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star this property date less than 2013-11-04more like thismore than 2013-11-04
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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 funding was allocated from Homes and Community Agency to (a) develop new affordable housing and (b) bring empty homes back into use in Harrow in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harrow West more like this
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Mr Gareth Thomas remove filter
star this property uin 174351 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-28more like thismore than 2014-04-28
star this property answer text <p> </p><p><em>[Holding Reply: Thursday 7 November 2013]</em></p><p>The figures for affordable housing are as follows for the London Borough of Harrow area:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>2008-09</p></td><td><p>£22 million</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009-10</p></td><td><p>£45 million</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010-11</p></td><td><p>£26 million</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011-12</p></td><td><p>£15 million</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012-13</p></td><td><p>£13 million</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Since April 2012, allocations from the Affordable Housing Programme have been overseen by the Greater London Authority rather than the Homes and Communities Agency. There have been no specific allocations on empty homes over this period.</p><p>As outlined to the hon. Member in the answer of 7 January 2013, <em>Official Report</em>, Column 121W, I would note that the new Affordable Rent model now allows for more affordable housing to be delivered with lower levels of taxpayer capital subsidy and lever in more private investment.</p><p>As the National Audit Office has observed: “The Department selected the best delivery model open to it for the funds it had available” and “The Department has so far achieved its policy objective to maximise the number of homes delivered within the available grant funding” (National Audit Office, “Financial viability of the social housing sector; introducing the Affordable Homes Programme”, 4 July 2012, HC465, pp.6-7).</p><p>I also note that the Mayor's proposed Housing Strategy states: “£1.8 billion of public funding has been secured by the Mayor which will unlock an estimated additional £3.7 billion of other investment for London to enable 55,000 affordable homes to be delivered between 2011-15” (Mayor of London, “The Revised London Housing Strategy”, December2011, p.35).</p><p>Across England, 170,000 affordable homes have been delivered so far since April 2010, and a total of £19.5 billion of public and private investment is being spent on affordable housing over the current Spending Review period.</p><p> </p><p><em> </em></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 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Z
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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 Gareth Thomas more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-01-05more like thismore than 2015-01-05
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Affordable Housing: Greater London 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 much funding has been allocated for the building of affordable housing in London in each year from May 2010 to May 2019; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harrow West more like this
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Mr Gareth Thomas remove filter
star this property uin 219687 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-04more like thismore than 2015-03-04
star this property answer text <p>Government funding for affordable housing in London is as follows:</p><p> </p><p>2010-11: £1.1 billion (outturn), 2011-12: £712 million (outturn), 2012-13: £400 million (budget), 2013-14: £392 million (budget); 2014-15: £516 million (budget).</p><p> </p><p>However, this understates the total expenditure on affordable housing in this Parliament. Across England, our affordable housing programme in 2011-15 is delivering £19.5 billion of public and private investment in affordable housing; a quarter of the housing is being provided in London.</p><p> </p><p>Total expenditure on housing in the next Parliament will be a matter for the next Spending Review. In that context, I cannot give a precise figure for how much funding will be allocated from 2016-17 onwards: spending from 2016 to 2019 will ultimately be a matter for the next Parliament.</p><p> </p><p>We have put in train an affordable housing programme for London with £1.27 billion of government funding across 2015-18. We have intentionally front-loaded this programme, resulting in an indicative profile of funding of 2015-16: £745 million, 2016-17: £356 million, 2017-18: £169 million. Again, the grant funding understates the total anticipated expenditure on affordable housing. We project that we can deliver a total of 275,000 new affordable homes across England in 2015-20, levering in £38 billion of public and private investment. London’s allocation has not been finalised, but again, it will be a sizeable proportion to reflect its population share.</p><p> </p><p>On 20 February 2015, the Government announced a package of proposals to boost housing and regeneration in London. There will no doubt be further announcements relating to housing investment in London in due course for the years ahead, which this answer by definition cannot illustrate at this point in time.</p><p> </p><p>Following the Localism Act, since April 2012, the Mayor of London has had oversight of strategic housing, regeneration and economic development in London, and therefore, this will also be influenced by the local policies taken forward by the Mayor.</p>
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 2015-03-04T16:18:35.7Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-04T16:18:35.7Z
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star this property label Biography information for Brandon Lewis 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 Gareth Thomas more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-01-05more like thismore than 2015-01-05
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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
unstar 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 much has been paid under the New Homes Bonus grant scheme in each region in each year since 2013; and what estimate he has made of the amount likely to be so paid in each year to 2018; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harrow West more like this
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Mr Gareth Thomas remove filter
star this property uin 219736 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-13more like thismore than 2015-01-13
star this property answer text <p>I refer the hon. Member to my Written Ministerial Statement of 16 December 2014, <em>Official Report</em>, Column 79WS. We have not published any estimates to 2018.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The New Homes Bonus operates at a local authority level, and we do not publish statistics based on the former government office regions. We have abolished regional government and regional planning.</p><p> </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 2015-01-13T14:29:23.22Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-13T14:29:23.22Z
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star this property label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Great Yarmouth more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-01-05more like thismore than 2015-01-05
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Housing: Greater London more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, for how many units of housing planning permission has been granted on sites in London classed as on hold or shelved; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harrow West more like this
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star this property uin 219688 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-23more like thismore than 2015-01-23
star this property answer text <p>In my answer of 30 October 2014, Question UIN 207630, I noted how this Government had taken a series of steps to get stalled sites building, steadily reducing the number of permissions which were “on hold/shelved” across England from 90,331 in September 2011 to 48,000 in September 2014. These figures demolished the myth propagated by HM Opposition that there are 400,000 homes with planning permission not being built because of ‘land banking’.</p><p> </p><p>As of December 2014, estimates by Glenigan indicate that this figure has fallen further to 45,000 across England (of which, 10,000 are in London). This is at a time when the number of planning permissions has steadily risen, with 240,000 homes in England receiving planning permission in the last 12 months.</p><p> </p><p>The Government’s long-term economic plan is working and turning around the mess and recession left by the last Labour Government. Moth-balled sites are springing into action; more homes are being planned; and more homes are being built out. Of course, there is more to do, and the initiatives in my earlier answer outline what we are doing.</p><p> </p><p>I would add that the policy solutions now being advocated by HM Opposition would actually have an adverse effect in reducing house building. If developers fear new development taxes or state confiscation of land, they will be less willing to undertake complex land assembly projects; they will let their existing planning permissions lapse; and they will simply be more cautious in applying for planning permission in the first place. The result would be a slower planning system and fewer new homes.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
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 2015-01-23T13:55:07.19Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-23T13:55:07.19Z
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star this property label Biography information for Brandon Lewis 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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unstar this property label Biography information for Gareth Thomas more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-09-04more like thismore than 2014-09-04
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Pay more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the (a) highest and (b) lowest full-time equivalent salary paid by (i) his Department and (ii) its public bodies was in (A) 2010-11, (B) 2011-12, (C) 2012-13, (D) 2013-14 and (E) 2014-15; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harrow West more like this
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Mr Gareth Thomas remove filter
star this property uin 208303 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-09more like thismore than 2014-10-09
star this property answer text <p>The attached table lists the information since 2009-10.</p><p> </p><p>All staff are paid at least the Living Wage, and the London Living Wage where appropriate.</p><p> </p><p>Staff costs for core DCLG have fallen from £216 million in 2009-10 to £95 million in 2013-14, a reduction of 56 per cent in cash terms and an annual saving of £121 million a year.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
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 2014-10-09T15:33:56.804884Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-09T15:33:56.804884Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kris Hopkins more like this
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star this property file name PQ-208303 Table.docx more like this
star this property title Departmental Salary more like this
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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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star this property label Biography information for Kris Hopkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Gareth Thomas more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-17more like thismore than 2014-11-17
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Welfare Assistance Schemes more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of how local authorities will be able to support the most vulnerable residents when its dedicated funding for local welfare assistance schemes ends in April 2015; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harrow West more like this
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Mr Gareth Thomas remove filter
star this property uin 214522 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-20more like thismore than 2014-11-20
star this property answer text <p>I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave to the hon. Member for Bolton South East (Yasmin Qureshi) on 17 November, PQ 214073.</p> more like this
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 2014-11-20T15:24:11.85Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-20T15:24:11.85Z
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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 Gareth Thomas more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-18more like thismore than 2014-11-18
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Welfare Assistance Schemes more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether he informed local authorities that dedicated funding for local welfare assistance schemes would no longer be available from April 2015 before the publication of the provisional local government finance settlement; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harrow West more like this
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Mr Gareth Thomas remove filter
star this property uin 214879 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-27more like thismore than 2014-11-27
star this property answer text <p>I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave to the hon. Member for Bolton South East (Yasmin Qureshi) on 17 November, PQ 213988.</p><p>The consultation on how local welfare provision should be funded in 2015/16 closed on 21 November. The Government are analysing the responses, alongside the review by the Department for Work and Pensions into existing provision. The Government will make a decision based on this analysis in time for the provisional local government finance settlement in December 2014.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Keighley more like this
star this property answering member printed Kris Hopkins more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 215414 more like this
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less than 2014-11-27T16:37:34.04Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-27T16:37:34.04Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kris Hopkins more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Keighley more like this
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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 Gareth Thomas more like this