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The Questions Book

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Monday 22 June 2009

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


 

Questions for Oral or Written Answer
beginning on Monday 22 June 2009
(the 'Questions Book')

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Monday 22 June 2009


This paper contains only Written Questions for answer on Monday 22 June 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 22 June of which no previous notice has been given, see the Order Paper.

For Written and Oral Questions for answer after Monday 22 June see Part 2 of this paper.


Questions to the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
1
N
Gordon Banks (Ochil and South Perthshire): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what reports he has received of the recommendations in relation to the sale of blinds with looped cords made in the determination made by Sheriff Mackie on 29 May 2009 in respect of the fatal accident inquiry into the death of Muireann McLaughlin; and if he will make a statement.
(281614)
2
N
Gordon Banks (Ochil and South Perthshire): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what recent discussions he has had with the administrators of LDV Group on the future of the business.
(281615)
3
N
Gordon Banks (Ochil and South Perthshire): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps he is taking to mitigate the negative effects of rises in oil prices on business.
(281729)
4
N
Lorely Burt (Solihull): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many redundancies in the automotive sector have been notified to his Department and its predecessor in each month since January 2009.
(281616)
5
N
Lorely Burt (Solihull): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how much funding his Department has disbursed under the Automotive Assistance Scheme since the scheme's inception.
(281727)
6
N
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what recent discussions he has had with London Metropolitan University on (a) job losses and (b) reductions in student numbers there; and if he will make a statement.
(281472)
7
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment he has made of the likely effects on levels of (a) energy demand and (b) sustainable use of materials of the proposals contained in the Digital Britain White Paper; and what assessment he has made of the likely effects on levels of UK carbon dioxide emissions of implementation of the proposals contained in that report.
(281896)
8
N
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what funding South West Regional Development Agency has allocated to the regeneration of Shelley Manor in Bournemouth in each of the next three years; when such funds will be delivered to the regeneration project; and if he will make a statement.
(281638)
9
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what percentage of the (a) meat, (b) fruit and (c) vegetables procured by his Department in the last 12 months was produced in the UK.
(281949)
10
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, with reference to the Answer to the right hon. Member for Horsham of 21 April 2008, Official Report, column 1785W, on chronic fatigue syndrome: research, when the Medical Research Council plans to set up a panel of experts from different disciplines to look at the subtypes and causes of myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome.
(281820)
11
N
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what data (a) his Department and (b) the Low Pay Commission collects on the living costs of those aged (i) over 21 years and (ii) 21 years and under.
(281602)
12
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what estimate he has made of the proportion of statutory obligations provided for by legislation on matters for which his Department is responsible which were introduced as a consequence of obligations arising from EU legislation in the latest period for which figures are available.
(281871)
13
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, on how many occasions the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills has met Lord Paul of Marylebone on matters relating to his departmental responsibilities since October 2008; and if he will make a statement.
(281958)
Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
14
N
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimated additional revenue would be raised in 2010-11 by increasing the higher rate of income tax to 50 per cent. for one year for those with incomes in excess of £60,000 per annum from April 2010.
(281528)
15
N
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many residents of Islington North constituency are in receipt of tax credits; and what the average tax credit payment to such residents was in the last 12 month period for which information is available.
(281474)
16
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether taking up full-time residence in the UK is a condition of the appointment of Adam Posen to the Monetary Policy Committee.
(281897)
17
Philip Davies (Shipley): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the cost to the Exchequer of a reduction of one per cent. in the rate of corporation tax for (a) small and (b) large firms in the present tax year.
(281903)
18
Philip Davies (Shipley): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the cost to the Exchequer of a reduction of one per cent. in the rate of employers' national insurance contributions in the present tax year.
(281904)
19
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent representations he has received from (a) commercial and (b) not-for-profit training providers on the applicability of value added tax to fees paid in respect of chef training; and if he will make a statement.
(281778)
20
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent progress he has made in negotiations with Crown Dependencies on the establishment of tax information exchange agreements; and if he will make a statement.
(281779)
21
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to change the level of taxation on waste foundry sand; and if he will make a statement.
(281786)
22
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what percentage of the (a) meat, (b) fruit and (c) vegetables procured by his Department in the last 12 months was produced in the UK.
(281937)
23
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the revenue forgone by the Exchequer as a result of alterations to the designation of an individual's main home to avoid payment of capital gains tax in the last tax year for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
(281821)
24
N
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, on what date Mr Simon Bor was seconded from his Department to assist Sir John Chadwick's inquiry into the Equitable Life ex-gratia payment scheme.
(281600)
25
Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North and Leith): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will take steps to ensure that the two new non-executive directors appointed to the Financial Services Authority Board have extensive professional skills, knowledge and experience from outside the financial services industry.
(281755)
26
Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North and Leith): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what procedure is being followed for recruitment for the two additional non-executive directors of the Financial Services Authority Board announced in March 2009; and if he will make a statement.
(281756)
27
Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North and Leith): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to announce the appointment of a new Chairman of the Financial Services Consumer Panel; and if he will make a statement.
(281757)
28
N
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the Coastal Change Fund will have a Barnett consequential.
(281400)
29
Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has given consideration to underwriting the May milk cheques lost by members of Dairy Farmers of Britain; and if he will estimate the cost to the public purse of doing so.
(281893)
30
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff and Buchan): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the (a) names and (b) locations are of structures sited on Crown Estate land but not owned by the Crown Estate to which repair work has been carried out by the Crown Estate.
(281913)
31
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff and Buchan): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much has been spent by the Crown Estate on repairs to historic structures within its care or ownership in each of the last five years.
(281914)
32
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff and Buchan): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what duty the Crown Estate has to maintain and repair structures located on land owned by the Crown Estate where these contribute towards coastal protection.
(281915)
33
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff and Buchan): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the (a) names and (b) locations are of the (i) piers and (ii) harbours for which the Crown Estate has a duty of care.
(281916)
34
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff and Buchan): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much was spent by the Crown Estate on (a) piers and (b) harbours (i) owned by the Crown Estate and (ii) located on Crown Estate land in each of the last five years.
(281917)
35
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the proportion of residents of (a) Essex and (b) Castle Point who have individual savings accounts.
(281854)
36
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the proportion of statutory obligations provided for by legislation on matters for which his Department is responsible which were introduced as a consequence of obligations arising from EU legislation in the latest period for which figures are available.
(281859)
37
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many times Lord Paul of Marylebone has visited No. 11 Downing Street on matters related to his Department's responsibilities in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(281960)
38
N
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what reasons his Department determined that (a) bonds held by the Government in Bradford and Bingley would be ranked above Bradford and Bingley subordinated bondholders and (b) bonds held by the Government in Northern Rock would be ranked below Northern Rock subordinated bondholders; and if he will make a statement.
(281639)
39
N
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what reasons Bradford and Bingley was taken into public ownership; when the plans for such action were drawn up; and on what date the decision was taken to put such plans into effect.
(281640)
40
N
Richard Younger-Ross (Teignbridge): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for East Dunbartonshire of 1 June 2009, Official Report, column 54W, on value added tax: repairs and maintenance, if he will reduce to five per cent. the rate of value added tax applicable to the maintenance and repair of listed buildings.
(281734)
Questions to the Minister for the Cabinet Office
41
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate has been made of the average age of the population in each district in each year since 1997.
(281982)
42
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether Lord Paul of Marylebone has a security pass for 10 Downing Street; and if she will make a statement.
(281911)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families
43
N
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, pursuant to the Answer of 15 June 2009, Official Report, column 9, on child care (summer holidays), what recent assessment he has made of (a) fall in the number of child minders and (b) the supply of child care through child minders over the last two quarterly returns.
(281641)
44
N
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, pursuant to the Oral Answer from the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families of 15 June 2009, Official Report, column 9, on child care (summer holidays), what assessment he has made of the effect on his Department's records on the number of child care places provided through child minders of recent changes to the methodology used in calculating that number.
(281642)
45
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what representations he has received on changes to announced dates for Key Stage 2 standard assessment tests; and if he will make a statement.
(281909)
46
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, on what dates in (a) 2010, (b) 2011 and (c) 2012 it is proposed to hold the Key Stage 2 standard assessment tests.
(281926)
47
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what percentage of the (a) meat, (b) fruit and (c) vegetables procured by his Department in the last months was produced in the UK.
(281948)
48
N
Mr Robert Goodwill (Scarborough & Whitby): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what guidance his Department issues to (a) schools and (b) local education authorities on the methodology to be used in calculating distances from home to school (a) on foot and (b) by road for the purposes of determining eligibility for school admissions.
(281534)
49
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many registered childcare places for children under eight years old there were in (a) Essex and (b) Castle Point in (i) 1997 and (ii) each of the last five years.
(281851)
50
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many (a) out-of-school and (b) holiday play schemes for children there were in (i) Essex and (ii) Castle Point in each of the last five years.
(281852)
51
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what the funding allocation per secondary school pupil is in (a) Essex and (b) Castle Point in 2009-10.
(281853)
52
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what estimate he has made of the proportion of statutory obligations provided for by legislation on matters for which his Department is responsible which were introduced as a consequence of obligations arising from EU legislation in the latest period for which figures are available.
(281870)
Questions to the honourable Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners
53
Ann Winterton (Congleton): To ask the honourable Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners, what the Church Commissioners' policy is on investment in companies which fund embryonic stem cell research.
(281888)
54
Ann Winterton (Congleton): To ask the honourable Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners, if the Church Commissioners will withdraw their investments from companies which fund embryonic stem cell research.
(281889)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
55
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many people in each region are on social housing waiting lists.
(281892)
56
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many empty properties there are in each region.
(281935)
57
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate has been made of the number of (a) homes and (b) second homes in each district.
(281981)
58
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many staff there were in each (a) policy and (b) locality division in each regional Government office in each year from 2001-02 to 2008-09; and how much was paid in bonuses to staff in each such division in each of those years.
(281758)
59
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many people have (a) applied for, (b) been granted and (c) been refused assistance under the Mortgage Rescue Scheme in (i) England and (ii) Peterborough constituency in each month since its inception.
(281912)
60
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many households were in temporary accommodation in Peterborough in each of the last five years; and how long on average such households spent in such accommodation in each such year.
(281955)
61
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many homes have been bought through the National Clearing House scheme in each local authority area in the South West region since the scheme's inception.
(281838)
62
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will make it his policy to instruct local authorities to make public (a) monies received through planning obligations and (b) the distribution of such funding.
(281972)
63
N
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 16 June 2009, Official Report, column 203W, on housing: expenditure, how much his Department plans to spend on capital expenditure on housing in each of the next two years.
(281524)
64
N
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 7 May 2009, Official Report, column 383W, on council housing, which local authority provided a secondee to the review; and what the terms of the secondment are.
(281525)
65
N
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 7 May 2009, Official Report, column 383W, on council housing, what costs related to the Review of Council Housing Finance have been incurred in each of the last three months.
(281526)
66
N
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 7 May 2009, Official Report, column 383W, on council housing, which organisations undertook the external research; on what subjects; and how much was paid to each such organisation.
(281527)
67
N
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 7 May 2009, Official Report, column 383W, on council housing, on what dates the external research for the review of council housing finance was commissioned.
(281594)
68
N
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department plans to take in response to the recent ruling of the High Court on the East of England Plan; and whether he plans to appeal against the ruling.
(281618)
69
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the proportion of statutory obligations provided for by legislation on matters for which his Department is responsible which were introduced as a consequence of obligations arising from EU legislation in the latest period for which figures are available.
(281869)
70
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many homes classified as energy-efficient have been built in Castle Point in each of the last five years.
(281973)
71
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what (a) assistance and (b) incentives there are to (i) build and (ii) upgrade homes to energy-efficient standards.
(281974)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
72
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will assess the likely effects of limiting each media company to single proprietor or group ownership in the media industry; and if he will make a statement.
(281776)
73
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will investigate allegations of illegal drug consumption by individuals associated with rugby football.
(281777)
74
N
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when he plans to publish the outcomes of the consultations on premises licence regulations (section 172(6)) (gaming tables).
(281595)
75
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what percentage of the (a) meat, (b) fruit and (c) vegetables procured by his Department in the last 12 months was produced in the UK.
(281947)
76
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when his Department expects to receive recommendations from the Royal Parks Agency following the Agency's recent consultation on the proposal to introduce car park charging in Richmond Park; and if he will make a statement.
(281880)
77
N
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much Lottery funding has been received by each project in receipt of such funding in Chorley in each of the last five years.
(281533)
78
N
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much funding will be made available for the pilot independently-financed news consortia announced in the Digital Britain White Paper.
(281466)
79
N
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, for how long the pilot independently-financed news consortia announced in the Digital Britain White Paper are expected to last.
(281467)
80
N
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much funding will be made available for broadcasting in Wales as a result of proposals contained in the Digital Britain White Paper.
(281468)
81
N
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when tenders will be invited for the pilot independently-financed news consortia announced in the Digital Britain White Paper.
(281469)
82
N
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what factors were taken into account in determining the Government's targets for levels of BBC enhanced network production in (a) Scotland, (b) Wales and (c) Northern Ireland.
(281470)
83
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate he has made of the proportion of statutory obligations provided for by legislation on matters for which his Department is responsible, which were introduced as a consequence of obligations arising from EU legislation in the latest period for which figures are available.
(281868)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence
84
N
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when the future requirements for Defence Training Estate Magilligan will be announced; and what consultation will be undertaken once an announcement has been made.
(281532)
85
N
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he expects to place before Parliament proposals for Initial Gate approval for the programme to replace the UK's Trident nuclear weapons system.
(281475)
86
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what percentage of the (a) meat, (b) fruit and (c) vegetables procured by his Department in the last 12 months was produced in the UK.
(281946)
87
N
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the responsibilities are of each Minister in his Department.
(281401)
88
N
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his Department's most recent opinion poll data are on public opinion on the retention of the United Kingdom's nuclear deterrent.
(281402)
89
N
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether it is Royal Navy policy to disarm but not detain suspected pirates who have not launched any attack.
(281403)
90
N
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Royal Navy ships are planned to carry a full anti-submarine warfare capability in (a) five and (b) 10 years' time; and which ships carry such a capability at present.
(281404)
91
N
Hon Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his assessment is of the strategic purpose of the Royal Air Force.
(281489)
92
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the proportion of statutory obligations provided for by legislation on matters for which his Department is responsible which were introduced as a consequence of obligations arising from EU legislation in the latest period for which figures are available.
(281867)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change
93
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what assessment he has made of the merits of including an emissions performance standard in the criteria for securing planning permission for new fossil fuel power plants.
(281898)
94
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, whether he has held discussions with (a) the Russian government and (b) the European Commission on recent statements of Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin that there were emerging risks surrounding stable gas supplies to Europe this winter.
(280886)
95
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what percentage of the (a) meat, (b) fruit and (c) vegetables procured by his Department in the last 12 months was produced in the UK.
(281945)
96
Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, whether his Department has made an assessment of the competitiveness of the British renewable energy sector specialising in the combustion of end-of-waste products manufactured from used cooking oil; and if he will make a statement.
(281827)
97
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many grant applications for funding were received by the Low Carbon Buildings programme in respect of projects in (a) schools, (b) hospitals and (c) other public buildings in (i) the East of England and (ii) Castle Point in each year since the scheme's inception.
(281855)
98
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what estimate he has made of the proportion of statutory obligations provided for by legislation on matters for which his Department is responsible which were introduced as a consequence of obligations arising from EU legislation in the latest period for which figures are available.
(281866)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
99
N
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, on what occasions monitoring of (a) fish stocks and (b) other marine wildlife has been instigated following the loss of a harmful cargo into the sea in UK waters since 1985; and what the (i) nature of the cargo, (ii) period of monitoring and (iii) results of that monitoring were in each case.
(281611)
100
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what his policy is on the use of private finance initiative funding for waste disposal projects in circumstances where the local authority has opted not to use incineration as a waste disposal method.
(281780)
101
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will publish the scientific advice commissioned by his Department on the cultivation of genetically-modified in maize and sweetcorn; and what consideration he has given to the implications for his policy on such cultivation of the provisions of the Environmental Liability Directive.
(281971)
102
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what percentage of (a) beef, (b) pork and (c) lamb consumed in the UK was produced domestically in each year since 1997.
(281891)
103
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what percentage of the (a) meat, (b) fruit and (c) vegetables procured by his Department in the last 12 months was produced in the UK.
(281944)
104
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what proportion of land in England is (a) woodland and (b) covered by peat.
(281980)
105
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many livestock farms there were in each county in each year since 1997.
(281991)
106
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 15 June 2009, Official Report, column 96W, on sheep, what estimate has been made of the number of sheep in each county in England in each year since 1997.
(281992)
107
Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate his Department has made of the effects on levels of exports of used cooking oil to other EU members states of the provisions of the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2007, Schedule 1, Part 2, Section 1:1; and if he will make a statement.
(281825)
108
Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department has undertaken research on the treatment of end-of-waste product in other EU members states; and if he will make a statement.
(281826)
109
Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what his assessment is of the cost to farmers of livestock rustling in (a) 2007, (b) 2008 and (c) 2009 to date; and if he will make a statement.
(281894)
110
Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what financial support his Department has given to dairy farmers in each of the last 12 months; and if he will make a statement.
(281983)
111
Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much the Government has spent on research into (a) bioreducer methods, (b) anaerobic digestion, (c) biodigestion and (d) other methods for farmers to dispose of fallen stock in the last three years.
(281984)
112
Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what reports his Department received of the financial difficulties faced by the cooperative Dairy Farmers in Britain before it went into receivership.
(281985)
113
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the proportion of statutory obligations provided for by legislation on matters for which his Department is responsible which were introduced as a consequence of obligations arising from EU legislation in the latest period for which figures are available.
(281865)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
114
John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations have been made to the government of India on the trial of 34 Burmese being held in Kolkata.
(281767)
115
N
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Government has made representations to the Iranian government on the right of peaceful assembly and protest since the recent elections held there.
(281529)
116
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, under what international security conditions the Government would participate in the multilateral nuclear disarmament process.
(281899)
117
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the merits of increasing the UK donations to the nuclear security fund under the budget of the International Atomic Energy Agency for the purposes of increasing that agency's verification capacity.
(281901)
118
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what progress has been made on the Road to 2010 Plan in respect of the non-proliferation treaty review conference; and if he will make a statement.
(281902)
119
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans his Department has to monitor the presidential elections in Sudan in 2010.
(281965)
120
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the government of (a) Uganda and (b) Sudan in respect of the recent upsurge in violent activities by the Lord's Resistance Army in southern Sudan.
(281966)
121
N
Mark Durkan (Foyle): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he had discussions with his US counterpart on the recent transfer of four detainees from Guantanamo Bay to Bermuda before the transfer took place.
(281591)
122
N
Mark Durkan (Foyle): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the safety of UK citizens in Iran.
(281593)
123
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what percentage of the (a) meat, (b) fruit and (c) vegetables procured by his Department in the last 12 months was produced in the UK.
(281943)
124
N
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received on the alleged secret salvaging by China of the HMS Poseidon submarine lost in a peacetime accident in 1931; what information he has received on the disposal of human remains allegedly recovered by China; what contact his Department has had with the families of the crew members who died; and what representations he proposes to make on the subject to the Chinese government.
(281405)
125
Fiona Mactaggart (Slough): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent reports he has received on the types of weapon used by Israeli forces in Gaza during Operation Cast Lead.
(281832)
126
Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations his Department has made to the Indonesian government on reported attacks on civilians in the Puncak Jaya region of West Papua; and if he will make a statement.
(281990)
127
Sir Malcolm Rifkind (Kensington & Chelsea): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had in the Council of Ministers of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) on the continuation of the OSCE mission in Georgia after 30 June 2009; and if he will make a statement.
(281963)
128
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he expects the final report of the Commission of Inquiry on the Turks and Caicos Islands to be published; what timetable he has set for responding to that report; and if he will make a statement.
(281905)
129
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment has been made of the security situation in (a) the province of Sindh and (b) Karachi following violence in early June; and if he will make a statement.
(281932)
130
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what (a) financial and (b) technical assistance the Government plans to provide to Sri Lanka for de-mining the former conflict zones in the north of the country; and if he will make a statement.
(281975)
131
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when the Prime Minister's Special Envoy to Sri Lanka next plans to visit the country; and if he will make a statement.
(281976)
132
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions has he had with the Sri Lankan government on the return of all internally-displaced people from the former conflict zones in the north of the country to their homes by the end of 2009; and if he will make a statement.
(281977)
133
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when his Department's White Paper on the Commonwealth is expected to be published; and if he will make a statement.
(281978)
134
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what (a) financial and (b) other contribution his Department will make to the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in Trinidad and Tobago in November 2009.
(281979)
135
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate he has made of the proportion of statutory obligations provided for by legislation on matters for which his Department is responsible which were introduced as a consequence of obligations arising from EU legislation in the latest period for which figures are available.
(281864)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
136
N
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the percentage change in the budget for the NHS between 2009-10 and 2010-11 in (a) cash and (b) real terms.
(281731)
137
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent discussions he has had with the General Chiropractic Council on trends in the number of complaints received regarding chiropractors; and if he will make a statement.
(281774)
138
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information is provided in advance to men (a) considering and (b) starting hormone therapy for the treatment of prostate cancer.
(280883)
139
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many men have been treated for adverse affects from hormone therapy for the treatment of prostate cancer in each of the last five years.
(280884)
140
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what support services his Department provides for men undergoing hormone therapy for the treatment of prostate cancer; and whether he plans to increase the level of those services.
(280885)
141
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of the (a) meat, (b) fruit and (c) vegetables procured by his Department in the last 12 months was produced in the UK.
(281942)
142
N
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what funding his Department allocated to the SunSmart campaign in (a) 2006-07, (b) 2007-08 and (c) 2008-09.
(281728)
143
N
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what funding his Department has allocated to the SunSmart campaign for 2009-10.
(281730)
144
N
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of the SunSmart campaign; and if he will publish that assessment.
(281732)
145
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what mechanisms his Department uses to ensure the efficient use of the funds allocated by his Department for the purpose of stem cell research.
(281877)
146
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, to which (a) neurological research and (b) other projects his Department has allocated funding for the purpose of stem cell research.
(281878)
147
N
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much income the Scarborough and North East Yorkshire NHS Trust received from payments from foreign visitors not entitled to free NHS treatment in the last 12 months.
(281399)
148
N
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance he issues to strategic health authorities on the proportion of representations required in opposition to fluoridation of tap water in a particular community in order for the authority to withdraw its proposals for fluoridation of the water supply to that community.
(281140)
149
N
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for what reasons strategic health authorities consult local communities on whether their tap water should be fluoridated.
(281141)
150
N
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussion he has had with the Prime Minister on his recent statement in Southampton that the people should decide whether the city's water should be fluoridated.
(281142)
151
N
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his policy is on Ministerial statements for or against fluoridation during a period of public consultation on whether or not to fluoridate a water supply.
(281143)
152
N
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will call in for examination the decision of South Central Strategic Health Authority to introduce fluoridation in Southampton and Totton.
(281146)
153
Fiona Mactaggart (Slough): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent representations he has received on the use of generic prescription drugs in the NHS; and if he will make a statement.
(281833)
154
N
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much on average the NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency charged for management costs in respect of purchases in each of the last two years.
(281599)
155
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the proportion of statutory obligations provided for by legislation on matters for which his Department is responsible which were introduced as a consequence of obligations arising from EU legislation in the latest period for which figures are available.
(281863)
156
N
Jo Swinson (East Dunbartonshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much his Department has (a) allocated to and (b) spent on translational medical and health research in each of the last 10 years.
(281645)
157
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what funding has been made available to local involvement networks in Stoke-on-Trent; and what assessment has been made of their effectiveness.
(281828)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
158
Ms Diane Abbott (Hackney North & Stoke Newington): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he plans to bring forward proposals to amend counter-terrorism legislation in light of the recent Law Lords ruling on control orders; and if he will make a statement.
(281856)
159
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will bring forward proposals for the selection process for chief constables to take account of public opinion in the area for which the appointment is to be made.
(281781)
160
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to make (a) the filming of and (b) the subsequent online publication of video recordings of instances of road traffic violations an offence; and if he will make a statement.
(281783)
161
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what percentage of the (a) meat, (b) fruit and (c) vegetables procured by his Department in the last 12 months was produced in the UK.
(281941)
162
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 16 June 2009, Official Report, column 191W, on the G20: Greater London, at which central London hotel accommodation was provided.
(281834)
163
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 16 June 2009, Official Report, column 197W, on the Serious and Organised Crime Agency, what estimate he has made of the proportion of the 5,000 persons of interest resident in the UK.
(281835)
164
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 16 June 2009, Official Report, column 185W, on crime, when he expects incident data for 2008-09 to be available.
(281836)
165
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 16 June 2009, Official Report, column 185W, on crime, how many incidents of street drinking were recorded in each police force area in 2007-08.
(281837)
166
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 21 April 2009, Official Report, column 593W, on firearms: crime, how many firearms offences (excluding those involving air weapons) were recorded in each police force area in England and Wales in each year since 1998.
(281881)
167
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 15 June 2009, Official Report, column 40W, on terrorism, what follow-up action on protective security is necessary after Project Argus events.
(281882)
168
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 15 June 2009, Official Report, column 40W, on terrorism, whether any central record is kept of the organisations which have participated in Project Argus training.
(281883)
169
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications for passports were found to be supported by birth certificates which claimed to but did not relate to the applicant in each of the last five years.
(281933)
170
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on how many occasions a person has been arrested but not charged with an offence following their being suspected of a crime as the result of the use of the national DNA database.
(281957)
171
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance his Department has issued to police forces on responses to incidents of theft of a vehicle with a payload of oil, gas or petrol; whether each police force uses the same procedures in such instances; and if he will make a statement.
(281959)
172
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many staff were recruited by the Serious and Organised Crime Agency in (a) 2006-07, (b) 2007-08 and (c) 2008-09.
(281967)
173
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have undertaken Project Argus training.
(281968)
174
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the average street price of (a) cannabis, (b) ecstasy, (c) gamma hydroxybutyrate and (d) ketamine in each of the last 10 years.
(281969)
175
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what contracts his Department has signed for delivery of the National Identity Scheme to date; with which suppliers such contracts have been entered into; and what the (a) monetary value and (b) expected duration of each such contract is.
(281970)
176
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many cases of homicide involving a killing by a sharp instrument there have been in Peterborough constituency since 1997.
(281952)
177
N
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether guidance issued by his Department on Tier 4 immigration regulations is publicly available.
(281596)
178
N
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether student visa applications made before 31 March 2009 are determined in accordance with the immigration rules in force at that time.
(281597)
179
N
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the effect on visa application rates of the requirement under the Tier 4 rules on immigration for certified translations of all documents.
(281598)
180
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of family intervention tenancies in tackling anti-social behaviour.
(281839)
181
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the proportion of statutory obligations provided for by legislation on matters for which his Department is responsible, which were introduced as a consequence of obligations arising from EU legislation in the latest period for which figures are available.
(281862)
Questions to the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission
182
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, what progress the Commission has made in its review of the performance of parliamentary IT systems; and how many times House of Commons IT systems have been shut down in the last 12 months.
(281773)
183
N
Jo Swinson (East Dunbartonshire): To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, what recent representations the House of Commons Commission has received on the forthcoming BBC Democracy Live service; and if the Commission will consider enabling the share facility for videos of proceedings in Parliament.
(281606)
184
N
Jo Swinson (East Dunbartonshire): To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, when he expects the internal copyright review to report.
(281608)
Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development
185
John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether his Department is providing aid to the 4,000 Karen refugees and internally displaced people in Burma.
(281766)
186
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much his Department has allocated to support elections in Sudan; and how such funding will be disbursed.
(281964)
187
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what percentage of the (a) meat, (b) fruit and (c) vegetables procured by his Department in the last 12 months was produced in the UK.
(281940)
188
Mr Michael Moore (Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what progress has been made towards meeting the G8 pledge to train 20,000 African peacekeepers.
(281961)
189
Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department has taken to provide famine relief in Chin state, Western Burma in the last 12 months; and if he will make a statement.
(281989)
190
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent estimate has been made of the number of humanitarian (a) groups and (b) workers operating in Peshawar; and what recent assessment has been made of their capacity to meet the need for humanitarian assistance in that region.
(281906)
191
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions he has had with his international counterparts on the shortfall in financial assistance for the UN appeal for internally displaced persons from Swat and other parts of Malakand in north west Pakistan; and what plans his Department has for the provision of further assistance to the appeal.
(281907)
192
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment has been made of the number of people who have moved from Burma to Thailand as a result of the renewed military action in the eastern part of that country; and whether such people have access to humanitarian assistance.
(281908)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Justice
193
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people were prosecuted for sexual offences against those under the age of 18 years in (a) 2006, (b) 2007 and (c) 2008; and how many such prosecutions resulted in a conviction.
(281879)
194
N
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent discussions he has had with the Office of the Public Guardian on future employment at Archway Tower, London, N19; and if he will make a statement.
(281473)
195
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what percentage of the (a) meat, (b) fruit and (c) vegetables procured by his Department in the last 12 months was produced in the UK.
(281939)
196
Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners who had been in custody for less than 14 days received discharge grants upon release in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available; and how many days the offender had spent in custody in each case.
(281956)
197
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many awards the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority made to individuals with a criminal record in each year for which figures are available.
(281950)
198
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many awards the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority made to individuals injured while trying to prevent a crime or while helping a police officer catch a suspected criminal in each year for which figures are available; and what the monetary value of such awards was in each such year.
(281951)
199
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many awards the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority made in each year for which figures are available; and what the monetary value of those awards was in each such year.
(281953)
200
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many voters were eligible to vote in the (a) 2009 elections to the European Parliament and (b) 2005 General Election.
(281759)
201
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the proportion of statutory obligations provided for by legislation on matters for which his Department is responsible which were introduced as a consequence of obligations arising from EU legislation in the latest period for which figures are available.
(281861)
Questions to the Leader of the House
202
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Leader of the House, if she will bring forward proposals to provide for (a) (i) the suspension from the House and (ii) the dismissal from the House of hon. Members found to have committed serious misdemeanours and (b) a vote in the constituencies of such hon. members to determine whether they should keep their seats in such cases; and if she will make a statement.
(281785)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
203
N
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many (a) Protestant, (b) Roman Catholic and (c) non-determined applicants for the Police Service of Northern Ireland there were in (i) the most recent recruitment competition and (ii) all recruitment competitions since the inception of the 50/50 recruitment process.
(281530)
204
N
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many (a) Protestant, (b) Roman Catholic and (c) non-determined appointees to the Police Service of Northern Ireland there have been since the inception of the 50/50 recruitment process.
(281531)
205
N
Mark Durkan (Foyle): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the safety of migrant workers in Northern Ireland from attacks against minority groups.
(281592)
Questions to the Minister for the Olympics
206
N
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Minister for the Olympics, what her latest estimate is of the cost of hosting the London 2012 Olympics (a) athletics events and (b) opening and closing ceremonies at the Olympic Stadium.
(279447)
Questions to the Prime Minister
207
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Prime Minister, if he will make it his policy to establish a Royal Commission to report and make recommendations on electoral reform; and if he will make a statement.
(281775)
208
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness): To ask the Prime Minister, on how many occasions Lord Paul of Marylebone has visited 10 Downing Street on official business in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(281910)
Questions to the honourable Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission
209
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the honourable Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, whether the Electoral Commission has assessed the merits of requiring parliamentary candidates to make full financial disclosures at the point at which they became a candidate; and if he will make a statement.
(281784)
Questions to the Minister of State, Department for Transport
210
Mr David Anderson (Blaydon): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what recent representations his Department has received on (a) restrictions imposed and (b) charges levied by airlines on passengers who require supplementary oxygen when travelling by air.
(281822)
211
Mr David Anderson (Blaydon): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with (a) holders of rail franchises and (b) other transport operators on the provisions they make for accessibility to their services by the deaf and hard of hearing.
(281823)
212
Mr David Anderson (Blaydon): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what assessment he has made of progress towards compliance with the provisions of the Disability Discrimination Act in respect of accessibility by persons with disabilities (a) to buses by 2017 and (b) to rail vehicles by 2020; and if he will make a statement.
(281824)
213
N
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what incidents where (a) chemicals and (b) radioactive material were lost overboard (i) in UK waters and (ii) elsewhere from UK-registered ships took place in each year since 1985; and what the (A) location, (B) chemicals or materials involved and (C) amount subsequently recovered was in each case.
(281612)
214
N
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, on how many occasions (a) court actions and (b) fines have resulted from incidents where (i) chemicals and (ii) radioactive material have been lost overboard in (A) UK waters and (B) elsewhere from UK-registered ships since 1985; and what (1) type of conviction and (2) level of fine there was in each case in respect of which legal proceedings have been completed.
(281613)
215
N
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 15 June 2009, Official Report, column 15W, on Royal Family: travel, what steps his Department takes to assess whether travel arrangements proposed by the Royal Travel Office and Royal Household (a) achieve value for money and (b) minimise environmental impact before providing funding for them.
(281735)
216
N
Gordon Banks (Ochil and South Perthshire): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what steps he plans to take to improve the main transport routes in the UK.
(281605)
217
N
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what funding his Department is planning to provide for the electrification of the Barking to Gospel Oak rail line; and if he will make a statement.
(281471)
218
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, if the Secretary of State will make it his policy to monitor the incidence of publication on the internet of video recordings of traffic violations.
(281782)
219
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what percentage of the (a) meat, (b) fruit and (c) vegetables procured by his Department in the last 12 months was produced in the UK.
(281938)
220
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, how many applications for driving licences were found to be supported by birth certificates which claimed to but did not relate to the applicant in each of the last five years.
(281934)
221
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what plans his Department has to review (a) the compulsory basic training for moped riders and (b) the moped riding age.
(281760)
222
N
Robert Key (Salisbury): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, when an inspection was last carried out of the condition of the carriageway on the A303 at its junction with the A345 at Countess Roundabout, Wiltshire; what reports he has received on levels of road safety at this junction; and if he will make a statement.
(280725)
223
Mr John Randall (Uxbridge): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, how many road deaths there were in (a) London and (b) the London Borough of Hillingdon in each of the last three years for which records are available; how many of those killed were (i) drivers, (ii) vehicle passengers and (iii) pedestrians; how many such deaths occurred in 30 miles per hour zones; and how many were attributable to excess speed.
(281829)
224
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, how much capital funding has been spent on roads in (a) Essex and (b) Castle Point in each of the last five years.
(281849)
225
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, how much capital funding the Government has allocated to the rail network in (a) Essex and (b) Castle Point in each of the last five years.
(281850)
226
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what estimate he has made of the proportion of statutory obligations provided for by legislation on matters for which his Department is responsible which were introduced as a consequence of obligations arising from EU legislation in the latest period for which figures are available.
(281860)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Wales
227
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what representations he has received on the proposed National Assembly for Wales (Legislative Competence) (Environment) Order 2009 since its publication for pre-legislative scrutiny; and if he will make it his policy to publish those representations on his departmental website.
(281900)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
228
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what percentage of the (a) meat, (b) fruit and (c) vegetables procured by her Department in the last 12 months was produced in the UK.
(281936)
229
N
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps are taken to monitor the income and maintenance liability of non-resident parents in respect of whom the Child Support Agency has made nil maintenance calculations.
(281754)
230
N
Mr Roger Gale (North Thanet): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claims for disability living allowance, carers allowance and associated benefits submitted by expatriate UK citizens are under consideration by her Department's exportability team.
(280997)
231
N
Mr Roger Gale (North Thanet): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate her Department has made of the cost of meeting in full all outstanding expatriate claims for disability living allowance, carers allowance and associated benefits.
(280998)
232
N
Mr Roger Gale (North Thanet): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department plans to take to comply with the ruling of the European Court of Justice on the payment of exportable benefits.
(280999)
233
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many national insurance (a) cards and (b) numbers were withdrawn for having been found to have been fraudulently obtained in each of the last five years.
(281962)
234
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many applications for jobseeker's allowance were rejected owing to fraudulent documents being used in support of such applications in each of the last five years.
(281986)
235
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many individuals have been found to be claiming jobseeker's allowance under a false or stolen identity in each of the last five years.
(281987)
236
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many applications for a national insurance card or number were rejected owing to fraudulent documents being used in support of such applications in each of the last five years.
(281988)
237
N
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what data her Department collects on the living costs of jobseeker's allowance claimants aged (a) 25 years old or more and (b) under 25 years old.
(281601)
238
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what procedures there are for non-resident parents to appeal against liability orders for child maintenance.
(281764)
239
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will estimate the number of non-resident parents paying child maintenance who are in receipt of tax credits.
(281765)
240
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission is taking to resolve cases of arrears in the payment of child maintenance.
(281840)
241
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what account the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission takes of the circumstances of (a) resident parents and their families and (b) non-resident parents and their families in determining child maintenance.
(281841)
242
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what account the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission takes of shared custody arrangements in determining levels of child maintenance.
(281842)
243
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department has (a) commissioned and (b) reviewed recent research on the effectiveness of the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission and its predecessor agency in recovering child maintenance payments from non-resident parents.
(281843)
244
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what mechanism is in place for the recovery of child maintenance payments from British national absent parents who are resident overseas.
(281844)
245
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many formal complaints were received by the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission and its predecessor in each of the last five years; and how many such complaints were upheld.
(281845)
246
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many breaches of the Data Protection Act 1998 have been recorded in (a) her Department and (b) each of its agencies in each of the last five years.
(281846)
247
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many applications in respect of child maintenance the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission and its predecessor has made to the courts in each of the last five years.
(281847)
248
N
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what developments within development proximity zones surrounding (a) large-scale petrol storage depots and (b) onshore non-nuclear major hazard installations do not comply with Health and Safety Executive guidance on development within such zones; and if she will make a statement.
(280695)
249
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what average length of time jobseeker's allowance (JSA) claimants resident in (a) Essex and (b) Castle Point received JSA in each of the last five years.
(281848)
250
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the proportion of statutory obligations provided for by legislation on matters for which her Department is responsible which were introduced as a consequence of obligations arising from EU legislation in the latest period for which figures are available.
(281858)
251
N
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission considers a reduction in the working hours of a non-resident parent grounds for an adjustment to the calculation of child maintenance payments.
(281000)
252
N
Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when she plans to reply to Question (a) 269292 and (b) 269293, tabled on 20 April 2009, on the state retirement pension.
(281733)
Questions to the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
253
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what estimate he has made of the number of community-run post offices which have closed in each year since 1997.
[Transferred] (281890)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
254
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the number of people who will be assisted by the Homeowner Mortgage Support Scheme in (a) Peterborough and (b) England in the next 12 months.
[Transferred] (281954)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
255
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people were convicted of offences related to possesion of a knife in each police force area in each of the last 10 years.
[Transferred] (281895)

 
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