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star this property date less than 2017-06-21more like thismore than 2017-06-21
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
unstar 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
unstar this property hansard heading High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention 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 Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to ensure that residential buildings of 10 storeys and higher are re-inspected to ensure that fire regulations are being complied with. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Chipping Barnet more like this
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Theresa Villiers more like this
star this property uin 42 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-07-14more like thismore than 2017-07-14
star this property answer text <p>The Department wrote to local authority and housing association landlords on 18 June, setting out immediate actions that should be taken to identify residential tower blocks over 18 metres in height with aluminium type external cladding. The Department wrote again on 19 June to set out the process they should follow to submit samples of Aluminium Composite Material (ACM) cladding for testing.</p><p> </p><p>On 30 June, we published a note at: <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>. This note confirms the advice in those letters to local authorities, with further specific information about the tests being carried out.</p><p> </p><p>On 6 July we published details of further tests to be carried out as the next step in helping landlords to ensure the safety of their buildings. These large scale tests will help establish how different types of ACM panels in combination with different types of insulation behave in a fire. Further detail about the next testing stage can be found at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/news/expert-panel-recommends-further-tests-on-cladding-and-insulation" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/news/expert-panel-recommends-further-tests-on-cladding-and-insulation</a>.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2017-07-14T10:18:55.11Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-14T10:18:55.11Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma remove filter
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star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Theresa Villiers more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-06-21more like thismore than 2017-06-21
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
unstar 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
unstar this property hansard heading Business Premises: Planning Permission more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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, if he will take steps to assess the implications of the Grenfell Tower tragedy for limiting the use of permitted development rights to convert tall office buildings into residential accommodation. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Chipping Barnet more like this
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Theresa Villiers more like this
star this property uin 452 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-06-26more like thismore than 2017-06-26
star this property answer text <p>This is a matter for consideration as we take forward our work on fire safety.</p><p>The safety of tower block residents is paramount. The Government is asking all landlords of high rise buildings (including those in the private sector) to take action to check cladding and to act on interim safety advice. We have made our government funded testing process available to private residential building owners so that landlords can quickly check the safety of their cladding, take the necessary action and reassure their residents that they are safe in their homes.</p><p><br></p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2017-06-26T16:49:52.833Zmore like thismore than 2017-06-26T16:49:52.833Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Theresa Villiers more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-06-21more like thismore than 2017-06-21
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
unstar 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
unstar this property hansard heading High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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, when the review of fire regulations and safety in tower blocks following the fire at Lakanal House in Lambeth began; who has been consulted in that review; and whether the review was delayed or postponed after it began. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd more like this
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Liz Saville Roberts more like this
star this property uin 451 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-06-26more like thismore than 2017-06-26
star this property answer text <p>The Department has been working on a wide ranging review of Building Regulations, including fire safety issues and including simplifying the guidance, as recommended by the Coroner. We are considering the best way to take forward this work in the light of the Grenfell Tower fire.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2017-06-26T16:29:12.153Zmore like thismore than 2017-06-26T16:29:12.153Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Liz Saville Roberts more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-06-21more like thismore than 2017-06-21
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
unstar 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
unstar this property hansard heading Temporary Accommodation: Emergencies 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 Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of placing a requirement on councils to have emergency plans in place for rehousing and compensating residents in the event of a disaster. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd more like this
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Liz Saville Roberts more like this
star this property uin 127 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-07-14more like thismore than 2017-07-14
star this property answer text <p>Local authorities are Category 1 responders under the Civil Contingencies Act 2004. Category 1 responders are subject to the full set of civil protection duties. They are required to assess the risk of emergencies occurring and use this to inform contingency planning. They are also required to put in place emergency plans. The Government has also issued non-statutory guidance in the 2014 Evacuation and Shelter Guidance for local emergency planners.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2017-07-14T10:52:00.713Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-14T10:52:00.713Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma remove filter
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4521
unstar this property label Biography information for Liz Saville Roberts more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-06-21more like thismore than 2017-06-21
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
unstar 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
unstar this property hansard heading Temporary Accommodation: Emergencies more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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 plans his Department has to require local councils to rehouse social tenants displaced due to disaster within their local area. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd more like this
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Liz Saville Roberts more like this
star this property uin 132 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-06-30more like thismore than 2017-06-30
star this property answer text <p>There are already safeguards in place to protect social tenants who lose their homes in a disaster. We would expect local authorities or housing associations to take steps to rehouse any existing social tenants whose existing home is destroyed or made uninhabitable in a fire or other disaster.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2017-06-30T15:49:21.377Zmore like thismore than 2017-06-30T15:49:21.377Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma remove filter
unstar this property tabling member
4521
unstar this property label Biography information for Liz Saville Roberts more like this
731328
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-06-21more like thismore than 2017-06-21
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
unstar 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
unstar this property hansard heading Planning: Fees and Charges more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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, when the planned 20 per cent increase in planning fees will be implemented. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Twickenham more like this
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Sir Vince Cable more like this
star this property uin 309 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-06-26more like thismore than 2017-06-26
star this property answer text <p>An announcement will be made in due course.<em> <br></em></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2017-06-26T16:50:21.88Zmore like thismore than 2017-06-26T16:50:21.88Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Vince Cable more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-06-21more like thismore than 2017-06-21
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
unstar 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
unstar this property hansard heading Private Property: Repairs and Maintenance 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 Communities and Local Government, if he will grant local authorities the power to insist that landlords or home owners maintain their properties to an acceptable standard where that condition is having a negative impact upon the local community. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Easington more like this
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Grahame Morris more like this
star this property uin 367 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-07-28more like thismore than 2017-07-28
star this property answer text <p>Local authorities already have strong powers to tackle poor property conditions.</p><p>We encourage local authorities to take action where properties are neglected and their condition adversely affects the amenity of an area. There are already extensive powers available to authorities which range from notices under section 215 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 which can deal with derelict land and buildings to section 29 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982 for works on unoccupied buildings.</p><p>Council and housing association landlords are responsible for most repairs to their housing stock. Social landlords are obliged, by law, to maintain the structure and exterior of their properties.</p><p>All properties in the social and private sectors must comply with the Housing Health and Safety Rating System. Where a property has serious hazards that present a risk to health and safety, local authorities can carry out an assessment under the Housing Health and Safety Rating System. If they are aware of a serious hazard, they are under a duty to take appropriate action to address it.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2017-07-28T11:01:36.573Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-28T11:01:36.573Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Grahame Morris more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-06-21more like thismore than 2017-06-21
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
unstar 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
unstar this property hansard heading Letting Agents: Fees and Charges 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 Communities and Local Government, what criteria were used to select the location of letting agents' fees ban workshops. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Easington more like this
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Grahame Morris more like this
star this property uin 369 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-07-28more like thismore than 2017-07-28
star this property answer text <p>The locations of the letting agent fee ban workshops were chosen to make the exercise as inclusive as possible to those interested in attending. Venues were selected based on availability, size and ease of access.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2017-07-28T10:38:47.167Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-28T10:38:47.167Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Grahame Morris more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-06-21more like thismore than 2017-06-21
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
unstar 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
unstar this property hansard heading Rented Housing: Fire Hazards more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to prohibit the use of polystyrene ceiling tiles in rented accommodation. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Easington more like this
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Grahame Morris more like this
star this property uin 370 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-07-10more like thismore than 2017-07-10
star this property answer text <p>Under the Housing Health and Safety Rating System, older polystyrene ceiling tiles that are identified in rented accommodation inspections as being a fire risk, can be subject to an Improvement Notice served by the Local Authority, requiring their removal. Failure to comply with an improvement Notice is a criminal offence, for which local authorities can impose a financial penalty of up to £30,000 or prosecute in the courts which have the power to impose an unlimited fine.</p><p>Unmodified polystyrene ceiling tiles do not comply with Building Regulations guidance , and so any new build home or other building should not be using them.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2017-07-10T14:49:45.117Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-10T14:49:45.117Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Grahame Morris more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-06-21more like thismore than 2017-06-21
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
unstar 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
unstar this property hansard heading Grenfell Tower: Fires 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 Communities and Local Government, how many survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire have reported to Kensington and Chelsea Council as homeless; and how many of those people are now in temporary accommodation. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kingston upon Hull North more like this
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Diana Johnson more like this
star this property uin 66 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-07-06more like thismore than 2017-07-06
star this property answer text <p>All those whose homes were destroyed in the fire, who have approached services for assistance have been provided with emergency hotel accommodation. Housing Needs Assessments have been conducted with 138 households and suitable temporary accommodation is currently being identified for them until such time as permanent social housing can be offered<strong>.</strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 148 more like this
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less than 2017-07-06T15:04:10.623Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-06T15:04:10.623Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Diana Johnson more like this