Mr. Laws: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will list the local authority wards in (a) Yeovil constituency and (b) Somerset which are in the top 30 per cent. of wards in England by multiple deprivation indicators; and if she will make a statement. 
Mr. Woolas: The Index of Multiple Deprivation 2004 (IMD 2004) was constructed at lower layer super output area (SOA) level and not at ward level. The new geographical unit was introduced to overcome the problems associated with wardsfrequent boundary changes and differences in population sizes. With an average population of 1,500 people, SOAs are far better than wards at picking up small pockets of deprivation.
The following table includes the list of SOAs in Yeovil constituency and Somerset that fall within the 30 per cent. most deprived SOAs in England. The data shows that of the 74 SOAs in Yeovil constituency only seven (9.5 per cent.) fall within the 30 per cent. most disadvantaged SOAs in England and all seven of these are located in the borough of South Somerset. In total there are 327 SOAs in the local authorities that make up Somerset (including Yeovil). Of these 40 (12 per cent.) are among the 30 per cent. most deprived in England. The most deprived SOA (EO1029106) is located in Bridgwater Sydenham in Sedgemoor.
|Local authority name
|Government office region
|Rank of IMD( 1)
|(1) Where one is most deprived. (2) All in Yeovil Parli.
Roger Berry: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what advice she has issued to local authorities on how they should implement their disability equality duty under the Disability Discrimination Act 2005. 
Mr. Woolas: The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister has not issued advice to local authorities on how to implement their disability equality dutythat is a matter for them. The Disability Rights Commission has produced a code of practice on how to implement the duty.
Mr. Pickles: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what targets the Government have set local authorities in each Implementing Electronic Government round with regards to the (a) National Land and Property Gazetteer and (b) Local Land and Property Gazetteer; and what the outturn results have been in each relevant year. 
Mr. Woolas: There are no statutory Implementing Electronic Government (IEG) targets for the National Land and Property Gazetteer and Local Land and Property Gazetteer, although information is collected through the IEG return to inform national policy. In December 2005, 87 per cent. of local authorities in England had established a regularly-maintained link from their Local Land & Property Gazetteer (LLPG) to the National Land & Property Gazetteer (NLPG), with 13 per cent. in the process of implementing this link.
Mike Penning: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will list the fire stations where (a) closures and (b) appliance reductions are currently planned, broken down by parliamentary constituency. 
Jim Fitzpatrick: These are matters decided locally through a fire and rescue authority's integrated risk management plan and as Ministers have no role to play in the determination of appropriate fire cover and the level of service in any fire and rescue authority, this information is not held centrally.
Mrs. Spelman: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what was the Greater London Authority precept, and its predecessor fire/police precepts in London, on an average band D property in each year since 1996-97; and what the figure is for 2005-06. 
|London Fire and Civil Defence