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Andrew Stunell: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what plans she has to review the marriage value on properties where the lease has less than 80 years to run; and if she will make a statement. 
Yvette Cooper: The Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002 amended the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 so that marriage value would be disregarded where the unexpired term of the existing lease exceeds 80 years. For existing leases where the unexpired term is 80 years or less, marriage value is split 50/50 between the leaseholder and the landlord. We have no current plans to review the way marriage value is treated.
To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many
affordable homes were built in each London borough as a result of section 106 agreements in each of the last five years. 
Yvette Cooper: The numbers of affordable homes provided in each London borough as a result of a section 106 agreement in each of the last five years are tabled as follows. Figures include both new build and acquisitions.
|Affordable homes provided through section 106 agreements: London|
|(1) Data are missing.|
1. Local authority areas do not always sum to their regional totals due to imputed figures which are only included at the regional level.
2. Figures include both new build and acquisitions.
3. Affordable homes include social rent, low cost homeownership and other sub market rental products.
4. Figures include homes funded solely or partially through section 106 agreements.
Local authority statistical returns.
Michael Gove: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will take steps to classify low-cost housing developed by the private sector for non-social tenants as affordable housing for planning policy purposes. 
Yvette Cooper: Affordable housing is defined in "Planning Policy Statement 3: Housing" published in November last year. The Government adopted this new definition, which includes social rented and intermediate housing, because we wished to ensure that developer contributions were used to help provide genuinely affordable housing for households in need over the longer term. The definition can include homes provided by private sector bodies.
Mr. Pickles: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment her Department has made of the effect of the availability of affordable or social rented housing on political extremism. 
Mr. Gummer: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what discussions she has had with colleagues in the Department (a) of Trade and Industry and (b) for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on the inclusion of smart-enabled meters in new build houses. 
Yvette Cooper: The Department for Communities and Local Government has had a number of exchanges with colleagues in the Departments (a) of Trade and Industry and (b) for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in relation to the Energy White Paper and the energy performance in buildings directive. The Government will set out their views on metering in the forthcoming Energy White Paper.
Michael Gove: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the average house price was in each Government office region in England in the most recent period for which figures are available. 
Yvette Cooper: Data for monthly mix-adjusted house prices by Government office region are published as Live Table 592 on the Communities and Local Government website at http://www.communities.gov.uk/pub/165/Table592_id1156165.xls. The most recent data for January 2007 were published on 12 March 2007.
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