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Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will list the conferences hosted by her Department in each of the last two years; and what the cost was of each conference. 
Pete Wishart: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the cost was of (a) internet and website design and hosting, (b) print media design and (c) broadcast media of each of her Departments public information campaigns since 1997. 
Mr. Dhanda: The Department for Communities and Local Government was formed in May 2006. Available costs for our public information campaigns are set out in Chapter 10 of the Departments Annual Reports for 2006-07 and 2007-08.
Mr. Garnier: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much money the East Midlands Development Agency has received from her Department and its predecessors in each of the financial years for which figures are available. 
John Healey: The Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform is the departmental sponsor of the Regional Development Agencies and allocates the Regional Development Agency single budget via a funding formula.
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Lembit Öpik: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether her Department plans to review current planning applications and assess flood risk and flood defences in respect of any house building, as laid out in Planning Policy Statement No. 25; and if she will make a statement. 
Mr. Iain Wright: It is not proposed to review current planning applications for housing development in flood risk areas. Local planning authorities have responsibility for deciding these in accordance with the local development plan, unless material considerations indicate otherwise. In arriving at their decisions, account must be taken of all relevant Government policy, including Planning Policy Statement 25 Development and Flood Risk, and all representations made, including any from the Environment Agency.
Sir Michael Pitt's recent report The Pitt Review: Learning lessons from the 2007 floods (June 2008) included a review of the effectiveness and implementation of the Government's Planning Policy Statement 25. In his interim report Learning lessons from the 2007 floods: Interim Report (December 2007) he concluded
the policy in PPS25 is sound but needs to be rigorously applied by planning authorities.
the operation and effectiveness of PPS25 and the Environment Agency's powers to challenge development should be kept under review and strengthened if and when necessary.
We are working closely with stakeholders to get PPS25 policy delivered on the ground. We also plan to examine whether there are any barriers to delivery which may be hindering local authorities from implementing PPS25.
Mr. Hoyle: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what representations she has received from local authorities in Lancashire seeking to establish an elected mayoral system. 
Julia Goldsworthy: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many full-time equivalent members of staff work for regional Ministers in their capacity as such Ministers; and what the pay scale is of each member of staff. 
Anne Milton: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what arrangements she plans to make to respond to questions from hon. Members during consultation on her proposed amendments to the draft South East Plan following the adjournment of the House on 22 July; and if she will make a statement. 
Mr. Dhanda: The Secretary of State will make an announcement on publication of the proposed changes to the draft Regional Spatial Strategy for the South East. This will include the arrangements and procedures for the 12 week consultation period which will be managed by the Government Office for the South East. During the parliamentary summer recess, Members questions will be answered in the normal way.
Bob Spink: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the Thames Gateway project budget for (a) hospitality and (b) communications was in each of the last five years. 
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Mr. Ellwood: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the number of (a) burglaries, (b) muggings, (c) assaults and (d) thefts which took place in England and Wales in the week commencing (i) 24 March and (ii) 31 March 2008. 
Mr. Coaker: No estimates have been made. The Home Office collects recorded crime statistics on a monthly basis only. The latest data covering the financial year 2007-08 will be published on 17 July 2008.
Norman Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many fixed penalty notices in respect of alleged parking infringements were issued by police forces in each year since 1993 to date. 
Mr. Coaker [holding answer 30 June 2008]: Available information held by the Ministry of Justice, from 1993 to 2006 (which are the latest available) is provided in the following tables. These data relate to obstruction, waiting and parking offences. They do not record parking contraventions in areas when parking has been decriminalised and the police no longer offer fixed penalties. 2007 data should be available next year.
|Table A: Fixed penalty notices issued( 1) by the police for obstruction, waiting and parking offences( 2, 3) , England and Wales, 1993 to 2001|
|Number of tickets|
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