HC Deb 07 September 2004 vol 424 cc1164-5W
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. [186955]

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.

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.