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star this property date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Combined Authorities more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth on 7 May (HL Deb, col 1140), with regard to combined authorities in England with directly elected mayors (1) what powers those authorities have in common, (2) what powers are specific to individual combined authorities or to groups of combined authorities, (3) what are the dates of the next elections for each mayor, and (4) what was the turnout in each combined authority in the most recent election for each directly elected mayor. more like this
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Lord Grocott more like this
star this property uin HL15627 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
star this property answer text <p>1) All eight mayoral combined authorities (MCAs) in England - Cambridgeshire &amp; Peterborough, Greater Manchester, Liverpool City Region, North of Tyne, Sheffield City Region, Tees Valley, West of England and West Midlands- have the following functions in common:</p><p> </p><ul><li><strong> <em>Integrated transport functions</em></strong></li><li><strong> <em>Bus improvement powers including bus franchising</em></strong></li><li><strong> <em>Economic development and regeneration powers</em></strong></li><li><strong> <em>Power to borrow for transport functions</em></strong></li></ul><p> </p><p>They also all have a power of competence over areas where they have had functions conferred. In the case of Cambridgeshire &amp; Peterborough and West of England this is the General Power of Competence that principal local authorities have.</p><p> </p><p>2) Each MCA has a different set of functions conferred on them, reflecting the bespoke nature of devolution deals as shown below:</p><ul><li><strong> <em>Power to raise a precept on council tax to fund mayoral powers </em></strong>- all MCAs except West of England.</li><li><strong> <em>Power to pay grant </em></strong>- all MCAs except Sheffield City Region.</li><li><strong> <em>Power to establish Mayoral Development Corporations </em></strong>- all MCAs, apart from Cambridgeshire &amp; Peterborough and Sheffield City Region</li><li><strong> <em>Power to borrow for any combined authority function </em></strong>- all MCAs except North of Tyne and Sheffield City Region</li><li><strong> <em>Adult education functions -</em></strong>all MCAs except North of Tyne and Sheffield City Region</li><li><strong> <em>Homes England powers around regeneration </em></strong>- all MCAs except Cambridgeshire &amp; Peterborough, Tees Valley and Sheffield City Region.</li><li><strong> <em>Power to raise a business rates supplement </em></strong>- Cambridgeshire &amp; Peterborough. Liverpool City Region, West of England and West Midlands.</li><li><strong> <em>Strategic planning powers </em></strong>- Greater Manchester, Liverpool City Region and West of England</li><li><strong> <em>Police &amp; Crime Commissioner functions -</em></strong> exclusive to Greater Manchester.</li><li><strong> <em>Fire &amp; Rescue Authority </em></strong>- exclusive to Greater Manchester</li><li><strong> <em>Public health functions</em></strong> - exclusive to Greater Manchester</li><li><strong> <em>Powers in relation to combined authority roads, as defined in legislation - </em></strong>exclusive to West Midlands.</li></ul><p> </p><p>3) The dates for the next mayoral election in each MCA are as follows:</p><p><strong>7 May 2020: </strong>Greater Manchester, Liverpool City Region, Tees Valley, West Midlands</p><p><strong>6 May 2021: </strong>Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, West of England</p><p><strong>5 May 2022: </strong>Sheffield City Region</p><p><strong>2 May 2024: </strong>North of Tyne</p><p> </p><p>4) The turnout for the inaugural mayoral election in each combined authority is as follows:</p><p><strong>4 May 2017:</strong></p><ul><li>Cambridgeshire and Peterborough - a turnout of 33.57%</li><li>Greater Manchester - a turnout of 28.93%</li><li>Liverpool City Region - a turnout of 26.1%</li><li>Tees Valley - a turnout of 21.31%</li><li>West of England - a turnout of 29.72%</li><li>West Midlands - a turnout of 26.7%</li></ul><p><strong>3 May 2018</strong></p><ul><li>Sheffield City Region - a turnout of 25.82%</li></ul><p><strong>2 May 2019</strong></p><ul><li>North of Tyne - a turnout of 32.3%</li></ul>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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less than 2019-05-22T14:11:45.957Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T14:11:45.957Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Grocott more like this
1124436
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star this property date less than 2019-05-01more like thismore than 2019-05-01
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Derelict Land 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 assessment they have made, through data collected from brownfield land registers, of the number of homes that could be built on brownfield sites. more like this
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Lord Shipley more like this
star this property uin HL15485 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
star this property answer text <p>All local planning authorities have now published a local register of brownfield land suitable for housing, bringing many more sites to the attention of house-builders, self-builders and investors.</p><p>The information published by local planning authorities suggests that across England as a whole there are over 18,000 sites and over 26,000 hectares of land suitable for development, with capacity for one million homes.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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less than 2019-05-15T14:15:40.727Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-15T14:15:40.727Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Shipley more like this
1124639
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star this property date less than 2019-05-02more like thismore than 2019-05-02
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Derelict Land 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 assessment they have made of the number of homes that could be built on brownfield sites in England. more like this
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
star this property uin HL15507 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
star this property answer text <p>All local planning authorities have now published a local register of brownfield land suitable for housing, bringing many more sites to the attention of house-builders, self-builders and investors.</p><p>The information published by local planning authorities suggests that across England as a whole there are over 18,000 sites and over 26,000 hectares of land suitable for development, with capacity for one million homes.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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less than 2019-05-15T14:06:29.507Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-15T14:06:29.507Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
1127255
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star this property date less than 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Community Infrastructure Levy 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 Bourne of Aberystwyth on 14 May (HL15404), how many new homes were constructed, whether as new-builds or by conversion of existing non-domestic buildings, in 2017–18 in each of the local authorities using a Community Industrial Levy. more like this
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Lord Marlesford more like this
star this property uin HL15808 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
star this property answer text <p>Annual housing supply in England amounted to 222,190 net additional dwellings in 2017-18, up 2 per cent on 2016-17 and the highest level since 2007-08. Net additional dwellings includes new build, change of use (non-domestic to residential), conversions (houses to flats), other gains and losses, offset by demolitions. Attached Table 1 shows that the 148 Local Authority Districts in England, using a Community Infrastructure Levy in 2017-18, accounted for 112,820 net additional dwellings, of which 98,662 were new builds and 15,758 were change of use.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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less than 2019-05-23T16:39:59.587Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T16:39:59.587Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth remove filter
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star this property file name 190523 HL15808_Table1.xls (4).xls more like this
star this property title Table1 more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Marlesford more like this
1125520
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star this property date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Tenants' Associations 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 assessment they have made of the difficulties of forming and sustaining Recognised Tenants’ Associations since the Tenants' Associations (Provisions Relating to Recognition and Provision of Information) (England) Regulations 2018 came into force on 1 November 2018; and whether there are now exemptions which allow landlords to avoid recognition of proposed and existing Recognised Tenants’ Associations. more like this
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Baroness Thornhill more like this
star this property uin HL15615 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
star this property answer text <p>At this stage, the Government has not received evidence of any difficulties related to the Statutory Instrument. However, we do recognise that it has only been in force for just over 6 months. We are monitoring the operation of the Statutory Instrument and will review it in Autumn 2019 if necessary.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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less than 2019-05-16T15:02:03.727Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-16T15:02:03.727Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Thornhill more like this
1130605
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star this property date less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Mayors: Elections 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 Bourne of Aberystwyth on 27 May (HL15627), what was the cost of running each of the most recent eight mayoral elections. more like this
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Lord Grocott more like this
star this property uin HL16149 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>Costs of elections of combined authority mayors are met by the combined authorities and this information is held locally. Certain combined authorities have also reported and published their running expenses for conducting elections in their General Fund Revenue Account Outturns and these are set out in the table below:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Combined authority</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Year of election</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>£ (thousands)</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Cambridgeshire and Peterborough</p></td><td><p><strong>2017</strong></p></td><td><p>£1,151 (2017-18 return)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Liverpool City Region</p></td><td><p><strong>2017</strong></p></td><td><p>£1,532 (2016-17 return) + £630 (2017-18 return) = £2,162</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Tees Valley</p></td><td><p><strong>2017</strong></p></td><td><p>£1,083 (2017-18 return)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>West Midlands</p></td><td><p><strong>2017</strong></p></td><td><p>£4,318 (2017-18 return)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>West of England</p></td><td><p><strong>2017</strong></p></td><td><p>£1,534 (2017-18 return)</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Link to the 17-18 data (attached):</p><p><a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/787871/RO6_2017-18_data_by_LA_-_revised.xlsx" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/787871/RO6_2017-18_data_by_LA_-_revised.xlsx</a></p><p>Link to the 16-17 data (attached):</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/659779/RO6_2016-17_data_by_LA.xlsx" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/659779/RO6_2016-17_data_by_LA.xlsx</a></p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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star this property file name 190617 Copy of RO6 2016-17 data by LA - HL16149.xlsx more like this
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star this property file name 190617 Copy of RO6 2017-18 data by LA revised - HL16149.xlsx more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T15:01:01.6Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T15:01:01.6Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Grocott more like this
1130262
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star this property date less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Retail Trade: Urban Areas more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of business rates on high street businesses; and whether they have any plans to make UK town centres free-trade zones. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL16123 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
star this property answer text <p>From April 2019 the Government introduced a new business rates retail discount, providing eligible retailers with a third off their bills for two years. At the 2018 Autumn Budget, the Chancellor also announced a long-term plan to support the transformation of high streets and town centres. This includes a £675 million Future High Streets Fund to help make high streets and town centres fit for the future.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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less than 2019-06-13T15:08:42.253Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T15:08:42.253Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
1129538
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star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Homelessness 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 answer by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth on 2 May (HL Deb, col 1062), when they will send, and place a copy in the Library of the House, the letter referred to. more like this
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
star this property uin HL16023 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
star this property answer text <p>I would like to thank the Baroness for participating in the question on homelessness. She raised an important point in relation to the impact of changes to social security on levels of rough sleeping and homelessness, and I committed to write to her to provide further details. I did so on the 30th May and I trust she has now received it.</p><p>It has also been laid in the library of the House of Lords.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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less than 2019-06-17T14:58:25.513Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-17T14:58:25.513Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
1130848
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star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Housing: Fire Prevention 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 assessment they have made of the risks attributed to the wooden cladding of flats and terraced homes in England. more like this
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Lord Patten more like this
star this property uin HL16215 more like this
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star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-24
star this property answer text <p>In December 2018, the Government banned combustible materials in the external walls of new high-rise residential buildings that contain flats, as well as hospitals, residential care premises, student accommodation and residential accommodation in schools for those buildings which have a top storey more than 18 metres above ground level.</p><p>The Department started in December 2018 a technical review of the statutory guidance to the Building Regulation dealing with fire safety. A call for evidence was published on 18 December 2018 and closed on 15 March 2019. The call for evidence asked for views on the trigger heights and thresholds used in the document.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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less than 2019-06-24T14:49:38.34Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T14:49:38.34Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Patten more like this
1130847
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star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Local Government Finance 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 assessment they have made of (1) the cash reserves held by local authorities in England that are not ring-fenced; and (2) whether those reserves are necessary; and whether they intend to encourage councils to use some of those reserves to help local services. more like this
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Lord Patten more like this
star this property uin HL16214 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
star this property answer text <p>Non-ringfenced revenue reserves are either earmarked, as a result of a policy decision to use them for specific purposes; or unallocated, these reserves are part of a local authority's risk management process, which would be called upon in the event of unexpected costs and emergencies. <br> <br> All local authorities are required to hold sufficient unallocated reserves to meet unforecastable financial risks. Councils are free to determine the level of reserves they hold and are accountable to their electorate for the decisions they make. No powers exist to redistribute/reclaim this resource. Reserves are funds that are spent at the discretion of the local authority.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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less than 2019-06-19T15:47:23.63Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-19T15:47:23.63Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Patten more like this