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unstar this property date less than 2015-03-13more like thismore than 2015-03-13
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Leader of the House of Lords more like this
star this property answering dept id 92 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Leader of the House of Lords more like this
star this property hansard heading Written Questions 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 the Leader of the House what guidance she issues to Departments in respect of their providing full answers to questions for written answer, particularly when failure to answer has been followed up. more like this
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Baroness Gardner of Parkes remove filter
star this property uin HL5717 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-24more like thismore than 2015-03-24
star this property answer text <p>As Leader of the House, I have a particular responsibility to encourage departments to be punctual in answering written questions, but the content of each answer is a matter for the minister concerned. All Ministers are accountable to the House for those answers. That direct accountability is important: that is why Ministers in this House must provide personally signed answers to members.</p><p> </p><p>To inform Ministers in answering questions put to them, the Ministerial Code says that “It is of paramount importance that Ministers give accurate and truthful information to Parliament”. It also makes clear that “Ministers should be as open as possible with Parliament and the public, refusing to provide information only when disclosure would not be in the public interest”. In addition, the longstanding rules of this House on Questions for Written Answer (rules that the House reaffirmed in agreeing to the Procedure Committee’s 5<sup>th</sup> Report of the 2014-15 Session) set out that all answers should be complete and comprehensible.</p><p> </p><p>If any member has particular concerns about a response that they have received that they consider does not adhere to these rules, I would encourage them to raise it with me directly.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Stowell of Beeston more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL5810 more like this
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less than 2015-03-24T13:45:04.12Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-24T13:45:04.12Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Stowell of Beeston more like this
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3596
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Gardner of Parkes more like this
170956
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unstar this property date less than 2014-12-17more like thismore than 2014-12-17
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star 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 Leasehold more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the division of responsibilities in leasehold property between (1) lead lessees, (2) landlords, and (3) long-term residents who are either tenants or leaseholders. more like this
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Baroness Gardner of Parkes remove filter
star this property uin HL3863 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-06more like thismore than 2015-01-06
star this property answer text <p>The responsibilities of each party with a legal and/or financial interest in a leasehold property will be determined by the terms of the lease. This is the contractual agreement between the parties, and which may vary depending on the property concerned and other requirements.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2015-01-06T14:41:45.393Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-06T14:41:45.393Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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3596
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Gardner of Parkes more like this
169328
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unstar this property date less than 2014-12-10more like thismore than 2014-12-10
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star 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 Holiday Accommodation: Greater London more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 8 December (HL Deb, col 1593–6), when the report of the full consultation results in respect of the Deregulation Bill will be published. more like this
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Baroness Gardner of Parkes remove filter
star this property uin HL3614 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-07more like thismore than 2015-01-07
star this property answer text <p>The Government has stated its clear intent to use the Deregulation Bill to help reform the outdated provisions of section 25 of the Greater London Council (General Powers) Act 1973.</p><p> </p><p>Londoners who want to rent out their homes for less than 90 consecutive days, such as through a service like Airbnb, technically still have to pay to apply for planning permission from their council – something that does not apply anywhere else in the country. These provisions caused controversy during the 2012 Olympics, and are irregularly enforced by different London boroughs leading to confusion.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We want to change this archaic system by giving Londoners the freedom to rent out their homes on a temporary basis, such as when they are on holiday, without having to deal with unnecessary red tape and the bureaucracy of paying of a municipal permit. The internet is changing the way we work and live, and the law needs to catch up.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The measure will not allow homes to be turned into hotels or hostels – this would still require ‘change of use’ planning permission, and measures will be put in place to prevent abuse of such reforms or the permanent loss of residential accommodation.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Such reforms will benefit London’s strong tourism industry by expanding the pool of competitively priced accommodation, and allow families to earn some extra cash when they themselves go away on holiday.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Such reforms would follow changes introduced last year to make it easier for residents to rent out an unused home parking space to earn extra money, helping expand the availability of parking options for commuters and visitors.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We are planning to publish the Government’s formal response to the consultation on the <em>Review of Property Conditions in the Private Rented Sector</em>; we will also publish details of our proposed approach to the detail of the underlying secondary legislation ahead of Lords Report debate on the enabling primary legislation.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL3615 more like this
HL3616 more like this
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less than 2015-01-07T14:08:21.92Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-07T14:08:21.92Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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3596
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Gardner of Parkes more like this
169329
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unstar this property date less than 2014-12-10more like thismore than 2014-12-10
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star 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 Holiday Accommodation: Greater London more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 8 December (HL Deb, col 1593–6), which of the 32 London local authorities (1) were strongly against, (2) were not opposed to, and (3) supported, the proposals in clause 33 of the Deregulation Bill in their response to the consultation. more like this
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Baroness Gardner of Parkes remove filter
star this property uin HL3615 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-07more like thismore than 2015-01-07
star this property answer text <p>The Government has stated its clear intent to use the Deregulation Bill to help reform the outdated provisions of section 25 of the Greater London Council (General Powers) Act 1973.</p><p> </p><p>Londoners who want to rent out their homes for less than 90 consecutive days, such as through a service like Airbnb, technically still have to pay to apply for planning permission from their council – something that does not apply anywhere else in the country. These provisions caused controversy during the 2012 Olympics, and are irregularly enforced by different London boroughs leading to confusion.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We want to change this archaic system by giving Londoners the freedom to rent out their homes on a temporary basis, such as when they are on holiday, without having to deal with unnecessary red tape and the bureaucracy of paying of a municipal permit. The internet is changing the way we work and live, and the law needs to catch up.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The measure will not allow homes to be turned into hotels or hostels – this would still require ‘change of use’ planning permission, and measures will be put in place to prevent abuse of such reforms or the permanent loss of residential accommodation.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Such reforms will benefit London’s strong tourism industry by expanding the pool of competitively priced accommodation, and allow families to earn some extra cash when they themselves go away on holiday.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Such reforms would follow changes introduced last year to make it easier for residents to rent out an unused home parking space to earn extra money, helping expand the availability of parking options for commuters and visitors.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We are planning to publish the Government’s formal response to the consultation on the <em>Review of Property Conditions in the Private Rented Sector</em>; we will also publish details of our proposed approach to the detail of the underlying secondary legislation ahead of Lords Report debate on the enabling primary legislation.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL3614 more like this
HL3616 more like this
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less than 2015-01-07T14:08:22.06Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-07T14:08:22.06Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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3596
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Gardner of Parkes more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2014-12-10more like thismore than 2014-12-10
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star 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 Holiday Accommodation: Greater London more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 8 December (HL Deb, col 1593–6), how they are ensuring that "all the points and concerns" raised by London local authorities will be covered in the guidelines and regulations relating to clause 33 of the Deregulation Bill. more like this
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Baroness Gardner of Parkes remove filter
star this property uin HL3616 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-07more like thismore than 2015-01-07
star this property answer text <p>The Government has stated its clear intent to use the Deregulation Bill to help reform the outdated provisions of section 25 of the Greater London Council (General Powers) Act 1973.</p><p> </p><p>Londoners who want to rent out their homes for less than 90 consecutive days, such as through a service like Airbnb, technically still have to pay to apply for planning permission from their council – something that does not apply anywhere else in the country. These provisions caused controversy during the 2012 Olympics, and are irregularly enforced by different London boroughs leading to confusion.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We want to change this archaic system by giving Londoners the freedom to rent out their homes on a temporary basis, such as when they are on holiday, without having to deal with unnecessary red tape and the bureaucracy of paying of a municipal permit. The internet is changing the way we work and live, and the law needs to catch up.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The measure will not allow homes to be turned into hotels or hostels – this would still require ‘change of use’ planning permission, and measures will be put in place to prevent abuse of such reforms or the permanent loss of residential accommodation.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Such reforms will benefit London’s strong tourism industry by expanding the pool of competitively priced accommodation, and allow families to earn some extra cash when they themselves go away on holiday.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Such reforms would follow changes introduced last year to make it easier for residents to rent out an unused home parking space to earn extra money, helping expand the availability of parking options for commuters and visitors.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We are planning to publish the Government’s formal response to the consultation on the <em>Review of Property Conditions in the Private Rented Sector</em>; we will also publish details of our proposed approach to the detail of the underlying secondary legislation ahead of Lords Report debate on the enabling primary legislation.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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HL3614 more like this
HL3615 more like this
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less than 2015-01-07T14:08:22.237Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-07T14:08:22.237Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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3596
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Gardner of Parkes more like this
170958
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unstar this property date less than 2014-12-17more like thismore than 2014-12-17
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star 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 Leasehold more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action tenants living in flats which are part of a divided house can take where the relationship between tenants and leaseholders has broken down. more like this
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Baroness Gardner of Parkes remove filter
star this property uin HL3865 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-09more like thismore than 2015-01-09
star this property answer text <p>Where relations between tenants and leaseholders break down, which cannot otherwise be resolved amicably or by alternative dispute resolution, leaseholders are protected by the terms of their lease and the rights, obligations and responsibilities therein. These may include requiring the landlord to enforce the terms of the lease or tenancy in accordance with any obligations that they may have to do so.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2015-01-09T10:21:01.18Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-09T10:21:01.18Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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3596
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Gardner of Parkes more like this
170957
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unstar this property date less than 2014-12-17more like thismore than 2014-12-17
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star 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 Leasehold more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action long-term tenants and leaseholders can take in the case of (1) illegally short-let properties in their block, and (2) over-occupation of small flats. more like this
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Baroness Gardner of Parkes remove filter
star this property uin HL3864 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-12more like thismore than 2015-01-12
star this property answer text <p>Where a property is believed to be being sub-let illegally, including where an occupation limit is specified for the property which is being exceeded, tenants or leaseholders in the block should familiarise themselves with their tenancy or lease to determine what rights, responsibilities and obligations exist, and consider referring the matter to their landlord to take any remedial action that may be necessary in the first instance.</p><p> </p><p>Where a resident is concerned that a social housing tenancy has been illegally sub-let, they should report the matter to their local council to ask them to investigate the potential social housing fraud.</p><p> </p><p>Councils have a range of powers over housing standards, including unsafe or over-crowded accommodation. These are laid out in our guide for local authorities on dealing with rogue landlords.</p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dealing-with-rogue-landlords-a-guide-for-local-authorities" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/publications/dealing-with-rogue-landlords-a-guide-for-local-authorities</a></p><p> </p><p>Residents should report such matters to the council if they are concerned about potential breaches.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2015-01-12T17:23:43.347Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-12T17:23:43.347Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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3596
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Gardner of Parkes more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2015-01-12more like thismore than 2015-01-12
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star 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 Holiday Accommodation: Greater London 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, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 7 January (HL3614, HL3615, and HL3616), whether they will now answer question HL3615. more like this
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Baroness Gardner of Parkes remove filter
star this property uin HL4044 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-21more like thismore than 2015-01-21
star this property answer text <p>The Government intends to publish a formal response to the consultation on the Review of Property Conditions in the Private Rented Sector shortly.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2015-01-21T15:15:45.387Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-21T15:15:45.387Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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3596
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Gardner of Parkes more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2015-01-20more like thismore than 2015-01-20
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star 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 Holiday Accommodation: Greater London 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, further to Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon’s response to Lord McKenzie of Luton on 7 January (HL Deb, col 339), when they will publish the results of the consultation on the review of property conditions in the private rented sector; and whether they will ensure that these results are published before the Report Stage of the Deregulation Bill. more like this
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Baroness Gardner of Parkes remove filter
star this property uin HL4297 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-03more like thismore than 2015-02-03
star this property answer text <p>We have already undertaken a policy consultation and we have been carefully considering the responses on how best to frame our proposed deregulatory reforms.</p><p>We intend to publish our proposed policy response on the issue of short-term lettings in London prior to the Report Stage of the Deregulation Bill, including our conclusions from that part of the broader consultation on conditions in the private rented sector. We will also write to interested peers and flag in a Written Statement to both Houses to help facilitate scrutiny by Parliament.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL4296 more like this
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less than 2015-02-03T14:34:11.697Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-03T14:34:11.697Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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3596
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Gardner of Parkes more like this
174869
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unstar this property date less than 2015-01-20more like thismore than 2015-01-20
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star 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 Holiday Accommodation: Greater London 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, further to the Written Answer by Lord Wallace of Saltaire on 20 January (HL4045), when the detailed policy position on short-term lettings in London will be provided to Members; and how they will consult Members and the full range of stakeholders on its contents. more like this
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Baroness Gardner of Parkes remove filter
star this property uin HL4296 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-03more like thismore than 2015-02-03
star this property answer text <p>We have already undertaken a policy consultation and we have been carefully considering the responses on how best to frame our proposed deregulatory reforms.</p><p>We intend to publish our proposed policy response on the issue of short-term lettings in London prior to the Report Stage of the Deregulation Bill, including our conclusions from that part of the broader consultation on conditions in the private rented sector. We will also write to interested peers and flag in a Written Statement to both Houses to help facilitate scrutiny by Parliament.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL4297 more like this
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less than 2015-02-03T14:34:11.79Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-03T14:34:11.79Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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3596
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Gardner of Parkes more like this