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  • Housing Renewal: East Lancashire

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent assessment she has made of the performance of the East Lancashire housing market renewal pathfinder, Elevate.

  • Cranbrook Development: East Devon

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what plans she has to provide infrastructure for the proposed Cranbrook development in East Devon.

  • Mortgages

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent discussions she has had with the mortgage industry on the cost of mortgages and likely trends in the number of...

  • Traveller Caravans

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many Traveller caravans there were in England when the Caravan Sites Act 1968 (a) came into force and (b) was repealed;...

  • Empty Properties (1 annotation)

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what progress has been made on bringing empty properties back into use since 1997.

  • Working Neighbourhoods Fund

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what progress has been made on the use of the Working Neighbourhoods Fund to tackle worklessness.

  • Women Councillors

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what her response to the report of the Councillors Commission is, with particular reference to means of increasing the number of...

  • Local Housing Need

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what plans she has to ensure future housing projections meet local housing need.

  • Rating (Empty Properties) Act 2007

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment she has made of the impact of the Rating (Empty Properties) Act 2007; and if she will make a statement.

  • Inward Migration

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what progress has been made on the development of plans to assist local authorities and housing providers to respond to the...

  • Unitary Reorganisation: East Anglia

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when she next expects to meet representatives of local authorities in East Anglia to discuss unitary reorganisation.

  • Eco-towns

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment she has made of the potential for eco-towns to contribute to an increase in the supply of housing and affordable...

  • Shared Equity Ownership

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what her assessment is of the role of shared equity ownership in helping people to purchase their first homes.

  • Regional Spatial Strategies

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the timetable is for the reviews of the regional spatial strategies by regional development agencies.

  • Council Dwellings: Colchester

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many council dwellings have been (a) sold and (b) built in Colchester constituency since May 1997.

  • Demolition: Finance

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) how much housing renewal grant funding has been allocated for demolition of properties in each of the housing renewal...

  • Departmental Consultants

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what consultancy firms her Department has commissioned work from in the last 12 months, and for what purpose.

  • Departmental Equality

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether her Department met the Civil Service diversity targets set out on page 51 of Cabinet Office Annual Report 2007 by April 2008.

  • Departmental Film

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 21 April 2008, Official Report, column 1392W, on departmental film, what the (a) title and (b)...

  • Departmental Internet

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much was spent on the most recent redesign and implementation of her Departmental website.

  • Departmental Translation Services

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much was spent by her Department on translation and interpretation services in 2007-08, broken down by language.

  • Digital Switchover Help Scheme

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when her Department began the research into return path usage among the elderly referred to in the minutes of the Emerging...

  • Fire Services

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many times fire and rescue services evacuated residents from their homes in each of the last five years.

  • Fire Services: Inspections

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many inspection visits to each type of premises were made by each fire authority under the provisions of the Regulatory...

  • Fire Services: Manpower

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many emergency fire control staff are employed in local fire control rooms in each (a) fire authority and (b) region; and...

  • Fires: Warehouses

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when she expects to receive the inquiry report from the Health and Safety Executive and the Metropolitan Police into the fatal...

  • Freedom of Religion: UN Agencies

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what response she plans to make to the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief's report on her mission to the UK.

  • Housing

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what plans she has to assist first-time buyers with house purchases in the next two years.

  • Housing: Regeneration

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps she plans to take to review the implementation of the housing market renewal area partnership business plans agreed...

  • London Airports

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many times her Department hired VIP facilities at (a) Heathrow, (b) Gatwick, (c) Luton and (d) Stansted airports in each...

  • Michael Clark

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will hold discussions with Leeds City Council on the events leading up to its housing of convicted murderer Michael Clark.

  • Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many (a) (i) enforcement and (ii) prohibition notices were issued and (b) prosecutions were brought by fire authorities...

  • Sleeping Rough

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what her most recent estimate is of the number of rough sleepers.

  • Smoking

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many smoking shelters were built at each of her Department's London buildings in each of the last five years.

  • Temporary Accommodation

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many people were living in hostels at the most recent date for which figures are available.