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Mr. Dhanda: The number of deliberate vehicle fires, in England, attended by fire and rescue services, in each year since 1997 is displayed in the following table. Figures for 2006 are provisional and may be subject to change.
|Deliberate fires( 1) in road vehicles, England, 1997-2006( 2)|
|(1) Excluding incidents not recorded during periods of industrial action in 2002 and 2003|
Mr. Dhanda: Information on the number of fires, in schools, attended by fire and rescue services, in England, in each month from 2002 to 2006 is available in the following table. Data for 2006 are provisional and subject to change.
|Fires( 1) in schools by month of call, England, 2002 to 2006( 2)|
|Month of call||2002||2003||2004||2005||( 2) 2006|
|(1 )Excluding incidents not recorded during periods of industrial action in 2002 and 2003.|
Mr. Dhanda: On 30 September 2007 this Department employed the equivalent of 690 full-time staff in the Government office network, of which 22 worked in the Regional Co-ordination Unit, which is the corporate centre for the Government office network.
Bob Spink: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much previously developed land which could be used for new development lies within the (a) Thames Gateway and (b) Thames Gateway Interim Plan area. 
Caroline Flint: There is no distinction between the area defined as the Thames Gateway and the area covered by the Thames Gateway Interim Plan. The Thames Gateway Interim Plan notes that some 3,800 hectares of brownfield sites were available in November 2006.
Mr. Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many complaints were (a) received, (b) investigated and (c) upheld by the Local Government Ombudsman for England in each year since 1990, broken down by local authority in relation to which the complaint was filed. 
Mr. Dhanda: Information for years 1990-96 has been placed in the Library of the House. For information 1997 to 2007 I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave to the hon. Member for Fareham (Mr. Hoban) on 6 March, Official Report, column 2780W.
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 4 February 2008, Official Report, column 850W, on the Minister for the West Midlands, what the date of each listed visit was. 
|Organisation visited||Date of visit (2007)|
|Organisation visited||Date of visit (2008)|
Bob Spink: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will commission research on the effect of the availability of pilots on shipping movements in the Thames estuary; and if she will make a statement. 
Dan Rogerson: 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 10 December 2007, Official Report, column 149W, on planning: retail trade, when she plans to publish a consultation document on proposals to revise Planning Policy Statement 6. 
Mr. Iain Wright
[holding answer 31 March 2008]: We intend to take forward our Planning White Paper commitment, to replace the need and impact tests 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. We will consult on revisions to Planning Policy Statement 6 shortly.
John Healey: The last 10 years have seen significant progress in ensuring that no one should be seriously disadvantaged by where they live. In 2001 we set out a radical vision of transformation in our New Commitment to Neighbourhood Renewal. In the north-east we have promoted regeneration through: Neighbourhood Renewal Funding (NRF); New Deal for Communities (NDC); Neighbourhood Management Pathfinders; and Housing Market Renewal Pathfinders. 17 areas in the region have benefited from these programmes. From this April 14 local authority areas in the region will also benefit from the new Working Neighbourhoods Fund.
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