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Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Wednesday 25 March 2009

Notes:
* Indicates a Question for Oral Answer.
+ Indicates a Question not included in the random selection process but accepted because the quota for that day had not been filled.
[N] Indicates a Question for Written Answer on a named day, i.e. the Member has indicated under S.O. No. 22(4) the day on which he wishes the Question to be answered.
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Questions for Oral or Written Answer
beginning on Wednesday 25 March 2009
(the 'Questions Book')

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Wednesday 25 March 2009


This paper contains only Written Questions for answer on Wednesday 25 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 Wednesday 25 March of which no previous notice has been given, see the Order Paper.

For Written and Oral Questions for answer after Wednesday 25 March see Part 2 of this paper.


Questions to the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform
1
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what steps have been taken by (a) his Department and (b) its agencies to improve the thermal efficiency of their buildings in the last 12 months.
(266747)
2
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what recent progress his Department has made towards its target for the energy efficiency per square metre of its Estate; and if he will make a statement.
(266866)
3
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what estimate he has made of the cost to his Department of measuring compliance with its targets under its public service agreements in the last 12 months for which figures are available.
(266563)
4
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what estimate he has made of the (a) production and printing and (b) other costs to his Department of producing its most recent (i) departmental annual report and (ii) autumn performance report.
(266701)
5
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what estimate he has made of the change in the annual cost to his Department of maintaining the empty public buildings owned by his Department as a result of the April 2008 changes to empty property rate relief.
(267137)
6
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what assessment he has made of the implications for lenders under the Enterprise Finance Guarantee Scheme of the default rate exceeding 13 per cent. of the whole amount guaranteed.
(267153)
7
Mr Angus MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, whether officials from his Department have held discussions with colleagues in the Scotland Office on the Secretary of State for Scotland's forthcoming visit to China as part of the Scottish Council for Development and Industry's trade delegation; and whether officials from his Department will accompany the Secretary of State for Scotland on the visit.
(267018)
8
Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, for what reasons the motorcycle industry is not eligible for assistance under the Automotive Assistance Programme; and if he will make a statement.
(266576)
9
Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, if he will extend eligibility for assistance under the Automotive Assistance Programme to the motorcycle industry; and if he will make a statement.
(266577)
10
John Penrose (Weston-Super-Mare): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, how many policy suggestions have been submitted by members of the public via the tool on the Better Regulation Executive's website; and how many of these have been (a) considered and (b) implemented.
(266928)
11
John Penrose (Weston-Super-Mare): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, on how many occasions the Risk and Regulation Advisory Council has met since its creation; what recommendations it has made to Ministers; and how many of these recommendations have been implemented.
(266929)
12
John Penrose (Weston-Super-Mare): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what annual budget was allocated to the Risk and Regulation Advisory Council in the last year for which figures are available; and how much was budgeted for, including on (a) Council members' salaries, (b) Council members' expenses and (c) secretarial and administrative costs.
(266930)
13
John Penrose (Weston-Super-Mare): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what the (a) annual budget and (b) number of staff employed by or in support of (i) the Better Regulation Executive and (ii) the Local Better Regulation Office has been in each year since their creation.
(266931)
14
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what the monetary value of Syrian exports to the United Kingdom was in each of the last five years.
(266946)
15
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what the monetary value of trade between Syria and the UK was in each of the last five years.
(266951)
16
Mr Ian Taylor (Esher & Walton): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, how many fines Companies House has imposed on small and medium-sized companies for late submission of accounts in the last (a) six and (b) 12 months.
(266810)
17
N
Paddy Tipping (Sherwood): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what estimate he has made of the number of people receiving a higher take home pay as a result of national minimum wage legislation in (a) Nottinghamshire, (b) the East Midlands and (c) nationally.
(265974)
Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
18
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, which initiatives introduced by his Department since November 2008 to assist (a) small and medium-sized enterprises and (b) individuals (i) have been implemented and (ii) remain to be implemented; on what date each of those implemented commenced; and if he will make a statement.
(266967)
19
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many members of the Prime Minister's (a) Strategy Unit and (b) Delivery Unit have a desk allocated in each other Government department.
(266629)
20
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the Prime Minister's (a) Strategy Unit and (b) Delivery Unit is conducting work related to the responsibilities of the Department of Energy and Climate Change.
(266630)
21
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps have been taken by (a) his Department, (b) its agencies and (c) HM Revenue and Customs to improve the thermal efficiency of their buildings in the last 12 months.
(266750)
22
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent progress his Department has made towards its target for the energy efficiency per square metre of its Estate; and if he will make a statement.
(266888)
23
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent representations he has received from the UK premium car industry on changes to their write-down allowance; and if he will make a statement.
(266572)
24
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the UK's net contribution to the EU budget has been in each year since 1994.
(266742)
25
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will direct the Financial Services Authority to publish a list of firms that did not meet its December 2008 deadline for the Treating Customers Fairly scheme.
(266579)
26
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the total amount of additional funds transferred to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office under the Overseas Price Mechanism was in each financial year since 1997.
(266925)
27
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many staff in his Department are responsible for (a) devising and (b) monitoring perfomance against public service agreement targets; and what the annual cost of such staff is.
(266583)
28
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many Departments have had funding withheld since 1998 as a result of not meeting public service agreement targets; and how much funding was withheld in each case.
(266584)
29
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the (a) production and printing and (b) other costs to his Department of producing its most recent (i) departmental annual report and (ii) autumn performance report.
(266685)
30
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the cost to his Department of measuring compliance with its targets under its public service agreements in the last 12 months for which figures are available.
(266704)
31
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the change in the annual cost to his Department of maintaining the empty public buildings owned by his Department as a result of the April 2008 changes to empty property rate relief.
(267129)
32
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the Permanent Secretary of his Department has authorised expenditure on travel costs for the Parliamentary assistant to the Minister for the North East in accordance with the circumstances envisaged in the Cabinet Secretary's letter to Permanent Secretaries of 2 December 2008.
(267160)
33
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to reply to the letter of 22 October 2008 from the hon. Member for Hemel Hempstead on finance and investment in Icelandic banks.
(266642)
34
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to encourage the growth of mutual organisations in the financial sector.
(266821)
35
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what revenue has accrued to the Exchequer from the taxation of (a) individual savings accounts and (b) the interest on individual savings accounts since 6 April 2008.
(266574)
36
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much revenue was derived by the Exchequer from the taxation of personal equity plans in each year since such plans have been in operation.
(266575)
37
Mr Ian Taylor (Esher & Walton): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many fines have been imposed on small and medium-sized companies for late payment of (a) value added tax and (b) corporation tax in the last (i) six and (ii) 12 months.
(266811)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families
38
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, pursuant to the Answer of 18 May 2009, Official Report, column 1248W, on health education: sex, if he will place in the Library a copy of the evidence the Sex and Relationships Education Steering Group commissioned on parents' views on sex and relationships education; and if he will make a statement.
(266997)
39
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, whether the Holocaust is included in the curriculum at primary school level; and if he will make a statement.
(266998)
40
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, which local authorities have not completed the first phase of implementation of the ContactPoint database; and if he will make a statement.
(266639)
41
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, when he expects the ContactPoint database to be fully operational; and if he will make a statement.
(266640)
42
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, which local authorities have made representations to his Department on the shielding of data on the ContactPoint database; and if he will make a statement.
(266661)
43
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what assessment he has made of the reliability of the shielding process on the ContactPoint database; and if he will make a statement.
(266743)
44
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what steps have been taken by his Department to improve the thermal efficiency of its buildings in the last 12 months.
(266751)
45
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what recent progress his Department has made towards its target for energy efficiency per square metre of its Estate; and if he will make a statement.
(266887)
46
Philip Davies (Shipley): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what assessment he has made of the (a) capability and (b) capacity of local authorities to deliver the changes to the machinery of local government required in respect of his Department's policy for 14 to 19 year olds.
(267092)
47
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many (a) boys and (b) girls in each age group have been in pupil referral units in each of the last 10 years.
(266720)
48
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how much contact time pupils of each age in pupil referral units received on average in the latest period for which figures are available.
(266830)
49
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what estimate he has made of the cost to his Department of measuring compliance with its targets under its public service agreements in the last 12 months for which figures are available.
(266571)
50
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what estimate he has made of the (a) production and printing and (b) other costs to his Department of producing its most recent (i) departmental annual report and (ii) autumn performance report.
(266699)
51
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what estimate he has made of the change in the annual cost to his Department of maintaining the empty public buildings owned by his Department as a result of the April 2008 changes to empty property rate relief.
(267138)
52
N
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what criteria were used to determine the specifications for the Integrated Children's System; and who prepared the specifications.
(266461)
53
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many and what percentage of pupils with (a) a statement of and (b) unstatemented special educational need who attended mainstream schools achieved (i) five A* to G grades, (ii) five A* to C grades and (iii) five A* to C grades including English and mathematics at GCSE in each year since 2003.
(266645)
54
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, for what reasons ContactPoint data will be kept for six years after a person reaches the age of 18 years.
(266818)
55
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what method will be used permanently to delete a person's records from ContactPoint.
(266819)
56
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how long on average he expects to elapse between the death of a young person and the removal of their data record from the ContactPoint database.
(266820)
57
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, whether (a) the Security Service and (b) the Secret Intelligence Service will be allowed access to data on ContactPoint.
(266911)
58
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, whether the Permanent Secretary of his Department has authorised expenditure on travel costs for the Parliamentary assistant to the Minister for the North West in accordance with the circumstances envisaged in the Cabinet Secretary's letter to Permanent Secretaries of 2 December 2008.
(267159)
59
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what steps his Department is taking to encourage children to increase their levels of daily exercise.
(267027)
60
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many children under the age of 16 years have been identified as young carers in (a) Essex local authority, (b) Southend unitary authority and (c) Thurrock unitary authority.
(266587)
61
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many pupils have been arrested for taking weapons into schools in (a) Essex local authority, (b) Southend unitary authority and (c) Thurrock unitary authority in the last 12 months.
(266588)
62
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how much on average his Department and its predecessor spent on each pupil with special educational needs in (a) Castle Point and (b) Essex in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(267056)
63
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how much his Department and its predecessor spent per pupil in secondary education in (a) Castle Point and (b) Essex in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(267057)
64
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how much his Department and its predecessor spent per pupil in primary education in (a) Castle Point and (b) Essex in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(267058)
65
N
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many (a) teachers responded to advertisements for the Fast Track Teaching programme and (b) retention allowances were paid to teachers in each year since the programme's inception.
(266359)
66
N
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, for what reasons the Fast Track Teaching programme has been terminated; and whether he plans to compensate financially those already participating in the programme.
(266360)
67
N
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, if he will take steps to ensure that Mr Thomas Graham of Kingsbridge Community College receives his Fast Track Teaching programme retention allowance until 2010; and if he will make a statement.
(266361)
68
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what powers a local authority has to place children with special needs into a special school that has attained trust status.
(266634)
69
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what powers a local authority has in relation to admissions at a school that has attained trust status; and if he will make a statement.
(266635)
70
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what mechanism he plans to enable local authorities to place special needs children in special schools which have trust status.
(267037)
Questions to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
71
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, when the Central Office of Information was first informed by Opinion Leader Research about the complaint against Opinion Leader Research made to the Market Research Standards Board by Greenpeace.
(267088)
72
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, whether the Central Office of Information has been involved in any submissions to the Market Research Standards Board made by or on behalf of Opinion Leader Research; and whether it has made submissions to the Market Research Standards Board regarding Greenpeace's complaint against Opinion Leader Research.
(267089)
73
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, whether the Central Office of Information has made representations to (a) Opinion Leader Research and (b) the Market Research Standards Board (MRSB) on the (i) timing and (ii) publication of the MRSB's decision about Greenpeace's complaint against Opinion Leader Research.
(267090)
74
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how many meetings took place between the Central Office of Information and (a) Opinion Leader Research and (b) the Market Research Standards Board in relation to Greenpeace's complaint against Opinion Leader Research; on what dates those meetings took place; and who attended each meeting.
(267091)
75
Sir Alan Beith (Berwick-upon-Tweed): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what expenditure the Central Office of Information (COI) has incurred in each Government region on (a) newspaper, (b) radio, (c) television, (d) poster and (e) internet advertising in each year since 2005; by what method the effectiveness of such advertising is evaluated; and whether the COI holds information on expenditure incurred on advertising by Government departments other than the Cabinet Office.
(267039)
76
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what estimate he has made of the number of people employed in green industries in the UK.
(266633)
77
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what steps have been taken by (a) his Department, (b) its agency and (c) the Prime Minister's Office to improve the thermal efficiency of their buildings in the last 12 months.
(266746)
78
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what recent progress his Department has made towards the Government's target of increasing its energy efficiency per square metre of the Government Estate by 15 per cent. by 2010, relative to 1999-2000 levels; and if he will make a statement.
(266868)
79
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what estimate he has made of the cost to his Department of measuring compliance with its targets under its public service agreements in the last 12 months for which figures are available.
(266562)
80
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what estimate he has made of the (a) production and printing and (b) other costs to his Department of producing its most recent (i) departmental annual report and (ii) autumn performance report.
(266700)
81
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what estimate he has made of the change in the annual cost to his Department of maintaining the empty public buildings owned by his Department as a result of the April 2008 changes to empty property rate relief.
(267136)
82
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, pursuant to the Answer of 28 January 2009, Official Report, column 541W, on the Internet, how many hits each website maintained by his Department in respect of (a) the Cabinet Office and (b) the Prime Minister's Office received in each of the last 12 months.
(267152)
83
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, whether the Permanent Secretary of his Department has authorised expenditure on travel costs for the Parliamentary assistants to (a) the Minister for the West Midlands and (b) the Minister for London in accordance with the circumstances envisaged in the Cabinet Secretary's letter to Permanent Secretaries of 2 December 2008.
(267156)
84
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what steps the Cabinet Secretary has taken to inform the Director of the Government Office in each region of the provisions of his letter to Permanent Secretaries of 2 December 2008 in respect of the circumstances in which a department may pay the travel costs of a Parliamentary assistant to a Regional Minister; and if he will make a statement.
(267161)
85
Mr Angus MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how many non-departmental public bodies there were in (a) 1997, (b) May 2007 and (c) February 2009.
(266926)
86
Mr Angus MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how many staff of non-departmental public bodies were employed in (a) 1997, (b) May 2007 and (c) February 2009.
(266927)
87
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what the average annual income per household was in (a) Castle Point and (b) Essex in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(267054)
88
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what the average rate of unemployment was in (a) Castle Point and (b) Essex in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(267055)
89
N
Derek Twigg (Halton): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how many children under the age of one year died in each year since 1997, broken down by primary care trust.
(263660)
90
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how much and what proportion of its waste (a) his Department and (b) the Prime Minister's Office recycled in each of the last five years.
(266617)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
91
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps have been taken by (a) her Department and (b) its agencies to improve the thermal efficiency of their buildings in the last 12 months.
(266752)
92
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent progress her Department has made towards the target of increasing its energy efficiency per square metre of its Estate by 15 per cent. by 2010, relative to 1999-2000 levels; and if she will make a statement.
(266886)
93
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many long-term empty domestic properties have been taken over by housing associations in England since 2000.
(266906)
94
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much was provided to each London local authority for community cohesion projects in the last period for which figures are available.
(266904)
95
N
Julia Goldsworthy (Falmouth & Camborne): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate she has made of the Infrastructure Planning Commission's administration costs in 2009.
(266521)
96
N
Julia Goldsworthy (Falmouth & Camborne): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate she has made of the number of planning applications submitted to local authorities in (a) 2005, (b) 2006, (c) 2007 and (d) 2008.
(266522)
97
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate she has made of the cost to her Department of measuring compliance with its targets under its public service agreements in the last 12 months for which figures are available.
(266570)
98
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate she has made of the (a) production and printing and (b) other costs to her Department of producing its most recent (i) departmental annual report and (ii) autumn performance report.
(266698)
99
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate she has made of the change in the annual cost to her Department of maintaining the empty public buildings owned by her Department as a result of the April 2008 changes to empty property rate relief.
(267140)
100
Anne Milton (Guildford): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment has been made of the effect of the end of transitional business relief on small and medium-sized enterprises in (a) the Guildford Borough Council area, (b) the Waverley Borough Council area and (c) England.
(266913)
101
Margaret Moran (Luton South): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent discussions she has had with the Tenant Services Authority on its charging policy in respect of mobile consultations with tenants' associations.
(267059)
102
Margaret Moran (Luton South): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what plans she has to implement the recommendations made by the Law Commission on tenancies and tenants' right made in 2006.
(267142)
103
Margaret Moran (Luton South): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many empty homes have been brought back into use since the introduction of empty dwellings management orders.
(267143)
104
Margaret Moran (Luton South): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many empty dwellings management orders have been enforced in each local authority area to date.
(267144)
105
Margaret Moran (Luton South): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when she plans to publish the outcomes of her Department's review of finance for housing.
(267145)
106
Margaret Moran (Luton South): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment she has made of the effects on rates of (a) homelessness and (b) overcrowding in social rented stock.
(267146)
107
Margaret Moran (Luton South): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many tenants (a) took part in the Tenant Services Authority's (TSA) National Conversation and (b) visited the TSA's camper van.
(267147)
108
Margaret Moran (Luton South): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate she has made of the number of empty dwellings owned by banks and building societies in each year since 2000; and what her most recent estimate is of the number owned by building societies.
(267148)
109
Margaret Moran (Luton South): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate she has made of the Tenant Services Authority's expenditure on its National Conversation.
(267149)
110
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment she has made of the effects of the publication of local crime maps on trends in (a) house prices and (b) home insurance premiums.
(267154)
111
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which local authorities have (a) applied for, (b) been granted and (c) been refused (i) additional and (ii) selective houses in multiple occupation licensing powers.
(266744)
112
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what powers planning authorities have to prevent development of houses of multiple occupation.
(266745)
113
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what her Department's definition of a principal seaside town is; and whether this category is sub-divided.
(266822)
114
N
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what expenditure her Department has incurred on establishing the (a) Mortgage Rescue Scheme and (b) Homeowners Mortgage Support Scheme.
(266407)
115
N
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many registered social landlords there were in each of the last five years; and how many properties were owned by registered social landlords in each of those years.
(266514)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
116
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what his policy is on the digitisation of manuscripts held by the British Library; how many manuscripts held by the British Library have been digitised in the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(266971)
117
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps have been taken by (a) his Department and (b) its agency to improve the thermal efficiency of their buildings in the last 12 months.
(266754)
118
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent progress his Department has made towards the target of increasing its energy efficiency per square metre of its Estate by 15 per cent. by 2010, relative to 1999-2000 levels; and if he will make a statement.
(266884)
119
Philip Davies (Shipley): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent consideration the Government has given to a change in the regulatory powers of the Gambling Commission.
(267075)
120
Philip Davies (Shipley): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many people have been (a) extradited and (b) prosecuted as a result of the Gambling Commission's mystery shopping pilots in those countries which appear on his Department's White List of countries permitted to advertise gambling services in the UK in the last three years.
(267162)
121
Philip Davies (Shipley): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much it cost his Department to maintain its White List of countries permitted to advertise gambling services in the UK in each of the last three years.
(267166)
122
Mr Robert Flello (Stoke-on-Trent South): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will make an assessment of levels of use of blasphemous language in television programmes.
(266918)
123
Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, which provisions of primary legislation for which his Department is responsible enacted in each of the last 10 years have yet to be brought into force.
(266907)
124
Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the gross gaming yield was for the Tote in each of the last three years for which figures are available.
(267093)
125
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate he has made of the cost to his Department of measuring compliance with its targets under its public service agreements in the last 12 months for which figures are available.
(266569)
126
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate he has made of the (a) production and printing and (b) other costs to his Department of producing its most recent (i) departmental annual report and (ii) autumn performance report.
(266696)
127
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate he has made of the change in the annual cost to his Department of maintaining the empty public buildings owned by his Department as a result of the April 2008 changes to empty property rate relief.
(267141)
128
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether the Permanent Secretary of his Department has authorised expenditure on travel costs for the Parliamentary assistant to the Minister for the East of England in accordance with the circumstances envisaged in the Cabinet Secretary's letter to Permanent Secretaries of 2 December 2008.
(267155)
129
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer given on 22 January 2009, Official Report, columns 1584-5W, on St. George's Day, what recent representations he has received on the promotion of St. George's Day; and which (a) groups and (b) individuals submitted such representations.
(267016)
130
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 22 January 2009, Official Report, columns 1584-5W, on St. George's Day, how many items of correspondence his Department has received regarding St. George's Day since 13 January 2009.
(267017)
131
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what expenditure his Department has incurred on its Second Life website in the last 12 months.
(267022)
132
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking on the disposal of television sets which are not ready for the digital switchover; and what expenditure has been incurred on such steps to date.
(267023)
133
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many velodromes he has visited on official business in the last 12 months.
(267024)
134
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to help those on low incomes update television sets in preparation for the digital switchover.
(267025)
135
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate he has made of the number of households unable to receive Channel Five; and what steps his Department is taking to increase coverage.
(267026)
136
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate he has made of the number of those over the age of 60 years who have participated in his Department's free swimming initiative to date.
(267028)
137
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to increase the levels of exercise undertaken by those over the age of 60.
(267029)
138
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many swimming pools he has visited on official business in the last 12 months.
(267030)
139
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate he has made of the number of people who have visited a publicly-funded museum in the last 12 months.
(267031)
140
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many museums he has visited in an official capacity in the last 12 months.
(267032)
141
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to increase public awareness of his Department's free swimming initiatives.
(267033)
142
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to inform the public about the digital switchover.
(267034)
143
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent estimate he has made of the number of households fully prepared for the digital switchover.
(267035)
144
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much his Department has spent on advertising and communications relating to the digital switchover to date.
(267036)
145
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much and what proportion of its waste his Department recycled in (a) 2007 and (b) 2008.
(266775)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence
146
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many UK personnel have visited the Nevada test site in each year since 2002; and what the (a) dates and (b) purposes were of each joint UK/US experiment undertaken at the Nevada test site since January 2002.
(267151)
147
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department has adopted the Carbon Trust's Carbon Management Programme.
(266729)
148
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps have been taken by (a) his Department and (b) its agencies to improve the thermal efficiency of their buildings in the last 12 months.
(266755)
149
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent progress his Department has made towards the target of increasing its energy efficiency per square metre of its Estate by 15 per cent. by 2010, relative to 1999-2000 levels; and if he will make a statement.
(266883)
150
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he has taken to curb the local drug industry in Afghanistan.
(266891)
151
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what joint UK/US initiatives for which his Department is responsible are in place to tackle the production and distribution of drugs.
(266892)
152
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he last met the NATO Secretary General to discuss the EU-NATO relations as they relate to defence matters; and if he will make a statement.
(266893)
153
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the likely effects of France's re-integration into the military structure of NATO on future development of European Security and Defence Policy.
(266896)
154
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what role the Government is playing in the European Space Situational Awareness Project.
(266897)
155
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will assess the potential merits of pluriannual funding for a Military Erasmus programme from the European Security and Defence Policy budget.
(266898)
156
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which private security companies are employed by his Department in volatile countries; what the (a) duration and (b) monetary value is of each contract; and what local arrangements are in place to manage each contract.
(266901)
157
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the (a) required strength, (b) actual strength and (c) percentage shortfall in each trade of the Royal Air Force is.
(266932)
158
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many military chaplains there were in each of the armed services in each of the last five years.
(266933)
159
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many new referrals to each department of community mental heath there (a) were in 2008 and (b) have been to date in 2009.
(266934)
160
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many and what percentage of overseas (a) service family and (b) single living accommodation units there are in each condition grade in each country.
(266935)
161
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many and what percentage of (a) service family and (b) single living accommodation units in (i) England, (ii) Scotland, (iii) Wales and (iv) Northern Ireland is in each condition grade.
(266936)
162
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Lynx helicopters in each service were fitted with voice box recorders in each year since 2003.
(266937)
163
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) precision-guided munitions and (b) gravity bombs of each type have been dropped in Afghanistan by British (i) fixed-wing aircraft and (ii) unmanned aerial vehicles in each year since 2005.
(266938)
164
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the percentage shortfall of required spares for each helicopter type is in the (a) Army Air Corps, (b) Royal Navy and (c) Royal Air Force.
(266939)
165
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many security passes granting access to his Department's main building have been (a) lost and (b) stolen in each of the last 15 months.
(266940)
166
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many seaborne attacks by armed gangs (a) in the Persian Gulf, (b) in the vicinity of Umm Qasr and (c) near the Basra oil terminal have been recorded by his Department in each year since 2007.
(266941)
167
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on how many occasions he has visited each region of England in an official capacity in the last 15 months.
(266942)
168
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the (a) average and (b) highest number of days detached duty was for each Royal Air Force trade in the last 12 months.
(266943)
169
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the (a) required strength, (b) actual strength and (c) percentage shortfall is in each trade in the Royal Navy.
(266944)
170
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many overseas (a) service family and (b) single living accommodation units were in each condition grade in each year since 2001.
(266945)
171
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 10 March 2009, Official Report, column 236W, on Navy: deployment, what the outcome was of the conference in London held on 13 March on contingency options directed at countering arms smuggling into Gaza; and what decisions have been made on the UK's contribution to such operations.
(266919)
172
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the cost to his Department of measuring compliance with its targets under its public service agreements in the last 12 months for which figures are available.
(266568)
173
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the (a) production and printing and (b) other costs to his Department of producing its most recent (i) departmental annual report and (ii) autumn performance report.
(266697)
174
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the change in the annual cost to his Department of maintaining the empty public buildings owned by his Department as a result of the April 2008 changes to empty property rate relief.
(267135)
175
N
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what (a) capital and (b) maintenance expenditure his Department has incurred on standby diesel generators for back-up electricity supply of his Department's estate in each year since March 1997.
(266408)
176
Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the (a) trained, (b) actual strength and (c) numbers fit for duty requirement is for the Royal Navy's Submarine Service.
(267070)
177
Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when HMS Vanguard will return to full operational capacity.
(267071)
178
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Gibraltarian troops are serving in Afghanistan.
(267099)
179
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what financial assistance his Department has provided to Veterans Day events in each year since Veterans Day was introduced.
(266727)
180
N
Mr Robert Walter (North Dorset): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, by what date he expects the Defence College for Communication and Information Systems to have completed its transfer from Blandford Camp to St Athan.
(266459)
181
N
Mr Robert Walter (North Dorset): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many properties at Blandford Camp were surveyed as part of the Service Family Accommodation Review commissioned by his Department; and into which housing category such properties fall.
(266460)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change
182
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what estimate he has made of the annual staffing costs of his Department.
(266599)
183
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, whether his Department has a central strategy team.
(266600)
184
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, which public bodies have received funding from his Department since its establishment; and how much each (a) has received in 2008-09 and (b) has been allocated for each year from 2009-10 to 2013-14.
(266601)
185
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, for what public service agreements his Department has responsibility.
(266602)
186
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what the budget for the Hydrogen, Fuel Cell and Carbon Abatement Technologies Demonstration Programme is in each year from 2008-09 to 2013-14.
(266603)
187
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what steps his Department is taking to encourage investment in the development of clean fuel technologies.
(266604)
188
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what the reasons are for the time taken by the recruitment process for a permanent Chief Executive for the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority.
(266605)
189
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what steps he is taking to expedite the appointment of a permanent Chief Executive for the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority.
(266606)
190
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many candidates have been interviewed as part of the recruitment process for a permanent Chief Executive for the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority.
(266607)
191
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, whether a shortlist of candidates has been drawn up as part of the recruitment process for a permanent Chief Executive for the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority.
(266608)
192
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what the cost has been of the recruitment process for a permanent Chief Executive for the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority.
(266609)
193
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, when he expects a permanent Chief Executive for the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority to take up the appointment.
(266610)
194
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how much has been raised through the sale of renewables obligation certificates by central Government departments in each year of the scheme.
(266611)
195
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many renewables obligation certificates have been supplied to central Government departments in each year of the scheme.
(266612)
196
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how much was collected in (a) transmission use of systems and (b) distribution use of systems charges in each public electricity supplier area in each of the last five years.
(266618)
197
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many vacant posts at each Civil Service grade there were in his Department on 1 March 2009.
(266619)
198
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, by what date he expects all of his Department's staff to be based in his Department's offices.
(266620)
199
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many of his Department's staff were based in (a) his Department's London offices, (b) the London offices of the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform and (c) the London offices of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on 1 March 2009.
(266621)
200
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what the gas storage capacity of the UK was in each of the last 10 years.
(266622)
201
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what gas storage facilities he expects to become operational in each of the next 10 years; and what the capacity of each is expected to be.
(266623)
202
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what obligations there are on gas supply companies to provide gas storage facilities.
(266624)
203
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what his Department's budget is for (a) 2009-10 and (b) 2010-11.
(266625)
204
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what requests his Department has received under section 36 of the Electricity Act 1989 since its creation.
(266626)
205
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, for what electricity generating plants of each fuel type planning consent has been (a) sought and (b) granted in each of the last five years.
(266627)
206
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what projects for which his Department is responsible have undergone a gateway review in the last two years.
(266628)
207
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what estimate he has made of the proportion of UK (a) carbon dioxide and (b) other greenhouse gas emissions arising from (i) cars, (ii) buses, (iii) all road vehicles, (iv) trains, (v) aviation and (vi) shipping in each of the last 10 years.
(266631)
208
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what estimate he has made of the proportion of UK (a) carbon dioxide and (b) other greenhouse gas emissions arising from (i) domestic heating, (ii) domsetic air conditioning and (iii) domestic cooking appliances in each of the last 10 years.
(266632)
209
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, pursuant to the Answer of 26 February 2009, Official Report, column 933W, on the Warm Front scheme, when he expects his Department's review of the eligibility criteria for the Warm Front scheme to be concluded.
(266664)
210
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what the budget of the Met Office Hadley Centre is in each year from 2008-09 to 2013-14.
(266665)
211
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how much funding has been provided through phase two of the Low Carbon Buildings Programme in each year since the programme was established.
(266666)
212
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what funding the Government expects to provide to the Renewables Advisory Board in each of the next five financial years.
(266667)
213
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, whether his Department has lead responsibility for the Advisory Committee on Carbon Abatement Technologies.
(266668)
214
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what his most recent estimate is of the market value of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority sites at (a) Wylfa, (b) Bradwell and (c) Oldbury; and by what date he expects these sites to have been sold.
(266669)
215
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what his most recent estimate is of the cost to his Department of the Offshore Energy Strategic Environmental Assessment website.
(266670)
216
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, pursuant to the Answer of 12 February 2009, Official Report, column 2160W, on energy supply, for what reasons he does not plan to place in the Library a copy of (a) the agenda and (b) the minutes of the meeting he held with the main energy supply companies on 17 November 2008.
(266671)
217
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, with reference to the Answer to the hon. member for Fareham of 25 November 2008, Official Report, column 1463W, on departmental ICT, in what format the register which is to be replaced by the North Sea Licensing ICT project is held.
(266672)
218
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, with reference to the Answer to the hon. Member for Fareham of 25 November 2008, Official Report, column 1463W, on departmental ICT, how many staff in (a) his Department and (b) its agencies work on the (i) North Sea Licensing, (ii) Electricity Portal for electricity consents and (iii) Environmental emissions monitoring database ICT projects.
(266673)
219
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, with reference to the Answer to the hon. Member for Fareham of 25 November 2008, Official Report, column 1463W, on departmental ICT, on what date the (a) North Sea Licensing, (b) Electricity Portal for electricity consents and (c) Environmental emissions monitoring database ICT projects were commissioned.
(266674)
220
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, with reference to the Answer to the hon. Member for Fareham of 25 November 2008, Official Report, column 1463W, on departmental ICT, what the total monetary value is of the contracts to deliver the (a) North Sea Licensing, (b) Electricity Portal for electricity consents and (c) Environmental emissions monitoring database ICT projects.
(266675)
221
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, with reference to the Answer to the hon. Member for Fareham of 25 November 2008, Official Report, column 1463W, on departmental ICT, with which companies the Government has contracts to deliver the (a) North Sea Licensing, (b) Electricity Portal for electricity consents and (c) Environmental emissions monitoring database ICT projects.
(266676)
222
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, whether his Department has lead responsibility for (a) the Civil Nuclear Police Authority and (b) the UK Atomic Energy Authority.
(266677)
223
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many staff in (a) his Department and (b) its agencies (i) are classified as Government communicators and (ii) have access to the Government Communication Network.
(266678)
224
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what the monetary value of Warm Front installations was in each of the last five years; and what the monetary value was of Warm Front installations undertaken by Eaga and its subsidiaries.
(266679)
225
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many Warm Front installations there have been in each of the last five years; and how many were undertaken by Eaga and its subsidiaries.
(266680)
226
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, with which public affairs companies (a) the Carbon Trust and (b) the Energy Saving Trust entered into contracts in 2008.
(266681)
227
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how much the Government spent on nuclear fusion research (a) in the UK and (b) internationally in each of the last five years.
(266682)
228
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, on what dates (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department have met officials of (i) the Prime Minister's Strategy Unit and (ii) the Prime Minister's Delivery Unit to discuss energy and climate change policy.
(266713)
229
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many staff in his Department are engaged in work arising from his Department's interest in the Nuclear Trust.
(266714)
230
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, which external bodies were engaged by his Department to contribute to the design of the Department's logo; and what the monetary value was of each contract awarded for such work.
(266715)
231
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what estimate he has made of the tonnage of coal burnt in the UK in each year since 1990.
(266716)
232
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what proportion of the £910 million home energy saving fund announced on 11 September 2008 he expects to be spent in (a) 2008-09 and (b) 2009-10.
(266717)
233
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, by what date he expects the first payment from the £910 million home energy saving fund announced on 11 September 2008 to have been made.
(266718)
234
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what estimate he has made of the proportion of carbon dioxide emissions arising in the UK attributable to burning (a) coal and (b) gas in each year since 1990.
(266719)
235
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many staff in his Department are engaged in work arising from his Department's shareholding in Enrichment Holdings Limited.
(266722)
236
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what recent estimate he has made of the monetary value of the Government's shareholding in Enrichment Holdings Limited.
(266723)
237
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what recent estimate he has made of the UK's electricity supply capacity margin; and if he will make a statement.
(266724)
238
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what the average daily demand for gas was in the last year for which figures are available; and what the average daily demand for gas was in (a) winter and (b) summer months of that year.
(266730)
239
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, whether his Department has adopted the Carbon Trust's Carbon Management Programme.
(266737)
240
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what steps have been taken by his Department to improve the thermal efficiency of its buildings in the last 12 months.
(266757)
241
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, pursuant to the Answer of 9 March 2009, Official Report, column 59W, on the Warm Front scheme, what estimate he has made of the number of eligible households which are classified as being in fuel poverty.
(266768)
242
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, pursuant to the Answer of 9 March 2009, Official Report, column 56W, on energy: advisory services, what the address of each energy saving trust advice centre is.
(266769)
243
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what estimate he has made of the tonnage of coal used in electricity generation in the UK in each year since 1997.
(266770)
244
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what his role in the appointments of members of the board of (a) the Carbon Trust and (b) the Energy Savings Trust is.
(266771)
245
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what increase in costs to the national grid would result from the connection to the grid of a new electricity generation unit of (a) 1600 MW and (b) 1800 MW.
(266780)
246
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what recent assessment he has made of progress towards meeting the target of reducing Government estate carbon dioxide emissions by 12.5 per cent. by 2010-11, relative to 1999-2000 levels.
(266781)
247
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what recent assessment he has made of progress towards meeting the target of making the central Government estate carbon neutral by 2012.
(266782)
248
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how much revenue from licence fees was received by Ofgem in each of the last 10 years.
(266783)
249
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what recent assessment he has made of the work of the Committee on Radioactive Waste Management.
(266784)
250
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, if he will place in the Library a copy of the Nuclear Safety Advisory Committee's most recent annual report.
(266785)
251
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what recent assessment his Department has made of safety procedures at Sellafield.
(266786)
252
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, which independent organisations advise the Government on nuclear safety.
(266787)
253
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, which bodies are undertaking work formerly undertaken by the Nuclear Safety Advisory Committee.
(266788)
254
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Welwyn, Hatfield of 23 February 2009, Official Report, column 297W, on departmental public relations, with which public relations consultancies his Department has entered into contracts since it was established.
(266825)
255
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, pursuant to the Answer of 23 February 2009, Official Report, columns 294-5W, on coal: pollution control, on what date his Department committed £2.2 million to an oxy-fuel combustion carbon capture and storage project; how much has been spent to date; and if he will make a statement.
(266826)
256
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Romford of 23 February 2009, Official Report, column 305W, on natural gas: prices, if he will publish the data on (a) spot and (b) future wholesale gas prices collected during 2008.
(266827)
257
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Romford of 23 February 2009, Official Report, column 305W, on natural gas: prices, how many staff his Department employs to gather data on (a) spot and (b) future wholesale gas prices.
(266828)
258
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, pursuant to the Answer of 26 February 2009, Official Report, column 918W, on Community Energy Saving Programme, when he expects to publish the final order for the Community Energy Saving Programme; and when he expects this order to come into force.
(266829)
259
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what recent progress his Department has made towards the target of increasing its energy efficiency per square metre of its Estate by 15 per cent. by 2010, relative to 1999-2000 levels; and if he will make a statement.
(266881)
260
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, pursuant to the Answer of 12 February 2009, Official Report, column 2161W, on Environmental Transformation Fund, by what date he expects to sign the trust fund arrangement with the World Bank.
(267003)
261
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, pursuant to the Answer of 5 March 2009, Official Report, column 1805W, on Kingsnorth power station, what timetable has been set for (a) publication of the consultation document and (b) completion of the consultation process in respect of a new framework for coal-fired power stations.
(267004)
262
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, pursuant to the Answer of 5 March 2009, Official Report, column 1807W, on Warm Front scheme: lighting, on what assumptions calculations using the industry standard software of the carbon abatement accruing from the Warm Front scheme are based.
(267005)
263
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what recent assessment he has made of the likely effects on numbers of power stations of implementation of the EU Large Combustion Plants Directive in each of the next 10 years; and if he will make a statement.
(267008)
264
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what recent risk assessment his Department has undertaken in relation to hydrogen evolution in silos at Sellafield.
(267009)
265
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what proportion of electricity supplied to the Government Estate was drawn from combined heat and power sources classified as being of good quality in each of the last five years.
(267010)
266
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what indemnification arrangements have been agreed with the consortium appointed to run the National Nuclear Laboratory at Sellafield; if he will publish on his Department's website a copy of those agreements; and which other organisations bid for the National Nuclear Laboratory contract.
(266807)
267
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what estimate he has made of the (a) printing and production and (b) other costs to his Department of producing its forthcoming (i) departmental annual report and (ii) autumn performance report.
(266560)
268
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what estimate he has made of the cost to his Department of measuring compliance with its targets under its public service agreements since its inception.
(266561)
269
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what estimate he has made of the change in the annual cost to his Department of maintaining the empty public buildings owned by his Department and its predecessor as a result of the April 2008 changes to empty property rate relief.
(267072)
270
Martin Horwood (Cheltenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, who represents the Government on the governing body of the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility.
(266725)
271
Martin Horwood (Cheltenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, who represents the Government on the governing body of the Congo Basin Forest Fund.
(266726)
272
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what proportion of oil imported to the United Kingdom originated in Syria in each of the last five years.
(266947)
273
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, whether he has discussed energy policy with his Syrian counterpart; and if he will make a statement.
(267095)
274
Mr Mike Weir (Angus): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what the salary of the Chief Executive of the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority was in each of the last 10 years.
(267060)
275
Mr Mike Weir (Angus): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what the (a) final severance package and (b) pension arrangements were for the previous Chief Executive of the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority.
(267061)
276
Mr Mike Weir (Angus): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what the salary of the Chief Executive of British Nuclear Fuels plc was in each of the last 10 years.
(267062)
277
Mr Mike Weir (Angus): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what the (a) final severance package and (b) pension arrangements were for the previous Chief Executive of British Nuclear Fuels plc.
(267063)
278
Mr Mike Weir (Angus): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what the (a) final severance package and (b) pension arrangements were for the previous Chief Executive of the Nuclear Liabilities Fund.
(267064)
279
Mr Mike Weir (Angus): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what the salary of the Chief Executive of the Nuclear Research Advisory Council has been in each of the last 10 years.
(267065)
280
Mr Mike Weir (Angus): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what the (a) final departure package and (b) pension arrangements were for the previous Chief Executive of the Nuclear Research Advisory Council.
(267066)
281
Mr Mike Weir (Angus): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what the annual salary of the Chief Executive of the Defence Nuclear Safety Committee was in each of the last 10 years.
(267067)
282
Mr Mike Weir (Angus): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what the (a) final severance package and (b) pension arrangements were for the previous Chief Executive of the Defence Nuclear Safety Committee.
(267068)
283
Mr Mike Weir (Angus): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what the annual salary of the Chief Executive of the Nuclear Liabilities Fund was in each of the last 10 years.
(267069)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
284
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 2 March 2009, Official Report, column 1330W, on power stations: EC law, whether the Environment Agency plans to apply derogations for plants from the provisions of the EU Large Combustion Plant Directive.
(266663)
285
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps have been taken by his Department to improve the thermal efficiency of its buildings in the last 12 months.
(266766)
286
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent progress his Department has made towards the target of increasing its energy efficiency per square metre of its Estate by 15 per cent. by 2010, relative to 1999-2000 levels; and if he will make a statement.
(266882)
287
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 2 March 2009, Official Report, column 1330W, on power stations: EC law, whether his Department plans to make further provisions in relation to the operation of power stations to which derogations from the EU Large Combustion Plant Directive are applied.
(267006)
288
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 2 March 2009, Official Report, column 1330W, on power stations: EC law, which existing power stations decided to (a) operate within the emissions trading scheme under the National Emission Reduction Plan, (b) comply with emission limit values and (c) opt out by committing to limit their hours of operation.
(267007)
289
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many boilers installed under the Warm Front scheme in Bexleyheath and Crayford constituency have required repair on (a) one, (b) two, (c) three and (d) four or more occasions.
(266903)
290
N
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much was paid in export refunds for dairy products in each of the last five years.
(266458)
291
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the cost to his Department of measuring compliance with its targets under its public service agreements in the last 12 months for which figures are available.
(266567)
292
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the (a) production and printing and (b) other costs to his Department of producing its most recent (i) departmental annual report and (ii) autumn performance report.
(266695)
293
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the change in the annual cost to his Department of maintaining the empty public buildings owned by his Department as a result of the April 2008 changes to empty property rate relief.
(267134)
294
N
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what (a) capital and (b) maintenance expenditure his Department has incurred on standby diesel generators for back-up electricity supply of his Department's estate in each year since March 1997.
(266410)
295
N
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the flora and fauna of Tilbury marshes; what assessment he has made of the scientific value of the marshes; and if he will make a statement.
(266172)
296
N
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment has been made of the importance of the Tilbury marshes to the flood plain; and if he will make a statement.
(266173)
297
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the cost of training personnel to trap and vaccinate badgers under the injectable badger vaccine deployment project.
(266959)
298
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what amendments his Department proposed to the EU Directive on the Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals during its drafting.
(266960)
299
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what responsibilities have been assigned to the Minister for Animal Welfare in each of the last three years.
(266961)
300
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what funding his Department has provided to local authorities to fund the work of dog wardens in each of the last five years.
(266962)
301
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what guidance his Department has issued to local authorities on the provision of training in animal welfare to staff.
(266963)
302
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of stray dogs in each of the last five years.
(266964)
303
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Environment Agency is taking to investigate the circumstances of the spillage at Calor Gas's Canvey Island site on 25 October 2008.
(266774)
304
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the effect on carbon dioxide emissions of the quantity of used cooking oil sent to landfill in the last 12 months.
(266905)
305
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what his most recent estimate is of the level of UK food self-sufficiency; and if he will make a statement.
(266558)
306
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of changes to credit ratings for water supply companies in the last six months; what assessment he has made of the effect of such changes on the viability of such companies; and if he will make a statement.
(266912)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
307
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he plans to answer question 259021 on China, tabled on 25 February 2009; what the reason is for the time taken to answer; and if he will make a statement.
(266988)
308
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he (a) has taken and (b) plans to take steps at the United Nations with regard to the ambush and murder of two police officers in Israel on 15 March; and if he will make a statement.
(266989)
309
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received on the number of Israelis killed in terrorist attacks since 3 February 2009; and if he will make a statement.
(266990)
310
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received of incidents of anti-Semitism in Germany since December 2008; and if he will make a statement.
(266993)
311
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received of incidents of anti-Semitism in Hungary since January 2009; and if he will make a statement.
(266994)
312
Richard Burden (Birmingham, Northfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received on the arrest of Israel's former Deputy Prime Minister Naser Al-Shaer and other Palestinian parliamentarians in the West Bank; and if he will make a statement.
(266646)
313
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps have been taken by (a) his Department and (b) its agencies to improve the thermal efficiency of their buildings in the last 12 months.
(266758)
314
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent progress his Department has made towards the target of increasing its energy efficiency per square metre of its Estate by 15 per cent. by 2010, relative to 1999-2000 levels; and if he will make a statement.
(266880)
315
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his EU counterparts on a lasting resolution of the political status of Kosovo.
(266721)
316
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he expects Operation EULEX to reach full operational capacity.
(266815)
317
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make an assessment of public perceptions of Operation EULEX held by residents of Kosovo.
(266823)
318
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the political situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina; and what recent discussions on the matter have taken place at EU level.
(266824)
319
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what joint UK/USA initiatives are in place to tackle the production and distribution of drugs.
(266890)
320
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he last met the NATO Secretary General to discuss the NATO-EU relations; and if he will make a statement.
(266894)
321
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the use of private armed security companies in volatile countries.
(266895)
322
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the likelihood of the early arrest of Ratko Mladic; and if he will make a statement.
(266899)
323
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which private security companies are employed by his Department in volatile countries; what the (a) duration and (b) monetary value is of each contract; and what local arrangements are in place to manage each contract.
(266900)
324
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of media in Arab countries on extremist Islamic movements in the UK.
(266636)
325
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 2 March 2009, Official Report, column 1250W, on overseas trade: prices, on how many occasions Ministers in his Department attended meetings to discuss the withdrawal of support for the overseas price mechanism; which Ministers from his Department attended these meetings; and when the meetings were held.
(266920)
326
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 2 March 2009, Official Report, column 1250W, on overseas trade: prices, what assessment was made by his Department of the merits of the withdrawal of support for the overseas price mechanism; and if he will make a statement.
(266921)
327
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 12 March 2009, Official Report, column 625W, on departmental public expenditure, who the budget holders with devolved responsibility are; and if he will make a statement.
(266922)
328
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 10 March 2009, Official Report, columns 217-20W, on departmental public expenditure, what guidance has been given to budget holders with devolved responsibility on managing the funding implications of adverse exchange movements; and if he will place a copy of this guidance in the Library.
(266923)
329
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 12 March 2009, Official Report, column 625W, on departmental public expenditure, when the next quarterly review process is expected to be completed; and if he will place in the Library a copy of the most recent quarterly review.
(266924)
330
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate he has made of the cost to his Department of measuring compliance with its targets under its public service agreements in the last 12 months for which figures are available.
(266566)
331
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate he has made of the (a) production and printing and (b) other costs to his Department of producing its most recent (i) departmental annual report and (ii) autumn performance report.
(266694)
332
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate he has made of the change in the annual cost to his Department of maintaining the empty public buildings owned by his Department as a result of the April 2008 changes to empty property rate relief.
(267132)
333
N
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what (a) capital and (b) maintenance expenditure his Department has incurred on standby diesel generators for back-up electricity supply of his Department's estate in each year since March 1997.
(266409)
334
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Permanent Secretary of his Department has authorised expenditure on travel costs for the Parliamentary assistants to (a) the Minister for Yorkshire and the Humber and (b) the Minister for the East Midlands in accordance with the circumstances envisaged in the Cabinet Secretary's letter to Permanent Secretaries of 2 December 2008.
(267158)
335
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent progress has been made in oil exploration and hydrocarbon development in the Falkland Islands.
(266948)
336
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much revenue has been derived from the sale of fishing licences in the Falkland Islands in the last five years.
(266949)
337
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many times he has visited Syria on official business in the last three years; and what plans he has for further such visits.
(266952)
338
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions have been held with the US administration on (a) combating the Taliban and (b) troop levels in Afghanistan since January 2009.
(267077)
339
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many tourists have visited Syria from the United Kingdom in each of the last five years for which records are available.
(267094)
340
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department has taken to mitigate the risks of a future hurricane or storm event in the Cayman Islands.
(267098)
341
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the cost of maintaining RMS St Helena has been since it entered service in 1989.
(267101)
342
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many tourists visited St Helena in each of the last 10 years.
(267102)
343
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the annual per capita gross domestic product was of St Helena in each of the last 10 years.
(267103)
344
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department has taken to encourage the development of renewable energy sources in the Falkland Islands.
(267105)
345
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what targets have been established between his Department and the Falkland Islands government regarding power generation from wind turbines in the Falkland Islands over the next five years.
(267106)
346
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to increase tourism between the United Kingdom and the Falkland Islands.
(267107)
347
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what progress has been made in de-mining operations in the Falkland Islands.
(267108)
348
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many deaths have occurred from accidents involving land mines in the Falkland Islands in each of the last 20 years.
(267109)
349
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what records he holds on the number of violent crimes that have taken place in the Falkland Islands in each of the last five years.
(267110)
350
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what funding has been provided to the Falkland Islands government for the purposes of de-mining operations in the last five years.
(267111)
351
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much and what proportion of its waste his Department recycled in each of the last five years.
(266613)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
352
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of whether the partial-birth abortion procedure is practised in the UK; and if he will make a statement.
(266965)
353
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the Answer to the then hon. Member for Ilford North of 16 July 1996, Official Report, columns 494-6, on abortion, if he will make a statement on the statistically most likely candidate in (a) England and Wales and (b) each health authority for an abortion in the latest year for which figures are available in terms of (i) the marital status of the woman, (ii) the age of the woman, (iii) the gestation of the pregnancy, (iv) the number of previous children born by the woman, (e) the number of previous abortions undergone by the woman and (f) the legal grounds under which the abortion was performed; and how many abortions were performed in each health authority in each year since 1979, broken down by the above categories.
(266966)
354
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will place in the Library a copy of each document in his Department's file FPS 15/27 Unborn Children (Protection) Bill: Mr Ken Hargreaves; and if he will make a statement.
(266968)
355
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will place in the Library a copy of each document in his Department's file FPS 15/17 Unborn Children (Protection) Bill - (Mr Enoch Powell); and if he will make a statement.
(266969)
356
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will place in the Library a copy of each document in his Department's file CPO 2/4 10 Minute Rule Bill (Jo Richardson) NHS Act 1977 (Amendment) Bill; and if he will make a statement.
(266970)
357
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what files his Department holds on (a) the Termination of Pregnancy Bill of Session 2005-06 and (b) the Termination of Pregnancy Bill of Session 2006-07; and if he will make a statement.
(266972)
358
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many women in Scotland aged (a) 18, (b) 17, (c) 16, (d) 15, (e) 14, (f) 13 and (g) 12 years who had had an abortion in (i) 2006 and (ii) 2007 had had (A) one, (B) two, (C) three, (D) four and (E) five or more previous abortions.
(266976)
359
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many abortions were performed in Scotland under the Abortion Act 1967 as amended by section 37 of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990 where the unborn child was suffering from cleft (a) palate and (b) lip, broken down by (i) grounds for abortion, (ii) length of gestation and (iii) health authority in each of the last 15 years.
(266977)
360
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many abortions were performed in Scotland in the latest year for which figures are available, broken down by type of procedure.
(266978)
361
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many abortions have been performed in Scotland under the provisions of the Abortion Act 1967 in the last 30 years; and how many and what percentage of these abortions were performed in emergency to save the life of the mother.
(266979)
362
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many abortions have been performed within each health authority under the provisions of the Abortion Act 1967 in the last 30 years; and how many and what percentage of those abortions were performed in emergency to save the life of the mother.
(266980)
363
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many women in Scotland were referred by National Health Service GPs to the British Pregnancy Advisory Service for an abortion in each of the last four years for which figures are available, broken down by (a) age of the woman, (b) gestation of the pregnancy and (c) region of residence.
(266981)
364
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many early medical abortions were performed in Scotland by the British Pregnancy Advisory Service at the request of the National Health Service in each of the last four years, broken down by (a) age of the woman, (b) gestation of the pregnancy and (c) region of residence.
(266982)
365
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many girls in Scotland, aged (a) 12, (b) 13, (c) 14 and (d) 15 years of age had (i) one, (ii) two, (iii) three and (iv) four or more abortions in each of the last three years for which figures are available.
(266983)
366
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many late abortions were performed in pregnancies of 24 weeks or more in the latest year for which figures are available; how many and what percentage of those abortions were performed on each of the relevant legal grounds; and how many and what percentage of those abortions were performed by each of the six doctors who performed the largest number of such abortions.
(266984)
367
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the next edition of the Abortion Statistics will be published; and what the reasons are for the time taken to publish it.
(266985)
368
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many officials in his Department have responsibility for the (a) formulation and (b) implementation of policy on abortion, broken down by pay band; what relevant specialist qualifications each holds; what other posts each has held to date; and if he will make a statement.
(266986)
369
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department has adopted the Carbon Trust's Carbon Management Programme.
(266733)
370
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps have been taken by (a) his Department and (b) its agencies to improve the thermal efficiency of their buildings in the last 12 months.
(266759)
371
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent progress his Department has made towards the target of increasing its energy efficiency per square metre of its Estate by 15 per cent. by 2010, relative to 1999-2000 levels; and if he will make a statement.
(266879)
372
Mr Jonathan Djanogly (Huntingdon): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether (a) complete upper and lower dentures, (b) complete upper dentures only, (c) complete lower dentures only, (d) partial upper and lower acrylic dentures, (e) partial upper acrylic dentures only, (f) partial lower acrylic dentures only, (g) partial upper and lower cobalt chrome dentures, (h) partial upper cobalt chrome dentures only and (i) partial lower cobalt chrome dentures only have been provided under the NHS since the introduction of the new dental contract in April 2006.
(266741)
373
N
Frank Dobson (Holborn & St Pancras): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what criteria Monitor uses to assess applications for foundation status by NHS hospital trusts.
(266281)
374
N
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many members of staff from the NHS were absent from work for at least (a) 30, (b) 50 and (c) 99 days as a result of psychological illness in each of the last five years.
(266357)
375
N
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many staff have left the NHS as a result of psychological illness in each of the last five years.
(266358)
376
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the cost to his Department of measuring compliance with its targets under its public service agreements in the last 12 months for which figures are available.
(266565)
377
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the (a) production and printing and (b) other costs to his Department of producing its most recent (i) departmental annual report and (ii) autumn performance report.
(266693)
378
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the change in the annual cost to his Department of maintaining the empty public buildings owned by his Department as a result of the April 2008 changes to empty property rate relief.
(267133)
379
N
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what (a) capital and (b) maintenance expenditure his Department has incurred on standby diesel generators for back-up electricity supply of his Department's estate in each year since March 1997.
(266411)
380
Ms Sally Keeble (Northampton North): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many girls and young women aged between (a) 10 and 16, (b) 17 and 21, (c) 22 and 26 and (d) over 26 years have been hospitalised for alcohol-related conditions in each of the last five years.
(266812)
381
N
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for South Cambridgeshire of 10 March 2009, Official Report, column 377W, on hospitals: children, how many children aged (a) under 10 years and (b) 10 years and over were admitted to hospital with a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes in each year since 1997-98.
(265765)
382
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, on how many occasions his Department's website has been temporarily unavailable due to a technical problem in each year for which figures are available.
(266831)
383
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the Permanent Secretary of his Department has authorised expenditure on travel costs for the Parliamentary assistant to the Minister for the South West in accordance with the circumstances envisaged in the Cabinet Secretary's letter to Permanent Secretaries of 2 December 2008.
(267157)
384
Anne Milton (Guildford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much on average it has cost the NHS to perform a chlamydia test in (a) genito-urinary medicine clinics, (b) GP surgeries and (c) pharmacies in each of the last five years.
(266644)
385
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his most recent estimate is of the cost of the first five years of training for a dental student.
(266914)
386
Mrs Linda Riordan (Halifax): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make it his policy to abolish prescription charges for people with long-term conditions before the end of the present Parliament; and if he will make a statement.
(266910)
387
Mrs Linda Riordan (Halifax): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which medical conditions are considered to be long-term conditions in the context of Professor Ian Gilmore's review of prescription charges.
(267021)
388
Mrs Linda Riordan (Halifax): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what conditions provide grounds for exemption from prescription charges; when the list of such conditions was (a) first established and (b) last revised; and whether he expects further revisions to be made to the list in 2009.
(267074)
389
Mrs Linda Riordan (Halifax): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of (a) the number of people with cancer who will be exempted from prescription charges from April 2009 and (b) the cost to the NHS of exempting cancer patients from prescription charges in the 12 month period from April 2009.
(267083)
390
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people diagnosed with glaucoma there are in (a) Castle Point and (b) Essex.
(266593)
391
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much his Department has spent on (a) treatment of and (b) support for people diagnosed with glaucoma in (i) Castle Point and (ii) Essex county in the last 12 months.
(266594)
392
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated research on the effectiveness of anti-microbial infection control products which generate peracetic acid; and if he will make a statement.
(266772)
393
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of primary care trusts use products which generate peracetic acid to control healthcare-acquired infections.
(266773)
394
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make it his policy to establish a public inquiry into the transmission of hepatitis C and HIV through blood and blood products; and if he will make a statement.
(267049)
395
N
Derek Twigg (Halton): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients were treated in accident and emergency departments in England and Wales in each month since January 2007.
(263629)
396
N
Derek Twigg (Halton): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of people attending accident and emergency departments in the last 12 months who could have been treated by their GP, broken down by primary care trust.
(263630)
397
N
Derek Twigg (Halton): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of the main causes of infant mortality.
(263661)
398
Derek Twigg (Halton): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the National Burn Care Review Group last met.
(266806)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
399
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the availability of (a) anti-Semitic and (b) pro-Nazi publications in shops in London; and if she will make a statement.
(266973)
400
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many named day questions tabled to her Department during the current session have received a holding reply; how many are awaiting a substantive reply; and if she will make a statement.
(266991)
401
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to reduce the time taken by her Department to answer named day questions; and if she will make a statement.
(266992)
402
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the age is of the youngest person (a) whose DNA is retained and (b) whose profile is held on the national DNA database.
(266915)
403
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she has taken to ensure that (a) DNA samples of children aged under 10 years have been destroyed and (b) DNA profiles of children aged under 10 years have been removed from the national DNA database.
(266916)
404
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of the data held on the national DNA database relates to DNA samples taken by (a) police forces in Scotland, (b) police forces in England and Wales and (c) the Police Service of Northern Ireland.
(266917)
405
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department has adopted the Carbon Trust's Carbon Management Programme.
(266732)
406
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps have been taken by (a) her Department and (b) its agencies to improve the thermal efficiency of their buildings in the last 12 months.
(266749)
407
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent progress her Department has made towards the target of increasing its energy efficiency per square metre of its Estate by 15 per cent. by 2010, relative to 1999-2000 levels; and if she will make a statement.
(266889)
408
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many individuals were found to be carrying illegal (a) weapons and (b) drugs during stop and search procedures by the police in (i) Bexley and (ii) London in each of the last 10 years.
(266902)
409
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the cost to her Department of measuring compliance with its targets under its public service agreements in the last 12 months for which figures are available.
(266564)
410
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the (a) production and printing and (b) other costs to her Department of producing its most recent (i) departmental annual report and (ii) autumn performance report.
(266692)
411
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many children under the age of 10 years had details on the national DNA database on (a) 1 December 2008 and (b) 1 March 2009.
(266637)
412
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many children under the age of 10 years have had their details added to the national DNA database since December 2008.
(266638)
413
N
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what (a) capital and (b) maintenance expenditure her Department has incurred on standby diesel generators for back-up electricity supply of her Department's estate in each year since March 1997.
(266412)
414
N
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether people applying to become (a) police officers, (b) police community support officers and (c) police civilian staff are required to have a Criminal Records Bureau check.
(266171)
415
Sir Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to reply to the letter of 25 January 2009 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Yasmin.
(266559)
416
Mr John Leech (Manchester, Withington): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will provide funding to the Greater Manchester Police Authority to pay for policing the new electronic border operations centre in Wythenshawe.
(267073)
417
Margaret Moran (Luton South): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will publish the results of Operation Glover against organised criminal sexual exploitation.
(267015)
418
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many illegal wildlife items were seized in each of the last three years; and if she will make a statement.
(266953)
419
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will publish on her Department's website an abstract relating to each project licence granted under the Animals Act 1986 before 2005.
(266954)
420
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much her Department has allocated to the National Wildlife Crime Unit in each year since its inception.
(266955)
421
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much funding her Department has allocated to the National Extremism Tactical Co-ordination Unit in each year since its inception.
(266956)
422
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many proposals were made under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 to use animals in procedures in 2008; and how many of these proposals were accepted.
(266957)
423
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Syrian nationals have been granted indefinite leave to remain in the United Kingdom in each of the last five years.
(267096)
424
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the cost of the use in (a) pharmaceutical research and (b) other research areas of cynomolgus macaques born of captive bred parents.
(266908)
425
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the cost of using (a) F1 and (b) F2 primates in (i) pharmaceutical testing and (ii) other common areas of testing.
(266909)
426
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the (a) total cost and (b) cost per person to train UK workers to respond to a terrorist threat was in each of the last three years; and if she will make a statement.
(267050)
427
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the number of people trained to deal with a terror attack in (a) urban, (b) suburban and (c) rural areas; and if she will make a statement.
(267051)
428
Derek Twigg (Halton): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the levels of crime against domestic property in (a) Cheshire and (b) Halton constituency in the latest period for which figures are available.
(266808)
429
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much each police force spent on overt surveillance operations in each of the last five years.
(266581)
430
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much has been spent by each police force on (a) gathering and (b) storing (i) film and (ii) data on (A) protesters and (B) media coverage of protests in each of the last five years.
(266582)
431
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much and what proportion of its waste her Department recycled in (a) 2006-07 and (b) 2007-08.
(266778)
Questions to the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission
432
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, what recent progress the House of Commons has made towards the Government's target of increasing its energy efficiency per square metre of the Government Estate by 15 per cent. by 2010, relative to 1999-2000 levels; and if he will make a statement.
(266876)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills
433
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 11 March 2009, Official Report, column 545W, on higher education: anti-Semitism, what progress has been made in setting up the dedicated sub-group to the Cross Government Working Group against anti-Semitism; who the initial members of the sub-group will be; on what date the first meeting of the group is planned; and if he will make a statement.
(266987)
434
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what steps have been taken by (a) his Department and (b) its agencies to improve the thermal efficiency of their buildings in the last 12 months.
(266760)
435
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what recent progress his Department has made towards the target of increasing its energy efficiency per square metre of its Estate by 15 per cent. by 2010, relative to 1999-2000 levels; and if he will make a statement.
(266878)
436
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 10 February 2009, Official Report, column 1902W, on engineering: higher education, how many (a) masters level students and (b) doctoral students received funding for nuclear engineering courses in each of the last five years.
(267001)
437
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 10 February 2009, Official Report, column 1902W, on engineering: higher education, for how many (a) masters level and (b) doctoral nuclear engineering course places commencing in 2009 is funding available.
(267002)
438
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what research his Department has (a) evaluated and (b) commissioned on the (i) effectiveness of skills training courses and (ii) the proportion of those completing such courses who gain employment related to such training within 12 months of completion in the last five years.
(266805)
439
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for West Chelmsford of 17 March 2009, Official Report, columns 10-12W, on vocational training, how many businesses in (a) each region and (b) each London borough have signed the Skills Pledge.
(266578)
440
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what estimate he has made of the (a) production and printing and (b) other costs to his Department of producing its most recent (i) departmental annual report and (ii) autumn performance report.
(266691)
441
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what estimate he has made of the cost to his Department of measuring compliance with its targets under its public service agreements in the last 12 months for which figures are available.
(266710)
442
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, when he expects the National Internship Scheme to commence.
(266585)
443
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, which body will administer payments to businesses participating in the National Internship Scheme.
(266586)
444
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 19 January 2009, Official Report, columns 1165-6W, on work experience, what further progress has been made on implementing the national internship scheme; which organisations have agreed to take part; how many extra internships will be available at these organisations in 2009 compared to 2008; and how many places will be available in each local authority area.
(266590)
445
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, how much and what proportion of its waste his Department recycled in 2007-08.
(266662)
Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development
446
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps have been taken by his Department to improve the thermal efficiency of its buildings in the last 12 months.
(266761)
447
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent progress his Department has made towards the target of increasing its energy efficiency per square metre of its Estate by 15 per cent. by 2010, relative to 1999-2000 levels; and if he will make a statement.
(266877)
448
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what estimate he has made of the (a) production and printing and (b) other costs to his Department of producing its most recent (i) departmental annual report and (ii) autumn performance report.
(266690)
449
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what estimate he has made of the cost to his Department of measuring compliance with its targets under its public service agreements in the last 12 months for which figures are available.
(266709)
450
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what estimate he has made of the change in the annual cost to his Department of maintaining the empty public buildings owned by his Department as a result of the April 2008 changes to empty property rate relief.
(267125)
451
Martin Horwood (Cheltenham): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much his Department spent on overseas development assistance in respect of forestry research in (a) each year since 1999 and (b) 2009 on the latest date for which figures are available, broken down by expenditure type.
(266740)
452
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment he has made of progress in post-hurricane reconstruction efforts in the Cayman Islands following Hurricane Paloma.
(267100)
453
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether he plans to visit St Helena before reaching a decision on the possible construction on an airport on the island.
(267104)
454
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much and what proportion of its waste his Department recycled in 2007-08.
(266776)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Justice
455
N
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the policy of the National Offender Management Service is on appointing consultants from firms not approved by the Office of Government Commerce.
(266413)
456
N
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of consultancy contracts initiated by the National Offender Management Service were awarded to ASE Consulting Ltd in (a) 2006, (b) 2007 and (c) 2008.
(266414)
457
N
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will review the processes by which the National Offender Management Service appoints consultants to ensure efficiency.
(266415)
458
N
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much the National Offender Management Scheme spent on consultants in (a) 2006, (b) 2007 and (c) 2008.
(266416)
459
N
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average daily rate paid by his Department to consultants provided by ASE Consulting Ltd was in (a) 2006, (b) 2007 and (c) 2008; and what equivalent daily rate was paid for such consultants engaged by the National Offender Management Service in each year.
(266417)
460
N
Mr David Burrowes (Enfield, Southgate): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many times he has exercised his power to deduct funds from an offender's income support payments in the pursuance of enforcement of a (a) fine and (b) compensation order under section 24 of the Criminal Justice Act 1991 in each of the last five years.
(266406)
461
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether his Department has adopted the Carbon Trust's Carbon Management Programme.
(266731)
462
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps have been taken by (a) his Department and (b) its agencies to improve the thermal efficiency of their buildings in the last 12 months.
(266753)
463
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent progress his Department has made towards the target of increasing its energy efficiency per square metre of its Estate by 15 per cent. by 2010, relative to 1999-2000 levels; and if he will make a statement.
(266885)
464
Philip Davies (Shipley): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people were sentenced in magistrates' courts in the last year for which figures are available; and how many of those sentences were custodial.
(267047)
465
N
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people in custody under the age of 18 years were required to share living accommodation with other convicted persons over the age of 18 years for at least part of their time in custody in the last 12 months.
(266456)
466
N
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people under the age of 18 years were held in (a) custody, (b) junior detention centres, (c) prisons, (d) mental health units and (e) other secure units on the latest date for which figures are available.
(266457)
467
Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisons in England and Wales have an alcohol strategy.
(266595)
468
Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of suicides in prisons in England and Wales were committed by (a) foreign national prisoners and (b) foreign national prisoners held beyond the expiration of their sentence in each of the last 10 years.
(266596)
469
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the (a) production and printing and (b) other costs to his Department of producing its most recent (i) departmental annual report and (ii) autumn performance report.
(266689)
470
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the cost to his Department of measuring compliance with its targets under its public service agreements in the last 12 months for which figures are available.
(266708)
471
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the change in the annual cost to his Department of maintaining the empty public buildings owned by his Department as a result of the April 2008 changes to empty property rate relief.
(267126)
472
N
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether people applying to become (a) prison officers and (b) other prison service staff are required to have a Criminal Records Bureau check.
(266170)
473
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many Syrian nationals are serving sentences in prisons in England and Wales.
(267097)
474
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St Edmunds): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many visitors to prisons were (a) suspected of, (b) banned for and (c) arrested for smuggling drugs into prison in 2007-08; and how many such visitors were on closed visits as a result of smuggling drugs into prison.
(266832)
475
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what resources have been made available to meet the travel and accommodation costs of people living in Torbay for attendance at video conferencing facilities for hearings by (a) HM Courts Service and (b) the Legal Services Commission.
(267040)
476
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps have been taken by (a) HM Courts Service and (b) the Legal Services Commission to facilitate video links to hearings for people in Torbay; and how far anyone living in Torbay would be expected to travel to a video link by (i) HM Courts Service and (ii) the Legal Services Commission.
(267041)
477
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what (a) procedures and (b) policies his Department and the bodies it sponsors have put in place to minimise the amount spent on travel and accommodation by lawyers representing them at court hearings.
(267042)
478
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what procedures are in place to facilitate the attendance of litigants in person at administrative court hearings in circumstances where funding is not available from the Legal Services Commission.
(267043)
479
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what funds are available to HM Courts Service to facilitate the attendance at court hearings of litigants in person who do not have the means to pay for travel and accommodation.
(267044)
480
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many criminal convictions were obtained on the basis of evidence from film of protests stored by the police in each of the last five years.
(266580)
481
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much and what proportion of its waste his Department recycled in 2007-08.
(266779)
Questions to the Leader of the House
482
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Leader of the House, what her policy is on the circumstances under which the Government will provide time to debate private Members' Bills in Government time; and if she will make a statement.
(266974)
483
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Leader of the House, which private Members' Bills were taken up by a member of the Government when the Bills reached the second House in which they were to be considered in each session since 1997-98.
(266975)
484
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East): To ask the Leader of the House, how much and what proportion of its waste her Office recycled in each of the last five years.
(266598)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
485
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, who drafted the Guidance on the Termination of Pregnancy: The Law and Clinical Practice in Northern Ireland; which (a) individuals and (b) organisations were consulted prior to writing the Guidance; and if he will make a statement.
(266995)
486
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, when the Guidance on the Termination of Pregnancy: The Law and Clinical Practice in Northern Ireland will come into force; and if he will make a statement.
(266996)
487
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many abortions were performed on women in Northern Ireland on the grounds that (a) it was necessary to preserve the life of the woman and (b) there was a risk of real and serious adverse effect on her physical or mental health, which was either long-term or permanent in each of the last five years, broken down by health authority.
(266999)
488
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will include information on (a) counselling and (b) possible alternatives to abortion in the Guidance on the Termination of Pregnancy: The Law and Clinical Practice in Northern Ireland; and if he will make a statement.
(267000)
489
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether his Department has adopted the Carbon Trust's Carbon Management Programme.
(266736)
490
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps have been taken by (a) his Department and (b) its agencies to improve the thermal efficiency of their buildings in the last 12 months.
(266764)
491
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what recent progress his Department has made towards the target of increasing its energy efficiency per square metre of its Estate by 15 per cent. by 2010, relative to 1999-2000 levels; and if he will make a statement.
(266873)
492
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what estimate he has made of the (a) production and printing and (b) other costs to his Department of producing its most recent (i) departmental annual report and (ii) autumn performance report.
(266688)
493
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what estimate he has made of the cost to his Department of measuring compliance with its targets under its public service agreements in the last 12 months for which figures are available.
(266707)
494
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what estimate he has made of the change in the annual cost to his Department of maintaining the empty public buildings owned by his Department as a result of the April 2008 changes to empty property rate relief.
(267127)
495
Lady Hermon (North Down): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many members of the security services in Northern Ireland have had (a) a personal protection firearm licence revoked and (b) an application for a personal protection firearm licence refused in each of the last 12 months; and what assessment he has made of the level of security threat to members of the security services in the same period.
(266573)
496
N
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, with reference to the letter from the hon. Member for Thurrock of 12 March 2009, on donations by Irish citizens and bodies to Northern Ireland political parties, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to prohibit a registered political party in Great Britain from transferring or donating funds to a registered political party in Northern Ireland.
(266279)
497
N
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, with reference to the letter from the hon. Member for Thurrock of 12 March 2009, on donations by Irish citizens and bodies to Northern Ireland political parties, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to restrict the list of permissible donors to registered political parties in Northern Ireland to those who are (a) resident and (b) registered as electors in (i) the UK and (ii) the Irish Republic.
(266280)
498
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much and what proportion of its waste his Department recycled in each of the last five years.
(266616)
Questions to the Minister for the Olympics
499
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Minister for the Olympics, what recent progress her Office has made towards the Government's target of increasing its energy efficiency per square metre of the Government Estate by 15 per cent. by 2010, relative to 1999-2000; and if she will make a statement.
(266870)
Questions to the Prime Minister
500
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Prime Minister, what the cost to the public purse was of his recent visit to the United States of America.
(267078)
501
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Prime Minister, what discussions he has had with President Obama on troop levels in Iraq.
(267079)
502
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Prime Minister, what discussions he has held with President Obama on co-operation with the United States of America on the current global economic situation.
(267080)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Scotland
503
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what steps have been taken by his Department to improve the thermal efficiency of its buildings in the last 12 months.
(266765)
504
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what recent progress his Department has made towards the target of increasing its energy efficiency per square metre of its Estate by 15 per cent. by 2010, relative to 1999-2000 levels; and if he will make a statement.
(266872)
505
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what estimate he has made of the (a) production and printing and (b) other costs to his Department of producing its most recent (i) departmental annual report and (ii) autumn performance report.
(266686)
506
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what estimate he has made of the cost to his Department of measuring compliance with its targets under its public service agreements in the last 12 months for which figures are available.
(266706)
507
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what estimate he has made of the change in the annual cost to his Department of maintaining the empty public buildings owned by his Department as a result of the April 2008 changes to empty property rate relief.
(267128)
508
Mr Angus MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many (a) officials and (b) special advisers will accompany him on his forthcoming visit to China; and what budget has been allocated for the visit.
(267019)
509
Mr Angus MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what representations he received from the Scottish Council for Development and Industry on joining its forthcoming trade delegation to China.
(267020)
510
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how much and what proportion of its waste his Department recycled in each of the last five years.
(266615)
Questions to the Solicitor General
511
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Solicitor General, whether the Law Officers' Departments have adopted the Carbon Trust's Carbon Management Programme.
(266738)
512
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Solicitor General, what steps have been taken by the Law Officers' Departments and their agency to improve the thermal efficiency of its buildings in the last 12 months.
(266767)
513
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Solicitor General, what recent progress the Law Officers' Departments have made towards the target of increasing their energy efficiency per square metre of the Estate by 15 per cent. by 2010, relative to 1999-2000 levels; and if she will make a statement.
(266869)
514
Ms Sally Keeble (Northampton North): To ask the Solicitor General, how many times the five largest supermarket chains have been prosecuted for offences relating to the sale of alcohol in each of the last five years.
(266816)
515
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay): To ask the Solicitor General, if she will make it her policy to employ Treasury Counsel on a permanent basis rather than engaging them on a case by case basis with a view to reducing expenditure on legal fees.
(267045)
516
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay): To ask the Solicitor General, what provision has been made by the Treasury Solicitor to meet any professional negligence claims and complaints in each of the last three years; and what provision has been made for the next three years.
(267046)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport
517
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps have been taken by (a) his Department and (b) its agencies to improve the thermal efficiency of their buildings in the last 12 months.
(266762)
518
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent progress his Department has made towards the target of increasing its energy efficiency per square metre of its estate by 15 per cent. by 2010, relative to 1999-2000 levels; and if he will make a statement.
(266875)
519
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what consideration he has given to introducing a toll-free crossings trial at the Dartford Crossing.
(266643)
520
Michael Fabricant (Lichfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will meet the Chairman of the Office of the Rail Regulator to discuss the reliability of service on the Crewe-Euston route provided by London Midland; and if he will make a statement.
(266589)
521
Michael Fabricant (Lichfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the reliability of the London Midland train service on the Crewe-Euston route on (a) weekdays and (b) Sundays.
(266789)
522
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the (a) production and printing and (b) other costs to his Department of producing its most recent (i) departmental annual report and (ii) autumn performance report.
(266687)
523
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the cost to his Department of measuring compliance with its targets under its public service agreements in the last 12 months for which figures are available.
(266705)
524
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the change in the annual cost to his Department of maintaining the empty public buildings owned by his Department as a result of the April 2008 changes to empty property rate relief.
(267139)
525
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he expects the road works on the M3 between the M25 junction 4 to be completed; for what reasons the works were undertaken; and what estimate he has made of the cost of the works.
(267084)
526
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many times the elevated section of the M4 in London is scheduled to be closed at night in 2009.
(267085)
527
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the cost of road works undertaken on the A316 in 2008-09; and for what reasons such works were undertaken.
(267086)
528
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much has been collected in speeding fines imposed for violations of the 50 miles per hour limit around the roadworks on the M3 in the last 12 months.
(267087)
529
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he expects works on the elevated section of the M4 in London to be completed.
(267150)
530
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many personnel trained in animal welfare are employed by the Highways Agency to assist traffic officers in road incidents involving injured animals.
(266950)
531
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the number of animals killed on main roads in England in each of the last five years.
(266958)
532
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many deaths there were resulting from traffic related incidents in 30 miles per hour zones in (a) Castle Point and (b) Essex in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(267052)
533
N
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much his Department spent on consultants in respect of proposals to widen motorways (a) in total and (b) in each region in each of the last 11 years.
(266436)
534
N
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much his Department spent on consultants in respect of proposals to widen stretches of the M25 in each of the last 11 years.
(266462)
535
N
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to award contracts for the next phase of the widening of the M25.
(266463)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Wales
536
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, whether his Department has adopted the Carbon Trust's Carbon Management Programme.
(266734)
537
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what steps have been taken by (a) his Department and (b) its agencies to improve the thermal efficiency of their buildings in the last 12 months.
(266756)
538
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what recent progress his Department has made towards the target of increasing its energy efficiency per square metre of its Estate by 15 per cent. by 2010, relative to 1999-2000 levels; and if he will make a statement.
(266871)
539
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what estimate he has made of the (a) production and printing and (b) other costs to his Department of producing its most recent (i) departmental annual report and (ii) autumn performance report.
(266684)
540
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what estimate he has made of the cost to his Department of measuring compliance with its targets under its public service agreements in the last 12 months for which figures are available.
(266703)
541
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what estimate he has made of the change in the annual cost to his Department of maintaining the empty public buildings owned by his Department as a result of the April 2008 changes to empty property rate relief.
(267130)
542
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how much and what proportion of its waste his Department recycled in each of the last five years.
(266614)
Questions to the Minister for Women and Equality
543
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Minister for Women and Equality, whether the Government Equalities Office has adopted the Carbon Trust's Carbon Management Programme.
(266739)
544
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Minister for Women and Equality, what steps have been taken by the Government Equalities Office to improve the thermal efficiency of its buildings in the last 12 months.
(266748)
545
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Minister for Women and Equality, what recent progress her Office has made towards the Government's target of increasing its energy efficiency per square metre of the Government Estate by 15 per cent. by 2010, relative to 1999-2000 levels; and if she will make a statement.
(266867)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
546
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department has adopted the Carbon Trust's Carbon Management Programme.
(266735)
547
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps have been taken by (a) his Department and (b) its agencies to improve the thermal efficiency of their buildings in the last 12 months.
(266763)
548
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent progress his Department has made towards the target of increasing its energy efficiency per square metre of its Estate by 15 per cent. by 2010, relative to 1999-2000 levels; and if he will make a statement.
(266874)
549
N
Julia Goldsworthy (Falmouth & Camborne): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of raising the income level at which a household no longer receives full council tax benefit (a) to £174 for a single person between the ages of 60 and 74 and (b) to £177 for a single person aged over 75 years.
(266519)
550
N
Julia Goldsworthy (Falmouth & Camborne): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of raising the income level at which a household no longer receives full council tax benefit to £116 a week for (a) a single person aged under 25 years, (b) a single person aged over 25 years and (c) a couple of working age.
(266520)
551
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the (a) production and printing and (b) other costs to his Department of producing its most recent (i) departmental annual report and (ii) autumn performance report.
(266683)
552
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the cost to his Department of measuring compliance with its targets under its public service agreements in the last 12 months for which figures are available.
(266702)
553
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the change in the annual cost to his Department of maintaining the empty public buildings owned by his Department as a result of the April 2008 changes to empty property rate relief.
(267131)
554
Kerry McCarthy (Bristol East): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness in reducing child poverty of the measures introduced in the 2008 Budget.
(267038)
555
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people have received benefits as a result of obesity in each of the last five years.
(266641)
556
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what percentage of housing benefit was paid directly to landlords in each of the last 12 months.
(266728)
557
N
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment the Health and Safety Executive has made of the risk of a spillage at the Canvey Island Calor Gas site igniting.
(265734)
558
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many Jobcentre Plus offices (a) have closed in the last 12 months and (b) are scheduled for closure; what the reason for closure is in each case; and if he will make a statement.
(266592)
559
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average total benefit received per household was in (a) Castle Point and (b) Essex in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(267053)
560
N
Derek Twigg (Halton): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people who have made overpayments to the Child Support Agency are waiting for a refund; and how many have been waiting for a refund for longer than (a) one month, (b) three months, (c) six months and (d) one year.
(263628)
561
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much and what proportion of its waste his Department recycled in 2007-08.
(266777)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
562
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate she has made of business rates as a proportion of turnover for (a) independent high street retail outlets, (b) chain high street retail outlets and (c) out-of-town supermarkets.
[Transferred] (266591)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
563
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the Statement during the Prime Minister's address to the US Congress that the UK would work with the United States of America to reduce stockpiles of nuclear weapons, what steps the Government is taking to achieve that objective.
[Transferred] (267081)
564
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the Statement during the Prime Minister's address to the US Congress that Iran should cease its threats and suspend its nuclear programme, what steps the Government is taking to secure this objective.
[Transferred] (267082)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
565
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many blind people there are in the constituencies of (a) Pendle, (b) Burnley, (c) Ribble Valley, (d) Blackburn, (e) Hyndburn and (g) Rossendale and Darwen.
[Transferred] (266809)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
566
Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) adult and (b) young offender foreign national prisoners were held in prison under immigration powers beyond the expiration of their sentence in each of the last 10 years.
[Transferred] (266597)
567
Ms Sally Keeble (Northampton North): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) off licences and (b) on-licences have been convicted for offences related to the sale of alcohol in each of the last five years.
[Transferred] (266813)
568
Ms Sally Keeble (Northampton North): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) women and (b) men have been convicted of alcohol-related offences in each of the last five years.
[Transferred] (266817)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills
569
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, how many complaints (a) the Patent Office and (b) his Department have received on the (i) registration and (ii) administration of patents since 1997; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (266814)

 
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