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star this property date less than 2014-06-05more like thismore than 2014-06-05
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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
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star this property hansard heading Sleeping Rough: North West 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 rough sleepers there were in each local authority in the North West in each year since 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bolton North East more like this
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Mr David Crausby more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-12more like thismore than 2014-06-12
star this property answer text <p> </p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p>As outlined in the Written Ministerial Statement of 18 September 2012, <em>Official Report,</em> Column 32WS, my Department no longer publishes statistics by the former government office regions. National and local authority data on rough sleeping can be found in the Rough Sleeping in England statistical release, which can be found on the Department's website at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collectinos/homelessness-statistics#rough-sleeping" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collectinos/homelessness-statistics#rough-sleeping</a>.</p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p>We are investing £470 million over the current spending review period to help local authorities and voluntary sector partners prevent and tackle homelessness, rough sleeping and repossessions. This includes £20 million to support the roll out of the ‘No Second Night Out' standard and protect vital front line services. We have also supported the voluntary sector to deliver 'StreetLink' a national rough sleeping hotline, website and app, to connect rough sleepers to local services.</p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p>On 10 June we announced that over £65 million of funding across Whitehall is being offered to councils and other organisations to tackle homelessness around the country and ensure that vulnerable people can access a range of support and lead independent lives.</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 2014-06-12T15:49:47.1168664Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-12T15:49:47.1168664Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kris Hopkins more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Sir David Crausby more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-03-26more like thismore than 2014-03-26
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government remove filter
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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, with reference to the Government Response to Lord Heseltine's report No Stone Unturned: in Pursuit of Growth, when he expects to publish a draft legislative reform order to ensure that the current legislation on combined authorities is fit for purpose. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Corby more like this
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Andy Sawford more like this
star this property uin 193920 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
star this property answer text <p> </p><p /> <p>As I told the House on 18 March 2014, <em>Official Report</em>, Column 704, and as my rt. hon. Friend, the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (Mr Eric Pickles) indicated on 3 March 2014, <em>Official Report</em>, Column 621, we are minded to amend legislation to allow councils that do not share the same boundaries to join a combined authority, if they wish. This change can be delivered through a Legislative Reform Order, subject to statutory consultation and approval of Parliament.</p><p> </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 2014-04-07T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-07T12:00:00.00Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Andy Sawford more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-06-06more like thismore than 2014-06-06
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government remove filter
star this property hansard heading Council Tax 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, if he will make it his policy to apply the referendum provisions regarding council tax rises to parish and town councils; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Kemptown more like this
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Simon Kirby more like this
star this property uin 199535 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-16more like thismore than 2014-06-16
star this property answer text <p> </p><p /> <p>I refer the hon. Member to the Written Ministerial Statement I made on 5 February 2014, <em>Official Report</em> columns 19-21WS, in particular, the section on town and parish councils which states:</p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p><em>We have not determined principles for local precepting authorities in 2014-15, but we are putting on notice that we are prepared if necessary to apply the referendum thresholds to larger town and parish councils from 2015-16 onwards to provide protection for local taxpayers and extend the principle of direct democracy.</em></p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p><em> </em></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><em> </em></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 2014-06-16T15:34:15.2877639Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-16T15:34:15.2877639Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Simon Kirby more like this
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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
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star this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
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star this property hansard heading Housing: Sustainable Development 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, in which instances the Planning Inspectorate has (a) removed and (b) amended to weaken (i) the code for sustainable homes and (ii) BREEAM standards from a development plan document prepared by a local planning authority since 13 March 2014; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
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Caroline Lucas more like this
star this property uin 204645 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-15more like thismore than 2014-07-15
star this property answer text <p> </p><p /> <p>There has been one instance, in relation to draft Bath and North East Somerset Core Strategy.</p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p>The Written Ministerial Statement of 13 March 2014, <em>Official Report</em>, Column 32WS, sets out the Government's clear policy to rationalise and simplify the many overlapping and confusing housing standards currently in operation. This will enable quality and sustainable housing developments to be brought forward more easily but without compromising essential safety and accessibility protections. The outcome of the Review means that many of the requirements of the Code for Sustainable Homes will be consolidated into Building Regulations, which would require substantial changes to the content of the current Code, as well as a reconsideration of its role. In the light of this, the Government thinks that the current Code will need to be wound down to coincide with the changes incorporating the new standards coming into force. The Government will make further announcements soon on the transitional arrangements, and the handling of legacy developments being built out to current Code requirements.</p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p>For a Local Plan to be &quot;sound&quot; it must be consistent with national policy. In this context, Bath and North East Somerset's proposals to place the Code for Sustainable Homes into planning policy was contrary to the direction of the new national policy of consolidating these standards into the building regulation regime.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
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 2014-07-15T15:28:22.6786698Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-15T15:28:22.6786698Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Williams more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-03more like thismore than 2014-07-03
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government remove filter
star this property hansard heading Housing: Construction 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, if he will (a) review and (b) amend or provide an exemption to the five-year housing land availability test for councils who have land on the proposed High Speed 2 rail route. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North East Derbyshire more like this
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Natascha Engel more like this
star this property uin 203897 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-10more like thismore than 2014-07-10
star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>High Speed 2 provides the opportunity to be a significant catalyst for locally-led growth and regeneration at proposed station locations, with the potential to support new homes and new jobs, benefiting from the new high-speed connections. This is illustrated by how High Speed 1 has helped extend regeneration and growth across East London and Kent. The Government will in due course be responding to the High Speed 2 Growth Taskforce Report on how best to work with local councils and Local Enterprise Partnerships to seize the regeneration opportunities from the new line.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>This Government is a strong advocate of locally-led development. The Local Plan process helps councils shape where new development should and should not go. In that context, it does not make sense to exempt councils along the route from having an up to date Local Plan; councils should be in the driving seat to determine what it best for their local communities.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Grantham and Stamford more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Boles more like this
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less than 2014-07-10T16:20:31.4812137Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-10T16:20:31.4812137Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Nick Boles more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Natascha Engel more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-03-26more like thismore than 2014-03-26
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government remove filter
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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, whether his Department is (a) undertaking or (b) plans to undertake a review of the check-off union subscription provision. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leicester South more like this
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Jonathan Ashworth more like this
star this property uin 194034 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-08more like thismore than 2014-04-08
star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p>As I indicated in my answer of 13 September 2013, <em>Official Report, </em>Column 884W, Ministers in this Department do not believe it is appropriate for public resources to be used to support the collection and administration of membership subscriptions and believe is an outdated and unnecessary 20<sup>th </sup>century practice.</p><p> </p><p>It is also unsatisfactory that some trade unions collect the political levy via check-off, but make no attempt to inform would-be members that the political levy is optional, or even mention the right to opt out on their membership forms. It is the view of Ministers that this is a misleading and dubious marketing practice through omission.</p><p> </p><p>I can confirm that we are taking further steps to review such practices.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </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 2014-04-08T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-08T12:00:00.00Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Jonathan Ashworth more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-05-07more like thismore than 2014-05-07
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government remove filter
star this property house id 2 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 what steps they are taking to ensure that accessible toilets for disabled people in buildings other than private dwellings comply with published national standards. more like this
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Baroness Thomas of Winchester more like this
star this property uin HL6932 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-14more like thismore than 2014-05-14
star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p>In buildings other than dwellings, Part M of the Building Regulations requires that reasonable provision is made for accessible toilets where relevant types of building work are undertaken. Statutory guidance on how that can be achieved is contained in <em>Approved Document M (Access to and use of buildings)</em>. The building control body is responsible for ensuring that relevant building work complies with this requirement.</p><p> </p><p>Provisions in the Equality Act 2010 require employers and those providing a service to the public or carrying out a public function to make a “reasonable adjustment”, so that disabled people are not placed at a “substantial disadvantage” compared to non-disabled people. Ultimately, only a court can decide what is “reasonable” in any particular case. However, Part 4 of the Equality Act 2010 (Disability) Regulations 2010, prescribes circumstances in which it is not reasonable for such a body to remove or alter a physical feature which was provided in or in connection with a building to assist with access to the building or the use of facilities and which satisfy the relevant design standard. The Schedule to these Regulations provides details of how to determine whether the design standard is satisfied, and refers to design considerations and provisions in Approved Document M.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Stowell of Beeston more like this
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less than 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Stowell of Beeston more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Thomas of Winchester more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-06-04more like thismore than 2014-06-04
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government remove filter
star this property hansard heading Housing: Construction 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 account he takes of local referendums on the desirability of specific sites being allocated to new housing. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bassetlaw more like this
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John Mann more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-10more like thismore than 2014-06-10
star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p>This Coalition Government have given communities radical new rights to plan for their areas, deliver the development they want and control their future. Over 1,000 communities have applied for a neighbourhood planning area to be designated, and neighbourhood plans are receiving overwhelming support through local referendums. So far we have had 17 successful referendums on neighbourhood plans.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>A neighbourhood plan (including any specific sites within it) which has been supported by the majority of those voting in a referendum can form the basis for decisions on development in the local area.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>A neighbourhood development order, if endorsed by a local referendum, can also grant permission for specified developments in a neighbourhood area.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Grantham and Stamford more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Boles more like this
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less than 2014-06-10T14:54:59.6440283Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-10T14:54:59.6440283Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Nick Boles 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 2014-06-04more like thismore than 2014-06-04
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government remove filter
star this property hansard heading Homelessness 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 change there was in the number of homelessness acceptances arising from the end of a private sector tenancy in (a) Bury St Edmunds, (b) Suffolk and (c) England and Wales in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bury St Edmunds more like this
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Mr David Ruffley more like this
star this property uin 198572 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-11more like thismore than 2014-06-11
star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p>To assist public scrutiny, a table showing homelessness acceptances due to loss of private sector tenancy, by local authority, in each year from 2003 to 2013 is available in the Library of the House,</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Data is not collected by parliamentary constituency.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The dataset shows that under the last Administration, the average numbers were higher than under this Administration, especially when taking into account the changes in the overall size of the private rented sector.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>I would note that the rental sector policies of HM Opposition would make the problem worse, by reducing availability of private rented accommodation, forcing up rents and discouraging investment in the private rented sector. By contrast, this Government is increasing house building, delivering £19.5 billion of investment in affordable housing, supporting billions of private investment in new private rented accommodation, providing £470 million to prevent and tackle all forms of homelessness, and avoiding the excessive regulation which would harm the interests of tenants.</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 2014-06-11T15:29:14.6918645Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-11T15:29:14.6918645Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kris Hopkins more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Ruffley more like this
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government remove filter
star this property hansard heading Waste Disposal 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 support his Department provides to local authorities who wish to retain weekly general waste collections. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ribble Valley more like this
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Mr Nigel Evans more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-09-18more like thismore than 2014-09-18
star this property answer text <p> </p><p><em>Labour’s legacy</em></p><p>The last Labour Government had a policy of actively pushing fortnightly bin collections and hitting hard-working families with new bin charges. Their ‘Household Waste Prevention Policy Side Research Programme’ advocated “collection limitations in terms of rubbish bin size or the interval between collections”, and sought to “nationalise this policy among local authorities”. Cutting weekly rubbish collections was not a locally-led initiative, but an explicit Whitehall mission pursued with the zeal of a convert.</p><p>Legislation in 2005 allowed the introduction of bin fines for minor breaches of complex and confusing bin rules; further legislation in 2008 watered down councils’ legal duties to collect rubbish. Guidance issued in 2005 advised town halls that councillors should be bullied to stop them opposing the axing of collections or proposing to restore weekly collections. It also recommended that cutting collections should be done after local elections – to avoid the nuisance of democratic opposition. The Government funded the covert imposition of “bin brother” microchips into families’ bins. The 2009 Pre-Budget Report made clear that a further wave of bin cuts were being planned. In short, the “Town Hall Talibin” doubled council tax and halved bin collections.</p><p>We disagree. This Government believes that households deserve a frequent and comprehensive rubbish and recycling service in return for the £122 a month in council tax that a typical household pays (Band D), especially given the typical refuse collection service only costs councils £6 to £7 per month to provide.</p><p><em>What we’ve done</em></p><p>We have taken a series of steps to help households:</p><p> </p><p>· Issued the first ever Whitehall guidance on weekly bin collections, demolishing the myths that fortnightly bin collections are needed to save money or increase recycling;</p><p> </p><p>· Stopped the Audit Commission inspections which marked down councils who do not adopt fortnightly rubbish collections, and rejected the Audit Commission guidance which advocated fortnightly collections (<em>Waste Management: The Strategic Challenge</em> and <em>Waste Management Quick Guide</em>).</p><p> </p><p>· Abolished the Local Area Agreements and National Indicator 191 imposed by Whitehall which created perverse incentives to downgrade waste collection services;</p><p> </p><p>· Scrapped the Whitehall requirement for municipal Annual Efficiency Statements, which allowed a reduction in the frequency of a household rubbish collection service to qualify as a “valid efficiency” and allowed revenue from bin fines to classed as a “cashable efficiency gain”;</p><p> </p><p>· Scrapped the imposition of eco-towns which would have had fortnightly bin collections and/or bin taxes as part of the “eco-standards”;</p><p> </p><p>· Safeguarded weekly collections for 6 million households through the Weekly Collection Support Scheme as well as championing innovation and best practice;</p><p> </p><p>· Supported over 40 innovative reward schemes to back recycling through the Weekly Collection Support Scheme (as pledged in the Coalition Agreement);</p><p> </p><p>· Through the Localism Act, revoked the 2008 legislation that allowed for the imposition of new bin taxes;</p><p> </p><p>· Issued guidance to stop the imposition of illegal ‘backdoor bin charging’ on households bins;</p><p> </p><p>· Stopped funding the ‘Waste Improvement Network’ which told councils to adopt fortnightly collections as best practice;</p><p> </p><p>· Challenged the incorrect interpretation by some bodies that European Union directives require fortnightly collections, and resisted the imposition of bin taxes by the European Union;</p><p> </p><p>· Removing powers of entry and snooping powers from “Binquisition” inspectors and scrapped guidance telling councils to rifle through families’ bins;</p><p> </p><p>· Changing building regulations to tackle ‘bin blight’; and</p><p> </p><p>· Changing the law through the Deregulation Bill to scrap unfair bin fines.</p><p>In short, this has been a fundamentally different approach from the Labour Government: we are working with families to help them go green, but believe in proper, regular and comprehensive collections for taxpaying households.</p><p>The configuration of services is complex. The attached tables, based on available estimates from WRAP, provide the most detailed information held on the breakdown of refuse and recycling collections of ‘smelly’ rubbish across councils in England.</p><p>This shows that 14 million households in England have some form of weekly collection of smelly rubbish. Had the Government not taken the actions it had, weekly collections would have disappeared in England by 2015. This simple assertion can be illustrated by the extinction of weekly collections in most of Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, which have devolved Administrations and policies of supporting fortnightly bin collections. Indeed, in Wales, the Labour-led Welsh Government now has a policy of supporting monthly bin collections (Welsh Government, <em>Municipal Sector Plan Part 1</em>, March 2011 and Welsh Government, <em>Cabinet decision, Minister for Environment and Sustainable Development, Additional Funding for Zero Waste Gurnos</em>, February 2012).</p><p>We have stopped the rot, but there is more to do to support weekly bin collections. Many town hall jobsworths, over-zealous NGOs and vested interests in the waste industry remain blindly obsessed with restricting bin collections as a perverse policy goal in itself, and this is reflected in the figures in the table above. Indeed, even Keep Britain Tidy – which one would think would want regular rubbish collections to keep the streets clean – has been taken over by a NGO (Waste Watch) which campaigns for fortnightly bin collections. Bin collections are not viewed as a public service – but as a policy tool to deliver other arbitrary policy goals.</p><p><em>More to do</em></p><p>One option which should be considered is a minimum service standard – for example, the Household Waste Recycling Act 2003 already lays down minimum service requirements for recycling, and indeed, the Public Health Act 1875 introduced a duty on local authorities to collect rubbish; this duty was enhanced by the Public Health Act 1936 obliging them to collect household waste weekly which existed until 1974.</p><p>Moving forward, we are open to representations on how best to support frequent and comprehensive rubbish and recycling service; stand up for taxpayers’ interests from arbitrary state charges and taxes; and protect the local environment, public health and local amenity from the nuisance of stinking rubbish.</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 2014-09-18T16:36:13.586975Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-18T16:36:13.586975Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kris Hopkins more like this
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star this property file name 0334 Evans - Table.docx more like this
star this property title Waste Collection Tables more like this
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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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star this property label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Nigel Evans more like this