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Mrs. Spelman: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what restrictions there are on the sharing of (a) electoral roll and (b) council tax data between departments within a local authority. 
John Healey: Regulation 107 of the Representation of the People Regulations 2001 places restrictions on use of the electoral register by the local authority. In summary no councillor or employee of the council may
supply a copy of the full register to any person other than to another councillor of or employee of the same local authority;
disclose any information contained in it that is not included in the edited register; or
make use of any such information.
Mrs. Spelman: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the administration costs of each individual scheme within the Local Government Pension Scheme were in the last year for which figures are available. 
John Healey: Details of the administration costs of each of the 89 individual pension funds within the Local Government Pension Scheme in 2007-08, the latest year for which figures are available, are shown in the following table. The information is taken from annual returns submitted to the Department by scheme administering authorities in England and Wales.
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Mr. Pickles: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to the answer of 6 October 2008, Official Report, column 343W, on local government: pensions, if she will place in the Library a copy of the report on the 2007 valuation exercise produced by each local authority pension fund. 
Mr. Pickles: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate of the unfunded liability in present value terms of the Local Government Pension Scheme was made in each valuation held since 1997. 
John Healey: The funding position of the 89 pension fund authorities in England and Wales is determined by actuaries appointed to carry out each authoritys triennial valuation. There have been three valuations since 1997 in 2001, 2004 and 2007.
Mr. Pickles: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to the answer of 21 February 2008, Official Report, column 912W, on surveys, whether a report on the Place Survey pilots has been published; and if she will place in the Library a copy of the conclusions of the evaluation of the pilots. 
Two final reports, which summarise the results of two separate pilot phases, were delivered by the external authors in December 2008. I expect to
publish these reports in due course on the Communities and Local Government website and will place copies in the Library of the House.
Mr. Pickles: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many charters conferring the status of a borough have been granted by Her Majesty the Queen through the Privy Council Office since May 1997; and in which local authority areas such charters have been granted.  [Official Report, 2 April 2009, Vol. 490, c. 9MC.]
John Healey: Eight Charters have been granted since May 1997 conferring borough status to the districts of Brighton and Hove, Medway, North Lincolnshire, Telford and Wrekin, Wokingham, Cheshire West and Chester, West Lancashire and Cheshire East.
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