§ Mr. Cousins
To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many empty properties there were in each tenure sector in each authority in Tyne and Wear, according to the latest returns available. 
§ Keith Hill
The latest available information on empty properties in Tyne and Wear is tabled below. This data has been provided from the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister's Housing Investment Programme returns.
§ Phil Hope
The working groups and committees at European Union level upon which the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister sits together with their current agendas are listed in the following table.1165W
Name of working Group Current agenda Conversion of Regions (CDCR) Regulation 1260/1999. It considers issues such as the simplification of funding
rules, and other policy issues affecting funding programmes.
The Structural Actions Working Group To address the reform of the Structural Funds for the next round of funding (post
2006), in the light of the "Report on the Economic and Social Cohesion of the
EU". The committee will be negotiating the terms of the draft Structural Funds
Regulations from September, which are likely to be finalised in the second half of 2005.
Urban Environment Expert Group. The current agenda is the Thematic Strategy on the Urban Environment, which is
part of the 6th Environmental Action Plan.