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Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Monday 30 March 2009

Notes:
* Indicates a Question for Oral Answer.
+ Indicates a Question not included in the random selection process but accepted because the quota for that day had not been filled.
[N] Indicates a Question for Written Answer on a named day, i.e. the Member has indicated under S.O. No. 22(4) the day on which he wishes the Question to be answered.
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Questions for Oral or Written Answer
beginning on Monday 30 March 2009
(the 'Questions Book')

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Monday 30 March 2009


This paper contains only Written Questions for answer on Monday 30 March of which previous notice has been given in the Notices of Questions paper. They are arranged in alphabetical order of answering Department.

For other Written Questions for answer on Monday 30 March of which no previous notice has been given, see the Order Paper.

For Written and Oral Questions for answer after Monday 30 March see Part 2 of this paper.


Questions to the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform
1
N
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what discussions his Department has had with (a) UK Financial Investments and (b) the management of the Royal Bank of Scotland on its marketing (i) strategy and (ii) agency arrangements; and if he will make a statement.
(267780)
2
N
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, on what dates the Secretary of State has met Sir Martin Sorrell since he took up his office.
(267781)
3
N
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what contracts his Department has awarded to Clemmow Hornby Inge Partners since 1 January 2007; and on what dates (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department have met representatives of Clemmow Hornby Inge Partners since that date.
(267847)
4
N
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, pursuant to the Answer of 10 March 2009, Official Report, columns 397-8W, on Saudi Arabia: arms trade, whether there is any extant cover for (a) the Salam Project and (b) any other BAE Systems' military sales to Saudi Arabia; and if he will make a statement.
(267772)
5
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what his latest estimate is of his Department's capital expenditure in (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10, (c) 2010-11 and (d) 2011-12; and if he will make a statement.
(268112)
6
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what steps the Government is taking to assist small businesses to overcome short-term cashflow problems.
(266659)
7
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what the cost of replacing lost or stolen property from his Department was in the last 12 months.
(268036)
8
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, pursuant to the Answer of 17 March 2009, Official Report, column 1128W, on the economic situation, what expenditue under that budgetary headings his Department incurred in realtion to each of its Department's three summits on the economic situation held at 1 Victoria Street since January 2009.
(268173)
9
N
Hon Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, whether he expects a resident labour market test to apply to the movement of workers under mode 4 of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade.
(267774)
Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
10
N
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what value for money assessment (a) his Department and (b) UK Financial Investments carried out before the Royal Bank of Scotland awarded its retail advertising account to Clemmow Hornby Inge partners.
(267779)
11
N
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what contracts his Department has awarded to Clemmow Hornby Inge Partners since 1 January 2007; and on what dates (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department have met representatives of Clemmow Hornby Inge Partners since that date.
(267848)
12
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department has taken to ensure compliance with section 26 of Appendix A to the document on the UK Asset Protection Scheme; and if he will make a statement.
(268078)
13
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department has taken to ensure compliance with section 28 of Appendix A to the document on the UK Asset Protection Scheme; and if he will make a statement.
(268079)
14
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many tax avoidance investigations have been launched as a result of disclosure under the Asset Protection Scheme; and if he will make a statement.
(268082)
15
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many documents his Department received from (a) Lloyds Banking Group and (b) RBS as a result of their participation in the Asset Protection Scheme; and if he will make a statement.
(268083)
16
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what percentage of Asset Protection Scheme assets are held in foreign currency denominations; and if he will make a statement.
(268084)
17
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his most recent estimate is of the monetary value of assets held in the Asset Protection Scheme by currency; and if he will make a statement.
(268085)
18
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent estimate he has made of the cost of the assignment and transfer of assets into the Asset Protection Scheme by (a) Lloyds Banking Group and (b) RBS; and if he will make a statement.
(268086)
19
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent estimate he has made of the administration costs of the Asset Protection Scheme in 2008-09; and if he will make a statement.
(268087)
20
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many full-time equivalent employees of HM Revenue and Customs are working with (a) Lloyds Banking Group and (b) RBS.
(268088)
21
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the average duration of the assets placed in the Asset Protection Scheme by (a) Lloyds Banking Group and (b) RBS is; and if he will make a statement.
(268089)
22
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, within what period it was agreed with (a) Lloyds Banking Group and (b) RBS that they would provide a quarterly statement of all loses and recoveries in respect of the triggered assets; and if he will make a statement.
(268090)
23
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has provided (a) Lloyds Banking Group and (b) RBS with consent to credit hedge in respect of the Residual Amount in the Asset Protection Scheme; and if he will make a statement.
(268091)
24
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish details of the hedging strategies entered into with (a) Lloyds Banking Group and (b) RBS to cover non-sterling denominated assets in the Asset Protection Scheme; and if he will make a statement.
(268092)
25
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his latest estimate is of his Department's capital expenditure in (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10, (c) 2010-11 and (d) 2011-12; and if he will make a statement.
(268128)
26
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps the Government is taking to provide assistance for car finance businesses during the economic downturn.
(266660)
27
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will request UK Financial Investments to take steps to cancel the private security agreement paid by the Royal Bank of Scotland for the private home of Sir Fred Goodwin.
(268111)
28
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to answer Question 256549 tabled on 29 January 2009 by the hon. Member for Portsmouth South on tax credit; and what the reasons are for the time taken to answer.
(267908)
29
Sir Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to reply to the letter to him of 18 February 2009 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regards to Mr Christian Callaghan-Newsham.
(268029)
30
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the Answer of 21 July 2008, Official Report , column 716W, on Departmental ICT, for what reasons his Department's IT systems and services are not accredited as conforming to the ISO 27001 standard; and what assessment he has made of the effect on data security of compliance with the standard.
(268140)
31
N
Andrew Selous (South West Bedfordshire): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to reply to the letter of 1 December 2008 from the hon. Member for South West Bedfordshire regarding his constituent, Mr Brumwell.
(267707)
32
N
Sir Peter Viggers (Gosport): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what definition of success fee was used by his Department in its discussions with Goldman Sachs on the taking into temporary public ownership of Northern Rock.
(267583)
33
N
Sir Peter Viggers (Gosport): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what due diligence work was carried out in relation to (a) Northern Rock and (b) Northern Rock's loan book prior to taking the bank into temporary public ownership.
(267584)
34
N
Mr Charles Walker (Broxbourne): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will increase the £30,000 tax free limit for redundancy payments.
(267852)
35
N
Mr Mike Weir (Angus): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations the Government received from TNT in respect of the UK tax regime between 1997 and 2003.
(267527)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families
36
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what his latest estimate is of his Department's capital expenditure in (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10, (c) 2010-11 and (d) 2011-12; and if he will make a statement.
(268114)
37
Philip Davies (Shipley): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what proportion of time taken training new teachers is spent on training on equality and diversity matters.
(268167)
38
N
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, pursuant to the Answer of 24 March 2009, Official Report, columns 221-2W on local government: disclosure of information, how many people have contacted Ofsted's National Business Unit anonymously in each of the last four years; how many Ofsted investigators have been investigated as a result; and if he will make a statement.
(267787)
39
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what the cost of replacing lost or stolen property from his Department was in the last 12 months.
(268038)
40
Kelvin Hopkins (Luton North): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, pursuant to the Answer of 11 December 2008, Official Report, columns 279-80W, on sixth form education, whether the changes to the Decision Makers' guidance in relation to new school sixth forms were implemented in February 2009.
(268021)
41
N
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what steps (a) his Department and (b) trading standards have taken to prevent sales of video games to those under age.
(267890)
42
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how much his Department has spent on funding Sure Start centres in Tamworth constituency since 1997.
(267975)
43
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how much his Department spent on average per pupil in primary education in (a) Tamworth constituency, (b) Staffordshire and (c) England in each of the last five years.
(267976)
44
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many childcare places there were in Tamworth constituency in (a) 1997 and (b) 2008.
(268005)
45
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, which private companies have been contracted to work on the (a) development and (b) implementation of the ContactPoint database in each year since 2005; and if he will make a statement.
(268066)
46
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what guidance his Department issues to local authorities on the provision of training for the staff of children's services in respect of autism.
(268160)
47
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what the average age at which a child receives a diagnosis of autism was in the latest period for which figures are available.
(268161)
48
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, which organisations have been allocated funding through the Aiming High for Disabled Children programme.
(268032)
49
Mr Brooks Newmark (Braintree): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many serious case reviews there have been regarding the death of a child in Essex in each of the last 10 years.
(268004)
50
Mr Brooks Newmark (Braintree): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many children in (a) Braintree, (b) Essex and (c) England received free school meals in each year since 1997.
(268034)
51
N
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what estimate he has made of the number of local authorities which permit the teaching of non-belief in schools as part of the religious education curriculum.
(267777)
Questions to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
52
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the Government's response to the National Audit Office report on Capacitybuilders and Futurebuilders.
(267957)
53
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what his latest estimate is of his Department's capital expenditure in (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10, (c) 2010-11 and (d) 2011-12; and if he will make a statement.
(268113)
54
N
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what estimate the Office for National Statistics has made of the number of births in each of the years from 2008 to 2031 inclusive; and what estimate it has made of the number of those accounted for by net migration.
(267778)
55
Nick Harvey (North Devon): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what access independent security assessors appointed to review the security function of his Department have to his Department's premises.
(267978)
56
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what the cost of replacing property lost or stolen from the Prime Minister's Office was in each year since 1997.
(268163)
57
Anne Milton (Guildford): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how many death certificates included the words pressure sores in each of the last five years.
(268015)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
58
N
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether planning policy statement 6 relating to sequential tests applies to new NHS facilities.
(267705)
59
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what her latest estimate is of her Department's capital expenditure in (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10, (c) 2010-11 and (d) 2011-12; and if she will make a statement.
(268115)
60
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many road traffic accidents which resulted in a person requiring extrication from a vehicle the Fire and Rescue Service attended in (a) each fire authority area and (b) each region in each of the last three years.
(268044)
61
N
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will adjust the small business rate multiplier for 2009-10 to ensure that it is not increased above the rate of inflation.
(267783)
62
Sir Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when she plans to reply to the letter to her of 26 January 2009 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regards to Ms K Dowling.
(268028)
63
N
Anne Milton (Guildford): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many responses have been received to the South East Plan Consultation (a) in total and (b) from people in Guildford.
(267691)
64
Anne Milton (Guildford): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many responses to its consultation on Traveller sites the South East England Regional Assembly has rejected because the views in the response are considered by the Assembly to be discriminatory.
(268153)
65
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what expenditure under what budgetary headings her Department incurred in relation to its Arms-Length Bodies in Finance Network event on 4 December 2008.
(267941)
66
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what expenditure under what budgetary headings her Department incurred in relation to the meeting of the Regional Ministers Economic Delivery Group on 8 December 2008.
(267942)
67
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the cost of her Department's Housing and Planning Expert Panels Seminar held on 26 September 2008 was, broken down by category of expenditure.
(267981)
68
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what expenditure under what budgetary headings her Department incurred in relation to its Regional Ministers Economic Delivery Group held on 17 November 2008; and if she will provide a breakdown of the costs.
(267982)
69
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what expenditure under what budgetary headings her Department incurred in relation to its Housing Roundtable seminar held on 26 and 27 February 2009.
(267988)
70
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what expenditure under what budgetary headings her Department incurred in relation to its Regeneration in Recession seminar held on 18 February 2009.
(267989)
71
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what expenditure under what budgetary headings her Department incurred in relation to its Regional Minister Economic Delivery Group meeting on 9 February 2009.
(267990)
72
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what expenditure under what budgetary headings her Department incurred in relation to its Homeowner Mortgage Support Scheme development workshop held on 5 February 2009.
(267991)
73
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what expenditure under what budgetary headings her Department incurred in relation to its Planning and the Economy workshop held on 28 January 2009.
(267992)
74
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what expenditure under what budgetary headings her Department incurred in relation to its Migration and Economic Downturn seminar held on 23 January 2009.
(267993)
75
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what expenditure under what budgetary headings her Department incurred in relation to its Home Builders Federation seminar held on 7 January 2009.
(267994)
76
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what expenditure under what budgetary headings her Department incurred in relation to its regional improvement efficiency partnerships worklessness event held on 24 November 2008.
(267995)
77
Mr Charles Walker (Broxbourne): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what research her Department has undertaken on market demand for (a) code level 6 and (b) zero-carbon homes; and if she will make a statement.
(267906)
78
Mr Charles Walker (Broxbourne): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate her Department has made of the cost to developers of achieving code levels (a) 4, (b) 5 and (c) 6 in the Code for Sustainable Homes; and if she will make a statement.
(267931)
79
Mr Charles Walker (Broxbourne): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether the Government is on target to meet its aspiration of building three million new homes by 2020; and if she will make a statement.
(267979)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
80
Mr Clive Betts (Sheffield, Attercliffe): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what guidance his Department plans to issue to unitary authorities created under the Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007 on consulting on licensing policies.
(268093)
81
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what his latest estimate is of his Department's capital expenditure in (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10, (c) 2010-11 and (d) 2011-12; and if he will make a statement.
(268116)
82
Ann Coffey (Stockport): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions he has had with representatives of press and broadcasting organisations on the future of weekly and regional newspapers; and if he will make a statement.
(268164)
83
N
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when he expects a revised code on advertising video games to be published.
(267889)
84
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 3 March 2009, Official Report, column 1406W, on the economic situation, what expenditure his Department incurred under each budget heading in respect of its Creative Economy Programme Ministerial Steering Board meeting held in December 2008.
(267998)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence
85
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his latest estimate is of his Department's capital expenditure in (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10, (c) 2010-11 and (d) 2011-12; and if he will make a statement.
(268117)
86
Nick Harvey (North Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what security checks his Department undertakes on independent security assessors appointed to positions in (a) the Cabinet Office and (b) other departments.
(267977)
87
N
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many warheads have typically been deployed at sea on Trident submarine patrols since 1997.
(266840)
88
N
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the typical duration of mid-life Trident submarine refits has been since 1997.
(266841)
89
N
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the probable duration of major ballistic missile submarine refits when no mid-life refuelling of the reactor is required.
(266842)
90
N
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the (a) missile launch tubes and (b) missile compartments in UK and US ballistic missile submarines have conformed to a common design since the adoption by the UK of a submarine-based nuclear deterrent.
(267582)
91
N
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the out-of-service dates are for each mine countermeasures vessel; and what the projected in-service dates are for each successor vessel.
(267788)
92
N
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for which (a) Royal Navy and (b) Royal Fleet Auxiliary vessels orders have been placed since May 1997.
(267789)
93
N
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the planned future numbers are of Royal Navy (a) destroyers, (b) frigates and (c) attack submarines.
(267790)
94
N
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Royal Navy personnel were engaged on land in (a) Afghanistan and (b) Iraq on the latest date for which figures are available.
(267791)
95
N
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the crew totals are for (a) Astute and (b) Trafalgar-class submarines, (c) Type 45 and (d) Type 42 destroyers, (e) current aircraft carriers, (f) future aircraft carriers, (g) future surface combatants and (h) Type 23 frigates.
(267792)
96
Bob Russell (Colchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many civilian places are available each week on the RAF aircraft services between the UK and the Falklands Islands.
(267937)
97
Bob Russell (Colchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on how many occasions in each of the last three years flights between the UK and the Falklands Islands were cancelled because weather conditions prevented aircraft from landing on Ascension Island.
(267938)
98
Bob Russell (Colchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what alternative routes between the UK and the Falkland Islands are available in the event of a closure to aircraft of Ascension Island.
(267939)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change
99
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what his latest estimate is of his Department's capital expenditure in (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10, (c) 2010-11 and (d) 2011-12; and if he will make a statement.
(268118)
100
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what arrangements have been put in place for nuclear plant operators to set aside ring-fenced financial provision for the long-term onsite storage of spent fuel discharged from licensed reactors; and which regulator is responsible for ensuring necessary encapsulation of spent fuel at site is carried out.
(268061)
101
N
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, under what circumstances biogas production is eligible for renewables obligation certificates.
(267530)
102
N
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, if he will re-assess his estimate of the rate of global warming to take account of data demonstrating that the 2008-09 winter was the coldest in the UK for almost 20 years.
(267253)
103
Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, which circulator pumps sold in the UK have an A rated energy label.
(268149)
104
Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what information his Department has gathered for benchmarking purposes of the percentage of circulator pumps installed in domestic properties with an A rated energy label in (a) Denmark and (b) Germany.
(268150)
105
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, pursuant to the Answer of 10 March 2009, Official Report, column 404W, on the economic situation, what expenditure under each budget heading his Department incurred in the meeting of energy and oil Ministers in London on 18 and 19 December 2008.
(267996)
106
N
Graham Stringer (Manchester, Blackley): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, if he will bring forward proposals to protect the national grid from extreme solar weather events.
(267658)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
107
N
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent estimate he has made of the average income of a sheep farmer.
(267849)
108
N
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of sheep farmers who had an income of less than £10,000 in the last year for which figures are available.
(267850)
109
N
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of dairy farmers in England in 2008.
(267851)
110
N
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what guidance his Department has issued to local authorities on the production of biogas from municipal waste; and if he will make a statement.
(267529)
111
Nick Harvey (North Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what proportion of famers in (a) North Devon constituency, (b) the South West and (c) nationally whose countryside stewardships have been completed have entered Natural England's Higher Level Stewardship Scheme.
(267940)
112
Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate his Department has made of the effect on the level of UK carbon dioxide emissions of the replacement of traditional light bulbs by energy efficient light bulbs in (a) domestic and (b) non-domestic properties.
(268151)
113
N
Mr James Paice (South East Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 23 March 2009, Official Report, columns 44-6W, on bovine tuberculosis, for how many head of cattle he has budgeted for compensation payments for reactors and contact animals in 2009-10.
(267468)
114
Mr James Paice (South East Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many animals of each species were disposed of through the National Fallen Stock Scheme in each year since the scheme came into force; and how much was received in payments in each case in each of those years.
(268142)
115
Mr James Paice (South East Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what items his Department has requested to be added to the agenda of EU Agriculture and Fisheries Council meetings in each of the last five years.
(268143)
116
Mr James Paice (South East Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what volume of animal feed ingredients of each (a) type of crop and (b) country of origin was imported in each of the last five years.
(268144)
117
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 16 March 2009, Official Report, columns 826-7W, on the economic situation, what expenditure under what budgetary heading his Department incurred in relation to its seminar with delivery bodies held in November 2008.
(268171)
118
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 16 March 2009, Official Report, columns 826-7W, on economic situation, what expenditure under what budgetary heading his Department incurred in relation to its internal conference for members of the senior Civil Service held in October 2008 and (b) follow up workshops expenditure.
(268172)
119
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many of the recommendations made in Sir Michael Pitt's final report on Learning lessons from the 2007 floods have been implemented.
(268110)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
120
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what proportion of his Department's final expenditure he expects to be delivered in (a) sterling, (b) euros and (c) US dollars in the current financial year; and if he will make a statement.
(268080)
121
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how foreign exchange risk on his Department's foreign currency liabilities is managed; and if he will make a statement.
(268081)
122
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what his latest estimate is of his Department's capital expenditure in (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10, (c) 2010-11 and (d) 2011-12; and if he will make a statement.
(268119)
123
Ms Katy Clark (North Ayrshire and Arran): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 10 March 2009, Official Report, column 228W, on Western Sahara: fisheries, if he will make it his policy to seek the inclusion of a reference to Western Sahara in any future fisheries agreement between the EU and Morocco.
(267945)
124
N
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the US administration on (a) the International Criminal Court (ICC) citation of President al-Bashir of Sudan and (b) US participation in the ICC.
(267427)
125
Mrs Louise Ellman (Liverpool, Riverside): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what criteria the Government uses to distinguish between Hezbollah's political and military wings.
(268154)
126
Mr Bruce George (Walsall South): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, from which budget heading his Department will allocate funding for Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe election observation in future.
(268156)
127
Mr Bruce George (Walsall South): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many election observation missions planned by the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe/Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights for 2009 the UK plans to participate in; and how many observers his Department intends to fund.
(268157)
128
Mr Bruce George (Walsall South): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe/Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights following his announcement on UK contributions to election observation.
(268158)
129
Mr Bruce George (Walsall South): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what percentage contribution to Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe election observation missions the UK plans to make in the future.
(268159)
130
N
Julia Goldsworthy (Falmouth & Camborne): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which former (a) Members of the House of Lords and (b) hon. Members who have left Parliament since 1997 have been appointed to public bodies for which his Department is responsible; and who made each such appointment.
(267853)
131
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what (a) funding and (b) other assistance his Department provided for the production of series (i) one, (ii) two and (iii) three of the Kids Taskforce Watch over Me production.
(268041)
132
N
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will have discussions with his EU counterparts on steps to clarify the borders of Morocco for the purpose of trade between Morocco and the EU.
(267657)
133
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he plans to answer Question 246221, tabled on 8 December 2008 by the hon. Member for Portsmouth South, on the UN reform; and what the reasons are for the time taken to answer.
(267907)
134
Lady Hermon (North Down): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the government of Pakistan on allegations of human rights abuses in (a) Swat region and (b) elsewhere in Pakistan.
(267985)
135
Lady Hermon (North Down): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the government of Pakistan on the provision of education for women in (a) Swat region and (b) elsewhere in Pakistan.
(267986)
136
Lady Hermon (North Down): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the government of Pakistan on the position of the Taliban in Swat region.
(267987)
137
Sir Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he plans to reply to the letter to him of 19 February 2009 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regards to Mrs Amtar Rashid.
(268030)
138
Mr Michael Moore (Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he plans to answer Question 258643, on arms trade: exports, tabled on 24 February 2009.
(268023)
139
Mr Michael Moore (Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Written Ministerial Statement of 25 March 2009, Official Report, columns 17-19WS, on conflict resources 2009-10, how much funding will be allocated to conflict prevention in the Caucasus in 2009-10; and if he will make a statement.
(268024)
140
Mr Brooks Newmark (Braintree): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the contribution of the EU military mission in Chad and the Central African Republic to regional stability.
(268033)
141
Mr Ken Purchase (Wolverhampton North East): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent reports he has received on the human rights situation in Bahrain; and if he will make a statement.
(267973)
142
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 12 March 2009, Official Report, columns 626-7W, on economic situation, what expenditure was incurred under what budgetary headings his Department incurred on its Overseas Territories Consultative Council held on 28 and 29 October 2008.
(268104)
143
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 12 March 2009, Official Report, columns 626-7W, on economic situation, what expenditure was incurred under what budgetary headings his Department incurred on its seminar on Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's Africa Economic Outlook held in June 2008.
(268174)
144
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 12 March 2009, Official Report, columns 626-7W, on the economic situation, what expenditure under what budgetary headings was incurred by his Department in relation to its Global Economy Group internal seminar held in October 2008.
(268175)
145
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 12 March 2009, Official Report, columns 626-7W, on the economic situation, what expenditure under what budgetary headings was incurred by his Department in relation to its bi-annual conference for its economic officers held in December 2008.
(268176)
146
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 12 March 2009, Official Report, columns 626-7W, on the economic situation, what the expenditure under what budgetary headings was incurred by his Department in relation to its seminar on Global economics crisis: challenges and opportunities for Europe held in Budapest in February.
(268177)
147
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 12 March 2009, Official Report, columns 626-7W, on the economic situation, what expenditure under what budgetary headings was incurred by his Department in relation to its conference for climate and energy attachés held on 26 and 27 February 2009.
(268178)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
148
N
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what account the 18-week target for time from GP referral to start of hospital treatment takes of a patient's request for a second opinion following referral.
(267706)
149
Mr David Burrowes (Enfield, Southgate): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research he has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on a possible link between vitamin D and a common genetic variant which lowers the risk of developing multiple sclerosis; and if he will make a statement.
(267953)
150
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his latest estimate is of his Department's capital expenditure in (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10, (c) 2010-11 and (d) 2011-12; and if he will make a statement.
(268120)
151
Paul Farrelly (Newcastle-under-Lyme): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what designated centres for obesity surgery have been approved by the NHS's specialised commissioning groups in (a) the West Midlands, (b) London, (c) East of England, (d) the North East, (e) the North West, (f) South Central, (g) the South East Coast, (h) the South West, (i) Yorkshire and Humber and (j) the East Midlands.
(268067)
152
N
Julia Goldsworthy (Falmouth & Camborne): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which former (a) Members of the House of Lords and (b) hon. Members who left Parliament since 1997 have been appointed to public bodies for which his Department is responsible; and who made each such appointment.
(267854)
153
N
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects to conclude the negotiations for the renewal of the protocol between his Department and the Welsh Assembly Government on commissioning for cross-border patients.
(267528)
154
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many general practitioner surgeries in Tamworth constituency have been (a) refurbished and (b) rebuilt in each of the last 11 years.
(268000)
155
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent steps he has taken to ensure the needs of mental health patients are met by specialist mental health services.
(268094)
156
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent steps he has taken to ensure mental health conditions do not affect people's ability to access NHS services.
(268095)
157
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS employees of each (a) grade and (b) length of service have been suspended in the last five years.
(268096)
158
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS doctors are suspended; and for how long each has been suspended.
(268097)
159
N
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to page 3 of the Healthcare Commission's report on the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust, how many alerts regarding mortality the Healthcare Commission has received in respect of each NHS organisation in each of the last five years; which alerts it followed up with the relevant trust in each year; in which such cases it decided that no further action was needed; and for what reason no further action was taken in each such case.
(267703)
160
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): 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 since 2001.
(268056)
161
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which (a) NHS hospitals, (b) primary care trusts, (c) strategic health authorities and (d) general practice surgeries (i) he and (ii) each other Minister in his Department has visited since 27 June 2007.
(268148)
162
Anne Milton (Guildford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many recorded cases of pressure sores there were in each of the last five years.
(268016)
163
Anne Milton (Guildford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of people who received treatment for (a) pressure sores and (b) infected pressure sores which developed during a hospital stay in each of the last five years.
(268017)
164
Anne Milton (Guildford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, from which primary care trusts his Department has (a) sought and (b) received assurances in relation to the delivery of the guarantees made in Maternity Matters by December 2009.
(268152)
165
Dr Doug Naysmith (Bristol North West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of people with dementia who have an undetected visual problem.
(268002)
166
Dr Doug Naysmith (Bristol North West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of people with dementia and serious sight loss.
(268006)
167
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many complaints to the Healthcare Commission he expects to be outstanding on 1 April 2009; and whether such complaints will be referred to the Care Quality Commission.
(268138)
168
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he plans to respond to the Health Service Ombudsman's Six Lives report.
(268139)
169
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the contribution of the hon. Member for Bury South on 11 December 2007, Official Report, column 52WH, when the Government plans to provide care home self-funders with access to an independent element in the complaints process.
(268141)
170
Mr Virendra Sharma (Ealing Southall): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will commission an independent external assessment of NHS strategy in respect of services for the diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis.
(268071)
171
Mr Virendra Sharma (Ealing Southall): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what mechanisms are in place for the monitoring and evaluation of services provided for the diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis (TB); and what steps are taken when primary care trusts do not provide adequate TB services.
(268168)
172
Mr Virendra Sharma (Ealing Southall): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of progress on prevention of tuberculosis in the last 12 months.
(268169)
173
Mr Virendra Sharma (Ealing Southall): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his Department's priority milestones are for reducing the incidence of tuberculosis in England in the next 12 months.
(268170)
174
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 24 March 2009, Official Report, column 225W, on hospital-acquired infections, if he will place in the Library the dataset used to calculate the 65 per cent. reduction in methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus against the 2003-04 baseline.
(267903)
175
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS hospitals in England and Wales have reported more than 19 cases a month of Clostridium difficile infection in a single month in each of the last three years; what the reasons were in each case; and if he will make a statement.
(268068)
176
Dr Richard Taylor (Wyre Forest): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many full-time equivalent staff are employed in the patient advice and liaison services of each NHS (a) hospital trust and (b) foundation hospital trust.
(267946)
177
Dr Richard Taylor (Wyre Forest): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) orthodontic units of activity were provided and (b) courses of orthodontic treatment were completed in each primary care trust area in (i) 2006-07 and (ii) 2007-08.
(267947)
178
N
Derek Twigg (Halton): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, who represents the providers of burn services in Merseyside on the National Burn Care Review Group.
(266835)
179
N
Derek Twigg (Halton): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many serious burn cases have been dealt with by each burn unit in the North West in each year since 2001.
(266836)
180
N
Derek Twigg (Halton): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he last met the National Burn Care Review Group.
(266837)
181
N
Derek Twigg (Halton): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the National Burn Care Review Group is active; and if he will make a statement.
(266838)
182
N
Derek Twigg (Halton): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what communications the National Burn Care Review Group had with providers of burn services in the North West since November 2006.
(266839)
183
N
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS trusts in England are able to measure the blood pressure of a four limb deficient individual experiencing the negative health effects of thalidomide use.
(267690)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
184
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what her latest estimate is of her Department's capital expenditure in (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10, (c) 2010-11 and (d) 2011-12; and if she will make a statement.
(268121)
185
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the budget of the Research, Information and Communication Unit (a) has been in each year since it was established and (b) is planned to be in each of the next three years.
(268062)
186
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the breakdown is of the aggregated expenditure of £140 million allocated to the key deliverables of the Counter-Terrorism Programme 2008-09, as referred to on page 12 of the United Kingdom Strategy for Countering International Terrorism, Cm 7547.
(268063)
187
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what scientific research programmes are being carried out into chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear terrorist threats, as referred to at paragraph 0.61, page 15 of the United Kingdom's Strategy for Countering International Terrorism, Cm 7547; and at which institution each programme is being carried out.
(268065)
188
Mrs Louise Ellman (Liverpool, Riverside): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of links between the political and military wings of Hezbollah.
(268155)
189
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will suspend all deportations of people to Zimbabwe until there is greater political stability in that country.
(268043)
190
N
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what differences exist between her Department's methods of treatment of visa applications from spouses of British passport holders who hold dual nationality with Pakistan and spouses of those who hold only a British passport; and if she will make a statement.
(267692)
191
Damian Green (Ashford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what timetable she has set for publication of the Forensics White Paper.
(267894)
192
Damian Green (Ashford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions she has had with (a) businesses and (b) community representatives in Ashford on Operation Argus.
(267895)
193
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the change in the cost to her Department of maintaining empty public buildings leased by it as a result of the changes to empty property rate relief that came into effect in April 2008.
(267905)
194
Lady Hermon (North Down): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how the e-borders system will apply to the land border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
(268001)
195
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) Afghani, (b) Belarusian, (c) Burmese, (d) Chinese, (e) Colombian, (f) Cuban, (g) Democratic Republic of Congo, (h) Democratic People's Republic of Korea, (i) Iranian, (j) Iraqi, (k) Israeli, (l) Nepalese, (m) Pakistani, (n) Russian, (o) Saudi Arabian, (p) Syrian, (q) Turkmenistani, (r) Uzbekistani, (s) Vietnamese, (t) Sudanese and (u) Zimbabwean nationals (i) were refused asylum in the UK in each of the last 12 months and (ii) are awaiting a decision on an asylum application.
(268035)
196
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the percentage change in the number of violent crimes committed in Tamworth constituency between 2007 and 2008 was.
(267999)
197
Sir Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to reply to the letters to her of 20 January and 16 February 2009 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regards to Mrs H Jebably.
(268025)
198
Sir Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to reply to the letter to her dated 16 February 2009 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mrs M Ahmad.
(268026)
199
Sir Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to reply to the letter to her dated 19 February 2009 from the right hon. Member for Manchester Gorton with regard to Rana Faisal Mahmood.
(268027)
200
Sir Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to reply to the letter to her dated 4 February 2009 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to S Hashmi.
(268031)
201
N
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much funding has been allocated to advertising the policing pledge on radio in the United Kingdom; and what the objectives of this advertising campaign are.
(267373)
202
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will review the legislation relating to the control and ownership of air rifles, with particular reference to young people, with a view to introducing stricter controls.
(268003)
203
N
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions her Department had with educational institutions in its preparation of the requirements placed upon higher and further education institutions under tier 4 of the 2008 changes to immigration rules.
(267776)
204
N
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 12 March 2009, Official Report, columns 636-7W, on immigration controls: educational institutions, what will be acceptable as verifiable evidence that the necessary funds are available.
(267785)
205
Mr Ken Purchase (Wolverhampton North East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions (a) she and (b) Ministers in her Department have had with (i) the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, (ii) other Ministerial colleagues and (iii) the UK Border Agency on grounds for granting asylum to Bahraini nationals.
(267974)
206
Mr Virendra Sharma (Ealing Southall): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent progress has been made on implementation of the policing pledge.
(268018)
207
Mr Virendra Sharma (Ealing Southall): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to ensure the delivery of local crime mapping.
(268019)
208
Mr Virendra Sharma (Ealing Southall): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent steps she has taken to reduce police bureaucracy.
(268020)
209
N
Hon Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many visa applications were (a) received, (b) issued and (c) refused in each year from 1997 to 2008.
(267773)
210
N
Hon Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 10 February 2009, Official Report, column 1829W, on foreign workers, what the definition of a temporary worker under Mode 4 of the General Agreement in Trade and Services is.
(267775)
211
N
Mr David Winnick (Walsall North): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to provide a substantive reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Walsall North of 17 February 2009 to the Chief Executive of the Highways Agency concerning a constituent, reference M3560/9.
(267784)
Questions to the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission
212
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford): To ask the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, how many apprentices the House of Commons Commission employs.
(267904)
213
N
Geraldine Smith (Morecambe & Lunesdale): To ask the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, how many participants in tours of Parliament booked through the central tours office which took place in the last 12 months came from each part of the UK.
(267659)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills
214
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what his latest estimate is of his Department's capital expenditure in (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10, (c) 2010-11 and (d) 2011-12; and if he will make a statement.
(268122)
215
N
Julia Goldsworthy (Falmouth & Camborne): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, which former (a) Members of the House of Lords and (b) hon. Members who left Parliament since 1997 have been appointed to public bodies for which his Department is responsible; and who made each such appointment.
(267855)
216
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 25 March 2009, Official Report, columns 504-6W, on the economic situation, what expenditure under what budgetary headings his Department incurred in relation to its local business seminar in Hoylake, Wirral on 8 January 2009.
(268099)
217
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 25 March 2009, Official Report, columns 504-6W, on the economic situation, what expenditure under what budgetary headings his Department incurred in relation to (a) the DIUS group meeting and (b) the DIUS Family delivery partners drinks reception on 19 November 2008.
(268100)
218
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 25 March 2009, Official Report, columns 504-6W, on the economic situation, what expenditure under what budgetary headings his Department incurred in relation to its seminar on small and medium enterprises on 26 November 2008.
(268101)
219
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 25 March 2009, Official Report, columns 504-6W, on the economic situation, what expenditure under what budgetary headings his Department incurred in relation to its away day to discuss the DIUS response to the downturn on 27 January 2009.
(268102)
220
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 25 March 2009, Official Report, columns 504-6W, on the economic situation, what expenditure under what budgetary headings his Department incurred in relation to its seminar on Staying Ahead, investing in science during the down-turn on 19 February 2009.
(268103)
221
Mr David Willetts (Havant): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, how many people in each (a) age group and (b) region and of each (i) sex and (ii) ethnic group (A) started and (B) completed apprenticeships in management in each of the last five years.
(268145)
222
Mr David Willetts (Havant): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, how many apprenticeship (a) starts and (b) completions in management there were at each level in each of the last five years.
(268146)
223
Sir George Young (North West Hampshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, pursuant to the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State's contribution to the Westminster Hall debate on building colleges for the future, Official Report, 25 March 2009, column 121WH, to which hon. Members the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State has written with an invitation to discuss the matters in detail.
(267893)
Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development
224
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his latest estimate is of his Department's capital expenditure in (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10, (c) 2010-11 and (d) 2011-12; and if he will make a statement.
(268123)
225
N
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much funding his Department is providing to support education in Sierra Leone in 2008-09; and how much of this has been allocated for the construction of new school buildings.
(267782)
226
N
Julia Goldsworthy (Falmouth & Camborne): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, which former (a) Members of the House of Lords and (b) hon. Members who left Parliament since 1997 have been appointed to public bodies for which his Department is responsible; and who made each such appointment.
(267856)
227
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assistance is being provided under his Department's auspices to the Iranian anti-drug enforcement agencies.
(267897)
228
Mr Michael Moore (Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what expenditure his Department incurred on (a) catering, (b) speaker's fees, (c) venue fees, (d) staffing and (e) in total in relation to his Department's Conference on Eliminating World Poverty held in London; and if he will make a statement.
(268013)
229
Mr Michael Moore (Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, which (a) hon. Members and (b) Members of the House of Lords (i) were invited and (ii) attended his Department's Conference on Eliminating World Poverty.
(268014)
230
Mr Michael Moore (Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the estimated cost of the regional consultation on his Department's White Paper on eliminating world poverty is; and if he will make a statement.
(268055)
231
Bob Russell (Colchester): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many consultations on (a) proposals for an airport on the island of St Helena, (b) other matters associated with an airport and (c) general matters relating to the economy of St Helena have been held in each year since 1999; and what the cost of each was.
(267932)
232
Bob Russell (Colchester): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment was made of the economic case for an airport on the island of St Helena before tenders for the construction of an airport were sought.
(267933)
233
Bob Russell (Colchester): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions he has had with (a) the Secretary of State for Defence and (b) the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on the strategic importance to the UK of the island of St Helena in respect of (i) the South Atlantic and (ii) Africa in the last six months.
(267934)
234
Bob Russell (Colchester): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, for what periods in (a) 2009 and (b) 2010 RMS St Helena will be out of service for programmed works; and what plans there are to ensure that the island of St Helena will receive supplies during such periods.
(267935)
235
Bob Russell (Colchester): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much the preferred tenderer has spent on pre-contractual work for the construction of an airport on the island of St Helena; and what steps he plans to take to compensate the preferred tenderer in the event that the project is not proceeded with.
(267936)
236
Bob Russell (Colchester): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Written Ministerial Statement of 16 March 2009, Official Report, column 40WS, on St Helena, when he expects the consultation on access arrangements for the island of St Helena to conclude; if he will publish all submissions the consultation receives; and if he will make an oral Statement to the House as soon as possible after conclusion of the consultation.
(267980)
237
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 16 March 2009, Official Report, column 840W, on the economic situation, what the cost of his Department's Annual Conference on 9 and 10 March 2009 was, broken down by category of expenditure.
(267997)
238
Mr Virendra Sharma (Ealing Southall): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's priorities are in respect of programmes for the global control of tuberculosis in the next 12 months.
(268069)
239
Mr Virendra Sharma (Ealing Southall): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps he is taking to ensure that international development and control of the spread of drug-resistant tuberculosis are discussed at the 2009 G8 conference in Italy.
(268070)
240
Sir Robert Smith (West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent representations he has received on the level of his Department's funding for the Global Fund to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.
(267909)
241
Sir Robert Smith (West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his policy is on the creation of a patent pool to enable access to generic copies of drugs by governments in developing countries.
(267910)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Justice
242
Peter Bottomley (Worthing West): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will publish the recent statement by the Legal Services Commission (LSC) on managing the remaining BACS payment runs for March; how legal aid providers are informed that they can contact their regional office for urgent payment; for what reasons the LSC made its statement; and when Ministers were informed (a) of the matter and (b) the LSC's decision on how to manage it.
(268098)
243
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what his latest estimate is of his Department's capital expenditure in (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10, (c) 2010-11 and (d) 2011-12; and if he will make a statement.
(268124)
244
N
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, which courts in Northern Ireland are planned to be used as hearing centres in the next 12 months.
(267714)
245
Philip Davies (Shipley): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what targets are in place for the recruitment of magistrates who are (a) female and (b) from an ethnic minority.
(268165)
246
Philip Davies (Shipley): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what (a) funding and (b) other incentives are provided in respect of the recruitment of magistrates who are (a) female and (b) from an ethnic minority.
(268166)
247
Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 10 March 2009, Official Report, column 243W, on prisoner escapes, if he will publish the results of the research referred to.
(268109)
248
N
Julia Goldsworthy (Falmouth & Camborne): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, which former (a) Members of the House of Lords and (b) hon. Members who left Parliament since 1997 have been appointed to public bodies for which his Department is responsible; and who made each such appointment.
(267888)
249
N
Mr Robert Goodwill (Scarborough & Whitby): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many motorcyclists were prosecuted for riding after their compulsory basic training had lapsed in each of the last 18 months for which figures are available.
(267709)
250
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the expected income of the Victims' Surcharge Fund is in 2009-10.
(268072)
251
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what use is being made of the former Centrex site in Cymbran now owned by the National Offender Management Service.
(268073)
252
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the planned budget is for each probation area in 2009-10.
(268074)
253
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much was spent on the recruitment exercise for a Commissioner for Victims and Witnesses.
(268075)
254
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many volunteer members of youth offending panels there are.
(268076)
255
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many volunteers served as members of youth offending panels in each month since July 2007.
(268077)
256
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) prison officers, (b) prison governors and (c) non-officer members of staff working in prisons were assaulted in the course of their work in each of the last five years.
(268147)
257
N
Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what plans he has to abolish the offence of criminal libel; and if he will make a statement.
(267172)
258
N
Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what plans he has to abolish the offences of (a) sedition and (b) seditious libel.
(267173)
259
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the total cost of replacing lost or stolen property from his Department was in the last 12 months.
(268037)
260
David Howarth (Cambridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what percentage of (a) people and (b) women aged from 18 to 21 years old who received a criminal conviction in the last 12 months had been convicted of one or more criminal offences when under the age of 18.
(267896)
261
N
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, for how long the absent governor of HM Prison Wymott has been on sick leave; how long the prison has been operating on a two governor basis; and how long he expects this arrangement to continue.
(267588)
262
N
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether the three latest roof-top protest incidents at HM Prison Wymott (a) involved the same prisoners and (b) took place in the same part of the prison.
(267589)
263
Mr Chris Mullin (Sunderland South): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assistance his Department and its agencies have offered to Mr Sean Hodgson since his release from prison; and if he will make a statement.
(267911)
264
Mr Jamie Reed (Copeland): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether there are plans to (a) increase the capacity and (b) extend the site of HM Prison Haverigg.
(267943)
265
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many celebratory lunches the Permanent Secretary has hosted for staff of his Department since its establishment; on which date each such event was held; where each such event was held; who attended each such event; what the cost was of (a) hosting and (b) staff attendance at each such event; and whether staff attendance at each such event was regarded as part of the normal duties of such staff.
(267898)
266
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how performance against the critical success factor in paragraph 3.1 of his Department's current business model is monitored; and what steps are taken against his Department's staff in circumstances where the standards required under this factor are not met.
(267949)
267
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether any officials from Government departments have been seconded to the Information Commissioner's Office to assist with casework.
(267952)
Questions to the Leader of the House
268
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield): To ask the Leader of the House, what the cost of replacing property lost or stolen from her Office was in each year since 1997.
(268162)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
269
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what his latest estimate is of his Department's capital expenditure in (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10, (c) 2010-11 and (d) 2011-12; and if he will make a statement.
(268125)
270
N
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether any police stations in Northern Ireland are planned to be closed in 2010.
(267711)
271
N
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many people from each religious background (a) applied and (b) were appointed to join the police in Northern Ireland in recruitment competitions in 2008.
(267712)
272
N
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the legal costs of the Saville Inquiry were in each of the last 12 months for which figures are available.
(267713)
273
N
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether prisoners in Northern Ireland are permitted to have and use mobile telephones within prisons.
(267715)
274
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the total cost of replacing lost or stolen property from his Department was in the last 12 months.
(268040)
Questions to the Minister for the Olympics
275
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Minister for the Olympics, what her latest estimate is of capital expenditure of the Government Olympic Office in (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10, (c) 2010-11 and (d) 2011-12; and if she will make a statement.
(268132)
276
N
Mr Humfrey Malins (Woking): To ask the Minister for the Olympics, if she will place in the Library the further report on the Olympic shooting venue commissioned by the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) and the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games for submission to the International Olympic Committee; what estimate the ODA have made of the merits of holding the Olympic shooting events at (a) Bisley, (b) Barking, (c) Woolwich and (d) elsewhere; and what the cost to the public purse of the report was.
(267704)
277
Mr Jamie Reed (Copeland): To ask the Minister for the Olympics, what plans there are to establish competitor training facilities for the London 2012 Olympics in (a) Cumbria and (b) Copeland constituency.
(267944)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Scotland
278
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what his latest estimate is of his Department's capital expenditure in (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10, (c) 2010-11 and (d) 2011-12; and if he will make a statement.
(268126)
279
N
Mr Angus MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what travel (a) he and (b) the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Scotland undertook in respect of attendance at the Scottish Labour Party conference on 7 and 8 April 2009.
(267531)
280
N
Mr Angus MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what the cost of the recent redesign of the Scotland Office's website was.
(267532)
281
N
Mr Angus MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what the cost was of updating the official portraits on his Department's website during its recent update.
(267587)
282
Mr Angus MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many (a) communications and (b) press officers his Department has.
(268105)
283
Mr Angus MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how much his Department (a) spent on salaries for (i) special advisers and (ii) communications and press officers in each year since 2003 and (b) plans to spend on salaries of (A) special advisers and (B) communications and press officers in 2010-11.
(268106)
284
Mr Angus MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how much his Department paid the (a) Ministry of Justice and (b) Scottish Executive for (i) accommodation, (ii) financial systems, (iii) personnel, (iv) ICT support and (v) other administrative services in the last 12 months.
(268107)
285
Mr Angus MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what (a) accommodation, (b) financial systems, (c) personnel and (d) ICT and (e) other administrative support services his Department receives from (i) the Ministry of Justice and (ii) the Scottish Executive.
(268108)
Questions to the Solicitor General
286
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay): To ask the Solicitor General, what the policy and procedures are of (a) the Treasury Solicitor and (b) the Law Officers for handling complaints made against their legal staff.
(267948)
287
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay): To ask the Solicitor General, what guidance the Treasury Solicitor's Department provides to its legal staff to ensure that legal professionalism is maintained in respect of potential conflicts of interest.
(267950)
288
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay): To ask the Solicitor General, what procedures there are to ensure that counsel instructed by the Treasury Solicitor do not act for parties with separate interests in disputes in which the Treasury Solicitor acts for more than one party and may have instructed the same counsel for more than one such party.
(267951)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport
289
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his latest estimate is of his Department's capital expenditure in (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10, (c) 2010-11 and (d) 2011-12; and if he will make a statement.
(268127)
290
N
Mr Robert Goodwill (Scarborough & Whitby): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many motorcyclists took a second or subsequent Compulsory Basic Training course in each month since April 2007.
(267708)
291
N
Mr Robert Goodwill (Scarborough & Whitby): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many candidates took the practical motorcycle driving test in each month since October 2008.
(267710)
292
N
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the public expenditure requirement arising from construction and implementation of the proposed Bridlington park and ride scheme.
(267371)
293
N
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to introduce variable speed limits on the M1 motorway; what the timescale for introduction of such limits is; on which stretches of the motorway it is planned to introduce them; and if he will make a statement.
(267372)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Wales
294
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what his latest estimate is of his Department's capital expenditure in (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10, (c) 2010-11 and (d) 2011-12; and if he will make a statement.
(268129)
Questions to the Minister for Women and Equality
295
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Minister for Women and Equality, what her latest estimate is of capital expenditure of the Government Equalities Office in (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10, (c) 2010-11 and (d) 2011-12; and if she will make a statement.
(268131)
296
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Minister for Women and Equality, on what date rape crisis centres will be able to begin applying for funding from the new £1.6 millilon Special Fund; against what criteria applications will be assessed; who will be responsible for deciding which centres receive funding; when she expects the first grants from the Fund to be (a) allocated and (b) distributed; and at what points in the financial year such funds will be distributed.
(268042)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
297
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what his latest estimate is of his Department's capital expenditure in (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10, (c) 2010-11 and (d) 2011-12; and if he will make a statement.
(268130)
298
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent steps have been taken to assist single parents in finding work.
(268057)
299
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent steps have been taken to assist young people in finding work.
(268058)
300
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent steps have been taken to assist older people in finding work.
(268059)
301
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent steps have been taken to assist low-skilled people in finding work.
(268060)
302
N
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what progress has been made in respect of those cases which were not transferred from the old to the new child support scheme.
(267689)
303
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the total cost of replacing lost or stolen property from his Department was in the last 12 months.
(268039)
304
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many vacancies for front-line staff in Jobcentre Plus have been advertised since 1 January 2009; how many have been filled (a) internally from within Jobcentre Plus, (b) from another Government department or agency and (c) from elsewhere; and for each vacancy that has been filled, what the length of the contract was.
(268022)
305
N
Willie Rennie (Dunfermline and West Fife): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in each region have received housing benefit based on local reference rents in each of the last four years.
(267786)
306
N
Sir Peter Viggers (Gosport): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many temporary national insurance numbers were issued in the last 12 months; and how many are extant.
(266348)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence
307
N
Mr Mohammad Sarwar (Glasgow Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he plans to take to implement the UK's obligations under the terms of the Oslo Convention on cluster munitions.
[Question Unstarred] (267193)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
308
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much (a) has been spent and (b) is planned to be spent on the installation of radiological detection systems at ports of entry to the UK, as referred to on page 15 of the United Kingdom's Strategy for Countering International Terrorism, Cm 7547; how many such systems have been installed; and how many remain to be installed.
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