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Mr. Hunt: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department spent on (a) commissioning and (b) funding the production of television programmes (i) in each of the last three years and (ii) in 2008-09 to date; what programmes these were; and which companies made them. 
Derek Twigg: The MOD does not generally fund the commissioning or production of any television programmes. Documentaries are funded by the television companies that pay for additional use of MOD assets.
The Ministry of Defence has, however, partially funded one television series in the period stated. This series was entitled EverestMan to Man and was jointly funded by the Army and the Bravo television channel. The Army invested £230,000 in the Bravo production, which was a six part documentary showing the variety and challenges of life in the service and the quality and training of personnel.
Mr. Peter Ainsworth: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how much timber and how many timber products were procured by his Department in each of the last five years; and at what cost; 
(2) how much timber and how many timber products were procured by his Department originating from independently verified legal and sustainable sources or from a licensed FLEGT partner in each of the last five years; and at what cost. 
MOD policy requires that all timber or wood-containing products, excluding paper, paper products and card, must be procured from legal sources. In addition, every effort is to be made to acquire these items from a sustainable source. Where practicable, the use of reclaimed, re-used or recycled timber or timber products should be considered.
Mr. Iain Wright: Our publication on the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) published on 24 January set out, at paragraph 78, that the Government do not intend that CIL liability will arise in relation to householder development by homeowners.
Lynne Featherstone: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the level of homelessness was in each region in each of the last 10 years, broken down by (a) ethnicity and (b) disability. 
Information collected includes the number of households accepted by local housing authorities as eligible for assistance, unintentionally homeless and in priority need, and therefore owed a main homelessness duty (to secure that suitable accommodation is available). If a settled home is not immediately available, the authority must secure temporary accommodation until a settled home becomes available.
National and regional data on acceptances and temporary accommodation are published in our quarterly statistical release on Statutory Homelessness. This is published on our website and placed in the Library each quarter. The latest release was published on 12 June 2008, and provides national and regional acceptance figures in table 3, and temporary accommodation figures in table 7, both dating back to 1997:
Information collected on acceptances includes details on (a) the ethnicity of the applicant, and (b) acceptances found to be in priority need through vulnerable due to the applicant or member of the household having a physical disability or mental illness/disability. Though the information is collected on a quarterly basis, extracting 10 years worth of data would exceed disproportionate cost thresholds. We have provided three years worth of data in the answer: for 1998-99 (10 years ago), 2003-04 (when total acceptances peaked), and 2007-08 (the most recent year for which data are available).
|Table 1: Households accepted as owed a main homelessness duty, by ethnicity|
|White||Black||Asian||Other ethnicity||Not stated||Total acceptances|
|White||Black||Asian||Other ethnic origin||Not known||Total acceptances|
|White||Black||Asian||Mixed ethnicity||Other ethnicity||Not stated||Total acceptances|
Some totals may differ slightly from those in the Statistical Release, due to rounding
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