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Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Tuesday 9 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.
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Questions for Oral or Written Answer
beginning on Tuesday 9 February 2010
(the 'Questions Book')

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Tuesday 9 February 2010


This paper contains only Written Questions for answer on Tuesday 9 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 Tuesday 9 February of which no previous notice has been given, see the Order Paper.

For Written and Oral Questions for answer after Tuesday 9 February see Part 2 of this paper.


Questions to the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
1
N
Adam Afriyie (Windsor): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how much funding from the £200 million allocated to the Strategic Investment Fund in the 2009 Pre-Budget Report has been (a) allocated and (b) disbursed to each project in each (i) constituency, (ii) local authority area and (iii) Government Office region.
(315806)
2
Alan Keen (Feltham & Heston): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many residents of Feltham and Heston constituency qualify for paid leave entitlements.
(316690)
3
Alan Keen (Feltham & Heston): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many modern apprenticeships have been started in Feltham and Heston constituency since 1997.
(316692)
4
Alan Keen (Feltham & Heston): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many and what percentage of women resident in Feltham and Heston constituency have taken 26 weeks maternity leave since 1997.
(316698)
5
Alan Keen (Feltham & Heston): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many of those resident in Feltham and Heston constituency have been paid at the national minimum wage rate since its introduction.
(316701)
6
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what the criteria are for the award of a loan to a company under the Enterprise Finance Guarantee Scheme.
(316783)
7
John Mason (Glasgow East): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how much his Department spent on Ministerial hospitality in (a) 2004-05, (b) 2005-06, (c) 2006-07 and (d) 2007-08, expressed in current prices.
(316838)
8
John Mason (Glasgow East): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many receptions he has hosted for representatives of print and broadcast media since 3 October 2008; and how many he plans to host in 2010.
(316839)
9
Jon Trickett (Hemsworth): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many people aged between 16 and 24 years in (a) Hemsworth and (b) Wakefield have been paid at the rate of the minimum wage or above since its introduction.
(316711)
Questions to the Minister for the Cabinet Office
10
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether she plans to implement a work from home scheme in order to reduce the carbon footprint of the Civil Service.
(315753)
11
Alan Keen (Feltham & Heston): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if she will set out, with statistical evidence relating as closely as possible to Feltham and Heston constituency, the effects on that constituency of changes to her Department's policies since 1997.
(316678)
12
Alan Keen (Feltham & Heston): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the mortality rate from cancer was in Feltham and Heston constituency in (a) 1997 and (b) the latest period for which figures are available.
(316686)
13
Alan Keen (Feltham & Heston): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many businesses have started up in Feltham and Heston constituency since 1997.
(316696)
14
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the average income of a household in the (a) private rented sector and (b) social rented sector was in each of the last three years.
(316740)
15
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much her Department paid to the Government Car and Despatch Agency in each of the last five years; how much was spent on such payments in 2009-10; and what proportion of such payments was made in respect of the Government Car Service.
(316787)
16
Jon Trickett (Hemsworth): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if she will set out, with statistical information related as directly as possible to Hemsworth constituency, the effects on Hemsworth of her Department's policies and actions in respect of young people since 2000.
(316712)
Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
17
N
Adam Afriyie (Windsor): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the cost to the public purse has been of providing the additional funds to the Strategic Investment Fund announced in the 2009 Pre-Budget Report; and how much funding has been allocated to the Strategic Investment Fund since its inception.
(316018)
18
Tony Baldry (Banbury): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what reports he has received of allegations that North Korea is using Luxembourg as a channel for money laundering; and if he will request the government of Luxembourg to investigate the allegations.
(316823)
19
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much revenue accrued to the Exchequer from duties on sales of alcohol in Northern Ireland in each of the last 12 months.
(316707)
20
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much revenue has accrued to the Exchequer from value added tax collected in Northern Ireland in the last 12 months; and what proportion of that revenue accrued from sales of alcohol.
(316708)
21
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much revenue accrued to the Exchequer from alcohol excise duties on spirits in the last 12 months; and what estimates were made of such revenue for that period in the last three years.
(316709)
22
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much revenue has accrued to the Exchequer from tax on the sale of (a) domestically-produced and (b) imported spirits in each of the last 12 months.
(316710)
23
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the Answer to the hon. Member for Tamworth of 21 April 2008, Official Report, column 1675W, on excise duties: alcoholic drinks, what percentage of the average price of a (a) pint of 4 per cent. beer, (b) a 70cl bottle of 37 per cent. spirits and (c) a 75cl bottle of 13 per cent wine comprised tax in each of the last 10 years.
(316719)
24
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much tax has been recovered in the sale of seized contraband (a) beer, (b) wine and (c) spirits in each of the last five years.
(316758)
25
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many staff of his Department work on the recovery of duty lost through fraud on alcohol sales.
(316796)
26
Alan Keen (Feltham & Heston): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will set out, with statistical evidence relating as closely as possible to Feltham and Heston constituency, the effects on that constituency of changes to the Department's policies since 1997.
(316674)
27
John Mason (Glasgow East): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much the Treasury received from inheritance tax from estates in Glasgow East constituency in the last five years.
(316754)
28
John Mason (Glasgow East): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many homeowners are in receipt of assistance from the Homeowner Mortgage Protection Scheme in Glasgow East constituency.
(316755)
29
Hywel Williams (Caernarfon): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the amount of statutory sick pay not paid by companies in each of the last five years.
(316756)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families
30
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many (a) secondary schools, (b) pupil referral units and (c) special schools (i) were in the National Challenge and (ii) had been in the National Challenge for more than (A) one year, (B) two years and (C) three years on the latest date for which information is available.
(316721)
31
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many pupils at (a) grammar, (b) comprehensive and (c) Academy schools were members of cadet forces in the last year for which figures are available.
(316722)
32
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many (a) primary schools, (b) secondary school, (c) pupil referral units and (d) special schools (i) were in special measures, (ii) had been in special measures for more than a year and (iii) had been in special measures for more than two years on the latest date for which information is available.
(316723)
33
Stewart Hosie (Dundee East): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, whether consultants have been contracted to carry out public participation activity on behalf of his Department in the last three years.
(316835)
34
Stewart Hosie (Dundee East): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how much was spent on advertising by (a) his Department and (b) each (i) non-departmental public body and (ii) executive agency for which his Department is responsible in 2009.
(316836)
35
Stewart Hosie (Dundee East): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how much was spent on external consultants and advisers by (a) his Department and (b) each (i) non-departmental public body and (ii) executive agency for which his Department is responsible in 2009.
(316837)
36
Alan Keen (Feltham & Heston): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many children in Feltham and Heston constituency attend Sure Start centres.
(316668)
37
Alan Keen (Feltham & Heston): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how much funding his Department has allocated for children's centres in Feltham and Heston constituency.
(316669)
38
Alan Keen (Feltham & Heston): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, if he will set out, with statistical evidence relating as closely as possible to Feltham and Heston constituency, the effects on that constituency of changes to his Department's policies since 1997.
(316679)
39
Alan Keen (Feltham & Heston): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many 14 year olds in schools in Feltham and Heston constituency obtained level 5 or above in key stage 3 results in (a) 1997 and (b) 2009.
(316680)
40
Alan Keen (Feltham & Heston): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many 11 year olds in schools in Feltham and Heston constituency obtained level 4 or above in key stage 2 results in (a) 1997 and (b) 2009.
(316681)
41
Alan Keen (Feltham & Heston): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many childcare places have been created in Feltham and Heston constituency since 1997.
(316682)
42
Alan Keen (Feltham & Heston): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many (a) free nursery and (b) pre-school places were available for (i) three and (ii) four year olds in Feltham and Heston constituency in each year since 1997.
(316683)
43
Alan Keen (Feltham & Heston): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many pupils in schools in Feltham and Heston constituency gained five A* to C GCSEs or equivalent in (a) 1997 and (b) 2009.
(316687)
44
Alan Keen (Feltham & Heston): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how much has been spent repairing schools in Feltham and Heston constituency in each year since 1997.
(316695)
45
Alan Keen (Feltham & Heston): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how much per pupil has been spent on schools in Feltham and Heston constituency in each year since 1997.
(316697)
46
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, if he will place in the Library a copy of his Department's document entitled Social Mobility: Narrowing Social Class Educational Attainment Gaps published on 26 April 2006.
(316716)
47
N
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, which non-departmental public bodies have received funding from his Department in each year since its inception; and how much was paid to each in each such year.
(316554)
48
Jon Trickett (Hemsworth): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many people have received the educational maintenance allowance in Hemsworth constituency since its introduction.
(316713)
49
Jon Trickett (Hemsworth): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many young people in Hemsworth constituency have received lessons on citizenship since that subject was made part of the National Curriculum.
(316714)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
50
N
Julia Goldsworthy (Falmouth & Camborne): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the estimated cost to the public purse was of the work of regional Ministers in the last year for which information is available; and if he will make a statement.
(316647)
51
Alan Keen (Feltham & Heston): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many properties in Feltham and Heston constituency (a) have been improved under the Decent Homes programme in each year of the programme and (b) do not meet the Decent Homes standard.
(316670)
52
N
Tony Lloyd (Manchester Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what his policy is on the provision of affordable housing.
(316654)
53
N
Tony Lloyd (Manchester Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many housing starts for housing of each type of tenure there were in (a) the City of Manchester and (b) Manchester Central constituency in the latest period for which figures are available.
(316655)
54
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 3 February 2010, Official Report, column 361W, on Homes and Communities Agency and Tenant Services Authority loans, what rate of interest was applied to loans to staff; and for what reason the loans were made.
(316737)
55
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 4 February 2010, Official Report, column 524W, on buildings: energy, how many and what proportion of properties on the Non-Domestic EPC Register have a Band (a) A, (b) B, (c) C, (d) D, (e) E and (f) F rating.
(316738)
56
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many HomeBuy providers there are in each region.
(316739)
57
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many homes from local authority housing stock were disposed of in each year since 1997.
(316741)
58
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the net change in the number of homes in local authority housing stock was in each year since 1997.
(316742)
59
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many new (a) affordable homes and (b) homes for social rent have been built in the spending period 2008-11.
(316743)
60
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 30 March 2009, Official Report, column 969W, on the housing market, when Ministers were first informed of the new analytical model developed by Heriot-Watt University; when that model came into use in his Department; and if he will place in the Library a copy of the research report associated with the development of that model.
(316744)
61
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much his Department has spent on publicising the (a) Mortgage Rescue Scheme and (b) Homeowner Mortgage Support Scheme.
(316747)
62
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much has been spent on the Rent to HomeBuy scheme in each region on the latest date for which figures are available.
(316759)
63
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the average income of a Rent to HomeBuy (a) tenant and (b) purchaser was in each of the last three years.
(316760)
64
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many Rent to HomeBuy completions there have been in 2009-10; and how many households have purchased a stake in their home under that scheme in 2009-10.
(316761)
65
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many homes were rented under the Rent to HomeBuy scheme in each region in each of the last three years.
(316762)
66
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many active tenancies there are under the Rent to HomeBuy scheme in each Government Office region.
(316763)
67
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much his Department paid to the Government Car and Despatch Agency in each of the last five years; how much it has spent on such payments in 2009-10; and what proportion of such payments was made in respect of the Government Car Service.
(316788)
68
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many (a) homes and (b) households there were in each region in each of the last two years.
(316805)
69
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many housing associations have been assigned to grade (a) 3 and (b) 4 following a Tenant Services Authority review of their financial position; and if he will make a statement.
(316806)
70
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much his Department plans to spend on improving the supply and quality of housing in (a) 2009-10, (b) 2010-11 and (c) 2011-12 in (i) cash terms and (ii) 2008-09 prices.
(316807)
71
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate his Department has made of the proportion of affordable housing made available under section 106 agreements in 2008-09.
(316808)
72
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many registered social landlords there were in 2009; and how many properties were owned by them.
(316809)
73
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much his Department spent against its Objective 4 to deliver a better balance between housing supply and demand (a) in cash terms and (b) in 2009-10 prices in each of the last five years.
(316810)
74
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate his Department has made of the proportion of vulnerable people in each vulnerability group who lived in decent private sector homes in each year since 2002.
(316811)
75
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the average Homes and Communities Agency grant per unit was for a new (a) affordable home and (b) home for social rent in each region in (i) each of the last three years and (ii) 2009-10 to date.
(316812)
76
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much his Department spent on the major repairs allowance in 2008-09; and how much he expects to spend on the allowance in (a) 2009-10 and (b) 2010-11.
(316813)
77
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many and what proportion of all domestic properties on the Domestic EPC Register have Band (a) A, (b) B, (c) C, (d) D, (e) E, (f) F and (g) G ratings.
(316814)
78
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many properties on the (a) domestic and (b) non-domestic Energy Performance Certificate Register have received more than one inspection in the last three years; and for how many the rating (i) declined and (ii) improved in the last inspection.
(316815)
79
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much was spent by his Department on the English House Condition Survey in 2008-09.
(316816)
80
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many homes for social rent were built (a) by local authorities, (b) by housing associations and (c) privately in (i) 2008-09 and (ii) 2009-10 to date.
(316817)
81
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what research his Department has conducted into the income of households in the social rented sector.
(316818)
82
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent assessment he has made of the level of borrowing by housing associations to finance the building of new homes.
(316819)
83
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many homes were (a) started and (b) completed by (i) local authorities, (ii) housing associations and (iii) private builders in (A) 2008-09 and (B) 2009-10 to date.
(316820)
84
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many households received an offer on their property under the Mortgage Rescue Scheme in each local authority area in each of the last 12 months; and how many such offers were subsequently accepted by the homeowner.
(316821)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
85
Alan Keen (Feltham & Heston): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will set out, with statistical evidence relating as closely as possible to Feltham and Heston constituency, the effects on that constituency of changes to his Department's policies since 1997.
(316675)
86
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much his Department paid to the Government Car and Despatch Agency in each of the last five years; how much it has spent on such payments in 2009-10; and what proportion of such payments was made in respect of the Government Car Service.
(316789)
87
N
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will bring forward proposals to enable deposit libraries to archive iPhone applications.
(316646)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence
88
Stewart Hosie (Dundee East): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many times depleted uranium shells have been test-fired in Scotland in 2009 at each test-firing location.
(316751)
89
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department spent on (a) rechargeable and (b) single use batteries in the latest period for which figures are available.
(316720)
90
N
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 26 October 2009, Official Report, column 23, on the Territorial Army, for what reason drill nights at the 38 (Irish) Brigade Regional training Centre at Ballykinler, County Down remain suspended.
(316444)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change
91
N
Mr Michael Clapham (Barnsley West & Penistone): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, whether those instructed to act for his Department in litigation relating to miner's knee have made an assessment of the prospects of success of defending the claims.
(316127)
92
N
Mr Michael Clapham (Barnsley West & Penistone): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what expenditure his Department has incurred to date on preparing for miner's knee litigation.
(316128)
93
Stewart Hosie (Dundee East): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how much was spent on travel between England and Scotland by staff of his Department in each year since its inception.
(316792)
94
Stewart Hosie (Dundee East): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what the cost of international travel by Ministers and officials in his Department has been since May 2009.
(316793)
95
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what steps he plans to take to implement a personal carbon incentive scheme; when the scheme will be introduced; and how it will operate.
(316764)
96
Alan Keen (Feltham & Heston): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many households in Feltham and Heston constituency have received assistance under the Home Energy Efficiency Scheme since the inception of the scheme.
(316661)
97
Alan Keen (Feltham & Heston): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many applications from residents of Feltham and Heston constituency to the Warm Front Scheme for (a) heating, (b) insulation and (c) heating and insulation were approved in each of the last three years.
(316664)
98
Alan Keen (Feltham & Heston): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how much has been spent on the Warm Front programme in Feltham and Heston constituency in each year since its inception; and what other steps have been taken in that constituency to (a) encourage greater energy efficiency measures and (b) reduce the level of fuel poverty.
(316665)
99
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how much his Department has paid to the Government Car and Despatch Agency since its inception; how much it has spent on such payments in 2009-10; and what proportion of such payments was made in respect of the Government Car Service.
(316786)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
100
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will hold discussions with the Secretary of State for Health in order to merge the Food Standards Agency's Livestock Traceability Scheme with his Department's animal tracing schemes.
(316825)
101
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, for what livestock traceability schemes his Deapartment is responsible; and what the (a) objectives and (b) costs in 2009-10 are of each.
(316826)
102
Alan Keen (Feltham & Heston): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will set out, with statistical evidence relating as closely as possible to Feltham and Heston constituency, the effects on that constituency of changes to his Department's policies since 1997.
(316676)
103
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much his Department paid to the Government Car and Despatch Agency in each of the last five years; how much it has spent on such payments in 2009-10; and what proportion of such payments was made in respect of the Government Car Service.
(316785)
104
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent representations he has received from the Association of Photographers on Environment Agency photography contracts.
(316715)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
105
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with which UK private security companies representatives of the UK Trade and Investment Defence and Security Organisation have met in each of the last five years; and in which countries these meetings took place.
(316724)
106
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what criteria are used by the UK Trade and Investment Defence and Security Organisation to decide whether to assist UK private military and security companies to obtain business abroad.
(316725)
107
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what consultations have taken place with the Saharawi since the 2006 EU-Morocco Fisheries Agreement came into effect on the subject of their desire for the Agreement.
(315752)
108
N
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many times the Government Hospitality Advisory Committee for the Purchase of Wine has met in each of the last three years.
(316344)
109
N
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many scholarships have been awarded by the Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission in each of the last five years.
(316345)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
110
N
John Austin (Erith & Thamesmead): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will issue guidance to primary care trusts implementing local enhanced services on incentives for primary care health professionals to identify and treat men and women over the age of 50 with (a) osteoporosis and (b) a history of fragility fractures.
(316346)
111
N
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he plans to publish his Department's strategy for young people who sexually abuse; and if he will make a statement.
(316445)
112
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the (a) objectives and (b) costs for 2009-10 are of the Food Standards Agency's Livestock Traceability Scheme.
(316824)
113
Stewart Hosie (Dundee East): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the net cost to the NHS per theatre hour used was of each operating theatre in England in each of the last five years.
(316752)
114
Stewart Hosie (Dundee East): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many operations were conducted in each strategic health authority area in England in each of the last three years.
(316753)
115
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the level of access to independent mental health advocates by qualifying patients in (a) Birmingham and (b) England.
(316749)
116
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which primary care trusts (a) have and (b) have not commissioned independent mental health advocate (IMHA) services; and if he will establish a national database of IMHA services.
(316750)
117
Alan Keen (Feltham & Heston): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many and what percentage of suspected cancer patients resident in Feltham and Heston saw an NHS consultant within two weeks of referral in each year since 1997.
(316662)
118
Alan Keen (Feltham & Heston): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many and what pecentage of women resident in Feltham and Heston with suspected breast cancer saw a specialist within two weeks of referral in each year since 1997.
(316666)
119
Alan Keen (Feltham & Heston): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people resident in Feltham and Heston over (a) retirement age and (b) the age of 60 years are entitled to free eye tests.
(316667)
120
Alan Keen (Feltham & Heston): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will set out, with statistical evidence relating as closely as possible to Feltham and Heston constituency, the effects on that constituency of changes to the Department's policies since 1997.
(316671)
121
Alan Keen (Feltham & Heston): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many nurses were employed in the area covered by Hounslow Primary Care Trust in (a) 1997 and (b) the latest period for which figures are available.
(316689)
122
N
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people have had their symptoms assessed online by the National Pandemic Flu Service; and what proportion of such persons were allocated Tamiflu.
(316009)
123
N
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what training is given to telephone operators at the National Pandemic Flu Service Hotline.
(316011)
124
John Mann (Bassetlaw): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many qualified school nurses there are employed in schools in (a) Bassetlaw constituency and (b) Nottinghamshire local authority.
(316726)
125
N
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his Department's policy is on the statutory regulation of herbal practitioners.
(316642)
126
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to reduce the number of people presenting to their GPs with minor ailments.
(316718)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
127
N
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost per day is of providing 24-hour surveillance of a controllee subject to a control order.
(316656)
128
N
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make an assessment of whether the restrictions on the law reporting of control order judgements enable counsel and courts to follow precedent effectively; and if he will make a statement.
(316657)
129
N
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) individuals have been subject to control orders and (b) control orders are in force with a requirement for the controllee to relocate their home; how many such conditions were later rescinded; and if he will make a statement.
(316658)
130
N
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, in respect of the two control orders that were rescinded so as not to disclose the cases on which they were based, for how long each of the controllees was subject to the order before it was rescinded, whether the controllees are (a) UK or (b) foreign nationals and whether the controllees are subject to any other form of restriction; and if he will make a statement.
(316659)
131
N
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions he has had with those responsible for law reporting on the implications of the restrictions on reporting of control order judgments and internment orders; and if he will make a statement.
(316660)
132
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he has made an estimate of the number of people who regularly use internet sites to solicit prostitutes; whether he has plans to seek to prevent the use of the internet for such purposes; and if he will make a statement.
(316077)
133
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been (a) arrested and (b) subsequently charged with offences relating to the soliciting of prostitutes in (i) Ribble Valley constituency, (ii) Lancashire and (iii) England and Wales in each of the last five years.
(316078)
134
Stewart Hosie (Dundee East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many dispatched passports have been reported lost since November 2007; and what estimate he has made of the number of such lost passports that may have been stolen.
(316794)
135
Stewart Hosie (Dundee East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the amount of carbon dioxide emissions from his Department's buildings in each year since 2005.
(316795)
136
Stewart Hosie (Dundee East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much was spent on external consultants and advisers by (a) his Department, (b) each (i) non-departmental public body and (ii) executive agency for which his Department is responsible and (c) each other body sponsored by his Department in each year since 2005.
(316834)
137
Alan Keen (Feltham & Heston): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will set out, with statistical evidence relating as closely as possible to Feltham and Heston constituency, the effects on the Department's policies since 1997.
(316672)
138
Alan Keen (Feltham & Heston): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the level of recorded crime was in Hounslow Constabulary area in (a) 1997 and (b) the latest period for which figures are available.
(316691)
139
Alan Keen (Feltham & Heston): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many full-time police officers there were in Feltham and Heston (a) in 1997 and (b) at the latest date for which information is available.
(316699)
140
Alan Keen (Feltham & Heston): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much his Department spent on programmes to tackle the misuse of drugs in Feltham and Heston in (a) 1997-98 and (b) 2008-09.
(316700)
141
Alan Keen (Feltham & Heston): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) recorded crimes, (b) recorded violent crimes, (c) burglaries and (d) vehicle thefts there were in Feltham and Heston in (i) 1997 and (ii) the latest year for which information is available.
(316702)
142
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what mechanisms are in place to assist those who are unable to afford the fee required for an extension to a UK visa.
(316782)
143
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police officers in each police force in England were on each category of restricted duties in each reporting period from 1997 to 2010; and if he will make a statement.
(316717)
144
N
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the full chronology is of the processing of the hon. Member for Thurrock's constituent's case, Ref J269056, since the granting of exceptional leave to remain on 22 May 2000; for what reasons his acknowledged re-application submitted in 2004 has not been determined; when that application will be determined; and if he will make a statement.
(316543)
145
N
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the full chronology is of the processing of the hon. Member for Thurrock's constituent's case, Ref G354413; CTS Ref No. M12456/9, since his arrival in the UK on 26 April 1997; for what reasons there has been no determination of his and his family's case; when the case will be determined; and if he will make a statement.
(316544)
146
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much his Department paid to the Government Car and Despatch Agency in each of the last five years; how much it has spent on such payments in 2009-10; and what proportion of such payments was made in respect of the Government Car Service.
(316784)
Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development
147
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what proportion of the funding provided by his Department to UNITAID was allocated to tuberculosis drugs, vaccine and diagnostics in the latest period for which figures are available.
(316703)
148
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department is taking to implement the World Health Assembly's resolution 62.15 on prevention and control of multidrug resistant tuberculosis and extensively drug resistant tuberculosis.
(316704)
149
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department is taking to promote the development and production of anti-tuberculosis drugs appropriate for children in developing countries.
(316705)
150
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department is taking to implement commitments made by EU member states in the 2007 Berlin Declaration on Tuberculosis.
(316706)
151
N
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Oral Answer from the Prime Minister of 13 January 2010, Official Report, column 688, on engagements, to which organisations the increased aid to the Western Sahara will be granted.
(316572)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Justice
152
N
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people received an indeterminate sentence for public protection with a tariff of 23 months or less under the new exceptional circumstances legislation (a) between 14 July and 31 December 2008 and (b) in 2009.
(316648)
153
N
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners serving an indeterminate sentence for public protection are two years or more past the expiry of their tariff date.
(316649)
154
N
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners serving an indeterminate sentence for public protection had a tariff of 23 months or less before July 2008 and are now in an open prison.
(316650)
155
N
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners serving an indeterminate sentence for public protection are in an open prison.
(316651)
156
N
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people received an indeterminate sentence for public protection with a tariff of two years in (a) 2005, (b) 2006, (c) 2007, (d) the period 1 July to 14 January 2008, (e) the period 14 July to 31 December 2008 and (f) 2009.
(316652)
157
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many young adults were in the criminal justice system in (a) Coventry and (b) England in each year since 1997.
(316210)
158
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent steps his Department has taken to improve support for young adults in the criminal justice system.
(316211)
159
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much his Department spent on rehabilitation programmes for young people in the criminal justice system in the latest period for which figures are available.
(316212)
160
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 27 January 2010, Official Report, columns 865-6W, on prisoners: gender identity disorder, in what form the advice and information contained within the draft guidance is made available to prisoners who do not request it.
(316791)
161
Alan Keen (Feltham & Heston): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will set out, with statistical evidence relating as closely as possible to Feltham and Heston constituency, the effects on that constituency of changes to his Department's policies since 1997.
(316673)
162
N
John Mann (Bassetlaw): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many industrial tribunal cases are outstanding.
(316135)
163
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people the Land Registry employed on the latest date for which figures are available.
(316797)
Questions to the Solicitor General
164
N
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy): To ask the Solicitor General, what recent discussions she has had with the Law Society and the Bar Council on proposals to change levels of remuneration for prosecuting lawyers in the criminal courts.
(316146)
Questions to the Minister of State, Department for Transport
165
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what steps have been taken since 4 February 2009 to ensure that local authorities have adequate supplies of road salt.
(316822)
166
N
Mark Hunter (Cheadle): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, which projects have been allocated funding from the £6 billion fund for national strategic roads announced in July 2008; how much each has been allocated (a) before the start of financial year 2009-10 and (b) in respect of financial year (i) 2009-10, (ii) 2010-11, (iii) 2011-12, (iv) 2012-13, (v) 2013-14 and (vi) 2014-15; which of them are planned to start before the end of financial year 2009-10; and how much funding each such project has been allocated beyond financial year 2014-15.
(316573)
167
Alan Keen (Feltham & Heston): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, how many pensioners in Feltham and Heston were in receipt of concessionary bus travel fares (a) in 1997 and (b) in the latest period for which figures are available.
(316685)
168
N
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, if he will require each local authority seeking to install speed cameras on motorways passing through that local authority's area to use the money raised in consequence of the operation of such cameras to install lighting on motorways throughout that area.
(316010)
169
N
Fiona Mactaggart (Slough): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what steps he is taking to reduce the level of industrial injuries incurred by manual handling workers in the aviation industry.
(316112)
170
N
Mr Andrew Smith (Oxford East): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what recent assessment his Department has made of the effects on accident rates of spray on (a) motorways and (b) other principal roads.
(316103)
171
N
Mr Andrew Smith (Oxford East): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what recent research his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the effects on the generation of spray during heavy rainfall of different motorway surfaces.
(316104)
172
N
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, if he will discuss with Southeastern Trains management the postponement of the high speed passenger rail service to St Pancras until the regular service runs to timetable.
(316643)
173
N
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, if he will review the award of the Southeastern rail franchise.
(316644)
Questions to the Minister for Women and Equality
174
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Minister for Women and Equality, whether the Government Equalities Office has made a recent estimate of the number of prostitutes who have become involved in the sex industry by making contact with companies on the internet; whether she plans to seek to prevent the use of the internet for such purposes; and if she will make a statement.
(316076)
175
Alan Keen (Feltham & Heston): To ask the Minister for Women and Equality, if she will set out, with statistical evidence relating as closely as possible to Feltham and Heston constituency, the effects on that constituency of changes to the Government Equalities Office's policies since its establishment.
(316684)
176
John Mason (Glasgow East): To ask the Minister for Women and Equality, how many receptions she has hosted for representatives of print and broadcast media since 3 October 2008.
(316790)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
177
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number of claimants of (a) jobseeker's allowance, (b) income support, (c) incapacity benefit and (d) employment and support allowance who were alcohol mis-users in each of the last five years.
(316765)
178
N
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent estimate her Department has made of the number of (a) single pensioner and (b) pensioner couple households living below the guaranteed minimum income for pensioners.
(316653)
179
Alan Keen (Feltham & Heston): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in Feltham and Heston constituency have (a) started Pathways to Work and (b) made recorded job starts under Pathways to Work in each year since the inception of the programme; and how many of those who started a job remain in employment.
(316663)
180
Alan Keen (Feltham & Heston): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will set out, with statistical evidence relating as closely as possible to Feltham and Heston constituency, the effects on that constituency of changes to her Department's policies since 1997.
(316677)
181
Alan Keen (Feltham & Heston): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many women resident in Feltham and Heston have participated in the New Deal for (a) Lone Parents and (b) Partners since 1997; and if she will make a statement.
(316693)
182
Alan Keen (Feltham & Heston): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many pensioners resident in Feltham and Heston have received the winter fuel allowance since its introduction.
(316694)
183
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much was spent by her Department on the Support for Mortgage Interest Scheme in (a) each of the last three years and (b) 2009-10 to date.
(316745)
184
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what rate of interest her Department used in calculations of entitlements and payments under the Support for Mortgage Interest Scheme in each of the last 12 months.
(316746)
185
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what expenditure her Department has incurred on the local housing allowance scheme since it was introduced.
(316798)
186
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many housing benefit recipients there were in each region in each of the last 12 quarters.
(316799)
187
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) people and (b) households received local housing allowance in each of the last eight quarters.
(316800)
188
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average monthly payment to recipients under the Support for Mortgage Interest Scheme was in each of the last (a) three years and (b) six months.
(316801)
189
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many Support for Mortgage Interest Scheme funding recipients reached the maximum two-year period permitted for claiming in each of the last eight quarters.
(316802)
190
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of monies paid under the Support for Mortgage Interest Scheme was paid directly to (a) mortgage lenders and (b) households in each of the last three years.
(316803)
191
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of applications for funding from the Support for Mortgage Interest Scheme was granted in each month since January 2008.
(316804)
192
Jon Trickett (Hemsworth): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much funding her Department has provided in assistance for ex-miners in Hemsworth constituency in the last 12 months; and if she will make a statement.
(316748)
Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
193
Hywel Williams (Caernarfon): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, which 50 companies owe the most in statutory sick pay contributions; and how much each such company owes in such contributions.
[Transferred] (316757)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Justice
194
N
Mr Crispin Blunt (Reigate): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when he next expects to meet the Chief Executive of the Legal Services Commission to discuss the Commission's work in procurement of legal aid in England and Wales.
[Question Unstarred] (316140)
195
Alan Keen (Feltham & Heston): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much funding has been allocated to victim support in the Hounslow Constabulary area in each year since 1996.
[Transferred] (316688)

 
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