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John McDonnell: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister pursuant to the answer of 10 October 2005, Official Report, column 402W on railways (fire regulations), if he will seek from local fire and rescue authorities the number of railway stations and premises in their areas covered by the Fire Precautions (Sub-Surface Railway Stations) Regulations 1989. 
Jim Fitzpatrick: In the answer to my hon. Friend on 10 October, the latest figures reported by the Fire and Rescue Service at that time showed that 168 such premises are known in England and Wales in 200304. However, the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister has subsequently been informed by the Cleveland Fire and Rescue Service that they do not have a sub surface railway station. The revised number is therefore 167. These are in each area as follows:
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John McDonnell: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister pursuant to the answer of 10 October 2005, Official Report, column 402W, on railways (fire regulations), how many of the premises covered by the Fire Precautions (Sub-Surface Railway Stations) Regulations 1989 in 200304 were (a) metro or underground stations and premises and (b) national heavy rail stations and premises. 
The statistics the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister receives from local fire and rescue authorities do not differentiate between (a) metro or underground stations and premises, nor (b) national heavy rail stations and premises.
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Mrs. Spelman: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister pursuant to the answer of 25 October 2005, Official Report, column 340W, on regional chambers, for what reasons the Audit Commission does not audit the other regional chambers; if he will place in the Library copies of the assemblies' most recent business plans; and if he will make a statement. 
Janet Anderson: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the cost to public funds has been to date of the corporate recovery of Rossendale borough council since the draft Corporate Governance Inspection Report of May 2002. 
Mr. Woolas: Since May 2002 Rossendale borough council has received £167,000 from the ODPM capacity building fund to assist with areas such as financial management and procurement, project management, risk management, member development and leadership programmes.
Yvette Cooper: Information on the contributions made by developers under section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 is not collected centrally. Local planning authorities, including London boroughs, record this information on their individual planning registers.
Yvette Cooper: From April 2006 all new residential homes receiving Government funding will need to meet the new code for sustainable buildings. The new code for sustainable buildings is a voluntary scheme being developed by Government and industry. The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister intends to issue a formal consultation paper in the near future and aim to publish the code early in 2006.
Mr. Burstow: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister pursuant to his answer of 12 September 2005, Official Report, column 2441W, on telecommunication masts, if he will break down the figures by Government office region. 
The following table gives the number of planning appeals received, decided and allowed for telecommunications (including radio/TVmast/aerial/dish/antenna), both in total and for each Government office.
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|Received in calendar year|
|East of England||69||65||80||41|
|Yorkshire and Humberside||65||34||29||21|
|Decided in calendar year|
|East of England||63||72||41||67|
|Yorkshire and Humberside||65||39||23||21|
|Allowed (percentage) in calendar year|
|East of England||42||(66.7)||41||(56.9)||22||(53.7)||37||(55.2)|
|Yorkshire and Humberside||47||(72.3)||26||(66.7)||16||(69.6)||13||(61.9)|
Yvette Cooper: Creating Sustainable Communities: Delivering the Thames Gateway", a strategy document launched earlier this year by my right hon. Friends the Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister, sets out the vision for growth and regeneration of this important area over the next 10 years and longer. The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister's target is to deliver 120,000 new homes by 2016 and alongside this are projects to deliver improvements to roads and public transport, infrastructure for health, education and skills and environmental protection. In addition to these large scale infrastructure projects, Government are funding a range of projects that unlock further regeneration or growth potentialfor example by revitalising town centres and bringing brownfield land back into productive use.
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