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Mr. Hollobone: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what assessment was made of the transitional funding arrangements accompanying the abolition of local authority social housing grant in assessing the inclusionof Daventry district council in the Council Tax Limitation (England) (Maximum Amounts) Order 2005. 
The points made by the Council in their written representations and at their meeting with me on 25 May were carefully considered. As part of those considerations the Government examined the transitional measures scheme and concluded that the Council's points did not justify setting an excessive budget requirement. I should highlight that the proposed order does not affect the authority's entitlement to benefit from the transitional measures.
Mrs. Spelman: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister whether he plans to publish a regulatory impact assessment in relation to revoking the Local Government Pension Scheme (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2004. 
Mr. Woolas: The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister works with Local Strategy Partnerships (LSPs) to help them improve their performance and encourages them to learn from what works. We have developed a range of resources to enable them to do so. These include:
establishing www.renewal.net, a web-based source of evaluated evidence about what works for LSPs, presented in a practical and user-friendly format. Renewal.net also has a series of discussion fora which encourage LSPs to exchange best practice;
The Government is undertaking a review of the powers of the London mayor and the Greater London authority. Any decision about the transfer of further responsibilities to the mayor, including any implications for the Government Office,
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will be made once the review has been completed. We will make a further announcement about the review by the end of the year.
Anne Milton: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what (a) secondary legislation and (b) procedural advice the Government has published in relation to local authorities holding Mayoral referendums; and if he will deposit a copy of those documents in the Library. 
Mr. Hancock: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the implications are of the successful bid to hold the 2012 Olympic games in London for the (a) workload and (b) staffing levels of his Department. 
Jim Fitzpatrick: The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister will continue to support delivery of the Olympic games, as it has the Olympic bid. The Olympic park is in the Thames Gateway and I would expect both the Thames Gateway and Sustainable Buildings Directorate and the London Thames Gateway Urban Development Corporation (which we sponsor) to play a significant role in helping to deliver a successful games in 2012.
Yvette Cooper: The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister published in May 2004 a review by De Montfort university of the evidence and literature relating to the impact of overcrowded housing on health and education. The report, the Impact of Overcrowding on Health and Education (ISBN 1 85112 711 0), was placed in the Library of the House.
Yvette Cooper: Park land is protected by the provisions of national planning policy guidance note 17 (PPG 17). This requires planning authorities to protect from development all forms of open space, including parks, unless they are demonstrated to be surplus to the requirements of the community. There are no current plans to change this guidance.
The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister does not hold central records of the amount of all park land disposed of by local authorities. We are however committed to developing a national database of green spaces in England, which will help us to identify the location, quantity and changes to green spaces.
This explains that local authorities parking standards should result in an average of 1.5 off-street parking spaces per dwelling over their plan area. The 1.5 is intended to be an average across the plan area. Planning policy does not expect all dwellings in new developments to have 1.5 car parking spaces.
The Government accepts that parking needs vary, according to location and housing type. To help the development of appropriate standards, research has been commissioned to consider how varying levels of car parking can be achieved in ways consistent with the Government's policies on sustainable residential environments. This research will inform the preparation of the Planning Policy Statement 3: Housing", a draft of which will be the subject of consultation later this year.
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