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The Questions Book

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Monday 30 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 30 November 2009
(the 'Questions Book')

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Monday 30 November 2009


This paper contains only Written Questions for answer on Monday 30 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 30 November of which no previous notice has been given, see the Order Paper.

For Written and Oral Questions for answer after Monday 30 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, how many UK-based haulage companies have (a) become insolvent, (b) ceased trading for other reasons and (c) been started up in each of the last 10 years.
(302630)
2
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many miles (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department and its predecessors travelled by taxi in the course of their official duties in each year since 1997; and at what cost to the public purse in each such year.
(302712)
3
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, on what date the Secretary of State last travelled by (a) bus and (b) taxi in the course of his official duties.
(302732)
4
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how much his Department and its predecessors have paid in vehicle clamping charges incurred on (a) privately-owned and (b) publicly-owned land in each of the last 10 years; and if he will make a statement.
(302751)
5
Peter Bottomley (Worthing West): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, with reference to the KPMG Report to the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) reviewing lessons learned from the London Metropolitan University case, (a) whether (i) KMPG, (ii) HEFCE and (iii) his Department has seen in full the BDO Stoy Hayward review of London Metropolitan University's approach to student records and the level of accuracy of its student-data completions; (b) how much money has been (A) repaid to HEFCE by the university and (B) withheld by HEFCE from the university in relation to the matter and (C) whether the Secretary of State has been informed of active or dormant legal restraints on making public (1) the BDO Stoy Hayward review and (2) the redacted parts of the KPMG review.
(303384)
6
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 25 November 2009, Official Report, column 234W, on departmental pay, how many staff in his Department's predecessor departments received both an annual performance bonus and an in-year bonus in 2008-09; what the largest combined bonus payment to an individual was; and who was responsible for awarding such bonuses in each Department.
(303364)
7
N
Sir Menzies Campbell (North East Fife): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, on how many occasions officials of the Export Credit Guarantee Department have met representatives of Kellogg, Brown and Root and its subsidiaries since February 2009.
(301916)
8
N
Sir Menzies Campbell (North East Fife): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, with reference to the Answer to the hon. Member for Gordon of 14 December 2004, Official Report, column 1055W, on LNG Plant (Nigeria), whether the Export Credit Guarantee Department (a) sought and (b) received from MW Kellogg and Kellogg, Brown and Root clarification of (i) the role and appointment of the TSKJ consortium's agent, (ii) the payment of commissions and (ii) the extent to which the companies had been in contact with the French and US investigations with regard to allegations of bribery in connection with the liquefied natural gas plant at Bonny Island in Nigeria (A) prior and (B) subsequent to its provision of guarantees.
(301917)
9
Sir Menzies Campbell (North East Fife): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, whether his Department has entered into any contracts with Kellogg, Brown and Root or its subsidiaries since January 2009.
(303332)
10
Mr Douglas Carswell (Harwich): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what discussions the Secretary of State had with the Permanent Secretary of his Department on the Ministerial Code prior to meeting Saif al-Islam Gaddafi; and what advice the Secretary of State received from the Permanent Secretary on that matter.
(303188)
11
Mr Douglas Carswell (Harwich): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, on what dates the Secretary of State has met Saifal-Islam Gaddafi since his appointment; who attended each such meeting; what the location was of each such meeting; and what matters were discussed at each such meeting.
(303369)
12
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many applications the UK has made to the EU Globalisation Adjustment Fund; how many (a) have been approved, (b) have been declined and (c) are outstanding; and what assessment he has made of the net cost or benefit to the UK of the Fund.
(302844)
13
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, when he expects a decision to be taken on funding for the development of the National Star College; and if he will take steps to ensure that funding is provided for the development of the college planned before the capital expenditure programme of the Learning and Skills Council was put on hold.
(302787)
14
Nadine Dorries (Mid Bedfordshire): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many bankruptcies of individuals in each age group there have been in (a) Mid-Bedfordshire constituency and (b) the East of England in (i) 2008 and (ii) 2009 to date.
(302914)
15
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many places on nursing degree courses he estimates will need to be provided in each year when nursing becomes a degree entry profession, taking account of estimated drop-out rates.
(303357)
16
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what proportion of (a) undergraduate and (b) postgraduate degree starts were (i) men and (ii) women in the last 12 months for which figures are available.
(302585)
17
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what proportion of (a) level 2 and (b) level 3 apprenticeship (i) starts and (ii) completions were (A) men and (B) women in the last 12 months for which figures are available.
(302586)
18
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what recent meetings his Department has had with the Chair of the Independent Review of Higher Education Funding and Student Finance.
(303165)
19
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what recent estimate he has made of the financial losses experienced by further education colleges in the last 12 months which have not received capital funding from the Building Colleges for the Future programme.
(303166)
20
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what recent discussions he has had with further education college principals about the Building Colleges for the Future programme.
(303167)
21
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many further education colleges were deemed to be (a) outstanding, (b) good, (c) satisfactory and (d) failing by Ofsted in the last 12 months.
(303168)
22
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many people have (a) applied for and (b) been awarded a university place to start in January 2010.
(303169)
23
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what his plans are on the future of the Building Colleges for the Future programme; and if he will make a statement.
(303170)
24
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment he has made of the number of violent attacks on further education college staff in the last 12 months.
(303171)
25
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, which further education colleges the Secretary of State has visited since his appointment.
(303172)
26
N
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, when he expects the independent review commissioned by the Learning and Skills Council and undertaken by the Institute for Employment Studies, of the provision of further education courses for people aged 19 years and over with learning difficulties or disabilities to be published.
(302788)
27
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what criminal offences have been (a) abolished and (b) created by primary legislation sponsored by his Department since 1 May 2008.
(303246)
28
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many cars emitting less than (a) 120g/km and (b) 100g/km of carbon dioxide have been purchased under the Vehicle Scrappage Scheme to date.
(302894)
29
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of professional education and training for (a) lawyers, (b) accountants, (c) plumbers and (d) electricians in the last 12 months.
(303025)
30
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what estimate he has made of the number of people in (a) the UK, (b) England, (c) the North East and (d) Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland constituency who would have earned a wage lower than the level of the national minimum wage if the national minimum wage had not been in existence in each year since its introduction.
(302992)
31
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will make it his policy to ensure that agricultural science graduate and post-graduate courses are recognised as science disciplines for the purposes of the higher education science funding structure.
(302786)
32
N
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what mechanisms exist within his Department for companies to raise complaints regarding compliance with the rules governing EU tender processes; and if he will make a statement.
(302832)
33
N
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what estimate he has made of the number of estate agent practices which will be required to register with the Office of Fair Trading under the provisions of the Money Laundering Regulations 2007.
(302792)
34
N
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many of the estate agents which have registered with the Office of Fair Trading under the provisions of the Money Laundering Regulations 2007 have registered (a) one premises, (b) between two and five premises, (c) between six and 10 premises and (d) 11 or more premises.
(302793)
35
N
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many estate agents have registered with the Office of Fair Trading under the provisions of the Money Laundering Regulations 2007; and what steps are available to the Office for use against estate agents who fail to register.
(302794)
36
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, 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.
(302945)
37
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what estimate the Office of Fair Trading has made of the annual administrative costs of operating the system of estate agent registration in compliance with the Money Laundering Regulations 2007.
(303048)
38
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how much the Office of Fair Trading has received from estate agents in registration fees under the Money Laundering Regulations 2007 in each of the last six months; and how much the Office expects to receive in each of the next three years.
(303049)
39
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, whether the Office of Fair Trading undertook an impact assessment in respect of its proposals to require estate agents to register under the terms of the Money Laundering Regulations 2007; and if he will make a statement.
(303050)
40
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what research (a) his Department and (b) the Office of Fair Trading have undertaken on the effect on the estate agency sector of the implementation of the registration requirements under the Money Laundering Regulations 2007.
(303113)
41
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, on how many occasions he visted (a) Scotland, (b) Wales and (c) Northern Ireland in an official capacity in the last 12 months.
(303484)
42
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many and what proportion of people over 55 years old have been assisted in learning new job skills in each of the last three years.
(303573)
43
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what meetings (a) the Secretary of State, (b) other Ministers and (c) officials in his Department have had with Angad Paul in each of the last three years.
(302868)
44
N
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many students who have had their student loan applications approved in respect of the 2009-10 academic year had not received their payments on the latest date for which figures are available.
(303045)
45
N
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many applications for student support received by the Student Loans Company in respect of the 2009-10 academic year have not been assessed on a (a) full and (b) interim basis; and how many such applications have not been considered on either basis.
(303046)
46
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, with which companies of the Caparo Group his Department holds contracts.
(303106)
47
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what representations he has received on the effect on academic entrepreneurs of the employment test applied as part of the Enterprise Management Incentive scheme; and if he will make a statement.
(303300)
48
Mr Don Touhig (Islwyn): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, whether any contracts between Capita Group plc and his Department and its predecessors have been cancelled before completion since 1997; and whether Capita Group plc has been liable for any penalties arising from failings in the administration of such contracts since 1997.
(303080)
49
Mr Don Touhig (Islwyn): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what criteria his Department uses in determining the award of contracts; and how much his Department and its predecessors have spent on the advertisement of tenders for Government contracts since 1997.
(303095)
50
Mr Don Touhig (Islwyn): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, on how many occasions Capita Group plc tendered for contracts let by his Department and its predecessors in each of the last five years; how many such tenders were successful; how much his Department and its predecessors paid to Capita Group plc for the execution of contracts in each such year; how many contracts which terminate after 2010 Capita Group plc hold with his Department; and what the monetary value is of all current contracts between his Department and Capita Group plc.
(303150)
51
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many (a) small, (b) medium-sized and (c) large businesses in Eastbourne have received assistance under the business loan scheme since the inception of that scheme.
(302996)
52
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what recent estimate he has made of the number of people resident in Eastbourne constituency who have access to a broadband internet connection; and whether he has made an estimate of the time required to make such access available to all such people.
(303009)
53
Mr David Willetts (Havant): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what estimate has been made of the (a) number and (b) monetary value of emergency loans made by universities to students as a result of the time taken to process applications for student loans in the last 12 months.
(302887)
54
Mr David Willetts (Havant): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many complaints regarding the time taken to process disabled students allowance applications have been received by (a) his Department and (b) the Student Loans Company in the last 12 months.
(302888)
55
Mr David Willetts (Havant): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many staff were employed by the Student Loans Company in customer contact roles in each of the last five years; and how many are forecast to be so employed in 2010.
(302889)
56
Mr David Willetts (Havant): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what the cost was of designing and implementing the integrated applications system for student loans introduced in September 2008.
(302890)
57
Mr David Willetts (Havant): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what representations (a) his Department and (b) the Students Loans Company has received from universities seeking reimbursement of emergency loans issued to students.
(303180)
58
Mr David Willetts (Havant): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what payments have been made by the Student Loans Company to Response Handling in each of the last five years.
(303181)
59
Mr David Willetts (Havant): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many and what proportion of telephone calls to the Student Loans Company were outsourced to Response Handling in each of the last five years.
(303182)
60
Mr David Willetts (Havant): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what the average time taken to answer a telephone call to (a) Student Loans Company helplines and (b) calls outsourced to Response Handling was in each of the last 12 months.
(303183)
61
Mr David Willetts (Havant): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many employees of the Student Loans Company have been dismissed following allegations of theft or fraud in each of the last five years.
(303184)
62
Mr David Willetts (Havant): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many students from outside the EU have entered higher education programmes from further education institutions since 1997.
(303338)
63
Mr David Willetts (Havant): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how much matched funding each higher education institution has received since 2008.
(303344)
64
Mr David Willetts (Havant): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, with reference to the Answer of 21 July 2009, Official Report, column 1723W, on higher education: international co-operation, what funding his Department plans to make available for the joint activities identified in the report of the US/UK study group on higher education and collaboration in a global context.
(303380)
65
Stephen Williams (Bristol West): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what proportion of eligible students took out (a) a maintenance loan only, (b) a tuition fees loan only and (c) loans for maintenance and tuition from the Student Loans Company in the most recent academic year for which figures are available.
(303304)
66
Stephen Williams (Bristol West): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what estimate he has made of the proportion of unemployed people between 18 and 24 years old in England whose highest qualification is (a) Level 4, (b) Level 3, (c) Level 2 and (d) below Level 2.
(303305)
67
Stephen Williams (Bristol West): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what his most recent estimate is of the average cost per undergraduate student of (a) management and administrative staff and (b) other administrative expenditure by a university.
(303306)
68
Stephen Williams (Bristol West): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many 19 to 24 year olds are studying (a) full-time and (b) part-time on (i) first Level 2, (ii) first Level 3, (iii) subsequent Level 2 and (iv) subsequent Level 3 qualifications.
(303307)
69
Stephen Williams (Bristol West): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many apprentices there were in the (a) construction, (b) administration and human resources, (c) agricultural and land based services, (d) broadcast film and media, (e) chemical, oil and nuclear energy, (f) customer service and retail, (g) energy and utilities, (h) electrical and engineering, (i) financial services, (j) food and drink, (k) hair and beauty, (l) logistics, (m) hospitality and travel, (n) marine, (o) property, (p) public services, (q) sports and fitness and (r) chemical, oil and nuclear sector in each region in the latest period for which figures are available.
(303308)
70
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what recent discussions he has had with Ofcom on access to next generation networks for internet service providers.
(302854)
Questions to the Minister for the Cabinet Office
71
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many miles (a) Ministers and (b) officials in her Department travelled by taxi in the course of their official duties in each year since 1997; and at what cost to the public purse in each such year.
(302698)
72
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, on what date she last travelled by (a) bus and (b) taxi in the course of her official duties.
(302718)
73
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much her Department has paid in vehicle clamping charges incurred on (a) privately-owned and (b) publicly-owned land in each of the last 10 years; and if she will make a statement.
(302740)
74
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the Answer of 5 November 2009, Official Report, column 1228W, on Hakluyt, if she will publish the submission to the Minister of State setting out (a) the (i) reasons and (ii) justifications for not providing the information requested in Question 296746 and (b) the estimated cost of providing the information requested, as required in accordance with section 7.28 of the Cabinet Office's Guide to Parliamentary Work.
(302818)
75
N
Sir Paul Beresford (Mole Valley): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what procedures were employed to determine whether the appointment of Sir David Rowlands to the GIP Advisory Council in July 2008 was consistent with Business Appointment Rules; and if she will make a statement.
(302831)
76
N
Mr David Burrowes (Enfield, Southgate): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much funding has been provided for women's refuges and rape crisis centres in Enfield in the latest period for which figures are available.
(302364)
77
Sir Menzies Campbell (North East Fife): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether her Department has entered into any contracts with Kellogg, Brown and Root or its subsidiaries since January 2009.
(303286)
78
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the Answer to the right hon. Member for Richmond (Yorks) of 11 November 2009, Official Report, column 413W, on the Iraq Committee of Inquiry, what posts in the Civil Service each person seconded to the Inquiry from her Department held between January 2001 and December 2003; and for what matters each such secondee had responsibility in each such year.
(302990)
79
Nadine Dorries (Mid Bedfordshire): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate she has made of the projected population of Mid Bedfordshire constituency in each of the next five years.
(302924)
80
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the cost to her Department was of the provision of office facilities to (a) special advisers and (b) press officers in (i) the Prime Minister's Office and (ii) her Department in the 2008-09 financial year.
(302979)
81
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many external consultants work for (a) the Cabinet Office and (b) the Prime Minister's Office.
(303244)
82
Kate Hoey (Vauxhall): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many officials in her Department have received allowances to buy a second home in London in each of the last five years.
(302576)
83
N
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many (a) Ministers and (b) civil servants of her Department plan to attend the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen.
(302363)
84
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the cost to the public purse has been of preparation of the report by the Committee on Standards in Public Life on hon. Members' expenses and allowances.
(302683)
85
N
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many girls older than 12 and younger than 18 years old were resident in each local authority area in 2008.
(302544)
86
Jessica Morden (Newport East): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many small businesses there were in (a) Newport East constituency and (b) Wales in each of the last 12 years.
(303476)
87
N
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what responses the Contact Council received to the enquiries which it made of each Government department in June 2009 on departments' plans for using 030 numbers in place of 084 numbers for helplines; and if she will make a statement.
(302367)
88
N
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent discussions she has had with the Information Commissioner on his Office's policy of fast-tracking its investigations relating to certain requests for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
(302106)
89
N
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent discussions she has had with the Information Commissioner on the resourcing of his Office; and if she will make a statement.
(302107)
90
Dr John Pugh (Southport): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate the UK Statistics Authority has made of the number of working days lost due to industrial action in the (a) public and (b) private sector in each of the last five years.
(303028)
91
N
Willie Rennie (Dunfermline and West Fife): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what strategic grant funding her Department awarded to third sector organisations in 2008-09.
(302361)
92
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many deaths attributed to the use of anti-psychotic drugs there have been since 1997.
(302898)
93
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many deaths attributed to complications arising from sickle cell anaemia there have been in each year since 1997.
(302911)
94
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, 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 No. 10 Downing Street in each of the last three years; whether her Department has made an insurance claim in respect of each such item; and what the estimated value of each such item was.
(302933)
95
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many staff of the Prime Minister's Office 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.
(302934)
96
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the energy (a) rating and (b) band of each building occupied by her Department and its agency was in each of the last three years.
(302939)
97
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people were diagnosed with breast cancer in (a) Meriden constituency, (b) Solihull Metropolitan Borough, (c) the West Midlands and (d) England in each year since 1997.
(303355)
98
N
Sir John Stanley (Tonbridge & Malling): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the (a) numerical and (b) percentage change in the number of people unemployed in Tonbridge and Malling constituency was in the last 12 months for which figures are available.
(301259)
99
N
Sir John Stanley (Tonbridge & Malling): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the (a) numerical and (b) percentage change in the level of youth unemployment in Tonbridge and Malling constituency was in the most recent 12 months for which figures are available.
(301260)
100
N
Sir John Stanley (Tonbridge & Malling): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what proportion of the change in the level of unemployment in Tonbridge and Malling constituency in the latest 12 months for which figures are available was attributable to (a) men and (b) women.
(301261)
101
N
Sir John Stanley (Tonbridge & Malling): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the occupational groups were of people who became unemployed in Tonbridge and Malling constituency in the latest 12 months for which figures are available.
(301262)
102
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether her Department holds contracts with each company of the Caparo Group.
(303108)
103
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether (a) each Minister and (b) officials in her Department have met Angad Paul in each of the last three years.
(303111)
Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
104
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many miles (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department have travelled by taxi in the course of their official duties in each year since 1997; and at what cost to the public purse in each such year.
(302711)
105
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, on what date he last travelled by (a) bus and (b) taxi in the course of his official duties.
(302731)
106
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much his Department has paid in vehicle clamping charges incurred on (a) privately-owned and (b) publicly-owned land in each of the last 10 years; and if he will make a statement.
(302750)
107
N
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will place in the Library a copy of each signed share subscription agreement between his Department and each bank in respect of public funds.
(302696)
108
N
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will place in the Library a copy of the agreement between the Bank of England and HBOS and RBS providing collateral in excess of £100 billion for the emergency liquidity assistance given to those banks.
(302697)
109
N
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the Scottish Executive Parliament has powers to vary rates of (a) air passenger duty and (b) other taxes applicable to aviation.
(302105)
110
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he expects the independent valuer to report on what compensation is payable as a result of the transfer of shares in Northern Rock plc to his Department.
(302959)
111
Sir Menzies Campbell (North East Fife): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department has entered into any contracts with Kellogg, Brown and Root or its subsidiaries since January 2009.
(303331)
112
Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the written ministerial statement of 9 November 2009, Official Report, column 1WS, on EGFIN, what political guidelines will be used to determine whether the UK will be required to impose value added tax on postal services.
(303288)
113
Mr Stephen Crabb (Preseli Pembrokeshire): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his policy is on the hypothecation of revenue raised from privatisation of Trust Ports; and if he will make a statement.
(303317)
114
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when the auditors of the accounts of the Bank of England for 2008-09 were informed of the loan to (a) RBS and (b) HBOS made in October 2008.
(302985)
115
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when the Court of Directors of the Bank of England was informed of the loan made to (a) RBS and (b) HBOS in October 2008.
(302986)
116
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what interest rate was set for repayment of the loan made to (a) RBS and (b) HBOS in October 2008; what guarantees were obtained by the Bank of England as security against each such loan; and whether he discussed those matters with the Governor of the Bank of England prior to the Governor's appearance before the Treasury Committee on 24 November 2009.
(302987)
117
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what requirements there are on the Bank of England in respect of disclosure of information on loans made in each financial year, with particular reference to the bank's annual report and accounts.
(302988)
118
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what loans of over £1 billion were made by the Bank of England in the 2008-09 financial year.
(302989)
119
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many young people there are with non-resident parents who are legal migrants to the UK and who claim child benefit.
(302375)
120
Andrew George (St Ives): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if HM Revenue and Customs will undertake a review of the Capital Gains Tax rules as they apply to (a) hon. Members and (b) others selling second homes.
(303284)
121
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, on what date he agreed to the introduction of a spending base in respect of Barnett formula funding for Wales; and if he will place in the Library a copy of his correspondence with the Secretary of State for Wales on that matter.
(303402)
122
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when the Chief Executive of HM Revenue and Customs plans to respond to the letters from the hon. Member for Hammersmith and Fulham of 28 July and 16 September 2009, sent on behalf of his constituent, Ms Jolanta Jones.
(302834)
123
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the cost to his Department was of provision of office facilities to (a) special advisers and (b) press officers in the 2008-09 financial year.
(302964)
124
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many external consultants work for his Department.
(303240)
125
N
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what information his Department holds on the average time taken to transfer payments from childcare vouchers to childcare providers in the latest period for which figures are available.
(302382)
126
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what criminal offences have been (a) abolished and (b) created by primary legislation sponsored by his Department since 1 May 2008.
(303258)
127
N
Mr Adam Ingram (East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what funding has been provided to the Scottish Executive as Barnett consequentials in relation to the promotion and use of renewable energy sources in each of the last five years.
(302645)
128
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many women have received childcare vouchers in (a) the UK, (b) England, (c) the North East and (d) Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland constituency in each year since their introduction.
(302681)
129
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the likely effects of proposals to end tax relief on employer-supported childcare vouchers on the ability of families on average incomes to afford childcare.
(302649)
130
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the cost of enabling claimants of the childcare element of the working tax credit to continue to receive it for 12 weeks after they are made redundant; and if he will make a statement.
(303059)
131
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many unemployed people were claiming the childcare element of the working tax credit in each of the last 12 months; and if he will make a statement.
(303060)
132
Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what (a) formal and (b) informal consultations HM Revenue and Customs has run in (i) 2006, (ii) 2007, (iii) 2008 and (iv) 2009; and which HM Revenue and Customs official has had oversight of each such consultation.
(303065)
133
Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what improvement programmes were in operation at HM Revenue and Customs in (a) 2006, (b) 2007, (c) 2008 and (d) 2009; how much each has cost; how much each programme has spent on external consultants; and which official of HM Revenue and Customs had oversight of each programme.
(303066)
134
Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department has made an assessment of the likely effect on the economy of applying a reduced rate of value added tax to visitor attractions, accommodation and restaurants.
(303122)
135
Jessica Morden (Newport East): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many child trust funds have been opened for children resident in (a) Newport East constituency and (b) Wales since their introduction.
(303498)
136
N
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will commission research into the effect on the amount people would pay for calls to HM Revenue and Customs helplines with 0845 prefixes if they were changed to numbers with 0300 prefixes.
(302368)
137
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what account he takes of the limits on the maximum quantities of (a) cigarettes and (b) hand-rolling tobacco which may be brought into other EU member states by an individual for personal consumption from within the EU in setting the limit on the maximum quantity which may be brought into the UK for personal consumption from other EU member states.
(302695)
138
N
Willie Rennie (Dunfermline and West Fife): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much has been paid from the public purse to (a) consultants, (b) accountants, (c) legal advisers and (d) other financial advisers for work connected with management of the assets of Dunfermline Building Society.
(302929)
139
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many (a) year end and (b) in-year bonuses were paid to officials in his Department in each of the last three years; and how much was paid in each year.
(302780)
140
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, 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 year; whether his Department has made an insurance claim on each such item; and what the estimated value of each such item was.
(302932)
141
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, 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.
(302946)
142
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, on how many occasions he visted (a) Scotland, (b) Wales and (c) Northern Ireland in an official capacity in the last 12 months.
(303494)
143
Ms Angela C. Smith (Sheffield, Hillsborough): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the revenue lost to the Exchequer through alcohol fraud in the tax year (a) 2006-07, (b) 2007-08 and (c) 2008-09.
(302663)
144
Ms Angela C. Smith (Sheffield, Hillsborough): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what progress has been made on the HM Revenue and Customs strategy on alcohol fraud since April 2009.
(302664)
145
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what meetings (a) he, (b) other ministers and (c) officials in his Department have had with Angad Paul in each of the last three years.
(302867)
146
Mr Don Touhig (Islwyn): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether any contracts between Capita Group plc and his Department have been cancelled before completion since 1997; and whether Capita Group plc has been liable for any penalties arising from failings in the administration of contracts since 1997.
(303092)
147
Mr Don Touhig (Islwyn): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what criteria his Department uses in determining the award of contracts; and how much his Department has spent on the advertisement of tenders for Government contracts since 1997.
(303137)
148
Mr Don Touhig (Islwyn): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, on how many occasions Capita Group plc tendered for contracts let by his Department in each of the last five years; how many such tenders were successful; how much his Department paid to Capita Group plc for the execution of contracts in each such year; how many contracts which terminate after 2010 Capita Group plc hold with his Department; and what the monetary value is of all outstanding contracts between his Department and Capita Group plc.
(303159)
149
Stephen Williams (Bristol West): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the cost to small businesses of amending their (a) accounting systems and (b) marketing materials for the purposes of implementing the change in the rate of Value Added Tax announced in the Pre-Budget Report.
(303309)
150
Stephen Williams (Bristol West): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the merits of amending the rate at which Value Added Tax is charged on equipment for (a) domestic renewable energy production and (b) increasing levels of energy efficiency as a mechanism for encouraging the use of such equipment.
(303403)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families
151
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many miles (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department and its predecessors have travelled by taxi in the course of their official duties in each year since 1997; and at what cost to the public purse in each such year.
(302709)
152
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, on what date he last travelled by (a) bus and (b) taxi in the course of his official duties.
(302729)
153
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how much his Department and its predecessors have paid in vehicle clamping charges incurred on (a) privately-owned and (b) publicly-owned land in each of the last 10 years; and if he will make a statement.
(302748)
154
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many (a) out-of-school and (b) holiday play schemes there were in (i) Lewes, (ii) East Sussex, (iii) the South East and (iv) England in each of the last five years.
(302775)
155
N
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, with reference to the Answer of 26 October 2009, Official Report, column 200W, on schools: buildings, whether the discussions with the Paediatric Continence Forum on the adequacy of water and toilet provision in schools are to cover (a) minimum standards of provision for existing schools and (b) the design of toilet facilities in new build secondary schools covered by the Building Schools for the Future programme.
(302785)
156
Sir Menzies Campbell (North East Fife): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, whether his Department has entered into any contracts with Kellogg, Brown and Root or its subsidiaries since January 2009.
(303340)
157
Nadine Dorries (Mid Bedfordshire): 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) Mid-Bedfordshire constituency and (ii) the East of England was in each year since 1997.
(302915)
158
Nadine Dorries (Mid Bedfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what recent representations he has received on proposed primary school closures in Mid Bedfordshire constituency.
(302917)
159
Nadine Dorries (Mid Bedfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, whether he plans to extend the operation of the Sure Start programme in Mid Bedfordshire constituency.
(302918)
160
Nadine Dorries (Mid Bedfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many children with emotional, behavioural and social difficulties there are in (a) Mid Bedfordshire constituency, (b) the East of England and (c) England.
(302919)
161
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what provisions exist for the punishment of parents in respect of breaches of anti-social behaviour orders by their children.
(302835)
162
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what the cost to his Department was of provision of office facilities to (a) special advisers and (b) press officers in the 2008-09 financial year.
(302978)
163
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many external consultants work for his Department.
(303232)
164
N
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what information his Department holds on the number of childcare providers in (a) Chorley constituency and (b) Lancashire who take part in the childcare voucher scheme.
(302383)
165
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what criminal offences have been (a) abolished and (b) created by primary legislation sponsored by his Department since 1 May 2008.
(303248)
166
Susan Kramer (Richmond Park): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, when his Department plans to announce allocation of funding to primary schools in the London Boroughs of (a) Richmond and (b) Kingston upon Thames in respect of the September 2010 intake.
(303018)
167
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what proportion of 16 year olds did not achieve five GCSEs at grades A* to C in (a) England, (b) the North East and (c) Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland constituency in the latest period for which figures are available.
(303141)
168
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what his latest estimate is of the proportion of young people with eating disorders for whom bullying has contributed to their illness.
(302647)
169
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many local education authorities have a percentage of surplus places of at least 10; and if he will make a statement.
(303061)
170
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many schools in each local education authority have a percentage of surplus places of at least 25; and if he will make a statement.
(303062)
171
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, which local authorities applied for targeted capital funds for surplus place removal following his Department's letter to Directors of Children's Services on 16 June 2008.
(303063)
172
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, which local authorities received targeted capital funds for surplus place removal since June 2008; how much each such local authority received for that purpose; and if he will make a statement.
(303064)
173
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many maintained schools enrolled no pupils on a diploma course in the most recent year for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
(303301)
174
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many 16 year olds completed an OCR National Certificate in each subject in each of the last five years.
(303302)
175
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many 16 year olds completed a BTEC First Diploma in each subject in each of the last five years.
(303303)
176
N
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many girls older than 12 and younger than 18 years old became pregnant in each local authority area in 2008.
(302543)
177
N
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, with reference to the Answer of 11 November 2009, Official Report, column 507W, on children: international co-operation, what arrangements there are for the UK to report to UNESCO its progress on the promotion of education to foster a culture of peace and non-violence.
(302682)
178
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, with reference to the Answer of 5 November 2009, Official Report, column 1120W, on community relations: faith schools, if he will assess the effect on community cohesion of faith schools; and if he will make a statement.
(302654)
179
Dr John Pugh (Southport): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what estimate he has made of the average number of field trips made by students in (a) primary and (b) secondary education in each of the last 10 years.
(303026)
180
Dr John Pugh (Southport): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what the cost to the public purse of standard assessment tests was in each of the last five years.
(303115)
181
N
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what progress his Department is making in the implementation of the European telephone number for missing children; and if he will make a statement.
(302837)
182
Joan Ryan (Enfield North): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many schools in (a) Enfield North constituency and (b) the London borough of Enfield are below the National Challenge Benchmark following 2009 GCSE results.
(303359)
183
Joan Ryan (Enfield North): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many young people are studying for 14 to 19 diplomas in (a) Enfield North constituency and (b) the London Borough of Enfield in 2009-10.
(303363)
184
Joan Ryan (Enfield North): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many schools in (a) Enfield North constituency and (b) the London Borough of Enfield have been rebuilt or refurbished since 1997.
(303365)
185
Joan Ryan (Enfield North): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what plans he has to rebuild and refurbish secondary schools in (a) Enfield North constituency and (b) the London Borough of Enfield.
(303366)
186
Joan Ryan (Enfield North): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many children's centres there were in (a) Enfield North constituency and (b) the London Borough of Enfield in each year since 1997.
(303367)
187
Joan Ryan (Enfield North): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what estimate he has made of the number of young people who have taken up a learning place under the September guarantee for school leavers in (a) Enfield North constituency and (b) the London Borough of Enfield in 2009.
(303368)
188
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what the energy (a) rating and (b) band of each building occupied by his Department and its agencies was in each of the last three years.
(302938)
189
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what record his Department maintains relating to the number of pupils who, following a search, were found to be in the possession of (a) a knife, (b) another weapon and (c) drugs on school premises.
(303561)
190
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many pupils in England were found to be in the possession of (a) a weapon and (b) drugs on school premises in each of the last three years.
(303562)
191
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what the cost to the public purse was of the principal staircase connecting the ground floor and the restaurant at his Department's offices at Sanctuary Buildings, Great Smith Street.
(302667)
192
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how much his Department has spent on furniture for use in the office assigned to him since June 2007.
(302668)
193
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how much expenditure his Department has incurred in respect of official car services for (a) him and (b) each other Minister in his Department in each quarter since June 2007.
(302936)
194
N
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, to what positions his Department and its agencies have (a) appointed and (b) re-appointed Graham Badman CBE in the last five years; and what (i) the salary and (ii) duration was of each such appointment.
(303042)
195
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how much expenditure his Department has incurred in respect of meals and subsistence for (a) him and (b) each other Minister in his Department since June 2007; and if he will make a statement.
(303105)
196
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how much expenditure his Department has incurred in respect of (a) air, (b) rail, (c) taxi and (d) car travel undertaken by each Minister in his Department since June 2007.
(303139)
197
Mr Don Touhig (Islwyn): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, whether any contracts between Capita Group plc and his Department and its predecessors have been cancelled before completion since 1997; and whether Capita Group plc has been liable for any penalties arising from failings in the administration of contracts with his Department and its predecessors since 1997.
(303081)
198
Mr Don Touhig (Islwyn): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what criteria his Department uses in determining the award of contracts; and how much his Department and its predecessors spent on the advertisement of tenders for Government contracts since 1997.
(303100)
199
Mr Don Touhig (Islwyn): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, on how many occasions Capita Group plc tendered for contracts let by his Department and its predecessors in each of the last five years; how many such tenders were successful; how much his Department and its predecessors paid to Capita Group plc for the execution of contracts in each such year; how many contracts which terminate after 2010 Capita Group plc hold with his Department; and what the monetary value is of all outstanding contracts between his Department and Capita Group plc.
(303151)
200
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what recent research his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the (i) level of access by people under the age of 18 years to video games featuring scenes of violence with an 18-rated classification and (ii) potential effects on the behaviour and development of such people of that access.
(303010)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
201
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many miles (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department and its predecessors have travelled by taxi in the course of their official duties in each year since 1997; and at what cost to the public purse in each such year.
(302715)
202
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, on what date he last travelled by (a) bus and (b) taxi in the course of his official duties.
(302734)
203
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much his Department and its predecessors have paid in vehicle clamping charges incurred on (a) privately-owned and (b) publicly-owned land in each of the last 10 years; and if he will make a statement.
(302753)
204
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much was spent on sheltered housing in (a) Lewes constituency, (b) the South East and (c) England in each of the last five years.
(302774)
205
Sir Menzies Campbell (North East Fife): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether his Department has entered into any contracts with Kellogg, Brown and Root or its subsidiaries since January 2009.
(303339)
206
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps the Government has taken to provide sufficient accommodation for women who have been subject to domestic abuse or forced marriage.
(302642)
207
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps the Government has taken to provide sufficient accommodation in Coventry for women who have been subject to domestic abuse or forced marriage; how much funding is being provided for such accommodation in 2009-10; and what steps the Government is taking to re-integrate such women into the community.
(302643)
208
Mrs Janet Dean (Burton): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the average age was of those killed in domestic fires in each Fire and Rescue Authority area in each year since 2000.
(303375)
209
Mrs Janet Dean (Burton): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent assessment has been made of the vulnerability of older people to domestic fires; and if he will make a statement.
(303376)
210
Mrs Janet Dean (Burton): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to reduce the number of deaths of older people caused by fires in domestic dwellings.
(303377)
211
Mrs Janet Dean (Burton): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many deaths there were of people aged (a) one to four, (b) five to 10, (c) 11 to 16, (d) 17 to 24, (e) 25 to 29, (f) 30 to 59, (g) 60 to 64, (h) 65 to 79 and (i) 80 and over, per million population, in domestic fires in England in each year since 2000.
(303378)
212
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what guidance his Department publishes on local authority commissioning of goods and services; how many local authorities have been required under that guidance to tender for services being conducted in house, or by existing providers in the last 12 months.
(303356)
213
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much grant his Department has allocated to (a) the Improvement and Development Agency for Local Government and (b) the Leadership Centre for Local Government in (i) 2008-09, (ii) 2009-10 and (iii) 2010-11.
(303578)
214
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many homes there are in (a) designated development sites in each region, (b) such sites situated on floodplains and (c) such sites in areas of significant flood risk.
(303295)
215
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many homes have been (a) built, (b) built on flood plains, (c) built in areas of significant flood risk and (c) built against the advice of the Environment Agency on the flood risk in each region in the last 10 years.
(303296)
216
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will bring forward proposals for a code for sustainable buildings which includes an assessment of (a) whole-life performance and (b) building type.
(302768)
217
Nick Harvey (North Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many almshouse residents are not in properties managed by registered social landlords.
(303517)
218
Nick Harvey (North Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether the provisions of the Decent Homes Standard apply to residents of almshouses who are not in properties managed by registered social landlords.
(303518)
219
Nick Harvey (North Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether the rights of residents of almshouses which are not managed by registered social landlords differ from those resident in properties managed by registered social landlords.
(303519)
220
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the cost to his Department was of provision of office facilities to (a) special advisers and (b) press officers in the 2008-09 financial year.
(302977)
221
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many external consultants work for his Department.
(303231)
222
N
John Howell (Henley): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 23 November 2009, Official Report, column 14W, on planning permission: appeals, what criteria are used to decide whether an application for a residential development of over 150 units would be considered to have an impact significant enough to instigate a recovery of a planning appeal by the Secretary of State.
(302650)
223
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what criminal offences have been (a) abolished and (b) created by primary legislation sponsored by his Department since 1 May 2008.
(303247)
224
N
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, by what date local authorities have to complete works necessitated by the recent floods in Cumbria; and whether under the Bellwin Scheme repair works started but not completed by that date will be eligible to claim full funding under the Scheme.
(302371)
225
N
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, from which budget the £1 million fund to help those affected by the recent floods in Cumbria will be drawn; what the fund will be spent on; and what the timetable for such expenditure is.
(302372)
226
N
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether local authorities will be able to claim for capital expenditure on (a) road and (b) bridge repairs necessitated by the recent floods in Cumbria under the Bellwin Scheme.
(302373)
227
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what categories of local authority expenditure are not eligible for emergency financial assistance under the Bellwin scheme.
(303175)
228
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent discussions he has had following the firefighter fatalities at Atherstone on Stour in November 2007 with (a) Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service, (b) the Warwickshire Fire Authority, (c) HM Government Chief Fire and Rescue Advisor and (d) the Health and Safety Executive on the improvement notice served on Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service in January 2008; and if he will make a statement.
(303176)
229
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the estimated gross cost of the FireControl project is over each of the next 15 years.
(303462)
230
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what his most recent estimate is of the date upon which each regional fire control room will become operational.
(303477)
231
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much has been paid in empty property business rates in respect of each regional fire control room liable for such rates.
(303478)
232
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether he plans to publish updated national and regional business plans for the FireControl project.
(303479)
233
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which contractors have been awarded contracts worth over £1 million under the FireControl regional fire control room project to date.
(303480)
234
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what representations his Department has received on the FireControl project from (a) fire and rescue and (b) local authorities in the last 12 months.
(303481)
235
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, for what reasons other than specification changes expenditure on the FireControl project has exceeded the initial budget.
(303482)
236
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what percentage of non-flood plain land in the Tamworth Borough Council area is green space.
(303177)
237
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much and what proportion of land area in Tamworth Borough was green space in 2004.
(303178)
238
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what guidance he has issued to borough councils on preservation of green space when undertaking new developments.
(303179)
239
Mr Peter Kilfoyle (Liverpool, Walton): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will commission a report on the role of Liverpool Direct Ltd in Liverpool City Council's ICT strategy; and if he will make a statement.
(302767)
240
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what contingency funding are available to fire and rescue services for the provision of (a) rescue and flood response services, (b) equipment and (c) staff training in respect of flooding.
(303019)
241
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the functions are of the Homes and Communities Agency's National Consultancy Unit; and if he will make a statement.
(302804)
242
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many staff have worked for the Tenant Services Authority on secondment from other organisations since its establishment; from which organisations the employees were seconded; and what the cost to the public purse of each secondment has been.
(302806)
243
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many and what proportion of (a) new and (b) affordable homes were built in areas at risk from flooding in each of the last three years.
(302828)
244
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, 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.
(302948)
245
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 24 November 2009, Official Report, column 73W, on the Homes and Communities Agency: manpower, from which organisation each member of staff was seconded.
(302950)
246
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 24 November 2009, Official Report, column 71W, on the Home and Communities Agency, how much the Homes and Communities Agency's predecessor bodies spent on acquiring the freehold to the Gateway site in Harlow; how much was spent on security for the site; and on what date the freehold was (a) bought by that predecessor bodies and (b) sold.
(302952)
247
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 24 November 2009, Official Report, columns 70-1W, on the Homes and Communities Agency, how much the Homes and Communities Agency has received in proceeds from resales under the (a) First Time Buyer's Initiative, (b) HomeBuy Direct, (c) New Build HomeBuy and (d) Open Market HomeBuy Scheme in each of the last three years; and what the average amount received by the Agency was in respect of such a transaction.
(302955)
248
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what percentage of households in (a) each region and (b) England classified as homeless left the homeless list in each of the last two years.
(303453)
249
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many households in each region in England left the homeless list in each of the last three years.
(303454)
250
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, on how many occasions he visted (a) Scotland, (b) Wales and (c) Northern Ireland in an official capacity in the last 12 months.
(303483)
251
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many households were classified as homeless in each region in each of the last two years.
(303572)
252
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what criteria the Valuation Office Agency uses to determine whether facilities which are appurtenant exclusively to individual dwellings but which are separate hereditaments should be eligible for non-domestic rating.
(303564)
253
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what his most recent (a) assessment of the progress on and (b) estimate of the cost of the FiReControl project is.
(303299)
254
Mr Don Touhig (Islwyn): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether any contracts between Capita Group plc and his Department and its predecessors have been cancelled before completion since 1997; and whether Capita Group plc has been liable for any penalties arising from failings in the administration of contracts with his Department and its predecessor since 1997.
(303082)
255
Mr Don Touhig (Islwyn): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what criteria his Department uses in determining the award of contracts; and how much his Department and its predecessors spent on the advertisement of tenders for Government contracts since 1997.
(303101)
256
Mr Don Touhig (Islwyn): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, on how many occasions Capita Group plc tendered for contracts let by his Department and its predecessors in each of the last five years; how many such tenders were successful; how much his Department and its predecessors paid to Capita Group plc for the execution of contracts in each such year; how many contracts which terminate after 2010 Capita Group plc hold with his Department; and what the monetary value is of all outstanding contracts between his Department and Capita Group plc.
(303152)
257
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many cases relating to the level of fees charged by private sheltered housing companies have been brought before the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal in 2009 to date.
(302997)
258
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether he plans to take steps in response to the recent findings of the Office of Fair Trading on the contracts signed by occupants of purpose-built owner-occupied retirement homes.
(303070)
259
N
Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to his Answer of 23 November 2009, Official Report, column 13W, on housing: prices, what the average sale price of a new three-bedroom property in Yate, South Gloucestershire was in April 1991; and on what evidence he bases such an estimate.
(302384)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
260
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many miles (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department have travelled by taxi in the course of their official duties in each year since 1997; and at what cost to the public purse in each such year.
(302701)
261
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, on what date he last travelled by (a) bus and (b) taxi in the course of his official duties.
(302722)
262
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much his Department has paid in vehicle clamping charges incurred on (a) privately-owned and (b) publicly-owned land in each of the last 10 years; and if he will make a statement.
(302741)
263
Sir Menzies Campbell (North East Fife): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether his Department has entered into any contracts with Kellogg, Brown and Root or its subsidiaries since January 2009.
(303343)
264
Mr Roger Gale (North Thanet): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what his latest estimate is of the use by overseas visitors of self-catering holiday accommodation in this country in each of the last three years.
(303360)
265
Mr Roger Gale (North Thanet): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what his latest estimate is of the monetary value to the economy of income generated by self-catering farm holiday accommodation in each of the last three years.
(303361)
266
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the cost to his Department was of provision of office facilities to (a) special advisers and (b) press officers in the 2008-09 financial year.
(302976)
267
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many external consultants work for his Department.
(303230)
268
Mr David Heathcoat-Amory (Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many representations his Department has received alleging breaches of the prohibition on chain-gifting under section 43 of the Gambling Act 2005 since the entry into force of that provision; and whether any prosecutions have been made for offences under that section.
(302842)
269
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent estimate he has made of the number of homes without a (a) television and (b) television licence.
(303067)
270
Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what representations he has received on the application of a reduced rate of value added tax to visitor attractions, catering and accommodation; and whether he has discussed that matter with HM Revenue and Customs.
(303121)
271
Mr Patrick McLoughlin (West Derbyshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that people resident in (a) West Derbyshire and (b) the East Midlands have access to high-speed broadband.
(303189)
272
Mr Malcolm Moss (North East Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many sports and leisure facilities there are in each (a) district and (b) unitary local authority area in the Eastern region.
(303185)
273
Mr Malcolm Moss (North East Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much has been allocated for expenditure per resident on sports and leisure facilities in each (a) district and (b) unitary local authority area in the Eastern region in 2009-10.
(303186)
274
Dr John Pugh (Southport): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many (a) video games and (b) films have been refused classification by the British Board of Film Classification in each of the last five years.
(303027)
275
N
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the energy (a) rating and (b) band of each building occupied by his Department and its agencies was in each of the last three years.
(302940)
276
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, on how many occasions he visted (a) Scotland, (b) Wales and (c) Northern Ireland in an official capacity in the last 12 months.
(303485)
277
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many people have lost functionality of video recorders as a result of the digital switchover in (a) East Devon, (b) Devon and (c) England.
(303448)
278
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many complaints he has received about digital switchover from residents of (a) East Devon, (b) Devon and (c) England.
(303449)
279
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much the Switchover Help Scheme for digital switchover has cost.
(303450)
280
Mr Don Touhig (Islwyn): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether any contracts between Capita Group plc and his Department have been cancelled before completion since 1997; and whether Capita Group plc has been liable for any penalties arising from failings in the administration of contracts since 1997.
(303083)
281
Mr Don Touhig (Islwyn): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what criteria his Department uses in determining the award of contracts; and how much his Department has spent on the advertisement of tenders for Government contracts since 1997.
(303129)
282
Mr Don Touhig (Islwyn): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, on how many occasions Capita Group plc tendered for contracts let by his Department in each of the last five years; how many such tenders were successful; how much his Department paid to Capita Group plc for the execution of contracts in each such year; how many contracts which terminate after 2010 Capita Group plc hold with his Department; and what the monetary value is of all outstanding contracts between his Department and Capita Group plc.
(303153)
283
N
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when he expects the proposed restructuring of Arts Council England to be completed; what his most recent estimate is of the cost to the public purse of the restructuring; and if he will make a statement.
(302465)
284
Stephen Williams (Bristol West): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether his Department has made an assessment of the implications for the use of car radios with the digital switchover.
(303310)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence
285
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he expects RAF Welford to be placed under care and maintenance arrangements from September 2010.
(302631)
286
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many miles (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department travelled by taxi in the course of their official duties in each year since 1997; and at what cost to the public purse in each such year.
(302713)
287
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on what date he last travelled by (a) bus and (b) taxi in the course of his official duties.
(302737)
288
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department has paid in vehicle clamping charges incurred on (a) privately-owned and (b) publicly-owned land in each of the last 10 years; and if he will make a statement.
(302756)
289
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what position each official in his Department seconded to the Iraq Committee of Inquiry held between January 2001 and December 2003; and for what matters each was responsible in each such year.
(303146)
290
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent representations he has received from the British Atomic Veterans' Claimants Group.
(303470)
291
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what advice his Department gives British troops in theatre on their requirements under the Geneva Convention.
(303565)
292
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what advice his Department gives to British troops in theatre on their responsibilities to bear down on actions that would increase the risk of violence against women.
(303566)
293
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) court cases and (b) courts martial remain outstanding regarding accusations against British troops involved in the Iraq conflict.
(303567)
294
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the (a) name and (b) rank is of the RAF Commander at (i) RAF Croughton, (ii) RAF Menwith Hill, (iii) RAF Fairford, (iv) RAF Molesworth, (v) RAF Feltwell, (vi) RAF Lakenheath, (vii) RAF Mildenhall, (viii) RAF Upwood, (ix) RAF Barford St John, (x) RAF Alconbury, (xi) RAF Wyton, (xii) RAF Digby, (xiii) RAF St Mawgan, (xiv) RAF Blenheim Crescent and (xv) RAF Welford; and how many RAF personnel are based at each.
(303580)
295
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether cluster munitions are stored at (a) RAF Lakenheath and (b) other RAF bases occupied and controlled by US visiting forces.
(303581)
296
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he expects the contract for the construction of the building to house the C (130) J simulator at RAF Brize Norton to be signed.
(302759)
297
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many personnel in each armed service were classified as (a) unfit for duty, (b) fit for limited deployability for medical reasons and (c) overweight at the latest date for which information is available.
(303124)
298
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what mechanisms are in place to assess progress in the training of the Afghan military and police force.
(303138)
299
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he plans to take to (a) increase force readiness levels and (b) maintain the present level of UK commitment to the war in Afghanistan.
(303148)
300
Nick Harvey (North Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to his Department's recent review of the Enriched Uranium Project at the Atomic Weapons Establishment, for what reasons it was decided not to (a) use existing equipment in the A90 facility for Enriched Uranium work and (b) install equipment for Enriched Uranium work in the A90 facility.
(303524)
301
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost to his Department was of provision of office facilities to (a) special advisers and (b) press officers in the 2008-09 financial year.
(302975)
302
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many external consultants work for his Department.
(303235)
303
N
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to provide extra minutes of free talk time above normal allocations over the Christmas and New Year period for armed forces personnel serving abroad.
[R] (302108)
304
N
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what provision has been made for enhanced postal services for armed forces personnel serving abroad over the Christmas and New Year period.
[R] (302109)
305
N
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for what reasons the capital receipts in respect of Northern Ireland referred to in his Winter Supplementary Estimate for 2009-10 were lower than in his Department's estimates for 2008-09.
[R] (302863)
306
N
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, under what budget headings funding from the non-budget non-voted grants-in-aid to the (a) Council of Reserve Forces and Cadets Association, (b) National Army Museum and (c) Royal Hospital Chelsea referred to in his Department's Winter Supplementary Estimate for 2009-10 will be spent.
[R] (302864)
307
N
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, under what budget headings his Department's allocation to the (a) Afghanistan Delivery Groups, (b) Tri-Departmental Stabilisation Unit and (c) Conflict Pool referred to in his Department's Winter Supplementary Estimate for 2009-10 will be spent.
[R] (303013)
308
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will commission research into possible links between the use of memory sticks on the information technology platforms used by his Department and cyber-attacks on the computer systems its operates.
(302670)
309
N
Willie Rennie (Dunfermline and West Fife): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what expenditure his Department has incurred on (a) the interim storage of laid-up submarines project and (b) the submarine dismantling project to date.
(302359)
310
N
Willie Rennie (Dunfermline and West Fife): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many members of the armed forces were convicted of stealing Ministry of Defence equipment in each of the last five years; and what sentences have been handed down in respect of such convictions in each year.
(302360)
311
N
Willie Rennie (Dunfermline and West Fife): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department spent on bottled water in each of the last 12 months.
(302547)
312
N
Willie Rennie (Dunfermline and West Fife): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many armed forces weapons were recorded as (a) lost and (b) stolen in 2008.
(302548)
313
Willie Rennie (Dunfermline and West Fife): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many hours were spent filming by external organisations at locations owned by his Department in each of the last 12 months.
(303164)
314
Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many flights the United Kingdom have used under the NATO Strategic Airlift Interim Solution since March 2006; and what the (a) total cost and (b) cost per flight has been.
(303000)
315
Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) pallets and (b) tonnes of military equipment and cargo have been shipped to Afghanistan by (i) the Royal Air Force and (ii) aircraft leased under the NATO Strategic Airlift Interim Solution.
(303001)
316
Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he plans to sell the Defence Support Group; and if he will make a statement.
(303002)
317
Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when the first upgraded HC.2 Puma helicopters will enter service; and by what date the entire fleet will be upgraded.
(303003)
318
Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost to his Department is of the upgrade programme to Puma helicopters; and what the cost per upgraded helicopter is.
(303004)
319
Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what role the UK has in the NATO Airlift Management Agency.
(303005)
320
Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent discussions he has had with other members of the European Defence Agency on joining the joint airlift capability.
(303006)
321
Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to upgrade former USAF CH-47D Chinook helicopters to the UK configuration.
(303007)
322
Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he plans to purchase new Chinook helicopters; and if he will make a statement.
(303008)
323
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress has been made on the delivery of the new Wildcat helicopters ordered by his Department; and if he will make a statement.
(302795)
324
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) Army, (b) Royal Air Force and (c) Royal Navy helicopters are based in the United Kingdom.
(302796)
325
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Mastiff 2 armoured vehicles are (a) deployed in Afghanistan, (b) owned by his Department and (c) on order.
(302816)
326
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many members of the Army have been sent on the specialist 10-week Pashto language course.
(302817)
327
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many night vision goggles have been (a) lost and (b) stolen in Afghanistan in each year since 2001.
(302819)
328
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many service personnel have taken part in Exercise Merlin Vortex.
(302821)
329
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many military Land Rovers are deployed in Northern Ireland.
(302822)
330
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to increase the level of security at military bases in Northern Ireland.
(302823)
331
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many members of the Special Reconnaissance Regiment are based in Northern Ireland.
(302824)
332
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent meetings he has had with groups representing armed forces veterans.
(302825)
333
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people have applied for a place at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in each month of the last five years; and how many of those applications were rejected in each such month.
(302826)
334
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) Army, (b) Royal Air Force and (c) Royal Navy (i) fixed wing aircraft and (ii) helicopters are deployed in (A) Iraq and (B) Germany.
(302827)
335
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Army Land Rovers are operational in (a) Iraq and (b) Afghanistan.
(302829)
336
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) army, (b) Royal Air Force and (c) Royal Navy fixed-wing aircraft are based in the UK.
(302852)
337
Clare Short (Birmingham, Ladywood): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many members of the armed forces registered before their 18th birthday an unhappiness with their choice of career as grounds to leave the armed forces in each of the last three years.
(302891)
338
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on how many occasions he visted (a) Scotland, (b) Wales and (c) Northern Ireland in an official capacity in the last 12 months.
(303486)
339
N
Hon Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the (a) detail and (b) scope is of the defence agreements between the UK and (i) Abu Dhabi and (ii) the United Arab Emirates.
(302865)
340
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what meetings (a) he, (b) other Ministers and (c) officials in his Department have had with Angad Paul in each of the last three years.
(302869)
341
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department holds contracts with any of the companies forming part of the Caparo Group.
(302872)
342
Mr Don Touhig (Islwyn): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether any contracts between Capita Group plc and his Department have been cancelled before completition since 1997; and whether Capita Group plc has been liable for any penalties arising from failings in the administration of contracts since 1997.
(303084)
343
Mr Don Touhig (Islwyn): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what criteria his Department uses in determining the award of contracts; and how much his Department has spent on the advertisement of tenders for Government contracts since 1997.
(303130)
344
Mr Don Touhig (Islwyn): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on how many occasions Capita Group plc tendered for contracts let by his Department in each of the last five years; how many such tenders were successful; how much his Department paid to Capita Group plc for the execution of contracts in each such year; how many contracts which terminate after 2010 Capita Group plc hold with his Department; and what the monetary value is of all outstanding contracts between his Department and Capita Group plc.
(303154)
345
N
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he plans to reply to the letter of 14 July 2009 from the hon. Member for Sittingbourne and Sheppey's constituent A.R.F. Carter.
(303123)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change
346
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many miles (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department and its predecessors travelled by taxi in the course of their official duties in each year since 1997; and at what cost to the public purse in each such year.
(302707)
347
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, on what date he last travelled by (a) bus and (b) taxi in the course of his official duties.
(302727)
348
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how much his Department and its predecessors have paid in vehicle clamping charges incurred on (a) privately-owned and (b) publicly-owned land in each of the last 10 years; and if he will make a statement.
(302746)
349
Sir Menzies Campbell (North East Fife): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, whether his Department has entered into any contracts with Kellogg, Brown and Root or its subsidiaries since January 2009.
(303335)
350
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what the evidential basis was for the Prime Minister's announcement to the Confederation of British Industry Conference on 23 November 2009 that the Government had increased its plans for new nuclear capacity from 12 to 16 gigawatts.
(303068)
351
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the evacuation plan for Sellafield following the recent floods in Cumbria; and what direct effect the flooding had on the Sellafield site.
(303069)
352
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what estimate he has made of the effect on the level of fuel poverty in Wales of the rise in domestic (a) energy and (b) gas bills to 2020 outlined in the UK Renewables Strategy.
[R] (302376)
353
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, with reference to the UK Renewables Strategy, what estimate he has made of the proportion of the national cost of the renewable energy strategy by 2030 which will be borne by consumers in Wales.
[R] (302377)
354
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what estimate he has made of the level of fuel poverty in Wales in the last five years.
[R] (302549)
355
N
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many requests for funding under the Warm Front scheme have been (a) made and (b) granted in each of the last three years.
(302158)
356
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what the cost to his Department was of provision of office facilities to (a) special advisers and (b) press officers in the 2008-09 financial year.
(302974)
357
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many external consultants work for his Department.
(303229)
358
Charles Hendry (Wealden): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what his most recent estimate is of the volume of carbon dioxide emissions that will arise from Government operations in 2010.
(303381)
359
Charles Hendry (Wealden): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what the monetary value of contracts between the Coal Authority and Cap Gemini (a) was in each of the last five financial years and (b) is in 2009-10.
(303389)
360
Charles Hendry (Wealden): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how much in loans has been granted by Salix Finance to (a) public sector and (b) private sector bodies in (i) 2007-08, (ii) 2008-09 and (iii) 2009-10.
(303390)
361
Charles Hendry (Wealden): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what his latest estimate is of the gross revenue which will arise from the sale of allowances through the Carbon Reduction Commitment Scheme before the recycling of such monies to scheme participants in each of the next five years.
(303391)
362
Charles Hendry (Wealden): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how much was spent on advertising through each medium by the Energy Saving Trust in each of the last five years.
(303392)
363
Charles Hendry (Wealden): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, which power stations in the UK have a limited life derogation under the Large Combustion Plant Directive; and when each is expected to close.
(303393)
364
Charles Hendry (Wealden): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what projects to deploy carbon capture and storage technology are taking part in the competition for funding for this technology.
(303394)
365
Charles Hendry (Wealden): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many projects to deploy carbon capture and storage technology have expressed an interest to his Department in being part of the competition for funding for this technology.
(303395)
366
Charles Hendry (Wealden): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, which (a) Ministers and (b) special advisers (i) planned to attend and (ii) attended the reception held by his Department on 10 November 2009.
(303396)
367
Charles Hendry (Wealden): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what the purposes was of the reception held by his Department on 10 November 2009; how many guests were invited; how many attended; and what the cost was.
(303397)
368
Charles Hendry (Wealden): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what his latest estimate is of the amount of UK carbon dioxide emissions (a) including and (b) excluding the impact of emissions trading in 2008.
(303398)
369
Charles Hendry (Wealden): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how much his Department has spent on travel for Ministers undertaken by (a) car, (b) train, (c) air and (d) other means since its establishment.
(303404)
370
Charles Hendry (Wealden): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what the cost was of his Department's 1st Anniversary Stakeholder Reception held on 12 October 2009.
(303405)
371
Charles Hendry (Wealden): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, who (a) was invited to attend and (b) attended his Department's 1st Anniversary Stakeholder Reception on 12 October 2009.
(303406)
372
Charles Hendry (Wealden): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what qualifications are required for a person to undertake home energy advice work related to the carbon emissions reduction target.
(303407)
373
Charles Hendry (Wealden): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what estimate he has made of the reduction in carbon dioxide emissions attributable to the Carbon Trust's local authority carbon management programme in each year of the programme.
(303461)
374
Charles Hendry (Wealden): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, with reference to the Answer of 14 October 2009, Official Report, columns 990-91W, on climate change: research, how much his Department has spent on modelling work into the environmental consequences of (a) injecting sulphate aerosols into the stratesphere, (b) encouraging low level cloud development to increase regional reflectivity and (c) other forms of geo-engineering.
(303501)
375
Charles Hendry (Wealden): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, with reference to the Answer to the hon. Member for Tunbridge Wells of 12 October 2009, Official Report, columns 459-60W, on departmental ICT, which companies tendered to deliver the Coal Authority's Inferis IT project.
(303502)
376
Charles Hendry (Wealden): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, with reference to the Answer to the hon. Member for Tunbridge Wells of 12 October 2009, Official Report, columns 459-60W, on departmental ICT, if he will place in the Library a copy of the invitation to tender issued in respect of the Coal Authority's Inferis IT project.
(303503)
377
Charles Hendry (Wealden): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, with reference to the Answer to the hon. Member for Perth and North Perthshire of 12 October 2009, Official Report, columns 453-55W, on departmental advertising, if he will place in the Library a copy of each of the advertisements his Department placed in (a) What's on TV magazine and (b) Take a Break magazine.
(303504)
378
Charles Hendry (Wealden): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, with reference to the Answer to the hon. Member for Tunbridge Wells of 12 October 2009, Official Report, column 436W, on the Renewables Advisory Board, on what date the Renewables Advisory Board budget for 2009-10 was finalised.
(303505)
379
Charles Hendry (Wealden): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, with reference to the Answer to the hon. Member for Tunbridge Wells of 12 October 2009, Official Report, column 456W, on departmental buildings, on what date the move of his Department's staff into 3 Whitehall Place was completed.
(303506)
380
Charles Hendry (Wealden): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, with reference to the Answer to the hon. Member for Tunbridge Wells of 12 October 2009, Official Report, column 456W, on departmental buildings, what the job titles are of the 25 London-based staff in premises other than 3 Whitehall Place.
(303507)
381
Charles Hendry (Wealden): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, with reference to the Answer of 12 October 2009, Official Report, column 457W, on departmental conferences, how many (a) Ministers, (b) special advisers and (c) officials from his Department attended th EU-China Near Zero Emissions Coal Initiative phase I Final Conference.
(303508)
382
Charles Hendry (Wealden): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, with reference to the Answer of 12 October 2009, Official Report, column 457W, on departmental conferences, what the cost to the public purse was of each such conference held to date.
(303509)
383
Charles Hendry (Wealden): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, with reference to the Answer of 12 October 2009, Official Report, column 490W, on Sellafield, if he will place in the Library a copy of the report from Sellafield Limited regarding the contamination event which took place on 20 June 2008.
(303510)
384
Charles Hendry (Wealden): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, on what date he expects the first Pay as You Save pilot to commence.
(303511)
385
Charles Hendry (Wealden): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what expenditure his Department expects to incur on the Pay as You Save pilots in (a) 2009-10, (b) 2010-11 and (c) subsequent years.
(303512)
386
Charles Hendry (Wealden): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many households he expects to be included in the Pay as You Save pilots in (a) 2009-10, (b) 2010-11 and (c) subsequent years.
(303513)
387
Charles Hendry (Wealden): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, when he expects to announce the locations at which the first Pay as You Save pilots announced in Low Carbon Transition Plan will take place.
(303514)
388
Charles Hendry (Wealden): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what role his Department plans for local authorities in the Pay as You Save pilots announced in the Low Carbon Transition Plan.
(303515)
389
Charles Hendry (Wealden): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what recent estimate he has made of the likely carbon dioxide emissions per unit electric output from a modern (a) combined cycle gas turbine, (b) open cycle gas turbine and (c) integrated gasification combined cycle power station.
(303516)
390
Charles Hendry (Wealden): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what amount of carbon dioxide emissions arose from Government operations in (a) 2000 and (b) the most recent year for which figures are available.
(303520)
391
Charles Hendry (Wealden): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, if he will place in the Library a copy of each table from which (a) Chart 24 and (b) Chart 25 in the Analytical Annex to the Low Carbon Transition Plan were produced.
(303521)
392
Charles Hendry (Wealden): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what his most recent estimate is of the proportion of UK electricity that will come from renewable sources in 2010.
(303522)
393
Charles Hendry (Wealden): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what his most recent estimate is of the average cost of generating 1MW of electricity by each different generating technology.
(303523)
394
Charles Hendry (Wealden): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what the latest estimate is of UK net carbon dioxide emissions in 2008 (a) with and (b) without the inclusion of carbon trading.
(303526)
395
Charles Hendry (Wealden): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many offshore wind turbines became operational in UK waters in each of the last five years.
(303527)
396
Charles Hendry (Wealden): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what his latest estimate is of the average annual spending on (a) gas and (b) electricity by households in each household income decile.
(303529)
397
Charles Hendry (Wealden): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many and what proportion of pensioner households in (a) England and (b) the UK were in fuel poverty (i) in each year since 1997 and (ii) at the latest date for which information is available.
(303530)
398
Charles Hendry (Wealden): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what recent estimate he has made of the (a) average and (b) maximum premium being paid by customers using pre-payment meters for (i) gas and (ii) electricity compared to customers paying by direct debit.
(303531)
399
Charles Hendry (Wealden): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, who the members of his Department's Delivery and Strategy High Level Board are.
(303544)
400
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what criminal offences have been (a) abolished and (b) created by primary legislation sponsored by his Department since 1 May 2008.
(303249)
401
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many and what proportion of homes in Tamworth constituency classed as social housing were insulated under the Carbon Emissions Reduction Target scheme in (a) 2008 and (b) 2009 to date.
(302892)
402
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many homes have been insulated in the Tamworth constituency under the Carbon Emissions Reduction Target (CERT) scheme to date; and what percentage of the housing stock in Tamworth constituency has been insulated under CERT.
(302893)
403
Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, whether he plans to increase the level of assistance provided by his Department through the Renewables Obligation to (a) tidal stream, (b) wave and (c) other emerging renewable energy technologies under his Department's Marine Action Plan; and when he expects that plan to be published.
(303127)
404
Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what steps his Department has taken to implement EU Directive 2004/8/EC on the promotion of cogeneration; and if he will make a statement.
(302641)
405
N
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, if he will assess the merits of including liquefied petroleum gas amongst the fuels eligible for funding under the Warm Front scheme.
(302369)
406
N
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how much money remains to be disbursed from the Warm Front scheme in 2009-10.
(302370)
407
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, if he will consider the merits of bringing forward legislative proposals for a mandatory duty for energy utility companies to report breaches in their cyber-security to Ministers.
(302669)
408
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how much his Department has allocated for (a) year end and (b) in-year bonuses in 2009-10.
(302779)
409
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, on how many occasions he visted (a) Scotland, (b) Wales and (c) Northern Ireland in an official capacity in the last 12 months.
(303487)
410
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, whether his Department holds any contracts with any of the companies forming part of the Caparo Group.
(302866)
411
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, whether (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department have met Angad Paul in each of the last three years.
(303109)
412
Mr Don Touhig (Islwyn): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what meetings (a) each Minister and (b) officials in his Department and its predecessors have had with Capita Group plc on the administration of the miners' compensation schemes since the inception of those schemes.
(303417)
413
Mr Don Touhig (Islwyn): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, with reference to the Answer of 12 November 2009, Official Report, column 669W, on industrial diseases: compensation, on which occasions Capita Group plc has not received one hundred per cent. of the Service Level Agreement payments which could have been paid to it; and what the reasons were in each case.
(303418)
414
Mr Don Touhig (Islwyn): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, with reference to the Answer of 12 November 2009, Official Report, column 669W, on industrial diseases: compensation, whether the terms of the contract between his Department and Capita Group plc allow his Department to levy fines on Capita Group plc.
(303419)
415
Mr Don Touhig (Islwyn): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, with reference to the Answer of 12 November 2009, Official Report, column 671W, on industrial diseases: compensation, who has responsibility for reviewing Capita's performance; which contractual terms Capita has (a) met and (b) not met; how frequently Capita's performance is assessed; and what performance measures are used in such assessments.
(303420)
416
Mr Don Touhig (Islwyn): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, with reference to the Answer of 12 November 2009, Official Report, column 671W, on industrial diseases: compensation, what data were taken into account in his Department's value for money assessment of the contract with Capita Group plc.
(303421)
417
Dr Desmond Turner (Brighton, Kemptown): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, with which companies his Department has discussed the development of a smart grid in the last six months.
(302860)
418
Dr Desmond Turner (Brighton, Kemptown): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, which stakeholder groups his Department has (a) created and (b) consulted on the development of a smart grid in the last six months.
(302861)
419
Dr Desmond Turner (Brighton, Kemptown): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, when he last met (a) Ofcom and (b) Ofgem to discuss the establishment of a smart grid; and if he will make a statement.
(302862)
420
Dr Desmond Turner (Brighton, Kemptown): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what meetings with each stakeholder group he has had on the allocation of the bandwidth spectrum in respect of the development of a smart grid.
(302873)
421
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, when he last discussed the Standard Assessment Procedure grid carbon dioxide methodology with officials in his Department; and whether that methodology has been formulated to achieve the planned de-carbonisation of the grid.
(303320)
422
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what assessment he has made of the effect on the electric heating sector of the proposed Standard Assessment Procedure methodology.
(303321)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
423
Nick Ainger (Carmarthen West & South Pembrokeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many cattle have been slaughtered having tested positive for bovine TB in each of the last five years; how many of those slaughtered did not show signs of TB at post mortem in each year; and how many of those slaughtered had cultures taken at post mortem which subsequently did not confirm the presence of TB in each year.
(303534)
424
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many miles (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department and its predecessor have travelled by taxi in the course of their official duties in each year since 1997; and at what cost to the public purse in each such year.
(302706)
425
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, on what date he last travelled by (a) bus and (b) taxi in the course of his official duties.
(302726)
426
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much his Department and its predecessor have paid in vehicle clamping charges incurred on (a) privately-owned and (b) publicly-owned land in each of the last 10 years; and if he will make a statement.
(302745)
427
Sir Menzies Campbell (North East Fife): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department has entered into any contracts with Kellogg, Brown and Root or its subsidiaries since January 2009.
(303336)
428
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will estimate the carbon savings resulting from the growing of biofuels on land which had previously been (a) used to grow food crops and (b) set aside or unused; and if he will make a statement.
(303289)
429
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of species which became extinct in England in each of the last 10 years; and if he will make a statement.
(303290)
430
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many prosecutions brought by the Drinking Water Inspectorate have resulted in (a) convictions and (b) custodial sentences in each year since 1995; and how many (i) prosecutions brought, (ii) cautions given and (iii) enforcement notices served the Inspectorate was responsible for in each region in each such year.
(303291)
431
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many (a) complaints, (b) court actions and (c) fines there were against landfill sites for problems related to (i) odours, (ii) water pollution, (iii) air pollution and (iv) human health impact in each region in each of the last 10 years; what the locations were of the sites in respect of which each fine was levied; and what the fine was in each case.
(303292)
432
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps water companies are required to take to ensure that pumping stations for the drainage of low-lying areas are protected against flooding.
(303293)
433
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the (a) number of homes flooded, (b) amount of damage caused by floods and (c) insured losses arising from floods in each of the last 10 years.
(303294)
434
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the expected expenditure on each (a) capital and (b) resource expenditure flood defence project (i) under way and (ii) completed in the last two years was at the date of scheme approval.
(303297)
435
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the amount spent from the public purse on removing (a) pesticides and (b) nitrates from drinking water supplies in each of the last five years.
(303298)
436
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many farms there are in nitrate vulnerable zones in each region of England; and what the (a) size and (b) location is of each such farm.
(303451)
437
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what expenditure from the public purse on (a) anaerobic digestion and (b) composting of waste was in each of the last three years; what it is expected to be in each of the next three years; and if he will make a statement.
(303455)
438
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many licences to move badger setts English Nature has issued in each of the last 10 years.
(302760)
439
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the cost to his Department was of provision of office facilities to (a) special advisers and (b) press officers in the 2008-09 financial year.
(302973)
440
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many external consultants work for his Department.
(303228)
441
N
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many (a) Ministers and (b) civil servants of his Department plan to attend the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen; how many will be travelling by air; and at what cost to the public purse.
(302381)
442
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what criminal offences have been (a) abolished and (b) created by primary legislation sponsored by his Department since 1 May 2008.
(303250)
443
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the Tame River catchment meets the requirements of the EC Water Directive.
(302895)
444
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the merits of banning the use of wild animals in circuses; and if he will make a statement.
(303056)
445
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the (a) average and (b) highest non-consolidated performance related payment for senior civil servants in his Department was in cash terms in each of the last five years.
(303071)
446
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what his most recent estimate is of the cost to the water industry of meeting the water quality targets contained in the EU Water Framework Directive.
(303423)
447
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the average level of fine charged was for late payments in respect of the 2005 Single Payment Scheme; and what estimate he has made of the outstanding amount due relating to payments under the (a) 2005 and (b) 2006 schemes.
(303424)
448
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the European Commission on the effectiveness of controls over payments under the 2005 and 2006 Single Farm Payment schemes.
(303425)
449
Mr Patrick McLoughlin (West Derbyshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many water meters were installed by water supply companies in households in West Derbyshire constituency in the last three years.
(303190)
450
Mr Patrick McLoughlin (West Derbyshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many farms in (a) West Derbyshire constituency and (b) the East Midlands were under bovine tuberculosis restrictions (i) in each of the last five years and (ii) on the latest date for which figures are available.
(303191)
451
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what criteria his Department uses to determine whether trading in animals as pets constitutes a business for the purposes of section 7(1) of the Pet Animals Act 1951.
(303224)
452
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what definition his Department uses of too early an age for the purposes of regulating the sale of primates from the (a) cebus, (b) callithrix, (c) saimin and (d) saguinus species under the Pet Animals Act 1951; and what methodology his Department used to determine such ages.
(303225)
453
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the Answer of 15 July 2009, Official Report, column 388W, on primates, what steps the Government is taking to end the trade in primates as pets.
(303226)
454
N
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the government of Japan on the treatment of whales, dolphins and porpoises; and if he will make a statement.
(302836)
455
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the Answer of 11 June 2009, Official Report, column 961W, on rats, if he will assess the implications for his Department's policies of reports of rising trends in rat numbers; and if he will make a statement.
(302782)
456
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the Answer of 11 June 2009, Official Report, column 961W, on rats, when officials of his Department last met the UK pest control industry's Rodenticide Resistant Action Group; and if he will make a statement.
(302783)
457
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the Answer of 16 June 2009, Official Report, column 156W, on rodents, whether his Department has reviewed the revised sewer protocols of Thames Water and Yorkshire Water and their respective local authorities; and if he will make a statement.
(302784)
458
Mr Don Touhig (Islwyn): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether any contracts between Capita Group plc and his Department and its predecessors have been cancelled before completion since 1997; and whether Capita Group plc has been liable for any penalties arising from failings in the administration of contracts with his Department and its predecessors since 1997.
(303086)
459
Mr Don Touhig (Islwyn): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what criteria his Department uses in determining the award of contracts; and how much his Department and its predecessors spent on the advertisement of tenders for Government contracts since 1997.
(303099)
460
Mr Don Touhig (Islwyn): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, on how many occasions Capita Group plc tendered for contracts let by his Department in each of the last five years; how many such tenders were successful; how much his Department paid to Capita Group plc for the execution of contracts in each such year; how many contracts which terminate after 2010 Capita Group plc hold with his Department; and what the monetary value is of all outstanding contracts between his Department and Capita Group plc.
(303156)
461
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what projects have been funded by regional development agencies under the (a) Axis 1 and (b) Axis 3 of the Rural Development Programme for England since the programme began; and how much funding was awarded for each project.
(302640)
462
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated research on the quantity of food wastage since the Waste Resources Action Plan's 2007 report, The food we waste.
(302690)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
463
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many miles (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department have travelled by taxi in the course of their official duties in each year since 1997; and at what cost to the public purse in each such year.
(302716)
464
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, on what date he last travelled by (a) bus and (b) taxi in the course of his official duties.
(302735)
465
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much his Department has paid in vehicle clamping charges incurred on (a) privately-owned and (b) publicly-owned land in each of the last 10 years; and if he will make a statement.
(302754)
466
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the Answer of 5 November 2009, Official Report, columns 1112-13W, on Hakluyt, if he will publish the submission made to the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State setting out (a) the (i) reasons and (ii) justifications for not providing the information requested in Question 296748 and (b) the estimated cost of providing the information requested, required in accordance with section 7.28 of the Cabinet Office's Guide to Parliamentary Work.
(302820)
467
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the process by which the proposed President of the European Council and the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy were selected.
(303011)
468
Sir Menzies Campbell (North East Fife): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department has entered into any contracts with Kellogg, Brown and Root or its subsidiaries since January 2009.
(303334)
469
N
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the running costs of the (a) North Atlantic Assembly, (b) Assembly of Western European Union and (c) Parliamentary Assembly of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe were in the most recent year for which figures are available; and what the Government's contribution was to the costs of each such assembly in that year.
(302838)
470
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Indian counterpart on measures to enable displaced Christians in Orissa province to return to their homes.
(303117)
471
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government has taken with the government of India to assist in the protection of Christians in Orissa.
(303118)
472
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assistance he has offered to the Indian government on the restoration of religious tolerance in Orissa.
(303119)
473
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent reports he has received on the political stability of Orissa province.
(303120)
474
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what position each official in his Department seconded to the Iraq Committee of Inquiry held between January 2001 and December 2003; and for what matters each was responsible in each such year.
(303147)
475
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to the government of Iran on press freedom in that country.
(303456)
476
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has made any recent representations to the Iranian authorities on the continued use of the death penalty in that country.
(303457)
477
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he had with his (a) German and (b) French counterpart on the appointment of the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy before the appointment was made.
(303568)
478
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Filipino counterpart on the situation in Mindanao following the recent outrages there; and what support the Government is providing to enable next year's election in the Philippines to take place peacefully.
(303569)
479
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had on oil concessions in Iraq.
(303570)
480
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Chinese authorities on tainted milk in that country.
(303571)
481
N
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he plans to respond to the letters of 26 June and 21 September 2009 from the Chalfonts Branch of the United Nations Association on (a) Aung San Suu Kyi and (b) the war in Afghanistan.
(303012)
482
N
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when the Minister of State, the hon. Member for Bury, will reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Wycombe of 18 August 2009 on Shabbir Ahmed Shah.
(302150)
483
Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he plans to reply to the letters of 25 August and 25 October 2009 from the hon. Member for Oxford West and Abingdon, on his constituent Mr Heckmet Izhak.
(302674)
484
Nick Harvey (North Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the decision by the European Council not to renew the remaining restrictive measures against Uzbekistan as set out in the Common Position 2008/843/CFSP, with particular reference to the (a) sale, (b) supply, (c) transfer and (d) export of arms and related material to that country.
(303379)
485
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has received any recent representations on proposals for an oath of loyalty to the European Commission.
(302757)
486
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the cost to his Department was of the provision of office facilities to (a) special advisers and (b) press officers in the 2008-09 financial year.
(302972)
487
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many external consultants work for his Department.
(303236)
488
Mr David Heathcoat-Amory (Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what EU legislative provisions on police and judicial co-operation in criminal matters adopted on the basis of the Treaty on European Union apply to the UK and constitute part of the Schengen acquis; and which of them (a) are in force and (b) are due to come into force.
(302580)
489
Mr David Heathcoat-Amory (Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what EU legislative provisions on police and judicial co-operation in criminal matters adopted on the basis of the Treaty on European Union, other than those that constitute part of the Schengen acquis, apply to the UK and (a) are in force and (b) are due to come into force.
(302581)
490
Mr David Heathcoat-Amory (Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what EC legislative instruments including provisions on criminal law, which apply to the UK, and are in force or are due to come into force have been adopted on the basis of provisions of the Treaty establishing the European Community other than those in Title IV of Part Three of that Treaty.
(302582)
491
Mr David Heathcoat-Amory (Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what EC legislative provisions adopted on the basis of Title IV of Part Three of the Treaty establishing the European Community that apply to the UK and constitute part of the Schengen acquis (a) are in force and (b) are due to come into force.
(302583)
492
Mr David Heathcoat-Amory (Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what EC legislative provisions adopted on the basis of Title IV of Part Three of the Treaty establishing the European Community, other than those that that constitute part of the Schengen acquis, apply to the UK and (a) are in force and (b) are due to come into force.
(302584)
493
Lady Hermon (North Down): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the government of Nigeria on child welfare in that country, with particular reference to the situation of children identified by other people as witches or wizards.
(302951)
494
N
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what his Department's most recent assessment is of the level of threat to national security posed by foreign extremists, violent extremists and terrorists on student campuses in the UK.
(303023)
495
N
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of forced marriages involving at least one British citizen which took place in (a) the UK and (b) each other country in each year since 1997; and how many such citizens were (i) male and (ii) female.
(303024)
496
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what criminal offences have been (a) abolished and (b) created by primary legislation sponsored by his Department since 1 May 2008.
(303251)
497
Mr Peter Kilfoyle (Liverpool, Walton): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Italian goverment on the pay levels of British academics working in Italian universities.
(303383)
498
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will take steps to encourage staff working at Hanslope Park to (a) use public transport and (b) car share to minimise congestion on roads around the site during rush hour.
(302648)
499
N
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the (a) average and (b) highest non-consolidated performance related payment for senior civil servants in his Department was in cash terms in each of the last five years.
(303014)
500
N
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the Answer of 20 May 2009, Official Report, column 1420W, on departmental pay, what the name is of each employer supplying staff in London working on services contracted out by his Department, including on contracts that have been sub-let and business that has been awarded where the contract is not exclusive to London; what the nature is of the work undertaken on each contract; how many staff at each (a) grade and (b) location work on each contract; what the length of each contract is; and what union recognition agreements are in place with each contractor.
(303015)
501
Patrick Mercer (Newark): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many covert human intelligence sources (a) the Secret Intelligence Service and (b) GCHQ have recruited in each year since 2000.
(303144)
502
N
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many allegations his Department has received of ill-treatment of asylum seekers returned from the UK to the Democratic Republic of Congo in each of the last four years; and how many inquiries his Department has carried out into such allegations in each such year.
(302930)
503
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent reports he has received on the treatment of (a) converts to and (b) adherents of Christianity in (i) the Middle East and (ii) elsewhere.
(302684)
504
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will restart his Department's programme of human rights training and assistance for senior military personnel in Colombia.
(303022)
505
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had on an (a) Hamas funding of minority parties in Eastern and Central Europe and (b) the potential for such parties to participate in coalition governments in EU member and partner states in the period to 2014.
(303223)
506
Dr John Pugh (Southport): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate he has made of the proportion of the Taliban's income which derives from the illicit trade in opium.
(303037)
507
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, 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.
(302944)
508
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, on how many occasions he has had discussions with the representatives of devolved administrations in (a) Scotland, (b) Wales and (c) Northern Ireland in an official capacity since devolution took place.
(303563)
509
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what meetings (a) he, (b) other Ministers and (c) officials in his Department have had with Angad Paul in each of the last three years.
(302870)
510
Mr Don Touhig (Islwyn): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether any contracts between Capita Group plc and his Department have been cancelled before completion since 1997; and whether Capita Group plc has been liable for any penalties arising from failings in the administration of contracts since 1997.
(303085)
511
Mr Don Touhig (Islwyn): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what criteria his Department uses in determining the award of contracts; and how much his Department has spent on the advertisement of tenders for Government contracts since 1997.
(303131)
512
Mr Don Touhig (Islwyn): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, on how many occasions Capita Group plc tendered for contracts let by his Department in each of the last five years; how many such tenders were successful; how much his Department paid to Capita Group plc for the execution of contracts in each such year; how many contracts which terminate after 2010 Capita Group plc hold with his Department; and what the monetary value is of all outstanding contracts between his Department and Capita Group plc.
(303155)
513
N
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to mark the 75th anniversary of the British Council.
(302385)
514
N
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has received from the organisation Justice for Colombia on the negotiation of a Free Trade Agreement between the European Union and Colombia; what assessment he has made of those representations; and if he will make a statement.
(302386)
515
N
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what his latest assessment is of the political situation in Fiji.
(302679)
516
N
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the Prime Minister of Fiji, with particular reference to the recent expulsion from Fiji of the High Commissioners of (a) Australia and (b) New Zealand; and if he will make a statement.
(302680)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
517
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many miles (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department travelled by taxi in the course of their official duties in each year since 1997; and at what cost to the public purse in each such year.
(302700)
518
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, on what date he last travelled by (a) bus and (b) taxi in the course of his official duties.
(302721)
519
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much his Department has paid in vehicle clamping charges incurred on (a) privately-owned and (b) publicly-owned land in each of the last 10 years; and if he will make a statement.
(302739)
520
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what clinical and governance standards apply to health facilities used to obtain forensic evidence from children subject to sexual assault in order to assist in the potential prosecution of criminal offences.
(302644)
521
N
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the Answer of 16 October 2009, Official Report, column 104W, on incontinence: children, what assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of provision for children's continence services in the last five years; and what plans exist to assess them in the next five years with particular reference to assessing (a) the extent of implementation of the guidance on integrated or joined-up continence services referred to in the National Service Framework for Children, Young People and Maternity and (b) the effect of the Continence Exemplar published by his Department.
(302984)
522
Mr David Cameron (Witney): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects to receive the report of the National Specialised Commissioning Group on children's cardiac surgery services in England; what considerations he is taking into account in respect of proposed reconfiguration of these services; and what research he has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the level of specialisation required for children's heart surgery in the last three years.
(302953)
523
Sir Menzies Campbell (North East Fife): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department has entered into any contracts with Kellogg, Brown and Root or its subsidiaries since January 2009.
(303341)
524
N
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will commission research on the effects of the introduction of snus into the UK market on the incidence of smoking-associated diseases.
(302839)
525
N
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research his Department has conducted on the effects of the introduction of snus into the UK market on (a) the level of smoking cessation, (b) the incidence of smoking-related diseases and (c) the prevalence of cigarette smoking.
(302840)
526
N
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Oral Answer of 24 November 2009, Official Report, columns 387-88, on smoking cessation, what the evidential basis was for his comments on the findings of the Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks that the benefits of smokeless tobacco products outweigh the risks for those switching to smokeless tobacco from conventional tobacco.
(302843)
527
Nadine Dorries (Mid Bedfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people with (a) stab wounds and (b) gunshot wounds were admitted to each hospital trust in Mid Bedfordshire constituency in each of the last five years.
(302922)
528
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of new entrants to registered nursing in the NHS were graduates in each of the last 10 years.
(303579)
529
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of people living with HIV who have not yet been diagnosed.
(303073)
530
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to encourage HIV testing among (a) high risk and (b) other groups.
(303074)
531
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of people who have (a) been tested for HIV, (b) been diagnosed with HIV and (c) developed AIDS in each of the last five years.
(303075)
532
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of people diagnosed with HIV who previously resided in countries in (a) the EU, (b) the Americas, (c) Africa, (d) Asia and (e) Australasia.
(303076)
533
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of people diagnosed with HIV who contracted the infection overseas in the last 12 months.
(303077)
534
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people were treated at the accident and emergency department at Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup, in the last three years for which figures are available.
(302587)
535
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has for the future of maternity services for residents in the London Borough of Bexley; and if he will make a statement.
(302588)
536
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance his Department issues to NHS hospital trusts on budget deficits and safeguarding services.
(302589)
537
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has for the future of elective surgery for residents in the London Borough of Bexley; and if he will make a statement.
(302590)
538
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has for the future of stroke services for residents in the London Borough of Bexley; and if he will make a statement.
(302591)
539
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of blue light emergency cases in the London Borough of Bexley were taken to (a) Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup, (b) Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woolwich and (c) Darenth Valley Hospital, Dartford, in the last three years for which figures are available.
(302592)
540
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of the performance of South London Healthcare NHS Trust.
(302593)
541
Andrew George (St Ives): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what timetable he has set for the allocation to primary care trusts of funding at the level determined by the formula announced in December 2008.
(303422)
542
N
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much his Department spent per capita in (a) England and (b) Buckinghamshire in each of the last three years.
(302152)
543
N
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many redundancies are planned to be made by each hospital trust in the South East between 24 November 2009 and 31 March 2010.
(302153)
544
N
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which hospital trusts in the South East have plans to reduce numbers of emergency attendances at accident and emergency departments by March 2010; and what targets those plans include for the reduction of such attendances.
(302797)
545
N
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many babies have been delivered at (a) Wycombe Hospital and (b) Stoke Mandeville Hospital in each month since January 2006.
(302151)
546
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost to his Department was of provision of office facilities to (a) special advisers and (b) press officers in the 2008-09 financial year.
(302971)
547
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many external consultants work for his Department.
(303237)
548
N
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment his Department has made of the effect on public health of emissions from a functioning incinerator.
(302956)
549
N
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the Answer to the hon. Member for Lewes of 17 September 2007, Official Report, column 2209W, on infant mortality: incineration, what recent assessment his Department has made of the correlation between the presence of a functioning incinerator and the incidence of infant mortality in that area.
(302957)
550
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what criminal offences have been (a) abolished and (b) created by primary legislation sponsored by his Department since 1 May 2008.
(303252)
551
Mark Hunter (Cheadle): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will take steps to increase the provision of information to blind or partially-sighted people on their (a) diagnosis and (b) treatment.
(303362)
552
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which London boroughs have implemented rules prohibiting ear and body piercing for those under the age of 18 years without parental consent.
(303052)
553
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what powers local authorities have in respect of the regulation of ear and body piercing for those under the age of 18 years without parental consent; and if he will make a statement.
(303053)
554
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent representations he has received from the Royal College of Surgeons on the European Working Time Directive.
(303054)
555
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what account he took of representations from the Royal College of Surgeons on the European Working Time Directive before the implementation of that Directive; and if he will make a statement.
(303055)
556
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has for changes to the attendance allowance to take into account the proposals of his Department's Green Paper on Shaping the Future of Care Together; and if he will make a statement.
(303057)
557
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people were admitted to hospital with knife wounds in (a) the North East and (b) Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland constituency in each year since 1997.
(303104)
558
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the Written Ministerial Statement of 24 November 2009, Official Report, columns 57-8WS, on the Departmental Expenditure Account (2008-09), which pandemic flu items required the transfer of funds from his Department's capital expenditure limit to its revenue expenditure limit.
(302935)
559
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what areas his Department has identified where it would be clinically inappropriate to substitute a branded medicine for a generic version; and if he will make a statement.
(303020)
560
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department plans to take to assess the effect on patient safety of proposals to introduce automatic generic substitution.
(303021)
561
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will bring forward proposals to introduce statutory regulation of herbal medicine and herbal medicine practitioners.
(302646)
562
N
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the (a) average and (b) highest non-consolidated performance related payment for senior civil servants in his Department was in cash terms in each of the last five years.
(303072)
563
Laura Moffatt (Crawley): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has for the future of his Department's FAST campaign to raise stroke awareness.
(303447)
564
N
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the proportion of botox produced in the UK which has been used for (a) cosmetic and (b) medical procedures.
(302661)
565
N
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, on how many occasions botox has been used in medical procedures performed by the NHS in each of the last three years.
(302666)
566
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what official (a) meetings and (b) engagements he had on 27 October 2009; at what times and venues each took place; what the purposes of each were; and if he will make a statement.
(303528)
567
Mr Andrew Pelling (Croydon Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research his Department has (a) funded and (b) supported in other ways on the use of jellyfish mucin in the treatment of arthritis.
(302954)
568
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance he has issued to strategic health authorities on the length of time within which they should aim to reply to correspondence from hon. Members.
(303173)
569
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if his Department will issue guidance to NHS trusts on the length of time within which they should aim to reply to correspondence from hon. Members.
(303174)
570
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his most recent estimate is of the (a) number and (b) percentage of mammogram scans which are reviewed by (i) one and (ii) two clinicians; and if he will make a statement.
(302653)
571
N
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what specialisms must be available on site before a hospital accident and emergency department can be designated as such.
(302656)
572
Dr John Pugh (Southport): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he has made any assessment of the effect of fitness-based video games on the level of (a) fitness, (b) obesity and (c) activity of children.
(303034)
573
Dr John Pugh (Southport): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many children aged (a) between five and seven, (b) between seven and 11, (c) between 11 and 14 years old have been seen by a medical professional owing to stress-related conditions in each month of the last three years.
(303035)
574
Dr John Pugh (Southport): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many children under the age of 16 years have been admitted to hospital owing to ingestion of (a) alcohol, (b) nicotine and tobacco, (c) prescription drugs and (d) Class (i) A, (ii) B and (iii) C drugs in each of the last five years.
(303116)
575
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his most recent estimate is of the number of new cases of swine influenza diagnosed in each of the last six months.
(302815)
576
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent discussions he has had with the National Union of Students on nursing degrees; and if he will make a statement.
(302896)
577
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of prescribing anti-psychotic drugs in each year since 1997.
(302897)
578
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost to the public purse of the NHS Comms Link was at the latest date for which figures are available.
(302899)
579
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many registered users of the NHS Comms Link there are.
(302900)
580
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his most recent estimate is of the average number of people who use the NHS Comms Link each (a) day and (b) month.
(302901)
581
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many registered users of the NHS Comms Link (a) did not use that system in November 2009 and (b) have not used that system in 2009 to date.
(302902)
582
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many administrators of the NHS Comms Link there are.
(302903)
583
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assistance his Department provides to schools in respect of education on sickle cell anaemia.
(302904)
584
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he has visited any sickle cell disorder support groups in the last 12 months.
(302905)
585
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much his Department has spent on raising the level of public awareness of sickle cell disorders in each year since 1997.
(302906)
586
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much his Department has spent on services for those with sickle cell anaemia in each year since 1997.
(302907)
587
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent steps his Department has taken to improve the standard of services for those diagnosed with sickle cell anaemia.
(302909)
588
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many cases of sickle cell anaemia have been diagnosed in each year since 1997.
(302910)
589
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent discussions he has had with student bodies other than the National Union of Students on nursing degrees.
(302912)
590
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of people who have been prescribed anti-psychotic drugs in each year since 1997.
(302913)
591
Mr Virendra Sharma (Ealing Southall): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the Care Quality Commission assesses tuberculosis services routinely; and if he will instruct the Commission to conduct a specific review of the effectiveness of such services.
(302845)
592
Mr Virendra Sharma (Ealing Southall): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what measures are in place to screen for tuberculosis migrants who enter the UK other than through Gatwick or Heathrow airports.
(302846)
593
Mr Virendra Sharma (Ealing Southall): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the (a) Heathrow and (b) Gatwick airports health control units screen for tuberculosis 24 hours a day.
(302847)
594
Mr Virendra Sharma (Ealing Southall): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects his Department's evaluation of the TB Find and Treat Project to be complete.
(302848)
595
Mr Virendra Sharma (Ealing Southall): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for what reasons the electronic tuberculosis surveillance systems in operation in (a) London and (b) elsewhere in England differ; and whether he plans to amalgamate the two systems.
(302850)
596
Mr Virendra Sharma (Ealing Southall): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his policy is on the administration of BCG vaccinations for children and adolescents in London living in low tuberculosis-incidence areas but attending schools in high incidence areas.
(302851)
597
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many eye tests were funded by the public purse in each region in each of the last two years; and what percentage of those who had eye tests subsequently received (i) spectacles for the first time and (ii) replacement or repairs of spectacles funded by the public purse.
(303574)
598
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many hospital staff in England were physically assaulted while on duty in each of the last three years.
(303575)
599
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) GPs, (b) dentists, (c) optometrists and (d) pharmacies there were in each region in each of the last two years; and how many this equated to per 100,000 resident population in each category.
(303576)
600
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many hospital staff in England were hospitalised as a result of assault while on duty in each of the last three years.
(303577)
601
Ms Angela C. Smith (Sheffield, Hillsborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to prevent the sale of alcohol to minors.
(302665)
602
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment his Department has made of the standard of treatment of acoustic neuromas; what steps his Department is taking to raise the level of public awareness of that condition; and if he will make a statement.
(303043)
603
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment his Department has made of the performance of the National Centre of Stereotactic Radiosurgery in meeting the NHS 18-week pathway target; and if he will make a statement.
(303044)
604
N
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance his Department issues to NHS ambulance trusts on the development of protocols for mutual assistance to cover areas at the border between trusts; and if he will make a statement.
(301912)
605
Mr Don Touhig (Islwyn): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether any contracts between Capita Group plc and his Department have been cancelled before completion since 1997; and whether Capita Group plc has been liable for any penalties arising from failings in the administration of contracts since 1997.
(303094)
606
Mr Don Touhig (Islwyn): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what criteria his Department uses in determining the award of contracts; and how much his Department has spent on the advertisement of tenders for Government contracts since 1997.
(303132)
607
Mr Don Touhig (Islwyn): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, on how many occasions Capita Group plc tendered for contracts let by his Department in each of the last five years; how many such tenders were successful; how much his Department paid to Capita Group plc for the execution of contracts in each such year; how many contracts which terminate after 2010 Capita Group plc hold with his Department; and what the monetary value is of all outstanding contracts between his Department and Capita Group plc.
(303157)
608
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress has been made towards meeting his Department's 2011 deadline for the screening of non-elective patients for MRSA.
(302675)
609
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many primary care trusts have started to screen non-elective patients for MRSA in advance of his Department's 2011 deadline for such screening.
(302676)
610
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to encourage the provision of chlamydia screening in settings other than (a) GP surgeries and (b) genito-urinary clinics.
(302677)
611
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of the rate of uptake of chlamydia screening in primary care trusts; and if he will make a statement.
(302678)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
612
Nick Ainger (Carmarthen West & South Pembrokeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance his Department has issued to police forces on the publication of information on the number of fixed penalty notices issued in respect of offences committed upon a particular part of the highway; and if he will make a statement.
(303532)
613
Nick Ainger (Carmarthen West & South Pembrokeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will ask South Wales Police Force to review its decision on publication of the number of fixed penalty notices issued for speeding in the 50mph limit area on the approach to the Severn Bridge toll booths on the M4.
(303533)
614
Nick Ainger (Carmarthen West & South Pembrokeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many drivers have received a fixed penalty fine for speeding in the 50 mph limit area approaching the Severn Bridge toll booths on the M4 in each of the last four years.
(303535)
615
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications for political asylum his Department has received from individuals from China citing their Tibetan origin as a reason for seeking asylum in each year since 1997.
(302634)
616
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many miles (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department have travelled by taxi in the course of their official duties in each year since 1997; and at what cost to the public purse in each such year.
(302710)
617
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on what date he last travelled by (a) bus and (b) taxi in the course of his official duties.
(302730)
618
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much his Department has paid in vehicle clamping charges incurred on (a) privately-owned and (b) publicly-owned land in each of the last 10 years; and if he will make a statement.
(302749)
619
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many arrests for (a) drunk and disorderly conduct, (b) assault, (c) battery, (d) sexual assault, (e) indecent exposure, (f) theft and (g) breach of an anti-social behaviour order there were on (i) trains, (ii) buses and (iii) aeroplanes in each of the last five years in the lowest recorded administrative division for which figures are available, broken down by the (A) age and (B) ethnicity of the person arrested.
(302771)
620
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many animals were used in regulated procedures at Wickham Laboratories in 2008; and how many such procedures were re-uses.
(302772)
621
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many regulated procedures were carried out on animals at Wickham Laboratories in 2008; and how many of these involved potency testing of botulinum toxin.
(302811)
622
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many breaches in (a) project and (b) personal licences occurred at Wickham Laboratories between 2003 and 2008; and if he will provide details in each case.
(302812)
623
Mr Julian Brazier (Canterbury): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the Minister for Immigration plans to reply to the letters of 20 and 21 July 2009 from the hon. Member for Canterbury on the gap entrant visa requirements.
(302672)
624
Mr Julian Brazier (Canterbury): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the Minister for Immigration plans to reply to the letters of 15 June and 1 September 2009 from the hon. Member for Canterbury on changes in visa requirements for academics.
(302673)
625
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment he has made of the likely effects on health of the use of mephedrone as a recreational drug; what advice he has received from the Advisory Council for the Misuse of Drugs on mephodrone; and if he will make a statement.
(302577)
626
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many children aged between 10 and 15 years breached anti-social behaviour orders in (a) 2006 and (b) 2007; and how many breaches occurred in each year.
(302578)
627
N
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent representations he has received on the protection of internet users in the UK, with particular reference to (a) trials of deep packet inspection hardware and (b) the consent of internet users to the interception of their communications; and if he will make a statement.
(302777)
628
N
Angela Browning (Tiverton & Honiton): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what security requirements are made by his Department in respect of (a) people employed to provide audio transcription services to his Department from home, (b) the premises in which work to provide such services is carried out and (c) arrangements for the transfer of data between such premises and his Department.
(302694)
629
Sir Menzies Campbell (North East Fife): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether his Department has entered into any contracts with Kellogg, Brown and Root or its subsidiaries since January 2009.
(303329)
630
Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications for entry to the UK under the points-based immigration system had been made by overseas students on the latest date for which figures are available; how many such applications were granted, and in respect of how many such applications the customer service standards set by his Department in relation to such applications were not met.
(303281)
631
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Answer of 10 November 2009, Official Report, column 339, on the National Public Order Intelligence Unit, what the budget of the unit was in each financial year since 2003.
(302960)
632
Nadine Dorries (Mid Bedfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many attacks on police officers there have been in Mid Bedfordshire constituency in each of the last five years.
(302921)
633
N
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many permits have been granted under (a) Tier 1 (general), (b) Tier 1 (post study entry), (c) Tier 2 (shortage occupation), (d) Tier 2 (intra-company transfer), (e) Tier 2 (resident labour market test), (f) Tier 4 (students) and (g) Tier 4 (working holiday makers) scheme in each month since they came into operation.
(302154)
634
N
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) work permits with a length of more than 12 months and (b) highly skilled migrant programme permits were issued in 2008-09.
(302155)
635
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost to his Department was of provision of office facilities to (a) special advisers and (b) press officers in the 2008-09 financial year.
(302970)
636
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many external consultants work for his Department.
(303233)
637
N
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will take steps to ensure that those whose claim for asylum is refused but who are unable to return home immediately through no fault of their own are allowed to work in the UK pending their return.
(302156)
638
N
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what his policy is on allowing asylum seekers to work if they have been waiting longer than six months for a full resolution of an asylum claim.
(302157)
639
N
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average (a) pay and (b) pay-related cost was of employing a full-time police officer at the rank of sergeant or below in the most recent period for which figures are available.
(302194)
640
N
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people with records on the national fingerprint database were aged (a) under 10, (b) from 10 to 15, (c) 16 or 17 and (d) 18 or more years old in each year since 1997.
(302365)
641
N
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many employees of his Department and its agencies were convicted of a criminal offence of each type in each year since 1997.
(302464)
642
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many children from each country of origin aged (a) 17, (b) 12 to 16, (c) five to 11 and (d) under five years old have been detained under immigration rules in each of the last 12 years.
(302881)
643
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum seekers who declared their age to be (a) 17, (b) 12 to 16, (c) five to 11 and (d) under five years old have been the subject of age disputes in each of the last 12 years.
(302882)
644
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many children seeking asylum and aged (a) 17, (b) 12 to 16, (c) five to 11 and (d) under five years old have been removed from the UK through (i) voluntary and (ii) forced departure in each year since 1997.
(302883)
645
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, to which countries children seeking asylum aged (a) 17, (b) 12 to 16, (c) five to 11 and (d) under five years old have been deported in each year since 1997.
(302884)
646
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many children from each country of origin aged (a) 17, (b) 12 to 16, (c) five to 11 and (d) under five years old have been refused asylum in each year since 1997.
(302885)
647
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many children from each country of origin aged (a) 17, (b) 12 to 16, (c) five to 11 and (d) under five years old have claimed asylum in each year since 1997.
(302886)
648
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many children aged (a) 17 years, (b) between 12 and 16 years, (c) between five and 11 years and (d) under five years who have been detained under immigration rules have (i) absconded and (ii) attempted to abscond from detention in each of the last 12 years.
(302958)
649
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what criminal offences have been (a) abolished and (b) created by primary legislation sponsored by his Department since 1 May 2008.
(303253)
650
Sir Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he intends to reply to the letter of 12 October 2009 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Miss Aisha Din.
(303385)
651
Sir Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he intends to reply to the letter of 15 October 2009 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mr M. Jilani.
(303386)
652
Sir Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he intends to reply to the letter of 8 October 2009 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mr M. Amin.
(303387)
653
Sir Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he intends to reply to the letter of 9 October 2009 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mr Waqas Ur Rashid.
(303408)
654
Sir Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he intends to reply to the letter of 7 October 2009 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mr Fadumo Sharif Ahmed.
(303409)
655
Sir Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he intends to reply to the letter of 5 October 2009 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mrs Gul Bano.
(303410)
656
Sir Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he intends to reply to the letter of 5 October 2009 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mr James Mwaguta Pondayi.
(303411)
657
Sir Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he intends to reply to the letter of 5 October 2009 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mr Muhsin Gafur Karim.
(303412)
658
Sir Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he intends to reply to the letter of 5 October 2009 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mrs Bashir Begum.
(303413)
659
Sir Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he intends to reply to the letter of 29 September 2009 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Kashif Masood.
(303414)
660
Sir Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he intends to reply to the letter of 5 October 2009 from the right hon. Member for Manchester Gorton with regard to Mr Rara Ali Raza.
(303415)
661
Sir Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he intends to reply to the letter of 5 October 2009 from the right hon. member for Manchester Gorton with regard to Mr Farai Edgar Kwedza.
(303416)
662
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance his Department has issued on the application of section 17 of the Firearms (Amendment) Act 1997 to the practice of Spitfire pistol tooling; and if he will make a statement.
(303126)
663
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people in (a) England, (b) Wales, (c) the North East and (d) Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland constuency were (i) fatally and (ii) non-fatally wounded by a firearm in each year since 1997.
(302928)
664
Mr Alan Meale (Mansfield): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost to each police force has been of operations which resulted in the seizure and crushing of motor vehicles in each of the last four years.
(303283)
665
Mr Alan Meale (Mansfield): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many motor vehicles the police have ordered to be crushed in each police force area in each of the last four years.
(303285)
666
Patrick Mercer (Newark): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications for the use of covert human intelligence sources by (a) police forces in England and Wales, (b) the Security Service, (c) the Secret Intelligence Service, (d) GCHQ, (e) the National Criminal Intelligence Service, (f) the National Crime Squad and (g) the Serious Fraud Office have been refused by his Department under section 29(7) of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 in each year since 2000.
(302993)
667
Patrick Mercer (Newark): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many covert human intelligence sources have been recruited by (a) police forces in England and Wales, (b) the security services, (c) the National Criminal Intelligence Service and (d) the National Crime Squad in each year since 2000.
(303142)
668
Jessica Morden (Newport East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what consultation was undertaken in Wales as part of his Department's consultation on violence against women.
(303260)
669
Mr Malcolm Moss (North East Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many crimes involving the use of a knife were recorded by police in (a) England and (b) North East Cambridgeshire constituency in each of the last 10 years.
(303187)
670
Dr John Pugh (Southport): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many farms are licensed to grow opium; how many hectares each licence covers; and how many companies are licensed to harvest the crop.
(303032)
671
Dr John Pugh (Southport): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the proportion of (a) acquisitive and (b) sex work-related crime committed which was motivated by the need to raise money to purchase illegal drugs in the latest period for which figures are available.
(303033)
672
Dr John Pugh (Southport): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what factors his Department took into account in determining (a) the repatriation to Malaysia of Agnes Wong and (b) the sum which she was awarded under the Facilitated Returns Scheme; and if he will make a statement.
(303322)
673
Dr John Pugh (Southport): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many foreign nationals who have been convicted in this country in each of the last five years were identified by a Government department or agency as having a criminal record in another country or countries (a) on entry into the UK and (b) on release from custody.
(303323)
674
Dr John Pugh (Southport): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the maximum sum in assistance is that a foreign national can claim under (a) the Facilitated Returns Scheme, (b) reintegration assistance and (c) each other form of assistance provided by his Department.
(303324)
675
Dr John Pugh (Southport): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, to what countries foreign nationals subject to the Facilitated Returns Scheme have been repatriated.
(303325)
676
Dr John Pugh (Southport): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much has been paid under the Facilitated Returns Scheme in each year since its inception.
(303326)
677
Dr John Pugh (Southport): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average payment to a foreign national under the Facilitated Returns Scheme has been since its inception.
(303327)
678
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on how many occasions he visted (a) Scotland, (b) Wales and (c) Northern Ireland in an official capacity in the last 12 months.
(303488)
679
N
Hon Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many workers were permitted to enter the UK in the categories listed in paragraphs 8.4 and 8.5 of the Migration Advisory Committee's October 2009 review of the shortage occupation lists for the UK and Scotland in the last 12 months for which figures are available.
(302853)
680
N
Hon Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) people have been granted post-study entry into Tier One of the points based system in each quarter for which information is available and (b) new arrivals have been granted visas under (i) the Highly Skilled Migrants Programme and (ii) Tier One in each quarter since the inception of the former.
(302856)
681
N
Hon Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Answer to the hon. Member for Epsom and Ewell of 5 November 2009, Official Report, column 1138W, on immigrations controls, how many sponsorship licences have been granted to (a) employers and (b) educational institutions since the inception of the points-based system.
(302931)
682
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many of the work permits granted on the basis of intra-company transfer in respect of non-EU IT contractors in each quarter of the last five years were granted in relation to Government-funded projects.
(303039)
683
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many of the work permits granted on the basis of intra-company transfer in respect of non-EU IT contractors in the last five years were valid on the latest date for which figures are available.
(303040)
684
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications for a work permit on the basis of intra-company transfer were (a) made and (b) granted in respect of non-EU IT contractors in each of the last (i) five years and (ii) eight quarters; and if he will make a statement.
(303041)
685
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many companies in each industry sector have obtained approval for an intra-company transfer in each month since 31 December 2008.
(303047)
686
N
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he expects to announce the conclusion of the review of the recommendations of the National CCTV Strategy.
(302798)
687
Mr Don Touhig (Islwyn): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether any contracts between Capita Group plc and his Department have been cancelled before completion since 1997; and whether Capita Group plc has been liable for any penalties arising from failings in the administration of contracts since 1997.
(303087)
688
Mr Don Touhig (Islwyn): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what criteria his Department uses in determining the award of contracts; and how much his Department has spent on the advertisement of tenders for Government contracts since 1997.
(303133)
689
Mr Don Touhig (Islwyn): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on how many occasions Capita Group plc tendered for contracts let by his Department in each of the last five years; how many such tenders were successful; how much his Department paid to Capita Group plc for the execution of contracts in each such year; how many contracts which terminate after 2010 Capita Group plc hold with his Department; and what the monetary value is of all outstanding contracts between his Department and Capita Group plc.
(303158)
690
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much the administration of the citizenship tests has cost since the inception of such tests.
(303110)
Questions to the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission
691
N
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch): To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, how much money was owed to the House of Commons Department of Resources by (a) hon. Members, (b) Officers of the House and (c) the Press Gallery Committee for expenditures incurred on catering and retail goods and services on 1 September 2009.
(302830)
Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development
692
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many miles (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department have travelled by taxi in the course of their official duties in each year since 1997; and at what cost to the public purse in each such year.
(302702)
693
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, on what date he last travelled by (a) bus and (b) taxi in the course of his official duties.
(302723)
694
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much his Department has paid in vehicle clamping charges incurred on (a) privately-owned and (b) publicly-owned land in each of the last 10 years; and if he will make a statement.
(302742)
695
Sir Menzies Campbell (North East Fife): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether his Department has entered into any contracts with Kellogg, Brown and Root or its subsidiaries since January 2009.
(303337)
696
Natascha Engel (North East Derbyshire): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department is taking to tackle barriers to education faced by adolescent girls in developing countries, with particular reference to parental expenditure on education for female children and prioritisation of education over early marriage.
(303261)
697
Andrew George (St Ives): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department takes to ensure effective co-operation between its own aid delivery and that from the Global Fund in countries where both provide aid.
(303536)
698
Andrew George (St Ives): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department takes to facilitate pharmaceutical companies assisting in the development of (a) HIV/AIDS, (b) tuberculosis, (c) malaria, (d) maternity and (e) other health programmes in developing countries.
(303537)
699
Andrew George (St Ives): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his most recent estimate is of the number and proportion of infants in each developing country who die of preventable causes before their fifth birthday.
(303538)
700
Andrew George (St Ives): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what estimate he has made of the number and proportion of mothers who died in childbirth of preventable causes in each country for which his Department holds data in the last 12 months.
(303539)
701
Andrew George (St Ives): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what direct funding his Department is providing for national tuberculosis programmes in high-burden countries; and what timetable for the delivery of such funding has been agreed with each recipient country.
(303540)
702
Andrew George (St Ives): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department is taking to combat the spread of HIV-TB co-infection in developing countries.
(303541)
703
Andrew George (St Ives): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent discussions he has had with his counterparts in other donor countries on meeting commitments to the Global Fund to fight HIV, tuberculosis and malaria; and what steps his Department is taking on this matter.
(303542)
704
Andrew George (St Ives): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment he has made of the effect of trends in (a) donor funding and (b) demand by high-burden countries on the future of the Global Fund to fight HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.
(303543)
705
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the cost to his Department was of provision of office facilities to (a) special advisers and (b) press officers in the 2008-09 financial year.
(302969)
706
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many external consultants work for his Department.
(303234)
707
N
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many (a) Ministers and (b) civil servants from his Department plan to attend the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen; how many will be travelling by air; and at what cost to the public purse.
(302380)
708
Tom Levitt (High Peak): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department is taking to include children with disabilities in the programme established to achieve the Millennium Development Goal on schooling.
(302994)
709
Tom Levitt (High Peak): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether he expects the Millennium Development Goal on schooling to be achieved in circumstances in which specific provision to meet the needs of children with disabilities is not made in the programme of work towards achievement of that goal.
(302995)
710
N
Chris McCafferty (Calder Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what guidance his Department has issued to his Department's country offices on incorporating (a) sexual and reproductive health and rights, (b) family planning and (c) abortion services into country strategy papers.
(301051)
711
N
Chris McCafferty (Calder Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that family planning and safe abortion services are included in essential health packages of countries to which his Department provides assistance.
(301052)
712
N
Chris McCafferty (Calder Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, which Country Strategy Papers prepared by his Department refer to (a) sexual and reproductive health and rights, (b) family planning and (c) abortion.
(301053)
713
N
Chris McCafferty (Calder Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment he has made of the United Nations Population Fund performance of the Global Programme in its use of the £100 million contributed to it by his Department.
(301054)
714
Mr Andrew Mitchell (Sutton Coldfield): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how he plans to (a) measure and (b) evaluate the effectiveness of money spent by his Department through the London Olympics International Inspiration 2012 Programme.
(303382)
715
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much his Department has allocated for (a) year end and (b) in-year bonuses in 2009-10.
(302778)
716
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much his Department spent on pot plants in (a) 2008 and (b) 2009.
(303102)
717
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, on how many occasions he visted (a) Scotland, (b) Wales and (c) Northern Ireland in an official capacity in the last 12 months.
(303489)
718
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what meetings (a) he, (b) other Ministers and (c) officials in his Department have had with Angad Paul in each of the last three years.
(302871)
719
Mr Don Touhig (Islwyn): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether any contracts between Capita Group plc and his Department have been cancelled before completion since 1997; and whether Capita Group plc has been liable for any penalties arising from failings in the administration of contracts since 1997.
(303088)
720
Mr Don Touhig (Islwyn): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what criteria his Department uses in determining the award of contracts; and how much his Department has spent on the advertisement of tenders for Government contracts since 1997.
(303134)
721
Mr Don Touhig (Islwyn): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, on how many occasions Capita Group plc tendered for contracts let by his Department in each of the last five years; how many such tenders were successful; how much his Department paid to Capita Group plc for the execution of contracts in each such year; how many contracts which terminate after 2010 Capita Group plc hold with his Department; and what the monetary value is of all outstanding contracts between his Department and Capita Group plc.
(303163)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Justice
722
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, for what reasons the inquest into the death of Mr Terry Jupp has been further postponed; on what date he expects the inquest to begin; and if he will make a statement.
(302629)
723
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many miles (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department and its predecessor travelled by taxi in the course of their official duties in each year since 1997; and at what cost to the public purse in each such year.
(302703)
724
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, on what date he last travelled by (a) bus and (b) taxi in the course of his official duties.
(302724)
725
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much his Department and its predecessor have paid in vehicle clamping charges incurred on (a) privately-owned and (b) publicly-owned land in each of the last 10 years; and if he will make a statement.
(302743)
726
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people have been (a) arrested for, (b) charged with and (c) convicted of causing death by careless driving under the Road Safety Act 2006 in each year since the Act came into force.
(302769)
727
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people have been (a) arrested for, (b) charged with and (c) convicted of causing death by dangerous driving in each of the last five years.
(302770)
728
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what discussions officials of his Department have had with the Prime Minister's Office on the regulation of debt management schemes.
(302658)
729
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what meetings his Department held with outside organisations prior to the publication of the consultation on the introduction of a statutory debt management scheme.
(302659)
730
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, for what reason the consultation on the introduction of a statutory debt management scheme was not published in July 2009.
(302660)
731
N
Angela Browning (Tiverton & Honiton): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what security requirements are made by his Department in respect of (a) people employed to provide audio transcription services to his Department from home, (b) the premises in which work to provide such services is carried out and (c) arrangements for the transfer of data between such premises and his Department.
(302693)
732
Sir Menzies Campbell (North East Fife): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether his Department has entered into any contracts with Kellogg, Brown and Root or its subsidiaries since January 2009.
(303330)
733
Nadine Dorries (Mid Bedfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people in (a) Mid Bedfordshire constituency, (b) the East of England 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.
(302925)
734
Nadine Dorries (Mid Bedfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many convictions for (a) offences of drink driving and (b) each other motoring offence resulted in a custodial sentence in (i) Mid Bedfordshire constituency, (ii) the East of England and (iii) England in each of the last 10 years.
(302926)
735
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the cost to his Department was of provision of office facilities to (a) special advisers and (b) press officers in the 2008-09 financial year.
(302968)
736
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many external consultants work for his Department.
(303238)
737
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what criminal offences have been (a) abolished and (b) created by primary legislation sponsored by his Department since 1 May 2008.
(303254)
738
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the latest estimate is of the annual cost of the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority.
(302638)
739
Ms Sally Keeble (Northampton North): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many children aged 10 to 17 years were given a custodial sentence after pleading guilty to a first time offence in each of the last three years.
(303452)
740
Susan Kramer (Richmond Park): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the Answer of 10 March 2009, Official Report, column 241W, on fixed penalties: Richmond Park, what progress has been made on determining a timeframe for implementing regulations to establish fixed penalties for nuisance offences in Richmond Park.
(303017)
741
Mrs Eleanor Laing (Epping Forest): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) Ministers, (b) officials, (c) representatives of local authorities and (d) (i) invited and (ii) non-invited members of the public attended the deliberative event on the British Bill of Rights and Responsibilities and a written constitution held on 21 November 2009.
(303262)
742
N
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average cost of placing a young person in (a) a secure children's home, (b) a secure training centre and (c) a young offender's institute was in each year since 1997.
(302574)
743
N
Mr Andrew Pelling (Croydon Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people in the London Borough of Croydon who were remanded in custody in each year between 1997 and 2008 were not convicted of the offences in respect of which they were remanded in custody; and how many days in total such people spent on remand in each such year.
(301592)
744
N
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many information notices the Information Commissioner has issued to each Department in each year since 2005 in circumstances in which he considers there has been undue delay by that Department in providing the information requested.
(302841)
745
Dr John Pugh (Southport): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the recidivism rate is for offenders convicted of (a) drug-related crime and (b) all other crimes.
(303036)
746
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many of those convicted of murder since 1997 have been placed in open prisons; and how many such offenders have escaped.
(302916)
747
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners have escaped from custody (a) during transfer between prisons and (b) in other circumstances in each month of the last five years.
(302920)
748
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, on how many occasions he visted (a) Scotland, (b) Wales and (c) Northern Ireland in an official capacity in the last 12 months.
(303490)
749
N
Hon Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what rules and procedures apply to the consideration for parole of prisoners who have received (a) a life and (b) an indeterminate sentence; and what procedures apply in respect of each such sentence.
(302849)
750
Mr Don Touhig (Islwyn): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether any contracts between Capita Group plc and his Department and its predecessors have been cancelled before completion since 1997; and whether Capita Group plc has been liable for any penalties arising from failings in the administration of contracts since 1997.
(303089)
751
Mr Don Touhig (Islwyn): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what criteria his Department uses in determining the award of contracts; and how much his Department and its predecessors spent on the advertisement of tenders for Government contracts since 1997.
(303098)
752
Mr Don Touhig (Islwyn): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, on how many occasions Capita Group plc tendered for contracts let by his Department and its predecessors in each of the last five years; how many such tenders were successful; how much his Department and its predecessors paid to Capita Group plc for the execution of contracts in each such year; how many contracts which terminate after 2010 Capita Group plc hold with his Department; and what the monetary value is of all outstanding contracts between his Department and Capita Group plc.
(303162)
753
N
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what criminal offences have been created in each year since 1997.
(302855)
754
Mr Shailesh Vara (North West Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the Answer to the hon. Member for Eastleigh of 27 October 2009, Official Report, column 334W, on prisons: convictions, for what reasons the information requested is not held.
(303463)
755
Mr Shailesh Vara (North West Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the Answer to the hon. Member for Eastleigh of 11 November 2009, Official Report, columns 492-4W, on prisons: drugs, how many prisoners have tested positive for drugs on (a) one, (b) two, (c) three and (d) four or more occasions in each prison in 2008-09.
(303464)
756
Mr Shailesh Vara (North West Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many instances of alcohol abuse were reported in each prison in England in each of the last five years.
(303546)
757
Mr Shailesh Vara (North West Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many body orifice security scanners are (a) installed and (b) in use in each prison.
(303547)
758
Mr Shailesh Vara (North West Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) visitors, (b) staff and (c) prisoners were caught attempting to smuggle illegal drugs into each prison in England in each of the last five years; and what steps have been taken in respect of those so caught.
(303548)
759
Mr Shailesh Vara (North West Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, in which prisons the searching of (a) visitors and (b) staff is not mandatory; and if he will make a statement.
(303549)
760
Mr Ben Wallace (Lancaster & Wyre): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people convicted of murder and subsequently released on compassionate grounds since 1993 have died (a) within three months of and (b) more than three months after their date of release.
(303545)
761
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people have been convicted of offences of drug (a) possession and (b) dealing in (i) Reading East constituency and (ii) Berkshire in the last 12 months.
(303328)
Questions to the Leader of the House
762
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth): To ask the Leader of the House, how much Sir Thomas Legg's work on hon. Members' expenses is expected to cost.
(302637)
763
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Leader of the House, what training sessions were attended by (a) Ministers and (b) special advisers in her Office at public expense in each of the last three years.
(302947)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
764
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many miles (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department have travelled by taxi in the course of their official duties in each year since 1997; and at what cost to the public purse in each such year.
(302708)
765
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, on what date he last travelled by (a) bus and (b) taxi in the course of his official duties.
(302728)
766
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much his Department has paid in vehicle clamping charges incurred on (a) privately-owned and (b) publicly-owned land in each of the last 10 years; and if he will make a statement.
(302747)
767
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what position each official in his Department seconded to the Iraq Committee of Inquiry held between January 2001 and December 2003; and for what matters each was responsible in each such year.
(303145)
768
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, on how many occasions the working party established to develop guidance on abortion in Northern Ireland has met in each of the last five years; and if he will publish the minutes of each such meeting.
(303458)
769
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what recent representations he has received from Northern Ireland on the law on abortion.
(303459)
770
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many meetings he has had with (a) the Minister of Health of the Northern Ireland Executive, (b) members of the medical profession and (c) others in relation to abortion in Northern Ireland.
(303460)
771
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many (a) regular and (b) full-time reserve police officers there have been in each constituency in Northern Ireland in each year since 2001.
(303465)
772
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what percentage of the budget of the Police Service of Northern Ireland is spent on administrative costs.
(303466)
773
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many police officers in Northern Ireland are assigned to duties other than front-line policing.
(303467)
774
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the operation of the Serious Organised Crime Agency in Northern Ireland.
(303468)
775
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many attacks there have been on (a) police officers, (b) traffic wardens and (c) Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency workers in Northern Ireland in each year since 2005.
(303469)
776
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many people with a disability were employed in (a) his Department, (b) its agencies and (c) its non-departmental public bodies in each of the last three years.
(303471)
777
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what meetings he has had with disability organisations since his appointment.
(303472)
778
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many disabled people are employed as (a) regular police officers and (b) full-time reservists in the Police Service of Northern Ireland.
(303473)
779
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of his Department's guidelines in relation to the recruitment and employment of disabled people in the Northern Ireland Office.
(303474)
780
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the cost to his Department was of the provision of office facilities to (a) special advisers and (b) press officers in the 2008-09 financial year.
(302967)
781
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many external consultants work for his Department.
(303239)
782
Lady Hermon (North Down): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much his Department has budgeted for introducing police community support officers to Northern Ireland; and what the budgeted cost of one police officer in Northern Ireland was in the latest period for which figures are available.
(302941)
783
Lady Hermon (North Down): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what estimate has been made of the cost to the public purse of introducing police community support officers in Northern Ireland.
(302942)
784
Lady Hermon (North Down): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether he plans to introduce measures to block mobile phone signals in prisons and detention centres in Northern Ireland.
(302943)
785
Lady Hermon (North Down): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether he has estimated the cost to the public purse of blocking mobile telephone signals in prison facilities in Northern Ireland.
(302949)
786
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what criminal offences have been (a) abolished and (b) created by primary legislation sponsored by his Department since 1 May 2008.
(303255)
787
N
Mr Eddie McGrady (South Down): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what mechanisms there are to ensure his Department complies with equal pay legislation.
(302651)
788
N
Mr Eddie McGrady (South Down): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what recent discussions he has had with (a) loyalist groups and (b) the Irish government on decommissioning of arms; and if he will make a statement.
(302652)
789
Mr Don Touhig (Islwyn): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether any contracts between Capita Group plc and his Department have been cancelled before completion since 1997; and whether Capita Group plc has been liable for any penalties arising from failings in the administration of contracts since 1997.
(303090)
790
Mr Don Touhig (Islwyn): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what criteria his Department uses in determining the award of contracts; and how much his Department has spent on the advertisement of tenders for Government contracts since 1997.
(303135)
791
Mr Don Touhig (Islwyn): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, on how many occasions Capita Group plc tendered for contracts let by his Department in each of the last five years; how many such tenders were successful; how much his Department paid to Capita Group plc for the execution of contracts in each such year; how many contracts which terminate after 2010 Capita Group plc hold with his Department; and what the monetary value is of all outstanding contracts between his Department and Capita Group plc.
(303161)
Questions to the Minister for the Olympics
792
Sir Menzies Campbell (North East Fife): To ask the Minister for the Olympics, whether the Government Olympic Executive has entered into any contracts with Kellogg, Brown and Root or its subsidiaries since January 2009.
(303333)
793
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Minister for the Olympics, on how many occasions she visted (a) Scotland, (b) Wales and (c) Northern Ireland in an official capacity in the last 12 months.
(303497)
Questions to the Prime Minister
794
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Prime Minister, how many miles (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Office have travelled by taxi in the course of their official duties in each year since 1997; and at what cost to the public purse in each such year.
(302705)
795
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Prime Minister, on what date he last travelled by (a) bus and (b) taxi in the course of his official duties.
(302719)
796
N
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Prime Minister, if it is his policy that the terms of the Wilson Doctrine in respect of the (a) telephone tapping, (b) other interception of communications and (c) electronic surveillance of hon. Members should remain in force; and in how many instances since 1975 such interceptions have not yet been reported to the House.
(302776)
797
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Prime Minister, what discussions he had during the recent Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in Trinidad with (a) his counterpart and (b) the President of (i) India and (ii) Pakistan on the nuclear weapons capability of that country; and whether he discussed the matter of nuclear disarmament with representatives of other governments at that meeting.
(302991)
798
N
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham): To ask the Prime Minister, which hon. Members have been invited to attend Community Hero receptions in 10 Downing Street.
(302833)
799
N
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey): To ask the Prime Minister, whether he plans to attend the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen; and how many officials from No. 10 Downing Street plan to attend.
(302362)
800
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Prime Minister, which special advisers have visited Chequers since 2006; and on what dates.
(302579)
801
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Prime Minister, on how many occasions he visted (a) Scotland, (b) Wales and (c) Northern Ireland in an official capacity in the last 12 months.
(303491)
802
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness): To ask the Prime Minister, whether (a) he and his predecessor and (b) officials in the Prime Minister's Office have had meetings with Angad Paul in each of the last three years.
(303112)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Scotland
803
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many miles (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department have travelled by taxi in the course of their official duties in each year since 1997; and at what cost to the public purse in each such year.
(302717)
804
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, on what date he last travelled by (a) bus and (b) taxi in the course of his official duties.
(302736)
805
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how much his Department has paid in vehicle clamping charges incurred on (a) privately-owned and (b) publicly-owned land in each of the last 10 years; and if he will make a statement.
(302755)
806
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what the cost to his Department was of provision of office facilities to (a) special advisers and (b) press officers in the 2008-09 financial year.
(302966)
807
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many external consultants work for his Department.
(303242)
808
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many officials working in his Department 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.
(303114)
809
Mr Don Touhig (Islwyn): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what criteria his Department uses in determining the award of contracts; and how much his Department has spent on the advertisement of tenders for Government contracts since 1997.
(303136)
Questions to the Solicitor General
810
N
Angela Browning (Tiverton & Honiton): To ask the Solicitor General, what security requirements are made by the Law Officers' Departments in respect of (a) people employed to provide audio transcription services to his Department from home, (b) the premises in which work to provide such services is carried out and (c) arrangements for the transfer of data between such premises and the Law Officers' Departments.
(302692)
811
N
Sir Menzies Campbell (North East Fife): To ask the Solicitor General, whether the Attorney General has received a report from the Serious Fraud Office for consent for prosecution in relation to charges against BAE Systems; and if she will make a statement.
(301913)
812
N
Sir Menzies Campbell (North East Fife): To ask the Solicitor General, whether the Serious Fraud Office has closed its investigations into allegations of bribery and corruption involving BAE Systems in (a) Romania and (b) South Africa.
(301914)
813
N
Sir Menzies Campbell (North East Fife): To ask the Solicitor General, whether the Attorney General is required to conduct a Shawcross exercise when considering whether to consent to prosecute British companies and individuals in relation to allegations of overseas corruption; and if she will make a statement.
(301915)
814
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh): To ask the Solicitor General, what criminal offences have been (a) abolished and (b) created by primary legislation sponsored by the Law Officers' Departments since 1 May 2008.
(303256)
815
Patrick Mercer (Newark): To ask the Solicitor General, how many covert human intelligence sources the Serious Fraud Office has recruited in each year since 2000.
(303143)
816
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Solicitor General, on how many occasions she visted (a) Scotland, (b) Wales and (c) Northern Ireland in an official capacity in the last 12 months.
(303492)
Questions to the Minister of State, Department for Transport
817
N
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, with reference to the Answer to the hon. Member for Orkney and Shetland of 12 November 2009, Official Report, column 638W on shipping: training, on what dates he has met representatives of Nautilus International to discuss seafarer training in the last 12 months.
(302632)
818
N
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, under what (a) statutory or (b) other authority train operating companies may apply penalty fares.
(302633)
819
N
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to safeguard the employment of workers employed at the customer contact centre at Baron House, Newcastle following the relinquishing of the franchise for the East Coast Main Line by National Express.
(302635)
820
N
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what plans he has for future operational arrangements for the two rail franchises currently held by National Express; and if he will make a statement.
(302636)
821
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, how many miles (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department and its predecessor travelled by taxi in the course of their official duties in each year since 1997; and at what cost to the public purse in each such year.
(302704)
822
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, on what date he last travelled by (a) bus and (b) taxi in the course of his official duties.
(302725)
823
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, how much his Department and its predecessor have paid in vehicle clamping charges incurred on (a) privately-owned and (b) publicly-owned land in each of the last 10 years; and if he will make a statement.
(302744)
824
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what estimate he has made of the number of miles heavy goods vehicles over 12 tonnes registered in (a) the UK and (b) overseas travelled on roads in the UK in each year since 1997.
(302813)
825
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, how many accidents involving (a) UK-registered and (b) non-UK registered heavy goods vehicles were recorded on UK roads in each of the last 10 years.
(302814)
826
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, with reference to the Answer of 9 November 2009, Official Report, column 49W, if he will publish the submission to the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State setting out (a) the (i) reasons and (ii) justifications for not providing the information requested in Question 298409 and (b) the estimated cost of providing the information requested, as required in accordance with section 7.28 of the Cabinet Office's Guide to Parliamentary Work.
(302859)
827
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, with reference to the Answer of 11 November 2009, Official Report, column 370W, on roads: repair and maintenance, if he will publish the submission to the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State setting out (a) the (i) reasons and (ii) justifications for not providing the information requested in Question 296881 and (b) the estimated cost of providing the information requested, as required in accordance with section 7.28 of the Cabinet Office's Guide to Parliamentary Work.
(302908)
828
Sir Menzies Campbell (North East Fife): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, whether his Department has entered into any contracts with Kellogg, Brown and Root or its subsidiaries since January 2009.
(303342)
829
Mr Stephen Crabb (Preseli Pembrokeshire): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, when he expects to lay before the House a Harbour Revision Order relating to the Port of Milford Haven.
(303311)
830
Mr Stephen Crabb (Preseli Pembrokeshire): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, when an assessment was last made of the monetary value of the assets of Trust Ports.
(303312)
831
Mr Stephen Crabb (Preseli Pembrokeshire): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, when he next plans to assess the monetary value of assets of Trust Ports.
(303313)
832
Mr Stephen Crabb (Preseli Pembrokeshire): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what recent representations he has received on the commercialisation of Trust Ports assets.
(303314)
833
Mr Stephen Crabb (Preseli Pembrokeshire): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with (a) the Chancellor of the Exchequer, (b) the British Ports Authority, (c) individual Trust Ports, (d) banks and (e) local authorities on the commercialisation of Trust Port assets.
(303315)
834
Mr Stephen Crabb (Preseli Pembrokeshire): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with (a) the Chancellor of the Exchequer, (b) the British Ports Authority, (c) individual Trust Ports, (d) banks and (e) local authorities on alternative business models for Trust Ports.
(303316)
835
Mr Stephen Crabb (Preseli Pembrokeshire): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, if he will take steps to ensure that the revenue raised through any privatisation of Trust Ports can be used for the benefit of the local communities in which those ports are located.
(303318)
836
Mr Stephen Crabb (Preseli Pembrokeshire): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the favourability of market conditions for the commercialisation of Trust Port assets
(303319)
837
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what the cost to his Department was of the provision of office facilities to (a) special advisers and (b) press officers in the 2008-09 financial year.
(302965)
838
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, how many external consultants work for his Department.
(303241)
839
Charles Hendry (Wealden): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, how many and what proportion of cars sold in the UK had carbon dioxide emissions levels of 100 grammes per kilometre or less in (a) each of the last five years and (b) 2009 to date.
(303525)
840
N
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what estimate the Highways Agency has made of the cost per mile of resurfacing concrete motorways with low noise tarmac surfaces.
(302366)
841
N
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what information his Department has compiled on the difference measured in decibels between the typical noise created by a concrete motorway surface and a low-noise tarmac surface.
(302758)
842
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what criminal offences have been (a) abolished and (b) created by primary legislation sponsored by his Department since 1 May 2008.
(303257)
843
N
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what factors he took into account when deciding what funding should be allocated by Network Rail for railway station upgrades in response to the Station Champions report; and if he will make a statement.
(302012)
844
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what discussions his Department had with the Welsh Assembly Government on the (a) new Arriva Trains Wales North to South Wales Express service and (b) merits of that service including a stop in Hereford.
(303051)
845
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, whether he plans to create a dual track railway line on the North Cotswold Line between Ledbury and Hereford; and if he will make a statement.
(303125)
846
N
Anne Main (St Albans): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what steps he plans to take to ensure that accurate rail pathing data is available before determination of the planning appeal into the Strategic Rail Freight Interchange proposal for the former Radlett Aerodrome site.
(302104)
847
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to increase internet access speeds on passenger rail services operating on the East Coast Main Line.
(302655)
848
N
Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, when the National Policy Statement on National Networks will be published; and which bodies have been consulted in its preparation.
(302110)
849
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what recent steps his Department has taken to ensure that cyclists comply with the Highway Code.
(302685)
850
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what recent steps his Department has taken to increase cycling safety.
(302686)
851
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what recent steps his Department has taken to increase the number of people who cycle.
(302687)
852
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, how many buses he used during his mystery traveller bus tour.
(302688)
853
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, how much his Department has spent on his mystery traveller bus tour.
(302689)
854
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what recent representations he has received on the replacement of railway sleepers.
(302691)
855
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what recent steps he has taken to improve (a) bicycle, (b) lorry and (c) car parking provision; and how much his Department has spent on such provision in each year since 1997.
(302799)
856
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the structural integrity of railway bridges in England.
(302803)
857
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what recent steps his Department has taken to reduce the number of child road deaths.
(302805)
858
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, how much his Department spent on electric car charging points in the last five years.
(302857)
859
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, how many people have been (a) killed and (b) injured whilst driving on roads in each year since 1997.
(302858)
860
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, whether his Department has offset the carbon emissions arising from his mystery traveller bus tour.
(302927)
861
N
Andrew Selous (South West Bedfordshire): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, with reference to the Answer of 24 November 2009, Official Report, column 58W, on the A5-M1 link, under what budget headings the £11.8 million was spent.
(302802)
862
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, how much his Department spent on (a) purchases of and (b) bills for use of (i) Blackberrys and (ii) other mobile telephones in (A) 2008-09 and (B) 2009-10.
(303103)
863
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, on how many occasions he visted (a) Scotland, (b) Wales and (c) Northern Ireland in an official capacity in the last 12 months.
(303493)
864
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what meetings (a) the Secretary of State, (b) other Ministers and (c) officials in his Department have had with Angad Paul in each of the last three years.
(303058)
865
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, whether his Department holds contracts with each company of the Caparo Group.
(303107)
866
Mr Don Touhig (Islwyn): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, whether any contracts between Capita Group plc and his Department and its predecessors have been cancelled before completion since 1997; and whether Capita Group plc has been liable for any penalties arising from failings in the administration of contracts since 1997.
(303091)
867
Mr Don Touhig (Islwyn): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what criteria his Department uses in determining the award of contracts; and how much his Department and its predecessors spent on the advertisement of tenders for Government contracts since 1997.
(303097)
868
Mr Don Touhig (Islwyn): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, on how many occasions Capita Group plc tendered for contracts let by his Department in each of the last five years; how many such tenders were successful; how much his Department paid to Capita Group plc for the execution of contracts in each such year; how many contracts which terminate after 2010 Capita Group plc hold with his Department; and what the monetary value is of all outstanding contracts between his Department and Capita Group plc.
(303160)
869
Jon Trickett (Hemsworth): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what net subsidy was paid to Arriva Buses from the public purse in (a) England and (b) West Yorkshire in the latest period for which figures are available.
(303016)
870
N
Miss Ann Widdecombe (Maidstone & The Weald): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, when he expects to make a decision on the future of the City Service from Ashford International via Maidstone East station.
(302149)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Wales
871
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many miles (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department travelled by taxi in the course of their official duties in each year since 1997; and at what cost to the public purse in each such year.
(302714)
872
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, on what date he last travelled by (a) bus and (b) taxi in the course of his official duties.
(302733)
873
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how much his Department has paid in vehicle clamping charges incurred on (a) privately-owned and (b) publicly-owned land in each of the last 10 years; and if he will make a statement.
(302752)
874
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what the cost to his Department was of the provision of office facilities to (a) special advisers and (b) press officers in the 2008-09 financial year.
(302963)
875
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many external consultants work for his Department.
(303227)
876
Mr Don Touhig (Islwyn): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what criteria his Department uses in determining the award of contracts; and how much his Department has spent on the advertisement of tenders for Government contracts since 1997.
(303128)
Questions to the Minister for Women and Equality
877
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Minister for Women and Equality, what estimate she has made of the number of people who have experienced domestic abuse and have been relocated in appropriate accommodation within six months in (a) Ribble Valley, (b) Lancashire and (c) England in the last 12 months.
(302378)
878
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire): To ask the Minister for Women and Equality, what the cost to the Government Equalities Office was of the provision of office facilities to (a) special advisers and (b) press officers in the 2008-09 financial year.
(302962)
879
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire): To ask the Minister for Women and Equality, how many external consultants work for the Government Equalities Office.
(303245)
880
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Minister for Women and Equality, on how many occasions she visted (a) Scotland, (b) Wales and (c) Northern Ireland in an official capacity in the last 12 months.
(303495)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
881
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of people in each constituency aged (a) between 18 and 24 years, (b) between 25 and 49 years and (c) 50 years and over who had had (i) incapacity benefit and (ii) employment support allowance withdrawn began reclaiming the benefit after appeal in each of the last five years.
(302671)
882
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many miles (a) Ministers and (b) officials in her Department and its predecessors have travelled by taxi in the course of their official duties in each year since 1997; and at what cost to the public purse in each such year.
(302699)
883
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, on what date she last travelled by (a) bus and (b) taxi in the course of her official duties.
(302720)
884
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much her Department and its predecessors have paid in vehicle clamping charges incurred on (a) privately-owned and (b) publicly-owned land in each of the last 10 years; and if she will make a statement.
(302738)
885
Peter Bottomley (Worthing West): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much money her Department (a) spent in each year since 2005 and (b) expects to spend in each of the next three years to raise public awareness of benefit entitlements.
(303400)
886
Peter Bottomley (Worthing West): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much money her Department (a) lost in each year since 2005 and (b) expects to lose in each of the next three years through administrative error.
(303401)
887
Sir Menzies Campbell (North East Fife): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department has entered into any contracts with Kellogg, Brown and Root or its subsidiaries since January 2009.
(303287)
888
Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many households in each tenure group were in receipt of (a) housing benefit and (b) council tax benefit in May (i) 2001, (ii) 2005 and (iii) 2009; and what the annualised cost was of each benefit at those dates.
(303388)
889
Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) individuals and (b) households were in receipt of pension credit in the City of Newcastle in (i) February 2004 and (ii) each year since 2004.
(303399)
890
Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many households in the (a) owner occupation, (b) social rented and (c) private rented accommodation sector in the City of Newcastle upon Tyne were in receipt of (i) housing benefit and (ii) council tax benefit in May (A) 2001, (B) 2005 and (C) 2009.
(303426)
891
N
Mr David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many thefts of data from the Labour Market System database have been identified in each of the last five years.
(303038)
892
Mr Roger Gale (North Thanet): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will place in the Library a copy of her substantive response to the letter sent to her by the European Commission on 1 October 2009 giving factual notice in respect of the UK Government's failure to comply with the ECJ ruling on exportable sickness benefits.
(303358)
893
N
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she has plans to direct parents in receipt of out-of-work benefits with children who (a) are in receipt of an award of disability living allowance mobility component and (b) have an award of disability living allowance under appeal to undertake work-related activity.
(302789)
894
N
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent discussions (a) Ministers and (b) officials in her Department have had with representatives of Equality 2025; and if she will make a statement.
(302790)
895
N
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much the Social Security Advisory Committee spent on (a) remuneration for (i) the Chairman and (ii) Committee members, (b) travel expenses, (c) subsistence, (d) accommodation and (e) hospitality in (A) 2005-06, (B) 2006-07, (C) 2007-08 and (D) 2008-09; and how much she expects to be spent by the Committee for such purposes in 2009-10.
(302791)
896
N
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Answer of 19 October 2009, Official Report, column 1253W, on employment schemes: disabled, in what circumstances disabled people not in work and not in receipt of jobseeker's allowance or employment and support allowance receive assistance from employment programmes.
(302800)
897
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the cost to her Department was of provision of that office facilities to (a) special advisers and (b) press officers in the 2008-09 financial year.
(302961)
898
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many external consultants work for her Department.
(303243)
899
Lady Hermon (North Down): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people called the Benefit Fraud hotline in each of the last 12 months; how many such calls were followed up with an investigation; and how many prosecutions for benefit fraud leading to a conviction there have been in the same period.
(302937)
900
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what criminal offences have been (a) abolished and (b) created by primary legislation sponsored by her Department since 1 May 2008.
(303259)
901
N
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many former claimants of jobseeker's allowance in Peterborough constituency have moved on to (a) pension credit, (b) a training allowance, (c) the self-employment credit and (d) a Future Jobs Fund job in each month of the last two years.
(302013)
902
N
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people claiming (a) incapacity benefit or severe disablement allowance, (b) jobseeker's allowance and (c) income support in Peterborough constituency have been in receipt of that benefit for (i) between five and nine, (ii) between 10 and 11 and (iii) 12 years or over.
(302014)
903
N
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when she expects the inquiry by the Health and Safety Executive into the circumstances surrounding the firefighter fatalities at Atherstone on Stour, Warwickshire on 2 November 2007 to be concluded; and if she will make a statement.
(302545)
904
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what percentage of pupils permanently excluded from school in (a) England, (b) the North East and (c) Middlebrough South and East Cleveland claimed jobseeker's allowance within three months of leaving school in the latest period for which figures are available.
(302998)
905
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the average length of time permanently excluded pupils who subsequently claimed jobseeker's allowance claimed before finding full-time employment in the latest period for which figures are available.
(302999)
906
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of 16 year olds in (a) England, (b) the North East and (c) Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland constituency who left school without five GCSEs at grade A* to C began to claim jobseeker's allowance within six months of leaving school in the latest period for which figures are available.
(303140)
907
Mrs Madeleine Moon (Bridgend): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate has been made on the number of people who were waiting (a) between one and 30 days, (b) between 30 and 60 days, (c) between 60 and 120 days, (d) for more than six months and (e) for more than 12 months for an appeal in respect of the outcome of their work capability assessment after a health professional on an employment tribunal has deemed a person fit for employment.
(303280)
908
Mrs Madeleine Moon (Bridgend): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make an assessment of the financial position of people waiting for an appeal to be heard in respect of the outcome of their work capability assessment after a health professional at an employment tribunal has deemed a person fit for employment.
(303282)
909
Jessica Morden (Newport East): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people have entered employment as a result of participating in the New Deal in (a) Newport East constituency and (b) Wales in each year since its introduction.
(303475)
910
Jessica Morden (Newport East): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many parents of young children have exercised their right to request flexible working in (a) Newport East constituency and (b) Wales since the introduction of that right.
(303499)
911
Dr John Pugh (Southport): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what percentage of jobseekers aged between 18 and 24 years old have gone off benefits without finding a job (a) before and (b) after completing a New Deal Gateway to Work course.
(303029)
912
Dr John Pugh (Southport): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the cost to the public purse of the New Deal Gateway to Work programme was in the last 12 months; and how many participants the programme has had in each year since its inception.
(303030)
913
Dr John Pugh (Southport): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of participants in the New Deal for Young People have left the benefits system without securing a job or receiving education or training in each of the last five years.
(303031)
914
N
Paul Rowen (Rochdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, who will carry out the independent review of the work capability assessment; how the views and experiences of people with mental health problems and carers will be taken into account in the review; and who will have access to its results.
(302374)
915
N
Paul Rowen (Rochdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of employment support allowance claimants who cite mental health problems as their primary reason for claiming and who have been placed in the work-related activity group, have been referred to specialist mental health providers.
(302379)
916
N
Paul Rowen (Rochdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people with mental health problems have been assessed as unable to work through the (a) work and (b) personal capability assessment in the last five years.
(302546)
917
N
Andrew Selous (South West Bedfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people are receiving assistance with their mortgage payments at an interest rate greater than their lender is charging; how much her Department spent on payments to such people in each of the last six months for which figures are available; and if she will make a statement.
(302801)
918
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) year end and (b) in-year bonuses were paid to officials in her Department in each of the last three years; and how much was paid in each year.
(302781)
919
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, on how many occasions she visted (a) Scotland, (b) Wales and (c) Northern Ireland in an official capacity in the last 12 months.
(303496)
920
Mr Don Touhig (Islwyn): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether any contracts between Capita Group plc and her Department and its predecessors have been cancelled before completion since 1997; and whether Capita Group plc has been liable for any penalties arising from failings in the administration of contracts since 1997.
(303093)
921
Mr Don Touhig (Islwyn): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what criteria her Department uses in determining the award of contracts; and how much her Department and its predecessors spent on the advertisement of tenders for Government contracts since 1997.
(303096)
922
Mr Don Touhig (Islwyn): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, on how many occasions Capita Group plc tendered for contracts let by her Department in each of the last five years; how many such tenders were successful; how much her Department paid to Capita Group plc for the execution of contracts in each such year; how many contracts which terminate after 2010 Capita Group plc hold with her Department; and what the monetary value is of all outstanding contracts between her Department and Capita Group plc.
(303149)
923
N
Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many eligible (a) men and (b) women have not received backdated winter fuel payments in respect of previous years.
(302639)
Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
924
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many aeroplanes in the UK are exempt from air passenger duty; and how many of them are privately-owned.
[Transferred] (302773)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
925
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when the UK will ratify the Convention on Cluster Munitions.
[Transferred] (303500)

 
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