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Mr. Chaytor: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what funding was allocated by his Department to Bury Metropolitan Borough Council in (a) 2007-08 and (b) 2008-09 in respect of (i) revenue grant and (ii) specific grants; and what the percentage change was on the previous year in each case. 
Barbara Follett: Formula Grant (which is made up of Revenue Support Grant, National Non-Domestic Rates and Principal Formula Police Grant) is the main revenue grant funding made to local authorities aside from those made for specific purposes by individual Departments. Formula Grant is distributed to local authorities by Communities and Local Government on behalf of central Government as a whole. The following table sets out the information requested.
|Prior year's adjusted formula grant( 1) (£ million)||Formula grant change( 1) (£ million)||Change( 1) (£ million)||Change( 1) (percentage)|
|(1) On a like for like basis taking account of changes such as, for example, finance or function.|
|Grant||2007-08 (£ million)||2008-09 (£ million)||Change (£ million)||Change (percentage)|
|(1) The Planning Delivery Grant was replaced by the Housing and Planning Delivery Grant in 2008-09.|
(2) Supporting People Administration Grant was provided through Area Based Grant in 2008-09.
In addition to the funding set out, Area Based Grant (ABG) was introduced in April 2008. ABG is also paid by this Department on behalf of Government and comprises of a number of former specific revenue grants formerly provided by individual Government Departments. The allocation to Bury council in 2008-09 was £8.630 million, of which the Communities and Local Government element of funding was £0.732 million.
Grant Shapps: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many homeowners in rural areas have accepted an offer through the Mortgage Rescue scheme in each quarter since the launch of the scheme. 
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.
Philip Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which constituencies his Department identified as suitable for its advertising campaign on the Mortgage Protection Scheme. 
The Department is running an advertising campaign to encourage homeowners struggling with their mortgage payments to seek information on the wide range of help and advice open to them, and this campaign has not been defined by parliamentary constituency.
Mrs. Spelman: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether his Department has made an assessment of the merits of monitoring planning applications for marina developments. 
Fiona Mactaggart: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment he has made of the likely effects of the implementation of Planning Policy Statement 22 on the number of schools, charities and voluntary organisations which generate renewable energy. 
Mr. Ian Austin: Planning Policy Statement 22, supported by a companion guide, encourages regional planning bodies and local planning authorities to include policies in their development plans that support renewable energy developments. The climate change supplement to Planning Policy Statement 1 gives a further boost to renewable energy development. A regulatory impact assessment was carried out to accompany PPS22. This did not identify any specific impacts on schools, charities or voluntary organisations.
Norman Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much was spent on sheltered housing in (a) Lewes constituency, (b) the South East and (c) England in each of the last five years. 
The following table sets out the amount spent on sheltered housing or very sheltered housing through the Supporting People programme for East Sussex county council, the south-east region and England in the last five years where complete data are available.
|Sheltered housing||Very sheltered housing||Total|
Margaret Moran: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many (a) black and minority ethnic people and (b) women have served on the boards of registered social landlords in the last five years; how many (i) black and minority ethnic people and (ii) women have served (A) as chair of the board and (B) on the boards of the 50 largest registered social landlords in that period; what proportion of board membership each group represented in that period; and what remuneration the chair of each such board received in each year. 
Mr. Ian Austin:
The Government do not collect information pertaining to housing association board members remuneration. A table containing the remaining
information requested is as follows. This includes information on housing association Chairs which cannot be disaggregated:
|Female and BME members of RSL governing bodies: 2005-09|
|Total female governing body members||Total governing body members||Percentage female govern in g body members||Total BME governing body members||Total governing body members (excluding undisclosed/unknown ethnicity)||Percentage BME governing body members|
1. Data are reported as at 31 March each year.
2. Largest 50 RSLs are calculated for each year based on the stock owned and/or managed.
3. BME includes all ethnic groups apart from White British (i.e. White Irish and White Other are included in the definition)
Regulatory and Statistical Return part P
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