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Mr. Woolas: The information is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost. Individual Local Government Pension Scheme pension fund authorities can provide specific figures for their funds.
Mr. Duncan Smith: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister (1) if the Government will introduce legislation ensuring that planning authorities are bound by covenants on land for which a planning application has been submitted; 
Yvette Cooper: Restrictive covenants protect private rights and benefits of the owners or occupiers of the land specified in them. Covenants are privately negotiated and agreed. If a covenant is breached, it would be for those affected to see if enforcement would be possible; through the courts, if necessary.
Private rights are quite separate from planning considerations. Planning decisions are taken in the broader public interest, in the light of policies in development plan documents and of any other factor relevant to land-use planning. There is public involvement when plan documents are put forward for adoption, or planning applications made. Accordingly, the existence of a restrictive covenant should not be the basis of a decision about a planning application or appeal.
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My right hon. Friend is provided with an official car and driver from the Government Car Service in accordance with the rules set out in the 'Ministerial Code' and 'Travel by Ministers', copies of which are available in the Libraries of the House.
The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister is in contact with local authorities to analyse progress towards the mainstreaming of funding. In fact 83 per cent. of first round schemes and 84 per cent. of second round schemes secured future funding after the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister financial support ceased.
Information about faith awareness is provided for all staff via the departmental intranet. Diversity and equality issues are also covered in the Department's selection and management development programmes.
Mr. Paul Goodman: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what recent consultations havebeen carried out by his Department with representatives of faith communities; and if he will make a statement. 
Alun Michael: DTI figures based solely on VAT de-registrations for the Brent, East parliamentary constituency area and all the London borough areas are shown as follows for 1997 to 2003. Data for 2004 will be available in autumn 2005.
|Brent East parliamentary constituency||255||340||315||415||315||345||340|
|Barking and Dagenham||255||380||260||235||255||265||260|
|Kingston upon Thames||425||430||415||520||545||605||650|
|Richmond upon Thames||650||635||665||755||700||920||940|
|City of London||705||745||860||1,055||1,130||1,090||1,040|
|Hammersmith and Fulham||615||600||635||765||820||1,005||1,005|
|Kensington and Chelsea||795||825||885||955||830||930||1,030|
VAT de-registrations do not give a complete picture of business closures. Businesses that de-register will not necessarily have closed. For example, they might continue to trade but at a turnover level below the VAT threshold. Only 1.8 million out of 4 million enterprises were registered for VAT at the start of 2003.
Alun Michael: Data on the average profit or gross value added of all small businesses are not available. Turnover gives an alternative indication of the income of a business; it corresponds to the market sales of goods and services, excluding VAT. Figures on the average turnover of small businesses are only available at the national and regional level. They are not available for Brent, East or any London borough separately.
|In UK at the start of:||Average turnover(16)/£1,000:|
|Based in London at the start of:||Average turnover(17)/£1,000:|
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