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Paul Holmes: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment was made of the merits of appointing a representative of the UK's renewable energy industry to the Government Zero Carbon Homes Taskforce. 
Yvette Cooper: A representative of the renewables industry is now a full member of the 2016 Taskforce in addition to the UK Business Council for Sustainable Energy, the UK Green Building Council and the Minister of State for Energy.
Gregory Barker: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) if she will list the representatives of the onsite renewable energy sector who are full members of her Departments Zero Carbon Homes Taskforce; 
Stewart Baseley, Executive Chairman, Home Builders Federation.
John Callcutt, Chair, Callcutt Review of Housebuilding Delivery.
Paul King, Chief Executive, UK Green Building Council.
Michael Ankers, Chief Executive, Construction Products Association.
David Green, Chief Executive, UK Business Council for Sustainable Energy.
Martin Wheatley, Programme Director, Local Government Association.
Simon McWhirter, Senior Campaigns Officer, WWF.
Gideon Amos, Chief Executive, Town and Country Planning Association.
Imtiaz Farookhi, Chief Executive, National House Building Council.
Matthew Spencer, Chair of the Renewable Energy Advisory Board Subgroup on Microgen.
Alan Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what proportion of private sector houses built in each of the last three years met the energy efficiency standards required of public sector housing; and when she expects the same standards to be required in both sectors. 
Mr. Iain Wright: Prior to April 2007 we did not collect information on the energy efficiency standards of either public sector housing or private sector housing. However, since April 2007 when the Code for Sustainable Homes was introduced in England, all Government-funded homes and homes built on land owned by English Partnerships will be built to Code level 3, which is a 25 per cent. improvement on minimum energy efficiency standards set down in Part L of the Building Regulations. It is too early to say what proportion of private sector housing will be built to Code level 3.
All new homes, whether built by the private or public sector, are required to meet the minimum energy efficiency standards set down in Part L of the Building Regulations. Following extensive consultation with the home building industry, environmental groups and
other stakeholders, on 23 July 2007 the Government confirmed, in its Housing Green Paper, its intention to increase the energy efficiency standards of new homes above 2006 levels by 25 per cent. in 2010, 44 per cent. in 2013 and for all new homes to be zero carbon by 2016.
Grant Shapps: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much development is expected to take place on flood plains under the building plans laid out in the prevailing Regional Planning Guidance Notes. 
Bob Spink: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many of the 160,000 homes to be built under the Government target for the Thames Gateway Interim Plan will be in a flood risk area; and if she will make a statement. 
Yvette Cooper: The Thames Gateway has the capacity to provide up to 160,000 homes between 2001 and 2016. Growth will be largely concentrated on previously developed land in existing urban areas that are already protected by a very high standard of flood defences.
Mr. Stewart Jackson: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many individuals who are not UK citizens were housed by (a) Cross Keys Homes and (b) other registered social landlords in Peterborough, under the auspices of Regulations c, d and e of the 2006 EEA Regulations in each month since May 2004; and if she will make a statement. 
Lynne Featherstone: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what percentage of (a) housing association and (b) private sector housing in each London constituency was judged to be unfit in each of the last five years. 
Mr. Iain Wright: Information is collected for local authorities, rather than for constituencies. The percentages of (a) housing association dwellings and (b) private sector dwellings, within each London local authority, judged to be unfit in each of the last five years are provided in tables 1 and 2, respectively. The percentages are calculated from data reported by local authorities in their annual Housing Strategy Statistical Appendix returns.
|Table 1: Unfit dwellings within housing associations, as reported by local authorities|
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