House of Commons portcullis
House of Commons
Session 2008 - 09
Publications on the internet
The Questions Book

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Monday 14 September 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 14 September 2009
(the 'Questions Book')

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Monday 14 September 2009


This paper contains only Written Questions for answer on Monday 14 September 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 14 September of which no previous notice has been given, see the Order Paper.

For Written and Oral Questions for answer after Monday 14 September see Part 2 of this paper.


Questions to the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
1
N
Lorely Burt (Solihull): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many complaints have been received by his Department in the last 12 months in relation to the health check offered to businesses by Business Link.
(291191)
2
N
Lorely Burt (Solihull): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what recent steps his Department has taken to increase the take-up rate among businesses of Business Link's health check service.
(291192)
3
N
Lorely Burt (Solihull): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many and what proportion of complaints received by Business Link were answered in (a) 10, (b) 11 to 15, (c) 16 to 20 and (d) more than 21 days in each of the last four years.
(291193)
4
N
Lorely Burt (Solihull): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what targets exist for the time within which Business Link responds to complaints received; and what the equivalent targets were in each of the last three years.
(291194)
5
N
Lorely Burt (Solihull): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many complaints were received by Business Link in each of the last four years.
(291195)
6
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what recent steps the Government has taken to assist young people in Coventry to secure employment.
(290981)
7
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what recent steps the Government has taken to assist graduates to secure employment.
(290982)
8
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many graduates have obtained a place on the National Internship Scheme (a) in England and (b) in Coventry.
(290983)
9
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, for how long the National Internship Scheme is planned to operate.
(290984)
10
N
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many cars have been scrapped under his Department's scheme for vehicles over 10 years old; and how many of those were registered as historic vehicles for vehicle excise duty purposes.
(291145)
11
N
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many individuals have claimed the £2,000 allowance for scrapped vehicles over 10 years old in respect of more than one vehicle.
(291146)
12
N
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what the net change in the number of teaching staff in further education colleges was over the academic year 2008-09.
(291073)
13
N
Mr Francis Maude (Horsham): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, with reference to the Answers of 17 October 2007, Official Report, column 1148W, and of 10 September 2007, Official Report, column 2011W, on conditions of employment, what provisions of the Warwick Agreement (a) have been implemented to date and (b) will be implemented over the course of this Parliament.
(291105)
14
N
Mr Francis Maude (Horsham): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, on what occasions the Secretary of State has visited Dorneywood since his appointment.
(291107)
15
N
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what payments his Department and its predecessors have made to Ms Polly Toynbee in the last five years; and for what purposes.
(290997)
16
N
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what payments the Economic and Social Research Council has made to Ms Polly Toynbee in the last five years; and for what purposes.
(290998)
17
N
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what payments regional development agencies have made to Ms Polly Toynbee in the last five years; and for what purposes.
(290999)
18
N
Bob Russell (Colchester): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps he has taken with the government of Afghanistan to encourage the export from Afghanistan to Britain of (a) food products and (b) other products; and if he will make a statement.
(291014)
19
N
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how much has been spent on the vehicle scrappage scheme; and if he will make a statement.
(290964)
Questions to the Minister for the Cabinet Office
20
N
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many and what proportion of young people aged between 18 and 24 years resident in the Chelmsford local authority area claimed jobseeker's allowance in (a) each of the last five years and (b) 2009 to date.
(290995)
21
N
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 16 July 2009, Official Report, column 624W, on the Advertising Advisory Committee, if she will place in the Library a copy of the minutes of each Government Strategic Marketing Advisory Board meeting in the last 12 months, redacting commercially confidential elements.
(291053)
22
N
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 20 April 2009, Official Report, column 351W, on central government: public relations, which public relations firms were on the Central Office of Information's list of accredited public relations companies in each year since 1997.
(291054)
23
N
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, for what reasons (a) paragraph 10.7 and (b) paragraph 10.8 of the 2005 Ministerial Code, on overseas visits, were removed when the Ministerial Code was revised in 2007.
(291056)
24
N
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the supplementary letter of 21 October 2008 from the Cabinet Office in its written evidence to the House of Lords Select Committee on Communications, HL 7, what her most recent estimate is of the number of special advisers whose responsibilities are primarily in communications.
(291109)
25
N
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many senior civil servants resigned from office to take up positions in the private sector in each of the last 10 years.
(291123)
Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
26
N
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what account his Department took of levels of taxation of air travel in (a) the Netherlands and (b) Belgium in assessing the likely effect of changes in air passenger duty on the global competitiveness of the UK aviation industry.
(291136)
27
N
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he has had with representatives of the UK financial services sector on the likely effects on competitiveness in the sector of an imposition of a cap on bonuses in other EU member states.
(291137)
28
N
Mr Philip Dunne (Ludlow): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much (a) the Valuation Office Agency and (b) contractors on its behalf have spent (i) in total and (ii) since September 2005 on the automated valuation model.
(290968)
29
N
Mr Philip Dunne (Ludlow): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the Valuation Office Agency's policy is on whether property attribute data on individual dwellings are treated as personal data under the Data Protection Act 1998.
(290969)
30
N
Mr Philip Dunne (Ludlow): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the Valuation Office Agency's freedom of information disclosure log for December 2006, what the Agency's policy is on using information from informers.
(290970)
31
N
Mr Philip Dunne (Ludlow): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many properties are recorded with each (a) individual dwellinghouse code and (b) value significant code in the local authority areas of Shropshire, according to electronic records held by the Valuation Office Agency.
(290971)
32
N
Robert Neill (Bromley & Chislehurst): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to page 30 of the Valuation Office Agency's Annual Report and Accounts 2008-09, HC 521, what the reasons were for the level of the increase in the salary including performance pay of the Chief Executive; and what that increase was in percentage terms.
(291010)
33
N
Robert Neill (Bromley & Chislehurst): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what external legal costs the Valuation Office Agency has incurred on cases relating to the new retrospective business rates being levied on firms in ports; and which legal firms and chambers have been instructed in such cases.
(291024)
34
N
Robert Neill (Bromley & Chislehurst): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, which QCs have been hired by the Valuation Office Agency in relation to valuation hearings and tribunals relating to the new retrospective business rates being levied on firms in ports.
(291025)
35
N
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he has had with his EU counterparts on the European VAT agreement relating to light emitting diode lightbulbs; and if he will make a statement.
(291108)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families
36
N
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what estimate he has made of the number of suspected trafficked children who have gone missing from local authority care in each of the last five years.
(291032)
37
N
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what arrangements have been made for the full implementation within the National Referral Mechanism of the provision of Article 10.3 of the Council of Europe Convention against Trafficking in Human Beings giving children the benefit of the doubt where the age of the trafficked child is uncertain; and if he will make a statement.
(291033)
38
N
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what recent discussions he has had with local authorities on their provision of support for vulnerable children suspected of having been trafficked under (a) section 20 and (b) section 17 of the Children Act 1989; and if he will make a statement.
(291034)
39
N
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what estimate his Department has made of the number of students educated to GCSE level in the independent sector taking up places in maintained school sixth forms or colleges for 16-19 education in each of the last five years for which figures are available.
(291133)
40
N
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, in which five non-core curriculum subjects the number of GCSE entries was highest in each (a) comprehensive, (b) selective and (c) partially selective local education authority area in 2009.
(291134)
41
N
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, in which five non-core curriculum subjects the number of GCSE entries was highest in (a) maintained comprehensive, (b) maintained selective, (c) maintained secondary modern and (d) independent schools in 2009.
(291135)
42
N
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what Sure Start children's centres are open in Hendon; what services each provides; what (a) capital and (b) revenue funding for them has been provided by (i) the Government and (ii) the London Borough of Barnet; and what steps he plans to take to ensure their future security of funding.
(291057)
43
N
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many and what percentage of students aged 16 to 18 years in each secondary school in Hendon were in receipt of education maintenance allowance in academic year 2008-09; what the expected equivalent figures are for 2009-10; and what assessment has been made of the effect of the allowance on numbers of pupils staying on in education in Hendon.
(291058)
44
N
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what the allocation for Barnet for (a) dedicated schools grant and (b) guaranteed funding per pupil is for (i) 2009, (ii) 2010 and (iii) 2011; what the change in per pupil funding was in (A) cash and (B) percentage terms between 1997 and 2009; and what (1) total and (2) per pupil funding allocation for Barnet for 2009-10 is for (aa) school development grant, (bb) school standards grant, (cc) school standards grant (personalisation), (dd) ethnic minority achievement grant, (ee) extended schools, (ff) primary strategy, (gg) school lunch grant, (hh) music services, (ii) harnessing technology (ICT) and (jj) devolved formula capital.
(291059)
45
N
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, which schools in Hendon have received central government capital funds other than devolved formula capital since 1997; how much each received in each year; for what purpose the grant was allocated in each year; and what the percentage difference was between capital expenditure on such schools in 1996-97 and 2009-10.
(291060)
46
N
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many and what proportion of pupils achieved (a) five or more GCSEs at grades A* to C and (b) five or more GCSEs at grades A* to C including English and mathematics in 2009.
(291129)
47
N
David Howarth (Cambridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many teaching appointments were made in England in the most recent year for which figures are available; and what percentage of these appointments were newly qualified teachers.
(291125)
48
N
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how much was spent on the Sure Start Children's Centres block of the Sure Start, Early Years and Childcare Grant in each financial year between 2003-04 and 2007-08.
(291160)
49
N
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how much was spent on the Childcare Sufficiency and Access Grant of the Sure Start, Early Years and Childcare Grant in each financial year between 2003-04 and 2007-08.
(291161)
50
N
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how much was spent on the Outcomes, Quality and Inclusion block of the Sure Start, Early Years and Childcare Grant in each financial year between 2003-04 and 2007-08.
(291162)
51
N
Mr Andrew Pelling (Croydon Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, if he will collect information on (a) levels of epilepsy in schools and (b) educational attainment of pupils with epilepsy.
(291019)
52
N
Mr Andrew Pelling (Croydon Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, when Ofsted plan to report on their review of special educational needs.
(291020)
53
N
Mr Andrew Pelling (Croydon Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, if he will commission research into educational provision for children in each category of special educational needs.
(291021)
54
N
Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what the average expenditure per school pupil in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in each local education authority area in England was in each year since 1997; and what the per pupil funding from his Department was in each area in each such year.
(291110)
55
N
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many and what proportion of care leavers were living in suitable accommodation (a) in total and (b) in each of the smallest geographical areas for which figures are available in each year since 2000; and if he will make a statement.
(291190)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
56
N
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assistance has been provided to local authorities for expenditure on fire safety measures in council housing following the Lakanal House fire in Camberwell.
[R] (291159)
57
N
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, under what circumstances the Valuation Office Agency classifies a garden shed as an outbuilding for the purposes of its value significant and dwellinghouse coding system for council tax valuations.
(291052)
58
N
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether the training facilities at the Fire Service College will be made available to train private sector contractors who would provide contingency fire cover in the event of industrial action by fire brigades.
(291068)
59
N
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 3 July 2009, Official Report, column 454W, on fire services: Greater London, for what reasons (a) staff in the London regional control centre will be eligible and (b) staff in other new fire control rooms will not be eligible for the Fire Brigade's Long Service and Good Conduct Medal.
(291069)
60
N
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what contingency fire cover arrangements, other than the use of retained fire fighters, there are in the event of a (a) local and (b) national firefighters' strike.
(291115)
61
N
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 28 October 2008, Official Report, column 956W, on housing, for what reasons the Housing Reform Green Paper will not be proceeded with; and which Minister took the decision not to proceed.
(291149)
62
N
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many properties with each (a) dwellinghouse and (b) value significant code in the local authority area of Welwyn Hatfield are recorded in the Valuation Office Agency's electronic records.
(291150)
63
N
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what analysis of his Department's expenditure by Parliamentary constituency has been commissioned in the last 12 months.
(291151)
64
N
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to page 41 of his Department's proposed recast of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, how many individual energy performance certificates have been checked and verified for accuracy to date; and how many and what proportion of such checks identified an inaccuracy in the certificate.
(291152)
65
N
Alan Simpson (Nottingham South): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many energy performance certificates have been issued in relation to buildings in the East Midlands; how many accredited energy assessors there are in the East Midlands; and how many properties in the East Midlands do not meet required energy performance standards.
(291051)
66
N
Alan Simpson (Nottingham South): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 1 September 2009, Official Report, columns 1837-8W, on housing: energy, how many energy performance certificates in respect of properties (a) of each tenure type and (b) in each region have been issued to date.
(291114)
67
N
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will undertake a cumulative impact assessment on business rates in 2010-11 of the 2010 rates revaluation in empty property rates threshold changes supplementary rates in respect of Crossrail with post-revaluation rateable values and deferred increases from 2009-10.
(291086)
68
N
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many properties with each (a) dwellinghouse and (b) value significant code in the local authority area of Solihull are recorded on the Valuation Office Agency's electronic records.
(291087)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence
69
N
Mr Ian Cawsey (Brigg & Goole): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he plans to take to improve the provision of mental health services to serving and former members of the armed forces.
(291119)
70
N
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many staff from his Department are based in the provincial reconstruction team base in Lashkar Gar; what proportion of such staff (a) have left the perimeter of the base by road during their tour and (b) are performing roles which could be undertaken at Camp Bastion; and if he will make a statement.
(291094)
71
N
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many helicopter journeys have been made to transfer civilian staff to and from the provincial reconstruction team base in Lashkar Gar in the last 12 months; how many of these were for the transport of civilian staff (a) stationed at and (b) visiting the base; and if he will make a statement.
(291097)
72
N
Stewart Hosie (Dundee East): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many times and at what locations depleted uranium shells have been test-fired in Scotland in each of the last five years.
(291180)
73
N
Stewart Hosie (Dundee East): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department has spent on test-firing depleted uranium shells in the last five years.
(291181)
74
N
Stewart Hosie (Dundee East): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many depleted uranium shells were test-fired in Scotland in each of the last five years.
(291182)
75
N
Stewart Hosie (Dundee East): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people in the Defence Medical Services are based in Scotland.
(291183)
76
N
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what criteria determine the awarding of bonuses to staff at the Met Office; and if he will make a statement.
(291148)
77
N
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Tornado airframes deployed to Afghanistan have been unserviceable for more than 30 days since the date of deployment since 2001.
(291075)
78
N
Mr Angus MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of (a) the Global Positioning System and (b) NIDAR radar for missile tracking.
(291022)
79
N
Mr Angus MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many missile practice camps there were at each UK missile range in (a) 2008 and (b) 2009 to date; what missiles were tested at each; how many camps there will be in (i) the remainder of 2009 and (ii) 2010; and what missiles will be tested at each.
(291023)
80
N
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the level of use of each British military training site was in each of the last 10 years.
(291164)
81
N
Willie Rennie (Dunfermline and West Fife): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on what grounds applications to join the armed forces may be rejected.
(291044)
82
N
Willie Rennie (Dunfermline and West Fife): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much was charged to occupants of Modern Housing Solutions housing for damage to that housing in each financial year since 1997.
(291045)
83
N
Willie Rennie (Dunfermline and West Fife): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many cases of bullying in each of the armed forces have been reported in each year since 1997.
(291046)
84
N
Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many service personnel normally based in Scotland were referred to the Priory Clinic as (a) inpatients and (b) outpatients in each year since 2003.
(291175)
85
N
Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what reactor design has been selected by the Strategic Deterrent Programme Board for the successor submarine; what other decisions have been made by the Board in 2009; and what further decisions are scheduled to be made by the Board prior to May 2010.
(291176)
86
N
Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the programme to build the successor to the Vanguard class submarine is on schedule; and when the initial gateway decision for the programme will be made.
(291177)
87
N
Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department spent on each university corps in the University Officer Training Corps in each year since 1997.
(291178)
88
N
Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what expenditure his Department incurred on postgraduate education for serving members of the armed forces normally based in (a) England, (b) Scotland, (c) Wales and (d) Ireland in each year since 1997.
(291179)
89
N
Bob Russell (Colchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what proportion of food consumed by members of the armed forces in Helmand province consisted of locally-grown agricultural products in the latest period for which figures are available.
(291016)
90
N
Mr Mike Weir (Angus): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department has spent on recycling decommissioned Type 42 destroyers to date.
(291173)
91
N
Mr Mike Weir (Angus): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, where each of the Type 42 destroyers which remain to be decommissioned will be recycled.
(291174)
92
N
Ann Winterton (Congleton): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for what reasons the journalist Michael Yon is no longer embedded with British armed forces in Afghanistan.
(290966)
93
N
Ann Winterton (Congleton): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what percentage of (a) Jackal, (b) Panther and (c) Viking vehicles in Afghanistan are fully operational.
(290967)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change
94
N
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, for which non-departmental public bodies his Department is responsible.
[R] (291157)
95
N
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what estimate he has made of the cost to an individual to train for the qualification of technical inspector for the Warm Front scheme; and if he will make a statement.
(291062)
96
N
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, if he will commission a review of Eaga's performance in carrying out its contractual obligations for the Warm Front scheme; and if he will make a statement.
(291131)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
97
N
Mr Ian Cawsey (Brigg & Goole): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent progress has been made on the implementation of codes of practice for animal welfare under the Animal Welfare Act 2006.
(291116)
98
N
Mr Ian Cawsey (Brigg & Goole): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what his Department's plans are for expenditure on flood defences in 2010-11; and how much it spent in 2009-10.
(291117)
99
N
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the cost to his Department in (a) 2009, (b) 2010 and (c) 2011 of each non-departmental body it sponsors.
(291098)
100
N
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the cost to his Department of the (a) Committee of Investigation for Great Britain, (b) Expert Group on Cryptosporidium in Water Supplies, (c) Family Food Committee, (d) Financial Management and Policy Review of the Commons Commissioners, (e) Hill Farming Advisory Committee, (f) National Expert Group on Transboundary Air Pollution, (g) National Rural Development Forum, (h) National Statistics Quality Review on Sustainable Farming and Food Regulation Task Force, (i) Review of Fishing Vessel Licensing, (j) Review of Funding Mechanisms for Food and Coastal Defence, (k) Review of Marine Nature Conservation Working Group Science Advisory Group, (l) Sustainable Consumption and Production Business Taskforce, (m) Sustainable Development Taskforce, (n) Sustainable Farming and Food Implementation Group and (o) Sustainable Farming and Food Research Priorities Group in each of the last five years.
(291099)
101
N
Martin Horwood (Cheltenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many waste incinerators were operational in England at the latest date for which figures are available.
(291090)
102
N
Martin Horwood (Cheltenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the percentage of waste arisings incinerated in each year since 1997.
(291091)
103
N
Martin Horwood (Cheltenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many prosecutions there have been for offences related to poor air quality arising from incinerator use in each year since 1997.
(291092)
104
N
Martin Horwood (Cheltenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the weight of waste incinerated in each year since 1997.
(291093)
105
N
Mr Eddie McGrady (South Down): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to seek funding from the European Fisheries Fund to assist the fishing industry following the agreement of the days-at-sea limit in December 2008.
(291041)
106
N
Mr Eddie McGrady (South Down): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the Northern Ireland Executive Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development on UK fisheries.
(291042)
107
N
John Mann (Bassetlaw): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he had on his recent visit to Ilam Hall Youth Hostel on the role of the Youth Hostels Association in providing access to the countryside for young people from towns and cities.
(291002)
108
N
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what guidance his Department has issued on the implementation of the EU Water Directive.
(291163)
109
N
Bob Russell (Colchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he plans to take to increase the UK's self-sufficiency in food.
(291017)
110
N
Bob Russell (Colchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what his estimate is of the percentage of food consumed in the UK which was grown in the UK in the latest period for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
(291018)
111
N
Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effects on human health of odours from agricultural muck-spreading.
(290985)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
112
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government has taken to prevent UK nationals being taken hostage off the coast of Somalia.
(290980)
113
N
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he expects his Department's unit dedicated to helping those affected by Irish Republican Army terrorism and their families seeking compensation from Libya to be operational; and if he will make a statement.
(291196)
114
N
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the team being established in his Department to provide assistance to those affected by Irish Republican Army terrorism and their families will offer legal advice on seeking compensation from Libya; and if he will make a statement.
(291197)
115
N
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many times he has discussed the case of Mr Al-Megrahi with his US counterpart since Mr Al-Megrahi's conviction.
(291198)
116
N
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many official visits to Libya were made by officials from his Department in (a) 2006, (b) 2007, (c) 2008 and (d) 2009; and what the purpose of each such visit was.
(291199)
117
N
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much his Department spent on each of its campaigns aimed at Britons travelling abroad in each year since 2001; what research his Department has commissioned into the effectiveness of each such campaign; and if he will make a statement.
(290996)
118
N
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many staff from his Department are based in the provincial reconstruction team base in Lashkar Gar; what proportion of such staff (a) have left the perimeter of the base by road during their tour and (b) are performing roles which could be undertaken at Camp Bastion; and if he will make a statement.
(291095)
119
N
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department submitted a further request for an explanation from the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) of the treatment of the hon. Member for Birmingham, Selly Oak and her travelling companions when they were refused entry into Israel at Ben Gurion Airport in 2006 following its receipt of the MFA letter of 15 January 2007; what steps were taken by his Department following receipt of a copy of relevant file papers from the hon. Member for Birmingham, Selly Oak in June 2008; and if he will make a statement.
(291106)
120
N
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many officials in his Department are working full-time on assisting the victims of IRA terrorism to seek compensation from Libya; how many other officials will be employed full-time on this work as a consequence of the implementation of the proposals in the Prime Minister's announcement in Germany on 6 September 2009; and if he will make a statement.
(291169)
121
N
Mr Michael Moore (Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he has taken to support the establishment of an EU Special Representative to the Horn of Africa region; when he expects an appointment to this post to be made; and if he will make a statement.
(291141)
122
N
Mr Michael Moore (Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many British citizens have been held for questioning in Eritrea by the Eritrean secret police in each of the last five years; what support his Department provides to such citizens; and if he will make a statement.
(291142)
123
N
Sir John Stanley (Tonbridge & Malling): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he plans to reply to the letter of 11 March from the right hon. Member for Tonbridge and Malling on behalf of Mrs Debra Guneri.
(291047)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
124
N
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent representations he has received on the age at which cervical cancer screening starts; and if he will make a statement.
(290993)
125
N
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much revenue was generated by charges on (a) staff, (b) patients and (c) others for the use of car parks at (i) Broomfield and (ii) St John's Hospital in Chelmsford in each of the last five years.
(291039)
126
N
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will place in the Library copies of the evidence his Department used in making its recent decision on the age at which cervical screening should begin.
(291040)
127
N
Mr Ian Cawsey (Brigg & Goole): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport on the health benefits of the free swimming initiative for children and pensioners.
(291120)
128
N
Mr Parmjit Dhanda (Gloucester): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will exempt from the payment of prescription charges those with coeliac disease.
(290992)
129
N
Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many full-time equivalent members of staff of (a) his Department and (b) its associated public bodies are working on projects relating to legacy planning for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games; and what plans he has for such staffing levels in 2010-11 and 2011-12.
(291154)
130
N
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps Milton Keynes Primary Care Trust takes to establish the qualifications of doctors contracted to MK Doc.
(291076)
131
N
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many doctors (a) of each nationality and (b) qualified in each country (i) are and (ii) have been contracted by MK Doc out-of-hours service since the service was established.
(291077)
132
N
Anne Milton (Guildford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when his Department plans to publish a summary of the responses received in the consultation on The Future of the Healthcare Science Workforce: Modernising Scientific Careers: The Next Steps; and if he will make a statement.
(290979)
133
N
Mr Malcolm Moss (North East Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department has taken to assist Cambridgeshire Primary Care Trust to cope with increases in cases of swine flu; and if he will make a statement.
(291026)
134
N
Mr Malcolm Moss (North East Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many doses of (a) Tamiflu and (b) Relenza (i) have been and (ii) are planned to be made available to Cambridgeshire Primary Care Trust; how many doses of swine flu vaccine are planned to be made available to the Trust; and if he will make a statement.
(291027)
135
N
Mr Malcolm Moss (North East Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many cases of swine flu were registered by Cambridgeshire Primary Care Trust in each week of the last six months; and if he will make a statement.
(291028)
136
N
Mr Malcolm Moss (North East Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people in the Cambridgeshire Primary Care Trust area contacted their GP with symptoms of swine flu in each week of the last six months; and if he will make a statement.
(291029)
137
N
Greg Mulholland (Leeds North West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) people and (b) children underwent an emergency hospital admission following an asthma attack in 2008.
(290976)
138
N
Mr Terry Rooney (Bradford North): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many hours of (a) general practioners', (b) nursing, (c) dentists' and (d) surgeons' time was available in the NHS per head of population in (i) Bradford and (ii) England in (A) 1982, (B) 1997 and (C) 2009.
(291074)
139
N
Paul Rowen (Rochdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions his Department's Performance Delivery Team has had with strategic health authorities on the response times of the Greater Manchester Ambulance Service.
(291035)
140
N
Paul Rowen (Rochdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many manufacturers of generic antibiotics had operating manufacturing units at which generic antibiotics were manufactured in the UK (a) in 1997 and (b) at the latest date for which figures are available.
(291037)
141
N
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) fines, (b) prosecutions and (c) convictions there have been against managers or occupants of smoke-free premises for (i) failure to display no-smoking signs and (ii) failure to prevent smoking in a smoke-free place; and if he will make a statement.
(291063)
142
N
Sir John Stanley (Tonbridge & Malling): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much funding was allocated to each primary care trust from the £50 million provided for funding breaks for carers in 2009-10.
(291048)
143
N
Sir John Stanley (Tonbridge & Malling): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much funding was allocated to each primary care trust from the £100 million provided for funding breaks for carers in 2010-11.
(291050)
144
N
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the recent report on NHS staffing by McKinsey and Company was commissioned by his Department; and at what cost.
(291121)
145
N
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent research he has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the effect of the prohibition of tobacco point of sale displays on public health.
(291143)
146
N
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when officials from his Department last met representatives of the Motor Neurone Disease Association to discuss wheelchair services; and if he will make a statement.
(290965)
147
N
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much West Sussex Primary Care Trust estimates it will spend on management consultancy in 2009-10.
(291072)
148
N
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many and what proportion of adults with learning disabilities were in settled accommodation (a) in total and (b) in each of the smallest geographical areas for which figures are available in each year since 2000; and if he will make a statement.
(291187)
149
N
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many and what proportion of adults receiving secondary mental health services were in employment (a) in total and (b) in each of the smallest geographical areas for which figures are available in each year since 2000; and if he will make a statement.
(291188)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
150
N
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, who in his Department was (a) consulted about and (b) informed of the appointment of the Chief Constable of Essex Police; and if he will make a statement.
(291043)
151
N
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what his most recent estimate is of the number of women and children trafficked into the UK for (a) sexual exploitation, (b) labour exploitation, (c) domestic servitude and (d) other purposes in each of the last five years.
(291030)
152
N
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department takes to (a) monitor and (b) evaluate the (i) work and (ii) performance of the competent authority under the national referral mechanism for victims of trafficking.
(291031)
153
N
Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many full-time equivalent members of staff are employed in his Department's Olympic Security Directorate; and at what cost in 2009-10.
(291155)
154
N
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the number of (a) deaths and (b) injuries arising from knives used in the course of a crime (i) in total and (ii) per person in (A) England and (B) Wales in each year since 1997.
(291170)
155
N
Damian Green (Ashford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many records were held on National Fingerprint Database on 1 August 2009.
(291200)
156
N
Damian Green (Ashford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many student visa applications were submitted in the first six months of 2009.
(291201)
157
N
Damian Green (Ashford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many of the 4,096 offenders who had their licence recalled in 2008-09 and were classified as returned to custody have been deported.
(291202)
158
N
Damian Green (Ashford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many staff were working in his Department's Return and Reintegration Directorate on 1 July (a) 2006, (b) 2007, (c) 2008 and (d) 2009.
(291204)
159
N
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many UK work permits have been issued to (a) Romanian and (b) Bulgarian nationals since the accession of those countries to the EU.
(291067)
160
N
David Howarth (Cambridge): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he plans to issue revised guidance to UK Border Agency caseworkers on the application of Article 8 of the European Convention of Human Rights in the light of the House of Lords judgment in the case of Huang and Kashmiri (2007) UKHL 11.
(291124)
161
N
David Howarth (Cambridge): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent representations he has received regarding the unavailability of a basic disclosure service from the Criminal Records Bureau.
(291128)
162
N
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what his estimate is of the cost Merseyside Police has incurred in investigating the case of Michael Shields.
(291013)
163
N
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police officers there were (a) per head of population and (b) per notifiable offence in each police force area in each year since 1997.
(291186)
164
N
Sir Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he plans to reply to the letter to him dated 27 July 2009 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mr S Malik.
(290990)
165
N
Mr Michael Moore (Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Eritrean nationals have been forcibly returned from the UK to Eritrea since September 2008; what reports he has received of their treatment by the Eritrean authorities upon their return; and if he will make a statement.
(291138)
166
N
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St Edmunds): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) under 18-year-olds and (b) 18-year-olds and over were convicted in each police authority area of illegally carrying (i) knives and (ii) other weapons in (A) 2007-08 and (B) 2008-09; and if he will make a statement.
(290972)
167
N
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St Edmunds): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many persistent and prolific offenders were identified in each police force area in (a) 2007-08 and (b) 2008-09.
(290973)
168
N
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St Edmunds): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many racially-motivated crimes were committed in each police force area in 2008-09.
(290974)
169
N
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St Edmunds): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what percentage of those brought into a police station tested positively for class A drugs in 2008-09; and how many offenders entered treatment voluntarily through the Drug Intervention Programme in that year.
(290975)
170
N
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many family intervention projects at each level of intervention have been set up in (a) England, (b) Essex and (c) Castle Point; and if he will make a statement.
(291061)
171
N
Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when his Department plans to announce its policy conclusions following the end of the vehicle immobilisation consultation.
(290988)
172
N
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people trafficked into the UK have been flown back to their country of origin (a) in and (b) outside the EU in the last 12 months; and what estimate he has made of the cost to his Department of such journeys.
(291080)
173
N
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many brothels have been raided by the police in England and Wales in each of the last three years; and how much money has been seized under proceeds of crime legislation as a result of such raids.
(291081)
174
N
Mr David Winnick (Walsall North): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he plans to respond to the letter of 27 July 2009 from the hon. Member for Walsall North concerning a constituent.
(291088)
Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development
175
N
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many staff from his Department are based in the provincial reconstruction team base in Lashkar Gar; what proportion of such staff (a) have left the perimeter of the base by road during their tour and (b) are performing roles which could be undertaken at Camp Bastion; and if he will make a statement.
(291096)
176
N
Mr Michael Moore (Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what estimate he has made of the monetary value of his Department's aid seized by the government of Sudan; what steps he is taking to ensure the return of that aid to the organisations to which it was directed; and if he will make a statement.
(291139)
177
N
Mr Michael Moore (Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what support his Department has provided to Radio Erena to broadcast to Eritrea in the last three years; and if he will make a statement.
(291140)
178
N
Bob Russell (Colchester): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what estimate he has made of the value to farmers in Afghanistan of growing (a) pomegranates and (b) poppies in the latest period for which figures are available.
(291015)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Justice
179
N
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he intends to use his powers under section 143(6) of the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000 to produce rules for the inclusion of imprints on election materials that take the form of websites, emails or other similar electronic means; and if he will make a statement.
(291153)
180
N
Mr Neil Gerrard (Walthamstow): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much the Probation Service has spent on information technology since May 1997.
(290977)
181
N
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) women and (b) men with a home address in Wales were serving custodial sentences in each prison outside Wales at the latest date for which figures are available; and what lengths of sentence such prisoners were serving.
(291171)
182
N
Damian Green (Ashford): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many of the 954 offenders who had their licence recalled in 2008-09 and have not been returned to custody are foreign nationals.
(291203)
183
N
David Howarth (Cambridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prosecutions were commenced under section 123(2) of the Police Act 1997 in the most recent year for which figures are available; and how many such prosecutions resulted in a conviction.
(291126)
184
N
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when he expects to make a final decision on a pardon in the case of Michael Shields.
(291011)
185
N
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the cost to the public purse was of legal advice and representation in the concluded judicial review in the case concerning Michael Shields.
(291012)
186
N
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people in each ethnic group were convicted of racially aggravated offences in 2007; and for what offences they were convicted.
(291185)
187
N
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether the Government received representations from the US administration at the time of his decision to alter the terms of the proposed UK-Libya Prisoner Transfer Agreement so that it did not exclude the case of Mr al-Megrahi; and if he will make a statement.
(291165)
188
N
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether the Government informed the US administration at the time of its decision to alter the terms of the proposed UK-Libya Prisoner Transfer Agreement so that it did not exclude the case of Mr al-Megrahi; and if he will make a statement.
(291166)
189
N
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of (a) male and (b) female prisoners are in paid employment within prison.
(291100)
190
N
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, following the pilots that commenced on 1 September 2008, what decision the Government has made regarding the use of conditional cautions for vulnerable women; and upon what criteria this decision was made.
(291101)
191
N
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of (a) male and (b) female offenders released from prison were in sustained employment (i) three months, (ii) six months and (iii) one year after their release in each of the last 10 years.
(291102)
192
N
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many abstinence-based therapeutic programmes there are for drug and alcohol addiction in women's prisons; and how many prisoners (a) entered and (b) completed such programmes in each year for which records are available.
(291103)
193
N
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the (a) certified normal accommodation and (b) total capacity to house female prisoners is.
(291104)
194
N
Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners have been placed on suicide watch whilst serving a custodial sentence of each type in each of the last five years.
(291111)
195
N
Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners have attempted suicide whilst serving a custodial sentence of each type in each of the last five years.
(291112)
196
N
Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of prisoners have committed suicide whilst serving a custodial sentence of each type in each of the last five years.
(291113)
197
N
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of offenders under probation supervision were (a) in employment and (b) living in settled and suitable accommodation at the end of their order or licence (i) in total and (ii) in each of the smallest geographical areas for which figures are available in each year since 2000; and if he will make a statement.
(291189)
198
N
Mr David Winnick (Walsall North): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when he plans to reply to the letter of 12 August 2009 from the hon. Member for Walsall North concerning a constituent; and what the reasons are for the time taken to acknowledge receipt of the letter.
(291085)
Questions to the Minister of State, Department for Transport
199
N
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, how many passengers travelling (a) north and (b) south on the Midland Mainline (i) boarded and (ii) alighted from trains at Kettering station on each day since 27 April 2009.
(291064)
200
N
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, further to his letter to the Chair of the Transport Select Committee dated 6 July 2009, how many passengers (a) boarded and (b) alighted from trains at Corby railway station on each day since 14 June 2009.
(291065)
201
N
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, when physical construction work on widening the A14 between junctions 7 and 9 around Kettering is scheduled to (a) start and (b) finish.
(291066)
202
N
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what the (a) average and (b) peak daily traffic volumes for the A14 between junctions 7 and 10 around Kettering were in the latest period for which figures are available; and what they are forecast to be in (i) 2010, (ii) 2015 and (iii) 2020.
(291070)
203
N
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what steps his Department plans to take to assist local authorities to meet the cost of freedom passes for pensioners and the disabled.
[R] (291158)
204
N
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, when he expects the roadworks on the A1(M) in the vicinity of junction 4 to be completed; and if he will make a statement.
(291144)
205
N
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what information his Department holds on the effects of the ethanol and bio content of some modern fuels on fibreglass fuel tanks and bonding glue; if he will issue guidance to motorists on the matter; and if he will make a statement.
(291147)
206
N
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what the minimum level of service required to be delivered on any particular day of the week is for London Midland to fulfil its rail franchise agreement.
(291078)
207
N
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what assessment has been made of whether the level of service provided by London Midland on 6 September 2009 was in compliance with the terms of its franchise.
(291083)
208
N
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what the estimated cost to the public purse is of the work (a) undertaken and (b) commissioned by Network Rail into possible new high-speed rail routes from London to other major cities.
(291167)
209
N
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what the estimated cost to the public purse is of High Speed Two's work to produce a report on a possible new rail link between London and the West Midlands.
(291168)
210
N
John Mann (Bassetlaw): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, when the (a) Blyth fly-over and (b) associated A1 improvements in Nottinghamshire will be open.
(291009)
211
N
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 2 March 2009, Official Report, column 1272W, on rescue services: Hope Cove, what the basis is of the operational restrictions upon the Hope Cove lifeboat prior to the consultation process taking place.
(291082)
Questions to the Minister for Women and Equality
212
N
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Minister for Women and Equality, what payments (a) the Government Equalities Office and (b) the Equality and Human Rights Commission have made to Ms Polly Toynbee; and for what purposes.
(291000)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
213
N
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many job vacancies were notified to Chelmsford Jobcentre Plus in each of the last six months for which figures are available.
(290994)
214
N
Mr Ian Cawsey (Brigg & Goole): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans she has to review the operation of the War Pensions Scheme.
(291118)
215
N
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many parents resident in Wales defaulted on child support payments in each of the last five years.
(291172)
216
N
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of claims for employment and support allowance took (a) fewer than 11 days, (b) between 11 and 40 days and (c) over 40 days to process in each month since the scheme came into operation.
(291004)
217
N
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what percentage of people leaving incapacity benefit began claiming (a) incapacity benefit again and (b) employment and support allowance within a year of leaving the benefit in each of the last five years for which figures are available; and of those people what percentage were aged (i) 18 to 24, (ii) 25 to 49 and (iii) 50 years and over in each year.
(291005)
218
N
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the estimated (a) on-flow and (b) off-flow for (i) employment and support allowance and (ii) jobseeker's allowance are for each year to 2012-13 (A) with and (B) without implementation of the proposed policy changes contained in, Raising Expectations and Increasing Support: Reforming Welfare for the Future.
(291006)
219
N
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of people (a) in total, (b) aged 18 to 24, (c) aged 25 to 49 and (d) aged 50 years and over who made a new claim for (i) incapacity benefit and (ii) employment and support allowance in the most recent year for which figures are available in (A) Pathways to Work Jobcentre Plus-led areas and (B) Pathways to Work-led areas were in work (1) six months and (2) one year later.
(291007)
220
N
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many sanctions were imposed on incapacity benefit claimants who missed their (a) first, (b) second and (c) third work-focused interview in each quarter since 2003.
(291008)
221
N
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people claiming the state pension had their pensions payments temporarily suspended to perform system checks in each month of 2009; and how many days on average such checks lasted.
[R] (291156)
222
N
John Mason (Glasgow East): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of the 400 employment opportunities to be created for people with learning disabilities by her Department as identified in the report, Valuing Employment Now, will be in (a) each region of England, (b) Wales, (c) Scotland and (d) Northern Ireland.
(291184)
223
N
Mr Malcolm Moss (North East Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people received (a) jobseeker's allowance, (b) income support and (c) incapacity benefit in (i) England and (ii) North East Cambridgeshire in each of the last 15 years; and if she will make a statement.
(291001)
224
N
Paul Rowen (Rochdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many blind or partially sighted claimants of jobseeker's allowance are between the ages of 18 and 24 years.
(291036)
225
N
Paul Rowen (Rochdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate her Department has made of the number of people resident in unemployment hot spots and claiming employment support allowance, income support or incapacity benefit who will participate in the Future Jobs Fund in the next 12 months.
(291038)
226
N
Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she plans to take to assist under-25 year olds who have been unemployed for over 12 months.
(290986)
227
N
Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the merits of providing the adult national minimum wage rate to 18 year olds.
(290987)
228
N
Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the merits of applying the national minimum wage to apprentices.
(290989)
229
N
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how long on average the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission takes to recalculate from the point of notification child maintenance liabilities for non-resident parents who return to work after a period of unemployment under the (a) old and (b) new scheme.
(291132)
230
N
Mr Shailesh Vara (North West Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people aged (a) 16 and (b) 17 years were in receipt of jobseeker's allowance in each of the last 10 years.
(291003)
231
N
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 20 April 2009, Official Report, column 115W, on disability living allowance, how many applications for disability living allowance in respect of those aged 65 years or more were reprocessed as a claim for attendance allowance in the last 12 months.
(291071)
232
N
Mr David Winnick (Walsall North): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when she plans to reply to the letter of 9 July 2009 from the hon. Member for Walsall North, transferred from the Cabinet Office, concerning a constituent.
(291084)
233
N
Mr David Winnick (Walsall North): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when she plans to reply to the letter of 28 July 2009 from the hon. Member for Walsall North concerning a constituent.
(291089)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
234
N
Sir Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when a reply will be sent to the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton's letter dated 27 July 2009 to him with regard to Ms Gina Hine, referred to the Department of Culture, Media and Sport.
[Transferred] (290991)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
235
N
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department takes to enforce legislation on smoking in vehicles used for business purposes; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (291130)
236
N
Sir John Stanley (Tonbridge & Malling): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much was allocated to each local authority from the £240 million provided for carer's grant in 2009-10.
[Transferred] (291049)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
237
N
Mr Neil Gerrard (Walthamstow): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many fixed penalty notices were issued in each of the last 24 months by each police force in England and Wales.
[Transferred] (290978)
238
N
David Howarth (Cambridge): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he plans to bring into force (a) section 112 of the Police Act 1997 and (b) section 56 of the Data Protection Act 1998.
[Transferred] (291127)
239
N
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 14 July 2009, Official Report, column 310W, on 62 Eaton Place, on what date the searches contained in the home information pack for 62 South Eaton Place were (a) commissioned and (b) produced; and what assessment has been made of the duration of the validity of the results of such searches.
[Transferred] (291079)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Justice
240
N
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the cost was of (a) the Office of Public Sector Information logo and (b) other rebranding of Her Majesty's Stationery Office as the Office of Public Sector Information.
[Transferred] (291055)

 
contents
 
House of Commons home page Houses of Parliament home page House of Lords home page search page enquiries

© Parliamentary copyright 2009
Revised 10 September 2009