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Mr. French : To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will give in tabular form for (a) the London borough of Tower Hamlets, (b) the London borough of Richmond-upon-Thames, (c) the London borough of Sutton, (d) Calderdale Metropolitan district council and (e) Stockport Metropolitan district council (i) which councils are nuclear-free zones, (ii) which councils, acting as a local education authority, employ staff to teach peace studies as part of the curriculum, (iii) what is the estimated number of homeless people in the district for the most recent month for which figures are available, (iv) what is the number of empty council homes at the end of the most recent month for which figures are available and (vi) whether they have a declared policy of providing the funding for law centres.
Column 741responsibility to secure accommodation under the homelessness provision of the 1985 Housing Act. This information is as follows :
|Number of households|in quarter ending |accepted ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Tower Hamlets |332 |March 1988 Richmond |89 |September 1988 Sutton |105 |September 1988 Calderdale |56 |September 1988 Stockport |120 |September 1988
The numbers of empty council dwellings at the first of April 1988 are as follows :
|Number of dwellings ------------------------------------------------------------ Tower Hamlets |2,526 Richmond |154 Sutton |110 Calderdale |448 Stockport |452
Information is not held centrally on authorities which have declared themselves to be nuclear free zones, or which employ staff to teach peace studies as part of the curriculum, or which have a declared policy of providing funding for law centres.
Mr. Battle : To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what is his latest estimate of the comparative public sector revenue costs of housing homeless families in (a) Greater London and (b) in English non- metropolitan areas by (i) providing them with newly built council dwellings, (ii) providing them with council dwellings newly acquired from the private sector and improved for letting, and (iii) providing them with bed and breakfast accommodation ; and if he will publish these figures on a comparable basis with those published in his replies to the hon. Member for Islington, South and Finsbury (Mr. Smith) on 16 January, Official Report, columns 331-32 and on 4 March 1987, Official Report, column 639.
[NL] |£ --------------------------------------------- New build |8,200|5,000 Acquisition and renovation |8,200|5,500 Bed and breakfast |40 |15 Notes: 1. The estimates for new build and for acquisition and renovation show the total first year costs to local authorities of the accommodation shown; 2. Estimates of average new build and renovation costs were derived from information provided by local authorities in housing subsidy and can show significant variation from authority to authority and year to year reflecting differences in the mix of work undertaken; 3. The bed and breakfast figures are gross costs per household day and are based on returns to CIPFA from those local authorities providing information on both gross expenditure on bed and breakfast and the number of household days of bed and breakfast provided.
Mr. Baldry : To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what he estimates to be the number of surplus places in Oxfordshire for (i) primary and (ii) secondary schools ; and the cost of such places.
Mr. Hunter : To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will make a further statement detailing existing parental rights with regard to out of catchment area exceptional admissions to primary and secondary schools.
Mr. Butcher : Under section 6 of the Education Act 1980, parents have the right to express a preference as to the school at which they want their child to be educated, and that preference has to be met if the child is eligible and there is a place available at the school of the parents' choice. These rights exist irrespective of whether the parents live in a defined area, although pupils living near the school are sometimes given priority if there are more applicants than available places.
Mr. Cartwright : To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what advice he has received from the working party considering the future of Inner London education authority special boarding schools ; and what steps he proposes to take to consult the parents concerned before reaching a final decision.
Mr. Nicholas Bennett : To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what appeal procedure exists for teachers whose school-based examination syllabus is rejected by the GCSE board ; and if he will make a statement.
Mrs. Rumbold : It is entirely a matter for individual Examining Groups to determine which syllabuses they offer. All GCSE syllabuses must conform to national criteria. Syllabuses in subjects for which there are specific criteria must also be approved by the School Examinations and Assessment Council. SEAC will always indicate necessary modifications in cases where it withholds approval.
Mr. Simon Hughes : To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what information he has about the total number of dwellings in Greater London owned by the Inner London education authority which are unlawfully occupied.
Mr. Dewar : To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many public sector jobs there were in rural areas in Scotland at the latest date for which figures are available ; and how many there were in 1979.
Mr. Dewar : To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many jobs have been created in Scotland since 1983, how many of them are self- employed, how many are part-time ; and how many he estimates are in rural areas.
Mr. Rifkind : It is estimated that between September 1983 and September 1988 the civilian work force in employment in Scotland increased by 41,000. In this period the number of self-employed increased by 22,000 and the number of female part-time employees in employment increased by 52,000. These estimates may be revised when the results of the 1987 census of employment and the 1988 labour force survey become available. Comparable figures are not available for the self-employed working part-time and for male part-time employees in employment. It is not possible to provide comparable information for rural areas in Scotland.
Mr. David Marshall : To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list in the Official Report the total number of people in each parliamentary constituency in Scotland listed on (a) the electoral registers for 1988-89, (b) the electoral registers for 1989-90 and (c) the poll tax registers for 1989-90
Lord James Douglas-Hamilton : The following table compares the numbers on the electoral registers published in February 1988 and February 1989. Information about the numbers on the community charges register in each constituency is not held centrally.
Constituency Number of electors |1988 electoral register|1989 electoral register ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Aberdeen North |62,075 |60,604 Aberdeen South |60,323 |58,947 Angus East |61,643 |61,899 Argyll and Bute |48,912 |48,695 Ayr |67,063 |66,545 Banff and Buchan |63,054 |62,830 Caithness and Sutherland |30,978 |31,031 Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley |56,708 |56,338 Central Fife |56,440 |56,183 Clackmannan |49,127 |48,757 Clydebank and Milngavie |50,128 |49,075 Clydesdale |62,602 |62,456 Cumbernauld and Kilsyth |46,392 |46,345 Cunninghame North |55,566 |55,262 Cunninghame South |50,414 |49,931 Dumbarton |59,369 |58,328 Dumfries |59,972 |59,962 Dundee East |61,221 |60,394 Dundee West |61,445 |60,246 Dunfermline East |51,008 |50,894 Dunfermline West |51,384 |51,413 East Kilbride |63,956 |63,715 East Lothian |65,542 |66,108 Eastwood |62,839 |63,483 Edinburgh Central |58,975 |57,069 Edinburgh East |48,745 |47,802 Edinburgh Leith |60,031 |58,984 Edinburgh Pentlands |58,884 |58,538 Edinburgh South |64,026 |62,452 Edinburgh West |62,652 |61,172 Falkirk East |52,737 |52,679 Falkirk West |50,606 |50,506 Galloway and Upper Nithsdale |53,621 |53,481 Glasgow Cathcart |48,767 |47,702 Glasgow Central |50,867 |50,535 Glasgow Garscadden |46,916 |44,931 Glasgow Govan |50,190 |48,908 Glasgow Hillhead |57,704 |56,718 Glasgow Maryhill |52,039 |50,589 Glasgow Pollok |50,829 |49,497 Glasgow Provan |42,908 |41,086 Glasgow Rutherglen |56,929 |55,695 Glasgow Shettleston |53,883 |53,254 Glasgow Springburn |50,489 |48,785 Gordon |75,228 |75,537 Greenock and Port Glasgow |57,339 |55,612 Hamilton |63,167 |62,688 Inverness, Nairn and Lochaber |66,695 |67,262 Kilmarnock and Loudoun |63,325 |62,834 Kincardine and Deeside |64,398 |64,432 Kirkcaldy |53,823 |53,626 Linlithgow |60,584 |61,135 Livingston |58,008 |59,533 Midlothian |61,139 |61,089 Monklands East |50,271 |49,533 Monklands West |51,300 |50,450 Moray |63,206 |62,840 Motherwell North |58,331 |57,971 Motherwell South |52,599 |51,704 North East Fife |52,442 |52,313 North Tayside |54,582 |54,367 Orkney and Shetland |31,180 |31,115 Paisley North |48,973 |48,213 Paisley South |50,403 |49,595 Perth and Kinross |63,957 |64,505 Renfrew West and Inverclyde |57,025 |57,234 Ross, Cromarty and Skye |52,278 |53,062 Roxburgh and Berwickshire |43,631 |43,484 Stirling |58,715 |58,387 Strathkelvin and Bearsden |63,296 |62,706 Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale |38,438 |38,773 Western Isles |23,085 |23,097 |---- |---- Total |3,967,377 |3,932,921
Mr. Cohen : To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he will introduce regulations to restrict the sale, copying or inspection of the electoral register when the electoral registrar obtains information from the poll tax registers.
Lord James Douglas-Hamilton : No. The considerations governing the sale, copying and inspection of the electoral register have not altered since the present policy was reviewed in 1985-86. The Representation of the People (Scotland) Regulations 1986 already forbid the supply of data which is not required to be published in the register itself.
Mr. McTaggart : To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he has any information on the number of people who will be affected by the provisions of the Local Government and Housing Bill relating to political officers who are currently serving councillors.
Mr. Ingram : To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland whether, pursuant to his answer of 1 February, Official Report, column 317, to the hon. Member for East Kilbride, he will give the updated list of bodies and organisations which have responded to the consultation document "The Scottish New Towns--Maintaining the Momentum."
Mr. Lang : I am pleased to note that over 100 bodies and organisations have responded to the consultation document. The comprehensive list requested by the hon. Member for East Kilbride is as follows :
Abronhill Community Council (Cumbernauld)
Ardrossan, Saltcoats, Stevenston Enterprise Trust
Ayrshire and Arran Health Board
Ayrshire Chamber of Industries
Barclay and Cameron Way Residents Association (Livingston) Bathgate Area Support for Enterprise Ltd (BASE)
Beckman Industrial Ltd
Bellsquarry Community Council (Livingston)
Broomlands and Bourtreehill Residents Association
Busby East Church
Calderwood Community Council
Church of Scotland Department of Ministry and Mission
City of Glasgow
Coleman Ballantine Architects, Glasgow
Collydean Residents/Tenants Association (Glenrothes)
Condorrat Community Council (Cumbernauld)
Craigshill Initiative (Livingston)
Crofthead Farm Community Centre
Cumbernauld Business Associations
Cumbernauld Citizens Advice Bureau
Cumbernauld Development Corporation
Cumbernauld and District Trades Council
Cumbernauld and Kilsyth Constituency Association Scottish National Party
Cumbernauld and Kilsyth Constituency Labour Party
Cumbernauld and Kilsyth District Council
Cumbernauld and Kilsyth Enterprise Trust
Cumbernauld Ministers' Fraternal
Cumbernauld Theatre Trust Ltd
Cunninghame District Council
Deans Community High School (Livingston)
Deans and District Labour Party (Livingston)