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Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Thursday 15 October 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 Thursday 15 October 2009
(the 'Questions Book')

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Thursday 15 October 2009


This paper contains only Written Questions for answer on Thursday 15 October 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 Thursday 15 October of which no previous notice has been given, see the Order Paper.

For Written and Oral Questions for answer after Thursday 15 October see Part 2 of this paper.


Questions to the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
1
Sir Menzies Campbell (North East Fife): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what support has been provided to Mabey and Johnson Ltd by the Export Credits Guarantee Department; and what the (a) project or product involved, (b) date of approval, (c) amount of exposure at the date of approval and (d) destination country for the export was in each case.
(293554)
2
Sir Menzies Campbell (North East Fife): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many applications for cover from (a) Kellogg, Brown and Root and its subsidiaries and (b) MW Kellogg Limited and its subsidiaries the Export Credits Guarantee Department has considered since 2000.
(293555)
3
Sir Menzies Campbell (North East Fife): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, whether the support provided by the Export Credits Guarantee Department in connection with the LNG Plant at Bonny Island in Nigeria included commissions to agents.
(293802)
4
Sir Menzies Campbell (North East Fife): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps were taken by the Export Credits Guarantee Department to ascertain whether MW Kellogg Limited or other subsidiaries of Halliburton were implicated in (a) domestic and (b) foreign jurisdictions in allegations of bribery in connection with the LNG Plant at Bonny Island in Nigeria.
(293803)
5
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many full-time equivalent officials in his Department work on the Pay and Work Rights telephone helpline service.
(293642)
6
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what estimate he has made of the number of calls per calendar month to his Department's Pay and Work Rights telephone helpline service since the establishment of the service.
(293643)
7
N
Mr Jonathan Djanogly (Huntingdon): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what recent meetings have taken place between his Department and representatives of the Trades Union Congress on the EU Agency Workers Directive.
(292177)
8
N
Mr Jonathan Djanogly (Huntingdon): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what matters were discussd at the meeting between the Secretary of State and Charlie Whelan on 29 January 2009.
(292178)
9
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what estimate he has made of the number of students from Bexleyheath and Crayford constituency awaiting (a) a decision on and (b) payments of their student support for 2009-10.
(293533)
10
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what estimate he has made of the number of applicants from Bexleyheath and Crayford constituency who achieved the required grades but did not secure a place at a university in (a) 2008-09 and (b) 2009-10.
(293534)
11
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, on how many occasions UK companies have informed his Department that they have notified the European Commission under Article 2 of the EU's Council Regulation 2271/96 in relation to the extra-territorial application of US sanctions legislation on Iran in each of the last four financial years; and if he will make a statement.
(293790)
12
N
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, with reference to the Digital Britain report, what reports his Department has received from the Consumer Expert Group on issues relating to people with disabilities' use of the internet.
(293383)
13
N
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, with reference to the Digital Britain report, on what date the Network Design and Procurement Group was established.
(293384)
14
N
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 21 July 2009, Official Report, column 1756-7W on the Union Modernisation Fund, if he will place in the Library a copy of the audit reports from those additional companies.
(292964)
15
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what incentives are available to manufacturers in the West Midlands to use recycled materials.
(293771)
16
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what recent assessment has been made of the effectiveness of the Small Business Finance Forum in improving the access of small businesses to finance.
(293773)
17
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what funding support under the (a) Train to Gain and (b) Skills for Life programme (i) was provided in 2008-09 and (ii) is to be provided in 2009-10 to each receiving college in the West Midlands.
(293774)
18
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what recent discussions he has had with the Competition Commission on the supply to public houses of satellite television services; and if he will make a statement.
(293667)
19
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what recent discussions he has had with mobile telephone operators on the compatibility of their policy of mobile termination rates with fair trading practices; and if he will make a statement.
(293672)
20
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many students on university courses were (a) UK nationals, (b) Republic of Ireland nationals and (c) foreign nationals other than from the Republic of Ireland in the 2008-09 academic year.
(293659)
21
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps he is taking to minimise the influence of extremist Islamic activists in universities.
(293660)
Questions to the Minister for the Cabinet Office
22
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many serving Ministers have received requests to give evidence to the Chilcot Inquiry; and if she will make a statement.
(293560)
23
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many officials from her Department are seconded to work on the Chilcot Inquiry; and if she will make a statement.
(293566)
24
N
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if she will make it her policy to place on the rental market empty Ministerial flats in Admiralty House.
(292965)
25
N
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when she plans to respond to the First Report of the Public Administration Select Committee of Session 2008-09 on Lobbying: access and influence in Whitehall.
(293268)
Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
26
N
Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many full-time equivalent staff were employed in the investigation of (a) eligibility of claimants and (b) fraudulent claims for child tax credit in each year child tax credit has existed.
(293172)
27
N
Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many cases of fraudulent claims of child tax credit have been investigated in each year since child tax credit was introduced; and in how many cases the fraud investigated involved the (a) non-existence and (b) non-qualifying residential status of the child.
(293173)
28
N
Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, in respect of how many children ordinarily resident outside the UK payments of child tax credit are being made; and what checks on the residence of children are made before payment of such tax credits.
(293174)
29
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has received a request to give evidence to the Chilcot Inquiry.
(293562)
30
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department have received requests to give evidence to the Chilcot Inquiry; and if he will make a statement.
(293565)
31
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Written Ministerial Statement of 12 October 2009, Official Report, column 1WS, on delegated legislation (counter terrorism), how many offices the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines maintains in the UK; whether they will be required to be closed; and if he will make a statement.
(293789)
32
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what reason letters sent from his Department in 2009 to the hon. Member for Birmingham, Selly Oak from (a) the Financial Secretary to the Treasury, dated 12 March (ref. A/852/08), 2 June (ref. 1/70557/09) and 17 August (ref. 3/10608/09), (b) the Financial Services Secretary, dated 17 June (ref. 5/3755/2008) and 25 July (ref. 5/04757/2009) and (c) the Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury, dated 15 June (ref. 4/33435/2009) and 4 August (ref. 3/10485/2009) were printed on one side of each sheet of paper only.
(293872)
33
Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Written Ministerial Statement of 12 October 2009, Official Report, columns 23-8WS, on sale of Government assets, whether any receipts of proposed sales of local authority assets will accrue to the Exchequer.
(293673)
34
Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his estimate is of the net average monetary value of assets purchased by local authorities over the last 20 years.
(293674)
35
N
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether members of the board of (a) his Department and (b) HM Revenue and Customs are vetted for connections to (i) companies involved in tax avoidance and (ii) vulture fund companies.
(292180)
36
N
Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the effect on public expenditure of removing the second income threshold on tax credits and applying a consistent taper rate of (a) 40 per cent., (b) 41 per cent. and (c) 42 per cent. in each of the next five years; and if he will estimate the number of people who would have their awards reduced to zero in each case.
(293380)
37
Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the effect on the Exchequer of reducing the income disregard for tax credits from £25,000 to (a) £2,500 and (b) £0 in each of the next five years.
(293572)
38
Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much and what percentage of tax credits overpaid as a result of fraud have been recovered in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(293573)
39
Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much of the sum overpaid in tax credits as a result of fraud has been classified as (a) recoverable and (b) unrecoverable in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(293574)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families
40
N
Mr Crispin Blunt (Reigate): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, if he will send a copy of his reply to the letter of 21 September 2009 from Mr Christopher Curtis, the headmaster of St Bede's School, Redhill, to the hon. Member for Reigate, to whom the original letter was copied.
(293470)
41
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many pupils (a) on free school meals and (b) not on free school meals achieved (i) level 4 and (ii) level 5 in science at Key Stage 2 in the last year for which figures are available.
(293556)
42
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many pupils (a) on free school meals and (b) not on free school meals achieved (i) level 4 and (ii) level 5 in mathematics at Key Stage 2 in the last year for which figures are available.
(293557)
43
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many pupils (a) on free school meals and (b) not on free school meals achieved (i) level 4 and (ii) level 5 in English at Key Stage 2 in the last year for which figures are available.
(293558)
44
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, for which academies an element of the committed sponsorship has been paid in kind.
(293663)
45
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what audit mechanism is used to assess the monetary value of sponsorship provided in kind for academies.
(293664)
46
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, which academies have received their pledged sponsorship in full in cash.
(293665)
47
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what the intake of sixth form pupils to schools in Tamworth constituency was in each of the last 10 years.
(293775)
48
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what estimate he has made of the cost under each budgetary heading of implementing each of the recommendations of the Badman Review of elective home education in England.
(293619)
49
N
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Surrey Heath of 9 September 2009, Official Report, columns 1937-8W, on schools: finance, which individual programmes are included in the category Positive Activities for Young People Programmes; and how much funding has been allocated to each such programme.
(293269)
50
N
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, with reference to table 8.4 of his Department's Annual Report 2009, page 175, to which programmes the safeguarding spending budget for 2010-11 has been allocated.
(293270)
51
N
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, with reference to table 8.4 of his Department's Annual Report 2009, page 175, to which programmes (a) the 2009-10 and (b) the 2010-11 budget for child wellbeing has been allocated.
(293271)
52
N
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, with reference to table 8.4 of his Department's Annual Report 2009, page 176, to which programmes (a) the 2009-10 and (b) the 2010-11 budget for (i) the Youth Task Force and (ii) Youth Programmes has been allocated.
(293272)
53
N
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many children attended (a) two, (b) three, (c) four, (d) five and (e) 10 primary schools in each of the last 10 academic years for which figures are available.
(293385)
54
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how much funding his Department has contributed to the Travelling to School Initiative in each year since the project's creation; how much it plans to spend on the scheme in each of the next five years; and under which budgetary headings the spending falls.
(293546)
55
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how much has been allocated to the Youth of Today programme in each of the next five years, and under which budgetary headings such expenditure falls.
(293644)
56
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, which organisations were involved in the consultation for his Department's Youth of Today programme for; how long the consultation programme was open; how much the consultation cost; if he will place in the Library a copy of the minutes of all meetings where the consultation was discussed; when the programme will be reviewed; by whom; and at what projected cost.
(293645)
57
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many young people have participated in his Department's Youth of Today programme (a) shadowing ministers, (b) as part of the fellowship programme, (c) shadowing local councillors, (d) as registered local role models since the programme's inception.
(293646)
58
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many young people were involved in the Summer 2009 fellowship operated by his Department's Youth of Today programme; what the cost of each fellowship was; what was required of each fellow; and whether he plans to publish an assessment of the effectiveness of the programme.
(293648)
59
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many social workers have worked full-time in young offender institutions in each year since 1997.
(293649)
60
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, which schools built in each local education authority area in each of the last five years do not have a sprinkler system.
(293689)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
61
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what research his Department has evaluated on the effect of the height of electricity sockets in walls on the length of time it takes householders to return to their repaired homes following evacuation after flooding; and what guidelines are provided to builders of new homes in flood-risk areas on the matter.
(293620)
62
N
Mr Jonathan Djanogly (Huntingdon): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many properties in Huntingdonshire district are recorded with each individual (a) dwellinghouse code and (b) value significant code, including each individual (i) type, (ii) number of rooms, (iii) number of bedrooms, (iv) number of bathrooms, (v) floors, (vi) floor level, (vii) parking, (viii) garaging, (ix) conservatory type, (x) age, (xi) outbuilding and (xii) modernisation code according to electronic records held by the Valuation Office Agency.
(292179)
63
N
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent representations he has received on changing the level of priority accorded to tackling (a) violent extremism, (b) extremism perpetrated in the name of Islam, (c) extremism perpetrated in the name of neo-nazi and fascist causes and (d) extremism claimed by others; and if he will make a statement.
(293389)
64
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to amend building regulations to encourage a reduction in energy consumption through heating and lighting controls.
(293822)
65
N
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answers to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 9 September 2009, Official Report, columns 1924-7W, to the hon. Member for Ludlow of 14 September 2009, Official Report, columns 2131-2W, and to the hon. Member for Meriden of 16 September 2009, Official Report, columns 2212-4W, on housing valuation, how many properties in each London borough are recorded with each individual (a) dwellinghouse code and (b) value significant code, including each individual (i) type, (ii) number of rooms, (iii) number of bedrooms, (iv) number of bathrooms, (v) floors, (vi) floor level, (vii) parking, (viii) garaging, (ix) conservatory type, (x) age, (xi) outbuilding and (xii) modernisation code according to electronic records held by the Valuation Office Agency; and if he will make a statement.
(292320)
66
N
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many new council homes have been built in England in each year since 1997; and at what cost in each such year.
(293141)
67
N
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that rent increases for housing association tenants in England are affordable.
(293142)
68
N
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what progress has been made in discussions with the Tenant Services Authority on future rent restructuring to replace the current guideline limit; and if he will make a statement.
(293143)
69
N
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many housing associations in England have increased rents by the full guideline limit in each of the last three financial years for which figures are available.
(293144)
70
N
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answers to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 9 September 2009, Official Report, columns 1924-7W, to the hon. Member for Ludlow of 14 September 2009, Official Report, columns 2131-2W, and to the hon. Member for Meriden of 16 September 2009, Official Report, columns 2212-4W, on housing valuation, how many properties are recorded with each individual (a) dwellinghouse code and (b) value significant code, including each individual (i) type, (ii) number of rooms, (iii) number of bedrooms, (iv) number of floors, (v) floor level, (vi) parking, (vii) garaging, (viii) conservatory type, (ix) age, (x) outbuilding and (xi) modernisation code in the local authority area of Basingstoke, according to electronic records held by the Valuation Office Agency.
(292321)
71
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many times the power contained in section 79, paragraph 3 of Schedule 6 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 has been used since 1997; on how many of those occasions his Department and its predecessors has not accepted in full the Planning Inspector's report and recommendations; and if he will place in the Library a copy of the guidance issued by his Department on the exercise of such discretion.
(293531)
72
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether he has assessed the consequences of the Court of Appeal judgment in the case of Brent Borough Council v Risk Management Partners Limited on (a) two-tier joint working in local authorities and (b) his Department's Total Place pilots.
(293532)
73
N
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what discussions (a) Ministers in his Department and (b) members of his Department's board have had with the Chief Executive of the Audit Commission on the consolidated pay rise for the Commission's senior management that followed the cancellation in June of the optional bonus scheme; and if he will make a statement.
(292181)
74
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many planning applications were made in each district and single-tier authority in the last 12 month period for which figures are available; and how many and what proportion of these were referred to planning inspectors for decision in the case of each district or single-tier authority.
(293804)
75
N
Mr Neil Turner (Wigan): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which organisations attended the event hosted by the Homes and Communities Agency of 21 July 2009 on the proposed Public Land Initiative; and when he expects to announce the approved delivery partners for that initiative.
(293386)
76
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will place in the Library a copy of the underlying wage data (the ASHE Dataset) used as the basis of the calculation for the area cost adjustment for the most recent three years.
(293537)
77
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Meriden of 16 July 2009, Official Report, column 656W, on Tony Clements, whether Mr Clements was a candidate selected to stand by a political party at a general election on the date of his appointment, 29 June 2009.
(293538)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
78
Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many remote gambling licences have been issued by the Gambling Commission in each year since 2007; and how many such licensed remote gambling operators are regulated by the UK Gambling Commission.
(293624)
79
Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the gross gambling yield from remote gambling was in each of the last two years; and how many new player registrations for such gambling there were in each year since statistics have been collected.
(293625)
80
N
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the Digital Britain report, on what date his Department published a community radio consultation seeking views on changes to the licensing regime.
(293381)
81
N
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, on what dates he met the Channel 4 Board to discuss the draft updated statutory remit as set out in the Digital Britain report.
(293382)
82
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what timetable he has set for the sale of the Tote; and if he will make a statement.
(293690)
83
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, which organisations he expects to receive funding allocations from the 50 per cent. of proceeds from the sale of the Tote to be returned to horse racing; whether such allocations will be net of pension and other liabilities; and if he will make a statement.
(293691)
84
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether he plans to grant a pool monopoly to a purchaser when selling the Tote; and if he will make a statement.
(293692)
85
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate he has made of the revenue likely to be received from the sale of the Tote; and if he will make a statement.
(293693)
86
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what expressions of interest he expects to receive from potential purchasers of the Tote; whether he plans to consider bids from horse racing organisations; and if he will make a statement.
(293694)
87
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will take steps to guarantee the revenue income stream to the horse racing industry from the Tote following its sale; and if he will make a statement.
(293695)
88
Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions he has had with European Commission officials on transferring the Tote to the horse racing industry.
(293547)
89
Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when he expects the European Commission to rule on the sale of the Tote.
(293548)
90
Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when he last met the Chancellor of the Exchequer to discuss the sale of the Tote.
(293549)
91
Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the long-term effect on the monetary value to the Tote of changes in levels of online gambling.
(293550)
92
Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when the Tote's market value was last independently estimated.
(293551)
93
Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the Written Ministerial Statement of 5 March 2008, Official Report, column 114WS, on the sale of the Tote, whether he plans to make available to the horse racing industry half the net proceeds of an open market sale of the Tote.
(293553)
94
Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Written Ministerial Statement of 22 October 2008, column 12WS, what recent assessment he has made of market conditions for selling the Tote.
(293603)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence
95
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what items of military equipment British forces in Afghanistan have (a) borrowed from and (b) lent to other coalition forces.
(293622)
96
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, who the advisers are to his Department's interim storage of laid-up submarines (ISOLUS) programme; for what reason (a) Dr Jane Hunt and (b) Dr Bill Thompson are no longer advisers to the programme; how many participants in the programme have left it since the departure of Dr Hunt and Dr Thompson; and how much is being spent on the ISOLUS programme in 2009-10.
(293623)
97
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which UK units are deployed as part of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus; which units will replace them on the next rotation; and if he will make a statement.
[R] (293731)
98
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the strength is of the UK contingent in the United Nations Peacekeeping Force (UNFICYP) in Cyprus; what the cost was of the UK UNFICYP contingent in the latest year for which figures are available; and how much of that cost is to be reimbursed from each source of reimbursement.
[R] (293737)
99
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress has been made in the refurbishment of the Ledra Palace to provide better accommodation to the UK United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus contingent; who paid for that work; what the cost of that work has been; and if he will make a statement.
[R] (293739)
100
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department have received requests to give evidence to the Chilcot Inquiry; and if he will make a statement.
(293567)
101
N
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department plans to reduce levels of training of Territorial Army recruits.
[R] (293135)
102
N
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps have been taken to enable members of the Territorial Army to complete minimum training standards in order to qualify for bounty in 2009-10.
[R] (293136)
103
N
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether members of the Territorial Army (TA) who do not meet the minimum requirements to qualify for bounty as a result of the proposed reduction in TA training will be awarded it.
[R] (293137)
104
N
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which alternative cost-saving measures were considered before deciding to reduce Territorial Army training.
[R] (293278)
105
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has for the future of the British Forces Postal System; and if he will make a statement.
(293671)
106
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Royal Navy personnel have been deployed in Afghanistan in each month since January 2006.
(293791)
107
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) armoured personnel carriers and (b) tanks have been deployed in Afghanistan in each month since January 2006.
(293792)
108
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department spent on medals for service personnel in each of the last 10 years.
(293793)
109
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department spent on rehabilitation for wounded soldiers in each of the last 12 months.
(293795)
110
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what visits each of the Ministers in his Department has made to Afghanistan in each of the last 12 months.
(293808)
111
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many service personnel have lost (a) eyes, (b) their sight and (c) one or more limbs as a result of injuries sustained in operations in Afghanistan in each month since January 2008.
(293813)
112
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Royal Navy personnel have been injured whilst taking part in operations in the (a) Indian Ocean, (b) Atlantic and (c) Pacific in the last two years.
(293814)
113
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what official visits he has made to Type 42 destroyers in the last 12 months.
(293815)
114
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what official visits he has made to (a) Royal Navy ships other than Type 42 destroyers and (b) Royal Navy bases in the last six months.
(293816)
115
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Royal Navy personnel have been injured whilst taking part in Operation Active Endeavour in the last two years.
(293817)
116
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Royal Navy personnel have taken part in Operation Active Endeavour in the last two years.
(293818)
117
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Royal Navy personnel have been stationed in Afghanistan in the last 18 months.
(293819)
118
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Royal Navy personnel have been injured in Afghanistan in the last 18 months.
(293821)
119
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost to his Department was of hosting Navy Days 2009; how many people visited each event; and which Ministers from his Department were present at each event.
(293825)
120
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Elizabeth Crosses have been awarded to families of service personnel.
(293826)
121
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the number of recommendations for the award of the Elizabeth Cross to be made in the next nine months.
(293828)
122
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what fixed-wing Royal Air Force aircraft are stationed in Northern Ireland.
(293830)
123
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what fixed-wing Royal Air Force aircraft are deployed in the Indian Ocean.
(293831)
124
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what fixed-wing Royal Air Force aircraft are deployed in Afghanistan.
(293832)
125
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many UK armed forces' rounds of ammunition of each type have been (a) lost and (b) stolen in Afghanistan in each month since 2001.
(293833)
126
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many UK armed forces' rounds of ammunition of each type have been (a) lost and (b) stolen in Iraq in each month since 2003.
(293834)
127
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many UK weapons of each type have been (a) lost and (b) stolen in Iraq in each month since 2003.
(293835)
128
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Royal Air Force personnel have been injured in Afghanistan in the last 18 months.
(293836)
129
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Royal Air Force personnel have been stationed in Afghanistan in the last 18 months.
(293837)
130
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent discussions he has had with representatives of BAe on defence procurement matters.
(293838)
131
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what visits he has made to BAe factories in the last three months.
(293839)
132
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many UK weapons of each type have been (a) lost and (b) stolen in Afghanistan in each month since 2001.
(293840)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change
133
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, pursuant to the Answer of 12 October 2009, on Dartford Creek cable bridge, whether his Department received a letter dated 3 August 2009 from the hon. Member for Bexleyheath and Crayford on the subject.
(293598)
134
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, for what reasons Power Factor Correction is not included in the Enhanced Capital Allowance Scheme; and whether he plans to include Power Factor Correction in the scheme.
(293823)
135
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the amount of electricity which is lost as part of the electricity transmission process; and if he will meet representatives of the electricity generation industry to discuss this.
(293824)
136
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what targets his Department has for the reduction of end-user energy consumption.
(293868)
137
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what steps his Department is taking to reduce end-user energy consumption.
(293869)
138
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what steps his Department is taking to encourage the Distribution Network Operators to meet climate change targets.
(293870)
139
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what steps Ofgem is taking in respect of (a) measures to reduce climate change and (b) ensuring the security of the UK's energy supply; and what further steps it plans to take on each such matter in the next five years.
(293871)
140
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, for what reasons letters sent from Ministers in his Department to the hon. Member for Birmingham, Selly Oak dated 5 March (ref. DM/117961) and 3 February 2009 (ref. PM/111604) were printed on one side of each sheet of paper only; if he will make it his Department's policy to use two-sided printing for its correspondence; and whether he has made an estimate of the potential savings in respect of paper use consequent on the implementation of such a policy.
(293873)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
141
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress his Department has made on implementing its plans for a noise reduction strategy; and if he will make a statement.
(293600)
142
N
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the cost of the satellite photographs produced by the Rural Payments Agency as part of the Single Payment Scheme Remote Sensing project has been in 2009 to date.
(293146)
143
N
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the average change in Single Payment Scheme payments per holding as a result of the Single Payment Scheme Remote Sensing exercise.
(293147)
144
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he has received a request to give evidence to the Chilcot Inquiry.
(293563)
145
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what policies his Department has in place to reduce levels of littering in England.
(293627)
146
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the merits of a national bottle deposit scheme in reducing littering.
(293628)
147
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to reduce levels of (a) greenhouse gas emissions and (b) biodiversity loss arising from intensive farming practices; and if he will make a statement.
(293670)
148
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many attacks by dogs on people of each age category were reported in each of the last five years.
(293657)
149
Dan Rogerson (North Cornwall): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, at how many premises registered to house (a) cattle and (b) camelids his officials have been refused entry for the purpose of bovine tuberculosis (i) testing, (ii) tracing and (iii) following up of confirmed disease in each of the last 10 years.
(293639)
150
Dan Rogerson (North Cornwall): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the cost to his Department and its predecessor of (a) research into bovine tuberculosis, (b) support from (i) local authority health officers and (ii) the Veterinary Laboratories Agency in respect of bovine tuberculosis and (c) any other support provided in respect of bovine tuberculosis (A) between 1986 and 1996 and (B) since 1997.
(293640)
151
Dan Rogerson (North Cornwall): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what consideration he has given to bringing (a) camelids, (b) sheep, (c) goats and (d) pigs within the scope of the regulatory regime for control of tuberculosis in England.
(293677)
152
Dan Rogerson (North Cornwall): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of average payment per head to abattoirs for the dispatch of bovine tuberculosis reactor, inconclusive or dangerous contact cattle (a) between 1986 and 1996 and (b) since 1997.
(293799)
153
Dan Rogerson (North Cornwall): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many cattle have been slaughtered as bovine tuberculosis reactors, inconclusives or dangerous contacts in each financial year since 1986.
(293800)
154
Dan Rogerson (North Cornwall): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much his Department has received from the salvage of carcasses or part carcasses of bovine tuberculosis reactor, inconclusive or dangerous contact cattle sold into the food chain in (a) 1986-96 and (b) 1997 to date; and how such receipts are accounted for in his Department's analysis of its expenditure on bovine tuberculosis.
(293801)
155
Mr Mohammad Sarwar (Glasgow Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the proportion of retail sales accounted for by retailers who have agreed to participate in the Carbon Labelling Scheme.
(293675)
156
Mr Mohammad Sarwar (Glasgow Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the likely (a) reductions in carbon dioxide emissions and (b) savings to manufacturers arising from the Carbon Labelling Scheme.
(293676)
157
N
Hon Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to tackle ragwort on public property; and what guidance it has provided to local authorities on the subject.
(293492)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
158
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans he has to amend the advice on his Department's website concerning the purchase of property in Northern Cyprus to take account of recent judgments of the European Court of Justice; and if he will make a statement.
[R] (293650)
159
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what his most recent estimate is of the (a) area and (b) proportion of Greek Cypriot-owned land in northern Cyprus that has been (i) sold by the administration in northern Cyprus and (ii) developed by Turkish Cypriots (A) following the invasion of Cyprus in 1974 and (B) since the referendum in 2004; and if he will make a statement.
[R] (293696)
160
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what his most recent estimate is of the number of settlers from mainland Turkey who are resident in the north of Cyprus who took residence in that region (a) following the invasion of Cyprus in 1974 and (b) since the referendum in 2004; and if he will make a statement.
[R] (293697)
161
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the state of the economy in northern Cyprus; and if he will make a statement.
[R] (293698)
162
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the Turkish Cypriot claim to property rights in Varosha, as asserted by the land-holding foundation EFKAF; and if he will make a statement.
[R] (293699)
163
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to (a) the government of Turkey, (b) the government of Cyprus and (c) the administration in Northern Cyprus on improving communications across the Green Line in respect of (a) the routing of and (b) charges for mobile telephone and internet services.
[R] (293700)
164
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has received representations on the recommendations of Georgios Lordos on a possible property settlement in Cyprus; and if he will make a statement.
[R] (293701)
165
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what research his Department has evaluated into the number of Greek Cypriots who in respect of a settlement in Cyprus would wish for (a) restitution, (b) compensation and (c) property exchange; if he will consider the merits of allocating funds to such research; and if he will make a statement.
[R] (293702)
166
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what his most recent estimate is of the proportion of the population of northern Cyprus constituted by (a) Turkish Cypriots and (b) Turkish settlers; and if he will make a statement.
[R] (293703)
167
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of people who have crossed the Green Line in Cyprus since 30 April 2008; and if he will make a statement.
[R] (293704)
168
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what information his Department holds on the (a) volume and (b) monetary value of cross-Green Line trade in Cyprus; and if he will make a statement.
[R] (293705)
169
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what information his Department holds on the (a) volume and (b) monetary value of trade between Turkey and Cyprus; and if he will make a statement.
[R] (293706)
170
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the merits of relinquishing the UK's commitment under the Treaty of Guarantee for Cyprus; and if he will make a statement.
[R] (293707)
171
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what (a) recent discussions he has had with (i) the government of Cyprus and (ii) the administration in northern Cyprus and (b) recent assessment he has made of implementation of confidence-building measures in Cyprus; and if he will make a statement.
(293708)
172
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to the government of (a) Cyprus, (b) Greece and (c) Turkey on cancelling of the annual military exercises conducted in Cyprus; and if he will make a statement.
[R] (293709)
173
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent reports he has received of accounts of a large number of graves of missing Greek Cypriot people having been found in a Turkish military zone site near Lapithos in Cyprus; and if he will make a statement.
[R] (293710)
174
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what his latest estimate is of the total compensation paid by the Immovable Property Commission in northern Cyprus; and if he will make a statement.
[R] (293711)
175
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received of allegations of Turkish Army outlets undercutting prices charged by Turkish Cypriot businesses in respect of the sale of consumer goods in northern Cyprus; and if he will make a statement.
[R] (293712)
176
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the government of Greece on a political settlement in Cyprus in the last 12 months.
[R] (293713)
177
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent estimate he has made of the number of (a) Turkish and (b) Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus troops in Northern Cyprus based on information from (i) Turkey, (ii) Cyprus, (iii) the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus and (iv) the UK; and if he will make a statement.
[R] (293714)
178
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the government of Turkey in the last 12 months on steps to secure a political settlement in Cyprus.
[R] (293715)
179
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Immovable Property Commission in providing a remedy for Greek Cypriots in respect of property in Northern Cyprus; and if he will make a statement.
[R] (293716)
180
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what his most recent estimate is of the number of (a) Greek Cypriots who have made a claim to the Immovable Property Commission in Northern Cyprus and (b) cases which have been resolved by that commission with (i) exchange of property, (ii) restitution and (iii) compensation; and if he will make a statement.
[R] (293717)
181
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to the government of Turkey on its non-compliance with the Ankara Protocol; and if he will make a statement.
[R] (293718)
182
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the implications for the proposals for Turkish accession to the EU at the 2009 review of Turkey's non-compliance with the Ankara protocol; and if he will make a statement.
[R] (293719)
183
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for progress towards a settlement in Cyprus of the policy of the new PASOK government in Greece on such a settlement; and if he will make a statement.
[R] (293720)
184
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many (a) visits to and (b) meetings with Turkish Cypriots resident in the part of Cyprus governed by the Republic of Cyprus his Department has undertaken; and if he will make a statement.
[R] (293721)
185
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many times officials from his Department have visited Greek Cypriot people living in enclaves in the Karpas in the last 12 months; what the outcomes were of those visits; and if he will make a statement.
[R] (293722)
186
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of progress on the negotiations towards a settlement in Cyprus; and if he will make a statement.
[R] (293723)
187
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has received reports of the (a) hacking of the e-mails of the UN special representative in Cyprus and (b) publication of those e-mails in Phileleftheros newspaper; and if he will make a statement.
[R] (293724)
188
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with international partners on the funding of a possible settlement in Cyprus; and if he will make a statement.
[R] (293725)
189
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent reports he has received of progress in the opening of the Limnitis crossing point in Cyprus; and if he will make a statement.
[R] (293726)
190
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of the Famagusta Mayors' proposals to restore the historic walls of Famagusta and to conduct a survey of the work required to restore the infrastructure of Varosha; and if he will make a statement.
[R] (293727)
191
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent progress has been made on the planned erection and unveiling of a memorial in Northern Cyrprus to British people killed in the Cyprus war of independence; and if he will make a statement.
[R] (293728)
192
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what progress has been made in the disbursement of the 259 million euro package of EU assistance to Northern Cyprus; and if he will make a statement.
[R] (293729)
193
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which projects (a) contracted and (b) completed in Northern Cyprus have been funded from the 259 million euro of EU provided aid; what the value of each project is; and if he will make a statement.
[R] (293730)
194
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of recent progress in the remaining phases of the opening of the Ledra Street crossing point in Nicosia; and if he will make a statement.
[R] (293732)
195
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the government of Turkey on permission for UN Committees on Missing Persons teams to work in areas under Turkish army control; and if he will make a statement.
[R] (293733)
196
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent progress has been made by the UN committee on missing persons in Cyprus in recovering and identifying remains of missing persons; and if he will make a statement.
[R] (293734)
197
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what grants the UK has given to the UN missing persons committee in Cyprus since its inception; if he will make an assessment of the merits of providing a further grant to support that committee's work; and if he will make a statement.
[R] (293735)
198
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make an estimate of the value of the cessation of the division in Cyprus in terms of (a) gross domestic product for the island and (b) income per capita; and if he will make a statement.
[R] (293736)
199
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the likely consequences of the withdrawal of the United Nations Peace-keeping Force in Cyprus in the absence of a settlement in Cyprus; and if he will make a statement.
[R] (293738)
200
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate he has made of the financial subsidies given by the government of Turkey to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus in each of the last three years; and if he will make a statement.
[R] (293740)
201
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what his most recent estimate is of the number of British nationals resident in Cyprus (a) north and (b) south of the Green Line; and if he will make a statement.
[R] (293741)
202
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for his Department's policy of the judgment of the European Court of Human Rights Grand Chamber in the case of Varnava and others v. Turkey; and if he will make a statement.
[R] (293742)
203
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will hold discussions with the European Commission on the co-ordination of the consideration of bids for funding for the Nicosia Master Plan for projects in the buffer zone in respect of (a) south and (b) north Nicosia being considered by the EU Directorate General for (i) Regional Policy and (ii) Enlargement; and if he will make a statement.
[R] (293743)
204
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will commission research on the likely numbers of Greek Cypriots who would return to live under the Turkish Cypriot administration in northern Cyprus in the event of a settlement.
[R] (293744)
205
Mr Roger Godsiff (Birmingham, Sparkbrook & Small Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which powers ceded to EU level under the Treaty establishing the European Communities and the Treaty on European Union have subsequently been returned to the UK under the principle of subsidiarity.
(293798)
206
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many officials from his Department are seconded to work on the Chilcot Inquiry; and if he will make a statement.
(293568)
207
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department have received requests to give evidence to the Chilcot Inquiry; and if he will make a statement.
(293569)
208
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has received a request to give evidence to the Chilcot Inquiry.
(293570)
209
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assurances he has received from the government of Guinea that the investigation into the violence which took place at an Opposition rally on 28 September 2009 will be independent and impartial; and if he will make a statement.
(293777)
210
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions his Department has had with members of the Africa Union on the situation in Guinea following the violence at an Opposition rally on 28 September 2009; and if he will make a statement.
(293778)
211
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment the Government has made of the level of respect for human rights in Guinea following the violence at an Opposition rally on 28 September 2009; and if he will make a statement.
(293779)
212
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to assist regional mediation efforts to restore democracy and constitutional order in Guinea following the violence at an Opposition rally on 28 September 2009; and if he will make a statement.
(293780)
213
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to monitor the political situation in Guinea following the violence at an Opposition rally on 28 September 2009; and if he will make a statement.
(293781)
214
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the outcome of the Butmir meeting on 9 October in Bosnia-Herzegovina; and what the Government's policy is on political reform in Bosnia-Herzegovina.
(293783)
215
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the Government's policy is on reconciliation talks between Hamas and Fatah; and if he will make a statement.
(293784)
216
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of progress in restarting negotiations on the Middle East Peace Process; and if he will make a statement.
(293785)
217
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what sources of illicit funding for the Taliban his Department has identified other than that derived from the narcotics trade; and if he will make a statement.
(293787)
218
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Written Ministerial Statement of 12 October 2009, Official Report, column 1WS, on delegated legislation (counter terrorism), if he will make it his policy to seek European Union sanctions requiring the financial sectors in EU member states to cease all business with the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines; and if he will make a statement.
(293788)
219
N
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when the Government plans to ratify the amendment to the UN Convention on Physical Protection of Nuclear Material; and if he will make a statement.
(293138)
220
N
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he expects the Government to ratify the 2005 Protocol to the 1988 Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts Against the Safety of Maritime Navigation; and if he will make a statement.
(293139)
221
Mr Michael Moore (Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 14 September 2009, Official Report, column 2172, on the Horn of Africa: United Nations, what the outcome was of the European Union discussions in September on the appointment of a Special Envoy to the Horn of Africa.
(293765)
222
Mr Michael Moore (Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Quartet counterparts regarding the renewal of the tenure of the Quartet Special Envoy; and if he will make a statement.
(293767)
223
Mr Michael Moore (Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 23 February 2009, Official Report, column 381, on the Middle East: peace negotiations, how many staff his Department plans to second to support the role of the Quartet Special Envoy in 2010; what the (a) grades and (b) salary ranges of such staff will be; and if he will make a statement.
(293768)
224
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the government of India on reported persecution of Christians in Orissa state; and if he will make a statement.
(293668)
225
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he plans to take to encourage the Pakistani government to repeal laws which discriminate against Christians.
(293658)
226
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much his Department has spent on (a) hosting and (b) supporting the involvement of young British people in (i) EU, (ii) Commonwealth and (iii) UN activities.
(293805)
227
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his UN counterparts on involvement of young people from the UK in UN activities.
(293806)
228
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his EU counterparts on involvement of young people in the UK in EU activities.
(293807)
229
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his NATO counterparts on the involvement of young people in the UK in NATO activities.
(293809)
230
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what visits officials from his Department have made to the Holy See in the last 12 months.
(293810)
231
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the Papal Nuncio of Britain.
(293811)
232
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had on proposals for a Papal visit to the United Kingdom.
(293812)
233
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his (a) EU, (b) UN and (c) NATO counterparts on the conduct of the Afghanistan elections.
(293820)
234
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent requests his Department has made to the US administration for talks between the President of the United States of America and Government representatives.
(293827)
235
Mr Mohammad Sarwar (Glasgow Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has made any representations to the government of Israel consequent upon the report of the United Nations Fact-Finding Mission on the Gaza conflict.
(293678)
236
Mr Mohammad Sarwar (Glasgow Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received on the date on which the Electoral Complaints Commission in Afghanistan is expected to report its findings in respect of the recent presidential election.
(293679)
237
Mr Mohammad Sarwar (Glasgow Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate he has made of the monetary value of the opium crop harvested in Afghanistan in each of the last five years for which figures are available.
(293680)
238
N
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the US administration on the findings of the United Nations Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict.
(292968)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
239
N
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the Health Protection Agency's performance in containing the spread of E.coli from Godstone Farm; and if he will make a statement.
(293273)
240
N
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what arrangements there are to ensure that, when a case of E.coli infection is diagnosed, information regarding the diagnosis is passed to the Health Protection Agency.
(293274)
241
N
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 14 September 2009, Official Report, column 2159W, on hospitals: parking, for what reasons income from charges on NHS staff for car parking at (a) Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford and (b) St John's Hospital, Chelmsford rose from 2006-07 to 2007-08.
(292182)
242
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many free prescriptions for patients diagnosed with cancer in Tamworth constituency have been dispensed since the inception of the scheme; and at what cost.
(293776)
243
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to his Department's involvement in the Conference on Healthcare Associated Infection on 31 October 2008, what assessment he has made of the subsequent consensus statement; and if he will make a statement.
(293874)
244
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what mechanisms are in place for monitoring compliance with (a) National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) clinical guidelines and (b) NICE technology appraisals.
(293875)
245
Bob Russell (Colchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people have (a) died and (b) contracted sepsis as a result of receiving bacterially contaminated transfused blood components in the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(293867)
246
Mr Mohammad Sarwar (Glasgow Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) doctors and (b) nurses from developing countries have joined the NHS in each of the last five years for which figures are available.
(293681)
247
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will commission research on the effects on swine influenza transmission of the number of cabin air changes per hour during commercial flights; and if he will make a statement.
(293601)
248
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps the NHS is taking to improve clinical outcomes from treatment provided to patients diagnosed with (a) major depression, (b) atypical depression, (c) psychotic depression, (d) dysthymia and (e) manic depression.
(293602)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
249
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent estimate he has made of the number of Mosquito ultrasonic devices in use in (a) London and (b) England.
(293535)
250
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will review the use of Mosquito ultrasonic deterrent devices by (a) police forces and (b) others.
(293536)
251
N
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment he has made of the level of risk to public safety posed by (a) violent extremism, (b) extremism perpetrated in the name of Islam, (c) extremism perpetrated in the name of neo-nazi and fascist causes and (d) extremism claimed by others; and if he will make a statement.
(293390)
252
N
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what policy his Department has adopted to prevent (a) violent extremism, (b) extremism claimed to be perpetrated in the name of Islam, (c) extremism perpetrated in the name of neo-nazi and fascist causes and (d) extremism claimed by others; and if he will make a statement.
(293391)
253
N
Mr Robert Goodwill (Scarborough & Whitby): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prosecutions have been brought for illegal use of the M4 bus and taxi lane since the lane was established.
(293133)
254
N
Mr Robert Goodwill (Scarborough & Whitby): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what arrangements are in place to monitor compliance with the terms of use of the M4 bus lane.
(293134)
255
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the monetary value of work carried out at each UK Forensic Science Service centre in each of the last five years; and what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the centres in carrying out their work.
(293641)
256
N
Mr Michael Meacher (Oldham West & Royton): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what attacks on the UK were known to have been (a) planned and (b) executed by terrorist groups linked to (i) Afghanistan and (ii) Pakistan in the last 10 years.
(293495)
257
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been convicted of offences under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000; if he will commission research into the efficacy of the legislation; and if he will make a statement.
(293656)
258
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many serving (a) police officers and (b) police community support officers were arrested for (i) drug-related offences, (i) offences related to possession of a knife, (iii) offences related to possession of a gun and (iv) theft in the last 12 months.
(293794)
259
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions he has had with the French authorities on closure of illegal camps near Calais.
(293796)
260
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions he has had with (a) his French counterpart and (b) his other EU counterparts on UK border security and migration policy.
(293797)
Questions to the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission
261
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth): To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, how many claims were made by hon. Members under the European travel scheme in each of the last five years.
(293772)
Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development
262
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether he has received a request to give evidence to the Chilcot Inquiry.
(293559)
263
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department have received requests to give evidence to the Chilcot Inquiry; and if he will make a statement.
(293564)
264
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what estimate has been made of the number of people displaced by fighting in northern Yemen; and what assistance the Government is providing to Yemen for humanitarian relief.
(293786)
265
Mr Michael Moore (Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what funding his Department has provided to the Tony Blair Faith Foundation; for which events run by the Foundation his Department has provided sponsorship; and if he will make a statement.
(293764)
266
Mr Michael Moore (Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 14 September 2009, Official Report, column 496, on Eritrea: international broadcasting, what requests for funding to support Radio Erena his Department has received in the last three years; and if he will make a statement.
(293766)
267
Mr Michael Moore (Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment he has made of the freedom of access for non-government organisations and aid agencies to assist people in Eritrea; and if he will make a statement.
(293769)
268
Mr Michael Moore (Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the Government's policy is on the provisions of the development agreement reached between the European Commission and Eritrea in September 2009; and if he will make a statement.
(293770)
269
Mr Michael Moore (Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 28 January 2009, Official Report, column 611W, on the Middle East: peace negotiations, whether his Department plans to second further staff to support the Quartet's Special Envoy from January 2010; and if he will make a statement.
(293782)
270
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what aid his Department plans to send to victims of the recent tsunami and earthquakes in the South Pacific.
(293829)
271
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent support his Department has given to developing countries to develop (a) broadband, (b) wireless internet and (c) other internet capabilities.
(293841)
272
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what aid his Department plans to send to victims of the recent flooding in Vietnam.
(293842)
273
Mr Mohammad Sarwar (Glasgow Central): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assistance his Department has given to the government of Afghanistan to help in reducing levels of infant mortality.
(293682)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Justice
274
N
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) prosecutions, (b) convictions and (c) police cautions there have been for offences under the Computer Misuse Act 1990 in each of the last five years.
(292184)
275
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he has received a request to give evidence to the Chilcot Inquiry.
(293561)
276
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many applications for legal aid there have been from residents of (a) Derbyshire, (b) Chesterfield constituency and (c) England in each of the last five years.
(293666)
277
N
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prison cells have been built in England and Wales in each year since 1997; and at what cost in each such year.
(293140)
278
N
Chris McCafferty (Calder Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will take steps to ensure that compensation awarded to a plaintiff by an employment tribunal is paid without recourse to the courts.
(292967)
279
N
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 12 October 2009, Official Report, columns 139-40W, on prisoners: mobile telephones, how many people have been convicted for taking an unauthorised mobile telephone or component part into a prison.
(293387)
280
N
John Robertson (Glasgow North West): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what payments were made to prisoners as a result of cases brought under legislation implementing the European Convention on Human Rights in 2008; and if he will make a statement.
(293079)
281
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he plans to take to prevent people in prison issuing threats through the internet.
(293655)
282
Alison Seabeck (Plymouth, Devonport): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate his Department has made of the number of offenders subject to a custodial sentence who have previously been given a conditional discharge; and what proportion of those offenders have been diagnosed with mental health problems.
(293552)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
283
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what plans he has to introduce a code of practice for the Independent Monitoring Board.
(293652)
284
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps he plans to take to assess public opinion on the adequacy of police coverage across the district command units of Northern Ireland.
(293654)
285
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many (a) employed and (b) self-employed members of the public are participating in the work of the Independent Monitoring Board.
(293661)
286
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps he plans to take to assist self-employed people to participate fully in the operation of the Independent Monitoring Board.
(293662)
Questions to the Prime Minister
287
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Prime Minister, whether he has received a request to give evidence to the Chilcot Inquiry.
(293571)
288
N
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to the Answer to the Rt hon. Member for Haltemprice and Howden of 21 July 2009, Official Report, column 1166W, on Members: surveillance, whether the Wilson doctrine prohibits surveillance of hon. Members by (a) the police and (b) local authorities under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000.
(292966)
289
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle): To ask the Prime Minister, what assessment he has made of the implications for the NATO mission in Afghanistan of the government of Canada's decision to withdraw combat forces in 2011; and if he will make a statement.
(293647)
Questions to the honourable Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission
290
N
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle): To ask the honourable Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what assessment the Electoral Commission has made of the workability of the provisions in the Political Parties and Elections Bill on donors who are not resident in the UK for tax purposes.
(293066)
Questions to the Minister of State, Department for Transport
291
N
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, how much has been (a) spent on and (b) committed to the Crossrail project by (i) the Government and (ii) the private sector; and what estimate he has made of the proportion of the final cost of the project each such figure represents.
(293275)
292
N
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, by what date he expects a contract to have been signed to deliver each rail electrification scheme he has announced to date.
(293276)
293
N
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what barriers to the introduction of a through high-speed service between London and Amsterdam have been identified by his Department; and what steps his Department is taking to overcome them.
(293277)
294
N
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, how many road traffic accidents involving (a) cars and (b) motorcycles in which at least one driver was found to be at fault have occurred in Essex in each of the last 10 years, broken down by the age of the driver at fault.
(292183)
295
Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, when his Department plans to publish its response to the consultation on proposed amendments to the vehicle lighting and construction regulations, which closed on 9 October 2008.
(293683)
296
Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what estimate he has made of the cost of making retro-reflective markings mandatory on all newly-registered heavy goods vehicles over 7.5 tonnes; and what methodology was used to make that estimate.
(293684)
297
Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what estimate he has made of the average annual cost to the economy of (a) road traffic accidents, (b) road traffic accidents resulting in a casualty and (c) road traffic accidents resulting in a fatality in the last five years.
(293685)
298
Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, how many fatalities occurred as a result of collisions with the side or rear of a heavy goods vehicle in each of the last five years for which figures are avaialble.
(293686)
299
Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what representations his Department has received from the road haulage industry on the introduction of mandatory retro-reflective markings on newly-registered heavy goods vehicles.
(293687)
300
Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what estimate he has made of the economic effects on manufacturers and fitters of retro-reflective markings of his Department's decision to postpone making such markings mandatory for all newly-registered heavy goods vehicles.
(293688)
301
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, whether his Department plans to make mobile telephone coverage available in the Dartford Tunnel.
(293858)
302
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the appropriateness of charges made by the Civil Aviation Authority to re-license planes which have had silencers fitted; and if he will make a statement.
(293669)
303
N
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, whether he has received representations from the Mayor of London on the construction of an airport in the Thames Estuary.
(293388)
304
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what records his Department holds on the number of rail services which departed stations prior to their scheduled departure time in the last 12 months; what proportion of these services arrived at their destination on time; and if he will make a statement.
(293599)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
305
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the effect on the Exchequer of a change in the eligibility age for the state retirement pension for (a) men and (b) women to (i) 66, (ii) 67 and (iii) 68 years.
(293621)
306
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what training is provided to Jobcentre Plus staff to make medical assessments on individuals' fitness for work; and what criteria are used for such assessments.
(293626)
307
Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of (a) gross and (b) net cost of restoring the link between the basic state pension and earnings in each year between 2010 and 2015.
(293575)
308
Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the (a) number and (b) amount spent on fraudulent claims for disability living allowance in each of the last four years.
(293576)
309
Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number of people under 24 years old claiming jobseeker's allowance who have (a) never worked, (b) never had a full-time job and (c) not worked for more than six months since reaching the age of 18; and if she will make a statement.
(293577)
310
Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many incapacity benefit claimants in each region she estimates will be migrated to employment support allowance in each quarter until 2013; and if she will make a statement.
(293578)
311
Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many children under the age of 16 lived in households where one or more individuals were in receipt of incapacity benefit in each (a) region and (b) constituency in each of the last five years.
(293579)
312
Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what her latest estimate is of the number of women due to reach state pension age in each month of the next seven years; and if she will make a statement.
(293580)
313
Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what her latest estimate is of the number of women due to reach state pension age in each year between 2010 and 2026; and if she will make a statement.
(293581)
314
Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many assessors (a) there are and (b) there are expected to be in 2010 to assess (i) existing incapacity benefits claimants and (ii) new employment and support allowance claimants; and if she will make a statement.
(293582)
315
Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, who has responsibility for identifying the sectors in which opportunities will be created under the sectoral routeway element of the Young Person's Guarantee; and if she will make a statement.
(293583)
316
Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, where the pilots for the Adult Social Care Routeway for the sectoral routeway element of the Young Person's Guarantee will take place.
(293584)
317
Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what her estimate is of the number of training opportunities in each (a) work sector and (b) region that will be available in each of the next 18 months under the sectoral routeway element of the Young Person's Guarantee; and if she will make a statement.
(293585)
318
Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, which employers have offered training places under the sectoral routeway element of the Young Person's Guarantee; and if she will make a statement.
(293586)
319
Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many 18 to 24 year old jobseekers in each region completed a work experience placement in each of the last 24 months.
(293587)
320
Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average length of a work trial undertaken by a jobseeker's allowance claimant was in each of the last 24 months.
(293588)
321
Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what her most recent estimate is of the average cost to her Department of a work trial placement.
(293589)
322
Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how employers who are willing to provide work trials are identified; and what provision is made for external supervision of participants on such trials.
(293590)
323
Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the most recent estimate is of the average cost to her Department of a work experience placement for an 18 to 24 year old jobseeker.
(293591)
324
Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many work experience placements in each work sector were available in each of the last 24 months.
(293592)
325
Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many work trial placements in each work sector have been available in each of the last 24 months.
(293593)
326
Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many jobseeker's allowance claimants aged (a) 18 to 24 and (b) 25 to 59 years old in each region have completed a work trial in each of the last 24 months; and if she will make a statement.
(293594)
327
Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many jobseeker's allowance claimants have moved on to employment support allowance in each of the last 12 months.
(293595)
328
Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will estimate the number of incapacity benefit claims which will be terminated in each of the next 10 years due to the death of the claimant.
(293596)
329
Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 12 October 2009, Official Report, column 63W, on Jobcentre Plus: training, in which training modules or topics new recruits are trained after they have started in post; and if she will make a statement.
(293597)
330
N
Mr David Winnick (Walsall North): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when she expects to reply to the letter dated 19 August 2009 from the hon. Member for Walsall North on her Department's Green Paper on disability benefits; for what reason no acknowledgement has been sent; and what the reasons are for the time taken to provide a substantive response.
(293145)
Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
331
N
Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his policy is on obtaining evidence of a child's country of residence in relation to payment of child benefit; and what information he has on the number of children receiving child benefit who are not ordinarily resident in the UK.
[Transferred] (293170)
332
N
Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many cases of fraudulent claims for child benefit have been investigated in the last five years; and in how many such cases the fraud investigated involved the (a) non-existence and (b) non-qualifying residential status of the child.
[Transferred] (293171)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
333
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effects of the rating system for on-sale premises on their competitive position in relation to supermarkets; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (293651)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
334
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will bring forward proposals to hold a referendum on UK ratification of the Treaty of Lisbon; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (293653)

 
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