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The Questions Book

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Thursday 25 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 Thursday 25 February 2010
(the 'Questions Book')

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Thursday 25 February 2010


This paper contains only Written Questions for answer on Thursday 25 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 Thursday 25 February of which no previous notice has been given, see the Order Paper.

For Written and Oral Questions for answer after Thursday 25 February see Part 2 of this paper.


Questions to the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
1
Adam Afriyie (Windsor): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, whether his Department sought any external legal and financial advice in relation to negotiations with (a) retail and (b) investment banks on the proposed National Investment Corporation.
(318902)
2
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how much has been paid to each trade union from the Union Modernisation Fund in each year since the fund was started.
(319145)
3
N
Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps he is taking to ensure effective use of the UK's expertise in fusion energy research.
(318556)
4
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will take steps to simplify the arrangements for funding of colleges; and if he will make a statement.
(319159)
5
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what his policy is on the use by colleges of (a) ring-fenced and (b) general funding provided by his Department to respond to local and regional priorities; and if he will make a statement.
(319160)
6
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 10 February 2010, Official Report, column 1128W, on regional European offices, whether the Government Offices for the Regions (a) contribute to the funding of the regional European offices in Brussels and (b) hold copies of their accounts.
(319012)
7
Mr Angus MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, 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 and its predecessor in each year since 2005.
(319150)
8
Mr Angus MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how much was spent on advertising by (a) his Department, (b) each (i) non-departmental public body and (ii) executive agency for which his Department is responsible and (c) other body sponsored by his Department and its predecessor in each year since 2005.
(319151)
9
N
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, when he expects to respond to the Competition Commission's recommendation on the introduction of a local competition test in planning regulations.
(318819)
10
Mr Jamie Reed (Copeland): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, whether he discussed with the purchasers of Cadbury any measures to maintain that company's commitment to the use of fairly traded cocoa, chocolate and other products; and if he will make a statement.
(319170)
11
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many thefts from his Department have been recorded in the last two years.
(318986)
12
N
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, which universities have withdrawn funding for higher education provided in further education colleges in (a) 2007-08, (b) 2008-09 and (c) 2009-10; and if he will make a statement.
(318785)
Questions to the Minister for the Cabinet Office
13
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 22 February 2010, Official Report, columns 167-8W, on unemployment, how many economically inactive people of working age wanted employment in (a) each of the last 10 years and (b) each of the last eight quarters.
(318949)
14
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what guidance governs the display of fine china at Chequers.
(318942)
15
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the cost to the public purse was of (a) printing, (b) distributing and (c) producing the text of document Putting the frontline first: smarter Government; and what the cost to the public purse was of the promotion of that document.
(319144)
16
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people are employed in the manufacturing sector in (a) Chorley and (b) Lancashire.
(319340)
17
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people are employed in the agricultural sector in (a) Chorley and (b) Lancashire.
(319341)
18
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people were recorded as self-employed in Milton Keynes in each year since 1997.
(319009)
19
Mr Angus MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people in (a) Na h-Eileanan an Iar constituency and (b) the UK were unemployed on the latest date for which figures are available.
(319017)
Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
20
N
Adam Afriyie (Windsor): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 9 February 2010, Official Report, columns 932-3W, on the strategic investment fund, whether the £100 million of new funding was raised through borrowing; and from which budgets the £100 million from departmental re-prioritisation was drawn.
(318429)
21
N
Mr John Baron (Billericay): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when the Financial Secretary to the Treasury plans to respond to the letter from the hon. Member for Billericay of 11 January 2010 on his constituent, Mr Toomey.
(318678)
22
N
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 2 February 2010, Official Report, column 212W, on Equitable Life, in which month he expects to receive Sir John Chadwick's final report; and in which month he expects to announce details of the payment scheme.
(318784)
23
Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the (a) number of companies which have taken up the three-year carry-back of losses option since its implementation and (b) monetary value of trading losses carried forward under section 393 of the Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988 in (i) 2007-08, (ii) 2008-09 and (iii) 2009-10.
(319335)
24
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much (a) his Department and (b) its agencies has spent on pot plants in 2009-10.
(319196)
25
Mr Angus MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much revenue accrued to the Exchequer from inheritance tax on estates in Na h-Eileanan an Iar constituency in the last five years.
(318931)
26
Mr Angus MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many homeowners are in receipt of assistance under the Homeowner Mortgage Protection Scheme in Na h-Eileanan an Iar constituency.
(318932)
27
Mr Angus MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people were in receipt of tax credits in Na h-Eileanan an Iar constituency in the latest period for which figures are available; and what the average weekly payment in such credits was in that constituency in that period.
(319018)
28
N
Willie Rennie (Dunfermline and West Fife): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent estimate he has made of the sums paid from the public purse to (a) consultants, (b) accountants, (c) legal advisers and (d) other financial advisers for work connected with management of the assets of Dunfermline Building Society.
(318671)
29
N
Willie Rennie (Dunfermline and West Fife): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the performance of banks in meeting his Department's mortgage lending requirements.
(318816)
30
N
Willie Rennie (Dunfermline and West Fife): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to support first-time buyers in the housing market.
(318817)
31
N
Willie Rennie (Dunfermline and West Fife): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what percentage of the lending targets for financial institutions set by his Department has been reserved for support for first-time buyers in the housing market.
(318818)
32
Dan Rogerson (North Cornwall): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department plans to take to participate in the Earth Hour event on 27 March 2010.
(319102)
33
Bob Russell (Colchester): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what factors HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) took into account in determining the days and hours of opening of each tax enquiry centre; what mechanisms HMRC used to take account of the requirements of different user groups in each location; what provision has been made to assist the (a) elderly and (b) people with disabilities to face-to-face communications at those centres; what estimate HMRC has made of the number of people in each customer group who will be affected by the changes in arrangements for tax enquiry centres; and if he will make a statement.
(319182)
34
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff and Buchan): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many individuals in Banff and Buchan constituency receive tax credits; and what the average weekly level of such credits was in the latest period for which figures are available.
(319345)
35
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many thefts from his Department have been recorded in the last two years.
(318991)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families
36
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how much (a) his Department and (b) its agencies has spent on pot plants in (i) 2007-08, (ii) 2008-09 and (iii) 2009-10.
(319197)
37
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, by what mechanisms a school may apply for specialist school status in relation to catering and hospitality education.
(319343)
38
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what proportion of students in each London borough achieved five or more grades at A* to C at GCSE or equivalent in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(319062)
39
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how much (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in each London borough have received in funding per student in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(319063)
40
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what the ratio of pupils to teachers in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in each London borough has been in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(319064)
41
N
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, with reference to the Answer of 29 October 2009, Official Report, column 596W, on primary education, how many schools in each (a) region and (b) local authority area there were in each category in each year.
(318587)
42
N
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, with reference to the Answer of 29 October 2009, Official Report, column 610W, on secondary education, how many schools in each (a) region and (b) local authority area there were in each category in each year.
(318588)
43
N
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many (a) maintained schools and (b) comprehensive schools in each local authority area entered no students for GCSE examinations for (i) physics, (ii) chemistry, (iii) biology and (iv) all three in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(318672)
44
N
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 in (i) maintained, (ii) comprehensive and (iii) independent schools were entered for further mathematics A-level in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(318673)
45
N
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many and what proportion of pupils in receipt of free school meals were entered for GCSE examinations in each subject in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(318675)
46
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, whether his Department provides guidance to magistrates on levels of fines for parents of children absent from school.
(319355)
47
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how much has been spent on development of the begrand.net website; and how much has been budgeted for the development of the website in each of the next three years.
(318944)
48
N
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how much has been spent per pupil (a) in each local authority area in the East Midlands and (b) on average in England since 1997.
(318766)
49
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what mechanisms are in place to ensure home-schooled children have (a) information about and (b) access to examination centres.
(319342)
50
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, when he plans to publish the report commissioned by his Department in 2008 on the Dedicated Schools Grant; and if he will make a statement.
(318886)
51
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many and what proportion of pupils in each local authority area did not attain any GCSEs above grade D in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(318898)
52
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many pupils eligible for free school meals achieved (a) one or more A to G grades, (b) three or more A to C grades and (c) three or more A grades at A-level in 2003.
(318939)
53
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many and what proportion of pupils (a) eligible and (b) not eligible for free school meals did not achieve an A* to C grade at GCSE in both English and mathematics in 2003.
(318940)
54
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, pursuant to the Answer of 22 February 2010, Official Report, column 312W, on National Safeguarding Delivery Unit: standards, in which month he expects the further progress report to be published.
(319069)
55
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, pursuant to the Answer of 22 February 2010, Official Report, column 312W, on National Safeguarding Delivery Unit: standards, how many pupils received more than (a) 15 and (b) 20 fixed period exclusions in each local authority area in (i) 2006-07 and (ii) 2007-08.
(319165)
56
Mr Angus MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many communications or press officers his Department employs.
(319146)
57
Mr Angus MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how much his Department spent on wages for (a) special advisers and (b) communications or press officers in each year since 2003.
(319147)
58
Mr Angus MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, 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.
(319349)
59
Mr Angus MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many receptions he has hosted for representatives of print and broadcast media since 2008; how much each reception cost; and how many people attended each.
(319350)
60
Mr Angus MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many receptions he plans to host in 2010 for representatives of print and broadcast media.
(319351)
61
Dan Rogerson (North Cornwall): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what steps his Department plans to take to participate in the Earth Hour event on 27 March 2010.
(319088)
62
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many thefts from his Department have been recorded in the last two years.
(318985)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
63
N
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many empty properties were brought back into housing stock by West Lancashire Borough Council in (a) 2008 and (b) 2009.
(318753)
64
N
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent discussions he has had with (a) the Local Government Association and (b) representatives of local authorities on the short-term erection of refrigeration tents in the pre-Christmas period and the enforcement of planning requirements; what recent representations he has received on this matter; and if he will take steps to prevent the erection of such tents without planning consent.
(318754)
65
Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the number of households with a pensioner head of household in each tenure sector in (a) 2006-07, (b) 2007-08, (c) 2008-09 and (d) 2009-10; and what proportion of such heads of household was an owner-occupier in each of those years.
(319337)
66
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much (a) his Department and (b) its agencies has spent on pot plants in (i) 2007-08, (ii) 2008-09 and (iii) 2009-10.
(319198)
67
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much and what proportion of the housing stock owned by each London borough was empty in each of the last five years; for what average length of time such properties were empty in each borough in each such year; and if he will make a statement.
(319056)
68
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many families were on housing waiting lists in each London borough in each of the last five years.
(319057)
69
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 3 February 2010, Official Report, column 359W, on home information packs, if he will place in the Library a copy of the final report of the working group on condition information in the home buying and selling process.
(319010)
70
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many planning appeals relating to Tesco supermarkets have been considered by the Planning Inspectorate in the last 24 months.
(319015)
71
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether the public sector duty regarding socio-economic inequalities in clause 1 of the Equality Bill will apply to his Department when it is allocating local government grants.
(319033)
72
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much his Department has contributed to the (a) administrative and (b) programme expenditure of each regional Government Office in each year since 2003; and what the equivalent forecast figures are for (i) 2009-10, (ii) 2010-11 and (iii) 2011-12.
(319034)
73
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the (a) amount, (b) date of issuing and (c) purpose has been of each grant made under the Migration Impact Fund.
(319035)
74
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which local authorities have received funding from the Migration Impact Fund; how much each has received; and what methodology was used to allocate the funding.
(319036)
75
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the cost of the (a) Tenant Services Authority, (b) Homes and Communities Agency, (c) Audit Commission and (d) Standards Board is expected to be in (i) 2009-10, (ii) 2010-11 and (iii) 2011-12.
(319037)
76
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much his Department has spent on the Housing Market Renewal Pathfinder programme in each year since its establishment; and what the equivalent forecast figure is for (a) 2009-10, (b) 2010-11 and (c) 2011-12.
(319038)
77
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what targets his Department has set for local authorities to make efficiency savings of each type in each of the next three years.
(319039)
78
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when his Department next plans to publish its statistical bulletin on (a) the Mortgage Rescue Scheme, (b) repossessions and (c) the Homeowner Mortgage Support Scheme.
(319040)
79
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many (a) social and (b) private homes which meet the lifetime homes standard have been built in each year since the standard was introduced; and what targets there are for the number of (i) private and (ii) social homes to be built to the standard.
(319041)
80
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what research on social housing tenure has been commissioned by his Department and its agencies in the last 36 months; and what such research has been completed.
(319042)
81
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will publish a copy of the assessment undertaken for the Housing Act 2004 on whether the Act's provisions on empty dwelling management orders were compatible with the right to property in the European Convention on Human Rights.
(319043)
82
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will place in the Library a copy of each item of written correspondence sent by the Home Department's Design and Technology Alliance to his Department on inclusion of a home security assessment as part of a home information pack.
(319044)
83
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 2 February 2010, Official Report, column 247W, on community development: finance, if he will place in the Library a copy of the (a) data and (b) plans used to determine the allocation of funding from the Connecting Communities Fund to each local authority.
(319106)
84
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Bromley and Chislehurst of 26 January 2010, Official Report, columns 773-4W, on supported housing, whether capital funding to areas or projects will be reduced as a consequent on the allocation of £30 million of funding to the places for 16 and 17 year old single parents.
(319107)
85
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): 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, columns 737W, on domestic waste, whether his Department has issued guidance to local authorities on the counting of efficiency savings made as a consequence of moving from weekly to alternate weekly collections of household waste.
(319108)
86
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 26 January 2010, Official Report, columns 770W, on housing: lone parents, how many individual places in foyers and specialist supported housing will be provided each year under that scheme; and whether he has made an estimate of the proportion of all 16 to 17 year old single parents able to be housed under that scheme.
(319109)
87
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what his latest estimate is of the number of (a) squatters, (b) trespassers and (c) other unauthorised occupiers of local authority properties.
(319110)
88
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much collaborative procurement spending was directed through the Regional Efficiency Improvement Partnership in the latest period for which figures are available.
(319112)
89
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the (a) make, (b) specification and (c) cost is of the coffee machines in each of the regional fire control rooms.
(319113)
90
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether the regional fire control rooms in London will be operational and live by September 2011.
(319114)
91
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much has been spent on (a) empty property business rates, (b) utilities, (c) rent and other accommodation costs and (d) security on each Regional Fire Control Room; and for how many months each has been empty.
(319115)
92
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to his Department's press release of 2 February 2010, on apprenticeships, if he will place in the Library a copy of the (a) full dataset of the snapshot findings and (b) accompanying analysis.
(319116)
93
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to the National Audit Office's report on English Coalfields, HC 84, which (a) local authority areas and (b) Government Office regions the coalfields programme covers.
(319117)
94
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to his Department's press release of 2 February 2010, on apprenticeships, what criteria were used to determine which local authorities would be eligible for local authority green space apprenticeships.
(319118)
95
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to the speech made by the Minister for Local Government on 27 January 2010, how much and what proportion of the £1 billion a year savings to public service pension schemes from 2012-13 will accrue as a result of changes to the scope of the Local Government Pension Scheme.
(319119)
96
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the planned timetable is for introduction of secondary legislation to require houses in multiple occupation to have planning permission.
(319120)
97
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the responsibilities of the Minister for Housing and Planning are in relation to public houses.
(319122)
98
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when his Department plans to publish its statistical release on council tax levels set by local authorities in England 2010-11; and whether the UK Statistics Authority will have a role in preparation of the statistics.
(319123)
99
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many unauthorised traveller pitches there were in each local authority in England in (a) 2000 and (b) the latest period for which figures are available.
(319124)
100
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 29 Janaury 2010, Official Report, column 1135W, on the Audit Commission: internet, what timetable has been set for publishing online the names of those councils which operate fortnightly refuse collections; and if he will request the Audit Commission to undertake a statistical analysis of the dataset in respect of the relationship between public satisfaction with waste collection services and the frequency of refuse collection services.
(319125)
101
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much (a) his Department and its agencies and (b) companies contracted by his Department and its agencies have spent on celebrity endorsements and appearances relating to projects sponsored by his Department in each of the last three years.
(319126)
102
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 5 February 2010, Official Report, column 634W, on Government Offices for the Regions: procurement, how much the Government Office for the East of England paid to the Cambridge Hog Roast Company; on what dates; and for what purpose.
(319129)
103
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 5 February 2010, Official Report, column 634W, on Government Offices for the Regions: procurement, how much the Government Office for the East of England paid to (a) Butterfly Hotels Ltd, (b) Five Lakes Hotel, (c) Hilton Hotel and (d) Jolly Hotel; on what dates; for what purpose; and how many civil servants used the facilities in each case.
(319130)
104
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 5 February 2010, Official Report, column 634W, on Government Offices for the Regions: procurement, how much the Government Office for the North West paid to (a) Aintree Racecourses, (b) the Athenaeum, (c) Inn on the Lake and (d) Malmaison Hotel; on what dates; for what purpose; and how many civil servants used the facilities in each case.
(319131)
105
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 5 February 2010, Official Report, column 634W, on Government Offices for the Regions: procurement, how much each Government Office paid to each supplier listed in 2008-09; and what the address of each named supplier was.
(319132)
106
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much central funding is planned to be provided to each Regional Efficiency Improvement Partnership in (a) 2009-10, (b) 2010-11 and (c) 2011-12.
(319133)
107
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate his Department has made of the average Energy Performance Certificate rating of a house built to Code for Sustainable Homes Level (a) 1, (b) 2, (c) 3, (d) 4, (e) 5 and (f) 6.
(319134)
108
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what requirements there will be on local planning authorities to update charging schedules under the Community Infrastructure Levy scheme.
(319135)
109
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps are being taken to prevent developers being charged under both the Section 106 and Community Infrastructure Levy schemes.
(319136)
110
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what condtions will apply to expenditure by local planning authorities receipts from Community Infrastructure Levy which they receive from developers.
(319137)
111
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether local authorities will be able to negotiate flexible Community Infrastructure Levy rates on a site-by-site basis to assist particular regeneration schemes.
(319138)
112
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what guidance is being given to local planning authorities on the use of Grampian conditions alongside Community Infrastructure Levy to ensure development does not proceed until infrastructure has been delivered.
(319139)
113
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will place in the Library a copy of a print-out of the section of his Department's staff handbook relating to disciplinary proceedings.
(319140)
114
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department has taken to assist public houses to avoid closure.
(319141)
115
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which billing authority has the lowest Band D council tax level.
(319142)
116
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many (a) items of data and (b) performance indicators the Standards Board requires local authorities to submit to it.
(319143)
117
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 9 February 2010, Official Report, column 831W, on Special Protection Areas: cats, whether (a) his Department, (b) the Planning Inspectorate and (c) the Homes and Communities Agency has provided guidance to local authorities on the imposition of planning conditions in respect of areas with Special Protection Area status to prohibit the keeping of cats and dogs in new housing developments; and if he will direct local authorities to cease the practice of prohibiting the keeping of domestic pets through the imposition of planning conditions.
(319183)
118
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether the Community Infrastructure Levy will be optional for local planning authorities.
(319199)
119
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what mechanisms will be used to ensure that landlords register on the proposed National Register of Landlords.
(319212)
120
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 19 January 2010, Official Report, column 290W, on local government: cost effectiveness, what proportion of the £550 million of efficiency savings he expects to come from more efficient waste collection.
(319214)
121
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the maximum percentage increase in business rates in each individual year of the 2010 to 2015 rating cycle will be as a result of the transitional relief scheme for the 2010 business rates revaluation.
(319215)
122
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much the Government Office in each region has spent on media monitoring services in each of the last five years; and what companies were used by each office.
(319217)
123
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what guidance (a) his Department and (b) the Chief Fire Officer has provided to fire authorities on consistency in the application of fire safety assessments to hotels and bed and breakfast accommodation.
(319218)
124
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much programme expenditure was directed through each Government Office in the last year for which figures are available.
(319219)
125
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much funding (a) his Department and (b) regional efficiency improvement partnerships have given to the East of England Waste Prevention Network since its inception.
(319220)
126
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many stately homes in England were on the Valuation Office Agency's Rating List in (a) 1997 and (b) 2010.
(319222)
127
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether empty and incomplete dwellings illegally occupied by squatters are liable for empty property business rate (a) discounts and (b) exemptions.
(319224)
128
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what plans he has for the funding of the Working Neighbourhoods Fund beyond 2010.
(319225)
129
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many regional assemblies have been abolished; and which assemblies have rebranded themselves.
(319226)
130
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many formal complaints of (a) bullying and (b) harassment were submitted by staff of the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister during the period of its existence as a Government department.
(319227)
131
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many (a) individuals and (b) households were on social housing waiting lists in England in (i) April 1997 and (ii) the latest period for which figures are available.
(319228)
132
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to his Department's Progress Report on Gypsy and Traveller Policy of July 2009, what the evidential basis is for the analysis for Planning Inspectorate decisions referred to on page 12 of the Progress Report; if he will place in the Library a copy of the methodology and dataset for the analysis referred to on page 12 of that report; and if he will update that analysis using the latest data.
(319231)
133
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many empty dwelling management orders have been issued by each local authority.
(319232)
134
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which local authorities had reported the implementation of alternate weekly collection of household waste as the source of an efficiency saving in the annual efficiency returns submitted to his Department on the latest date for which figures are available.
(319233)
135
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the timetable is for the implementation of his Department's policy of rents convergence between local authority and housing association tenants.
(319234)
136
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what methodology his Department has approved for conducting rough sleeping counts.
(319236)
137
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what datasets not in the National Indicator dataset are collected from local authorities by his Department's executive agencies and non-departmental public bodies.
(319245)
138
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the minimum percentage reduction in business rates in each year of the 2010-15 rating cycle is to be as a result of the downward phasing element of the transitional relief scheme for the 2010 business rate revaluation.
(319261)
139
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, in which regional spatial strategies policies on (a) maximum parking standards and (b) the setting of parking charges have been introduced.
(319262)
140
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much all local authorities spent on allowances and expenses for counsellors in each year since 1997 for which figures are available.
(319263)
141
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether any assessment has been made of the level of (a) gazundering and (b) gazumping in the housing market since the introduction of home information packs.
(319264)
142
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will place in the Library copies of the branding and communications advice obtained by the Standards Board in relation to its decision to rebrand itself as Standards for England.
(319265)
143
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether guidance has been given to local authorities on retaining lobbyists and public affairs firms for the purposes of seeking to influence Government policy.
(319266)
144
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what timetable he has set for the publication of data on the take-up rate of small business rate relief; and how many local authorities provided data for the survey.
(319267)
145
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what representations the Energy Saving Trust has made to his Department on the (a) level of council tax on and (b) sale or rent of properties with an energy efficiency rating of F or G.
(319268)
146
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the projected running costs of the Government Office in each region are for 2009-10.
(319269)
147
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many social homes have been built since April 2006; and (a) how many and (b) what proportion met code level (i) 1, (ii) 2, (iii) 3, (iv) 4, (v) 5 and (vi) 6 of the Code for Sustainable Homes.
(319270)
148
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many staff work for each Regional Improvement Efficiency Partnership.
(319271)
149
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what requirements there are on local authorities to publish the salaries of (a) identified and (b) unidentified local government employees.
(319272)
150
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many homes have been sold to first-time buyers under the First Time Buyers Initiative since its inception.
(319273)
151
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many homes built on surplus public land have been sold to first-time buyers purchasing properties with extra mortgage support in each of the last three years.
(319274)
152
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many sales there have been under the Rent to Homebuy scheme since its inception.
(319275)
153
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many completed transactions there were under Open Market Homebuy during its period of operation.
(319276)
154
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will increase the thresholds at which Right to Buy discounts are capped.
(319277)
155
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment has been made of the effect on local economies of the Local Enterprise Growth Initiative.
(319278)
156
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what powers parish council wardens have to issue penalty notices for disorder.
(319279)
157
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much his Department has provided (a) directly and (b) by indirect means to the Association of Home Information Pack Providers since that body's inception.
(319280)
158
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what meetings (a) Ministers and (b) special advisers in his Department have had with representatives of (i) the Association of Home Information Pack Providers, (ii) Luther Pendragon and (iii) Quintus Public Affairs in the last 12 months.
(319281)
159
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, on what dates the Home Buying Stakeholder Advisory Panel has met; and if he will place in the Library copies of the minutes of each of its meetings.
(319282)
160
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many local authority staff earned over (a) £50,000 a year and (b) £100,000 a year in the most recent period for which figures are available.
(319283)
161
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what information his Department holds on levels of pay inflation among senior local government officers since 1997.
(319284)
162
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will place in the Library copies of the minutes of meetings of the (a) Business and Community Safety Forum and (b) Practitioners' Forum held in the last 18 months.
(319285)
163
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what representations his Department has received from local authorities on funding to meet costs of supporting asylum seekers in the last 12 months.
(319286)
164
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether retained firefighters are eligible to apply for positions above that of station officer.
(319287)
165
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what his policy is on the charging of a district precept and a parish precept for provision of the same services to residents in parished areas.
(319288)
166
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which provisions of the (a) Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002, (b) Homelessness Act 2002, (c) Local Government Act 2003, (d) Housing Act 2004, (e) Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004, (f) Planning-gain Supplement (Preparations) Act 2007, (g) Planning Act 2008, (h) Housing and Regeneration Act 2008 and (i) Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009 have not been commenced.
(319289)
167
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will place in the Library a copy of the research report on UK mortgage arrears and repossessions commissioned by the National Housing and Planning Advice Unit from Professor John Muellbauer.
(319290)
168
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what guidance (a) his Department and (b) the Standards Board has given to local authorities on visits by (i) hon. Members, (ii) parliamentary candidates and (iii) Cabinet Ministers to premises owned by local authorities (A) within and (B) outside election purdah periods.
(319292)
169
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what guidance has been produced by his Department on whether an Empty Dwelling Management Order may be issued in respect of a property which is occupied by squatters.
(319296)
170
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether any fire authorities beside London have entered into contracts to provide fire cover in the event of industrial action according to records held by (a) the Chief Fire Adviser, (b) Firebuy and (c) the Fire Service College.
(319297)
171
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many houses have been completed in each of the Millennium villages since that programme's inception.
(319298)
172
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many homes are recorded on the National Register of Social Housing; what proportion of (a) council housing and (b) housing association housing is on the register; and what targets the Tenant Services Authority has to increase the quantity of data held on the register.
(319299)
173
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many applications for judicial review of a Ministerial decision have been brought in relation to his Department's plans for local government restructuring; which bodies have made the applications; and what timetables have been set for each case.
(319300)
174
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what research his Department and its predecessors have conducted on the effects on public health of opencast mining since 1997.
(319303)
175
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment has been made of the effect of stock market movements between March 2007 and March 2010 on the employee contributions towards the Local Government Pension Scheme to be required from local authorities from March 2011.
(319304)
176
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what timetable has been set for the first full year's data to be collected from fire authorities under the new Incident Recording System.
(319305)
177
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many (a) local authorities and (b) housing associations offer the Social Homebuy scheme; and what the aggregate size of their housing stock is.
(319307)
178
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to page 26 of the Explanatory Memorandum to the Exeter and Devon (Structural Changes) Order 2010, for what reason the 600 performance items have not been incorporated into the National Indicator Set.
(319308)
179
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to page 26 of the Explanatory Memorandum to the Exeter and Devon (Structural Changes) Order 2010, what each of the 600 performance items requested by the Government and inspectorates is; and what each of the 200 indicators referred to in his Department's press release of 20 January 2010 is.
(319309)
180
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to to the Answer to the hon. Member for Meriden of 12 May 2009, Official Report, column 721W, on local government finance, how much has been allocated to performance reward grant funding in (a) each year since its was introduced, (b) 2009-10, (c) 2010-11 and (d) 2011-12.
(319310)
181
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the average right to buy discount was (a) in cash terms, (b) in real terms in 2010 prices and (c) as a proportion of the market value of the property in (i) England and (ii) each Government Office Region in England in each year since 1996-97.
(319311)
182
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether he has made an assessment of the effects of the Court of Appeal ruling in the case of Brent London Borough Council v Risk Management Partners Limited on the entry of local councils into joint companies and partnerships other than mutual insurance bodies.
(319312)
183
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much funding (a) his Department and (b) the Regional Efficiency Improvement Partnership have given to the Waste Improvement Network in each year since its inception; and what the forecast level of funding by each is for (i) 2009-10, (ii) 2010-11 and (iii) 2011-12.
(319314)
184
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Answer of 20 July 2009, Official Report, column 812W, on floods: gardens, if he will place in the Library a copy of the research report on permeable and impermeable surfacing.
(319316)
185
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 11 January 2010, Official Report, column 769W, on national insurance contributions: local government, what the estimated cost to local authorities is of the increase in employer contributions in 2011-12; and whether funding will be allocated to local authorities for the purposes of meeting the cost of that increase.
(319317)
186
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether there is any limit to the number of years an alteration to a valuation banding can be backdated and the residents be refunded in the case of an incorrect council tax banding.
(319319)
187
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Answer to the hon. Member for Meriden of 19 October 2009, Official Report, columns 1312-13W, on local government: redundancy pay, if he will place in the Library a copy of each of the non-confidential written responses, including the record of the verbal briefing by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.
(319320)
188
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Weybridge of 29 January 2010, Official Report, columns 1136-7W, on departmental manpower, what the average salary is of an employee in each of the pay ranges between 3(EO) and Director.
(319321)
189
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Answer to the hon. Member for Bromley and Chislehurst of 21 July 2009, Official Report, columns 1655-6W, on the green belt, in which local authority areas regional spatial strategies have recommended a review of the areas which should be designated as green belt.
(319323)
190
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Answer to the hon. Member for Bromley and Chislehurst of 21 July 2009, Official Report, column 1654W, on fires: domestic waste, what the (a) budget and (b) timetable is for the research into fires in wheeled refuse containers.
(319324)
191
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what research (a) his Department and (b) its agencies have conducted in relation to social housing rents since 2005.
(319325)
192
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what research (a) his Department and (b) its agencies have conducted on social housing tenure, tenure eligibility and tenure security since 2005.
(319326)
193
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will bring forward proposals to abolish the Standards Board for England.
(319327)
194
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 5 February 2010, Official Report, column 634W, on Government Offices for the Regions: procurement, how much the Government Office for the South East spent on (a) the County Club, (b) Devere Venues, (c) Mandolay Hotel and (d) Angel Posting House and Livery; and (i) on what dates and (ii) for what purpose each of those venues was used.
(319328)
195
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 5 February 2010, Official Report, column 634W, on Government Offices for the Regions: procurement, how much the Government Office for the South West spent on Lyngford House in 2008-09; on what dates the venue was hired; for what purposes the venue was hired; and how many officials attended on each occasion.
(319329)
196
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Answer of 19 October 2009, Official Report, column 1321W, on Standards for England, whether Ministerial approval was sought for the rebranding of Standards Board for England as Standards for England; and whether external organisations were contracted to provide services relating to that rebranding.
(319365)
197
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 5 February 2010, Official Report, column 634W, on Government Offices for the Regions: procurement, how much the Government Office for London spent on (a) Digby Trout Restaurants, (b) Marks and Spencer and (c) The Peace Alliance; and (i) on what dates and (ii) for what purpose that expenditure was incurred.
(319366)
198
Mr Angus MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many applications were made to the Homeowner Mortgage Protection Scheme by homeowners in 2009; and how many of them have met the eligibility criteria.
(319367)
199
John Mann (Bassetlaw): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent information he has received from (a) Bassetlaw District Council and (b) other local authorities on repayments in respect of losses on investments in Icelandic banks.
(318948)
200
Julie Morgan (Cardiff North): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many vacant plots there are on local authority Gypsy sites.
(319167)
201
Dan Rogerson (North Cornwall): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department plans to take to participate in the Earth Hour event on 27 March 2010.
(319089)
202
N
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many properties were funded under the Temporary Social Housing programme in each of the last three years.
(318774)
203
N
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, in what year his Department began keeping reliable figures relating to net housing supply; and if he will make a statement.
(318775)
204
N
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to his Department's publication Net Supply of Housing 2007-08, England, page 2, what the basis is for the estimate that net housing supply in 2007-08 was the highest for 30 years.
(318776)
205
N
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the net supply of housing was in each year since 1979-80; and what estimate has been made of the number of (a) conversions and (b) non-permanent dwellings included in the headline figure for each year.
(318777)
206
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to page 28 of the Homes and Communities Agency's Corporate Plan 2009, from which programme the Agency expects to make programme efficiencies; how much will be saved from each programme; and if he will make a statement.
(319204)
207
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many thefts from his Department have been recorded in the last two years.
(318999)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
208
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much (a) his Department and (b) its agencies has spent on pot plants in 2009-10.
(319229)
209
N
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much funding his Department has provided to organisations or companies registered abroad in each of the last five years.
(318625)
210
N
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many (a) Ministers and (b) officials of his Department attended the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.
(318780)
211
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent representations he has received on the frequency to be used by commercial radio stations following digital switchover; and if he will make a statement.
(319201)
212
Mr Angus MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much revenue from the Dream Number Lottery game had been raised for the purposes of the London 2012 Olympics on the latest date for which figures are available.
(318934)
213
Mr Angus MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many receptions he has hosted for representatives of print and broadcast media since October 2008; how much each such reception cost; and how many people attended each such reception.
(319148)
214
Mr Angus MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many receptions he plans to host for representatives of print and broadcast media in 2010.
(319149)
215
Dan Rogerson (North Cornwall): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department plans to take to participate in the Earth Hour event on 27 March 2010.
(319090)
216
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many thefts from his Department have been recorded in the last two years.
(318983)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence
217
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether research at the proposed new hydrodynamics facility at AWE Aldermaston will be undertaken exclusively for defence purposes.
(319053)
218
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what guidelines his Department uses on public consultation; and whether those guidelines are published on his Department's website.
(319054)
219
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 14 December 2009, Official Report, column 825W, on the Defence Nuclear Weapons Regulator, what the (a) terms of reference and (b) mission and objectives are of the Defence Nuclear Weapons Regulator.
(319185)
220
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many requests for information as defined by the Freedom of Information Act 2000 were received by his Department in 2009; and how many of those requests (a) received a full response within 40 working days and (b) remain outstanding.
(319186)
221
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department has standards of service for responding to correspondence from (a) members of the public and (b) hon. Members.
(319187)
222
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department has a procedure for (a) recording and (b) investigating complaints from members of the public.
(319188)
223
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many times the Truck Cargo Heavy Duty convoy has had to return to base with its journey uncompleted for each reason in the last three years.
(319189)
224
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Answer to the hon. Member for North Devon of 28 November 2007, Official Report, column 453W, on nuclear weapons, whether any funding for the work of his Department's Warhead Pre-Concept Working Group is included in the funding allocation for the Nuclear Warhead Capability Sustainment Programme; what the cost was of work undertaken by the Warhead Pre-Concept Working Group in 2008-09 and 2009-10; and what estimate he has made of the projected cost of work scheduled to be carried out by the Working Group in the next three years.
(319190)
225
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many abnormal safety events were recorded at the Atomic Weapons Establishment in (a) 2008 and (b) 2009; and how many of those events were classified as having the potential to challenge a nuclear safety system.
(319191)
226
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Answer to the hon. Member for North Devon of 10 November 2009, Official Report, column 231W, on the Atomic Weapons Establishment: floods, when he expects discussions with insurers on the costs arising from the July 2007 flooding at the Atomic Weapons Establishment to be concluded.
(319192)
227
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether, as part of the programme to develop a successor to the Trident nuclear weapons system, his Department is carrying out any studies into the feasibility of using Astute class submarines as a platform for the launch of nuclear armed cruise missiles.
(319193)
228
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether any stocks of defence special nuclear materials are held at locations other than sites owned by his Department.
(319194)
229
Nick Harvey (North Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the Met Office Review Group continues to meet.
(319152)
230
Nick Harvey (North Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when his Department last met the Shareholder Executive to discuss the future of the Met Office; and when he expects the next such meeting to take place.
(319153)
231
Nick Harvey (North Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will meet representatives from the private weather sector to discuss the future of the Met Office.
(319154)
232
Nick Harvey (North Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he has made a recent estimate of the contribution of the private weather sector to the economy.
(319155)
233
Nick Harvey (North Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what business models the Met Office Review Group is considering for the Met Office.
(319156)
234
Nick Harvey (North Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department has spent on (a) acquiring and (b) maintaining hand-held mine detectors in each of the last 10 years.
(319157)
235
Nick Harvey (North Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what percentage of his Department's hand-held mine detectors are (a) in service and (b) fit for purpose.
(319158)
236
N
Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the end of service date is of the MR2 aircraft; what plans there are for its replacement; when he expects the MRA4 aircraft to enter service; and if he will make a statement.
(318836)
237
N
Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the maximum operational range is of the (a) MR2 and (b) Hercules search and rescue aircraft without air-to-air refuelling.
(318837)
238
N
Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many search and rescue operations took place beyond the standard operational range of the Hercules aircraft in the last five years.
(318838)
239
N
Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many search and rescue missions were flown from RAF Kinloss using MR2 aircraft in each of the last five years; and what the (a) distance and (b) duration was of each such mission.
(318839)
240
N
Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he plans to lease search and rescue aircraft following the withdrawal from service of the MR2 aircraft.
(318840)
241
Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many of his Department's private finance initiative projects have been delayed because of problems obtaining finance; and what the monetary value is of the contract for each such project.
(319235)
242
Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many training hours (a) helicopter pilots and (b) trainee helicopter pilots spent on average in each aircraft type in the Royal Air Force in each (i) year since 2005 and (ii) month of 2009.
(319240)
243
Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many graduates there were from RMA Sandhurst in each of the last 10 years; and how many of them are still employed within the Army.
(319241)
244
Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many graduates there were from Britannia Royal Naval College in each of the last 10 years; and how many of them are still employed within the Navy.
(319242)
245
Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many graduates there were from Royal Air Force college Cranwell in each of the last 10 years; and how many of them are still employed within the RAF.
(319243)
246
Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many graduates there were from Commando Training Centre Royal Marines in each of the last 10 years; and how many of them are still employed within the Royal Marines.
(319244)
247
Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many of those who completed a course at the Defence Academy in the last five years (a) are serving in the armed services and (b) are working as civilian staff for his Department.
(319260)
248
Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department received from the sale of housing stock in Scotland in each of the last five years.
(319353)
249
Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department received from (a) renting and (b) leasing its housing stock in Scotland to private companies or individuals in each of the last five years.
(319354)
250
Dan Rogerson (North Cornwall): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department plans to take to participate in the Earth Hour event on 27 March 2010.
(319091)
251
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many thefts from his Department have been recorded in the last two years.
(318984)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change
252
Mr David Anderson (Blaydon): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what his policy is on encouraging the generation of energy from waste oils; and if he will make a statement.
(319195)
253
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what recent collaboration agreements on energy projects have been concluded with India; and what resources have been made available to support such collaboration.
(319203)
254
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how much funding his Department has allocated to the Stroud Transition Train Group to date; over what period such funding has been provided and for what purpose; and what mechanism is in place for monitoring and evaluating its effectiveness.
(318901)
255
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how much electricity has been supplied to (a) Stroud district and (b) Gloucestershire since 2003.
(318976)
256
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many households resident in Stroud constituency have received assistance under the Home Energy Efficiency Scheme since its inception.
(318977)
257
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what support the (a) Energy Savings Trust and (b) Carbon Trust has provided to the residents of Stroud constituency in each year since 2004.
(318978)
258
Paul Flynn (Newport West): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, pursuant to the Answer of 5 February 2010, Official Report, column 620, on uranium: mining, which respondents' concerns over the impact of uranium mining abroad led to him seeking further information on the safety of uranium mining; from which organisations and sources he sought further information; whether the contract placed with Integrated Decision Management followed a competitive tendering process; and what qualifications Integrated Decision Management demonstrated to show suitability to provide technical advice on this matter.
(319166)
259
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many thefts from his Department have been recorded since its inception.
(318988)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
260
Mr David Anderson (Blaydon): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he plans to publish the final version of the End of Waste Protocol; and if he will make a statement.
(319086)
261
N
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent representations he has received on the (a) public health and (b) moral and religious implications of undisclosed elements of pork and beef being fed to chickens.
(318786)
262
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will have discussions with Ministerial colleagues on the public procurement of (a) fish and (b) shellfish to increase the proportions procured from sustainable sources.
(318899)
263
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, for what reasons the Government decided not to sign up to the EU protocol on sustainable fishing of tuna.
(319210)
264
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions the joint working group on energy from waste policy plans to hold on regulatory barriers to energy from waste deployment.
(319330)
265
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, who has attended each meeting of the joint working group on energy from waste policy.
(319331)
266
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which departments have officials on the joint working group on energy from waste policy.
(319332)
267
Dan Rogerson (North Cornwall): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department plans to take to participate in the Earth Hour event on 27 March 2010.
(319092)
268
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many thefts from his Department have been recorded in the last two years.
(318987)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
269
Mr David S. Borrow (South Ribble): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to fulfil its commitments under the Aids strategy, Achieving Universal Access, in (a) Cameroon, (b) Cote d'Ivoire, (c) Thailand and (d) Russia.
(319169)
270
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what papers the Government has prepared for the nuclear non-proliferation summit in Washington DC on 12 and 13 April 2010; which (a) Ministers and (b) officials plan to attend the summit; and whether any representatives of non-governmental organisations will be included in the UK delegation.
(319205)
271
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much (a) his Department and (b) its agencies has spent on pot plants in 2009-10 to date.
(319211)
272
N
Mr George Galloway (Bethnal Green & Bow): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his counterpart in Dubai on Interpol's request concerning named suspects in a murder investigation believed to be using details from British passports; and if he will make a statement.
(318684)
273
N
Mr George Galloway (Bethnal Green & Bow): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the UK's Ambassador in Tel Aviv has had discussions with the British passport holders named in the Interpol request following the murder of Mr Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in Dubai on the circumstances in which their passport details may have been compromised.
(318760)
274
Mr David Heathcoat-Amory (Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, in how many instances the Government has opted into a proposed measure presented to the Council of Ministers pursuant to Title V of Part Three of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union within three months of its presentation to the Council in circumstances when the UK has not opted into the proposal beforehand.
(318887)
275
Mr David Jones (Clwyd West): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what his most recent assessment is of the political situation in Iran; and if he will make a statement.
(318946)
276
Dan Rogerson (North Cornwall): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department plans to take to participate in the Earth Hour event on 27 March 2010.
(319093)
277
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the extent of corruption in the Afghan government; and what steps his Department is taking to seek to reduce levels of such corruption.
(318929)
278
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what definition of corruption his Department uses in respect of Afghanistan; and what steps he is taking to ensure that officials of his Department based in that country are trained to recognise and report any such corruption.
(319019)
279
N
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to promote the Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission's scholarship programme.
(318669)
280
N
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how long on average his Department's Polar Regions Unit took to process an application for a British expedition to Antarctica in the last 12 months.
(318674)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
281
Mr William Cash (Stone): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects to make an assessment of the report of the inquiry into Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust commissioned by his Department and chaired by Robert Francis QC; and if he will make a statement.
(318981)
282
N
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the likely number of hospital beds provided by (a) NHS foundation and (b) primary care trusts in Gloucestershire in the financial year (i) 2010-11 and (ii) 2011-12.
(318787)
283
N
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the likely number of (a) specialists, (b) doctors, (c) nursing staff and (d) auxiliary staff in each (i) NHS foundation and (ii) primary care trust in Gloucestershire in the financial year (A) 2010-11 and (B) 2011-12.
(318788)
284
N
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the percentage change to his Department's funding for (a) NHS foundation trusts and (b) primary care trusts is between financial years 2010-11 and 2011-12; and when the trusts were notified of these changes.
(318789)
285
N
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much funding his Department plans to provide for (a) NHS foundation and (b) primary care trusts in Gloucestershire in the financial year (i) 2010-11 and (ii) 2011-12.
(318790)
286
N
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for what reason the effect on the delivery of healthcare services of changes to funding provided by his Department to (a) NHS foundation trusts and (b) primary care trusts in Gloucestershire between financial years 2010-11 and 2011-12 was not discussed at the meeting held on 22 January 2010 at the Gloucestershire primary care trust headquarters.
(318791)
287
Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) tranquillisers and (b) anti-depressants were prescribed (i) in total and (ii) per head in each primary care trust in England in each year since 2006; and what the net ingredient cost (A) in total and (B) per head was in each trust in each such year.
(319334)
288
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what financial support was allocated by Gloucestershire Primary Care Trust for (a) the treatment of and (b) research related to dementia in each of the last five years.
(318900)
289
N
Mrs Louise Ellman (Liverpool, Riverside): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress he has made in his consideration of proposals for the rebuilding of the Royal Liverpool Hospital; and if he will make a statement.
(318758)
290
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance his Department has issued to NHS providers on communication with visually-impaired patients in accessible formats; what systems are in place to monitor the provision of such materials; and if he will make a statement.
(319058)
291
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the proportion of visually-impaired patients who received communications from NHS providers in accessible formats in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(319060)
292
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of (a) hospitals and (b) GP surgeries have used (i) Braille, (ii) large print and (iii) audio to communicate with visually-impaired patients in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(319061)
293
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Transport on the effectiveness of public transport networks serving hospitals and GP surgeries; and if he will make a statement.
(319333)
294
N
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when his Department was informed of proposals to cut £27 million from the budget of the Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust for 2010-11 by (a) Gloucestershire Primary Care Trust and (b) Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
(318793)
295
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his most recent estimate is of the number of midwives (a) employed and (b) required in (i) Chorley, (ii) Lancashire and (iii) the North West.
(318894)
296
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of provision of information in hospitals for blind, partially sighted and print-disabled people.
(318895)
297
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of the effects of pricing of alcoholic drinks on levels of alcohol abuse; and if he will make a statement.
(318896)
298
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment has been undertaken of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence Guideline on Schizophrenia, updated in March 2009, in respect of its compliance with (a) human rights and (b) mental capacity legislation relating to choice on whether to take medication.
(319164)
299
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much was spent on NHS healthcare in Milton Keynes in each year since 1997.
(319006)
300
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS (a) doctors and (b) nurses were employed in Milton Keynes in each year since 1997.
(319007)
301
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 8 December 2009, Official Report, column 296W, on social services: finance, which of his Department's communication and advertising budgets will be affected by the changes to planned expenditure to cover funding of the provisions of the Personal Care at Home Bill; and how much will be taken from each budget.
(318888)
302
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 8 December 2009, Official Report, column 296W, on social services: finance, from which of his Department's budgets the remaining £228 million required to fund the provisions of the Personal Care at Home Bill will be taken; and how much will be taken from each budget.
(318889)
303
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 8 December 2009, Official Report, column 296W, on social services: finance, whether the savings in (a) administration and (b) management consultancy spending will be made in (i) his Department and (ii) primary care trusts.
(318890)
304
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of the Prime Minister's plans to provide specialist cancer nurses for all people in England who (a) have and (b) have had cancer; how many new nurses such additional funding would provide; and from which budget it will be taken.
(318891)
305
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of specialist cancer nurses required to provide support at home for all in England who (a) have and (b) have had cancer; how many such nurses would be newly-trained nurses; and how many hours of support per week on average he estimates each such person would need.
(318892)
306
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 6 January 2010, Official Report, columns 470-1W, on care homes: finance, whether the efficiency savings referred to are those which local authorities are required to find to contribute towards the cost of providing free personal care at home for people with the highest needs.
(318893)
307
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) qualified and (b) other school nurses are employed in each (i) region and (ii) primary care trust; and how many such nurses were employed in each such area in 2004.
(318941)
308
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people aged (a) under 18 years and (b) 18 years and over were admitted to hospital with a condition related to alcohol misuse in each year since 1997-98.
(318943)
309
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, from which planned NHS building projects his Department has withdrawn support in the last 12 months.
(319070)
310
Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his most recent estimate is of the cost of the new surgical unit at Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton; and what such estimate he had made in February 2009.
(318935)
311
Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost to the public purse was of building work carried out at at Musgrove Park Hospital in the last five years.
(318936)
312
N
Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make it his policy to allow further time for NHS Worcestershire to consult on changes to the purchaser/provider split to enable local views to be taken fully into account before developing a preferred option for the delivery of community services; and if he will make a statement.
(318586)
313
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people are employed by primary care trusts in England in the direct provision of health services to patients.
(318937)
314
Dan Rogerson (North Cornwall): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department plans to take to participate in the Earth Hour event on 27 March 2010.
(319094)
315
Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the NHS Summary Care Record system can include information on the preferred alternative format for communication with blind or partially-sighted patients.
(319065)
316
Mr Gary Streeter (South West Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much his Department plans to spend on television advertisements in 2009-10.
(318924)
317
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether mechanisms are in place at Derriford Hospital to ensure that patients who require remedial surgery following full minimally invasive oesophagectomy procedures are operated on by the same surgeons who carried out the initial surgery.
(319162)
318
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he has made an assessment of the level of post-operative care following full minimally invasive oesophagectomy procedures undertaken at Derriford Hospital following the transfer of the upper gastro-intestinal cancer unit from the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital to Derriford Hospital.
(319163)
319
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether each of the trials that was being carried out at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital prior to the move of the upper gastro-intestinal cancer unit from the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital to Derriford Hospital is continuing.
(319213)
320
Mr Robert Syms (Poole): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of expenditure on gardening and landscaping at NHS hospitals in the last five years.
(318925)
321
Mr Robert Syms (Poole): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many hip replacement operations have been cancelled at NHS hospitals in the last 12 months.
(318926)
322
Mr Robert Syms (Poole): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much was raised from (a) parking charges and (b) parking fines at car parks operated by NHS bodies in each of the last 12 months.
(319032)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
323
N
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 10 February 2010, Official Report, column 1054W, on control orders, if he will hold discussions with law reporters on arrangements for reports of control order judgments and interim orders; and if he will make a statement.
(318761)
324
N
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 10 February 2010, Official Report, column 1053W, on control orders, if he will set out the working practices which allow judges and special advocates to access closed judgments; and if he will make a statement.
(318762)
325
N
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 8 December 2009, Official Report, columns 221-2W, on entry clearances, how many permits under Tier 2 general were issued in each month of 2009.
(318670)
326
N
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether his Department has plans to open new biometric enrolment centres.
(318769)
327
N
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the nature is of the relationship between the Identity and Passport Service and Project STORK.
(318770)
328
N
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which post office branches are equipped to allow customers to enrol their biometrics; and which post office branches are planned to be equipped to allow customers to enrol their biometrics in each of the next five years.
(318771)
329
N
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many foreign nationals sentenced to one year or more in prison were not removed from the UK following the end of their sentence in each of the last 10 years.
(318772)
330
N
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make it his policy not to combine the identity card and biometric passport schemes.
(318773)
331
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the (a) median and (b) mean salary of a police constable in each police force was in (i) cash and (ii) real terms in each year since 1997.
(319339)
332
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make an assessment of the merits of advancing the fee exemption date for passport applications for persons born before 2 September 1929 by one year each year.
(319216)
333
Dan Rogerson (North Cornwall): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department plans to take to participate in the Earth Hour event on 27 March 2010.
(319095)
334
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he expects his Department's scheme to grant women victims of domestic violence indefinite leave to remain in order to receive support to commence; and how much funding will be allocated to the scheme in its first year of operation.
(318927)
335
Clare Short (Birmingham, Ladywood): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many children (a) entered and (b) left immigration detention between April and December 2009; and how many of those who left detention in that period were (i) deported and (ii) released.
(319000)
336
Clare Short (Birmingham, Ladywood): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the refusal rate was for visitor applications from Islamabad in (a) the latest period for which figures are available and (b) each of the last two years.
(319001)
337
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many thefts from his Department have been recorded in the last two years.
(318994)
Questions to the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission
338
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, how many annunciator screens have been replaced for each reason in the last 12 months; and at what cost those screens were replaced.
(319052)
339
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, what plans the House of Commons Commission has for the office space presently occupied by staff of the Department of Resources dealing with allowances of hon. Members following the transfer of such functions to the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority.
(319206)
Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development
340
Dan Rogerson (North Cornwall): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department plans to take to participate in the Earth Hour event on 27 March 2010.
(319096)
341
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department is taking to reduce levels of production of opium in Afghanistan.
(318975)
342
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many thefts from his Department have been recorded in the last two years.
(318995)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Justice
343
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 apply to documents relating to the administrative duties conducted on behalf of HM Courts Service by (a) the Lord Chief Justice, (b) the Master of the Rolls and (c) other judges.
(319050)
344
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether his Department accepts legal responsibility for the custody and control of documents relating to the administrative duties conducted on behalf of HM Courts Service by (a) the Lord Chief Justice, (b) the Master of the Rolls and (c) other judges.
(319051)
345
N
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park & Kensington North): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many legal aid (a) matter starts and (b) claims registered there were in each of the smallest data areas in each year since 2005-06.
(318764)
346
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what account the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority took of the level access for hon. Members to its offices when determining its permanent location.
(319207)
347
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much (a) his Department and (b) its agencies has spent on pot plants in 2009-10.
(319230)
348
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people summoned for jury service in Milton Keynes declined to carry out their service for each reason in each year since 1997.
(319004)
349
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people (a) were summoned for and (b) undertook jury service in Milton Keynes in each year since 1997.
(319005)
350
Dan Rogerson (North Cornwall): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department plans to take to participate in the Earth Hour event on 27 March 2010.
(319097)
351
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many thefts from his Department have been recorded in the last two years.
(318996)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
352
Dan Rogerson (North Cornwall): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps his Department plans to take to participate in the Earth Hour event on 27 March 2010.
(319098)
Questions to the Minister for the Olympics
353
N
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey): To ask the Minister for the Olympics, how much was spent on humanitarian assistance programmes in each of the last five years.
(318624)
354
N
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey): To ask the Minister for the Olympics, how many staff of the Government Olympic Executive attended the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver; and whether she attended.
(318779)
355
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Minister for the Olympics, what proportion of plants for landscaping of the Olympics site she expects to come from UK growers.
(319200)
Questions to the Prime Minister
356
N
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey): To ask the Prime Minister, how many staff of his Office attended the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.
(318778)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Scotland
357
N
Mr Angus MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what recent discussions he has had with Ministers in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills on international trade in Scotland.
(318589)
358
Dan Rogerson (North Cornwall): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what steps his Department plans to take to participate in the Earth Hour event on 27 March 2010.
(319099)
359
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many thefts from his Department have been recorded in the last two years.
(318997)
Questions to the Solicitor General
360
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Solicitor General, whether the Attorney General attended a court hearing to determine whether the will of (a) Her Majesty the Queen Mother and (b) Her Royal Highness the Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon should be sealed.
(319370)
361
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Solicitor General, which members of the Royal Family are entitled to the assistance of the Attorney General in her capacity as legal adviser.
(319371)
362
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Solicitor General, pursuant to the Answer of 22 February 2010, Official Report, column 245W, on special advocates, in how many cases special advocates were used; on how many court or tribunal days special advocates were used; and what the total cost of the use of special advocates was in each of the categories listed in the Question.
(318930)
363
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Solicitor General, how many cases are involved in the Attorney General's inquiry into matters arising from the case of Binyam Mohamed; and when she expects her inquiries to be completed.
(318950)
364
Dan Rogerson (North Cornwall): To ask the Solicitor General, what steps the Law Officers' Departments plan to take to participate in the Earth Hour event on 27 March 2010.
(319100)
365
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East): To ask the Solicitor General, how many thefts from the Law Officers' Departments have been recorded in the last two years.
(318990)
Questions to the Minister of State, Department for Transport
366
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what information his Department holds on the number of trains which were (a) cancelled and (b) delayed by each train operating company in each of the last five years; and how many of those cancellations occurred on (i) peak, (ii) weekday off-peak and (iii) weekend services.
(319045)
367
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, on which (a) roads and (b) sections of road variable speed limits have been introduced in each of the last 10 years.
(319046)
368
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what the average delay in minutes has been between motorway junctions where there is hard shoulder running in each of the last five years.
(319047)
369
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, how many accidents have taken place between motorway junctions where there is hard shoulder running in each of the last five years.
(319048)
370
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of hard shoulder running in the latest period for which figures are available.
(319049)
371
Tony Baldry (Banbury): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what assessment he has made of the likely effects of the implementation of his Department's policy on the North West Bicester eco-town on the timing of the allocation of funding for improvement made by the Highways Agency on junction 9 of the M40 motorway.
(318982)
372
N
Mr Julian Brazier (Canterbury): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what research his Department is undertaking in respect of the safety aspects of the two recent major incidents in the Channel Tunnel.
(318763)
373
Mr Stephen Crabb (Preseli Pembrokeshire): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, if he will make it his policy to collect information on the country of issue of driving licences held by drivers involved in traffic accidents.
(319161)
374
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, how much (a) his Department and (b) its agencies spent on pot plants in 2009-10 to date.
(319209)
375
N
Mrs Louise Ellman (Liverpool, Riverside): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, on what date the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency was informed by Toyota of the possibility of the need to recall certain models of the Prius motor car; and if he will make a statement.
(318755)
376
N
Mrs Louise Ellman (Liverpool, Riverside): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what research (a) his Department and (b) its agencies have commissioned on the reliability of electronic systems fitted in vehicles in the last five years.
(318756)
377
N
Mrs Louise Ellman (Liverpool, Riverside): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, how many vehicles failed an MOT test for incorrectly adjusted headlamps in the last five years.
(318757)
378
N
Mrs Louise Ellman (Liverpool, Riverside): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what discussions he has had with representatives of the Toyota Motor Company on reported faults with the Prius model; and if he will make a statement.
(318759)
379
N
Stephen Hammond (Wimbledon): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, to what use fines received from train operating companies as a result of franchise breaches are put.
(318676)
380
N
Stephen Hammond (Wimbledon): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, how many members of staff of (a) Directly Operated Railways and (b) East Coast Trains occupy office space in his Department.
(318677)
381
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, how much his Department has spent on national concessionary bus travel for pensioners since the scheme's introduction in (a) Chorley, (b) Lancashire and (c) England.
(319338)
382
Mr Angus MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, how many driving offences of each type were committed by drivers of the Government Car and Despatch Agency while on duty in each of the last three years.
(319168)
383
John Mann (Bassetlaw): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, how many fewer train services will run on the East Coast Mainline to and from (a) Retford and London and (b) Retford and Leeds in the next timetable period compared to current service levels; and how many more train services will run to and from London and Leeds over the same periods.
(318897)
384
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what ministerial engagements the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport has planned on each day until 6 May.
(319008)
385
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, when he last reviewed safety arrangements for tall ships which are used for educational purposes for young people under 21; and if he will make a statement.
(318938)
386
Dan Rogerson (North Cornwall): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what steps his Department plans to take to participate in the Earth Hour event on 27 March 2010.
(319101)
387
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what mechanism is available to enable disabled people to challenge service providers who do not meet the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act 2005 in respect of the adequacy of the provision of parking spaces reserved for use by people with disabilities.
(318928)
388
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, how many thefts from his Department have been recorded in the last two years.
(318998)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Wales
389
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how much his Department spent on pot plants in (a) 2007-08, (b) 2008-09 and (c) 2009-10.
(319208)
390
Mr Angus MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, whether he has made an estimate of the number of (a) emails and (b) letters from members of the public to which his Department has responded since May 2007.
(318933)
391
Dan Rogerson (North Cornwall): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what steps his Department plans to take to participate in the Earth Hour event on 27 March 2010.
(319103)
392
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many thefts from his Department have been recorded in the last two years.
(318992)
Questions to the Minister for Women and Equality
393
Mr Angus MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar): To ask the Minister for Women and Equality, how many public meetings the Government Equalities Office has held in each year since its inception.
(319348)
394
Dan Rogerson (North Cornwall): To ask the Minister for Women and Equality, what steps the Government Equalities Office plans to take to participate in the Earth Hour event on 27 March 2010.
(319104)
395
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East): To ask the Minister for Women and Equality, how many thefts from the Government Equalities Office have been recorded in the last two years.
(318993)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
396
N
Gordon Banks (Ochil and South Perthshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when she expects to publish guidance on entitlement to national insurance credits for spouses of members of HM armed forces on the direct.gov website.
(318428)
397
N
Gordon Banks (Ochil and South Perthshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 4 February 2010, Official Report, column 447W, on social security benefits: ex-servicemen, if she will take steps to ensure that local authorities implement a full disregard of all war pensions in considering eligibility for housing and council tax benefits.
(318430)
398
N
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many individuals aged under 25 years old commenced a claim for (a) incapacity benefit, (b) work-related employment and support allowance and (c) support group employment in each of the last four quarters for which figures are available.
(318668)
399
Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the results were of occupational analysis of the jobseeker's allowance claimant count undertaken by her Department in (a) 2006 and (b) 2009.
(319336)
400
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much (a) her Department and (b) its agencies has spent on pot plants in (i) 2007-08, (ii) 2008-09 and (iii) 2009-10.
(319202)
401
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many pensioners resident in Stroud constituency were officially defined as poor in each year since 1997.
(318979)
402
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what her most recent estimate is of the level of pensioner poverty in Stroud constituency; and what steps her Department has taken to assist those affected.
(318980)
403
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that eligible pensioners receive their entitlement to (a) cold weather payments and (b) pension credit; and if she will make a statement.
(319055)
404
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) households and (b) individuals in each London borough have received winter fuel payments since 1 November 2009; and if she will make a statement.
(319059)
405
Paul Flynn (Newport West): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the effects would be on (a) public service and (b) other occupational pension schemes if the level of the basic and additional state pensions were both increased by 1.5 per cent. instead of 2.5 per cent. in April 2010; and how many pensioners would (i) gain and (ii) lose as a result.
(319356)
406
N
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 9 February 2010, Official Report, column 863W, on the Review of Equality 2025, on what date (a) the report was completed and (b) Ministers of her Department received the report; how many officials of her Department are responsible for considering and implementing the report's recommendations; and if she will make a statement.
(318792)
407
N
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many of her Department's staff at each grade work in the Benefit Simplification Unit; what targets have been set for the Unit; what recent progress reports the Unit has published; what recommendations the Unit has made since its inception; and how many such recommendations have been implemented.
(318794)
408
N
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of claimants of employment and support allowance have left the benefit for employment since its introduction.
(318795)
409
N
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of claimants of (a) incapacity benefit and (b) severe disablement allowance have left the benefit for employment in each of the last five years.
(318796)
410
N
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people resident in Chesterfield constituency have entered into work after participation in the New Deal programme since 1997.
(318626)
411
N
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many partners in (a) Chesterfield, (b) Derbyshire and (c) England have taken part in the New Deal for Partners in each month since January 2005.
(318767)
412
N
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many young people aged between 16 and 24 years old in (a) Chesterfield, (b) Derbyshire and (c) England have taken part in the New Deal for Lone Parents in each month since January 2005.
(318768)
413
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many cases relating to absent parents resident in Milton Keynes the Child Support Agency is managing.
(319003)
414
Mr Angus MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people were in receipt of pension credits in Na h-Eileanan an Iar constituency in the latest period for which figures are available; and what the average weekly payment was in such credits in that constituency in that period.
(319013)
415
Mr Angus MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people were in receipt of attendance allowance in Na h-Eileanan an Iar constituency in the latest period for which figures are available; and what the average weekly payment was of that allowance in that constituency in that period.
(319014)
416
Mr Angus MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people were in receipt of incapacity benefit in Na h-Eileanan an Iar constituency in the latest period for which figures are available; and what the average weekly payment made in such benefit was in that constituency in that period.
(319066)
417
Mr Angus MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people were in receipt of jobseeker's allowance in Na h-Eileanan an Iar constituency in the latest period for which figures are available; and what the average weekly payment made in such benefit was in that constituency in that period.
(319067)
418
John Mann (Bassetlaw): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether there are circumstances in which the award of industrial injury disablement benefit may result in a reduction in income for the recipient as a result of interaction with other benefits.
(318947)
419
Dan Rogerson (North Cornwall): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department plans to take to participate in the Earth Hour event on 27 March 2010.
(319105)
420
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff and Buchan): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many individuals are in receipt of (a) pension credit, (b) attendance allowance, (c) incapacity benefit and (d) jobseeker's allowance in Banff and Buchan constituency; and what the average weekly level of each benefit received was in the latest period for which figures are available.
(319346)
421
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff and Buchan): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) households and (b) individuals have received winter fuel payments in Banff and Buchan constituency since 1 November 2009.
(319347)
422
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many thefts from her Department have been recorded in the last two years.
(318989)
Questions to the Minister for the Cabinet Office
423
N
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many young people aged 16 and 17 years in (a) Chesterfield and (b) Derbyshire have claimed jobseeker's allowance in each year since 2005.
[Transferred] (318765)
Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
424
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what progress has been made against the 2006 target to reduce carbon emissions from road vehicles used for Government administrative operations by 15 per cent. by 2010-11 relative to 2005-06 levels.
[Transferred] (319344)
425
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many pleasure piers were on the Valuation Office Agency's Rating List in England in (a) 1997 and (b) 2010.
[Transferred] (319002)
426
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many traveller pitches are liable for (a) council tax and (b) business rates; and what estimate the Valuation Office Agency has made of the number of pitches which are not rated either for council tax or business rates.
[Transferred] (319016)
427
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Mole Valley of 5 February 2010, Official Report, columns 643-5W, on non-domestic rates: garages and petrol stations, how many of the hereditaments in each category are in each billing authority area.
[Transferred] (319111)
428
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the average council tax band of a new build dwelling in England was in the latest period for which figures are available.
[Transferred] (319121)
429
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many traveller camp pitches in England were on the Valuation Office Agency's rating List in (a) 1997 and (b) 2010.
[Transferred] (319127)
430
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many public libraries in England were on the Valuation Office Agency's rating List in (a) 1997 and (b) 2010.
[Transferred] (319128)
431
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the Answer to the hon. Member for Bromley and Chislehurst of 2 November 2009, Official Report, column 758W, on council tax: Bromley, if he will place in the Library a table showing the most recent figures for the number of properties with each individual (a) dwelling house code and (b) value significant code, including codes for (i) type, (ii) number of rooms, (iii) number of bedrooms, (iv) number of bathrooms, (v) number of floors, (vi) floor level, (vii) parking, (viii) garaging, (ix) conservatory type, (x) age, (xi) outbuilding and (xii) modernisation code, for all local authority areas in England; and what figures the Valuation Office Agency holds for such properties in Wales.
[Transferred] (319184)
432
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many premises of law courts in England were on the Valuation Office Agency's Rating List in (a) 1997 and (b) 2010.
[Transferred] (319221)
433
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many zoos in England were on the Valuation Office Agency's Rating List in (a) 1997 and (b) 2010.
[Transferred] (319223)
434
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many lap dancing venues in England were on the Valuation Office Agency's Rating List in (a) 1997 and (b) 2010.
[Transferred] (319291)
435
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many public telephone boxes in England were on the Valuation Office Agency's Rating List in (a) 1997 and (b) 2010.
[Transferred] (319293)
436
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many nightclubs and discotheques in England were on the Valuation Office Agency's Rating List in (a) 1997 and (b) 2010.
[Transferred] (319294)
437
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many supermarkets with a floor area of over 2,500 square metres in England were on the Valuation Office Agency's Rating List in (a) 1997 and (b) 2010.
[Transferred] (319295)
438
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many public conveniences in England were on the Valuation Office Agency's Rating List in (a) 1997 and (b) 2010.
[Transferred] (319301)
439
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many drive-in and drive-through restaurants in England were on the Valuation Office Agency's Rating List in (a) 1997 and (b) 2010.
[Transferred] (319302)
440
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many post offices in England were on the Valuation Office Agency's Rating List in (a) 1997 and (b) 2010.
[Transferred] (319306)
441
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many petrol filling stations in England were on the Valuation Office Agency's Rating List in (a) 1997 and (b) 2010.
[Transferred] (319313)
442
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many (a) casinos and gambling clubs and (b) bingo halls in England were on the Valuation Office Agency's Rating List in (i) 1997 and (ii) 2010.
[Transferred] (319315)
443
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the Answer to the hon. Member for Bromley and Chislehurst of 11 January 2009, Official Report, column 709W, on mortgages, what assessment has been made of the effect of the European Commission proposals on (a) the level of access by first time buyers to mortgages and (b) the maximum loan to value mortgage permitted for residential mortgages.
[Transferred] (319318)
444
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 11 January 2010, Official Report, column 782W, on Valuation Office: local government, which local authorities in England provide building control notices to the Valuation Office Agency (a) in hard copy, (b) by e-mail and (c) through the Valuebill/e-BARs interface.
[Transferred] (319322)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
445
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 10 February 2010, Official Report, column 1128W, on regional European offices, whether the Audit Commission has a role in auditing the finances of the (a) regional leaders boards and regional assemblies in England outside London and (b) regional European offices in Brussels.
[Transferred] (319011)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence
446
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what reports have been received of the names of the 27 civilians killed by NATO action in Uruzgan province on 21 February 2010.
[Transferred] (319237)
447
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what reports have been received of the names of the five civilians killed by NATO action in Kandahar on 15 February 2010.
[Transferred] (319238)
448
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what reports have been received of the names of the 12 civilians killed by NATO action in Marjah on 14 February 2010 during Operation Moshtarak.
[Transferred] (319239)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change
449
N
Mr David Anderson (Blaydon): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, if he will give additional support to promote the use of co-firing of biomass in coal-powered electricity generation.
[Question Unstarred] (318563)
450
N
Mr William Bain (Glasgow North East): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what recent steps he has taken to increase the use of new environmental technologies; and if he will make a statement.
[Question Unstarred] (318558)
Questions to the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission
451
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham): To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, how much was paid to Detica as part of the investigation into the leaking of hon. Members' expenses files in 2009.
[Transferred] (318945)
Questions to the Solicitor General
452
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Solicitor General, who initiated the discussions between the Palace, Farrers, the Attorney General's Secretariat, the Attorney General, a Senior District Judge, and President of the Family Division on the practice of the sealing of royal wills, leading to the creation of a document considering the practices for the closure of royal wills which was created in discussions before and after the death of the late Her Royal Highness the Princess Margaret Countess of Snowdon, but prior to the issue of any proceedings.
[Transferred] (319368)
453
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Solicitor General, if she will publish the record of the discussions between the Palace, Farrers, the Attorney General's Secretariat, the Attorney General, a Senior District Judge, and President of the Family Division on the practice of sealing of royal wills before and after the death of the late Her Royal Highness the Princess Margaret Countess of Snowdon, but prior to the issue of any proceedings to the sealing of royal wills.
[Transferred] (319369)

 
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