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  • Affordable Housing

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many homes were purchased through (a) HomeBuy Direct, (b) New Build HomeBuy, (c) Open Market HomeBuy, (d) the First Time...

  • Affordable Housing

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what estimate he has made for the purposes of the allocation of regional funding by the Homes and Communities Agency of...

  • Affordable Housing

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many households in each constituency have participated in the Homebuy Direct scheme to date.

  • Affordable Housing: Finance

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) how much funding his Department allocated under the New Build HomeBuy scheme in each region in (a) 2008-09 and (b)...

  • Affordable Housing: Finance

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much funding his Department allocated to each sub-region for low cost home ownership programmes in spending period (a)...

  • Affordable Housing: Greater London

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the target is for the provision of affordable housing in each London local authority.

  • Affordable Housing: Sustainable Development (2 annotations)

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 17 March 2010, Official Report, columns 880-1W, on housing: sustainable development, what the cost to...

  • Allotments

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to Baroness Byford of 18 March 2010, Official Report, House of Lords, column 213WA, on allotments, how...

  • Council Housing

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which local authorities have banned domestic cats or dogs from new housing as part of a Special Protection Area strategy.

  • Council Housing

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many people were on the local housing waiting list in (a) North West Cambridgeshire constituency, (b) each local authority...

  • Council Housing: Greater London

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what proportion of the budget of each arm's length housing management organisation in each London local authority was recharged...

  • Council Housing: Property Transfer

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much each local authority had in unspent capital receipts from the sale of council housing on the most recent date for which...

  • Council Tax

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on average what the council tax band was of a (a) two, (b) three and (c) four bedroom house in the latest period for which...

  • Departmental Buildings

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many smoking shelters have been built for his Department's staff in the last five years; and at what cost.

  • Departmental Buildings

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much his Department spent on interior design in relation to office refurbishments undertaken in each of the last five years.

  • Departmental Contracts

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will issue guidance on his Department's policy on the relocation offshore of departmental jobs to companies bidding for...

  • Departmental Energy

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what (a) voltage optimisers and (b) equivalent technologies are used within buildings occupied by his Department.

  • Departmental Furniture

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much his Department spent on antique furniture in each of the last five years; and what items were purchased.

  • Departmental Information Officers

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the cost to his Department was of employing press and media officers in the last 12 month period for which figures are...

  • Departmental Public Expenditure

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what capital projects his Department expects to have in 2010-11; and what the budget for each will be in that year.

  • Fire Services: Emergency Calls

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 25 February 2010, Official Report, column 714W, on fire services: emergency calls, what the original...

  • Fire Services: Finance

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what proportion of the income of each fire and rescue authority in England was from (a) central Government grant, (b) council...

  • Fire Services: Greater London

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to the letter of 9 March 2010 from the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State to the London Fire and Emergency...

  • Fire Services: Risk Assessment

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Stroud (Mr. Drew) of 16 December 2009, Official Report, columns 1269-70W, on fire...

  • Fires: Hoaxes and False Alarms

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many (a) genuine and (b) malicious false fire emergency calls were received in each fire authority in the North West in...

  • Home Information Packs

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will place in the Library a copy of each item of written correspondence sent by the Home Department's Design and...

  • Homelessness: Reading Berkshire

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he made of the number of people homeless in Reading East constituency in each year since 1997.

  • Homes and Communities Agency: Hotels

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 23 March 2010, Official Report, columns 271-72W, on housing: conferences, how much of the Homes and...

  • Homes and Communities Agency: Hotels

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 23 March 2010, Official Report, columns 271-72W, on housing: conferences, in which hotel (a) Homes...

  • Homes and Communities Agency: Travel

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 23 March 2010, Official Report, columns 271-72W, on housing: conferences, how much of the Homes and...

  • Housing

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what local priorities the Homes and Communities Agency has set for the Investment Statement of each region; and what assessment...

  • Housing: Asbestos

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps (a) local authorities, (b) housing associations and (c) owners of other publicly-funded housing are required to...

  • Housing: Asylum

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to pages 125 and 126 of the Equality and Human Rights Commission's report on Refugees and asylum seekers: a...

  • Housing: Capital Investment

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what capital projects the Homes and Communities Agency will have in 2010-11; and what the budget for each is in that year.

  • Housing: Conferences

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much was spent by (a) his Department and (b) the Homes and Communities Agency on accreditation for the MIPIM international...

  • Housing: Conferences

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many staff of the Homes and Communities Agency will attend the MIPIM international property conference in March 2010.

  • Housing: Conferences

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 23 March 2010, Official Report, columns 272-73W, on housing: conferences, what the job title was of...

  • Housing: Construction

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) how many £60,000 homes have been built following the Design for Manufacture competition to date; in which locations...

  • Housing: Olympic Games 2012

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much funding has been provided by (a) his Department and (b) the Homes and Communities Agency for the development of the...

  • Housing: Olympic Games 2012

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many of the homes provided in the Olympic Village after the London 2012 Olympics (a) will be (i) flats and (ii) houses and...

  • Housing: Standards

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much is charged by the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment for Building for Life assessor accreditation.

  • Housing: Standards

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many local planning authority staff have been trained by the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment to become...

  • Kent

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what schemes in Kent Thameside have received funding from his Department and its executive agencies in each of the last five...

  • Leasehold Valuation Tribunal

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many cases were brought to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal by local authority leaseholders in each local authority area in...

  • Local Authority Business Growth Incentives Scheme: Cheshire

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what mechanisms were used by his Department in determining the level of Local Authorities Business Growth Incentives Scheme...

  • Local Government Finance: Northampton

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much the Government provided in grants to Northampton Borough Council in (a) 1997, (b) 2001, (c) 2005 and (d) the last...

  • Local Government: War Memorials

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what role local authorities have in the construction of new war memorials.

  • Local Housing Allowance

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the (a) percentage and (b) cash change in level of local housing allowance in each area for (i) a...

  • Low Incomes

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many adults of working age were living in income-deprived households in each (a) local authority area and (b) constituency...

  • Members: Correspondence

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when he plans to reply to the letter of 15 February 2010 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mr J....

  • Mortgages: Government Assistance

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many households in each constituency have received financial support under the Homeowner Mortgage Support Scheme to date.

  • Non-domestic Rates: Licensed Premises

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether new requirements on licensed premises will be considered a material change of circumstances by the Valuation Office...

  • Non-domestic Rates: Ports

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what his estimate is of the amount of retrospective business rate payments (a) owed by newly-assessed port companies, (b) paid...

  • Non-domestic Rates: Ports

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will bring forward proposals for a moratorium on issuing of retrospective business rate demands on newly-assessed port...

  • Non-domestic Rates: Valuation

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many applications for fast-track reassessment of retrospective business rates the Valuation Office Agency has received to...

  • Non-domestic Rates: York

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many business premises in York have rateable values for 2010-11 of (a) less than £6,000 and (b) between £6,000...

  • Parallel Place Reviews

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government in which local authority areas parallel place reviews are being undertaken.

  • Repossession Orders: West Midlands

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent steps he has taken to assist homeowners at risk of repossession in (a) Coventry and (b) the West Midlands.

  • Social Rented Housing

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many units of social housing have been sold on the open market by registered social landlords (a) nationally and (b) in...

  • Social Rented Housing

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what proportion of households in London who are (a) social tenants and (b) on housing waiting lists have household incomes...

  • Social Rented Housing: Greater London

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many housing nominations have been made by each London local authority in each London sub-regional partnership since the...

  • Standards Board for England: Procurement

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Bromley and Chislehurst (Robert Neill) of 26 February 2010, Official Report,...

  • Tenancy Deposit Schemes

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many complaints his Department has received on MyDeposits.co.uk in each year since its inception.

  • Tenancy Deposit Schemes

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will review the operation of the Housing Act 2004 in respect of the regulation of licensed deposit-takers for the purpose...

  • Travelling People: Caravan Sites

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 25 February 2010, Official Report, column 720W, on travelling people: caravan sites, if he will place...

  • Warm Front Scheme

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether his Department plans to provide funding to local authorities for the purpose of assisting them to meet the new Warm...

  • Wind Power: Planning Permission

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government for which wind farms planning permission was (a) granted and (b) refused at appeal by the Planning Inspectorate in each of the...