Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Friday 1 November 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 Friday 1 November 2013

(the ‘Questions Book’)

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on

Friday 1 November 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.

Friday 1 November  
Questions to the Attorney General
1 N
Diana Johnson (Kingston upon Hull North): To ask the Attorney General, how many referrals have been made to the Crown Prosecution Service by the police regarding child sexual offences in each of the last five years.
      (173475)
2  
Mr Gareth Thomas (Harrow West): To ask the Attorney General, how many visits Ministers from the Law Officers' Departments made to either the European Commission or the European Parliament in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12 and (c) 2012-13; and if he will make a statement.
      (173755)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills
3  
Mr Tom Clarke (Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will meet the UK Fashion and Textile Association and the British Bridal Suppliers Association to discuss the problem of counterfeit bridalwear being imported into the UK.
      (173615)
4 N
Nick de Bois (Enfield North): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment he has made of the effect on microbreweries of offering a rent only option to tied pubs.
      (173419)
5 N
Mr John Denham (Southampton, Itchen): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 18 October 2013, Official Report, columns 875-6W, on higher education: student numbers, how many four-year degree courses entitled students to (a) three and (b) four years of fee loans and maintenance support in each such year.
      (173468)
6 N
Bill Esterson (Sefton Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will make an assessment of the adequacy of the advice available to businesses employing fewer than 10 people from other business owners.
      (173552)
7  
Paul Flynn (Newport West): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what the priority markets for the UKTI Defence and Security Organisation (DSO) are; and in which other countries UKTI DSO is supporting campaigns in 2013-14.
      (173719)
8  
Nia Griffith (Llanelli): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, whether he plans to respond formally to the EU Steel Action Plan.
      (173816)
9  
Nia Griffith (Llanelli): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps his Department is taking to increase demand in key steel producing sectors including the construction industry.
      (173819)
10 N
Kerry McCarthy (Bristol East): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, whether a UK trade envoy will be in Sri Lanka in November 2013.
      (173469)
11 N
Iain McKenzie (Inverclyde): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment he has made of the potential effects of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between the EU and Canada on (a) Scotland and (b) Inverclyde constituency; and if he will make a statement.
      (173470)
12  
Jim Shannon (Strangford): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what recent discussions he has had with the New Zealand government on trade with India.
      (173675)
13  
Jim Shannon (Strangford): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what the value is of defence contracts with India for products made in Northern Ireland.
      (173676)
14  
Mr Gareth Thomas (Harrow West): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what estimate he has made of the possible financial implications of opting out of each of the police and criminal justice measures in the third pillar of the EU treaties; and if he will make a statement.
      (173629)
15  
Mr Gareth Thomas (Harrow West): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will make an assessment of the costs and benefits of a decision for the UK to leave the EU in his Department's area of responsibility; and if he will make a statement.
      (173734)
16  
Mr Gareth Thomas (Harrow West): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many visits Ministers from his Department made to either the European Commission or the European Parliament in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12 and (c) 2012-13; and if he will make a statement.
      (173754)
17  
Mr Gareth Thomas (Harrow West): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many visits the Permanent Secretary and the four next most senior civil servants in his Department made to the European Commission in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12 and (c) 2012-13; and if he will make a statement.
      (173775)
Questions to the Minister for the Cabinet Office
18  
Paul Flynn (Newport West): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of organising and hosting the Open Government Partnership summit in London on 31 October and 1 November 2013; which countries were invited to attend; which accepted and which declined; if he will publish all contributions from all participants on his departmental website without redaction; which hon. Members were invited to participate; what steps he plans to make to advertise the public availability of material from the summit; and what provision was made for access to the summit for members of the general public.
      (173554)
19  
Mr Gareth Thomas (Harrow West): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will make an assessment of the costs and benefits of a decision for the UK to leave the EU in his Department's area of responsibility; and if he will make a statement.
      (173735)
20  
Mr Gareth Thomas (Harrow West): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many visits Ministers from his Department made to either the European Commission or the European Parliament in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12 and (c) 2012-13; and if he will make a statement.
      (173756)
21  
Mr Gareth Thomas (Harrow West): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many visits the Permanent Secretary and the four next most senior civil servants in his Department made to the European Commission in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12 and (c) 2012-13; and if he will make a statement.
      (173776)
22 N
John Woodcock (Barrow and Furness): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the average weekly gross earnings of a full-time employed (a) man and (b) woman in the North West was in cash terms in each year since 1997.
      (173385)
23 N
John Woodcock (Barrow and Furness): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the number of excess winter deaths in (a) Barrow and Furness constituency, (b) Cumbria and (c) the North West in each of the last three years.
      (173550)
Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
24  
Mr Kevin Barron (Rother Valley): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he expects to sign the World Health Organisation Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products.
      (173589)
25  
Mr Simon Burns (Chelmsford): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many (a) prosecutions and (b) cautions there have been for not paying the minimum wage in Chelmsford constituency since the introduction of the minimum wage.
      (173810)
26  
Ann Coffey (Stockport): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many applications for refunds for what value of VAT under the tax-free shopping retail export scheme have been made in each of the last five years.
      (173800)
27  
Ann Coffey (Stockport): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the nationality of claimants under the tax-free shopping retail export scheme has been in each of the last five years.
      (173801)
28  
Ann Coffey (Stockport): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the value to the UK economy of the tax-free shopping retail scheme in each of the last five years.
      (173802)
29  
Ann Coffey (Stockport): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, in how many cases UK Asset Resolution has appointed LPA receivers to manage retail properties as a result of mortgage defaults by (a) number, (b) location, (c) value of properties and (d) current market value of such properties in each of the last five years.
      (173803)
30 N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion of married couples will benefit from the married couples tax allowance announced on 30 September 2013.
      (173489)
31 N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many families with children will benefit from the married couples tax allowance announced on 30 September 2013; and what proportion this is of (a) the total number of families with children in the UK and (b) the total number of couples set to benefit from the married couples tax allowance.
      (173490)
32 N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much his Department has spent on administering the UK Guarantees scheme to date.
      (173491)
33  
Nia Griffith (Llanelli): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will consider using EU Emissions Trading Scheme revenues to fund research, development and innovation projects in the steel sector.
      (173820)
34 N
Pauline Latham (Mid Derbyshire): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what has accrued to the Exchequer as a result of lowering the low value consignment relief threshold in the Finance Act 2011.
      (173389)
35  
Caroline Lucas (Brighton, Pavilion): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to Table 11.6 of the corporation tax statistics published by HM Revenue and Customs on 30 August 2013, what aggregate sums were paid and how many companies were making payment in each band of £10,000 between £10,000 and £49,999 for each year.
      (173561)
36  
Dr Matthew Offord (Hendon): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of the imposition of higher rates of stamp duty being levied on properties bought by non-EU (a) citizens and (b) companies.
      (173648)
37  
Mr Gareth Thomas (Harrow West): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the costs and benefits of a decision for the UK to leave the EU in his Department's area of responsibility; and if he will make a statement.
      (173751)
38  
Mr Gareth Thomas (Harrow West): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many visits Ministers from his Department made to either the European Commission or the European Parliament in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12 and (c) 2012-13; and if he will make a statement.
      (173772)
39  
Mr Gareth Thomas (Harrow West): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many visits the Permanent Secretary and the four next most senior civil servants in his Department made to the European Commission in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12 and (c) 2012-13; and if he will make a statement.
      (173792)
40 N
Justin Tomlinson (North Swindon): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much Vehicle Excise Duty has been raised by vehicle in each taxation category in each of the last five years.
      (173418)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
41  
Ann Coffey (Stockport): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the recommendations of the Grimsey Review into town centres; and if he will make a statement.
      (173804)
42  
Ann Coffey (Stockport): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when he expects the distressed retail property task force to make its final recommendations; and if he will make a statement.
      (173814)
43  
Ann Coffey (Stockport): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which organisations, panels, working groups, task forces and partnerships have been established by his Department with a brief to (a) regenerate town centres, high streets and markets and (b) provide support for the retail sector; and what the membership and terms of reference of such bodies are.
      (173841)
44  
Gordon Henderson (Sittingbourne and Sheppey): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will commission a review of the level of service offered to homeowners by property management companies.
      (173601)
45  
Mark Menzies (Fylde): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to ensure that planning inspectorates consider the importance of localism when assessing local plans.
      (173649)
46  
Mark Menzies (Fylde): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to promote the Help to Buy scheme in the North West.
      (173650)
47  
Mark Menzies (Fylde): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what discussions he has had with UK Trade & Industry on inward investments into enterprise zones.
      (173664)
48  
Mr Gareth Thomas (Harrow West): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will make an assessment of the costs and benefits of a decision for the UK to leave the EU in his Department's area of responsibility; and if he will make a statement.
      (173736)
49  
Mr Gareth Thomas (Harrow West): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many visits Ministers from his Department made to either the European Commission or the European Parliament in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12 and (c) 2012-13; and if he will make a statement.
      (173757)
50  
Mr Gareth Thomas (Harrow West): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many visits the Permanent Secretary and the four next most senior civil servants in his Department made to the European Commission in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12 and (c) 2012-13; and if he will make a statement.
      (173777)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
51  
Mark Menzies (Fylde): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps she is taking to promote UK tourism in seaside resorts during the low-season.
      (173665)
52  
Lucy Powell (Manchester Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate her Department has made of the average spend in fixed odd betting machines by each user in (a) Greater Manchester, (b) the North West and (c) the UK.
      (173706)
53  
Mr Gareth Thomas (Harrow West): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make an assessment of the costs and benefits of a decision for the UK to leave the EU in her Department's area of responsibility; and if she will make a statement.
      (173737)
54  
Mr Gareth Thomas (Harrow West): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many visits Ministers from her Department made to either the European Commission or the European Parliament in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12 and (c) 2012-13; and if she will make a statement.
      (173758)
55  
Mr Gareth Thomas (Harrow West): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many visits the Permanent Secretary and the four next most senior civil servants in her Department made to the European Commission in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12 and (c) 2012-13; and if she will make a statement.
      (173778)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence
56  
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his assessment is of the adequacy of the treatment for mental health issues available to soldiers in Northern Ireland.
      (173660)
57  
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans his Department has for the future use of Territorial Army bases in Northern Ireland.
      (173710)
58  
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what unmanned aerial system capability the Type 26 will have.
      (173654)
59  
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when the main components which make the Type 26 were agreed; who agreed them; and if he will make a statement.
      (173655)
60  
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what function the Type 26 will perform (a) strategically and (b) operationally.
      (173656)
61  
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what littoral capability the Type 26 will have.
      (173657)
62 N
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the speed with which Iran could use the centrifuge capability available to it to enrich enough uranium from the three and a half per cent purity required for civilian nuclear use to the 90 per cent purity required for weapons grade materials so as to manufacture a ballistically deliverable nuclear warhead.
      (173494)
63 N
Diana Johnson (Kingston upon Hull North): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what aircraft the RAF Red Arrows will be operating from 2018.
      (172409)
64  
Ian Lavery (Wansbeck): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether any jobs will be lost as a result of the decision to sell the two charter vessels procured under the Strategic Sealift Service private finance initiative.
      (173614)
65  
Mark Menzies (Fylde): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to visit the Weeton Barracks in Lancashire.
      (173651)
66 N
Ms Margaret Ritchie (South Down): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many cases of self-harm by civilian staff took place in military establishments in Northern Ireland in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
      (173411)
67 N
Ms Margaret Ritchie (South Down): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many cases of self-harm by civilian staff took place in military establishments in Northern Ireland between 1 April and 30 September 2013.
      (173412)
68 N
Ms Margaret Ritchie (South Down): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many cases of self-harm by soldiers took place in military establishments in Northern Ireland between 1 April and 30 September 2013.
      (173413)
69 N
Ms Margaret Ritchie (South Down): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many cases of self-harm by soldiers took place in military establishments in Northern Ireland in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
      (173414)
70 N
Ms Margaret Ritchie (South Down): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment he has made of the welfare of (a) soldiers and (b) civilian staff at Abercorn Barracks, Ballykinler, Co Down; and if he will make a statement.
      (173415)
71  
Mr Gareth Thomas (Harrow West): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make an assessment of the costs and benefits of a decision for the UK to leave the EU in his Department's area of responsibility; and if he will make a statement.
      (173738)
72  
Mr Gareth Thomas (Harrow West): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many visits Ministers from his Department made to either the European Commission or the European Parliament in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12 and (c) 2012-13; and if he will make a statement.
      (173759)
73  
Mr Gareth Thomas (Harrow West): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many visits the Permanent Secretary and the four next most senior civil servants in his Department made to the European Commission in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12 and (c) 2012-13; and if he will make a statement.
      (173779)
74  
Mr Gareth Thomas (Harrow West): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent representations (a) he and (b) Ministers in his Department have had in relation to military chains suspected of being stolen by commissioned officers during World War II.
      (173796)
Questions to the Deputy Prime Minister
75 N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, on how many occasions and for what reasons he has used military transport for domestic travel since taking office; and if he will provide a list of all such occasions.
      (173488)
76  
Mr Gareth Thomas (Harrow West): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what the cost to the public purse was of the referendum on the alternative vote.
      (173797)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Education
77  
Mr Simon Burns (Chelmsford): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what education schemes his Department has funded to promote literacy skills for (a) children and (b) adults with severe learning or physical disability in Chelmsford and Essex.
      (173809)
78  
Sir Menzies Campbell (North East Fife): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 2 July 2013, Official Report, column 600W on schools: sports, what guidance his Department issues to schools on what the appropriate weekly time allocation for PE at all four stages is.
      (173611)
79  
Sir Menzies Campbell (North East Fife): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will direct Ofsted to include a statement on the adequacy of PE provision in all Ofsted reports.
      (173612)
80  
Nic Dakin (Scunthorpe): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether people who did not achieve a GCSE grade A*-C in (a) English and (b) mathematics by the end of Year 11 will be expected to have done so by the age of 18 as part of 16-19 study programmes.
      (173821)
81  
Nic Dakin (Scunthorpe): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will list the 16-19 free schools that are operating in the 2012-13 academic year; how many (i) 16 and (ii) 17 year-olds have enrolled in each such school; and for how many students each school has been funded by the Education Funding Agency.
      (173822)
82  
Nic Dakin (Scunthorpe): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will list the university technical colleges operating in the 2012-13 academic year; and how many (a) 14, (b) 15, (c) 16, (d) 17 and (e) 18 year-olds have enrolled at each such college.
      (173823)
83  
Nic Dakin (Scunthorpe): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of 17 year-olds are participating in education or training in the 2012-13 academic year under the terms of the Education and Skills Act 2008.
      (173824)
84  
Mr George Galloway (Bradford West): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether an internal review of King's Science Academy, Bradford made a recommendation that the school's finances should be referred to the police for investigation.
      (173616)
85  
Mr George Galloway (Bradford West): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether financial irregularities at King's Science Academy, Bradford have been referred to the police for investigation.
      (173617)
86  
Mr George Galloway (Bradford West): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he has received a report from the police concerning financial irregularities at King's Science Academy, Bradford.
      (173618)
87  
John Hemming (Birmingham, Yardley): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will instruct Ofsted to provide the hon. Member for Birmingham, Yardley with the information he has requested about significant incident notifications.
      (173641)
88  
John Hemming (Birmingham, Yardley): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many notifications of significant incidents have been provided to Ofsted to date; what the date of each such incident was; whether a serious case review was performed of each such incident; what the age range of the child concerned in each such incident was; and on what date Ofsted was notified of the serious case review of each such incident.
      (173709)
89  
Caroline Lucas (Brighton, Pavilion): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what comparative assessment his Department has made of the effect on (a) pupil progress and (b) staff morale of (i) performance related pay and (ii) other methods to achieve and maintain high quality teaching and leadership in schools; and if he will make a statement.
      (173645)
90  
John Mann (Bassetlaw): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, which five schools were ranked highest in terms of pupils receiving special consideration marks for problems such as temporary illness in the most recent period for which figures are available.
      (173805)
91  
Mark Menzies (Fylde): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent representations he has received from parents on the establishment of free schools in Lancashire.
      (173666)
92  
Mr Gareth Thomas (Harrow West): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will make an assessment of the costs and benefits of a decision for the UK to leave the EU in his Department's area of responsibility; and if he will make a statement.
      (173739)
93  
Mr Gareth Thomas (Harrow West): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many visits Ministers from his Department made to either the European Commission or the European Parliament in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12 and (c) 2012-13; and if he will make a statement.
      (173760)
94  
Mr Gareth Thomas (Harrow West): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many visits the Permanent Secretary and the four next most senior civil servants in his Department made to the European Commission in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12 and (c) 2012-13; and if he will make a statement.
      (173780)
95 N
Mr David Ward (Bradford East): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how and by what mechanism his Department contacted West Yorkshire Police in April 2013 regarding the Department's investigation into Kings Science Academy in Bradford.
      (173516)
96 N
Mr David Ward (Bradford East): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, which police authority his Department contacted regarding its investigation into Kings Science Academy in Bradford.
      (173517)
97 N
Mr David Ward (Bradford East): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what information his Department provided to the police in April 2013 regarding its invstigation into Kings Science Academy in Bradford.
      (173518)
98 N
Mr David Ward (Bradford East): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will publish the interim report of March 2013 of his Department's inquiry into Kings Science Academy in Bradford.
      (173519)
99 N
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 3 June 2013, Official Report, column 1018W, on temporary employment, for what purpose each temporary member of staff has been recruited to his ministerial private office; and for how long each was employed.
      (173386)
100 N
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when he last attended Chequers; and what the purpose of that visit was.
      (173422)
101 N
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to reduce pay for senior staff in his Department.
      (173423)
102  
Simon Wright (Norwich South): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many schools with academy status have requested an amendment to their funding agreement to enable them to employ teachers without qualified teacher status.
      (173563)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change
103  
Nia Griffith (Llanelli): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what assessment he has made of the effect on the price of energy for energy intensive industries of policy measures including taxation, capacity and network levies, tariffs, and support mechanisms for renewables or other energy forms.
      (173817)
104  
Nia Griffith (Llanelli): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what comparative analysis he has made of energy costs for (a) the UK steel industry and (b) its main international competitors.
      (173818)
105  
Mark Menzies (Fylde): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what steps he is taking to ensure the long-term future of nuclear fuel manufacturing in the UK.
      (173795)
106  
David Morris (Morecambe and Lunesdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, which (a) nuclear projects and (b) reactors used for long-term plutonium management he expects to come online in the UK in the next 20 years.
      (173671)
107  
David Morris (Morecambe and Lunesdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what changes his Department is making to its plans for plutonium management as part of its plans for nuclear new build.
      (173672)
108  
David Morris (Morecambe and Lunesdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many tonnes of civilian-sourced plutonium the UK has had in its possession in each of the last 10 years; what changes in this amount he anticipates; and what plans he has to deal with this stockpile.
      (173673)
109 N
Steve Rotheram (Liverpool, Walton): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what discussions he has had with (a) British Gas, (b) EDF Energy, (c) E.ON, (d) nPower, (e) Scottish Power and (f) SSE on those companies' plans to reduce existing discounts for customers who pay their bills by direct debit.
      (173416)
110  
Mr Gareth Thomas (Harrow West): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, if he will make an assessment of the costs and benefits of a decision for the UK to leave the EU in his Department's area of responsibility; and if he will make a statement.
      (173740)
111  
Mr Gareth Thomas (Harrow West): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many visits Ministers from his Department made to either the European Commission or the European Parliament in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12 and (c) 2012-13; and if he will make a statement.
      (173761)
112  
Mr Gareth Thomas (Harrow West): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many visits the Permanent Secretary and the four next most senior civil servants in his Department made to the European Commission in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12 and (c) 2012-13; and if he will make a statement.
      (173781)
113  
Mr Gareth Thomas (Harrow West): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, if he will publish his Department's analysis of the European Union energy market; and if he will make a statement.
      (173798)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
114 N
Huw Irranca-Davies (Ogmore): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what information has been provided to his Department by staff of Woodchester Park in respect of changes in the badger population at that establishment and its associated facilities.
      (173388)
115 N
Cathy Jamieson (Kilmarnock and Loudoun): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the new protocol to the EU-Morocco Fisheries Partnership Agreement applies outside the Exclusive Economic Zone claimed by Morocco.
      (173545)
116 N
Cathy Jamieson (Kilmarnock and Loudoun): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 14 October 2013, Official Report, column 451W, on fisheries: Western Sahara, how the protocol, as initialled, will benefit Saharawi fishermen.
      (173546)
117 N
Cathy Jamieson (Kilmarnock and Loudoun): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 14 October 2013, Official Report, column 451W, on fisheries: Western Sahara, how he plans to ensure that the indigenous people of Western Sahara benefit from the geographical distribution of European funds for structural support and infrastructure.
      (173547)
118  
Mr Gareth Thomas (Harrow West): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the possible financial implications of opting out of each of the police and criminal justice measures in the third pillar of the EU treaties; and if he will make a statement.
      (173630)
119  
Mr Gareth Thomas (Harrow West): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the costs and benefits of a decision for the UK to leave the EU in his Department's area of responsibility; and if he will make a statement.
      (173741)
120  
Mr Gareth Thomas (Harrow West): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many visits Ministers from his Department made to either the European Commission or the European Parliament in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12 and (c) 2012-13; and if he will make a statement.
      (173762)
121  
Mr Gareth Thomas (Harrow West): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many visits the Permanent Secretary and the four next most senior civil servants in his Department made to the European Commission in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12 and (c) 2012-13; and if he will make a statement.
      (173782)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
122  
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his US counterpart on reports of interception of telephone and other messages in Northern Ireland and other parts of the UK.
      (173662)
123  
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations the Government has made to the government of India on violence against Christians and their property.
      (173667)
124  
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with (a) the President of the European Commission, (b) the President of the European Council and (c) EU heads of government about reform of the EU.
      (173668)
125  
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received on the treatment of religious and other minorities in Iran.
      (173711)
126  
Toby Perkins (Chesterfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Chinese counterparts on forced organ harvesting in that country.
      (173674)
127  
Jim Shannon (Strangford): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to prevent the persecution of Christians in Orissa State in India.
      (173677)
128  
Jim Shannon (Strangford): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Maldives counterpart on human rights issues and the persecution of Christians.
      (173678)
129 N
Gavin Shuker (Luton South): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of women who have been assisted by the Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative.
      (173473)
130  
Mr Andrew Smith (Oxford East): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received on whether the UN Interim Security Force for Abyei has at present the capacity to carry out a disarmament programme in the Abyei area of Sudan.
      (173590)
131  
Mr Andrew Smith (Oxford East): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will endorse the recent African Union Peace and Security Council call for implementation of a disarmament programme in the Abyei area of Sudan.
      (173591)
132  
Mr Andrew Smith (Oxford East): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if the UK will offer support to ensure that a disarmament programme in the Abyei area of Sudan is implemented.
      (173592)
133  
Sir Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he plans to announce a decision on the Marine Conservation Zone application by the Pitcairn Islands Council; and if he will make a statement.
      (173825)
134  
Sir Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has received (a) for and (b) against the creation of the Marine Conservation Zone proposed by the Pitcairn Islands Council; and if he will make a statement.
      (173826)
135  
Mr Gareth Thomas (Harrow West): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate he has made of the possible financial implications of opting out of each of the police and criminal justice measures in the third pillar of the EU treaties; and if he will make a statement.
      (173631)
136  
Mr Gareth Thomas (Harrow West): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the costs and benefits of a decision for the UK to leave the EU in his Department's area of responsibility; and if he will make a statement.
      (173742)
137  
Mr Gareth Thomas (Harrow West): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many visits Ministers from his Department made to either the European Commission or the European Parliament in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12 and (c) 2012-13; and if he will make a statement.
      (173763)
138  
Mr Gareth Thomas (Harrow West): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many visits the Permanent Secretary and the four next most senior civil servants in his Department made to the European Commission in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12 and (c) 2012-13; and if he will make a statement.
      (173783)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
139  
Mr Kevin Barron (Rother Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the conclusion by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence Quality and Outcomes Framework Advisory Committee at its meeting on 18 September 2013 that indicator OB001 on obesity was a less important indicator to keep in the Quality and Outcomes Framework.
      (173602)
140  
Mr Kevin Barron (Rother Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he has any plans to recommend that the obesity indicator should be dropped from the Quality and Outcomes Framework.
      (173603)
141  
Mr Kevin Barron (Rother Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of whether the indicators currently set out in the Quality and Outcomes Framework are effective in providing incentives to GPs to tackle obesity and overweight.
      (173604)
142 N
Luciana Berger (Liverpool, Wavertree): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to work with NHS England to use programme budgeting to assess public spending on mental health services in (a) 2012-13 and (b) 2013-14.
      (173541)
143 N
Luciana Berger (Liverpool, Wavertree): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will conduct a new psychiatric morbidity survey for children and adolescents.
      (173542)
144 N
Luciana Berger (Liverpool, Wavertree): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of NHS and social care spending on mental health support in England for (a) children, (b) adults of working age and (c) adults over 65 years old in 2012-13.
      (173543)
145 N
Luciana Berger (Liverpool, Wavertree): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to respond to the recommendations in the recent report by the Chief Medical Officer, Prevention Pays - our children deserve better, that there should be an annual survey of children's mental health and wellbeing and of investment in child and adolescent mental health services in England.
      (173553)
146  
Philip Davies (Shipley): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS wheelchair services are currently delivering the Child in a Chair in a Day model of wheelchair provision.
      (173560)
147  
Philip Davies (Shipley): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the number of disabled children in (a) Shipley constituency, (b) Yorkshire and (c) England who have been referred to a non-NHS provider for mobility equipment in each of the last five years.
      (173562)
148  
Philip Davies (Shipley): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many meeting requests he has received from charities and organisations working with disabled children; and how many of these he has (a) undertaken himself, (b) passed on to a Minister in his Department, (c) passed on to an official in his Department and (d) not responded to since September 2012.
      (173564)
149  
Philip Davies (Shipley): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the time between assessments and delivery of mobility equipment and wheelchairs to disabled children and young people.
      (173565)
150  
Philip Davies (Shipley): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many disabled children currently receive mobility equipment from the NHS on the day of assessment in (a) Yorkshire and (b) England.
      (173566)
151  
Philip Davies (Shipley): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effect on children's health and wellbeing of providing paediatric mobility equipment taking into account their (a) medical and (b) non-medical needs; and what guidance he has issued on this matter.
      (173568)
152  
Philip Davies (Shipley): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the NHS eligibility criteria for (a) powered wheelchairs, (b) e-motion wheels and (c) lightweight manual wheelchairs for disabled children in England.
      (173569)
153  
Philip Davies (Shipley): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the number of disabled children in (a) Shipley, (b) Yorkshire and (c) England who received from the NHS (i) powered wheelchairs with a riser, (ii) powered wheelchairs without a riser, (iii) lightweight manual wheelchairs and (iv) other powered mobility equipment in each of the last five years.
      (173642)
154  
Philip Davies (Shipley): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the number of disabled children in (a) Shipley, (b) Yorkshire and (c) England who have received from a non-NHS provider (i) powered wheelchairs with a riser, (ii) powered wheelchairs without a riser, (iii) lightweight manual wheelchairs and (iv) other powered mobility equipment in each of the last five years.
      (173643)
155  
Philip Davies (Shipley): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations he has received from (a) charities, (b) individuals and (c) hon. Members regarding paediatric wheelchair provision in the last 12 months.
      (173644)
156  
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he has taken to reduce the number of elderly winter deaths in (a) Lancashire and (b) the UK in winter 2013-14.
      (173572)
157  
Mrs Sharon Hodgson (Washington and Sunderland West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that provisions on autism are included in the mandate of Health Education England.
      (173708)
158 N
Charlotte Leslie (Bristol North West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what process was used for the recruitment of the executive director of NHS Property Services.
      (173533)
159 N
Charlotte Leslie (Bristol North West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 25 October 2013, Official Report, column 284W, on NHS Property Services, what criteria were used by NHS Property Services to determine the suitability of applicants for vacancies for (a) executive and (b) non-executive positions.
      (173534)
160  
Lucy Powell (Manchester Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average waiting time for a hospital appointment was in (a) Greater Manchester, (b) the North West and (v) the UK in each of the last five years.
      (173681)
161  
Lucy Powell (Manchester Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many midwives were working in the NHS (a) in Greater Manchester and (b) nationally in (i) 2010, (ii) 2011, (iii) 2012 and (iv) 2013.
      (173806)
162  
Lucy Powell (Manchester Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average waiting time in accident and emergency was in (a) Greater Manchester, (b) the North West and (c) the UK in each of the last four years.
      (173807)
163 N
Mr Jamie Reed (Copeland): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost was of his appeal against the judgement issued by Mr Justice Silber on 31 July 2013 in the High Court on the South London Healthcare Trust and Lewisham Hospital.
      (173441)
164  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his policy on the promotion of homoeopathy through the NHS Choices website is.
      (173639)
165 N
Dame Joan Ruddock (Lewisham, Deptford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what has been the cost of the High Court appeal by his Department in respect of the London Borough of Lewisham and Save Lewisham Hospital Campaign Ltd v Trust Special Administrator & Anr. Appeal to date.
      (173486)
166  
Jim Shannon (Strangford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many heart operations have taken place in each of the last five years.
      (173679)
167  
Jim Shannon (Strangford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what change in the number of heart operations there has been in each of the last five years.
      (173680)
168  
Mr Gareth Thomas (Harrow West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make an assessment of the costs and benefits of a decision for the UK to leave the EU in his Department's area of responsibility; and if he will make a statement.
      (173744)
169  
Mr Gareth Thomas (Harrow West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many visits Ministers from his Department made to either the European Commission or the European Parliament in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12 and (c) 2012-13; and if he will make a statement.
      (173765)
170  
Mr Gareth Thomas (Harrow West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many visits the Permanent Secretary and the four next most senior civil servants in his Department made to the European Commission in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12 and (c) 2012-13; and if he will make a statement.
      (173785)
171 N
Justin Tomlinson (North Swindon): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of the benefits of establishing a national epilepsy deaths register.
      (173417)
172 N
Justin Tomlinson (North Swindon): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of the state of care of epilepsy training.
      (173420)
173 N
John Woodcock (Barrow and Furness): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the likely number of excess winter deaths in 2013-14; and whether he has produced alternative estimates based on varying weather scenarios.
      (173551)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
174  
Oliver Colvile (Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to ensure that autism awareness training is available to all police officers.
      (173652)
175  
Philip Davies (Shipley): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the number of nationals in countries with no current freedom of labour rights to work in the UK who also have joint Romanian and Bulgarian citizenship.
      (173567)
176 N
Mr David Davis (Haltemprice and Howden): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the Wilson Doctrine on the interception of the telephone calls and electronic messages of hon. Members still applies; and whether the security agencies restrict co-operation with their American counterparts to prevent them applying such electronic surveillance to hon. Members and Members of the House of Lords.
      (173474)
177  
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking with the Northern Ireland Executive to address the failings identified by the Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration in relation to the e-borders scheme.
      (173659)
178  
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions her Department has had with the Northern Ireland Executive on the potential effects on countering terrorism in Northern Ireland of disclosures of classified material in newspapers.
      (173661)
179  
Caroline Lucas (Brighton, Pavilion): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 28 October 2013, Official Report, column 342W, on investigatory powers tribunal, what the definition is of the term frivolous.
      (173669)
180  
Pamela Nash (Airdrie and Shotts): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people aged 75 or over have applied (a) for a new passport and (b) to renew their passport in the last 12 months for which figures are available; and how many people at the minimum qualifying age and over have applied (i) for a new and (ii) for the renewal of a passport in each of the last five years.
      (173815)
181  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the visa requirements are for foreign students coming to the UK to study for longer than six months; and if she will make a statement.
      (173640)
182 N
Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on how many days in the last two years G4S had a full staff complement as specified in its contract at the immigration removal centres at (a) Brook House, Gatwick, (b) Tinsley House, Gatwick and (c) the Cedars, Pease Pottage.
      (173472)
183  
Mr Gareth Thomas (Harrow West): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the possible financial implications of opting out of each of the police and criminal justice measures in the third pillar of the EU treaties; and if she will make a statement.
      (173632)
184  
Mr Gareth Thomas (Harrow West): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make an assessment of the costs and benefits of a decision for the UK to leave the EU in her Department's area of responsibility; and if she will make a statement.
      (173745)
185  
Mr Gareth Thomas (Harrow West): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many visits Ministers from her Department made to either the European Commission or the European Parliament in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12 and (c) 2012-13; and if she will make a statement.
      (173766)
186  
Mr Gareth Thomas (Harrow West): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many visits the Permanent Secretary and the four next most senior civil servants in her Department made to the European Commission in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12 and (c) 2012-13; and if she will make a statement.
      (173786)
187 N
Mr Ben Wallace (Wyre and Preston North): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the work of the Prevent task force; and if she will make a statement.
      (173544)
188 N
John Woodcock (Barrow and Furness): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much core police funding her Department allocated to the (a) Cumbrian Police Authority or (b) Cumbrian Police and Crime Commissioner in (i) cash and (ii) real terms in each year since 1995-96.
      (173548)
Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development
189  
Andrew George (St Ives): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what estimate she has made of the number of people co-infected with HIV and tuberculosis who have access to anti-retroviral drug treatment.
      (173555)
190  
Andrew George (St Ives): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what estimate she has made of the number of people who developed active tuberculosis in 2012 but were not diagnosed or treated.
      (173556)
191  
Andrew George (St Ives): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans her Department has to support countries with high burdens of tuberculosis who are currently missing targets for mortality, prevalence and incidence as defined by the World Health Organisation.
      (173557)
192  
Andrew George (St Ives): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the current global incidence of tuberculosis; and if she will make a statement.
      (173559)
193  
Andrew George (St Ives): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to the May 2013 report of the UN High-Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda, what assessment she has made of the report's conclusion that investing in tuberculosis case finding and treatment is highly cost-effective.
      (173594)
194  
Sir Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what evaluation she has made of the economic added value to Pitcairn eco-tourism generated by the proposed Marine Conservation Zone; what assessment she has made of the saving in grant-in-aid by her Department that might arise if it were approved; and if she will make a statement.
      (173827)
195  
Mr Gareth Thomas (Harrow West): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make an assessment of the costs and benefits of a decision for the UK to leave the EU in her Department's area of responsibility; and if she will make a statement.
      (173746)
196  
Mr Gareth Thomas (Harrow West): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many visits Ministers from her Department made to either the European Commission or the European Parliament in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12 and (c) 2012-13; and if she will make a statement.
      (173767)
197  
Mr Gareth Thomas (Harrow West): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many visits the Permanent Secretary and the four next most senior civil servants in her Department made to the European Commission in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12 and (c) 2012-13; and if she will make a statement.
      (173787)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Justice
198  
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many offenders between the ages of 16 and 21 years have reoffended within one year of sentencing in (a) Lancashire and (b) the UK in the last five years.
      (173584)
199  
Richard Harrington (Watford): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how offenders will be moved between community rehabilitiation companies and the new National Probation Service; and what steps he has taken to mitigate other potential problems that may arise from urgent reclassification of offender risk levels under the Transforming Rehabilitation proposals.
      (173593)
200  
Dan Jarvis (Barnsley Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many volunteers work for Victim Support.
      (173646)
201  
Dan Jarvis (Barnsley Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many times he has met with police and crime commissioners to discuss the changes to Victim Support.
      (173647)
202  
Angela Smith (Penistone and Stocksbridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that autism awareness training is available to all staff in the criminal justice sector, in line with the Adult Autism Strategy.
      (173600)
203  
Mr Gareth Thomas (Harrow West): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the possible financial implications of opting out of each of the police and criminal justice measures in the third pillar of the EU treaties; and if he will make a statement.
      (173633)
204  
Mr Gareth Thomas (Harrow West): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will make an assessment of the costs and benefits of a decision for Britain to leave the EU in his Department's area of responsibility; and if he will make a statement.
      (173747)
205  
Mr Gareth Thomas (Harrow West): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many visits Ministers from his Department made to either the European Commission or the European Parliament in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12 and (c) 2012-13; and if he will make a statement.
      (173768)
206  
Mr Gareth Thomas (Harrow West): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many visits the Permanent Secretary and the four next most senior civil servants in his Department made to the European Commission in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12 and (c) 2012-13; and if he will make a statement.
      (173788)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
207  
Mr Gareth Thomas (Harrow West): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what estimate she has made of the possible financial implications of opting out of each of the police and criminal justice measures in the third pillar of the EU treaties; and if she will make a statement.
      (173634)
208  
Mr Gareth Thomas (Harrow West): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if she will make an assessment of the costs and benefits of a decision for Britain to leave the EU in her Department's area of responsibility; and if she will make a statement.
      (173748)
209  
Mr Gareth Thomas (Harrow West): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many visits Ministers from her Department made to either the European Commission or the European Parliament in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12 and (c) 2012-13; and if she will make a statement.
      (173769)
210  
Mr Gareth Thomas (Harrow West): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many visits the Permanent Secretary and the four next most senior civil servants in her Department made to the European Commission in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12 and (c) 2012-13; and if she will make a statement.
      (173789)
Questions to the Prime Minister
211 N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Prime Minister, on how many occasions and for what reasons he has used military transport for domestic travel since taking office; and if he will provide a list of all such occasions.
      (173487)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Scotland
212  
Mr Gareth Thomas (Harrow West): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what estimate he has made of the possible financial implications of opting out of each of the police and criminal justice measures in the third pillar of the EU treaties; and if he will make a statement.
      (173635)
213  
Mr Gareth Thomas (Harrow West): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if he will make an assessment of the costs and benefits of a decision for Britain to leave the EU in his Department's area of responsibility; and if he will make a statement.
      (173749)
214  
Mr Gareth Thomas (Harrow West): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many visits Ministers from his Department made to either the European Commission or the European Parliament in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12 and (c) 2012-13; and if he will make a statement.
      (173770)
215  
Mr Gareth Thomas (Harrow West): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many visits the Permanent Secretary and the four next most senior civil servants in his Department made to the European Commission in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12 and (c) 2012-13; and if he will make a statement.
      (173790)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport
216  
Ian Lavery (Wansbeck): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for what reason data from the Office of Rail Regulation showing that the East Coast Main Line (ECML) on passengers per train kilometre was not included in the ECML prospectus published by his Department on 25 October 2013; and if he will make a statement.
      (173613)
217  
Steve McCabe (Birmingham, Selly Oak): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress has been made on his Department's review of vehicle number plate security and integrity.
      (173558)
218  
Steve McCabe (Birmingham, Selly Oak): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport of 31 January 2013, Official Report, column 1153, on vehicle registration marks, what recent progress he has made on the drafting of a revised British standard for vehicle registration.
      (173571)
219 N
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will detail the number of maritime rescue co-ordination centres for which staffing levels dropped below risk-assessed levels nationally in each month from January to September 2013.
      (173535)
220 N
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he and officials in his Department have had with fire and rescue services nationally regarding their at-sea presence.
      (173536)
221 N
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, in which periods full shadow operations will be in place prior to the closure of the maritime rescue coordination centres in (a) Brixham, (b) Portland and (c) Solent.
      (173537)
222 N
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will publish details of the number and standing of the local experts from whom local intelligence was formally gathered prior to the closure of the Clyde, Forth and Yarmouth maritime rescue coordination centres.
      (173538)
223 N
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the likely effect of the Government's proposed changes to search and rescue co-ordination on the efficacy of local authority coastguards protecting local waters.
      (173539)
224  
Mark Menzies (Fylde): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to introduce a passing loop on the Blackpool South Line between Blackpool and Preston.
      (173663)
225  
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will take steps to ensure that the DVLA website records all speed limits in miles per hour rather than kilometres per hour.
      (173628)
226 N
Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what funding his Department has made available to support (a) footpaths and (b) bridleways in each of the local authority areas of West Sussex in each of the last 10 years.
      (173471)
227  
Mr Gareth Thomas (Harrow West): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an assessment of the costs and benefits of a decision for Britain to leave the EU in his Department's area of responsibility; and if he will make a statement.
      (173750)
228  
Mr Gareth Thomas (Harrow West): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many visits Ministers from his Department made to either the European Commission or the European Parliament in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12 and (c) 2012-13; and if he will make a statement.
      (173771)
229  
Mr Gareth Thomas (Harrow West): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many visits the Permanent Secretary and the four next most senior civil servants in his Department made to the European Commission in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12 and (c) 2012-13; and if he will make a statement.
      (173791)
230 N
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether direct train services from (a) Sandwell and Dudley and (b) Wolverhampton to London Euston will be reduced upon the completion of High Speed 2.
      (173387)
231 N
John Woodcock (Barrow and Furness): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many cyclists were (a) involved in reported accidents, (b) seriously injured and (c) killed on the national trunk road network in each of the last three years.
      (173549)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Wales
232  
Mr Gareth Thomas (Harrow West): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what estimate he has made of the possible financial implications of opting out of each of the police and criminal justice measures in the third pillar of the EU treaties; and if he will make a statement.
      (173636)
233  
Mr Gareth Thomas (Harrow West): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will make an assessment of the costs and benefits of a decision for Britain to leave the EU in his Department's area of responsibility; and if he will make a statement.
      (173752)
234  
Mr Gareth Thomas (Harrow West): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many visits Ministers from his Department made to either the European Commission or the European Parliament in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12 and (c) 2012-13; and if he will make a statement.
      (173773)
235  
Mr Gareth Thomas (Harrow West): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many visits the Permanent Secretary and the four next most senior civil servants in his Department made to the European Commission in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12 and (c) 2012-13; and if he will make a statement.
      (173793)
Questions to the Minister for Women and Equalities
236  
Mr Gareth Thomas (Harrow West): To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, if she will make an assessment of the costs and benefits of a decision for Britain to leave the EU in the Government Equalities Office's area of responsibility; and if she will make a statement.
      (173743)
237  
Mr Gareth Thomas (Harrow West): To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, how many visits Ministers from the Government Equalities Office made to either the European Commission or the European Parliament in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12 and (c) 2012-13; and if she will make a statement.
      (173764)
238  
Mr Gareth Thomas (Harrow West): To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, how many visits the Permanent Secretary and the four next most senior civil servants in the Government Equalities Office made to the European Commission in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12 and (c) 2012-13; and if she will make a statement.
      (173784)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
239  
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in (a) Ribble Valley constituency, (b) Lancashire and (c) the UK have consecutively claimed jobseeker's allowance for (i) over 12 months, (ii) over 24 months and (iii) over 36 months in the latest period for which figures are available.
      (173585)
240 N
Sheila Gilmore (Edinburgh East): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when each of the seven voluntary and third-sector projects established in March 2013 under the Help and Support for Separated Families Innovation Fund (a) will begin and (b) is due to finish.
      (173421)
241 N
Sheila Gilmore (Edinburgh East): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he plans to publish updated statistics for tables 3, 4, 5, 6, 10 and 11 of his Department's statistics bulletin, Employment and Support Allowance: outcomes of work capability assessments, published on 22 October 2013.
      (173540)
242  
Mr David Hanson (Delyn): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many personal independence payment assessment claims have been received by his Department to date.
      (173637)
243  
Mr David Hanson (Delyn): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many personal independence payment assessment claims received by his Department have been assessed within (a) 28 days, (b) 40 days, (c) more than 40 days and (d) more than 60 days of receipt.
      (173638)
244  
Mr David Hanson (Delyn): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the target is for completion of personal independence payment claims for people resident in Wales.
      (173658)
245  
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Answer of 25 April 2013, Official Report, columns 1080-2W, on jobseeker's allowance, how many claimants of jobseeker's allowance in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) the UK have (i) received a sanction and (ii) received a sanction and disputed it since 2012.
      (173570)
246  
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, in which month each request to audio tape a work capability assessment was made.
      (173712)
247  
Mr Gareth Thomas (Harrow West): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make an assessment of the costs and benefits of a decision for Britain to leave the EU in his Department's area of responsibility; and if he will make a statement.
      (173753)
248  
Mr Gareth Thomas (Harrow West): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many visits Ministers from his Department made to either the European Commission or the European Parliament in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12 and (c) 2012-13; and if he will make a statement.
      (173774)
249  
Mr Gareth Thomas (Harrow West): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many visits the Permanent Secretary and the four next most senior civil servants in his Department made to the European Commission in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12 and (c) 2012-13; and if he will make a statement.
      (173794)
Questions to the Minister for the Cabinet Office
250  
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many graduates have successfully applied for a paid job within one year after leaving university in (a) Lancashire and (b) the UK in the last five years.
   [Transferred]  (173583)
251  
Mrs Sharon Hodgson (Washington and Sunderland West): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, which Government departments include autism awareness in their (a) equality and diversity training and (b) single equality schemes.
   [Transferred]  (173707)
252  
Lucy Powell (Manchester Central): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many live births there were (a) in Greater Manchester and (b) nationally in (i) 2010, (ii) 2011, (iii) 2012 and (iv) 2013.
   [Transferred]  (173808)
Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
253  
Mr Gareth Thomas (Harrow West): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether she will publish her Department's analysis of the costs and benefits of opting out of Council Act 26, July 1995 drawing up the Convention on the protection of the European Communities financial interests; and if she will make a statement.
   [Transferred]  (173799)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
254  
Lucy Powell (Manchester Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for West Bromwich East of 23 October 2013, Official Report, column 299, when the Government’s review of fixed-odd betting terminals will report.
   [Transferred]  (173811)
255  
Lucy Powell (Manchester Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for West Bromwich East of 23 October 2013, Official Report, column 299, who will conduct the Government’s review of fixed-odd betting terminals.
   [Transferred]  (173812)
256  
Lucy Powell (Manchester Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for West Bromwich East of 23 October 2013, Official Report, column 299, when the Government’s review of fixed-odd betting terminals will begin.
   [Transferred]  (173813)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change
257  
David Morris (Morecambe and Lunesdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what the costs of securing civilian stocks of plutonium have been in each of the last five years; and what estimate she has made of such costs in each of the next 10 years.
   [Transferred]  (173670)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
258  
Mr Gareth Thomas (Harrow West): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if she will publish her Department's cost-benefit analysis of opting back in to Council Decision 2010/348/EC of 17 November 2008; and if she will make a statement.
   [Transferred]  (173653)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Justice
259  
Kwasi Kwarteng (Spelthorne): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to reduce waiting times for attendance allowance appeals.
   [Transferred]  (173588)

Prepared 1st November 2013