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star this property date less than 2014-01-30more like thismore than 2014-01-30
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to support local planning authorities in (a) improving the viability of brownfield sites and (b) restarting stalled developments. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Outer more like this
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Julian Sturdy more like this
star this property uin 185957 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-03more like thismore than 2014-04-03
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p><em>Kick-starting stalled developments</em></p><p>This Government has introduced a series of measures to support stalled house building. These include:</p><p>· The Get Britain Building investment fund, providing over £500 million of finance which has so far helped start 11,893 new homes on stalled sites (as of February 2014).</p><p>· The Growing Places Fund is providing £770 million to deliver the infrastructure needed to unlock stalled schemes that will promote economic growth, create jobs and build homes. The fund has been fully allocated to Local Enterprise Partnerships and the devolved administrations to fund local projects.</p><p>· The £474 million Local Infrastructure Fund investment fund is supporting the delivery of upfront infrastructure for locally-supported, large scale housing sites and commercial development; it also provides capacity funding and brokerage support to local authorities to help them progress major schemes through the planning process. Nearly 80,000 homes have been unlocked on fifteen different sites. A further thirteen schemes are currently being assessed for investment, which we believe have the potential to deliver nearly 40,000 homes.</p><p>· The Autumn Statement committed an additional £1 billion of Local Infrastructure Fund funding to unlock locally-led housing schemes capable of delivering up to a further 250,000 new homes, and a second round prospectus will be published in due course.</p><p>· The Growth and Infrastructure Act 2013 enables developers with any Section 106 agreement to apply for a review of the affordable housing component to ensure development is not being made unviable by unrealistic requirements. Such unviable Section 106 agreements result in no development, no regeneration and no community benefits: a sensible review can result in more housing and more affordable housing.</p><p>· As the housing market has improved, we have ended the temporary measure (introduced by the last Administration) which allowed developers to roll forward their planning permissions; this ending of the measure will increase the incentive for developers to start on site before permission expires.</p><p>· We are also seeking to tackle the inappropriate use of planning conditions and speed up the process of gaining non-planning consents.</p><p>· The Budget announced a £525 million Builders' Finance Fund to assist small and medium sized developers to access finance to support the delivery of housing schemes of between 15 and 250 units, helping kick-start stalled sites and deliver around 15,000 units over four years.</p><p><em>Supporting development on brownfield land</em></p><p>Freeing up brownfield land for regeneration and development is a key priority for my department. Our actions include:</p><p>· We have amended planning regulations to make it easier to change the use of an existing building from commercial to residential use, retail to residential use and agricultural to residential use. Permitted development rights have been expanded, including for flats above shops and allowing for new temporary uses. The Budget announced our intention to further extend these flexibilities.</p><p>· The National Planning Policy Framework makes clear that planning should encourage the effective use of land by re-using brownfield land provided that it is not of high environmental value, and that local councils can set locally appropriate targets for using brownfield land. We have also amended planning practice guidance to stress the importance of bringing brownfield land into use.</p><p>· We have abolished the last Government's Pathfinder programme which sought to demolish homes and instead we have focused on refurbishment and getting empty homes into use. We are investing £160 million specifically to bring empty homes back into use. The New Homes Bonus rewards long-term empty homes being brought back into use and we have given councils the flexibility to remove tax subsidies given to empty homes, and use the money to keep the overall rate of council tax down. The number of empty homes in England has fallen to its lowest rate ever according to the Empty Homes Agency.</p><p>· My Department has been supporting the Olympic legacy, driving renewal and regeneration in east London, replacing over 740 acres of polluted, low-grade industrial land and premises with new sports and community facilities, parks, homes, shops and transport infrastructure.</p><p>· We are working with the Mayor of London to unlock the construction of 11,000 new homes at Barking Riverside, and extend transport infrastructure.</p><p>· A new garden city will be delivered on brownfield land in Ebbsfleet, supported by an Urban Development Corporation and up to £200 million of public investment. The last Administration pledged in its 2003 Sustainable Communities Plan to regenerate Ebbsfleet but failed to deliver.</p><p>· The new Right to Contest builds on our existing Community Right to Reclaim Land, which lets communities ask that under-used or unused land owned by public bodies is brought back into beneficial use. This new Right applies to sites currently in use, but are not vital for operations. It gives businesses and members of the public an opportunity to challenge government on the best use of its estate.</p><p>· We have a comprehensive programme to sell surplus public sector land and property, freeing up taxpayers' money and providing land for new homes. As at the end of December we had released surplus government owned land with capacity for 68,000 homes to be built. We have strengthened the role of the Homes and Communities Agency through a targeted programme of transfers from other Government Departments and agencies. In addition, to ensure land is released efficiently, the Homes and Communities Agency will be Government's land disposal agency. This builds on the Homes and Communities Agency's expertise and experience of complex land remediation and disposals as well as their close relationships with local planning authorities.</p><p>· Through the Strategic Land and Property Review we have identified scope to generate £5 billion of receipts from government land and property between 2015 and 2020. This will put land and property into the hands of those who can exploit them for commercial purposes – creating opportunities for housing and economic development.</p><p>· Changes to Community Infrastructure Levy rules now provide an increased incentive for brownfield development, and extended exemptions for empty buildings being brought back into. We have recently published a consultation paper to lift Section 106 burdens on vacant buildings being returned to use.</p><p>· The Budget announced an Estate Regeneration fund which will provide £150 million to help kick start and accelerate the regeneration of housing estates.</p><p>I hope this outlines the decisive action that this Government is taking.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Grantham and Stamford more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Boles more like this
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less than 2014-04-03T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-03T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Boles more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Julian Sturdy more like this
41990
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-07more like thismore than 2014-03-07
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Cabinet Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 53 more like this
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star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people are employed in the (a) commerce and (b) manufacturing sectors in (i) Wrexham constituency, (ii) Wales and (iii) the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wrexham more like this
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Ian Lucas more like this
star this property uin 191137 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-12more like thismore than 2014-03-12
unstar this property answer text <p>The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the Authority to reply.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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less than 2014-03-12T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-12T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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star this property file name PQ 191137 ONS 88.pdf more like this
star this property title Employment in Commerce - ONS Letter more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ian C. Lucas more like this
41993
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star this property date less than 2014-03-07more like thismore than 2014-03-07
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Cabinet Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 53 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the number of jobseekers over the age of (a) 50 and (b) 60 in (i) Wrexham constituency, (ii) Wales and (iii) the UK in the most recent period for which figures are available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wrexham more like this
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Ian Lucas more like this
star this property uin 191125 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-12more like thismore than 2014-03-12
unstar this property answer text <p>The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the Authority to reply.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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less than 2014-03-12T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-12T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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star this property file name PQ 191125 ONS 87.pdf more like this
star this property title Jobseekers - ONS Letter more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ian C. Lucas more like this
41995
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star this property date less than 2014-03-07more like thismore than 2014-03-07
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Cabinet Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 53 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent estimate he has made of the number of children living in households in Wrexham constituency where one or both parents are (a) working-part-time because they are unable to find full-time work and (b) employed on a zero-hours contract. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wrexham more like this
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Ian Lucas more like this
star this property uin 191112 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-12more like thismore than 2014-03-12
unstar this property answer text <p>The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the Authority to reply.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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less than 2014-03-12T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-12T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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star this property file name PQ 191112 ONS 89.pdf more like this
star this property title Children living in Households - ONS Letter more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ian C. Lucas more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-03-06more like thismore than 2014-03-06
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Leader of the House more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 34 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 Leader of the House, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to restrict hon. Members from having jobs beside that of a Member of Parliament. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wrexham more like this
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Ian Lucas more like this
star this property uin 902989 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-12more like thismore than 2014-03-12
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government have no plans to bring forward such proposals. The independent Committee on Standards in Public Life have previously recommended that MPs should remain free to have paid employment unrelated to their role as MPs, and that this is desirable in performing their role (1<sup>st</sup> Report Committee on Standards in Public Life).</p><p>It is important that there is transparency about what MPs do, who pays them and for what. The House changed its rules before the last election to ensure that this detail is shown in the Register of Members' Financial Interests. MPs are here to work for their constituents and that should remain the principal purpose of all MPs elected to this place.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Andrew Lansley more like this
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less than 2014-03-12T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-12T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Lansley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ian C. Lucas more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-03-07more like thismore than 2014-03-07
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 29 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people have been in receipt of out-of-work benefits for (a) one year, (b) two years and (c) three years or more in (i) Wrexham constituency, (ii) Wales and (iii) the UK in each of the last three years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wrexham more like this
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Ian Lucas more like this
star this property uin 191126 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-17more like thismore than 2014-03-17
unstar this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The information we can provide is shown in the table below:</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>Out of work benefit claimants by statistical group and duration of oldest claim, for Great Britain, Wales and Wrexham constituency: August 2011- August 2013</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>All</p></td><td><p>Up to 1 year</p></td><td><p>1 to 2 years</p></td><td><p>2 to 3 years</p></td><td><p>3 years and over</p></td></tr><tr><td rowspan="3"><p>August 2011</p></td><td><p>Great Britain</p></td><td><p>4,842,010</p></td><td><p>1,937,380</p></td><td><p>503,230</p></td><td><p>290,240</p></td><td><p>2,111,170</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Wales</p></td><td><p>296,370</p></td><td><p>105,870</p></td><td><p>27,670</p></td><td><p>18,030</p></td><td><p>144,790</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Wrexham</p></td><td><p>6,350</p></td><td><p>2,370</p></td><td><p>620</p></td><td><p>420</p></td><td><p>2,930</p></td></tr><tr><td rowspan="3"><p>August 2012</p></td><td><p>Great Britain</p></td><td><p>4,721,460</p></td><td><p>2,138,490</p></td><td><p>649,290</p></td><td><p>313,940</p></td><td><p>1,619,740</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Wales</p></td><td><p>286,820</p></td><td><p>124,910</p></td><td><p>35,260</p></td><td><p>17,320</p></td><td><p>109,320</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Wrexham</p></td><td><p>6,090</p></td><td><p>2,850</p></td><td><p>660</p></td><td><p>380</p></td><td><p>2,200</p></td></tr><tr><td rowspan="3"><p>August 2013</p></td><td><p>Great Britain</p></td><td><p>4,395,860</p></td><td><p>2,051,340</p></td><td><p>881,810</p></td><td><p>389,270</p></td><td><p>1,073,440</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Wales</p></td><td><p>267,890</p></td><td><p>121,960</p></td><td><p>53,400</p></td><td><p>21,180</p></td><td><p>71,340</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Wrexham</p></td><td><p>5,710</p></td><td><p>2,740</p></td><td><p>1,160</p></td><td><p>400</p></td><td><p>1,400</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>Where a claim has converted to Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) from Incapacity Benefit/Severe Disablement Allowance or Income Support the data reflects the duration from the start of ESA claim. Most of these re-assessments have occurred since April 2011 when the re-assessment process commenced.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>Source: DWP Information, Governance and Security Directorate: Work and Pensions Longitudinal Study.</p><p> </p><p>Notes:</p><p>1. Caseload figures are rounded to the nearest ten and totals may not sum due to rounding. </p><p>2. Out of work benefits which are included in this analysis are:-</p><p>Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA)</p><p>Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)</p><p>Incapacity Benefit and Severe Disablement Allowance (IB/SDA)</p><p>Income Support (IS).</p><p>3. Incapacity Benefit and IS on incapacity grounds were replaced by Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) for new claims from October 2008.</p><p>4. The duration of claim reflects the longest out-of-work benefit claim for each person.</p><p>5. Where a claim has converted to ESA from IB/SDA or IS data reflects duration from start of ESA claim.</p><p>6. Great Britain data have been provided as the information for Northern Ireland is the responsibility of the Department for Social Development. Northern Ireland statistics can be found at:</p><p> <a href="http://www.dsdni.gov.uk/index/stats_and_research.htm" target="_blank">http://www.dsdni.gov.uk/index/stats_and_research.htm</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
star this property answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
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less than 2014-03-17T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-17T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ian C. Lucas more like this
42616
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-11more like thismore than 2014-03-11
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 29 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent discussions he has had with the Welsh Executive on the closure of the Independent Living Fund. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wrexham more like this
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Ian Lucas more like this
star this property uin 191486 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-17more like thismore than 2014-03-17
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p>The devolved administrations in Wales and Scotland have been informed of the decision to close the Independent Living Fund on 30 June 2015. I will be writing to Ministers with further details shortly.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
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less than 2014-03-17T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-17T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ian C. Lucas more like this
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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 Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 29 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will take steps to introduce statutory time limits on claims for personal independence payments. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wrexham more like this
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Ian Lucas more like this
star this property uin 191993 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-18more like thismore than 2014-03-18
unstar this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>In line with other benefits, there are no statutory time limits on processing times to claims for Personal Independence Payment (PIP) and we have no plans to change that position.</p><p> </p><p>We are taking the necessary action to improve the processing times, including working with the providers. </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
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less than 2014-03-18T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-18T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ian C. Lucas more like this
41992
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star this property date less than 2014-03-07more like thismore than 2014-03-07
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Cabinet Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 53 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how the Office of National Statistics (ONS) can best estimate the number and trends of the stock in the leasehold domestic premises in (a) Worthing West constituency, (b) Worthing borough, (c) Arun district, (d) West Sussex county, (e) South East England region, (f) England and (g) England and Wales; what data collection the ONS makes on housing tenure types; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Worthing West more like this
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Sir Peter Bottomley more like this
star this property uin 191128 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-11more like thismore than 2014-03-11
unstar this property answer text <p>The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the Authority to reply.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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less than 2014-03-11T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-11T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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star this property file name PQ 191128.pdf more like this
star this property title Leasehold Domestic - ONS Letter more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Peter Bottomley more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-03-03more like thismore than 2014-03-03
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Cabinet Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 53 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent assessment he has made of the level of underemployment. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wirral South more like this
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Alison McGovern more like this
star this property uin 902867 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-06more like thismore than 2014-03-06
unstar this property answer text <p>The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the Authority to reply.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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less than 2014-03-06T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-06T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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star this property file name PQ 902867.pdf more like this
star this property title Underemployment - ONS Letter more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alison McGovern more like this