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Jim Fitzpatrick: The eight new control centres outside London are expected to be rolled out over 200809, with the first wave comprising the centres in the South-west, North-east and East Midlands. Provision has been made for London to join the project at the end of the rollout order, in time for the Olympic Games in 2012. A detailed timetable will be published after the technology/infrastructure services procurement is complete, which is expected to be in spring 2006.
Yvette Cooper [holding answer 31 October 2005]: This information is not collected centrally. However, Hedgeline have published on their website some information on the fees being charged by local authorities for dealing with complaints under the high hedges legislation, and these appear to range from £0£650.
Mr. Baron: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister (1) whether conditions can be placed on the geographical location of a property bought with the aid of financial assistance provided through a cash incentives scheme; 
Yvette Cooper: Any local authority that chooses to introduce a cash incentive scheme may set conditions on it. These could include geographical conditions, although they would need to comply with wider legislation.
Awards of grant are made only for the purchase of houses or flats and only where the recipient is able to afford the cost of maintaining ownership. The issuing authority would require evidence of both before approving any award. However receipt of grant under a cash incentive scheme would not in itself exclude the recipient from being offered social housing should they apply for it at some later date.
Records of grants paid out under such schemes are kept by the issuing authorities; none is held centrally. I am not therefore able to provide any information regarding properties purchased with such grants in Basildon.
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The House of Commons Service recognises and values the diversity of its staff and is committed to developing working practices which allow every member of staff to contribute his or her best, regardless of race, sex, marital status, religion or belief, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment or any other irrelevant factor."
Sarah Teather: To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission pursuant to the answer of 13 October 2005, Official Report, column 553W, on House employees, if he will break the figures down by pay bracket. 
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The overall totals for the two tables are different because (a) some staff have not responded to the ethnicity survey and (b) the ethnicity survey over a period of time includes some seconded-in staff or staff on career breaks not included in the gender breakdown.
Mr. Hoyle: To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission how long on average the Director of the Parliamentary Communications Directorate took to respond to telephone queries from hon. Members in the last period for which figures are available; and how many telephone queries are awaiting a response. 
David Taylor: To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission what the expenditure on cleaning the Serjeant at Arms's official residence was in the last year for which figures are available. 
Nick Harvey: Only window cleaning is carried out at the Serjeant at Arms's official residence as part of the contract to clean the 1 Parliament Street/Derby Gate block. The annual cost to the House is estimated to be in the region of £540 per year.
Dr. Cable: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will list the occasions in the last five years on which 0870 telephone numbers have been used by her Department as contact numbers for members of the public; and how much revenue was received from the use of 0870 contact numbers in each of the last five years for which records are available. 
Sarah Teather: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many (a) videos, (b) DVDs and (c) CDs were lent by libraries in (i) Brent and (ii) London in each year since 1997. 
This information is not held centrally. However, the table shows the number of loans of sound recordings (encompassing music and talking books) and Videos and DVDs for Brent and for Greater London (including Brent) for the period 199798 to 200304.
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