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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-20
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Asylum: Finance more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to review the azure payment card for asylum seekers as a result of the new report by the British Red Cross on the humanitarian cost of the card. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property uin HL2223 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Azure card is issued to destitute failed asylum seekers who require support because they are temporarily unable to leave the United Kingdom and can be used at most of the main supermarket chains to purchase food and other essential items. The performance of the card is kept under regular review and the views of reputable partners such as the Red Cross are carefully considered but the Government is satisfied that it is an effective way of ensuring the individuals are able to meet their essential living needs and not left destitute.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2014-10-27T12:15:07.651748Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T12:15:07.651748Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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3691
star this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
100012
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-20
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Asylum: Finance more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many asylum claimants are left without any state support, on reaching the age of 18. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property uin HL2227 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>There is no reason why any asylum seekers should be left without support on reaching the age of 18. Unaccompanied asylum seeking children are looked after by local authorities and most will continue to be supported in this way after the age of 18 under leaving care legislation while they remain in the UK.</p><p> </p><p>Any asylum seeker that does not have an entitlement to leaving care support would be eligible to support from the Home Office under the provisions of section 95 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 if they were destitute.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2014-10-27T12:40:35.435951Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T12:40:35.435951Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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3691
star this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
63855
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-25more like thismore than 2014-06-25
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Solar Power: Suffolk more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much his Department spent in legal fees during the judicial review brought against his Department on the solar farm at Ellough Airfield, Suffolk. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds Central more like this
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Hilary Benn more like this
star this property uin 202291 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Planning casework is a quasi-judicial function of the department, and as was the case under the last Administration, it attracts a high volume of legal challenges. This is particularly the case in light of the long-term growth of both judicial review and the growing creep of European Union directives, regulations and case law.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Yet to place the Department’s spending in context, I would observe that the Department spent £1.7 million in external lawyers’ fees in 2009-10 (excluding Treasury Solicitors), in 2013-14, the figure had fallen to £699,000.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The proposed application for a sizeable solar farm development in Suffolk was refused by Waveney District Council. That decision was appealed by the developer, was recovered for Ministerial decision, and that appeal was refused by the Secretary of State. The decision letter outlines the reasons, but particular issues included the effect upon the character and appearance of the countryside.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The appellant, Lark Energy, challenged the decision in the High Court; four of the five grounds of challenge were rejected by the Court. The challenge however succeeded on just one ground – a technical point of law on the application of the statutory test for appeals under the relevant planning legislation. The Department spent £6,596 (ex VAT) in defending this challenge. The appeal is now back with the Department for re-determination.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Equally, I would observe that a week later, the High Court upheld the decision of the Secretary of State in a recovered appeal to refuse a proposed six turbine wind farm on the Somerset Levels, following its initial refusal by Sedgemoor District Council. The applicants, Ecotricity, were ordered to pay the Department’s costs (which may be in the region of £9,000).</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>All decisions on recovered appeals are taken by the Secretary of State on their merits, following due process and after careful consideration of both the public inquiry evidence and the independent Inspector’s recommendation.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Keighley more like this
star this property answering member printed Kris Hopkins more like this
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less than 2014-10-27T17:07:22.7716429Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T17:07:22.7716429Z
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4043
star this property label Biography information for Kris Hopkins more like this
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413
star this property label Biography information for Hilary Benn more like this
76281
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-08more like thismore than 2014-07-08
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Waste Disposal: Lancashire more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will make an assessment of the effect of the removal of recycling credits by Lancashire County Council on weekly waste collections in that county. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ribble Valley more like this
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Mr Nigel Evans more like this
star this property uin 204408 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p><em>Guidance</em></p><p>Recycling credits is a policy issue for which the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has the lead. DEFRA previously published guidance on the Recycling Credits Scheme in 2006 and this can be found at:</p><p><a href="http://archive.defra.gov.uk/environment/waste/localauth/partnerwork/documents/recyclingcreditscheme-guidance.pdf" target="_blank">http://archive.defra.gov.uk/environment/waste/localauth/partnerwork/documents/recyclingcreditscheme-guidance.pdf</a></p><p>The guidance and legislation are clear that, further to Section 52 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990, waste disposal authorities (the county council) have a legal duty to pay waste disposal credits to a waste collection authority (the borough council) in their area when the waste collection authority diverts waste from the household waste stream for recycling. This duty is waived only if the waste collection authority has agreed that such payments need not be made by the waste disposal authority.</p><p><em>Recycling credits</em></p><p>I understand the recycling credits system has worked well in Ribble Valley. It has encouraged the borough to improve recycling rates while retaining weekly collections of residual waste. Ribble Valley’s recycling collection is beneficial for Lancashire County Council as (i) the waste does not therefore go to landfill and incur landfill tax; and (ii) it receives the value of the recycled materials.</p><p>My Department does not collect data on or estimate the financial effect on councils as a result of the withdrawal of recycling credits. However, we have been made aware that the financial effect of the withdrawal of recycling credits by Lancashire County Council in Ribble Valley will be considerable.</p><p>It is unacceptable if Lancashire County Council is trying to force Ribble Valley to end its weekly bin collection due to the withdrawal of recycling credits. It should find a way of agreeing a fair financial deal which is acceptable to Ribble Valley and also maintains a weekly collection.</p><p>It is a myth that weekly bin collection and high levels of recycling cannot go hand in hand, as we have made clear in our practice guidance on weekly collections supported in January 2014, based on the evidence and best practice learnt from the Weekly Collections Support Scheme.</p><p><em>Funding</em></p><p>It does seem perverse and unfair that the cost of recycling should fall completely on Ribble Valley Borough Council when, based upon its efforts, Lancashire County Council avoids the costs of disposal to landfill and is able to sell the recyclate material.</p><p>There are no plans for my Department to provide special financial support to district councils in Lancashire, as this change stems from actions of the county council, not the Government. However, we would strongly recommend that Ribble Valley take its own legal advice on this matter, given the County Council may potentially be in breach of its legal duties under the 1990 Act.</p><p>More broadly, my Department has offered other means of support to councils from the Weekly Collection Support Scheme and in November 2012, Ribble Valley District Council was awarded £750,000 from the Scheme to introduce new fortnightly mixed food and garden waste collections and support weekly residual waste collections.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Keighley more like this
star this property answering member printed Kris Hopkins more like this
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204409 more like this
204410 more like this
204412 more like this
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less than 2014-10-27T17:02:33.1386494Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T17:02:33.1386494Z
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4043
star this property label Biography information for Kris Hopkins more like this
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10055
star this property answering member constituency Great Yarmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Brandon Lewis more like this
star this property answering member 4009
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474
star this property label Biography information for Mr Nigel Evans more like this
76282
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-08more like thismore than 2014-07-08
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Waste Disposal: Lancashire more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the financial effect on Ribble Valley Borough Council of the withdrawal of recycling credits by Lancashire County Council. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ribble Valley more like this
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Mr Nigel Evans more like this
star this property uin 204409 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p><em>Guidance</em></p><p>Recycling credits is a policy issue for which the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has the lead. DEFRA previously published guidance on the Recycling Credits Scheme in 2006 and this can be found at:</p><p><a href="http://archive.defra.gov.uk/environment/waste/localauth/partnerwork/documents/recyclingcreditscheme-guidance.pdf" target="_blank">http://archive.defra.gov.uk/environment/waste/localauth/partnerwork/documents/recyclingcreditscheme-guidance.pdf</a></p><p>The guidance and legislation are clear that, further to Section 52 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990, waste disposal authorities (the county council) have a legal duty to pay waste disposal credits to a waste collection authority (the borough council) in their area when the waste collection authority diverts waste from the household waste stream for recycling. This duty is waived only if the waste collection authority has agreed that such payments need not be made by the waste disposal authority.</p><p><em>Recycling credits</em></p><p>I understand the recycling credits system has worked well in Ribble Valley. It has encouraged the borough to improve recycling rates while retaining weekly collections of residual waste. Ribble Valley’s recycling collection is beneficial for Lancashire County Council as (i) the waste does not therefore go to landfill and incur landfill tax; and (ii) it receives the value of the recycled materials.</p><p>My Department does not collect data on or estimate the financial effect on councils as a result of the withdrawal of recycling credits. However, we have been made aware that the financial effect of the withdrawal of recycling credits by Lancashire County Council in Ribble Valley will be considerable.</p><p>It is unacceptable if Lancashire County Council is trying to force Ribble Valley to end its weekly bin collection due to the withdrawal of recycling credits. It should find a way of agreeing a fair financial deal which is acceptable to Ribble Valley and also maintains a weekly collection.</p><p>It is a myth that weekly bin collection and high levels of recycling cannot go hand in hand, as we have made clear in our practice guidance on weekly collections supported in January 2014, based on the evidence and best practice learnt from the Weekly Collections Support Scheme.</p><p><em>Funding</em></p><p>It does seem perverse and unfair that the cost of recycling should fall completely on Ribble Valley Borough Council when, based upon its efforts, Lancashire County Council avoids the costs of disposal to landfill and is able to sell the recyclate material.</p><p>There are no plans for my Department to provide special financial support to district councils in Lancashire, as this change stems from actions of the county council, not the Government. However, we would strongly recommend that Ribble Valley take its own legal advice on this matter, given the County Council may potentially be in breach of its legal duties under the 1990 Act.</p><p>More broadly, my Department has offered other means of support to councils from the Weekly Collection Support Scheme and in November 2012, Ribble Valley District Council was awarded £750,000 from the Scheme to introduce new fortnightly mixed food and garden waste collections and support weekly residual waste collections.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Keighley more like this
star this property answering member printed Kris Hopkins more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
204408 more like this
204410 more like this
204412 more like this
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less than 2014-10-27T17:02:33.3585444Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T17:02:33.3585444Z
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4043
star this property label Biography information for Kris Hopkins more like this
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10045
star this property answering member constituency Great Yarmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Brandon Lewis more like this
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474
star this property label Biography information for Mr Nigel Evans more like this
76283
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-08more like thismore than 2014-07-08
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Waste Disposal: Lancashire more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will provide support to district councils in Lancashire from which recycling credits have been withdrawn by Lancashire County Council. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ribble Valley more like this
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Mr Nigel Evans more like this
star this property uin 204410 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p><em>Guidance</em></p><p>Recycling credits is a policy issue for which the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has the lead. DEFRA previously published guidance on the Recycling Credits Scheme in 2006 and this can be found at:</p><p><a href="http://archive.defra.gov.uk/environment/waste/localauth/partnerwork/documents/recyclingcreditscheme-guidance.pdf" target="_blank">http://archive.defra.gov.uk/environment/waste/localauth/partnerwork/documents/recyclingcreditscheme-guidance.pdf</a></p><p>The guidance and legislation are clear that, further to Section 52 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990, waste disposal authorities (the county council) have a legal duty to pay waste disposal credits to a waste collection authority (the borough council) in their area when the waste collection authority diverts waste from the household waste stream for recycling. This duty is waived only if the waste collection authority has agreed that such payments need not be made by the waste disposal authority.</p><p><em>Recycling credits</em></p><p>I understand the recycling credits system has worked well in Ribble Valley. It has encouraged the borough to improve recycling rates while retaining weekly collections of residual waste. Ribble Valley’s recycling collection is beneficial for Lancashire County Council as (i) the waste does not therefore go to landfill and incur landfill tax; and (ii) it receives the value of the recycled materials.</p><p>My Department does not collect data on or estimate the financial effect on councils as a result of the withdrawal of recycling credits. However, we have been made aware that the financial effect of the withdrawal of recycling credits by Lancashire County Council in Ribble Valley will be considerable.</p><p>It is unacceptable if Lancashire County Council is trying to force Ribble Valley to end its weekly bin collection due to the withdrawal of recycling credits. It should find a way of agreeing a fair financial deal which is acceptable to Ribble Valley and also maintains a weekly collection.</p><p>It is a myth that weekly bin collection and high levels of recycling cannot go hand in hand, as we have made clear in our practice guidance on weekly collections supported in January 2014, based on the evidence and best practice learnt from the Weekly Collections Support Scheme.</p><p><em>Funding</em></p><p>It does seem perverse and unfair that the cost of recycling should fall completely on Ribble Valley Borough Council when, based upon its efforts, Lancashire County Council avoids the costs of disposal to landfill and is able to sell the recyclate material.</p><p>There are no plans for my Department to provide special financial support to district councils in Lancashire, as this change stems from actions of the county council, not the Government. However, we would strongly recommend that Ribble Valley take its own legal advice on this matter, given the County Council may potentially be in breach of its legal duties under the 1990 Act.</p><p>More broadly, my Department has offered other means of support to councils from the Weekly Collection Support Scheme and in November 2012, Ribble Valley District Council was awarded £750,000 from the Scheme to introduce new fortnightly mixed food and garden waste collections and support weekly residual waste collections.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Keighley more like this
star this property answering member printed Kris Hopkins more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
204408 more like this
204409 more like this
204412 more like this
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less than 2014-10-27T17:02:33.4679277Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T17:02:33.4679277Z
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4043
star this property label Biography information for Kris Hopkins more like this
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10049
star this property answering member constituency Great Yarmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Brandon Lewis more like this
star this property answering member 4009
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474
star this property label Biography information for Mr Nigel Evans more like this
76285
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-08more like thismore than 2014-07-08
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Waste Disposal more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what guidance his Department provides to local authorities on the provision of recycling credits by county councils to district councils. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ribble Valley more like this
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Mr Nigel Evans more like this
star this property uin 204412 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p><em>Guidance</em></p><p>Recycling credits is a policy issue for which the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has the lead. DEFRA previously published guidance on the Recycling Credits Scheme in 2006 and this can be found at:</p><p><a href="http://archive.defra.gov.uk/environment/waste/localauth/partnerwork/documents/recyclingcreditscheme-guidance.pdf" target="_blank">http://archive.defra.gov.uk/environment/waste/localauth/partnerwork/documents/recyclingcreditscheme-guidance.pdf</a></p><p>The guidance and legislation are clear that, further to Section 52 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990, waste disposal authorities (the county council) have a legal duty to pay waste disposal credits to a waste collection authority (the borough council) in their area when the waste collection authority diverts waste from the household waste stream for recycling. This duty is waived only if the waste collection authority has agreed that such payments need not be made by the waste disposal authority.</p><p><em>Recycling credits</em></p><p>I understand the recycling credits system has worked well in Ribble Valley. It has encouraged the borough to improve recycling rates while retaining weekly collections of residual waste. Ribble Valley’s recycling collection is beneficial for Lancashire County Council as (i) the waste does not therefore go to landfill and incur landfill tax; and (ii) it receives the value of the recycled materials.</p><p>My Department does not collect data on or estimate the financial effect on councils as a result of the withdrawal of recycling credits. However, we have been made aware that the financial effect of the withdrawal of recycling credits by Lancashire County Council in Ribble Valley will be considerable.</p><p>It is unacceptable if Lancashire County Council is trying to force Ribble Valley to end its weekly bin collection due to the withdrawal of recycling credits. It should find a way of agreeing a fair financial deal which is acceptable to Ribble Valley and also maintains a weekly collection.</p><p>It is a myth that weekly bin collection and high levels of recycling cannot go hand in hand, as we have made clear in our practice guidance on weekly collections supported in January 2014, based on the evidence and best practice learnt from the Weekly Collections Support Scheme.</p><p><em>Funding</em></p><p>It does seem perverse and unfair that the cost of recycling should fall completely on Ribble Valley Borough Council when, based upon its efforts, Lancashire County Council avoids the costs of disposal to landfill and is able to sell the recyclate material.</p><p>There are no plans for my Department to provide special financial support to district councils in Lancashire, as this change stems from actions of the county council, not the Government. However, we would strongly recommend that Ribble Valley take its own legal advice on this matter, given the County Council may potentially be in breach of its legal duties under the 1990 Act.</p><p>More broadly, my Department has offered other means of support to councils from the Weekly Collection Support Scheme and in November 2012, Ribble Valley District Council was awarded £750,000 from the Scheme to introduce new fortnightly mixed food and garden waste collections and support weekly residual waste collections.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Keighley more like this
star this property answering member printed Kris Hopkins more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
204408 more like this
204409 more like this
204410 more like this
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less than 2014-10-27T17:02:33.028643Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T17:02:33.028643Z
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4043
star this property label Biography information for Kris Hopkins more like this
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10056
star this property answering member constituency Great Yarmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Brandon Lewis more like this
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474
star this property label Biography information for Mr Nigel Evans more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-15more like thismore than 2014-07-15
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Local Government: Debts more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the average debt level per capita is of local authorities in (a) England and (b) the North West; and what the level of debt per capita is in Warrington Borough Council. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Warrington North more like this
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Helen Jones more like this
star this property uin 205952 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>I refer the hon. Member to the answer given to the rt.hon. Member for Newcastle upon Tyne East (Mr Nicholas Brown) on 14 July 2014, <em>Official Report</em>, Column 532W.</p><p> </p><p>My Department does not publish regional statistics.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Keighley more like this
star this property answering member printed Kris Hopkins more like this
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less than 2014-10-27T16:41:10.1822045Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T16:41:10.1822045Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kris Hopkins more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Keighley more like this
star this property answering member printed Kris Hopkins more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Kris Hopkins more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Helen Jones more like this
89493
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star this property date less than 2014-08-29more like thismore than 2014-08-29
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Taxation more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what HM Revenue and Customs' policy is on recovering tax on benefits in kind received by former employees of a corporation for whom legal fees have been met by that corporation. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bassetlaw more like this
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John Mann more like this
star this property uin 207352 more like this
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star this property answer text <p><strong>Where legal fees are paid by an employer on behalf of a former employee and are taxable, I can confirm that H M Revenue and Customs ensures that income tax and national insurance contributions is paid.</strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Hertfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Gauke more like this
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less than 2014-10-27T16:34:43.7073867Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T16:34:43.7073867Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Gauke more like this
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star this property label Biography information for John Mann more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-08-29more like thismore than 2014-08-29
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Parish Councils: Publications more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many complaints his Department has received in the last five years of town and parish councils breaching their statutory responsibility to publish minutes; and which such councils have been the subject of the most complaints. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Pendle more like this
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Andrew Stephenson more like this
star this property uin 207161 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>My Department receives correspondence on a wide range of issues about Parish Councils. <br><br></p><p>Complaints or concerns regarding a parish council’s behaviour can be made in a number of ways; by utilising the parish council’s complaints procedure, raising the matter at a parish meeting, pointing out concerns during the public inspection period of accounts for the audit, or by joining with a group of local electors to call for a parish poll on the issue. It is for the parish council concerned to consider the evidence raised in any of the above public representation and to take action inline with statute and their standing orders/complaints procedures.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, parish councils, like all tiers of government, must act within the law at all times, if a decision is considered unlawful, it may be challenged by the courts. Ultimately, if a council fails to carry out its statutory duties it will be accountable for its actions and decisions through the ballot box.<br><br>Our proposed Transparency Code for parish councils and smaller authorities seeks to increase the openness and accessibility of council papers and minutes by making them accessible online.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Keighley more like this
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