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  • Arc Manche Regional Assembly

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what public funding has been provided to the Arc Manche regional assembly from (a) central Government and (b) the EU Interreg...

  • Community Development: Finance

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much was allocated to the single community programme in each year since 2000-01.

  • Council Housing: Cannock Chase (1 annotation)

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many units of social housing were available in the Cannock Chase district in (a) 1997 and (b) the last 12 months.

  • Council Housing: Debts

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 7 November 2006, Official Report, column 978W, on housing, whether her estimate of £12 billion...

  • Council Housing: Heating

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many properties are heated by district communal heating systems in each London borough; what the annual energy in...

  • Council Housing: Heating

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will estimate (a) the number of properties in local council or housing association ownership covered by district heating...

  • Council Housing: Sales

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many council houses were sold to sitting tenants in each year since 1976; and on what basis decisions are made to sell...

  • Council Housing: Waiting Lists

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many people are on housing waiting lists in England.

  • Council Tax

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the (a) post-capping and (b) pre-capping average rate in pence of band D council tax was in each year in England since...

  • Council Tax Revaluation

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps (a) the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, (b) her Department and (c) the Valuation Office Agency has undertaken...

  • Departments: Appeals

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many independent bodies existed to hear appeals on decisions made by her Department and its Executive Agencies in (a)...

  • Departments: Complaints

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many complaints were received by her Department and its executive agencies in (a) 1997-98, (b) 2001-02 and (c) 2005-06;...

  • Departments: Complaints

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many staff worked in dedicated complaints units in her Department and its executive agencies in (a) 1997-98, (b) 2001-02...

  • Departments: Databases

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what databases are controlled by her Department and its agencies; and what percentage of the data in each database she estimates...

  • Departments: Freedom of Information

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate she has made of the cost to her Department of monitoring the time spent processing requests for information under...

  • Departments: Redundancy

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much was spent on (a) involuntary and (b) voluntary staff exit schemes in (i) her Department and (ii) each agency of the...

  • Derelict Land

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether she has plans to change the definition of brownfield land.

  • Electronic Government: Public Participation

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment she made of the potential effect on Government of using internet weblogs to engage with citizens.

  • Empty Properties: Greater London

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate she has made of the number of long-term empty homes in (a) the London borough of Merton, (b) south-west London...

  • Fire Services: Cornwall

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment she has made of the adequacy of fire service cover in Cornwall; what discussions she has had with the Fire...

  • Gambling

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what plans she has to amend planning (a) regulations, (b) guidance and (c) circulars in relation to (i) casinos and (ii) gambling.

  • Home Information Packs

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what discussions her Department has had with the Local Government Association concerning fee setting and access to property...

  • Home Information Packs: Fees and Charges

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment her Department has made of local authority charges for their searches in relation to the implementation of home...

  • Homebuy Scheme

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 30 January 2007, Official Report, columns 286-87W, on the homebuy scheme, (1) how many Government...

  • Homelessness

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment she has made of the effect of A2 and A8 migration on (a) homelessness and (b) measures to tackle homelessness...

  • Homelessness: Greater London

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate she has made of the number of homeless people in (a) England, (b) Greater London, (c) the London borough of...

  • Homelessness: Migrants

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether figures on homelessness provided by local authorities to her Department take into account the number of migrants not...

  • Housing

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government further to her answer of 7 November 2006, Official Report, column 978W, on housing, how much extra investment per dwelling is...

  • Housing

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the total stock of affordable housing was in (a) rural and (b) non-rural areas in each year since 1980; what each figure...

  • Housing

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many and what proportion of eligible people have participated in key worker affordable housing schemes in each year since...

  • Housing

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many homes were purchased under the right to buy scheme in (a) rural and (b) non-rural areas in each year from 1980 until...

  • Housing

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what research her Department has commissioned into tenant satisfaction with the choice-based lettings schemes; and if she will...

  • Housing: Climate Change

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when she will publish the report required by section 14 of the Climate Change and Sustainable Energy Act 2006 explaining the...

  • Housing: Energy

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps she is taking to increase the number of private landlords introducing energy efficiency schemes.

  • Housing: Energy

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 29 January 2007, Official Report, column 1W, on energy performance certificates, whether she expects...

  • Housing: Energy

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment she has made of the effect on (a) energy efficiency and (b) carbon emissions of using electric heating twinned...

  • Housing: Energy

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what consideration she is giving to electric heating as part of requirements to reduce the carbon footprint of new buildings.

  • Housing: Hampshire

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many and what proportion of affordable homes were built as a result of section 106 planning agreements in (a) England, (b)...

  • Housing: Harlow

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on what dates in the last 12 months she met the Minister of Housing and Planning to discuss policy on the Harlow sub-regional...

  • Housing: Low Incomes

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment she has made of the merits of using community land trusts to increase access to property ownership by...

  • Housing: Low Incomes

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what discussions she has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer about expenditure on affordable housing in the next...

  • Housing: Low Incomes

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many people from (a) the London borough of Havering and (b) Romford constituency are taking part in the key worker living...

  • Housing: North East Region

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government for what reasons the north-east regional capital allocation in private- sector housing stock improvement and regeneration has...

  • Housing: Standards

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate she has made of the cost of achieving her target for rented housing to be brought in line with decent homes standards.

  • Housing: Standards

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment she has made of the progress being made in bringing 70 per cent. of private rented sector housing up to the...

  • Housing: Standards

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how the (a) impact, (b) quality and (c) delivery of works undertaken to meet the decent homes target will be (i) monitored...

  • Housing: Standards

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many vulnerable households were living in non-decent homes in (a) 1996, (b) 2001, (c) 2004 and (d) the latest year for...

  • Housing: Sustainable Development

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when she expects the technical guidance on how to comply with the code for sustainable homes to be published.

  • Housing: Warrington

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many homes in Warrington, North have been included in the Government's decent homes scheme.

  • Local Authorities: Fees and Charges

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will make a statement on the Office of Fair Trading's options for pricing access to local authority search information.

  • Local Authorities: Leisure

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what advice her Department gives to local authorities on planning for sport and active recreation.

  • Local Authorities: Lighting

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will take account of whether the bulbs used in streetlights in the local authority area are energy efficient in...

  • Local Government

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will ensure that arrangements are made for an early hearing of the appeal against South Hams district council's refusal...

  • Local Government Finance: Special Education Needs

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much each local authority spent on out-of-authority placements for special educational needs in each of the last three...

  • Local Government Finance: Torbay

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when she expects to approve (a) the mayor's vision, (b) the housing land availability assessment for Torbay and (c) the...

  • Local Government: Elections

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 31 January 2007, Official Report, columns 313-14W, on...

  • Planning Policy Statement 3

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what changes planning policy statement 3 proposes in relation to development on (a) previously residential and (b) garden land.

  • Planning: EC Law

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps she has taken to ensure that planning authorities take into consideration the terms of the convention on landscape...

  • Planning: Industry

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much land was designated for industrial users in (a) 1985, (b) 1995, (c) 2005 and (d) the latest period for which...

  • Planning: Small Businesses

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what steps she is taking to encourage a sufficient supply of industrial land for use by small and medium-sized...

  • Planning: Urban Areas

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what her Department's policy is on the construction of new high-rise buildings in cities.

  • Population

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what her Department's estimate is of the (a) population, (b) number of households and (c) average household size in each...

  • Property: Prices

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate she has made of the number of properties sold at an open market value of more than £1 million in each local...

  • Radon

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assistance is available to householders for preventative work in areas identified as having a high radon risk.

  • Repossession Orders: Lancashire

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many house repossessions there were in Lancashire in each of the last 10 years.

  • Road Signs and Markings: Advertising

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) pursuant to the answer of 29 January 2007, Official Report, column 4W, on roadside advertisements, what (a) meetings...

  • Sewage: Building Regulations

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will amend building regulations to prohibit the use of lightweight non-lockable covers for septic tanks.

  • Sleeping Rough: Northamptonshire

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what her most recent estimate is of the number of people sleeping rough in (a) Wellingborough and (b) Northamptonshire.

  • Social Rented Housing: Milton Keynes

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many housing association properties (a) available for rent and (b) in shared-equity schemes there were in Milton Keynes in...

  • Stray Dogs

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps her Department has taken to ensure that local authorities are fulfilling their obligations to receive and collect...

  • Temporary Accommodation

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the cost was to the public purse of placing households in temporary leasehold accommodation in each year since 1997.

  • Temporary Accommodation: Nottingham (2 annotations)

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much Nottingham city council spent on temporary accommodation in each of the last five years.

  • Temporary Accommodation: Romford

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what temporary accommodation was made available from central Government resources to homeless people in Romford in each year...

  • Unemployed: Greater London

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many households there are in (a) England, (b) Greater London, (c) the London borough of Havering and (d) Romford in...