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Joan Walley: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will place in the Library a copy of the report on the thermal performance of multi-foil insulation prepared under his Department's domestic buildings energy performance project. 
Mr. Harper: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many fire brigade strikes there have been in each of the past five years; how many brigades were affected in each case; and on how many of those occasions a back-up service was not provided by the Army. 
2001Merseyside fire and rescue service.
2002 to 2003National fire strike in all fire and rescue services in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
2005Suffolk fire and rescue service and West Midlands fire and rescue service.
On all of these occasions, the armed forces provided basic emergency fire cover. In the case of the Suffolk fire strike in 2004 armed forces support was deployed to the county but never actually used, as other arrangements proved sufficient.
Yvette Cooper: This information is not held centrally by the Regional Co-ordination Unit, corporate centre of the Government Offices for the English Regions, and can be provided only at disproportionate cost.
Yvette Cooper: The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister does not hold this information at a constituency level, and outputs in individual local authorities vary over time, as Housing Corporation allocations are made on a regional and sub-regional basis.
In 2004-06, 27 units of social rented housing were provided in West Lancashire local authority. For 2006-08, the Affordable Housing Programme includes the allocation of resources for the provision of a further six units of social housing and 35 new shared equity housing units in West Lancashire under the new HomeBuy scheme. Not all of these will be completed in the two year timeframe.
Mr. Drew: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many and what proportion of homes were estimated to be non-decent homes according to the English Housing Conditions Survey, in each year since 1990, broken down by (a) owner occupier, (b) private sector rented, (c) local authority, (d) housing association and (e) other housing. 
Yvette Cooper: The English House Condition Survey 2004: Headline report (ODPM, 2006) includes details of households living in homes that did not meet the decent homes standard by tenure in 1996, 2001, 2003 and 2004 (the years the survey was carried out). Data for surveys before 1996 are not sufficient to provide robust estimates. The report is available on the ODPM website at www.odpm.gov.uk/ehcs.
Jim Cousins: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance has been given to Housing Market Renewal Pathfinders about access to meetings, papers and records by (a) the general public, (b) representatives of local voluntary organisations, (c) elected councillors and (d) hon. Members. 
Mr. Pickles: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister pursuant to the answers of 30 March 2006, Official Report, columns 1217-18W, to my hon. Friend the Member for Surrey Heath (Michael Gove) on local government restructuring and on ministerial meetings, if he will place in the Library a copy of (a) the minutes and (b) presentation notes and handouts from each of those meetings. 
Mr. Woolas: Notes of each county dialogue event will be published on the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister website in due course. At the same time, copies will be placed in the Library of the House. Formal presentations were not made by Ministers or ODPM officials nor were handouts supplied at the dialogue events.
Mr. Woolas: The impact of strikes by local authority employees is different in different areas. It is generally a matter for local government to prepare contingency plans. ODPM has issued no guidance in relation tothe recent strike action. The Local Government Employers has prepared extensive guidance on planning for industrial action, some of which was issued as bulletin to local authorities.
Mr. Stewart Jackson: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many (a) full-time and (b) retained firefighters have (i) been employed and (ii) taken early retirement in the Peterborough and Cambridgeshire Fire Authority in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement. 
Angela E. Smith: The number of firefighters in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Fire and Rescue Authority that have (i) been employed in each year since 1997 and (ii) taken ill-health retirement since 1998-99 is presented in the table. Information on ill-health retirement prior to 1998-99 is not held centrally.
|Number of firefighters in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough and Fire and Rescue Authority|
|Wholetime||Retained Duty System|
|(1) Provisional data. Note: The figures provided are a snapshot at 31 March each year. Source: ODPM annual returns|
|Number of firefighter ill-health retirements in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Fire and Rescue Authority|
|Wholetime||Retained duty system|
|(1) Provisional data. Source: ODPM annual returns|
(a) The administrative running costs for each Government Office for the period since their creation are detailed in the following table. The table includes the current expenditure recorded for the financial year just completed, 2005-06.
(b) Programme budgets administered by the Government Offices are the responsibility of the Secretaries of State for the relevant sponsor Departments. Information is however contained in GO Annual Reports, as was referred to in the answer to PQ 3342 tabled by the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar in October 2004.
|Government Office Administrative Running Costs|
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