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Written Answers

Tuesday, 17th December 2002.

[The first Written Answer should have been printed in the Official Report of Monday 16th December.]

Fire Service Review

Lord Tomlinson asked Her Majesty's Government:

    When the independent review of the fire service will be completed.[HL715]

Lord Rooker: The independent review of the fire service was announced on 12 September 2002 under the chairmanship of Sir George Bain. The review considered UK-wide arrangements for the future organisation and management of the fire service. My right honourable friend the Deputy Prime Minister has today placed copies of the final report in the Vote and Printed Paper Offices and Libraries of the House.

Firefighters: Rates of Pay

Lord Jacobs asked Her Majesty's Government:

    What is the average pay of firefighters in the United Kingdom, and (in sterling) in France, Germany and Holland.[HL375]

The Minister of State, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (Lord Rooker): The information held centrally is as follows. The starting salary for whole-time firefighters in the basic rank is £16,941 rising to £17,727 after six months. For those over 18 the starting salary is £17,208 rising to £17,982 after six months. After four years the salary for a fully qualified firefighter increases to £21,531, rising to £22,491 after 15 years. These rates were effective from 7 November 2001. Firefighters in London receive a London weighting allowance of £3,739.

The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister does not hold information on the average rates of firefighters' pay in France, Germany and Holland.

Glasgow: Fire Service

Lord Jacobs asked Her Majesty's Government:

    How many firefighters and related administrative workers operate in Glasgow; and how many service personnel are now operating in Glasgow.[HL374]

Lord Rooker: This is a matter for the Scottish Executive and the noble Lord may care to write to them about this issue.

Challenge Fund Homes

Baroness Hamwee asked Her Majesty's Government:

    Where the new homes funded by the Challenge Fund will be located; how many units will be built

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    on each site; and how the funding will be distributed by location and by region. [HL449]

Lord Rooker: The table below sets out the Challenge Fund allocations that the Housing Corporation intends to make. The allocations are provisional and subject to confirmation of costs and timing.

Region Schemes UnitsGrant £'000
EastBedford Road, Lower Stondon341,700
EastManor Road, Marston6150
EastLucas Way, Shefford/Bilberry Road, Clifton22880
EastLC15, Cambourne, South Cambridgshire29640
EastClapham Folley, Bedford22508
EastSt Albans Road, Hemel Dacorum13422
EastNew Hall Farm, Harlow26786
EastBrightwell Road, Watford7360
EastChilwell Gardens Oxley, Three Rivers301,200
LondonHorn Lane, Ealing14272
LondonHounslow Town Centre, Hounslow702,712
LondonSt Giles Hospital, Southwark621,029
LondonGrove Vale, Southwark1321,511
LondonLondon Road, Merton121,405
LondonFarnborough Hill, Bromley23510
LondonWates London Road, Croydon16100
LondonMarlborough Grove, Southwark615,106
LondonRush Grove Street, Greenwich24400
LondonTower Close, Middlesex6356
LondonTower Close, Middlesex4134
LondonOldegate House, Newham4194
LondonLuton House, Newham4159
LondonBarking Reach, Barking14571
LondonMare Street, Hackney451,236
LondonStation Road, Haringey20500
LondonThames Water, Haringey15390
LondonEdmonton Leisure 3, Enfield29800
LondonKew Riverside, Richmond24960
LondonPark Lane, Croydon141,330
LondonMecca Bingo, Southwark211,000
LondonStation Road, Belmont, Sutton11440
LondonRose Hill, Sutton10300
LondonPonders End, Enfield20800
LondonArsenal FC Islington27315,400
LondonHartford Street, Tower Hamlets1926,860
London67-97 Graham Street, Islington N110632
LondonAdastral South Village, Barnet322,300
London113 Albion Drive, Hackney12895
LondonPeckham Mecca Bingo Hall, Southwark211,100
LondonSavoy Laundry Site, Lambeth482,600
LondonAlbert Embankment, Lambeth684,900
London29 Broomfield Street, Bow, Tower Hamlets23245
LondonAlbion Wharf, Wandsworth451,300
LondonCowley Road, Acton, Ealing16012,800
London5-7 Mackintosh Lane, Hackney382,200
London16 Carlton Drive, Wandsworth211,100
LondonTanner Street, Barking12290
LondonWorton Road, Hounslow574,943
LondonLondon Road, Hounslow12259
LondonWorcester Park, Sutton15112,955
LondonAmen Corner, Wandsworth653,000
LondonWandsworth High Street, Wandsworth12570
LondonOyster Wharf, Wandsworth20300
London373 Ewell Road, Kingston6291
LondonMaryland Point, Stratford,Newham26
London211-215 Romford Road, Newham3412,337
LondonAbbots Wharf, Tower Hamlets50
LondonStepney Gas Works, Tower Hamlets125
South EastGodstone Road, Tandridge1995,304
South EastLangley Village Club, Slough412,050
South EastDitton Farm, Slough171,552
South EastHorley Station, Horley, Reigate241,250
South EastWest Street, Brighton191,433
South EastKenley Aerodrome, Tandridge462,900
South EastBexley Hospital Ph3, Dartford452,757
South EastIngress Park, Dartford9613
South EastTrebor Bassett, Maidstone773,396
South EastBrisely Farm, Ashford20500
South EastNortham Ph2, Southampton6629
South East575 Portswood, Southampton6296
South EastGrange Road, Winchester2122
South EastDown Grange Cottages, Basingstoke5137
South EastColyer Close, South Ham, Basingstoke6242
South EastAlton College, East Hampshire18781
South EastOverdell Court, Chirley, Southampton261,109
South EastStation Road, Earley, Wokingham12823
South EastGrange Farm, 10 Phases 1 and 2, Milton Keynes29896
South EastGrange Farm 3 Milton Keynes22514
South EastMilton Keynes Newbuild Homebuy20455
South EastStonecastle 1/2/3 Dartford401,415
South EastWatling Street, Dartford8491
South EastThamesway Phase 1 and 2, Gravesham271,007
South EastBaltic Wharf, Gravesham10258
South EastBlackhorse Way,Horsham332,018
South EastStation Road, Edenbridge, Sevenoaks8454
South EastNew Hythe Lane, Larkfield, Tonbridge and Malling11633
South EastRichmond Road, Bognor Regis404,145
South EastBolnore Village, Middlesex222,427
South EastSt George's Church, Britwell, Slough14280
South EastMerton Road, Slough27670
South EastChurch of the Resurrection, Eastleigh20480
South EastBath Road Newbury, West Berkshire4118
South EastHulse Road, Southampton698
South EastLeigh House, Eastleigh18313
South EastBrookwood, Eastleigh382,208
South EastBrookwood S/O, Eastleigh18320
South EastUpper Weybourne Lane, Farnham, Waverley121,200
South EastSandgates, Chertsey, Runnymede83600
South EastSt John's Road Cove, Rushmoor7300
South East5-7 High Street, Aldershot, Rushmoor13793
South East65 High Street, Aldershot, Rushmoor6227
South EastJunction Place, Haslemere, Waverley7501
South EastShortheath Road, Farnham9566
South EastLiberal Club, Portsmouth17520
South EastDunsbury Way, Harant201,216
South EastOakfield, Ryde, Isle of Wight422,185
South EastRamshill, Peterfield603,000
South EastCheque Farm, Gosport30691
South EastBroughton Atterbury, Milton Keynes903,650
South EastOakenbridge Phase 2a/2b/3/4 Hampshire491,600
South EastCoopers Lane Site 2, Hampshire9294
South EastLefroy House, Hampshire8231
South East7 Phase Bramley, Moat Close, Lands End, Hampshire12294
South EastPyestock Phase 2c, Hampshire20714
South EastDean Road, Southampton7280
South EastBotleigh Grange, Eastleigh26842
South EastSullivan Road, Southampton7583
South EastHythe Road, New Forest10706
South EastNapier Road, Reading684,867
South EastPerkin Elmer, Beaconsfield, South Buckinghamshire12300
South EastWoodside, Bracknell10361
South EastChurch Farm, Wokingham291,405
South EastBerks Printworks, Reading241,900
South EastMcKilroys Site, Reading11100
South East109 Lynchford Road, Farnborough6364
South EastParkside Road, Reading221,126
South EastFirtrees Hawkhurst, Tunbridge Wells8592
South EastLamberhurst Abbatoire, Tunbridge Wells7358
South EastSandwich Road, Dover8459
South EastBeach Mews, Eastbourne19397
South EastNew Road, Chatham36540
South EastLansdowne Square, Northfleet, Gravesham24598
South EastChessington Road, Epsom18564
South EastSalisbury Road, Dover12248
South EastCowley Bus Depot, Oxford483,500
South EastStagshaw Close, Maidstone18470
South EastLord Mayor Treloar, Alton, East Hampshire542,537
South EastThe Friary, Winchester8643
South EastHawkins Garage, Alresford, Winchester5380
Region not specifiedvarious Places for People sites402,100
Region not specifiedvarious Threshold HA sites18450

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