Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Monday 9 February 2015

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 9 February 2015

(the ‘Questions Book’)

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on

Monday 9 February 2015


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

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

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

Monday 9 February  
Questions to the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills
1 N
Alex Cunningham (Stockton North): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will make an assessment of the adequacy of the employment protections for staff in the offshore oil and gas sector in the event of an employer seeking to replace them with non-UK based workers on lower rates of pay.
      (223458)
2  
Philip Davies (Shipley): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment the Intellectual Property Office has made of the potential effect of the introduction of standardised tobacco products on intellectual property rights.
      (223412)
3  
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what discussions he has had with his counterparts in the devolved institutions on ensuring that policy on, and the operation of, the ICT and digital Degree Apprenticeship qualifications being introduced in England in September 2015 is linked to similar initiatives in other parts of the UK.
      (223280)
4  
Kate Green (Stretford and Urmston): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what responsibilities local authorities will have in relation to further education as part of the (a) Manchester and (b) Sheffield City Deal.
      (223320)
5  
Mark Hendrick (Preston): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many apprenticeships have been created in (a) Preston, (b) Lancashire and (c) the North West in the last five years; and how many of those apprenticeships were in the services industry.
      (223517)
6 N
Dr Julian Huppert (Cambridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, whether the Competition and Markets Authority is conducting an investigation into allegations of cartel behaviour by banks in (a) foreign exchange markets and (b) other capital markets.
      (223331)
7  
Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck (South Shields): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many complaints the Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate has received about umbrella payroll companies in each of the last five years.
      (223605)
8  
Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck (South Shields): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many umbrella payroll companies have been investigated by the Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate in each of the last five years.
      (223606)
9  
Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck (South Shields): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many umbrella payroll companies have been subject to enforcement action by the Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate in each of the last five years.
      (223607)
10  
Ian Lucas (Wrexham): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what discussions he has had with his Australian counterpart on the Tuition Protection Scheme for international students in Australia.
      (223279)
11 N
Ian Lucas (Wrexham): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for the Home Department or other Ministers in her Department on the establishment of a national financial protection scheme for international students.
      (223287)
12 N
Ian Lucas (Wrexham): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, when he last met international students' representatives to discuss issues affecting international students in the UK.
      (223288)
13  
Ian Lucas (Wrexham): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what representations he has received on the establishment of a national financial protection scheme for international students.
      (223346)
14 N
Ian Lucas (Wrexham): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what his policy is on the establishment of a national financial protection scheme for international students studying in the UK.
      (223367)
15 N
Ian Lucas (Wrexham): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many international students applied to study in UK universities in each of the last five years.
      (223394)
16 N
Grahame M. Morris (Easington): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment he has made of the effect on the domestic offshore skills base of Shell UK Ltd's decision to award Allseas Group SA the contract for decommissioning three of its Brent Field platforms on the UK Continental Shelf.
      (223359)
17  
Toby Perkins (Chesterfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment he has made of the effect of Nursing and Midwifery Council fees on the quality of teaching and facilities for nurses and midwives.
      (223521)
18  
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what information his Department holds on the number of textile manufacturers in (a) the UK, (b) Yorkshire, (c) Manchester, (d) Leeds, (e) Kirklees, and (f) Huddersfield.
      (223532)
19  
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what plans he has to support skills development in textile manufacturing.
      (223533)
20  
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what plans he has to support innovation in textile manufacturing.
      (223534)
21  
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will estimate the number of people employed in textile manufacturing in (a) the UK, (b) Yorkshire, (c) Leeds, (d) Huddersfield and (e) Manchester.
      (223535)
22  
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that employees working for companies with which his Department has contracted are paid more than National Minimum Wage.
      (223538)
23  
Mr John Spellar (Warley): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what recent progress has been made on the Trade in Services Agreement.
      (223599)
24 N
Sir John Stanley (Tonbridge and Malling): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, for what reason the value of extant standard individual export licences to Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories fell from £7.9 billion, as stated in his letter of 12 May 2014 to the hon. Member for Tonbridge and Malling, to £93 million, as stated in his letter of 15 December 2014 to the same hon. Member.
      (222938)
Questions to the Minister for the Cabinet Office
25  
Sir David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many press officers at what grades have been employed by the Iraq Inquiry in each year since its establishment; and if he will make a statement.
      (223378)
26  
Sir David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of the Iraq Inquiry; and if he will make a statement.
      (223379)
27  
Sir David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent discussions he has had with the Treasury about the cost to the public purse of the Iraq Inquiry; and if he will make a statement.
      (223380)
28  
Sir David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much the Iraq Inquiry (a) budgeted and (b) spent on security in each year since its establishment; and if he will make a statement.
      (223381)
29  
Sir David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many times the Chair and members of the Iraq Inquiry have met hon. Members since its establishment; when and for what purpose such meetings took place; where the location of each meeting was; what the duration of each meeting was; and if he will make a statement.
      (223382)
30  
Sir David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what Directorate in his Department has policy responsibility for the Iraq Inquiry; how many officials at what grade are employed in this Directorate; and if he will make a statement.
      (223383)
31  
Sir David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many computers have been (a) owned and (b) leased by the Iraq Inquiry in each year since its establishment; at what cost; and if he will make a statement.
      (223384)
32  
Sir David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much was spent on postage by the Iraq Inquiry in each year since its establishment; and if he will make a statement.
      (223385)
33  
Sir David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent discussions (a) he and (b) the Prime Minister has had with the US administration about the publication by the Iraq Inquiry of conversations between (i) Tony Blair and President Bush and (ii) the right hon. Member for Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath and President Bush in the period before and after the invasion of Iraq; what response was received; and if he will make a statement.
      (223386)
34  
Sir David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many officials at what grade have been employed by the Iraq Inquiry in each year; and if he will make a statement.
      (223387)
35 N
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many complaints have been referred to the Parliamentary Ombudsman relating to decisions by Ofsted in the last year for which information is available; how many such complaints were investigated; and how many such complaints were not investigated because they were ultra vires in respect of the Parliamentary Ombudsman's powers.
      (223401)
36  
Paul Flynn (Newport West): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what criteria his Department uses to decide whether to make an exception to the convention that Cabinet minutes are not published.
      (223339)
37  
Paul Flynn (Newport West): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether his Department has had any discussions with the Iraq Inquiry on draft text provided to his Department under the Maxwellisation process.
      (223340)
38  
Paul Flynn (Newport West): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the oral evidence of Sir John Chilcot to the Foreign Affairs Committee on 4 February 2015, HC 1027, Questions 1 and 22, what criteria his Department uses to decide whether advice from government law officers to Ministers can be published in full or in part.
      (223666)
39  
Paul Flynn (Newport West): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the oral evidence of Sir John Chilcot to the Foreign Affairs Committee on 4 February 2015, HC 1027, Questions 20 to 22, over what time period his Department cleared for public release with the publication of the Iraq Inquiry report 7,000 government documents submitted by the Iraq Inquiry for clearance.
      (223667)
40 N
Lisa Nandy (Wigan): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what procedure he used for the reappointment of William Shawcross as Chair of the Charity Commission.
      (223062)
41 N
Lisa Nandy (Wigan): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether he considered any other candidates for the post of Chair of the Charity Commission before reappointing William Shawcross to that position.
      (223063)
42 N
Lisa Nandy (Wigan): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what consultation he undertook to inform the decision to reappoint William Shawcross as Chair of the Charity Commission.
      (223064)
43 N
Lisa Nandy (Wigan): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, for what reasons William Shawcross was reappointed as Chair of the Charity Commission before reaching the end of his current term; and what guidance his Department follows on how far in advance of the end of a term of office an appointment can be renewed.
      (223282)
44 N
Lisa Nandy (Wigan): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the letter to him of 29 January 2015 from the Chief Executive of AVECO, what steps he took to assess the political impartiality of William Shawcross before his reappointment as Chair of the Charity Commission.
      (223284)
45 N
Lisa Nandy (Wigan): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much his Department has spent on match funding start-up progression grants for the Community Organisers programme.
      (223393)
46 N
Lisa Nandy (Wigan): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many of the original 5,000 community organisers from the Government's Community Organising Programme are still in post.
      (223398)
47  
Lisa Nandy (Wigan): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether Stephen Kearney has a pass to the Cabinet Office.
      (223459)
48  
Lisa Nandy (Wigan): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much his Department is paying Stephen Kearney in his role as CEO and Strategist for Community Organising with Locality and the Cabinet Office.
      (223461)
49 N
Chi Onwurah (Newcastle upon Tyne Central): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether any officials in his Department are engaged in preparatory work on legislative proposals for data sharing.
      (223481)
50  
Toby Perkins (Chesterfield): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many retired civil servants are awaiting a pension estimate from myCSP.
      (223519)
51  
Toby Perkins (Chesterfield): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the average length of time taken to provide a Civil Service pension estimate by (a) Capita and (b) myCSP was.
      (223520)
52 N
Lucy Powell (Manchester Central): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the number of hours lost (a) in his Department and (b) across all government departments due to ICT failure.
      (223168)
53 N
Lucy Powell (Manchester Central): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many telephone calls have been made by (a) officials and (b) ministerial offices to the ICT helpline in (i) his Department and (ii) across all government departments due to ICT problems.
      (223169)
54 N
Lucy Powell (Manchester Central): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many breaches of protected personal data by his Department have been reported to the Information Commissioner; and how many people were involved in each such breach in each year since 2010-11.
      (223170)
55 N
Lucy Powell (Manchester Central): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, which government departments' executive agencies and non-departmental public bodies are participating in the next generation Civil Service human resources programme; what the basis is for cost-sharing arrangements for set-up and running costs of that programme; and what human resources functions that programme undertakes.
      (223171)
56 N
Lucy Powell (Manchester Central): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many (a) ministers and (b) civil servants in each Department, agency and NDPB have attended the Commissioning Academy in each year since it was established; and what assessment he has made of the effect of such attendance on commercial skills in the civil service.
      (223256)
57  
Bob Stewart (Beckenham): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what plans he has for the National Citizen Service in Beckenham constituency.
      (223552)
58 N
Stephen Timms (East Ham): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the average proportion was of people from a black and minority ethnic background who were unemployed for longer than (a) 12 months and (b) two years in each of the last 10 years.
      (223154)
Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
59 N
Paul Blomfield (Sheffield Central): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many complaints HM Revenue and Customs have received on non-payment of the national minimum wage by all care providers in (a) 2011, (b) 2012, (c) 2013 and (d) 2014; and how many such complaints subsequently led to formal investigations by HM Revenue and Customs.
      (223473)
60 N
Paul Blomfield (Sheffield Central): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the report Enforcing the National Minimum Wage - Keeping up the Pressure, published by the TUC in January 2015, and pursuant to the Answer of 18 December 2014 to Question 218677, what recent steps his Department has taken to (a) proactively investigate care providers who do not pay their employees the National Minimum Wage and (b) investigate complaints made by care workers to the Pay and Rights Helpline.
      (223480)
61 N
Mr David Blunkett (Sheffield, Brightside and Hillsborough): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the incidence of liability for the payment of inheritance tax was in each parliamentary constituency, based on the primary residence of the deceased in (a) 2009-10, (b) 2010-11, (c) 2011-12, (d) 2012-13 and (e) 2013-14.
      (223142)
62 N
Mr David Blunkett (Sheffield, Brightside and Hillsborough): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much inheritance tax was paid by estates in each parliamentary constituency, based on the primary residence of the deceased in (a) 2009-10, (b) 2010-11, (c) 2011-12, (d) 2012-13 and (e) 2013-14.
      (223143)
63  
Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (The Cotswolds): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much has been paid in compensation to Equitable Life policyholders since the establishment of the compensation scheme; and by what date the full £1.5 billion of that scheme will be paid out.
      (223419)
64  
Philip Davies (Shipley): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of the introduction of standardised tobacco packaging on the UK illicit tobacco market.
      (223411)
65  
Philip Davies (Shipley): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment HM Revenue and Customs has made of the potential effect of the possible introduction of standardised tobacco products on the illicit tobacco market in the UK.
      (223413)
66  
Philip Davies (Shipley): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the proportion of nationals of each EU country who reside in the UK who are claiming child benefit for children in (a) the UK and (b) another EU country.
      (223616)
67  
Philip Davies (Shipley): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the proportion of nationals of each EU country who reside in the UK who are claiming tax credits.
      (223617)
68  
Philip Davies (Shipley): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of the introduction of standardised tobacco products.
      (223618)
69 N
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the average time taken to process changes in household circumstances for existing tax credit claims was in 2014.
      (223106)
70 N
Cathy Jamieson (Kilmarnock and Loudoun): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 3 February to Question 222173, how many of the 300 trained staff working to deliver the Pension Wise service will be delivering telephone sessions via the Pensions Advisory Service based at its headquarters in London.
      (223448)
71 N
Cathy Jamieson (Kilmarnock and Loudoun): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 3 February to Question 222173, what the locations are of the Citizens Advice Bureaux in (a) England, (b) Scotland, (c) Wales and (d) Northern Ireland where trained staff deliver the Pension Wise service.
      (223449)
72 N
Cathy Jamieson (Kilmarnock and Loudoun): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 3 February to Question 222173, how many of the 300 trained staff working to deliver the Pension Wise guidance will provide face to face sessions in (a) England, (b) Scotland, (c) Wales and (d) Northern Ireland.
      (223450)
73  
David Morris (Morecambe and Lunesdale): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of removing VAT on womens sanitary products.
      (223436)
74 N
Pamela Nash (Airdrie and Shotts): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many staff were employed by HM Revenue and Customs to tackle inheritance tax avoidance in (a) the UK, (b) Scotland, (c) England, (d) Wales and (e) Northern Ireland in the last five years for which records are available.
      (223264)
75 N
Pamela Nash (Airdrie and Shotts): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much tax relief on inheritance tax was granted for (a) agricultural and (b) business property in each the last four years up to the most recent period for which records are available.
      (223265)
76 N
Mr Gerry Sutcliffe (Bradford South): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what tax and National Insurance incentives there are for employers who participate in programmes and initiatives related to the physical wellbeing of their employees.
      (223456)
77 N
Mr Gerry Sutcliffe (Bradford South): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many times his Department has introduced special tax arrangements to support a major sporting event since May 2010.
      (223457)
78 N
John Woodcock (Barrow and Furness): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the total advertising budget is for the campaign to promote the Employment Allowance; and how much has been spent on (a) television, (b) newspaper, (c) online, (d) radio and (e) other advertising mentioning that allowance in the last 24 months.
      (223403)
79 N
John Woodcock (Barrow and Furness): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the total advertising budget is for the campaign to promote the Help to Buy scheme; and how much has been spent on (a) television, (b) newspaper, (c) online, (d) radio and (e) other advertising mentioning that scheme in the last 24 months.
      (223404)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
80  
Mr David Anderson (Blaydon): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the accuracy of population projections that have been used in developing the Newcastle/Gateshead One Core Housing Strategy; if he will suspend work on this strategy until revised versions of those projections are available; and if he will make a statement.
      (223497)
81 N
Stuart Andrew (Pudsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will carry out a review of the adequacy of statutory assistance given to single homeless people.
      (223141)
82  
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to ensure that non-governmental public bodies which are allocated funds by his Department are subject to appropriate oversight and are accountable for their use of those funds.
      (223281)
83 N
Barry Gardiner (Brent North): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which organisation is responsible for carrying out environmental impact assessments for hydraulic fracturing developments.
      (223033)
84 N
Dan Jarvis (Barnsley Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how his Department defines what constitutes affordable housing.
      (223248)
85 N
Dan Jarvis (Barnsley Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many affordable houses have been built in each region in each year since May 2010.
      (223249)
86 N
Dan Jarvis (Barnsley Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much the advertising budget is for his Department's Local Digital campaign; and how much has been spent in the last 24 months on (a) television, (b) newspaper, (c) online, (d) radio and (e) other forms of advertising mentioning Local Digital.
      (223466)
87 N
Liz McInnes (Heywood and Middleton): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 15 December 2014 from the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Official Report, column 1167, what progress he has made on ensuring that if a firefighter fails a fitness test through no fault of their own and they do not qualify for ill health retirement, they will get a redeployed role or an unreduced pension.
      (223325)
88 N
Iain McKenzie (Inverclyde): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many hectares of greenbelt land there are in the UK.
      (223366)
89 N
Emma Reynolds (Wolverhampton North East): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether his Department undertook an impact assessment of the introduction of the financial credit for vacant buildings.
      (223172)
90 N
Emma Reynolds (Wolverhampton North East): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on future supply of affordable housing of the introduction of the financial credit for vacant buildings.
      (223173)
91 N
Emma Reynolds (Wolverhampton North East): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on future supply of affordable housing of changes introduced to section 106 requirements for sites of 10 units or less.
      (223174)
92 N
Emma Reynolds (Wolverhampton North East): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on future supply of affordable housing in rural areas of changes introduced to section 106 requirements for sites of 10 units or less.
      (223175)
93 N
Emma Reynolds (Wolverhampton North East): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether his Department undertook an impact assessment of changes to section 106 requirements for sites of 10 units or less.
      (223176)
94  
Andy Sawford (Corby): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will publish data on the Government's calculation of spending power for each local authority area in each financial year between 2010-11 and 2015-16.
      (223319)
95 N
Andy Sawford (Corby): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the formula grant allocation was in each local authority in each year since 2010-11; and what the planned such allocations are for 2015-16.
      (223328)
96 N
Mr Andy Slaughter (Hammersmith): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the circumstances were of each occasion when his Department went against the advice of its independent inspector when approving a compulsory purchase order in the last four years.
      (223452)
97 N
Mr Andy Slaughter (Hammersmith): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, on how many occasions his Department has gone against the advice of its independent inspector when approving a compulsory purchase order.
      (223453)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
98  
Chris Bryant (Rhondda): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, for which organisations he has a role in deciding appointments to Trustee and Executive boards; which such organisations currently do not have full boards; which appointments to such boards are outstanding; what representations he has received on such outstanding appointments; and what discussions he has had on those appointments.
      (223627)
99  
Chris Bryant (Rhondda): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what role he has in appointing people to the Trustee and Executive Boards of the (a) BBC Trust and (b) Imperial War Museum; what appointments to those Boards are outstanding; and what representations he has received on outstanding appointments to those Boards.
      (223628)
100  
Chris Bryant (Rhondda): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans his Department has to set a value for retransmission of public service broadcast channels on pay TV platforms in the UK.
      (223684)
101  
Chris Bryant (Rhondda): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the Fiftieth Report of Session 2013-14 from the Committee of Public Accounts, the rural broadband programme, HC 834, what work his Department has done with local authorities to identify in its rollout of broadband (a) alternative solutions, (b) opportunities for joint working, (c) ways to obtain fair capital contributions from suppliers and (d) other support to promote competition and value for money in its rural broadband rollout.
      (223685)
102  
Chris Bryant (Rhondda): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the Fiftieth Report of Session 2013-14 from the Committee of Public Accounts, the rural broadband programme, HC 834, what steps he has taken to ensure that BT's bid prices for Phase II contracts of the rural broadband programme are reasonable and do not contain excessive contingency; whether he has sought an explanation from BT on the differences between the actual costs of a previous programme and costs included in tender bids; what steps his Department has taken to obtain further information in bid responses on cost drivers, unit costs and reasons for cost variations and assurance from BT about how economies of scale are being passed to the public sector; and whether his Department has carried out external benchmarking of prices in that project to industry standards of a should-cost model.
      (223686)
103  
Chris Bryant (Rhondda): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether the Black Country and South Yorkshire Project Areas have been signed to non-disclosure agreements regarding BT's costs on Phase II of the rural broadband project.
      (223687)
104  
Chris Bryant (Rhondda): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions his Department has had with the National Audit Office on implementing the recommendations of the Public Accounts Committee and the National Audit Office on rural broadband.
      (223688)
105  
Chris Bryant (Rhondda): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to his Department's webpage entitled Broadband Delivery UK, by what specific dates he plans to provide basic broadband (2 Mbs) for all in 2016, provide superfast broadband (24 Mbs) coverage to 90 per cent of the UK in 2016, and provide superfast broadband to 95 per cent of the UK by 2017.
      (223689)
106  
Chris Bryant (Rhondda): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether he plans to issue a response to the National Audit Office update of 28 January 2015 on rural broadband.
      (223690)
107  
Chris Bryant (Rhondda): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the effect of the first two phases of the rural broadband project on BT's position on the wholesale access market.
      (223691)
108 N
Ms Harriet Harman (Camberwell and Peckham): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will ensure that the provisions of the Ofcom Code of Conduct relating to political activity and impartiality are updated.
      (223285)
109 N
Ms Harriet Harman (Camberwell and Peckham): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with Baroness Noakes on the compatibility of her political activity with her role as Deputy Chair of Ofcom.
      (223286)
110 N
Dan Jarvis (Barnsley Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much the advertising budget is for the campaign to promote superfast broadband; and how much of that budget has been spent on (a) television, (b) newspaper, (c) online, (d) radio and (e) other forms of advertising using the phrase, now's the time for superfast broadband in the last 24 months.
      (223467)
111 N
Liz McInnes (Heywood and Middleton): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will take steps to ensure that the National Gallery pays its employees the London Living Wage.
      (223026)
112 N
Liz McInnes (Heywood and Middleton): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the value for money of security provision at the Sainsbury Wing of the National Gallery.
      (223029)
113 N
Liz McInnes (Heywood and Middleton): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the value and duration is of the contract between the National Gallery and CIS Security for the provision of security at the Sainsbury Wing of the National Gallery.
      (223030)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence
114 N
Vernon Coaker (Gedling): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what reports he has received of the current situation regarding the TUPE rights of employees from Babcock Dyncorp to Carillion Amey following the end of the contract on 2 February 2015; and if he will make a statement.
      (223268)
115  
Alex Cunningham (Stockton North): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what provisions are in place to ensure that all military personnel aged under 18 can access higher education, as required by Article 28 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
      (223544)
116 N
Andrew Gwynne (Denton and Reddish): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether (a) civil contingency reaction forces and (b) any other members of the armed forces have been deployed to provide support to the NHS in winter 2014-15.
      (223365)
117  
Andrew Gwynne (Denton and Reddish): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost to the public purse has been of training members of the armed forces to provide support for the NHS in each of the last three years.
      (223388)
118  
Andrew Gwynne (Denton and Reddish): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many members of the armed forces are on standby to provide support to the NHS in winter 2015.
      (223418)
119 N
Cathy Jamieson (Kilmarnock and Loudoun): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what measures are in place to ensure that the parents or legal guardians of armed forces recruits aged under 18 are fully informed of the nature of enlistment into military service before they grant consent to enlistment.
      (223160)
120 N
Cathy Jamieson (Kilmarnock and Loudoun): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether armed forces recruiting staff are required to meet in person the parents or legal guardians of potential recruits aged under 18, before consent to enlistment is granted.
      (223161)
121 N
Dan Jarvis (Barnsley Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what support his Department offers to service leavers seeking to undertake postgraduate study.
      (223252)
122 N
Mr Kevan Jones (North Durham): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department spends on training members of each of the Armed Forces each year.
      (223056)
123 N
Mr Kevan Jones (North Durham): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many members of the Armed Forces will participate in training at the Air Battlespace Training Centre at RAF Waddington each year.
      (223057)
124 N
Mr Kevan Jones (North Durham): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what proportion of the Armed Forces' annual personnel training requirements will be provided at the Air Battlespace Training Centre at RAF Waddington.
      (223058)
125 N
Mr Kevan Jones (North Durham): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the annual per unit cost is of training members of each of the Armed Forces.
      (223059)
126 N
Kerry McCarthy (Bristol East): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment his Department has made of the extent to which it is implementing Priority 5 of the UK's National Strategy for Maritime Security; and whether it has identified any areas in respect of that priority requiring action or improvement.
      (223478)
127  
Paul Murphy (Torfaen): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many invoices and to what value were paid by Defence Equipment and Supply after the statutory 30 days as required under the EU Directive 2011/7/EU in the last 12 months.
      (223344)
128  
Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will place in the Library the letter with reference DG/03/01/MOD STRAT dated 8th February 2011 between the Director General of the Military Aviation Authority and the Second Permanent Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Defence.
      (223407)
129  
Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 27 January 2015 to Question 221408, when the Interface Definition Documents were created and agreed; and who manages Boundary Control.
      (223408)
130  
Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 27 January 2015 to Question 221408, whether (a) all currently modified Tornado GR4 aircraft and (b) those undergoing modification have TCAS II fitted with a fully operative Traffic Advisory mode which has been cleared for operational use.
      (223409)
131  
Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Tornado GR4 aircraft will have the TCAS II system installed.
      (223410)
132 N
Sir Hugh Robertson (Faversham and Mid Kent): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 22 January 2015 to Question 221266, whether UK Armed Forces who served with the British Detachment in Sarajevo during the qualifying period are eligible to receive the UN Special Service medal in addition to their UN Bosnia medal.
      (223253)
133 N
Sir Hugh Robertson (Faversham and Mid Kent): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 22 January 2015 to Question 221266, for what reasons applications to receive the UN Special Service medal can only be made within 12 months of leaving theatre.
      (223254)
134 N
Sir Hugh Robertson (Faversham and Mid Kent): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 22 January 2015 to Question 221266, what steps his Department took to inform all those members of the UK Armed Forces who served with the British Detachment in Sarajevo during the qualifying period of their eligibility to receive the medal, including those who had left the Armed Forces.
      (223255)
135  
Mr Frank Roy (Motherwell and Wishaw): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department has spent on television advertising in each of the last three years.
      (223318)
136  
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what support his Department provides to ex-service personnel with tinnitus and other hearing loss difficulties.
      (223541)
137  
Mr Gerry Sutcliffe (Bradford South): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will meet the Parliamentary Friends of Colombia to discuss the training provided to the Colombian armed forces by British military personnel.
      (223342)
138  
Mr Gerry Sutcliffe (Bradford South): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 4 November 2014 to Question 210574, if he will place in the Library details of training provided to Colombian armed forces by the British military.
      (223376)
139  
Mr Gerry Sutcliffe (Bradford South): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 4 November 2014 to Question 210574, what assessment his Department has undertaken to ensure that the Colombian army units receiving British military training have not committed and will not commit human rights abuses against Colombian civilians.
      (223377)
Questions to the Deputy Prime Minister
140 N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, pursuant to the Answer of 3 February 2015 to Question 222323, under what headings the funding for Electoral Registration Officers to support the transition to Individual Electoral Registration will be spent.
      (223243)
141 N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, pursuant to the Answer of 3 February 2015 to Question 222323, what plans he has to increase the amount of funding available to councils with large student populations to support the transition to Individual Electoral Registration.
      (223244)
142 N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, pursuant to the Answer of 3 February 2015 to Question 222325, under what headings the £4.2 million to increase student registrations following the transition to Individual Voter Registration will be spent.
      (223245)
143 N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what his Department's budget is for social media advertising on the transition to Individual Electoral Registration.
      (223246)
144 N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what recent representations he has received from (a) councils and (b) electoral registration officers in towns and cities with universities on the transition to Individual Electoral Registration.
      (223247)
145 N
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what role his Office is playing in considering funding options for the Weekley-Warkton bypass in Kettering under the Northamptonshire Local Enterprise Partnership growth deal.
      (223471)
146  
Lisa Nandy (Wigan): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, whether, in his official capacity, he has met Stephen Kearney.
      (223460)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Education
147 N
Rushanara Ali (Bethnal Green and Bow): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the effect on local authorities of planned policies to extend the rules governing transport for children in full-time education or undertaking an apprenticeship to 16 to 18 year olds.
      (223034)
148 N
Luciana Berger (Liverpool, Wavertree): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what guidance her Department issues to schools on ensuring that food provided at breakfast clubs and after school clubs is healthy and nutritious.
      (223260)
149 N
Kevin Brennan (Cardiff West): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of children (a) in receipt of free school meals, (b) with a statement of special educational needs, (c) from a BME community and (d) looked after by a local authority received a place in a grammar school in January 2013.
      (223148)
150 N
Kevin Brennan (Cardiff West): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of children (a) in receipt of free school meals, (b) with a statement of special educational needs, (c) from a BME community and (d) looked after by a local authority received a place in a grammar school in January 2012.
      (223149)
151 N
Kevin Brennan (Cardiff West): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of children (a) in receipt of free school meals, (b) with a statement of special educational needs, (c) from a BME community and (d) looked after by a local authority received a place in a grammar school in January 2010.
      (223150)
152 N
Kevin Brennan (Cardiff West): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of children (a) in receipt of free school meals, (b) with a statement of special educational needs, (c) from a BME community and (d) looked after by a local authority received a place in a grammar school in January 2011.
      (223151)
153 N
Kevin Brennan (Cardiff West): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 15 January 2015 to Question 220222, and with reference to the Answer of 26 April 2011, Official Report, column 289, on grammar schools: disadvantaged, for what reason the information requested would incur disproportionate cost for the years 2010 to 2013.
      (223152)
154  
Kevin Brennan (Cardiff West): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to her Answer of 2 February 2015 to Question 222135, for what reason her Department did not publish successful free school applications from waves 4-7 at the same time as successful applications from waves 1-3.
      (223597)
155 N
Alistair Burt (North East Bedfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she or a Minister in her Department will pay a visit to Sandy Upper School, Bedfordshire.
      (223399)
156 N
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will amend the information on the government website relating to complaints about Ofsted inspection reports to remove the reference to the fact that people who are unhappy with a review by the Independent Complaints Adjudication Service for Ofsted can also complain to the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman.
      (223402)
157 N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much the advertising budget is for her Department's Your Future Their Future campaign; and how much her Department has spent on (a) television, (b) newspaper, (c) online, (d) radio and (e) other forms of advertising in that campaign in the last two years.
      (223485)
158 N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much the advertising budget is for her Department's campaign to promote free childcare; and how much her Department has spent on (a) television, (b) newspaper, (c) online, (d) radio and (e) other forms of advertising mentioning free childcare in the last two years.
      (223486)
159 N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much the advertising budget is for her Department's Get into Teaching campaign; and how much her Department has spent on (a) television, (b) newspaper, (c) online, (d) radio and (e) other forms of advertising using the phrase Get into Teaching.
      (223487)
160 N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much the advertising budget is for her Department's Your Life campaign; and how much her Department has spent on (a) television, (b) newspaper, (c) online, (d) radio and (e) other forms of advertising using the phrase Your Life.
      (223488)
161  
Mark Hendrick (Preston): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many teachers in schools in (a) Preston, (b) Lancashire and (c) the North West left the profession in (i) 2010, (ii) 2011, (iii) 2012, (iv) 2013 and (v) 2014.
      (223510)
162  
Mark Hendrick (Preston): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many free schools there currently are in (a) Preston, (b) Lancashire and (c) the North West; and how much funding her Department has allocated to the funding of free schools in each such area.
      (223512)
163  
Mark Hendrick (Preston): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many unqualified teachers were teaching at each school in Preston constituency in (a) April 2010 and (b) December 2014.
      (223624)
164  
Steve McCabe (Birmingham, Selly Oak): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 5 January 2015 to Question 219294, what her estimate is of the cost to the Department of the research project on the number of young carers in England.
      (223374)
165  
Steve McCabe (Birmingham, Selly Oak): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 5 January 2015 to Question 219294, what date she set for the research project on the number of young carers in England to be completed.
      (223375)
166  
Steve McCabe (Birmingham, Selly Oak): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 5 January 2015 to Question 219289, what the technical reasons were for the decision to delay the introduction of the Adoption Register.
      (223392)
167  
Steve McCabe (Birmingham, Selly Oak): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many young carers are in receipt of free school meals in maintained schools.
      (223548)
168  
Steve McCabe (Birmingham, Selly Oak): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 22 January 2015 to Question 220889, what mechanism is in place to alert Ministers when local authorities do not issue a final statement of special educational needs within the statutory 26 week time limit.
      (223615)
169  
Steve McCabe (Birmingham, Selly Oak): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 27 January 2015 to Question 221698, if she will publish the feedback to local authorities on the findings of the Family Rights Group's work.
      (223640)
170 N
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many people without a QTS qualification or not working towards a QTS qualification were employed as teachers in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in Blackpool South constituency in (i) January 2015 and (ii) May 2010; and what those numbers represent as a proportion of the total number.
      (223474)
171 N
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many classes in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in Blackpool South constituency reported having class sizes in excess of 30 pupils in (i) January 2015 and (ii) May 2010; and what those numbers represent as a proportion of the total number.
      (223475)
172 N
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of children entering secondary school were unable to enter their first-choice school in Blackpool South constituency in the (a) 2014-15 and (b) 2009-10 academic year; and what those numbers represent as a proportion of the total number.
      (223476)
173 N
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many students in schools under the control of Blackpool Education Authority in Blackpool South constituency received five GCSEs Grade A* to C including mathematics and English in the (a) 2014-15 and (b) 2009-10 academic year; and what those numbers represent as a proportion of the total number.
      (223477)
174 N
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many students qualified for free school meals in schools in Blackpool South constituency in the (a) 2014-15 and (b) 2009-10 academic year; and what these numbers represent as a proportion of the total number.
      (223482)
175  
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many students who qualified for free school meals in schools in Blackpool South constituency received five GCSEs Grade A* to C including mathematics and English in the (a) 2014-15 and (b) 2009-10 academic year; and what those numbers represent as a proportion of the total number.
      (223495)
176 N
Maria Miller (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many new (a) primary and (b) secondary school places have been created in each parliamentary constituency since 2010.
      (223454)
177  
Toby Perkins (Chesterfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps the Government plans to take to reduce teacher workload.
      (223522)
178  
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to ensure that teaching staff receive training on how to recognise and deal with bullying from when it begins.
      (223543)
179  
Mr Gerry Sutcliffe (Bradford South): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many hours of physical education training trainee teachers received in each of the last 10 years.
      (223312)
180  
Mr Gerry Sutcliffe (Bradford South): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many teachers held the status of specialist primary school physical education teacher in each of the last two years.
      (223420)
181  
Mr Gerry Sutcliffe (Bradford South): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will estimate how much of the PE and sport premium for primary schools has been spent on external providers since that scheme began.
      (223422)
182  
Mr Gerry Sutcliffe (Bradford South): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate her Department has made of the number of pupils in England who have participated in outdoor school trips in each year since 2005.
      (223423)
183  
Mr Gerry Sutcliffe (Bradford South): To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many pupils in England attended a residential outdoors education experience in each of the last 10 years.
      (223424)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change
184 N
Rushanara Ali (Bethnal Green and Bow): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what steps he is taking to ensure that Ofgem ensures that consumers in debt to their energy provider are made aware by those providers of the full range of repayment plans available to them.
      (223445)
185 N
Rushanara Ali (Bethnal Green and Bow): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what steps he is taking to ensure that Ofgem ensures that consumers are made aware of the potential effects of the installation of pre-payment meters on energy debt repayments.
      (223446)
186  
Mr Alan Campbell (Tynemouth): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what estimate his Department has made of the average reduction in annual household energy consumption from installing a smart meter.
      (223491)
187  
Mr Alan Campbell (Tynemouth): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what estimate his Department has made of the potential average reduction in household energy consumption from installing smart heating controls.
      (223502)
188 N
Tom Greatrex (Rutherglen and Hamilton West): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what estimate he has made of the (a) number of gas meters and (b) mean annual gas consumption per meter in each local authority in each year since 2010.
      (223352)
189 N
Tom Greatrex (Rutherglen and Hamilton West): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what estimate has been made of the number of (a) Fast Reserve, (b) Short Term Operating Reserve and (c) BM Start up Reserve services triggered by National Grid from units in (i) England, (ii) Scotland and (iii) Wales in each month since July 2010.
      (223353)
190 N
Tom Greatrex (Rutherglen and Hamilton West): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what estimate he has made of (a) the number of elecricity meters and (b) the mean annual electricity consumption per meter in each local authority for each year since 2010.
      (223354)
191  
Sir Nick Harvey (North Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, with reference to paragraph 68 of his Department's report, Life Cycle Impacts of Biomass Electricity in 2020, if he will make an assessment of the need to include those factors listed in that paragraph that are not included in the methodology to calculate the effects of biomass on the environment; and if he will make a statement.
      (223316)
192  
Sir Nick Harvey (North Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, with reference to his Department's report, Life Cycle Impacts of Biomass Electricity in 2020, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of that report's conclusion that biomass can have the same environmental effects as fossil fuel; and if he will make a statement.
      (223317)
193 N
Dan Jarvis (Barnsley Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many households have installed solar panels in each year since May 2010.
      (223250)
194 N
Dan Jarvis (Barnsley Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many households have installed wind turbines in each year since May 2010.
      (223251)
195 N
Susan Elan Jones (Clwyd South): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, with reference to his Department's report Life Cycle Impacts of Biomass Electricity in 2020, what assessment he has made of the implications of that report for the future of biomass energy in the UK; and if he will make a statement.
      (223144)
196 N
Susan Elan Jones (Clwyd South): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, with reference to his Department's report Life Cycle Impacts of Biomass Electricity in 2020, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of that report's conclusion that biomass requires significantly more energy input than other energy sources; and if he will make a statement.
      (223145)
197  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Thirsk and Malton): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, which regulator regulates the activities of all regulators for fracking activities.
      (223603)
198  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Thirsk and Malton): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, which body will maintain and regulate the seismic activities of companies fracking at depth for shale gas and intervene in the event of 0.5 on the Richter scale being reached.
      (223604)
199  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Thirsk and Malton): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what the role is of the Office of Unconventional Gas and Oil in regulation and oversight of onshore fracking activities for shale gas.
      (223637)
200  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Thirsk and Malton): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, whether monitoring of potential fugitive methane emissions will continue for 30 years after the exploration for fracking has finished.
      (223681)
201  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Thirsk and Malton): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what representations he has received on self monitoring by fracking companies for shale gas; and if he will make a statement.
      (223682)
202  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Thirsk and Malton): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, if his Department will exercise the precautionary principle for each application for a licence to frack hydraulically for shale gas.
      (223683)
203 N
Grahame M. Morris (Easington): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what representations he has received regarding Shell UK Ltd's decision to award Allseas Group SA the contract for decommissioning three of its Brent Field platforms on the UK Continental Shelf; what assessment he has made of the employment implications for UK offshore oil and gas workers of that decision; and if he will make a statement.
      (223360)
204 N
Tessa Munt (Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what limits he will impose on flaring of gas near to homes and businesses; and whether prevailing wind directions will be a consideration when setting restrictions on any flaring.
      (223321)
205 N
Tessa Munt (Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what assessment he has made of the risks posed by wells abandoned after use for high volume hydraulic fracturing.
      (223322)
206 N
Tessa Munt (Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many representations his Department has received from the geothermal industry suggesting or requesting changes to trespass laws; and if he will publish those representations.
      (223323)
207 N
Tessa Munt (Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, over what period of time, at what time intervals, at which depths and for which substances he plans to monitor wells abandoned after use for high volume hydraulic fracturing.
      (223324)
208 N
Tessa Munt (Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, with reference to the Government response to the report from the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Royal Society on shale gas extraction in the UK: a review of hydraulic fracturing, published in December 2012, how many of the recommendations in that report which were accepted by the Government have been implemented.
      (223406)
209  
Tessa Munt (Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, if he will amend the Social and Environment Statutory Guidance to the Gas and Electric Market Authority to include families with children as a vulnerable group.
      (223547)
210  
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what progress has been made in implementing his Department's Energy Efficiency Strategy, published in November 2012.
      (223539)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
211  
Alistair Burt (North East Bedfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether her Department has assessed the feasibility of options to ensure the Border Inspection Post at Heathrow Airport remains open.
      (223337)
212  
Alistair Burt (North East Bedfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions she has had with Norbert Dentressangle on the closure of the Border Inspection Post at Heathrow Airport.
      (223338)
213  
Alistair Burt (North East Bedfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the effect of the closure of the Border Inspection Post at Heathrow Airport on the bio-pharmaceutical industry.
      (223437)
214  
Sir Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she intends to reply to the letter to her dated 15 December 2014 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mr A. Webster.
      (223601)
215  
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury and Atcham): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of whether the maximum penalties available for poaching fish in English and Welsh rivers are sufficient to deter people from committing that offence.
      (223545)
216 N
Kerry McCarthy (Bristol East): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 2 February 2015 to Question 222547, if the Government will make representations to the European Commission requesting that it publish its communication on Building a Sustainable European Food System.
      (223101)
217 N
Kerry McCarthy (Bristol East): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress has been made towards meeting Aichi Targets 10 and 11 under the Convention on Biological Diversity; and what the UK's contribution towards achieving these targets will be.
      (223464)
218 N
Iain McKenzie (Inverclyde): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she plans to review the allocation of Common Agriculture Policy funds between Scotland, England and Northern Ireland; and if she will make a statement.
      (223442)
219 N
Iain McKenzie (Inverclyde): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the environmental effects of the development of onshore wind power.
      (223443)
220  
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate she has made of the proportion of the UK covered by woodland in each of the last 10 years.
      (223496)
221 N
Jim Shannon (Strangford): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to protect woodcock habitat.
      (223195)
222 N
Jim Shannon (Strangford): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to protect capercaillie habitat and reduce the number of pine martens.
      (223196)
223 N
Angela Smith (Penistone and Stocksbridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions she has had with her counterpart in Ireland on enforcement of the Balai Directive for racing greyhounds travelling to the UK; and how many racing greyhounds were declared through TRACES in the last 12 months.
      (223356)
224 N
Chris Williamson (Derby North): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate she has made of the number of cats (a) killed and (b) injured by firearms in each of the last five years.
      (222847)
225  
Sammy Wilson (East Antrim): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions she has had with her international counterparts on the dumping of plastics in oceans.
      (223490)
226  
Nadhim Zahawi (Stratford-on-Avon): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what proportion of sheep movement returns have been made (a) electronically and (b) on paper in each month since online returns were introduced.
      (223629)
227  
Nadhim Zahawi (Stratford-on-Avon): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many people and organisations have registered online for the sheep electronic identification database.
      (223630)
228  
Nadhim Zahawi (Stratford-on-Avon): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many sheep farmers in the UK have the ability to read sheep electronic identification tags.
      (223631)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
229  
Ian Austin (Dudley North): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of Hamas's ability to fire long-range ballistic missiles.
      (223303)
230  
Ian Austin (Dudley North): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of Hamas's ability to develop and produce rockets.
      (223304)
231  
Ian Austin (Dudley North): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Palestinian leadership about human rights violations and measures to tackle extremism in the Gaza Strip.
      (223305)
232  
Ian Austin (Dudley North): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of Hamas's ability to smuggle explosive material into the Gaza Strip.
      (223306)
233  
Ian Austin (Dudley North): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received of Hamas's use of residential buildings to manufacture and store its rockets.
      (223307)
234  
Ian Austin (Dudley North): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent reports he has received on sources of funding for the terrorist activities of ISIL, Hezbollah and Hamas.
      (223308)
235  
Ian Austin (Dudley North): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the role of Hamas's political wing as a source for the funding of Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades.
      (223309)
236  
Ian Austin (Dudley North): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received of efforts by Hamas to rebuild tunnels.
      (223345)
237  
Ian Austin (Dudley North): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of the UN Gaza Reconstruction Mechanism on controlling and monitoring the supply, distribution and use of building materials in the Gaza Strip.
      (223427)
238  
Ian Austin (Dudley North): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of Hamas' role in and steps taken to maintain the ceasefire announced in August 2014.
      (223428)
239  
Ian Austin (Dudley North): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the role played by Iran in Hamas' rearmament.
      (223431)
240 N
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will discuss with the government of Vietnam freedom of religious expression in that country.
      (223347)
241 N
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will discuss with the Jordanian authorities the need for future responses by that country to ISIL to be seen internationally as proportionate.
      (223349)
242  
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of the start of the military operations against the Democratic Republic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda and the planned closures of internally-displaced persons camps in North Kivu province on the humanitarian situation in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
      (223635)
243  
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations his Department has made to the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo on the planned closures of the internally-displaced persons camps in North Kivu province and the start of military operations against the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda.
      (223679)
244  
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations his Department has made to the government of Bahrain on recent decisions to deprive people in that country of their nationality without due process; and if he will make a statement.
      (223680)
245  
Tim Farron (Westmorland and Lonsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Indian counterpart on climate change.
      (223608)
246  
Tim Farron (Westmorland and Lonsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Chinese counterpart on climate change.
      (223609)
247  
Tim Farron (Westmorland and Lonsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Bahrainian counterpart on climate change.
      (223610)
248  
Tim Farron (Westmorland and Lonsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Mexican counterpart on climate change.
      (223611)
249  
Tim Farron (Westmorland and Lonsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Philippines counterpart on climate change.
      (223612)
250  
Tim Farron (Westmorland and Lonsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Australian counterpart on climate change.
      (223613)
251 N
Kerry McCarthy (Bristol East): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions his Department has had with Pew Charitable Trust about the potential use of Satellite Catapult to monitor illegal fishing and to enforce marine protected areas that could be created around the UK's overseas territories.
      (223463)
252 N
Kerry McCarthy (Bristol East): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate his Department has made of the annual cost of enforcing marine protected areas in (a) Pitcairn and (b) Ascension Island in the next (i) five and (ii) 10 years; what level of enforcement those costs would provide; and what non-public sources of funding have been identified to date to help meet those costs.
      (223465)
253 N
Kerry McCarthy (Bristol East): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 22 December 2014 to Question 218601, what progress has been made towards establishing marine protected areas in Pitcairn, Ascension and South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
      (223483)
254 N
Sarah Teather (Brent Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions his Department has had with the Nigerian government on implementing the (a) recommendations made by the UK and (b) other recommendations of the Universal Periodic Review.
      (223364)
255 N
Sarah Teather (Brent Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the human rights implications of UK military assistance to the Nigerian government to help combat Boko Haram.
      (223400)
256  
Sammy Wilson (East Antrim): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his counterparts overseas on the dumping of plastics in the world's oceans.
      (223665)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
257  
Sir David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions (a) he, (b) Ministers in his Department and (c) officials in his Department have had with (i) Monitor, (ii) the Care Quality Commission and (iii) NHS England on Southend University Hospital; and if he will make a statement.
      (223276)
258  
Sir David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations his Department has received on Southend University Hospital in each of the last two years; and if he will make a statement.
      (223277)
259  
Sir David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which company is contracted to enforce car parking regulations at Southend University Hospital; how much Southend University Hospital has received arising from the contract in each year since the contract was signed; and if he will make a statement.
      (223278)
260  
Sir David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of the level of income received from Southend University Hospital from car parking operations; what steps he (a) has taken and (b) plans to take to ensure that Southend University Hospital does not make excessive profits from car parking; what recent discussions has (i) he, (ii) Ministers in his Department and (iii) officials in his Department had with Southend University Hospital about car parking operations; and if he will make a statement.
      (223289)
261  
Sir David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he (a) is taking to ensure that Southend University Hospital meets the Government’s A&E waiting time target; and if he will make a statement.
      (223290)
262  
Sir David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions his Department has had with local authorities in Essex on increased attendances in A&E departments during winter 2014-15 and delayed discharges; and if he will make a statement.
      (223291)
263  
Sir David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with (a) Monitor, (b) the Care Quality Commission and (c) NHS England on hospitals in Essex which have not met the Government's A&E waiting time target; and if he will make a statement.
      (223292)
264  
Sir David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many locums, in which positions and at what grade were employed by Southend University Hospital in each year since 2011.
      (223293)
265  
Sir David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much was spent by Southend University Hospital on employing locums, in which (a) ward and (b) positions, in each year since 2011.
      (223294)
266  
Sir David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much Southend University Hospital received from car parking charges in each year since 2010; what use was made of such funds by that hospital; and if he will make a statement.
      (223295)
267  
Sir David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many press officers were employed by Southend University Hospital in each of the last five years; what the average cost was of employing each of those press officers; and if he will make a statement.
      (223296)
268  
Sir David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many away days were held by senior management at Southend University Hospital in each of the last five years; what the average cost was of each such away day; and if he will make a statement.
      (223297)
269  
Sir David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many bonuses were paid to senior managers at Southend University Hospital in each of the last five years; what the cost to the public purse was of those bonuses; and if he will make a statement.
      (223298)
270  
Sir David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what criteria were used by Southend University Hospital to set its car parking charges; how many car park spaces are there at Southend University Hospital; and how many disabled parking bays are there in Southend University Hospital car parks.
      (223299)
271 N
Stuart Andrew (Pudsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health Medical Workforce Census 2013, published in December 2014, what plans he has to facilitate integration between child health services and child mental health services.
      (223146)
272 N
Stuart Andrew (Pudsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health Medical Workforce Census 2013, published in December 2014, what plans he has to increase the community paediatric workforce.
      (223147)
273 N
Ian Austin (Dudley North): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his contribution of 21 January 2015, Official Report, column 250, what the evidential basis was of his statement that patients say that their care is safer and more compassionate than ever.
      (223451)
274 N
Mr John Baron (Basildon and Billericay): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations he has received on difficulties faced by medical researchers in accessing data for cancer research purposes.
      (223326)
275 N
Mr John Baron (Basildon and Billericay): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to improve access to data for research purposes.
      (223327)
276 N
Luciana Berger (Liverpool, Wavertree): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much funding his Department is providing for the Health Exercise and Nutrition for the Really Young programme; and in which area it is being rolled out.
      (223258)
277 N
Luciana Berger (Liverpool, Wavertree): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what training health visitors receive on nutrition.
      (223259)
278 N
Luciana Berger (Liverpool, Wavertree): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much the Government has invested in research into psychological therapies in each of the last four years.
      (223261)
279 N
Luciana Berger (Liverpool, Wavertree): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress he has made on agreeing a collective target with industry on the responsible promotion of food under the Responsibility Deal.
      (223262)
280 N
Luciana Berger (Liverpool, Wavertree): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to his Department's report Achieving Better Access to Mental Health Services by 2020, published in October 2014, which of the waiting time standards referred to in that report will apply to child and adolescent mental health services.
      (223355)
281  
Luciana Berger (Liverpool, Wavertree): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will issue guidance on the use and prescription of naloxone.
      (223390)
282 N
Luciana Berger (Liverpool, Wavertree): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many meetings he has had on his Department's Responsibility Deal; and who the attendees of each such meeting were.
      (223396)
283 N
Luciana Berger (Liverpool, Wavertree): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance his Department has issued to local authorities on the transfer to those authorities from NHS England of the responsibility for public health services for children aged 0 to 5 in October 2015.
      (223397)
284  
Luciana Berger (Liverpool, Wavertree): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, to whom the Committee on Medical Aspects of Radiation in the Environment reports; how that Committee is funded; and when that Committee last reviewed the Sellafield plant.
      (223414)
285 N
Luciana Berger (Liverpool, Wavertree): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many young people were admitted to adult mental health wards during the weekend of 30 January to 1 February 2015.
      (223444)
286 N
Luciana Berger (Liverpool, Wavertree): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of eligible food companies have signed up to the 2017 salt reduction targets.
      (223489)
287  
Nicola Blackwood (Oxford West and Abingdon): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many applications to the Cancer Drugs Fund have been successful in Oxford West and Abingdon; and what the financial value of those applications was.
      (223417)
288 N
Paul Blomfield (Sheffield Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the contribution of 7 January 2015 by the Prime Minister, Official Report, columns 270-1, if he will ensure that HM Revenue and Customs is instructed to carry out a new series of proactive investigations into non-compliance with the National Minimum Wage in the care sector in order to prosecute organisations that do not pay their staff properly.
      (223479)
289 N
Mr Simon Burns (Chelmsford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to Public Health England's report on HIV in the UK, published in November 2014, what the evidential basis was of the conclusions in the report; from what sources that data was derived; how frequently such data is published; and when data equivalent to that data will next be published.
      (223027)
290 N
Mr Simon Burns (Chelmsford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what data is used to inform the quality dashboard programme developed by NHS England to monitor the quality of HIV care; from what sources that data was derived; how frequently such data is published; and when equivalent data will next be published.
      (223028)
291  
Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many admissions to hospital with a (a) primary and (b) secondary diagnosis of coronary heart disease per head of population there were in (i) each clinical commissioning group and its predecessor organisation and (ii) England in each of the last 10 years.
      (223598)
292  
Mr David Crausby (Bolton North East): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many GPs have retired from practice in (a) Bolton and (b) Greater Manchester in each of the last five years.
      (223526)
293  
Mr David Crausby (Bolton North East): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance his Department issues to clinical commissioning groups on consulting local people before taking the decision to close walk-in centres.
      (223527)
294 N
Nic Dakin (Scunthorpe): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 2 February 2015 to Question 222351, how much of the expected £340 million Cancer Drugs Fund budget for 2015-16 has been allocated to pay for drug indications (a) already funded by the Cancer Drugs Fund and (b) that will be funded by the Cancer Drugs Fund for the first time from April 2015.
      (223470)
295  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will implement the recommendations of the Royal College of Physicians National Review of Asthma Deaths published in May 2014.
      (223620)
296  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 5 February 2015 to Question 222919, how many (a) doctors, (b) nurses, (c) social workers and (d) psychiatrists with specialist skills in elderly care have retired since 2005.
      (223621)
297  
Sir Edward Garnier (Harborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with the National Institue for Health and Care Excellence on NHS commissioning of the drug Translarna, in response to the conditional approval given by the European Commission to that drug; when he plans for his review of the pathways for the development, assessment, and adoption of innovative medicines and medical technology to be completed; and if he will make a statement.
      (223636)
298 N
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when his Department plans to publish the final Autism Act 2009 Statutory Guidance.
      (223405)
299  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will assess the potential merits of signing a covenant with Portsmouth City Council to prevent the land at the St James' Hospital site being developed.
      (223416)
300  
Mark Hendrick (Preston): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients received delayed transfers of care in Lancashire NHS Trust hospitals in (a) 2014, (b) 2013, (c) 2012, (d) 2011 and (e) 2010.
      (223513)
301  
Mark Hendrick (Preston): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many cancelled operations the Lancashire NHS Teaching Trust recorded in (a) 2014, (b) 2013, (c) 2012, (d) 2011 and (e) 2010.
      (223515)
302  
Mark Hendrick (Preston): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS walk-in centres have been closed in (a) Preston, (b) Lancashire and (c) the North West since 2010.
      (223516)
303  
Mark Hendrick (Preston): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people in Preston called the NHS 111 helpline in 2014.
      (223518)
304  
Mark Hendrick (Preston): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people in each local authority in Lancashire are waiting to be placed on a GP surgery list.
      (223622)
305  
Mark Hendrick (Preston): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people in each local authority area in Lancashire are waiting for a place with a NHS dentist.
      (223623)
306  
Mark Hunter (Cheadle): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the prevalence of delays for blood donors.
      (223391)
307 N
Dr Julian Huppert (Cambridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress has been made by the working group established to develop a robust process to support the sustainable long-term commissioning of cancer drugs; when he expects the outcomes of their work to be published; and what steps he will take to reduce variations in access to cancer drugs depending on when an application to the Cancer Drugs Fund is made.
      (223060)
308 N
Dr Julian Huppert (Cambridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of how many GP practices will be required to reduce patient services due to the phased withdrawal of the Minimum Practice Income Guarantee; what estimate he has made of how many GP practices he expects will be required to close for the same reason; what steps his Department has taken to support GP practices experiencing savings to their budgets as a consequence of that withdrawal; and what plans his Department has to revise the funding formula for postgraduate students.
      (223061)
309  
Greg Mulholland (Leeds North West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the outcomes to NHS England arising from his Department's £3.5 billion investment in the life sciences industry, announced on 20 November 2014.
      (223551)
310 N
Tessa Munt (Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will direct NHS England to publish all submissions to its Stereotactic Radiosurgery Review.
      (223266)
311 N
Tessa Munt (Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will direct NHS England to enable University College London Hospital to use the Gamma Knife on the same terms as it enables University Hospitals Bristol to use that equipment.
      (223267)
312 N
Mr Jamie Reed (Copeland): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much funding was allocated to Healthwatch England for (a) 2013-14, (b) 2014-15 and (c) 2015-16.
      (223100)
313 N
Jacob Rees-Mogg (North East Somerset): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make an estimate of the potential cost of implementing each clause of the National Health Service (Amended Duties and Powers) Bill.
      (223177)
314  
Sir Bob Russell (Colchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people paid for prescriptions in (a) 2011, (b) 2012, (c) 2013 and (d) 2014.
      (223498)
315  
Sir Bob Russell (Colchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make it his policy to include inflammatory bowel disease patients in the list of people who are exempt from prescription charges.
      (223499)
316  
Sir Bob Russell (Colchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he has taken to promote the prescription prepayment certificate in the last 12 months; and how much was spent promoting the certificate.
      (223500)
317  
Sir Bob Russell (Colchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether funds raised by prescription charges are ring-fenced for spending in the NHS.
      (223501)
318  
Sir Bob Russell (Colchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how funds raised by prescription charges were spent on NHS services in (a) 2012, (b) 2013 and (c) 2014.
      (223503)
319  
Sir Bob Russell (Colchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make an assessment of the implications for his policies of the Prescription Charges Coalition report on prescription charges and employment.
      (223504)
320  
Sir Bob Russell (Colchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the penalties are for incorrect prescription charge exemption claims; what appeal mechanisms are in place to contest those penalties; and if he will make a statement.
      (223505)
321  
Sir Bob Russell (Colchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what processes are in place to issue renewal reminders to people with medical exemption certificates when they are due to expire; and if he will make a statement.
      (223506)
322  
Sir Bob Russell (Colchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, on what basis the medical conditions exempt from prescription charges are decided; and if he will make it his policy to update the list of medical exemptions.
      (223508)
323  
Alison Seabeck (Plymouth, Moor View): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether it is a requirement of (a) the CQC monitoring process and (b) another source for each care home to have a registered manager on site; what information his Department holds on the number of registered managers in England; and whether the training of registered managers is monitored and assessed by the CQC.
      (223300)
324  
Alison Seabeck (Plymouth, Moor View): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with bodies responsible for medical training on the broadening of the GP training curriculum to ensure there is a workforce development strategy for healthcare professionals within the field of musculoskeletal disorders.
      (223301)
325  
Alison Seabeck (Plymouth, Moor View): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which local commissioning bodies have commissioned a fracture liaison service; and what steps he is taking to encourage such commissioning.
      (223302)
326 N
Jim Shannon (Strangford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people had hernia operations in each of the last five years.
      (223197)
327  
Mr Virendra Sharma (Ealing, Southall): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps the Government is taking to increase early diagnosis of gastro-intestinal cancers.
      (223332)
328  
Mr Virendra Sharma (Ealing, Southall): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps the Government is taking to encourage the roll-out of alcohol care teams among acute providers to reduce the readmission of patients presenting with alcohol-related harm.
      (223333)
329  
Mr Virendra Sharma (Ealing, Southall): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for what reason a decision was taken to withdraw funding for the Paddington Alcohol Test programme at St Mary's Hospital NHS Trust.
      (223334)
330  
Mr Virendra Sharma (Ealing, Southall): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department has taken to reduce A&E admissions arising from alcohol-related harm.
      (223335)
331  
Mr Virendra Sharma (Ealing, Southall): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps the Government is taking to increase the uptake of screening programmes for gastro-intestinal cancers amongst ethnic minorities in (a) Ealing, Southall, (b) England and (c) the UK.
      (223336)
332  
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to support patients with Parkinson's disease.
      (223542)
333  
Mr Gerry Sutcliffe (Bradford South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of (a) the effect on public health and (b) other effects of increases in the number of people cycling as a result of the Cycle to Work scheme.
      (223421)
334 N
Roger Williams (Brecon and Radnorshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to set minimum nurse staffing levels on wards in English hospitals.
      (223257)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
335 N
Debbie Abrahams (Oldham East and Saddleworth): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance her Department has issued to schools, colleges and universities on their obligations to tackle extremism.
      (223065)
336 N
Paul Blomfield (Sheffield Central): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people granted discretionary leave to remain in the last three years have subsequently been (a) granted and (b) refused a further grant of leave to remain.
      (223109)
337 N
Paul Blomfield (Sheffield Central): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 2 February 2015 to Questions 221902, how many of the asylum claimants referred to in the Answer were granted leave to remain in the UK.
      (223158)
338 N
Richard Burden (Birmingham, Northfield): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) arrests were made and (b) prosecutions conducted for road traffic offences in each of the last five years.
      (223162)
339 N
Richard Burden (Birmingham, Northfield): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many drink-driving offences were recorded by police force and successful prosecutions there have been in (a) England and (b) Wales in each of the last five years.
      (223163)
340 N
Richard Burden (Birmingham, Northfield): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many drink-driving offences were recorded by each police force in (a) England and (b) Wales in each of the last five years; and how many successful prosecutions of such offences there were in each of those countries in each of those years.
      (223164)
341 N
Richard Burden (Birmingham, Northfield): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many driving offences relating to mobile telephone use were recorded by each police force in (a) England and (b) Wales in each of the last five years; and how many such offences were successfully prosecuted in each of those countries in each of those years.
      (223165)
342 N
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the vote in the Northern Ireland Assembly on 3 Feburary 2015, on the National Crime Agency, when she expects that Agency to be fully operational in Northern Ireland.
      (223348)
343 N
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what practical arrangements will be made for co-operation between the National Crime Agency and security services in the Irish Republic when that agency becomes fully operational in Northern Ireland.
      (223351)
344 N
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the performance of Dorset Police in meeting the standards required by its service level agreement with the Disclosure and Barring Service; and if she will make a statement.
      (223269)
345 N
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of police checks commissioned by the Disclosure and Barring Service from Dorset Police were completed within (a) 60, (b) 25, (c) 18 and (d) 14 days in the most recent six months for which figures are available; and if she will make a statement.
      (223270)
346  
Philip Davies (Shipley): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations from external organisations her Department has received on the effects of the introduction of standardised tobacco packaging on the illicit tobacco market in the UK; and what issues were raised in each of those representations.
      (223619)
347  
Nick de Bois (Enfield North): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to strengthen police action against business fraud.
      (223602)
348  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the current average waiting time is for her Department to process applications for people who are seeking British nationality.
      (223523)
349  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people seeking British nationality have been waiting more than (a) nine months and (b) one year for their application to be processed having paid all due fees.
      (223524)
350  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people who are currently waiting for appeals relating to asylum applications have been waiting over (a) one year and (b) two years.
      (223525)
351  
Mr David Hanson (Delyn): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many illegal migrants who entered a UK port on small vessels were apprehended at that port in each year since 2010.
      (223528)
352  
Mr David Hanson (Delyn): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many seizures of (a) tobacco, (b) alcohol and (c) drugs were made by UK Border Force staff from small boat traffic at UK ports in each year since 2010; and what the value of those seizures was.
      (223529)
353  
Mark Hendrick (Preston): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many hate crimes were reported in (a) Preston, (b) Lancashire and (c) the North West in (i) 2010, (ii) 2011, (iii) 2012, (iv) 2013 and (v) 2014.
      (223511)
354 N
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of foreign national arrests under Operation Nexus were made up of each of the top three nationalities involved in the last year for which figures are available.
      (223103)
355 N
Kelvin Hopkins (Luton North): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the Government's strategy for ending female genital mutilation.
      (907501)
356  
Graeme Morrice (Livingston): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether dogs which have been de-barked outside the UK are permitted to be kept for breeding, supply or use in procedures at scientific establishments licensed under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986.
      (223315)
357  
Mr Andrew Smith (Oxford East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans her Department has to extend or renew the current service level agreement between her Department and the National Offender Management Service on the use of prisons to hold immigration detainees.
      (223425)
358  
Mr Andrew Smith (Oxford East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the current service level agreement between her Department and the National Offender Management Service on the use of prisons to hold immigration detainees comes to an end.
      (223426)
359 N
Sarah Teather (Brent Central): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she expects to appoint the next Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration.
      (223108)
360 N
Sarah Teather (Brent Central): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what financial and material support her Department provides to families who are removed from the UK via pre-departure accommodation.
      (223363)
Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development
361  
Ian Austin (Dudley North): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent discussions she has had with her Palestinian counterpart on ensuring that the material used for the reconstruction of Gaza is not used by terrorists.
      (223429)
362  
Ian Austin (Dudley North): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the effect of political and other divisions within the Palestinian unity government on international efforts to rebuild Gaza.
      (223430)
363  
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how the UK will support the call from the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs for donors to provide US$600 million to the humanitarian response in South Sudan by the end of February 2015.
      (223639)
364  
Mary Creagh (Wakefield): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 14 January 2015 to Question 220282, and with reference to page 234 of her Department's Annual Report and Accounts 2013-14, what her Department's budget is for programmes in the Caribbean in 2014-15; and for what reasons that budget has changed from what was originally planned for that year.
      (223530)
365  
Mary Creagh (Wakefield): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, by what date she expects the Private Infrustructure Development Group to have implemented International Aid Transparency Initiative compliant reporting for all its financing facilities.
      (223531)
366  
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to tackle human rights abuse in Yemen.
      (223540)
367  
Henry Smith (Crawley): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what contingency plans her Department is making regarding the potential resettlement of the British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT) following the Government's feasibility study for the resettlement of BIOT.
      (223435)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Justice
368 N
Paul Blomfield (Sheffield Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answers of 2 February 2015 to Questions 221907 and 221908 if he will review the provision of legal aid to potential victims of human trafficking in advance of their referral to the UK national referral mechanism.
      (223156)
369 N
Paul Blomfield (Sheffield Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 2 February 2015 to Questions 221878, 221879 and 221883, and with reference to his statement in those answers that figures in relation to the number of civil claims brought by victims of trafficking and damages awarded are not available, what the evidential basis is for his assessment that the remedies available to victims of trafficking under the civil law of tort are adequate and effective.
      (223157)
370  
John Hemming (Birmingham, Yardley): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the letter sent on 2 February 2015 to the hon. Member for Birmingham, Yardley by HM Courts and Tribunals Service's Performance, Analysis and Reporting Team, what the (a) name of the judge, (b) date and (c) period of committal was of each court order issued by the High Court to the Prison Service for contempt of court since November 2014.
      (223310)
371  
John Hemming (Birmingham, Yardley): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the letter sent on 2 February 2015 to the hon. Member for Birmingham, Yardley by HM Courts and Tribunals Service's Performance, Analysis and Reporting Team, what the (a) name of the judge, (b) date and (c) period of committal was of each court order issued by (i) Birmingham County Court, (ii) Birmingham High Court and (iii) Birmingham Family Court for contempt of court since May 2013.
      (223311)
372 N
Sadiq Khan (Tooting): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, who was involved in the (a) shortlisting and (b) final appointment of Mr Paul McDowell as Chief Inspector of Probation.
      (223438)
373 N
Sadiq Khan (Tooting): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much his Department spent on external agencies involved in the appointment process of Mr Paul McDowell as Chief Inspector of Probation.
      (223439)
374 N
Sadiq Khan (Tooting): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the cost was of the most recent recruitment process for the Chief Inspector of Probation that led to the appointment of Mr Paul McDowell.
      (223440)
375 N
Sadiq Khan (Tooting): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what consultant, non-executive directors and associates have worked with Just Solutions International since it was established; when each such person was appointed; and what the remuneration of each such person for that work is.
      (223441)
376 N
Ian Lucas (Wrexham): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many orders for compensation for victims were made in courts in North Wales in the last three years for which information is available.
      (223110)
377 N
Ian Lucas (Wrexham): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much compensation has been ordered to be paid by courts in North Wales in the last three years for which records are available; and how much of that sum has been recovered from those ordered to pay compensation.
      (223159)
378  
Steve McCabe (Birmingham, Selly Oak): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many applications for Court Orders there have been from grandparents wishing to see grandchildren after the divorce of the parents of those children in the last three years.
      (223614)
379 N
Mr Andy Slaughter (Hammersmith): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what criteria are applied to children and young people applying to the Exceptional Case Funding scheme.
      (223066)
380 N
Mr Andy Slaughter (Hammersmith): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will passport all (a) children and (b) young people aged from 18 to 24 through the Exceptional Case Funding scheme.
      (223067)
381 N
Mr Andy Slaughter (Hammersmith): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many applications from people aged (a) under 18 and (b) 18 to 24 to the Exceptional Case Funding scheme have been successful.
      (223099)
Questions to the Prime Minister
382  
Sir David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Prime Minister, if he will make it his policy to suspend collective responsibility on any division in the House on sex selective abortions; and if he will make a statement.
      (223368)
383  
Sir David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Prime Minister, if he will have discussions with the administrators of the Iraq Inquiry to ascertain a final date for publication of its report; and if he will make a statement.
      (223369)
384  
Sir David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Prime Minister, how much the Iraq Inquiry has cost to date; what estimate he has made of the final cost of that Inquiry; and if he will make a statement.
      (223370)
385  
Sir David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Prime Minister, how much has been spent by the Iraq Inquiry in each year since its establishment on (a) inland travel, (b) overseas travel, (c) expenses claimed by each individual witness and (d) administration costs; and if he will make a statement.
      (223371)
386  
Sir David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Prime Minister, how much has been spent by the Iraq Inquiry in each year since its establishment on fees per diem paid to (a) the Chair and (b) each member of the Inquiry; and if he will make a statement.
      (223372)
387  
Sir David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Prime Minister, what recent discussions he has had with Tony Blair in his capacity as Quartet Representative; what was discussed at each such meeting; on what date each such meeting took place; what the location of each such meeting was; and if he will make a statement.
      (223373)
Questions to the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission
388  
Helen Goodman (Bishop Auckland): To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what steps are being taken to ensure that people who omitted their National Insurance numbers from their electoral registration are made aware of the need to provide that information.
      (223549)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport
389 N
Stephen Barclay (North East Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 3 November 2014 to Question 212483, if he will direct the Chief Executive of Network Rail to respond to the letter from the hon. Member for North East Cambridgeshire of 4 November 2014 on collision protection beams at bridges.
      (223447)
390 N
Richard Burden (Birmingham, Northfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will have discussions with Network Rail on West Coast Mainline possession in the light of recent disruption on the Chiltern line.
      (223263)
391 N
Richard Burden (Birmingham, Northfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much of his Department's funding for the first road period of the Road Investment Strategy will fund staffing costs to design, manage and deliver schemes (a) already committed to within the Road Investment Strategy and (b) not yet determined.
      (223330)
392  
Oliver Colvile (Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much funding his Department has provided for railway and station infrastructure projects in (a) Plymouth, (b) Devon, (c) Cornwall, (d) Torbay, (e) Somerset, (f) Durham, (g) Newcastle, (h) North Tyneside, (i) Northumberland, (j) South Tyneside and (k) Sunderland since 2010; and what estimate he has made of the contribution of the local councils in those locations to such projects.
      (223314)
393 N
Charlotte Leslie (Bristol North West): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of fully reopening the Henbury Loop rail line to passenger trains in Bristol.
      (223357)
394 N
Grahame M. Morris (Easington): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what representations he has received on the decision of Shell UK Ltd to contract the Allseas Group vessel the Pieter Schelte to carry out decommissioning work on three platforms in the Brent Field on the UK Continental Shelf; and if he will make a statement.
      (223358)
395 N
Grahame M. Morris (Easington): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what measure are in place to regulate compliance with (a) Article III(a) and (b) other Articles of the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) 2006 on vessels contracted to work in the offshore of the Continental Shelf.
      (223361)
396 N
Lisa Nandy (Wigan): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of introducing Driver Only Operation on the Northern Rail and Transpennine Express Franchises.
      (223283)
397  
Jonathan Reynolds (Stalybridge and Hyde): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he expects electrification of TransPennine routes to be completed.
      (223536)
398  
Jonathan Reynolds (Stalybridge and Hyde): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he expects TransPennine Express to sign a franchise extension; and what the duration of that extension will be.
      (223537)
399 N
Sir John Stanley (Tonbridge and Malling): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will issue a Direction to the Chief Executive of Network Rail to reply to the letter of 27 October 2014 from the hon. Member for Tonbridge and Malling on the need to lengthen the platforms at Cowden, Hever and Edenbridge Town stations by 27 July 2015.
      (222939)
400  
Julian Sturdy (York Outer): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to tackle cars parking dangerously against the flow of traffic.
      (223546)
401  
Mr Gerry Sutcliffe (Bradford South): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the beneficial effects of the additional cycling activity generated as a result of the Cycle to Work scheme.
      (223313)
402 N
Mr Gerry Sutcliffe (Bradford South): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the number of people who have taken up the Cycle to Work scheme in each year since that scheme's establishment.
      (223455)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
403  
Mr David Anderson (Blaydon): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the reasons are for the difference in contributions to costs for social care between injured veterans receiving payments under the War Pensions Scheme and such veterans receiving payments under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme; and if he will make a statement.
      (223600)
404 N
Mr Clive Betts (Sheffield South East): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the effect of the under-occupancy penalty on his Department's expenditure in this Parliament; and under what categories of expenditure that effect has happened.
      (222921)
405 N
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of people who will be in receipt of universal credit by 7 May 2015.
      (223350)
406 N
Mr Ian Davidson (Glasgow South West): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the current average time is from the point of application for people with (a) cancer and (b) motor neurone disease to receive their benefit entitlement under the special rules for terminal illness.
      (223035)
407 N
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many applications were made for short-term benefit advance in 2014; and how many of these applications were successful.
      (223104)
408 N
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many jobseeker's allowance claimants have been sanctioned on (a) one, (b) two and (c) three occasions or more; and what the average length of each sanction is.
      (223105)
409 N
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average time taken to process new claims for jobseeker's allowance was in 2014.
      (223107)
410 N
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many calls were made to the winter fuel payment helpline 08459 151515 in each of the last five financial years; how much revenue was generated by these calls; and when he expects to end the use of this number.
      (223167)
411  
Mr George Galloway (Bradford West): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will commission research on the effects of removing benefits from people and undertake to report the outcome of such work to the House.
      (223632)
412  
Mr George Galloway (Bradford West): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people who have claimed jobseeker's allowance since June 2011 in (a) the UK and (b) Bradford West constituency have not found work and are no longer claiming benefits.
      (223633)
413  
Mr George Galloway (Bradford West): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in (a) the UK and (b) Bradford West constituency have had jobseeker's allowance removed since June 2011.
      (223634)
414  
Mark Garnier (Wyre Forest): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what representations he has received on the transparency of the fees charged for the Health and Safety Executive's Fee for Intervention.
      (223343)
415 N
Sheila Gilmore (Edinburgh East): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the average proportion of pensioners' energy bills that was met by the winter fuel payment in winter (a) 2003-04 and (b) 2013-14.
      (223155)
416 N
Sheila Gilmore (Edinburgh East): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, which of the 17 Help and Support for Separated Families Innovation Fund pilots will finish in March 2015 as originally planned; and which of those pilots will continue, and for how long.
      (223462)
417 N
Sheila Gilmore (Edinburgh East): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 23 January 2015 to Question 221342, what the name is of the first of two evaluation partners who have been appointed by his Department to independently evaluate the 17 Innovation Fund pilots set up under the Help for Separated Families initiative.
      (223484)
418  
Tom Greatrex (Rutherglen and Hamilton West): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of personal independence payment claims were disallowed pre-referral to the assessment providers in (a) Rutherglen and Hamilton West constituency, (b) South Lanarkshire, (c) Scotland and (d) the UK in each month since April 2013; and how many such claims were disallowed due to the claimant not returning the Part 2 form within the time limit in each of those areas in each of those months.
      (223341)
419  
Tom Greatrex (Rutherglen and Hamilton West): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the cost of the Access to Work scheme was in (a) Rutherglen and Hamilton West constituency, (b) South Lanarkshire, (c) Scotland and (d) the UK in each month since July 2010.
      (223432)
420  
Tom Greatrex (Rutherglen and Hamilton West): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in (a) Rutherglen and Hamilton West constituency, (b) South Lanarkshire, (c) Scotland and (d) the UK received support through the Access to Work scheme in each month since July 2010.
      (223433)
421  
Tom Greatrex (Rutherglen and Hamilton West): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many benefit sanctions were applied to claimants resident in (a) Rutherglen and Hamilton West constituency, (b) South Lanarkshire, (c) Scotland and (d) the UK in each month since July 2010.
      (223434)
422 N
Dan Jarvis (Barnsley Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of his Department's advertising budget is allocated to the campaign to promote workplace pensions; and how much of that funding has been spent in the last 24 months on (a) television, (b) newspaper advertising, (c) online, (d) radio and (e) other forms of advertising using the slogan, workplace pensions, we're all in.
      (223468)
423 N
Dan Jarvis (Barnsley Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of his Department's advertising budget is allocated to the campaign to promote the New Enterprise Allowance; and how much of that funding has been spent in the last 24 months on (a) television, (b) newspaper advertising, (c) online, (d) radio and (e) other forms of advertising mentioning the New Enterprise Allowance.
      (223469)
424 N
Chris Leslie (Nottingham East): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, which credit reference agencies his Department has engaged in housing benefit claim verification in the last financial year; and for what purpose each such agency was engaged.
      (223395)
425 N
Ann McKechin (Glasgow North): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 3 February 2015 to Question 222124, what information his Department holds on money withheld in benefit sanctions.
      (223166)
426 N
Mr Michael Meacher (Oldham West and Royton): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make it his policy to collate and publish information on the weekly amount and duration of jobseeker's allowance hardship payments.
      (222884)
427  
Jacob Rees-Mogg (North East Somerset): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what systems are in place to ensure that a previous finding of maladministration against the Child Support Agency does not occur again under the same circumstances.
      (223492)
428  
Jacob Rees-Mogg (North East Somerset): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, under what conditions the Child Support Agency is obliged to consider an applicant's lifestyle rather than evidence of earned income and unearned income from relevant assets.
      (223493)
429  
Jacob Rees-Mogg (North East Somerset): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many individual decisions made by the Child Support Agency have been overturned by the First and Second Tier Tribunals in the last three years.
      (223494)
430 N
Rachel Reeves (Leeds West): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Impact Assessment for the Welfare Reform Act 2012, whether his estimate of the number of people who will have higher entitlement as a result of universal credit in each of the next five years is the same as that in that Assessment.
      (223271)
431 N
Rachel Reeves (Leeds West): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Impact Assessment for the Welfare Reform Act 2012, whether his estimate of the number of people who will have lower entitlement as a result of universal credit in each of the next five years is the same as that in that Assessment.
      (223272)
432 N
Rachel Reeves (Leeds West): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Impact Assessment for the Welfare Reform Act 2012, whether his estimate of the net decrease in social security payments that will arise from the introduction of universal credit in each of the next five years is the same as that in that Assessment.
      (223273)
433 N
Rachel Reeves (Leeds West): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Impact Assessment for the Welfare Reform Act 2012, whether his estimate of the decrease in social security payments that will arise from the introduction of universal credit due to reduced fraud, error and overpayments in each of the next five years is the same as that in that Assessment.
      (223274)
434 N
Jim Shannon (Strangford): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many days work is lost due to illness each year; and what steps he is taking to reduce absence from work.
      (223194)
435  
Mr Virendra Sharma (Ealing, Southall): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will take steps to ensure the continued funding of the Grandparents' Association.
      (223550)
436 N
Stephen Timms (East Ham): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many Work Programme participants have entered Payment Group One since June 2011; and how many of those participants were identified as being not in employment, education or training before entering the programme.
      (223096)
437 N
Stephen Timms (East Ham): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what progress has been made in establishing a network of mental health, intellectual and cognitive champions in each Atos Medical Examination Centre since November 2010.
      (223097)
438 N
Stephen Timms (East Ham): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department has taken to reclaim overpayments from Work Programme providers since June 2011; and if he will make a statement.
      (223098)
439 N
Stephen Timms (East Ham): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent representations he has received in favour of allowing work programme participants to claim the new enterprise allowance; and if he will make a statement.
      (223153)
440 N
Stephen Timms (East Ham): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what performance measures are used to monitor frontline advisers in Jobcentre Plus.
      (223472)
441 N
Stephen Timms (East Ham): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to Annex 5 of the Written evidence submitted by the Public and Commercial Services Union to the Work and Pensions Committee dated 29 January 2015, whether the target set out in the memorandum dated 1 July 2013 raising the adverse decision rate of 80 per cent in that Annex remains in place; and if he will make a statement.
      (223509)
442 N
Roger Williams (Brecon and Radnorshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the criteria for awarding cold weather payments have changed since May 2010.
      (223329)
Questions to the Minister for the Cabinet Office
443  
Mark Hendrick (Preston): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many burglaries were reported in (a) Preston, (b) Lancashire and (c) the North West in (i) 2010, (ii) 2011, (iii) 2012, (iv) 2013 and (v) 2014.
   [Transferred]  (223514)
Questions to the Deputy Prime Minister
444  
Dr Matthew Offord (Hendon): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what government guidance has been issued to local authorities on the removal of foreign nationals and duplicate entries from the electoral register in response to the introduction of individual electoral registration.
   [Transferred]  (223638)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change
445 N
Grahame M. Morris (Easington): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what assessment he has made of the employment implications for (a) UK seafarers working in the offshore supply sector and (b) the UK register of Shell UK Ltd's decision to award Allseas Group SA the contract for decommissioning three of its Brent Field platforms on the UK Continental Shelf; and if he will make a statement.
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Prepared 6th February 2015