Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Thursday 17 October 2013

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 17 October 2013

(the ‘Questions Book’)

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on

Thursday 17 October 2013


This paper contains only Written Questions for answer on the date of issue of this paper of which previous notice has been given in the Notices of Questions paper.

For other Written Questions for answer on the date of this paper of which no previous notice has been given, see the Order Paper.

For Written and Oral Questions for answer on future days, see Part 2 of this paper.

Thursday 17 October  
Questions to the Attorney General
1  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Attorney General, how many smartphone apps the Law Officers' Departments have launched.
       (171586)
2  
Julian Smith (Skipton and Ripon): To ask the Attorney General, how much the Law Officers' Departments spent on advertising with (a) The Guardian newspaper, (b) The Guardian website and (c) The Guardian Media Group in (i) 2009-10, (ii) 2010-11, (iii) 2011-12 and (iv) 2012-13.
       (171550)
3  
Emily Thornberry (Islington South and Finsbury): To ask the Attorney General, what training do (a) Crown Prosecution Service in-house prosecutors and (b) counsel briefed by them receive before they are allowed to cross-examine vulnerable defendants.
       (171484)
4  
Emily Thornberry (Islington South and Finsbury): To ask the Attorney General, how many rape-flagged cases were referred to the Crown Prosecution Service for a charging decision in each police force area in each of the last five years.
       (171485)
5  
Emily Thornberry (Islington South and Finsbury): To ask the Attorney General, on how many occasions a local authority has refused to disclose information requested by the Crown Prosecution Service to support a child abuse-flagged prosecution in each of the last three years.
       (171486)
6  
Emily Thornberry (Islington South and Finsbury): To ask the Attorney General, when the Director of Public Prosecutions plans to publish the results of his inquiry into falling numbers of rape prosecutions.
       (171487)
7  
Emily Thornberry (Islington South and Finsbury): To ask the Attorney General, how many reports of the Parliamentary Ombudsman which were critical of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) have been published in each of the last three years; how many such reports were referred to in the annual reports of the CPS in the relevant year; and if he will place a copy of each such report in the Library.
       (171488)
8  
Emily Thornberry (Islington South and Finsbury): To ask the Attorney General, how many human trafficking-flagged cases in each offence category were referred to the Crown Prosecution Service for a charging decision in each of the last five years; how many such cases were prosecuted; and how many resulted in convictions.
       (171489)
9  
Emily Thornberry (Islington South and Finsbury): To ask the Attorney General, how many cases of (a) rape, (b) domestic violence and (c) child abuse have been prosecuted by the Crown Prosecution Service in each of the last seven years.
       (171490)
10  
Emily Thornberry (Islington South and Finsbury): To ask the Attorney General, what the Crown Prosecution Service conviction rate has been (a) overall and (b) in contested cases for (i) rape, (ii) domestic violence and (iii) child abuse in each of the last seven years.
       (171491)
11  
Emily Thornberry (Islington South and Finsbury): To ask the Attorney General, what the conviction rate has been in each Crown Prosecution Service business area (a) overall and (b) in contested cases for (i) rape, (ii) domestic violence and (iii) child abuse in each of the last seven years.
       (171492)
12  
Emily Thornberry (Islington South and Finsbury): To ask the Attorney General, how many domestic violence courts were operating in England and Wales in each year since 2005; and what plans the Crown Prosecution Service has to (a) open new domestic violence courts, (b) close existing domestic violence courts, (c) cancel the opening of new domestic violence courts and (d) re-open domestic violence courts closed since 2010.
       (171493)
13  
Emily Thornberry (Islington South and Finsbury): To ask the Attorney General, pursuant to the Answer of 14 October 2013, Official Report, column 440W, on Serious Fraud Office, which closed investigations of the Serious Fraud Office were authorised by (a) Richard Alderman, (b) Phillippa Williamson and (c) the Tactical Tasking and Coordination Group.
       (171494)
14  
Emily Thornberry (Islington South and Finsbury): To ask the Attorney General, pursuant to the Answer of 14 October 2013, Official Report, column 440W, on Serious Fraud Office, what the Serious Fraud Office's Tactical Tasking and Coordination Group is; and who sits on that group.
       (171495)
15  
Emily Thornberry (Islington South and Finsbury): To ask the Attorney General, how many cases the Crown Prosecution Service prosecuted in magistrates' courts in 2012; and how many such cases concerned regulatory offences.
       (171496)
16  
Emily Thornberry (Islington South and Finsbury): To ask the Attorney General, how many offences prosecuted by the Crown Prosecution Service in magistrates' courts in 2012 concerned non-payment of the television licence fee.
       (171497)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills
17  
Mr William Bain (Glasgow North East): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what resources his Department (a) allocated to enforcement of the minimum wage in each of the last three financial years and (b) plans to allocate in the next two financial years.
       (171531)
18  
Jake Berry (Rossendale and Darwen): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps his Department is taking to promote regional growth in (a) the North West and (b) Rossendale and Darwen constituency.
       (171334)
19  
Jake Berry (Rossendale and Darwen): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps he is taking to support small businesses in (a) the North West and (b) Rossendale and Darwen constituency.
       (171350)
20  
Mr Liam Byrne (Birmingham, Hodge Hill): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, when the report by Sir Andrew Witty on universities will be published.
       (171431)
21  
Michael Connarty (Linlithgow and East Falkirk): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will make it his policy to exclude audio-visual content from draft regulations introducing a copyright exception for private copying.
       (171433)
22 N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many businesses have taken on an employee shareholder to date; and how many people are employed on employee shareholder contracts.
       (171287)
23  
Mr John Denham (Southampton, Itchen): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what average contribution was made by (a) employers and (b) the Higher Education Funding Council for England to each student place created under the Workforce Development Programme in each year of its operation.
       (171376)
24  
Mr John Denham (Southampton, Itchen): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the Answers of 14 October 2013, Official Report, columns 560-4W, on students, how many English-domiciled undergraduates were studying (a) full-time and (b) part-time at (i) English and (ii) UK higher education institutions in each year since 2001.
       (171544)
25  
Chris Evans (Islwyn): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what recent representations he has received on the introduction of compulsory qualifications for hairdressers.
       (171434)
26  
Chris Evans (Islwyn): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment he has made of the expansion of the high-cost credit sector since 2010.
       (171513)
27  
Chris Evans (Islwyn): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will make it his policy to place restrictions on the advertising of payday loans.
       (171602)
28 N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what value of loans provided by the Student Loan Company were paid late in each of the last five years.
       (171309)
29 N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many students were unable to continue with their university education as a result of not receiving their student loan on time in the last academic year.
       (171310)
30 N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assistance his Department makes available to students who do not receive their student loan on time.
       (171311)
31 N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what value of student loans were granted in each of the last five years.
       (171312)
32 N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many loans provided by the Student Loan Company that were paid late were paid within (a) one month, (b) two months and (c) three months of the original payment data in each of the last five years.
       (171313)
33  
Damian Hinds (East Hampshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment he has made of the effect of internet search marketing costs on the profitability of UK businesses.
       (171324)
34  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many smartphone apps his Department has launched.
       (171585)
35 N
Kerry McCarthy (Bristol East): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, whether a trade delegation will be accompanying the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and the Prime Minister to Sri Lanka for the upcoming Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting.
       (171248)
36 N
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what criteria he is using to judge whether round one of the Employer Ownership of Skills pilot has been successful.
       (171297)
37 N
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many of the Employer Ownership of Skills pilot projects in round one (a) had a funding agreement in place, (b) had received funding, (c) have started and (d) had been completed as of 1 October 2013.
       (171298)
38 N
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many individuals (a) have completed and (b) are in the process of completing (i) apprenticeship frameworks and (ii) other nationally-recognised qualifications as part of round one the Employer Ownership of Skills as of 1 October 2013.
       (171299)
39 N
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, when he plans to publish analysis produced by (a) his Department and (b) the UK Commission for Employment and Skills on the performance of round one of the Employer Ownership of Skills pilot.
       (171300)
40  
Stephen Phillips (Sleaford and North Hykeham): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment he has made of the risk of vexatious Employment Tribunal claims on the employment intentions of small businesses.
       (171339)
41 N
Ms Margaret Ritchie (South Down): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what representations he has received from the Northern Ireland Executive on the privatisation of Royal Mail; and if he will make a statement.
       (171264)
42 N
Simon Wright (Norwich South): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what contribution he expects the Green Investment Bank to make to green growth.
       (900535)
Questions to the Minister for the Cabinet Office
43  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many smartphone apps his Department has launched.
       (171587)
44  
Cathy Jamieson (Kilmarnock and Loudoun): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 14 May 2013, Official Report, column 135W, on civil servants: pay, when he next plans to meet representatives of the PCS union to discuss pay and conditions for civil servants.
       (171522)
45 N
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent assessment she has made of the circumstances surrounding the death of Dr David Kelly in 2003.
       (170259)
46  
Julian Smith (Skipton and Ripon): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much his Department spent on advertising with (a) The Guardian newspaper, (b) The Guardian website and (c) The Guardian Media Group in (i) 2009-10, (ii) 2010-11, (iii) 2011-12 and (iv) 2012-13.
       (171551)
Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
47  
Mr William Bain (Glasgow North East): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many prosecutions relating to enforcement of the minimum wage were pursued in each of the last four years; and in which parliamentary constituencies the complaints leading to those cases arose.
       (171542)
48 N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many enveloped properties are expected to be subject to the Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings.
       (171285)
49 N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much the Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings is expected to raise for the Exchequer in each year to 2017-18.
       (171286)
50  
Damian Hinds (East Hampshire): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 7 September 2012, Official Report, column 511W, on premium bonds, what assessment he has made of premium bond purchase patterns and the extent to which they are used as a vehicle for regular savings.
       (171323)
51  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, by how much the upper earnings limit would need to be increased to enable only those earning less than (a) £10,000 and (b) £12,500 to be exempted from paying employees' national insurance contributions for that change to be revenue-neutral.
       (171514)
52  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many smartphone apps his Department has launched.
       (171600)
53  
Cathy Jamieson (Kilmarnock and Loudoun): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential benefits to consumers of establishing minimum standards for basic bank accounts.
       (171336)
54  
Cathy Jamieson (Kilmarnock and Loudoun): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 18 June 2013, Official Report, column 940W, on tax allowances: social enterprises, when he plans to set out the outcome of the consultation on the social investment tax relief.
       (171480)
55  
Mr Michael Meacher (Oldham West and Royton): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what reason HM Revenue and Customs did not take action in response to the 400-gigabyte cache of data regarding offshore tax evasion which was leaked by a whistle blower in 2009 at the time of its leaking.
       (171504)
56 N
Jessica Morden (Newport East): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the average response time was to answer the Taxes Helpline on 0845 3000627 in the last six months for which figures are available; what the length was of the longest response time; and how many complaints about telephone response times for the helpline have been made in that period.
       (171237)
57 N
Mr Dominic Raab (Esher and Walton): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much of total net public service pension expenditure was spent on final salary-defined benefit pensions in (a) 2011-12 and (b) 2012-13.
       (171262)
58  
Steve Rotheram (Liverpool, Walton): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what was the total value of VAT for sales of the Justice Collective's Christmas 2012 charity single.
       (171318)
59 N
Julian Smith (Skipton and Ripon): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much his Department spent on advertising with (a) The Guardian newspaper, (b) The Guardian website and (c) The Guardian Media Group in (i) 2009-10, (ii) 2010-11, (iii) 2011-12 and (iv) 2012-13.
       (171158)
60 N
Stephen Timms (East Ham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate by how much the weekly income of a couple-headed household with one person in work and two children would increase if the personal income tax allowance was increased to (a) £11,000, (b) £12,000 and (c) £12,500.
       (171295)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
61 N
Hilary Benn (Leeds Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what data arising from the changes to council tax benefit he has decided to collect to carry out the review of its effect as required by section 9 of the Local Government Finance Act 2012.
       (171239)
62 N
Hilary Benn (Leeds Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many people were in arrears with their council tax in April (a) 2012 and (b) 2013.
       (171258)
63 N
Hilary Benn (Leeds Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many people who are (a) paying council tax for the first time and (b) paying higher council tax as a result of the changes to council tax benefit introduced in April 2013 have received a court summons for non-payment to date.
       (171259)
64  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many smartphone apps his Department has launched.
       (171588)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
65  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many smartphone apps her Department has launched.
       (171589)
66  
Cathy Jamieson (Kilmarnock and Loudoun): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many businesses in (a) the UK, (b) Scotland and (c) Kilmarnock and Loudoun constituency hold a television licence.
       (171483)
67  
Julian Smith (Skipton and Ripon): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much her Department spent on advertising with (a) The Guardian newspaper, (b) The Guardian website and (c) The Guardian Media Group in (i) 2009-10, (ii) 2010-11, (iii) 2011-12 and (iv) 2012-13.
       (171552)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence
68  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many smartphone apps his Department has launched.
       (171590)
69 N
Mr Kevan Jones (North Durham): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how his Department plans to use the £1.8 billion underspend in its 2012-13 budget.
       (171180)
70 N
Mr Kevan Jones (North Durham): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for which categories of expenditure the £1.8 billion underspend in his Department's 2012-13 budget had originally been allocated.
       (171181)
71 N
Mr Kevan Jones (North Durham): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what meetings Ministers and officials in his Department have had with their counterparts in HM Treasury regarding the £1.8 billion underspend in its 2012-13 budget.
       (171182)
72 N
Mr Kevan Jones (North Durham): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what (a) consultation and (b) meetings Ministers and officials in his Department have had with the Scottish Government regarding the production of its forthcoming White Paper on defence policy.
       (171183)
73 N
Mr Kevan Jones (North Durham): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the costs are, by category of expenditure, of the cancelled Exercise Djibouti Lion.
       (171184)
74 N
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make it his policy to commission a reassessment of the appropriateness of the Lariam form of Mefloquine to protect service personnel against malaria; and if he will make a statement on recent reports of the adverse side-effects of such medication.
       (170486)
Questions to the Deputy Prime Minister
75  
Iain McKenzie (Inverclyde): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what steps his Department is taking to encourage greater electoral register enrolment.
       (171321)
76  
Iain McKenzie (Inverclyde): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what his plans are for reforming the House of Lords.
       (171322)
77  
Bob Stewart (Beckenham): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what his policy is on the use of languages other than English on electoral registration forms.
       (171319)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Education
78  
Kevin Brennan (Cardiff West): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will publish the minutes of all the advisory group meetings that have taken place at the National College for Teaching and Leadership.
       (171558)
79  
Kevin Brennan (Cardiff West): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many meetings of the advisory group of the National College of Teaching and Leadership have taken place since the appointment of the current Chief Executive.
       (171559)
80  
Kevin Brennan (Cardiff West): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans have been made for the 2014 annual conference of the National College for Teaching and Leadership.
       (171572)
81 N
Andrew Griffiths (Burton): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many parents have taken up CANparent free parenting classes in the trial programmes in (a) Middlesbrough, (b) High Peak, (c) Camden and (d) Bristol to date.
       (171122)
82 N
Andrew Griffiths (Burton): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the proportion of parents who have taken up classes in the CANparent trial areas who have below average household income.
       (171139)
83 N
Andrew Griffiths (Burton): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what progress he has made on implementing each of the recommendations of the Munro Review of child protection.
       (171151)
84 N
Andrew Griffiths (Burton): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Ofsted publication, Unseen children: access and achievement 20 years on, page 7, column 1, paragraph 2, what assessment he has made of the educational achievement of pupils in coastal towns.
       (171153)
85  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many schools made applications to the Education Funding Agency fund for enabling popular schools to expand to meet parental demand in the last 12 months; and how many such applications were approved.
       (171515)
86  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the steps that would be necessary to ensure that academies' borrowing count towards total government debt.
       (171563)
87  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many smartphone apps his Department has launched.
       (171591)
88 N
Julian Smith (Skipton and Ripon): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much his Department spent on advertising with (a) The Guardian newspaper, (b) The Guardian website and (c) The Guardian Media Group in (i) 2009-10, (ii) 2010-11, (iii) 2011-12 and (iv) 2012-13.
       (171154)
89  
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will delay changes to the way early entry GCSE results are accounted for in school leagues until a full consultation has been undertaken; and if he will make a statement.
       (171320)
90 N
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the total cost to his Department of his King James Bible project has been; what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of that project; and if he will make a statement.
       (171244)
91 N
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many members of staff in his Department are currently suspended; and for how long each such member of staff has been suspended.
       (171245)
92 N
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many complaints his Department has received about its special advisers since May 2010; what proportion of these complaints were investigated; and if he will make a statement.
       (171246)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change
93 N
Margaret Curran (Glasgow East): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, when he last met the Scottish Government's Minister for Energy, Enterprise and Tourism.
       (171138)
94 N
Margaret Curran (Glasgow East): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what recent representations he has received from the Scottish Government regarding (a) business and (b) household energy bills in Scotland.
       (171152)
95  
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what estimate he has made of the cost to the UK of the EU Emissions Trading System since its implementation in 2005.
       (171524)
96  
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what comparative assessment he has made of (a) how much the UK has spent on implementing the EU Energy Efficiency Directive and (b) how much the UK has reduced its energy consumption since the coming into force of that directive.
       (171525)
97  
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, with reference to the carbon budgets as set out in the Climate Change Act 2008, what steps his Department is taking to help UK industries reduce their carbon emissions.
       (171534)
98  
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what estimate he has made of the monetary cost to UK businesses of steps to use water, energy and natural materials more efficiently and to reduce carbon emissions in the last 10 years.
       (171536)
99  
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what assessment he has made of the effects of his Department's policies on the expansion of solar energy on the level of carbon emissions.
       (171537)
100  
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what estimate he has made of the cost to (a) UK businesses and (b) the public purse of compliance with policies in the European Climate Change Programme since the implementation of those policies.
       (171538)
101  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many smartphone apps his Department has launched.
       (171592)
102  
Ian Lucas (Wrexham): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what estimate he has made of the average proportion of household expenditure on energy bills for households in North Wales in the latest period for which figures are available.
       (171341)
103  
Jonathan Reynolds (Stalybridge and Hyde): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what assessment he has made of the reasons for changes in investment in clean energy; and if he will make a statement.
       (171337)
104 N
Ian Swales (Redcar): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what recent comparative assessment he has made of electricity prices for industry in the UK and in other EU member states.
       (900526)
105 N
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, when the Minister of State for Energy plans to respond to the joint signatories of a letter to him regarding overhead transmission lines, dated 18 July 2013.
       (171191)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
106  
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what information his Department holds on how much the EU has spent on (a) the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification Scheme, (b) the Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels and (c) other sustainability schemes to encourage sustainable business practices.
       (171528)
107  
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of whether the 0.8 degree Celsius rise in the earth's temperature since 1900 has adversely affected agriculture in the UK.
       (171529)
108  
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the cost of the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification Sustainability Scheme to businesses in rural areas.
       (171533)
109 N
Maria Eagle (Garston and Halewood): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent estimate he has made of the costs relating to carry out post mortems on badgers; and how such costs will be funded following the recent extension granted in Somerset.
       (171250)
110 N
Maria Eagle (Garston and Halewood): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent estimate he has made of the costs relating to humaneness monitoring; and how such costs will be funded following the recent extension granted in Somerset.
       (171251)
111 N
Maria Eagle (Garston and Halewood): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent estimate he has made of the costs relating to sett monitoring of the badger culls; and how such costs will be funded following the recent extension granted in Somerset.
       (171252)
112 N
Maria Eagle (Garston and Halewood): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent estimate he has made of the costs relating to licensing of the badger culls; and how such costs will be funded following the recent extension granted in Somerset.
       (171253)
113 N
Maria Eagle (Garston and Halewood): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent estimate he has made of the cost of policing the badger culls; and how such costs will be funded following the recent extension granted for the badger cull trial in Somerset.
       (171254)
114  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many smartphone apps his Department has launched.
       (171593)
115 N
Huw Irranca-Davies (Ogmore): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the recorded badger population was in his Department's Woodchester Park project in (a) October 2012, (b) April 2013 and (c) October 2013.
       (171240)
116 N
Huw Irranca-Davies (Ogmore): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will place in the Library evidence from his Department's vaccination programme in Woodchester Park of changes in the population over the last 12 months.
       (171241)
117 N
Huw Irranca-Davies (Ogmore): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what regard he gave to Section 10(c)(i) of his Department's guidance to Natural England on the licensing of killing or taking badgers for the purpose of preventing the spread of bovine TB when he extended the current cull of badgers.
       (171296)
118  
Huw Irranca-Davies (Ogmore): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will publish (a) a risk assessment of, (b) all advice from officials on and (c) advice from the Chief Scientist and the Chief Veterinary Officer on extending the length of the badger cull.
       (171355)
119  
Huw Irranca-Davies (Ogmore): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he has sought the advice of the Chief Scientist on the scientific basis of extending the length of the badger cull.
       (171356)
120  
Huw Irranca-Davies (Ogmore): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will adopt new success criteria for future badger culls based on a lower percentage of badgers culled and a longer timeframe than six weeks for the period of culling.
       (171357)
121  
Huw Irranca-Davies (Ogmore): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, for what reason the number of badgers in the Somerset cull area was (a) underestimated in 2012 and (b) overestimated in 2013.
       (171358)
122  
Huw Irranca-Davies (Ogmore): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will publish the (a) estimates of badger numbers used for planning purposes and (b) latest estimates of badger numbers in the (i) Somerset and (ii) Gloucester cull areas.
       (171359)
123  
Huw Irranca-Davies (Ogmore): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he has taken to ensure badger culls are compliant with the Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats.
       (171360)
124  
Huw Irranca-Davies (Ogmore): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of changes to the perturbation effect of the Somerset and Gloucester badger culls as a result of extending them in length; and if his Department will carry out additional monitoring to assess such changes.
       (171361)
125  
Huw Irranca-Davies (Ogmore): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will postpone the decision to adjust the target badger cull numbers and extend the length of the Somerset cull until after he has received the report of the Independent Expert Panel.
       (171362)
126  
Huw Irranca-Davies (Ogmore): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he plans to adjust the criteria on which the Independent Expert Panel will assess the success of the Somerset cull.
       (171363)
127  
Huw Irranca-Davies (Ogmore): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what account he took of the conclusions drawn from the Randomised Badger Culling Trial and the Report of the Independent Scientific Group on Bovine TB in his decision to extend the length of the Somerset cull.
       (171364)
128  
Huw Irranca-Davies (Ogmore): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he has consulted the Independent Expert Panel on the effect of extending the length of the Somerset badger cull and changes to estimates of badger numbers on their ability to determine the safety, humaneness and effectiveness of the badger cull.
       (171365)
129  
Huw Irranca-Davies (Ogmore): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, for what reason his Department's estimate of the badger population in the Somerset cull area was incorrect; and if he will publish a revised estimate and the evidence on which it is based.
       (171366)
130  
Huw Irranca-Davies (Ogmore): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of changes in the UK badger population in the last 12 months.
       (171367)
131  
Huw Irranca-Davies (Ogmore): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he had with the Chair or any members of the Independent Expert Panel to discuss the extension of the Somerset badger cull in advance of taking the decision to extend it.
       (171368)
132  
Huw Irranca-Davies (Ogmore): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will list in full the scientists, scientific bodies and other organisations he consulted before making changes to the length of the Somerset badger cull and the number of badgers to be culled.
       (171369)
133  
Huw Irranca-Davies (Ogmore): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of data collection and analysis of badger numbers in the cull areas to date.
       (171370)
134  
Huw Irranca-Davies (Ogmore): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to amend the monitoring protocols of the Independent Expert Panel on the badger culling pilots.
       (171371)
135  
Huw Irranca-Davies (Ogmore): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how his Department intends to compare the effectiveness of the free-shooting and cage-and-shoot methods in the Somerset badger cull following the decision to adopt the cage-and-shoot method in the Somerset cull.
       (171372)
136  
Jonathan Lord (Woking): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will discuss with his counterparts in other EU member states possible amendments of EU legislation to require farm animals to be slaughtered near to the farm of rearing; and if he will make a statement.
       (171564)
137  
Jonathan Lord (Woking): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he has taken to ascertain whether live calves exported to other EU member states are unloaded after 18 hours of travel and given at least 24 hours rest, food and liquid as required by Council Regulation (EC) No 1/2005 on the protection of animals during transport; and if he will make a statement.
       (171565)
138  
Mr Michael Meacher (Oldham West and Royton): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what information his Department holds on the transitional arrangements to implement the reformed Common Agricultural Policy on agri-environmental payments in each other EU member state; and for each such member state how payments to farmers whose agri-environment agreements end between now and the date the new policies are due to be implemented will be affected.
       (171498)
139  
Julian Smith (Skipton and Ripon): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much his Department spent on advertising with (a) The Guardian newspaper, (b) The Guardian website and (c) The Guardian Media Group in (i) 2009-10, (ii) 2010-11, (iii) 2011-12 and (iv) 2012-13.
       (171553)
140 N
Mr Charles Walker (Broxbourne): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department has produced a standard set of criteria for identifying and classifying a waterway as a chalkstream; and if he will list all those chalkstreams it has identified as flowing in England.
       (171265)
141 N
Mr Charles Walker (Broxbourne): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 6 February 2013, Official Report, column 263W, on compost, when his Department intends to publish the findings of the study entitled, Monitoring bioaerosols and odour emissions from composting facilities.
       (171290)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
142  
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate he has made of the annual cost of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme to UK businesses and embassies in other EU member states.
       (171526)
143 N
Nick de Bois (Enfield North): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of Iran's relationship with Hezbollah.
       (171143)
144 N
Stephen Doughty (Cardiff South and Penarth): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of reports of violence in Khartoum; and if he will make a statement.
       (171261)
145  
Michael Ellis (Northampton North): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of activity in the Parchin military facility in Iran.
       (171353)
146  
Michael Ellis (Northampton North): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the ability of International Atomic Energy Agency inspectors to access the Parchin military facility in Iran.
       (171354)
147 N
Ms Harriet Harman (Camberwell and Peckham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when British consular officials in Russia have visited Kieron Bryan since his detention on 19 September 2013; how long each such visit lasted; and when the next such visit will take place.
       (171142)
148  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many smartphone apps his Department has launched.
       (171594)
149 N
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to enforce economic sanctions against Iran.
       (171149)
150 N
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of reports that Iran is producing plutonium at its Arak facility.
       (171150)
151 N
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of whether any of its new ballistic missile systems have put Russia in breach of the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty; and if he will make a statement.
       (170968)
152 N
Kerry McCarthy (Bristol East): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Sri Lankan counterpart following the demonstrations in Weliweriya in August 2013; and what representations he has made in support of an independent investigation into the protestors' deaths and the army's conduct during those demonstrations.
       (171249)
153 N
Kerry McCarthy (Bristol East): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which individuals and organisations from the UK will attend the (a) business summit, (b) youth summit and (c) civil society summit at the upcoming Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in Colombo.
       (171255)
154 N
Kerry McCarthy (Bristol East): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the report by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights following her visit to Sri Lanka on sexual harassment and abuse in that country; and if he has discussed his Department's Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative with his Sri Lankan counterpart.
       (171270)
155 N
Kerry McCarthy (Bristol East): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the Prime Minister about UK Government attendance at the forthcoming Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
       (171271)
156  
Mr Frank Roy (Motherwell and Wishaw): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when the Government plans to publish the findings of its review of UK-US Joint Strategy Board.
       (171516)
157  
Mr Frank Roy (Motherwell and Wishaw): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many times the UK-US Joint Strategy Board met in (a) 2011, (b) 2012 and (c) 2013 to date.
       (171521)
158  
Mr Frank Roy (Motherwell and Wishaw): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department has reviewed the work carried out by the UK-US Joint Strategy Board since its inception in 2011.
       (171523)
159  
Julian Smith (Skipton and Ripon): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much his Department spent on advertising with (a) The Guardian newspaper, (b) The Guardian website and (c) The Guardian Media Group in (i) 2009-10, (ii) 2010-11, (iii) 2011-12 and (iv) 2012-13.
       (171554)
160 N
Nick Smith (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Sri Lankan government regarding full implementation of the recommendations of the Lessons Learned and Reconciliation Commission; and what assessment he has made of progress by the Sri Lankan government on implementation.
       (171144)
161 N
Nick Smith (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what conditions his Department set in relation to human rights in Sri Lanka before confirming the attendance of the Prime Minister and the Foreign Secretary at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Colombo in November 2013.
       (171145)
162 N
Nick Smith (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assurances he has received from the Sri Lankan government regarding (a) media freedom and (b) access for non-governmental organisations during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Colombo in November 2013.
       (171146)
163 N
Nick Smith (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assurances he has received from the Sri Lankan government about the safety and rights of human rights defenders, journalists and lawyers meeting international visitors during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Colombo in November 2013.
       (171147)
164 N
Nick Smith (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to the Sri Lankan government regarding the (a) military presence in the north of that country, (b) acquisition of private land by the Sri Lankan military and (c) role of the military in (i) education, (ii) tourism and (iii) agriculture in Sri Lanka.
       (171148)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
165 N
Luciana Berger (Liverpool, Wavertree): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which staff positions at Public Health England are currently unfilled.
       (171268)
166  
Mr Geoffrey Cox (Torridge and West Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent guidance his Department has issued to NHS trusts on the closure of community hospitals.
       (171326)
167  
Mr Geoffrey Cox (Torridge and West Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recourse is available to challenge the decision of Northern Devon Health Care NHS Trust to eliminate inpatient beds from Great Torrington Community Hospital.
       (171327)
168  
Mr Geoffrey Cox (Torridge and West Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will review the Northern Devon Health Care NHS Trust's decision to eliminate all inpatient beds from Great Torrington Community Hospital.
       (171328)
169  
Tracey Crouch (Chatham and Aylesford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to ensure identification and treatment of co-morbidities, including chronic pain, in people with dementia.
       (171430)
170  
Tim Farron (Westmorland and Lonsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of withdrawing the minimum practice income guarantee on small rural GP surgeries.
       (171378)
171  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he has taken to (a) protect the legal rights of cancer carers and (b) improve access to information and advice on cancer care.
       (171377)
172 N
Andrew Griffiths (Burton): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average cost per individual, per week is of NHS residential drug and alcohol detoxification units.
       (171121)
173 N
Andrew Gwynne (Denton and Reddish): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much NHS England has spent on public relations and communications staff since its inception.
       (171269)
174  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many smartphone apps his Department has launched.
       (171595)
175 N
Helen Jones (Warrington North): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent discussions he has had with the North West Ambulance Service on response times.
       (171256)
176  
Tessa Munt (Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps NHS England plans to take to ensure that cancer centres delivering sterotactic ablative radiotherapy do not fall below the critical mass treatment levels needed to ensure optimum outcomes and patient safety.
       (171517)
177  
Tessa Munt (Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans NHS England has to reconfigure radiotherapy services to improve clinical outcomes; and which regions it considers a priority for such reconfiguration.
       (171518)
178  
Tessa Munt (Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment NHS England has made of over provision of radiotherapy services in England; and in which regions NHS England is considering placing restrictions on radiotherapy services.
       (171519)
179  
Tessa Munt (Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps NHS England plans to take to ensure that there is a reasonable geographical distribution of radiosurgery provision across England.
       (171520)
180  
Tessa Munt (Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether NHS England is mandated to ensure that patients needing radiotherapy and radiosurgery do not have to travel for more than 45 minutes to receive their treatment.
       (171571)
181 N
Mr Jamie Reed (Copeland): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many emergency hospitals admissions in England were for patients with a diagnosis of dementia in each of the last five years.
       (171247)
182 N
Mr Jamie Reed (Copeland): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) iPads and (b) iPhones have been purchased by (i) his Department and (ii) his Department's non-departmental public bodies in each of the last three years.
       (171272)
183  
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many HLA screening tests have been order by NHS trusts for coeliac disorder association in each of the last three years.
       (171329)
184  
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many HLA*B51 screening tests have been ordered by NHS trusts for Behçet's disease association in each of the last three years.
       (171330)
185  
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many HLA*B57:01 screening tests have been ordered by NHS trusts for the Abacavir drug sensitivity association for HIV patients in each of the last three years.
       (171331)
186  
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many human leukocyte antigen screening tests have been ordered by NHS trusts for narcolepsy association in each of the last three years.
       (171338)
187  
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many HLA screening tests were ordered by NHS trusts for ankylosing spondylitis association in each of the last three years.
       (171540)
188 N
Julian Smith (Skipton and Ripon): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much his Department spent on advertising with (a) The Guardian newspaper, (b) The Guardian website and (c) The Guardian Media Group in (i) 2009-10, (ii) 2010-11, (iii) 2011-12 and (iv) 2012-13.
       (171155)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
189  
Jake Berry (Rossendale and Darwen): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to reduce metal theft from churches.
       (171317)
190 N
Clive Efford (Eltham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many cases have been completed by the Older Live Cases Unit since its establishment within (a) three months, (b) six months and (c) one year of the initial referral; and if she will make a statement.
       (171293)
191 N
Clive Efford (Eltham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she expects the Older Live Cases Unit to make a decision on case J1102048; and if she will make a statement.
       (171294)
192  
Mr David Hanson (Delyn): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many text messages have been sent by Capita on behalf of the UK Border Agency informing individuals of termination of their right to remain in the UK since May 2010.
       (171603)
193  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many smartphone apps her Department has launched.
       (171596)
194 N
Dr Julian Huppert (Cambridge): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to ensure that students applying for visas for study in the UK are not unreasonably affected by fluctuations in foreign exchange rates.
       (171257)
195  
Mr Charles Kennedy (Ross, Skye and Lochaber): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she has any plans to introduce alterations to student visa requirements and administration as they affect potential students from India; and if she will make a statement.
       (171373)
196 N
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with (a) the Prime Minister, (b) the Deputy Prime Minister and (c) other Cabinet colleagues on the appointment of junior Ministers to her Department (i) prior to and (ii) since the recent reshuffle.
       (170257)
197 N
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which Ministers in her Department have (a) responsibility for and (b) access to classified information in connection with the Security Service; and if she will make a statement.
       (170258)
198 N
Jacob Rees-Mogg (North East Somerset): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been (a) prosecuted and (b) convicted in another EU member state, pursuant to Council Framework Decision 2002/946/JHA, for breaching UK immigration law in each of the last five years.
       (171186)
199 N
Jacob Rees-Mogg (North East Somerset): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the Government intends to continue the exchange of information with other EU member states required by Article 7 of Framework Decision 2002/946/JHA, assuming that the UK ceases to be bound by that Framework Decision pursuant to Article 10 of the Protocol on Transitional Provisions annexed to the EU treaties; and what assessment she has made of whether other member states will continue to participate in that exchange with the UK.
       (171187)
200 N
Jacob Rees-Mogg (North East Somerset): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether other EU member states will continue to criminalise breaches of UK immigration law to the extent that they are currently required to do so by Council Framework Decision 2002/946/JHA, assuming that the UK ceases to be bound by this Framework Decision pursuant to Article 10 of the Protocol on Transitional Provisions annexed to the EU treaties.
       (171188)
201 N
Jacob Rees-Mogg (North East Somerset): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the Government intends to retain unchanged the provisions of UK law and practice required by Council Framework Decision 2002/946/JHA, assuming that the UK ceases to be bound by the Framework Decision pursuant to Article 10 of the Protocol on Transitional Provisions annexed to the EU treaties.
       (171189)
202 N
Jacob Rees-Mogg (North East Somerset): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been (a) prosecuted and (b) convicted in the UK, pursuant to Council Framework Decision 2002/946/JHA, for breaching the immigration law of another EU member state in each of the last five years.
       (171190)
203  
Steve Rotheram (Liverpool, Walton): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the letter from the Minister of State for Policing and Criminal Justice to the hon. Member for Liverpool, Walton, dated 4 October 2013, which Minister in her Department takes direct ministerial responsibility for investigations into the Hillsborough disaster.
       (171387)
204 N
Julian Smith (Skipton and Ripon): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much her Department spent on advertising with (a) The Guardian newspaper, (b) The Guardian website and (c) The Guardian Media Group in (i) 2009-10, (ii) 2010-11, (iii) 2011-12 and (iv) 2012-13.
       (171156)
Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development
205  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many smartphone apps her Department has launched.
       (171597)
206  
Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North and Leith): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much of the funding committed by the UK at the Nutrition for Growth event in June 2013 has been allocated to (a) the promotion of breast feeding, (b) complementary feeding, (c) management of severe acute malnutrition, (d) vitamin A supplementation and (e) salt iodisation; and in which geographical areas the funding will be spent in each case.
       (171435)
207  
Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North and Leith): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether her Department plans to release a business plan or funding commitment plan at the same time as the accountability framework for the Nutrition for Growth financial commitments.
       (171570)
208 N
Jeremy Lefroy (Stafford): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to provide assistance to developing countries to increase the effectiveness of their tax authorities; and what steps it is taking to help such countries increase their capacity to utilise tax data shared as a result of the agreement at the G8 summit in June 2013.
       (170199)
209  
Steve McCabe (Birmingham, Selly Oak): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 8 October 2013, Official Report, column 296W, on Afghanistan, when her Department reached a decision to discontinue its involvement in the Bost Agriculture Business Park programme; and which Minister in her Department took that decision.
       (171325)
210  
Priti Patel (Witham): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what funding her Department has provided to the War on Want charity in each of the last 10 years.
       (171566)
211 N
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what practical steps the Government plans to take to make the trade in coltan conflict-free.
       (171266)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Justice
212  
Sarah Champion (Rotherham): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what supervision requirements are currently available to the courts in England and Wales; and whether it will be a condition of future probation contracts that private contractors should provide an equivalent supervision service.
       (171382)
213  
Sarah Champion (Rotherham): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what requirements bidders for probation work will need to meet in respect of provision of supervision for men convicted of domestic violence-related offences.
       (171383)
214  
Sarah Champion (Rotherham): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what requirement bidders for probation work will need to meet in respect of the supervision of female offenders.
       (171384)
215  
Sarah Champion (Rotherham): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of men convicted of domestic violence-related offences are assessed as being at (a) low, (b) medium and (c) high risk of reoffending.
       (171385)
216  
Sarah Champion (Rotherham): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what provision is currently made by the Probation Service for the supervision of female offenders.
       (171386)
217  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many smartphone apps his Department has launched.
       (171598)
218 N
Martin Horwood (Cheltenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when he will issue the commencement order bringing into force the provisions of Section 139 Chapter 8 Part 3 of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012.
       (171263)
219  
John McDonnell (Hayes and Harlington): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he has exercised his powers under the Court Security Officers (Designation) Regulations 2005 to designate persons as court security officer.
       (171351)
220  
John McDonnell (Hayes and Harlington): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many court security officers for (a) Mitie, (b) G4S and (c) Securitas have been officially designated by the Lord Chancellor under the Court Security Officer (Designated) Regulations 2005 since the regulations came into force.
       (171352)
221  
Mrs Anne Main (St Albans): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of (a) the progress of his Department's review of its contracts with G4S and Serco and (b) how that review will affect G4S and Serco's ability to bid for probation services.
       (171379)
222  
Mrs Anne Main (St Albans): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the implications of the relationship between the proposed National Probation Service and community rehabilitation companies for continuity of supervision for offenders across risk categories.
       (171380)
223  
Mrs Anne Main (St Albans): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether his Department has received any representations from the judiciary on its proposed probation reforms.
       (171381)
224  
Stephen Phillips (Sleaford and North Hykeham): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what guidance has been issued to employment judges on the award of costs in employment tribunals since 2010; whether he intends to introduce further legislative measures to facilitate the recovery of costs incurred by small businesses as a result of having to defend themselves against an unfounded claim; and if he will make a statement.
       (171340)
225 N
Julian Smith (Skipton and Ripon): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much his Department spent on advertising with (a) The Guardian newspaper, (b) The Guardian website and (c) The Guardian Media Group in (i) 2009-10, (ii) 2010-11, (iii) 2011-12 and (iv) 2012-13.
       (171157)
226 N
Mr David Ward (Bradford East): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many appeals from Bradford relating to employment and support allowance have been logged with the Tribunals Service in the last 12 months.
       (171140)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
227  
Julian Smith (Skipton and Ripon): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much her Department spent on advertising with (a) The Guardian newspaper, (b) The Guardian website and (c) The Guardian Media Group in (i) 2009-10, (ii) 2010-11, (iii) 2011-12 and (iv) 2012-13.
       (171555)
Questions to the Prime Minister
228 N
Mr Douglas Alexander (Paisley and Renfrewshire South): To ask the Prime Minister, when he last discussed (a) human rights in Sri Lanka and (b) the recommendations of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission with Sri Lankan President Rajapaksa.
       (171242)
229 N
Mr Douglas Alexander (Paisley and Renfrewshire South): To ask the Prime Minister, what recent discussions he has had with the Canadian Prime Minister on (a) the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in Colombo in November 2013 and (b) the role of the Commonwealth in promoting human rights.
       (171243)
230 N
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East): To ask the Prime Minister, what mechanisms are in place to ensure that an individual whom it is proposed to appoint to sensitive ministerial positions is screened for reliability in the handling of classified information; and if he will make a statement.
       (170487)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Scotland
231  
Cathy Jamieson (Kilmarnock and Loudoun): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what recent representations he has received from the Scottish Government on support for economic development in East Ayrshire.
       (171482)
232  
Julian Smith (Skipton and Ripon): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how much his Department spent on advertising with (a) The Guardian newspaper, (b) The Guardian website and (c) The Guardian Media Group in (i) 2009-10, (ii) 2010-11, (iii) 2011-12 and (iv) 2012-13.
       (171556)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport
233  
Jonathan Edwards (Carmarthen East and Dinefwr): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what representations he has received from the Welsh Government on the closure of the Severn Tunnel on 26-27 October 2013 for engineering works and the economic effect of this on the two events scheduled to take place in the Welsh capital that weekend.
       (171335)
234  
Jonathan Edwards (Carmarthen East and Dinefwr): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with Network Rail on the postponement of planned engineering works taking place on 26-27 October 2013 that will have a negative effect on (a) the Rugby League World Cup opening ceremony, (b) the World Music Expo and (c) other events in Cardiff.
       (171349)
235  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the cost of preparing and drafting the proposed Hybrid Bill for Phase 1 of High Speed 2.
       (171342)
236  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether any businesses have indicated to his Department that they plan to relocate from London to Birmingham as a result of the planned High Speed 2 project.
       (171343)
237  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent estimate he has made of the total number of passengers travelling between Birmingham and (a) Manchester, (b) Leeds and (c) Wigan by rail during an average week day.
       (171344)
238  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what criteria were used to select members of the HS2 Growth Task Force; and how many candidates were identified for interview as part of the selection process.
       (171345)
239  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department used external recruitment agencies in connection with the appointment of members to the HS2 Growth Task Force.
       (171346)
240  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many requests made pursuant to (a) the Freedom of Information Act 2000, (b) the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 and (c) Data Subject Access Requests contained in the Data Protection Act 1998 have been submitted to (i) his Department and (ii) HS2 Ltd since 1 January 2010 concerning the High Speed 2 rail project.
       (171453)
241  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which consultancy firms have been paid in excess of £100,000 and (a) are being used and (b) have been used on the High Speed 2 rail project since 1 January 2011; and what their remit is in each such case.
       (171454)
242  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many individuals have been engaged by HS2 Ltd in the last 12 months via personal service companies.
       (171455)
243  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the number of businesses likely to close as a result of the construction of High Speed 2.
       (171456)
244  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much funding he expects to raise from local authorities who will benefit from High Speed 2.
       (171457)
245  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he will publish the report commissioned by HS2 Ltd from the companies Sinclair Knight Merz and Jacobs into the High Speed 2 modelling framework.
       (171458)
246  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when his Department will provide illustrative timetables that set out planned services for the West Coast Main Line following completion of High Speed 2.
       (171459)
247  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many smartphone apps his Department has launched.
       (171599)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Wales
248  
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what amount in block grant the Welsh Assembly will receive from the Government in the next five years.
       (171474)
249  
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what amount in block grant the Welsh Assembly has received from the UK Government in each of the last five years.
       (171475)
250  
Jonathan Edwards (Carmarthen East and Dinefwr): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has held with Network Rail on the psotponement of engineering works requiring the closure of the Severn tunnel on the weekend of 26-27 October 2013.
       (171332)
251  
Michael Fabricant (Lichfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, whether a per diem allowance is given to members of his Business Advisory Group.
       (171432)
252  
Julian Smith (Skipton and Ripon): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how much his Department spent on advertising with (a) The Guardian newspaper, (b) The Guardian website and (c) The Guardian Media Group in (i) 2009-10, (ii) 2010-11, (iii) 2011-12 and (iv) 2012-13.
       (171557)
Questions to the Minister for Women and Equalities
253 N
Mr Dominic Raab (Esher and Walton): To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what recent estimate she has made of the total cost to public bodies of implementing the Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties) Regulations 2011.
       (171260)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
254  
Mr William Bain (Glasgow North East): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will estimate how many people in each parliamentary constituency will be affected by changes in universal credit payments on and after its introduction as each increase in the personal income tax allowance planned by the Government takes effect thereafter; and what the average change per month in universal credit payments would be for any such people in each constituency.
       (171539)
255  
Mr William Bain (Glasgow North East): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will estimate the median wage in real terms of those people in (a) work or self-employment, (b) employed for 35 hours or more per week, (c) part-time employment and (d) self-employment in each (i) local authority area and (ii) parliamentary constituency in each year since 2008.
       (171562)
256 N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when his Department’s Annual Report and Accounts for 2012-13 will be published.
       (171284)
257  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of jobseeker's allowance claimants have been out of work for more than (a) 24, (b) 36 and (c) 48 months.
       (171429)
258  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many smartphone apps his Department has launched.
       (171601)
259  
Cathy Jamieson (Kilmarnock and Loudoun): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much was spent on refunding the cost of travel by jobseekers in Kilmarnock and Loudoun constituency between July 2013 and September 2013.
       (171476)
260  
Cathy Jamieson (Kilmarnock and Loudoun): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 4 June 2013, Official Report, columns 197-8W, on universal credit: Kilmarnock, if he will make it his policy to establish the numbers of claimants in each parliamentary constituency who will receive universal credit, but do not currently have a bank account.
       (171478)
261  
Cathy Jamieson (Kilmarnock and Loudoun): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 4 June 2013, Official Report, columns 197-8W, on universal credit: Kilmarnock, what progress he has made in providing support to working age claimants who currently have no bank accounts to ensure that they have access to suitable financial products and money advice before migrating to universal credit.
       (171479)
262  
Cathy Jamieson (Kilmarnock and Loudoun): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make it his policy to collect information by (a) parliamentary constituency and (b) local authority area on the number of claimants who have been allocated a prognosis of being unable to work for two years or more.
       (171481)
263  
Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North and Leith): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make it his policy to allocate specific weighting in the assessment for the daily living component of the personal independence payment where a person with mental health problems needs monitoring at night rather than help managing a specific activity.
       (171535)
264  
Ian Lucas (Wrexham): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer to the right hon. Member for St Helens South and Whiston, Official Report, column 237W, on housing benefit: social rented housing, if he will make it his policy to collect data on the number of people who will be affected by changes in housing benefit as a result of the under-occupancy penalty, by parliamentary constituency.
       (171347)
265  
Ian Lucas (Wrexham): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Kilmarnock and Loudon of 13 September 2013, Official Report, columns 922-3W, on housing benefit: social rented housing, if he will make it his policy to collect data on the number of armed forces veterans who will be affected by the under-occupancy penalty.
       (171348)
266 N
Jessica Morden (Newport East): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in Newport East constituency have a Motability vehicle.
       (171185)
267 N
Jessica Morden (Newport East): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many staff were employed in job centres in Wales as of 1 April (a) 2011, (b) 2012 and (c) 2013.
       (171238)
268  
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) prosecutions and (b) cautions for not paying the minimum wage there were in each UK constituency by region ranked in descending order in each of the last three years.
       (171530)
269 N
Stephen Timms (East Ham): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to paragraph 7, page 34 of 21st Century Welfare, Cm 7913, what recent assessment he has made of the scale of project required to make the 17 changes necessary to deliver a more integrated system; and if he will make a statement.
       (171117)
270 N
Stephen Timms (East Ham): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Oral Answer of the Prime Minister of 11 September 2013, Official Report, column 975, what definitions his Department uses of referring and signposting.
       (171118)
271 N
Stephen Timms (East Ham): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how his Department plans to calculate entitlement to universal credit for claimants with PAYE annual status.
       (171119)
272 N
Stephen Timms (East Ham): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the contribution by the Minister of State for Employment of 12 February 2013, Fourth Delegated Legislation Committee, column 19, what sanctions notifications will be in writing; in what proportion of cases that undertaking has been adhered to; and whether his Department plans to review that policy.
       (171120)
273  
Justin Tomlinson (North Swindon): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what funding his Department makes available to support jobseekers; and which of those funding schemes involve the transfer of money to (a) private and (b) public sector organisations.
       (171333)
274 N
Mr David Ward (Bradford East): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many employment and support allowance (ESA) applicants from Bradford were signed off ESA before their appeals were heard in the last 12 months.
       (171123)
275 N
Mr David Ward (Bradford East): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the success rate of appeals of decisions on entitlement to employment and support allowance from Bradford was in the last 12 months.
       (171141)
276  
Dr Eilidh Whiteford (Banff and Buchan): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, (a) how much and (b) what proportion of the discretionary housing payment budget has been allocated to target disabled people who live in significantly adapted properties in (i) 2012-13 and (ii) 2013-14 in (A) total and (B) each of Scotland's local authority areas.
       (171560)
277  
Dr Eilidh Whiteford (Banff and Buchan): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what definition of significantly adapted properties is used to calculate discretionary housing payments.
       (171561)
278  
Dr Eilidh Whiteford (Banff and Buchan): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what payments were made from the discretionary housing payment budget to each of Scotland's local authorities in (a) 2012-13 and (b) 2013-14; what proportion of the overall discretionary housing payment budget such payments represent in each local authority area; what such payments have now been allocated by each local authority; and whether an underspend of the discretionary housing payment budget is expected in any of those local authority areas.
       (171567)
279  
Dr Eilidh Whiteford (Banff and Buchan): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what payments his Department plans to make from the discretionary housing payment budget to each of Scotland's local authorities in the year 2014-15; and what proportion of the overall discretionary housing payment budget this represents in each local authority area.
       (171568)
280  
Dr Eilidh Whiteford (Banff and Buchan): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the entire discretionary housing payment budget has been allocated for 2013-14.
       (171569)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change
281 N
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what steps he has taken to reduce fuel poverty this winter.
   [Question Unstarred] R (900532)
282 N
Alison McGovern (Wirral South): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what steps he is taking to help households with their energy bills.
   [Question Unstarred]   (900515)
Questions to the Minister for the Cabinet Office
283  
Mr William Bain (Glasgow North East): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will estimate how many (a) men and (b) women in (i) full-time employment, (ii) part-time employment and (iii) self-employment in each parliamentary constituency earned less than the rate defined by the Living Wage Foundation as a living wage in (A) 2012 and (B) 2013 to date.
   [Transferred]   (171543)
Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
284  
Cathy Jamieson (Kilmarnock and Loudoun): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 11 June 2013, Official Report, columns 227-8W, on statutory sick pay, when he plans to consult on implementation of targeted tax relief on amounts of up to £500 paid by employers on health-related intervention recommended by the Health and Work Advisory Service.
   [Transferred]   (171477)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change
285  
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what assessment he has made of the extent to which the inclusion of aviation in the EU Emissions Trading System has led to a decrease in carbon emissions.
   [Transferred]   (171527)
286  
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what estimate he has made of the amount paid by UK airlines for emissions under the EU Emissions Trading Scheme since 2012.
   [Transferred]   (171532)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
287  
Ms Margaret Ritchie (South Down): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what discussions he has had with the (a) Electoral Office headquarters in Northern Ireland and (b) Electoral Commission regarding the ongoing work to update the Electoral Register in Northern Ireland; and if he will make a statement.
   [Transferred]   (171374)
288  
Ms Margaret Ritchie (South Down): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what assessment he has made of progress with the updating of the Electoral Register in Northern Ireland; and if he will make a statement.
   [Transferred]   (171375)

Prepared 17th October 2013