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Chris Ruane: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the (a) location, (b) cost and (c) completion date if of each private finance initiative project within his responsibility, broken down by local authorities and grouped by region in England. 
|Region/authority||Location||Completion date||Cost (capital value) £ million|
|Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre||Westminster, London||January 2012||3|
|London Fire, Emergency and Planning Authority||London||January 2021||145.5|
|LB Croydon||Croydon Central, North and South||May 2010||27|
|LB Hackney||Hackney South and Shoreditch||March 2032||25|
|LB Tower Hamlets||Bethnal Green and Bow||March 2029||19.3|
|LB Harrow||Harrow East and West||March 2006||0.9|
|LB Barking and Dagenham||Barking||September 2030||35|
|LB Lambeth||Lambeth||March 2007||9.6|
|LB Islington||Islington- vehicles depot||March 2013||21.6|
|LB Islington||Islington-street properties||February 2033||89|
|LB Hammersmith and Fulham||Hammersmith-housing||February 2034||2.3|
|LB Newham||Canning Town-housing||May 2035||41|
|Brighton and Hove||Brighton||April 2028||0.5|
|Kent CC||Kent||March 2009||7.4|
|Reading BC||North Whitley- housing||February 2034||60|
|East of England|
|Norfolk CC||Norfolk-salt barns||April 2020||1.3|
|Essex CC||Clacton||November 2035||4.2|
|Norwich CC||Norwich North||January 2017||12.6|
|Wiltshire CC||North Wiltshire||March 2027||8|
|Avon Somerset and Gloucestershire Fire Authorities||Avonmouth||March 2029||8|
|Cornwall CC||St. Ives, Falmouth, Camborne, Truro, St. Aaustell, North Cornwall and South East Cornwall||March 2031||12.26|
|Derby CC||Derby||August 2006||1|
|Derby CC||Derby-housing||July 2030||9.9|
|North East Derbyshire||Matlock-housing||July 2013||1.7|
|Stoke-on-Trent CC||Bentilee District Centre||October 2030||8.35|
|Redcar and Cleveland||Redcar||May 2027||13.72|
|Sunderland CC||Sunderland North and South||September 2027||5.7|
|Tyne and Wear Fire and Civil Defence Authority||Tyne and Wear||August 2030||23|
|Bolton MBC||Bolton North East, South East and West||September 2028||6.03|
|Cheshire CC||Ellesmere Port and Neston||August 2033||1.1|
|Copeland BC||Copeland||September 2029||8.12|
|Liverpool CC||Garston||August 2027||20.4|
|Trafford MBC||Altrincham and sale West||October 2028||16.9|
|Manchester CC||A6 Plymouth Grove-housing||February 2033||61.6|
|Greater Manchester Fire Service||Streford-Greater Manchester||October 2026||4.79|
|Warrington BC||Anson and Blenhiem Close||August 2034||20|
|Lancashire Fire Authority||Accrington and Morecambe||3.49|
|Yorkshire and Humber|
|Sheffield||Sheffield central||February 2031||30.5|
|SelbyDC||Sherburn and Tadcaster||February 2034||17|
|North Yorkshire Fire Authority||York and Easingwold||March 2028||6.36|
Yvette Cooper: Since 2000, the Breckland Community Economic Regeneration Scheme has provided some £12.7 million to fund projects in Thetford which are helping to renew the town centre and build on its cultural and heritage attractions. The skills and job prospects of local people are being supported through a range of vocational training schemes.
Yvette Cooper [holding answer 12 December 2005]: Rent restructuring was introduced in April 2002. It is a non-statutory scheme, and local authorities are not required to implement it, though they are strongly encouraged to do so by the way the housing revenue account subsidy system operates.
The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister carried out a three-year review of the policy during 2004 and the decision on the recommendations was announced on 7 November. The draft housing revenue account subsidy determination, which was issued for consultation at the same time, was prepared on that basis. The consultation closes at 10 am on Monday 12 December.
Mr. Amess: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many statutory instruments introduced by his Department were (a) withdrawn, (b) amended by a further statutory instrument and (c) reprinted because of defective drafting in each session since 1997; and what steps he is taking and (ii) plans to take to prevent further such instances. 
The number of statutory instruments introduced since May 2002 (when the Office of the
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Deputy Prime Minister came into being) which, by reason of defective drafting, were
The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister is (i) providing additional training for all those involved in drafting SIs. Increased checking is being undertaken by policy officials and the drafting lawyer, (ii) Lawyers in the ODPM are currently considering a further examination of the statutory instrument project planning process. They will also encourage all officials involved in the production of secondary legislation to be especially aware of the need to build in additional time for checking, particularly where there are peaks of activity, such as in February/March, in the run- up to the start of the financial year.
Mr. Burstow: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister (1) what assessment he has made of the extent of the duplication of (a) information collected and (b) needs assessment required for (i) supporting people funding and (ii) the single assessment process for care; 
(2) what discussions his Department has had with the Department of Health about integrating the service provision arising from supporting people assessments and the single assessment process into a single users plan. 
Mr. Woolas: There is currently no standardised approach to information collection and needs assessment for the receipt of housing-related support through the supporting people programme. Nor are there currently standardised arrangements which cover supporting people and care assessments together. Arrangements are instead set by, and vary between, local authorities and between providers. There may be some duplication between the information collected for supporting people services and that collected through the Single Assessment Process, but in some cases this is already being handled in an integrated way.
The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister's initial supporting people strategyCreating Sustainable Communities: Supporting Independence"makes clear our commitment to continue to move towards a streamlined and integrated assessment process which
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includes supporting people, care and other relevant services. This also takes forward the intention set out in Independence, Well-being and Choice" to build upon the Single Assessment Process and streamline assessments across agencies, and we will continue to work with Department of Health and other Departments as we take this work forward.
Mr. Burstow: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister (1) what discussions his Department has had with the Department of Health about training of health and social care assessment staff in housing-related support services; 
Mr. Woolas: With support and sponsorship from the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, a pilot project has been carried out to test the desirability and practicability of establishing a professional qualification for those working in housing, care and support sector. This pilot concluded in March 2005, and we are considering as part of our work to develop a strategy for supporting people how to build on its success. We will continue to discuss this, and other aspects of the strategy work, with Department of Health.
Mr. Woolas: Supporting people is a grant programme for the provision of housing-related support services (or, in excellent authorities, welfare services). It does not fund health or care services. The power of the Secretary of State to issue guidance relates to the administration and application of supporting people grants and, as such, guidance on the use of supporting people funding does not directly discuss meeting health or care related needs.
Guidance is, however, clear on the need to ensure that supporting people services are properly aligned and linked with other relevant services, including health and care services. The work of the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister to develop a strategy for supporting people will allow us to consider whether and how guidance may be strengthened in this regard.
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