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Other priorities set through consultation with flood-affected householders and communities.
Gloucestershire county council was allocated £1,007,900 from the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF). None of the other local authorities within Gloucestershire provide education or children's services and thus were not eligible for this funding.
The Department for Transport has £3 million available to support longer term infrastructure costs in flood affected areas. There are on-going discussions with Gloucestershire county council about this resource.
The regional development agency with responsibility for Cheltenham and Gloucestershire has a £2 million flooding recovery package for the region and eligible businesses are able to claim up to a maximum of £2,500.
Department for Work and Pensions is helping people on income related benefits or the lowest of incomes affected by the flooding with essential costs through Community Care Grants and repayable interest-free Crisis Loans.
Mr. Paice: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many people are (a) still living and (b) have lived in emergency accommodation as a result of the summer 2007 floods, broken down by (i) county and (ii) type of accommodation. 
Information in respect of the housing situation is provided on a weekly basis on situation update forms by the Government offices for the regions based on information supplied to them by local authorities and other organisations.
The situation update forms do not include a detailed breakdown of all households who were or are living in temporary accommodation or the type of accommodation and may not include information where displaced households have made private arrangements.
Mr. Dhanda: The draft South West Regional Spatial Strategy, which recently completed its examination in public, states a range for 2006-26 of (a) between 680 and 780 dwellings per annum for Bournemouth (b) between 1,925 and 2,780 dwellings per annum for Dorset and (c) between 22,895 and 23,060 dwellings per annum for the South West.
Mr. Iain Wright: The take-up rate of mortgage payment protection insurance (MPPI) for new mortgages is given in the following table. These figures are published by the Council of Mortgage Lenders in table PP12 on their website at:
|Percentage of new mortgages with MPPI sold or provided for free, UK|
|Percentage of all new mortgages with MPPI|
CML Research, Association of British Insurers
Mr. Bone: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many planning decisions were appealed against in each year since 1996; and how many such appeals were successful. 
Mr. Dhanda: Data held by the Planning Inspectorate are not reliable prior to April 2000. The following table shows the number of planning appeals (a) received (b) decided and (c) allowed (successful) in each calendar year from 2000 to 2007where data for January to June has been supplied.
|(a) Number of appeals received||(b) Number of appeals decided||(c) Number of appeals allowed|
Mr. Marshall: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans she has to seek an increase in the baggage liability limitations applicable to airline passengers; and if she will make a statement. 
Jim Fitzpatrick: None. It is mishandling of baggage that attracts complaints rather than the amount of compensation payable in redress. Baggage liabilities are governed by the 1999 Montreal Convention which came into force for the UK in June 2004. Revisiting the Convention would require international support. As this is a recent international instrument and remains to be ratified in many countries this is unlikely to be realistic in the short term.
Susan Kramer: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport by how much the (a) total and (b) average per person use of (i) bus and (ii) light rail in (A) England and (B) each region changed between (1) 2000, (2) 1995, (3) 1990, (4) 1980 and (5) 1970 and the latest year for which figures are available. 
Ms Rosie Winterton: The following tables show patronage figures, by region, for bus and light rail, for each of the financial years 1990-91, 1995-96, 2000-01 and 2005-06. Data disaggregated by region or country of Great Britain are not available for years prior to 1985-86.
|Total bus patronage|
|M illions of boardings|
|Total Light Rail patronage|
|M illions of boardings|
|Bus boardings per person per year|
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