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Rosie Cooper: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what proportion of right-to-buy sales in West Lancashire since 1980 were (a) bed-sit, (b) one-bed, (c) two-bed, (d) three-bed and (e) four or more bedrooms. 
Mr. Jenkins: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how much funding local authority housing in (a) England and (b) Tamworth constituency received in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available, broken down by source. 
Jeremy Corbyn: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what plans he has to ensure that tenants of arm's length management organisations are able to decide their future tenancy arrangements when the current contracts expire; and if he will make a statement. 
Tenants should be fully consulted on all significant changes to the management of their homes, as they were on decisions to set up an arm's length management organisation.
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Mr. Truswell: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how much funding local authority housing in (a) England and (b) Leeds has received in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available, broken down by source. 
Mr. Truswell: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what steps he is taking to increase the volume of affordable social housing provided by (a) local authorities, (b) the not-for-profit sector and (c) the private sector. 
Of these it is estimated around 3,000 will be provided through local authorities and at least 60,000 through registered social landlords or other developers. The Government have announced in the Barker review to explore new innovative ways for local councils to support more social house building in future.
Jeff Ennis: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many council houses in (a) Barnsley and (b) Doncaster have been brought up to the Decent Homes Standard; and how many remain to be brought up to the standard. 
(a) Barnsley has reported that their number of non-decent dwellings has decreased from 8,437 in April 2003 to 5,458 in April 2005. Barnsley did not supply the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister with non-decent estimates prior to April 2003.
This reported increase is due to Doncaster revising their figures after a stock condition survey and a validation of stock condition data in preparation for an option appraisal, and not necessarily a physical increase in their number of non-decent dwellings.
Yvette Cooper: The proportion of council housing stock in Barnsley and Doncaster that has been sold under the right to buy scheme since its introduction in 1980 can be found on the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister's website at:
Mr. Hands: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many people in the London borough of Hammersmith and Fulham are waiting to be found suitable accommodation by the local authority while living in accommodation judged unacceptable by social services. 
Rosie Cooper: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what assessment he has made of the effect of the transfer of leisure facilities in West Lancashire to newly-formed charitable trusts on their access to capital for refurbishment. 
Specific information on the transfer of ownership of leisure centres from local authorities to newly-formed charitable trusts is not centrally collated. However, information from the Leisure Data Base Company suggests that approximately one-fifth of public leisure facilities in England are provided through trusts.
My Department recognises the importance of this issue in ensuring the continued sustainability of publicly provided sports facilities. The Audit Commission is currently undertaking a study into the different types of management arrangements available to local authorities for running these services and how they approach the task of choosing the option best suited to local needs. This is expected to include a consideration of the potential implications of each of these options, including for charitable trusts.
Mr. Woolas: Estimates for how much local authorities have spent on gas in each year between 1997 and 2005 have been tabled as follows. From 200203 onwards, figures include other (non-electricity) energy costs (eg solid fuel and fuel oil) as well as gas.
Comparisons across years may not be valid due to changes in responsibilities and the method of reporting the information. In particular, the data for 199899 to 200203 are presented on a non-Financial Reporting Standard 17 (FRS17) basis while the data for 200304 and 200405 are presented on a FRS17 basis. Hence, figures for different years may not be directly comparable.
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