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Yvette Cooper: The Regional Housing Board is responsible for making recommendations to Ministers about the use of the single housing pot within the North West. As these recommendations are currently with the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister I am unable to comment further at this time. An announcement on allocations is expected shortly.
Yvette Cooper: The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister only collects house building data at local authority level so there are no figures available for the town of Ellesmere. The annual numbers of new build completions reported for North Shropshire local authority since 200001 are tabled as follows:
Mr. Todd: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister further to his answer of 23 June 2005, Official Report, column 1137W, on housing development (flood risk), when he expects to publish revised planning guidance on development and flood risk to which he refers. 
Mr. Burstow: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister which local authorities have made byelaws (a) prohibiting the use of micro-bikes in particular areas and (b) granting the power to seize vehicles causing noise nuisance. 
Geraldine Smith: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how much funding the North West Development Agency has provided for the West End Masterplan in Morecambe; and how much funding will be provided during 200508. 
Yvette Cooper: The Northwest Regional Development Agency (NWDA) has made available £60,000 for a feasibility study into the establishment of an arts/creative industry campus in the West End by St. Martin's College. NWDA will also consider investing up to £3 million from 200607 onwards in projects that will encourage the growth and establishment of businesses in the area. This is subject to satisfactory progress implementing the masterplan, the completion of NWDA's appraisal and approval processes and the availability of resources.
Yvette Cooper: The population projections from 2005 to 2015 are (a) Oswestry borough 40,600 (an increase of 2,100), and (b) North Shropshire district 63,600 (an increase of 4,300). The projections are based on Office for National Statistics mid-year estimates 2003.
Mrs. Dorries: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many housing association tenants in (a) the county of Bedfordshire and (b) the constituency of Mid-Bedfordshire are eligible for (i) the right-to-buy, (ii) the preserved right-to-buy, (iii) the right-to-acquire and (iv) voluntary purchase grants. 
A further 1,332 housing association tenants in Bedfordshire may qualify for the right-to-acquire because the homes were provided with public funds since 1 April 1997. Some of the tenants whose properties have transferred from local authorities after the same date may also qualify for the right-to-acquire.
It is not possible to say how many housing association tenants in Bedfordshire are eligible for voluntary purchase grants. This scheme is offered at the discretion of housing associations, which bid to the Housing Corporation for funds to cover the discount offered to the tenant. Eligibility therefore depends on whether housing associations choose to participate in the scheme, which properties are included, and the availability of funding.
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