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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
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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 remove filter
174085
star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2015-01-15more like thismore than 2015-01-15
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Hospitals: Lancashire 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 how many patients presented themselves to the Accident and Emergency and Urgent Care Units at the Royal Blackburn Hospital and Burnley General Hospital respectively in each month in the last two years; and in each month how many of those patients were admitted for treatment. more like this
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Lord Greaves more like this
star this property uin HL4188 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 2015-01-26more like thismore than 2015-01-26
unstar this property answer text <p>Information is not available in the format requested.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Information showing quarterly accident and emergency activity and admissions at the East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust between Q4 2010-11 and Q4 2014-15, is shown in the attached tables.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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star this property file name HL4188 Lord Greaves - A+E Table 1.docx more like this
star this property title A&E Activity Table 1 more like this
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star this property file name HL4188 Lord Greaves - A+E Table 2.docx more like this
star this property title A&E Activity Table 2 more like this
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less than 2015-01-26T15:40:53.957Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-26T15:40:53.957Z
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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174086
star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2015-01-15more like thismore than 2015-01-15
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
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
star this property hansard heading Rights of Way 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 was the percentage change in spending on rights of way and countryside access by each local highway authority between 2010–11 and 2014–15. more like this
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Lord Greaves more like this
star this property uin HL4189 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 2015-01-29more like thismore than 2015-01-29
unstar this property answer text <p>Local highway authorities are responsible for protecting the rights of the public to use footpaths and other rights of way. They are also responsible for determining their own local spending priorities and it is for local people to hold them to account. Consequently, the information requested is held by each local highway authority, not centrally, and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord De Mauley more like this
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less than 2015-01-29T15:00:52.187Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-29T15:00:52.187Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord De Mauley more like this
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174087
star this property registered interest true more like this
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
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
star this property hansard heading Recreation Spaces 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 how many adopted local plans include the designation of local green spaces; and how many such spaces have been designated. more like this
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Lord Greaves more like this
star this property uin HL4190 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 2015-01-23more like thismore than 2015-01-23
unstar this property answer text <p>We do not collect detailed statistics on individual policies within Local Plans.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2015-01-23T12:05:38.097Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-23T12:05:38.097Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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174534
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star this property date less than 2015-01-19more like thismore than 2015-01-19
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Health Services: Lancashire 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 consideration is being given to the reorganisation of specialist healthcare services in Lancashire and which services are being considered for relocation; and whether consideration is being given to the removal of the neonatal intensive care unit from Burnley General Hospital. more like this
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Lord Greaves more like this
star this property uin HL4234 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 2015-02-02more like thismore than 2015-02-02
unstar this property answer text <p>NHS England is responsible for the commissioning and delivery of prescribed specialised services.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We are advised that NHS England, along with the clinical commissioning groups in the area, is currently reviewing specialist services to ensure they meet national specification standards. This work is on-going and no decisions have been taken.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2015-02-02T12:14:30.78Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-02T12:14:30.78Z
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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174535
star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2015-01-19more like thismore than 2015-01-19
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
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
star this property hansard heading Rights of Way 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 they have made of the number of historic rights of way which will not have been recorded by the time of the cut-off in 2026, broken down by (1) routes where claims have been submitted, and (2) routes for which claims have not been submitted. more like this
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Lord Greaves more like this
star this property uin HL4235 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 2015-01-27more like thismore than 2015-01-27
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government has not made any assessment of the number of historical public rights of way which will not have been recorded by the time of the cut-off date in 2026. Any assessment would depend on a number of unknown variables and could only be made at a disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord De Mauley more like this
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less than 2015-01-27T16:56:51.573Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-27T16:56:51.573Z
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2202
star this property label Biography information for Lord De Mauley more like this
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2569
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176657
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star this property date less than 2015-01-29more like thismore than 2015-01-29
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Electoral Register 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 is the number of electors registered in each constituency on the new electoral registers; what is the change compared with the registers as first published in the previous year in (1) numbers, and (2) as a percentage change; and whether they are taking further action to increase the number of people registered before the General Election. more like this
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Lord Greaves more like this
star this property uin HL4566 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 2015-02-12more like thismore than 2015-02-12
unstar this property answer text <p>We are only mid-way through the transition to Individual Electoral Registration (IER) and so the current electoral registers offer only an initial and partial snapshot of the registration landscape. Electoral statistics based on the last electoral registers published under the previous household system are available on the Office for National Statistics website:</p><p><a href="http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/pop-estimate/electoral-statistics-for-uk/2013/stb---2013-electoral-statistics.html" target="_blank">http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/pop-estimate/electoral-statistics-for-uk/2013/stb---2013-electoral-statistics.html</a></p><p> </p><p>ONS plans to publish statistics for England and Wales on 26 February based on the registers as at 1 December 2014 and on 16 April for the Scottish registers as at 2 March 2015.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Government has provided funding of over £14 million between financial years 2013/14 and 2014/15 to support the costs of activities aimed at increasing the completeness and accuracy of the electoral register. We have also provided all Local Authorities and Valuation Joint Boards in Great Britain with a share of £30m resource funding, across this financial year and the previous financial year, to support them in making the transition to IER.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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less than 2015-02-12T16:56:29.577Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-12T16:56:29.577Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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176658
star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2015-01-29more like thismore than 2015-01-29
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Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept id 63 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property hansard heading Fracking: Lancashire 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 whether they have communicated with Lancashire County Council over the planning applications by Cuadrilla for fracking at Roseacre Wood and Little Plumpton; and if so when and by what means they did so, and what was the purport of any communication. more like this
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Lord Greaves more like this
star this property uin HL4567 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 2015-02-11more like thismore than 2015-02-11
unstar this property answer text <p>Communications between Her Majesty’s Government and Lancashire County Council have been carried out in accordance with the “Guidance on Planning Propriety Issues” published by the Department for Communities and Local Government in February 2012. The merits of the planning applications at Roseacre Wood and Little Plumpton have not been discussed.</p><p>Officials from the Department for Communities and Local Government communicated with officials from Lancashire County Council by telephone and by e-mail in September and October 2014 to obtain factual information on the total number of representations received in relation to, and the local authority’s intended timescales for decisions on, both planning applications. Two communications were held on 20 January between officials from the Department and the local authority. One, by telephone between the Chief Executive of the local authority and the Permanent Secretary, was to inform the department of the officer recommendations that would be in the reports to be published at 9.00am the following day. The other was an e-mail from Lancashire County Council to advise when the reports would be published and where they would be made available on their website.</p><p>In developing part of the £5 million Government shale support package that was announced in the Autumn Statement 2014, there were also telephone conversations between officials, one in December 2014 and one in January 2015, to try and identify areas where local authority resources come under most pressure when processing these type of applications.</p><p>On 3 November 2014, Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) officials wrote to Lancashire County Council to provide comments on the relevant aspects of DECC’s regulatory role that might be helpful in considering the applications. On 17 November 2014, 19 January 2015 and 26 January 2015, DECC officials wrote two letters and an email in response to specific requests from Lancashire County Council officials, seeking views from DECC on certain comments received in the public consultation on the planning applications. DECC’s responses addressed only matters which fall under DECC’s regulatory responsibilities.</p><p>The Minister of State, Matt Hancock, met with the deputy leader of Lancashire County Council on 12 November 2014, as part of a regional visit. This meeting did not discuss the merits of the planning applications. A meeting with officials to follow up was arranged (by email and telephone) for 14 January but after further consideration was postponed until after the planning decisions.</p><p>A DECC official was invited to attend the meetings of the development control committee considering the planning applications on 28 and 29 January, to advise if necessary on DECC’s regulatory responsibilities. After due consideration of this request, DECC officials confirmed on 27 January that they would not attend.</p><p>The Director of Public Health at Lancashire County Council wrote to DECC in January asking for comments on the Health Impact Assessment, and DECC officials replied on 20 January to say they could not respond ahead of the Council’s decisions.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Verma more like this
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less than 2015-02-11T17:31:45.497Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-11T17:31:45.497Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Verma more like this
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star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2015-06-08more like thismore than 2015-06-08
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Derelict Land 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 how much was spent from the £1 billion fund for remediation of brownfield land in each district or unitary local authority in England in each of the last five years. more like this
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Lord Greaves more like this
star this property uin HL300 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 2015-06-16more like thismore than 2015-06-16
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to ensuring that brownfield land is used as much as possible for new development. This is supported by our intention to create a £1 billion Brownfield Fund to unlock homes on brownfield land. The Fund is a new initiative and as such no payments from it were made in previous years.</p><p> </p><p>The focus of the Fund will be on unlocking homes on brownfield land to create additional housing. Ministers are finalising the details of how it will operate and are clear that the role of local authorities such as Pendle Borough Council will be crucial.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL301 more like this
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less than 2015-06-16T13:51:03.407Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-16T13:51:03.407Z
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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 registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2015-06-08more like thismore than 2015-06-08
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Derelict Land 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 whether they plan to match the brownfield investment fund created by Pendle Borough Council on a pound for pound basis or in some other way in order to help bridge the funding gap in the development of such sites. more like this
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Lord Greaves more like this
star this property uin HL301 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-16more like thismore than 2015-06-16
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to ensuring that brownfield land is used as much as possible for new development. This is supported by our intention to create a £1 billion Brownfield Fund to unlock homes on brownfield land. The Fund is a new initiative and as such no payments from it were made in previous years.</p><p> </p><p>The focus of the Fund will be on unlocking homes on brownfield land to create additional housing. Ministers are finalising the details of how it will operate and are clear that the role of local authorities such as Pendle Borough Council will be crucial.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL300 more like this
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less than 2015-06-16T13:51:03.54Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-16T13:51:03.54Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Greaves remove filter