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DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER

Manchester City Council

Mr. Vaz: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister when he last met the leader of Manchester city council. [64226]

The Deputy Prime Minister: I last met the leader of Manchester city council on 25 September 2001.

Special Advisers

Mr. Pickles: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many special advisers serve in his Department; and what the total of their annual salaries is. [67551]

Mr. Raynsford: The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister has three special adviser posts, two and a half of which are currently filled. It is not normal practice to release details of salaries paid.

Comprehensive Spending Review

Mr. Bercow: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many staff have contributed to his Department's input to the spending review. [68690]

Mr. Leslie: The spending review involves a comprehensive assessment of the Department's performance, priorities and resource requirements and a wide range of staff make a contribution.

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Homelessness

Brian White: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many people were accepted as homeless in each of the unitary authorities in each of the last five years; and how many were accommodated in bed and breakfast establishments. [69345]

Mr. McNulty: Summary information on activity under statutory homelessness provisions is reported to the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister by local authorities in England. This includes the number of households accepted under the homelessness provisions of the 1985

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and 1996 Housing Acts as being eligible for assistance, unintentionally homeless and in priority need, and the number of these households resident in various types of temporary accommodation, including bed and breakfast hotels, at the end of each quarter.

National and regional figures are presented in a quarterly Statistical Release, and an accompanying Supplementary Table also summarises reported information at local authority level. Both of these are available in the Library and via the ODPM website.

A summary of available information for the 46 unitary authorities in England is presented in the following table.

Households accepted as unintentionally homeless and in priority need during year Homeless households in bed and breakfast accommodation as at end March
1996–971997–981998–991999–20002000–01199719981999200020012002
Bath and North East Somerset405299294269364103542724
Blackburn with Darwen444187198182232(14)(14)(14)(14)(14)(14)
Blackpool899896118132(14)(14)(14)(14)(14)(14)
Bournemouth2572813934965121614(14)7610296
Bracknell Forest62557365592648153
Brighton and Hove9146318689251,112135142171248282291
Bristol1,6211,4089741,1531,4444449866596149
Darlington875172211197(14)82611
Derby1,1141,2451,2581,0651,085(14)1(14)311
East Riding of Yorkshire24428130730528941(14)(14)21
Halton3081631471262163(15)(15)(14)5(15)
Hartlepool2091611312232401(14)3(14)(14)(14)
Herefordshire32418725430427818117711
Isle of Wight283322270296297275671546872
Kingston upon Hull273114153230270(14)(14)(14)(15)(14)(14)
Leicester1,0212827476927741(15)(15)(14)(14)(15)
Luton260195209229261105453325
Medway262238113170355(14)13165852
Middlesbrough4724844064084147672212
Milton Keynes5595785376131,035(14)(14)(14)(14)22
North East Lincolnshire2341631318795(14)22(14)(14)(14)
North Lincolnshire166230260249259(14)(14)(14)(14)(14)1
North Somerset215214362318343714152327
Nottingham City1,07490894388188072(15)(15)6(15)
Peterborough169125951271705(14)38163
Plymouth7919409111,0191,112172436705594
Poole135153134125170(14)4048436042
Portsmouth559413670547529181914201821
Reading59058346443346833273136
Redcar and Cleveland6574795054194395445322130(15)
Rutland2416106101(14)(14)(14)(14)(14)
Slough142148213249291(14)18141622
South Gloucestershire40140339240357031474774128142
Southampton53758466375868631(14)(14)17
Southend-on-Sea71778391121(14)33215024
Stockton-on-Tees3901581992422873(14)7219
Stoke-on-Trent232171163193233(14)1(14)1(14)(14)
Swindon432408377255277(15)(15)109147
Telford and Wrekin374341341316352(14)(14)(14)(14)(14)(14)
Thurrock88174163130186(14)(14)(14)(14)5(15)
Torbay1842532261851395611413(15)
Warrington371295215273335(14)(14)3(14)(14)(15)
West Berkshire237225209204169(14)11611(14)
Windsor and Maidenhead250105427749612202685
Wokingham136112122143941(14)2116(15)
York196280393282495131826246841

(14) Denotes nil (0)

(15) Denotes data not reported

Sources:

Acceptances: ODPM annual Housing Investment Programme (HIP) returns

Bed and breakfast: ODPM quarterly P1E housing activity and HIP returns


Social Exclusion

Clive Efford: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what action he is taking to identify deprived communities at sub-ward level to ensure that they are not excluded from future Government programmes to combat poverty and social exclusion. [69511]

Mr. McNulty: The Government's Neighbourhood Statistics initiative will aim to provide deprivation-related data at sub-ward level in the future.

In addition, the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister will shortly award a contract to investigate how the Indices of Deprivation 2000 (the current measure used

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to identify deprived neighbourhoods) may be further developed and, where possible, updated.

As part of this contract, the researchers will assess the potential for further developing the indices to sub-ward level.


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