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The Questions Book

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Thursday 5 November 2009

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


 

Questions for Oral or Written Answer
beginning on Thursday 5 November 2009
(the 'Questions Book')

Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Thursday 5 November 2009


This paper contains only Written Questions for answer on Thursday 5 November 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 Thursday 5 November of which no previous notice has been given, see the Order Paper.

For Written and Oral Questions for answer after Thursday 5 November see Part 2 of this paper.


Questions to the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
1
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on the number of jobs in the economy as a result of regulations on business introduced since May 1997; and if he will make a statement.
(298271)
2
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps he (a) has taken since 2000 and (b) plans to take during the next six months to inform the public of (i) the dangers of fireworks and (ii) the effects of fireworks on animals; what discussions he has had with the fireworks industry about this issue; what recent representations he has received on fireworks safety; and if he will make a statement.
(298272)
3
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many (a) males and (b) females in each age group were (i) injured and (ii) killed by fireworks in each of the last five years for which figures are available.
(298274)
4
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps his Department plans to take to reduce the number of children injured by fireworks; and if he will make a statement.
(298275)
5
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many miles (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department and its predecessors travelled by (i) car, (ii) rail and (iii) air on Government business in each year since 1997.
(298536)
6
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what recent assessment he has made of the effects on (a) levels of competition of trends in the cost of credit insurance and (b) the construction industry of shortage of supply; and if he will make a statement.
(298276)
7
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how much was paid out in maintenance and tuition fee loans by the Student Loan Company (a) in total and (b) to students resident in Coventry in the academic year 2008-09.
(297675)
8
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how much money the Government estimates was made available to higher education students via bursaries in the academic year 2008-09.
(297676)
9
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what the timetable is for the Government's review of student funding.
(297677)
10
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what proportion of new cars bought under the vehicle scrappage scheme were (a) manufactured in the UK and (b) manufactured overseas and imported; and how much money has been paid out under the scheme in respect of imported vehicles.
(298359)
11
N
Julia Goldsworthy (Falmouth & Camborne): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many businesses received assistance from the South West Regional Development Agency in each local authority area in each of the last five years; and how many employees each such business had at that time.
(297846)
12
N
Julia Goldsworthy (Falmouth & Camborne): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many insolvencies there were in each local authority area in each of the last five years.
(297848)
13
N
Julia Goldsworthy (Falmouth & Camborne): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many businesses in each location in the South West have received assistance from the South West Regional Development Agency's small business loan fund; and how much on average each such business received.
(297858)
14
N
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, whether he plans to discuss with the Higher Education Funding Council for England future plans for the number of student places at the University Centre, Peterborough under the auspices of Anglia Ruskin University; and if he will make a statement.
(297837)
15
Mr Michael Meacher (Oldham West & Royton): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what contribution his Department is making to the programme of consumer engagement on genetic modification being undertaken by the Food Standards Agency.
(298194)
16
Patrick Mercer (Newark): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many persons have been (a) charged with and (b) convicted of offences under section 4 of the Statistics of Trade Act 1947 in England and Wales in each year since 1979.
(298148)
17
Patrick Mercer (Newark): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many persons carrying on an undertaking have been required to provide information to a competent authority under the Statistics of Trade Act 1947 in each year since 1979; and what the competent authority was in each case.
(298149)
18
John Penrose (Weston-Super-Mare): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how much each of his Department's (a) non-departmental public bodies and (b) research councils spent on (i) first class air travel, (ii) first class rail travel, (iii) taxis, (iv) hotel accommodation and (v) other travel and overnight subsistence expenses in each of the last three years.
(298202)
19
Mr Mark Prisk (Hertford & Stortford): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how much was spent in (a) 2007-08 and (b) 2008-09 on the Grant for Business and Investment Scheme; and how many businesses received assistance from the scheme in each of these years.
(298104)
20
Mr Mark Prisk (Hertford & Stortford): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how much was spent in (a) 2007-08 and (b) 2008-09 on the Maximising Foreign Direct Investment Scheme; and how many businesses received assistance from the scheme in each of these years.
(298105)
21
Mr Mark Prisk (Hertford & Stortford): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how much was spent in (a) 2007-08 and (b) 2008-09 on the Accessing International Markets Scheme; and how many businesses received assistance from the scheme in each of these years.
(298106)
22
Mr Mark Prisk (Hertford & Stortford): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how much was spent in (a) 2007-08 and (b) 2008-09 on the Developing Your International Trade Potential Scheme; and how many businesses received assistance from the scheme in each of these years.
(298107)
23
Mr Mark Prisk (Hertford & Stortford): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how much was spent in (a) 2007-08 and (b) 2008-09 on the Business Collaboration Networks Scheme; and how many businesses received assistance from the scheme in each of these years.
(298116)
24
Mr Mark Prisk (Hertford & Stortford): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how much was spent in (a) 2007-08 and (b) 2008-09 on the Business Premises Scheme; and how many businesses received assistance from the scheme in each of these years.
(298117)
25
Mr Mark Prisk (Hertford & Stortford): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how much was spent in (a) 2007-08 and (b) 2008-09 on the Business Growth: Specialist Facilities and Environments Scheme; and how many businesses received assistance from the scheme in each of these years.
(298118)
26
Mr Mark Prisk (Hertford & Stortford): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how much was spent in (a) 2007-08 and (b) 2008-09 on the Starting a Business Scheme; and how many businesses received assistance from the scheme in each of these years.
(298119)
27
Mr Mark Prisk (Hertford & Stortford): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how much was spent in (a) 2007-08 and (b) 2008-09 on the Intensive Start-up Support Scheme; and how many businesses received assistance from the scheme in each of these years.
(298120)
28
Mr Mark Prisk (Hertford & Stortford): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how much was spent in (a) 2007-08 and (b) 2008-09 on the Starting a High Growth Business Scheme; and how many businesses received assistance from the scheme in each of these years.
(298122)
29
Mr Mark Prisk (Hertford & Stortford): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how much was spent in (a) 2007-08 and (b) 2008-09 on the Manufacturing Advisory Service Scheme; and how many businesses received assistance from the scheme in each of these years.
(298123)
30
Mr Mark Prisk (Hertford & Stortford): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how much was spent in (a) 2007-08 and (b) 2008-09 on the Designing Demand Scheme; and how many businesses received assistance from the scheme in each of these years.
(298124)
31
Mr Mark Prisk (Hertford & Stortford): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how much was spent in (a) 2007-08 and (b) 2008-09 on the Innovation Advice and Guidance Scheme; and how many businesses received assistance from the scheme in each of these years.
(298125)
32
Mr Mark Prisk (Hertford & Stortford): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how much was spent in (a) 2007-08 and (b) 2008-09 on the Coaching for High Growth Scheme; and how many businesses received assistance from the scheme in each of these years.
(298126)
33
Mr Mark Prisk (Hertford & Stortford): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how much was spent in (a) 2007-08 and (b) 2008-09 on the Small Loans for Business Scheme; and how many businesses received assistance from the scheme in each of these years.
(298127)
34
Mr Mark Prisk (Hertford & Stortford): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how much was spent in (a) 2007-08 and (b) 2008-09 on the Understanding Finance for Business Scheme; and how many businesses received assistance from the scheme in each of these years.
(298128)
35
Mr Mark Prisk (Hertford & Stortford): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how much was spent in (a) 2007-08 and (b) 2008-09 on the Finance for Business Scheme; and how many businesses received assistance from the scheme in each of these years.
(298129)
36
Mr Mark Prisk (Hertford & Stortford): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how much was spent in (a) 2007-08 and (b) 2008-09 on the Enterprise Coaching Scheme; and how many businesses received assistance from the scheme in each of these years.
(298130)
37
Mr Mark Prisk (Hertford & Stortford): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how much was spent in (a) 2007-08 and (b) 2008-09 on the Improving Your Resource Efficiency Scheme; and how many businesses received assistance from the scheme in each of these years.
(298131)
38
Mr Mark Prisk (Hertford & Stortford): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how much was spent in (a) 2007-08 and (b) 2008-09 on the Collaborative Research and Development Scheme; and how many businesses received assistance from the scheme in each of these years.
(298132)
39
Mr Mark Prisk (Hertford & Stortford): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how much was spent in (a) 2007-08 and (b) 2008-09 on the Networking for Innovation Scheme; and how many businesses received assistance from the scheme in each of these years.
(298133)
40
Mr Mark Prisk (Hertford & Stortford): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how much was spent in (a) 2007-08 and (b) 2008-09 on the Knowledge Transfer Partnerships Scheme; and how many businesses received assistance from the scheme in each of these years.
(298134)
41
Mr Mark Prisk (Hertford & Stortford): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how much was spent in (a) 2007-08 and (b) 2008-09 on the Innovation Vouchers Scheme; and how many businesses received assistance from the scheme in each of these years.
(298135)
42
Mr Mark Prisk (Hertford & Stortford): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how much was spent in (a) 2007-08 and (b) 2008-09 on the Low Carbon Energy Demonstration Scheme; and how many businesses received assistance from the scheme in each of these years.
(298136)
43
Mr Mark Prisk (Hertford & Stortford): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how much was spent in (a) 2007-08 and (b) 2008-09 on the Improving Your Resource Efficiency Scheme; and how many businesses received assistance from the scheme in each of these years.
(298137)
44
Mr Mark Prisk (Hertford & Stortford): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how much was spent in (a) 2007-08 and (b) 2008-09 on the Grant for Research and Development Scheme; and how many businesses received assistance from the scheme in each of these years.
(298139)
45
Mr Mark Prisk (Hertford & Stortford): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many businesses in each constituency have received funding under the (a) Enterprise Finance Guarantee Scheme, (b) Working Capital Scheme, (c) Capital for Enterprise Fund and (d) Automotive Assistance Programme; and if he will make a statement.
(298140)
46
Mr Mark Prisk (Hertford & Stortford): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what information his Department holds on the number of banks who have asked applicants for funding under the Enterprise Finance Guarantee Scheme to use their homes as collateral for a loan; and if he will make a statement.
(298141)
47
Mr Mark Prisk (Hertford & Stortford): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how much was spent in (a) 2007-08 and (b) 2008-09 on the Export Credit Insurance Scheme; and how many businesses received assistance for the scheme in each of these years.
(298165)
48
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps his Department is taking to support the electronics manufacturing industry.
(298056)
49
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will increase the support available through his Department and its agencies to small and medium-sized manufacturing businesses.
(298057)
50
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps his Department is taking to increase the skills level of the workforce in the electronics industry.
(298058)
51
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment he has made of the effect on the economy of projects in Herefordshire undertaken by Advantage West Midlands in 2009.
(298521)
52
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what direction his Department has issued to Advantage West Midlands on the type of projects to be supported from its budget; and if he will make a statement.
(298522)
53
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, whether his Department was represented at the most recent Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil meeting; and if he will make a statement.
(298524)
54
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, when he last discussed the use of sustainable palm oil with (a) Ministerial colleagues, (b) representatives of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil, (c) representatives of the palm oil industry, (d) representatives of environmental non-governmental organisations and (e) officials of other Government departments; and if he will make a statement.
(298525)
Questions to the Minister for the Cabinet Office
55
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the latest estimate is of the number of job vacancies in the UK; and if she will make a statement.
(298267)
56
N
Mr James Arbuthnot (North East Hampshire): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many deaths attributed to (a) horse riding and (b) ecstasy were recorded in the last 10 years.
(297922)
57
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many miles (a) Ministers and (b) officials in (i) her Office and (ii) the Office of the Leader of the House of Commons travelled by (A) car, (B) rail and (C) air on Government business in each year since 1997.
(298540)
58
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for the Isle of Wight of 2 November 2009, Official Report, columns 687-88W, on drugs: death, what the equivalent figures to those contained in Table 1 were in each year since 1997.
(298163)
59
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people have been diagnosed with mesothelioma in (a) Jarrow Constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) the UK in each year since 2005.
(298399)
60
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate she has made of the number of people aged (a) 18 years and over, (b) 60 years and over and (c) 85 years and over who were diagnosed with cancer in (i) England and (ii) Yorkshire and the Humber Strategic Health Authority in each year since 1997.
(298144)
61
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many live births there were to mothers in each income decile in (a) 2007 and (b) the most recent year for which figures are available.
(298286)
62
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what discussions she has had with trades unions on proposed changes to the Civil Service Compensation Scheme; and if she will make a statement.
(298503)
63
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what legal advice on employment law she took before making proposals to change the Civil Service Compensation Scheme; and if she will make a statement.
(298504)
Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
64
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much the British economy grew on average each year (a) in total and (b) per capita in the period (i) 1983 to 1987, (ii) 1987 to 1992, (iii) 1992 to 1997, (iv) 1997 to 2001, (v) 2001 to 2005 and (vi) 2005 to 2008.
(298225)
65
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the likely effects on small businesses of the downturn in the economy; what assistance he plans to give during the next six months to small businesses; what representations he has received on this issue; and if he will make a statement.
(298226)
66
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the findings contained in the latest Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development report on the British economy; and if he will make a statement.
(298227)
67
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the performance of the UK economy; and if he will make a statement.
(298270)
68
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the level of personal debt in the economy; what estimate he has made of the likely level of personal debt in the economy in May 2010; and if he will make a statement.
(298321)
69
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many miles (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department travelled by (i) car, (ii) rail and (iii) air on Government business in each year since 1997.
(298550)
70
N
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when a reply will be sent to the hon. Member for West Chelmsford's letter of 10 August 2009 concerning his constituent, Mrs Alan Tritton of Great Leighs, Chelmsford.
(297827)
71
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 19 October 2009, Official Report, column 1285W, on departmental rail travel, how many (a) journeys were paid for and (b) people travelled in each year; whether any nugatory expenditure was incurred in each year; and if he will make a statement.
(298173)
72
Ben Chapman (Wirral South): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he has had on criteria for compensation of Equitable Life policyholders.
(298066)
73
Ben Chapman (Wirral South): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he has had with (a) Ministerial colleagues and (b) Sir John Chadwick on the likely timetable for payment of compensation to Equitable Life policyholders.
(298087)
74
Ben Chapman (Wirral South): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he has had on the progress of Sir John Chadwick's work on an ex-gratia payment scheme for Equitable Life policyholders.
(298283)
75
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what information his Department holds on the number and proportion of mortgage applications by residents of (a) Bexleyheath and Crayford and (b) the London Borough of Bexley which were granted in each of the last 24 months.
(298109)
76
N
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, which companies have referred the matter of a fine for failing to treat customers fairly to the Financial Services and Markets Tribunal since the implementation of the treating customers fairly initiative; and if he will make a statement.
(297992)
77
N
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many fines levied by the Financial Services Authority (FSA) against companies for failing to treat customers fairly have been (a) paid in full and (b) reduced under the FSA's executive settlement procedures since the implementation of the treating customers fairly initiative; which companies paid reduced amounts; and how much each such company paid.
(297993)
78
N
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many final notices have been issued by the Financial Services Authority against companies in relation to failures to treat customers fairly since the implementation of the treating customers fairly initiative; on what date each such notice was issued; and if he will make a statement.
(297994)
79
N
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, against which companies fines have been levied by the Financial Services Authority for failing to treat customers fairly since the implementation of the treating customers fairly initiative; what fine was levied in each case; and if he will make a statement.
(297995)
80
N
Justine Greening (Putney): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many customer redress programmes mandated as a consequence of a Financial Services Authority (FSA) assessment that a company has failed to treat customers fairly are under way; which companies are undertaking such programmes; what proportion of customers assessed by the FSA as eligible for redress under each programme have (a) made applications for and (b) received redress; how much was (i) claimed and (ii) awarded in each case; and if he will make a statement.
(297996)
81
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much tax revenue was foregone as a result of the reduced rate of duty paid on red diesel for the agricultural industry in the latest period for which figures are available.
(298169)
82
Robert Neill (Bromley & Chislehurst): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the policy is of the Valuation Office Agency's Rent Service on whether Traveller pitches which do not have planning permission may be rated for local housing allowance.
(298444)
83
Robert Neill (Bromley & Chislehurst): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the value was of the expense claims made by each board member of the Valuation Office Agency in each of the last two years.
(298445)
84
Robert Neill (Bromley & Chislehurst): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Meriden of 27 February 2009, Official Report, column 1180W, on council tax: parking, how many domestic dwellings in each local authority in England, or the closest local administrative unit used, have been assigned the dwellinghouse coding for parking of (a) G1, (b) G2, (c) G3, (d) G4, (e) G5, (f) G6, (g) G7, (h) G8 and (i) G9 according to records held by the Valuation Office Agency.
(298482)
85
Stephen Pound (Ealing North): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what stage has been reached in the appeal lodged with HM Revenue and Customs by Wikimedia UK in respect of its application for charitable tax status.
(298464)
86
N
Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has received representations on the likely effect on numbers of playing fields of the implementation of the Government's policy on asset sales; and if he will make a statement.
(297912)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families
87
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what steps he is taking to prevent bullying and intimidation of Jewish children in schools; and if he will make a statement.
[R] (298343)
88
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many miles (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department and its predecessors travelled by (i) car, (ii) rail and (iii) air on Government business in each year since 1997.
(298545)
89
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many pupils eligible for free school meals were not entered for a history GCSE in 2009.
(298228)
90
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many pupils eligible for free school meals were not entered for an English literature GCSE in 2009.
(298229)
91
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many pupils eligible for free school meals were not entered for an English GCSE in 2009.
(298230)
92
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many pupils eligible for free school meals were not entered for a mathematics GCSE in 2009.
(298231)
93
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many pupils in (a) comprehensive schools and (b) all maintained schools did not obtain at least one GCSE at grade C or better, excluding equivalents, in 2009.
(298232)
94
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many pupils eligible for free school meals did not obtain at least one GCSE at grade C or better, excluding equivalents, in 2009.
(298233)
95
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many pupils in (a) maintained schools, (b) independent schools and (c) comprehensive schools achieved three or more A grades at A-Level in 2009.
(298234)
96
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many pupils eligible for free school meals achieved three or more A grades at A-Level in 2009.
(298235)
97
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many pupils in comprehensive schools achieved seven or more GCSEs including English language, English literature, mathematics, history, physics, biology and chemistry in 2009.
(298236)
98
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many pupils were being educated in schools of more than (a) 400, (b) 500, (c) 600 and (d) 700 pupils in (i) 1997 and (ii) 2003.
(298341)
99
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many initial teacher training providers for (a) primary and (b) secondary school teachers were graded at C or below in their last two inspections for Training and Development Agency for schools performance profiles.
(298435)
100
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what steps (a) his Department and (b) the Training and Development Agency for Schools has taken to encourage applications from new high-quality teacher training providers.
(298471)
101
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what steps (a) his Department and (b) the Training and Development Agency for Schools takes when Ofsted grades an initial teacher training provider at C or below.
(298472)
102
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many teacher training providers have had their number of places reduced for (a) five or more successive years, (b) the last four years, (c) the last three years and (d) the last two years.
(298473)
103
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many initial teacher training providers had been graded at C or below at their most recent inspection prior to (a) 1997, (b) 2002, (c) 2005 and (d) 2009.
(298474)
104
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many agreements with initial teacher training providers (a) the Training and Development Agency for Schools and its predecessors and (b) his Department and its predecessors have discontinued on quality grounds since 1997.
(298475)
105
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many children have been defined as living in relative poverty in (a) the North East and (b) the UK in each year since 2007.
(298358)
106
N
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what grants his Department has made to independent faith schools in the last 12 months.
(297849)
107
N
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how much funding his Department has provided to each local authority in England and Wales for children with special educational needs who are educated at home in each of the last five years.
(297850)
108
N
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what the average (a) pay and (b) pay-related costs of employing a detached youth social worker were in the latest period for which figures are available.
(297841)
109
N
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what estimate he has made of the average cost of training a detached youth social worker in the latest 12 month period for which figures are available.
(297842)
110
N
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what the average cost of recruiting a detached youth social worker was in the latest 12 month period for which figures are available.
(297843)
111
N
Chris Huhne (Eastleigh): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what the average (a) starting salary and (b) salary of a detached youth social worker was in the latest 12 month period for which figures are available.
(297844)
112
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what impact assessment was made of proposals to change the date of standard assessment tests from May to June 2011.
(298170)
113
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what effect the change of the date of standard assessment tests from May to June 2011 will have on opportunities for learning outside the classroom in the summer term 2011; and if he will make a statement.
(298171)
114
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what funding he has allocated to local authorities to support home educators following the recommendations of the Badman review of elective home education in England.
(298196)
115
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many surplus primary school places there were in each local authority area in each year since 2005.
(298197)
116
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, which local authorities his Department has directed to reduce the number of surplus primary school places in each year since 2005; and if he will make a statement.
(298198)
117
N
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what initiatives his Department and its predecessors have promoted in support of Resolution 47, on International Decade for a Culture of Peace and Non-Violence for the Children of the World (2001-2010), adopted by the 55th session of the UN General Assembly in 2001.
(297851)
118
N
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what steps he plans to take to implement in schools the provisions of Resolution 47, on International Decade for a Culture of Peace and Non-Violence for the Children of the World (2001-2010), adopted by the 55th session of the UN General Assembly in 2001, with particular reference to the promotion of education to foster a culture of peace and non-violence.
(297852)
119
N
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, what all-Muslim girls boarding schools there are in England; and how many pupils each has.
(297871)
120
N
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many (a) boys and (b) mixed sex Muslim boarding schools there are in England; and how many pupils each has.
(297872)
121
N
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, whether it is his policy to encourage the establishment of Muslim (a) day and (b) boarding schools; and if he will make a statement.
(297873)
122
N
Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent): To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, how many (a) primary and (b) secondary schools do not have playing fields of an area of over 0.4 hectares on their premises.
(297909)
Questions to the honourable Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners
123
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton): To ask the honourable Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners, what representations the Church Commissioners have received on the proposed development of land to the west of Chalcraft Lane in Bognor Regis; and if he will make a statement.
(298425)
124
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton): To ask the honourable Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners, pursuant to the Answer of 21 October 2009, Official Report, column 1442W, on Church Commissioners: land, what criteria govern decisions by the Church Commissioners to transfer land from the rural let land portfolio to the rural strategic land portfolio.
(298426)
125
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton): To ask the honourable Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners, pursuant to the Answer of 21 October 2009, Official Report, column 1442W, on Church Commissioners: land, what the location is of each parcel of land transferred from the rural let land portfolio in each of the last five years.
(298427)
126
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton): To ask the honourable Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners, pursuant to the Answer of 21 October 2009, Official Report, column 1441-2 to 2W, on Church Commissioners: land, which sites are included in the Church Commissioners' strategic land portfolio.
(298428)
127
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton): To ask the honourable Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners, pursuant to the Answer of 15 October 2009, Official Report, column 997W, on departmental land, how many files the Church Commissioners store (a) on-site and (b) off-site; and which firm provides the off-site ordering services to the Church Commissioners.
(298429)
128
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton): To ask the honourable Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners, with reference to the Answer of 17 November 2008, Official Report, column 5W, how many questions for written answer by the hon. Member representing the Church Commissioners (a) were tabled in 2008 and (b) have been tabled in 2009 to date; and how many such questions were (i) answered substantively and (ii) not answered on grounds of disproportionate cost.
(298430)
129
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton): To ask the honourable Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners, what the policy on planning, development and the environment is of the Ethical Investment Advisory Group of the Church of England.
(298431)
130
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton): To ask the honourable Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners, what legal advisers the Church Commissioners retain in respect of the sale and development of land.
(298432)
131
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton): To ask the honourable Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners, how much the Church Commissioners spent on legal services relating to the sale of land in each of the last five years.
(298433)
132
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton): To ask the honourable Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners, pursuant to the Answer of 15 October 2009, Official Report, column 996W, on Church of England: finance, for what reason whole-Church figures are not available for years after 2006; and when he expects these figures to be available.
(298456)
133
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton): To ask the honourable Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners, if he will place in the Library a copy of (a) the agendas and (b) the minutes of each meeting of the (i) Church Commissioners and (ii) Church Commissioners' Assets Committee in the last 12 months.
(298476)
134
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton): To ask the honourable Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners, what the policy of the Church Commissioners is on the consultation of residents close to land developments proposed by the Church Commissioners.
(298507)
135
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton): To ask the honourable Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners, how much the Church Commissioners have spent on legal services in relation to the proposed development of land to the west of Chalcraft Lane in Bognor Regis.
(298508)
136
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton): To ask the honourable Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners, what consultation the Church Commissioners carried out with residents of Bognor Regis prior to submitting a planning application for the proposed development of land to the west of Chalcraft Lane in Bognor Regis.
(298509)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
137
N
Adam Afriyie (Windsor): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether he plans to include access to wireless broadband networks in the assessment of business rates; and if he will make a statement.
(297878)
138
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many miles (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department and its predecessors travelled by (i) car, (ii) rail and (iii) air on Government business in each year since 1997.
(298544)
139
N
Mrs Louise Ellman (Liverpool, Riverside): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent representations he has received on the payment of backdated business rates in ports; and if he will make a statement.
(297908)
140
Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what guidance he has provided to planning authorities considering applications to erect wind turbines on requirements not to introduce unacceptable hazards to local communities.
(298265)
141
Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment has been made of the scale of hazard presented by the erection of wind turbines in proximity to the high pressure gas distribution pipe line by HM Prison Gartree near Market Harborough.
(298282)
142
N
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the criteria are for participation in the Fire and Rescue Service high potential development programme; and if he will make a statement.
(297839)
143
Patrick Mercer (Newark): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to Recommendation 1 of the Killian Pretty Review of the planning application process of November 2008, how many and what proportion of (a) minor non-residential and (b) householder developments have been removed from the need to apply for full planning permission.
(298380)
144
Patrick Mercer (Newark): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to Recommendation 15 of the Killian Pretty Review of the planning application process of November 2008, when his Department plans to replace the time-target based National Indicator with a Satisfaction with the planning application service indicator.
(298381)
145
Patrick Mercer (Newark): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to Recommendation 5 of the Killian Pretty Review of the planning application process of November 2008, how many councils in England and Wales have participated in the National Process Improvement Project.
(298382)
146
Patrick Mercer (Newark): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to Recommendation 2 of the Killian Pretty Review of the planning application process of November 2008, what measures have been put in place to ensure that local planning authorities adopt a more proportionate approach to information requirements for Design and Access Statements.
(298478)
147
N
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether his Department has commissioned recent research on the relationship between the number of faith schools in an area and community cohesion.
(297870)
148
N
Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether he plans to update Planning Policy Guidance 17, with particular reference to provisions for playing fields.
(297911)
149
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness in notifying the public of planning applications of the placing of notices in (a) local newspapers and (b) in other publications; and if he will make a statement.
(298535)
150
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what his most recent assessment is of the effectiveness of his Department's guidelines contained in the (a) Decent Homes Standard and (b) Housing Health and Safety Rating System in respect of fire safety.
(298281)
151
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many deaths have resulted from domestic fires in each of the last 10 years; and what assessment his Department has made of these figures.
(298324)
152
N
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 28 October 2009, Official Report, columns 460-62W, on departmental staffing, what each project was on which expenditure was incurred as set out in Table B; and how much was spent on each such project.
(297829)
153
N
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much was spent on recruiting each member of the (a) Homes and Communities Agency Board and (b) National Housing and Planning Advice Unit Board.
(297830)
154
N
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, on what projects the Homes and Communities Agency Academy has employed external consultants.
(297831)
155
N
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much was spent by his Department on consultancy services relating to the establishment of (a) the Homes and Communities Agency and (b) the Homeowner Mortgage Support Scheme; and which organisations provided services for each project.
(297832)
156
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much he expects to be spent on Supporting People grants for women at risk of domestic violence in (a) 2009-10 and (b) 2010-11.
(298203)
157
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much was spent by the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) on security for (a) undeveloped, (b) unsold and (c) other HCA-owned sites in each region in each of the last six months for which figures are available.
(298204)
158
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much was allocated by his Department via Supporting People grants to (a) women at risk of domestic violence, (b) people who have been homeless or a rough sleeper and (c) homeless people with support needs in each region in each of the last five years.
(298205)
159
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many local authorities received funding via the Supporting People programme for expenditure on services for women at risk of domestic violence in the last 12 months.
(298206)
160
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many people in each client group received a Supporting People grant in each of the last four quarters for which figures are available.
(298207)
161
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many complaints the Housing Ombudsman received from leaseholders in each of the last three years.
(298263)
162
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether people accommodated in domestic violence refuges are assessed as statutorily homeless; and whether such people are included in his Department's homelessness statistics.
(298264)
163
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how long it takes on average for insurance claims to be processed by housing associations.
(298495)
164
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what measures housing associations have in place to prevent insurance fraud.
(298496)
165
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent guidelines his Department has issued in respect of insurance coverage and liabilities for housing associations.
(298497)
166
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what his most recent estimate is of the total amount of liabilities for which housing associations are charged; and if he will make a statement.
(298498)
167
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what total premium was paid by housing associations for insurance cover in each year since 1997.
(298499)
168
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many insurance claims were made by housing associations in each year since 1997.
(298500)
169
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent consideration he has given to extending the liabilities covered by housing associations; and if he will make a statement.
(298501)
170
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when he last discussed housing association insurance with representatives of housing associations; and if he will make a statement.
(298502)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
171
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many miles (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department travelled by (i) car, (ii) rail and (iii) air on Government business in each year since 1997.
(298551)
172
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 15 October 2009, Official Report, column 1033W, on departmental rail travel, how many (a) journeys were paid for and (b) people travelled in each year; whether any nugatory expenditure was incurred in each year; and if he will make a statement.
(298174)
173
N
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions he has had with (a) the Prime Minister and (b) the Chancellor of the Exchequer on funding for a national film centre.
(297869)
174
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent representations he has received on the reception of analogue television broadcasts in North Yorkshire.
(298186)
175
N
Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many playing fields have been (a) created and (b) lost in each local authority in each year since 1997; in how many cases Sport England was consulted; and what the outcome of that consultation was in each case.
(297910)
176
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent attempts his Department has made to reclaim works of art lost from the Government art collection.
(298221)
177
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what official visits he has made to each UK world heritage site in the last 12 months.
(298466)
178
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, with which organisations his Department has had exclusivity agreements relating to information technology (a) hardware and (b) software in each of the last five years.
(298329)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence
179
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many miles (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department travelled by (i) car, (ii) rail and (iii) air on Government business in each year since 1997.
(298539)
180
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the number of service personnel who contracted hepatitis C virus through treatment in hospital in each of the last 30 years.
(298065)
181
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make an assessment of the merits of subsidising overseas postage costs for British forces personnel incurred as a result of the closure of British Forces Post Offices at (a) SHAPE, (b) Brussels, (c) Brunssum, (d) Ramstein, (e) Stavanger, (f) Karup, (g) Rome, (h) Milan, (i) Lisbon, (j) Valencia and (k) Norfolk, Virginia; and if he will make a statement.
(298073)
182
N
Colin Burgon (Elmet): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on what dates Ministers from his Department met representatives of the government of (a) Brazil, (b) Argentina, (c) Venezuela, (d) Ecuador, (e) Chile, (f) Cuba, (g) Bolivia, (h) Paraguay and (i) Colombia to discuss defence relations in (i) 2008 and (ii) 2009.
(297920)
183
Mr Ian Davidson (Glasgow South West): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 26 October 2009, Official Report, columns 31-3W, on defence: Scotland, what defence establishments in Scotland are presently operated by his Department in each parliamentary constituency.
(298459)
184
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 21 October 2009, Official Report, column 1469W, on what dates since October 2008 the specialist technical exchanges referred to in the Answer have taken place; which of these involved discussion or demonstration of best practice on warhead disassembly; and whether any transfer of fissile material took place during such exchanges.
(298506)
185
Nick Harvey (North Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when construction work on Project Pegasus at AWE Aldermaston is scheduled to commence.
(298093)
186
Nick Harvey (North Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what changes in the volume of (a) intermediate and (b) low level radioactive waste held at the Atomic Weapons Establishment are expected to take place over the next three years.
(298094)
187
Nick Harvey (North Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress has been made in the preparation of an integrated waste strategy for the Atomic Weapons Establishment.
(298095)
188
Nick Harvey (North Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether non-UK workers will be allowed to undertake construction work on Project Mensa at AWE Burghfield.
(298096)
189
Nick Harvey (North Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what emergency arrangements are in place to provide for the protection of contractors working on Project Mensa at AWE Burghfield in the event of an accident leading to a release of radioactive material.
(298097)
190
Nick Harvey (North Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he plans to hold an exercise to rehearse arrangements for dealing with a radiation release at AWE Burghfield with the potential to affect contractors working in the Project Mensa compound.
(298098)
191
Nick Harvey (North Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the terms of reference are of the Nuclear Warhead Sustainment Steering Group; and whether US personnel will participate in the work of the group.
(298099)
192
Nick Harvey (North Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the timetable is for submission of all his Department's proposed planning applications at (a) AWE Aldermaston and (b) AWE Burghfield.
(298100)
193
Nick Harvey (North Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, under what safety rules construction work on Project Mensa at AWE Burghfield will be conducted.
(298101)
194
Nick Harvey (North Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the reasons are for the proposed reduction of service at SAR Chivenor from 24 hour to 12 hours; and when the proposed changes will take place.
(298102)
195
Nick Harvey (North Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the implications are of the proposed reductions to 12 hour service at SAR Chivenor and SAR Portland for the service provided by SAR Culdrose in terms of (a) area coverage and (b) response times.
(298103)
196
Nick Harvey (North Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when an improvement plan to reduce risks at Atomic Weapons Establishment sites will be prepared.
(298199)
197
Nick Harvey (North Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many outstanding cases of litigation the Atomic Weapons Establishment is involved in.
(298200)
198
Nick Harvey (North Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what sub-committee meetings (SUBWOG) of all Joint Working Groups (JOWOG) have been held under the 1958 Mutual Defence Agreement between the US and the UK in the last 12 months.
(298201)
199
Nick Harvey (North Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Answer to the hon. Member for Lewes of 4 November 2008, Official Report, column 301W, what his most recent estimate is of the costs arising from the July 2007 flooding at each Atomic Weapons Establishment site.
(298477)
200
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment has been made of the probability of Puma helicopter aircrew surviving crashes of differing severity; and if he will make a statement.
(298384)
201
Patrick Mercer (Newark): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what contractors have been approved by the Disposal Services Authority to sell surplus British defence equipment.
(298192)
202
Patrick Mercer (Newark): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what items were sold by the Disposal Services Authority in 2008-09; how much each item was sold for; to whom each item was sold; and who approved each sale.
(298193)
203
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many visits he has made to (a) repatriation ceremonies for the remains of servicemen, (b) the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine, Selly Oak and (c) the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre Headley Court in the course of his official duties since his appointment.
(298403)
204
N
Mr Alan Reid (Argyll and Bute): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what sites his Department is considering for the submarine dismantling and radioactive waste storage elements of the Submarine Dismantling Project.
(297838)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change
205
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many miles (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department have travelled by (i) car, (ii) rail and (iii) air on Government business in each year since his Department's creation.
(298538)
206
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what estimate he has made of the cost of social tariffs to (a) energy companies and (b) consumers currently on standard tariffs.
(298060)
207
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, for what reasons his Department has decided not to reimburse the travel expenses of representatives of non-governmental organisations invited to attend the meeting on Updates on the Generic Design Assessment to be held in London on 17 November 2009.
(298121)
208
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, pursuant to the Answer of 4 March 2009, Official Report, column 1670, on windfall taxes on energy companies, whether he has obtained the BBC transcript to which reference is made.
(298354)
209
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what recent discussions he has had with his international counterparts on technology transfers to developing nations to enable them to harness renewable energy and combat climate change.
(297914)
210
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what steps his Department is taking to ensure effective technology transfer to enable (a) Bangladesh, (b) Ethiopia, (c) India, (d) Kenya and (e) Nepal to harness renewable energy and combat climate change.
(297915)
211
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what discussions he plans to have before the United Nations Climate Change Conference with his international counterparts on technology transfers to developing nations to enable them to harness renewable energy and combat climate change.
(297916)
212
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how much the Government has spent on the transfer of technology to harness renewable energy in developing countries in the latest year for which figures are available; and how much it plans to spend in the next 12 months.
(297917)
213
N
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what discussions he has had with his counterparts in (a) Bangladesh, (b) Ethiopia, (c) India, (d) Kenya and (e) Nepal on technology transfer to enable those countries to harness renewable energy and combat climate change.
(297918)
214
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what estimate he has made of the number of households in (a) Bexleyheath and Crayford and (b) the London Borough of Bexley in fuel poverty.
(298114)
215
N
Julia Goldsworthy (Falmouth & Camborne): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what the level of carbon dioxide emissions per head is for each Government Office region in each of the last five years.
(297847)
216
N
Charles Hendry (Wealden): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, pursuant to the contribution of the Minister of State of 21 October 2009, Official Report, column 988, what proportion of the 40 per cent. of electricity which is expected to come from renewables by 2020 will be provided by each form of generating technology.
(297877)
217
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many tonnes of coal have been produced in the UK in each of the last five years.
(298352)
218
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many people have been employed in the UK coal industry in each of the last five years.
(298353)
219
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what estimate he has made of the number of tonnes of coal reserves in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) the UK.
(298355)
220
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what percentage of electricity has been generated from (a) coal, (b) nuclear power, (c) renewables and (d) gas in each of the last five years.
(298356)
221
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what recent assessment he has made of the future for clean coal in the UK; and if he will make a statement.
(298357)
222
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what recent discussions he has had with the Swedish Presidency of the Council of Ministers on proposals for an international climate change agreement on carbon emissions.
(298059)
223
Mr Malcolm Moss (North East Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what his most recent estimate is of unserved electricity demand in the five years from 2016.
(298377)
224
Mr Malcolm Moss (North East Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what assessment he has made of progress on installation of wind powered generation to contribute to his 2020 targets.
(298378)
225
Mr Malcolm Moss (North East Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what the declared net capacity is of onshore windfarms in the UK; and what percentage of his wind targets for 2020 that figure represents.
(298379)
226
Dr Alan Whitehead (Southampton, Test): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many tonnes of oil were burned to produce electricity in oil-fired power stations in the UK in (a) 2005, (b) 2006, (c) 2007 and (d) 2008.
(298061)
227
Dr Alan Whitehead (Southampton, Test): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many kilowatt hours of electricity were produced via oil-fired power stations produced in (a) 2005, (b) 2006, (c) 2007 and (d) 2008.
(298062)
228
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, whether his Department was represented at the most recent Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil meeting; and if he will make a statement.
(298531)
229
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, when he last discussed the use of sustainable palm oil with (a) Ministerial colleagues, (b) representatives of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil, (c) representatives of the palm oil industry, (d) representatives of environmental non governmental organisations and (e) officials of other Government departments; and if he will make a statement.
(298532)
230
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what his most recent assessment is of the effect on climate change and carbon emissions of the palm oil industry; what his Department's policy is on the use of sustainable palm oil; what representations he expects to make on the contribution of the palm oil industry to the level of carbon emissions and climate change at the forthcoming Copenhagen climate change conference; and if he will make a statement.
(298534)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
231
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many miles (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department travelled by (i) car, (ii) rail and (iii) air on Government business in each year since 2007.
(298553)
232
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 28 October 2009, Official Report, column 350W, on departmental rail travel, how many (a) journeys were paid for and (b) people travelled in each year; whether any nugatory expenditure was incurred in each year; and if he will make a statement.
(298175)
233
N
Clive Efford (Eltham): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will set a date for ending the use of fluoride-based greenhouse gases in refrigeration units; and if he will make a statement.
(297750)
234
Robert Neill (Bromley & Chislehurst): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what his Department's policy is on participating in the Total Place initiative with local councils.
(298438)
235
Mr Mark Prisk (Hertford & Stortford): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much was spent in (a) 2007-08 and (b) 2008-09 on the Rural Development Programme for Business Support Scheme; and how many businesses received assistance from the scheme in each of those years.
(298138)
236
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking at EU level to seek to improve welfare standards for animals in transit in the EU.
(298183)
237
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much grant-in-aid was provided by his Department to the Commission for Rural Communities in each of the last three years.
(298262)
238
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with which organisations his Department has had exclusivity agreements relating to information technology (a) hardware and (b) software in each of the last five years.
(298328)
239
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much the Government has provided towards the maintenance and upgrading of flood defences in (a) the West Midlands, (b) Herefordshire and (c) Worcestershire in each of the last five years.
(298518)
240
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much each local authority was allocated for flood defence maintenance and upgrading in each year since 1997.
(298519)
241
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government plans to take to prevent wide scale flooding in (a) the West Midlands, (b) Herefordshire and (c) Worcestershire.
(298520)
242
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department was represented at the most recent Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil meeting; and if he will make a statement.
(298529)
243
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he last discussed the use of sustainable palm oil with (a) Ministerial colleagues, (b) representatives of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil, (c) representatives of the palm oil industry, (d) representatives of environmental non governmental organisations and (e) officials of other Government departments; and if he will make a statement.
(298530)
244
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to support the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil; and if he will make a statement.
(298533)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
245
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received in 2009 on levels of anti-Semitism in (a) Ukraine, (b) Latvia and (c) Estonia; and if he will make a statement.
[R] (298224)
246
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received on incidents of anti-Semitism in Poland since July 2009; what recent discussions he has had with the government of Poland on the matter; and if he will make a statement.
[R] (298344)
247
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his EU counterparts on levels of anti-Semitism in (a) Ukraine, (b) Latvia and (c) Estonia since January 2009; what plans he has to hold further such discussions; and if he will make a statement.
[R] (298345)
248
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he has taken to develop UK relations with Israel during the last 12 months; what such steps he plans to take in the next six months; and if he will make a statement.
[R] (298347)
249
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assistance his Department has provided to the Britain-Israel Research and Academic Exchange partnership in the last 12 months; what assistance he plans to provide to that organisation in the next six months; and if he will make a statement.
[R] (298348)
250
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent reports he has received of allegations of vandalism by Palestinians of (a) synagogues and (b) other structures in settlements in Gaza evacuated by the government of Israel in 2005; whether he has made representations to the governments of Arab countries on this matter since 2005; and if he will make a statement.
[R] (298349)
251
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many miles (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department travelled by (i) car, (ii) rail and (iii) air on Government business in each year since 1997.
(298552)
252
N
Colin Burgon (Elmet): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, on what dates Ministers from his Department met representatives of the government of (a) Brazil, (b) Argentina, (c) Venezuela, (d) Ecuador, (e) Chile, (f) Cuba, (g) Bolivia and (h) Paraguay in (i) 2008 and (ii) 2009.
(297919)
253
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what information his Department has received from the US administration in respect of the coroner's reports on the British citizens killed in the 11 September 2001 attacks in the United States; and whether he has received any representations from the families of British victims of the attacks in respect of the circumstances that caused their death.
(298360)
254
N
Alun Michael (Cardiff South & Penarth): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received estimating the number of political prisoners held in Colombia.
(297703)
255
N
Alun Michael (Cardiff South & Penarth): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received on the number of convictions secured in cases where trade unionists in Colombia have disappeared.
(297704)
256
N
Alun Michael (Cardiff South & Penarth): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations the Government has made to the government of Colombia on the detention since September 2007 of trade unionist Andres Gil.
(297705)
257
N
Alun Michael (Cardiff South & Penarth): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether members of his Department posted to Bogota have visited political prisoners in Colombia jails.
(297732)
258
N
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he plans to answer (a) Question 294787 on Colombia: land mines and (b) Question 295023 on travel advice to British nationals, tabled on 22 October 2009.
(297867)
259
N
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 27 October 2009, Official Report, column 257W, on passports: embassies, how many emergency passports were issued through consular services in each (a) region of the world and (b) country in each of the last five financial years.
(297868)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
260
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the Answers of 1 July 2008, Official Report, column 862W and 1 September 2008, Official Report, column 1675W, on departmental freedom of information, if he will place in the Library a copy of the information provided on each topic in respect of which the request was (a) agreed to and answered in full and (b) agreed to and answered in part since April 2009; and if he will make a statement.
(298342)
261
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many miles (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department travelled by (i) car, (ii) rail and (iii) air on Government business in each year since 1997.
(298546)
262
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people entering treatment with the National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse left treatment free of their drug dependency (a) with no drug use and (b) with occasional drug use in each year since such information started to be counted within the National Drug Treatment Monitoring System.
(298487)
263
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people have been admitted to hospital with a primary or secondary diagnosis of methadone overdose in each of the last five years; and how many of those died following admission.
(298488)
264
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people aged (a) under 16 and (b) between 16 and 18 years were admitted to hospital with a primary or secondary diagnosis of poisoning by drugs in each of the last five years.
(298489)
265
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost of anti-psychotic drug prescriptions for children under 16 years old was in each of the last three years.
(298490)
266
N
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many qualified speech therapists there are per head of population in each primary care trust.
(297998)
267
N
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many speech therapists completed their training in the UK in each of the last five years; and what his Department's latest estimate is of the number of (a) job vacancies in this profession and (b) trained speech therapists.
(297999)
268
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 19 October 2009, Official Report, column 1261W, on departmental rail travel, how many (a) journeys were paid for and (b) people travelled in each year; whether any nugatory expenditure was incurred in each year; and if he will make a statement.
(298176)
269
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will commission research into the merits of enabling patients diagnosed with pernicious anaemia to manage their conditions through self-injection of methyl cobalamine; and if he will make a statement.
(298277)
270
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will review the scope of the current routine blood test for the purposes of extending it to include testing for levels of B12 serum; and if he will make a statement.
(298278)
271
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent estimate he has made of the incidence of pernicious anaemia; and if he will make a statement.
(298279)
272
Ben Chapman (Wirral South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance his Department issues to primary care trusts on their expenditure on public relations.
(298304)
273
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people in (a) the London Borough of Bexley and (b) Greater London have been diagnosed with swine influenza.
(298110)
274
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent discussions his Department has had with South London Healthcare NHS Trust about the full closure of the accident and emergency department at Queen Mary's Hospital.
(298111)
275
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assistance with smoking cessation his Department makes available to prisoners.
(298086)
276
N
Charles Hendry (Wealden): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what criteria were used to decide which areas should receive swine influenza vaccines first.
(297828)
277
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people have been diagnosed with pleural plaques in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) England in each year since 1997.
(298064)
278
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people have required treatment for mesothelioma in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) England in each year since 1997.
(298091)
279
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people have required treatment for pleural plaques in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) England in each year since 1997.
(298092)
280
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of people aged (a) 18 years and over, (b) 60 years and over and (c) 85 years and over who were diagnosed with a heart condition in (i) England and (ii) Yorkshire and the Humber Strategic Health Authority in each year since 1997.
(298142)
281
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of people aged (a) 18 years and over, (b) 60 years old and over and (c) 85 years and over who were diagnosed with a liver condition in (i) England and (ii) Yorkshire and the Humber Strategic Health Authority in each year since 1997.
(298143)
282
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of people aged 85 years and over in (a) England and (b) Yorkshire and the Humber Strategic Health Authority who had at least one emergency readmission to hospital in (i) 1997, (ii) 2003, (iii) 2007 and (iv) the latest year for which information is available.
(298145)
283
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of people in (a) England and (b) Yorkshire and the Humber Strategic Health Authority who had at least one emergency readmission to hospital in (i) 1997, (ii) 2003, (iii) 2007 and (iv) the last year for which information is available.
(298146)
284
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of people aged 60 years and over in (a) England and (b) Yorkshire and the Humber Strategic Health Authority who had at least one emergency re-admission to hospital in (i) 1997, (ii) 2003, (iii) 2007 and (iv) the last year for which information is available.
(298147)
285
N
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for what reason the NHS is to withdraw from its reciprocal agreements with the health service of (a) Jersey, (b) Guernsey and (c) the Isle of Man; what assessment he has made of the consequences for the NHS of each termination; and if he will make a statement.
(296390)
286
Robert Neill (Bromley & Chislehurst): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his Department's policy is on participating in the Total Place initiative with local councils.
(298440)
287
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, (a) how many and (b) what proportion of telephone calls made to lines operated by (i) his Department and (ii) the NHS were classified as prank calls in the latest period for which figures are available.
(298208)
288
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many overseas organ transplant patients from each country of origin have had transplant surgery in England since (a) March 2009 and (b) August 2009.
(298209)
289
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the proposals in the Social Care Green Paper on disability benefits, whether the removal of attendance allowance is to operate beyond the top three wealth quintiles after 2014; whether payment to those in the lower two wealth quintiles is to be based on a means test (a) equivalent to the means test for pension credit and (b) with no upper capital limit; and whether any payment is to be made to an individual in the lower two quintiles who is in receipt of care and support.
(298210)
290
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he plans to publish the social care workforce action plan announced in the Social Care Green Paper.
(298284)
291
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, on what dates the Ministerial Group on Integration of Health and Social Care Services has met since its creation.
(298285)
292
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will place in the Library a copy of his response to the review of allocation of organs to non-UK EU residents conducted by Elisabeth Buggins.
(298289)
293
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 27 October 2009, Official Report, column 268W, on nutrition, in what ways Ministers are considering the Nutrition Action Plan Delivery Board's report; and if he will make a statement.
(298290)
294
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the expenditure on the implementation of the iSOFT Lorenzo care record service at (a) the South Birmingham Primary Care Trust, (b) University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust, (c) Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, (d) Hereford Hospitals Trust and (e) Five Boroughs Partnership NHS Trust.
(298291)
295
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much funding his Department plans to give to NHS trusts to enable them to purchase applications developed through the NHS interoperability toolkit; and from which budgets such funds will be drawn.
(298292)
296
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of users expected to be using (a) the Cerner Millennium care records system and (b) the iSOFT Lorenzo care records system by the end of November 2009.
(298293)
297
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many hospital beds were occupied for how many nights by patients ready for discharge in the last five financial years.
(298294)
298
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patient records are held in (a) electronic form and (b) paper form in (i) acute care and (ii) primary care trusts.
(298295)
299
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS hospitals have made payments to primary care trusts consequent on a failure to meet a target; which targets were not met; and how much was paid in each case.
(298296)
300
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS trusts have (a) applied for and (b) been granted derogations from the provisions of the European Working Time Directive.
(298297)
301
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of doctors in training had worked for 48 hours or fewer in each week of the 12 months prior to August 2009.
(298298)
302
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much his Department has spent in each category on ensuring that NHS trusts comply with the provisions of the European Working Time Directive.
(298299)
303
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much his Department has given to each NHS trust for the purposes of assisting with compliance with the provisions of the European Working Time Directive.
(298300)
304
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much the NHS through the European Health Insurance Card reclaimed from each other EU member state in each of the last seven calendar years.
(298301)
305
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many adults have received support under section 21 of the National Assistance Act 1948 in each year since 1997.
(298302)
306
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer to Question 290279, which councils (a) have and (b) have not made use of the audit tool for developing services for minority ethnic older people in each year.
(298303)
307
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people received payments under the direct payment scheme in each year since 2000; and how much was paid out in each such year.
(298326)
308
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much his Department spent on the direct payments scheme in each year since 2000.
(298327)
309
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients have made a written request to view information in their medical record in each year since 1998; and how many of these requests were refused in each year.
(298330)
310
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether a breach of the criteria established for the successful introduction of electronic patient records at the end of November 2009 constitutes a ground for the termination of local service provider contracts.
(298350)
311
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate has been made of the potential savings to the NHS (a) nationally and (b) in each primary care trust of full implementation of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence's February 2006 guidance on nutrition support in adults.
(298373)
312
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the (a) assessment and (b) funding proposals in the Social Care Green Paper are based solely on the level of need.
(298374)
313
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people received home help funded from the public purse during the sample week used for his Department's survey on home care services in September 2009.
(298376)
314
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much his Department spent on first class rail travel for officials in (a) 2004-05 and (b) 2005-06.
(298394)
315
N
Paul Rowen (Rochdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what funding his Department allocated for biomedical research on the causes and treatment of myalgic encephalomyelitis in 2008-09.
(297853)
316
N
Paul Rowen (Rochdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department plans to make myalgic encephalomyelitis a notifiable illness in schools.
(297854)
317
N
Paul Rowen (Rochdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent discussions his Department has had with officials from myalgic encephalomyelitis charities and campaign groups on proposals to make myalgic encephalomyelitis a notifiable illness in schools.
(297855)
318
Mark Simmonds (Boston & Skegness): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many invitations to participate in the national bowel cancer screening programme have been issued; how many persons have referred themselves to the programme; how many test kits have been (a) sent out and (b) returned; how many people have attended for a colonoscopy; how many polyps have been removed; and how many cancers have been diagnosed in respect of (i) men and (ii) women (A) in each primary care trust, (B) in each screening centre and (C) at each regional programme hub.
(298166)
319
N
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects general practitioner surgeries in the southwest of the New Forest to receive supplies of the influenza vaccine.
(297856)
320
N
Jo Swinson (East Dunbartonshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent steps his Department has taken to prevent harm to human health arising from the use of skin-whitening products, with particular reference to products containing the ingredients (a) mercury, (b) kojic acid, (c) steroids and (d) hydroquinone.
(297874)
321
N
Jo Swinson (East Dunbartonshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research his Department has commissioned on the effects on human health of skin-whitening products.
(297875)
322
N
Jo Swinson (East Dunbartonshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many hospital admissions resulted from the use of skin-whitening products in the latest period for which figures are available.
(297876)
Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
323
Ms Diane Abbott (Hackney North & Stoke Newington): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 1 September 2009, Official Report, column 1871W, on asylum: families, what assessment has been made of the reasons for the reduction in the number of visas issued to overseas nationals under the age of 18 years in the family reunion category between 2004-05 and 2008-09; and if he will make a statement.
(298187)
324
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent representations he has received on the proscription of Hizb ut-Tahrir; and if he will make a statement.
(298346)
325
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many miles (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department travelled by (i) car, (ii) rail and (iii) air on Government business in each year since 1997.
(298541)
326
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent estimate he has made of the number of closed circuit television cameras monitoring public space in the UK.
(298434)
327
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent estimate he has made of the number of people seeking registration with the Independent Safeguarding Authority under the vetting and barring scheme in the next five years.
(298491)
328
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how long on average he expects it to take for an application for registration under the vetting and barring scheme to be processed by the Independent Safeguarding Authority.
(298492)
329
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he intends to take to implement the automatic issue of parenting orders following the breach of an anti-social behaviour order by a child.
(298493)
330
Ben Chapman (Wirral South): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what account his Department takes of length of residence in the UK when determining the merits of applications for citizenship, with particular reference to periods of residence of 20 years or more.
(298322)
331
Mr Ian Davidson (Glasgow South West): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum seekers on the list of legacy cases (a) have been granted permission to remain in the United Kingdom and (b) are known to have left the country in (i) the last 12 months and (ii) the most recent period for which statistics are available.
(298383)
332
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people under the age of 18 years (a) were given and (b) breached an anti-social behaviour order in the London Borough of Bexley in each year since their inception.
(298112)
333
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many acceptable behaviour contracts have been (a) agreed and (b) breached in the London Borough of Bexley in each year since their inception.
(298113)
334
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many UK-based websites have been closed down under the provisions of section 3 of the Terrorism Act 2006 because they contained extremist material inciting terrorism.
(298067)
335
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the recorded violent crime rate per 1,000 of the population was in each police force area in each year since 1998-99.
(298068)
336
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications for identity cards are expected to be received from British and Irish citizens in each of the next 12 months.
(298069)
337
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he plans to designate passports under the Identity Cards Act 2006.
(298070)
338
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what projects have been carried out by consultants for the UK Border Agency in the last 12 months.
(298071)
339
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether British citizens will be able to apply for an identity card online.
(298072)
340
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many warrants were issued under section 14 of the Computer Misuse Act 1990 in the last four years.
(298074)
341
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many offences of unauthorised access to computer material with intent to commit or facilitate commission of further offences have been recorded in the last four years; and how many convictions have resulted.
(298077)
342
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many offences of unauthorised access to computer material have been recorded in the last five years; and how many convictions have resulted.
(298078)
343
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many offences of unauthorised modification of computer material have been recorded in the last four years; and how many convictions have resulted.
(298080)
344
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many offences of directly or indirectly impairing access to any programme or data held in a computer to which their access is unauthorised have been recorded in the last four years; and how many convictions have resulted.
(298081)
345
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 21 January 2009, Official Report, columns 1484-86W, on crime: statistics, what the breakdown by category of incident is of the 3,868,002 incidents of anti-social behaviour recorded in 2007-08.
(298162)
346
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 13 October 2009, Official Report, columns 835-40W, what the equivalent figures for anti-social behaviour incidents in the same category were for 2007-08.
(298164)
347
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Hertsmere of 12 October 2009, Official Report, column 527-28W, on deportation, how many of the cases referred to in the table involved deportations or exclusions specifically on the grounds of fomenting extremism.
(298172)
348
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 26 October 2009, Official Report, column 184WA, on identity cards, what action has been taken to inform employees in (a) his Department and (b) the Passport Service that they could apply for an identity card from 20 October 2009.
(298385)
349
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 26 October 2009, Official Report, column 184WA, on identity cards, on which date identity cards will be extended to residents of Greater Manchester and to airside workers at Manchester and London City airports.
(298387)
350
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 26 October 2009, Official Report, column 184WA, on identity cards, how many applications have been received from people working in (a) his Department and (b) the Identity and Passport Service.
(298388)
351
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many offenders with records on the violent and sex offender register whose nationality is not British are recorded as residing at a UK address.
(298084)
352
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many offenders of each nationality have records on the violent and sex offender register.
(298085)
353
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, in how many cases an application for (a) asylum and (b) leave to remain was initially refused and subsequently granted following the intervention of an hon. Member in (i) 2005, (ii) 2006, (iii) 2007, (iv) 2008 and (v) 2009.
(298108)
354
Robert Neill (Bromley & Chislehurst): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance his Department has issued to local authorities on implementing designated public places orders that cover an entire local authority area.
(298436)
355
Robert Neill (Bromley & Chislehurst): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what his Department's policy is on participating in the Total Place initiative with local councils.
(298439)
356
Mr James Plaskitt (Warwick & Leamington): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what definition of extremist is used in respect of compiling data on the National Public Order Intelligence Unit (NPOIU); what forms of evidence gathered by forward intelligence teams are retained by the NPOIU; how many individuals are identifiable by spotter cards on the NPOIU database; and how many individual names are recorded on the NPOIU database.
(298339)
357
N
Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent estimate he has made of the value of heavy plant and equipment stolen in the last 12 months; and if he will make a statement.
(297913)
358
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have received police cautions in the last 12 months.
(298212)
359
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions he has had with (a) Ministerial colleagues, (b) local authorities and (c) others on forced marriages.
(298219)
360
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much funding his Department has allocated to tackling forced marriages in 2009-10.
(298220)
361
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent steps his Department has taken to reduce the number of forced marriages.
(298223)
362
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many visits by inspectors of scientific procedures on animals have been made to Wickham Laboratories in the last two years; how long each visit lasted; and what report inspectors made on each visit.
(298182)
363
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidelines his Department operates to ensure that veterinary surgeons do not have conflicts of interest under section 6(5) of the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986.
(298323)
364
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether project licences issued under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 require the substances or products which may be tested on animals to be specified.
(298337)
365
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether licensees are required to obtain the specific approval of his Department before testing a particular substance on animals under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986.
(298338)
Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development
366
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many miles (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department travelled by (i) car, (ii) rail and (iii) air on Government business in each year since 1997.
(298543)
367
Mr Tom Clarke (Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department takes to engage with civil society in developing countries when distributing aid.
(298332)
368
Mr Tom Clarke (Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent steps his Department has taken towards achieving universal (a) basic education and (b) literacy in the developing world.
(298333)
369
Mr Tom Clarke (Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent discussions he has had about the GCE-FIFA 2010 Word Cup initiative 1GOAL.
(298334)
370
Mr Tom Clarke (Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent steps his Department has taken to reduce (a) childhood diarrhoea and (b) diabetes in developing countries.
(298335)
371
Mr Tom Clarke (Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent steps he has taken to increase the supply of zinc tablets to developing countries.
(298336)
372
Mr Stephen Crabb (Preseli Pembrokeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much cross-border humanitarian assistance his Department plans to provide for eastern Burma in 2010; and how much was provided in 2009.
(298465)
373
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many helplines his Department operates; how much it has received from the operation of such helplines in each of the last three years; if he will consider the merits of securing the accreditation of such helplines to the Helplines Association's quality standard; and if he will make a statement.
(298396)
374
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether his Department was represented at the most recent Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil meeting; and if he will make a statement.
(298526)
375
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, when he last discussed the use of sustainable palm oil with (a) Ministerial colleagues, (b) representatives of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil, (c) representatives of the palm oil industry, (d) representatives of environmental non-governmental organisations and (e) officials of other Government departments; and if he will make a statement.
(298554)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Justice
376
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) cautions and (b) fines were imposed for (i) vandalism, (ii) graffiti, (iii) littering, (iv) throwing fireworks into any street or public place and (v) anti-social behaviour in each district and unitary council area in Essex in each of the last eight quarters for which records are available.
(298273)
377
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many miles (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department and its predecessor travelled by (i) car, (ii) rail and (iii) air on Government business in each year since 1997.
(298542)
378
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, in what (a) print and (b) on-line publications recruitment advertisements for ordinary members of the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority have been placed; for what reasons those publications were chosen; and how much has been spent on the placing of such advertisements.
(298167)
379
Mr Dai Davies (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether (a) travel, (b) subsistence and (c) overnight accommodation expenses may be claimed by Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) members; and whether IPSA will be subject to the provisons of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
(298168)
380
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people were (a) convicted of and (b) cautioned in relation to a criminal offence in each year since 1989.
(298075)
381
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people have received the maximum sentence of four years custody for possession of a knife.
(298076)
382
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will place in the Library a copy of his Department's guidance entitled Money for Ministers - An Introduction to Finance in the Ministry of Justice for Ministers.
(298079)
383
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the cost was of using (a) boats, (b) commercial flights and (c) private flights to transfer prisoners to prisons on the Isle of Wight in each of the last five years.
(298082)
384
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many offenders supervised under level 1 multi-agency public protection arrangements have reoffended in each of the last five years.
(298083)
385
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 2 November 2009, Official Report, column 742W, on prisoner release reoffenders, what the original conviction was of the two offenders released on end of custody licence who were later convicted of murder.
(298386)
386
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 26 October 2009, Official Report, column 90W, on prisoner escapes, what the name is of the person convicted of murder who is unlawfully at large; on what date his or her (a) offence and (b) conviction took place; what the length of his or her sentence was; on what date he or she absconded, and from which prison; whether he or she was on any form of work or temporary release; what his or her security classification was at the time of absconding; and whether he or she had been subject to any punishments for breach of prison discipline while in prison.
(298460)
387
N
Alun Michael (Cardiff South & Penarth): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, at which prisons there has been (a) a change of governor and (b) the introduction of an acting governor for one month or more in each of the last five years; when each such change occurred; and what the names were of the governors involved in each change.
(297706)
388
Robert Neill (Bromley & Chislehurst): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what guidance has been given to local authorities by the Information Commissioner on the classifying of individuals on List 98.
(298446)
389
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many visitors the Supreme Court website has received in the last two months.
(298211)
390
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent representations he has received on the prosecution of (a) genocide and (b) war crimes in UK courts.
(298213)
391
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent steps his Department has taken to improve prison conditions.
(298214)
392
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to increase numbers of applications from people from ethnic minorities for posts in his Department.
(298215)
393
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent steps his Department has taken to seek to reduce the incidence of publication of defamatory material on the internet.
(298216)
394
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent discussions he has had on the effectiveness of the National Victims Service; and if he will make a statement.
(298217)
395
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the cost to the public purse was of opening the Supreme Court.
(298218)
396
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps are being taken to increase the number of forced marriage cases which are prosecuted.
(298222)
397
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners have escaped while being transferred between prisons in each month of the last five years.
(298454)
398
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners have (a) escaped from custody and (b) been returned to custody having escaped in the each month of the last five years.
(298455)
399
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what his most recent estimate is of the size of the prison population; and what estimate he has made of the number of prison places in each of the next five years.
(298494)
400
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many staff were employed in the Probation Service in each of the last 15 years.
(298266)
401
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the likely level of expenditure on the Probation Service in the next five years.
(298287)
402
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent discussions he has had with representatives of probation officers on staffing levels in the probation service.
(298288)
403
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the year-on-year change in expenditure on the Probation Service has been in each of the last 15 years.
(298331)
404
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will visit the Huddersfield probation service office to (a) meet frontline probation personnel and (b) discuss staffing levels.
(298389)
405
N
Mr Edward Timpson (Crewe & Nantwich): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what criminal offences enacted since 1997 have never resulted in (a) a criminal prosecution and (b) a criminal conviction.
(297845)
Questions to the Leader of the House
406
N
Mr James Arbuthnot (North East Hampshire): To ask the Leader of the House, pursuant to the Answer of 7 July 2009, Official Report, column 647W, on the Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy, what discussions she has had with Ministerial colleagues on the schedule for the establishment of a Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy; when she expects the Committee to first meet; and if she will make a statement.
(297921)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
407
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many miles (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department travelled by (i) car, (ii) rail and (iii) air on Government business in each year since 1997.
(298548)
408
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to the Answer of 26 October 2009, Official Report, column 1W, on departmental rail travel, how many (a) journeys were paid for and (b) people travelled in each year; whether any nugatory expenditure was incurred in each year; and if he will make a statement.
(298177)
409
Mr Eddie McGrady (South Down): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will make it his policy to transfer the operation of the Special Purchase of Evacuated Dwellings scheme to his Department prior to a transfer to any new Department of Justice in the Northern Ireland Executive.
(298375)
410
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much the (a) Northern Ireland Policing Board and (b) district policing partnerships cost to run in the latest year for which figures are available.
(298178)
411
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many people attended public meetings of (a) the Northern Ireland Policing Board and (b) district policing partnerships in the latest period for which figures are available.
(298179)
412
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the planned number of police officers in Northern Ireland for 2010-11.
(298180)
413
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many police officers there were in Northern Ireland in each of the last 10 years.
(298181)
Questions to the Minister for the Olympics
414
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough): To ask the Minister for the Olympics, what representations she has received on the possibility of an increase in human trafficking in the sex industry in relation to the London 2012 Olympics; and if she will make a statement.
(298184)
415
Mr Tom Clarke (Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill): To ask the Minister for the Olympics, what proportion of contracts for the London 2012 Olympics have been awarded to companies based outside London; and if she will make a statement.
(298063)
416
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester): To ask the Minister for the Olympics, how many helplines the Government Olympic Executive operates; how much revenue it has received from the operation of such helplines in each of the last three years; if she will consider the merits of securing the accreditation of such helplines to The Helplines Association's quality standard; and if she will make a statement.
(298395)
Questions to the Prime Minister
417
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Prime Minister, how many miles (a) he and his predecessor and (b) officials in his Office travelled by (i) car, (ii) rail and (iii) air on Government business in each year since 1997.
(298537)
418
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Prime Minister, how many visits he has made to (a) repatriation ceremonies for the remains of servicemen, (b) the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine, Selly Oak and (c) the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre Headley Court in the course of his official duties since June 2007.
(298402)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Scotland
419
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many miles (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department and its predecessor travelled by (i) car, (ii) rail and (iii) air on Government business in each year since 1997.
(298547)
Questions to the Minister of State, Department for Transport
420
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, when he plans to publish his national policy statement within the framework envisaged by the Planning Act 2008 on airports; what recent representations he has received on this issue; what recent discussions he has had on this issue; and if he will make a statement.
(298268)
421
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the operation of section 161 of the Highways Act 1980; and what recent representations he has received about the operation of (a) the section and (b) the Act.
(298269)
422
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what (a) review, (b) consultations and (c) taskforces his Department is (i) responsible for and (ii) scheduled to undertake; on what date each such initiative that is underway (A) started and (B) is expected to be completed; what the purpose is of each; and what the estimated cost of each is.
(298340)
423
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what assessment he has made of the identification by the railway industry of railway lines which would be suitable for reopening; and if he will make a statement.
(298400)
424
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, whether his Department has made any recent assessment of the degree to which the meanings of individual road signs are understood by (a) motorists, (b) cyclists and (c) pedestrians.
(298401)
425
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, when he next intends to publish an update of his Department's guidance, New approach to transport appraisal.
(298457)
426
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, for what reason the Waterloo International Terminal has been allowed to remain in the ownership of the British Rail (Residuary) Body.
(298458)
427
Mr Stephen Crabb (Preseli Pembrokeshire): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what plans he has to use private goods vehicle testers in Preseli Pembrokeshire constituency in place of the goods vehicle testing centre operated by the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency.
(298054)
428
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what plans he has to review his policy on airport public safety zones with particular reference to (a) their boundaries and (b) the buildings which are allowed within them.
(298390)
429
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what consideration he has given to the application of his Department's public safety zones policy in respect of Heathrow Airport.
(298391)
430
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what consideration was given to his Department's public safety zone policy when it was decided to support a third runway at Heathrow Airport.
(298392)
431
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what area would be encompassed by a public safety zone if the third runway and sixth terminal at Heathrow Airport were to be constructed.
(298393)
432
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what buildings are located in the public safety zones area to be established if a third runway at Heathrow Airport is constructed; and what the estimated cost of the compulsory purchase of these buildings by the airport operator is under existing legislation.
(298397)
433
N
Mr Patrick McLoughlin (West Derbyshire): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, when he expects the concrete surface of the A50 Doveridge bypass to (a) reach end-of-life and (b) be resurfaced; and what estimate has been made of the cost of resurfacing.
(297987)
434
N
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, which fixed speed camera led to the largest number of speeding tickets being issued in the latest 12 month period for which information is available; and how much was paid in fines as a result of those tickets.
(297833)
435
N
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what the average cost is of (a) installing and (b) operating an average speed camera for a year.
(297834)
436
N
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, in what urban areas trials of the use of average speed cameras are planned to start in the next six months.
(297835)
437
N
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, how many average speed cameras are in operation on (a) Highways Agency roads and motorways and (b) other roads.
(297836)
438
N
Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of levels of road safety in (a) County Durham, (b) North Yorkshire, (c) Swindon and (d) Barnet in comparison with similar areas.
(297840)
439
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, what representations he has received in respect of the removal of all but international and national coach services from the proposed EU regulation on passenger rights; and if he will make a statement.
(298461)
440
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, whether his Department was represented at the most recent Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil meeting; and if he will make a statement.
(298527)
441
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport, when he last discussed the use of sustainable palm oil with (a) Ministerial colleagues, (b) representatives of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil, (c) representatives of the palm oil industry, (d) representatives of environmental non-governmental organisations and (e) officials of other Government departments; and if he will make a statement.
(298528)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Wales
442
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many miles (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department and its predecessor travelled by (i) car, (ii) rail and (iii) air on Government business in each year since 1997.
(298549)
443
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for the Home Department on measures to reduce the incidence of shoplifting in Wales.
(298185)
Questions to the Minister for Women and Equality
444
Robert Neill (Bromley & Chislehurst): To ask the Minister for Women and Equality, what assessment has been made of the (a) effectiveness and (b) value for money of the Equality and Human Rights Commission.
(298448)
445
Robert Neill (Bromley & Chislehurst): To ask the Minister for Women and Equality, what role (a) the Audit Commission and (b) other public sector inspectorates will play in monitoring public authorities adherence to the duty to tackle socio-economic disadvantage proposed in the Equality Bill.
(298449)
446
Robert Neill (Bromley & Chislehurst): To ask the Minister for Women and Equality, what guidance (a) the Equality and Human Rights Commission and (b) the Government Equalities Office have given to local authorities on hiring diversity officers.
(298450)
447
Robert Neill (Bromley & Chislehurst): To ask the Minister for Women and Equality, whether the duty to tackle social-economic disadvantage proposed in the Equality Bill will apply to fire and rescue authorities and their targeting of fire resources.
(298451)
448
Robert Neill (Bromley & Chislehurst): To ask the Minister for Women and Equality, if she will place a copy of her Office's Dignity at Work strategy in the Library.
(298452)
449
Robert Neill (Bromley & Chislehurst): To ask the Minister for Women and Equality, if she will place a copy of the Dignity at Work policy of the Equality and Human Rights Commission in the Library.
(298453)
450
Robert Neill (Bromley & Chislehurst): To ask the Minister for Women and Equality, pursuant to the Answer of 18 June 2009, Official Report, column 503W, on the Equality and Human Rights Commission: manpower, if she will provide an updated list of the full-time equivalent vacancies following recent resignations, including the (a) job title and (b) salary range of each vacancy.
(298479)
451
Robert Neill (Bromley & Chislehurst): To ask the Minister for Women and Equality, with reference to the Women in Power: Milestones document of the Government Equalities Office, for what reason the UK's first woman Prime Minister is not mentioned by name in the document; and if she will make it her policy to revise the document to include her name.
(298480)
452
Robert Neill (Bromley & Chislehurst): To ask the Minister for Women and Equality, with reference to page 38 of the Goverment Equalities Office's Annual Report and Resource Accounts 2008-09, HC 874, what the other evidence is which contradicts the findings of the Citizenship survey that there are no significant gaps between groups in perceptions of unfair treatment.
(298481)
453
Robert Neill (Bromley & Chislehurst): To ask the Minister for Women and Equality, pursuant to the Answer of 18 June 2009, Official Report, column 503W, on the Equality and Human Rights Commission: manpower, how many full-time equivalent (a) consultants and (b) temporary staff employed by the Commission are not permanent staff.
(298485)
454
Robert Neill (Bromley & Chislehurst): To ask the Minister for Women and Equality, with reference to the Answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 14 July 2008, Official Report, column 149W, on the Valuation Office: video recordings, if she will place in the Library an audio copy of the training video converted from the digital video held on the Valuation Office Agency's computer.
(298486)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
455
Ms Diane Abbott (Hackney North & Stoke Newington): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans her Department has for the future of the carer's allowance; and if she will make a statement.
(298188)
456
Ms Diane Abbott (Hackney North & Stoke Newington): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to ensure the local relevance of help and advice given to jobseekers under the Flexible New Deal programme; and if she will make a statement.
(298189)
457
Ms Diane Abbott (Hackney North & Stoke Newington): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps are being taken under the Flexible New Deal programme to get people into work lasting 12 months or more; and if she will make a statement.
(298190)
458
Ms Diane Abbott (Hackney North & Stoke Newington): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department plans to provide transitional payments to jobseekers who have found work; and if she will make a statement.
(298191)
459
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many residents in (a) Bexleyheath and Crayford and (b) the London Borough of Bexley are in receipt of (i) housing benefit and (ii) council tax benefit.
(298115)
460
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what percentage of pensioners have been living in absolute poverty in (a) the North East and (b) the UK in each year since 2006.
(298351)
461
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether decisions relating to individuals' requirements for a second medical assessment for employment support allowance may be made by persons other than Ministers; and if she will make a statement.
(298088)
462
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when she expects to reply to the hon. Member for North Essex's letter of 28 September 2009 on his constituent Mr Mark Esquilant's requirement for a second medical assessment for employment support allowance; for what reasons the letter was sent on to Atos Origin for reply; and if she will make a statement.
(298089)
463
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether it is the policy of her Department to pass correspondence from (a) hon. Members and (b) others concerning employment support allowance to a contractor; and what targets are set for handling such correspondence.
(298090)
464
N
John Mason (Glasgow East): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what her latest estimate is of the number of lone parents in Glasgow North East constituency in receipt of income support and with a dependent youngest child aged (a) 10 years or over and (b) seven years or over.
(297923)
465
Robert Neill (Bromley & Chislehurst): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what her Department's policy is on participating in the Total Place initiative with local councils.
(298441)
466
N
Andrew Selous (South West Bedfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when she plans to respond to (a) Question 295491, on funding from the Growth Fund, and (b) Question 295848, on the Birmingham City Council Jobcentre Plus Partnership, tabled on 21 October 2009 for answer on 26 October.
(297857)
Questions to the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
467
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, what legislation regulates the sale of fireworks over the internet; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (298462)
468
Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many companies are authorised to (a) manufacture and (b) sell fireworks; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (298463)
Questions to the Minister for the Cabinet Office
469
Colin Challen (Morley & Rothwell): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, on how many occasions the Green Ministers Committee has met in 2009; and which Ministers attended each such meeting.
[Transferred] (298325)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
470
Robert Neill (Bromley & Chislehurst): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what level of council tax discount is applied to an empty dwelling which is (a) furnished and (b) unfurnished.
[Transferred] (298447)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change
471
N
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what recent estimate he has made of levels of gas storage in the UK; and if he will make a statement.
[Question Unstarred] (297761)
472
N
Mr David Heathcoat-Amory (Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what recent representations he has received on wind farm planning applications in Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty; and if he will make a statement.
[Question Unstarred] (297757)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
473
Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, on how many occasions the Cabinet discussed palm oil since 2005; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (298523)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
474
Mr Michael Meacher (Oldham West & Royton): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the (a) objectives and (b) terms of reference are of the programme of consumer engagement on genetic modification which he has asked the Food Standards Agency (FSA) to undertake; and what budget has been allocated for the projct by (i) his Department and (ii) the FSA.
[Transferred] (298195)
475
Mr Michael Meacher (Oldham West & Royton): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which research projects have been funded by (a) his Department and its predecessors and (b) the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council on the safety of genetically-modified food in the last 10 years.
[Transferred] (298280)
Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
476
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people have died from mesothelioma in (a) South Tyneside, (b) the North East and (c) the UK in each year since 2006.
[Transferred] (298398)
477
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assistance her Department is giving to employees at risk of redundancy at Elektron Instruments Limited in Torquay.
[Transferred] (298055)

 
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