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As I explained in my letter to the Rt. Hon. Francis Maude, MPs may commission ONS to carry out specific analyses from ONS surveys. Requests for such analyses should be directed to me in the first instance.
As Director General for the Office for National Statistics, I am replying to your recent Parliamentary Question asking what (a) desks and (b) offices the Office for National Statistics has at UK (i) airports and (ii) ports. (322915)
The Office for National Statistics has desks and Offices at the following Airports, Ports and International Rail Stations in order to conduct the International Passenger Survey.
Birmingham International Airport
Cardiff Airport (to be vacated)
Liverpool John Lennon Airport
Ashford International Rail Terminal
Cheriton Channel Tunnel Terminal
St Pancras International.
As Director General for the Office for National Statistics, I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question concerning the proportion of national output was contributed by Government spending in each year since 1996. (322891)
General Government Final Consumption Expenditure (GGFCE) as a proportion of GDP is shown at market prices from 1996 to 2009 in the table below:
|General Government final consumption expenditure (market prices) (£ million)||GDP (market prices) (£ million)||GGFCE as a proportion of GDP (market prices), (percentage)|
The series for GGFCE and GDP as shown in the table above are the most up-to-date figures published by the Office for National Statistics on 26(th) February 2010. They can be accessed on our website via the following link:
Table C1 in the link contains the series for GGFCE (identifier: NMRP) and GDP (identifier: YBHA).
John Healey: I refer the hon. Member to the answer given by my hon. Friend the Member for Dudley, North (Mr. Austin) to the hon. Member for Welwyn Hatfield (Grant Shapps) on 9 March 2010, Official Report, columns 208-10W.
Mr. Austin Mitchell: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will publish the working papers produced by the Review of Council Housing Finance relating to (a) core and non-core services and costs and (b) the research referred to in paragraph 3.20 of the consultation paper. 
Mr. Stewart Jackson: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will place in the Library a copy of the research report commissioned by his Department with reference (a) ANS020338, (b) RAE31623, (c) RAE312162, (d) ANS020336 and (e) RAE312161. 
ANS020336: Assessment of the evidence on the integration of new migrants
RAE31623: International Migration and Rural Economies
RAE312162: Scenario Building for Local and Sectoral Economic Performance under Changing Net Migration
RAE312161: Projections of Migration Inflows under Alternative Scenarios for the UK and World Economies.
Mrs. Spelman: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Mid Worcestershire on 28 October 2008, Official Report, column 948W, on eco-towns, what other information on eco-towns published by external bodies (a) has been and (b) is planned to be funded by his Department. 
John Healey: We have provided funding to external bodies to gain expert advice to support the development of the eco-towns programme on a range of issues, including sustainability, financial viability, local impact assessment and the analysis of consultation responses. I refer the hon. Member to the answer given by my right hon. Friend the Member for Derby, South (Margaret Beckett) to the hon. Member for Welwyn Hatfield (Grant Shapps), on 23 February 2009, Official Report, column 106W.
As I set out in a written ministerial statement on 1 December 2009, Official Report, column 119WS, we are also making £5 million available for studies to test the feasibility of the potential second wave bids for exemplar green developments, as well as £5 million for demonstrator projects.
Grant Shapps: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many energy performance certificates (EPCs) were lodged on the EPC Register between 18 September 2008 and 31 May 2009. 
Mr. Ian Austin [holding answer 4 March 2010]: A total of 1,639,834 domestic and 80,641 non domestic Energy Performance Certificates (EPC) were lodged on the EPC Registers between 18 September 2008 and 31 May 2009.
Grant Shapps: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what percentage of new dwellings have been built in designated Green Belt land in each region in each year since 1997. 
Mr. Ian Austin: Land Use Change Statistics Live Table 241 gives an annual regional breakdown of the percentage of new dwellings built within the 2008 designated green belt since 1989. The table can be found at:
Mr. Ian Austin: A table of figures on the number of households accepted by local housing authorities as owed a main homelessness duty between 1999-2000 and 2008-09 has been deposited in the Library of the House in response to the question I answered from the hon. Member for Castle Point (Bob Spink) on 23 June 2009, Official Report, column 843W.
Information is also collected and reported on the number of people who sleep rough-i.e. those who are literally roofless on a single night. Local authority data and count guidance can be found on the CLG website:
Mr. Stewart Jackson: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many (a) social and (b) private homes which meet the lifetime homes standard have been built in each year since the standard was introduced; and what targets there are for the number of (i) private and (ii) social homes to be built to the standard. 
Mr. Ian Austin: The following numbers are only those delivered via the National Affordable Housing Programme. The Lifetime Home Standard was also introduced in the Property and Regeneration Programme in 2005 and as such an increasing number of homes being delivered through this programme will attain the Lifetime Homes Standard. We do not hold this information centrally and the figures could be provided only at disproportionate cost.
There are no targets established for private sector homes to be built to the Lifetime Homes Standard. In the 2008 strategy 'Lifetime Homes Lifetime Neighbourhoods-a National Strategy for Housing in an Ageing Society' we stated: "Our aspiration is that by 2013 all new homes will be being built to Lifetime homes Standards" (paragraph 5 page 90).
Grant Shapps: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the average density of new dwellings was in each (a) region and (b) local authority area in each year since 1997. 
Land Use Change Statistics Live Table 232 gives a local authority level breakdown of the density of all new dwellings that were built. Estimates at a local authority level are provided as multi-year averages due to the volatile nature of the data at spatial levels lower than Government Office Region.
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