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1127555
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
answering body
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept id 7 more like this
answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
hansard heading Local Government Finance: Birmingham more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on increasing funding to Birmingham City Council in advance of the spending review. more like this
tabling member constituency Birmingham, Ladywood more like this
tabling member printed
Shabana Mahmood more like this
uin 256276 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-29more like thismore than 2019-05-29
answer text <p>The funding available for local authorities is determined in periodic Spending Reviews, and allocated in the main as part of the annual local government finance process. As the Chancellor announced at Spring Statement, if a deal with the EU is agreed in the coming weeks, the 2019 Spending Review will be launched before summer recess and conclude alongside an Autumn Budget. This will provide an opportunity to consider local government spending in the round and preparations are well underway.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Richmond (Yorks) remove filter
answering member printed Rishi Sunak more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-29T10:44:18.747Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-29T10:44:18.747Z
answering member
4483
label Biography information for Rishi Sunak more like this
tabling member
3914
label Biography information for Shabana Mahmood more like this
1128842
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
answering body
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept id 7 more like this
answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
hansard heading Parking: Fees and Charges more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what measures are available to landowners and leaseholders with rights over land to enforce reasonable parking charges when a vehicle is left on their land contrary to the terms displayed. more like this
tabling member constituency Chelmsford more like this
tabling member printed
Vicky Ford more like this
uin 259459 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
answer text <p>The Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 grants keeper liability for vehicles, allowing landowners and parking operators to pursue the registered keeper of a vehicle for breaches of contract related to parking. Private parking companies must be a member of a trade association if they wish to access DVLA data in order to issue parking charges to vehicle owners. The two parking trade associations, the British Parking Association (BPA) and the International Parking Community (IPC), have their own codes of practice and appeal procedures to which they expect their members to adhere. If a private parking company does not follow these codes responsibly, they risk being banned from accessing DVLA data and will be unable to issue parking charges.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Richmond (Yorks) remove filter
answering member printed Rishi Sunak more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-10T11:38:08.803Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-10T11:38:08.803Z
answering member
4483
label Biography information for Rishi Sunak more like this
tabling member
4674
label Biography information for Vicky Ford more like this
1129116
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
answering body
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept id 7 more like this
answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
hansard heading Local Government Finance more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate his Department has made of the difference in spending per head between 2009-10 and 2017-18 by local authorities in the five most deprived areas in England and Wales. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 258978 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
answer text <p>The definition of spending power is not comparable over the period 2010-11 to 2019-20 due to changes in the finance and function of local government. A consistent measure of core spending power is available for the period 2015 -16 to 2019 -20. The Department does not calculate Core Spending Power per head.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Richmond (Yorks) remove filter
answering member printed Rishi Sunak more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-06T15:28:26.473Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-06T15:28:26.473Z
answering member
4483
label Biography information for Rishi Sunak more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1128876
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
answering body
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept id 7 more like this
answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
hansard heading Heathrow Airport: Non-domestic Rates more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the amount paid in business rates by Heathrow Airport to (a) Hillingdon and (b) Ealing Council. more like this
tabling member constituency Ealing, Southall more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Virendra Sharma more like this
uin 259151 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-07more like thismore than 2019-06-07
answer text <p>The Department does not hold information on business rates paid by individual businesses on local ratings lists.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Richmond (Yorks) remove filter
answering member printed Rishi Sunak more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-07T10:20:40.493Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-07T10:20:40.493Z
answering member
4483
label Biography information for Rishi Sunak more like this
tabling member
1604
label Biography information for Mr Virendra Sharma more like this
1130718
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-07more like thismore than 2019-06-07
answering body
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept id 7 more like this
answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
hansard heading Council Tax: Debt Collection more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he has plans to widen his Department’s review into council tax collection to include how local authorities collect council tax debt under The Council Tax (Administration and Enforcement) Regulations 1992. more like this
tabling member constituency Enfield, Southgate more like this
tabling member printed
Bambos Charalambous more like this
uin 261538 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
answer text <p>My Department is engaging with local authorities and the debt advice sector to improve council tax collection, and to ensure council tax debt collection practices are fair, efficient and compassionate to those in genuine hardship. Following those discussions, we intend to publish updated guidance on good collection practices, before considering the scope for further reforms.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Richmond (Yorks) remove filter
answering member printed Rishi Sunak more like this
grouped question UIN 261539 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-13T16:32:45.08Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T16:32:45.08Z
answering member
4483
label Biography information for Rishi Sunak more like this
tabling member
4610
label Biography information for Bambos Charalambous more like this
1130719
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-07more like thismore than 2019-06-07
answering body
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept id 7 more like this
answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
hansard heading Council Tax: Non-payment more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he has plans to amend The Council Tax (Administration and Enforcement) Regulations 1992 to prevent people becoming liable for their full annual council tax bill after missing one payment. more like this
tabling member constituency Enfield, Southgate more like this
tabling member printed
Bambos Charalambous more like this
uin 261539 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
answer text <p>My Department is engaging with local authorities and the debt advice sector to improve council tax collection, and to ensure council tax debt collection practices are fair, efficient and compassionate to those in genuine hardship. Following those discussions, we intend to publish updated guidance on good collection practices, before considering the scope for further reforms.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Richmond (Yorks) remove filter
answering member printed Rishi Sunak more like this
grouped question UIN 261538 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-13T16:32:45.11Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T16:32:45.11Z
answering member
4483
label Biography information for Rishi Sunak more like this
tabling member
4610
label Biography information for Bambos Charalambous more like this
1131230
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
answering body
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept id 7 more like this
answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
hansard heading Council Tax: Arrears more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the increase in council tax arrears since 2014. more like this
tabling member constituency Makerfield more like this
tabling member printed
Yvonne Fovargue more like this
uin 263136 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
answer text <p>Council tax arrears reported by local authorities in England for 2014-15 to 2017-18 can be found in Table 7 of the 'Collection rates for Council Tax and non-domestic rates in England' statistical release. The link to the latest table is <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/743738/Table_7_2017-18_revised.xlsx" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/743738/Table_7_2017-18_revised.xlsx</a>.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Richmond (Yorks) remove filter
answering member printed Rishi Sunak more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-13T16:33:50.203Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T16:33:50.203Z
answering member
4483
label Biography information for Rishi Sunak more like this
tabling member
4034
label Biography information for Yvonne Fovargue more like this
1131231
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
answering body
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept id 7 more like this
answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
hansard heading Council Tax: Debt Collection more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the implications for his Department's policies of the Citizens Advice Costs of Collection report finding that council tax collection practices are adding nearly half a billion pounds a year to personal debt. more like this
tabling member constituency Makerfield more like this
tabling member printed
Yvonne Fovargue more like this
uin 263137 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
answer text <p>I am aware of concerns of charities, debt advice bodies and local councils about council tax debt. That is why my Department is engaging with, and reviewing evidence compiled by these bodies with a view to making council tax debt collection fairer, more efficient and compassionate. Following these discussions we intend to publish updated guidance on good collection practices, before considering the scope for further reforms.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Richmond (Yorks) remove filter
answering member printed Rishi Sunak more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-18T13:37:24.85Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T13:37:24.85Z
answering member
4483
label Biography information for Rishi Sunak more like this
tabling member
4034
label Biography information for Yvonne Fovargue more like this
1131232
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
answering body
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept id 7 more like this
answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
hansard heading Council Tax: Non-payment more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to bring forward legislative proposals to amend The Council Tax (Administration and Enforcement) Regulations 1992 to remove the sanction of imprisonment for non-payment of council tax. more like this
tabling member constituency Makerfield more like this
tabling member printed
Yvonne Fovargue more like this
uin 263138 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
answer text <p>The Government is currently engaging with a range of stakeholders to consider how to improve council tax collection. Following those discussions, we intend to publish updated guidance on good collection practices, before considering the scope of further reforms. The Government is clear that imprisonment should only ever be the last resort for non-payment of council tax. Before a magistrates’ court commits someone to prison for failure to pay their council tax, it must inquire as to the debtor’s means, and satisfy itself that failure to pay is due to “wilful refusal or culpable neglect”. This is to prevent persons who are genuinely unable to pay their council tax from being committed to prison.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Richmond (Yorks) remove filter
answering member printed Rishi Sunak more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-18T13:38:21.303Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T13:38:21.303Z
answering member
4483
label Biography information for Rishi Sunak more like this
tabling member
4034
label Biography information for Yvonne Fovargue more like this
1129001
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
answering body
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept id 7 more like this
answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
hansard heading Recreation Spaces more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to enact statutory protection for green spaces; and what steps he is taking to promote the health benefits of parks and urban green spaces. more like this
tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
tabling member printed
Paul Farrelly more like this
uin 259043 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
answer text <p>The Government does not have plans to enact statutory protection for green spaces. We are committed to reducing excessive central reporting burdens on local government. It is for local authorities and local communities to decide how best to manage their local parks and green spaces and how to utilise available funding to best effect.</p><p>The Government recognises the health benefits of parks and urban green spaces. We have invested over £15 million in 2018-19 to support a robust package of new Government initiatives to support the sustainability of green spaces – including £3.75 million on the expansion of the Pocket Parks Plus programme and £9.7 million to ensure local authorities can continue to maintain and develop good quality, accessible parks and green spaces.</p><p>The 25 Year Environment Plan (25YEP) sets out that spending time in the natural environment can improve our mental health and feelings of well-being. Government has committed to actions that seek to help people improve their health and well-being by using green spaces. These commitments include:</p><ul><li>Considering how NHS mental health providers in England could work with environmental voluntary sector organisations to offer mental health therapies</li><li>Establish a cross-government programme that helps health professionals and local authorities to connect more people with nature to support their health and wellbeing.</li></ul><p>Defra, NHS England, Public Health England and Natural England are working together to launch these actions and establish a programme which will deliver the 25YEP mental health commitments.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Richmond (Yorks) remove filter
answering member printed Rishi Sunak more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-10T11:39:59.957Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-10T11:39:59.957Z
answering member
4483
label Biography information for Rishi Sunak more like this
tabling member
1436
label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this