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Chris Huhne: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many (a) injuries and (b) deaths were caused (i) by all fires and (ii) by fires with a source of ignition in (A) wires and cables and (B) leads and appliances in each year since 2003. 
|Casualties in fires by source of ignition, England, 2003-07( 1)|
|All casualties||Leads to appliances( 2)||Wires and cables( 3)|
|(1) Data for 2007 are provisional and subject to change.|
(2) Leads to appliances includes extension leads.
(3) Wires and cables include: switch gear, meters, fuses, junction boxes, fixed mains wiring (before and after meter) but excludes sockets and switches in vehicles and plugs.
Fire data reports to CLG
Mr. Stewart Jackson: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for the Vale of York (Miss McIntosh) of 2 June 2009, Official Report, column 335W, on floods: gardens, when he expects to (a) receive and (b) publish the final report of the research into the effects of the paving of back gardens on levels of flood risk. 
Mr. Ian Austin: The Government have now received the research report on permeable and impermeable surfacing. We intend to publish the report shortly with the consultation on a package of measures to respond to the recommendations from Killian Pretty for improving the planning process.
Mr. Stewart Jackson: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the (a) administrative cost and (b) total expenditure of the Government Office for London were in 2008-09. 
Grant Shapps: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the number of registered home inspectors there were in each of the last three years. 
John Healey: No estimate of the number of inspectors registered to produce home condition reports in each of the last three years has been made. The number of registered inspectors on 14 July 2009, which is the most recent date for which numbers were available, was 963.
John Healey: The latest estimate of the amount of grant in aid that the Department expects to give the Homes and Communities Agency is published in the notes to the Department's Main Estimates 2009-10, on the Treasury website at:
Grant Shapps: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the (a) capital and (b) resource allocation for (i) the Homes and Communities Agency and (ii) the Tenant Services Authority is for (A) 2009-10 and (B) 2010-11. 
Grant Shapps: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what (a) financial and (b) administrative support the Homes and Communities Agency provides to the Guardian newspaper website for its Housing Horizons microsite; and if he will make a statement. 
Robert Neill: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government to how many local newspapers the Minister for Housing and Planning's letter on being green while tackling the recession was sent. 
Annette Brooke: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment he has made of the effect on the level of demand for the services of accredited energy assessors of his Department's funding for energy assessments to be performed by Eaga. 
To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment he has made of the effect on (a) energy efficiency in council homes, (b) the number of new social rented
homes, (c) the number of households in temporary accommodation, (d) repairs to council housing stock and (e) the progress of regeneration and housing infrastructure projects of the £775 million in capital funding for housing and regeneration, brought forward from 2010-11 to 2009-10 and 2008-09; and how much of the funding has been spent in each month since it was announced. 
John Healey: The £775 million consisted of £150 million for social rented housing, through the Affordable Housing Programme; £250 million for decent homes, which has been allocated to fund improvements and improve energy efficiency in council homes; £175 million for major repairs to council housing stock; and £100 million and £80 million respectively for the regional development agencies and Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) to support key regeneration and housing infrastructure projects.
The investment in social rented homes forms part of the National Affordable Housing Programme and is reported as part of that programme. Information on spending for new affordable housing is published in HCA's Annual Report and Accounts. The money for decent homes has been allocated directly to local authorities as part of the overall Decent Homes programme and is not reported on separately. £162 million of the £175 million for major repairs has been allocated to 39 local authorities.
A large number of our programmes are aimed at reducing the number of people in temporary accommodation. Over the past year those households placed in temporary accommodation has reduced by 17 per cent. to 64,000 from a peak of 101,000 in December 2004 (as at 30 March).
The regeneration funding was intended for 2009-10. As sponsor Department for the regional development agencies, the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills leads on the monitoring of the £100 million reprioritised for critical regeneration projects with relevant projects due to begin work in the autumn. The HCA are due to begin investment of the £80 million allocated to them shortly, with work beginning on relevant priority projects during the autumn/winter.
(3) how many properties he expects to be added to the stock of social rented housing through (a) construction and (b) purchase in (i) Essex and (ii) Castle Point in (A) 2009-10 and (B) each of the next four years. 
| Note: Figures have been rounded to nearest 10 units. Source: Homes and Communities Agency Investment Management System (IMS), and local authority returns to CLG.|
Not all social rented and affordable housing is provided by new build completions, as some supply can come from acquisitions. For example, in 2007-08, a total of 1,440 additional affordable homes were provided in Essex (new build and acquisitions).
Communities and Local Government do not set targets for the National Affordable Housing Programme (NAHP) at a local level. The Homes and Communities Agency's National Affordable Housing Programme (NAHP) awards grant funding for the provision of social housing on the basis of competitive bidding.
Mr. Jenkins: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much funding has been (a) allocated to and (b) spent in the West Midlands under the My Choice HomeBuy scheme in 2009-10. 
Grant Shapps: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government during what periods bidding has taken place for funding under the (a) HomeBuy Direct, (b) New Build HomeBuy, (c) Rent to HomeBuy and (d) the First time Buyers initiative since the inception of each scheme. 
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