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star this property date less than 2015-01-15more like thismore than 2015-01-15
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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 hansard heading Domestic Waste: Waste Disposal 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 To ask Her Majesty’s Government which local authorities in England have taken part in the Weekly Collection Support Scheme; how many authorities took part in the expression of interest process; which have subsequently received financial support, and how much; and of those, which have reinstated weekly collections of general (“grey” or “residual”) waste, which have used the support to collect food waste separately, and which have used it in other ways. more like this
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Lord Greaves more like this
star this property uin HL4187 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-12more like thismore than 2015-02-12
unstar this property answer text <p>In March 2012, my Department received initial expressions of interest from 151 lead local authorities, which resulted in bids from 113 local authorities. Some local authorities submitted multiple expressions of interest which were consolidated before final bid stage. The final bids were then assessed in line with the published criteria, and recipients then awarded funding.</p><p>A detailed table listing the schemes that are being supported is attached and on my Department’s website.</p><p> </p><p>It may be helpful to the noble Lord to outline what this Government has delivered since 2010:</p><p> </p><ul><li>Safeguarded weekly collections for 6 million households through the Weekly Collection Support Scheme as well as championing innovation and best practice; the answer of 14 May 2014, <em>Official Report</em>, House of Commons 646W, outlined how 14 million households in England have some form of weekly collection of smelly rubbish.</li></ul><p> </p><p> </p><ul><li>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. This best practice was directly informed by the Weekly Collections Support Scheme;</li></ul><p> </p><p> </p><ul><li>Supported over 40 innovative reward schemes to back recycling through the Weekly Collection Support Scheme (as pledged in the Coalition Agreement); the winning bids for a further Recycling Rewards Scheme for 2015-16 will be announced shortly;</li></ul><p> </p><p> </p><ul><li>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 (“Waste Management: The Strategic Challenge and Waste Management Quick Guide”);</li></ul><p> </p><p> </p><ul><li>Abolished the Local Area Agreements and National Indicator 191 imposed by Whitehall which created perverse incentives to downgrade waste collection services;</li></ul><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><ul><li>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”;</li></ul><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><ul><li>Scrapped the imposition of eco-towns which would have had fortnightly bin collections and/or bin taxes as part of the “eco-standards”;</li></ul><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><ul><li>Through the Localism Act, revoked the 2008 legislation that allowed for the imposition of new bin taxes;</li></ul><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><ul><li>Issued guidance to stop the imposition of illegal ‘backdoor bin charging’ on households bins;</li></ul><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><ul><li>Stopped funding the ‘Waste Improvement Network’ which told councils to adopt fortnightly collections as best practice;</li></ul><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><ul><li>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;</li></ul><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><ul><li>Removing powers of entry and snooping powers from bin inspectors and scrapped guidance telling councils to rifle through families’ bins;</li></ul><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><ul><li>Changed building regulations and planning guidance to tackle ‘bin blight’, and worked with the NHBC Foundation to produce new best practice guidance for house builders;</li></ul><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><ul><li>Changing the law through the Deregulation Bill to scrap unfair bin fines.</li></ul><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Without our active support, Ministers are clear that weekly collections would have disappeared across England. This Government’s approach can be contrasted with the devolved Labour-led Administration in Wales, where fortnightly bin collections are official policy, and pilots of monthly bin collections are being actively encouraged.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmed more like this
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less than 2015-02-12T14:39:13.267Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-12T14:39:13.267Z
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less than 2015-02-16T17:33:13.473Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-16T17:33:13.473Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmed more like this
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star this property file name PQ HL4187 List of successful bidders to the Weekly Collection Support Scheme.xls more like this
star this property title List of Supported Schemes more like this
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star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmed more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmed more like this
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star this property file name 150203 PQ677818 Lord Greaves - Attachment.pdf more like this
star this property title List of Supported Schemes more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Greaves more like this
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star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-02more like thismore than 2018-11-02
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Parks: Finance more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how much funding will be allocated to the second round of pocket parks; and if any of those parks will be located in South Yorkshire. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 187343 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
unstar this property answer text <p>The Secretary of State recognises the importance of parks and green spaces in building safer, stronger and more integrated communities. We announced on 7 October that Government would invest £1 million in a second pocket parks programme to create new parks and also provide support to maintain and improve existing parks to help bring existing parks back into safe and regular use.</p><p>The Government will shortly be publishing a prospectus, inviting bids for funding from across the England. Following closure of the application process, bids will be reviewed and announcement of successful applicants will be announced in spring 2018.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Richmond (Yorks) more like this
star this property answering member printed Rishi Sunak more like this
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less than 2018-11-12T17:21:10.793Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T17:21:10.793Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rishi Sunak more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Housing: South Yorkshire more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to paragraph 4.56 of the Budget 2018 Red Book, what estimate he has made of the number of new homes that will be built in South Yorkshire. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 188172 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
unstar this property answer text <p>We have not estimated the number of homes that would be built on a local authority basis, following the abolition of the Housing Revenue Account borrowing cap. We estimate that nationally, local authority delivery will increase to around 10,000 homes per year. Local authorities in South Yorkshire, and elsewhere, are able to use their new borrowing freedom to start building new homes to meet the needs of their communities immediately. We want to see them seize this opportunity and build a new generation of council housing.</p><p>In respect of the additional £2 billion of grant funding for Affordable Housing from 2022 to 2029, it is not possible to determine the distribution across regions until bids have been approved. Homes England do publish allocations data on the current 2016-2022 Affordable Homes Programme outside of London. As of March 2018, 1,361 affordable homes have been allocated grant funding in South Yorkshire.</p><p>Local authorities in South Yorkshire were successful in securing £5.8 million of Housing Infrastructure Fund (HIF) Marginal Viability Funding, which will unlock up to 730 homes. The final funding amounts are subject to a funding clarification process that is currently underway. We are currently working with Sheffield City Regions Combined Authority to develop their HIF Forward Funding bid. We cannot say if this funding will support homes in South Yorkshire until their bid is submitted in the coming months.</p>
star this property answering member constituency North West Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Kit Malthouse more like this
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less than 2018-11-12T17:14:42.02Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T17:14:42.02Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kit Malthouse more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-29more like thismore than 2014-10-29
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 remove filter
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 hansard heading Local Government Services: Immigrants more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment have they made of the costs to local authorities of providing housing and other services to people with no other recourse to public funds. more like this
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
star this property uin HL2521 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-17more like thismore than 2014-11-17
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government does not hold a national estimate of the costs to local authorities of providing housing and other services to people with No Recourse to Public Funds.</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 2014-11-17T12:04:07.73Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-17T12:04:07.73Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-12-12more like thismore than 2018-12-12
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Leasehold: Reform more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether his Department plans to include existing leaseholders in its analysis of the consultation on implementing reforms to the leasehold system. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 201661 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-17more like thismore than 2018-12-17
unstar this property answer text <p>This Government is committed to tackling excessive and unjustifiable practices in the leasehold sector, making home ownership fairer for all. The technical consultation which closed on 26 November sets out how the Government intends to reform the system. The consultation document details proposals for banning leasehold houses and restricting ground rents in the future.</p><p>The Government is also clear that existing unfair lease terms have no place in the housing market. It is right that developers who sold leaseholds with onerous terms should support their customers to amend such lease terms. Some developers have introduced assistance schemes which is welcome. The Government is engaging with industry to urge them to take proactive steps to vary leases for those with onerous ground rent clauses.</p><p>We are further helping existing leaseholders by:</p><ul><li>Working with the Law Commission to make buying a freehold or extending a lease easier, quicker and cheaper;</li><li>Making it easier for leaseholders to form Recognised Tenants' Associations so they can hold the management of their block to account;</li><li>Setting up a Working Group, chaired by Lord Best, to look at how property agents can be improved, including a single, mandatory Code of Practice for managing agents and whether any fees should be capped or banned;</li><li>Publishing a 'How to Lease' guide for consumers.</li></ul>
star this property answering member constituency South Derbyshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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less than 2018-12-17T15:52:08.167Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-17T15:52:08.167Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-12-12more like thismore than 2018-12-12
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Leasehold: South Yorkshire more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many leasehold properties there are in South Yorkshire. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 201662 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-17more like thismore than 2018-12-17
unstar this property answer text <p>MHCLG does not currently have sub-national estimates of the number of leaseholds dwellings in England. National level estimates can be found here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/estimating-the-number-of-leasehold-dwellings-in-england-2016-to-2017" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/estimating-the-number-of-leasehold-dwellings-in-england-2016-to-2017</a></p><p><br>As part of on-going work to improve the release we will consider whether it is feasible to produce regional statistics in future statistical releases.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North West Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Kit Malthouse more like this
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less than 2018-12-17T14:21:29.517Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-17T14:21:29.517Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kit Malthouse more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-12-18more like thismore than 2018-12-18
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to page 11 of the UK Holocaust Memorial Foundation consultation document, published in September 2015, what the fourth central London site was that had been subject to discussions. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Gainsborough more like this
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Sir Edward Leigh more like this
star this property uin 203297 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-21more like thismore than 2018-12-21
unstar this property answer text <p>The UK Holocaust Memorial Foundation’s document published in September 2015 invited suggestions of sites suitable for the Memorial and Learning Centre. The discussions referred to on page 11 of that document were held in confidence and concerned a site that subsequently became unavailable.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rossendale and Darwen more like this
star this property answering member printed Jake Berry more like this
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less than 2018-12-21T14:35:35.513Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-21T14:35:35.513Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jake Berry more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Edward Leigh more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-12-18more like thismore than 2018-12-18
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what the property was in Millbank that was offered to the UK Holocaust Memorial Foundation as a site for the Holocaust Learning Centre in late 2016; and for what reasons the offer was not taken up. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Gainsborough more like this
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Sir Edward Leigh more like this
star this property uin 203298 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-21more like thismore than 2018-12-21
unstar this property answer text <p>Millbank Tower was considered as a possible site for the Memorial and Learning Centre. The proposal was tied to the development of the wider site: to date, there is no evidence of redevelopment coming forward and occupational office leases have now been extended to 2022. Victoria Tower Gardens was preferred by the UKHMF Board as the outstanding candidate site for the following reasons:</p><ul><li>its relevance as a commemorative garden of Britain’s national conscience, already containing significant memorial sculptures, marking momentous historic events, with significance for the struggle for human rights, that remain relevant today and will do so in the future;</li><li>it provides an iconic location adjoining Parliament, sitting along the riverfront immediately next to the House of Lords;</li><li>it is visually prominent and adjacent to one of the most visited parts of London, within easy reach of a major tube station and many bus routes;</li><li>the resonance of being next to Parliament and on the timeless banks of the Thames is exceptional; and</li><li>under the shadow of Victoria Tower, the Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre would question the impacts of the Holocaust and subsequent genocides on our own Parliament.</li></ul>
star this property answering member constituency Rossendale and Darwen more like this
star this property answering member printed Jake Berry more like this
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less than 2018-12-21T14:34:47.937Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-21T14:34:47.937Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jake Berry more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Edward Leigh more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-12-18more like thismore than 2018-12-18
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to his Answer of October 2017 to Question 106036, if he will place in the Library a list of (a) the almost 50 sites considered for the UK Holocaust Memorial and (b) the dates on which each of those sites was proposed to the UK Holocaust Memorial Foundation. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Gainsborough more like this
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Sir Edward Leigh more like this
star this property uin 203299 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-21more like thismore than 2018-12-21
unstar this property answer text <p>To release the information requested could prejudice the commercial interests of the sites' owners.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rossendale and Darwen more like this
star this property answering member printed Jake Berry more like this
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less than 2018-12-21T14:38:06.7Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-21T14:38:06.7Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jake Berry more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Edward Leigh more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-12-18more like thismore than 2018-12-18
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will place in the Library the minutes of UK Holocaust Memorial Foundation meetings; and for what reason those minutes have not been published to date. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Gainsborough more like this
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Sir Edward Leigh more like this
star this property uin 203300 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-21more like thismore than 2018-12-21
unstar this property answer text <p>The minutes are the property of the Foundation which is an independent advisory body.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rossendale and Darwen more like this
star this property answering member printed Jake Berry more like this
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less than 2018-12-21T14:36:39.76Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-21T14:36:39.76Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jake Berry more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Edward Leigh more like this