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Phil Hope: There are currently no plans to introduce such measures. Pollution risks from domestic oil tanks have been addressed in the Building Regulations since 1 April 2002 and it would be premature to amend the provisions without the results of a survey of implementation starting later this year. The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister is aware that the perception of domestic oil pollution risks is changing, and it is considering with the Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and the Environment Agency what additional technical guidance may be necessary.
Mrs. Spelman: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will list the (a) housing, (b) regeneration and (c) social exclusion scheme funding streams the Government has operated since May 1997; and which are still in operation. 
The Government also fund the work of the Social Exclusion Unit. The Unit does not administer funding streams directly but does work with government departments and other stakeholders to ensure that a wide range of Government funding programmes contribute to the reduction of social exclusion.
Keith Hill: The information requested is not held centrally by the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister. However, Housing Associations supply the Housing Corporation with forecast spend on planned maintenance and major repairs, both of which may include works classed as improvements." The totals for these two for 200506 to 200708 are as follows;
Mr. Austin Mitchell: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what proportion of tenants of (a) housing associations and (b) local authorities received housing benefit in each of the last five years. 
Andrew Bennett: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what assessment he has made of whether New Charter are (a) ensuring acceptable behaviour from tenants and (b) evicting tenants who do not behave in an acceptable way in Tameside. 
Keith Hill: The Audit Commission are responsible for assessing New Charter Housing Trusts' performance on antisocial behaviour. Their latest assessment awarded New Charter the highest rating possible on dealing with antisocial behaviour.
Andrew Bennett: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what steps he has taken to verify how far (a) New Charter and (b) Pioneer Homes have fulfilled the undertakings made to tenants in prospectuses issued on taking over council housing in Tameside. 
Andrew Bennett: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what redress tenants of New Charter Housing in Tameside have in the event of failure by New Charter Housing to meet its obligations on Rose Hill estate. 
Keith Hill: Tenants of New Charter Housing are entitled to use the internal complaints procedure of the association. Should tenants be unhappy with the response from the association they have the right to lodge a complaint with the Housing Ombudsman who will investigate and where appropriate make recommendations.
Ultimately, tenants have legal redress against New Charter Housing for any significant failure of service. Where an association fails to meet the requirements of the Regulatory Code, the Housing Corporation will take action. New Charter Housing has also introduced a compensation policy to cover service failure.
Andrew Bennett: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will make provision for tenants of New Charter to have a new ballot on (a) moving to a new housing association and (b) returning to Tameside council tenancy. 
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