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j |1994-95 |1995-96 |1996-97 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- New homes for rent |37,600 to 46,000|28,700 to 35,100|23,800 to 29,200 Properties freed up by: Tenant's incentive scheme |6,500 to 7,500 |6,500 to 7,500 |6,500 to 7,500 Do-it-yourself shared ownership<1> |2,520 to 3,120 |4,200 to 4,920 |4,500 to 5,220 Total |46,620 to 56,620|39,400 to 47,520|34,800 to 41,920 <1> 60 per cent. of total do-it-yourself shared ownership.
Mr. Robert Ainsworth : To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what assistance his Department has given to the PSA (Peugeot)/City of Coventry electric car project research into the viability of a pay-as-you-drive electric car hire system.
Sir George Young : The National House Building Council receives no financial support from the Government other than through research contracts let to the NHBC through competitive tender. The NHBC is an independent body, and the Government have no general powers to intervene in its affairs. Officials from my Department sit as observers on the NHBC council and on its standards committee.
Mr. Battle : To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment how many homes are covered by the Buildmark guarantee scheme operated by the National House Building Council in (a) England and (b) Wales.
Sir George Young : At the end of 1993 the total number of homes in England and Wales covered by the Buildmark guarantee scheme operated by the National House Building Council was approximately 1.53 million. Prior to 1986, the figures recorded for numbers of homes covered by the scheme did not differentiate between the member countries of the United Kingdom. It is thus not possible to give separate figures for homes under warranty in England and Wales.
Mr. David Atkinson : To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a statement on the recent pollution by oil of Bournemouth's beaches ; and what plans he has to investigate responsibility for this.
Mr. Atkins : Oil pollution at the tideline was found on a stretch of beach from Hengistbury head to West cliff. Mudeford harbour beaches were also affected. The local authorities cleared the oil from the beaches and a number of oiled birds were taken away for cleaning. It was not possible to identify the source responsible and no further action is, therefore, planned.
Column 831in England and Wales, and the limits in the relevant licences for such abstractions, under section 201 of the Water Industry Act 1991 ; and if he will make a statement.
Mr. Atkins : Aggregate figures, by the regions of the National Rivers Authority, are published annually in the digest of environmental protection and water statistics. Under section 204 of the Water Resources Act 1991 it is an offence to disclose, without its consent, information of this kind provided by an individual or business except, inter alia, under arrangements for the publication of information about water undertakers under section 201 of the Water Industry Act 1991. I am considering whether it would be appropriate to make such arrangements.
Mr. Atkins : The JNCC is composed of an independent chairman and three independent scientists appointed by the Secretary of State for the Environment ; two representatives form each of the three country nature conservation bodies, one from the Countryside Commission and two non-voting representatives from Northern Ireland. The current membership of the Committee is :
Earl of Selborne--Independent Chairman
Professor John Harper--Independent Assessor
Professor John Knill--Independent Assessor
Professor Robert May--Independent Assessor
Lord Cranbrook--English Nature--Council Chairman
Dr. D. Shaw--English Nature
Mr. Magnus Magnusson--Scottish Natural Heritage--Council Chairman Professor G. Dunnett--Scottish Natural Heritage
Mr. Michael Griffiths--Countryside Council for Wales-- Council Chairman
Professor D. Bowen--Countryside Council for Wales
Sir John Johnson--Countryside Commission--Commission Chairman Dr. J. Faulkner--Northern Ireland Observer--Non-voting-- Dept. of the Environment for Northern Ireland
Professor P. Newbold--Northern Ireland Observer--Non-voting --Council for Nature Conservation and the Countryside, NI.
Professor D. I. Blockley, BEng, PhD, MICE, FIStructE, Professor and Head of Department of Civil Engineering, University of Bristol ; Professor J. B. Burland, DSc, FEng, FICE, MIStructE, Professor of Soil Mechanics in the Department of Civil Engineering, Imperial College of Science and Technology, University of London ; Mr. O. Gregory, OBE, FRICS, CEng, FIMinE, retired consultant, Minerals Manager and Chartered Surveyor ;
Mr. D. A. D. Reeve, CBE, FEng, FICE, FIWES, FInstWPC, formerly a Member of and Chief Executive of the Severn Trent Water Authority ; Mr. J. Trustram- Eve, MSc(Econ), FRICS, formerly Joint Senior Partner and now Consultant to Grimley J. R. Eve, Chartered Surveyors.
Mr. C. J. Messer--Chairman
Mr. M. C. Roberts--Vice Chairman
Professor R. Franklin
Sir Nigel Althaus
Councillor A. King
Councillor E. D. Barkway
Councillor A. S. Lourie
Councillor S. Bullock
Ms C. Burton
Sir Godfrey Taylor--Chairman
Mr. M. C. Roberts--Vice Chairman
Mr. W. J. Mackenzie
Mr. J. Wolkind
Mr. P. Brandt
Lady Digby, DBE, DL
Professor R. Edwards, CBE
Mr. E. Gallacher--Chief Executive
Lord Gregson, DL
Mr. D. Mitchell
Mrs. K. Morgan
Mr. J. H. M. Norris, CBE, DL
Mr. W. Rogers-Coltman, OBE
Mr. R. J. F. Taylor
Professor R. K. Turner
Mr. J. Wheatley, CBE
Professor Jonathon Anderson
Ms Janet Barber
Professor Janet Kear
Mr. James Teacher
Dr. Duncan Shaw
Mr. Alan Swindall
Miss Jane Kelly
Professor Chris Wilson
Mr. Lindsay Waddell
Dr. Robert Chaplow
Mr. Nicholas Woolley
Mr. Robin Thompson
Dame Anne Mueller
Professor Howard Newby
Dr. Barbara Marsh
Rt. Reverend Anthony Russell
Mr. Miles Middleton
Mr. Richard Best
Mr. David Fletcher
Mr. Andrew Stewart
Mrs. Jane Bradford