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Special Advisers

Mrs. Spelman: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will list the special advisers employed by his Department. [365]


 
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Jim Fitzpatrick: We are currently in the process of appointing special advisers to the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister and are awaiting approval from the Prime Minister.

Tenants Rental Payments

Paul Holmes: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what percentage of the income from tenants rental payments to housing associations was taken by the Government to pay for housing benefit in the last year for which figures are available. [201]

Yvette Cooper: The Government receives no rental income from housing associations to pay for housing benefit.

Paul Holmes: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what plans his Department has to change the council housing funding mechanism to ensure that the total revenue from tenants' rent payments can be used by the council for (a) the maintenance and repair of housing and (b) the staff costs of the housing departments. [203]

Yvette Cooper: There are no current plans to change the housing revenue account subsidy system.

Vehicle Fires

Mrs. Spelman: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many malicious vehicle fires there have been in each (a) Government office region and (b) local authority area in England since May 1997. [357]

Mr. Woolas: The information is as follows.


Table A: Deliberate road vehicle primary fires, by region,1 May 1997 to 30 September 2004

RegionNumber
North East31,262
North West77,428
Yorkshire and the Humber66,724
East Midlands37,539
West Midlands47,239
East of England33,085
London36,221
South East47,210
South West30,393




Note:
Data include estimates for incidents not recorded during periods of national industrial action in 2002 and 2003.
Source:
Fire and rescue service FDR1 returns to ODPM.




Table B: Deliberate road vehicle primary fires, by fire and rescue service area, 1 May 1997 to 30 September 2004

FRS areaNumber
Avon13,257
Bedfordshire5,554
Berkshire5,275
Buckinghamshire6,041
Cambridgeshire5,966
Cheshire5,689
Cleveland8,961
Cornwall1,940
Cumbria2,827
Derbyshire5,833
Devon4,165
Dorset3,299
Durham5,325
East Sussex5,241
Essex9,472
Gloucestershire3,055
Greater London36,221
Greater Manchester39,072
Hampshire5,662
Hereford and Worcester3,127
Hertfordshire5,419
Humberside10,139
Isle of Wight179
Isles of Scilly0
Kent13,401
Lancashire8,705
Leicestershire7,333
Lincolnshire3,323
Merseyside21,135
Norfolk4,472
North Yorkshire3,203
Northamptonshire6,408
Northumberland2,408
Nottinghamshire14,642
Oxfordshire4,050
Shropshire2,787
Somerset3,030
South Yorkshire17,703
Staffordshire7,229
Suffolk2,202
Surrey4,253
Tyne and Wear14,568
Warwickshire3,885
West Midlands30,211
West Sussex3,108
West Yorkshire35,679
Wiltshire1,647




Note:
Data include estimates for incidents not recorded during periods of national industrial action in 2002 and 2003.
Source:
Fire and rescue service FDR1 returns to the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister.





 
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CONSTITUTIONAL AFFAIRS

Consultants

Mr. Austin Mitchell: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs which consultants have been employed by his Department in each of the last three years. [896]

Bridget Prentice: My Department collects information on the use of external consultancies on an annual basis at the end of each financial year.

Information relating to consultancy contracts for the financial year 2004–05 is not yet available.

The companies that provided my Department with consultancy services in the financial years 2002–03 and 2003–04 are listed as follows.

Companies used by DCA/Court Service for the provision of consultancy 2003–04


 
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Companies used by DCA/Court Service for the provision of consultancy 2002–03


 
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