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Dr. Cable: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what representations she has received in the last six months on radiation produced by mobile telephone masts; and if she will make a statement. 
Meg Munn: I have received several letters from Members of Parliament and others about telecommunications and planning policy, some of which refer to the radiation produced by mobile telephone masts. In addition, officials have dealt with correspondence, e-mails and telephone queries on this issue.
Mrs. Lait: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will make information about non-traditional construction held by the Building Research Establishment publicly available. 
Dr. Gibson: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what her response is to the conclusion contained in the Stakeholder Advisory Group on Extremely Low Frequency Electronic and Magnetic Fields report that a ban on building new homes and schools near power lines is the best available option for obtaining a significant reduction in exposure to power frequency electric and magnetic fields to protect public health; and if she will make a statement. 
Mr. Dai Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps she is taking to ensure there are sufficient numbers of skilled builders to facilitate the meeting of her zero carbon target for all new homes by 2016. 
Yvette Cooper: We are in discussion with the Home Builders Federation and other industry representatives to put in place measures to ensure that those in the housebuilding industry have the necessary skills to deliver zero carbon new homes by 2016.
Mrs. Lait: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what her Departments responsibilities are with respect to London, broken down by policy area; what responsibilities she holds jointly with the Mayor of London; and if she will make a statement. 
Yvette Cooper: The Department for Communities and Local Government is responsible for national policy related to local and regional government, housing, planning, fire and resilience, neighbourhood renewal, community cohesion and equalities in England, including London.
The Mayor of Londons statutory responsibilities are set out in the Greater London Authority Act 1999, and will be enhanced through the Greater London Authority Bill currently proceeding through Parliament. These responsibilities cover strategic planning, fire services andwith the completion of the Billhousing in London.
The Mayor also has a general power to promote economic and social development and improve the environment in London.
The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and the Mayor of London have distinct statutory responsibilities in relation to strategic planning, housing and fire services, and none of the Secretary of States statutory responsibilities are held jointly with the Mayor.
Mrs. May: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many meetings (a) Ministers and (b) officials from her Department and its predecessor held with Sovereign Strategy in each year between 1997 and 2006. 
Angela E. Smith: I refer the hon. Member to the answer given on 11 July 2006, Official Report, column 1759W. Ministers have held no meetings with Sovereign Strategy since my earlier answer. It would entail disproportionate cost to provide the information requested for predecessor Departments for the whole period since 1997.
Mr. Slaughter: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 19 March 2007, Official Report, column 657W, on homelessness: hostels, when her Department expects to publish its review of hostels for rough sleepers in London. 
Mr. Burns: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many people living (a) in the Chelmsford Local Authority area and (b) outside the Chelmsford Local Authority area are on the Chelmsford housing waiting list; and what the figures were in 1997. 
Yvette Cooper [holding answer 23 April 2007]: Local authorities in England report the numbers of households (not people) on their housing waiting list as at 1 April in their annual Housing Strategy Statistical Appendix returns. However, the information is not broken down by whether the household is living within or outside the local authority district.
The number of households on Chelmsford borough councils housing waiting list, as at 1 April each year, is published on the Communities and Local Government website in Table 600. The link for this table is as follows and a copy has been placed in the Library of the House:
Not everyone on the waiting list is necessarily in urgent housing need. The waiting list includes those who consider social housing as their preferred or one of a number of housing options, and those who decide to
get on to the waiting list ladder before they need or want to move houseparticularly where the priority system is heavily based on waiting time.
Sarah Teather: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many children were registered as living in (a) temporary accommodation, (b) non-decent accommodation and (c) overcrowded accommodation in each London borough in each year since 1997. 
|Number of children in temporary accommodation( 1) on 31 December 2004-06: by London local authority|
|(1) Households in temporary accommodation (excluding applicants recorded as homeless at home) on the last day of the quarter, as arranged by a local housing authority as a discharge of their statutory homelessness functions.|
(2) Local authority did not report.
P1E quarterly returns
Mr. Martyn Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many whole-time equivalent staff were employed (a) as climate change officers and (b) in other posts with responsibility for climate change by English local authorities in each of the last five years. 
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