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star this property date less than 2017-07-06more like thismore than 2017-07-06
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government how many Special Constables there are in each police force in England and Wales. more like this
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-13more like thismore than 2017-07-13
star this property answer text <p>The Home Office collects and publishes statistics on the number of Special Constables in each police force in England and Wales on a bi-annual basis.</p><p>The latest available data are published in the ‘Police workforce, England and Wales, 30 September 2016’ statistical bulletins.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2017-07-13T13:09:12.363Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-13T13:09:12.363Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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star this property file name ePQ6917 Lord Kennedy Table2.xls more like this
star this property title Table - HL569 more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Kennedy of Southwark remove filter
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star this property date less than 2017-07-06more like thismore than 2017-07-06
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government how many operational firefighters were in post in each of the Fire and Rescue Authorities in England and Wales from 2010 until the last year for which figures are available. more like this
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark 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 2017-07-20more like thismore than 2017-07-20
star this property answer text <p>The Home Office collect and publish data on fire and rescue workforce in England.</p><p>The number of fire fighters in each fire and rescue authority since 2010 is published in table FIRE1101 please see attached and also it can be found here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/562338/fire-statistics-data-tables-fire1101.xlsx" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/562338/fire-statistics-data-tables-fire1101.xlsx</a> . The figures are a snapshot of the workforce at 31 March in each year. Figures for 2017 will be available later this year.</p><p>The number of firefighters employed by fire and rescue authorities by FRSs in Wales is published by the Welsh government and can be found here: <a href="https://statswales.gov.wales/Catalogue/Community-Safety-and-Social-Inclusion/Community-Safety/Fire-Service-Operational-Statistics/fireandrescueservicesummaryinformation-by-asset-financialyear" target="_blank">https://statswales.gov.wales/Catalogue/Community-Safety-and-Social-Inclusion/Community-Safety/Fire-Service-Operational-Statistics/fireandrescueservicesummaryinformation-by-asset-financialyear</a></p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2017-07-20T14:13:11.443Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-20T14:13:11.443Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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star this property file name Copy of fire-statistics-data-tables-fire1101.xlsx more like this
star this property title Table - FIRE 1101 more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Kennedy of Southwark remove filter
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star this property date less than 2017-06-21more like thismore than 2017-06-21
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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
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to review the rights of social housing tenants. more like this
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
star this property uin HL83 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 2017-07-11more like thismore than 2017-07-11
star this property answer text <p>While the Government does not have immediate plans to review the rights of social housing tenants, in light of the terrible tragedy of the Grenfell Tower fire, we have been clear in that more attention must be focused on social housing and listening to its tenants. We are determined to do all that we can to make sure that something like this never happens again.</p><p>Our immediate priority is to support the victims, to find homes for those made homeless by the fire, and to make sure the country's housing stock is safe. The Secretary of State also announced on 5 July that an independent Recovery Taskforce will be appointed to advise the Council on the longer term recovery needs, and will answer directly to the Secretary of State. The Taskforce will remain in place for as long as is required.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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less than 2017-07-11T15:09:37.967Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-11T15:09:37.967Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-06-21more like thismore than 2017-06-21
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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
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made in the drafting of the regulations under Part 5 of the Housing and Planning Act 2016 for electrical safety checks in private rented sector accommodation; and when they expect those regulations to be laid before Parliament. more like this
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
star this property uin HL84 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 2017-07-03more like thismore than 2017-07-03
star this property answer text <p>Following Royal Assent of the Housing and Planning Act 2016, a Working Group of relevant experts was established to provide recommendations to ministers on what, if any, legislative requirements for electrical safety in the private rented sector should be introduced. The Working Group’s report and recommendations will now be considered by the new Housing Minister.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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less than 2017-07-03T16:42:18.497Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-03T16:42:18.497Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-06-21more like thismore than 2017-06-21
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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
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 Her Majesty's Government how many meetings with Electrical Safety First and other stakeholders have taken place to develop the regulations for electrical safety checks in the private rented sector since the Housing and Planning Act 2016 was granted Royal Assent. more like this
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
star this property uin HL85 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 2017-07-03more like thismore than 2017-07-03
star this property answer text <p>Following Royal Assent of the Housing and Planning Act 2016, a Working Group of relevant experts, including Electrical Safety First, was established to provide recommendations to ministers on what, if any, legislative requirements for electrical safety in the private rented sector should be introduced. The Working Group met four times in, August, October, November and December 2016.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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less than 2017-07-03T16:39:08.02Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-03T16:39:08.02Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-06-29more like thismore than 2017-06-29
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
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 Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to promote the establishment of new tram lines in towns and cities in England. more like this
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
star this property uin HL261 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 2017-07-06more like thismore than 2017-07-06
star this property answer text <p>The Government supports light rail where it can be shown to be the best solution to an area’s transport needs. It is for local authorities to decide whether light rail is the right solution and to develop plans. They can then bid for government funding if this is required.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Callanan more like this
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less than 2017-07-06T11:13:18.617Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-06T11:13:18.617Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Callanan more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-06-29more like thismore than 2017-06-29
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to encourage local authorities to consider washing their high streets and shopping parades on a regular basis, in addition to sweeping and other cleaning measures. more like this
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
star this property uin HL263 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 2017-07-13more like thismore than 2017-07-13
star this property answer text <p>Local authorities and other land managers are responsible for keeping their “relevant land”, which includes high streets and shopping parades, clear of litter and refuse. The statutory Code of Practice on Litter and Refuse sets out the standards of cleanliness that they are expected to be able to achieve on different types of land. The Code places the emphasis on the consistent and appropriate management of an area to keep it clean, rather than on how often it is cleaned or the use of specific approaches.</p><p> </p><p>It is up to councils to decide how best to meet their statutory duty to keep their relevant land clear of litter and refuse, and how to prioritise this against other local services.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2017-07-13T15:26:21.413Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-13T15:26:21.413Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-07-03more like thismore than 2017-07-03
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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
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to review section 10 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985, to include fire safety in the list of factors which determine whether a house is unfit for human habitation. more like this
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
star this property uin HL369 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 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
star this property answer text <p>All homes should be of a reasonable standard and all tenants should have a safe place to live. Under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985, landlords have an obligation to ensure that they keep in repair the structure and exterior of any property they rent out.</p><p>Local authorities have strong powers to deal with poor quality, unsafe accommodation and we expect them to use those powers. Under the Housing Health and Safety Rating System, local authorities can issue an Improvement Notice or a Hazard Awareness Notice if they find a defect in the property. Failure to comply with an Improvement Notice is a criminal offence for which local authorities can impose a financial penalty of up to £30,000 or prosecute in the courts which have the power to impose an unlimited fine. In extreme circumstances, the local authority may decide to make repairs themselves, or to prohibit that property from being rented out.</p><p>The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 places a duty on housing providers to undertake a fire risk assessment of the common parts of their properties and to put in place and maintain adequate fire precautions to manage the risk that lives could be lost in a fire. The Order is enforced by fire and rescue authorities. Failure to comply with the provisions of the Fire Safety Order may to lead to prosecution and potentially a significant fine or custodial sentence.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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less than 2017-07-18T11:25:34.647Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-18T11:25:34.647Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-07-03more like thismore than 2017-07-03
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what action they have taken to improve fire safety since the inquest into the 2009 Lakanal House fire. more like this
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
star this property uin HL370 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-21more like thismore than 2017-07-21
star this property answer text <p>Following the Lakanal House fire the Coroner made a number of recommendations and DCLG followed up on all of them, including priority funding for new fire safety guidance and commissioning new research. Other action which has been taken since 2013 to improve fire safety has included: the introduction of new regulations on smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in 2015; the continuing Fire Kills communications campaign; and research which was commissioned into fire safety issues.</p><p>An independent expert panel has been set up to provide advice to the Government on any immediate measures needed to make buildings safe following the Grenfell Tower fire. The panel will be led by Sir Ken Knight, former London Fire Commissioner and former Government Chief Fire and Rescue Adviser. It will consider safety measures, policies, inspection and regulation, taking account of both the Grenfell Tower fire and ongoing fire safety inspections. It will look at any immediate action required to ensure public confidence that everything possible is being done to make all public and private buildings safe as quickly as possible.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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less than 2017-07-21T09:32:24.2Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-21T09:32:24.2Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-07-03more like thismore than 2017-07-03
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to review the Housing Act 2004 housing health and safety rating system, in particular the hazards classified under category 1 (damp and mould growth) and category 2 (excess cold). more like this
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
star this property uin HL371 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
star this property answer text <p>The Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS) is kept under regular review. We have been clear that lessons will be learned from the Grenfell fire, and any issues for the HHSRS will be taken into account.</p><p>The HHSRS is a risk assessment process which involves a local authority assessing 29 categories of potential housing hazards in a dwelling, such as damp, excess cold and electrical faults. Where a property contains potentially serious risks to the health and safety of the occupants, the local authority must take appropriate action requiring the building owner to reduce or remove the risk. This will frequently involve service of an Improvement Notice. Failure to comply with an Improvement Notice is a criminal offence for which local authorities can impose a financial penalty of up to £30,000 or prosecute in the courts which have the power to impose an unlimited fine. In extreme circumstances, the local authority may decide to make repairs themselves, or to prohibit the property from being rented out.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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less than 2017-07-18T11:29:35.443Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-18T11:29:35.443Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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