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Government grants within revenue expenditure are defined here as the sum of revenue support grant, area based grant and specific grants inside aggregate external finance (AEF) i.e. revenue grants paid for authorities' core services.
"Other" within revenue expenditure financing includes: transfers and adjustments; appropriations to/from revenue reserves; collection fund surpluses/deficits; and community charge amounts transferred to/from collection fund.
Revenue figures exclude grants outside AEF (i.e. where funding is not for authorities' core services but is passed to a third party e.g. rent allowances and rebates), funding for the local authorities' housing management responsibilities and those grant programmes (such as European funding) where authorities are simply one of the recipients of funding paid towards an area.
Ms Rosie Winterton:
Our response, published on 27 October 2009, to the consultation paper 'The making and enforcement of byelaws' made clear our intention
to implement the new regime for the making and enforcement of byelaws, which we are minded to do early in the new year.
Ms Buck: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what percentage of the external finance in each local authority in England was generated from (a) fees and charges, (b) council tax and (c) central Government funding in (i) 1992, (ii) 1997 and (iii) 2007; 
Barbara Follett: I have today placed in the Library of the House a table that gives, by each local authority in England, the percentage of income generated from (a) fees and charges, (b) council tax and (c) central Government funding in 2007-08.
Mr. Kilfoyle: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will commission a report on the role of Liverpool Direct Ltd. in Liverpool city council's ICT strategy; and if he will make a statement. 
Ms Rosie Winterton: This is a matter for Liverpool city council. Local authorities have a duty to secure continuous improvement in the way in which they exercise their functions, having regard to a combination of economy, effectiveness and efficiency.
Mr. Drew: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance his Department publishes on local authority commissioning of goods and services; how many local authorities have been required under that guidance to tender for services being conducted in house, or by existing providers in the last 12 months. 
Ms Rosie Winterton: Guidance on securing positive outcomes and best value through commissioning was set out in paragraphs 6.4 to 6.17 of "Creating Strong, Safe and Prosperous Communities: Statutory Guidance" (Communities and Local Government, 9 July 2008). The guidance is available at:
To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 26 November 2009, Official Report, columns
312-13W, on non-domestic rates, what the estimated net collectable debt in respect of non-domestic rates was for each local authority in the (a) 2008-09 and (b) 2009-10 tax year. 
Barbara Follett: I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave her on 26 November 2009, Official Report, columns 312-13W and in particular column 2 of the table that was placed in the Library of the House.
Ms Buck: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what (a) the total reserve in its Parking Places Revenue Account and (b) the annual income from parking charges was of each local authority in each of the last five years. 
Barbara Follett: I have today placed in the Library of the House a table that gives, by each local authority in England, the annual revenue raised by local authorities from all parking charges in each year from 2005-06 to 2008-09.
Mr. Ian Austin: The Department has not recently issued any guidelines specifically to planning inspectors. In determining cases, planning inspectors must take account, where relevant, of Planning Policy statements and any associated material such as circulars and guidance issued by my Department. All such material is in the public domain.
Mr. Waterson: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment he has made of the benefits to residents of sheltered accommodation of the provision of services by wardens who work a 34-hour week; and what assessment he has made of the likely effects on such residents of changes in the working patterns of such wardens. 
Barbara Follett: There has been no central assessment of the benefits to residents of having warden services within sheltered accommodation. When reviewing services local authorities should take account of residents views on the services being provided and the benefits received. We expect every service user to have a full risk and needs assessment undertaken and an appropriate support plan put in place. It is a local decision as to how to best meet the needs identified.
Margaret Moran: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) how many employment tribunal claims have been brought against (a) local authorities and (b) registered social landlords in each of the last five years; 
(2) how many cases have been brought against (a) local authorities and (b) registered social landlords in respect of alleged breaches of equalities legislation in each of the last five years; 
Margaret Moran: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of local authority regulation of registered social landlords; what estimate he has made of the cost to local authorities of such regulation in 2008-09; and if he will make a statement. 
John Healey: Registered Social Landlords (RSLs) in England are regulated by the Tenant Services Authority (TSA), the independent social housing regulator. Local authorities are not responsible for regulating RSLs.
Margaret Moran: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will estimate the cost to the public purse of (a) setting up and (b) operating for the first year the (i) Tenant Services Agency and (ii) the Homes and Communities Agency. 
John Healey: The set up costs of the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) and Tenant Services Authority (TSA) are set out in the Housing and Regeneration Bill-Impact Assessment, a copy of which is in the House Library
|Number of cases|
|(1) Initial appeal of Home Office decision.|
(2) The application to review whether a reconsideration of the case is appropriate because of an error of law
(3) Reconsideration of case because of an error of law.
Chris Huhne: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department to which countries children seeking asylum aged (a) 17, (b) 12 to 16, (c) five to 11 and (d) under five years old have been deported in each year since 1997. 
Alan Johnson: The requested information is not available prior to 2004; however, the following table shows the number of removals and voluntary departures of children asylum cases under the age of 18, including dependants, from the United Kingdom between 2004 and 2008, by age group and country of destination.
The figures provided include children in family groups. Where they have been found by the UK Border Agency and the independent courts to have no basis of stay in the UK they are expected to leave the country or face an enforced removal. Wherever possible they are given the opportunity to make a voluntary departure. The UK Border Agency only consider returning an unaccompanied child with no legal right to remain in the UK to their country of origin if safe and adequate reception arrangements are in place.
|Removals and voluntary departures( 1,2) of children asylum cases( 3) , by age group and type, 2004 to 2008|
|Number of departures( 4)|
|n/a = not applicable.|
(1) Figures are rounded to the nearest 5 (- = 0, * = 1 or 2) and may not sum to the totals shown because of independent rounding. (2) Figures include dependants. (3) This figure may overstate because some applicants aged 18 or over may claim to be younger on their date of departure from the UK. (4) Removals and voluntary departures recorded on the system as at the dates on which the data extracts were taken. (5 )Provisional figures. Figures will under record due to data cleansing and data matching exercises that take place after the extracts are taken. (6) Due to a reclassification of removal categories, figures include asylum removals which have been performed by enforcement officers using port powers of removal and a small number of cases dealt with at juxtaposed controls. (7 )Since October 2006, figures include persons leaving under facilitated return schemes. (8) Persons leaving under assisted voluntary return programmes run by the International Organization for Migration. May include some cases leaving under the assisted voluntary return for irregular migrants programme and some cases where enforcement action had been initiated. (9 )Since January 2005, persons who it has been established left the UK without informing the immigration authorities.
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