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Anne Main: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how much additional funding will be allocated in 200506 to each council to cover costs of (a) licensing, (b) asylum-seekers, (c) pensions and (d) disposal of electrical equipment; and what formula is used to calculate these figures. 
Jim Fitzpatrick: The Government are working with the Local Government Association to consider the extent to which the areas referred to in the question create pressures on local authorities, and the steps which can be taken to address those pressures. The Government are committed to ensuring that local authorities can continue to deliver effective services without imposing excessive increases in council tax.
David Howarth: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what guidance his Department has given to local authorities on the action to be taken when a primary care trust fails to pay (a) sums it owes to a social services authority under an agreement under section 31 of the Health Act 1999 and (b) its business rates; and if he will make a statement. 
To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the funding level for the supporting people programme in (a) England, (b) Wellingborough local authority and
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(c) East Northamptonshire local authority was in each of the last three years; and what funding is planned for 200506 in each case. 
Mr. Woolas: The supporting people programme funding is only allocated to top tier authorities. The following table which indicates the level of funding for the supporting people programme in England and Northamptonshire, covers Wellingborough and East Northamptonshire, since 200203. This also includes funding for 200506.
Mr. Woolas: European Objective One funding is available for the whole of the Merseyside region. Within this there is an allocation of resources aimed at tackling issues of deprivation in specific areas due to their classification as among the most deprived parts of Merseyside. Three of these areas fall within Wirral South. Single Regeneration Funding is available to support Wirral South businesses. The Local Authority and its partners also target mainstream funding to support areas of deprivation in Wirral South.
Mr. Woolas: The purpose of the Neighbourhood Renewal Fund is to provide support to local authorities in England's most deprived districts, to enable them, in collaboration with their Local Strategic Partnerships, to improve services in their most deprived areas. The neighbourhood renewal programme agreed by the Wirral Council Strategic Partnership provides support to the most deprived wards of the area, all of which are among the 3 per cent. most deprived wards in England. Wirral, South constituency therefore does not directly receive any Neighbourhood Renewal Fund support.
Lynne Featherstone: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what (a) land and (b) property his Department (i) owns and (ii) rents in each constituency; and if he will make a statement. 
|Constituency/land and property||Freehold/lease|
|Cities of London and Westminster|
|1012 Downing Street London SW1 A 2AA||Freehold|
|70 Whitehall London SW1 A 2AS||Freehold|
|36 Whitehall London SW1 A 2AY||Freehold|
|Admiralty House London SW1 A 2DY||Freehold|
|22/26 Whitehall London SW1 A 2EG||Freehold|
|Admiralty Arch London 2WH||Freehold|
|Civil Service Club London SW1 A 2HJ||Freehold|
|53 Parliament Street London SW1 A 2NG||Freehold|
|1 Horse Guards Road London SW1 A 2HQ||(2)Lease|
|9 Whitehall London SW1 A 2DD||Lease|
|11 Belgrave Road London SW1V1RB||(2)Lease|
|2 Little Smith Street London SW1P3DH||Lease|
|35 Great Smith Street London SW1P3BQ||Lease|
|Stockley House London SW1V1LQ||Lease|
|7 St James Square London SW1Y4JH||Lease|
|67 Tufton Street London SW1P3QS||Lease|
|10 Great George Street London SW1P3AE||Lease|
|Vale of York|
|The Hawkhills Easingwold York YO61 3EG||Freehold|
|North West Hampshire|
|Hannington Aerial Mast Kingsclere Hampshire||Freehold|
|Grosvenor House Basingview Basingstoke RG21 4HG||(2)Lease|
|St Clements House 216 Colgate Norwich NR31BQ||Lease|
|Birchwood Park Warrington WAS 6AE||(2)Lease|
|Sunningdale Park Larch Avenue Ascot SL5 OQE||(3)PPP/PFI|
Mark Simmonds: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much EU aid money has been granted for direct budgetary support in each year since 1999, broken down by country recipient. 
Hilary Benn: The European Commission has provided the following details of aid money committed since 1999 to budgetary support including general budget support, assistance directed at specific sectors, and budgetary assistance to mitigate the impact of export earnings shortfalls.
|Total GBS plus SBS||(4)||745.86||666.98||914.55||1,192.80||959.30|
Hilary Benn: The UK does not earmark its contributions to multilateral institutions for the purpose of direct budgetary support. However, our general contributions to the European Commission, the World Bank and regional development banks are used, among other things, to finance policy based lending where resources are transferred directly to the developing country's budget. This quick-disbursing assistance is used to support policy reforms and institutional changes, either at the macro-level or in a sector or sub-sector. It helps countries implement their poverty reduction strategies and promote economic growth.
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