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Robert Neill: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether the Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, the hon. Member for Dewsbury (Mr. Malik) had discussions with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office prior to his meetings with the (a) Prime Minister and (b) President of Pakistan during his recent visit to that country. 
Mr. Malik [holding answer 9 September 2009]: I travelled to Pakistan privately in August. While there I took the opportunity to meet Mr. Syed Yousef Gilani, the Prime Minister of Pakistan. I did not meet the President of Pakistan. I was in contact with FCO staff in Pakistan about this meeting.
Mrs. Spelman: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether the Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, the hon. Member for Dewsbury (Mr. Malik), travelled to Pakistan in an official capacity in August 2009 to meet the President and Prime Minister of that country. 
Mr. Malik: I travelled to Pakistan privately in August. While there I took the opportunity to meet Mr. Syed Yousef Gilani, the Prime Minister of Pakistan. I did not meet the President of Pakistan. I was in contact with FCO staff in Pakistan about this meeting.
Mr. Stewart Jackson: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the policy of the Planning Inspectorate is on provision for maximum parking standards in new residential developments; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Ian Austin: The Government's national policy on residential parking is set out in Planning Policy Statement 3: Housing (2006) and Planning Policy Guidance 13: Transport (2001). PPG13 is clear that local authority policies in preparing their development plans should set maximum levels of parking for broad classes of development, including residential and non-residential development, and that there should be no minimum standards for development, other than parking for disabled people. PPS3 asks local authorities to develop residential parking policies for their areas taking account of expected levels of car ownership, the importance of promoting good design and the need to use land efficiently. This has been deliberately devolved to local authorities so they can make the right choices for their local areas, in consultation with their local communities.
The flexibility given to local authorities in PPS3 is consistent with the objectives of PPG13, to set their own residential parking policies taking account of the expected levels of car ownership, the importance of promoting good design and the need to use land efficiently.
Mrs. Spelman: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment he has made of the implications of the High Court ruling of City and District Council of St Albans v. Secretary of State for Communications and Local Government,  EWHC 1280 (Admin) for the (a) East of England, (b) South East, (c) South West and (d) West Midlands Regional Spatial Strategies; what plans there are to undertake new environmental impact assessments; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Ian Austin: In the east of England the High Court remitted the housing policies in respect of two districts to the Secretary of State and further work on the sustainability appraisal in respect of those policies is underway. The rest of the east of England RSS stands as part of the statutory development plan.
In the south east we are considering legal challenges in respect of the sustainability appraisal of housing policies two districts. The rest of the south east RSS stands as part of the statutory development plan.
Proposed changes to the south west plan were consulted on last year, however following the east of England High Court ruling, publication of the final RSS has been delayed pending some further work on the sustainability appraisal.
The independent panel report on the draft west midlands RSS was published in September 2009 and the Government are currently considering proposed changes and completing the accompanying sustainability appraisal.
Dan Rogerson: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what bursary schemes his Department makes available to postgraduate students on (a) spatial planning and (b) other planning courses; how many students received such payments under each bursary in the last 12 months; and how much his Department spent on each scheme in each region in the last 12 months for which figures are available; 
(2) how many (a) spatial planning and (b) other planning postgraduate students who received payments from bursary schemes provided by his Department went on to work in planning (i) in the public sector and (ii) in the private sector in the last 12 months for which figures are available. 
|Number of students receiving bursary|
|University||Region||Course||2008-09( 1)||2009-10( 2)|
|(1) 2008-09 Bursary = £9,240 (£3,240 fees, £6,000 stipend)|
(2 )2009-10 Bursary = £9,390 (£3,390 fees, £6,000 stipend)
Students have only been required to sign public service contracts since 2008-09 and as such we do not, as yet, have figures for the number of bursary recipients who went on to work (i) in the public sector and (ii) in the private sector. The 2008-09 students have only recently graduated and we will shortly be contacting them to inquire about their employment status.
Mr. Stewart Jackson: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office pursuant to the answer of 13 May 2009, Official Report, column 835W, on departmental buildings, in what formats records are held of expenditure on the renovation and refurbishment of 10 Downing Street; and whether copies of suppliers' invoices are held. 
Angela E. Smith: Expenditure records are held on the Cabinet Office Accounting System. Renovation works are procured through the Cabinet Office Total Facilities Management Provider. The Cabinet Office holds invoices from the Total Facilities Management Provider. These do not show project level information.
Angela E. Smith [holding answer 15 October 2009]: I refer the hon. Member to the answer given by my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister to the hon. Member for Bromley and Chislehurst (Robert Neill) on 20 July 2009, Official Report, column 770W.
Mike Penning: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) what estimate she has made of the likely number of births in each strategic health authority region in (a) 2009-10 and (b) 2010-11; 
As National Statistician I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Questions on the number of births in (a) England and (b) each strategic health authority in 2008-09 (295700), and the estimate of the number of likely births in each strategic health authority in (a) 2009-10 and (b) 2010-11. (295617)
The latest figures available for Strategic Health Authorities are for 2008 calendar year and were published on the ONS website in May 2009:
Part of this table is reproduced below and shows the number of live births in 2008 to mothers who were usually resident in England and in each Strategic Health Authority within England.
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