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The Department for Communities and Local Government came into existence on 5 May 2006 and information about compulsory or flexible early retirements prior to this date can be provided only at disproportionate cost.
Justine Greening: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the value was of each indicator in the (a) income, (b) employment, (c) health, (d) education, (e) barriers to housing and services, (f) crime and (g) living environment domain of the indices of deprivation for each London borough in each year since 2000. 
Ms Rosie Winterton: The indices of deprivation 2007 and 2004 (ID 2007 and ID 2004) were constructed at Lower Super Output Area (LSOA) level. LSOAs are consistent in size and over time, and allow identification of small pockets of deprivation. This also overcomes difficulties in producing statistics for electoral wards associated with frequent boundary changes. There are 32,482 LSOAs in England.
Domains within the Indices of Deprivation are independent dimensions of multiple deprivation, each with their own impact on multiple deprivation relative to its importance. In the ID2004 and ID2007 the overall IMD was constructed by combining the individual domain indices using explicit weights, driven by theoretical considerations and research into the issue of weighting carried out by the University of St. Andrews (Dibben et al., 2007(1)). The weightings are as follows:
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Six summary measures of the Indices of Multiple Deprivation 2007 and 2004 have been produced at both local authority district and unitary authority levels. The summary measures at district level focus on different aspects of multiple deprivation in the area. The six measures are Average Score, Average Rank, Extent, Local Concentration, Income Scale, and Employment Scale.
(1) Dibben, C, Atherton, I., Cox, M., Watson, V., Ryan, M. and Sutton, M. (2007) Investigating the Impact of Changing the Weights that Underpin the Index of Multiple Deprivation 2004, London: Communities and Local Government
Sarah Teather: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will estimate the cost to the public purse of the council tax discount in respect of empty homes in each year since 2004. 
Robert Neill: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 6 January 2010, Official Report, column 366W, on the European Regional Development Fund, if he will place in the Library a copy of each audit report on an English European Regional Development Fund programme which has been produced in the last 24 months. 
Ms Rosie Winterton: The European Court of Auditors and European Commission have produced three audit reports on 2000-06 English ERDF programmes in the last 24 months. However, these reports contain classified financial information about individual organisations and it would be inappropriate for me to place copies of the reports in the Library.
Mrs. Spelman: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much had been paid in fines consequent on irregularities relating to the European Regional Development Fund programme since 1997 at the latest date for which figures are available; and what his most recent estimate is of the contingent liabilities in respect of such irregularities. 
Ms Rosie Winterton: The Commission does not impose fines on member states in relation to irregularities found during the course of applying management controls to the administration of European Regional Development Funds (ERDF). It does apply Financial Corrections where, in its view, those management controls have not met the high standard they require. These are estimated to remove that element of funds not subject to audit that might have been found to be irregular.
The only Financial Correction applied to the 2000-2006 ERDF programmes was imposed on the NW Objective 2 and URBAN programmes for failures in management control (Article 4 of regulation (EC) 438/2001). This amounted to €30,886,153. The total value of the programmes is €860,000,000.
The latest estimate of contingent liabilities arising from possible Financial Corrections and other disallowances was published in the recent Spring Supplementary Estimates as £113,450,000. My Department will be reviewing this figure in the context of the 2009-2010 resource accounts to be published in June.
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1 We do not hold figures for 1996-1997 and 1997-1998 and do not have a breakdown of expenditure prior to 2005-06.
2. Since 2008-09, funding for the Greater London Authority for TfL and the LDA, which GOL had administered since 2000, is now directly administered by DFT and BIS.
3. From 2009-10 responsibility for European Programmes was transferred to the Greater London Authority.
4. The figures for 2009-10 are allocations rather than expenditure.
5. All figures are rounded.
Robert Neill: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what the (a) running cost and (b) aggregate programme expenditure was of the Government Office for each region in 2009-10; 
(2) pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Falmouth and Camborne of 24 February 2010, Official Report, column 611W, on Government Offices for the Regions: finance, what the aggregate monetary value was of programme budgets in the most recent year for which figures are available. 
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