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Mark Hunter: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how planning policy statement 3 will affect the status of airfields in respect of whether they are deemed as previously developed land. [60332]

Yvette Cooper: I refer the hon. Member to the answer given to the hon. Member for Southport (Dr. Pugh) on 20 March 2006, Official Report, column 37W, and to the hon. Member for Vale of York (Miss McIntosh) on 22 March 2006, Official Report, columns 401–02W.

Arm's Length Management Organisation Review Group

Jim Cousins: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister when he expects to publish the report of the arm's length management organisation review group. [51902]

Yvette Cooper: The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister has been reviewing arm's length management organisations. The Government will respond to the issues raised in the next few months.

Building Regulations (Part L)

Mr. Lancaster: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister when he expects the final supporting documents and software for Part L of the building regulations to be published. [54828]

Yvette Cooper: In the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister's press release of 13 September 2005 it was announced that the ODPM was introducing the changes to Part L of the building regulations two years early in April 2006. The calculation tool for establishing the energy performance of dwellings was published in October 2005 and for non-domestic buildings in December 2005. The ODPM laid the statutory instrument and published final approved documents on 15 March.

Departmental Expenditure

Mr. Laws: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how much has been spent by his Department on media training in each year since 1997–98. [55225]

Jim Fitzpatrick: The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister was created on 29 May 2002. Expenditure on media training for ODPM officials has been as follows.
29 May 2002–31 March 200310,810.00
1 April 2003–31 March 200411,487.62
1 April 2004–31 March 20051,762.00
1 April 2005–28 February 2006763.75

No expenditure has been incurred on media training for Ministers.

Departmental Staff Handbook

Mrs. Spelman: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will place in the Library a copy of the Staff Handbook for his Department. [60130]

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Jim Fitzpatrick: A paper copy of the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister's staff handbook will be placed in the House of Commons Library shortly.

Domestic Violence

Jo Swinson: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister pursuant to his answer of 16 February 2006, Official Report, column 2217W, to the hon. Member for Romsey (Sandra Gidley), on domestic violence, how many units of accommodation in refuges for women who suffer from domestic violence are available in each (a) region, (b) constituency and (c) local authority in England. [56714]

Yvette Cooper: Information is not available on the number of units of accommodation in refuges for women who suffer from domestic violence in each constituency or local authority in England, and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

The following table shows how many units were available in each Government Office Region in England as at 1 April 2003 and at 1 April 2005. These figures include accommodation in refuges and other forms of provision including floating support services where victims are supported to remain in their own accommodation where appropriate.
Number of household units of support available to women at risk of domestic violence, through the Supporting People programme

Region1 April 20031 April 2005
North East210250
North West690640
Yorkshire and the Humber570710
East Midlands600520
West Midlands890890
South East630640
South West450380


Norman Baker: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will list the guests he has officially entertained at Dorneywood since 1 May 2005. [59409]

Jim Fitzpatrick: This information is not collected centrally.

Dorneywood is owned and operated by the Dorneywood Trust which is a registered charity, therefore there is no cost to public funds.

European Landscape Convention

Mrs. Spelman: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what assessment he has made of the implications of the UK signing the Council of Europe's European Landscape Convention for the planning system in England. [60116]

Yvette Cooper: The signing by the UK of the Council of Europe's European Landscape Convention does not have any immediate implications for the land use planning system in England. The Government believe that the UK is already fulfilling the requirements of the
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convention. National planning policies, including planning policy statement 1, 'Delivering Sustainable Development', recognise the need to provide appropriate protection and enhancement of rural and urban landscapes in England, in line with the principal aims of the convention.

External Consultants

Mrs. Villiers: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how much his Department has paid since 2004 to external consultants who had previously been employed by the Department in any capacity within the previous five years. [41211]

Jim Fitzpatrick: The information requested is not held centrally, and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

Fire Control Centres

Mr. Brazier: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the most recent estimate is of the cost of the regionalisation of fire control centres; and who would cover the overspend in the event of costs exceeding this estimate. [60274]

Jim Fitzpatrick: The most recently published estimate of the costs of the project is set out in the Outline Business Case. The estimated costs over a 15-year period (2004–05 to 2018–19) of running the control service and implementing the FiReControl project are £988 million at 2005 prices. The Outline Business Case was published in November 2004.

The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister will meet the up-front costs of establishing the operational network and the costs that fall to local authorities under New Burdens arrangements. ODPM will also meet any increases in these cost elements.

Fire-related Deaths

Lynne Featherstone: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many fire-related deaths there were in dwellings in each London constituency in each year since 2000. [60545]

Jim Fitzpatrick: The following table shows the number of fatalities in dwelling fires in London in each year for 2000–04. Data for constituencies are only held centrally from 2002 onwards.
Number of fatalities in dwelling fires by London constituency: 2000–04

Total for London4868566746
Assigned to constituency(64)(64)566246
Percentage available(64)(64)10093100
Bethnal Green and Bow(64)(64)000
Bexleyheath and Crayford(64)(64)001
Brentford and Isleworth(64)(64)121
Brent East(64)(64)100
Brent North(64)(64)001
Brent South(64)(64)221
Bromley and Chislehurst(64)(64)101
Camberwell and Peckham(64)(64)010
Carshalton and Wallington(64)(64)023
Chingford and Woodford Green(64)(64)100
Chipping Barnet(64)(64)011
Cities of London and Westminster(64)(64)100
Croydon Central(64)(64)102
Croydon North(64)(64)000
Croydon South(64)(64)101
Dulwich and West Norwood(64)(64)000
Ealing, Acton and Shepherd's Bush(64)(64)110
Ealing, North(64)(64)520
Ealing, Southall(64)(64)240
East Ham(64)(64)040
Enfield, North(64)(64)000
Enfield, Southgate(64)(64)002
Erith and Thamesmead(64)(64)110
Feltham and Heston(64)(64)000
Finchley and Golders Green(64)(64)110
Greenwich and Woolwich(64)(64)200
Hackney, North and Stoke Newington(64)(64)140
Hackney, South and Shoreditch(64)(64)101
Hammersmith and Fulham(64)(64)322
Hampstead and Highgate(64)(64)211
Harrow, East(64)(64)110
Harrow, West(64)(64)020
Hayes and Harlington(64)(64)001
Holborn and St. Pancras(64)(64)220
Hornsey and Wood Green(64)(64)111
Ilford, North(64)(64)000
Ilford, South(64)(64)020
Islington, North(64)(64)121
Islington, South and Finsbury(64)(64)010
Kensington and Chelsea(64)(64)211
Kingston and Surbiton(64)(64)001
Lewisham, Deptford(64)(64)112
Lewisham, East(64)(64)011
Lewisham, West(64)(64)011
Leyton and Wanstead(64)(64)210
Mitcham and Morden(64)(64)000
North Southwark and Bermondsey(64)(64)310
Old Bexley and Sidcup(64)(64)030
Poplar and Canning Town(64)(64)110
Regent's Park and Kensington North(64)(64)301
Richmond Park(64)(64)101
Sutton and Cheam(64)(64)100
West Ham(64)(64)113

(64)Not available.
Neighbourhood Statistics derived from Fire and Rescue Service FDR1 returns to ODPM.

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