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star this property date less than 2019-01-21more like thismore than 2019-01-21
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many responses the Government received from leaseholders in response to the Tackling unfair practices in the leasehold market consultation. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Garston and Halewood more like this
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Maria Eagle more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-29more like thismore than 2019-01-29
star this property answer text <p>The Government's consultation 'Tackling unfair practices in the leasehold market' ran for eight weeks from 25 July to 19 September 2017. The consultation received 6,075 responses; 5,701 via an online survey and 374 via email and post. Of those responding to the online survey providing background information, 5,336 respondents said they were private individuals, of which 2,790 answered a follow up question confirming they were a leaseholder living in a house, with 1,699 confirming they were a leaseholder living in a flat and 431 identifying themselves as a freeholder. 332 respondents identified themselves as replying to the consultation on behalf of an organisation.</p><p>A full breakdown of responses by type and question can be found at Annex A of the Government response, published on 21 December 2017 available at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/tackling-unfair-practices-in-the-leasehold-market" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/tackling-unfair-practices-in-the-leasehold-market</a>.</p><p>The Government also ran a separate technical consultation, ‘Implementing reforms to the leasehold system’ during 15 October 2018 to 26 November 2018, and is still analysing the responses. As part of our consultation questions we did not ask the respondent to identify whether they were a leaseholder. However, we received 1030 responses which were completed as personal views.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South Derbyshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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less than 2019-01-29T14:15:44.277Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-29T14:15:44.277Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Maria Eagle more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-07-12more like thismore than 2017-07-12
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government, further to the remarks of Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth on 5 July (HL Deb, col 899), whether they will produce the necessary resources to ensure that the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea have sufficient funds to cover discretionary housing payments for as long as they are needed. more like this
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
star this property uin HL777 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-09-11more like thismore than 2017-09-11
star this property answer text <p>We have relaxed the benefit rules for anyone affected by the Grenfell Tower fire, which means that payments from the Grenfell Tower residents’ discretionary fund do not affect any social security benefit.</p><p>Guidance issued to local authorities on 23 June 2017, re-enforced that former Grenfell residents should be treated as a priority for Discretionary Housing Payments (DHP) and local authorities in the surrounding areas have confirmed that they would see former residents as a priority for DHP funding where needed, following the 12 month rent free period.</p><p>The guidance (attached) can be found at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/hb-bulletin-u32017-discretionary-housing-payments-to-former-residents-of-grenfell-tower" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/hb-bulletin-u32017-discretionary-housing-payments-to-former-residents-of-grenfell-tower</a></p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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less than 2017-09-11T16:56:57.877Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-11T16:56:57.877Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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star this property file name 170911 Discretionery Housing Payments HL777.pdf more like this
star this property title Discretionary housing payments more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
753305
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star this property date less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government how many households were accepted as unintentionally homeless in each year from 2005 to 2016. more like this
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-09-11more like thismore than 2017-09-11
star this property answer text <p>Time spent in temporary accommodation means that no family with a child ever has to be without a roof over their heads. The number of households in temporary accommodation is well below the peak over a decade ago, in 2005.</p><p>But temporary accommodation is an intermediate measure. This government changed the law to allow councils to place families in decent and affordable private rented homes. This means homeless households do not have to wait as long for settled accommodation, spending less time in temporary accommodation.</p><p>We have also replaced DWP’s Temporary Accommodation Management Fee with a Flexible Homelessness Support Grant which local authorities can use more strategically to prevent and tackle homelessness. This amounts to £402m over the two years from 2017/18.</p><p>This government is implementing the most ambitious legislative reform in decades, the Homelessness Reduction Act, which significantly reforms England’s homelessness legislation, ensuring that more people get the help they need earlier to prevent them from becoming homeless in the first place.</p><p>The Act places duties on local authorities to intervene at earlier stages to prevent homelessness in their areas. It also requires local authorities to provide new homelessness services to all those affected, not just those who are protected under existing legislation.</p><p>I will place detailed figures in the Library of the House.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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HL994 more like this
HL995 more like this
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less than 2017-09-11T14:53:48.857Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-11T14:53:48.857Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
753306
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star this property date less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government how many households were housed in temporary accommodation in each year from 2005 to 2016. more like this
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
star this property uin HL994 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-09-11more like thismore than 2017-09-11
star this property answer text <p>Time spent in temporary accommodation means that no family with a child ever has to be without a roof over their heads. The number of households in temporary accommodation is well below the peak over a decade ago, in 2005.</p><p>But temporary accommodation is an intermediate measure. This government changed the law to allow councils to place families in decent and affordable private rented homes. This means homeless households do not have to wait as long for settled accommodation, spending less time in temporary accommodation.</p><p>We have also replaced DWP’s Temporary Accommodation Management Fee with a Flexible Homelessness Support Grant which local authorities can use more strategically to prevent and tackle homelessness. This amounts to £402m over the two years from 2017/18.</p><p>This government is implementing the most ambitious legislative reform in decades, the Homelessness Reduction Act, which significantly reforms England’s homelessness legislation, ensuring that more people get the help they need earlier to prevent them from becoming homeless in the first place.</p><p>The Act places duties on local authorities to intervene at earlier stages to prevent homelessness in their areas. It also requires local authorities to provide new homelessness services to all those affected, not just those who are protected under existing legislation.</p><p>I will place detailed figures in the Library of the House.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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HL993 more like this
HL995 more like this
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less than 2017-09-11T14:53:48.933Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-11T14:53:48.933Z
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4282
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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4153
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
753307
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star this property date less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the number of children housed in temporary accommodation in each year from 2005 to 2016. more like this
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
star this property uin HL995 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 2017-09-11more like thismore than 2017-09-11
star this property answer text <p>Time spent in temporary accommodation means that no family with a child ever has to be without a roof over their heads. The number of households in temporary accommodation is well below the peak over a decade ago, in 2005.</p><p>But temporary accommodation is an intermediate measure. This government changed the law to allow councils to place families in decent and affordable private rented homes. This means homeless households do not have to wait as long for settled accommodation, spending less time in temporary accommodation.</p><p>We have also replaced DWP’s Temporary Accommodation Management Fee with a Flexible Homelessness Support Grant which local authorities can use more strategically to prevent and tackle homelessness. This amounts to £402m over the two years from 2017/18.</p><p>This government is implementing the most ambitious legislative reform in decades, the Homelessness Reduction Act, which significantly reforms England’s homelessness legislation, ensuring that more people get the help they need earlier to prevent them from becoming homeless in the first place.</p><p>The Act places duties on local authorities to intervene at earlier stages to prevent homelessness in their areas. It also requires local authorities to provide new homelessness services to all those affected, not just those who are protected under existing legislation.</p><p>I will place detailed figures in the Library of the House.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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HL993 more like this
HL994 more like this
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less than 2017-09-11T14:53:48.983Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-11T14:53:48.983Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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4153
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what proposals they have to protect long-term residents from the adverse impacts of unlawful short-term holiday lets in neighbouring properties. more like this
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Baroness Gardner of Parkes more like this
star this property uin HL975 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 2017-08-01more like thismore than 2017-08-01
star this property answer text <p>The Government supports the sharing economy, and welcomes Airbnb’s recent decision to amend its systems so that entire home listings in London are not available for more than 90 nights in any given year without appropriate planning permission. The Government also welcomes the formation of the UK Short Term Accommodation Association and its work to develop an industry code of conduct.</p><p>Changes in section 44 of the Deregulation Act in no way weaken existing protection for residents against statutory nuisances and anti-social behaviour.</p><p>Where short term lets breach the rules, responsibility for enforcement lies with the local authority, as it does for any breaches of planning control, and householders who breach the rules face significant fines.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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less than 2017-08-01T15:18:25.207Zmore like thismore than 2017-08-01T15:18:25.207Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Gardner of Parkes more like this
753288
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star this property date less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to take action to ensure that short-term holiday letting agents conduct checks on the rights of tenants to sub-let their properties. more like this
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Baroness Gardner of Parkes more like this
star this property uin HL976 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 2017-08-01more like thismore than 2017-08-01
star this property answer text <p>Whether a property is sublet in a manner which is contrary to the terms of a lease is a matter to be resolved between the leaseholder and the freeholder. Where there are disputes, the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) can adjudicate.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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less than 2017-08-01T15:18:50.987Zmore like thismore than 2017-08-01T15:18:50.987Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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3596
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Gardner of Parkes more like this
753289
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star this property date less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the incidence of abuse and violence conducted by occupants of short-term holiday lets on neighbouring long-term residents; and what evidence they have for that assessment. more like this
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Baroness Gardner of Parkes more like this
star this property uin HL977 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 2017-08-01more like thismore than 2017-08-01
star this property answer text <p>The Government has not made an assessment. Agencies have strong powers for tackling anti-social behaviour through the Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act, requiring landlords to deal with nuisance.</p><p>Residents affected can request from their Local Authority an Anti-Social Behaviour Case Review - also called Community Trigger – in which they can insist on a multi-agency review of their case if they have reported the problem three times in the past six months and yet the problem has not yet been resolved</p><p>Any incidence of abuse or violence should be reported to the police. The police and local authorities have a significant range of powers and we expect these to be used, putting the needs of victims at the heart of their response, promptly and proportionately.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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less than 2017-08-01T15:19:27.477Zmore like thismore than 2017-08-01T15:19:27.477Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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3596
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Gardner of Parkes more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government why cladding tests in relation to the Grenfell Tower fire are limited only to one type of cladding despite several varieties also being combustible. more like this
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Baroness Pinnock more like this
star this property uin HL1024 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-08-01more like thismore than 2017-08-01
star this property answer text <p>The Government responded to the Grenfell Tower fire by setting up an independent panel of experts, who established that the immediate priority was to identify the scale of use of Aluminium Composite Material (ACM) type cladding on buildings over 18 metres. Following further advice from the Independent Expert Advisory Panel, the Government commissioned the Building Research Establishment to test different wall cladding systems using three common types of ACM panelling with two commonly used types of insulation. The results will provide further evidence of how some commonly used wall systems using ACM perform in a fire. This evidence will be used to produce further advice to inform building owners’ decisions on whether they need to take any additional action to make their buildings safe.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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less than 2017-08-01T15:36:44.31Zmore like thismore than 2017-08-01T15:36:44.31Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Pinnock more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government why the testing scheme for building cladding has been on the basis of a more rigorous combustibility grade “A2” or “limited Combustibility” rather than that stipulated in Approved Document B of the building regulations which only prescribes “Class 0” or Euroclass B. more like this
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Baroness Pinnock more like this
star this property uin HL1025 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 2017-08-01more like thismore than 2017-08-01
star this property answer text <p>The Government has not adopted more rigorous criteria than those set out in Approved Document B. The relevant guidance is set out in paragraphs 12.5 to 12.9 in the Approved Document, which should be read in full. A detailed explanation of the testing process and how it relates to fire safety and the Building Regulations is set out in Annex A of the note published on 30 June at</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/explanatory-note-on-safety-checks-and-testing" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/explanatory-note-on-safety-checks-and-testing</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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less than 2017-08-01T15:35:29.057Zmore like thismore than 2017-08-01T15:35:29.057Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Pinnock more like this