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1. These statistics are based on Households Below Average Income data.
2. Small differences should be treated with caution as these will be affected by sampling error and variability in non-response.
3. The reference period for Household Below Average Income figures is single financial years. Three sample years have been combined as regional single year estimates are subject to volatility.
4. The income measures used to derive the estimates shown employ the same methodology as the Department for Work and Pensions publication 'Households Below Average Income' (HBAI) series, which uses disposable household income, adjusted (or "equivalised") for household size and composition, as an income measure as a proxy for standard of living.
5. The figures are based on OECD equivalisation factors.
6. Figures have been presented on both a Before Housing Cost and After Housing Cost basis. For Before Housing Cost, housing costs (such as rent, water rates, mortgage interest payments, structural insurance payments and ground rent and service charges) are not deducted from income, while for After Housing Cost they are.
7. Incomes are presented in 2007-08 prices and have been rounded to the nearest £ sterling.
8. Data for Northern Ireland is only available on the Family Resources Survey from 2002-03.
Bill Wiggin: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what guidance his Department issues to housing associations on best practices in (a) tendering for and (b) selecting insurers for their activities; 
The Tenant Services Authority (TSA) is the independent regulator of the RSL sector; it has statutory objectives to ensure the viability and efficiency of the sector which must include risk tolerance and risk management.
Jeremy Corbyn: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much funding has been allocated to housing construction in Islington in each of the last five years; how many (a) council and (b) housing association dwellings for (i) rent and (ii) shared ownership were built in Islington in each such year; how many such dwellings he expects to be built in 2009-10; how much such funding he expects to allocate in each of the next three years; and how many such dwellings he expects to be built in Islington in each of those years. 
Mr. Ian Austin: The following table shows the number of new registered social landlord (RSL) affordable homes (social rent, intermediate rent and low cost home ownership) built in the London borough of Islington each year since 2003-04. There were no local authority affordable homes built in Islington in this period.
|RSL New build affordable homes in Islington|
Homes and Communities Agency Investment Management System (IMS), and local authority returns to CLG. Figures have been rounded to nearest 10 units.
Not all affordable housing is provided by new build completions, as some supply can come from acquisitions. For example, in 2007-08, a total of 530 additional affordable homes were provided in Islington (new build and acquisitions).
Future levels of expenditure and outputs beyond 2010-11 will be dependent upon the outcome of the next Spending Review. Funding through the HCA is a process of competitive bidding and is not budgeted to local authority level.
Grant Shapps: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what maximum expenditure limit has been set for the (a) Social HomeBuy and (b) Rent to HomeBuy scheme in (i) 2009-10 and (ii) 2010-11. 
Grant Shapps: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what maximum limit was placed on expenditure on the (a) Social HomeBuy, (b) Rent to HomeBuy and (c) Open Market HomeBuy scheme in each of the last three years. 
Mr. Sanders: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance his Department provides to local authorities on seeking to reduce work-related stress levels amongst their staff. 
Dr. Kumar: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many people in (a) England, (b) the North East, (c) Tees Valley and (d) Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland constituency have participated in the Mortgage Protection scheme since its inception. 
John Healey: We have acted rapidly to put in place a range of help and support for households struggling with their mortgage at every stage, and launched a campaign to ensure households have clear information about the help available.
We will be publishing headline data for the July to September quarter 2009 on 12 November 2009, as pre-announced on the UK Statistics Authority Publication Hub and the Department's statistical release schedule.
Grant Shapps: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what the average council tax bill for a home for social rent owned by (a) a registered social landlord and (b) a local authority was in each year since 1997; 
Grant Shapps: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what discussions (a) he and (b) Ministers in his Department have had with (i) registered social landlords and (ii) local authorities on a national social housing exchange system in each of the last six months. 
Grant Shapps: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what consideration his Department has given to the introduction of a national social housing exchange (a) programme and (b) website; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Ian Austin: Trends in social housing exchanges are monitored through the 2007-08 Housing Strategy Statistical Appendix (HSSA); the Department has no current proposals for the introduction of a national scheme.
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