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As there is no UK-wide Index of Deprivation, it is not possible to identify the 10 most deprived LSOAs in the UK. Each of the four nations produces their own Indices of Deprivation, which are all slightly different thus making it impossible to directly compare them.
Meg Munn: Communities and Local Government provides funding to local authorities and registered social landlords for the development and refurbishment of sites through the Gypsy and Traveller Site Grant. However, the bidding guidance for 2006-08 encourages the submission of schemes that offer innovative solutions to providing accommodation for Gypsies and Travellers, for example using public investment to pump-prime private provision, where that investment is protected or recycled. The guidance is available on the CLG website at:
Alistair Burt: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether she plans to extend the time limits for councils to apply for unitary status under the provisions of the Government's Invitation to Councils in England; and if she will make a statement. 
Alistair Burt: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which councils have submitted bids for unitary status under the Government's Invitation to Councils in England. 
Mr. Pickles: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which Minister gave approval in October 2005 to continue development of the Valuation Office Agency's Automated Valuation Model. 
Mr. Woolas: In October 2005 I gave approval for the continued development of the Valuation Office Agency's Automated Valuation Model (AVM) in order to secure the investment already made in the technology. This will allow the AVM to be used as a support for the Agency's day-to-day work, including maintenance of council tax valuation lists.
Mr. Woolas: Each of the Valuation Office Agency's Groups maintains a market information unit which is responsible for the collection of rental, receipts and/or cost information from occupiers or owners of non-domestic properties to assist in preparing valuations for the compilation of new rating lists or maintenance of existing ones.
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will list the applications for land-based wind turbines which have been (a) rejected and (b) approved by her Department since 1997, broken down by constituency. 
Meg Munn: The information requested has been incorporated into a table, a copy of which has been placed in the Library of the House. Reliable data are only available from April 2000. Information on the location of proposals by Westminster parliamentary constituency is not collected centrally but has been estimated using postcodes and grid references where available. A map showing the locations of relevant decisions has also been provided.