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To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many (a)
initial applications and (b) completed sales were made under the right to buy in each local authority in London in each quarter of 2005-06. 
Yvette Cooper: The numbers of right-to-buy applications submitted and sales completed in London in the first three quarters of 2005-06 can be found in the following table. Data shown are as reported by local authorities. Where a local authority has failed to respond the table has been left blank. Information concerning the last quarter of 2005-06 is not yet available.
|Right-to-buy sales and applications. London: April-December 2005|
|April-June 2005||July-September 2005||October-December 2005|
|n/a = not available|
(1) Bromley and Richmond upon Thames transferred their stock to registered social landlords and may have retained a small residual number unlikely to be sold through the right-to-buy scheme.
P1A/B quarterly return from local authorities to the Department for Communities and Local Government
Mr. Pickles: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether planning permission is required for (a) traffic cameras and (b) speed cameras; and whether each category of camera has permitted development rights. 
Yvette Cooper: The installation of traffic and speed cameras is not development as defined in the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, so neither planning permission nor permitted development rights are required.
Yvette Cooper: Information on the number of people participating in Shared Equity schemes is not held centrally. However, 16,405 shared ownership and HomeBuy equity loan sales, funded through the Housing Corporation's Affordable Housing Programme, were completed between April 2005 and May 2006.
Yvette Cooper: The Government award Regional Housing Pot funding to each region in England and ask Regional Housing Boards to recommend how the funding should be allocated in accordance with the Regional Housing Strategy. In the West Midlands, 2006-08 Regional Housing Pot funding has been allocated to fund provision of an additional 1,690 homes for shared ownership.
Existing social homes are also available for shared ownership through the Social HomeBuy scheme. The shared equity task force is looking at further ways to expand home ownership. People living in the Dudley area interested in shared ownership can contact the new one-stop-shop provided by Mercian Housing Association on 0845 607 6726 or find details at: www.homebuyagents.org.uk.
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