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Lord Alton of Liverpool asked Her Majesty's Government:
What assessment they have made of the representations of the Lodge Lane Regeneration Group, Toxteth, Liverpool, concerning the future of the Groves; how many of the empty properties in this area are owned by housing associations; and what consideration they have given to requiring these properties to be placed for sale on the open market with priority given to local residents who wish to become owner-occupiers. [HL358]
The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (Baroness Andrews): I am not aware of any representations from the Lodge Lane Regeneration Group concerning the future of the Groves being received by Her Majesty's Government, although I understand that written evidence from the group was submitted earlier this year to the ODPM Select Committee's inquiry into empty homes and low demand pathfinder. The committee's report has since been published. The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister will be responding to the Select Committee in due course.
I understand, that of the 62 empty properties in the Groves, 19 are owned by housing associations; that the Liverpool City Council and its housing association partners are currently considering a number of options for regenerating the housing market in this area; and that this consideration involves local residents and the Lodge Lane Regeneration Group.
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Lord Brightman asked Her Majesty's Government:
Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Warner on 26 May (WA 22), whether they consider that a wrong limb amputation is so tragic an event that information on occurrences should be held centrally. [HL863]
The Minister of State, Department of Health (Lord Warner): The Government agree that an amputation of a wrong limb is a tragic event. While information on such occurrences has not been systematically reported to a central patient safety database in the past, through the establishment of the National Patient Safety Agency and its national reporting and learning system we have set in train the necessary arrangements for the collection of such information at a national level.
Earl Howe asked Her Majesty's Government:
What is their view of the development of slimming on referral by Greater and Central Derby primary care trusts and Slimming World; what assessment they have made of the success of this project and the number of primary care trusts currently offering such referral schemes; and what steps they intend to take to promote trusts' awareness and adoption of such schemes; and [HL939]
What progress has been made in ensuring that primary care trusts produce strategies to address the problem of obesity; what guidance and resources are made available to such trusts to assist them in
Lord Warner: The Government are aware of the work of Slimming World in Greater and Central Derby primary care trust (PCT). The White Paper Choosing Health makes a commitment to look into the role the independent sector, including Slimming World and programmes such as slimming on referral, can play in providing effective behaviour change programmes.
As part of the local delivery plan process, strategic health authorities are required to submit plans to tackle obesity. These have been received and are being assessed. The promised obesity care pathway, weight loss guide and obesity toolkit will help to support PCTs in delivering their plans, prior to the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence guidance in 2007.
Lord Stoddart of Swindon asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether they have had any discussions with Reading Borough Council concerning a proposal to convert the inner distribution road to a one-way traffic system; and whether the proposal emanated from Reading Borough Council or the Department for Transport. [HL870]
Lord Davies of Oldham: Officials have previously received presentations on the proposal and it has also been raised in general discussions on the future direction of transport within Reading. The proposal emanates for Reading Borough Council.
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