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(c) 15 boards include representation from the Improvement and Development Agency;
(d) 14 boards include representation from the relevant Regional Improvement and Efficiency Partnership.
Mrs. Spelman: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether changes in levels of local authority rents in 2010-11 will be linked to retail price index (RPI) inflation if RPI inflation is negative. 
John Healey: Details of the Band D council tax fire precept for each fire authority in England for 2009-10 can be found in the statistical release Levels of council tax set by local authorities England 2009-10 that was published on the Communities and Local Government website on 26 March 2009. It can be found at:
To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many
homes were revalued for council tax purposes at the point of sale in each region in each year since 1997; and how many such homes were revalued to (a) a higher band, (b) a lower band and (c) the same council tax band. 
Julia Goldsworthy: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what changes to a property would count as a material increase for the purposes of council tax re-banding. 
any increase in the value of a dwelling which is caused (in whole or in part) by any building, engineering or other operation carried out in relation to the dwelling, whether or not constituting development for which planning permission is required.
a transfer on sale of the fee simple, a grant of a lease for a term of seven years or more, or a transfer on sale of such a lease.
Julia Goldsworthy: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much has been raised by each type of precepting authority in council tax revenue in England in each year since 1997. 
John Healey: Details of the council tax requirement set by each type of precepting authority in England for the period 1997-98 to 2005-06 are given in the following table. Corresponding data for the period 2006-07 to 2009-10 are available in the statistical releases Levels of council tax set by local authorities in England that can be found on the Communities and Local Government website at:
|Council tax set by precepting authorities 1 997-98 to 2005-06|
|Class of authority||1997-98||1998-99||1999-2000||2000-01||2001-02||2002-03||2003-04||2004-05||2005-06|
The data are taken from the budget requirement forms that were submitted annually to Communities and Local Government, and its predecessor departments by all billing and precepting authorities in England.
Mr. Stewart Jackson: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Brent, East of 5 November 2008, Official Report, column 547W, on empty property, if she will place in the Library a copy of the updated guidance to local authorities on Empty Dwelling Management Orders. 
Mr. Iain Wright: The guidance on Empty Dwelling Management Orders was launched by the Empty Homes Agency on 10 March. It is not a published document so it will not be possible to place a copy in the Library. Rather it is interactive internet-based guidance which can be accessed at:
Mr. Bone: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) how many refuse container fires were reported in each of the last five years in (a) England and (b) Northamptonshire; 
(2) how many fires involving (a) plastic wheelie bins, (b) other plastic refuse containers, (c) metal refuse containers and (d) other forms of refuse container took place in the last five years; and if she will make a statement. 
|Total refuse and refuse container fires( 1) , England, 2003-07( 2)|
|FRS area||2003||2004||2005||2006||2007( 2)|
|(1 )Secondary fire figures are based on monthly FDR3 aggregated returns. (2 )Provisional data for 2007 are provisional and subject to change.|
Figures are based on sampled data weighted to true brigade totals. Source: CLG.
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