Lynne Featherstone: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many people in (a) the London borough of Haringey and (b) Hornsey and Wood Green constituency he estimates will be eligible for his Department's extended home ownership programme; and if he will make a statement. 
Yvette Cooper: The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister is currently consulting on the details of our proposals for making our low cost home ownership schemes simpler and fairer, as set out in the consultation document 'HomeBuyExpanding the Opportunity to Own' (a copy of which is available in the Library of the House).
We will make our decisions in the light of responses to consultation and the recommendations from the Regional Housing Boards. Locations will also reflect the quality and value for money of bids received under theprogramme.
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Mr. Fallon: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will set a maximum level of fees to be levied by local authorities in respect of charges for applications under the high hedges provisions of the Anti-Social Behaviour Act 2003. 
Yvette Cooper: I refer the hon. Member to the written ministerial statement made by my hon. Friend the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister on 23 March 2005, Official Report, column 70WS.
Yvette Cooper: The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (ODPM) intends to introduce home information packs throughout England and Wales as early as possible in 2007 and we are discussing with key stakeholders how this might best be achieved. The regulations required for the introduction of home information packs will be made at different times during 2005 and 2006, commencing with those prescribing the contents of the packs in September 2005. Details of the proposed contents have been published on the ODPM website at www.odpm.gov.uk
Yvette Cooper: The Awarding Body for the Built Environment (ABBE) has developed a Diploma in Home Inspection in consultation with the industry. The ABBE Diploma has been approved by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority and comprises of a vocationally related qualification rather than a course. Over 1,000 such candidates are registered with assessment centres for the Diploma. ABBE has approved four assessment centres and a further three centres are currently seeking approval.
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Sarah Teather: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many (a) full-time and (b) part-time staff were employed by each local authority per 1,000 population in the last year for which figures are available. 
Mrs. Spelman: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister (1)what the location is of each park and ride scheme in operation in England; and on what date the construction of each was approved by the relevant government office for the region; 
Yvette Cooper: The Government do not collect information on the number or location of existing or proposed park and ride schemes. Government offices for the regions do not approve park and ride schemes. Their planning role is to act on behalf of my right hon. Friend the Deputy Prime Minister, on land use planning matters in the region.
The Government have issued planning policy guidance note (PPG) 13 Transport which gives national planning guidance on park and
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ride. The Government have not issued separate guidance to either local authorities or government offices for the regions.
Yvette Cooper [holding answer 20 June 2005]: Where polytunnels are placed temporarily on agricultural land and used for horticulture, they may be deemed to be a use of land for agriculture and therefore exempt from planning controls under the provisions of section 55 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990. Where the erection of polytunnels for agricultural purposes is deemed to constitute 'development' under these provisions, 'permitted development rights' under part six of the General Permitted Development Order (GPDO) 1995 may be available, subject to criteria set out in the Order. The Government currently have no proposals to change these statutory provisions.
Mr. Woolas: Non-domestic rates are payable on non-domestic property, including public conveniences. The rateable value of each non-domestic property represents its annual rental value at the set date of 1 April 2003.
John Hemming: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many public toilets were available in each (a) unitary and (b) district council area on 1 January (i)2000, (ii) 2002, (iii) 2003 and (iv) 2004. 
Mr. Woolas: I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave on 6 June 2005, Official Report, columns 56263W. I have deposited in the Library of the House a table that has been obtained from Office of the Deputy Prime Minister's analyses of commercial and industrial property data held by the Valuation Office Agency.