Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 21st May 2008.

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Photo of David Laws David Laws Shadow Secretary of State (Children, Schools and Families)

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which 10 local authorities have the (a) highest and (b) lowest levels of deprivation; and if she will make a statement.

Photo of John Healey John Healey Minister of State (Department of Communities and Local Government) (Local Government)

The Indices of Deprivation do not provide a single overall measure of deprivation at the local authority level thus making it difficult to identify a single list of the most or least deprived authorities.

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