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Grant Shapps: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar (Mr. Pickles) of 30 January 2008, Official Report, column 442W, what is the name and address of the Managing, Certifying and Audit Authority that oversees the Interreg III-B/IV-B programmes. 
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CICC Commission Interministérielle de Coordination des Controles Fonds Structurels CICC : 5 place des Vins de France, F-75573 Paris CEDEX 12 (cf. 1.1). M. Jean-Pierre .JOCHUM, president Mme Armelle DAAM, chargée de mission Tel : 00 33 (0) 1 53 44 23 07 firstname.lastname@example.org
Paulo Gomes Teresa Lameiras Armindo Carvalho Comissão de Coordenação e Desenvolvimento Regional do Norte(CCDR-N) Rua Rainha D. Estefania, 251 4150-034 Porto Portugal Phone: +351 226 086 300 Fax:+351 226 061489 E-mail: coop- email@example.com@ccdr-n.pt Website: www.ccdr-n.pt
José Santos Soeiro Institute Financeiro para o Desenvolvimento Regional, I.P. Rua de S. Julião, 63 1149-030 Lisboa Portugal Phone: +351 218814091 Fax: +351 218881111 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.qca.pt
Grant Shapps: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will place in the Library the comprehensive performance assessment scores, and sub-scores, assigned to each local authority by the Audit Commission in each year since comprehensive performance assessment was introduced. 
Sarah Teather: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what training staff who undertake assessments for (a) Supporting People and (b) local authority housing allocation receive in autism spectrum disorders. 
Mr. Iain Wright: Information on autism spectrum disorders training provided for staff who undertake assessments for Supporting People and local authority housing allocation is not collected centrally. Training needs associated with the provision of Supporting People services is a matter for the local authority and the service providers.
Grant Shapps: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will place in the Library copies of the value for money scores assigned to each local authority by the Audit Commission in its most recent comprehensive performance assessments. 
John Healey: The Audit Commission's tailored frameworks for CPA cover single tier and county councils, district councils and fire and rescue authorities. The frameworks pull together a range of information in an objective and comparable way to reach an overall judgment on a council's or fire and rescue authority's performance, and have four common components:
use of resources assessments;
service assessments; and
direction of travel assessments.
Value for money is reported on as one of the themes under the use of resources assessment, and the VFM scores assigned to each local authority in the comprehensive performance assessments are all publicly available on the Audit Commission's website at
Mr. Pickles: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance her Department has given to local authorities on leasing or renting local authority facilities at below market rates. 
Robert Neill: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance she has given to local authorities on the (a) terms and (b) rates at which council property should be lent, rented or leased to (i) trades unions and (ii) other external organisations or individuals. 
Mr. Dhanda: The Department does not issue guidance to local authorities on the terms and rates at which council properties should be rented or leased to trade unions or other external organisations or individuals.
Mr. Paice: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what discussions she has had with HM Treasury on the funding formula used to fund local services in light of the increase in migrant workers in some rural communities following recent EU enlargements. 
John Healey: We have worked closely with local government, HM Treasury and other departments during CSR07 to identify all pressures over the next three years and the ways that they can be managed. We have been able to provide a fair and affordable settlement for local government in a tight spending round, providing an average real terms increase of 1 per cent. per year over the next three years.
When we calculated the distribution of formula grant between all authorities in England, we used the best data that were available on a consistent basis for all authorities and were available at the time.
In addition to formula grant, we have already announced a £50 million fund to address community cohesion. That money is there to help local authorities respond to their own particular challengesincluding issues relating to migration.
Grant Shapps: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will place in the Library copies of the monthly performance management framework reports produced by her Department's local management accounting team for the Deputy Prime Minister's Office in 2006-07. 
Mr. Dhanda: The Deputy Prime Minister's Office ("DPMO") was created as a separate Government department in May 2006 with a Resource DEL of £2.5 million. For administrative purposes Communities and Local Government ("CLG") maintained the DPMO's accounting records and produced monthly performance reports during 2006-07 as an integral part of the CLG monthly reports. No separate monthly reports were produced for the DPMO.
Mr. Paul Goodman: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many people her Departments Migration Directorate employs; what work it undertakes; and when it plans to publish the cross-Government action plan to ensure a co-ordinated approach to migration policy referred to in the Governments response to the Commission on Integration and Cohesion. 
Mr. Dhanda: The migration directorate in Communities and Local Government currently employs 10 members of staff and receives support from many other parts of the Department dealing with housing, cohesion and local government finance policy. It also works closely with CLGs analytical and economic advisers.
The directorates role is to co-ordinate the Departments work on migration issues and to draw together the work being undertaken across Whitehall on supporting communities in managing the local impacts of migration. The directorate will be developing an evidence base on the local impacts of migration, working closely with local government and other stakeholders, to increase our understanding of how migration affects different localities. CLG will be co-ordinating a cross-government action plan setting out practical steps central government can take to support local areas in managing the impacts of migration. Migration Directorate is working closely with the National Statistician, who is leading a cross-government programme to improve population
projections. The directorate also provides the secretariat, jointly with the Home Office, for the Migration Impacts Forum.
Mr. Jeremy Browne: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what meetings the Minister for the South West has held with other Government Ministers in her capacity as the Minister for the South West. 
Mr. Dhanda: The Regional Minister for the South West has engaged both formally and informally with other Government Ministers but information relating to internal discussion and advice is not disclosed in order to protect the frankness and candour of internal discussion and advice.
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Naheed Arshad-Mather MBE
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Mr. Iain Wright: In the Planning White Paper Planning for a Sustainable Future, we set out our intention to replace the current need and impact tests in Planning Policy Statement 6: Planning for Town Centres, with a new test which has a strong focus on our town centre first policy, and which promotes competition and improves consumer choice, avoiding the unintended effects of the current need test.
Mr. Jenkins: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many sunbed salons in (a) London, (b) Birmingham and (c) the west midlands have been investigated for alleged breaches of the bye-laws that regulate their operation. 
Mr. Jenkins: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what records her Department holds on the number of sunbed salons which are licensed by local authorities in (a) London, (b) Birmingham and (c) the West Midlands. 
Ann Coffey: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will make it a requirement of planning permission for supermarkets that supermarkets have to create provision for small market traders within the curtilage of their stores. 
Mr. Iain Wright: The Governments planning policy Planning Policy Statement 6: Planning for town centres (PPS6) recognises that street and covered markets (including farmers markets) can make a valuable contribution to local choice and diversity in shopping, to the vitality of town centres and to rural economies.
PPS6 asks local authorities to seek to retain and enhance their existing markets and, where appropriate, reintroduce or create new ones, taking account of their local needs and particular circumstances. They are also asked to ensure that existing markets remain attractive and competitive by investing in their improvement.
It is for local authorities to decide for themselves how they use their powers and the level of support they
give to street markets and market traders in their areas, having regard to local circumstances and their vision and strategy for their area.
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