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star this property date less than 2014-03-12more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Attorney General more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, what estimate he has made of the empty property business rates for the vacant properties recorded on the e-PIMS database owned by (a) the Law Officers' Departments and (b) any executive agencies or non-departmental public bodies of the Law Officers' Departments in the current financial year. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds Central more like this
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Hilary Benn more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
star this property answer text <p>The Law Officers' Departments have been actively reducing their estate running costs since 2010 in line with Government policy and have already made significant savings.</p><p>The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) estate rationalisation programme began in 2009 and is set to be completed in 2016, with most of the leases on empty property having expired by then. This programme has already led to a reduction in expenditure and increased efficiency. The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has paid £320,178.38 in property business rates in the current financial year on the properties which are currently recorded as vacant on the ePIMS database as at 14 March 2014. The costs figure has been produced by DTZ who are CPS' managing agents and has not yet been audited.</p><p>The Treasury Solicitor's Department owns a lease on a building which has some vacant space. This building attracts full business rates in the current financial year. This lease is due to expire in 2016. The estimated business rates for the vacant proportion of the property for 2013/14 are £59 372.71</p><p>The remaining Law Officers' Departments do not have any vacant properties.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Beaconsfield more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Dominic Grieve 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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star this property label Biography information for Mr Dominic Grieve more like this
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413
unstar this property label Biography information for Hilary Benn more like this
42862
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-12more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
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25259
unstar 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 rank how many homeless households were placed in each London local authority by other local authorities since 2010; and how many homeless households each London local authority has placed in authorities other than their own since 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Westminster North more like this
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Ms Karen Buck more like this
star this property uin 191726 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-05-12more like thismore than 2014-05-12
star this property answer text <p> </p><p><em>[Holding Reply: Monday 17 March 2014]</em></p><p>I refer the hon. Member to my answer to her of 19 December 2013, <em>Official Report</em>, Column 713W.</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
star this property grouped question UIN 191727 more like this
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less than 2014-05-12T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-12T12:00:00.00Z
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4043
star this property label Biography information for Kris Hopkins more like this
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199
unstar this property label Biography information for Ms Karen Buck more like this
42863
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star this property date less than 2014-03-12more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
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25259
unstar 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 actual and percentage change was in the number of households from each London local authority provided with temporary accommodation outside their home borough between March 2010 and December 2013. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Westminster North more like this
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Ms Karen Buck more like this
star this property uin 191727 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-05-12more like thismore than 2014-05-12
star this property answer text <p> </p><p><em>[Holding Reply: Monday 17 March 2014]</em></p><p>I refer the hon. Member to my answer to her of 19 December 2013, <em>Official Report</em>, Column 713W.</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
star this property grouped question UIN 191726 more like this
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less than 2014-05-12T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-12T12:00:00.00Z
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4043
star this property label Biography information for Kris Hopkins more like this
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199
unstar this property label Biography information for Ms Karen Buck more like this
42864
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-12more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
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25259
unstar 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 actual and percentage change was in the number of homeless households in temporary accommodation in each London local authority between March 2010 and December 2013. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Westminster North more like this
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Ms Karen Buck more like this
star this property uin 191728 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-05-12more like thismore than 2014-05-12
star this property answer text <p> </p><p><em>[Holding Reply: Monday 17 March 2014]</em></p><p>I refer the hon. Member to the Live Table 784 available at:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/live-tables-on-homelessness" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/live-tables-on-homelessness</a></p><p>The dataset is already accessible for statistical analysis.</p><p>The numbers of households in temporary accommodation in London are still well belowthe level they were at their peak, under the previous Administration, when they hit more than 63,800. Councils have a responsibility to move homeless households into settled accommodation as quickly as possible and we made common sense changes to the law to enable them to use suitable private rented homes. Indeed the average stay in temporary accommodation in England has been reduced from 20 months at the beginning of 2010 to 14 months now.</p><p>We have also seen a 42% reduction in the numbers of families with children in Bed and Breakfast for more than six weeks on this time last year across the country. The seven local authorities that we funded to tackle families in Bed and Breakfast have made significant progress achieving an overall reduction of 96% since the funding began.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></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 2014-05-12T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-12T12:00:00.00Z
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4043
star this property label Biography information for Kris Hopkins more like this
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199
unstar this property label Biography information for Ms Karen Buck more like this
42865
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star this property date less than 2014-03-12more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
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25259
unstar 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 households have been placed in temporary accommodation in each London local authority by councils other than their own since March 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Westminster North more like this
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Ms Karen Buck more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-05-12more like thismore than 2014-05-12
star this property answer text <p> </p><p><em>[Holding Reply: Monday 17 March 2014]</em></p><p>I refer the hon. Member to my answer to her of 19 December 2013, <em>Official Report</em>, Column 713W.</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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191722 more like this
191730 more like this
191731 more like this
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less than 2014-05-12T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-12T12:00:00.00Z
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4043
star this property label Biography information for Kris Hopkins more like this
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199
unstar this property label Biography information for Ms Karen Buck more like this
42866
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star this property date less than 2014-03-12more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
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25259
unstar 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 homeless households have been placed in temporary accommodation in each London local authority by councils other than their own in each of the last eight quarters. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Westminster North more like this
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Ms Karen Buck more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-05-12more like thismore than 2014-05-12
star this property answer text <p> </p><p><em>[Holding Reply: Monday 17 March 2014]</em></p><p>I refer the hon. Member to my answer to her of 19 December 2013, <em>Official Report</em>, Column 713W.</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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191722 more like this
191729 more like this
191731 more like this
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less than 2014-05-12T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-12T12:00:00.00Z
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4043
star this property label Biography information for Kris Hopkins more like this
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199
unstar this property label Biography information for Ms Karen Buck more like this
42867
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star this property date less than 2014-03-12more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
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25259
unstar 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 households have been placed in temporary accommodation by London councils in each local authority area outside London since March 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Westminster North more like this
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Ms Karen Buck more like this
star this property uin 191731 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-05-12more like thismore than 2014-05-12
star this property answer text <p> </p><p><em>[Holding Reply: Monday 17 March 2014]</em></p><p>I refer the hon. Member to my answer to her of 19 December 2013, <em>Official Report</em>, Column 713W.</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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191722 more like this
191729 more like this
191730 more like this
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less than 2014-05-12T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-12T12:00:00.00Z
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4043
star this property label Biography information for Kris Hopkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ms Karen Buck more like this
42880
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star this property date less than 2014-03-12more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
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25259
unstar 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, which 30 local authority areas have received the largest number of homeless households in temporary accommodation placed by London local authorities since March 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Westminster North more like this
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Ms Karen Buck more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-05-12more like thismore than 2014-05-12
star this property answer text <p> </p><p><em>[Holding Reply: Monday 17 March 2014]</em></p><p>I refer the hon. Member to my answer to her of 19 December 2013, <em>Official Report</em>, Column 713W.</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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191729 more like this
191730 more like this
191731 more like this
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less than 2014-05-12T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-12T12:00:00.00Z
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4043
star this property label Biography information for Kris Hopkins more like this
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199
unstar this property label Biography information for Ms Karen Buck more like this
42883
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star this property date less than 2014-03-12more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
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25259
unstar 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 has been in the number and proportion of homeless households in nightly booked temporary accommodation in London since March 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Westminster North more like this
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Ms Karen Buck more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-05-12more like thismore than 2014-05-12
star this property answer text <p> </p><p><em>[Holding Reply: Monday 17 March 2014]</em></p><p>The Department does not collect information specifically on numbers of homeless households in nightly-booked temporary accommodation.</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 2014-05-12T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-12T12:00:00.00Z
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4043
star this property label Biography information for Kris Hopkins more like this
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199
unstar this property label Biography information for Ms Karen Buck more like this
43015
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star this property date less than 2014-03-13more like thismore than 2014-03-13
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many applications to dispose of statutory allotments have been (a) submitted, (b) approved and (c) rejected in each local authority area in each year since 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds Central more like this
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Hilary Benn more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-05-14more like thismore than 2014-05-14
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>Further to the Allotments Act 1925, applications for consent to dispose of allotment land are submitted to the Department by local councils (parish councils and principal authorities). The table below shows the breakdown of applications since May 2010.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td><p><em>Granted</em></p></td><td><p><em>Withdrawn</em></p></td><td><p><em>Refused</em></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>May 2010- March 2011</p></td><td><p>18</p></td><td><p>6</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011-12</p></td><td><p>17</p></td><td><p>5</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012-13</p></td><td><p>15</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013-14</p></td><td><p>17</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>4</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014-15 to date</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>To place this in context, the Secretary of State granted 34 allotment disposals in 2007, granted 22 in 2008 and granted 18 in 2009, whilst only 2 were declined, which is a greater rate than under this Administration.</p><p>I observe that the rt. hon. Member has been quoted in the media attacking such consents. He would have been wiser however to have undertaken a closer examination of the 68 individual consents granted to the local councils since May 2010.</p><p>The table below provides some context to help explain why there was a reasonable case by the representative local bodies for changing the statutory status of the land.</p><p>In January 2014, my Department published <em>Allotment Disposal Guidance: Safeguards and Alternatives</em> replacing the previous guidance from 2002. The new guidance strengthens allotment protection, as the requirement for waiting lists to be taken into account must now be rigorously applied to all that council's waiting lists, not just the waiting list for the site to be disposed of. This aims to ensure that poorly maintained sites are not used to justify disposal. Ministers will be closely monitoring to ensure that this new guidance is followed.</p><p>Notwithstanding, I have taken the opportunity to analyse these previous cases in the table below. The National Allotment Society was consulted in every case, and nine out of ten decisions were consistent with advice from the National Allotment Society (where advice was given); the remaining cases where the advice diverged related to land not actually in use as allotments, requiring a judgement call on whether it was realistic to bring the land back into productive use.</p><p>Having analysed these approvals, I can note that half of the land disposed was not actually in use as allotments. Moreover, in every case where existing allotment plot holders were displaced, evidence from local authorities indicates that alternative plots were made available to them.</p><p>More new plots were proposed to be created and/or vacant sites proposed to be brought back into use than the number of proposed disposals of in-use allotment plots. Consequently, the statutory disposal process overseen by the Secretary of State since May 2010 should have resulted in an <strong>increase</strong> in allotment provision not a reduction. This reflects this Government's commitment both to supporting local communities grow their own food and to protecting important community assets.</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
star this property grouped question UIN 196310 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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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Williams more like this
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star this property file name 2269 & 2521 Benn - Table.docx more like this
star this property title Allotments - Disposal Consents Granted more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Hilary Benn more like this