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star this property date less than 2014-07-15more like thismore than 2014-07-15
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Trade Fairs: Farnborough 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 Business, Innovation and Skills, what estimate he has made of the net benefit to the UK export sector as a result of the recent Farnborough Airshow. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ribble Valley more like this
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Mr Nigel Evans remove filter
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-09-10more like thismore than 2014-09-10
star this property answer text <p><ins class="ministerial">Farnborough is an important showcase for the UK aerospace sector. The Department does not make estimates of aerospace exports arising as a result of the Farnborough Airshow. However, given the UK’s position as a leading supplier to the world’s aerospace industry, our industry is likely to be a major beneficiary of many of the new orders announced at the Show.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">Recent data from the Aerospace Defence and Security trade association show aerospace exports grew by 12% in 2013 to £25 billion.</ins></p><p><br /><del class="ministerial">There has been significant interest in UK Export Finance’s (UKEF) Direct Lending Facility (DLF) since its enhancements were announced in the Budget. Since it was relaunched on 30 June 2014, the pipeline of potential export contracts has developed and now involves 28 UK-based exporters of varying size and export experience. As it stands, the pipeline has 35 potential export contracts that range from £3m to over £350m. Most importantly, the DLF pipeline is growing.</del></p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Matthew Hancock more like this
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star this property answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Matthew Hancock more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Matt Hancock more like this
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star this property answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Matthew Hancock more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Matt Hancock more like this
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less than 2014-09-10T15:27:30.573Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-10T15:27:30.573Z
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less than 2014-10-29T14:19:01.5130846Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-29T14:19:01.5130846Z
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star this property label Biography information for Matt Hancock more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Nigel Evans more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-10more like thismore than 2014-06-10
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Students: Loans 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 Business, Innovation and Skills, what estimate he has made of the proportion of student loans that have been issued in the last five years that are expected to be repaid in full. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ribble Valley more like this
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Mr Nigel Evans remove filter
unstar this property uin 200167 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 2014-06-16more like thismore than 2014-06-16
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>Our modelling indicates that, under the pre-2012 system, around 60% of students will fully repay their loans. For the post-2012 system this figure is around 40%. These figures relate to the proportion of students with loans. The RAB charge is a different calculation, which estimates the proportion of the entire student loan book that will not be repaid.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Havant more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Willetts more like this
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less than 2014-06-16T16:56:42.4000638Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-16T16:56:42.4000638Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Willetts more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Nigel Evans more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-06-17more like thismore than 2014-06-17
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Apprentices 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 Business, Innovation and Skills, what recent representations he has received on steps to encourage more firms to offer apprenticeships for the long term unemployed. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ribble Valley more like this
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Mr Nigel Evans remove filter
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-23more like thismore than 2014-06-23
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>No recent representations have been received on steps to encourage more firms to offer Apprenticeships for the long term unemployed.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Despite that, we are taking forward action to do so. Apprenticeships play a vital role in equipping people to lead successful and rewarding working lives, and are a key pathway into work. Apprenticeships and the introduction of Study Programmes for the 16-19 age group are at the heart of our drive to equip people with the skills that employers need. Traineeships, which we introduced last year, provide an education and training programme with work experience, focused on giving young people aged 16-23 the skills and experience they need to get Apprenticeships and other sustainable jobs.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Matthew Hancock more like this
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less than 2014-06-23T14:56:04.385936Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-23T14:56:04.385936Z
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star this property label Biography information for Matt Hancock more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Nigel Evans more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-15more like thismore than 2014-07-15
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Arms Trade: Exports 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 Business, Innovation and Skills, what estimate he has made of the net benefit to UK defence exports as a result of the recent Farnborough Airshow. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ribble Valley more like this
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Mr Nigel Evans remove filter
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-09-10more like thismore than 2014-09-10
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>Farnborough is an important showcase for the UK Defence sector, the Department does not make estimates of defence exports arising as a result of the Farnborough Airshow, but recent figures released show that defence exports grew by 11% in 2013 to £9.8 billion. Previous exhibitions such as Farnborough 2012 are likely to have contributed to these figures.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Matthew Hancock more like this
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less than 2014-09-10T15:12:59.4738477Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-10T15:12:59.4738477Z
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star this property label Biography information for Matt Hancock more like this
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star this property answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Matthew Hancock more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Matt Hancock more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Nigel Evans more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-14more like thismore than 2014-10-14
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Aerospace Industry more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what plans his Department has to support the aerospace industry following the announcement of 440 job losses at British Aerospace. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ribble Valley more like this
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Mr Nigel Evans remove filter
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-17more like thismore than 2014-10-17
star this property answer text <p>We will work closely with BAE Systems and local leaders to manage the impact of the losses, including through the Talent Retention Solution which is available to match skilled workers to jobs in the advanced manufacturing and engineering sector. In addition support will be available through Job Centre Plus, the Skills Funding Agency and other local partners.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Government is committed to working with industry through the Defence Growth Partnership to help identify and capitalise on opportunities for growth, building on our strengths in areas such as air capabilities. The DGP’s Implementation Plan, launched by the Prime Minister at the Farnborough Airshow in July, builds on the Strategic Vision published last year and will help industry maximise defence exports through a new UK Defence Solutions Centre and a strengthened UKTI DSO.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>For the civil aerospace sector Government and industry set out a joint strategy and implementation plan for growth in the Aerospace Industrial Strategy published in March 2013. A progress update on these was published in July.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Matthew Hancock more like this
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less than 2014-10-17T13:33:03.4681482Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-17T13:33:03.4681482Z
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star this property label Biography information for Matt Hancock more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Nigel Evans more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-06-10more like thismore than 2014-06-10
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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 Local Government 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 Communities and Local Government, what proportion of local authorities have had their core strategy approved to date; and how many such strategies were approved on the first submission. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ribble Valley more like this
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Mr Nigel Evans remove filter
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-16more like thismore than 2014-06-16
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>Our streamlined National Planning Policy Framework strongly encourages areas to get up-to-date Local Plans in place, and we have been actively supporting councils in doing so. Local Plans set the framework for planning decisions, whether locally or at appeal, and put councils in the best place to decide development in their area.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>As of 30 May 2014, 54% of local authorities have adopted a core strategy. 77% have at least reached publication stage. In May 2010, only 17% of local authorities had adopted a core strategy.</p><p> </p><p>The examination process tests the submitted plan to ensure that it is sound. Following the Localism Act 2011, independent Planning Inspectors report to the local authority and identify any conflicts between the submitted plan and national policy and regulatory process. Councils are able to suggest their own modifications for assessment by the Inspector during the examination, as well as making minor non-material changes themselves. They can also ask the Inspector to recommend changes. The council is then free to choose to accept the Inspector's recommendations and adopt the plan, or resubmit a new plan.</p><p> </p><p>This approach is aimed at encouraging a more collaborative process as the public examination proceeds. We have encouraged Inspectors to be pragmatic in making recommendations that will allow early adoption of sound plans which meet national policy requirements.</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 2014-06-16T16:16:54.1805111Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-16T16:16:54.1805111Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Boles more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-01more like thismore than 2014-07-01
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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 Help to Buy Scheme 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 Communities and Local Government, how many house purchases have been funded through the Help to Buy scheme in (a) Ribble Valley, (b) Lancashire and (c) the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ribble Valley more like this
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Mr Nigel Evans remove filter
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-07more like thismore than 2014-07-07
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>This Government is committed to supporting people's aspirations to own their own home. The number of families buying a home with the support of the Help to Buy: Equity Loan scheme, as of 31 May in the Ribble Valley Borough Council is 21; in Lancashire it is 512; and across England it is 22,831. The Department's official statistics on sales, broken down by local authority and postcode sector for England is available at: <a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/help-to-buy-equity-loan-scheme-monthly-statistics" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/help-to-buy-equity-loan-scheme-monthly-statistics</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Department does not hold information on schemes operated by the other devolved administrations.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Help to Buy: Mortgage Guarantee scheme is managed by HM Treasury and the data is available at: <a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/publications/help-to-buy-mortgage-guarantee-scheme-quarterly-statistics-october-2013-to-march-2014" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/publications/help-to-buy-mortgage-guarantee-scheme-quarterly-statistics-october-2013-to-march-2014</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Keighley more like this
star this property answering member printed Kris Hopkins more like this
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less than 2014-07-07T15:08:46.0887038Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-07T15:08:46.0887038Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kris Hopkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Nigel Evans more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-08more like thismore than 2014-07-08
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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 Waste Disposal more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what support his Department provides to local authorities who wish to retain weekly general waste collections. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ribble Valley more like this
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Mr Nigel Evans remove filter
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-09-18more like thismore than 2014-09-18
star this property answer text <p> </p><p><em>Labour’s legacy</em></p><p>The last Labour Government had a policy of actively pushing fortnightly bin collections and hitting hard-working families with new bin charges. Their ‘Household Waste Prevention Policy Side Research Programme’ advocated “collection limitations in terms of rubbish bin size or the interval between collections”, and sought to “nationalise this policy among local authorities”. Cutting weekly rubbish collections was not a locally-led initiative, but an explicit Whitehall mission pursued with the zeal of a convert.</p><p>Legislation in 2005 allowed the introduction of bin fines for minor breaches of complex and confusing bin rules; further legislation in 2008 watered down councils’ legal duties to collect rubbish. Guidance issued in 2005 advised town halls that councillors should be bullied to stop them opposing the axing of collections or proposing to restore weekly collections. It also recommended that cutting collections should be done after local elections – to avoid the nuisance of democratic opposition. The Government funded the covert imposition of “bin brother” microchips into families’ bins. The 2009 Pre-Budget Report made clear that a further wave of bin cuts were being planned. In short, the “Town Hall Talibin” doubled council tax and halved bin collections.</p><p>We disagree. This Government believes that households deserve a frequent and comprehensive rubbish and recycling service in return for the £122 a month in council tax that a typical household pays (Band D), especially given the typical refuse collection service only costs councils £6 to £7 per month to provide.</p><p><em>What we’ve done</em></p><p>We have taken a series of steps to help households:</p><p> </p><p>· 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;</p><p> </p><p>· 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 (<em>Waste Management: The Strategic Challenge</em> and <em>Waste Management Quick Guide</em>).</p><p> </p><p>· Abolished the Local Area Agreements and National Indicator 191 imposed by Whitehall which created perverse incentives to downgrade waste collection services;</p><p> </p><p>· 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”;</p><p> </p><p>· Scrapped the imposition of eco-towns which would have had fortnightly bin collections and/or bin taxes as part of the “eco-standards”;</p><p> </p><p>· Safeguarded weekly collections for 6 million households through the Weekly Collection Support Scheme as well as championing innovation and best practice;</p><p> </p><p>· Supported over 40 innovative reward schemes to back recycling through the Weekly Collection Support Scheme (as pledged in the Coalition Agreement);</p><p> </p><p>· Through the Localism Act, revoked the 2008 legislation that allowed for the imposition of new bin taxes;</p><p> </p><p>· Issued guidance to stop the imposition of illegal ‘backdoor bin charging’ on households bins;</p><p> </p><p>· Stopped funding the ‘Waste Improvement Network’ which told councils to adopt fortnightly collections as best practice;</p><p> </p><p>· 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;</p><p> </p><p>· Removing powers of entry and snooping powers from “Binquisition” inspectors and scrapped guidance telling councils to rifle through families’ bins;</p><p> </p><p>· Changing building regulations to tackle ‘bin blight’; and</p><p> </p><p>· Changing the law through the Deregulation Bill to scrap unfair bin fines.</p><p>In short, this has been a fundamentally different approach from the Labour Government: we are working with families to help them go green, but believe in proper, regular and comprehensive collections for taxpaying households.</p><p>The configuration of services is complex. The attached tables, based on available estimates from WRAP, provide the most detailed information held on the breakdown of refuse and recycling collections of ‘smelly’ rubbish across councils in England.</p><p>This shows that 14 million households in England have some form of weekly collection of smelly rubbish. Had the Government not taken the actions it had, weekly collections would have disappeared in England by 2015. This simple assertion can be illustrated by the extinction of weekly collections in most of Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, which have devolved Administrations and policies of supporting fortnightly bin collections. Indeed, in Wales, the Labour-led Welsh Government now has a policy of supporting monthly bin collections (Welsh Government, <em>Municipal Sector Plan Part 1</em>, March 2011 and Welsh Government, <em>Cabinet decision, Minister for Environment and Sustainable Development, Additional Funding for Zero Waste Gurnos</em>, February 2012).</p><p>We have stopped the rot, but there is more to do to support weekly bin collections. Many town hall jobsworths, over-zealous NGOs and vested interests in the waste industry remain blindly obsessed with restricting bin collections as a perverse policy goal in itself, and this is reflected in the figures in the table above. Indeed, even Keep Britain Tidy – which one would think would want regular rubbish collections to keep the streets clean – has been taken over by a NGO (Waste Watch) which campaigns for fortnightly bin collections. Bin collections are not viewed as a public service – but as a policy tool to deliver other arbitrary policy goals.</p><p><em>More to do</em></p><p>One option which should be considered is a minimum service standard – for example, the Household Waste Recycling Act 2003 already lays down minimum service requirements for recycling, and indeed, the Public Health Act 1875 introduced a duty on local authorities to collect rubbish; this duty was enhanced by the Public Health Act 1936 obliging them to collect household waste weekly which existed until 1974.</p><p>Moving forward, we are open to representations on how best to support frequent and comprehensive rubbish and recycling service; stand up for taxpayers’ interests from arbitrary state charges and taxes; and protect the local environment, public health and local amenity from the nuisance of stinking rubbish.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Keighley more like this
star this property answering member printed Kris Hopkins more like this
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less than 2014-09-18T16:36:13.586975Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-18T16:36:13.586975Z
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unstar this property file name 0334 Evans - Table.docx more like this
star this property title Waste Collection Tables more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Great Yarmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Brandon Lewis more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Nigel Evans more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-15more like thismore than 2014-10-15
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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 Housing: Construction more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many houses were given planning permission to be built in (a) Ribble Valley, (b) Lancashire and (c) the UK in the last 12 months. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ribble Valley more like this
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Mr Nigel Evans remove filter
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
star this property answer text <p>Figures for parts of the UK outside England are a matter for the relevant devolved administration.</p><p>In the year to June 2014, English local planning authorities gave permission for 230,000 new homes.</p><p>The Department does not collect figures for the numbers of homes given planning permission at local authority level. It does, however, collect figures on the numbers of residential planning applications decided and granted by each local planning authority. They are published in the Department's live tables P136 (annual) and P135 (quarterly), which are available at the following link:</p><p><br><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/live-tables-on-planning-application-statistics" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/live-tables-on-planning-application-statistics</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Great Yarmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Brandon Lewis more like this
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less than 2014-10-20T16:00:03.3846498Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-20T16:00:03.3846498Z
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star this property label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-01more like thismore than 2014-07-01
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Department for Culture Media and Sport more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Direct Selling 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 Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to limit the number of nuisance telephone calls being received by members of the public. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ribble Valley more like this
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Mr Nigel Evans remove filter
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-07more like thismore than 2014-07-07
star this property answer text <p>Tackling nuisance calls is a priority issue for the Department and we are pursuing a range of options for reform, which consists of both legislative and non-legislative measures. We believe these will help in our efforts to make a significant difference in our fight against such calls. On 30th March 2014, we published our Nuisance Calls Action Plan that set out proposals including legislation, which will enable Ofcom to share information more easily with the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO). The Order was debated in the House on 26 June and approved, which will become effective shortly after it is made. Also, we will shortly consult to lower the legal threshold, which will better enable ICO to take enforcement action against organisations that breach the rules, including those that currently manage to avoid penalties being issued to them. Further details about our Action Plan can be viewed at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/news/nuisance-calls-action-plan-unveiled" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/news/nuisance-calls-action-plan-unveiled</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency Wantage more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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less than 2014-07-07T15:44:35.9174467Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-07T15:44:35.9174467Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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