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The Questions Book

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Friday 26 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 Friday 26 February 2010
(the 'Questions Book')

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Friday 26 February 2010


This paper contains only Written Questions for answer on Friday 26 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 Friday 26 February of which no previous notice has been given, see the Order Paper.

For Written and Oral Questions for answer after Friday 26 February see Part 2 of this paper.


Questions to the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
1
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how much funding his Department and its predecessors have provided to further education colleges to help students with learning disabilities in each of the last three years.
(319469)
2
N
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many places there were in (a) further and (b) higher education institutions in academic year 2008-09.
(319177)
3
N
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 15 December 2009, Official Report, column 1095W, on students: disabled, what functions Postcomm performs in relation to the delivery of financial support for disabled students; and when he expects the Chief Executive of Postcomm to write with a substantive reply.
(319071)
4
Stewart Hosie (Dundee East): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, to how many (a) emails and (b) letters sent by post from members of the public his Department has responded since May 2007.
(319751)
5
Stewart Hosie (Dundee East): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what expenditure his Department has incurred on international travel since 2007.
(319752)
6
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how much was paid in (a) bonuses and (b) travel expenses to each (i) chief executive and (ii) board member of each regional development agency, in each of the last three years.
(319605)
7
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how much each regional development agency spent on (a) car services and (b) other travel costs for (i) the chief executive and (ii) each board member of each agency in each of the last three years.
(319606)
8
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what funding (a) his Department and (b) each regional development agency is providing to support Regional European Networks in 2009-10.
(319607)
9
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what datasets not included within the national indicator set local authorities are required to submit to (a) his Department and (b) the Better Regulation Executive.
(319657)
10
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, which bodies audit the accounts of the regional European offices in Brussels; and whether regional European offices are deemed to be public authorities for the purposes of UK (a) equality, (b) freedom of information and (c) human rights legislation.
(319797)
11
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, if he will place in the Library a copy of the accounts of each of the regional European offices that are held by each regional development agency.
(319798)
12
Greg Mulholland (Leeds North West): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many bankruptcies of (a) individuals in each age group resident and (b) businesses based in Leeds North West constituency there have been in each year since 2005.
(319499)
13
Greg Mulholland (Leeds North West): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what recent estimate he has made of the number of small and medium-sized businesses in Leeds North West constituency which are employing apprentices.
(319500)
14
Greg Mulholland (Leeds North West): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what proportion of people in Leeds North West constituency aged (a) between 16 and 18 and (b) between 19 and 24 years have not been in education, employment or training in each year since 1997.
(319501)
15
Greg Mulholland (Leeds North West): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many modern apprenticeships have been started in Leeds North West constituency since 1997.
(319502)
16
Greg Mulholland (Leeds North West): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what recent estimate he has made of the number of residents of Leeds North West constituency who qualify for paid leave entitlements.
(319504)
17
Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, which public relations companies have had contracts with (a) his Department and (b) each of its (i) non-departmental public bodies and (ii) executive agencies since 2004.
(319766)
18
Angus Robertson (Moray): 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 and (b) each (i) non-departmental public body and (ii) executive agency for which his Department is responsible in each year since 2005.
(319767)
19
Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what estimate he has made of the level of carbon emissions from his Department's buildings in each year since 2005.
(319769)
20
Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how much was spent on advertising by (a) his Department and (b) each of its (i) non-departmental public bodies and (ii) executive agencies in each year since 2005.
(319815)
21
N
Sir Michael Spicer (West Worcestershire): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, when he plans to respond to the email from the hon. Member for West Worcestershire of 23 November 2009 on the future of Cadbury.
(319249)
Questions to the Minister for the Cabinet Office
22
Peter Bottomley (Worthing West): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what categories of charity are exempt from registration.
(319672)
23
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many months each vacant Ministerial residence has been empty; and how much has been paid in council tax on each such residence since it became vacant.
(319559)
24
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the Office for National Statistics has classified the community infrastructure levy as a form of taxation.
(319636)
25
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent discussions the Office for National Statistics has had with the Department for Communities and Local Government on that Department's methodology for counting rough sleepers.
(319637)
26
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many computer keyboards purchased by her Department have been replaced owing to damage in each of the last 12 months.
(319638)
27
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the costs in (a) rent, (b) council tax, (c) utilities, (d) cleaning and maintenance and (e) other running costs of each individual Ministerial residence in Admiralty House were in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(319639)
28
Greg Mulholland (Leeds North West): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many and what proportion of jobseeker's allowance claimants in Leeds North West constituency had been claiming the allowance for (a) up to three, (b) between three and six, (c) between six and 12 and (d) between 12 and 24 months in each month since September 2009.
(319495)
29
Greg Mulholland (Leeds North West): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate she has made of the average income of a household in Leeds North West constituency in the (a) private and (b) social rented sector in each of the last three years.
(319496)
30
Greg Mulholland (Leeds North West): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many businesses have started up in Leeds North West constituency since 1997; and how many of those businesses were operating in the latest period for which figures are available.
(319503)
31
Greg Mulholland (Leeds North West): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the level of unemployment in Leeds North West constituency was in each year since 1997.
(319604)
32
Greg Mulholland (Leeds North West): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the average length of time was for which claimants aged between 18 and 24 years resident in Leeds North West constituency were in receipt of jobseeker's allowance in (a) each of the last 12 months and (b) each of the last five years.
(319627)
33
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if she will take steps to increase the level of social mobility for those with previous convictions.
(319419)
Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
34
Peter Bottomley (Worthing West): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will bring forward proposals to give the Financial Services Authority the power to consider cases of unreasonable buildings insurance premiums charged by freeholders of rented or leasehold property.
(319671)
35
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much revenue has accrued to the Exchequer from duty on sales of cider in each year since 2005.
(319517)
36
N
Stewart Hosie (Dundee East): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will take steps to prevent value added tax being reclaimed by retailers in relation to loss-leading on marketing promotions of alcohol products.
(319352)
37
Stewart Hosie (Dundee East): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what revenue accrued to the Exchequer from inheritance tax levied on estates in Dundee East constituency in the last five years.
(319568)
38
Stewart Hosie (Dundee East): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many homeowners in Dundee East constituency are in receipt of assistance under the Homeowner Mortgage Protection Scheme.
(319599)
39
N
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, on what dates HM Revenue and Customs wrote to customer operations staff at Lingmell House, Chorley to indicate an intention to move them to employment in a benefits and credits team; on what date HM Revenue and Customs wrote to their staff to rescind that intention; who was responsible for the reversal of that decision; if he will investigate the reasons for that reversal; and if he will make a statement.
(319173)
40
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what consideration he has given to the merits of restricting firms from using offshore companies to avoid stamp duty land tax.
(319628)
41
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many and what proportion of the Valuation Office Agency's (a) staff and (b) council tax inspectors are (i) male and (ii) female.
(319629)
42
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the Valuation Office Agency has requested access to data held on the (a) Home Condition Register, (b) Energy Performance Certificate Register and (c) National Register of Social Housing.
(319630)
43
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department has classified community infrastructure levy as a form of taxation.
(319631)
44
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many (a) requests and (b) approvals for authorisation for HM Revenue and Customs to carry out (a) property interference, (b) intrusive surveillance and (c) covert human intelligence sources there have been in each of the last five years.
(319632)
45
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will place in the Library a copy of each Total Place pilot report submitted to his Department.
(319633)
46
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, on how many occasions the Valuation Office Agency's public website has been offline in the last 12 months.
(319634)
47
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 11 January 2010, Official Report, column 772W, on the Public Sector Revaluation Independent Review, what the (a) title and (b) scope was of each dataset provided to the Review; and if he will place in the Library a copy of each dataset, redacting personally identifiable information.
(319642)
48
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Bromley and Chislehurst of 11 January 2010, Official Report, column 783W, on VAT: local government, how much was paid in value added tax refunds to local authorities consequent on judicial rulings in (a) 2007-08 and (b) 2008-09.
(319643)
49
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 4 February 2010, Official Report, column 522W, on the Valuation Office: contracts, how much the Valuation Office Agency spent on each of the listed suppliers in 2008-09.
(319644)
50
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Bromley and Chislehurst of 11 January 2010, Official Report, column 769W, on inheritance tax: housing, what the gross increase in cash terms in revenue from inheritance tax as a result of challenges by the Valuation Office Agency was in each year before 2008-09 for which figures are available.
(319645)
51
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Bromley and Chislehurst of 11 January 2010, Official Report, column 769W, how many individual properties had their assessment for inheritance tax increased in 2008-09 as the result of a challenge by the Valuation Office Agency.
(319646)
52
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 11 January 2010, Official Report, column 782W, on the Valuation Office: local government, which local authorities in England do not provide building control notices to the Valuation Office Agency.
(319649)
53
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 11 January 2010, Official Report, column 781W, on the Valuation Office, if he will place in the Library a copy of the minutes of each meeting of the (a) electronic capture of hard copy records project board and (b) installation of a geographical information system project board, redacting the commercially sensitive elements.
(319650)
54
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, on how many estates in the UK inheritance tax was paid in each year since 1996.
(319664)
55
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will request the Financial Services Authority to make a formal response to the Second Report of the Communities and Local Government Committee, on Local Authority Investments: Role of the Financial Services Authority, HC287.
(319729)
56
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 11 January 2010, Official Report, column 766W, on housing: valuation, how many and what proportion of dwellings in England have an entry on the Valuation Office Agency database with (a) dwellinghouse coding and (b) one or more value significant codes assigned to them.
(319736)
57
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 11 January 2010, Official Report, column 765W, on housing: valuation, how many dwellings are recorded (a) with a WK value significant code and (b) as having a reputational issue.
(319737)
58
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what reasons HM Revenue and Customs proposes to reclassify skills with prize machines as gaming machines; and what account that proposal takes of his Department's policy on retrospective taxation.
(319739)
59
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what definition of the term (a) actual and (b) vacant is used for the purposes of property returns for the e-PIMS database; and what proportion of central Government property is recorded on that database.
(319805)
60
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many port businesses in single port hereditaments were separately assessed for business rates in (a) 2000, (b) 2004, (c) 2005, (d) 2006, (e) 2007, (f) 2008 and (g) 2009; what consultation was held with each of them on the matter; and what statutory requirements applied to such new assessments.
(319443)
61
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many staff of the Valuation Office Agency worked in (a) the North East and (b) North Lincolnshire in each year since 1997; and how many such staff were visually impaired in each of those years.
(319447)
62
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many Valuation Office Agency staff in offices in (a) the North East and (b) North Lincolnshire worked on the separate rating of port businesses in each year since 1997.
(319448)
63
Greg Mulholland (Leeds North West): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many pensioners resident in Leeds North West constituency have been contacted as part of his Department's pension credit tax back campaign.
(319497)
64
Greg Mulholland (Leeds North West): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much revenue accrued to the Exchequer from inheritance tax on estates in Leeds North West constituency in the last five years.
(319498)
65
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to provide financial advisory services through the Post Office network.
(319422)
66
Mr Lee Scott (Ilford North): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his policy is on the (a) removal and (b) reduction of tax relief on pensions savings for people paying income tax at the 40 per cent. rate.
(319373)
67
Mr Lee Scott (Ilford North): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his policy is on the introduction of a tax on the interest earned on pension fund investments.
(319374)
68
Mr Lee Scott (Ilford North): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his policy is on the introduction of a capital gains tax on pension fund investments.
(319375)
69
Mr Lee Scott (Ilford North): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his policy is on the (a) reduction and (b) abolition of tax free lump sums for qualifying pension schemes.
(319376)
70
Mr Lee Scott (Ilford North): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of the likely effect on Exchequer revenues of the (a) reduction and (b) abolition of tax free lump sums for qualifying pension schemes in the last 12 months.
(319377)
71
Mr Lee Scott (Ilford North): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of the likely effect on Exchequer revenues of the introduction of capital gains tax for pension funds in the last 12 months.
(319378)
72
Mr Lee Scott (Ilford North): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of the likely effect on Exchequer revenues of the introduction of taxation on pension fund growth in the last 12 months.
(319379)
73
Mr Lee Scott (Ilford North): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of the likely effect on Exchequer revenues of the (a) removal and (b) reduction of tax relief on pensions savings for people paying income tax at the 40 per cent. rate in the last 12 months.
(319380)
74
N
Sir Michael Spicer (West Worcestershire): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to respond to the email from the hon. Member for West Worcestershire of 27 November 2009 on beer duty.
(319246)
75
N
Sir Michael Spicer (West Worcestershire): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to respond to the email from the hon. Member for West Worcestershire of 17 December 2009 on a high pay commission.
(319247)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families
76
Peter Bottomley (Worthing West): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, whether any additional changes to arrangements for registration of educational charities have been agreed with the Charity Commission since the publication of the protocol on academies in 2009.
(319670)
77
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what recent steps he has taken to improve fire safety in schools.
(318627)
78
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what his most recent estimate is of the number of new schools not required to fit sprinklers.
(318628)
79
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what estimate he has made of the number of fires reported in schools in each year since 2005.
(318629)
80
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what recent representations his Department has received on mandatory installation of fire sprinklers in new schools.
(318630)
81
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what his most recent estimate is of the annual cost to the public purse of fires in schools.
(318631)
82
David Howarth (Cambridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what recent assessment he has made of the level of qualifications required for teachers at (a) post-16 colleges and (b) sixth forms attached to secondary schools; and if he will make a statement.
(319472)
83
Mrs Joan Humble (Blackpool North & Fleetwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what the average salary of a teacher in (a) Blackpool, (b) Lancashire and (c) England was in the latest year for which information is available.
(319535)
84
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, for how long (a) unique pupil numbers and (b) unique learner numbers are held after a child leaves secondary education.
(319610)
85
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, whether ContactPoint uses (a) unique pupil numbers and (b) unique learner numbers to identify children.
(319611)
86
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what guidance his Department has given to local education authorities on visits to schools by (a) hon. Members, (b) parliamentary candidates and (c) Cabinet Ministers (i) within and (ii) outside election purdah periods.
(319658)
87
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what steps his Department and its predecessors have taken to reduce the cost of childcare to parents and carers in London since 2005.
(319663)
88
Greg Mulholland (Leeds North West): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what recent steps his Department has taken to improve the provision of sport in schools in Leeds North West constituency.
(319506)
89
Greg Mulholland (Leeds North West): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what proportion of students in Leeds North West constituency was eligible to receive free school meals in the latest period for which figures are available.
(319507)
90
Greg Mulholland (Leeds North West): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many (a) free nursery and (b) pre-school places were available for children aged (i) three and (ii) four years old in Leeds North West constituency in each year since 1997.
(319508)
91
Greg Mulholland (Leeds North West): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many 11 year olds in schools in Leeds North West constituency attained level four or above in Key Stage 2 in (a) 1997 and (b) 2009.
(319509)
92
Greg Mulholland (Leeds North West): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many 14 year olds in schools in Leeds North West constituency obtained level five or above in Key Stage 3 in (a) 1997 and (b) 2009.
(319510)
93
N
Mr Peter Robinson (Belfast East): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what percentage of his Department's annual budget is allocated to preventative and early intervention measures.
(318841)
94
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what percentage of pupils in (a) comprehensive and (b) maintained schools who achieved at least five grades A* to C at GCSE achieved one or more such grades in business studies, music technology, child development, hairdressing, construction, health and social care, sociology, media, travel and tourism, performing arts and hospitality and catering in each of the last five years.
(319684)
95
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what percentage of pupils from National Challenge schools who achieved at least five grades A* to C at GCSE achieved one or more such grade in business studies, music technolgy, child development, hairdressing, construction, health and social care, sociology, media, travel and tourism, performing arts and hospitality and catering in each of the last five years.
(319685)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
96
N
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will bring forward proposals to include the provision of reserves of salt and grit as part of the audit requirements of local authorities.
(318906)
97
Mr David Curry (Skipton & Ripon): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if the Minister of State for Housing will meet representatives of First Track Solutions, formerly Social Homes, to discuss his Department's plans for local letting agencies.
(319485)
98
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many and what percentage of fire service call-outs were to fires which had been started deliberately in each local authority area in the last 12 months.
(319778)
99
David Howarth (Cambridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many actions for non-compliance with energy performance certificates had been issued to landlords in the public sector by training standards officers on the latest date for which figures are available.
(319482)
100
David Howarth (Cambridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many display energy certificates for public buildings were recorded with the Landmark Agency in (a) 2008 and (b) 2009.
(319771)
101
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effect of Clause 1 of the Equality Bill on the allocation of local funding (a) by central government to local government and (b) by local authorities to individual wards and neighbourhoods.
(319626)
102
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 Brentwood and Ongar of 15 May 2006, Official Report, column 766W, on the Valuation Office Agency, whether any changes have been made since May 2006 to the Valuation Office Agency's (a) powers and (b) policy on revaluing, re-assessing or re-classifying a domestic hereditament or composite hereditament after (i) a material change to a property and (ii) a council tax appeal.
(319647)
103
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 Brentwood and Ongar of 15 May 2006, Official Report, column 766W, on the Valuation Office Agency, whether any changes have been made to (a) his Department's policy on refunding householders following an erroneous council tax valuation and (b) the maximum liability of a local authority to refund over-payments of council tax attributable to incorrect banding.
(319648)
104
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many people were rescued uninjured from fires by the Fire Service in each of the last three years.
(319426)
105
N
John Mann (Bassetlaw): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will issue guidance to local authorities on (a) the fitting of individual thermostats for radiators under the Decent Homes Programme and (b) individual billing of heating for tenants in council housing served by communal heating systems.
(318953)
106
N
John Mann (Bassetlaw): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent discussions he has had with local authorities on costs arising from the replacement of communal heating systems in council housing stock dating from the 1980s.
(318954)
107
N
John Mann (Bassetlaw): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what guidance his Department has issued to local authorities on the thermal efficiency of windows fitted during works funded through the Decent Homes Programme.
(318955)
108
N
John Mann (Bassetlaw): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, who is responsible for inspecting works conducted on council housing stock to ensure compliance with the decent homes standard; and what mechanisms exist for appeals from residents where works are determined not to have reached the required standard.
(318956)
109
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when prescription of statutory ports ended; and what the effect of ending it was on the rating of (a) port businesses and (b) port owners.
(319438)
110
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when the Valuation Office Agency began its work on separate assessment of port businesses in ports previously rated as a single hereditament; for what reasons the Agency decided to do this; and when the work was completed.
(319444)
111
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, who decided that port companies hitherto part of one port hereditament should be separately assessed for business rates.
(319445)
112
N
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether submissions from developers to planning appeals may be (a) received and (b) taken account of after the closing date for such submissions; and if he will make a statement.
(319251)
113
N
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what discussions he has had with the Planning Inspectorate on the timing of submissions made by developers in respect of proposals to build houses at Innsworth, Gloucestershire, GL3 1EB.
(319252)
114
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what (a) financial and (b) other assistance his Department provides to local authorities for the purposes of undertaking the job evaluation process.
(319420)
115
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether his Department issues guidance to local authorities on responding to requests from local authority staff to (a) delay and (b) appeal against a result of the job evaluation process.
(319421)
116
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when he plans to answer Question 314663, on households in temporary accommodation, tabled on 27 January 2010.
(319588)
117
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when he plans to answer Question 314661, on households classified as intentionally homeless, tabled on 27 January 2010.
(319589)
118
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when he plans to answer Question 314660, on emergency accommodation, tabled on 27 January 2010.
(319590)
119
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when he plans to answer Question 314658, on emergency accommodation, tabled on 27 January 2010.
(319591)
120
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when he plans to answer Question 314657, on services for intentionally homeless households, tabled on 27 January 2010.
(319592)
121
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when he plans to answer Question 306633, on weekly rent, tabled on 8 December 2009.
(319593)
122
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when he plans to answer Question 305068, on empty homes, tabled on 3 December 2009.
(319594)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
123
Christopher Fraser (South West Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of improving digital coverage in Northern Ireland before the digital switchover; and from what budget that cost will be met.
(319473)
124
Christopher Fraser (South West Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate he has made of the proportion of households in Northern Ireland with access to (a) national DAB services from the BBC and (b) commercial DAB services provided at (i) national and (ii) local level.
(319474)
125
Christopher Fraser (South West Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether he has had discussions with the government of the Republic of Ireland on plans for the digitisation of radio.
(319475)
126
Christopher Fraser (South West Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether he plans to expand digital capacity in Northern Ireland to allow stations currently available on analogue to provide digital services before the digital switchover.
(319476)
127
Christopher Fraser (South West Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether he has made an estimate of the number of local commercial radio stations in Northern Ireland without a digital migration pathway.
(319477)
128
N
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans his Department has to mark St George's Day.
(318952)
129
Stewart Hosie (Dundee East): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much was raised for the London 2012 Olympics by (a) national lottery games dedicated to the London 2012 Olympics and (b) the Dream Number lottery game in 2007-08.
(319574)
130
N
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much his Department spent on the free swimming initiative in each quarter of 2009 for which figures are available.
(318911)
131
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent steps his Department has taken to assist public houses facing closure.
(319608)
132
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what timetable he has set for the proposed ending of the statutory requirement on local authorities to provide a comprehensive and efficient library service.
(319730)
133
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 3 February 2010, Official Report, column 341W, on local government finance, under how many indicators performance data are collected from local authorities in respect of (a) free swimming initiatives and (b) licensing.
(319794)
134
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 3 February 2010, Official Report, column 341W, on local government finance, what performance data local authorities regularly submit on libraries and museums to the Museums Libraries and Archives Council.
(319795)
135
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether a small firms impact assessment has been prepared in relation to proposals to reclassify skills with prize machines as gaming machines.
(319804)
136
Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much his Department spent on (a) written consultation, (b) consultation road shows and (c) focus groups in each of the last three years.
(319762)
137
Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether consultants have been contracted to carry out public participation activity on behalf of his Department in the last three years; and, if so, how much was spent in each case.
(319763)
138
Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much (a) his Department and (b) each (i) non-departmental public body and (ii) executive agency for which his Department is responsible spent on advertising in in each year since 2005.
(319764)
139
Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much (a) his Department and (b) each (i) non-departmental public body and (ii) executive agency for which his Department is responsible spent on external consultants and advisers in each year since 2005.
(319765)
140
Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate he has made of the total carbon dioxide emissions from his Department's buildings in each year since 2005.
(319806)
141
Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, which public relations companies have had contracts with (a) his Department and (b) each of its (i) non-departmental public bodies and (ii) executive agencies since 2004.
(319809)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence
142
N
Mr Jeremy Browne (Taunton): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he plans to privatise the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office.
(318903)
143
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many armoured vehicles of each type in each armed service were (a) in service and (b) available for operations on the latest date for which figures are available.
(319487)
144
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) logistics and (b) engineering vehicles of each type were (a) in service and (b) available for operations on the latest date for which figures are available.
(319488)
145
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many vehicle urgent operational requirements of each type have been (a) ordered and (b) delivered to Headquarters Land Forces since 2006.
(319489)
146
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many and what percentage of Territorial Army personnel were available to be deployed on operations on the latest date for which figures are available.
(319490)
147
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) rifles, (b) mortars, (c) machine guns and (d) artillery weapons were (i) in service with the Army and (ii) available for use by the Army in operations on the latest date for which figures are available.
(319491)
148
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many helicopters of each type in each armed service were (a) in service, (b) in the forward fleet and (c) fit for purpose on the latest date for which figures are available.
(319492)
149
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many RAF aircraft of each type were (a) in service, (b) in the forward fleet and (c) fit for purpose on the latest date for which figures are available.
(319493)
150
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many fixed wing aircraft were in the effective fleet in (a) 1997 and (b) 2010.
(319494)
151
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many RAF (a) C-17 Globemaster, (b) C-130K Hercules, (c) C-130J Hercules, (d) Tristar and (e) VC-10 aircraft will be used for the EU Training Mission for Somalia.
(319512)
152
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent reports he has received on the (a) military and (b) financial contribution of each EU member state planning to participate in the EU Training Mission for Somalia.
(319513)
153
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many British service personnel of each rank in each unit in each service he expects to participate in the EU Training Mission for Somalia.
(319514)
154
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what NATO assets he expects to be used for the EU Training Mission for Somalia under the (a) 2003 Berlin Plus arrangements and (b) 2002 NATO-EU Declaration on the European Security and Defence Policy.
(319515)
155
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much and what proportion of the funding of the EU Training Mission for Somalia his Department plans to contribute; and how much of that funding had been disbursed on 10 February 2010.
(319516)
156
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people the Service Personnel and Veterans Agency employs in each salary band.
[R] (319486)
157
Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the level of carbon dioxide emissions from his Department's military establishments (a) in the UK and (b) abroad in each year since 2005.
(319768)
158
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent discussions has he had on the weapons systems on the new Type 45 destroyers.
(319708)
159
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many pieces of protective eye wear have been reported (a) lost and (b) stolen from the armed forces in each of the last 12 months.
(319709)
160
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many army uniforms have been reported (a) lost and (b) stolen in each of the last 12 months.
(319710)
161
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many sets of army gloves have been reported (a) lost and (b) stolen in each of the last 12 months.
(319711)
162
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many army flares have been reported (a) lost and (b) stolen in each of the last 12 months.
(319712)
163
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many army knives have been reported (a) lost and (b) stolen in each of the last 12 months.
(319713)
164
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many army rocket launchers have been reported (a) lost and (b) stolen in each of the last 12 months.
(319714)
165
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many grenades have been reported (a) lost and (b) stolen from the Army in each of the last 12 months.
(319715)
166
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many army ration packs have been reported (a) lost and (b) stolen in each of the last 12 months.
(319716)
167
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many army night vision goggles have been reported (a) lost and (b) stolen in each of the last 12 months.
(319717)
168
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many army medical kits have been reported (a) lost and (b) stolen in each of the last 12 months.
(319718)
169
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many rounds of ammunition have been reported (a) lost and (b) stolen in each of the last 12 months.
(319719)
170
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many army weapons have been reported (a) lost and (b) stolen in each of the last 12 months.
(319720)
171
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many army radios have been reported (a) lost and (b) stolen in each of the last 12 months.
(319721)
172
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many pieces of body armour have been reported (a) lost and (b) stolen from the Army in each of the last 12 months.
(319722)
173
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many army helmets have been reported (a) lost and (b) stolen in each of the last 12 months.
(319723)
174
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many serving members of the (a) Army, (b) Royal Navy and (c) Royal Air Force have taken (i) maternity and (ii) paternity leave in the last 12 months.
(319724)
175
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what timetable has been set for the delivery of the new Type 45 destroyers; and if he will make a statement.
(319725)
176
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what reports he received on the recent test firing of the Type 45 missile systems; and if he will make a statement.
(319726)
177
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Sea Viper missile system.
(319727)
178
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he has made any official visits in connection with the new Type 45 destroyers.
(319728)
179
N
Sir Michael Spicer (West Worcestershire): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he plans to respond to the email from the hon. Member for West Worcestershire of 24 November 2009 on his Department's bonus scheme.
(319248)
180
N
Mr Ben Wallace (Lancaster & Wyre): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much funding his Department has provided to the A400M aircraft project under each budgetary heading; and for what purposes.
(319175)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change
181
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what the take-up rate of home energy efficiency improvements in the Energy Savings Trust Penistone area project has been to date; and which such improvements are (a) free of charge and (b) made at a cost to the householder.
(319734)
182
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what the take-up rate of home energy efficiency improvements in the Home Energy Efficiency Programme trials has been to date; and which such improvements are (a) free of charge and (b) made at a cost to the householder.
(319735)
183
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, pursuant to the Answer of 11 January 2010, Official Report, column 735W, on the Carbon Reduction Commitment energy efficiency scheme, what estimate he has made of the maximum potential cost to a local authority at the bottom of the Carbon Reduction Commitment league table; whether he has made an assessment of the potential effect on levels of council tax bills of that scheme; and whether those costs will be classified a new burden.
(319738)
184
Sir Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, when he plans to reply to the letter of 7 January 2010 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton on Ms K Morrison.
(319563)
185
N
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many wind turbines in England are situated within two kilometres of a dwelling house.
(319074)
186
Dr John Pugh (Southport): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, whether his Department holds information for benchmarking purposes on feed-in-tariff schemes on other EU member states.
(319547)
187
Dr John Pugh (Southport): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, whether he has made an assessment of public (a) awareness of and (b) opinion on the effects on energy bills of the implementation of a feed-in-tariff scheme.
(319566)
188
Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what the salary was of the Chief Executive of the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority in 2007.
(319810)
189
Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what the salary was of the Chief Executive of British Nuclear Fuels plc in 2009.
(319811)
190
Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how much (a) his Department and (b) each other body for which his Department is responsible spent on external consultants and advisers in each year since 2005.
(319812)
191
Sammy Wilson (East Antrim): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how much funding his Department has provided to the University of East Anglia's Climatic Research Unit in each of the last five years.
(319423)
192
Sammy Wilson (East Antrim): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how much his Department has spent on advertising aimed at raising awareness of climate change among (a) all people and (b) people under the age of 18 since its establishment.
(319424)
193
Sammy Wilson (East Antrim): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how much his Department had spent on its advertising campaign Act on CO2 at the latest date for which information is available.
(319440)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
194
N
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will take steps to prevent the use of wild animals in circuses.
(319176)
195
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate the Forestry Commission has made of the (a) initial and (b) maintenance cost of planting and maintenance of an urban tree.
(319618)
196
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what his Department's policy on mass-burn incineration of household waste is.
(319619)
197
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many households in England had (a) black sack and (b) wheeled containers for residual waste in each year since 2000.
(319620)
198
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what funding (a) his Department and (b) the Waste and Resources Action Programme has given to the East of England Waste Prevention Network since that body's inception.
(319621)
199
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, in which Government Office regions (a) regional waste awareness initiatives and (b) waste prevention networks are in operation; and what funding has been provided for such activity in each region in the latest period for which figures are available.
(319622)
200
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what datasets not in the National Indicator Set (a) his Department and (b) the Environment Agency regularly collects from local authorities.
(319623)
201
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions his Department had with the European Commission on proposals to establish an EU waste implementation agency.
(319624)
202
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much his Department has given to the Waste Improvement Network in each year since the Network's inception; and how much it plans to contribute in (a) 2009-10, (b) 2010-11 and (c) 2011-12.
(319666)
203
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the (a) functions and (b) purposes are of (i) the Waste and Resources Action Programme and (ii) the Waste Improvement Network; and whether each body has provided guidance to local authorities on (A) adopting alternate weekly rubbish collections and (B) restricting residual refuse container capacity.
(319733)
204
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 29 January 2010, Official Report, column 1135W, on Audit Commission: internet, if he will place in the Library a copy of the latest data on which local authorities collect residual household waste less than once a week according to records held by (a) his Department and (b) the Waste and Resources Action Programme.
(319744)
205
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the Answer to the hon. Member for Bromley and Chislehurst of 20 July 2009, Official Report, column 745W, on waste disposal: fees and charges, who responded to each of the consultations referred to.
(319745)
206
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 9 February 2010, Official Report, column 831W, on Special Protection Areas: cats, what guidance the European Commission has provided on the (a) implementation of the European Habitats Directive and (b) appropriateness of banning domestic cats and dogs in housing developments close to areas with Special Protection status.
(319799)
207
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what his most recent estimate is of the cost to his Department of the fees charged by Product Authentication International in respect of the Fertiliser Industry Assurance Scheme.
(319441)
208
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what his latest assessment is of the financial effects on individual farms of the Fertiliser Industry Assurance Scheme; and if he will make a statement.
(319442)
209
Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department plans to amend the Environmental Permitting Regulations; and if he will make a statement.
(319525)
210
Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what his Department's policy is on encouraging the re-use of waste oils.
(319526)
211
Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent estimate he has made of the average fishmeal content of organic pig and poultry feed.
(319569)
212
Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the contribution of fishmeal to the nutritional content of organic pig and poultry feed.
(319570)
213
Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent research his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) undertaken on the effects on aquatic reefs and plants from trawling; and if he will make a statement.
(319571)
214
Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of non-target species accidentally caught as a result of industrial fishing techniques in (a) 2007, (b) 2008 and (c) 2009.
(319572)
215
Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent research his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) undertaken on the effect on the level of fish stocks of industrial fishing techniques; and if he will make a statement.
(319573)
216
Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent research his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) undertaken on the effect on the organic classification of organic pig and poultry feed of the increase in fishmeal content.
(319581)
217
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what guidance his Department provides to public sector bodies on procuring meat and dairy products that are free range or produced to standards equivalent to those of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Freedom Food scheme.
(319537)
218
N
Sir Michael Spicer (West Worcestershire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the Minister of State plans to respond to the email from the hon. Member for West Worcestershire of 15 December 2009 on the welfare of racing greyhounds.
(319250)
219
N
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 22 February 2010, Official Report, column 49W, on veterinary services: complaints, if he will (a) invite the group Rights 4 Pets @ vets to participate in the meeting on 2 March 2010 and (b) meet that group to discuss its representations on the investigation of complaints against veterinary surgeons.
(319020)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
220
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assistance is provided by (a) British consulates and (b) his Department to assist the next of kin of persons who have died whilst working overseas; and if he will make a statement.
(319757)
221
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many British citizens have died whilst working in Corfu in each of the last three years.
(319758)
222
Mr David S. Borrow (South Ribble): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his own Department's specific commitments in the Government's AIDS strategy Achieving Universal Access apply to middle-income countries in Southern Africa.
(319418)
223
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has had discussions with representatives of the African Union and the government of Niger on the safety of people travelling to and from Niger following the coup in that country.
(319427)
224
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will hold discussions with British oil companies engaged in exploration in Uganda on the environmental effects in the region of such exploration activities.
(319428)
225
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representation his Department had at the global zero summit on nuclear disarmament in Paris on 2 to 4 February; and what evaluation he has made of the (a) papers discussed and (b) conclusions reached at the summit.
(319667)
226
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the Answer of 26 March 2009, Official Report, columns 598W, on departmental public expenditure, what estimate he has made of the effects of exchange rate movements on the level of funding required to meet the cost of the Government's commitments in relation to (a) international subscriptions and (b) peacekeeping activities in (i) 2009-10 and (ii) 2010-11.
(319675)
227
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Written Ministerial Statement of 23 February 2010, Official Report, columns 34-5WS, on departmental expenditure limits, for what legal services resources were requested.
(319676)
228
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Written Ministerial Statement of 23 February 2010, Official Report, columns 34-5WS, on departmental expenditure limits, to what activities the administration costs for modernisation of his Department relate; and under what budget headings those costs were incurred.
(319677)
229
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Written Ministerial Statement of 23 February 2010, Official Report, columns 34-5WS, on departmental expenditure limits, to what programmes the restructuring costs referred to relate; and under what budget headings those costs were incurred.
(319678)
230
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Written Ministerial Statement of 10 February 2010, Official Report, column 54WS, on Foreign and Commonwealth Office finances, what cost savings he plans to implement in relation to his Department's back-office operations; and whether he expects staff redundancies to form part of the cost savings process.
(319679)
231
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Written Ministerial Statement of 10 February 2010, Official Report, column 54WS, on Foreign and Commonwealth Office finances, how much he plans to require the (a) British Council, (b) BBC World Service and (c) FCO Services Trading Fund to contribute to his Department's budget.
(319680)
232
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Written Ministerial Statement of 10 February 2010, Official Report, column 54WS, on Foreign and Commonwealth Office finances, what annual limit will apply to the funds available to his Department under the foreign exchange adjustment account; and if he will make a statement.
(319681)
233
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Written Ministerial Statement of 10 February 2010, Official Report, column 54WS, on Foreign and Commonwealth Office finances, how the operation of the new foreign exchange adjustment account differs from previous arrangements to manage his Department's exposure to exchange rate movements; and if he will make a statement.
(319682)
234
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Written Ministerial Statement of 10 February 2010, Official Report, column 54WS, on Foreign and Commonwealth Office finances, what assets will be sold to make funding available for his Department's budget.
(319683)
235
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the likely effects of the presidential decree regarding the Electoral Complaints Commission in Afghanistan on the likelihood of free and fair parliamentary elections in that country in 2010; and if he will make a statement.
(319784)
236
N
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the name is of the (a) governor and (b) assistant governor of each overseas territory.
(319171)
237
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Pendle of 3 February 2010, Official Report, column 373W, on Carlton Gardens, what plans he has to extend the lease of 1 Carlton Gardens; and how much has been paid in council tax to date on the residential element of the ministerial residence at 1 Carlton Gardens since that residence became unoccupied.
(319802)
238
Sir Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he plans to reply to the letter of 19 January 2010 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton on the Parliamentary delegation to Gaza.
(319562)
239
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department has received advice on the permissibility of making redundant management service officers and replacing them in that capacity with locally-engaged staff; and if he will make a statement.
(319429)
240
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has made an assessment of the potential effects on (a) security and (b) levels of fraud in respect of his Department's operations of the replacement of management officers in UK overseas missions as part of the Corporate Services Programme; and if he will make a statement.
(319446)
241
Mrs Madeleine Moon (Bridgend): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent reports he has received of statements by senior Colombian government officials linking senior members of the political opposition in that country to terrorist and subversive activity.
(319750)
242
Dr John Pugh (Southport): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 10 February 2010, Official Report, column 978W, on Burma: arms trade, whether his Department has had discussions with the government of (a) Canada, (b) New Zealand and (c) Brazil on a UN-mandated arms embargo against Burma.
(319782)
243
Dr John Pugh (Southport): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 10 February 2010, Official Report, column 979W, on Burma: human rights, what discussions he has had in the United Nations Human Rights Council and the United Nations General Assembly on reports of crimes against humanity and war crimes in Burma.
(319783)
244
Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many of his Department's civil servants work in (a) England, (b) Scotland, (c) Wales and (d) Northern Ireland.
(319582)
245
Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many (a) Canadians, (b) Australians, (c) New Zealanders and (d) Indians used UK consular facilities in absence of representation of their country in (a) each of the last three years and (b) 2010 to date.
(319583)
246
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the activities of the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda following Rwanda's accession to the Commonwealth.
(319651)
247
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations his Department has made to the government of Egypt on the treatment of Coptic Christians in that country.
(319652)
248
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations his Department has made to the government of Indonesia on the treatment of Christians in Jakarta.
(319653)
249
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to the government of India on the treatment of Christians in Orissa State.
(319662)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
250
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) males and (b) females in each age group in each area have been (i) diagnosed with and (ii) treated for progressive supranuclear palsy in each of the last five years.
(319759)
251
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department (a) has commissioned, (b) plans to commission and (c) has evaluated (i) UK-based and (ii) international research into causes of progressive supranuclear palsy; and if he will make a statement.
(319760)
252
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he has made an estimate of the number of (a) males and (b) females in each age group in each area diagnosed with progressive supranuclear palsy who died in each of the last five years.
(319761)
253
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what payments the NHS has made to (a) NHS-related charities and (b) NHS bodies as a result of the Icelandic banking collapse.
(319538)
254
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated research on the proportion of accident and emergency admissions on Friday and Saturday nights attributable to alcohol-related incidents.
(319603)
255
David Howarth (Cambridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 10 February 2010, Official Report, columns 1042W, on autism, when he plans to publish the delivery plan for the adult autism strategy to be produced under section 1 of the Autism Act 2009.
(319640)
256
Mrs Joan Humble (Blackpool North & Fleetwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average salary of a nurse in the NHS was in the latest year for which information is available.
(319536)
257
Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make an estimate of the revenue which accrued to the NHS from the treatment of private patients at Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton in the last 12 months.
(319417)
258
Greg Mulholland (Leeds North West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many health visitors were employed in Leeds North West constituency in each year since 1997.
(319511)
259
N
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations he has received from the Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust on the level of their funding for 2010-11; and if he will make a statement.
(319253)
260
N
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much funding has been provided to the Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in each of the last five years; what the planned funding is for the next three years; and if he will make a statement.
(319254)
261
N
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many beds there were at the Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in each of the last five years; how many beds it is estimated the Trust will have in 2010-11; and if he will make a statement.
(319255)
262
N
Mr Peter Robinson (Belfast East): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of his Department's annual budget is allocated to preventative and early intervention measures.
(318842)
263
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many and what proportion of (a) secondary schools and (b) associated primary school clusters are served by a full-time school nurse.
(319539)
264
Mark Simmonds (Boston & Skegness): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects the designation of specialist providers as recommended in the Carter Report of 2006 to have been completed.
(319478)
265
Mark Simmonds (Boston & Skegness): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress has been made towards implementation of the 2008-09 Operating Framework which required specialised commissioning groups to create pooled budgets for commissioning specialised services.
(319479)
266
Mark Simmonds (Boston & Skegness): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what mechanisms are in place to assure the performance of (a) specialised commissioning groups and (b) the national commissioning group under the World Class Commissioning programme.
(319480)
267
N
Mr Robert Syms (Poole): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what medical evidence there is of any negative side effects of Epilim (sodium valproate) on (a) embryos and (b) those under the age of 18 years.
(318951)
268
N
Mr Robert Syms (Poole): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many compensation payments have been made for medical problems resulting from the prescribing of Epilim (sodium valproate) in the NHS.
(318957)
269
N
Mr Robert Syms (Poole): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research is being undertaken in the NHS on the use of Epilim (sodium valproate) for treatment in the NHS of diseases other than epilepsy.
(318958)
270
N
Mr Robert Syms (Poole): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what advice is given in the NHS on the prescribing of Epilim (sodium valproate) to pregnant women.
(318959)
271
N
Mr Robert Syms (Poole): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many prescriptions for Epilim (sodium valproate) were issued to those under the age of 18 years in the NHS in England in 2009.
(318960)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
272
N
Mr James Arbuthnot (North East Hampshire): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police officers were recruited in each month of the last two years.
(318910)
273
Richard Burden (Birmingham, Northfield): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations he has received from Birmingham City Council on the proposals in the Crime and Security Bill relating to vehicle immobilisation businesses; and if he will make a statement.
(319519)
274
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what information his Department collects on expenditure by the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) on work on counter-terrorism, with particular reference to expenditure by ACPO's Terrorism and Allied Matters Committee on the provision of accommodation in London for use by members of ACPO.
(319425)
275
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the effects on society of the use of psychoactive substances by individuals.
(319668)
276
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he has received recent reports on incidents of (a) sexual violence against female gang members by male members of the same gang and (b) sexual violence by male gang members against sisters and girlfriends of male members of rival gangs.
(319781)
277
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of police officer time was spent on each type of activity in (a) England and (b) Wales in the latest period for which figures are available.
(319518)
278
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of police officer time was spent on front-line policing in each year since 1997.
(319521)
279
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what five types of activity, excluding front-line policing, accounted for most police officer time in each year since 1997.
(319522)
280
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many incidents of anti-social behaviour were reported in (a) England and Wales, (b) each constituency, (c) each police force area, (d) each local authority area and (e) each of the smallest geographical areas for which figures are available in each year since 1997.
(319523)
281
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many complaints against the police were received in each year since 1997.
(319524)
282
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many children of each age group from each country have been held in immigration (a) detention and (b) removal centres at each location prior to deportation in each year since 1997.
(319527)
283
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people of each sex in each age group from each country have been awaiting a decision on an application for asylum at each location in each year since 1997.
(319528)
284
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the proportion of police officer time spent on paperwork in each year since 1997.
(319529)
285
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the proportion of police officer time spent on beat patrol in each year since 1997.
(319530)
286
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the proportion of police officer time spent on patrol (a) on foot and (b) in cars in each year since 1997.
(319531)
287
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the proportion of police officer time spent (a) inside police stations and (b) on the street in each year since 1997.
(319532)
288
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the proportion of police officer time spent on health and safety-related activities in each year since 1997.
(319533)
289
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people are awaiting a decision on an application for asylum.
(319654)
290
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will set out, with statistical evidence relating as closely as possible to each London borough, the effects on each borough of changes to his Department's policies between 2003-04 and 2008-09.
(319656)
291
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many children under the age of (a) 10 and (b) five years old were being held in immigration removal centres on the latest date for which figures are available.
(319775)
292
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) child asylum seekers and (b) children of asylum seekers of each age group from each country have been held in immigration detention prior to deportation at each location in each year since 1997.
(319776)
293
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what research his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) undertaken into (i) child victims of crime and (ii) child criminals in each of the last five years.
(319777)
294
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the 10 most common causes of complaint made against the police were in each year since 1997; and how many such complaints were made in each such year.
(319779)
295
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of victims of crime were notified when the person charged with the crime against them was (a) charged and (b) convicted in each year since 1997.
(319780)
296
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent progress has been made on the recruitment of local justice champions in Justice Seen, Justice Done areas.
(319575)
297
N
Stewart Hosie (Dundee East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he expects the visa issued on behalf of Mr Abdul Manan Saleh by the UK Border Agency on 19 November 2009 to be available for collection.
(318961)
298
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what datasets not included in the National Indicator Set local authorities are required to submit to (a) his Department and (b) its agencies.
(319616)
299
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the name and address is of each business the UK Border Agency has fined for hiring illegal immigrants in the last 24 months.
(319617)
300
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many individual powers of entry are exercisable by local authorities.
(319635)
301
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer to Lord Tebbit of 2 February 2010, Official Report, House of Lords, column WA16, on cycling, on how many occasions the Fixed Penalty Procedures Working Group has met in the last 12 months; and if he will place in the Library a copy of the (a) minutes and (b) papers of each meeting held in the last 12 months.
(319641)
302
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what planning applications the Identity and Passport Service has submitted in the last 18 months; and in respect of which addresses.
(319665)
303
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations have been received by (a) his Department and (b) the UK Border Agency from local authorities on funding in respect of asylum seekers.
(319731)
304
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much funding the UK Border Agency allocated to each local authority in respect of asylum seekers in 2008-09.
(319732)
305
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the evidence given to the Home Affairs Select Committee by Mr Sebastian Conran, Home Office Design and Technology Alliance on 2 February 2010, if he will commission a home security assessment to include in the home information pack for the sale of the Government House, South Eaton Place.
(319740)
306
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 11 January 2010, Official Report, column 702W, on terrorism: stop and search, if he will place in the Library a copy of the (a) National Policing Improvement Agency guidance on stop and search powers, (b) letter to all chief constables whose forces had standing section 44 authorisations and (c) guidance of 15 December 2009 on photography in public places.
(319743)
307
Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many illegal immigrants were detected at each of the main ports of entry to the United Kingdom in (a) 2008 and (b) 2009.
(319576)
308
Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many fraudulent passport applications were made in 2009; and how many of those applications involved (a) identity theft and (b) false declarations where the individual was otherwise entitled to a passport.
(319577)
309
Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have received a student visa sponsored by a language college which has subsequently been identified by his Department as bogus in each year since 2006.
(319578)
310
Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people entering the UK on a false student visa have been identified and deported in (a) each of the last three years and (b) 2010 to date.
(319579)
311
Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people from each Commonwealth country have been deported in (a) each of the last three years and (b) 2010 to date.
(319580)
Questions to the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission
312
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, what the cost has been of the operation of each (a) regional grand committee and (b) regional select committee since its inception.
(319655)
313
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, pursuant to the Answer of 3 February 2010, Official Report, column 329W, on 14 Tothill Street, how much has been spent in total to date, including the House of Commons contribution and the House of Lords contribution to the Commission on (a) rent, (b) refurbishment, (c) business rates and (d) utilities in respect of the unoccupied premises at 14 Tothill Street.
(319800)
Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development
314
Mr David Curry (Skipton & Ripon): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much funding his Department (a) allocated to each Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and Creditor Reporting system code in each of its bilateral country programmes in each of the last five years and (b) intends to allocate to each such code for each such programme in each of the next three years.
(319483)
315
Mr David Curry (Skipton & Ripon): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much funding his Department (a) allocated and (b) disbursed for (i) agriculture and (ii) food security through (A) bilateral expenditure, (B) multilateral contributions and (C) research in each of the last five years; and how much it intends to disburse in each such case in each of the next three years.
(319484)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Justice
316
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people resident in the London Borough of Bexley (a) were summoned for and (b) undertook jury service in each year since 1997.
(319470)
317
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 23 February 2010, Official Report, column 508W, on prisoners: education and drugs, what proportion of offenders in the (a) CARAT programme and (b) Young People's Substance Misuse Service programme successfully completed the course of drug intervention in each year since 2005-06.
(319659)
318
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prison officers have been dismissed on grounds of racist behaviour in each of the last three years.
(319560)
319
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average cost to the public purse was of a place in prison in each of the last three years.
(319561)
320
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average cost of providing a place in a young offender institution was in each of the last three years.
(319686)
321
Stewart Hosie (Dundee East): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much expenditure his Department incurred on the employment of special advisers and communications and press officers in each year since 2003.
(319756)
322
David Howarth (Cambridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether the cost of (a) prisoner health care, (b) prisoner education services, (c) drug addiction services and (d) dog handling are taken into account in his Department's estimates of the cost of a prison place in England and Wales.
(319437)
323
David Howarth (Cambridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of custodial sentences given to juveniles was appealed against in each of the last five years; and what proportion of those appeals was upheld.
(319449)
324
David Howarth (Cambridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what his most recent estimate is of average annual cost to the public purse per offender of (a) probation supervision, (b) probation supervision with a drug programme attachment, (c) probation supervision with an anger management programme attachment and (d) probation supervision with a domestic violence programme attachment.
(319450)
325
David Howarth (Cambridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what his most recent estimate is of the number of prison cells without in-cell sanitation; and what plans his Department has to install in-cell sanitation in those cells.
(319481)
326
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether any expenses incurred by returning officers in undertaking a general election count immediately following the closure of the polls are considered to be reasonable additional expenses for which they may be reimbursed by the Government.
(319436)
327
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 10 February 2010, Official Report, column 1077W, on local government finance, what requirements local authorities have to submit data not contained in the national indicator set to (a) his Department and (b) its agencies other than the Youth Justice Board.
(319462)
328
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 10 February 2010, Official Report, column 1077W, on local government finance, how many different items of data are collected from local authorities as part of the mandatory summary-level process by the Youth Justice Board.
(319520)
329
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, which provisions of the (a) Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000, (b) Electoral Administration Act 2006 and (c) Political Parties and Elections Act 2009 have not yet commenced; and for what reasons in each case.
(319612)
330
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 1 February 2010, Official Report, column 80W, on closed circuit television (CCTV): local government, if he will place in the Library a copy of the guidance issued by the Information Commissioner on the use of CCTV cameras with microphones; and what responsibilities the (a) Information Commissioner and (b) interim CCTV Regulator has in respect of the use of CCTV by local authorities.
(319742)
331
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people completed and passed a probation programme in each probation area in Wales in each year since 2005.
(319548)
332
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what his most recent estimate of the rate of re-offending after two years was following completion of a (a) domestic violence, (b) cognitive behaviour and (c) drugs programme in each probation area in Wales.
(319549)
333
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what his most recent estimate is of the rate of re-offending after two years following completion of a (a) a probation or supervision order, (b) a probation or supervision order with conditions and (c) unpaid work in each probation area in Wales.
(319550)
334
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many staff of each grade were employed by each probation area in Wales on 31 December (a) 2009 and (b) 1999.
(319551)
335
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many probation officers in each pay band at each grade were employed in each probation area in Wales on 31 December 2009.
(319552)
336
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many members there were of each probation board in Wales on 31 December 2009.
(319553)
337
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, for what reasons he decided to establish an all-Wales probation trust to replace the four probation service areas in Wales.
(319554)
338
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether people (a) whose first name was unavailable, (b) under the age of 18 years, (c) who had changed their names on marriage and (d) known to use aliases were counted for the purposes of his Department's determination of the number of service veterans in prison.
(319555)
339
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the prison population was when his Department made its determination of the number of service veterans in the prison system.
(319556)
340
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what his most recent estimate is of the number of service veterans in HM Prison (a) Manchester, (b) Durham and (c) Everthorpe.
(319557)
341
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what his most recent estimate is of the number of service veterans under the supervision of the probation service on (a) court orders and (b) parole.
(319558)
342
Dr John Pugh (Southport): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people have been convicted of an offence of violence relating to the use of force against intruders in their homes in each of the last 10 years.
(319564)
Questions to the Prime Minister
343
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Prime Minister, if he will consider the merits of including in any referendum held on electoral reform questions to include public support for (a) the Lisbon Treaty and (b) Trident replacement.
(319669)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Scotland
344
Stewart Hosie (Dundee East): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many of his Department's officials were classified as working in (a) England and (b) Scotland in each of the last three years; how many are so classified in 2010 to date; and how much his Department spent on staff salaries in each quarter of 2009.
(319586)
Questions to the Solicitor General
345
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Solicitor General, with reference to the Answer to Lord Avebury of 12 March 2009, Official Report, House of Lords, columns 1265-6WA, on Binyam Mohamed, when the Attorney General intends to report to Parliament his assessment of the question of criminal wrongdoing referred to.
(319534)
Questions to the Minister of State, Department for Transport
346
N
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, how many new miles of railway track have been (a) brought into use and (b) laid at each location since 1997.
(319072)
347
N
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, which projects have been allocated funding from the (a) Highways Agency Network Operations budget and (b) Technology Innovation Fund for (i) 2009-10, (ii) 2010-11, (iii) 2011-12, (iv) 2012-13, (v) 2013-14 and (vi) 2014-15; and how much such funding each such project has already received.
(319073)
348
N
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, if he will make it his policy not to override local authority contracts for the supply of salt and grit.
(318905)
349
N
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what assessment he has made of the preparedness of local authorities for the recent severe weather conditions including the provision of salt and grit in (a) Northamptonshire and (b) England.
(318907)
350
N
Mr Julian Brazier (Canterbury): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, when he expects the EU's Liquid Explosives Working Group to agree a standard for scanning for liquid explosives.
(318904)
351
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what progress has been made on reducing overcrowding on passenger rail services from stations in the London Borough of Bexley to London terminals.
(319471)
352
Stewart Hosie (Dundee East): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the number of instances of drink driving.
(319753)
353
N
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, whether cars operated by the Government Car and Despatch Agency have been subject to recall in the last six months.
(319172)
354
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what performance (a) indicators and (b) datasets outside the National Indicator Set local authorities are regularly required to provide to his Department.
(319613)
355
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what information his Department holds on the quantity of salt held by each local authority; and for which local authorities his Department holds no up-to-date information.
(319614)
356
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what the budget of the Office of the Traffic Commissioners is for 2009-10; where each of their offices is; and what powers local authorities have to (a) object to a heavy goods licence being granted by the Commissioners and (b) call for an existing licence to be amended or revoked.
(319615)
357
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, with reference to the Answer of 7 July 2009, Official Report, column 644W, on parking fines, which local authorities use automatic number plate recognition technology for (a) civil parking enforcement and (b) traffic lane enforcement, according to records held by his Department; and on what date each local authority was certified to use such technology.
(319801)
358
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, how many cases heard by the Traffic Penalty Tribunal were brought by local authorities in respect of their own vehicles in the last 36 months.
(319803)
359
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, when he last reviewed the processes used to (a) collect and (b) publish the annual emissions of carbon dioxide from domestic aviation; and if he will make a statement.
(319816)
360
Laura Moffatt (Crawley): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, how many drivers disputed a claim by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency that they had not submitted a statutory off-road notification certificate in the latest period for which figures are available.
(319565)
361
Mr Lee Scott (Ilford North): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on a national satellite-based road pricing scheme.
(319661)
362
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 22 February 2010, Official Report, column 187W, on the Government Car and Despatch Agency, on which projects the Agency engaged external consultants in each of those years.
(319587)
363
N
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, if he will extend the coverage area of the Hope Cove lifeboat up to and including Ordnance Survey points (a) 695373 to the east and (b) 605465 to the west.
(318209)
364
Jeremy Wright (Rugby & Kenilworth): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, if he will encourage train operating companies to increase the provision of rail services between Rugby and Scotland and the North West of England; and if he will make a statement.
(319381)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Wales
365
N
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what estimate he has made of the number of jobs in port businesses in Wales in each year since 1997.
(318908)
366
N
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has had with Ministerial colleagues on the legalisation of the practice of preparing sheep meat smokies in the last 12 months.
(318909)
367
Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many staff are employed in his Department's media and communications team; and how many were employed in 2009.
(319584)
368
Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how much was spent on advertising by (a) his Department and (b) each (i) non-departmental public body and (ii) executive agency for which his Department is responsible in 2009.
(319585)
Questions to the Minister for Women and Equality
369
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Minister for Women and Equality, if she will place in the Library a copy of the Equality and Human Rights Commission's (a) Dignity at Work policy and (b) accompanying communications strategy.
(319625)
370
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Minister for Women and Equality, pursuant to the Answer of 1 February 2010, Official Report, column 68W, on the Equality and Human Rights Commission, if she will place in the Library a copy of the correspondence (a) requesting the use of the Commission's buildings for non-Commission business and (b) (i) granting and (ii) revoking such permission.
(319741)
371
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Minister for Women and Equality, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Ruislip Northwood of 10 February 2010, Official Report, column 1008W, on hotels, for what dates each of the five star hotels were booked; and the name of each of the senior officials in whose name the bookings were made.
(319746)
372
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Minister for Women and Equality, pursuant to the Answer of 25 January 2010, Official Report, column 556W, on Equality and Human Rights Commission: industrial disputes, how much the Commission has spent to date on (a) internal courses, (b) external courses and (c) external trainers for staff training for employment tribunal litigation and process.
(319748)
373
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Minister for Women and Equality, pursuant to the Answer of 25 January 2010, Official Report, column 556W, on Equality and Human Rights Commission: industrial disputes, how much was paid out of public funds to settle the dispute in each of the 12 cases.
(319749)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
374
N
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of sanctions that have been imposed on existing claimants of incapacity benefit; and what the most common reasons are for the imposition of sanctions on claimants.
(319021)
375
N
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants of incapacity benefit were sanctioned in each of the last 10 years; and what the monetary value was of sanctions imposed in each of those years.
(319022)
376
N
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the primary work limiting condition was for claimants of (a) incapacity benefit and (b) employment and support allowance in the latest period for which information is available.
(319023)
377
N
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the (a) number and (b) proportion of claimants of (i) incapacity benefit and (ii) employment and support allowance in each main disease group.
(319174)
378
John Hemming (Birmingham, Yardley): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much her Department has spent to date on each of its current radio advertising campaigns; and what the purpose is of each such campaign.
(319451)
379
Stewart Hosie (Dundee East): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people resident in Dundee East constituency are in receipt of attendance allowance; and how much on average they receive in attendance allowance each week.
(319567)
380
Stewart Hosie (Dundee East): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in Dundee East constituency are in receipt of (a) incapacity benefit and (b) jobseeker's allowance; and what the average weekly payment to such people is in each case.
(319601)
381
Stewart Hosie (Dundee East): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) households and (b) individuals in the Dundee East constituency have received winter fuel payments since 1 November 2009.
(319602)
382
Stewart Hosie (Dundee East): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many cases of absent parents resident in (a) Scotland and (b) Dundee East constituency are currently being managed by the Child Support Agency.
(319755)
383
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what measures introduced by her Department since May 2005 have made it easier for (a) pensioners and (b) low income earners to claim council tax benefit.
(319609)
384
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make it her policy that the absence of planning permission is taken into account when awarding housing benefit to those residing in dwellings on Traveller sites.
(319747)
385
Mrs Madeleine Moon (Bridgend): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what guidance her Department has issued to GPs on Parkinson's disease and medical assessments of individuals' fitness for work.
(319452)
386
Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) households and (b) individuals resident in Moray constituency have received winter fuel payments since 1 November 2009.
(319673)
387
Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many cases managed by the Child Support Agency relate to absent parents in (a) Scotland and (b) Moray constituency.
(319674)
388
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the effect on the level of annual expenditure by her Department of an increase in the trivial commutation limit for stranded pensions in line with (a) earnings and (b) inflation in each of the next three years.
(319772)
389
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the effect on entitlement to income-related benefits of an annual increase in the trivial commutation limit in line with (a) earnings and (b) inflation in each of the next three years.
(319773)
390
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she plans to increase the level of capital disregard in respect of a trivially-commuted stranded pension pot.
(319774)
391
Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Answer to the hon. Member for Yorkshire East of 10 November 2009, Official Report, columns 303-4W, on social security benefits: fraud, when she expects her Department to publish the results of its voice risk analysis pilot schemes; and when she expects to decide whether to roll-out such schemes nationally.
(319460)
Questions to the Minister for the Cabinet Office
392
Greg Mulholland (Leeds North West): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many young people aged 16 and 17 years old in Leeds North West constituency have claimed jobseeker's allowance in each year since 2005.
[Transferred] (319505)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
393
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 1 February 2010, Official Report, column 138W, on regional development agencies: mining, for what reasons representatives of the other regional development agencies were not invited to the English Coalfield forum meetings.
[Transferred] (319796)
394
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, for how long the cumulo system of paying business rates by businesses in port hereditaments was prolonged in 2000; by what means the system was ended; when notice was given to port companies paying under the system that it would be ended; and when it was ended.
[Transferred] (319439)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
395
Stewart Hosie (Dundee East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many motorists were (a) stopped on suspicion and (b) prosecuted for drink driving in 2009.
[Transferred] (319754)
Questions to the Minister of State, Department for Transport
396
Mr Lee Scott (Ilford North): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what funding his Department has received for (a) the road pricing demonstration projects and (b) other funds associated with national road pricing in each of the last five years; and how much he expects to receive for such projects in each of the last five years.
[Transferred] (319660)

 
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