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The Questions Book

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Monday 23 November 2009

Notes:
* Indicates a Question for Oral Answer.
+ Indicates a Question not included in the random selection process but accepted because the quota for that day had not been filled.
[N] Indicates a Question for Written Answer on a named day, i.e. the Member has indicated under S.O. No. 22(4) the day on which he wishes the Question to be answered.
[R] Indicates that a relevant interest has been declared.
 


 

Questions for Oral or Written Answer
beginning on Monday 23 November 2009
(the 'Questions Book')

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Monday 23 November 2009


This paper contains only Written Questions for answer on Monday 23 November 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 Monday 23 November of which no previous notice has been given, see the Order Paper.

For Written and Oral Questions for answer after Monday 23 November see Part 2 of this paper.


Questions to the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
1
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, which (a) individuals other than Ministerial colleagues and officials of his Department and (b) organisations (i) he and (ii) the Secretary of State met in an official capacity in the week commencing 9 November 2009.
(301163)
2
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what estimate he has made of the cost to his Department of providing official cars for the use of (a) Ministers and (b) officials in the last 12 months.
(301178)
3
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, on what date (a) he and (b) the Secretary of State last travelled by train in the course of his official duties.
(301202)
4
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many small businesses there were in (a) England, (b) the South East and (c) Lewes constituency in each of the last five years.
(301284)
5
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many allegations of victimisation for whistleblowing have been made to his Department by its staff since 6 June 2006.
(301493)
6
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what the value was in sterling of fur pelts imported into the UK from China in each year since 1999.
(300360)
7
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assets of his Department are planned to be sold in each year from 2009-10 to 2013-14; what the (a) description and (b) book value of each such asset is; what the expected revenue from each such sale is; and if he will make a statement.
(300194)
8
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what timetable has been set for the establishment of the National Investment Corporation.
(300286)
9
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what funding has been allocated for the National Investment Corporation; and from which budget such funding will be drawn.
(300287)
10
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how much lending has been supported by the small business finance scheme announced in the 2008 Pre-Budget Report.
(300363)
11
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what his most recent estimate is of the level of availability of credit to small businesses.
(300395)
12
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what definitions of small and medium-sized enterprises are used by the Government.
(300529)
13
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what efficiency savings projects (a) his Department and (b) its agencies put in place under the Operational Efficiency Programme; on what date each such project was initiated; how much each such project was expected to contribute to departmental savings; how much had been saved through each such project on the latest date for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
(300934)
14
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many and what proportion of staff in his Department received bonus payments in 2008-09; what the total amount of bonuses paid was; what the largest single payment was; and if he will make a statement.
(301011)
15
N
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many and what proportion of people aged between 16 and 24 years were not in education, employment and training in (a) each year since 1992 and (b) the latest quarter for which figures are available.
(300486)
16
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how much money has been allocated to British-based companies from the 50,521 million euro programme administered by the Research Executive Agency of the European Commission under the Seventh Framework Programme; and which such companies have received such funding.
(301219)
17
Philip Davies (Shipley): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how much has been spent on recruitment consultants in respect of the appointment of a chairman for (a) Yorkshire Forward and (b) One North East.
(301343)
18
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many applicants from (a) Bexleyheath and Crayford constituency and (b) the London Borough of Bexley did not get a place at university in (i) 2008-09 and (ii) 2009-10.
(300235)
19
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many people in (a) Bexleyheath and Crayford constituency and (b) the London Borough of Bexley, who lost their apprenticeship place in the last 12 months, have found new apprenticeship places with other employers.
(300236)
20
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what progress has been made on the transfer of the functions of the Learning and Skills Council to (a) the Skills Funding Agency, (b) the National Apprenticeship Service, (c) the Young People's Learning Agency and (d) local authorities; and if he will make a statement.
(300237)
21
N
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, with reference to the Answer of 9 November 2009, Official Report, columns 169-170W on higher education: historic buildings, how much each university received from the Higher Education Funding Council for England to support old and historic buildings under the fixed targeted allocation in 2008-09; and if he will make a statement.
(300338)
22
Andrew George (St Ives): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, on how many occasions since (a) the creation of the Competition Commission and (b) the enactment of the Enterprise Act 2002 his Department and its predecessors have declined to (i) support or (ii) accept the Commission's recommendations or referrals for Government action arising from the Commission's work.
(301028)
23
Sandra Gidley (Romsey): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many bankruptcies there have been in (a) the ceremonial county of Hampshire, (b) Southampton and (c) the Test Valley of individuals in each age group in (i) 2008 and (ii) 2009 to date.
(301150)
24
Sandra Gidley (Romsey): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many people in each age group resident in each local authority area in the South East had not repaid their student loan at the latest date for which figures are available.
(301354)
25
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what expenditure his Department incurred on entertainment at 1 Victoria Street, London SW1 in 2008-09.
(301394)
26
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many (a) Ministers and (b) civil servants from his Department will be attending the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen in an official capacity.
(300884)
27
Mark Hunter (Cheadle): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of measures to regulate telephone numbers with (a) 0844, (b) 0845, (c) 0870 and (d) 0871 prefixes; and if he will make a statement.
(300850)
28
Mark Hunter (Cheadle): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what recent estimate Ofcom has made of the average waiting time before speaking to a person when calling telephone numbers with (a) 0844, (b) 0845, (c) 0870 and (d) 0871 prefixes; and if he will make a statement.
(300851)
29
Mark Hunter (Cheadle): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what recent estimate Ofcom has made of profit made by operators of lines with numbers with (a) 0844, (b) 0845, (c) 0870 and (d) 0871 prefixes in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(300852)
30
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what proportion of jobs advertised by his Department in the last 12 months were online only applications; and what provision his Department makes for those wishing to apply for jobs in his Department who do not have access to the internet.
(301543)
31
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what weight of paper his Department has recycled since June 2009.
(300773)
32
Tom Levitt (High Peak): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will take steps to ensure that all registered gas fitters carry with them when working a device to detect carbon monoxide.
(301369)
33
Tom Levitt (High Peak): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what information his Department holds on the proportion of carbon monoxide alarms sold which are (a) provided with lifetime batteries and (b) mains wired.
(301461)
34
Tom Levitt (High Peak): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what information his Department holds on the proportion of carbon monoxide alarms sold which conform to BS EN 50291; and if he will make a statement.
(301462)
35
N
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what the (a) average and (b) highest non-consolidated performance related payment was in cash terms for a senior civil servant in his Department in each of the last five years.
(300825)
36
N
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, with reference to the Answer of 9 September 2009, Official Report, column 2070W, on departmental pay, in respect of staff employed in London working for his Department on contracted out services, what the name was of each employer, including in respect of contracts that have been sub-let and business that has been awarded where the contract is not exclusive to London; what the nature was of the work undertaken on each contract; how many staff of each grade were employed at each location on each contract; what the length was of the contract in each case; and what union recognition agreements are in place with each contractor.
(300826)
37
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, whether any BSI Kitemarked flood resilient products are available to the consumer.
(301070)
38
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what tests are undertaken to ensure that flood resilient products are fit for purpose; and what redress to the consumer is available in circumstances in which such a product fails to prevent flooding.
(301071)
39
John Mason (Glasgow East): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what (a) bonuses and (b) incentives have been paid to (i) consultants and (ii) contractors engaged by his Department in each year since his Department was established.
(300649)
40
John Mason (Glasgow East): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what (a) bonuses and (b) incentives have been paid to (i) consultants and (ii) contractors engaged by executive agencies and non-departmental public bodies for which his Department is responsible in each of the last three years.
(300650)
41
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many insolvencies started more than 15 years ago remain unresolved; and what steps he is taking to identify the reasons for the time taken to resolve such cases.
(300724)
42
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, with reference to the Answer of 9 November 2009, Official Report, column 172W, on the Learning and Skills Council for England: correspondence, if he will request the Learning and Skills Council to send to the Official Report for publication copies of letters sent to hon. Members in response to parliamentary questions.
(300685)
43
John Penrose (Weston-Super-Mare): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many people took part in paid market research to improve the Department's website at the end of October 2009; and how much each person was paid to take part in such research.
(300746)
44
John Penrose (Weston-Super-Mare): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will publish the results of the paid market research undertaken at the end of October 2009 to improve the Department's website; and what changes (a) have been and (b) are planned to be made to the website as a consequence of that research.
(300747)
45
John Penrose (Weston-Super-Mare): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, for what reasons limited liability partnerships do not have access to the webfiling service provided by Companies House.
(300752)
46
Mr Mark Prisk (Hertford & Stortford): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what the cost to the public purse was of the Women's Enterprise Taskforce in (a) 2006-07, (b) 2007-08 and (c) 2008-09; and if he will make a statement.
(300268)
47
Mr Mark Prisk (Hertford & Stortford): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what the cost was of (a) air tickets, (b) rail tickets, (c) taxi fares and (d) hotel rooms claimed by each member of the board of the Women's Enterprise Taskforce in connection with the work of that Taskforce in (i) 2006-07, (ii) 2007-08 and (iii) 2008-09; and if he will make a statement.
(300269)
48
Mr Mark Prisk (Hertford & Stortford): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will place in the Library a copy of the minutes of each meeting held by the Women's Enterprise Taskforce since its inception.
(300270)
49
Dr John Pugh (Southport): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment he has made of the merits of making the Royal Mail postcode database freely accessible for (a) not-for-profit and (b) profitable use.
(300279)
50
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what family-friendly working policies his Department and its predecessors have implemented in each of the last 10 years.
(300408)
51
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what recent assessment he has made of the availability of credit to new businesses; and what steps his Department is taking to increase this availability.
(300224)
52
Andrew Selous (South West Bedfordshire): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many and what percentage of staff of his Department, its executive agencies and non-departmental public bodies work flexibly or part-time; and what his Department's policy is on making jobs available on a job-share or flexible basis.
(301335)
53
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how much funding his Department has allocated for (a) year end and (b) in-year bonuses in 2009-10.
(301300)
54
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how much his Department has spent on (a) cut flowers and (b) pot plants since its creation.
(301352)
55
Mr Mike Weir (Angus): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what regulation his Department undertakes of the level of fees charged by insolvency practitioners.
(300678)
56
Mr Mike Weir (Angus): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, whether his Department plans to set a cap on the fees charged by insolvency practitioners.
(300679)
57
Mr Mike Weir (Angus): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many complaints have been received by (a) the Insolvency Service and (b) the Accountant in Bankruptcy in respect of insolvency practitioners and administrators in each of the last 10 years.
(300680)
58
Mr Mike Weir (Angus): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what plans his Department has to review the regulation of the Insolvency Service.
(300681)
59
Mr Mike Weir (Angus): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps his Department is taking to encourage greater transparency in the insolvency sector.
(300682)
60
Mr Mike Weir (Angus): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many liquidations commenced in each of the last five years.
(300786)
61
Mr Mike Weir (Angus): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many liquidations which commenced (a) five, (b) 10, (c) 15 and (d) 20 or more years ago have not yet been finalised.
(300787)
62
Mr Mike Weir (Angus): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how long on average it took for an insolvency case to be settled in the latest period for which figures are available.
(300788)
63
Mr Mike Weir (Angus): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what estimate he has made of the amount of money which is owed to unsecured creditors by firms in liquidation.
(300789)
64
Mr Mike Weir (Angus): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many licensed insolvency practitioners there are.
(300790)
65
Mr Mike Weir (Angus): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many insolvency practitioners have had their licences withdrawn in each of the last 10 years.
(300791)
66
N
Malcolm Wicks (Croydon North): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the (a) supply and (b) quality of cast iron for use in UK industry.
(300245)
67
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what percentage of residents in Herefordshire have access to a broadband with a speed of (a) 0 to two, (b) three to five, (c) six to 10, (d) 11 to 15, (e) 16 to 20, (f) 21 to 25, (g) 26 to 30, (h) 31 to 35, (i) 36 to 40, (j) 41 to 45, (k) 46 to 50, (l) 51 to 55 and (m) 55 Mbps and above.
(301518)
68
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what percentage of households in the UK (a) have broadband access and (b) have broadband of at least two Mbps.
(301519)
69
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what funding is available to provide access to broadband in local community facilities.
(301520)
70
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what percentage of the population has access to broadband of 2 Mbps or more.
(301521)
71
Mr David Willetts (Havant): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many students (a) commenced and (b) completed HNC/HND qualification courses in each year since 2000.
(300783)
72
Mr David Willetts (Havant): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many students (a) commenced and (b) completed a foundation degree course in each year since 2000.
(300820)
73
Mr David Willetts (Havant): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many disabled students have (a) applied for and (b) received disabled students allowance for the academic year 2009-10.
(300821)
74
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what estimate he has made of the proportion of (a) lamb, (b) beef, (c) chicken, (d) pork, (e) turkey, (f) other meats, (g) vegetables and (h) fruit procured by his Department that was produced in the UK in the latest period for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
(300189)
75
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many Christmas parties his Department plans to host in 2009; what has been budgeted for each such reception; what estimate he has made of the proportion of (a) lamb, (b) beef, (c) chicken, (d) pork, (e) turkey, (f) other meats, (g) vegetables, (h) fruit and (i) alcohol to be served at each such function which is produced in the UK; and if he will make a statement.
(300881)
76
Pete Wishart (Perth and North Perthshire): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what expenditure his Department and its agencies have incurred on external legal advice and representation in each year since his Department was established; and for what purposes such services have been commissioned.
(300581)
Questions to the Minister for the Cabinet Office
77
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate she has made of the cost to her Department of providing official cars for the use of (a) Ministers and (b) officials in the last 12 months.
(301190)
78
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, on what date she last travelled by train in the course of her official duties.
(301210)
79
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many allegations of victimisation for whistleblowing have been made to her Department by its staff since 6 June 2006.
(301487)
80
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assets of her Department are planned to be sold in each year from 2009-10 to 2013-14; what the (a) description and (b) book value of each such asset is; what the expected revenue from each such sale is; and if she will make a statement.
(300195)
81
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what events her Department organised to mark Social Enterprise Day in (a) 2007, (b) 2008 and (c) 2009; and how much each such event cost.
(300537)
82
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what efficiency savings projects (a) her Department and (b) its agency put in place under the Operational Efficiency Programme; on what date each such project was initiated; how much each such project was expected to contribute to Departmental savings; how much had been saved through each such project on the latest date for which figures are available; and if she will make a statement.
(300922)
83
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what efficiency savings projects the Prime Minister's Office put in place under the Operational Efficiency Programme; on what date each such project was initiated; how much each such project was expected to contribute to the Office's savings; how much had been saved through each such project on the latest date for which figures are available; and if she will make a statement.
(300937)
84
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many (a) UK nationals, (b) UK born people, (c) non-UK EU nationals and (d) non-EU nationals of working age were in employment in the (i) public and (ii) private sector in each of the last eight quarters for which figures are available; what proportion of the number of people employed in each sector the figures in each such category represent; and what the equivalent figures were in 1987.
(300823)
85
N
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many and what proportion of (a) UK nationals, (b) UK-born people, (c) foreign nationals, (d) non-UK EU nationals, (e) EU A8 nationals and (f) non-EU nationals (i) aged over 16 years and (ii) of working age were in employment in the UK in each of the last four quarters for which figures are available; and what the percentage change in each category was in each of the last four quarters.
(300916)
86
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, in which 10 employment sectors there is the highest proportion of migrant workers.
(300559)
87
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate she has made of the number of migrant workers in each employment sector in each year since 2002.
(300560)
88
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the UK's migration policy on migrants from Romania and Bulgaria; and if she will make a statement.
(301317)
89
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the cost of provision of Government cars to special advisers in her Department was in the last 12 months.
(301390)
90
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many staff worked in 10 Downing Street other than in the Prime Minister's office in (a) 2005-06, (b) 2006-07 and (c) 2007-08.
(301393)
91
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate she has made of the projected population of each Lancashire constituency in each of the next five years.
(301420)
92
N
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many domestic flights within Great Britain officials from her Department took in an official capacity in 2008-09; and at what cost to the public purse.
(300419)
93
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what proportion of jobs advertised by her Department in the last 12 months were online only applications; and what provision her Department makes for those wishing to apply for jobs in her Department who do not have access to the internet.
(301544)
94
Mrs Eleanor Laing (Epping Forest): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many (a) Ministers, (b) officials, (c) representatives of local authorities and (d) members of the public who (i) had and (ii) had not been invited attended the Building Britain's Future roadshow event in (A) Leicester on 1 July, (B) Portsmouth on 10 July, (C) the North East on 20 July, (D) Ipswich on 22 July, (E) Liverpool on 27 July, (F) the West Midlands on 27 July, (G) Yorkshire and the Humber on 27 July, (H) Bristol on 28 July and (I) London on 29 July 2009; and what the cost was of that event.
(300737)
95
John Mason (Glasgow East): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what (a) bonuses and (b) incentives have been paid to (i) consultants and (ii) contractors engaged by her Department in each of the last three years.
(300635)
96
John Mason (Glasgow East): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what (a) bonuses and (b) incentives have been paid to (i) consultants and (ii) contractors engaged by executive agencies and non-departmental public bodies for which her Department is responsible in each of the last three years.
(300636)
97
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much has been paid out under the Civil Service no-fault compensation scheme to civil servants in each Department in each year since the scheme was established.
(300211)
98
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much has been paid out in respect of stress-related conditions under the Civil Service no-fault compensation scheme to civil servants in each Department in each year since the scheme was established.
(300375)
99
Dr John Pugh (Southport): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, for what reasons the postcode database being created by the Office for National Statistics will be destroyed after the Census rather than being made available for reuse, as referred to in recommendation seven of the report of the Power of Information Taskforce; and if she will make a statement.
(300277)
100
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people were in employment in Vale of Clwyd constituency in each of the last 12 years.
(300664)
101
Andrew Selous (South West Bedfordshire): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many and what percentage of staff of her Department, its executive agencies and non-departmental public bodies work flexibly or part-time; and what her Department's policy is on making jobs available on a job-share or flexible basis.
(301339)
102
Andrew Selous (South West Bedfordshire): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many and what proportion of staff (a) the Prime Minister's Office and (b) the Leader of the House's Office work flexibly or part-time; and what each Office's policy is on making jobs available on a job-share or flexible basis.
(301340)
103
Mr Shailesh Vara (North West Cambridgeshire): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many individuals in the UK owned shares in (a) 1980, (b) 1990, (c) 2000 and (d) 2009.
(300976)
104
Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if she will estimate the number of pensioner households that will have an oldest member between the ages of 60 and 65 years in each of the next five years; and if she will make a statement.
(300690)
105
Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many and what proportion of civil servants earn more than £50,000 per annum.
(300813)
106
Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much was paid in salary and wage costs for civil servants in the last 12 months; and what estimate she has made of the proportion of that figure which was paid to civil servants who earn more than £50,000 per annum.
(300847)
107
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate she has made of the proportion of (a) lamb, (b) beef, (c) chicken, (d) pork, (e) turkey, (f) other meats, (g) vegetables and (h) fruit procured by (i) 10 Downing Street and (ii) her Department that was produced in the UK in the latest period for which figures are available; and if she will make a statement.
(300192)
108
N
Mr David Winnick (Walsall North): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when she plans to reply to that part of the letter of 8 October 2009 from the hon. Member for Walsall North which was transferred from the Department for Work and Pensions, concerning a constituent and the Civil Service Pension Scheme.
(300618)
Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
109
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, which (a) individuals other than Ministerial colleagues and officials of his Department and (b) organisations he met in an official capacity in the week commencing 9 November 2009.
(301167)
110
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the cost to his Department of providing official cars for the use of (a) Ministers and (b) officials in the last 12 months.
(301172)
111
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, on what date he last travelled by train in the course of his official duties.
(301206)
112
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many allegations of victimisation for whistleblowing have been made to his Department by its staff since 6 June 2006.
(301488)
113
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assets of his Department are planned to be sold in each year from 2009-10 to 2013-14; what the (a) description and (b) book value of each such asset is; what the expected revenue from each such sale is; and if he will make a statement.
(300209)
114
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what (a) primary and (b) secondary legislation is planned for the implementation of the Clear Line of Sight Project.
(300354)
115
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department has taken to help UK businesses apply for European Investment Bank funds.
(300364)
116
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many staff in his Department received bonus payments in each of the last five years for which information is available; what proportion of the total workforce they represented; what the total amount of bonuses paid was; what the largest single payment was; and if he will make a statement.
(300380)
117
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what efficiency savings projects (a) his Department and (b) its agencies put in place under the Operational Efficiency Programme; on what date each such project was initiated; how much each such project was expected to contribute to Departmental savings; how much had been saved through each such project on the latest date for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
(300940)
118
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent steps his Department has taken to implement the findings of the Thoresen Review of generic financial advice which the Government has accepted.
(301222)
119
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he plans to take to increase research and development expenditure; what assessment he has made of the effect of research and development tax credits on research and development expenditure in the UK; and if he will make a statement.
(300753)
120
Andrew George (St Ives): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much central Government expenditure which cannot be attributed to geographical parts of the country there has been in each year since 1997; how such expenditure is calculated; and what proportion of all central Government expenditure such expenditure constituted in each such year.
(301030)
121
Mr David Heathcoat-Amory (Wells): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his Department's projections are for the level of the UK's (a) contributions to and (b) receipts from the EU budget in each calendar year from 2009 to 2013 inclusive, in pounds sterling, (i) before and (ii) after abatement.
(300979)
122
Mr David Heathcoat-Amory (Wells): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what forecast his Department has made of UK (a) contributions to and (b) receipts from the EU budget in pounds sterling for each calendar year from 2014 to 2020 inclusive (i) before and (ii) after abatement.
(301009)
123
Mr David Heathcoat-Amory (Wells): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions his Department's officials have had with (a) other EU member states and (b) EU institutions on the EU Financial Framework 2014-20.
(301010)
124
N
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many domestic flights in Great Britain officials of his Department took in an official capacity in 2008-09; and at what cost to the public purse such flights were taken.
(300969)
125
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion of jobs advertised by his Department in the last 12 months were online only applications; and what provision his Department makes for those wishing to apply for jobs in his Department who do not have access to the internet.
(301542)
126
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what level of remuneration is being provided to Sir John Chadwick for undertaking work in order to provide advice on an ex-gratia payment scheme; and how much (a) time Sir John spent on such work and (b) he was paid (i) between 17 July 2009 and 18 August 2009 and (ii) since 1 November 2009.
(301508)
127
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many properties are recorded with each individual (a) dwellinghouse code and (b) value significant code in the local authority area of South Cambridgeshire; and what the category for (i) type, (ii) number of rooms, (iii) number of bedrooms, (iv) number of bathrooms, (v) number of floors, (vi) floor level, (vii) parking, (viii) garaging, (ix) conservatory type, (x) age, (xi) outbuilding and (xii) modernisation code was according to electronic records held by the Valuation Office Agency.
(300362)
128
Mr Eddie McGrady (South Down): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has received recent representations on the foreclosure by Ulster Bank on (a) building contractors and (b) small businesses.
(300910)
129
John Mason (Glasgow East): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what (a) bonuses and (b) incentives have been paid to (i) consultants and (ii) contractors engaged by his Department in each of the last three years.
(300651)
130
John Mason (Glasgow East): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what (a) bonuses and (b) incentives have been paid to (i) consultants and (ii) contractors engaged by executive agencies and non-departmental public bodies for which his Department is responsible in each of the last three years.
(300652)
131
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the revenue which would be raised by treating all capital gains accruing to companies as income and taxing them at the appropriate corporate tax rate in 2009-10.
(300725)
132
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will introduce legislative proposals to limit the remuneration of directors of banks with deposit-taking licences to 10 times the average wage paid to employees of that bank.
(300726)
133
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will introduce legislative proposals to limit the remuneration of hedge fund directors.
(300727)
134
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the tax revenue which would be raised by limiting tax relief on pension contributions to the basic rate of income tax only for all taxpayers in 2009-10.
(300728)
135
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the tax revenues likely to be raised as a consequence of the treatment for income tax purposes of all capital gains accruing to individuals as income.
(301502)
136
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the tax revenues likely to be raised as a consequence of ending the charitable status and tax exemptions for which the professional accountancy bodies operating as recognised supervisory bodies under the Companies Act 2006 are eligible.
(301503)
137
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the tax revenues likely to be raised as a consequence of the ending of tax relief on professional subscriptions paid by accountants and lawyers.
(301504)
138
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the tax cost of exempting from (a) income tax and (b) national insurance contributions liability those earning the national minimum wage.
(301505)
139
N
Anne Moffat (East Lothian): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the effect on small businesses of the time to pay measures.
(300367)
140
N
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether (a) pharmacy contractors and (b) appliance contractors are zero rated for value added tax when supplying products and service on NHS Form F.P.10; and if he will make a statement.
[R] (300370)
141
Willie Rennie (Dunfermline and West Fife): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to increase to £9,000 the income tax threshold for income earned through renting a room in a property.
(301452)
142
N
Bob Russell (Colchester): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his policy is on the levying of corporation tax on credit unions; and if he will make a statement.
(300984)
143
N
Bob Russell (Colchester): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much was paid in corporation tax by credit unions in each of the last five financial years; and how much he estimates will be paid (a) 2009-10 and (b) 2010-11.
(300985)
144
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, by what mechanism the activities of HM Treasury and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills to tackle the recession are co-ordinated.
(300223)
145
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will assess the effect of tax competition in the European Union on revenues to the UK Exchequer; and if he will make a statement.
(300316)
146
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department carried out a regulatory impact assessment on new tax rules for furnished holiday lettings included in the Budget 2009.
(300324)
147
Andrew Selous (South West Bedfordshire): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many and what proportion of staff of his Department, its executive agencies and non-departmental public bodies work flexibly or part-time; and what his Department's policy is on making jobs available on a job-share or flexible basis.
(301332)
148
Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether HM Revenue and Customs has had contact with its Dutch counterpart in relation to its investigation into whether Ahava products originate in whole or in part from the Palestinian Occupied Territories.
(300307)
149
Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what (a) volume and (b) monetary value of Ahava products was imported to the UK in the last 12 months; and what proportion of such imports was eligible for the trading preference under the EU-Israel Trade Agreement.
(300308)
150
Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he expects to complete the review of the de minimis rules on value added tax; and when any changes to the rules will be announced.
(300365)
151
Ian Stewart (Eccles): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what contracts his Department has with private hire taxi companies; and what expenditure his Department has incurred under each such contract in each of the last three years.
(300827)
152
N
Jo Swinson (East Dunbartonshire): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has made an estimate of the cost to the Exchequer of providing welfare benefits and pensions on terms equivalent to those of the armed forces pension scheme for those Gurkha ex-servicemen who retired prior to 1 July 1997; and if he will make a statement.
(300422)
153
Sarah Teather (Brent East): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what average annual income each homeowner who rented out a spare room or rooms in their property obtained from such rents in the latest 12 month period for which information is available.
(301062)
154
Sarah Teather (Brent East): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many homeowners in each region are renting out a room in their property.
(301063)
155
Sarah Teather (Brent East): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the tax revenue to the Exchequer from homeowners renting out a room in their property was in each of the last five years.
(301064)
156
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his assessment is of the proposals in the Financial Services Authority's Retail Distribution Review, with particular reference to their effects on independent financial advisers; and if he will make a statement.
(301436)
157
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with each of his Cabinet colleagues on plans for the next comprehensive spending review; when he expects to announce the arrangements for the next comprehensive spending review; and if he will make a statement.
(301533)
158
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the proportion of (a) lamb, (b) beef, (c) chicken, (d) pork, (e) turkey, (f) other meats, (g) vegetables and (h) fruit procured by his Department that was produced in the UK in the latest period for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
(300181)
159
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his most recent assessment is of the effects of quantitative easing on levels of high street credit; and if he will make a statement.
(300291)
160
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what cost benefit analyses his Department carried out to assess the value for money of the issuance of a sterling sukuk; and if he will make a statement.
(300292)
161
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many Christmas parties his Department plans to host in 2009; what has been budgeted for each such reception; what estimate he has made of the proportion of (a) lamb, (b) beef, (c) chicken, (d) pork, (e) turkey, (f) other meats, (g) vegetables, (h) fruit and (i) alcohol to be served at each such function which is produced in the UK; and if he will make a statement.
(300865)
162
Pete Wishart (Perth and North Perthshire): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the (a) cost and (b) purpose was of legal (i) representation and (ii) advice sought by his Department and its agencies in each year since May 1997.
(300374)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families
163
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what account he took of the responses to the recent consultation on personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE) undertaken by the Qualifications and Curriculum Development Agency when determining his policy on making PSHE education a statutory part of the national curriculum; and if he will make a statement.
(300792)
164
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, which (a) individuals other than Ministerial colleagues and officials of his Department and (b) organisations he met in an official capacity in the week commencing 9 November 2009.
(301165)
165
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what estimate he has made of the cost to his Department of providing official cars for the use of (a) Ministers and (b) officials in the last 12 months.
(301187)
166
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, on what date he last travelled by train in the course of his official duties.
(301204)
167
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many (a) teachers and (b) classroom assistants were employed in each local education authority area in the South East in each year since 1997.
(301280)
168
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many parents have been fined as a result of their children not attending school in (a) Lewes constituency, (b) Sussex and (c) the South East in each of the last five years.
(301281)
169
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what the average class size of (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in (i) Lewes constituency, (ii) Sussex and (iii) England and Wales was in each year since 1997.
(301282)
170
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many allegations of victimisation for whistleblowing have been made to his Department by its staff since 6 June 2006.
(301491)
171
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what recent estimate he has made of the number of families who have been subject to support from family interventions projects; what funding his Department has committed to provide to family intervention projects in (a) 2009-10 and (b) 2010-11; and how such funding is to be allocated between local authorities.
(300243)
172
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what assets of his Department are planned to be sold in each year from 2009-10 to 2013-14; what the (a) description and (b) book value of each such asset is; what the expected revenue from each such sale is; and if he will make a statement.
(300193)
173
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what efficiency savings projects his Department put in place under the Operational Efficiency Programme; on what date each such project was initiated; how much each such project was expected to contribute to departmental savings; how much had been saved through each such project on the latest date for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
(300929)
174
N
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many and what proportion of people aged between 16 and 24 years were not in education, employment or training in each region in each of the last eight quarters for which figures are available.
(300822)
175
Mr Stephen Crabb (Preseli Pembrokeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what timetable has been set for the review by the Training and Development Agency for Schools of the qualified teacher status standards.
(301431)
176
Mr Stephen Crabb (Preseli Pembrokeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what research his Department has undertaken into a link between the uptake of fieldwork in secondary schools and the number of post-16 students taking science, technology, engineering and mathematics subjects.
(301438)
177
Mr Stephen Crabb (Preseli Pembrokeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what steps he is taking to increase the uptake of fieldwork by pupils in secondary schools.
(301441)
178
Mr Stephen Crabb (Preseli Pembrokeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, on what date he plans to publish the summary of responses to his Department's science and learning consultation.
(301442)
179
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, who is responsible for the implementation in Gloucestershire of the recommendations made in the report of the Badman review of secondary education.
(301350)
180
N
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what steps he has taken in response to the Ofsted joint area review of Haringey Council's children's services held in July 2009; and if he will make a statement.
(300995)
181
Sandra Gidley (Romsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many (a) teachers and (b) classroom assistants were employed in maintained schools in each local authority in the South East in each year since 1997.
(301353)
182
Sandra Gidley (Romsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many and what proportion of registered childminders were (a) male and (b) female in each local authority area in the South East in each year since 1997.
(301364)
183
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what expenditure his Department incurred on hotel accommodation in 2008-09.
(301388)
184
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many first-class flights were taken by each Minister in his Department in 2008-09; and what the (a) origin, (b) destination and (c) cost was of each such flight.
(301419)
185
John Hemming (Birmingham, Yardley): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, if he will amend the Integrated Children's System to enable a pre-birth plan to be changed after birth.
(300304)
186
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what recent representations he has received on proposed primary school closures in West Lancashire.
(301416)
187
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, whether he has plans to extend the operation of the Sure Start programme in (a) Chorley and (b) Lancashire.
(301418)
188
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many (a) Ministers and (b) civil servants from his Department will be attending the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen in an official capacity.
(300889)
189
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many local authorities in England have contracted out their provision for care leavers.
(300763)
190
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what proportion of jobs advertised by his Department in the last 12 months were online only applications; and what provision his Department makes for those wishing to apply for jobs in his Department who do not have access to the internet.
(301545)
191
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, which sport has the highest rate of participation for females in schools.
(300772)
192
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what weight of paper his Department has recycled in each of the last five years.
(300775)
193
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, whether he has made an assessment of the merits of collecting more detailed information on pregnancies involving one or more underage parents.
(300273)
194
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what qualifications are required to become an examiner for (a) A levels and (b) GCSEs.
(300713)
195
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, which schools in the Milton Keynes area are participating in the Target Mental Health Schools programme; and whether he has plans to extend the programme to other schools in the area.
(300714)
196
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what percentage of pupils in North East Milton Keynes constituency have participated in gifted and talented programmes in each year since 2000.
(300715)
197
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, in how many households in North East Milton Keynes constituency a child under the age of 18 years fulfils the role of a carer for a disabled parent.
(300716)
198
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what his most recent estimate is of the cost to the public purse of Ofsted in each year from 2005-06 to 2012-13; how much of the expenditure in each year (a) has been and (b) is to be spent on child protection; and if he will make a statement.
(300695)
199
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what estimate he has made of the proportion of students in year nine who were not taught history in that year in (a) 2005, (b) 2008 and (c) the latest period for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
(300696)
200
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many students in (a) year nine, (b) year 10 and (c) year 11 were entered for each accredited qualification in each subject in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement.
(300697)
201
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what assessment he has made of the effect of modular GCSE courses on the level of examination grades awarded; and if he will make a statement.
(300698)
202
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what proportion of students achieved five or more GCSEs at grade C or higher reckoned by (a) grades achieved in GCSE qualifications and (b) all grades achieved in GCSE qualifications and other accredited qualifications equivalent to a GCSE in each year since 1990; and if he will make a statement.
(300699)
203
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, which qualifications have been accredited for the 2009-10 academic year; if he will estimate for each qualification the proportion of the final mark which is to be based on teacher assessment; and if he will make a statement.
(300700)
204
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what progress has been made on the Key Stage 2 test contract for 2010; and if he will estimate the cost to the public purse of this contract.
(300701)
205
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, with reference to Annex A of his Department's Annual Report 2009, pages 214-15, which programmes and allocations have been aggregated under the categories (a) Support for Youth and (b) Support for Children and Families.
(300707)
206
N
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, with reference to the Answer of 9 November 2009, Official Report, column 107W, on children: protection, on what ground each of the 34 appeals was upheld.
(300708)
207
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, with reference to the Answer of 10 November 2009, Official Report, column 342W, on children: databases, what the mandatory training for authorised users and administrators referred to comprises.
(300710)
208
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many pupils attended maintained mainstream schools at which fewer than (a) one per cent., (b) five per cent. and (c) 10 per cent. of pupils at the end of Key Stage 4 achieved fewer than five GCSEs, including English and mathematics at grade A* to C in the latest year for which figures are available.
(301039)
209
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many and what proportion of pupils at maintained mainstream schools at the end of Key Stage 4 took examinations in (a) citizenship but not history, (b) history but not citizenship, (c) citizenship and history and (d) neither history not citizenshp in each of the last five years.
(301040)
210
N
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many pupils with statements of special educational needs resident in each local authority area were educated in (a) mainstream and (b) special schools outside their local authority of residence in the latest year for which figures are available.
(301047)
211
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, if he will assess the merits of using independent disability experts to review and monitor current and future Building Schools for the Future new build proposals.
(301080)
212
John Mason (Glasgow East): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what (a) bonuses and (b) incentives have been paid to (i) consultants and (ii) contractors engaged by his Department in each of the last three years.
(300641)
213
John Mason (Glasgow East): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what (a) bonuses and (b) incentives have been paid to (i) consultants and (ii) contractors engaged by non-departmental public bodies for which his Department is responsible in each of the last three years.
(300642)
214
Mr Andrew Pelling (Croydon Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what recent estimate he has made of the proportion of schools funding which is retained by schools for the professional development of teachers.
(301558)
215
N
Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many children have competed in the UK School Games in each year in which they have been staged; and what the cost of staging those games was in each such year.
(300217)
216
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what recent assessment his Department has made of the effects on the development of children of the advertisement of (a) food and (b) non-food products.
(300665)
217
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many teachers of personal, social and health education have specific accreditation in relation to that subject.
(300667)
218
Andrew Selous (South West Bedfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many and what percentage of staff of his Department and its non-departmental public bodies work flexibly or part-time; and what his Department's policy is on making jobs available on a job-share or flexible basis.
(301338)
219
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how much has been spent by his Department on (a) cut flowers and (b) pot plants since February 2009.
(301000)
220
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many (a) year end and (b) in-year bonuses have been paid to officials in his Department in each of the last three years; and what expenditure his Department has incurred on such bonuses in each year.
(301302)
221
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how much his Department and its predecessors spent on (a) purchasing and (b) bills for (i) Blackberrys and (ii) other mobile telephones in each of the last three years.
(301351)
222
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many schools for children with emotional, behavioural and social difficulties there are in (a) England, (b) Essex and (c) Castle Point.
(301072)
223
Ian Stewart (Eccles): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what contracts his Department has with private hire taxi companies; and what expenditure his Department has incurred on such contracts in each year since his Department was established.
(300837)
224
N
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what misbehaviour by a pupil is (a) mandatorily informed to parents, (b) mandatorily not informed to parents and (c) a matter of discretion.
(300407)
225
N
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, whose responsibility it is to ensure that disabled children are offered opportunities to participate in inter-school games on a similar basis to that on which other children have such opportunties.
(300758)
226
Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many and what proportion of teachers and teaching staff in maintained schools earn more than £50,000 per annum.
(300811)
227
Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how much was paid in salary and wage costs for teachers and teaching staff in maintained schools in the last 12 months; and what estimate he has made of the proportion paid to such staff who earn more than £50,000 per annum.
(300843)
228
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how much was spent on communications and publicity for Sure Start centres in each year since 2004; how much he plans to spend in 2009-10; and if he will make a statement.
(301509)
229
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many changes of design have taken place for Sure Start Children's Centre signage since 2004; what the reasons were for each change; and if he will make a statement.
(301510)
230
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many promotional leaflets for Sure Start Children's Centres were sent out by door drop in each financial year since 2004; how many are planned for 2009-10; in which (a) post code areas and (b) local authority wards such door drops have taken place in each financial year since 2004; and if he will make a statement.
(301511)
231
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how much was spent on radio advertising for Sure Start Children's Centres in each financial year since 2004; how much expenditure is planned for 2009-10; and if he will make a statement.
(301512)
232
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how much was spent on press advertisements for Sure Start Children's Centres in each financial year since 2004; how much expenditure is planned for 2009-10; and if he will make a statement.
(301513)
233
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how much was spent on creative development of advertising for Sure Start Children's Centres in each financial year since 2004; how much expenditure is planned for 2009-10; and if he will make a statement.
(301514)
234
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how much funding was provided per child under the dedicated schools grant in Herefordshire in 2009-10.
(301515)
235
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what the average funding per capita was for (a) urban areas and (b) rural areas under dedicated schools grant in the latest period for which figures are available.
(301516)
236
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what funding is provided towards other educational programmes for rural areas other than through the dedicated schools grant.
(301517)
237
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what estimate he has made of the proportion of (a) lamb, (b) beef, (c) chicken, (d) pork, (e) turkey, (f) other meats, (g) vegetables and (h) fruit procured by his Department that was produced in the UK in the latest period for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
(300187)
238
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many Christmas parties his Department plans to host in 2009; what has been budgeted for each such reception; what estimate he has made of the proportion of (a) lamb, (b) beef, (c) chicken, (d) pork, (e) turkey, (f) other meats, (g) vegetables, (h) fruit and (i) alcohol to be served at each such function which is produced in the UK; and if he will make a statement.
(300880)
239
Pete Wishart (Perth and North Perthshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what the (a) cost and (b) purpose was of legal (i) representation and (ii) advice sought by his Department and its agencies in each year since May 1997.
(300371)
Questions to the honourable Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners
240
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the honourable Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners, what formula each diocese uses for calculating parish share.
(301363)
241
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the honourable Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners, with reference to the Answer of 15 October 2009, Official Report, column 996W, on the Church of England: finance, how the number of church members is calculated; what the average parish share per church member in each (a) parochial church council (PCC) area and (b) diocese is; what the parish share in each PCC in England in 2009 was; what revenue each diocese received (i) in total and (ii) per Church member from the (A) parish share and (B) other sources in the last 12 months; and how much each diocese spent in that period.
(301531)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
242
N
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether he has made an assessment of the value for money of the fees charged by the Audit Commission for auditing the annual accounts of town and parish councils; and if he will make a statement.
(300248)
243
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which (a) individuals other than Ministerial colleagues and officials of his Department and (b) organisations he met in an official capacity in the week commencing 9 November 2009.
(301154)
244
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the cost to his Department of providing official cars for the use of (a) Ministers and (b) officials in the last 12 months.
(301181)
245
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, on what date he last travelled by train in the course of his official duties.
(301192)
246
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many homeless people there were in (a) Lewes constituency, (b) Sussex and (c) the South East in each year since 1997.
(301278)
247
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many complaints his Department has received on the standard of social housing in (a) Lewes constituency, (b) Sussex and (c) England and Wales in each of the last 10 years.
(301279)
248
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many allegations of victimisation for whistleblowing have been made to his Department by its staff since 6 June 2006.
(301563)
249
N
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park & Kensington North): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many households in each London local authority were placed in temporary accommodation in each other London local authority area in 2008.
(300400)
250
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assets of his Department are planned to be sold in each year from 2009-10 to 2013-14; what the (a) description and (b) book value of each such asset is; what the expected revenue from each such sale is; and if he will make a statement.
(300196)
251
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many staff in his Department received bonus payments in each of the last five years for which information is available; what proportion of the total work force they represented; what the total amount of bonuses paid was; what the largest single payment was; and if he will make a statement.
(300285)
252
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what efficiency savings projects (a) his Department and (b) its agencies put in place under the Operational Efficiency Programme; on what date each such project was initiated; how much each such project was expected to contribute to departmental savings; how much had been saved through each such project on the latest date for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
(300928)
253
N
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of answering Questions 292544 to 292558, 292572 to 292585, 292587 to 292595, 292615 to 292635, 292637, 292639 to 292645, 292663, 292664, 292690 to 292708, 292710 to 292714, 292723, 292725 to 292735, 292737 to 292740, 292742 to 292750, 292752 to 292757, 292802 to 292827, 292839 to 292861, 292863, 292865 to 292899, 292975 to 292978, 292983 to 293005, 293010, 293015, 293020 to 293028, 293031, 293032 and 293035 tabled on 9 October 2009 by the hon. Member for Meriden for written answer on 13 October 2009.
(301026)
254
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what applications he has received for funding under his Department's Kickstart programme; what funding has been made available; and if he will make a statement.
(300258)
255
Andrew George (St Ives): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what additional decision-making powers are available to (a) Cornwall Council and (b) the Council of the Isles of Silly which each of them (i) has not so far requested and (ii) has requested and is negotiating with (A) his Department and (B) another Government department or agency.
(301027)
256
Andrew George (St Ives): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what regulations govern the nomenclature of local authorities.
(301029)
257
Andrew George (St Ives): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what representations he has received on proposals for Cornwall Council to be renamed as an (a) assembly, (b) parliament, (c) senate and (d) another designation.
(301055)
258
N
John Howell (Henley): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Written Ministerial Statement on 30 June 2008, Official Report, columns 43-4WS on planning appeals, what guidance he has issued to (a) Government offices and (b) local authorities on the reasons for which a residential development of over 150 units might be considered to have an impact sufficiently significant to instigate a recovery of a planning appeal by the Secretary of State.
(300428)
259
N
John Howell (Henley): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many times he has exercised his powers to recover a planning appeal under section 79 and paragraph 3 of Schedule 6 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 in each year since 2005.
(300722)
260
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many (a) Ministers and (b) civil servants from his Department will be attending the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen in an official capacity.
(300887)
261
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what proportion of jobs advertised by his Department in the last 12 months were online only applications; and what provision his Department makes for those wishing to apply for jobs in his Department who do not have access to the internet.
(301546)
262
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many new domestic dwellings which use (a) electricity and (b) gas as their primary source of heat have been built since 1997.
(300584)
263
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many acres of green space excluding flood plains there are in the Borough of Tamworth.
(300770)
264
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what weight of paper his Department has recycled in each of the last five years.
(300774)
265
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many new houses were completed in Milton Keynes unitary authority in each of the last 12 months.
(300548)
266
John Mason (Glasgow East): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what (a) bonuses and (b) incentives have been paid to (i) consultants and (ii) contractors engaged by his Department in each of the last three years.
(300643)
267
John Mason (Glasgow East): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what (a) bonuses and (b) incentives have been paid to (i) consultants and (ii) contractors engaged by executive agencies and non-departmental public bodies for which his Department is responsible in each of the last three years.
(300644)
268
Margaret Moran (Luton South): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what percentage of staff in each Government Office are in SCS pay band (a) 1, (b) 1A and (c) 2; and what job titles fall in each such pay band.
(300264)
269
N
Greg Mulholland (Leeds North West): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether his Department has plans to alter the threshold for the tenant deposit protection scheme.
(300256)
270
N
Greg Mulholland (Leeds North West): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what his most recent estimate is of the number of tenants in houses of multiple occupation whose deposits are not protected under the tenancy deposit scheme.
(300257)
271
Dr John Pugh (Southport): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much local authorities spent on use of the Royal Mail postcode database and related services in the latest period for which figures are available.
(300278)
272
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department and its predecessors have taken to develop community life in each of the last 12 years.
(300662)
273
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will make it his policy to require (a) local authorities and (b) registered social landlords to ensure that all of their residential properties have working smoke alarms.
(300219)
274
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent research his Department has (a) commissioned, (b) funded and (c) undertaken on fire safety in rented properties; and if he will make a statement.
(300220)
275
Andrew Selous (South West Bedfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many and what percentage of staff of his Department, its executive agencies and non-departmental public bodies work flexibly or part-time; and what his Department's policy is on making jobs available on a job-share or flexible basis.
(301337)
276
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent estimate he has made of the average cost per unit of building a home on the Hanham Hall site in Bristol.
(300429)
277
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what forecasts of housing market trends (a) his Department, (b) the Homes and Communities Agency and (c) the Tenant Services Authority have commissioned.
(300430)
278
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much funding his Department has allocated for (a) year end and (b) in-year bonuses for staff in 2009-10.
(300433)
279
N
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many functions his Department has hosted in each of the last three years; and at which such functions the services of the Government Hospitality Unit were provided.
(300434)
280
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with what companies (a) his Department, (b) the Tenant Services Authority, (c) the Homes and Communities Agency and (d) the Homes and Communities Agency Academy have had contracts in the last 12 months.
(300435)
281
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment the Homes and Communities Agency has made of the (a) costs and (b) benefits to it related to changes in taxation levels during 2009-10; and if he will make a statement.
(300436)
282
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much the Homes and Communities Agency and its predecessor paid in social housing grants in relation to (a) low cost home ownership, (b) social rent and (c) works to registered social landlords' housing stock in each of the last three years.
(300437)
283
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much the Homes and Communities Agency and its predecessor received in interest payments in each of the last three years.
(300438)
284
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the monetary value of (a) buildings and (b) leases owned by (i) the Tenant Services Authority and (ii) the Homes and Communities Agency and their predecessors and used as offices was in each of the last three years.
(300439)
285
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what sums the Homes and Communities Agency and its predecessor charged to their public sector bodies in each of the last three years.
(300440)
286
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what (a) shareholdings and (b) subsidiaries the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) owns; what the purpose of ownership of each stake is; what the HCA's shareholding represents as a percentage of the overall shares; and what recent estimate he has made of the monetary value of each stake.
(300441)
287
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much the Homes and Communities Agency and its predecessor spent on (a) Places of Change, (b) the Thames Gateway and (c) growth funding in each of the last three years.
(300442)
288
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) has spent on staff costs related to the HCA Academy.
(300443)
289
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what (a) drinks receptions, (b) seminars and (c) conferences have been hosted by (i) his Department, (ii) the Tenants Services Authority, (iii) the Homes and Communities Agency and (iv) the Homes and Communities Agency Academy in each of the last 12 months.
(300444)
290
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many sites on the Register of Surplus Public Sector Land are classed as suitable for new homes to be built on; and what estimate has been made of the number of new homes which could be built on such sites.
(300445)
291
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent progress has been made on the National Coalfields Programme; and if he will make a statement.
(300446)
292
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many homes were purchased under the National Clearing House scheme in each of the last three years; and how many such homes were subsequently (a) sold, (b) used for affordable rent, (c) purchased under shared ownership and (d) unused.
(300447)
293
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much (a) his Department, (b) the Homes and Communities Agency, (c) the Homes and Communities Agency Academy and (d) the Tenant Services Authority expects to spend on Christmas parties in 2009.
(300448)
294
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which HomeBuy agents were appointed by the Homes and Communities Agency and its predecessor in each of the last three years; and how much was paid to each agent in each such year.
(300449)
295
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much the Homes and Communities Agency has spent on its National Consultancy Unit since the establishment of that unit.
(300450)
296
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much the Homes and Communities Agency has spent on providing (a) signage and (b) security for the site at (i) St Clements Hospital, London and (ii) Castle College Northside, Sheffied.
(300451)
297
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many (a) mobile telephones, (b) personal digital assistants and (c) laptop computers were purchased by the (i) Tenant Services Authority and (ii) Homes and Communities Agency in the last 12 months.
(300452)
298
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with which (a) central Government bodies, (b) local authorities and (c) public corporations the Homes and Communities Agency held balances in each of the last three years.
(300453)
299
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which sites the Homes and Communities Agency has purchased from public sector bodies for development; from which organisations such sites were purchased; and how many such sites have subsequently been sold.
(300454)
300
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the financial exposure of the Homes and Communities Agency was in each of the last three years; and to how many single counterparties of more than (a) £50 million and (b) £100 million the Agency is exposed.
(300455)
301
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when he expects to make a decision on the future of the pilot Rent to HomeBuy scheme.
(300456)
302
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Answer of 5 November 2009, Official Report, columns 1121-22, on departmental recruitment, who was engaged by his Department to advise on and oversee the recruitment process for the Homes and Communities Agency and the Tenants Services Agency; what the terms of the contract with his Department was; and what procurement process was followed in respect of the contract.
(300510)
303
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Answer of 5 November 2009, Official Report, column 1124W, on the Homes and Communities Agency: consultants, how much the Homes and Communities Acacemy spent on (a) the National and Regional Delivery Structure project, (b) the Brownfield Skills project, (c) the Endorsement Framework project, (d) the Benchmark and Toolkit project, (e) the Practical Knowledge to Support delivery project and (f) the Programme staff costs project; and how much of each sum was spent on consultancy costs.
(300515)
304
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the components are of the impairment charge referred to on page 74 of the Homes and Communities Agency's Annual Report and Financial Statement for 2008-09.
(300522)
305
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much the Homes and Communities Agency has spent on the Hanham Hall development (a) in total and (b) per unit.
(300523)
306
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many new homes have been built with support from the Homes and Communities Agency and its predecessor on (a) brownfield and (b) greenfield sites in each of the last three years.
(300524)
307
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many local authorities received loans from the Homes and Communities Agency and its predecessor bodies in each of the last three years; and how much was provided in such loans in each such year.
(300525)
308
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many registered social landlords received loans from the Homes and Communities Agency and its predecessor bodies in each of the last three years; and how much was provided in such loans in each such year.
(300526)
309
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the amount of Homes and Communities Agency (a) debts and (b) liabilities in each of the next three years.
(300527)
310
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many projects the Homes and Communities Agency has supported through community infrastructure funding.
(300593)
311
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what role the Homes and Communities Agency has had in the delivery of (a) the Mortgage Rescue Scheme and (b) the National Clearing House.
(300594)
312
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what target was set for the Homes and Communities Agency in relation to private sector investment in its property and regeneration programme in 2008-09; and what such target has been set for 2009-10.
(300595)
313
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what Homes and Communities Agency assets are available for sale; and what the book value of such assets was in each of the last three years.
(300596)
314
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much surplus public sector land there was in each (a) region and (b) local authority area in each of the last eight quarters.
(300597)
315
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many sites on the Register of Surplus Public Sector Land have been on the register for longer than (a) six months and (b) 12 months.
(300598)
316
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much the Homes and Communities Agency paid for each piece of surplus public sector land it purchased in each of the last five years; and for how much each site was subsequently sold.
(300599)
317
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much grant-in-aid funding from his Department was drawn down by the Homes and Communities Agency in each of the last (a) 24 weeks and (b) 12 months.
(300600)
318
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much was transferred from the Homes and Communities Agency to the Government Banking Service at the end of each of the last 30 days for which figures are available.
(300601)
319
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much the Homes and Communities Agency has spent (a) in total and (b) on each housing association (i) shared ownership product and (ii) try before you buy home scheme in the latest year for which figures are available.
(300602)
320
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what percentage of the asset writedown due to impairment of development assets referred to on pages 83 and 97 of the Homes and Communities Agency's Annual Report and Financial Settlements 2008-09 relates to (a) land and (b) property assets.
(300603)
321
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what percentage of the asset writedown due to impairment of development assets referred to on pages 83 and 97 of the Homes and Communities Agency's Annual Report and Financial Statements 2008-09 relates to assets previously held by (a) English Partnerships, (b) the Housing Corporation and (c) the Academy for Sustainable Communities.
(300604)
322
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the reasons were for the requirement for an advance from the National Loans Fund to the Homes and Communities Agency referred to on page 56 of the Agency's Annual Report and Financial Statement 2008-09.
(300605)
323
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will place in the Library a copy of the Homes and Communities Agency's Single Equality Scheme.
(300606)
324
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what business EP(LP) Ltd undertakes as a subsidiary of the Homes and Communities Agency; and if he will make a statement.
(300607)
325
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much the Homes and Communities Agency spent in acquiring (a) St. Clement's Hospital, London and (b) Castle College Northside, Sheffield; and if he will make a statement.
(300608)
326
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many bad debts the Homes and Communities Agency and its predecessor acquired in each of the last three years; and what the monetary value of each such debt was.
(300609)
327
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the monetary value of the sums owed (a) by and (b) to the Homes and Communities Agency and its predecessor was in each of the last three years; and how much of each amount is due to be paid in each of the next three years.
(300610)
328
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many property interests with negative value the Homes and Communities Agency holds; and if he will make a statement.
(300611)
329
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the average per household entitlement to the proceeds of future sales of properties owned by the Homes and Communities Agency is under each HomeBuy scheme.
(300612)
330
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, for how much the Homes and Communities Agency's land at the Gateway site in Harlow was (a) purchased and (b) sold.
(300613)
331
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will place in the Library a copy of the (a) management agreement and (b) financial framework in operation between his Department and the Homes and Communities Agency.
(300614)
332
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the net cost to the Homes and Communities Agency and its predecessor was of each bad debt incurred against it in each of the last three years.
(300615)
333
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much the Homes and Communities Agency has spent under each budget category in exhibiting a show garden at the Chelsea Flower Show.
(300616)
334
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the number of home information packs produced in each month since August 2007.
(300706)
335
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the monetary value of the entitlements of the Homes and Communities Agency and its predecessor to future sale proceeds resulting from the sale of homes under (a) HomeBuy Direct, (b) OwnHome, (c) Open Market HomeBuy, (d) MyChoice HomeBuy, (e) New Build HomeBuy and (f) Social HomeBuy in each of the last three years.
(300897)
336
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much the Homes and Communities Agency and its predecessor paid in loans to water companies in each of the last three years.
(300898)
337
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many private finance initiative credits the Homes and Communities Agency and its predecessor allocated in each of the last three years.
(300899)
338
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what salary has been set for each Homes and Communities Agency regional director for 2009-10.
(300900)
339
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many Homes and Communities Agency employees received (a) performance-related payments, (b) other taxable benefits and (c) benefits in kind in respect of the year to March 2009; and how much was spent on such payments.
(300901)
340
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much the Homes and Communities Agency secured in private sector contributions to its property and regeneration programme in 2008-09.
(300902)
341
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what target was set for the Homes and Communities Agency in respect of low cost homes ownership starts in 2008-09; and what target has been set for 2009-10.
(300903)
342
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much each board member of the Homes and Communities Agency Academy has been paid since appointment.
(300904)
343
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, on what dates the Homes and Communities Agency Rural Housing Group has met since 1 December 2008; and if he will place in the Library a copy of the minutes of each meeting.
(300905)
344
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the net value of assets held by the Homes and Communities Agency and its predecessor was in each of the last three years.
(300906)
345
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much the Homes and Communities Agency has spent on the Future Communities website; and how many (a) unique visitors and (b) page impressions have been recorded by the site since its creation.
(300907)
346
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much the Homes and Communities Agency and its predecessor spent on the employment of temporary staff in each of the last three years.
(300908)
347
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many sites listed as (a) Grade I and (b) Grade II the Homes and Communities Agency and its predecessor have redeveloped in each of the last three years; and how many homes have been built on such sites.
(300909)
348
N
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many of his Department's officials have (a) been reprimanded, (b) had their contract of employment terminated and (c) been prosecuted for theft of departmental property in each of the last three years; and what items were stolen in each case.
(300962)
349
N
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many (a) laptop computers, (b) mobile telephones, (c) items of office furniture and (d) works of art have been (i) lost by and (ii) stolen from his Department in each of the last three years; whether his Department has made an insurance claim against each such item; and what the estimated value of each item was.
(300993)
350
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many Gypsy and Traveller site grants were made in each of the last three years; and what the average amount of such a grant was in each of those years.
(300998)
351
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many affordable homes were built in rural areas in each year since 1997.
(300999)
352
N
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many (a) year end and (b) in year bonuses were paid to officials in his Department in (i) 2006-07 and (ii) 2007-08; how many in year bonuses were paid in 2008-09; and how much was paid out in bonuses in each year.
(301016)
353
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many first time buyers defaulted on their mortgage in each of the last three years.
(301450)
354
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many staff were employed by the (a) Tenant Services Authority and (b) Homes and Communities Agency in each of the organisation's main areas of responsibility on the latest date for which figures are available.
(301553)
355
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much is planned to be spent through the National Affordable Housing Programme in each (a) region and (b) local authority area in (i) 2009-10 and (ii) 2010-11.
(301554)
356
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much was spent under the National Affordable Housing Programme in each (a) region and (b) local authority area in each of the last three years.
(301555)
357
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many Homes and Communities Agency properties there are in each (a) region and (b) local authority area.
(301557)
358
Ian Stewart (Eccles): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what contracts his Department has with private hire taxi companies; and what expenditure his Department has incurred against each such contract in each of the last three years.
(300833)
359
Sarah Teather (Brent East): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many people resident in each local authority area have (a) applied for and (b) received help under the Mortgage Rescue Scheme since the scheme was established.
(300381)
360
Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many (a) current, (b) retired and (c) deferred members of the local government pension scheme in each scheme administering authority (i) were members prior to 1 April 2008 and (ii) have joined the scheme since 1 April 2008.
(300687)
361
Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many and what proportion of local government employees earn more than £50,000 per annum.
(300816)
362
Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much was paid in salary and wage costs for local government employees in the last 12 months; and what estimate he has made of the proportion paid to such employees who earn more than £50,000 per annum.
(300845)
363
N
Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Answer of 5 November 2009, Official Report, column 1124W, on house prices, by what means his Department establishes a 1991 sale price for a newly constructed property in Yate, South Gloucestershire for council tax banding purposes.
(301033)
364
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the proportion of (a) lamb, (b) beef, (c) chicken, (d) pork, (e) turkey, (f) other meats, (g) vegetables and (h) fruit procured by his Department that was produced in the UK in the latest period for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
(300188)
365
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many Christmas parties his Department plans to host in 2009; what has been budgeted for each such reception; what estimate he has made of the proportion of (a) lamb, (b) beef, (c) chicken, (d) pork, (e) turkey, (f) other meats, (g) vegetables, (h) fruit and (i) alcohol to be served at each such function which is produced in the UK; and if he will make a statement.
(300879)
366
Pete Wishart (Perth and North Perthshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the (a) cost and (b) purpose was of each piece of legal representation and advice obtained by (i) his Department and (b) its agencies in each year since May 1997.
(300331)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
367
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, which (a) individuals other than Ministerial colleagues and officials of his Department and (b) organisations he met in an official capacity in the week commencing 9 November 2009.
(301156)
368
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate he has made of the cost to his Department of providing official cars for the use of (a) Ministers and (b) officials in the last 12 months.
(301184)
369
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, on what date he last travelled by train in the course of his official duties.
(301195)
370
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many allegations of victimisation for whistleblowing have been made to his Department by its staff since 6 June 2006.
(301500)
371
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assets of his Department are planned to be sold in each year from 2009-10 to 2013-14; what the (a) description and (b) book value of each such asset is; what the expected revenue from each such sale is; and if he will make a statement.
(300197)
372
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what efficiency savings projects (a) his Department and (b) its agency put in place under the Operational Efficiency Programme; on what date each such project was initiated; how much each such project was expected to contribute to departmental savings; how much had been saved through each such project on the latest date for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
(300927)
373
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many staff in his Department received bonus payments in (a) 2007-08 and (b) 2008-09; what proportion of the total workforce they represented in each year; what the total amount of bonuses paid was; what the largest single payment was; and if he will make a statement.
(301012)
374
Ben Chapman (Wirral South): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when he plans to publish the Charteris review on Wirral libraries; and if he will make a statement.
(301215)
375
Philip Davies (Shipley): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much officials of the Gambling Commission claimed for reimbursement of travel expenses in the last 12 months.
(301344)
376
Philip Davies (Shipley): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what representations he has received from the gambling industry on the effectiveness of the Gambling Commission.
(301345)
377
Philip Davies (Shipley): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, by what mechanism the performance of the Gambling Commission against its objectives is assessed; and how often the Commission's performance is assessed.
(301346)
378
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many (a) Ministers and (b) civil servants from his Department will be attending the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen in an official capacity.
(300886)
379
N
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much his Department has budgeted for Christmas decorations in 2009.
(300401)
380
N
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much his Department has spent on interior decoration in each of the last three years.
(300590)
381
N
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what expenditure his Department has incurred on (a) international travel and (b) overseas accommodation in respect of staff in each of the last three years.
(300591)
382
N
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much his Department has spent on taxis in 2008-09.
(300721)
383
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what proportion of jobs advertised by his Department in the last 12 months were online only applications; and what provision his Department makes for those wishing to apply for jobs in his Department who do not have access to the internet.
(301547)
384
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many local authorities have applied to his Department for funding for local leisure facilities in each of the last five years.
(300768)
385
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what weight of paper his Department recycled in each of the last five years.
(300776)
386
John Mason (Glasgow East): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what (a) bonuses and (b) incentives have been paid to (i) consultants and (ii) contractors engaged by his Department in each of the last three years.
(300647)
387
John Mason (Glasgow East): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what (a) bonuses and (b) incentives have been paid to (i) consultants and (ii) contractors engaged by executive agencies and non-departmental public bodies for which his Department is responsible in each of the last three years.
(300648)
388
N
Anne Moffat (East Lothian): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many Premier League 4 Sport partnerships have so far been set up; and what assessment he has made of their impact.
(300366)
389
N
Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will publish the timetable for further steps to be taken in response to the David Davies Review of Listed Events.
(300214)
390
Andrew Selous (South West Bedfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many and what proportion of staff of his Department, its executive agencies and non-departmental public bodies work flexibly or part-time; and what his Department's policy is on making jobs available on a job-share or flexible basis.
(301336)
391
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much his Department has allocated for (a) year end and (b) in-year bonuses for staff in 2009-10.
(300457)
392
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many of his Department's officials have (a) been reprimanded, (b) had their contract of employment terminated and (c) been prosecuted for theft of departmental property in each of the last three years; and what items were stolen in each case.
(300964)
393
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many (a) laptop computers, (b) mobile telephones, (c) items of office furniture and (d) works of art have been (i) lost by and (ii) stolen from his Department in each of the last three years; whether his Department made an insurance claim in respect of each such item; and what the estimated value of each item was.
(300992)
394
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many (a) year end and (b) in year bonuses were paid to officials in his Department in (i) 2006-07 and (ii) 2007-08; how many in year bonuses were paid in 2008-09; and how much was paid out in bonuses in each year.
(301015)
395
Ian Stewart (Eccles): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what contracts his Department has with private hire taxi companies; and what expenditure his Department has incurred against each such contract in each of the last three years.
(300840)
396
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate he has made of the proportion of (a) lamb, (b) beef, (c) chicken, (d) pork, (e) turkey, (f) other meats, (g) vegetables and (h) fruit procured by his Department that was produced in the UK in the latest period for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
(300182)
397
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many Christmas parties his Department plans to host in 2009; what has been budgeted for each such reception; what estimate he has made of the proportion of (a) lamb, (b) beef, (c) chicken, (d) pork, (e) turkey, (f) other meats, (g) vegetables, (h) fruit and (i) alcohol to be served at each such function which is produced in the UK; and if he will make a statement.
(300878)
398
Pete Wishart (Perth and North Perthshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the (a) cost and (b) purpose was of legal (i) representation and (ii) advice sought by his Department and its agencies in each year since May 1997.
(300334)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence
399
N
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the stages were of the procurement process for the new sniper rifle sight recently deployed by the army.
(300349)
400
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which (a) individuals other than Ministerial colleagues and officials of his Department and (b) organisations he met in an official capacity in the week commencing 9 November 2009.
(301155)
401
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the cost to his Department of providing official cars for the use of (a) Ministers and (b) officials in the last 12 months.
(301171)
402
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on what date he last travelled by train in the course of his official duties.
(301194)
403
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many allegations of victimisation for whistleblowing have been made to his Department by its staff since 6 June 2006.
(301501)
404
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assets of his Department are planned to be sold in each year from 2009-10 to 2013-14; what the (a) description and (b) book value of each such asset is; what the expected revenue from each such sale is; and if he will make a statement.
(300198)
405
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many staff in his Department received bonus payments in each of the last five years for which information is available; what proportion of the total work force they represented; what the total amount of bonuses paid was; what the largest single payment was; and if he will make a statement.
(300284)
406
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what efficiency savings projects (a) his Department and (b) its agencies put in place under the Operational Efficiency Programme; on what date each such project was initiated; how much each such project was expected to contribute to departmental savings; how much had been saved through each such project on the latest date for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
(300926)
407
N
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the number of enemy losses in Helmand province in the last 12 months.
(300459)
408
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment he has made of progress towards his Department's recruitment targets for the armed forces in the (a) short and (b) medium term; and how many personnel have been recruited into the armed forces from non-Commonwealth countries in each of the last three years.
(300387)
409
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department has taken to contribute to measures to deter piracy in the Gulf of Aden in the last five years; what contribution his Department has received from the governments of (a) Kenya and (b) the Seychelles in such effects; and what steps are available to armed forces personnel upon detection of an act of piracy on the Gulf of Aden.
(300484)
410
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the terms of reference for Operation Atlanta are; what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the operation to date; how many war ships from each country are involved in the operation; and if he will make a statement.
(300485)
411
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the potential effectiveness of pyrolysis waste disposal systems generating heat and electricity whilst troops are on operations; and how wet and dry waste is disposed of during operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.
(300501)
412
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, to what extent US and UK land-based military services in Iraq share a common information platform to support network centre operations (NCOs); and what innovations have been implemented to improve NCOs in Iraq since 2005.
(300502)
413
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the role is of the European Defence Agency; and if he will make a statement.
(300503)
414
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the effects of the creation of a European air transport fleet on (a) jobs, (b) income and (c) military operational effectiveness in the UK.
(300504)
415
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what role the UK will play in relation to the European initiative on naval interoperability; and what the principle objectives are of this initiative.
(300505)
416
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he has responded to the European Defence Agency's Capability Development Plan.
(300506)
417
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what funding from the public purse has been provided to the European Defence Agency in each year since 2005; what assessment he has made of its performance; and if he will make a statement.
(300507)
418
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many pirates have been apprehended by UK forces off the Somalia coast; whether prosecutions have been brought against any of them; and if he will make a statement.
(301402)
419
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) Ministers and (b) civil servants from his Department will be attending the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen in an official capacity.
(300885)
420
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what proportion of jobs advertised by his Department in the last 12 months were online only applications; and what provision his Department makes for those wishing to apply for jobs in his Department who do not have access to the internet.
(301548)
421
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what weight of paper his Department recycled in each of the last five years.
(300777)
422
N
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, under what circumstances service personnel serving in Afghanistan are not issued with a personal morphine capsule.
(300265)
423
N
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether all service personnel entering theatre in Afghanistan have been issued with a personal morphine capsule.
(300266)
424
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much funding his Department has provided to the (a) Air and (b) Sea Cadets in each year since 1997; and how much such funding has been allocated for each of the next two years.
(300276)
425
N
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he made of the likely effect on Territorial Army training of the original £20 million reduction in the Territorial Army budget made in the current financial year.
(300538)
426
N
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he expects to publish the Territorial Army budget for financial year 2010-11.
(300539)
427
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the protection offered to servicemen's testicles by body armour in current use.
(300545)
428
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many servicemen have lost one or both testicles as a result of injuries received on operations in the last five years.
(300546)
429
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department is assessing or commissioning research on the protection which can be provided for servicemen's testicles with relation to blast injuries on operations; and if he will make a statement.
(300547)
430
John Mason (Glasgow East): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what (a) bonuses and (b) incentives have been paid to (i) consultants and (ii) contractors engaged by his Department in each of the last three years.
(300631)
431
John Mason (Glasgow East): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what (a) bonuses and (b) incentives have been paid to (i) consultants and (ii) contractors engaged by executive agencies and non-departmental public bodies for which his Department is responsible in each of the last three years.
(300632)
432
Patrick Mercer (Newark): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what criteria his Department has used to assess potential recruits to the Afghan police force.
(300315)
433
N
Anne Moffat (East Lothian): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Answer to the hon. Member for Richmond Park of 24 November 1999, Official Report, column 115W, on Colombia, when the UK ceased to provide the Colombian security forces with advisory visits and information exchanges on counter-guerilla strategy.
(300413)
434
N
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what programmes the Investment Approvals Board has under consideration; and by what date the Board is expected to make its determination in each case.
[R] (300210)
435
N
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much has been paid out to civil servants in his Department under the Civil Service no-fault compensation scheme in each year since the scheme was established.
[R] (300212)
436
N
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the 10 highest payments made to civil servants in his Department under the Civil Service no-fault compensation scheme have been on each ground for payment since the scheme was established.
[R] (300213)
437
N
Willie Rennie (Dunfermline and West Fife): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what overseas dockyards have been considered by his Department as potential support locations for the Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers.
(300660)
438
Willie Rennie (Dunfermline and West Fife): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many properties owned by his Department had been unused for (a) under three, (b) between three and six, (c) between six and 12, (d) between 12 and 24 and (e) between 24 and 36 months on the latest date for which figures are available; and how many such properties had been unused for over five years on that date.
(300674)
439
Willie Rennie (Dunfermline and West Fife): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the maximum cash allowance awarded to (a) military and (b) civilian staff in Afghanistan will be for 2010.
(300675)
440
N
Willie Rennie (Dunfermline and West Fife): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what funding will be disbursed to the army cadet programme in (a) 2009, (b) 2010 and (c) 2011.
(300759)
441
N
Willie Rennie (Dunfermline and West Fife): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he plans further to reduce the budget of the army cadet programme.
(300760)
442
N
Willie Rennie (Dunfermline and West Fife): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his most recent assessment is of the likely effects on recruitment to the army cadet programme of reductions in its budget.
(300761)
443
N
Willie Rennie (Dunfermline and West Fife): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many requests for repair call-outs were received by Modern Housing Solutions in each region in each of the last 12 months.
(300762)
444
Willie Rennie (Dunfermline and West Fife): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what percentage of infantry recruits did not complete their training at the Infantry Training Centre in each of the last five years.
(301268)
445
Willie Rennie (Dunfermline and West Fife): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department has spent on advertising in the last 12 months.
(301404)
446
Willie Rennie (Dunfermline and West Fife): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much was claimed in reimbursable expenses by press officers in his Department in 2008-09.
(301405)
447
Willie Rennie (Dunfermline and West Fife): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what contracts his Department has with private hire taxi companies; and what expenditure his Department has incurred against each such contract in each of the last five years.
(301552)
448
Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to increase the level of protection provided for translators engaged by UK forces in Afghanistan.
(300332)
449
Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what protection is provided for translators previously engaged by UK forces in Iraq.
(300333)
450
Andrew Selous (South West Bedfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many and what proportion of staff of his Department, its executive agencies and non-departmental public bodies work flexibly or part-time; and what his Department's policy is on making jobs available on a job-share or flexible basis.
(301322)
451
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with which organisations his Department has had exclusivity agreements relating to information technology (a) hardware and (b) software in each of the last five years.
(300519)
452
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) laptop computers, (b) mobile telephones, (c) items of office furniture and (d) works of art have been (i) lost by and (ii) stolen from his Department in each of the last three years; whether his Department has made an insurance claim in respect of each such item; and what the estimated value of each item was.
(300592)
453
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much funding his Department has allocated for (a) year end and (b) in-year bonuses for staff in 2009-10.
(300723)
454
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what training sessions were attended by (a) Ministers and (b) special advisers in his Department at public expense in each of the last three years.
(301374)
455
Ian Stewart (Eccles): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what contracts his Department has with private hire taxi companies; and what expenditure his Department has incurred against each such contract in each of the last three years.
(300834)
456
N
Mr Ben Wallace (Lancaster & Wyre): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Answer of 10 November 2009, Official Report, column 223W, on armed forces: housing, what the average monthly rent under the substitute service single accommodation scheme was in each post code area in Greater London in the latest period for which figures are available; what the (a) maximum and (b) minimum amount paid in rent in each such area was; how many personnel at each (i) staff officer rank and (ii) equivalent Civil Service payband were accommodated under the scheme in that period; and how much was paid out under the scheme in that period.
(300246)
457
N
Mr Ben Wallace (Lancaster & Wyre): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Answer of 10 November 2009, Official Report, column 223W, on armed forces: accommodation, what the maximum sum payable under (a) food and incidental allowance, (b) get you home travel allowance, (c) home to duty travel allowance and (d) recruitment and retention allowance (London) was in the latest period for which figures are available; how many personnel at each (i) staff officer rank and (ii) equivalent civil service payband claimed each allowance in that period; and what the single (A) highest and (B) lowest claim for each allowance as at each rank or payband in that period.
(300247)
458
Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many deductions of earnings requests each of the armed forces received from the Child Support Agency and the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission in the last three years for which figures are available; how many requests were (a) complied with and (b) not complied with by each service; and under what circumstances a service will not comply with a deduction of earnings request.
(300694)
459
Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many and what proportion of armed forces personnel earn more than £50,000 per annum.
(300812)
460
Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much was paid in salary and wage costs for armed forces personnel in the last 12 months; and what estimate he has made of the proportion paid to such personnel who earn more than £50,000 per annum.
(300846)
461
N
Miss Ann Widdecombe (Maidstone & The Weald): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of nutrition provided to troops in Afghanistan; and if he will make a statement.
(300303)
462
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many of those held in detention in Afghanistan had been captured by British armed forces in each year since 2001; and if he will make a statement.
(301432)
463
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people were held in detention by British armed forces in Afghanistan in each month since 2001.
(301433)
464
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his policy is on the release of people taken prisoner by British armed forces in Afghanistan; and if he will make a statement.
(301434)
465
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many of those held in detention by British armed forces in Afghanistan (a) have been handed over to US forces, (b) have been handed over to Afghan security forces, (c) have been released and (d) remain in British custody; and if he will make a statement.
(301435)
466
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much funding is required for cadet instructors to resume training.
(301439)
467
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what remuneration cadet instructors will receive in 2009-10; and from what budget such remuneration will be drawn.
(301440)
468
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what medical service and readjustment programmes were provided to wounded soliders returning from Afghanistan in each year since 2001; what his planned expenditure on these services is in each of the next five years; and if he will make a statement.
(301445)
469
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Chinook helicopters (a) have been sent to Afghanistan in the last six months and (b) are planned to be sent for support operations in the next six months.
(301446)
470
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much was spent per soldier on new individual equipment in each year since 2001; and how much is planned in each of the next five years.
(301447)
471
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans his Department has for the number of qualified helicopter pilots available for operations in Afghanistan over the next two years.
(301448)
472
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to his contribution of 15 October 2009, Official Report, column 466, how many Mastiff 2 and Ridgeback armoured vehicles military forces will receive in (a) the UK for re-deployment training and (b) Afghanistan for actual combat missions; and when he expects such vehicles to be issued to forces personnel.
(301526)
473
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many months on average of pre-deployment training armed forces personnel receive prior to their deployment in Afghanistan.
(301527)
474
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many troops are involved in the training of Afghan security forces in Helmand province.
(301528)
475
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he expects Afghan security forces to be able to provide security in Helmand.
(301529)
476
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he plans to increase the amount of training forces personnel receive in counter-insurgency measures relevant to combat operations in Afghanistan.
(301530)
477
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the proportion of (a) lamb, (b) beef, (c) chicken, (d) pork, (e) turkey, (f) other meats, (g) vegetables and (h) fruit procured by his Department that was produced in the UK in the latest period for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
(300186)
478
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Christmas parties his Department plans to host in 2009; what has been budgeted for each such reception; what estimate he has made of the proportion of (a) lamb, (b) beef, (c) chicken, (d) pork, (e) turkey, (f) other meats, (g) vegetables, (h) fruit and (i) alcohol to be served at each such function which is produced in the UK; and if he will make a statement.
(300877)
479
Pete Wishart (Perth and North Perthshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what expenditure his Department and its agencies have incurred on external legal advice and representation in each year since 1997; and for what purposes such services have been commissioned.
(300579)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change
480
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, for what reasons Question (a) 245083 and (b) 245084 on the Warm Homes and Energy Conservation Act 2000, tabled on 15 December 2008, were not answered in the last session; what steps his Department is taking to ensure that all Questions tabled by hon. Members for ordinary written answer are answered within a working week; and if he will make a statement.
(300325)
481
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what progress the Government has made on meeting the targets stipulated in the Warm Homes and Energy Conservation Act 2000 during (a) 2008 and (b) 2009; and if he will make a statement.
(300809)
482
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what research his Department has (a) undertaken and (b) evaluated on the effectiveness of the operation of sections (i) 1 and (ii) 2 of the Warm Homes and Energy Conservation Act 2000; what recent discussions he has had with (A) the Chancellor of the Exchequer and (B) other Ministerial colleagues on the effectiveness of the operation of the Act; what recent representations he has received on the operation of the Act; and if he will make a statement.
(300810)
483
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, which (a) individuals other than Ministerial colleagues and officials of his Department and (b) organisations he met in an official capacity in the week commencing 9 November 2009.
(301158)
484
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what estimate he has made of the cost to his Department of providing official cars for the use of (a) Ministers and (b) officials in the last 12 months.
(301186)
485
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, on what date he last travelled by train in the course of his official duties.
(301197)
486
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many allegations of victimisation for whistleblowing have been made to his Department by its staff since 6 June 2006.
(301498)
487
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what assets of his Department are planned to be sold in each year from 2009-10 to 2013-14; what the (a) description and (b) book value of each such asset is; what the expected revenue from each such sale is; and if he will make a statement.
(300199)
488
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what efficiency savings projects his Department put in place under the Operational Efficiency Programme; on what date each such project was initiated; how much each such project was expected to contribute to departmental savings; how much had been saved through each such project on the latest date for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
(300925)
489
Mr Stephen Crabb (Preseli Pembrokeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what recent representations he has received on the safety of liquefied natural gas shipping in UK waters.
(301428)
490
Mr Stephen Crabb (Preseli Pembrokeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what recent representations he has received on the matter of risk assessment in respect of liquefied natural gas operations.
(301429)
491
Mr Stephen Crabb (Preseli Pembrokeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what the role is of the (a) Health and Safety Executive, (b) Marine and Coastguard Agency and (c) Environment Agency in respect of liquefied natural gas terminal operations in the UK.
(301430)
492
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how much has been spent on the renewable energy sector in each of the last five years; what the purpose is of the £18 million additional funding for the UK clean energy sector available via the Carbon Trust; and how many green start-up renewable energy companies (a) have had and (b) will receive such funding from the Carbon Trust.
(300499)
493
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what recent assessment he has made of the level of carbon dioxide emissions from ships in 2008; what initiatives are being considered to encourage retrofitting of low carbon technologies; and if he will assess the effectiveness of the introduction of a carbon levy on imported goods with income used to tackle climate change in the developing world.
(300500)
494
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what criteria will be used to appoint commissioners to the Infrastructure Planning Commission's review of the proposals contained in the national nuclear policy statements issued on 9 November 2009.
(301059)
495
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, when he expects the Committee on the Medical Aspects of Radiation to publish its review of the incidence of childhood cancers.
(301060)
496
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what consultancy contracts his Department has signed since January 2006 with expert advisers on the preparation of the (a) Energy White Paper and (b) Nuclear Power White Paper respectively; and what the monetary value of such contracts is in each case.
(301061)
497
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, whether energy companies may count interest free loans which they provide for the greening of community buildings against their carbon emission reduction targets.
(301074)
498
N
Martin Horwood (Cheltenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how much his Department plans to spend on the Warm Front Programme in (a) 2009-10, (b) 2010-11, (c) 2011-12, (d) 2012-13 and (e) 2013-14; and what estimate he has made of the (i) proportion of such expenditure to be incurred in England, (ii) the carbon savings to be achieved, (iii) the number of properties affected and (iv) the number of jobs created from such expenditure in each year.
(300475)
499
N
Martin Horwood (Cheltenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how much his Department plans to spend on the Social Housing Energy Saving Programme in (a) 2009-10, (b) 2010-11, (c) 2011-12, (d) 2012-13 and (e) 2013-14; and what estimate he has made of the (i) proportion of such expenditure to be incurred in England, (ii) the carbon savings to be achieved, (iii) the number of properties affected and (iv) the number of jobs created from such expenditure in each year.
(300476)
500
N
Martin Horwood (Cheltenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how much his Department plans to spend on the Community Energy Savings Programme in (a) 2009-10, (b) 2010-11, (c) 2011-12, (d) 2012-13 and (e) 2013-14; and what estimate he has made of the (i) proportion of such expenditure to be incurred in England, (ii) the carbon savings to be achieved, (iii) the number of properties affected and (iv) the number of jobs created from such expenditure in each year.
(300477)
501
N
Martin Horwood (Cheltenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how much his Department plans to spend on steps to achieve the Carbon Emissions Reduction Target in (a) 2009-10, (b) 2010-11, (c) 2011-12, (d) 2012-13 and (e) 2013-14; and what estimate he has made of the (i) proportion of such expenditure to be incurred in England, (ii) the carbon savings to be achieved, (iii) the number of properties affected and (iv) the number of jobs created from such expenditure in each year.
(300478)
502
N
Martin Horwood (Cheltenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what estimate he has made of the number of households in (a) England, (b) Scotland and (c) Wales to have purchased (i) micro wind, (ii) small scale hydro, (iii) solar thermal, (iv) ground source heat pump, (v) air source heat pump, (vi) biomass, (vii) solar photovoltaic and (viii) electric vehicles technologies in each of the last 10 years.
(300479)
503
N
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many (a) Ministers and (b) officials from his Department he expects to (i) attend the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen and (ii) travel to that conference by air; and what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of such travel.
(300415)
504
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what proportion of jobs advertised by his Department in the last 12 months were online only applications; and what provision his Department makes for those wishing to apply for jobs in his Department who do not have access to the internet.
(301549)
505
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what the average cost has been of a unit of electricity supplied to domestic dwellings in each year since 1997.
(300585)
506
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many units of electricity have been consumed in domestic dwellings in each year since 1997.
(300586)
507
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what the average cost has been of a unit of gas supplied to domestic dwellings in each year since 1997.
(300587)
508
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what estimate he has made of the number of homes which would benefit from insulation.
(300588)
509
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what estimate he has made of the number of domestic dwellings to have been insulated in each year since 1997.
(300589)
510
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how much funding his Department has allocated to electricity generation projects using (a) tidal power, (b) wave power, (c) wind, (d) biomass, (e) hydro power and (f) clean coal in the last three years.
(300769)
511
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what weight of paper his Department has recycled since its creation.
(300778)
512
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what estimate he has made of the number of units of gas consumed in domestic dwellings in the United Kingdom in each year since 1997.
(300782)
513
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what financial assistance his Department makes available to low-carbon building projects to help to improve their energy efficiency in (a) Milton Keynes and (b) England.
(300711)
514
John Mason (Glasgow East): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what (a) bonuses and (b) incentives have been paid to (i) consultants and (ii) contractors engaged by his Department in each of the last three years.
(300639)
515
John Mason (Glasgow East): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what (a) bonuses and (b) incentives have been paid to (i) consultants and (ii) contractors engaged by executive agencies and non-departmental public bodies for which his Department is responsible in each of the last three years.
(300640)
516
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what estimate he has made of the proportion of commercial undertakings in (a) England and (b) each local authority area in England which have obtained an energy performance certificate in respect of the premises they occupy.
(300249)
517
Andrew Selous (South West Bedfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many and what proportion of staff of his Department and its non-departmental public bodies work flexibly or part-time; and what his Department's policy is on making jobs available on a job-share or flexible basis.
(301323)
518
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many (a) year end and (b) in-year bonuses have been paid to officials in his Department since it was established; and what expenditure his Department has incurred on such bonuses.
(301301)
519
Ian Stewart (Eccles): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what contracts his Department has with private hire taxi companies; and what expenditure his Department has incurred against each such contract in each year since his Department was established.
(300842)
520
N
Graham Stringer (Manchester, Blackley): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, whether the biomass to be deployed in his Department's renewable energy strategy will be compliant with the Searchinger factor.
(300405)
521
N
Graham Stringer (Manchester, Blackley): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, if he will estimate the amount of black carbon which would be emitted consequent upon achieving biomass targets as set out in his Department's renewable energy strategy.
(300406)
522
Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many people aged (a) under and (b) over 60 years in each (i) region and (ii) local authority area (A) were offered a Warm Front grant, (B) were required to pay a top-up to a Warm Front grant and (C) declined a Warm Front grant in each of (1) the last 12 months and (2) the last five years.
(300733)
523
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what estimate he has made of the proportion of (a) lamb, (b) beef, (c) chicken, (d) pork, (e) turkey, (f) other meats, (g) vegetables and (h) fruit procured by his Department that was produced in the UK in the latest period for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
(300178)
524
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many Christmas parties his Department plans to host in 2009; what has been budgeted for each such reception; what estimate he has made of the proportion of (a) lamb, (b) beef, (c) chicken, (d) pork, (e) turkey, (f) other meats, (g) vegetables, (h) fruit and (i) alcohol to be served at each such function which is produced in the UK; and if he will make a statement.
(300876)
525
Pete Wishart (Perth and North Perthshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what the (a) cost and (b) purpose was of legal (i) representation and (ii) advice sought by his Department and its agencies in each year since May 1997.
(300373)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
526
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which (a) individuals other than Ministerial colleagues and officials of his Department and (b) organisations he met in an official capacity in the week commencing 9 November 2009.
(301159)
527
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the cost to his Department of providing official cars for the use of (a) Ministers and (b) officials in the last 12 months.
(301180)
528
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, on what date he last travelled by train in the course of his official duties.
(301198)
529
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment has been made of the compatibility of the horse-riding activities which form part of the Appleby Horse Fair with the provisions of the Animal Welfare Act 2006.
(301213)
530
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many allegations of victimisation for whistleblowing have been made to his Department by its staff since 6 June 2006.
(301497)
531
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assets of his Department are planned to be sold in each year from 2009-10 to 2013-14; what the (a) description and (b) book value of each such asset is; what the expected revenue from each such sale is; and if he will make a statement.
(300200)
532
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many staff in his Department received bonus payments in 2008-09; what proportion of the total work force they represented; what the total amount of bonuses paid was; what the largest single payment was; and if he will make a statement.
(300896)
533
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what efficiency savings projects (a) his Department and (b) its agencies put in place under the Operational Efficiency Programme; on what date each such project was initiated; how much each such project was expected to contribute to departmental savings; how much had been saved through each such project on the latest date for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
(300924)
534
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the cost of provision of Government cars to special advisers in his Department was in the last 12 months.
(301391)
535
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what proportion of jobs advertised by his Department in the last 12 months were online only applications; and what provision his Department makes for those wishing to apply for jobs in his Department who do not have access to the internet.
(301550)
536
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many local authorities applied to his Department for funding to support local wildlife facilities in each of the last five years.
(300771)
537
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what weight of paper his Department recycled in each of the last five years.
(300779)
538
Tom Levitt (High Peak): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much money from the Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund (a) was allocated to each local authority in 2008-09 and (b) has been so allocated in 2009-10; whether his Department keeps a record of the purposes to which such funding is put; and what assessment he has made of the (i) past and (ii) future use of such monies in accordance with the objectives set for the fund.
(301347)
539
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the current underspend is on funding from the (a) European Regional Development Fund and (b) European Rural Development Fund which is administered by his Department; and what the total underspend was on European Regional Development Fund allocations in each of the last three years for which figures are available.
(301067)
540
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many claimants have (a) applied for and (b) been awarded funds under the (i) European Regional Development Fund and (ii) rural development programme for England for (A) the purposes of storing water to prevent flooding down stream and (B) other purposes in the last 18 months.
(301069)
541
John Mason (Glasgow East): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what (a) bonuses and (b) incentives have been paid to (i) consultants and (ii) contractors engaged by his Department in each of the last three years.
(300627)
542
John Mason (Glasgow East): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what (a) bonuses and (b) incentives have been paid to (i) consultants and (ii) contractors engaged by executive agencies and non-departmental public bodies for which his Department is responsible in each of the last three years.
(300628)
543
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of revisions to the schedule of restricted species of dangerous wild animals on the level of non-compliance with licensing requirements under the Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976.
(300309)
544
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many local authorities provide evidence to his Department on the enforcement of the Pet Animals Act 1951 Model Standards for Pet Shop Licence Conditions; and what mechanisms his Department uses to verify compliance with those conditions by (a) local authorities and (b) pet shop owners.
(300310)
545
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what mechanisms are in place to ensure that police are trained to enforce EC regulations 338/97 and 865/2006 on the implementation of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species in respect of the requirement for Article 10 certificates, with particular reference to endangered primates.
(300311)
546
Andrew Selous (South West Bedfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many and what proportion of staff of his Department, its executive agencies and non-departmental public bodies work flexibly or part-time; and what his Department's policy is on making jobs available on a job-share or flexible basis.
(301325)
547
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much has been spent by his Department on (a) cut flowers and (b) pot plants in 2008-09.
(301013)
548
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much funding his Department has allocated for (a) year end and (b) in-year bonuses in 2009-10.
(301299)
549
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department has taken to facilitate access to manorial documents held by (a) local record offices and (b) other organisations for the purpose of supporting public interest applications for the re-registration of land as common under Schedule 2(4) of the Commons Act 2006.
(301457)
550
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will consider the merits of (a) publishing in electronic format and (b) permitting free access to (i) phase I habitat maps, (ii) the land cover map 2007 and (iii) other resources used by people applying to re-register common land under Schedule 2(4) of the Commons Act 2006.
(301458)
551
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, for what reasons applicants for the re-registration of land under Schedule 2(4) of the Commons Act 2006 are required to provide large-scale ordnance survey maps describing the application area in circumstances in which existing register maps describing that area are available.
(301460)
552
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether assistance from his Department is available to individuals or organisations applying to re-register common land under Schedule 2(4) of the Commons Act 2006 to (a) identify and (b) serve notice on the owners of that land, with particular reference to circumstances in which such land is not registered with the Land Registry.
(301463)
553
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent estimate he has made of the costs expected to be incurred by an individual or organisation applying to re-register common land under Schedule 2(4) of the Commons Act 2006.
(301464)
554
N
Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the Answer of 16 July 2009, Official Report, column 568W, on origin marking: Israel, for what reasons the proposals on labelling of goods orginating from Israeli settlements have not yet been published for public consultation; and when he expects the proposals to be published.
(300306)
555
Ian Stewart (Eccles): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what contracts his Department has with private hire taxi companies; and what expenditure his Department has incurred against each such contract in each of the last three years.
(300832)
556
N
Graham Stringer (Manchester, Blackley): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will publish a table showing the emissions profile of the fuel B30K other than for carbon.
(300404)
557
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the proportion of (a) lamb, (b) beef, (c) chicken, (d) pork, (e) turkey, (f) other meats, (g) vegetables and (h) fruit procured by his Department that was produced in the UK in the latest period for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
(300179)
558
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many on-farm visits were made in relation to rural development programme schemes in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(300293)
559
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many on-farm inspections were made in relation to (a) single farm and (b) hill farm payments in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(300294)
560
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many non-compliance penalties were imposed by his Department in each of the last five years; what the most common reason was for such penalties being imposed; what the (a) largest, (b) smallest, (c) median and (d) mean penalty was in each such year; and if he will make a statement.
(300295)
561
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many Christmas parties his Department plans to host in 2009; what has been budgeted for each such reception; what estimate he has made of the proportion of (a) lamb, (b) beef, (c) chicken, (d) pork, (e) turkey, (f) other meats, (g) vegetables, (h) fruit and (i) alcohol to be served at each such function which is produced in the UK; and if he will make a statement.
(300875)
562
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he expects the research project commissioned by his Department on the effects of electronic training aids on the welfare of dogs to be completed; how much the research has cost; when he expects to announce his decision on the regulation of the use of electronic shock collars; and if he will make a statement.
(301024)
563
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many genetically modified food trials the Government has licensed (a) in each region and (b) for each species in each of the last five years; how much his Department has spent on genetically-modified food trials in each of those years; and if he will make a statement.
(301025)
564
Pete Wishart (Perth and North Perthshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what expenditure his Department and its agencies have incurred on external legal advice and representation in each year since his Department was established; and for what purposes such services have been commissioned.
(300583)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
565
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, for what reason the United Kingdom abstained from the vote in the UN General Assembly on a resolution endorsing the findings of the report of the UN Fact-finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict; who instructed the UK representative to abstain; who was consulted on the decision; and if he will make a statement.
[R] (300883)
566
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which (a) individuals other than Ministerial colleagues and officials of his Department and (b) organisations he met in an official capacity in the week commencing 9 November 2009.
(301162)
567
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate he has made of the cost to his Department of providing official cars for the use of (a) Ministers and (b) officials in the last 12 months.
(301175)
568
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, on what date he last travelled by train in the course of his official duties.
(301201)
569
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many allegations of victimisation for whistleblowing have been made to his Department by its staff since 6 June 2006.
(301494)
570
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has had discussions with the Chinese authorities on the regulation of Chinese fur farms; and if he will make a statement.
(300359)
571
Mr Russell Brown (Dumfries and Galloway): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what his most recent assessment is of (a) the effectiveness of the National Independent Electoral Commission and (b) the adequacy of its operational resources.
(300227)
572
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assets of his Department are planned to be sold in each year from 2009-10 to 2013-14; what the (a) description and (b) book value of each such asset is; what the expected revenue from each such sale is; and if he will make a statement.
(300201)
573
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many staff in his Department received bonus payments in 2008; what proportion of the total work force they represented; what the total amount of bonuses paid was; what the largest single payment was; and if he will make a statement.
(300895)
574
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what efficiency savings projects (a) his Department and (b) its agencies put in place under the Operational Efficiency Programme; on what date each such project was initiated; how much each such project was expected to contribute to departmental savings; how much had been saved through each such project on the latest date for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
(300923)
575
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent reports he has received on the incidence of religiously-motivated violence against Christians and Muslims in Nepal, with particular reference to the activities of the Nepal Defence Army; and if he will make a statement.
(300299)
576
Ms Katy Clark (North Ayrshire and Arran): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the Answer of 11 November 2009, Official Report, column 548W, on Western Sahara: landmines, whether the Moroccan authorities are marking and disposing of mines and unexploded ordinance in the occupied territory of Western Sahara.
(301035)
577
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent reports he has received of higher than usual (a) birth and (b) other health defects in the population of Fallujah, Iraq.
(300528)
578
N
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the government of Belarus on the death sentence passed on a young man in that country on 29 June 2009; and if he will make a statement.
(300402)
579
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representation he has made to the Belarus government on the decision of the Belarus Supreme Court to reject the appeals of Vasily Yusepchuk and Andrei Zhuk against the death sentence; and what discussions he has had on the matter at the Council of Europe.
(301243)
580
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for the UK of the report on promoting parliamentary diplomacy produced by the Political Affairs Committee of the Council of Europe, AS/POL (2009) 18 rev; and if he will make a statement.
(301244)
581
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received on levels of human trafficking in Somalia; and what discussions he has had with his Somali counterpart on the matter.
(301266)
582
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of conditions in Camp Ashraf, Iraq, with particular reference to (a) access for (i) doctors and (ii) fuel tankers and (b) the consequences of Iraqi action against the camp's residents in July 2009; and if he will make a statement.
(300259)
583
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what his Department's assessment is of the status in international law of the residents of Camp Ashraf, Iraq; and if he will make a statement.
(300305)
584
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what his policy at the UN General Assembly on the Goldstone report on the UN Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict is; what his voting intention on the report in the UN Security Council is; and if he will make a statement.
(300327)
585
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the government of Morocco on the number of applications for citizenship it has received from (a) citizens and (b) residents of Morocco in the last 12 months.
(301421)
586
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the government of Gibraltar on (a) the application of the European Convention on Human Rights to Gibraltar and (b) applications for citizenship by Moroccans resident and working in Gibraltar.
(301422)
587
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what proportion of jobs advertised by his Department in the last 12 months were online only applications; and what provision his Department makes for those wishing to apply for jobs in his Department who do not have access to the internet.
(301541)
588
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what weight of paper his Department recycled in each of the last five years.
(300780)
589
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the Answer to Lord Laird of 12 November 2009, Official Report, House of Lords, column WA221, on Libya, what assessment he has made of the likelihood that the campaign by victims and families of IRA terrorism for compensation from the Libyan government will procure compensation.
(301453)
590
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the Answer to Lord Laird of 12 November 2009, Official Report, House of Lords, column WA221, on Libya, how many people are working for the FCO-based Libya/Northern Ireland Reconciliation Unit.
(301454)
591
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the Answer to Lord Laird of 12 November 2009, Official Report, House of Lords, column WA221, on Libya, what assessment his Department has made of progress in the campaign by victims and families of IRA terrorism for compensation from the Libyan government since 8 September.
(301455)
592
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the Answer to Lord Laird of 12 November 2009, Official Report, House of Lords, column WA221, on Libya, what progress the Libya/Northern Ireland Reconciliation Unit based in his Department has made since 8 September in supporting the campaign by victims and families of IRA terrorism for compensation from the Libyan government.
(301456)
593
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the comments of the Minister for Care Services in Progress magazine on 26 March 2008, how many foreign nationals have been deported because they were in the country illegally in each year since 1997.
(301532)
594
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what bonus schemes for its staff his Department operates; and what the purpose is of those schemes.
(301559)
595
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many members of staff are employed in each department at Hanslope Park.
(300542)
596
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions his Department has had with (a) Milton Keynes Council and (b) Hanslope Parish Council on future developments at Hanslope Park.
(300543)
597
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much has been spent on each project funded under the Strategic Programme Fund in (a) Iraq and (b) Afghanistan in each of the last five years.
(300712)
598
John Mason (Glasgow East): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what (a) bonuses and (b) incentives have been paid to (i) consultants and (ii) contractors engaged by his Department in each of the last three years.
(300653)
599
John Mason (Glasgow East): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what (a) bonuses and (b) incentives have been paid to (i) consultants and (ii) contractors engaged by executive agencies and non-departmental public bodies for which his Department is responsible in each of the last three years.
(300654)
600
Patrick Mercer (Newark): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much the Secret Intelligence Service spent on security for (a) Sir Richard Dearlove in the six months prior to September 1999, (b) Sir John Sawers in the six months prior to November 2009 and (c) Sir John Scarlett in the six months prior to May 2004.
(300749)
601
Patrick Mercer (Newark): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much the Secret Intelligence Service spent on security for the families of (a) Sir Richard Dearlove in the six months prior to September 1999, (b) Sir John Sawers in the six months prior to November 2009 and (c) Sir John Scarlett in the six months prior to May 2004.
(300750)
602
Patrick Mercer (Newark): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether it put in place security measures to protect Sir John Sawers and his close family members as a result of his identification on the internet.
(300751)
603
Andrew Selous (South West Bedfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many and what proportion of staff of his Department, its executive agencies and non-departmental public bodies work flexibly or part-time; and what his Department's policy is on making jobs available on a job-share or flexible basis.
(301324)
604
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much funding his Department has allocated for (a) year end and (b) in-year bonuses for staff in 2009-10.
(300431)
605
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, to which functions the Government Hospitality Fund provided services in 2008-09; and which Department hosted each such event.
(300432)
606
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much Government Hospitality spent on (a) champagne, (b) wine, (c) china, (d) cutlery and (e) venue hire in 2008-09.
(300704)
607
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much was spent by Government Hospitality in 2008-09.
(300705)
608
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many of his Department's officials have (a) been reprimanded, (b) had their contract of employment terminated and (c) been prosecuted for theft of departmental property in each of the last three years; and what items were stolen in each case.
(300963)
609
Ian Stewart (Eccles): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what contracts his Department has with private hire taxi companies; and what expenditure his Department has incurred against each such contract in each of the last three years.
(300831)
610
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate he has made of the proportion of (a) lamb, (b) beef, (c) chicken, (d) pork, (e) turkey, (f) other meats, (g) vegetables and (h) fruit procured by his Department that was produced in the UK in the latest period for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
(300180)
611
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many Christmas parties his Department plans to host in 2009; what has been budgeted for each such reception; what estimate he has made of the proportion of (a) lamb, (b) beef, (c) chicken, (d) pork, (e) turkey, (f) other meats, (g) vegetables, (h) fruit and (i) alcohol to be served at each such function which is produced in the UK; and if he will make a statement.
(300874)
612
Pete Wishart (Perth and North Perthshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what expenditure his Department and its agencies have incurred on external legal advice and representation in each year since 1997; and for what purposes such services were commissioned.
(300580)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
613
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much it cost his Department to (a) collect, (b) process, (c) collate and (d) store statistics on abortion in the most recent 12 months for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
(300793)
614
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate his Department has made of the number of repeat abortions undertaken in relation to females aged (a) 11, (b) 12, (c) 13, (d) 14, (e) 15, (f) 16, (g) 17, (h) 18, (i) 19, (j) 20, (k) 21, (l) 22, (m) 23, (n) 24, (o) between 25 and 29, (p) between 30 and 34 and (q) 35 years and over in each primary care trust area in each year since 2000.
(300861)
615
Mr David Anderson (Blaydon): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will commission research on the possible effects on the behaviour of children and young people of high caffeine intake.
(301214)
616
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which (a) individuals other than Ministerial colleagues and officials of his Department and (b) organisations he met in an official capacity in the week commencing 9 November 2009.
(301152)
617
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the cost to his Department of providing official cars for the use of (a) Ministers and (b) officials in the last 12 months.
(301174)
618
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, on what date he last travelled by train in the course of his official duties.
(301208)
619
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many allegations of victimisation for whistleblowing have been made to his Department by its staff since 6 June 2006.
(301507)
620
Ms Celia Barlow (Hove): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if his Department will consider the merits of inclusion of the therapeutic strategy of pacing as part of the treatment packages offered by specialist chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalopathy services.
(300271)
621
Mr John Baron (Billericay): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) admissions and (b) emergency admissions for breast cancer there have been in (i) England, (ii) each primary care trust area of responsibility and (iii) each cancer network area of responsibility, as recorded in the Hospital Episodes Statistics database in each of the last five years.
(300549)
622
Mr John Baron (Billericay): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many hospital admissions took place in England where a diagnosis of both breast cancer and (a) neutropenic sepsis, (b) febrile neutropenia, (c) diarrhoea, (d) nausea or intractable vomiting, (e) anaemia and (f) pain was recorded in the Hospital Episodes Statistics database, (i) in total and (ii) broken down by (A) primary care trust area of responsibility and (B) cancer network area of responsibility, as recorded in the Hospital Episodes Statistics database in each of the last five years.
(300550)
623
Mr John Baron (Billericay): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) elective and (b) emergency bed days were accounted for by breast cancer patients in each year since 1997-98 (a) in total and (b) broken down by (i) primary care trust area of responsibility and (ii) cancer network area of responsibility, as recorded in the Hospital Episodes Statistics database; and at what overall cost to the public purse.
(300551)
624
Mr John Baron (Billericay): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the estimated total expenditure on (a) cancer care and (b) breast cancer care was in (i) England, (ii) each cancer network area and (iii) for each primary care trust in each of the last five years; and how much was spent on (A) inpatient costs excluding those relating to surgery, (B) surgery including daycare and inpatient stays, (C) drugs, cost of medicine preparation and administration, (D) outpatients, diagnostics, first and follow-up appointments, (E) screening, (F) radiotherapy, (G) specialist palliative care (excluding voluntary sector) and (H) other, calculated through the same method as that used to calculate the chart on page 119 of his Department's Cancer Reform Strategy, published on 3 December 2007 in each year.
(300552)
625
Mr John Baron (Billericay): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many and what proportion of all breast cancer cases were diagnosed through the (a) non-urgent referral route, (b) screening and (c) urgent referral route in (i) England, (ii) each cancer network area and (iii) each primary care trust area in each of the last five years.
(300553)
626
Mr John Baron (Billericay): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the ratio of mastectomies to breast conserving surgical procedures was in (a) England, (b) each cancer network and (c) each primary care trust area in each of the last five years for which figures are available.
(300554)
627
Mr John Baron (Billericay): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of women undergoing surgery for breast cancer received immediate breast reconstruction surgery in (a) England, (b) each cancer network and (c) each primary care trust area in the latest period for which which figures are available.
(300555)
628
Mr John Baron (Billericay): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the percentage of bed occupancy was for patients with breast cancer was in (a) England, (b) each cancer network and (c) each primary care trust area in each of the last five years.
(300556)
629
Mr John Baron (Billericay): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the percentage compliance was of each cancer network with (a) 3A and (b) 1E-1 measures, as set out in section 8.5 of his Department's Cancer Commissioning Guidance published in December 2008.
(300557)
630
Mr John Baron (Billericay): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients were offered breast prostheses following surgery for breast cancer expressed in each cancer network in the latest period for which figures are available; and what proportion of all patients undergoing breast cancer surgery this represented in each case.
(300558)
631
Mr John Baron (Billericay): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations he has received on the new regulatory arrangements for improving access to justice for people with a learning disability; and if he will make a statement.
(301411)
632
Mr John Baron (Billericay): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) men and (b) women with a learning disability waited over 18 weeks after diagnosis of cancer to treatment in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement.
(301412)
633
Mr John Baron (Billericay): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) women and (b) women with a learning disability have received (i) breast and (ii) cervical cancer screening in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement.
(301413)
634
Mr John Baron (Billericay): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many cancer specialists have received training on the provisions of the Mental Capacity Act 2005; and if he will make a statement.
(301414)
635
Mr John Baron (Billericay): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the prostate cancer screening programme is accessible for men with a learning disability; and if he will make a statement.
(301415)
636
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much the Medical Research Council and National Institute for Health Research (Department of Health) spent on dementia research in 2008-09.
(300340)
637
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effects of the risk sharing scheme for the provision of multiple sclerosis disease-modifying drugs on the availability of other drugs for the treatment of multiple sclerosis, including drugs approved by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence.
(300341)
638
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects the risk sharing scheme will be able to demonstrate the value for money of multiple sclerosis disease-modifying drugs.
(300342)
639
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost has been of the risk sharing scheme for disease-modifying drugs since its inception.
(300343)
640
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many packs of the drug Natalizumab, brand name Tysabri, have been issued in each strategic health authority area in each of the last two years.
(300344)
641
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assets of his Department are planned to be sold in each year from 2009-10 to 2013-14; what the (a) description and (b) book value of each such asset is; what the expected revenue from each such sale is; and if he will make a statement.
(300202)
642
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many staff in his Department received bonus payments in each of the last five years for which information is available; what proportion of the total workforce they represented; what the total amount of bonuses paid was; what the largest single payment was; and if he will make a statement.
(300302)
643
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what efficiency savings projects (a) his Department and (b) its agencies put in place under the Operational Efficiency Programme; on what date each such project was initiated; how much each such project was expected to contribute to departmental savings; how much had been saved through each such project on the latest date for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
(300935)
644
N
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether all of the proposals made to the North Central London Service and Organisation Review include the Whittington Hospital, Islington, having a (a) 24 hour accident and emergency unit and (b) full intensive care unit; and if he will make a statement.
(300416)
645
N
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what targets have been set in relation to the savings to be made as a consequence of the North Central London Service and Organisational Review; and if he will make a statement.
(300417)
646
N
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what timetable has been set for the public consultation on the North Central London Service and Organisational Review; and if he will make a statement.
(300418)
647
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will place in the Library a copy of the data held by his Department on the time taken for people in Hornsey and Wood Green constituency to get to hospital under blue light conditions in each of the last 10 years; and if he will make a statement.
(300534)
648
Sandra Gidley (Romsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many times foreign objects requiring surgical removal have been left inside patients following an operation in each of the past 10 years.
(301348)
649
Sandra Gidley (Romsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people have been admitted to each hospital trust in Hampshire with (a) stab wounds and (b) gunshot wounds in each of the last five years.
(301378)
650
Sandra Gidley (Romsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) men and (b) women have been admitted to hospital with (i) stab wounds and (ii) gunshot wounds in each region in each of the last 10 years.
(301379)
651
N
John Howell (Henley): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the timetable for re-development of Townlands Hospital in Henley-on-Thames is; what funding will be allocated to ensure its completion; and what risk assessment has been undertaken in relation to future revenue funding for the hospital.
(300361)
652
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps have been put in place to ensure effective treatment based on individual medical history is provided under proposals for automatic generic substitution of medicines; and if he will make a statement.
(301407)
653
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many attacks on ambulance staff there have been in each constituency in Lancashire in each of the last five years.
(301410)
654
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) Ministers and (b) civil servants from his Department will be attending the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen in an official capacity.
(300882)
655
Mark Hunter (Cheadle): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of blind or partially-sighted people have received a visit from social services in each of the last five years.
(300764)
656
Mark Hunter (Cheadle): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of blind or partially-sighted people have been offered formal counselling to help deal with the trauma of sight loss in each of the last five years.
(300765)
657
Mark Hunter (Cheadle): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of support for blind and partially-sighted people.
(300766)
658
Mark Hunter (Cheadle): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of (a) psychological support and (b) education for people suffering from (i) Type 1 and (ii) Type 2 diabetes; and what steps he plans to take to improve such support.
(300860)
659
Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what responsibility (a) his Department, (b) strategic health authorities, (c) NHS hospital trusts and (d) primary care trusts have for implementing the Hepatitis C Action Plan for England; what recent assessment he has made of progress in the implementation of the Plan; and if he will make a statement.
(301148)
660
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of jobs advertised by his Department in the last 12 months were online only applications; and what provision his Department makes for those wishing to apply for jobs in his Department who do not have access to the internet.
(301551)
661
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what weight of paper his Department recycled in each of the last five years.
(300781)
662
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust has spent on the provision of newsletters in the last 12 months for which figures are available.
(300469)
663
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of (a) the number of volunteers using their own vehicle to transport patients on behalf of the NHS and (b) the mileage covered by these volunteers in the latest period for which figures are available.
(300472)
664
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many volunteers who used their own vehicle to transport patients on behalf of the NHS were reimbursed in 2008; and what his most recent estimate is of the equivalent figure in 2009 to date.
(300473)
665
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the cost of providing every person with a free annual (a) eye test and (b) dental check in 2009.
(300357)
666
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people are entitled to a free annual (a) eye test and (b) dental check; how many people received such tests in 2008-09; and what the cost was.
(300358)
667
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the total monetary value of Senior Civil Service (SCS) non-consolidated performance pay awards was in his Department in each of the last five years; how many and what proportion of SCS staff in each pay band received awards in each year; and how much in each award category was received by staff in each pay band each year.
(300382)
668
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the Answer of 26 October 2009, Official Report, column 108W, on NHS: finance, how much will be repaid against each loan in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12, (C) 2012-13, (d) 2013-14 and (e) 2014-15.
(301021)
669
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much has been paid in non-consolidated performance pay awards to officials in his Department in (a) each year between 1997 and 2004 and (b) 2008-09.
(301022)
670
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many and what percentage of NHS prescription items attracted a charge in each of the last three years.
(301066)
671
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to reduce waiting lists for mental health services in (a) Milton Keynes and (b) the South East.
(300272)
672
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how his Department plans to respond to the British Dental Association's proposal for changes to the dental access contract to be introduced on a trial basis.
(300355)
673
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average waiting time was for patients to receive the 15 key diagnostic tests in each year since the collection of this data began in 2006.
(300335)
674
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when all patients with a summary care record will be offered HealthSpace; and how many people have registered each year since December 2003 in the early adopter areas.
(300336)
675
Mr John Leech (Manchester, Withington): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many emergency hospital admissions of (a) males and (b) females in each age group in each primary care trust area were recorded for (i) diabetic ketoacidosis and (ii) hypoglycaemia in each of the last five years, broken down by type of diabetes.
(301406)
676
Tom Levitt (High Peak): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will ensure that facilities to monitor blood carbon monoxide levels through breath analysis are available in every general practioner's surgery.
(301365)
677
Tom Levitt (High Peak): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of NHS patients recorded as tired all the time are monitored for carbon monoxide poisoning.
(301370)
678
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much funding has been allocated by the National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse to each local authority in the last three years; and how much is planned to be spent on such funding for the next three years.
(301043)
679
John Mason (Glasgow East): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what (a) bonuses and (b) incentives have been paid to (i) consultants and (ii) contractors engaged by his Department in each of the last three years.
(300637)
680
John Mason (Glasgow East): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what (a) bonuses and (b) incentives have been paid to (i) consultants and (ii) contractors engaged by executive agencies and non-departmental public bodies for which his Department is responsible in each of the last three years.
(300638)
681
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how often the implementation group to monitor referrals from overseas has met to date.
(301355)
682
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to develop a new liver allocation scheme.
(301356)
683
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will place in the Library a copy of his Department's guidance for transplant centres on the eligibility criteria of people from abroad.
(301357)
684
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he has taken at EU level to build capacity in transplant programmes in EU member states; and what discussions he or his officials have had with counterparts in (a) France, (b) Germany, (c) Netherlands, (d) Italy, (e) Portugal, (f) Malta, (g) Greece, (h) the Czech Republic, (i) Hungary, (j) Bulgaria, (k) Cyprus, (l) Slovenia, (m) Denmark, (n) Norway, (o) Bosnia-Herzegovina, (p) Serbia, (q) Croatia and (r) Gibraltar on the matter.
(301358)
685
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many and at what net ingredient cost prescription items for (a) contraception and (b) emergency contraception were dispensed in the community in (i) England and (ii) each primary care trust area in (A) absolute terns and (b) as a rate per 1,000 women aged 15 to 49 years old.
(301359)
686
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will place in the Library the minutes of the most recent meeting of the National Child Health Immunisation Board.
(301360)
687
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the Child Health Interim Application is still supported by manual systems; whether it can issue COVER reports; what recent progress has been made in the development and implementation of the Application; and if he will make a statement.
(301361)
688
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which primary care trusts in London use the Child Health Interim Application; and what estimate he has made of the number of children resident in areas served by such trusts.
(301362)
689
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress has been made towards getting agreement from devolved health administrations to ban all private clinical practice in the UK involving solid organs donated after death within the NHS.
(301366)
690
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many transplants were done in private clinical practice in the UK involving solid organs donated after death outside the NHS in each of the last 10 years.
(301367)
691
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average speed is of N3 network connections.
(301371)
692
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many and what proportion of GP practices use Directed Enhanced Service for annual health checks for people with learning disabilities.
(301372)
693
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which cancer networks (a) have met and (b) are on target to meet the milestones set out in the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence's guidance on improving outcomes in haemato-oncology cancer, published in October 2003.
(301459)
694
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make it his policy to ensure that Celvapan will be made available to pregnant women who have declined to be vaccinated with Pandemrix.
(300461)
695
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to ensure that (a) Pandemrix and (b) Celvapan are made available to pregnant women by primary care trusts.
(300462)
696
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance he has issued to NHS trusts on holding board meetings in public.
(300463)
697
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to ensure that (a) foundation trusts and (b) other NHS trusts hold board meetings in public.
(300464)
698
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance his Department has given to primary care trusts on the delivery of cascade testing for families of patients diagnosed with familial hypercholesterolemia.
(300465)
699
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of provision of cascade testing for families of patients diagnosed with familial hypercholesterolemia by primary care trusts in England, as recommended in the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence guideline 71.
(300466)
700
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what measures his Department has in place to monitor the implementation of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence guidance on familial hypercholesterolemia; and if he will make a statement.
(300467)
701
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will rank by mortality rate those accident and emergency departments with annual admissions below 69,000 in the latest year for which information is available.
(300330)
702
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department plans to revise its leaflet on mobile telephones and health.
(300228)
703
N
Paul Rowen (Rochdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the Answer of 5 November 2009, Official Report, column 1165W, on chronic fatigue syndrome, what discussions his Department has had with myalgic encephalomyelitis charities and campaign groups on recognition of the condition as a notifiable disease.
(300427)
704
Paul Rowen (Rochdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent discussions he has had with voluntary and community organisations concerned with the delivery of care to patients with musculoskeletal conditions.
(301107)
705
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his most recent assessment is of the effect of unemployment on a person's mental health.
(300409)
706
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients have been treated for mental illness on the NHS in each of the last 10 years.
(300410)
707
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the incidence of mental illness amongst children in each of the last 12 years; and what recent assessment he has made of (a) trends in that incidence and (b) contributing factors to mental illness in children.
(300666)
708
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much his Department has spent on advertising for the recruitment of bone marrow donors in each of the last 12 years; and if he will make a statement.
(300668)
709
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of patients who have received treatment for bone marrow cancer received bone marrow from (a) UK and (b) non-UK donors in the latest period for which figures are available.
(300669)
710
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of UK cancer patients received bone marrow from US donors in the latest period for which figures are available.
(300670)
711
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of people who were on the Blood Donor Register were also on the Bone Marrow Donor Register on the latest date for which figures are available.
(300671)
712
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the merits of using DNA swabs to identify matches for bone marrow donors.
(300672)
713
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many registered stem cell donors there were in each year since registration began.
(300673)
714
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the mental health budget was in each of the last 30 years.
(300912)
715
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of bone marrow donors were resident in (a) England, (b) Wales, (c) Northern Ireland and (d) Scotland in each of the last 12 years.
(300913)
716
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects to lay the draft Pharmacy Order before Parliament.
(300319)
717
Andrew Selous (South West Bedfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many and what proportion of staff of his Department, its executive agencies and non-departmental public bodies work flexibly or part-time; and what his Department's policy is on making jobs available on a job-share or flexible basis.
(301326)
718
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many of his Department's officials have (a) been reprimanded, (b) had their contract of employment terminated and (c) been prosecuted for theft of departmental property in each of the last three years; and what items were stolen in each case.
(300965)
719
Mark Simmonds (Boston & Skegness): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much is planned to be spent on the National Lung Cancer Audit in each of the next three financial years.
(301216)
720
Mark Simmonds (Boston & Skegness): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he plans to change methods of collection of National Lung Cancer Audit data.
(301217)
721
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will take steps to collect data on the proportion by value of all medicinal products which are herbal medicinal products; and if he will make a statement.
(301106)
722
Ian Stewart (Eccles): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what contracts his Department has with private hire taxi companies; and what expenditure his Department has incurred against each such contract in each of the last three years.
(300828)
723
Dr Richard Taylor (Wyre Forest): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many specialist weight management services there are in England.
(301139)
724
Dr Richard Taylor (Wyre Forest): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment has been made of the adequacy of specialist obesity services in England.
(301140)
725
Dr Richard Taylor (Wyre Forest): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average waiting time was for referral to a specialist weight management service in the latest period for which figures are available.
(301141)
726
Dr Richard Taylor (Wyre Forest): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment has been made of the effectiveness of implementation of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence Clinical Guideline 43: Obesity; and what support has been provided to assist (a) practitioners and (b) commissioners in implementing the guideline.
(301142)
727
Dr Richard Taylor (Wyre Forest): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations Ministers in his Department have had from organisations on obesity policy and treatment in the last three years.
(301143)
728
Dr Richard Taylor (Wyre Forest): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which obesity and weight management services Ministers in his Department have visited in the last three years.
(301144)
729
Dr Richard Taylor (Wyre Forest): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will bring forward plans to extend Change4Life to include adults; and if he will make a statement.
(301145)
730
Sarah Teather (Brent East): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to improve knowledge of sickle cell disease and thalassaemia amongst primary care nurses and GPs.
(301065)
731
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to address the variation in levels of repeat abortions across England.
(300328)
732
N
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his most recent estimate is of the number of (a) children, (b) adults aged between 18 and 65 years and (c) older people who (i) have and (ii) have not been vaccinated against swine influenza in (A) England and (B) each county and metropolitan area.
(300661)
733
N
Derek Twigg (Halton): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much was spent on each brand of antibiotics in each primary care trust area in (a) 2007 and (b) 2008.
(300254)
734
N
Derek Twigg (Halton): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many health checks for those aged between 40 and 74 years were carried out by general practitioners in (a) 2007 and (b) 2008.
(300255)
735
Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) current, (b) retired and (c) deferred members of the NHS pension scheme (i) were members prior to 1 April 2008 and (ii) have joined the scheme since 1 April 2008.
(300686)
736
Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many and what proportion of NHS staff earn more than £50,000 per annum.
(300815)
737
Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much was paid in salary and wage costs for NHS employees in the last 12 months; and what estimate he has made of the proportion paid to such employees who earn more than £50,000 per annum.
(300844)
738
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the proportion of (a) lamb, (b) beef, (c) chicken, (d) pork, (e) turkey, (f) other meats, (g) vegetables and (h) fruit procured by his Department that was produced in the UK in the latest period for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
(300190)
739
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his latest estimate is of the average (a) target and (b) actual ambulance response time to 999 calls in (i) urban and (ii) rural areas; and if he will make a statement.
(300288)
740
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many Christmas parties his Department plans to host in 2009; what has been budgeted for each such reception; what estimate he has made of the proportion of (a) lamb, (b) beef, (c) chicken, (d) pork, (e) turkey, (f) other meats, (g) vegetables, (h) fruit and (i) alcohol to be served at each such function which is produced in the UK; and if he will make a statement.
(300873)
741
Pete Wishart (Perth and North Perthshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what expenditure his Department and its agencies have incurred on external legal advice and representation in each year since 1997; and for what purposes such professional services have been commissioned.
(300577)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
742
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which (a) individuals other than Ministerial colleagues and officials of his Department and (b) organisations he met in an official capacity in the week commencing 9 November 2009.
(301168)
743
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the cost to his Department of providing official cars for the use of (a) Ministers and (b) officials in the last 12 months.
(301176)
744
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on what date he last travelled by train in the course of his official duties.
(301207)
745
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) police officers and (b) police community support officers there were in Sussex in each of the last five years.
(301272)
746
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many successful prosecutions there were for selling alcohol to people under the age of 18 years from (a) on-licence and (b) off-licence premises in each police force area in the south east in each of the last five years.
(301273)
747
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many allegations of victimisation for whistleblowing have been made to his Department by its staff since 6 June 2006.
(301486)
748
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much funding his Department provided to local authorities in 2009-10; how much it expects to provide in 2010-11 by (a) programme, (b) funding stream and (c) grant; what the nature and purpose of such funding was in 2009-10; and what mechanism was used for the allocation of funds between local authorities.
(300296)
749
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much funding his Department has provided to the National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse in 2009-10; and what funding it expects to provide in 2010-11.
(300297)
750
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent estimate he has made of the number of safer schools partnerships; and how many such partnerships are structured on the basis of a full-time officer based within a secondary school or college.
(300298)
751
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assets of his Department are planned to be sold in each year from 2009-10 to 2013-14; what the (a) description and (b) book value of each such asset is; what the expected revenue from each such sale is; and if he will make a statement.
(300203)
752
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many staff in his Department received bonus payments in each of the last five years for which information is available; what proportion of the total workforce they represented; what the total amount of bonuses paid was; what the largest single payment was; and if he will make a statement.
(300301)
753
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what efficiency savings projects (a) his Department and (b) its agencies put in place under the Operational Efficiency Programme; on what date each such project was initiated; how much each such project was expected to contribute to departmental savings; how much had been saved through each such project on the latest date for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
(300933)
754
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many student visas were issued to students of each nationality in (a) 1997 and (b) the latest year for which figures are available.
(300390)
755
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what his most recent estimate is of the number of sentence-expired foreign nationals being held in detention under his Department's immigration powers.
(300394)
756
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to paragraph 27 of the letter of 19 October 2009 from the Chief Executive of the UK Border Agency to the Home Affairs Committee, which areas of business have been asked to review their files; what advice has been given to businesses in each such area on such reviews; in how many cases in each area of business no record has been found of an individual having left the country in the circumstances set out in the letter; and what assessment he has made of the findings of such reviews.
(300411)
757
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the letter of 19 October 2009 from the Chief Executive of the UK Border Agency to the Home Affairs Select Committee, what estimate has been made of the number of non-archived non-asylum cases in respect of which an application has been dealt with but where there is no formal record of an individual having left the country; what criteria are used in the archiving of such files; and if he will make a statement.
(300412)
758
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether children sent to Australia under the Child Migrant Programme are entitled to (a) UK citizenship and (b) unrestricted access to the UK.
(300516)
759
Mr Stephen Crabb (Preseli Pembrokeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether guidance has been provided for police forces on the policing of groups of two or more motorcyclists travelling in convoy on public highways.
(301444)
760
Mr Stephen Crabb (Preseli Pembrokeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent steps he has taken to modernise the passport application process; and what plans he has for the future of that process.
(301451)
761
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent steps his Department has taken to ensure compatibility between the work of those intelligence services for which the Secretary of State is responsible and the provisions of the European Convention on Human Rights.
(300384)
762
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what remedies his Department provides for those wishing to contest the decision to place them on the list of individuals excluded from the UK; what steps he takes to monitor the effectiveness of such decisions; and whether those placed on the list are informed of their inclusion.
(300385)
763
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with which civil society organisations his Department has entered into partnerships and agreements to support the delivery of policies related to extremism in the last five years.
(300480)
764
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department is taking to encourage those affected by acts of extremism to report such events to the police.
(300481)
765
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what partnerships and initiatives designed to tackle the spread of extremism on the internet his Department has entered into with overseas authorities and agencies in the last 10 years.
(300482)
766
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of legislation designed to tackle hate-related offences.
(300483)
767
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what measures have been introduced to tackle discrimination in hiring and dismissing migrants within the workforce in the last 10 years.
(300487)
768
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which employment sectors require migrant labour.
(300488)
769
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the effects of numerical limits on temporary migration.
(300489)
770
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment he has made of the effects of migrants in meeting the skills requirements of the economy.
(300490)
771
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent steps he has taken to reduce the transaction costs of remittances.
(300493)
772
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent steps he has taken to inform the public of the economic and social contribution made by migrants.
(300495)
773
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what research his Department has commissioned on public attitudes to migrant populations in the last five years.
(300561)
774
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions he has had with his counterparts in countries of origin on assistance packages for returning migrants.
(300562)
775
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what information his Department holds on trends in temporary labour migration in the last 10 years.
(300563)
776
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the effects of (a) monetary incentives and (b) other factors on return migrant flows; and if he will make a statement.
(300564)
777
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department takes to provide access to employment opportunities for young migrants entering the UK.
(300565)
778
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment has been made of the effects of the clearance of the informal camp near Calais on levels of migration into the UK.
(301218)
779
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what research his Department has undertaken on any relationship between levels of domestic violence and unemployment.
(301220)
780
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what effects changes in the labour market test for obtaining a work permit have had on the number of domestic workers (a) applying for and (b) obtaining jobs in the UK.
(301223)
781
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what research his Department has evaluated on any relationship between levels of human trafficking into the UK and economic conditions.
(301224)
782
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what research his Department has evaluated on the extent to which (a) linguistic and (b) economic factors affect the decisions of (i) migrants and (ii) asylum seekers to seek to live in the UK.
(301225)
783
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what definition of human trafficking his Department uses; and if he will make a statement.
(301265)
784
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what research his Department has undertaken on the contribution of migrants to reducing skills deficits in the UK.
(301399)
785
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the factors which affect levels of labour migration.
(301400)
786
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of information on extremism available to (a) his Department and (b) the police to enable them to tackle it; and if he will make a statement.
(301403)
787
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions he has had with (a) the Council of Europe and (b) the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe on measures to tackle extremism; and if he will make a statement.
(301465)
788
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the implications for the UK of the report and recommendations of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe AS/POL (2009) 15 rev on the fight against extremism: achievements, deficiencies and failures; and if he will make a statement.
(301466)
789
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what research his Department has evaluated on the root causes of extremism; and what steps he has taken to tackle them.
(301467)
790
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what cross-departmental committees with the purpose of tackling extremism there are; which Departments are represented on each such committee; and what the (a) membership and (b) terms of reference are of each.
(301468)
791
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, from which 50 parliamentary constituencies, ranked from highest to lowest, the UK Border Agency received the highest number of enquiries regarding migration cases that are (a) legacy cases, (b) non-legacy cases and (c) out-of-country visa applications in each of the last four years.
(300326)
792
Sandra Gidley (Romsey): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) men and (b) women resident in each local authority area in the South East have their profile stored on the National DNA Database.
(301349)
793
N
Julia Goldsworthy (Falmouth & Camborne): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many telephone calls the UK Border Agency helpline has received in the last 12 months.
(300368)
794
N
Julia Goldsworthy (Falmouth & Camborne): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what period of time the UK Border Agency helpline has been out of order in the last 12 months; and what estimate has been made of the number of calls that were not answered as a result of such unavailability.
(300369)
795
Damian Green (Ashford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many entry visas for students attending colleges which were subsequently closed on the intervention of the UK Border Agency were issued in (a) 2007 and (b) 2008; and how many such visas were issued between 1 January and 31 October 2009.
(301232)
796
Damian Green (Ashford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many staff were working on the administration of the Worker Registration Scheme on 1 November 2009.
(301233)
797
Damian Green (Ashford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what his most recent estimate is of the cost to the public purse of the (a) forced and (b) voluntary removal of an individual.
(301234)
798
Damian Green (Ashford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much his Department spent on deportations between 1 January and 1 November 2009.
(301235)
799
Damian Green (Ashford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many foreign national prisoners were being held on the immigration detention estate on 1 November 2009.
(301236)
800
Damian Green (Ashford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many transfers of detainees between immigration detention centres have been made in each month in 2009.
(301237)
801
Damian Green (Ashford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been stopped at the UK border under Schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act 2000 in (a) 2009 and (b) each of the last five years.
(301238)
802
Damian Green (Ashford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum seekers were awaiting deportation on 1 November 2009.
(301239)
803
Damian Green (Ashford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many foreign national prisoners were awaiting deportation on 1 November 2009.
(301240)
804
Damian Green (Ashford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the budget is of the UK Border Agency Abu Dhabi hub for 2009-10.
(301241)
805
Damian Green (Ashford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the (a) budget and (b) outturn of the UK Border Agency was in respect of IT in 2008-09.
(301242)
806
Damian Green (Ashford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what databases for which his Department is responsible have been subject to confirmed security breaches in each of the last five years.
(301263)
807
Damian Green (Ashford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will place in the Library copies of the reports of all opinion polling commissioned by his Department in the last 12 months.
(301264)
808
Damian Green (Ashford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many outstanding asylum appeals there were on 1 November 2009.
(301283)
809
Damian Green (Ashford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many investigations have been referred to the Serious Organised Crime Agency by (a) regional police forces, (b) officials of his Department, (c) UK Border Agency officials and (d) HM Revenue and Customs officials in (i) 2009 and (ii) each of the last three years.
(301303)
810
Damian Green (Ashford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps the Serious Organised Crime Agency is taking to disrupt the smuggling of guns into the UK.
(301304)
811
Damian Green (Ashford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much the UK Border Agency has spent on promotional merchandise branded with its name and logo since its inception.
(301305)
812
Damian Green (Ashford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much his Department spent on unpublished research in (a) 2009 and (b) each of the last four years.
(301306)
813
Damian Green (Ashford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on how many occasions an airline refused to take on grounds of disruptive behaviour an asylum seeker who was being deported in the last (a) six months and (b) two years.
(301307)
814
Damian Green (Ashford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many of his Department's presenting officers were appointed (a) in 2007, (b) in 2008 and (c) between 1 January and 31 October 2009.
(301308)
815
Damian Green (Ashford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much his Department had spent on identity card readers on 1 October 2009.
(301309)
816
Damian Green (Ashford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many UK Border Agency staff moved to a different post in that agency in 2008.
(301310)
817
Damian Green (Ashford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many raids were conducted by UK Border Agency officials in each region in 2008.
(301311)
818
Damian Green (Ashford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what percentage of immigration removals were made at the (a) first and (b) second attempt in each of the last five years.
(301312)
819
Damian Green (Ashford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many staff left the UK Border Agency and its predecessors on the grounds of (a) resignation, (b) retirement, (c) termination of contract and (d) redundancy in each of the last four years.
(301313)
820
Damian Green (Ashford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many foreign national prisoners were classified as mentally disordered on 1 November 2009.
(301315)
821
Damian Green (Ashford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many foreign national prisoners under the age of 18 years there were in prison on 1 November 2009.
(301316)
822
Damian Green (Ashford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much his Department spent on the UK Border Force television programme in 2008-09; and how much it has spent on that programme since 1 April 2009.
(301398)
823
Damian Green (Ashford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much the UK Border Agency spent on internal communications in 2008-09.
(301449)
824
Damian Green (Ashford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many security passes his Department has issued in each of the last five years.
(301556)
825
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost of provision of Government cars to special advisers in his Department was in the last 12 months.
(301387)
826
David Howarth (Cambridge): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which police forces have public order units or branches; and how many staff are working in each such unit or branch.
(300230)
827
David Howarth (Cambridge): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, by what mechanisms the (a) National Public Order Intelligence Unit, (b) National Extremism Tactical Co-ordination Unit and (c) National Domestic Extremism Team are accountable; and if he will make a statement.
(300231)
828
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many attacks on police there have been in each (a) division of Lancashire police force area and (b) constituency in Lancashire in each of the last five years.
(301409)
829
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) Ministers and (b) civil servants from his Department will be attending the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen in an official capacity.
(300891)
830
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent estimate he has made of the error rate in each database run by (a) his Department and (b) its agencies.
(300731)
831
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) simple cautions for cannabis possession and (b) cannabis warnings have been issued by each police force in each year since 2004.
(300754)
832
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of jobs advertised by his Department in the last 12 months were online only applications; and what provision his Department makes for those wishing to apply for jobs in his Department who do not have access to the internet.
(301539)
833
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which section of his Department is responsible for handling the legal proceedings relating to the deportation of foreign nationals on grounds of national security.
(301269)
834
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many persons have been (a) deported and (b) excluded from the UK on the grounds of fomenting extremism under the 12-point plan in each quarter since the plan was implemented.
(301270)
835
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many persons have been extradited for terrorism-related offences in each quarter since the announcement of the 12-point plan in August 2005; and how many requests from his Department for extradition for terrorism-related offences (a) are outstanding and (b) have been made since August 2005.
(301271)
836
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the list of extemist websites, bookshops, networks, centres and organisations announced by the then Prime Minister on 5 August 2005 was first established; on what dates the list has been updated; whether the deportation of a foreign national has been (a) considered and (b) executed on the grounds of active engagement with one of the organisations on the list; and if he will place in the Library a copy of the most recent edition of the list.
(301377)
837
Mrs Eleanor Laing (Epping Forest): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the governance structures for the e-borders programme.
(300511)
838
Mrs Eleanor Laing (Epping Forest): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether there is a statutory basis for the e-borders programme.
(300512)
839
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many full-time equivalent members of staff in (a) his Department and (b) its associated public bodies are working on projects relating to a national non-emergency, three-digit telephone number.
(300988)
840
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much has been (a) spent on and (b) allocated to projects relating to a national non-emergency, three-digit telephone number in each of the last three years.
(300994)
841
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the number of illegal raves which have taken place in the Milton Keynes local authority area in each of the last five years; and how many (a) crimes and (b) accidents arising from such events were reported in that period.
(300717)
842
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many crimes of each type were committed by young people aged (a) under 16 and (b) between 16 and 18 years in the Milton Keynes local authority area in each of the last five years.
(300718)
843
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many recorded crimes involving knives there were in the Milton Keynes area in each of the last five years.
(300719)
844
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on domestic workers requiring a visa of the cost of visa renewal.
(300720)
845
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Answers of 10 December 2007, Official Report, columns 213-5W and 29th January 2008, Official Report, column 211W on Macfarlan Smith, when the work which commenced on 5 October 2006 will be completed; when the data collection and assessment will be completed; and when it is intended for the study to be published.
(300337)
846
Mr John Leech (Manchester, Withington): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Answer of 11 November 2009, Official Report, column 430W on identity cards, how many people in Greater Manchester have requested an identity card; and what proportion of the total eligible population of Manchester this represents.
(300339)
847
John Mason (Glasgow East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what (a) bonuses and (b) incentives have been paid to (i) consultants and (ii) contractors engaged by his Department in each of the last three years.
(300657)
848
John Mason (Glasgow East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what (a) bonuses and (b) incentives have been paid to (i) consultants and (ii) contractors engaged by executive agencies and non-departmental public bodies for which his Department is responsible in each of the last three years.
(300658)
849
Patrick Mercer (Newark): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the judgement of the European Court of Human Rights in S. and Marper v. the United Kingdom has been implemented in relation to the functions of the UK Border Agency.
(300239)
850
Patrick Mercer (Newark): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Answer to Lord Stoddart of 14 October 2009, Official Report, House of Lords, columns 26-7WA, on the national identity register, how many fingerprints (a) per person and (b) in total he expects to be stored on the national identity register from 2012.
(300533)
851
Patrick Mercer (Newark): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many unsuccessful asylum seekers of Iraqi nationality have (a) been granted a right to remain in the UK, (b) been deported to Iraq and (c) been taken into detention after a refusal to travel to Iraq in (i) each of the last three years and (ii) 2009 to date.
(300973)
852
Patrick Mercer (Newark): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what periods the UK Border Agency helpline has been out of service in the last 12 months; and what estimate he has made of the number of calls that were not answered as a result of such unavailability.
(300980)
853
Patrick Mercer (Newark): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Answer to Lord Pearson of Rannoch of 21 July 2009, Official Report, House of Lords, columns 301-02WA, on polygamy, whether officials in his Department have now determined whether changes to the UK Border Agency's entry clearance guidance are required in the context of polygamous marriages.
(300989)
854
Patrick Mercer (Newark): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many raids UK Border Agency officials conducted in each region in 2008.
(300990)
855
Patrick Mercer (Newark): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many telephone calls the UK Border Agency helpline has received in the last 12 months.
(300991)
856
Patrick Mercer (Newark): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, from which 50 parliamentary constituencies, listed from highest to lowest, the UK Border Agency received the highest number of enquiries regarding (a) legacy migration cases, (b) non-legacy migration cases and (c) out-of-country visa applications in each of the last four years.
(300997)
857
Patrick Mercer (Newark): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many students have switched from a tier 4 to a tier 2 visa since 2008.
(301001)
858
Patrick Mercer (Newark): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many individuals who are not required to have a compulsory identity card have applied for a voluntary national identity card.
(301002)
859
Patrick Mercer (Newark): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police officers there were in Newark constituency in (a) 1997 and (b) 2009; and how many police community support officers there were in the constituency in (i) 2002 and (ii) 2009.
(301003)
860
Patrick Mercer (Newark): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the average annual number of women with an immigration status which is not determined who were subject to domestic violence in the latest period for which information is available.
(301004)
861
Patrick Mercer (Newark): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether his Department plans to publish the UK Border Agency's asylum process instruction about storage and retention of DNA and isotope data of asylum seekers.
(301018)
862
Patrick Mercer (Newark): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether foreign intelligence agencies or agents have access to (a) the Government's DNA and fingerprint database and (b) other private information on British citizens and residents gathered under counter-terrorism legislation in the last five years.
(301019)
863
Patrick Mercer (Newark): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether any documents issued by the Security Industry Authority indicate that it is permitted for a licensed clamper to place a clamp on a vehicle displaying a disabled badge.
(301023)
864
Patrick Mercer (Newark): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been (a) stopped, (b) detained and (c) arrested under Schedule 7 (Port and Border Controls) to the Terrorism Act 2000 since 2004; and how many of those were subsequently convicted of a terrorist offence.
(301036)
865
Patrick Mercer (Newark): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many students have been (a) stopped, (b) detained and (c) arrested under the Terrorism Act 2000 in the last five years.
(301037)
866
Patrick Mercer (Newark): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much his Department's Extremism Unit spent under each budget heading in (a) 2007-08 and (b) 2008-09.
(301038)
867
N
Greg Mulholland (Leeds North West): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people working in (a) pubs, (b) bars and (c) nightclubs have been prosecuted for selling alcohol to underage persons in each of the last five years.
(300350)
868
N
Greg Mulholland (Leeds North West): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) shop and (b) supermarket workers have been prosecuted for selling alcohol to underage persons in each of the last five years.
(300351)
869
N
Greg Mulholland (Leeds North West): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people under the age of 18 years have been arrested for alcohol-related acts of disorder or violence in each of the last five years.
(300352)
870
N
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many allegations his Department has received of ill-treatment of asylum seekers returned to the Democratic Republic of Congo in each of the last four years; and how many investigations his Department has carried out into such allegations in each such year.
(300414)
871
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff and Buchan): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he expects a reply to be sent to the letters from the right hon. Member for Banff and Buchan of 21 August 2009 and 22 September 2009 to the Chief Executive of the UK Border Agency regarding his constituent Mr Beesely.
(300676)
872
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff and Buchan): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he expects to reply to the letter of 11 September 2009 from the right hon. Member for Banff and Buchan on his constituent Mr Belal.
(300677)
873
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent consideration he has given to the use of private policing services by local authorities and residents.
(300320)
874
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he permits rabbits to be tested more than once in pyrogen tests under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986.
(300322)
875
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many facilities are licensed under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 to carry out pyrogen tests on rabbits.
(300323)
876
Andrew Selous (South West Bedfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of staff of his Department, its executive agencies and non-departmental public bodies work flexibly or part-time; and what his Department's policy is on making jobs available on a job-share or flexible basis.
(301327)
877
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with which organisations his Department has had exclusivity agreements for information technology (a) hardware and (b) software in each of the last five years; how many such agreements have been breached in each year; and what the cost to his Department was of each such breach.
(300518)
878
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the (a) energy rating and (b) energy band of each building occupied by his Department and its agencies was in each of the last three years.
(300521)
879
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what training sessions were attended by (a) Ministers and (b) special advisers in his Department at public expense in each of the last three years.
(301376)
880
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will take steps to collect data on the annual cost of crime to small businesses; and if he will make a statement.
(301105)
881
Ian Stewart (Eccles): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what contracts his Department has with private hire taxi companies; and what expenditure his Department has incurred against each such contract in each of the last three years.
(300829)
882
Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many nationals of (a) Afghanistan, (b) Belarus, (c) Burma, (d) the People's Republic of China, (e) Colombia, (f) Cuba, (g) Democratic Republic of Congo, (h) the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, (i) Iran, (j) Iraq, (k) Israel, (l) the Palestinian Territories, (m) Pakistan, (n) the Russian Federation, (o) Saudi Arabia, (p) Somalia, (q) Sudan, (r) Syria, (s) Turkmenistan, (t) Uzbekistan, (u) Vietnam and (v) Zimbabwe were refused asylum in the UK in each month of (i) 2007, (ii) 2008 and (iii) 2009 to date; and how many in each category (A) are awaiting a decision on an asylum application and (B) have been forcibly deported.
(300732)
883
N
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent consideration he has given to the establishment of a TV Regulator in respect of the use of closed circuit television to monitor public space; and if he will make a statement.
(300267)
884
N
Jo Swinson (East Dunbartonshire): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he has made an estimate of the number of Gurkha ex-servicemen who retired prior to 1 July 1997 likely to settle in Nepal if they were to receive a pension on terms equivalent to those of the armed forces pension scheme; and if he will make a statement.
(300423)
885
N
Jo Swinson (East Dunbartonshire): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent estimate he has made of the total annual cost of welfare benefits for (a) Gurkha ex-servicemen settled in the UK, (b) dependants of such servicemen who have emigrated to the UK following the recent change in his Department's policy and (c) Gurkha servicemen who would be eligible to settle in the UK on their retirement; and if he will make a statement.
(300424)
886
Sarah Teather (Brent East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications for visas for family visitors to the UK have been (a) granted and (b) refused by applicants of (i) Pakistani, (ii) Indian, (iii) Bangladeshi, (iv) Sri Lankan and (v) all nationalities in each of the last three years.
(300356)
887
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make it his policy to ensure that drivers have recourse to an independent body in disputing a fine issued in relation to the immobilisation of a vehicle on private land.
(300741)
888
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he plans to bring forward proposals for restrictions on the level of fines imposed by private vehicle immobilisation companies.
(300742)
889
Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of (a) police officers and (b) civilian police force staff earn more than £50,000 per annum.
(300814)
890
Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much was paid in salary and wage costs for police forces in the last 12 months; and what estimate he has made of the proportion of that paid to police officers and civilian police force staff who earn more than £50,000 per annum.
(300848)
891
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people were granted student visas in the last (a) 12 months and (b) five years.
(301423)
892
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many student visas were granted to people from each non-EU country in the last five years.
(301424)
893
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many students from each European Union member state have come to the UK to study in the last five years.
(301425)
894
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much revenue has been received from student visas in the last (a) year and (b) five years.
(301426)
895
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether there are plans to change the student visa process; and if he will make a statement.
(301427)
896
Mr David Willetts (Havant): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many students have switched from a tier 4 to a tier 2 visa since 2008.
(300536)
897
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the proportion of (a) lamb, (b) beef, (c) chicken, (d) pork, (e) turkey, (f) other meats, (g) vegetables and (h) fruit procured by his Department that was produced in the UK in the latest period for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
(300185)
898
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what his latest estimate is of the average (a) target and (b) actual police response time to violent crime in (i) urban and (ii) rural areas; and if he will make a statement.
(300289)
899
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the number of (a) violent and (b) non-violent crimes committed in (i) urban and (ii) rural areas in each of the last three years; and if he will make a statement.
(300290)
900
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Christmas parties his Department plans to host in 2009; what has been budgeted for each such reception; what estimate he has made of the proportion of (a) lamb, (b) beef, (c) chicken, (d) pork, (e) turkey, (f) other meats, (g) vegetables, (h) fruit and (i) alcohol to be served at each such function which is produced in the UK; and if he will make a statement.
(300872)
901
Pete Wishart (Perth and North Perthshire): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what expenditure his Department and its agencies have incurred on external legal advice and representation in each year since 1997; and for what purposes such professional services have been commissioned.
(300576)
Questions to the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission
902
Mr Graham Allen (Nottingham North): To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, whether the House authorities have requested the return of the disc containing personal financial information of hon. Members from the Daily Telegraph.
(300229)
903
Mr Graham Allen (Nottingham North): To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, if the House of Commons Commission will advise hon. Members on changing their bank details following the disclosure of hon. Members' personal financial information.
(300238)
Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development
904
Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what proportion of mine clearing contracts let by his Department have been granted to (a) The Halo Trust and (b) the Mines Advisory Group in the last two years; and in which locations.
(300242)
905
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, which (a) individuals other than ministerial colleagues and officials of his Department and (b) organisations he met in an official capacity in the week commencing 9 November 2009.
(301166)
906
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what estimate he has made of the cost to his Department of providing official cars for the use of (a) Ministers and (b) officials in the last 12 months.
(301188)
907
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, on what date he last travelled by train in the course of his official duties.
(301205)
908
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many allegations of victimisation for whistleblowing have been made to his Department by its staff since 6 June 2006.
(301489)
909
Peter Bottomley (Worthing West): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what representations he has received on UNESCO's decision to establish the UNESCO-Obiang Nguema Mbasogo International Prize for Research in the Life Sciences; and if he will make a statement.
(300240)
910
Peter Bottomley (Worthing West): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what role his Department played in the processes leading to UNESCO's decision to establish the UNESCO-Obiang Nguema Mbasogo International Prize for Research in the Life Sciences; and if he will make a statement.
(300241)
911
Mr Russell Brown (Dumfries and Galloway): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what level of support, and in which sectors, his Department intends to provide to Burundi in the next five years; and if he will make a statement.
(300226)
912
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assets of his Department are planned to be sold in each year from 2009-10 to 2013-14; what the (a) description and (b) book value of each such asset is; what the expected revenue from each such sale is; and if he will make a statement.
(300204)
913
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many staff in his Department received bonus payments in (a) 2007-08 and (b) 2008-09; what proportion of the total work force they represented; what the total amount of bonuses paid was; what the largest single payment was; and if he will make a statement.
(300894)
914
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what efficiency savings projects his Department put in place under the Operational Efficiency Programme; on what date each such project was initiated; how much each such project was expected to contribute to departmental savings; how much had been saved through each such project on the latest date for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
(300932)
915
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, which countries in receipt of development aid from his Department have experienced a reduction in the (a) number and (b) monetary value of migrant remittances in the last three years; and what steps his Department takes to establish the effects of such remittances on (i) the economy of the recipient country and (ii) the pattern of his Department's distribution of development aid.
(300386)
916
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what estimate his Department has made of the value of remittances as a percentage of the gross domestic product of each country which receives support from his Department in each year since 2005.
(301221)
917
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what involvement the UK has in the World Food Programme's activities in Somalia; what actions the World Food Programme took in Somalia in the last 12 months; and what actions are planned in the next 12 months.
(301469)
918
Damian Green (Ashford): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what estimate he made of the amount of remittances sent (a) in total, (b) to Pakistan and (c) to Nigeria in the latest year for which figures are available.
(301314)
919
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many domestic flights within Great Britain officials from his Department took in an official capacity in 2008-09; and at what cost to the public purse such flights were taken.
(300535)
920
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what proportion of jobs advertised by his Department in the last 12 months were online only applications; and what provision his Department makes for those wishing to apply for jobs in his Department who do not have access to the internet.
(301538)
921
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment he has made of the likely effects on the economies of his Department's partner countries of their achivement of equal access for girls to secondary education.
(301041)
922
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department is taking to meet the target of ensuring that girls have equal access to secondary education in all his Department's partner countries by 2015.
(301042)
923
Chris McCafferty (Calder Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether he has made a recent assessment of the level of integration between the HIV/AIDS and sexual and reproductive health and rights aspects of programmes funded by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and malaria to which his Department contributes.
(301031)
924
John Mason (Glasgow East): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what (a) bonuses and (b) incentives have been paid to (i) consultants and (ii) contractors engaged by his Department in each of the last three years.
(300625)
925
John Mason (Glasgow East): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what (a) bonuses and (b) incentives have been paid to (i) consultants and (ii) contractors engaged by executive agencies and non-departmental public bodies for which his Department is responsible in each of the last three years.
(300626)
926
Greg Mulholland (Leeds North West): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much funding his Department has provided to each south and central American country in each year since 2006.
(300353)
927
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent steps have been taken to provide information for the public on the allocation of funds from the public purse to overseas aid projects.
(300663)
928
Andrew Selous (South West Bedfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many and what proportion of staff of his Department and its non-departmental public bodies work flexibly or part-time; and what his Department's policy is on making jobs available on a job-share or flexible basis.
(301328)
929
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what training sessions were attended by (a) Ministers and (b) special advisers in his Department at public expense in each of the last three years.
(301373)
930
N
Jo Swinson (East Dunbartonshire): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans there are to consult civil society organisations on the structure and mandate of the new single UN agency for women.
(300425)
931
N
Jo Swinson (East Dunbartonshire): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent discussions his Department has had with the UN Secretary General on the appointment of an Under Secretary General to head the new single UN agency for women; when he expects that post to be filled; and if he will request the UN Secretary General to adopt the selection criteria presented to him by the Gender Equality Architecture Reform coalition.
(300426)
932
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment he has made of the likely effectiveness of his Department's proposed activities in Zimbabwe; and if he will make a statement.
(300540)
933
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much funding his Department has provided for rehabilitation projects for (a) health clinics, (b) schools and (c) drinking wells in Afghanistan in each year since 2001.
(301522)
934
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many schools in Afghanistan have been funded by his Department in each year since 2001.
(301523)
935
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many health clinics in Afghanistan have received funding from the Government in each year since 2001.
(301524)
936
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many road projects in Afghanistan have been funded by the Government in each year since 2001.
(301525)
937
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what estimate he has made of the proportion of (a) lamb, (b) beef, (c) chicken, (d) pork, (e) turkey, (f) other meats, (g) vegetables and (h) fruit procured by his Department that was produced in the UK in the latest period for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
(300184)
938
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many Christmas parties his Department plans to host in 2009; what has been budgeted for each such reception; what estimate he has made of the proportion of (a) lamb, (b) beef, (c) chicken, (d) pork, (e) turkey, (f) other meats, (g) vegetables, (h) fruit and (i) alcohol to be served at each such function which is produced in the UK; and if he will make a statement.
(300871)
939
Pete Wishart (Perth and North Perthshire): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the (a) cost and (b) purpose of legal representation and advice sought by (i) his Department and (ii) its agencies was in each year since May 1997.
(300329)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Justice
940
Mr David Anderson (Blaydon): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the (a) budget and (b) projected actual cost of the National Probation Trust Programme was for 2009-10.
(300280)
941
Mr David Anderson (Blaydon): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what total budget was set for the National Probation Trust Programme over the lifetime of the Programme; and what his latest estimate is of the total projected cost of the programme.
(300281)
942
Mr David Anderson (Blaydon): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, by what proportion HM Courts Service plans to reduce its numbers of front-line staff in 2010; and if he will make a statement.
(300282)
943
Mr David Anderson (Blaydon): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, for what reasons HM Courts Service has proposed a reduction in the number of its staff in courts.
(300283)
944
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, which (a) individuals other than Ministerial colleagues and officials of his Department and (b) organisations he met in an official capacity in the week commencing 9 November 2009.
(301164)
945
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the cost to his Department of providing official cars for the use of (a) Ministers and (b) officials in the last 12 months.
(301173)
946
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, on what date he last travelled by train in the course of his official duties.
(301203)
947
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many convictions for (a) drink-driving and (b) each other motoring offence resulted in a custodial sentence in (i) Lewes constituency, (ii) Sussex and (iii) England in each of the last 10 years.
(301274)
948
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people in (a) Lewes constituency, (b) Sussex and (c) England were disqualified from driving as a result of (i) drink-driving, (ii) speeding and (iii) dangerous or reckless driving in each of the last 10 years.
(301275)
949
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many allegations of victimisation for whistleblowing have been made to his Department by its staff since 6 June 2006.
(301492)
950
Tony Baldry (Banbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the forecast percentage change to their annual budget is for each prison in England for which he has responsibility for financial years (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12 and (c) 2012-13 compared to their budget for the previous financial year.
(300225)
951
Miss Anne Begg (Aberdeen South): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will bring forward plans to limit advertising by fee charging debt management providers who target vulnerable individuals in financial difficulties; and if he will make a statement.
(301110)
952
Miss Anne Begg (Aberdeen South): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment has been made of the potential to use the process for debt relief orders as a model for regulating debt management schemes; and if he will make a statement.
(301111)
953
Miss Anne Begg (Aberdeen South): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what guidance his Department issues on the use of up-front fees for debt management schemes; and if he will make a statement.
(301112)
954
Miss Anne Begg (Aberdeen South): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether his Department has undertaken research into the potential financial effects on the least well-off from the introduction of statutory regulation of debt management schemes; and if he will make a statement.
(301113)
955
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assets of his Department are planned to be sold in each year from 2009-10 to 2013-14; what the (a) description and (b) book value of each such asset is; what the expected revenue from each such sale is; and if he will make a statement.
(300205)
956
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many staff in his Department received bonus payments in 2008; what proportion of the total work force they represented; what the total amount of bonuses paid was; what the largest single payment was; and if he will make a statement.
(300893)
957
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what efficiency savings projects (a) his Department and (b) its agencies put in place under the Operational Efficiency Programme; on what date each such project was initiated; how much each such project was expected to contribute to departmental savings; how much had been saved through each such project on the latest date for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
(300931)
958
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether there has been a proportionate alleviation or suspension of a specific right provided for in the European Convention on Human Rights since the Convention was ratified by the Government.
(300383)
959
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the cost has been of establishing the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) including preparation of the report by the Committee on Standards in Public Life on hon. Members' expenses and allowances and the appointments to the IPSA board made to date.
(301057)
960
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many applications were received for the position of (a) chairperson and (b) board member of the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority; how many applicants were shortlisted; and when he expects further appointments of board members to be made.
(301058)
961
Philip Davies (Shipley): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prison officers have (a) been accused of, (b) been dismissed for, (c) been charged for, (d) been convicted of and (e) commenced a custodial sentence for bringing drugs into a prison in the last three years.
(301381)
962
Philip Davies (Shipley): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, which prisons have closed visits; and whether there are plans to trial closed visits in prisons which operate open visits.
(301382)
963
Philip Davies (Shipley): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what drug testing requirements apply to prison officers.
(301383)
964
Philip Davies (Shipley): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the drug testing programme in prisons.
(301384)
965
Philip Davies (Shipley): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what penalties may be imposed upon a prisoner who tests positive for drugs.
(301385)
966
Philip Davies (Shipley): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many foreign nationals were serving a custodial sentence at the latest date for which figures are available; and for what categories of offences such prisoners were sentenced.
(301386)
967
Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland & Melton): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent assessment he has made of the accuracy of the information provided to Ministers in his Department by the C-NOMIS database project board in respect of the (a) cost and (b) timeliness of the project as it progressed.
(300784)
968
Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland & Melton): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will initiate an inquiry into the application of Government procurement procedures in respect of the C-NOMIS database project.
(300785)
969
Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland & Melton): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many serious further offences were committed by offenders under level 1 multi-agency public protection arrangements in each of the last 10 years.
(300794)
970
Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland & Melton): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he has any plans to make the use of body orifice security scanner chairs mandatory for (a) visitors and (b) staff members entering a prison in England and Wales.
(300795)
971
Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland & Melton): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent estimate he has made of the (a) number and (b) proportion of (i) offences and (ii) reoffences which are committed each year by those with mental health problems.
(300796)
972
Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland & Melton): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent estimate he has made of the relative likelihood of a prisoner identified as having mental health problems on entry to prison reoffending on release, compared with a prisoner who was not originally assessed as mentally ill.
(300797)
973
Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland & Melton): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent estimate he has made of the operational cost per patient per year of a (a) low, (b) medium and (c) high security mental health unit.
(300798)
974
Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland & Melton): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the total construction cost was of the three most recently completed (a) low, (b) medium and (c) high security mental health units in England and Wales, excluding the cost of the land purchased; how many beds were provided by each such unit; and on what date construction commenced in each case.
(300799)
975
Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland & Melton): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many patient places in (a) low, (b) medium and (c) high security mental health units were vacant at 1 June 2009.
(300800)
976
Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland & Melton): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many adult prisoners who were sentenced to custody in an adult prison in each year since 1997 had already served sentences for previous convictions in (a) a secure traing centre and (b) a young offender institution.
(300801)
977
Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland & Melton): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent assessment he has made of the relative effectiveness in alleviating mental health problems of (a) prison, (b) secure mental health units and (c) other disposals.
(300802)
978
Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland & Melton): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent estimate he has made of the number of prisoners who are suffering from serious mental health problems who have been released from prison in each of the last five years.
(300803)
979
Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland & Melton): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent estimate he has made of the (a) number and (b) proportion of (i) offences and (ii) reoffences which are committed each year by those with substance misuse problems.
(300804)
980
Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland & Melton): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent estimate he has made of the number of prisoners who are suffering from substance misuse problems who have been released from prison in each of the last five years.
(300805)
981
Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland & Melton): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the Answer to the hon. Member for Harborough of 11 November 2009, Official Report, columns 262-63W, on Ashwell Prison, when he expects (a) the police investigation regarding the incident at HM Prison Ashwell in April 2009 and (b) the strategic review of HM Prison Ashwell to be completed.
(300806)
982
Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland & Melton): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many incidents of alcohol being (a) brought into and (b) brewed in prison there have been in each prison in England and Wales in each of the last 10 years.
(300807)
983
Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland & Melton): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he plans to amend Prison Service Order 0900.
(300808)
984
Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland & Melton): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Written Ministerial Statement of 29 October 2009, Official Report, columns 26-7WS, on the Probation Service, what estimate he has made of the number of trainee probation officers who are expected to graduate in (a) 2009 and (b) 2010 without an offer of a full-time permanent job as a probation officer.
(300849)
985
Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland & Melton): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what provisions have been made within the design specifications for new-build prisons to encourage the more effective management of visitors, including families and children.
(300853)
986
Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland & Melton): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what provisions have been made within the design specifications for new-build prisons to improve the safety of (a) prison officers and (b) prisoners.
(300854)
987
Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland & Melton): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what provisions have been made within the design specifications for new-build prisons to improve staff visibility inside prisons.
(300855)
988
Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland & Melton): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what provisions have been made within the design specifications for new-build prisons to improve prison security.
(300856)
989
Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland & Melton): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what provisions have been made within the design specifications for new-build prisons to reduce the incidence of violence.
(300857)
990
Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland & Melton): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what provisions have been made within the design specifications for new-build prisons to discourage the hiding of contraband.
(300858)
991
Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland & Melton): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will publish the design principles and specifications used for new-build prisons.
(300859)
992
Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland & Melton): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what provisions have been made within the design specifications for new-build prisons to reduce the incidence of prisoner suicide.
(300869)
993
Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland & Melton): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether his Department produces prison performance tables with more precise rankings, data and detail than the Prison Quarterly Ratings published on his Departmental website.
(300945)
994
Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland & Melton): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the cost to his Department was of dispensing methadone prescriptions in prisons in England and Wales in each of the last five years.
(300946)
995
Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland & Melton): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether the recent inquiry into the inappropriate transfer of prisoners between HM Prison Pentonville and HM Prison Wandsworth has considered whether staff should be dismissed; and if he will make a statement.
(300947)
996
Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland & Melton): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what progress he has made in establishing the extent of the practice of transfering prisoners prior to official inspections across the prison estate in England and Wales.
(300948)
997
Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland & Melton): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what progress he has made in determining the motivation behind the recent transfer of prisoners prior to inspection reports; and what steps his Department is taking to prevent this happening in future.
(300949)
998
Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland & Melton): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the effect on the operation of HMP Liverpool of the prison officers strike at that prison on 17 and 18 November 2009.
(300950)
999
Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland & Melton): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when he expects to publish the report into transfer of prisoners from HM Prison Brixton prior to inspections or security audits.
(300951)
1000
Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland & Melton): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what progress he has made in the implementation of the recommendations of the Corston Report on women with paritcular vulnerabilities in the criminal justice system.
(300952)
1001
Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland & Melton): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many female prisoners were held (a) under 30, (b) under 50, (c) under 100 and (d) over 100 miles from their home in each of the last 10 years.
(300953)
1002
Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland & Melton): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many internal audits of mandatory drug testing have been carried out in each of the last two years; and if he will publish them.
(300954)
1003
Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland & Melton): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, which individual was responsible for the C-NOMIS database project up until October 2007.
(300955)
1004
Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland & Melton): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what financial management and oversight there was in respect of the C-NOMIS database project up to October 2007.
(300956)
1005
Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland & Melton): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking against officials in his Department for not following Government procurement procedures in respect of the C-NOMIS database project.
(300957)
1006
Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland & Melton): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether any officials of his Department who were working on the C-NOMIS database project up until October 2008 have since moved to private organisations who have won contracts from his Department in respect of the C-NOMIS project.
(300958)
1007
Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland & Melton): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate the C-NOMIS database project board had made of the cost of the project in the period up to October 2007.
(300959)
1008
Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland & Melton): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when he expects the Government to respond to the report of the Public Accounts Committee on the C-NOMIS database project, published on 2 November 2009.
(300960)
1009
Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland & Melton): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to improve the information and technology systems available to the probation service given that the C-NOMIS database will no longer be available to them.
(300961)
1010
Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland & Melton): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the Answer to the hon. Member for Harborough of 11 November 2009, Official Report, columns 487-88W, on prisoners' release, how many of the 192 prisoners released in error since 2005 remain at large; for how long they have been at large; what estimate he has made of the number of reoffences they have committed after release; and of what nature.
(301007)
1011
Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland & Melton): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) category A prisoners and (b) prisoners categorised as at risk of attempting to escape held at HM Prison Brixton were moved prior to a security audit or inspection in each of the last five years.
(301231)
1012
Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much the National Offender Management Scheme spent on consultants in (a) 2004-05, (b) 2005-06 and (c) 2006-07.
(300262)
1013
Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the estimated outurn of each probation area budget for financial year 2010-11 was at the time the budgets were set; and what his most recent estimate is.
(300263)
1014
Damian Green (Ashford): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many foreign national prisoners were detained in open prisons on 30 October 2009.
(301395)
1015
Damian Green (Ashford): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many foreign nationals of each nationality were held in prison for each offence on 30 October 2009.
(301396)
1016
Damian Green (Ashford): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the budget is for legal aid in respect of the asylum system in 2009-10.
(301397)
1017
David Howarth (Cambridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether officials employed by or seconded to the head office of the National Offender Management Service have authority to advise or instruct probation staff to alter supervision plans in individual cases.
(300232)
1018
David Howarth (Cambridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, in what circumstances staff employed by or seconded to the head office of the National Offender Management Service contact probation staff in relation to the supervision of individual cases.
(300233)
1019
David Howarth (Cambridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether intelligence received about individual offenders by senior managers in probation areas is regularly passed on to supervisors.
(300234)
1020
David Howarth (Cambridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what plans his Department has for the future funding of community justice courts.
(300251)
1021
David Howarth (Cambridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many social worker posts there are in young offender institutions; and how many such posts are vacant.
(300252)
1022
David Howarth (Cambridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many children aged between (a) 10 and 14 and (b) 15 and 17 years were in custody on (i) the latest date for which figures are available and (ii) the equivalent date in each of the last five years.
(300253)
1023
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much was spent on administering criminal injury compensation in the last 12 month period for which information is available.
(301560)
1024
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much criminal injury compensation was paid by (a) the Government and (b) convicted criminals in the latest period for which figures are available.
(301561)
1025
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) Ministers and (b) civil servants from his Department will be attending the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen in an official capacity.
(300890)
1026
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the estimated capital cost is of building each of the 1,500 place prisons his Department has proposed as an alternative to Titan prisons.
(300730)
1027
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the (a) longest, (b) average and (c) shortest waiting period for entry into a domestic violence perpetrator programme was in each probation area in each year since such programmes were introduced.
(300757)
1028
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of jobs advertised by his Department in the last 12 months were online only applications; and what provision his Department makes for those wishing to apply for jobs in his Department who do not have access to the internet.
(301537)
1029
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether the staff of the Legal Complaints Service (LCS) will have the right to move to the Office for Legal Complaints (OLC) under transfer of undertakings, protection of employment regulations when the work of the LCS is tranferred to the OLC.
(301417)
1030
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will reject any proposals to introduce a victims' surcharge for fixed penalties and on the spot fines; and if he will make a statement.
(300468)
1031
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the Answer of 4 November 2009, Official Report, columns 1025-6W, on secure accommodation: young offender institutions, for what reasons value added tax is not included within the figures.
(300709)
1032
N
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, which youth offending teams were assessed as requiring significant improvement at their most recent inspections.
(301044)
1033
N
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much funding has been received by each youth offending team in each of the last three years; how much such funding each such team will receive in the next three years; and what formula is used to calculate allocations to such teams.
(301045)
1034
N
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people aged 18 years or under and resident in each local authority area were placed in a (a) young offender institution, (b) secure children's home and (c) secure training centre in each year since 1997.
(301046)
1035
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what criteria he uses to determine the effectiveness of youth offending teams.
(301267)
1036
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, for what reasons some youth offending teams represent more than one local authority.
(301298)
1037
John Mason (Glasgow East): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what (a) bonuses and (b) incentives have been paid to (i) consultants and (ii) contractors engaged by his Department in each of the last three years.
(300655)
1038
John Mason (Glasgow East): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what (a) bonuses and (b) incentives have been paid to (i) consultants and (ii) contractors engaged by executive agencies and non-departmental public bodies for which his Department is responsible in each of the last three years.
(300656)
1039
John Penrose (Weston-Super-Mare): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people have been found guilty of offences of drug (a) possession and (b) dealing in Avon and Somerset in each year since 1997.
(300748)
1040
Andrew Selous (South West Bedfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of staff of his Department, its executive agencies and non-departmental public bodies work flexibly or part-time; and what his Department's policy is on making jobs available on a job-share or flexible basis.
(301329)
1041
Ian Stewart (Eccles): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what contracts his Department has with private hire taxi companies; and what expenditure his Department has incurred against each such contract in each of the last three years.
(300830)
1042
Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prison places are available at each prison serving the Greater Manchester area when at full capacity; and how many prisoners were serving sentences at each such prison on the latest date for which figures are available.
(300817)
1043
Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners sentenced to serve an indeterminate sentence for public protection were over tariff (a) having had a parole hearing and (b) not yet having had a parole hearing on the most recent date for which figures are available.
(300818)
1044
Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many cases involving prisoners serving indeterminate sentences for public protection processed by the Parole Board were (a) resolved, (b) deferred or adjourned at the hearing and (c) deferred or cancelled at the pre-hearing stage in each month in each of the last five years.
(300819)
1045
N
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many drivers convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs in each police authority area in each year since 1999 had previous convictions for the same offence.
(301034)
1046
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the proportion of (a) lamb, (b) beef, (c) chicken, (d) pork, (e) turkey, (f) other meats, (g) vegetables and (h) fruit procured by his Department that was produced in the UK in the latest period for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
(300191)
1047
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many Christmas parties his Department plans to host in 2009; what has been budgeted for each such reception; what estimate he has made of the proportion of (a) lamb, (b) beef, (c) chicken, (d) pork, (e) turkey, (f) other meats, (g) vegetables, (h) fruit and (i) alcohol to be served at each such function which is produced in the UK; and if he will make a statement.
(300870)
1048
Pete Wishart (Perth and North Perthshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what expenditure his Department and its agencies have incurred on external legal advice and representation in each year since his Department was established; and for what purposes such professional services have been commissioned.
(300582)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
1049
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, which (a) individuals other than Ministerial colleagues and officials of his Department and (b) organisations he met in an official capacity in the week commencing 9 November 2009.
(301160)
1050
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what estimate he has made of the cost to his Department of providing official cars for the use of (a) Ministers and (b) officials in the last 12 months.
(301185)
1051
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, on what date he last travelled by train in the course of his official duties.
(301199)
1052
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many allegations of victimisation for whistleblowing have been made to his Department by its staff since 6 June 2006.
(301496)
1053
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what assets of his Department are planned to be sold in each year from 2009-10 to 2013-14; what the (a) description and (b) book value of each such asset is; what the expected revenue from each such sale is; and if he will make a statement.
(300206)
1054
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many staff in his Department received bonus payments in (a) 2007-08 and (b) 2008-09; what proportion of the total work force they represented; what the total amount of bonuses paid was; what the largest single payment was; and if he will make a statement.
(300892)
1055
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what efficiency savings projects (a) his Department and (b) its agencies put in place under the Operational Efficiency Programme; on what date each such project was initiated; how much each such project was expected to contribute to departmental savings; how much had been saved through each such project on the latest date for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
(300930)
1056
N
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many police stations in Northern Ireland have closed permanently in the last four years; and how many police personnel posts have been freed for other duties as a result of such closures in the same period.
(300458)
1057
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many (a) Ministers and (b) civil servants from his Department will be attending the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen in an official capacity.
(301032)
1058
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what proportion of jobs advertised by his Department in the last 12 months were online only applications; and what provision his Department makes for those wishing to apply for jobs in his Department who do not have access to the internet.
(301536)
1059
Mr Eddie McGrady (South Down): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what his most recent estimate is of the cost under each budget heading of implementing his Department's proposals for devolution of policing and justice powers in Northern Ireland.
(300911)
1060
John Mason (Glasgow East): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what (a) bonuses and (b) incentives have been paid to (i) consultants and (ii) contractors engaged by his Department in each of the last three years.
(300645)
1061
John Mason (Glasgow East): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what (a) bonuses and (b) incentives have been paid to (i) consultants and (ii) contractors engaged by executive agencies and non-departmental public bodies for which his Department is responsible in each of the last three years.
(300646)
1062
Andrew Selous (South West Bedfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many and what proportion of staff of his Department, its executive agencies and non-departmental public bodies work flexibly or part-time; and what his Department's policy is on making jobs available on a job-share or flexible basis.
(301330)
1063
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much his Department has spent on (a) cut flowers and (b) pot plants in 2008-09.
(301014)
1064
Ian Stewart (Eccles): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what contracts his Department has with private hire taxi companies; and what expenditure his Department has incurred against each such contract in each of the last three years.
(300838)
1065
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what estimate he has made of the proportion of (a) lamb, (b) beef, (c) chicken, (d) pork, (e) turkey, (f) other meats, (g) vegetables and (h) fruit procured by his Department that was produced in the UK in the latest period for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
(300183)
1066
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many Christmas parties his Department plans to host in 2009; what has been budgeted for each such reception; what estimate he has made of the proportion of (a) lamb, (b) beef, (c) chicken, (d) pork, (e) turkey, (f) other meats, (g) vegetables, (h) fruit and (i) alcohol to be served at each such function which is produced in the UK; and if he will make a statement.
(300868)
Questions to the Minister for the Olympics
1067
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Minister for the Olympics, what efficiency savings projects her Office put in place under the Operational Efficiency Programme; on what date each such project was initiated; how much each such project was expected to contribute to the Office's savings; how much had been saved through each such project on the latest date for which figures are available; and if she will make a statement.
(300936)
1068
Patrick Mercer (Newark): To ask the Minister for the Olympics, what funding her Office has allocated to third sector organisations to develop their sporting facilities as part of the plans for the legacy from the London 2012 Olympics; and if she will make a statement.
(300321)
1069
Patrick Mercer (Newark): To ask the Minister for the Olympics, what proportion of the £9.325 billion public sector funding package for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games has been spent since 2005-06.
(301017)
1070
N
Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent): To ask the Minister for the Olympics, which community projects have received direct funding from the Olympic Lottery Distribution since its inception.
(300215)
1071
N
Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent): To ask the Minister for the Olympics, whether the Government Olympic Executive has held discussions with the London Development Agency on altering the terms of the Memorandum of Understanding signed between her and the former Mayor of London; and if she will make a statement.
(300216)
1072
Pete Wishart (Perth and North Perthshire): To ask the Minister for the Olympics, what the (a) cost and (b) purpose was of legal (i) representation and (ii) advice sought by her Department and its agencies in each year since May 1997.
(300372)
Questions to the Prime Minister
1073
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Prime Minister, which (a) individuals other than Ministerial colleagues and officials of his Office and (b) organisations he met in an official capacity in the week commencing 9 November 2009.
(301170)
1074
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Prime Minister, on what date he last travelled by train in the course of his official duties.
(301191)
1075
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Prime Minister, for what reasons legislation to implement the recommendations of the Committee on Standards in Public Life on hon. Members' expenses and allowances was not included in the Government's legislative programme announced in the Queen's Speech.
(301056)
1076
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham): To ask the Prime Minister, what his policy is on the role of the UK in the Commonwealth.
(301098)
1077
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham): To ask the Prime Minister, what bilateral meetings he plans to hold during the 2009 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Trinidad and Tobago.
(301099)
1078
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham): To ask the Prime Minister, how many civil servants he expects to accompany him to the 2009 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Trinidad and Tobago.
(301100)
1079
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham): To ask the Prime Minister, which Ministers accompanied him to the 2007 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Uganda.
(301101)
1080
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham): To ask the Prime Minister, how many civil servants accompanied him to the 2007 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Uganda.
(301102)
1081
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham): To ask the Prime Minister, which Ministers he expects to accompany him to the 2009 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Trinidad and Tobago.
(301103)
1082
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham): To ask the Prime Minister, what objectives he has set for the outcome of the 2009 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Trinidad and Tobago.
(301104)
1083
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire): To ask the Prime Minister, how many Christmas parties his Office plans to host in 2009; what has been budgeted for each such reception; what estimate he has made of the proportion of (a) lamb, (b) beef, (c) chicken, (d) pork, (e) turkey, (f) other meats, (g) vegetables, (h) fruit and (i) alcohol to be served at each such function which is produced in the UK; and if he will make a statement.
(300862)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Scotland
1084
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, which (a) individuals other than Ministerial colleagues and officials of his Department and (b) organisations he met in an official capacity in the week commencing 9 November 2009.
(301153)
1085
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what estimate he has made of the cost to his Department of providing official cars for the use of (a) Ministers and (b) officials in the last 12 months.
(301177)
1086
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, on what date he last travelled by train in the course of his official duties.
(301193)
1087
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many allegations of victimisation for whistleblowing have been made to his Department by its staff since 6 June 2006.
(301562)
1088
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many staff in his Department received bonus payments in each of the last five years for which information is available; what proportion of his Department's workforce they represented in each year; what the total amount of bonuses paid was in each year; what the largest single payment was; and if he will make a statement.
(300378)
1089
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what efficiency savings projects his Department put in place under the Operational Efficiency Programme; on what date each such project was initiated; how much each such project was expected to contribute to departmental savings; how much had been saved through each such project on the latest date for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
(300938)
1090
N
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many domestic flights within Great Britain officials from his Department took in an official capacity in 2008-09; and at what cost to the public purse such flights were taken.
(300420)
1091
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what proportion of jobs advertised by his Department in the last 12 months were online only applications; and what provision his Department makes for those wishing to apply for jobs in his Department who do not have access to the internet.
(301535)
1092
John Mason (Glasgow East): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what (a) bonuses and (b) incentives have been paid to (i) consultants and (ii) contractors engaged by his Department in each of the last three years.
(300735)
1093
Andrew Selous (South West Bedfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many and what proportion of staff of (a) his Department and (b) the Advocate General's Office work flexibly or part-time; and what his Department's policy is on making jobs available on a job-share or flexible basis.
(301341)
1094
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how much his Department spent on (a) purchasing and (b) operating (i) Blackberrys and (ii) other mobile telephones in 2006 to 2009.
(300460)
1095
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what the (a) energy rating and (b) energy band of each building occupied by his Department was in each of the last three years.
(300520)
1096
Ian Stewart (Eccles): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what contracts his Department has with private hire taxi companies; and what expenditure his Department has incurred against each such contract in each of the last three years.
(300835)
1097
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on the level of economic inactivity in Scotland.
(300318)
1098
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what estimate he has made of the proportion of (a) lamb, (b) beef, (c) chicken, (d) pork, (e) turkey, (f) other meats, (g) vegetables and (h) fruit procured by his Department that was produced in the UK in the latest period for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
(300174)
1099
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many Christmas parties his Department plans to host in 2009; what has been budgeted for each such reception; what estimate he has made of the proportion of (a) lamb, (b) beef, (c) chicken, (d) pork, (e) turkey, (f) other meats, (g) vegetables, (h) fruit and (i) alcohol to be served at each such function which is produced in the UK; and if he will make a statement.
(300867)
Questions to the Solicitor General
1100
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Solicitor General, what assets of the Law Officers' Departments are planned to be sold in each year from 2009-10 to 2013-14; what the (a) description and (b) book value of each such asset is; what the expected revenue from each such sale is; and if she will make a statement.
(300207)
1101
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Solicitor General, how many staff in the Law Officers' Departments received bonus payments in each of the last five years for which information is available; what proportion of the total workforce they represented; what the total amount of bonuses paid was; what the largest single payment was; and if she will make a statement.
(300379)
1102
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Solicitor General, what efficiency savings projects the Law Officers' Departments put in place under the Operational Efficiency Programme; on what date each such project was initiated; how much each such project was expected to contribute to Departmental savings; how much had been saved through each such project on the latest date for which figures are available; and if she will make a statement.
(300939)
1103
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey): To ask the Solicitor General, how many domestic flights within Great Britain officials from the Law Officers' Departments took in an official capacity in 2008-09; and at what cost to the public purse such flights were taken.
(300396)
1104
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey): To ask the Solicitor General, how many (a) Ministers and (b) civil servants from the Law Officers' Departments will be attending the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen in an official capacity.
(300987)
1105
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh): To ask the Solicitor General, what recent progress has been made on national implementation of integrated prosecution teams.
(300729)
1106
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh): To ask the Solicitor General, if she will make an assessment of the effectiveness of the co-ordination of arrangements for the prosecution of cases of fraud.
(300756)
Questions to the honourable Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission
1107
Mrs Eleanor Laing (Epping Forest): To ask the honourable Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, whether the Electoral Commission has provided guidance to electoral registration officers in local authorities on the storage of electoral records.
(300736)
Questions to the Minister of State, Department for Transport
1108
Mr Richard Bacon (South Norfolk): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what recent steps his Department has taken to direct train operating companies to offer passengers the option of purchasing multiple tickets for their journeys.
(300530)
1109
Mr Richard Bacon (South Norfolk): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what recent steps his Department has taken to direct train operating companies to offer passengers the cheapest possible fare for their journeys, irrespective of the number of tickets required to obtain such a fare.
(300531)
1110
Mr Richard Bacon (South Norfolk): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what recent steps his Department has taken to raise awareness among rail passengers of the financial benefits of purchasing multiple tickets for the same journey.
(300532)
1111
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what estimate he has made of the additional cost per vehicle of the proposed new Intercity Express trains which is directly attributable to the inclusion of a bi-mode capacity, as compared to an electric train operating with a diesel engine coupled for non-electrified sections of track.
(301146)
1112
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, how much space will be allocated per seated passenger in (a) standard and (b) first class on the new Intercity Express trains; and how it compares with space allocations on existing rolling stock operating on the East Coast Main Line.
(301149)
1113
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, which (a) individuals other than Ministerial colleagues and officials of his Department and (b) organisations he met in an official capacity in the week commencing 9 November 2009.
(301161)
1114
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what estimate he has made of the cost to his Department of providing official cars for the use of (a) Ministers and (b) officials in the last 12 months.
(301182)
1115
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, on what date he last travelled by train in the course of his official duties.
(301200)
1116
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what recent estimate he has made of the cost of refurbishing existing rolling stock on the East Coast Main Line to enable it to be used (a) up to and (b) beyond 2019.
(301211)
1117
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what estimate he has made of the fuel consumption of the proposed bi-mode Intercity Express train per mile when running (a) under the wires and (b) on diesel; and what percentage of fuel consumed when running under the wires will be attributable to the transportation of the vehicle itself.
(301212)
1118
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what the average number of passengers on internal flights within Great Britain in the last period for which figures are available is, expressed (a) in passenger numbers and (b) as a percentage of passenger carrying capacity.
(301286)
1119
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, how many internal flights there were in Great Britain 2008; and what estimate he has made of the overall number of passengers who travelled on such flights.
(301287)
1120
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, how much aviation fuel he estimates has been used in the UK in each year since 1997.
(301288)
1121
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what the real terms cost of travelling by air was in each year since 1997, taking 1997 as the baseline.
(301289)
1122
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what percentage of and how many passengers using (a) Heathrow Airport and (b) Gatwick Airport were in transit (i) between domestic and international flights and (ii) between international flights in the last 12 month period for which figures are available.
(301290)
1123
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what percentage of journeys made to (a) Gatwick, (b) Heathrow, (c) Stansted and (d) Luton airports were made by (i) train, (ii) bus and (iii) other road vehicles in the last 12 months for which figures are available.
(301291)
1124
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what recent reports he has received of (a) incidents involving the contamination of aircraft cabin air supply by fumes from engine lubricants and (b) the commercial aircraft types which have experienced a contamination of the cabin air supply from the fumes of engine lubricants.
(301292)
1125
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, how many traffic accidents involving cyclists were recorded in each constituency in England in each of the last five years.
(301293)
1126
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what the cost to the public purse of subsidising bus services was in each year since 1997.
(301294)
1127
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what the average level of carbon dioxide emissions in grammes per kilometre was for (a) new and (b) all cars in (i) the UK and (ii) each other EU member state in each year since 1997.
(301295)
1128
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what percentage change there has been in the average level of fuel efficiency of cars sold in the UK in each year since 1997.
(301296)
1129
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what the average mileage of a car in England was in each year since 1997.
(301297)
1130
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, how many allegations of victimisation for whistleblowing have been made to his Department by its staff since 6 June 2006.
(301495)
1131
Miss Anne Begg (Aberdeen South): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, when the draft Air Accident Investigation Branch report on the Etap field helicopter incident will be with the statutory recipients; and when he expects to publish the final version.
(301114)
1132
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what assets of his Department are planned to be sold in each year from 2009-10 to 2013-14; what the (a) description and (b) book value of each such asset is; what the expected revenue from each such sale is; and if he will make a statement.
(300208)
1133
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, how many staff in his Department received bonus payments in 2008-09; what proportion of the total workforce they represented; what the total amount of bonuses paid was; what the largest single payment was; and if he will make a statement.
(300566)
1134
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what efficiency savings projects (a) his Department and (b) its agencies put in place under the Operational Efficiency Programme; on what date each such project was initiated; how much each such project was expected to contribute to Departmental savings; how much had been saved through each such project on the latest date for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
(300941)
1135
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, with reference to the Written Ministerial Statement of 19 June 2009, Official Report, columns 39-40WS, on rail accidents (Grayrigg and Potters Bar), when he expects an inquest into the Potters Bar derailment to take place.
(301147)
1136
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what level of Government subsidy has been available to each train operator in each of the last five years.
(300497)
1137
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, how much Network Rail has spent on consultants in each year since the company was placed in the public sector.
(300498)
1138
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what discussions he has had with train operating companies on proposals that they take control of the railway network from Network Rail.
(301226)
1139
N
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what proposals his Department has issued on making metric measurements mandatory on road signs warning of or imposing height restrictions; and what the (a) status of and (b) evidential basis for such proposals is.
(300974)
1140
N
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what information his Department holds on the nature of the signage in place at locations where vehicles have struck bridges.
(300977)
1141
N
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what research has been (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated by his Department on the adequacy of the signage in place at locations where vehicles have struck bridges; and whether any such research has been taken into account in the formulation of proposals to make metric measurements mandatory on road signs warning of or imposing height restrictions.
(300978)
1142
N
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, how many domestic flights within Great Britain officials from his Department took in an official capacity in 2008-09; and at what cost to the public purse such flights were taken.
(300421)
1143
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, how many (a) Ministers and (b) civil servants from his Department will be attending the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen in an official capacity.
(300986)
1144
Mark Hunter (Cheadle): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what timetable his Department plans for the distribution of new funding for station improvements to Stockport railway station.
(301075)
1145
Mark Hunter (Cheadle): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what proportion of the new £50 million allocated for station improvements will be allocated to Stockport railway station.
(301076)
1146
Mark Hunter (Cheadle): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what proportion of the new £50 million allocated for station improvements will be allocated to Cheadle Hulme railway station.
(301077)
1147
Mark Hunter (Cheadle): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what recent assessment his Department has made of the case for improvements to Cheadle Hulme railway station.
(301078)
1148
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what proportion of jobs advertised by his Department in the last 12 months were online only applications; and what provision his Department makes for those wishing to apply for jobs in his Department who do not have access to the internet.
(301534)
1149
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what steps his Department has taken to ensure that the matrix signs over motorways are as up to date as possible; and if he will make a statement.
(300470)
1150
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, how much his Department has spent on advertising the purpose of driver location signs; and what assessment he has made of the public awareness of such signs.
(300471)
1151
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, how many vehicles have been given away by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency as prizes for motorists taxing their vehicles online in (a) 2009 to date and (b) the previous three calendar years; what has been the cost to the public purse of these prizes; and for what reasons such gifts are assessed to be necessary.
(300474)
1152
Mrs Eleanor Laing (Epping Forest): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what statutory basis there is for the use of the Automatic Number Plate Recognition technology.
(300513)
1153
Mrs Eleanor Laing (Epping Forest): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the governance system of the use of the Automatic Number Plate Recognition system.
(300514)
1154
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the incidence of alcohol-related violent, anti-social behaviour on buses in (a) Milton Keynes and (b) the South East.
(300274)
1155
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, whether his Department has made a recent assessment of the level of violence and abusive behaviour on public transport in (a) Milton Keynes and (b) the South East.
(300275)
1156
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to encourage the use of electric vehicles in Milton Keynes.
(300544)
1157
N
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, with reference to the Answer of 5 November 2009, Official Report, column 1103W, on railways: franchises, in which dispute in October 2006 the Department made a payment; and what the monetary value was of the payment.
(300508)
1158
N
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what the (a) average and (b) highest non-consolidated performance related payment was in cash terms for senior civil servants in his Department in each of the last five years.
(300509)
1159
John Mason (Glasgow East): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what (a) bonuses and (b) incentives have been paid to (i) consultants and (ii) contractors engaged by his Department in each of the last three years.
(300629)
1160
John Mason (Glasgow East): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what (a) bonuses and (b) incentives have been paid to (i) consultants and (ii) contractors engaged by executive agencies and non-departmental public bodies for which his Department is responsible in each of the last three years.
(300630)
1161
N
Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, if he will publish the report commissioned by his Department from Oliver Wyman on the use of Stratford as a Eurostar station after 2012.
(300218)
1162
Bob Russell (Colchester): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, when he plans to implement the recommendations made by the review of class (a) two and (b) three powered wheelchairs and powered scooters.
(300702)
1163
Bob Russell (Colchester): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, if he will commission an inquiry into the number of deaths and serious injuries resulting from accidents involving powered wheelchairs and powered scooters; and if he will make a statement.
(300703)
1164
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what guidance his Department issues to local authorities on the siting of pedestrian crossings.
(300221)
1165
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of road crossing regulations in ensuring the safety of blind and partially-sighted pedestrians.
(300222)
1166
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what account his Department takes of local authorities' growth point status when determining the level of funding for new railway infrastructure.
(300317)
1167
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what guidance his Department gives to local authorities seeking to reduce their expenditure on concessionary bus fares.
(301079)
1168
N
Andrew Selous (South West Bedfordshire): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what estimate he has made of the costs (a) to date and (b) by the end of the 2009-10 financial year of preparing the A5-M1 link.
(300620)
1169
Andrew Selous (South West Bedfordshire): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, how many and what proportion of staff of his Department, its executive agencies and non-departmental public bodies work flexibly or part-time; and what his Department's policy is on making jobs available on a job-share or flexible basis.
(301331)
1170
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, how many officials of (a) his Department and (b) its agencies have (i) been reprimanded, (ii) had their contract of employment terminated and (iii) been prosecuted for theft of departmental property in each of the last three years; and what items were stolen in each case.
(300968)
1171
N
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, when he expects the platforms formerly used for Eurostar services to Waterloo to come back into use.
(300345)
1172
N
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, how many of the 1,300 extra carriages referred to in the Government's Rail White Paper of July 2007 have been ordered; and on which lines they will be operating.
(300346)
1173
N
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, how many of the 1,300 extra carriages referred to in the Government's Rail White Paper published in July 2007 are in operation on the network; and on which lines they are operating.
(300347)
1174
N
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, when he expects to issue the rolling stock statement which the Secretary of State indicated in July would be published in the Autumn of this year; and whether this statement will cover both the Intercity Express programme and the 1,300 extra carriages referred to in the Government's Rail White Paper of July 2007.
(300348)
1175
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, whether the funding for the station improvements referred to in his announcement on 17 November is to come from the National Station Improvement Programme.
(300541)
1176
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, on which rail networks Integrated Transport Smartcard Organisation ticket systems are in use.
(300738)
1177
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, which rail franchises include mandatory provisions for introducing Integrated Transport Smartcard Organisation-compliant ticket systems; and when such a system is to be implemented under the terms of each franchise.
(300739)
1178
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, on what date he expects the first of the new carriages for the Thameslink line to be in operation.
(300740)
1179
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, whether he plans to seek advice from the European Commission on his Department's decision on whether to approve proposals on the relaxation of restrictions on the use of the Liverpool cruise terminal.
(300743)
1180
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what the cost to date was of the Hindhead Tunnel project on the latest date figures are available; and what his most recent estimate is of the total cost of that project.
(300744)
1181
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, whether he has plans to seek to mitigate the environmental impact of the use of roads passing close to Stonehenge.
(300745)
1182
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what estimate he has made of the proportion of (a) lamb, (b) beef, (c) chicken, (d) pork, (e) turkey, (f) other meats, (g) vegetables and (h) fruit procured by his Department that was produced in the UK in the latest period for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
(300175)
1183
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, how many Christmas parties his Department plans to host in 2009; what has been budgeted for each such reception; what estimate he has made of the proportion of (a) lamb, (b) beef, (c) chicken, (d) pork, (e) turkey, (f) other meats, (g) vegetables, (h) fruit and (i) alcohol to be served at each such function which is produced in the UK; and if he will make a statement.
(300866)
1184
N
Mr David Winnick (Walsall North): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, whether the chief executive of the Highways Agency plans to visit residents of the parts of Walsall borough affected by works on the M6 when he visits the sites in the borough where work is being undertaken.
(300244)
1185
N
Mr David Winnick (Walsall North): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, with reference to the letter of 13 November 2009, from the Chief Executive of the Highways Agency to the hon. Member for Walsall North, on what date the Chief Executive plans to visit Walsall to inspect the work being undertaken on the M6.
(300683)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Wales
1186
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, which (a) individuals other than Ministerial colleagues and officials of his Department and (b) organisations he met in an official capacity in the week commencing 9 November 2009.
(301157)
1187
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what estimate he has made of the cost to his Department of providing official cars for the use of (a) Ministers and (b) officials in the last 12 months.
(301179)
1188
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, on what date he last travelled by train in the course of his official duties.
(301196)
1189
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many allegations of victimisation for whistleblowing have been made to his Department by its staff since 6 June 2006.
(301499)
1190
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many staff in his Department received bonus payments in 2008-09; what proportion of the total workforce they represented; what the total amount of bonuses paid was; what the largest single payment was; and if he will make a statement.
(300569)
1191
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what efficiency savings projects his Department put in place under the Operational Efficiency Programme; on what date each such project was initiated; how much each such project was expected to contribute to Departmental savings; how much had been saved through each such project on the latest date for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
(300942)
1192
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many (a) Ministers and (b) civil servants from his Department will be attending the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen in an official capacity.
(300914)
1193
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many domestic flights within Great Britain officials of his Department took in an official capacity in 2008-09; and at what cost to the public purse.
(300970)
1194
John Mason (Glasgow East): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what (a) bonuses and (b) incentives have been paid to (i) consultants and (ii) contractors engaged by his Department in each of the last three years.
(300734)
1195
Andrew Selous (South West Bedfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many and what proportion of staff of his Department work flexibly or part-time; and what his Department's policy is on making jobs available on a job-share or flexible basis.
(301333)
1196
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many of his Department's officials have (a) been reprimanded, (b) had their contract of employment terminated and (c) been prosecuted for theft of departmental property in each of the last three years; and what items were stolen in each case.
(300966)
1197
Ian Stewart (Eccles): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what contracts his Department has with private hire taxi companies; and what expenditure his Department has incurred against each such contract in each of the last three years.
(300836)
1198
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what estimate he has made of the proportion of (a) lamb, (b) beef, (c) chicken, (d) pork, (e) turkey, (f) other meats, (g) vegetables and (h) fruit procured by his Department that was produced in the UK in the latest period for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
(300177)
1199
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many Christmas parties his Department plans to host in 2009; what has been budgeted for each such reception; what estimate he has made of the proportion of (a) lamb, (b) beef, (c) chicken, (d) pork, (e) turkey, (f) other meats, (g) vegetables, (h) fruit and (i) alcohol to be served at each such function which is produced in the UK; and if he will make a statement.
(300864)
Questions to the Minister for Women and Equality
1200
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Minister for Women and Equality, how many staff in the Government Equalities Office received bonus payments in 2008-09; what proportion of the total workforce they represented; what the total amount of bonuses paid was; what the largest single payment was; and if she will make a statement.
(300568)
1201
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Minister for Women and Equality, what efficiency savings projects the Government Equalities Office put in place under the Operational Efficiency Programme; on what date each such project was initiated; how much each such project was expected to contribute to the Office's savings; how much had been saved through each such project on the latest date for which figures are available; and if she will make a statement.
(300943)
1202
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire): To ask the Minister for Women and Equality, what expenditure the Government Equalities Office incurred on hotel accommodation in 2008-09.
(301389)
1203
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire): To ask the Minister for Women and Equality, what the cost of provision of Government cars to special advisers in the Government Equalities Office was in the last 12 months.
(301392)
1204
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire): To ask the Minister for Women and Equality, how many first-class flights were taken by each Minister in the Government Equalities Office in 2008-09; and what the (a) origin, (b) destination and (c) cost was of each such flight.
(301408)
1205
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey): To ask the Minister for Women and Equality, how many (a) Ministers and (b) civil servants from the Government Equalities Office will be attending the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen in an official capacity.
(300915)
1206
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey): To ask the Minister for Women and Equality, how many domestic flights within Great Britain officials from the Government Equalities Office took in an official capacity in 2008-09; and at what cost to the public purse.
(300971)
1207
Andrew Selous (South West Bedfordshire): To ask the Minister for Women and Equality, how many and what proportion of staff of the Government Equalities Office work flexibly or part-time; and what her Office's policy is on making jobs available on a job-share or flexible basis.
(301342)
1208
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Minister for Women and Equality, what training sessions were attended by (a) Ministers and (b) special advisers in the Government Equality Office at public expense in each of the last three years.
(301368)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
1209
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, which (a) individuals other than Ministerial colleagues and officials of her Department and (b) organisations she met in an official capacity in the week commencing 9 November 2009.
(301169)
1210
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the cost to her Department of providing official cars for the use of (a) Ministers and (b) officials in the last 12 months.
(301189)
1211
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, on what date she last travelled by train in the course of her official duties.
(301209)
1212
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many Jobcentre Plus staff were employed in (a) Sussex and (b) the South East in each of the last 10 years.
(301276)
1213
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average duration of a jobseeker's allowance claim was in each local authority area in the South East in each of the last (a) 12 months and (b) five years.
(301277)
1214
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people aged between 16 and 24 resident in (a) Lewes constituency and (b) the South East have claimed jobseeker's allowance for over (i) six and (ii) 12 months in each of the last 24 months for which figures are available.
(301285)
1215
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many allegations of victimisation for whistleblowing have been made to her Department by its staff since 6 June 2006.
(301490)
1216
Miss Anne Begg (Aberdeen South): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people who have applied for employment and support allowance (ESA) with myalgic encephalopathy alone as their diagnosis have been refused ESA.
(301109)
1217
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assets of her Department are planned to be sold in each year from 2009-10 to 2013-14; what the (a) description and (b) book value of each such asset is; what the expected revenue from each such sale is; and if she will make a statement.
(300376)
1218
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many staff in her Department received bonus payments in 2008-09; what proportion of the total workforce they represented; what the total amount of bonuses paid was; what the largest single payment was; and if she will make a statement.
(300567)
1219
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what efficiency savings projects (a) her Department and (b) its agencies put in place under the Operational Efficiency Programme; on what date each such project was initiated; how much each such project was expected to contribute to Departmental savings; how much had been saved through each such project on the latest date for which figures are available; and if she will make a statement.
(300944)
1220
N
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what jobcentres she has visited since her appointment.
(300300)
1221
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of individuals undergoing a work capability assessment following an application for employment and support allowance (ESA) have been found to be (a) ineligible for ESA, (b) eligible for work-related ESA and (c) eligible for support group ESA in each quarter since the inception of that allowance; and how many and what proportion of applicants for incapacity benefit were found to be ineligible as a result of undergoing the personal capability assessment in the latest year for which figures are available.
(300388)
1222
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many children were living in poverty in a household formed by a couple in each year since 1997.
(300389)
1223
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many national insurance numbers were issued to (a) non-UK EU nationals and (b) non-EU nationals in each of the last 12 quarters for which figures are available.
(300391)
1224
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the paths followed by individuals who have failed the work capability assessment of the employment and support allowance (ESA); and what proportion of those found ineligible for ESA claimed (a) jobseeker's allowance and (b) income support in the latest period for which figures are available.
(300392)
1225
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent estimate she has made of the number of people with an income below the before housing costs poverty threshold who pay income tax.
(300393)
1226
Philip Davies (Shipley): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number of people on the trial programme to have lost benefit entitlement as a result of testing positive for drugs.
(301380)
1227
Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will commission research on the likely radius of any damage to local communities that would be caused by an explosion or other disaster following the disruption of the gas distribution pipeline by HM Prison Gartree near Market Harborough.
(300260)
1228
Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the scale of hazard to local communities presented by the gas distribution pipeline by HM Prison Gartree near Market Harborough; and if she will estimate the TNT equivalent of the explosive qualities of the gas in the pipeline.
(300261)
1229
N
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much was spent on disability premiums for (a) pension credit and (b) housing benefit for people over 65 in England in (i) 2007-08 and (ii) 2008-09.
(300397)
1230
N
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much was spent on the (a) care and (b) mobility component of (i) attendance and (ii) disability living allowance for people over 65 in England in (A) 2007-08 and (B) 2008-09.
(300398)
1231
N
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Answer to Lord Ashby of Stoke on 13 October 2009, Official Report, House of Lords, columns 112-113, on, disabled people: benefits, which benefits are included in the Government's definition of disability benefits.
(300399)
1232
N
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, which disability benefits are included in the figure of £6.1 billion quoted on page 101 of the Green Paper on Shaping the future of care together, for expenditure on the disability benefits specifically targeted at older people; and what estimate was made of the amount spent on each benefit.
(300517)
1233
N
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Answer of 11 November 2009, Official Report, columns 779-80W, on employment and support allowance, how many and what proportion of work capability assessments for claimants of employment and support allowance have been completed (a) between three and four, (b) between four and five, (c) between five and six and (d) over six months after the 13-week period from the start of their claim in the latest period for which figures are available.
(300659)
1234
David Howarth (Cambridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to reduce the time taken for the Child Support Agency to pass on to resident parents payments which are not administered by means of electronic transfer.
(300250)
1235
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many domestic flights within Great Britain officials of her Department took in an official capacity in 2008-09; and at what cost to the public purse.
(300972)
1236
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) Ministers and (b) civil servants in her Department will be attending the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen in an official capacity.
(300996)
1237
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of jobs advertised by her Department in the last 12 months were online only applications; and what provision her Department makes for those wishing to apply for jobs in her Department who do not have access to the internet.
(301540)
1238
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the (a) average and (b) highest non-consolidated performance-related payment was in cash terms for senior civil servants in her Department in each of the last five years.
(300377)
1239
John Mason (Glasgow East): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what (a) bonuses and (b) incentives have been paid to (i) consultants and (ii) contractors engaged by her Department in each of the last three years.
(300633)
1240
John Mason (Glasgow East): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what (a) bonuses and (b) incentives have been paid to (i) consultants and (ii) contractors engaged by executive agencies and non-departmental public bodies for which her Department is responsible in each of the last three years.
(300634)
1241
N
Andrew Selous (South West Bedfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people were in receipt of bereavement benefit in 2008-09; what the total amount paid was; and in what percentage of cases the benefit was subsequently reduced.
(300619)
1242
Andrew Selous (South West Bedfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of staff of her Department, its executive agencies and non-departmental public bodies work flexibly or part-time; and what her Department's policy is on making jobs available on a job-share or flexible basis.
(301334)
1243
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many officials of (a) her Department and (b) its agencies have (i) been reprimanded, (ii) had their contract of employment terminated and (iii) been prosecuted for theft of departmental property in each of the last three years; and what items were stolen in each case.
(300967)
1244
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what training sessions were attended by (a) Ministers and (b) special advisers in her Department at public expense in each of the last three years.
(301375)
1245
Ian Stewart (Eccles): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what contracts her Department has with private hire taxi companies; and what expenditure her Department has incurred against each such contract in each of the last three years.
(300841)
1246
Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many unprocessed jobseeker's allowance claims there were in each (a) region and (b) Jobcentre Plus district in each of the last six months; what the average time taken to process claims in each instance was; and if she will make a statement.
(300684)
1247
Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what research her Department has undertaken into the typical reasons why claims for employment and support allowance are withdrawn before a decision on the claim has been reached.
(300688)
1248
Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what sub-categories are used to classify the medical grounds under which claims for employment and support allowance are made; how many claimants in each (a) support group and (b) work-related activity group have claimed under each category in each of the last 12 months; and if she will make a statement.
(300689)
1249
Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many referrals were made to the Child Maintenance Options website from Jobcentre Plus in each month since July 2008; how many telephone contacts were made to the Child Maintenance Options helpline in each such month; and how many unique visits the Child Maintenance Options website received.
(300691)
1250
Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much Jobcentre Plus in each region has spent on (a) redundancies and (b) recruitment in each month since January 2009; and if she will make a statement.
(300692)
1251
Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will estimate the cost to the Exchequer of the payment of the full basic state pension to all those reaching the state retirement age in (a) 2011-12, (b) 2012-13, (c) 2013-14 and (d) 2014-15.
(300693)
1252
Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what measures have been taken by (a) her Department, (b) Jobcentre Plus, (c) the Child Maintenance Enforcement Commission (CMEC) and (d) other relevant bodies to promote the services of CMEC and to develop the information and support available through the Child Maintenance Options service to (i) parents already using the CSA and (ii) separating and new lone parents since the service became operational; and what consideration she has given to possible enhancements to the service.
(300981 )
1253
Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number of people contacting the Child Maintenance Options service who have established private maintenance arrangements; and if she will make a statement.
(300982)
1254
Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to page 12 of the Child Maintenance Enforcement Commission (CMEC) Business Plan, 2009-10, by what means the CMEC plans to collect robust and assured data on private arrangements; and if she will make a statement.
(300983)
1255
N
Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much was spent on the second state pension in 2009-10; how much such expenditure was on entitlements accrued during (a) 2008-09, (b) 2007-08 and (c) 2006-07; and if she will make a statement.
(301008)
1256
Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Answer of 18 March 2009, Official Report, column 1202W, on the child maintenance options helpline, what the equivalent figures to those provided in the Table are for each month from January 2009.
(301020)
1257
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the proportion of (a) lamb, (b) beef, (c) chicken, (d) pork, (e) turkey, (f) other meats, (g) vegetables and (h) fruit procured by her Department that was produced in the UK in the latest period for which figures are available; and if she will make a statement.
(300176)
1258
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many Christmas parties his Department plans to host in 2009; what has been budgeted for each such reception; what estimate she has made of the proportion of (a) lamb, (b) beef, (c) chicken, (d) pork, (e) turkey, (f) other meats, (g) vegetables, (h) fruit and (i) alcohol to be served at each such function which is produced in the UK; and if she will make a statement.
(300863)
1259
N
Mr David Winnick (Walsall North): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the reply from the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State of 30 September 2009, when the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission will reply to the hon. Member for Walsall North regarding a constituent.
(300617)
1260
Pete Wishart (Perth and North Perthshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what expenditure her Department and its agencies have incurred on external legal advice and representation in each year since 1997; and for what purposes such professional services have been commissioned.
(300578)
Questions to the Minister for the Cabinet Office
1261
N
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many and what proportion of young people aged between (a) 16 and 17 and (b) 18 and 24 years were unemployed in each (i) year since 1987 and (ii) of the last four quarters for which figures are available; and what estimate she has made of the number of students looking for part-time or vacation work included in those figures.
[Transferred] (300824)
1262
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent assessment she has made of levels of return migration to each country of origin.
[Transferred] (300491)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change
1263
N
Graham Stringer (Manchester, Blackley): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what steps he intends to take to ensure that boilers fired by the fuel B30K remain compliant with sections of table 12 draft Standard Assessment Procedure 2009 and cannot be switched to operate on other heating oils.
[Transferred] (300403)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
1264
Alan Simpson (Nottingham South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which animal studies of the effects of links between genetically modified foods and changes in the kidney, pancreas and spleen his Department has considered in the last two years.
[Transferred] (301227)
1265
Alan Simpson (Nottingham South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which studies of links between genetically modified corn and infertility in mice his Department has considered in the last two years; and how many genes were found by those studies to be expressed differently in the mice which were fed genetically modified corn.
[Transferred] (301228)
1266
Alan Simpson (Nottingham South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which studies of intestinal damage in animals that have been fed genetically modified foods his Department has considered in the last two years; and whether he has made an assessment of the implications for (a) proliferative cell growth and (b) intestinal immune systems in humans of the findings of those studies.
[Transferred] (301229)
1267
Alan Simpson (Nottingham South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which published scientific papers his Department has taken into account in the formulation of its policy on human consumption of genetically modified foods.
[Transferred] (301230)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
1268
Mr Stephen Crabb (Preseli Pembrokeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, in what circumstances (a) police and (b) Highways Agency traffic officers may order groups of two or more motorcyclists travelling together on public highways to (i) travel separately on the same route and (ii) take separate routes.
[Transferred] (301443)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
1269
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will estimate the tax cost of doubling the winter fuel allowance for people who have retired.
[Transferred] (301506)

 
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