Notes:
* Indicates a Question for Oral Answer.
+ Indicates a Question not included in the random selection process but accepted because the quota for that day had not been filled.
[N] Indicates a Question for Written Answer on a named day, i.e. the Member has indicated under S.O. No. 22(4) the day on which he wishes the Question to be answered.
[R] Indicates that a relevant interest has been declared.


Questions for Oral or Written Answer

beginning on Monday 17 March 2014

(the ‘Questions Book’)


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

Monday 17 March  

Questions for Oral Answer

 
Oral Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence
 
* 1
Jesse Norman (Hereford and South Herefordshire): What steps he is taking to support small contractors in military procurement.
    (903043)
* 2
Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck (South Shields): What discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on staff pay and conditions in the new DE&S model.
    (903044)
* 4
Sarah Newton (Truro and Falmouth): What progress his Department has made on its planned increase in the activity of reserves in Cornwall.
    (903046)
* 5
Dr Thérèse Coffey (Suffolk Coastal): What assessment he has made of the effectiveness of military assistance provided to civil authorities during recent flooding.
    (903047)
* 6
Mr Robert Buckland (South Swindon): What plans he has to increase employment opportunities for the spouses of armed forces personnel.
    (903048)
* 7
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire): What recent progress he has made on the Army 2020 proposals.
    (903049)
* 8
Andrea Leadsom (South Northamptonshire): What progress he has made on using funding from LIBOR fines to benefit former and serving military personnel.
    (903050)
* 9
Thomas Docherty (Dunfermline and West Fife): What recent assessment he has made of the economic effects on West Fife of the Queen Elizabeth class carrier programme.
    (903051)
* 11
Andrew Stephenson (Pendle): What progress he has made on using funding from LIBOR fines to benefit former and serving military personnel.
    (903053)
* 12
Jason McCartney (Colne Valley): What discussions he has had with his counterparts in NATO member states in preparation for the NATO summit in September 2014.
    (903054)
* 13
Mr Dominic Raab (Esher and Walton): What steps he is taking to strengthen the armed forces covenant.
    (903055)
* 14
Oliver Colvile (Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport): What progress his Department has made on its procurement of three new offshore patrol vessels from BAE Systems.
    (903056)
* 15
Sir Edward Leigh (Gainsborough): What effect the Army 2020 review has had on the operational capability of the armed forces.
    (903057)
* 16
Martin Horwood (Cheltenham): What steps his Department is taking to support conflict prevention; and if he will make a statement.
    (903058)
* 17
Katy Clark (North Ayrshire and Arran): What recent progress his Department has made on its response to the internal radiation leak aboard HMS Vanguard; and if he will make a statement.
    (903059)
* 18
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk): What steps he plans to take to ensure that human rights legislation does not apply to troops deployed in combat operations.
    (903060)
* 19
Steve McCabe (Birmingham, Selly Oak): What recent progress he has made on upgrading army helicopter capability; and if he will make a statement.
    (903061)
* 20
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East): What arrangements have been made for the withdrawal of UK personnel and heavy equipment from Afghanistan through Russian territory; and if he will make a statement.
    (903062)
* 21
Graham Evans (Weaver Vale): What plans he has to increase employment opportunities for the spouses of armed forces personnel.
    (903063)
* 22
Mark Pawsey (Rugby): What steps he is taking to increase opportunities for injured service personnel to participate in competitive sporting events.
    (903064)
* 23
Dr Julian Huppert (Cambridge): What steps his Department is taking to support conflict prevention.
    (903065)
* 24
Henry Smith (Crawley): When the British Army plans to begin flying Watchkeeper unmanned aerial vehicles.
    (903066)
* 25
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire): What steps he is taking to improve the Army's recruitment process.
    (903067)
At 3.15pm
Topical Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence
The Members listed below have been selected by ballot to ask a Topical Question.
* 2
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire): If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
    (903069)
* 3
Sir Edward Leigh (Gainsborough):  
    (903070)
* 4
Richard Graham (Gloucester):  
    (903071)
* 5
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East):  
    (903072)
* 6
Mr Crispin Blunt (Reigate):  
    (903073)
* 7
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):  
    (903074)
* 8
Chi Onwurah (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):  
    (903075)
* 9
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):  
    (903076)
* 10
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East):  
    (903077)

Questions for Written Answer

Notices given on Monday 3 March

1
N
Alun Cairns (Vale of Glamorgan): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what funding his Department provided for staff to carry out trade union activities in each of the last three years; and how many days staff spent on those activities in each of those years.
    (190234)
2
N
Alun Cairns (Vale of Glamorgan): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what funding his Department provided for staff to carry out trade union activities in each of the last three years; and how many days staff spent on those activities in each of those years.
    (190235)
3
N
Alun Cairns (Vale of Glamorgan): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what funding his Department provided for staff to carry out trade union activities in each of the last three years; and how many days staff spent on those activities in each of those years.
    (190236)
4
N
Alun Cairns (Vale of Glamorgan): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what funding her Department provided for staff to carry out trade union activities in each of the last three years; and how many days staff spent on those activities in each of those years.
    (190237)
5
N
Alun Cairns (Vale of Glamorgan): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what funding his Department provided for staff to carry out trade union activities in each of the last three years; and how many days staff spent on those activities in each of those years.
    (190238)

Notices given on Tuesday 4 March

1
N
Dame Tessa Jowell (Dulwich and West Norwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what work his Department has commissioned on the use by migrants of UK welfare systems.
    (190447)

Notices given on Monday 10 March

1
N
Frank Dobson (Holborn and St Pancras): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer to Lord Lexden of 18 July 2013, Official Report, House of Lords, column 872, on the Profumo Inquiry, how many of the people interviewed by Lord Denning in his inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the resignation of Mr Profumo are still alive.
    (191368)
2
N
Karen Lumley (Redditch): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his policy is on the introduction of a salary sacrifice scheme for bus commuters.
    (191295)
3
N
Frank Dobson (Holborn and St Pancras): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many representations were received in response to the Environmental Statement on (a) the High Speed 2 project and (b) the High Speed 2/High Speed 1 link project.
    (191365)
4
N
Frank Dobson (Holborn and St Pancras): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many representations from Londoners were received in response to the Environmental Statement on (a) the High Speed 2 project and (b) the High Speed 2/High Speed 1 link project.
    (191366)
5
N
Frank Dobson (Holborn and St Pancras): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many representations were received in response to the Environmental Statement on (a) the High Speed 2 project and (b) the High Speed 2/High Speed 1 link project in each week of the consultation.
    (191367)
6
N
Karen Lumley (Redditch): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to increase rail competition for passengers on the West Coast Main Line.
    (191294)
7
N
Karen Lumley (Redditch): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to help young people in apprenticeship schemes with the cost of travel to work by bus.
    (191296)
8
N
Karen Lumley (Redditch): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate his Department has made of the economic costs and potential benefits of a salary sacrifice scheme for bus commuters.
    (191297)

Notices given on Tuesday 11 March

1
N
Dr Julian Huppert (Cambridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what amount the Government has spent on research on type one diabetes in each of the last five years for which figures are available.
    (191682)
2
N
Pauline Latham (Mid Derbyshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what progress he has made on developing a global standard of financial transparency in the extractive industry.
    (191496)
3
N
Ian Murray (Edinburgh South): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what recent discussions his Department has had with (a) Post Office Limited, (b) the National Federation of Sub Postmasters, (c) the Department for Work and Pensions and (d) the Treasury on the future of the Post Office card account.
    (191517)
4
N
Andrew Percy (Brigg and Goole): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many businesses in (a) Brigg and Goole constituency and (b) Yorkshire and the Humber employed an apprentice in each of the last five years.
    (191636)
5
N
Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what the Government's objectives are in the work of the Doha Development Agenda.
    (191482)
6
N
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the change in numbers of civil servants working less than 20 hours per week was between January 2010 and January 2014.
    (191685)
7
N
Chi Onwurah (Newcastle upon Tyne Central): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether he plans to publish the report of the independent project review of the Counter Fraud Checking Service once it is completed.
    (191593)
8
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, which consumer goods products sold in the UK are subject to the highest levels of tax per product; what the level of tax is on each such product; and if he will make a statement.
    (191591)
9
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much the average UK consumer pays per year in (a) fuel duty and (b) alcohol excise duty; and if he will make a statement.
    (191592)
10
N
Diana Johnson (Kingston upon Hull North): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many women have been short-listed for positions on the Monetary Policy Committee since 2010; how many of those on each (a) short-listing panel and (b) appointments panel were women; and what steps he has taken to identify qualified female candidates and encourage them to apply.
    (191539)
11
N
Diana Johnson (Kingston upon Hull North): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many women were short-listed for the position of Deputy Governor of the Bank of England; how many of those on the (a) short-listing panel and (b) appointments panel were women; and what steps he took to identify qualified female candidates and encourage them to apply for that position.
    (191680)
12
N
Pauline Latham (Mid Derbyshire): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what savings have accrued to the Exchequer as a result of lowering the Low Value Consignment Relief threshold in the 2011 Finance Bill from £18 to £15.
    (191497)
13
N
Mr Jim Murphy (East Renfrewshire): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much was paid in working tax credits payments to recipients in (a) Glasgow, (b) Edinburgh, (c) Dundee and (d) Aberdeen in the last year.
    (191622)
14
N
Andrew Percy (Brigg and Goole): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of small businesses in Brigg and Goole constituency which will be affected by the extension of the small business rate relief scheme to March 2015.
    (191639)
15
N
Ms Karen Buck (Westminster North): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many and what proportion of London households in temporary accommodation were in (a) private sector leased properties, (b) hotels, (c) bed and breakfast, (d) local authority registered social landlord property and (e) other accommodation (i) at the most recent date for which figures are available and (ii) at 31 March 2010.
    (191531)
16
N
Ms Karen Buck (Westminster North): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much his Department has given to each (a) local authority and (b) other organisation to deliver the Gold Standard homelessness initiative.
    (191532)
17
N
Chi Onwurah (Newcastle upon Tyne Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the benefits of self-help housing schemes for Newcastle upon Tyne's housing stock.
    (191644)
18
N
Andrew Percy (Brigg and Goole): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what value of grants has been issued in (a) Brigg and Goole constituency and (b) Yorkshire and the Humber under the New Homes Bonus Scheme since that scheme's introduction.
    (191637)
19
N
Mr Ben Wallace (Wyre and Preston North): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will make it his policy that planning permission is only granted on condition that shale gas pads pipe water and gas on and off sites.
    (191481)
20
N
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on how many occasions military personnel were deployed on the streets of Northern Ireland to deal with explosive devices in 2013.
    (191686)
21
N
Vernon Coaker (Gedling): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate his Department has made of how many veterans of the D-Day landings will travel to Normandy for the 70th anniversary of those landings.
    (191645)
22
N
Vernon Coaker (Gedling): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to assist veterans of the D-Day landings to take part in the Normandy 70 commemorations.
    (191646)
23
N
Vernon Coaker (Gedling): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans his Department has to hold a national event in London to mark the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings.
    (191647)
24
N
Vernon Coaker (Gedling): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what representations his Department has received about holding a national event in London to mark the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings.
    (191648)
25
N
Gemma Doyle (West Dunbartonshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the potential cost of implementing the recommendations of the Veterans' Transition Review, published on 11 February 2014.
    (191553)
26
N
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what proportion of the UK's gross domestic product the Government spend on defence; and what steps he is taking to encourage the UK's NATO allies to match this proportion.
    (191555)
27
N
Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when Ministers in his Department were first made aware of problems with the reactor cooling systems at the Dounreay Naval Reactor Test Establishment; and which Minister was so informed.
    (191631)
28
N
Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on what date in January 2012 the problem with the reactor cooling systems at the Dounreay Naval Reactor Test Establishment was detected.
    (191632)
29
N
Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for what reasons there are no Royal Navy vessels on duty in the Far East.
    (191479)
30
N
Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what type of ships are held for Maritime Security Operations in Gibraltar.
    (191480)
31
N
Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what types of vessels are assigned to UK contingency operations; and at what notice each such type of vessel is held.
    (191492)
32
N
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 10 March 2014, Official Report, column 33W, on unmanned air vehicles, if he will publish a complete list of countries to which his Department has sent pilots to operate unmanned aircraft.
  [R] (191683)
33
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, which schools he and other Ministers in his Department have visited since May 2010.
    (191588)
34
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, which schools officials in his Department have visited in connection with finding (a) permanent and (b) temporary sites for free schools due to open in September 2014.
    (191589)
35
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the names are of the free school projects proposed to open in (a) 2013-14 and (b) 2014-15 that have been cancelled or withdrawn; and what the pre-opening expenditure was for each of those projects.
    (191590)
36
N
Gregg McClymont (Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what estimate he has made of the change in energy costs for the average household of pensionable age since May 2010.
    (191514)
37
N
Mr Ben Wallace (Wyre and Preston North): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what steps he is taking to develop a UK standard in mitigation measures, operating conditions and planning requirements for shale gas pads.
    (191483)
38
N
Huw Irranca-Davies (Ogmore): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will publish the Independent Expert Report on the badger cull in Somerset and Gloucester before the debate on the badger cull takes place in the House on 13 March 2014.
    (191688)
39
N
Richard Burden (Birmingham, Northfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Israeli authorities about their handling of visa requests from Palestinian medical students for travel to the UK in connection with the work of the International Federation of Medical Students' Association; and if he will make a statement.
    (191541)
40
N
Thomas Docherty (Dunfermline and West Fife): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 10 March 2014, Official Report, column 46W, on Falkland Islands, and with reference to the Answer from the Minister for Universities and Science of 27 January 2014, Official Report, column 447W, on overseas students, British Overseas Territories, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills on the correct use of the name of the Falkland Islands by Government departments; and what cross-governmental guidance his Department has issued on this matter.
    (191513)
41
N
Jack Lopresti (Filton and Bradley Stoke): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what effect the reported interception of Iranian arms shipments to Gaza has had on his assessment of the role of President Rouhani in promoting stability in the Middle East.
    (191537)
42
N
Luciana Berger (Liverpool, Wavertree): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many accident and emergency attendances there were by children in each year since 2010.
    (191579)
43
N
Ms Karen Buck (Westminster North): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what (a) change and (b) percentage change there was in the estimated number of delayed discharges in each London hospital trust in each of the last four years.
    (191534)
44
N
Ms Karen Buck (Westminster North): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what (a) change and (b) percentage change there was in Accident and Emergency (i) admissions and (ii) attendance in each NHS trust in each of the last 4 years.
    (191535)
45
N
Mr Simon Burns (Chelmsford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which technology appraisals conducted by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence and completed in each year since 2005 (a) did and (b) did not have a Patient Access Scheme attached to them for consideration; to what technology each such Patient Access Scheme related; what the outcome of the appraisal in each case was; and in each such case whether the technology was (i) fully recommended, (ii) partly recommended and (iii) not recommended.
    (191488)
46
N
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department has issued any guidance to hospital trusts on the management of car parks and the issuing of parking charge notices.
    (191556)
47
N
Nic Dakin (Scunthorpe): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS providers deliver care that meets the quality statements contained within QS33, the quality standard for rheumatoid arthritis development by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.
    (191640)
48
N
Barbara Keeley (Worsley and Eccles South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many former staff of the NHS Information Centre were employed in the Health and Social Care Information Centre.
    (191490)
49
N
Barbara Keeley (Worsley and Eccles South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many senior staff at what level in the Health and Social Care Information Centre previously worked at the NHS Information Centre.
    (191491)
50
N
Barbara Keeley (Worsley and Eccles South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the (a) outside earnings from use of data, (b) third party payment of staffing costs and (c) other funding sources of the operations and staffing of the Health and Social Care Information Centre are.
    (191540)
51
N
Andrew Selous (South West Bedfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many ground E abortions for cleft palate were diagnosed by (a) ultrasound and (b) other diagnostic tests in each of the last 10 years; what other methods of diagnosis were listed under other; and how many such diagnoses which did not result in abortion were recorded in the same period.
    (191643)
52
N
Mr Andy Slaughter (Hammersmith): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the name, job title and salary level is of each director who has worked in NHS England since its formation.
    (191533)
53
N
Diana Johnson (Kingston upon Hull North): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she or Ministers in her Department have had with (a) Association of Chief Police Officers and (b) Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) about HMIC conducting a review of police forces' performance in issuing and monitoring firearms certificates; and if she will make it her policy to request HMIC undertake such a review.
    (191516)
54
N
Diana Johnson (Kingston upon Hull North): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she intends to answer Named Day written question 185520 tabled on 28 January 2014 for answer on 3 February 2014; and what the reasons are for the delay in answering this question.
    (191536)
55
N
Helen Jones (Warrington North): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions she has had with chief constables on the proportion of reported rape cases being referred to the Crown Prosecution Service for a decision on prosecution; and if she will make a statement.
    (191428)
56
N
Mr Michael Meacher (Oldham West and Royton): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will extend the review into the Special Demonstration Squad to include also the National Public Order Intelligence Unit.
    (191566)
57
N
Dan Jarvis (Barnsley Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will publish a detailed breakdown of his Department's £85 million budget for a Secure College.
    (191649)
58
N
Dan Jarvis (Barnsley Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether his Department maintains a public register of restorative justice and similar schemes operating in England and Wales.
    (191650)
59
N
Dan Jarvis (Barnsley Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many offenders have been electronically monitored under Part 3 of the Criminal Justice and Court Services Act 2000 since its introduction.
    (191651)
60
N
Dan Jarvis (Barnsley Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many young offenders have breached referral orders in each year since they were introduced.
    (191652)
61
N
Sadiq Khan (Tooting): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) acts of active concerted indiscipline, (b) acts of passive concerted indiscipline, (c) hostage situations and (d) incidents at height occurred in the prison system between 2 and 9 March 2014.
    (191678)
62
N
Sadiq Khan (Tooting): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many deaths in custody there were in the secure estate between 2 and 9 March 2014.
    (191679)
63
N
Jessica Morden (Newport East): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many private family law cases there were in (a) Gwent and (b) Wales civil and family tribunals cluster between April 2012 and April 2013; and in how many such cases both parties had legal representation.
    (191564)
64
N
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what recent discussions he has had with Scottish organisations and businesses on their preferred currency in an independent Scotland.
    (191554)
65
N
Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, when his Department was first informed of the problem with the reactor cooling system at the Dounreay Naval Reactor Test Establishment.
    (191633)
66
N
Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, whether his predecessor was informed of the problem with the reactor cooling systems at the Dounreay Naval Reactor Test Establishment when he visited the facility on 2 April 2012.
    (191634)
67
N
Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, whether he was informed of the problem with the reactor cooling system at the Dounreay Naval Reactor Test Establishment on taking office.
    (191635)
68
N
Mr Clive Betts (Sheffield South East): To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what the electoral registration figures were in each ward in the recent confirmation dry run conducted by Sheffield City Council.
    (191538)
69
N
Diana Johnson (Kingston upon Hull North): To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what the electoral registration figures were in each ward in the recent confirmation dry run conducted in Hull.
    (191489)
70
N
Helen Jones (Warrington North): To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what the electoral registration figures were in each ward in Warrington North constituency in the recent confirmation dry run.
    (191487)
71
N
Sadiq Khan (Tooting): To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what the electoral registration figures were in each ward in the recent confirmation dry run conducted in the London Borough of Wandsworth.
    (191641)
72
N
Sadiq Khan (Tooting): To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, how many voters in (a) London, (b) each London borough and (c) each parliamentary constituency in London could not be matched as part of the recent confirmation dry run carried out by the Electoral Commission.
    (191642)
73
N
Sadiq Khan (Tooting): To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what the electoral registration figures were in the recent confirmation dry run conducted in (a) each London borough and (b) each parliamentary constituency in London.
    (191681)
74
N
Stuart Andrew (Pudsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans his Department has to introduce car parking charges at rail stations in West Yorkshire as part of the Northern franchise.
    (191687)
75
N
Richard Burden (Birmingham, Northfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answers of 22 November 2013, Official Report, column 1052W, on road traffic control, and of 11 December 2013, Official Report, column 221W, on roads: repair and maintenance, what the real terms funding for local road maintenance spent but not announced was in (a) 2010, (b) 2011, (c) 2012 and (d) 2013.
    (191630)
76
N
Gregg McClymont (Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent estimate he has made of the number of people of pensionable age using rail services.
    (191515)
77
N
Gregg McClymont (Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the average change in rail fares was in each of the last five years.
    (191557)
78
N
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the pension entitlement is of people of pensionable age who served long sentences in prison.
    (191684)
79
N
Tim Farron (Westmorland and Lonsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to tackle delays faced by people waiting for a medical assessment following their application for personal independence payment.
    (191500)
80
N
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of (a) new joseeker's allowance claimants and (b) existing jobseeker's allowance claimants reporting a change in circumstances receive their benefit payments within (i) one week, (ii) two weeks, (iii) three weeks, (iv) four weeks, (v) eight weeks, (vi) 12 weeks and (vii) more than 12 weeks.
    (191498)
81
N
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of (a) new employment and support allowance claimants and (b) existing employment and support allowance claimants reporting a change in circumstances receive their benefit payments within (i) one week, (ii) two weeks, (iii) three weeks, (iv) four weeks, (v) eight weeks, (vi) 12 weeks and (vii) more than 12 weeks.
    (191499)
82
N
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make an assessment of the potential effect on the housing benefit budget of limiting all rents to local authority rent levels.
    (191578)
83
N
Ian Lucas (Wrexham): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what his policy is on the payment of benefits into post office card accounts.
    (191484)
84
N
Ian Lucas (Wrexham): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what his policy is on the payment of pensions into post office card accounts.
    (191485)
85
N
Ian Lucas (Wrexham): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent discussions he has had with the Welsh Executive on the closure of the Independent Living Fund.
    (191486)
86
N
Gregg McClymont (Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent estimate he has made of the number of people of pensionable age providing unpaid childcare support.
    (191512)
87
N
Mr Michael Meacher (Oldham West and Royton): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many benefit claimants have been sanctioned for (a) four weeks, (b) three months and (c) three years in each month since January 2010.
    (191565)
88
N
Mr Jim Murphy (East Renfrewshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much was paid in disability living allowance and personal independence payments to recipients in (a) Glasgow, (b) Edinburgh, (c) Dundee and (d) Aberdeen in the last year.
    (191621)
89
N
Mr Jim Murphy (East Renfrewshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much was paid in employment and support allowance payments to recipients in (a) Glasgow, (b) Edinburgh, (c) Dundee and (d) Aberdeen in the last year.
    (191623)
90
N
Mr Jim Murphy (East Renfrewshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much was paid in jobseeker's allowance payments to recipients in (a) Glasgow, (b) Edinburgh, (c) Dundee and (d) Aberdeen in the last year.
    (191624)
91
N
Mr Jim Murphy (East Renfrewshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much in housing benefit payments was paid to recipients in (a) Glasgow, (b) Edinburgh, (c) Dundee and (d) Aberdeen in the last year.
    (191626)
92
N
Ian Murray (Edinburgh South): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment his Department has made of the future use of the Post Office Card Account; and if he will make a statement.
    (191493)
93
N
Ian Murray (Edinburgh South): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent discussions his Department has had with the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills on the future use of the Post Office Card Account.
    (191494)
94
N
Ian Murray (Edinburgh South): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent discussions his Department has had with (a) Post Office Limited and (b) the National Federation of Sub-Postmasters on the future use of the Post Office Card Account.
    (191495)
95
N
Andrew Percy (Brigg and Goole): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of people in Brigg and Goole constituency who have begun an apprenticeship through support provided on the work programme.
    (191638)
96
N
Rachel Reeves (Leeds West): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the Universal Credit system will accept new claims for employment and support allowance by the end of 2016.
    (191507)
97
N
Rachel Reeves (Leeds West): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether claimants who begin claiming employment and support allowance prior to new claims being accepted by the Universal Credit system will be transferred to the universal credit system by the start of 2017 or end of 2017.
    (191508)
98
N
Rachel Reeves (Leeds West): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the universal credit system will accept (a) any and (b) all new claims for employment and support allowance at the start of 2017 or end of 2017.
    (191509)
99
N
Rachel Reeves (Leeds West): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the cost of processing a change in a claimant's circumstances when he or she (a) moves to live in an area where universal credit is not being piloted, (b) forms a new relationship and are re-classified as part of a couple and (c) has a child.
    (191510)
100
N
Rachel Reeves (Leeds West): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the IT systems supporting universal credit are able to process a change in a claimant's circumstances when he or she (a) moves to live in an area where universal credit is not being piloted, (b) forms a new relationship and is re-classified as part of a couple and (c) has a child.
    (191511)
101
N
Stephen Timms (East Ham): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people and what proportion of the working population have been in receipt of incapacity benefit or employment and support allowance for over (a) two years, (b) five years and (c) 10 years in each region of England.
    (191625)
102
N
Stephen Timms (East Ham): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many of the claimants who have returned to Jobcentre Plus after 104 weeks on the Work Programme are attached to each jobcentre in the UK; and what proportion of each jobcentre's caseload such people represent.
    (191627)
103
N
Stephen Timms (East Ham): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people and what proportion of the working age population have been in receipt of jobseeker's allowance for over (a) two years, (b) five years and (c) 10 years in each region of England.
    (191628)
104
N
Stephen Timms (East Ham): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what effect on the budget of universal credit the decision to develop a second IT system will have; and if he will make a statement.
    (191629)

Notices given on Wednesday 12 March

1
 
Hilary Benn (Leeds Central): To ask the Attorney General, what estimate he has made of the empty property business rates for the vacant properties recorded on the e-PIMS database owned by (a) the Law Officers' Departments and (b) any executive agencies or non-departmental public bodies of the Law Officers' Departments in the current financial year.
    (191801)
2
 
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Dwyfor Meirionnydd): To ask the Attorney General, how many people have been (a) charged and (b) prosecuted under sections 2A and 4A of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997.
    (191735)
3
 
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Dwyfor Meirionnydd): To ask the Attorney General, how many people have been charged under (a) section 2A and (b) section 4A of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 in each police force in England and Wales since those sections came into force.
    (191736)
4
 
Hilary Benn (Leeds Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what estimate he has made of the empty property business rates for the vacant properties recorded on the e-PIMS database owned by (a) his Department and (b) any executive agencies or non-departmental public bodies of his Department in the current financial year.
    (191800)
5
N
Tom Blenkinsop (Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how much UK Trade & Investment has spent in the (a) production and (b) postage of promotional materials to hon. Members in each year since 2010.
    (191749)
6
 
Zac Goldsmith (Richmond Park): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 11 March 2014, Official Report, columns 170-1W, on public sector: food, how much funding is provided by his Department to strengthen supply chains.
    (191715)
7
 
Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what his assessment is of the potential financial and commercial implications for the UK information techology industry of the release of classified material relating to the operation of the intelligence and security services by Edward Snowden; and if he will make a statement.
    (191824)
8
 
Hilary Benn (Leeds Central): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the empty property business rates for the vacant properties recorded on the e-PIMS database owned by (a) his Department and (b) any executive agencies or non-departmental public bodies of his Department in the current financial year.
    (191802)
9
N
Richard Burden (Birmingham, Northfield): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much each Government department has allocated to charitable, benevolent or philanthropic institutions to deliver programmes through the Charities Act 2006 to date.
    (191743)
10
 
Katy Clark (North Ayrshire and Arran): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, which statistics identified as high impact outputs with less widespread support by the Office for National Statistics in consultation on statistical products 2013 have had funding secured for their compilation in 2014-15.
    (191785)
11
 
Katy Clark (North Ayrshire and Arran): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will take steps to ensure that all statistics identified as high impact outputs with less widespread support by the Office for National Statistics in its consultation on statistical products 2013 will continue to be funded for 2014-15.
    (191818)
12
N
Margaret Curran (Glasgow East): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people aged 18 to 24 years old in Scotland have been unemployed for (a) six months, (b) one year, (c) two years and (d) more than two years.
    (191751)
13
 
Dr William McCrea (South Antrim): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what change there has been in (a) gross and (b) net immigration into Northern Ireland in the last three years.
    (191872)
14
 
Hilary Benn (Leeds Central): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the empty property business rates for the vacant properties recorded on the e-PIMS database owned by (a) his Department and (b) any executive agencies or non-departmental public bodies of his Department in the current financial year.
    (191814)
15
N
Philip Davies (Shipley): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will include in his Budget 2014 measures included in the wine and spirit trade association submission.
    (191799)
16
 
Caroline Dinenage (Gosport): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will bring forward proposals to ensure greater transparency in credit scoring procedures.
    (191704)
17
N
Richard Harrington (Watford): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had on the effects of Shared Appreciation Mortgage schemes on the status of estates left behind after the death of the loan applicant.
    (191780)
18
 
Dr William McCrea (South Antrim): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will take steps to ensure that the tax system does not disadvantage families with stay-at-home mothers.
    (191887)
19
 
Dr William McCrea (South Antrim): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the loss of tax revenue arising from fuel laundering across the land border with the Republic of Ireland.
    (191890)
20
 
Dr William McCrea (South Antrim): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the loss of revenue arising from cigarette smuggling across the land border with the Republic of Ireland.
    (191891)
21
 
Dr William McCrea (South Antrim): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many fines have been imposed to employers in Northern Ireland since 2012 for not paying the national minimum wage.
    (191892)
22
N
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St Edmunds): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the number of individual taxpayers in each £1,000 band of gross income between £40,000 and £70,000.
    (191879)
23
N
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St Edmunds): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the potential cost to the public purse of raising the income tax personal allowance for 2014-15 from £10,000, (a) £10,550, (b) £11,000, (c) £11,500, (d) £12,000, (e) £12,500 and (f) £13,000.
    (191880)
24
 
Henry Smith (Crawley): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of how much air passenger duty revenue is lost annually as a result of passengers multi-ticketing via foreign hub airports; and if he will make a statement.
    (191851)
25
 
Henry Smith (Crawley): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much air passenger duty revenue he expects will not accrue to the Exchequer in 2013-14 as a result of multi-ticketing via foreign hubs; and if he will make a statement.
    (191852)
26
N
Hilary Benn (Leeds Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, on what proportion of occasions when a fire engine was despatched in response to a 999 call (a) a police vehicle and (b) an ambulance was also sent to the same incident in the last year for which figures are available.
    (191786)
27
 
Hilary Benn (Leeds Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the empty property business rates for the vacant properties recorded on the e-PIMS database owned by (a) his Department and (b) any executive agencies or non-departmental public bodies of his Department in the current financial year.
    (191803)
28
 
Martin Caton (Gower): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many local authorities have included in their development plans requirements for (a) higher energy efficiency standards than those required by Building Regulations and (b) onsite generation of energy.
    (191849)
29
 
Dr William McCrea (South Antrim): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to discourage the setting up of illegal Traveller caravan sites and associated anti-social behaviour.
    (191888)
30
 
Hilary Benn (Leeds Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate she has made of the empty property business rates for the vacant properties recorded on the e-PIMS database owned by (a) her Department and (b) any executive agencies or non-departmental public bodies of her Department in the current financial year.
    (191804)
31
 
Hilary Benn (Leeds Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the empty property business rates for the vacant properties recorded on the e-PIMS database owned by (a) his Department and (b) any executive agencies or non-departmental public bodies of his Department in the current financial year.
    (191805)
32
N
Stephen Doughty (Cardiff South and Penarth): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans there are for (a) Russian attendance and (b) Russian dialogues in the margins of the NATO Summit to be held in Wales in September 2014.
    (191881)
33
 
Jonathan Edwards (Carmarthen East and Dinefwr): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what financial contribution would be requested from the Welsh Government in relocation costs if Trident were moved to the Cleddau in the event of Scottish independence.
    (191692)
34
 
Jonathan Edwards (Carmarthen East and Dinefwr): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the (a) cost and (b) timescale on relocating Trident to the Cleddau in the event of Scottish independence.
    (191693)
35
 
Jonathan Edwards (Carmarthen East and Dinefwr): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what representations he has received from the Welsh Government on the protocols required between the UK and Welsh Governments pertaining to environmental protection in the Cleddau estuary should Trident be moved from its current base in Scotland.
    (191695)
36
 
Jonathan Edwards (Carmarthen East and Dinefwr): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent discussions he has had with the Welsh Government on relocating Trident to the Cleddau in the event of Scottish independence.
    (191696)
37
 
Dr William McCrea (South Antrim): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) army applications and (b) successful army applications from Northern Ireland there have been in the last three years.
    (191855)
38
 
Dr William McCrea (South Antrim): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people from Northern Ireland have joined the Royal Marines in each of the last five years.
    (191867)
39
 
Mrs Madeleine Moon (Bridgend): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost was of the provision of functional skills training for MoD St Athan by Bridgend College in each year since 2008; what the projected costs of the provision of functional skills training by a private contractor in future years; whether an assessment of the business case for the transfer of that training to a contracted provider was carried out prior to the decision to make that transfer; and if he will make a statement.
    (191784)
40
 
Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the value of each asset under contraction valued at £1 million or more held on Air Command's balance sheet is.
    (191821)
41
 
Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the (a) quantity and (b) value of all information technology tangible fixed assets items valued at £1 million or over held on Air Command's balance sheet is.
    (191822)
42
 
Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the (a) quantity and (b) value of all single use military equipment tangible fixed asset items valued at £1 million or over held on Air Command's balance sheet is.
    (191823)
43
 
Hilary Benn (Leeds Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the empty property business rates for the vacant properties recorded on the e-PIMS database owned by (a) his Department and (b) any executive agencies or non-departmental public bodies of his Department in the current financial year.
    (191806)
44
N
Sarah Champion (Rotherham): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of the effects of children's centre closures on the long-term development of children from disadvantaged families.
    (191750)
45
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many academy trusts (a) met the deadline to submit, (b) missed the deadline of 31 January 2014 for submitting and (c) are yet to submit their 2012-13 accounts return.
    (191775)
46
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of children in reception, year one and year two will be provided with a hot, nutritious meal at lunchtime from September 2014.
    (191776)
47
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when he will publish the Statistical First Release Admission appeals in maintained primary and secondary schools in England: academic year 2011 to 2012.
    (191777)
48
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when the application process will (a) open and (b) close for the Champions League of Head Teachers scheme.
    (191778)
49
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what his Department's target is for the number of (a) applications and (b) recruits to the Champions League of Head Teachers scheme.
    (191779)
50
 
Bill Esterson (Sefton Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of school governing bodies in holding head teachers to account; and what plans he has to review the guidance his Department issues to school governors.
    (191825)
51
N
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis and Littlehampton): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what guidance his Department has given on the proportion of the questions in the revised Key Stage 2 Mathematics tests which should be (a) real life problems and (b) abstract arithmetical calculations.
    (191746)
52
N
Helen Jones (Warrington North): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he has had on introducing compulsory sex and relationship education in schools with (a) teachers, (b) parents, (c) religious bodies and (d) organisations with an interest in young people's welfare; and if he will publish the results of those discussions.
    (191787)
53
 
Steve McCabe (Birmingham, Selly Oak): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, by what means the National College for Teaching and Leadership agency gathers information on child protection issues in independent schools.
    (191691)
54
 
Steve McCabe (Birmingham, Selly Oak): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether it is his policy immediately to close schools which refer themselves to the National College for Teaching Leadership on the grounds of suspicions of child abuse.
    (191703)
55
 
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent representations he has received on the importance of the morale of teachers.
    (191762)
56
 
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he has taken to assess the morale of teachers.
    (191763)
57
 
Mr Chuka Umunna (Streatham): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of teachers teaching in (a) the UK, (b) England, (c) London, (d) Lambeth and (e) Streatham parliamentary constituency have undertook specialist training on educational provision for children and young people on the autism spectrum in each of the last five years.
    (191882)
58
 
Mr Chuka Umunna (Streatham): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many available school places there are at schools that provide specialist support for children and young people on the atuism spectrum in (a) the UK, (b) England, (c) London, (d) Lambeth and (e) Streatham parliamentary constituency; and how many such places will be available in each of the next 15 years.
    (191883)
59
 
Hilary Benn (Leeds Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what estimate he has made of the empty property business rates for the vacant properties recorded on the e-PIMS database owned by (a) his Department and (b) any executive agencies or non-departmental public bodies of his Department in the current financial year.
    (191807)
60
 
Mr Nicholas Brown (Newcastle upon Tyne East): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what assessment he has made of the economic viability of oil and gas extraction from the UK Contintental Shelf in the next decade.
    (191720)
61
 
Julie Elliott (Sunderland Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, whether the European Commission has reached a conclusion in its consideration of the state aid case for the compensation scheme for the carbon floor price.
    (191709)
62
 
Caroline Flint (Don Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Liverpool, Wavertree of 16 October 2014, Official Report, column 754W, on the Green Deal scheme, to what the remainder of the funding allocated to the Green Deal in November 2011 which has not yet been spent has been allocated.
    (191708)
63
 
Dr William McCrea (South Antrim): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what recent discussions he has had with the Northern Ireland Executive on fuel poverty.
    (191864)
64
 
Dr William McCrea (South Antrim): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what proportion of people in each region of the UK are in fuel poverty.
    (191865)
65
 
Hilary Benn (Leeds Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the empty property business rates for the vacant properties recorded on the e-PIMS database owned by (a) his Department and (b) any executive agencies or non-departmental public bodies of his Department in the current financial year.
    (191808)
66
 
Maria Eagle (Garston and Halewood): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many enforcement cases run by the Environment Agency were (a) under investigation, (b) proceeding, having been issued in the courts and (c) completed on 26 February 2014.
    (191771)
67
 
Maria Eagle (Garston and Halewood): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the current staffing complement is in the Environment Agency's legal services and operations departments; and how many staff have applied to leave under such staff reduction plans.
    (191772)
68
 
Maria Eagle (Garston and Halewood): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many legal and enforcement cases there were in each geographic area of the Environment Agency on 26 February 2014; and how many such cases were (a) under investigation, (b) being considered for enforcement action, (c) being considered for legal action by the legal services department and (d) issued and proceeding through the courts.
    (191773)
69
 
Maria Eagle (Garston and Halewood): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many cases being investigated for enforcement action or issued and proceeding in the courts have (a) been discontinued completely, (b) been enforced using a lower level of action and (c) ceased to be investigated in each geographic area of the Environment Agency since 26 February 2014.
    (191774)
70
 
Maria Eagle (Garston and Halewood): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps each area of the Environment Agency is taking to reduce its enforcement and legal caseload by 31 March 2014; and by how many and what proportion of existing cases each area plans to reduce its caseload.
    (191850)
71
N
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis and Littlehampton): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will undertake a review of the proposal by the Environment Agency to disband the three West Sussex internal drainage boards; and if he will make a statement.
    (191747)
72
 
Zac Goldsmith (Richmond Park): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to determine whether wild animals being imported into the UK are being sourced (a) illegally from the wild and (b) from legal captive-breeding facilities; what estimate he made of the number of animals so imported in the last three years; and what steps he takes to ensure good animal welfare standards in captive-breeding facilities in the UK.
    (191702)
73
 
Simon Hart (Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what consideration he has given to conducting a national soil survey to assess the effects of recent flood damage on the future productivity of farmland.
    (191717)
74
 
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will assess the impact of agricultural policies in the UK on the level of flooding in recent years.
    (191711)
75
 
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to encourage local communities to plant trees.
    (191712)
76
 
Ms Diane Abbott (Hackney North and Stoke Newington): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if the UK will (a) review and (b) suspend security assistance to the government of Uganda following the passage of the recent anti-homosexuality law in that country.
    (191847)
77
 
Hilary Benn (Leeds Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate he has made of the empty property business rates for the vacant properties recorded on the e-PIMS database owned by (a) his Department and (b) any executive agencies or non-departmental public bodies of his Department in the current financial year.
    (191809)
78
 
Katy Clark (North Ayrshire and Arran): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received of the convictions of Khalifa Rabeiah and Othman al-Shehhi in the United Arab Emirates.
    (191767)
79
 
Dr William McCrea (South Antrim): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he plans to take to prevent further acts of aggression by Russia.
    (191862)
80
 
Stephen Phillips (Sleaford and North Hykeham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the progress of Bosnia and Herzegovina towards EU accession.
    (191834)
81
 
Stephen Phillips (Sleaford and North Hykeham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to encourage the improvement of human rights in Vietnam.
    (191842)
82
 
Stephen Phillips (Sleaford and North Hykeham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the UN sanctions regime against the Democratic Republic of Congo.
    (191845)
83
 
Stephen Phillips (Sleaford and North Hykeham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to support an African-led solution to problems of maritime insecurity in the Gulf of Guinea.
    (191846)
84
 
Mr Dominic Raab (Esher and Walton): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with which countries the EU acting as a legal personality has concluded co-operation agreements in the field of justice and home affairs.
    (191707)
85
 
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of the recent Swiss referendum result on the free movement of people in the EU on the long-term validity of that policy.
    (191759)
86
 
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make it his policy that there be a UK refendum on the principle of free movement of people within the EU.
    (191760)
87
 
Mr Andrew Smith (Oxford East): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government has taken or is supporting at the United Nations to diminish tensions in Ukraine.
    (191738)
88
N
Hilary Benn (Leeds Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, on what proportion of occasions when a fire engine was despatched in response to a 999 call an ambulance was sent to the same incident in the last year for which information is available.
    (191794)
89
 
Hilary Benn (Leeds Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the empty property business rates for the vacant properties recorded on the e-PIMS database owned by (a) his Department and (b) any executive agencies or non-departmental public bodies of his Department in the current financial year.
    (191810)
90
N
Mr Simon Burns (Chelmsford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects the NHS Annual Report to be published; and if he will make a statement.
    (191748)
91
 
Sir Tony Cunningham (Workington): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether a joint PHE-JCVI-DH-NICE working group to examine how the impact of vaccination programmes could best be assessed has been established and has yet met.
    (191706)
92
 
Andrew Gwynne (Denton and Reddish): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the contribution by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health of 11 March 2014, Official Report, column 267, on Care Bill, whether the chair of the committee looking at draft guidance on Clause 119 of the Bill will be remunerated.
    (191716)
93
 
Steve McCabe (Birmingham, Selly Oak): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what advice his Department offers to patients requiring deep brain stimulation treatment, in cases where extra funding is required.
    (191793)
94
 
Dr William McCrea (South Antrim): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the report by Breast Cancer Campaign entitled Finding the cures, improving the care, published on 11 March 2014, what assessment he has made of claims in that report that patients are being failed by insensitive NHS doctors and nurses.
    (191884)
95
 
Dr William McCrea (South Antrim): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will hold discussions with the Northern Ireland Minister of Health to discuss the recent rise in the incidence of scarlet fever in England and its implications for Northern Ireland.
    (191885)
96
N
Mr Jamie Reed (Copeland): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with North West Ambulance Service Trust about delays in attending call-outs.
    (191789)
97
N
Mr Jamie Reed (Copeland): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many ambulances have taken longer than (a) 30 minutes and (b) one hour to arrive at the patient in each region in each of the last five years.
    (191796)
98
N
Mr Jamie Reed (Copeland): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many taxis have been used by ambulance trusts to collect urgent or emergency patients in each region in each of the last five years.
    (191797)
99
 
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department plans to contribute to the consultation by the Nursing and Midwifery Council on its proposals to increase its compulsory annual fee.
    (191764)
100
 
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations he has received on the Nursing and Midwifery Council's proposal to raise nurse registration fees.
    (191765)
101
 
Hilary Benn (Leeds Central): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the empty property business rates for the vacant properties recorded on the e-PIMS database owned by (a) her Department and (b) any executive agencies or non-departmental public bodies of her Department in the current financial year.
    (191811)
102
 
Paul Blomfield (Sheffield Central): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 5 March 2014, Official Report, column 819W, on human trafficking, on what date the terms of reference for the review of the National Referral Mechanism will be finalised; when the review of the National Referral Mechanism will commence; when the review of the National Referral Mechanism will be (a) completed and (b) published; and if she will make a statement.
    (191817)
103
N
Mr David Hanson (Delyn): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what amount of (a) tobacco and cigar products, (b) Class A and B drugs and (c) alcohol products were recovered by the Border Agency or its predecessor (i) in total value and (ii) from all ports and airports in the UK in each of the last three years.
    (191690)
104
 
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Dwyfor Meirionnydd): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to extend sections 2A and 4A of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 to Northern Ireland.
    (191737)
105
 
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Dwyfor Meirionnydd): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many complaints of alleged stalking behaviour were received by each police force in England and Wales in (a) 2011-12 and (b) 2012-13; and if she will make a statement.
    (191739)
106
 
Naomi Long (Belfast East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will introduce a pre-consideration eligibility test for visas and immigration applications where the associated fees exceed £500.
    (191740)
107
 
Naomi Long (Belfast East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much revenue the UK Visas and Immigration Service received from application fees where the application is not processed due to reasons of eligibility in each of the last three years.
    (191741)
108
 
Naomi Long (Belfast East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the administrative costs associated with visa and immigration applications received by the UK Visas and Immigration Service which are not processed due to reasons of eligibility were in each of the last three years.
    (191742)
109
 
Dr William McCrea (South Antrim): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to introduce a ban on the sale of alcohol below the cost of duty plus VAT.
    (191869)
110
 
Dr William McCrea (South Antrim): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to introduce a minimum unit price for alcohol in England and Wales.
    (191870)
111
 
Dr William McCrea (South Antrim): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions she has had with the devolved administration in Northern Ireland on a minimum unit price for alcohol.
    (191871)
112
 
Dr William McCrea (South Antrim): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what change in spending there has been in the security and intelligence agencies in the last three years.
    (191873)
113
 
Dr William McCrea (South Antrim): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions she has had with the Northern Ireland Minister of Justice on counter-terrorism issues.
    (191875)
114
N
Mr Dominic Raab (Esher and Walton): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with which countries the EU is acting as a legal personality currently negotiating co-operation agreements in the field of justice and home affairs.
    (191745)
115
 
Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the vulnerability of the UK to a terrorist cyber-attack is; and if she will make a statement.
    (191819)
116
 
Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the likelihood of a terrorist cyber-attack on the UK; and if she will make a statement.
    (191820)
117
N
Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to record the departure of non-EU students as they leave the UK at the end of their studies.
    (191828)
118
N
Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the change in the number of non-EU students issued visas to study at UK universities in the last five years.
    (191829)
119
 
Dr William McCrea (South Antrim): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, to what use has past UK aid to Ukraine been put.
    (191868)
120
 
Hilary Benn (Leeds Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the empty property business rates for the vacant properties recorded on the e-PIMS database owned by (a) his Department and (b) any executive agencies or non-departmental public bodies of his Department in the current financial year.
    (191812)
121
N
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of (a) magistrates' courts, (b) County courts and (c) County Court money claims centres use higher-rate telephone numbers.
    (191689)
122
 
Dr William McCrea (South Antrim): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to ensure that the sentencing of foreign criminals in British courts is in accordance with the relevant sentencing guidelines.
    (191886)
123
N
Steve Rotheram (Liverpool, Walton): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, on how many occasions an individual on licence for an attempted murder conviction has been granted permission to enter an exclusion zone which has been formed as part of their licence arrangement in each of the last 10 years.
    (191781)
124
N
Steve Rotheram (Liverpool, Walton): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many times a convicted attempted murderer released on licence has been allowed to enter an exclusion zone formed as part of their licence arrangement within one week of their release in each of the last 10 years.
    (191795)
125
N
Steve Rotheram (Liverpool, Walton): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many individuals convicted of (a) murder or (b) attempted murder in each of the last 10 years have been released with exclusion zones forming a part of their licence arrangements.
    (191826)
126
N
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what provision there will be for members of the public to contribute to the independent inquiry into the on-the-run scheme announced by the Prime Minister on 27 February 2014.
    (191761)
127
 
Dr William McCrea (South Antrim): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what recent discussions she has had with the Northern Ireland Executive on providing older workers in Northern Ireland with adequate skills training.
    (191854)
128
 
Dr William McCrea (South Antrim): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what assessment she has made of the voter registration effects in Northern Ireland.
    (191856)
129
 
Dr William McCrea (South Antrim): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many successful prosecutions of alleged republican terrorists there have been in the last 12 months.
    (191857)
130
 
Dr William McCrea (South Antrim): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what funding has been made available to the Police Service of Northern Ireland in each of the last five years.
    (191858)
131
 
Dr William McCrea (South Antrim): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what assessment she has made of the role of alleged dissident republicans in illegal fuel laundering.
    (191860)
132
 
Dr William McCrea (South Antrim): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what reports she has received on whether the Provisional IRA is still involved in criminal and illegal activity.
    (191861)
133
 
Dr William McCrea (South Antrim): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many young people from Northern Ireland have joined the (a) Army cadets, (b) RAF cadets and (c) Royal Navy cadets in each of the last five years.
    (191866)
134
 
Dr William McCrea (South Antrim): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what recent discussions she has had with the Social Democratic and Labour Party on the introduction of the National Crime Agency for Northern Ireland.
    (191874)
135
 
Dr William McCrea (South Antrim): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, when she last met the Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland to discuss terrorist activity.
    (191876)
136
 
Dr William McCrea (South Antrim): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many terrorist acts by alleged (a) republicans and (b) loyalists have been recorded by the Police Service of Northern Ireland in the last 12 months.
    (191877)
137
 
Dr William McCrea (South Antrim): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what recent discussions she has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the devolution of responsibility for levying of corporation tax to the Northern Ireland Assembly.
    (191889)
138
N
Margaret Curran (Glasgow East): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, when he was first informed about the increased levels of radioactivity in the cooling waters in the reactor at the Vulcan Nuclear Reactor Test Establishment.
    (191753)
139
N
Margaret Curran (Glasgow East): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what estimate he has made of the change in average household energy bills in Scotland since 2010.
    (191827)
140
N
Margaret Curran (Glasgow East): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, when he last met the Chancellor of the Exchequer to discuss income tax in Scotland.
    (191831)
142
 
Margaret Curran (Glasgow East): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many people aged 18 to 24 years in Scotland have been unemployed for (a) six months, (b) one year, (c) two years and (d) more than two years.
    (191839)
143
 
Margaret Curran (Glasgow East): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what estimate he has made of the change to average wages in Scotland since 2010.
    (191840)
144
 
Dame Anne Begg (Aberdeen South): To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what the electoral registration figures were in each ward in the recent confirmation dry run conducted in (a) Aberdeen City Council and (b) Aberdeenshire County Council.
    (191721)
145
N
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry): To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what steps are being taken by the Electoral Commission in Northern Ireland to promote electoral registration in rural areas where residents live some distance from permanent electoral offices.
    (191770)
146
 
Kelvin Hopkins (Luton North): To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what the electoral registration figures were for each ward in the recent confirmation dry run conducted in Luton Borough Council.
    (191733)
147
 
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, which local authorities (a) did and (b) did not complete local data matching after the confirmation dry run with the Department for Work and Pensions' database and electoral register.
    (191816)
148
 
David Wright (Telford): To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what the electoral registration figures were in each ward in the recent confirmation dry run conducted in Telford and Wrekin.
    (191714)
149
 
Hilary Benn (Leeds Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the empty property business rates for the vacant properties recorded on the e-PIMS database owned by (a) his Department and (b) any executive agencies or non-departmental public bodies of his Department in the current financial year.
    (191813)
150
N
Mary Creagh (Wakefield): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 26 February 2014, Official Report, column 387W, on First Capital Connect, what the (a) net franchise payment and (b) revenue support are for the extension of the Essex Thameside franchise from May 2013 to September 2014.
    (191754)
151
N
Mary Creagh (Wakefield): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what is the (a) principal value, (b) annual interest rate and (c) estimated total cost of the loan provided by his Department to facilitate the transfer of the General Lighthouse Authorities' pension schemes to the Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme.
    (191755)
152
N
Mary Creagh (Wakefield): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Written Statement of 6 March 2014, Official Report, columns 64-5WS, on light dues 2014-15, what estimate he has made of the total revenue foregone by the Exchequer by reducing the light dues rate by one penny to 40p per net registered tonne in 2014-15; and what estimate he has made of the total revenue so foregone through a further reduction in 2015-16.
    (191782)
153
N
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect on the size of pension received by employees of the General Lighthouse Authority of the transfer of pensions from that authority's scheme to the Principal Civil Service pension scheme.
    (191835)
154
N
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Written Statement of 6 March 2014, Official Report, columns 64-5WS, what estimate he has made of (a) the cost to the General Lighthouse Fund (GLF) and (b) effect on the GLF's reserves of reducing light dues by one penny in (i) 2014-15 and (ii) 2015-16.
    (191836)
155
N
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the savings that will be made in (a) financial year 2015-16 and (b) succeeding years as a result of the work of the Commissioners of Irish Lights in the Republic of Ireland being met fully from Irish sources.
    (191837)
156
N
Mr Jamie Reed (Copeland): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much the Government has spent on rail services per head of population in each region of England in each of the last 10 years.
    (191841)
157
 
Mr Jamie Reed (Copeland): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that all trains operated by the Northern Rail franchise will be compliant with the Equality Act 2010 by 1 January 2020.
    (191843)
158
 
Mr Jamie Reed (Copeland): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the station usage figures were for each railway station in Copeland in each of the last 10 years.
    (191844)
159
 
Mr Jamie Reed (Copeland): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the average age of rolling stock used by the Northern Rail franchise has been in each of the last 10 years.
    (191853)
160
N
Mr Jamie Reed (Copeland): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what rail spending per head will be in each region of England in each year of Control Period 5.
    (191878)
161
 
Simon Wright (Norwich South): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with Abellio on potential improvements to rolling stock on the Great Eastern Main Line.
    (191766)
162
 
Jonathan Edwards (Carmarthen East and Dinefwr): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what representations he has received from the Welsh Government on relocating Trident to the Cleddau in the event of Scottish independence.
    (191694)
163
 
Dame Anne Begg (Aberdeen South): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 5 March 2014, Official Report, column 848W, on incapacity benefit, what estimate his Department originally made of the number of Incapacity Benefit claimants who would be migrated to employment and support allowance; what his Department's latest estimate of the number of such claimants is; and what proportion of such claimants are still to be migrated.
    (191719)
164
 
Hilary Benn (Leeds Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the empty property business rates for the vacant properties recorded on the e-PIMS database owned by (a) his Department and (b) any executive agencies or non-departmental public bodies of his Department in the current financial year.
    (191815)
165
N
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to promote small business entrepreneurial skills for people who are currently unemployed.
    (191768)
166
 
Jenny Chapman (Darlington): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in Darlington constituency currently receive independent living fund payments.
    (191710)
167
 
Andrew Gwynne (Denton and Reddish): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he plans to reply to the email correspondence from the hon. Member for Denton and Reddish dated 10 January 2014 (reference 7648/Jan14) on Atos Healthcare.
    (191734)
168
 
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people have received sanctions of their jobseeker's allowance for non-attendance in (a) Portsmouth South constituency, (b) Portsmouth, (c) Hampshire and (d) England to date.
    (191713)
169
 
Julie Hilling (Bolton West): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate his Department has made of the effect of the removal of the under-occupancy penalty on the number of children living in relative income poverty.
    (191718)
170
N
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to reduce long term unemployment in Peterborough constituency; and if he will make a statement.
    (191744)
171
N
Helen Jones (Warrington North): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in Warrington currently have benefits of which type paid into a Post Office card account.
    (191788)
172
 
Steve McCabe (Birmingham, Selly Oak): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what guidance he has issued on the requirement to have £16,000 or less in savings for eligibility for income-based jobseeker's allowance.
    (191792)
173
N
Stephen Timms (East Ham): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans his Department has for the future use of Post Office card accounts.
    (191790)
174
N
Stephen Timms (East Ham): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, which Health and Safety Executive Approved Codes of Practice (a) have been reviewed since May 2010, (b) are scheduled for review or amendment and (c) are not currently scheduled for review.
    (191791)
175
N
Stephen Timms (East Ham): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the effect (a) generally and (b) on ease of comparisons with previous years of collecting work-related ill-health data through the Labour Force Survey biennially instead of annually.
    (191798)
176
N
Stephen Timms (East Ham): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans he has to review his Department's Fee for Intervention policy.
    (191832)
177
 
Dr Eilidh Whiteford (Banff and Buchan): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants of jobseeker's allowance in Scotland have (a) received a sanction and (b) received a sanction and disputed it in each of the last five years; and how many such claimants had a sanction overturned as a result of it being reconsidered or appealed in each of the last five years.
    (191732)

Notices given on Thursday 13 March

1
N
Alun Cairns (Vale of Glamorgan): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent progress his Department has made on its work at MoD St Athan.
[Question Unstarred]   (903052)
2
N
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what the change was in the number of Post Office Card accounts in Northern Ireland between 1 January 2012 and 1 January 2013.
[Transferred]   (191769)
3
N
Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many non-EU students (a) came to the UK and (b) departed the UK in the last period for which figures are available.
[Transferred]   (191830)
4
 
Dr William McCrea (South Antrim): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many prosecutions have been brought forward against those dealing in illegal fuel laundering in the last five years.
[Transferred]   (191859)
5
N
Ms Karen Buck (Westminster North): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which 30 local authority areas have received the largest number of homeless households in temporary accommodation placed by London local authorities since March 2010.
[Transferred]   (191722)
6
N
Ms Karen Buck (Westminster North): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what change there has been in the number and proportion of homeless households in nightly booked temporary accommodation in London since March 2010.
[Transferred]   (191723)
7
 
Ms Karen Buck (Westminster North): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will rank how many homeless households were placed in each London local authority by other local authorities since 2010; and how many homeless households each London local authority has placed in authorities other than their own since 2010.
[Transferred]   (191726)
8
 
Ms Karen Buck (Westminster North): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the actual and percentage change was in the number of households from each London local authority provided with temporary accommodation outside their home borough between March 2010 and December 2013.
[Transferred]   (191727)
9
 
Ms Karen Buck (Westminster North): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the actual and percentage change was in the number of homeless households in temporary accommodation in each London local authority between March 2010 and December 2013.
[Transferred]   (191728)
10
 
Ms Karen Buck (Westminster North): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many households have been placed in temporary accommodation in each London local authority by councils other than their own since March 2010.
[Transferred]   (191729)
11
 
Ms Karen Buck (Westminster North): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many homeless households have been placed in temporary accommodation in each London local authority by councils other than their own in each of the last eight quarters.
[Transferred]   (191730)
12
 
Ms Karen Buck (Westminster North): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many households have been placed in temporary accommodation by London councils in each local authority area outside London since March 2010.
[Transferred]   (191731)
13
 
Martin Caton (Gower): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what reductions in carbon dioxide emissions have resulted in the last five years from local authorities putting requirements in their development plans for (a) higher energy efficiency standards than those required by Building Regulations and (b) onsite generation of energy in new developments.
[Transferred]   (191848)
14
 
Jonathan Edwards (Carmarthen East and Dinefwr): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what representations he has received from (a) the Electoral Commission, (b) the Welsh Government and (c) Carmarthenshire County Council on the Chief Executive of Carmarthenshire County Council and his responsibilities as Returning Officer.
[Transferred]   (191697)
15
 
Jonathan Edwards (Carmarthen East and Dinefwr): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what assessment he has made of the suitability of the chief executives of Carmarthenshire County Council and Pembrokeshire County Council acting as returning officers in future elections.
[Transferred]   (191698)
16
 
Jonathan Edwards (Carmarthen East and Dinefwr): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will meet the Electoral Commission to discuss the suitability of the chief executives of Carmarthenshire County Council and Pembrokeshire County Council for their roles as returning officers at the forthcoming European election.
[Transferred]   (191699)
17
 
Jonathan Edwards (Carmarthen East and Dinefwr): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will amend the guidance given to the Electoral Commission on whether prohibiting public officials who are suspended or under criminal investigation retain their responsibilities as returning officers.
[Transferred]   (191700)
18
 
Jonathan Edwards (Carmarthen East and Dinefwr): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what discussions he has had with the Electoral Commission on returning officer responsibilities in Carmarthenshire at the forthcoming European elections.
[Transferred]   (191701)
19
 
Jim Fitzpatrick (Poplar and Limehouse): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department takes in ensuring that CITES-listed animals have their welfare needs met from when they are prepared and shipped for (a) import to and (b) export from the UK.
[Transferred]   (191705)
20
N
Ms Karen Buck (Westminster North): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many and what proportion of adults received social care in each English local authority in each year since 2009-10.
[Transferred]   (191724)
21
N
Ms Karen Buck (Westminster North): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many, and what number per 1,000, of the adult population received social care in each English local authority in (a) 2009-10 and (b) 2012-13.
[Transferred]   (191725)
22
 
Adam Afriyie (Windsor): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps he is taking to ensure that registered intellectual property is used productively; and if he will make a statement.
    (191962)
23
 
Adam Afriyie (Windsor): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what estimate he has made of the annual cost to the UK economy of patent trolls and patent assertion entities.
    (191963)
24
 
John Healey (Wentworth and Dearne): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will list by sector the amount of revenue received by the Exchequer as a result of tariffs on US imports in each of the last five years.
    (192182)
25
 
Toby Perkins (Chesterfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment he has made of the effect on the ability of small businesses to manage sickness absence of abolishing the Percentage Threshold Scheme for recovering statutory sick pay.
    (192158)
26
 
Toby Perkins (Chesterfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what his policy is on alternative models of compensating small businesses for sickness absence after the abolition of the percentage threshold scheme for recovering statutory sick pay.
    (192167)
27
 
Toby Perkins (Chesterfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment he has made of the additional cost to small businesses of abolishing the percentage threshold scheme for recovering statutory sick pay.
    (192168)
28
 
Mr Iain Wright (Hartlepool): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, when he expects the chief executive of the Offshore Wind Investment Organisation to be appointed.
    (192004)
29
 
Mr Iain Wright (Hartlepool): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, with reference to the Offshore Wind Industrial Strategy, what the date and location of each Share Fair event that has taken place to date were; and how many companies attended each such event.
    (192015)
30
 
Mr Iain Wright (Hartlepool): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, with reference to the Offshore Wind Industrial Strategy, what progress he has made in providing an assessment of future markets for individual elements of an offshore wind farm.
    (192016)
31
 
Mr Iain Wright (Hartlepool): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, with reference to the Offshore Wind Industrial Strategy, what progress he has made on the engagement plan for the communication of benefits of offshore renewable energy across Europe and globally through Norstec and promotion of local benefits through the Cities for Offshore Renewable Engineering.
    (192017)
32
 
Mr Iain Wright (Hartlepool): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, with reference to the Offshore Wind Industrial Strategy, how much of the £19.9 million from the Regional Growth Fund to deliver the MAS Offshore Wind Supply Chain has been used to date; and if he will make a statement.
    (192018)
33
 
Mr Iain Wright (Hartlepool): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, with reference to the Offshore Wind Industrial Strategy (OWIS), what progress he has made on ensuring the Offshore Wind Investment Organisation is operational; if he will list activities of the organisation since its launch in the OWIS; and if he will make a statement.
    (192019)
34
 
Mr Iain Wright (Hartlepool): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, with reference to the Offshore Wind Industrial Strategy, what progress he has made on a supply chain analysis in the offshore wind industry.
    (192020)
35
 
Mr Iain Wright (Hartlepool): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, with reference to the Offshore Wind Industrial Strategy, what export opportunities have (a) been identified and (b) materialised into export sales for UK-based companies operating in the offshore wind industry through the high value opportunities programme.
    (192021)
36
 
Mr Iain Wright (Hartlepool): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, with reference to the Offshore Wind Industrial Strategy, what progress he has made on expanding the scope of the Offshore Wind Manufacturing Funding scheme for England.
    (192022)
37
 
Mr Iain Wright (Hartlepool): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, with reference to the Offshore Wind Industrial Strategy, what projects in offshore wind have received investment from the Green Investment Bank; and what the value of that investment is for each such project.
    (192023)
38
 
Mr Iain Wright (Hartlepool): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, with reference to the Offshore Wind Industrial Strategy, how many finance guarantees for offshore wind supply chain infrastructure projects have been granted through the UK Guarantees Scheme.
    (192024)
39
 
Mr Iain Wright (Hartlepool): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, with reference to the Offshore Wind Industrial Strategy, what (a) activity and (b) investment has been made in the offshore wind industry through the new Business Bank; and if he will make a statement.
    (192025)
40
 
Mr Iain Wright (Hartlepool): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, with reference to the Offshore Wind Industrial Strategy, how many new apprenticeships have been created as part of the Wind Turbine Engineering Apprenticeship Scheme.
    (192026)
41
 
Mr Iain Wright (Hartlepool): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, with reference to the Offshore Wind Industrial Strategy, which higher education and professional institutions are including more offshore wind specific content in engineering courses.
    (192027)
42
 
Andrew Gwynne (Denton and Reddish): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the level of personal debt was in (a) the UK, (b) Stockport Metropolitan Borough, (c) Tameside Metropolitan Borough and (d) Denton and Reddish constituency in the most recent period for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
    (192135)
43
 
Andrew Gwynne (Denton and Reddish): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the average earnings of full-time employees in Denton and Reddish constituency were in April (a) 2009, (b) 2010, (c) 2011, (d) 2012 and (e) 2013.
    (192138)
44
 
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the size of the electorate was (a) the year before and (b) two years after the coming into force of the Representation of the People (England and Wales) Regulations 2001.
    (192116)
45
 
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what measures are in place to monitor the effectiveness of the funding to improve electoral registration engagement; and when he plans to report to Parliament on the effectiveness of this initiative.
    (192117)
46
 
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether his Department's funding of £3.6 million to improve electoral registration will be given to local authorities which have not used local government databases to improve electoral registration in the individual electoral registration dry run.
    (192118)
47
 
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if his Department's funding to improve registration will be given to local authorities that are spending (a) more than average on voter registration and (b) less than the average on voter registration.
    (192179)
48
 
Steve Baker (Wycombe): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the remarks made by the President of German regulator Bafin on 17 January 2014 on manipulation of currency rates and prices, if he will direct the Financial Conduct Authority to investigate currency and precious metals markets.
    (192001)
49
 
Andrew Gwynne (Denton and Reddish): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many Rentcharge payers his Department has arranged to receive Rentcharge redemption in (a) England, (b) the North West and (c) Greater Manchester in each of the last five years.
    (192166)
50
 
Cathy Jamieson (Kilmarnock and Loudoun): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent consideration he has given to enabling the Gift Aid Small Charitable Donations scheme to benefit from contactless and cashless payments.
    (192061)
51
 
Cathy Jamieson (Kilmarnock and Loudoun): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of guidance in relation to the Gift Aid Small Charitable Donations Scheme; and whether he plans to amend that guidance.
    (192062)
52
 
Cathy Jamieson (Kilmarnock and Loudoun): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he has had with charities regarding the Gift Aid Small Charitable Donations Scheme.
    (192063)
53
 
Cathy Jamieson (Kilmarnock and Loudoun): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent estimate he has made of the amount which will be raised for charities via the Gift Aid Small Charitable Donations Scheme, compared to the estimate provided when the Bill was passed.
    (192064)
54
 
Cathy Jamieson (Kilmarnock and Loudoun): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much funding has been raised for charities through the Gift Aid Small Charitable Donations Scheme in each month since it commenced in April 2013.
    (192065)
55
 
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has made an assessment of the benefits and disbenefits of extending the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme to the charity and social enterprise sector.
    (192183)
56
 
Tessa Munt (Wells): To ask the right hon. Member for Banbury, representing the Church Commissioners, what consideration the Church Commissioners gave to the historical or other interest of the residence at the Bishop's Palace at Wells before planning alternative accommodation for the bishop in accordance with section 4 of the Episcopal Endowments and Stipends Measure 1943.
    (191893)
57
 
Tessa Munt (Wells): To ask the right hon. Member for Banbury, representing the Church Commissioners, if he will publish a complete list of the grounds considered valid for the purposes of an objection to the exchange of the house of residence of the Bishop of Bath and Wells by the Bishop's Council and Standing Committee.
    (191894)
58
 
Pamela Nash (Airdrie and Shotts): To ask the right hon. Member for Banbury, representing the Church Commissioners, what assessment the Church Commissioners have made of recent trends in the proportion of Church of England congregations that are (a) from black and Asian minority ethnic groups, (b) women, (c) disabled people and (d) from low-income groups.
    (191902)
59
 
Pamela Nash (Airdrie and Shotts): To ask the right hon. Member for Banbury, representing the Church Commissioners, if he will publish a breakdown of funds that the Church Commissioners have made available for dioceses based in Nigeria in each year since 2010.
    (191903)
60
 
Pamela Nash (Airdrie and Shotts): To ask the right hon. Member for Banbury, representing the Church Commissioners, if he will publish a breakdown of funds that the Church Commissioners have made available for dioceses based in Uganda in each year since 2010.
    (191904)
61
 
Pamela Nash (Airdrie and Shotts): To ask the right hon. Member for Banbury, representing the Church Commissioners, what recent discussions the leaders of the Anglican church have had with the Archbishop of Uganda regarding lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights.
    (191905)
62
 
Pamela Nash (Airdrie and Shotts): To ask the right hon. Member for Banbury, representing the Church Commissioners, what recent discussions the leaders of the Anglican church have had with the Archbishop of Nigeria regarding lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights.
    (191906)
63
 
Pamela Nash (Airdrie and Shotts): To ask the right hon. Member for Banbury, representing the Church Commissioners, how many clergy of the Church of England were from black and minority ethnic backgrounds in each year since 2000.
    (191908)
64
 
Pamela Nash (Airdrie and Shotts): To ask the right hon. Member for Banbury, representing the Church Commissioners, if he will publish a list of all (a) UK and (b) overseas equities held by the Commissioners' investment fund in each year since May 2010.
    (191909)
65
 
Hilary Benn (Leeds Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when he expects to publish data for his Department's spending over £250 for December 2013.
    (191934)
66
 
Hilary Benn (Leeds Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many applications to dispose of statutory allotments have been (a) submitted, (b) approved and (c) rejected in each local authority area in each year since 2010.
    (191956)
67
 
Hilary Benn (Leeds Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre has billed the Government for use of the centre and associated facilities in the last financial year.
    (191957)
68
 
Hilary Benn (Leeds Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what representations he has received on permitting motorists to stop for up to 15 minutes on double yellow lines; and if he will make a statement.
    (191958)
69
 
Hilary Benn (Leeds Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will place in the Library a copy of each non-confidential individual response to the consultation on local government pension funds.
    (191959)
70
 
Fiona Bruce (Congleton): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what help he gives to community groups to finalise their neighbourhood plans and to protect them from legal appeal by developers where there is no local plan yet in place for their area.
    (192049)
71
 
Mr David Crausby (Bolton North East): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will introduce a national register of landlords; and what steps his Department is taking to make it easier for local authorities to introduce a licensing scheme for landlords.
    (192129)
72
 
Andrew Gwynne (Denton and Reddish): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what his policy is on the introduction of an elected mayor for the Greater Manchester combined authority.
    (192134)
73
 
Andrew Gwynne (Denton and Reddish): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will take steps to ensure that the minutes of the board meetings of (a) external organisations, (b) trusts and (c) other arm's length companies operating public services on behalf of local authorities are made available for public scrutiny.
    (192136)
74
 
Andrew Gwynne (Denton and Reddish): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many (a) successful and (b) unsuccessful planning appeals have been made against (i) Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council and (ii) Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council in each year since 2010.
    (192143)
75
 
Andrew Gwynne (Denton and Reddish): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much his Department spent on housing benefit for tenants in (a) council property, (b) housing association and registered social landlord property and (c) private sector housing in (i) Tameside and (ii) Stockport in each year since 2009.
    (192149)
76
 
Andrew Gwynne (Denton and Reddish): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much and what proportion of (a) council tax and (b) business rates was uncollected by each of the metropolitan districts in the county of Greater Manchester in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
    (192150)
77
 
Andrew Gwynne (Denton and Reddish): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the number of freehold properties in Greater Manchester subject to chief rents; and if he will make a statement.
    (192151)
78
 
Andrew Gwynne (Denton and Reddish): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to protect (a) green belt and (b) open green spaces in (i) the county of Greater Manchester, (ii) Tameside Metropolitan Borough and (iii) Stockport Metropolitan Borough.
    (192152)
79
 
Andrew Gwynne (Denton and Reddish): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what proportion of planning applications to build on sites in (a) Greater Manchester, (b) Tameside Metropolitan Borough and (c) Stockport Metropolitan Borough involved building on designated Green Belt land in the last period for which figures are available.
    (192153)
80
 
Andrew Gwynne (Denton and Reddish): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many local planning authorities do not have an (a) adopted local development framework or (b) extant development plan in place.
    (192155)
81
 
Tessa Munt (Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what type of wreath or floral tribute the Government will use in official ceremonies to commemorate the outbreak of the First World War.
    (191895)
82
 
Hugh Bayley (York Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 6 January 2014, Official Report, columns 14-15W, on military bases: Yorkshire and the Humber, if he will place in the Library copies of all letters and emails sent by his Department, the CDS, the CGS, or officers or officials working for them to, or received from the officer commanding 15 Brigade or from officers or officials working in 15 Brigade headquarters about the proposal to merge 15 Brigade into a new Adaptive Force Brigade and about where the new Adaptive Force Brigade headquarters should be based.
    (192160)
83
 
Paul Flynn (Newport West): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which Minister or official, at what level within his Department, decided to advise the (a) Scottish Environmental Protection Agency and (b) Office for Nucelar Regulation that information relating to the January 2012 incident at the Vulcan Naval Reactor Test Establishment had national security implications and should be treated on a need-to-know basis.
    (192000)
84
 
Caroline Lucas (Brighton, Pavilion): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if his Department will abandon the use of live pigs in military battlefield exercises; whether he has had discussions with his counterpart in Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Poland to learn from their use of mannequins as a replacement; and if he will make a statement.
    (191896)
85
 
Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost under each category of expenditure was at the Army Personnel Centre at Kentigern House in each of the last 10 years.
    (192045)
86
 
Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which radionuclides were emitted from the Vulcan Naval Reactor Test Establishment at Dounreay following the January 2012 incident; and in what quantities.
    (192046)
87
 
Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost in each category of expenditure was of (a) RAF Leuchars, (b) HMNB Clyde, (c) RM Condor, (d) Headquarters 2nd Division, (e) Headquarters 51 Brigade, (f) Redford Barracks, (g) Dreghorn Barracks, (h) RAF Kinloss, (i) Fort George Barracks, (j) Glencorse Barracks, (k) Defence Munitions Centre Crombie, (l) Defence Munitions Centre Beith, (m) Defence Munitions Centre Glen Douglas, (n) HMS Gannet, (o) RNAD Coulport, (p) MOD Hebrides Ranges, (q) British Underwater Testing and Evaluation Centre, (r) Loch Ewe fuel depot, (s) Garelochead Defence training centre and oil fuel depot, (t) HMS Caledonia, (u) Rosyth Defence Estate and (v) West Freugh training ranges area in each of the last two years.
    (192115)
88
 
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will introduce legislative proposals to provide that the heirs of people who disclaim hereditary peerages cannot claim any hereditary right to membership of the House of Lords; and if he will publish details of how many people entitled to hereditary peerages have renounced their titles only for their oldest eligible son to claim the title on their death.
    (191910)
89
 
Kevin Brennan (Cardiff West): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, which contractors will be responsible for the professional skills test for initial teacher training entrants for the 2014-15 academic year.
    (192131)
90
 
Kevin Brennan (Cardiff West): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what further information he will give to initial teacher training providers about candidates who were incorrectly notified that they had failed the professional skills test.
    (192132)
91
 
Kevin Brennan (Cardiff West): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to offer compensation to initial teacher training applicants who have been wrongly advised that they failed the professional skills test and denied the opportunity to train as teachers.
    (192133)
92
 
Andrew Gwynne (Denton and Reddish): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many pupils in (a) Denton and Reddish constituency, (b) Stockport Metropolitan Borough and (c) Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council continued into (i) further education, (ii) higher education and (ii) apprenticeships in the last five years for which figures are available.
    (192141)
93
 
Steve McCabe (Birmingham, Selly Oak): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what guidance his Department gives to local authorities on the use of virtual headteachers for children in care.
    (191933)
94
 
Steve McCabe (Birmingham, Selly Oak): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many virtual headteachers there were (a) in total and (b) in each local authority in each of the last five years.
    (191950)
95
 
Steve McCabe (Birmingham, Selly Oak): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to grant virtual headteachers statutory powers to intervene when a young person is facing exclusion from school.
    (191951)
96
 
Steve McCabe (Birmingham, Selly Oak): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much funding his Department allocated for virtual headteachers in each of the last five years.
    (191954)
97
 
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what his policy is on students' personal information being (a) sold to the private sector for means of advertising and (b) used to improve electoral registration of students.
    (191923)
98
 
Paul Flynn (Newport West): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what value-for-money audit procedure will apply the Parent Body Organisation contracts planned for (a) Magnox Limited and (b) Research Sites Restoration Limited.
    (191939)
99
 
Paul Flynn (Newport West): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what aspects of the proposed Parent Body Organisation contracts planned for (a) Magnox Limited and (b) Research Sites Restoration Limited will be covered by commercial confientiality restrictions on disclosure; and for what reasons each such aspect will be so covered.
    (191940)
100
 
Paul Flynn (Newport West): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what the total expected value is of the Parent Body contracts to be awarded to (a) Magnox Limited and (b) Research Sites Restoration Limited; and what the basis for valuing each contract was.
    (192039)
101
 
John Hemming (Birmingham, Yardley): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, if he will suspend co-operation between his Department and the Russian state nuclear company Rosatom on planning for a new nuclear plant in the light of Russia's recent history of using other forms of energy for political ends, its unreliability as a peaceful economic neighbour and its ongoing annexation of Crimea.
    (191901)
102
 
Andrew Gwynne (Denton and Reddish): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress has been made towards bringing the standard of air quality in those parts of Denton and Reddish constituency designated as an air quality management area to within the guideline limits.
    (192137)
103
 
Andrew Gwynne (Denton and Reddish): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the leakage rate for the United Utilities Water Company was in the latest period for which figures are available; and what change there has been in such a rate in the last five years.
    (192140)
104
 
Sir Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he intends to reply to the letter to him dated 7 February 2014 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mr J Rossi-Stephenson.
    (192112)
105
 
Bob Stewart (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will bring forward proposals to re-introduce the National Rivers Authority staffed with civil and flood engineers.
    (191925)
106
 
Adam Afriyie (Windsor): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many times his Department met the Commonwealth Secretariat to discuss trade relations in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12 and (c) 2012-13.
    (191960)
107
 
Adam Afriyie (Windsor): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he has taken to improve trade relations between Commonwealth members; and if he will make a statement.
    (191961)
108
 
Fiona Bruce (Congleton): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the publication of the UN Commission of Inquiry's report and the UN Human Rights Council resolution on North Korea, what mechanisms will be implemented to ensure ongoing monitoring, investigation and reporting on human rights in North Korea by the UN, including violations of women's rights as a result of sexual violence and human trafficking; and if he will make representations that the mandate and resources of the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in North Korea should be strengthened and increased and that a database of evidence and testimonies to support a process of justice and accountability should be established.
    (192048)
109
 
Mr David Crausby (Bolton North East): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what guidance he has given to the UK delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe on political groupings and other associations with United Russia.
    (192130)
110
 
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his NATO counterparts on Ukraine.
    (191946)
111
 
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the NATO Parliamentary Assembly on Ukraine.
    (191947)
112
 
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the US Secretary of State on Ukraine.
    (191948)
113
 
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what progress he has made in recovering any Ukrainian assets held in the UK that have been improperly acquired.
    (191949)
114
 
Paul Flynn (Newport West): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of British intervention on the level of opium production in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, since 2001.
    (191930)
115
 
Paul Flynn (Newport West): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate he has made of the levels of opium cultivation in the area within a 10-mile radius of Camp Bastion, Afghanistan, in each of the last three years.
    (191931)
116
 
Pamela Nash (Airdrie and Shotts): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department plans to take to support human rights in Uganda in response to the passing of the Anti-Homosexuality Act and the Anti-Pornography Act.
    (191898)
117
 
Pamela Nash (Airdrie and Shotts): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department has any planned diplomatic engagements with the government of Uganda.
    (191899)
118
 
Pamela Nash (Airdrie and Shotts): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department has identified any threat to British LGBTI citizens travelling to Uganda.
    (191900)
119
 
Fiona O'Donnell (East Lothian): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many women human rights defenders staff in the UK embassy in Kabul has met with in the last six months; and what direct intervention the UK has recently made on their behalf in relation to their security needs.
    (191941)
120
 
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 28 February 2014, Official Report, column 527W, on Gibraltar, what subjects were discussed at the meetings referred to in the Answer.
    (192180)
121
 
Andrew Selous (South West Bedfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he or officials in his Department have had with the Israeli government about recent deaths of Palestinians following encounters with Israeli forces.
    (191897)
122
 
Mr Mark Williams (Ceredigion): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Minister for the Middle East and North Africa discussed Western Sahara with (a) Abdelilah Benkirane, Head of Government and (b) Salaheddine Mezouar, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, during his recent visit to Rabat.
    (191942)
123
 
Bob Blackman (Harrow East): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many ground E abortions for congenital malformations of the musculoskeletal system were diagnosed by (a) ultrasound and (b) other diagnostic tests in each of the last 10 years; what other methods of diagnosis were listed under other; and how many such diagnoses which did not result in abortion were recorded in the same period.
    (192161)
124
 
Bob Blackman (Harrow East): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many ground E abortions for cleft lip were diagnosed by (a) ultrasound and (b) other diagnostic tests in each of the last 10 years; what other methods of diagnosis were listed under other; and how many such diagnoses which did not result in abortion were recorded in the same period.
    (192162)
125
 
Bob Blackman (Harrow East): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many ground E abortions for club foot were diagnosed by (a) ultrasound and (b) other diagnostic tests in each of the last 10 years; what other methods of diagnosis were listed under other; and how many such diagnoses which did not result in abortion were recorded in the same period.
    (192165)
126
 
Fiona Bruce (Congleton): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Salisbury of 28 February 2014, Official Report, column 569W, on abortion, what process the Chief Medical Officer follows to detect discrepancies in abortion notifications; and what resources the Chief Medical Officer has for that task.
    (192050)
127
 
Fiona Bruce (Congleton): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many ground E abortions for anencephaly were diagnosed by (a) ultrasound and (b) other diagnostic tests in each of the last 10 years; what other methods of diagnosis were listed under other; and how many such diagnoses which did not result in abortion were recorded in the same period.
    (192163)
128
 
Fiona Bruce (Congleton): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many ground E abortions for spina bifida were diagnosed by (a) ultrasound and (b) other diagnostic tests in each of the last 10 years; what other methods of diagnosis were listed under other; and how many such diagnoses which did not result in abortion were recorded in the same period.
    (192164)
129
 
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent discussions he has had with the Northern Ireland Executive on suicide prevention in Northern Ireland.
    (191924)
130
 
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with the Northern Ireland Executive on mental health issues in each of the last four years.
    (191945)
131
 
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to improve the allocation of donor lungs to cystic fibrosis patients in England; and what steps he is taking to ensure the allocation of donor lungs is based on need and not location.
    (191929)
132
 
Meg Munn (Sheffield, Heeley): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he has taken to ensure that GPs are aware of the warning signs of obstructive sleep apnoea and are screened for that condition using (a) the Epworth sleepiness test and (b) other recognised tests.
    (192181)
133
 
Tessa Munt (Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what budget was allocated to the National Institute for Health Research in each of the last three years; and how much of that budget was spent in each such year.
    (191967)
134
 
Heather Wheeler (South Derbyshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients NHS England plans to fund for treatment for each of the technologies within its Commissioning through Evaluation programme in the year beginning April 2014.
    (192002)
135
 
Heather Wheeler (South Derbyshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps are being taken to promote innovation in specialised services following the indefinite suspension of the Specialised Services Commissioning Innovation Fund; and if he will make a statement.
    (192003)
136
 
Paul Blomfield (Sheffield Central): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how trafficked children will be identified and referred to the Government's new personal advocates trial for child victims of trafficking; and if she will make a statement.
    (192159)
137
 
Mr David Crausby (Bolton North East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the commitments made in the outcome document of the UN Commission on the Status of Women 2013 outcome document have been met and implemented to date; and if she will make a statement.
    (192128)
138
 
Alex Cunningham (Stockton North): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what arrangements she has put in place to mitigate the effects of planned reductions to legal aid under the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 on (a) unaccompanied migrant children who have made Article 8 right to private life and family claims, (b) unaccompanied migrant children who have mixed claims and (c) trafficked children who are seeking leave to remain from her Department and have Article 8 claims; and if she will make a statement.
    (192051)
139
 
Mr David Hanson (Delyn): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the decision to cancel the e-borders programme was taken.
    (192028)
140
 
Mr David Hanson (Delyn): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what commercial tenders have been received for a new system to introduce exit checks and replace the e-borders programme.
    (192029)
141
 
Mr David Hanson (Delyn): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many full-time equivalent officials in her Department of each grade have worked on the e-borders programme in each year since 2010.
    (192030)
142
 
Mr David Hanson (Delyn): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the cost of merging the e-borders programme into the border system programme.
    (192031)
143
 
Mr David Hanson (Delyn): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of report by the Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration of the critical system vulnerabilities in Semaphore and Warnings Index; and what steps she took in response to that report.
    (192032)
144
 
Mr David Hanson (Delyn): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many exit checks were performed on passengers leaving the UK in each year since 2010.
    (192033)
145
 
Mr David Hanson (Delyn): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she has taken to implement changes as a result of the Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration report Exporting the border?: An inspection of e-Borders.
    (192034)
146
 
Mr David Hanson (Delyn): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the number of people from Syria who will relocate through the vulnerable persons relocation scheme between 29 January 2014 and 30 May 2015.
    (192035)
147
 
Mr David Hanson (Delyn): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of how many (a) private and (b) public sector properties will be used for the vulnerable persons relocation scheme in 2014-15.
    (192036)
148
 
Mr David Hanson (Delyn): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which local authorities are participating in the vulnerable persons relocation scheme.
    (192037)
149
 
Mr David Hanson (Delyn): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people held in immigration removal centres on 13 March 2014 had been held for (a) between 28 and 60 days, (b) between 60 and 365 days, (c) more than 12 months and (d) more than 18 months.
    (192038)
150
 
Bob Blackman (Harrow East): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to Answer to the hon. Member for Foyle of 10 March 2014, Official Report, column 42W, on developing countries: family planning, what empirical bases and methodologies her Department uses in its annual assessment of the extent to which the Government is achieving value for money from its Programme Partnership Arrangement funding to Marie Stopes International and the International Planned Parenthood Federation; how the estimate of 715,929 abortions was arrived at; what meaning is given to unsafe when describing such abortions; and how her Department arrives at an evidence-based understanding of what constitutes an unsafe abortion when no data is collected on the abortion performed by partner organisations.
    (192156)
151
 
Paul Blomfield (Sheffield Central): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent discussions she has had with the Burmese government about resolving the issue of the statelessness of the Rohingya population in Myanmar.
    (191922)
152
 
Paul Blomfield (Sheffield Central): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make it her policy that demonstrable humanitarian access to Myanmar, including in Rakhine state, is a condition for the increased development aid budget for that country.
    (191937)
153
 
Paul Blomfield (Sheffield Central): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent discussions she has had with the Burmese government on its commitment to release Rohingya political prisoners held in Buthidaung and Maungdaw prisons.
    (191938)
154
 
Pamela Nash (Airdrie and Shotts): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether her Department directly or indirectly contributed (a) financially and (b) in other ways to the work of the Committee on Human Rights Affairs of the Parliament of Uganda in (i) 2010-11, (ii) 2011-12, (iii) 2012-13 and (iv) 2013-14.
    (191907)
155
 
Philip Davies (Shipley): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much in victim surcharge has been imposed by adult courts since October 2012; and how much of that figure has been collected to date.
    (191969)
156
 
Andrew Gwynne (Denton and Reddish): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much was levied in fines by each magistrates court in Greater Manchester in each of the last five years; what proportion of such fines were written off by each court; and what proportion of such fines were collected.
    (192142)
157
 
Ian Lavery (Wansbeck): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many offender cases will be transferred from one officer to another following the creation of the National Probation Service and community rehabilitation companies.
    (191964)
158
 
Ian Lavery (Wansbeck): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether the circumstances under which an offender should stay with a particular team or probation officer and not be transferred will change as a result of the introduction of the National Probation Service and the 21 community rehabilitation companies.
    (192014)
159
 
Ian Lavery (Wansbeck): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he expects the rehabilitation activity requirement to reduce unit costs in the courts and the community rehabilitation companies.
    (192044)
160
 
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what recent assessment she has made of rates of prosecutions in North Belfast for public order offences.
    (191943)
161
 
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what discussions she has had with (a) the Northern Ireland Justice Minister, (b) the Director of Public Prosecutions and (c) the Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland on the prosecution of public order offences in Belfast.
    (191944)
162
 
Paul Flynn (Newport West): To ask the Prime Minister, what steps he has taken to restrict access to departmental meetings by lobbyists since 2011.
    (191955)
163
 
Paul Flynn (Newport West): To ask the Prime Minister, whether the possibility of Israel (a) disarming its nuclear weapons capability and (b) joining the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty was discussed with (i) his Israeli counterpart, (ii) other Israeli ministers and (iii) members of the Knesset during his visit to Israel on 12 and 13 March 2014.
    (192110)
164
 
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what the differential turnout was between the highest and lowest income group in each general election for which such data is available.
    (191926)
165
 
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, if he will list the registration rates for students in higher education institutions in the UK in ranked order for the most recent period available.
    (191927)
166
 
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, if he will list the local authority databases used by electoral registration officers in the dry run for individual electoral registration for the 10 authorities with the (a) best and (b) worst registration rates.
    (191928)
167
 
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what assessment the Electoral Commission has made of the future propensity to vote of those electors who (a) use and (b) do not use their vote in the first general election after reaching the age of 18 years old.
    (191932)
168
 
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what recent assessment the Electoral Commission has made of reasons for differential turnout between socio-economic groups.
    (191999)
169
 
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what discussions the Electoral Commission has had with the Office for National Statistics and other Government departments on the size of the UK population eligible to vote but not registered (a) before and (b) after the publication of its report, Great Britain's Electoral Registers 2011.
    (192109)
170
 
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, whether the Student Loans Company database has been used for purposes of maximising student registration.
    (192114)
171
 
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, if he will list each local authority database used by electoral registration offices in the dry run for individual electoral registration (IER) for the 10 local authorities with the (a) best and (b) worst registration rates during the IER dry run.
    (192119)
172
 
Zac Goldsmith (Richmond Park): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many aircraft have had to land due to (a) engine problems, (b) fuel shortages and (c) other technical problems at Heathrow Airport in the last five years.
    (191935)
173
 
Zac Goldsmith (Richmond Park): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many near-miss aircraft incidents have occurred under 7,000ft with aircraft (a) arriving at and (b) taking off from Heathrow Airport in the last five years.
    (191936)
174
 
Andrew Gwynne (Denton and Reddish): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many bus operators in Greater Manchester have been reported to the Transport Commissioner in each year since 2005; and how many bus operators lost their operational licence as a result of subsequent investigations in each such year.
    (192139)
175
 
Andrew Gwynne (Denton and Reddish): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions his Department has had with (a) metropolitan local authorities and (b) passenger transport executives on the introduction of red route measures to principal transport corridors in cities and conurbations.
    (192147)
176
 
Andrew Gwynne (Denton and Reddish): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans his Department has for the roll-out of smartcard technology for travel on (a) buses, (b) trams and (c) metro systems outside London.
    (192148)
177
 
Meg Munn (Sheffield, Heeley): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what proportion of road accidents resulting in a (a) serious injury and (b) fataity involved people driving for business purposes in each of the last four quarters.
    (192047)
178
 
Meg Munn (Sheffield, Heeley): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to raise awareness of obstructive sleep apnoea among lorry drivers.
    (192111)
179
 
Meg Munn (Sheffield, Heeley): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on the role of the Health and Safety Executive in reducing accidents by people who drive as part of their employment.
    (192113)
180
 
Mrs Sharon Hodgson (Washington and Sunderland West): To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what assessment she has made of the number of staff working for the Equality and Human Rights Commission who are employed through off-payroll arrangements; and how long each such individual had been so employed by the Commission in each of the last six financial years.
    (191965)
181
 
Mrs Sharon Hodgson (Washington and Sunderland West): To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what estimate she has made of pay gaps in respect of (a) gender, (b) race and (c) disability amongst employees of the Equality and Human Rights Commission in each of the last five financial years; and whether such estimates take account of salaries of staff employed through off-payroll arrangements.
    (191966)
182
 
Mrs Sharon Hodgson (Washington and Sunderland West): To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, if she will place in the Library a list of expenses which were (a) claimed by and (b) paid to (i) Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) Board members, (ii) members of the EHRC Senior Management team and (iii) all staff employed via off-payroll arrangements in each of the last three financial years.
    (191968)
183
 
Mrs Sharon Hodgson (Washington and Sunderland West): To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what assessment she has made of the (a) average and (b) highest daily rate paid to staff working for the Equality and Human Rights Commission employed through off-payroll arrangements in each of the last six financial years.
    (191997)
184
 
Mrs Sharon Hodgson (Washington and Sunderland West): To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, how many members of staff working for the Equality and Human Rights Commission who are employed through off-payroll arrangements were remunerated by payment to a personal services company; and what the total value of any such payments was in each of the last six financial years.
    (191998)
185
 
Mr David Crausby (Bolton North East): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans he has to highlight the importance of women in the workplace at the forthcoming discussions on decent work at the UN Commission on the Status of Women 2014.
    (192127)
186
 
Andrew Gwynne (Denton and Reddish): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in (a) Denton and Reddish constituency, (b) Tameside Metropolitan Borough and (c) Stockport Metropolitan Borough are (i) entitled to and (ii) receiving council tax relief.
    (192154)
187
 
Toby Perkins (Chesterfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the effect on the ability of older and disabled workers to find work as a result of the abolition of the Percentage Threshold Scheme for recovering statutory sick pay.
    (192157)
Tuesday 18 March  

Questions for Oral Answer

 
Oral Questions to the Secretary of State for Justice
 
* 1
Stephen Timms (East Ham): What his future plans for legal aid are.
    (903093)
* 2
Chris Williamson (Derby North): What progress he has made on his plans for changes to the Probation Service.
    (903094)
* 3
Paul Blomfield (Sheffield Central): What his future plans for legal aid are.
    (903095)
* 4
Steve Brine (Winchester): What steps he is taking to reduce reoffending by persistent offenders.
    (903096)
* 5
Sheila Gilmore (Edinburgh East): What progress he has made in ensuring that the judiciary provide the Department for Work and Pensions and appellants with reasons for their conclusions in appeals against employment and support allowance.
    (903097)
* 6
Charlie Elphicke (Dover): What progress he has made on his reforms to rehabilitation aimed at reducing reoffending.
    (903098)
* 7
Mike Kane (Wythenshawe and Sale East): What his future plans are for access to judicial review.
    (903099)
* 8
Bob Blackman (Harrow East): What recent representations he has received on the role played by the London mayoralty in the delivery of justice in London.
    (903100)
* 9
Mr David Crausby (Bolton North East): What further plans he has to close courts before 2015.
    (903101)
* 10
Miss Anne McIntosh (Thirsk and Malton): What assessment he has made of recent trends in the level of staffing of the Prison Service.
    (903102)
* 11
Andy McDonald (Middlesbrough): What his future plans for legal aid are.
    (903103)
* 12
Mrs Mary Glindon (North Tyneside): What progress he has made on his plans for changes to the Probation Service.
    (903104)
* 13
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): What his policy is on support for victims of crimes.
    (903105)
* 14
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow): What recent representations he has received on compensation for people with pleural plaques.
    (903106)
* 15
Grahame M. Morris (Easington): What progress he has made on his plans for changes to the Probation Service.
    (903107)
* 16
Mark Menzies (Fylde): What progress he has made on his reforms to rehabilitation aimed at reducing reoffending.
    (903108)
* 17
Katy Clark (North Ayrshire and Arran): What recent progress has been made on the release of papers relating to the Shrewsbury 24.
    (903109)
* 18
Kevin Brennan (Cardiff West): What his policy is on the use by prisoners of musical instruments.
    (903110)
* 19
Nic Dakin (Scunthorpe): What progress he has made on his plans for changes to the Probation Service.
    (903111)
* 20
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East): What assessment he has made of the adequacy of current sentencing guidelines in manslaughter cases where a single punch to the head results in death; and if he will make a statement.
    (903112)
* 21
Mr Tom Clarke (Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill): What his future plans for legal aid are.
    (903113)
* 22
John Glen (Salisbury): What progress he has made on his reforms to rehabilitation aimed at reducing reoffending.
    (903114)
* 23
Robert Flello (Stoke-on-Trent South): What plans he has to bring forward legislative proposals to expand the scope of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
    (903115)
* 24
Lindsay Roy (Glenrothes): What plans he has to bring forward legislative proposals to expand the scope of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
    (903116)
* 25
Karen Lumley (Redditch): What progress he has made on his reforms to rehabilitation aimed at reducing reoffending.
    (903117)
At 12.15pm
Topical Questions to the Secretary of State for Justice
The Members listed below have been selected by ballot to ask a Topical Question.
* 1
Guy Opperman (Hexham): If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
    (903118)
* 2
Stella Creasy (Walthamstow):  
    (903119)
* 3
Mr Marcus Jones (Nuneaton):  
    (903120)
* 4
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East):  
    (903121)
* 5
Mr Robert Buckland (South Swindon):  
    (903122)
* 6
Katy Clark (North Ayrshire and Arran):  
    (903123)
* 7
Kerry McCarthy (Bristol East):  
    (903124)
* 8
Andrew Gwynne (Denton and Reddish):  
    (903125)
* 9
Steve Brine (Winchester):  
    (903126)
* 10
Nick Smith (Blaenau Gwent):  
    (903127)

Questions for Written Answer

Notices given on Monday 3 March

1
N
Mr Andy Slaughter (Hammersmith): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate his Department has made of the full costs of the National Compliance and Enforcement Service and the value of its business; and when this estimate was made.
    (190327)

Notices given on Tuesday 4 March

1
N
Alun Cairns (Vale of Glamorgan): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what funding his Department provided for staff to carry out trade union activities in each of the last three years; and how many days staff spent on those activities in those years.
    (190486)
2
N
Alun Cairns (Vale of Glamorgan): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what funding his Department provided for staff to carry out trade union activities in each of the last three years; and how many days staff spent on those activities in those years.
    (190482)
3
N
Alun Cairns (Vale of Glamorgan): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what funding his Department provided for staff to carry out trade union activities in each of the last three years; and how many days staff spent on those activities in those years.
    (190483)
4
N
Alun Cairns (Vale of Glamorgan): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what funding his Department provided for staff to carry out trade union activities in each of the last three years; and how many days staff spent on those activities in those years.
    (190484)
5
N
Alun Cairns (Vale of Glamorgan): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what funding his Department provided for staff to carry out trade union activities in each of the last three years; and how many days staff spent on those activities in those years.
    (190485)

Notices given on Tuesday 11 March

1
N
Sir Greg Knight (East Yorkshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what solar geo-engineering his Department (a) has conducted, (b) has permitted and (c) is aware of in the airspace above Britain.
    (191581)
2
N
Mr Michael Meacher (Oldham West and Royton): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many elderly people have received help with (a) low, (b) moderate, (c) substantial and (d) critical needs in each month since January 2010.
    (191567)

Notices given on Wednesday 12 March

1
N
Mr Simon Burns (Chelmsford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 11 March 2014, Official Report, column 196W, on Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme, for what reasons his Department considers that the Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme does not affect the operation of Government accounting and borrowing rules; to which organisations his Department has communicated this; whether he has discussed with the Chancellor of the Exchequer the possibility of allowing an exemption to Government accounting and borrowing rules in this instance; and if he will make a statement.
    (191833)
2
N
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Dwyfor Meirionnydd): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of police staff in each police area in England and Wales have received training in sections 2A and 4A of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997.
    (191757)
3
N
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Dwyfor Meirionnydd): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of probation staff have received training in sections 2A and 4A of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997.
    (191756)
4
N
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Dwyfor Meirionnydd): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what treatment is available for persons convicted of stalking (a) in prisons and (b) as a condition of a community order.
    (191758)

Notices given on Thursday 13 March

1
N
Mr Russell Brown (Dumfries and Galloway): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the average weekly hours worked since the first quarter of 2008 to date.
[Transferred]   (191752)
2
N
Jenny Chapman (Darlington): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the electoral registration figures were in each ward in the recent voter confirmation dry run conducted in (a) Darlington constituency and (b) the Borough of Darlington.
    (192146)
3
N
Andrew Percy (Brigg and Goole): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people aged (a) 25 years and over and (b) 16 to 24 years old have been unemployed for more than a year in Brigg and Goole constituency since 2008.
    (191915)
4
N
Cathy Jamieson (Kilmarnock and Loudoun): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the amount which will be raised for charities through the Gift Aid Small Charitable Donations Scheme, by 31 March 2014.
    (192060)
5
N
Greg Mulholland (Leeds North West): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what meetings his Department has had with (a) pub companies, (b) the British Beer and Pub Association, (c) members of the British Beer and Pub Association, (d) Independent Family Brewers of Britain and (e) members of Independent Family Brewers of Britain.
    (192124)
6
N
Andrew Percy (Brigg and Goole): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many fines have been issued to employers in (a) Brigg and Goole constituency and (b) Yorkshire and the Humber for non-payment of the national minimum wage in each year since 2010; and what the total value of such fines was in each such area.
    (191917)
7
N
Hilary Benn (Leeds Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which local authorities have been affected by the recent flooding and have applied to his Department for funding under the Bellwin scheme.
    (191972)
8
N
Julie Elliott (Sunderland Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many onshore wind farm applications and how much onshore wind capacity have been recovered by the Secretary of State in each month in 2013; and how many such applications and capacity had previously received consent from the Planning Inspectorate.
    (191952)
9
N
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which local authorities in England and Wales use higher-rate telephone numbers for public enquiries.
    (191953)
10
N
Stephen Barclay (North East Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much Sport England funding has been allocated to local authorities (a) in and (b) not in the core city group in the last three years.
    (192010)
11
N
David Wright (Telford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many meetings (a) civil servants, (b) consultants and (c) Ministers of his Department have had on the Logistical Commodities Services Transformation Programme with (i) Telford and Wrekin Council and (ii) Cherwell District Council.
    (192055)
12
N
David Wright (Telford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the overall consultancy budget is for the delivery of the Logistical Commodities Services Transformation Programme; and how much of that budget has been spent to date.
    (192056)
13
N
David Wright (Telford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) civil servants and (b) consultants are working on an in-house solution for the Logistical Commodities Services Transformation Programme; and where they are located.
    (192057)
14
N
David Wright (Telford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) civil servants and (b) consultants are working on the Logistical Commodities Services Transformation Programme.
    (192058)
15
N
David Wright (Telford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the timetable is for (a) each stage and (b) the final completion of the Logistical Commodities Services Transformation Programme.
    (192059)
16
N
Kevin Brennan (Cardiff West): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Statement of 13 March 2014 by the Minister for Schools, how much of the funding announced will come from (a) his Department's budget and (b) the Treasury.
    (192041)
17
N
Kevin Brennan (Cardiff West): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Statement of 13 March 2014 by the Minister for Schools, whether any of the funding announced will generate a Barnett consequential.
    (192042)
18
N
Kevin Brennan (Cardiff West): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, which contractors were awarded the contract by the National College for Teaching and Leadership for professional skills tests for initial teacher training entrants.
    (192144)
19
N
Kevin Brennan (Cardiff West): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent representations he has received on the professional skills test for initial teacher training entrants.
    (192145)
20
N
Kevin Brennan (Cardiff West): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how the applicants of the contracts for the professional skills test for ITT entrants will be assessed; and how often Ministers have received reports relating to the quality or otherwise of the contractors.
    (192184)
21
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what funding has been allocated to the Troops to Teachers programme to date.
    (192171)
22
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many service leavers have (a) applied to and (b) been accepted on the Troops to Teachers programme to date.
    (192172)
23
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many service leavers (a) applied to and (b) were accepted on initial teacher training in (i) 2008-09, (ii) 2009-10, (iii) 2010-11, (iv) 2011-12, (v) 2012-13 and (vi) the current academic year to date.
    (192173)
24
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of initial teacher trainees were service leavers in (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10, (c) 2010-11, (d) 2011-12, (e) 2012-13 and (f) the current academic year to date.
    (192174)
25
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of service leavers (a) applied to and (b) were accepted on initial teacher training in (i) 2008-09, (ii) 2009-10, (iii) 2010-11, (iv) 2011-12, (v) 2012-13 and (vi) the current academic year to date.
    (192175)
26
N
Clive Efford (Eltham): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many free schools proposed to open in September 2014 have yet to secure a (a) permanent and (b) temporary site; and if he will make a statement.
    (192053)
27
N
Clive Efford (Eltham): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, by which criteria the Education Funding Agency will prioritise the allocation of capital resources to secondary schools; and if he will make a statement.
    (192054)
28
N
Dan Jarvis (Barnsley Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will meet the Never Such Innocence campaign to discuss educational material relating to the commemoration of the First World War.
    (191989)
29
N
Diana Johnson (Kingston upon Hull North): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will make an assessment of the relative educational outcomes in Hull and Surrey local authority areas; and what assessment he has made of how the extra funding for schools announced on 13 March 2014 will address such differences.
    (191973)
30
N
Andrew Percy (Brigg and Goole): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what his Department's policy is on using adrenaline shots in schools to treat children having an anaphylactic shock.
    (191916)
31
N
Derek Twigg (Halton): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to his Answer of 24 February 2014, Official Report, column 223W, on Sandymoor school, what funding will be allocated to Sandymoor Free School in the 2014-15 financial year.
    (192123)
32
N
Alex Cunningham (Stockton North): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, which recommendations of the Maitland Review he has not implemented due to an alternative approach being adopted; and what the alternative approach is in each such case.
    (192052)
33
N
Julie Elliott (Sunderland Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how much onshore wind capacity (a) received planning approval and (b) was rejected in each month in 2013; and how many planning applications for onshore wind farms were (i) approved and (ii) rejected in each such month.
    (191992)
34
N
Sarah Newton (Truro and Falmouth): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, when his Department plans to consult on changes to the warm home discount for the period from 2015-16.
    (191920)
35
N
Sarah Newton (Truro and Falmouth): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many families with children receive the warm home discount.
    (191921)
36
N
Sir Tony Baldry (Banbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to mitigate the impact of bats on churches; if he will set out a timetable for such steps; and if he will make a statement.
    (191918)
37
N
Cathy Jamieson (Kilmarnock and Loudoun): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received from the UK Ambassador in Rabat to reports on the arrest of the journalists Lafkir Laghdaf and Khaled Rouhi.
    (192176)
38
N
Cathy Jamieson (Kilmarnock and Loudoun): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if his Department will raise with the Moroccan Ambassador to the UK the arrests of the journalists Lafkir Laghdaf and Khaled Rouhi.
    (192177)
39
N
Cathy Jamieson (Kilmarnock and Loudoun): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will hold discussions with the Polisario Front on security in the parts of Western Sahara under its control.
    (192178)
40
N
Pamela Nash (Airdrie and Shotts): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he last met Uganda's High Commissioner in London.
    (191912)
41
N
Pamela Nash (Airdrie and Shotts): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his counterparts in Commonwealth governments on Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Act and Anti-Pornography Act.
    (191913)
42
N
Debbie Abrahams (Oldham East and Saddleworth): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the chair of the food network of the responsibility deal has received (a) paid employment, (b) funding for research and (c) hospitality from the food industry.
    (192170)
43
N
Luciana Berger (Liverpool, Wavertree): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the potential change in the number of health visitors working with children as a result of the transfer of funding for health visitors from the NHS to local authorities in 2015.
    (191911)
44
N
Luciana Berger (Liverpool, Wavertree): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what services are given in support of NHS nurses reporting cases of female genital mutilation.
    (191991)
45
N
Mr John Denham (Southampton, Itchen): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will estimate the average cost to the public purse of placing a severely disabled child in full-time residential care.
    (191976)
46
N
Mr John Denham (Southampton, Itchen): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance he has given to local authorities on the provision of respite care to severely disabled children and adults.
    (191977)
47
N
Mr John Denham (Southampton, Itchen): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of local authorities currently planning to close homes offering respite care to severely disabled children and adults.
    (191978)
48
N
Diana Johnson (Kingston upon Hull North): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will request the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency to carry out a consultation with patients and professionals on the effect of switching between brands of anti-epileptic drugs.
    (191970)
49
N
Diana Johnson (Kingston upon Hull North): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations he has received on the effects of switching between different versions of Levetiracetam and other anti-epileptic drugs.
    (191971)
50
N
Diana Johnson (Kingston upon Hull North): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency took to consult with patients before issuing new guidance on switching between different manufacturers' versions of anti-epileptic drugs.
    (191974)
51
N
Barbara Keeley (Worsley and Eccles South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with NHS England on that body's policy for payment of senior staff after leaving NHS jobs for a period of secondment.
    (191975)
52
N
Charlotte Leslie (Bristol North West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department takes to ensure that children who need mental health interventions are placed in facilities as close to their homes as possible.
    (191994)
53
N
Charlotte Leslie (Bristol North West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what powers the Care Quality Commission has to carry out spot checks of all wards of a hospital without seeking the permission of the relevant commissioner beforehand.
    (192040)
54
N
Mr Jamie Reed (Copeland): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of doctors and nurses participated in clinical audit in each of the last five years.
    (192120)
55
N
Mr Jamie Reed (Copeland): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of NHS funding has been spent on clinical audit in each of the last five years.
    (192121)
56
N
Mr Jamie Reed (Copeland): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many alert notices have been issued in respect of healthcare professionals in each of the last five years.
    (192122)
57
N
Luciana Berger (Liverpool, Wavertree): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will bring forward legislative proposals to make the reporting of female genital mutilation cases mandatory for all public sector workers.
    (191984)
58
N
Luciana Berger (Liverpool, Wavertree): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will bring forward legislative proposals to make conspiring to perform female genital mutilation a criminal offence.
    (191986)
59
N
Luciana Berger (Liverpool, Wavertree): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the proportion of calls made to the NSPCC reporting female genital mutilation cases that have been passed on to the police.
    (191987)
60
N
Mr Jim Murphy (East Renfrewshire): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many full-time officials in her Department have responsibility for helping developing countries improve their healthcare systems.
    (191985)
61
N
Mr Jim Murphy (East Renfrewshire): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many full-time equivalent officials in her Department have responsibility for helping developing countries improve their tax collection systems.
    (191988)
62
N
Mr Jim Murphy (East Renfrewshire): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many full-time equivalent officials in her Department have responsibility for helping developing countries improve education systems.
    (191990)
63
N
Pamela Nash (Airdrie and Shotts): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what funds her Department has made available to the Inter-Religious Council of Ugunda in each year from 2010-11 to 2013-14.
    (191914)
64
N
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department is taking to negotiate compulsory prisoner transfer agreements with (a) Jamaica and (b) Pakistan.
    (191919)
65
N
Dan Jarvis (Barnsley Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of the Youth Justice Board's budget has been spent on research in each year since 2010.
    (191980)
66
N
Dan Jarvis (Barnsley Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many defendants in homicide cases have pleaded the partial defence of diminished responsibility in each year since 2010; and how many defendants have been convicted with diminished responsibility in each of those years.
    (192012)
67
N
Steve Rotheram (Liverpool, Walton): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people convicted of attempted murder have been granted permission to enter exclusion zones in the Liverpool City Region which form part of their license arrangements since 1 January 2014.
    (191982)
68
N
Steve Rotheram (Liverpool, Walton): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will initiate a review into the reasons why Mr Edward McEvilly was permitted to enter an exclusion zone in which his victim lives within one week of his release from prison.
    (191983)
69
N
Mr Ben Wallace (Wyre and Preston North): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how Scottish soldiers and their families posted on accompanied tours elsewhere in the UK can register to vote in the Scottish Referendum.
    (192169)
70
N
Fiona O'Donnell (East Lothian): To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what the electoral registration figures were in each ward in the recent confirmation dry run conducted in East Lothian constituency.
    (192011)
71
N
Mr John Denham (Southampton, Itchen): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what representations he has made to the European Commission on the state aid judgement on the Merseyside cruise terminal; and if he will make a statement.
    (191979)
72
N
Tim Farron (Westmorland and Lonsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress has been made on the electrification of the Windemere to Oxenholme railway line.
    (191981)
73
N
Ian Lucas (Wrexham): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will take steps to introduce statutory time limits on claims for personal independence payments.
    (191993)
74
N
Stephen Timms (East Ham): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 20 January 2012, Official Report, column 1032W, on Work Programme, when he expects to publish the independent evaluation of the Work Programme.
    (192005)
75
N
Stephen Timms (East Ham): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people referred by Jobcentre Plus to the Work Programme in each month since June 2011 failed to start on the Programme.
    (192006)
76
N
Stephen Timms (East Ham): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the operation of the Work Programme in rural areas.
    (192007)
77
N
Stephen Timms (East Ham): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent representations he has received from (a) providers and (b) customers on the effectiveness of the Work Programme; and if he will make a statement.
    (192008)
78
N
Stephen Timms (East Ham): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he received the Work Programme Evaluation: Interim meta-report; what his plans are for its publication; and if he will make a statement.
    (192009)
Wednesday 19 March  

Questions for Oral Answer

 
Oral Questions to the Secretary of State for Scotland
 
* 1
Mr Ian Davidson (Glasgow South West): When he plans to respond to the Fifth Report from the Scottish Affairs Committee on the Crown Estate, HC 889.
    (903078)
* 3
Alison McGovern (Wirral South): What assessment he has made of the extent of the use of zero-hours contracts in Scotland.
    (903080)
* 4
Dr Eilidh Whiteford (Banff and Buchan): What assessment he has made of the effect of the Government's welfare reforms on levels of child poverty in Scotland.
    (903081)
* 5
Dr Thérèse Coffey (Suffolk Coastal): What assessment he has made of the financial benefits for Scotland of being part of the UK.
    (903082)
* 6
Mel Stride (Central Devon): What recent discussions he has had with the Scottish Government on the prospect of a currency union with an independent Scotland.
    (903083)
* 7
Andrew Bridgen (North West Leicestershire): What recent discussions he has had with the Scottish Government on the prospect of a currency union with an independent Scotland.
    (903084)
* 8
Karl McCartney (Lincoln): What recent discussions he has had with the Scottish Government on the prospect of a currency union in an independent Scotland.
    (903085)
* 9
Mr Graham Allen (Nottingham North): What discussions he has had on the potential benefits of replicating aspects of the Scottish devolution model in England; and if he will make a statement.
    (903086)
* 10
Mark Menzies (Fylde): What recent discussions he has had with the Scottish Government on the prospect of a currency union with an independent Scotland.
    (903087)
* 11
Graeme Morrice (Livingston): What assessment he has made of the potential effect of Scottish independence on investment in the North Sea oil industry.
    (903088)
* 12
Mr Brian H. Donohoe (Central Ayrshire): How many 18 to 24 year olds in Scotland have been unemployed for two years or more.
    (903089)
* 13
Cathy Jamieson (Kilmarnock and Loudoun): How many 18 to 24 year olds in Scotland have been unemployed for two years or more.
    (903090)
* 14
Pamela Nash (Airdrie and Shotts): How many 18 to 24 year olds in Scotland have been unemployed for two years or more.
    (903091)
* 15
Michael Connarty (Linlithgow and East Falkirk): What steps he is taking to encourage small and medium-sized businesses to participate in the debate on Scottish independence.
    (903092)
At 12 noon
Oral Questions to the Prime Minister
Unless otherwise indicated the Members listed below will ask a question without notice
* 1
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham): If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 19 March.
    (903128)
* 2
Dr Julian Huppert (Cambridge):  
    (903129)
* 3
Andrew Stephenson (Pendle):  
    (903130)
* 4
Sir Alan Haselhurst (Saffron Walden):  
    (903131)
* 5
Albert Owen (Ynys Môn):  
    (903132)
* 6
Nigel Mills (Amber Valley):  
    (903133)
* 7
Bob Stewart (Beckenham):  
    (903134)
* 8
Ian Swales (Redcar):  
    (903135)
* 9
Christopher Pincher (Tamworth):  
    (903136)
* 10
Kerry McCarthy (Bristol East):  
    (903137)
* 11
Mr John Whittingdale (Maldon):  
    (903138)
* 12
Mr David Ward (Bradford East):  
    (903139)
* 13
Ian Murray (Edinburgh South):  
    (903140)
* 14
Paul Uppal (Wolverhampton South West):  
    (903141)
* 15
Gordon Henderson (Sittingbourne and Sheppey):  
    (903142)

Questions for Written Answer

Notices given on Wednesday 5 March

1
N
Alun Cairns (Vale of Glamorgan): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will take steps to facilitate the interoperability of electronic media and music between different operating systems to prevent closed markets in this area.
    (190697)
2
N
Alun Cairns (Vale of Glamorgan): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what funding his Department provided for staff to carry out trade union activities in each of the last three years; and how many days staff spent on those activities in those years.
    (190696)
3
N
Alun Cairns (Vale of Glamorgan): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what funding his Department provided for staff to carry out trade union activities in each of the last three years; and how many days staff spent on those activities in those years.
    (190695)
4
N
Alun Cairns (Vale of Glamorgan): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what funding his Department provided for staff to carry out trade union activities in each of the last three years; and how many days staff spent on those activities in those years.
    (190698)

Notices given on Tuesday 11 March

1
N
Sir Tony Cunningham (Workington): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 10 December 2013, Official Report, column 127W, on squatting, what the cost to the public purse has been of hearings in relation to the case of a constituent of the hon. Member for Workington, Gary Tomlinson, Claim Number OWH00080, Cert Number JBIRQK61BB77/A/E/1; for what reasons legal aid funding in relation to this case was withdrawn; and if he will place in the Library a copy of the report in relation to that withdrawal decision.
    (191542)

Notices given on Thursday 13 March

1
N
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what estimate he has made of the potential cost to cross-border companies if Scotland becomes independent.
[Question Unstarred]   (903079)
2
N
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many employees of the Driver and Vehicle Agency in Northern Ireland have been employed there for (a) five years or fewer, (b) six to 10 years, (c) 11 to 15 years, (d) 16 to 20 years and (e) more than 20 years.
    (192125)
3
N
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many employees of the Driver and Vehicle Agency in Northern Ireland are (a) under 30, (b) 31 to 40, (c) 41 to 50, (d) 51 to 60 and (e) over 60 years.
    (192126)
Thursday 20 March  

Questions for Written Answer

Notices given on Thursday 6 March

1
N
Alun Cairns (Vale of Glamorgan): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what funding his Department provided for staff to carry out trade union activities in each of the last three years; and how many days staff spent on those activities in those years.
    (191024)
2
N
Alun Cairns (Vale of Glamorgan): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what funding her Department provided for staff to carry out trade union activities in each of the last three years; and how many days staff spent on those activities in those years.
    (191025)
3
N
Alun Cairns (Vale of Glamorgan): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what funding her Department provided for staff to carry out trade union activities in each of the last three years; and how many days staff spent on those activities in those years.
    (191026)

Notices given on Monday 10 March

1
N
Mr Clive Betts (Sheffield South East): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when all publications and literature, including press releases and statements made by officials on behalf of his Department will be politically impartial in accordance with the principles and requirements of the Code of Recommended Practice on Local Authority Publicity.
    (191298)

Notices given on Thursday 13 March

1
N
Bridget Phillipson (Houghton and Sunderland South): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will place in the Library a copy of 2014DIN01-023, Engagement with suppliers, contractors and former bidders following termination of the Material Strategy GO-CO procurement.
    (192013)
2
N
Bridget Phillipson (Houghton and Sunderland South): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 27 February 2014, Official Report, column 472W, on bus services: disability, what steps the Government has taken to ensure that operators comply with the Public Service Vehicles Accessibility Regulations 2000.
    (192043)
Monday 24 March  

Questions for Written Answer

Notices given on Wednesday 12 March

1
N
Alun Cairns (Vale of Glamorgan): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what progress he has made on implementing the Third Parties (Rights against Insurers) Act 2010; and when he will take steps to bring this Act into force.
    (191783)
Wednesday 26 March  

Questions for Written Answer

Notices given on Thursday 13 March

1
N
Chris Williamson (Derby North): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what roles his Department plays in tackling animal welfare crimes; and which such roles are the responsibility of non-governmental organisations.
    (191995)
2
N
Chris Williamson (Derby North): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which responsibilities for tackling animal welfare crimes are managed by (a) her Department and (b) non-governmental organisations.
    (191996)
Thursday 27 March  

Questions for Written Answer

Notices given on Tuesday 4 March

1
N
Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the objectives are of Britain's Defence and Security Strategy.
    (190480)

Prepared 14th March 2014