Note: Funds granted to two NDCs in Birmingham-Kings Norton and Aston.
To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent discussions he has had with (a) the Local Government Association and (b) representatives of local authorities on the short-term erection of refrigeration tents in the pre-Christmas period and the enforcement of planning requirements; what recent representations he has received on this matter; and if he will take steps to prevent the erection of such tents without planning consent. 
Mr. Ian Austin:
I have not had any discussions with the Local Government Association or with representatives of local authorities, nor have I received representations regarding planning requirements for temporary refrigeration tents. In the first instance it is for local planning authorities to determine whether such temporary structures constitute development and whether, therefore, would require planning permission.
Social Rented Housing
To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many contracts the (a) Homes and Communities and (b) Tenant Services Agency has let to (i) social enterprises and (ii) registered social landlords since each agency was established. 
The HCA has three-year framework delivery contracts in place with 187 RSL investment partners for the 2008-11 spending review period, transferred from the HCA's predecessor body the Housing Corporation. The HCA also have three contracts with RSLs and one with a social enterprise through the Places of Change programme.
The Tenants Services Authority has let two contracts to small and medium enterprises.
To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many registered social landlords operate local labour (a) schemes and (b) clauses in contracts let. 
This information is not held centrally and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.
In order to obtain Social Housing Grant from the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA), registered social landlords (RSLs) are required to sign up to the principles of the 2012 Construction Commitments. Full details of these commitments are available at: