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Leader of the House of Lords more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Leader of the House of Lords more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Written Questions 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 the Leader of the House what steps she takes to ensure the quality of answers to parliamentary questions; and what assessment she has made of the length of time taken to provide them. more like this
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Lord Laird more like this
star this property uin HL2945 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-03more like thismore than 2014-12-03
star this property answer text <p>It is the responsibility of individual ministers to decide what answers they give to Questions for Written Answer (QWAs), and they are of course accountable to the House for those answers. That direct accountability is important: that is why Ministers in this House must provide personally signed answers to members. The Ministerial Code states that <em>“It is of paramount importance that Ministers give accurate and truthful information to Parliament”.<br><br></em>As Leader of the House I have a particular responsibility to encourage Ministers and their departments to be punctual in answering written questions. My office immediately approach departments who have not responded to questions after 10 working days, and remain in contact with them until the questions are answered. At the end of this Session I will publish data on the annual performance of departments on their promptness in dealing with QWAs.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Stowell of Beeston more like this
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less than 2014-12-03T12:49:49.887Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-03T12:49:49.887Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Stowell of Beeston more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Laird more like this
156628
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Prosecutions 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 Attorney General, what bodies can prosecute without the approval of the Crown Prosecution Service. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North West Leicestershire more like this
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Andrew Bridgen more like this
star this property uin 215172 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-26more like thismore than 2014-11-26
star this property answer text <p>Any private individual or entity who/which is not acting on behalf of the police or another prosecuting authority may bring a private prosecution. There are some organisations that regularly prosecute cases as a private prosecutor before the courts of England and Wales, for example the RSPCA. Furthermore, there are other prosecution authorities that bring prosecutions pursuant to statute, including the Serious Fraud Office and the Service Prosecuting Authority. Some offences can only be brought if the consent of the Director of Public Prosecutions or the Attorney General is obtained.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2014-11-26T16:22:51.49Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-26T16:22:51.49Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Bridgen more like this
156726
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Flexible Working 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 Attorney General, how many and what proportion of (a) women and (b) men have made a statutory application to request flexible working in the Law Officers' Departments; and how many of those applications have been granted to date. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ashfield more like this
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Gloria De Piero more like this
star this property uin 215177 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-26more like thismore than 2014-11-26
star this property answer text <p>Permanent staff in the Law Officers’ Departments have been entitled to apply for flexible working for a number of years. However, complete records of the number of employees who may have applied for flexible working are not maintained. The information that is available is detailed below.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Treasury Solicitor’s Department (TSol) only keeps records of flexible working patterns that impact directly on pay and annual leave, and no separate record is held of applications made under a statutory right. The current position, as at 31/10/2014, in respect of compressed hours and part-time working is detailed in the table below.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="3"><p><strong>TSol</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Pattern</p></td><td><p>Male</p></td><td><p>Female</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Compressed Hours</p></td><td><p>32 (4.8%*)</p></td><td><p>56 (5.4%**)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Part Time</p></td><td><p>49 (7.4%*)</p></td><td><p>354 (34.0%**)</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><em>*percentage of total male / **percentage of total female</em></p><p> </p><p><strong><em>Note:</em></strong><em> TSol data also includes the Attorney General’s Office and Her Majesty’s Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate.</em></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The following table contains details on the applications made to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) for flexible working between 23/06/2008 and 06/10/2014.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="4"><p><strong>CPS</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td rowspan="2"><p>Application for Flexible Working Granted YES/NO</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>Gender</p></td><td rowspan="2"><p>Grand Total</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Female</p></td><td><p>Male</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Yes</p></td><td><p>268</p></td><td><p>24</p></td><td><p>292</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>No</p></td><td><p>34</p></td><td><p>6</p></td><td><p>40</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Grand Total</p></td><td><p>302</p></td><td><p>30</p></td><td><p>332</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><strong>Note: </strong><em>The source data has been extracted from the CPS Pay and Benefits working database on 20/11/2014. The CPS does not capture data for statutory applications separately or any applications that may have been refused and not forwarded to the CPS National Pay and Benefits Team.</em></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Serious Fraud Office does not retain any central record of applications to work flexibly. However, currently 19.6% of men and 26% of women have some form of flexible working arrangement.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2014-11-26T16:30:29.88Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-26T16:30:29.88Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Gloria De Piero more like this
156540
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
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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 Council Tax: Greater Manchester more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of local authority income was raised by Council Tax in each of the 10 districts of Greater Manchester for each of the last five years. more like this
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Lord Bradley more like this
star this property uin HL2963 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-08more like thismore than 2014-12-08
star this property answer text <p>The table below shows the proportion of local authority income raised from council tax by the metropolitan districts of Greater Manchester for each year from 2009-10 to 2013-14. Income is defined as the sum of council tax, specific grants inside Aggregate External Finance, Revenue Support Grant, and for the relevant years, redistributed business rates, retained business rates, Local Services Support Grant and Area Based Grant. Council tax amounts are gross of payments of council tax benefit for years up to 2012-13.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>2009-10</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2010-11</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2011-12</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2012-13</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2013-14</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Bolton</p></td><td><p>21%</p></td><td><p>21%</p></td><td><p>21%</p></td><td><p>22%</p></td><td><p>18%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Bury</p></td><td><p>25%</p></td><td><p>25%</p></td><td><p>25%</p></td><td><p>26%</p></td><td><p>22%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Manchester</p></td><td><p>14%</p></td><td><p>14%</p></td><td><p>15%</p></td><td><p>15%</p></td><td><p>11%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Oldham</p></td><td><p>18%</p></td><td><p>19%</p></td><td><p>21%</p></td><td><p>21%</p></td><td><p>16%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Rochdale</p></td><td><p>19%</p></td><td><p>19%</p></td><td><p>19%</p></td><td><p>19%</p></td><td><p>16%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Salford</p></td><td><p>21%</p></td><td><p>20%</p></td><td><p>21%</p></td><td><p>22%</p></td><td><p>16%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Stockport</p></td><td><p>31%</p></td><td><p>31%</p></td><td><p>32%</p></td><td><p>33%</p></td><td><p>28%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Tameside</p></td><td><p>20%</p></td><td><p>21%</p></td><td><p>21%</p></td><td><p>21%</p></td><td><p>18%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Trafford</p></td><td><p>25%</p></td><td><p>25%</p></td><td><p>28%</p></td><td><p>29%</p></td><td><p>25%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Wigan</p></td><td><p>22%</p></td><td><p>21%</p></td><td><p>23%</p></td><td><p>23%</p></td><td><p>19%</p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Greater Manchester</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>21%</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>20%</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>22%</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>22%</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>18%</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><em>Source: Revenue Outturn returns</em></p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The figures have fallen in 2013-14 due to a technical, accounting consequence of the localisation of council tax benefit. Councils now apply local council tax support in the form of a council tax discount and receive a DCLG grant through Revenue Support Grant. Previously, councils received a grant from the Department for Work and Pensions, which refunded the tax revenue that was ‘paid’ by the council through council tax benefit.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2014-12-08T12:18:19.803Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-08T12:18:19.803Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
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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 Planning Permission more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether planning authorities are required to notify town or parish councils of planning applications relating to their towns or parishes. more like this
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Lord Marlesford more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-03more like thismore than 2014-12-03
star this property answer text <p>Yes, if the council of any parish makes a request to the local planning authority that they be consulted on planning applications in their area, they must be given the opportunity to make representations about a planning application. The local planning authority must take into account any relevant representations made and notify the council of any parish of the decision.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2014-12-03T17:59:50.463Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-03T17:59:50.463Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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156622
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
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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 Planning Permission: Appeals more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, under what criteria and procedures an hon. Member can seek reference to the Secretary of State of a planning application that has been rejected by a planning authority. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Shrewsbury and Atcham more like this
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Daniel Kawczynski more like this
star this property uin 215239 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-24more like thismore than 2014-11-24
star this property answer text <p>The criteria against which planning appeals will be considered for recovery for determination by the Secretary of State are set out in the Planning Practice Guidance at: <a href="http://planningguidance.planningportal.gov.uk/blog/guidance/appeals/planning-appeals-general/" target="_blank">http://planningguidance.planningportal.gov.uk/blog/guidance/appeals/planning-appeals-general/</a>. Careful consideration will be given to any request for recovery that is submitted.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
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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less than 2014-11-24T15:52:58.38Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-24T15:52:58.38Z
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star this property label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Daniel Kawczynski more like this
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
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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 Housing: Shropshire more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what information he holds on when Shropshire unitary authority will be in a position to bank an agreed five year land supply. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Shrewsbury and Atcham more like this
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Daniel Kawczynski more like this
star this property uin 215240 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-24more like thismore than 2014-11-24
star this property answer text <p>Shropshire Council submitted its Site Allocations and Management of Development Plan Document to the Secretary of State for examination on 1 August 2014, and its assertion that it has a five year supply of deliverable land will be robustly tested by the Planning Inspector. <br><br>Getting an up-to-date Local Plan in place, following extensive engagement with local communities and which includes a five year supply of housing sites, is the best way to protect an area from unplanned development whilst meeting local housing needs.</p><p> </p><p>Where authorities are in the process of preparing plans, they still need to demonstrate that they have in place a five year supply of deliverable housing sites. Weight can be given to policies in emerging Local Plans to the extent that they reflect policies in the National Planning Policy Framework.</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 2014-11-24T15:50:47.777Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-24T15:50:47.777Z
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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 Daniel Kawczynski more like this
156629
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
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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 Housing: Carbon Emissions more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what representations his Department has received on the timing of the introduction of the carbon compliance element of the zero carbon standard for new homes; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hazel Grove more like this
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Sir Andrew Stunell more like this
star this property uin 215227 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-24more like thismore than 2014-11-24
star this property answer text <p>The Government has publicly committed to introducing the zero carbon standard for new homes in 2016. This commitment was informed by a range of representations, most recently to the consultation “Next steps to Zero Carbon – Allowable Solutions” published in August 2013. The consultation and summary of responses to that consultation can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/next-steps-to-zero-carbon-homes-allowable-solutions.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bristol West more like this
star this property answering member printed Stephen Williams more like this
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less than 2014-11-24T17:23:00.897Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-24T17:23:00.897Z
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Williams more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Stunell more like this
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
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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 Housing: Carbon Emissions more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will publish the evidence he has received on the practicality of introducing the carbon compliance element of the zero carbon standard for new homes in 2016; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hazel Grove more like this
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Sir Andrew Stunell more like this
star this property uin 215228 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-24more like thismore than 2014-11-24
star this property answer text <p>The Government will publish an impact assessment to accompany its proposals for the carbon compliance element of the 2016 zero carbon home standard for new homes in due course. This will be based on further research and evidence exploring the practicalities, costs and benefits of the Government’s approach. This will also consider existing evidence, including that from the AIMC4 project in which a consortium of major house builders with the support of Innovate UK has undertaken work with the aim of pioneering the volume production of homes built to level 4 energy standards of the Code for Sustainable Homes.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bristol West more like this
star this property answering member printed Stephen Williams more like this
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less than 2014-11-24T17:28:20.893Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-24T17:28:20.893Z
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Williams more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Stunell more like this
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
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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 Change of Use more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 14 October 2014 to Question 209429, and the Housing Standards Review Technical Consultation issued in September 2014, if he will make it his policy that a national standard to replace the existing space standards used by local authorities apply to new dwellings created by conversion from other uses under permitted development rights. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Greenwich and Woolwich more like this
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Mr Nick Raynsford more like this
star this property uin 215249 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-01more like thismore than 2014-12-01
star this property answer text <p>The published proposals from our Housing Standards Review relate to new build housing. The conversion of an existing building is technically more complex than a new build – as the existing configuration of internal walls and structures will influence the spatial dimensions of the new dwelling.</p><p> </p><p>Notwithstanding, any new dwellings created by change of use would be subject to Housing Health and Safety Rating System regulations on space and crowding, as well as aspects of the building regulations including fire safety, sound insulation and energy efficiency.</p> more like this
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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less than 2014-12-01T09:36:14.613Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-01T09:36:14.613Z
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star this property label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Nick Raynsford more like this