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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-13
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Disabled Students' Allowances more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the light of reforms of the disabled student allowance, there is a clear guide to the duties of higher education sectors towards disabled students. more like this
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Lord Addington more like this
star this property uin HL1991 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 2014-10-29more like thismore than 2014-10-29
star this property answer text <p>The Government has published draft guidance which sets out what Disabled Students Allowances will fund in the 2015/16 Academic Year. Institutions have a legal duty under the Equality Act 2010 to provide reasonable adjustments. It is not the role of Government to set out what an institution should do to meet that legal duty.</p><p><br></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2014-10-29T17:42:16.9501048Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-29T17:42:16.9501048Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Addington more like this
92768
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-13
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Home Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Compass Contracts more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what response they have made to the conclusions and recommendations of the 54th report of 2013–14 of the Public Accounts Committee: <i>COMPASS: Provision of asylum accommodation</i>. more like this
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Lord Beecham more like this
star this property uin HL2004 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-30
star this property answer text <p>The Government has responded to the 54th report of 2013-14 of the Public Accounts Committee: COMPASS: Provision of Asylum Accommodation by way of a Treasury Minute published on 19 June 2014. The response was published by Command under number: 8871. The responses to the six recommendations are shown on pages one to three of the attached document. The response is also available on the following link:</p><p>https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/treasury-minutes-june-2014.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2014-10-30T12:31:05.9731796Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-30T12:31:05.9731796Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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unstar this property file name Treasury Minute 54 - Asylum Accomodation.docx more like this
star this property title Treasury Minute more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Beecham more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-09-01more like thismore than 2014-09-01
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
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
star this property hansard heading Housing: Construction more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 14 July 2014, Official Report, column 531W, on housing: construction, what estimate he has made of the number of dwellings with planning permission that were classed as having started on site on each of the dates provided. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds Central more like this
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Hilary Benn more like this
star this property uin 207599 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-30
star this property answer text <p>The figures are below.</p><p> </p><p>These estimates only relate to large sites (10+ dwellings) in England, based on Glenigan data. Precise figures will fluctuate from month to month, but there is a clear upward trend.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><em>Snapshot as of:</em></p></td><td><p><em>Started</em></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Jan-11</p></td><td><p>Not available</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Jul-11</p></td><td><p>Not available</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sep-11</p></td><td><p>Not available</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Dec-11</p></td><td><p>Not available</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Mar-12</p></td><td><p>Not available</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Jun-12</p></td><td><p>Not available</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sep-12</p></td><td><p>241,610</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Jan-13</p></td><td><p>246,020</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Apr-13</p></td><td><p>236,270</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Jun-13</p></td><td><p>231,411</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Oct-13</p></td><td><p>249,942</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Jan-14</p></td><td><p>264,945</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Feb-14</p></td><td><p>270,318</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Mar-14</p></td><td><p>273,373</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Apr-14</p></td><td><p>280,857</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Jun-14</p></td><td><p>271,431</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sep-14</p></td><td><p>267,277</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>I also refer the rt. hon. Member to my answer of today, PQ 207630, on the rising number of sites near to a start, and the falling number of sites which are stalled/on hold.</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 2014-10-30T17:13:33.5375878Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-30T17:13:33.5375878Z
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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 Hilary Benn more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-09-01more like thismore than 2014-09-01
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
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
star this property hansard heading Housing: Construction more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the number of dwellings with planning permission that are classified as (a) progressing towards a start, (b) on hold or shelved and (c) started on site in the latest period for which figures are available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds Central more like this
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Hilary Benn more like this
star this property uin 207630 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-30
star this property answer text <p>The Coalition Government has kick-started house building, taken a series of initiatives to get stalled sites building, and reformed the planning system to help deliver more homes and increase local decision making. In the last twelve months to Q2 2014, a total of 230,000 permissions were given for new homes across England (estimates based on Glenigan data for all sites).</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><em>Falling number of stalled sites</em></p><p>As has been repeatedly explained to the rt. hon. Member in previous answers on this topic, the number of dwellings with planning permission that are classified as “on hold or shelved” has steadily fallen thanks to the action this Government is taking. This is illustrated in the table below.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><em>Snapshot as of:</em></p></td><td><p><em>On hold/shelved</em></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>January 2011</p></td><td><p>79,604</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>July 2011</p></td><td><p>82,557</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>September 2011</p></td><td><p>90,331</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>December 2011</p></td><td><p>87,081</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>March 2012</p></td><td><p>81,502</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>June 2012</p></td><td><p>75,534</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>September 2012</p></td><td><p>70,495</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>January 2013</p></td><td><p>64,394</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>April 2013</p></td><td><p>61,476</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>June 2013</p></td><td><p>60,493</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>October 2013</p></td><td><p>59,249</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>January 2014</p></td><td><p>55,847</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>February 2014</p></td><td><p>54,086</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>March 2014</p></td><td><p>53,376</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>April 2014</p></td><td><p>51,284</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>June 2014</p></td><td><p>50,050</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>September 2014</p></td><td><p>48,000</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><sub>Note: Based on estimates from Glenigan for sites with unimplemented permissions in England. Dwellings on sites with 10 units or more; excludes sites which have been sold, were due to be sold, or else information not available. This data comes from a live database that is constantly revised, and as result figures for a given month can fluctuate slightly. </sub><sub>September 2014 rounded to the nearest thousand.</sub></p><p> </p><p> </p><p><em>Rising number of starts and near-starts</em></p><p>As of 1 September 2014, a further 267,000 units had started on site. In addition, the number of dwellings with planning permission that are moving towards a start has steadily increased, both due to the action we have taken to tackle stalled sites, but also crucially due to the underlying increase in the number of homes being granted planning permission.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><em>Snapshot as of:</em></p></td><td><p><em>Progressing towards start</em></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>January 2011</p></td><td><p>113,566</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>July 2011</p></td><td><p>153,379</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>September 2011</p></td><td><p>153,543</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>December 2011</p></td><td><p>132,633</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>March 2012</p></td><td><p>136,686</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>June 2012</p></td><td><p>141,044</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>September 2012</p></td><td><p>166,105</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>January 2013</p></td><td><p>176,246</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>April 2013</p></td><td><p>184,987</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>June 2013</p></td><td><p>189,882</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>October 2013</p></td><td><p>183,650</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>January 2014</p></td><td><p>202,912</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>February 2014</p></td><td><p>194,681</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>March 2014</p></td><td><p>203,098</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>April 2014</p></td><td><p>197,288</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>June 2014</p></td><td><p>226,328</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>September 2014</p></td><td><p>244,000</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><sub>Note: Methodology as per table above. September 2014 figure rounded to the nearest thousand.</sub></p><p>A rising number of homes progressing towards a start is a positive indicator of increasing housing construction. Contrary to the incorrect claims of the Labour Party, it is not a measure of “land banking” nor is it “houses where nothing is happening”, rather it is a reflection of the detailed work being undertaken, red tape being navigated and finance being raised in order to turn a council planning permission into a construction site.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p><em>Action to kick-start house building</em></p><p>Steps we have or are taking to get stalled sites moving include:</p><p> </p><p>· Introducing measures in the Infrastructure Bill to reduce bureaucracy on implementing planning conditions after planning permission has been granted.</p><p> </p><p>· Implementing the recommendations of the Penfold Review to consolidate the overlapping and confusing regime of non-planning consents, on top of planning permission.</p><p> </p><p>· Allowing developers to review economically unrealistic Section 106 agreements, through the Growth and Infrastructure Act. Such unrealistic agreements result in no development, no regeneration and no community benefits: a sensible review can result in more housing and more affordable housing.</p><p> </p><p>· Ending the temporary measure (introduced by the last Administration) which allowed developers to roll forward their planning permissions; this ending of the measure has now increased the incentive for developers to start on site before their permission expires.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Investment we have provided includes:</p><p> </p><p>· The Get Britain Building investment fund, providing over £500 million of finance which has so far helped start over 12,000 new homes on stalled sites.</p><p> </p><p>· The Growing Places Fund is providing £730 million to deliver the infrastructure needed to unlock stalled schemes that will promote economic growth, create jobs and build homes. This is supporting approximately 70,000 new housing units, as well as significant amounts of extra commercial and industrial floor space.</p><p><br>· The £474 million Local Infrastructure Fund investment fund is supporting the delivery of upfront infrastructure for locally-supported, large-scale housing sites and commercial development; it also provides capacity funding and brokerage support to local authorities to help them progress major schemes through the planning process. Nearly 90,000 homes have been unlocked, so far.</p><p><br>· The £3 million Site Delivery Fund is being made available to 66 local planning authorities to accelerate starts on site</p><p><br>· The £525 million Builders' Finance Fund is assisting small and medium-sized developers to access finance to support the delivery of housing schemes of between 15 and 250 units, helping kick-start stalled sites and deliver around 15,000 units over four years.</p><p><br>· Growth Deals with 39 Local Enterprise Partnerships are providing £6 billion of funding over six years (including over £3 billion for projects starting in 2015-16), all with substantial implications for house building. Over the lifetime of Growth Deals (six years), it is estimated the investment will unlock the land or finance for more than 150,000 homes, just from the projects that will start next year in 2015-16.</p><p><br>- In addition, we are taking forward a comprehensive programme to sell surplus and redundant public sector land and property, freeing up taxpayers’ money and providing land for new homes.</p><p><br><br></p><p> </p><p>Taken together, these indicators show that 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.</p><p> </p><p>However, 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>
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 2014-10-30T17:26:01.4903757Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-30T17:26:01.4903757Z
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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 Hilary Benn more like this
91254
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star this property date less than 2014-09-09more like thismore than 2014-09-09
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
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
star this property hansard heading Public Health: Finance more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the full-year expenditure in each identified category of the Ring-fenced Public Health Grant was for (a) each local authority and (b) England in 2013-14. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, Wavertree more like this
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Luciana Berger more like this
star this property uin 208799 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-30
star this property answer text <p>This information was published in August, as part of the Revenue Outturn (RO3) statistical returns, and can be found online at:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/local-authority-revenue-expenditure-and-financing-england-2013-to-2014-individual-local-authority-data-outturn" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/local-authority-revenue-expenditure-and-financing-england-2013-to-2014-individual-local-authority-data-outturn</a></p><p>This is the first year that such data has been published, following the new responsibilities being passed to local authorities.</p><p> </p><ul><li>The new data is provisional, as reported by local authorities.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>Shire districts will be listed with zero entries, as they do not have responsibility for public health.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>At the time of publication forms had not been received from Sefton and Southwark local authorities. The England totals shown include imputed values for these authorities.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>Some upper-tier authorities may have zero entries for some columns due to the manner in which the information has been initially provided by the local authority, by filling in the forms without the necessary detail. I would therefore suggest caution about making comparisons on the categories of expenditure between local authorities, based on the new draft data in its current form.</li></ul><p> </p><p>We are continuing to work to validate and improve it, and to follow up data anomalies with local authorities in partnership with Public Health England.</p><p> </p><p>Final, validated, outturn data will be published later this year.</p><p> </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 2014-10-30T17:08:52.4342421Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-30T17:08:52.4342421Z
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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
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 Luciana Berger more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-09-26more like thismore than 2014-09-26
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Qatar 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 Defence, what UK armed forces assets and personnel are currently based at al-Udeid. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Moray more like this
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Angus Robertson more like this
star this property uin 209757 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-29more like thismore than 2014-10-29
star this property answer text <p>I am withholding the information as its disclosure would or would be likely to prejudice relations between the United Kingdom and another State.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rayleigh and Wickford more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Francois more like this
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less than 2014-10-29T17:28:07.013183Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-29T17:28:07.013183Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Francois more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Rayleigh and Wickford more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Francois more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Francois more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Angus Robertson more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-13
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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 Members' Staff more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, what comparative estimate the Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority has made of the cost to the public purse of providing accommodation for hon. Members' staff in (a) constituency offices and (b) the parliamentary estate. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Colchester more like this
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Sir Bob Russell more like this
star this property uin 210217 more like this
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star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-30
star this property answer text <p>The information requested falls within the responsibility of the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority. I have asked IPSA to reply.</p><p><em>Letter from Marcial Boo, October 2014:</em></p><p>As Chief Executive of the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question asking about office accommodation for MPs' staff.</p><p>We have not conducted such a comparative estimate.</p><p>Under the <em>MPs’ Scheme of Business Costs and Expenses</em>, MPs may choose where to locate their staff, based on how they wish to carry out their parliamentary functions. If an MP chooses to base some or all of his or her staff in the constituency, the costs associated with office rental may be charged to the MP’s Office Costs Expenditure budget (administered and paid for by IPSA). Costs associated with provision of an office on the Parliamentary estate are borne by the House of Commons centrally.</p><p> </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 2014-10-30T13:16:35.158808Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-30T13:16:35.158808Z
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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 Sir Bob Russell more like this
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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-13
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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 Members: Allowances more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, on what criteria additional staff allowances other than for staff sickness or maternity leave are given to hon. Members. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Colchester more like this
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Sir Bob Russell more like this
star this property uin 210218 more like this
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star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-30
star this property answer text <p>The information requested falls within the responsibility of the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority. I have asked IPSA to reply.</p><p><em>Letter from Marcial Boo, October 2014:</em></p><p>As Chief Executive of the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question asking about the criteria for additional staffing expenditure budget.</p><p><em>The MPs’ Scheme of Business Costs and Expenses</em> sets out the criteria for contingency funding in Chapter 10. We consider applications for additional funding for staffing or non-staffing costs on a case-by-case basis and take into account the following criteria:</p><ul><li>whether there are exceptional circumstances warranting additional support;</li><li>whether the MP could reasonably have been expected to take any action to avoid the circumstances which gave rise to the expenditure or liability; and</li><li>whether the MP's performance of his or her parliamentary functions would be significantly impaired by a refusal of the claim.</li></ul><p> </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 2014-10-30T13:16:51.9015807Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-30T13:16:51.9015807Z
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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 Sir Bob Russell more like this