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Mr. Streeter: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the cost was of the review of local government boundaries in Devon by the Boundary Committee on the latest date for which figures are available. 
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Sir Gerald Kaufman: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when she plans to reply to the letter to her of 26 January 2009 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regards to Ms K. Dowling. 
Mr. Streeter: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the evidential basis is for the statement in paragraph 76 of the technical annex to her Department's Planning for renewable energy: companion guide to PPS22 that shadow flicker effects have been proven to occur only within 10 rotor diameters of a turbine. 
Mr. Iain Wright: The statement derives from research carried out by A. D. Clark and originally reported in A Case of Shadow Flicker/Flashing: Assessment and Solution, by Clarke, A. D. (1991), for the Open University.
Mr. Letwin: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what duties local planning authorities have to require developers to construct private roads to specific standards. 
Mr. Iain Wright: Local planning authorities have no duties to require developers to construct private roads to specific standards. It may, however, be possible for the authority to require such roads to be constructed to a specific (e.g. adoptable) standard by means of conditions attached to the planning permission.
Grant Shapps: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what percentage of homes built for social rent had (a) one, (b) two, (c) three and (d) four or more bedrooms in each year since 1997. 
Mr. Iain Wright: A table will be placed in the Library of the House which shows the percentage of social rented homes through the Homes and Communities Agencys Affordable Housing Programme by the number of bedrooms. These figures are only available from the Homes and Communities Agency Investment Management System (IMS), so will not cover total social rent new build figures.
Not all social rented housing is provided through new build completions, supply can also come from the acquisition and refurbishment of private sector homes. In 2007-08, a total of 29,370 additional social rented homes were provided.
David Simpson: To ask the Minister for Women and Equality how many staff in the Government Equalities Office (a) were disciplined and (b) had their employment terminated as a result of a poor sickness record in each of the last 12 months. 
Maria Eagle: Government does not hold a record of rape crisis centres (members of Rape Crisis England and Wales, or its predecessor bodies) in existence over this period of time. As with other membership organisations, membership of Rape Crisis England and Wales, and its predecessors, has changed over time. There are also organisations which use the phrase 'rape crisis' in their organisational name, but which are not members of Rape Crisis England and Wales. This means it is difficult to be exact in identifying rape crisis centres separately from those sexual violence voluntary sector organisations which have received central Government funding. These factors make it difficult to provide exact totals of funds provided to rape crisis centres.
Taking the above into account, the total of grants awarded from the Victims Fund, Home Office funding for independent sexual violence advisors (ISVAs) and the special fund to rape crisis centres, for (a) 2008-09 and (b) each year prior to this where records are available are set out in the following table.
|(1) Please note that the starred figures include grants provided to the umbrella organisation, Rape Crisis Co-ordination Group, a predecessor to Rape Crisis (England and Wales).|
(3)Victims' Fund and Home Office (ISVA) funding.
(4)Victims' Fund, Home Office (ISVA) funding and Special Fund.
|(1 )Home Office and Government Equalities Office.|
(2 )Home Office.
(3 )Victims' Fund.
(4 )Central Government.
Tables of grants provided under the different funding streams for the years where records are available have been placed in the Commons Library. They provide (a)
a full list of recipients of victims fund grants (b) a full list of ISVA grant recipients and (c) a full list of special fund grant recipients. Tables will show which organisations received funding in which years, including grants provided in the current financial year (2008-09).
we have recently announced a £1.6million cross-Government fund for the sexual violence voluntary sector (members of Rape Crisis (England and Wales) and The Survivors Trust). Grants to individual groups will be made in due course;
the Tackling Violence Action Plan published in 2008 includes a commitment to ensure all victims have access to an ISVA by 2011 and a new bidding round will be announced shortly;
Victims fund arrangements for 2009-10 will be announced shortly.
approximately twelve rape crisis centres which did not receive Victims Fund support in 2008-09 had received grants from the fund in previous years;
two rape crisis centres which had had independent sexual violence advisors in 2007-08 did not have ISVAs in 2008-09.
Individual grant recipients, including members of Rape Crisis England and Wales can be identified from the tables. As already noted, Government does not hold records of the membership of Rape Crisis England and Wales, or its predecessor bodies. Therefore, it is not possible to be definitive regarding which rape crisis centres (members of Rape Crisis England and Wales) did or did not receive grants in any given year.
Jane Kennedy: I have placed in the House Library tables showing the number of registered holdings by farm type and county in England for 1997-2008. Figures prior to 2000 are for main holdings only. From 2000 onwards main and minor holdings are included. The farm type categories were altered in 2004. A register improvement exercise in 2001 and the introduction of the Single Payment Scheme in 2005 has lead to an increase in the number of registered holdings.
Mr. Roger Williams: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate he has made of the number of (a) livestock, (b) dairy and (c) arable farmers in each region in each of the last three years; and if he will make a statement. 
|Total farmers by farm type (based on predominant activity) in England|
|Region||Cereals||General Cropping||Horticulture||Specialist Pigs||Specialist Poultry||Dairy|
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