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|Table 2: Landlord( 1) possession orders( 2, 3, 4 ) in the county courts( 5) of Essex since 2003|
|(1) Landlord possession data include all types of landlords.|
(2) The court, following a judicial hearing, may grant an order for possession immediately. This entitles the claimant to apply for a warrant to have the defendant evicted. However, even where a warrant for possession is issued, the parties can still negotiate a compromise to prevent eviction.
(3) Includes suspended orders and orders made.
(4) Landlord possession orders made through standard and accelerated procedures.
(5) Does not include the small number of possession actions entered in the High Court.
(6) The rollout of the Possession Claim On-Line (PCOL) system in late 2006 has affected the availability of court and county level data on possession orders. It is only possible to provide court level figures for those courts with direct on-site PCOL access for 2007. Upward adjustments have been made for the missing data at HMCS regional level, hence the figures for the South East are provided.
Ministry of Justice
Grant Shapps: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment she has made of the effect of economic conditions and the state of the credit market on trends in the rate of letting retail properties in urban redevelopment projects; and if she will make a statement. 
Mr. Iain Wright: We are closely monitoring the property market to assess the impact of the global credit problems. While there is some concern about the potential impact of the credit crunch on future urban redevelopment, rates of lettings will depend on local market conditions and the ability of the redevelopment scheme to compete with other locations. We will continue to look at what action needs to be taken.
Mr. Hepburn: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many social rented homes have been built in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) England in each year since 1997. 
The following table shows the number of social rented new build homes in South Tyneside local authority, the North East and England in each year since 1997-98. The figures exclude social rented acquisitions.
|New build social rent homes in South Tyneside, North East and England|
|South Tyneside||North East||England|
Local authority returns to Communities and Local Government.
Statistics on affordable housing supply (new build and acquisitions) for England were published in the Communities and Local Government Statistics Release of 12 June and accompanying live tables. The web links are show as follows:
Link to Affordable Housing Statistics Release is available at:
Link to Affordable Housing Live Tables are available at:
|Outstanding amount at 31 March||Change in borrowing|
Quarterly Borrowing returns and Public Works Loan Board.
Mr. Kidney: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance she gives to local authorities on the assessment of the viability of new energy from waste developments with particular reference to (a) the effect on recycling targets and (b) environmental standards of those developments. 
Waste Strategy 2007 sets out our policy on energy from waste, and provides guidance on the various energy from waste technologies, their different feedstocks, carbon emissions, and outputs. These are described in the summary guidance on energy from waste technology (Annex E of Waste Strategy 2007).
any heat generated by the incineration or the co-incineration process shall be recovered as far as practicable.
However, technology choice is ultimately a matter for local authorities, and not DEFRA. Any plans for new energy from waste facilities must emerge out of local waste strategies, so that all options for reuse, recycling and composting can be explored first. We expect greenhouse gas emissions to be a key consideration of those developing waste to energy plants.
Experience from many other European countries has shown that a vigorous energy from waste policy is compatible with high recycling rates (e.g. Netherlands 65 per cent./33 per cent.; Sweden 42 per cent./45 per cent.; Denmark 41 per cent./55 per cent.).
All municipal waste incinerators are tightly regulated under the Waste Incineration Directive (WID) to protect public health and the environment. Emission standards for incinerators are tighter than for conventional power stations.
With regard to energy from waste projects undertaken as part of DEFRAs Waste Private Finance Initiative (PFI) funding scheme, the current Waste PFI criteria were issued in May 2006. Projects must meet these criteria in order to be considered for PFI credits. The criteria aim to ensure that PFI credits are allotted to projects that are value for money and enable the investment in residual waste infrastructure necessary if the demanding targets in the Landfill Directive and Waste Strategy for England 2007 are to be met.
2. PFI credits are awarded to authorities primarily to deliver increased diversion of biodegradable municipal waste from landfill. Proposals should demonstrate how the schemes:
contribute to or complement longer-term national targets for recycling and composting as well as diversion of biodegradable and other municipal waste from landfill, indicating the amount of biodegradable and other municipal waste expected to be diverted from landfill over the whole life of the project;
support or complement the authorities' plans for recycling set out in their Municipal Waste Management Strategies.
5. The use of residual waste treatment options involving recovery, including energy from waste solutions, will have an integral role in treating the waste we cannot design out, re-use or recycle. Such options should be considered while also demonstrating that there is no future barrier to meeting reduction, reuse and recycling targets.
6. Proposals should demonstrate that other relevant authorities, the public, and interested parties have been consulted and that there is a broad consensus supporting a recognised long term waste management strategy which is reflected in the proposed solution.
10. Preferential consideration will be given to capital projects which focus on residual treatment plant only, including, but not limited to, Energy from Waste, Mechanical Biological Treatments and Anaerobic Digestion.
Tim Loughton: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families if he will conduct an investigation into the potential effects of ultrasonic dispersal devices on young people with autism. 
Mr. Roger Williams: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many students had claimed education maintenance allowance for more than two years in each year since 2004-05. 
Jim Knight: This is a matter for the Learning and Skills Council (LSC) who have operational responsibility for the EMA for the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) and hold information about payments made under the scheme. Mark Haysom, the LSCs Chief Executive, will write to the hon. Member for Brecon and Radnorshire with the information requested and a copy of his reply will be placed in the House Library.
I am writing in response to your Parliamentary Question that asked; How many students have claimed Education Maintenance Allowance for more than two years in each year since 2004-05.
In 2006/07 there were 44,167 learners who have previously received EMA payments in two previous academic years.
In 2007/08, to date, there have been 52,895 learners who had previously received EMA payments in two previous academic years.
I hope this information is useful and addresses your question.
Sarah Teather: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many people in receipt of the education maintenance allowance subsequently did not complete the course of education for which the allowance was provided in each year since its inception; 
Jim Knight: The LSC operate the education maintenance allowance (EMA) scheme for the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) and hold the information about take-up and payments made under the scheme. Mark Haysom, the LSCs Chief Executive, will write to the hon. Member with the information requested and a copy of his reply will be placed in the House Library.
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