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Mr. Austin Mitchell: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when each local authority with arms-length management organisations (ALMOs) expects to meet the decent homes standard; and when each expected to meet the standard when the ALMO was established. 
Mr. Iain Wright: The following table sets out when each ALMO met the standard or now expects to meet the standard. Since being established a number of ALMOs have not made the progress that they expected and consequently will not now meet the decent homes standard by 2010. For those organisations yet to pass inspectiona pre-determined milestone to be achieved before investment can be spenta date cannot be confirmed until inspection has been passed. We are now negotiating individual time scales to allow those ALMOs to deliver decent homes beyond 2010 where they are starting late on the programme, or where additional time is needed to deliver investment programmes that ensure value for money, deliver mixed communities and the right balance of refurbishment and new build.
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Alistair Burt: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much financial compensation has been given to local authorities affected by flooding in July 2007 which has not come from the Bellwin scheme. 
John Healey: To date the Government have made available a significant package of up to £57 million to support areas affected by the flooding of June and July 2007. None of this has to date come from the Bellwin scheme. This includes the following assistance provided to local authorities and other public bodies:
Up to £20 million in Flood Recovery Grant for local authorities affected by the floods to support their work in helping those in greatest and most immediate need. £7,390,000 was paid out to local authorities affected by the July floods. Full details of the grant paid out to local authorities is available on the Communities and Local Government website:
£14 million for schools and childrens services affected by the floods, of which over £4 million has been paid out to those affected by the July floods. Full details of the grant allocation are given in the following tables.
£10 million for repairs to the local highway with more to come for affected local authorities as claims are submitted.
£1 million which can be drawn on as contingency reserve for use by Jobcentre Plus to support additional demand for Social Fund Community Care Grants.
As of 9 November, the Department for Work and Pensions had paid Community Care Grants totalling £707,000 to people on qualifying benefits to meet the cost of replacing essential household items
£1 million to support rural tourism in England through promoting rural destinations and visitor attractions and a targeted marketing campaign.
In addition, over £11 million has been made available by Regional Development Agencies for businesses affected
in their regions. Regional Development Agencies continue to assess the needs of business in the affected regions and have adapted or expanded their support to meet such demand. Further information is available on the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR) website:
Bellwin schemes have been activated nationwide, for all authorities affected by June and July floods, and are amongst the most generous ever. 50 local authorities have registered for assistance for the June scheme and 52 have registered for the July scheme. 20 local authorities have registered for both schemes. Authorities have six months to spend under this scheme and none have yet submitted their claim to Government.
|Funding allocat ed to local authorities by the D epartment for C hildren, Schools and F amilies following the June and July 2007 floods (as of 19 November 2007)|
|Local authority||Allocation for June floods||Allocation for July floods||Total allocation|
As well as these allocations to local authorities, DCSF has paid for surveyors used by some local authorities, and will be meeting some other local authority costs from the contingency fund remaining from the overall allocation of £14 million
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