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Justine Greening: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment her Department has made of the cost to local authorities arising from the Border and Immigration Agencys Case Resolution Programme. 
We have been working closely with local authorities to help mitigate impacts, including via a transitional costs fund. The financial support available will depend on the claims made by local authorities. Funding will be available for some items of expenditure incurred by local authorities on an agreed cohort of supported families cases processed by the agency. We cannot therefore accurately estimate the level of funding required.
Mr. Pickles: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what the cash value was of payments made by local authority employers, including secondary contributions, to the local government pension scheme in each year since 1996-97; 
(2) what the estimated cost to employers of the local government pension scheme was in each financial year since 1996-97 in (a) actual terms and (b) excluding the 20 per cent. of costs which relate to non-local authority employers. 
John Healey: The amount of contributions paid by English local authority employers in the local government pension scheme, excluding the 20 per cent. of costs which relate to non-local authority employers, for the period 1996-97 to 2006-07 is shown in the following table. These data relate to payments made under the scheme that ceased to have effect on 31 March 2008. Since then, contributions paid by employers and employees continue to be made under the new local government pension scheme which came into effect on 1 April 2008.
|Total cost||Total cost excluding estimated non-local authority employer costs of 20 per cent.|
These data represent the actual amount of contributions paid by employers participating in the scheme according to annual returns submitted to the Department by scheme administering authorities in England. The returns include all contributions paid by scheme employers.
Derek Wyatt: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when she will reply to the representation of the hon. Member for Sittingbourne and Sheppey on behalf of his constituent Mr. Trevor Bailess on the Home Information Pack scheme. 
The role of the Local Government Taskforce (LGTF), since its establishment in 2000, has been to embed good construction principles in local government and provide a link between local government and the construction sector. The LGTF has also taken the lead role in supporting delivery of the construction procurement strands of the Efficiency Review. Funding and priorities for 2008-09 are currently under discussion. Figures available to Communities and Local Government
(CLG) on resource allocated by CLG and the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (including their predecessor Departments) to the LGTF since 2003-04 are set out as follows.
|Funding to LGTF 2003-08|
|CLG funding (exc. VAT)||DTI/ BERR funding (exc. VAT)|
Mr. Clappison: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) how many new (a) local authority social lettings and (b) registered social landlord lettings were made to foreign nationals from (i) EU member states and (ii) non-EU states in each year since 1997; 
Information on the number of foreign national households allocated social housing is collected in the Continuous Recording of Letting form (CORE). A question on nationality was first introduced to the form for the 2006-07 data collection period. CORE is collected on behalf of the Department for Communities and Local Government by St. Andrews University. Historically CORE has only collected information from registered social landlords. An increasing number of local authorities are now providing information through this process as well, but there are still some gaps in the data.
Adjusting for missing data from local authorities, we estimate there were around 7,000 general needs local authority lets to foreign nationals. It is not possible to estimate the split between EEA and non-EEA foreign nationals.
Overall, we estimate that around 6 per cent. (equivalent to around 11,000) new general needs lettings were made to foreign nationals in 2006-07. This estimate adjusts for missing local authority data, and includes lets made to nationals from EEA countries.
Mr. Clappison: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) how many social lettings were allocated to (a) foreign nationals and (b) A8 nationals in each region in each year since 2004; 
(2) how many (a) registered social landlord and (b) local authority social lettings were taken up by (i) non-British citizens and (ii) A8 nationals in each quarter since 1 April 2006; and what these figures were as a proportion of total lettings in each case. 
Mr. Evennett: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate she has made of the average stamp duty paid by a first-time buyer in (a) Bexley, (b) England and (c) the United Kingdom in 2007-08. 
Mr. Hunt: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what funding his Department plans to allocate to the Football Licensing Authority in (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10 and (c) 2010-11. 
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Margaret Hodge: I expect the annual resource accounts for the Department for Culture, Media and Sport for 2007-08 will be laid before Parliament before the Summer Recess and published by the end of September.
Mr. Don Foster: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the value of (a) awards and (b) payments made from the New Opportunities Fund for physical education and sport was in each year since it was set up. 
Mr. Sutcliffe [holding answer 15 May 2008]: The figures in the following table reflect the total value of awards and payments made from the New Opportunities Fund (NOF) and its successor the Big Lottery Fund under the programmes listed in each year since NOF was set up. The figures given for 2007-08 are the latest currently available, but are not the complete figures for the year.
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