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Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Friday 14 March 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.
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Questions for Oral or Written Answer
beginning on Friday 14 March 2008
(the 'Questions Book')

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Friday 14 March 2008


This paper contains only Written Questions for answer on Friday 14 March 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 Friday 14 March of which no previous notice has been given, see the Order Paper.

For Written and Oral Questions for answer after Friday 14 March see Part 2 of this paper.


Questions to the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform
1
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what steps his Department has taken to regulate utility bill price increases for low income households over the last three years; and if he will make a statement.
(194832)
2
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, how many claims for discrimination based on (a) sex, (b) race and (c) sexual orientation were brought by members of his Department and settled (i) in and (ii) out of court in each of the last five years.
(194991)
3
N
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, if he will ask the Office of Fair Trading to investigate pricing by petroleum retailers at regional level; and if he will make a statement.
(194231)
4
N
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, pursuant to the Answer of 18th February 2008, Official Report, column 402W, on the South East England Development Agency (SEEDA): property, what the current ownership status is of the Ropetackle site in Shoreham-by-Sea; and how much revenue SEEDA received from the Enterprise Gateway Project at Ropetackle in Shoreham-by-Sea (a) directly and (b) through its agents in each of the last two years.
(194162)
5
N
Mr Robert Marshall-Andrews (Medway): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, with reference to the exchange of e-mail correspondence between his Department and the company E.on of 12th and 16th January, whether the consent conditions relating to carbon capture and storage at the proposed coal-fired power station at Kingsnorth, Kent (a) have been or (b) are planned to be (i) removed or (ii) varied; and if he will make a statement.
(194163)
6
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, pursuant to the Answer of 18th December 2007, Official Report, column 1344W, on regional government: Brussels, what contributions were made by each regional development agency to the relevant offices in Brussels in each of the last three years.
(195004)
7
Mr Andy Reed (Loughborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what provision is made for deaf people to access services provided by his Department through call centres.
(194952)
8
N
Geraldine Smith (Morecambe & Lunesdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what discussions the North West Regional Development Agency has had with Lancashire County Council on reducing traffic congestion in Lancaster and Morecambe.
(194450)
9
Geraldine Smith (Morecambe & Lunesdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, what support his Department makes available to start-up businesses in Morecambe and Lunesdale constituency.
(194778)
10
N
Sir Michael Spicer (West Worcestershire): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, when he will reply to the letter from the hon. Member for West Worcestershire dated 5th February on premium rate SMS services.
(194161)
Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
11
N
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he expects the Regional Review Programme of HM Revenue and Customs offices in smaller towns and cities across the UK to be completed and its recommendations produced.
(194442)
12
N
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the median value of savings held by individuals was in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(194575)
13
N
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the median value of (a) gross assets and (b) net assets held by (i) individuals and (ii) households was in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(194576)
14
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many claims for discrimination, based on (a) sex, (b) race and (c) sexual orientation, were brought by members of his Department and settled (i) in and (ii) out of court in each of the last five years.
(194990)
15
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many organisations in (a) Bexleyheath and Crayford constituency and (b) the London Borough of Bexley have received Gift Aid since its introduction.
(194658)
16
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the annual tax revenue that will be generated by the reduced rate of fuel duty for private pleasure boating when it is introduced from 1st November 2008, broken down by the type of vessel; and when he plans to announce the new rate of such duty.
(194695)
17
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what revenue was generated from duty on red diesel in 2006-07, broken down by type of vessel and vehicle; and what revenue is forecast for (a) 2007-08 and (b) 2008-09.
(194696)
18
N
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with management at Northern Rock bank on the operation of the bank's Guernsey subsidiary.
(194566)
19
N
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations he has received since nationalisation on the operations of Northern Rock bank in (a) Denmark, (b) the Republic of Ireland and (c) Guernsey.
(194567)
20
N
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he has had with the European Competition Commissioner on the effects the nationalisation of Northern Rock has had on the competitive environment in banking in the European Union.
(194568)
21
N
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what value of deposits in Northern Rock Bank (Guernsey) are from (a) Egypt, (b) South Africa and (c) Zimbabwe.
(194569)
22
N
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the total deposits are of Northern Rock (Guernsey) Bank.
(194577)
23
N
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people resident in Northern Ireland were (a) British citizens, (b) Irish citizens, (c) both and (d) neither on the latest date for which figures are available, broken down by county.
(194385)
24
N
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 5th March 2008, Official Report, column 2589W, on taxation: gambling, if he will publish a breakdown of betting and gaming duties showing how much remote gaming duty has been collected since its introduction.
(194383)
25
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the Valuation Office Agency will have access to data from the integrated household survey.
(194761)
26
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the (a) timetable, (b) purpose and (c) budget is of the integrated household survey.
(194762)
27
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what use the Valuation Office Agency's automated valuation model for English council tax valuations makes of locality adjustment factors.
(194763)
28
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many claims there have been for stamp duty tax relief for zero-carbon homes since 1st January 2008.
(194764)
29
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much has been spent on payments to Cole Layer Trumble/Tyler Technologies funded via the public purse (a) directly from the Valuation Office Agency, (b) directly from HM Revenue and Customs and (c) indirectly via CapGemini under the ASPIRE contract.
(194771)
30
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will place in the Library copies of the user guides for the Valuation Office Agency's (a) server version of OASIS and (b) automated valuation model software.
(194772)
31
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what consultancy work Cole Layer Trumble/Tyler Technologies (CLT) is providing to the Valuation Office Agency further to CLT's contract with CapGemini in relation to council tax (a) valuations and (b) revaluations.
(194773)
32
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what office space is provided to representatives of Cole Layer Trumble/Tyler Technologies by the Valuation Office Agency in relation to their work for the agency.
(194774)
33
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the Office for National Statistics classifies (a) the London congestion charge, (b) workplace parking charges under the Transport Act 2000, (c) congestion charging or road pricing, (d) municipal parking charges for on-street parking and (e) municipal parking charges for off-street parking as taxation for statistical purposes.
(194775)
34
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 8th January 2008, Official Report, column 508W, on the Valuation Office: ICT, what the budget for the development of the geographic information system is.
(194786)
35
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 8th January 2008, Official Report, column 508W, on the Valuation Office: ICT, whether the Geographic Information System will be integrated into the Automated Valuation Model.
(194787)
36
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 8th January 2008, Official Report, column 508W, on the Valuation Office: ICT, whether the geographic information system will be used to assist the Valuation Office Agency's work on council tax valuations.
(194788)
37
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether additional noise and disturbance arising from a change in road traffic is a material change affecting a dwelling for the purposes of council tax valuations.
(194824)
38
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Bromley and Chislehurst of 5th March 2008, Official Report, column 2497W, on council tax: parking, how many domestic dwellings in England have been assigned the value significant codes of (a) VC, (b) VE, (c) VH, (d) VI, (e) VL, (f) VM, (g) VO, (h) VP, (i) VR and (j) VS.
(194836)
39
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Bromley and Chislehurst of 1st February 2008, Official Report, column 688W, on council tax: appeals, how many individual domestic properties in England had their council tax band reduced as a result of a council tax appeal made by them or by a property in the vicinity in (a) 2005-06, (b) 2006-07 and (c) 2007-08.
(194838)
40
Mr Andy Reed (Loughborough): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what provision is made for deaf people to access services provided by his Department through call centres.
(194878)
41
Mr Jamie Reed (Copeland): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will take account of the spare capacity at Whitehaven HM Revenue and Customs Office in distributing that Department's workload.
(194897)
42
Bob Russell (Colchester): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what guidance he has issued to financial institutions on the opening of accounts to fund humanitarian and other welfare support schemes for Palestinian people.
(194930)
43
Bob Russell (Colchester): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the authorities in Liechtenstein on identification of British citizens seeking to evade UK taxes; and if he will make a statement.
(194939)
44
Geraldine Smith (Morecambe & Lunesdale): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the revenue lost to the Exchequer as as a result of tax evasion in the latest period for which figures are available.
(194719)
45
Geraldine Smith (Morecambe & Lunesdale): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many full-time equivalent members of staff in his Department work on tax evasion matters.
(194720)
46
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much his Department has received in VAT receipts from flood repair works carried out by insurance companies since the flooding of summer 2007 in (a) England and (b) the East Riding of Yorkshire; and if he will make a statement.
(194942)
47
Mr David Willetts (Havant): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the likely change in the number of individuals consuming alcohol, and the quantity of alcohol consumed, as a result of the alcohol duties announced in the 2008 Budget; and what effect this had on his revenue assumptions for (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10 and (c) 2010-11.
(194872)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families
48
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what steps he plans to take to encourage businesses to assist in the education of children.
(194173)
49
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what steps the Government has taken to assist disadvantaged young people in the West Midlands since 1997.
(194174)
50
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what steps the Government has taken to move children out of poverty since 1997.
(194175)
51
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many claims for discrimination, based on (a) sex, (b) race and (c) sexual orientation, were brought by members of his Department and its predecessor and settled (i) in and (ii) out of court in each of the last five years.
(194975)
52
Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, whether he has made an estimate of the proportion of the 14 per cent. of children who do not receive two hours PE and school sport which is female.
(194911)
53
Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what percentage of (a) girls at girls-only schools, (b) boys at boys-only schools, (c) girls at mixed schools and (d) boys at mixed schools took part in two hours or more of high quality PE and school sport each week.
(194912)
54
Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what estimate he has made of the proportion of the two hours school sport that 86 per cent. of children take part in took place (a) within curriculum time and (b) out of school hours.
(194913)
55
Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what percentage of pupils participated in at least two hours of PE and school sport in the (a) 2003-04, (b) 2005-06 and (c) 2006-07 school years.
(194914)
56
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, if he will make it his policy to collect information on the number of children of compulsory school age who are home educated.
(194688)
57
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, further to the Written Ministerial Statement of 11th March 2008, Official Report, columns 3-4WS, on school admissions and parental preferences for 2008, what estimate he has made of the proportion of (a) voluntary aided and (b) foundation schools which were not found to be complying with the schools admissions code; and if he will make a statement.
(194652)
58
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what proportion of maintained schools selected a portion of their intake by aptitude in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement.
(194661)
59
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what proportion of maintained schools use religious faith as a criterion for admission; and if he will make a statement.
(194662)
60
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, further to the Written Ministerial Statement of 11th March 2008, Official Report, columns 3-4WS, on school admissions and parental preferences for 2008, which schools in (a) Northamptonshire, (b) Manchester and (c) Barnet were found not to be complying with the schools admissions code; what violations of the code were found in each case; and if he will make a statement.
(194694)
61
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, if he will list each of his Department's (a) agencies and (b) non-departmental public bodies, setting out in each case their (i) function, (ii) latest estimated annual running costs and (iii) number of staff; and if he will make a statement.
(194842)
62
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what proportion of the marks awarded for each diploma will be awarded on the basis of (a) internal assessment and (b) internal assessment of extended projects; and if he will make a statement.
(194843)
63
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what (a) diplomas, (b) GCSEs and (c) A-levels, by subject, each maintained secondary school and college will be obliged to offer to all students by (i) 2010, (ii) 2013 and (iii) 2015.
(194844)
64
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what assessment he has made of the ability of all schools in rural areas to offer access to all 17 diploma lines; and if he will make a statement.
(194845)
65
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, whether schools and colleges will be permitted not to offer certain diplomas if low take-up makes them unviable; and if he will make a statement.
(194846)
66
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what his latest estimate is of likely diploma take-up in each year between 2008 and 2020; and if he will make a statement.
(194847)
67
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many diplomas will be offered from (a) 2010, (b) 2013 and (c) 2015; what (i) levels and (ii) subjects will be available; and if he will make a statement.
(194862)
68
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what effect he expects the introduction of the diploma to have on the proportion of students obtaining five A*-C GCSEs or their equivalent; and if he will make a statement.
(194863)
69
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what the (a) GCSE and (b) A-level equivalent is of each diploma and level; and if he will make a statement.
(194864)
70
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how much guided learning time will be required to teach (a) a diploma to Level 2 and (b) seven GCSEs; and if he will make a statement.
(194865)
71
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what assessment he has made of the ability of schools and colleges to deliver 17 diplomas at three levels alongside GCSEs and A-levels; and if he will make a statement.
(194866)
72
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, whether he plans to simplify the diploma structure; and if he will make a statement.
(194867)
73
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, which independent schools are planning to offer diplomas; and if he will make a statement.
(194868)
74
Mr Bob Laxton (Derby North): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many children were missing from education in the area covered by Derby City Education Authority in the last school year, broken down by (a) school, (b) sex and (c) ethnicity.
(194807)
75
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what funding (a) has been made available and (b) is anticipated for the implementation of the proposals in the report Think Family: improving the life chances of families at risk.
(194789)
76
Mr Andy Reed (Loughborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how much funding school sport received from (a) the national lottery and (b) the public purse in each year since 1997; and how much it is projected to receive in each year of the comprehensive spending review period to 2010-11.
(194860)
77
Mr Andy Reed (Loughborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what provision is made for deaf people to access services provided by his Department through call centres.
(194951)
78
Joan Ryan (Enfield North): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many people claimed free nursery places in Enfield in each of the last 10 years.
(194693)
79
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many pupils were excluded (a) temporarily and (b) permanently from schools for possession or use of (i) alcohol and (ii) illegal drugs in each of the last three years.
(194651)
80
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many pupils were excluded (a) temporarily and (b) permanently excluded from school for possession of a knife in the latest period for which figures are available.
(194849)
81
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many pupils were excluded temporarily from school in each of the last three years.
(194869)
82
Geraldine Smith (Morecambe & Lunesdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what steps his Department is taking to encourage the development of breakfast clubs in schools in Morecambe and Lunesdale constituency.
(194779)
83
Geraldine Smith (Morecambe & Lunesdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what assistance his Department makes available to single parents to help with the costs of child care.
(194782)
Questions to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
84
N
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, pursuant to his Written Statement of 19th February 2008, Official Report, columns 34-37WS, on the departmental expenditure limit 2007-08, what the reasons are for the drawdown on the reserve for matched funding in the spring supplementary estimate exceeding that forecast in the winter supplementary estimate by £74,729,000.
(194572)
85
N
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what reports Nick Coleman has provided under commission to the Cabinet Office in the last two years.
(194573)
86
N
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what tendering process was undertaken for the contract to administer the Grassroots Grant Programme.
(194574)
87
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, when he expects the Charity Tribunal to be operational; and if he will make a statement.
(194580)
88
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, if he will revise the implementation plan for the Charities Act 2006.
(194581)
89
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how many claims for discrimination, based on (a) sex, (b) race and (c) sexual orientation, were brought by members of his Department and settled (i) in and (ii) out of court in each of the last five years.
(194974)
90
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how many organisations in (a) Bexleyheath and Crayford constituency and (b) the London Borough of Bexley have charitable status.
(194660)
91
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how many branded plastic bags were purchased by the (a) Cabinet Office, (b) Government Communications Network and (c) Central Office of Information Network in the last 36 months; for what purpose; and at what cost in each case.
(194992)
92
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how many branded plastic bags the former Deputy Prime Minister's Office procured; and at what cost.
(194993)
93
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how much his Department has spent on the ministerial residences in Admiralty House since they became vacant; and for what purpose in each case.
(194997)
94
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, whether occupants of ministerial residences in Admiralty House are liable for damage to the material condition of the property they occupy arising from their use of it; and if he will make a statement.
(194999)
95
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, if he will place in the Library a copy of the tenancy agreement relating to the use of ministerial residences in Admiralty House.
(195001)
96
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, with reference to the Answer of 6th November 2007 to the hon. Member for Hertfordshire North East, Official Report, column 861W, on Admiralty House, what the cost of (a) cleaning, (b) minor works and (c) refurbishment of the official ministerial residence in Admiralty House formerly occupied by the right hon. Member for Ashfield has been since he vacated the residence.
(195002)
97
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, pursuant to the Answer of 19th February 1008, Official Report, column 685W, on Admiralty House: empty property, what the cost of (a) cleaning, (b) minor works and (c) refurbishment of the official ministerial residence in Admiralty House formerly occupied by the right hon. Member for Derby South was prior to its occupancy by the former Lord Chancellor.
(195005)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
98
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps her Department is taking to encourage local authorities to allow the public to (a) present petitions and (b) speak at sessions of full council meetings.
(194870)
99
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether she has had recent discussions on steps to encourage public participation in full local authority council meetings.
(194871)
100
N
Mr Geoffrey Cox (Torridge & West Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will issue guidance to local authorities on the saying of prayers at council meetings.
(194230)
101
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many claims for discrimination, based on (a) sex, (b) race and (c) sexual orientation, were brought by members of her Department and its predecessors and settled (i) in and (ii) out of court in each of the last five years.
(194976)
102
N
Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland & Melton): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many objections her Department has received by (a) email, (b) post and (c) other means to the proposed Pennbury eco-town project near Leicester.
(193584)
103
N
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what guidance her Department gives to local authorities and inspectors on the consideration to be given to local housing need when reaching planning decisions on proposals for affordable housing in rural areas where the proposals are brought forward under rural exceptions policies.
(194167)
104
Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Answer of 17th July 2007, Official Report, column 226W, on playing fields: planning, how many members of staff in her Department are working on the consultation paper on the review of statutory consultees.
(194943)
105
Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Answer of 17th July 2007, Official Report, column 226W, on playing fields: planning, for what reason the consultation paper on the review of statutory consultees was not published in 2007; when it was (a) commissioned and (b) originally due for publication; and when it is expected to be published.
(194944)
106
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when her Department's euro changeover plan was last updated.
(194587)
107
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what powers the Mayor of London has in relation to the negotiation of section 106 agreements for planning applications in London; and if she will make a statement.
(194590)
108
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for North Tyneside of 3rd March 2008, Official Report, columns 2139-40W, what progress is being made in the recovery of the money wrongly paid to Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council.
(194591)
109
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, at what level within her Department the misallocation of Local Authority Business Growth Incentive funds to Newcastle-under-Lyme was authorised.
(194592)
110
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which local authorities reported efficiency savings from street light management in (a) backward-look and (b) forward-look efficiency statements made to her Department in each year since the statements' inception.
(194647)
111
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what guidance she has issued to local authorities on efficiency savings to be achieved from the management of street lighting.
(194648)
112
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what financial assistance was given to Shrewsbury Borough Council to help provide affordable housing in (a) 2006 and (b) 2007.
(194684)
113
Tom Levitt (High Peak): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what proportion of town green applications remained undecided after (a) two and (b) five years on the latest date for which figures are available.
(194854)
114
Tom Levitt (High Peak): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the average time taken for processing a town green application was in the latest period for which figures are available.
(194855)
115
Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will place in the Library a copy of the business case related to the provision of public services by single joint venture partnerships; and if she will make a statement.
(194931)
116
Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate she has made of forecast effects on costs of the procurement of local services by Southwest One, broken down by area of service provision.
(194935)
117
Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment she has made of the effects on existing local services in Somerset County Council and Taunton Deane Borough Council of the recent contract with Southwest One; and if she will make a statement.
(194938)
118
Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much was paid from the public purse to IBM (a) prior to and (b) in connection with the establishment of (i) the joint venture partnership in the South West and (ii) Southwest One.
(194940)
119
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what payments (a) her Department and (b) its agencies have made to CMPi in the last 12 months.
(194813)
120
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the budget of each regional resilience forum is for the financial year 2007-08.
(194814)
121
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 standard form, VO6403.
(194815)
122
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what changes have been made to the planning regime affecting premises licensed to sell alcohol since May 1997.
(194816)
123
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what (a) her Department's and (b) the Valuation Office Agency's most recent estimate is of the number and proportion of domestic dwellings in England which are in incorrect council tax bands.
(194817)
124
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much funding her Department will allocate to local authorities under the Local Authority Business Growth Incentive scheme in (a) 2008-09 and (b) 2009-10.
(194818)
125
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what role her Department has in relation to the national pay review of local authority officers.
(194821)
126
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate her Department has made of the change in the number of municipal public conveniences in the last 10 years.
(194822)
127
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many council tax valuations appeals there have been in Oxfordshire in the last three years, broken down by billing authority; and how many resulted in a lower banding being awarded.
(194825)
128
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 6th March 2008 to the hon. Member for Welwyn Hatfield, Official Report, column 2775W, on empty property, what the locations were of each of the properties for which public requests were received; and for what reasons each request was refused or accepted.
(194826)
129
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many press, marketing, media and communications staff are employed by the (a) Standards Board for England and (b) the Adjudication Panel for England.
(194827)
130
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether homes (a) owned and (b) rented by the Ministry of Defence are covered by the provisions of Public Requests to Order Disposal.
(194828)
131
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 9th January 2008, Official Report, column 545W, on casinos: planning permission, if she will place in the Library a copy of the document held by the Planning Inspectorate and provided as part of the appeal statement by the appellant in the case of Blue Chip Casino against the decision of Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council, ref: APP/G4620/A/06/2007910.
(194830)
132
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 26th February 2008 to the hon. Member for Welwyn Hatfield, Official Report, column 1410W, on community centres: valuation, how many properties under the category of hall and premises were on the rating lists in (a) England and (b) each Government Office region in the most recent period for which figures are available.
(194831)
133
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if she will encourage the use of referendums to promote community engagement in the forthcoming White Paper.
(194835)
134
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 Bromley and Chislehurst of 5th March 2008, Official Report, column 2886W, on electoral register: fraud, to which local authorities the legal advice has been circulated; and if she will place a copy in the Library of the advice.
(194837)
135
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 Bromley and Chislehurst of 6th March 2008, Official Report, column 2775W, on divisions, what (a) working groups and (b) committees there are within her Department's Local Government and Regeneration division.
(194839)
136
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, on what dates the Homes and Communities Agency will (a) be formally constituted and (b) commence its work.
(194994)
137
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether the proposed development in the Thames Gateway area entails building on green belt land.
(194998)
138
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the timetable for the publication of the counter-terrorism supplement on planning is; and what plans there are for a consultation to be held on the document.
(195000)
139
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 18th December 2007, Official Report, column 1344W, on regional government: Brussels, what guidance has been given to the European regional offices on whether they are public authorities for the purposes of (a) the Environmental Information Regulations and (b) the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
(195003)
140
Mr Jamie Reed (Copeland): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate she has made of the cost to the public purse of Cumbria County Council's legal actions contesting the national equal pay claim.
(194584)
141
Mr Jamie Reed (Copeland): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much Cumbria County Council has spent on legal costs in contesting equal pay claims.
(194585)
142
Geraldine Smith (Morecambe & Lunesdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps her Department is taking to increase the supply of affordable housing in (a) Morecambe and Lunesdale constituency and (b) Lancashire.
(194713)
143
Mike Wood (Batley & Spen): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many homelessness applications were rejected in the fourth quarter of 2007 in each of the English regions; and what percentage change that represented compared with the same period in the previous year.
(194810)
144
Mike Wood (Batley & Spen): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many approaches for help to local authority homelessness units there are in each of the English regions in the fourth quarter of 2007; and what percentage change that represented compared with the same period in the previous year.
(194811)
145
Mike Wood (Batley & Spen): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps she has taken in response to allegations of gatekeeping by local authority homelessness units where those approaching for assistance are prevented from making an official homelessness application.
(194812)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
146
Ben Chapman (Wirral South): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much was awarded to Wirral South constituency by (a) the Big Lottery Fund, (b) Arts Council England, (c) Sport England and (d) the Heritage Lottery Fund between 2002 and 2008.
(194741)
147
Ben Chapman (Wirral South): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps (a) the Big Lottery Fund, (b) Sport England, (c) the Arts Council England and (d) the Heritage Lottery Fund takes to encourage the submission of funding bids in areas where funding has previously been awarded.
(194742)
148
Ben Chapman (Wirral South): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will make a statement on the Heritage Lottery Fund's new mentoring scheme.
(194743)
149
Ben Chapman (Wirral South): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether (a) the Big Lottery Fund and (b) Sport England has plans to introduce a mentoring scheme similar to that proposed by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
(194744)
150
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what response his Department has made to the final report of the Independent Fees Review Panel chaired by Sir Les Elton.
(194579)
151
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many claims for discrimination, based on (a) sex, (b) race and (c) sexual orientation, were brought by members of his Department and settled (i) in and (ii) out of court in each of the last five years.
(194977)
152
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many organisations in (a) Bexleyheath and Crayford constituency and (b) the London Borough of Bexley (i) applied for and (ii) received funds from each different funding programme from the Big Lottery Fund since its creation.
(194659)
153
Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 25th February 2008, Official Report, columns 1178-9W, on museums and galleries, how many people each percentage figure represents.
(194819)
154
Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 3rd March 2008, Official Report, columns 2121-2W, on cultural heritage, how many people each percentage figure represents.
(194820)
155
Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 11th March 2008, Official Report, column 321W, on music, if he will break down the figures provided for Arts Council funding by type of music.
(194823)
156
Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to his Department's press release of 13th February 2008 entitled young people to get five hours of culture a week - £135m funding boost announced, how he plans to measure the number of hours of arts and culture a week children receive in the pilot areas; and what estimate he has made of the number they currently receive.
(194873)
157
Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to his Department's press release of 13th February 2008 entitled young people to get five hours of culture a week - £135m funding boost announced, when he plans to establish the Youth Culture Trust.
(194874)
158
Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 10th December 2007, Official Report, column 10, on playing fields, what assessment he has made of the concerns raised about the adequacy of playing fields protection, with particular reference to the five year rule on consultation.
(194875)
159
Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what public service agreement targets which relate to increasing access to the arts among priority groups and participation in the arts by priority groups his Department has set since 1997; and what progress has been made on each of them.
(194915)
160
Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many regional theatres closed in each year since 1997.
(194916)
161
Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many regional museums closed in each year since 1997.
(194917)
162
Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what funding his Department made available for youth (a) theatre, (b) dance and (c) music in each of the last 10 years.
(194918)
163
Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many children under the age of 16 years (a) participated in arts activity, (b) attended an arts event, (c) accessed a museum or gallery and (d) visited an historic environment site in each year since 1997 for which figures are available.
(194919)
164
Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what his estimate is of the number of hours of arts and culture children receive each week.
(194920)
165
Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much public funding has been provided to campaigns promoting (a) responsible consumption of alcohol and (b) responsible gambling since 1997.
(194921)
166
Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much public funding has been spent on campaigns against (a) racism and (b) homophobia in sport since 1997.
(194922)
167
Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how his Department defines a playing field.
(194923)
168
Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether he has met (a) Sport England and (b) Fields in Trust to discuss the effectiveness of legislation for the protection of playing fields in the last 12 months.
(194924)
169
Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many planning applications were accepted for development of playing fields where the site was too small or the wrong shape to accommodate a playing pitch in each of the last five years.
(194926)
170
Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much funding has been (a) allocated and (b) spent on (i) reports, (ii) conferences and (iii) the public service publisher project.
(194927)
171
Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the spend per capita was of (a) public funding and (b) Lottery funding for sport in each of the last three years.
(194928)
172
Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment his Department has made of the cost to the UK economy of physical inactivity.
(194929)
173
Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what his Department's public service agreement targets were for combating obesity in (a) 1998, (b) 2000, (c) 2002, (d) 2004 and (e) 2007; and what the (i) baselines and (ii) targets set were in each case.
(194932)
174
Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, on how many occasions he chose not to accept English Heritage's advice on the listing of buildings in each of the last three years; and on how many occasions this was because he did not assess the building as having sufficient architectural or historic interest to merit listing.
(194933)
175
Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 10th March 2008, Official Report, columns 149-50W, on television advertising, who is responsible for monitoring the gambling industry's voluntary code; when the code will come into force; whether all gambling industry sectors have agreed to this code; and whether gambling is currently advertised on television before the 9pm watershed.
(195008)
176
Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 10th December 2007, Official Report, columns 10-11, on playing fields, whether he has subsequently met Sport England to discuss concerns raised about the protection currently provided to playing fields, with specific reference to the five-year rule on consultation.
(195010)
177
N
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many applications there have been to the Gambling Commission from an operator seeking a remote operating licence only.
(194389)
178
N
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Written Ministerial Statement of 11th March 2008, Official Report, column 7WS, on playing field statistics, which 40 applications led to a detrimental impact on sport, broken down by local authority.
(194462)
179
N
Helen Jones (Warrington North): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with the Arts Council on encouraging theatre, opera and ballet companies to schedule more tours in the regions of England.
(194376)
180
N
Helen Jones (Warrington North): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions he has had with the North West Development Agency on support for creative industries in the North West region.
(194451)
181
N
Helen Jones (Warrington North): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions he has had with the Department for Communities and Local Government on library services.
(194452)
182
N
Helen Jones (Warrington North): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with (a) other government departments and (b) local authorities on community arts projects in the last 12 months.
(194453)
183
N
Helen Jones (Warrington North): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the membership of the North West Cultural Consortium is; and what criteria were used to determine the Consortium's membership.
(194454)
184
N
John Mann (Bassetlaw): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what expenditure on publicly-funded arts and culture was in 2007, broken down by constituency.
(194232)
185
Mr Andy Reed (Loughborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much funding grassroots community sport has received from (a) the National Lottery and (b) the public purse in each year since 1997; and how much it is projected to receive in each year of the comprehensive spending review period to 2010-11.
(194861)
186
N
Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether his Department has produced guidelines on (a) the provision of public swimming pools per head of population and (b) the size of new public swimming pools.
(194512)
187
N
Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, who is responsible for compiling the data on the Active Places website; and how much the website cost to maintain in 2007-08.
(194513)
188
Bob Russell (Colchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many monochrome television licences were issued in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(194937)
189
Mr John Spellar (Warley): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of trends in figures for S4C.
(194858)
190
Mr Alan Williams (Swansea West): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when he expects to be able to give a date for the ending of analogue signals from the Kilvey transmitter in Swansea.
(194689)
191
Mr Alan Williams (Swansea West): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that advice about the Digital Switchover Help Scheme is given at an early stage of the conversion from analogue to digital television transmission in Swansea.
(194690)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence
192
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many claims for discrimination, based on (a) sex, (b) race and (c) sexual orientation, were brought by members of his Department and settled (i) in and (ii) out of court in each of the last five years.
(194978)
193
N
Nick Harvey (North Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many members of the Territorial Army have been killed in operations in Iraq since 2003, broken down by (a) rank and (b) regiment.
(194444)
194
N
Nick Harvey (North Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many members of (a) the Territorial Army and (b) Commonwealth forces served in Iraq in each year since 2003.
(194445)
195
N
Nick Harvey (North Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many members of the (a) Army, (b) Royal Navy, (c) Royal Air Force and (d) Marines have been killed in operations in Iraq since 2003.
(194446)
196
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what additional funding has been allocated in 2008 to improve military personnel accommodation in Shrewsbury and Atcham constituency.
(194682)
197
N
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make it his policy to place in the Library responses to the Defence Internal Brief of 11th March 2008 - Views invited for the Service Personnel Command Paper either in full or redacted to protect individuals' confidentiality.
(194447)
198
N
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will place in the Library responses to the National Recognition Study either in full or redacted to protect individuals' confidentiality.
(194448)
199
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what proportion of non-UK nationals who enter the UK to apply to join the armed forces were accepted in each of the last five years.
(194692)
200
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what proportion of non-UK personnel in the armed forces are (a) single and (b) accompanied by dependents.
(194777)
201
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many complaints have been received from (a) service personnel and (b) dependents of service personnel about treatment received after referral by a service doctor to hospitals in Cyprus in each of the last 10 years.
(194946)
202
N
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans there are for an international conference to review progress in the implementation of the Afghanistan Compact; and if he will make a statement.
(194181)
203
N
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether a rebalancing of responsibility between ISAF and the Afghan national security forces in respect of leadership and primacy in the security field is planned during the course of 2008; and if he will make a statement.
(194182)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
204
N
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 6th February 2008, Official Report, column 1276W, on animal welfare: religion, what progress has been made on taking into account the views of religious communities while upholding the requirements of animal health and welfare legislation; and if he will make a statement.
(194375)
205
N
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he was first advised that the RSPCA were seeking in December 2007, to euthanise the cow, Gangotri, at Bhaktivedanta Manor under the terms of the Animal Welfare Act 2006; and if he will make a statement.
(194382)
206
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many claims for discrimination, based on (a) sex, (b) race and (c) sexual orientation, were brought by members of his Department and settled (i) in and (ii) out of court in each of the last five years.
(194979)
207
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what internal drainage boards (IDBs) there are in the south west of England; what discussions are planned between IDBs, the Environment Agency and the South West Regional Development Agency on flooding; and if he will make a statement.
(194840)
208
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress is being made in establishing the Wet Washland scheme to protect Shrewsbury and other towns on the River Severn from future flooding.
(194680)
209
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what compensation payments were made to farmers in Shropshire in respect of cattle destroyed following contraction of bovine tuberculosis in (a) 2006 and (b) 2007.
(194683)
210
Judy Mallaber (Amber Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the whole-life carbon footprint of (a) paper and (b) plastic bags.
(194606)
211
Mr James Paice (South East Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much he has allocated to Warm Front for each financial year between 2008 and 2011; what Warm Front's budget was for 2007-08; and what estimate he has made of the number of vulnerable households that will have central heating installed as a result of the scheme in each year to 2011.
(194945)
212
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether properties with a class H council tax exemption will be liable for the new charges for the collection of household waste in areas where the charges are being introduced.
(194766)
213
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how the new charges for the collection of household waste will be levied on (a) student halls of residence, (b) houses of multiple occupancy and (c) blocks of flats with communal waste bins or chutes.
(194767)
214
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many waste collection authorities have (a) closed lid policies and (b) no side waste collection policies, for the collection of household waste.
(194768)
215
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make it his policy for payments from the Department for Communities and Local Government towards the Carbon Offsetting Fund to be used to support offsetting or renewable energy projects in local communities in the UK.
(194769)
216
Mr Andy Reed (Loughborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what provision is made for deaf people to access services provided by his Department through call centres.
(194950)
217
N
Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many people were (a) prosecuted for and (b) convicted of trading in endangered species in each year since the new legislation on such trading was introduced.
(194515)
218
Martin Salter (Reading West): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he plans to proceed with the introduction of a sea angling licence; and if he will make a statement.
(194586)
219
Geraldine Smith (Morecambe & Lunesdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department has taken to encourage businesses in Morecambe and Lunesdale constituency to recycle waste in the last 12 months.
(194714)
220
N
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the cost to his Department was of the facilities management infrastructure in each of the last five financial years; and what it is expected to be in 2007-08.
(194169)
221
N
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the reasons why an in-house bid has not been made with regard to his Department's plans to outsource the facilities management functions in his Department and its agencies.
(194170)
222
N
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect that outsourcing of his Department's facilities management infrastructure will have on his Department's staff.
(194171)
223
N
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he expects to make a decision to outsource his Department's facilities management infrastructure.
(194172)
224
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 4th March 2008, Official Report, column 2281W on mauve stingers, to which types of jellyfish blooms the UK is vulnerable; and if he will make a statement.
(194850)
225
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 4th March 2008, Official Report, column 2281W, on mauve stingers, what assessment he has made of whether climate change has made the UK more vulnerable to mauve stingers; and if he will make a statement.
(194851)
226
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 4th March 2008, Official Report, column 2281W, on mauve stingers, whether he has commissioned research into mauve stingers; and if he will make a statement.
(194852)
227
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 4th March 2008, Official Report, column 2281W, on mauve stingers, on which occasions mauve stingers have affected the UK aquaculture sector; and if he will make a statement.
(194853)
228
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the rising global demand for food products on the UK's ability to secure domestic food supplies.
(194806)
229
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effects of rising food costs on (a) food security, (b) food poverty and (c) international food programmes.
(194809)
230
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to secure an international ban on shark finning.
(194903)
231
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make it his policy to press for an international moratorium on shark hunting.
(194904)
232
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much food entered the waste stream in each of the last three years.
(194905)
233
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effects of food waste from domestic sources on landfill capacity in the last three years.
(194906)
234
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Waste and Resources Action Programme in encouraging supermarkets to take steps to reduce food waste.
(194907)
235
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the Waste and Resources Action Programme's budget was in (a) 2005-06, (b) 2006-07 and (c) 2007-08; and what its budget will be in 2008-09.
(194908)
236
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many people were in food poverty in each of the last three years, broken down by region.
(194909)
237
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effects of oil and gas exploration in the Moray Firth on bottlenose dolphin populations.
(194910)
238
N
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will introduce dog licences.
(194531)
239
N
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will introduce compulsory micro-chipping of dogs.
(194532)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
240
Ms Katy Clark (North Ayrshire and Arran): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether it will be necessary to enter into a further tendering of the ferry services to the Scottish island communities currently provided by Caledonian MacBrayne should the Treaty of Lisbon be ratified and the Protocol on Services of General Interest come into effect.
(194776)
241
Ms Katy Clark (North Ayrshire and Arran): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 3rd March 2008, Official Report, column 2143W, on Colombia, what the evidential basis is for his statement that illegal armed groups, including the FARC, are committing the majority of human rights abuses in Colombia.
(194877)
242
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many claims for discrimination, based on (a) sex, (b) race and (c) sexual orientation, were brought by members of his Department and settled (i) in and (ii) out of court in each of the last five years.
(194980)
243
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make it his policy that representatives of the Government attend a peace conference and signing of a peace deal between the government of Uganda and the Lord's Resistance Army if invited.
(194604)
244
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received of the recent statement by the EU Commissioner for Development and Humanitarian Aid on EU-Cuba relations; and if he will make it his policy to (a) support the cessation of EU diplomatic sanctions in respect of Cuba and (b) promote constructive engagement with Cuba.
(194646)
245
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans he has to visit Saudi Arabia.
(194679)
246
N
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he plans to take in the week beginning 17th March to monitor the (a) treatment and (b) risk of torture of Mr Simon Mann in Black Beach Prison, Equatorial Guinea.
(194456)
247
N
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has been informed of a date for the trial of Simon Mann.
(194457)
248
N
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has received an explanation for the shackling of Simon Mann by the Equatorial Guinea authorities.
(194458)
249
N
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the psychological pressure being applied by the Equatorial Guinea authorities to Simon Mann.
(194459)
250
N
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what criteria he applies in assessing whether a court procedure overseas amounts to a fair trial.
(194460)
251
N
John Mann (Bassetlaw): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which issues were raised by the UK representative at the 31st August 2007 preparatory conference for Durban II on (a) anti-Semitism, (b) Holocaust education and (c) the UK's view of the events of Durban I.
(194165)
252
N
John Mann (Bassetlaw): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will publish the minutes of preparatory meetings for Durban II.
(194166)
253
N
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the report of 6th March by the UN Secretary-General on the situation in Afghanistan, what representations he has received from the United Nations on the issue of access to detention centres in Afghanistan run by international military forces; and if he will make a statement.
(194183)
254
N
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which detention centres in Afghanistan are run by international military forces; and to which of these centres UN officials have access.
(194184)
255
N
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what changes have been made to the mandate of the incoming UN Special Representative for Afghanistan as compared with that of his predecessor; and if he will make a statement.
(194185)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
256
Ms Diane Abbott (Hackney North & Stoke Newington): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what benchmarks have been established to assess the fitness of private contractors to undertake work in prison health care departments; what penalties apply to contractors who fail to meet their contractual obligations; and if he will make a statement.
(195011)
257
Ms Diane Abbott (Hackney North & Stoke Newington): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he has taken to maintain the quality of care in prison health care departments run by private companies; and if he will make a statement.
(195012)
258
Ms Diane Abbott (Hackney North & Stoke Newington): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what measures are in place to ensure that employees of health care departments in the prison service do not lose benefits as a result of the transfer of undertakings to private contractors; and if he will make a statement.
(195013)
259
N
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average spend per patient by each cancer network was in England in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(194177)
260
N
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much was allocated to each primary care trust (PCT) in England in the latest financial year for which figures are available; and what the population in each PCT area is.
(194178)
261
N
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what budget allocations were made to each primary care trust in England in respect of each main category condition and disease for the last three years for which figures are available.
(194180)
262
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many claims for discrimination, based on (a) sex, (b) race and (c) sexual orientation, were brought by members of his Department and settled (i) in and (ii) out of court in each of the last five years.
(194981)
263
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of the level of provision of free podiatry services by primary care trusts in London.
(194657)
264
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to end the practice of charging fees to patients with blue disability badges at hospital car parks in England.
(194681)
265
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many beds in psychiatric wards for adults (a) of working age and (b) older than the working age were occupied by patients whose discharge was delayed in each of the last three years, broken down by trust; and what proportion of all delayed discharges in the NHS those figures represented.
(194730)
266
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many discharges of psychiatric patients were delayed for reasons other than awaiting transfer to local authority care, in each of the last three years, broken down by individual trust.
(194731)
267
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many delayed discharge cases of psychiatric patients were awaiting transfer to local authority care in each of the last three years, broken down by trust.
(194732)
268
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what (a) targets and (b) guidelines have been set for trusts to deal with delayed discharge; and what penalty is paid by trusts for delayed discharge of (i) patients with mental health problems and (ii) other patients.
(194733)
269
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 4th March 2008, Official Report, column 2392W, on nurses: schools, if he will break down the number of full-time equivalent fully-qualified school nurses by (a) region, (b) primary care trust and (c) local authority.
(194727)
270
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 4th March 2008, Official Report, column 2392W, on nurses: schools, what estimate he has made of the percentage of schools in England that are visited by a fully qualified school nurse.
(194728)
271
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 4th March 2008, Official Report, column 2392W, on nurses: schools, how many children were seen by a fully qualified school nurse in each year since 2004.
(194729)
272
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 27th February 2008, Official Report, column 1734W on care homes, if he will break down the statistics provided by (a) region and (b) local authority.
(194734)
273
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 29th November 2007, Official Report, column 724W, on Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust: finance, following the publication of the NHS Operating Framework for 2008-09, if he will place a copy of the report on the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust in the Library.
(194735)
274
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 29th February 2008, Official Report, column 1979W, on obesity: health education, for what reasons part of the budget allocated to obesity campaigns was unspent in 2006-07.
(194737)
275
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 4th March 2008, Official Report, column 2383W, on health trainers, how many health trainers there were in (a) each primary care trust and (b) the NHS in September 2006.
(194738)
276
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 4th March 2008, Official Report, column 2383W, on health trainers, how much was allocated to each spearhead primary care trust in 2006-07 from the choosing health budget to pay for health trainers.
(194739)
277
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 4th March 2008, Official Report, column 2383W, on health trainers, how much was allocated to each primary care trust in 2007-08 from the choosing health budget to pay for health trainers.
(194740)
278
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many care homes for the elderly were closed (a) temporarily and (b) permanently on grounds of failure (i) to meet national minimum standards and (ii) to comply with conditions placed on them as a result of not meeting national minimum standards in each of the last three years.
(194841)
279
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many deliveries at each NHS maternity unit there were in the latest year for which figures are available, broken down by maternity unit within each NHS trust.
(194898)
280
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will place in the Library copies of the (a) agenda, (b) minutes and (c) summary of feedback from delegates at his Department's cleaning summit on 28th February.
(194899)
281
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which organisations were represented at his Department's cleaning summit held on 28th February.
(194900)
282
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost was of his Department's cleaning summit held on 28th February.
(194901)
283
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many prescription penalty notices were issued in each financial year since 1997-98 for which figures are available; and how much was collected each year in penalty charges.
(194902)
284
Chris McCafferty (Calder Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress has been made on the consultation being conducted by the Human Fertilisation and Embroyology Authority on single embryo transfer; and if he will make a statement.
(195006)
285
Chris McCafferty (Calder Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he has taken to (a) monitor and (b) encourage the implementation of National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence guidelines on the assessment and treatment of people with fertility problems; and if he will make a statement.
(195007)
286
Dr Alasdair McDonnell (Belfast South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress is being made in improving the treatment of hidradenitis suppurative; and if he will make a statement.
(194745)
287
N
John Mann (Bassetlaw): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of healthcare has been delivered by the private sector in each year since 1980.
(194234)
288
N
Anne Milton (Guildford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 7th March 2008, Official Report, column 2854W, on chlamydia screening, what performance management routes are being used by his Department; and if he will make a statement.
(194384)
289
N
Greg Mulholland (Leeds North West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many letters his Department has received from users of stoma and urology products commenting on the proposed changes to Part IX of the Drug Tariff for the provision of stoma and incontinence appliances and related services to primary care in the last three months.
(194168)
290
N
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what expenditure his Department has incurred on the review of Part IX of the drug tariff in 2008; and what the total cost of the review has been to date.
(194455)
291
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many branded plastic bags his Department and its agencies purchased in the last 24 months; and at what cost.
(194765)
292
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what funding his Department has given to the Marie Stopes organisation to (a) establish and (b) maintain its recently established abortion telephone counselling service.
(194711)
293
Mr Andy Reed (Loughborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what provision is made for deaf people to access services provided by his Department through call centres.
(194949)
294
N
Willie Rennie (Dunfermline and West Fife): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, by what mechanisms his Department maintains standards in care plans for people in receipt of end of life care.
(194377)
295
N
Willie Rennie (Dunfermline and West Fife): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance his Department has issued on co-ordination of the provision of choice and dignity in end of life care between strategic health authorities, primary care trusts and hospices in the last twelve months.
(194378)
296
N
Willie Rennie (Dunfermline and West Fife): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many hospices in England received funding from his Department in the last 12 months.
(194379)
297
Willie Rennie (Dunfermline and West Fife): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what funding he provided to hospices for the provision of medicines for people in receipt of end-of-life care in 2006-07.
(194653)
298
Bob Russell (Colchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make representations to the pharmaceutical industry to seek a reduction in the amount of packaging for prescriptions; and if he will make a statement.
(194936)
299
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) GPs, (b) dentists, (c) optometrists and (d) pharmacies there were in (i) England and (ii) each English region in each of the last three years; and how many this equated to per 100,000 resident population in each category.
(194593)
300
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many eye tests funded by the public purse in (a) England and (b) each region in each of the last 10 years; and what percentage of those who had eye tests subsequently received (i) spectacles for the first time and (ii) replacement or repairs of spectacles funded by the public purse.
(194594)
301
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many hospital staff in England were hospitalised as a result of assault while on duty in each of the last three years.
(194654)
302
N
Geraldine Smith (Morecambe & Lunesdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what improvements are being considered by North Lancashire Primary Care Trust to GP services in Morecambe and Lunesdale constituency.
(194461)
303
Geraldine Smith (Morecambe & Lunesdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent steps his Department has taken to secure adequate psychological therapy provision in Morecambe and Lunesdale constituency.
(194712)
304
Geraldine Smith (Morecambe & Lunesdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many official complaints about treatment in (a) the Royal Lancaster Infirmary and (b) Westmorland General Hospital were received in each of the last five years.
(194715)
305
Geraldine Smith (Morecambe & Lunesdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people received medical treatment at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary in 2007.
(194717)
306
Geraldine Smith (Morecambe & Lunesdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people in Morecambe and Lunesdale constituency were being treated for drug addiction at the latest date for which figures are available.
(194721)
307
Geraldine Smith (Morecambe & Lunesdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many residents of Morecambe and Lunesdale constituency had been diagnosed as HIV positive at the latest date for which figures are available.
(194722)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
308
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether DNA data may be shared between EU states through the European database of dangerous offenders in relation to organised crime.
(194663)
309
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she expects the National Ballistics Intelligence Service Database, the National Firearms Register on the Police National Computer and the National Firearms Licensing Management System to be able to share data.
(194664)
310
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will break down by nationality the asylum applicants dealt with under the legacy exercise who have been (a) granted and (b) refused indefinite leave to remain.
(194674)
311
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the feasibility of identifying separately the number of (a) crimes reported to the police and (b) crimes discovered by the police.
(194582)
312
N
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many of those arrested in connection with suspected offences under (a) section 57 and (b) section 58 of the Terrorism Act 2000 have been (i) released without charge, (ii) charged, (iii) convicted and given custodial sentences, (iv) convicted and given non-custodial sentences and (v) recommended for deportation or made subject of a decision to deport.
(194529)
313
N
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many of those arrested in connection with suspected offences under (a) section 1 and (b) section 2 of the Terrorism Act 2006 have been (i) released without charge, (ii) charged, (iii) convicted and given custodial sentences, (iv) convicted and given non-custodial sentences and (v) recommended for deportation or made subject of a decision to deport; and of those charged, what offences they were charged with.
(194530)
314
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps the Government plans to take to stop employers employing illegal immigrants.
(194133)
315
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many claims for discrimination, based on (a) sex, (b) race and (c) sexual orientation, were brought by members of her Department and settled (i) in and (ii) out of court in each of the last five years.
(194982)
316
Damian Green (Ashford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which UK ports of entry do not have local health and safety policies in place for immigration officers and other Border and Immigration Agency staff in circumstances where those staff are not permanently based at the ports.
(194607)
317
N
Nick Herbert (Arundel & South Downs): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much (a) was spent on the facilitated returns scheme in 2006-07 and (b) has been spent in 2007-08.
(193231)
318
N
Nick Herbert (Arundel & South Downs): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of payments under the facilitated returns scheme were made to (a) failed asylum seekers, (b) migrants and (c) foreign national prisoners in the last year for which information is available.
(193232)
319
N
John Mann (Bassetlaw): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many individuals were convicted of terrorist offences in the UK in each year since 1978.
(194235)
320
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost to the public purse has been of the ministerial residence in South Eaton Place since the property was unoccupied.
(194995)
321
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what access local authorities will have to the national identity register.
(194996)
322
Mr Andy Reed (Loughborough): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what provision is made for deaf people to access services provided by her Department through call centres.
(194948)
323
Geraldine Smith (Morecambe & Lunesdale): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to reduce burglaries in Morecambe and Lunesdale constituency.
(194723)
324
Geraldine Smith (Morecambe & Lunesdale): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the average number of agency workers employed in her Department in the latest period for which figures are available.
(194726)
325
Geraldine Smith (Morecambe & Lunesdale): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department has taken to reduce car crime since 1997.
(194784)
326
Geraldine Smith (Morecambe & Lunesdale): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she has taken to prevent drug dealing at or near school gates in the last three years.
(194808)
327
Mr John Spellar (Warley): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many complaints have been received by Cambridgeshire police of abuse of service personnel in Peterborough in the last six months.
(194859)
328
Mr Shailesh Vara (North West Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many individuals are subject to control orders; and how many of those are claiming benefits, broken down by type of benefit.
(194589)
Questions to the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission
329
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth): To ask the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, how many claims for discrimination, based on (a) sex, (b) race and (c) sexual orientation, were brought by members of the House Service and settled (i) in and (ii) out of court in each of the last five years.
(194971)
330
Mr Frank Doran (Aberdeen North): To ask the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, whether the Corporate Officer of the House of Commons plans to appeal against the decision of the Information Tribunal 26th February 2008.
(194691)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills
331
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, how many claims for discrimination, based on (a) sex, (b) race and (c) sexual orientation, were brought by members of his Department and its predecessor and settled (i) in and (ii) out of court in each of the last five years.
(194983)
332
Anne Main (St Albans): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, whether any Ministerial residencies are allocated to Ministers in his Department.
(194656)
333
N
Mr Eric Martlew (Carlisle): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what he plans to spend on the operation of the Diamond facility at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in each of the next three financial years.
(194449)
334
Mr Andy Reed (Loughborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what provision is made for deaf people to access services provided by his Department through call centres.
(194880)
335
David Simpson (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what (a) grants and (b) training schemes are available through his Department for people (i) over 55 years old and (ii) in retirement to learn new job skills.
(194595)
336
Geraldine Smith (Morecambe & Lunesdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, how many students in Morecambe and Lunesdale constituency entered higher education in (a) 2003-04, (b) 2004-05, (c) 2005-06 and (d) 2006-07.
(194724)
337
Geraldine Smith (Morecambe & Lunesdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what assistance his Department makes available to enable mature students to attend universities.
(194725)
Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development
338
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many claims for discrimination, based on (a) sex, (b) race and (c) sexual orientation, were brought by members of his Department and settled (i) in and (ii) out of court in each of the last five years.
(194984)
339
Tom Levitt (High Peak): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment he has made of the potential role of international companies in promoting development in Africa; and what steps he is taking to promote and co-ordinate such involvement.
(194578)
340
Geraldine Smith (Morecambe & Lunesdale): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what aid his Department has provided to Mozambique in the last 12 months.
(194781)
341
Geraldine Smith (Morecambe & Lunesdale): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department takes to monitor value for money of international aid where funding is given directly to the government of a developing country.
(194783)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Justice
342
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many claims for discrimination, based on (a) sex, (b) race and (c) sexual orientation, were brought by members of his Department and its predecessor and settled (i) in and (ii) out of court in each of the last five years.
(194985)
343
Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the Answer of 18th September 2007, Official Report, column 2091W, on illegal broadcasting: video recordings, how many (a) prosecutions and (b) convictions there were in 2006 for offences of the supply of video works to individuals who were under the age of the designated classification.
(195009)
344
Andrew Gwynne (Denton & Reddish): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 10th January 2008, Official Report, column 756W, on cemeteries, what progress has been made on proposals to allow local authorities to re-use graves in their cemeteries.
(194736)
345
Mr David Hamilton (Midlothian): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment has been made of the adequacy of safeguards for internet users who have their online activities monitored by internet service providers.
(194856)
346
Mr David Hamilton (Midlothian): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what consideration he has given to introducing legislation that would require an opt-in for internet users before internet service providers are allowed to collect information about which websites an individual visits.
(194857)
347
N
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many solicitors in each bid zone began providing legal services to clients who required legal aid for (a) civil law and (b) criminal law in each of the last five years.
(194386)
348
N
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many solicitors providing legal services to clients who required legal aid for (a) civil law and (b) criminal law there were in each bid zone in each of the last five years.
(194387)
349
N
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many solicitors in each bid zone ceased providing legal services to clients who required legal aid for (a) civil law and (b) criminal law in each of the last five years.
(194388)
350
Tom Levitt (High Peak): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will assess the adequacy of facilities for (a) disabled access, (b) security and (c) staff accommodation at Buxton magistrates' court; and if he will take any necessary action to make improvements.
(194675)
351
N
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people were charged with crimes involving violence against children in each of the last five years; and of those how many (a) pleaded reasonable chastisement as a defence, (b) were prosecuted successfully and (c) were found not guilty.
(194164)
352
Julie Morgan (Cardiff North): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he will place in the Library a copy of the manual for control and restraint in young offenders institutions.
(194876)
353
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what expenditure has been incurred by his Department or its predecessor on the ministerial flat in Admiralty House occupied by Lord Falconer after Lord Falconer ceased using the flat; and for what purpose.
(194770)
354
Dan Rogerson (North Cornwall): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what consultation his Department plans to (a) undertake or (b) commission in relation to the future use of properties in Bodmin by the Bail and Accommodation Support Service.
(194685)
355
Dan Rogerson (North Cornwall): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what consultations took place with (a) local residents and (b) North Cornwall District Council on establishing a facility for use by the Bail and Accommodation Support Service at 9 Cherry Tree Close, Bodmin.
(194686)
356
Geraldine Smith (Morecambe & Lunesdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many residents of Lancashire were convicted of drug dealing in each of the last five years.
(194716)
357
Mr Charles Walker (Broxbourne): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when the public consultation on the mental health criteria for jury duty, referred to in the report of the Social Exclusion Unit in June 2004, will be concluded.
(194655)
Questions to the Leader of the House
358
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth): To ask the Leader of the House, how many claims for discrimination, based on (a) sex, (b) race and (c) sexual orientation, were brought by members of her staff and settled (i) in and (ii) out of court in each of the last five years.
(194986)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
359
N
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, when the healthcare of those held in prison in Northern Ireland will become the responsibility of the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety.
(194443)
360
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many claims for discrimination, based on (a) sex, (b) race and (c) sexual orientation, were brought by members of his Department and settled (i) in and (ii) out of court in each of the last five years.
(194987)
361
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what funding his Department gave to Victim Support Northern Ireland in each of the last five years.
(194746)
362
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, when he expects the proposed sexual assault referral centre to open in Northern Ireland; and whether his officials are liaising with those who are running similar centres in Great Britain.
(194747)
363
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether a meeting has taken place between the organiser of the 2007 Belfast Pride parade and the full Parades Commission; and if he will make a statement.
(194748)
364
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many persons registered as missing in Northern Ireland have been missing for (a) less than one year and (b) more than five years; and what percentage these figures represent of the total number of persons missing.
(194749)
365
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many seizures of illegal drugs were made in each district command unit in each of the last five years.
(194750)
366
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many children under the age of 16 years have been (a) charged with and (b) convicted of drug-related offences in each district command unit in each of the last five years.
(194751)
367
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many children under the age of 16 years were arrested for possession of Class (a) A, (b) B and (c) C drugs in each district command unit in each of the last five years.
(194752)
368
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many persons were arrested for dealing in Class (a) A, (b) B and (c) C drugs in each district command unit in each of the last five years.
(194753)
369
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many (a) males and (b) females under the age of 19 years were (i) arrested for (ii) charged with and (iii) convicted of driving a vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol in each district command unit in each of the last five years.
(194754)
370
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many persons are serving a custodial sentence for (a) drug and (b) alcohol related offences, broken down by (i) age, (ii) sex and (iii) offence.
(194755)
371
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many (a) arrests and (b) convictions for drink-driving offences resulted in a custodial sentence in each of the last 10 years, broken down by (i) specific offence, (ii) age and (iii) sex.
(194756)
372
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many (a) vehicles were stolen and (b) persons were convicted of vehicle theft in North Belfast District Command Unit in each of the last five years.
(194757)
373
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many persons were arrested for offences related to alcohol consumption in North Belfast District Command Unit in each of the last five years, broken down by (a) age and (b) sex.
(194758)
374
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the total cost was of receptions held at Hillsborough Castle in each of the last five years, broken down by event.
(194759)
375
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the district policing partnerships.
(194760)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Scotland
376
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many claims for discrimination, based on (a) sex, (b) race and (c) sexual orientation, were brought by members of his Department and settled (i) in and (ii) out of court in each of the last five years.
(194988)
Questions to the honourable Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission
377
N
John Mann (Bassetlaw): To ask the honourable Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, on what dates specific guidance was sent to hon. and right hon. Members by the Electoral Commission on the reporting of donations by regulated donees since 2000.
(194233)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport
378
N
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for each (a) line and (b) station on the rail network which has reopened since 1980, what the (i) projected annual passenger numbers were prior to reopening and (ii) passenger numbers were (A) in the first year after reopening (B) five years after reopening and (C) 10 years after reopening.
(194564)
379
N
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what proportion of the likely benefits identified in the Adding Capacity at Heathrow Airport consultation document relate to expected profits for (a) BA, (b) other airlines and (c) BAA.
(194565)
380
N
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 6th March 2008, Official Report, column 2758W, on intercity express: consultants, how much of the £7.9 million spent by her Department on the project was incurred directly as a result of the Department taking the lead in developing the specification.
(194570)
381
N
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many short-haul flights landed at Heathrow Airport in (a) 1997 and (b) 2007.
(194571)
382
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps the Government has taken to reduce anti-social behaviour on public transport deferred from 13th March 2008.
(194132)
383
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many claims for discrimination, based on (a) sex, (b) race and (c) sexual orientation, were brought by members of her Department and settled (i) in and (ii) out of court in each of the last five years.
(194989)
384
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate she has made of the number of licensed drivers with sleep apnoea; what steps she plans to take to take account of this issue in proposals on road safety; and if she will make a statement.
(194785)
385
Tom Levitt (High Peak): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment she has made of the capacity of the Hope Valley railway line to carry freight (a) now and (b) in the future.
(194583)
386
N
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if she will set the funding allocation to local authorities for concessionary bus passes based on a calculation of the number of pensioners that are eligible for it in each local authority.
(194176)
387
N
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment her Department and its agencies have made of the effectiveness of street lighting in reducing the (a) risk and (b) seriousness of road accidents.
(194380)
388
N
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Bromley of 20th February 2008, Official Report, column 735W, on Itis Holdings, what the (a) date and (b) purpose was of each payment made to Itis Holdings between 1st February 2005 and 31st January 2008, broken down by source of payment.
(194381)
389
Mr Andy Reed (Loughborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what provision is made for deaf people to access services provided by her Department through call centres.
(194879)
390
Bob Russell (Colchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many deaths there have been as a result of crashes involving vehicles parked on motorway hard shoulders in the last 10 years for which figures are available.
(194934)
391
Bob Russell (Colchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate she has made of the annual number of (a) crashes and (b) fatalities on the motorway network (i) with and (ii) without hard shoulder running.
(194941)
392
Bob Russell (Colchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for what purposes the hard shoulders of the motorway infrastructure are used.
(194947)
393
Geraldine Smith (Morecambe & Lunesdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many road traffic accidents occurred in (a) Morecambe and Lunesdale constituency and (b) Lancashire in 2007.
(194718)
394
Geraldine Smith (Morecambe & Lunesdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent progress has been made on the refurbishment of the West Coast Main Line.
(194780)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Wales
395
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many claims for discrimination, based on (a) sex, (b) race and (c) sexual orientation, were brought by members of his Department and settled (i) in and (ii) out of court in each of the last five years.
(194973)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
396
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 19th February 2008, Official Report, columns 578-9W, on winter fuel payments, how much was spent on winter fuel payments to pensioners living in each country outside the UK in each year since the payment was introduced.
(194665)
397
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many staff his Department recruited in each of the last 10 years; what proportion of these did not have their employment continued at the end of their probationary period in each year, broken down by reason for discontinuance.
(194666)
398
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of (a) employed, (b) self-employed and (c) unemployed parents with care not claiming income support or jobseeker's allowance received maintenance in each region in each quarter since January 1997.
(194667)
399
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many parents with care (a) on and (b) not on income support and income based jobseeker's allowance were entitled to maintenance via the Child Support Agency in each quarter since 1997, broken down by region.
(194668)
400
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of claimants who were underpaid pension credit in 2006-07 have now received their full entitlement for that year.
(194669)
401
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of claimants who were underpaid council tax benefit in 2006-07 have now received their full entitlement for that year.
(194670)
402
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 21st February 2008, Official Report, column 1024W, on social security benefits: post office card account, what the administrative cost of paying benefits into post office card accounts, excluding start-up costs or investment in delivery systems, was in the last 12 months for which information is available.
(194671)
403
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 21st February 2008, Official Report, column 1024W, on social security benefits: post office card account, what the average transaction cost was of each benefit payment into a (a) bank account and (b) post office card account in the last 12 months for which information is available; and if he will make a statement.
(194672)
404
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) male and (b) female lone parents in each region claimed income support in each year since 1997.
(194673)
405
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many of those participants have taken part in (a) the New Deal for Young People, (b) New Deal 25 plus, (c) New Deal 50 plus, (d) New Deal for Lone Parents, (e) New Deal for Disabled People, (f) New Deal for Parents in West Lancashire constituency have (i) entered employment and (ii) entered sustainable employment.
(194833)
406
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many of those participants who have taken part in (a) the New Deal for Young People, (b) New Deal 25 plus, (c) New Deal 50 plus, (d) New Deal for Lone Parents, (e) New Deal for Disabled People and (f) New Deal for Parents in West Lancashire constituency in each month since inception.
(194834)
407
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claims for discrimination, based on (a) sex, (b) race and (c) sexual orientation, were brought by members of his Department and settled (i) in and (ii) out of court in each of the last five years.
(194972)
408
Mr Andy Reed (Loughborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what provision is made for deaf people to access services provided by his Department through call centres.
(194953)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform
409
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green): To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, with reference to the Chancellor of the Exchequer's Financial Statement of 12th March 2008, Official Report, columns 285-298, how the £12.5 million capital fund for female entrepreneurs will be allocated; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (194829)
Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
410
N
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the survival rates for each of the main categories of cancer are in each primary care trust in England in the last three years for which figures are available.
[Transferred] (194179)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
411
Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what progress has been made in bringing forward the changes to the Town and Country Planning (General Development Procedure) Order 1995 announced in her Department's press release, Planning to Safeguard Open Spaces and Playing Fields, of July 2002.
[Transferred] (194925)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
412
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Mid Dorset and North Poole of 5th March 2008, Official Report, columns 2510-11W, what progress is being made in his discussions with the insurance industry on the availability of insurance cover for homes in flood risk areas; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (194588)
Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development
413
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, which UK bilateral aid programmes are under way in (a) Mauritania, (b) Sierra Leone, (c) Tanzania, (d) Congo and (e) Gambia; and what the (i) duration and (ii) cost is of each.
[Transferred] (194848)
Questions to the Minister for the Olympics
414
N
Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent): To ask the Minister for the Olympics, whether the London Youth Games will be able to use the Olympic facilities during their testing phase; and what provision has been made for the London Youth Games in the Olympics legacy.
[Transferred] (194514)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
415
Tom Levitt (High Peak): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the impact which the transfer of the SK13 postcode area to the North East Greater Manchester locality of the rent service will have on the level of housing benefit paid to people on income support in Glossop.
[Transferred] (194687)

 
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