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Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Tuesday 1 February 2005

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 Tuesday 1 February 2005
(the 'Questions Book')

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Tuesday 1 February 2005


This paper contains only Written Questions for answer on Tuesday 1 February of which previous notice has been given in the Notices of Questions paper. They are arranged in alphabetical order of answering Department.

For other Written Questions for answer on Tuesday 1 February of which no previous notice has been given, see the Order Paper.

For Written and Oral Questions for answer after Tuesday 1 February see Part 2 of this paper.


Questions to the Minister for the Cabinet Office
1
N
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the (a) staffing and (b) running costs of the Regulatory Impact Unit was in the last year for which figures are available.
(211896)
Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
2
N
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the reasons for the rise in the cost of disadvantaged area relief from 2003-04 to 2004-05; and if he will make a statement.
(213181)
3
Tom Cox (Tooting):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much has been collected in inheritance tax in each of the last three years.
(213383)
4
Tom Cox (Tooting):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the expected rate of economic growth within the Greater London area over the next three years.
(213384)
5
Tom Cox (Tooting):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many businesses in the Greater London area have benefited from lower rates of corporation tax.
(213385)
6
Tom Cox (Tooting):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many redundancies have taken place in the Greater London area in each of the last three years.
(213387)
7
N
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when the Paymaster General will respond to the letter from the honourable Member for North Southwark and Bermondsey, dated 1st December 2004 on City Academies and VAT; and what the reasons are for the delay.
(213171)
8
N
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will equalise the rates of value added tax paid by colleges of further education with the rates paid by schools.
(213068)
9
John Mann (Bassetlaw):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many representations he received in December 2004 about problems relating to the overpayment of tax credits.
(213388)
10
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will extend entitlement to the childcare element of working tax credit to a couple where one person is engaged in qualifying remunerative work and the other is a student nurse.
(213373)
Questions to the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs
11
Tom Cox (Tooting):To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs, if he will list the magistrates' courts which operate within the Greater London area.
(213382)
12
Tom Cox (Tooting):To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what checks are made on people whose names appear on electoral registers to ascertain whether they are eligible to vote in elections that may take place in the United Kingdom; and if he will make a statement.
(213386)
13
N
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what (a) guidelines and (b) legislative provisions regulate whether a referendum may be held during a (i) general election, (ii) local election and (iii) devolved Parliament or regional assembly election; and if he will make a statement.
(213119)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
14
N
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what research has been conducted regarding those communities which feel unable to accept funding derived from the National Lottery because of religious or cultural belief.
(212145)
15
N
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will conduct a survey to ascertain the effect which the absence of potential funding has on those communities unable to accept direct funding from the National Lottery.
(212146)
16
Tom Cox (Tooting):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many people have been fined in each of the last three years for not possessing a television licence while using a television set.
(213381)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence
17
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what representations he has received on adverse reactions by service personnel and their families who received anthrax vaccines prior to each war in the Gulf.
(213342)
18
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many personnel and their families involved in each war in the Gulf who received anthrax vaccine have reported (a) miscarriages, (b) infant mortalities and (c) other illnesses; and if he will make a statement.
(213376)
19
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what information he has received from the US Administration or its agencies relating to illnesses suffered by service people and their families as a result of anthrax vaccinations.
(213378)
20
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the constituent parts of the anthrax vaccine given to Defence personnel were in each war in the Gulf; and if he will make a statement.
(213379)
21
N
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for what reasons the Army Prosecuting Authority was not involved in the case of a private in the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders who was convicted of causing death by dangerous driving in Northern Ireland in November 2003, whose name has been communicated to him.
(212044)
22
N
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many times the Army Prosecuting Authority has met since its coming into operation; and what the outcome was in each case.
(212047)
23
N
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for what reasons the Commanding Officer of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders based at Palace Barracks, Holywood between 2002 and 2003 did not refer the case of the private in his regiment who was later convicted of causing death by dangerous driving to the Army Prosecuting Authority.
(212048)
24
Mr Mohammad Sarwar (Glasgow Govan):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on recruitment levels to the armed forces in the past three months from applicants in Scotland.
(213338)
25
Mr Mohammad Sarwar (Glasgow Govan):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to procure equipment to improve the rapid deployability of the British Armed Forces.
(213368)
26
N
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Answer of 13th December 2004, to the honourable Member for New Forest West, Official Report, column 908W, on medical services (Cyprus), when he plans to write to the honourable Member and place a copy of his letter in the Library.
(213121)
27
N
Pete Wishart (North Tayside):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on what occasions in the last two years a Minister has made an official visit to (a) an injured soldier and (b) bereaved families of soldiers; and who the Minister concerned was in each case.
(212225)
Questions to the Deputy Prime Minister
28
N
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he and the Minister of State for Local and Regional Government will meet a delegation from Southend-on-Sea Borough Council to discuss the 2005-06 financial settlement.
(213163)
29
N
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many houses have been built in Southend-on-Sea in each year since 1980; and if he will make a statement.
(213165)
30
N
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what representations he has received with regard to Southend-on-Sea's financial settlement for 2005-06; and if he will make a statement.
(213167)
31
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what estimate his Department has made of the number of complaints relating to high hedges that will be submitted to local authorities once the new system is fully operational; what proportion of local authorities will be ready to process complaints filed relating to high hedges in the first quarter of 2005; and what his estimate is of the average length of time to be taken to process a complaint.
(213366)
32
Tom Cox (Tooting):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what measures are in place to assist key workers in obtaining affordable housing within the Greater London area; and if he will make a statement.
(213380)
33
N
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what guidelines have been issued by his Department concerning whether a referendum on (a) whether to adopt a directly elected mayor and (b) a local issue held under the Local Government Act 2003 may be held at the same time as a (i) general election and (ii) local election; and if he will make a statement.
(213118)
34
N
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what the (a) location and (b) cost of each (i) Enterprise Gateway and (ii) Enterprise hubs is, broken down by county.
(213173)
35
N
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what square footage is planned for the Community and Arts facility on the Ropetackle site in Shoreham-by-Sea.
(213174)
36
N
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, pursuant to the Answer of 17th January, Official Report, column 765W, on South East England Development Agency, if he will break down the £3,421,562 budget for the development of the Ropetackle site in Shoreham-by-Sea by category referred to; on what criteria the decision to provide a community and arts facility was made; what the evidential basis is for his statement that the section 106 agreement provided for a community and arts facility only completed to shell finish; and whether this was altered by subsequent agreements concerning the eventual square footage of the facility.
(213334)
37
N
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what the (a) staff and (b) running costs of the Social Exclusion Unit was in the last year for which figures are available.
(211895)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Education and Skills
38
N
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the value is of her Department's financial support to non-governmental organisations involved in environmental education in 2004-05; what the budget for this purpose in the current year is; and if she will make a statement.
(213123)
39
N
Vera Baird (Redcar):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what plans she has to ensure that (a) regulations, (b) training and (c) the Common Assessment Framework for Information Sharing Databases in Children's Services takes full account of domestic violence and recognises it as a serious child protection issue.
(213126)
40
N
Mr Stephen Byers (North Tyneside):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the average cost is per pupil of compiling a statement of special education needs by a local education authority.
(213175)
41
N
Mr Stephen Byers (North Tyneside):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the average cost of providing a pupil with education in a pupil referral unit was in the last year for which figures are available.
(213176)
42
N
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 17th January, Official Report, column 819W, on funding, when the cash terms series will be placed in the Library; and what the reasons are for the delay in providing the information.
(213158)
43
N
Rob Marris (Wolverhampton South West):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many and what proportion of those in receipt of Education Maintenance Allowance in England are studying in (a) schools, (b) further education colleges, (c) sixth form colleges, (d) private schools and (e) institutions which are not recognised education providers; and if she will make a statement.
(209600)
44
N
Rob Marris (Wolverhampton South West):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much funding was allocated by the Government to support enterprise in the curriculum in (a) secondary schools and (b) further education colleges in (i) 2001-02, (ii) 2002-03, (iii) 2003-04 and (iv) 2004-05 including Enterprise Week in 2004; and if she will make a statement.
(209601)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
45
N
Andrew George (St Ives):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she plans to publish the Fourth Independent Scientific Group report on Bovine TB.
(213125)
46
N
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on the co-ordination of contingency planning in the event of major floods.
(211860)
47
N
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many water pollution incidents in the domestic and residential sector there were in (a) 2003 and (b) 2004.
(211349)
48
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to ensure the retention of a competitive UK egg industry after the next World Trade Organisation round.
(213374)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
49
Donald Anderson (Swansea East):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, on how many occasions since 1st May 1997 the Government has waived the immunity of British diplomats or members of their families; what the circumstances of the waiver were in each case; how many requests from foreign governments for waivers were turned down in the same period; and what the circumstances of each refusal were.
(213364)
50
N
Charles Hendry (Wealden):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions have taken place between Her Majesty's Government and the European Union on assembling a new list of safe countries.
(213182)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
51
N
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to enhance specialist burns treatment facilities in the South East Region; and if he will make a statement.
(213122)
52
N
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients were on general practitioner lists in Southend-on-Sea in (a) 1990, (b) 2000 and (c) 2004; and if he will make a statement.
(213164)
53
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how the Government intends to reduce the number of young people waiting over 26 weeks to see Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service staff.
(213367)
54
N
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much has been paid to date by his Department to individuals or their families where it has been found that they were inappropriately charged for NHS continuing care since 1996.
(211696)
55
N
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 24th January to the honourable Member for West Chelmsford to question reference 210193, if he will list by each strategic health authority (SHA) the number of complaints each SHA has investigated on allegations of individuals being inappropriately denied funding for continuing care at (a) December 2003, (b) March 2004 and (c) July 2004; and if he will list in each case (i) the number and percentage of completed investigations and (ii) the number of cases eligible for payment as of July 2004.
(211832)
56
N
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS (a) general dental service and (b) personal dental service dentists have left the NHS for wholly private practice in (i) England, (ii) each strategic health authority and (iii) each primary care trust in each year since 1997.
(213172)
57
Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what powers the Medicines and Health Care Products Regulatory Agency has to compel drug companies to provide the Department with all of their clinical trial data when drug licences are being sought.
(213340)
58
Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how regularly his Department reviews the role of (a) the Medicines and Health Care Regulatory Agency and (b) the Committee on the Safety of Medicines.
(213345)
59
N
Mr Frank Dobson (Holborn & St Pancras):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many and what percentage of the (a) doctors and (b) nurses employed by private diagnostic and treatment centres with contracts with the NHS were previously employed by the NHS.
(213170)
60
N
Charles Hendry (Wealden):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what tests for communicable diseases are conducted on those coming from abroad to work in the health service.
(213184)
61
N
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to maintain a supply of antiviral drugs to protect against a flu pandemic.
(212224)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
62
N
Mr Stephen Byers (North Tyneside):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average cost is of a six month custodial sentence in a secure unit for a 14 year old.
(213177)
63
N
Mr Stephen Byers (North Tyneside):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average cost of a youth offending team's involvement with a juvenile was in the last year for which figures are available.
(213178)
64
N
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he expects the Halliday Report on traffic offences resulting in death or serious injury to be published.
(213159)
65
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether it is the Department's policy to seek a reduction in the prison population.
(213346)
66
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how his Department promotes alternatives to prison; and if he will make a statement on the value of those alternatives.
(213347)
67
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if his Department will establish a media marketing campaign to promote alternatives to prison.
(213348)
68
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will institute a major public education campaign about community penalties.
(213349)
69
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will enable the formation of panels of local people to help to decide what form unpaid community work should take in their areas.
(213350)
70
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the comparative rates of detention of black men and white men.
(213351)
71
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of links between media publications and fear of crime.
(213352)
72
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what his Department's targets are for numbers of residential rehabilitation places in each of the next three years.
(213353)
73
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he will take to ensure that drug users and the wider public are made aware of (a) what drug treatment involves and (b) the potential benefits of drug treatment.
(213354)
74
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make it his policy that drug treatment should be available on demand in the community.
(213355)
75
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will re-examine the arrangements for (a) detention and (b) treatment of offenders with mental health problems.
(213356)
76
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment his Department has made of the public's attitude to prison and its alternatives.
(213357)
77
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how (a) his Department and (b) the Prison Service establishes and maintains links between prisons and local employers.
(213358)
78
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what measures (a) are in place and (b) he plans to introduce to ensure that people and bodies in the arts field can work together to increase the range, quantity and quality of activities for prisoners.
(213359)
79
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what measures he plans to introduce to divert youngsters from anti-social behaviour.
(213360)
80
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what gender-specific community programmes seeking to create local support and rehabilitation centres for women are supported by his Department.
(213361)
81
N
Andrew George (St Ives):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to prepare a report for the Council of Europe concerning (a) all aspects of the items raised and (b) the collective view of all other relevant Government Departments in respect of its framework convention on regional and national minorities.
(213124)
82
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many instances of the trafficking of (a) men, (b) women and (c) children into the UK have been investigated in each of the last five years; how many individuals were involved; how many court cases have resulted; and what the outcome was in each case.
(213375)
83
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many victims of human trafficking into the UK have been returned to their home countries in each of the last five years; to which countries; what support was given to the individuals concerned; and if he will make a statement.
(213377)
84
N
Charles Hendry (Wealden):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many illegal entrants to the UK have been detected for each of the past five years.
(213183)
85
N
Charles Hendry (Wealden):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what technical surveillance equipment is installed at ports of entry to the UK; and how many sniffer dogs are deployed at ports of entry.
(213185)
86
N
Charles Hendry (Wealden):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many of those detained under anti-terrorist measures (a) were seeking asylum at the time of their detention and (b) have subsequently claimed asylum.
(213186)
87
N
Bob Russell (Colchester):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to require volunteers to pay for checks with the Criminal Records Bureau.
(213333)
88
N
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many emergency response vehicles are available to police forces.
(209750)
Questions to the honourable Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission
89
N
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):To ask the honourable Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, what the running costs of each Select Committee of the House were in the most recent year for which figures are available; and what part of those costs were accounted for by (a) staff costs and (b) costs of publication and printing.
(212144)
Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development
90
N
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps he has taken to improve access to care and treatment for HIV sufferers outside the UK.
(212220)
91
N
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if he will encourage G8 leaders to set a date and timetable for ensuring treatment for all HIV/AIDS sufferers.
(212221)
92
N
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps he has taken to minimise prices of medications for HIV/AIDS patients in the developing world.
(212222)
93
N
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans he has to encourage developing countries to invest in health through (a) building infrastructure and (b) providing training.
(212223)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
94
N
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many grant applications have been made by the Andersonstown News Group in the last six months to (a) Invest NI and (b) other Government agencies or department.
(212045)
95
N
Lady Hermon (North Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for the Home Department about the introduction and application of control orders in Northern Ireland.
(212046)
Questions to the Solicitor General
96
N
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Solicitor General, how many prosecutions were made for non-completion of the 2001 Census form, broken down by constituency.
(213166)
Questions to the honourable Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission
97
N
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the honourable Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what (a) advice and (b) guidance the Electoral Commission has issued relating to holding a (i) nationwide referendum, (ii) mayoral referendum and (iii) local issues referendum under the Local Government Act 2003 at the same time as a (A) local election, (B) general election and (C) devolved Parliament or regional assembly election; and if he will make a statement.
(213120)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry
98
N
Mr Hilton Dawson (Lancaster & Wyre):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what discussions her Department has had with Canatxx Gas Storage Ltd and Canatxx Energy Ventures Ltd with regard to their proposal for a new gas storage facility at Preesall Sawfield, Lancashire.
(211592)
99
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what plans there are to protect funds owed to employees when a company goes into liquidation.
(213362)
100
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many prosecutions of companies were brought in 2003-04 for breaches of the Working Time Directive.
(213369)
101
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many visits were made to companies in 2003-04 by officials from her Department or from agencies for which her Department is responsible to verify compliance with the Working Time Directive.
(213370)
102
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much energy generated in the UK in 2003-04 was derived from (a) wind energy, (b) solar power and (c) biomass.
(213371)
103
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, whether she has discussed with Ofcom the control of advertising of mobile phone services through media products with a high level of readership amongst children.
(213372)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport
104
N
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when the Harbour Revision Order put forward by trust ports will be subject to public inquiry.
(213160)
105
N
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the Government's policy is on the payment of a levy to the Exchequer when a Trust Port is privatised voluntarily.
(213161)
106
N
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department supports the Harbour Revision Order application submitted by Dover Harbour Board.
(213162)
107
N
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will place in the Library a copy of the Memorandum of Understanding between the Government and Transport for London on the definition of rail services in London.
(213332)
108
Tom Cox (Tooting):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will list the motor toll systems in operation in England.
(213341)
109
N
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much the Civil Aviation Authority has spent on defending legal actions against it from employees in each of the last five years.
(213179)
110
N
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for what reasons personal files held by the Civil Aviation Authority on its staff are not regarded as filing systems within the meaning of the Data Protection Act 1998.
(213180)
111
Nick Harvey (North Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of how effective the ban on the use of a hand-held mobile phone whilst driving has been since its introduction.
(213343)
112
Nick Harvey (North Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what research his Department has commissioned into the suitability of the level of the fine awarded for use of a hand-held mobile phone whilst driving.
(213344)
113
N
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what powers he has to require Rolling Stock Leasing Companies to cut the charges which they impose for leases on railway rolling-stock; and if he will make a statement.
(211492)
114
N
Rob Marris (Wolverhampton South West):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what research the Government has had carried out on (a) the extent of and (b) the safety implications of the use of mobile telephones by cyclists whilst cycling.
(209599)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
115
N
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many benefit recipients receive (a) some and (b) all their benefits at a lower rate on the basis that they were aged less than 25 years, broken down by benefit.
(211897)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Education and Skills
116
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what average number of hours of intervention a pre-school child with special educational needs receives; and if she will make a statement.
[Transferred] (213363)
117
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 17th January, Official Report, columns 809-10W, on autism, if she will list the practical proposals for strengthening teacher training in special educational needs and disability issues referred to; what the timescale for their implementation is; and if she will make a statement.
[Transferred] (213365)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
118
Nick Harvey (North Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make it an offence for vehicle users to cause damage to other vehicles or road users by throwing litter, with particular reference to cigarette ends.
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