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star this property date less than 2019-04-30more like thismore than 2019-04-30
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Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority more like this
star this property hansard heading Members: Allowances more like this
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star this property question text To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, what involvement did the Speaker's committee had in the formulation of the new claims system for hon. Members' allowances. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Warley more like this
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John Spellar more like this
star this property uin 249206 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
unstar this property answer text <p>As part of its role to approve IPSA’s Estimate, in March 2016, the Speaker’s Committee approved funds for a wide-ranging improvement programme, including plans for a new IT system, IPSA Online. This took into account longstanding feedback from MPs and their staff about the need to modernise and improve IPSA’s systems and processes. In subsequent years, the Speaker’s Committee has scrutinised progress on this programme via the annual Estimate approval process, as well as other formal and informal updates.</p><p>The Speaker’s Committee had no direct input into the design of IPSA Online, but has received regular updates on the key features of the system and IPSA’s plans for engagement and training activities.</p><p>More generally, IPSA engaged with MPs and staff members throughout the development of IPSA Online through activities including surveys, meetings, usability testing and training sessions, in order to take account of their needs and preferences. IPSA is committed to ongoing liaison with MPs and their staff to gain further feedback on the new system now that it has been launched.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Broxbourne more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Charles Walker more like this
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less than 2019-05-07T13:23:15.387Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Charles Walker more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for John Spellar more like this
1126071
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star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority more like this
star this property answering dept id 90 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority more like this
star this property hansard heading Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority: ICT more like this
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star this property question text To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, pursuant to the Answer of 7 May 2019 to Question 249206 on Members: Allowances, what the (a) forecast and (b) final cost was of the new IPSA IT system; and what assessment was made of additional costs that would be incurred by MPs' staff to work on the new system. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Warley more like this
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John Spellar more like this
star this property uin 253492 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 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
unstar this property answer text <p>I have asked IPSA to reply.</p><p>The original April 2016 business case for IPSA’s new IT system, IPSA Online, estimated a cost of £4.641 million. At that time, IPSA expected the programme to be completed in 2017-18. The full costs of the system are now forecast to be £8.253 million.</p><p>The increase in cost was due in part to the unexpected General Election of June 2017 which diverted all IPSA work for up to nine months to supporting MPs who left or joined parliament, and increased supplier costs. Costs also increased following our change of suppliers in September 2018 to improve the quality of IPSA’s IT support. IPSA also spent longer than anticipated on testing the new system so that IPSA could have confidence that it would be fully secure and free of technical problems. The increases in cost have been partly mitigated by savings elsewhere in IPSA’s budget.</p><p>The new system administers MPs’ pay and business costs more efficiently and effectively, providing improved support to MPs and their staff while saving taxpayers’ money. MPs and their staff will benefit from these improvements by being able to access information and make changes to their staffing budget or office leases without needing to contact IPSA staff. They can now also access IPSA’s system directly through their secure parliamentary digital account without an additional logon. MPs and staff no longer need to send IPSA paper receipts and invoices through the post, but can scan and photograph them and upload them to IPSA digitally. The new system can also reimburse MPs’ staff directly rather than via the MP. On the basis of the experience so far, IPSA estimate that MPs will need to spend around 30 per cent less time overall on the new system than they did on the old one.</p><p>However, IPSA recognise that many MPs and their staff still need to get used to the new system. IPSA are therefore conducting group and one-to-one training in Parliament and have staff available on the phone to answer queries. IPSA are putting on more such training sessions in response to demand, with a regular presence in Portcullis House.</p><p>IPSA will shortly conduct a survey to gather more feedback about the new system, with plans for further improvements in due course. IPSA will report to the Speaker’s Committee for the IPSA later in the year on the overall costs and benefits of IPSA Online.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Broxbourne more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Charles Walker more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T12:41:32.997Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T12:41:32.997Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Charles Walker more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for John Spellar more like this
1126072
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star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority more like this
star this property answering dept id 90 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority more like this
star this property hansard heading Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority: Buildings 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 remove filter
star this property question text To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, what the cost has been of the move by IPSA to new premises in central London; and what assessment was made of the potential merits of moving the organisation to a cheaper location outside London. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Warley more like this
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John Spellar more like this
star this property uin 253493 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
unstar this property answer text <p>I have asked IPSA to reply.</p><p>IPSA moved into new office premises at 85 Strand in March 2019. The forecasted cost of this move is £732,900. This budget was approved by the Speaker’s Committee for the IPSA in January 2018. IPSA’s Annual Accounts for the 2018-19 financial year are being finalised and will be laid in Parliament in November. The Speaker’s Committee will have an opportunity to scrutinise this and other expenditure.</p><p>After reviewing properties on the market, the offices selected met IPSA’s criteria and offered the best value for money to the taxpayer over the long term, with competitive running cost over the life of the lease after completing initial fit-out work. Locations outside of London were considered. IPSA concluded that basing IPSA’s office in London and within reasonable distance of Parliament would ensure that IPSA can provide a better support to MPs and their staff, including regular meetings between them and their IPSA account managers.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Broxbourne more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Charles Walker more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T12:40:18.25Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T12:40:18.25Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Charles Walker more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for John Spellar more like this
1128446
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star this property date less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
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Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority more like this
star this property answering dept id 90 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority more like this
star this property hansard heading Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority: Buildings more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, pursuant to the Answer of 20 May 2019 to Question 253493 on Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority: Location, how many staff are located in the new premises at 85 Strand; how much floor space those staff occupy; at what rate per square metre; which locations were considered outside London for new premises; and what the comparable cost would have been in locating those staff outside London. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Warley more like this
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John Spellar more like this
star this property uin 257645 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 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
unstar this property answer text <p>I have asked IPSA to reply.</p><p>IPSA currently has 69 members of staff. It included in its office requirements space for up to 76 staff in order to provide flexibility for periods where there is a higher volume of work and therefore a need for additional temporary staff, such as General Election periods.</p><p>To disclose the size of the office or rate paid per square metre would be prejudicial to commercial interests. IPSA’s annual accounts are laid in Parliament and published each year, and will provide information about operational costs.</p><p>Before choosing its offices at 85 Strand, IPSA considered potential premises in Croydon and Milton Keynes, as well as Stratford and Canary Wharf in London, but determined that the selected location provided the prospect of better support to MPs and better value for money for the taxpayer.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Broxbourne more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Charles Walker more like this
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less than 2019-06-05T09:35:36.71Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-05T09:35:36.71Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Charles Walker more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for John Spellar more like this
1128813
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star this property date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
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Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority more like this
star this property answering dept id 90 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority more like this
star this property hansard heading Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority: ICT more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, pursuant to the Answer of 20 May 2019 to Question 253492 on Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority: ICT, what the evidential basis is for the assertion that the new system will save time for Members and their staff. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Warley more like this
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John Spellar more like this
star this property uin 258986 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 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
unstar this property answer text <p>I have asked IPSA to reply.</p><p>As the system is new, IPSA continue to work closely with MPs and their staff to help them understand how IPSA Online works, and how to realise the full benefits. We are continuing to hold group and one-to-one training in Parliament and have staff available on the phone to answer queries. IPSA are conducting a survey to gather more feedback about the new system, with plans for further improvements in due course. IPSA will report to the Speaker’s Committee for the IPSA later in the year on the overall costs and benefits of IPSA Online.</p><p>During the development of the new system, IPSA Online, IPSA carried out usability testing to look at how long a range of tasks and functions would take, compared with the old claims system. Based on this testing, IPSA found that improvements in the new system would take MPs and their staff about 30 per cent less time, due to the simplification of processes and forms. Feedback collected at training sessions also indicated that MPs’ staff expected IPSA Online to be easier and quicker to use than the old system.</p><p>MPs and their staff members will also benefit from the following time-saving changes:</p><p>- ‘Single sign-on’ capability enables MPs and their staff to access IPSA Online directly through their secure parliamentary account without an additional logon.</p><p>- The new system allows claims from different budgets to be submitted on the same form, rather than having to submit multiple forms.</p><p>- Because MPs and staff no longer need to send paper receipts and invoices to IPSA, but can scan or photograph them and upload them digitally onto the system, we can process and reimburse claims more quickly.</p><p>- Staff members can now be reimbursed directly by IPSA for their own expenses, so that MPs no longer need to wait to pay staff once they themselves have been reimbursed.</p><p>- Additional information is available to them directly, for example on the amounts left in budgets and the status of any repayments or amounts owed, so MPs and their staff no longer need to wait for a monthly financial statement or contact IPSA staff to ask about these issues.</p><p>- MPs and their staff are now able to amend their personal details, including any change of name or address, on the new system themselves, without needing to submit a form to IPSA</p>
star this property answering member constituency Broxbourne more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Charles Walker more like this
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less than 2019-06-13T14:53:00.463Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T14:53:00.463Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Charles Walker more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Broxbourne more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Charles Walker more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for John Spellar more like this
1125178
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star this property date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
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Church Commissioners more like this
star this property answering dept id 9 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Church Commissioners more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Church Commissioners more like this
star this property hansard heading Christianity: Oppression more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, what progress the Church of England has made on tackling the persecution of Christians throughout the world. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Gillingham and Rainham more like this
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Rehman Chishti more like this
star this property uin 910766 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
unstar this property answer text <p>The Church of England welcomed the decision by the Foreign Secretary to launch an Independent Review into the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s support for persecuted Christians.</p><p>On behalf of their two Churches, Archbishop of Canterbury and the Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster made a joint submission to the Review. They set out a range of practical recommendations about how the Government could take meaningful action not only in protecting Christians facing persecution but also in promoting freedom of religion and belief more widely.</p><p>Their joint submission can be found here: https://www.archbishopofcanterbury.org/news/latest-news/anglicans-and-catholics-make-joint-submission-foreign-office-review-persecuted</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Meriden more like this
star this property answering member printed Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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less than 2019-05-09T11:40:50.903Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-09T11:40:50.903Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Rehman Chishti more like this
1125718
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star this property date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
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Church Commissioners more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Church Commissioners more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Church Commissioners more like this
star this property hansard heading Christianity: Africa more like this
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star this property question text To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, what steps the Church of England is taking to tackle the persecution of Christians in African countries; and what steps the Church of England is taking with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to highlight the persecution of Christians in those countries. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 252642 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
unstar this property answer text <p>The Church of England mission agencies are supporting partner churches and communities in Africa to help them address the challenges of inter-religious living. The submission by the Church of England and the Catholic Bishops Conference of England and Wales to the Foreign Secretary’s independent review into persecuted Christians sets out recommendations as to the steps that the Foreign and Commonwealth Office can take to support Christian communities and other religious whose right to freedom of religion or belief is being impinged.</p><p>The submission from the Church of England can be read here: <a href="https://eur02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.archbishopofcanterbury.org%2Fnews%2Flatest-news%2Fanglicans-and-catholics-make-joint-submission-foreign-office-review-persecuted&amp;data=02%7C01%7Csimon.stanley%40churchofengland.org%7Cc99ba4c953fc4ca29a1708d6d7b3ab1b%7C95e2463b3ab047b49ac1587c77ee84f0%7C0%7C0%7C636933563999961576&amp;sdata=lkYPUg7yohrUb1SDkrGiN6VIxDlSumjLs1CdRxzmz2I%3D&amp;reserved=0" target="_blank">https://www.archbishopofcanterbury.org/news/latest-news/anglicans-and-catholics-make-joint-submission-foreign-office-review-persecuted</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency Meriden more like this
star this property answering member printed Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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less than 2019-05-13T15:04:45.58Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-13T15:04:45.58Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
1125722
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star this property date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
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Church Commissioners more like this
star this property answering dept id 9 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Church Commissioners more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Church Commissioners more like this
star this property hansard heading Overseas Aid: Sri Lanka more like this
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star this property question text To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, what discussions the Church of England has had with the Department for International Development on ensuring aid reaches people in Sri Lanka who need it most. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 252646 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 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
unstar this property answer text <p>The Church of England has had no discussions with the Department for International Development on aid to Sri Lanka, but the Diocese of Leeds which has had a companion link with Sri Lanka for nearly 40 years, is in regular contact with the Anglican church of Sri Lanka, as to how best the Church can contribute to human flourishing in Sri Lanka.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Meriden more like this
star this property answering member printed Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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less than 2019-05-13T15:05:33.967Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-13T15:05:33.967Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
1128827
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star this property date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
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Church Commissioners more like this
star this property answering dept id 9 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Church Commissioners more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Church Commissioners more like this
star this property hansard heading Housing: Construction more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, what proportion of residential developments constructed since 2015 (a) on land owned by the Church of England under the direction of the strategic land team and (b) by private developers comprise affordable housing. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 259013 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 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
unstar this property answer text <p>Planning permissions have been granted across a range of geographies, from County Durham where the affordable housing requirement is currently 15%, to Wells in Somerset where the requirement is 40%.</p><p>On land owned by the Church Commissioners where planning permission has been received and sites sold since 2015, approximately 20% of the homes will be affordable dwellings.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Meriden more like this
star this property answering member printed Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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less than 2019-06-05T16:25:40.717Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-05T16:25:40.717Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
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Church Commissioners more like this
star this property answering dept id 9 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Church Commissioners more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Church Commissioners more like this
star this property hansard heading Affordable Housing: Construction more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, pursuant to the Answer of 5 June 2019 to Question 259013, how many affordable homes have been built by the Church of England or its agents in each local authority area since 2015; and what the affordable housing requirement is in each of those local authority areas. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 262248 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
unstar this property answer text <p>There have been 295 new affordable homes created on land owned by the Church Commissioners since 2015.</p><p>Details for each Local Authority area are shown in the following table.</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Local Authority</p></td><td><p>Number of Affordable Houses Provided</p></td><td><p>Policy Requirement for Number of Affordable Houses</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Durham</p></td><td><p>34</p></td><td><p>50</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>West Lindsey</p></td><td><p>15</p></td><td><p>30</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>East Cambridgeshire</p></td><td><p>30</p></td><td><p>60</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Carlisle</p></td><td><p>42</p></td><td><p>42</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Mendip</p></td><td><p>60</p></td><td><p>60</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sunderland</p></td><td><p>23</p></td><td><p>23</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Arun</p></td><td><p>15</p></td><td><p>15</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Ashford</p></td><td><p>77</p></td><td><p>77</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Total</p></td><td><p>295</p></td><td><p>356</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Meriden more like this
star this property answering member printed Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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less than 2019-06-13T15:52:36.837Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T15:52:36.837Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this