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star this property answer date less than 2014-01-13more like thismore than 2014-01-13
star this property date less than 2014-01-09more like thismore than 2014-01-09
star this property date tabled less than 2014-01-09more like thismore than 2014-01-09
star this property ddp created less than 2014-01-09T21:01:11.303Zmore like thismore than 2014-01-09T21:01:11.303Z
star this property ddp modified less than 2015-02-07T01:00:12.447Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-07T01:00:12.447Z
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HM Treasury more like this
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star this property parliament number 55 more like this
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less than 2014-05-07T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-07T12:00:00.00Z
star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion and value of his Department's contracts have been let (a) under the restricted procedure, (b) by the open procedure, (c) via framework agreements and (d) via a tendering process involving the use of a pre-qualification questionnaire in each of the last three years. more like this
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2013/14 more like this
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star this property tabling member constituency Nottingham East more like this
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Chris Leslie more like this
star this property title House of Commons Tabled Parliamentary Question 2013/14 182696 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>Since January 2011, central government departments have been required to publish on Contracts Finder information on the tenders issued and contracts they award with a value over £10,000 (excluding VAT) (www.gov.uk/contractsfinder).</p><p> </p><p>Public Procurement Regulations require that prescribed procurement procedures are used when procurements exceed the EU contract threshold values. This legal framework helps to ensure that public procurement is conducted in a fair and open manner both within the UK and across the EU.</p><p> </p><p>Less than two percent of all contracts were let under the restricted procedure in each of the last three years.</p><p> </p><p>In 2010/11 there was one contract let under the restricted procedure. This was for actuarial support to the independent commission on Equitable Life Payments that was set up by this government to recommend how best to fairly allocate funds provided for the Equitable Life Payments Scheme (ELPS) and had a contract value of £1million.</p><p> </p><p>In 2011/12 there were two contracts let under the restricted procedure. They were (i) Corporate Financial Advice framework contract (estimated contract value of £5 million over the 2 years but no guaranteed spend)and (ii) a contract for actuarial support for (ELPS) in making fair and transparent payments to Equitable Life policyholders who suffered financial losses as a result of Government maladministration which occurred in the regulation of Equitable Life. The contract value was £5.4 million.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The information requested for the proportion and value of HM Treasury contracts that have been let via framework agreements and where a tendering process involving the use of a pre-qualification questionnaire in each of the last three years is not readily available and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p>
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less than 2014-05-07T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-07T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Chris Leslie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Chris Leslie more like this
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star this property answer date less than 2014-01-16more like thismore than 2014-01-16
star this property date less than 2014-01-13more like thismore than 2014-01-13
star this property date tabled less than 2014-01-13more like thismore than 2014-01-13
star this property ddp created less than 2014-01-14T00:30:42.163Zmore like thismore than 2014-01-14T00:30:42.163Z
star this property ddp modified less than 2015-02-07T01:02:03.793Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-07T01:02:03.793Z
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
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star this property identifier 182969 more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-05-12T12:00:00.00Z
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what funding will be put in place to support local discretionary welfare provision after 2015. more like this
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2013/14 more like this
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star this property tabling member constituency Rochdale more like this
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Simon Danczuk more like this
star this property title House of Commons Tabled Parliamentary Question 2013/14 182969 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p><em>[Holding Reply: Thursday 16 January 2014]</em></p><p>The nationally run Community Care Grants and Crisis Loans were poorly targeted and failed to help those most in need. So, in 2012 as part of wider welfare reform, the Department for Work and Pensions abolished these national discretionary schemes and transferred responsibility to local authorities so they could deliver and tailor new local support as part of their existing services to their communities.</p><p>Councils can continue to provide support to those in their community who face financial difficulties or who find themselves in unavoidable circumstances, but there is no requirement to replicate the previous approach adopted by central government.</p><p>In contrast to a centralised grant system that was poorly targeted, under the Department for Work and Pensions' reforms, councils can now choose how best to support local welfare needs within their areas – what is right for, say, Rochdale may not be for other authorities. Some councils have already chosen to wind down their dedicated schemes following underspends.</p><p>In the next Spending Round period, from April 2015, central government continues to provide support to local authorities through general funds as part of the Coalition Government's commitment to reducing ring-fencing and ending top-down Whitehall control.</p><p>The Department for Work and Pensions provided a separate fund for 2013-2015 and are carrying out a review of the provision to date.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
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less than 2014-05-12T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-12T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Simon Danczuk more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Simon Danczuk more like this
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star this property answer date less than 2013-05-13more like thismore than 2013-05-13
star this property date less than 2013-05-08more like thismore than 2013-05-08
star this property date tabled less than 2013-05-08more like thismore than 2013-05-08
star this property ddp created less than 2013-11-19T12:55:42.917Zmore like thismore than 2013-11-19T12:55:42.917Z
star this property ddp modified less than 2015-02-06T21:00:40.773Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-06T21:00:40.773Z
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Cabinet Office more like this
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star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
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less than 2014-02-25T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-02-25T12:00:00.00Z
star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the total loss to the economy as a result of underemployment in Scotland. more like this
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2013/14 more like this
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star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow East more like this
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Margaret Curran more like this
star this property title House of Commons Tabled Parliamentary Question 2013/14 153940 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>This is not a matter for Cabinet Office Ministers.</p> more like this
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less than 2014-02-25T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-02-25T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Margaret Curran more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Margaret Curran more like this
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star this property answer date less than 2013-05-10more like thismore than 2013-05-10
star this property date less than 2013-05-08more like thismore than 2013-05-08
star this property date tabled less than 2013-05-08more like thismore than 2013-05-08
star this property ddp created less than 2013-11-19T12:39:46.337Zmore like thismore than 2013-11-19T12:39:46.337Z
star this property ddp modified less than 2015-02-06T20:14:40.783Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-06T20:14:40.783Z
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Deputy Prime Minister more like this
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star this property identifier 154454 more like this
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less than 2014-02-25T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-02-25T12:00:00.00Z
star this property question text To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what assessment he has made of the outcome of his Department's matching of the electoral register with Department for Work and Pensions data in communities with (a) seaside towns and (b) towns with high student populations; and what effect this work will have on the size of electorates in these constituencies. more like this
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2013/14 more like this
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star this property tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
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Chris Ruane more like this
star this property title House of Commons Tabled Parliamentary Question 2013/14 154454 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>As part of the transition to Individual Electoral Registration (IER), entries on the electoral register will be matched against data held by Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) for the purposes of confirming existing electors, a process which will simplify the transition for the majority of existing electors. Last year the Cabinet Office undertook pilots to test this process and we published our evaluation of these pilots earlier this year which is available to download from:</p><p>https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/simplifying-the-transition-to-individual-electoral-registration</p><p> </p><p>The evaluation report includes an analysis of match rates by population groups and while no specific analysis was undertaken of seaside towns, the results did suggest that match rates were lower in areas with high student populations. However, anyone who cannot be confirmed will still be invited to register individually and will retain their ability to vote in the 2015 general election. By using confirmation to simplify the process for the majority of electors it means resources can be focused on maximising registration among those people who cannot be confirmed, including individuals who are not currently registered. We are also currently running a separate set of pilots exploring whether data matching against DWP and other trusted national data sets can be used to find potential electors who are not currently registered but may be eligible to do so, in order to invite them to register. The results of the pilots, which are specifically targeted at boosting registrations among students, attainers and home-movers, will be published in the summer.</p>
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less than 2014-02-25T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-02-25T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
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star this property answer date less than 2014-02-03more like thismore than 2014-02-03
star this property date less than 2014-01-30more like thismore than 2014-01-30
star this property date tabled less than 2014-01-30more like thismore than 2014-01-30
star this property ddp created remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-01-30T21:00:56.467Z
star this property ddp modified less than 2015-02-07T01:36:36.310Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-07T01:36:36.310Z
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Ministry of Justice more like this
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less than 2014-04-01T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-01T12:00:00.00Z
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the effect of the Integrated Offender Management model piloted in the London Borough of Islington on reoffending rates in that area. more like this
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2013/14 more like this
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star this property tabling member constituency Rotherham more like this
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Sarah Champion more like this
star this property title House of Commons Tabled Parliamentary Question 2013/14 186075 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>I have been asked to reply on behalf of the Home Office. Integrated Offender Management is an important approach to cutting crime and reoffending in local areas. One of the key strengths of the approach is that the local model should be responsive to local needs and priorities as identified by the agencies and the partners in the area. For this reason, we have not imposed any particular model of Integrated Offender Management on areas, nor do we performance manage from Whitehall the crime and reoffending outcomes that local partners in areas such as the London Borough of Islington may be achieving through their local approach.</p> more like this
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less than 2014-04-01T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-01T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sarah Champion more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sarah Champion more like this
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star this property answer date less than 2013-11-27more like thismore than 2013-11-27
star this property date less than 2013-11-22more like thismore than 2013-11-22
star this property date tabled less than 2013-11-22more like thismore than 2013-11-22
star this property ddp created less than 2013-11-22T17:30:24.440Zmore like thismore than 2013-11-22T17:30:24.440Z
star this property ddp modified less than 2015-02-07T00:03:45.817Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-07T00:03:45.817Z
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Ministry of Justice more like this
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star this property identifier 177489 more like this
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less than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Z
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, which contracts his Department holds with (a) Capita, (b) A4E, (c) G4S, (d) Serco, (e) GeoAMEY, (f) Sodexo and (g) Mitie; when each contract started; how much each contract is expect to cost over its lifetime; when each contract is due to end; whether there are any options in the contract for extension; whether any financial penalties have been incurred by each contractor to date; and whether each such contract has a break clause. more like this
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2013/14 more like this
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star this property tabling member constituency Tooting more like this
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Sadiq Khan more like this
star this property title House of Commons Tabled Parliamentary Question 2013/14 177489 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p>I undertook to write to you when the information had been received.</p><p> </p><p>The table contained within Annex A details the live contracts that the Department holds with Capita, G4S, Serco, GeoAmey, Sodexo and MITIE. The table provides you with details on the start and end dates of these contracts, the estimated value of the contract as advertised when the procurement process was initiated, extension options and whether there is a break clause. Where information pertaining to any of these questions is already in the public domain, you will find for ease of reference links to the Hansard extracts.</p><p> </p><p>There are no contracts between the Department and A4E.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The table within Annex A provides details on financial penalties where this information is already available in the public domain. To obtain this information for all the contracts listed would incur disproportionate costs.</p><p> </p><p>The details for the legacy Electronic Monitoring contracts between the Department and G4S and Serco have not been provided to you due to the ongoing criminal investigation into issues relating to these contracts.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
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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 Sadiq Khan more like this
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star this property answer date less than 2014-01-21more like thismore than 2014-01-21
star this property date less than 2014-01-16more like thismore than 2014-01-16
star this property date tabled less than 2014-01-16more like thismore than 2014-01-16
star this property ddp created less than 2014-01-16T20:50:44.760Zmore like thismore than 2014-01-16T20:50:44.760Z
star this property ddp modified less than 2015-02-07T01:13:58.317Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-07T01:13:58.317Z
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Ministry of Justice more like this
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less than 2014-04-07T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-07T12:00:00.00Z
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what his Department's 10 largest contracts let since the financial year 2010-11 are; what savings have been made in such contracts; what the level of overspend or underspend was in each such contract; and what steps his Department has taken to monitor the performance of each supplier of such contract following the contract award. more like this
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2013/14 more like this
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star this property tabling member constituency Nottingham East more like this
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Chris Leslie more like this
star this property title House of Commons Tabled Parliamentary Question 2013/14 183913 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p>The Ministry of Justice has taken a number of steps to improve commercial capability across the department. We regularly review suppliers' performance against key performance indicators and have recently embarked on a programme aimed at introducing a more robust approach to contract management, to ensure that contracts deliver best possible value for the taxpayer.</p><p> </p><p>The table below features the ten largest contracts let by the Ministry of Justice since the financial year 2010/11, and provides details of savings and of any under- or overspend in each financial year.</p> more like this
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less than 2014-04-07T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-07T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Chris Leslie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Chris Leslie more like this
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star this property answer date less than 2013-11-07more like thismore than 2013-11-07
star this property date less than 2013-11-04more like thismore than 2013-11-04
star this property date tabled less than 2013-11-04more like thismore than 2013-11-04
star this property ddp created less than 2013-11-19T13:40:11.650Zmore like thismore than 2013-11-19T13:40:11.650Z
star this property ddp modified less than 2015-02-06T23:18:48.343Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-06T23:18:48.343Z
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
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star this property identifier 174351 more like this
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less than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Z
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
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2013/14 more like this
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star this property tabling member constituency Harrow West more like this
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Mr Gareth Thomas more like this
star this property title House of Commons Tabled Parliamentary Question 2013/14 174351 more like this
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unstar 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>
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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 answer date less than 2014-01-24more like thismore than 2014-01-24
star this property date less than 2014-01-22more like thismore than 2014-01-22
star this property date tabled less than 2014-01-22more like thismore than 2014-01-22
star this property ddp created less than 2014-01-22T23:40:41.143Zmore like thismore than 2014-01-22T23:40:41.143Z
star this property ddp modified less than 2015-02-07T01:20:18.610Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-07T01:20:18.610Z
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
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less than 2014-05-09T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-09T12:00:00.00Z
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many families were placed in temporary accommodation in each London borough in each of the last five years. more like this
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2013/14 more like this
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Sadiq Khan more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>I refer the rt. hon. Member to Live Table 784 available on my Department's website at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/live-tables-on-homelessness" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/live-tables-on-homelessness</a></p><p>The numbers of households in temporary accommodation in London are still well belowthe level they were at their peak, under the previous Administration, when they hit more than 63,800. Councils have a responsibility to move homeless households into settled accommodation as quickly as possible and we made common sense changes to the law to enable them to use suitable private rented homes. Indeed, the average stay in temporary accommodation in England has been reduced from 20 months at the beginning of 2010 to 14 months now.</p><p>We have also seen a 42% reduction in the numbers of families with children in Bed and Breakfast for more than six weeks on this time last year across the country. The seven local authorities that we funded to tackle families in Bed and Breakfast have made significant progress achieving an overall reduction of 96% since the funding began.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
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star this property answer date less than 2014-01-30more like thismore than 2014-01-30
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-05-12T12:00:00.00Z
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what representations he has received on the decision to withdraw the local welfare provision grant in 2015-16; and what consultation he undertook prior to making that decision. more like this
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2013/14 more like this
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star this property tabling member constituency Barrow and Furness more like this
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John Woodcock more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p><em>[Holding Reply: Thursday 30 January 2014]</em></p><p>DCLG Ministers and officials talk regularly to elected members and officers of local authorities about a range of issues.</p><p>The nationally run Community Care Grants and Crisis Loans were poorly targeted and failed to help those most in need. So, in 2012 as part of wider welfare reform, the Department for Work and Pensions abolished these national discretionary schemes and transferred responsibility to local authorities so they could deliver and tailor new local support as part of their existing services to their communities.</p><p>Councils can continue to provide support to those in their community who face financial difficulties or who find themselves in unavoidable circumstances, but there is no requirement to replicate the previous approach adopted by central government.</p><p>In contrast to a centralised grant system that was poorly targeted, under the Department for Work and Pensions' reforms, councils can now choose how best to support local welfare needs within their areas – what is right for, say, Barrow and Furness may not be for other authorities. Some councils have already chosen to wind down their dedicated schemes following underspends.</p><p>In the next Spending Round period, from April 2015, central government continues to provide support to local authorities through general funds as part of the Coalition Government's commitment to reducing ring-fencing and ending top-down Whitehall control.</p><p>The Department for Work and Pensions provided a separate fund for 2013-2015 and are carrying out a review of the provision to date.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
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