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Mr. Stewart Jackson: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many permanent dwellings of each tenure were constructed in England in each of the last 30 calendar years including 2009. 
Grant Shapps: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many schemes scoring less than nine points under the Building for Life criteria were proposed for (a) private development and (b) social or affordable housing under the Kickstart programme. 
Mr. Ian Austin: Under Round 1 of Kickstart, there were 67 schemes which the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE) scored as less than nine points under the Building for Life criteria. Of these, 28 included funding for affordable housing. All 28 of these were characterised by either incomplete information being made available to CABE and/or a review of the schemes by the Homes and Communities Agency. The CABE assessments were used to highlight schemes where more attention was needed and were the basis for further assessment by HCA regional teams. The HCA regional teams were able to augment the CABE assessment with additional relevant local information, to reach their final decisions.
Mr. Frank Field: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 10 February 2010, Official Report, column 1067W, on immigration, what the average annual projected change is in the number of households in England between 2006 and 2031 on the basis of the principal population projection; and what the equivalent average annual increase is using a zero net migration projection. 
John Healey: The latest national household projections, based on the 2006 Sub-National Population Projections published by the Office for National Statistics, are published on the Communities and Local Government website and contain figures showing the components of household growth.
Grant Shapps: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to his Department's news release of 3 February 2010 on tenants' protection, what plans his Department has for an online directory of landlords; what estimate he has made of the costs of establishing such a directory; whether such costs are to be entirely borne by his Department; when he expects the directory to begin operation; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Ian Austin:
Details of our plans for a national register of landlords are set out in the paper published alongside the 3 February announcement-"The private rented sector: professionalism and quality-consultation. Summary of responses and next steps". Estimated costs associated with the register, which will be met from
registration fees, are provided in the relevant impact assessment published as part of the consultation exercise on the Government response to the Rugg Review-"The private rented sector: professionalism and quality"-which took place in the period 13 May to 7 August 2009. Both of these documents can be accessed through the Department's website.
Robert Neill: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the amount of area-based grant funding to be distributed to local authorities in (a) 2009-10, (b) 2010-11 and (c) 2011-12. 
Julia Goldsworthy: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what estimate his Department has made of the cost of (a) local authority reporting to central Government and (b) local government inspection by external inspectors and auditors; and what recent research his Department has (i) conducted and (ii) commissioned on this matter; 
(2) what estimate his Department has made of the cost to central Government of inspecting local government; and what recent research his Department has (a) conducted and (b) commissioned on this matter. 
Ms Rosie Winterton: This Department has made no such estimates. Assessment and inspection is carried out by a number of inspectorates, including the Audit Commission which is sponsored by Communities and Local Government (CLG). The cost to the Audit Commission of its assessment and inspection is covered by a mixture of the fees paid by local authorities and direct grant from CLG. In 2009-10, the grant from CLG for the Commission's local government and Fire and Rescue Authority work totalled £20.2 million.
This Department has not conducted or commissioned any research on these matters. However, the Audit Commission, on behalf of the joint inspectorates responsible for Comprehensive Area Assessment (CAA), commissioned an independent evaluation of CAA. This is looking at implementation and delivery of the new arrangements, co-ordination across inspectorates and the initial cost to inspected bodies under CAA. The evaluation report is expected to be published in March.
As part of the Government's Smarter Government White Paper, CLG are leading on commitments to remove indicators that are no longer relevant or needed by April 2010 and reducing the overall number of national indicators against which local authorities will have to report their performance for the next spending period. We are also running a number of Total Place pilots and have invited them to provide information on
the costs of assessment and inspection. The Department is preparing a report on Total Place which it will issue at Budget 2010. HM Treasury is leading a review of the work and number of inspectorates, supporting the Government's aims to reduce the burdens connected to assessment and inspection.
Bob Spink: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many homeowners in Castle Point constituency are in receipt of assistance from the Homeowner Mortgage Protection scheme. 
John Healey: For management information on homeowners mortgage support I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave to the hon. Member for Meriden, (Mrs. Spelman) on 16 December 2009, Official Report, column 1297W. This information is not monitored at constituency level.
Justine Greening: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much funding has been granted under the Neighbourhood Renewal Fund in each (a) local authority and (b) lower layer super output area in each year since 2000. 
Ms Rosie Winterton: Neighbourhood Renewal Fund (NRF) was allocated to eligible local authorities with the authority, freedom and flexibility to best determine the local needs and options. Information is therefore not available for how this was applied to each lower layer super output area (LSOA).
Julia Goldsworthy: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much his Department has spent on (a) staffing, (b) administration and (c) publicity costs in respect of the New Communities Fund. 
Because of the decision in 2009 to reallocate resources from the New Communities Fund to other ministerial priorities, the costs incurred by the Department were
for staff time spent in the development of options and discussions with stakeholders. It would incur disproportionate costs to provide this information.
Julia Goldsworthy: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much his Department has spent on the New Communities Fund; and how many people have participated in the Fund since its inception. 
Julia Goldsworthy: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much his Department has spent on (a) staffing, (b) administration and (c) publicity costs in respect of the New Deal for Communities programme. 
Margaret Moran: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 2 February 2010, Official Report, column 254W, on non-profit making associations, what outcomes he anticipates from social enterprises and other third sector organisations allocated funding from his Department; and by what mechanisms his Department will measure the performance of social enterprises against targets in the next three years. 
Barbara Follett: The Department provides funding which benefits over 150 third sector and social enterprise organisations. The outcomes of this funding vary in different localities and information on these is not held centrally. To gather it would involve disproportionate time and cost.
In line with greater decentralisation, the Department does not set performance targets for social enterprises. Where the Department directly funds and works with social enterprises, progress and performance are assessed against agreed work plans, milestones and budgets specifically tailored to the individual programme needs.
Martin Horwood: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many and what proportion of (a) new and (b) affordable homes were built in areas at risk from flooding in (i) 2006, (ii) 2007, (iii) 2008 and (iv) 2009. 
The data are as reported by all billing authorities on their annual council tax base (CTB) form. The split into urban and rural areas is based on the DEFRA rural definition and local authority classification. Full details of this can be found on the DEFRA website at:
Alan Keen: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many properties in Feltham and Heston constituency (a) have been improved under the Decent Homes programme in each year of the programme and (b) do not meet the Decent Homes standard. 
Mr. Ian Austin: We cannot provide figures at constituency level. We do not hold a figure for the number of properties improved by the London borough of Hounslow each year under the decent homes programme. The number of non-decent homes each year is shown in the table.
|Non-decent dwelling estimates-Hounslow|
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Robert Neill: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Peterborough of 27 January 2010, Official Report, columns 914-5W, on affordable housing, what steps the Tenant Services Authority is taking to assist social landlords with the sexual orientation surveys of tenants; 
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