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The Questions Book

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Monday 7 December 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 7 December 2009
(the 'Questions Book')

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Monday 7 December 2009


This paper contains only Written Questions for answer on Monday 7 December 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 7 December of which no previous notice has been given, see the Order Paper.

For Written and Oral Questions for answer after Monday 7 December see Part 2 of this paper.


Questions to the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
1
N
Adam Afriyie (Windsor): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, on how many occasions the Secretary of State has met (a) the Government Chief Scientific Adviser and (b) his Department's Departmental Chief Scientific Adviser in the course of his official duties in the last 12 months.
(303990)
2
Mr David Anderson (Blaydon): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will bring forward proposals for regulations with the aim of protecting the public from risks associated with the installation of (a) dangerous and (b) sub-standard electrical cables.
(304594)
3
N
Mr Julian Brazier (Canterbury): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what estimate has been made of the cost of rectifying the problem of acoustic noise from the bow of the Natural Environment Research Council vessel RRV James Cook; and how many operational days are expected to be lost while corrective modifications are made.
(302017)
4
N
Mr Julian Brazier (Canterbury): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, for how many days the research vessel Prince Madog was (a) hired and (b) used by organisations other than the Natural Environment Research Council in 2008-09; and what estimate has been made of the equivalent figures for (i) 2009-10 and (ii) 2010-11.
(302018)
5
N
Mr Julian Brazier (Canterbury): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what grant the Natural Environment Research Council made from the joint infrastructure fund to VT Ocean Sciences as a contribution towards the costs of the research vessel Prince Madog; and what such funding is expected to be provided in (a) 2009-10 and (b) 2010-11.
(302019)
6
N
Lorely Burt (Solihull): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how much subsidy the Government plans to provide to the Post Office after 2011.
(304196)
7
N
Lorely Burt (Solihull): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many post office branches have closed since the completion of the Network Change Programme.
(304197)
8
Sir Menzies Campbell (North East Fife): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, with reference to the Answer of 12 November 2009, Official Report, columns 644-45W, on exports: white phosphoros, which licences for exports to each country of destination were for munitions controlled in the (a) ML3a or (b) ML4a category.
(304709)
9
Philip Davies (Shipley): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what provision is made in the proposed contracts of the new Chairman of (a) Yorkshire Forward and (b) One North East for circumstances where the body ceases to exist before the end of the contract.
(305123)
10
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what mechanisms are in place for the Shareholder Executive to review the remuneration and benefits package of the Chief Executive of Royal Mail.
(304694)
11
Damian Green (Ashford): 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) Ashford and (b) Kent in (i) 2008 and (ii) 2009.
(304861)
12
Damian Green (Ashford): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many and what proportion of households in (a) Ashford constituency and (b) Kent have broadband connections at speeds of (i) 2 Mbps or less and (ii) more than 2 Mbps.
(304863)
13
Damian Green (Ashford): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many and what proportion of 16 to 24 year olds were not in education, employment or training in (a) Ashford constituency and (b) Kent in each of the last eight quarters.
(304925)
14
N
Martin Horwood (Cheltenham): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps his Department has taken to protect telecommunications customers from unsolicited telephone calls from companies claiming to be processing a refund and seeking to obtain bank account details for fraudulent purposes.
(304140)
15
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what his most recent assessment is of the effects on the construction industry of the recession; and if he will make a statement.
(305294)
16
Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North and Leith): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many telephone lines with the prefix (a) 0870, (b) 0845 and (c) 0800 his Department (i) operates and (ii) sponsors; how many calls each number received in the last 12 months; and whether alternative numbers charged at the BT local rate are available in each case.
(305207)
17
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what recent representations he has received on the level of access to credit for small businesses; and if he will make a statement.
(305196)
18
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment he has made of the effect of the industrial action by Royal Mail employees called by the Communication Workers Union on small businesses in (a) Vale of York constituency, (b) North Yorkshire and (c) England; and if he will make a statement.
(305224)
19
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many registered companies there were in the automotive industry in each year since 2005.
(305303)
20
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many registered companies in the automotive industry have received Government assistance in each year since 2005.
(305304)
21
John Mason (Glasgow East): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many questions tabled for answer on a named day his Department received in each of the last 12 months; and to how many such questions his Department provided a substantive answer on the day named.
(305370)
22
Mr Malcolm Moss (North East Cambridgeshire): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many small and medium-sized businesses have closed in (a) England and (b) North East Cambridgeshire since 1 January 2008.
(304578)
23
Mr Malcolm Moss (North East Cambridgeshire): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many restaurants and cafés have closed in (a) England and (b) North East Cambridgeshire since 1 January 2008.
(304579)
24
Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, when he expects the review of his Department's agencies to be published.
(305345)
25
N
Paul Rowen (Rochdale): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what biomedical research into myalgic encephalomyelitis and xenotropic murine leukaemia virus-related virus is being undertaken.
(304330)
26
Mr David Willetts (Havant): 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 theft and fraud at the Student Loans Company by (a) staff and (b) students in each of the last five years.
(304956)
27
Mr David Willetts (Havant): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, whether any employees of the Student Loans Company have been subject to disciplinary hearings in respect of allegations of theft or fraud in each of the last five years.
(304959)
28
Stephen Williams (Bristol West): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what discussions his Department has had with (a) the Privy Council and (b) Universities UK on the use of the title university in relation to university technical colleges, as referred to in paragraph 27 of his Department's paper Skills for Growth.
(304838)
29
Stephen Williams (Bristol West): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will estimate the number of students in each local authority area who travel at least 20 miles to their further education college.
(304839)
30
Stephen Williams (Bristol West): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many colleges have (a) applied for and (b) received Exceptional Support Funding from the Learning and Skills Council in each year since 2005; and how much such funding each such college received.
(304840)
31
N
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps he is taking to ensure that consumers can access third party provider services via broadband services provided by regulated private companies.
(304132)
32
N
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 mandating fees and charges associated with wholesale connections across digital platforms.
(304133)
Questions to the Minister for the Cabinet Office
33
Damian Green (Ashford): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the (a) numerical and (b) percentage change in youth unemployment in Ashford constituency was in the most recent 12 months for which figures are available.
(304922)
34
John Hemming (Birmingham, Yardley): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if she will bring forward proposals to ensure that public bodies which enter into partnership to provide services are subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
(305046)
35
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the Cabinet Committee on the country's ability to deal with flooding and implement the recommendations of the Pitt review has yet met.
(305067)
36
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the National Resilience Forum has met.
(305069)
37
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many meetings the Natural Hazards Team has had since its establishment.
(305070)
38
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the policy is of (a) her Department, (b) its agency and (c) its non-departmental public bodies on the provision of bottled water for official meetings.
(305235)
39
John Mason (Glasgow East): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many questions tabled for answer on a named day her Department received in each of the last 12 months; and to how many such questions her Department provided a substantive answer on the day named.
(305382)
40
Mr Malcolm Moss (North East Cambridgeshire): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the population was of each (a) local authority district and (b) unitary authority in the East of England on the latest date for which figures are available.
(305099)
41
N
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether any records held by the Political Honours Scrutiny Committee relating to individuals nominated for a peerage have been destroyed.
(304581)
42
N
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, where the records and documents of the Political Honours Scrutiny Committee are held.
(304582)
43
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many public sector employees in (a) Pendle and (b) Lancashire earn more than £18,000 per annum.
(304663)
44
Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many lone parents were in work in (a) 1998 and (b) 2005; and how many lone parents were in work in each local authority area in the North West on the most recent date for which figures are available.
(304677)
Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
45
Mr Richard Caborn (Sheffield Central): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has made an estimate of the effect on Exchequer revenues of business transferring from licensed bookmakers to betting exchanges.
(305286)
46
Philip Davies (Shipley): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what legal advice the Financial Services Authority (a) sought and (b) received on its proposals to require requalification by independent financial advisers; and if he will make a statement.
(305117)
47
N
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what progress has been made on his Department's consultation on gross profits tax in respect of adult gaming centres.
(304135)
48
N
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether (a) employee and (b) employer national insurance contributions are payable in respect of intra-company transferees under Tier Two of the points-based immigration system with work permits which state that the transferees intend to spend less than two years in the UK.
(304136)
49
N
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when the Major Projects Review Group plans to publish its conclusions on the Defence Technical College proposals at St Athan.
(304520)
50
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the total rateable value of properties on the 2005 Rating List was in (a) 2007-08, (b) 2008-09 and (c) 2009-10; and what the total rateable value of properties is on the draft 2010 rating list.
(304888)
51
Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North and Leith): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many telephone lines with the prefix (a) 0870, (b) 0845 and (c) 0800 his Department (i) operates and (ii) sponsors; how many calls were received to each number in the last 12 months; and whether alternative numbers charged at the BT local rate are available in each case.
(305216)
52
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many cases were handled by the Tax Credit Office in each year since 1997.
(305315)
53
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what percentage of cases handled by the HM Revenue and Customs were handled by the Tax Credit Office in each year since 1997.
(305316)
54
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many complaints from members of the public the Tax Credit Office received in each year since 1997.
(305317)
55
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what percentage of complaints received by HM Revenue and Customs concerned the Tax Credit Office in each year since 1997.
(305318)
56
John Mason (Glasgow East): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many questions tabled for answer on a named day his Department received in each of the last 12 months; and to how many such questions his Department provided a substantive answer on the day named.
(305371)
57
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of his Department's expenditure on the childcare element of working tax credit in (a) 2009-10 and (b) 2010-11.
(305300)
58
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent estimate he has made of the number of grandparents eligible to claim child tax credits for grandchildren in their care; and what proportion of this group receive such credits.
(305319)
59
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much has been allocated to child trust funds in each year since 2003; and how much such funding he plans to allocate in each of the next two years.
(305332)
60
N
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people gave up non-domiciled tax status in the last tax year; and what mechanism exists for removing such status.
(304672)
61
Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what guidance HM Revenue and Customs has issued to ensure that goods or produce imported to the UK is designated according to place of production rather than location of company headquarters.
(305174)
62
Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, by what means HM Revenue and Customs ensures that the labelling of produce in mixed consignments of imports containing produce from both Israel and from Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories for the purposes of customs duties is consistent with that used for supermarket tracking systems.
(305194)
63
Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, by what mechanism HM Revenue and Customs ensures that produce identified by supermarket tracking systems as originating in Israeli settlements on the occupied Palestinian territories does not benefit from the trade preference under the EU-Israel Trade Agreement.
(305254)
64
Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many consignments of agricultural produce imported from Israel and checked by HM Revenue and Customs were identified as originating in Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories in the last 12 months; and how many of those consignments were originally represented as originating in Israel.
(305255)
65
Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many consignments of agricultural produce imported from Israel and Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories were checked by HM Revenue and Customs to verify their place of origin in the last 12 months; and how many of such consignments were of (a) avocados, (b) herbs, (c) dates, (d) peppers and (e) tahini or halva.
(305256)
66
Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many consignments of cosmetics were imported from (a) Israel and (b) Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories in each of the last three years.
(305257)
67
Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether Mitzpe Shalem is considered to be in Israel for the purposes of the EU-Israel Trade Agreement.
(305264)
68
Sarah Teather (Brent East): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many (a) individuals and (b) private landlords have submitted claims under the Landlord's Energy Saving Allowance in each year since the inception of the scheme.
(304740)
69
Sarah Teather (Brent East): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the effect on (a) room availability and (b) revenue of an increase in the tax-free threshold of the rent-a-room scheme.
(304741)
70
N
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much was paid to each devolved administration under the Barnett formula in the most recent financial year for which figures are available; and what corresponding funding allocation was made to Government departments in respect of services delivered in (a) England only, (b) England and Wales, (c) England, Wales and Northern Ireland, (d) England, Wales and Scotland and (e) the UK.
(304722)
71
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the net annual saving to the Exchequer of capping at £50,000 per annum the benefit payable under all currently accruing defined benefit public sector pension schemes not yet in payment which are estimated to provide a benefit of less than £50,000 annually; and what amendments to public sector pension rules would be required to give effect to such a change.
(304915)
72
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the net annual saving to the Exchequer of capping at £50,000 per annum the benefit from all future public sector defined benefit pensions funded from the public purse; and what amendments to public sector pension rules would be required to give effect to such a change.
(304916)
73
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the net annual saving to the Exchequer of ceasing increases in funding from the public purse to defined benefit public sector pensions not yet in payment which are worth over £50,000 annually; and what amendments to public sector pension rules would be required to give effect to such a change.
(304917)
74
Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the cost to the Exchequer of reducing the second income threshold in the tax credit system from £50,000 to £40,000; and if he will estimate the number of people who would have their awards reduced to zero as a result.
(304667)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families
75
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what proportion of money from the Every Child A Talker programme has been allocated to (a) local authorities and (b) national strategies.
(305049)
76
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what progress has been made in implementing the Better Communication Action Plan; and if he will make a statement.
(305050)
77
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what recent progress has been made under the Every Child A Talker programme; and if he will make a statement.
(305051)
78
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many children in England have received support through the Every Child A Talker programme.
(305052)
79
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how much has been spent on the Every Child A Talker programme to date.
(305053)
80
N
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park & Kensington North): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what the (a) net expenditure on youth services, (b) local education authority net expenditure on youth services and (c) per pupil average spend on youth services or nearest equivalent was in each London borough in 1999-2000.
(304523)
81
N
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park & Kensington North): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, for each academy where the Government has agreed with sponsors to reduce capital funding contributions how much has been repaid from within the core budget in (a) each financial year to date, (b) 2009-10 and (c) each year specified in a funding agreement.
(304524)
82
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what guidelines his Department provides to teachers who suspect abuse or maltreatment of a pupil on action to be taken in such circumstances.
(304404)
83
N
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many children of school age are registered as receiving home education in each education authority in (a) Wales and (b) England.
(304661)
84
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, on how many pupils with a valid level of both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 the information in Table 6 of DCSF: National Curriculum Assessments at Key Stage 2 in England 2008-09 is based.
(304707)
85
N
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what the average length of a fixed-period exclusion for pupils from (a) primary, (b) secondary and (c) all schools was in the last 12 months.
(304893)
86
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many agreements with initial teacher training providers (a) the Training and Development Agency for Schools and its predecessors and (b) his Department and its predecessors have discontinued on quality grounds since 1997.
(304894)
87
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many mainstream maintained (a) secondary and (b) primary schools have no male teachers.
(304895)
88
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many former service personnel have entered the teaching profession through his Department's Career Transition Partnership in each year since its inception.
(304896)
89
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many former service personnel have entered the teaching profession in each year for which figures are available.
(304897)
90
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many former service personnel have entered the teaching profession as a result of his Department's Transition to Teaching programme since the programme was established.
(304898)
91
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many (a) chemistry, (b) biology and (c) physics initial teacher training entrants were recruited by the Training and Development Agency for Schools in (i) 2004, (ii) 2006 and (iii) 2008.
(304899)
92
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many pupils were being educated in schools of more than (a) 400, (b) 500, (c) 600 and (d) 700 pupils in (i) 1997 and (ii) 2003.
(304900)
93
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many and what percentage of comprehensive schools did not enter any students for (a) physics, (b) chemistry and (c) biology GCSE in the last year for which figures are available.
(304901)
94
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many pupils in receipt of free school meals achieved seven GCSEs, including (a) physics, (b) biology, (c) chemistry, (d) mathematics, (e) English, (f) English literature and (g) history in (i) 1997, (ii) 2003, (iii) 2008 and (iv) 2009.
(304902)
95
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many pupils in comprehensive schools achieved seven or more GCSEs, including (a) English language, (b) English literature, (c) mathematics, (d) history, (e) physics, (f) biology and (g) chemistry in 2009.
(304903)
96
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many pupils in (a) comprehensive and (b) maintained schools did not obtain at least one GCSE at grade C or above, excluding equivalents, in 2009.
(304904)
97
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many and what percentage of students achieved five or more A* grades at GCSE in (a) independent and (b) comprehensive schools in (i) 2003, (ii) 2005 and (iii) 2007.
(304905)
98
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many pupils in (a) maintained, (b) independent and (c) comprehensive schools achieved three or more A grades at A-Level in 2009.
(304906)
99
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what estimate he has made of the cost to (a) his Department of collecting and (b) schools of collecting and providing data collected centrally in the last year for which information is available; and if he will make a statement.
(304907)
100
Damian Green (Ashford): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how much funding his Department and its predecessors have allocated for the encouragement of physical exercise for pupils in schools in (a) Ashford and (b) Kent in each of the last five years.
(304920)
101
Damian Green (Ashford): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what percentage of pupils at schools in Ashford constituency have participated in the gifted and talented programme in each of the last five years.
(304926)
102
Damian Green (Ashford): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what progress the Government has made in its response to the Bercow Report on services for children and young people with speech, language and communications needs.
(305111)
103
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what payments the School Food Trust has made to Tetra Strategy in the last 12 months; for what purpose; and if he will place in the Library a copy of the contract under which such payments have been made.
(305155)
104
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what the monetary value is of the communications contract his Department has awarded to Freud Communications; which Minister approved the contract; and if he will place in the Library a copy of the contract under which such payments have been made.
(305156)
105
N
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how much money his Department and its predecessors have spent on supporting the Family and Parent Institute in each year since 2005; and if he will make a statement.
(304059)
106
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what the cost to his Department was of Ministerial cars in each year since its inception; and if he will make a statement.
(304735)
107
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what forms were sent to schools by his Department for headteachers to complete in each year from 2006 to date; and if he will make a statement.
(304736)
108
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, which schools have been graded as inadequate by Ofsted in relation to the quality of safeguarding since September 2009; and if he will make a statement.
(304737)
109
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many and what proportion of secondary schools there were at which over (a) 30, (b) 50 and (c) 70 per cent. of pupils achieved five GCSEs at grades A* to C, including English and mathematics, in each of the last five years.
(304750)
110
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many and what proportion of students in school sixth forms were entitled to free school meals in the latest 12 month period for which data is available; and if he will make a statement.
(304751)
111
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how much his Department spent on energy bills in respect of its estate in each year since its inception; and how much he expects to spend in each of the next two years.
(304752)
112
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what the operational costs of his Department's press office have been in each year since its inception; and how much he expects them to be in each of the next two years.
(304753)
113
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how much his Department has spent on (a) advertising and (b) consultants in each year since its inception; and how much he expects to spend in each of the next two years.
(304754)
114
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, in how many (a) primary and (b) secondary schools the proportion of pupils entitled to free school meals has decreased by more than (i) five, (ii) 10, (iii) 15 and (iv) 20 per cent. between 2005 and the latest year for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
(305176)
115
Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North and Leith): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many telephone lines with the prefix (a) 0870, (b) 0845 and (c) 0800 his Department (i) operates and (ii) sponsors; how many calls were received to each number in the last 12 months; and whether alternative numbers charged at the BT local rate are available in each case.
(305204)
116
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, whether ContactPoint users are trained in the detection and removal of malware.
(304655)
117
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many and what percentage of pupils at the end of Key Stage 4 at academies achieved five GCSEs at grades A* to C including English and mathematics but excluding equivalents in each year since 2000.
(304656)
118
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many and what percentage of children in care achieved five GCSEs at grades A* to C including English and mathematics but excluding equivalents in each year since 1997.
(304657)
119
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, which children's services authorities have not yet been inspected under the Common Assessment Framework.
(304658)
120
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, which children's services authorities will be inspected under the Common Assessment Framework in the next six months.
(304659)
121
N
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many schools were given notices to improve by Ofsted in (a) September, (b) October, (c) November and (d) December 2008.
(304660)
122
N
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many girls aged 13 to 17 years became pregnant in each local authority area in 2007.
(304743)
123
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, in respect of how many children of each year of age special guardianship orders have been made in each year since 2006.
(305321)
124
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many children have been classified as having adoption in their best interest in each year since 2001.
(305322)
125
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many adopted children of each ethnicity adopted in the year ended 31 March 2009 had waited longer than (a) six, (b) 12, (c) 18, (d) 24, (e) 30, (f) 36, (g) 42, (h) 48, (i) 54 and (j) 60 months to be adopted following the decision that adoption was in their best interest.
(305326)
126
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many adopted children of each age at the time of approval for adoption waited longer than (a) six, (b) 12, (c) 18, (d) 24, (e) 30, (f) 36, (g) 42, (h) 48, (i) 54 and (j) 60 months to be adopted following the decision that adoption was in their best interest in each year since 2001.
(305327)
127
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, for how many children in each local authority area adoption was determined to be in their best interest in the most recent 12 month period for which figures are available; and how many of those children were placed for adoption by (a) their local authority, (b) a private adoption agency and (c) a voluntary adoption agency.
(305328)
128
John Mason (Glasgow East): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many questions tabled for answer on a named day his Department received in each of the last 12 months; and to how many such questions his Department provided a substantive answer on the day named.
(305378)
129
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, with reference to the Home Department's Together we can end violence against women and girls strategy, how much his Department plans to spend on family intervention projects in (a) 2009-10, (b) 2010-11 and (c) each of the subsequent three years; and from what budget such expenditure will be drawn.
(305311)
130
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what plans he has to extend the free entitlement to early education to two year olds who live in families with modest and middle incomes.
(305175)
131
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many Sure Start centres are (a) in operation and (b) under construction; and if he will make a statement.
(305234)
132
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many Sure Start children's centres there are in each local authority area.
(305238)
133
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many new Sure Start centres have been opened in each of the last 24 months; and how many such centres are planned to be opened in each of the next 12 months.
(305242)
134
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what payments the National Childminding Association has received from his Department in each of the last three years.
(305263)
135
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what funding his Department has allocated to the National Childminding Association for the delivery of consultancy services to every local authority in 2009-10.
(305265)
136
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how much funding has been allocated for the purposes of extending the free early learning entitlement to two year olds from the most deprived households in (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10 and (c) 2010-11.
(305270)
137
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how much funding his Department has allocated for the (a) Parent Know How campaign, (b) child development grant, (c) training of the 5,000 outreach advisers referred to in the Children's Plan and (d) Respect Parenting experts in each of the 77 designated areas in each financial year since 2006-07; and from what budget (i) such funding and (ii) funding for the two parenting advisers in each local authority has been drawn.
(305271)
138
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how much funding his Department has allocated to the National Academy of Parenting Practitioners in each financial year since 2006-07.
(305272)
139
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what estimate has been made of the number and proportion of local authorities which have a policy of considering friends and family as a first option when seeking foster placements for looked-after children; and if he will make a statement.
(305292)
140
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how much his Department has allocated to research related to children and families in (a) 2009-10 and (b) 2010-11; and how much it allocated to such research in 2008-09.
(305301)
141
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what funding his Department has allocated for (a) the construction and renewal of playgrounds and (b) new adventure playgrounds for eight to 13 year olds in deprived areas supervised by trained staff in (i) 2009-10 and (ii) 2010-11.
(305302)
142
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many Sure Start outreach workers there are in each local authority area.
(305330)
143
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what his most recent estimate is of the cost to local authorities of employing Sure Start outreach workers in the last 12 months.
(305331)
144
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what his most recent estimate is of the number of childminders who are not registered with Ofsted.
(305333)
145
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many childcare settings based at college and universities have closed in each quarter of each of the last five years.
(305334)
146
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, from what budgets funding is drawn for (a) improved special educational needs (SEN) training, (b) the Achievement for All programme, (c) further SEN support and (d) the implementation of the recommendations of the Bercow Review.
(305335)
147
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how much his Department has allocated to (a) the Graduate Leader Fund, (b) extending the free early learning entitlement to 38 weeks per year, (c) the Free Childcare for Training and Learning for Work programme and (d) Early Excellence centres from the Standards Fund in (i) 2009-10 and (ii) 2010-11.
(305336)
148
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how much his Department spent on the (a) Childcare Sufficiency and Access Grant, (b) Sure Start Children's Centre, (c) Sure Start local programmes and (d) Outcomes, Quality and Inclusion block of the Sure Start, Early Years and Childcare Grant in each financial year between 2003-04 and 2007-08.
(305337)
149
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how much was spent on the Aiming Higher for Disabled Children block of the Sure Start, Early Years and Childcare Grant in each financial year between 2003-04 and 2008-09.
(305338)
150
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how much funding has been allocated for (a) editorial resources for and (b) enhancing and developing the Sure Start website in 2009-10 and 2010-11.
(305339)
151
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how much his Department plans to spend on the Aiming Higher for Disabled Children block of the Sure Start, Early Years and Childcare Grant in (a) 2009-10 and (b) 2010-11.
(305340)
152
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, with reference to the Answer of 12 October 2009, Official Report, columns 219-20W, on pre-school education, how many Steiner Waldorf settings that have applied for exemption from the Early Years Foundation Stage have received such exemption.
(305360)
153
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many kinship care foster placements there were in each of the last 30 years.
(305361)
154
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what operating budget was allocated to Sure Start centres in each of the last three years; and how much he expects to be allocated in each of the next three years.
(305362)
155
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, when he expects his Department to meet its target of 3,500 Sure Start children's centres.
(305363)
156
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many (a) foster and (b) kinship care foster placements there were in each local authority area in each of the last five years.
(305366)
157
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what estimate he has made of the number of kinship foster carers aged (a) 50 to 64 years and (b) 65 years and over.
(305367)
158
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many and what proportion of children (a) fostered and (b) adopted were placed with (i) grandparents, (ii) other relatives and (iii) friends of the family in the last 12 months.
(305368)
159
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many assessments of friends and family foster carers were carried out in each (a) region and (b) local authority area in each of the last five years.
(305369)
160
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how much his Department has spent on opening new Sure Start centres in each of the last 24 months; and how much he expects to be so spent in each of the next 12 months.
(305390)
161
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what the average cost of opening a new Sure Start centre is.
(305391)
162
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, when he expects work to begin on the new build elements of the Building Schools for the Future programmes in Pendle at (a) Colne Park High School, (b) Fisher More Catholic High School, (c) West Craven High Technology College and (d) Colne Primet High School; and if he will make a statement.
(304664)
163
N
Paul Rowen (Rochdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many schools in the Building Schools for the Future programme have had an asbestos survey as part of their redevelopment; in how many such schools was asbestos found; and from how many such schools asbestos was removed.
(304199)
164
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many (a) primary and (b) secondary schools were (i) opened and (ii) closed in each region in each year since 1997.
(305058)
165
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many rural (a) primary and (b) secondary schools have closed in each year since 1997.
(305059)
166
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many rural (a) primary and (b) secondary schools were opened in each year since 1997.
(305060)
167
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many (a) primary and (b) secondary schools were closed in each local authority area in 2008-09.
(305226)
168
N
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, if he will publish Essex County Council's response to his Department's survey of the (a) presence and (b) management of asbestos in schools in Essex; and if he will make a statement.
(303879)
169
Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove): 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) each local authority area in the North West and (ii) England in each of the last five years.
(304676)
170
Sarah Teather (Brent East): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what his most recent estimate is of the number of schools at risk of flooding.
(305233)
171
Stephen Williams (Bristol West): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how much funding he plans to allocate to university technical colleges for 14 to 19 year olds, as referred to in paragraph 27 of his Department's paper Skills for Growth in (a) 2010, (b) 2011 and (c) 2012; and how many such colleges he plans to establish in each such year.
(304836)
172
N
Phil Wilson (Sedgefield): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what estimate has been made of the amount of savings in practitioner time as a result of the introduction of ContactPoint.
(304728)
173
N
Phil Wilson (Sedgefield): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how much is expected to be spent on the ContactPoint directory in each of the five years from June 2010.
(304729)
Questions to the honourable Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners
174
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the honourable Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners, what payments the Church Commissioners have made to Green Issues in the last 12 months; for what purpose; and if he will place in the Library a copy of the contract under which such payments have been made.
(305164)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
175
Mr James Arbuthnot (North East Hampshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will make it his policy to provide support to the areas of the mapping sector not accounted for by the operations of Ordnance Survey.
(305110)
176
Mr James Arbuthnot (North East Hampshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what discussions his Department has had with the independent mapping sector on the effect on that sector of its proposals for Ordnance Survey in drafting its consultation on Re-mapping the future for Ordnance Survey.
(305126)
177
Mr James Arbuthnot (North East Hampshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what account he takes in his formulation of policy on the mapping sector of the effect on the independent mapping sector of his Department's support for the activities of Ordnance Survey.
(305127)
178
Mr Clive Betts (Sheffield, Attercliffe): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what progress has been made on the London Brownfield Sites Database; and whether he plans to extend the database across England.
(304822)
179
Mr Clive Betts (Sheffield, Attercliffe): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what progress has been made on establishing the National Brownfield Forum; and whether the forum will include non-governmental environmental organisations.
(304826)
180
N
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent guidelines his Department has issued to planning inspectors in respect of planning appeals.
(304724)
181
Ben Chapman (Wirral South): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assistance his Department has made available for the implementation of the Mersey Coastal Park Strategy; and if he will make a statement.
(304834)
182
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the proposals on protecting and enhancing biodiversity in eco-towns published by the Town and Country Planning Association on 1 December 2009.
(304586)
183
Philip Davies (Shipley): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which constituencies his Department identified as suitable for its advertising campaign on the Mortgage Protection Scheme.
(305125)
184
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will rank local authorities in England by the numbers of tenants in temporary accommodation in each local authority area (a) on 2 December 2009, (b) in April 2009, (c) in 2008 and (d) in 2007; how many such tenants there were in each local authority area in each case; and if he will make a statement.
(304776)
185
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will rank local authorities in England by the number of applicants on their waiting lists for social housing (a) on 2 December 2009, (b) in April 2009, (c) in 2008 and (d) in 2007; how many such applicants there were on each such waiting list in each case; and if he will make a statement.
(304777)
186
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the number of new build (a) socially rented properties and (b) affordable homes which were completed in the London Borough of (i) Bexley, (ii) Bromley, (iii) Croydon and (iv) Greenwich in the last three years for which figures are available.
(304994)
187
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the number of empty (a) residential and (b) commercial properties in the London Borough of (i) Bexley, (ii) Bromley, (iii) Croydon and (iv) Greenwich in the last three years for which figures are available.
(304995)
188
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what funding his Department has provided for (a) regeneration and (b) housing projects in the London Borough of Bexley in each of the last five years; and how much such funding his Department plans to provide in 2010-11.
(304997)
189
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether he has made a recent estimate of the number of housing transfers within housing associations in South East London.
(304998)
190
Damian Green (Ashford): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many affordable homes have been built in (a) Ashford constituency and (b) Kent in each of the last 12 months.
(304927)
191
Damian Green (Ashford): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many households in (a) Ashford constituency and (b) Kent have taken up the Homeowners Mortgage Protection Scheme.
(304928)
192
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many hereditaments were in receipt of empty property relief in (a) 2006-07, (b) 2007-08 and (c) 2008-09; and what estimate he has made of the equivalent figure in 2009-10.
(304883)
193
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the monetary value of empty property relief was in (a) 2006-07, (b) 2007-08 and (c) 2008-09; what estimate he has made of the equivalent figure in 2009-10; and what the actual figure is in 2009-10 to date.
(304884)
194
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate has been made of the proportion of the 70 per cent. of properties with a rateable value below £15,000 that will claim full relief from business rates in 2009-10 as a result of being empty.
(304885)
195
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the total monetary value of the full relief from business rates in 2009-10 for empty properties with a rateable value below £15,000.
(304886)
196
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the average period of time was for which empty property relief was claimed on a hereditament in (a) 2006-07, (b) 2007-08 and (c) 2008-09; what estimate he has made of the equivalent figure for 2009-10; and what the actual figure is for 2009-10 to date.
(304887)
197
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the (a) small business multiplier and (b) national non-domestic multiplier was in (i) 2007-08, (ii) 2008-09 and (iii) 2009-10; and what the provisional multipliers are for 2010-11.
(304889)
198
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much was collected in business rates after the deduction of reliefs in (a) 2007-08 and (b) 2008-09; and what estimate he has made of the equivalent figures in (i) 2009-10 and (ii) 2010-11.
(304890)
199
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the percentage change in the (a) small business and (b) national non-domestic multiplier will be between 2009-10 and 2010-11; what proportion of this change is attributable to (i) changes in rateable value arising from the 2010 revaluation and (ii) the level of retail price index inflation in September 2009; and whether the percentage change in collectable rates and the relevant multipliers will match.
(304891)
200
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many claims for compensation against Chorley Borough Council for failure to comply with disability equality schemes have been upheld in the last two years.
(305342)
201
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much funding Chorley Borough Council received from the rate support grant in each year since 1997.
(305344)
202
Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North and Leith): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many telephone lines with the prefix (a) 0870, (b) 0845 and (c) 0800 his Department (i) operates and (ii) sponsors; how many calls were received to each number in the last 12 months; and whether alternative numbers charged at the BT local rate are available in each case.
(305209)
203
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of his Department's expenditure on flood recovery in Cumbria in the next six months; and if he will make a statement.
(304712)
204
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when he expects the final guidance on good practice will be published in accordance with recommendation 41 of the Pitt Report.
(305071)
205
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what progress has been made on reviewing his Department's guidance Insurance for All: A good practice guide for providers of social housing.
(305073)
206
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what progress is being made on the revision of building regulations to ensure that new or refurbished buildings in high flood-risk areas are flood resistant and resilient.
(305074)
207
John Mason (Glasgow East): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many questions tabled for answer on a named day his Department received in each of the last 12 months; and to how many such questions his Department provided a substantive answer on the day named.
(305377)
208
N
Margaret Moran (Luton South): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will estimate the cost to the public purse of (a) setting up and (b) operating for the first year the (i) Tenant Services Agency and (ii) the Homes and Communities Agency.
(304521)
209
N
Margaret Moran (Luton South): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of local authority regulation of registered social landlords; what estimate he has made of the cost to local authorities of such regulation in 2008-09; and if he will make a statement.
(304522)
210
N
Margaret Moran (Luton South): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many cases have been brought against (a) local authorities and (b) registered social landlords in respect of alleged breaches of equalities legislation in each of the last five years.
(304535)
211
N
Margaret Moran (Luton South): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many legal cases have been brought in respect of racial discrimination allegations against (a) local authorities and (b) registered social landlords in each of the last five years.
(304536)
212
N
Margaret Moran (Luton South): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many employment tribunal claims have been brought against (a) local authorities and (b) registered social landlords in each of the last five years.
(304537)
213
Margaret Moran (Luton South): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how he evaluates the effectiveness of empty dwelling management orders.
(304642)
214
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many homes were available in rural areas through the (a) HomeBuy Direct, (b) New Build HomeBuy, (c) First-Time Buyer's Initiative, (d) Open Market HomeBuy and (e) Social HomeBuy schemes on the latest date for which figures are available.
(305037)
215
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many homeowners in rural areas have accepted an offer through the Mortgage Rescue scheme in each quarter since the launch of the scheme.
(305038)
216
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the house price affordability ratio for households on (a) lower quintile and (b) median earnings was in each local authority area for the most recent quarter available.
(305039)
217
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many homes in rural areas were built on exception sites in each year since 1989.
(305041)
218
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when the report of research undertaken by Heriot Watt University into housing supply and future housing need was presented to his Department; and when he expects the report to be published.
(305042)
219
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much his Department has paid to Heriot Watt University to undertake its research into housing supply and future housing need.
(305043)
220
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many homes in rural areas were repossessed in each year since 1997.
(305062)
221
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many (a) empty homes and (b) homes which had been empty for more than six months there were in each region in each of the last five years.
(305068)
222
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Answer of 28 October 2009, Official Report, column 472W, on multiple occuption: licensing, on what date he plans to publish the report by the Building Research Establishment.
(305100)
223
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the average house price was in each local authority area in each year since 1997.
(305225)
224
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many homes in rural areas were (a) available and (b) purchased through the (i) HomeBuy Direct, (ii) New Build HomeBuy, (iii) First-Time Buyer's Initiative, (iv) Open Market HomeBuy and (v) Social HomeBuy scheme in each of the last three years.
(305273)
225
Mark Simmonds (Boston & Skegness): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much of the £250 million local government efficiency savings referred to in the Department of Health consultation document on Personal Care at Home he expects to be made from each budget of each local authority.
(304698)
226
Mark Simmonds (Boston & Skegness): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps he plans to take to ensure the delivery of the £250 million local government efficiency savings referred to in the Department of Health consultation document on Personal Care at Home.
(304699)
227
N
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Answer to the hon. Member for Ruislip-Northwood of 1 December 2009, Official Report, column 640W, on Audit Commission: public relations, what the (a) nature and (b) purpose was of the work entitled (i) one off project fee of 10 June 2009, (ii) Connect fee as agreed of 12 June 2009 and (iii) each Connect fee of 14 September 2009.
(304714)
228
N
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Answer to the hon. Member for Ruislip-Northwood of 1 December 2009, Official Report, column 640W, on the Audit Commission: public relations, if he will place in the Library a copy of the (a) analysis and overview of the local election results and (b) public affairs strategy that was produced for the Audit Commission by Connect Public Affairs.
(304715)
229
N
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Answer to the hon. Member for Ruislip-Northwood of 1 December 2009, Official Report, column 640W, on the Audit Commission: public relations, which key prospective parliamentary candidates were identified by Connect Public Affairs for the Audit Commission; and what action the Audit Commission or Connect took in relation to those individuals after their identification.
(304716)
230
N
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Answer to the hon. Member for Ruislip-Northwood of 1 December 2009, Official Report, column 640W, on the Audit Commission: public relations, what the purpose was of the public affairs work entitled CPA Conservative Shadow Cabinet; and what the work entailed.
(304717)
231
N
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Ruislip-Northwood of 1 December 2009, Official Report, column 640W, on the Audit Commission: public relations, if he will make an assessment of the compliance of the Audit Commission's hiring of a public affairs firm to identify key prospective parliamentary candidates with the Cabinet Office's Propriety Guidance rules in respect of use of public relations consultancies or agencies.
(304718)
232
Sarah Teather (Brent East): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of local authority expenditure on repairing flood damage in each of the last five years.
(305229)
233
Sarah Teather (Brent East): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the number of households displaced by flooding that have not be able to return to their homes following each incident of flooding in the last three years.
(305231)
234
Sarah Teather (Brent East): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assistance his Department provides to homeowners whose homes are flooded but who do not have flood insurance.
(305232)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
235
Mr Richard Caborn (Sheffield Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will instruct the Gambling Commission to undertake a study of the effect on betting exchanges of persons operating as unlicensed bookmakers.
(305285)
236
Mr Richard Caborn (Sheffield Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate he has made of the effect on the Horserace Betting Levy of the operation of betting exchanges.
(305287)
237
Philip Davies (Shipley): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the compatibility of the operation of the Gambling Commission with the recommendations of the Hampton Review of Regulation.
(305118)
238
Philip Davies (Shipley): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the operating costs of the Gambling Commission were in (a) 2007-08 and (b) 2008-09; and what proportion of the change in costs is accounted for by the relocation of the Commission in Birmingham.
(305119)
239
Philip Davies (Shipley): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions he has had with the Gambling Commission on increases to its effeciency.
(305120)
240
Philip Davies (Shipley): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what value for money objectives his Department has set for the Gambling Commission.
(305121)
241
Philip Davies (Shipley): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much the Gambling Commission paid in staff travel costs in respect of commuting between London and Birmingham in the last 12 months for which figures are available.
(305122)
242
Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will place in the Library a copy of each response received to the licensing questionnaire which formed the basis for the Licensing Statistical Bulletin 2009.
(304706)
243
Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the Answer of 21 July 2009, Official Report, column 1557W, on music: finance (a) how much of the £500,000 funding announced in December 2007 to set up music rehearsal spaces has now been (i) allocated and (ii) spent and (b) how many of the new rehearsal spaces are now open.
(304749)
244
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what payments the Digital Switchover Help Scheme has made to Fishburn Hedges in the last 12 months; for what purpose; and if he will place in the Library a copy of the contract under which such payments have been made.
(305132)
245
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what payments his Department has made to Edelman in the last 12 months; for what purpose; and if he will place in the Library copy of the contract under which such payments have been made.
(305133)
246
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what payments the British Board of Film Classification has made to Portland PR in the last 12 months; for what purpose; and if he will place in the Library a copy of the contract under which such payments have been made.
(305134)
247
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what payments Arts Council East has made to Grayling Political Strategy in the last 12 months; for what purpose; and if he will place in the Library a copy of the contract under which such payments have been made.
(305135)
248
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what payments Digital UK has made to (a) Weber Shandwick and (b) Fishburn Hedges in the last 12 months; for what purpose; and if he will place in the Library a copy of the contracts under which such payments have been made.
(305136)
249
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what payments the Olympic Delivery Authority has made to Mandate/AS Biss in the last 12 months; for what purpose; and if he will place in the Library a copy of the contract under which such payments have been made.
(305137)
250
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what payments the Big Lottery Fund has made to Stratagem in the last 12 months; for what purpose; and if he will place in the Library a copy of the contract under which such payments have been made.
(305138)
251
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what payments the Heritage Lottery Fund has made to (a) Blue Rubican, (b) Greenhause Communications and (c) Strategem in the last 12 months; for what purpose; and if he will place in the Library a copy of the contracts under which such payments have been made.
(305139)
252
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what payments the Gambling Commission has made to Grayling Political Strategy in the last 12 months; for what purpose; and if he will place in the Library a copy of the contracts under which such payments have been made.
(305140)
253
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what payments the Royal Parks Agency has made to (a) Cavendish Communications and (b) Bellenden Public Affairs in each of the last 12 months for which figures are available; for what purpose; and if he will place in the Library a copy of the contracts under which such payments have been made.
(305141)
254
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what payments the National Lottery Commission has made to Hill and Knowton in each of the last 12 months for which figures are available; for what purpose; and if he will place in the Library a copy of the contracts under which such payments have been made.
(305142)
255
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what payments Sport England has made to (a) Blue Rubicon, (b) Edelman and (c) FD-LLM and FD- Public Affairs in the last 12 months for which figures are available; for what purpose; and if he will place in the Library a copy of the contracts under which such payments have been made.
(305143)
256
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what payments VisitBritain has made to Connect Public Affairs in the last 12 months for which figures are available; for what purpose; and if he will place in the Library a copy of the contracts under which such payments have been made.
(305144)
257
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what payments the British Museum has made to Weber Shandwick Public Affairs in the last 12 months for which figures are available; for what purpose; and if he will place in the Library a copy of the contracts under which such payments have been made.
(305145)
258
Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North and Leith): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many telephone lines with the prefix (a) 0870, (b) 0845 and (c) 0800 his Department (i) operates and (ii) sponsors; how many calls were received to each number in the last 12 months; and whether alternative numbers charged at the BT local rate are available in each case.
(305219)
259
John Mason (Glasgow East): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many questions tabled for answer on a named day his Department received in each of the last 12 months; and to how many such questions his Department provided a substantive answer on the day named.
(305387)
260
Mr Malcolm Moss (North East Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many (a) playing fields and (b) swimming pools there are in each (i) district council and (ii) unitary authority area in the East of England.
(304577)
261
Mr Malcolm Moss (North East Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what information his Department holds on expenditure on running costs for sports and leisure facilities at district and unitary council areas in the East of England.
(304993)
262
N
Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 1 December 2009, Official Report, column 596W, on the UK School Games, under what budgetary headings the £350,000 paid for event management was spent; and to whom payments were made under each such heading.
(304818)
263
N
Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 1 December 2009, Official Report, column 596W, on the UK School Games, how much was spent on work with each ambassador.
(304819)
264
N
Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 1 December 2009, Official Report, column 596W, on the UK School Games, under what budgetary heading the £227,000 paid for event production, media, website etc. was spent; and to whom payments were made under each such heading.
(304820)
265
N
Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 1 December 2009, Official Report, column 596W, on the UK School Games, what payments were made to national governing bodies; and what non-financial support was provided to those bodies.
(304821)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence
266
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for how many service personnel resident in (a) Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey constituency, (b) the Highlands and (c) Scotland his Department has purchased accelerated access to (i) NHS and (ii) private treatment in each of the last five years.
(304646)
267
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much Defence Medical Services spent in Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey constituency in each of the last five years.
(304647)
268
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) overpayments and (b) underpayments of salary there were to armed forces personnel resident in Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey constituency in each month since January 2008; and of what amount in each case.
(304648)
269
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department spent on mental health care services for armed forces personnel in (a) Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey constituency, (b) the Highlands and (c) Scotland in each year since 2001.
(304649)
270
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will bring forward proposals to build new soldier accommodation in (a) Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey constituency, (b) the Highlands and (c) Scotland.
(304650)
271
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many complaints were received by Modern Housing Solutions on the maintenance of service accommodation in (a) Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey constituency, (b) the Highlands and (c) Scotland in each month in 2009 to date.
(304651)
272
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many houses owned by his Department in (a) Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey constituency, (b) the Highlands and (c) Scotland are rated as grade (i) one, (ii) two, (iii) three and (iv) four.
(304652)
273
N
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many complaints have been received in the last 12 months about the effectiveness of the emergency contact numbers provided for the families of serving personnel.
(304671)
274
Sir Menzies Campbell (North East Fife): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department has charged (a) other Government departments, (b) private sector companies and (c) foreign governments in employment costs for members of (i) his Department's civilian staff, (ii) the MOD Police Service, (iii) MOD Police and Guarding Agency and (iv) military personnel of the (A) Royal Navy, (B) Royal Marines, (C) Army and (D) Royal Air Force in each of the last five years.
(304644)
275
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress has been made on preparations for Project Pegasus at AWE Aldermaston.
(304681)
276
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what expenditure his Department has incurred on engaging private security companies and private military companies for work undertaken in (a) Nigeria and (b) Sierra Leone in each of the last three years.
(304645)
277
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 26 November 2009, Official Report, columns 287-8W, on Afghanistan: peacekeeping operations, what compensation is payable for loss of (a) the penis and (b) normal use of the penis under the provisions of the Armed Forces and Reserve Forces (Compensation Scheme) Order 2005; and what level of severity of injury on the Scheme's scale such compensation represents.
(304725)
278
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the proportion of armed forces personnel who deploy to Helmand province equipped with a cricket box for groin protection; and if he will make a statement.
(304726)
279
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will introduce groin protection plates as an addition to personal body armour for armed forces personnel deployed in Helmand province.
(304727)
280
N
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people (a) requested and (b) were granted a discharge from the Royal Navy on grounds of ill health in the last five years.
(304193)
281
Nick Harvey (North Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many personnel in each medical and dental personnel division in the Defence Medical Services are (a) required and (b) trained.
(304825)
282
Nick Harvey (North Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for how many nights hotel rooms were booked by (a) his Department, (b) its agencies and (c) the armed forces in each year since 2007.
(304827)
283
Nick Harvey (North Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much (a) his Department, (b) its agencies and (c) the armed forces have spent on hotel accommodation in each year since 2007.
(304828)
284
Nick Harvey (North Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much (a) his Department, (b) its agencies and (c) the armed forces have spent on hotel costs other than accommodation in each year since 2007.
(304829)
285
Nick Harvey (North Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much (a) his Department, (b) its agencies and (c) the armed forces paid in fees to third-party agents in relation to booking hotel accommodation in each year since 2007.
(304830)
286
Nick Harvey (North Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the length of the construction period for the new enriched uranium facility at AWE Aldermaston as proposed in the planning application made to West Berkshire Council; what plans he has for the usage of the uranium processed there; and if he will make a statement.
(305195)
287
Nick Harvey (North Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Answer of 11 November 2009, Official Report, column 403W, on Atomic Weapons Establishment: radioactive waste, who owns the radioactive waste at the site; and whether the costs of storing radioactive waste at Atomic Weapons Establishment sites are covered in the contract arrangements between AWE plc and his Department.
(305227)
288
N
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what records his Department keeps in respect of civilian contractors killed while working in support of UK operations overseas; how many such contractors have been killed while supporting UK operations in Afghanistan since 2005; and if he will make a statement.
(304744)
289
N
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department paid for Jet A1 and diesel fuel delivered to Camp Bastion in support of UK operations in the last 12 month period for which figures are available.
(304745)
290
N
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the average monthly cost to his Department was of Jet A1 and diesel fuel delivered to Camp Bastion in support of UK operations since 2005.
(304746)
291
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the (a) trained requirement, (b) trained strength and (c) fit for duty strength is of each service in the armed forces.
(305017)
292
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the (a) trained requirement, (b) trained strength and (c) fit for duty strength is of each pinch point trade.
(305018)
293
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what percentage of each pinch point trade is in breach of its harmony guidelines on individual separated service.
(305019)
294
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what percentage of personnel in each (a) service and (b) corps of the Army are in breach of their harmony guidelines on (i) tour intervals and (ii) individual separated service.
(305020)
295
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many contacts between British forces and the Taliban have occurred in each month of 2009.
(305021)
296
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many times the readiness levels for the 500 extra troops to be sent to Afghanistan have changed since 14 October 2009; and what the levels were in each case.
(305022)
297
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the (a) required and (b) actual number is of (i) items of night vision equipment, (ii) pieces of body armour and (iii) small arms for pre-deployment training.
(305023)
298
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the current (a) required and (b) actual number of drivers is for each armoured vehicle type in the armed forces.
(305024)
299
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much (a) expenditure and (b) near cash expenditure there was on defence (i) including and (ii) excluding military operations in each year since 1997.
(305040)
300
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many training hours fast jet pilots spent on average in each aircraft type in the Royal Air Force in each (a) year since 2005 and (b) month of 2009.
(305103)
301
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Answer of 28 January 2009, Official Report, columns 509-22, on supply estimates, what the equivalent figures are for each estimate type in his Department's Winter Supplementary Estimate for 2009-10.
(305104)
302
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what percentage of gross domestic product was spent on defence (a) including and (b) excluding the cost of military operations in each year since 2007-08.
(305105)
303
Mark Hunter (Cheadle): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he plans to introduce a lapel badge for those who worked in the munitions factories during the Second World War.
(305243)
304
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what payments the Met Office has made to (a) Cavendish Communications and (b) Politics International in the last 12 months; for what purpose; and if he will place in the Library a copy of each contract under which such payments have been made.
(305063)
305
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what payments his Department has made to Green Issues in the last 12 months; for what purposes such payments were made; and if he will place in the Library a copy of the contract under which such payments were made.
(305250)
306
N
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Mk7 helmets (a) have been ordered, (b) have been delivered to theatre and (c) are planned to be delivered to theatre; and over what period the latter are planned to be delivered.
(304673)
307
Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North and Leith): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many telephone lines with the prefix (a) 0870, (b) 0845 and (c) 0800 his Department (i) operates and (ii) sponsors; how many calls were received to each number in the last 12 months; and whether alternative numbers charged at the BT local rate are available in each case.
(305218)
308
John Mason (Glasgow East): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many staff were employed at his Department's Kentigern House site in Glasgow in each of the last 10 years.
(305280)
309
John Mason (Glasgow East): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when and for what reasons his Department decided to sell and lease back its Kentigern House site in Glasgow.
(305281)
310
John Mason (Glasgow East): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the maintenance costs were for his Department's Kentigern House site in Glasgow in each of the last 10 years.
(305282)
311
John Mason (Glasgow East): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what consultation was undertaken with unions representing staff at his Department's Kentigern House site in Glasgow prior to the sale and lease back of the site.
(305283)
312
John Mason (Glasgow East): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assets his Department has sold and leased back in each of the last 10 years; what the sale price was of each asset so sold; and what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of leasing back each such asset over the period of the lease.
(305284)
313
John Mason (Glasgow East): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many questions tabled for answer on a named day his Department received in each of the last 12 months; and to how many such questions his Department provided a substantive answer on the day named.
(305386)
314
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what pension is payable to a soldier who retires after 15 years in the British Army on 30 April 1997 as a sergeant in a (a) Gurkha regiment and (b) regiment recruited in the UK.
(304704)
315
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many veterans receive pensions under the provisions of the (a) Gurkha Pension Scheme, (b) Armed Forces Pension Scheme 2005 and (c) Armed Forces Pension Scheme 1975; and if he will make a statement.
(304770)
316
N
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what research his Department has commissioned on the nutritional status of servicemen (a) in theatre and (b) returning from theatre.
[R] (304835)
317
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many servicemen returning from service in (a) Iraq and (b) Afghanistan have been diagnosed with each type of nutritional ailment in each year since 2003.
[R] (304869)
318
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate his Department has made of the minimum daily intake of calories required by an infantry soldier on active service in Afghanistan.
[R] (304870)
319
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost of running each service medical board of survey was in the latest period for which figures are available.
[R] (304871)
320
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many personnel are assigned to the (a) Army, (b) Royal Air Force and (c) Royal Navy Medical Board of Survey.
[R] (304872)
321
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the mean time between medical downgrading and appearance before a medical board of survey was for each of the armed forces in each year since 1997.
[R] (304873)
322
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many cases of each diagnosed condition each service medical board of survey considered in each year since 1997.
[R] (304874)
323
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many personnel with each diagnosed condition each service medical board of survey (a) discharged and (b) retained in a reduced medical category in each year since 1997.
[R] (304875)
324
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many complaints were filed against each service medical board of survey by (a) attendees and (b) third parties acting on behalf of attendees since 1997.
[R] (304876)
325
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what arrangements exist to monitor the health of service personnel whose diet has been limited solely to field rations for more than the recommended continuous exposure period; and if he will make a statement.
[R] (305030)
326
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the number of members of the armed forces living off field rations beyond the recommended continuous exposure periods; and if he will make a statement.
[R] (305031)
327
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what arrangements exist to monitor exposure to field rations beyond recommended limits; and if he will make a statement.
[R] (305032)
328
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the recommended time limit is on exposure to each in-use type of field rations; and if he will make a statement.
[R] (305033)
329
N
Willie Rennie (Dunfermline and West Fife): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many complaints Modern Housing Solutions received about animal infestations in service accommodation in each of the last five years.
(304331)
330
N
Willie Rennie (Dunfermline and West Fife): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many complaints were received by Modern Housing Solutions about accommodation for service personnel and their families in each of the last 12 months.
(304332)
331
N
Willie Rennie (Dunfermline and West Fife): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many properties owned by his Department are unused; and for how long each such property has been unused.
(304333)
332
N
Willie Rennie (Dunfermline and West Fife): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 30 November 2009, Official Report, column 415W, on departmental drinking water, what the reasons are for the increase in expenditure against the contract between November 2008 and October 2009.
(304519)
333
N
Willie Rennie (Dunfermline and West Fife): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department paid to Rolls Royce for work on the refuelling capabilities of Devonport dockyard; and how much his Department originally budgeted for the project.
(304778)
334
N
Willie Rennie (Dunfermline and West Fife): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the number of veterans resident in (a) Scotland, (b) England, (c) Wales and (d) Northern Ireland who have a health condition related to their service.
(304779)
335
N
Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Answer of 28 October 2009, Official Report, column 377W, on Members: correspondence, when he plans to reply to the letters of 27 July 2009 and 31 August 2009 from the hon. Member for Moray on the Court of Appeal costs incurred by his Department.
(303892)
336
Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many armed forces personnel went absent without leave (a) from posts (i) in Scotland, (ii) in Northern Ireland, (iii) in Wales, (iv) in England and (v) overseas and (b) while on operations in each month of 2009.
(304775)
337
Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps the Department is taking to enable mail and postal services provided for armed forces personnel in Afghanistan to manage the volume of letters and parcels expected over the Christmas period.
(305343)
338
N
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his policy is on the low flying of military aircraft over populated areas.
(304913)
339
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Prime Minister's Statement of 30 November 2009, Official Report, columns 831-6, on Afghanistan and Pakistan, on what date the Government agreed with the Afghan government that the capacity of the Helmand police training centre would be doubled; and if he will make a statement.
(304877)
340
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Prime Minister's Statement of 30 November 2009, Official Report, columns 831-6W, on Afghanistan and Pakistan, on what date it was agreed with the Afghan government that the 600 Afghan soldiers would be deployed to Helmand.
(304938)
341
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Prime Minister's Statement of 30 November 2009, Official Report, columns 831-6W, on Afghanistan and Pakistan, on what date it was agreed with the Afghan government that the number of Afghan police in Helmand would increase to 4,100; and how many Afghan police were deployed in Helmand prior to that agreement.
(304939)
342
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Prime Minister's Statement of 30 November 2009, Official Report, columns 831-6W, on Afghanistan and Pakistan, on what date it was agreed with the Afghan government that the further 10 Afghan companies would be deployed to Helmand.
(304940)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change
343
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Home Heat helpline; and whether his Department collects data on the uptake of home energy support benefits in each constituency.
(304682)
344
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what evaluation his Department has made of the effectiveness for claimants of the Coal Health Compensation Scheme.
(304683)
345
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, at what location on his Department's website can the United Kingdom's third national report on compliance with the obligations of the joint convention on the safety of spent fuel management and on the safety of radioactive waste management be found; how the information contained in this report has been conveyed to the public; and when the national reports from member states to the convention were last reviewed under IAEA auspices.
(304684)
346
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what assessment he has made of the merits of including in his Department's report, Appraisal of sustainability of the draft national nuclear policy statement: main report, published on 9 November 2009, an appraisal relating to the uranium mined for the nuclear fuel used in new reactors.
(305241)
347
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, when his Department issued a notice to tender for the contract to prepare an appraisal of sustainability of the draft nuclear national policy statement; which companies made bids; by what criteria contractors were selected; what the total monetary value of the contracts was; and what assessment he made of the expertise of the contractors selected.
(305329)
348
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what recent discussions he has had with his counterparts in (a) Bangladesh, (b) Ethiopia, (c) India, (d) Kenya and (e) Nepal on technology transfer to enable those countries to harness renewable energy and to combat climate change.
(304405)
349
Damian Green (Ashford): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how much funding has been allocated for the Warm Front scheme in (a) Ashford constituency and (b) Kent in 2009-10; and what the average grant awarded under the Warm Front scheme was in Ashford constituency in each of the last three years.
(304923)
350
Charles Hendry (Wealden): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what assessment his Department has made of the level of investment risk to companies participating in the construction of (a) non-offshore wind and (b) other renewable energy projects in circumstances in which the number of renewables obligation certificates (ROCs) to be allocated is not determined until the time of commissioning of a project; and for what reasons he decided that the number of ROCs to be allocated in respect of offshore wind projects should be determined at the construction stage.
(305177)
351
Charles Hendry (Wealden): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what recent assessment he has made of the effect on levels of competition of the cap on the number of renewables obligation certificates available for co-firing of regular biomass.
(305178)
352
Charles Hendry (Wealden): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what account he took of the findings of the report prepared by Oxera for his Department in his decision not to remove the cap on the number of renewables obligation certificates available for the co-firing of regular biomass; and what the reasons were for his decision.
(305179)
353
Charles Hendry (Wealden): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what recent discussions he has had with Ofgem on the effect on the level of contribution of biomass to the renewable energy targets of retaining the cap on the number of renewables obligation certificates available for the co-firing of regular biomassn.
(305180)
354
Charles Hendry (Wealden): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, for what reasons he decided that grandfathering rights on the basis of those applied to offshore wind projects should not apply to regular biomass projects.
(305181)
355
Charles Hendry (Wealden): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how much his Department has paid to Opinion Leader Research since its establishment.
(305237)
356
N
Martin Horwood (Cheltenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what estimate he has made of the proportion of households in (a) England, (b) Scotland and (c) Wales which defaulted on energy bill payments in the last 12 months.
(304195)
357
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, whether the Committee on Climate Change is classified as (a) an executive agency and (b) a non-departmental public body.
(305064)
358
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what payments Ofgem has made to Finsbury in the last 12 months; for what purposes; and if he will place in the Library a copy of the contract governing those payments.
(305065)
359
Sir Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, when he plans to reply to the letter of 22 October 2009 from the right hon. Member for Manchester Gorton on Mr A Gibson.
(305112)
360
Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North and Leith): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many telephone lines with the prefix (a) 0870, (b) 0845 and (c) 0800 his Department (i) operates and (ii) sponsors; how many calls were received to each number in the last 12 months; and whether alternative numbers charged at the BT local rate are available in each case.
(305217)
361
John Mason (Glasgow East): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many questions tabled for answer on a named day his Department received in each of the last 12 months; and to how many such questions his Department provided a substantive answer on the day named.
(305379)
362
N
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what account the Government's submission to the Copenhagen climate change summit will take of environmentally-friendly information and communications technology.
(304142)
363
N
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on the environment of adopting environmentally-friendly ICT policies across all Government departments.
(304198)
364
N
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what officials from his Department will be attending the Copenhagen climate change summit.
(304329)
365
N
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, whether the UK's submission to the Copenhagen climate change summit will include reference to the joint work on environmentally-friendly information and communications technology undertaken by the UN and the International Telecommunications Union.
(304576)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
366
N
Adam Afriyie (Windsor): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, on how many occasions he has met (a) the Government Chief Scientific Adviser and (b) his Department's Chief Scientific Adviser in the course of his official duties in the last 12 months.
(303961)
367
Hugh Bayley (City of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the amount of land in (a) England and (b) North Yorkshire and York organically farmed in each year since 1997.
(304588)
368
Hugh Bayley (City of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much has been paid to farmers migrants under the Organic Farming Scheme since 2003.
(304589)
369
Hugh Bayley (City of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many hectares of land in (a) England and (b) North Yorkshire and York have been opened to the public under the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 to date.
(304590)
370
Hugh Bayley (City of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much his Department has spent on flood protection measures in (a) England, (b) Yorkshire and the Humber and (c) the City of York Council area in each year since 2000-01.
(304591)
371
N
Mr Julian Brazier (Canterbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the cost to the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science was of operating the CEFAS vessel Endeavour in 2008-09; what estimate he has made of this cost in (a) 2009-10 and (b) 2010-11; how many days the vessel was at sea undertaking research in 2008-09; and what estimate has been made of the equivalent number of such days in (i) 2009-10 and (ii) 2010-11.
(302015)
372
N
Mr Julian Brazier (Canterbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many days the CEFAS vessel Endeavour was (a) made available by the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science and (b) used by other organisations during 2008-09; and what estimate has been made of the number of such days in (i) 2009-10 and (ii) 2010-11.
(302016)
373
Ben Chapman (Wirral South): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department has made a recent estimate of the size of the population of salmon in the River Dee.
(305341)
374
N
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many queen bees were imported in each of the last five years.
(304738)
375
N
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what percentage of turkey sales in the UK was of domestically produced birds in each year since 1997.
(304747)
376
N
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many reports of abandoned animals his Department (a) has received in each of the last five years and (b) estimates it will receive in 2009.
(304748)
377
N
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with (a) the Welsh Assembly Government and (b) the European Commission on the transitional arrangements for the agri-environment scheme in Glastir up to 2012; and what assessment he has made of that scheme's compliance with the rules stipulated by the Commission.
(304141)
378
N
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what his policy is on the relocation of badger setts resulting from the development of land for homes.
(304538)
379
Lady Hermon (North Down): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for the UK of the findings of the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research report on Antarctic climate change and the environment.
(304584)
380
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the monetary value is of his Department's contract with Seven Squared for the production of its staff magazine; and for what reason the magazine is not produced by his Department's communications office.
(305249)
381
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the Answer of 14 October 2009, Official Report, column 950W, on water charges, in which financial year he expects such concessionary schemes to commence; and what prior steps he is taking to assist voluntary organisations which are subject to surface water drainage charges.
(305259)
382
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what public relations companies the Commission for Rural Communities has hired in the last three years; at what cost; for what purposes; and if he will place in the Library a copy of the contract between the Commission and each such company.
(305296)
383
Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North and Leith): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many telephone lines with the prefix (a) 0870, (b) 0845 and (c) 0800 his Department (i) operates and (ii) sponsors; how many calls were received to each number in the last 12 months; and whether alternative numbers charged at the BT local rate are available in each case.
(305211)
384
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of Ofwat's final determination on the ability of water companies to provide alternative water supplies in the event of contamination of usual supplies by flooding; and what recent assessment he has made of the capacity of water companies to increase the resilience of their water treatment plants to flooding.
(304954)
385
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, for what reasons the chief engineers and regional engineers in each region of England are no longer in place; and what alternative structure is in place for the carrying out of their functions.
(304955)
386
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what representations he has received on the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2009; for what reasons he does not plan to review the regulations before 2013; and if he will make a statement.
(305010)
387
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what methodology his Department used to estimate the costs for policy option three as referred to in the Explanatory Memorandum to the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2009.
(305011)
388
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of metals recycling businesses which will experience a net financial (a) benefit and (b) cost as a result of implementation of the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2009.
(305012)
389
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he plans to issue guidance on individual exemptions that arise as a result of the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2009.
(305013)
390
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what decisions have been made on amending emergency regulations to increase the minimum amount of water to be provided in an emergency in accordance with recommendation 40 of the Pitt Report.
(305072)
391
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many people are registered with Flood Warnings Direct.
(305075)
392
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he expects a final national flood emergency framework to be implemented.
(305076)
393
John Mason (Glasgow East): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many questions tabled for answer on a named day his Department received in each of the last 12 months; and to how many such questions his Department provided a substantive answer on the day named.
(305375)
394
Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the contribution of the Minister of State of 2 December 2009, Official Report, column 106WH, if he will make it his policy to include in the guidance on the voluntary labelling of produce imported from the Golan the description made in occupied Syrian land.
(305253)
395
Sarah Teather (Brent East): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much his Department spent on consultancy fees during the selection process of the headquarters of the Marine Management Organisation.
(305085)
396
Sarah Teather (Brent East): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what arrangements have been made for the temporary accommodation of Marine and Fisheries Agency staff in Newcastle before moving to Lancaster House; and what expenditure he expects his Department to incur on such temporary accommodation.
(305086)
397
Sarah Teather (Brent East): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what expenditure has been incurred on recruitment agencies engaged to recruit staff for the Marine and Fisheries Agency in the last 12 months.
(305087)
398
Sarah Teather (Brent East): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether an equality impact assessment was published prior to the decision on the future headquarters of the Marine Management Organisation being made.
(305170)
399
Sarah Teather (Brent East): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent estimate he has made of the number of homes at risk of (a) coastal and (b) inland flooding in each region.
(305228)
400
Sarah Teather (Brent East): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much his Department has spent on flood defences in each of the last five years.
(305230)
401
John Thurso (Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what volume of waste oils was transhipped as waste for processing outside the UK in each year since 2001; and if he will make a statement.
(304638)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
402
Richard Burden (Birmingham, Northfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received of the detention by the Israeli authorities of Mohammed Othman from Jayyous; and whether he has made representations to the government of Israel on the subject.
(304705)
403
N
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions the UK Permanent Representative to the EU has had with (a) the Welsh Assembly Government and (b) the Directorate General for Agriculture and Rural Development of the European Commission on the application of European Commission rules to the transitional arrangements for EU agri-environment schemes in Wales.
(304194)
404
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what payments the British Council has made to Stratagem in the last 12 months; for what purpose; and if he will place in the Library a copy of the contract under which such payments were made.
(305163)
405
Susan Kramer (Richmond Park): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to encourage the government of Sri Lanka to (a) release all those in internment camps and (b) establish a political settlement which takes into account the needs of the Tamil people.
(305048)
406
Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North and Leith): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many telephone lines with the prefix (a) 0870, (b) 0845 and (c) 0800 his Department (i) operates and (ii) sponsors; how many calls were received to each number in the last 12 months; and whether alternative numbers charged at the BT local rate are available in each case.
(305213)
407
Anne Main (St Albans): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate his Department has made of the number of people in coastal zones of Bangladesh who may be displaced as a result of changes to the sea level in the next 10 years; and if he will make a statement.
(305289)
408
Anne Main (St Albans): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Bangladeshi counterpart on the potential effect of sea level rises in the country.
(305921)
409
N
Rob Marris (Wolverhampton South West): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department has taken to seek to ensure the implementation of EU guidelines on the protection of human rights defenders in Colombia in 2009.
(302764)
410
N
Rob Marris (Wolverhampton South West): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department has plans to monitor the trial in Colombia of Jorge Noguera Cotes, former head of the internal security department in that country.
(302765)
411
N
Rob Marris (Wolverhampton South West): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department has taken to assist human rights defenders in Colombia in each quarter of 2009; and if he will make a statement.
(302766)
412
John Mason (Glasgow East): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many questions tabled for answer on a named day his Department received in each of the last 12 months; and to how many such questions his Department provided a substantive answer on the day named.
(305372)
413
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether (a) he and (b) officials in his Department have had discussions with their Afghan counterparts on a national unity government in Afghanistan.
(304720)
414
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Prime Minister's Statement of 30 November 2009, Official Report, columns 831-6, on Afghanistan and Pakistan, what steps have been agreed with the government of Afghanistan to ensure that all provinces and districts in Afghanistan have a governor appointed on merit, free from corruption and with clearly defined roles, skills and resources.
(304878)
415
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Prime Minister's Statement of 30 November 2009, Official Report, columns 831-6W, on Afghanistan and Pakistan, what criteria will be used to determine whether an appointee for provincial or district governorship in Afghanistan is free from corruption; what body will be charged with making that assessment; and what agreement has been made with the government of Afghanistan in respect of consultation on such appointments.
(304930)
416
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Prime Minister's Statement of 30 November 2009, Official Report, columns 831-6W, on Afghanistan and Pakistan, what benchmarks the Government has set for the government of Afghanistan; what plans he has to review those benchmarks; and by what mechanisms progress against these benchmarks will be measured.
(304931)
417
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Prime Minister's Statement of 30 November 2009, Official Report, columns 831-6, on Afghanistan and Pakistan, what mechanisms will be used to monitor the record of the Afghan government on corruption; how often reports on such monitoring work will be made; and what plans he has to inform Parliament of the outcomes of such monitoring work.
(304932)
418
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Prime Minister's Statement of 30 November 2009, Official Report, columns 831-6, on Afghanistan and Pakistan, what proposals the Government has brought forward on stronger international civilian leadership in Afghanistan; and when he expects such proposals to be agreed with international partners.
(304933)
419
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Prime Minister's Statement of 30 November 2009, Official Report, columns 831-6, on Afghanistan and Pakistan, whether he plans to assess the merits of reviewing the mandate of the United Nations in Afghanistan as part of the Government's policy on stronger civilian leadership in Afghanistan; and if he will make a statement.
(304934)
420
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Prime Minister's Statement of 30 November 2009, Official Report, columns 831-6, on Afghanistan and Pakistan, whether the benchmarks for Afghanistan to meet have been agreed with the (a) US administration and (b) government of Afghanistan.
(304935)
421
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what objectives he has set for the 2010 London Conference on Afghanistan; and if he will make a statement.
(304936)
422
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Prime Minister's Statement of 30 November 2009, Official Report, columns 831-6W, on Afghanistan and Pakistan, what agreements have been reached with (a) the government of Afghanistan and (b) international partners on sources of funding for the programme of economic growth; how much such funding he expects to be available to that programme; and when he expects that programme to be implemented.
(304937)
423
Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with (a) the Sudanese government and (b) the UN on the peacekeeping patrols in Darfur being blocked; and if he will make a statement.
(304679)
424
N
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many British citizens have (a) died whilst abroad and (b) had their death reported to the British Embassy in the relevant country in each of the last five years.
(304710)
425
N
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent steps he has taken to encourage Fiji to rejoin the Commonwealth.
(304711)
426
Mark Williams (Ceredigion): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will discuss with the Moroccan Ambassador to the UK the matter of the movement of Moroccan settlers to occupied Western Sahara.
(304824)
427
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to the Israeli government on its compliance with United Nations Security Council resolution (a) 478 of 1980, on Jerusalem and (b) 1860 of 2009, on Gaza.
(304880)
428
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of Israel's compliance with its obligations under article 23 of the Fourth Geneva Convention in respect of free passage into Gaza of consignments of (a) medical and hospital objects, (b) food and (c) clothing.
(304882)
429
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of damage during Operation Cast Lead to properties constructed with public funding provided (a) directly by the UK and (b) by the EU.
(304908)
430
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has made representations to the Israeli government on the payment of compensation to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees in the Near East following the shelling of its compound in Gaza City in January 2009.
(304909)
431
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations the Government has made to the Israeli government on the alleged shelling with high explosive and white phosphorus munitions of the United Nations compound in Gaza on 15 January 2009.
(304910)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
432
N
Adam Afriyie (Windsor): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, on how many occasions he has met (a) the Government Chief Scientific Adviser and (b) his Department's Chief Scientific Adviser in the course of his official duties in the last 12 months.
(303969)
433
Mr David Anderson (Blaydon): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much each NHS Trust and NHS Foundation Trust in England received for the provision of private patient services in the latest period for which figures are available.
(304723)
434
Mr David Anderson (Blaydon): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the budget is of each NHS trust and NHS foundation trust hospital in England for 2009-10.
(304892)
435
Mr David Anderson (Blaydon): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make it his policy to withhold approval from the NHS Business Services Authority for the outsourcing of its IT and Dental Services contract until a full appraisal of the in-house option is conducted.
(305359)
436
N
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many physical assaults against staff of ambulance trusts serving the South East Region were reported in each county in each of the last three years.
(304757)
437
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many finished admission episodes to hospital there were in each strategic health authority area (a) in total and (b) per 100,000 of the population where an illness related to alcohol was a primary or secondary diagnosis in each of the last five years.
(305077)
438
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of the financial performance of each London (a) acute hospital trust and (b) primary care trust.
(305078)
439
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average waiting time was to receive a digital hearing aid in each London primary care trust (PCT) area in the latest period for which information is available; and how many people are waiting to receive a digital hearing aid in each such PCT area.
(305079)
440
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average waiting time was to receive a spinal injection for the treatment of back pain conditions in each London acute hospital in the latest period for which figures are available.
(305080)
441
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many bank or agency nurses are engaged by each London acute hospital trust; and what proportion this figure represents of the nursing staff in each such trust.
(305081)
442
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many intensive care beds are available at each London acute hospital; and what recent estimate he has made of their rate of occupancy.
(305082)
443
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many times patients requiring intensive care services have been unable to obtain an intensive care bed at each London acute hospital in the last 12 months.
(305083)
444
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many vacant posts there are for accident and emergency consultants at each London acute hospital trust; and what proportion these figures represent of all such posts at each such trust.
(305084)
445
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research his Department has evaluated on the effects of male circumcision on the risk of contracting HIV.
(304406)
446
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent steps his Department has taken to reduce HIV-related stigma.
(304693)
447
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people were treated by the National Health Service in each of the last five years for conditions contracted from animal faeces in public places.
(305047)
448
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Eddisbury of 23 June 2009, Official Report, column 853W, on departmental public relations, what the (a) remit and (b) purpose was of hiring each public affairs consultancy for each of the listed bodies; and what company was hired in each case.
(305025)
449
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the Central Office of Information press release of 17 July 2008 entitled NHS Direct Unveils New Identity, what the cost to the public purse was of the creation of the new brand identity for NHS Direct.
(305026)
450
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the Answer to the hon. Member for Fareham of 1 September 2008, Official Report, column 1688W, on Government communications, what the (a) job titles and (b) divisions are of each of the staff employed in his Department in an embedded communications role.
(305027)
451
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what payments the NHS Supply Chain has made to Fleishman-Hillard in the last 12 months; for what purpose; and if he will place in the Library a copy of the contract under which such payments have been made.
(305165)
452
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what payments the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement has made to the Waterfront Partnership in the last 12 months; for what purpose; and if he will place in the Library a copy of the contract under which such payments have been made.
(305166)
453
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what payments NHS Blood and Transplant has made to Fishburn Hedges in the last 12 months; for what purpose; and if he will place in the Library a copy of the contract under which such payments have been made.
(305167)
454
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what payments the NHS Information Centre has made to Grayling Political Strategy in each of the last three years; for what purposes such payments were made; and if he will place in the Library a copy of the contract under which such payments were made.
(305252)
455
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects the Prison Service Order on gender dysphoria to be published.
(304662)
456
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many bed days at Ashford and St Peters NHS Trust were taken by patients who had already been cleared for discharge in each of the last three years.
(304742)
457
Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North and Leith): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many telephone lines with the prefix (a) 0870, (b) 0845 and (c) 0800 his Department (i) operates and (ii) sponsors; how many calls were received to each number in the last 12 months; and whether alternative numbers charged at the BT local rate are available in each case.
(305205)
458
John Mason (Glasgow East): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many questions tabled for answer on a named day his Department received in each of the last 12 months; and to how many such questions his Department provided a substantive answer on the day named.
(305380)
459
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the Home Department's Together we can end violence against women and girls strategy, how much his Department plans to spend on the pilot site of the Multisystemic Therapy Programme at the Brandon Centre in North London in (a) 2009-10, (b) 2010-11 and (c) each of the subsequent three years; and from what budget such expenditure will be drawn.
(305309)
460
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what expenditure his Department incurred on training and professional development for nurses in the last three years.
(305260)
461
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much on average it cost his Department to fund a one-year degree level health visitor course for a qualified nurse in 2008-09.
(305261)
462
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what expenditure his Department incurred on training and professional development for health visitors in the last three years.
(305262)
463
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much his Department has allocated to the Aiming Higher for Disabled Children programme in (a) 2009-10 and (b) 2010-11.
(305293)
464
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much his Department has allocated to Maternity Matters programmes in (a) 2009-10 and (b) 2010-11.
(305298)
465
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much his Department has allocated for NHS Baby LifeCheck in (a) 2009-10 and (b) 2010-11.
(305299)
466
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many and what proportion of children in Basingstoke under the age of five years received two doses of MMR vaccine in each quarter of the last 10 years.
(305365)
467
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to paragraph 4.7 of the Impact Assessment for the Personal Care at Home Bill, for what reasons (a) chiropody and (b) podiatry are exempted from services included within the definition of personal care.
(304786)
468
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will estimate the cost of implementing the provisions of personal care as set out in the Personal Care at Home Bill using a definition of personal care which includes the services listed in paragraph 4.9 of the Impact Assessment for the Personal Care at Home Bill.
(304787)
469
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to paragraph 4.6 of the Impact Assessment for the Personal Care at Home Bill, if he will publish by the end of 2009 (a) the model and (b) the costing produced by the model.
(304788)
470
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to paragraph 5.2 of the Impact Assessment for the Personal Care at Home Bill, whether the expectation of costs of providing personal care reflects an expected use in (a) unit costs, (b) costs to councils or (c) other costs.
(304789)
471
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will place in the Library a copy of the working data and assumptions behind table 1 in the Impact Assessment for the Personal Care at Home Bill.
(304790)
472
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to table 2 of the Impact Assessment for the Personal Care at Home Bill, from which pages of the English Longitudinal Study of Aging Wave 3 he derived the numbers of people (a) receiving state-funded care and (b) making a means-tested contribution.
(304791)
473
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to table 2 of the Impact Assessment for the Personal Care at Home Bill, what methodology was used to calculate the number of people described as (a) self-funding plus unmet need, (b) residential care switchers and (c) informal care switchers.
(304792)
474
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to table 2 of the Impact Assessment for the Personal Care at Home Bill, for what reasons the figure given for informal care switchers is 50 per cent. of the estimated number of informal care switchers.
(304793)
475
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to table 2 of the Impact Assessment for the Personal Care at Home Bill, what methodology was used to calculate the additional costs; and whether the figures given for additional costs relate to millions of pounds.
(304794)
476
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to table 2 of the Impact Assessment for the Personal Care at Home Bill, from what source he derived the number of younger adults described as (a) already receiving state-funded care and (b) self-funding plus unmet need.
(304795)
477
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to table 2 and Annex 1 of the Impact Assessment for the Personal Care at Home Bill, if he will publish the logistic model used to calculate each individual's need for formal care; and from what source data was derived to populate that model.
(304796)
478
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to table 2 of the Impact Assessment for the Personal Care at Home Bill, from what source the costs referred to in bullet 4 of Annex A were derived.
(304797)
479
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to Annex A of the Impact Assessment for the Personal Care at Home Bill, from what source the assumption that home care represents 74 per cent. of overall community care costs and personal care represents 85 per cent. of that is derived.
(304798)
480
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to Annex A of the Impact Assessment for the Personal Care at Home Bill, from what source the estimate that five per cent. of people would have informal care withheld is derived.
(304799)
481
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to paragraph 5.9 of the Impact Assessment for the Personal Care at Home Bill, what methodology was used to reach the estimate that a further 108,964 persons already have their personal care needs met free of charge; and what the equivalent estimated figure is for (a) 2015, (b) 2020, (c) 2025 and (d) 2030.
(304800)
482
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for what reasons the net present value costs identified in table 3 of the Impact Assessment for the Personal Care at Home Bill are inconsistent with the present value costs identified on page 2.
(304801)
483
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the inherent uncertanties referred to in paragraph 5.10 of the Impact Assessment for the Personal Care at Home Bill are.
(304802)
484
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to paragraph 5.11 of the Impact Assessment for the Personal Care at Home Bill, what his Department's (a) minimum and (b) maximum estimate of reablement costs are.
(304803)
485
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to paragraph 5.12 of the Impact Assessment for the Personal Care at Home Bill, if he will place in the Library a copy of the model referred to.
(304804)
486
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the Impact Assessment for the Personal Care at Home Bill; whether he plans to make individuals eligible for more than one package of reablement funded by the taxpayer.
(304805)
487
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to Annex B, footnote 4 of the Impact Assessment for the Personal Care at Home Bill; for what reasons data from West Berkshire was used; and whether his Department holds equivalent data for other local authorities.
(304806)
488
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the Impact Assessment for the Personal Care at Home Bill; whether reablement packages will cover the costs of (a) hardware and (b) labour.
(304807)
489
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to paragraph 1.6 of the Impact Assessment for the Personal Care at Home Bill, in what circumstances the Government provides social care where private insurance cover has proved inadequate.
(304808)
490
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to paragraph 2.2 of the Impact Assessment for the Personal Care at Home Bill, what estimate he has made of the amount of funding referred to.
(304809)
491
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to paragraph 2.2 of the Impact Assessment for the Personal Care at Home Bill, for what reasons the proposal was not included in the Green Paper.
(304810)
492
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to paragraph 3.1 of the Impact Assessment for the Personal Care at Home Bill, in what ways he expects the policy to encourage better working between the health and social care systems.
(304811)
493
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to paragraph 4.6 of the Impact Assessment for the Personal Care at Home Bill, in what cases he expects the indicative sum to be administered (a) by the council and (b) through an individual budget or direct payment.
(304812)
494
N
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to paragraph 4.5 of the Impact Assessment for the Personal Care at Home Bill, for what reasons re-ablement will not be made available to those receiving palliative care.
(304813)
495
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the Impact Assessment for the Personal Care at Home Bill, what reablement schemes he expects to be available; and what home additions might be made under such schemes.
(304814)
496
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to Annex B of the Impact Assessment for the Personal Care at Home Bill, how the average number of hours of personal care per week of 6.54 was calculated; and whether the (a) calculation and (b) figure of 6.54 hours has been published by his Department previously.
(304815)
497
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to paragraph 5.13 of the Impact Assessment for the Personal Care at Home Bill, what his Department's (a) minimum and (b) maximum estimates of net savings are.
(304816)
498
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to Table 4 of the Impact Assessment for the Personal Care at Home Bill, what methodology was used to calculate each estimate.
(304837)
499
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to paragraph 4.5 of the Impact Assessment for the Personal Care at Home Bill, what estimate he has made of the number of people who constitute the significant number whose status will change through reablement; from what source the data underlying that estimate were derived; and what assumptions have been made in making the estimate.
(304841)
500
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many hospital inspections were carried out by the Care Quality Commission and its predecessors in each of the last three years; and how many visits to hospital premises were made by inspectors from the Care Quality Commission and its predecessors in each of the last three years.
(304844)
501
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to collect centrally data relating to (a) Fair Access to Care Services critical people and (b) reablement.
(304845)
502
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he plans to operate his policy on free personal care as set out in the Personal Care at Home Bill by means of individual budgets.
(304846)
503
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will estimate the costs of taxpayer-funded personal care as set out in the Personal Care at Home Bill if the assumptions of the impact assessment were applied to population projections for (a) 2015, (b) 2020, (c) 2025 and (d) 2030.
(304847)
504
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many pieces of primary legislation sponsored by his Department have not had commencement clauses since 1997.
(304848)
505
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Explanatory Notes for the Personal Care at Home Bill, whether external legal advice was sought on the effects on human rights of the proposals in the Personal Care at Home Bill.
(304849)
506
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether children would be eligible to receive taxpayer-funded personal care under his proposals for personal care as set out in the Personal Care at Home Bill.
(304850)
507
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the checklist of impact tests in the Impact Assessment for the Personal Care at Home Bill, whether the results of the human rights impact test have been published.
(304851)
508
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the relative effects on the environment of care delivered at home and in a residential home setting.
(304852)
509
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to paragraph 5.21 of the Impact Assessment for the Personal Care at Home Bill, on what grounds he made his illustrative assumptions; and when the further work in paragraph 5.23 will be (a) undertaken and (b) published.
(304853)
510
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to paragraph 7.10 of the Impact Assessment for the Personal Care at Home Bill, what (a) events and (b) submissions have contributed to the consultation being undertaken on effects on particular regions; and if he will publish (i) the responses to and (ii) the outcomes of this consultation by the end of December 2009.
(304854)
511
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of residential care homes that would convert to sheltered accommodation or extra care housing as a result of the implementation of his legislative proposals on personal care at home.
(304855)
512
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to paragraph 5.25 of the Impact Assessment for the Personal Care at Home Bill, what the two supply side failures referred to are.
(304856)
513
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to paragraph 7.3 of the Impact Assessment for the Personal Care at Home Bill, whether local authorities with significant rural populations would receive a proportionate uplift in funding if the Personal Care at Home Bill were enacted; if he will place in the Library a copy of the outcomes of the screening Equality Impact Assessment; and if he will publish the full Equality Impact Assessment before the end of December 2009.
(304857)
514
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to paragraph 7.10 of the Impact Assessment for the Personal Care at Home Bill, how many beneficiaries he expects there to be in each local authority area in England.
(304858)
515
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many and what proportion of people assessed as critical under the Fair Access to Care Services (FACS) eligibility framework in each of the last five years were subsequently assigned to another FACS band.
(304859)
516
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether free personal care under his proposed changes to the care system would continue if a person assessed as critical under the Fair Access to Care Services eligibility framework was subsequently assessed at a different level.
(304860)
517
N
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will estimate, on the basis of the assumptions in the impact assessment for the Personal Care at Home Bill, the cost to the Exchequer of the free personal care proposed to be provided in each year to 2030.
(304941)
518
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what definition his Department uses of (a) palliative and (b) end of life care.
(304942)
519
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the change in the number of assessments conducted by local authorities as a result of enactment of the proposals set out in the Personal Care at Home Bill; what estimate he has made of the effect of that change on costs; and whether local authority funding would be adjusted accordingly.
(304943)
520
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the average lifespan of people who are Fair Access to Care Services critical; and what assumptions his Department has made on the effect on life expectancy of enactment of his legislative proposals on personal care at home.
(304944)
521
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the (a) median, (b) mean and (c) maximum lifespan of those receiving palliative care.
(304945)
522
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the Impact Assessment for the Personal Care at Home Bill, what assessment he has made of the effects of enactment of his legislative proposals on competition in the care home sector.
(304946)
523
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the Impact Assessment for the Personal Care at Home Bill, for what reasons the impact assessment does not include costings for policy enforcement by local authorities.
(304947)
524
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the Impact Assessment for the Personal Care at Home Bill, what the (a) net benefit and (b) net benefit range associated with his legislative proposals is.
(304948)
525
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the Impact Assessment for the Personal Care at Home Bill, what methodology was used to calculate the figure given for total benefit.
(304949)
526
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the Impact Assessment for the Personal Care at Home Bill, what plans he has for meeting transition costs.
(304950)
527
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many Regulatory Impact Assessments published by his Department have considered (a) one, (b) two, (c) three and (d) four policy options since 1997.
(304951)
528
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many Regulatory Impact Assessments published by his Department have cited peace of mind as a policy objective since 1997.
(304952)
529
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will publish Hospital Standardised Mortality Ratios for each general hospital in England.
(304665)
530
Mark Simmonds (Boston & Skegness): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to his Department's Personal Care at Home consultation document, from what budgets the £420 million of central funding will be drawn.
(304700)
531
Mark Simmonds (Boston & Skegness): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, on what date his Department was first informed of the high standardised mortality rates at Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
(304701)
532
Mark Simmonds (Boston & Skegness): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, on what dates (a) Ministers and (b) officials of his Department have met Dr Foster Ltd in the last 12 months.
(304702)
533
Mark Simmonds (Boston & Skegness): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance his Department has issued to NHS organisations on the length of stay of patients in (a) medical and (b) surgical admission units.
(304703)
534
Mark Simmonds (Boston & Skegness): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much (a) the Care Quality Commission and (b) its predecessor organisations have spent on inspection visits in each year since 1997-98.
(304755)
535
Mark Simmonds (Boston & Skegness): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many inspectors the Care Quality Commission employs; and how many inspectors its predecessor organisations employed in each year since 1997-98.
(304768)
536
Mark Simmonds (Boston & Skegness): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) planned and (b) unannounced inspection visits the Care Quality Commission has conducted in each month since its inception; and how many (i) planned and (ii) unannounced inspection visits its predecessor organisations conducted in each year since 1997-98.
(304769)
537
Mark Simmonds (Boston & Skegness): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 30 November 2009, Official Report, column 547W, on prescriptions: fees and charges, how many patients have identified cancer and another condition on their FP92A application form since 1 April 2009; and how many such patients identified each other condition.
(305258)
538
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate his Department has made of the number of people attending accident and emergency departments in each region with (a) drug-related conditions and (b) injuries in which the misuse of drugs was a contributory cause in each of the last three years.
(305009)
539
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many accident and emergency staff in hospitals in each region were assaulted while on duty in each of the last three years.
(305014)
540
N
Graham Stringer (Manchester, Blackley): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects to reach agreement with the British Medical Association on procedures and policy for vaccinating children between the ages of six months and five years against swine influenza.
(304230)
541
Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many full-time equivalent midwives were in post at each hospital in the North West providing maternity services in each of the last five years.
(304668)
542
Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Justice on services for people in the criminal justice system with mental health conditions; and if he will make a statement.
(304678)
543
Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many full-time equivalent (a) managers and (b) senior managers were in post at each hospital in the North West in each of the last five years.
(304680)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
544
N
Adam Afriyie (Windsor): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on how many occasions he has met (a) the Government Chief Scientific Adviser and (b) his Department's Chief Scientific Adviser in the course of his official duties in the last 12 months.
(303960)
545
N
John Austin (Erith & Thamesmead): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has for the future (a) management and accountability structures and (b) location of the UK Human Trafficking Centre; and if he will make a statement.
(303756)
546
N
John Barrett (Edinburgh West): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he expects to reply to the letters from the hon. Member for Edinburgh West of 15 July, 17 September and 14 October 2009 on his constituent Mr Neil McAlpine and the visa for Analia Hasson.
(304739)
547
N
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many appeals there were against the refusal of an application for a visit visa from a Pakistani national in each year between 2004 and 2008; what the cost to the public purse was of such appeals; and how many such appeals resulted in an application being granted.
(304762)
548
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average time taken to process an application was for a (a) Tier 1 (investor), (b) Tier 1 (entrepreneur) and (c) EU Association Agreement business visa for a foreign national whose application to visit the UK on commercial matters was granted in each month of the last three years.
(304817)
549
Mr David Crausby (Bolton North East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent steps his Department has taken to reduce the incidence of internet fraud.
(305102)
550
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) arrests and (b) subsequent convictions for offences of shoplifting there have been in each of the last five years.
(304774)
551
Damian Green (Ashford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many reports of burglary were received by the police in (a) Ashford constituency and (b) Kent in each year since 2005.
(304924)
552
Mr David Heathcoat-Amory (Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 2 December 2009, Official Report, columns 734-5W, on EU law, to which (a) 43 EU measures on asylum and migration and (b) 15 measures on civil law the UK has opted in.
(305151)
553
N
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) male and (b) female detainees are held at each immigration removal centre.
(304440)
554
N
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) male and (b) female staff are employed at each immigration removal centre.
(304441)
555
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the Identity and Passport Service has made any payments to (a) political consultancies, (b) external public relations firms and (c) public affairs firms since its establishment.
(305108)
556
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much has been spent on (a) advertising, (b) marketing, (c) branding and (d) public relations in respect of (i) identity cards and (ii) the National Identity Register.
(305109)
557
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what payments the Gangmasters Licensing Authority has made to Cavendish Communications in the last 12 months; for what purpose; and if he will place in the Library a copy of the contract under which such payments have been made.
(305152)
558
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether his Department's Research, Information and Communications Unit is affiliated to the Government Communication Network.
(305153)
559
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether a privacy impact assessment was produced in relation to the (a) creation and (b) operation of the schemes overseen by the Independent Safeguarding Authority.
(305154)
560
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Answer to the right hon. Members for Horsham of 5 March 2009, Official Report, column 1774W, on departmental ICT, what the job title and job specification is of each of the embedded communicators; and what the responsibilities are of (a) embedded communicators and (b) officials working in (i) his Department's press office and (ii) a communications department in one of his Department's agencies.
(305169)
561
Sir Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he plans to reply to the letter of 5 October 2009 from the right hon. Member for Manchester Gorton on Miss Prisla Joy Kalva.
(305113)
562
Sir Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he plans to reply to the letter of 22 October 2009 from the right hon. Member for Manchester Gorton on Mr Khalid Iqbal Choudhry.
(305114)
563
Sir Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he plans to reply to the letter of 21 October 2009 from the right hon. Member for Manchester Gorton on Ms S Saeed.
(305115)
564
Sir Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he plans to reply to the letter of 5 October 2009 from the right hon. Member for Manchester Gorton on Mrs Bashir Begum.
(305116)
565
Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North and Leith): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many telephone lines with the prefix (a) 0870, (b) 0845 and (c) 0800 his Department (i) operates and (ii) sponsors; how many calls were received to each number in the last 12 months; and whether alternative numbers charged at the BT local rate are available in each case.
(305206)
566
Mr John Leech (Manchester, Withington): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost to his Department of providing identity cards has been to date; and what his most recent estimate is of the cost of the identity card trial scheme in Greater Manchester.
(305388)
567
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many visas were issued to Iranian nationals by posts in (a) Dubai and (b) Tehran in each of the last 10 years.
(304654)
568
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether a person with a complaint about a defective passport is entitled to speak to a manager at a local passport office.
(305200)
569
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of replacing a (a) passport damaged by the passport holder and (b) passport containing a defective component.
(305201)
570
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what mechanisms are in place to assist those to whom passports with a faulty chip have been issued; and if he will make a statement.
(305202)
571
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many passports issued in each of the last three years have been found to contain faulty chips.
(305203)
572
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what mechanisms are in place to compensate those whose passport applications have been subject to (a) delays and (b) errors in processing.
(305236)
573
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many passports issued in each of the last three years were replaced after being reported as damaged.
(305239)
574
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many passports have been issued in each of the last two years.
(305295)
575
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) cautions, (b) penalty notices for disorder and (c) convictions resulted from incidents of violence against retail staff in (i) North Yorkshire, (ii) Lancashire, (iii) London and (iv) England in each of the last three years.
(305305)
576
N
Mr Angus MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been deported from the UK in the last five years.
(300920)
577
N
Mr Angus MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) leave to remain, (b) indefinite leave to remain and (c) student visa (tier four) applications have been refused in the last five years.
(300921)
578
Fiona Mactaggart (Slough): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applicants resident in Pakistan who were granted entry clearance to the UK following an appeal have been waiting for over two months for a visa to be issued.
(304957)
579
Fiona Mactaggart (Slough): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the longest period has been for which a visa applicant in Pakistan has waited for a visa to be issued following a decision on appeal in the last three months.
(304958)
580
John Mason (Glasgow East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many questions tabled for answer on a named day his Department received in each of the last 12 months; and to how many such questions his Department provided a substantive answer on the day named.
(305374)
581
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to his Department's Together we can end violence against women and girls strategy, from what budget the £5 million to be allocated to (a) independent domestic violence advocacy services, (b) sexual assault referral centres, (c) multi-agency risk assessment conferences and (d) local non-statutory support services for rape victims in 2010-11 will be drawn; whether the level of funding to other services funded from that budget will be changed as a consequence; and what plans his Department has for the level of such funding after 2010-11.
(305312)
582
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to his Department's Together we can end violence against women and girls strategy, how much his Department plans to spend on (a) launching an award scheme to celebrate the achievements of local areas delivering excellence, (b) funding the POPPY project and (c) funding National Offender Management Service perpetrator programmes in (i) 2009-10, (ii) 2010-11 and (iii) each of the subsequent three years; and from what budgets such funding will be drawn.
(305313)
583
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to his Department's Together we can end violence against women and girls strategy, how much his Department plans to spend on (a) Connexions and other services working with schools to ensure they assist victims, (b) establishing a stalking and harassment helpline, (c) developing a sexual violence helpline and (d) meeting the Government's compact with the voluntary sector by moving to three-year funding arrangements in (i) 2009-10, (ii) 2010-11 and (iii) each of the subsequent three years; and from what budgets such funding will be drawn.
(305314)
584
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much funding his Department has allocated for (a) the Criminal Records Bureau and (b) the Independent Safeguarding Authority for (i) 2009-10 and (ii) 2010-11.
(305364)
585
Margaret Moran (Luton South): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of his Department's budget was allocated to tackling child abuse and the viewing of images of child abuse online in each of the last five years.
(304639)
586
Margaret Moran (Luton South): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many bogus colleges have been closed in (a) England, (b) Bedfordshire and (c) Luton in the last six months.
(304640)
587
Margaret Moran (Luton South): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what mechanisms are in place for the sharing of information on online images of child abuse with the US authorities; and if he will make a statement.
(304641)
588
Margaret Moran (Luton South): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what further work he plans to undertake on the relationship between viewing images of child abuse online and child abuse.
(304719)
589
Mr Malcolm Moss (North East Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many traffic offences of each type were recorded by police in (a) England and (b) North East Cambridgeshire in each of the last 10 years.
(304580)
590
Mr Malcolm Moss (North East Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many shoplifters were reported to police in (a) England and (b) North East Cambridgeshire in each of the last 10 years.
(304583)
591
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Answer of 11 November 2009, Official Report, column 416W, on animal welfare, whether the guidance relating to named veterinary surgeons takes account of circumstances in which such a veterinary surgeon is a shareholder in a company owning a scientific procedures establishment.
(304697)
592
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many violent crimes were committed against taxi drivers in each region in each of the last two years.
(305006)
593
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many pupils in each region were (a) convicted, (b) permanently excluded and (c) temporarily excluded for (i) assaulting and (ii) sexually assaulting teachers or other school staff in each of the last three years.
(305015)
594
Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many nationals of (a) Afghanistan, (b) Belarus, (c) Burma, (d) the People's Republic of China, (e) Colombia, (f) Cuba, (g) the Democratic Republic of Congo, (h) the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, (i) Iran, (j) Iraq, (k) Israel, (l) the Palestinian Territories, (m) Pakistan, (n) the Russian Federation, (o) Saudi Arabia, (p) Somalia, (q) Sudan, (r) Syria, (s) Turkmenistan, (t) Uzbekistan, (u) Vietnam and (v) Zimbabwe were (i) refused asylum and (ii) removed or voluntarily deported from the UK in each month in the third quarter of 2009.
(304674)
595
Sarah Teather (Brent East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will bring forward proposals to amend the National DNA Database to take account of the recent ruling of the European Court of Human Rights; and if he will make a statement.
(305171)
596
Sarah Teather (Brent East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many work visas have been issued to recipients with each level of qualification in each of the last five years.
(305247)
597
Sarah Teather (Brent East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which academic qualifications qualify work visa applicants for additional points under the points-based system.
(305248)
Questions to the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission
598
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, whether the House of Commons Commission has engaged any (a) private intelligence and (b) private security firms or consultants in the last 12 months.
(305172)
599
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, whether the House of Commons Commission has engaged any (a) public relations firms and (b) consultancies in the last 12 months.
(305173)
Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development
600
Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North and Leith): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many telephone lines with the prefix (a) 0870, (b) 0845 and (c) 0800 his Department (i) operates and (ii) sponsors; how many calls were received to each number in the last 12 months; and whether alternative numbers charged at the BT local rate are available in each case.
(305214)
601
Anne Main (St Albans): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assistance his Department is providing to Bangladesh to help combat the effect of climate change; and if he will make a statement.
(305288)
602
Anne Main (St Albans): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assistance his Department is providing to Bangladesh for the construction of cyclone defences following Cyclone Sidr in 2007.
(305290)
603
John Mason (Glasgow East): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many questions tabled for answer on a named day his Department received in each of the last 12 months; and to how many such questions his Department provided a substantive answer on the day named.
(305376)
604
Mr Virendra Sharma (Ealing Southall): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what contacts his Department has with governments of South East Asia in respect of the delivery of national tuberculosis programmes.
(304767)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Justice
605
N
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoner places are available at each prison serving the Sussex area when at full capacity; and how many prisoners were serving sentences at each such prison on the latest date for which figures are available.
(304758)
606
Hugh Bayley (City of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many animal cruelty convictions there were in courts in North Yorkshire in each year since 1996.
(304587)
607
Ben Chapman (Wirral South): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what sentencing guidance is provided to courts on crimes of violence with a homophobic motive.
(304761)
608
Mr David Crausby (Bolton North East): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people have been convicted of offences related to domestic violence in (a) Bolton and (b) Greater Manchester in each of the last five years.
(305101)
609
Philip Davies (Shipley): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many threats made by prisoners to prison officers were reported in the latest period for which which figures are available; and what his Department's policy is on action to be taken in response to such reports.
(305124)
610
N
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will assess the merits of introducing retrospective compensation for British victims of terrorism overseas.
(304134)
611
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many category D prisoners have absconded from prison in each of the last five years.
(304756)
612
Damian Green (Ashford): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) prosecutions and (b) convictions there have been at courts in Kent for offences under the Hunting Act 2004 in each year since the Act came into force.
(304862)
613
Damian Green (Ashford): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people in Ashford constituency who have been remanded in custody in each year since 2005 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.
(304921)
614
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the Answer of 14 September 2009, Official Report, column 2153W, on third sector, which Minister took the decision to rebrand Her Majesty's Stationery Office to the Office of Public Sector Information; and whether Her Majesty was consulted.
(305061)
615
Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North and Leith): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many telephone lines with the prefix (a) 0870, (b) 0845 and (c) 0800 his Department (i) operates and (ii) sponsors; how many calls were received to each number in the last 12 months; and whether alternative numbers charged at the BT local rate are available in each case.
(305210)
616
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many young people are in the process of being relocated from Young Offenders' Institution Brinsford; how many of them will be transferred to an institution further away from their home; and if he will make a statement.
(304653)
617
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what his most recent estimate is of the cost of an intensive fostering placement.
(305320)
618
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the Answer of 8 June 2009, Official Report, columns 768-70W, on fines, for what reason the publication of data for 2008 on penalty notices for disorder will not take place before the end of January 2010; and if he will make a statement.
(305066)
619
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the Answer of 10 November 2009, Official Report, columns 295-6W, on fuel poverty, when he expects figures on fuel poverty in (a) Yorkshire and the Humber and (b) England to be available for (i) 2008 and (ii) 2009.
(305197)
620
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the Answer of 9 November 2009, Official Report, columns 137-8W, on penalty notices for disorder, on what date the consultation on publishing information on reoffending will (a) open and (b) close.
(305198)
621
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the Answer of 9 November 2009, Official Report, columns 137-8W, on penalty notices for disorder, what estimate he has made of the number of penalty notices for disorder given to those with previous (a) convictions and (b) penalty notices for disorder.
(305199)
622
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, which penalty notices for disorder will be recorded on the PentiP computer system.
(305220)
623
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, which penalty notices for disorder are recorded on the Police National Computer.
(305221)
624
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the annual running costs of the new PentiP computer system in each of the next three years.
(305222)
625
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of (a) developing and (b) implementing the new PentiP computer system.
(305223)
626
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether offenders under the age of 24 years who are directed to participate in a training course may do so (a) in addition to a community sentence or rehabilitation and (b) instead of a community sentence or rehabilitation.
(305323)
627
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many of those under the age of 18 years who were convicted of offences related to shoplifting have been (a) directed to take up training courses as part of their sentence and (b) exclusively directed to take up training courses in each year since 2004.
(305324)
628
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many of those under the age of 18 years old have been (a) directed to take up training courses as part of their sentence and (b) exclusively directed to take up training courses in each year since 2004.
(305325)
629
John Mason (Glasgow East): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many questions tabled for answer on a named day his Department received in each of the last 12 months; and to how many such questions his Department provided a substantive answer on the day named.
(305373)
630
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people in each region of England have been convicted of (a) a motoring offence that resulted in a fatality and (b) careless driving in each of the last two years.
(305008)
631
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people were (a) prosecuted for and (b) convicted of serious sexual assault in each region in each of the last two years.
(305244)
632
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people were (a) prosecuted for and (b) convicted of (i) assault and (ii) sexual assault on teachers in each region in each of the last two years.
(305246)
633
Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people in each police authority area were disqualified from driving as a result of drink-driving offences in each of the last 10 years.
(304690)
634
Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many applications for legal aid were (a) received from and (b) granted to residents of (i) Hazel Grove constituency and (ii) each local authority in the north west in each of the last five years.
(304691)
635
Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the full-time equivalent staffing level at each prison establishment in the North West was in each of the last five years.
(304692)
636
Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people (a) were convicted and (b) served a custodial sentence for drink-driving offences in each police authority area in (i) 2008 and (ii) 2009.
(304785)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
637
Lady Hermon (North Down): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what his most recent assessment is of the level of illegally held (a) weapons and (b) explosives in Northern Ireland.
(304592)
638
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what payments the the Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children and Young People has made to Chambré Public Affairs in the last 12 months; for what purpose; and if he will place in the Library a copy of the contract under which such payments have been made.
(305158)
639
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what payments the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission has made to Stratagem in the last 12 months; for what purpose; and if he will place in the Library a copy of the contract under which such payments have been made.
(305159)
640
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what payments the Northern Ireland Legal Services Commission has made to Weber Shandwick in the last 12 months; for what purpose; and if he will place in the Library a copy of the contract under which such payments have been made.
(305160)
641
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what payments the Northern Ireland Courts Service has made to Stratagem in the last 12 months; for what purpose; and if he will place in the Library a copy of the contract under which such payments have been made.
(305161)
642
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what payments the Northern Ireland Equality Commission has made to Stratagem in the last 12 months; for what purpose; and if he will place in the Library a copy of the contract under which such payments have been made.
(305162)
643
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what payments the Northern Ireland Legal Services Commission has made to Grayling Political Strategy in the last 12 months; for what purposes such payments were made; and if he will place in the Library a copy of the contract under which such payments were made.
(305251)
644
Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North and Leith): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many telephone lines with the prefix (a) 0870, (b) 0845 and (c) 0800 his Department (i) operates and (ii) sponsors; how many calls were received to each number in the last 12 months; and whether alternative numbers charged at the BT local rate are available in each case.
(305215)
645
John Mason (Glasgow East): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many questions tabled for answer on a named day his Department received in each of the last 12 months; and to how many such questions his Department provided a substantive answer on the day named.
(305381)
646
N
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many sex offenders were housed in dormitory accommodation in HM Prison Magilligan (a) in the nine months up to August 2009 and (b) on the latest date for which figures are available; on what authority they were so housed; and what steps have been taken to move them to single cell accommodation.
(304438)
647
N
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many sex offenders have been moved to open type accommodation at Foyleview in the last three months; and what steps have been taken to inform the local population of the matter.
(304439)
648
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many violent crimes were committed against taxi drivers in Northern Ireland in each of the last two years.
(305005)
649
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many people were convicted of a racially-motivated crime in Northern Ireland in each of the last two years.
(305007)
650
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many school pupils in Northern Ireland were convicted of (a) a motoring offence that resulted in a fatality and (b) careless driving in each of the last two years.
(305016)
651
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many people were (a) prosecuted for and (b) convicted of (i) assault and (ii) sexual assault on teachers in Northern Ireland in each of the last two years.
(305245)
Questions to the Minister for the Olympics
652
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington): To ask the Minister for the Olympics, what the cost is of each biometric (a) hand and (b) iris scanner installed at the Olympic Park.
(304864)
653
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington): To ask the Minister for the Olympics, what estimate she has made of the cost of the installation of the biometric hand and iris scanners for workers at the Olympic Park.
(304865)
654
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington): To ask the Minister for the Olympics, how many biometric hand and iris scanners (a) have been and (b) are planned to be installed at the Olympic Park.
(304918)
655
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington): To ask the Minister for the Olympics, what recent estimate she has made of the unit cost of obtaining iris information from an individual scanned at the Olympic Park.
(304919)
656
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Minister for the Olympics, what payments the Olympic Delivery Authority has made to Mandate/AS Biss in the last 12 months; for what purpose; and if she will place in the Library a copy of the contract under which such payments have been made.
(305107)
657
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Minister for the Olympics, with reference to the Answer to the hon. Member for Welwyn Hatfield of 3 February 2009, Official Report, column 976W, on departmental public relations, which public relations consultancy was hired; for what purpose; and what consideration was given to undertaking the activity using Government press officers.
(305168)
Questions to the Prime Minister
658
N
Adam Afriyie (Windsor): To ask the Prime Minister, on how many occasions he has met the Government Chief Scientific Adviser in the course of his official duties in the last 12 months.
(303989)
659
N
Mr David Gauke (South West Hertfordshire): To ask the Prime Minister, what discussions he has had with his Spanish counterpart on admitting Spain as a full member of the G20.
(304771)
660
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Prime Minister, with reference to his Answer to the hon. Member for Horsham of 18 June 2009, Official Report, column 454W, on parliamentary private secretaries, when he expects an up-to-date list of Parliamentary Private Secretaries to be published.
(305389)
661
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock): To ask the Prime Minister, what discussions he had in the margins of the recent Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting on Trinidad and Tobago with Prime Ministers of those Commonwealth countries where Her Majesty is Head of State on amending legislation in such countries relating to (a) the religious faith of the head of state, (b) the primogeniture rule in the matter of succession, (c) abdication, (d) morganatic marriage in respect of the Royal Family and (e) regency legislation; and if he will make a statement.
(304911)
662
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock): To ask the Prime Minister, what matters relating to the Statute of Westminster 1931 he discussed with the Prime Minister of (a) Canada, (b) Australia and (c) New Zealand in the margins of the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in Trinidad and Tobago in 2009; and if he will make a statement.
(304912)
663
N
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk): To ask the Prime Minister, when he last met the Chief of the Defence Staff accompanied by the Chief of the Naval Staff, Chief of the General Staff and Chief of the Air Staff.
(304721)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Scotland
664
John Mason (Glasgow East): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many questions tabled for answer on a named day his Department received in each of the last 12 months; and to how many such questions his Department provided a substantive answer on the day named.
(305383)
Questions to the Solicitor General
665
N
Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough): To ask the Solicitor General, when Law Officers were informed by the Crown Prosecution Service that there was no or insufficient evidence to maintain a prosecution against Lotfi Raissi with regard to the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington DC on 11 September 2001.
(304137)
666
N
Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough): To ask the Solicitor General, when Law Officers and officials of the Law Officer's Departments discussed with representatives of the security services, the police, the Crown Prosecution Service or the US Federal Bureau of Investigation progress in the criminal investigation into the alleged activities of Lotfi Raissi with regard to the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington DC on 11 September 2001.
(304138)
667
N
Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough): To ask the Solicitor General, when Law Officers and officials of the Law Officer's Departments were informed of the contents of the Crown Prosecution Service report on its conduct of the case relating to the alleged involvement of Lotfi Raissi in the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington DC on 11 September 2001.
(304139)
668
Lady Hermon (North Down): To ask the Solicitor General, on how many occasions sentences handed down in courts in Northern Ireland have been subject to a referral to the Court of Appeal by the Attorney General on grounds of undue leniency in the last five years; and on how many such occasions the sentence was amended as a result.
(304585)
Questions to the Minister of State, Department for Transport
669
N
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, which railway stations have been (a) opened for the first time and (b) reopened in the last 20 years; how many jobs were created (i) directly during the first two years of construction, (ii) indirectly during the first two years of construction and (iii) overall on each project; and how much each project cost.
(304292)
670
N
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, which railway lines have been (a) built and (b) reopened in the last 20 years; how many jobs were created (i) directly during the first two years of construction, (ii) indirectly during the first two years of construction and (iii) overall on each project; and how much each project cost.
(304293)
671
N
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what estimate he has made of the cost (a) per mile and (b) in total of electrifying (i) the Great Western Line and (ii) the Midland Main Line.
(304294)
672
N
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what estimate he has made of the number of jobs which would be created (a) directly and (b) indirectly as a result of the electrification of (i) the Great Western Line and (ii) the Midland Main Line.
(304295)
673
N
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what the estimated cost is of building the Liverpool light rail network; and what estimate he has made of the number of jobs created (a) directly and (b) indirectly as a result.
(304299)
674
N
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 1 December 2009, Official Report, column 571W, on rolling stock, what percentage of the fuel consumed when running under the wires is attributable to the conveying of the diesel engine itself.
(304407)
675
N
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, whether his Department has any plans to improve the provision of information relating to noise levels from air traffic in London.
(304759)
676
N
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, if his Department will ensure that details of all air flights over London are publicly available and open to public inspection so that any resident is able to obtain accurate information as to how many flights fly over a particular London borough.
(304760)
677
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, if he will meet representatives of railway enthusiast groups to discuss the revision of official guidelines for railway enthusiasts for the purposes of (a) increasing levels of access to and (b) maintaining security at railway stations.
(304695)
678
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, if he will take steps to ensure that railway industry managers and staff are aware of official guidelines for railway enthusiasts, with particular reference to the guidelines on photography.
(304696)
679
Damian Green (Ashford): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, how many incidents of violence and abuse on public transport in (a) Ashford and (b) Kent have been reported in each of the last five years; and what steps he is taking to reduce the number of such incidents.
(304929)
680
N
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what improvement works on railway stations located within Greater London in (a) wave one and (b) wave two of the Access for All Strategy (i) have been completed, (ii) have been started but not completed and (iii) are scheduled to start (A) in 2009-10, (B) in 2010-11, (C) in 2011-12 and (D) from 2012-13 onwards.
(304233)
681
N
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, how much funding has been (a) allocated to and (b) spent on each railway station located within Greater London as part of (i) wave one and (ii) wave two of the Access for All strategy in (A) 2006-07, (B) 2007-08 and (C) 2008-09; and how much funding has been allocated for each such station under each wave for each year from 2009-10 to 2012-13.
(304234)
682
N
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, how many of the 1,300 new carriages referred to in the 2007 Rail White Paper (a) have been (i) ordered and (ii) delivered and (b) are in use for each (A) train operating company and (B) line serving stations in Greater London.
(304235)
683
N
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, which of the 150 stations which have been identified for improvement under the National Stations Improvement Plan are located within Greater London; and for which such stations improvement work (a) has been completed, (b) has been started but not completed, (c) is scheduled to start in 2009-10, (d) is scheduled to start in 2010-11, (e) is scheduled to start in 2011-12 and (f) is scheduled to start from 2012-13 onwards.
(304236)
684
N
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, how much of the planned expenditure under the National Stations Improvement Plan has been (a) allocated and (b) spent on each station located within Greater London in 2009-10; and how much has been allocated for each such station in (i) 2010-11, (ii) 2011-12, (iii) 2012-13 and (iv) 2013-14.
(304237)
685
N
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what recent estimate he has made of the number of individuals who own mobility scooters who have purchased insurance policies for their vehicles.
(304542)
686
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what payments the Northern Lighthouse Board has made to Grayling Political Strategy in the last 12 months for which figures are available; for what purpose; and if he will place in the Library a copy of the contract under which such payments have been made.
(305128)
687
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what payments the British Transport Police has made to (a) Grayling Political Strategy and (b) Politics International in the last 12 months; for what purpose; and if he will place in the Library a copy of the contracts under which such payments have been made.
(305129)
688
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what payments Cycling England has made to Blue Rubicon in the last 12 months; for what purpose; and if he will place in the Library a copy of the contract under which such payments have been made.
(305130)
689
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what payments the Civil Aviation Authority has made to (a) Waterfront Public Affairs and (b) AS Biss/Mandate Communications in the last 12 months; for what purpose; and if he will place in the Library a copy of the contracts under which such payments have been made.
(305131)
690
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, with reference to the Answer of 12 May 2009, Official Report, column 645W, on departmental rail travel, whether (a) his Department's travel policy and (b) the travel policy of his Department's agencies allows staff to make claims from the public purse for travel in first class rail carriages in circumstances on which there are no seats in standard class available.
(305148)
691
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, with reference to the Answer of 12 May 2009, Official Report, column 645W, on departmental rail travel, if he will place in the Library a copy of the relevant section of his Department's staff handbook on claiming travel expenses.
(305149)
692
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, with reference to the Answer to the hon. Member for Runnymede and Weybridge of 1 September 2009, Official Report, columns 1815-6W, on departmental electronic equipment, what the purposes were of the purchase of 55 DVD players by his Department's agencies.
(305150)
693
Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North and Leith): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, how many telephone lines with the prefix (a) 0870, (b) 0845 and (c) 0800 his Department (i) operates and (ii) sponsors; how many calls were received to each number in the last 12 months; and whether alternative numbers charged at the BT local rate are available in each case.
(305208)
694
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, how many deaths in road traffic accidents there have been on roads in (a) Vale of York constituency, (b) North Yorkshire and (c) England in each year since 1994.
(305240)
695
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what the rates of road accidents resulting in death or serious injury per 100,000 head of resident population were for (a) North Yorkshire, (b) Yorkshire and the Humber and (c) England in each year since 1994.
(305306)
696
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, how many road accidents resulted in minor injury in (a) North Yorkshire, (b) London, (c) Lancashire and (d) England in each year since 1994.
(305307)
697
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, how many road accidents resulted in the death or serious injury of (a) an adult and (b) a child in (i) North Yorkshire, (ii) London, (iii) Lancashire and (iv) England in each year since 1994.
(305308)
698
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, with reference to the Home Department's Together we can end violence against women and girls strategy, how much his Department plans to spend on steps to improve safety on public transport in (a) 2009-10, (b) 2010-11 and (c) each of the subsequent three years; and from what budget such expenditure will be drawn.
(305310)
699
N
Graham Stringer (Manchester, Blackley): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, when he expects the panel of members for the Quality Contract Scheme approvals board to be appointed.
(304143)
700
N
Graham Stringer (Manchester, Blackley): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, how many bus monitoring officer posts there were in each traffic commissioner area in (a) England, (b) Wales and (c) Scotland in each of the last five years; and how many such posts were funded by the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency.
(304144)
701
N
Graham Stringer (Manchester, Blackley): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, how many research projects his Department has commissioned in the 2009-10 financial year to assess the likely effects on bus services of changes to the Bus Service Operators Grant; and what the (a) title and (b) remit was of each such research project.
(304145)
702
Sarah Teather (Brent East): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what estimate he has made of the number of road traffic accidents caused by partial parking on kerbs where the kerb is higher than four inches in the last 12 months.
(305297)
703
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, how many (a) road traffic accidents, (b) road traffic fatalities, (c) accidents involving motorcyclists, (d) fatalities involving motorcyclists, (e) accidents involving cyclists and (f) fatalities involving cyclists there were in (i) Berkshire and (ii) Reading East constituency in each of the last five years.
(304632)
704
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, how many road traffic accidents in (a) Berkshire and (b) Reading East constituency involved motorbikes in each of the last five years; and how many of these resulted in loss of life in each of those five years.
(304633)
705
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, how many road traffic accidents in (a) Berkshire and (b) Reading East constituency involved drivers without a licence in each of the last five years.
(304634)
706
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, how many fatal road traffic accidents there have been in Reading East constituency where the major contributory factor was (a) speed, (b) excess alcohol and (c) failure to maintain the vehicle in each of the last five years.
(304635)
707
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what statistics his Department collects on road traffic accidents involving newly-qualified drivers; and how many such accidents occurred in Reading East constituency in the last five years.
(304636)
708
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, how many individuals were injured as a result of road accidents attributed to (a) road surface defects, (b) road works and (c) defective road signs in (i) Berkshire and (ii) Reading East constituency in each of the last five years.
(304637)
709
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, how many road traffic accidents which occurred in (a) Berkshire and (b) Reading East constituency involved loss of life in each of the last five years.
(304666)
710
N
Mr David Winnick (Walsall North): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 24 November 2009, Official Report, columns 60-1W, when the Chief Executive of the Highways Agency plans to visit the sites in Walsall Borough, where the work on the M6 motorway is being undertaken, Department for Transport reference 0048 004909/10.
(304593)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Wales
711
N
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will publish before 9 December 2009 all correspondence his Department has received on the Welsh Language Legislative Competence Order other than from Welsh Assembly Government Ministers and officials.
(304685)
712
John Mason (Glasgow East): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many questions tabled for answer on a named day his Department received in each of the last 12 months; and to how many such questions his Department provided a substantive answer on the day named.
(305385)
Questions to the Minister for Women and Equality
713
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Minister for Women and Equality, what payments the Equality and Human Rights Commission has made to (a) Postif Politics and (b) APCO Worldwide in the last 12 months; for what purpose; and if she will place in the Library a copy of the contract under which such payments have been made.
(305157)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
714
N
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many vehicles were (a) purchased by and (b) leased by people resident in (i) Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey constituency, (ii) the Highlands, (iii) Scotland and (iv) England and Wales under the Motability Scheme in each of the last five years.
(304669)
715
N
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people resident in (a) Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey constituency, (b) the Highlands and (c) Scotland received the (i) mobility component, (ii) care component and (iii) both the mobility and the care components of the disability living allowance in each of the last five years.
(304670)
716
N
Mr John Baron (Billericay): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when she plans to respond to the hon. Member of Billiericay's letter of 2 November 2009 on Mr D. Prance.
(304708)
717
Mr Clive Betts (Sheffield, Attercliffe): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people received support from an advocate when applying for employment and support allowance in the latest period for which figures are available.
(304772)
718
Mr Clive Betts (Sheffield, Attercliffe): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what her Department's policy is on referring to an independent advocate those persons in need of support when applying for employment and support allowance.
(304773)
719
N
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many bids her Department has received for Flexible New Deal Phase 2 contracts; and how many full-time equivalent staff in her Department are responsible for analysing and evaluating bids submitted for Phase 2 Flexible New Deal contracts.
(304539)
720
N
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many new claims for employment and support allowance which were granted were made on the grounds of problems with vision, including visual acuity and visual fields, between October 2008 and February 2009; and how many people assessed for employment and support allowance on the basis of problems with vision, including visual acuity and visual fields, have been judged (a) suitable for the Support Group, (b) suitable for the Work Related Activity Group and (c) as fit for work.
(304540)
721
N
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans her Department has for introducing pilots to help incapacity benefit claimants over the age of 50 years to move off benefit and into work; how many such pilot schemes are planned and in which areas in the country; for how long such pilot schemes will last; and when she expects them to commence.
(304541)
722
N
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to assist people with autism when applying for benefits and seeking employment.
(304231)
723
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what payments (a) Jobcentre Plus and (b) the Pension Protection Fund has made to Fishburn Hedges in the last 12 months for which figures are available; for what purpose; and if she will place in the Library a copy of the contracts under which such payments have been made.
(305146)
724
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what payments the Health and Safety Executive has made to (a) Weber Shandwick and (b) Mandate Communications/AS Biss in the last 12 months for which figures are available; for what purpose; and if she will place in the Library a copy of the contracts under which such payments have been made.
(305147)
725
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what minimum professional qualification is required of those who carry out work capability assessments for her Department.
(305266)
726
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many appeals against an original outcome of a work capability assessment have been upheld to date.
(305267)
727
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average time taken by Atos Healthcare is to deliver to a claimant's GP a report following a work capability assessment; and if she will make a statement.
(305268)
728
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the (a) unit cost and (b) cost to date of conducting the medical assessment process associated with employment and support allowance delivered under the Atos Healthcare contract; and if she will make a statement.
(305269)
729
Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North and Leith): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many telephone lines with the prefix (a) 0870, (b) 0845 and (c) 0800 her Department (i) operates and (ii) sponsors; how many calls were received to each number in the last 12 months; and whether alternative numbers charged at the BT local rate are available in each case.
(305212)
730
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on the effect of levels of water charges on households in poverty.
(304713)
731
N
John Mann (Bassetlaw): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discretion local authorities have to make direct payments to landlords through housing-related benefits.
(304229)
732
John Mason (Glasgow East): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many questions tabled for answer on a named day her Department received in each of the last 12 months; and to how many such questions her Department provided a substantive answer on the day named.
(305384)
733
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, by what mechanism the quality of Future Jobs Fund bids was assessed.
(305106)
734
Margaret Moran (Luton South): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the cost to landlords of the introduction of direct payment of local housing allowance in (a) 2009-10 and (b) each of the subsequent five years.
(304643)
735
N
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission (CMEC) plans to replace the computer systems in operation at the Child Support Agency and CMEC; and if she will make a statement.
(304914)
736
Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove): 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 in (i) each local authority in the North West and (ii) England.
(304675)
737
N
Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the effects of the time taken to make Support for Mortgage Interest payments on people in receipt of (a) income support, (b) income-based jobseeker's allowance, (c) income-related employment and support allowance and (d) pension credit; what the reasons are for the time taken to make such payments; how many people she estimates will be affected by the time taken; what estimate she has made of the monetary value of such outstanding payments; when she expects payments to be made in accordance with target times; and if she will make a statement.
(304879)
Questions to the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
738
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many regulatory impact assessments have included mitigation of the general reluctance to pay tax as an issue since 1997.
[Transferred] (304842)
739
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many regulatory impact assessments have cited peace of mind as a policy objective since 1997.
[Transferred] (304843)
Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
740
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of properties which have been revalued for council tax purposes in the London Borough of Bexley in each of the last three years for which figures are available; and how many such revaluations resulted in a change of council tax banding.
[Transferred] (304996)
741
Mark Williams (Ceredigion): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has made an assessment of the merits of amending the Hydrocarbon Oil (Registered Dealers in Controlled Oil) Regulations 2002 to exempt retailers who provide small amounts of loose controlled oil in customer-owned containers from the provisions of sections 23A(1) and (4) of the Hydrocarbon Oil Duties Act 1979.
[Transferred] (304823)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
742
N
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to reduce the level of youth unemployment; and if she will make a statement.
[Question Unstarred] (304063)

 
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