HC Deb 07 September 2004 vol 424 cc1169-70W
Mr. Bill O'Brien

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what changes have been made to the 1988 Local Authority Publicity provisions, with particular reference to paragraph 43 on political publicity prior to an election; and if he will make a statement. [186319]

Mr. Raynsford

The Code of Recommended Practice on Local Authority Publicity, (Department of Environment Circular 20/88) was amended in April 2001 to take account of the new council constitutions,

under the Starter Home Initiative (SHI), 9,000 key workers were helped from the original £250 million budget. In addition, an extra £50 million was found to help a further 1,200 key workers in the SHI pipeline; and around 3,800 key worker homes are being provided through the Housing Corporation's Chal#enge Fund; and Key Worker Living is expected to provide up to 16,000 homes over the next three years.

In addition, English Partnership's London Wide Initiative will provide some 2,000 key worker homes over the next two to three years through a!pilot scheme with private sector developers.