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The Questions Book

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Monday 21 July 2008

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


 

Questions for Oral or Written Answer
beginning on Monday 21 July 2008
(the 'Questions Book')

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Monday 21 July 2008


This paper contains only Written Questions for answer on Monday 21 July 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 21 July of which no previous notice has been given, see the Order Paper.

For Written and Oral Questions for answer after Monday 21 July see Part 2 of this paper.


Questions to the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform
1
N
Mr John Baron (Billericay): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what contracts have been awarded to UBS and its sister companies by his Department since June 2007.
(220071)
2
John Battle (Leeds West): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, how many working days were lost to industrial action in (a) Leeds Metropolitan District and (b) Yorkshire and Humberside in each year since 1997.
(220767)
3
Mr Clive Betts (Sheffield, Attercliffe): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what his Department's policy is on improving the energy efficiency of the buildings which it (a) rents and (b) owns; what changes there have been in the energy efficiency of such buildings in the last (i) five and (ii) 10 years; and whether his Department has adopted targets on energy efficiency improvements in the buildings it occupies over the next (A) five and (B) 10 years.
(221089)
4
Mr Clive Betts (Sheffield, Attercliffe): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what account his Department takes of the level of energy efficiency of buildings before entering into agreements to (a) rent and (b) purchase those buildings.
(221105)
5
N
Mr Stephen Byers (North Tyneside): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to ensure that all waiting staff are guaranteed the national minimum wage, excluding gratuities, and that any gratuities given by customers are received in full by waiting staff with no deductions by employers; and if he will make a statement.
(220156)
6
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, whether his Department maintains a record of produce from illegal Israeli settlements which is imported into the UK.
(220460)
7
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, if he will bring forward proposals to ban the sale of produce from illegal Israeli settlements in the UK.
(220462)
8
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what recent steps the Government has taken to encourage business growth.
(219552)
9
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what estimate he has made of the length of time spent nuclear fuel discharged from the reactor cores of the new nuclear reactors planned would remain in store at the respective reactor site or sites prior to removal for long-term management.
(220446)
10
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what estimate he has made of the time needed to decommission graphite cores of redundant nuclear reactors.
(220889)
11
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what mechanisms exist to retain those trained in the National Nuclear Skills Academy within the nuclear decommissioning, clean-up and waste management sector.
(221033)
12
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what the refuelling dates were of each nuclear reactor in the United Kingdom in the last 20 years.
(221034)
13
Philip Davies (Shipley): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what research his Department has undertaken into the relationship between alcohol pricing and problem drinking.
(221312)
14
Philip Davies (Shipley): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what advice he has received on the compliance with (a) UK and (b) EU competition law of minimum pricing for a unit of alcohol.
(221313)
15
Philip Davies (Shipley): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what research his Department has undertaken into the effects that minimum pricing of alcohol would have on people on low incomes who drink responsibly.
(221314)
16
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, when he expects to respond to the Competition Commission's report on supermarkets.
(220374)
17
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, if he will adopt the Competition Commission's proposal of an ombudsman for supermarkets; and if he will make it his policy that the ombudsman should represent the local interest in supply chain operations.
(221575)
18
Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland & Melton): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, which (a) statutory regulators and (b) inspectorates are covered by the Regulators' Compliance Code.
(220540)
19
N
Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland & Melton): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what estimate Post Office Ltd has made of the net annual saving which will arise from the closure of the Newcastle University Union Society post office; and if he will make a statement.
(220840)
20
N
Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland & Melton): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what assessment Post Office Ltd has made of the effect of closure of the Newcastle University Union Society post office on students in Newcastle upon Tyne.
(220841)
21
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what the Government's policy is on the possibility of extending the scope of the revised Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive to include textiles.
(221185)
22
N
Paul Flynn (Newport West): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, pursuant to the Answer of 14th July, Official Report, column 76W, on Sellafield, what the financial value is of the insurance indemnity against claims deemed to be uninsurable to be granted to the successful bidder to manage Sellafield; and how this figure was calculated.
(220167)
23
N
Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what discussions he has had with (a) his EU counterparts and (b) European Commissioners on the conclusion of negotiations between the EC and the US on the US withdrawal from its gambling commitments in the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and the consequent compensatory adjustments offered by the US in the WTO General Agreement on Trade in Services.
(220606)
24
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, how much was claimed in reimbursable expenses by press officers in his Department and its agencies in each of the last three financial years.
(221171)
25
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, pursuant to paragraph 3.11 in the Carers at the Heart of 21st-century families and communities report, how much of the £150 million funding for breaks for carers of disabled children his Department will provide in each of the next two years.
(220312)
26
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, how many hours of overtime were worked by staff in each pay grade in his Department in each of the last 12 months.
(221238)
27
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what the cost of overtime payments paid to staff in his Department was in each of the last 12 months, broken down by pay grade.
(221304)
28
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what (a) listening exercises and (b) public forums his Department has held in each of the last two years; what the (i) purpose and (ii) cost was in each case; and who the private contractor was and how much it was paid in each case.
(221359)
29
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what (a) reviews and (b) public consultations have been initiated by his Department since 27th June 2007.
(221370)
30
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what steps his Department has taken to monitor the cost of its mail services in the last 12 months.
(221492)
31
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, which organisations have received (a) free and (b) discounted room hire from his Department's agencies in each of the last five years; and what the commercial value of the discount was in each case.
(221573)
32
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, which organisations have received (a) free and (b) discounted room hire from his Department since its inception; and what the commercial value of the discount was in each case.
(221594)
33
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, which projects his Department has commissioned from (a) think tanks and (b) charities in each of the last two years for which figures are available; what the aim of each project was; which think tank or charity was commissioned; and how much was paid.
(221607)
34
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, on how many occasions his Department and its predecessor instructed the Treasury Solicitor to seek leave to appeal to the House of Lords from (a) the Court of Appeal and (b) the House of Lords itself in each of the last 10 years; and on how many occasions the application was rejected.
(220812)
35
John Penrose (Weston-Super-Mare): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, when he plans to publish National Grid's full report into the sequence of events and causes of the drops in system frequency on 27th May 2008.
(220557)
36
N
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, whether the feasibility study on the Severn Barrage commissioned by his Department is examining the possibility of the inclusion of a rail link.
(220076)
37
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what his Department's policy is on requesting discounts from its suppliers in return for swift payment of invoices.
(220442)
38
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what the estimated average (a) monthly and (b) annual fuel bills were for families in England and Wales in each of the last three years (i) in total and (ii) broken down by region.
(220594)
39
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what percentage of paper used (a) for photocopying and (b) in printed publications by his Department and its predecessor was from recycled sources in each of the last two years.
(220685)
40
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, how much the British Wind Energy Association received from the public purse in each of the last five years.
(220698)
41
N
Jo Swinson (East Dunbartonshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, how much his Department's Work-Life Balance Study cost.
(220753)
42
N
Paddy Tipping (Sherwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, when he last met representatives of the bromine industry.
(220667)
43
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what recent representations he has received from trades unions on (a) alternative means of conducting union ballots and (b) secondary industrial action with the same company as the primary action; and if he will make a statement.
(221420)
44
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, if he will place in the public domain the report of the consulting engineers on the feasibility of a UK-based carbon capture and storage demonstration plant pre-budget report of 2006.
(221449)
45
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what estimate he has made of the cost (a) on average to the consumer and (b) to the economy of the renewables obligation in each of the last five years.
(221450)
46
Mr Ben Wallace (Lancaster & Wyre): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, how much funding his Department has provided for motor sports technological development in each year since 2003.
(220499)
47
Mr Ben Wallace (Lancaster & Wyre): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, which successful bids for the Spring 2007 technology programme were linked to motor sports.
(220500)
48
Mr Ben Wallace (Lancaster & Wyre): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, whether he has met representatives of Canatxx to discuss gas storage in the last 12 months.
(220652)
49
N
Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what assessment he has made of supply chain constraints in (a) the renewable energy sector and (b) the nuclear sector, what strategy his Department is pursuing to overcome such constraints; and if he will make a statement.
(220160)
50
N
Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what assessment he has made of the effect of recent increases in steel prices on the Government's energy policy; and if he will make a statement.
(220161)
51
N
Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, how many meetings he and his officials have had with representatives of (a) the nuclear energy industry and (b) the combined heat and power industry since January 2007; who attended each meeting; when each was held; and what matters were discussed.
(220582)
52
N
Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what research his Department has commissioned on (a) nuclear energy and (b) combined heat and power in the last two years for which information is available; and what the budget was for each piece of research.
(220585)
53
N
Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what his Department's budget is in 2008-09 for work associated with (a) nuclear energy and (b) combined heat and power.
(220586)
54
Dr Alan Whitehead (Southampton, Test): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what proportion of the electricity derived from combined heat and power plants is obtained from combined heat and power plants located on the Government estate.
(220790)
55
Mark Williams (Ceredigion): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, how many Post Office branches subject to the Network Change programme have been submitted for further review by Postwatch; and how many decisions on Post Office branches that have been subject to the agreed review mechanism between Post Office Ltd and Postwatch have been altered as a result of this process.
(221474)
56
N
Mr David Winnick (Walsall North): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what the reasons were for the time taken to transfer the letter of 18th June from the hon. Member for Walsall North to the Department of Work and Pensions, ref: 74157; and if he will take steps to speed up the transfer of correspondence by his Department.
(220007)
Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
57
N
Mr John Baron (Billericay): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many (a) civil servants, (b) special advisers and (c) members of the Council of Economic Advisers were members of the Economic Stability team in his Department in each of the last 11 years, broken down by pay grade.
(220072)
58
John Battle (Leeds West): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many dwellings in (a) Leeds Metropolitan District and (b) Leeds West constituency have been subject to stamp duty tax relief on zero carbon homes.
(220759)
59
John Battle (Leeds West): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what projects in (a) Leeds Metropolitan District and (b) Leeds West constituency sponsored by the Valuation Office Agency were subject to gateway services in each of the last five years.
(220762)
60
Mr Clive Betts (Sheffield, Attercliffe): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his Department's policy is on improving the energy efficiency of the buildings which it (a) rents and (b) owns; what changes there have been in the energy efficiency of such buildings in the last (i) five and (ii) 10 years; and whether his Department has adopted targets on energy efficiency improvements in the buildings it occupies over the next (A) five and (B) 10 years.
(221080)
61
Mr Clive Betts (Sheffield, Attercliffe): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what account his Department takes of the level of energy efficiency of buildings before entering into agreements to (a) rent and (b) purchase those buildings.
(221096)
62
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department proposes to take on overcharging in relation to payment protection insurance policies as reported by the Competition Commission.
(220868)
63
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effects of the performance of the economy in the last six months on public sector construction projects, with particular reference to the Building Schools for the Future programme.
(220880)
64
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps the Government has taken to address the problems associated with rising inflation.
(221328)
65
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans the Government has to reduce the effects of rising inflation on low income families.
(221329)
66
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent steps the Government has taken to reduce unemployment.
(221330)
67
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Cardiff Central of 2nd July 2008, Official Report, columns 964-5, on fraud, what cases referred to in the Answer were excluding any references to individuals; and which cases (a) are under investigation and (b) have been resolved.
(220835)
68
N
Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson (Lagan Valley): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will establish an office of the Financial Services Authority in Northern Ireland.
(220748)
69
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the cost to date has been of (a) the investigation into the loss of data discs by HM Revenue and Customs and (b) the planning and implementation of new procedures to avoid a future loss.
(220152)
70
N
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many compliance enquiries following the receipt of a P810 form were carried out in Wales in each of the last five years.
(219968)
71
N
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate HM Revenue and Customs has made of the loss of revenue to the Exchequer arising from (a) unprocessed and (b) destroyed P810 forms in each of the last five years.
(219969)
72
N
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, in which HM Revenue and Customs operational areas in Wales there are staff shortages, broken down by role.
(219970)
73
N
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many P810 forms have been received from people resident in Wales in each month of the last five years; on how many of these forms action has not been taken; how many such forms have been destroyed; and on what date the destroyed forms were (a) received and (b) destroyed.
(219971)
74
N
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to answer Questions (a) 208270, (b) 208268, (c) 208271 and (d) 208269 on vehicle excise duty, tabled by the hon. Member for Putney on 30th May 2008.
(220811)
75
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the cost was of placing recruitment advertisements for HM Revenue and Customs staff in each month of the last two year period for which figures are available.
(221165)
76
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much was claimed in reimbursable expenses by press officers in his Department and its agencies in each of the last three financial years.
(221167)
77
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much has been spent on refurbishment in each HM Revenue and Customs office in the last three years.
(221186)
78
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his Answer of 7th July 2008, Official Report, column 1263W, on HM Revenue and Customs: visits abroad, if he will break down the amount spent on overseas travel in 2007-08 by each HM Revenue and Customs office.
(221189)
79
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much was paid in bonuses to staff working on tax credits at HM Revenue and Customs in 2007-08, broken down by tax credit office.
(221655)
80
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Transport on spending on public transport in rural areas.
(220311)
81
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much was spent on (a) heating, (b) electricity and (c) water bills for (i) No. 11 Downing Street and (ii) Dorneywood in each of the last five years.
(221190)
82
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many hours of overtime were worked by staff in each pay grade in his Department in each of the last 12 months.
(221241)
83
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 14th July 2008, Official Report, columns 151-2W, on welfare tax credits: overpayments, how many of the notices were for amounts (a) below £250, (b) between £250 and £500, (c) between £500 and £750, (d) between £750 and £1,000, (e) between £1,000 and £1,500, (f) between £1,500 and £2,000, (g) between £2,000 and £2,500, (h) between £2,500 and £3,000 and (i) above £3,000 in each month.
(221271)
84
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the cost of overtime payments paid to staff in his Department was in each of the last 12 months, broken down by pay grade.
(221302)
85
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what (a) listening exercises and (b) public forums his Department has held in each of the last two years; what the (i) purpose and (ii) cost was in each case; and who the private contractor was and how much it was paid in each case.
(221356)
86
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what (a) reviews and (b) public consultations have been initiated by his Department since 27th June 2007.
(221360)
87
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department has taken to monitor the cost of its mail services in the last 12 months.
(221490)
88
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, which organisations have received (a) free and (b) discounted room hire from (i) his Department and (ii) its agencies in each of the last five years; and what the commercial value of the discount was in each case.
(221580)
89
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, which projects his Department has commissioned from (a) think tanks and (b) charities in each of the last two years for which figures are available; what the aim of each project was; which think tank or charity was commissioned; and how much was paid.
(221605)
90
N
Robert Key (Salisbury): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when in 2009 HM Revenue and Customs' lease on Alexandra House, Salisbury terminates; whether the office will be co-located with Jobcentre Plus officials at Summerlock House, Salisbury following the termination of the lease; and if he will make a statement.
(219553)
91
Tom Levitt (High Peak): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much in duties has been collected from companies importing produce into the UK from Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory in the latest period for which figures are availabe.
(220839)
92
Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much his Department spent on tax relief under the Mortgage Interest Relief at Source scheme in each of the last 20 years; and if he will make a statement.
(221262)
93
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make a statement on the closure of the HM Revenue and Customs office in York.
(220882)
94
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, on how many occasions his Department has instructed the Treasury Solicitor to seek leave to appeal to the House of Lords from (a) the Court of Appeal and (b) the House of Lords itself in each of the last 10 years; and on how many occasions the application was rejected.
(220827)
95
Anne Main (St Albans): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether a full equality impact assessment was carried out on the effects on (a) staff and (b) service users of the proposal to close the HM Revenue and Customs Office in St Albans.
(221407)
96
Anne Main (St Albans): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the cost was of overseas visits made by members of staff in his Department in each of the last three years.
(221408)
97
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 2nd July 2008 on child care vouchers, if he will publish his Department's analysis of the care vouchers scheme for carers sponsored by Accor Services UK, Busy Bees Ltd, Grassroots Group and Sodexho Pass.
(221564)
98
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to page 56 of the Valuation Office Agency Annual Report and Accounts 2007-2008, HC 583, what the total value of payments made to Rightmove.co.uk plc was in 2007-08.
(221247)
99
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the automated valuation model is used for inheritance tax valuations of domestic dwellings by the Valuation Office Agency.
(221248)
100
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 7th July 2008, Official Report, column 1258W, on housing: valuation, if he will place in the Library a copy of the mapping information used by the Valuation Office Agency to distinguish the boundaries of each live locality within each billing authority area.
(221276)
101
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 7th July 2008, Official Report, column 1258W, on housing: valuation, if he will place in the Library a copy of the data export of the most recent numerical co-efficient value assigned to each of the live localities to reflect their value significance in the automated valuation model.
(221277)
102
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to page 56 of the Valuation Office Agency Annual Report and Accounts 2007-08, HC 583, if he will provide a breakdown by (a) supplier and (b) value the goods and services provided under the heading of Data capture.
(221278)
103
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to page 56 of the Valuation Office Agency Annual Report and Accounts 2007-08, HC 583, if he will provide a breakdown of the goods and services provided under the heading of Capgemini service charges.
(221279)
104
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to page 18 and page 35 of the Valuation Office Agency Annual Report and Accounts 2007-08, HC 583, how many domestic dwellings received a visit from a Valuation Office Agency representative to check information in 2007-08.
(221280)
105
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the Valuation Office Agency Annual Report and Accounts 2007-08, HC 583, what assessment the Valuation Office Agency has made of the reasons for its failure to meet its target for providing a considered decision on council tax enquiries and proposals within two months of receipt in 98 per cent. of cases.
(221281)
106
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 7th July 2008, Official Report, column 1349W, on Council Tax: Valuation, whether the Automated Valuation Model is used by the Valuation Office Agency in England to value properties, in addition to the Council Tax Banding Support Tool.
(221282)
107
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 7th July 2008, Official Report, column 1349W, on Council Tax: Valuation, whether the Council Tax Banding Support Tool uses data from the Automated Valuation Model.
(221283)
108
N
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has set a date for the publication of the Government's factual paper on the Barnett Formula.
(220077)
109
N
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many homes have been repossessed by Northern Rock since nationalisation.
(220078)
110
N
Willie Rennie (Dunfermline and West Fife): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans the Government has for spending revenues raised through the auctioning of allowances from the (a) second and (b) third phase of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme; and if he will make a statement.
(219957)
111
N
Willie Rennie (Dunfermline and West Fife): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion of the revenues generated by auctioning of allowances from the second phase of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme will be spent on (a) research and development for renewable energy, (b) carbon capture and storage development and (c) energy efficiency improvements.
(219958)
112
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his Department's policy is on requesting discounts from its suppliers in return for swift payment of invoices.
(220422)
113
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what percentage of paper used (a) for photocopying and (b) in printed publications by his Department was from recycled sources in each of the last two years.
(220732)
114
Jo Swinson (East Dunbartonshire): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the annual cost to the Exchequer of calculating the UK's gross domestic product.
(220692)
115
N
Jo Swinson (East Dunbartonshire): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the cost to (a) the economy and (b) the Exchequer of stress-related illnesses in the last year.
(220749)
116
Sarah Teather (Brent East): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many applications for exemption from business rates have been submitted to the Valuation Office Agency in each of the last five years.
(220801)
117
Mark Williams (Ceredigion): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of access to free-of-charge cash withdrawals in Mid and West Wales.
(221388)
118
N
Mr David Winnick (Walsall North): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when the hon. Member for Walsall North will receive a reply to his letter of 12th May regarding a constituent, reference 96705.
(220321)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families
119
John Battle (Leeds West): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, which two regions had (a) the highest performing state schools and (b) the lowest performing state schools in the latest period for which figures are available; and what assessment he has made of the possible relationship between school performance and average house prices in an area.
(220688)
120
John Battle (Leeds West): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many secondary schools in Leeds put a disability equality scheme in place in each of the last five years.
(220780)
121
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, if he will break down the £108.3 million CAFCASS budget for 2007-08 by category and sub-categories of expenditure.
(220760)
122
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what proportion of family court cases involved a CAFCASS representative in the last period for which figures are available.
(220761)
123
Mr Clive Betts (Sheffield, Attercliffe): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what his Department's policy is on improving the energy efficiency of the buildings which it (a) rents and (b) owns; what changes there have been in the energy efficiency of such buildings in the last (i) five and (ii) 10 years; and whether his Department has adopted targets on energy efficiency improvements in the buildings it occupies over the next (A) five and (B) 10 years.
(221085)
124
Mr Clive Betts (Sheffield, Attercliffe): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what account his Department takes of the level of energy efficiency of buildings before entering into agreements to (a) rent and (b) purchase those buildings.
(221101)
125
N
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what progress he has made in updating regulations and guidance on child employment; and if he will make a statement.
(219965)
126
N
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park & Kensington North): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what percentage of (a) secondary school children, (b) primary school children and (c) all children have access to the full extended school core offer in each local education authority.
(220508)
127
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what recent steps the Government has taken to promote healthy living in schools and family homes.
(220599)
128
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what recent steps the Government has taken to improve performing arts education in schools.
(220600)
129
Philip Davies (Shipley): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many applications for school places were found to have been made on a fraudulent basis in each of the last five years.
(220918)
130
Philip Davies (Shipley): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what guidance is given to local authorities on the investigation of allegations of fraudulent activity in school preference applications.
(220919)
131
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what reserves (a) primary and (b) secondary schools hold, broken down by local education authority.
(221536)
132
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, if he will intervene in the dispute between Ofsted and the trades unions Unison and PCS.
(221537)
133
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, from which organisations his Department sought references on ETS as part of the procurement process for the SAT contract.
(220406)
134
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what proportion of 2008 key stage 3 tests in English had been marked at the latest date for which figures are available.
(220481)
135
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, by what date he expects all key stage 2 test results to have been delivered to schools.
(220484)
136
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, by what date he expects all key stage 3 test results to have been delivered to schools.
(220485)
137
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what criteria were used to assess ETS Europe during the procurement process for the contract to deliver standard assessment tests.
(220493)
138
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, when he was informed of problems with the standard assessment testing and marking systems and the particular problems with the ETS Europe contract.
(220497)
139
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, when the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) first became aware that there were potential problems with the standard assessment testing and marking systems; and when the QCA informed Ministers of those potential problems.
(220498)
140
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what meetings attended by Ministers and officials from his Department on the standard assessment tests and marking system were held between September 2007 and 26th June 2008.
(220517)
141
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, when Lord Sutherland's report into the delivery of the Department's policy by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority and the National Assessment Agency will be published.
(220518)
142
N
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what account was taken of the parameters set by the devolution settlement in the development of the proposed powers to pass information on an individual's benefits, income tax and tax credit status to the Welsh Assembly Government in clauses 72 and 73 of the Education and Skills Bill.
(220308)
143
N
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, if he will place in the Library a copy of the contract agreed and signed between the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority and ETS in 2007.
(220150)
144
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many key stage 2 pupils received a teacher assessment grading their performance at level six or higher in (a) 2007 and (b) 2006.
(220784)
145
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many key stage 2 pupils achieved a level five result in at least one subject in 2007.
(220785)
146
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what steps were taken by his Department to corroborate the evidence offered by the State Education Board of California in its role as referee for ETS's tender for the contract to mark key stage 2 and 3 examinations.
(220787)
147
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what the difference was between the cost of the tender put forward by ETS for the contract to mark key stage 2 and 3 examinations and those put forward by other bidders.
(220789)
148
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many pupils achieved five or more A* grades at GCSE in 2007.
(220848)
149
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many pupils received A or A* grades in all their GCSE examinations in 2007.
(220849)
150
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what salaries were paid to each board member of the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority in the last year.
(221652)
151
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how much was claimed in reimbursable expenses by press officers in his Department and its agencies in each of the last three financial years.
(221169)
152
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, when he will publish the 2007-08 resource accounts for the Teachers' Pension Scheme.
(221173)
153
Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what information his Department has provided to sixth-formers about their right to opt in and out of collective worship.
(221161)
154
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what the cost of overtime payments paid to staff in his Department was in each of the last 12 months, broken down by pay grade.
(221301)
155
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what (a) listening exercises and (b) public forums his Department has held in each of the last two years; what the (i) purpose and (ii) cost was in each case; and who the private contractor was and how much it was paid in each case.
(221357)
156
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what (a) reviews and (b) public consultations have been initiated by his Department since 27th June 2007.
(221376)
157
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, which organisations have received (a) free and (b) discounted room hire from (i) his Department and (ii) its agencies in each of the last five years; and what the commercial value of the discount was in each case.
(221579)
158
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, which projects his Department has commissioned from (a) think tanks and (b) charities in each of the last two years for which figures are available; what the aim of each project was; which think tank or charity was commissioned; and how much was paid.
(221604)
159
N
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what steps he is planning to implement to reduce the gap in attainment between deaf children and their hearing peers; and if he will make a statement.
(220683)
160
N
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many times oxygen has been administered to a child following restraint in (a) young offender institutions, (b) secure training centres, (c) local authority secure children's homes, (d) immigration removal centres, (e) maintained residential special schools, (f) NHS psychiatric hospitals and (g) local authority children's homes in each of the last five years.
(220171)
161
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, pursuant to the Answer of 10th July 2008, Official Report, columns 1818-9W, on pupils: per capita costs, how the amounts per place for level 2 (a) engineering, (b) society, health and development, (c) IT and (d) creative and media were calculated; and if he will make a statement.
(220878)
162
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what estimate he has made of the proportion of local authority playgrounds which have facilities suitable for children who use wheelchairs.
(220894)
163
N
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many children in care have taken part in drug trials in each of the last 10 years, broken down by pharmaceutical company involved.
(220679)
164
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many children died as a result of homicide in each English local authority area in each of the last five years, broken down by age.
(220689)
165
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what consideration he has given to extending the provisions of section 11 of the Children Act 2004 to the armed forces.
(220691)
166
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what consideration he has given to attending the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child's examination of the UK State Party report in September 2008.
(220850)
167
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, on how many occasions his Department and its predecessors instructed the Treasury Solicitor to seek leave to appeal to the House of Lords from (a) the Court of Appeal and (b) the House of Lords itself in each of the last 10 years; and on how many occasions the application was rejected.
(220818)
168
Anne Main (St Albans): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many children in the St Albans constituency were eligible for free school meals in each year since 1997.
(221412)
169
Mr Alan Milburn (Darlington): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what the average attendance rate at (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in each local education authority area has been in each of the last five years.
(220656)
170
Mr Alan Milburn (Darlington): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what proportion of pupils receive free school meals in the (a) top 100, (b) top 500, (c) bottom 500 and (d) bottom 100 performing secondary schools; and what the national average number of pupils in secondary schools receiving free meals is.
(220657)
171
Mr Alan Milburn (Darlington): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what assessment he has made of the socio-economic profile of those parents appealing to get their children into the school of their choice.
(220658)
172
N
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many placements of children with special educational needs in each local authority have been appealed against in each of the last three years.
(219974)
173
N
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how much time it has taken on average for children to be placed in schools following the conclusion of special educational needs and disability tribunal appeals in each of the last three years.
(219975)
174
N
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what the average time was between the lodging of an appeal with a special educational needs and disability tribunal and a tribunal decision in each of the last three years.
(220320)
175
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St Edmunds): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what guidance his Department issues to schools other than that relating to the Criminal Records Bureau checking procedures on the steps schools should take to ensure safe school environments for children.
(220916)
176
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St Edmunds): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, whether employees of businesses offering work experience to diploma students will be required to undergo Criminal Records Bureau checks; and if he will make a statement.
(221030)
177
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what his Department's policy is on requesting discounts from its suppliers in return for swift payment of invoices.
(220440)
178
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what percentage of paper used (a) for photocopying and (b) in printed publications by his Department and its predecessor was from recycled sources in each of the last two years.
(220686)
179
N
Jo Swinson (East Dunbartonshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what research his Department has conducted into the effect of stress on (a) teachers and (b) the academic performance of pupils.
(220750)
180
N
Jo Swinson (East Dunbartonshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what research his Department has conducted into the effect of stress caused by bullying in schools.
(220751)
181
N
Jo Swinson (East Dunbartonshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how much the TellUs 3 survey cost.
(220752)
182
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what steps he plans to take ensure that changes to special educational needs and disability tribunals do not add to costs for parents.
(220893)
183
Mr Ben Wallace (Lancaster & Wyre): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, when he last met Lancashire County Council representatives to discuss academies in Lancaster.
(220578)
Questions to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
184
N
Mr John Baron (Billericay): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how much remuneration (a) Cabinet Ministers, (b) Ministers of State, (c) Parliamentary Under-Secretaries and (d) Parliamentary Private Secretaries received in respect of lectures given to the National School of Government and its predecessors in each of the last 10 years, broken down by department.
(220070)
185
John Battle (Leeds West): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what his latest estimate is of the percentage of the population in (a) Leeds West constituency and (b) Leeds Metropolitan District which is economically inactive.
(220781)
186
Mr Clive Betts (Sheffield, Attercliffe): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what his Department's policy is on improving the energy efficiency of the buildings which it (a) rents and (b) owns; what changes there have been in the energy efficiency of such buildings in the last (i) five and (ii) 10 years; and whether his Department has adopted targets on energy efficiency improvements in the buildings it occupies over the next (A) five and (B) 10 years.
(221081)
187
Mr Clive Betts (Sheffield, Attercliffe): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what account his Department takes of the level of energy efficiency of buildings before entering into agreements to (a) rent and (b) purchase those buildings.
(221097)
188
Mr Brian H. Donohoe (Central Ayrshire): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how many deaths from cancer in England there were in (a) 2005 and (b) 2007.
(220572)
189
Mr Brian H. Donohoe (Central Ayrshire): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how many deaths from cardiovascular disease in England there were in (a) 2005 and (b) 2007.
(220573)
190
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what estimate he has made of (a) the overall mortality rate and (b) the rate of mortality related to cigarette smoking in the London Borough of Bexley in each of the last five years.
(220394)
191
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how much was claimed in reimbursable expenses by press officers in his Department in each of the last three financial years.
(221170)
192
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, when he will publish the 2007-08 resource accounts for the Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme.
(221172)
193
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how much was spent on (a) heating, (b) electricity and (c) water bills for (i) No. 10 Downing Street and (ii) Chequers in each of the last five years.
(221193)
194
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what the cost of overtime payments paid to staff in his Department was in each of the last 12 months, broken down by pay grade.
(221299)
195
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what (a) listening exercises and (b) public forums his Department has held in each of the last two years; what the (i) purpose and (ii) cost was in each case; and who the private contractor was and how much it was paid in each case.
(221346)
196
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what (a) reviews and (b) public consultations have been initiated by his Department since 27th June 2007.
(221373)
197
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what steps the (a) Cabinet Office and (b) Prime Minister's Office have taken to monitor the cost of its mail services in the last 12 months.
(221475)
198
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, which organisations have received (a) free and (b) discounted room hire from (i) his Department and (ii) its agencies in each of the last five years; and what the commercial value of the discount was in each case.
(221577)
199
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, which projects his Department has commissioned from (a) think tanks and (b) charities in each of the last two years for which figures are available; what the aim of each project was; which think tank or charity was commissioned; and how much was paid.
(221602)
200
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, pursuant to the Answer of 25th June 2008, Official Report, column 396W, on intelligence services: vetting, for what reason information on security vetting is not held centrally; what arrangements are in place for the collation and co-ordination of information received through security vetting; and if he will make a statement.
(220543)
201
N
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what guidance the Cabinet Office issues to (a) departments and (b) special advisers on the ownership of information (i) generated and (ii) held by special advisers in the course of their duties; who is responsible for such information under the terms of (A) the Data Protection Act 1998 and (B) the Freedom of Information Act 2000; and if he will make a statement.
(220623)
202
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, on how many occasions the Cabinet Office has instructed the Treasury Solicitor to seek leave to appeal to the House of Lords from (a) the Court of Appeal and (b) the House of Lords itself in each of the last 10 years; and on how many occasions the application was rejected.
(220829)
203
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Blaby of 8th July 2008, Official Report, column 1569-70W, on cost of living, what assessment the UK Statistics Authority has made of the effect of higher council tax on the cost of living since 1997.
(221284)
204
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what his Department's policy is on requesting discounts from its suppliers in return for swift payment of invoices.
(220441)
205
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what the estimated average cost to families in England and Wales was of (a) direct taxation and (b) indirect taxation in each of the last three years (i) in total and (ii) broken down by region.
(220590)
206
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what the estimated average (a) monthly and (b) annual food bills for families in (i) England and Wales and (ii) in each region were in each of the last three years.
(220593)
207
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what percentage of paper used (a) for photocopying and (b) in printed publications by (i) the Cabinet Office and (ii) the Prime Minister's Office was from recycled sources in each of the last two years.
(220738)
208
Dr Alan Whitehead (Southampton, Test): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what plans he has to adopt a target for the sourcing of heat and cooling supply on the Government estate from combined heat and power generation.
(220788)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
209
John Battle (Leeds West): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many new homes were built in (a) Leeds West constituency and (b) Leeds Metropolitan District which were heated by (i) gas and (ii) electricity in the latest period for which figures are available; and if she will make a statement.
(220769)
210
N
Mr Clive Betts (Sheffield, Attercliffe): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment she has made of the operation of the central-local concordat; what progress she has made with the Local Goverment Association on the operation of the concordat; and if she will make a statement.
(219803)
211
N
Mr Clive Betts (Sheffield, Attercliffe): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps the Government has taken to discuss the United Nations Human Settlements Programme guidelines on decentralisation and the strengthening of local authorities with local authorities; and what measures it plans to introduce to implement the best practice outlined in the guidelines.
(219804)
212
N
Mr Clive Betts (Sheffield, Attercliffe): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, on what dates the Central-Local Partnership has met since December 2007; and what arrangements have been made for regular meetings.
(219805)
213
N
Mr Clive Betts (Sheffield, Attercliffe): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what arrangements she has made for monitoring the operation of the central-local concordat.
(219806)
214
Mr Clive Betts (Sheffield, Attercliffe): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what her Department's policy is on improving the energy efficiency of the buildings which it (a) rents and (b) owns; what changes there have been in the energy efficiency of such buildings in the last (i) five and (ii) 10 years; and whether her Department has adopted targets on energy efficiency improvements in the buildings it occupies over the next (A) five and (B) 10 years.
(220469)
215
Mr Clive Betts (Sheffield, Attercliffe): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what account her Department takes of the level of energy efficiency of buildings before entering into agreements to (a) rent and (b) purchase those buildings.
(220470)
216
N
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when she will respond to the application by the Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole economic partnership to run a pilot multi-area agreement.
(220809)
217
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will take steps to encourage businesses to share their facilities with local communities.
(219551)
218
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will re-examine the appropriateness of the level of registration fee charged under the independent Safeguarding Authorites scheme; and on what basis the present fee was calculated.
(221540)
219
N
Mr Philip Dunne (Ludlow): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what changes there have been to the mechanisms for the allocation of money from central government to local government since 1997-98.
(219978)
220
N
Mr Philip Dunne (Ludlow): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what changes there have been to the measurement of deprivation for the purposes of allocation of funding from central government to local government since 1997-98.
(219979)
221
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many new dwellings were built in Bournemouth in each of the last 10 years.
(220396)
222
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the housing density is of Bournemouth.
(220397)
223
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many homes are planned to be built in (a) Bournemouth and (b) Dorset; and if she will make a statement.
(220398)
224
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much was claimed in reimbursable expenses by press officers in her Department and its agencies in each of the last three financial years.
(221183)
225
N
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what plans she has to create a unitary authority for Gloucestershire.
(220079)
226
N
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent discussions she has had with local authorities on the use of funds released by the creation of unitary authorities.
(220080)
227
N
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent estimate she has made of the (a) transition costs and (b) effect on long-term costs anticipated to arise from the establishment of a unitary authority for Gloucestershire.
(220162)
228
N
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what plans she has for a further round of local government re-organisation; and if she will make a statement.
(220164)
229
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many hours of overtime were worked by staff in each pay grade in her Department in each of the last 12 months.
(221242)
230
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the cost of overtime payments paid to staff in her Department was in each of the last 12 months, broken down by pay grade.
(221300)
231
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what (a) listening exercises and (b) public forums her Department has held in each of the last two years; what the (i) purpose and (ii) cost was in each case and who the private contractor was and how much it was paid in each case.
(221345)
232
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what (a) reviews and (b) public consultations have been initiated by her Department since 27th June 2007.
(221374)
233
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which organisations have received (a) free and (b) discounted room hire from (i) her Department and (ii) its agencies in each of the last five years; and what the commercial value of the discount was in each case.
(221578)
234
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which projects her Department has commissioned from (a) think tanks and (b) charities in each of the last two years for which figures are available; what the aim of each project was; which think tank or charity was commissioned; and how much was paid.
(221603)
235
Mrs Eleanor Laing (Epping Forest): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the running costs of the Greater London Assembly were in each year since its creation.
(220414)
236
Mrs Eleanor Laing (Epping Forest): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the cost of the Greater London Assembly was in 2007-08.
(220415)
237
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, on how many occasions her Department and its predecessors instructed the Treasury Solicitor to seek leave to appeal to the House of Lords from (a) the Court of Appeal and (b) the House of Lords itself in each of the last 10 years; and on how many occasions the application was rejected.
(220817)
238
N
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will publish the annual report on the Thames Gateway before the House rises for the summer adjournment; and if she will make a statement.
(220844)
239
Fiona Mactaggart (Slough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many homes in (a) Slough, (b) the South East and (c) England have been improved to the Decent Homes standard in each year since 2001.
(221160)
240
Anne Main (St Albans): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what guidance her Department issues on the provision of parking spaces as part of the new-build developments; and if she will make a statement.
(221397)
241
Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many capital grants her Department has awarded under the Places of Change programme and subsequently rescinded following local opposition.
(220369)
242
Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether any schemes subject to awards under the Places of Change programme have been taken to judicial review by local opponents.
(220370)
243
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Welwyn Hatfield of 7th July 2008, Official Report, column 1365W, on Valuation Office: databases, whether the property information being scanned in includes (a) the plot size of a property, (b) dimensions of gardens and (c) internal layouts of domestic dwellings.
(221152)
244
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Welwyn Hatfield of 7th July 2008, Official Report, column 1347W, on carbon emissions, what the differences are between HM Treasury's definition of zero carbon for stamp duty relief and that in the Level 6 Code for Sustainable Homes.
(221156)
245
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Welwyn Hatfield of 7th July 2008, Official Report, column 1361W, on non-domestic rates: valuation, how sub-location is quantified; and what geo-spatial datasets and neighbourhood modelling is used for (a) business rate valuations and revaluations and (b) the new Automated Valuation Model for business rates.
(221157)
246
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the expenditure of (a) regional assemblies and (b) the English regions network was in 2007-08.
(221216)
247
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what plans she has to increase the use of empty dwelling management orders.
(221217)
248
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate has been made of the level of mis-selling of no sale, no fee deferred-payment home information packs.
(221218)
249
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what guidance (a) the Audit Commission and (b) her Department has produced on steps local authorities should take to publicise the rights of members of the public to financial information under the Audit Commission Act 1998 and the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2003.
(221219)
250
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what guidance (a) her Department and (b) the Audit Commission has provided on whether members of the public have rights to access the records of safety camera partnerships under the terms of the Audit Commission Act 1998 and the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2003.
(221220)
251
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what requirements local authorities will have to provide information to her Department for inclusion on the new green space database.
(221221)
252
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what reports her Department has received of cases of intentional property demolition to avoid empty property business rates in the latest period for which figures are available.
(221222)
253
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what guidance has been provided to local authorities on the application of the Limitation Act 1980 to repayments by local billing authorities for council tax bills in cases where there has been an error in the banding of a domestic dwelling.
(221223)
254
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to the minutes of the Valuation Office Agency local authority liaison group meeting of 17th May 2007, if she will place in the Library copies of each edition of the BA Newsletter from the last 36 months.
(221224)
255
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will place in the Library a copy of the Valuation Office Agency's E-Bars Project Post Implementation Review report as sent to members of the local authority liaison group.
(221225)
256
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will place in the Library a copy of the minutes of the Valuation Office Agency local authority liaison group meeting of 23rd July 2008 when they are available.
(221226)
257
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what guidance her Department and its agencies have given to local authorities on the use of powers under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 for planning enforcement purposes.
(221227)
258
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the reason was for the time taken in publishing the Thames Gateway annual report in 2008.
(221228)
259
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what her Department's policy is on the limiting of backdated claims for over-paid council tax in cases where the domestic property was incorrectly banded by the Valuation Office Agency.
(221229)
260
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer to the right hon. Member for Maidenhead, of 8th July 2008, Official Report, columns 1499-1500W, on departmental publication participation, if she will place in the Library a copy of the research and reports produced in relation to (a) the code for sustainable homes, (b) home information packs, (c) accountability of local services and (d) employee engagement workshop.
(221306)
261
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Welwyn Hatfield, of 9th July 2008, Official Report, column 1629W, on council housing: offenders, what advice has been given on housing such individuals near residential areas with family dwellings.
(221307)
262
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Welwyn Hatfield, of 9th July 2008, Official Report, column 1629W, on council housing: offenders, if she will place in the Library a copy of the letter to the housing authorities.
(221308)
263
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Welwyn Hatfield, of 9th July 2008, Official Report, column 1637W, on non-domestic rates: empty property, if she will list each of the possible incidences reported to her Department, including the location and the nature of the alleged deliberate dilapidation.
(221309)
264
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what proportion of key worker homes built under the Key Worker Living programme are (a) empty and (b) have not yet been sold or let, broken down by government office region.
(221332)
265
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will place in the Library a copy of the letter to her Department from (a) the Curborough Consortium and (b) Gallagher Estates outlining their respective reasons for withdrawing from the eco-towns bidding process.
(221523)
266
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the timetable is for the introduction of new leadership models in local government by (a) tier and (b) type of council.
(221524)
267
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which provisions in the 2007 Local Government White Paper Implementation Plan have not been implemented or commenced to the timetable outlined in the plan.
(221525)
268
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to page 54 of the Valuation Office Agency Annual Report and Accounts 2007-08, HC 583, to which organisations council tax information is sold; and what categories of property data is sold.
(221532)
269
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Communities in Control White Paper - Impact Assessments, what (a) methodology was used and (b) assumptions were made in calculating the estimated cost of voting incentives.
(221533)
270
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the timetable is for the introduction of the duty on best value authorities to involve local people.
(221534)
271
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what forums on extremism have been established by her Department in the last five years.
(221535)
272
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which (a) developers, (b) bidders and (c) local authorities have withdrawn from the eco-town process subsequent to their bids being short-listed by her Department; and for what reasons in each case.
(221628)
273
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many completed Social Homebuy sales there have been to date.
(221629)
274
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what changes the proposed new Planning Policy Statement 6 makes to whether local planning authorities can take into account the identity of an occupier as a material consideration when assessing a planning application for a new retail development or change of use.
(221630)
275
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the timetable is for reviewing the guidance to local authorities on publicity.
(221631)
276
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, on what date the Tri-service centre at Quedgeley, Gloucestershire was opened; what the cost was of construction and other associated costs; and if she will make a statement.
(220502)
277
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the running costs of the Tri-service centre at Quedgeley, Gloucestershire have been since its opening; what share of that cost is allocated to each of the emergency services using it; and if she will make a statement.
(220503)
278
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate she has made of the cost of transferring the control of the fire service from the Tri-service centre at Quedgeley, Gloucestershire; whether these costs include money owing through any contractual obligations; how long she estimates that transfer will take; and if she will make a statement.
(220504)
279
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will make a statement on the future use of the Tri-service centre at Quedgeley, Gloucestershire.
(220505)
280
N
Dan Rogerson (North Cornwall): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what job titles are used in her Department for full-time posts.
(220507)
281
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what her Department's policy is on requesting discounts from its suppliers in return for swift payment of invoices.
(220439)
282
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what percentage of paper used (a) for photocopying and (b) in printed publications by her Department and is predecessors was from recycled sources in each of the last two years.
(220743)
283
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which fire services (a) own and (b) operate a helicpoter.
(220663)
284
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what research she has commissioned into the effectiveness of fire service helicopters in (a) urban and (b) rural areas.
(220666)
285
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what proportion of the budget of each local authority was spent on the disposal of household and commercial rubbish in each of the last 10 years.
(220838)
286
Sarah Teather (Brent East): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform on the effects of rising water and fuel bills on charitable organisations, with particular reference to places of worship.
(220802)
287
Mr Ben Wallace (Lancaster & Wyre): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what financial assistance from the public purse is available to individuals who wish to challenge planning decisions.
(221657)
288
Mr Ben Wallace (Lancaster & Wyre): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what funding her Department has given to the Gypsy Reform Council in the last year.
(221658)
289
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what consideration she has given to reinstating the annual condition survey for amenity trees.
(220459)
290
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate she has made of the potential contribution of high energy efficiency pumps for (a) central heating, (b) air conditioning and (c) water boosting could make towards achieving her Department's target for zero-carbon emission housing by 2016.
(220463)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
291
Mr Clive Betts (Sheffield, Attercliffe): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what his Department's policy is on improving the energy efficiency of the buildings which it (a) rents and (b) owns; what changes there have been in the energy efficiency of such buildings in the last (i) five and (ii) 10 years; and whether his Department has adopted targets on energy efficiency improvements in the buildings it occupies over the next (A) five and (B) 10 years.
(221094)
292
Mr Clive Betts (Sheffield, Attercliffe): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what account his Department takes of the level of energy efficiency of buildings before entering into agreements to (a) rent and (b) purchase those buildings.
(221110)
293
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will bring forward proposals to increase the powers of the Advertising Standards Authority to supervise advertising on the internet, with particular reference to its effect on children.
(221541)
294
N
Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with (a) his EU counterparts and (b) European Commissioners on the conclusion of negotiations between the EC and the US on the US withdrawal of its gambling commitments from the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and the consequent compensatory adjustments offered by the US in the WTO General Agreement on Trade in Services.
(220665)
295
N
Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what restrictions there are on the use by stakeholders involved with the delivery of the Digital Switchover Help Scheme of personal data supplied to them in connection with the scheme.
(220687)
296
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much was claimed in reimbursable expenses by press officers in his Department and its agencies in each of the last three financial years.
(221182)
297
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the cost of overtime payments paid to staff in his Department was in each of the last 12 months, broken down by pay grade.
(221297)
298
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what (a) listening exercises and (b) public forums his Department has held in each of the last two years; what the (i) purpose and (ii) cost was in each case; and who the private contractor was and how much it was paid in ech case.
(221348)
299
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what (a) reviews and (b) public consultations have been initiated by his Department since 27th June 2007.
(221371)
300
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department has taken to monitor the cost of its mail services in the last 12 months.
(221478)
301
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, which organisations have received (a) free and (b) discounted room hire from (i) his Department and (ii) its agencies in each of the last five years; and what the commercial value of the discount was in each case.
(221586)
302
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, which projects his Department has commissioned from (a) think tanks and (b) charities in each of the last two years for which figures are available; what the aim of each project was; which think tank or charity was commissioned; and how much was paid.
(221611)
303
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, on how many occasions his Department has instructed the Treasury Solicitor to seek leave to appeal to the House of Lords from (a) the Court of Appeal and (b) the House of Lords itself in each of the last 10 years; and on how many occasions the application was rejected.
(220819)
304
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many and what proportion of the properties on the English Heritage At Risk register are in public ownership.
(221651)
305
N
Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what consultations the Big Lottery Fund undertakes with Sport England before making grants for sport-related activities; and if he will make a statement.
(220510)
306
N
Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much the Big Lottery Fund has given to sport-related activities in each of the last three years.
(220511)
307
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what his Department's policy is on requesting discounts from its suppliers in return for swift payment of invoices.
(220438)
308
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what percentage of paper used (a) for photocopying and (b) in printed publications by his Department was from recycled sources in each of the last two years.
(220729)
309
N
Mr Andrew Smith (Oxford East): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what consultation he has undertaken on the ratification of the UNESCO Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage.
(220611)
310
N
Mr Andrew Smith (Oxford East): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the cultural effects of ratification of the UNESCO Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage.
(220612)
311
Jo Swinson (East Dunbartonshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what his Department's definition of quality of life is.
(220696)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence
312
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what companies contribute to the running costs of the Armed Forces Parliamentary Scheme; and how much each contributed in the last period for which figures are available.
(220704)
313
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much the Armed Forces Parliamentary Scheme cost to run in the last financial year; and how much external sources of funding contributed towards this cost.
(220756)
314
Mr Clive Betts (Sheffield, Attercliffe): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his Department's policy is on improving the energy efficiency of the buildings which it (a) rents and (b) owns; what changes there have been in the energy efficiency of such buildings in the last (i) five and (ii) 10 years; and whether his Department has adopted targets on energy efficiency improvements in the buildings it occupies over the next (A) five and (B) 10 years.
(221095)
315
Mr Clive Betts (Sheffield, Attercliffe): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what account his Department takes of the level of energy efficiency of buildings before entering into agreements to (a) rent and (b) purchase those buildings.
(221111)
316
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will bring forward proposals to change the way the Army Criminal Legal Aid Authority operates following the proceedings on the death of Mr Baha Musa in Iraq in British custody and the legal aid provided to the defendants.
(220888)
317
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Chesham and Amersham of 15th July 2008, Official Report, column 314W, on RAF St Athan, whether it is planned to make the Defence Technical Academy available to military personnel from friendly foreign states; and what accommodation facilities are planned for the academy.
(221331)
318
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the number of members of the Taleban who were (a) killed and (b) captured in each of the last 24 months.
(220403)
319
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many units of (a) single living and (b) service family accommodation in the UK were occupied at the latest date for which figures are available.
(220659)
320
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his Department's estimate is of the number of television sets installed in (a) single living and (b) service family accommodation in the UK.
(220660)
321
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will place in the Library a copy of the Chief of the General Staff Briefing Team report of July 2008.
(220661)
322
N
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much expenditure his Department has incurred on the (a) Long Service Advance of Pay, (b) New Build HomeBuy, (c) Open Market Homebuy, (d) English Partnerships First Time Buyers Initiative and (e) Shared Equity services schemes in each year since 2006.
(220669)
323
N
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the (a) turnover and (b) profit of Navy, Army and Air Force Institute, Germany was in each year since 2005.
(220670)
324
N
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will place in the Library a copy of the most recent Navy, Army and Air Force Institute annual report and accounts.
(220671)
325
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much was claimed in reimbursable expenses by press officers in his Department and its agencies in each of the last three financial years.
(221181)
326
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what provision his Department has made for research and development expenditure on (a) manned contact aircraft, (b) Future Surface Combatant, (c) next generation helicopters, (d) Future Infantry Soldier Technology and (e) military satellites in 2008-09.
(220467)
327
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on how many occasions live munitions have been launched from MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicles controlled by the RAF over Afghanistan; and how many (a) combatants have been killed and (b) non-combatants have been killed and injured as a result of such launches.
(220468)
328
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has for the future deployment of HMS Superb.
(220473)
329
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many flying hours have been recorded by unmanned aerial vehicles in (a) Iraq, (b) Afghanistan and (c) elsewhere in each of the last four quarters, broken down by vehicle type.
(220476)
330
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which unmanned aerial vehicles in operation or on order have an attack capability; what weapons they are equipped to carry; and how much has been spent to acquire a munitions inventory for such vehicles.
(220527)
331
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much was spent on research into unmanned aerial vehicles in 2007-08; and how much is budgeted to be spent in 2008-09.
(220528)
332
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what proportion of the programme cost of the Watchkeeper unmanned aerial vehicle is represented by (a) research and development, (b) the air vehicle, (c) the sensors package, (d) ground stations and (e) through-life support.
(220529)
333
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many unmanned aerial vehicles of each type are (a) in service and (b) on order.
(220530)
334
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for what reason the out-of-service date of the Tucano T1 basic training aircraft has been deferred from April 2010 to March 2014.
(220531)
335
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when the initial operating capability for Watchkeeper is expected to be achieved; and what the definition of that capability is.
(220532)
336
Nick Harvey (North Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people who joined the armed forces at age 16 and 17 years in each of the last five years sought to leave the armed forces (a) while under 18 years old and (b) when 18 years old or more; and how many people who joined the armed forces as adults subsequently sought to leave the UK armed forces in each of the last five years.
(220313)
337
Nick Harvey (North Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people under 18 years old serving in the armed forces have been court-martialled in each of the last five years; and what charges were brought at each court-martial where proceedings have been completed.
(220314)
338
Nick Harvey (North Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people under 18 years old have been detained with adults in the Military Correction Training Centre in Colchester in each of the last five years, broken down by (a) age, (b) sex, (c) ethnic origin and (d) disability.
(220315)
339
Nick Harvey (North Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how long it took to train and mentor the 10th division of the Iraqi army.
(220316)
340
Nick Harvey (North Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how long on average it has taken to train and mentor each division of the Iraqi army.
(220317)
341
Nick Harvey (North Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how long he estimates it will take to complete (a) training and (b) mentoring of the 14th division of the Iraqi army.
(220318)
342
Nick Harvey (North Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent estimate he has made of the value of his Department's disposable land as identified in the Defence Estates Development Plan.
(220494)
343
Nick Harvey (North Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 9th July 2008, Official Report, columns 1600-1W, on armed forces: health services, what the basis for charges for the use of (a)(i) internet, (ii) telephone and (iii) television access at the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine at Selly Oak and (b) the telephone at Headley Court Rehabilitation Centre was.
(220596)
344
Nick Harvey (North Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the defence casualty welfare package includes; and how much the daily payment towards meeting expenses incurred for the use of (a) television, (b) internet and (c) telephone at the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine at Selly Oak is.
(220597)
345
Nick Harvey (North Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) telephones, (b) televisions and (c) computers with internet access are supplied for patient use at (i) the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine at Selly Oak and (ii) Headley Court Rehabilitation Centre.
(220598)
346
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many hours of overtime were worked by staff in each pay grade in his Department in each of the last 12 months.
(221245)
347
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost of overtime payments paid to staff in his Department was in each of the last 12 months, broken down by pay grade.
(221296)
348
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what (a) listening exercises and (b) public forums his Department has held in each of the last two years; what the (i) purpose and (ii) cost was in each case; and who the private contractor was and how much it was paid in each case.
(221349)
349
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what (a) reviews and (b) public consultations have been initiated by his Department since 27th June 2007.
(221377)
350
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department has taken to monitor the cost of its mail services in the last 12 months.
(221479)
351
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which organisations have received (a) free and (b) discounted room hire from (i) his Department and (ii) its agencies in each of the last five years; and what the commercial value of the discount was in each case.
(221585)
352
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which projects his Department has commissioned from (a) think tanks and (b) charities in each of the last two years for which figures are available; what the aim of each project was; which think tank or charity was commissioned; and how much was paid.
(221610)
353
N
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent discussions he has had with his NATO counterparts on an increased deployment of their armed forces in Afghanistan.
(220073)
354
N
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many future medium helicopters his Department plans to order; and when they are due to enter service.
(220249)
355
N
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans his Department has to extend the operational service life of the Puma HC1 helicopters beyond 2012-13.
(220250)
356
N
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many search and rescue helicopters his Department plans to order in the next 10 years.
(220251)
357
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on how many occasions his Department has instructed the Treasury Solicitor to seek leave to appeal to the House of Lords from (a) the Court of Appeal and (b) the House of Lords itself in each of the last 10 years; and on how many occasions the application was rejected.
(220820)
358
Anne Main (St Albans): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent reports he has received on the impact of attacks on convoys to Musa Qala, Helmand Province, Afghanistan, on water supplies for British troops serving in that Province.
(221395)
359
Anne Main (St Albans): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the value is of illegal drugs seized by British troops in Afghanistan in the last 12 months; and if he will make a statement.
(221396)
360
N
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many civil actions have been brought against his Department relating to illnesses and injuries sustained (a) on operations abroad and (b) whilst serving in the UK in each year since 1997; and what the cost to the Department in each year was.
[R] (220081)
361
N
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much the provision of legal advice and representation in connection with civil actions against his Department relating to illnesses and injuries sustained cost in each year since 1997.
[R] (220082)
362
N
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the (a) number and (b) value of unclaimed armed forces' preserved pensions; and what steps he has taken to reconcile armed forces' preserved pensions with their beneficiaries.
(220639)
363
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what contingency plans there are to use armed forces personnel in the event of a (a) fire service strike, (b) terrorist incident and (c) influenza pandemic; and what changes have been made to those plans since the coming into force of the Civil Contingencies Act 2004.
(221392)
364
N
Mr Alan Reid (Argyll and Bute): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many houses owned by his Department in each location in Argyll and Bute constituency are empty; and how many years it is since each was last occupied.
(220166)
365
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his Department's policy is on requesting discounts from its suppliers in return for swift payment of invoices.
(220437)
366
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what percentage of paper used (a) for photocopying and (b) in printed publications by his Department was from recycled sources in each of the last two years.
(220728)
367
N
Mr Ben Wallace (Lancaster & Wyre): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will reconsider his Department's decision to award the contracts for (a) the Future Rapid Effects System and (b) the Defence Training Rationalisation to US firms in the light of the US Administration's decision to reopen the US Air Force air tanker contract.
(220852)
368
Ann Winterton (Congleton): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the (a) unladen weight, (b) carrying capacity by weight, (c) external measurements, (d) internal measurements of working space and (e) cubic capacity of working space is of the (i) Snatch Land Rover and (ii) Force Protection Cheetah.
(220773)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
369
Mr Clive Betts (Sheffield, Attercliffe): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what his Department's policy is on improving the energy efficiency of the buildings which it (a) rents and (b) owns; what changes there have been in the energy efficiency of such buildings in the last (i) five and (ii) 10 years; and whether his Department has adopted targets on energy efficiency improvements in the buildings it occupies over the next (A) five and (B) 10 years.
(221087)
370
Mr Clive Betts (Sheffield, Attercliffe): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what account his Department takes of the level of energy efficiency of buildings before entering into agreements to (a) rent and (b) purchase those buildings.
(221103)
371
N
Angela Browning (Tiverton & Honiton): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Chief Executive of the Food Standards Agency on registration and compliance with their terms of the registration of establishments processing wild game; and if he will make a statement.
(220261)
372
Mr Tom Clarke (Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department takes to advise local authorities in their choice of private sector waste management partners.
(221459)
373
Mr Tom Clarke (Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what powers his Department has to instruct and manage the private sector companies that are short-listed for local government waste management contracts.
(221460)
374
Mr Tom Clarke (Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, for which local authorities his Department has instructed the authority to exclude certain private sector companies from the short list for waste disposal contracts.
(221461)
375
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent steps he has taken to increase capacity for the production of biogas through industrial anaerobic digestion technologies.
(220890)
376
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, for what reasons trades unions in his Department were not consulted before the status of the proposed Marine Management Organisation was determined in January 2007.
(220373)
377
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what statutory means are at his disposal to press farmers to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.
(221526)
378
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress has been made in discussions with farmers and farming organisations on cost-sharing.
(221527)
379
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what powers the EU has in relation to the control of bovine TB in the UK.
(221528)
380
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what representations he has received from Sir David King on his policy on bovine TB; and if he will make a statement.
(221529)
381
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the extent to which the Marine and Fisheries Agency meets the objectives he has set for the proposed Marine Management Organisation.
(221546)
382
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the levels of (a) customer and (b) stakeholder satisfaction with the Marine and Fisheries Agency; and if he will make a statement.
(221547)
383
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which (a) Government departments and (b) stakeholders responded to the Marine Bill consultation.
(221548)
384
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what consideration his Department has given to according Crown status to the proposed Marine Management Organisation.
(221549)
385
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much was claimed in reimbursable expenses by press officers in his Department and its agencies in each of the last three financial years.
(221180)
386
N
Nick Harvey (North Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the independent review of water charges and tariffs announced in the Future Water Strategy will commence; who will lead the review; what the review's terms of reference will be; and when the review is planned to report.
(220165)
387
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he plans to make a decision on the appeal relating to the Sandridge bromate contamination in Hertfordshire.
(220456)
388
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many hours of overtime were worked by staff in each pay grade in his Department in each of the last 12 months.
(221246)
389
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the cost of overtime payments paid to staff in his Department was in each of the last 12 months, broken down by pay grade.
(221295)
390
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what (a) listening exercises and (b) public forums his Department has held in each of the last two years; and what the (i) purpose and (ii) cost was in each case; and who the private contractor was and how much it was paid in each case.
(221350)
391
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what (a) reviews and (b) public consultations have been initiated by his Department since 27th June 2007.
(221378)
392
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department has taken to monitor the cost of its mail services in the last 12 months.
(221480)
393
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which organisations have received (a) free and (b) discounted room hire from (i) his Department and (ii) its agencies in each of the last five years; and what the commercial value of the discount was in each case.
(221584)
394
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which projects his Department has commissioned from (a) think tanks and (b) charities in each of the last two years for which figures are available; what the aim of each project was; which think tank or charity was commissioned; and how much was paid.
(221609)
395
N
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what guidance his Department has issued on the use of hormonal weed killers on crops which are likely to enter the food chain.
(220744)
396
N
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what representations he has received on the contamination of manure by hormonal weed killers.
(220755)
397
Kerry McCarthy (Bristol East): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he expects secondary legislation to be brought forward on the transposition of the EU Broiler Chicken Directive into UK law.
(221260)
398
Kerry McCarthy (Bristol East): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will consider the case, when bringing forward secondary legislation to transpose the EU Broiler Chicken Directive into EU law, for setting the UK maximum stocking density at 30kg per square metre.
(221269)
399
Kerry McCarthy (Bristol East): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the likely effect of the transposition of the EU Chicken Broiler Directive into UK law on the level of UK animal welfare standards.
(221270)
400
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the First Minister in Wales on the effectiveness of the pilot badger cull in combating bovine tuberculosis; and if he will make a statement.
(220328)
401
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, on how many occasions his Department and its predecessor instructed the Treasury Solicitor to seek leave to appeal to the House of Lords from (a) the Court of Appeal and (b) the House of Lords itself in each of the last 10 years; and on how many occasions the application was rejected.
(220816)
402
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans his Department has to establish a geo-portal for spatial data held by public bodies, including cadastral data, to help implement the provisions of the EU INSPIRE Directive.
(221250)
403
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what advice (a) his Department and (b) the Waste Resources Action Programme has given to waste collection authorities on the number of different recycling and rubbish bins that should be given to local authorities.
(221251)
404
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether local authorities will have powers to stop collecting household waste from dwellings which refuse to pay or are late in paying the charges in areas where charges for the collection of household waste are being piloted.
(221252)
405
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, who the members of the Waste Strategy Board are; when it has met; and if he will place in the Library a copy of the minutes of the meetings.
(221253)
406
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps (a) his Department and (b) the Waste and Resources Action Programme is taking to improve advice services provided to local authorities on local waste collections.
(221254)
407
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, who the members of the Waste Stakeholder Group are; when it has met; and if he will place in the Library a copy of the minutes of its meetings.
(221255)
408
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what powers waste collection authorities have to fine households which put rubbish out at times other than those specified by the authority.
(221633)
409
N
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 14th July 2008, Official Report, column 29W, on flooding: Gloucestershire, if he will direct the Environment Agency to undertake repair work on the Glynbridge Gardens side of the River Chelt.
(220509)
410
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what his Department's policy is on requesting discounts from its suppliers in return for swift payment of invoices.
(220436)
411
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what percentage of paper used (a) for photocopying and (b) in printed publications by his Department was from recycled sources in each of the last two years.
(220727)
412
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the amount of domestic waste produced in England and Wales in each of the last three years, broken down by region; and how much was produced per household in each region in each year.
(220851)
413
Jo Swinson (East Dunbartonshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the annual cost of measuring life satisfaction as part of the sustainable development indicators.
(220697)
414
N
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate his Department has made of the rate of natural leakage of ozone-depleting substances from plastic foam insulation.
(219467)
415
N
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what resources his Department is making available to research the effectiveness and safety of new environmentally-friendly alternative flame retardants which do not include the use of Deca-BDE.
(220678)
416
N
Paddy Tipping (Sherwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he last met representatives of the bromine industry.
(220668)
417
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of spending from the public purse on research into climate science in the last three years.
(221444)
418
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the carbon price on page seven of the Financial Impact Assessment, if set at the optimal level, differs from the Shadow price of carbon set out on page 20.
(221445)
419
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discount rate was used in the figures set out in the analysis in the Climate Change Bill Financial Impact Assessment.
(221446)
420
Mr Ben Wallace (Lancaster & Wyre): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many outbreaks of bovine tuberculosis have occurred in Lancaster and Wyre constituency since 2005.
(220651)
421
N
Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the statement in the Climate Change Bill Committee of 3rd July 2008, Official Report, column 252, by the hon. Member for Oldham East and Saddleworth, if he will place in the Library a copy of his letter to Lord Turner on the publication of interim findings by the independent Climate Change Committee.
(219963)
422
N
Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many meetings he and his officials have had with representatives of (a) the nuclear energy and nuclear waste industry and (b) the combined heat and power industry since January 2007; who attended each meeting; when each such meeting was held; and what matters were discussed.
(220583)
423
N
Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what research his Department has commissioned on (a) nuclear energy and nuclear waste and (b) combined heat and power in the last two years for which figures are available; and what the budget was for each piece of research.
(220584)
424
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what measures he is taking to stop the practice of discards in fisheries; and if he will make a statement on the pilot scheme that has been undertaken for inshore vessels.
(221423)
425
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what legal provisions exist for restricting fishing activity in order to protect marine biodiversity in UK (a) inshore and (b) offshore waters.
(221635)
426
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what vessel monitoring systems data has been used in assessing the levels of fishing in proposed offshore Special Areas of Conservation sites; when that assessment took place; and if he will publish the data.
(221636)
427
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how the impact on proposed UK offshore Special Areas of Conservation sites of fishing vessels from (a) the Netherlands, (b) Belgium, (c) Norway, (d) Denmark, (e) Germany, (f) Spain, (g) France, (h) Ireland and (i) Portugal is being assessed.
(221637)
428
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with the EU Directorate General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries on whether the UK is empowered to curtail fishing effort in marine conservation zones in UK waters.
(221638)
429
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what fishing activity he intends to permit in UK offshore Special Areas of Conservation sites.
(221639)
430
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, for what reasons the Dogger Bank has not been formally approved as a proposed offshore Special Areas of Conservation; and when he expects the approval process to be resolved.
(221640)
431
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he has received the final project report on By-catch Mitigation Research from the Sea Mammal Research Unit; and when the report will be made publicly available.
(221641)
432
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what size of network of marine conservation zones his Department is budgeting for.
(221642)
433
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what proportion of the UK territorial waters will need to be protected as Special Areas of Conservation to meet the UK's obligations under the EU Habitats' Directive.
(221643)
434
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what proportion of the UK's seas will need to be protected to fulfil the UK's obligations under the Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment, OSPAR.
(221644)
435
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what proportion of the UK's seas must be protected to achieve Good Environmental Status as required under the EU Maritime Strategy Directive.
(221645)
436
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the Marine Bill will fully implement the provisions necessary to implement the EU Marine Strategy Directive.
(221646)
437
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether steps to prevent fishing activity in offshore sites designated as being of UK importance must be taken under the auspices of the Common Fisheries Policy or under environmental legislation.
(221647)
438
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many cetaceans have been saved as a result of the UK's cetacean by-catch response strategy published in 2003.
(221659)
439
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what data sources he uses to establish (a) the population of (i) bottlenose and (ii) common dolphins in UK waters, (b) the existence of sub-populations and (c) dolphin population trends; and if he will publish such data.
(221660)
440
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what data sources he uses to establish (a) the population of harbour porpoises in UK waters, (b) the existence of sub-populations and (c) porpoise population trends; and if he will publish this data.
(221661)
441
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what government-funded research is being undertaken on cetacean by-catch; what the focus of that research is; when it will conclude; and when the results of the research will be publicly available.
(221662)
442
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, for what reason the Government has not introduced acoustic deterrent devices, as required by the EU by-catch regulation (EC) No. 812/2004.
(221663)
443
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what photographic and video evidence of cetaceans being caught in nets has been obtained through Government-funded research programmes in the UK in the last 15 years; which Ministers and officials have seen the evidence; who holds the evidence; and if he will publish the evidence.
(221664)
444
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what consideration he has given to widening the remit of the Forestry Commission to include (a) amenity and (b) urban trees in relation to pests and disease.
(220458)
445
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the incidence of (a) bleeding canker in horse chestnut trees, (b) sudden oak death, (c) oak processionary moth and (d) defoliation of horse chestnuts by the leaf-mining caterpillar cameraria ohridella in the last 12 months.
(220461)
446
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress has been made towards publishing an action plan for the implementation of the recommendations made in the Pitt report.
(220464)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
447
N
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to the Chinese authorities on the systematic removal by Chinese troops of symbols of religious importance and other valuable antiquities from monasteries in occupied Tibet.
(220269)
448
N
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the deportation from China of the British citizen Dechen Pemba.
(220270)
449
N
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the Chinese authorities on the situation in occupied Tibet.
(220271)
450
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of (a) Chinese and (b) Tibetans (i) killed and (ii) injured in the recent earthquake whose epicentre was on the borders of the Tibetan Ngaba Autonomous Prefecture.
(220371)
451
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to the Chinese government on ensuring the Tibetan areas affected by the recent earthquake whose epicentre was on the border of the Tibetan Ngaba Autonomous Prefecture are accessible to overseas aid agencies and that all Tibetan victims are receiving the necessary treatment and support.
(220372)
452
John Battle (Leeds West): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the causes of the escalation in violence between the Sri Lankan government and the Tamil Tigers; and if he will make a statement.
(220717)
453
John Battle (Leeds West): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received on the effects of militant attacks in Nigeria on overall Nigerian oil output; and if he will make a statement.
(220772)
454
John Battle (Leeds West): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what meetings his Department has held with Somali officials on the recent military attacks on the parliament town of Baidoa; and if he will make a statement.
(220778)
455
Mr Clive Betts (Sheffield, Attercliffe): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what his Department's policy is on improving the energy efficiency of the buildings which it (a) rents and (b) owns; what changes there have been in the energy efficiency of such buildings in the last (i) five and (ii) 10 years; and whether his Department has adopted targets on energy efficiency improvements in the buildings it occupies over the next (A) five and (B) 10 years.
(221082)
456
Mr Clive Betts (Sheffield, Attercliffe): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what account his Department takes of the level of energy efficiency of buildings before entering into agreements to (a) rent and (b) purchase those buildings.
(221098)
457
N
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he made concerning human rights and in particular freedom of religion in the course of discussions on the EU-Mediterranean Union on 13th and 14th July; whether he made representations to the Algerian government on treatment of Christians and the enactment of restrictive laws; and what conclusions the EU-Mediterranean meeting reached in respect of freedom of religion in participating countries.
(220617)
458
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to the Chinese government encouraging that government to participate fully in the eighth round of talks between its representatives and those of the Dalai Lama.
(220602)
459
N
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which countries have made claims to rights over the (a) Arctic and (b) Antarctic in the last five years; which claims the UK recognises; and what the process is for resolving disputed claims.
(220805)
460
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 7th May 2008, Official Report, columns 932-3W, on Diego Garcia: detainees, what investigation his Department has carried out into the allegations relating to the USS Bataan and the USNS Stockholm.
(220879)
461
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent steps the Government has taken to encourage the Chinese government to promote and protect the human rights of the Chinese people.
(219548)
462
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the Chinese government on reported human rights abuses against Tibetan people.
(219549)
463
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government has taken to establish the extent to which human rights abuses have occurred in the Tibetan province in the latest period for which figures are available.
(219550)
464
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent steps the Government has taken to assist the peace process between Israel and Palestine; and what recent discussions he has had with the Israeli and Palestinian governments on the matter.
(220628)
465
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the US administration (a) sought permission and (b) gave prior notification to the Government in respect of the transport of uranium oxide from Iraq to Canada via Diego Garcia.
(220443)
466
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assistance the Government intends to give to Israel to fulfil its commitment made in supporting the Final Declaration of the Union for the Mediterranean in Paris on 13th July to pursue a mutually and effectively verifiable Middle East zone free of weapons of mass destruction.
(220447)
467
N
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the International Criminal Court on the possible citation of President al-Bashir of Sudan; and what assessment has been made of the (a) diplomatic and (b) political implications of such a citation.
(220275)
468
N
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to the Moroccan government on progress towards meeting its obligations to the people of the Western Sahara, with particular reference to mineral rights.
(220276)
469
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has made proposals for the instigation of peace talks in the Niger Delta in Nigeria; and what representations he has received from human rights organisations on this matter.
(221456)
470
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to the government of Pakistan on reports of the abduction of Christian women and their forced conversions to Islam.
(221457)
471
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to voice concerns with the government of Pakistan on recent reports of the abduction of two Christian girls in southern Punjab on 26th June; and if he will make representations to seek their release and safety.
(221458)
472
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make it his policy to oppose any further enhancement of Morocco's relationshp with the EU until it complies with its obligations under UN Security Council resolutions in respect of the Western Sahara, with particular reference to the organisation of a referendum on the territory's status.
(221601)
473
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much his Department has received from the Contingency Reserve in respect of the civilian costs of crisis management in (a) Iraq and (b) Afghanistan in each of the last five years; what contingency funding is foreseen; and if he will make a statement.
(220642)
474
N
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many dependants of Zimbabwean officials subject to EU sanctions are (a) studying and (b) resident in the UK.
(220681)
475
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much was claimed in reimbursable expenses by press officers in his Department and its agencies in each of the last three financial years.
(221179)
476
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to the Chinese government to ensure that it uses the name Taiwan, in Chinese, Chinese Taipei, instead of Taipei, China, and that English and Chinese versions used are the same.
(221424)
477
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much was spent on (a) electricity, (b) heating and (c) water bills in each of the flats in Admiralty House in each of the last five years.
(221192)
478
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many hours of overtime were worked by staff in each pay grade in his Department in each of the last 12 months.
(221240)
479
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the cost of overtime payments paid to staff in his Department was in each of the last 12 months, broken down by pay grade.
(221294)
480
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what (a) listening exercises and (b) public forums his Department has held in each of the last two years; what the (i) purpose and (ii) cost was in each case; and who the private contractor was and how much it was paid in ech case.
(221351)
481
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what (a) reviews and (b) public consultations have been initiated by his Department since 27th June 2007.
(221379)
482
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department has taken to monitor the cost of its mail services in the last 12 months.
(221481)
483
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which organisations have received (a) free and (b) discounted room hire from (i) his Department and (ii) its agencies in each of the last five years; and what the commercial value of the discount was in each case.
(221583)
484
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which projects his Department has commissioned from (a) think tanks and (b) charities in each of the last two years for which figures are available; what the aim of each project was; which think tank or charity was commissioned; and how much was paid.
(221608)
485
N
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many allegations of misconduct have been made to his Department in respect of (a) British nationals and (b) nationals of other countries, other than Iraq, who are employees of private military or security companies contracted to work in Iraq by his Department; what the nature of each allegation is; what action his Department has taken in response; and if he will make a statement.
(220618)
486
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, on how many occasions his Department has instructed the Treasury Solicitor to seek leave to appeal to the House of Lords from (a) the Court of Appeal and (b) the House of Lords itself in each of the last 10 years; and on how many occasions the application was rejected.
(220821)
487
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 12th May 2008, Official Report, column 1403W, on South Africa: chemical and biological welfare, for what reasons he is unable to confirm or deny details of evidence considered during his Department's investigations into South Africa's Project Coast; and if he will place in the Library the evidence considered in the course of the UK investigations.
(220847)
488
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what fiduciary risk assessment he has undertaken of the debts and liabilities of the government of the Turks and Caicos Islands.
(220832)
489
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate he has made of the level of contingent liabilities for which the Government will be liable arising from any finding of systemic weakness in administration in the Turks and Caicos Islands.
(220833)
490
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment has been made of (a) the budget of the Turks and Caicos Islands and (b) the sustainability of the (i) current debt, (ii) fiscal claims and (iii) contingent liabilities in respect of the Islands' administration.
(220834)
491
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Written Ministerial Statement of 26th June 2008, Official Report, column 34WS, on diplomatic missions (non-domestic rates), what steps he is taking to ensure the payment of a business rates contribution by the Zimbabwean government.
(221272)
492
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer to the Rt hon. Member for Horsham of 9th July 2008, Official Report, column 1657W, on departmental planning permission, if he will outline the nature of the alterations to the third floor of the Old Admiralty Building; and who the current residents of that floor are.
(221286)
493
N
Willie Rennie (Dunfermline and West Fife): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many times he has met the Government Chief Scientific Adviser to discuss the effect of scientific developments on foreign policy.
(220330)
494
N
Willie Rennie (Dunfermline and West Fife): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many (a) scientists and (b) engineers are employed in scientific and engineering roles in his Department.
(220331)
495
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has received from other Commonwealth countries on his decision to withdraw from the Commonwealth Scholarship Fund.
(221415)
496
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what his Department's policy is on requesting discounts from its suppliers in return for swift payment of invoices.
(220435)
497
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what percentage of paper used (a) for photocopying and (b) in printed publications by his Department was from recycled sources in each of the last two years.
(220726)
498
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make it his policy to consult the relevant select committees of the House on any future deployment of British police officers to Kabul; and if he will make a statement.
(220319)
499
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much the UK has contributed to the costs of deployment of British police officers in EUPOL Afghanistan.
(220327)
500
N
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many British police officers are to be deployed with EUPOL Afghanistan; and if he will make a statement.
(220329)
501
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what guidance his Department provides to charitable organisations on the direction of their operations in Third World countries.
(220699)
502
Sarah Teather (Brent East): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if the Government will make representations to seek to ensure that the salary arrears of former diplomats from Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) who are now British citizens are paid by the government of the DRC.
(220595)
503
Keith Vaz (Leicester East): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the government of Saudi Arabia on the case of Muhammad Geloo, detained without charge in Saudi Arabia; what progress has been made in securing Mr Geloo's release; what contacts British consular officials have had with Mr Geloo during his detention; what reports on the case he has received from HM Ambassador to Saudi Arabia; what steps he has taken in response to reports that Mr Geloo has been tortured during his detention; when he expects Mr Geloo's case to be heard before a court; and if he will visit Saudi Arabia to discuss Mr Geloo's case with the Suadi government.
(220877)
504
Mr Ben Wallace (Lancaster & Wyre): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which members of the Iranian government (a) he and (b) his Ministers have met in the last year; and where each meeting took place.
(220653)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
505
N
Mr John Baron (Billericay): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients screened were found to have bowel cancer in each month since the start of the NHS bowel cancer screening programme, broken down by (a) screening centre and (b) sex.
(220672)
506
N
Mr John Baron (Billericay): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients screened were found to have polyps in each month since the start of the NHS bowel cancer screening programme, broken down by (a) screening centre and (b) sex.
(220673)
507
N
Mr John Baron (Billericay): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients screened were referred for a colonoscopy as a result of a positive faecal occult blood test in each month since the start of the NHS bowel cancer screening programme, broken down by (a) screening centre and (b) sex.
(220674)
508
John Battle (Leeds West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what funds his Department has received from the sale of former NHS buildings in (a) England and (b) Leeds in the last 10 years; and if he will make a statement.
(220706)
509
John Battle (Leeds West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what resources the Government provided to support (a) cognitive behavioural and (b) other talking therapies in the latest period for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
(220707)
510
John Battle (Leeds West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate his Department has made of the average ratio of children to paediatric diabetes specialist nurses in (a) Leeds and (b) England.
(220708)
511
John Battle (Leeds West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what arrangements are being made to provide therapeutic services for prisoners with mental health problems in Leeds prison; and if he will make a statement.
(220715)
512
John Battle (Leeds West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate his Department has made of the number of children living with a parent with diagnosed alcohol problems in Leeds in each year since 1987.
(220782)
513
John Battle (Leeds West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many primary care trusts in Leeds have carried out a local needs assessment on the development of services for children and young people with diabetes; and if he will make a statement.
(220783)
514
Mr Clive Betts (Sheffield, Attercliffe): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his Department's policy is on improving the energy efficiency of the buildings which it (a) rents and (b) owns; what changes there have been in the energy efficiency of such buildings in the last (i) five and (ii) 10 years; and whether his Department has adopted targets on energy efficiency improvements in the buildings it occupies over the next (A) five and (B) 10 years.
(221088)
515
Mr Clive Betts (Sheffield, Attercliffe): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what account his Department takes of the level of energy efficiency of buildings before entering into agreements to (a) rent and (b) purchase those buildings.
(221104)
516
N
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the likely effect of the establishment of a local better regulation office on the work of the Food Standards Agency.
(220253)
517
N
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department has taken to consult primary care trusts to ensure they have sufficient staff to meet the 18 week waiting time commitment.
(220254)
518
N
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, at what point of treatment the 18-week waiting time initiative begins; and whether it will be extended to specialised services.
(220255)
519
N
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what support and guidance will be provided by his Department to primary care trusts in England in relation to the implementation of the 18 week waiting time initiative; and if he will make a statement.
(220256)
520
N
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department's 18-week waiting time initiative will be extended to infertility services; and if he will make a statement.
(220257)
521
N
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what EU healthcare benchmarks he takes into account when assessing the National Health Service as a provider of health care.
(220680)
522
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what tests for toxins are available on the NHS.
(221036)
523
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will consider introducing mandatory post-mortem tests for (a) carbon monoxide poisoning and (b) poisoning by toxins resulting from the products of combustion.
(221037)
524
N
Angela Browning (Tiverton & Honiton): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many full-time equivalent staff are employed by the Food Standards Agency in the licensing of establishments processing wild game.
(220258)
525
N
Angela Browning (Tiverton & Honiton): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) wild game processors and (b) catering butchers dealing in wild game were licensed in (i) 2006, (ii) 2007 and (iii) 2008.
(220259)
526
N
Angela Browning (Tiverton & Honiton): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department has taken to identify the location of premises of unlicensed (a) wild game processors and (b) catering butchers processing wild game.
(220260)
527
N
Angela Browning (Tiverton & Honiton): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the proportion of (a) licensed and (b) unlicensed (i) wild game processors and (ii) catering butchers dealing in wild game which operate in compliance with EU regulations.
(220262)
528
N
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 18th February 2008, Official Report, column 300W, on NHS treatment centres: Christchurch, when he expects the former NHS health centre in Saxon Square, Christchurch, to be brought back into use; and how much he expects to be paid in empty property rates before that date.
(220808)
529
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the trend in cryptospiridium infections has been in the last five years; and what steps are being taken to combat the sources of this infection.
(220881)
530
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans the Food Standards Agency has to improve standards of hygiene in fast food outlets.
(220883)
531
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent steps the Government has taken to improve treatment for people with depression.
(220624)
532
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps the Government plans to take to address health-related problems due to obesity.
(220625)
533
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department has (a) conducted and (b) commissioned an analysis of estimated radiation doses to members of critical groups living near nuclear power plants from (i) nuclide emissions averaged over one year and (ii) nuclide emissions over a few days resulting from reactor re-fuelling.
(221035)
534
Mr Brian H. Donohoe (Central Ayrshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the NHS budget will be in 2009-10.
(220560)
535
Mr Brian H. Donohoe (Central Ayrshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the size of NHS waiting lists was (a) in 2005 and (b) at the most recent date for which figures are available.
(220561)
536
Mr Brian H. Donohoe (Central Ayrshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what average inpatient treatment waiting times were (a) in 2005 and (b) at the latest date for which information is available.
(220562)
537
Mr Brian H. Donohoe (Central Ayrshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the NHS Plan's target of a maximum six month wait for inpatient treatment has been achieved.
(220563)
538
Mr Brian H. Donohoe (Central Ayrshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the performance of NHS trusts in reducing accident and emergency waiting times to below the four hour target.
(220564)
539
Mr Brian H. Donohoe (Central Ayrshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many operations were carried out in NHS hospitals in (a) 2005 and (b) the last year for which figures are available.
(220565)
540
Mr Brian H. Donohoe (Central Ayrshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average waiting times for treatment of cataracts in NHS hospitals were in (a) 2005 and (b) at the latest date for which figures are available; and how many treatments were provided (i) in 2005 and (ii) in the last 12 months.
(220566)
541
Mr Brian H. Donohoe (Central Ayrshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average waiting times for heart operations in NHS hospitals were in (a) 2005 and (b) the last 12 months; and how many operations were carried out in each period.
(220567)
542
Mr Brian H. Donohoe (Central Ayrshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) emergency and (b) elective admissions to NHS hospitals there were in each of the last three years.
(220568)
543
Mr Brian H. Donohoe (Central Ayrshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of people suspected of having cancer were treated within (a) two weeks and (b) one month of referral (i) in 2005 and (ii) in the last 12 months.
(220569)
544
Mr Brian H. Donohoe (Central Ayrshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many CT scans were carried out by NHS trusts in (a) 2005 and (b) the last 12 months.
(220570)
545
Mr Brian H. Donohoe (Central Ayrshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many magnetic resonance imaging scans were carried out by NHS trusts in (a) 2005 and (b) the last 12 months.
(220571)
546
Mr Brian H. Donohoe (Central Ayrshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many new CT scanners have been brought into operation by NHS trusts in the last 12 months.
(220574)
547
Mr Brian H. Donohoe (Central Ayrshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many new magnetic resonance imaging scanners have been brought into operation by NHS trusts in England in the last 12 months.
(220575)
548
Mr Brian H. Donohoe (Central Ayrshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients have used NHS walk-in centres in each region.
(220576)
549
Mr Brian H. Donohoe (Central Ayrshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) GP practices and (b) primary care centres were (i) opened and (ii) refurbished in the last 12 months; and how many of each are planned to be opened in the next three years.
(220577)
550
N
Mr Philip Dunne (Ludlow): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many hospitals (a) opened and (b) closed in each primary care trust area between 2002-03 and 2007-08.
(219976)
551
N
Mr Philip Dunne (Ludlow): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many hospitals (a) opened and (b) closed in each health authority area between 1997-98 and 2002-03.
(219977)
552
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many children have been diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy in (a) Lancashire and (b) nationally in each of the last five years.
(220153)
553
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many fully qualified physiotherapists have been employed by the NHS in each year since 2002.
(220629)
554
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many fully qualified speech therapists have been employed by the NHS in each year since 2002.
(220630)
555
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many fully qualified occupational therapists have been employed by the NHS in each year since 2002.
(220631)
556
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people resident in registered care homes for the elderly in (a) Ribble Valley constituency, (b) Lancashire and (c) England and Wales had dementia in each year since 2001.
(220632)
557
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many treatments in each treatment band were carried out by NHS dentists in the London Borough of Bexley in each of the last five years.
(220393)
558
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he has held recent discussions on the human safety of Deca-BDE with the French government; and if he will make a statement.
(221184)
559
Sandra Gidley (Romsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much his Department has spent on adult protection procedures in England in the last five years.
(220853)
560
Sandra Gidley (Romsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether an equality impact assessment (a) has been conducted and (b) is planned before the conclusion of the No Secrets review of the adult protection arrangements.
(220854)
561
Sandra Gidley (Romsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how service users are being involved in the No Secrets review of care for vulnerable adults.
(220855)
562
Sandra Gidley (Romsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what work is being done as part of the No Secrets review of care for vulnerable adults to (a) learn lessons from local authority inquiries that have raised issues about adult protection procedures and (b) collect examples of good practice in adult protection.
(220856)
563
N
Linda Gilroy (Plymouth, Sutton): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people were waiting for NHS dental treatment in Plymouth Primary Care Trust area in the latest period for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
(220675)
564
Mr Roger Godsiff (Birmingham, Sparkbrook & Small Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the installation cost of the new version of the Connecting for Health system is; and what additional costs NHS trusts have incurred as a result of its installation.
(220863)
565
Mr Roger Godsiff (Birmingham, Sparkbrook & Small Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the original allocation of funding for the (a) establishment and (b) running of the Connecting for Health initiative has been exceeded; and if he will make a statement.
(220864)
566
N
Julia Goldsworthy (Falmouth & Camborne): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people have been hospitalised following injuries caused by (a) seagulls, (b) pigeons, (c) rats and (d) other pests in each of the last five years.
(220169)
567
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he plans to publish the 2007-08 resource accounts for the NHS Pension Scheme.
(221164)
568
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much was claimed in reimbursable expenses by press officers in his Department and its agencies in each of the last three financial years.
(221178)
569
N
David Heyes (Ashton under Lyne): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he plans to begin his consultation on prescription charges and exemptions; and whether that consultation will include the question of whether asthma should be added to the list of health conditions exempt from prescription charges.
(219973)
570
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many hours of overtime were worked by staff in each pay grade in his Department in each of the last 12 months.
(221244)
571
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost of overtime payments paid to staff in his Department was in each of the last 12 months, broken down by pay grade.
(221293)
572
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what (a) listening exercises and (b) public forums his Department has held in each of the last two years; and what the (i) purpose, (ii) cost, (iii) private contractor and (iv) amount paid to the private contractor was in each case.
(221352)
573
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department has taken to monitor the cost of its mail services in the last 12 months.
(221482)
574
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which organisations have received (a) free and (b) discounted room hire from (i) his Department and (ii) its agencies in each of the last five years; and what the commercial value of the discount was in each case.
(221582)
575
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which projects his Department has commissioned from (a) think tanks and (b) charities in each of the last two years for which figures are available; what the aim of each project was; which think tank or charity was commissioned; and how much was paid.
(221616)
576
N
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will place in the Library a copy of the peer review of the work undertaken by TRIBAL/Secta to develop the Young Adults' Personal Social Services formula.
(220682)
577
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what funding his Department has provided in (a) cash and (b) real terms in current prices to support campaigns to raise awareness of skin cancer in each year since 1997-98; what funding his Department plans to provide in 2008-09; and if he will make a statement.
(220931)
578
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress his Department is making towards gathering information about (a) the number and distribution of sunbeds and (b) the scale of sunbed use by minors, as referred to in paragraph 2.43 of his Department's Cancer Reform Strategy.
(220932)
579
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions his Department has had with the Health and Safety Executive since 3rd December 2007 on the regulation of the sunbed industry; and if he will make a statement.
(220933)
580
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department has provided guidance to commissioners on how to commission cancer genetic services, as referred to in paragraph 2.53 of his Department's Cancer Reform Strategy.
(220934)
581
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department has taken to increase participation of women aged 25 to 35 years in the cervical screening programme, as referred to in paragraph 3.9 of his Department's Cancer Reform Strategy; and what his latest estimate is of the proportion of 25 to 35 year old women participating in the cervical screening programme (a) in 2008 and (b) in the previous five years.
(220935)
582
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what funding his Department (a) is providing in 2008-09 and (b) plans to provide in 2009-10 on the social marketing campaign to raise awareness of the symptoms of breast, lung and bowel cancers, as referred to in paragraph 3.53 of his Department's Cancer Reform Strategy.
(220936)
583
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, in what cancer areas the National Awareness and Early Detection Initiative intends to develop standardised messages to underpin awareness-raising campaigns, as referred to in paragraph 3.51 of his Department's Cancer Reform Strategy, published on 3rd December 2007; and what progress has been made in developing these messages.
(220937)
584
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when his Department plans to begin conducting regular national surveys of cancer symptom awareness, as referred to in paragraph 3.47 of his Department's Cancer Reform Strategy.
(220938)
585
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress is being made in (a) developing measurement tools for cancer symptom awareness and (b) developing and testing new interventions to raise awareness of cancer as referred to in paragraph 3.44 of his Department's Cancer Reform Strategy.
(220939)
586
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, at which five sites an extension to the bowel cancer screening programme to men and women aged between 70 and 75 years is being piloted, as referred to in paragraph 3.32 of his Department's Cancer Reform Strategy.
(220940)
587
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many breast screening units there are in England; and how many of them had at least one full-field digital mammography set in the latest period for which figures are available.
(220941)
588
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, in which areas breast cancer screening has been extended to women aged between (a) 47 and 50 and (b) 70 and 73 years since April 2008, as referred to in paragraph 3.21 of his Department's Cancer Reform Strategy.
(220942)
589
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of eligible women were seen within the 36 month standard for breast cancer screening (a) in England and (b) by each breast screening unit in each quarter since June 2005.
(220943)
590
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans his Department has for moving to an activity-based system for funding screening services.
(220944)
591
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what work the NHS Cancer Screening Programme has undertaken since 3rd December 2007 in sharing best practice in improving accessibility to screening for at-risk groups, as referred to in paragraph 3.10 of his Department's Cancer Reform Strategy, published on 3rd December 2007.
(220945)
592
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent estimate he has made of the average time taken to return cervical screening test results to women following a test; and what advice has been issued to the NHS on achieving the two-week turnaround time standard on cervical screening results, as referred to in paragraph 3.14 of his Department's Cancer Reform Strategy.
(220946)
593
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of women he estimates participated in the cervical screening programme in the last year for which figures are available in each primary care trust area in England.
(220947)
594
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what form the Football Foundation's pilot programme to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of cancer, as referred to in paragraph 3.55 of his Department's Cancer Reform Strategy, will take; when he expects the pilot programme to begin; and if he will make a statement.
(220948)
595
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for which pilot projects the National Awareness and Early Diagnosis Initiative is supporting the evaluation, as referred to in paragraph 3.54 of his Department's Cancer Reform Strategy.
(220949)
596
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he plans to begin auditing all patients newly diagnosed with cancer, as referred to in paragraph 3.61 of his Department's Cancer Reform Strategy.
(220950)
597
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of all (a) drug treatment and (b) surgical treatments were delivered to cancer patients within 31 days in the latest period for which figures are available; when the 31-day treatment standard for cancer treatments begins, as referred to in paragraph 4.8 of his Department's Cancer Reform Strategy; and what the milestones are for meeting the 31-day treatment standard for radiotherapy services by December 2010.
(220951)
598
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department has provided guidance on how patients with suspected cancer detected through national screening programmes enter the 62-day pathway, as referred to in paragraph 4.8 of his Department's Cancer Reform Strategy.
(220952)
599
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress is being made towards ensuring that all localities have implemented arrangements ensuring that patients highly suspected of having cancers are managed on the 62-day pathway, as referred to in paragraph 4.8 of his Department's Cancer Reform Strategy.
(220953)
600
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many fractions were delivered by radiotherapy centres in each year since 1997-98; how many fractions of radiotherapy he estimates are required to be delivered by the NHS in order to meet the 31-day treatment standard, as referred to in paragraph 4.24 of his Department's Cancer Reform Strategy; what the expected increase in the number of fractions is against which progress towards the aim of meeting the 31-day treatment standard in radiotherapy services by December 2010 will be measured; and if he will make a statement.
(220954)
601
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress has been made in developing a long-term workforce strategy for radiotherapy services, as referred to in paragraph 4.31 of his Department's Cancer Reform Strategy; and when he expects the strategy to be published.
(220955)
602
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many cancer treatments (a) have and (b) have not been considered by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence through the single technology appraisal process since 3rd December 2007; and if he will make a statement.
(220956)
603
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) new cancer treatments and (b) significant new licensed indications for existing cancer treatments have been referred to the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) since 3rd December 2007; and whether NICE (i) has and (ii) has not initiated a technology appraisal for each.
(220957)
604
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the National Cancer Director plans to publish his report on the uptake of cancer drugs approved by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, as referred to in paragraph 4.51 of his Department's Cancer Reform Strategy.
(220958)
605
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when chemotherapy providers will begin returning an agreed dataset on all patients receiving chemotherapy, as referred to in paragraph 4.52 of his Department's Cancer Reform Strategy; what information is captured by the dataset; and if he will make a statement.
(220959)
606
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the robustness of chemotherapy cost data submitted as part of the 2007-08 NHS reference cost collection.
(220960)
607
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent estimate he has made of the proportion of NHS trusts which make use of the CPORT tool to plan for the safe introduction of new drugs.
(220961)
608
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps have been taken by his Department with the (a) pharmaceutical and (b) biotechnology industries to monitor how use of anti-cancer medicines in the NHS in England compares to other European countries; what the results of this work have been; and if he will make a statement.
(220962)
609
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which cancer networks (a) have met and (b) are on target to meet the milestones contained in the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence's Improving Outcomes Guidance on supportive and palliative care for adults.
(220963)
610
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress has been made towards developing a course on effective face-to-face communication skills for children and young people with cancer, as referred to in paragraph 5.14 of his Department's Cancer Reform Strategy; and when he expects the course to be launched.
(220964)
611
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which cancer networks (a) have and (b) do not have a patient information manager in place.
(220965)
612
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, in which primary care trust areas clinical nurse specialist provision has been found to be insufficient, as referred to in paragraph 5.47 of his Department's Cancer Reform Strategy; what steps he is taking to encourage commissioners to address shortfalls in clinical nurse specialist provision; and if he will make a statement.
(220966)
613
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of the extent to which the NHS is providing advice on returning to work for patients of working age with cancer.
(220967)
614
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will publish the report outlining the outcome of the event held in March 2008 on Making the Cancer Survivorship Initiative a Reality, as referred to in paragraph 5.61 of his Department's Cancer Reform Strategy, which priority workstreams have been identified as part of the National Cancer Survivorship Initiative; and what future work he expects the National Cancer Survivorship Initiative to undertake.
(220968)
615
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to paragraph 5.73 of his Department's Cancer Reform Strategy, whether an NHS Cancer Patient Experience Survey Programme has been established; and when he expects the first annual patient experience survey will (a) take place and (b) be published.
(220969)
616
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to paragraph 6.9 of his Department's Cancer Reform Strategy, what specific goals have been agreed by his Department for reducing cancer mortality in each cancer network; and if he will make a statement.
(220970)
617
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent estimate he has made of the proportion of primary care trusts which have undertaken a local equality impact assessment, as referred to on page 86 of his Department's Cancer Reform Strategy.
(220971)
618
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what work his Department has undertaken with the National Cancer Research Network to encourage the inclusion of more older people in clinical trials; what steps he is taking to monitor progress in the involvement of older people in clinical trials; and if he will make a statement.
(220972)
619
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which primary care trusts (a) have and (b) have not reviewed current bed utilisation by (i) tumour group and (ii) the split between elective and emergency use, as referred to in paragraph 7.37 of his Department's Cancer Reform Strategy.
(220973)
620
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress has been made in developing an inpatient management programme for cancer patients, as referred to in paragraph 7.39 of his Department's Cancer Reform Strategy; and when he expects the programme to be implemented nationwide.
(220974)
621
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of NHS trusts submit data to cancer registries in an electronic format; and what steps he is taking to ensure that all NHS Trusts do so by 2009, as referred to in paragraph 8.16 of his Department's Cancer Reform Strategy, published on 3rd December 2007.
(220975)
622
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects the National Chemotherapy Advisory Group to have defined the information on chemotherapy to be submitted by NHS trusts to cancer registries.
(220976)
623
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects the first annual report of the National Cancer Intelligence Network to be published.
(220977)
624
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects to publish the guide for cancer commissioners referred to in paragraph 9.9 of his Department's Cancer Reform Strategy; and if he will make a statement.
(220978)
625
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to paragraph 9.9 of his Department's Cancer Reform Strategy, what progress is being made in developing (a) an electronic commissioning toolkit for cancer services and (b) service specifications for each cancer pathway; and when he expects to make each available for use in the NHS.
(220979)
626
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he plans to ask the Care Quality Commission to undertake an improvement review of cancer services in 2009, as referred to in paragraph 9.25 of his Department's Cancer Reform Strategy.
(220980)
627
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, before which financial year he expects to include implementation of the Improving Outcomes Guidance in the national model contract, as referred to in paragraph 9.25 of his Department's Cancer Reform Strategy.
(220981)
628
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent estimate for benchmarking purposes he has made of the level of spending on English cancer services compared with the spending of other countries.
(220982)
629
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress has been made in developing a kitemark for good cancer facilities, as referred to in paragraph 11.18 of his Department's Cancer Reform Strategy; and when he expects it to be made available for use in the NHS.
(220983)
630
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects publication of the National Cancer Research Institute's five-year plan to take place, as referred to in paragraph 11.25 of his Department's Cancer Reform Strategy.
(220984)
631
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he has established a pilot training programme for laparoscopic surgery, as referred in paragraph 4.20 of his Department's Cancer Reform Strategy; and when he anticipates a training programme to be implemented nationwide.
(220985)
632
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information has been submitted to his Department by the NHS Cancer Action Team in each month since 3rd December 2007.
(220986)
633
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, in what ways he plans to monitor progress against the aim to end the postcode lottery in new drugs and treatments, as referred to in paragraph 4.18 of his Department's consultation on the NHS constitution.
(220987)
634
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many lung cancer patients in each (a) cancer network and (b) strategic health authority area received (i) surgical resection, (ii) active, anti-cancer treatment and (iii) radiotherapy in each year since 1997-98.
(220988)
635
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients in each (a) cancer network and (b) strategic health authority area received (i) chemotherapy for small cell lung cancer and (ii) chemotherapy for non-small cell lung cancer in each year since 1997-98.
(220989)
636
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many lung cancer patients there were in the latest year for which figures are available; and how many lung cancer patients there were aged (a) 49 years and under, (b) 50 to 59, (c) 60 to 69, (d) 70 to 79 and (e) over 80 years in each cancer network in that year.
(220990)
637
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the Cancer Reform Strategy's Impact Assessment, if he will break down the one-off transition costs for improving radiotherapy services by anticipated expenditure on (a) increasing capacity, (b) reducing cancer waits and (c) collecting and analysing outcomes data.
(220991)
638
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what support he is giving to strategic health authorities to enable them to (a) commission radiotherapy services and (b) build radiotherapy capacity.
(220992)
639
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of attendances at accident and emergency services were related to dental problems in each year since 1997-98.
(220993)
640
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of admissions to hospital via accident and emergency departments were related to dental problems in each year since 1997-98.
(220994)
641
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when a patient is treated in a GP-led health centre without being registered there, by what mechanism the centre will be paid for that patient's treatment.
(220995)
642
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of patients who will register with new GP-led health centres.
(220996)
643
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of primary care trusts that will not open a new GP-led health centre because to do so would be inappropriate given the health needs of their population.
(220997)
644
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many additional (a) GPs and (b) other staff, broken down by type of staff, he estimates will be required to staff the new GP-led health centres.
(220998)
645
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans his Department has made for the training of additional GPs to staff the new GP-led health centres.
(220999)
646
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the level of rurality of different primary care trust areas.
(221000)
647
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will place in the Library a copy of the full breakdown of each primary care trust's expenditure by programme budget category for 2007-08.
(221001)
648
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to paragraph 4.16 of his Department's Primary Care Strategy, whether (a) GP practice boundaries and (b) closed patient lists will be phased out.
(221002)
649
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to paragraph 4.16 of his Department's Primary Care Strategy, over what timescale he plans to remove the obstacles to people's choice of GP practices.
(221003)
650
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what NHS (a) capital and (b) resource expenditure in (i) cash and (ii) real terms at current prices (A) on end-of-life care was in (1) 2004-05, (2) 2005-06, (3) 2006-07 and (4) 2007-08 and (B) is planned to be in (x) 2008-09 and (y) 2010-11.
(221004)
651
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what indicators his Department uses to measure dental health in children; and what the figures for each indicator were for each primary care trust in each year since 1997.
(221005)
652
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much NHS dental patients in each region paid in charges in each year since 1997.
(221006)
653
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what categories are used by his Department to classify (a) ministerial and (b) other correspondence it receives; and how many letters were received in each category in the last 12 months.
(221007)
654
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much (a) resource and (b) capital funding has been allocated to each primary care trust to build a new GP-led health centre.
(221008)
655
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, on what dates changes to the measurement of his Department's target to halve MRSA rates by March 2008 were agreed; and on each date (a) what change was made and (b) which Minister approved the change.
(221009)
656
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, by what date he expects screening for MRSA for (a) elective and (b) emergency admissions to be introduced; and what assessment he has made of progress towards the objective in each case.
(221010)
657
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what internal (a) research papers and (b) reports his Department has produced or commissioned on NHS dentistry in the last 12 months.
(221011)
658
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many children in each region were admitted to hospital for accidents in the home in each of the last five financial years, broken down by (a) age and (b) type of accident.
(221012)
659
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people in each region were admitted to hospital as a result of road accidents in each year since 1997, broken down by (a) age, (b) type of accident, (c) type of vehicle involved in the acident and (d) type of injury.
(221013)
660
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many pedestrians in each region were admitted to hospital as a result of traffic accidents in each year since 1997, broken down by (a) age and (b) type of vehicle involved in the accident.
(221014)
661
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what standards his Department expects NHS trusts to meet in relation to the privacy and dignity of changing facilities provided for patients.
(221015)
662
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when a patient in treated in a GP-led health centre without being registered there, whether funding will be transferred from the GP where the patient is registered to the health centre to cover the cost of treatment.
(221017)
663
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what central funding his Department plans to provide in support of Fit for Work services, as referred to on page 38 of High Quality Care for All, Cm 7432, whether he plans to pilot Fit for Work services; whether Fit for Work services will be designed on a (a) national and (b) local basis; and if he will make a statement.
(221018)
664
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he plans the minimum practice income guarantee will be phased out, as referred to on page 39 of High Quality Care for All, Cm 7432.
(221019)
665
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the (a) costs and (b) benefits of a three-digit telephone number for urgent care which his Department is considering, as referred to on page 40 of High Quality Care for All, Cm 7432; which (i) officials and (ii) other parties are involved in the next phase of work on the matter; when he plans to set out further details on the next phase of work; whether his Department plans to encourage the development of local three-digit urgent care numbers ahead of its national review, as recommended in the visions documents of England's strategic health authorities; and if he will make a statement.
(221020)
666
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information he plans to be included in the Patients' Prospectus, as referred to on page 40 of High Quality Care for All, Cm 7432; whether (a) professional, (b) patient and (c) other groups will contibute to the information included in the Patients' Prospectus; whether the information included in the Patients' Prospectus will be disease-specific; and if he will make a statement.
(221021)
667
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will publish the anticipated trajectory of the number of people (a) being offered and (b) accepting a personalised care plan over the next five years, as referred to on page 41 of High Quality Care for All, Cm 7432; how he plans to monitor uptake of personalised care plans; what information will be included in personalised care plans; and if he will make a statement.
(221022)
668
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the risks to patient confidentiality of publishing patients' care records to HealthSpace, as referred to on page 41 of High Quality Care for All, Cm 7432.
(221023)
669
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the (a) structure and (b) objectives are of NHS North West's pay-for-performance scheme, referred to on page 42 of High Quality Care for All, Cm 7432.
(221024)
670
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he plans to have developed the Commissioning for Quality and Innovation scheme, as referred to on page 42 of High Quality Care for All, Cm 7432, whether he will consult on a draft of the scheme; how often he expects to alter the incentives in the scheme; whether the incentives in the scheme will be determined (a) nationally and (b) locally; which organisation will evaluate the scheme; what conditions will be prioritised in the scheme; whether the scheme will cover community services; and if he will make a statement.
(221025)
671
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patient safety incidents of each type in each strategic health authority area have been reported to the National Reporting and Learning System since it was established.
(221026)
672
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for what reasons primary care trusts will have local discretion in choosing which Never Events to prioritise in their annual operating plans, as referred to on page 45 of High Quality Care for All, Cm 7432, when he expects the National Patient Safety Agency to publish a list of Never Events; whether he expects the National Patient Safety Agency to consult publicly on the list; and if he will make a statement.
(221027)
673
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he plans to introduce NHS Evidence, as referred to on page 49 of High Quality Care for All, Cm 7432.
(221028)
674
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he plans to establish a fellowship programme for the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, as referred to on page 49 of High Quality Care for All, Cm 7432.
(221029)
675
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what each of the options being considered by his Department for an urgent care number are as referred to on page 27 of NHS Next Stage Review: Our vision for primary and community care.
(221049)
676
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the evidential basis is for the statement on page 21 of NHS Next Stage Review: Our vision for primary and community care that rates of emergency hospital admissions for long-term conditons vary more than twofold across the country.
(221050)
677
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many apprenticeships there are in the NHS; what the baseline year is for measuring adherence to the commitment contained in High Quality Care for All, Cm 7432, to double apprenticeships over the next four years; how much is being spent on apprenticeships in 2008-09; whether future spending will be ring-fenced; whether he expects that the doubling of expenditure on apprenticeships will lead to a doubling in the number of apprenticeships; and if he will make a statement.
(221051)
678
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he plans to have replaced the Medical Professional Education and Training budget with a tariff-based system, as referred to on page 74 of High Quality Care for All, Cm 7432; whether the change to a tariff-based system will entail a change to a ring-fenced workforce training budget; whether the new budget will be held (a) centrally and (b) locally; and if he will make a statement.
(221052)
679
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for what reasons Medical Education England will not have a commissioning function in addition to its advisory role, as referred to on page 73 of High Quality Care for All, Cm 7432.
(221053)
680
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he plans to have established new professional advisory bodies, as referred to on page 73 of High Quality Care for All, Cm 7432; how many such bodies he plans to establish in total; what the (a) purpose and (b) function of each such body will be; what the cost of (i) establishing and (ii) running each body will be; and if he will make a statement.
(221054)
681
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many arm's length bodies his Department (a) had at the beginning of 2008 and (b) will have at the end of 2008.
(221055)
682
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the baseline year is for the threefold increase in nurse and midwife preceptorships, as referred to on page 72 of High Quality Care for All, Cm 7432; how much was spent on nurse and midwife preceptorships in that year; in what year he expects to achieve a threefold increase in spending on preceptorships; whether he expects a threefold increase in spending on preceptorships to result in a threefold increase in the number of preceptorships; and if he will make a statement.
(221056)
683
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he plans to establish mystaffspace, as referred to on page 71 of High Quality Care for All, Cm 7432; what the cost of establishing mystaffspace will be; what assessment he has made of the effect on the confidentiality of staff records of establishing mystaff space; and if he will make a statement.
(221057)
684
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has for the Care Quality Commission to take account of staff satisfaction indicators in its evaluations of (a) NHS trusts and (b) other NHS organisations.
(221058)
685
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost will be of developing a new development programme for NHS Trust boards, as referred to in paragraph 39, page 67 of High Quality Care for All, Cm 7432, 2008.
(221059)
686
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he will establish the NHS Leadership Board, as referred to on page 67 of High Quality Care for All, Cm 7432; how many members the NHS Leadership Board will have; if he will place a copy of the terms of reference of the NHS Leadership Council in the Library; what powers the NHS Leadership Council will have; whether the NHS Leadership Council will have a role in determining the NHS Operating Framework; what the cost of the NHS Leadership Council will be in (a) 2009-10 and (b) 2010-11; and if he will make a statement.
(221060)
687
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he plans to introduce the Leadership for Quality Certificate, as referred to on page 66 of High Quality Care for All, Cm 7432; which organisation he expects will design the requirements of the Leadership for Quality Certificate; what the cost to the public purse of developing the Leadership for Quality Certificate will be; and how much it will cost for NHS staff to train for a (a) level 1, (b) level 2 and (c) level 3 of the Leadership for Quality Certificate.
(221061)
688
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, in what ways integrated care organisations will be rewarded for delivering better health outcomes amongst registered patients for groups of GP practices, as referred to on page 65 of High Quality Care for All, Cm 7432.
(221062)
689
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effects on competition in referrals to secondary care resulting from the creation of integrated care organisations, as referred to on page 65 of High Quality Care for All, Cm 7432.
(221063)
690
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, in what ways practice-based commissioning has not lived up to its aspirations, as referred to on page 65 of High Quality Care for All, Cm 7432.
(221064)
691
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the standard contract for community services, as referred to on page 64 of High Quality Care for All, Cm 7432, will be available for commissioners to utilise for the 2009-10 financial year; whether all (a) commissioners and (b) providers of community services will be required to use the standard contract for community services; and if he will make a statement.
(221065)
692
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether moving away from block grant funding, as referred to in paragraph 24, page 64 of High Quality Care for All, Cm 7432, will entail the creation of a payment-by-results system for community services; and if he will make a statement.
(221066)
693
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will place in the Library a copy of the work led by Sir Ian Carruthers on innovative delivery models, as referred to on page 63 of High Quality Care for All, Cm 7432.
(221067)
694
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he plans to publish advice on the range of options for the governance of community health services, as referred to in paragraph 15, page 62 of High Quality Care for All, Cm 7432.
(221068)
695
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which primary care trusts have established arm's length provider organisations, as referred to on page 62 of High Quality Care for All, Cm 7432; and in which areas the NHS is exploring (a) community foundation trusts and (b) social enterprises for community services.
(221069)
696
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, in what ways he plans to accelerate the rate at which existing NHS trusts achieve NHS Foundation Trust status, as referred to on page 61 of High Quality Care for All, Cm 7432; and whether it is his policy that all hospital trusts should be able to apply for NHS Foundation Trust status by the end of 2008.
(221070)
697
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects to have defined the criteria for becoming an Academic Health Science Centre, as referred to on page 57 of High Quality Care for All, Cm 7432.
(221071)
698
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions his Department has had with Monitor on proposals to develop academic health science centres; whether he expects such centres will apply for NHS Foundation Trust status; and if he will make a statement.
(221072)
699
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether it is his policy that the regional innovation funds held by strategic health authorities, as referred to on page 56 of High Quality Care for All, Cm 7432, will be ring-fenced; whether regional innovation funds will vary between each strategic health authority area; whether funding for the innovation fund will be additional funding from his Department's central budget; and if he will make a statement.
(221112)
700
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether it is his policy that best practice tariffs, as referred to on page 55 of High Quality Care for All, Cm 7432, should adjust prices (a) up and (b) down vis-a-vis the current equivalent tariff.
(221113)
701
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the evidential basis is for the statement that there is significant variation in practice in care relating to (a) cataracts, (b) fractured neck of femur, (c) cholecystectomy and (d) stroke care, as referred to on page 55 of High Quality Care for All, Cm 7432.
(221114)
702
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for what reasons healthcare providers not working for or on behalf of the NHS will not be required to publish quality accounts, as referred to on page 51 of High Quality Care for All, Cm 7432.
(221115)
703
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he plans to establish the National Quality Board, as referred to on page 54 of High Quality Care for All, Cm 7432; how many members the board will have; whether members of the board will be remunerated; and if he will make a statement.
(221116)
704
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what powers strategic health authority medical directors, as referred to in paragraph 29 of High Quality Care for All, Cm 7432, will have to direct service planning in NHS foundation trusts.
(221117)
705
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the estimate annual cost to the public purse the new (a) medical directors, (b) clinical advisory groups and (c) quality observatories will be in each strategic health authority area.
(221118)
706
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he plans to mandate the adoption of the Royal College of General Practitioners' accrediation scheme for GP practices, as referred to on page 53 of High Quality Care for All, Cm 7432.
(221119)
707
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, before which financial year he first expects to publish details of (a) the tariff uplift and (b) efficiency gains on a multi-year basis, as referred to page 52 of High Quality Care for All, Cm 7432.
(221120)
708
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the expected timeframe is for (a) developing acceptable methodologies for drawing up information on clinical effectiveness and (b) publishing this information, as referred to on page 51 of High Quality Care for All, Cm 7432.
(221121)
709
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he next plans to review the Quality and Outcomes Framework of the General Medical Services contract to be reviewed; whether he plans to bring forward proposals to make the process for developing and reviewing indicators in the Quality and Outcomes Framework more (a) independent and (b) transparent, as referred to on page 51 of High Quality Care for All, Cm 7432; what plans he has for the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence to lead on the (a) development and (b) review of indicators in the Quality and the Outcomes Framework; whether he plans new indicators of prevention and clinical effectiveness to be added to offset the reduction in process and organisational indicators, as referred to on page 51 of High Quality Care for All, Cm 7432; and if he will make a statement.
(221122)
710
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which comparable measures of the quality of acute patient care have been identified, as referred to on page 50 of High Quality Care for All, Cm 7432; what assessment he has made of the robustness of such measures; what plans he has to increase the accuracy of the measures included in the integrated national set; whether he plans to publish a draft integrated national set of quality metrics for consultation; and if he will make a statement.
(221123)
711
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 14th June 2008, Official Report, column 987W, on breast cancer: screening, whether figures on the number of national interval cancers have been published.
(221128)
712
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 9th July 2008, Official Report, column 1706W, on Ipsos MORI, if he will place in the Library copies of the (a) Stakeholder Research Programme, (b) Public Perceptions of the NHS July 2007, (c) Qualitative Research into Access to GP Practices, (d) GP Satisfaction Among Ethnic Minority Groups, (e) Senior Stakeholder Survey (Quantitative), (f) Long-term Health Conditions, (g) Public Perceptions of the NHS, December 2007, (h) Patient Experience Survey - Pilot Study and (i) Public Perceptions of the NHS March 2008 reports.
(221129)
713
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 9th July 2008, Official Report, column 1706W, on Ipsos MORI, how much was paid to Ipsos MORI for each report.
(221130)
714
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the impact on competition in referrals to secondary care resulting from the integration of community providers with NHS acute trusts, as referred to on page 44 of NHS Next Stage Review: Our vision for primary and community care.
(221132)
715
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, in what ways his Department plans to assess the prevalence of illness amongst the populations served by different GP practices, as referred to on page 40 of NHS Next Stage Review: Our vision for primary and community care.
(221133)
716
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he plans to introduce a new measure of patient satisfaction with urgent care services, referred to on page 27 of NHS Next Stage Review: Our vision for primary and community care; whether this measure will be developed in consultation with (a) service users and (b) others; and if he will make a statement.
(221134)
717
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the impact on the security of confidential data of increasing the scope of access to the NHS Care Records Service to (a) social care, (b) voluntary sector, (c) private sector, (d) pharmacy and (e) other organisations, as referred to on page 50 of NHS Next Stage Review: Our vision for primary and community care.
(221135)
718
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the planned timescale is for exploring the use of patient-reported outcome measures in the Quality and Outcomes Framework, as referred to on page 45 of NHS Next Stage Review: Our vision for primary and community care; whether he plans these patient-reported outcome measures to be disease-specific; and if he will make a statement.
(221136)
719
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the extent to which patients who have been denied funding for National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)-approved drugs by their primary care trust (PCT) are aware of the obligations on PCTs to fund NICE-approved drugs; what assessment he has made of the extent to which patients will become more aware of these obligations as a result of the inclusion of this right in the NHS constitution; and what proportion of patients who have been denied funding for NICE-approved drugs he estimates will have access to NICE-approved drugs following the changes proposed in High Quality Care for All, Cm 7432.
(221137)
720
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what greater freedoms he expects to provide to practice-based commissioners which can show they can take on increased responsibility, as referred to on page 52 of NHS Next Stage Review: Our vision for primary and community care.
(221138)
721
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, in what ways he plans to distinguish more clearly between the (a) commissioning and (b) provider role of GP practices, as referred to on chapter 7.10 on page 52 of NHS Next Stage Review: Our vision for primary and community care; and when he plans to do so.
(221139)
722
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 8th July 2008, Official Report, column 1504W, on cancer: health services, if he will issue guidance to primary care trusts instructing them that all treatments for which funding is initially denied but then granted on appeal must be given to patients within the 31-day cancer waiting-time standard.
(221140)
723
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many treatments referred to the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence and assessed through its single technology appraisal process (a) have and (b) have not received a final appraisal determination within six months of receiving a product licence.
(221141)
724
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what improvements he anticipates making to the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence's appraisal process, as referred to on page 44 of High Quality Care for All, Cm 7432.
(221142)
725
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, in what ways he envisages the NHS Constitution encouraging open and transparent explanation by local NHS organisations if they choose not to fund a drug or treatment that a patient and clinician feels appropriate, as referred on page 44 of High Quality Care for All, Cm 7432; what elements of decision-making on the funding of new treatments and drugs he defines as irrational; and if he will make a statement.
(221143)
726
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects to have developed ways to (a) monitor uptake of new clinical technologies and (b) measure the uptake of clinically-effective and cost-effective medicines once introduced, as referred to on page 44 of High Quality Care for All, Cm 7432; what plans he has to repeat the National Cancer Director's report on the uptake of National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)-approved cancer medicines in future years; whether his Department will produce a report on the uptake of all NICE-approved medicines in future years; and if he will make a statement.
(221144)
727
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the budget of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence in (a) cash and (b) real terms at current prices (i) was in each year since 1999-2000 and (ii) will be in (A) 2009-10 and (B) 2010-11.
(221145)
728
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he plans to issue directions under the National Health Service Act 2006 concerning the process primary care trusts (PCTs) need to adopt in making decisions on the funding of drugs and treatments which have not been recommended by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, as referred to on page 16 of his Department's document Handbook to the draft NHS Constitution; and whether he plans to strengthen sanctions for those PCTs which do not adhere to the directions.
(221146)
729
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he plans to introduce a maximum time period in which the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence must undertake technology appraisals; and what proportion of treatments he expects will receive their final appraisal determination within (a) three and (b) six months of receiving their product licence following the changes announced in High Quality Care for All, Cm 7432.
(221147)
730
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much funding his Department has provided in (a) cash and (b) real terms in current prices in social marketing initiatives designed to support people to stop smoking in each year since 2005-06; what social marketing initiatives his Department has funded in each of those years; in which ways each has focused on communities with the greatest smoking prevalence, as referred to in paragraph 2.24 of his Department's Cancer Reform Strategy, published on 3rd December 2007; and if he will make a statement.
(221148)
731
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his Department has spent in (a) cash and (b) real terms in current prices on communications campaigns aiming to raise the public's knowledge of units of alcohol in each year since 2005-06; what national communications campaigns have been launched since 3rd December 2007; how these campaigns will be evaluated; and if he will make a statement.
(221149)
732
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what targeted information and advice his Department has given to people who drink at harmful levels, as referred to in paragraph 2.36 of his Department's Cancer Reform Strategy.
(221150)
733
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he plans to issue a consultation on the need for legislation regarding alcohol labelling, as referred to in paragraph 2.36 of his Department's Cancer Reform Strategy.
(221151)
734
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 14th May 2008, Official Report, column 1653W, on MRSA, what examples of where a deep clean has had a demonstrable effect in improving patient care and experience have now been drawn up; and how these have been disseminated across the NHS.
(221158)
735
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the evidential basis was for his Department's decision to seek an extension of GP opening hours in England.
(221231)
736
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department plans to repeat it deep clean of all NHS hospitals in 2008-09.
(221232)
737
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether primary care trusts that do not open a new GP-led health centre will receive the money they would have otherwise received within their allocations to fund the centre.
(221233)
738
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to bring forward legislative proposals to give statutory effect to patients' right to drugs and treatments that have been recommended by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence; what plans he has to strengthen the sanctions for primary care trusts which breach this right; and if he will make a statement.
(221249)
739
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Guildford of 16th June 2008, Official Report, column 763W, on NHS: private sector, what his definition of a complete package of care is.
(221438)
740
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Guildford of 16th June 2008, Official Report, column 763W, on NHS: private sector, what definition of an episode of care is used for the purposes of collecting information in the Hospital Episodes Statistics database.
(221632)
741
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, on how many occasions his Department has instructed the Treasury Solicitor to seek leave to appeal to the House of Lords from (a) the Court of Appeal and (b) the House of Lords itself in each of the last 10 years; and on how many occasions the application was rejected.
(220822)
742
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answers of 26th March 2008, Official Report, column 201W, on health services: Royal Household and 28th April 2008, Official Report, columns 149-50W, on general practitioners: Buckingham Palace, for what reasons his Department was not aware on 25th March 2008 of the arrangements for provision of primary health care service to staff of the Royal households; and if he will make a statement.
(220846)
743
Fiona Mactaggart (Slough): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) GPs, (b) dentists, (c) nurses, (d) midwives and (e) hospital doctors were employed in the NHS in (i) Slough, (ii) Berkshire and (iii) England in (A) 1997, (B) 2002 and (C) 2007.
(221195)
744
Anne Main (St Albans): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many prisons provide the integrated drug treatment system; how many prisoners are undergoing treatment within the system; whether his Department met its March 2008 target for the implementation of the system; and if he will make a statement.
(220526)
745
Anne Main (St Albans): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of patients attending genito-urinary medicine clinics in (a) St Albans, (b) Hertfordshire and (c) England were offered an appointment to be seen within 48 hours in each of the last three months for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
(221405)
746
Anne Main (St Albans): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much his Department spent on the psycho-social element of the integrated drug treatment system in (a) 2006-07 and (b) 2007-08; and what the projected expenditure is expected to be in 2008-09.
(221406)
747
Anne Main (St Albans): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much has been spent on the integrated drug treatment scheme in each year since its announcement.
(221410)
748
Anne Main (St Albans): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many missed appointments there have been (a) at St Albans City Hospital, (b) in West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust and (c) in East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust in the last 12 months; and what the cost of missed appointments in each category was in that period.
(221411)
749
Anne Main (St Albans): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many sexuallly transmitted infections were diagnosed at (a) Waverley Sexual Health Clinic, St Albans and (b) in all genito-urinary medicine clinics in Hertfordshire in each of the last five years.
(221436)
750
Anne Main (St Albans): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost was of overseas visits made by members of staff in his Department in each of the last three years.
(221522)
751
Mr Alan Milburn (Darlington): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many cases of sunburn arising from sunbed use have been reported to NHS Logistics in the most recent year for which figures are available; and how many such cases involved under-16 year olds.
(220654)
752
Mrs Madeleine Moon (Bridgend): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what funding his Department provides for (a) the Chalfont Centre for Epilepsy and (b) the National Centre for Young People with Epilepsy.
(220857)
753
Mrs Madeleine Moon (Bridgend): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of core training in epilepsy awareness on (a) neurologists, (b) nurses and (c) nurses working in accident and emergency departments.
(220858)
754
Mrs Madeleine Moon (Bridgend): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the programme for provision of specialist nurses for eilepsy.
(220859)
755
Mrs Madeleine Moon (Bridgend): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effect of core training in epilepsy awareness on levels of misdiagnosis for epilepsy.
(220860)
756
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 25th March 2008, Official Report, column 26W, on NHS: ICT, what timetable changes there have been which are not attributable to the transfer of ownership from iSoft to IBA; and to what they are attributable.
(221153)
757
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 26th March 2008, Official Report, column 210W, on NHS: ICT, what the delivery timescales are for the Lorenzo solution to the NHS.
(221154)
758
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 12th March 2008, column 476W, on NHS: ICT, where three early adopter sites are; whether release 1 of Lorenzo has been delivered; and whether development plans have been extended in light of the recent National Audit Office Report into NHS IT.
(221155)
759
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 7th January 2008, Official Report, columns 123-4W, on NHS: ICT, how much capital and revenue expenditure was made by (a) local NHS organisations and (b) central NHS organisations and Connecting for Health; and what the (i) capital and (ii) revenue expenditure on IT in the NHS was in each year from 1989-90 to 2004-05 expressed as a percentage of NHS expenditure in each year.
(221263)
760
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 20th May 2008, Official Report, column 204W, on patient choice schemes, which hospitals were affected by the system error; which specialisms the affected bookings were for; and how many cases were adversely affected.
(221275)
761
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 20th June 2008, Official Report, column 1236W, on social services: training, if he will place in the Library a copy of the expression of interest in becoming a national skills academy for social care submitted to the Learning and Skills Council.
(221310)
762
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS bursaries were available in each of the last 11 years; for which courses NHS bursaries were provided; what the total cost was in each year; what the average bursary was; and what the (a) mean, (b) median and (c) range of bursaries was (i) in financial terms and (ii) as a percentage of estimated tuition and living costs.
(221386)
763
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 3rd July 2008, Official Report, columns 1109-10W, on the EU Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council, on which dates in each of the last five years senior officials have represented Ministers at the Council; and on which of these occasions Ministers were unable to attend owing to parliamentary commitments.
(221391)
764
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what measures he has set for the assessment of the (a) implementation, (b) achievement against objectives and (c) effect on end of life care of his Department's end of life care strategy.
(221426)
765
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the cost of implementation of the end of life care strategy; and how it will be funded from the NHS and from (a) the voluntary and (b) the independent sectors.
(221427)
766
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what funding mechanisms his Department has examined for the facilitation of the flow of funds from the commissioners to the providers of end of life care services.
(221428)
767
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will introduce payment by results for (a) the NHS and (b) the voluntary sector providers of end of life care services.
(221429)
768
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress his Department has made towards implementation of the Government's commitment to introduce full cost recovery for the voluntary sector; and when the commitment will be fully implemented.
(221430)
769
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he plans to take to ensure that health and social care staff receive training in end of life care to enable them to deliver the objectives of the end of life care strategy.
(221431)
770
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the cost of training health and social care staff in end of life care to enable them to deliver the objectives of the end of life care strategy.
(221432)
771
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many contracts are held by (a) his Department and (b) Connecting for Health with suppliers to the National IT programme.
(221439)
772
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what change there has been in the incidence of (a) diphtheria, (b) tetanus, (c) pertussis, (d) haemophilus influenzae type b, (e) polio, (f) meningitis C, (g) measles, (h) mumps, (i) rubella and (j) acellular pertussis amongst children in London in (i) 2007 and (ii) 2008 to date.
(221440)
773
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 30th April 2008, Official Report, column 449W, on mass media, if he will place in the Library the assessments made by press officers of media coverage of (a) departmental announcements and (b) major health stories in each week of 2008.
(221442)
774
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 21st April 2008, Official Report, column 1777W, on child health, who the suppliers are of information for appendices 4, 7, 13 and 17; and what those documents refer to.
(221443)
775
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 26th March 2008, Official Report, column 206W, on medical records: databases, whether (a) private sector suppliers, (b) third sector suppliers and (c) providers under the Framework for Procuring External Support for Commissioning will have access to patient data through the Secondary Uses Service.
(221447)
776
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 3rd March 2008, Official Report, column 900W, on departmental intranet, whether the individuals pictured on the green banner headings of his Department's webpages (a) http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/index.htm, (b) http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/SocialCare/index.htm, (c) http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Publichealth/index.htm, (d) http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Publicationsandstatistics/index.htm and (e) http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/News/index.htm are employed by the NHS.
(221448)
777
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of the NHS estate in England was not (a) fire safety and (b) health and safety compliant in each of the last five years; what the estimated cost of the works required to achieve such compliance was at year-end in each case; what the cost of the total general repair backlog on the NHS estate in England was in March (a) 2005 and (b) 2006; and what the outstanding cost of related repairs is estimated to be as of the end of 2008-09.
(221530)
778
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much income each local authority received in (a) fees and charges and (b) charges only from services for adults with a learning disability expressed as a percentage of total expenditure on such services over the last five years; and what such total expenditure was over this period.
(221531)
779
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the total net expenditure on services for people with a learning disability under 65 years was for the last 10 years for each local authority for (a) assessment and care management, (b) nursing home placements, (c) residential care home placements, (d) supported and other accommodation, (e) direct payments, (f) home care, (g) day care, (h) equipment and adaptations, (i) meals and (j) remaining services.
(221538)
780
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the total net expenditure on services for people with a learning disability over 65 years was for the last year for which figures are available, (a) excluding and (b) including expenditure on the Supporting People initiative.
(221539)
781
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many assessment reviews have been carried out for people with a learning disability in each local authority over the last 10 years; and what the outcome of such assesments were in each case.
(221542)
782
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will place in the Library minutes of the most recent meeting of the National Child Health Immunisation Board.
(221543)
783
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many fires there were on NHS premises in each of the last 10 years.
(221544)
784
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what data is currently being stored on the Summary Care Record.
(221545)
785
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how legitimate relationships are established for determining access to the NHS care records service.
(221550)
786
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which applications will have access to data stored in the NHS care records service; and which applications do not require a valid smartcard in order to access data in the NHS care records service.
(221551)
787
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many detailed care records are currently held in data centres operated by each of the National Programme for IT's local service providers.
(221552)
788
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his response to the report of the Expert Group on the Regulation of Cosmetic Surgery, what steps he has taken in response to each agreed recommendation.
(221553)
789
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which hospitals (a) have and (b) do not have a national programme for IT patient administration system in place.
(221554)
790
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much the independent evaluation of the care record system commissioned from UCL cost.
(221555)
791
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to fund further independent evaluation of the Connecting for Health programme.
(221556)
792
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he will publish a response to the independent evaluation of the care records system commissioned from UCL.
(221557)
793
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people in (a) care homes and (b) hospitals were rated high risk by the malnutrition universal screening tool in each of the last 24 months; and what the (i) mean, (ii) range and (ii) distribution in terms of length of time rated at high risk was.
(221558)
794
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether National Programme for IT's local service providers plan to operate a data centre for the detailed care records of each NHS care provider.
(221559)
795
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many data centres each of the National Programme for IT's local service providers plans to hold detailed care records.
(221560)
796
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many detailed care records are currently held in data centres operated by each of the National Programme for IT's local service providers.
(221561)
797
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which NHS care providers will maintain their own electronic patient records once the National Programme for IT's local service providers roll-out their strategic solutions on a national basis.
(221562)
798
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many first time service assessments have been carried out for people with a learning disability in each local authority area in the last 10 years; and what the outcome of such assessments were in each case.
(221563)
799
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the repair backlog was of the NHS estate, broken down by (a) high, (b) significant, (c) moderate and (d) low risk in each of the last five financial years; and what the overall risk adjusted backlog was.
(221620)
800
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the cost of outstanding maintenance in the NHS in each year from 1997-98 to 2007-08 (a) in total and (b) broken down by NHS organisation.
(221621)
801
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the cost of reaching (a) estate code condition B, (b) fire safety standards and (c) health and safety standards for all mental health trusts in England, broken down by trust.
(221622)
802
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what targets he has set in relation to reducing disrepair on the NHS estate.
(221625)
803
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which NHS trusts have been found to have asbestos in buildings within their responsibility.
(221627)
804
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 12th December 2007, Official Report, column 634W, on the Child Health Interim Application (CHIA), for what reasons (a) the output based specification for the CHIA options appraisal report and (b) the weighting and scoring spreadsheet are commercially sensitive.
(221634)
805
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the numbers of radiographers (a) working in and (b) required by the NHS.
(221648)
806
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which universities have offered NHS-funded radiography degree courses in each of the last five years; how many places each had; how many places were filled; what the ratio of places to applications was at each university; how many students at each institution failed to complete the course; what reduced rate student loan was available and how many students took it; how many students studied radiography to degree level without taking the NHS funded place; and what the terms and conditions of the NHS-funded place are.
(221649)
807
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of individuals working in the care sector who have not been subject to a full Criminal Records Bureau check in each of the last 10 years.
(221666)
808
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent representations he has received on the introduction of techniques for organ preservation which increase the time that can elapse between organ retrieval and transplant.
(220402)
809
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 14th July 2008, Official Report, column 205W, on lasers, what further research and evidence was brought to light to support the proposals to deregulate class 3B and 4 lasers and intense light sources.
(220471)
810
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress has been made by his Department towards its target of a 20 per cent. reduction in the incidence of accidents by 2010 from the 1996 baseline.
(221031)
811
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many applications under the provisions of the Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products Directive the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency expects to receive for (a) single ingredient products and (b) more complex products.
(221075)
812
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the principal quality and efficacy tests which must be met by manufacturers submitting products for registration under the Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products Directive; and if he will indicate in the case of each such test the costs of compliance assumed in the context of the regulatory impact assessment produced in connection with this legislation.
(221076)
813
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the requirements are under the Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products Directive for a qualified person to be employed to authorise the release of herbal products to the market; what purpose is served by this requirement; and what assessment he has made of the costs associated with this provision for a small manufacturer of specialist herbal remedies.
(221077)
814
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the requirements are under the provisions of the Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products Directive for the certification of manufacturing premises; what charges are levied by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency for inspections associated with such certification; and how many facilities have (a) been inspected and (b) been certified as meeting the necessary standards.
(221078)
815
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the outcome was of the recent review of the operation of the Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products Directive undertaken by the European Commission; what period was covered by the review; and whether he intends to make it his policy to press for the review to be repeated now that member states have had the opportunity to use the provisions of the Directive.
(221079)
816
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of the clinical effectiveness of pre-hospital care as carried out by (a) doctors, (b) consultants and (c) paramedics.
(221315)
817
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of provision of pre-hospital care for people who (a) are severely injured and (b) have suffered trauma.
(221316)
818
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of the level of provision of pre-hospital care for trauma patients, with particular reference to those patients aged under 16 years.
(221317)
819
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of secondary transfer for patients who have suffered severe trauma during the last five years.
(221318)
820
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the number of patients requiring trauma care who were aged under 16 years in the each of the last five years.
(221319)
821
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what measures he has put in place to improve the treatment and survival rates of patients who have suffered head trauma.
(221320)
822
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) accident and emergency departments and (b) trauma centres have co-located cardio-thoracic facilities.
(221321)
823
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the number of trauma patients in accident and emergency departments not seen by a consultant in the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(221322)
824
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps have been taken by his Department to ensure the provision of adequate trauma teams in NHS healthcare settings where severely injured patients may be received.
(221323)
825
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his estimate is of the number of hospitals in England that do not have a formal trauma team but which admit severely injured patients.
(221324)
826
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what evaluation he has made of the 2007 report of the National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death, Trauma: Who cares.
(221325)
827
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress has been made by his Department in taking forward the recommendations of the 2007 report of the National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death.
(221326)
828
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the fatality rates of trauma patients were in each year from 1995 to 2007.
(221327)
829
Mrs Linda Riordan (Halifax): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the costs per product of conducting tests to demonstrate compliance with the key provisions of European Medicines Evaluation Agency guidance in relation to applications for registration under the Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products Directive.
(220534)
830
Mrs Linda Riordan (Halifax): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of specialist (a) retailers, (b) manufacturers and (c) distributors of herbal remedies who have ceased trading or intend to cease trading as a result of the impact of the Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products Directive.
(220535)
831
Mrs Linda Riordan (Halifax): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make it his policy to ensure that botanical food supplements containing ingredients for which claims are approved under the provisions of the Nutrition and Health Claims Regulation continue to be able to be marketed under food law.
(220536)
832
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what criteria govern the selection of illnesses for which free prescriptions will be provided; and if he will make a statement.
(220501)
833
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his Department's policy is on requesting discounts from its suppliers in return for swift payment of invoices.
(220434)
834
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average journey time was for ambulances in (a) each region and (b) England in each of the last two years; and on how many times in each case this time was exceeded by more than 50 per cent.
(220522)
835
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people were treated for alcohol-only misuse in each of the last three years, broken down by region.
(220551)
836
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of paper used (a) for photocopying and (b) in printed publications by his Department was from recycled sources in each of the last two years.
(220725)
837
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research he has commissioned on the effect on public health of rodent infestations in residential areas.
(220641)
838
Jo Swinson (East Dunbartonshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the annual cost to the NHS of treating stress-related conditions.
(220693)
839
Jo Swinson (East Dunbartonshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people were diagnosed with stress-related conditions in each of the last 10 years.
(220694)
840
Jo Swinson (East Dunbartonshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his Department's definition of well-being is.
(220695)
841
N
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his Department's accounting guidelines are on the declaration of the pay received during the tenure of acting chief executives of NHS trusts who were recruited through employment agencies.
(219959)
842
N
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effect on human health of the use in industry of the flame retardant Deca-BDE; and if he will make a statement.
(220677)
843
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what herbal products are available on the market under the provisions of section 12 (2) of the Medicines Act 1968; and for which of those products an application has been received by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency for registration under the provisions of the Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products Directive.
(220891)
844
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when (a) Ministers from his Department and (b) officials from the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency last met representatives of the European Commission to discuss the impact of the Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products Directive on specialist manufacturers, retailers and consumers of herbal remedies; and what the outcomes were of those meetings.
(220892)
845
Mr Ben Wallace (Lancaster & Wyre): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS dental practices in North Lancashire Primary Care Trust are accepting new NHS patients.
(220650)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
846
N
Mr John Baron (Billericay): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many complaints have been made to the Independent Police Complaints Commission in each year since its establishment.
(220068)
847
N
Mr John Baron (Billericay): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many complaints have been received by her Department's complaints officer in each year since 1997.
(220069)
848
John Battle (Leeds West): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of the population in (a) Leeds West constituency and (b) Leeds Metropolitan District has a profile on the national DNA database.
(220709)
849
John Battle (Leeds West): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people from (a) Leeds West and (b) Leeds Metropolitan District were (i) arrested and (ii) convicted of drug trafficking offences as a result of National Crime Squad operations in each of the last five years.
(220710)
850
John Battle (Leeds West): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when her Department's centre in Waterside Court in Kirkstall, Leeds was first flooded; what (a) assessment she has made of the effects and (b) estimate she has made of the cost of repair; and if she will make a statement.
(220766)
851
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police stations have virtual court facilities.
(220765)
852
Mr Clive Betts (Sheffield, Attercliffe): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what her Department's policy is on improving the energy efficiency of the buildings which it (a) rents and (b) owns; what changes there have been in the energy efficiency of such buildings in the last (i) five and (ii) 10 years; and whether her Department has adopted targets on energy efficiency improvements in the buildings it occupies over the next (A) five and (B) 10 years.
(221083)
853
Mr Clive Betts (Sheffield, Attercliffe): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what account her Department takes of the level of energy efficiency of buildings before entering into agreements to (a) rent and (b) purchase those buildings.
(221099)
854
N
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Oral Answer of 14th July 2008, Official Report, columns 1-2, on sentencing guidelines, what the evidential basis was for her statement that someone is now three times more likely to end up in custody for possession of a knife.
(220637)
855
N
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance she issues to police forces on liaison with court officials to ensure the presentation of defendants to court in due time.
(220074)
856
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent steps the Government has taken to reduce levels of knife crime in Coventry.
(220626)
857
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps the Government plans to take to assist local communities to reduce knife crime.
(220627)
858
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to paragraph 20 of the Youth Crime Action Plan 2008, what meetings have been planned to date with the Welsh Assembly Government to take forward the plan in Wales where appropriate; and whether additional resources will be committed to implementing the action plan in Wales.
(220444)
859
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 26th June 2008, Official Report, columns 442-3W, on animal experiments, whether licences that authorise procedures of such severity that death would ensue would require an animal to be euthanased immediately; whether the licences require 24-hour care so that euthanasia can be carried out immediately; whether severity limits are allocated to such licences; whether such licences fall within the band classified as substantial; for what purposes such licences are given; and if she will make a statement.
(220608)
860
N
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps the Government is taking to prevent unaccredited language schools being used as avenues for illegal entry into the UK.
(220547)
861
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many vehicles have been confiscated as a result of anti-social behaviour in (a) the London Borough of Bexley and (b) Greater London in each year since 2000.
(220392)
862
N
Julia Goldsworthy (Falmouth & Camborne): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many local authorities in England have applied to make (a) an Alcohol Disorder Zone, (b) a section 30 dispersal order and (c) a designated public place order in each year since each was introduced.
(220168)
863
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department had discussions with the Department for Children, Schools and Families or the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority on ETS before the decision to approve ETS's Test of English as a Foreign Language for use within the United Kingdom immigration system.
(220791)
864
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what references her Department obtained in order to verify the record of ETS's past performance in delivering the Test of English as a Foreign Language before the decision to approve ETS's Test of English as a Foreign Language for use within the United Kingdom immigration system.
(220793)
865
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment was made of ETS's previous record of delivery of the Test of English as a Foreign Language before the decision to approve ETS's Test of English as a Foreign Language for use within the United Kingdom immigration system.
(220794)
866
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many full-time members of staff her Department employs to deal with business crime.
(221381)
867
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many families have been (a) temporarily and (b) permanently evicted from their homes under family intervention projects.
(221382)
868
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of (a) Project Scope and (b) Project Scope 2.
(221383)
869
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much her Department spent on the delivery of (a) Project Scope and (b) Project Scope 2.
(221384)
870
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the roll-out of (a) Project Scope and (b) Project Scope 2 will be completed; and if she will make a statement.
(221385)
871
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the one day count of anti-social behaviour published in September 2003, whether her Department has conducted a more recent study of the number of daily reported incidents of anti-social behaviour in England and Wales.
(221473)
872
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much was claimed in reimbursable expenses by press officers in her Department and its agencies in each of the last three financial years.
(221177)
873
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she has concluded her consideration of whether reciprocal entry arrangements between the UK and Taiwan should be in place without the requirement for a tourist visa; and when she expects to announce her decision.
(221421)
874
Lady Hermon (North Down): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many incidences of theft of metal have been recorded in each police constabulary area in each of the last 12 months; how many successful prosecutions have been brought as a result; and what penalty was imposed in each case.
(220390)
875
N
David Heyes (Ashton under Lyne): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will suspend the return to Iran of Iranian nationals who are converts to Christianity and who have been denied asylum in the UK in light of the consideration by the Iranian government of a mandatory death sentence for apostasy from Islam.
(220170)
876
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost of (a) maintenance, (b) electricity, (c) heating and (d) other bills for the ministerial residence in South Eaton Place has been since it was vacated.
(221191)
877
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost of overtime payment paid to staff in her Department was in each of the last 12 months, broken down by pay grade.
(221303)
878
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what (a) listening exercises and (b) public forums her Department has held in each of the last two years; and what the (i) purpose, (ii) cost, (iii) private contractor and (iv) amount paid to the private contractor was in each case.
(221355)
879
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will list (i) the reviews and (b) public consultations initiated by her Department since 27th June 2007.
(221375)
880
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department has taken to monitor the cost of its mail services in the last 12 months.
(221491)
881
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which organisations have received (a) free and (b) discounted room hire from (i) her Department and (ii) its agencies in each of the last five years; and what the commercial value of the discount was in each case.
(221581)
882
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which projects her Department has commissioned from (a) think tanks and (b) charities in each of the last two years for which figures are available; what the aim of each project was; which think tank or charity was commissioned; and how much was paid.
(221606)
883
N
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Somalian people have been refused asylum in the UK in each of the last (a) 12 months and (b) five years; and how many are awaiting a decision on an asylum application.
(220634)
884
N
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Zimbabwean people have been refused asylum in the UK in each of the last (a) 12 months and (b) five years; and how many are awaiting a decision on an asylum application.
(220635)
885
N
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Sudanese people have been refused asylum in the UK in each of the last (a) 12 months and (b) five years; and how many are awaiting a decision on an asylum application.
(220636)
886
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what area and population the Forensic Science Service laboratories at Chorley cover.
(220588)
887
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much funding will be allocated to the Forensic Science Service laboratories in Chorley in each of the next five years; and if she will make a statement.
(220589)
888
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make a statement on the future of the Forensic Science Service laboratories in Chorley.
(220591)
889
N
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) Zimbabwean and (b) Darfuri asylum seekers of each (i) age group and (b) sex are in each UK immigration removal centre; and how long each has been there.
(219964)
890
Mrs Eleanor Laing (Epping Forest): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the timetable is for the publication of draft legislation on the procedures for the issue and revocation of passports.
(220479)
891
N
Tony Lloyd (Manchester Central): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent representations she has received on (a) the most recent operation of the asylum system and (b) the most recent report of the Independent Asylum Commission; and if she will make a statement.
(220075)
892
N
Mr John MacDougall (Glenrothes): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what training on the provisions of the Hunting Act 2004 the police receive.
(220795)
893
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on how many occasions her Department has instructed the Treasury Solicitor to seek leave to appeal to the House of Lords from (a) the Court of Appeal and (b) the House of Lords itself in each of the last 10 years; and on how many occasions the application was rejected.
(220824)
894
N
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 11th July 2008, Official Report, column 343W, on entry clearances, on what date the applications for entry clearances submitted by applicants N214395 and N1102544 (CTS reference M13830/7) were first received by the Border and Immigration Agency; when the assigned case worker in the family casework team referred to in the Answer began to deal with the case; when work on the case was completed; when the substantive decision on the case was made; and if she will make a statement.
(220845)
895
Anne Main (St Albans): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent representations she has received on the feasibility of restricting or controlling the sale of knives; and if she will make a statement.
(221414)
896
Anne Main (St Albans): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to answer Question 182530, tabled by the hon. Member for St Albans on 23rd January 2008, on her Department's meeting with the Police Federation.
(221435)
897
Anne Main (St Albans): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans her Department has for consultations on the restriction or contol of the sale of knives; and if she will make a statement.
(221437)
898
Mr Alan Milburn (Darlington): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the change in police numbers in each basic command unit over (a) the last year and (b) the last five years.
(221124)
899
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which body handles complaints against the Independent Police Complaints Commission.
(221380)
900
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance (a) her Department and (b) the Office of the Surveillance Commissioner has provided to local authorities on publishing inspection reports of the Office of the Surveillance Commissioner.
(221256)
901
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will ensure that inspection reports of local authorities produced by the Office of the Surveillance Commissioner are published online.
(221257)
902
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will place in the Library a copy of the reports produced for the review of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000.
(221258)
903
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to publish the updated timetable for the roll-out of identity cards to UK citizens.
(221390)
904
N
Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 8th July 2008, Official Report, column 1443W, on entry clearances: overseas students, whether her figures take account of gap year students entering the UK on (a) EU passports and (b) ancestor visas.
(220804)
905
N
Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 8th July 2008, Official Report, columns 1443-4W, on entry clearances: overseas students, what allowance has been made for gap year students wishing to take a second working holiday after university.
(220861)
906
N
Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 8th July 2008, Official Report, columns 1443-4W, on entry clearances: overseas students, what arrangements have been made for gap year students who are 17 years of age on entry to the UK but have their 18th birthday during their stay.
(220862)
907
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St Edmunds): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of record checks processed by the Criminal Records Bureau in each year since 2002 had comments from chief police officers on otherwise clean reports, broken down by police force area.
(220915)
908
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St Edmunds): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 8th January 2008, Official Report, column 454W, on genetics: databases, how many people have had their DNA profile removed from the national DNA database since January 2008.
(220917)
909
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St Edmunds): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what percentage and how many (a) violent incidents and (b) burglaries occurred according to the British Crime Survey where the victim had (i) a long-standing illness or disability which limits activities, (ii) a long-standing illness which does not limit activity and (iii) no long-standing illness in England and Wales in each year since 1997.
(220920)
910
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St Edmunds): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what percentage and how many (a) victims of burglary and (b) non-victims of burglary according to the British Crime Survey owned (i) a burglar alarm, (ii) a deadlock, (iii) an outdoor sensor, (iv) an indoor sensor, (v) window locks, (vi) window bars and (vii) a security chain on the door in England and Wales in each year since 1997.
(220921)
911
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St Edmunds): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what percentage and how many violent incidences according to the British Crime Survey resulted in the victim needing (a) medical attention from a doctor, (b) some form of medical attention and (c) a hospital stay in England and Wales in each year since 1997.
(220922)
912
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St Edmunds): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what percentage of (a) violent incidents, (b) burglaries, (c) vehicle related thefts, (d) vandalism and (e) theft from the person occurred, according to the British Crime Survey, to a victim whose yearly income was (i) less than £10,000, (ii) between £10,000 and £20,000, (iii) between £20,000 and £30,000, (iv) between £30,000 and £40,000, (v) between £40,000 and £50,000 and (vi) £50,000 and above in England and Wales in each year since 1997.
(220926)
913
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St Edmunds): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what percentage of (a) violent incidents, (b) burglaries and (c) vehicle related thefts occurred, according to the British Crime Survey, where the victim was (i) unemployed, (ii) employed, (iii) a student, (iv) looking after a family home, (v) long-term or temporarily sick, (vi) retired and (vii) other unclassified in England and Wales in each year since 1997.
(220927)
914
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St Edmunds): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what percentage of (a) violent incidents, (b) burglaries, (c) vehicle related thefts, (d) vandalism and (e) theft from the person occurred, according to the British Crime Survey, where the victim was a (i) owner-occupier, (ii) social renter and (iii) private renter in England and Wales in each year since 1997.
(220928)
915
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St Edmunds): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what percentage of (a) violent incidents, (b) burglaries, (c) vehicle-related thefts, (d) vandalism and (e) theft from the person occurred, according to the British Crime Survey, where the victim lived in (i) a semi-detached house, (ii) a detached house, (iii) a terraced house, (iv) a flat or maisonette and (v) other accommodation in England and Wales in each year since 1997.
(220929)
916
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St Edmunds): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what percentage of violent incidents occurred, according to the British Crime Survey, where the victim was classified by ACORN as (a) wealthy achievers, (b) in urban prosperity, (c) comfortably off, (d) moderate means and (e) in hard pressed in England and Wales in each year since 1997.
(220930)
917
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St Edmunds): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the number and proportion of records held by the Criminal Records Bureau which contain incorrect information, broken down by police force area.
(221650)
918
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what her Department's policy is on requesting discounts from its suppliers in return for swift payment of invoices.
(220433)
919
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what percentage of paper used (a) for photocopying and (b) in printed publications by her Department was from recycled sources in each of the last two years.
(220724)
920
Sir Peter Soulsby (Leicester South): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many work permit applications were made by asylum seekers whose asylum decisions had been delayed for more than one year in the last year; and how many such applications were (a) accepted and (b) refused.
(221653)
921
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will assess the effect of trends in global scrap metal prices on trends in the levels of (a) opportunistic and (b) organised theft of metals from (i) public and (ii) private property.
(220640)
922
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on how many occasions the Criminal Records Bureau disclosed the personal history of one individual to another individual as a result of mistaken identity in each year since its inception; and how many complaints the Bureau has received as a result of such errors.
(220700)
923
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will issue guidance to chief constables on the prior notification to the public of implementation of local restrictions on photography; and if she will make a statement.
(220701)
924
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many phishing incidents were (a) reported to and (b) investigated by police forces in each of the last five years.
(220716)
925
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what percentage of reported house burglaries were investigated by each police force in each of the last 10 years.
(220719)
926
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) physical and (b) verbal assaults on refuse operatives were recorded in each of the last five years.
(220720)
927
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applicants for Criminal Records Bureau checks were asked to supply fingerprint evidence to resolve cases of mistaken identity in each year since its inception; and what percentage of all checks this represented.
(220836)
928
N
Sir John Stanley (Tonbridge & Malling): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the (a) public accountability, (b) transparency, (c) competence and (d) compliance with statutory obligations of the Security Industry Authority; and if she will make a statement.
(219461)
929
Jo Swinson (East Dunbartonshire): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the annual cost of conducting the British Crime Survey was in each of the last five years.
(220690)
930
Mr Ben Wallace (Lancaster & Wyre): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what additional funding above the rate of inflation Lancashire Constabulary has received to fund Special Branch expansion since 2005.
(220648)
931
Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Statistics of Scientific Procedures on Living Animals 2006, for what specific purposes macaque monkeys were used.
(220865)
932
Hywel Williams (Caernarfon): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what percentage of Post Office deliveries have been diverted to other passport offices from the Newport office since January 2008.
(220607)
933
Hywel Williams (Caernarfon): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many passport requests were received by mail at the Newport passport office (a) in the latest year for which figures are available and (b) in each of the previous five years.
(220609)
934
N
Pete Wishart (Perth and North Perthshire): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which private security firms her Department has approved to carry out enforcement of deportation orders; which have been contracted to perform such duties; and what the financial value of each such contract will be in each of the next five years.
(220268)
Questions to the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission
935
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East): To ask the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, how many basins there are in Portcullis House; and how many of them do not have plugs.
(220400)
936
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak): To ask the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, what redundancy package is available for (a) Officers of the House and (b) other staff of the House; what the reasons are for the provisions of each; and if he will make a statement.
(221264)
937
Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, what the House's policy is on the purchase of cleaning products that have been tested on animals.
(220866)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills
938
Mr Ian Austin (Dudley North): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what assessment he has made of the findings of the recent Ofsted report on Dudley College.
(220490)
939
John Battle (Leeds West): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what his latest estimate is of the number of adults who after taking part in publicly-financed education courses found work with salaries between (a) £10,000 to £15,000, (b) £15,000 to £20,000, (c) £20,000 to £25,000 and (d) above £25,000.
(220705)
940
Mr Clive Betts (Sheffield, Attercliffe): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what his Department's policy is on improving the energy efficiency of the buildings which it (a) rents and (b) owns; what changes there have been in the energy efficiency of such buildings in the last (i) five and (ii) 10 years; and whether his Department has adopted targets on energy efficiency improvements in the buildings it occupies over the next (A) five and (B) 10 years.
(221086)
941
Mr Clive Betts (Sheffield, Attercliffe): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what account his Department takes of the level of energy efficiency of buildings before entering into agreements to (a) rent and (b) purchase those buildings.
(221102)
942
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what recent steps he has taken to increase the scope and quality of apprenticeships.
(221032)
943
N
Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland & Melton): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what assessment he has made of the use that (a) international and (b) disabled students make of post office branches located on university campuses.
(220842)
944
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, how many accredited schools there are in Bournemouth for teaching English as a second language.
(220546)
945
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what the sterling value of the UK space industry was in (a) 1998 and (b) 2007.
(220151)
946
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what proportion of the global market for space products and satellite-enabled services he estimates will be provided by UK enterprises by 2015.
(220154)
947
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the British National Space Centre's UK Civil Space Strategy in encouraging exports of British technology and high value-added services.
(220155)
948
N
Linda Gilroy (Plymouth, Sutton): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, how much was spent from the public purse on higher education in the city of Plymouth in each year since 1990.
(220676)
949
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, how much was claimed in reimbursable expenses by press officers in his Department and its agencies in each of the last three financial years.
(221176)
950
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what the cost of overtime payments paid to staff in his Department was in each of the last 12 months, broken down by pay grade.
(221292)
951
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what (a) listening exercises and (b) public forums his Department has held since establishment; what the (i) purpose and (ii) cost was in each case; and who the private contractor was and how much it was paid in each case.
(221353)
952
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what (a) reviews and (b) public consultations have been initiated by his Department since 27th June 2007.
(221365)
953
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what steps his Department has taken to monitor the cost of its mail services in the last 12 months.
(221483)
954
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, which organisations have received (a) free and (b) discounted room hire from (i) his Department and (ii) its agencies in each of the last five years; and what the commercial value of the discount was in each case.
(221592)
955
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, which projects his Department has commissioned from (a) think tanks and (b) charities in each of the last two years for which figures are available; what the aim of each project was; which think tank or charity was commissioned; and how much was paid.
(221615)
956
N
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what procedures are in place to ensure inmates are able to continue and complete study courses following (a) (i) managed and (ii) involuntary moves by HM Prison Service to other detention facilities, (b) the granting of early release and (c) the completion of custodial sentences.
(220745)
957
N
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what steps he has taken to improve completion rates for inmates undertaking study courses.
(220746)
958
N
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what steps he has taken to improve levels of educational attainment among the prison population in England and Wales.
(220747)
959
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what his Department's policy is on requesting discounts from its suppliers in return for swift payment of invoices.
(220432)
960
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what percentage of paper used (a) for photocopying and (b) in printed publications by his Department has been from recycled sources.
(220737)
961
N
Mr David Willetts (Havant): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, when a decision will be taken on the funding rules for students studying for equivalent or lower qualfications in the years after 2010-11.
(219462)
962
N
Mr David Willetts (Havant): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what reviews are being undertaken by external experts on behalf of his Department; and what the expected completion date of each is.
(219463)
963
N
Mr David Willetts (Havant): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what proportion of the Train to Gain budget was spent on employers that had been recruited by skills brokers in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(219464)
964
N
Mr David Willetts (Havant): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, which 50 companies have the largest contracts for delivering the Train to Gain programme; and how much these contracts are worth in total.
(219465)
965
N
Mr David Willetts (Havant): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what options, other than reducing funding on students studying for an equivalent or lower qualification, were presented by the Higher Education Funding Council for England as alternative ways to raise funding for new higher education priorities.
(219466)
966
Mark Williams (Ceredigion): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what discussions he (a) has had and (b) plans to have with universities involved in biofuels research on the implications of the Gallagher review.
(221387)
Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development
967
John Battle (Leeds West): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what proportion of British aid to Burma in 2008-09 will (a) be used to enhance logistic capacity for aid delivery and (b) support early recovery and livelihood regeneration activities; and if he will make a statement.
(220702)
968
John Battle (Leeds West): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what funds his Department has disbursed to Sri Lanka for reconstruction assistance since the tsunami; what recent changes have been made to the disbursement; and if he will make a statement.
(220718)
969
John Battle (Leeds West): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what proportion of new development aid committed at the G8 summit is planned to go to (a) Africa, (b) South America, (c) South East Asia, (d) the Middle East and (e) Eastern Europe; and if he will make a statement.
(220757)
970
John Battle (Leeds West): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what (a) type and (b) level of support is being given to the Democratic Republic of Congo by his Department to support the (a) humanitarian action plan, (b) the 2007 International Committee of the Red Cross national appeal and (c) non-governmental organisation programmes in 2008-09; and if he will make a statement.
(220758)
971
John Battle (Leeds West): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what representations his Department has made on visits to Namibia about illegal fishing by other states in Namibian waters; and if he will make a statement.
(220763)
972
John Battle (Leeds West): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment his Department has made of progress in international efforts to insulate (a) Afghanistan, (b) Ghana, (c) the Gambia and (d) Eritrea from global food and energy price rises; and if he will make a statement.
(220775)
973
John Battle (Leeds West): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment his Department has made of the factors contributing to a reduction in malarial mortality and morbidity in Kenya; and if he will make a statement.
(220777)
974
John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what response his Department has made to the humanitarian situation in Chin state, western Burma; what recent reports he has received on the (a) number of villages facing food shortages and (b) the number and proportion of the population of Chin state in need of food aid; and if he will make a statement.
(220914)
975
Mr Clive Betts (Sheffield, Attercliffe): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's policy is on improving the energy efficiency of the buildings which it (a) rents and (b) owns; what changes there have been in the energy efficiency of such buildings in the last (i) five and (ii) 10 years; and whether his Department has adopted targets on energy efficiency improvements in the buildings it occupies over the next (A) five and (B) 10 years.
(221093)
976
Mr Clive Betts (Sheffield, Attercliffe): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what account his Department takes of the level of energy efficiency of buildings before entering into agreements to (a) rent and (b) purchase those buildings.
(221109)
977
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department has taken with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Ministry of Defence with the objective of increasing the timeliness and effectiveness of aid from international institutions to conflict-affected areas.
(220375)
978
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what support his Department has provided to the Mediation Support Unit in the UN in the last 12 months; and at what cost.
(220376)
979
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what support his Department provides to the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNDFW); at what cost in 2008-09; and what UNDFW programmes his Department's staff have been working on.
(220377)
980
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what factors are taken into account in his Department's risk management policy on distribution of aid.
(220378)
981
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what international lesson-learning networks on health and education in fragile states have been established with his Department's support; and how much funding he is providing for such networks in 2008-09.
(220379)
982
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the administrative costs of the Protracted Relief Programme in Zimbabwe have been; how many private sector contracts have been awarded under the programme; and at what cost.
(220380)
983
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the cost is of programmes operated under the Africa and Global Conflict Prevention Pool in 2008-09; what the programmes are and which countries they operate in; and how many of his Department's staff are working on the Africa and Global Conflict Prevention Pool.
(220381)
984
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, on what projects his Department is collaborating with the African Development Fund; at what cost in 2008-09; and what programmes the African Development Fund is operating to financially stabilise fragile states.
(220382)
985
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's objectives are for the outcome of the Accra High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness to be held in September.
(220383)
986
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what scenario and contingency planning his Department has employed in its country programmes relating to fragile states; what the cost of such planning was; and what dialogue it has promoted with other Government departments, with reference to paragraph 8.10 of his Department's Annual Report 2008.
(220384)
987
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the administrative cost to his Department was for delivery of £30 million to the UN Peacebuilding Fund in Sierra Leone; what programmes have been funded through the fund; and what other steps his Department is taking to support the UN in Sierra Leone.
(220385)
988
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's timetable is for its implementation plan to take forward the OECD Development Assistance Committee Principles; and what estimate he has made of the cost to his Department of fulfiling its commitments under the plan; and how much it will cost to fulfil the plan.
(220386)
989
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what programmes his Department is providing with the UN Development Programme to create stable states; how much has been allocated to these programmes in 2008-09; what the administrative costs associated with these programmes will be in 2008-09; and what mechanisms his Department has to evaluate the effectiveness of its bilateral aid aimed at facilitating stability in fragile states.
(220387)
990
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what volunteer programmes his Department operates to recruit 18 to 25 year olds to go overseas; how much was spent on such programmes in 2007-08; how many volunteers were recruited in that year; which countries they served in; and what activities each programme involved.
(220416)
991
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much funding his Department has allocated to the Africa Conflict Prevention Pool in 2007-08; and what programmes that funding will support.
(220417)
992
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what administrative costs to his Department were associated with contributing to the Democratic Republic of Congo Humanitarian Pooled Fund in 2007-08; and what funding provided by his Department to the fund was spent on in that year.
(220418)
993
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's objectives are for the outcome of the September Millennium Development Goals meeting in New York.
(220448)
994
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what programmes were funded by the £13.5 million contributed by his Department to the Civil Society Challenge Fund; and what the administrative costs associated with each programme were.
(220449)
995
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what programmes were funded by the £89 million contributed by his Department to the Partnership Programme Agreement; and what the administrative costs associated with each programme were.
(220450)
996
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what programmes have been run through the Governance and Transparency Fund; how much money has been spent on each programme (a) in total and (b) on administrative costs; and which countries each programme relates to.
(220451)
997
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what private sector contracts are funded through the £86 million that his Department spends through its country programmes.
(220452)
998
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what programmes his Department operates to increase awareness of (a) black and minority ethnic groups, (b) faith groups and (c) young people on assistance to developing countries; and how much was spent on such programmes in 2007-08.
(220453)
999
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what programmes his Department has initiated to increase opportunities for individuals in the UK to assist developing countries in the last three years.
(220454)
1000
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much and what percentage of its budget his Department spent on education programmes in schools in 2007-08; and what assessment he has made of the performance of such programmes against their objectives.
(220455)
1001
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what budget his Department has allocated for each of the two programmes being designed in co-operation with Canada's International Development Research Centre to help with climate change in poor countries in Asia and Latin America.
(220495)
1002
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what progress has been made in meeting the objectives of the Millennium Development Goals Call to Action; what steps have been taken to increase the number of countries supporting the Call to Action; how much his Department has spent on Call to Action; what administrative costs his Department has incurred; and what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of Call to Action.
(220496)
1003
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the objectives are of the programme being jointly funded by his Department, the UK Natural Environment Research Council and the UK Economic and Social Research Council on ecosystem services and poverty alleviation (ESPA); how much his Department will contribute to this programme in 2008-09; what percentage of this expenditure will be administration costs; and which developing countries have used the results of the ESPA research.
(220519)
1004
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the objectives are of the programme being jointly funded by his Department and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council on sustainable agriculture research for international development; how much his Department will contribute to this programme in 2008-09; and what percentage of that expenditure will be on administration.
(220520)
1005
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what (a) projects and (b) research are being undertaken by his Department in its European co-ordinator role for water and sanitation research for developing countries.
(220521)
1006
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what programmes his Department is taking part in through the UK Collaborative on Development Sciences (UK-CDS); and what percentage of his Department's budget is allocated to UK-CDS programmes in 2008-09.
(220523)
1007
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what programmes his Department is taking part in through the Global Science and Innovation Forum (GSIF); what research his Department has undertaken for GSIF initiatives; and what percentage of his Department's budget for 2008-09 is allocated to GSIF projects.
(220524)
1008
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much has been allocated by his Department to joint funding schemes with the research councils in 2008-09; and how much his Department will spend on administration of such schemes in 2008-09.
(220525)
1009
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what funding his Department has allocated to the African Community Access Programme in each year since its inception; what percentage of that funding was administrative costs in each year; what private sector contractors are delivering the programme; and what the value of each contract is.
(220538)
1010
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much his Department has allocated to the Africa Rice Centre for its New Rice for Africa project in 2008-09; and what percentage of that expenditure is on administrative costs.
(220539)
1011
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what (a) financial and (b) other support his Department is providing to the Remittances Task Force in 2008-09; and what assessment he has made of the economic effect of remittances from the UK on developing countries.
(220541)
1012
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many members of the Government's new reconstruction unit are based in Helmand province.
(220404)
1013
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, when the foundation stone for the new mosque in Musa Qala will be laid; and if he will make a statement.
(220405)
1014
N
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 15th July 2008, Oficial Report, column 318W, on languages, how many (a) Pashto and (b) Dari speakers there are in his Department; and how many took a language course in each of the last two years.
(220542)
1015
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much was claimed in reimbursable expenses by press officers in his Department in each of the last three financial years.
(221175)
1016
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many hours of overtime were worked by staff in each pay grade in his Department in each of the last 12 months.
(221243)
1017
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the cost of overtime payments paid to staff in his Department was in each of the last 12 months, broken down by pay grade.
(221291)
1018
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what (a) listening exercises and (b) public forums his Department has held in each of the last two years; what the (i) purpose and (ii) cost was in each case; and who the private contractor was and how much it was paid in each case.
(221354)
1019
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what (a) reviews and (b) public consultations have been initiated by his Department since 27th June 2007.
(221362)
1020
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department has taken to monitor the cost of its mail services in the last 12 months.
(221484)
1021
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, which organisations have received (a) free and (b) discounted room hire from (i) his Department and (ii) its agencies in each of the last five years; and what the commercial value of the discount was in each case.
(221591)
1022
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, which projects his Department has commissioned from (a) think tanks and (b) charities in each of the last two years for which figures are available; what the aim of each project was; which think tank or charity was commissioned; and how much was paid.
(221614)
1023
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, on how many occasions his Department has instructed the Treasury Solicitor to seek leave to appeal to the House of Lords from (a) the Court of Appeal and (b) the House of Lords itself in each of the last 10 years; and on how many occasions the application was rejected.
(220825)
1024
N
Mr Andrew Mitchell (Sutton Coldfield): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what response his Department is making to the humanitarian situation in Chin State, Western Burma.
(220684)
1025
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what his Department's policy is on requesting discounts from its suppliers in return for swift payment of invoices.
(220431)
1026
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what percentage of paper used (a) for photocopying and (b) in printed publications by his Department was from recycled sources in each of the last two years.
(220723)
1027
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what proportion of his Department's work force worked from home in whole or in part in the most recent period for which figures are available.
(220786)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Justice
1028
N
Mr John Baron (Billericay): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many files containing information about members of the public have been lost by his Department and its predecessor in each of the last five years.
(220332)
1029
John Battle (Leeds West): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps are being taken in (a) Leeds and (b) Yorkshire and Humberside to reduce the number of offenders imprisoned under the age of 14 years; and if he will make a statement.
(220703)
1030
John Battle (Leeds West): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what schemes are in place in Leeds to assist prisoners in getting employment upon release; and if he will make a statement.
(220711)
1031
John Battle (Leeds West): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, which prisons have a specialist mental health facility; and if he will make a statement.
(220712)
1032
John Battle (Leeds West): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many caseworkers were employed by the Parole Board in (a) Leeds West constituency and (b) Leeds Metropolitan District to deal with (i) oral and (ii) written hearings in each year since 1997.
(220770)
1033
John Battle (Leeds West): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of reported rape cases in Leeds resulted in convictions in each of the last 10 years.
(220779)
1034
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the number of cases the Parole Board will deal with in each of the next 10 years.
(220764)
1035
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what his most recent estimate is of the (a) capital and (b) annual running costs of the Supreme Court.
(220768)
1036
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many magistrates' courts have access to full Libra functionality; and when he expects all magistrates' courts to have such access.
(220771)
1037
Mr Clive Betts (Sheffield, Attercliffe): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what his Department's policy is on improving the energy efficiency of the buildings which it (a) rents and (b) owns; what changes there have been in the energy efficiency of such buildings in the last (i) five and (ii) 10 years; and whether his Department has adopted targets on energy efficiency improvements in the buildings it occupies over the next (A) five and (B) 10 years.
(221084)
1038
Mr Clive Betts (Sheffield, Attercliffe): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what account his Department takes of the level of energy efficiency of buildings before entering into agreements to (a) rent and (b) purchase those buildings.
(221100)
1039
N
Mr David Burrowes (Enfield, Southgate): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, which prisons emply a voluntary sector coordinator.
(220643)
1040
N
Mr David Burrowes (Enfield, Southgate): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, which companies or employers are members of the corporate alliance working with prisons.
(220644)
1041
N
Mr David Burrowes (Enfield, Southgate): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what average number of hours of unpaid work were served under community sentences for failure to surrender to bail in the latest period for which figures are available.
(220645)
1042
N
Mr David Burrowes (Enfield, Southgate): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether time spent travelling to unpaid work appointments counts towards an offender's community sentence.
(220646)
1043
N
Mr David Burrowes (Enfield, Southgate): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether hours in which an offender is available to perform unpaid work but work cannot take place count towards an offender's community sentence.
(220647)
1044
N
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, for what reason members of the Volunteer Referral Order panel are disqualified from serving in that capacity for more than six years; and if he will make a statement.
(220806)
1045
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, of the children aged 10 to 17 years prosecuted for breaching an anti-social behaviour order (ASBO) in the period January 2004 to December 2007, how many (a) received a custodial sentence solely for the breach of the ASBO, where no other matters were dealt with by the court at the same time, (b) received a custodial sentence for breach of an ASBO, where other matters were dealt with at the same time but where these matters did not warrant a custodial sentence and (c) received a custodial sentence for breach of an ASBO, where other matters were dealt with at the same time and where the other matters did warrant a custodial sentence.
(220867)
1046
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what representations his Department has received relating to the risk of domestic violence arising in cases involving end of custody licence.
(220869)
1047
N
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, on how many occasions court authorities have not produced a defendant in court in due time in the last period for which figures are available.
(219972)
1048
Mr Geoffrey Cox (Torridge & West Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to help those whose health has been damaged by the drug Vioxx to bring pressure on Merck and Co to settle appropriate compensation claims.
(220368)
1049
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 14th July 2008, Official Report, columns 64-5W, on the Information Commissioner, what safeguards apply to secondees from Government departments to the Information Commissioner's Office to ensure they may not handle appeals relating to their departments.
(220533)
1050
Philip Davies (Shipley): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of requests under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 his Department's Open Government Unit has answered within the timescale prescribed by the Act in each of the last three years.
(221131)
1051
N
Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many offenders (a) began and (b) were released from an indeterminate sentence for public protection in the last month.
(220797)
1052
N
Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) adult and (b) juvenile prisoners have been diagnosed with dangerous and severe personality disorder.
(220798)
1053
N
Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners do not have their case recorded on the NOMS pre-release section database.
(220799)
1054
N
Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many offenders serving indeterminate sentences for public protection are being held beyond the expiry of their tariff.
(220800)
1055
N
Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment his Department has made of the relationship between the length of custodial sentence and the re-offending rate.
(220810)
1056
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much was claimed in reimbursable expenses by press officers in his Department and its agencies in each of the last three financial years.
(221174)
1057
N
Mr David Heath (Somerton & Frome): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether responses to the Youth Justice Board's consultation exercise on the scaled approach will be published in full.
(220514)
1058
N
Mr David Heath (Somerton & Frome): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when the responses to the Youth Justice Board's consultation exercise on the scaled approach will be published.
(220515)
1059
N
Mr David Heath (Somerton & Frome): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when he will publish the evaluation report of the Youth Justice Board's scaled approach pilot.
(220516)
1060
N
Mr David Heath (Somerton & Frome): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the reasons are for the time taken to publish the evaluation of the piloting of the Youth Justice Board's scaled approach.
(220613)
1061
N
Nick Herbert (Arundel & South Downs): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many suspects have been granted conditional bail in courts in England and Wales in each of the last 10 years.
(220263)
1062
N
Nick Herbert (Arundel & South Downs): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many suspects were granted bail for indictable offences in courts in England and Wales in each of the last 10 years.
(220264)
1063
N
Nick Herbert (Arundel & South Downs): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many suspects granted bail in courts in England and Wales in each of the last five years were subsequently convicted and received a custodial sentence of (a) up to 12 months, (b) between 12 months and four years, (c) over four years and (d) an indeterminate sentence of imprisonment for public protection.
(220265)
1064
N
Nick Herbert (Arundel & South Downs): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average fine for failure to surrender to bail was in the last 12 months.
(220267)
1065
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the cost of overtime payments paid to staff in his Department was in each of the last 12 months, broken down by pay grade.
(221298)
1066
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what (a) listening exercises and (b) public forums his Department has held in each of the last two years; what the (i) purpose and (ii) cost was in each case; and who the private contractor was and how much it was paid in each case.
(221347)
1067
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what (a) reviews and (b) public consultations have been initiated by his Department since 27th June 2007.
(221372)
1068
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department has taken to monitor the cost of its mail services in the last 12 months.
(221477)
1069
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, which organisations have received (a) free and (b) discounted room hire from (i) his Department and (ii) its agencies in each of the last five years; and what the commercial value of the discount was in each case.
(221576)
1070
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, which projects his Department has commissioned from (a) think tanks and (b) charities in each of the last two years for which figures are available; what the aim of each project was; which think tank or charity was commissioned; and how much was paid.
(221612)
1071
David Howarth (Cambridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the cost was of conducting the most recent Public Health Laboratory Service survey into HIV and hepatitis rates in prisons.
(220457)
1072
N
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what progress has been made towards the UK withdrawing its reservation to article 36(c) of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
(219961)
1073
N
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people aged (a) under 16, (b) between 16 and 18 and (c) over 18 years were convicted of possession of a knife in each of the last 10 years; what percentage received custodial sentences; and what the average length of a custodial sentence was in each year.
(220830)
1074
N
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what percentage of people aged (a) under 16, (b) between 16 and 18 and (c) over 18 years who were convicted of possession of a knife in each of the last 10 years received a fine; and what the (i) average, (ii) smallest and (iii) largest fine in each year was.
(220831)
1075
N
Helen Jones (Warrington North): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to ensure that a person subjected to a hospital order is not moved to a hospital near to his or her victims without there being (a) consultation with and (b) notification to those victims or their families.
(220579)
1076
N
Helen Jones (Warrington North): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to ensure that the rights of victims and their families are safeguarded when a convicted person is subject to a hospital order rather than given a prison sentence; and if he will make a statement.
(220580)
1077
N
Helen Jones (Warrington North): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will review the rights of victims and their families to be consulted prior to a person who has been convicted of an offence and made subject to a hospital order being moved to another institution.
(220581)
1078
Ms Sally Keeble (Northampton North): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many children (a) in secure accommodation and (b) who left secure accommodation in the last 12 months were interviewed as part of the review of restraint commissioned by his Department.
(220925)
1079
Ms Sally Keeble (Northampton North): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many children (a) currently in young offender institutions, secure training centres and local authority secure accommodation and (b) who left young offender institutions, secure training centres and local authority secure accommodation in the last 12 months were interviewed as part of the review of restraint commissioned by his Department.
(221073)
1080
Ms Sally Keeble (Northampton North): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many members of staff, at what level of employment, working in young offender institutions, secure training centres or local authority secure accommodation were interviewed as part of his Department's review of restraint in secure juvenile accommodation.
(221074)
1081
Mrs Eleanor Laing (Epping Forest): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to prevent future losses of sensitive data by his Department.
(220408)
1082
Mrs Eleanor Laing (Epping Forest): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department is taking to implement the new set of mandatory standards for Government departments as outlined by the Cabinet Office's Data handling procedures in government review.
(220409)
1083
Mrs Eleanor Laing (Epping Forest): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the planned timetable for the development of a British statement of values is.
(220411)
1084
Mrs Eleanor Laing (Epping Forest): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what progress has been made in the development of a framework for a public engagement process to develop a British statement of values.
(220412)
1085
Mrs Eleanor Laing (Epping Forest): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what citizens' juries are planned in the next six months.
(220413)
1086
Mrs Eleanor Laing (Epping Forest): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many instances of data lost by Government departments there have been in the last 12 months.
(220465)
1087
Mrs Eleanor Laing (Epping Forest): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many freedom of information requests his Department resolved within (a) 20 days, (b) 40 and (c) 60 working days in the last 12 months.
(220466)
1088
Mrs Eleanor Laing (Epping Forest): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many freedom of information requests answered by his Department in the last 12 months cited an exemption in the Freedom of Information Act 2000 as a reason not to provide all the requested information.
(220472)
1089
Mrs Eleanor Laing (Epping Forest): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many unanswered freedom of information requests there have been by his Department in the last 12 months.
(220474)
1090
Mrs Eleanor Laing (Epping Forest): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he plans to carry out a consultation on the proposal to appoint electoral commissioners who have recent party political experience.
(220475)
1091
Mrs Eleanor Laing (Epping Forest): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the cost has been of dealing with freedom of information requests to his Department in the last 12 months.
(220477)
1092
Mrs Eleanor Laing (Epping Forest): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what plans he has to appoint electoral commissioners with recent party political experience.
(220478)
1093
Mrs Eleanor Laing (Epping Forest): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the annual running costs were of the Youth Citizenship Commission in the latest period for which figures are available.
(220480)
1094
Mrs Eleanor Laing (Epping Forest): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many citizens' juries his Department has held in the last 12 months.
(220482)
1095
Mrs Eleanor Laing (Epping Forest): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the cost of citizens' juries held by his Department in the last 12 months was.
(220483)
1096
Mrs Eleanor Laing (Epping Forest): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people have attended a (a) citizens' jury and (b) citizens' summit sponsored by his Department in the last 12 months.
(220486)
1097
Mrs Eleanor Laing (Epping Forest): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the development and running costs of his Department's digital dialogue programme are on promoting interaction between Government and the wider populace via ICT.
(220487)
1098
Mrs Eleanor Laing (Epping Forest): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much has been spent on consultative exercises and initiatives in relation to the development of a British statement of values, broken down by event.
(220488)
1099
Mrs Eleanor Laing (Epping Forest): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, on what policy areas citizens' juries are being held in the next six months.
(220489)
1100
Mrs Eleanor Laing (Epping Forest): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much funding he has allocated to citizens' juries planned to be held in the next six months.
(220491)
1101
Mrs Eleanor Laing (Epping Forest): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the cost of the consultation on the Governance of Britain White Paper has been since 3rd July 2007.
(220492)
1102
Mrs Eleanor Laing (Epping Forest): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he plans to increase the powers of the Information Commissioner.
(221234)
1103
Mrs Eleanor Laing (Epping Forest): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much has been allocated within his Department to ensure compliance with the new set of minimum mandatory standards, set out in the Cabinet Office's Data handling in government review.
(221235)
1104
Mrs Eleanor Laing (Epping Forest): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many individuals his Department holds sensitive data on.
(221393)
1105
N
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 9th June 2008, Official Report, column 104W, on prisons: electronic surveillance, how many covert surveillance operations relating to hon. Members were authorised by the Home Secretary in 1999; what the Government's policy was in 1999 on the surveillance of hon. Members meeting their constituents in prison; and if he will make a statement.
(220619)
1106
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, on how many occasions his Department and its predecessor instructed the Treasury Solicitor to seek leave to appeal to the House of Lords from (a) the Court of Appeal and (b) the House of Lords itself in each of the last 10 years; and on how many occasions the application was rejected.
(220815)
1107
Anne Main (St Albans): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department has taken to reduce the time taken by the Information Commissioner to process complaints; and if he will make a statement.
(221399)
1108
Anne Main (St Albans): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many complaints were referred to the Information Commissioner in each of the last three years.
(221400)
1109
Anne Main (St Albans): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much funding his Department gave to the Information Commissioner's Office in each of the last three years.
(221401)
1110
Anne Main (St Albans): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many staff were employed by the Information Commissioner's Office in each of the last three years.
(221402)
1111
Anne Main (St Albans): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent discussions he has had with the Information Commissioner on the backlog of Freedom of Information cases being processed by the Information Commissioner's Office.
(221403)
1112
Anne Main (St Albans): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when the Parliamentary Under-Secretary will respond to the letter from the hon. Member for St Albans of 3rd June 2008 on the provision of information on court proceedings to local newspapers.
(221404)
1113
Anne Main (St Albans): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people have been released on end of custody licence from prison in (a) St Albans constituency and (b) Hertfordshire in each year for which figures are available.
(221413)
1114
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many programmes which work with the perpetrators of domestic violence are in operation in the criminal justice system; how many men have taken part in such programmes in each of the last 10 years; how many men are on waiting lists for such programmes; and what work has been done to develop national standards for perpetrator programmes outside the criminal justice system.
(220399)
1115
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners have completed the Healthy Relationships programme; how many prisons operate the programme; and what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the programme.
(220401)
1116
Mrs Madeleine Moon (Bridgend): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate has been made of the average length of time taken to transfer money between young offender institutions when young people are transferred; and if he will make a statement.
(220587)
1117
Julie Morgan (Cardiff North): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) qualified social workers, (b) primary teachers, (c) secondary teachers and (d) child psychologists are employed in (i) each young offender institution, (ii) each secure training centre, (iii) each local authority secure children's home and (iv) each immigration removal centre.
(221574)
1118
Mr Edward O'Hara (Knowsley South): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what arrangements there are for the Civil Service Commission to transfer payments to (a) suppliers and (b) its staff in circumstances where the payment has not been made on the due date.
(220884)
1119
Mr Edward O'Hara (Knowsley South): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what guidance the Legal Services Commission has issued to (a) its staff and (b) the public on its complaints procedures since April 2004.
(220885)
1120
Mr Edward O'Hara (Knowsley South): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what guarantee the Legal Services Commission provides to complainants on the treatment of their complaint; and what arrangements are in place to monitor the application of that guarantee.
(220886)
1121
Mr Edward O'Hara (Knowsley South): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will take steps to ensure that sufficient staff resources are applied to mediation in the case concerning George Kelly to achieve a resolution in the week commencing 28th July 2008.
(220887)
1122
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what his Department's response is to the recommendations of the Information Commissioner on the sale of electoral roll data.
(221267)
1123
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, further to page 26 of the Valuation Office Agency Annual Report and Accounts 2007-08, HC 583, if he will place in the Library a copy of the agreement with the Land Registry on using information they hold on land transactions.
(221268)
1124
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Welwyn, Hatfield of 9th July 2008, Official Report, columns 1626-27W, on approved premises: planning applications, how many planning applications his Department and its agencies have submitted in the last 24 months in relation to converting residential premises into use as bail hostels; and in what local authority areas.
(221285)
1125
N
Andrew Selous (South West Bedfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to his Department's consultation paper CP 1408 on pleural plaques, which Government department will have responsibility for any disbursement of payments from the public purse in relation to each option set out in CP 14/08; and if he will make a statement.
(219960)
1126
N
Andrew Selous (South West Bedfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to his Department's consultation paper CP14/08, on pleural plaques, what estimate he has made of the potential liability falling on the public purse under policy options (a) 4 and (b) 5; and what estimate he has made of the proportion of the overall cost under each option proposed that might fall on the public purse.
(220309)
1127
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what his Department's policy is on requesting discounts from its suppliers in return for swift payment of invoices.
(220430)
1128
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people in England and Wales were (a) prosecuted for and (b) convicted on charges relating to having sexual intercourse with an underage person in each of the last two years; what percentage of these cases resulted in a custodial sentence; and what the average length of prison sentence was (i) in total and (ii) broken down by region.
(220548)
1129
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what percentage of paper used (a) for photocopying and (b) in printed publications by his Department and its predecessor was from recycled sources in each of the last two years.
(220740)
1130
Mr John Spellar (Warley): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the political affiliation or trades union experience is of each member of the new Legal Services Board where appropriate.
(221451)
1131
Mr John Spellar (Warley): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the rate of remuneration will be of the members of the new Legal Services Board.
(221453)
1132
Mr John Spellar (Warley): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent discussions his Department has had with the Sentencing Guidelines Council on penalties on those charged with carrying knives.
(221454)
1133
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what his policy is on the retrospective applicability of legislation of constitutional significance, with particular reference to the application of provisions in a statute retrospectively from the date of the relevant bill's second reading; and if he will make a statement.
(221394)
1134
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether proposals in the White Paper on party finance and expenditure on increased transparency will apply to donations to political parties from trades unions; and whether proposals for a higher definition of campaign spending will include funding allocated directly by the trades unions to campaigning; and if he will make a statement.
(221398)
1135
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether the triggering rules outlined in the white paper on party finance and expenditure will apply to third party campaign spending by (a) trades unions and (b) charities.
(221416)
1136
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what discussions he has had with the Electoral Commission on the transfer of the Commission's responsibilities for electoral boundaries to a separate body; and if he will make a statement.
(221417)
1137
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he plans to introduce a compliance grant to assist with the costs of moving procedure and practice into compliance with the provisions of any Act resulting from the white paper on party finance and expenditure.
(221418)
1138
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will bring forward proposals to require trades unions to inform members and putative members of their right to opt out of the political levy prior to joining or renewing membership.
(221419)
1139
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what plans the Electoral Commission has to respond to the proposals set out in the party finance and expenditure White Paper; and if he will make a statement.
(221462)
1140
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 7th July 2008, Official Report, column 1310W, on political parties: finance, what assessment his Department has made of the compliance of introducing the new trigger rules in the middle of a Parliament with Article 7 of the European Convention on Human Rights.
(221463)
1141
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 7th July 2008, Official Report, column 1310W, on political parties: finance, whether the new proposed trigger rules will apply to members of the devolved assemblies and European and Scottish Parliaments.
(221464)
1142
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 7th July 2008, Official Report, column 1310W, on political parties: finance, whether the new proposed trigger rules will apply to hon. Members who are re-adopted as parliamentary candidates by their constituency association prior to the dissolution of Parliament.
(221465)
1143
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 7th July 2008, Official Report, column 1310W, on political parties: finance, whether the new proposed trigger rules will apply to parliamentary by-elections.
(221466)
1144
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 7th July 2008, Official Report, column 1310W, on political parties: finance, what the timetable is for the publication of the impact assessments referred to.
(221467)
1145
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 7th July 2008, Official Report, column 1310W, on political parties: finance, whether the impact assessments will include a privacy impact assessment.
(221468)
1146
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 7th July 2008, Official Report, column 1310W, on political parties: finance, if he will make it his policy for any new triggering rules to commence at the start of the next Parliament.
(221469)
1147
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 7th July 2008, Official Report, column 1310W, on political parties: finance, how the new triggering rules will affect parliamentary candidates who have already declared their candidature or incurred local campaign expenditure.
(221470)
1148
Keith Vaz (Leicester East): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department is taking to increase the number of prison officers and prison staff from an ethnic minority background.
(220870)
1149
Keith Vaz (Leicester East): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of prison officers in England and Wales were from an ethnic minority background in (a) 2007 and (b) 1997.
(220871)
1150
Keith Vaz (Leicester East): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what percentage of prison officers in England and Wales are women.
(220872)
1151
Keith Vaz (Leicester East): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what percentage of (a) male and (b) female prisoners in England and Wales were of an ethnic minority background in (i) 2007 and (ii) 1997.
(220873)
1152
Keith Vaz (Leicester East): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many senior staff in the Prison Service are from an ethnic minority background.
(220874)
1153
Keith Vaz (Leicester East): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of magistrates in England and Wales were from an ethnic minority background in (a) 2007 and (b) 1997.
(220875)
1154
Keith Vaz (Leicester East): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of magistrates in England and Wales were women in (a) 2007 and (b) 1997.
(220876)
1155
Hywel Williams (Caernarfon): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the (a) original and (b) current expected opening date of the new Supreme Court building is.
(220610)
1156
N
Hywel Williams (Caernarfon): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the White Paper on the reform of the House of Lords, what his working assumption is on the number of working peers appointed by the political parties between 2008 and 2013 for the purpose of calculating the number of peers under each alternative model outlined in section 8 of the White Paper.
(220638)
Questions to the Leader of the House
1157
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Leader of the House, how many hours of overtime were worked by staff in each pay grade in her Department in each of the last 12 months.
(221239)
1158
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Leader of the House, what the cost of overtime payments paid to staff in her Office was in each of the last 12 months, broken down by pay grade.
(221290)
1159
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Leader of the House, if she will list (i) the reviews and (b) public consultations initiated by her Department since 27th June 2007.
(221364)
1160
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Leader of the House, what steps her Office has taken to monitor the cost of its mail services in the last 12 months.
(221489)
1161
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Leader of the House, which organisations have received (a) free and (b) discounted room hire from (i) her Office and (ii) its agencies in each of the last five years; and what the commercial value of the discount was in each case.
(221590)
1162
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Leader of the House, which projects her Office has commissioned from (a) think tanks and (b) charities in each of the last two years for which figures are available; what the aim of each project was; which think tank or charity was commissioned; and how much was paid.
(221613)
1163
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak): To ask the Leader of the House, what redundancy package is available for hon. Members' staff; what the reasons are for its provisions; and if she will make a statement.
(221265)
1164
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Leader of the House, what her Office's policy is on requesting discounts from its suppliers in return for swift payment of invoices.
(220429)
1165
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Leader of the House, what percentage of paper used (a) for photocopying and (b) in printed publications by her Office was from recycled sources in each of the last two years.
(220741)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
1166
N
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many knife crimes were recorded in Northern Ireland in (a) April 2007, (b) May 2007, (c) June 2007, (d) April 2008, (e) May 2008 and (f) June 2008.
(220157)
1167
N
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many people were (a) charged and (b) convicted of knife-related crime in Northern Ireland in the first six months of (i) 2007 and (ii) 2008.
(220158)
1168
N
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether he has had discussions with the Culture, Arts and Leisure Minister in Northern Ireland on the former Maze site (a) before and (b) since his recent public comments on the future use of the site.
(220159)
1169
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much was claimed in reimbursable expenses by press officers in his Department in each of the last three financial years.
(221188)
1170
Lady Hermon (North Down): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many Police Service of Northern Ireland speed camera operations were carried out in each District Command Unit area in each of the last 12 months; and how much accrued from fines arising from these operations in each area over the same period.
(220388)
1171
Lady Hermon (North Down): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many incidences of theft of metals were recorded in each Police Service of Northern Ireland District Command Unit area in each of the last 12 months; how many successful prosecutions have been brought as a result; and what penalty was imposed in each case.
(220389)
1172
Lady Hermon (North Down): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the cost of policing in Northern Ireland was in the last year for which figures are available; and what estimate he has made of the average daily cost of policing in each of the last five years.
(220391)
1173
Lady Hermon (North Down): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to the Answer of 7th July 2008, Official Report, column 1200W, on George W Bush: official visits, whether the cost of £306,000 was drawn from the existing policing budget or whether additional funds were provided.
(220604)
1174
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many hours of overtime were worked by staff in each pay grade in his Department in each of the last 12 months.
(221237)
1175
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the cost of overtime payments paid to staff in his Department was in each of the last 12 months, broken down by pay grade.
(221287)
1176
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what (a) listening exercises and (b) public forums his Department has held in each of the last two years; what the (i) purpose and (ii) cost was in each case; and who the private contractor was and how much it was paid in each case.
(221342)
1177
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what (a) reviews and (b) public consultations have been initiated by his Department since 27th June 2007.
(221367)
1178
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps his Department has taken to monitor the cost of its mail services in the last 12 months.
(221487)
1179
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, which organisations have received (a) free and (b) discounted room hire from (i) his Department and (ii) its agencies in each of the last five years; and what the commercial value of the discount was in each case.
(221587)
1180
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, which projects his Department has commissioned from (a) think tanks and (b) charities in each of the last two years for which figures are available; what the aim of each project was; which think tank or charity was commissioned; and how much was paid.
(221618)
1181
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, on how many occasions his Department has instructed the Treasury Solicitor to seek leave to appeal to the House of Lords from (a) the Court of Appeal and (b) the House of Lords itself in each of the last 10 years; and on how many occasions the application was rejected.
(220823)
1182
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what his Department's policy is on requesting discounts from its suppliers in return for swift payment of invoices.
(220428)
1183
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what discussions he has had with Ministerial colleagues in the last 12 months on securing benefits to Northern Ireland from the 2012 Olympic Games.
(220549)
1184
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many people in Northern Ireland were (a) prosecuted and (b) convicted on charges relating to having sexual intercourse with an underage person in each of the last two years; what percentage of these cases resulted in a custodial sentence; and what the average length was of the prison term.
(220559)
1185
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what percentage of paper used (a) for photocopying and (b) in printed publications by his Department was from recycled sources in each of the last two years.
(220730)
1186
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many days he spent in Northern Ireland on official business in each of the last 12 months; and on how many occasions he stayed overnight.
(220774)
Questions to the Minister for the Olympics
1187
Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Minister for the Olympics, how many full-time equivalent members of staff in her Office are employed on work in relation to railways; how many of those work on (a) project management, (b) project oversight and (c) financial oversight; and what plans she has for related future staffing levels.
(221433)
1188
N
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): To ask the Minister for the Olympics, what discussions she has had with Ministers in the Department for Communities and Local Government on the funding of Olympic developments from funds released by the establishment of unitary authorities.
(220163)
1189
Anne Main (St Albans): To ask the Minister for the Olympics, when she will respond to the letter from the hon. Member for St Albans of 2nd April 2008, on policing for the Olympic Games in London in 2012.
(221389)
1190
Anne Main (St Albans): To ask the Minister for the Olympics, when she next expects to make an announcement on Olympic funding; and if she will make a statement.
(221409)
1191
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Minister for the Olympics, what her Office's policy is on requesting discounts from its suppliers in return for swift payment of invoices.
(220427)
1192
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Minister for the Olympics, what percentage of paper used (a) for photocopying and (b) in printed publications by her Office was from recycled sources in each of the last two years.
(220742)
Questions to the Prime Minister
1193
N
Mr John Baron (Billericay): To ask the Prime Minister, what reports he has made to the Cabinet Secretary to ensure that any intelligence material put in the public domain should be properly verified and validated; when he made the request; and if he will place a record of the request in the public domain.
(220512)
1194
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead): To ask the Prime Minister, what meetings he plans to have with Chinese government officials while in China attending the Olympic closing ceremony; and whether he will meet Hu Jintao and Wen Jibao.
(220554)
1195
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead): To ask the Prime Minister, whether he discussed progress in talks between the envoys of the Dalai Lama and the Chinese government with the Chinese President at the G8 summit in Japan.
(220601)
1196
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East): To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to the Answer of 16th July 2008, Official Report, column 244, how many countries have a higher defence budget than the UK in cash terms in 2008-09.
(220537)
1197
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Lewes of 14th July 2008, Official Report, columns 20-1W, on Ministerial policy advisers, if he will place in the Library a copy of the guidelines on allowances and subsistence.
(221259)
1198
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to the Answer of 18th June 2008, Official Report, column 919W, on departmental conferences, when he expects to publish information on official and charity receptions for 2007-08.
(221266)
1199
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Prime Minister, what the cost of overtime payments paid to staff in his Office was in each of the last 12 months, broken down by pay grade.
(221305)
1200
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Prime Minister, what (a) listening exercises and (b) public forums his Office has held in each of the last two years; what the (i) purpose and (ii) cost was in each case; and who the private contractor was and how much it was paid in each case.
(221358)
1201
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Prime Minister, what (a) reviews and (b) public consultations have been initiated by his Office since 27th June 2007.
(221369)
1202
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Prime Minister, which organisations have received (a) free and (b) discounted room hire from (i) his Office and (ii) its agencies in each of the last five years; and what the commercial value of the discount was in each case.
(221593)
1203
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Prime Minister, which projects his Office has commissioned form (a) think tanks and (b) charities in each of the last two years for which figures are available; what the aim of each project was; which think tank or charity was commissioned; and how much was paid.
(221623)
1204
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to the Answer of 13th December 2007, Official Report, column 825W, whether the reference to civil servants includes Number 10 political staff.
(221159)
1205
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Prime Minister, what his Office's policy is on requesting discounts from its suppliers in return for swift payment of invoices.
(220426)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Scotland
1206
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how much was claimed in reimbursable expenses by press officers in his Department in each of the last three financial years.
(221187)
1207
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what (a) listening exercises and (b) public forums his Department has held in each of the last two years; what the (i) purpose and (ii) cost was in each case; and what the private contractor was and how much it was paid in each case.
(221344)
1208
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what (a) reviews and (b) public consultations have been initiated by his Department since 27th June 2007.
(221368)
1209
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, which organisations have received (a) free and (b) discounted room hire from his Department in each of the last five years; and what the commercial value of the discount was in each case.
(221598)
1210
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, which projects his Department has commissioned from (a) think tanks and (b) charities in each of the last two years for which figures are available; what the aim of each project was; which think tank or charity was commissioned; and how much was paid.
(221626)
1211
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, on how many occasions his Department has instructed the Treasury Solicitor to seek leave to appeal to the House of Lords from (a) the Court of Appeal and (b) the House of Lords itself in each of the last 10 years; and on how many occasions the application was rejected.
(220826)
1212
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what his Department's policy is on requesting discounts from its suppliers in return for swift payment of invoices.
(220425)
1213
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what discussions he has had with Ministerial colleagues in the last 12 months on securing benefits to Scotland from the 2012 Olympic Games.
(220550)
1214
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what percentage of paper used (a) for photocopying and (b) in printed publications by his Department was from recycled sources in each of the last two years.
(220734)
Questions to the Solicitor General
1215
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Solicitor General, what steps the Attorney General's office has taken to monitor the cost of its mail services in the last 12 months.
(221488)
1216
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Solicitor General, which organisations have received (a) free and (b) discounted room hire from the Attorney General's Office in each of the last five years; and what the commercial value of the discount was in each case.
(221599)
1217
N
Mr John MacDougall (Glenrothes): To ask the Solicitor General, what training on the provisons of the Hunting Act 2004 staff of the Crown Prosecution Service receives.
(220796)
1218
N
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock): To ask the Solicitor General, when she plans to answer Question 214873, on applications for leave to appeal, tabled on 25th June 2008.
(220843)
1219
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Solicitor General, what the Attorney General's Office's policy is on requesting discounts from its suppliers in return for swift payment of invoices.
(220424)
1220
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Solicitor General, what percentage of paper used (a) for photocopying and (b) in printed publications by the Attorney General's Office was from recycled sources in each of the last two years.
(220739)
1221
Mr Ben Wallace (Lancaster & Wyre): To ask the Solicitor General, how many cases concerning breaches of the Official Secrets Act 1911 have been referred to the Attorney General's Office in the last two years.
(220664)
Questions to the honourable Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission
1222
Roger Berry (Kingswood): To ask the honourable Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, which donations to regulated donees entered on the Commission's register pursuant to section 69 and Schedule 7 of the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000 were registered after the statutory deadline in 2001.
(221565)
1223
Roger Berry (Kingswood): To ask the honourable Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, which donations to regulated donees entered on the Commission's register pursuant to Section 69 and Schedule 7 of the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000 were registered after the statutory deadline in 2002.
(221566)
1224
Roger Berry (Kingswood): To ask the honourable Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, which donations to regulated donees entered on the Commission's register pursuant to Section 69 and Schedule 7 of the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000 were registered after the statutory deadline in 2003.
(221567)
1225
Roger Berry (Kingswood): To ask the honourable Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, which donations to regulated donees entered on the Commission's register pursuant to Section 69 and Schedule 7 of the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000 were registered after the statutory deadline in 2004.
(221568)
1226
Roger Berry (Kingswood): To ask the honourable Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, which donations to regulated donees entered on the Commission's register pursuant to Section 69 and Schedule 7 of the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000 were registered after the statutory deadline in 2005.
(221569)
1227
Roger Berry (Kingswood): To ask the honourable Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, which donations to regulated donees entered on the Commission's register pursuant to Section 69 and Schedule 7 of the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000 were registered after the statutory deadline in 2006.
(221570)
1228
Roger Berry (Kingswood): To ask the honourable Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, which donations to regulated donees entered on the Commission's register pursuant to Section 69 and Schedule 7 of the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000 were registered after the statutory deadline in 2007.
(221571)
1229
Roger Berry (Kingswood): To ask the honourable Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, which donations to regulated donees entered on the Commission's register pursuant to Section 69 and Schedule 7 of the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000 were registered after the statutory deadline in January 2008.
(221572)
1230
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester): To ask the honourable Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what procedures are followed by the Electoral Commission in circumstances where a party is unable to submit signed off accounts demonstrating its financial validity as a going concern; and if he will make a statement.
(221422)
1231
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester): To ask the honourable Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, whether the Electoral Commission has produced guidance on the declaration of donations and sponsorship by trades unions by declared electoral candidates outside of election periods.
(221425)
1232
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester): To ask the honourable Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, whether the Electoral Commission plans to publish, or otherwise make available for independent scrutiny, the accounts submitted by the Labour Party for 2007.
(221452)
1233
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester): To ask the honourable Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, pursuant to the Answer of 7th July 2008, Official Report, columns 1309-10W, on political parties: finance, on what dates the Electoral Commission met the Secretary of State for Justice to discuss the White Paper on party finance and expenditure ahead of its publication.
(221471)
1234
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester): To ask the honourable Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, pursuant to the publication of the White Paper on party finance and expenditure, when the Electoral Commission plans to consult on guidance on the new triggering rules.
(221472)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport
1235
Mr James Arbuthnot (North East Hampshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate she has made of the maximum traffic capacity of the M3 motorway between (a) junctions 4-4A and (b) junctions 4A-5.
(221656)
1236
N
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what aircraft types are used for scheduled domestic passenger flights in the UK; and what distance was travelled on such flights by each aircraft of each type in each of the last three years.
(219962)
1237
N
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the year-on-year percentage change in adult bus fares in (a) passenger transport executive areas, (b) London and (c) other areas of England was in each year since 1986 before the effects of local and national changes in concessionary travel.
(220277)
1238
N
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many proposals for the acquisition of rolling stock have been made at the informal discussion stage to her Department by train operating companies since 1st January; which companies have made such proposals; and what response her Department has made to each.
(220278)
1239
N
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many miles (a) Ministers and (b) officials in her Department travelled (i) by car, (ii) by rail and (iii) by air on Government business in each year since her Department's formation.
(220513)
1240
N
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what allocation (a) her Department and (b) the Highways Agency has made for consultancy fees, excluding technical transport related consultancy, in relation to (i) roads, (ii) railways and (iii) administration in 2008-09.
(220614)
1241
N
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 8th July 2008, Official Report, column 1452W, on transport: consultants, what consultancy services are budgeted for by her Department in relation to (a) roads, (b) railways and (c) other matters in 2008-09.
(220615)
1242
N
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Written Ministerial Statement of 16th July 2008, on roads, if she will estimate the annual change in carbon dioxide emissions that will result from the implementation of the proposals in the Statement.
(220616)
1243
John Battle (Leeds West): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many reported deaths there were in (a) Leeds West constituency, (b) Leeds Metropolitan District and (c) Yorkshire and Humberside as a result of traffic accidents in each of the last five years.
(220714)
1244
Mr Clive Betts (Sheffield, Attercliffe): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what her Department's policy is on improving the energy efficiency of the buildings which it (a) rents and (b) owns; what changes there have been in the energy efficiency of such buildings in the last (i) five and (ii) 10 years; and whether her Department has adopted targets on energy efficiency improvements in the buildings it occupies over the next (A) five and (B) 10 years.
(221091)
1245
Mr Clive Betts (Sheffield, Attercliffe): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what account her Department takes of the level of energy efficiency of buildings before entering into agreements to (a) rent and (b) purchase those buildings.
(221107)
1246
N
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when her Department will take steps to remove the unauthorised encampment at the Avon Heath lorry park off the A31 at St Leonards.
(220807)
1247
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment she has made of the proposals by the Government's Chief Medical Officer that a zero alcoholic drink driving limit should be set for drivers under the age of 20 years.
(220445)
1248
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what volume of goods was transported within the UK by (a) road, (b) rail, (c) aeroplane and (d) waterway in each of the last five years.
(220633)
1249
Paul Flynn (Newport West): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions she has had with her European colleagues on the possibility of penalty points given to foreign drivers by UK authorities being recognised in other European countries.
(220544)
1250
Paul Flynn (Newport West): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many drivers' hours offences were detected in (a) 2005, (b) 2006 and (c) 2007; and what proportion of these were committed by drivers of left-hand drive heavy goods vehicles.
(220545)
1251
Paul Flynn (Newport West): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many and what percentage of reported motorway traffic incidents involved a heavy goods vehicle with left hand drive in (a) 2005, (b) 2006 and (c) 2007; and what percentage of those incidents were attributed to poor visibility or blind spots on such vehicles.
(220553)
1252
Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the budget of her Department's Rail Group was in each of the last five years.
(221230)
1253
Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the staffing costs of her Department's Rail Group were in each of the last five years.
(221434)
1254
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much was claimed in reimbursable expenses by press officers in her Department in each of the last three financial years.
(221166)
1255
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the cost of overtime payments paid to staff in her Department was in each of the last 12 months, broken down by pay grade.
(221289)
1256
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what (a) listening exercises and (b) public forums her Department has held in each of the last two years; and what the (i) purpose, (ii) cost, (iii) private contractor and (iv) amount paid to the private contractor was in each case.
(221340)
1257
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if she will list (i) the reviews and (b) public consultations initiated by her Department since 27th June 2007.
(221366)
1258
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps her Department has taken to monitor the cost of its mail services in the last 12 months.
(221485)
1259
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which organisations have received (a) free and (b) discounted room hire from (i) her Department and (ii) its agencies in each of the last five years; and what the commercial value of the discount was in each case.
(221589)
1260
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which projects her Department has commissioned from (a) think tanks and (b) charities in each of the last two years for which figures are available; what the aim of each project was; which think tank or charity was commissioned; and how much was paid.
(221617)
1261
N
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many search and rescue helicopters the Maritime Coastguard Agency plans to order in the next 10 years.
(220252)
1262
N
Mr David Jones (Clwyd West): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when she expects the continuous insurance enforcement body provided for in the Road Safety Act 2006 to be established.
(220558)
1263
N
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment she has made of the effects on (a) safety and (b) access to incidents for emergency services of the opening of hard shoulders on motorways to general use.
(220754)
1264
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if she will make it her policy to ensure that the 25 milestones agreed by the Office of Rail Regulation with Network Rail to monitor the progress towards the December delivery of the West Coast upgrade, will be reported on more than twice before December.
(221311)
1265
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, on how many occasions her Department and its predecessor instructed the Treasury Solicitor to seek leave to appeal to the House of Lords from (a) the Court of Appeal and (b) the House of Lords itself in each of the last 10 years; and on how many occasions the application was rejected.
(220814)
1266
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Horsham of 7th July 2008, Official Report, columns 1184-6W, on departmental planning applications, what licensing hours the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (a) applied for and (b) was granted.
(221273)
1267
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what her Department's policy is on requesting discounts from its suppliers in return for swift payment of invoices.
(220423)
1268
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what percentage of paper used (a) for photocopying and (b) in printed publications by her Department was from recycled sources in each of the last two years.
(220733)
1269
N
Hon Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what spending her Department has provided to improve the transport infrastructure of West Sussex in the last 10 years.
(219966)
1270
N
Hon Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps she is taking to reduce traffic congestion in (a) West Sussex and (b) Mid Sussex.
(219967)
1271
Mr John Spellar (Warley): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent progress has been made on the Thames River Crossing; and if she will make a statement.
(221455)
1272
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the average cost per mile of widening motorway carriageways by one lane was in each of the last 10 years.
(220722)
1273
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment she has made of the risks to the operation of hard shoulder running on motorways arising from power failures to (a) CCTV cameras and (b) control rooms.
(220837)
1274
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what account the Gallagher Review of biofuels took of (a) the sources of biofuels used in the UK and EU, (b) the size and status of the biofuels industry in the UK and EU, (c) the size and impact of US, UK and EU subsidies for biofuel production in relation to imports of US biofuels to the UK and EU and (d) current and projected levels of UK and EU subsidies for biofuel production in the UK and EU.
(221441)
1275
N
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment she has made of the effect of changes over the last 12 months in (a) the sterling to euro exchange rate, (b) raw material costs and (c) the cost of capital on the cost of (i) new Pendolino carriages for the West Coast Main Line, (ii) the InterCity Express Programme and (iii) the 1,300 extra carriages promised in the Government's High Level Output Statement of July 2007.
(220407)
1276
Mr Ben Wallace (Lancaster & Wyre): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what guidance her Department issues to train operating companies on the carriage of bicycles on trains.
(220649)
1277
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment she has made of the effects of a (a) particulate and (b) carbon dioxide emissions limit on the fuel efficiency of lorries.
(221196)
1278
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate she has made of the number of lorries regularly travelling on road in England which were registered (a) to British companies and (b) foreign companies in each of the last three years.
(221197)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Wales
1279
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how much was claimed in reimbursable expenses by press officers in his Department in each of the last three financial years.
(221168)
1280
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what (a) listening exercises and (b) public forums his Department has held in each of the last two years; what the (i) purpose and (ii) cost was in each case; and who the private contractor was and how much it was paid in each case.
(221343)
1281
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what (a) reviews and (b) public consultations have been initiated by his Department since 27th June 2007.
(221361)
1282
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, which organisations have received (a) free and (b) discounted room hire from his Department in each of the last five years; and what the commercial value of the discount was in each case.
(221597)
1283
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, which projects his Department has commissioned from (a) think tanks and (b) charities in each of the last two years for which figures are available; what the aim of each project was; which think tank or charity was commissioned; and how much was paid.
(221624)
1284
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, on how many occasions his Department has instructed the Treasury Solicitor to seek leave to appeal to the House of Lords from (a) the Court of Appeal and (b) the House of Lords itself in each of the last 10 years; and on how many occasions the application was rejected.
(220828)
1285
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what his Department's policy is on requesting discounts from its suppliers in return for swift payment of invoices.
(220421)
1286
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has had with Ministerial colleagues in the last 12 months on securing benefits to Wales from the 2012 Olympic Games.
(220552)
1287
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what percentage of paper used (a) for photocopying and (b) in printed publications by his Department was from recycled sources in each of the last two years.
(220731)
Questions to the Minister for Women and Equality
1288
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green): To ask the Minister for Women and Equality, what discussions on age discrimination against children and young people in the provision of goods, facilities and services Ministers and officials in the Government Equalities Office have held with (a) non-governmental organisations and (b) UK Children's Commissioners since 2005.
(221125)
1289
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green): To ask the Minister for Women and Equality, what written representations concerning age discrimination against children and young people in the provision of goods, facilities and services Ministers and officials in the Government Equalities Office have received from (a) non-governmental organisations, (b) UK Children's Commissioners and (c) members of the public since 2005.
(221126)
1290
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green): To ask the Minister for Women and Equality, whether the plans outlined in section seven of the Government's Draft Legislative Programme in relation to improved data collection on equality include collecting data on discrimination based on age, with particular reference to children and young people under 18; and if she will make a statement.
(221127)
1291
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Minister for Women and Equality, what steps the Government Equalities Office has taken to monitor the cost of its mail services since its establishment.
(221476)
1292
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Minister for Women and Equality, which organisations have received (a) free and (b) discounted room hire from the Government Equalities Office since its inception; and what the commercial value of the discount was in each case.
(221595)
1293
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham): To ask the Minister for Women and Equality, how many days leave the Chair of the Commission for Racial Equality took in (a) 2005, (b) 2006 and (c) 2007.
(220721)
1294
Julie Morgan (Cardiff North): To ask the Minister for Women and Equality, how many refuges for women and children have a dedicated indoor play area for children.
(221654)
1295
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Minister for Women and Equality, what the Government Equalities Office's policy is on requesting discounts from its suppliers in return for swift payment of invoices.
(220420)
1296
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Minister for Women and Equality, what percentage of paper used (a) for photocopying and (b) in printed publications by the Government Equalities Office has been from recycled sources.
(220736)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
1297
N
John Barrett (Edinburgh West): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what percentage of the Access to Work budget was spent on the provision of support workers in each of the last 10 years.
(220555)
1298
N
John Barrett (Edinburgh West): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people with a learning disability were supported in work through Access to Work funding in each of the last 10 years.
(220556)
1299
John Battle (Leeds West): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many pensioners in (a) Leeds West constituency, (b) Leeds Metropolitan District and (c) the UK are receiving the 25 pence age allowance.
(220713)
1300
Mr Clive Betts (Sheffield, Attercliffe): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what his Department's policy is on improving the energy efficiency of the buildings which it (a) rents and (b) owns; what changes there have been in the energy efficiency of such buildings in the last (i) five and (ii) 10 years; and whether his Department has adopted targets on energy efficiency improvements in the buildings it occupies over the next (A) five and (B) 10 years.
(221090)
1301
Mr Clive Betts (Sheffield, Attercliffe): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what account his Department takes of the level of energy efficiency of buildings before entering into agreements to (a) rent and (b) purchase those buildings.
(221106)
1302
N
Angela Browning (Tiverton & Honiton): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether earnings from permitted work done by claimants of employment and support allowance, whether income-based or contribution-based, will be disregarded as income for the purposes of assessing entitlement to other benefits.
(220322)
1303
N
Angela Browning (Tiverton & Honiton): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what transitional support will be available for incapacity benefit claimants who fail the new work capability assessment and move onto other benefits; and what account this support will take of (a) whether people continue to have disabilities and (b) the period for which people have been out of work.
(220323)
1304
N
Angela Browning (Tiverton & Honiton): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the financial effects of the introduction of employment and support allowance on couples in the support group during the course of their claim, compared to the rates of payment of incapacity benefit; and whether these effects will apply to couples where one or both are claiming on the grounds of a terminal illness.
(220324)
1305
N
Angela Browning (Tiverton & Honiton): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans he has to evaluate the effectiveness of the Pathways to Work programme for the impairment group of clients; and what part such evaluation will take in decisions to renew the contracts of employment service providers.
(220325)
1306
N
Angela Browning (Tiverton & Honiton): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will place in the Library a copy of the Work-Focused Health Related Assessment questionnaire which claimants of employment and support allowance will be required to complete from October 2008.
(220326)
1307
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many customers in Bexleyheath and Crayford constituency had active Post Office card accounts in each year since their introduction.
(220395)
1308
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many applications for council tax benefit there were in each London borough in each year since 1997.
(220776)
1309
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much was claimed in reimbursable expenses by press officers in his Department in each of the last three financial years.
(221162)
1310
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the median income was in each region in the UK in the last 12 months for which figures are available; and what estimate he has made of the number of children who lived in households with incomes of less than (a) 60 per cent. and (b) 40 per cent. of the regional median, in each region, during that period.
(221163)
1311
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 who received (a) disability living allowance higher rate mobility component and (b) war pensioners' mobility component in the latest period for which figures are available; and how many vehicle excise duty exemptions were made for each group.
(220310)
1312
N
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what Government publications contain guidance on requirements for organisations in relation to compliance with the Disability Discrimination Act 2005.
(220506)
1313
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the cost of overtime payments paid to staff in his Department was in each of the last 12 months, broken down by pay grade.
(221288)
1314
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what (a) listening exercises and (b) public forums his Department has held in each of the last two years; what the (i) purpose and (ii) cost was in each case; and who the private contractor was and how much it was paid in each case.
(221341)
1315
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what (a) reviews and (b) public consultations have been initiated by his Department since 27th June 2007.
(221363)
1316
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department has taken to monitor the cost of its mail services in the last 12 months.
(221486)
1317
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, which organisations have received (a) free and (b) discounted room hire from (i) his Department and (ii) its agencies in each of the last five years; and what the commercial value of the discount was in each case.
(221588)
1318
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, which projects his Department has commissioned from (a) think tanks and (b) charities in each of the last two years for which figures are available; what the aim of each project was; which think tank or charity was commissioned; and how much was paid.
(221619)
1319
Mrs Siân C. James (Swansea East): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he expects the outcomes of the Health and Safety Executive's consultation on revisions to guidance on the use of UV tanning equipment to be published; and if he will make a statement.
(220410)
1320
Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much was spent on housing and related benefits in each of the last 20 years; and if he will make a statement.
(221261)
1321
N
Mr John MacDougall (Glenrothes): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what progress has been made in his Department's discussions on granting blind people entitlement to the higher rate mobility component of disability living allowance; and if he will make a statement.
(220803)
1322
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, on how many occasions his Department and its predecessor instructed the Treasury Solicitor to seek leave to appeal to the House of Lords from (a) the Court of Appeal and (b) the House of Lords itself in each of the last 10 years; and on how many occasions the application was rejected.
(220813)
1323
Mr Alan Milburn (Darlington): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of the working-age population in each parliamentary constituency received incapacity benefit in each of the last five years.
(220655)
1324
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what guidance his Department and its agencies have given to local authorities on the use of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 for tackling benefit fraud.
(221274)
1325
N
Andrew Selous (South West Bedfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many incapacity benefit claimants there were in South West Bedfordshire constituency in November 2007.
(220266)
1326
N
Andrew Selous (South West Bedfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many staff worked for the Health and Safety Executive (a) at the most recent date for which figures are available and (b) in 1997.
(220620)
1327
N
Andrew Selous (South West Bedfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many staff worked for the Child Support Agency (a) at the latest date for which figures are available and (b) in 1997.
(220621)
1328
N
Andrew Selous (South West Bedfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many staff worked for the Rent Service (a) at the most recent date for which figures are available and (b) in 1997.
(220622)
1329
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what his Department's policy is on requesting discounts from its suppliers in return for swift payment of invoices.
(220419)
1330
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what percentage of paper used (a) for photocopying and (b) in printed publications by his Department was from recycled sources in each of the last two years.
(220735)
1331
Sarah Teather (Brent East): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many complaints his Department has received in respect of the Belfast benefit delivery centre in the last 12 months, broken down by category of complaint.
(220603)
1332
Sarah Teather (Brent East): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to improve communications between the Belfast benefit delivery centre and (a) members of the public and (b) local Jobcentre Plus branches.
(220605)
1333
Jon Trickett (Hemsworth): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many children in (a) Hemsworth constituency and (b) Wakefield district are dependent on parents or guardians whose main income source is incapacity benefit.
(220923)
1334
Jon Trickett (Hemsworth): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps are taken when child support payments are wrongly awarded because of faults in computer systems; and if he will make a statement.
(221194)
1335
Jon Trickett (Hemsworth): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many child support overpayments there have been due to computer errors in (a) England, (b) Wakefield District and (c) Hemsworth constituency.
(221214)
1336
Jon Trickett (Hemsworth): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what account is taken of the financial situation of the families involved when Child Support Agency overpayments are collected.
(221215)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families
1337
Mr David Willetts (Havant): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, when he plans to publish statistics on those not in education, employment or training for the first quarter of 2008; what the schedule for publication of this statistical series is; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (220662)
Questions to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
1338
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how many hours of overtime were worked by staff in each pay grade in the Prime Minister's Office in each of the last 12 months.
[Transferred] (221236)
1339
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what the estimated average cost to families in England and Wales was of VAT charges in each of the last three years (a) in total and (b) broken down by region.
[Transferred] (220592)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Justice
1340
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of (a) men and (b) women in Britain aged (i) under 16, (ii) 16 to 18 and (iii) 18 and over had a criminal record in (A) 1981, (B) 1991, (C) 1997, (D) 2001 and (E) 2007, broken down by police force area.
[Transferred] (221665)
1341
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St Edmunds): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when the amount allocated to the daily cost of food for a prisoner in a (a) prison cell and (b) police station cell was last increased.
[Transferred] (220924)
1342
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St Edmunds): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 22nd April 2008, Official Report, columns 2023-5W, on fixed penalties, whether additional data is available for subsequent months.
[Transferred] (221016)

 
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