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The Questions Book

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Monday 19 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 Monday 19 October 2009
(the 'Questions Book')

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Monday 19 October 2009


This paper contains only Written Questions for answer on Monday 19 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 Monday 19 October of which no previous notice has been given, see the Order Paper.

For Written and Oral Questions for answer after Monday 19 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 information the Export Control Organisation requires of companies seeking an export licence for munitions containing white phosphorus.
(294265)
2
N
Mr Parmjit Dhanda (Gloucester): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, when he expects to conclude his deliberations on the Gloucester Linkages Project.
(293964)
3
N
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps the Office of Fair Trading has taken to amend guidance on local and regional newspaper mergers and competition issues since publication of the Digital Britain Final Report.
(294103)
4
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many meetings the management of Royal Mail has had with the Communication Workers Union (a) since 2007 and (b) during 2009.
(294546)
5
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many meetings between the management of Royal Mail and the Communication Workers Union a Minister from the Government has attended in the last 12 months; and in what capacity such Ministers attended in each case.
(294547)
6
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what his most recent estimate is of the number of young people under the age of 24 years who are not in employment, education or training in (a) Vale of York constituency, (b) North Yorkshire and (c) England.
(294568)
7
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many working days at Royal Mail have been lost owing to industrial action in each year since 2000.
(294579)
8
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what estimate he has made of the number of items of mail which have been delayed by industrial action by Royal Mail employees in the last three months.
(294580)
9
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what compensation is available to small businesses adversely affected by industrial action by Royal Mail employees; and if he will make a statement.
(294581)
10
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what volume of mail was handled by Royal Mail in (a) 1997, (b) 2005, (c) 2006, (d) 2007, (e) 2008 and (f) 2009.
(294582)
11
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what his most recent estimate is of the number of young people under the age of 24 years who are in (a) training, (b) employment and (c) education in (i) Vale of York constituency, (ii) North Yorkshire and (iii) England.
(294583)
12
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what deadlines have been set for repayment of loans offered under the Enterprise Finance Guarantee scheme.
(294586)
13
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, on what conditions loans are offered to businesses under the Enterprise Finance Guarantee scheme.
(294587)
14
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment he has made of the reasons for which businesses which were offered loans under the Enterprise Finance Guarantee scheme did not draw down those loans.
(294588)
15
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what estimate he has made of the effects of a national strike by Royal Mail employees to (a) online retailers, (b) small businesses and (c) the UK economy.
(294675)
16
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment he has made of the effect of the strike of Royal Mail employees called by the Communication Workers Union on small businesses in (a) Vale of York constituency, (b) North Yorkshire and (c) England; and if he will make a statement.
(294676)
17
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many items of mail he estimates would be delayed by (a) a national postal strike, (b) a series of rolling strikes and (c) unofficial industrial action; and if he will make a statement.
(294677)
18
Greg Mulholland (Leeds North West): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many businesses in Leeds North West have gone into administration in each year since 1997.
(294254)
19
Greg Mulholland (Leeds North West): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many (a) regional and (b) local newspapers have become insolvent in each year since 1997.
(294298)
20
Greg Mulholland (Leeds North West): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many pupils in Leeds North West obtained five or more GCSEs at grades A* to C or equivalent, including English and mathematics, in each year since 1997.
(294303)
21
Greg Mulholland (Leeds North West): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many students who had obtained A-Levels or an equivalent qualification in Leeds North West went on to higher education during the latest period for which figures are available.
(294304)
22
Greg Mulholland (Leeds North West): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many secondary school students from Leeds North West constituency went on to study for A-Levels or an equivalent qualification in the latest period for which figures are available.
(294305)
23
N
Paul Rowen (Rochdale): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what his most recent estimate is of the amount owing to the Student Loans Company in repayments and loans.
(294116)
24
N
Paul Rowen (Rochdale): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what estimate he has made of the number of students who owe money for (a) tuition fee loans and (b) maintenance loans.
(294117)
25
N
Paul Rowen (Rochdale): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment he has made of the likely effect of the proposed sale of the student loans book on (a) the interest rate on student loans and (b) students who are borrowing or repaying loans; and if he will make a statement.
(294118)
26
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will publish the full evaluation made by the Learning and Skills Council on the readiness of all further education colleges to commence proposed capital building projects.
(294339)
27
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what the results were of the evaluation by the Learning and Skills Council of Stoke-on-Trent Further Education College's application for capital funding; and what the reasons were for refusal of the application.
(294340)
28
Stephen Williams (Bristol West): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how much his Department and its predecessors spent on increasing the retention rate in higher education in each of the last five years.
(294328)
29
Stephen Williams (Bristol West): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what the undergraduate completion rate in higher education was in each higher education institution in each year since 2003.
(294329)
30
N
Ann Winterton (Congleton): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment he has made of the effect of overseas outsourcing on the UK labour market.
(293507)
Questions to the Minister for the Cabinet Office
31
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate she has made of the number of households in (a) Bexleyheath and Crayford constituency and (b) the London Borough of Bexley without (i) a telephone landline and (ii) internet access.
(294264)
32
N
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when she expects to answer Question 281652, on Civil Service nationality, tabled on 17 June 2009.
(293864)
33
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many maternities of mothers aged under 20 years there were in each constituency in England in each year since 1997.
(294606)
34
N
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what her latest estimate is of the number of (a) households and (b) households in poverty without a landline telephone.
(294041)
Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
35
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent representations he has received on the research and development tax credit.
(294584)
36
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent representations he has received on the headline rate of corporation tax.
(294585)
37
N
Anne Main (St Albans): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he expects Sir John Chadwick to report to him his advice on an Equitable Life ex-gratia payment scheme; and if he will make a statement.
(293965)
38
N
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the estimated saving to the public purse is from removing the employer-supported childcare tax and national insurance exemptions.
(294110)
39
N
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he has had with the Icelandic government on its plans to reimburse the UK for expenditure incurred as a result of the collapse of Icelandic banks.
(294040)
40
Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will assess the merits of raising the occupancy threshold for eligibility under the furnished holiday letting rules instead of abolishing those rules.
(294433)
41
Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will assess the merits of deferring the proposed abolition of the furnished holiday letting rules until April 2011 to enable further consultation; and if he will make a statement.
(294434)
42
Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people obtained relief under the furnished holiday letting rules for occupancy rates of (a) 10, (b) 15, (c) 20 and (d) more than 25 weeks in the 2007-08 tax year; and if he will make a statement.
(294435)
43
Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether following the abolition of the furnished holiday letting rules owners of self-catering cottages and owners of bed and breakfast establishments will be subject to the same taxation regime.
(294473)
44
Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions his Department has had with European Commission on the furnished holiday letting rules; and if he will make a statement.
(294474)
45
Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many (a) organisations and (b) individuals have made representations against his plans to amend the furnished holiday letting rules since those plans were announced; and if he will make a statement.
(294475)
46
Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of holiday cottages owned by those who will be affected by his proposed amendments to the furnished holiday letting rules.
(294476)
47
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Ludlow of 14 September 2009, Official Report, column 2134W, on the Valuation Office: data protection, whether photographs of dwellings held on the Valuation Office Agency's photographic database are treated as personal data.
(294361)
48
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 21 May 2009, Official Report, column 1513W, on the Valuation Office: Cole Layer Trumble, how much money was paid by his Department to Cole Layer Trumble/Tyler Technologies in each of the last six years.
(294365)
49
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Ludlow of 14 September 2009, Official Report, column 2134W, on the Valuation Office: data protection, whether the Information Commissioner's Personal Data Flowchart guidance on domestic property data was taken into account when the Valuation Office Agency signed its contract with Rightmove.co.uk to obtain property data.
(294366)
50
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Ludlow of 14 September 2009, Official Report, column 2134W, on the Valuation Office: data protection, since what date the Valuation Office Agency has treated domestic property attribute data on individual dwellings as personal data.
(294367)
51
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 21 May 2009, Official Report, column 1513W, on the Valuation Office, and of 21 May 2009, Official Report, column 1514W, on the Valuation Office: training, if he will place in the Library an electronic copy of each of the 25 other e-learning programmes.
(294368)
52
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Peterborough of 6 May 2009, Official Report, column 178W, on trade unions, on what matters relating to the Crown Estate he takes responsibility for answering Parliamentary Questions.
(294436)
53
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what courses representatives of the Valuation Office Agency have attended at the National School of Government in the last 36 months; and at what cost to the public purse in each case.
(294441)
54
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 13 May 2009, Official Report, column 848W, on council tax: valuation, what (a) property attributes and (b) geo-spatial factors were taken into account when reviewing the sub-location codes for the revaluation of non-domestic rates.
(294442)
55
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what combination of letters and numbers is used for individual sub-location codes for the revaluation of non-domestic rates.
(294443)
56
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 21 May 2009, Official Report, column 1514W, on the Valuation Office: training, what the content of the Euclidian programme is.
(294444)
57
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Ludlow, of 14 September 2009, Official Report, column 2135W, on the Valuation Office: ICT, what the breakdown by category of expenditure was of the £6.7 million of expenditure on the automated valuation model since September 2005; and which Minister authorised that expenditure.
(294445)
58
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 9 July 2009, Official Report, column 967W, on Taxation: Valuation Office, how many inheritance tax valuations submitted by taxpayers were adjusted following a challenge by the Valuation Office Agency in (a) 2004-05, (b) 2003-04, (c) 2002-03 and (d) 2001-02.
(294446)
59
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 9 July 2009, Official Report, column 966W, on the Euro Preparations Advisory Group, if he will place in the Library a copy of the minutes of the meeting from September 2006; and which local authorities were represented at that meeting.
(294447)
60
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Ludlow of 16 September 2009, Official Report, column 2288W, on the Valuation Office Agency: publications, for what reasons the Agency did not meet its minimum target standards in each of the six process areas.
(294448)
61
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 16 September 2009, Official Report, columns 2287-88W, on the Valuation Office Agency, what action was taken against each individual reported to have been convicted.
(294449)
62
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what factors the Valuation Office Agency requires a bathroom in a dwelling to have to meet the bathroom classification under the council tax dwellinghouse coding system; and what classification is applied to a room with a toilet and sink only.
(294515)
63
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the policy of the Valuation Office Agency is on whether unauthorised dwellings which do not have planning permission should be assessed for housing benefit or local housing allowance.
(294516)
64
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will commission a privacy impact assessment in respect of the Valuation Office Agency's Geographical Information System.
(294517)
65
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the duration of the contract between the Valuation Office Agency and HM Revenue and Customs and Rightmove.co.uk plc is; what the latest date is by which the Agency may exercise its right to extend the contract; and whether the contract will roll on if each party agrees.
(294518)
66
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the Valuation Office Agency has access to digital mapping facilities under the Pan-Government Agreement.
(294519)
67
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the (a) total and (b) average rateable value for hereditaments in each special category code is on (i) the 2005 Rating List and (ii) the draft 2010 Rating List.
(294527)
68
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether a conservatory with a dwellinghouse coded D has a greater value weighting than a conservatory with a dwellinghouse codes under the Valuation Office Agency's automated valuation model.
(294529)
69
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will place in the Library a copy of the (a) speeches, (b) presentations delivered and (c) handouts issued by the representative of the Valuation Office Agency at the Global Property Tax Management Conference in Berlin on 22 September 2008.
(294530)
70
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much the Valuation Office Agency has spent on the Land Registry Direct service since February 2007.
(294531)
71
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much the Valuation Office Agency has spent on its automated valuation model for (a) council tax and (b) business rates.
(294653)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families
72
N
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what steps he is taking to encourage the development and modernisation of the network of European schools in respect of their (a) governance, (b) finance and (c) pedagogy, with reference both to (i) actions within the UK and (ii) by seeking international agreement.
(294038)
73
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what the average absence rate from school for infant school pupils was in the last year for which figures were available.
(294327)
74
N
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale): 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 rural areas in each year since the initiative began.
(294055)
75
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many families were participating in a family intervention project on the latest date for which figures are available.
(294386)
76
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how much funding from the public purse has been allocated to family intervention projects in each of the next three years.
(294428)
77
N
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many people previously convicted of crimes have successfully appealed against a decision to bar them from working with children, broken down by type of offence committed.
(294119)
78
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, which maintained (a) primary, (b) secondary and (c) special schools Ofsted classified in each local authority as (i) outstanding and (ii) in special measures on the latest date for which figures are available.
(294607)
79
N
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what the estimated cost is of extending the free early education entitlement to 250,000 extra two year olds; and from which budget the funding will be provided.
(294109)
80
N
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many outreach workers are expected to be employed through the £79 million expenditure for outreach workers up to 2011 announced by his Department.
(294111)
81
N
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many outreach workers were employed in Sure Start Children's Centres in each quarter for which information is available; and what qualifications such workers are required to have.
(294112)
82
N
Paddy Tipping (Sherwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, if he will estimate the cost of extending education maintenance allowance to all school leavers entering further education; and if he will make a statement.
(293541)
Questions to the honourable Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners
83
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton): To ask the honourable Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners, if he will place in the Library a copy of the register of interests of members of the Church Commissioners' Assets Committee.
(294306)
84
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton): To ask the honourable Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners, pursuant to the Answer of 5 July 2009, Official Report, column 326W, on Lambeth Palace, if he will place in the Library a copy of the Church Commissioners' policy on the publication of information.
(294477)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
85
Richard Burden (Birmingham, Northfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what representations he has received on the procedure by which appeals against a decision by a local authority to refuse an advertisement application are considered by the Planning Inspectorate in accordance with the Advertisement Regulations and without taking into account the planning policies of the relevant local authority; and if he will make a statement.
(294364)
86
N
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what effect the rate of retail price index inflation of minus 1.4 per cent. will have on the level of business rates from April 2010; and if he will make a statement.
(293895)
87
N
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent steps the Audit Commission has taken to inquire into the practice of local authorities taking paid advertising to support information sheets.
(294104)
88
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department plans to take to counter extremism in areas predominantly populated by white, working class people; how such neighbourhoods will be identified; and what funding his Department plans to allocate to such activities.
(294255)
89
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what representations his Department has received on Energy Performance Certificates taking into account energy efficiency derived from air source heat pumps; and if he will review the methodology used to rate air source heat pumps for home information pack purposes.
(294429)
90
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Bromley and Chislehurst of 5 February 2009, Official Report, column 1437W, on planning permission: parking, what planning guidance on car park charges was in force prior to 2001; and when such guidance was issued.
(294431)
91
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Bromley and Chislehurst of 5 February 2009, Official Report, column 1437W, on planning permission: parking, what guidance has been issued to regional planning bodies on policies on car parking charges in regional transport strategies.
(294432)
92
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many hereditaments were on the Valuation Office Agency's Rating List with SCAT Code 279 in each year since 1997.
(294452)
93
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many hereditaments were on the Valuation Office Agency's Rating List with SCAT Code 123 in each year since 1997.
(294453)
94
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what obligatory standards his Department imposes on developers of (a) social and (b) private sector housing regarding dwelling space standards.
(294460)
95
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment the Valuation Office Agency made of the rateable value of its offices on Shaftesbury Avenue, London in (a) the 2005 Ratings List and (b) the latest provisional estimates for the draft 2010 Ratings List.
(294461)
96
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what payments his Department made to the (a) Institute for Public Policy Research and (b) New Local Government Network in the last three years; what the purpose of such payment was in each case; and if he will make a statement.
(294462)
97
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of (a) net and (b) gross revenue from business rates in (i) 1997-98, (ii) 2008-09, (iii) 2009-10 and (iv) 2010-11.
(294463)
98
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what timetable he has set for the national roll-out of the Scores on doors scheme for local authorities.
(294465)
99
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the textual description is of each SCAT code used by the Valuation Office Agency.
(294508)
100
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether (a) HM Revenue and Customs and (b) the Valuation Office Agency will have access to records held on the national register of private landlords.
(294509)
101
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what payments his Department has made to the New Economics Foundation since its inception; and for what purposes each such payment was made.
(294510)
102
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will place in the Library a copy of the Valuation Office Agency's valuation scales for the 2010 business rates revaluation.
(294511)
103
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether his Department has performed an impact assessment in relation to the proposals contained in its consultation paper on Changing council government arrangements: for mayors and indirectly elected leaders.
(294512)
104
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether his Department undertook an impact assessment in relation to the changes made to the Code of Conduct on Local Authority Publicity before those changes came into effect; and whether an assessment of the effectiveness of the changes has been undertaken.
(294513)
105
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effects of the changes made to the Code of Conduct on Local Authority Publicity in 2001 on the content, publication and distribution of local authority unsolicited newspapers.
(294514)
106
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will place in the Library a copy of the report on the research commissioned by his Department on the proportion of domestic light fittings which will operate with compact fluorescent lamps.
(294520)
107
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what consideration he has given to the application of the precautionary principle in relation to the development of public policy.
(294521)
108
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will amend the Code of Conduct on Local Authority Publicity to prevent local authorities publishing newspapers which directly compete with commercial local newspapers by incorporating similar content.
(294522)
109
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent representations his Department has received on the effects of the operation of local authority newspapers on commercially produced newspapers in the same area.
(294523)
110
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment has been made of the likely effect of the introduction of the Community Infrastructure Levy on (a) the cumulative burden of regulation on developers and (b) the quantity and quality of new development.
(294524)
111
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effect on the level of usage of section 106 agreements of the introduction of the Community Infrastructure Levy.
(294525)
112
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the revenue generated by the Community Infrastructure Levy in each of the first three years of its operation; and whether such revenue will be classified as tax revenue for the purposes of the National Accounting rules.
(294526)
113
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what consideration he has given to the requirement for the output of domestic light bulbs to be measured in lumens; and whether the listing of an equivalent luminance in watts in addition to lumens would be permitted.
(294528)
114
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to Answer to the hon. Member for Vauxhall of 20 July 2009, Official Report, column 809W, on the Central Manchester Development Corporation: archives, who authorised the secure disposal of the records of the Central Manchester Development Corporation; and whether any consideration was given to donating the records to (a) the municipal records office, (b) the National Archives or (c) an educational institution.
(294532)
115
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to Answer to the hon. Member for Vauxhall of 20 July 2009, Official Report, column 809W, on the Central Manchester Development Corporation: archives, what his Department's policy is on the disposal of (a) records and (b) other archived material of each development corporation.
(294533)
116
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Vauxhall of 20 July 2009, Official Report, column 809W, on the Central Manchester Development Corporation: archives, what arrangements there are for archiving historic records of the (a) London Thames Gateway, (b) Thurrock Thames Gateway and (c) West Northamptonshire Development Corporation; and what disposal authorities are in place for the records of each body.
(294534)
117
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Bromley and Chislehurst of 16 July 2009, Official Report, column 655W, on Tony Clements, whether Mr Tony Clements works with any Minister in his Department in a political advisory role; and what the (a) terms and (b) duration of his employment are.
(294535)
118
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much his Department has spent on the collection of data on domestic properties for the purpose of revaluing properties for council tax; and what data sources not controlled by his Department have been used for this revaluation.
(294549)
119
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether the 2010 non-domestic rate revaluation is to be revenue-neutral (a) in the first year of operation and (b) over the five-year rating cycle.
(294550)
120
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment has been made of the effect of the 2010 non-domestic rate revaluation on the level of revenue raised from business rates on empty property; and whether transitional rate relief is to apply to empty properties.
(294551)
121
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what changes are proposed to the thresholds for (a) small business rate relief, (b) empty property rate relief and (c) supplementary business rates following the 2010 non-domestic rate revaluation.
(294552)
122
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will place in the Library a copy of the research report associated with his Department's publication Evaluation of the Take-up and Use of the Well-being Power: research summary published in November 2008.
(294553)
123
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent guidance the Foods Standards Agency has issued on the selling of home-cooked food at village fetes and community events; and what licences or permits are required for its sale.
(294564)
124
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what consideration he has given to addressing a deficit in the Local Government Pension Scheme through (a) raising the retirement age and (b) increasing employee contributions.
(294566)
125
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will initiate a review of the effectiveness of home information packs against the objective set for the policy.
(294595)
126
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, for what reasons policy advisers are recruited on terms and conditions different from those of other civil servants.
(294596)
127
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what progress has been made in the revision of the Code of Recommended Practice on Local Authority Publicity.
(294597)
128
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many hereditaments were on the Valuation Office Agency's Rating List with SCAT code 049 in each year since 1997.
(294598)
129
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the policy of the Durham Valuation Office is on whether Durham road user charge and a material change for the purposes of (a) calculating rateable value of business premises within and near the charging zone and (b) domestic valuations of dwellings for council tax within and near the charging zone.
(294599)
130
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the Valuation Office Agency's policy is on providing information to householders on the methodology by which their property was valued when such requests are made under Section 18(2)(h) of the Commissioners for Revenue and Customs Act 2005.
(294600)
131
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether the Valuation Office Agency plans to perform point valuations on individual properties as part of its revaluation for council tax in England.
(294601)
132
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many hereditaments were on the Valuation Office Agency's Rating List with SCAT code 228 in each year since 1997.
(294602)
133
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many homes have been built in (a) the East of England and (b) Suffolk in each of the last five years; and what proportion of such properties have been classified as affordable housing.
(294603)
134
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will place in the Library a copy of the conclusions of his Department's consultation on the transposition of the EU INSPIRE directive.
(294622)
135
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many hereditaments were on the Valuation Office Agency's Rating List with SCAT code 429 in each year since 1997.
(294623)
136
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether the Valuation Office Agency has undertaken surveillance under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000.
(294624)
137
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether recent restrictions on the sale of incandescent light bulbs prohibit the sale of such bulbs for hereditaments which are not domestic dwellings.
(294626)
138
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether his Department has issued recent guidance to local trading standards authorities on prosecutions for the sale of imported incandescent light bulbs.
(294627)
139
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to page 76 of his Department's Resource Accounts for 2008-09, HC 449, to whom the £301,000 payment in settlement of a personal injury claim was made in December 2008; and where the injury occurred.
(294650)
140
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when he expects to announce his decision on whether to build a national geo-portal as part of the implementation of the INSPIRE directive.
(294651)
141
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to page 76 of his Department's Resource Accounts for 2008-09, HC 449, to whom the £750,000 compensation payment in respect of the Local Authority Business Growth Incentive scheme was made in November 2008; and for what reasons.
(294654)
142
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to page 76 of his Department's Resource Accounts for 2008-09, HC 449, to whom the £9.3 million compensation payment was made in October 2008; and for what reasons.
(294655)
143
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to page 30 of his Department's Resource Accounts for 2008-09, HC 449, for what reason the sensitive documents on housing were carried on a flight from Heathrow to Copenhagen.
(294656)
144
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to page 29 of his Department's Resource Accounts for 2008-09, HC 449, what the (a) nature and (b) subject was of each sensitive official document on the computer stolen from the then Secretary of State.
(294657)
145
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to page 21 of his Department's Resource Accounts for 2008-09, HC 449, how much his Department has budgeted for payment to the Town and Country Planning Association in 2009-10 for work on eco-towns.
(294658)
146
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to page 76 of his Department's Resource Accounts for 2008-09, HC 449, whether the stolen unencrypted laptop was stolen from the premises of the Government Office for the North West.
(294659)
147
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to page 20 of his Department's Resource Accounts for 2008-09, HC 449, what public consultations Shelter has promoted with the funds provided by his Department.
(294660)
148
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether new (a) nuclear power stations and (b) wind turbines are liable for community infrastructure levy.
(294661)
149
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to page 18 of his Department's Resource Accounts for 2008-09, HC 449, what the ComCom Plus programme is .
(294662)
150
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to page 18 of his Department's Resource Accounts for 2008-09, HC 449, how much his Department has paid to Common Purpose since its establishment; and who the young leaders being trained by Common Purpose are.
(294663)
151
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to page 17 of his Department's Resource Accounts for 2008-09, HC 449, for what reasons 13 per cent. of invoices submitted to his Department were not paid on time.
(294664)
152
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to page 14 of his Department's Resource Accounts for 2008-09, HC 449, which local government research projects have been (a) delayed and (b) cancelled.
(294665)
153
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to page 13 of his Department's Resource Accounts for 2008-09, HC 449, for what reasons the FireLink project has been delayed; what assessment he has made of the implications for fire services of such a delay; and if he will make a statement.
(294666)
154
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether his Department has participated in the production of guidance on the prevention of household waste in eco-towns.
(294667)
155
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what his most recent estimate is of the contingent liabilities in relation to (a) alleged financial irregularities with the European Regional Development Fund and (b) corrections due to the European Commission in respect of such irregularities; and how much his Department and its predecessors have paid to the European Commission in respect of corrections imposed as a result of financial irregularities in each year since 1997.
(294668)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
156
Mr Stephen Crabb (Preseli Pembrokeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate he has made of the time necessary to restore ITV channels to those homes no longer able to receive them as a result of the digital switchover in Wales.
(294312)
157
Mr Stephen Crabb (Preseli Pembrokeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to restore ITV channels to homes which lost them as a result of the digital switchover in Wales.
(294313)
158
Mr Stephen Crabb (Preseli Pembrokeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate he has made of the number of homes that no longer receive ITV channels as a result of the digital switchover in Wales.
(294314)
159
Greg Mulholland (Leeds North West): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he plans to introduce to provide assistance to regional newspapers.
(294299)
160
Greg Mulholland (Leeds North West): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he plans to introduce to provide assistance to regional news broadcasters.
(294300)
161
Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether his Department has contributed to the impact assessment on the abolition of the furnished holidays letting rules being carried out by HM Treasury.
(294594)
162
N
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate he has made of the number of e-legal deposits which would have been made to date had the e-legal deposit regulations come into force in accordance with the original timetable; and when he expects the regulations to enter into force.
(293894)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence
163
N
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people are employed on a (a) full-time and (b) part-time basis at each of his Department's bases in Scotland
(294105)
164
Mr Stephen Crabb (Preseli Pembrokeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the number of Territorial Army (TA) reservists who will leave the TA as a result of the proposed six month stand-down of the TA.
(294318)
165
Mr Stephen Crabb (Preseli Pembrokeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Territorial Army (TA) reservists in (a) Pembrokeshire and (b) Wales will receive no (i) pay and (ii) training during the proposed six month stand-down of the TA.
(294319)
166
Mr Stephen Crabb (Preseli Pembrokeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Territorial Army (TA) reservists in (a) Pembrokeshire and (b) Wales will continue to receive operational training before deployment on operations during the proposed six month stand-down of the TA.
(294320)
167
Mr Stephen Crabb (Preseli Pembrokeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the reduction in expenditure which will accrue from the six-month stand-down of the Territorial Army.
(294321)
168
Mr Stephen Crabb (Preseli Pembrokeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Territorial Army reservists from (a) Pembrokeshire and (b) Wales have served in operations in (i) Afghanistan and (ii) Iraq since 2002.
(294322)
169
Mr Stephen Crabb (Preseli Pembrokeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the role and effectiveness of the Territorial Army in Wales.
(294323)
170
Mr Stephen Crabb (Preseli Pembrokeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Territorial Army reservists live in (a) Pembrokeshire and (b) Wales.
(294324)
171
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the merits of reducing the number of nuclear warheads in the United Kingdom stockpile; what technical capability exists in the UK to dismantle redundant warheads; and whether the UK is able to make use of US expertise on this matter.
(294253)
172
N
Frank Dobson (Holborn & St Pancras): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his consent was sought for substantive discussions between General Richard Dannatt and the right hon. Member for Witney while the General was a serving officer.
(294140)
173
N
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for what reasons he decided to implement reductions in the budget available for the Territorial Army before the end of the 2009-10 financial year.
(294120)
174
N
John Mann (Bassetlaw): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what arrangements his Department has put in place to ensure Christmas deliveries to members of the armed forces serving in Afghanistan.
(294113)
175
N
Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what changes have been made to the location of offices of the Service Complaints Commissioner for the Armed Forces in the last 12 months; and if he will make a statement.
(294188)
176
N
Willie Rennie (Dunfermline and West Fife): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many service families have been placed by Modern Housing Solutions in (a) Premier Travel Inns and (b) other hotels in each year since 2005; and if he will make a statement.
(294042)
177
N
Willie Rennie (Dunfermline and West Fife): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what proportion of service families' accommodation was deemed uninhabitable in each year since 2004.
(294043)
178
N
Willie Rennie (Dunfermline and West Fife): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much was spent on substitute services accommodation in each year since 2004.
(294044)
179
Ann Winterton (Congleton): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, who within his Department took the decision to cease Territorial Army training until 1 April 2010; and whether regular unit personnel (a) attached to and (b) working in Territorial Army units will be paid up to 1 April 2010.
(294266)
180
Ann Winterton (Congleton): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the stoppage of payments for the Territorial Army training until 31 March 2010 is being applied in respect of (a) Royal Marines Reserve, (b) 2/3 Regiment Special Air Service and (c) 4th Battalion, the Parachute Regiment.
(294478)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change
181
N
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, if he will bring forward proposals for the compulsory installation of stand-alone home energy displays alongside smart meters.
(294035)
182
N
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what analysis the Goverment has conducted of the effects of (a) sea level rises and (b) storm surges on present and planned civil nuclear generation sites over the next (i) 100, (ii) 200 and (iii) 300 years; and if he will make a statement.
(294036)
183
N
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what steps he plans to take to ensure that energy suppliers provide stand-alone home energy displays alongside smart meters under the smart metering scheme.
(294106)
184
N
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that energy companies work with local authorities to deliver the smart metering scheme.
(294107)
185
Mr Michael Moore (Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what funding the Government provided to the United Nations Adaptation Fund in (a) 2008 and (b) 2009; what funding is planned for 2010; and if he will make a statement.
(294337)
186
N
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what procedures are used to allocate funding for research projects by Collaborative Offshore Wind Research into the Environment.
(294039)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
187
N
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate his Department has made of the average (a) farm gate price, (b) price given to processors and (c) supermarket price of a pint of milk in each of the last 12 months.
(294054)
188
N
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate his Department has made of (a) the amount and (b) the percentage of waste sent to landfill abroad in each of the last five years.
(294056)
189
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether (a) his Department and (b) the Waste and Resources Action Programme have (i) issued guidance and (ii) allocated funding to local authorities related to audits of the contents of domestic waste receptacles.
(294430)
190
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which local authorities have introduced wheeled refuse containers for the collection of household waste, according to records held by (a) his Department and (b) the Waste and Resources Action Programme.
(294450)
191
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions (a) his Department and (b) the Waste and Resources Action Programme has had with Welsh Assembly Government Ministers on charges for the collection of household waste.
(294451)
192
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications of the transposition of the revised Waste Framework Directive (Directive 2008/98/EC) on the municipal collection of household waste.
(294454)
193
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what funding and other support (a) his Department and (b) Waste and Resources Action Programme has provided to local authorities to undertake surveys of the contents of household waste from specific properties; and what guidance his Department has issued on whether the prior consent of the householder is required.
(294455)
194
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 1 June 2009, Official Report, columns 8-9W, on waste disposal, if he will place in the Library a copy of the WasteDataFlow returns of each local authority for (a) quarter 3 and (b) quarter 4.
(294456)
195
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 14 July 2009, Official Report, column 229W, on the Futuresource Conference, what the cost of the quantitative and qualitative research commissioned by the Waste and Resources Action Programme on Principles of a good collection service was; and which contractors provided the research.
(294457)
196
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the Answer of 11 November 2008, Official Report, column 1006W, on domestic wastes, which local authorities have sought the advice of the Waste and Resources Action Programme on available options for waste incentive schemes to date.
(294458)
197
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the total annual cost to the public purse was of (a) the Waste and Resources Action Programme and (b) the Waste Improvement Network in the last year for which figures are available.
(294459)
198
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will place in the Library a copy of each bid made for Towards Zero Waste Place funding.
(294464)
199
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what funding (a) his Department and (b) the Waste and Resources Action Programme provided for local authorities in relation to waste (i) collection and (ii) disposal in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(294466)
200
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what guidance or advice the Waste and Resources Action Programme has issued on the operation of (a) closed-lid policies and (b) no side waste policies in respect of the collection of household waste, other than in its guidance on alternative weekly collections.
(294467)
201
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will place in the Library a copy of his Department's 4Es Model on planning for waste prevention.
(294468)
202
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will place in the Library a copy of the Waste and Resources Action Programme's Waste Prevention Toolkit.
(294469)
203
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he proposes to amend (a) enforcement powers and (b) penalties levied in respect of household waste offences consequent upon the coming into force of the Regulatory Enforcement and Sanctions Act 2008.
(294548)
204
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, for what reasons no (a) impact assessment and (b) equalities impact assessment was conducted in relation to clauses in the Climate Change Act 2008 in respect of the statutory duties of waste collection authorities for the collection of household waste.
(294554)
205
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what schemes have received funding from his Department under the Zero Waste Places scheme since the scheme's inception; and what projects or policies have since been adopted as a result.
(294555)
206
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent guidance his Department has issued to local authorities on the circumstances in which municipal waste collectors can refuse to collect household waste from a dwelling.
(294556)
207
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent research has been commissioned by his Department into the (a) waste collection and (b) waste disposal implications of the shift to mercury-based compact fluorescent light bulbs for domestic use.
(294557)
208
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department has issued any recent guidance to waste collection authorities on charging charity shops for the disposal of donated but unsold non-reusable household waste.
(294558)
209
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which local authorities have expressed a preliminary interest in levying charges for the collection of household waste.
(294559)
210
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent guidance his Department has issued to local authorities on the adoption of (a) no side waste policies and (b) no closed lid policies.
(294560)
211
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he expects to publish the 2008-09 Flycapture data on fixed penalty notices issued to households for waste offences.
(294561)
212
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether provision for Vital Villages Community Services grants exists following the abolition of the Countryside Agency.
(294562)
213
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will place in the Library a copy of the Navigator waste infrastructure study results.
(294563)
214
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the extent to which the proposals in his Department's consultation document on Fairer and better environmental enforcement published in July 2009, will affect the (a) frequency and (b) level of financial penalties issued to households for offences relating to household waste.
(294565)
215
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if his Department will accept bids from joint waste authorities to participate in waste collection charge pilot schemes.
(294608)
216
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether trade waste collected and placed in landfill by (a) local authorities and (b) private sector contractors in a local authority area is reckoned towards that local authority's Landfill Allowance Trading Scheme quota.
(294609)
217
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what guidance the Waste Improvement Network has published on the operation of (a) closed lid policies and (b) no side-waste policies for the collection of household waste.
(294610)
218
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what volume of household waste collected for recycling was (a) incinerated and (b) disposed of in landfill sites in the latest period for which figures are available.
(294611)
219
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what timetable has been set for the Environment Agency to establish its new online waste data tracking system.
(294612)
220
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much funding (a) his Department and (b) the Waste and Resources Action Programme has provided to Resources Futures; and for what purposes.
(294613)
221
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much funding (a) his Department and (b) the Waste and Resources Action Programme has provided to Project Reduce to undertake studies of the contents of household refuse containers in the last 12 months.
(294614)
222
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what pilot programmes involving the weighing of household refuse containers have been supported by (a) his Department and (b) the Waste and Resources Action Programme to date.
(294615)
223
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate (a) his Department and (b) the Waste and Resources Action Programme has made of the average capital cost, excluding value added tax, of a household wheeled refuse container, including the cost of delivery.
(294616)
224
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he expects to publish the summary of responses to his Department's June 2008 consultation on draft guidance on incentives for recycling by households.
(294617)
225
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will place in the Library an example copy of a waste prevention action plan recommended by the Waste and Resources Action Programme.
(294618)
226
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent (a) assessment has been made and (b) research has been commissioned by (i) his Department, (ii) the Waste and Resources Action Programme and (iii) the Environment Agency into the burning of household waste by householders.
(294619)
227
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make it his policy to issue new statutory guidance to waste collection authorities to curtail the issuing of fixed penalty notices against households for minor breaches of the rules in relation to the disposal of household waste.
(294620)
228
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what guidance (a) his Department and (b) the Waste and Resources Action Programme has issued on the use of (a) 140 litre and (b) 240 litre household wheeled refuse containers.
(294621)
229
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent guidance (a) his Department and (b) the Waste and Resources Action Programme has issued to waste collection authorities on charging householders for (i) new or (ii) replacement household wheeled refuse containers.
(294628)
230
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many organisations responded to his Department's consultation on the guidance on the operation of waste incentive charges for the collection of household waste.
(294629)
231
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what research his Department has commissioned in relation to household waste in the last 18 months.
(294652)
232
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 9 September 2009, Official Report, column 1919W, on weedkillers, what recent discussions officials in his Department have held with representatives of Dow AgroSciences Ltd on the relicensing of the herbicide aminopyralid; and if he will make a statement.
(294385)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
233
N
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what further steps his Department has taken against human trafficking since the entry into force in the UK of the Council of Europe Convention Against Trafficking in Human Beings in April 2009.
(294037)
234
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what matters were discussed at the meeting of the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council in London on 3 and 4 September 2009; and what agreements were reached.
(294251)
235
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his counterparts in the General Affairs Council on the Swedish Presidency's Agenda for banking and financial regulation and shareholding in the EU.
(294363)
236
N
Lindsay Roy (Glenrothes): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans the Government has to license areas for oil exploration around the Falkland Islands.
(293616)
237
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate has been made of the number of people who have been displaced in Democratic Republic of the Congo as a result of the activities of the Lords Resistance Army since the beginning of 2009; which countries have received such people; and if he will make a statement.
(294536)
238
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent steps his Department has taken on the implementation of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement in Sudan in its role as a co-signatory to the Agreement.
(294538)
239
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the extent of human rights violations in eastern Burma in the last 12 months; and what representations he has made to the Burmese government on this matter.
(294539)
240
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness against objectives of EU sanctions on Burma.
(294540)
241
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his French counterpart on EU sanctions on Burma; and if he will make a statement.
(294541)
242
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his counterparts in the UN Security Council on the implementation of UN Resolution 1820 in Democratic Republic of Congo; and what recent progress has been made on such implementation.
(294542)
243
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to the government of Democratic Republic of Congo on the prosecution of allegations of gender-based violence by members of the Congolese armed forces; and if he will make a statement.
(294543)
244
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many times Ministers in his Department have had meetings with the Governor of the Turks and Caicos Islands since July 2008; and if he will make a statement.
(294544)
245
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which countries (a) he has and (b) his Department's Ministers have visited on official capacity since November 2008; on what dates each such visit took place; and if he will make a statement.
(294545)
246
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the Written Ministerial Statement of 12 October 2009, Official Report, column 9WS, on the Turks and Caicos Islands, how many staff of his Department have worked in the Governor's office since 2005; what the roles were of such staff; and if he will make a statement.
(294592)
247
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the Written Ministerial Statement of 12 October 2009, Official Report, column 9WS, on the Turks and Caicos Islands, how often his Department plans to update the House on progress made to restore good governance, sustainable development and sound financial management to the Islands.
(294593)
248
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what his policy is on measures to strengthen the Assessment and Evaluation Committee on the Comprehensive Peace Agreement in Sudan; and if he will make a statement.
(294669)
249
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to the government of India on the situation of the Chin refugees in Mizoram state; and if he will make a statement.
(294670)
250
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the government of Kenya on the missed interim deadline for the establishment of a local tribunal to try those accused of orchestrating the violence which followed the elections in that country in December 2007; and if he will make a statement.
(294671)
251
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what UK policy is on proposals for a UN arms embargo on Burma; and if he will make a statement.
(294673)
252
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of recent proposals for a UN Commission of Inquiry into human rights violations in Burma; and if he will make a statement.
(294674)
253
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the security situation in the refugee camps along the Chad-Sudan border, particularly for women and girls; and if he will make a statement.
(294678)
254
N
Jo Swinson (East Dunbartonshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 16 July 2009, Official Report, columns 605-6W, on the British Indian Ocean Territory, who the interveners are in the case.
(294047)
255
N
Jo Swinson (East Dunbartonshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he plans to publish in full his Department's response to the European Court of Human Rights on the application made by the Chagos Islanders.
(294108)
256
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 21 July 2009, Official Report, column 1259W, on the Shanghai World Expo, when he expects to finalise plans for Ministerial attendance at the event.
(294382)
257
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much funding has been allocated to his Department's Child Abduction Unit in each of the last five years.
(294383)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
258
N
Mr Crispin Blunt (Reigate): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many reports of suspected adverse reactions to the (a) AHPVA021BA and (b) AHPVA024BA batch of the Cervarix vaccine have been made to the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency.
(293279)
259
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effects on the standards of patient care of integrating the services provided by NHS Direct and Ambulance Services; and if he will make a statement.
(294325)
260
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) schools and (b) children have received free fruit and vegetables under the School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme; how much fruit has been provided under the scheme; what account is taken of pupil absence rates in provision of fruit to schools under the scheme; how much the scheme has cost in each year of its operation; and if he will make a statement.
(294326)
261
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 13 July 2009, Official Report, column 176W, on NHS: negligence, how much was spent in total on (a) claimant costs, (b) defence costs and (c) damages for (i) the closed claims in which claimant costs exceeded damages and (ii) all closed claims in each year.
(294352)
262
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether NHS dentists are permitted to refuse to provide further treatment to patients if they do not attend for check-ups when advised to do so.
(294353)
263
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what arrangements are in place to provide citizens of other EU countries with dental treatment if they are resident in the UK.
(294354)
264
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of dentists graduating from medical schools in England were not working in the NHS (a) three and (b) five years after qualification in each year since 1997 for which figures are available.
(294355)
265
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to paragraph 18 of his Department's evidence to the 2010 review of doctors' and dentists' remuneration, how many hours of NHS work dentists conducted in England in total in (a) each calendar year since 1997 for which figures are available and (b) each financial year since 1997-98 for which figures are available.
(294356)
266
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people in England he estimates are waiting for access to psychological therapies; and what the average waiting time for such treatment is.
(294357)
267
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate his Department has made of likely take-up rates of swine influenza vaccine (a) amongst different age groups, (b) amongst people with different vulnerabilities to the illness and (c) by geographic area.
(294358)
268
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether (a) primary care trusts and (b) NHS trusts are required to make any financial returns to his Department other than those under the PFR3 and TFR3 data collections.
(294359)
269
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many unsuccessful clinical negligence claims were brought against the NHS in each year since 1997-98 for which figures are available; and how much unsuccessful claimants spent in (a) defence costs and (b) claimant costs in each year.
(294360)
270
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he plans to increase the availability of fertility treatment at primary care trusts that do not currently provide funding for at least one full cycle of in vitro fertilisation; and if he will make a statement.
(294437)
271
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of primary care trusts which provide funding for at least one full cycle of in vitro fertilisation do so for people within the recommended age range for treatment of between 23 and 39 years of age.
(294438)
272
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which primary care trusts provide funding for one full cycle of in vitro fertilisation for women aged 39 years and six months only.
(294439)
273
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of primary care trusts provide funding for people to receive (a) more than one full cycle of in vitro fertilisation (IVF), (b) one full cycle of IVF and (c) less than one full cycle of IVF; and if he will make a statement.
(294440)
274
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his most recent estimate is of the number of people diagnosed with dementia; what assessment he has made of likely trends in numbers of dementia diagnoses to 2020; and if he will make a statement.
(294569)
275
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of people aged 75 years and over who had at least one emergency readmission to hospital in (a) 1997, (b) 2003 and (c) 2007 in (i) Vale of York constituency, (ii) North Yorkshire and (iii) England.
(294570)
276
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of people aged 85 years and over who have a disability or limiting long-term illness in (a) Vale of York constituency, (b) North Yorkshire and (c) England.
(294571)
277
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much funding has been recovered by the NHS as a consequence of targets for level of units of dental activity not being met in each year since 2006.
(294572)
278
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many dentists were providing NHS services in (a) Vale of York constituency, (b) North Yorkshire and (c) England in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement.
(294573)
279
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of schoolchildren who received (a) screenings and (b) advice from dentists providing NHS services in each year since 1997.
(294574)
280
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of tooth (a) extractions and (b) fillings carried out under the NHS in each year since 1997.
(294575)
281
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the budget for NHS dental services has been in (a) Vale of York constituency, (b) Yorkshire and the Humber and (c) England in each year since 1997.
(294576)
282
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many units of dental activity in (a) band 1, (b) band 2 and (c) band 3 have been carried out by dentists in (i) Vale of York constituency, (ii) North Yorkshire and (iii) England in each year since 2006.
(294577)
283
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps are taken to seek to ensure that notification of medical appointments reach patients before the appointment date; and whether he has made an assessment of the likely effects on arrangements for medical appointments of industrial action at national level among Royal Mail employees.
(294578)
284
N
Anne Milton (Guildford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 12 October 2009, Official Report, column 765W, on swine flu, who will be responsible for giving housebound patients swine influenza vaccinations.
(294114)
285
N
Anne Milton (Guildford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 12 October 2009, Official Report, column 765W, on swine flu, who will receive payment for giving housebound patients vaccinations; how much will be paid for each such vaccination; and from which budget.
(294115)
286
Dr Doug Naysmith (Bristol North West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department has conducted recent research on the effectiveness of the port of entry screening programme for tuberculosis.
(294331)
287
Dr Doug Naysmith (Bristol North West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the cost to his Department of operating the port of entry screening programme for tuberculosis in the last five years.
(294350)
288
Dr Doug Naysmith (Bristol North West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many cases of (a) active and (b) latent tuberculosis have been detected at port of entry screening for tuberculosis in the last five years.
(294351)
289
N
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 30 June 2009, Official Report, column 233W, on the school fruit and vegetable scheme, when the pilot scheme will be complete; and when he expects the results of the pilot to be available.
(294139)
290
N
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what timetable has been set for increasing the level of payments made to haemophiliacs infected with HIV through contaminated blood products, as referred to in his Department's response to Lord Archer's report on Contaminated Blood and Blood Products; and if he will make a statement.
(294048)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
291
N
John Austin (Erith & Thamesmead): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions he has had with the Metropolitan Police Service on the future of its specialist unit to combat trafficking in human beings; and if he will make a statement.
(293856)
292
N
John Austin (Erith & Thamesmead): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the effect on demand for the sex industry in London arising from the number of tourists expected to attend the London 2012 Olympics.
(293862)
293
N
John Austin (Erith & Thamesmead): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether additional resources will be available for the Metropolitan Police to counteract any trafficking in human beings associated with the number of tourists expected to attend the London 2012 Olympics.
(293863)
294
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress has been made in implementing each of the measures to improve social cohesion set out in the booklet, Anti-social Behaviour Enforcement and Support Tools: An information pack for members of Parliament, dated January 2009; and what criteria he uses to measure the effectiveness of implementation of the measures.
(294252)
295
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 24 June 2009, Official Report, column 886W, on firearms, whether figures are available for incidents excluding those relating to air weapons; and what the equivalent figures are for 2008-09.
(294284)
296
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on how many occasions an identity card has been withdrawn because the application was (a) suspected of having been and (b) found to have been fraudulently made.
(294285)
297
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, from how many people from (a) Pakistan and (b) Afghanistan a visa for entry to the UK has been withdrawn (i) because the visa application was found to have been (A) fraudulently made and (B) accompanied by forged documents and (ii) for reasons of national security in the last 10 years.
(294286)
298
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, from whom entry clearance officers in his Department's visa hub in (a) Pakistan and (b) Abu Dhabi received instructions not to carry out telephone interviews with visa applicants; and in what form such instructions were given.
(294287)
299
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether visa processing work carried out at his Department's (a) Pakistan and (b) Abu Dhabi visa hub has been transferred to other visa processing centres.
(294288)
300
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether identity cards produced for issue to foreign nationals have been found to contain defective chips (a) before and (b) after issue.
(294289)
301
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many identity card readers he expects to be provided for use by the general population; what estimate he has made of the cost of such readers; and what plans he has to determine the location of such readers.
(294290)
302
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the detection rate was for (a) all offences, (b) violence against the person, (c) sexual offences, (d) robbery, (e) burglary, (f) drug offences and (g) criminal damage in each of the last 10 years; and what proportion of detections in each such case was recorded on the issuing of a (i) charge or summons, (ii) caution, (iii) offence taken into consideration and (iv) penalty notice for disorder.
(294330)
303
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) public bodies and (b) other organisations to which the UK Border Agency has issued notices of liability had not paid the associated fines on the latest date for which figures are available.
(294387)
304
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many organisations have had their sponsorship licences revoked by the UK Border Agency.
(294388)
305
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many calls the UK Border Agency card verification service has received in each of the last 12 months; and how many such calls resulted in the identification of a false card.
(294389)
306
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of sponsor licence applications have taken longer than four weeks to process in each of the last 36 months.
(294390)
307
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many sponsor licence applications have been processsed without payment of the relevant fee in each of the last 36 months.
(294391)
308
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many documents of each type submitted by applicants for a sponsor licence had been reported as lost on the latest date for which figures are available.
(294392)
309
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many licences have been granted to prospective sponsors of ministers of religion under tier 2 of the points-based immigration system in each of the last 24 months.
(294393)
310
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many full-time equivalent members of staff at the UK Border Agency have been assigned to process sponsor applications under each tier of the points-based immigration system in each of the last 24 months.
(294394)
311
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications for sponsor licences have been received in each of the last 36 months.
(294395)
312
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many ministers of religion of each (a) nationality and (b) country of birth have (i) applied for and (ii) been granted permits under tier 2 of the points-based immigration system.
(294396)
313
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many dependants of ministers of religion of each (a) nationality and (b) country of birth have (i) applied for and (ii) been granted permits under tier 2 of the points-based immigration system in each of the last 36 months.
(294397)
314
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many sponsors under the points-based immigration system have been downgraded from an A to B rating in each of the last 36 months.
(294398)
315
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many times level (a) 1 and (b) 2 users of sponsorship management systems have been found to have disclosed their system access details to other people.
(294399)
316
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many sponsors under the points-based immigration system have had their licences suspended in each of the last 36 months.
(294400)
317
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many visits UK Border Agency staff made to sponsors in each of the last 36 months.
(294401)
318
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people who have been involved in an organisation which had its sponsor licence revoked have subsequently been found to have committed an offence under immigration legislation.
(294402)
319
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many students whose sponsor had had its licence (a) revoked and (b) suspended were studying in the UK on the latest date for which figures are available.
(294403)
320
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what security checks are carried out in relation to each type of user of the sponsorship management system.
(294404)
321
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many users of each type of the UK Border Agency sponsorship management system have had their access to that system revoked in each of the last 36 months; and for what reason that access was revoked in each case.
(294405)
322
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people who have applied to be (a) an authorising officer, (b) a key contractor and (c) a level 1 user of the UK Border Agency Sponsorship Management System had their applications refused; and for what reasons such applications were refused.
(294406)
323
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many times the UK Border Agency sponsorship management system has been temporarily unavailable since it became operational.
(294407)
324
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what security checks are made available in relation to those people who are employed to manage (a) data input and (b) the computer programme for the UK Border Agency sponsorship management system.
(294408)
325
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many security breaches of the UK Border Agency sponsorship management system there have been; and what the cause was of each such security breach.
(294409)
326
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many contracts over the value of £5 million have been let by the UK Border Agency; and for what programmes each such contract was let.
(294410)
327
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what contracts for (a) services outsourced by the UK Border Agency and (b) and UK Border Agency IT systems valued at over £250,000 per year are due to (i) be re-let and (ii) end in the next four years.
(294411)
328
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) UK Border Agency IT systems and (b) services outsourced by the UK Border Agency are (i) provided and (ii) supported by companies employing fewer than five people.
(294412)
329
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what mechanisms are used by the UK Border Agency to review for benchmarking purposes the costs of (a) IT (i) systems and (ii) services, (b) finance and payroll services and (c) building management serices; and if he will place in the Library copies of the reports of such reviews.
(294413)
330
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what UK Border Agency services for (a) IT, (b) human resources, (c) communications, (d) building and (e) finance and payroll services are provided (i) in-house and (ii) outsourced.
(294414)
331
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what shared services arrangements the UK Border Agency has; and if he will make a statement.
(294415)
332
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the (a) budget and (b) outturn of the UK Border Agency was in respect of IT in (i) 2008 and (ii) 2009.
(294416)
333
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what percentage of UK Border Agency staff have financial objectives as part of their performance management reviews; and if he will make a statement.
(294417)
334
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many staff there were at each grade in the UK Border Agency on the latest date for which figures are available.
(294418)
335
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many UK Border Agency projects do not have a (a) signed-off business case and (b) an end date; and what the total budget is of such projects.
(294419)
336
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which items the UK Border Agency has acquired from a purchasing catalogue for procurement in (a) 2008 and (b) 2009.
(294420)
337
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the cost of (a) establishing and (b) running the National Identity Service Public Panels.
(294421)
338
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications his Department has received for membership of the National Identity Service Expert Groups.
(294422)
339
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many neighbourhood policing action squads have been established to tackle anti-social behaviour.
(294423)
340
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department has taken to meet the Government's new objectives for neighbourhood policing teams in relation to anti-social behaviour.
(294424)
341
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many drink banning orders had been made on the latest date for which figures are available.
(294425)
342
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, against how many statutory performance indicators police forces are being assessed against in 2009-10.
(294426)
343
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps may be taken by the relevant authorities in respect of the parents of young people who breach their anti-social behaviour orders.
(294427)
344
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance his Department has issued to employers and employees in England and Wales seeking a basic disclosure check.
(294256)
345
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the number and proportion of British citizens who hold a passport of another country.
(294257)
346
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many young people under the age of 18 years have been the subject of a Criminal Records Bureau check in each year since 2002.
(294625)
347
Greg Mulholland (Leeds North West): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many shopkeepers were prosecuted in (a) England, (b) West Yorkshire and (c) Leeds North West for selling alcohol to underage drinkers in the latest period for which figures are available.
(294291)
348
Greg Mulholland (Leeds North West): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many incidents of crime were recorded in Leeds North West constituency in each year since 1997.
(294294)
349
Greg Mulholland (Leeds North West): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) police officers in each year since 1997 and (b) police community support officers in each year since 2002 (i) were dismissed and (ii) resigned in Leeds North West constituency.
(294295)
350
N
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what percentage of applications from (a) Chinese, (b) Indian, (c) Pakistani, (d) Bangladeshi and (e) US nationals for a student visa were rejected between July and September 2009.
(293961)
351
Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what requirements there are on travellers below a given age to carry a letter of permission to travel alone; and what steps are taken to verify such letters.
(294589)
352
Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what powers immigration officers have to detain a British citizen on the sole grounds of age.
(294590)
353
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 14 July 2009, Official Report, column 310W, on 62 South Eaton Place, how many viewings of 62 South Eaton Place there have been since the property was placed on the market.
(294362)
354
Mr Shailesh Vara (North West Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions he has had with Ministerial colleagues on the provision of the UK-US Extradition Treaty; and if he will make a statement.
(294307)
Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development
355
Mr Michael Moore (Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the work of the Quartet Special Envoy, Tony Blair on the development of the Palestinian Territories; and if he will make a statement.
(294336)
356
Greg Mulholland (Leeds North West): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent steps he has taken to improve levels of literacy in the world's 10 poorest countries.
(294293)
357
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment he has made of the of the severity of the famine in Chin state in Burma; and what relief his Department is providing for those affected by the famine.
(294537)
358
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment he has made of the effect of the expulsion of aid agencies in South Kordofan and eastern Sudan following the International Criminal Court's indictment of President Bashir in March 2009; and if he will make a statement.
(294672)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Justice
359
N
Mr David Burrowes (Enfield, Southgate): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, to which secure facilities young people who had previously been detained at Orchard Lodge Secure Children's Home were moved when that facility was closed in July 2009.
(294187)
360
N
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, which magistrates' courts are planned to (a) close and (b) reduce their sitting hours in the next two years.
(293760)
361
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of those summoned for jury service were disqualified on each ground for disqualification in each year since 1997.
(294258)
362
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what information his Department holds on the imprisonment rate per 100,000 population in (a) Scotland, (b) Northern Ireland and (c) the European Union area.
(294259)
363
Greg Mulholland (Leeds North West): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many complaints of sexual violence were recorded in prisons in the latest period for which figures are available.
(294292)
364
Greg Mulholland (Leeds North West): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of prisoners were diagnosed with mental health problems during the latest period for which figures are available.
(294296)
365
Greg Mulholland (Leeds North West): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many reported suicides there have been of prisoners in each year since 1997.
(294301)
366
N
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners serving sentences of life imprisonment at HMP Standford Hill are waiting for an oral parole board hearing.
(293962)
367
N
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many of those people who received indeterminate public protection sentences and who have passed their tariff date have been released.
(293963)
368
N
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many indeterminate public protection sentences have been handed down in each year since they were introduced.
(294046)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
369
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many illicit items were discovered in prison mail in each prison establishment in Northern Ireland in each month between April and September 2009.
(294332)
370
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many (a) male and (b) female prisoners in Northern Ireland who (i) have been convicted of and (ii) are awaiting trial on charges of sexual offences are housed in each location in each prison in Northern Ireland.
(294333)
371
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether photographs sent to inmates in prisons in Northern Ireland prisons are examined by prison staff before delivery.
(294334)
372
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what dormitory accommodation (a) is available in prisons in Northern Ireland's prisons and (b) has been used between 1 September 2006 and 1 September 2009.
(294335)
373
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps are taken when inappropriate photographs of children are discovered on the premises of prisons in Northern Ireland.
(294341)
374
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many sex offenders were in prison in Northern Ireland on 1 September 2009.
(294342)
375
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what types of accommodation sex offenders occupy in prisons in Northern Ireland.
(294343)
376
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps are taken by the Northern Ireland Prison Service to establish the truth of claims made by inmates that they are related to children.
(294344)
377
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether the photographs kept on walls by prisoners in prisons in Northern Ireland are regularly inspected.
(294345)
378
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps are being taken to prevent inappropriate photographs of children from (a) entering and (b) being circulated within prisons in Northern Ireland.
(294346)
379
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what cateogries of prisoner are housed in dormitory accommodation in prisons in Northern Ireland.
(294347)
380
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what procedures there are for the (a) examination and (b) censorship of mail addressed to inmates in (i) HMP Maghaberry, (ii) HMP Magilligan, (iii) HMP Hydebank Wood and (iv) Young Offenders Centre at Hydebank Wood.
(294348)
381
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether sex offenders are planned to be housed in the Foyleview Resettlement Unit of HMP Magilligan.
(294349)
Questions to the honourable Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission
382
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the honourable Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what the average length of an investigation by the Electoral Commission has been since the Commission's establishment.
(294338)
Questions to the Minister of State, Department for Transport
383
N
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, how many new diesel trains the Secretary of State intends to procure for the new company issuing services on the East Coast Main Line; and when the (a) first and (b) last of these orders are likely to be (i) placed and (ii) delivered.
(294049)
384
Mr Geoffrey Cox (Torridge & West Devon): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure that adequate numbers of motorcycle practical test centres are available to those living in rural areas in the South West.
(294591)
385
N
Anne Main (St Albans): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the Strategic Rail Authority's Strategic Rail Freight Interchange Policy; and if he will make a statement.
(293471)
386
Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, how much his Department spent per capita on (a) highways and (b) other roads in (i) Suffolk, (ii) the East of England and (iii) nationally in each of the last five years.
(294604)
387
Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, how much the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency spent on the (a) collection and (b) enforcement of vehicle excise duty in each of the last five years.
(294605)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Wales
388
Mr Stephen Crabb (Preseli Pembrokeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has had with telecommunications providers on the number of homes which have lost television channels as a result of digital switchover in Wales.
(294315)
389
Mr Stephen Crabb (Preseli Pembrokeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport on the loss of ITV channels as a result of digital switchover in Wales.
(294316)
390
Mr Stephen Crabb (Preseli Pembrokeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has had with telecommunications providers on the loss of ITV channels as a result of digital switchover in Wales.
(294317)
Questions to the Minister for Women and Equality
391
N
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington): To ask the Minister for Women and Equality, what the Equality and Human Rights Commission's (a) budget and (b) estimated expenditure on interim staff is for 2009-10.
(294050)
392
N
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington): To ask the Minister for Women and Equality, what the Equality and Human Rights Commission's budget for interim staff was in (a) 2007-08 and (b) 2008-09.
(294051)
393
N
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington): To ask the Minister for Women and Equality, how many full-time equivalent posts are currently vacant in the Equality and Human Rights Commission.
(294052)
394
N
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington): To ask the Minister for Women and Equality, how many staff in each grade employed by the Equality and Human Rights Commission received no pay rise in each of the last two years.
(294053)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
395
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number of adults with autism in (a) Bexleyheath and Crayford constituency and (b) London Borough of Bexley that are in (i) part-time and (ii) full-time employment.
(294260)
396
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many disabled people resident in the London Borough of Bexley have found work through the New Deal in each year since 2005.
(294262)
397
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average length of time a claimant received jobseeker's allowance in Bexleyheath and Crayford constituency was in each of the last (a) 12 months and (b) five years.
(294263)
398
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what her most recent estimate is of the number of people aged over (a) 65 and (b) 85 years in (i) Vale of York constituency, (ii) North Yorkshire and (iii) England who are living in fuel poverty.
(294567)
399
Greg Mulholland (Leeds North West): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is introducing to meet the Government's target of eradicating child poverty by 2020; what her latest estimate is of the likelihood of the target being achieved; and if she will make a statement.
(294302)
400
N
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will estimate the cost to her Department of changing its main benefit claim 0845 telephone numbers to 0300 numbers.
(294045)
Questions to the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
401
N
Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps his Department has taken to increase levels of access to broadband services since the publication of the Digital Britain report; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (294189)
Questions to the Minister for the Cabinet Office
402
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people in Bexleyheath and Crayford constituency had been claiming jobseeker's allowance for (a) less than six months, (b) between six and 12 months, (c) between 12 months and two years and (d) more than two years on the latest date for which figures are available.
[Transferred] (294261)
403
N
Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what proportion of people aged between 16 and 24 years in Montgomeryshire was claiming jobseeker's allowance on the latest date for which figures are available; and if she will make a statement.
[Transferred] (294186)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
404
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will consider the introduction of a more flexible time limit for the granting of temporary event notices under the Licensing Act 2003.
[Transferred] (294470)
405
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate he has made of the number of voluntary organisations which did not submit temporary event notice applications under the Licensing Act 2003 within the 10 day time limit in the last 12 month period for which figures are available.
[Transferred] (294471)
406
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will consider the merits of amending the Licensing Act 2003 to allow a temporary event notice to be granted when the required period of notice has not been given, subject to terms and conditions.
[Transferred] (294472)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
407
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many emergency passports have been issued through consular services in each of the last five years.
[Transferred] (294384)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
408
Greg Mulholland (Leeds North West): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what his most recent estimate is of the average time for a Criminal Records Bureau check to be completed.
[Transferred] (294297)
Questions to the Minister of State, Department for Transport
409
Mr Chris Mullin (Sunderland South): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect of the operation of the European Working Time Directive on the Government Car Service; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (294268)

 
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