Manchester Declaration

Stephen McPartland: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent contribution his Department and its non-departmental bodies and agencies have made to implementation of the 2005 Manchester Declaration. [116101]

Mr Simon Burns: The Government published in May 2012 their information strategy for health and care in England, ‘The power, of information—Putting all of us in control of the health and care information we need’. This sets a 10-year framework to harness information and new technologies to achieve higher quality care and improve outcomes for patients and service users.

A copy of the publication has already been placed in the Library and further information is available at:

www.informationstrategy.dh.gov.uk

This strategy aligns with the European Union actions on eHealth through the Digital Agenda for Europe 2010-20.

Mental Health Services: Kent

Michael Fallon: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many people in Sevenoaks constituency are receiving treatment for mental health conditions; [116440]

(2) what the (a) mean and (b) median ages are of people receiving mental healthcare treatment in Sevenoaks constituency. [116443]

Paul Burstow: The information is not available in the format requested. Such information as is available is in the following table.

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Number of people using adult and elderly secondary mental health services by age in 2010-11 for Sevenoaks constituency
Age groupNumber

Under 18

55

18-35

569

36-64

880

65 and over

925

Total number of people

2,429

Notes: 1. Data for 2010-11 is the most up-to-date available. 2. The MHMDS only covers adults using secondary mental health services and is therefore only a subset of those people being treated for mental health illnesses. 3. The MHMDS does not contain the range required to provide a mean and median age of people receiving mental healthcare treatment. Instead, the above table shows data by age grouping. 4. The MHMDS is a record level dataset covering mainly specialist NHS mental health services for working age adults and people over the age of 65. Some (but not all) independent service providers who provide services on behalf of the NHS are also included. The MHMDS includes information from medium secure services but does not include information from the three high security hospitals. 5. The quality of MHMDS data has been improving over time in general and with respect to key items and trust level data quality reports. Improvement in the completeness of recording all the activity which should be included in MHMDS is less easy to measure, as the MHMDS records the packages of care received by individuals and these vary widely. Source: Health and Social Care Information Centre Mental Health Minimum Dataset (MHMDS) 2010-11 annual returns.

Michael Fallon: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cost of NHS mental healthcare treatment was in Sevenoaks constituency in each of the last five financial years. [116441]

Paul Burstow: The information requested is not held on a constituency level. The following table sets out mental health expenditure for West Kent primary care trust (PCT), for the years 2006-07 to 2010-11.

 Total expenditure (£000)
Programme Budgeting Category2006-072007-082008-092009-102010-11

5—Mental health disorders

56,800

106,636

97,321

101,577

115,228

This includes:

     

5a—Substance misuse

11,286

2,577

3,616

4,777

3,579

5b—Organic mental disorders

4,493

8,367

8,292

12,721

8,525

5c—Psychotic disorders

3,136

12,925

17,778

19,037

23,628

5d—Child and adolescent mental health disorders

4,730

6,817

11,100

11,905

9,163

5x—Mental health disorders (Other)

33,155

75,950

56,535

53,137

70,333

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Notes: 1. Estimates of expenditure are calculated using price paid for specific activities and services purchased from health care providers. PCTs follow standard guidance, procedures and mappings when calculating programme budgeting data. 2. Figures include expenditure across all sectors. Disease specific expenditure do not include expenditure on general practitioners (GP) contracts but do include prescribing expenditure. 3. Not all expenditure relating to ‘Mental Health disorders’ will be included within the figures given. Analysing expenditure for the programme budgeting return is complex, and there are some service areas where local commissioners do not have sufficient information to determine which expenditure on specific patients and conditions. In primary care, the majority of PCTs do not have information to identify the health care condition that was the main reason for a patients appointment with a GP or Practice Nurse. Additionally, for many patients the diagnosis may be unknown at the time of the appointment or the patient may have multiple conditions. For out-patient activity most PCTs do not have information to identify the health care condition that was the main reason for out-patient attendances. For community care, PCTs may not have sufficient information to accurately allocate expenditure to programme categories. 4. The allocation of expenditure to programme budgeting subcategories is not always straightforward, and subcategory level data should therefore be used with caution. 5.The programme budgeting data collection methodology and underlying data sources are subject to yearly changes to improve the data quality. Due to the significant changes made to calculation methodologies, it is not possible to make direct comparisons with programme budgeting data from previous years. Source: Annual PCT programme budgeting Programme Budgeting data collection

Michael Fallon: To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he has made an assessment of future demand for NHS mental healthcare treatment in (a) Sevenoaks constituency and (b) Kent. [116442]

Paul Burstow: No such assessment has been made centrally. The planning and provision of health care services is a matter for local national health service organisations.

Michael Fallon: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make an assessment of the role of voluntary organisations in providing mental healthcare treatment in (a) Sevenoaks constituency and (b) Kent. [116444]

Paul Burstow: The role of voluntary organisations in providing mental health services locally is a matter for local national health service organisations. Local voluntary and community organisations can draw on the wealth of experience of their local communities in meeting the needs of people they work with, including people experiencing poor mental health who may also feel socially excluded. Some of these organisations have experience of helping people to manage their own mental health better in the community—including through peer support services, user-led self-help groups, mentoring and befriending, and time-banking schemes, which enable service users to be both providers and recipients of support.

Well-managed and well-supported volunteering opportunities can help people to develop the skills and confidence to play a more active role in their own wellbeing and their community, and to influence the shape and scope of local services. Innovative approaches aimed at involving service users and the wider community can also help to break down barriers and reduce stigma.

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NHS: Drugs

Chris Ruane: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) whether his Department has established any inquiries into bribery by the pharmaceutical and drug sector related to treatment in the NHS in the last 30 years; [115956]

(2) what assessment he has made of the implications for his Department of the recent fining of UK pharmaceutical companies for bribing doctors in the US to prescribe anti-depressants to (a) children and (b) adults; and if he will make a statement. [115959]

Mr Simon Burns: No such inquiries have been established by the Department.

In the United Kingdom, the advertising of medicines is controlled by a combination of statutory measures (with both criminal and civil sanctions), enforced by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) and self-regulation through Codes of Practice for the pharmaceutical industry, administered by trade associations.

In addition, under the Bribery Act 2010, it is a criminal offence for an individual to give or receive a bribe. It is also a corporate offence if a business operating in the UK is found to have failed to prevent bribery.

The MHRA carried out an exhaustive investigation in 2008 into GlaxoSmithKline's compliance with legal obligations to report key safety information and on its promotion of unlicensed uses of Seroxat. That investigation concluded that the company could, and should, have communicated safety information sooner than they did but that the law was not sufficiently clear to support legal action. In response, both the UK legislation and European law on reporting requirements have been strengthened.

Obesity

Mr Barron: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what estimate he has made of the cost to the NHS of obesity and obesity-related conditions in (a) 2012, (b) 2015 and (c) 2020; [116434]

(2) what estimate he has made of the cost to the economy of obesity in (a) 2012, (b) 2015 and (c) 2020. [116436]

Anne Milton: The Department has not undertaken an assessment of the estimated cost of obesity to the national health service and the economy. However, a recent analysis of the economic burden of a range of risk factors for chronic disease estimated that overweight and obesity now cost the NHS £5.1 billion per year.

The Foresight team which is part of the Government Office for Science published “Tackling Obesities: Future Choices” in 2007. The Foresight team estimated the cost of obesity and overweight to society and the economy were almost £16 billion in 2007, with a potential to rise to just under £50 billion in 2050 if the increase in obesity rates were to continue unchecked.

Palliative Care

Jim Dobbin: To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to the NHS Outcomes Framework on Improving the experience of care for people at the end

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of their lives, whether the proposed indicator will measure whether people's wishes regarding a preferred place of death were met. [116111]

Paul Burstow: The proposed indicator for improving the experience of care for people at the end of their lives will be based on responses to the National Bereavement Survey (VOICES). This survey, which seeks the views of carers on the care that their loved one received, does contain questions regarding whether or not people were involved in decisions about their care and if their preferences and choices for care were met.

The findings from the first survey have been published by the Office for National Statistics at:

http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/subnational-health1/national-bereavement-survey--voices-/2011/stb-statistical-bulletin.html

with a complementary report, ‘First national VOICES survey of the bereaved: key findings report’, published by the Department. A copy of the Department's report has been placed in the Library.

The proposed indicator seeks to measure the quality of people's experience in the last three months of life.

Prescription Drugs

Chris Ruane: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many prescriptions were issued for the (a) (i) Paxil and (ii) Wellbutrin forms of anti-depressant and (b) Advair forms of asthma treatment in each year since its introduction. [115958]

Mr Simon Burns: Paxil (paroxetine) is marketed in the United Kingdom as Seroxat. Wellbutrin (bupropion) is not licensed as an anti-depressant in the UK. Advair (fluticasone propionate combined with salmeterol) is marketed as Seretide.

The table shows the number of prescription items dispensed in the community in England for Seroxat, Wellbutrin and Seretide for each available year(1). The specific indication for which a medicine is prescribed is not collected.

(1) 1991 is the earliest complete dataset available.

 Number of prescription items(1)
 SeroxatWellbutrinSeretide

1991

53,600

0

0

1992

316,361

0

0

1993

572,473

0

0

1994

784,982

0

0

1995

1,128,164

0

0

1996

1,691,474

5

0

1997

2,287,243

3

0

1998

2,719,180

12

0

1999

3,144,937

20

131,555

2000

3,452,272

8

463,075

2001

3,786,829

0

957,974

2002

2,125,004

0

1,477,565

2003

715,931

1

2,147,353

2004

376,282

0

3,048,477

2005

119,564

0

3,970,822

2006

101,617

0

4,711,504

2007

108,434

0

5,303,141

2008

141,707

0

5,831,964

2009

158,990

0

6,315,863

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2010

170,020

0

6,676,587

2011

173,354

0

6,917,503

(1) Does not include generic equivalents which may also have been dispensed. Source: Prescription Cost Analysis (PCA) system

Private Finance Initiative

Chris Skidmore: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what the total value is of PFI schemes signed between 1997 and 2010; and what estimate he has made of the amount it will cost the NHS to pay back these schemes; [116078]

(2) if he will place in the Library a copy of the total number of individual PFI schemes signed between 1999 and May 2010, the value of each individual scheme and the total estimated cost to pay back each scheme. [116079]

Mr Simon Burns: Information on the estimated annual revenue payments for the lifetime of each national health service private finance initiative (PFI) contract signed between 1997 and May 2010 can be found on the Treasury's website at:

www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/d/pfi_current_projects_list_march_2012.xls

These are the latest estimates collected from each Department for end of March 2012; the health sector schemes are clearly marked "Department of Health" and then "DH-Acute (i.e. Hospitals)". The initial capital cost of each scheme is shown in column R and the annual revenue payment in the columns headed ‘Unitary Charge Payment’.

The Treasury table shows that the total initial capital expenditure of the 102 NHS schemes that have been signed is £11.4 billion and the estimated total revenue payments is £76.2 billion. The revenue payment figures include not just the financing costs for initial construction but also the costs of all the other services such as building maintenance and support services (cleaning, catering, portering etc.) provided over the lifetime of the contract. The payments are subject to meeting agreed performance and quality standards and include an annual uprate assumption for inflation of 2.5%.

Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Carbon Emissions: Business

John Cryer: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what steps she plans to take to promote voluntary uptake of carbon reporting for companies not required to report under the mandatory scheme from April 2013; [116021]

(2) what discussions she has had with the organisations which supported a voluntary approach in response to her Department's consultation on greenhouse gas reporting. [116022]

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Richard Benyon: My noble Friend, Lord Taylor of Holbeach, and his predecessor, my noble Friend, Lord Henley, have met with a range of organisations to discuss greenhouse gas reporting, including the Freight Transport Association and the Manufacturers' Organisation for UK Manufacturing (EEF), which both supported a voluntary approach.

We will continue to work closely with the Carbon Disclosure Project, the Climate Standard Disclosure Board, and other non-governmental organisations to encourage voluntary measuring and reporting of greenhouse gases by non-quoted companies.

Teresa Pearce: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what evidence she plans to gather on the progress of mandatory carbon reporting for quoted companies to inform her post-implementation review in 2015. [116042]

Richard Benyon [holding answer 9 July 2012]:Details of the post-implementation review, and the evidence to be gathered, are set out in section 12 of the impact assessment on carbon reporting, which is available on DEFRA's website. The review will include evidence from a range of different stakeholders on the actual costs experienced by companies, as well as the benefits that they attribute to the process of mandatory reporting.

Common Fisheries Policy

Zac Goldsmith: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 25 June 2012, Official Report, column 17W, on Common Fisheries Policy, what agreement was reached at the meeting on 12 June 2012 on arrangements for providing member states to take non-discriminatory measures for the conservation and management of fish stocks which apply to foreign vessels fishing within their 12-mile limits. [115188]

Richard Benyon: The General Approach agreed at the Fisheries Council in Luxembourg on 12/13 June, maintains the current derogation setting out member state control over fishery activities in waters from 0 to 12 nautical miles. This includes provision to apply non discriminatory conservation and management measures in the 0 to 12 nautical mile zone.

Where such measures are liable to affect fishing vessels of other member states, they shall be adopted only after consultation with the Commission, relevant member states and relevant Advisory Councils. Member states may set a reasonable deadline for consultation on draft measures, but this should not be shorter than one month.

Pheasants

Mr Laurence Robertson: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much her Department has spent on protecting game birds from attacks by buzzards in each of the last five years for which figures are available; what spending has been allocated for this purpose over the next three years; and if she will make a statement. [115723]

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Richard Benyon [holding answer 6 July 2012]: DEFRA has not spent any money on directly protecting game birds from attacks by buzzards in the last five years, nor has any funding been allocated for this purpose over the next three years.

DEFRA has, however, funded the Food and Environment Research Agency to undertake a desk study in January 2012 entitled "Approaches to mitigating bird of prey conflicts with pheasants at release pens, outdoor poultry and lambs" at a total cost of £24,694. The report can be found on the DEFRA website.

DEFRA has made provision for up to £125,000 to be available in each of the current and following two financial years for additional research to look at the relationship between raptors (including buzzards), livestock, wildlife and game birds. DEFRA will collaborate with all the organisations that have an interest in this issue to identify and develop any future research proposals.

Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Business

Lisa Nandy: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent discussions she has had with the Deputy Prime Minister on mandatory greenhouse gas reporting for companies. [115927]

Richard Benyon [holding answer 9 July 2012]:The Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, has frequent discussions with Cabinet colleagues on a range of important issues, including mandatory corporate reporting of greenhouse gas emissions.

Natural Capital Committee

Mr Graham Stuart: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the budget is for the Natural Capital Committee in financial year 2012-13. [115646]

Richard Benyon: In 2012-13, the Natural Capital Committee has a budget of up to approximately £400,000, including administrative costs and research and development (R&D). From 2013-14 onwards, the budget is expected to increase to over £500,000, reflecting an increase in R&D activities.

Mr Graham Stuart: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what progress has been made on the Natural Capital Committee's work programme in 2012-13; and if she will make a statement. [115647]

Richard Benyon: The Natural Capital Committee met on 23 May and has begun to formulate a work programme around the terms of its remit. This is:

1. Advice on when, where and how natural assets are being used unsustainably.

2. Advice on how government should prioritise action.

3. Advice on research priorities to improve future advice.

The work programme is being developed and will be published as soon as it is ready.

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Prime Minister

G8

Hugh Bayley: To ask the Prime Minister to what extent his work as a member of the UN Secretary General's High Level Panel on the post-Millennium Development Goal framework will be reflected in the agenda for the UK presidency of the G8 Summit in 2013. [116074]

The Prime Minister: I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave to the hon. Member for Bury South (Mr Lewis), on 18 June 2012, Official Report, column 632W. The Government are developing a programme for the UK's G8 presidency.

Communities and Local Government

Housing Benefit: Greater London

Jeremy Corbyn: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the average change in private sector housing benefit supported rents in each London borough for the 12 months up to May 2012. [116062]

Steve Webb: I have been asked to reply on behalf of the Department for Work and Pensions.

The information is not available.

Housing: Construction

Jack Dromey: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when the £30 million announced in the Government's Housing Strategy in November 2011 will be available to support provision of short-term project finance to the self-build sector. [110411]

Grant Shapps: The £30 million Custom Build Homes investment fund to support provision of short-term project finance for group self build projects on a repayable basis was launched on 7 July 2012.

Full details can be obtained from the Homes and Communities Agency. Separate arrangements for London will be announced shortly by the Greater London Authority.

Housing: Greater London

Jeremy Corbyn: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many (a) council house, (b) housing association and (c) private sector housing units were completed in each London borough in (i) 2011-12 and (ii) 2012-13 to date; and how many he expects to be completed in 2013. [116019]

Grant Shapps: Statistics on house building in each English local authority are published on the Department for Communities and Local Government website in live table 253 at the following link.

http://www.communities.gov.uk/housing/housingresearch/housingstatistics/housingstatisticsby/housebuilding/livetables/

The Department does not forecast levels of overall house building.

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From 1 April 2012, the Mayor of London has had oversight of strategic housing, regeneration and economic development in London. The Mayor has clearly stated that over the next three years he anticipates delivering 55,000 affordable homes within London. Within the settlement letter agreed between this Department and the Greater London authority we are expecting them to deliver 36,000 affordable homes by March 2015.

Land Investment Companies

Gordon Henderson: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will review the (a) operation and (b) regulation of land investment companies. [110037]

Mr Hoban: I have been asked to reply on behalf of the Treasury.

Regulation of land investment companies which fall within the scope of Collective Investment Schemes (CIS) as defined in section 235 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 is a matter for the Financial Services Authority, as the independent regulator.

The Financial Services Authority keeps the coverage of collective investment schemes under review.

Local Government Finance

Mr Betts: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what specific grants and ring-fenced funding he has paid to local authorities in 2011-12; and what such grants and funding he plans to pay to local authorities in 2012-13. [115211]

Grant Shapps [holding answer 5 July 2012]:In line with Government policy my Department has not made any payments to local authorities that have been ring-fenced in 2011-12 and there are no plans to do so in 2012-13.

My Department paid specific grants to local authorities from a number of DCLG programmes in 2011-12 totalling £2.3 billion; the programmes are broken down in the following table. As set out in the Department's business plan we estimate that the Department will provide total funding for specific grants of around £1.5 billion in 2012-13. The details have not yet been finalised but funding will be from programmes including Disabled Facilities Grant, Decent Homes, Weekly Waste, Preventing Homelessness.

However as set out in the Statement of Intent published in June 2012 the Government has considered the scope for further simplification and will include a number of specific grants in the business rates retention system from April 2013.

All grant spending, including specific grants to local authorities, over £500 since 2008-09 is also published on the website as part of my Department's broader transparency agenda.

£000
Programme nameResource grantCapital grantTotal

Housing—New Homes Bonus

234,260

0

234,260

Housing—Affordable Housing programme

0

35,130

35,130

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Housing—Property and Regeneration programme

0

136,798

136,798

Housing—Preventing Homelessness(1)

131,635

0

131,635

Housing—Decent Homes programme

0

300,000

300,000

Housing—Other

7,247

40,705

47,952

Growing Places Fund

8,427

453,083

461,510

Disabled Facilities Grants

0

180,007

180,007

Fire

79,801

113,494

193,295

Decentralisation and Big Society

1,853

0

1,853

London Settlement (GLA)

321,552

28,230

349,782

Olympic Legacy and Thames Gateway

9,454

120,577

130,031

Troubled Families

8,519

0

8,519

Transition Grant(2)

96,199

0

96,199

Neighbourhood Management Pathfinder(2)

4,001

0

4,001

Other small grants

1,800

0

1,800

 

904,748

1,408,024

2,312,772

(1) Preventing Homeless was paid in part (£90,340) through Local Services Support Grant (2) Transition Grant and Neighbourhood Management Pathfinders grant were paid entirely through Local Services Support Grant

Manchester Declaration

Stephen McPartland: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what progress his Department and its agencies have made on implementation of the Manchester Declaration of 2005. [116365]

Robert Neill: My Department and its agencies support the Government's commitment to use digital technologies to transform the quality of public services, to improve transparency and accountability of public bodies, to secure value for money and foster economic growth. These objectives are consistent with the 2005 Manchester Declaration.

The forthcoming Departmental Digital Strategy, due to be published in December alongside the Government Digital Strategy, will describe these actions in more detail.

Non-domestic Rates

Priti Patel: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which local authorities will be (a) tariffed and (b) topped-up from 2013 following reforms to non-domestic rates; and what the amounts for each local authority will be. [115955]

Robert Neill: We will be consulting this summer on the technical details of the Business Rates Retention arrangements, including tariff and top-up proposals. This consultation will build on the proposals in the Government's response to consultation published in December 2011. We will set out our final proposals for which local authorities will be tariff and top-up in the provisional 2013-14 Local Government Finance settlement later this year.

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Departmental Pay

Rachel Reeves: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the lowest hourly rate is paid to staff by his Department; how many members of staff based outside London are paid less than £7.20 per hour; and how many members of staff based in London are paid less than £8.30 per hour. [116375]

Robert Neill: The lowest hourly rate to a member of staff in the Department for Communities and Local Government is £7.80 an hour.

There are no staff based outside London paid less than £7.20 an hour, and no staff based in London paid less than £8.30 an hour.

Planning Permission

Mr Andrew Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether he plans to allow local authorities to charge for planning applications received as a result of direction under Article 4 of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 1995. [116653]

Robert Neill: There are no plans to allow local authorities to charge for such applications.

The permitted development regime is set nationally, and seeks to strike a balance between allowing individual freedom to carry out development while protecting the interests of neighbours and the wider environment. As the nationally set criteria can have differing impacts when applied locally, local councils are able to consult the local community on whether to withdraw specific permitted development rights using article 4 directions. Where an article 4 direction is in place, a planning application must be submitted in the normal way, but no application fee is payable where the development would otherwise have been permitted under the General Permitted Development Order.

Rented Housing

Simon Wright: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will review the Housing Act 2004 and related legislation to entitle tenants to be re-housed when they have to leave their home for works to take place which are required of their landlord to comply with a local authority issued improvement notice. [115581]

Andrew Stunell: Statutory guidance already makes it clear that, in serving a prohibition order under the powers in the Housing Act 2004, local authorities should consider the availability of alternative housing for tenants who may need to be re-housed.

The guidance explains that, although in some cases, provision may have been made as part of the relevant tenancy agreement, in general terms, it is unreasonable to expect a private landlord, who may have a very small portfolio of only one or two properties, to re-house a tenant who has been made homeless as a result of the actions of a local authority.

The guidance—‘Housing Health and Safety Rating System, enforcement guidance’—can be found at:

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http://www.communities.gov.uk/documents/housing/pdf/safetyratingsystem.pdf

We have no plans to review the legislation or the associated guidance.

Social Impact Bonds and Home Bonuses

Nadine Dorries: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent discussions there have been within (a) his Department and (b) HM Treasury on (i) social impact bonds and (ii) home bonuses. [115809]

Grant Shapps: As a result of close working between my Department and Her Majesty's Treasury, in March this year we announced that £5 million has been set aside for a new Social Impact Bond to help London's persistent rough sleepers off the streets and into secure homes.

Ministers within the Department for Communities and Local Government regularly meet colleagues from Her Majesty's Treasury to discuss a range of matters. There are also regular discussions within the Department on a variety of issues.

Justice

Lost Working Days

Mr Ruffley: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the average number of working days lost was per person in (a) his Department and (b) each of its agencies in each of the last three years. [116096]

Mr Kenneth Clarke: The average number of working days lost by staff in the Ministry of Justice and its agencies in each of the last three years for which information is available, is provided in the following table:

Average working days lost
 2009-102010-112011-12

MoJ HQ(1)

8.5

4.6

6.1

Her Majesty's Courts and Tribunals Service(2)

(4)

8

7.4

The Office of the Public Guardian

(4)

6.2

6.1

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Wales Office(3)

(4)

4

Scotland Office(3)

(4)

2.3

The National Offender Management Service

10.7

10.1

9.8

Total for Department

10

9.2

8.9

(1) In 2011 HQ included additional staff from NOMS and Home Office as a result of Restructuring. (2) Her Majesty's Courts Service and the Tribunals Service merged on 1 April 2011. Data prior to this date have been aggregated. (3) Scotland and Wales Office ceased to be part of the MoJ from l April 2011 after moving to the Office of the Territories.

Probation: Essex

Mr Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what discussions he has had with Essex Probation on any (a) overspend and (b) underspend by the authority since July 2010; and if he will make a statement. [107553]

Mr Blunt: The National Offender Management Service holds quarterly contract review meetings with Essex Probation Trust, at which any or under or overspends are discussed.

Road Traffic Offences: Cycling

Gareth Johnson: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many cyclists have been prosecuted for wanton and furious cycling in each court division in each of the last 10 years; [115896]

(2) how many cyclists have been prosecuted for cycling offences in each court division in each of the last 10 years by type of offence. [115897]

Mr Blunt: Data held centrally on the Court Proceedings Database do not include information about all the circumstances behind each case other than which may be identified from a statute. From proceedings for offences of wanton and furious driving, it is not possible to specifically identify whether the defendant was a cyclist.

The number of defendants proceeded against at magistrates courts for selected cycling offences, by Police Force Area, in England and Wales, from 2001 to 2011, can be viewed in the table as follows:

Defendants proceeded against at magistrates court for selected cycling offences, by Police Force Area, England and Wales, 2001-11(1,2)
Offence and Police Force Area20012002200320042005200620072008(3)200920102011

Pedal cycle—riding to common danger

           

City of London

1

1

Humberside

1

Merseyside

1

Metropolitan Police

1

3

1

Northumbria

1

Total

1

2

4

2

1

            

Cyclists fail to stop on signal and failing to comply with traffic signals or signs

           

Avon and Somerset

2

1

1

1

1

3

2

Cambridgeshire

1

1

14

3

1

11 July 2012 : Column 253W

11 July 2012 : Column 254W

Cheshire

3

1

2

City of London

3

2

3

1

3

11

14

36

Cumbria

7

8

3

1

4

2

1

1

Derbyshire

1

1

Devon and Cornwall

1

1

Dorset

1

1

Essex

1

1

1

Gloucestershire

2

1

Greater Manchester

3

2

5

1

2

1

1

Hampshire

2

3

1

3

2

2

1

2

Hertfordshire

1

1

Humberside

1

1

5

3

2

3

4

3

3

Kent

1

1

Lancashire

1

1

1

1

Lincolnshire

2

1

Merseyside

1

2

1

Metropolitan Police

2

4

11

3

2

10

5

8

11

19

137

Norfolk

2

1

1

1

3

2

North Yorkshire

9

1

1

1

5

1

3

1

2

Northamptonshire

1

1

Northumbria

4

3

5

15

14

8

4

4

6

4

4

Nottinghamshire

1

1

1

South Yorkshire

1

3

Staffordshire

1

Suffolk

4

Surrey

2

Sussex

3

1

1

2

Thames Valley

3

1

1

1

1

1

West Mercia

1

1

1

West Midlands

2

3

West Yorkshire

1

Wiltshire

1

Gwent

2

1

1

North Wales

1

South Wales

1

2

Total

38

19

38

35

35

55

22

34

48

63

199

            

Bicycle, more than one person carried

           

Bedfordshire

1

Cumbria

1

1

3

Devon and Cornwall

1

Gloucestershire

1

Greater Manchester

1

1

Hampshire

2

Humberside

1

1

1

Kent

1

1

Lincolnshire

1

Metropolitan Police

1

1

North Yorkshire

1

2

Northamptonshire

2

Northumbria

1

1

1

1

1

1

South Yorkshire

1

Staffordshire

1

Suffolk

3

2

2

Surrey

1

West Mercia

1

1

1

West Midlands

1

2

West Yorkshire

1

Wiltshire

1

Total

3

5

5

4

7

4

5

3

3

2

8

            

11 July 2012 : Column 255W

11 July 2012 : Column 256W

Pedal cycles—riding on footpath

           

Avon and Somerset

4

2

1

3

3

5

4

3

Bedfordshire

1

1

1

2

1

Cambridgeshire

3

3

5

5

3

Cheshire

1

City of London

1

4

3

1

3

7

2

5

4

Cleveland

1

1

2

10

6

2

1

3

Cumbria

26

12

8

14

17

12

9

4

3

4

2

Derbyshire

2

1

1

Devon and Cornwall

2

4

1

2

2

2

1

Dorset

3

2

2

3

1

14

1

5

2

Durham

1

1

3

1

Essex

2

1

1

3

6

3

7

3

Gloucestershire

1

1

5

2

1

Greater Manchester

5

7

14

7

4

1

4

6

6

6

15

Hampshire

6

5

14

8

6

6

9

20

16

8

21

Hertfordshire

2

1

2

2

2

Humberside

25

18

7

8

20

11

12

13

42

72

51

Kent

1

2

3

4

4

1

1

1

Lancashire

2

1

3

4

2

2

1

2

2

Leicestershire

5

2

1

1

3

1

1

Lincolnshire

3

2

1

3

5

2

1

2

Merseyside

3

3

6

6

4

1

3

5

9

13

10

Metropolitan Police

11

8

10

17

29

48

17

18

49

153

254

Norfolk

1

1

1

2

2

3

1

3

6

North Yorkshire

1

1

1

7

7

3

6

5

8

5

6

Northamptonshire

1

1

Northumbria

15

3

10

14

15

26

21

21

8

28

15

Nottinghamshire

1

1

4

5

4

4

10

5

4

South Yorkshire

1

1

Staffordshire

2

1

1

Suffolk

2

3

1

1

2

1

2

Surrey

1

1

1

1

Sussex

1

3

1

2

1

1

1

3

4

Thames Valley

1

1

1

1

1

2

2

West Mercia

8

9

1

4

4

3

3

1

4

1

West Midlands

1

2

1

3

1

8

6

6

2

West Yorkshire

2

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

2

Wiltshire

2

3

4

3

2

3

2

1

1

Dyfed-Powys

1

1

Gwent

1

1

2

North Wales

1

1

South Wales

1

1

1

1

Total

139

94

95

118

143

145

149

144

204

342

412

            

Offences connected with pedal cycles; in relation to pedestrian crossings

           

Bedfordshire

1

Cleveland

1

Devon and Cornwall

1

Dyfed-Powys

1

Total

1

2

1

            

Pedal cycles—failing to obey signal

           

Cambridgeshire

1

2

City of London

2

Cleveland

1

Derbyshire

1

Greater Manchester

1

11 July 2012 : Column 257W

11 July 2012 : Column 258W

Hampshire

3

2

1

Merseyside

1

Metropolitan Police

1

1

1

1

North Yorkshire

4

1

Staffordshire

2

Thames Valley

1

1

South Wales

1

6

2

2

3

Total

9

8

5

6

3

5

6

            

Riding, causing or permitting riding a bicycle with defective brakes

           

Avon and Somerset

1

1

1

1

Bedfordshire

1

Cambridgeshire

1

1

1

City of London

2

1

Cleveland

2

2

1

1

Cumbria

2

1

1

1

1

Derbyshire

1

Devon and Cornwall

1

1

Dorset

1

1

Durham

1

Gloucestershire

1

Greater Manchester

1

3

2

5

1

1

1

Hampshire

2

1

Humberside

3

1

3

1

1

3

2

2

Kent

1

Lancashire

1

1

Leicestershire

1

1

Lincolnshire

1

1

1

1

Merseyside

1

1

3

6

4

4

Metropolitan Police

1

2

1

2

2

1

1

2

Norfolk

2

1

1

North Yorkshire

1

1

1

2

1

Northumbria

1

4

5

1

1

3

7

1

4

3

1

Nottinghamshire

1

2

South Yorkshire

1

Staffordshire

1

1

Suffolk

1

1

Surrey

1

Warwickshire

1

1

West Mercia

1

1

1

West Midlands

1

1

1

1

1

2

West Yorkshire

1

Wiltshire

1

Dyfed-Powys

2

Gwent

1

Total

16

12

12

21

14

18

20

17

14

16

10

            

Dangerous riding by pedal cyclist

           

Avon and Somerset

1

1

2

2

Cambridgeshire

1

1

2

Cheshire

1

1

City of London

2

1

Cleveland

1

2

Cumbria

1

1

2

2

1

1

Derbyshire

2

3

1

1

Devon and Cornwall

1

3

1

1

Dorset

1

1

Durham

2

Essex

1

1

1

2

2

11 July 2012 : Column 259W

11 July 2012 : Column 260W

Gloucestershire

1

1

Greater Manchester

2

2

3

2

2

1

1

2

Hampshire

2

1

4

2

1

2

1

2

Humberside

1

1

1

2

3

1

Kent

1

1

Lancashire

3

1

1

2

Leicestershire

2

1

1

1

Lincolnshire

1

1

Merseyside

1

2

2

1

1

1

1

Metropolitan Police

3

3

3

10

11

2

11

5

7

14

13

Norfolk

1

1

1

North Yorkshire

1

3

1

1

2

2

1

Northamptonshire

1

Northumbria

3

4

3

4

4

3

6

7

2

6

2

Nottinghamshire

1

1

South Yorkshire

5

1

1

Staffordshire

1

Suffolk

1

1

1

Surrey

1

1

1

1

Sussex

1

3

1

Thames Valley

1

1

1

West Mercia

1

3

1

1

2

1

West Midlands

2

1

1

2

1

4

4

1

2

West Yorkshire

3

1

1

Wiltshire

1

Dyfed-Powys

1

Gwent

1

1

North Wales

2

South Wales

1

2

2

1

1

Total

30

27

21

37

33

25

27

25

21

41

40

            

Careless riding by pedal cyclist

           

Avon and Somerset

3

4

2

9

3

6

5

2

3

4

Bedfordshire

1

1

Cambridgeshire

5

2

2

2

3

5

2

Cheshire

2

1

2

1

1

1

1

City of London

2

1

2

8

2

1

2

3

4

Cleveland

2

1

1

1

Cumbria

1

3

6

4

4

2

2

1

4

4

Derbyshire

1

1

Devon and Cornwall

2

4

4

2

1

2

1

2

2

2

Dorset

1

1

1

1

1

2

1

3

Durham

2

1

3

Essex

6

6

4

1

2

2

4

Gloucestershire

4

3

1

1

2

2

Greater Manchester

6

4

2

1

1

3

5

3

2

5

Hampshire

2

3

4

2

2

3

4

3

6

Hertfordshire

3

1

1

1

Humberside

1

2

5

2

2

5

5

6

Kent

1

1

3

1

2

2

1

1

1

1

Lancashire

1

1

3

5

1

1

2

3

1

Leicestershire

2

2

2

3

1

2

1

2

1

Lincolnshire

1

1

1

4

2

2

4

Merseyside

3

1

7

5

1

2

5

2

Metropolitan Police

13

13

6

15

10

20

15

15

23

29

45

Norfolk

1

3

2

1

4

1

3

2

1

5

North Yorkshire

2

6

2

3

1

2

2

1

4

Northamptonshire

1

1

3

1

1

1

Northumbria

5

6

2

7

8

5

10

4

8

5

3

Nottinghamshire

5

1

1

1

2

1

1

South Yorkshire

1

1

1

1

3

11 July 2012 : Column 261W

11 July 2012 : Column 262W

Staffordshire

1

2

3

1

2

1

2

Suffolk

1

1

1

2

1

2

3

Surrey

1

1

1

1

1

3

2

1

Sussex

1

1

2

Thames Valley

1

2

1

6

3

1

1

3

Warwickshire

3

2

2

2

2

1

West Mercia

8

2

3

7

3

9

6

6

7

5

3

West Midlands

3

2

2

5

3

3

3

5

5

2

4

West Yorkshire

2

5

1

1

2

1

2

1

Wiltshire

2

3

3

1

1

3

Dyfed-Powys

1

1

1

Gwent

1

North Wales

1

1

1

South Wales

2

3

5

2

1

3

1

4

Total

75

66

77

94

81

88

70

88

95

103

120

            

Pedal cyclist riding under the influence of drink or drugs

           

Avon and Somerset

2

1

2

3

3

1

1

Bedfordshire

2

Cambridgeshire

1

Cheshire

2

1

3

City of London

1

1

1

1

Cleveland

1

1

1

Cumbria

1

1

1

1

2

1

3

1

1

1

Derbyshire

1

1

2

1

1

2

4

1

1

Devon and Cornwall

1

2

1

1

Dorset

1

1

1

1

Durham

3

1

1

1

2

1

Essex

1

1

2

1

3

Gloucestershire

1

1

Greater Manchester

6

8

7

2

1

2

1

Hampshire

2

2

4

3

2

3

1

1

1

3

Hertfordshire

2

1

2

8

1

1

1

Humberside

3

1

1

2

2

1

2

Kent

1

2

2

1

Lancashire

2

2

1

1

1

1

2

1

Leicestershire

1

1

4

1

Lincolnshire

1

1

2

Merseyside

1

2

2

1

2

4

1

2

4

5

Metropolitan Police

1

2

4

4

3

5

2

4

2

4

2

Norfolk

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

3

North Yorkshire

1

1

1

2

1

Northumbria

5

6

7

6

7

6

4

3

1

3

2

Nottinghamshire

1

1

1

South Yorkshire

1

1

1

1

Staffordshire

1

2

1

1

Suffolk

1

2

1

2

Surrey

2

1

Sussex

1

1

1

2

2

1

Thames Valley

2

2

1

1

1

1

Warwickshire

2

2

1

1

West Mercia

3

2

1

3

2

3

3

4

1

1

West Midlands

1

1

1

3

2

7

1

1

1

1

West Yorkshire

1

1

1

1

2

Wiltshire

1

1

1

1

Dyfed-Powys

1

3

3

3

1

1

Gwent

1

4

1

3

1

North Wales

1

1

3

2

1

2

South Wales

3

4

2

1

2

Total

46

44

55

45

51

55

40

37

21

28

30

            

11 July 2012 : Column 263W

11 July 2012 : Column 264W

Promoting unauthorised cycle race on public highway

           

Merseyside

1

2

2

Total

1

2

2

            

Use pedal cycle on an excluded road

           

Avon and Somerset

1

1

Cambridgeshire

1

Cheshire

1

1

1

Cleveland

1

Durham

1

Greater Manchester

1

1

2

Hertfordshire

1

Humberside

1

2

Lancashire

1

1

Metropolitan Police

1

Northumbria

2

South Yorkshire

1

1

West Mercia

1

West Yorkshire

1

Total

3

2

1

7

1

2

5

4

            

Pedal cycle wilfully obstructing the highway

           

Northamptonshire

1

Thames Valley

1

West Midlands

1

Total

1

1

1

            

Rider of cycle failing to give name and address when alleged to have been cycling recklessly, dangerously, carelessly or inconsiderately

           

Avon and Somerset

1

Dorset

1

Essex

1

Greater Manchester

1

Hertfordshire

1

Humberside

1

Metropolitan Police

1

1

2

1

1

West Mercia

1

West Yorkshire

1

Total

2

1

1

2

1

3

2

1

1

            

Pedal cycle lighting and reflector offences (RVL Regs 1984)

           

Avon and Somerset

5

2

1

1

1

2

11

17

11

9

10

Bedfordshire

1

Cambridgeshire

1

1

1

35

2

7

1

1

Cheshire

5

7

3

2

1

1

City of London

1

2

2

3

Cleveland

2

7

1

2

2

1

4

Cumbria

20

14

12

43

44

25

28

9

3

2

7

Derbyshire

1

1

2

Devon and Cornwall

4

1

1

2

1

5

Dorset

3

2

1

1

17

5

1

3

Durham

3

1

2

3

1

Essex

3

2

1

3

2

4

Gloucestershire

1

1

10

3

5

Greater Manchester

13

13

21

7

12

6

2

5

9

10

14

11 July 2012 : Column 265W

11 July 2012 : Column 266W

Hampshire

24

21

14

8

15

19

3

4

7

2

5

Hertfordshire

1

1

1

1

Humberside

32

23

22

9

11

2

8

10

19

31

21

Kent

1

1

1

1

1

3

Lancashire

5

5

5

3

1

1

1

1

4

2

Leicestershire

1

Lincolnshire

1

5

1

1

1

3

1

Merseyside

3

4

2

5

5

2

3

3

3

Metropolitan Police

2

1

4

8

5

8

1

3

4

7

Norfolk

6

3

1

8

2

5

1

4

3

2

4

North Yorkshire

9

9

78

8

37

3

8

7

6

4

6

Northamptonshire

4

1

Northumbria

15

25

29

34

42

75

55

23

27

32

31

Nottinghamshire

2

1

1

3

1

South Yorkshire

1

1

2

1

2

2

Staffordshire

2

2

1

1

1

3

Suffolk

3

4

1

5

4

3

3

4

1

Surrey

1

1

1

1

Sussex

2

1

1

1

Thames Valley

1

1

2

2

2

1

1

1

Warwickshire

6

West Mercia

12

7

5

8

11

5

5

3

1

1

4

West Midlands

2

1

2

2

2

3

3

6

2

3

West Yorkshire

1

Wiltshire

3

2

1

1

4

1

Dyfed-Powys

2

4

1

2

2

2

1

Gwent

1

2

2

1

North Wales

1

1

1

1

South Wales

4

1

2

6

1

Total

179

180

213

175

215

201

158

135

125

120

144

            

Failing to stop pedal cycle when required by constable

           

Avon and Somerset

1

Cambridgeshire

1

Cheshire

1

City of London

1

4

3

Cleveland

1

1

1

Cumbria

1

1

1

1

1

1

Derbyshire

2

Durham

4

2

1

1

Essex

6

1

Gloucestershire

1

Greater Manchester

2

1

2

2

Hampshire

2

5

2

5

Hertfordshire

1

Humberside

3

2

2

2

1

3

1

1

Kent

1

1

2

Lancashire

3

1

Leicestershire

1

1

Lincolnshire

3

Merseyside

3

4

1

Metropolitan Police

1

9

27

26

43

32

37

48

38

Norfolk

1

1

2

North Yorkshire

1

Northumbria

1

1

2

4

2

Nottinghamshire

1

1

2

1

South Yorkshire

1

Staffordshire

1

Suffolk

1

1

Surrey

1

1

2

Sussex

1

1

1

11 July 2012 : Column 267W

11 July 2012 : Column 268W

Thames Valley

1

1

1

1

Warwickshire

1

West Mercia

2

1

1

West Midlands

1

1

2

West Yorkshire

1

1

1

Wiltshire

1

1

1

1

Gwent

1

South Wales

1

26

1

Total

17

5

8

50

36

35

61

46

60

65

54

(1) The figures given in the table on court proceedings relate to persons for whom these offences were the principal offences for which they were dealt with. When a defendant has been found guilty of two or more offences it is the offence for which the heaviest penalty is imposed. Where the same disposal is imposed for two or more offences, the offence selected is the offence for which the statutory maximum penalty is the most severe. (2) Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from large administrative data systems generated by the courts and police forces. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when those data are used. (3) Excludes data for Cardiff magistrates court for April, July and August 2008. Source: Justice Statistics Analytical Services—Ministry of Justice