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Mr. Philip Hammond: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much her Department and its agencies spent on end-of-year bonus payments in each of the last five years. 
Mr. Pickles: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much was paid in bonuses by her Department to staff in the last year for which figures are available, broken down by directorate. 
Mr. Philip Hammond: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether the standard terms and conditions of purchase used by her Department in procurement of goods and services from the private sector prohibits the assignment of debt. 
Mr. Dhanda: There is no express provision in the Departments standard contract terms prohibiting the assignment of debt. There is a provision which says that the contractor shall not assign, sub-contract or in any other way dispose of the contract or any part of it without the Departments prior approval.
On the basis that a prohibition on assignment of debt is a prohibition on a supplier from assigning money owed to it under a contract, we take this provision to mean that a contractor may not assign its debts, without approval from the contracting authority.
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These data do not include figures from the regional Government offices
Mr. Pickles: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many empty dwelling management orders have been approved by residential property tribunals since their introduction; and to which local authority areas they relate. 
John Healey: I refer the hon. Member to the answer given to him by my hon. Friend the Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Mr. Wright) on 16 October 2007, Official Report, column 1038W. No further orders have been approved since that date.
Mr. Pickles: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government for what reasons English Partnerships has reversed its decision to transfer the former Cashes Green hospital site to the Gloucester Land for People Community Land Trust pilot. 
Mr. Iain Wright: English Partnerships has not reversed its decision on Cashes Green because a decision has not yet been made. English Partnerships' Board considered that the proposal from the Gloucester Land for People Community Land Trust failed to offer the best use of public sector monies as it did not conform to the criteria English Partnerships is required to apply when disposing of assets. We have asked English Partnerships to identify, in collaboration with Gloucester Land for People Community Land Trust and other stakeholders, alternative options for taking forward this Community Land Trust.
Mr. Dismore: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate she has received from fire authorities of the convergence costs associated with FiReControl, broken down by (a) authority and (b) region. 
Mr. Dhanda: Detailed planning for the FiReControl transition is not yet complete. It is therefore not yet possible for Fire and Rescue Authorities to produce meaningful estimates of convergence costs.
Tom Brake: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many (a) fire stations and (b) appliances there were in each London borough for each of the last 10 years; and if she will make a statement. 
Mr. Boris Johnson: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what proportion of first-time buyers in (a) London, (b) the South East and (c) England took out a mortgage on a home to the value of (i) 100 per cent., (ii) 90 per cent., and (iii) 80 per cent. of the value of the property in (A) 1997, (B) 2000, (C) 2003 and (D) 2006. 
Mr. Iain Wright: The proportion of first-time buyers in London, South East and England that took out mortgages on a home to the value of 100 per cent., 90 per cent. and 80 per cent. of the value of their property in 1997, 2000, 2003 and 2006 is shown in the following table.
|Proportion of first-time buyers that took out mortgages to the value of 100, 90 or 80 per cent. of the value of the property|
|100 per cent.||90 per cent.||80 per cent.|
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| Source: Regulated Mortgage Survey|
Mrs. Ellman: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much her Department spent on meeting the burial costs of (a) Christian, (b) Jewish and (c) Muslim paupers in the latest period for which figures are available. 
Mr. Pickles: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the latest comprehensive performance assessment rating and direction of travel of Hammersmith and Fulham Council is; and what period it covers. 
John Healey: The London borough of Hammersmith and Fulham was rated overall as '4 Star and improving well' in its last CPA assessment for 2005-06 published by the Audit Commission in March 2007. This was an improvement on the 2004-05 assessment of '3 Star and improving well' published in January 2006.
Norman Lamb: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many officials in (a) her Department and (b) each of its agencies have private health insurance provided as part of their employment package. 
Mr. Pickles: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment her Department has made of the range of the additional build costs of a zero carbon home, over and above those arising from compliance with Part L of the 2006 building regulations. 
Jim Cousins: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many property demolitions funded by the Bridging Newcastle Gateshead Pathfinder there were in each electoral ward up to 31 October; and how many such properties were previously owner-occupied. 
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