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Dr. Julian Lewis: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what discussions his Department has had with counterparts in the United States on United Kingdom participation in the US Navy's life-extension plan for Trident missiles. 
John Reid: I refer the hon. Member to the replies I gave to him on 21 November 2005, Official Report, column 1566W and to the hon. Member for Newport West (Paul Flynn) on 17 January 2006, Official Report, column 1197W.
Yvette Cooper: Local planning authorities are required to prepare annual monitoring reports that include core output indicators, which are submitted to the Secretary of State by the end of December each year. Regional planning bodies assess these reports to enable them to prepare regional annual monitoring reports which are submitted to the Secretary of State annually on 28 February.
Local Development Framework Monitoring: A Good Practice guide was published in March 2005 and contains a number of core output indicators which local planning authorities are required to monitor. An update on the core indicators was published in October 2005.
Core output indicator 3b specifically requires authorities to monitor the accessibility of new residential development that is built within 30 minutes public transport time of a number of key services, (including GPs, hospitals, primary and secondary schools, areas of employment and major retail centres).
Mr. Pickles: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what assessment he has made of the (a) cost to and (b) effect on the local government pension scheme of the abolition of advanced corporation tax relief. 
Mr. Woolas: Since 1998, each local government financial settlement has provided an additional indexed sum of £130 million per annum to mitigate the effect on their pension funds of the abolition of advanced corporation tax relief. This amount was determined with the full support of the local government association. Successive actuarial valuations for each local government pension scheme pension fund, in 2001 and 2004, will also have taken full account of this change.
Jeremy Corbyn: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what his Department's estimate is of (a) the land available for allotments in Greater London in each of the last five years and (b) the likely amount of such land in each London borough in 200607. 
The Respect Action Plan, launched by the Prime Minister in Swindon last month, recognises the important role social landlords play in tackling antisocial behaviour. In delivering the plan we will work with landlords to build on their success in delivering preventative approaches, support provision and taking enforcement action. This will include engaging the sector in developing a new 'Respect Standard' for housing management.
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We have provided landlords with a wide range of tools to tackle ASB and I know these have been used effectively in Swindon, where family support provision is also in place to help turn around the lives of challenging families. Much has been achieved by landlords and their partner agencies but we must sustain momentum and intensify this activity as a key factor in delivering sustainable communities.
Tim Loughton: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister on how many planning decisions he has given a ruling in each of the last four years involving developments on areas of outstanding natural beauty; and if he will list them. 
Yvette Cooper: My right hon. Friend the Deputy Prime Minister has decided 27 planning cases in the last four years involving development on Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. These are tabled as follows.
Date of decision
|Hartland and Stoke, Torridge DC||Residential||Refuse||2 July 2002|
|Finnamore Wood (former Young Offenders Institution), near Marlow, Bucks||Residential||Refuse||25 October 2002|
|West House, Wrotham||Alterations to listed building|
|Allow||30 October 2002|
|Hawkinge Aerodrome Folkestone||Residential|
|Refuse||16 December 2002|
|Cedars, Westonbirt School, Gloucestershire||Replace windows in listed building||Refuse||5 February 2003|
|Shoreham Quarry [Shoreham Cement]||Mixed use residential, office and industrial|
|Refuse||10 September 2003|
|Ribblesdale Park, Ascot||New country house||Refuse||27 October 2003|
|Halwyn St. Keverne, Cornwall||Temporary mobile home||Refuse||27 October 2003|
|Locks and Tracey Down Quarry, Combe Martin||Retention of dwelling|
2 enforcement appeals)
|Allow||27 November 2003|
|Crystal Palace and New Zealand Farms Chute||Grain dryer and storage facility|
|Allow one, refuse one||19 December 2003|
|Little Densole Farm||Residential||Refuse||20 January 2004|
|Former Douai School, Woolhampton||Residential||Allow||7 May 2004|
|Nizels Golf Club, Tonbridge||Residential|
|Refuse||12 May 2004|
|Middleton Hospital, Ilkley||Residential||Refuse||12 May 2004|
|Chase Fields, Lower Farringdon, Hampshire||Residential|
|Refuse three, allow one||7 July 2004|
|Cemetery Lane, Bourton-on-the-Water||Extension to cemetery||Refuse||8 July 2004|
|Witley Park, Surrey||New country house||Allow||28 July 2004|
|Coronation House, Lyme Regis||2 storey extension to listed building (2 appeals)||Allow||7 October 2004|
|Ticehurst House, East Sussex||Residential and healthcare facilities|
|Refuse||13 January 2005|
|Bentham Works, Cheltenham||Residential|
|Refuse||31 January 2005|
|Quarry filling station, Bourton-on-the-Hill||Residential||Refuse||7 June 2005|
|Plot 29, Upper Swainswick, Avon||Gypsy Caravan site||Refuse||21 June 2005|
|Borough Green Road, Kent||Residential||Refuse||28 June 2005|
|St. Piers Lane, Lingfield, Surrey||Residential, education, healthcare facilities|
|Refuse||2 August 2005|
|Shearbarn Caravan Park, East Sussex||Caravan park|
|Allow one, refuse one||17 August 2005|
|Hilltop Farm, Dartford||Gypsy Caravan site||Refuse||26 October 2005|
|Brighton and Hove FC, Falmer||Football Stadium and coach interchange|
|Allow||27 October 2005|
Jim Fitzpatrick: The following table shows the number of fires which were started deliberately and attended by Cambridgeshire fire and rescue service since 1997. Separate data are only available centrally for Peterborough for 2002 and 2003.
|Number of deliberate fires|
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