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Mrs. Maria Miller: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many new houses were built in each of the five years, broken down by (a) Government Office Region and (b) local authority area; and how many were built on windfall development sites. 
Yvette Cooper: A table showing the number of new build dwelling completions in each Government Office Region and local authority in England, in each year from 2000-01 to 2005-06, has been placed in the Library of the House. These are as reported by local authorities and the National House Building Council, and therefore are not comparable with other measures which include conveyancing and demolition.
Martin Horwood: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 21 March 2007, Official Report, column 988W, on housing: disabled, whether there will be a national mutual exchange scheme which provides its services free of charge to replace those schemes run by Scout Solutions Ltd. which her Department has recently terminated. 
Yvette Cooper: The Government have replaced the mutual exchange scheme, which was facilitated by Scout Solutions Projects Ltd., with a number of alternative providers offering a free of charge service. These services can be accessed via the Governments website www.direct.gov.co.uk/socialhousing. This link also provides information on a wide range of housing related matters.
Mr. Iain Wright: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what total amount her Department allocated to Hartlepool Borough Council for disabled facilities grants in each of the last five years; and if she will increase in real terms the amount provided in each of the next three years. 
|Hartlepooldisabled facilities grant (DFG) allocation|
Andrew Rosindell: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much has been allocated to the Energy Performance Certificates scheme for (a) start-up costs and (b) 2007-08. 
Yvette Cooper: The Department has allocated some £1.96 million to start-up costs for the Energy Performance Certificates scheme. This money is required to put into place the necessary systems and calculation methodologies to support introduction of energy certificates and to develop guidance, qualifications and quality assurance frameworks for energy assessors. The allocations for 2007-08 are currently under consideration.
Mr. Austin Mitchell: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which local authorities (a) had a surplus on their housing revenue accounts and (b) received a subsidy for that account in each of the last 10 years; and how much that (i) surplus and (ii) subsidy was in each case. 
Yvette Cooper: Data for the years 1990-93 inclusive can be obtained only at disproportionate cost. Details of housing revenue account subsidy entitlements for individual authorities separated by main income and expenditure items for the years 1994-95 to 2004-05 inclusive are included in a table that has been deposited in the Library of the House.
Stephen Hammond: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many homes for sale on the open market have been built in (a) the London borough of Merton, (b) South West London and (c) London in each of the last five years. 
Yvette Cooper: Communities and Local Government do not collect data on homes for sale on the open market. However, we do collect data on the number of private dwellings that are built and these are presented in the following table.
|Number of private enterprise units completed|
|(1) Data for 2006 is provisional.|
Local Authority P2 housebuilding return and NHBC figures.
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