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The Questions Book

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Tuesday 24 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 Tuesday 24 March 2009
(the 'Questions Book')

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Tuesday 24 March 2009


This paper contains only Written Questions for answer on Tuesday 24 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 Tuesday 24 March of which no previous notice has been given, see the Order Paper.

For Written and Oral Questions for answer after Tuesday 24 March see Part 2 of this paper.


Questions to the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform
1
Richard Burden (Birmingham, Northfield): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what progress has been made in discussions with the LDV Group on assisting the company in dealing with the effects of the economic downturn.
(266378)
2
N
Charles Hendry (Wealden): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what formal contacts there have been between regional development agencies and each (a) Shadow Minister and (b) Liberal Democrat spokesperson on the policy areas where each have lead responsibility in the last six months.
(266042)
3
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, how many (a) Blackberrys and (b) mobile telephones were provided to (i) Ministers, (ii) special advisers and (iii) civil servants in his Department in each year since 2005.
(266327)
4
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, how much was spent on (a) the purchase of and (b) bills for (i) Blackberrys and (ii) mobile phones for (A) Ministers, (b) special advisers and (c) civil servants in his Department in each year since 2005.
(266328)
5
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what meetings (a) the Secretary of State and (b) Ministers in his Department have had with (i) TNT, (ii) DHL, (iii) UPS, (iv) FedEx and (v) the Communication Workers' Union since 3 October 2008.
(266344)
6
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, how much was spent on subscriptions to (a) newspapers and (b) magazines for delivery to the (i) constituency homes, (ii) London homes and (iii) other homes of Ministers in his Department in each year since 2005.
(266345)
7
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, how many laptops were provided to (a) Ministers, (b) special advisers and (c) civil servants in his Department in each year since 2005; and what the cost to the public purse was.
(266346)
8
N
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, how much has been spent by his Department on (a) capital expenditure and (b) maintenance and running costs for standby diesel generators for backup electricity on the departmental estate in each year since March 1997.
(264094)
9
Sir Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, when he plans to reply to the letter of 12 February 2009 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton, with regard to Mr J Parris.
(266368)
10
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what properties his (a) Department and (b) Department's (i) executive agencies and (ii) non-departmental public bodies have sold in each of the last five years; and how many of these have been sold for housing development.
(266497)
Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
11
Richard Burden (Birmingham, Northfield): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what consideration he has given to the merits of tax flexibility to assist companies in the automotive sector in dealing with the effects of the economic downturn.
(266377)
12
N
Mr Michael Fallon (Sevenoaks): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what terms and conditions are imposed upon those accepting assistance under the Enterprise Finance Guarantee Scheme; and if he will arrange for these terms and conditions to be published on the Business Link website.
(266163)
13
Damian Green (Ashford): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when the Financial Secretary plans to reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Ashford of 23 October 2008, reference 07649/2008.
(266387)
14
Damian Green (Ashford): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Ashford of 23 October 2008, reference 62109/2008.
(266388)
15
N
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to review the rate of value added tax charged on plug-in children's car seats; and if he will make a statement.
(265531)
16
Sir Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to reply to the letter of 5 January 2009 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton, with regard to Mr E. Warne.
(266362)
17
Sir Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to reply to the letter of 28 January 2009 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton, with regard to Ms Agnes Kaddedu-Gedeun.
(266366)
18
Sir Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to reply to the letter of 28 January 2009 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton, with regard to Mr Fethi Souissi.
(266369)
19
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what training courses were available to (a) civil servants and (b) Ministers in his Department in the last 12 months.
(266277)
20
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many complaints the Financial Services Authority received on (a) mortgages and (b) repossession of homes by mortgage lenders in each of the last five years.
(266283)
21
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what revenue has accrued to the Exchequer from stamp duty land tax receipts in each year since 1997 at 2008-09 prices.
(266469)
22
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what revenue has accrued to the Exchequer from stamp duty land tax receipts in each of the last four quarters for which figures are available.
(266470)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families
23
N
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how much has been spent by his Department on (a) capital expenditure and (b) maintenance and running costs for standby diesel generators for backup electricity on the departmental estate in each year since March 1997.
(264093)
24
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many fires in schools in England were recorded in each month in each of the last four years.
(266329)
25
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many schools using supplementary information forms in their admissions procedures do not have a Plain English Crystal Mark; and if he will make a statement.
(266334)
26
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many and what proportion of pupils enrolled on diploma courses are entitled to free school meals.
(266335)
27
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, for what reasons it is his policy not to disclose information relating to proceedings of the Cabinet Sub-committee on Families, Children and Young People; and when the Sub-committee last met.
(266323)
28
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, whether the cross-government national safeguarding delivery unit will have powers to intervene in children's services departments in local authorities.
(266324)
29
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, whether staff in his Department (a) received and (b) proposed revisions to draft sections of Lord Laming's report on the Protection of Children in England.
(266325)
30
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, when he plans to announce which experts from (a) central government, (b) local agencies and (c) the voluntary sector will staff the cross-government national safeguarding delivery unit.
(266347)
31
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many and what proportion of pupils with (a) statemented and (b) non-statemented special educational needs lived in the most deprived percentile of lower layer super output areas as determined by the income deprivation affecting children indices in (i) 2003 and (ii) 2008.
(266444)
32
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what proportion of unauthorised absences were recorded in respect of pupils with (a) statemented and (b) non-statemented special educational needs in each of the last 10 years.
(266445)
33
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many parents of children with (a) statemented and (b) non-statemented special educational needs were fined for the unauthorised absence of their child from mainstream schools in 2008.
(266446)
34
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, pursuant to the Answer of 18 March 2008, Official Report, column 1250W, on special educational needs: disadvantaged, how many special schools there were in each decile of lower layer super output areas as determined by the income deprivation affecting children indices in 2008.
(266447)
35
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many specials schools there were in each decile of lower layer super output areas as determined by the income deprivation affecting children indices in 2003.
(266448)
36
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, pursuant to the Answer of 18 March 2009, Official Report, column 1250W, on special educational needs: disadvantaged, what the names of the 117 schools referred to in the table are; and in which local authority area each is located.
(266507)
37
Mr Brooks Newmark (Braintree): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how much his Department spent on average per pupil in primary education in (a) Braintree constituency, (b) Essex and (c) England in each of the last five years.
(266331)
38
Mr Brooks Newmark (Braintree): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how much on average his Department spent per pupil in secondary education in (a) Braintree constituency, (b) Essex and (c) England in each of the last five years.
(266342)
39
Mr Brooks Newmark (Braintree): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how much on average his Department spent per pupil with special educational needs in (a) Braintree constituency and (b) Essex in the last five years.
(266343)
40
N
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what percentage of invoices from suppliers his Department has settled within 10 days of receipt in the last four months.
(266243)
41
N
Andrew Selous (South West Bedfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what restrictions there are upon teachers serving as councillors on local authorities which are local education authorities; and if he will make a statement.
(266169)
42
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what properties his (a) Department and (b) Department's (i) executive and (ii) non-departmental public bodies have sold in each of the last five years; and how many of these have been sold for housing development.
(266494)
Questions to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
43
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how much capital spending the Cabinet Office plans to bring forward to (a) 2008-09 and (b) 2009-10.
(266338)
44
N
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how much has been spent by his Department on (a) capital expenditure and (b) maintenance and running costs for standby diesel generators for backup electricity on the departmental estate in each year since March 1997.
(264091)
45
N
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how many temporary agency workers there were in each Government department on (a) 1 November 2008 and (b) the latest date for which information is available.
(266164)
46
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how much the Central Office of Information spent on (a) producing advertising and (b) buying advertising space as part of the Make Things Happen apprenticeships advertising campaign.
(266498)
47
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what the average rate of unemployment in (a) urban and (b) rural areas was in each region in each of the last three years; and if he will make a statement.
(266450)
48
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what the average annual income of (a) an urban and (b) a rural household was in each region in each of the last three years; and if he will make a statement.
(266451)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
49
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate she has made of the percentage change in business rates for (a) small and (b) medium-sized and large firms which will take effect in April 2009 in (i) the London Borough of Sutton and (ii) nationwide; and if she will make a statement.
(266441)
50
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what representations she has received on planning applications being considered by planning inspectors in the last 12 months; and if she will make a statement.
(266442)
51
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 12 March 2009, Official Report, columns 726-30W, on business improvement districts, when each business improvement district (BID) was first approved; how many times each BID has been re-approved; what the result of each ballot held on BID approval has been; for what purposes each BID was established; how much revenue each BID has generated since its establishment; and if she will make a statement.
(266505)
52
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent steps her Department has taken to tackle extremism in (a) Coventry and (b) the West Midlands.
(265066)
53
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many road traffic accidents the Fire and Rescue Service attended in each (a) fire authority area and (b) region in each of the last three years.
(266398)
54
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many people were rescued from their vehicles by the Fire and Rescue Service in each (a) fire authority area and (b) region in each of the last three years.
(266399)
55
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many people were rescued by the Fire and Rescue Service from (a) all fires and (b) dwellings fires in each (i) fire authority area and (ii) region in each of the last three years.
(266400)
56
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many deaths there were resulting from (a) dwellings fires and (b) fires in other buildings in each (i) fire authority area and (ii) region in each of the last three years.
(266401)
57
N
Julia Goldsworthy (Falmouth & Camborne): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate she has made of the amount of uncollected council tax in England in each of the last five years.
(266247)
58
N
Julia Goldsworthy (Falmouth & Camborne): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate has been made of the number of planning applications the Infrastructure Planning Commission is likely to determine in each year of its operation.
(266250)
59
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to her Department's press notice of 2 September 2008 entitled Ensuring a fair housing market for all, how many of the planned 5,500 new social rented homes have been (a) built and (b) occupied to date.
(266396)
60
N
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much has been spent by her Department on (a) capital expenditure and (b) maintenance and running costs for standby diesel generators for backup electricity on the departmental estate in each year since March 1997.
(264095)
61
Susan Kramer (Richmond Park): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent steps she has taken to support financially-sound small and medium-sized housing associations to obtain bank credit in order to purchase homes to meet social housing need.
(266355)
62
N
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many people were rescued from their vehicles by the Fire and Rescue Service in (a) each fire authority area and (b) each region in each of the last three years.
(266236)
63
N
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many people were rescued from flooding by the Fire and Rescue Service in each of the last five years.
(266237)
64
N
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many incidents involving flooding were attended by the Fire and Rescue Service in each of the last five years.
(266238)
65
N
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many grassland and heathland fires there were in each (a) fire authority and (b) region in each of the last three years.
(266239)
66
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many staff in her Department have been assigned to work on the (a) implementation and (b) administration of the (i) Mortgage Rescue Scheme and (ii) Homeowner Mortgage Support Scheme.
(266314)
67
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate she has made of the number of people who will receive assistance under the Mortgage Rescue Scheme in the next 12 months.
(266315)
68
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what expenditure her Department incurred on the major repairs allowance in each year since 2001; and if she will make a statement.
(266316)
69
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much her Department and its predecessors have spent on the provision of affordable housing in each year since 1997; and what forecast she has made of such expenditure in each year to 2011, at 2008-09 prices.
(266317)
70
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate she has made of the number and proportion of (a) households and (b) people in the (i) private and (ii) social rented sector living in overcrowded conditions in each of the last five years.
(266320)
71
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate she has made of the proportion of tenancy agreements in the private rented sector which are protected under the Tenancy Deposit Scheme.
(266321)
72
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what regulatory impact assessment has been made of the (a) Homeowner Mortgage Support Scheme and (b) Mortgage Rescue Scheme.
(266322)
73
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate she has made of the number of households in temporary accommodation in each of the last 20 quarters.
(266336)
74
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate she has made of the number of first-time home buyers in each year since 1997.
(266340)
75
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what formula is used to calculate social housing grant payments to local authorities; and what changes have been made to that formula in each of the last three years.
(266471)
76
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much funding her Department has provided to local authorities in social housing grant in each region in each year since 1997.
(266472)
77
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much funding her Department has provided to local authorities in social housing grant payments in each year since 1997 at 2008-09 prices.
(266473)
78
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what proportion of all homes were (a) housing association-owned, (b) local authority-owned, (c) owner-occupied and (d) privately rented in each year since 1997.
(266475)
79
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether she plans to re-assess her Department's definition of overcrowding in relation to housing; and if she will make a statement.
(266476)
80
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many (a) homes and (b) households there were in each region in each year since 1997.
(266477)
81
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many registered social landlords let (a) supported housing and (b) housing for older people in each of the last five years.
(266478)
82
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the average social housing monthly rent has been in each year since 1997 at 2008-09 prices.
(266479)
83
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many homes for social rent were built (a) by local authorities, (b) by housing associations and (c) privately in each year since 1997.
(266480)
84
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what percentage of homes built for social rent had (a) one, (b) two, (c) three and (d) four or more bedrooms in each year since 1997.
(266481)
85
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much was spent by her Department on the English House Condition Survey in each of the last five years.
(266482)
86
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many homes were (a) started and (b) completed by (i) local authorities, (ii) housing associations and (iii) private builders in each year since 1997.
(266483)
87
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when she expects the next English House Condition Survey to be published.
(266484)
88
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many representations she has received from housing associations on their financial position in each of the last three years; and if she will make a statement.
(266485)
89
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate she has made of the number of housing associations in need of financial assistance in the most recent period for which figures are available; and if she will make a statement.
(266486)
90
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many local authorities are planning an increase in (a) average guideline rent and (b) actual average rent equal to or less than 3.1 per cent. in 2009-10.
(266487)
91
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the (a) average guideline rent increase and (b) actual average rent increase will be in each local authority in 2009-10.
(266488)
92
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when she expects her Department to have completed its collection of data on social lets to foreign nationals; and when she plans to publish the data.
(266489)
93
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the average central government subsidy per social housing tenant was in each region in each year since 1997 at 2008-09 prices.
(266490)
94
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many properties financed through social housing grants have been sold by each local authority in each of the last five years.
(266491)
95
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent assessment her Department has made of the borrowing conditions experienced by housing associations.
(266492)
96
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent estimate she has made of the level of borrowing by housing associations in order to finance the building of new homes.
(266499)
97
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much was spent by (a) housing associations and (b) local authorities on housing asylum seekers in each of the last five years.
(266500)
98
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent estimate her Department has made of the proportion of affordable housing made available under section 106 agreements in each of the last three years; and what proportion of affordable housing she expects to be made available under section 106 agreements in (a) financial year 2008-09 and (b) financial year 2009-10.
(266501)
99
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent discussions she has had with (a) the Chancellor of the Exchequer and (b) banks in which the Government has purchased a holding on (i) the level of lending to housing associations and (ii) the interest rates at which those banks lend to housing associations.
(266502)
100
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 24 February 2009, Official Report, column 556W, on social rented housing: standards, how many homes each percentage figure in the table represents.
(266503)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
101
Ben Chapman (Wirral South): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will consult local library users and library staff on the effects of the proposed closure of public libraries in Wirral on library services in the area.
(266302)
102
Ben Chapman (Wirral South): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will review his decision in relation to public libraries in Wirral and intervene to prevent Library closures.
(266303)
103
N
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when he plans to hold a consultation on exemptions from the Licensing Act 2003 for low risk music events.
(265973)
104
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much capital spending is planned to be brought forward by his Department to (a) 2008-09 and (b) 2009-10.
(266296)
105
N
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much has been spent by his Department on (a) capital expenditure and (b) maintenance and running costs for standby diesel generators for backup electricity on the departmental estate in each year since March 1997.
(264092)
106
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether he plans to review the Dealing in Cultural Objects (Offences) Act 2003; and if he will make a statement.
(266443)
107
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether the Government plans to respond to English Heritage's Nighthawking Survey report; and if he will make a statement.
(266508)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence
108
Nick Harvey (North Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of his Department's expenditure on upgrading of service family accommodation in 2008-09; and what estimate he has made of such expenditure in each of the next five years.
(266352)
109
Nick Harvey (North Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 19 January 2009, Official Report, column 1043W, on armed forces: housing, how many complaints made to Modern Housing Solutions originated in each (a) parish, (b) local authority area and (c) region.
(266440)
110
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much capital spending is planned to be brought forward by his Department to (a) 2008-09 and (b) 2009-10.
(266295)
111
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he plans to put out to tender a contract to (a) refurbish or (b) replace the Puma support helicopter; and if he will make a statement.
(266392)
112
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 16 March 2009, Official Report, column 831W, on Iraq: peacekeeping operations, what mechanism is used to assess a proposal to gift equipment.
(266393)
113
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Written Ministerial Statement of 4 March 2009, Official Report, column 54WS, on aircraft (available support), what the payment schedule is for the contract with BAE Systems in respect of the Typhoon availability support service.
(266394)
114
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what use his Department makes of services offered by Resolution for serving and former armed forces personnel diagnosed with trauma; and if he will make a statement.
(266404)
115
N
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much has been spent on ammunitions for operations in Helmand province in each month since 2001; and if he will make a statement.
[R] (265970)
116
N
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many snatch land rovers were deployed in Helmand province in each month since 2001; and if he will make a statement.
[R] (265971)
117
N
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what financial value is ascribed to (a) a soldier's life and (b) general troop safety in undertaking economic analysis to appraise (i) new defence equipment and (ii) upgrading of existing defence equipment; and if he will make a statement.
[R] (265972)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change
118
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, pursuant to the Answer of 18 March 2009, Official Report, columns 1239-40W, on oil: reserves, what quantities of the 11.1 million tonnes of oil are stored in which countries.
(266395)
119
N
Charles Hendry (Wealden): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many companies are registered to install energy efficiency products under the Warm Front scheme.
(266078)
120
N
Charles Hendry (Wealden): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what estimate he has made of the proportion of successful applicants to the Warm Front scheme who topped-up the grant with funds from other sources in the latest period for which figures are available.
(266079)
121
N
Charles Hendry (Wealden): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what estimate he has made of the percentage of successful applicants to the Warm Front scheme who were in fuel poverty in the latest period for which figures are available.
(266080)
122
N
Charles Hendry (Wealden): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many applications were made for grants under the Warm Front scheme in each year from 2000 to 2008.
(266081)
123
N
Charles Hendry (Wealden): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what the average waiting time between successful application to the Warm Front scheme and the installation of the efficiency measures was in each year since the scheme was established.
(266158)
124
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how much capital spending is planned to be brought forward by his Department to (a) 2008-09 and (b) 2009-10.
(266341)
125
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, pursuant to the Answer of 10 March 2009, Official Report, column 409W, on Peers' interests, on what date the proposed meeting was cancelled.
(266356)
126
Sir Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, when he plans to reply to the letter of 10 February 2009 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton, with regard to Mr T Bannister.
(266364)
127
N
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many staff his Department employs; and at how many locations in London they are based.
(265918)
128
N
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many staff of his Department attended the Climate Change Summit in Copenhagen in 2009.
(265919)
129
N
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many staff of his Department attended the International Climate Change Conference in New York in 2009.
(265920)
130
N
John Mann (Bassetlaw): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what the monetary value has been of Warm Front contracts with HES Ltd of Scunthorpe in the last eight years; and how many boilers have been installed under those contracts in each region of the UK.
(266003)
131
N
John Mann (Bassetlaw): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many Warm Front contractors have declared themselves bankrupt; and on what date each did so.
(266004)
132
N
John Mann (Bassetlaw): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what percentage of work under Warm Front heating installation contracts has been directly delivered by Eaga under each company brand name which it uses.
(266005)
133
N
John Mann (Bassetlaw): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what the monetary value is of Warm Front contracts held by (a) Iguana and (b) Lionheart; and how many installations each company has completed under those contracts.
(266006)
134
N
John Mann (Bassetlaw): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many Warm Front heating installations have been completed by Matthew Score over the last eight years; how much was received by Matthew Score for that work; and how much Government grant was provided for the work.
(266007)
135
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what training courses were (a) available to and (b) taken up by (i) civil servants and (ii) Ministers in his Department in the last 12 months.
(266276)
136
N
Paddy Tipping (Sherwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what progress has been made on preparations for a public consultation on a UN framework for coal-fired power stations; and if he will make a statement.
(265968)
137
N
Mr Ben Wallace (Lancaster & Wyre): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what steps he is taking to support the provision of nuclear power in the North West.
(266043)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
138
N
Julia Goldsworthy (Falmouth & Camborne): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many and what proportion of local authorities he expects will meet the target of 40 per cent. recycling and composting of household waste by 2010.
(266248)
139
Damian Green (Ashford): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what representations he has received on the availability of sheep shearers from non-EU countries in summer 2009; and if he will make a statement.
(266385)
140
Damian Green (Ashford): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what meetings he and his officials have had with Home Office officials on the availability of non-EU sheep shearers in summer 2009.
(266386)
141
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much capital spending is planned to be brought forward by his Department to (a) 2008-09 and (b) 2009-10.
(266294)
142
N
Tony Lloyd (Manchester Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the real terms change in water rates has been since privatisation of the water industry.
(266157)
143
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what properties his (a) Department and (b) Department's (i) executive agencies and (ii) the non-departmental public bodies have sold in each of the last five years; and how many of these have been sold for housing development.
(266493)
144
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will meet the British Beekeepers Association to discuss honey bee health research; and if he will make a statement.
(266389)
145
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many of his Department's staff have been made redundant in each of the last three years; how much compensation was paid to those made redundant in each of the last three years; how many people he expects to be made redundant from his Department in (a) 2009 and (b) 2010; how much he expects to pay in compensation in respect of such redundancies in each year; and if he will make a statement.
(266391)
146
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of (a) livestock, (b) dairy and (c) arable farmers in each region in each of the last three years; and if he will make a statement.
(266453)
147
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of (a) sheep, (b) cattle and (c) pigs in each region in each of the last three years; and if he will make a statement.
(266454)
148
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of (a) sheep flocks, (b) cattle herds and (c) pig herds in each region in each of the last three years; and if he will make a statement.
(266455)
149
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much his Department has spent in each region on tackling bovine tuberculosis in each of the last three years; what estimate he has made of the amount of private sector expenditure in each region on tackling bovine tuberculosis in those years; and if he will make a statement.
(266506)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
150
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much capital spending is planned to be brought forward by his Department to (a) 2008-09 and (b) 2009-10.
(266293)
151
N
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make it his policy not to attend the forthcoming Durban II Conference in Geneva; and if he will make a statement.
(266165)
152
N
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what percentage of invoices from suppliers his Department has settled within 10 days of receipt in the last four months.
(266244)
153
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what properties his (a) Department and (b) Department's (i) executive agencies and (ii) non-departmental public bodies have sold in each of the last five years; and how many of these have been sold for housing development.
(266496)
154
Clare Short (Birmingham, Ladywood): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has made an assessment of the findings of the EU Heads of Mission report on East Jerusalem; and if he will make a statement.
(266397)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
155
N
Mr William Cash (Stone): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will establish a public inquiry into the performance of Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust.
(266076)
156
N
Mr William Cash (Stone): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the remit is of each of the inquiries established by the Government and announced in his oral Statement of 18 March 2009, Official Report, columns 909-24, on Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust, to examine matters arising out the Healthcare Commission's findings on Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust; and when he expects each of those inquiries to (a) commence and (b) complete their work.
(266077)
157
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what professional counselling his Department provides for NHS employees suffering from psychological illness.
(266353)
158
Sandra Gidley (Romsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) audiologists, (b) cardiac physiologists, (c) gastro-intestinal physiologists, (d) neurophysiologists and (e) respiratory physiologists are employed by the NHS.
(266380)
159
Sandra Gidley (Romsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many healthcare scientists are employed in the NHS.
(266381)
160
Sandra Gidley (Romsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the cost to (a) the NHS and (b) social services of providing services to those diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis in the lastest period for which figures are available.
(266382)
161
Sandra Gidley (Romsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many new cases of rheumatoid arthritis were diagnosed in England in the last year for which figures are available.
(266383)
162
Sandra Gidley (Romsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of people with rheumatoid arthritis in each (a) strategic health authority and (b) primary care trust area in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(266384)
163
N
Julia Goldsworthy (Falmouth & Camborne): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance his Department provides to local authorities on charging for the disposal of used needles from diabetics.
(266249)
164
Kate Hoey (Vauxhall): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many meetings (a) he and (b) Ministers in his Department have had with patient and support groups on (i) cardiovascular disease, (ii) stroke and (iii) diabetes in the last 12 months; and what plans he has further to involve such groups in strategic policy development in relevant areas.
(266326)
165
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for what reasons the NHS Healthy Start Scheme includes entitlement to free infant formula; and under what circumstances free infant formula is provided.
(266402)
166
Fiona Mactaggart (Slough): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress has been made on implementing the Women's Mental Health strategy since it was published.
(266437)
167
N
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will have discussions with the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust on its reconfiguration of acute services.
(265632)
168
N
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients were treated for healthcare-acquired infections in (a) the Eastern area and (b) England in each of the last five years.
(264947)
169
N
Sir John Stanley (Tonbridge & Malling): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the documents and parliamentary statements in which the Government's policy on the categories of patients who may be admitted to NHS community hospitals in England is set out.
(263662)
170
N
Sir John Stanley (Tonbridge & Malling): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the community hospital capital projects which have been approved to date under the £750 million of capital expenditure for community hospitals over five years announced by his predecessor the right hon. Member for Leicester West, stating in each case (a) the name of the community hospital and its location, (b) a brief description of the capital works, (c) the capital cost approved and (d) the date of approval.
(263663)
171
N
Mr Ben Wallace (Lancaster & Wyre): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent discussions he has had with university hospitals in Morecambe Bay NHS Trust on the performance of their accident and emergency departments.
(265917)
172
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with (a) Ministerial colleagues, (b) non-departmental bodies, (c) local authorities and (d) representatives of the food industry on (i) mandatory food hygiene training, (ii) other initiatives to improve food hygiene standards and (iii) penalties for performance below specified food hygiene standards; and if he will make a statement.
(266449)
173
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients on average (a) an urban and (b) a rural (i) NHS dentist, (ii) NHS GP and (iii) NHS community nurse treated in each region in each of the last three years; and if he will make a statement.
(266452)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
174
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent steps her Department has taken to reduce incidents of domestic violence in (a) Coventry and (b) the West Midlands.
(265067)
175
N
Mr Philip Dunne (Ludlow): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to increase the proportion of fines collected under (a) fixed penalty notices and (b) penalty notices for disorder.
(266155)
176
N
Mr Philip Dunne (Ludlow): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what percentage of fines issued in each police force area under (a) fixed penalty notices and (b) penalty notices for disorder have been collected in each year since 1997-98.
(266156)
177
Damian Green (Ashford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average processing time is for applications to the UK Border Agency for (a) registration certificates to EEA nationals and (b) residence cards to non-EEA family members of EEA residents; and if she will make a statement.
(266504)
178
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much capital spending is planned to be brought forward by her Department to (a) 2008-09 and (b) 2009-10.
(266290)
179
N
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many British citizens were arrested in the course of Operation Koala; how many were charged with offences; how many were convicted of each type of offence; what sentence each person convicted received; on what date; and where each person given a custodial sentence was sent to serve it.
(265753)
180
N
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people brought to jurisdictions in the UK under the provisions of a European arrest warrant have subsequently been convicted of an offence; what the name and nationality of each offender was; for what offence each was convicted; in which court and on what date in each case; what sentence each received; and from which member state each was removed to the UK.
(265787)
181
N
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many European warrants for the arrest of (a) British citizens and (b) non-British citizens have been received from other EU member states; and how many people have been removed under such warrants since January 2008, broken down by (i) category of offence and (ii) member state of destination.
(265788)
182
N
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many European warrants for the arrest of (a) British citizens and (b) non-British citizens her Department has issued; and how many people have been removed to the UK under such warrants since January 2008, broken down by (i) category of offence and (ii) member state to which the warrant was issued.
(265789)
183
N
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many European warrants her Department has issued for the arrest of (a) UK nationals and (b) non-UK nationals who have escaped from prison; how many people have been removed to the UK as a result; with what offences they were charged; and to which member states each warrant was issued.
(265844)
184
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 11 March 2009, Official Report, columns 468-9W, on prostitution, what changes were made to the Policing and Crime Bill as a result of the responses received.
(266403)
185
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to reduce levels of knife crime; and what assessment she has made of the efficacy of each type of intervention.
(266405)
186
Sir Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to reply to the letter of 12 February 2009 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton, with regard to Mr A Ur Rehman.
(266363)
187
Sir Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to reply to the letter of 26 January 2009 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton, with regard to Mr K Khan.
(266365)
188
Sir Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to reply to the letter of 6 February 2009 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton, with regard to Mrs A Sibal.
(266370)
189
Sir Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to reply to the letter of 6 February 2009 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton, with regard to Mr S Ali.
(266371)
190
Sir Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to reply to the letter of 12 February 2009 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton, with regard to Ms K Billington.
(266372)
191
Sir Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to reply to the letter of 10 February 2009 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton, with regard to Mr T Veal.
(266373)
192
Sir Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to reply to the letter of 26 January 2009 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton, with regard to Mr Mohammad Nadeem.
(266374)
193
Sir Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to reply to the letter of 27 January 2009 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton, with regard to Mrs Herd S Ali.
(266375)
194
Anne Milton (Guildford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications for an EEA Permanent Residence Card were undetermined at the latest date for which figures are available.
(266349)
195
Anne Milton (Guildford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average time taken is between the receipt of an application for an EEA Permanent Residence Card and the issuing of such a card to successful applicants in the latest period for which information is available.
(266350)
Questions to the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission
196
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington): To ask the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, how many disabled parking spaces on the House Estate are available for the use of visiting members of the public.
(266438)
197
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington): To ask the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, whether buildings occupied by the House and its staff are subject to the provisions of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995.
(266439)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills
198
N
Adam Afriyie (Windsor): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, how much funding was allocated by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council to the mathematical sciences research programme in each year since 2001; and what allocations it has made to the programme for future years.
(264626)
199
Sir Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, when he plans to reply to the letter of 11 February 2009 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton, with regard to Mr I Muhammad.
(266367)
200
N
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what percentage of invoices from suppliers his Department settled within 10 days of receipt in the last four months.
(266246)
201
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, how much his Department spent on (a) producing advertising copy and (b) buying advertising space under the Make Things Happen apprenticeships advertising campaign.
(266467)
Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development
202
N
John Barrett (Edinburgh West): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Defence and the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on new priority areas for Conflict Prevention Pools and associated funding.
(266166)
203
N
John Barrett (Edinburgh West): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what progress he has made towards establishing (a) a definition of and (b) objectives for security sector reform.
(266167)
204
N
John Barrett (Edinburgh West): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment he has made of the effects of security sector reform on his Department's development policies.
(266168)
205
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much was spent by his Department on flowers in the last 12 months.
(266288)
206
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much capital spending is planned to be brought forward by his Department to (a) 2008-09 and (b) 2009-10.
(266292)
207
N
Chris McCafferty (Calder Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions he has had with the governments of other donor countries on new global initiatives for funding sexual, reproductive and maternal health and education projects in developing countries.
(266090)
208
Mr Brooks Newmark (Braintree): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the reasons are for the change in his Department's (a) bilateral expenditure on and (b) imputed multilateral shares for the Central African Republic between 2006-07 and 2007-08.
(266332)
209
Mr Brooks Newmark (Braintree): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, when he next expects an allocation from his Department's regional programme for aid to be made to the country programme for the Central African Republic.
(266333)
210
N
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what percentage of invoices from suppliers his Department has settled within 10 days of receipt in the last four months.
(266245)
211
N
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to the Answer of 21 May 2008, Official Report, column 328W, on Africa: malaria, from which budgets the £90 million has been drawn; and how much of it has been spent to date.
(266271)
212
N
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 26 January 2009 to the hon. Member for East Londonderry, Official Report, column 66W, on sub-Saharan Africa: malaria, when work began on the programme to supply 20 million bed nets.
(266272)
213
N
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 26 January 2009 to the hon. Member for East Londonderry, Official Report, column 66W, on sub-Saharan Africa: malaria, what the average (a) price and (b) distribution cost of a bed net is (i) in total and (ii) by country.
(266273)
214
N
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to the Answer of 5 June 2008, Official Report, columns 1130-2W, on overseas aid, how many bed nets have been procured by each of his Department's country programmes since June 2008.
(266274)
215
N
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 26 January 2009 to the hon. Member for East Londonderry, Official Report, column 66W, on sub-Saharan Africa: malaria, what the level of demand for bed nets is (a) in each African country and (b) in each country to which bed nets are being supplied by his Department's country programmes.
(266275)
216
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what properties his (a) Department and (b) Department's non-departmental public bodies have sold in each of the last five years; and how many of these have been sold for housing development.
(266495)
217
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment he has made of progress towards reaching Millennium Development Goal 7, target 3, for drinking water and sanitation; and if he will make a statement.
(266390)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Justice
218
N
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, for what duration he expects the next contract for the provision of the bail accommodation and support services to last.
(266240)
219
N
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what contribution he expects each agency for which his Department is responsible and each business area in his Department to make to the Performance and Efficiency Programme.
(266241)
220
N
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what consultation documents have been issued by (a) the National Offender Management Service and (b) HM Courts Service in the last 12 months.
(266242)
221
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much capital spending is planned to be brought forward by his Department to (a) 2008-09 and (b) 2009-10.
(266297)
222
Susan Kramer (Richmond Park): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent assessment he has made of the (a) need for and (b) timing of the installation of in-cell electricity in the residential blocks of HM Prison Latchmere House.
(266354)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
223
N
Mr John Baron (Billericay): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much his Department has paid Opinion Leader Research in each year since November 2007.
(265999)
224
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much was spent by his Department on flowers in the last 12 months.
(266287)
225
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much capital spending is planned to be brought forward by his Department to (a) 2008-09 and (b) 2009-10.
(266299)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Scotland
226
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how much capital spending is planned to be brought forward by his Department to (a) 2008-09 and (b) 2009-10.
(266301)
Questions to the Solicitor General
227
N
Mr John Baron (Billericay): To ask the Solicitor General, how much the Law Officers' Departments have paid Opinion Leader Research in each financial year since 2003-04.
(265998)
228
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Solicitor General, how much capital spending is planned to be brought forward by the Law Officers' Departments to (a) 2008-09 and (b) 2009-10.
(266339)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport
229
N
Mr John Baron (Billericay): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much his (a) Department and (b) its agencies have paid Opinion Leader Research in each year since November 2007.
(266002)
230
Stephen Hammond (Wimbledon): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether High Speed Two Ltd has been instructed to produce proposals for high-speed rail links other than between London and the West Midlands; and whether the route between London and the West Midlands will carry freight rail services.
(266351)
231
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much capital spending is planned to be brought forward by his Department to (a) 2008-09 and (b) 2009-10.
(266291)
232
N
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he expects the first local authority road works permitting scheme to be established under the provisions of the Traffic Management Act 2004; and where he expects it to be established.
(266044)
233
N
Mark Hunter (Cheadle): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what guidance his Department issues to bus operators on driver training in respect of interaction with passengers who are (a) disabled, (b) elderly, (c) young and (d) difficult or aggressive.
(266159)
234
N
Mark Hunter (Cheadle): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many train services on average ran on Saturdays in (a) 2008 and (b) 2009 between Manchester and (i) Heald Green, (ii) Bramhall, (iii) Cheadle Hulme, (iv) Gately, (v) Davenport, (vi) Hazel Grove and (vii) Woodsmoor.
(266160)
235
N
Mark Hunter (Cheadle): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the number of uninsured drivers aged (a) under 18, (b) between 19 and 24, (c) between 25 and 32, (d) between 33 and 45, (e) between 46 and 65 and (f) over 65 years.
(266161)
236
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many fixed speed cameras there are in (a) England, (b) each region and (c) each London borough.
(266422)
237
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many traffic lights there are on public roads in (a) England, (b) each region and (c) each London borough.
(266423)
238
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment his Department has made of the amount of congestion which is linked to street works in (a) England, (b) each region and (c) each London borough.
(266424)
239
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what increase in the number of traffic lights on public roads there has been in (a) England, (b) each region and (c) each London borough in each of the last 10 years.
(266425)
240
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what year-on-year change there has been in the number of speed cameras there has been in (a) England, (b) each region and (c) each London borough in each of the last 11 years.
(266426)
241
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the year-on-year change in the amount of congestion resulting from street works in (a) England, (b) each region and (c) each London borough in each of the last 11 years.
(266427)
242
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much his Department has spent on work-related journeys by (a) taxi, (b) car, (c) train, (d) bus, (e) plane, (f) bicycle, (g) motorcycle and (h) ferry in each of the last 11 years.
(266428)
243
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect of rephasing traffic lights on levels of congestion in (a) England, (b) each region and (c) each London borough in each of the last 11 years.
(266429)
244
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Oral Statement of 15 January 2009, Official Report, columns 355-60, on transport infrastructure, whether the Network Rail site at Old Oak Common is among those locations being considered for the proposed Heathrow rail hub.
(266430)
245
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what proportion of his Department's spending related to projects intended to encourage (a) cycling and (b) bus use in the last 12 months.
(266431)
246
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much his Department has spent on consultants in respect of (a) cycling and (b) walking in the last 12 months.
(266432)
247
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much his Department has spent on consultants in respect of proposals to widen (a) the M1, (b) the M6 and (c) the M62 in each of the last 11 years.
(266433)
248
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the effect of snowfall on the cost of road repairs since 1 January 2009.
(266434)
249
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much his Department has spent on consultants on road widening schemes (a) in total and (b) in each region in each of the last 11 years.
(266435)
250
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he plans to enable the London Mail Rail tunnel to be used for transporting goods.
(266466)
251
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has met representatives of utility companies to discuss street works since his appointment.
(266509)
252
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he plans to bring forward measures to enable local authorities to introduce countdown signs at pedestrian crossings.
(266510)
253
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much was paid in fixed penalty notices for street works issued under the provision of regulations in the Traffic Management Act 2004 in (a) each English region and (b) each London borough in each of the last three years.
(266511)
254
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many fixed penalty notices for street works have been issued under the provision of regulations in the Traffic Management Act 2004 in (a) each English region and (b) each London borough in each of the last three years.
(266512)
255
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has requested a derogation from EU air quality legislation in relation to limits on the levels of pollution from (a) nitrogen dioxide, (b) ozone and (c) other nitrogen oxides.
(266513)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Wales
256
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how much was spent by his Department on flowers in the last 12 months.
(266289)
257
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how much capital spending is planned to be brought forward by his Department to (a) 2008-09 and (b) 2009-10.
(266300)
Questions to the Minister for Women and Equality
258
N
Mr John Baron (Billericay): To ask the Minister for Women and Equality, how much the Government Equalities Office has paid to Opinion Leader Research in each year since its establishment.
(266000)
259
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Minister for Women and Equality, how much capital spending is planned to be brought forward by her Office to (a) 2008-09 and (b) 2009-10.
(266337)
260
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Minister for Women and Equality, which training courses were (a) available to and (b) taken up by (i) civil servants and (ii) Ministers in the Government Equalities Office in the last 12 months.
(266278)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
261
N
Mr John Baron (Billericay): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much his (a) Department and (b) its agencies have paid Opinion Leader Research in each year since December 2007.
(266001)
262
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much was spent by his Department on flowers in the last 12 months.
(266285)
263
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much capital spending is planned to be brought forward by his Department to (a) 2008-09 and (b) 2009-10.
(266298)
264
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many serious injuries to school teachers caused by physical violence in schools in (a) each local education authority area and (b) England were reported to the Health and Safety Executive in each year from 2000; and if he will make a statement.
(266330)
265
N
Andrew Selous (South West Bedfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reasons his Department decided to use an 0845 telephone number for queries from applicants for employment and support allowance; what alternatives there are to the service; and if he will make a statement.
(265969)
266
N
Andrew Selous (South West Bedfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether rates of local housing allowance paid by local housing authorities are adjusted at the time of the outcome of a 12 month review of the rate of local housing allowance calculated by the Rent Service.
(266153)
267
N
Andrew Selous (South West Bedfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether he plans to issue guidance to local authorities on the use of local housing allowance vulnerability criteria.
(266154)
268
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much his Department spent on its housing benefit website in each of the last three years.
(266282)
269
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) people and (b) households received local housing allowance in each of the last four quarters.
(266284)
270
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what expenditure his Department incurred on the local housing allowance pilot scheme in each of the years in which it was operational.
(266286)
271
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what expenditure his Department has incurred on the local housing allowance scheme since it was introduced.
(266304)
272
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what rate of interest his Department used in calculations of entitlements and payments under the Support for Mortgage Interest scheme in each of the last 12 months; and what rate it plans to use in each of the next three months.
(266306)
273
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what level of assistance his Department provided for vulnerable households under the Support for Mortgage Interest scheme in the period immediately prior to 5 January 2009; and what level has been provided under the scheme since that date.
(266307)
274
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how long on average his Department took to process claims for assistance under the Support for Mortgage Interest scheme with 100 per cent. of eligible mortgage interest in 2008; what the average was in the period immediately prior to 5 January 2009; and what it has been since that date.
(266308)
275
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the (a) maximum amount which could be claimed and (b) time limit for claims under the Support for Mortgage Interest scheme was in the period up to 5 January 2009; and what the limit has been since that date.
(266309)
276
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many applications for support under the Support for Mortgage Interest scheme have been received in each of the last 24 months.
(266310)
277
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what definition of vulnerable his Department uses in respect of its Support for Mortgage Interest scheme.
(266311)
278
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what expenditure his Department incurred on support for mortgage interest benefit in each of the last five years.
(266312)
279
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people received support for mortgage interest benefit in each of the last 20 quarters.
(266313)
280
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what tapers have been applied in calculations of entitlements to housing benefit in each of the last three years.
(266318)
281
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent estimate he has made of the number and percentage of households in the private rented sector which received housing benefit in each of the last three years.
(266319)
282
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what expenditure his Department has incurred in the provision of housing benefit in each year since 1997 at 2008-09 prices.
(266468)
Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
283
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, which Government departments use the Government Secure Intranet; and what the cost of maintaining the service was in the most recent 12 month period for which figures are available.
[Transferred] (266305)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
284
N
Mr Edward Leigh (Gainsborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the propositions contained in Religion or belief: a practical guide for the NHS; and if he will make a statement.
[Question Unstarred] (265633)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
285
Michael Fabricant (Lichfield): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many dogs for the detection of (a) drugs, (b) foodstuffs and (c) other illegal imports are in use at (i) sea, (ii) air and (iii) rail points of entry to the UK.
[Transferred] (266379)
286
N
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 18 March 2009, Official Report, columns 1186-7W, on Group of Twenty: London Summit, how much of the cost to the public purse is accounted for by policing costs.
[Transferred] (266082)

 
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