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Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Monday 14 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 14 December 2009
(the 'Questions Book')

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Monday 14 December 2009


This paper contains only Written Questions for answer on Monday 14 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 14 December of which no previous notice has been given, see the Order Paper.

For Written and Oral Questions for answer after Monday 14 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, when his Department first informed the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers of its plans to bring forward proposals for new powers in relation to internet domain registries in the Digital Economy Bill.
(305484)
2
Adam Afriyie (Windsor): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, on what pay band his Department's Chief Information Officer (CIO) is employed; whether the CIO is employed on a fixed-term or permanent contract; and what the size is of the budget for which the CIO is responsible in the period 2009-10.
(307573)
3
N
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 3 December 2009, Official Report, column 982W, on freight, if he will break down by mode of transport the number of road freight companies which have (a) become insolvent, (b) ceased trading for other reasons and (c) been started up in each of the last 10 years.
(306641)
4
N
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many companies involved in (a) passenger rail transport, (b) interurban and suburban passenger land transport, (c) urban, suburban and metropolitan area passenger transportation by underground, metro or similar systems and (d) taxi operation have (i) become insolvent, (ii) ceased trading for other reasons and (iii) been started up in each of the last 10 years.
(306642)
5
N
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many people from Lewes constituency became full-time undergraduate students in each year from 2002-03 to 2007-08; and how many such people (a) were from and (b) had parents from each socio-economic group.
(306957)
6
John Battle (Leeds West): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what support his Department is providing to encourage micro combined heat and power generation in 2009-10.
(306945)
7
John Battle (Leeds West): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what representations he has received on the funding of trainee educational psychologists in the last 12 months; and if he will make a statement.
(306994)
8
John Battle (Leeds West): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how his Department (a) defines and (b) measures digital inequality; and if he will make a statement.
(306996)
9
Hugh Bayley (City of York): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how much capital funding his Department and its predecessors have allocated to (a) York College, (b) the University of York and (c) the University of York St John in each year since 1992.
(307318)
10
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what progress has been made in providing venture capital support to small businesses.
(307369)
11
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment he has made of the effect on the national skills base of the proposed reduction in the number of publicly-funded bodies in the skills sector by 30 over the next three years, as referred to on page 54 of Putting the Frontline First: Smarter Government, Cm 7753.
(307576)
12
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, which companies and organisations will be eligible to apply for support for green infrastructure projects from the European Investments Bank's 2020 Fund; and over what period this Fund is intended to remain open to applications.
(307621)
13
Philip Davies (Shipley): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what research his Department has (a) evaluated and (b) conducted on barriers to women and those from ethnic minorities establishing businesses.
(307228)
14
N
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what recent progress has been made on the provision of skills training for those working in the hospitality industry; and if he will make a statement.
(306516)
15
Jeff Ennis (Barnsley East & Mexborough): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many students from Barnsley East and Mexborough constituency attended university courses in each year since 1996-97.
(307161)
16
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Health on the use of pre-employment health-related questions for job candidates which are not directly relevant to candidates' ability to do the job.
(306922)
17
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, with reference to the Pre-Budget Report, Cm 7747, from which areas of the adult skills budget he expects to make the £300 million savings identified.
(307554)
18
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many (a) letters and (b) parcels sent to members of the armed forces stationed in (i) the UK, (ii) Europe, (iii) Afghanistan and (iv) elsewhere have been delayed as a result of industrial action by Royal Mail postal workers in each month in 2009.
(307355)
19
N
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how much his Department has spent in Wales in each financial year since 1997.
(306632)
20
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what methodology his Department used to determine the number of people not in education, employment or training expected to start courses in January as part of the January Guarantee.
(307324)
21
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many and what proportion of students graduated from university with a degree in (a) chemistry, (b) mathematics, (c) physics and (d) engineering in (i) 1990, (ii) 1997, (iii) 2003 and (iv) the last year for which figures are available.
(307329)
22
N
Nigel Griffiths (Edinburgh South): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will publish the costings of each of the four options considered in the British Geological Survey's Tribal Group report on the closure of the National Geoscience Data Centre in Gilmerton, Edinburgh.
(305729)
23
N
Mr David Hamilton (Midlothian): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will publish the costings of each of the four options considered in the British Geological Survey's Tribal Group report on the closure of the Survey's engineering and core store in Loanhead, Midlothian.
(305730)
24
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many and what percentage of Parliamentary Questions tabled for written Answer by his Department on a named day in session 2008-09 received a substantive Answer on that day.
(307536)
25
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps his Department intends to take to support the construction industry in the next two years.
(307246)
26
N
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps his Department has taken to prevent the practice of issuing unsolicited invoices to businesses for inclusion in internet and business city guides; and whether any prosecutions have been brought for offences related to this practice.
(306816)
27
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what plans his Department has to commission a study into the effect on demand for broadband of the proposed 50 pence per month levy on fixed telephone lines.
(306977)
28
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what recent assessment has been made of the effect of implementation of the European Working Time Directive on (a) full-time and (b) retained fire-fighters.
(307088)
29
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many Masters of Dietetics degrees were awarded in each of the last five years.
(307078)
30
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, with reference to the Answer of 13 July 2009, Official Report, columns 190-1W, on business: overseas trade, if he will place in the Library a copy of the 2009 study on its publication.
(306915)
31
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what the level of investment by businesses has been in each of the last 10 years.
(307341)
32
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what mechanisms are in place to ensure that students in higher education receive their tuition fee and maintenance loans before their course commences.
(307409)
33
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what the budget of the Student Loans Company has been in each of the last three years.
(307410)
34
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what powers the Government has to alter the management (a) structure and (b) personnel of the Student Loans Company.
(307411)
35
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many people were employed by the Student Loans Company in each of the last three years.
(307412)
36
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how much was spent on the salaries of senior management staff at the Student Loans Company in each of the last three years.
(307413)
37
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many students in higher education have received payments in respect of (a) tuition fee loans, (b) maintenance loans, (c) grants for living costs, (d) bursaries and scholarships and (e) extra help for students with children or adult dependants in (i) Vale of York constituency, (ii) North Yorkshire and (iii) England in each of the last three years; and what the monetary value was of each such type of payment in each area in each such year.
(307414)
38
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many students in higher education did not receive payments in respect of (a) tuition fee loans, (b) maintenance loans, (c) grants for living costs, (d) bursaries and scholarships and (e) extra help for students with children or adult dependants to which they were entitled before the commencement of their course in (i) Vale of York constituency, (ii) North Yorkshire and (iii) England in each of the last three years; and what the monetary value was of each such type of payment not made to students from each area in each such year before the commencement of their courses.
(307415)
39
N
Mr Brooks Newmark (Braintree): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, whether subpostmasters and subpostmistresses are permitted to be accompanied by (a) solicitors and (b) other people independent of the Post Office at disciplinary meetings.
(306497)
40
N
Mr Brooks Newmark (Braintree): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what changes to the Post Office Horizon system will be made in the development of a new system.
(306498)
41
N
Mr Brooks Newmark (Braintree): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many subpostmasters and subpostmistresses have been subject to disciplinary action in respect of incidents related to the use of the Post Office Horizon system; and what standards of proof are used by the Post Office when investigating such incidents.
(306499)
42
N
Mr Brooks Newmark (Braintree): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, for what reasons a subpostmaster's or subpostmistress's contract may be terminated.
(306500)
43
N
Mr Brooks Newmark (Braintree): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, who conducts appeal proceedings in respect of disciplinary action taken against Post Office employees.
(306501)
44
N
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 3 December 2009, Official Report, column 987W, on Learning and Skills Council for England: correspondence, when the review of processes will be completed.
(306917)
45
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many (a) year-end and (b) in-year bonuses were paid to officials in his Department and its predecessor in each of the last three years; and how much was paid in such bonuses in each such year.
(307098)
46
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many (a) away days and (b) conferences that took place outside UK Trade and Investment's (UKTI) buildings attended by civil servants in UKTI there have been since 2005; and what the cost was of each.
(307446)
47
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many (a) away days and (b) conferences that took place outside the Postal Services Commission's buildings attended by civil servants in the Postal Services Commission there have been since 2005; and what the cost was of each.
(307451)
48
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many (a) away days and (b) conferences that took place outside the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) buildings attended by civil servants in the OFT there have been since 2005; and what the cost was of each.
(307455)
49
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many (a) away days and (b) conferences that took place outside his Department's building attended by civil servants in his Department there have been since its inception; and what the cost was of each.
(307526)
50
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many and what proportion of students from (a) Herefordshire and (b) England have made applications for (i) a student loan for maintenance, (ii) a student loan for tuition fees, (iii) a maintenance grant and (iv) a special support grant for the 2009-10 academic year; when he expects all such applications to have been determined; and if he will make a statement.
(307154)
51
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how much has been applied for in respect of (a) a student loan for maintenance, (b) a student loan for tuition fees, (c) a maintenance grant and (d) a special support grant for the academic year 2009-10 which are still being processed; and if he will make a statement.
(307155)
52
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, with reference to the Answers of 30 November 2009, Official Report, column 554W, on broadband: Herefordshire, and pursuant to the Answer of 8 December 2009, Official Report, column 831W, on broadband, what his estimate is of the percentage of (a) residential and (b) business properties which have access to at least two megabits per second of broadband service in Herefordshire; and if he will make a statement.
(307285)
53
N
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many post offices in (a) urban and (b) rural areas in each region have closed in each year since 25 December 2004; and if he will make a statement.
(306520)
54
N
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many post offices in (a) urban and (b) rural areas in each region Post Office Ltd has identified for closure in (i) 2010, (ii) 2011 and (iii) 2012; and if he will make a statement.
(306639)
55
N
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many people in (a) urban and (b) rural areas in each region live (i) less than one miles, (ii) less than two miles, (iii) less than three miles and (iv) three miles or more from the nearest post office; and if he will make a statement.
(306640)
Questions to the Minister for the Cabinet Office
56
Adam Afriyie (Windsor): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what progress has been made in implementing the Government Action Plan Open Source, Open Standards and Re-Use; and what (a) metrics and (b) delivery mechanisms she has established to monitor implementation of the action plan.
(307322)
57
Adam Afriyie (Windsor): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what proportion of (a) her Department's and (b) other Government departments' software was open source software (i) in February 2009 and (ii) at the latest date for which information is available.
(307323)
58
Adam Afriyie (Windsor): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, on what pay band her Department's Chief Information Officer (CIO) is employed; whether the CIO is employed on a fixed-term or permanent contract; and what the size is of the budget for which the CIO is responsible in the period 2009-10.
(307572)
59
Mr John Baron (Billericay): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much her Department spent on works and refurbishment to offices allocated to the Minister for the Olympics in the last 12 months.
(307346)
60
John Battle (Leeds West): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent steps her Department has taken to encourage volunteering with faith organisations.
(306983)
61
John Battle (Leeds West): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what forecast she has made of the population of Leeds City Council area in (a) five, (b) 10 and (c) 15 years' time.
(306985)
62
John Battle (Leeds West): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the main causes of death were for (a) men and (b) women living in Leeds West constituency in each of the last 10 years.
(306991)
63
John Battle (Leeds West): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the (a) diagnosis and (b) mortality rate was for (i) chronic lung disease, (ii) coronary heart disease and (iii) cancer in Leeds West constituency in each of the last 15 years.
(306992)
64
John Battle (Leeds West): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if she will establish a commission to inquire into high pay; and if she will make a statement.
(307439)
65
N
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 8 December 2009, on the list of Ministerial Responsibilities, and with reference to the Answer from the Secretary of State for Defence of 9 November 2009, Official Report, column 83W, on Ministers, on what date (a) the Secretary of State for Justice and Lord Chancellor, (b) the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, (c) the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and (d) the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families were first appointed to the Cabinet; how the List of Ministerial Responsibilities reflects these dates of appointment; and if she will make a statement.
(306647)
66
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent steps her Department has taken to stop the activities of bogus charity collectors.
(307612)
67
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, which charities claimed more from the Exchequer in Gift Aid than the sum spent on charitable purposes in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(307644)
68
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate she has made of the number of (a) marriages, (b) civil partnerships and (c) divorces in the London Borough of Bexley in the most recent period for which figures are available.
(306897)
69
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many and what percentage of Parliamentary Questions tabled for written Answer by her Department on a named day in session 2008-09 received a substantive Answer on that day.
(307548)
70
N
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much her Department has budgeted for Christmas trees in 2009.
(306693)
71
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate has been made of the (a) number and (b) proportion of additional households being formed in each of the next 20 years which will be attributable to net migration.
(306818)
72
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many civil servants earned over £150,000 in the last 12 months; and what the total monetary value was of the budgets of (a) central government departments, (b) agencies and non-departmental public bodies and (c) local government.
(307617)
73
N
Mrs Eleanor Laing (Epping Forest): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the official engagements of the Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury were on 21 November 2009.
(306701)
74
Mr John Leech (Manchester, Withington): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate has been made of the cost of (a) the time of civil servants in her Department of the introduction of the Charities Act 2006 and (b) (i) consultation and (ii) publication of guidance in association with the Act.
(307436)
75
Mr John Leech (Manchester, Withington): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the cost of running the Charities Commission was (a) in the 12 months before the introduction of the Charities Act 2006 and (b) in the last 12 months; and what the projected costs to the Commission of implementing and enforcing compliance with the Act will be in the next 12 months.
(307437)
76
N
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many and what proportion of people aged 16 to 24 years old (a) were unemployed and (b) claimed benefit in each (i) region, (ii) local authority area and (iii) parliamentary constituency (A) in May 1997 and (B) at the latest date for which information is available.
(306367)
77
N
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how Future Jobs Fund placements will be categorised in the labour market statistics.
(306368)
78
Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many deaths attributable to the use of food supplements were recorded in each of the last 10 years; and if she will make a statement.
(307120)
79
N
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, on how many occasions since 1 April 2008 her Department has not provided the Information Commissioner with all the relevant information he requested (a) within 20 working days in respect of a first request and (b) within 10 working days of a request for additional relevant information; and if she will make a statement.
(307124)
80
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many (a) year end and (b) in-year bonuses were paid to officials in the Office of the Leader of the House in each of the last three years; and how much was paid in such bonuses in each year.
(307090)
81
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many (a) year-end and (b) in-year bonuses were paid to officials in her Department in each of the last three years; and how much was paid in such bonuses in each such year.
(307097)
82
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many (a) year end and (b) in-year bonuses were paid to officials in the Prime Minister's Office in each of the last three years; and how much was paid in such bonuses in each such year.
(307106)
83
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the energy (a) rating and (b) band of 10 Downing Street was in each year for which figures are available.
(307226)
84
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people aged between 16 and 24 years in (a) Essex and (b) Castle Point had been unemployed for over (i) six and (ii) 12 months in each of the last six months.
(307505)
85
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many (a) away days and (b) conferences that took place outside the UK Statistics Authority's buildings attended by civil servants in the UK Statistics Authority there have been since 2005; and what the cost was of each.
(307447)
86
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many (a) away days and (b) conferences that took place outside the National School of Government's buildings attended by civil servants in the National School of Government there have been since 2005; and what the cost was of each.
(307456)
87
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many (a) away days and (b) conferences that took place outside the Central Office of Information's (COI) buildings attended by civil servants in the COI there have been since 2005; and what the cost was of each.
(307464)
88
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many (a) away days and (b) conferences that took place outside the Charity Commission's buildings attended by civil servants in the Charity Commission there have been since 2005; and what the cost was of each.
(307465)
89
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many (a) away days and (b) conferences that took place outside her Department's building attended by civil servants in her Department there have been since 2005; and what the cost was of each.
(307522)
90
N
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what discussions the Office of the Third Sector has had with (a) HM Treasury and (b) the Department of Health on the applicability to NHS charities of International Accounting Standard 27; and if she will make a statement.
(307170)
91
N
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many (a) documents and (b) other items of information held in electronic format at each security classification her Department has submitted to the Iraq Inquiry.
(307183)
92
N
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many and what proportion of the (a) documents and (b) other items of information held in electronic format at each security classification requested by the Iraq Inquiry have been provided by her Department; and if she will make a statement.
(307184)
93
N
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much money has been allocated to charities from the Hardship Fund in each month since the fund's establishment; and if she will make a statement.
(307185)
94
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, which national infrastructure voluntary organisations operate in England; in what year each started operation; and if she will make a statement.
(307186)
95
N
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many (a) documents and (b) other types of information held in electronic format at each level of security classification the Iraq Inquiry has requested from each Department; and if she will make a statement.
(307187)
96
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many (a) documents and (b) other items of information in electronic format provided to the Iraq Inquiry cannot be disclosed owing to the Government's obligations to foreign journalists or international bodies; and if she will make a statement.
(307188)
Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
97
Adam Afriyie (Windsor): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, on what pay band his Department's Chief Information Officer (CIO) is employed; whether the CIO is employed on a fixed-term or permanent contract; and what the size is of the budget for which the CIO is responsible in the period 2009-10.
(307557)
98
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the merits of introducing an essential user rebate system for UK road hauliers; and what estimate he has made of the cost of such a rebate if by this means diesel costs to UK road hauliers were reduced in effect to the EU average.
(306962)
99
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many cars registered in the UK were eligible for Band A vehicle excise duty in the latest period for which figures are available.
(307034)
100
John Battle (Leeds West): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his estimate is of the number of pensioners living in Leeds West constituency who pay income tax.
(306984)
101
John Battle (Leeds West): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his estimate is of the income tax receipts to the Exchequer from pension income in the latest year for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
(306986)
102
John Battle (Leeds West): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has for further consultation on economic measures to encourage residential sector energy efficiency.
(306987)
103
John Battle (Leeds West): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his most recent estimate is of the number of families in each ward of Leeds West constituency who are in receipt of (a) working tax credit and (b) child tax credit.
(307083)
104
Hugh Bayley (City of York): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the statement of 9 December 2009, Official Report, column 368, on the Pre-Budget Report, how many of the 100,000 offshore accounts being investigated by HM Revenue and Customs are thought to be held by persons or institutions in (a) Yorkshire and the Humber and (b) City of York.
(307620)
105
Mr Richard Benyon (Newbury): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much ivory has been seized in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(307634)
106
N
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will bring forward proposals to disallow losses made by banks for the purpose of calculating corporation tax.
(307056)
107
N
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much national insurance a person earning the national average wage paid in 1997; and if he will estimate how much it will be in 2010.
(307207)
108
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his policy is on fiscal incentives for people with mortgages on domestic properties who are (a) up to date with their payments and (b) in arrears with their payments to work rather than claim benefits; and what account this policy takes of the practice among mortgage lenders of adjusting their fees to reflect whether or not an applicant is receiving an income from employment.
(307038)
109
N
Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the eligibility rules on hours and incomes are for each type of working tax credit; and when these rules were last reviewed.
(305807)
110
N
Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the tax losses carried forward by banks from the (a) 2007-08 and (b) 2008-09 financial year.
(305851)
111
N
Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of (a) the number of buy-to-let mortgages outstanding and (b) the monetary value of those mortgages lent by (i) Bradford and Bingley, (ii) Northern Rock, (iii) Lloyds Bank and its subsidiaries and (iv) Royal Bank of Scotland and its UK subsidiaries.
(305852)
112
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Statement of 9 December 2009, Official Report columns 359-71, on the Pre-Budget Report, what effect the (a) cap on public sector pay and (b) increase in national insurance contributions will have on expenditure on (i) the National Health Service, (ii) the police force and (iii) schools.
(307624)
113
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much his Department has spent on advertising and promoting the Child Trust Fund in each year since its establishment.
(307300)
114
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he has had with the Northern Ireland Minister of Finance on the operation of the Child Trust Fund in Northern Ireland.
(307301)
115
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many Child Trust Fund vouchers have been issued to people in North Belfast in each year since their introduction.
(307304)
116
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many Child Trust Fund accounts have been opened by people in each constituency in Northern Ireland.
(307305)
117
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much money has been paid into Child Trust Fund accounts in Northern Ireland.
(307306)
118
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much revenue was raised through bingo taxation in each year since 2005.
(307589)
119
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations he has received in 2009 on the level of bingo taxation.
(307590)
120
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion of receipts from indirect taxation was from bingo taxation in 2008-09.
(307591)
121
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much his Department has spent on external legal advice in respect of (a) the Assets Protection Scheme, (b) bank bail outs, (c) the merger of HBOS and Lloyds TSB and (d) the Northern Rock rescue; and if he will make a statement.
(307587)
122
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what process is used to appoint or draw up contracts with external lawyers to advise his Department; and if he will make a statement.
(307588)
123
N
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Pre-Budget Report, Cm 7747, what assessment he has made of the effect on long-term interest rates of the Government's borrowing requirement; and if he will make a statement.
(307171)
124
N
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect on UK interest rates of his forecasts for financing and debt management set out in paragraph 7.61 of the Pre-Budget Report, Cm 7747; and if he will make a statement.
(307172)
125
N
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to Table B3 of the Pre-Budget Report, Cm 7747, what assessment he has made of the effect on UK interest rates of the level of net debt; and if he will make a statement.
(307173)
126
N
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of future long-term trends in UK interest rates; and if he will make a statement.
(307174)
127
N
Caroline Flint (Don Valley): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Statement of 9 December 2009, Official Report, columns 359-86, on the Pre-Budget Report, what his policy is on the future of tax relief for employer-supported childcare.
(306971)
128
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many and what percentage of Parliamentary Questions tabled for written Answer by his Department on a named day in session 2008-09 received a substantive Answer on that day.
(307537)
129
N
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate HM Revenue and Customs has made of the number of pensioners in (a) Chorley and (b) Lancashire who will be contacted with regards to an overpayment of tax on bank or building society interest.
(306699)
130
N
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the average time taken to resolve disputed tax credit cases involving custody of children was in (a) Chorley and (b) Lancashire in each of the last three years.
(306769)
131
N
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations his Department has made to Sir John Chadwick in respect of the (a) methods by which the Equitable Life compensation scheme is to be administered and (b) criteria by which compensation is to be awarded.
(307247)
132
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, by what mechanism the Valuation Office Agency assesses the value of petrol filling stations.
(307258)
133
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many hereditaments which benefited from the exemption for microgeneration plant and machinery in respect of non-domestic rates valuation from 2008 to 2010 have had that equipment valued and rated as part of the 2010 rates revaluation.
(306834)
134
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what information HM Revenue and Customs holds on the number of members of the House of Lords who are non-domiciled for tax purposes; and if he will make a statement.
(307060)
135
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much and what percentage of total taxation revenue has accrued to the Treasury from taxation on (a) the financial sector and (b) the housing sector in each of the last 12 years.
(307332)
136
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many gilts have been issued by the Government through (a) pre-announced auctions, (b) syndication and (c) mini-tenders in each of the last five years.
(307333)
137
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many estates paid inheritance tax in each of the last 10 years.
(307334)
138
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much revenue has accrued to the Treasury from inheritance tax in each of the last 10 years.
(307335)
139
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many estates he estimates will pay inheritance tax (a) in 2010-11 and (b) in the subsequent 20 years.
(307336)
140
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations he has received on steps to reduce the level of Government debt included in the 2009 Pre-Budget Report, Cm 7747; and if he will make a statement.
(307342)
141
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what revenue accrued to the Exchequer from corporation tax applied to patents in each year since 1997.
(307408)
142
N
Mr Angus MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what (a) written correspondence, (b) electronic correspondence, (c) meetings and (d) other communications he has had with the Secretary of State for Scotland on (i) the Scottish economy and (ii) road fuel duty taxation in 2008-09.
(303897)
143
N
Rob Marris (Wolverhampton South West): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many consignments of falsely-labelled goods originating from producers in Israeli settlements in (a) the West Bank, (b) the Golan Heights and (c) East Jerusalem were detected by HM Revenue and Customs in (i) 2004-05, (ii) 2005-06, (iii) 2006-07, (iv) 2007-08 and (v) 2008-09.
(304733)
144
N
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much and what proportion of the tax revenue foregone on childcare vouchers was accounted for by people paying tax at the basic rate in each year since the inception of that scheme.
(306734)
145
N
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, for which tax credit schemes administered by his Department a retired grandparent is eligible in respect of a grandchild who is being fostered by that grandparent.
(306735)
146
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much tax revenue was collected by HM Revenue and Customs through investigations into transfer pricing in each year since 2003.
(307352)
147
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many advance pricing agreements (a) have been made and (b) were in force with multinational companies in each year since 2005; and in how many such cases (i) enforcement action was taken and (ii) penalties levied in transfer pricing disputes in each year.
(307353)
148
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many companies and trusts are registered in each of the UK Crown Dependencies and Overseas Territories.
(307354)
149
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Pre-Budget Report, Cm 7747, from which components of the National Programme for IT he expects the proposed efficiency savings to be taken.
(307702)
150
Mr James Paice (South East Cambridgeshire): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the monetary value of the contribution to Climate Change Levy receipts to the Carbon Trust from the (a) horticulture, (b) pig and (c) poultry industry since 2001.
(307500)
151
Mr James Paice (South East Cambridgeshire): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the expenditure on energy efficiency measures by the (a) horticulture, (b) pig and (c) poultry industry which was funded by receipts under the Climate Change Levy to the Carbon Trust.
(307501)
152
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many higher paid public sector posts will require his Department's approval for payment of a salary above a defined level.
(307125)
153
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what loan loss rate his Department assumes in respect of the £280 billion portfolio of debts it is underwriting.
(307150)
154
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether (a) UK Financial Investments and (b) HM Treasury is undertaking currency cover in respect of the £170 billion of foreign currency loans covered by its underwriting for Royal Bank of Scotland.
(307151)
155
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the likely level of financial exposure of the Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds Banking Group to Dubai World debt.
(307157)
156
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the likely reduction in the number of higher paid public sector posts in the next three years.
(307158)
157
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether UK Financial Investments is seeking representation on the Dubai World creditors' committee.
(307159)
158
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much funding his Department has allocated for (a) year-end and (b) in-year bonuses in 2009-10.
(307028)
159
Alan Simpson (Nottingham South): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent estimate he has made of the number of banks which have secured the agreement of customers to long-term fixed-rate mortgages for periods during which such banks had forecast that interest rates would be reduced in each of the last three years; and what his policy is on that practice.
(306889)
160
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the Answer of 3 November 2009, Official Report, column 840W, on council tax: valuation, how many times the Valuation Office Agency has reduced the council tax banding of a dwelling due to the presence of a nearby Traveller encampment in the last 12 months.
(307066)
161
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many (a) away days and (b) conferences that took place outside the Public Works Loan Board's buildings attended by civil servants in the Public Works Loan Board there have been since 2005; and what the cost was of each.
(307450)
162
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many (a) away days and (b) conferences that took place outside HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) buildings attended by civil servants in HMRC there have been since 2005; and what the cost was of each.
(307457)
163
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many (a) away days and (b) conferences that took place outside the Government Actuary's Department's buildings attended by civil servants in the Government Actuary's Department there have been since 2005; and what the cost was of each.
(307458)
164
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many (a) away days and (b) conferences that took place outside the Crown Estate's buildings attended by civil servants in the Crown Estate there have been since 2005; and what the cost was of each.
(307462)
165
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many (a) away days and (b) conferences that took place outside the Debt Management Office's buildings attended by civil servants in that Office there have been since 2005; and what the cost was of each.
(307463)
166
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many (a) away days and (b) conferences that took place outside his Department's building attended by civil servants in his Department there have been since 2005; and what the cost was of each.
(307523)
167
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the projections in Table 2.9 of the Budget 2009, how much revenue he expects to come from the receipts from future phases of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme in each year to 2013-14; and if he will make a statement.
(307279)
168
Mr David Willetts (Havant): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his Department's publication Long-term public finance report: an analysis of fiscal sustainability, what the figures are which are represented by each bar in (a) the tables in box 5.B, page 39, (b) chart 6.B, page 45, (c) chart 6.C, page 46, (d) chart 6.D, page 47, (e) chart 6.E, page 48, (f) chart 6.F, page 50, (g) chart 6.H, page 52 and (h) chart 6.I, page 53.
(307666)
169
N
Mr David Winnick (Walsall North): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he expects to reply to the letter dated 5 November 2009 from the hon. Member for Walsall North transferred to HM Treasury, reference 7/19547/2009.
(306902)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families
170
Adam Afriyie (Windsor): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, on what pay band his Department's Chief Information Officer (CIO) is employed; whether the CIO is employed on a fixed-term or permanent contract; and what the size is of the budget for which the CIO is responsible in the period 2009-10.
(307571)
171
John Battle (Leeds West): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what advice and assistance his Department provides to schools to enable them to reduce their energy use.
(306927)
172
John Battle (Leeds West): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how much Leeds social services spent on children's services in each year since 2001.
(306931)
173
John Battle (Leeds West): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what steps he plans to take to assist schools to encourage responsible alcohol consumption in young people.
(306935)
174
John Battle (Leeds West): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many childcare places were provided in Leeds West constituency since 1997.
(306939)
175
John Battle (Leeds West): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how much capital expenditure his Department has incurred in the Leeds city area in the last three years.
(306942)
176
John Battle (Leeds West): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how much capital expenditure his Department has incurred in Leeds West constituency in the last three years.
(306943)
177
John Battle (Leeds West): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, with which private companies his Department has contracts involving work in Leeds West constituency; and what the (a) monetary value and (b) purpose is of each.
(306948)
178
John Battle (Leeds West): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what (a) grants and (b) other assistance have been provided to schools in Leeds West to help them reduce their energy bills; and if he will make a statement.
(307002)
179
Jeff Ennis (Barnsley East & Mexborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many students in post-16 education in Barnsley East and Mexborough constituency have been in receipt of education maintenance allowance in each year since its introduction.
(307160)
180
Jeff Ennis (Barnsley East & Mexborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many childcare providers are based in Barnsley East and Mexborough constituency.
(307162)
181
Jeff Ennis (Barnsley East & Mexborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many people have children at Sure Start children's centres in Barnsley East and Mexborough constituency.
(307163)
182
Jeff Ennis (Barnsley East & Mexborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many children there are with emotional, behavioural and social problems in Barnsley East and Mexborough constituency.
(307164)
183
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what estimate he has made of the number of pupils in the London Borough of Bexley who attended secondary schools in (a) Dartford Borough, (b) the London Borough of Bromley and (c) the London Borough of Greenwich in the last three years.
(306898)
184
Mr Mark Field (Cities of London & Westminster): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how much funding was provided per pupil in the maintained sector for (a) primary schools and (b) secondary schools in (i) England, (ii) the South West Region and (iii) each local authority within the South West Region in each year from 1997 to 2009.
(307365)
185
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what his plans are for the future of the e2e programme; and if he will make a statement.
(307325)
186
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many pupils receiving free school meals obtained three or more A-levels at A grade in the last year for which figures are available.
(307326)
187
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many entrants there were to (a) primary school and (b) secondary school teaching through (i) Graduate Teacher Programme, (ii) a Postgraduate Certificate of Education, (iii) TeachFirst and (iv) a Bachelor of Education degree in the last year for which figures are available.
(307327)
188
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many (a) physics, (b) chemistry, (c) mathematics, (d) English, (e) biology and (f) history teachers who entered the profession in a state school in 2005 were still teaching in state schools in the last year for which figures are available.
(307328)
189
N
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many children aged between 10 and 17 years old were first-time entrants to the criminal justice system through receiving their first caution or conviction in each of the last 10 years.
(306684)
190
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many and what percentage of Parliamentary Questions tabled for written Answer by his Department on a named day in session 2008-09 received a substantive Answer on that day.
(307538)
191
N
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, whether a final date for full payment of sponsorship funding is agreed between his Department and the sponsor of each academy school.
(306374)
192
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what his Department's definition is of a disadvantaged pupil; who decides whether a pupil should be categorised as disadvantaged; and how many pupils were classified as disadvantaged in Shrewsbury and Atcham in (a) 2007, (b) 2008 and (c) 2009.
(306918)
193
N
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, for what reasons academies at which pupils do not take standard assessment tests are included in the statistics for these tests; and if he will make a statement.
(306512)
194
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how much he expects his Department to spend in each area of expenditure on raising the education and training leaving age in each of the next five years; and if he will make a statement.
(306823)
195
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how much his Department has spent on (a) consultants, (b) advertising, (c) publishing, (d) public relations, (e) professional training and (f) other activities for each programme campaign (i) run by the Department and (ii) commissioned from other organisations in (A) 2005-06, (B) 2006-07, (C) 2007-08 and (D) 2008-09; and which organisations ran each campaign which was not run by his Department.
(306825)
196
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, if he will break down the proposed £350 million of savings from his Department and its non-departmental public bodies, as referred to on page 110 of the Pre Budget Report, Cm 7747; and if he will make a statement.
(307592)
197
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how much BECTA has cost in each year since 2007; and if he will make a statement.
(307593)
198
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what the income of the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust (a) is in 2009-10 and (b) is expected to be in 2010-11 from (i) central Government grants, (ii) subscriptions from schools, (iii) private sector donations and (iv) other sources; and if he will make a statement.
(307594)
199
N
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, who was responsible for drawing up guidance notes for the barring decision making process published in February 2009 by the Board of the Independent Safeguarding Authority; which external bodies were consulted in the preparation of the guidance; how many civil servants from which Departments were involved; what legal advice was sought concerning the guidance; and from whom.
(307245)
200
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what estimate he has made of the cost of undertaking an assessment for special educational needs.
(307260)
201
N
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how often the National Safeguarding Delivery Unit has met since it became active on 1 July 2009; what work the Unit has undertaken since it became active; how many times the Unit has reported to (a) the Cabinet sub-committee on families, children and young people and (b) the Children, Schools and Families Select Committee; and on what dates those reports were made.
(307261)
202
N
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, who is employed on the National Safeguarding Delivery Unit; and at what pay scales.
(307262)
203
N
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, pursuant to his Answer of 6 July 2009, Official Report, columns 594-5W, on the national safeguarding delivery unit, for what reasons the National Safeguarding Delivery Unit's work programme has not yet been published; and when he expects it to be published.
(307263)
204
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many children attended (a) two, (b) three, (c) four, (d) five and (e) 10 primary schools in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(307264)
205
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what recent estimate he has made of the cost of conducting a serious case review.
(307266)
206
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service's budget was in (a) 2008-09 and (b) 2009-10; and what budget is planned for 2010-11.
(307416)
207
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many (a) family court advisers and (b) active self-employed contractors worked for the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service at the latest date for which figures are available.
(307417)
208
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what recent estimate he has made of the average amount of time taken to complete an initial assessment of children referred to children's social care.
(307423)
209
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many forms Family Court advisers engaged by the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service are required to complete in respect of a (a) private and (b) public law case.
(307425)
210
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what change in caseload the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service experienced between June 2008 and December 2009; and if he will make a statement.
(307426)
211
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what progress the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service has made in agreeing with the relevant trade unions a new workload guideline; and if he will make a statement.
(307427)
212
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what the average caseload was for Family Court Advisors in the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service in London on the latest date for which figures are available; and what the average caseload was for such advisors on 31 March 2008.
(307443)
213
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many care applications have been made in each month since November 2008.
(307471)
214
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what the outcomes were of the time recording exercise undertaken during April 2008 on the time being spent on public and private family law cases.
(307472)
215
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what the average payment made to front-line agency (a) staff and (b) managers employed by the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service was in the latest period for which figures are available.
(307473)
216
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many staff of the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service have been disciplined because of poor performance in the last 12 months.
(307474)
217
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many complaints the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service has received from staff in relation to bullying in the last 12 months.
(307475)
218
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many cases were awaiting allocation in public law on the latest date for which figures are available; and how many children were involved in such cases.
(307476)
219
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what classification the 2004 Workload Agreement of the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service gave of a reasonable time to complete a private law case.
(307477)
220
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, whether family court advisors in the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service have been issued with guidance on making telephone calls rather than making family visits in respect of certain cases.
(307478)
221
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many (a) individual and (b) collective staff grievance procedures at the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service were outstanding on the latest date for which figures are available.
(307479)
222
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many agency staff the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service has employed in the last 12 months.
(307480)
223
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, whether staff of the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service have been issued with guidance on reducing costs in relation to (a) travel and (b) conducting interviews in people's homes.
(307481)
224
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service cases were unallocated in London on the latest date for which figures are available.
(307482)
225
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how much the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service has spent on agency staff in each of its regions in 2009-10.
(307483)
226
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many reviews Ofsted has undertaken in relation to the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (CAFCASS) in each CAFCASS region in the last 12 months.
(307484)
227
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many staff of the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service have been issued with a performance improvement notice in the last 12 months.
(307485)
228
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service staff have been the subject of a quality improvement review in the last 12 months.
(307486)
229
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what recent estimate he has made of the time taken by staff of the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service to prepare for an Ofsted inspection.
(307487)
230
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many (a) family court advisors and (b) self-employed contractors have ceased to work for the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service in the last 12 months.
(307488)
231
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of each Ofsted inspection of the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service in each year since such inspections began.
(307489)
232
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many staff of the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service have been the subject of formal performance and conduct procedures in the last 12 months.
(307490)
233
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many people have contacted Ofsted's safeguarding children whistleblower hotline in each month since its inception.
(307577)
234
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what the cost has been of each common area assessment of children's services.
(307578)
235
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what the average caseload was for a Family Court Adviser in the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service on 31 March 2009.
(307641)
236
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, whether the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service has ceased to commission self-employed contractors.
(307642)
237
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, whether Family Court Advisers in the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service have been directed not to attend local authority review meetings.
(307643)
238
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, whether the Children and Families Courts Advisory and Support Service expects to overspend on its budget for 2009-10.
(307661)
239
N
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, column 201W, on children: social services, what the monetary value is of the contract met centrally by his Department for the Together for Children consortium to provide support for the delivery of Sure Start children's centres since October 2006.
(306634)
240
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how much funding his Department has allocated for (a) year end and (b) in-year bonuses for its staff in 2009-10.
(307021)
241
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many (a) away days and (b) conferences that took place outside his Department's building attended by civil servants in his Department there have been since its inception; and what the cost was of each.
(307525)
242
Mr Charles Walker (Broxbourne): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what steps his Department has taken to ensure that children with an autistic spectrum disorder have appropriate support from Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services.
(307299)
243
Mr Charles Walker (Broxbourne): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, whether any Tier 4 child and adolescent mental health services cater exclusively for children with an autistic spectrum disorder.
(307307)
244
Mr Charles Walker (Broxbourne): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what autistic-specific training is required of staff working in child and adolescent mental health services Tiers 2 to 4.
(307308)
245
Mr Charles Walker (Broxbourne): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, whether the proxy indicator used in Public Service Agreement 12 on the development and delivery of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services for children and young people with learning disabilities is intended to cover children with autistic spectrum disorders who do not have a learning disability.
(307309)
246
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, pursuant to the Answer of 7 December 2009, Official Report, column 148W, on schools: finance, which local authorities are classed as (a) predominantly rural and (b) predominantly urban; and if he will make a statement.
(307286)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
247
Adam Afriyie (Windsor): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, on what pay band his Department's Chief Information Officer (CIO) is employed; whether the CIO is employed on a fixed-term or permanent contract; and what the size is of the budget for which the CIO is responsible in the period 2009-10.
(307570)
248
John Battle (Leeds West): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps he plans to take to provide accommodation in Leeds to meet the city's projected population increase.
(306926)
249
John Battle (Leeds West): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to encourage the development of shared ownership housing schemes in (a) Leeds and (b) West Yorkshire; and if he will make a statement.
(306933)
250
John Battle (Leeds West): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the average house price in Leeds West constituency was (a) five, (b) 10 and (c) 15 years ago.
(306937)
251
John Battle (Leeds West): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many new affordable housing units were completed in (a) Leeds West, (b) West Yorkshire and (c) England in each year since 2001.
(306981)
252
John Battle (Leeds West): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to increase the number of dwellings available for low-cost home ownership in Leeds West constituency.
(306982)
253
John Battle (Leeds West): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what support his Department gives for the recruitment of community development workers.
(306988)
254
John Battle (Leeds West): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many interfaith projects have been funded by his Department since 2005; and if he will make a statement.
(306989)
255
John Battle (Leeds West): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many grants his Department has made to interfaith organisations since 2005; and if he will make a statement.
(306990)
256
John Battle (Leeds West): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many people were registered for rehousing with Leeds City Council in each year since 2000.
(306993)
257
John Battle (Leeds West): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to enable Leeds housing associations to access funds provided by his Department for new housing development.
(307438)
258
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to the recent impact assessment in respect of delays to the FiReControl Projects; which fire services were identified as higher risk; and if he will place in the Library a copy of the full results of the impact assessments.
(307156)
259
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the technology with which enhanced command support vehicles supplied by his Department to fire and rescue authorities are equipped; what recent work has been undertaken on the vehicles; and if he will make a statement.
(307182)
260
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many enhanced command support vehicles have been supplied by his Department to fire and rescue authorities in the last 12 months; what the total purchase cost of those vehicles was; at how many incidents they have been used; and where each is currently located.
(307193)
261
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, on how many occasions fire and rescue authorites have been unable to cope with a major fire or incident since 1979; and which fire control room was involved in each case.
(307194)
262
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what mechanism exists for the transfer of individual fire and rescue authorities control functions to regional control centres; and whether he can direct such a transfer.
(307195)
263
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the cost of measures taken as a result of delays to the FireLink and FiReControl projects; and which of them are included in the FiReControl business case.
(307196)
264
Mr Mark Field (Cities of London & Westminster): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much (a) in total and (b) per capita is planned to be provided through the (i) provisional local authority formula grant and (ii) adjusted provisional local authority formula grant in (A) England, (B) the South West Region, (C) each local authority in the South West Region in financial year (1) 2009-10 and (2) 2010-11.
(307363)
265
Mr Mark Field (Cities of London & Westminster): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much (a) in total and (b) per capita was provided through the (i) local authority formula grant and (ii) adjusted local authority formula grant for (A) England, (B) the South West Region and (C) each local authority in the South West Region in each year from 1997-98 to 2008-09.
(307364)
266
N
Julia Goldsworthy (Falmouth & Camborne): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the average age was of those killed in domestic fires in each fire and rescue authority area in each year since 2000.
(307180)
267
N
Julia Goldsworthy (Falmouth & Camborne): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many people have been killed in domestic fires in properties held under each type of housing tenure in each fire and rescue authority area in each year since 2000.
(307189)
268
N
Julia Goldsworthy (Falmouth & Camborne): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many people of each (a) sex and (b) ethnicity have been killed in domestic fires in each fire and rescue authority area in each year since 2000.
(307190)
269
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many and what percentage of Parliamentary Questions tabled for written Answer by his Department on a named day in session 2008-09 received a substantive Answer on that day.
(307535)
270
N
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what powers local authorities have in respect of the placing of dog refuse bins and litter bins on unadopted land.
(306770)
271
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the cost to the public purse has been of legal costs associated with the High Court and Court of Appeal cases on the Boundary Committee's Structural Review of Suffolk.
(306808)
272
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what his Department's latest estimate is of the average level of employer contribution as a percentage of the employee's salary made by each administering local authority within the Local Government Pension Scheme.
(306817)
273
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what guidance documents issued by his Department to fire and rescue authorities on Integrated Risk Management Plans relate to (a) the location of fire stations and fire appliances, (b) the hours of operation of fire stations, (c) the priority given to protecting life, (d) the priority given to protecting property and (e) socio-economic and geo-demographic targeting of support.
(306819)
274
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Answer to the hon. Member for Bromley and Chislehurst of 15 June 2009, Official Report, column 17W, on councillors, how many cases of housing benefit fraud by councillors have been identified as a result of the National Fraud Initiative of the Audit Commission.
(306831)
275
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will place in the Library a copy of the research report commissioned by his Department with reference (a) ANS020338, (b) RAE31623, (c) RAE312162, (d) ANS020336 and (e) RAE312161.
(306832)
276
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether (a) rural villages and (b) market towns are eligible for funding from the Town Centre Initiative Fund.
(306833)
277
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which recommendations made by the Business and Community Safety Forum in their Ministerial Submission to the Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Communities and Local Government on 2 April 2009 on dangers of fires in timber-framed construction were (a) implemented and (b) rejected prior to the Peckham fire in November 2009.
(306904)
278
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Answer to the hon. Member for Meriden, of 30 June 2009, Official Report, column 203W, on stop notices: travelling people, if he will change the stop notices rules to allow such notices to be levied against dwellings erected by travellers which are used as dwelling houses.
(307008)
279
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Written Ministerial Statement of 24 November 2009, Official Report, column 44WS, on Gypsy and Traveller caravan count 2009, how many unauthorised Travellers there were on (a) tolerated and (b) not-tolerated sites on land (i) owned and (ii) not owned by Travellers, in each year since 2000.
(307065)
280
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what requirements there are on local authorities to have a policy on redress and compensation for failure of their services.
(307076)
281
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the assumed share of the council tax base for the purposes of the local government finance settlement was for (a) police services and (b) fire and rescue services in each year since 1997-98.
(307084)
282
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what guidance his Department has issued to local authorities on the application of the provisions of the Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982 to charged-for discretionary services.
(307085)
283
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many properties in England have a value of over £2 million.
(307087)
284
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to his Department's press release of 14 October 2009, on connecting communities, what practical actions will be funded under the programme.
(307104)
285
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the average (a) current energy efficiency rating band and (b) potential energy efficiency rating band is for homes in each local authority area.
(307115)
286
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will place in the Library a copy of the most recent annual report of each individual administering authority of the Local Government Pension Scheme that is held by his Department.
(307116)
287
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what role the Audit Commission has in inspecting local development plan documents as part of comprehensive area assessments.
(307205)
288
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Answer to the hon. Member for Chichester of 26 October 2009, Official Report, column 140W, on departmental recruitment, how many specialist staff in his Department are on time-limited contracts; what the job title is of each such specialist; and in what division of his Department each works.
(307212)
289
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for North Dorset of 26 November 2009, Official Report, column 314W, on regional government: South West, what the successor body to each regional assembly is; how much funding is being allocated in (a) 2009-10 and (b) 2010-11 to each such body; and what structure and powers each such body will have that regional assemblies do not.
(307213)
290
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Tamworth of 25 November 2009, Official Report, column 184W, on vacant land: Tamworth, how many acres of green space there are in each local authority in England; and what his Department's definition of green space is.
(307214)
291
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Written Statement of 24 November 2009, Official Report, column 38WS, on departmental expenditure limit (2009-10), what the unfunded legal challenges on planning that have required the £400,000 of funding were; and for what reasons each such challenge was made.
(307215)
292
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much gross revenue has been raised from the parish precept on council tax in each year since 1997-98.
(307218)
293
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Answer of 15 June 2009, Official Report, column 32W, on Departmental building, whether his Department has issued guidance on the maximum duration of validity of a local authority search within a home information pack before which it is deemed to be out of date; and what responsibilities (a) estate agents and (b) sellers have to update the searches in the case of material changes.
(307220)
294
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether he has made an estimate of the number of homeless people who were formerly children in care in each of the last 10 years.
(307491)
295
N
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what payments (a) the Fire Service College and (b) his Department has made to ICE Ltd in each of the last five years; and to what projects these payments relate.
(306509)
296
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what information his Department holds on the level of financial assistance provided by each London borough to young people seeking permanent accommodation in each year since 2005.
(307014)
297
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what plans his Department has to increase support for young homeless people seeking permanent accommodation; and if he will make a statement.
(307019)
298
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what guidance his Department has issued to local authorities on their role in assisting young people to secure permanent accommodation.
(307020)
299
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many people aged between 16 and 25 years have been registered as homeless in each year since 1997.
(307024)
300
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what mechanisms exist for (a) his Department, (b) its agencies and (c) local authorities to assist young people in securing permanent accommodation.
(307047)
301
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what support (a) his Department and (b) its agencies provide to young people leaving foyer schemes to assist them in securing permanent accommodation.
(307054)
302
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what his most recent assessment is of progress in the implementation of recommendation 38 of the Pitt Report on flooding in respect of the number of mutual aid agreements with local authorities; and what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of such agreements.
(306811)
303
N
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, on average what weekly rent was paid by a (a) private tenant, (b) local authority tenant and (c) registered social landlord tenant (i) before and (ii) after the deduction of housing benefit in each region in each of the last five years.
(306633)
304
N
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 25 November 2009, Official Report, columns 175-6W, on the Homes and Communities Agency, when and at what cost each of the negative valued assets held by the Homes and Communities Agency was acquired.
(306906)
305
N
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 8 December 2009, Official Report, column 305W, on housing: prices, what the average sale price of a home in a rural area was in each of the last 20 quarters.
(306907)
306
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 25 November 2009, Official Report, columns 175-6W, on the Homes and Communities Agency, what negative valued assets are held by the Homes and Communities Agency.
(306908)
307
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 8 December 2009, Official Report, column 305W, on housing: prices, what the average sale price of a home in a rural area was in each region in each year since 1997 in 2009-10 prices.
(306909)
308
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 8 December 2009, Official Report, column 305W, on housing: prices, what the average sale price of a home in a rural area was in each region in (a) each year since 1997 and (b) each of the last 20 quarters.
(306910)
309
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the number of households with a (a) mortgage and (b) second-charge loan which have been repossessed in each of the last three years.
(307130)
310
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, to which third parties the Homes and Communities Agency is liable for the additional consideration on development assets referred to on page 87 of its Annual Report 2009; and if he will make a statement.
(307134)
311
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much land was owned by the Homes and Communities Agency in each of the last three years; what percentage of the land currently owned by the agency has been granted planning permission; and what percentage of the land is expected to be developed within the next (a) six and (b) 12 months.
(307135)
312
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many disputes relating to (a) service charges and (b) TV aerial digital switchover were dealt with by the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal service in (a) each of the last three years and (b) 2009 to date.
(307136)
313
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many long leases were varied by the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal service under the terms of Part IV of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1987 in each of the last 10 years.
(307137)
314
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many right to manage companies exercised their right to take over the management of properties in each year since the implementation of the Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002.
(307138)
315
N
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which of the negatively valued property interests owned by the Homes and Communities Agency are related to (a) lease or leaseback interests, (b) rental guarantees and (c) assets where disengagement is dependent upon expenditure which exceeds the amount expected to be realised through future asset sales.
(307139)
316
N
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many disputes of each category were dealt with by the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal service in each of the last three years.
(307140)
317
N
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much has been spent by his Department on (a) the set up and ongoing costs of the Mortgage Help website and (b) publicity for the initiative since its launch.
(307147)
318
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many homes have been purchased under the (a) First Time Buyer's Initiative, (b) HomeBuy Direct, (c) New Build HomeBuy, (d) Open Market HomeBuy and (e) Social HomeBuy schemes in each of the last three years; and how many have been purchased under each scheme in 2009-10 to date.
(307206)
319
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the proportion and number of rough sleepers aged 25 years or under.
(307209)
320
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many and what proportion of (a) owner occupiers, (b) social tenants and (c) private tenants spent (i) between zero and three per cent., (ii) from four to six per cent., (iii) from seven to nine per cent. and (iv) 10 per cent. or more of their total household expenditure on electricity, gas and other fuels in each of the last three years.
(307210)
321
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what data his Department holds on the age profile of (a) rough sleepers and (b) homeless households; and if he will make a statement.
(307211)
322
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what qualifying criteria are required in order to receive a Supporting People grant under the rough sleeper strand; and if he will make a statement.
(307221)
323
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many and what proportion of individuals receiving Supporting People grants under the rough sleeper strand were aged (a) under 18, (b) under 25 and (c) under 40 years in each of the last three years.
(307222)
324
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the proportion and number of homeless people aged 18 years or under.
(307224)
325
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the proportion and number of homeless people aged 25 years or under.
(307225)
326
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, to which third parties the Homes and Communities Agency is liable to for the community related asset transfers listed on page 87 of the Homes and Communities Agency Annual Report 2009; and if he will make a statement.
(307267)
327
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will make it his policy to ensure that social tenants who move to a different local authority area retain their security of tenure in respect of social housing in their new area.
(306877)
328
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many and what proportion of local authorities have decided to reduce their level of social housing rent in 2009-10.
(306878)
329
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many local authorities have responded to his Department's consultation on the Housing Revenue Account.
(306880)
330
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what plans he has for future financial allocations to (a) the Private Sector Renewal Fund, (b) Growth Point Funding, (c) the Decent Homes regeneration budget and (d) his Department's contribution to the regional development agencies.
(306881)
331
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effect on his Department's policy on the protection of green belt land of the decision of the Planning Inspectorate of 20 October 2009 in respect of the appeal of Libra Demolition Ltd against the refusal of Leeds City Council to grant outline planning permission for a residential development.
(306888)
332
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the average central Government grant per capita was to (a) district councils, (b) unitary councils, (c) county councils, (d) metropolitan councils, (e) London boroughs, (f) police authorities and (g) fire authorities in each year since 1997-98.
(306890)
333
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what mechanisms are used to (a) collect, (b) check and (c) publish statistical data for the purposes of the (i) local spending reports and (b) Total Place initiative.
(306891)
334
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many and what proportion of mortgage lenders have declined to participate directly in the Homeowner Mortgage Support Scheme.
(306892)
335
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what requirements there are on a householder to make adjustments for the purposes of energy efficiency to a dwelling that householder proposes to extend.
(306893)
336
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which local authorities have exercised their powers under section 49 of the Local Government Finance Act 1988 to reduce or remit the payment of business rates in cases of hardship in (a) 2008-09 and (b) 2009-10 on the latest date for which figures are available.
(306894)
337
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many of the accepted offers by households under the Mortgage Rescue Scheme between January and September 2009 have been recorded as completed.
(306919)
338
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether church buildings which are used for purposes other than religious worship are liable for business rates.
(306920)
339
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, who in his Department authorised the Tenant Services Authority to enter into a contract with the public affairs company APCO.
(307035)
340
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether the operators of mobile libraries are liable for the payment of business rates.
(307040)
341
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, in respect of how many individual hereditaments in each port he expects backdated payments of business rates to be required.
(307041)
342
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many new additional places in supervised homes the Government plans to fund to house all 16 and 17 year old single parents.
(307067)
343
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the timetable is for the commencement of each of the substantive provisions of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009.
(307068)
344
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment has been made of the merits of installing sprinklers in new build (a) homes and (b) flats.
(307069)
345
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which of his Department's (a) programmes and (b) projects have had their spending brought forward from one year to an earlier year; how much spending has been brought forward in each case; and what effect the bringing forward of expenditure has had on budgets for later years.
(307070)
346
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which of its strategic objectives his Department did not meet in 2008-09.
(307071)
347
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what proportion of all housing demand was due to net migration into England in the latest period for which figures are available.
(307072)
348
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when figures for the take-up of the (a) Mortgage Rescue Scheme and (b) Homeowner Mortgage Support Scheme will next be published.
(307073)
349
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what proportion of new completed dwellings in England were flats in each year since 1997.
(307074)
350
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which documents will have priority in cases where the contents of national policy statements differ from planning policy statements and planning policy guidance notes.
(307075)
351
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment has been made of the financial stability of tenancy deposit schemes.
(307079)
352
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, in what circumstances homeowners with a mortgage are eligible for council tax benefit.
(307081)
353
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Answer to Lord Bates of 12 October 2009, Official Report, House of Lords, column 5WA, on the Department for Communities and Local Government: purchase order data, how much was spent on each listed supplier in 2008-09.
(307086)
354
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Answer of 10 November 2009, Official Report, column 275W, on domestic waste: waste disposal, if he will make it his policy to review the design standards to assess whether they are sufficient to house the number and volume of wheelie bins provided by waste collection authorities to households.
(307128)
355
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which sub-prime lenders have refused to take part in the Homeowner Mortgage Support Scheme.
(307142)
356
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much his Department and its predecessors spent on housing in each year since 1997-98 expressed in real terms in 2009 prices.
(307219)
357
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the average purchase price of a first-time buyer's property was in each year since 1997.
(307268)
358
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether local planning authorities will be required to amend their Local Development Frameworks to bring them in line with National Policy Statements.
(307269)
359
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many (a) away days and (b) conferences that took place outside his Department's building attended by civil servants in his Department there have been since its inception; and what the cost was of each.
(307527)
360
Sarah Teather (Brent East): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much of the £84 million for cavity wall insulation in the social sector announced in April has been spent in each region.
(307004)
361
Sarah Teather (Brent East): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much of the £80 million for the Mortgage Rescue Scheme announced in April has been spent in each region.
(307005)
362
Sarah Teather (Brent East): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much of the £50 million of social housing grant to allow local authorities to deliver new social housing announced in April has been spent in each region.
(307006)
363
Sarah Teather (Brent East): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much of the £400 million of funding through Kickstart announced in April 2009 has been spent in each region.
(307007)
364
Sarah Teather (Brent East): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much of the £250 million to allow local authorities to deliver new social housing referred to in the Prime Minister's Building Britain's Future announcement has been spent in each region.
(307015)
365
Sarah Teather (Brent East): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much of the £660 million for Kickstart referred to in the Prime Minister's Building Britain's Future announcement has been spent in each region.
(307016)
366
Sarah Teather (Brent East): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much of the £750 million to be allocated via the Homes and Communities Agency's National Affordable Housing Programme referred to in the Prime Minister's Building Britain's Future announcement has been spent in each region.
(307017)
367
Sarah Teather (Brent East): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much of the £21 million for low-carbon heating systems announced in April has been spent in each region.
(307018)
368
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if hewill bring forward proposals to add flooding to the list of hazards enforceable under the Housing Act 2004.
(307361)
369
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many requests in each region he has received for planning applications to be called in (a) under an Article 14 declaration and (b) under section 77 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 in each of the last 10 years; how many of those have been called in; and if he will make a statement.
(307278)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
370
Adam Afriyie (Windsor): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, on what pay band his Department's Chief Information Officer (CIO) is employed; whether the CIO is employed on a fixed-term or permanent contract; and what the size is of the budget for which the CIO is responsible in the period 2009-10.
(307569)
371
John Battle (Leeds West): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department has taken to encourage the development of sports centres in Leeds city area.
(306978)
372
John Battle (Leeds West): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to encourage participation in sport in Leeds West constituency in order to reduce levels of obesity; and what funding has been made available for this purpose in 2009-10.
(306979)
373
John Battle (Leeds West): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to encourage participation in sport in order to reduce levels of obesity.
(306980)
374
N
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what (a) primary and (b) secondary legislation would be required to introduce car parking charges in those Royal Parks where charging is not in force.
(306372)
375
Philip Davies (Shipley): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will make it his policy to direct the Arts Council remove questions regarding sexual orientation from its application forms for funding.
(307230)
376
Mr Mark Field (Cities of London & Westminster): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much funding for (a) the arts, (b) heritage, (c) active leisure and (d) museums (i) his Department and (ii) each publicly-funded body within his Department's responsibility has provided for (A) England, (B) the South West Region and (C) each local authority area within the South West Region from 1997 to 2009.
(307366)
377
N
Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much venture capital Arts Council England has provided to small creative enterprises since its inception under the Creative Britain strategy; and how many creative enterprises have received such funding.
(306364)
378
N
Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many items from the Government Art Collection have been loaned to public galleries in each of the past 10 years; and how many items from the collection are located in (a) departmental offices, (b) Ministerial residences, (c) offices of non-departmental public bodies, (d) public galleries, (e) diplomatic missions overseas, (f) storage and (g) other locations.
(306698)
379
N
Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much had been spent in each region on programmes launched as part of the Cultural Olympiad on the latest date for which figures are available.
(307131)
380
N
Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many people of each (a) sex and (b) age group in each region have participated in programmes launched as part of the Cultural Olympiad since the inception of those programmes.
(307132)
381
Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the monetary value was of funds held by the Tote in unpaid winnings in each of the last 10 years.
(307407)
382
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many and what percentage of Parliamentary Questions tabled for written Answer by his Department on a named day in session 2008-09 received a substantive Answer on that day.
(307551)
383
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many (a) away days and (b) conferences that took place outside his Department's building attended by civil servants in his Department there have been since 2005; and what the cost was of each.
(307521)
384
N
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 30 November 2009, Official Report, column 374W, on Arts Council England: reorganisation, how much will be spent on (a) early retirement, (b) redundancy payments and (c) increases in pay for staff as part of the restructuring; and if he will make a statement.
(306523)
385
N
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions he has had with Arts Council England on (a) the final severance and (b) pension arrangements for outgoing senior employees of the organisation.
(306687)
386
N
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the size of Arts Council England's pension fund deficit is; what it was in each year since 2000; and if he will make a statement.
(306688)
387
N
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the pension arrangements are for (a) senior staff and (b) other employees of Arts Council England; and if he will make a statement.
(306827)
388
N
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will meet the Chief Executive of Arts Council England to discuss the organisation's pension fund deficit.
(306828)
389
N
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much Arts Council England has spent on administration costs in the last 12 months; and if he will make a statement.
(306829)
390
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many consultants Arts Council England has hired in each of the last five years; and at what cost in each of those years.
(306830)
391
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what audits have been undertaken since 1994 on restructuring of Arts Council England.
(307330)
392
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much Arts Council England has spent on advertising in each of the last five years.
(307331)
393
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much Arts Council England has set aside for redundancy payments in respect of its proposed restructuring ; what proportion of this sum the organisation plans to spend on redundancy payments to employees in the West Midlands; and if he will make a statement.
(307493)
394
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 30 November 2009, Official Report, column 374W, on Arts Council England: reorganisation, what the breakdown is of the expected efficiency savings of £6.5 million annually from 2010-11.
(307583)
395
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the projections in Table 2.9 of Budget 2009, how much he expects to be in the National Lottery Distribution Fund in each year to 2013-14; and if he will make a statement.
(307280)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence
396
Adam Afriyie (Windsor): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on what pay band his Department's Chief Information Officer (CIO) is employed; whether the CIO is employed on a fixed-term or permanent contract; and what the size is of the budget for which the CIO is responsible in the period 2009-10.
(307568)
397
N
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what quantity of radioactive material was released by the explosion in August 2002 at Shoeburyness; and if he will make a statement.
(306958)
398
John Battle (Leeds West): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department has made to provide support for soldiers with mental health problems following active service in Iraq.
(306949)
399
John Battle (Leeds West): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many soldiers have been diagnosed with mental health problems following active service in Iraq.
(306950)
400
John Battle (Leeds West): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many soldiers prescribed medication for psychological problems following active service have been posted back to active service in Iraq.
(306955)
401
John Battle (Leeds West): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many tactical training areas there are in the West Yorkshire region.
(306956)
402
N
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which of his Department's locations in the UK have recorded (a) laptop computers, (b) desktop computers and (c) memory sticks as having been (i) lost and (ii) stolen in each of the last 10 years.
(306696)
403
N
Mr David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Statement by the Secretary of State of 26 February 2009, Official Report, column 396, on records of detention (review conclusions), what recent legal advice his Department has received on its responsibilities to the two individuals detained by British forces in Iraq in 2004 and transferred to the Bagram Theater Internment Facility in Afghanistan.
(307061)
404
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the RAF liaison officer is the commanding officer at (a) RAF Croughton, (b) RAF Barford St John, (c) RAF Menwith Hill, (d) RAF Fairford, (e) RAF Alconbury, RAF Lakenheath and (g) RAF Mildenhall.
(307288)
405
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) US forces personnel, (b) US civilians, (c) US contractors, (d) UK military personnel and (e) UK civilians are based at (i) RAF Blenheim Crescent, (ii) RAF Digby and (iii) RAF St Mawgan; and whether the RAF liaison officer in the commanding officer at each base.
(307289)
406
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for what reasons there are no RAF personnel at (a) RAF Barford St John, (b) RAF Blenheim Crescent, (c) RAF Welford, (d) RAF Molesworth, (e) RAF Upwood, (f) RAF Feltwell, (g) RAF Brampton and (h) RAF Henlow; and who the commanding officer is at each base.
(307290)
407
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether there are Ministry of Defence Police Agency staff based at RAF Welford.
(307291)
408
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost was of external policing at (a) RAF Menwith Hill and (b) RAF Fylingdales in each year since 2001.
(307295)
409
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress is being made in the (a) procurement, (b) production and (c) delivery to combat zones in Afghanistan of vehicles offering increased protection against roadside bombs and other improvised explosive devices.
(306517)
410
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people are being detained by UK authorities (a) under suspicion of and (b) charged with terrorist offences in military operational theatres.
(306923)
411
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he expects to publish his Department's Autumn Performance Report.
(307356)
412
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the (a) approved budget for the 10-year equipment budget and (b) expenditure on the 10-year equipment programme was in each year since 1997.
(307357)
413
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many delays there were in the delivery of parcels to British troops in (a) Afghanistan and (b) Germany in each month of 2009.
(307358)
414
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether an Airspace Study has been completed in connection with Project Cotarga.
(307118)
415
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the cost of decontamination at a vacated RAF Lyneham were the site to be sold for (a) commercial development, (b) agricultural purposes and (c) continuing military use.
(307119)
416
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many and what percentage of Parliamentary Questions tabled for written Answer by his Department on a named day in session 2008-09 received a substantive Answer on that day.
(307539)
417
Nick Harvey (North Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what emergency services will be maintained at RAF Fairford following the withdrawal of the US Air Force in 2010.
(306812)
418
Nick Harvey (North Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the effect on emergency plane diversion plans from RAF Brize Norton of the US Air Force's withdrawal from RAF Fairford in September 2010.
(306813)
419
N
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the energy efficiency rating is for each of his Department's buildings in London.
(306322)
420
N
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department has budgeted for Christmas trees in 2009.
(306689)
421
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many helicopters belonging to each of the armed services are in (a) the United Kingdom, (b) Afghanistan and (c) each other location.
(306900)
422
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will allow service personnel who were unable to sign up to the Enhanced Learning Credit scheme due to operational service to sign up to the scheme with retrospective effect.
(307231)
423
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the qualification criteria are for service personnel to be entitled to participate in the Enhanced Learning Credit scheme.
(307232)
424
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the training restrictions placed on the Officer Training Corps apply to (a) University Air Squadrons and (b) University Royal Naval Units.
(307237)
425
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the effect on attendance at Officer Training Corps of the in-year savings announced earlier in 2009.
(307238)
426
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the attendance levels have been at Officers Training Corps for each unit as a percentage of (a) establishment and (b) actual strength in each of the last 12 months.
(307239)
427
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many members of the Officer Training Corps joined (a) the regular army and (b) the Territorial Army in 2008; and what percentage of the establishment of the corps this represented in each case.
(307271)
428
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what categories of service personnel train at the Officer Training Corps; and which of those categories (a) receive and (b) do not receive payment while undertaking such training.
(307272)
429
N
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his policy is on the funding of competitive sport as an element of adventurous training courses for members of the armed forces; whether this policy has changed during the last six months; and if he will make a statement.
(306381)
430
N
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the policy of his Department is on the funding of competitive sport involving (a) teams and (b) individuals from the armed services; whether that policy has changed during the last six months; and if he will make a statement.
(306382)
431
Mr Angus MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will replace the surveillance and tracking equipment in use at Hebrides Range.
(307042)
432
Mr Angus MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will upgrade the electricity generation facilities at St Kilda in respect of Hebrides Range.
(307043)
433
Mrs Madeleine Moon (Bridgend): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many UK private military and security companies have been awarded contracts by his Department to carry out work in (a) Afghanistan, (b) Iraq, (c) Sudan, (d) Israel, (e) Somalia, (f) Pakistan, (g) Colombia, (h) Ethiopia and (i) Eritrea in (i) 2005, (ii) 2006, (iii) 2007, (iv) 2008, (v) 2009 and (vi) future years; and what the monetary value is of each contract.
(306911)
434
Mrs Madeleine Moon (Bridgend): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) complaints and (b) reports of human rights abuses in relation to activities of private military and security companies have been received by his Department awarded contracts by his Department in each of the last five years.
(307010)
435
Mrs Madeleine Moon (Bridgend): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions his Department (a) has had recently and (b) is planning to have with US officials on regulation of private military and security companies in Iraq and Afghanistan; and if he will make a statement.
(307013)
436
Mrs Madeleine Moon (Bridgend): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 7 December 2009, Official Report, columns 92-3W, on Cyprus, what guidance he has issued to the Sovereign Base Areas Administration on whether the Game and Wild Birds Ordnance 2008 prohibits the trappings of wild birds in all circumstances.
(307044)
437
N
Willie Rennie (Dunfermline and West Fife): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on how many occasions (a) Ministers in and (b) officials of his Department met representatives of the defence industry in an official capacity since December 2007.
(306502)
438
Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he expects 8 Squadron Royal Air Force to deploy as part of the NATO Airborne Early Warning and Control Force; and what estimate he has made of the cost of the deployment.
(306835)
439
Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the UK aircraft deployed as part of the NATO Airborne Early Warning and Control Force will fly over Afghan airspace.
(306836)
440
Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, where the UK aircraft deployed as part of the NATO Airborne Early Warning and Control Force will be based.
(306837)
441
Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department plans to continue using Bailey bridges.
(307143)
442
Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how long it takes on average to construct a Bailey bridge in ideal conditions.
(307144)
443
Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether operational commitments in Afghanistan have affected the military's capability to build temporary bridges in the UK.
(307145)
444
Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the load capacity is of the Bailey bridge recently constructed over the River Derwent; and whether his Department plans to build a temporary road bridge over the River Derwent.
(307146)
445
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) year-end and (b) in-year bonuses were paid to officials in his Department in each of the last three years; and how much was paid in such bonuses in each such year.
(307096)
446
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 3 December 2009, Official Report, column 906W, on Caparo Group, what contracts his Department holds with the Caparo Group and its companies; and what the monetary value of each is.
(307494)
447
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) away days and (b) conferences that took place outside his Department's building attended by civil servants in his Department there have been since 2005; and what the cost was of each.
(307520)
448
N
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what audit has been undertaken of the work of private companies servicing the Royal Fleet Auxiliary.
(306820)
449
N
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the purpose is of the planned operational efficiency programme for the Royal Fleet Auxiliary.
(306821)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change
450
Adam Afriyie (Windsor): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, on what pay band his Department's Chief Information Officer (CIO) is employed; whether the CIO is employed on a fixed-term or permanent contract; and what the size is of the budget for which the CIO is responsible in the period 2009-10.
(307567)
451
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what estimate he made of the number of households likely to receive assistance under his Department's energy efficiency schemes at the commencement of each such scheme.
(307273)
452
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what plans he has for the future of his Department's energy efficiency and lowest rate tariff schemes.
(307274)
453
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what his most recent assessment is of the relationship between the performance of energy supply companies in meeting their obligations under his Department's energy efficiency and lowest rate tariff schemes and their market share.
(307275)
454
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what estimate he has made of the (a) number and (b) percentage of households which have received assistance from each energy supply company under his Department's energy efficiency and lowest rate tariff schemes; and what the cost to his Department of each such scheme has been to date.
(307276)
455
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what meetings he plans to hold with non-governmental organisations at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen.
(307345)
456
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 ad hoc working group on Long-Term Co-operative Action of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
(307371)
457
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what assessment he has made of the number of inefficient domestic boilers in (a) public and (b) private housing; and how long he estimates it will take to replace them under the proposed scrappage scheme.
(307622)
458
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, pursuant to the Statement of 9 December 2009, Official Report columns 359-71, on Pre-Budget Report how many households he expects to install (a) micro wind turbines and (b) solar panels.
(307623)
459
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, pursuant to the Statement of 9 December 2009, Official Report columns 359-71, on the Pre-Budget Report, what criteria apply in respect of eligibility for financial support from the (a) Innovation Investment Fund and (b) Carbon Trust's Venture Capital Scheme; and for what time period these schemes will remain open to applications.
(307625)
460
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what steps have been taken to ensure that the results of the Strategic Environmental Assessment of short-listed options for the generation of tidal power in the Severn Estuary have been made available to the developers of proposals under the Severn Embryonic Technologies Scheme.
(307584)
461
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what mechanisms are in place to ensure that delays in completion of the Strategic Environmental Assessment of short-listed options for the generation of tidal power in the Severn Estuary will not adversely affect the development of proposals under the Severn Embryonic Technologies Scheme; and if he will make a statement.
(307585)
462
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what discussions his Department has had with relevant authorities in The Netherlands about the construction and subsequent impacts of the storm surge barrier on the Eastern Scheldt in The Netherlands; and what steps have been taken to apply lessons learnt there to the development of tidal power proposals for the Severn Estuary.
(307586)
463
N
Clive Efford (Eltham): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, if he will make it his policy to seek an agreement to eradicate the use of hydrofluorocarbons in refrigeration and air conditioning systems in his discussions at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen.
(305883)
464
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what proportion of (a) UK and (b) global carbon dioxide emissions were attributable to (i) aircraft, (ii) ships and (iii) cars in the latest period for which figures are available.
(306921)
465
Nia Griffith (Llanelli): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what steps his Department is taking to monitor the level of use of each source of biomass fuel.
(307626)
466
Nia Griffith (Llanelli): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what estimate he has made of the monetary value of the average annual allocation of renewables obligation certificates to each of the biomass power stations which are under construction.
(307627)
467
Nia Griffith (Llanelli): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what the monetary value was of the renewables obligation certificate allocated to each biomass power station in operation in 2009-10.
(307628)
468
Nia Griffith (Llanelli): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what recent estimate he has made of the monetary value of the average annual allocation of renewables obligation certificates to each biomass power station in operation.
(307629)
469
Nia Griffith (Llanelli): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what biomass power stations are (a) in operation and (b) under construction.
(307630)
470
N
Nigel Griffiths (Edinburgh South): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, if he will place in the Library a copy of the Memorandum of Understanding between his Department and the British Geological Survey on the operation of the National Geoscience Data Centre in Gilmerton, Edinburgh.
(305808)
471
N
Nigel Griffiths (Edinburgh South): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, on what date in 2005 ownership of the Gilmerton Core Store was transferred from the Department of Trade and Industry to his Department.
(305809)
472
Mr John Grogan (Selby): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what assessment he has made of the effect on independent electricity producers of (a) the regime for the renewables obligation and (b) the redemption of renewables obligation certificates sourced from the co-firing of regular biomass set out on the draft Renewables Obligation Order.
(307613)
473
Mr John Grogan (Selby): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what plans he has to offer to other renewable technology projects the same grandfathering priniciples it is proposed to apply to offshore wind projects.
(307616)
474
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many and what percentage of Parliamentary Questions tabled for written Answer by his Department on a named day in session 2008-09 received a substantive Answer on that day.
(307540)
475
Charles Hendry (Wealden): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, with reference to the Answer to the hon. Member for Tunbridge Wells of 12 October 2009, Official Report, columns 459-60W, on departmental ICT, what the terms of reference of the Coal Authority's Inferis IT project are.
(307197)
476
N
Charles Hendry (Wealden): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, when his Department expects to publish its response to the report on energy security by the right hon. Member for Croydon North.
(307229)
477
N
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what the energy efficiency rating is for each of his Department's buildings in London.
(306321)
478
N
Mr Patrick McLoughlin (West Derbyshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, when he expects to reply to the letter from the right hon. Member for West Derbyshire of 24 August 2009 concerning Hydropower in Derbyshire, ref: PM/OP/Hydropower.
(307165)
479
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what the budget is of the Community Energy Savings Programme; and which organisations will coordinate the associated community energy assessors.
(307080)
480
N
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what assessment he has made of the effects on the use of the local road network of BP's contract to lease the Oikos terminal on Canvey Island; and if he will make a statement.
(306318)
481
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many (a) away days and (b) conferences that took place outside the Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (Ofgem) buildings attended by civil servants in Ofgem there have been since 2005; and what the cost was of each.
(307454)
482
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many (a) away days and (b) conferences that took place outside his Department's building attended by civil servants in his Department there have been since 2005; and what the cost was of each.
(307518)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
483
Adam Afriyie (Windsor): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, on what pay band his Department's Chief Information Officer (CIO) is employed; whether the CIO is employed on a fixed-term or permanent contract; and what the size is of the budget for which the CIO is responsible in the period 2009-10.
(307566)
484
Mr Richard Benyon (Newbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he has had discussions with the African Elephant Coalition on the level of elephant-poaching for ivory since the 2008 ivory stockpile sales; and if he will make a statement.
(307495)
485
Mr Richard Benyon (Newbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he has had discussions with African range states on the 2008 ivory stockpile sales; and if he will make a statement.
(307496)
486
Mr Richard Benyon (Newbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he has received reports on the effects on the level of elephant poaching in African range states of stockpile sales of ivory held in October and November 2008; and if he will make a statement.
(307497)
487
Mr Richard Benyon (Newbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he has had discussions with his EU counterparts on the proposals to extend the moratorium on ivory sales at the 15th Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species conference of the Parties; and if he will make a statement.
(307498)
488
Mr Richard Benyon (Newbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much in tonnes and what percentage of UK fish catch was sent abroad for processing and then returned to the UK in the latest period for which figures are available.
(307499)
489
Mr Richard Benyon (Newbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent (a) reports he has received and (b) discussions he has had with his (i) Chinese and (ii) Japanese counterparts on the controls in place in respect of illegal ivory imports to each of those countries; and if he will make a statement.
(307633)
490
Mr Richard Benyon (Newbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much money his Department has spent on the conservation of African elephants in each country in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(307635)
491
Mr Richard Benyon (Newbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much of the £2.3 million funding allocation to the National Bee Unit announced in January 2009 has been spent under each budget heading.
(307636)
492
Mr Richard Benyon (Newbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, to which countries fish catch is sent for processing before being returned to the UK; and what weight of fish was sent to each country in the latest period for which figures are available.
(307638)
493
Mr Richard Benyon (Newbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the effects on the marine and coastal environment of plastics that have been dumped at sea or on beaches.
(307639)
494
Mr Richard Benyon (Newbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the cost to (a) his Department, (b) local authorities and (c) non-governmental organisations of cleaning refuse from the coast in each year since 1997.
(307640)
495
Mr Richard Benyon (Newbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to encourage the British Beekeepers' Association to participate in the Project Board charged with implementing the Food and Environment Research Agency's Healthy Bees Plan.
(307646)
496
Mr Richard Benyon (Newbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what information his Department holds on the (a) area covered by and (b) in weight tonnes of the mass of plastic debris identified in the Pacific Ocean; and what discussions he has had with international agencies on steps to reduce the effect on the marine environment of that debris.
(307660)
497
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress has been made on the development of an electronic system to record waste transfer rates, with particular reference to the compilation of a comprehensive and contemporary database.
(307127)
498
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what representations he has received on negotiations under the Common Fisheries Policy on Area 7 Nephrops total allowable catch quota for 2010.
(307302)
499
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Northern Ireland Minister for Agriculture on the December EU Fisheries Council.
(307303)
500
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the EU-Morocco Fisheries Partnership Agreement.
(307418)
501
N
Clive Efford (Eltham): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of progress by departments in reducing the use of hydrofluorocarbons on their estate; and if he will make a statement.
(305882)
502
N
Clive Efford (Eltham): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the amount of hydrofluorocarbon emissions which would be saved by (a) reducing the use of hydrofluorocarbons through reducing leakage and improving energy efficiency and (b) the introduction of a widespread ban; and if he will make a statement.
(305884)
503
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the amount of household waste sent for incineration in the London Borough of (a) Bexley, (b) Bromley, (c) Croydon and (d) Greenwich in the most recent period for which figures are available.
(306895)
504
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of incidents of fly-tipping in the London Borough of Bexley in each of the last three years.
(306896)
505
N
Mr Robert Goodwill (Scarborough & Whitby): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the rules of his Department and its agencies are on the use of work computers for personal communication.
(306705)
506
Mr John Grogan (Selby): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much land has been designated under section 16 of the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 since 1 January 2009; how much such land has been designated for the use of (a) walkers, (b) cyclists, (c) horse riders and (d) other equestrians; and at what locations land has been so designated.
(307614)
507
Mr John Grogan (Selby): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many incidents involving animals resulted in (a) injury and (b) death on (i) public rights of way and (ii) land to which the public has access in each of the last five years for which figures are available; and what the requirements for reporting such incidents are.
(307615)
508
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many and what percentage of Parliamentary Questions tabled for written Answer by his Department on a named day in session 2008-09 received a substantive Answer on that day.
(307541)
509
N
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the energy efficiency rating is of each of his Department's buildings in London.
(306320)
510
N
Martin Horwood (Cheltenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what proportion of rivers he expects to meet the criteria for the classification of good ecological status under the European Water Framework Directive by 2015.
(306883)
511
N
Martin Horwood (Cheltenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that it meets the requirements of the European Water Framework Directive by the deadlines set in the implementation timetable for that Directive.
(306884)
512
N
Martin Horwood (Cheltenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the final river basin management plans will include mechanisms relating to diffuse pollution.
(306885)
513
N
Martin Horwood (Cheltenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many rivers he expects to be subject to a reduction of abstraction pressure during the first round of implementation of river basin management plans.
(306886)
514
N
Martin Horwood (Cheltenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he plans to produce implementation plans under the EU Water Framework Directive for steps to be taken at local level in respect of that Directive.
(306887)
515
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps have been taken to ensure the security of farmers' personal data held by the Rural Payments Agency since the data losses in July 2009.
(307337)
516
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his European counterparts on enforcing minimum standards of animal welfare for animals moved between different countries in Europe.
(307338)
517
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many cattle were slaughtered because of bovine tuberculosis precautions in (a) Lancashire and (b) the north west in each of the last six months.
(307339)
518
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the change in the number of dairy farmers in (a) Chorley and (b) Lancashire between (i) 2008 and 2009 and (ii) 2009-10.
(307340)
519
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many attacks there were by dogs on sheep in (a) Lancashire and (b) the north west in the latest period for which figures are available.
(307359)
520
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many appeals regarding rights of way the National Casework team has under consideration; and for how long on average such appeals have been under consideration.
(306815)
521
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what his most recent assessment is of progress in the revision of Planning Policy Statement 25 since June 2009; and what estimate he has made of the number of houses to have a flood kit.
(306810)
522
N
Rob Marris (Wolverhampton South West): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, for what reason guidance to retailers on the voluntary labelling of products from Israeli settlements in the West Bank no longer appears on his Department's website.
(304732)
523
N
Mr James Paice (South East Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will list all guidance issued to Natural England under section 16 of the Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006, giving the date when each was published.
(306016)
524
N
Mr James Paice (South East Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will publish the report commissioned from the Farm and Wildlife Advisory Group by Natural England into the effect of the proposal to re-introduce sea eagles to East Anglia.
(306017)
525
N
Mr James Paice (South East Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much was spent by Natural England on administering the Regional Development Programme for England (RDPE) on behalf of his Department in the last 12 months; and whether any of the costs within Natural England's Annual report are attributable to the RDPE.
(306018)
526
N
Mr James Paice (South East Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much matched funding and other Treasury funding has been committed to the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE); and what the (a) consequences to date and (b) estimated consequences are of the change in the exchange rate of the euro to sterling on (i) amount of sterling to be funded from UK sources and (ii) the total amounts available for each Axis 1, 2 and 3 of the RDPE.
(306019)
527
Mr James Paice (South East Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate hehas made of the number of records relating to cows born in the UK that have been lost since September 2008; and if he will make a statement.
(307662)
528
Mr James Paice (South East Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the Answer of 15 October 2009, Official Report, column 1004W, on farm inspections, against which regulations compliance is monitored by each inspection body.
(307663)
529
Mr James Paice (South East Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what guidance relating to compliance with regulations his Department and its agencies have issued to farmers in the last 12 months.
(307664)
530
Mr James Paice (South East Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what proportion of farms are required under EU regulations to be inspected for cross compliance; and what proportion of farms were inspected for cross compliance in each of the last five years.
(307665)
531
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many (a) year-end and (b) in-year bonuses were paid to officials in his Department in each of the last three years; and how much was paid in such bonuses in each such year.
(307099)
532
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many (a) away days and (b) conferences that took place outside the Office of Water Services (Ofwat) buildings attended by civil servants in Ofwat there have been since 2005; and what the cost was of each.
(307452)
533
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many (a) away days and (b) conferences that took place outside the Forestry Commission's buildings attended by civil servants in the the Forestry Commission there have been since 2005; and what the cost was of each.
(307459)
534
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many (a) away days and (b) conferences that took place outside his Department's building attended by civil servants in his Department there have been since 2005; and what the cost was of each.
(307519)
535
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what representations he has made to the governments of other countries on whaling since the last meeting of the International Whaling Commission in June 2009; what plans he has to make further such representations before the next meeting of the Commission in June 2010; and if he will make a statement.
(307191)
536
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether there are plans to revise EU Council Decision 7146/09 of 3 March 2009 in advance of the 62nd International Whaling Commission meeting in June 2010.
(307192)
537
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he plans to update his Department's document Protecting whales - a global responsibility prior to the International Whaling Commission in June 2010; and if he will make a statement.
(307287)
538
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with Ministerial colleagues on whaling in the last 12 months; whether he plans to hold further such discussions before the 2010 International Whaling Commission meeting; and if he will make a statement.
(307296)
539
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the International Whaling Commission's Small Working Group on the future of the IWC (a) last met and (b) plans to meet prior to the 62nd International Whaling Commission meeting in June 2010.
(307297)
540
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the International Whaling Commission's Support Group of the Small Working Group on the future of the IWC (a) last met and (b) plans to meet prior to the 62nd International Whaling Commission meeting in June 2010.
(307298)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
541
Adam Afriyie (Windsor): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, on what pay band his Department's Chief Information Officer (CIO) is employed; whether the CIO is employed on a fixed-term or permanent contract; and what the size is of the budget for which the CIO is responsible in the period 2009-10.
(307565)
542
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent information he has obtained in respect of the whereabouts and health of the Panchen Lama.
(307032)
543
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will seek to secure the release of Tenzin Delek Rinpoche from the Chinese authorities.
(307045)
544
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the FCO-DfID Shared Services Plan of November 2006, whether the deadline to harmonise the pay and conditions of support staff in co-located offices by March 2009 has been met; and what arrangements exist for harmonisation of the pay and conditions of non-support staff in co-located offices.
(307046)
545
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many officials within his Department received training other than language training in financial year (a) 2006-07, (b) 2007-08 and (c) 2008-09; and how many he expects to receive such training in 2009-10.
(307048)
546
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many officials from each other Government department are serving at UK posts overseas.
(307049)
547
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether officials posted to UK embassies overseas who are not officials of his Department operate under the authority of the British Ambassador in that country; and if he will make a statement.
(307050)
548
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when the Armstrong Formula was introduced in relation to peacekeeping costs; and when and for what reasons its usage was withdrawn.
(307051)
549
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what change there has been in the number of locally-engaged staff at each overseas post as a result of budgetary changes since the withdrawal of the Overseas Price Mechanism; and if he will make a statement.
(307053)
550
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the FCO-DfID Shared Services Plan of November 2006, which body is responsible for assessing in each instance whether sharing services represent value for money; and what criteria are used in making such an assessment.
(307055)
551
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what proportion of the 32 million euro in European Union funding for the reconstruction in Gaza announced by the Commissioner for External Relations and European Neighbourhood Policy in March 2009 has been disbursed; and if he will make a statement.
(307057)
552
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what initiatives he has proposed to his overseas counterparts to overcome restrictions on the entry of materials for reconstruction into Gaza; and what his policy is on overcoming such restrictions.
(307058)
553
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what his policy is on extending the mandate of the international judges and prosecutors serving in the War Crimes Chamber of the State Court in Bosnia-Herzegovina; and if he will make a statement.
(307109)
554
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions his Department has had with the High Representative in Bosnia-Herzegovina on the future role of international judges and prosecutors in Bosnia-Herzegovina; and what recent representations he has received on the matter.
(307110)
555
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his EU counterparts on the continued presence of the international judges and prosecutors serving in the War Crimes Chamber of the State Court in Bosnia-Herzegovina; and what the outcomes of those discussions were.
(307111)
556
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of recommendations in the 3 December report to the UN Security Council by Prosecutor Serge Brammertz on the continued presence of the international judges and prosecutors serving in the War Crimes Chamber of the State Court in Bosnia-Herzegovina.
(307112)
557
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the role of the Iranian Qods force in terrorist activity in the Middle East; and if he will make a statement.
(307117)
558
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the Answer of 14 August 2008, Official Report, column 125W on Departmental coordination: Department for International Development, what progress has been made on his Department's planned co-location with the Department for International Development in Abuja; and if he will make a statement.
(307169)
559
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 30 November 2009, Official Report, column 429W, on the Middle East: armed conflict, what the nature is of (a) the toxic materials that have been identified and (b) the contamination detected; and if he will make a statement.
(307178)
560
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 26 November 2009, Official Report, column 305W, on the Middle East: armed conflict, what the legal restraints are that apply to implementation of the Prime Minister's proposal of naval assistance to interdict arms smuggling to Gaza.
(307179)
561
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many and what percentage of Parliamentary Questions tabled for written Answer by his Department on a named day in session 2008-09 received a substantive Answer on that day.
(307542)
562
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effects of the recent suspension of human rights legislation in the Turks and Caicos Islands; and if he will make a statement.
(307236)
563
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much was claimed in reimbursable expenses by press officers in his Department in 2008-09.
(306903)
564
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his US counterpart on the (a) amount and (b) technological sophistication of biological and chemical material shipped from Libya to the US for evaluation.
(306916)
565
N
Mr Patrick McLoughlin (West Derbyshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he expects to reply to the letter from the right hon. Member for West Derbyshire of 10 September 2009 concerning the visa section in Benghazi, Libya ref: PM/OP/Shafie.
(307126)
566
N
Rob Marris (Wolverhampton South West): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he received from the organisation Lawyers for Palestinian Human Rights on 30 March 2009; what consideration he has given to these representations; and if he will make a statement.
(304734)
567
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many UK Crown Dependencies and Overseas Territories have not implemented the provisions of the UN Convention for the Elimination of Discrimination against Women.
(307349)
568
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many UK Crown Dependencies and Overseas Territories have not implemented the provisions of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
(307350)
569
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many UK Crown Dependencies and Overseas Territories have not implemented the provisions of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
(307351)
570
Mrs Madeleine Moon (Bridgend): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many UK private military and security companies have been awarded contracts by his Department to carry out work in (a) Afghanistan, (b) Iraq, (c) Sudan, (d) Israel, (e) Somalia, (f) Pakistan, (g) Colombia, (h) Ethiopia and (i) Eritrea in (i) 2005, (ii) 2006, (iii) 2007, (iv) 2008, (v) 2009 and (vi) future years; and what the monetary value is of each contract.
(306913)
571
Mrs Madeleine Moon (Bridgend): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he expects to respond to the public consultation on promoting high standards of conduct by private military and security companies.
(306914)
572
Mrs Madeleine Moon (Bridgend): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many (a) complaints and (b) reports of human rights abuses have been received by his Department in relation to the activities of private military and security companies awarded contracts by his Department in each of the last five years.
(307011)
573
Mrs Madeleine Moon (Bridgend): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions his Department (a) has had and (b) is planning to have with US officials on regulation of private military and security companies in Iraq and Afghanistan; and if he will make a statement.
(307012)
574
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he plans to reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Hemel Hempstead dated 28 October 2009, on a difficulty experienced in corresponding with the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria.
(307319)
575
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many (a) year-end and (b) in-year bonuses were paid to officials in his Department in each of the last three years; and how much was paid in such bonuses in each such year.
(307095)
576
N
Hon Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to the government of Israel on the continued building of illegal settlements.
(306766)
577
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many (a) away days and (b) conferences that took place outside his Department's building attended by civil servants in his Department there have been since 2005; and what the cost was of each.
(307517)
578
N
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department provided assistance to international missions to monitor the conduct of the recent presidential election in Honduras.
(306685)
579
N
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to assist in preparations for the London 2012 Olympics.
(306686)
580
N
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he next plans to visit the South Caucasus Group of countries to discuss (a) bi-lateral relations and (b) broader global issues.
(306826)
581
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the Russian government on President Medvedev's aim to reduce the level of legal nihilism in that country; and if he will make a statement.
(307492)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
582
Adam Afriyie (Windsor): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, on what pay band his Department's Chief Information Officer (CIO) is employed; whether the CIO is employed on a fixed-term or permanent contract; and what the size is of the budget for which the CIO is responsible in the period 2009-10.
(307564)
583
Mr David Anderson (Blaydon): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he has had discussions with the North East Specialised Commissioning Group on a review of neuromuscular services in that region.
(307507)
584
Mr David Anderson (Blaydon): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will take steps to ensure that vulnerable patients with muscular dystrophy in the North East have access to NHS-funded muscular dystrophy care advisers.
(307508)
585
N
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people were admitted to (a) the Royal Sussex Hospital, Brighton, (b) the Eastbourne District General Hospital, Eastbourne and (c) the Princess Royal Hospital, Haywards Heath with knife wounds in each year since 1997.
(306876)
586
N
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many health visitors have been employed in (a) Lewes constituency and (b) East Sussex in each year since 1997.
(307129)
587
Mr John Baron (Billericay): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department holds information on complaints made to the General Medical Council against medical practitioners.
(307347)
588
Mr John Baron (Billericay): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many hospital admissions there were (a) in total and (b) in each (i) primary care trust area of responsibility and (ii) cancer network area of responsibility where a diagnosis of breast cancer was recorded in the Hospital Episodes Statistics Database in each of the last five years.
(307667)
589
John Battle (Leeds West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what funding is available for the support and recruitment of multi-faith chaplains in hospitals in 2009-10.
(306924)
590
John Battle (Leeds West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much Leeds social services spent on mental health services in each year since 2001.
(306932)
591
John Battle (Leeds West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many telephone calls have been dealt with by the swine influenza hotline in each month since it came into operation.
(306936)
592
John Battle (Leeds West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what provision for psychotherapy is available under the NHS.
(306938)
593
John Battle (Leeds West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much capital spending his Department has made in Leeds West constituency in the last three years.
(306940)
594
John Battle (Leeds West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much capital spending his Department has made in the Leeds city area in the last three years.
(306941)
595
John Battle (Leeds West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the survival rate for patients with cancer at each hospital in Leeds was in each of the last 20 years.
(306954)
596
John Battle (Leeds West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many hospitals in (a) West Yorkshire and (b) Leeds provide kidney dialysis treatment.
(306995)
597
John Battle (Leeds West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his Department's policy is on support for multi-faith chaplaincy in hospitals; and if he will make a statement.
(307001)
598
Mr Richard Benyon (Newbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he plans to take in response to each of the eight principal recommendations made in the recently published National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death report on acute kidney injury.
(307637)
599
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to ensure that patients with muscular dystrophy in London have access to NHS-funded muscular dystrophy care advisers; and if he will make a statement.
(307434)
600
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with the London Specialised Commissioning Group on a review of neuromuscular services in London; and if he will make a statement.
(307435)
601
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of people resident in each constituency who have used accident and emergency services at (a) Whittington Hospital, Islington, (b) North Middlesex Hospital, Haringey, (c) Royal Free Hospital, Camden and (d) University College London Hospital in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(307506)
602
Mr Mark Field (Cities of London & Westminster): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much was spent per head on cancer treatment and services in (a) England, (b) the South West Strategic Health Authority and (c) each primary care trust within the South West Strategic Health Authority in each financial year from 1997-98 to 2008-09.
(307368)
603
N
Nigel Griffiths (Edinburgh South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with which Ministerial colleagues in each Department he has discussed the development in other Government departments of the Government's autism strategy.
(305731)
604
N
Nigel Griffiths (Edinburgh South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what arrangements his Department has made to involve external stakeholders in the post-consultation development of the Government's autism strategy.
(305732)
605
N
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent revisions have been made to the financial assumptions underpinning the Government's financial modelling for a National Care Service as a result of the pledge that there will be no cash losers amongst existing disability benefit recipients.
(307198)
606
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many Big Care Debate events have been held since the publication of the Green Paper, Shaping the future of care together, in July 2009; in which Parliamentary constituencies these events have been held; and which hon. and right hon. Members have been (a) invited to attend these events and (b) are recorded as having attended these events.
(307204)
607
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many and what percentage of Parliamentary Questions tabled for written Answer by his Department on a named day in session 2008-09 received a substantive Answer on that day.
(307543)
608
N
Charles Hendry (Wealden): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the Answer of 5 November 2009, Official Report, column 1183W, on swine flu: vaccination, what criteria his Department provided to Morianto in respect of the distribution of the swine flu vaccine.
(307199)
609
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many four year dietetics degrees were funded by his Department in each of the last five years.
(307077)
610
N
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the report of the review by Professor Ian Gilmore into prescription charges will be published; and if he will make a statement.
(307148)
611
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) people and (b) people under 18 years old were treated for cannabis-induced psychosis in each of the last five years.
(307362)
612
Mr John Leech (Manchester, Withington): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has for the future role of the External Reference Group on autism strategy following the submission of its report to his Department.
(307321)
613
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people with learning disabilities had all their teeth removed in 2009; and if he will make a statement.
(306807)
614
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent estimate he has made of the cost of conducting a mental health homicide investigation.
(307265)
615
N
Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what criteria were employed by the National Cancer Action Team during the decision-making process on a regional centre for head and neck cancer services for Worcestershire; for what reasons these criteria were selected; and if he will make a statement.
(307233)
616
N
Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has made for the future of acute hospital cancer services in Worcestershire.
(307234)
617
N
Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effects of transferring head and neck cancer services from Worcestershire on service provision to patients within the geographical region; and if he will make a statement.
(307235)
618
Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what auditing procedures are used to verify the quality and the consistency of the head and neck cancer treatment data received by the Three Counties Cancer Network from Gloucestershire Royal Hospital.
(307240)
619
Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the merits of a two-site head and neck cancer surgical centre model, based at Worcestershire Royal Hospital and Gloucestershire Royal Hospital; and if he will make a statement.
(307241)
620
N
Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, on what dates the Three Counties Cancer Network received submissions on the head and neck cancer treatment submissions from (a) Worcestershire Royal Hospital and (b) Gloucestershire Royal Hospital; and if he will make a statement.
(307242)
621
N
Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the report of the National Cancer Action Team on head and neck cancer services in Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Gloucestershire; and if he will make a statement.
(307243)
622
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment has been made of the effectiveness of the Integrated Drug Treatment System in the prison and criminal justice system.
(307374)
623
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many prisoners have received enhanced prison clinical drug treatment.
(307375)
624
N
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of Family Nurse Partnership programme staff are health visitors.
(306635)
625
N
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the estimated total cost is of providing the Family Nurse Partnership scheme; and what estimate has been made of the average cost per family of the scheme.
(306636)
626
N
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his Department's plans are for expansion of the Family Nurse Partnership.
(306637)
627
N
Anne Milton (Guildford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many beds there were in community hospitals in (a) Surrey, (b) Guildford and (c) Waverley in each year since 2001.
(306521)
628
N
Anne Milton (Guildford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many beds in community hospitals were temporarily closed in (a) Surrey, (b) Guildford and (c) Waverley Borough during each year since 2001.
(306522)
629
N
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 3 December 2009, Official Report, column 934W, on departmental ministerial duties, at what time on 27 October 2009 the Secretary of State (a) arrived at and (b) left Clarence House; and if he will make a statement.
(306879)
630
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his contribution of 7 December 2009, Official Report, column 21, what estimate he has made of the proposed £500 million efficiency saving for the National Programme for IT will be derived from (a) the Local Service Provider Detailed Care Record Service managed by BT for London and the South of England, (b) the Local Service Provider Detailed Care Record Service managed by CSC for the North, Midlands and East of England, (c) Choose and Book, (d) the Electronic Prescription Service, (e) the Summary Care Record, (f) the Additional Supply Capacity and Capability Framework, (g) GP Systems of Choice, (h) GP2GP transfer, (i) HealthSpace and (j) the interoperability toolkit.
(307208)
631
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the National Programme for IT in the NHS: Project Progress Report of 16 May 2008, how much of the National Programme for IT £3.6 billion budget for local costs has been spent in each local service provider region; and whether he plans to amend the budget for the programme in the next 12 months.
(307277)
632
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the provision of free personal care at home falls under the (a) partnership, (b) insurance or (c) comprehensive model of the Social Care Green Paper.
(307674)
633
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 8 December 2009, Official Report, column 288W, on the Social Enterprise Investment Fund, on what date each organisation in receipt of a grant from the Social Enterprise Investment Fund in 2009-10 (a) applied for and (b) received its grant.
(307684)
634
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 8 December 2009, Official Report, column 288W, on the Social Enterprise Investment Fund, how much the Social Enterprise Investment Fund has spent on business support services since July 2008; and how many organisations have made use of the business support services provided by the Fund in (a) 2008-09 and (b) 2009-10.
(307685)
635
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance issued under section 7 of the Local Authority Social Services Act 1970 is in force.
(307686)
636
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the regulatory impact assessment for the Personal Care Bill assumes that 14,815 people per month are to be given access to reablement.
(307687)
637
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 7 December 2009, Official Report, column 166W, on social services, if he will extrapolate the cost in each year to 2030 to the Exchequer of free personal care on the basis that there are no uncertainties and the assumptions of the regulatory impact assessment remains applicable in each year.
(307688)
638
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 7 December 2009, Official Report, column 166W, on social services, what areas of uncertainty the Department has identified; and whether each one is likely to result in (a) increased or (b) decreased costs.
(307689)
639
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many respondees to the Social Care Green Paper (a) supported and (b) opposed changes to attendance allowance and disability living allowance.
(307690)
640
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether an assessment for a package of care as proposed in the Social Care Green Paper includes assessing the extra costs of being disabled in the same terms at the White Paper in which that allowance was proposed.
(307691)
641
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the proportion of (a) attendance allowance and (b) disability living allowance which is typically spent on (i) activities of daily living and (ii) instrumental activities of daily living.
(307692)
642
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on 8 December 2009, Official Report, column 206, what plans the Government has to disburse (a) attendance allowance and disability living allowance and (b) a cash equivalent through local authorities.
(307695)
643
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, on what occasions on (a) Monday 7 December and (b) Tuesday 8 December 2009 he had discussions with Ministers of the Department for Work and Pensions.
(307696)
644
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to Local Authority Circular (2001)10 on charges for residential accommodation, under what circumstances a local authority is permitted to terminate its contract with the care provider for the 12-week property disregard; and whether the disregard continues to qualify for an individual who sells their home before the end of the 12-week period.
(307697)
645
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many complaints the Care Quality Commission has received regarding the cleanliness and hygiene of acute hospitals since its inception.
(307698)
646
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much his Department has spent on the Care Quality Commission since the Commission's formation.
(307699)
647
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many visits members of his Department have made to Basildon and Thurrock NHS Trust in the last five years; and what the date and purpose of each visit was.
(307700)
648
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 26 November 2009, Official Report, column 354W, on health: learning disabilities, when he plans to publish the independent survey of activity on the directed enhanced service of health checks for those with learning disabilities.
(307701)
649
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Pre-Budget Report, Cm 7747, what the (a) initial budget and (b) outturn was in respect of (i) revenue and (ii) capital expenditure for (A) the National Programme for IT and (B) each element of the National Programme for IT in each year since the inception of the programme; and how much (1) capital and (2) revenue funding has been allocated for each remaining year of the programme.
(307703)
650
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Pre-Budget Report, Cm 7747, what discussions his Department has had with (a) HM Treasury and (b) suppliers to the National Programme for IT on changes to the National Programme for IT budgets; and on what dates such meetings took place.
(307704)
651
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he plans to renegotiate the National Programme for IT contracts for the delivery of the Care Records Service with (a) BT for its delivery of the Spine, (b) CSC for its delivery of iSOFT's Lorenzo and (c) BT for its delivery of Cerner Millennium.
(307705)
652
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress has been made on deployment of Lorenzo and Cerner Millennium in each early adopter site for the National Programme for IT.
(307706)
653
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, by what date BT is expected to complete the implementation of Cerner Millennium in each of the 12 trusts in its Southern Local Service Provider structure; and how much BT will be paid on completion of this work.
(307707)
654
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what components of the National Programme for IT will have their budgets ring-fenced from the proposed efficiency saving outlined in the Pre-Budget Report, Cm 7747.
(307708)
655
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the National Programme for IT and the front line of the NHS.
(307709)
656
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on 8 December 2009, Official Report, column 154, whether an equivalent level of support includes non-care services currently purchased by money made available through attendance allowance or disability living allowance; and whether an assessment for cash disbursement includes non-care services currently purchased by money made available through these allowances.
(307715)
657
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he plans to limit the services on which people may spend their entitlement under the Government's proposals for the care system.
(307716)
658
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether people currently eligible for (a) attendance allowance and (b) disability living allowance would receive (i) an equivalent level of support, (ii) an equivalent cash payment and (iii) an equivalent cash payment in addition to any other funds received under the proposals in the Government's Social Care Green Paper.
(307717)
659
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what (a) assessment he has made of and (b) modelling his Department has undertaken on the relationship between the group that currently receives (i) attendance allowance and (ii) disability living allowance and groups that would receive support under the Government's proposed reform for the social care system.
(307718)
660
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of people who are eligible for (a) attendance allowance and (b) disability living allowance who would cease to receive support under each proposal set out in the Green Paper on Social Care.
(307719)
661
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether people in receipt of attendance allowance or disability living allowance will receive the full social care entitlement under the Government's proposed reforms of the social care system.
(307720)
662
Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many illnesses attributable to the use of food supplements were recorded in the last 10 years; and if he will make a statement.
(307121)
663
Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what (a) impact assessment and (b) economic impact assessment has been conducted in respect of the proposed restriction of sale of food supplements above a certain potency; and if he will make a statement.
(307122)
664
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what clinical evidence was used to establish the target emergency response time for (a) Category A patients at eight minutes and (b) Category B patients at 19 minutes; and what research his Department has (i) commissioned and (ii) evaluated on the effectiveness of those response times.
(307428)
665
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance has been issued to NHS ambulance trusts on establishing criteria to use in setting target response times for Category C patients who require an ambulance response.
(307429)
666
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many physical assaults on staff of NHS ambulance service trusts were reported in each of the last three financial years.
(307430)
667
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) prosecutions were brought and (b) cautions or conditional cautions were issued following assaults against NHS staff in ambulance service trusts in each of the last three financial years.
(307431)
668
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, who has responsiblity within the NHS for judging a patient's entitlement and eligibility to use the Patient Transfer Service.
(307432)
669
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which NHS bodies are responsible for paying for a patient to use the Patient Transfer Service.
(307433)
670
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average cost per unit is of protective anti-stab vests suitable for use by NHS ambulance trust frontline emergency response personnel.
(307580)
671
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which NHS ambulance trusts (a) do and (b) do not issue protective anti-stab vests as standard to their frontline emergency response personnel.
(307581)
672
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance has been issued to NHS ambulance trusts on the provision of protective anti-stab vests for frontline emergency response personnel.
(307582)
673
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the evidential basis is for his determination that the NHS National Programme for IT is not essential; and when his Department was first informed of this evidence.
(307059)
674
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will conduct a review of the arrangements for the funding and allocation of wardens in sheltered housing accommodation and the provision of low-level social care in England.
(307360)
675
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much funding his Department has allocated for (a) year-end and (b) in-year bonuses for its staff in 2009-10.
(307030)
676
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) year-end and (b) in-year bonuses were paid to officials in his Department in each of the last three years; and how much was paid in such bonuses in each such year.
(307103)
677
N
Hon Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the salary of the Chief Executive of the NHS South East Coast Health Authority is.
(306736)
678
N
Hon Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the (a) budgeted and (b) outturn expenditure of the NHS South East Coast Health Authority was in each of the last four years.
(306768)
679
N
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information his Department holds on the number of websites advertising botulinum toxin, fillers and other non-surgical cosmetic procedures for sale to people in England.
(306518)
680
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) away days and (b) conferences that took place outside the Food Standards Agency's buildings attended by civil servants in that Agency there have been since 2005; and what the cost was of each.
(307460)
681
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) away days and (b) conferences that took place outside his Department's building attended by civil servants in his Department there have been since 2005; and what the cost was of each.
(307516)
682
Mr Charles Walker (Broxbourne): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the implementation of New Horizons will help meet the needs of people with autism who also have mental health problems.
(307310)
683
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 5 November 2009, Official Report, columns 1170-1W, on influenza: Herefordshire, how many H1N1 influenza vaccines were delivered to Herefordshire by (a) the end of November 2009 and (b) the latest date for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
(307281)
684
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 5 November 2009, Official Report, columns 1170-1W, on influenza: Herefordshire, how many H1N1 influenza vaccines were delivered into his Department's central warehouse by (a) the end of November 2009 and (b) the latest date for which figures are available; how many of the H1N1 influenza vaccines were distributed to locations nationwide; and if he will make a statement.
(307282)
685
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his estimate is of the number of health service staff eligible for the H1N1 influenza vaccine; and how many health service staff have received the H1N1 influenza vaccine to date.
(307283)
686
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients from Wales received treatment at Hereford Hospitals NHS Trust in each of the last five years; what the cost of such treatment was in each year; and if he will make a statement.
(307284)
687
Mike Wood (Batley & Spen): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what interventions are used to meet the needs of (a) low, (b) moderate and (c) severe drug misusers in prisons; and if he will make a statement.
(307376)
688
Mike Wood (Batley & Spen): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Drug Interventions Programme in prisons; and if he will make a statement.
(307377)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
689
Adam Afriyie (Windsor): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on what pay band his Department's Chief Information Officer (CIO) is employed; whether the CIO is employed on a fixed-term or permanent contract; and what the size is of the budget for which the CIO is responsible in the period 2009-10.
(307563)
690
John Battle (Leeds West): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people were employed in (a) armed response units and (b) specialist firearms officers teams in West Yorkshire regional police forces in each year since 1997.
(306928)
691
John Battle (Leeds West): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many anti-social behaviour orders have been issued to residents of (a) Leeds West constituency and (b) West Yorkshire since 2002.
(306929)
692
John Battle (Leeds West): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people were stopped and tested for drink driving (a) in West Yorkshire, (b) in each police authority area and (c) in total in each of the last five years.
(306944)
693
N
Mr Crispin Blunt (Reigate): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many staff of his Department were in its redeployment pool on 1 (a) January, (b) April, (c) July and (d) October 2009.
(306733)
694
N
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 30 November 2009, Official Report 489W, on the internet, if he will issue guidance on the application of the (a) Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 and (b) Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 to trials of the CView Deep Packet Inspection technology developed by Detica.
(306650)
695
N
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) laptop computers, (b) desktop computers and (c) memory sticks his Department and its agencies have recorded as (i) stolen and (ii) lost in each of the last 10 years and how many of each were (A) stolen and (B) lost from its offices in Scotland in each such year.
(306905)
696
N
Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost of the Regional Strategic Migration Partnership was in each region in each year since such partnerships have operated; and what estimate he has made of such costs in 2009-10.
(305881)
697
Mr Mark Field (Cities of London & Westminster): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) police constables there were in each year since 1997 and (b) police community support officers there were in each year since 1992 in (i) England and (ii) Avon and Somerset constituency.
(307367)
698
N
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many crimes were recorded (a) in total and (b) per capita in (i) Wales and (ii) England in each year since 1997.
(306645)
699
N
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many recorded incidents of robbery there were (a) in total and (b) per head in (i) Wales and (ii) England in each year since 1997.
(306646)
700
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance his Department has issued in respect of the length of time for which a person who has served a custodial sentence in respect of a motoring offence may be refused a shotgun licence.
(306814)
701
N
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many foreign national prisoners have been removed from the UK since 1 January 2009.
(306681)
702
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, in which countries the UK Border Agency has offices (a) co-located and (b) not co-located with the British Embassy, Consulate or High Commission.
(307113)
703
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what percentage of Parliamentary Questions tabled for written Answer by his Department on a named day in session 2008-09 received a substantive Answer on that day.
(307547)
704
N
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prolific and priority offenders are targeted by police in (a) North Northamptonshire Basic Command Unit, (b) Northamptonshire and (c) England.
(306312)
705
N
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the estimated number of passenger movements (a) into and (b) from the UK was in each of the last five years; and what percentage of them were subject to (i) an entry and (ii) an exit check.
(306313)
706
N
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what his estimate is of the number of passenger movements (a) into and (b) from the UK in each of the next five years; and what percentage of them will be subject to an (i) entry and (ii) exit check.
(306314)
707
N
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the (a) original planned and (b) current estimated budget is of the e-Borders Programme; and if he will make a statement.
(306315)
708
N
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what percentage of passenger movements were tracked by the e-Borders Programme in each month of (a) 2007, (b) 2008 and (c) 2009.
(306316)
709
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) burglaries and (b) robberies in respect of (i) businesses and (ii) individuals were reported in each year since 1997; and what the detection rate was for each type of offence in each such year.
(307631)
710
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many time-limited visas of each type have been issued in each year since 1997.
(307632)
711
Sir Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he plans to reply to the letter of 10 November 2009 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mr R Z Ullah.
(307502)
712
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much was claimed in reimbursable expenses by press officers in his Department in 2008-09.
(306901)
713
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what procedures his Department has in place regarding the monitoring of emails making fraudulent offers to recipients; and if he will make a statement.
(306809)
714
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will issue guidance to police forces to take account of the judgment of the Supreme Court on the right to make representations about information held on individuals and disclosed by a Criminal Records Bureau check; and if he will make a statement.
(307270)
715
N
Mr Patrick McLoughlin (West Derbyshire): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he expects to reply to the letter from the right hon. Member for West Derbyshire of 7 October 2009 concerning South African nationals, reference: PM/OP/Gibbs.
(307114)
716
N
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 3 December 2009, Official Report, columns 888-9W, on entry clearances, how many (a) postal and (b) premium applications for further leave to remain have been made under Tier 4 of the points-based system since April 2009; and how much revenue has accrued from fees for applications of each type since that date.
(306369)
717
N
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 3 December 2009, Official Report, columns 888-9W, on entry clearances, whether the net value of revenue accrued in respect of applications is retained by the UK Border Agency.
(306370)
718
N
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 3 December 2009, Official Report, columns 888-9W, on entry clearances, what the average caseworking time to process a (a) postal, (b) premium and (c) student batch application was in the latest period for which figures are available.
(306371)
719
N
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he expects to issue a visa to Mr Hapinderjit Singh, ref 2616562; what the reason is for the time taken to issue the visa; and if he will make a statement.
(306737)
720
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much funding his Department has allocated for (a) year-end and (b) in-year bonuses for its staff in 2009-10.
(307031)
721
Clare Short (Birmingham, Ladywood): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many charter flights removing persons with no right to stay in the UK there have been in 2009; what the destination was of each such flight; how many individuals were removed on such flights; and what the cost to the public purse of such flights was.
(307036)
722
N
Hon Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent changes there have been to Immigration Rules in respect of Nepal.
(306767)
723
N
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how often the Inter-Departmental Ministerial Group has met since the implementation of the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings.
(306508)
724
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) away days and (b) conferences that took place outside his Department's building attended by civil servants in his Department there have been since 2005; and what the cost was of each.
(307524)
725
Sarah Teather (Brent East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Southern Sudanese people with refugee status or awaiting a decision on their status there are in the UK.
(307093)
726
Sarah Teather (Brent East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether his Department has set a timetable for the consideration of the backlog of non-Arab Darfuri asylum claims in respect of the new Operation Guidance Note on Sudan.
(307094)
Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development
727
Adam Afriyie (Windsor): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, on what pay band his Department's Chief Information Officer (CIO) is employed; whether the CIO is employed on a fixed-term or permanent contract; and what the size is of the budget for which the CIO is responsible in the period 2009-10.
(307562)
728
N
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many (a) laptop computers, (b) desktop computers and (c) memory sticks his Department has recorded as having been (i) lost and (ii) stolen from its offices in Scotland in each of the last 10 years.
(306694)
729
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 30 November 2009, Official Report, column 436W, on Gaza: utilities, what remedial action his Department has taken to address the contamination of water supplies in Gaza; and what the Government's policy is on the supply of clean water to Gaza.
(307175)
730
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 30 November 2009, Official Report, column 435W, on Gaza: reconstruction, what reasons the government of Israel has given for preventing the entry into Gaza of building materials for reconstruction funded by his Department; and what his policy is on securing entry for such materials.
(307176)
731
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 30 November 2009, Official Report, column 435W, on Gaza: reconstruction, whether his Department is considering alternative proposals to expedite the reconstruction of homes in Gaza; and if he will make a statement.
(307177)
732
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many and what percentage of Parliamentary Questions tabled for written Answer by his Department on a named day in session 2008-09 received a substantive Answer on that day.
(307532)
733
N
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much funding his Department has allocated under each budget heading for the purposes of meeting its obligations under the Bonn Declaration in each year from 2001 to 2008.
(306700)
734
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much of his Department's aid budget has been allocated to each recipient country in (a) 2007-08, (b) 2008-09 and (c) 2009-10; and if he will make a statement.
(306824)
735
N
Mr Andrew Mitchell (Sutton Coldfield): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment he has made of the effects on levels of poverty in Helmand province of his Department's activities in that area in the last 12 months; and what mechanisms are used to measure that effect.
(306649)
736
Mrs Madeleine Moon (Bridgend): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many UK private military and security companies have been awarded contracts by his Department to carry out work in (a) Afghanistan, (b) Iraq, (c) Sudan, (d) Israel, (e) Somalia, (f) Pakistan, (g) Colombia, (h) Ethiopia and (i) Eritrea in (i) 2005, (ii) 2006, (iii) 2007, (iv) 2008, (v) 2009 and (vi) future years; and what the monetary value is of each contract.
(306912)
737
Mrs Madeleine Moon (Bridgend): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many third sector agencies operating in (a) Afghanistan and (b) Iraq and receiving government funding are employing private military and security companies.
(307009)
738
N
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans his Department has to assist with the holding of local elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2010.
(306514)
739
N
Lindsay Roy (Glenrothes): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his most recent assessment is of the humanitarian situation in Darfur province in Sudan.
(306822)
740
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many (a) year end and (b) in-year bonuses were paid to officials in his Department in each of the last three years; and how much was paid in such bonuses in each such year.
(307107)
741
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many (a) away days and (b) conferences that took place outside his Department's building attended by civil servants in his Department there have been since 2005; and what the cost was of each.
(307515)
742
N
Jo Swinson (East Dunbartonshire): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 1 December 2009, Official Report, column 607W, for what reason his Department has no plans to promote a UK candidate for either appointment.
(307082)
743
Jo Swinson (East Dunbartonshire): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 1 December 2009, Official Report, column 607W, what steps his Department is taking with other countries to ensure well-qualified women candidates are appointed to senior posts in (a) CEDAW and (b) the UN Agency for Women.
(307089)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Justice
744
Adam Afriyie (Windsor): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, on what pay band his Department's Chief Information Officer (CIO) is employed; whether the CIO is employed on a fixed-term or permanent contract; and what the size is of the budget for which the CIO is responsible in the period 2009-10.
(307561)
745
N
Sir Stuart Bell (Middlesbrough): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent assessment he has made of the level of competition for contracts for the provision of advocacy services in the Crown Court Criminal Defence Service.
(306377)
746
N
Sir Stuart Bell (Middlesbrough): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what his policy is on the provision of criminal litigation support and advocacy services in respect of a case in the Crown Court by the same firm of solicitors; and what value for money assessment has been made of that practice.
(306378)
747
N
Sir Stuart Bell (Middlesbrough): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will make an assessment of the potential effects on standards of representation in the Crown Court provided by the Criminal Defence Service of the appointment by the solicitors' firms providing criminal litigation support of advocates from those firms.
(306379)
748
N
Sir Stuart Bell (Middlesbrough): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will make an assessment of the potential effects on standards of advice given to a client of the Criminal Defence Service of the appointment to the client's case of a solicitor and an advocate from the same firm, with particular reference to (a) advice on the right to silence during an investigation and (b) the avoidance of adverse references at trial.
(306380)
749
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what representations he has received on allowing the Victims Commissioner to work with British citizens who are victims of crime overseas.
(306960)
750
N
Mr David Burrowes (Enfield, Southgate): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, in how many prisons all (a) Anglican, (b) Roman Catholic and (c) Free Church or Methodist prisoners were able to attend weekly worship in the last quarter for which figures are available; and in which prisons prisoners of each affiliation were not all able to attend weekly worship in that period.
(306363)
751
Sir Menzies Campbell (North East Fife): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what information his Department holds for benchmarking purposes on how other EU member states are implementing article 45 of the 2004/EC/18 European Directive on Public Procurement, relating to mandatory exclusion.
(307444)
752
Sir Menzies Campbell (North East Fife): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment his Department has made of the implications of the new plea negotiations guidelines for implementation of regulation 23 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006, with regard to mandatory exclusion.
(307445)
753
Philip Davies (Shipley): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the outcomes of the Thinking Skills programme in Yorkshire were; and if he will make a statement.
(307227)
754
N
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average age was of people convicted of (a) violence against the person, (b) sexual offences, (c) robbery, (d) burglary and (e) drug offences in each year since 1997.
(306376)
755
N
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many convicted foreign national prisoners were released from prison in England and Wales in each of the last five years.
(306682)
756
N
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many foreign national prisoners convicted of each offence have been released from prison since 1 January 2009.
(306683)
757
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what percentage of Parliamentary Questions tabled for written Answer by his Department on a named day in session 2008-09 received a substantive Answer on that day.
(307544)
758
Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when officials of his Department last met representatives of the authorities in Jersey to discuss the implementation of the (a) Food Supplements Directive and (b) Nutrition and Health Claims Regulation.
(307052)
759
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 8 December 2009, Official Report, columns 283-4W, on gender identity disorder: prisoners, if he will review the non-health aspects of the draft Prison Service Order on gender dysphoria; and what guidance is available to prisons and to prisoners on the treatment of prisoners with gender dysphoria.
(307618)
760
N
Mrs Eleanor Laing (Epping Forest): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what mode of transport Ministers and officials of his Department used to travel to each of the deliberative events on British values; and in what class these who travelled to such events by rail travelled.
(306702)
761
N
Mrs Eleanor Laing (Epping Forest): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether invited members of the public were remunerated for attendance at his Department's deliberative events on British values.
(306703)
762
N
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what his most recent estimate is of the level of underspend by probation areas in Wales in 2009-10.
(306503)
763
N
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what mechanism exists for probation trusts and probation areas in Wales to be reimbursed for the cost to them of (a) changes in the number of staff they employ and (b) redundancy payments in the period to April 2010.
(306504)
764
N
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how the additional £1.6 million funding awarded to the Probation Service in Wales in 2010-11 is to be allocated.
(306505)
765
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 8 December 2009, Official Report, columns 279-80W, on young offenders: foster care, what the reasons are for the time taken to complete the peer review process.
(307259)
766
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the (a) average and (b) highest non-consolidated performance-related payment was in cash terms for a senior civil servant in his Department in each of the last five years.
(307373)
767
N
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what consultation his Department conducted with (a) British Chambers of Commerce, (b) trades unions, (c) the Federation of Small Businesses, (d) the Confederation of British Industry and (e) other organisations with interests in industry, trade, or commerce prior to the decision to cancel the reciprocal agreement between the National Health Service and the Isle of Man with effect from 1 April 2010; and if he will make a statement.
(306506)
768
N
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent assessment he has made of the effects on (a) educational institutions and (b) businesses in the Isle of Man of the decision of the National Health Service to terminate its reciprocal agreement with effect from April 2010; and if he will make a statement.
(306507)
769
N
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many officials in his Department's Information Directorate were seconded to the Information Commissioner's Office in (a) 2007, (b) 2008 and (c) 2009.
(306648)
770
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much funding his Department has allocated for (a) year-end and (b) in-year bonuses for its staff in 2009-10.
(307027)
771
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) year end and (b) in-year bonuses were paid to officials in his Department in each of the last three years; and how much was paid in such bonuses in each such year.
(307091)
772
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) away days and (b) conferences that took place outside his Department's building attended by civil servants in his Department there have been since its inception; and what the cost was of each.
(307528)
773
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether a decision has been made on the future of the Dyfed Powys Probation Trust office in Brecon, Powys.
(307316)
774
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of Probation Service Staff in (a) England, (b) Wales and (c) Dyfed Powys undertake duties involving face-to-face contact with offenders; and what proportion of their working time is spent in such contact for such staff in each area.
(307317)
Questions to the Leader of the House
775
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): To ask the Leader of the House, how many and what percentage of Parliamentary Questions tabled for written Answer by her on a named day in session 2008-09 received a substantive Answer on that day.
(307552)
776
N
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Leader of the House, how much her Office spent on (a) cut flowers and (b) pot plants in 2008-09.
(306311)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
777
Adam Afriyie (Windsor): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, on what pay band his Department's Chief Information Officer (CIO) is employed; whether the CIO is employed on a fixed-term or permanent contract; and what the size is of the budget for which the CIO is responsible in the period 2009-10.
(307560)
778
N
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, with reference to the Answer of 12 November 2009, Official Report, columns 902-4W, on the Bloody Sunday Tribunal of Inquiry, under what budget headings the expenditure was incurred in each year.
(306638)
779
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many and what percentage of Parliamentary Questions tabled for written Answer by his Department on a named day in session 2008-09 received a substantive Answer on that day.
(307549)
780
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what his most recent assessment is of the security situation in Northern Ireland; and if he will make a statement.
(307343)
781
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much funding his Department has allocated for (a) year end and (b) in year bonuses for its staff in 2009-10.
(307023)
782
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many (a) year end and (b) in-year bonuses were paid to officials in his Department in each of the last three years; and how much was paid in such bonuses in each such year.
(307108)
783
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many (a) away days and (b) conferences that took place outside his Department's building attended by civil servants in his Department there have been since 2005; and what the cost was of each.
(307512)
Questions to the Minister for the Olympics
784
John Battle (Leeds West): To ask the Minister for the Olympics, if she will take steps to ensure that sporting venues in (a) Yorkshire and (b) Leeds benefit from expenditure incurred in hosting the London 2012 Olympics.
(307441)
785
N
Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Minister for the Olympics, how many programmes have been launched in each region as part of the Cultural Olympiad.
(307133)
786
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): To ask the Minister for the Olympics, how many and what percentage of Parliamentary Questions tabled for written Answer by her Department on a named day in session 2008-09 received a substantive Answer on that day.
(307530)
787
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Minister for the Olympics, how many (a) year-end and (b) in-year bonuses were paid to officials in the Government Olympic Executive in each of the last three years; and how much was paid in such bonuses in each such year.
(307100)
788
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Minister for the Olympics, what the energy (a) rating and (b) band of each building occupied by the her Office was in each year for which figures are available.
(307217)
789
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness): To ask the Minister for the Olympics, how many (a) away days and (b) conferences that took place outside her Office's buildings attended by civil servants in her Office there have been since 2005; and what the cost was of each.
(307466)
Questions to the Prime Minister
790
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Prime Minister, how many staff worked on the Operational Efficiency Programme; how many (a) meetings and (b) video conferences were held as part of the work of the programme; how much was spent on travel costs for the programme's advisers to attend meetings; and how much was spent on the programme.
(307370)
791
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Prime Minister, whether his planned consultation on Smarter Government will include proposals on access to data held on the monetary value of contracts let by or on behalf of the Government with private sector (a) consultants and (b) contractors.
(307372)
792
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Prime Minister, what arms-length bodies the Government plans to abolish, with reference to page 54 of Putting the Front Line First: Smarter Government, Cm 7753.
(307575)
793
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): To ask the Prime Minister, how many and what percentage of Parliamentary Questions tabled for written Answer by him on a named day in session 2008-09 received a substantive Answer on that day.
(307534)
794
N
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Prime Minister, which special advisers have been admitted to (a) the grounds and (b) the premises of Chequers on occasions when the Prime Minister (i) was and (ii) was not present in each year since 2006; what the dates of each such admission were; and on how many such occasions special advisers were admitted to Chequers and did not receive official hospitality.
(306882)
795
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness): To ask the Prime Minister, how many (a) away days and (b) conferences that took place outside his Office's buildings attended by civil servants in his Office there have been since 2005; and what the cost was of each.
(307470)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Scotland
796
Adam Afriyie (Windsor): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, on what pay band his Department's Chief Information Officer (CIO) is employed; whether the CIO is employed on a fixed-term or permanent contract; and what the size is of the budget for which the CIO is responsible in the period 2009-10.
(307559)
797
N
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many (a) laptop computers, (b) desktop computers and (c) memory sticks his Department has recorded as having been (i) lost and (ii) stolen (A) in total and (B) from its offices in Scotland in each of the last 10 years.
(306697)
798
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many and what percentage of Parliamentary Questions tabled for written Answer by his Department on a named day in session 2008-09 received a substantive Answer on that day.
(307545)
799
N
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how much his Department has budgeted for Christmas trees in 2009.
(306692)
800
N
Mr Angus MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if he will discuss with the Chancellor of the Exchequer the merits of reducing the rate of fuel duty levied in rural areas of Scotland.
(307123)
801
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how much funding his Department has allocated for (a) year-end and (b) in-year bonuses for its staff in 2009-10.
(307025)
802
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many (a) away days and (b) conferences that took place outside his Department's building attended by civil servants in his Department there have been since 2005; and what the cost was of each.
(307511)
Questions to the Solicitor General
803
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): To ask the Solicitor General, how many and what percentage of Parliamentary Questions tabled for written Answer by her on a named day in session 2008-09 received a substantive Answer on that day.
(307533)
804
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Solicitor General, what the energy (a) rating and (b) band of each building occupied by the Law Officers' Departments was in each year for which figures are available.
(307216)
805
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness): To ask the Solicitor General, how many (a) away days and (b) conferences that took place outside the Revenue and Customs Prosecutions Office's buildings attended by civil servants in the Revenue and Customs Prosecution Office there have been since 2005; and what the cost was of each.
(307449)
806
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness): To ask the Solicitor General, how many (a) away days and (b) conferences that took place outside the Law Officers' buildings attended by civil servants in the Law Officers' Department there have been since 2005; and what the cost was of each.
(307467)
Questions to the honourable Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission
807
N
Mrs Eleanor Laing (Epping Forest): To ask the honourable Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what recent estimate the Electoral Commission has made of the number of people registered to vote in (a) local, (b) European and (c) general elections.
(306317)
808
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness): To ask the honourable Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, how many (a) away days and (b) conferences that took place outside the Electoral Commission's buildings attended by civil servants in the the Electoral Commission there have been since 2005; and what the cost was of each.
(307469)
Questions to the Minister of State, Department for Transport
809
Adam Afriyie (Windsor): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, on what pay band his Department's Chief Information Officer (CIO) is employed; whether the CIO is employed on a fixed-term or permanent contract; and what the size is of the budget for which the CIO is responsible in the period 2009-10.
(307558)
810
N
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, how many miles UK and foreign-registered heavy goods vehicles over 3.5 tonnes travelled on UK (a) motorways and (b) trunk roads in the last 12 months for which figures are available.
(306643)
811
N
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, how many miles UK and foreign-registered heavy goods vehicles over 3.5 tonnes travelled on all UK roads in the last 12 months for which figures are available.
(306644)
812
N
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, if he will make it his policy to ensure that any planning application for a major transport matter will continue to be subject to the public inquiry system that has hitherto operated until such time as the relevant national planning statement has been agreed by Parliament.
(306875)
813
N
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, for each year from 1997 to date, how many operating licences for road hauliers have been extant; and how many vehicles were registered under such licences in each year.
(306959)
814
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what checks are in place to ensure that ferries servicing British ports do not sail with a dangerous load distribution.
(306961)
815
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, in what circumstances heavy goods vehicles registered outside the UK are permitted to enter the UK where the weight and axle arrangements are such that they would not be permitted for UK-registered vehicles.
(306963)
816
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what the cost was of the moveable concrete barrier on the M20, pursuant to Operation Stack, how many times it has been deployed; and what assessment he has made of its effectiveness.
(306964)
817
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, how many cars with tailpipe carbon emissions below 110g/km were sold in (a) 2008 and (b) 2009; and what information his Department holds for benchmarking purposes on the number of such cars sold in each EU member state in each such year.
(306965)
818
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what the annual movement of freight by road in billion tonne miles was in each year since 1997.
(306966)
819
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, how many (a) deaths and (b) major injuries were caused in 2008-09 by objects from unsecured freight vehicle loads falling off vehicles.
(306967)
820
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, if he will estimate the level of carbon emissions from (a) rail and (b) road haulage in each year since 1990 (i) per mile and (ii) in total.
(306968)
821
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, if he will estimate the amount of carbon emissions from rail haulage in each year since 1990 (a) per mile and (b) in total.
(306969)
822
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what the average level of carbon dioxide emitted per mile driven was for road traffic in the latest year for which figures are available; what information he holds for benchmarking purposes on such levels in each (a) EU and (b) G8 country in that year; and if he will make a statement.
(306970)
823
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what the average carbon emissions were per UK air passenger in each year since 1997.
(306972)
824
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, how many deaths there were in motor accidents in which a contributory factor was (a) consumption of illegal drugs, (b) consumption of alcohol and (c) tiredness of the driver during December in each year since 1997.
(306973)
825
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what carbon dioxide emissions from the transport sector were in each year since 2000, broken down by mode of transport; and what measures he has in place to reduce those emissions.
(306974)
826
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what percentage of biodiesel used in the UK was imported from the US in (a) 2007-08 and (b) 2008-09.
(306975)
827
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, how many short-haul flights landed at Heathrow airport in 2008, broken down by (a) internal and (b) near-Europe flights.
(306976)
828
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, how many cars have ceased to be licensed in each year since 1985.
(307033)
829
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what the percentage change in bus fares in (a) passenger transport executive areas, (b) other urban areas, (c) London and (d) other areas of England was from one year to the next in each year since 2007.
(307039)
830
John Battle (Leeds West): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, how many (a) low carbon road vehicles and (b) road vehicles were sold in the UK in each of the last five years.
(306946)
831
John Battle (Leeds West): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, how much his Department has spent on rail transport in West Yorkshire since 2005; and if he will make a statement.
(306997)
832
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what recent representations he has received on the local residents' discount scheme for the Dartford Crossing.
(306899)
833
N
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, how much his Department spent in Wales in each financial year since 1997; and what major projects in Wales received funding from his Department in each of those years.
(306630)
834
N
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, how many speed cameras were deployed in each local authority area in Wales in each year since 1997; and how much revenue there was from fines in each area in each such year.
(306631)
835
N
Mr Robert Goodwill (Scarborough & Whitby): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what guidance is issued to employees of his Department and its agencies on the use of work computers for personal tasks.
(306704)
836
N
Stephen Hammond (Wimbledon): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on traffic volume of the introduction of speed bumps in residential roads of less than 200 metres in length.
(306015)
837
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, how many and what percentage of Parliamentary Questions tabled for written Answer by his Department on a named day in session 2008-09 received a substantive Answer on that day.
(307529)
838
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what formula is used to allocate national concessionary bus fare grants to local authorities.
(307579)
839
Mr John Leech (Manchester, Withington): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, whether his Department is developing a strategy for improving access to transport for people with autism.
(307320)
840
N
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what percentage pay increase the Chief Executive of each of his Department's agencies received in 2009.
(306510)
841
N
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what the staff-in-post figure is for those grades of staff in relation to which the Public and Commercial Services Union is recognised in (a) the Highways Agency, (b) the Maritime and Coastguards Agency and (c) the Vehicle Certification Agency.
(306511)
842
N
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, whether his agreement is required before the Tyne and Wear Metro concession is awarded.
(306515)
843
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what criteria apply in the determination of planning applications for a third runway at Heathrow Airport.
(307141)
844
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, how much funding his Department has allocated for (a) year-end and (b) in-year bonuses for its staff in 2009-10.
(307029)
845
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, how many (a) year-end and (b) in-year bonuses were paid to officials in his Department in each of the last three years; and how much was paid in such bonuses in each such year.
(307102)
846
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, how many (a) away days and (b) conferences that took place outside the Office of Rail Regulations buildings attended by civil servants in that office there have been since 2005; and what the cost was of each.
(307453)
847
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, how many (a) away days and (b) conferences that took place outside his Department's building attended by civil servants in his Department there have been since 2005; and what the cost was of each.
(307514)
848
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 7 December 2009, Official Report, column 31W, on the Caparo Group, what the monetary value is of the contract his Department holds with AP Braking Limited.
(307647)
849
Jon Trickett (Hemsworth): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, which bus companies his Department subsidises in Yorkshire; and how much funding it provided to each such company in each of the last 10 years.
(307645)
850
N
Mr David Winnick (Walsall North): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 7 December 2009, Official Report, column 37W, on the M6: Walsall, whether the Chief Executive of the Highways Agency plans to visit the managed motorway works on the M6 within Walsall borough before Christmas 2009.
(306274)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Wales
851
Adam Afriyie (Windsor): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, on what pay band his Department's Chief Information Officer (CIO) is employed; whether the CIO is employed on a fixed-term or permanent contract; and what the size is of the budget for which the CIO is responsible in the period 2009-10.
(307556)
852
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many and what percentage of Parliamentary Questions tabled for written Answer by his Department on a named day in session 2008-09 received a substantive Answer on that day.
(307550)
853
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how much his Department has budgeted for Christmas trees in 2009.
(306690)
854
N
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many patients resident in England have received medical (a) treatment and (b) consultation in Wales in each year since 1997.
(306513)
855
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how much funding his Department has allocated for (a) year end and (b) in year bonuses for its staff in 2009-10.
(307022)
856
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many (a) year end and (b) in-year bonuses were paid to officials in his Department in each of the last three years; and how much was paid in such bonuses in each such year.
(307105)
857
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many (a) away days and (b) conferences that took place outside his Department's building attended by civil servants in his Department there have been since 2005; and what the cost was of each.
(307510)
Questions to the Minister for Women and Equality
858
John Battle (Leeds West): To ask the Minister for Women and Equality, what research the Equalities and Human Rights Commission has (a) conducted and (b) evaluated on equal pay in respect of (i) ethnic groups, (ii) disabled and able-bodied people and (iii) part-time and full-time employees in (A) Leeds and (B) England; and what level of difference in pay has been identified for each group in each location.
(307440)
859
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): To ask the Minister for Women and Equality, how many and what percentage of Parliamentary Questions tabled for written Answer by her on a named day in session 2008-09 received a substantive Answer on that day.
(307531)
860
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Minister for Women and Equality, how many (a) year-end and (b) in-year bonuses were paid to officials in the Government Equalities Office in each of the last three years; and how much was paid in such bonuses in each such year.
(307101)
861
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness): To ask the Minister for Women and Equality, how many (a) away days and (b) conferences that took place outside the Government Equalities Office's buildings attended by civil servants in the that Office there have been since its inception; and what the cost was of each.
(307468)
862
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness): To ask the Minister for Women and Equality, whether any (a) mobile telephones and (b) Blackberries have been provided to (i) Ministers and (ii) special advisers in the Government Equalities' Office since its establishment.
(307574)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
863
Adam Afriyie (Windsor): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, on what pay band her Department's Chief Information Officer (CIO) is employed; whether the CIO is employed on a fixed-term or permanent contract; and what the size is of the budget for which the CIO is responsible in the period 2009-10.
(307555)
864
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many compensation payments Jobcentre Plus have made through their Special Payment Scheme in (a) the UK, (b) Scotland, (c) the Highlands and (d) Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey in each of the last three years; and how much was paid out in each area in each of those years.
(307149)
865
John Battle (Leeds West): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much on average was received by an individual claimant of (a) incapacity benefit, (b) housing benefit and (c) income support weekly in the latest period for which figures are available.
(306925)
866
John Battle (Leeds West): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average time taken to process a claim for (a) jobseeker's allowance and (b) income support was in Leeds in each of the last 10 years.
(306930)
867
John Battle (Leeds West): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of (a) adults and (b) children were living in poverty in (i) England, (ii) the West Yorkshire region and (iii) Leeds West constituency in each year since 1997.
(306934)
868
John Battle (Leeds West): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she has taken to reduce unemployment in Leeds West constituency amongst young people since 2001; and if she will make a statement.
(306947)
869
John Battle (Leeds West): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she has taken to reduce levels of unemployment in Leeds West constituency amongst lone parents since 2001; and if she will make a statement.
(306951)
870
John Battle (Leeds West): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she has taken to reduce levels of unemployment in Leeds West constituency amongst disabled people since 2001; and if she will make a statement.
(306952)
871
John Battle (Leeds West): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she has taken to reduce levels of long-term unemployment in Leeds West constituency since 2001; and if she will make a statement.
(306953)
872
John Battle (Leeds West): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in the West Yorkshire area were claiming disability living allowance in each of the last five years.
(306998)
873
John Battle (Leeds West): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in the Leeds city area were claiming disability living allowance in each of the last five years.
(306999)
874
John Battle (Leeds West): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in Leeds West constituency were claiming disability living allowance in each of the last five years.
(307000)
875
John Battle (Leeds West): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what definitions of poverty are used in her Department; and if she will make a statement.
(307092)
876
Hugh Bayley (City of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in City of York Council area have moved off benefits and into work in the last 12 months.
(307619)
877
N
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) laptop computers, (b) desktop computers and (c) memory sticks her Department and its agencies have recorded as having been (i) lost and (ii) stolen from its offices in Scotland in each of the last 10 years.
(306695)
878
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number of paper files held in her Department and its agencies; what the annual cost to each of monitoring a paper filing system is; what consideration she has given to alternative filing arrangements; and whether any changes to present practices are planned.
(307037)
879
Jeff Ennis (Barnsley East & Mexborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many former miners have submitted claims for industrial injuries benefit for osteoarthritis of the knee to date; how many such claims have been (a) accepted and (b) rejected; and how many appeals against the rejection of a claim have been made.
(307553)
880
N
Mr Roger Gale (North Thanet): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will place in the Library before the Christmas adjournment a copy of the Government's response to the European Commission on EU infringement proceedings in respect of the non-payment of exportable disability living allowances and other exportable sickness benefits.
(306273)
881
N
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether all (a) existing and (b) future claimants of (i) attendance allowance and (ii) disability living allowance over the age of 65 years will have the option of continuing to be able to receive their benefits in cash via a direct payment from a future National Care Service.
(307200)
882
N
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether (a) existing and (b) future claimants of (i) attendance allowance and (ii) disability living allowance over the age of 65 years will need to agree care plans in order to access the equivalent level of support.
(307201)
883
N
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when her Department first determined that there would be no cash losers from the implementation of reforms proposed in the Green Paper, Shaping the future of care together; and if she will make a statement.
(307202)
884
N
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reasons Question (a) 300399 on definition of disability and (b) 300517 on expenditure on disability benefits, was not answered before 9 December 2009.
(307203)
885
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what percentage of Parliamentary Questions tabled for written Answer by her Department on a named day in session 2008-09 received a substantive Answer on that day.
(307546)
886
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the terms equivalent level of support and no cash losers used by her Department are regarded as synonymous for the purposes the proposals in the Government's Social Care Green Paper.
(307668)
887
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether people currently eligible for (a) attendance allowance and (b) disability living allowance would receive (i) an equivalent level of support, (ii) an equivalent cash payment and (iii) an equivalent cash payment in addition to any other funds received under the proposals in the Government's Social Care Green Paper.
(307669)
888
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the effect of the Government's policy of no cash losers on the reforms proposed in the Social Care Green paper.
(307670)
889
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether an assessment for a package of care under the proposals in the Government's Social Care Green Paper includes an assessment of the additional costs of being disabled which will be carried out in the same terms as those proposals in the White Paper which introduced each allowance.
(307671)
890
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether a person in receipt of (a) attendance allowance and (b) disability living allowance prior to the introduction of the proposals contained in the Government's Social Care Green Paper would continue to receive the full social care entitlement following the introduction of those proposals.
(307672)
891
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the cost to the public purse of implementing the Government's policy of no cash losers in respect of the Social Care Green Paper.
(307673)
892
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether an assessment for cash disbursement would take account of non-care services currently purchased out of funds made available through attendance allowance or diability living allowance under the proposals in the Government's Social Care Green Paper.
(307675)
893
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she plans to provide an equivalent level of support under the proposals in the Government's Social Care Green Paper to include those non-care services currently purchased out of funds made available through attendance allowance and disability living allowance.
(307676)
894
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what research her Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the relationship between the group of people who receive (i) attendance allowance and (ii) disability living allowance and groups of people who would receive support under the proposals in the Government's Social Care Green Paper.
(307677)
895
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many responses to her Department's Social Care Green Paper were (a) in favour of and (b) opposed to changes to (i) attendance allowance and (ii) disability living allowance.
(307678)
896
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number of people who would be eligible for (a) attendance allowance and (b) disability living allowance on existing criteria who would cease to receive assistance under each proposal set out in her Department's Green Paper on Social Care.
(307679)
897
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will publish the modelling her Department has (a) undertaken and (b) commissioned in relation to its consideration of the merits of (i) ending and (ii) changing the (A) attendance allowance and (B) disability living allowance scheme in the last five years.
(307680)
898
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much funding her Department has made available for providers on independent advice services on benefits in each year since 2004; and what steps she plans to take to ensure that disabled people have access to expert independent advice and assistance on all Government benefits and support.
(307681)
899
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she plans to place restrictions on the items or services on which people may spend funds from their (a) attendance allowance or disability living allowance and (b) other care entitlements.
(307682)
900
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions of 8 December 2009, Official Report, column 206, what plans the Government has to disburse attendance allowance and disability living allowance or a cash equivalent through local authorities.
(307683)
901
N
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much her Department has budgeted for Christmas trees in 2009.
(306691)
902
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what average time is taken for Atos Healthcare to deliver to the business user of the medical services contract a report following a work capability assessment; and if she will make a statement.
(307181)
903
N
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people have been claiming (a) an out of work benefit and (b) a combination of different out of work benefits continuously since 1997.
(306365)
904
N
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many reported crimes there were of each type in (a) her Department and (b) each of its agencies in each year since 1997.
(306366)
905
N
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what percentage of young people in each (a) region, (b) constituency and (c) local authority area are claiming out of work benefits.
(306373)
906
N
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much was paid in housing benefit on average to each recipient in each region in each of the last five years.
(306519)
907
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much has been allocated for (a) year-end and (b) in-year bonuses for (i) her Department's and (ii) its agencies' staff in 2009-10.
(307026)
908
N
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment the Health and Safety Executive has made of BP's contract to lease the Oikos terminal on Canvey Island; and if she will make a statement.
(306319)
909
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in Castle Point constituency had been claiming jobseeker's allowance for (a) less than six months, (b) between six and 12 months, (c) between 12 months and two years and (d) more than two years on the latest date for which information is available.
(307503)
910
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average length of time was for which a claimant resident in Castle Point constituency to be in receipt of jobseeker's allowance in each of the last (a) 12 months and (b) five years.
(307504)
911
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people aged between 16 and 24 years in (a) Essex and (b) Castle Point constituency were unemployed in (i) May 1997 and (ii) each of the last six months for which figures are available.
(307509)
912
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) away days and (b) conferences that took place outside her Department's building attended by civil servants in her Department there have been since 2005; and what the cost was of each.
(307513)
913
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, from what budgets funding for the proposed personal accounts will be drawn.
(307344)
914
N
Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will estimate the (a) gross and (b) net additional spend on the basic state pension if it were increased by the rate of increase in average earnings, the retail price index or 2.5 per cent., whichever was the highest, in each of the next five years.
(306375)
915
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of claimants of jobseeker's allowance were aged (a) under 21, (b) 22 to 25, (c) 26 to 30, (d) 31 to 35, (e) 36 to 40, (f) 41 to 45, (g) 46 to 50, (h) 51 to 55, (i) 56 to 60 and (j) over 60 years old in each month since January 2005; and if she will make a statement.
(307152)
916
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people living in (a) Herefordshire and (b) the UK receiving services from Jobcentre Plus were aged (i) under 21, (ii) 22 to 25, (iii) 26 to 30, (iv) 31 to 35, (v) 36 to 40, (vi) 41 to 45, (vii) 46 to 50, (viii) 51 to 55, (ix) 56 to 60 and (x) over 60 years old in each month since January 2005; and if she will make a statement.
(307153)
Questions to the Minister for the Cabinet Office
917
N
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people were registered to vote in each Parliamentary constituency in (a) 1997 and (b) the latest year for which figures are available, listed in descending order according to the difference between the two figures.
[Transferred] (306765)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families
918
John Battle (Leeds West): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what plans his Department has to extend the education maintenance allowance to age groups other than those currently eligible; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (307442)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Justice
919
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many UK-registered companies have been prosecuted in the UK for bribery and corruption in the last five years.
[Transferred] (307348)
Questions to the Solicitor General
920
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness): To ask the Solicitor General, how many (a) away days and (b) conferences that took place outside the Serious Fraud Office's (SFO) buildings attended by civil servants in the SFO there have been since 2005; and what the cost was of each.
[Transferred] (307448)
921
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness): To ask the Solicitor General, how many (a) away days and (b) conferences that took place outside the Crown Prosecution Service's (CPS) buildings attended by civil servants in the CPS there have been since 2005; and what the cost was of each.
[Transferred] (307461)

 
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