Written Questions - High Speed 2 Railway Line (10 February 2014)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate HS2 Ltd has made of the number of classic compatible services originating at stations north of Wigan which will (a) call at and (b) terminate at Manchester Piccadilly once phase 2 of High Speed 2 is complete.
Written Questions - In Vitro Fertilisation (13 Janaury 2014)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of his Department's progress on implementing the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence's recommendation that funding should be made available to provide patients with three full cycles of IVF.
Written Questions - High Speed 2 Railway Line (5 December 2013)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what estimate his Department has made of the business case for the Y-shaped route for High Speed 2 (a) with and (b) without the section of line between Winterbottom and Bamfurlong; (2) what estimate his Department has made of the economic benefits of the section of the High Speed 2 line between Winterbottom and Bamfurlong; (3) what estimate his Department had made of the incremental cost to benefit ratio of the section of the High Speed 2 line between Winterbottom and Bamfurlong.

Written Questions - Aluminium: EU Action (3 December 2013)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent discussions he has had with his EU counterparts on the effects of EU policy relating to aluminium of the global competitiveness of the EU aluminium industry.
Written Questions - Aluminium: Industry (3 December 2013)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he is taking to support the aluminium industry.
Written Questions - In Vitro Fertilisation (8 November 2013)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment he has made of regional variations in the funding by clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) of IVF treatment for couples with fertility problems; and if he will issue revised guidance to CCGs aimed at minimising such variations.
Written Questions - Revenue & Customs: Telephone Services (10 Jun 2013)

David Mowat: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the average call waiting time was for (a) domestic and (b) international callers to HM Revenue and Customs' tax enquiry line in each of the last five years for which figures are available.

Written Questions - Procurement (3 Jun 2013)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps his Department took to ensure that the NSA procurement processes run by his Department gave a high priority to the improvement and retention of local specialist skills.

Written Questions - Procurement (21 May 2013)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps he is taking to ensure that procurement and tendering processes run by his Department give a high priority to the improvement and retention of local specialist skills.

Written Questions - Transport: Finance (26 Mar 2013)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will establish a generic exceptional hardship scheme to help those affected by national infrastructure projects as opposed to designing bespoke schemes for each project; and if he will make a statement.

Written Questions - High Speed 2 (26 Mar 2013)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the recent judgement handed down in R (on application of Buckinghamshire County Council and Others) v Secretary of State for Transport 2013 on the (a) length of the consultation and (b) announcement of the final design of the Exceptional Hardship Scheme for those affected by phase 2 of High Speed 2; what his most recent estimate is of the likely date of the final announcement; and if he will make a statement;

(2) what changes he has made to the consultation on the Exceptional Hardship Scheme for those affected by phase 2 of High Speed 2 as a result of the recent judgement handed down in the case of R (on application of Buckinghamshire County Council and Others) v Secretary of State for Transport 2013; and if he will make a statement.

Written Questions - Electricity Generation (19 Mar 2013)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change in what ways he intends that the electricity market reform programme will ensure that market participation from demand-side activities and embedded generation is improved.

Written Questions - Electricity Generation (19 Mar 2013)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will take steps to ensure that any measures to support the functioning of, and access to, the electricity market implemented under the powers provided in Chapter 6 of Part 1 of the Energy Bill will be open to all market participants and not limited to (a) specific technologies or (b) those accessing specific market intervention mechanisms such as a contract for differences FiT.

Written Questions - Electricity Generation (18 Mar 2013)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what measure the Government intends to use to determine whether participation of demand-side response, including embedded generation, within the capacity mechanism is successful.

Written Questions - High Speed Railway Line (1 Mar 2013)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether and to what extent the maximum distance a property must be from the route of High Speed 2 to be eligible for an exceptional hardship payment will be affected by the relative height above ground of the route at that point.

Written Questions - High Speed Railway Line (28 Feb 2013)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the maximum distance is which a property must be from the route of High Speed 2 to qualify for the exceptional hardship scheme.
Written Questions - Schools: Snow & Ice (14 Feb 2013)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Education what guidance his Department gives to schools and local education authorities on contingency planning to minimise school closures in the event of snow; and if he will make a statement.
Written Questions - Criminal Records (11 Feb 2013)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what progress her Department has made on allowing people to transfer criminal record disclosures between local authorities.

Written Questions - Personal Injury: Compensation (20 Dec 2012)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what estimate his Department has made of the likely average reduction in motor insurance premiums as a result of implementation of the proposals set out in his Department's consultation on Reducing the number and costs of whiplash claims; and if he will make a statement;

Written Questions - Civil Law (20 Dec 2012)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will consider the merits of producing an impact assessment of the cumulative effects on the civil justice system of the provision of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 and the reforms of litigation costs proposed by Lord Justice Jackson, the introduction of Alternative Business Structures, the proposed increase in the small claims limit, the proposed medical panels for whiplash cases and the proposed changes to the Road Traffic Accident portal; and if he will make a statement.

Written Questions - Energy Supply (4 Dec 2012)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will give consideration to publishing a single energy security strategy paper setting out how the Government will ensure long-term energy security; and if he will make a statement.

Written Questions - Energy Supply (4 Dec 2012)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps he is taking to speed up infrastructure projects that improve energy security; and if he will make a statement.

Written Questions - Energy Supply (3 Dec 2012)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what consideration he has given to improving grid connections with Europe in order to ensure future energy security; and if he will make a statement.

Written Questions - Unsolicited Goods & Services (28 Oct 2012)

David Mowat: To ask the Attorney-General (1) what steps he is taking to increase the number of successful prosecutions of individuals or companies involved in cold-calling regarding accident claims.

(2) how many motor insurance companies have been successfully prosecuted for the selling of personal information in each of the last five years.

Written Questions - Dangerous Dogs (10 Sep 2012)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether she has given consideration to bringing forward proposals to treat attacks upon guide dogs as an attack upon the person; and if she will make a statement.

Written Questions - Equality Act (5 Sep 2012)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 15 September 2010, Official Report, column 49WS, on the Equality Act 2010, when he plans to fully implement section 165 of the Equality Act 2010.

Written Questions - Waste: Exports (17 Jul 2012)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what (a) volume and (b) proportion of waste that would be otherwise have gone to landfill was exported in each of the last five years.

Written Questions - Whiplash Claims (3 Jul 2012)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what comparative assessment he has made of the number of whiplash claims in the courts in (a) England and Wales, (b) France and (c) Germany.

Written Questions - Occupational Pensions (18 Jun 2012)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to the answer of 27 March 2012, Official Report, column 1044W, on occupational pensions, what steps his Department plans to take to ensure that the Workplace Pension Reforms Evaluation Strategy is suited to smaller employers.

Written Questions - Occupational Pensions (18 Jun 2012)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment his Department has made of the (a) cost and (b) administrative burden of opt-outs from the automatic enrolment regulations for temporary workers.

Written Questions - Occupational Pensions (18 Jun 2012)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps his Department has taken to minimise the industry-specific administrative obligations of auto-enrolment for (a) agency workers and (b) agencies who frequently change position.

Written Questions - Occupational Pensions (18 Jun 2012)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what criteria the Workplace Pension Reform Evaluation Strategy will use to measure the effects of automatic enrolment.

Written Answers - Occupational Pensions (18 Jun 2012)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans his Department has to seek the views of employers participating in the early stages of the automatic enrolment implementation scheme as part of the Workplace Pension Reform Evaluation Strategy.

Written Answers - Retail Trade: Credit Cards (11 Jun 2012)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he is taking to reduce the cost to small retailers of offering card payment facilities to customers.

Written Answers - Payment Cards (23 Apr 2012)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he is taking to increase competition in the market for payment cards.

Written Answers - Renewables Obligation (19 Apr 2012)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the effect on the advanced conversion technology industry of the Renewables Obligation banding review; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers - Trade Fairs (16 Apr 2012)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what criteria UK Trade and Investment uses to assess the effectiveness of the representation of UK companies who have received money from the Trade Show Access Programme at international trade shows.

Written Answers - Trade Fairs (16 Apr 2012)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much and what proportion of Tradeshow Access Programme funding has been allocated to identifying suitable companies to participate in the programme in each of the last five years

Written Answers - Trade Fairs (16 Apr 2012)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many companies received grants from the Tradeshow Access Programme in each of the last five years; what the total amount paid out was in each year; and what the highest individual payment was in each year.

Written Answers - Trade Fairs (16 Apr 2012)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent assessment he has made of the performance of UK companies at international trade shows.

Written Answers - Health Allocation Formula (27 Mar 2012)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to review the health allocation formula.

Written Answers - Housing: Rents (26 Mar 2012)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what consideration he has given to extending the timetable for rent convergence between local authority housing and registered social landlords beyond 2015-16.

Written Answers - BBC (15 Mar 2012)

David Mowat: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the oral answer of 2 February 2012, Official Report, column 1008, on tax avoidance, whether the BBC falls within the scope of the review on the structuring of employee remuneration.

Written Answers - Livestock: Disposal (13 Mar 2012)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what guidance to regulate the disposal of carcasses infected with BSE (a) was in place in 1996 and (b) is in place.

Written Answers - Livestock: Disposal (1 Mar 2012)

David Mowat:
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps her Department is taking to ensure that prions from previous disposals of carcasses infected with or believed to be infected with BSE are not released into (a) the environment and (b) upwind of or near residential areas.

Written Answers - Planning Permission: Travellers (29 Feb 2012)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment he has made of the effect of new planning guidance on travelling showpeople's sites on appeals lodged before the new guidance comes into force; and whether such an appeal against a planning decision will be judged against the guidance that was in force at the time the application was made.

Written Answers - Landfill (29 Feb 2012)

David Mowat:
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the minimum permitted membrane thickness of a landfill site is; and what steps she would expect the Environment Agency to take if a membrane is found to be below the minimum permitted thickness.

Written Answers - Landfill (29 Feb 2012)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what level of insurance her Department requires companies who (a) operate on and (b) operate landfill sites to hold in respect of environmental damage.

Written Answers - Landill: Arpley (29 Feb 2012)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps her Department has put in place to (a) monitor and (b) minimise emissions of (i) inorganic compounds, (ii) dioxin and (iii) non-methane organic compounds at Arpley landfill (A) site and (B) gas generator; what assessment she has made of the merits of taking further such steps; and if she will make a statement.

Written Answers - Landfill: North West (29 Feb 2012)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate she has made of the likely total volume of waste going to landfill produced by (a) Merseyside, (b) Greater Manchester, (c) the borough of Warrington, (d) the borough of Halton and (e) the borough of Wigan in each of the next 15 years.

Written Answers - Health Allocation Formula (21 Feb 2012)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to review the health allocation formula.

Written Answers - Prescriptions (20 Feb 2012)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 18 October 2011, Official Report, column 817W, on prescriptions, for what reasons the statutory instrument relating to the prescribing powers of non-medical prescribers has not yet been laid before the House; and when she expects it to be laid.

Written Answers - Pension Funds (8 Feb 2012)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what assessment he has made of the potential (a) costs and (b) benefits to pension savers associated with high portfolio turnover; and if he will make a statement; [92812]

(2) what estimate he has made of the average level of portfolio turnover in (a) UK occupational pension funds and (b) pension products offered by FSA-regulated entities.

Written Answers - Drugs: Safety (6 Feb 2012)

David Mowat:
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to ensure the views and expertise of non-medical prescribing leads are represented within clinical commissioning groups; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers - Occupational Pensions (6 Feb 2012)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will amend the qualifying criteria for pension schemes eligible for auto-enrolment to include (a) a cap on the level of charges that may be levied and (b) a requirement for schemes to be signatories to the UK Stewardship Code.

Written Answers - Travellers: Planning Permission (6 Feb 2012)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what plans he has to issue a revised version of Circular 04/2007 on Planning for Travelling Showpeople.

Written Answers - Non-domestic Rates: Empty Property (19 Jan 2012)

David Mowat: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what plans he has to reform Empty Property Rate Relief to help small and medium-sized businesses; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers - Feed-in Tariffs (18 Jan 2012)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much his Department plans to spend on feed-in tariffs in (a) 2012 and (b) 2013.

Written Answers - Energy (18 Jan 2012)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the level of public subsidy received by the (a) solar, (b) onshore wind, (c) offshore wind, (d) biomass and (e) carbon capture and storage industry; and what proportion of such subsidies are funded out of (i) consumer energy bills and (ii) general taxation.

Written Answers - Energy (18 Jan 2012)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the cost per kWh is for (a) solar, (b) offshore wind, (c) onshore wind and (d) nuclear power generation; and what estimate his Department has made of such costs in 2020.

Written Answers - Motor Vehicles: Licensing (18 Jan 2012)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans she has to require operators of Showmen's vehicles and Showmen's goods vehicles to obtain an operator's licence; and if she will make a statement.

Written Answers - Sewers: Planning (18 Jan 2012)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on the automatic inclusion of water and sewerage companies as statutory consultees when planning applications are submitted for developers of 10 or more properties.

Written Answers - Water Companies (17 Jan 2012)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when her Department will publish a white paper on the future of the water and sewerage industry.

Written Answers - Sewers: Planning (17 Jan 2012)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what legislative proposals she plans to bring forward to simplify the law governing the relative contributions of developers to existing water and sewerage infrastructure when new developments are built.

Written Answers - Stamp Duty Land Tax (17 Jan 2012)

David Mowat: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps he plans to take to reduce avoidance of stamp duty land tax on properties worth more than £1 million through offshore registration; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers - Wind Power (17 Jan 2012)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps he plans to take to review safety standards in respect of blade dislocation in the wind turbine industry.

Written Answers - Solar Power (17 Jan 2012)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what proportion of energy production will come from solar energy in (a) 2012 and (b) 2013.

Written Answers - Renewable Energy: Feed-in Tariffs (17 Jan 2012)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the total expenditure on the feed-in tariff was in each of the last four quarters for which figures are available.

Written Answers - Coal Fired Power Stations (17 Jan 2012)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change which coal-fired power plants need to be decommissioned to meet the UK's obligations under the Large Combustion Directive; and when such power plants are likely to be taken out of service.

Written Answers - Energy: Imports (16 Jan 2012)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what proportion of the electricity consumed in the UK was generated outside the UK in each of the last four quarters for which figures are available; and what proportion he expects to be generated outside the UK in (a) 2012 and (b) 2013.

Written Answers - Construction: Insolvency (16 Jan 2012)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the effect on the construction industry of the provisions relating to payee insolvency contained in the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers - Regional Airports (16 Jan 2012)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps her Department plans to take to support regional airports; and if she will make a statement.

Written Answers - Water Meters (16 Jan 2012)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps she is taking to increase the number of water companies introducing compulsory meter programmes.

Written Answers - Flood & Water Management Act (16 Jan 2012)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps she is taking to implement section 45 of the Flood and Water Management Act 2010.

Written Answers - Wind Power (12 Jan 2012)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what funding his Department will provide for connecting offshore wind farms to the national grid in the remainder of the comprehensive spending review period.

Written Answers - Energy: Prices (12 Jan 2012)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the effect of the electricity market review on consumer energy bills in 2025 assuming fossil fuel prices (a) do not rise and (b) rise by 30 per cent.

Written Answers - Giant Hogweed (12 Jan 2012)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what guidance she has issued to police forces to enable them to enforce section 14(2) of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 in respect of giant hogweed; and if she will make a statement.

Written Answers - Energy: Prices (11 Jan 2012)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the effect on energy bills of (a) the Green Deal, (b) feed-in tariffs, (c) Contract for Difference and (d) other subsidies offered by his Department.

Written Answers - Oil and Gas: Prices (5 Dec 2011)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate his Department used for the price of (a) oil and (b) gas in (i) 2020 and (ii) 2030 to establish the baseline scenario in the electricity market reform White Paper.

Written Answers - Young People: Unemployment (1 Dec 2011)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many people aged between 16 and 18 were not in education, employment or training in Warrington South constituency in each academic year since 1997.

Written Answers - Unemployment: Young People (30 Nov 2011)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many people aged between 19 and 24 were not in education, employment or training in Warrington South constituency in each academic year since 1997.

Written Answers - Carbon Capture & Storage project (24 Nov 2011)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much his Department has spent on the Longannet Carbon Capture and Storage project since it was established.

Written Answers - Prescriptions (18 Oct 2011)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 14 September 2011, Official Report, column 1180, on prescriptions, when she expects to lay before the House the statutory instrument relating to the prescribing powers of non-medical prescribers.

Written Answers - Libya: Terrorism (17 Oct 2011)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with members of Libya's National Transitional Council on compensation payments for British victims of Libyan state-sponsored terrorism.

Written Answers - Warrington Primary Care Trust (Debts) (13 Oct 2011)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether any of Warrington primary care trust's debts will be passed on to the GP consortium set up to cover the same area.

Written Answers - Health Services: North West (13 Oct 2011)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent discussions he has had on the future of the building that formerly housed the Cheshire and Merseyside Treatment Centre.

Written Answers - Nuclear Power Stations: Feed-in Tariffs (14 Sep 2011)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what his policy is on extending the feed-in tariff to combined heat and power plants.

 Written Answers - Prescriptions (14 Sep 2011)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether she plans to bring forward further statutory instruments in respect of the law governing the prescribing powers of non-medical prescribers.

Written Answers - Combined Heat & Power Plants (13 Sep 2011)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the effect of the abolition of levy exemption certificates on the economic viability of combined heat and power plants.

Written Answers - Carbon Trust (13 Sep 2011)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much his Department and its predecessor paid to the Carbon Trust in each of the last five years; and for what purpose.

Written Answers - Carbon Trust (13 Sep 2011)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what payments his Department plans to make to the Carbon Trust in (a) 2011-12 and (b) 2012-13.

Written Answers - Carbon Trust (13 Sep 2011)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the title is of each item of research commissioned from the Carbon Trust by his Department.

Written Answers - Film & Video Games Industries (8 Sep 2011)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what plans he has for future support for the (a) film and (b) video games industry; and if he will make a statement

Written Answers - Music: Licensing (5 Sep 2011)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent assessment his Department has made of the effect on small businesses of the conditions of (a) Performing Right Society and (b) Phonographic Performance Ltd licences; what statutory guidance regulates the issue and enforcement of such licences; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers - Landfill: Recycling (18 Jul 2011)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate she has made of how much waste collected for recycling was sent to landfill in each of the last five years.

Written Answers - Green Investment Bank (11 Jul 2011)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) for what reasons capital costs have not been included in the selection criteria for the location of the Green Investment Bank;

(2) what relative weighting is accorded to operational costs in the selection criteria for the location for the Green Investment Bank;

(3) which aspects of the selection criteria for a location for the Green Investment Bank are location-dependent; and what relative weighting is applied to each of these aspects;

(4) which skills he has identified as being most necessary in the local workforce for the Green Investment Bank; what work his Department is doing to identify those areas of the country with high levels of these skills; and if he will make a statement;

(5) at what point London, Edinburgh and Bristol were selected as contender cities to host the Green Investment Bank; which other locations he considered; and for what reasons each of these was rejected as a potential location.

Written Answers - Driving Tests (7 Jul 2011)

David Mowat:
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many driving test appointments at the Northwich Driving Test Centre have been cancelled in the last 12 months at the request of the Driving Standards Agency or by staff at the centre; and how many of those cancellations have been due to the centre having insufficient examiners to fulfil all the booked appointments.

Written Answers - Non-domestic Rates: Valuation (27 Jun 2011)

David Mowat: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent representations he has received on the Valuation Office Agency's policy of assessing the rateable value of each business operating within a market hall for the purpose of levying national non-domestic rates; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers - Income Tax (7 Jun 2011)

David Mowat: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the number of people who will (a) no longer pay income tax and (b) have their income tax payments reduced in (i) Warrington South constituency and (ii) the borough of Warrington a result of the rise in the personal allowance in (A) 2011-12 and (B) 2012-12.

Written Answers - Primary Schools: Foreign Languages (23 May 2011)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps he plans to take to improve the teaching of modern foreign languages in primary schools; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers - Directors: Females (17 May 2011)

David Mowat: To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities when she plans to respond to Lord Davies' recommendations on increasing the numbers of female directors; and if she will make a statement.

Written Answers - Telecommunications (27 Apr 2011)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what recent discussions he has had on the future regulation of power line telecommunications devices; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers - Thameslink (5 Apr 2011)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the 60-year cost-benefit ratio of (a) the Thameslink programme, (b) Crossrail, (c) High Speed One and (d) High Speed Two.

Written Answers - Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations (28 Mar 2011)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will amend his Department's guidance on the wearing of the NATO/International Security Assistance Force medal for operational service in Afghanistan by service personnel who have been awarded the Operational Service Medal for service in Afghanistan; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers - Disciplinary Proceedings (28 Mar 2011)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will bring forward proposals to amend the practice of administering a secondary punishment to military personnel who come into contact with civilian judicial authorities.

Written Answers - Health Services (22 Mar 2011)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he plans to make a decision on the recommendations from the Co-operation and Competition Panel on regional health commissioning in the North West following the complaint from Hanover Healthcare; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers - Bowel Cancer: Health Services  (11 Feb 2011)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what steps he is taking to support effective commissioning for bowel cancer; 

(2) if he will take steps to ensure communication and partnership working between Public Health England and the NHS in respect of prevention and treatment of (a) bowel cancer and (b) other cancers to achieve a joined-up approach;

(3) what steps he is taking to provide (a) GPs, (b) GP commissioners and (c) GP consortia with information, support and resources to provide effective bowel cancer services.

Written Answers - Discretionary Learner Support Fund (19 Jan 2011)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Education what provision he has made for the administrative costs of the Discretionary Learner Support Fund in 2010-11; and from which of his Department's budgets such costs will be met.

Written Answers - Public Expenditure (20 Dec 2010)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) what his Department's capital expenditure per head was in (a) London and (b) the North West in each of the last five years;

(2) how much and what proportion of his Department's capital expenditure was allocated to (a) London and (b) the north-west in each of the last five financial years.

Written Answers - Departmental Public Expenditure (15 Dec 2010)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what his Department's capital expenditure per head was in (a) London and (b) the North West in each of the last five years.

Written Answers - Departmental Public Expenditure (14 Dec 2010)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much and what proportion of his Department's capital expenditure was allocated to (a) London and (b) the north-west in each of the last five financial years.

Written Answers - Landfill (9 Dec 2010)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps she is taking to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill sites.

 Written Answers - Audit Commission: Pensions (6 Dec 2010)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when he plans to announce his proposals for the future of the Audit Commission's pension scheme.

Written Answers - Departmental Public Expenditure (18 Nov 2010)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much and what proportion of her Department's capital expenditure was allocated to (a) London and (b) the North West in each of the last five financial years.

Written Answers - Public Expenditure: Great London (17 Nov 2010)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much and what proportion of his Department's capital expenditure was allocated to (a) London and (b) the North West in each of the last five financial years.

Written Answers - Public Expenditure: Greater London (17 Nov 2010)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Education what his Department's capital expenditure per head was in (a) London and (b) the North West in each of the last five years.

Written Answers - Departmental Public Expenditure (15 Nov 2010)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what her Department's capital expenditure per head was in (a) London and (b) the North West in each of the last five years.

Written Answers - Public Expenditure (12 Nov 2010)

David Mowat:
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what his Department's capital expenditure per head was in (a) London and (b) the North West in each of the last five years; [21458]

(2) how much and what proportion of his Department's capital expenditure was allocated to (a) London and (b) the North West in each of the last five financial years.

Written Answers - Arpley Landfill Site (10 Nov 2010)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many complaints in respect of the handling of (a) hazardous waste and (b) radioactive waste at the Arpley landfill site the Environment Agency has received in each of the last five years.

Written Answers - Arpley Landfill Site (10 Nov 2010)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many (a) air quality and (b) water quality tests the Environment Agency has carried out within a one mile radius of the Arpley landfill site in the last five years.

Written Answers - Departmental Public Expenditure (9 Nov 2010)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what his Department's capital expenditure per head was in (a) London and (b) the North West in each of the last five years; [21450]

(2) how much and what proportion of his Department's capital expenditure was allocated to (a) London and (b) the North West in each of the last five financial years.

Written Answers - Public Expenditure (9 Nov 2010)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what his Department's capital expenditure per head was in (a) London and (b) the North West in each of the last five years.

Written Answers - Departmental Public Expenditure (9 Nov 2010)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what her Department's capital expenditure per head was in (a) London and (b) the North West in each of the last five years; [21455]

(2) how much and what proportion of her Department's capital expenditure was allocated to (a) London and (b) the North West in each of the last five financial years.

Written Answers - Departmental Public Expenditure (8 Nov 2010)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what his Department's capital expenditure per head was in (a) London and (b) the North West in each of the last five years;

(2) how much and what proportion of his Department's capital expenditure was allocated to (a) London and (b) the North West in each of the last five financial years.

Written Answers - Departmental Public Expenditure (8 Nov 2010)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what his Department's capital expenditure per head was in (a) London and (b) the North West in each of the last five years;

(2) how much and what proportion of his Department's capital expenditure was allocated to (a) London and (b) the North West in each of the last five financial years.

Written Answers - Maritime & Coastguard Agency (8 Nov 2010)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 18 October 2010, Official Report, column 624W, on the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, what estimate he has made of the cost of responding to incidents attributed to, or believed to be caused by, sky lanterns in the last 12 months; and what the average cost of responding to such incidents was when a (a) lifeboat and (b) helicopter responded.

Written Answers - Mental Health: Young People (8 Nov 2010)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to increase levels of awareness of mental health issues in young people.

Written Answers - Public Expenditure (3 Nov 2010)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what his Department's capital expenditure per head was in (a) London and (b) the North West in each of the last five years.

Written Answers - Departmental Expenditure Limits (1 Nov 2010)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how much and what proportion of his Department's capital Departmental Expenditure Limit will be allocated to (a) London and (b) the North West in each year of the Comprehensive Spending Review period.

Written Answers - Capital Investment: London and the North West (28 Oct 2010)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how much and what proportion of his Department's capital expenditure was allocated to (a) London and (b) the North West in each of the last five financial years.

Written Answers - Capital Investment: London and the North West (28 Oct 2010)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what his Department's capital expenditure per head was in (a) London and (b) the North West in each of the last five years.

Written Answers - Departmental Expenditure Limit (27 Oct 2010)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what estimate he has made of the per capita level of his Department's Capital Departmental Expenditure Limit allocated in (a) London and (b) the North West in each year of the Comprehensive Spending Review period; [19836]

(2) how much and what proportion of his Department's Capital Departmental Expenditure Limits will be allocated to (a) London and (b) the North West in each year of the Comprehensive Spending Review period; [19841]

(3) what estimate he has made of his Department's capital Departmental Expenditure Limit per head in (a) London and (b) the North West in each year of the Comprehensive Spending Review period.

Written Answers - Departmental Per Capita Costs (26 Oct 2010)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what estimate he made of his Department's capital spending per head in (a) London and (b) the North West in each of the last five years

(2) how much and what proportion of his Department's capital spending was allocated to (a) London and (b) the North West in each of the last five financial years.

Written Answers - Geoengineering (19 Oct 2010)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what his Department's policy is on the use of geo-engineering to combat the effects of climate change; and whether his Department has provided funding for any such activities in the past 12 months.

Written Answers - Maritime & Coastguard Agency (19 Oct 2010)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many incidents attended by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency have involved sky lanterns in the last 12 months; and on how many such occasions a (a) lifeboat and (b) helicopter was requested.

Written Answers - Medical Records: Databases (18 Oct 2010)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he has assessed the merits of automatically including a patient's advance decision to refuse treatment on a summary care record.

Written Answers - Building Schools for the Future Programme: Consultants (16 Sep 2010)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Education what recent estimate he has made of the average amount paid to consultants in respect of each Building Schools for the Future project.

Written Answers - Voluntary Organisations: Vetting(13 Sep 2010)

David Mowat: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office if he will take steps to ensure that adult volunteers are not deterred from working with children by criminal record checking procedures; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers - Autism (6 Sep 2010)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he plans to take to ensure that his Department's White Paper will lead to improvements in the provision of healthcare for those with the most complex needs, with particular reference to children with autism and mental health problems.

Written Answers - Autism (6 Sep 2010)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent discussions he has had with stakeholders on the effectiveness of child and adolescent mental health services for children with autism and co-occurring mental health problems.

Written Answers - Mersey Gateway Project (6 Sep 2010)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether the Mersey Gateway project will be considered as part of the Comprehensive Spending Review; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers - Renwables Obligation (6 Sep 2010)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will extend the renewables obligation scheme to other low-carbon sources of energy, including nuclear power.

Written Answers - Building Schools for the Future Programme (27 Jul 2010)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Education on what date his Department received notification of the intention of (a) Penketh High School and (b) Sir Thomas Boteler School to apply to join the Building Schools for the Future programme.

 Written Answers - Criminal Records Bureau (27 Jul 2010)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department in respect of how many individuals the Criminal Records Bureau received (a) more than one, (b) more than two and (c) more than five applications for (i) standard and (ii) an enhanced disclosure in the most recent 12 months period for which figures are available; and if she will make a statement.

Written Answers - Criminal Records Bureau (27 Jul 2010)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the Criminal Records Bureau's revenue was in the latest period for which figures are available

Written Answers - Nuclear Powers (27 Jul 2010)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when he plans to publish a national policy statement on civil nuclear power; and if he will make a statement

Written Answers - Qualifications and Curriculum Development Agency (27 Jul 2010)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Education what timetable he has set for the abolition of the Qualifications and Curriculum Development Agency; what plans he has for the transfer of its functions; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers - Foreign Nationals: Licenses (26 Jul 2010)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what additional background checks the Security Industry Authority is entitled to make in respect of foreign nationals applying for licences; and if she will make a statement.

 Written Answers - Teach First (26 Jul 2010)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much funding his Department allocated to the Teach First programme between its inception and May 2010.

Written Answers - Teach First: North West (26 Jul 2010)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much of the grant for the Teach First programme announced on 7 July 2010 will be disbursed in the North West; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers - Renewable Heat Incentive (26 Jul 2010)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when he expects to announce his decision on the Renewable Heat Incentive; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers - Public Expenditure: Per Capita Costs (22 Jul 2010)

David Mowat: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the average amount of Government spending per person was in (a) Scotland and (b) Warrington in the latest period for which figures are available.

Written Answers - Teach First (21 Jul 2010)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many trainee teachers participated in the Teach First programme in 2009; how many trainee teachers he expects to participate in that programme in (a) 2010 and (b) 2011; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Natural Gas: Security (13 Jul 2010)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what work his Department has commissioned from consultants on the security of gas supply in the last three years.

Written Answers — Health: Warrington Primary Care Trust: Finance (29 Jun 2010)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what steps his Department has taken to process the adjustment in direction of travel formula (DTF) in respect of Warrington Primary Care Trust in the last three years; what estimate he has made of the revenue accruing to Warrington Primary Care Trust in that period (a) with and (b) without the DTF adjustment; and if he will make a statement;...

Written Answers — Health: Carers (28 Jun 2010)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will bring forward proposals for an entitlement to free health checks for carers.

Written Answers — Health: Health Services: Liverpool (28 Jun 2010)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether any exemptions in respect of changes in patient flows in (a)
Warrington and (b) Halton hospital have been made as part of the approval process for the new hospital in Liverpool.

Written Answers — Education: National Curriculum Tests (24 Jun 2010)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Education when the timetable for Key Stage 2 standard assessment tests for academic year 2010-11 will be published; and on what dates he expects those tests to take place.

Written Answers — Health: NHS: Finance (23 Jun 2010)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department plans to take to implement its resource allocation formula in respect of unprocessed distance from target adjustments.

Written Answers — Defence: Armed Forces: Young People (22 Jun 2010)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will review the use of MOD Form 90 as proof of age in public houses.

Written Answers — Transport: Driving Tests (14 Jun 2010)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether he plans to undertake a review of all driving test centre closures.

Written Answers — Health: Blood: Contamination (7 Jun 2010)

David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what support he plans to provide for those people who were infected with hepatitis C as a result of receiving contaminated blood in the 1970s and 1980s.

 

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