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Chris Huhne: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many fires in England were due to (a) electrical faults and (b) faulty electric cables in each of the last five years. 
Mr. Khan: The information requested is set out in the respective following tables. The latest statistics available are for 2007:
|Cause of fires in buildings by source of ignition, England, 2003-07( 1)|
Mr. Drew: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many responses she received to her Department's recent consultation on community land trusts; who the respondents were; and when she plans to bring forward proposals on (a) regulation and (b) funding of community land trusts. 
Mr. Iain Wright: The consultation closed on 31 December 2008. The Government received 63 responses from a variety of stakeholders. We are currently analysing the responses and will be publishing a summary in the near future.
Mr. Paul Goodman: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what funding the Improvement and Development Agency will receive from her Department in (a) 2008-09 and (b) each of the following two years. 
John Healey: The funding the Department will provide to the Improvement and the Development Agency under the revenue support grant is as follows:
As proposed in the provisional local government finance settlement 2009-10.
Mr. Pickles: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate her Department has made of numbers of data losses by local authorities in the last 12 months. 
Mr. Khan: This is a matter for individual local authorities who, like all public sector organisations are required to comply with data protection legislation.
The Local Government Association (LGA) have recently published Data Handling Guidelines for Local Government to complement the Central Government Data Handling Guidelines published by the Cabinet Office. We welcome the LGA guidelines and my officials were consulted on their publication. They are available online at:
Mr. Pickles: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to the answer of 28 October 2008, Official Report, columns 887-88W, on non-domestic rates: valuation, what steps (a) her Department and (b) the Valuation Office Agency has taken to raise awareness amongst the licensees of licensed premises of the change of policy on material changes of circumstances arising from the prohibition of smoking on licensed premises. 
John Healey: On 11 November 2008 I personally wrote to the main trade associations representing public house operators and occupiers to help ensure that their members are clear about the change in approach to the rating assessments for pubs following the introduction of the smoking ban.
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