Part 2: Oral and Written Questions from
Friday 23 March 2012

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 Thursday 22 March 2012
(the 'Questions Book')

Part 2: Oral and Written Questions from
Friday 23 March 2012


For Written Questions for answer on the day of issue of this paper, see Part 1 of this paper and the Order Paper.

Questions in this paper are arranged in the following way: date for answer; Oral before Written under each date; date of tabling under each answering date; unstarred and transferred questions followed by answering departments in alphabetical order.


FRIDAY 23 MARCH 
Questions for Written Answer

Notices given on Thursday 15 March
1
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what plans he has to introduce civil penalties for those failing to respond to the request to complete an individual electoral registration form.
(101070)
2
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, whether he plans to consult on introducing civil penalties for those failing to respond to the request of an Electoral Registration Officer to register to vote.
(101071)
3
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what assessment he has made of the likely effect on levels of electoral fraud of his proposals to bring forward the annual canvass in autumn 2012.
(101072)
4
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what recent representations he has received on individual electoral registration.
(101080)
5
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what assessment he has made of the likely effect of his proposals on individual electoral registration on geographical variation in the completeness of the electoral register.
(101081)

Notices given on Tuesday 20 March
1
N
Stephen Barclay (North East Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many people were employed in interim posts by (a) his Department and (b) a Non-Ministerial Department or arm's length body controlled by his Department, through (i) Penna Consulting, (ii) Reed Personnel Services and (iii) Capita Resourcing Ltd (trading as Veredus) at the latest date for which figures are available; and how many such people (A) had been in post for over a year and (B) worked full-time at that date.
(101587)
2
N
Mr Bob Ainsworth (Coventry North East): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the Business Partnering for Police Project has been scrutinised by the Major Projects Authority; and if he will make a statement.
(101584)
3
N
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many (a) bullying and (b) sexual harassment complaints have been reported against (i) director-level employees or above and (ii) special advisers in his Department in each quarter since 1 January 2010.
(101714)
4
N
Nic Dakin (Scunthorpe): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what timetable he has set for the consultation on early implementation of Article 19 of the Consumer Rights Directive; and when he expects the Article to be transposed into legislation and come into force.
(101717)
5
N
Dr Julian Huppert (Cambridge): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the number of people resident in Cambridge constituency who will no longer pay income tax consequent on the proposed increase in the personal allowance (a) from April 2012 and (b) to £10,000 by April 2015.
(101664)
6
N
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the change in the level of defence spending will be over the Comprehensive Spending Review period.
(101716)
7
N
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he is taking as a result of Operation Ellamy, unilaterally and with allies, to improve refuelling and Istar capacity and resilience for international expeditionary operations.
(101713)
8
N
Mrs Madeleine Moon (Bridgend): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department has spent on work related to the STOVL design of aircraft in relation to the construction of the Queen Elizabeth class carriers; what estimate he has made of the cost of stopping development work on the (a) ramp and (b) other aspects of the design; and if he will make a statement.
(101758)
9
N
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many (a) bullying and (b) sexual harassment complaints have been made against (i) director-level employees or above and (ii) special advisers in his Department in each quarter since 1 January 2010.
(101715)
10
N
Stephen Barclay (North East Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many people were employed in interim posts by (a) his Department and (b) a Non-Ministerial Department or arm's length body controlled by his Department, through (i) Penna Consulting, (ii) Reed Personnel Services and (iii) Capita Resourcing Ltd (trading as Veredus) at the latest date for which figures are available; and how many such people (A) had been in post for over a year and (B) worked full-time.
(101581)
11
N
Gordon Banks (Ochil and South Perthshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what safeguards she has put in place to ensure that Regulation (EC) 41/2009 is implemented within the catering and manufacturing industries.
(101757)
12
N
Cathy Jamieson (Kilmarnock and Loudoun): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the extent of a consultation with the people of Western Sahara on the export of sand by Morocco from Western Sahara.
(101578)
13
N
Cathy Jamieson (Kilmarnock and Loudoun): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether any UK companies or ships export sand from Western Sahara.
(101579)
14
N
Cathy Jamieson (Kilmarnock and Loudoun): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will raise with the Moroccan government the need to consult the people of Western Sahara before exploiting and exporting any natural resources.
(101580)
15
N
Ian Lucas (Wrexham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the human rights situation in Bahrain.
(101755)
16
N
Ian Lucas (Wrexham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has made representations to the Bahraini government on the Formula One race scheduled to take place in that country.
(101756)
17
N
Mr Bob Ainsworth (Coventry North East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that operational control remains with chief police officers under the Business Partnering for Police Project.
(101582)
18
N
Mr Bob Ainsworth (Coventry North East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will place in the Library a copy of her Department's (a) analysis of the merits of and (b) business case for the Business Partnering for Police Project.
(101583)
19
N
Mr Bob Ainsworth (Coventry North East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she has made an assessment of the compatability of the public service ethos of the police with the involvement of profit-making private sector companies in core public policing activity through the Business Partnering for Police Project.
(101585)
20
N
Mr Bob Ainsworth (Coventry North East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether elected police and crime commissioners in the West Midlands and Surrey Police Force areas will have the ability to halt the proposals contained in the Business Partnering for Police Project.
(101586)
21
N
Stephen Barclay (North East Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people were employed in interim posts by (a) her Department and (b) a Non-Ministerial Department or arm's length body controlled by her Department through (i) Penna Consulting, (ii) Reed Personnel Services and (iii) Capita Resourcing Ltd (trading as Veredus) at the latest date for which figures are available; and how many such people (A) had been in post for over a year and (B) worked full-time at that date.
(101588)
22
N
Dr Julian Huppert (Cambridge): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of people who had been granted limited leave to remain for an initial five year period were then granted another period of leave to remain in the latest period for which figures are available; and what assessment she has made of the effect of limited leave to remain on the ability of individuals to apply for a job.
(101591)
23
N
Stephen Barclay (North East Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people were employed in interim posts by (a) his Department and (b) a Non-Ministerial Department or arm's length body controlled by his Department through (i) Penna Consulting, (ii) Reed Personnel Services and (iii) Capita Resourcing Ltd (trading as Veredus) at the latest date for which figures are available; and how many such people (A) had been in post for over a year and (B) worked full-time at that date.
(101589)
24
N
Stephen Barclay (North East Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people were employed in interim posts by (a) his Department and (b) a Non-Ministerial Department or arm's length body controlled by his Department through (i) Penna Consulting, (ii) Reed Personnel Services and (iii) Capita Resourcing Ltd (trading as Veredus) at the latest date for which figures are available; and how many such people (A) had been in post for over a year and (B) worked full-time at that date.
(101590)

Notices given on Wednesday 21 March
1
Jonathan Ashworth (Leicester South): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what the value of the construction sector is to the economy; how many people are employed in the industry; what proportion of the industry operates in each region; and what the industry spent on its supply chains in the UK in 2011.
(101973)
2
Jonathan Ashworth (Leicester South): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what the value of the aerospace sector is to the economy; how many people are employed in the industry; what proportion of the industry operates in each region; and what the industry spent on its supply chains in the UK in 2011.
(101974)
3
Jonathan Ashworth (Leicester South): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what the value of the textile sector in Leicester is to the economy; how many people are employed in the industry; what proportion of the industry operates in each region; and what the industry spent on its supply chains in the UK in 2011.
(101975)
4
Jonathan Ashworth (Leicester South): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what the value of the energy sector is to the economy; how many people are employed in the industry; what proportion of the industry operates in each region; and what the industry spent on its supply chains in the UK in 2011.
(101976)
5
Jonathan Ashworth (Leicester South): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what the value of the automotive sector is to the economy; how many people are employed in the industry; what proportion of the industry operates in each region; and what the industry spent on its supply chains in the UK in 2011.
(101977)
6
Jonathan Ashworth (Leicester South): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what the value of the pharmaceutical sector is to the economy; how many people are employed in the industry; what proportion of the industry operates in each region; and what the industry spent on its supply chains in the UK in 2011.
(101978)
7
Jonathan Ashworth (Leicester South): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what the value of the textile sector is to the economy; how many people are employed in the industry; what proportion of the industry operates in each region; and what the industry spent on its supply chains in the UK in 2011.
(101980)
8
Jonathan Ashworth (Leicester South): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps his Department is taking to support the aerospace industry and its domestic supply chain.
(101984)
9
Jonathan Ashworth (Leicester South): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps his Department is taking to support the construction industry and its domestic supply chain.
(101988)
10
Jonathan Ashworth (Leicester South): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what recent steps his Department has taken to support the rail manufacturing industry and its domestic supply chain.
(101989)
11
Jonathan Ashworth (Leicester South): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what recent steps his Department has taken to support the automotive industry and its domestic supply chain.
(101991)
12
Jonathan Ashworth (Leicester South): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will take steps to support the Leicester textile sector industry and its domestic supply chain.
(102013)
13
Jonathan Ashworth (Leicester South): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps his Department is taking to support the textile industry and its domestic supply chain.
(102014)
14
Chris Bryant (Rhondda): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many posted workers from the EU came to work in the UK under the Posted Worker Directive in 2011.
(102004)
15
Chris Bryant (Rhondda): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many posted workers from the EU are currently working in the UK under the Posted Worker Directive.
(102005)
16
Chris Bryant (Rhondda): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many posted workers the UK sent to other EU states to work under the Posted Worker Directive in 2011.
(102006)
17
Shabana Mahmood (Birmingham, Ladywood): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, whether his Department or the agencies reporting to his Department, collect data on non-completion rates in private higher education institutions of students who are eligible to receive student loan funding.
(101938)
18
Gareth Johnson (Dartford): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the average income of (a) full-time male, (b) full-time female, (c) part-time male and (d) part-time female workers in (i) Kent and (ii) Dartford constituency were in the last 12 months.
(101947)
19
Harriett Baldwin (West Worcestershire): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent estimate he has made of the (a) average number of weekly hours worked by recipients of working tax credits and (b) number of recipients who worked (i) 16 hours exactly, (ii) 17 to 20 hours, (iii) 21 to 24 hours, (iv) 24 to 30 hours, (v) 30 to 35 hours and (vi) over 35 hours in the latest period for which figures are available.
(101811)
20
Chris Bryant (Rhondda): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many members of staff at HM Revenue and Customs work on the enforcement of the national minimum wage.
(101941)
21
Zac Goldsmith (Richmond Park): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the outcomes were of his discussions with his G20 counterparts at the recent meeting of G20 finance ministers and central bank governors in Mexico on energy subsidy reform.
(101815)
22
Hilary Benn (Leeds Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 20 March 2012, Official Report, column 653W, on risk registers, if he will list only the risk registers compiled by officials in his Department.
(101823)
23
Zac Goldsmith (Richmond Park): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much under the New Homes Bonus has been received by (a) Richmond-upon-Thames and (b) Kingston-upon-Thames borough since its inception.
(101814)
24
Jonathan Ashworth (Leicester South): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport, what the value of the creative sector is to the economy; how many people are employed in the industry; what proportion of the industry operates in each region; and what the industry spent on its supply chains in the UK in 2011.
(101982)
25
Jonathan Ashworth (Leicester South): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to support the creative industries and their domestic supply chain.
(101986)
26
Jonathan Ashworth (Leicester South): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the value of the defence sector is to the economy; how many people are employed in the industry; what proportion of the industry operates in each region; and what the industry spent on its supply chains in the UK in 2011.
(101981)
27
Jonathan Ashworth (Leicester South): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to support the defence industry and its domestic supply chain.
(101985)
28
Katy Clark (North Ayrshire and Arran): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many pieces of Iraqi military equipment were destroyed using depleted uranium ammunition by coalition forces during the 2003 Iraq conflict; and how many of these (a) have been made inaccessible to civilians and (b) remain in urban areas.
(101970)
29
Mrs Madeleine Moon (Bridgend): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the number of military families posted overseas who do not receive a 50 per cent. discount in council tax as a result of leaving their UK home unoccupied; and if he will make a statement.
(101911)
30
Mrs Madeleine Moon (Bridgend): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what consideration he has given to applying the 50 per cent. discount in council tax to all military families posted overseas; and if he will make a statement.
(101913)
31
Mrs Madeleine Moon (Bridgend): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will publish the terms and conditions of the contract awarded to General Dynamics for the production of the Scout fighting vehicle; and if he will make a statement.
(101914)
32
Mrs Madeleine Moon (Bridgend): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the contract awarded to General Dynamics for the production of the Scout fighting vehicle is a cost-plus contract; and if he will make a statement.
(101915)
33
Mrs Madeleine Moon (Bridgend): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the likely effects of changes to Home-to-Duty allowance conditions on air cadet volunteers; and if he will make a statement.
(102011)
34
Mr Jim Murphy (East Renfrewshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for how much his Department sold the F35B variant jet to the US Marine Corps; and when the sale took place.
(101804)
35
Mr Jim Murphy (East Renfrewshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when his Department purchased the three F35B variant Joint Strike Fighter jets for testing; and how many will remain operational as part of the RAF fleet.
(101805)
36
Mr Jim Murphy (East Renfrewshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much the F35B fighter jet weighs with a full weapon load.
(101808)
37
Mr Jim Murphy (East Renfrewshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what weight of jet is able to take off from the French Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier.
(101816)
38
Mr Jim Murphy (East Renfrewshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much has been spent by his Department on examining the feasibility of the US Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System catapult and the US Advanced Arrestor Gear recovery system.
(101817)
39
Mr Jim Murphy (East Renfrewshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether UK service personnel have served in the US to gain experience of handling and flying catapult-assisted take-off barrier arrested recovery aircraft.
(101908)
40
Mr Jim Murphy (East Renfrewshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if the F-35B Joint Strike Fighter variant will be able to fire advanced medium range air-air missiles.
(101916)
41
Mr Jim Murphy (East Renfrewshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost to the public purse has been of sending individuals to the US to gain experience of handling and flying catapult-assisted take-off barrier arrested recovery aircraft.
(101917)
42
Mr Jim Murphy (East Renfrewshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what information his Department holds on the number and names of aircraft carriers operated by other nations that the (a) Hornet fast jets, (b) F35B and (c) Rafale fast jet is able to land and take off from with a full weapon load.
(101918)
43
Mr Jim Murphy (East Renfrewshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which fast jets operated by other nations will be able to land and take off from a Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carrier operating STOVL.
(101919)
44
Mr Jim Murphy (East Renfrewshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 5 September 2011, Official Report, column 86W, on Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft, how much has been spent on the Joint Strike Fighter in each cost category to date.
(101948)
45
Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, who attended the Joint Strike Fighter Executive Steering Board Meeting in Sydney on 15 March 2012; and what was discussed.
(101992)
46
Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people from other countries have completed flag officer sea training in each of the last five years; and from which countries they came.
(101993)
47
Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people from other countries have completed (a) the Principal Warfare Officers Course, (b) the International Joint Operational Planners Course and (c) international staff courses in each of the last five years; and from which countries they came.
(101994)
48
Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) service and (b) civil personnel were employed at UK munitions centres (i) Crombie, (ii) Beith and (iii) Glen Douglas in each of the last 10 years.
(101995)
49
Zac Goldsmith (Richmond Park): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will take steps to tackle childhood obesity by promoting healthy eating in academies and free schools.
(101812)
50
Zac Goldsmith (Richmond Park): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the effects on his policies of the 2012 university applications figures from the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service showing a reduction in applications for courses in European languages.
(101813)
51
Gareth Johnson (Dartford): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children were awarded A*-C grades in GCSE (a) mathematics and (b) English in (i) Kent and (ii) Dartford constituency in each of the last five years.
(101944)
52
Gareth Johnson (Dartford): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children were awarded A-C grades in A-level in (a) mathematics and (b) English in (i) Kent and (ii) Dartford constituency in each of the last five years.
(101945)
53
Ian Mearns (Gateshead): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many schools have applied for matched funding to purchase phonics material; and which providers they have indicated they will be purchasing from.
(101998)
54
Guy Opperman (Hexham): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many schools and pupils have benefited from the pupil premium in (a) the North East and (b) Hexham constituency.
(101922)
55
Guy Opperman (Hexham): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many families are benefiting from the extension of 15 hours of childcare to the poorest families in (a) the North East and (b) Hexham constituency.
(101923)
56
Jonathan Ashworth (Leicester South): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what steps his Department is taking to support the energy sector and its domestic supply chain.
(101990)
57
Caroline Flint (Don Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what his estimate is of the average cost of a 4 kilowatt solar installation in England excluding the purchase cost of the solar panels.
(102002)
58
Caroline Flint (Don Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what his estimate is of the annual income from the feed-in tariff required for a household with solar PV installed prior to 12 December 2011 in order to achieve a 15 per cent. return on their investment.
(102003)
59
Mrs Anne Main (St Albans): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, pursuant to the Answer of 13 March 2012, Official Report, column 159W, on climate change, if he will publish copies of the latest estimates made by the Met Office Hadley Centre of the change to global temperatures in each year since 1997.
(101920)
60
Katy Clark (North Ayrshire and Arran): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received on the suggestion from the Personal Envoy of the UN Secretary General, that the Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression, should visit the Territory and the Tindouf camps.
(101939)
61
Caroline Dinenage (Gosport): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking as part of the UK presidency of the UN Security Council to seek consensus for a resolution on humanitarian access and protection of civilians in Syria.
(101825)
62
Mr Matthew Offord (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment his Department has made of the Palestinian Authority's adherence to its road map commitment to end incitement against Israel.
(101940)
63
Guy Opperman (Hexham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what support he is giving to Christian communities in Lebanon and Syria.
(101921)
64
Ms Diane Abbott (Hackney North and Stoke Newington): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information he holds on the number of registered midwives who were not practising in (a) 2010, (b) 2011 and (c) the latest period for which figures are available in 2012; and if he will make a statement.
(101786)
65
Ms Diane Abbott (Hackney North and Stoke Newington): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the estimated expenditure was on community contraceptive services for women (a) aged under 20 years and (b) aged 20 years and over in (i) England and (ii) each primary care trust area in (A) 2010, (B) 2011 and (C) the latest period for which figures are available in 2012.
(101788)
66
Ms Diane Abbott (Hackney North and Stoke Newington): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of prisoners diagnosed with serious mental illnesses in (a) 2010, (b) 2011 and (c) the latest period for which figures are available in 2012; and if he will make a statement.
(101789)
67
Ms Diane Abbott (Hackney North and Stoke Newington): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many physical assaults on health visitors were recorded in (a) 2010, (b) 2011 and (c) the latest period for which figures are available in 2012.
(101790)
68
Ms Diane Abbott (Hackney North and Stoke Newington): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many thefts from NHS premises were recorded in (a) 2010, (b) 2011 and (c) the latest period for which figures are available in 2012.
(101791)
69
Ms Diane Abbott (Hackney North and Stoke Newington): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) children and (b) adults were admitted to hospital for a suspected eating disorder in (i) 2010, (ii) 2011 and (iii) the latest period for which figures are available in 2012.
(101792)
70
Ms Diane Abbott (Hackney North and Stoke Newington): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients spent a night in hospital but not in a (a) hospital bed and (b) ward in (i) 2010, (ii) 2011 and (iii) the latest period for which figures are available in 2012.
(101793)
71
Ms Diane Abbott (Hackney North and Stoke Newington): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the five most common causes of admission to hospital were for (a) children and (b) adults in (i) 2010, (ii) 2011 and (iii) the latest period for which figures are available in 2012.
(101794)
72
Ms Diane Abbott (Hackney North and Stoke Newington): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the number of stillbirths.
(101795)
73
Ms Diane Abbott (Hackney North and Stoke Newington): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many sexual assaults took place in NHS mental health facilities in (a) 2010, (b) 2011 and (c) the latest period for which figures are available in 2012.
(101796)
74
Ms Diane Abbott (Hackney North and Stoke Newington): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people were readmitted to hospital within three days of being discharged in (a) 2010, (b) 2011 and (c) the latest period for which figures are available in 2012, broken down by age.
(101826)
75
Ms Diane Abbott (Hackney North and Stoke Newington): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many older people were subject to delayed discharge from hospital as a result of malnutrition in (a) 2010, (b) 2011 and (c) the latest period for which figures are available in 2012.
(101827)
76
Ms Diane Abbott (Hackney North and Stoke Newington): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of NHS patients in England who are housebound.
(101828)
77
Jonathan Ashworth (Leicester South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to support the pharmaceutical industry and its domestic supply chain.
(101987)
78
Steve Baker (Wycombe): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he has powers to refuse the merger of NHS Foundation Trusts covering two adjacent counties.
(101907)
79
Richard Burden (Birmingham, Northfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the capacity of advocacy organisations to absorb the administrative costs associated with achieving the quality performance mark.
(101999)
80
Richard Burden (Birmingham, Northfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the extent to which the commissioning processes of local authorities for advocacy services for people with learning disabilities are Compact compliant (a) nationally and (b) in Birmingham.
(102000)
81
Richard Burden (Birmingham, Northfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his policy is on requiring local authorities to include the administrative cost of third sector advocacy organisations achieving the quality performance mark in assessments of full cost recovery required for Compact compliance purposes when commissioning.
(102001)
82
Gareth Johnson (Dartford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) doctors, (b) nurses, (c) midwives and (d) staff were employed at Darent Valley Hospital for each of the last five years.
(101946)
83
Shabana Mahmood (Birmingham, Ladywood): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with interested organisations on the effect of the provisions of the Higher Education Regulations (Basic Amount) (England) 2010 and the Higher Education Regulations (Higher Amount) (England) 2010 on the arrangements for tuition fee funding and the NHS Bursary scheme for medical degrees from academic year 2013-14; and if he will make a statement.
(101809)
84
Tessa Munt (Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the Answer of 6 June 2005, Official Report, column 439W, on ritalin, how many prescriptions of methylphenidate hydrochloride have been dispensed in England in each year since 2004; and whether the estimated proportion of such prescriptions dispensed to children remains around 90 per cent.
(101943)
85
Mr Virendra Sharma (Ealing, Southall): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he has any plans to reinstate a tuberculosis nurse within the prison health service.
(101806)
86
Mr Virendra Sharma (Ealing, Southall): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what consideration he gave to the need for (a) service co-location and (b) accountability when taking the decision that tuberculosis services should be commissioned at the local rather than the sub-national level under the provisions of the Health and Social Care Bill.
(101807)
87
Mr Virendra Sharma (Ealing, Southall): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to promote GP awareness of tuberculosis incidence and the importance of early detection.
(101829)
88
Mr Virendra Sharma (Ealing, Southall): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to maintain public awareness of tuberculosis in high-risk groups; and what consideration is given to the culturally-appropriateness of the information provided.
(101830)
89
Mr Virendra Sharma (Ealing, Southall): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how tuberculosis control is included in local health protection plans.
(101831)
90
Keith Vaz (Leicester East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of crime was drug related in the latest period for which figures are available.
(102012)
91
Michael Connarty (Linlithgow and East Falkirk): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what estimate his Department has made of the number of internally displaced people in Iraq since 2003.
(101801)
92
Michael Connarty (Linlithgow and East Falkirk): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assistance his Department is providing to reduce the number of internally displaced people in Iraq.
(101802)
93
Michael Connarty (Linlithgow and East Falkirk): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether his Department is taking steps to encourage Iraqi refugees who fled from their country to return.
(101803)
94
Michael Connarty (Linlithgow and East Falkirk): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what estimate his Department has made of the number of internally displaced people in Iraq in each year since 2003.
(101909)
95
Michael Connarty (Linlithgow and East Falkirk): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assistance his Department is providing to reduce the number of internally displaced people in Iraq.
(101910)
96
Michael Connarty (Linlithgow and East Falkirk): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department is taking to support Iraqi refugees who fled their country to return.
(101912)
97
Michael Connarty (Linlithgow and East Falkirk): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the (a) nationality and (b) gender was of each suspected victim of human trafficking referred to the Trafficking Victim Support Scheme operated by the Salvation Army in each month since January 2012 for which figures are available; in which region each of the suspected victims was found; and which agency referred each case to the scheme.
(101800)
98
Michael Connarty (Linlithgow and East Falkirk): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the (a) nationality and (b) gender was of each suspected victim of human trafficking referred to the Trafficking Victim Support Scheme operated by the Salvation Army in each month of 2012 to date; in which region each of the suspected victims was found; and which agency referred each case to the Scheme.
(101942)
99
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many court cases have been delayed in the last 12 months as a result of a failure by Applied Language Solutions to provide an interpreter.
(101934)
100
Philip Davies (Shipley): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the highest number was of previous convictions for social security benefit fraud for an individual convicted of an offence of social security benefit fraud without being sent to prison in each of the last three years; and how many offences they had committed at the point of sentence for the most recent offence.
(101787)
101
Charlie Elphicke (Dover): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the policy of the Legal Services Commission has been on whether its funding could be used to support travellers in relation to planning cases for (a) retrospective planning permission and (b) contesting planning enforcement notices in the last four years; and what the criteria were for qualifying for that funding.
(101797)
102
Kate Green (Stretford and Urmston): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the effect on court caseloads of the reduction in face-to-face advice and assistance from the Courts Service.
(101818)
103
Kate Green (Stretford and Urmston): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that litigants in person will continue to be able to access justice following the reduction in face-to-face advice and assistance from the Courts Service.
(101819)
104
Kate Green (Stretford and Urmston): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the effect of reducing access to face-to-face advice and assistance from the Courts Service on litigants in person; and whether this assessment took into account any increase in the number of litigants in person following the implementation of proposed reductions in legal aid.
(101820)
105
Mr Jim Murphy (East Renfrewshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate his Department has made of the cost of establishing an independent appeals process for decisions made by the newly appointed chief coroner.
(101983)
106
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to the Answer of 19 March 2012, Official Report, columns 443-4W, on Police Service of Northern Ireland, for what reason he does not disclose the dates of his and his Ministerial colleagues' meetings with the Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland.
(101996)
107
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to the Answer of 5 March 2012, Official Report, column 491W, on departmental responsibilities, for what reason he does not disclose the dates of his and his Ministerial colleagues' meetings with the Ministers in the Northern Ireland Executive.
(101997)
108
Mr Graham Allen (Nottingham North): To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to his Oral Answer of 21 March 2012, on what date he expects the full tender document to be issued for an early intervention foundation; and on what dates he expects a final decision on the winner of the tender process to be announced.
(102009)
109
Jonathan Ashworth (Leicester South): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the value of the rail manufacturing sector is to the economy; how many people are employed in the industry; what proportion of the industry operates in each region; and what the industry spent on its supply chains in the UK in 2011.
(101979)
110
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment she has made of the merits of ensuring all EU seafarers are brought in line with the provisions of Directive 96/71/EC.
(101798)
111
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions she has had with her EU counterparts on extension of Directive 96/71/EC to all seafarers operating within the EU.
(101799)
112
Mrs Anne Main (St Albans): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if she will estimate the change in income from rail fares that would arise from changing the cap on fare increases from retail prices index (RPI) plus three per cent. to RPI minus one per cent.
(101935)
113
Mrs Anne Main (St Albans): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if she will assess the financial effects on (a) the public purse, (b) train operating companies and (c) Network Rail of changing the cap on rail fare increases from retail prices index (RPI) plus three per cent. to RPI minus one per cent.
(101936)
114
Mrs Anne Main (St Albans): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether her Department has carried out a regulatory impact assessment on the proposal in its command paper Reforming the railways: putting the customer first to move responsibility for issues such as monitoring of passenger complaints handling processes to the Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) and explore the potential to give the ORR a role in relation to train operator performance; and if she will publish the conclusions of any such assessment.
(101937)
115
Guy Opperman (Hexham): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what (a) consideration she has given to and (b) plans she has drawn up for a Northumbia rail franchise.
(101924)
116
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how much was allocated to the Welsh Assembly in each of the last three years for which figures are available.
(101810)
117
Paul Murphy (Torfaen): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if she will have discussions with her Ministerial colleagues on the potential effects of introducing regional pay for public sector workers in Wales.
(101967)
118
Paul Murphy (Torfaen): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what assessment she has made of the effects in Gwent of closure of police stations.
(101968)
119
Paul Murphy (Torfaen): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what meetings she has had with the Welsh Government to discuss devolving responsibility for Remploy.
(101969)
120
Paul Murphy (Torfaen): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what recent meetings she has had with members of the Commission on devolution in Wales on the revised timetable for the report.
(102007)
121
Paul Murphy (Torfaen): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what recent meetings she has had with the Secretary of State for Health on the potential effects of the provisions of the Health and Social Care Bill on health bodies in Wales.
(102008)
122
Brandon Lewis (Great Yarmouth): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the (a) cost and (b) administrative burden of introducing auto-enrolment for the agency worker sector.
(101784)
123
Brandon Lewis (Great Yarmouth): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will assess the financial effect of the implementation of auto-enrolment on the agency worker sector.
(101785)
124
Mrs Anne McGuire (Stirling): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to work with disabled people and disability organisations to ensure that the Disability Strategy is co-produced and not only consulted on.
(101821)
125
Mrs Anne McGuire (Stirling): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department plans to take as part of the piloting of personal independence payments to monitor the effects on disabled people who become ineligible for support in respect of (a) care home use, (b) avoidable hospitalisation, (c) Motability vehicles, (d) receipt of other support including carer's allowance and (e) other matters; and what steps his Department plans to take to ensure the results of such monitoring are taken into account in the roll-out of personal independence payments.
(101822)
126
Mrs Anne McGuire (Stirling): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions his Department has had with (a) the Department for Communities and Local Government and (b) local authority representatives on estimating any increases in residential care costs which may arise from increased use of publicly-funded care homes as a result of reductions in the level of benefit paid to disabled people.
(101824)
127
Mrs Anne McGuire (Stirling): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment his Department has made of the number of disabled people who will lose motability vehicles under personal independence payment rollout plans.
(101971)
128
Shabana Mahmood (Birmingham, Ladywood): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the level of take-up has been of the (a) New Enterprise Allowance and (b) New Enterprise Allowance Loan in Birmingham, Ladywood constituency since its introduction.
(101832)
129
Shabana Mahmood (Birmingham, Ladywood): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of those aged 18 to 24 have received benefit sanctions as a result of their non-participation in the mandatory work experience programme in Birmingham, Ladywood constituency.
(102010)

MONDAY 26 MARCH 

Questions for Oral Answer

Oral Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence

*1
Bob Blackman (Harrow East): What plans he has to co-operate with the authorities in the United Arab Emirates on defence issues.
(101596)
*2
Gregg McClymont (Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East): What recent steps he has taken to strengthen the Military Covenant.
(101597)
*3
Mrs Helen Grant (Maidstone and The Weald): How much he plans to invest in improving the welfare of families of service personnel in the next year.
(101598)
*4
Mr Marcus Jones (Nuneaton): What recent progress his Department has made on co-operation with the government of France on defence equipment; and if he will make a statement.
(101599)
*5
Graham Jones (Hyndburn): What steps he is taking to increase sales of the Eurofighter Typhoon abroad.
(101600)
*6
Iain McKenzie (Inverclyde): What recent progress he has made on the carrier programme; and if he will make a statement.
(101601)
*7
Kate Green (Stretford and Urmston): What steps his Department is taking to improve service accommodation; and if he will make a statement.
(101602)
*8
Sandra Osborne (Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock): What steps his Department is taking to improve service accommodation; and if he will make a statement.
(101603)
*9
Robert Halfon (Harlow): What recent assessment he has made of the security situation in the Middle East; and if he will make a statement.
(101604)
*10
Sajid Javid (Bromsgrove): What recent assessment he has made of the level of morale in the armed forces.
(101605)
*11
Bill Esterson (Sefton Central): What recent discussions he has had with his NATO counterparts on defence policy on Iran.
(101606)
*12
Dan Byles (North Warwickshire): What recent assessment he has made of the level of morale in the armed forces.
(101607)
*13
Susan Elan Jones (Clwyd South): What recent progress his Department has made on implementation of the provisions of the Armed Forces Act 2011.
(101608)
*14
Stephen Lloyd (Eastbourne): What assessment he has made of the efficacy of the Armed Forces Community Covenant Scheme; and if he will make a statement.
(101609)
*15
Mr Ben Wallace (Wyre and Preston North): What plans he has to co-operate with the authorities in the United Arab Emirates on defence issues.
(101610)
*16
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield): What steps he is taking to ensure that military personnel deployed in combat zones have sufficient training and experience.
(101611)
*17
Sir Bob Russell (Colchester): What discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for the Home Department on the recent transfer of criminal investigations from his Department's Police Criminal Investigations Department to the Home Department; and if he will make a statement.
(101612)
*18
Amber Rudd (Hastings and Rye): What role UK troops will play in Afghanistan after 2014; and if he will make a statement.
(101613)
*19
Simon Hughes (Bermondsey and Old Southwark): What steps his Department is taking to support conflict prevention; and if he will make a statement.
(101614)
*20
Lindsay Roy (Glenrothes): What progress he has made on plans for the withdrawal of UK armed forces from Afghanistan; and if he will make a statement.
(101615)
*21
Lyn Brown (West Ham): What steps his Department is taking to support the children of service personnel.
(101616)
*22
Karl McCartney (Lincoln): What role UK troops will play in Afghanistan after 2014; and if he will make a statement.
(101617)
*23
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East): When he expects the study on alternatives to Trident to be completed.
(101618)
*24
Natascha Engel (North East Derbyshire): What steps his Department is taking to improve service accommodation; and if he will make a statement.
(101619)
*25
Luciana Berger (Liverpool, Wavertree): What recent discussions he has had with his NATO counterparts on defence policy on Syria.
(101620)

At 3.15 pm

Topical Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence

The Members listed below have been selected by ballot to ask a Topical Question.

*1
Mark Tami (Alyn and Deeside): If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
(101621)
*2
Gavin Shuker (Luton South):
(101622)
*3
Alex Cunningham (Stockton North):
(101623)
*4
Graeme Morrice (Livingston):
(101624)
*5
Guy Opperman (Hexham):
(101625)
*7
Anna Soubry (Broxtowe):
(101627)
*9
Karen Lumley (Redditch):
(101629)
*10
Andrew Selous (South West Bedfordshire):
(101630)

Questions for Written Answer

Notices given on Tuesday 13 March
1
N
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent examination he has made of the comparative cost of (a) fitting catapults and arrestor gear to one of the future carriers and (b) acquiring instead short take-off and vertical landing aircraft for use on either of the carriers; whether both carriers would be used in the fixed-wing strike aircraft role if VSTOL aircraft were acquired for the Fleet Air Arm; what assessment he has made of the potential effects this would have on the availability of a continuous fixed-wing carrier-strike capability; and if he will make a statement.
(100397)

Notices given on Wednesday 14 March
1
N
Mike Weatherley (Hove): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether his Department has a role in intellectual property policy development.
(100683)
2
N
Mike Weatherley (Hove): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport, whether his Department has a role in intellectual property policy development.
(100685)
3
N
Mike Weatherley (Hove): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether his Department has a role in intellectual property policy development.
(100684)
4
N
Mike Weatherley (Hove): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether his Department has a role in intellectual property policy development.
(100686)
5
N
Mike Weatherley (Hove): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, whether her Department has a role in intellectual property policy development.
(100687)

Notices given on Thursday 15 March
1
N
Alun Michael (Cardiff South and Penarth): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport, if his Department will provide financial assistance for the cost of femtocells to individuals in those areas identified in Appendix C of the Mobile Infrastructure Project where the project fails to improve 2G and 3G coverage.
(101074)
2
N
Alun Michael (Cardiff South and Penarth): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many decisions have been made by his Department to end disability living allowance in respect of children in (a) each of the last five years and (b) 2012 to date; and in what proportion of such cases an appeal was made in respect of the decision in each such year.
(101075)

Notices given on Friday 16 March
1
N
Alun Cairns (Vale of Glamorgan): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how much his Department has made available to businesses through each of the business support schemes operated by his Department and its agencies.
(101245)

Notices given on Monday 19 March
1
N
Chi Onwurah (Newcastle Upon Tyne Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what UKTI trade delegations have travelled to (a) Nigeria and (b) West Africa since May 2010; and how many firms took part from (i) Newcastle, (ii) the North East and (c) in total in each case.
(101548)
2
N
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he plans to take to improve the educational attainment of children with Tourette's syndrome; and if he will make a statement.
(101382)
3
N
Roger Williams (Brecon and Radnorshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether any UK companies or ships are involved in exporting phosphates from occupied Western Sahara.
(101536)
4
N
Roger Williams (Brecon and Radnorshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will raise with his Moroccan counterpart the attack of 24 February 2012 by Moroccan police on Saharawi attending a reception in El Aaiun for participants in the UN-sponsored family exchange programme.
(101537)
5
N
Mr David Crausby (Bolton North East): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much funding per head of population he plans to allocate to the Bolton Clinical Commissioning Group.
(101508)
6
N
Graham Jones (Hyndburn): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many itinerant collectors were operating in the UK in the last three years; how many of of these (a) were registered under the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 1964 (SMDA), (b) had record keeping exemptions under section 3.1 of the SMDA and (c) had applied for and maintained a waste carrier's licence in that period; and how many inspections of itinerants' records maintained either under section 2 or section 3 of the SMDA have been carried out by the relevant authorities in the last three years.
(101385)
8
N
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much was spent on translation and interpretation at (a) Peterborough Crown Court and (b) Peterborough Magistrates' Court in each year since 2004; and if he will make a statement.
(101384)
9
N
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what action she is taking to ensure that railway stations have adequate car parking capacity to encourage more long distance commuters.
(101509)

Notices given on Tuesday 20 March
1
N
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what policies she is pursuing to reduce the incidence of uninsured vehicles on the road in (a) Cambridgeshire and (b) England and Wales; and if she will make a statement.
(101383)
2
N
Debbie Abrahams (Oldham East and Saddleworth): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many UK exporters have received assistance through the Export Enterprise Finance Guarantee since it was established.
(101760)
3
N
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will make an assessment before the end of 2012 of whether any permanent change to Sunday trading hours should be made following the Olympic trial of relaxed Sunday trading hours; and if he will make a statement.
(101730)
4
N
Roger Williams (Brecon and Radnorshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what his policy is on implementation of the recommendations of the Square Kilometre Array Site Advisory Committee; and if he will make a statement.
(101678)
6
N
Debbie Abrahams (Oldham East and Saddleworth): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of households in each region which will no longer be entitled to tax credits following the introduction of changes to those credits from April 2012.
(101762)
7
N
Debbie Abrahams (Oldham East and Saddleworth): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many first time buyers in each local authority area have benefited from the zero rate of stamp duty land tax on house purchases below £250,000 since 2010.
(101763)
8
N
Susan Elan Jones (Clwyd South): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many recipients of working tax credits in Clwyd South constituency work between 16 and 24 hours a week.
(101592)
9
N
Stephen McPartland (Stevenage): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the potential revenue to the Exchequer arising from applying capital gains tax to non-resident UK citizens.
(101774)
10
N
Helen Jones (Warrington North): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of likely changes to the number of pensioners who will take up council tax benefit if localisation of the benefit is introduced.
(101764)
11
N
Helen Jones (Warrington North): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the effect on lone parents with (a) one child and (b) two children in receipt of working tax credit of (i) a 16 per cent. reduction in council tax benefit awards and (ii) an increase in the taper to 25 per cent.
(101770)
12
N
Dan Jarvis (Barnsley Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport, what plans he has to increase the number of working class families engaging with the arts.
(101719)
13
N
Dan Jarvis (Barnsley Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport, what assistance his Department is offering to local authorities on impact assessments of their festivals and cultural event programmes throughout the Comprehensive Spending Review.
(101720)
14
N
Mr Jim Murphy (East Renfrewshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the total cost is of the relocation of Waterbeach Barracks to Kinloss.
(101721)
15
N
Mr Jim Murphy (East Renfrewshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for what reasons the relocation of Waterbeach Barracks to Kinloss was brought forward.
(101722)
16
N
Mr Jim Murphy (East Renfrewshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much it cost to install the Defence Information Infrastructure system at Waterbeach Barracks.
(101724)
17
N
John Glen (Salisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the (a) number of assessment criteria, (b) frequency of evaluation and (c) volume of accompanying evidence required is in respect of the (i) financial management and governance evaluation and (ii) former financial management standard in schools.
(101670)
18
N
John Glen (Salisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the cost to academies of completing a financial management and governance evaluation.
(101671)
19
N
John Glen (Salisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the cost to the Young Person's Learning Agency of collecting and collating financial management and governance evaluations from academies.
(101672)
20
N
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when (a) she and (b) her Ministers last met representatives of the National Farmers Union; and what was discussed.
(101727)
21
N
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the interpretation by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency of the Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products Directive in respect of products used as either food supplements or medicines exempt from the need for a medicinal products licence; and if he will make a statement.
(101668)
22
N
Mr David Hanson (Delyn): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she expects to publish secondary legislation on elections for the posts of police and crime commissioner.
(101669)
23
N
Simon Hughes (Bermondsey and Old Southwark): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to consult on the removal of gender markers from passports.
(101673)
24
N
Mr Dominic Raab (Esher and Walton): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the UK has fully enacted the provisions of EU Council Framework Decision 2004/757/JHA; and what assessment her Department has made of its effectiveness in combating illicit drug trafficking.
(101723)
27
N
Mr Dominic Raab (Esher and Walton): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to Article 5 of EU Council Decision 2004/919/EC, what the UK contact point is for tackling cross-border vehicle crime; and on how many occasions it has exchanged information with the contact points of other EU member states on methods and best practices of preventing vehicle crime in each year since 2005.
(101728)
28
N
Mr Dominic Raab (Esher and Walton): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to Article 3 of EU Council Common Position 2005/69/JHA, with how many EU member states the UK exchanges present and future passport data.
(101729)
29
N
Helen Goodman (Bishop Auckland): To ask the Prime Minister, what the role was of each official who reported to Mr Steve Hilton during his employment at 10 Downing Street.
(101766)
30
N
Helen Goodman (Bishop Auckland): To ask the Prime Minister, whether Mr Steve Hilton had access to papers on (a) policy in the forthcoming Communications Green Paper and (b) policy on the internet during his employment at 10 Downing Street.
(101767)
31
N
Helen Goodman (Bishop Auckland): To ask the Prime Minister, whether Mr Steve Hilton attended meetings on (a) policy in the forthcoming Communications Green Paper and (b) policy on the internet during his employment at 10 Downing Street.
(101768)
32
N
Helen Goodman (Bishop Auckland): To ask the Prime Minister, whether Mr Steve Hilton made any declaration of conflicts of interest under paragraph 15B of the model contract for special advisers.
(101769)
33
N
Ann McKechin (Glasgow North): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, whether he has had any discussions with the Money Advice Service on the tendering process to be instituted by it in autumn 2012 for the provision of a new face-to-face service starting in autumn 2013.
(101665)
34
N
Ann McKechin (Glasgow North): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, whether he has had any discussions with (a) the Scottish Government, (b) the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities and (c) Citizens Advice Scotland on the tendering process to be instituted by the Money Advice Service in autumn 2012 for the provision of a new face-to-face service starting in autumn 2013.
(101666)
35
N
Mr Angus Brendan MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what long-term plans are in place for emergency towing vessel cover in Scottish waters after 24 March 2012.
(101667)
36
N
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment she has made of the possibility of increased congestion and delays at British airports before, during and immediately after the London 2012 Olympics; and if she will make a statement.
(101775)
37
N
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment she has made of the effects of levels of pollution and fuel use of stacking at UK airports; what steps she plans to take to reduce stacking; and if she will make a statement.
(101776)
38
N
Helen Jones (Warrington North): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many households with persons under the age of 65 years in receipt of council tax benefit in each local authority area contain (a) at least one disabled person and (b) at least one adult with caring responsibilities.
(101765)
39
N
Dan Rogerson (North Cornwall): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what benefits a higher education student intercalating as a result of illness is eligible to receive until they return to their course of study.
(101759)
40
N
Stephen Timms (East Ham): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what procedures the provider assurance team follows during its reviews of contracted providers on the mandatory work activity scheme.
(101674)
41
N
Stephen Timms (East Ham): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the reasons are for the time taken in making the decisions involved in the site selection aspect of the integrated assurance and approvals plan for universal credit; and when he expects to make those decisions.
(101675)
42
N
Stephen Timms (East Ham): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for how long the Aberdeen Chapel Jobcentre Plus has only been open to new claims.
(101676)
43
N
Stephen Timms (East Ham): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will publish a list of the size of live jobseeker's allowance registers at each individual Jobcentre Plus; and what the number of referrals to the Work Programme is from each Jobcentre Plus as a proportion of each centre's register.
(101677)
44
N
Stephen Timms (East Ham): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 15 March 2012, Official Report, column 351W, on universal credit, if he will set a date for an announcement on the impact of TUPE and staff transfers on universal credit implementation.
(101718)

Notices given on Wednesday 21 March
1
N
Mr Dominic Raab (Esher and Walton): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the likely benefits derived from the EU exchanging classified information with Bosnia and Herzegovina under the terms of EU Council Decision 2004/731/EC.
[Transferred] (101725)
2
N
Mr Dominic Raab (Esher and Walton): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the likely benefits derived from the EU exchanging classified information with Norway under the terms of EU Council Decision 2004/843/CFSP.
[Transferred] (101726)
3
N
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what policies she is pursuing to reduce the incidence of uninsured vehicles on the road in (a) Cambridgeshire and (b) England and Wales; and if she will make a statement.
[Transferred] (101383)
4
N
Debbie Abrahams (Oldham East and Saddleworth): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the (a) median and (b) mean income was of households with (i) no children, (ii) one child, (iii) two children, (iv) three children, (v) four children, (vi) five children and (vii) more than five children on the latest date for which information is available.
[Transferred] (101761)
5
N
Dan Jarvis (Barnsley Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what definition his Department uses for small and medium-sized enterprise; and what assessment he has made of the usefulness of the term in categorising businesses.
(101858)
6
N
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many (a) men and (b) women aged over 24 years were studying for qualifications at Level 3 and Level 4 or above in England in the latest period for which figures are available; and in which curriculum areas they were studying.
(101951)
7
N
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many (a) men and (b) women aged over 24 years were enrolled for study at Level 3 or above at each incorporated college of further education in England in the latest period for which figures are available.
(101952)
8
N
Jessica Morden (Newport East): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what recent comparison he has made of the cost of electricity to intensive-energy industries in the UK and (a) France and (b) Germany; and if he will publish his findings.
(101853)
9
N
Chi Onwurah (Newcastle Upon Tyne Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 12 March 2012, Official Report, column 96W, on Office for Life Sciences, for what reason the Office for Life Sciences is undergoing a restructure; if he will place a copy of the business case developed to support the restructure in the Library; and when he expects the restructure to be completed.
(102020)
10
N
Roger Williams (Brecon and Radnorshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will put in the public domain the location recommended by the independent Square Kilometre Array Site Advisory Committee; and if he will make a statement.
(101956)
11
N
Roger Williams (Brecon and Radnorshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, whether the independent Square Kilometre Site Advisory Committee has completed its evaluation of the cost and infra-structure implications of the African and Australian and New Zealand bids to host the Square Kilometre Array telescope; and if he will make a statement.
(101957)
12
N
Roger Williams (Brecon and Radnorshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, whether the independent Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Advisory Committee has submitted its recommendations regarding the location of the SKA; and if he will make a statement.
(101958)
13
N
Chi Onwurah (Newcastle Upon Tyne Central): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether he has estimated the prevalence of cybercrime to inform his cybercrime strategy; and if so, how.
(102015)
14
N
Tom Greatrex (Rutherglen and Hamilton West): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has any plans to close HM Revenue and Customs offices in Scotland.
(102021)
15
N
Andrew Griffiths (Burton): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many road hauliers have had their licences withdrawn as a result of successful HM Revenue and Customs action to tackle alcohol duty fraud in each of the last five years.
(101959)
16
N
Andrew Griffiths (Burton): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to encourage EU member states to implement the non-mandatory counter-fraud functionalities within the Excise Movement and Control System to combat alcohol duty fraud.
(101961)
17
N
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much additional funding will be provided from the Growing Places Fund as part of the funding announced in the 2012 Budget broken down by local enterprise partnerships excluding the £70 million allocated for the Greater London Authority.
(101953)
18
N
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, to which financial year he has allocated the increase in the Growing Places Fund which was announced in his Budget Statement of 21 March 2012.
(101954)
19
N
Jessica Morden (Newport East): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many higher rate taxpayers there were in (a) Newport East constituency and (b) Wales in the last year for which figures are available.
(102029)
20
N
Jessica Morden (Newport East): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many individuals earnt over £1 million in (a) Newport East constituency and (b) Wales in the last year for which figures are available.
(102030)
21
N
Chi Onwurah (Newcastle Upon Tyne Central): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the UK centre for aerodynamics announced in the Budget Statement will be a Catapult Centre; whether it will receive funding from (a) the Catapult scheme and (b) the Technology Strategy Board; and what estimate he has made of the level of private sector funding that will be leveraged from the public investment.
(102016)
22
N
Chi Onwurah (Newcastle Upon Tyne Central): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the financial statement of 21 March 2012, if he will publish a breakdown of where and when funding for new university research facilities will be spent; how much of the funding announced is from the public purse; and what plans he has to use the funding to leverage further private sector funding.
(102017)
23
N
Sir Bob Russell (Colchester): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of people in Colchester constituency who pay the additional rate of income tax.
(102023)
24
N
Debbie Abrahams (Oldham East and Saddleworth): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which policies in his Department's (a) Equality Strategy and (b) Social Mobility Strategy he expects to help reduce Black unemployment; and how he plans to measure the effectiveness of each policy.
(101848)
25
N
Debbie Abrahams (Oldham East and Saddleworth): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department plans to take to evaluate the implementation of the measures contained in its document Creating the Conditions for Integration.
(101850)
26
N
Debbie Abrahams (Oldham East and Saddleworth): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how his Department plans to evaluate the success of (a) the Big Lunch and (b) community music days in facilitating integration.
(101851)
27
N
Stephen Barclay (North East Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many people were employed in interim posts by (a) his Department and (b) a non-ministerial department or arm's length body controlled by the Department through (i) Penna Consulting, (ii) Reed Personnel Services and (iii) Capita Resourcing Ltd (trading as Veredus) at the latest date for which figures are available; and how many such people (A) had been in post for over a year and (B) worked full-time at that date.
(101841)
28
N
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many retro spective planning applications were received in each of the last five years in Bournemouth; and of these, how many were granted in each year.
(101949)
29
N
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, over what timescale the additional funding for the Growing Places Fund announced in his Budget Statement of 21 March 2012 will be delivered to local enterprise partnerships.
(101950)
30
N
Dame Joan Ruddock (Lewisham, Deptford): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to the increase of the maximum discount cap for tenants with the right to buy or preserved right to buy, what estimate has been made of the number of cases where this will have the effect of increasing the quantum of the discount claimed by purchases within the Greater London Authority area in the first 12 months of operation.
(101955)
31
N
Adam Afriyie (Windsor): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport, if he will consider applying the video game age classification system to mobile applications and online games.
(102027)
32
N
Adam Afriyie (Windsor): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport, what plans he has to review the system for video game classification.
(102028)
33
N
Dan Jarvis (Barnsley Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport, what assistance his Department is offering local authorities to conduct impact assessments of festivals and cultural event programmes throughout the Comprehensive Spending Review period.
(101847)
34
N
Dan Jarvis (Barnsley Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to support cross-regional tourist strategies.
(101855)
35
N
Dan Jarvis (Barnsley Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport, what assessment his Department has made of the contribution of the arts to reducing (a) racism, (b) homophobia, (c) disability hate crime and (d) anti-social behaviour; and what projects are planned to increase the arts' involvement in the prevention of these crimes.
(101856)
36
N
Stephen Barclay (North East Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many supply and re-supply operations there have been to Afghanistan since (a) operations began and (b) January 2011; and what the cost of those operations was in each period.
(101836)
37
N
Stephen Barclay (North East Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many soldiers have been (a) killed and (b) injured during supply and re-supply operations in Afghanistan since (i) operations began and (ii) January 2011.
(101837)
38
N
Mr Jim Murphy (East Renfrewshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) pilots, (b) service personnel and (c) civilian personnel have been trained to operate the catapult and arrestor gear as part of the conversion of the Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier announced in the Strategic Defence and Security Review.
(101842)
39
N
Mr Jim Murphy (East Renfrewshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many RAF pilots have learnt foreign languages as part of the carrier programme.
(101843)
40
N
Mr Jim Murphy (East Renfrewshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the payload is of the (a) F35B and (b) F35C aircraft.
(101844)
41
N
Mr Jim Murphy (East Renfrewshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department has spent on training individuals to handle and fly CATOBAR aircraft.
(101845)
42
N
Mr Jim Murphy (East Renfrewshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with which other nations' aircraft carriers the F35B fighter jet would be interoperable with a full weapon load.
(101846)
43
N
Adam Afriyie (Windsor): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to encourage teaching through educational video games.
(102026)
44
N
Stephen Barclay (North East Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many people were employed in interim posts by (a) his Department and (b) a non-ministerial department or arm's length body controlled by the Department through (i) Penna Consulting, (ii) Reed Personnel Services and (iii) Capita Resourcing Ltd (trading as Veredus) at the latest date for which figures are available; and how many such people (A) had been in post for over a year and (B) worked full-time at that date.
(101840)
45
N
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what parameters will be set against which parents and pupils may judge whether school toilets and washing facilities meet a suitable standard as proposed in the School Premises Regulations.
(101833)
46
N
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will make standards for school toilets and washing facilities equivalent to those for facilities in the workplace by incorporating requirements from the Workplace Regulations into the new School Premises Regulations.
(101834)
47
N
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment has been made of the standard of school toilet facilities; and whether an assessment has been made of any relationship to the incidence of continence problems in young people.
(101835)
48
N
Shabana Mahmood (Birmingham, Ladywood): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of (a) demand for and (b) supply of school places in Birmingham in the next five years.
(101849)
49
N
Dan Rogerson (North Cornwall): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many (a) academies and (b) free schools are adhering to his Department's regulations on school food standards.
(102022)
50
N
Stephen Twigg (Liverpool, West Derby): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment criteria will be issued to primary schools for Key Stage 2 English writing assessments.
(101854)
51
N
Dan Jarvis (Barnsley Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how much the Government spent on research and development into clean coal technology in (a) 2010-11 and (b) 2011-12; and what projection he has made of spend in each of the next three years.
(101857)
52
N
Kerry McCarthy (Bristol East): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the outcome was of her Department's review of the implementation of the EU Habitats and Wild Birds Directives in England.
(101972)
53
N
Ms Diane Abbott (Hackney North and Stoke Newington): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he plans to put further restrictions on the advertisement of alcohol.
(101838)
54
N
Ms Diane Abbott (Hackney North and Stoke Newington): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to reduce alcohol consumption by 11 to 15 year olds who drink regularly.
(101931)
55
N
Ms Diane Abbott (Hackney North and Stoke Newington): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations he has received from the drinks industry on the Government's alcohol strategy.
(101932)
56
N
Ms Diane Abbott (Hackney North and Stoke Newington): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many stomach pumps were used in accident and emergency departments to treat patients in (a) 2010, (b) 2011 and (c) 2012 to date; and how many such devices were used to treat patients under (i) 16 and (ii) 25 years old.
(101933)
57
N
Ms Diane Abbott (Hackney North and Stoke Newington): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people were admitted to hospital as a consequence of intoxication through alcohol in each of the last 12 months; how many people were treated for alcohol abuse in each of the last 12 months; and how many (a) women and (b) men were admitted to hospital for treatment for the effects of alcohol abuse in (a) 2010, (b) 2011 and (c) the latest period for which figures are available in 2012.
(101964)
58
N
Adam Afriyie (Windsor): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the usefulness of (a) predictive and (b) predisposition genetic tests.
(102024)
59
N
Adam Afriyie (Windsor): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to encourage innovation in personalised cancer treatments.
(102025)
60
N
Stephen Barclay (North East Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people were employed in interim posts by (a) his Department and (b) a non-ministerial department or arm's length body controlled by the Department through (i) Penna Consulting, (ii) Reed Personnel Services and (iii) Capita Resourcing Ltd (trading as Veredus) at the latest date for which figures are available; and how many such people (A) had been in post for over a year and (B) worked full-time at that date.
(101839)
61
N
Andrew Griffiths (Burton): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the UK Border Agency's work with officials in other EU member states to tackle organised criminal activity related to alcohol duty fraud.
(101960)
62
N
Andrew Griffiths (Burton): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many cars, vans and lorries have been intercepted at points of entry into the UK as part of the UK Border Agency's steps to tackle alcohol duty fraud in the last (a) 12 months and (b) two years.
(101962)
63
N
Chi Onwurah (Newcastle Upon Tyne Central): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 19 March 2012, Official Report, column 569W, on Cybercrime, what definition her Department uses of cybercrime; and whether that definition is used by (a) other Government departments and (b) the Attorney General.
(102019)
64
N
Mr Dominic Raab (Esher and Walton): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the likely benefits derived from the EU exchanging classified information with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia under the terms of EU Council Decision 2005/296/CFSP.
(101925)
65
N
Mr Dominic Raab (Esher and Walton): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to Article 4 of EU Council Framework Decision 2005/214/JHA, how many final decisions requiring a financial penalty to be paid by a natural or legal person the UK has (a) transmitted to and (b) received from other EU member states in each year since 2005; and how many such decisions were enforced.
(101926)
66
N
Mr Dominic Raab (Esher and Walton): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the UK has fully enacted the provisions of EU Council Decision 2005/222/JHA; and what assessment her Department has made of its effectiveness in tackling attacks against information systems.
(101927)
67
N
Mr Dominic Raab (Esher and Walton): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the UK has fully enacted the provisions of EU Council Framework Decision 2005/212/JHA; and what assessment her Department has made of its effectiveness in dealing with the confiscation of crime-related proceeds.
(101928)
68
N
Mr Dominic Raab (Esher and Walton): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to EU Council Decision 2003/642/JHA, what assessment her Department has made of the likely benefits of applying the convention on the fight against corruption involving officials of the European Communities or officials of members states of the European Union to Gibraltar.
(101929)
69
N
Andrew Griffiths (Burton): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people have been convicted of each type of crime related to alcohol duty fraud in each of the last five years.
(101963)
70
N
Lilian Greenwood (Nottingham South): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what proportion of students (a) cycle, (b) walk, (c) take public transport and (d) are driven in a private car to (i) further education and (ii) sixth form colleges in England in each local authority area.
(102018)
71
N
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assistance is available to people who are granted refugee status, with particular reference to housing; and if he will make a statement.
(101852)
72
N
Stephen Timms (East Ham): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reason Work Programme contracts include clauses on maintaining commercial confidentiality and programme reputation which prevent providers from making public comments; and what contracts for previous employment programmes operated by his Department included such clauses.
(101859)
73
N
Stephen Timms (East Ham): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 19 March 2012, Official Report, column 489W, on contracts for services, how many offshoring proposals received since May 2010 he has accepted.
(101930)

TUESDAY 27 MARCH 

Questions for Oral Answer

Oral Questions to the Secretary of State for Health

*1
Andrew Bridgen (North West Leicestershire): What plans he has to improve individual choice and standards for end-of-life care.
(101872)
*2
Mr David Crausby (Bolton North East): What his most recent estimate is of the cost of NHS reorganisation.
(101873)
*3
Mr Virendra Sharma (Ealing, Southall): What assessment he has made of progress in tackling tuberculosis in England.
(101874)
*4
Ian Lucas (Wrexham): What discussions he has had with Ministers in the Welsh Government on the treatment by the NHS of patients with defective breast implants.
(101875)
*5
John Robertson (Glasgow North West): On how many occasions and on what dates he has met the Secretary of State for Scotland to discuss the potential effects of the Health and Social Care Bill on the NHS in Scotland.
(101876)
*6
Dr Phillip Lee (Bracknell): What the average cost has been of a consultation at an NHS walk-in centre since 2008.
(101877)
*7
Gavin Shuker (Luton South): What his most recent estimate is of the cost of NHS reorganisation.
(101878)
*8
Guy Opperman (Hexham): What his policy is on the rationalisation of PFI deals in the North East for the purposes of making savings on long-standing PFI hospitals; and if he will make a statement.
[R] (101879)
*9
Stephen Barclay (North East Cambridgeshire): What steps his Department is taking to develop more effective performance management of GPs.
(101880)
*10
Meg Munn (Sheffield, Heeley): What steps he is taking to ensure that people receiving care at home funded by the NHS are involved in making the arrangements for that care.
(101881)
*11
Miss Anne McIntosh (Thirsk and Malton): What recent representations he has received on the 111 pilot telephone service; and if he will make a statement.
(101882)
*12
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): If he will introduce proposals to require a minimum ratio of nurses to patients in hospitals.
(101883)
*13
Fiona Bruce (Congleton): What steps he is taking to provide services for people diagnosed with Raynaud's disease and scleroderma.
(101884)
*14
Greg Mulholland (Leeds North West): What recent progress he has made on the review of adult congenital cardiac services.
(101885)
*15
Neil Carmichael (Stroud): What assessment he has made of the provision of vision screening for children.
(101886)
*16
Nick Smith (Blaenau Gwent): What recent assessment he has made of the performance of services for older people.
(101887)
*17
Caroline Dinenage (Gosport): What steps he is taking to raise the professional standards of healthcare workers and care assistants.
(101888)
*18
Valerie Vaz (Walsall South): How he plans to evaluate the effectiveness of the Public Health Responsibility Deal.
(101889)
*19
Graeme Morrice (Livingston): What assessment he has made of the involvement of the private healthcare sector in the NHS.
(101890)
*20
Shabana Mahmood (Birmingham, Ladywood): What estimate he has made of the average waiting time for patients to see their GP in the lastest period for which figures are available.
(101891)
*21
Mr Ben Bradshaw (Exeter): What the percentage change was in the number of people waiting more than 18 weeks for treatment in the last 12 months.
(101892)
*22
David Mowat (Warrington South): What plans he has to review the health allocation formula.
(101893)
*23
Margot James (Stourbridge): What assessment he has made of the conclusions and recommendations of the joint report by the NHS Confederation, Age UK and the Local Government Association on improving dignity in the care of older people; and if he will make a statement.
(101894)
*24
David Wright (Telford): What estimate his Department has made of future costs of long-term care.
(101895)
*25
John Mann (Bassetlaw): What progress the NHS East Midlands Specialised Commissioning Group has made in developing neuromuscular services in the region; and if he will make a statement.
(101896)

At 3.15 pm

Topical Questions to the Secretary of State for Health

The Members listed below have been selected by ballot to ask a Topical Question.

*1
Jo Swinson (East Dunbartonshire): If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
(101897)
*2
Nick Smith (Blaenau Gwent):
(101898)
*3
Grahame M. Morris (Easington):
(101899)
*4
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire):
(101900)
*5
Robert Flello (Stoke-on-Trent South):
(101901)
*6
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):
(101902)
*7
Mr Graham Allen (Nottingham North):
(101903)
*8
Stella Creasy (Walthamstow):
(101904)
*9
Simon Wright (Norwich South):
(101905)
*10
Jeremy Lefroy (Stafford):
(101906)

Questions for Written Answer

Notices given on Monday 12 March
1
N
Nic Dakin (Scunthorpe): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when his Department plans to issue guidance to local authority pensions managers on academies pooling with their former local authority.
(100107)
2
N
Nic Dakin (Scunthorpe): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations he has received on the application process for those applying for entry to the Foundation Programme in August 2012.
(100103)
3
N
Nic Dakin (Scunthorpe): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to ensure that all graduates of medical schools are able to gain a place on the 2012 Foundation Programme; and if he will make a statement.
(100104)
4
N
Nic Dakin (Scunthorpe): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent discussions he has had with representatives of the UK Foundation Programme Office on the response to oversubscription of the 2012 Foundation Programme; and if he will make a statement.
(100105)
5
N
Nic Dakin (Scunthorpe): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent discussions he has had with representatives of the UK Foundation Programme Office on plans for responding to oversubscription of the Foundation Programme in each of the next three years; and if he will make a statement.
(100106)

Notices given on Tuesday 13 March
1
N
Mike Weatherley (Hove): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department has a role in developing intellectual property policy.
(100354)

Notices given on Thursday 15 March
1
N
Mike Weatherley (Hove): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, whether his Department has a role in intellectual property policy development.
(101215)
2
N
Jim Fitzpatrick (Poplar and Limehouse): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will assess the (a) costs and (b) benefits of installing fire sprinkler systems in new schools.
(100994)
3
N
Jim Fitzpatrick (Poplar and Limehouse): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what fire safety requirements apply to free schools where buildings are converted from other uses to educational use.
(101076)
4
N
Alun Michael (Cardiff South and Penarth): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport, what estimate he has made of the cost to an individual of purchasing a femtocell to benefit from his Mobile Infrastructure Project.
(101079)
5
N
Jim Fitzpatrick (Poplar and Limehouse): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will issue guidance to free schools on the installation of fire sprinkler systems in new school premises.
(101077)
6
N
Alun Michael (Cardiff South and Penarth): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many decisions have been made by his Department to end disability living allowance in respect of those aged 16 to 18 in (a) each of the last five years and (b) 2012 to date; and in what proportion of such cases an appeal was made in respect of that decision in each such year.
(101078)

Notices given on Friday 16 March
1
N
Mike Weatherley (Hove): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department has a role in intellectual property policy development.
(101246)
2
N
Mike Weatherley (Hove): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, whether his Department has a role in intellectual property policy development.
(101250)
3
N
Mike Weatherley (Hove): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether her Department has a role in intellectual property policy development.
(101248)
4
N
Mike Weatherley (Hove): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department has a role in intellectual property policy development.
(101247)
5
N
Mike Weatherley (Hove): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department has a role in intellectual property policy development.
(101249)

Notices given on Monday 19 March
1
N
Sir John Stanley (Tonbridge and Malling): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, which UK strategic export control licences to Syria are currently extant; and what the nature and quantity of the licensed goods or services are under each licence.
(101390)
2
N
Sir John Stanley (Tonbridge and Malling): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, which UK strategic export control licences to Bahrain are currently extant; and what the nature and quantity of the licensed goods or services are under each licence.
(101391)
3
N
Sir John Stanley (Tonbridge and Malling): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, which UK strategic export control licences to Yemen are currently extant; and what the nature and quantity of the licensed goods or services are under each licence.
(101392)
4
N
Sir John Stanley (Tonbridge and Malling): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what arms export licences have been revoked subsequent to the Government's response, Cm 8079, to the First Report of the Committee on Arms Export Controls, on Scrutiny of Arms Export Controls (2011), HC 686; and if he will provide this information in the same format as that used in Annex 1 of Cm 8079.
(101393)
5
N
Charlotte Leslie (Bristol North West): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what percentage of people recruited to initial teacher training courses for secondary schools in (a) 2010-11 and (b) 2011-12 trained as teachers in (i) art, (ii) citizenship, (iii) English, (iv) drama, (v) geography, (vi) leisure and tourism, (vii) history, (viii) mathematics, (ix) modern foreign languages, (x) classical languages, (xi) religious education, (xii) science, (xiii) vocational subjects/diploma subjects, (xiv) sociology/social studies, (xv) psychology, (xvi) media studies, (xvii) business studies, (xviii) dance, (xix) performing arts, (xx) textiles and (xxi) food technology.
(101386)
6
N
Charlotte Leslie (Bristol North West): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many (a) applications have been received and (b) places were available for the 2012-13 academic year in (i) free schools and (ii) all state schools.
(101387)
7
N
Charlotte Leslie (Bristol North West): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what percentage of pupils were (a) entered for and (b) passed the English Baccalaureate in 2010-11 in each parliamentary constituency.
(101388)
8
N
Nic Dakin (Scunthorpe): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 13 March 2012, Official Report, column 192W, on NHS: standards, how many people waited longer than 18 weeks for a consultation in secondary services in January 2012.
(101389)
9
N
Nic Dakin (Scunthorpe): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of progress in tackling tuberculosis in the UK; and if he will make a statement.
(101397)
10
N
Nic Dakin (Scunthorpe): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment he has made of progress towards international tuberculosis control targets as set out in the Global Plan to Stop TB 2011-2015; and if he will make a statement.
(101398)
11
N
Steve McCabe (Birmingham, Selly Oak): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he plans to relocate any staff in his Department to new offices in Birmingham.
(101395)

Notices given on Tuesday 20 March
1
N
Sir John Stanley (Tonbridge and Malling): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the Prime Minister's contribution in debate of 21 March 2011 in response to the hon. Member for Brighton, Pavilion, Official Report, column 707, what training licences have been reviewed and to which countries; and which of these licences have subsequently been revoked.
(101394)
2
N
Sir John Stanley (Tonbridge and Malling): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, which UK strategic export control licences to Egypt are currently extant; and what the nature and quantity of the licensed goods or services are in each licence.
(101679)
3
N
Sir John Stanley (Tonbridge and Malling): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, which UK strategic export control licences to Libya are currently extant; and what the nature and quantity of the licensed goods or services are in each licence.
(101680)
4
N
Sir John Stanley (Tonbridge and Malling): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, which UK strategic export control licences to Tunisia are currently extant; and what the nature and quantity of the licensed goods or services are in each licence.
(101681)
5
N
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many families will be included in his Department's Troubled Families initiative in the Peterborough City Council area in 2012-13; how much funding he expects to allocate for such purposes; and if he will make a statement.
(101684)
6
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with betting companies and their representatives on unclaimed winnings and dormant betting accounts.
(101593)
7
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the likely effect of withdrawing targets for increasing participation in school sport on numbers of young people joining sports clubs set up under the 14 to 24 Sport England programme.
(101594)
8
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport, what plans he has to increase participation in sport; and what targets he has set.
(101595)
9
N
Alun Cairns (Vale of Glamorgan): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what consideration he has given to including public acceptability in the sustainability criteria for renewables obligation certificates.
(101682)
10
N
Valerie Vaz (Walsall South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent estimate he has made of expenditure by primary care trusts on management consultants contracted to support shadow clinical commissioning groups in (a) 2010-11 and (b) 2011-12 to date.
(101731)
11
N
Valerie Vaz (Walsall South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what work was carried out by McKinsey under contracts held by Monitor in 2011-12; and what the duration is of those contracts.
(101771)
12
N
Valerie Vaz (Walsall South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much has been spent by NHS bodies on external management consultants in 2011-12 to date.
(101772)
13
N
Dame Joan Ruddock (Lewisham, Deptford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will estimate the number of foreign nationals in Lewisham, Deptford constituency pursuing applications of any kind with the UK Border Agency who do not have access to public funds; and how many such foreign nationals are children.
(101683)

Notices given on Wednesday 21 March
1
N
Guy Opperman (Hexham): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport, what recent progress he has made on his plans to extend superfast broadband to the North East and Northumberland.
(102032)
2
N
Nic Dakin (Scunthorpe): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when he plans to publish draft statutory guidance on careers guidance.
(102031)
3
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will assess the effectiveness of the Care Quality Commission.
(101862)
4
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to improve pancreatic cancer survival rates.
(101863)
5
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he last made an assessment of the standards of care and treatment available to pancreatic cancer patients.
(101864)
6
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of geographical variations in care for cancer patients.
(101865)
7
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that pancreatic cancer patients are (a) more involved in their care and (b) supported by clinical nurse specialists.
(101866)
8
N
Valerie Vaz (Walsall South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many contracts with external consultants were held by the Care Quality Commission in (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10 and (c) 2010-11; how many have been held in 2011-12 to date; for what the contracts were; and what the cost was of each.
(101867)
9
N
Valerie Vaz (Walsall South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many contracts with external consultants were held by Monitor in (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10 and (c) 2010-11; how many have been held in 2011-12 to date; for what the contracts were; and what the cost was of each.
(101868)
10
N
Valerie Vaz (Walsall South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he plans to commission external consultants to carry out independent assessments of the boards of NHS trusts.
(101869)
11
N
Valerie Vaz (Walsall South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what was spent by NHS bodies on external consultants in 2010-11.
(101870)
12
N
Valerie Vaz (Walsall South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what was spent by his Department's arm's length bodies on external consultants in (a) 2010-11 and (b) each of the last five years for which figures are available.
(101871)
13
N
Valerie Vaz (Walsall South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance is given to emerging clinical commissioning groups on the acceptance of support from management consultancy firms on a pro bono or commercial basis.
(101965)
14
N
Valerie Vaz (Walsall South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent discussions he has had with the Minister for the Cabinet Office on expenditure on external consultants by (a) his Department, (b) its arm's length bodies and (c) Connecting for Health.
(101966)
15
N
Stephen Timms (East Ham): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 7 November 2011, Official Report, column 65W, on universal credit, how much of the £2 billion allocated to the introduction of universal credit he estimates will be spent in 2012-13; and how much of that will be spent on (a) increases in benefit expenditure, (b) additional benefit administration costs in the transition period, (c) IT development and implementation, (d) communications, (e) staff training and (f) programme management.
(101860)
16
N
Stephen Timms (East Ham): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 7 November 2011, Official Report, column 65W, on universal credit, how much of the £105 million allocated to the introduction of universal credit which is to be spent in 2011-12 will be spent on (a) increases in benefit expenditure, (b) additional benefit administration costs in the transition period, (c) IT development and implementation, (d) communications, (e) staff training and (f) programme management.
(101861)

THURSDAY 19 APRIL 
Questions for Written Answer

Notices given on Monday 19 March
1
N
Nic Dakin (Scunthorpe): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the average time taken by the DVLA was to process applications for return of driving licences from people who were previously medically barred from driving but whose doctors have given them clearance to drive in the latest period for which figures are available.
(101396)

Prepared 22nd March 2012