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Further to the Written Answer by Lord Rooker on 3 June (WA 47), why the average salary of a legally qualified employee in the Public Prosecution Service for Northern Ireland increased by 18.8 per cent between 200607 and 200708; and whether this increase will be maintained annually. [HL4660]
Lord Rooker: The average salary has not increased by 18.8 per cent. Although total salaries have increased, so too has the average number of staff for each periodin line with the number identified by a capacity model at the Public Prosecution Service inception.
The average salary of legally trained staff actually fell over the period 2006-07 as the major increase in staff numbers was at the lowest grade (equivalent to deputy principal). The average salary of legally trained staff rose by 2.6 per cent between 2006-07 and 2007-08.
Whether they will reconsider the target to halve the number of people in temporary accommodation between 31 December 2004 and 2010 in the light of current economic circumstances and changing conditions in the housing market; and, if not, why not; and [HL4700]
Whether local authorities which had few households living in temporary accommodation on 31 December 2004 should be excluded from the target for each local authority to halve the number in such accommodation by 2010. [HL4701]
The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Communities and Local Government (Baroness Andrews):Sustainable Communities: Settled Homes; Changing LivesA Strategy for Tackling Homelessness continues to represent our policy for tackling and preventing homelessness, which includes
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Meeting the 2010 temporary accommodation target is a national target and therefore it is essential that all local authorities contribute to the achievement of a 5 per cent reduction in temporary accommodation use. We see this target, and effective implementation of the measures needed to achieve it, as milestones on a route towards a longer-term minimum level of homelessness and temporary accommodation use in every area.
We are conscious that the number of households in temporary accommodation will vary significantly from one area to another. Our main focus is on those authorities with the highest numbers in temporary accommodation. We are taking a proportionate approach to working with authorities with low numbers in temporary accommodation.
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