region in each of the next three years.
(266185)
167
N
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) patients and (b) children under 10 years old were admitted to hospital in each (i) region outside London and (ii) primary care trust area inside London as a result of malnutrition in each of the last five years.
(265579)
168
N
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many cases there were of (a) mumps, (b) rickets, (c) whooping cough, (d) scarlet fever, (e) diptheria, (f) botulism, (g) gout, (h) impetigo, (i) scurvy, (j) listeria, (k) tuberculosis, (l) polio, (m) typhus and (n) typhoid in each (A) region outside London and (B) primary care trust area inside London in each of the last five years.
(265580)
169
N
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people aged (a) under 16, (b) between 16 and 18, (c) between 19 and 25, (d) between 26 and 35, (e) between 36 and 50 and (f) over 50 years were admitted to hospital in each (i) region and (ii) primary care trust area in London due to assault by a (A) sharp and (B) blunt object in each of the last five years; and how many such people required (1) emergency care and (2) intensive care as a result of being assaulted by a (x) sharp object and (y) blunt object in each of those years.
(265581)
170
N
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the latest timetable is for the establishment of the proposed new GP-led health centre in Kettering.
(265725)
171
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people (a) have been admitted to hospital with and (b) died from anaphylaxis in each of the last 10 years.
(266146)
172
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much was spent by each healthcare trust on sending patient medical records by taxi in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(265962)
173
N
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he plans to publish the consultation document on Part IX of the Drug Tariff.
(265881)
174
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to his Department's consultation on Valuing People Now, how many children live with a parent with one or more learning disability; how many and what proportion of parents with a learning disability (a) live with their children and (b) are in stable partnerships; what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of supporting a parent with one or more learning disability who live with their children; how many and what proportion of such parents receive support at (i) critical, (ii) substantial, (iii) moderate and (iv) mild levels; what estimate he has made of the number of such families in 2015; and what assessment he has made of the effect of a parent's learning disability on their children.
(266217)
175
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many overseas organ transplant patients who had transplant surgery in the UK in each year since 1997 there were from each country of origin; and how many such patients from each country had their treatment paid for by (a) the NHS, (b) the health service of their country of origin and (c) other means.
(266218)
176
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will publish the Office of Government Commerce gateway reviews of the NHS IT programme.
(266219)
177
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) bone marrow and (b) tissue transplants were undertaken on persons resident outside the UK in each transplant facility in each year since 1997; and what the scale of payments for such transplants in each year was.
(266220)
178
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of people eligible for the Cervarix vaccine over the lifetime of the contract.
(266221)
179
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what measures are in place to ensure that NHS patients receiving organs from (a) cadaveric and (b) live donation made (i) inside and (ii) outside the UK have not made payment for such organs.
(266222)
180
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much he has allocated for his Department's review of organ donations to people living outside the UK; and what plans he has to make allocations to hospitals in respect of the staff time involved in conducting the review.
(266223)
181
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 23 February 2009, Official Report, column 253W, on social care: research, when each of the two academic studies are due to be completed; and if he will publish them upon completion.
(266224)
182
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 23 February 2009, Official Report, columns 259-60W, on transplant surgery: foreigners, how many of the organs used for transplants to overseas residents came from UK donors on the organ donation register; and at which units in private hospitals the transplants took place.
(266225)
183
N
Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he plans to close the Tunbridge Wells homeopathic hospital; and if he will make a statement.
(265840)
184
Bob Russell (Colchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent discussions he has had with the ACLT on the availability of bone marrow for transplants; what his policy is on encouraging people to offer to be bone marrow transplant donors; and if he will make a statement.
(266056)
185
Bob Russell (Colchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make it his policy that people who attend blood donor sessions should be invited to join the register of bone marrow transplant donors; if he will issue posters inviting people to be bone marrow transplant donors to GP surgeries, dispensing chemists and NHS trusts; and if he will make a statement.
(266057)
186
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much was spent by his (a) Department and (b) its agencies on furniture in each of the last five years.
(266203)
187
N
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients were admitted to NHS hospitals in (a) Essex and (b) England in each of the last five years.
(264948)
188
N
Sir Peter Viggers (Gosport): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will publish the report prepared by Professor Richard Baker on events at Gosport War Memorial Hospital.
(264625)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
189
N
Mr David Blunkett (Sheffield, Brightside): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will investigate the loss of correspondence regarding the case of Mrs Arwa Alansi, Home Office reference: R1145376 and CTS M17617/8 and the effect of that loss on the time taken to resolve the case; if she will take account of that delay in deciding on the timescale for potential removal action undertaken in the case; and if she will make a statement.
(264816)
190
Mr Philip Dunne (Ludlow): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to improve rates of enforcement of payment under court asset confiscation orders made under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.
(266251)
191
Mr Philip Dunne (Ludlow): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much has been paid under court asset confiscation orders made under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 in each year since its introduction.
(266252)
192
Mr Philip Dunne (Ludlow): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many court asset confiscation orders made under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 in each year since its introduction.
(266253)
193
Mr Philip Dunne (Ludlow): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much has been paid in parking fines by security vehicles carrying cash and valuables in each local authority area in each year since 1997-98.
(266254)
194
Mr Philip Dunne (Ludlow): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans the Government has to improve the effectiveness of tackling organised crime operating across police force borders.
(266255)
195
Mr Philip Dunne (Ludlow): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the effectiveness of each police authority in tackling organised crime operating across police force borders.
(266256)
196
Mr Philip Dunne (Ludlow): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what funding has been made available to each police authority to tackle organised crime operating across police force borders in each of the last 10 years.
(266257)
197
N
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what mechanisms are in place for processing visa applications from Iraqi nationals seeking to visit the UK.
(265608)
198
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether officials in her Department who have lost laptops that were the property of her Department in the last 12 months have been charged the full value of replacement.
(266226)
199
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Written Ministerial Statement of 5 March 2009, Official Report, columns 65-7WS, on the Justice and Home Affairs Council, what discussions she had with her EU counterparts on the return of Guantanamo detainees at the lunchtime meeting during the Justice and Home Affairs Council on 26 February 2009.
(266187)
200
N
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will hold discussions with the Criminal Records Bureau to seek to improve the speed with which checks are undertaken.
(264813)
201
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what capital funding her Department has brought forward from its (a) 2009-10 and (b) 2010-11 budgets for use in (i) 2008-09 and (ii) 2009-10; and to what ends this funding has been allocated.
(266205)
202
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much her Department has spent on the provision of training to Ministers and civil servants in each of the last three years.
(266215)
203
N
Hon Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many visas were issued in each of the top 10 source countries in each of the last five years.
(265688)
204
N
Mr Edward Vaizey (Wantage): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will commission an inquiry into allegations of fraud committed by banks against their customers.
(265684)
205
N
Miss Ann Widdecombe (Maidstone & The Weald): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average length of time to determine an application for a travel document by a person with indefinite leave to remain is.
(265689)
206
N
Stephen Williams (Bristol West): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether international graduates will continue to be able to apply to stay in the UK for up to two years after graduation under post-study work arrangements for the academic year 2009-10.
(265955)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills
207
N
Mr David Chaytor (Bury North): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what assessment he has made of the effects of the withdrawal of funding for equivalent or lower qualifications students taking courses in science, technology, engineering and mathematics subjects on levels of fees for such courses.
(263627)
208
N
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, if he will assess the effect on access to courses in (a) politics, (b) communications studies and (c) other courses in social and environmental degree subjects in the North West of the decision by the University of Liverpool to cease support for courses in social and environmental studies; and if he will make a statement.
(265914)
209
N
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what recent assessment the Higher Education and Funding Council for England has made of the quality of teaching provided by the School of Politics and Communications Studies at the University of Liverpool; and if he will make a statement.
(265915)
210
N
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, if he will assess the effectiveness in encouraging political engagement of the parliamentary attachment schemes of (a) the School of Politics and Communication Studies of the University of Liverpool and (b) other university politics departments.
(265916)
211
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what plans he has for the future role of post-16 specialist colleges in provision of education and training; and what mechanisms are in place for discussions between the Skills Funding Agency and local authorities acting as local commissioners.
(266066)
212
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, if he will make it his policy to issue guidance to post-16 specialist colleges on the (a) funding available for capital projects to be undertaken by such colleges and (b) application process for such funding.
(266067)
213
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, whether officials in his Department who have lost laptops that were the property of his Department in the last 12 months have been charged the full value of replacement.
(266235)
214
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, how many people have registered for skills accounts in the last 12 months.
(266120)
215
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, how many (a) staff and (b) Ministerial away days have been organised by his Department since its inception; and what the cost was of such events.
(266209)
Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development
216
John Barrett (Edinburgh West): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's priority areas are for the Conflict Prevention Pool.
(266141)
217
John Barrett (Edinburgh West): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what proportion of the Conflict Prevention Pool funding is being spent in sub-Saharan Africa in 2008-09.
(266142)
218
John Barrett (Edinburgh West): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that Conflict Prevention Pool funds are not duplicated by spending by (a) other Government departments and (b) international partners.
(266143)
219
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department is taking in conjunction with allies and international agencies to encourage community and inter-communal development in Kosovo.
(266084)
220
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether officials in his Department who have lost laptops that were the property of his Department in the last 12 months have been charged the full value of replacement.
(266230)
221
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment he has made of the humanitarian situation in respect of Zimbabwean refugees living in Zimbabwe and neighbouring countries.
(266162)
222
Mr Michael Moore (Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent discussions he has had with his international counterparts on the future of the Conflict Prevention Pool; and if he will make a statement.
(266008)
223
Bob Russell (Colchester): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, on what dates (a) the discussions on the construction of RMS St Helena commenced, (b) the approval for construction was given, (c) construction started and (d) the vessel commenced her maiden voyage.
(266054)
224
Bob Russell (Colchester): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the projected (a) lifespan and (b) cost of RMS St Helena was when it was commissioned; and what the cost to the public purse was on completion.
(266055)
225
Bob Russell (Colchester): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on (a) funding of an airport on the island of St Helena, (b) the replacement of RMS St Helena, (c) the comparative economic benefits to the island's economy from each form of access by (i) sea and (ii) air and (d) the cost to the public purse of the subsidy to sustain the (A) population and (B) economy of St Helena; and if he will make a statement.
(266058)
226
Bob Russell (Colchester): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what consideration he has given to the procurement of a vessel to replace RMS St Helena.
(266060)
227
Bob Russell (Colchester): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much has been spent on (a) repairs to and (b) maintenance of RMS St Helena in each of the last 10 years; and what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of (i) renewal, (ii) refurbishment, (iii) repairs and (iv) maintenance for each of the remaining years of the vessel's anticipated life.
(266061)
228
Bob Russell (Colchester): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if he will estimate the cost to the public purse of a replacement vessel for RMS St Helena.
(266062)
229
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many (a) staff and (b) Ministerial away days have been organised by his Department in each of the last five years; and what the cost of such events was in each year.
(266213)
230
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much his Department spent on the provision of training for Ministers and civil servants in each of the last three years.
(266214)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Justice
231
N
Mr David Burrowes (Enfield, Southgate): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much was in the Victims Fund in each of the last five years; and what its sources of income are.
(265686)
232
Frank Cook (Stockton North): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when the Government plans to announce a decision on compensation for those adversely affected by pleural plaques.
(266186)
233
N
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people in each (a) region and (b) London borough have been (i) charged with and (ii) convicted of offences under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 in each year since 1997; how many of those convicted were found guilty of offences under (A) section 1 and (B) section 3 of the Act; and of those how many were given a (1) destruction order, (2) disqualification order, (3) custodial sentence, (4) fine on Level 1 of the standard scale, (5) fine on Level 2 of the standard scale, (6) fine on Level 3 of the standard scale, (7) fine on Level 4 of the standard scale and (8) fine on Level 5 of the standard scale.
(265582)
234
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many 15 year old offenders were detained on the secure estate at a location more than 50 miles from their home address at any time in each of the last five years.
(266175)
235
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much (a) his Department and (b) the Department for Constitutional Affairs spent on public consultations in each of the last five years.
(266176)
236
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 17 March 2009, Official Report, column 1119W, on courts: repairs and maintenance, how much was spent on the refurbishment of court buildings in each of the last three years, excluding expenditure on the Royal Courts of Justice and on the Crown Court at Isleworth.
(266177)
237
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much was spent on the refurbishment of magistrates' court buildings in each of the last three years.
(266178)
238
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much the Office for Judicial Complaints spent in 2007-08.
(266179)
239
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether officials in his Department who have lost laptops that were the property of his Department in the last 12 months have been charged the full value of replacement.
(266227)
240
David Howarth (Cambridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many recategorisation reviews for Category A prisoners (a) have been undertaken and (b) involved an oral hearing in each year since 2000.
(265978)
241
David Howarth (Cambridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what percentage of (a) people and (b) women aged from 18 to 24 years old who received a criminal conviction in the the last 12 months had previously been convicted of one or more criminal offences when under the age of 18.
(266149)
242
David Howarth (Cambridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the Written Ministerial Statement of 8 May 2007, Official Report, columns 6-7WS, on young adult offenders, what progress has been made on each of the nine proposals listed.
(266150)
243
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much was spent by his (a) Department and (b) its agencies on furniture in each of the last five years.
(266202)
244
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what capital funding his Department has brought forward from its (a) 2009-10 and (b) 2010-11 budgets for use in (i) 2008-09 and (ii) 2009-10; and to what ends this funding has been allocated.
(266204)
245
N
Sir Michael Spicer (West Worcestershire): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when he plans to reply to the letter from the hon. Member for West Worcestershire, dated 29 January 2009, transferred from the Department of Health on 12 February 2009, on reform of the suicide law.
(265574)
246
Mr Ben Wallace (Lancaster & Wyre): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what discussions he has had in the last 12 months with Lancaster and Morecambe City Council on the construction of a Titan prison in the district; and if he will make a statement.
(266039)
247
Mr Ben Wallace (Lancaster & Wyre): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what additional funding he has allocated for improvements to Young Offender Institute Lancaster Farms following the transfer of its juvenile population.
(266041)
248
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the re-offending rate was for people who (a) received reprimands, (b) were subject to dispersal orders and (c) received custodial sentences in (i) Wales, (ii) England, (iii) Dyfed Powys police area, (iv) Gwent police area, (v) South Wales police area and (vi) North Wales police area in each of the last three years; and if he will make a statement.
(266083)
Questions to the Leader of the House
249
N
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead): To ask the Leader of the House, pursuant to the Answer of 16 March 2009, Official Report, column 966W, on Members: pensions, how much stock owned by the Parliamentary Contributory Pension Fund and held in pooled funds has been lent in each of the last two years; and what the monetary value of the stock was when it was (a) lent and (b) returned.
(265841)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
250
N
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many people in Northern Ireland were convicted of offences relating to the possession of drugs in (a) 1998 and (b) 2008.
(265607)
251
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what training courses (a) civil servants and (b) Ministers in his Department undertook in the last 12 months.
(266269)
Questions to the Minister for the Olympics
252
N
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering): To ask the Minister for the Olympics, what estimate she has made of the number of additional visitors expected to visit the UK as a result of the London 2012 Olympics.
(265726)
253
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Minister for the Olympics, how much was spent by her Office on furniture in each of the last five years.
(266201)
Questions to the Chairman of the Public Accounts Commission
254
N
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering): To ask the Chairman of the Public Accounts Commission, for what reasons the Commission agreed at its meeting of 16 December 2008 that the Comptroller and Auditor General's pay should be linked to that of the Lord Chief Justice.
(265724)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Scotland
255
Mr John Baron (Billericay): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how much his Department has paid Opinion Leader Research in each year since November 2007.
(265977)
256
N
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Defence on levels of recruitment from Scotland to (a) the Royal Air Force, (b) the Royal Navy, (c) the Army and (d) the Royal Marines.
(265723)
257
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what capital funding his Department has brought forward from its (a) 2009-10 and (b) 2010-11 budgets for use in (i) 2008-09 and (ii) 2009-10; and to what ends this funding has been allocated.
(266206)
258
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many (a) staff and (b) Ministerial away days have been organised by his Department in each of the last five years; and what the cost of such events was in each year.
(266212)
259
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many training courses civil servants in his Department undertook in each of the last three years; and what the cost of such training was in each year.
(266266)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport
260
N
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what (a) measures in place and (b) risks were identified under number 3.1.2 B of the business project objective 3.2.1, Airport and airspace capacity and operations, in the Project Heathrow project delivery and risk report versions of (i) 23 January 2008 and (ii) March 2008, with a proximity designated as immediate; and if he will make a statement.
(265909)
261
N
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what risks were entered in each version of the Project Heathrow project delivery and risk report in relation to the nature of the responses and outcomes of the Adding Capacity at Heathrow Airport public consultation; and if he will make a statement.
(265910)
262
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether officials in his Department who have lost laptops that were the property of his Department in the last 12 months have been charged the full value of replacement.
(266231)
263
N
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the average basic pay for full-time equivalent (a) men and (b) women in (i) AA, (ii) AO and (iii) EO or equivalent grades is in each of his Department's bargaining units.
(265575)
264
N
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the forecast change is to the number of posts in each of his Department's bargaining units by the end of 2009-10.
(265576)
265
N
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the current pay (a) minima and (b) maxima are for staff at each grade from AA to Grade 6 outside London in each of his Department's bargaining units.
(265577)
266
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many train stations in Winchester constituency have been made accessible to wheelchair users in the last three years.
(266069)
267
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what training courses (a) civil servants and (b) Ministers in his Department have undertaken in the last 12 months.
(266268)
268
N
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what funding his Department provided in (a) 2002-03 and (b) 2007-08 for the concessionary bus fares scheme in the Torbay Unitary Authority area; what the growth in passenger numbers during this period was; what proportion of the cost of the scheme in Torbay Unitary Authority area has been met by (i) the Exchequer and (ii) the local unitary authority since 2002; and what percentage of the population in (A) Torbay Unitary Authority area and (B) England is aged over 60 years and entitled to a concessionary bus fare.
(264257)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Wales
269
Mr John Baron (Billericay): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how much his Department has paid Opinion Leader Research in each financial year since 2007-08.
(265976)
Questions to the Minister for Women and Equality
270
N
Mr Stephen Crabb (Preseli Pembrokeshire): To ask the Minister for Women and Equality, how many people the Government Equalities Office estimates are subject to intersectional multiple discrimination in the workplace without a remedy in law.
(265609)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
271
Mr Geoffrey Cox (Torridge & West Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment he has made of the effects of recent Jobcentre Plus closures on the accessibility of Jobcentre Plus branches for people living in rural areas.
(266070)
272
N
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people he forecasts will be claiming contribution-based jobseeker's allowance in each of the next three years.
(265572)
273
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether officials in his Department who have lost laptops that were the property of his Department in the last 12 months have been charged the full value of replacement.
(266233)
274
N
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the contribution of the Minister for Disabled People of 17 March 2009, Official Report, columns 852-5, from what budget the funding for the extension of higher rate mobility component of disability living allowance will be drawn.
(265507)
275
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of (a) the New Deal for Young people, (b) the New Deal for 25 plus, (c) the New Deal for 50 plus, (d) the New Deal for Disabled People, (e) the New Deal for Lone Parents, (f) the New Deal for Partners, (g) Employment Zones and (h) Pathways to Work in each year from 2007 to 2015.
(266108)
276
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the cost (a) in total, (b) per head and (c) per job of each of his Department's employment programmes in (i) pilot and (ii) full form in each year from 2008 to 2015.
(266109)
277
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how his Department measures the performance against objectives of the Jobcentre Plus rapid response service.
(266110)
278
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what information his Department collects on the job outcomes achieved by the Jobcentre Plus rapid response service.
(266111)
279
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the average cost (a) per start and (b) per job of the Pathways to Work programme after its national roll-out.
(266112)
280
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the cost per head of the Pathways to Work programme after its national roll-out.
(266113)
281
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people he expects to participate in Pathways to Work in each year from 2008 to 2015.
(266114)
282
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people have claimed disability living allowance in circumstances where the main disabling condition was recorded as obesity in each of the last 10 years.
(266115)
283
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what his latest estimate is of the number of people expected to be referred to phase 1 of the Flexible New Deal.
(266116)
284
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what his latest estimate is of the budget for phase one of the Flexible New Deal.
(266117)
285
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he expects phase two of the Flexible New Deal to start.
(266118)
286
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what facilities Jobcentre Plus offers for access to and registration for skills accounts in each pilot area.
(266119)
287
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what information his Department provides on (a) training courses and (b) funding for such courses to (i) Jobcentre Plus and (ii) careers advisers.
(266121)
288
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what welfare reform milestones he has set following the publication of the White Paper on welfare reform in December 2008.
(266122)
289
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of staff made redundant by Woolworth (a) accessed services and (b) have found new work through the Jobcentre Plus rapid response service.
(266123)
290
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people are claiming jobseeker's allowance in each of the phase one Flexible New Deal contract areas, broken down by length of claim.
(266124)
291
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of jobseekers he expects phase one of the Flexible New Deal to cover.
(266125)
292
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of claims for jobseeker's allowance took (a) fewer than five days, (b) between five and 10 days, (c) between 10 and 20 days, (d) between 20 and 30 days, (e) between 30 and 50 days, (f) between 50 and 100 days and (g) over 100 days to process in each of the last (i) 12 months and (ii) five years for which information is available.
(266126)
293
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of claims for income support took (a) fewer than five days, (b) between five and 10 days, (c) between 10 and 20 days, (d) between 20 and 30 days, (e) between 30 and 50 days, (f) between 50 and 100 days and (g) over 100 days to process in each of the last (i) 12 months and (ii) five years for which information is available.
(266127)
294
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of claims for incapacity benefit and employment and support allowance took (a) fewer than five days, (b) between five and 10 days, (c) between 10 and 20 days, (d) between 20 and 30 days, (e) between 30 and 50 days, (f) between 50 and 100 days and (g) over 100 days to process in each of the last (i) 12 months and (ii) five years for which information is available.
(266128)
295
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many Jobcentre Plus staff there are in each function.
(266129)
296
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what roles he expects the planned aditional 6,000 Jobcentre Plus staff to fill.
(266130)
297
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will place in the Library a copy of the latest version of the (a) provision specification and (b) supporting information for phase one of the flexible New Deal (fND) including (i) estimates of the number of starts to the fND, (ii) budgets and (iii) payment models.
(266131)
298
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of Jobcentre offices have reported physical capacity constraints in the last 12 months; and what guidance his Department has issued to jobcentres on physical capacity.
(266132)
299
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of people who have not received Jobcentre services as a result of physical capacity constraints in the last 12 months.
(266133)
300
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of people aged over 25 years have been referred from jobseeker's allowance to a training allowance (a) during the first month of their claim, (b) between one and three months of their claim, (c) between three and six months into their claim, (d) between six and 12 months of their claim and (e) between 12 and 18 months of their claim, excluding those claiming a training allowance as part of a New Deal programme, in the last 12 months.
(266134)
301
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of claims for (a) budgeting loans, (b) crisis loans, (c) community care grants, (d) jobseeker's allowance, (e) incapacity benefit/employment and support allowance, (f) income support and (g) pension credit were processed within the target actual average clearance time in the last (i) 12 months and (ii) five years for which information is available.
(266180)
302
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average clearance time for claims for (a) budgeting loans, (b) crisis loans, (c) community care grants, (d) jobseeker's allowance, (e) incapacity benefit/employment and support allowance, (f) income support and (g) pension credit was in cases where the claim was longer than the average clearance time in each of the last (i) 12 months and (ii) five years.
(266181)
303
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when the procurement process for phase two of the Flexible New Deal is due to start.
(266182)
304
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much and what proportion of the (a) number and (b) monetary value each type of benefit payments made in each year since 1997 was (i) overpaid and (ii) underpaid due to (A) customer error, (B) official error, (C) fraud and (D) other reasons.
(266184)
305
N
Andrew Selous (South West Bedfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what consideration he has given to authorising the provision of good quality secondhand furniture from the Social Fund when it makes grants in kind; and if he will make a statement.
(265842)
306
N
Andrew Selous (South West Bedfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, which areas of the UK have received money from the Growth Fund to increase the provision of affordable credit.
(265843)
307
Andrew Selous (South West Bedfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many recipients of local housing allowance in the private rented sector have their benefits paid directly to landlords under (a) the eight week rent arrears procedures and (b) local authority determined vulnerability criteria.
(266151)
308
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what capital funding his Department has brought forward from its (a) 2009-10 and (b) 2010-11 budgets for use in (i) 2008-09 and (ii) 2009-10; and to what ends this funding has been allocated.
(266207)
309
N
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what substance was spilled at the Canvey Island Calor Gas site on (a) 15 and (b) 25 October 2008; what volume of each substance was spilled; and if he will make a statement.
(265733)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
310
N
Mr David Burrowes (Enfield, Southgate): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what freephone 24-hour telephone lines her Department provides for victims of violent crime.
[Transferred] (265685)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills
311
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, how many hits the Skills Accounts website has received since it was set up.
[Transferred] (266183)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Justice
312
N
Mr Ben Wallace (Lancaster & Wyre): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people in the Lancashire police authority 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 associated with notices remain unpaid.
[Transferred] (265839)

 
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