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Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Wednesday 3 February 2010

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 3 February 2010
(the 'Questions Book')

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Wednesday 3 February 2010


This paper contains only Written Questions for answer on Wednesday 3 February 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 3 February of which no previous notice has been given, see the Order Paper.

For Written and Oral Questions for answer after Wednesday 3 February see Part 2 of this paper.


Questions to the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
1
N
Lorely Burt (Solihull): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how much funding has been provided to Early Growth Funds in each year since their introduction.
(315351)
2
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps his Department is taking to provide financial support for manufacturing industry.
(315436)
3
Dr Stephen Ladyman (South Thanet): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will set out, with statistical information related as directly as possible to South Thanet constituency, the effects on South Thanet of the policies and actions of his Department and its predecessors since 2000.
(315636)
4
Greg Mulholland (Leeds North West): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what estimate he has made of the proportion of unemployed graduates of universities in Leeds who have received assistance from the Flying Start initiative in the latest period for which figures are available.
(315574)
Questions to the Minister for the Cabinet Office
5
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many and what proportion of (a) UK nationals, (b) UK-born people, (c) foreign nationals, (d) non-UK EU nationals, (e) EU A8 nationals and (f) non-EU nationals (i) aged over 16 years and (ii) of working age were in employment in the UK in each of the last 12 quarters for which figures are available; and what the percentage change in each such category was in each of the last 12 quarters.
(315707)
6
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what information her Department holds for benchmarking purposes on the death rates in respect of (a) drug and (b) alcohol abuse in other EU member states.
(315704)
7
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent discussions she has had with the Sustainable Development Commission on the estimated annual cost of energy used on the Government estate.
(315560)
8
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what payments were made to the Newspaper Licensing Agency in respect of the provision of services to the Leader of the House's Office in each of the last 10 years.
(315588)
9
N
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many deaths of individuals with no fixed abode were recorded in each of the last 24 months.
(315194)
Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
10
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many complaints have been made to the Financial Services Ombudsman by residents of (a) Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey constituency, (b) the Highlands, (c) Scotland and (d) England and Wales regarding debt recovery agencies in each of the last five years.
(315627)
11
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many debt recovery agencies have been subject to financial penalties in (a) Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey constituency, (b) the Highlands, (c) Scotland and (d) England and Wales in each month since the introduction of the specific requirements clause of the Consumer Credit Act 2006.
(315628)
12
Mr David Anderson (Blaydon): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effects on those who participate in the Salary Sacrifice Travel Scheme of his Department's recent revisions to its guidance on the scheme.
(315667)
13
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the implications of discussions at the World Economic Forum in Davos for the regulation of the banking system.
(315433)
14
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 7 January 2009, Official Report, column 564W, on fiscal policy, if he will place in the Library a copy of the latest review of fiscal consolidation measures undertaken in other advanced economies produced by his Department.
(315495)
15
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many businesses deferred tax payments to HM Revenue and Customs in each of the last three financial years; how much was deferred in tax payments in each of those years; how many companies did not comply with their agreements for deferral of tax payments in each of those years; and what the average length of payment deferral time was in each of those years.
(315501)
16
N
Lindsay Roy (Glenrothes): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he has had with his G8 counterparts to discuss progress towards reducing the debts of developing countries; and if he will make a statement.
(315200)
17
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate the Valuation Office Agency made of the average value of a hectare of land in each of the last 20 quarters.
(315656)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families
18
Janet Anderson (Rossendale & Darwen): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, for what reasons his Department requested Lancashire County Council to remove Whitworth Community High School from its Building Schools for the Future bid.
(315557)
19
N
Mr George Galloway (Bethnal Green & Bow): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many colleges in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets had an application for accreditation refused in the last 12 months.
(314850)
20
N
Mr George Galloway (Bethnal Green & Bow): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many colleges in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets lost their accreditation in the last 12 months.
(314851)
21
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many primary schools in the maintained sector are using Letters and Sounds (a) exclusively and (b) in combination with one or more commercial phonics programmes; and how many are not using it.
(315645)
22
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many qualified teachers have stopped working as teachers since 2003.
(315518)
23
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, whether his Department has updated its study of 2003-04 entitled Allegations Audit.
(315519)
24
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many pupils classified as persistent truants gained five GCSEs at A* to C including English and mathematics in the latest year for which figures are available.
(315520)
25
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, in how many schools placed in special measures more than (a) five, (b) 10, (c) 15, (d) 20, (e) 25, (f) 30, (g) 35, (h) 40, (i) 45, (j) 50, (k) 60 and (l) 75 per cent. of pupils were classified as persistent truants in the latest year for which figures are available.
(315521)
26
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many pupils (a) eligible and (b) not eligible for free school meals were entered for GCSEs in English literature, physics, chemistry, biology, history and a foreign language in 2009.
(315522)
27
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many pupils (a) eligible and (b) not eligible for free school meals were entered for (i) English literature, (ii) physics, (iii) chemistry, (iv) biology, (v) history and (vi) a foreign language GCSE in 2009.
(315523)
28
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many pupils (a) eligible and (b) not eligible for free school meals sat GCSE media studies in 2009.
(315524)
29
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many pupils (a) eligible for free school meals and (b) in comprehensive schools gained five GCSEs at grades A* to C including English and mathematics and excluding equivalents in 2009.
(315525)
30
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many pupils eligible for free school meals took up a university place to study each subject (a) group and (b) line in the latest year for which figures are available.
(315526)
31
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many pupils eligible for free school meals took up a place at each university in the latest year for which figures are available.
(315527)
32
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many teachers who had left the maintained sector were teaching in another sector in the latest year for which figures are available.
(315528)
33
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many pupils who gained five GCSEs at grades A* to C did so by passing a qualification equivalent to (a) one, (b) two and (c) more than two GCSEs in 2009.
(315529)
34
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many pupils who gained five GCSEs at grades A* to C including English and mathematics did so by passing a qualification equivalent to one or more GCSEs in 2009.
(315530)
35
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many pupils in (a) comprehensive and (b) independent schools were entered for GCSEs in (i) English literature, (ii) physics, (iii) chemistry, (iv) biology, (v) history and (vi) a foreign language in 2009.
(315622)
36
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many pupils (a) overall, (b) in years 10 and 11, (c) at primary school received the recommended number of hours of sport each week in the latest period for which figures are available.
(315691)
37
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what estimate he has made of the number of (a) comprehensive and (b) maintained primary schools which held a school sports day in the latest period for which figures are available.
(315705)
38
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what estimate he has made of the number and percentage of children in maintained schools who participated in intra-school competitive sports in the latest period for which information is available.
(315706)
39
N
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what percentage of births were in areas where a children's centre was operational in the last 12 months; what percentage of such births were reported to local children's services and children's centres; and if he will make a statement.
(315356)
40
N
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many deaths of children (a) nationally and (b) in each local authority area under the age of five were reported in each of the last five years; how many such deaths were attributable to neglect or lack of parental care; and how many such children had been monitored by local authority children's or social services before their death.
(315357)
41
Dr Stephen Ladyman (South Thanet): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, if he will set out, with statistical information related as directly as possible to South Thanet constituency, the effects on South Thanet of the policies and actions of his Department and its predecessors since 2000.
(315637)
42
Bob Russell (Colchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, if he will make it a requirement that emergency life support skills are included in the compulsory Personal, Health, Social and Economic curriculum; and if he will make a statement.
(315702)
43
N
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many allegations of conduct warranting a child social services investigation have been received by local authority social services in each of the last five years.
(315249)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
44
Mrs Janet Dean (Burton): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 2 December 2009, Official Report, column 782W, on fires: elderly, what plans his Department has (a) to increase the use of suppression systems to enhance fire safety in domestic dwellings, (b) to measure the effectiveness of smoke alarms for people with limited mobility and (c) to assess the merits of fire suppression systems in increasing fire safety in domestic dwellings for people with limited mobility.
(315514)
45
N
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much non-Housing Revenue Account (a) debt and (b) interest was paid by local authorities in each year since 2000; and how much outstanding debt there was in each local authority on 31 December in each such year.
(315352)
46
N
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much (a) revenue from business rates was redistributed to each local authority and (b) each local authority received in revenue support grant through the formula grant in (i) 2007-08 and (ii) 2008-09; and what estimate he has made of such receipts by each local authority in (A) 2009-10 and (B) 2010-11.
(315353)
47
N
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much funding has been granted under the (a) Working Neighbourhoods Fund, (b) Neighbourhood Renewal Fund, (c) Deprived Area Fund, (d) Local Enterprise Growth Initiative, (e) New Deal for Communities, (f) Neighbourhood Management Pathfinders, (g) New Communities Fund, (h) European Regional Development Fund, (i) Inspiring Communities Grant, (j) Connecting Communities Programme, (k) Single Regeneration Budget and (l) Land and Property Programme to each local authority in each year since 2000.
(315354)
48
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what account his Department took of the effects on district councils of the current economic situation in determining the IT-related requirements to be placed on those councils in (a) 2008-09 and (b) 2009-10.
(315440)
49
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the cost to district councils of central Government requirements in relation to IT in (a) 2008-09 and (b) 2009-10.
(315441)
50
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether board members of the Audit Commission are required to disclose membership of a political party when making a declaration of political activity.
(315513)
51
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Audit Commission publication, Better information, better decisions, better services: frequency of household waste collection, what (a) guidance and (b) research the Audit Commission has produced on household waste collections.
(315515)
52
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, in what locations the Audit Commission held away days for its staff in the last 36 months outside its premises; and at what cost in each case.
(315516)
53
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which body (a) inspects, (b) audits and (c) oversees complaints in relation to the Audit Commission.
(315517)
54
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what external public affairs companies the Audit Commission has hired since 1997; for what purposes; and at what cost in each case.
(315548)
55
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many employment disputes involving staff of the Audit Commission have been taken to an employment tribunal in the last four years; what the outcome was of each; and what the grounds of the dispute were in each case, anonymised where necessary.
(315549)
56
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what (a) declaration of interests and (b) record of gifts and hospitality has been made by each board member and Commissioner of the Audit Commission; and what benefits in kind are provided to the board members of the Audit Commission.
(315550)
57
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much the Audit Commission paid in (a) parking fines and (b) congestion charge fines in each of the last three years.
(315551)
58
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what unsolicited communications the Audit Commission has made to Conservative (a) councillors, (b) hon. Members, (c) Prospective Parliamentary Candidates and (d) peers in relation to (i) Comprehensive Area Assessment and (ii) Conservative Party policy on the issue.
(315552)
59
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what payments the Audit Commission has made to the Government Car and Despatch Agency in the last 12 months; and for what purposes.
(315553)
60
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what declaration of political activity has been made by each board member and Commissioner of the Audit Commission.
(315554)
61
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what value and proportion of hotel bookings made by the Audit Commission were made through the Expotel Hotel Reservations facility in the last year for which figures are held.
(315555)
62
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the gross expenditure of the Audit Commission was in each year since 1996.
(315556)
63
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Meriden of 16 December 2009, Official Report, column 1261W, on the Audit Commission: procurement, how much the Audit Commission has spent at Shepherd's of Marsham Street, London in each of the last 36 months; and on what dates.
(315624)
64
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Meriden of 16 December 2009, Official Report, column 1261W, on the Audit Commission: procurement, how much the Audit Commission has spent on Roleplay UK in the last 36 months; and on what dates.
(315625)
65
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Welwyn Hatfield of 26 January 2010, Official Report, column 767W, on the Audit Commission: public relations, if he will place in the Library a copy of the letter written to the Department's executive public bodies.
(315626)
66
N
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much (a) the Homes and Communities Agency and (b) the Tenant Services Authority paid in loans to employees in each of the last three years; and how many such loans were made.
(315195)
67
N
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which (a) board members and (b) directors employed by (i) the Housing Corporation and (ii) English Partnerships received payments due to the closure of the organisations following the coming into effect of the Housing and Regeneration Act 2008; how much was paid; and how much each board member received.
(315196)
68
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the average price of a home purchased through the (a) HomeBuy Direct, (b) New Build HomeBuy, (c) Open Market HomeBuy, (d) First Time Buyers' Initiative and (e) Social HomeBuy was in each region in each year since 2005.
(315657)
69
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the average income of a household purchasing a property through the (a) HomeBuy Direct, (b) New Build HomeBuy, (c) Open Market HomeBuy, (d) First Time Buyers' Initiative and (e) Social HomeBuy was in each region in each year since 2005.
(315658)
70
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much was spent by his Department on the (a) HomeBuy Direct, (b) New Build HomeBuy, (c) Open Market HomeBuy, (d) First Time Buyers' Initiative and (e) Social HomeBuy in each region in each year since 2005.
(315659)
71
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much had been spent by his Department on the Homeowner Mortgage Support Scheme on the latest date for which figures are available.
(315660)
72
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many and what percentage of properties entered onto the domestic Energy Performance Certificate database to date have had an energy rating of more than 450.
(315661)
73
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much the Government has provided for the First Time Buyers' Initiative to date; and how much will be provided in each of the next three years.
(315662)
74
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many affordable homes were constructed in 2008-09.
(315663)
75
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the ratio of median quintile house prices to lowest quintile earnings was in 2009.
(315664)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
76
Mr Mark Field (Cities of London & Westminster): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether a club premises certificate enables social clubs to facilitate the playing of poker games with cash prizes.
(315428)
77
Mr Mark Field (Cities of London & Westminster): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many prosecutions of unlicensed poker rooms by the Gambling Commission resulted in a conviction in each of the last three years.
(315429)
78
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate his Department has made of the change to the average daily number of opening hours of bars and public houses in England and Wales since the entry into force of the 24-hour licensing provisions of the Licensing Act 2003.
(315640)
79
Dr Stephen Ladyman (South Thanet): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will set out, with statistical information related as directly as possible to South Thanet constituency, the effects on South Thanet of his Department's policies and actions since 2000.
(315630)
80
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 6 January 2010, Official Report, column 392W, on museums and galleries: West Bromwich, when he expects the Chief Executive of Arts Council England to write to the hon. Member for West Bromwich East on the matter of PriceWaterhouseCoopers.
(315418)
81
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 6 January 2010, Official Report, column 392W, on museums and galleries: West Bromwich, when he expects the Chief Executive of Arts Council England to write to the hon. Member for West Bromwich East on the matter of the Capital Projects Board.
(315419)
82
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 6 January 2010, Official Report, column 389W, on Arts Council England: consultants, when he expects the Chief Executive of Arts Council England to write to the hon. Member for West Bromwich East.
(315430)
83
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 6 January 2010, Official Report, columns 391-2W, on museums and galleries: West Bromwich, when he expects the Chief Executive of Arts Council England to write to the hon. Member for West Bromwich East on the matter of Moss Cooper.
(315431)
84
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 6 January 2010, Official Report, column 386W, on Arts Council England: hospitality, when he expects the Chief Executive of Arts Council England to write to the hon. Member for West Bromwich East.
(315432)
85
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 5 January 2010, Official Report, column 36W, on Arts Council England: advertising, when he expects the Chief Executive of Arts Council England to write to the hon. Member for West Bromwich East.
(315442)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence
86
Mr James Arbuthnot (North East Hampshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 20 January 2010, Official Report, column 351W, on HMS Sheffield, if he will lay before the House the findings of the comprehensive review of the Board of Inquiry report on the sinking of HMS Sheffield.
(315473)
87
Mr Brian H. Donohoe (Central Ayrshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what contractual provisions his Department has negotiated to ensure that providers of equity capital to the successful bidder for the search and rescue helicopter service private finance initiative contract are required to hold their investment for a defined period of time; and if he will make a statement.
(315713)
88
Mr Brian H. Donohoe (Central Ayrshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assurances his Department has (a) sought and (b) received that the successful bidder for the search and rescue helicopter service private finance initiative contract will take full responsibililty for helicopter search and rescue services and ensure continuity of management and ownership over the period of the proposed contract.
(315714)
89
N
Mr George Galloway (Bethnal Green & Bow): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department (a) allocated for and (b) spent on public relations activities in each year since 2001; how much was spent on external consultants in each such year; what companies were contracted to provide such services in each such year; and how much he plans to spend on such activities in 2010.
(315032)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change
90
Mr Stephen Crabb (Preseli Pembrokeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what estimate he has made of the (a) volume and (b) monetary value of refined oil and petroleum products (i) exported and (ii) imported in each of the last five years.
(315578)
91
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, for which Google Adword online advertising keywords his Department and its agencies have paid in the last 12 months; and at what cost.
(315468)
92
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Wealden of 8 December 2009, Official Report, column 323W, on the Energy Saving Trust: advertising, how much the Energy Saving Trust spent on external public relations services in each of the last three years; and whether it has contracted the services of public affairs companies during that period.
(315496)
93
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how much his Department and its agencies spent on external recruitment consultants in the last year for which figures are available.
(315499)
94
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many separate bookings for stays at five star or above hotels were made through the Expotel contract by his Department in the last year for which figures are available; and at what cost.
(315500)
95
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many job vacancies in his Department and its agencies were filled through external recruitment in the last year for which figures are available.
(315505)
96
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how much his Department has spent on font licensing.
(315506)
97
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, whether any written instructions have been provided to his Department's Accounting Officer in accordance with paragraph 5.5 of the Ministerial Code since his Department's inception.
(315563)
98
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many staff in his Department have the status of (a) embedded communicators and (b) are members of the Government Communications Network and are not listed in the Central Office of Information White Book.
(315568)
99
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, with reference to the Answer to the right Hon. Member for Horsham of 21 October 2009, Official Report, column 1451W, on departmental air travel, what the updated figures are for each entry in the table where the abbreviation tbc was used.
(315579)
100
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what payments (a) his Department and (b) each of its agencies made to the Newspaper Licensing Agency in each year since his Department was established.
(315593)
101
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, whether his Department publishes an annual report on departmental communications.
(315601)
102
Dr Stephen Ladyman (South Thanet): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, if he will set out, with statistical information related as directly as possible to South Thanet constituency, the effects on South Thanet of the policies and actions of his Department and its predecessors since 2000.
(315639)
103
Greg Mulholland (Leeds North West): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many households in (a) England and (b) Leeds North West constituency have received assistance from the Community Energy Saving Programme in the latest period for which figures are available.
(315577)
104
Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what mechanisms have been put in place to ensure that quotations from Warm Front contractors match those in the private sector.
(315649)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
105
Mr David Anderson (Blaydon): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with international counterparts on negotiations on the reform of the International Whaling Commission.
(315665)
106
Natascha Engel (North East Derbyshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent guidance has been issued to local authorities on the prevention of (a) illegal dumping and (b) other inappropriate methods of disposing of waste oils.
(315420)
107
Natascha Engel (North East Derbyshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many small waste oil burners were authorised for use in (a) 2007, (b) 2008 and (c) 2009.
(315421)
108
Natascha Engel (North East Derbyshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the environmental effects of the use of small waste oil burners to dispose of waste oils.
(315422)
109
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, for which Google Adword online advertising keywords his Department and its agencies have paid in the last 12 months; and at what cost.
(315466)
110
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many separate bookings for stays at five star or above hotels were made through the Expotel contract by his Department in the last year for which figures are available; and at what cost.
(315474)
111
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many job vacancies in his Department and its agencies were filled through external recruitment in the last year for which figures are available.
(315475)
112
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much his Department and its agencies spent on external recruitment consultants in the last year for which figures are available.
(315476)
113
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much his Department and its agencies have spent on font licensing in the last three years.
(315477)
114
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many staff in his Department and its agencies (a) have the status of embedded communicators and (b) are members of the Government Communications Network but are not listed in the Central Office of Information White Book.
(315478)
115
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether any written instructions have been provided to his Department's Accounting Officer in accordance with paragraph 5.5 of the Ministerial Code since May 1997.
(315561)
116
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what payments his Department's agencies made to the Newspaper Licensing Agency in each of the last 10 years.
(315595)
117
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department publishes an annual report on departmental communications.
(315599)
118
Jessica Morden (Newport East): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what guidance his Department provides to supermarkets on how to use out of date food which is still safe to eat.
(315692)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
119
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to the government of Turkey on the future of Mor Gabriel monastery as a place of worship for the Syrian Orthodox community.
(315668)
120
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the scope and application of Article 122 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union; whether he has sought legal advice on the scope and application of Article 122; what assessment he has made of any financial liability arising from the use of Article 122 to provide financial assistance to an EU member state in financial difficulties; and if he will make a statement.
(315693)
121
John Hemming (Birmingham, Yardley): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the UN in respect of the rules of engagement in the (a) Southern and (b) Northern No Fly Zones in Iraq between 1998 and 2002.
(315619)
122
John Hemming (Birmingham, Yardley): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations his Department has received in respect of the rules of engagement in the Southern No Fly Zones in Iraq between 1998 and 2002.
(315620)
123
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, for which Google Adword online advertising keywords his Department and its agencies have paid in the last 12 months; and at what cost.
(315467)
124
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the Answer of 16 September 2009, Official Report, column 2232W, on G20: public relations, what the cost to the public purse was of the external contracted staff; and from which companies they were contracted.
(315498)
125
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much his Department and its agencies spent on external recruitment consultants in the last year for which figures are available.
(315502)
126
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many job vacancies in his Department and its agencies were filled through external recruitment in the last year for which figures are available.
(315503)
127
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much his Department and its agencies have spent on font licensing in the last three years.
(315504)
128
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether any written instructions have been provided to his Department's Accounting Officer in accordance with paragraph 5.5 of the Ministerial Code since May 1997.
(315562)
129
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many staff in his Department and its agencies have the status of (a) embedded communicators and (b) are members of the Government Communications Network and are not listed in the Central Office of Information White Book.
(315567)
130
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what payments (a) his Department and (b) each of its agencies made to the Newspaper Licensing Agency in each of the last 10 years.
(315594)
131
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department publishes an annual report on departmental communications.
(315600)
132
N
Lindsay Roy (Glenrothes): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to prevent imports of (a) cotton and (b) clothing which has been produced by child labour in Uzbekistan; and if he will make a statement.
(315197)
133
N
Lindsay Roy (Glenrothes): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of (a) the human rights situation and (b) progress on democratic reform in Belarus; and if he will make a statement.
(315198)
134
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Government plans to provide assistance to the gubernatorial elections in Anambra, Nigeria; and if he will make a statement.
(315479)
135
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has made representations to the Nigerian government on the violence in Jos, Nigeria in January 2010; and if he will make a statement.
(315485)
136
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received on the number of people displaced following the outbreak of violence in Jos, Nigeria in January 2010; and if he will make a statement.
(315486)
137
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what his most recent assessment is of the security situation in Jos, Nigeria; and if he will make a statement.
(315487)
138
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with members of (a) the Commonwealth, (b) the Economic Community of West African States and (c) the African Union on violence in the Nigerian city of Jos in January 2010 on preventing the recurrence of such violence; and if he will make a statement.
(315488)
139
N
Jo Swinson (East Dunbartonshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he plans to meet the US Ambassador at Large for Global Women's Issues during her visit to the UK in February.
(315193)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
140
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many children resident in (a) Southend West constituency, (b) Essex and (c) England were seen by a fully qualified school nurse in each year since 2004.
(315740)
141
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of the effects of the provision of school nurses in each of the last five years on children's health; what estimate he has made of the volume of work undertaken by school nurses in each such year; and if he will make a statement.
(315741)
142
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the percentage of schools in (a) Southend West constituency, (b) Essex and (c) England that were visited by a fully qualified school nurse in (i) 2009, (ii) 2007 and (iii) 2005.
(315742)
143
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many qualified nurses there were in (a) Southend West constituency, (b) Essex and (c) England in each year since 2000.
(315743)
144
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in Essex employ a school nurse.
(315745)
145
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of school nurses in England without a post-registration qualification in each of the last five years.
(315754)
146
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many reports there were of health problems allegedly related to wireless radiation from (a) high-voltage powerlines, (b) telephone antennae and (c) radio frequency and microwaves from telecommunications masts in the last 10 years.
(315491)
147
Philip Davies (Shipley): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people have (a) taken up and (b) left a job as a midwife in each of the last five years.
(315439)
148
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information his Department holds for benchmarking purposes on levels of binge drinking in other EU member states.
(315703)
149
N
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what (a) statutory and (b) other obligation applies to the NHS in respect of its duty of care towards children by reporting (i) births and (ii) evidence of lack of care of a child to local children's services; and if he will make a statement.
(315355)
150
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for which Google Adword online advertising keywords his Department and its agencies have paid in the last 12 months; and at what cost.
(315469)
151
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much his Department and its agencies have spent on font licensing in the last three years.
(315492)
152
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many separate bookings for stays at five star or above hotels were made through the Expotel contract by his Department in the last year for which figures are available; and at what cost.
(315493)
153
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many job vacancies in his Department and its agencies were filled through external recruitment agencies in the latest year for which figures are available.
(315494)
154
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much his Department and its agencies spent on external recruitment consultants in the latest year for which figures are available.
(315497)
155
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether any written instructions have been provided to his Department's Accounting Officer in accordance with paragraph 5.5 of the Ministerial Code since May 1997.
(315564)
156
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many staff in his Department and its agencies have the status of (a) embedded communicators and (b) are members of the Government Communications Network and are not listed in the Central Office of Information White Book.
(315569)
157
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what payments (a) his Department and (b) each of its agencies made to the Newspaper Licensing Agency in each year of the last 10 years.
(315592)
158
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department publishes an annual report on departmental communications.
(315602)
159
Dr Stephen Ladyman (South Thanet): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will set out, with statistical information related as directly as possible to South Thanet constituency, the effects on South Thanet of his Department's policies and actions since 2000.
(315631)
160
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the implementation of guidance issued by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence on lower back pain.
(315437)
161
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many primary care trusts are commissioning services for people with lower back pain.
(315438)
162
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many beds (a) there were and (b) were occupied in each type of hospital ward in 2008-09.
(315539)
163
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent discussions he has had with representatives of the tanning industry on the regulation of sun bed usage by those under the age of 18 years.
(315618)
164
N
Chloe Smith (Norwich North): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for what reason the NHS does not meet the cost of the prescription of Tarceva to patients in England; and whether he plans to review this policy.
(315359)
165
John Smith (Vale of Glamorgan): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the financial cost to acute NHS trusts which do not meet the 2010 National CQUIN goal to reduce avoidable death, disability and chronic ill health from venos thromboembolism (VTE) by providing a VTE risk assessment for 90 per cent. or more of adult inpatients on admission to hospital.
(315480)
166
John Smith (Vale of Glamorgan): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when NHS Connecting for Heath plans to make an electronic version of the National Venos Thromboembolism (VTE) Risk Assessment model available to NHS acute trusts for the purposes of recording the proportion of hospital patients risk assessed for VTE; and whether a specific hospital acquired VTE code will be made available.
(315481)
167
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the Care Quality Commission has provided advice on the provision of warden-assisted housing placements for elderly residents registered as blind.
(315417)
168
Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his estimate of the number of NHS staff on paid sick leave was on the latest date for which figures are available; and how much has been paid to NHS staff while on sick leave in each of the last five years.
(315647)
169
N
Derek Twigg (Halton): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many veterans received priority treatment on the NHS in 2009.
(313426)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
170
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many record checks have been made against the National Identity Register by (a) the Scottish Crime and Drug Enforcement Agency and (b) other Scottish agencies since the introduction of the scheme.
(315629)
171
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people under the age of 21 years have (a) been stopped by the police whilst taking photographs and (b) subsequently had photography equipment seized in connection with terrorism offences in the last 12 months.
(315434)
172
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people under the age of 21 years have been stopped by the police in connection with terrorism offences in the last five years.
(315435)
173
N
Mr George Galloway (Bethnal Green & Bow): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what effect the withdrawal of accreditation as a bona fide institution offering courses for overseas students from a private college has upon the immigration status of students studying at that college.
(314603)
174
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many mobile knife scanners have been issued to police forces in England and Wales.
(315641)
175
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much his Department spent on national awareness campaigns relating to (a) gang crime, (b) gun crime and (c) terrorism in each of the last five years.
(315642)
176
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average cost of training (a) a police officer, (b) a community support officer and (c) a special constable is in England and Wales.
(315643)
177
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what funding his Department allocated to (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in respect of educating children on the dangers of (i) knife crime and (ii) gang involvement in the last 12 months.
(315644)
178
Kate Hoey (Vauxhall): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the number of people with records on the National DNA Database entered after a suspected offence for which they were not prosecuted were subsequently convicted of the same offence in the latest period for which figures are available.
(315414)
179
Dr Stephen Ladyman (South Thanet): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will set out, with statistical information related as directly as possible to South Thanet constituency, the effects on South Thanet of his Department's policies and actions since 2000.
(315633)
180
Greg Mulholland (Leeds North West): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of police officers from each ethnic group there were in the West Yorkshire police force area in each year since 2005.
(315537)
181
Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of claims for indefinite leave to remain were (a) granted and (b) declined within (i) three months, (ii) six months, (iii) 12 months, (iv) 24 months and (v) longer in each of the last five years.
(315648)
182
N
Derek Twigg (Halton): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the percentage change in (a) overall recorded crime, (b) recorded violent crime, (c) burglary and (d) vehicle thefts in Halton has been between 2000 and the most recent date for which figures are available.
(313425)
183
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he has received representations on the raid by police on Rosedene Boarding Kennels, Radley Road, Walsall.
(315558)
184
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether his Department provides guidance to the police on numbers of officers attending raids on premises.
(315559)
Questions to the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission
185
Mr Graham Allen (Nottingham North): To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, what proposals there are to end the infestation of moths in T block; and if he will make a statement.
(315739)
186
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, with reference to the Answer of 13 October 2009, Official Report, column 781, on Members: security, what methods of email encryption are compatible with hon. Members' computers; and if the Commission will make it its policy to provide a directory of encryption certificates used by hon. Members for the use of constituents seeking to encrypt their communications.
(315614)
Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development
187
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's objectives are in respect of its involvement in Haiti; and by what criteria progress on the achievement of these objectives will be measured.
(315685)
188
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, for how long he anticipates his Department being involved with development work in Haiti.
(315686)
189
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent discussions he has had with UN representatives on the UN's long-term strategy in Haiti.
(315687)
190
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if he will allocate additional funds in support of the UN's programmes in Haiti.
(315688)
191
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions he has had with his counterparts in (a) the US, (b) Canada and (c) France on the co-ordination of relief work in Haiti.
(315689)
192
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department is taking to co-ordinate its relief programmes on Haiti with those it is undertaking in other Caribbean countries.
(315690)
193
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, for which Google Adword online advertising keywords his Department and its agencies have paid in the last 12 months; and at what cost.
(315470)
194
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether any written instructions have been provided to his Department's Accounting Officer in accordance with paragraph 5.5 of the Ministerial Code since May 1997.
(315566)
195
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many staff in his Department have the status of (a) embedded communicators and (b) are members of the Government Communications Network and are not listed in the Central Office of Information White Book.
(315571)
196
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much his Department has spent on font licensing in the last three years.
(315573)
197
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many separate bookings for hotels graded at five star or above were made through the Expotel booking service by his Department in the latest year for which figures are available; and at what cost such bookings were made.
(315575)
198
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many job vacancies in his Department were filled through external recruitment agencies in the latest year for which figures are available.
(315580)
199
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much his Department spent on external recruitment consultants in the last year for which figures are available.
(315581)
200
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what payments his Department made to the Newspaper Licensing Agency in each of the last 10 years.
(315590)
201
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of Lord Bates of 3 December 2009, Official Report, House of Lords, column WA68, on Government Departments: Annual Reports, and with reference to the Government Response to the House of Lords Communications Committee's report into Government Communications, whether his Department publishes an annual report on departmental communications.
(315604)
202
Mr Andrew Mitchell (Sutton Coldfield): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent representations he has received on proposals on UN assistance for the establishment of charter cities; and if he will make a statement.
(315666)
203
Mr Michael Moore (Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what percentage of the £1.5 billion fast start finance for climate change adaptation programmes announced by the Prime Minister at the UN Climate Change Conference in December 2009 will count towards overseas development assistance targets.
(315410)
204
Mr Michael Moore (Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what percentage of the £1.5 billion fast start finance for climate change adaptation programmes announced by the Prime Minister at the UN Climate Change Conference in December 2009 was additional to existing aid allocations.
(315411)
205
Mr Michael Moore (Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, which existing programmes received funding from budgets subsequently identified as sources of fast start finance for climate change adaptation in (a) 2007, (b) 2008 and (c) 2009.
(315412)
206
N
Lindsay Roy (Glenrothes): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent discussions he has had with representatives of governments of sub-Saharan African countries about policy to tackle Aids; and if he will make a statement.
(315201)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Justice
207
N
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people have had a Legal Services Commission legal aid charge postponed and attached to their property after a family proceeding in the last three years.
(314402)
208
N
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he has taken to monitor the level of compliance of (a) magistrates, (b) HM Courts Service fines officers and (c) bailiff companies with the provisions on vulnerable situations of his Department's National Standards for Enforcement Agents.
(314403)
209
N
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will publish the redacted elements of magistrates' courts guidance to bailiffs on procedures for breaking into properties as a last resort.
(314404)
210
N
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if the Government will reduce the interest rate applied to legal aid charges to the Legal Services Commission to reflect changes in the Bank of England base rate.
(314405)
211
N
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent representations he has received on the consultation carried out by his Department's predecessor on Administration of estates: review of the statutory legacy.
(314406)
212
N
Mr David Burrowes (Enfield, Southgate): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much has been distributed from the Victims Fund in 2009-10; which groups have received money from the fund for the provision of services to victims of (a) homicide and (b) hate crime in 2009-10; and what plans he has for the distribution of monies from the fund in 2010-11.
(315346)
213
N
Mr David Burrowes (Enfield, Southgate): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much funding his Department has allocated to the National Victims Service in (a) 2009-10 and (b) 2010-11.
(315347)
214
N
Mr David Burrowes (Enfield, Southgate): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what telephone helplines his Department and its predecessors have provided for victims of murder and manslaughter in each of the last 10 years.
(315350)
215
Philip Davies (Shipley): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 27 January 2010, Official Report, column 864W, on prisoners release, from which prisons were prisoners released in error in 2009.
(315482)
216
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of persons convicted of (a) sexual offences, (b) violence against the person, (c) burglary, (d) robbery and (e) drug offences in each year since 1998 served the maximum applicable sentence.
(315472)
217
Mr David Heathcoat-Amory (Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prosecutions for breaches of the prohibition on chain gifting under section 43 of the Gambling Act 2005 there have been since the entry into force of that provision.
(315715)
218
John Hemming (Birmingham, Yardley): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 9 December 2009, Official Report, column 351W, on freedom of information, if he will bring forward proposals to ensure that public bodies which enter into partnership with other public bodies are subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
(315621)
219
Dr Stephen Ladyman (South Thanet): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will set out, with statistical information related as directly as possible to South Thanet constituency, the effects on South Thanet of the policies and actions of his Department since it was established.
(315634)
220
Mrs Eleanor Laing (Epping Forest): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what discussions he has had with (a) the Scottish Parliament and (b) the Scottish Executive on Clause 36 of the Constitutional Reform and Governance Bill.
(315646)
221
Greg Mulholland (Leeds North West): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people were convicted of causing death by dangerous driving in the West Yorkshire police force area in 2008.
(315538)
222
N
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, which senior officials work in his Department's Data Access and Compliance Unit; what their roles are; what their qualifications are for undertaking those roles; and who is responsible for the performance of the unit.
(314696)
223
N
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many meetings there have been between his Department and the Information Commissioner's Office to discuss his Department's compliance with its obligations under data protection and freedom of information legislation in the last 12 months; when each such meeting occurred; and who attended in each case.
(314697)
224
N
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps have been taken to ensure that outstanding freedom of information and subject access requests to his Department are answered within the statutory timescale; and which official in his Department has responsibility for advising Ministers on freedom of information.
(314698)
225
N
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what training has been provided to (a) him, (b) the Minister of State with responsibility for freedom of information and data protection, (c) the Permanent Secretary and (d) the Director-General, Democracy, Constitution and Law on his Department's responsibilities under freedom of information and data protection legislation; and if he will publish the written material provided in relation to such training.
(314699)
226
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many appeals regarding decisions on funding certificates have been referred to a review panel comprising more than one member in each of the last five years.
(315708)
227
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what expenditure has been incurred on (a) remuneration and (b) expenses for each adjudicator appointed by the Brighton office of the Legal Services Commission in each of the last five years.
(315709)
228
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many appeals to a Legal Services Commission adjudicator have been (a) upheld and (b) rejected in each of the last five years.
(315710)
229
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many applications for legal aid funding have been referred to the Special Cases Unit in Brighton in each of the last five years; and how many of those were (a) accepted, (b) refused and (c) referred to the adjudicator in each such year.
(315711)
230
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, who the chairman and vice chairman is of each of the Legal Services Commission's Regional Review Panels; and on what date each was appointed.
(315712)
231
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, on how many occasions the Review Panel covering the Brighton Special Cases Unit has met; on what date each such meeting took place; who (a) acted as the (i) chairman and (ii) clerk and (b) attended each meeting; how many (A) matters were considered and (B) appeals were (x) upheld and (y) rejected at each meeting; on what date papers were distributed for each meeting; and how many pages there were in each paginated bundle.
(315728)
232
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the statutory requirement set out in paragraph 6.4(b) of the Review Panel Arrangements 2000, what (a) professional and other qualifications and (b) specialist experience and knowledge is held by the Regional Director of the Adjudicators to whom appeals against decisions of the Brighton Special Cases Unit may be referred.
(315729)
233
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, who the Regional Director of the adjudicators is to whom appeals against decisions of the Brighton Special Cases Unit may be referred.
(315730)
234
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how long the adjudicator for the Legal Services Commission (LSC) has to give their decision in respect each matter referred to them; what steps the LSC takes to monitor the performance of adjudicators; who in the LSC monitors the performance of adjudicators; how many complaints about delay have been raised by the LSC with adjudicators in the last five years; and what the outcome was in each case.
(315731)
235
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, which personnel are employed in the Brighton Special Cases Unit of the Legal Services Commission (LSC); what professional and other qualifications were considered relevant to the fulfilment of their role in each such case; to whom such personnel are accountable; and from whom they can seek advice within the LSC.
(315732)
236
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many new housing matters were started by the Legal Services Commission in 2008-09; and how many have been started in 2009-10 to date.
(315650)
237
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of all applications for (a) civil representations and (b) legal help in 2008-09 were related to housing.
(315651)
238
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much the Legal Services Commission spent on acts of assistance relating to housing in each of the last five years; and how much has been spent in 2009-10 to date on applications for acts of assistance.
(315652)
239
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many applications for acts of assistance relating to housing the Legal Services Commission (LSC) received in (a) 2008-09 and (b) 2009-10 to date; how many such applications were accepted; and what percentage of the total number of requests to the LSC each figure represents.
(315653)
240
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many properties registered with the Land Registry have changed ownership in each month since January 2009.
(315654)
241
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the (a) mean and (b) median sale price in 2008-09 prices was of house sales registered with the Land Registry in each year since 2000.
(315655)
Questions to the Leader of the House
242
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Leader of the House, pursuant to the Answer of Lord Bates of 3 December 2009, Official Report, House of Lords, column WA68, on Government Departments: Annual Reports, and with reference to the Government Response to the House of Lords Communications Committee's report into Government Communications, whether her Office publishes an annual report on departmental communications.
(315605)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
243
N
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, for what reasons the President of the Irish Republic was invited the Police Training College on 28 January 2010; and who invited her.
(315358)
244
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many staff in his Department and its agencies have the status of (a) embedded communicators and (b) are members of the Government Communications Network and are not listed in the Central Office of Information White Book.
(315542)
245
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many separate bookings for hotels graded at five star or above were made through the Expotel booking service by his Department in the latest year for which figures are available; and at what cost such bookings were made.
(315543)
246
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to the Answer of Lord Bates of 3 December 2009, Official Report, House of Lords, column WA68, on Government departments: annual reports, and with reference to the Government Response to the House of Lords Communications Committee's report into Government Communications, whether his Department publishes an annual report on departmental communications.
(315610)
247
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what payments were made by his Department and each of its agencies to the Newspaper Licensing Agency in each of the last 10 years.
(315615)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Scotland
248
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many staff in his Department have the status of (a) embedded communicators and (b) are members of the Government Communications Network and are not listed in the Central Office of Information White Book.
(315541)
249
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many separate bookings for hotels graded at five star or above were made through the Expotel booking service by his Department in the latest year for which figures are available; and at what cost such bookings were made.
(315544)
250
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, pursuant to the Answer of Lord Bates of 3 December 2009, Official Report, House of Lords, column WA68, on Government departments: annual reports, and with reference to the Government Response to the House of Lords Communications Committee's report into Government Communications, whether his Department publishes an annual report on departmental communications.
(315609)
251
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what payments were made by his Department and each of its agencies to the Newspaper Licensing Agency in each of the last 10 years.
(315613)
Questions to the Solicitor General
252
N
Mr David Burrowes (Enfield, Southgate): To ask the Solicitor General, with reference to the Answer of 27 March 2009, Official Report, column 729W, on prosecutions, when she expects the comprehensive review of resources available to victim and witness care to report.
(315348)
253
N
Mr David Burrowes (Enfield, Southgate): To ask the Solicitor General, by what methods the Crown Prosecution Service has kept victims of crime informed of the progress of prosecutions since 2002.
(315349)
254
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Solicitor General, with reference to the Answer to the right hon. Member for Horsham of 19 June 2008, Official Report, column 1187W, on Dorneywood: official hospitality, what use the Attorney General's Office has made of Dorneywood for official engagements in the last 12 months.
(315465)
255
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Solicitor General, how many separate bookings at hotels graded five star or above were made through the Expotel booking service by the Law Officers' Departments in the latest year for which figures are available; and at what cost such bookings were made.
(315572)
256
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Solicitor General, what payments the Law Officers' Department made to the Newspaper Licensing Agency in each of the last 10 years.
(315589)
Questions to the honourable Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission
257
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the honourable Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what payments the Electoral Commission has made to Pagoda Public Relations since 2000; for what services such payments were made; and if he will place in the Library a copy of the contracts for such services.
(315576)
Questions to the Minister of State, Department for Transport
258
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, if he will publish the results of his Department's feasibility study of the re-doubling of the Swindon to Kemble railway line.
(315733)
259
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, when he anticipates a final decision will be made on the re-doubling of the Swindon to Kemble railway line.
(315734)
260
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, when the budget from the regional funding allocation in respect of the Swindon to Kemble railway line expires.
(315735)
261
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what the latest date is that a decision can be taken in respect of the re-doubling of the Swindon to Kemble railway line before the expiry of the regional funding allocation.
(315736)
262
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what the earliest date is on which work could commence on the re-doubling of the Swindon to Kemble railway line.
(315737)
263
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with Welsh Assembly Government Ministers on provision for the funding of any shortfall from the regional funding allocation in respect of the re-doubling of the Swindon to Kemble railway line.
(315738)
264
Mr David Crausby (Bolton North East): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, whether he has made an assessment of the effectiveness of the Serco-Northern Rail passenger charter; and if he will make a statement.
(315534)
265
Mr David Crausby (Bolton North East): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what steps his Department (a) has taken and (b) plans to take to assess the performance of the Serco-Northern Rail franchise.
(315535)
266
Mr David Crausby (Bolton North East): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, whether his Department has made a decision on the proposed extension to the Serco-Northern Rail franchise.
(315536)
267
Andrew Gwynne (Denton & Reddish): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, from what budgets the cost of corrective work to the access route from Station Road to the Fallowfield Loop in Reddish will be met.
(315415)
268
Andrew Gwynne (Denton & Reddish): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, which organisation is responsible for the design of the access route from Station Road to the Fallowfield Loop in Reddish.
(315416)
269
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what the distance to the next clockwise M25/A282 junction is from junctions (a) 29, (b) 30, (c) 31, (d) 1a, (e) 1b and (f) 2.
(315413)
270
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what the average weekday vehicle delay in minutes per 10 miles was on the clockwise M25/A282 between junctions (a) 29, (b) 30, (c) 31, (d) 1a, (e) 1b and (f) 2 and junctions (i) 30, (ii) 31, (iii) 1a, (iv) 1b, (v) 2 and (vi) 3 in the last 12 months.
(315423)
271
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what the average weekday vehicle delay in minutes per 10 miles was on the anti-clockwise M25/A282 between junctions (a) 3, (b) 2, (c) 1b, (d) 1a, (e) 31 and (f) 30 and junctions (i) 2, (ii) 1b, (iii) 1a, (iv) 31, (v) 30 and (vi) 29 in the last 12 months.
(315424)
272
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what the average weekday vehicle delay in minutes per 10 miles was in respect of the slowest 10 per cent. of journeys on the clockwise M25/A282 between junctions (a) 29, (b) 30, (c) 31, (d) 1a, (e) 1b and (f) 2 and junctions (i) 30, (ii) 31, (iii) 1a, (iv) 1b, (v) 2 and (vi) 3 in respect of each 15 minute period between 6.00 am and 8.00 pm in the last 12 months.
(315425)
273
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what the average weekday vehicle delay in minutes per 10 miles was in respect of the slowest 10 per cent. of journeys on the anti-clockwise M25/A282 between junctions (a) 3, (b) 2, (c) 1b, (d) 1a, (e) 31 and (f) 30 and junctions (i) 2, (ii) 1b, (iii) 1a, (iv) 31, (v) 30 and (vi) 29 in respect of each 15 minute period between 6.00 am and 8.00 pm in the last 12 months.
(315426)
274
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, how much his Department and its agencies spent on external recruitment consultants in the last year for which figures are available.
(315483)
275
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, how many job vacancies in his Department and its agencies were filled through external recruitment in the last year for which figures are available.
(315484)
276
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, how many separate bookings at five star or above hotels were made through the Expotel contract by his Department in the last year for which figures are available; and at what cost.
(315489)
277
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, how much his Department and its agencies have spent on font licensing in the last three years.
(315490)
278
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, whether any written instructions have been provided to his Department's Accounting Officer in accordance with paragraph 5.5 of the Ministerial Code since May 2002.
(315565)
279
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, how many staff in his Department and its agencies have the status of (a) embedded communicators and (b) are members of the Government Communications Network and are not listed in the Central Office of Information White Book.
(315570)
280
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what payments (a) his Department and (b) each of its agencies made to the Newspaper Licensing Agency in each year since his Department was established.
(315591)
281
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of Lord Bates of 3 December 2009, Official Report, House of Lords, column WA68, on Government Departments: Annual Reports, and with reference to the Government Response to the House of Lords Communications Committee's report into Government Communications, whether his Department publishes an annual report on departmental communications.
(315603)
282
Dr Stephen Ladyman (South Thanet): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, if he will set out, with statistical information related as directly as possible to South Thanet constituency, the effects on South Thanet of the policies and actions of his Department and its predecessors since 2000.
(315638)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Wales
283
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many staff in his Department have the status of (a) embedded communicators and (b) are members of the Government Communications Network and are not listed in the Central Office of Information White Book.
(315540)
284
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many separate bookings at hotels graded at five star or above were made through the Expotel booking service by his Department in the latest year for which figures are available; and at what cost such bookings were made.
(315545)
285
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, pursuant to the Answer of Lord Bates of 3 December 2009, Official Report, House of Lords, column WA68, on Government departments: annual reports, and with reference to the Government Response to the House of Lords Communications Committee's report into Government Communications, whether his Department publishes an annual report on departmental communications.
(315608)
286
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what payments were made by his Department to the Newspaper Licensing Agency in each of the last 10 years.
(315612)
Questions to the Minister for Women and Equality
287
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Minister for Women and Equality, how many job vacancies at the (a) Government Equalities Office and (b) Equality and Human Rights Commission were filled through external recruitment agencies in the latest year for which figures are available.
(315531)
288
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Minister for Women and Equality, how much the (a) Government Equalities Office and (b) Equality and Human Rights Commission spent on external recruitment consultants in the latest year for which figures are available.
(315532)
289
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Minister for Women and Equality, how much the (a) Government Equalities Office and (b) Equality and Human Rights Commission has spent on font licensing since its creation.
(315533)
290
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Minister for Women and Equality, how many separate bookings at hotels graded at five star or above were made through the Expotel booking service by (a) Government Equalities Office and (b) Equality and Human Rights Commission in the latest year for which figures are available; and at what cost such bookings were made.
(315547)
291
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Minister for Women and Equality, pursuant to the Answer of Lord Bates of 3 December 2009, Official Report, House of Lords, column WA68, on Government departments: annual reports, and with reference to the Government Response to the House of Lords Communications Committee's report into Government Communications, whether the Government Equalities Office publishes an annual report on departmental communications.
(315607)
292
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Minister for Women and Equality, what payments have been made by (a) the Government Equalities Office and (b) the Equality and Human Rights Commission to the Newspaper Licensing Agency in each year since their inception.
(315611)
293
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Minister for Women and Equality, pursuant to the Answer of 9 December 2009, Official Report, column 351W, on Equality and Human Rights Commission: public relations, what payments the Commission has made to (a) Positif Politics and (b) APCO Worldwide since its establishment; on what dates and for what purposes; and if she will place in the Library a copy of the contracts under which such payments were made.
(315616)
294
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Minister for Women and Equality, with reference to the Answer of 12 October 2009, Official Report, column 33W, on Public Sector: procurement, whether a small firms impact assessment has been produced in relation to their new public procurement duties on contracting authorities; what the timetable is for the production of the non-legislative toolkit; and whether small firms will be consulted before its introduction.
(315617)
295
Dr Stephen Ladyman (South Thanet): To ask the Minister for Women and Equality, if she will set out, with statistical information related as directly as possible to South Thanet constituency, the effects on South Thanet of the policies and actions of the Government Equalities Office since it was established.
(315635)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
296
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people have obtained jobs through the Future Jobs Fund with the social enterprise Real Baby Milk since the inception of the Fund.
(315669)
297
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what forecast she has made of the take-up by graduates of the Graduate Guarantee in the next 12 months; and how many (a) internships and (b) training places she expects to be made available under the scheme in the next 12 months.
(315670)
298
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much employment-related funding she expects each region to receive from the European Regional Development Programmes on a per capita basis in the period 2007 to 2013; and what information her Department holds on the distribution of such funds on a per capita basis to other EU member States in that period for benchmarking purposes.
(315671)
299
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what her latest assessment is of the adequacy of skills training on offer to claimants of Incapacity Benefit and Employment and Support Allowance; and for what reason claimants of Incapacity Benefit and Employment and Support Allowance are not able to access Train to Gain if they have more than four GCSE's or NVQ Level 2.
(315694)
300
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment she has made of the effect on benefit claimants of the period between which they move into work and have their benefit stopped and their first payment from their employer; what steps she is planning to take to help deal with this issue for benefit claimants; and whether she has considered allowing providers more flexibility to cover this gap using their service fee.
(315695)
301
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether any written instructions have been provided to her Department's and its predecessors' Accounting Officer in accordance with paragraph 5.5 of the Ministerial Code since 1997.
(315471)
302
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what payment from (a) her Department and (b) each of its agencies to the Newspaper Licensing Agency was made in each of the last 10 years.
(315587)
303
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many staff in her Department and its agencies have the status of (a) embedded communicators or (b) are members of the Government Communications Network but are not listed in the Central Office of Information White Book.
(315596)
304
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what funding her Department has provided for the Lighthouse Project on digital inclusion to date.
(315597)
305
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what expenditure her Department has incurred on each management consultant engaged in connection with the Pensions Transformation programme in the last 12 months.
(315598)
306
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of Lord Bates of 3 December 2009, Official Report, House of Lords, column WA68, on Government Departments: Annual Reports, and with reference to the Government Response to the House of Lords Communications Committee's report into Government Communications, whether her Department publishes an annual report on departmental communications.
(315606)
307
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many separate bookings at five star or above hotels were made by her Department under its contract with Expotel in the last 12 months; and at what cost.
(315696)
308
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much her Department and its agencies spent on external recruitment consultants in the last 12 months.
(315697)
309
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many job vacancies in her Department and its agencies were filled through external recruitment in the last year for which figures are available.
(315698)
310
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the budget is for the Direct.gov television advertising campaign launched on 4 January 2010; and which celebrities were employed to feature in the campaign.
(315699)
311
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 10 December 2009, Official Report, column 524W, on Remploy: public relations, if she will place in the Library a copy of the documents produced by Portland PR for Remploy on factory closures communications.
(315700)
312
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much her Department and its agencies have spent on font licensing in the last three years.
(315701)
313
Dr Stephen Ladyman (South Thanet): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will set out, with statistical information related as directly as possible to South Thanet constituency, the effects on South Thanet of her Department's policies and actions since 2000.
(315632)
314
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether bonus payments paid to senior civil servants form part of their remuneration for pension purposes.
(315507)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
315
Mr Mark Field (Cities of London & Westminster): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether he plans to review the power of local authorities to monitor the activities of licensed social clubs in respect of gambling and gaming.
[Transferred] (315427)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
316
N
Mr George Galloway (Bethnal Green & Bow): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the number of private colleges that have closed as a result of a failure to gain Government accreditation as bona fide institutions offering courses for overseas students in the last 12 months.
[Transferred] (314604)
317
N
Mr George Galloway (Bethnal Green & Bow): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the number of private colleges that have received and subsequently lost accreditation as a bona fide institution offering courses for overseas students (a) temporarily and (b) permanently.
[Transferred] (314605)
318
N
Mr George Galloway (Bethnal Green & Bow): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the number of students studying at colleges which have received and subsequently lost accreditation as a bona fide institution offering courses for overseas students.
[Transferred] (314606)
319
N
Mr George Galloway (Bethnal Green & Bow): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what provision his Department makes for students studying at colleges which lose accreditation as a bona fide institution offering courses for overseas students to enable them to continue their studies.
[Transferred] (314607)

 
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