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Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Wednesday 28 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 Wednesday 28 October 2009
(the 'Questions Book')

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Wednesday 28 October 2009


This paper contains only Written Questions for answer on Wednesday 28 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 Wednesday 28 October of which no previous notice has been given, see the Order Paper.

For Written and Oral Questions for answer after Wednesday 28 October see Part 2 of this paper.


Questions to the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
1
N
Mr Michael Clapham (Barnsley West & Penistone): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, when he expects to publish regulations to outlaw blacklisting; if he will ensure that they (a) make it unlawful for companies to provide information to be used for the compilation of blacklists and (b) establish the right to damages for those named on any such lists; and if he will make a statement.
(295707)
2
Philip Davies (Shipley): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how much it cost to establish his Department following the machinery of government changes in June 2009.
(296338)
3
N
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what estimate he has made of the cost to the economy of industrial action at Royal Mail in 2009 to date.
(295883)
4
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many students diagnosed with (a) dyslexia, (b) dyspraxia and (c) dyslexia/dyspraxia and who received (i) one to 11 and (ii) 12 or more hours of learning support per academic term were awarded each level of degree qualification in the last five years.
(296447)
5
N
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport on the funding package for the National Skills Academy for Creative and Cultural Skills in Thurrock; and if he will make a statement.
(295803)
6
N
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what progress has been made during the summer recess on securing the funding package for the National Skills Academy for Creative and Cultural Skills in Thurrock; and if he will make a statement.
(295804)
7
N
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on the funding provision for the National Skills Academy for Creative and Cultural Skills in Thurrock; and if he will make a statement.
(295805)
8
Greg Mulholland (Leeds North West): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many complaints on the operations of the Student Loans Company his Department has received in the latest period for which figures are available.
(296484)
9
Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what his most recent assessment is of the effectiveness of (a) bandwidth capping and (b) temporary internet account suspension in preventing illegal music file sharing.
(296348)
10
Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what his most recent assessment is of the likely effect on internet accounts which have been used to unlawfully file share copyrighted material of the threat of temporary account suspension.
(296349)
11
Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what his most recent assessment is of the effect on the levels of employment in the creative industries of unlawful file sharing; and what assessment he has made of its likely effect in the next three years.
(296350)
12
Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what his most recent assessment is of the proportion of the UK's internet traffic that is peer-to-peer.
(296351)
13
Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what his most recent assessment is of the proportion of network traffic carried by the main domestic internet service providers that is illegal peer-to-peer.
(296352)
14
Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what his most recent assessment is of the likely effect on consumers of a reduction in the level of unlawful peer-to-peer file sharing on the internet.
(296359)
15
Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what his most recent assessment is of the likely costs to internet service providers of compliance with the obligations set out in the Digital Britain report to reduce unlawful file sharing on their networks.
(296372)
16
Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what recent steps he has taken to obtain assessments from internet service providers of the likely cost to them of compliance with obligations set out in the Digital Britain report to reduce unlawful file sharing on their networks.
(296373)
17
John Penrose (Weston-Super-Mare): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps were taken to enable Companies House to manage the demand for electronic incorporations following the coming into force of the relevant provisions of the Companies Act 2006 on 1 October 2009.
(296446)
18
Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many people in each age group resident in (a) each local authority area in the North West and (b) England had not repaid their student loan at the latest date for which figures are available.
(296433)
19
Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how much has been deducted in student loan repayments from the salaries of individuals in each income group resident in (a) each local authority area in the North West and (b) England in each of the last five years.
(296434)
20
Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what estimate he has made of the number of (a) households and (b) businesses in each local authority area in the North West that will be (i) liable for and (ii) exempt from payment of the levy on telephone lines proposed in the Digital Britain White Paper.
(296439)
21
Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many government-funded apprenticeships have been undertaken in each local authority area in the North West in each of the last five years.
(296441)
22
Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many government-funded apprenticeship places were available in each local authority area in the North West in each of the last five years.
(296442)
23
Mr Edward Vaizey (Wantage): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will allow employee-responsive funding allocated for financial year 2010-11 by the Learning and Skills Council to be drawn down in financial year 2009-10 in order to pay for training being provided in that financial year.
(296432)
Questions to the Minister for the Cabinet Office
24
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many pregnancies there were where either the mother or the father was aged (a) 13 and under, (b) 14 or 15 and (c) between 16 and 18 years in each of the last five years.
(296491)
25
N
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps she has taken to reduce the number of cyber attacks on Government departments in 2009.
(295974)
Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
26
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he has taken in the last 12 months to restrict UK financial and credit institutions from dealing with Iran; what steps he plans to take in the next six months; and if he will make a statement.
[R] (296561)
27
Miss Anne Begg (Aberdeen South): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the implications for (a) his Department and (b) tax credit claimants who have received overpayments of the Court of Appeal judgment of 13 October 2009 on the recovery of overpayments of social security benefits through the courts where the claimant is not at fault.
(296335)
28
Mr Peter Kilfoyle (Liverpool, Walton): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Written Ministerial Statement of 12 October 2009, Official Report, columns 1-2WS, on delegated legislation (counter-terrorism), to which UN-listed organisations Bank Mellat has provided services; what indications his Department gave to Bank Mellat of its concerns prior to 12 October 2009; what concerns his Department has raised relating to those UN-listed organisations; and which (a) organisations and (b) activities supported by Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines have led to the imposition of restrictions on its trading activities.
(296665)
29
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many complaints HM Revenue and Customs and its predecessors received in each year since 1997; how many of those complaints were upheld in each such year; how many such complaints resulted in a repayment; and if he will make a statement.
(296663)
30
N
John Mann (Bassetlaw): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what timetable has been established for the repayment to local authorities of monies deposited with Icelandic banks.
(296283)
31
N
Lindsay Roy (Glenrothes): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he has had with the insurance industry on reducing the cost of travel insurance for (a) older people and (b) older people with health problems.
(296280)
32
N
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he plans to take to promote a reform of public services centred on the citizen.
(295979)
33
N
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the procedures used by Government departments to make appointments to their boards; and if he will make a statement.
(295983)
34
Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the (a) mean and (b) median income of tax credit claimants was in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(296511)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families
35
Mr Tom Clarke (Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what recent steps his Department has taken to increase levels of educational opportunity for children from the most deprived households.
(296519)
36
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many entrants for mathematics specialist initial teacher training there were in (a) 2002, (b) 2004, (c) 2006 and (d) 2008; and what percentage of the Department's target for each year these figures represented.
(296513)
37
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many and what percentage of students got five or more A* grades at GCSE in (a) independent and (b) comprehensive schools in (i) 2003, (ii) 2005 and (iii) 2007.
(296514)
38
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what estimate he has made of the cost to (a) his Department and (b) schools of collecting and providing data collected centrally in the last year for which information is available; and if he will make a statement.
(296515)
39
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what the cost to date has been of the diploma aggregation service; and how much is expected to be spent on the service in each of the next five years.
(296516)
40
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many (a) chemistry, (b) biology and (c) physics initial teacher training entrants were recruited by the Training and Development Agency for Schools in (i) 2004, (ii) 2006 and (iii) 2008.
(296526)
41
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many children have had one or more periods of absence from school for more than a week due to serious illness in (a) England, (b) the North East, (c) the Tees Valley and (d) Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland constituency since 1999.
(296364)
42
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, in what ways the additional funding allocated to schools for 2009-2012 will be used.
(296395)
43
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many children resident in (a) England, (b) Teesside and (c) Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland constituency have been diagnosed with a learning disability in each year since 1997.
(296396)
44
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many of those diagnosed with (a) dyslexia and (b) dyspraxia between the ages of 11 and 18 have gone on to attend university in each year since 1997.
(296450)
45
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many children diagnosed with (a) dyslexia and (b) dyspraxia before entering secondary school have gone on to attend university in each year since 1997.
(296451)
46
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what strategies his Department has considered to raise awareness of mental health issues in schools.
(296490)
47
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what steps his Department is taking to seek to reduce the level of absences due to stress amongst school staff.
(296524)
48
Chloe Smith (Norwich North): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what capital funding was allocated to schools in Norwich North constituency in (a) 1997, (b) 2007 and (c) 2008.
[R] (296344)
49
Chloe Smith (Norwich North): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what the average teacher-pupil ratio is for each school in Norwich North constituency.
[R] (296345)
50
N
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many families have refused to enter into a Family Intervention Project contract agreement; and if he will make a statement.
(295344)
51
Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many pupils (a) eligible and (b) ineligible for free school meals did not sit GCSE examinations in five or more subjects in (i) 2008, (ii) 2007, (iii) 2006 and (iv) 2005.
(296435)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
52
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much public money has been spent on the proposed Fire Service Regional Control Centre at Fareham; how much is being spent on a monthly basis in maintaining the facility; and what the monetary value is of contractual obligations entered into in respect of the building.
(296401)
53
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, for what reasons his Department is proposing to end the regulatory requirement that planning notices be published in newspapers.
(296423)
54
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many times the Regional Director for Government Office North West has visited Chorley since her appointment.
(296365)
55
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many overseas visits the Regional Director for Government Office North West has made since her appointment; and what the purpose was of each of the visits.
(296366)
56
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will take steps to promote retail diversity through the planning system.
(296342)
57
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether participation in the Fire Service High Potential Development Programme is part of the programme of enhanced diversity targets agreed between his Department and fire and rescue services; and if he will make a statement.
(296522)
58
N
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what discussions he had with the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills during the summer adjournment on funding provision for the National Skills Academy for Creative and Cultural Skills in Thurrock; and if he will make a statement.
(295801)
59
N
John Mann (Bassetlaw): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the amount of money deposited with Icelandic banks by local authorities which has not yet been recovered.
(296284)
60
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what guidance his Department provides to local authorities on seeking to reduce work-related stress levels amongst their staff.
(296523)
61
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many new homes were built on surplus public sector land in each of the last five years.
(296577)
62
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department and its predecessors have taken to assist (a) teachers and (b) other key workers with housing costs in each year since 1997.
(296578)
63
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the median (a) house price and (b) income in each (i) region and (ii) local authority area in each year since 1997.
(296579)
64
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the number of key workers in high-cost housing areas who have purchased a home in each year since 2001.
(296580)
65
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the number of key workers in each category who purchased their first home in each region in each year since 1997.
(296581)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
66
Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much the move of Visit Britain and Visit England to new headquarters cost; what the estimated operating cost is for the new headquarters in each of the next three years; and what the operating costs were for (a) Visit Britain's and (b) Visit England's former headquarters in each of the last five years.
(296453)
67
Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much was spent on the Visit Britain website in each of the last five years; how many visitors the website received in each of those years; and what the average hit rate was for individual accommodation business web pages in each of those years.
(296454)
68
Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much Visit Britain has (a) taken in fees for and (b) spent on administering each of its quality assessment schemes for accommodation businesses in each of the last five years; and what information his Department has obtained on the additional revenue generated for businesses participating in each of the schemes.
(296455)
69
N
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much has been spent from the Exchequer on (a) heritage, (b) sports and (c) the arts in (i) cash and (ii) real terms in each year since 1997.
(296282)
70
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much his Department has spent on arts bursary awards for people aged under 25 in each of the last five years.
(296492)
71
N
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills during the summer adjournment on funding provision for the National Skills Academy for Creative and Cultural Skills in Thurrock; and if he will make a statement.
(295802)
72
Greg Mulholland (Leeds North West): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many people resident in (a) Leeds and (b) West Yorkshire have participated in the scheme for free swimming for people over 60 years.
(296483)
73
Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many and what proportion of sports clubs were eligible to participate in the community amateur sports club scheme in each local authority area in the North West in each year since the scheme was introduced; and how many and what proportion of eligible sports clubs joined the scheme in each such year.
(296437)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence
74
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the (a) names, (b) dates and (c) locations are of the nuclear weapons emergency exercises being organised by his Department in (i) 2009 and (ii) 2010.
(296477)
75
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for North Devon of 30 April 2009, Official Report, column 1408W, on RAF Welford: security, on what date Ministry of Defence Police are expected to withdraw from RAF Welford.
(296485)
76
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the costs of maintaining a complement of Ministry of Defence Police at RAF Welford were in the latest quarter for which figures are available; and who met those costs.
(296486)
77
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he plans to transfer activities from RAF Fairford to RAF Welford.
(296487)
78
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Answer of 24 April 2008, Official Report, column 2178W, on military exercises: nuclear weapons, on what dates the next joint US-UK nuclear weapon accident exercise will be held; and where it will be held.
(296488)
79
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when the fleet of aircraft carriers was last refurbished; and what the life expectancy of the fleet is.
(296356)
80
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) regiments and (b) battalions there are in the (i) Army and (ii) Royal Marines.
(296428)
81
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many lieutenant colonels there are in the (a) Army and (b) Royal Marines.
(296429)
82
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many generals of each rank there are in the Army.
(296576)
83
N
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many vehicles his Department has purchased from Tatra Trucks in the Czech Republic in the last five years.
(295882)
84
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many service personnel who have served in the Iraq war are from (a) England, (b) the North East and (c) Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland constituency.
(296391)
85
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people who joined the armed forces since 1997 were from (a) England, (b) Teesside and (c) Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland constituency.
(296392)
86
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many former service personnel who left the armed forces as a result of injury since 1997 were from (a) England, (b) Teesside and (c) Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland constituency.
(296393)
87
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many families of service personnel injured in combat overseas since 1997 have sought advice from his Department on welfare and support in (a) England, (b) the North East and (c) Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland constituency.
(296394)
88
N
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has for the future strength of (a) the RAF Auxiliary Reserve, (b) the Royal Naval Reserve, (c) the Air Cadets and (d) the Sea Cadets.
[R] (296231)
89
N
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what account his Department took of the Prime Minister's request for expansion of the Cadet Force when determining changes to its level of funding.
(296292)
90
N
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will publish the letter from the Prime Minister to the then Secretary of State of 11 March 2008, reference MSU/10/7/2 serial number 1421/2007, on expansion of the cadet force.
(296293)
91
N
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the effect of changes to funding for the Army Cadet Force on his Department's fulfilment of its commitments under the Government's Youth Agenda.
(296294)
92
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he plans to reply to the correspondence of 7 July 2009 from the hon. Member for Hemel Hempstead sent on behalf of a constituent; and if he will make a statement.
(296456)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change
93
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what estimate he has made of the level of levies to be placed on fossil fuels in order to fund the proposed renewable heat incentive; and, what assessment has been made of the distributional effect on household incomes of such levies.
(296638)
94
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many wind farms there are in (a) the UK, (b) England, (c) the North East and (d) Tees Valley district.
(296339)
95
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many biomass plants there are in the UK.
(296355)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
96
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many licences were issued under the Protection of Badgers Act 1992 in each local authority area in each of the last three years.
[R] (296559)
97
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, in what circumstances a licence under the Protection of Badgers Act 1992 may be issued; and if he will make a statement.
[R] (296560)
98
Mr Adrian Bailey (West Bromwich West): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect on local metal recycling capacity of metal recycling operators having to demonstrate relevant planning permission to obtain an environmental permit from the Environment Agency.
[R] (296354)
99
Mr Brian Binley (Northampton South): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, on how many days oil-fired power stations were activated in the most recent 12 month period for which figures are available.
(296479)
100
Mr Brian Binley (Northampton South): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what percentage of operational oil-fired power stations will be more than 30 years old in 2010.
(296480)
101
Mr Brian Binley (Northampton South): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what percentage of operational coal-fired powers stations will be more than (a) 30 and (b) 40 years old in 2010.
(296481)
102
Mr Brian Binley (Northampton South): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many tonnes of coal were held in stock at each coal-fired power station in (a) January and (b) June 2009; and how many days supply of coal each figure represents.
(296482)
103
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what priorities the Government has set for reform of the Common Fisheries Policy; and if he will make a statement.
(296470)
104
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he plans to take (a) to set specifications for biomass boilers and (b) to ensure the maintenance of air quality standards in respect of biomass boiler emissions.
(296636)
105
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent estimate the Forestry Commission has made of the future availability of biomass from forests managed by the Commission.
(296653)
106
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he expects to publish the scientific evidence commissioned by his Department on the re-testing of cattle following an inconclusive test result for bovine tuberculosis.
(296452)
107
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, from which countries his Department permits the import of ash seedlings and transplants.
(296512)
108
Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what guidance he issues to the authorities of national parks on the procedures to be followed in examining expressions of intent to apply for permission for development within a national park; and if he will make a statement.
(296410)
109
N
Lindsay Roy (Glenrothes): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will bring forward proposals for a central database to trace the lifespan of each greyhound bred for racing.
(296281)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
110
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received of the members of the United Nations General Assembly who (a) applauded and (b) protested against the speech of the President of Iran in (i) 2008 and (ii) 2009; and if he will make a statement.
[R] (296557)
111
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps at the United Nations he (a) has taken since July 2009 and (b) plans to take in the next six months on allegations of (i) arming and (ii) funding by Iran of Hamas; and if he will make a statement.
[R] (296558)
112
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps at the United Nations he (a) has taken and (b) plans to take in respect of statements about Israel made by the President of Iran at the United Nations General Assembly; and if he will make a statement.
[R] (296565)
113
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions (a) he, (b) Ministers and (c) officials in his Department plan to have with governments of Arab states on the statements about Israel made by the President of Iran at the United Nations General Assembly; and if he will make a statement.
[R] (296566)
114
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which members of his Department attended the meeting of the United Nations Human Rights Council to (a) discuss and (b) vote on the report of the UN Fact-Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict; and if he will make a statement.
[R] (296572)
115
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps at the United Nations he (a) has taken since July 2009 and (b) plans to take in the next six months to seek to prevent (i) weapons and (ii) funds from the government of Iran being sent to terrorist groups in (A) Afghanistan, (B) Iraq, (C) Gaza and (d) Lebanon; and if he will make a statement.
[R] (296573)
116
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he has (a) taken during the last six months and (b) plans to take during the next six months to tackle the shipment of weapons and funds from Iran to (i) Afghanistan, (ii) Iraq, (iii) Lebanon and (iv) Gaza; and if he will make a statement.
[R] (296574)
117
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he (a) has taken in last six months and (b) plans to take in the next 12 months to assist the Egyptian government to stop the smuggling of offensive weapons into Gaza; and if he will make a statement.
[R] (296575)
118
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has made an assessment of the conditions in which Kamal al-Labwani is being detained in Syria; and if he will make a statement.
(296471)
119
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has received reports on the disappearance of human rights lawyer Haythem al-Maleh in Syria on 17 October 2009; and if he will make a statement.
(296472)
120
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of Syria's record on human rights, with particular reference to (a) civil and (b) political rights; and if he will make a statement.
(296473)
121
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent reports he has received on (a) numbers of people detained by the Syrian government and (b) compliance by the Syrian government with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights in respect of such people.
(296474)
122
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his EU counterparts on the EU-Syria Euro-Mediterranean Association Agreement in relation to Syria's human rights record; and if he will make a statement.
(296475)
123
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, by what mechanisms the EU-Syria Euro-Mediterranean Association Agreement may be suspended in circumstances in which human rights violations are identified.
(296476)
124
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Aylesbury of 21 October 2009, Official Report, columns 1516-17, on the UN Convention on Physical Protection of Nuclear Material, if he will delay the planned timetable for ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material until the relevant select committees of the House have had an opportunity to scrutinise the implications for United Kingdom nuclear policy of the amendments contained in Cm 7685.
(296518)
125
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent reports he has received on the extent to which Hezbollah has rearmed in south Lebanon; and if he will make a statement.
(296610)
126
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent reports he has received on the level of smuggling of (a) arms and (b) other material into Gaza from (i) Egypt and (ii) other countries; and if he will make a statement.
(296612)
127
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what his most recent assessment is of the progress Iran has made toward the acquisition of a nuclear weapon; and if he will make a statement.
(296613)
128
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the report of the UN Fact Finding Mission of the Gaza Conflict; and if he will make a statement.
(296615)
129
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for UK policy of the state of relations between Turkey and Israel; and if he will make a statement.
(296616)
130
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received of progress in bringing Fatah and Hamas together to create a unified Palestinian negotiating position; and if he will make a statement.
(296617)
131
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received of progress in economic development in (a) the West Bank and (b) Gaza; and if he will make a statement.
(296618)
132
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, for what reasons the UK did not vote in the UN Human Rights Council on the motion relating to the report of the UN Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict; and if he will make a statement.
(296619)
133
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans he has to raise the issue of the Iranian nuclear programme in the UN Security Council; and if he will make a statement.
(296621)
134
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the US administration on the Middle East peace process; and if he will make a statement.
(296622)
135
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what support the UK is giving to the Palestinian Authority to improve its policing and security systems; and if he will make a statement.
(296623)
136
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent reports he has received on the policy of the Israeli government on the (a) volume and (b) type of goods entering Gaza from (i) Israel and (ii) Egypt; and if he will make a statement.
(296624)
137
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received on the effectiveness of the security barrier between Israel and the West Bank in preventing terrorist activity in Israel; and if he will make a statement.
(296625)
138
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent reports he has received on the number of rocket attacks from Gaza aimed at southern Israel; and if he will make a statement.
(296626)
139
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to the government of (a) Iran and (b) Syria on their support for Hezbollah and Hamas; and if he will make a statement.
(296627)
140
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received on recent incidents of disorder on the Temple Mount, Jerusalem.
(296628)
141
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent reports he has received on proposals to share water supplies from the River Jordan; and if he will make a statement.
(296629)
142
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the government of Israel on the building of settlements in the West Bank; and if he will make a statement.
(296639)
143
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the allegations of war crimes made in respect of each party to the recent conflict in Gaza; and if he will make a statement.
(296640)
144
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of progress in negotiations on the matter of Israeli settlement-building in the West Bank; and if he will make a statement.
(296641)
145
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has received on (a) an academic boycott and, (b) a general boycott of Israel.
(296642)
146
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent steps he has taken to seek to secure the release of missing Israeli servicemen reported to be held by (a) Hezbollah, (b) Hamas and (c) Iran; and if he will make a statement.
(296650)
147
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what his most recent assessment is of the effectiveness of funding provided by (a) the Government and (b) the EU which has contributed to the Palestinian economy in the latest period for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
(296651)
148
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the likelihood of military action against Iran by (a) Israel and (b) other states in the event of Iran making further progress towards the development of (i) long range missiles and (ii) nuclear weapons; and if he will make a statement.
(296652)
149
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the government of Sudan on its response to clashes in the south of that country.
(296466)
150
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with General Scott Gration, the US emissary to Sudan, on the political situation in that country.
(296467)
151
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to (a) the government of Sudan and (b) others on the new agreement on the forthcoming referendum on the future status of Sudan; and what the Government's policy is on the new eligibility criteria for a vote on secession in Sudan.
(296468)
152
N
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which consulates he has visited in the last six months.
(296229)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
153
N
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much was allocated in NHS hospitals for food on average per in-patient per day in the last 12 months.
(296226)
154
N
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what additional expenditure the NHS incurred in ensuring continuous staffing levels (a) over bank holidays and (b) over the Christmas period in the last 12 months.
(296227)
155
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what criteria the National Drug Treatment Agency uses to make its assessment of whether a person leaving treatment is drug-free; and whether such assessments take account of the use of alcohol.
(296664)
156
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the additional specialties required to provide the range of services to be offered at the proposed major trauma centre of St Mary's, Paddington; which of these specialties are available at the Royal Free Hospital; and if he will make a statement.
(296582)
157
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans the NHS has for future expenditure on the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore.
(296583)
158
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of likely changes to the provision of accident and emergency services at (a) Barnet Hospital, (b) the Royal Free Hospital and (c) Northwick Park Hospital following the entry into operation of the proposed new major trauma centres; and if he will make a statement.
(296584)
159
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the likely change in the services to be provided at (a) the Royal Free Hospital and (b) Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals following the entry into operation of the proposed hyperacute stroke units in London; and if he will make a statement.
(296585)
160
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) midwives, (b) doctors below consultant grade and (c) consultants were employed in maternity services at (i) Barnet Hospital, (ii) Chase Farm Hospital, (iii) the Royal Free Hospital and (iv) Northwick Park Hospital in each of the last three years; and if he will make a statement.
(296586)
161
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many women gave birth at (a) Barnet Hospital, (b) the Royal Free Hospital, (c) Northwick Park Hospital and (d) Chase Farm Hospital in each of the last three years; and if he will make a statement.
(296587)
162
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress the NHS is making on the provision of breast screening for women in Hendon constituency; and if he will make a statement.
(296588)
163
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress has been made in developing treatments for cardiac conditions at Barnet Hospital; and if he will make a statement.
(296589)
164
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients from the postcode (a) NW4, (b) NW7, (c) NW9 and (d) HA8 were treated at (i) Barnet Hospital, (ii) Chase Farm Hospital, (iii) the Royal Free Hospital and (iv) Northwick Park Hospital for (A) inpatient and (B) outpatient appointments in each of the last three years; and if he will make a statement.
(296590)
165
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether (a) the Royal Free Hospital and (b) St Mary's, Paddington offers (i) neurosurgery and (ii) plastic surgery services; and if he will make a statement.
(296591)
166
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what additional specialties are required to be established at the sites of each of the proposed major trauma centres in London; by what date such specialties will have been provided at each proposed site; and if he will make a statement.
(296592)
167
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what date he has set for implementation of the proposed (a) hyperacute stroke centres and (b) major trauma centres in London; and if he will make a statement.
(296593)
168
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress has been made on the implementation of the plan for (a) hyperacute stroke units and (b) major trauma units; what steps the London Ambulance Service has taken to amend its provision of services in advance of the implementation of such units; and if he will make a statement.
(296594)
169
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the outcome of the recent inspection of Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals NHS Trust by the Health and Safety Executive was; and if he will make a statement.
(296595)
170
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the incidence of (a) MRSA and (b) clostridium difficile was at (i) Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals NHS Trust, (ii) the Royal Free Hospital and (iii) Northwick Park Hospital in each of the last three years; and if he will make a statement.
(296596)
171
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress is being made on the introduction of the productive ward concept at (a) Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals, (b) Northwick Park Hospital and (c) the Royal Free Hospital; and if he will make a statement.
(296597)
172
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress is being made on the provision of single sex wards at (a) Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals, (b) Northwick Park Hospital and (c) the Royal Free Hospital; and if he will make a statement.
(296598)
173
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress (a) Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals, (b) Northwick Park Hospital and (c) the Royal Free Hospital have made towards fulfilment of their statutory duties in respect of the human rights of their patients; and if he will make a statement.
(296599)
174
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress is being made in implementing the choose and book system for patients in Hendon constituency; and if he will make a statement.
(296600)
175
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for what percentage of time operating theatres were in use at (a) Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals, (b) the Royal Free Hospital, (c) Northwick Park Hospital and (c) Edgware Community Hospital in the latest period for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
(296601)
176
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps are being taken to reduce levels of non-attendance at appointments at (a) Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals (b) Northwick Park Hospital and (c) the Royal Free Hospital; and if he will make a statement.
(296602)
177
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of patients did not attend for (a) operations and (b) out-patient appointments at (i) Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals, (ii) the Royal Free Hospital and (iii) Northwick Park Hospital in the latest period for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
(296603)
178
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average time taken was to answer a call to the appointment booking system at (a) the Royal Free Hospital and (b) Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals in the latest period for which figures are available; what percentage of calls to each system were not answered in that period; and if he will make a statement.
(296604)
179
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for how many rings on average a person seeking to make an appointment via the telephone booking system at (a) the Royal Free Hospital, (b) Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals NHS Trust and (c) Northwick Park Hospital waited before being connected in the latest period for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
(296620)
180
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his assessment is of the effects of the abolition of waiting time targets on patients awaiting operations at Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals NHS Trust.
(296643)
181
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the likely effect on (a) Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals NHS Trust and (b) the Royal Free Hospital of the proposed abolition of car parking charges; and if he will make a statement.
(296644)
182
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the performance was as against waiting time targets for (a) operations, (b) accident and emergency, (c) outpatient services and (d) cancer services in (i) Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals NHS Trust, (ii) the Royal Free Hospital and (iii) Northwick Park Hospital in the latest period for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
(296645)
183
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the percentage cost was of (a) surgical and (b) other treatments in (i) Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals, (ii) the Royal Free Hospital and (iii) Northwick Park Hospital as compared with the benchmark reference cost in each of the last three financial years; and if he will make a statement.
(296646)
184
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the financial position of (a) Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals NHS Trust, (b) the Royal Free Hospital NHS Trust and (iii) Northwick Park Hospital NHS Trust (i) is and (ii) was at the end of the most recent financial year; and if he will make a statement.
(296647)
185
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress is being made on the reconfiguration of services between Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals; and if he will make a statement.
(296648)
186
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans the NHS has to improve urology services at Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals; and if he will make a statement.
(296649)
187
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the rate of induced births was at each maternity unit in the NHS in each of the last three years; and if he will make a statement.
(296611)
188
N
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate his Department has made of the cost to the public purse of each swine influenza vaccination.
(295884)
189
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many social workers there were in (a) England, (b) the Tees Valley and (c) Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland constituency in each of the last 10 years.
(296347)
190
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his Department's policy is in respect of the regulation of the levels of sugar and salt contained in foods and drinks marketed at children.
(296489)
191
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to increase awareness of (a) the symptoms of various forms of cancer and (b) the practice of regular self-examination for such symptoms.
(296493)
192
N
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether any NHS counselling services have been discontinued as a result of the implementation of his Department's Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Programme.
(296286)
193
N
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to increase access to NHS counselling services during the economic downturn.
(296287)
194
N
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what timescale his Department proposes for the introduction of statutory regulation of counsellors and psychotherapists.
(296288)
195
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the new draft dental access contract was discussed with (a) representative bodies and (b) dental stakeholders before it was passed by his Department to primary care trusts.
(296457)
196
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance his Department has issued to primary care trusts on the use of the new draft dental access contract as a basis for contractual discussions with prospective practitioners in (a) existing and (b) new practices.
(296458)
197
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what timetable his Department has set for public consultation on the new draft dental access contract.
(296459)
198
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what timetable his Department has set for piloting the new draft dental access contract; and what estimate he has made of the cost to his Department of those pilots.
(296460)
199
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what form the (a) pilot and (b) public consultation on the new draft dental access contract will take.
(296461)
200
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, on what date his officials commenced drafting the new draft dental access contract; and on what date this work was completed.
(296462)
201
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, on what dates his officials met external organisations during the preparation of the new draft dental access contract.
(296463)
202
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the cost of drafting the new draft dental access contract.
(296464)
203
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, in what ways the new draft dental access contract programme takes account of the recommendations made in the report on the Independent Review of NHS Dentistry.
(296465)
204
Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much his Department has spent on each research project relating to personality disorder amongst offenders in each year since 1999; and what publications resulted from research (a) commissioned and (b) funded by his Department.
(296528)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
205
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what allowances are paid to chief constables; what criteria apply to the payment of such allowances; how much was paid to the Chief Constable of Essex Police in allowances in each of the last three years; and if he will make a statement.
(296614)
206
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whom police authorities are required to consult before they appoint a chief constable; what regulations govern such appointments; and if he will make a statement.
(296637)
207
Tony Baldry (Banbury): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many individuals there are in the UK who have appealed to the Immigration Appeals Tribunal against a request to grant them refugee status, whose appeal has failed and who are still within the jurisdication.
(296404)
208
Tony Baldry (Banbury): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many individuals in the UK who at the time of being sentenced to a term of imprisonment were ordered at the end of that term to be deported and who have completed their term of imprisonment and have yet to leave the UK.
(296405)
209
Tony Baldry (Banbury): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications the UK Border Agency has granted for indefinite leave to remain to individuals because they are dependants of EU nationals who are resident in the UK in the last three years.
(296406)
210
Tony Baldry (Banbury): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications the UK Border Agency has granted for indefinite leave to remain to individuals because they are living with or related to EU nationals who are resident in the UK in the last three years.
(296407)
211
Tony Baldry (Banbury): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many cases of applications for refugee status made over (a) 10 and (b) five years ago are still waiting to be resolved by the UK Border Agency.
(296408)
212
Tony Baldry (Banbury): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many files relating to applications for refugee status the UK Border Agency has lost.
(296409)
213
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what quantity of cocaine was seized at (a) Gatwick and (b) Heathrow airports in each month between April 2008 and March 2009.
(296478)
214
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have received police cautions for the offences of (a) taking, permitting to be taken, or making distributing or publishing indecent photographs or pseudo-photographs of children and (b) possessing an indecent photograph or pseudo-photograph of a child in each of the last five years.
(296654)
215
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent representations he has received on the blocking of websites identified as containing illegal images of child pornography; and if he will make a statement.
(296655)
216
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have received cautions for offences under section (a) 1 and (b) 5 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 in each police force area in each of the last five years.
(296656)
217
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been (a) cautioned, (b) prosecuted and (c) convicted of offences under section 53 of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000; and how many of those convicted received the maximum sentence.
(296657)
218
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what IT projects are being procured by his Department; and what stage of procurement each project has reached.
(296658)
219
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been (a) cautioned, (b) prosecuted and (c) convicted of offences relating to the unlawful importation or exportation of drugs in each of the last 10 years; and how many of those convicted received the maximum available sentence.
(296659)
220
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 20 October 2009, Official Report, column 1531W and the Answer to the hon. Member for Epsom and Ewell of 11 May 2009, Official Report, columns 521-2W, on closed circuit television, which of the recommendations contained in the strategy are (a) proposed to be implemented and (b) subject to further review.
(296660)
221
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent estimate he has made of the time taken by forensic teams to process (a) computer data and (b) other digital evidence; what assessment he has made of the potential effectiveness of models for forensic triage in relation to digital evidence; and if he will make a statement.
(296661)
222
Philip Davies (Shipley): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what targets police forces have for arrests following reports of domestic violence.
(296337)
223
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will review the charging regimes in place for mobile location information disclosed under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000; what changes are made to (a) police forces and (b) private companies for disclosure of such information; and if he will make a statement.
(296506)
224
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how long on average it took to complete a Criminal Records Bureau check undertaken (a) by Lancashire constabulary and (b) nationwide in the latest period for which figures are available.
(296371)
225
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much each police authority recovered under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 in each of the last five years.
(296427)
226
N
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions officials of his Department have had with the British Parking Association on wheel clamping on private land.
(295881)
227
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many drug-related arrests there have been in (a) England, (b) the North East, (c) the Tees Valley and (d) Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland in each year since 1997.
(296367)
228
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many anti-social behaviour orders have been issued to young people aged between 13 and 19 years old in (a) England, (b) the North East and (c) Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland constituency in each of the last five years.
(296368)
229
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many ethnic groups are represented in the population of each police force area in (a) England, (b) the Tees Valley and (c) Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland.
(296397)
230
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many ethnic minority police officers were employed in (a) England, (b) the Tees Valley and (c) Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland in each of the last 10 years.
(296398)
231
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many complaints of excessive use of force by police there were in (a) England, (b) the North East, (c) the Tees Valley and (d) Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland in each of the last five years.
(296399)
232
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many deaths have been caused by dangerous driving due to the use of a mobile telephone in (a) England, (b) Teesside and (c) Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland constituency since 1997.
(296448)
233
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been fined for using mobile telephones whilst driving in (a) England, (b) Teesside and (c) Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland constituency since 2003.
(296449)
234
N
John Mann (Bassetlaw): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many anti-social behaviour orders have been issued on application from (a) the police force and (b) registered social landlords in Bassetlaw constituency.
(296285)
235
Greg Mulholland (Leeds North West): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) police officers and (b) police community support officers (i) were dismissed and (ii) resigned in each local authority area in each year since 2002.
(296353)
236
Greg Mulholland (Leeds North West): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many incidents where residents of (a) children's care homes and (b) older people's care homes were victims of violent crime have been reported in each local authority area in each of the last five years.
(296431)
237
N
Richard Ottaway (Croydon South): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Written Ministerial Statement of 13 October 2009, Official Report, columns 20-21WS, on asylum, on what grounds he decided that the Asylum Screening Unit in Croydon should be the only location at which initial asylum applications may be made; what assessment he has made of the likely effects on Croydon of that decision; and if he will allocate funds to Croydon Borough Council for the purposes of making provision for an increase in demand on local services consequent on the closure of the Liverpool asylum submissions unit to initial asylum applications.
(295519)
238
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St Edmunds): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much the Neighbourhood Policing Fund was in each year since 2002-03; and what proportion of funding from the Fund was allocated for police community support officers in each of those years.
(296358)
239
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St Edmunds): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much funding was allocated for the Basic Command Unit Fund in each year since its introduction; and how much has been allocated for 2009-10.
(296360)
240
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St Edmunds): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people are employed in the UK Police Portal Team; and what the budget for the team has been in each year since its inception.
(296361)
241
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St Edmunds): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much was spent on the development of the website maps.police.uk; what the budget for the website is for (a) 2009-10 and (b) 2010-11; and how many staff are employed to maintain the website.
(296362)
242
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St Edmunds): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many offenders have received a police caution in each year since 1997.
(296363)
243
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St Edmunds): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many offenders received (a) one, (b) two, (c) three and (d) four or more police cautions between 1997 and 2009.
(296369)
244
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St Edmunds): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many offenders received (a) one, (b) two, (c) three and (d) four or more police cautions in each year since 1997.
(296370)
245
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St Edmunds): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of services lost by each police authority as a result of the collapse of Icelandic banks in 2008; and if he will make a statement.
(296402)
246
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St Edmunds): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he expects the Community Safety Fund to be fully implemented; what the fund's budget for (a) 2009-10, (b) 2010-11 and (c) 2011-12 is; and if he will make a statement.
(296403)
247
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St Edmunds): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many chief constables received bonus payments for meeting his Department's targets in each year since 1997; how much was paid in such bonus payments in each of those years; and what plans he has for the future of the bonus system.
(296424)
248
N
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many grants from the Small Retailer Grant Fund have been (a) applied for and (b) awarded since the fund's inception; and what average amount has been awarded.
(296075)
249
Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people were (a) arrested, (b) charged and (c) convicted of being under the influence of alcohol or drugs while in charge of a bicycle in each police authority area in England and Wales in each of the last five years.
(296445)
250
N
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the security of foreign dignitaries attending the London 2012 Olympics.
(296228)
Questions to the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission
251
Mr Douglas Carswell (Harwich): To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, how many unutilised square metres of office space there were on the House of Commons part of the parliamentary estate in each year since the opening of the 2005 Parliament.
(296425)
252
Mr Douglas Carswell (Harwich): To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, how many empty offices there are on the House of Commons part of the parliamentary estate.
(296426)
253
N
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, how much the smoking shelter constructed between Norman Shaw North and Portcullis House is expected to cost.
(296230)
Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development
254
N
Lindsay Roy (Glenrothes): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his most recent assessment is of the humanitarian situation in Ethiopia.
(296279)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Justice
255
N
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much was allocated for prison food on average per prisoner per day in the last 12 months.
(296225)
256
Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland & Melton): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what consideration he has given to the introduction of (a) risk assessments and (b) accommodation checks prior to release for offenders to be released under the End of Custody Licence Scheme.
(296340)
257
Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland & Melton): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 16 September 2009, Official Report, column 2266W, on prisons: manpower, what the offences were for which the prison service staff were (a) dismissed and (b) otherwise disciplined.
(296341)
258
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what intervention strategies his Department has developed to work with extremist offenders.
(296507)
259
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what group work programmes his Department has accredited for use with convicted of offences related to terrorism (a) in prison and (b) on release in the community.
(296508)
260
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what measures are in place to ensure adequate supervision of offenders convicted under anti-terrorism legislation who have subsequently been released under supervision.
(296509)
261
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will use actuarial risk assessment methods to score the risk of reoffending of each person convicted under anti-terrorism legislation which has subsequently been released under supervision.
(296510)
262
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what resources have been allocated to the Probation Service to supervise persons convicted under anti-terrorist legislation and subsequently released into the community under supervision.
(296520)
263
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether persons convicted under anti-terrorism legislation who are subsequently released into the community are allocated to tier 4 of his Department's Offender Management Model; and if he will make a statement.
(296521)
264
Greg Mulholland (Leeds North West): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many instances of drug abuse were reported in each prison in England in the most recent period for which figures are available.
(296430)
265
Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the level of overcrowding in prisons serving the Greater Manchester area; and if he will make a statement.
(296436)
266
Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many young offenders in custody (a) committed suicide and (b) self-harmed in each of the last five years.
(296444)
267
Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much his Department and its predecessor has spent on each research project relating to personality disorder amongst offenders in each year since 1999; and what publications resulted from research (a) commissioned and (b) funded by his Department.
(296529)
Questions to the Minister for the Olympics
268
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Minister for the Olympics, what assessment the Government Olympic Executive (GOE) has made of the economic effects of the London 2012 Olympics on (a) Essex and (b) Southend West constituency since May 2009; what recent discussions she has had with the GOE on this issue; and if she will make a statement.
(296562)
269
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Minister for the Olympics, how many suppliers based in (a) Southend-on-Sea and (b) Essex have been awarded contracts by the Olympic Delivery Authority since April 2009; and if she will make a statement.
(296563)
270
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Minister for the Olympics, what discussions the Government Olympic Executive has had with Southend Borough Council since May 2009 on its (a) participation in and (b) legacy from the London 2012 Olympics; and if she will make a statement.
(296564)
Questions to the Prime Minister
271
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Prime Minister, what recent discussions he has had with his EU counterparts on proposals to nominate Tony Blair to the position of President of the European Council; what the outcome of such discussions has been; and if he will make a statement.
(296567)
272
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Prime Minister, what recent discussions he has had with (a) hon. and right hon. Members and (b) members of the House of Lords of each party on proposals to nominate Tony Blair to the position of President of the European Council; and if he will make a statement.
(296568)
Questions to the Solicitor General
273
Philip Davies (Shipley): To ask the Solicitor General, what period of time on average elapsed between the passing of a case file on an arrested individual to the Crown Prosecution Service and the notification to a police force on whether charges would be brought in each category of crime in the latest period for which figures are available.
(296336)
Questions to the Minister of State, Department for Transport
274
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what plans the Government has made for the sale of the Dartford-Thurrock crossing; and if he will make a statement.
(296569)
275
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what criteria are used to determine the eligibility to register for the local residents scheme for the Dartford Crossing; what recent representations he has received supporting a change in such criteria; and if he will make a statement.
(296570)
276
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, how much the operator of the Dartford-Thurrock crossing has received under its contract with the Department since April 2008; and how much revenue has accrued to the Department from the operation of the crossing since April 2008.
(296571)
277
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what estimate he has made of the change in (a) the average delay time experienced by drivers and (b) levels of carbon emissions resulting from that change as a result of recent changes to the toll payment arrangements at the Dartford Crossing; and if he will take steps to reduce (i) congestion and (ii) carbon emissions on the A282 on the approaches to the Dartford Crossing.
(296400)
278
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what arrangements he has put in place to enable airlines to reduce carbon dioxide and other emissions; and what arrangements he has put in place to (a) monitor and (b) report on those airlines' performance in reducing emissions.
(296469)
279
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, how many bus drivers have been assaulted by passengers in (a) England, (b) the North East, (c) the Tees Valley and (d) Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland constituency in each of the last 10 years.
(296346)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
280
N
Mr Michael Clapham (Barnsley West & Penistone): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claims for osteoarthritis of the knee have been received from coal miners and former coal miners since osteoarthritis of the knee became a prescribed industrial disease; how many have resulted in an award of industrial injury disablement benefit; and how many have resulted in an appeal to a medical appeal tribunal.
(295708)
281
N
Mr Michael Clapham (Barnsley West & Penistone): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what criteria have been agreed with examining doctors for the diagnosis of osteoarthritis of the knee in coal miners and former coal miners; and what steps her Department has taken to advise examining doctors of these criteria.
(295709)
282
Mr Tom Clarke (Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent steps her Department has taken to reduce levels of unemployment in Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill constituency.
(296525)
283
Mr Tom Clarke (Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent steps her Department has taken to assist unemployed people seeking work-related training and education in Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill constituency.
(296527)
284
Chloe Smith (Norwich North): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants of (a) incapacity benefit participated in work-related programmes in each year since 1997 and (b) employment and support allowance have participated in work-related programmes since the scheme began in Norwich North constituency.
(296357)
285
Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average duration of a jobseeker's allowance claim was in each local authority area in the North West in each of the last (a) 12 months and (b) five years.
(296438)
286
Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what percentage of jobseeker's allowance claimants in (a) total and (b) each local authority area in the North West had previously applied unsuccessfully for employment support allowance.
(296440)
287
Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when she expects to answer Question 288473, on Jobcentre Plus, tabled by the hon. Member for Northavon for answer on 20 July 2009.
(296517)
Questions to the Minister for the Cabinet Office
288
Chloe Smith (Norwich North): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many under 25 year olds in Norwich North constituency claimed jobseeker's allowance in (a) 1997, (b) 2007, (c) 2008 and (d) 2009.
[Transferred] (296343)
Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
289
Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the backlog of child benefit payments was in each month in each of the last five years.
[Transferred] (296443)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Justice
290
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the (a) maximum and (b) minimum sentence is for the offence of the theft of a purse.
[Transferred] (296662)
Questions to the Minister of State, Department for Transport
291
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what factors the Government considered when opting out of the provisions of European Directive 92/97/EEC on type approved exhausts; and what assessment was made of the effect on (a) the economy and (b) the environment of securing such an opt-out.
[Transferred] (296411)
292
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what estimate his Department has made of the average quantity of carbon dioxide released by an exhaust which is (a) compliant with and (b) not compliant with the criteria set out in European Directive 92/97/EEC.
[Transferred] (296412)

 
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