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Stephen Hammond: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the estimated total (a) assets and (b) liabilities are of the local government pension scheme; what assumptions underlay the calculation of the liability; what discount rate has been used; and what the liability would be if a discount rate was used equivalent to the yield on index linked gilts. 
Mr. Woolas: The most recent actuarial valuation of the local government pension scheme in England and Wales, carried out on 31 March 2004, showed assets of £80 billion and total liabilities of £107 billion. An actuarial valuation of each of the 89 pensions funds in the scheme is undertaken by actuary's appointed by the relevant local authority and the remaining information requested is consequently not held centrally.
Anne Snelgrove: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many local government manual workers who began employment before 1991 completed 12 months' service entitling them to membership of the local government pension scheme. 
Yvette Cooper: The number of local authority dwellings sold under the right-to-buy scheme since 1980 are listed in the following table. The table also shows the right-to-buy sales as a proportion of local authority stock.
|Financial year||RTB sales||Stock at beginning of period||Proportion sold each year (percentage)|
Mr. Hollobone: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many affordable homes he expects will be built in (a) Northamptonshire and (b) Kettering constituency in each year to (i) 2011, (ii) 2021 and (iii) 2031 as part of the growth area agenda. 
Yvette Cooper: The Regional Spatial Strategy for the East Midlands (RSS 8) outlines the general approach to affordable housing provision in the region. Policy 17 of the Strategy states that the level of affordable housing to be provided should be justified by local housing need assessments.
Policy 17 does not set an affordable housing target for the region. However, it does state that the appropriate indicator for monitoring whether affordable housing need across the East Midlands as a whole is being met is around 3,950 dwellings per annum. This represents 25 per cent. of the total housing provision identified by the Strategy between 2001 and 2021.
Mr. Hollobone: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many housing associations were in receipt of Government funding (a) in England, (b) in Northamptonshire and (c) in Kettering constituency in each year since 1997. 
Yvette Cooper: The number of housing associations which received approval for funding via the Housing Corporation Approved Development Programme each year since 1997 are detailed in the table as follows.
|(a) England||(b) Northamptonshire||(c) Kettering|
Mike Penning: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many units of affordable housing have been built in Hemel Hempstead constituency in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement. 
|Financial year||Number of dwellings(25)|
Mrs. Spelman: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how much housing market renewal grant funding has been allocated to the demolition of properties in each Pathfinder area in (a) 200405 and (b) 200506. 
The following table shows our estimate of the amount of Housing Market Renewal Funding (HMRF) spent on demolitions, new build and
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refurbishment in each of the pathfinders where this information is available for 200405. Data for 200506 has not yet been collected.
|Pathfinder||HMRF spent on Demolition 200405||HMRF spent on new build 200405||HMRF spent on Refurbishment 200405|
|Hull and East Riding||0||0||0|
|Oldham and Rochdale||0.24||0||1.95|
Mr. Hollobone: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister pursuant to the answer of 18 July 2005, Official Report, column 1433W, on empty homes, how many of the empty homes in (a) Kettering, (b) East Midlands and (c) England were under local authority ownership. 
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