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The Questions Book

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Monday 10 October 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.
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Questions for Oral or Written Answer
beginning on Monday 10 October 2005
(the 'Questions Book')

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Monday 10 October 2005


This paper contains only Written Questions for answer on Monday 10 October 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 Monday 10 October of which no previous notice has been given, see the Order Paper.

For Written and Oral Questions for answer after Monday 10 October see Part 2 of this paper.


Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
1
Mr Graham Allen (Nottingham North):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he expects to reply to the letter dated 22nd June from the honourable Member for Nottingham North regarding the overpayment of tax credits to Mrs L. and Mr K. Bennett of Barn Close, Nottingham; and if he will make a statement.
(16356)
2
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many infant deaths there were in the United Kingdom in each of the last five years; and what the rate per 10,000 population was in each year.
(16574)
3
Mr Adrian Bailey (West Bromwich West):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will introduce tax credits for self-employed low earners.
(15744)
4
Mr Adrian Bailey (West Bromwich West):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what tax provisions are available to help self-employed low earners.
(15745)
5
Vera Baird (Redcar):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, at which (a) ports, (b) airports and (c) other entry points imports of goods from Burma enter the UK; and by what means of transport.
(15638)
6
Hugh Bayley (York, City of):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps the UK has taken to encourage improved accountability of the International Monetary Fund to (a) governments and (b) parliaments of developing countries.
(15716)
7
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his Department's forecasts are for the (a) UK rebate and the (b) net UK contribution to the EU under (i) the original Commission proposal for the next budget period and (ii) the Luxembourg Presidency proposal for the next budget period.
(15738)
8
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the statistical robustness of the methods used by Eurostat to estimate and allocate extra-regio shares of off-shore GDP.
(15739)
9
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the implications of the inclusion of extra-regio shares of off-shore GDP in the current EU budget proposals for (a) the UK net contribution and (b) the UK rebate.
(15748)
10
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish his Department's forecasts or models showing contributions to and receipts from the EU for each of the member states which joined in 2004 under (a) the original Commission proposal for the next budget period and (b) the Luxembourg Presidency proposal for the next budget period.
(15749)
11
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the Irish light dues subsidy counts against the public sector borrowing requirement.
(16053)
12
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations he has received from the Department for Transport regarding the light dues tax and the subsidy to the Republic of Ireland.
(16054)
13
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment the Office of Government Commerce has made of the implementation of the EU Public Procurement Directive 2004/18/EC by other EU countries; and if he will make a statement.
(15339)
14
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 27th June, Official Report, column 1291W, on the Public Procurement Directive, how many responses, including confidential responses, to the Office of Government Commerce Public Procurement Directive consultation specifically referred to Article 35 of the EU Procurement Directive; and how many of these responses called for (a) a derogation and (b) no derogation from Article 45 of the Directive.
(15497)
15
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps have been taken by his Department to review its arrangements for public reporting of its sustainable development impacts.
(15785)
16
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what progress has been made on his Department's sustainable development strategy.
(15786)
17
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what he has identified as the most significant sustainable development impacts in relation to the operation of his Department's estate pursuant to the framework for sustainable development on the Government Estate.
(15787)
18
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what arrangements his Department has in place to report publicly on its key sustainable development impacts.
(15788)
19
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list the meetings at which his Department has been represented regarding the delivery of sustainable development across Government co-ordinated by the Ministerial Sub-committee of Green Ministers.
(15789)
20
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what (a) meetings his Department's Green Minister has attended and (b) work the Green Minister has undertaken in the last three months in an official capacity within that role.
(15790)
21
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, which parts of the Department's estate are not covered by the commitments set out in the Framework for Sustainable Development on the Government Estate.
(15791)
22
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of recent significant sustainable development impacts in relation to the operation of the Department's estate.
(15792)
23
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans his Department has to fund the maintenance of the Central Point of Expertise on Timber.
(15793)
24
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list the refurbishment projects in his Department that (a) are in progress and (b) will start in the next six months; what action is being taken to ensure that these will procure timber from legal and sustainable sources; and whether guidance will be issued to contractors on each of these projects ensuring that the timber used on site during refurbishment comes from legal and sustainable sources.
(15794)
25
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department's procurement policy includes timber used on and in the construction of departmental building projects; and if he will make a statement.
(15795)
26
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment is made (a) of the environmental impact and (b) against sustainable development criteria of bids made for contracts awarded by his Department; who makes such assessments; and whether these assessments are published.
(15796)
27
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what remit relating to sustainable development is (a) required and (b) undertaken by the bodies for which his Department is responsible; and if he will make a statement.
(15797)
28
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, at which non-office sites on his Department's estates he has identified opportunities for significant water savings.
(15798)
29
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what change there has been in (a) road transport vehicle carbon dioxide emissions and (b) single occupancy car commuting within the Department in (a) 2003-04 and (b) 2004-05.
(15799)
30
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what change there was in water consumption by his Department between 2002 and 31st March 2005.
(15800)
31
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much (a) his Department and (b) its agencies spent on (i) water and sewerage services and (ii) electricity in each year from 1997.
(15801)
32
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what targets he has set for improving energy efficiency within the Department; and what measures are in place to work towards achieving these targets.
(15802)
33
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion of electricity used by buildings in (a) his Department and (b) its agencies came from renewable sources in each year from 1997.
(15803)
34
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list the Department's main suppliers of (a) copier paper, (b) stationery, (c) envelopes and (d) paper for reports; and what the (i) name and (ii) recycled and post-consumer recycled content of each paper is.
(15804)
35
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list the departmental sites included in the Watermark project.
(15805)
36
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, by what date his Department expects to implement in full the quick win targets set by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to ensure that (a) all copying paper bought by the Department is 100 per cent. recycled with a minimum of 75 per cent. post-consumer waste content and (b) all paper for printed publications bought by the Department is 60 per cent. recycled, of which a minimum is 75 per cent. post-consumer waste.
(15806)
37
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what percentage of (a) paper for printed publications and (b) copying paper used by the Department in (i) 2003-04 and (ii) 2004-05 was from recycled sources; and how much post-consumer waste this paper contained.
(15807)
38
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the total floor space area is of buildings owned and leased by (a) his Department and (b) its agencies.
(15808)
39
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many video-conferencing units are installed in (a) the Department and (b) each agency of the Department; what percentage of offices have these facilities in each case; and what plans there are to increase the number.
(15809)
40
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to ensure that Private Finance Initiative projects for which his Department is responsible create the minimum of environmental damage.
(15810)
41
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the (a) sustainability and (b) environmental impacts of Private Finance Initiative (PFI) projects for which his Department is responsible; and what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the PFI process in delivering environmentally-sustainable projects.
(15811)
42
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to make private finance initiative contracts for which his Department is responsible more accountable and transparent in terms of environmental sustainability.
(15812)
43
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the staff costs of the Crown Estate's Communication Department were in 2004-05.
(15172)
44
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much the Crown Estate spent on (a) public relations and (b) corporate hospitality in 2004-05
(15173)
45
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the impact of Crown Estate charges on the Scottish economy; and when he last discussed this with the Crown Estate.
(15174)
46
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much the Crown Estate has raised from dredging works in each of the last 10 years.
(15294)
47
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 7th April, Official Report, column 1568W, on the Crown Estate, why this information is not collected.
(15551)
48
Mr Douglas Carswell (Harwich):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much Customs and Excise collected in VAT revenue during the last financial year for which figures are available.
(16396)
49
Mr Ian Davidson (Glasgow South West):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list the contractors based in other EU member states that are providing services to his Department.
(15449)
50
Mrs Nadine Dorries (Mid Bedfordshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much revenue has been generated from the landfill tax, from landfill sites within the Country of Bedfordshire in each year since 1997.
(16401)
51
Mrs Nadine Dorries (Mid Bedfordshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many tax credit claimants there have been in the parliamentary constituency of Mid-Bedfordshire since the scheme began broken down by those (a) underpaid, (b) overpaid and (c) paid the correct amount.
(16626)
52
Mrs Nadine Dorries (Mid Bedfordshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the population of (a) the parliamentary constituency of Mid-Bedfordshire and (b) Bedfordshire Local Eduation Authority has been in each year since 1997.
(16634)
53
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with EU counterparts on arrangements countries wishing to leave the euro might adopt in terms of the currency they use.
(15664)
54
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what mechanism the Office of National Statistics has put in place to replace the previous work undertaken by the Home Accident Surveillance System.
(15927)
55
Mr David Gauke (South West Hertfordshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many tax avoidance schemes have been notified to Revenue and Customs to date under Part 7 of the Finance Act 2004 and related regulations.
(16167)
56
Mr David Gauke (South West Hertfordshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the tax revenue which has been lost to date as a result of tax avoidance schemes which have been notified to Revenue and Customs under Part 7 of the Finance Act 2004 and related regulations.
(16174)
57
Mr David Gauke (South West Hertfordshire):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the costs to business in the year 1st April 2004 to 30th March 2005 of the changes to schedule 28AA Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988 introduced by the Finance Act 2004.
(16175)
58
Andrew George (St Ives):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much (a) bilateral and (b) multilateral (i) aid and (ii) debt relief for developing countries he has committed from UK Treasury resources since the G8 Summit at Gleneagles.
(15561)
59
Andrew Gwynne (Denton & Reddish):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people have applied for conditional exemption from inheritance tax in the last 12 months; and how this tax relief is being amended to take into account the implementation of the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000.
(15100)
60
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what methodology was used for estimation of the trend rate of growth of non-oil gross value added.
(16081)
61
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish for each quarter since Q1 of 1997 the estimate of trend growth of non-oil GVA over the current cycle (a) before and (b) after the ONS data revisions on 30th June.
(16082)
62
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish the standard errors on the estimate of trend non-oil GVA growth used to underpin chart 4.1 of the Treasury publication Evidence on the UK Economic Cycle.
(16083)
63
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish the estimates for each quarter since Q1 of 1997 of (a) actual non-oil gross value added, and (b) non-oil gross value added if it had grown according to trend, that underpin chart 3.1 of the Treasury publication Evidence on the UK Economic Cycle.
(16226)
64
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 8th June, Official Report, column 571W, on the Private Finance Initiative, what the total value of assets and liabilities is for each of the listed private finance initiatives and public private partnerships that are recorded on the Government balance sheet.
(16321)
65
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 8th June, Official Report, column 571W, on the Private Finance Initiative, what the accounting treatment is of assets and liabilities for each of the listed private finance initiatives and public private partnerships; and whether this treatment is compliant with (a) UK Generally Accepted Accounting Practices and (b) International Financial Reporting Standards.
(16322)
66
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 8th June, Official Report, column 571W, on the Private Finance Initiative, what proportion of assets and liabilities for each of the listed private finance initiatives and public private partnerships is recorded on the Government balance sheet.
(16323)
67
Stephen Hammond (Wimbledon):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the latest available figure is for the public sector pension liability; and by how much it has changed since 1997.
(16667)
68
Stephen Hammond (Wimbledon):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what Civil Service redundancies have been made since he announced the Efficiency Review in July 2004, broken down by Department; and what the costs of those redundancies have been in each case.
(16668)
69
Stephen Hammond (Wimbledon):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what he forecasts the net change in Civil Service staffing levels to be by April 2008.
(16669)
70
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent (a) representations he has received from and (b) meetings he has had with (i) the Law Society Stamp Duty Complaints Group and (ii) others concerning complaints about stamp duty; what initiatives he has implemented as a result; and if he will make a statement.
(16491)
71
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many complaints he has received about the Stamp Duty Office in each quarter since 1st December 2003.
(16492)
72
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many Stamp Duty submissions are waiting to be processed at the (a) Manchester and (b) Newcastle offices; and what plans he has to improve the service.
(16493)
73
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when the Land Transfer Returns Certificates will be issued for the balance of development no. 401908146MZ, which Saulet & Company applied for on 25th May.
(16494)
74
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many calls have been taken on the Stamp Duty Office Helpline in each quarter since 1st December 2003; what the average time taken to answer a call was in each quarter; how many operators on average staff the Helpline at any one time; what plans he has to improve the service; and if he will make a statement.
(16495)
75
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the average time taken by the Stamp Duty Office to process submissions was in the last period for which figures are available; and what the average time was immediately before 1st December 2003.
(16496)
76
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answers of 15th June, Official Report, column 387W, and 16th June, Official Report, column 553W, from the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on game-rearing farms, why some established game farms and other premises selling birds to other estates are not listed in the 2005 rating lists.
(16504)
77
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many residential property sales were recorded in the most recent year for which figures are available in the (a) £110,001 to £120,000, (b) £120,001 to £130,000, (c) 240,001 to £250,000, (d) £250,001 to £260,000, (e) £490,001 to £500,000 and (f) £500,001 to £510,000 brackets.
(15753)
78
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the total sale value of newly-built residential properties in the United Kingdom was in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(15754)
79
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much VAT was raised in the most recent year for which figures are available from refurbished residential properties in the United Kingdom.
(15756)
80
Stephen Hesford (Wirral West):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will introduce tax incentives for the installation of solar energy capacity in domestic dwellings; and if he will make a statement.
(16587)
81
Stewart Hosie (Dundee East):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether it is his policy to provide statistics relating to Scottish constituencies in terms of (a) Westminster and (b) Scottish Parliament boundaries.
(15642)
82
Mrs Siân C. James (Swansea East):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the banking and the financial services industry about cash machine charges; and if he will make a statement.
(15923)
83
Mrs Siân C. James (Swansea East):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations he has received about cash machine charges.
(15924)
84
Mr Boris Johnson (Henley):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, why HM Revenue and Customs is unable to waive interest penalties with regard to the Hong Kong tax rebate.
(16589)
85
Susan Kramer (Richmond Park):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of how much increased revenue from business taxes will accrue to the Treasury due to the 2012 Olympics.
(15886)
86
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the cost per minute is to callers using the Inland Revenue tax credits telephone helpline; what payment is made to Revenue and Customs by British Telecommunications in respect of revenue sharing for the income from the helpline call costs; and if he will make a statement.
(15725)
87
Dr William McCrea (South Antrim):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many families in each constituency in Northern Ireland have received (a) child and (b) working tax credits since they were introduced; and how many have received incorrect payments due to computer problems.
(15268)
88
Dr William McCrea (South Antrim):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what further legislation the Government plans to bring forward to tackle tax avoidance.
(15275)
89
Ann McKechin (Glasgow North):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, to which poor countries the Government's current debt relief programmes apply; and how they are structured.
(15323)
90
Ann McKechin (Glasgow North):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, to how many countries he proposes to extend the Government's debt relief programme.
(15416)
91
Ann McKechin (Glasgow North):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what measures he will be taking to ensure the implementation of the debt relief agreement concluded at the G8 Gleneagles meeting for the completion point heavily indebted poor countries without further conditionality demands from international financial institutions.
(15419)
92
Anne Main (St Albans):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much surplus existed within the National Insurance Fund for the last period for which figures are available; what plans his Department has to reduce the surplus; and if he will make a statement.
(16235)
93
Anne Main (St Albans):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the forecasted surplus in the National Insurance Fund is for 2005-06.
(16236)
94
Mr Michael Meacher (Oldham West & Royton):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the average income of each decile of earnings has been in each year since 1996-97; and what the real terms annual growth in income of each decile was between 1996-97 and the latest date for which this information is available.
(16358)
95
Mr Michael Meacher (Oldham West & Royton):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the level of tax reliefs and public subsidies in grants or loans received by each of the top 20 UK companies has been in each year since 1990; and if he will list the main tax reliefs and public subsidies concerned.
(16360)
96
Edward Miliband (Doncaster North):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people are employed in the rail sector in Doncaster North.
(15104)
97
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many civil servant posts have been cut in the implementation of the recommendations of the Gershon review.
(15755)
98
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the value of the cost savings made under the recommendations of the Gershon report has been in each month since the report's publication.
(15757)
99
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what progress is being made towards the savings identified in the Gershon review.
(15758)
100
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the 10 conditions necessary for him to support the decision to transform Railtrack into a non-equity company limited by guarantee were.
(16018)
101
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make a statement on challenges to the (a) Stamp Duty Exemption Scheme and (b) Business Premises Renovation Allowance under state aid rules.
(15973)
102
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make a statement on measures being taken by his Department to ensure the definition of public-private partnerships contracts as public works contracts rather than concessions under European law; what challenges have been made to contract terms; and what regulations are planned at EU level to define this branch of regulatory law.
(16660)
103
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much revenue was raised in taxation on charities in 2004.
(16848)
104
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St Edmunds):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the projected cost of Capgemini's contract to deliver the external routing interface component system for Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs was at the time of its signing.
(15094)
105
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St Edmunds):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many instances of teenage pregnancy there have been in Suffolk in each of the last eight years, broken down by local authority area.
(15124)
106
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St Edmunds):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many (a) carers and (b) young carers of school age there are in (i) Suffolk and (ii) the parliamentary constituency of Bury St Edmunds.
(15126)
107
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the Financial Services Authority on the operation of Swiss banks with London offices.
(15144)
108
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what regulatory systems are in place to ensure the good governance of Swiss banks operating in the UK; and what systems are in place to ensure they are not used for (a) money-laundering and (b) criminal purposes.
(15145)
109
Mr John Spellar (Warley):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many points of collection there are for petroleum fuel duty; and what percentage of the total collected in 2004-05 came from (a) the top 10 and (b) the top 20 oil companies.
(15146)
110
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the cost to London's economy of the bombings on 7th July; and if he will make a statement.
(15117)
111
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment has been made of the effects of Crossrail on London's economy; and if he will make a statement.
(15415)
112
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of new jobs which will be created in London as a result of hosting the 2012 London Olympics.
(15569)
113
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the economic benefits that the 2012 Olympics will bring to the economy of (a) London and (b) the UK; and if he will make a statement.
(15570)
114
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what websites come under his Department's responsibility; and what the (a) cost and (b) number of visitors to those sites was in the last 12 months.
(16025)
115
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the cost was of producing the summary leaflet Budget 2005, Investing in Our Future: Fairness and Opportunity of Britain's Hard-working Families; how much of the cost was accounted for by (a) printing and design, (b) copywriting and (c) distribution; how many copies were produced; how many were circulated unsolicited; and to whom.
(15531)
116
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what regulations and guidance determine the number of occasions in each year when Gift Aid claims may be made by each charity; and what the average period of time was between the receipt of a Gift Aid claim and the consequent tax relief being passed to each charity, in the last year for which information is available.
(16542)
117
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many staff were required to administer Gift Aid claims for tax relief in the last year for which information is available; when HM Revenue and Customs' computer programmes were last upgraded to take account of the need to manage Gift Aid claims; and how many staff in (a) HM Revenue and Customs and (b) his Department are involved in the development or review of policy relating to Gift Aid.
(16543)
118
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many individual donations to charities attracted Gift Aid in the last year for which information is available; what the average (a) donation and (b) additional benefit to the charity as a result of tax relief was per donation; and what information is required to be forwarded to HM Revenue and Customs by charities with each claim.
(16544)
119
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet):To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much tax the Government has received from the tsunami appeal (a) in total and (b) broken down by individual taxes.
(16858)
Questions to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
120
Mr Ian Davidson (Glasgow South West):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, if he will list the contractors based in other EU member states that are providing services to his Department.
(15444)
121
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, pursuant to the Answer of 13th June, Official Report, column 112W, on private finance projects, what total value of assets and liabilities for the project is recorded on the Government Balance Sheet; what proportion of assets and liabilities is listed; what the accounting treatment is for assets and liabilities; and whether it is compatible with (a) generally-accepted accounting practices and (b) international financial reporting standards.
(15964)
122
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what the reasons were for withholding parts of the Strategy Unit Drugs Report; and if he will make a statement.
(16394)
123
Dr William McCrea (South Antrim):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what plans there are to replace cars in the ministerial fleet with cars which use alternative fuel technology.
(15265)
124
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, whether all proposals from the Hampton Review will include comprehensive race equality impact assessments.
(15510)
125
Mr John Spellar (Warley):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how many vehicles were purchased by the Government Car and Despatch Agency in 2004-05, broken down by country of manufacture.
(15152)
126
Mr John Spellar (Warley):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, if he will establish an inquiry into the procurement policies of EU governments for ministerial vehicles, with particular reference to the purchase of domestically-produced vehicles.
(15153)
127
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how many complaints the Parliamentary Ombudsman has received from honourable Members in the last 12 months, broken down by constituency.
(15564)
128
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how many complaints the Parliamentary Ombudsman has received since 2001, broken down by Government Department.
(15565)
129
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, if he will list websites that come under his Department's responsibility; and what the (a) cost and (b) number of visits was for each in the last year for which figures are available.
(15769)
130
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how many cars the Government Car Agency has, broken down by the form of fuel used.
(15836)
131
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what the policy of the Government car service is on using recycled tyres on its vehicles; and how often this policy is reviewed.
(15087)
132
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, whether the Government car service plans to introduce a mandatory percentage of recycled tyres for use on its cars.
(15088)
Questions to the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs
133
Vera Baird (Redcar):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, if she will place in the Library the reports provided by the Coroner of Teeside to the Lord Chancellor on his performance since his severe reprimand.
(15639)
134
Vera Baird (Redcar):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what steps are taken to ensure that in a rape appeal there will be at least one judge who has been on the serious sexual offences seminar.
(15640)
135
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what recent research has been conducted into juries' deliberations.
(16465)
136
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, whether (a) the trial judge and (b) the Court of Appeal is permitted to enquire into alleged impropriety by a jury.
(16466)
137
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, which agency is responsible for the administration of the courts.
(16469)
138
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, whether judges have been required to give a fuller introduction to juries since the Lord Justice Auld review on criminal courts.
(16471)
139
Mr Ian Davidson (Glasgow South West):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, if she will list contractors based in other EU member states that are providing services to her Department.
(15457)
140
N
Mr Jonathan Djanogly (Huntingdon):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how much funding the Treasury is providing for the improvement of the facilities at the Commercial Court.
[R] (16648)
141
N
Mr Jonathan Djanogly (Huntingdon):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what assessment she has made of the impact of the quality of the Commercial Court building on the use of English choice of law clauses in international commerce.
[R] (16649)
142
N
Mr Jonathan Djanogly (Huntingdon):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, if she will make a statement on the progress in renovating the Commercial Court.
[R] (16650)
143
Mrs Nadine Dorries (Mid Bedfordshire):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, whether there is a shortage of magistrates to administer justice within the County of Bedfordshire; and if she will make a statement.
(16402)
144
Mrs Nadine Dorries (Mid Bedfordshire):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to encourage the recruitment of additional magistrates to administer justice within the County of Bedfordshire; and if she will make a statement.
(16403)
145
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, whether a request for a proposal has been issued by the Department for the conversion or replacement of the Courts Fund Office Funds Accounting system; and what the timescale is for conversion or replacement.
(15777)
146
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what the costs of maintaining the (a) Data General computer and (b) Funds Accounting system used by the Court Funds Office was in 2004-05.
(15778)
147
Andrew Gwynne (Denton & Reddish):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how much was levied in fines by each magistrates' court in the county of Greater Manchester in each of the last five years; how much was written off by each court; and what percentage of fines was collected by each court.
(15099)
148
Andrew Gwynne (Denton & Reddish):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what progress has been made in implementing the recommendations of the Environment, Transport and Regional Government Select Committee Report on Cemeteries which the Government accepted.
(15102)
149
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 15th June, Official Report, column 465W, on private finance projects, what total value of assets and liabilities for each of the listed private finance initiatives and public private partnerships is recorded on the Government Balance Sheet; what proportion of assets and liabilities is listed; what the accounting treatment is for assets and liabilities; and whether it is compatible with (a) generally-accepted accounting practices and (b) international financial reporting standards.
(15959)
150
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how many EU citizens are entitled to vote in local elections in each London borough; and what percentage of the total electorate this represents in each borough.
(15761)
151
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, if she will place in the Library copies of the submissions received by her Department as part of its consultation on the Electoral Administration Bill.
(15111)
152
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, when she expects her Department to complete its work on the Electoral Administration Bill in advance of its publication; and if she will make a statement.
(15112)
153
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what elements of the Electoral Administration Bill the Government intends to implement in time for the 2006 local elections.
(15113)
154
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, pursuant to her Answer of 18th July, Official Report, column 1305W, on marked registers, if she will place in the Library the service level agreement laid out in the contract specification between Pickfords and the Government.
(15114)
155
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, pursuant to her Answer of 18th July, Official Report, column 1306W, on remote electronic voting, what criteria the Government will use to decide whether to hold electronic voting pilots in the 2006 elections.
(15115)
156
Dr William McCrea (South Antrim):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what percentage of solicitors firms in Northern Ireland offered civil legal aid contracts refused them in each of the last five years, broken down by county.
(15266)
157
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what (a) representations she has received and (b) discussions she has had on access for parents of children abducted abroad to legal and departmental representation.
(15883)
158
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what measures her Department has in place to ensure that the parents of children abducted abroad are given full and appropriate legal advice.
(15885)
159
Mr Andrew Pelling (Croydon Central):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what investigations she has undertaken into whether the Data Protection Act 1998 is being used as a way of preventing governmental information being divulged under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
(16419)
160
Bob Russell (Colchester):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 7th June, Official Report, column 179W, on Court House (Colchester), when she plans to publish the business strategy for the Court Service in Essex; and whether it remains her intention to build a new courthouse in Colchester.
(15516)
161
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what the estimated cost of legal aid to travellers has been in each year since 1997.
(15218)
162
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what regulations govern the content of election communications distributed by the Royal Mail.
(15520)
163
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how many complaints she has received from individuals regarding postal voting in (a) local, (b) general and (c) European elections in each year since 1997.
(15671)
164
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, if she will list websites that come under her Department's responsibility; and what the (a) cost and (b) number of visits was for each in the last year for which figures are available.
(15770)
165
Mr Charles Walker (Broxbourne):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, for what reasons the Burial Grounds Survey was issued by the Home Office.
(15032)
166
Mr Charles Walker (Broxbourne):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what the average cost to her Department is of processing a response to the Home Office Burial Grounds Survey; and if she will make a statement.
(15033)
167
Mr Charles Walker (Broxbourne):To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 14th July, Official Report, column 1298-9W, on burial grounds, what aspects of burial law and practice will be covered by the wider review referred to; and if she will make a statement.
(15474)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
168
Mr Clive Betts (Sheffield, Attercliffe):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will review the number of regional casinos to be developed in the initial pilot scheme.
(16605)
169
N
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans there are to include Northern Ireland in the regions that will be asked to host (a) the teams of participating countries and (b) events as part of the 2012 Olympics.
(15263)
170
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when she will announce the regional targets for digital terrestrial television coverage.
(16010)
171
Mr Ian Davidson (Glasgow South West):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will list contractors based in other EU member states that are providing services to her Department.
(15456)
172
Mrs Nadine Dorries (Mid Bedfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what provisions have been made for households in Bedfordshire that will be unable to receive a digital signal by 2008; and if she will make a statement.
(16624)
173
Mrs Nadine Dorries (Mid Bedfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps the Government is taking to encourage and promote tourism in Bedfordshire.
(16625)
174
Mrs Nadine Dorries (Mid Bedfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what representations she has received regarding the opportunities for Bedfordshire to play a role in the 2012 London Olympic Games; and if she will make a statement.
(16633)
175
Mr Don Foster (Bath):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will take steps to ensure that provision is made to help blind and partially-sighted people during digital switchover with (a) installation and aerial adjustments, (b) financing of accessible set-up boxes and (c) free telephone advice on the options they have, including advice on the availability of audio description; and if she will make a statement.
(15947)
176
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 8th June, Official Report, column 583W, on private finance projects, what total value of assets and liabilities for the project is recorded on the Government Balance Sheet; what proportion of assets and liabilities is listed; what the accounting treatment is for assets and liabilities; and whether it is compatible with (a) generally-accepted accounting practices and (b) international financial reporting standards.
(15960)
177
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate she has made of the number of households that will not be able to receive a digital television signal after the analogue switchoff, broken down by parliamentary constituency; and if she will make a statement.
(15752)
178
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make a statement on the rates charities who operate licensed premises are charged for their new licensing fee.
(16552)
179
Robert Key (Salisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when she plans to bring into force the operational guidelines of the European Convention on the Protection of Cultural Heritage 1992 (The Valletta Convention).
(16347)
180
Susan Kramer (Richmond Park):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make a statement on official recognition of chess as a sport.
(15892)
181
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the role of regional cultural consortiums is in delivering her Department's policies.
(15975)
182
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much has been spent on Culture Online in each year since its creation.
(15976)
183
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether it is her policy to end the sale of school and community playing fields.
(15979)
184
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the purpose is of the Cultural Connections website; and if she will make a statement.
(15980)
185
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many school children took part in some form of school sport in the last period for which figures are available.
(15981)
186
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what proportion of school children spend at least two hours a week on high quality physical education and school sport.
(15982)
187
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the participation rates of young people in club sport were in each of the last five years for which figures are available.
(15983)
188
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many community and school playing fields have been sold in each year since 1997.
(15984)
189
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will list the consultation papers her Department has published since 1997.
(15985)
190
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much her Department has spent on management consultants in each year since 1997.
(15986)
191
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much her Department has spent on airline travel for officials in each year since 1997.
(15987)
192
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, which museums receive public funding, broken down by parliamentary constituency.
(15988)
193
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many people work on the Cultural Connections website.
(15989)
194
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the composition of each regional cultural consortium is.
(15990)
195
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what targets the regional cultural consortiums have been set.
(15991)
196
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the performance of the regional cultural consortiums.
(15992)
197
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many hits the Cultural Connections website has had in each month since its creation.
(15993)
198
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much the Cultural Connections website has cost in each month since its creation.
(15994)
199
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the annual administrative cost of each regional cultural consortium was in 2004-05.
(15995)
200
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much has been spent on Creative Partnerships in each year since their creation.
(15997)
201
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will list the beneficiaries of the Creative Partnership programme, broken down by parliamentary constituency.
(16118)
202
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment has been made of the effect that the bomb attacks committed on 7th July have had on London's tourism industry.
(16177)
203
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what representations her Department has received from the tourism industry regarding the impact of the 7th July bomb attacks on tourism.
(16178)
204
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps she has taken to minimise the potential damage to the UK tourism industry of the 7th July bomb attacks.
(16180)
205
Mr Andrew Pelling (Croydon Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what expenditure was made by the public sector on promoting the successful London 2012 Olympic bid.
(16410)
206
Mr Andrew Pelling (Croydon Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what expenditure is budgeted by the public sector for delivering the London 2012 Olympics.
(16411)
207
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will list (a) heritage and (b) conservation sites in the constituency of Hemel Hempstead.
(16078)
208
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what measures are planned to provide benefits from the 2012 Olympics for (a) hoteliers, (b) businesses and (c) residents of areas outside East London, with particular reference to Hemel Hempstead constituency.
(16663)
209
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will list anniversaries for which her Department has begun planning commemorations for (a) 2006, (b) 2007, (c) 2008, (d) 2009 and (e) 2010.
(16707)
210
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will list films which have been made with public funding assistance since 1997.
(16842)
211
N
Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what progress has been made on decisions on the (a) location, (b) size and (c) organisation of the National Sports Foundation.
(15631)
212
N
Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much will be allocated to the National Sports Foundation (a) in 2005-06 and (b) for each subsequent year for which budgets have been agreed.
(15632)
213
N
Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what arrangements have been put in place for (a) the For Sport Consortia, (b) the British Olympic Association and (c) other sports to receive funding from the National Sports Foundation.
(15633)
214
N
Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what representations she has received from sports bodies on the National Sports Foundation.
(15634)
215
N
Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, who will chair the National Sports Foundation; and what the senior management structure will be.
(15635)
216
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much revenue the fines from unpaid television licences generated in 2004-05; and to which departments the revenue is allocated.
(16110)
217
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many unpaid television licences there were in each year since 1997.
(16111)
218
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much money the Government has spent on the Notting Hill Carnival in each year since 1992.
(16113)
219
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St Edmunds):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many households do not have access to digital television in (a) the constituency of Bury St Edmunds, (b) Suffolk, (c) Norfolk, (d) Essex and (e) Cambridgeshire.
(15130)
220
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St Edmunds):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps are being taken to widen access to Freeview in (a) Suffolk and (b) the constituency of Bury St Edmunds.
(15132)
221
Mr John Spellar (Warley):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the schedule is for the switchover to digital transmission in each region.
(15162)
222
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what she estimates the additional levy on London council tax bills to fund the Olympics will be; and what the proposed (a) commencement date and (b) end date is.
(15214)
223
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate she has made of the revenue to be generated each year from additional levy to be charged on London council tax bills to fund the Olympics.
(15215)
224
Jo Swinson (East Dunbartonshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many and what value of National Lottery grants were allocated within each Westminster constituency in Scotland in each year since 1997; and if she will make a statement.
(15741)
225
Jo Swinson (East Dunbartonshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much revenue the library service has generated from (a) late book returns, (b) DVD loans, (c) video cassette loans and (d) computer game loans in each year since 1997; and if she will make a statement.
(15945)
226
Jo Swinson (East Dunbartonshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many (a) books, (b) DVDs, (c) video cassettes, (d) computer games and (e) audio books have been available in library service stock in each year since 1997; how many loans were made of each type of item in each year; and if she will make a statement.
(15946)
227
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether works of art in national museums and galleries not on display are covered by Government indemnity in the event of loss or accident.
(16577)
228
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many items in national museums and galleries have not been on public display in the past three years.
(16578)
229
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the most recent estimate was of the size of the reserve collections of the national museums and galleries.
(16579)
230
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when the last estimate was made of the number of works of art in the reserve collections of the national museums and galleries.
(16580)
231
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the effects on tourism in London of the bombings on 7th July; and if she will make a statement.
(15118)
232
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans her Department has to commemorate those who lost their lives in the London bombings on 7th July; and if she will make a statement.
(15563)
233
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps her Department is taking to promote the use of local businesses in the construction and development of the stadia for the 2012 London Olympics; and if she will make a statement.
(15585)
234
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what mechanisms will be put in place to avoid (a) overspend and (b) construction delays on stadia for the 2012 London Olympics; and if she will make a statement.
(15586)
235
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what her latest estimate is of the (a) cost of and (b) completion dates for the construction of stadia for the 2012 London Olympics; and if she will make a statement.
(15587)
236
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what access Brent residents will have to sporting facilities associated with the Wembley stadium; and if she will make a statement.
(15588)
237
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what representations she has received on the route the Olympic Torch should take when it comes to London in 2012; and if she will make a statement.
(15589)
238
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the likely impact of the 2012 Olympic Games on Brent; and if she will make a statement.
(15590)
239
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much was collected in public library fines in each London borough in each of the last five years.
(15816)
240
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what (a) public and (b) Lottery funds have been made available for the restoration of Dollis Hill House; what assessment she has made of the historical and cultural significance of the building; and if she will make a statement.
(15820)
241
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the transport infrastructure needs associated with hosting the 2012 Olympic Games; and if she will make a statement.
(15823)
242
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the adequacy of the transport infrastructure around Wembley Stadium; and if she will make a statement.
(15825)
243
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what websites come under her Department's responsibility; and what the (a) cost and (b) number of visitors to those sites was in the last 12 months.
(16007)
244
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the implications of the events of 7th July for London's hosting of the Olympic Games in 2012; and if she will make a statement.
(16021)
245
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what projects based in the London Borough of Brent have received National Lottery funding; and how much was received in the last 12 months.
(16023)
246
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much the 2012 Olympics are expected to cost the average Band D council tax payer in London; and over what period these costs are expected to be borne.
(16352)
247
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet):To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the cost of increased security measures needed for the 2012 Olympics in light of the recent terror attacks on London; and whether (a) the Government and (b) council tax payers in London will meet the extra costs if the 2012 Olympics makes an overall loss.
(16678)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence
248
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what changes are planned for the operation of university air squadrons, with particular reference to flying instruction.
(15665)
249
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the role of university air squadrons in (a) making a risk assessment of potential pilots and (b) providing a link between the Royal Air Force and the civilian population.
(15666)
250
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost is of training a pilot (a) through and (b) by direct entry to the Royal Air Force.
(15667)
251
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what role university air squadrons play in recruiting personnel to the Royal Air Force.
(15668)
252
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what percentage of pilots entering the Royal Air Force since 1997 have passed through university air squadrons.
(15669)
253
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on how many occasions the Defence Export Services Organisation has provided advice to UK companies on the selection of agents in the last 12 months.
(15340)
254
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what mechanisms the Defence Export Services Organisation uses to record the advice given by its (a) British-based and (b) overseas staff to companies on the selection of agents.
(15341)
255
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the Defence Export Services Organisation provides (a) off the shelf lists and (b) bespoke lists of companies in relation to the selection of agents.
(15342)
256
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what (a) trade union and (b) local consultation will take place on proposals to close RAF Saxa Vord; and if he will make a statement.
(16008)
257
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions he has had with (a) the Scottish Executive and (b) Shetland Island Council on proposals to close RAF Saxa Vord.
(16009)
258
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much the Department has spent on military aid to Colombia in each of the last five years.
(16204)
259
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what monitoring of UN human rights recommendations relating to aid provided by his Department to Colombia is undertaken; and if he will make a statement.
(16209)
260
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions he has held with the US Administration on purchasing a replacement for the Trident nuclear missile system.
(16211)
261
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the total expenditure on AWE Aldermaston was in each of the past five years; and what the estimated expenditure is for (a) 2006-07 and (b) 2007-08.
(16212)
262
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many British troops have served in Iraq to date; and how many were deployed there on 1st January and 1st July.
(16213)
263
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many British soldiers serving in Iraq are residents of (a) London and (b) Kingston and Surbiton.
(16686)
264
Mr Ian Davidson (Glasgow South West):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the contractors based in other EU member states that are providing services to his Department.
(15441)
265
Mr Ian Davidson (Glasgow South West):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the work plans of the European Defence Agency are; what its cost has been to date; and if he will make a statement on its future.
(15467)
266
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assistance the Government is providing to the Ugandan government for training of soldiers in peace-keeping and protecting civilian populations in Northern Uganda.
(15549)
267
Paul Flynn (Newport West):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his latest estimate is of the sales of the Eurofighter in the first five years of operation.
(16489)
268
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 3rd June, Official Report, columns 242-3W, on the private finance initiative, what total value of assets and liabilities for each of the listed private finance initiatives and public private partnerships is recorded on the Government Balance Sheet; what proportion of assets and liabilities is listed; what the accounting treatment is for assets and liabilities; and whether it is compatible with (a) generally-accepted accounting practices and (b) international financial reporting standards.
(15963)
269
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 19th July, Official Report, column 1540W, on surface fleet, which ships he expects will be available (a) on active service and (b) in reserve in (i) 2012, (ii) 2013 and (iii) 2014.
(15813)
270
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the recently-announced additional £1 billion to be spent on maintenance of the Trident nuclear warhead at Aldermaston is (a) new money and (b) a first payment of the 25 year contract for £5.3 billion already allocated for this purpose to AWEML.
(16497)
271
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the deficiencies in project management at DML, identified by his Department in 1996, have been completely rectified; and if he will make a statement.
(16505)
272
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the self-provision of equipment by HM Forces to make good deficiencies.
(16506)
273
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what procedures have been put in place to ensure that funding received by QinetiQ from the Department on a non-competitive or allocated basis is used for the purposes for which it is intended.
(16833)
274
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether surplus research and related funding from the Department to QinetiQ can be used for commercial purposes.
(16834)
275
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what guaranteed funding QinetiQ is due to receive from his Department's science and technology budget over the next five years.
(16835)
276
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the treaty basis is for those elements of the European Defence Agency that have already been established.
(15912)
277
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list those elements of the UK defence industry duplicated by other EU defence industries; what the role is of the European Defence Agency in removing duplication; which elements (a) have and (b) have not been identified as being of strategic national interest; and if he will make a statement.
(15913)
278
Stewart Hosie (Dundee East):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether it is his policy to provide statistics relating to Scottish constituencies in terms of (a) Westminster and (b) Scottish Parliament boundaries.
(15644)
279
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what effects he expects collaboration with France on the future aircraft carriers to have on the UK's maritime industrial strategy.
(15395)
280
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what tests have been conducted on the Typhoon's weapons systems on the Grippen; and when he expects weapons testing on the Typhoon to be completed.
(15396)
281
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the effects of the decision by the Greek government to purchase the F-16 on the export potential of the Typhoon.
(15397)
282
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many RAF fast jet pilots have passed through Cranwell in each of the last 10 years.
(15398)
283
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many RAF fast jet pilots he expects to enter Cranwell in 2006.
(15399)
284
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what requests the Government has received from the US Missile Defence Agency since 2001; how many were related to ground-based interceptors; and if he will make a statement.
(15400)
285
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his Department's latest estimate is of the (a) complement, (b) displacement and (c) cost of the future aircraft carriers.
(15401)
286
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he expects Bowman to be fully operational.
(15402)
287
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the Department's expenditure on fuel was in each of the last 10 years.
(15403)
288
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress has been made on missile integration for the Typhoon.
(15404)
289
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what contingency plans his Department has developed in the event of failure to secure agreement with the United States on technology transfer on the Joint Strike Fighter.
(15405)
290
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he expects the Future Rapid Effects System to complete its assessment phase; and what he expects the final costs of this phase to be.
(15406)
291
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the future of Whittington Barracks.
(15651)
292
Robert Key (Salisbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will place in the Library copies of his Department's representations to the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister on the review of local government finance.
(15684)
293
Susan Kramer (Richmond Park):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will take steps to introduce a National Service Conscripts Medal.
(15895)
294
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the role of each unit of the (a) Territorial Army and (b) cadet forces in Milton Keynes is; and if he will make a statement.
(15293)
295
Dr William McCrea (South Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many members of the regular armed forces are serving in Northern Ireland.
(15257)
296
Mr Eddie McGrady (South Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for what reasons he did not allow the Independent Assessor of Military Complaints access to the Army records of 11th and 12th July 2004 North Belfast Parades; and if he will allow the Independent Assessor access to these records.
(16135)
297
N
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many fatalities to UK service personnel in Iraq have been caused, wholly or in part, by (a) infrared bomb technology and (b) armour piercing bombs; and if he will make a statement.
(16696)
298
N
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list (a) ordnance and (b) weapons systems which have been intercepted on or in the vicinity of the Iraq/Iran border by (i) coalition forces, (ii) UK service personnel and (iii) Iraq security services since the collapse of the Saddam regime; and if he will make a statement.
(16697)
299
Mr Michael Meacher (Oldham West & Royton):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether a decision has been taken to replace the Trident D5 missiles and 4 Vanguard class submarines.
(16359)
300
Mr Michael Moore (Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, to which countries the UK has sent advisory military and training teams in each year since 1997.
(15939)
301
Mr Michael Moore (Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many training courses held in the UK the UK has provided to military personnel from overseas in each year since 1997, broken down by (a) country of origin and (b) number of personnel involved .
(15940)
302
Mr Michael Moore (Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, in which countries the UK has stationed military personnel for training purposes in each year since 1997; and how many such personnel were involved in each case.
(15941)
303
Mr Michael Moore (Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the countries to which the UK has provided human rights training in (a) the military and (b) other security sectors in each year since 1997; and what (i) type and (ii) duration of training was provided in each case.
(15942)
304
Mr Michael Moore (Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the (a) extent and (b) impact of the UK's human rights training of foreign military personnel; and if he will make a statement.
(15943)
305
Mr Michael Moore (Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) servicemen and (b) servicewomen serving in the UK armed forces are from overseas; what nations are represented in each of the services; in what numbers; and if he will make a statement.
(15944)
306
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on plans for call-out of reservists in support of operations in Afghanistan.
(15972)
307
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on UK participation in the Aarhus Convention as it applies to freedom of information obligations in environmental affairs of a defence nature, with particular reference to (a) depleted uranium and (b) nuclear material.
(16058)
308
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many military personnel who have served (a) in Operation Telic in Iraq and (b) in Afghanistan since 2001 have been awarded a medal; how many eligible personnel have not received a medal; how many personnel who have fulfilled the minimum criteria for long service have not yet been awarded the relevant medal; what the average timescale between qualifying for such awards and issue is; and if he will make a statement.
(16064)
309
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list UK armed forces units hatted for potential deployment with (a) EU and (b) NATO units.
(16073)
310
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the trained strength of each of the armed forces against requirement was on the latest date for which figures are available, broken down by rank.
(16709)
311
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the level of serviceability of the helicopter fleet.
(16710)
312
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the value of the Royal Navy equipment retained by the Iranian government following the incident in the Shatt-al-Arab waterway in June 2004; and if he will make a statement.
(16711)
313
Alan Simpson (Nottingham South):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he has read the report, Security, Terrorism and the UK, jointly published by the Economic and Social Research Council and Chatham House.
(15026)
314
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what websites come under his Department's responsibility; and what the (a) cost and (b) number of visitors to those sites was in 2004-05.
(16006)
315
John Thurso (Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many hours the Tain Air Weapons Range was in use for training operations in 2004.
(15552)
316
John Thurso (Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross):To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many sorties were undertaken using the Tain Air Weapons Range in 2004 by (a) RAF aircraft and (b) non-RAF aircraft.
(15553)
Questions to the Deputy Prime Minister
317
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, whether the London Fire Emergency Control Room at Canary Wharf meets the Government's resilience criteria; and if he will make a statement.
(15648)
318
Mr David Anderson (Blaydon):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many local authorities have been certified by the Audit Commission as applying the Best Value Code of Practice in local authority service contracts.
(15391)
319
Mr David Anderson (Blaydon):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will list cases of non-compliance with the Best Value Code of Practice on workforce matters in local authority service contracts that have been raised with the Audit Commission.
(15393)
320
Mr David Anderson (Blaydon):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, when he will publish the results of his Department's investigation into the monitoring of the Best Value Code of Practice in local authority service contracts.
(15394)
321
Vera Baird (Redcar):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what kinds of development the designation of Redcar as part of the Tees Valley Coastal Arc is intended to (a) encourage and (b) discourage.
(15641)
322
Hugh Bayley (York, City of):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how much in (a) revenue support grant and (b) specific grants in (i) cash and (ii) real terms has been provided to the City of York in each year since 1997-98.
(16348)
323
Mr Clive Betts (Sheffield, Attercliffe):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, when his Department last issued supplementary advice on the correct application of Minerals Planning Guidance 3 to (a) minerals planning authorities and (b) the Government Offices of the Regions; what mechanisms are available to his Department to issue supplementary advice to minerals planning authorities on the correct application of Minerals Planning Guidance 3 when considering new applications for surface coal mines; and if he will make a statement.
(15970)
324
Mr Clive Betts (Sheffield, Attercliffe):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, whether the presumption against surface coal mining contained in Minerals Planning Guidance 3 only applies unless the proposal is environmentally acceptable according to the criteria set out in MPG3 or community benefits can be provided which offset environmental impact; and whether these are (a) alternative and (b) cumulative tests.
(15971)
325
Mr Clive Betts (Sheffield, Attercliffe):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will issue further guidance to all planning authorities on the interpretation of minerals planning guidance 3.
(16606)
326
Mr Clive Betts (Sheffield, Attercliffe):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what steps he has taken to satisfy himself whether policy 45 on opencast coal as contained in the draft submission of the North East regional spatial strategy conforms to the alternative tests of environmental acceptability or community benefits as contained in minerals planning guidance 3.
(16607)
327
Mr Clive Betts (Sheffield, Attercliffe):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what steps he has taken to satisfy himself that minerals and planning authorities are applying minerals planning guidance 3 consistently to decisions on applications for surface mining.
(16608)
328
Mr Brian Binley (Northampton South):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, when he expects the Audit Commission to publish the final key lines of enquiry for the corporate assessment of councils under the Comprehensive Performance Assessment process.
(16685)
329
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what assessment he has made of the state of readiness of public utilities to provide service to the planned growth areas in Southern England and the South Midlands.
(16527)
330
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what steps he is taking to improve (a) enforcement of and (b) compliance with the building regulations in relation to energy efficiency.
(16528)
331
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what estimate he has made of the cost of providing homelessness services for adults who have previously been in care in the last year for which figures are available.
(15706)
332
Mr Douglas Carswell (Harwich):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how much funding local authorities in England received from central government during the last financial year for which figures are available.
(16597)
333
Mr Michael Clapham (Barnsley West & Penistone):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, when the Fire and Rescue Services building control performance handbook will next be updated; and what key performance indicators he plans to include.
(15325)
334
Mr Michael Clapham (Barnsley West & Penistone):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what measures are in place to ensure advice from consultants on fire risk assessments under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 is (a) competent, (b) impartial and (c) professional.
(15326)
335
Mr Michael Clapham (Barnsley West & Penistone):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what plans he has to use third party accreditation schemes for fire protection contracts under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005; and if he will make a statement.
(15327)
336
Mr Michael Clapham (Barnsley West & Penistone):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what assessment he has made of recommendations arising from the survey into low-cost residential sprinklers; and over what timescale he expects to implement the recommendations.
(15329)
337
Mr Michael Clapham (Barnsley West & Penistone):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what plans he has to update guidance to fire and rescue services on the operation of electrical equipment on the fire ground.
(15330)
338
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what information he has received on the operation of section 106 planning agreements in London in respect of local authorities receiving payments in lieu of housing developments; and if he will make a statement.
(16205)
339
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what assessment he has made of the likelihood of all council housing meeting the Decent Homes Standard by 2010.
(16478)
340
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what the total floor space area is of buildings (a) owned and (b) leased by (i) his Department and (ii) its agencies.
(16280)
341
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what percentage of (a) London and (b) Kingston and Surbiton residents (i) rent and (ii) own their dwellings.
(16683)
342
Mr Ian Davidson (Glasgow South West):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will list the contractors based in other EU member states that are providing services to his Office.
(15443)
343
Mrs Nadine Dorries (Mid Bedfordshire):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what recent estimate he has made of the number of rough sleepers in the County of Bedfordshire; and if he will make a statement.
(16620)
344
Mrs Nadine Dorries (Mid Bedfordshire):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many acres of undeveloped green belt there have been in (a) the County of Bedfordshire and (b) the parliamentary constituency of Mid-Bedfordshire in each year since 1997.
(16621)
345
Mrs Nadine Dorries (Mid Bedfordshire):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many (a) consultation and (b) advisory documents were sent to parish councils in the parliamentary constituency of Mid-Bedfordshire by his Department in each year since 2000.
(16622)
346
Mrs Nadine Dorries (Mid Bedfordshire):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many people in the parliamentary constituency of Mid-Bedfordshire have been classified as homeless in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement.
(16623)
347
Mrs Nadine Dorries (Mid Bedfordshire):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what steps the Government is taking to ensure empty homes are returned to use; and if he will make a statement.
(16630)
348
Mrs Nadine Dorries (Mid Bedfordshire):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many empty homes there have been in (a) the parliamentary constituency of Mid-Bedfordshire and (b) the County of Bedfordshire in each year since 1997.
(16631)
349
Mrs Nadine Dorries (Mid Bedfordshire):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many (a) telecommunication base stations and (b) mobile phone masts have been located in (i) the parliamentary constituency of Mid-Bedfordshire and (ii) the County of Bedfordshire in each year since 1997.
(16632)
350
N
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, whether it is Government policy to reduce the number of registered social landlords with fewer than 1,000 units in management.
(14709)
351
Mr Eric Forth (Bromley & Chislehurst):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what his Department's policies are with regard to bringing into use vacant domestic properties in England.
(16398)
352
Mr Eric Forth (Bromley & Chislehurst):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many vacant domestic properties there are in England in the (a) public and (b) private sectors.
(16399)
353
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, on what wage data and calculations the area cost adjustments are based.
(15663)
354
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many complaints he has received regarding the operation of the current Local Government Ombudsman.
(16437)
355
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, pursuant to the Answer of 13th June, Official Report, column 124W, on the private finance initiative, what total value of assets and liabilities for each of the listed private finance initiatives and public private partnerships is recorded on the Government Balance Sheet; what proportion of assets and liabilities is listed; what the accounting treatment is for assets and liabilities; and whether it is compatible with (a) generally-accepted accounting practices and (b) international financial reporting standards.
(15955)
356
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many housing schemes approved by local authorities in the most recent year for which figures are available were comprised of (a) 13 housing units, (b) 14 housing units and (c) 15 housing units.
(15760)
357
David Howarth (Cambridge):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, whether his Department's procurement policy includes timber used on and in the construction of departmental building projects; and if he will make a statement.
(15950)
358
David Howarth (Cambridge):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will list the refurbishment projects in his Department that (a) are in progress and (b) will start in the next six months; what action is being taken to ensure that timber for these projects is procured from legal and sustainable sources; and whether guidance will be issued to contractors on each of these projects to ensure that the timber used on site during refurbishment also comes from legal and sustainable sources.
(15951)
359
David Howarth (Cambridge):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what plans his Department has to fund the maintenance of the Central Point of Expertise on Timber.
(15952)
360
David Howarth (Cambridge):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what the total floor space is of buildings (a) owned and (b) leased by (i) his Department and (ii) its agencies.
(15953)
361
David Howarth (Cambridge):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what the annual spending by (a) his Department and (b) its agencies on (i) electricity use and (ii) water and sewerage services has been in each year since 2002-03.
(16123)
362
David Howarth (Cambridge):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what change there has been in road transport vehicle carbon dioxide emissions from his Department against a baseline year of (a) 2003-04 and (b) 2004-05.
(16124)
363
David Howarth (Cambridge):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many video conferencing units are installed in (a) his Department and (b) each agency of the Department; what percentage of offices have these facilities in each case; and what plans there are to increase the number of such units.
(16149)
364
David Howarth (Cambridge):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what percentage of (a) copying paper and (b) paper for printed publications used by his Department in (i) 2003-04 and (ii) 2004-05 was from recycled sources; and how much post-consumer waste this paper contained in each case.
(16150)
365
David Howarth (Cambridge):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will list his Department's sites which are included in the Watermark project.
(16151)
366
David Howarth (Cambridge):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, by what date his Department expects to implement in full the targets set by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to ensure that (a) all copying paper bought by the Department is 100 per cent. recycled with a minimum of 75 per cent. post-consumer waste content and (b) all paper for printed publications brought by the Department is 60 per cent. recycled, of which a minimum is 75 post-consumer waste.
(16152)
367
David Howarth (Cambridge):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what has been identified as the most significant sustainable development impact in relation to operation of the estate of his Department.
(16153)
368
David Howarth (Cambridge):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what (a) work his Department's Green Minister has undertaken in the last three months and (b) meetings his Department's Green Minister has attended in the last 12 months in an official capacity within that role.
(16154)
369
David Howarth (Cambridge):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will list the meetings at which his Department has been represented regarding the delivery of sustainable development across Government as co-ordinated by the Ministerial Sub-committee of Green Ministers.
(16155)
370
David Howarth (Cambridge):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what steps he is taking to assist the delivery of sustainable development within Government.
(16156)
371
David Howarth (Cambridge):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what progress has been made on his Department's Sustainable Development Strategy.
(16157)
372
David Howarth (Cambridge):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what steps have been taken by his Department to review its arrangements for public reporting of its sustainable development impacts.
(16158)
373
David Howarth (Cambridge):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what assessment his Department has made (a) of the environment impact and (b) against sustainable development criteria of the bids made for contracts awarded by his Department; and if he will make a statement.
(16159)
374
David Howarth (Cambridge):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what steps his Department (a) has taken and (b) plans to take to make the private finance initiative process more accountable and transparent in terms of environmental sustainability.
(16160)
375
David Howarth (Cambridge):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what targets he has set for improving energy efficiency; and how he intends to achieve these targets.
(16161)
376
David Howarth (Cambridge):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what proportion of electricity used by buildings in (a) his Department and (b) its agencies came from renewable sources for each year since 2003-04.
(16162)
377
David Howarth (Cambridge):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what reduction there has been in road transport vehicle carbon dioxide emissions from his Department against a baseline year of (a) 2003-04 and (b) 2004-05.
(16163)
378
David Howarth (Cambridge):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what change there was in water consumption by his Department between 2002 and 31st March 2005.
(16164)
379
David Howarth (Cambridge):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, at which non-office sites on his Department's estates he has identified opportunities for significant water savings.
(16165)
380
David Howarth (Cambridge):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will list the Department's main suppliers of (a) copier paper, (b) stationery, (c) envelopes and (d) paper for reports; and what (i) the name of each paper used and (ii) the (A) recycled and (B) post-consumer recycled content of each paper.
(16207)
381
N
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what responsibilities he has to ensure the implementation of Article 217 of the Housing Act 2004.
(14206)
382
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what the residential housing density per hectare has been in (a) London, (b) the South East and (c) England in each of the last 20 years.
(16558)
383
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what estimate his Department has made of future residential housing density per hectare in (a) London, (b) the South East and (c) England; and if he will make a statement.
(16559)
384
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what assessment his Department has made of the optimal housing density for environmental sustainability; and if he will make a statement.
(16560)
385
Ms Sally Keeble (Northampton North):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, when he will publish the consultation on overcrowding standards.
(16011)
386
Susan Kramer (Richmond Park):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many deliberate fires have been recorded in (a) Richmond-upon-Thames borough and (b) the Royal Borough of Kingston-upon-Thames since 2000.
(15843)
387
Susan Kramer (Richmond Park):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many fire-related deaths have occurred in dwellings in (a) Richmond-upon-Thames borough and the (b) the Royal Borough of Kingston-upon-Thames since 2000.
(15844)
388
Susan Kramer (Richmond Park):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many people have been employed in the fire services in England since 2000, broken down by (a) ethnicity and (b) gender; and if he will make a statement.
(15852)
389
Susan Kramer (Richmond Park):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what legal requirements private landlords have to meet in relation to (a) electrical safety, (b) hygiene levels and (c) structural soundness of the property they are letting; and what mechanisms are in place to monitor and enforce these.
(15861)
390
Susan Kramer (Richmond Park):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many people he estimates will be eligible for his Department's extended home ownership programme in each London borough; and if he will make a statement.
(15862)
391
Susan Kramer (Richmond Park):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many affordable homes have been (a) started and (b) completed in the last five years in each London borough.
(15863)
392
Susan Kramer (Richmond Park):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what the average monthly rent for (a) a room in a shared house, (b) a one bedroom dwelling, (c) a two bedroom dwelling and (d) a three bedroom dwelling in each London borough was in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(15866)
393
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will make a statement on the cost of the proposed regionalisation of fire control.
(16166)
394
Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, when he intends to complete the merger of regional planning and housing boards; and if he will make a statement.
(16105)
395
Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many homes have been built as co-operative dwellings in (a) England and (b) Greater London in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement.
(16106)
396
Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many local authority homes were under tenant management in (a) England and (b) Greater London in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement.
(16107)
397
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will list the railway stations and premises which are covered by the Fire Precautions (Sub-Surface Railway Stations) Regulations 1989.
(16339)
398
Mr Pat McFadden (Wolverhampton South East):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how much has been spent by his Department on regeneration projects in (a) the City of Wolverhampton and (b) constituency of Wolverhampton South East since 1997.
(15095)
399
Shona McIsaac (Cleethorpes):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many applications for the abolition of (a) parish councils and (b) town councils he has received from district and unitary authorities in each of the past 10 years; and how many he has granted.
(15274)
400
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will ensure that notice is given to the honourable Member for Thurrock of the day that the Order making the Thurrock Urban Development Corporation the local planning authority for strategic development is to be laid before Parliament should this occur during the summer adjournment.
(15392)
401
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, pursuant to the Answer of 20th July to Questions 12498-501 and 12507, what office space area has been sought to accommodate the Thurrock Development Corporation Offices; if he will list vacant offices that were investigated as possible accommodation prior to the selection of Gateway House, Purfleet; and if he will make a statement.
(15700)
402
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, pursuant to the Answer of 20th July to Questions 12498, 12499, 12500, 12501 and 12507, where the strategic plans referred to in the reply are available for inspection; when they were made available; and if he will make a statement.
(15701)
403
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, pursuant to the Answer of 20th July to questions 12498-501 and 12507, on what date the interviewing and selection procedure for the appointment of the Corporation's Chief Executive was completed; on what date the offer of appointment was made to the Chief Executive; and if he will make a statement.
(15702)
404
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, pursuant to the Answer of 20th July to questions 12498-501 and 12507, which (a) local and (b) regional partners have been involved in the preparation of a broad programme of capital interventions; what is meant by this term; and if he will make a statement.
(15703)
405
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, pursuant to the Answer of 20th July to questions 12498-501 and 12507, when he expects the Corporation's second capital project to be announced; and if he will make a statement.
(15704)
406
Mr Andrew Pelling (Croydon Central):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what steps he is taking in response to the Audit Commission's recent inspection report on the South London Family Housing Association; and in what circumstances funding for the Association may be suspended.
(15538)
407
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will make a statement on his plans for reform of fire services in the (a) Hemel Hempstead constituency and (b) South West Hertfordshire constituency.
(16714)
408
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St Edmunds):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what targets his Department has set with respect to new levels of house building within (a) the Bury St Edmunds constituency and (b) the East of England.
(15103)
409
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St Edmunds):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what the surplus or deficit was of the local government pension scheme for (a) Suffolk County Council and (b) each local authority area within Suffolk in each of the last eight years.
(15128)
410
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St Edmunds):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many empty properties there have been in each local authority area in Suffolk for each of the last four years.
(15131)
411
Alan Simpson (Nottingham South):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, pursuant to the oral Answer from the Prime Minister to the honourable Member for North West Leicestershire of 29th June, Official Report, columns 1295-6, what methodology was used to calculate the figure of £6.5 billion levered into the housing sector via stock transfers.
(15140)
412
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, when the Government expects to publish its review of planning regulations for mobile phone masts.
(15204)
413
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what the (a) expenditure and (b) administration costs of each Government Office for the Regions were in each year since their creation; and what the estimated figure for 2005-06 is.
(15205)
414
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what representations the Government has received from companies holding 3G telecommunications licences relating to planning regulations for mobile phone masts.
(15206)
415
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what the average (a) band D council tax bill and (b) council tax per dwelling was in (i) England, (ii) Solihull and (iii) Birmingham in each year since the establishment of council tax.
(15207)
416
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how much revenue was raised from council tax in (a) England, (b) Wales and (c) Scotland in (i) 1997-98 and (ii) 2004-05; and what the projected level is for 2005-06.
(15219)
417
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what the real terms percentage change in average band D council tax in England has been in each year since the introduction of council tax.
(15222)
418
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what the timetable is for the implementation of the Housing Act 2004.
(15223)
419
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what the timetable is for the implementation of the Barker Report.
(15225)
420
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what proportion of invoices were paid on time by his Department in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(15226)
421
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what percentage of the top five per cent. highest paid salaried employees within his Department are women.
(15227)
422
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what percentage of the top five per cent. highest paid salaried employees within his Department are from black and minority ethnic communities.
(15228)
423
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many working days were lost due to sickness absence in his Department in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(15229)
424
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what the percentage of disabled employees in his Department is.
(15230)
425
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what percentage of his Department's buildings are accessible to disabled people.
(15231)
426
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what proportion of invoices were paid on time by the Audit Commission in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(15232)
427
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what percentage of the top five per cent. highest paid salaried employees within the Audit Commission are women.
(15233)
428
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what percentage of the top five per cent. highest paid salaried employees within the Audit Commission are from black and minority ethnic communities.
(15234)
429
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many working days were lost due to sickness absence in the Audit Commission in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(15235)
430
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what the percentage of disabled employees is in the Audit Commission.
(15236)
431
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what percentage of the Audit Commission's buildings are accessible to disabled people.
(15237)
432
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how much land within 1997-designated green belt in each region changed to developed use in each year since 1997.
(15238)
433
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will list the locations of each development on green belt land for which he or his predecessors have (a) refused and (b) given planning permission since 1st May 1997.
(15239)
434
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what planning guidance and publications the Government has published since May 1997 that relate to the development of traveller sites on (a) green field and (b) Green Belt sites.
(15240)
435
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, when the Government expects to publish its conclusions on the consultation on the Code of Conduct for local government employees and restrictions on political activities.
(15241)
436
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what the average (a) house price value and (b) cost to the purchaser was after the discount of a Right-to-Buy council property in England in (i) 1997 and (ii) the latest available year for which figures are available.
(15242)
437
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what definition his Department uses of the term core cities.
(15244)
438
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how much money was allocated for Planning Development Grant in each year since its introduction; and what the estimated budget is for (a) 2005-06, (b) 2006-07 and (c) 2007-08.
(15245)
439
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many requests his Department has received to date for information under the environmental information regulations.
(15246)
440
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many written Parliamentary Questions tabled in this session to him for which the date for answer has passed have not yet been answered.
(15247)
441
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what assessment the Government has made of the effect of the council tax revaluation on average council tax bills in London.
(15248)
442
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what assessment the Government has made of the effect of the council tax revaluation on the revenues to be raised from the additional levy to be charged on London council tax bills to fund the Olympics.
(15249)
443
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how much public funding each regional assembly has received in each year since their creation; and what the estimated levels for 2005-06 are.
(15250)
444
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what powers the West Midlands Regional Assembly has to amend, delete or review (a) Green Belt designation, (b) areas of outstanding natural beauty designation and (c) Site of Special Scientific Interest designation.
(15251)
445
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what the role of the West Midlands Regional Assembly is with regards to waste and incineration policy.
(15252)
446
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, pursuant to the Answer of 18th July, Official Report, columns 1447-1448W, on regional chambers, if he will place in the Library copies of the annual audited accounts of each regional chamber for the most recent available year.
(15545)
447
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will call in for public inquiry any planning application to reactivate Canvey Island liquid natural gas importation facility.
(15621)
448
Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what assessment his Department has made of the impact of the WarnTone system on response times for emergency vehicles.
(16854)
449
Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how much money has been allocated to improving heating and insulation standards in social housing in each year since 2000, broken down by expenditure incurred by (a) local authorities and (b) registered social landlords; and what these figures are as a percentage of all social landlord expenditure on remedial work to the housing stock.
(15723)
450
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many fire-related deaths there have been in dwellings in each London (a) constituency and (b) borough in each year since 2000.
(15358)
451
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what the cost of Standards Board investigations in each London borough was in each year since 1999.
(15436)
452
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many cases were reported to the Standards Board for England in each year since 1999 by each London borough.
(15437)
453
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many complaints the Local Government Ombudsman has received about each London borough in each year since 1997.
(15567)
454
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many publications his Department has produced in each year since 1997.
(15572)
455
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what assessment he has made of the value for money of his Department's website; and if he will make a statement.
(15573)
456
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how much his Department has spent on its website in each year since 2001; and what estimate he has made of the number of visits to the site.
(15574)
457
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many dwellings have been built (a) by local authorities, (b) by housing associations and (c) in total in each year since 1990, broken down by number of bedrooms.
(15581)
458
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many dwellings have been built as a result of section 106 agreements between local authorities and property developers in each year since 1990.
(15582)
459
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will establish further Working Future pilot schemes to assist homeless people into employment, with particular reference to London.
(15831)
460
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what percentage of homes built for key workers have been sold to key workers, broken down by region.
(15837)
461
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what recent estimate he has made of the amount raised per year by licensing fees for homes in multiple occupation.
(15838)
462
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many homeless (a) 16 year olds and (b) 17 year olds have been placed in bed and breakfast accommodation in each London borough in each year since 1997.
(15949)
463
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what websites come under his Department's responsibility.
(16005)
464
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, pursuant to the Answer of 5th July, Official Report, column 315W, on local government finance, what the recommended levels of cash reserves were for each London borough from the district auditor.
(16341)
465
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what steps his Department will take to ensure that the forthcoming guidance notes accompanying PPS6 will ensure competition and choice for consumers in the supermarket sector.
(15891)
466
Mr Charles Walker (Broxbourne):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will list the payments made to Hertfordshire from the Supporting People programme in each financial year since 1997; what payments he expects will be made in (a) 2005-06, (b) 2006-07 and (c) 2007-08; and if he will make a statement.
(15034)
467
Dr Tony Wright (Cannock Chase):To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what plans there are to extend the national coalfield housing agenda to include former National Coal Board housing estates in areas of high housing demand.
(15062)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Education and Skills
468
Mr John Baron (Billericay):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what recent assessment she has made of the demand for adult community learning.
(16723)
469
N
Mr John Baron (Billericay):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what steps she is taking to ensure that the requirement for adult learning in Essex is met.
(16724)
470
Mr John Baron (Billericay):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will make a statement on funding for adult community learning in (a) 2005-06 and (b) 2006-07.
(16851)
471
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what evidence she has collated of whether there has been a failure of the Learning and Skills Council to pay agreed national rates under the 2004-05 apprenticeships contract; and if she will make a statement.
(16523)
472
N
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, when she expects to publish the manifesto for Education Outside the Classroom.
(14180)
473
N
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assessment she has made of the number of foster carers needed to provide placement choice for children; and if she will make a statement.
(15015)
474
N
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assessment she has made of adequacy of funding for (a) allowances, (b) fees, (c) training and (d) management and support costs for foster carers; and if she will make a statement.
(15016)
475
N
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will take steps to enable foster carers who make themselves available throughout the year to care for children to be paid fees for 52 weeks of the year.
(15200)
476
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will allocate increased funds for foster care services.
(15202)
477
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what recent funding changes have been made affecting the Prince's Trust Team Programme; and if she will make a statement.
(15414)
478
N
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many educational pyschologists she expects will qualify during the 2006-07 academic year.
(15560)
479
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what estimate she has made of the annual cost of looking after the children of adults who have themselves previously been in care in 2004-05.
(15935)
480
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many pupils with special educational needs live more than three miles away from the (a) primary, (b) secondary and (c) special school that they attend; and if she will make a statement.
(15999)
481
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many and what percentage of schools hold annual sports day; and if she will make a statement.
(16000)
482
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many and what percentage of schools have no grassed play areas in (a) England, (b) each region and (c) each local education authority.
(16001)
483
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many and what percentage of schools offer lessons in (a) tennis, (b) swimming, (c) cricket, (d) rugby, (e) football, (f) netball and (g) lacrosse in (i) England, (ii) each region and (iii) each local education authority.
(16002)
484
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many secondary school teachers have left the profession before completing five years of teaching (a) in total and (b) broken down by subject since 21st December 2004.
(16003)
485
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what estimate she has made of the number of economically inactive adults without a level 2 qualification; and if she will make a statement.
(16039)
486
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what percentage of school (a) buildings and (b) sports fields was used during the school holidays in (a) England, (b) each region and (c) each local authority in 2004-05.
(16040)
487
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many days were lost due to sickness among (a) teachers and (b) head teachers at (i) primary and (ii) secondary schools in each of the last five years for which figures are available.
(16042)
488
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what percentage of paper for printed publications used by the Department in (a) 2003-04 and (b) 2004-05 was from recycled sources; how much post-consumer waste this paper contained; and if she will make a statement.
(16043)
489
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will offer trainee teachers in the post-16 sector bursaries commensurate with those available to prospective school teachers; and if she will make a statement.
(16046)
490
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assessment is made (a) of the environmental impact and (b) against sustainable development criteria of the bids made for contracts awarded by her Department; and if she will make a statement.
(16127)
491
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what steps she is taking to ensure that private finance initiative projects for which her Department is responsible create the minimum of environmental damage.
(16128)
492
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assessment her Department has made of (a) the sustainability and environmental impacts of private finance initiative (PFI) projects for which it is responsible and (b) the effectiveness of the PFI process as used by her Department to deliver environmentally sustainable projects.
(16129)
493
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what plans she has to make those private finance initiative contracts for which her Department is responsible more accountable and transparent in terms of environmental sustainability.
(16130)
494
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many video conferencing units are installed in (a) her Department and (b) each agency of her Department; what percentage of offices have these facilities in each case; and what plans there are increase the number of such units.
(16265)
495
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what percentage of (a) copying paper and (b) paper for printed publications used by her Department in (i) 2003-04 and (ii) 2004-05 was from recycled sources; and how much post-consumer waste this paper contained.
(16266)
496
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what measures she has put in place to ensure that her Department meets the targets set by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to ensure that (a) all copying paper brought by the Department is 100 per cent. recycled with a minimum of 75 per cent. post-consumer waste content and (b) all paper for printed publications brought by the Department is 60 per cent. recycled with a minimum of 75 per cent. post-consumer waste; and by what date she expects to meet each target.
(16267)
497
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, whether her Department has joined the Watermark project.
(16268)
498
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list the Department's main suppliers of (a) copier paper, (b) stationery, (c) envelopes and (d) paper for reports; and what (i) the name of each paper used and (ii) the (A) recycled and (B) post-consumer recycled content of each paper is.
(16269)
499
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what have been identified as the most significant sustainable development impacts in relation to operation of her Department's estate.
(16270)
500
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what parts of her Department's estate will not be covered by the commitments set out in the Framework for Sustainable Development on the Government Estate.
(16271)
501
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what (a) work her Department's Green Minister has undertaken in the last three months and (b) meetings that Minister has attended in the last 12 months in an official capacity in that role.
(16272)
502
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list the meetings at which her Department has been represented regarding the delivery of sustainable development across Government as co-ordinated by the Ministerial Sub-committee of Green Ministers.
(16273)
503
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what progress has been made on her Department's Sustainable Development Strategy.
(16274)
504
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what recent steps have been taken by her Department to review its arrangements for public reporting of its sustainable development impacts.
(16275)
505
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what arrangements her Department has in place to report publicly on its key sustainable development impacts.
(16276)
506
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, whether her Department's procurement policy includes timer used on and in the construction of departmental building projects; and if she will make a statement.
(16277)
507
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list the refurbishment projects in her Department that (a) are in progress and (b) will start in the next six months; what action is being taken to ensure that timber for those projects will be procured from legal and sustainable sources; and whether guidance will be issued to contractors on each of these projects to ensure that the timber used on site during refurbishment also comes from legal and sustainable sources.
(16278)
508
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what plans her Department has to fund the maintenance of the Central Point of Expertise on Timber.
(16279)
509
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what discussions she has had with the Teacher Training Agency on the role of voice training in the training of teachers; and if she will make a statement.
(16311)
510
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assessment she has made of the role of voice training in the training of teachers; and if she will make a statement.
(16312)
511
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what estimate she has made of the percentage of university students who undertook work exprience and internships as part of their coursework in each of the last three school years.
(16679)
512
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what estimate she has made of the percentage of university students who studied abroad for a proportion of their higher education in each year since 1990.
(16680)
513
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what percentage of first year students at university in (a) London and (b) England were from black and minority ethnic communities in each of the last five school years.
(16687)
514
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what estimate she has made of the number of teachers suffering from (a) stress and (b) other mental health problems in each year since 1997, broken down by (i) age and (ii) local authority area.
(16688)
515
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what support is available for teachers suffering from (a) stress and (b) other mental health problems.
(16689)
516
Mrs Nadine Dorries (Mid Bedfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what steps the Government is taking to encourage and promote the use of synthetic phonics teaching for primary school children; and if she will make a statement.
(16539)
517
Mrs Nadine Dorries (Mid Bedfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many examiners and moderators employed to mark GCSE, AS, and A Level examination papers in 2005 were not current teachers or former teachers; and if she will make a statement.
(16540)
518
Mrs Nadine Dorries (Mid Bedfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many truancy sweeps have taken place within the Bedfordshire Local Education Authority in each year since 1999; how many children were stopped in that period; how many children stopped did not have a valid reason for absence; how many hours of police time were spent on such sweeps; and if she will make a statement.
(16541)
519
Mrs Nadine Dorries (Mid Bedfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many appeals have been made against the allocation of school places in Bedfordshire Local Education Authority in each year since 1997; and how many were upheld in each year.
(16617)
520
Mrs Nadine Dorries (Mid Bedfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assistance her Department is (a) giving and (b) plans to give during the next 12 months to schools in Bedfordshire Local Education Authority to combat disruptive behaviour in the classroom; and if she will make a statement.
(16618)
521
Mrs Nadine Dorries (Mid Bedfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many people have left school at 16 years of age in (a) the parliamentary constituency of Mid-Bedfordshire and (b) Bedfordshire Local Education Authority with less than the equivalent of five GCSEs A-C Grade, in each year since 1997.
(16619)
522
Mrs Nadine Dorries (Mid Bedfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will make a statement on special needs education provided in Bedfordshire.
(16629)
523
Clive Efford (Eltham):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what her estimate is of per capita funding for 16 to 18 year olds (a) in colleges and (b) in schools over the next 10 years; and if she will make a statement.
(15276)
524
Clive Efford (Eltham):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what steps she is taking to assist recruitment and retention in further education colleges.
(15277)
525
Clive Efford (Eltham):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assessment she has made of the effect of differential rates of pay between further education colleges' staff and school sixth form colleges on recruitment and retention in each over the last five years.
(15278)
526
Clive Efford (Eltham):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will make a statement on her policy on further education colleges charging employers for training staff in NVQ Level 1 and Level 2.
(15279)
527
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many (a) state secondary schools and (b) city academies offer the International Baccalaureate.
(15338)
528
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what steps she is taking to encourage recruitment into the childcare sector; and if she will make a statement.
(15672)
529
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what steps the Government is taking to widen the availability of the International Baccalaureate in the state sector.
(15705)
530
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what proportion of A-level examiners are drawn from the university sector.
(15781)
531
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what plans she has to introduce an A-star grade for the A-level qualification.
(15782)
532
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the drop out rate was amongst (a) newly qualified teachers and (b) teachers within the Teach First scheme in the last period for which figures are available.
(15783)
533
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what estimate her Department has made of the proportion of pupils in schools outside school sport partnerships who participate in at least two hours of PE and sport per week.
(16420)
534
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many teachers at schools in England have Qualified Teacher Status gained in Wales.
(16421)
535
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what proportion of current teachers were born on or after 1st September 1979.
(16422)
536
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many entry-level vacancies for newly qualified teachers there were in schools in England in 2003-04.
(16423)
537
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many candidates were awarded degrees of Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science with Qualified Teacher Status in the last year for which figures are available.
(16424)
538
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many candidates were awarded a degree of Bachelor of Education in the last year for which figures are available.
(16425)
539
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many newly-qualified teachers failed their assessment at the end of their induction year in 2003-04.
(16426)
540
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many school centred initial teacher training programmes lead to a PGCE qualification; and if she will make a statement.
(16427)
541
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many consortia of schools offered school centred initial teacher training in the last year for which figures are available.
(16428)
542
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many teachers qualified under the Overseas Trained Teacher Programme in the last year for which figures are available.
(16429)
543
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what costs were incurred in transforming the Teacher Training Agency into the Training and Development Agency for Schools.
(16430)
544
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many teachers qualified under (a) Graduate Teacher Programme and (b) Registered Teacher Programme in the last year for which figures are available.
(16431)
545
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many previously unqualified teachers qualified under the Qualified Teacher Status only option administered by the universities of Gloucestershire and Wolverhampton in the last year for which figures are available.
(16432)
546
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many candidates completed a Post-graduate Certificate of Education in the last year for which figures are available.
(16433)
547
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 18th July, Official Report, column 1407W, on primary schools language tuition, whether extra-curricular provision of language learning is included within the figure provided.
(16434)
548
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 18th July, Official Report, column 1407W, on primary schools language tuition, what estimate her Department has made of the proportion of primary schools which offer within their curriculum more than 20 minutes teaching a week in a modern language.
(16435)
549
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 18th July, Official Report, column 1407W, on primary schools language tuition, what proportion of primary schools taught (a) French, (b) Spanish, (c) German, (d) Italian and (e) other languages in 2002-03.
(16438)
550
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 18th July, Official Report, column 1399W, on Key Stage 2 spelling, if she will revise marking guidelines for Key Stage 2 English tests to ensure that spelling is taken into account in the longer and shorter writing tasks.
(16439)
551
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what proportion of 11 to 19 year olds (a) engaged in more than two hours of sporting activity per week, (b) had access to youth groups and (c) were involved in volunteering in each year since 1995.
(16441)
552
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, whether the opportunity card proposed in the Youth Matters Green Paper will be connected to the National Identity Register proposed in the Identity Cards Bill.
(16442)
553
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will make a statement on the future of the Connexions card in the light of the entitlement card proposed in the Youth Matters Green Paper.
(16443)
554
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list the companies that have expressed an interest in working with the Government to develop the entitlement card scheme proposed in the Youth Matters Green Paper.
(16444)
555
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list the existing youth cards schemes that will be brought together within the entitlement card scheme proposed in the Youth Matters Green Paper.
(16445)
556
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what her estimate is of the cost to business of installing equipment necessary to read the information stored on the entitlement card proposed in the Youth Matters Green Paper.
(16446)
557
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what data she intends will be stored on the entitlement card proposed in the Youth Matters Green Paper.
(16447)
558
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what guidance is issued by her Department to head teachers on the development of school rules.
(16448)
559
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what guidance is issued by her Department to school governors on the development of (a) attendance, (b) uniform and (c) behaviour policies.
(16449)
560
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what guidance is issued by her Department to schools on the imposition of detentions.
(16450)
561
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what her estimate is of the number of detentions imposed in schools in 2003-04.
(16451)
562
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will review the statutory requirement under section 5 of the Education Act 1997 that parents be given 24 hours' notice of a detention.
(16452)
563
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list the strategies recommended for use by children in recognising words within the Playing with Sounds programme.
(16453)
564
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, when children are taught the long vowels in the Playing with Sounds programme.
(16454)
565
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how the phonics pilot scheme announced on 26th July differs from the phonics content of the National Primary Strategy.
(16455)
566
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, why the Playing with Sounds programme was adopted in the phonics pilot scheme announced on 26th July.
(16456)
567
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list the 200 schools in the phonics pilot scheme; and how those schools were selected.
(16457)
568
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what training in phonics teaching will be given to the teachers and teaching assistants in the 200 schools in the phonics pilot scheme announced on 26th July.
(16458)
569
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 9th June, Official Report, columns 1076-7W, on private finance projects, what total value of assets and liabilities for each of the listed private finance initiatives and public private partnerships is recorded on the Government Balance Sheet; what proportion of assets and liabilities is listed; what the accounting treatment is for assets and liabilities; and whether it is compatible with (a) generally-accepted accounting practices and (b) international financial reporting standards.
(15965)
570
Stephen Hammond (Wimbledon):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many (a) GCSE and (b) A level students took (i) chemistry, (ii) physics and (iii) biology in the last year for which figures are available; and what the figures were (A) five, (B) 10, (C) 15 and (D) 20 years ago.
(16664)
571
Stephen Hammond (Wimbledon):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assessment she has made of the outcome of the pilot project carried out by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority introducing Twenty-First Century Science and Science for the Citizen; and how much the project cost.
(16665)
572
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will assess the effect of the proposed redundancies on each office of the Learning and Skills Council in (a) Hampshire and (b) the Isle of Wight.
(16503)
573
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many classroom assistants there are in each London borough.
(16223)
574
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many teachers there are in each London borough.
(16329)
575
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many personal, social, health and citizenship education advisors there are in each London borough.
(16330)
576
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will make a statement on the levels of funding for (a) primary, (b) secondary, (c) further and (d) higher education in Forest of Dean.
(15814)
577
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assessment she has made of the length of time needed for headteachers to complete their staffing structure reviews.
(16013)
578
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assistance and advice is available to headteachers to complete their staffing structure reviews.
(16014)
579
N
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what joint assessment her Department has made with the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister of the number of additional skilled workers who will be required to deliver the house building targets in each of the sustainable communities growth areas.
(15175)
580
Mr Jimmy Hood (Lanark and Hamilton East):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what research her Department has commissioned into employment rates of graduates; and if she will make a statement.
(15498)
581
Mr Jimmy Hood (Lanark and Hamilton East):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what percentage of (a) graduates and (b) graduates from ethnic minorities were employed within (i) six months, (ii) one year and (iii) two years of leaving university in each year from 2001 to 2005; and if she will make a statement.
(15499)
582
Mr Jimmy Hood (Lanark and Hamilton East):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what research her Department has commissioned into public attitudes towards (a) vocational and (b) academic education; and if she will make a statement.
(15500)
583
Mr Jimmy Hood (Lanark and Hamilton East):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what research her Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the (i) role and (ii) effectiveness of sector skills councils; and if she will make a statement.
(15501)
584
Mr Jimmy Hood (Lanark and Hamilton East):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what plans she has to extend existing vocational education schemes; what plans she has to implement new strategies to deliver the necessary skills to meet employers' demands; and if she will make a statement.
(15502)
585
Mr Jimmy Hood (Lanark and Hamilton East):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assessment the Department has made of the impact of (a) graduate apprenticeships, (b) vocational certificates of education and (c) vocational GCSEs on (i) the workforce, (ii) employers and (iii) the economy since 1997; and if she will make a statement.
(15503)
586
Mr Jimmy Hood (Lanark and Hamilton East):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assessment she has made of the new citizenship curriculum for 11 to 16 year olds; what impact it has had on pupils since its introduction; and if she will make a statement.
(16531)
587
Mr Jimmy Hood (Lanark and Hamilton East):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assessment her Department has made of the impact academies have had on (a) pupils, (b) teachers and (c) local communities; and if she will make a statement.
(16532)
588
Mr Jimmy Hood (Lanark and Hamilton East):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many academies are expected to be opened in England in the next two years; and if she will make a statement.
(16533)
589
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list by local education authority the amount of money provided per pupil for each year since 1997; and if she will make a statement.
(16548)
590
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what plans her Department has to ensure the curriculum development in core GCSE subjects keeps pace with the projected skills demand of UK businesses.
(16556)
591
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what recent assessment her Department has made of where the UK has skills shortages; and what steps it has taken to rectify such shortages.
(16557)
592
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what proportion of (a) revenue and (b) capital funding for (i) maintained schools, (ii) maintained faith schools and (iii) academies came from public sources in (A) 2004-05 and (B) 2005-06.
(16393)
593
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will make a statement on recent progress in developing and implementing a value-added methodology for measuring school and pupil performance which takes account of factors other than prior attainment.
(16856)
594
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what percentage of pupils with special educational needs (a) with statements and (b) without statements were taught in each category of school, including faith schools, in each of the last five years.
(16859)
595
Susan Kramer (Richmond Park):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many pupils aged 16 to 18 have been educated in (a) further education colleges and (b) sixth forms in schools, in England since 2000, broken down by local authority.
(15877)
596
Susan Kramer (Richmond Park):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the per capita pupil funding in (a) primary schools and (b) secondary schools was in each London borough, in the last year for which figures are available; and if she will make a statement.
(15878)
597
Susan Kramer (Richmond Park):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many pupils were eligible for free school meals in (a) primary schools and (b) secondary schools in each London borough in the last period for which figures are available.
(15879)
598
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much funding has been allocated to special needs provision in Milton Keynes in each of the last five years.
(15039)
599
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assessment her Department has made of whether there is a link between pupils who move school often and social and economic deprivation.
(15053)
600
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the average cost to those people who have to contribute to the study of a musical instrument at school is.
(15996)
601
Edward Miliband (Doncaster North):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many youth clubs were available in (a) England, (b) South Yorkshire and (c) Doncaster North in each of the last 10 years.
(15064)
602
Edward Miliband (Doncaster North):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much public funding was available for youth services in (a) England, (b) South Yorkshire and (c) Doncaster North in each of the last 10 years.
(15067)
603
Mr Andrew Pelling (Croydon Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many black students were excluded from school in each academic year since 1997-98.
(15542)
604
Mr Andrew Pelling (Croydon Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will make a statement on the main achievements of the London Skills Partnership.
(16405)
605
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list the languages taught at GCSE level or equivalent; and how many students sat a GCSE in each in 2004-05.
(16076)
606
Angus Robertson (Moray):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many meetings of the (a) EU Contact Committee for implementation of the Television without Frontiers Directive, (b) EU Committee for the implementation of the training programme for professionals in the European audiovisual programme industry and of the programme to encourage the development, distribution and promotion of European audiovisual works (MEDIA II) and (c) EU Committee for the implementation of the programme establishing a single financing and programming instrument for cultural co-operation (Culture 2000) are planned for the UK presidency of the EU; who will be presiding over each meeting; which other UK representatives will be present; what provision is in place for representation of the devolved governments; and if she will make a statement.
(16461)
607
Paul Rowen (Rochdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what schemes have so far been approved for the voluntary aided sector under the Building Schools for the Future scheme; and what the total value of these schemes is.
(15289)
608
Paul Rowen (Rochdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many head teachers and senior teachers have completed the National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH) programme; how many middle leaders have completed Leading from the Middle; and how many applicants have failed to complete either NPQH or Leading from the Middle programmes in each of the last five years.
(15290)
609
Paul Rowen (Rochdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what her plans are for replacing the Leadership Incentive Grant when it finishes next year.
(15291)
610
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St Edmunds):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the average class size in (a) primary, (b) middle and (c) upper schools in Bury St Edmunds constituency has been in each year since 1997.
(15121)
611
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what steps her Department is taking to use the hosting of the 2012 Olympic Games to encourage school children in London to take up sport; and if she will make a statement.
(15571)
612
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assessment she has made of the requirement for school building repairs in each London borough; and what the costs are estimated to be in each case.
(15670)
613
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assessment she has made of the impact on education of overcrowding in housing in England; and if she will make a statement.
(15821)
614
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, whether she has allocated resources to schools to tackle the prevalence of head lice amongst pupils; and if she will make a statement.
(15829)
615
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list the websites that come under her Department's responsibility; what the cost was of each in the last year for which figures are available; and how many visitors there were to each site in that year.
(15898)
616
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what estimate she has made of the number of cases of bullying in secondary schools in each London borough in each year since 2001.
(16004)
617
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many teachers were dismissed for having sexual relations with pupils in London in each year since 1997.
(16019)
618
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what representations the Government has received from schools seeking its support in how to deal with bullying.
(15513)
619
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what statistics the Government (a) collects and (b) is planning to collect on children affected by bereavement.
(16572)
620
Stephen Williams (Bristol West):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what professional in-service training sessions her Department is providing to teachers and headteachers (a) to enable them to challenge homophobic bullying in schools and (b) to improve the academic attainment and truancy rates of gay and lesbian pupils.
(16342)
621
Mr Michael Wills (North Swindon):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what percentage of children eligible for free school meals did not take up their entitlement in the last period for which figures are available, broken down by local education authority.
(16584)
622
Mr Michael Wills (North Swindon):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many A and A* grades at GCSE were achieved in each year from 1997, broken down by (a) type of school and (b) gender.
(16721)
623
Mr Michael Wills (North Swindon):To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many A and A* grades at GCSE were achieved in schools serving the 2,000 most deprived wards in the country in each year from 1997.
(16722)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
624
Adam Afriyie (Windsor):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many people are employed in the Environment Agency's customer service team; and what the (a) employment and (b) other costs have been to date.
(15170)
625
Adam Afriyie (Windsor):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the media budget of (a) the Environment Agency and (b) Environment Agency retail is in 2005-06; and if she will make a statement.
(15171)
626
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much has been spent on tackling fuel poverty in England and Wales in each year since 1997.
(15134)
627
Mr Ian Austin (Dudley North):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the effects of increased acidity on ocean chemistry and biology.
(15374)
628
Mr Ian Austin (Dudley North):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to ensure that strains of avian influenza do not enter the UK chicken population.
(15375)
629
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she has taken to provide a description of the Department's estate, including (a) executive agencies, (b) staff numbers, (c) buildings and (d) any land managed.
(15673)
630
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what parts of her Department's estate will not be covered by the commitments set out in the Framework for Sustainable Development on the Government Estate.
(15674)
631
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what work her Department's Green Minister has undertaken in the last three months.
(15675)
632
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what meetings her Department's Green Minister has attended in the last 12 months in that capacity.
(15676)
633
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will list the meetings at which her Department has been represented about the delivery of sustainable development across government as co-ordinated by the Ministerial Sub-committee of Green Ministers.
(15677)
634
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to provide the delivery of sustainable development within government; and what progress has been made on her Department's Sustainable Development Strategy.
(15678)
635
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what she has identified as the most significant sustainable development impacts in relation to the operation of her Department's estate; and what steps have been taken to review arrangements for public reporting of such impacts.
(15679)
636
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what arrangements her Department has in place to report publicly on its key sustainable development impacts.
(15680)
637
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on the Hartlepool-based ghost ships.
(15682)
638
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she expects authorisation to be given for a start to be made on a flood defence scheme for the Cliffe Cell in Lewes.
(15695)
639
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether her Department's procurement policy includes timber used on and in the construction of departmental building projects; and if she will make a statement.
(15726)
640
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will list her Department's refurbishment projects that (a) are in progress and (b) will start in the next six months; what action is being taken to ensure that these will procure timber from legal and sustainable sources; and if she will issue guidance to contractors on each of these projects to ensure that the timber used on site during refurbishment also comes from legal and sustainable sources.
(15727)
641
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans her Department has to fund the maintenance of the central point of expertise on timber.
(15728)
642
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on what action relating to sustainable development is (a) required and (b) undertaken by her Department's (i) executive agencies, (ii) advisory non-departmental bodies, (iii) executive non-departmental bodies, (iv) tribunals, (v) public corporations and (vi) other bodies.
(15730)
643
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment is made (a) of the environmental impact and (b) against sustainable development criteria of the bids made for contracts awarded by her Department; who makes such assessments; and whether such assessments are published.
(15731)
644
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what targets she has set on improving energy efficiency; and how she intends to achieve these targets.
(15847)
645
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what proportion of electricity used by buildings in (a) her Department and (b) its agencies came from renewable sources in each year since 1997.
(15848)
646
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the annual spending by (a) her Department and (b) its agencies was on (i) electricity and (ii) on water and sewerage services in each year since 1997.
(15849)
647
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what change there has been in water consumption by her Department between 2002 and 31st March 2005.
(15850)
648
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, at which non-office sites on her Department's estate she has identified opportunities for significant water savings.
(15851)
649
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many video conferencing units are installed in her Department and in each agency of the Department; what percentage of offices have these facilities in each case; and what plans there are to increase the number.
(15853)
650
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what percentage of copying paper used by her Department in (a) 2003-04 and (b) 2004-05 was from recycled sources; and how much post-consumer waste this paper contained.
(15854)
651
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what percentage of paper for printed publications used by the Department in 2003-04 and 2004-05 was from recycled sources; and how much post-consumer waste this paper contained.
(15855)
652
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what measures she has put in place to ensure that her Department meets the targets to ensure that all copying paper brought by the Department is 100 per cent. recycled with a minimum of 75 per cent. post-consumer waste content.
(15856)
653
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what measures she has put in place to ensure that her Department meets the targets set by the Department to ensure that all paper for printed publications brought by the Department is 60 per cent. recycled, of which a minimum is 75 per cent. post-consumer waste.
(15857)
654
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether her Department has joined the Watermark project.
(15858)
655
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, by what date her Department expects to implement in full the quick win targets to ensure that (a) all copying paper brought by the Department is 100 per cent. recylced with a minimum of 75 per cent. post-consumer waste content and (b) all paper for printed publications brought by the Department is 60 per cent. recycled, of which a minimum is 75 per cent. post-consumer waste.
(15859)
656
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will list her Department's main suppliers of (i) copier paper, (ii) stationery, (iii) envelopes and (iv) paper for reports; and what (a) the name of each paper used and (b) the recycled and post-consumer recycled content of each paper is.
(15860)
657
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what advice her Department provides to local councils on the implementation of the Cleaner Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005 about litter.
(15931)
658
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate she has made of the annual tonnage of litter collected in England in 2004-05.
(15932)
659
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to her Answer of 20th July to question ref 13529, on the Sustainable Procurement Task Force, what role the taskforce has in assessing the impact on sustainability of implementation of recommendations from the Gershon Review.
(15169)
660
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what action is taken by her Department to monitor the enforcement of legislation in respect of animal neglect cases; how many successful prosecutions have been brought in each of the last five years; and if she will make a statement.
(15784)
661
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on the European Commission proposals to prohibit the use of tallow as a fuel to run plants which dispose of animal waste.
(15292)
662
Mr Ian Davidson (Glasgow South West):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will list contractors based in other EU member states that are providing services to her Department.
(15450)
663
Mr Ian Davidson (Glasgow South West):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on progress in the enforcement of cross-compliance standards under the Common Agricultural Policy (a) in the UK and (b) across the EU.
(15477)
664
Mr Ian Davidson (Glasgow South West):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on progress in the modulation of funds from the first to the second pillar of the Common Agricultural Policy in (a) the UK and (b) the EU.
(15482)
665
Mr Ian Davidson (Glasgow South West):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on progress in the reduction of intervention rates under the Common Agricultural Policy.
(15483)
666
Mr Ian Davidson (Glasgow South West):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on progress in the decoupling of subsidy and production under the Common Agricultural Policy; if she will list the sectors to which decoupling will apply; and if she will list those EU member states who have opted out of decoupling.
(15484)
667
Mr Ian Davidson (Glasgow South West):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment her Department has undertaken of different policy options for reform of the Common Agricultural Policy.
(15494)
668
Mr Ian Davidson (Glasgow South West):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what her policy is on the establishment of a cap on the level of support given to any single recipient of subsidy under the Common Agricultural Policy.
(15495)
669
Mrs Nadine Dorries (Mid Bedfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 7th April, Official Report, column 1672W, on sewers and drains, when the Government intends to publish a decision paper on proposals to transfer ownership of private sewers and lateral drains from property owners to local water companies; and if she will make a statement.
(16400)
670
Mrs Nadine Dorries (Mid Bedfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many (a) incidents of fly-tipping were reported and (b) prosecutions were made as a result in (i) the County of Bedfordshire and (ii) the parliamentary constituency of Mid-Bedfordshire in each year since 1997; and if she will make a statement.
(16613)
671
Paul Flynn (Newport West):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate she has made of the proportion of (a) organic foods, (b) drinking water, (c) parsnips and (d) yoghurt consumed in the UK which is imported.
(16486)
672
Paul Flynn (Newport West):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate she has made of recent trends in the value of agricultural land.
(16487)
673
Paul Flynn (Newport West):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many bankruptcies there have been among farmers in England in each of the last 10 years.
(16488)
674
Justine Greening (Putney):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate she has made of the number of free plastic shopping bags given away in England between 1997 and 2005; and if she will make a statement.
(16570)
675
Justine Greening (Putney):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate she has made of the total UK household waste in each year between 1997 and 2005; what percentage was (a) discarded packaging material waste and (b) other waste; and if she will make a statement.
(16571)
676
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 14th June, Official Report, columns 242-3W, on the private finance initiative, what total value of assets and liabilities for each of the listed private finance initiatives and public private partnerships is recorded on the Government Balance Sheet; what proportion of assets and liabilities is listed; what the accounting treatment is for assets and liabilities; and whether it is compatible with (a) generally-accepted accounting practices and (b) international financial reporting standards.
(15958)
677
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has to improve the protection of badgers from (a) baiters and (b) farmers.
(16490)
678
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the cost was of the Countryside Agency's (a) Land Access and Recreation Project, (b) Commission for Rural Communities Project and (c) Making a Difference Project in 2004-05.
(15743)
679
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the projected costs are of implementing the Countryside Agency's 2004 Diversity Review recommendations.
(15746)
680
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the cost was of the Countryside Agency's 2004 Diversity Review.
(15750)
681
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the cost was of the Countryside Agency's (a) staff, (b) publications, (c) research, (d) incidentals and (e) total budget in 2004-05.
(15751)
682
Mr Jimmy Hood (Lanark and Hamilton East):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how the Government plans to meet the Kyoto agreement to cut carbon emissions from 1990 levels by 12.5 per cent. by 2010; and if she will make a statement.
(16537)
683
Mr Jimmy Hood (Lanark and Hamilton East):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, by how much greenhouse gas emissions have risen in each year since 1997; and if she will make a statement.
(16538)
684
Susan Kramer (Richmond Park):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what action has been taken to stop untreated sewage overflowing into the Thames since August 2004.
(15867)
685
Susan Kramer (Richmond Park):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will list the location of sewage overflow pipes that flow into the Thames.
(15873)
686
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will list documents requested under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 which have been withheld relating to the BSE outbreak; and what obligations arise from UK participation in the Aarhus Convention in this respect.
(16059)
687
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much toxic waste was transported through Hemel Hempstead constituency from and to other locations in the last year for which figures are available; and if she will make a statement.
(16715)
688
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on UK participation in greenhouse gas emissions trading.
(16841)
689
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much the Government has provided for research into non-hydrocarbon energies, broken down by type, since 1997.
(16843)
690
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will list state aid for national fishing fleets of each EU member state since 1997.
(16846)
691
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many vessels from countries which joined the EU in 2004 fished within the UK's 200 mile/median line limit in the latest period for which figures are available; and if she will make a statement.
(16847)
692
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what her estimate is of the additional cost to small and medium-sized enterprises in the UK of complying with the European hazardous waste regulations.
(15527)
693
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether small businesses in the UK are required to maintain a register of their disposal of electrical waste to comply with the hazardous waste regulations.
(15528)
694
Angus Robertson (Moray):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many meetings of the (a) EU Committee on the conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora (Habitat), (b) EU Committee for the protection of species of wild fauna and flora by regulating trade and (c) EU Scientific Review Group for the protection of species of wild fauna and flora by regulating trade are planned for the UK presidency of the EU; who will be presiding over each meeting; which other UK representatives will be present; what provision is in place for representation of the devolved governments; and if she will make a statement.
(16463)
695
Angus Robertson (Moray):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many meetings of the (a) EU Standing Committee on agricultural research and (b) EU Community Committee on the farm accountancy data network are planned for the UK presidency of the EU; who will be presiding over each meeting; what other UK representatives will be present; what provision is in place for representation of the devolved governments; and if she will make a statement.
(16598)
696
Jim Sheridan (Paisley and Renfrewshire North):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the responsibilities of Operation Gangmaster will be transferred to the Gangmasters Licensing Authority established under the Gangmasters (Licensing) Act 2004.
(15166)
697
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much funding (a) councils in England, (b) Birmingham and (c) Solihull have received to support recycling in each year since 1997.
(15192)
698
Sir Michael Spicer (West Worcestershire):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she expects the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Local Environment, Marine and Animal Welfare to respond to the letter from the honourable Member for West Worcestershire of 5th July about the trawler Success III.
(15101)
699
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make it her policy to provide financial assistance to people on low incomes in Essex to pay their water charges.
(15576)
700
Mark Tami (Alyn & Deeside):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what her estimate of the (a) sparrow and (b) buzzard population has been in each of the last five years.
(16604)
701
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the former nuclear reactor site at the proposed 2012 Olympic Park last received an environmental assessment; and if she will make a statement.
(15518)
702
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate has been made of the fox population in London for each year since 1997.
(15568)
703
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 4th July, Official Report, column 13W, on water leaks, if she will meet Thames Water to discuss steps to reduce the rate of increase in water leakage across the company's area of supply.
(15827)
704
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will list the websites that come under her Department's responsibility; what the cost was of each in the last year for which figures are available; and how many visitors there were to each site in that year.
(15905)
705
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the volume of sewage discharges from each sewage treatment works in North West London was in each of the last 10 years.
(16230)
706
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the role is of the Sustainable Development Commission; how and by whom its members are appointed; what the scientific credentials are of each of its members; and which of its members are known to have existing or past affiliations to green political organisations.
(15514)
707
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government has taken in response to suggested scenarios for reducing carbon emissions set out in the 22nd Report of the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution; and what outcomes it has achieved.
(15544)
708
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the G8 plan of action on climate change contains legally binding provisions on participating governments.
(15083)
709
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, for what reasons there is no exemption from registration with the Environment Agency under the Hazardous Waste Regulations for construction sites that produce less than 200kg of hazardous waste a year.
(15084)
710
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many officials accompanied her each time she used the Queen's Flight in the last 12 months.
(15683)
711
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what guidance the Government has issued to waste producers on the implementation of the Hazardous Waste Regulations; and what guidance the Environment Agency is required to supply to waste producers.
(15685)
712
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what consultation the Government conducted with waste producers in assessing the environmental benefits of the procedures included in the Hazardous Waste Regulations 2005.
(15687)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
713
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list preparatory work undertaken by the Commission in anticipation of the ratification of the EU constitution since the start of the UK presidency.
(15735)
714
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what proposals have been advanced under the UK presidency of the EU, for the reform of the Common Fisheries Policy; and what discussions Ministers and officials in his Department had on this subject at the General Affairs Council on 18th and 19th July.
(15736)
715
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the EU Trade Commissioner regarding the EU Constitution.
(15747)
716
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what his Department's policy is towards the establishment of an external action service by the EU Commission.
(15840)
717
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has received from the Department for Transport regarding the cessation of payments from the UK General Lighthouse Fund for the provision of navigational aids in Irish territorial waters.
(16051)
718
Colin Burgon (Elmet):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to the Colombian Government on the deaths of trades unionists there; and what discussions he has had with the Colombian Government on implementation of UN recommendations on human rights.
(15110)
719
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what progress has been made by the Belgian authorities in identifying who bugged the UK Mission in the Justus Lipsius Council of Ministers building in 2003; and if he will make a statement.
(15737)
720
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with (a) Morocco and (b) UN officials on a possible referendum on the future of the Western Sahara.
(16206)
721
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has held with the government of Paraguay on (a) its relations with Bolivia and (b) its facilities agreement with the USA for the deployment of troops.
(16208)
722
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what monitoring of human rights in Bangladesh is being undertaken by his officials; and what assistance has been offered to deal with investigations into assassination attempts.
(16210)
723
Mr Ian Davidson (Glasgow South West):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has received regarding the EU Directive on Services in the Internal Market from (a) business organisations, (b) trade unions, (c) other organisations and (d) individuals.
(15431)
724
Mr Ian Davidson (Glasgow South West):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list contractors based in other EU member states that are providing services to his Department.
(15453)
725
Mr Ian Davidson (Glasgow South West):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps have been taken by the institutions of the EU towards creating (a) a European Armaments Agency, (b) an EU President, (c) an EU Foreign Minister, (d) an EU External Action Service, (e) an EU Fundamental Rights Agency, (f) a European Police College, (g) a European Public Prosecutor, (h) an EU standing committee on internal security and (i) a European Space Agency; under what legal authority these steps have been taken; and what further steps could be taken without the coming into force of the Treaty Establishing a Constitution for Europe.
(15475)
726
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to the Eritrean government on recent arrests in the Zoba Debub region.
(15547)
727
Paul Flynn (Newport West):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he received the report from Porton Down regarding the analysis of substances believed to be ricin found during investigations in 2003 which concluded that no ricin was present; and when he informed the United States Government of this conclusion.
(16482)
728
Andrew George (St Ives):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations his Department has made to the South African government in respect of (a) its policy towards, (b) financial links with and (c) trade links with Zimbabwe.
(15372)
729
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 15th June, Official Report, columns 474-8W, on the private finance initiative, what total value of assets and liabilities for each of the listed private finance initiatives and public private partnerships is recorded on the Government Balance Sheet; what proportion of assets and liabilities is listed; what the accounting treatment is for assets and liabilities; and whether it is compatible with (a) generally-accepted accounting practices and (b) international financial reporting standards.
(15957)
730
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has received on the progress of judicial reform in Peru, with particular reference to the case of (a) Augusto Camacho Alarcon and (b) Carlos Jose Garay; and if he will make a statement.
(16838)
731
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much (a) state and (b) EU aid (i) has been authorised and (ii) has been calculated as required to modernise the Bulgarian and Romanian (A) steel, (B) transport, (C) fisheries, (D) oil and (E) farm sectors, in the context of EU accession.
(15914)
732
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the (a) role, (b) mandate, (c) budget, (d) diplomatic status, (e) level of support to be accorded by UK diplomats to, (f) level of security accorded to and (g) level of security caveated documents releasable to the European Union Rule of Law Mission for Iraq.
(15915)
733
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on his Department's policy towards Moldova, with particular reference to Romanian accession to the EU.
(15922)
734
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on his policy towards reform of the EU authorities, with particular reference to the Dorte Schmidt-Brown case.
(16090)
735
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the status of (a) investigations and (b) rulings in the Dorte Schmidt-Brown case.
(16091)
736
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what his Department's policy is on the export of oversized handcuffs; to which countries oversized handcuffs are not allowed to be exported; for what reasons; and if he will make a statement.
(15515)
737
Mr Boris Johnson (Henley):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the Israeli security wall.
(16590)
738
Mr David Jones (Clwyd West):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what action the Government is taking in response to reports of human rights abuses against the Karen, Shan and Karenni ethnic minorities of Burma.
(16522)
739
Mr Sadiq Khan (Tooting):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the activities of Hizb ut-Tahrir; and if he will make a statement.
(16698)
740
Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the government of Sri Lanka regarding the peace process; and if he will make a statement.
(16101)
741
Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the political situation in the Lebanon; and if he will make a statement.
(16102)
742
Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the government of Cyprus regarding the occupied part of the island; and if he will make a statement.
(16103)
743
Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the Turkish government regarding (a) the application to join the EU and (b) Cyprus; and if he will make a statement.
(16104)
744
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate he has made of the average opium production in Afghanistan on 1st January (a) 1997, (b) 2000 and (c) 2005.
(15156)
745
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, to what he attributes the increase in opium production in Afghanistan since 2001.
(15157)
746
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions the Government has had with its international partners on the co-ordination of the fight against the Afghan drug trade.
(15158)
747
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how the funding allocated by the UK Government to combat the drugs trade in Afghanistan over the last three years has been spent.
(15159)
748
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Defence Secretary on the deployment of troops to Afghanistan during 2005 to tackle the opium trade.
(15160)
749
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many complaints of misconduct made against Her Majesty's Ambassadors by subordinate staff are outstanding; how long each case has been outstanding; whether investigations in each case have been concluded; and when in each case it is anticipated the complaint will be determined.
(15742)
750
Mr Denis MacShane (Rotherham):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he will take to assure the safety of Annajoy David Da-Bora and her daughter, when they travel to Spain on 27th July following court decisions in Spain and London.
(15046)
751
N
Mr Humfrey Malins (Woking):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, further to his Answer of 20th June, Official Report, column 734W, on bio-contamination, if he will list the Government research groups examining more effective methods of detecting potentially dangerous contaminants received through the post.
(15473)
752
Mr Chris Mullin (Sunderland South):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what information he has received about the trial in Somaliland of those alleged to be responsible for the murder of Mr and Mrs Eyeington; and if he will make a statement.
(15092)
753
Mr Andrew Pelling (Croydon Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to support the establishment of democracy in Uzbekistan.
(15598)
754
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list the representatives to the EU Advisory Committee for the Co-ordination of Fraud Prevention; when the group last met; when it next plans to meet; whether it has addressed whistleblower cases; and what its work programme is.
(16060)
755
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the status of negotiations with Spain on the future of Gibraltar.
(16077)
756
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the (a) role and (b) duties of (i) the Security Office of the General Secretariat of the Council and (ii) the European Commission Security Directorate are, with particular reference to powers over UK nationals; and if he will make a statement.
(16079)
757
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 12th July, Official report, column 877W, on Iraq, if he will make a statement on the development of a Secretary General/High Representative for Iraq in the context of paragraph 9 of Council Joint Action 2005/190/CFSP of 7th March, Official Journal L62 vol 48 of 9th March.
(16318)
758
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answers of 12th July, Official Report, column 872W, on the EU Constitution, if he will make a statement on the application of Qualified Majority under EU Constitution Article III-293 to the decision making process; which (a) themes and (b) regions have featured as areas of common foreign and security policy activity; who will arbitrate in areas of jurisdictional controversy between the EU Minister and a given member state; and what legal obligations follow a request by the EU Minister to be provided with a seat at international forums attended by the UK.
(16320)
759
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list individuals subject to an EU travel ban whom he has met over the last three years.
(16662)
760
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list countries assessed to be nuclear capable according to open source material; and if he will make a statement.
(16703)
761
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department plans to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Commonwealth Day.
(16708)
762
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list proposals from the European Commission put into effect since 1st June that have Articles (a) 94, (b) 95 and (c) 308 as their base; which of these have been challenged by the Government on the grounds of legal treaty basis; and if he will make a statement.
(16712)
763
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list elements contained in the EU Constitution that have been proposed separately as EU legislation since 1st June; and if he will make a statement on his policy regarding the implementation of separate elements of the Constitution.
(16713)
764
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list offences committed overseas in 2004 by UK nationals holding diplomatic immunity.
(16746)
765
Angus Robertson (Moray):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of item 1.3 of the Council and Commission Action Plan implementing The Hague Programme on strengthening freedom, security and justice in the European Union (Council Document 9778/2/05 REV 2).
(15390)
766
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the aid promised to Africa at the G8 summit will be used for the purposes for which it is intended.
(16087)
767
Alan Simpson (Nottingham South):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has read the report Security, Terrorism and the UK, jointly published by the Economic and Social Research Council and Chatham House.
(15024)
768
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what proportion of visa applications for (a) visitors, (b) students and (c) settlement were granted in 2004-05, broken down by country of application.
(15579)
769
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the treatment of British citizens held in Camp Delta, Guantanamo Bay.
(15822)
770
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list the websites that come under his Department's responsibility; what the cost was of each in the last year for which figures are available; and how many visitors there were to each site in that year.
(15904)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
771
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many abortions were performed in (a) Essex and (b) Bedford and Hertfordshire Strategic Health Authority on girls aged (i) 10, (ii) 11, (iii) 12, (iv) 13, (v) 14, (vi) 15, (vii) 16 and (viii) 17 years of age in each year since 1975; and how many were performed to save the life of the pregnant woman.
(15468)
772
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many abortions were carried out in (a) Essex and (b) Bedford and Hertfordshire Strategic Health Authority at each week of gestation between 18 and 32 weeks in the last year for which figures are available.
(15469)
773
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many women in (a) Essex and (b) Bedford and Hertfordshire Strategic Health Authority had an abortion in each of the last five years for which figures are available who already had had (i) one, (ii) two, (iii) three, (iv) four and (v) five previous abortions.
(15470)
774
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many prescriptions of the morning-after pill there were in (a) Essex and (b) Bedford and Hertfordshire Strategic Health Authority in the last 10 years for which figures are available, broken down by age of recipient.
(15471)
775
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent discussions she has had with (a) honourable Members, (b) Members of the House of Lords and (c) organisations concerning the development of policy on (i) assisted suicide, (ii) euthanasia and (iii) abortion; and if she will make a statement.
(15491)
776
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the drug Solpaflex became available on the National Health Service prescription; and if she will make a statement.
(15492)
777
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information she has received on the number of persons prescribed the drug Solpaflex on National Health Service prescription; and if she will make a statement.
(15493)
778
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) live births and (b) abortions there were in (i) Essex and (ii) Bedford and Hertfordshire Strategic Health Authority in each year since 1976.
(15628)
779
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate she has made of the number of (a) doctors and (b) nurses suffering (i) stress and (ii) other mental health problems as a result of their taking part in termination of pregnancy operations in each year since 1975; and what estimate she has made of the related cost to the National Health Service.
(15629)
780
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate her Department has made of the cost to the NHS of treating physical and psychological illness arising from sub-standard housing in the last period for which figures are available; and if she will make a statement.
(15646)
781
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will discuss with the Deputy Prime Minister and the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs joint action to tackle adverse health effects resulting form poorly heated and poorly insulated housing; and if she will make a statement.
(15647)
782
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many prescriptions for emergency contraception were issued in the Southend Primary Care Trust area in the last year for which figures are available.
(15649)
783
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will list each method of abortion used in hospitals in England, broken down by (a) gestation limit and (b) date of introduction; and if she will make a statement.
(15650)
784
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information she has received regarding adverse effects associated with mifepristone; what discussions (a) Ministers and (b) officials in her Department have had with (i) the United States Food and Drug Administration about mifepristone and (ii) the manufacturers of mifepristone about possible adverse effects of the drug; and if she will make a statement.
(16242)
785
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many deaths have been associated with mifepristone (Mifeprex) in England and Wales in each of the last five years for which figures are available.
(16243)
786
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what advice her Department gives about the earliest point in its development when an unborn child will experience pain; and if she will make a statement.
(16575)
787
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many abortions were undertaken by (a) prostaglandins and (b) dilation and evacuation in the last period for whch figures are available, broken down by weeks' gestation at which the procedure was undertaken.
(16691)
788
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many doctors undertook (a) more than 1,000, (b) more than 500 and (c) more than 100 abortions in the last year for which figures are available.
(16692)
789
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate her Department has made of the cost to the NHS of treating physical and psychological illness arising from termination of pregnancy in the last four years for which figures are available; and if she will make a statement.
(16693)
790
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average cost was of a National Health Service dental check-up in Southend in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available.
(16694)
791
Mr Ian Austin (Dudley North):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the use of common blood-pressure drugs in tackling outbreaks of influenza.
(15379)
792
Mr Ian Austin (Dudley North):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps her Department has taken to combat health tourism; what assessment she has made of the impact of these measures; and what further measures she plans to introduce.
(15380)
793
Mr Ian Austin (Dudley North):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much her Department has allocated for (a) hospital services, (b) general practitioner services and (c) dental services in (i) Dudley North and (ii) the Borough of Dudley in each year since 1997.
(15381)
794
Mr Ian Austin (Dudley North):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many random controlled drug trials her Department has undertaken in each of the last 10 years.
(15382)
795
Mr Ian Austin (Dudley North):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate she has made of the number of patients whose health has been adversely affected because they received the placebo during controlled drug trials in each of the last 10 years.
(15383)
796
N
Mr John Baron (Billericay):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will list the NHS trusts which have vacancy freezes affecting physiotherapy posts, broken down by strategic health authority.
(14176)
797
N
Mr John Baron (Billericay):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what physiotherapy workforce planning has been undertaken to support the implementation of the National Service Framework for long-term health conditions.
(14177)
798
N
Mr John Baron (Billericay):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what mechanisms are in place to ensure that the number of new graduates in (a) medicine, (b) nursing, (c) midwifery and (d) physiotherapy is matched by the number of junior posts.
(14178)
799
N
Mr John Baron (Billericay):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans she has to monitor the number of overseas nurses employed by the NHS in England.
(14179)
800
N
Mr John Baron (Billericay):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) nurses and midwives and (b) doctors were internationally recruited through bilateral agreements or memoranda of understanding in each year for which figures are available, broken down by country.
(14181)
801
N
Mr John Baron (Billericay):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions she has had with the Healthcare Commission on the waiting time targets for prostate cancer patients.
(15709)
802
N
Mr John Baron (Billericay):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment has been made of the merits of mutual recognition of Scottish Medicines Consortium, All Wales Medicines Strategy Group and National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence assessments for the purpose of interim appraisals pending full appraisals; and if she will make a statement.
(15713)
803
N
Mr John Baron (Billericay):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what measures are in place to ensure that National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence decisions are sufficiently resourced to ensure rapid uptake of recommendations.
(15714)
804
N
Mr John Baron (Billericay):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether NHS trusts have the option of funding (a) herceptin and (b) velcade pending the appraisal by the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence.
(15715)
805
N
Mr John Baron (Billericay):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will place a copy of the Action Plan for physiotherapy graduates and the accompanying letter from Andrew Foster in the Library.
(16641)
806
N
Mr John Baron (Billericay):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the Action Plan for Physiotherapy graduates is designed to address the difficulties faced by physiotherapy graduates seeking employment in the NHS in the (a) short term and (b) long term.
(16642)
807
N
Mr John Baron (Billericay):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, to whom and when the Action Plan for physiotherapy graduates and the accompanying letter from Andrew Foster was distributed.
(16643)
808
N
Mr John Baron (Billericay):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the status is of the Action Plan for physiotherapy graduates.
(16644)
809
N
Mr John Baron (Billericay):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether Foundation Trusts are required to sign up to the Code of Practice on ethical recruitment.
(16645)
810
Mr John Baron (Billericay):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what measures are in place to improve the range of choices available to women who wish to receive one-to-one maternity care.
(16657)
811
Mr John Baron (Billericay):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what measures are in place to improve the recruitment and retention of midwives in the NHS.
(16658)
812
Mr John Baron (Billericay):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans she has to give midwives more flexibility in how and when they work.
(16659)
813
Mr John Baron (Billericay):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans she has to implement the Independent Midwives Association's NHS Community Midwifery Model; and if she will make a statement.
(16670)
814
Mr John Baron (Billericay):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions she has had with (a) officials and (b) independent organisations about the possibility of implementing the NHS Community Midwifery Model.
(16671)
815
Mr John Baron (Billericay):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 5th July to the honourable Member for North Cornwall, Official Report, columns 59-60W, on physiotherapists, who was responsible for compiling the action plan for physiotherapy graduates.
(16695)
816
Mr Kevin Barron (Rother Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what action she plans to take in response to the decision by North Hampshire Primary Care Trust not to provide in vitro fertilisation treatment.
(15198)
817
Mr Kevin Barron (Rother Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will take steps to ensure other primary care trusts do not follow the decision made by North Hampshire Primary Care Trust not to provide in vitro fertilisation treatment.
(15199)
818
Mr Kevin Barron (Rother Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of progress towards the target of one full cycle of IVF treatment for each eligible couple by April.
(15201)
819
Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods (Durham, City of):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what priority is being given by the Government to (a) the treatment, (b) research into and (c) the financing of measures concerned with inflammatory breast cancer.
(15061)
820
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will make a statement on the work of the NHS Security Management Service.
(16526)
821
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate she has made of the cost to the NHS of the disposal of patients' regular prescribed medication when they are admitted to hospital.
(15732)
822
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate she has made of the cost of providing family support services from social services departments for adults who have previously been in care in the last year for which figures are available.
(15708)
823
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate she has made of the cost of providing mental health services for adults who have previously been in care in the last year for which figures are available.
(15712)
824
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 11th July, Official Report, column 716W, on anti-psychotic drugs, if she will break down each category by those aged (a) 50 to 64, (b) 65 to 74, (c) 75 years and over.
(15548)
825
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many hospitals operate pay-for-view television; and in how many subtitles are available.
(16569)
826
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of progress by the Health Care Commission (HCC) on dealing with complaints; and what estimate she has made of whether the HCC has adequate resources to deal with the complaints it has received.
(15543)
827
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many cases of sexually transmitted diseases were diagnosed in (a) England, (b) London and (c) Kingston and Surbiton (i) in each year since 2002 and (ii) in each of the last 12 months; and which sexually transmitted disease was the most frequently diagnosed in each case.
(16682)
828
Mr Ian Davidson (Glasgow South West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will list contractors based in other EU member states that are providing services to her Department.
(15454)
829
Mrs Nadine Dorries (Mid Bedfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many full-time equivalent nursing vacancies there are in the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Strategic Health Authority.
(16615)
830
Mrs Nadine Dorries (Mid Bedfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment she has made of chiropody services in Bedfordshire; and if she will make a statement.
(16616)
831
Mrs Nadine Dorries (Mid Bedfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people have (a) requested and (b) received an appointment to see a general practitioner within 48 hours in (i) the parliamentary constituency of Mid-Bedfordshire and (ii) the County of Bedfordshire in each year since 2000.
(16628)
832
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what mechanism the Department has set up to count the number of child choking incidents, to replace the Home Accident Surveillance System.
(15926)
833
Michael Fabricant (Lichfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment (a) she and (b) the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence have made of the merits of providing pregnant women at risk with a low lying placenta screening for vasa previa concurrently with their standard ultrasound examination.
(16609)
834
Michael Fabricant (Lichfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research her Department has undertaken into the early diagnosis of vasa previa in (a) all pregnant women and (b) pregnant women with a low lying placenta; and if she will make a statement.
(16610)
835
Michael Fabricant (Lichfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will meet the Burton Hospital Trust to discuss their procedures for the diagnosis of vasa previa in pregnant women.
(16611)
836
Michael Fabricant (Lichfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions she has had with the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence with regard to the diagnosis of vasa previa in pregnant women; and if she will make a statement.
(16612)
837
Paul Flynn (Newport West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS prescriptions were made (a) to all people and (b) to people aged over 60 years for (i) chlorpromazine (largactil), (ii) thioridazine, (iii) haloperidol (seranacem, haldol, dozic), (iv) promazine (sparine), (v) flupenthixol (depixol, fluanxol), (vi) olanzapine (zyprexa), (vii) pericyazine (neulactil), (viii) risperidone (risperidol), (ix) sulpiride (dolmatil, sulpitil), (x) trifluoperazine (stealazine) and (xi) clozapine (cloxaril); and if she will estimate the cost to the NHS of prescribing each of them in that year.
(16484)
838
Michael Jabez Foster (Hastings & Rye):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what special assistance was provided by the Surrey and Sussex Strategic Health Authority to each of the trusts within the area in (a) 2002-02, (b) 2003-04, (c) 2004-05 and (d) the current financial year.
(15721)
839
Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if her Department will take steps to investigate the response times of the East Midlands Ambulance Service.
(15018)
840
Mr David Gauke (South West Hertfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many applications were made in 2004-05 for the retraining of qualified nurses wishing to return to the nursing profession after a career break; and how many training places were available.
(16055)
841
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what her estimate is of the number of 11 to 19 year olds who are suffering from a mental illness.
(16440)
842
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate she has made of the proportion of patients in acute hospitals who (a) have written care plans and (b) are allocated a named nurse; and if she will make a statement.
(15771)
843
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many direct payments have been made in each year since their introduction, broken down by local authority.
(15772)
844
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients received registered nursing care contributions in each year since the payment was introduced, broken down by area.
(15773)
845
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate she has made of the number of carers who have received an assessment of their needs.
(15774)
846
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people received state assistance to live independently in their own homes in each year since 1997.
(15775)
847
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which stakeholders have been consulted in the development of the proposed new framework for continuing care funding.
(15776)
848
Julia Goldsworthy (Falmouth & Camborne):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what action relating to sustainable development is (a) required and (b) undertaken by her Department's (i) executive agencies, (ii) advisory non-departmental bodies, (iii) executive non-departmental bodies, (iv) tribunals, (v) public corporations and (vi) other bodies.
(15180)
849
Julia Goldsworthy (Falmouth & Camborne):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment is made (a) of the environmental impact and (b) against sustainable development criteria of bids made for contracts awarded by her Department; who makes such assessments; and whether such assessments are published.
(15181)
850
Julia Goldsworthy (Falmouth & Camborne):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what arrangements her Department has in place to publish reports on their key sustainable development impacts.
(15182)
851
Julia Goldsworthy (Falmouth & Camborne):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the total floor space area is of buildings owned or leased by (a) her Department and (b) its agencies.
(15183)
852
Julia Goldsworthy (Falmouth & Camborne):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether her Department's procurement policy includes timber used on and in the construction of departmental building projects; and if she will make a statement.
(15297)
853
Julia Goldsworthy (Falmouth & Camborne):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will list her Department's refurbishment projects that (a) are in progress and (b) will start in the next six months; what action is being taken to ensure that these will procure timber from legal and sustainable sources; and if she will issue guidance to contractors on each of these projects to ensure that the timber used on-site during refurbishment also comes from legal and sustainable sources.
(15298)
854
Julia Goldsworthy (Falmouth & Camborne):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans her Department has to fund the maintenance of the central point of expertise on timber.
(15299)
855
Julia Goldsworthy (Falmouth & Camborne):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what targets she has on improving energy efficiency within her Department; and how she intends to achieve these targets.
(15387)
856
Julia Goldsworthy (Falmouth & Camborne):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of electricity used by buildings in (a) her Department and (b) its agencies came from renewable sources in each year since 1997.
(15388)
857
Julia Goldsworthy (Falmouth & Camborne):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the annual expenditure was by (a) her Department and (b) its agencies on (i) electricity and (ii) water and sewerage services in each year since 1997.
(15389)
858
Julia Goldsworthy (Falmouth & Camborne):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what work her Department's Green Minister has undertaken in the last three months; and what meetings the Minister has attended in the last 12 months, in that capacity.
(15432)
859
Julia Goldsworthy (Falmouth & Camborne):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will list the meetings at which her Department has been represented regarding the delivery of sustainable development across Government as co-ordinated by the Ministerial Sub-committee of Green Ministers.
(15433)
860
Julia Goldsworthy (Falmouth & Camborne):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps she is taking to assist the delivery of sustainable development within Government and what progress has been made on her Department's Sustainable Development Strategy.
(15434)
861
Julia Goldsworthy (Falmouth & Camborne):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what are identified as the most significant sustainable development impacts in relation to the operation of her Department's estate; and what steps have been taken to review arrangements for public reporting of such impacts.
(15435)
862
Julia Goldsworthy (Falmouth & Camborne):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many video conferencing units are installed in (a) her Department and (b) each agency of the Department; what percentage of offices have these facilities in each case; and what plans there are to increase the number.
(15458)
863
Julia Goldsworthy (Falmouth & Camborne):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of copying paper used by her Department in (a) 2003-04 and (b) 2004-05 was from recycled sources; and how much post-consumer waste this paper contained.
(15459)
864
Julia Goldsworthy (Falmouth & Camborne):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of paper for printed publications used by the Department in (a) 2003-04 and (b) 2004-05 was from recycled sources; and how much post-consumer waste this paper contained.
(15460)
865
Julia Goldsworthy (Falmouth & Camborne):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what measures she has put in place to ensure that her Department meets the targets set by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to ensure that all copying paper brought by the Department is 100 per cent. recycled with a minimum of 75 per cent. post-consumer waste content.
(15461)
866
Julia Goldsworthy (Falmouth & Camborne):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what measures she has put in place to ensure that her Department meets the targets set by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to ensure that all copying paper for printed publications brought by the Department is 60 per cent. recycled, of which a minimum is 75 per cent. post-consumer waste.
(15462)
867
Julia Goldsworthy (Falmouth & Camborne):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether her Department has joined the Watermark project.
(15463)
868
Julia Goldsworthy (Falmouth & Camborne):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, by what date her Department expects to implement in full the targets set by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to ensure that (a) all copying paper brought by the Department is 100 per cent. recycled with a minimum of 75 per cent. post-consumer waste content and (b) all paper for printed publications brought by the Department is 60 per cent. recycled, of which a minimum is 75 per cent. post-consumer waste.
(15464)
869
Julia Goldsworthy (Falmouth & Camborne):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will list her Department's main suppliers of (a) copier paper, (b) stationery, (c) envelopes and (d) paper for reports, in each case stating (i) the name of each paper used and (ii) the recycled (and post-consumer recycled) content of each paper.
(15465)
870
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 20th June, Official Report, columns 798-800W, on the private finance initiative, what total value of assets and liabilities for each of the listed private finance initiatives and public private partnerships is recorded on the Government Balance Sheet; what proportion of assets and liabilities is listed; what the accounting treatment is for assets and liabilities; and whether it is compatible with (a) generally-accepted accounting practices and (b) international financial reporting standards.
(15961)
871
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the (a) staffing levels and (b) budget are of the Grown-Up Congenital Heart patient unit in the Wessex Cardiothoracic Unit at the Southampton University Hospital NHS Trust; and what the forecast is for the next three years.
(16507)
872
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people in the Portsmouth NHS Trust area are identified as having a grown-up congenital heart condition; and which is the nearest dedicated in-hospital unit available to them.
(16508)
873
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many units dedicated to Grown-Up Congenital Heart patients there are in each NHS trust area; what plans she has to increase this number; and if she will make a statement.
(16509)
874
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent representations she has received about the variance in IVF treatment offered by primary care trusts.
(16510)
875
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will commission research into the amount of provision of IVF treatment by each individual primary care trust.
(16511)
876
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the timetable is for the full implementation of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence clinical guideline on treatment and assessment of people with fertility problems.
(16512)
877
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what her strategy is for promoting the awareness of carbon monoxide poisoning.
(16513)
878
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which voluntary organisations who provide support and advice for people and their families who have been affected by carbon monoxide poisoning she has supported through section 64 grants in each of the last three years; and what amounts were granted in each case.
(16516)
879
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what target has been set by the Department for (a) land and (b) building disposals in Hampshire in the current financial year, broken down by site.
(16861)
880
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the financial position of each primary care trust in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight is; and if she will make a statement.
(16864)
881
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what measures she is taking to prepare for a potential outbreak of avian influenza in the UK.
(15764)
882
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment has been made of the risk to the UK from avian influenza.
(15765)
883
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions she has had with the World Health Organisation regarding avian influenza.
(15766)
884
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions she has had with her counterparts in (a) Laos, (b) the People's Republic of China, (c) Indonesia, (d) Vietnam, (e) Cambodia and (f) Thailand on avian influenza.
(15841)
885
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the Minister of State, during her visit to Hammersmith Hospital on 20th July, held discussions regarding (a) reconfiguration of hospital services in the Hammersmith Hospitals NHS Trust and (b) the transfer of specialised services from the Charing Cross Hospital.
(16086)
886
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many registered National Health Service ophthalmic medical practitioners there are in each London borough.
(16215)
887
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many registered National Health Service nurses there are in each London borough.
(16216)
888
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many registered National Health Service midwives there are in each London borough.
(16217)
889
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many registered National Health Service gynaecologists there are in each London borough.
(16218)
890
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many registered National Health Service general practitioners there are in each London borough.
(16219)
891
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many registered National Health Service dentists there are in each London borough.
(16220)
892
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many registered National Health Service dental hygienists there are in each London borough.
(16221)
893
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average response time of the ambulance service to emergency calls from locations in each London borough was in the last period for which figures are available.
(16224)
894
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many registered National Health Service psychiatric nurses there are in each London borough.
(16331)
895
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many registered National Health Service physiotherapists there are in each London borough.
(16332)
896
Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the reason was for the failure of Chiron to supply Diamorphine to the NHS at the end of 2004; how much warning was given by Chiron of their imminent failure to provide the expected supplies; and what assessment she has made of the prospects for Chiron's supply of the product to be restored.
(16343)
897
Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what products Chiron supplies to the NHS.
(16344)
898
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many vacant positions there are for midwives in the NHS; what plans her Department has to recruit more midwives into the NHS; what recent estimate she has made of the effect on NHS budgets of extended stays in hospital caused by shortage of midwives; and if she will make a statement.
(15533)
899
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps her Department plans to take to ensure companies that sell vitamin and mineral supplements know what products they will continue to be allowed to sell following implementation of the Food Supplements Directive; and if she will make a statement.
(15534)
900
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many primary care trusts that inherited deficits of (a) £1 million to £1.999 million, (b) £2 million to £2.999 million, (c) £3 million to £3.999 million, (d) £4 million to £4.999 million and (e) over £5 million from their primary care groups have since come out of deficit; and if she will make a statement.
(15535)
901
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the total funding of primary care organisations has been in each year since 2001, broken down by Government office region; and if she will make a statement.
(15536)
902
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what deficit each primary care trust in England inherited from its primary care group; and if she will make a statement.
(15537)
903
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent estimate her Department has made of the number of deaths caused by misdiagnosis by general practitioners; and if she will make a statement.
(16553)
904
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps her Department is taking to minimise the risks to patients' lives of misdiagnosis by general practitioners; and if she will make a statement.
(16554)
905
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how the management and administrative costs referred to in the guidance on commissioning a patient-led NHS issued on 28th July by Sir Nigel Crisp will be defined; and how much was spent on them in the NHS financial year 2004-05.
(16555)
906
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment her Department has (a) made and (b) received of the productivity of diagnosis treatment centres.
(16585)
907
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the financial deficit was for the Peterborough and Stamford NHS Foundation Trust for the last financial year.
(15091)
908
Mr Kevan Jones (North Durham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much spare capacity she estimates will be required within the NHS to allow it to meet the Government's choice agenda.
(15141)
909
Mr Kevan Jones (North Durham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research her Department has commissioned to assess the amount of spare capacity within the NHS.
(15142)
910
Mr Kevan Jones (North Durham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of diagnostic scans in the NHS she expects will be carried out by independent sector providers by 2008.
(15143)
911
N
Mr Kevan Jones (North Durham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to her oral Answer of 12th July, Official Report, column 684, on MRI scans, what factors were taken into consideration when determining that (a) an extra 900,000 MRI scans would be purchased by 2008 and (b) a quarter of scans on the NHS would be carried out by the independent sector.
(15948)
912
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what her policy is on the provision of secure funding for a comprehensive pulmonary rehabilitation programme in (a) Birmingham, (b) Birmingham and the Black Country Strategic Health Authority area and (c) England.
(16390)
913
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people in Birmingham are living with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease; and what percentage of those people have access to pulmonary rehabilitation.
(16391)
914
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress has been made on the implementation of the National Institute for Clinical Excellence guidelines on the management of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in primary and secondary care in (a) Birmingham, (b) Birmingham and the Black Country Strategic Health Authority area and (c) England.
(16392)
915
Barbara Keeley (Worsley):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the rates of re-admission to hospitals were in (a) England and (b) Lancashire in each year since 1997.
(15096)
916
Susan Kramer (Richmond Park):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average cost was of an NHS dental check-up in each London borough in each year since 1997.
(15868)
917
Susan Kramer (Richmond Park):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people are registered with an NHS dentist in England, broken down by local authority area.
(15874)
918
Susan Kramer (Richmond Park):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will take steps to expand the number of places for graduate fast-track medical students; and if she will make a statement.
(15875)
919
Susan Kramer (Richmond Park):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS patients have paid privately for some portion of their diagnosis or treatment since 2000.
(15876)
920
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the allocated budget for the Patient and Public Involvement Resource Centre is for 2005-06; and if she will make a statement.
(16350)
921
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many multiple sclerosis sufferers have been treated with Aimspro on a trial basis; and what assessment has been made of the effects.
(15652)
922
N
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for what reasons the manufacturers of Aimspro have recently been instructed to stop supplying the drug to multiple sclerosis sufferers; and what assessment has been made of the effects.
(15653)
923
N
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate she has made of the numbers of (a) multiple sclerosis sufferers waiting to use and (b) prescribing general practitioners waiting to prescribe Aimspro.
(15654)
924
N
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will take urgent steps to resolve the issues which have led to the withdrawal of Aimspro from multiple sclerosis sufferers who have been receiving it on a trial basis.
(15655)
925
Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many single-handed GP practices there are in (a) England, (b) Greater London and (c) Edmonton; and if she will make a statement.
(16100)
926
Anne Main (St Albans):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what services are available for those with deafblind disabilities within Hertfordshire; and if she will make a statement.
(16227)
927
Anne Main (St Albans):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what intervenor services are supplied specifically to children affected with deafblind or similar disabilities within Hertfordshire; and if she will make a statement.
(16229)
928
Patrick Mercer (Newark):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions she has had with manufacturers to secure pandemic vaccine supplies against avian influenza.
(15420)
929
Patrick Mercer (Newark):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what measures she has taken to create strategic vaccine stockpiles to protect key emergency and healthcare workers at the onset of an avian influenza pandemic.
(15421)
930
Patrick Mercer (Newark):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what measures she has taken to identify an effective pandemic vaccine for avian influenza.
(15422)
931
Patrick Mercer (Newark):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what measures she has taken to ensure the shortest possible delay between the declaration of an avian influenza pandemic and the production of an effective vaccine.
(15423)
932
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessments her Department has made of the prevalence of undiagnosed hepatitis C in (a) the UK and (b) other European countries; and what assessment she has made of the capacity for treating hepatitis C.
(15720)
933
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment has been made of (a) the extent to which glutaraldefyde is used in the cleaning of medical equipment in the NHS, (b) the take-up of alternative sterilising agents and (c) the number of healthcare workers that have health problems as a result of exposure to glutaraldefyde.
(15722)
934
N
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what resources she has allocated to the pilots for the new NHS dental contract.
(14182)
935
N
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many pilots are taking place for the new NHS dental contract.
(14183)
936
N
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what limit she has set on the number of new patients an individual dental practice can take as part of the pilots for the new NHS dental contract.
(14184)
937
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether targets for pressure sore reduction were met in the last financial year.
(15203)
938
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, by how many the procurement staff establishment at the NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency is to be reduced; and what savings she estimates this will produce.
(15376)
939
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of progress against the NHS target for a five per cent. reduction in incidence of pressure sores per annum; what figures she has collected on the incidence of pressure sores since adoption of the target; and if she will make a statement.
(16567)
940
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether regulatory impact assessment was carried out on the Wave 2 Supply Chain Excellence Programme.
(16576)
941
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many new posts the purchasing hubs that are being set up by the NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency will create; whether the net result of these changes and the planned reduction in the complement of procured staff will represent a saving for the NHS in terms of (a) personnel costs and (b) administration; and if she will make a statement.
(16582)
942
Mr Andrew Pelling (Croydon Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what action is being taken to increase short-term capacity for maternity deliveries in hospitals in the South West London Strategic Health Authority area.
(15594)
943
Mr Andrew Pelling (Croydon Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the percentage change of investment in real terms in (a) mental health services and (b) health services as a whole was between 1999-2000 and 2002-03.
(16407)
944
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will list occasions since 1997 when highly contagious diseases have been identified in the UK as having originated abroad, broken down by country of origin.
(16704)
945
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will make a statement on her policy towards international co-operation to tackle contagion; if she will list the powers she holds to ban entry from named countries where outbreaks of disease occur; and what her policy is on repatriation of UK nationals from such countries during an outbreak.
(16705)
946
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what benefits for public health are anticipated from the EU regulation of nutrition and health claims made on foods (2003/0165 COM).
(15523)
947
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what criteria will be used to assess whether a brand name or trademark on a food product will be permitted under the proposed EU regulation of nutrition and health claims (2003/0165 COM).
(15524)
948
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when she expects to produce a full regulatory impact assessment for the regulation of nutrition and health claims made on foods (EU 2003/0165 COM).
(15525)
949
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the likely impact of the EU regulation of health claims and nutrition (2003/0165 COM) on endorsements of health food products by doctors and other health care professionals.
(15526)
950
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps her Department is taking to increase public awareness of the danger of skin cancer caused by excess exposure to sunlight.
(16084)
951
Paul Rowen (Rochdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether she intends to follow the recommendations of the Select Committee on Science and Technology's Fifth Report and create a new Human Genetics, Fertility and Tissue Commission.
(15282)
952
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St Edmunds):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much was spent by Suffolk West Primary Care Trust on salaries and wages for (a) general and senior managers, (b) nurses and midwives and (c) administrative and cleric staff in each of the last five financial years.
(15097)
953
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St Edmunds):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average waiting time in hospitals within the Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire Strategic Health Authority for a person referred by a general practitioner to see a hospital consultant was in each of the last four years.
(15125)
954
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St Edmunds):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many GP appointments were missed by patients in (a) Suffolk, (b) West Suffolk Hospitals NHS Trust, (c) West Suffolk Primary Care Trust and (d) Central Suffolk Primary Care Trust in each of the last five years.
(15129)
955
Ms Angela C. Smith (Sheffield, Hillsborough):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) referrals, (b) provisional listings and (c) confirmed listings have been made to the (i) Protection of Children Act and (ii) Protection of Vulnerable Adults list since it was established.
(15504)
956
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many dental practices in Castle Point have (a) opened and (b) closed since 1997.
(15472)
957
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many community pharmacies in Castle Point have (a) opened and (b) closed since 1997.
(15592)
958
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people from Castle Point have given blood in each of the last five years for which figures are available.
(15593)
959
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average waiting time for a hip replacement was in the Castle Point and Rochford Primary Care Trust in each of the last five years.
(15599)
960
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will establish an inquiry into the care of elderly inpatients in the NHS.
(15600)
961
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many nurses are employed in the Essex Health Authority area on (a) permanent and (b) temporary contracts.
(15601)
962
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many general practitioners there are in (a) Castle Point and (b) Canvey Island; and what estimate she has made of the likely number of retirements over the next five years.
(15602)
963
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much NHS funding will be made available to Little Havens Children's Hospice in (a) 2005-06 and (b) 2006-07.
(15603)
964
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many babies had to be moved between hospitals to access a special care baby unit in the Essex Health Authority area in each of the last five years.
(15604)
965
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many diagnostic scans were carried out in the Essex Health Authority area in each of the last five years.
(15605)
966
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average waiting time was between general practitioner referral and hospital treatment in the (a) Essex Health Authority area and (b) Castle Point and Rochford Primary Care Trust in the last period for which figures are available.
(15606)
967
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people (a) requested and (b) received an appointment to see a general practitioner within 48 hours in the Castle Point and Rochford Primary Care Trust in the last 12 months.
(15607)
968
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average waiting time was for an appointment to see a general practitioner (a) in the Castle Point and Rochford Primary Care Trust and (b) for Canvey Island general practitioners in the last period for which figures are available.
(15608)
969
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people were treated by accident and emergency departments in (a) Essex, (b) the Southend on Sea Hospital Trust and (c) the Basildon Hospital Trust in the last 12 months.
(15609)
970
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much funding has been made available for neonatal care in the Essex Health Authority area in each of the last five years.
(15610)
971
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the total cost was to the Castle Point and Rochford Primary Care Trust of providing out-of-hours care to patients in each of the last five years.
(15611)
972
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the staffing level against establishment in the dental workforce in (a) Essex and (b) Castle Point and Rochford Primary Care Trust in the last 12 months.
(15612)
973
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) residential and (b) inpatient specialist drug treatment rehabilitation places are available in Essex.
(15613)
974
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many physiotherapists were employed by the NHS in Essex in 2004-05.
(15614)
975
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many junior physiotherapy posts were (a) established and (b) staffed in the NHS in Essex in the last 12 months.
(15615)
976
Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the financial outturn for each primary care trust in England was in 2004-05; and if she will make a statement.
(16583)
977
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much H5N1 vaccine is to be stockpiled in London; and if she will make a statement.
(15138)
978
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many cases of headlice in school children in London there were in each year since 1997.
(15439)
979
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what (a) advice and (b) resources her Department is giving to London health authorities to prepare for a potential avian influenza epidemic; and if she will make a statement.
(15729)
980
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many meals on wheels were distributed in each London borough in each year since 1997; what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the fair access to social care initiative; and if she will make a statement.
(15815)
981
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the range and adequacy of maternity services in London; and if she will make a statement.
(15824)
982
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will allocate further resources to encourage people in London to give blood.
(15828)
983
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many ophthalmic opticians there were in each London health authority in each year since 1997.
(15839)
984
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will list the websites that come under her Department's responsibility; what the cost was of each in the last year for which figures are available; and how many visitors there were to each site in that year.
(15903)
985
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the latest financial position is of each (a) London health authority and (b) London primary care trust.
(16037)
986
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average waiting time for those referred for treatment by GPs in (a) each London primary care trust and (b) each London health authority was in each year since 1997.
(16225)
987
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps the Government is taking to reduce the number of children and teenagers who smoke.
(16351)
988
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many qualified doctors in England are unemployed; and how many vacancies there are for newly qualified doctors in England.
(16573)
989
Mr Ben Wallace (Lancaster & Wyre):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans she has to reform the E111 scheme.
(15051)
990
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the cost to the NHS of implementation of the Hazardous Waste Regulations 2005.
(15710)
991
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, on how many cases of adverse effects related to aspartame consumption her Department has received representations since 1983.
(16016)
992
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what independent research was (a) carried out and (b) evaluated by the Government before the approval of aspartame for human consumption in the UK; and what research evaluated by the Government was commissioned and funded by the sweetener industry.
(16017)
993
Stephen Williams (Bristol West):To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidelines her Department has issued to hospitals regarding the maximum temperature allowed on wards for the welfare of staff and the comfort of patients.
(16353)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
994
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the level of violent crimes in Southend has been in each year since 1995.
(15354)
995
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much money seized as a result of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 was invested in (a) Southend and (b) Essex Police in each year of its operation; and if he will make a statement.
(16591)
996
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much money has been seized as a result of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (a) in total and (b) from drug-related cases in (i) Southend, (ii) Essex and (iii) the Metropolitan Police area of London.
(16592)
997
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the value of the illegal drugs trade in (a) Southend, (b) Essex and (c) the Metropolitan Police area of London in the past 15 years.
(16593)
998
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on current levels of (a) violent crime, (b) car crime, (c) sexual crime, (d) burglary and (e) robbery in Southend West constituency.
(16594)
999
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on current detection rates of (a) violent crime, (b) car crime, (c) sexual crime, (d) burglary and (e) robbery in Southend West constituency.
(16595)
1000
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police community support officers there are in Southend; what plans there are to change these numbers; and if he will make a statement.
(16596)
1001
Mr Ian Austin (Dudley North):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much funding was allocated to police services in (a) Dudley North and (b) the Borough of Dudley in each year since 1997.
(15384)
1002
Mr Ian Austin (Dudley North):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police community support officers have been introduced in (a) Dudley North and (b) the Borough of Dudley; and what assessment he has made of the impact on crime and anti-social behaviour.
(15385)
1003
Mr Ian Austin (Dudley North):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police officers there were in (a) Dudley North and (b) the Borough of Dudley in each year since 1997.
(15386)
1004
Mr Ian Austin (Dudley North):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the likely role of new generation Terahertz scanners in detecting potential bomb attacks.
(15411)
1005
Mr Ian Austin (Dudley North):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what funding his Department has allocated to research into the use of ion mobility spectrometers to detect minute particles of explosives in public places in each of the last five years.
(15412)
1006
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many ex-prisioners are members of independent monitoring boards.
(16361)
1007
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much money the Prison Service has paid out in (a) out-of-court settlements and (b) other compensation for complaints of assault brought by inmates against staff in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement.
(16362)
1008
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many registered informants there are in the Prison Estate.
(16363)
1009
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment he has made of the work of prison chaplaincy teams; and if he will make a statement.
(16364)
1010
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the criteria are for the determination of whether (a) a formal and (b) an informal investigation is to be undertaken for disciplinary matters within the Prison Service; how many (i) formal and (ii) informal investigations have been undertaken into (A) prison governors, (B) prison officers and (C) other Prison Service staff in each year since 1997, broken down by allegation type; and if he will make a statement.
(16365)
1011
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the instances since 2001 when prison governors have been found (a) with drugs and (b) inappropriately using the internet, and for each indicate (i) how long the investigation lasted, (ii) what disciplinary action was taken and (iii) on what basis the investigation was conducted.
(16366)
1012
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many members of Prison Service staff have been (a) reinstated to posts within the service and (b) compensated but not reinstated following successful industrial tribunal appeals where the appellant has been proved to have been dismissed unfairly since 1997; and if he will make a statement.
(16367)
1013
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prison (a) governors, (b) governor/manager grade staff and (c) prison officers have been (i) found with or (ii) investigated for drugs at each prison since 1997; and if he will make a statement.
(16368)
1014
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the reconviction rate has been in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement.
(16369)
1015
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of prison sentences handed down in (a) 1992, (b) 1997, (c) 2001 and (d) 2004 were for (i) six months or less, (ii) three months or less and (iii) five weeks or less; and if he will make a statement.
(16370)
1016
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what quantity of drugs have been seized in each London prison from (a) prisoners, (b) visitors, (c) prison governors, (d) officers and (e) other staff in each month of 2005; what quantity of drugs has been found in each London prison thrown over the wall in each month; and if he will make a statement.
(16371)
1017
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment he has made of the extent of drugs being (a) taken into prisons by (i) prisoners, (ii) visitors, (iii) governors, (iv) officers and (v) other staff and (b) thrown over prison walls; and if he will make a statement.
(16372)
1018
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the performance of each independent monitoring board; and if he will make a statement.
(16373)
1019
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, by what criteria former members of independent monitoring boards (IMB) are invited to participate in the IMB Secretariat's Leaving Survey Questionnaire; and if he will make a statement.
(16374)
1020
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many deaths have occurred in police custody in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(16375)
1021
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the number of criminal prosecutions that have resulted from arrests made under section 41 of the Terrorism Act 2000.
(16376)
1022
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many complaints have been made against members of independent monitoring boards (IMB) by (a) prison governors, (b) prison officers, (c) fellow IMB members, (d) inmates and (e) others in each year since 1997; what the average length of time taken investigating such complaints has been; how many disciplinary actions have been taken, broken down by outcome; what the average cost of such investigations has been; and if he will make a statement.
(16377)
1023
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the efficiency and effectiveness of the independent monitoring board's secretariat; and if he will make a statement.
(16378)
1024
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the cost of changing the recruitment process for the appointment of independent monitoring board members; and if he will make a statement.
(16379)
1025
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the size is of the independent monitoring board for each (a) prison and (b) Immigration Removal Centre establishment; what the membership is of each board; and if he will make a statement.
(16380)
1026
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many current independent monitoring board members have served (a) less than one year, (b) between one and three years and (c) more than three years; and if he will make a statement.
(16381)
1027
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications were submitted to join the independent monitoring board for each prison and immigration removal centre establishment in each of the last five years; what proportion were successful; and if he will make a statement.
(16382)
1028
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the independence of the independent monitoring board's work; and if he will make a statement.
(16383)
1029
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on staff corruption in the Prison Service.
(16384)
1030
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what resources the Prison Service has given for the detection and investigation of staff corruption in each of the last five years.
(16385)
1031
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on informant handling and the use of informers in the Prison Service.
(16386)
1032
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he plans to publish the Surveillance Commissioners' report into informant handling and the use of informers prepared for the Prison Service in 2005.
(16387)
1033
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the role of Prison Service area intelligence officers.
(16388)
1034
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the appropriateness of the fast-tracking of asylum applications from Darfuri citizens.
(15028)
1035
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the appropriateness of the fast-tracking of asylum applications from torture victims.
(15029)
1036
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what his Department's procedure is for fast-tracking asylum applications from Darfuri citizens.
(15030)
1037
John Bercow (Buckingham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Darfuri asylum seekers whose applications are being fast-tracked are being detained.
(15031)
1038
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of prisoners in custody is represented by (a) foreign nationals, (b) those with limited or no command of English, (c) those from ethnic minorities, (d) those classed as vulnerable and (e) those with special needs; and if he will make a statement on provision for those groups.
(16529)
1039
Peter Bottomley (Worthing West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Zimbabweans have been removed to (a) Zimbabwe and (b) Malawi in each of the past six months.
(15870)
1040
Peter Bottomley (Worthing West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Zimbabweans have (a) applied for asylum in the UK and (b) been granted asylum in each of the past six months.
(15871)
1041
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the costs to the criminal justice system of providing support services for adults who have previously been in care in the last year for which figures are available.
(15711)
1042
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions he has had with representatives of the shipping industry on the implementation of the identity card scheme.
(15295)
1043
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether British seafarers possessing an international biometric identity card will also be required to purchase a UK identity card; what assessment the Government has made of the effects of the overlap of these two schemes; and if he will make a statement.
(15296)
1044
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions he has had with representatives of people with (a) facial disfigurements, (b) learning disabilities and (c) other vulnerable groups on the implications of the identity card scheme.
(16729)
1045
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on consultation undertaken regarding the appropriateness of jury trial for all cases.
(16472)
1046
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the work of the Criminal Justice Council.
(16473)
1047
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the National Criminal Justice Board in providing direction for the criminal justice system.
(16474)
1048
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the validation process for individual claims for compensation from claimants alleging historical sex abuse.
(16475)
1049
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress is being made in developing the Impact Nominal Index; and if he will make a statement.
(16476)
1050
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the Impact Nominal Index will form part of the planned national information and intelligence sharing programme, IMPACT.
(16477)
1051
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the use of polygraph tests in historical sex abuse investigations.
(16479)
1052
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how he plans to ensure that the introduction of the National Offender Management Service will achieve its aims of reducing re-offending and increasing public confidence.
(16480)
1053
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the validation process for claimants of compensation alleging historical sex abuse include (a) proof under oath, affirmation or equivalent, (b) the opportunity to challenge the account given by the claimant and (c) the opportunity for parties to tender witnesses and documents supporting or challenging the claimant's account.
(16690)
1054
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on what date the physical evidence gathering protocol was introduced; and if he will make a statement.
(16857)
1055
Mr Ian Davidson (Glasgow South West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list contractors based in other EU member states that are providing services to his Department.
(15455)
1056
Mr Ian Davidson (Glasgow South West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether it is his policy that mutual recognition and approximation of laws as provided for in Articles III-269 and III-270 of the Treaty Establishing a Constitution for Europe could be agreed without ratification of the Treaty.
(15466)
1057
Mr Ian Davidson (Glasgow South West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what competent authorities in the UK would fall under the remit of the standing committee on internal security created in Article III-261 of the Treaty Establishing a Constitution for Europe, should the Constitution be ratified.
(15476)
1058
Mrs Nadine Dorries (Mid Bedfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many full-time equivalent special constables there have been in Bedfordshire Police in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement.
(16614)
1059
N
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been stopped and issued with a Rec. 61 form in each local authority, broken down by ethnicity.
(15017)
1060
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to ensure that private finance initiative projects for which his Department is responsible create the minimum of environmental damage.
(16182)
1061
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment his Department has made of the (a) sustainability and (b) environmental impacts of private finance initiative (PFI) projects within his Department; and what assessment has been made of the effectiveness of the PFI process in delivering environmentally sustainable projects.
(16183)
1062
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to make private finance initiative contracts for which his Department is responsible more accountable and transparent in terms of environmental sustainability.
(16184)
1063
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what targets he has set for improving energy efficiency in his Department; and what measures are in place to achieve these targets.
(16185)
1064
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of electricity used by buildings in (a) his Department and (b) its agencies have come from renewable sources in each year since 1997.
(16186)
1065
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much (a) his Department and (b) its agencies spent on (i) electricity and (ii) water and sewerage services in each year from 1997.
(16187)
1066
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what change there was in (a) road transport vehicle carbon dioxide emissions and (b) single occupancy car commuting in his Department in (i) 2003-04 and (ii) 2004-05.
(16188)
1067
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what change there was in water consumption by his Department between 2002 and 31st March 2005.
(16189)
1068
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, at which non-office sites on the Department's estate he has identified opportunities for significant water savings.
(16190)
1069
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what parts of the Department's estate will not be covered by the commitments set out in the Framework for Sustainable Development on the Government Estate.
(16191)
1070
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what work his Department's Green Minister has undertaken in the last three months in an official capacity in that role; and what meetings that Minister has attended in the last 12 months.
(16192)
1071
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the meetings at which his Department has been represented on the delivery of sustainable development across Government as co-ordinated by the Ministerial Sub-committee of Green Ministers.
(16193)
1072
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress has been made on his Department's Sustainable Development Strategy.
(16194)
1073
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what he has identified as the most significant sustainable development impacts in relation to the operation of his Department's estate pursuant to the Framework for Sustainable Development on the Government Estate.
(16195)
1074
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps have been taken by his Department to review its arrangements for public reporting of its sustainable development impacts.
(16196)
1075
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what arrangements his Department has in place to report publicly on its key sustainable development impacts.
(16197)
1076
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what total floor space area of building is owned and leased by (a) his Department and (b) its agencies.
(16198)
1077
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many video conferencing units are installed in (a) the Department and (b) each agency of the Department; what percentage of offices have these facilities in each case; and what plans there are to increase the number.
(16199)
1078
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what percentage of (a) paper for printed publications and (b) copying paper used by the Department in (i) 2003-04 and (ii) 2004-05 was from recycled sources; and how much post-consumer waste this paper contained.
(16200)
1079
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what measures he has put in place to ensure that his Department meets the quick win targets set by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to ensure that all (a) copying paper bought by the Department is 100 per cent. recycled with a minimum of 75 per cent. post-consumer waste content and (b) paper for printed publications bought by the Department is 60 per cent. recycled of which a minimum is 75 per cent. post-consumer waste.
(16201)
1080
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the sites in his Department which are included in the Watermark project.
(16202)
1081
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the Department's main suppliers of (a) copier paper, (b) stationery, (c) envelopes and (d) paper for reports; and what (i) the name of each paper used and (ii) the recycled and post-consumer recycled content of each paper is.
(16203)
1082
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what remit relating to sustainable development is (a) required and (b) undertaken by bodies for which his Department is responsible; and if he will make a statement.
(16313)
1083
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made (a) of the environmental impact and (b) against sustainable development criteria of the bids made for contracts awarded by his Department; who makes such an assessment; and whether these assessments are published.
(16314)
1084
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether his Department's procurement policy includes timber used on and in the construction of departmental building projects; and if he will make a statement.
(16315)
1085
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the refurbishment projects that (a) are in progress and (b) that will start in the next six months; what action is being taken to ensure that these will procure timber from legal and sustainable sources; and whether guidance will be issued to contractors on each of these projects to ensure that the timber used on site during refurbishment also comes from legal and sustainable sources.
(16316)
1086
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans his Department has to fund the maintenance of the Central Point of Expertise on Timber.
(16317)
1087
Paul Flynn (Newport West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many submissions were received (a) in favour and (b) against the reclassification of magic mushrooms prior to the Drugs Act 2005 being passed.
(16481)
1088
Paul Flynn (Newport West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment he has made of progress towards the target of halving drug use, stated in Tackling Drugs to build a Better Britain.
(16483)
1089
Paul Flynn (Newport West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the prison population of England and Wales is per 100,000 population.
(16586)
1090
Mr Eric Forth (Bromley & Chislehurst):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he expects to reply to the Question tabled by the Right honourable Member for Bromley and Chislehurst, ref 11971, to the Prime Minister, transferred to his Department on 12th July.
(16397)
1091
Mr David Gauke (South West Hertfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many persons who have been granted British citizenship since 1st January 2000 had, prior to the granting of British citizenship, been (a) found guilty of a criminal offence by a court in the United Kingdom and (b) sentenced to a custodial sentence by a court in the United Kingdom.
(16346)
1092
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the total costs are to date of the investigation, detention and hearings related to the two trials of Faryadi Zardad, broken down by (a) legal aid support, (b) police costs, (c) benefits, (d) custody costs, (e) trial costs and (f) other costs.
(15052)
1093
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much money has been spent on the National Offender Management Service since its inception.
(15622)
1094
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Home Office officials have been (a) seconded and (b) moved to the National Offender Management Service.
(15623)
1095
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the Sheppey Improvement Process was assessed; and by whom.
(15624)
1096
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, where the position of the Chief Executive of the National Offender Management Service is to be advertised; when it will be advertised; and what level of seniority the post will be.
(15625)
1097
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been (a) seconded and (b) recruited from outside his Department to the National Offender Management Service.
(15626)
1098
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has for further market testing within the Prison Service.
(15627)
1099
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to review the arrangements at Yarlswood Detention Centre, with particular reference to children being held there.
(16345)
1100
Helen Goodman (Bishop Auckland):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress has been made towards the implementation of the Government's Programme of Action in response to the Insurance Cover Working Group report on Research into Insurance Cover for the voluntary and community sector in England; how many times the Insurance Cover Working Group has met since the publication of the Programme of Action; and what plans the group has for further meetings.
(16214)
1101
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 30th June, Official Report, column 1672W, on Private Finance Initiative, what the total value is of assets and liabilities for each of the listed private finance initiatives and public private partnerships that are recorded on the Government Balance Sheet.
(16121)
1102
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 30th June, Official Report, column 1672W, on Private Finance Initiative, what proportion of assets and liabilities for each of the listed private finance initiatives and public private partnerships is recorded on the Government Balance Sheet.
(16126)
1103
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he will answer the Question from the honourable Member for Portsmouth South, dated 19th May, reference 330.
(15865)
1104
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police community support officers there are in each London borough.
(16222)
1105
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police officers there were in each London borough on 5th May.
(16328)
1106
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on levels of (a) violent crime, (b) sexual crime, (c) car crime, (d) robbery and (e) burglary in the Forest of Dean constituency.
(15762)
1107
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on detection rates of (a) violent crime, (b) sexual crime, (c) car crime, (d) robbery and (e) burglary in the Forest of Dean constituency.
(15763)
1108
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the development of the European Public Prosecutor in the European Enforcement Order as set out in 2005/C 150/01 of Official Journal C150, vol 48, of 21st June 2005, Article 7.
(15906)
1109
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the list of terrorist organisations to be recognised, in relation to the European Enforcement Order as set out in 2005/C 150/01 of Official Journal C150, vol 48, of 21st June 2005, Article 7.
(15907)
1110
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement, in the context of the European Enforcement Order as set out in 2005/C 150/01 of Official Journal C150, vol 48, of 21st June 2005, on the relationship between this Order and the European Arrest Warrant.
(15908)
1111
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the central administrative authority to be designated for the UK in relation to the European Enforcement Order as set out in 2005/C 150/01 of Official Journal C150, vol 48, of 21st June 2005.
(15909)
1112
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the treaty basis is for those elements of the EU borders agency FRONTEX that have been established.
(15911)
1113
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the application of the Schengen terms to (a) Romania and (b) Bulgaria.
(15921)
1114
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the criminalisation of unlawful residence in relation to the European Enforcement Order as set out in 2005/C 150.01 of Official Journal C150, vol 48, of 21st June.
(16092)
1115
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the mechanism for determining the nature of the prison regime to be used in relation to the European Enforcement Order as set out in 2005/C 150.01 of Official Journal C150, vol 48, of 21st June.
(16094)
1116
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the right of appeal in relation to the European Enforcement Order as set out in 2005/C 150.01 of Official Journal C150, vol 48, of 21st June; what grounds exist; what higher system of appeal exists; what timescale is permitted; and what legal aid is available.
(16096)
1117
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list each element of the Schengen Acquis to which the UK has acceded, with the (a) dates of accession and (b) the date on which this was notified to Parliament in each case.
(16120)
1118
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on cases involving xenophobia in relation to the European Enforcement Order as set out in 2005/C 150/01 of Official Journal C150 vol 48 of 21st June, Article 7.
(16327)
1119
Mr Jimmy Hood (Lanark and Hamilton East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will estimate how many people undertook voluntary work in (a) the UK and (b) Scotland in each year between 1997 and 2005; and if he will make a statement.
(15485)
1120
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what measures he has taken to prevent drug abuse in prisons amongst (a) staff and (b) inmates; and if he will make a statement.
(16549)
1121
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) prison staff, (b) prison governors and (c) other prison staff have been disciplined for drugs (i) possession and (ii) usage in each year since 1997.
(16550)
1122
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what sanctions are taken against visitors to prison inmates who are found (a) to be in possession of prohibited substances and (b) dealing in prohibited substances; and if he will make a statement.
(16551)
1123
Mr Eric Illsley (Barnsley Central):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he expects to publish the revised draft of the Acquisition and Disclosure of Communication Data Code of Practice.
(15779)
1124
Mr Eric Illsley (Barnsley Central):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the option for a clearing house model is being considered in respect of the Acquisition and Disclosure of Communication Data Draft Code of Practice; whether such a model will be included in the revised draft; and if he will make a statement.
(15780)
1125
Mr Michael Jack (Fylde):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to develop a unified scheme for recording crime statistics.
(15740)
1126
Mr David Jones (Clwyd West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance is given to police forces as to the circumstances in which clear-up forms should be used.
(16519)
1127
Mr David Jones (Clwyd West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what criteria are to be observed by police forces in respect of the design of officers' uniforms.
(16520)
1128
Mr Sadiq Khan (Tooting):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, in how many cases suspects detained under the Terrorism Act 2000 (Schedule 8 as amended by section 306 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003) have been released due to there being insufficient time to analyse (a) computer hard drives and (b) telephone records.
(16734)
1129
Mr Sadiq Khan (Tooting):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) arrests, (b) charges and (c) convictions were made for terrorist-related offences after a warrant had been executed under (i) the Terrorism Act 2000 and (ii) the Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001.
(16735)
1130
Mr Sadiq Khan (Tooting):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, in how many cases a suspect has been released before the maximum 14 days under the Terrorism Act 2000 (Schedule 8, as amended by section 306 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003) and then rearrested once heavily-encrypted computer data connected with the case has been decrypted.
(16736)
1131
Mr Sadiq Khan (Tooting):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people who have been stopped and searched under the Terrorism Act 2000 have subsequently been (a) arrested, (b) charged with and (c) convicted of terrorist-related offences, broken down by (i) year, (ii) gender, (iii) ethnicity and (iv) religion.
(16737)
1132
Mr Sadiq Khan (Tooting):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been (a) arrested, (b) charged and (c) convicted under the Anti-Terrorism Crime and Security Act 2001, broken down by (i) year, (ii) gender, (iii) ethnicity and (iv) religion.
(16738)
1133
Mr Sadiq Khan (Tooting):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been (a) arrested, (b) charged and (c) convicted under the Terrorism Act 2000, broken down by (i) year, (ii) gender, (iii) ethnicity and (iv) religion.
(16739)
1134
Mr Sadiq Khan (Tooting):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many instances of stop and search there have been under section 44 of the Terrorism Act 2000, broken down by (a) city, (b) year, (c) gender, (d) ethnicity and (e) religion.
(16740)
1135
Mr Sadiq Khan (Tooting):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been re-arrested for a terrorist-related offence having previously been released before the 14 days' expiration under the Terrorism Act 2000 (Schedule 8, as amended by section 306 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003), broken down by (a) year, (b) gender, (c) ethnicity and (d) religion.
(16741)
1136
Mr Sadiq Khan (Tooting):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been (a) detained, (b) released and (c) charged within the first seven days of arrest under the Terrorism Act 2000 (Schedule 8, as amended by section 306 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003) broken down by (i) year, (ii) gender, (iii) ethnicity and (iv) religion.
(16742)
1137
Mr Sadiq Khan (Tooting):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people detained for more than seven days under the Terrorism Act 2000 (Schedule 8, as amended by section 306 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003) have been (a) charged and (b) released without charge, broken down by (i) year, (ii) gender, (iii) ethnicity and (iv) religion.
(16743)
1138
Mr Sadiq Khan (Tooting):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, in how many cases suspects detained under the Terrorism Act 2000 (Schedule 8, as amended by section 306 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003) have been released due to there being insufficient time to decrypt heavily-encrypted computer data.
(16744)
1139
Mr Sadiq Khan (Tooting):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been detained for more than seven days under the Terrorism Act 2000 (Schedule 8, as amended by section 306 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003).
(16745)
1140
Susan Kramer (Richmond Park):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many dogs have been reported missing or stolen in England in each year since 2000, broken down by borough.
(15880)
1141
Susan Kramer (Richmond Park):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been stopped and issued with Rec.61 forms by Richmond and Kingston police, broken down by (a) ethnicity and (b) police station; and if he will make a statement.
(15881)
1142
Susan Kramer (Richmond Park):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to review section 30 of the Anti-social Behaviour Act 2003.
(15882)
1143
Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many qualified adjudication officers have been employed in the Immigration Department in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement.
(16098)
1144
Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many crimes were committed in the most recent year for which figures are available in (a) England and Wales, (b) Greater London and (c) Edmonton according to (i) the Crime Survey and (ii) crime statistics; and if he will make a statement.
(16099)
1145
Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what (a) legal and (b) administrative action has been taken against (i) individuals and (ii) organisations proscribed under the Terrorism Act 2000 in each year since its implementation; and if he will make a statement.
(16108)
1146
Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police officers have been seconded from each individual constabulary in England and Wales to the Metropolitan Police to assist with their investigations into the bombings and attempted bombings in London in July.
(16349)
1147
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reason his Department does not keep the figures for prosecutions in the event of an anti-social behaviour order being breached.
(15938)
1148
Anne Main (St Albans):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many non-governmental voluntary bodies within (a) England and (b) Hertfordshire are included in the implementation of drug treatment testing orders and drug rehabilitation requirement.
(16228)
1149
Anne Main (St Albans):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the ratio of staff to offenders in the Hertfordshire probation area in 2003-04 was.
(16231)
1150
Anne Main (St Albans):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the reoffending rate of offenders within the Hertfordshire probation area was in 2004-05.
(16232)
1151
Anne Main (St Albans):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the expenditure on staffing in the Hertfordshire probation area in 2004-05 was.
(16233)
1152
Mr Chris Mullin (Sunderland South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he expects to respond to the letter of 17th June from the honourable Member for Sunderland South regarding Gholameza Mohtashami Tootkabori (ref: T1019249).
(15151)
1153
Mr Chris Mullin (Sunderland South):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what response he has made to letters from Mr Clive Stafford Smith dated 15th May and 28th June regarding UK residents detained in Guantanamo Bay; and if he will place a copy in the Library.
(15884)
1154
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the progress on work in standardising court diversion schemes for the mentally ill as set out in the Government's reply to the eleventh report of the Joint Committee on Human Rights of 2004-05, on Deaths in Custody.
(15360)
1155
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many offenders were recalled to prison as a result of breach of a post-custody licence in each of the last five years; and what proportion in each year was recalled for (a) violations of their licence and (b) fresh offences.
(15361)
1156
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent estimate he has made of the number of individuals recalled to custody who have received a dossier detailing their recall within (a) one week, (b) two weeks and (c) one month.
(15362)
1157
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent estimate he has made of the average time it takes the prison receiving a recalled prisoner to be given that individual's sentence planning information and risk assessment details; and whether there is a target for them to do so.
(15363)
1158
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many foreign national prisioners were being held in each prison in England and Wales awaiting deportation after the expiry of their sentence on 30th June.
(15364)
1159
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the National Offender Management Information System will systematically collect (a) data on individual prisoners' children under the age of 18 years, including their age and (b) the care arrangements for each child.
(15365)
1160
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many of the annual reports submitted to him by independent monitoring boards in the last 12 months have raised concerns that prisoners are arriving from the courts too late in the day to provide an adequate first night in custody service; and if he will make a statement.
(15366)
1161
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many individuals have been (a) prosecuted and (b) convicted under the Mobile Telephones (Reprogramming) Act 2002.
(15367)
1162
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many requests were made by (a) the Metropolitan Police and (b) the National Criminal Intelligence Service to communications providers (CSPs) for the disclosure of communications traffic data in 2004, broken down by CSP; and how much was paid to the relevant companies for providing this data.
(15368)
1163
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) civil servants, (b) public sector secondees, (c) private sector secondees and (d) consultants are (i) employed by the identity cards programme team and (ii) otherwise employed on the identity cards project.
(15369)
1164
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 12th July, Official Report, columns 913-4W, on passports, what estimate he has made of the (a) costs and (b) effects of each of the measures being taken under the UK Passport Services' anti-fraud programme.
(15505)
1165
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 12th July, Official Report, column 913W, on passports, what disadvantages for British passport holders he expects would be incurred if the Government chooses not to mirror the EU Directive on the fingerprinting of passport applicants; and if he will make a statement.
(15517)
1166
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the IMPACT system will be operational; and what assessment he has made of progress towards the target date of March 2007.
(16027)
1167
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much has been spent on the IMPACT programme to date; and what the projected total cost of the programme is.
(16028)
1168
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what decision has been reached in relation to whether the IMPACT system will contain unevaluated information and intelligence in addition to evaluated intelligence; and what assessment he has made of the implications of each option in terms of (a) cost and (b) the timescale of the project.
(16029)
1169
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he expects the business case for the IMPACT programme to be (a) completed and (b) published.
(16030)
1170
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the cost of constructing a 2,000-bed prison.
(16031)
1171
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much was claimed in (a) taxi fares and (b) hotel bills by the head of the Anti-Social Behaviour Unit in the last financial year.
(16032)
1172
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much has been spent to date on establishing regional offender managers as part of the National Offender Management Service.
(16033)
1173
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what mechanisms exist for prisoners to appeal against the decisions of independent adjudicators on prison discipline in relation to (a) findings of guilt and (b) punishments awarded; what plans he has to amend the existing appeal procedures; and if he will make a statement.
(16034)
1174
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average length of time was between each death in prison custody initially assessed as self-inflicted and the opening of the inquest into that death in each of the last five years; and in how many cases there was a delay of more than one year.
(16035)
1175
Mr Andrew Pelling (Croydon Central):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what provision there is for a discount for those from less well-off families to pay the £500 premium for an indefinite leave to remain in the UK stamp to be placed in a new passport.
(15597)
1176
Mr Andrew Pelling (Croydon Central):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to ensure that police community consultative groups are independent and effective critical friends of police services.
(16418)
1177
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on UK participation in Schengen Information System II.
(16066)
1178
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list (a) UK and (b) EU (i) initiatives, (ii) programmes and (iii) laws under discussion concerning improper use of the internet.
(16067)
1179
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list individuals subject to an EU travel ban who have entered UK territory in the last three years.
(16072)
1180
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on how many occasions since 1st May 1997 visas have been granted to religious representatives; what mechanisms are in place for the coordination of information between countries in this matter; and if he will make a statement.
(16074)
1181
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on how many occasions since 1st May 1997 visas have been refused to religious representatives on grounds of their being likely to incite racial hatred.
(16075)
1182
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment his Department has made of the proportion of crime undertaken as a direct consequence of drug addiction; and if he will make a statement.
(16701)
1183
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list offences committed in the UK in 2004 by persons holding diplomatic immunity, broken down by nationality.
(16702)
1184
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether police officers outside London have operated a shoot-to-kill policy since 1997, with particular reference to armed officers operating in (a) Hertfordshire and the (b) Hemel Hempstead constituency.
(16706)
1185
Mr Alan Reid (Argyll and Bute):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on what basis the fees charged for transferring indefinite leave to remain stamps (No Time Limit) from former to current passports of citizens of other countries living in the United Kingdom for (a) the standard service and (b) the same-day premium service were set.
(16860)
1186
Angus Robertson (Moray):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many meetings of the (a) EU Committee on the introduction of a uniform format for visas, (b) EU Committee for the implementation of the Community action programme on preventive measures to fight violence against children, young persons and women (Daphne) and (c) EU Committee for the European Refugee Fund are planned for the UK presidency of the EU; who will be presiding over each meeting; which other UK representatives will be present; what provision is in place for representation of the devolved governments; and if he will make a statement.
(16462)
1187
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St Edmunds):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum seekers have been housed in (a) the East of England, (b) Suffolk, (c) the constituency of Bury St Edmunds and (d) each local authority area in Suffolk in each of the last seven years.
(15122)
1188
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St Edmunds):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many units of council accommodation his Department has reserved in each local authority area in Suffolk for asylum seekers; for what period; and how many are vacant.
(15123)
1189
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St Edmunds):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many defendants were (a) convicted and (b) not convicted in the Suffolk constabulary area in each of the last eight years.
(15127)
1190
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much money has been seized as a result of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (a) in total and (b) from drug-related cases in (i) Huddersfield, (ii) Yorkshire and (iii) England.
(16286)
1191
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the value of the illegal drugs trade in (a) Huddersfield, (b) Yorkshire and (c) England in the past 10 years.
(16287)
1192
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much money seized as a result of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 was invested in local police forces in each year of its operation; and if he will make a statement.
(16288)
1193
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations he has received from the manufacturers of airsoft guns on adapting to the provisions of the Violent Crime Reduction Bill.
(16292)
1194
Mr John Spellar (Warley):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress has been made by the Security Industry Authority in regulating and licensing operations in the wheel clamping industry.
(15161)
1195
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which (a) non-departmental public bodies and (b) executive agencies within the remit of his Department have regional offices based on the Government Offices for the Regions' regional structure; and when the regional offices were established in each case.
(15193)
1196
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what regional (a) bodies, (b) institutions, (c) taskforces, (d) panels, (e) offices and (f) organisations have been established since May 1997 which are the responsibility of his Department.
(15194)
1197
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many anti-social behaviour orders have been levied by each local authority since their introduction.
(15208)
1198
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many recorded offences of (a) violence against the person, (b) sexual offences, (c) robberies, (d) burglaries, (e) theft of a vehicle, (f) theft from a vehicle there were in (i) Birmingham and (ii) Solihull crime and disorder reduction partnership areas, in each year since 1998.
(15209)
1199
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the crime detection rates for (a) violence against the person, (b) sexual offences, (c) robberies, (d) burglaries, (e) theft of a vehicle and (f) theft from a vehicle, were in each of the basic command unit areas that cover Birmingham and Solihull in each year since 1998.
(15210)
1200
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many anti-social behaviour orders (ASBOs) have been issued in (a) Birmingham and (b) Solihull in each year since the creation of ASBOs.
(15211)
1201
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the net current expenditure on asylum seekers by each local authority was, in each year since 1996; and what the estimated figure is for 2005-06.
(15212)
1202
Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what advice his Department has given to key agencies on local delivery of the National Alcohol Strategy.
(16730)
1203
Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment his Department has made of the level of (a) alcohol misuse and (b) abuse of illegal drugs in 2004-05.
(16731)
1204
Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what funding is available to implement the Government's National Alcohol Strategy.
(16850)
1205
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the cost of transferring the UK's immigration system to one based on points; and if he will make a statement.
(15119)
1206
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much was paid out by the Metropolitan Police in rewards for information relating to crimes in each year since 1997.
(15281)
1207
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been stopped and issued with a Rec. 61 form in each London police unit since its inception, broken down by (a) ethnicity and (b) police station.
(15356)
1208
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many participants there have been in the home detention curfew scheme in London in each month since its inception; and if he will make a statement.
(15357)
1209
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many secure unit places for juvenile offenders there are in London.
(15359)
1210
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 14th July, Official Report, column 1210W, on abductions, if he will break down the figures by (a) London borough, (b) gender, (c) age and (d) nationality.
(15509)
1211
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been kidnapped in London in each year since 1997.
(15519)
1212
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been reported as missing in London in each year since 1997.
(15521)
1213
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average waiting time for a decision on an application for leave to remain under the provisions of the European Community Association Agreement was in the last period for which figures are available.
(15522)
1214
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether his Department will be carrying out a review of the response to the terrorist attacks in London on 7th July; and if he will make a statement.
(15566)
1215
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the implications of mobile phone use for security on the London Underground; and if he will make a statement.
(15819)
1216
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the websites that come under his Department's responsibility; what the cost was of each in the last year for which figures are available; and how many visitors there were to each site in that year.
(15902)
1217
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police officers there were in (a) the Metropolitan Police and (b) the City of London Police in each year since 1997, broken down by ethnicity; and what percentage of the total force this represented in each case.
(15998)
1218
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what meetings have been held with the International Olympic Commission to discuss security for the 2012 Olympics following the events of 7th July.
(16020)
1219
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps are being taken to protect the Muslim community from reprisals following the bombings on 7th July, with particular reference to Brent; and if he will make a statement.
(16038)
1220
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 6th July, Official Report, column 530W, on gun crime, how many gun crime deaths there were in each police force area.
(16097)
1221
Mr Edward Vaizey (Wantage):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the number of young people carrying firearms.
(16716)
1222
Mr Edward Vaizey (Wantage):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what measures he is taking to deal with (a) gun and (b) knife crime.
(16717)
1223
Mr Edward Vaizey (Wantage):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the deportation to Zimbabwe of asylum seekers.
(16718)
1224
Mr Edward Vaizey (Wantage):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to tackle violent crime.
(16719)
1225
Mr Edward Vaizey (Wantage):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to improve retention levels of police officers.
(16720)
1226
Mr Edward Vaizey (Wantage):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps the Government is taking to tackle sexual offences.
(16725)
1227
Mr Edward Vaizey (Wantage):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will commission research to assess the effectiveness of community support officers.
(16726)
1228
Mr Edward Vaizey (Wantage):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will take steps to increase the amount of time spent by police officers on the beat.
(16727)
1229
Mr Edward Vaizey (Wantage):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the Government plans to introduce a UK border control police force.
(16732)
1230
Mr Edward Vaizey (Wantage):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps the Government is taking to deal with alcohol-related crime.
(16733)
1231
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Urdu-speaking special branch officers there are; how many there were on 10th September 2001; and how many Urdu speakers there are in MI5.
(15054)
1232
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many citizens from East European member states of the EU resident in the UK have registered with the workers' registration scheme, broken down by (a) occupation and (b) nationality.
(16852)
1233
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the citizen identification number carried on identity cards will appear on computerised government databases for (a) health, (b) tax, (c) social security and (d) other records.
(15966)
1234
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the types of crimes that would be preventable under the identity card scheme.
(15967)
Questions to the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission
1235
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, if he will make the Official Report available online in PDF format; and if he will make a statement.
(15478)
1236
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, if he will list the publications on the Parliament website that are available in (a) PDF, (b) HTML and (c) both PDF and HTML formats.
(15479)
1237
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, what steps he is taking to increase the availability of PDF documents on the Parliament website.
(15480)
1238
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, if he will make explanatory notes to bills available online in PDF format; and if he will make a statement.
(15481)
1239
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, if the Commission will take steps to introduce recycling bins for glass and plastic material in communal areas and corridors outside honourable Members' offices.
(15697)
1240
Susan Kramer (Richmond Park):To ask the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, what proportion of disposable cups and take-away containers purchased from the catering outlets in the Parliamentary Estate are (a) recyclable and (b) recycled; and if he will make a statement.
(15897)
1241
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, what discussions have taken place between House officials and Mitie Cleaning and Emprise Services regarding pay of cleaners in the House; and if he will make a statement.
(15139)
1242
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, what the cost was of the Parliamentary website in the last year for which figures are available; and how many visits to the site there were in that year.
(15954)
Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development
1243
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, on what occasions since 1997 Ministers from his Department have (a) authorised parliamentary counsel to assist in preparing amendments to private Members' Bills on behalf of other private Members and (b) authorise officials to instruct parliamentary counsel to prepare amendments which were subsequently passed to private Members.
(16636)
1244
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many parliamentary questions to his Department in the period November 2004 to April 2005, were answered with the response that the information requested (a) is not held centrally and (b) could be obtained only at a disproportionate cost; how many were referred on to an agency chief executive; and what percentage of the total number of questions asked this constituted in each case.
(16637)
1245
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many (a) males and (b) females are employed by the United Nations Population Fund in the counties in China where they operate; and what their core duties are.
(16638)
1246
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how employees of the United Nations Population Fund monitor the Chinese one child policy within the counties they operate in; and if he will make a statement.
(16639)
1247
Hugh Bayley (York, City of):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department is taking to promote parliamentary scrutiny in developing countries of the terms and conditions of aid agreements entered into by the governments of those countries.
(15717)
1248
Hugh Bayley (York, City of):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department is taking to promote parliamentary oversight of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund by parliaments in developing countries.
(15718)
1249
Hugh Bayley (York, City of):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what operational guidelines for departmental staff have been introduced to give effect to the policy set out in the publication Partnerships for Poverty Reduction: Rethinking Conditionality; what changes to working practices within his Department have followed the publication of this document; and if he will make a statement.
(15719)
1250
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assistance the UK is providing for the reconstruction of Afghanistan.
(15507)
1251
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what mechanisms he plans to put in place to ensure aid agreed at the G8 Summit directly benefits the African people.
(15508)
1252
Mr Ian Davidson (Glasgow South West):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if he will list the contractors based in other EU member states that are providing services to his Department.
(15442)
1253
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what support the Government is providing to the peace initiative in Northern Uganda led by Betty Bigombe.
(15539)
1254
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, for what reasons allocated development aid is being withheld from the government of Uganda.
(15540)
1255
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps the Government has taken to facilitate economic regeneration in Northern Uganda.
(15546)
1256
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what funding has been allocated to education and training programmes in Northern Uganda in each of the last three years.
(15550)
1257
Andrew George (St Ives):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what arrangements have been put in place to ensure that targets set in the G8 Gleneagles communiqué are (a) monitored and (b) delivered.
(15253)
1258
Andrew George (St Ives):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much (a) financial, (b) material, (c) personnel and (d) other aid the UK Government (i) pledged, (ii) committed and (iii) delivered to Kenya after the droughts of (A) 2001, (B) 2002 and (C) 2004.
(15343)
1259
Andrew George (St Ives):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much (a) financial, (b) material, (c) personnel and (d) other aid the UK Government (i) pledged, (ii) committed and (iii) delivered to the Democratic Republic of Congo after the volcanic eruptions in 2002.
(15344)
1260
Andrew George (St Ives):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much (a) financial, (b) material, (c) personnel and (d) other aid the UK Government (i) pledged, (ii) committed and (iii) delivered to India after (A) the earthquake in 2001 and (B) the floods in 2002.
(15345)
1261
Andrew George (St Ives):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much (a) financial, (b) material, (c) personnel and (d) other aid the UK Government (i) pledged, (ii) committed and (iii) delivered to Bangladesh after the floods of 2004.
(15346)
1262
Andrew George (St Ives):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much (a) financial, (b) material, (c) personnel and (d) other aid the UK Government (i) pledged, (ii) committed and (iii) delivered to Haiti after tropical storm Jeanne and flooding in 2004.
(15347)
1263
Andrew George (St Ives):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much (a) financial, (b) material, (c) personnel and (d) other aid the UK Government (i) pledged, (ii) committed and (iii) has delivered to tsunami-affected countries since December 2004.
(15348)
1264
Andrew George (St Ives):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much (a) financial, (b) material, (c) personnel and (d) other aid the UK Government (i) pledged, (ii) committed and (iii) delivered to Niger in the last 10 years for which records are available.
(15349)
1265
Andrew George (St Ives):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what announcements his Department has made in respect of funds (a) pledged, (b) committed and (c) actually spent or delivered to intermediaries for (i) debt relief and write off, (ii) aid programmes and (iii) other forms of financial assistance provided in support of Government policy for the assistance of less developed countries in each of the last eight years for which records are available.
(15350)
1266
Andrew George (St Ives):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the total amount of public funds is which has been (a) pledged, (b) committed and (c) spent for (i) debt relief and write-off, (ii) aid programmes and (iii) other forms of financial assistance for less developed countries since the commencement of the Highly Indebted Poor Countries Initiative; and when each pledge of new public funds was announced.
(15351)
1267
Andrew George (St Ives):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many (a) press and (b) ministerial announcements his Department has released in each month of the last two years in which funds were (i) pledged and (ii) committed to contribute to (A) debt relief, (B) aid and (C) other programmes for less developed countries; and in which of these the Government committed itself to the spending of money not previously announced.
(15352)
1268
Andrew George (St Ives):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much (a) bilateral and (b) multilateral (i) aid and (ii) debt relief for developing countries the UK committed (A) before and (B) after the G7 Finance Ministers Summit in London on 10th and 11th June.
(15373)
1269
Andrew George (St Ives):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much (a) financial, (b) material, (c) personnel and (d) other aid the UK Government (i) pledged, (ii) committed and (iii) delivered to El Salvador after the earthquake in 2001.
(15554)
1270
Andrew George (St Ives):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much (a) financial, (b) material, (c) personnel and (d) other aid the UK Government (i) pledged, (ii) committed and (iii) delivered to Mozambique after the floods in 2000.
(15555)
1271
Andrew George (St Ives):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much (a) financial, (b) material, (c) personnel and (d) other aid the UK Government (i) pledged, (ii) committed and (iii) delivered to Afghanistan following the drought in 2000.
(15556)
1272
Andrew George (St Ives):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much (a) financial, (b) material, (c) personnel and (d) other aid the UK Government (i) pledged, (ii) committed and (iii) delivered to Venezuela following the floods in 1999.
(15557)
1273
Andrew George (St Ives):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much (a) financial, (b) material, (c) personnel and (d) other aid the UK Government (i) pledged, (ii) committed and (iii) delivered to Central American nations after Hurricane Mitch in 1998.
(15558)
1274
Andrew George (St Ives):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much (a) financial, (b) material, (c) personnel and (d) other aid the UK Government (i) pledged, (ii) committed and (iii) delivered to Bangladesh after the floods in 1998.
(15559)
1275
Mr Fabian Hamilton (Leeds North East):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether poor countries which receive debt relief are expected to remove impediments to domestic and foreign private investment.
(16047)
1276
Mr Fabian Hamilton (Leeds North East):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether the adjustment of gross assistance flows by poor countries is taken into account when granting debt relief to them.
(16049)
1277
Mr Fabian Hamilton (Leeds North East):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether poor countries which receive debt relief are expected to promote the development of their private sectors.
(16050)
1278
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what reports his Department has received on the progress of the joint funded Department for International Development/Medical Research Council trial on treatment in children with HIV; and if he will make a statement.
(16562)
1279
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what projections his Department has (a) made and (b) received of the number of children in sub-Saharan Africa infected with HIV in each year up to 2015.
(16563)
1280
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what intermediate goals his Department has set to judge its progress in contributing to the G8's commitment to achieving as close as possible to universal access to treatment for all those who need it by 2010; and if he will make a statement.
(16564)
1281
Mr David Jones (Clwyd West):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department is taking to help provide humanitarian assistance to the internally displaced people of eastern Burma.
(16521)
1282
Eric Joyce (Falkirk):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what support has been offered to (a) the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo and (b) the United Nations Mission to the Congo to increase the effectiveness of (i) border and customs controls and (ii) airspace monitoring.
(16015)
1283
Dan Norris (Wansdyke):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if he will list the (a) organisations and (b) projects operating in the Palestinian Territories being (i) funded and (ii) partially sponsored by his Department.
(15038)
1284
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his latest estimate is of mortality rates from AIDS in developing countries; and if he will make a statement.
(16061)
1285
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what projects his Department is funding to encourage use of prophylactics in the sex industry in places of high HIV incidence; and if he will make a statement.
(16062)
1286
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the estimated number of HIV positive people is in each country in sub-Saharan Africa; what percentage of the population this represents in each case; what proportion is being treated with retrovirals; and what estimate has been made of the cost of treating all who would benefit with retrovirals.
(16063)
1287
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the total level of support under the 8th European Development Fund was to (a) Zimbabwe, (b) Namibia, (c) Nigeria, (d) Côte d'Ivoire, (e) Zaire, (f) Burma, (g) North Korea and (h) European countries.
(16070)
1288
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if he will make a statement on his policy towards linking good governance with the distribution of financing available under the 9th European Development Fund.
(16071)
1289
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department is taking to increase awareness in the African population of sexually transmitted diseases, with particular reference to HIV.
(16089)
1290
Anne Snelgrove (South Swindon):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment he has made of the effects of locust plagues in West Africa; and what steps his Department has taken to tackle problems caused by locusts in West Africa.
(16853)
1291
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what support his Department has provided to Niger in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(15120)
1292
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if he will list the websites that come under his Department's responsibility; what the cost was of each in the last year for which figures are available; and how many visitors there were to each site in that year.
(15901)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
1293
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, when the recommendations of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence will be applied in full by the Northern Ireland Health Service.
(16354)
1294
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many inquests are outstanding in Northern Ireland; and how many have been waiting more than (a) one, (b) two, (c) three, (d) four and (e) five years since the death occurred.
(16568)
1295
Mr Ian Davidson (Glasgow South West):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will list the contractors based in other EU member states that are providing services to his Department.
(15448)
1296
N
Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson (Lagan Valley):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what support he is providing for people diagnosed with myasthenia gravis in Northern Ireland; and if he will make a statement.
(15336)
1297
Dr William McCrea (South Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps he is taking to ensure that all qualifying areas of special scientific interest in Northern Ireland are declared by 2010 in relation to the UK's commitment to halt biodiversity loss.
(15176)
1298
Dr William McCrea (South Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what estimate he has made of the amount of funding required by the Environment and Heritage Service to meet its target (a) of completing the full area of special scientific interest designation programme by 2015 and (b) of ensuring that 95 per cent. of features of areas of special scientific interest are in or approaching favourable condition by 2013.
(15177)
1299
Dr William McCrea (South Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much funding was requested by Environment and Heritage Service for work on the areas of special scientific interest programme in the budget rounds of (a) 2003-04 and (b) 2005-06; and how much funding was allocated.
(15178)
1300
Dr William McCrea (South Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what legislation was in place to control hazardous waste at Crosshill Quarry, Crumlin in the period from 25th November 2003 to 19th December 2003; and if he will make a statement.
(15179)
1301
Dr William McCrea (South Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps he is taking to assist those who are victims of loan sharks, with particular reference to those whose cases have passed through the courts.
(15184)
1302
Dr William McCrea (South Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many and what percentage of pensioner households in Northern Ireland are in receipt of pension credit.
(15186)
1303
Dr William McCrea (South Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many (a) full-time and (b) part-time people are employed in each of the 26 councils within Northern Ireland.
(15189)
1304
Dr William McCrea (South Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what plans there are to commence work on Global Point Industrial Centre, Newtownabbey.
(15190)
1305
Dr William McCrea (South Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many (a) full-time and (b) part-time officers are serving in the Police Service of Northern Ireland.
(15256)
1306
Dr William McCrea (South Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many (a) Protestants and (b) Roman Catholics have applied to join the Police Service of Northern Ireland in each of the past four years; and how many were successful in each case.
(15258)
1307
Dr William McCrea (South Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, which authority permitted the setting aside of the conditions imposed by the planning appeal tribunal on the disposal of railway carriages at Crosshill Quarry, Crumlin.
(15259)
1308
Dr William McCrea (South Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, when the dismantling of railway carriages at Crosshill Quarry, Crumlin (a) commenced and (b) was completed.
(15260)
1309
Dr William McCrea (South Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether an investigation into the dismantling of railway carriages at Crosshill Quarry, Crumlin is being undertaken; and if he will make a statement.
(15261)
1310
Dr William McCrea (South Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether the Environment and Heritage Service was responsible for monitoring the dismantling of carriages at Crosshill Quarry, Crumlin; and what monitoring was carried out (a) before, (b) during and (c) after the railway carriages were dismantled.
(15262)
1311
Dr William McCrea (South Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many young women in Northern Ireland in each age cohort from 12 to 18 years gave birth in each year since 2000-01.
(15264)
1312
Dr William McCrea (South Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many books were borrowed from each publicly funded library in Northern Ireland in 2004-05.
(15267)
1313
Dr William McCrea (South Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many recruits are in training for the Police Service of Northern Ireland; and how many undertook training in each of the last five years.
(15280)
1314
Dr William McCrea (South Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many (a) paramedics, (b) ambulance staff, (c) nurses, (d) prison officers and (e) fire officers have been victims of offences of violence in the course of their employment in each of the last seven years.
(15305)
1315
Dr William McCrea (South Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many emergency calls have been received by the ambulance services in each of the last five years.
(15306)
1316
Dr William McCrea (South Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many midwife vacancies there are in each of the health board areas.
(15307)
1317
Dr William McCrea (South Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many children are eligible for free school transport within each of the education boards.
(15308)
1318
Dr William McCrea (South Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many freedom of information requests have been (a) received and (b) refused by each Northern Ireland department since the introduction of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
(15309)
1319
Dr William McCrea (South Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps he is taking to improve rail services in Northern Ireland.
(15310)
1320
Dr William McCrea (South Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what estimate he has made of current levels of evasion of the road fund tax in Northern Ireland.
(15311)
1321
Dr William McCrea (South Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the most recent estimate is of the level of hidden homelessness in Northern Ireland.
(15312)
1322
Dr William McCrea (South Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what changes the Government has made to the eligibility of homeless people for accommodation in Northern Ireland since 2000.
(15313)
1323
Dr William McCrea (South Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much was allocated for the provision of affordable housing in each of the Northern Ireland constituencies in each of the last five years.
(15314)
1324
Dr William McCrea (South Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, when he expects to announce the latest housing indicator figures for each Northern Ireland local authority.
(15315)
1325
Dr William McCrea (South Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many arson attacks there were on schools in Northern Ireland in each of the last four years.
(15316)
1326
Dr William McCrea (South Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many deaths in which the primary cause was alcohol have been identified in Northern Ireland in each of the last five years.
(15317)
1327
Dr William McCrea (South Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what assessment has been made of the level of adult literacy in each Northern Ireland constituency.
(15318)
1328
Dr William McCrea (South Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what percentage of people in the South Antrim constituency are classified as (a) professionals and (b) skilled workers.
(15319)
1329
Dr William McCrea (South Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps are being taken to reduce the use of agency staff in the National Health Service in Northern Ireland.
(15331)
1330
Dr William McCrea (South Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the average charge per week for persons in nursing homes in Northern Ireland was in the last period for which figures are available.
(15332)
1331
Dr William McCrea (South Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many private care home beds there are in each Northern Ireland constituency.
(15333)
1332
Dr William McCrea (South Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, when he last met representatives from unions to discuss the closure of post offices in Northern Ireland.
(15334)
1333
Dr William McCrea (South Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many (a) intensive care and (b) high dependency beds there were in Northern Ireland hospitals in each of the last three years.
(15335)
1334
Dr William McCrea (South Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the average daily cost of (a) an intensive care and (b) a high dependency bed in Northern Ireland was in the latest period for which figures are available.
(15370)
1335
Dr William McCrea (South Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many radiographers have been employed in the NHS in Northern Ireland in each year since 1997.
(15371)
1336
Dr William McCrea (South Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the governance arrangements are for child protection services between trusts, boards and the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety in Northern Ireland.
(16599)
1337
Dr William McCrea (South Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the timetable is for legislation to require the assessment and risk management of violent offenders in Northern Ireland; and if he will make a statement.
(16600)
1338
Dr William McCrea (South Antrim):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of funding arrangements for family and childcare services in Northern Ireland.
(16601)
1339
Mr Eddie McGrady (South Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what plans he has to review Planning Policy Statement 1.
(16119)
1340
Mr Eddie McGrady (South Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the timetable for the introduction of new planning legislation arising from the Reforming Planning Consultation conducted in November 2004 is; and what the (a) timetable and (b) process for consultation for this legislation is.
(16136)
1341
Mr Eddie McGrady (South Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what plans he has to introduce a sustainable development statutory purpose for planning.
(16137)
1342
Mr Eddie McGrady (South Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what assessment he has made of the recent assessment published by the Electricity Regulator in Northern Ireland of the price of electricity in Northern Ireland compared to the rest of the UK.
(16138)
1343
Mr Eddie McGrady (South Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many educational psychologists were employed in the (a) Southern and (b) South Eastern Education and Library Boards in (i) 2004 (ii) 2000 and (iii) 1995.
(16139)
1344
Mr Eddie McGrady (South Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the average waiting time for an assessment to be undertaken by an educational psychologists in the (a) Southern and (b) South Eastern Education and Library Board of a child in the primary sector was in 2004-05.
(16140)
1345
Mr Eddie McGrady (South Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much money was spent on the eradication of bovine tuberculosis in Northern Ireland in the financial year 2003-04; and how much was spent on (a) administration, (b) field activity and (c) compensation to farmers.
(16141)
1346
Mr Eddie McGrady (South Down):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what action will be taken by the Water Service to recover the overpayment made to a contractor for laying a pipe.
(16142)
1347
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will make a statement on the operation of the Invest Northern Ireland Venture Scheme for small and medium enterprises, with particular reference to the level of income sought from private sector investors.
(16849)
1348
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will undertake a technical analysis of the 11-plus transfer test.
(15086)
1349
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether the proposed pupil profile as an alternative to the 11-plus transfer test satisfies minimum recognised standards of reliability and validity.
(15089)
1350
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will make a statement on the future of the Learndirect network in Northern Ireland.
(15090)
1351
Mr Peter Robinson (Belfast East):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many bankruptcies of farmers in Northern Ireland there were in each of the last 15 years; what percentage of the total number of farmers this represented in each year; and what the percentage change in bankruptcies was in each year.
(15082)
1352
Mr Peter Robinson (Belfast East):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much a foster family in Northern Ireland received for each child fostered in each of the last five years.
(15085)
1353
Mr John Spellar (Warley):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what progress has been made in encouraging the use of flats above shops in Northern Ireland.
(15163)
1354
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much revenue was raised from domestic rates in Northern Ireland in (a) 1997-98 and (b) 2004-05; and what the projected level for 2005-06 is.
(15191)
1355
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will list the websites that come under his Department's responsibility; what the cost was of each in the last year for which figures are available; and how many visitors there were to each site in that year.
(15900)
Questions to the Prime Minister
1356
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):To ask the Prime Minister, what recent discussions he has had with the President of Afghanistan on the illegal drug trade.
(15506)
1357
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):To ask the Prime Minister, what criteria are used to appoint members of the Intelligence and Security Committee.
(16395)
1358
Mr Michael Meacher (Oldham West & Royton):To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list each occasion when he has exercised the Royal Prerogative since 1997.
(16357)
1359
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list alterations made to state-owned Ministerial quarters funded from public funds since 1st May 1997.
(16057)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Scotland
1360
Mr Ian Davidson (Glasgow South West):To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if he will list the contractors based in other EU member states that are providing services to his Department.
(15446)
1361
Stewart Hosie (Dundee East):To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, whether it is his policy to provide statistics relating to Scottish constituencies in terms of (a) Westminster and (b) Scottish Parliament boundaries.
(15643)
Questions to the Solicitor General
1362
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):To ask the Solicitor General, what action is to be taken in response to the the report submitted to the Revenue and Customs Prosecution Office by HM Revenue and Customs into large hiatt handcuffs; and if he will make a statement.
(16389)
1363
Mr Denis MacShane (Rotherham):To ask the Solicitor General, what guidelines on Government policy on domestic violence the Crown Prosecution Service followed before making its decision to drop criminal charges relating to an alleged assault on Ms Annajoy David Da-Bora by her former partner and the abduction of her daughter.
(15047)
1364
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Solicitor General, if he will make a statement on European Court of Justice case C-61\03 OJ C132 vol 48, of 28th May, on the decommissioning of military nuclear waste.
(15974)
1365
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Solicitor General, if he will list UK-based law firms that have been involved in legal cases in which all proceedings are complete in support of claims by foreign nationals against Her Majesty's forces in Iraq; and what public funds each received.
(16065)
1366
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Solicitor General, how many cases referred to the Crown Prosecution Service in London have not been proceeded with because of the unwillingness of witnesses to give evidence in each year since 1997.
(15355)
1367
Mr Ben Wallace (Lancaster & Wyre):To ask the Solicitor General, how many times the Attorney General has intervened in cases being investigated by the Army Prosecution Authority in each year since 1996.
(15049)
1368
Mr Ben Wallace (Lancaster & Wyre):To ask the Solicitor General, how many times the Attorney General has intervened in cases being investigated by the Army Prosecution Authority in each of the last 10 years.
(15630)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry
1369
Mr Ian Austin (Dudley North):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many patent applications have been subject to secrecy orders in each of the last 10 years; and how many have subsequently been declassified.
(15377)
1370
Mr Ian Austin (Dudley North):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the Government's policy is on patent applications that may threaten national security.
(15378)
1371
Vera Baird (Redcar):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what plans his Department has for (a) visits to the area affected by the Teesside off-shore windfarm and (b) discussions with people likely to be affected by the proposed windfarm.
(15254)
1372
Vera Baird (Redcar):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what mechanisms are in place to ensure transparency in the decision-making process for the Teesside off-shore windfarm; and if he will make a statement.
(15320)
1373
Vera Baird (Redcar):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how local views will be taken into account in the planning process for the Teesside off-shore windfarm.
(15321)
1374
Vera Baird (Redcar):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what criteria his Department will use to balance the need for renewable energy with (a) economic, (b) environmental and (c) amenity effects of the proposed windfarm in Teesside.
(15322)
1375
Vera Baird (Redcar):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, whether feedback to ministers from developers relating to the Teeside off-shore windfarm from (a) statutory consultees and (b) non-statutory consultees, will be placed in the public domain (i) before and (ii) after the planning decision is taken; and if he will make a statement.
(15645)
1376
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, whether he intends to have a nuclear material tracking regime that promptly detects primary containment failure or misdirection of material installed into all relevant parts of the Sellafield Thermal Oxide Reprocessing Plant; and if he will make a statement.
(15681)
1377
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the cost was of civil nuclear reactors generating electricity in the last year for which figures are available, broken down by the cost of (a) maintenance, (b) staff salaries, (c) security, (d) transport of radioactive materials, (e) radioactive waste removal, (f) radioactive waste storage, (g) cost of purchasing nuclear fuel, (h) radioactive accidents, (i) non-radioactive accidents and (j) accident insurance.
(15692)
1378
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when he expects the Sellafield Thermal Oxide Reprocessing Plant to return to normal operational service; and if he will make a statement.
(15693)
1379
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the costs of security for UK civil nuclear reactors was in each year since 1975, broken down by the costs of (a) hiring private sector security personnel to protect reactor facilities, (b) mobilising UK armed forces and police forces to protect reactor facilities, (c) testing the security of reactor facilities, (d) monitoring the security of reactor facilities and (e) assessing the security of reactor facilities.
(15694)
1380
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the latest estimate is at 2005 prices of the total costs of construction for UK civil nuclear reactor facilities, broken down by the costs of (a) planning, (b) research, (c) physical construction of reactors and associated nuclear facilities, (d) prototype reactors, (e) licensing reactor designs, (f) construction site preparation and (g) construction site purchase.
(15698)
1381
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what steps have been taken to ensure that the leaked radioactive material from the recent accident at Sellafield Thermal Oxide Reprocessing Plant is stored safely in the (a) short and (b) long term; and where radioactive material will be permanently stored.
(15699)
1382
Mr John Baron (Billericay):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will encourage the Royal Mail to introduce a charity stamp, sold over the counter at a higher price than normal, with the surplus revenue being allocated to a consortium of charities.
(16654)
1383
Mr John Baron (Billericay):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what (a) representations he has received and (b) discussions he has had concerning the possibility of the Royal Mail introducing a charity stamp, sold over the counter at a higher price than normal, with the surplus revenue being allocated to a consortium of charities.
(16655)
1384
Mr John Baron (Billericay):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what commercial freedom the Royal Mail has to introduce a charity stamp, sold over the counter at a higher price than normal, with the surplus revenue being allocated to a consortium of charities, without Ministerial approval.
(16656)
1385
John Battle (Leeds West):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what grants have been made to (a) Leeds and (b) Leeds West from the Phoenix Fund.
(15936)
1386
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to the Answer of 30th June, Official Report, column 1771W, on UK Trade and Investment, if he will place in the Library the off-the-shelf lists of companies that could act as agents in relation to Nigeria provided by UK Trade and Investment to UK companies.
(15496)
1387
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to the Answer of 30th June, Official Report, column 1771W, on UK Trade and Investment, what process UK Trade and Investment uses to assess whether an agent is suitable for inclusion on (a) an off-the-shelf and (b) a bespoke list.
(15928)
1388
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what targets he has set for improving energy efficiency in his Department; and how he intends to achieve these targets.
(16259)
1389
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what proportion of electricity used by buildings in (a) his Department and (b) its agencies has come from renewable sources in each year since 1997.
(16260)
1390
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much (a) his Department and (b) its agencies spent on (i) electricity use and (ii) water and sewerage services in each year since 1997.
(16261)
1391
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what change there has been in road transport vehicle carbon dioxide emissions from his Department against a baseline year of (a) 2003-04 and (b) 2004-05.
(16262)
1392
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what change there was in water consumption by his Department between 2002 and 31st March 2005.
(16263)
1393
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, at which non-office sites on his Department's estates he has indentified opportunities for significant water savings.
(16264)
1394
Mr Ian Davidson (Glasgow South West):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will list those public services in the UK where there is economic consideration provided by or on behalf of the recipient as defined by the EU Directive on Services in the Internal Market.
(15425)
1395
Mr Ian Davidson (Glasgow South West):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment the UK Government has undertaken of whether UK authorisation schemes are (a) non-discriminatory, (b) based on a strong public interest and (c) proportionate under the terms of the EU Directive on Services in the Internal Market.
(15426)
1396
Mr Ian Davidson (Glasgow South West):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, which UK service sectors are (a) economic and (b) non-economic in nature as defined by the EU Directive on Services in the Internal Market.
(15427)
1397
Mr Ian Davidson (Glasgow South West):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what representations he has received regarding the EU Directive on Services in the Internal Market from (a) business organisations, (b) trade unions, (c) other organisations and (d) individuals.
(15428)
1398
Mr Ian Davidson (Glasgow South West):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, whether it is his policy to support an exemption for the health sector from the Country of Origin Principle in the EU Directive on Services in the Internal Market.
(15429)
1399
Mr Ian Davidson (Glasgow South West):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what consultation he has carried out regarding the EU Directive on Services; and what further consultation he intends to hold.
(15430)
1400
Mr Ian Davidson (Glasgow South West):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will list the contractors based in other EU member states that are providing services to his Department.
(15451)
1401
Jim Dobbin (Heywood & Middleton):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will assess the impact of recent changes in wholesale gas prices on energy intensive users, with particular reference to the North West; and if he will make a statement.
(15116)
1402
Mrs Nadine Dorries (Mid Bedfordshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what steps the Government is taking to encourage and promote the use of renewable energy in Bedfordshire; and if he will make a statement.
(16627)
1403
Mr David Drew (Stroud):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will make a statement on the status of the Community Safety Unit within his Department.
(15925)
1404
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what research his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on proposed wind farm schemes in the constituency of Westmorland and Lonsdale.
(16309)
1405
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when he expects to reply to the letter of 6th June from the honourable Member for Bognor Regis and Littlehampton regarding correspondence from Eurotek Office Furniture Limited.
(16436)
1406
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to the Answer of 13th June, Official Report, column 83W, on private finance projects, what total value of assets and liabilities for each of the listed private finance initiatives and public private partnerships is recorded on the Government Balance Sheet; what proportion of assets and liabilities is listed; what the accounting treatment is for assets and liabilities; and whether it is compatible with (a) generally-accepted accounting practices and (b) international financial reporting standards.
(15962)
1407
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many representations his Department has received in 2005 from (a) members of the public and (b) individual companies on (i) Tesco's market share, (ii) mergers and acquisitions in the grocery trade and (iii) the Retailer Code of Practice; and if he will make a statement.
(16862)
1408
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what research his Department has (a) commissioned, and (b) evaluated on the effectiveness of the Retailer Code of Practice.
(16863)
1409
Mr Jimmy Hood (Lanark and Hamilton East):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment he has made of the impact of coal imports on the UK's balance of payments; and if he will make a statement.
(16530)
1410
Mr Jimmy Hood (Lanark and Hamilton East):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what research has been commissioned by his Department into clean coal technology and carbon sequestration since 1997; and if he will make a statement.
(16535)
1411
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment he has made of the effects on competition in petroleum retailing of adopting a refiner importer system for oil stocking arrangements.
(16296)
1412
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what representations he has received relating to compulsory stocking arrangements for oil and petroleum.
(16297)
1413
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what change he expects in average domestic (a) electricity and (b) gas prices in 2005-06.
(16298)
1414
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the change in domestic (a) electricity and (b) gas prices was in each of the last five years.
(16299)
1415
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment he has made of the effect of the Renewables Obligation on electricity prices.
(16300)
1416
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment he has made of the effect of the Emissions Trading Scheme on electricity prices.
(16301)
1417
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what estimate he has made of the effect on UK carbon emissions of the switch in electricity generation from gas to coal during the winter of 2004-05.
(16302)
1418
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what estimate he has made of the effect of the closure of nuclear power stations on UK carbon emissions for each of the next 15 years.
(16303)
1419
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the total installed capacity is of (a) coal-fired and (b) gas-fired power generation commissioned in each of the last eight years.
(16304)
1420
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what estimate he has made of the total installed capacity of coal-fired power stations that will close as a result of the EU Large Combustion Plant Directive.
(16305)
1421
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what estimate he has made of the cost of extending the Transmission and Distribution systems to accommodate onshore wind generation up to 2010; and what proportion of this cost he expects will be transferred to consumers.
(16306)
1422
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what estimate he has made of the change in the quantity of carbon dioxide emissions in each of the first two years of operation of the Renewables Obligation; and what the cost implications are.
(16307)
1423
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment he has made of the merits of a not-for-profit agency to administer oil storage obligations; and if he will make a statement.
(16308)
1424
Mr David Jones (Clwyd West):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment was made by the Department prior to granting consent to the construction of an offshore wind farm on the Rhyl Flats to the potential impact on (a) the visual amenity of residents of the North Wales coast, (b) shipping, (c) avian wildlife and (d) marine wildlife.
(16517)
1425
Mr David Jones (Clwyd West):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when construction of an offshore wind farm on the Rhyl Flats is expected to commence.
(16518)
1426
Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North and Leith):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many dynamically teleswitched meters there are in (a) England, (b) Scotland and (c) Wales.
(15187)
1427
Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North and Leith):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what steps he has taken to ensure consumers with dynamically teleswitched meters are able to choose their electricity supplier; and if he will make a statement.
(15188)
1428
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the maximum length of time is which it should take for a caseworker to be assigned by the Commission for Racial Equality when a complaint of a potentially discriminatory pay system is raised with them.
(15511)
1429
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many complaints regarding the time it takes to assign a caseworker by the Commission for Racial Equality there have been in each of the past five years.
(15512)
1430
N
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what consultations his Department has had with (a) other EU member states, (b) the European Commission and (c) the European Trade Commissioner, with regard to the EU offer of service liberalisations to the World Trade Organisation.
(16865)
1431
N
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what discussions he has had with (a) other EU member states, (b) the European Commission and (c) the European Trade Commissioner, regarding GATS Mode 4 access to the EU by World Trade Organisation Most Favoured Nations.
(16866)
1432
N
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will place in the Library (a) the EU offer of service liberalisations being tabled to the World Trade Organisation by 31st May and (b) UK submissions to that offer.
(16867)
1433
N
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will take steps to ensure that future UK submissions for EU offers to the World Trade Organisation will be subject in advance to scrutiny by (a) the Trade and Industry Select Committee and (b) the European Scrutiny Committee; and if he will make a statement.
(16868)
1434
N
Mr Jim McGovern (Dundee West):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment he has made of the effect on (a) UK business and (b) worker productivity of increasing the minimum amount of statutory paid holiday available to workers in the UK to 20 days per year, exclusive of bank holidays.
(16652)
1435
N
Mr Jim McGovern (Dundee West):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when he plans to introduce legislation to increase the minimum amount of statutory paid holiday available to workers in the UK to 20 days per year, exclusive of bank holidays.
(16653)
1436
Edward Miliband (Doncaster North):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many people in Doncaster North constituency have received the national minimum wage since its introduction.
(15065)
1437
Mr Andrew Pelling (Croydon Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will make a statement on the main achievements of the London Skills Partnership.
(16404)
1438
Mr Andrew Pelling (Croydon Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will make a statement on the role that his Department will play in reducing the prospective shortfall in diesel fuel refineries over the next decade.
(16409)
1439
Mr Andrew Pelling (Croydon Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what measures are being taken to extend oil and gas production in the North Sea beyond 2020.
(16412)
1440
Mr Andrew Pelling (Croydon Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the projected maximum practicable percentage contribution is to United Kingdom's energy needs that can be provided by wind farms.
(16413)
1441
Mr Andrew Pelling (Croydon Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many jobs are estimated to be directly dependent upon North Sea energies industries.
(16414)
1442
Mr Andrew Pelling (Croydon Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what percentage of the UK's electricity supply is projected to come from gas by 2010; and what percentage of the gas needed is expected to be supplied by each country from which gas is expected to be imported in 2010.
(16415)
1443
Mr Andrew Pelling (Croydon Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when he expects a White Paper to be issued on the future of nuclear power in the United Kingdom.
(16416)
1444
Mr Andrew Pelling (Croydon Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what his Department's projection of UK continental shelf oil and gas production as measured in billion barrels of oil equivalent is up to the year 2030.
(16417)
1445
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will list the occasions since 1st May 1997 when the Government has been challenged in European Courts over state aid; and which cases the Government won.
(16068)
1446
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will make a statement on the status of state aid to British Energy; what liabilities the Government has guaranteed; what representations environmental groups have made to him on the subject in the last 12 months; and what discussions he has had with the European Commission thereon.
(16069)
1447
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will make a statement on the future of local post offices in Hemel Hempstead constituency.
(16080)
1448
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will make a statement on ECJ case C-127/05, 2005/C 143/26, with particular reference to (a) assessed liabilities ensuing for business and (b) the principle of proportionality in UK legislation.
(16661)
1449
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment he has made of the likely effects of the EU-China textiles agreement on numbers of jobs in (a) the EU, (b) China and (c) the UK; and if he will make a statement.
(16844)
1450
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will list state aid for national shipyards of each EU member state since 1997.
(16845)
1451
Mr Alan Reid (Argyll and Bute):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what measures he has put in place to ensure that his Department meets the targets set by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to ensure that (a) all copying paper bought by the Department is 100 per cent. recycled with a minimum of 75 per cent. post-consumer waste content and (b) all paper for printed publications bought by the Department is 60 per cent. recycled with a minimum of 75 per cent. post-consumer waste.
(16131)
1452
Mr Alan Reid (Argyll and Bute):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment is made (a) of the environmental impact and (b) against sustainable development criteria of the bids made for contracts awarded by his Department; and if he will make a statement.
(16143)
1453
Mr Alan Reid (Argyll and Bute):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, whether his Department has joined the Watermark project.
(16144)
1454
Mr Alan Reid (Argyll and Bute):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, at which of his Department's sites he has identified opportunities for significant water savings.
(16145)
1455
Mr Alan Reid (Argyll and Bute):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what change there has been in water consumption by his Department between 31st March 2002 and 31st March 2005.
(16146)
1456
Mr Alan Reid (Argyll and Bute):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many video-conferencing units are installed in (a) his Department and (b) each agency of the Department; what percentage of offices have these facilities in each case; and what plans there are to increase the number of such units.
(16147)
1457
Mr Alan Reid (Argyll and Bute):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what percentage of (a) copying paper and (b) paper for printed publications used by his Department in (i) 2003-04 and (ii) 2004-05 was from recycled sources and how much post-consumer waste this paper contained in each case.
(16148)
1458
Mr Alan Reid (Argyll and Bute):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what work his Department's Green Minister has undertaken during the last 12 months in an official capacity in that role.
(16238)
1459
Mr Alan Reid (Argyll and Bute):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the total floor space area is of buildings (a) owned and (b) leased by (i) his Department and (ii) its agencies.
(16239)
1460
Mr Alan Reid (Argyll and Bute):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, by what date his Department expects to implement in full the targets set by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to ensure that (a) all copying paper bought by the Department is 100 per cent. recyled with a minimum of 75 per cent. post-consumer waste content and (b) all paper for printed publications bought by the Department is 60 per cent. recycled, of which a minimum is 75 per cent. post-consumer waste.
(16240)
1461
Mr Alan Reid (Argyll and Bute):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will list the Department's main suppliers of (a) copier paper, (b) stationery, (c) envelopes and (d) paper for reports, in each case stating (i) the name of each paper used and (ii) the recycled and post-consumer recycled content of each paper.
(16241)
1462
Mr Alan Reid (Argyll and Bute):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what he has identified as the most significant sustainable development impacts in relation to the operation of the estate of his Department.
(16244)
1463
Mr Alan Reid (Argyll and Bute):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, at which meetings his Department has been represented regarding the delivery of sustainable development across Government as co-ordinated by the Ministerial Sub-committee of Green Ministers.
(16245)
1464
Mr Alan Reid (Argyll and Bute):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what steps have been taken by his Department to review its arrangements for public reporting of its sustainable development impacts.
(16246)
1465
Mr Alan Reid (Argyll and Bute):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what progress has been made on his Department's Sustainable Development Strategy.
(16247)
1466
Mr Alan Reid (Argyll and Bute):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what steps he is taking to provide the delivery of sustainable development within Government.
(16248)
1467
Mr Alan Reid (Argyll and Bute):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what parts of his Department's estate will not be covered by the commitments set out in the Framework for Sustainable Development on the Government Estate.
(16249)
1468
Mr Alan Reid (Argyll and Bute):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what change there has been in road transport vehicle carbon dioxide emissions from his Department against a baseline year of 2003-04.
(16250)
1469
Mr Alan Reid (Argyll and Bute):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what arrangements his Department has in place to report publicly on its key sustainable development impacts.
(16251)
1470
Mr Alan Reid (Argyll and Bute):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, whether his Department's procurement policy includes timber used on and in the construction of departmental building projects; and if he will make a statement.
(16252)
1471
Mr Alan Reid (Argyll and Bute):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will list the refurbishment projects in his Department that (a) are in progress and (b) will start in the next six months; what action is being taken to ensure that timber for these projects will be procured from legal and sustainable sources; and whether guidance will be issued to contractors on each of these projects to ensure that the timber used on site during refurbishment also comes from legal and sustainable sources.
(16253)
1472
Mr Alan Reid (Argyll and Bute):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what steps he is taking to ensure that the private finance initiative projects for which his Department is responsible create the minimum of environmental damage.
(16254)
1473
Mr Alan Reid (Argyll and Bute):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment his Department has made of the sustainability and environmental impacts of (a) the private finance initiative projects for which his Department is responsible and (b) the effectiveness of the private finance initiative process in delivering environmentally sustainable projects for his Department.
(16255)
1474
Mr Alan Reid (Argyll and Bute):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what plans he has to make private finance initiative contracts for which his Department is responsible more accountable and transparent in terms of environmental sustainability.
(16256)
1475
Mr Alan Reid (Argyll and Bute):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what targets he has set for improving energy efficiency; and how he intends to achieve those targets.
(16257)
1476
Mr Alan Reid (Argyll and Bute):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what proportion of electricity used by buildings in (a) his Department and (b) its agencies has come from renewable sources in each year from 1997.
(16258)
1477
Mr Alan Reid (Argyll and Bute):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the annual spending by (a) his Department and (b) its agencies has been on (i) water and sewerage services and (ii) electricity use in each year since 1997.
(16281)
1478
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what steps he has taken to monitor the business practices of United Kingdom-based international corporations abroad, with particular reference to wage labour; and if he will make a statement.
(16283)
1479
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many new businesses have registered in (a) Huddersfield, (b) Yorkshire and (c) England in each of the last five years.
(16293)
1480
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what services are in place to assist new and small businesses.
(16294)
1481
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what steps he is taking (a) to improve services for new businesses and (b) to promote new businesses; and if he will make a statement.
(16295)
1482
Alan Simpson (Nottingham South):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment the Government has made of the Ocean Wave Master technology for energy generation, trialled by Manchester University; and what further resources are available for more extensive ocean trials.
(15025)
1483
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, which (a) non-departmental public bodies and (b) executive agencies within the remit of his Department have regional offices based on the Government Offices for the Regions' regional structure; and when the regional offices were established in each case.
(15195)
1484
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what regional (a) bodies, (b) institutions, (c) taskforces, (d) panels, (e) offices and (f) organisations have been established since May 1997 which are the responsibility of his Department.
(15196)
1485
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the (a) Government expenditure and (b) administration costs of regional development agencies was in each year since their creation; and what the estimated figures are for 2005-06.
(15213)
1486
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment he has made of the proportion of gas-powered energy generation that will come from (a) natural gas and (b) liquid natural gas in (i) five years, (ii) 10 years and (iii) 20 years.
(15617)
1487
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what his assessment is of the cost per therm of (a) liquid natural gas and (b) natural gas.
(15618)
1488
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will list the operational liquid natural gas importation terminals in the UK; and what the capacity of each is.
(15619)
1489
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what estimate he has made of the required liquid natural gas importation capacity for the UK over the next (a) five and (b) 15 years.
(15620)
1490
Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will grant a test licence for the WarnTone system to alert traffic to emergency vehicles.
(16855)
1491
Mr Robert Syms (Poole):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what estimate the Government has made of nuclear power contribution to electricity generation in (a) five, (b) 10 and (c) 15 years.
(15660)
1492
Mr Robert Syms (Poole):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what discussions he had with British Energy on measures to promote nuclear power.
(15661)
1493
Mr Robert Syms (Poole):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what plans the Government has to build additional nuclear power stations.
(15662)
1494
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment he has made of the (a) economic and (b) social effects of increasing the number of bank holidays.
(15578)
1495
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will list the websites that come under his Department's responsibility; what the cost was of each in the last year for which figures are available; and how many visitors there were to each site in that year.
(15899)
1496
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what facilities are available for people to report unwanted text messages advertising goods and services.
(16036)
1497
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, whether he collects information about the (a) annual turnover, (b) annual profit, (c) number of staff employed by, (d) rates of growth of turnover, profit or staffing and (e) eligibility for government grant of businesses which (i) are and (ii) are not registered for VAT.
(16547)
1498
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what Government funding was allocated to (a) the nuclear industry, (b) the renewables sector and (c) carbon capture and abatement in each year since 2001.
(15048)
1499
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many vehicles for which the Department is responsible are fitted with retreaded tyres.
(15417)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport
1500
Mr Ian Austin (Dudley North):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has held with the oil and petroleum industries on the effects of low-level exposure to petrol fumes on the incidence of road accidents.
(15408)
1501
Mr Ian Austin (Dudley North):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effects of exposure to petrol fumes on the incidence of road accidents; and if he will make a statement.
(15410)
1502
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much has been spent by the rail industry on improving rail safety in each year since 1997.
(15688)
1503
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many passengers (a) died and (b) were seriously injured whilst travelling by rail in each year from 1976.
(15689)
1504
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many people (a) died and (b) were seriously injured in road accidents in each year from 1976.
(15690)
1505
Norman Baker (Lewes):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will list the disused sections of railway track where agreement has been reached that they should be reopened for passenger traffic.
(15691)
1506
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much was contributed by the General Lighthouse Fund to navigational aids in the territorial waters of the Republic of Ireland in 2004-05; and what the estimated contributions are for the next three years.
(15968)
1507
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much revenue from light dues has been collected from ships calling at ports in (a) Scotland, (b) the Isle of Man, (c) England and Wales, (d) Northern Ireland and (e) the Republic of Ireland, in each of the last 10 financial years.
(16085)
1508
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress his Department has made with negotiations with the Irish government on the cessation of payments from the UK General Lighthouse Fund for the provision of navigational aids in Irish territorial waters.
(16114)
1509
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what representations he has received from the European Commission regarding the light dues tax.
(16117)
1510
N
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the impact of the Traffic Management Act 2004 on the Government objectives of (a) improvement to access to broadband, (b) reducing water leakage and conserving water supplies, (c) replacing major energy and water infrastructure and (d) urban regeneration.
(16635)
1511
N
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what benchmark he has established for the current cost of street works to measure changes that will arise from the introduction of permits; how this benchmark was set; what targets he has set for utility companies and highway authorities to improve; and what level of improvements he expects.
(16646)
1512
N
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his latest estimate is of the costs that will be borne by (a) electricity, (b) gas, (c) water and (d) telecommunications companies arising from the provisions of the Traffic Management Act 2004.
(16647)
1513
N
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 23rd June, Official Report, column 934, on roadworks, if he will make a statement on the method by which Halcrow concluded that the cost of congestion caused by utility street works was £4.3 billion per year.
(16651)
1514
Mr Julian Brazier (Canterbury):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will publish the regulatory impact assessment for the EC Directive for Access to Ports; and if he will make a statement.
(16326)
1515
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when the last on-the-ground measurements of noise from aircrafts using London Heathrow Airport were taken.
(15529)
1516
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many of the London Heathrow Airport standard instrument departure and arrival routes pass over the Twickenham constituency.
(15530)
1517
Mr Ian Davidson (Glasgow South West):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will list contractors based in other EU member states that are providing services to his Department.
(15452)
1518
Clive Efford (Eltham):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the rates of overcrowding on (a) South East trains, (b) Network Southeast and (c) national network trains were in each of the last 12 months for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
(15269)
1519
Clive Efford (Eltham):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether requirements to tackle overcrowding are included in the Integrated Kent Franchise.
(15270)
1520
Clive Efford (Eltham):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he expects to make an announcement on the award of the new Integrated Kent Franchise.
(15271)
1521
Clive Efford (Eltham):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when the Integrated Kent Franchise will begin; and if he will make a statement.
(15272)
1522
Clive Efford (Eltham):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the performance of South East trains (a) since November 2003 and (b) over an equivalent period under the previous franchise company; and if he will make a statement.
(15273)
1523
Clive Efford (Eltham):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether a full cost benefit analysis has been made of the case for a Crossrail station at Woolwich; and if he will make a statement.
(15300)
1524
Clive Efford (Eltham):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps have been taken to ascertain the views of people in southeast London with regard to a station at Woolwich for Crossrail.
(15301)
1525
Clive Efford (Eltham):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment has been made of whether a station at Woolwich for Crossrail would meet the Government's integrated transport criteria for new rail schemes.
(15302)
1526
Clive Efford (Eltham):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he took to ensure that the case for a station at Woolwich was properly assessed before the Crossrail Bill was presented to the House.
(15303)
1527
Clive Efford (Eltham):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the estimated costs are of building a station at Woolwich after the Crossrail link through to Abbey Wood has opened.
(15304)
1528
Clive Efford (Eltham):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the impact on the wider road network of the Blackwall Tunnel refurbishment; and if he will make a statement.
(15324)
1529
Andrew Gwynne (Denton & Reddish):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress has been made in ascertaining the reasons for flooding on the M60 between Denton and Hollinwood, Oldham.
(15098)
1530
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 14th June, Official Report, columns 250-1W, on the private initiative, what total value of assets and liabilities for each of the listed private finance initiatives and public private partnerships is recorded on the Government Balance Sheet; what proportion of assets and liabilities is listed; what the accounting treatment is for assets and liabilities; and whether it is compatible with (a) generally-accepted accounting practices and (b) international financial reporting standards.
(15956)
1531
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 12th September, Official Report, column 2399W, on the tonnage tax, for what reasons no prosecutions have resulted for the year 2004-05; and if he will make a statement.
(16498)
1532
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 12th September, Official Report, column 2399W, on the tonnage tax, what his policy is with regards to prosecuting companies who have failed to make returns on tonnage tax in the specified time; and if he will make a statement.
(16499)
1533
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he expects to make a decision on the South Hampshire Light Rapid Transport System.
(16500)
1534
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to resurface the area of the M3 between junctions 12 and 13 with a noise-reducing material.
(16502)
1535
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the timescale is for key decisions relating to the new South West Trains franchise in 2007.
(16830)
1536
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will assess capacity on South West trains following the relocation of 30 units by the Strategic Rail Authority to the Northampton line; and if he will make a statement.
(16831)
1537
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he expects to announce a decision on the South Hampshire Light Rapid Transport System; and if he will make a statement on the time taken to reach a decision.
(16832)
1538
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the number of road fatalities in Forest of Dean constituency in each of the last five years; what the average number for England was in each year; and if he will make a statement.
(15759)
1539
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the Intelligent Speed Adaptation system.
(16319)
1540
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the Graduated Driver Licensing scheme.
(16324)
1541
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what health and safety impact studies his Department has undertaken on (a) Crossrail and (b) Thameslink options.
(15916)
1542
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what environmental impact studies his Department has undertaken on (a) Crossrail and (b) Thameslink options.
(15917)
1543
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what studies his Department has undertaken on the impact of Crossrail construction on building stability in the Spitalfields area.
(15918)
1544
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what studies his Department has undertaken on the impact of Crossrail construction on road safety in the Spitalfields area.
(15919)
1545
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what studies his Department has undertaken on the removal of Thames Link spoil by barge.
(16093)
1546
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 25th May, Official Report, column 127W, on EU discussions, if he will make a statement on the measures to be introduced under the planned Directive amending Directive 91/440/EEC on the development of the Community's railways.
(16168)
1547
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 25th May, Official Report, column 127W, on EU discussions, if he will make a statement on measures to be introduced under the planned Directive on the certification of train crews operating locomotives and trains.
(16169)
1548
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 25th May, Official Report, column 127W, on EU discussions, if he will make a statement on measures to be introduced under the planned Directive on International Rail Passengers' Rights and Obligations.
(16170)
1549
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 25th May, Official Report, column 127W, on EU discussions, if he will make a statement on measures to be introduced under the planned Directive on compensation in cases of non-compliance with contractual quality requirements for rail freight services.
(16171)
1550
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 25th May, Official Report, column 127W, on EU discussions, if he will make a statement on measures to be introduced under the planned Directive on driving licences.
(16172)
1551
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 25th May, Official Report, column 127W, on EU discussions, if he will make a statement on measures to be introduced under the planned Directive on the harmonisation of certain social legislation relating to road transport.
(16173)
1552
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 25th May, Official Report, column 127W, on EU discussions, if he will make a statement on measures to be introduced under the planned Directive on market access to port services.
(16176)
1553
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 25th May, Official Report, column 127W, on EU Discussions, if he will make a statement on measures to be introduced under the planned Directive on Marco Polo II.
(16179)
1554
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 25th May, Official Report, column 127W, on EU Discussions, if he will make a statement on measures to be introduced under the planned Directive on satellite radio navigation.
(16181)
1555
Kelvin Hopkins (Luton North):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for what percentage of stations on the rail network plans have been approved for the renovation to make them accessible to wheelchairs and people with reduced mobility.
(15105)
1556
Kelvin Hopkins (Luton North):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many stations on the rail network are not accessible to wheelchairs and people with reduced mobility.
(15106)
1557
Kelvin Hopkins (Luton North):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate has been made of the number of disabled people and people with reduced mobility who are unable to make journeys on the rail network because their local station is not accessible.
(15107)
1558
Kelvin Hopkins (Luton North):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps are being taken to improve accessibility to stations on the rail network for wheelchairs and people with reduced mobility.
(15108)
1559
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he expects to publish the inspector's report into the A3 Hindhead improvement scheme.
(16561)
1560
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he expects to start trials on the M42 motorway of using the hard shoulder for regular traffic; over what period such trials are to be carried out; when he expects to reach conclusions on the wider use of hard shoulders; and if he will make a statement.
(15042)
1561
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many cameras are (a) in place and (b) planned for (i) the M42 motorway, (ii) other motorways in, near or around Birmingham and (iii) other motorways elsewhere in England and Wales; and what the total expected cost is in each case.
(15043)
1562
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many safety refuges are in place on motorways in England and Wales; how many are in the course of construction; how many more are planned; and in which locations.
(15044)
1563
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the national co-ordination within the Highways Agency; who is responsible for a national technological strategy for the Agency; what management structures are in place to ensure that regional technological developments are compatible; and if he will make a statement.
(15045)
1564
Susan Kramer (Richmond Park):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the platforms at Waterloo made available by the Eurostar move to St Pancras will be used to accommodate South West train services.
(15893)
1565
Susan Kramer (Richmond Park):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make a statement on the rules governing helicopter flights above residential areas in South West London; and what measures are in place to (a) monitor and (b) enforce the rules.
(15894)
1566
Susan Kramer (Richmond Park):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what research he has collated in relation to the change in the number of serious accidents at speed camera sites.
(15896)
1567
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will review the security arrangements in place at Heathrow Airport for which his Department is responsible in the light of the recent London bombings, with particular reference to the training provided to British Airports Authority staff.
(15155)
1568
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the relationship is between the Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee and the Rail Passengers Council North West.
(15055)
1569
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what criteria were used to select the members of the Rail Passengers Council GB; and what the process was for their selection.
(15056)
1570
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department has taken to ensure that (a) issues affecting disabled passengers and (b) regional issues are dealt with effectively by the Rail Passengers Council GB.
(15057)
1571
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department took to ensure an appropriate regional spread in the membership of the Rail Passengers Council GB.
(15058)
1572
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, where each member of the Rail Passenger Council GB (a) lives and (b) works.
(15059)
1573
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions his Department has had with (a) the regional passenger councils, (b) other groups and organisations representing passengers and (c) groups and organisations representing disabled passengers about the creation of Rail Passengers Council GB.
(15060)
1574
Mr Andrew Pelling (Croydon Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will list offences recorded by the British Transport Police occurring on the Croydon Tramlink System for each year since the inception of the system, broken down by (a) type of offence and (b) tram stop.
(15541)
1575
Mr Andrew Pelling (Croydon Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the timetable is for further dualling of the A303.
(15596)
1576
Mr Andrew Pelling (Croydon Central):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will estimate the number of airplanes using the Biggin Hill stack for Heathrow in each of the last five calendar years.
(16406)
1577
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make a statement on UK participation in the Seafarers' Identity Documents Convention of the International Labour Organisation; what biometrics are involved; which UK ports will hold biometric checking devices; and what obligations there are on seamen in UK waters to carry identity cards.
(16056)
1578
Angus Robertson (Moray):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many meetings of the (a) EU Committee on application of the legislation on access to the groundhandling market at Community airports, (b) EU Advisory Committee on unfair pricing practices in maritime transport and (c) EU Committee on application of the legislation on the minimum level of training for seafarers and the recognition of certificates issued by training institutes or administrations of third countries (STCW) are planned for the UK presidency of the EU; who will be presiding over each meeting; which other UK representatives will be present; what provision is in place for representation of the devolved governments; and if he will make a statement.
(16460)
1579
Paul Rowen (Rochdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress he has made in considering the Greater Manchester Integrated Transport Strategy submitted to his Department on 4th April.
(15283)
1580
Paul Rowen (Rochdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress has been made in his consideration of the Manchester Metrolink Phase 2.
(15284)
1581
Paul Rowen (Rochdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what criteria will be used for the approval of schemes for the Transport Innovation Scheme.
(15285)
1582
Paul Rowen (Rochdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the total investment in quality bus corridors has been in each Passenger Transport Area in each of the last five years.
(15286)
1583
Paul Rowen (Rochdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the total additional cost of introducing free travel for pensioners will be in 2006-07.
(15287)
1584
Paul Rowen (Rochdale):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the cost to passenger transport areas will be for the provision of free travel for pensioners; and if he will make extra resources available to cover this.
(15288)
1585
Martin Salter (Reading West):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, who is responsible for medium-scale rail schemes since the winding-up of the Strategic Rail Authority.
(15733)
1586
Alan Simpson (Nottingham South):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the environmental effects of increasing the carriage of freight on rail.
(15023)
1587
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will list the local authorities who are members of changing development partnerships.
(15216)
1588
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will list (a) each of the multi-model studies that have ben published since May 1997 and (b) such studies which are still in progress; and what plans the Government has to produce further studies.
(15217)
1589
Bob Spink (Castle Point):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the impact of the London Gateway port development, with particular reference to channel dredging and traffic, on possible future uses of the Canvey Island liquid natural gas importation facility; and if he will make a statement.
(15616)
1590
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will take steps to ensure that London firms are given key roles in the development of Crossrail; and if he will make a statement.
(15220)
1591
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect on Brent residents of Crossrail; and if he will make a statement.
(15255)
1592
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many helicopter movements there were in the air space above the London Borough of Brent in each year since 1997.
(15438)
1593
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many helicopter flights have taken place in the Dollis Hill area in each year since 1997.
(15562)
1594
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many (a) incidents of and (b) prosecutions for (i) vandalism and (ii) trespass on railway lines in London by (A) adults and (B) juveniles there were in each of the last five years.
(15577)
1595
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will list the dates when UK (a) territory and (b) airspace has been used for the transport of persons held as prisoners by US civilian or military authorities in the past 12 months.
(15580)
1596
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the (a) environmental and (b) price impacts on residential properties of low flying helicopters in the Dollis Hill area of London; and if he will make a statement.
(15826)
1597
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many cars were impounded by each London borough in each year since 1997; and what the cost was to each borough in each year.
(15832)
1598
Sarah Teather (Brent East):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the number of cars owned in (a) Brent East, (b) each London borough, (c) London and (d) England in each year since 1997; and what percentage of the total he estimates were four-wheel drive in each year.
(16234)
1599
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what (a) duties and (b) powers local highway authorities possess in relation to the National Street Gazetteer; what information he collects on the extent to which each meets its responsibilities; what communications he has had with or in relation to the Isle of Wight Council's performance in this regard; and what steps he has taken to satisfy himself that all unadopted roads and parts thereof on the Island are recorded as such in the Gazetteer.
(16545)
1600
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will allocate sufficient funding to the Mayor of London for a scheme for improvements to the North Circular at Henley's Corner, Brent Street and Bounds Green.
(16870)
1601
Stephen Williams (Bristol West):To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he will introduce free local bus travel for (a) pensioners and (b) disabled persons.
(16728)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Wales
1602
Mr Ian Davidson (Glasgow South West):To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will list the contractors based in other EU member states that are providing services to his Department.
(15447)
Questions to the Minister for Women and Equality
1603
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire):To ask the Minister for Women and Equality, what steps the Government is taking to make parents aware of the opportunities that exist for girls in science and engineering.
(16355)
1604
Lynda Waltho (Stourbridge):To ask the Minister for Women and Equality, what recent discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Health on teenage pregnancy.
(15027)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
1605
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) males and (b) females have been (i) charged with and (ii) convicted of benefit fraud in (A) Essex, (B) Southend and (C) England and Wales in each of the last five years for which figures are available.
(15081)
1606
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) males and (b) females pleaded guilty to benefit fraud in each area in England and Wales in each of the last five years for which figures are available.
(15486)
1607
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) males and (b) females aged (i) 17 to 24, (ii) 25 to 30, (iii) 31 to 35, (iv) 36 to 40 and (v) over 40 years were (1) charged and (2) convicted of benefit fraud in each of the last five years for which figures are available.
(15487)
1608
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) males and (b) females aged (i) 17 to 24, (ii) 25 to 30, (iii) 31 to 35, (iv) 36 to 40 and (v) over 40 years pleaded guilty to benefit fraud in each of the last five years for which figures are available.
(15488)
1609
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps (a) he has taken and (b) plans to take to reduce benefit fraud; and if he will make a statement.
(15489)
1610
Mr David Amess (Southend West):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much his Department has spent in each of the last five years for which figures are available to reduce benefit fraud; and if he will make a statement.
(15490)
1611
Mr Ian Austin (Dudley North):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to (a) enable women to build up their own entitlement to a pension, (b) encourage the provision of private and occupational pensions that work more effectively for women and (c) tackle the inequalities and pensions provision which affect women.
(15407)
1612
Mr Ian Austin (Dudley North):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what percentage of people in Dudley North were unemployed in each year since 1997; and what estimate he has made of the change in the amount of benefits paid as a result of the change in unemployment levels.
(15413)
1613
Roger Berry (Kingswood):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many incapacity benefit claimants there have been in each year since 2001, broken down by region and diagnosis.
(15035)
1614
Mr Clive Betts (Sheffield, Attercliffe):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average period of time taken to process travel cost reimbursement under the Access to Work scheme was in the last period for which figures are available; how many claims are awaiting payment; and what the (a) average and (b) total value is of outstanding claims.
(15969)
1615
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make a statement on the recent restructuring of outsourced contracts for IT services for his Department.
(16524)
1616
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make a statement on developments in provision of office space and IT systems for the Pensions Ombudsman.
(16525)
1617
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the cost of providing unemployment benefits for adults who have previously been in care in the last year for which figures are available.
(15707)
1618
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Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reasons it is proposed to reduce the opening times of the Wareham Job Centre to two days a week.
(15934)
1619
Colin Burgon (Elmet):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) men and (b) women received incapacity benefit in the Elmet constituency in the last period for which figures are available.
(15734)
1620
Mr Stephen Crabb (Preseli Pembrokeshire):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many convictions for benefit fraud there were in each year since 1997.
(15440)
1621
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many of his Department's call centres have contracted for voice training for their staff; how many staff in each of these call centres have undertaken voice training courses; what assessment he has made of the effects on (a) staff and (b) customers of voice training; and if he will make a statement.
(16310)
1622
Mr Ian Davidson (Glasgow South West):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will list the contractors based in other EU member states that are providing services to his Department.
(15445)
1623
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 22nd June, Official Report, column 1076W, on private finance projects, what proportion of assets and liabilities for each of the listed private finance initiatives and public private partnerships is recorded on the Government Balance Sheet.
(16132)
1624
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 22nd June, Official Report, column 1076W, on private finance projects, what the total value of assets and liabilities for each of the listed private finance initiatives and public private partnerships is that are recorded on the Government Balance Sheet.
(16133)
1625
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 22nd June, Official Report, column 1076W, on private finance projects, what the accounting treatment of assets and liabilities for each of the listed private finance initiatives and public private partnerships is; and whether this treatment is compliant with (a) UK generally accepted accounting practices and (b) international financial reporting standards.
(16134)
1626
Stephen Hammond (Wimbledon):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many civil servants are employed to administer the state pension scheme and benefits distributed to senior citizens; and what the total cost of employing these civil servants was in the last year for which figures are available.
(16666)
1627
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what percentage of under-16s who applied for disability living allowance in each year since 2002 were successful; and what percentage of successful claimants received (a) mobility allowance and (b) care allowance.
(16836)
1628
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average length of time taken to process new claims for disability living allowance for under 16s was in each year since 2002, broken down by region.
(16837)
1629
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of people claiming (a) state pension, (b) jobseeker's allowance and (c) incapacity benefit in Forest of Dean constituency; and if he will make a statement.
(15842)
1630
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of levels of (a) employment and (b) income in Forest of Dean constituency; and if he will make a statement.
(15845)
1631
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the cost is of a domiciliary medical examination to assess claimants' eligibility for benefits.
(15135)
1632
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what criteria benefits claimants must fulfil to be granted a domiciliary medical examination to assess their eligibility for benefits; and what estimate he has made of the number of claimants who met this criteria in 2004-05.
(15136)
1633
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what provision Atos Origin has made in its budget for domiciliary medical examinations for benefits claimants.
(15137)
1634
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people have (a) requested and (b) been granted a domiciliary medical examination to assess their eligibility for benefits in each of the last four years.
(15724)
1635
Mrs Joan Humble (Blackpool North & Fleetwood):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, in circumstances where a parent with care moves to a non-EU country, whether the parent without care is required to (a) continue paying child support as originally assessed by the Child Support Agency, (b) pay according to a new assessment taking into account the local circumstances of the new country of residence and (c) cease child support payments; and if he will make a statement.
(15636)
1636
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to his Answer of 11th July, Official Report, column 682W, on pension scheme records, what requirement there is on former trustees to maintain records of schemes which have been wound up.
(15768)
1637
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reason pension funds for which the employer is solvent but winds up the scheme without funding it beyond the Minimum Funding Requirement are excluded from the Financial Assistance Scheme.
(16325)
1638
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what percentage of households in receipt of tax credit awards were receiving less money than their actual weekly entitlement due to an in-year adjustment to their awards or payments on 31st January; and what percentage of households receiving less money than their actual entitlement were households on maximum tax credit receiving less than 30 per cent. of their weekly tax credit entitlement.
(16581)
1639
Mr Bob Laxton (Derby North):To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment his Department has made of the recommendation by the Select Committee on Work and Pensions in February that Jobcentre Plus staff cuts shou