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1127490
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
answering body
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept id 7 more like this
answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
hansard heading Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Brexit more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many officials in his Department have been seconded away from their normal duties to work on the UK's withdrawal from the EU; and what effect that secondment of staff has had on the effectiveness of his Department. more like this
tabling member constituency Tottenham more like this
tabling member printed
Mr David Lammy more like this
uin 256208 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-30more like thismore than 2019-05-30
answer text <p>Departments continually review workforce plans, reprioritise and assess changing needs, which includes identification and cessation of non-priority work where appropriate. We have accelerated our plans, and at the same time, the Civil Service as a whole is working to ensure that EU Exit Implementation is carried out to high quality without impacting public service delivery across the whole of government.</p><p>A total of 122 MHCLG staff were redeployed from other work on to EU Exit work between December 2018 and April 2019, the majority of whom were redeployed for a short period between 8 and 11 April in anticipation of a possible exit on 12 April.</p><p><br></p> more like this
answering member constituency Richmond (Yorks) remove filter
answering member printed Rishi Sunak more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-30T09:43:43.453Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-30T09:43:43.453Z
answering member
4483
label Biography information for Rishi Sunak more like this
tabling member
206
label Biography information for Mr David Lammy more like this
1131041
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
answering body
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept id 7 more like this
answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
hansard heading Shropshire Council and Telford and Wrekin Council more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of a merger of Shropshire and Telford Councils. more like this
tabling member constituency Shrewsbury and Atcham more like this
tabling member printed
Daniel Kawczynski more like this
uin 262314 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
answer text <p>If the two councils were to submit a proposal to merge we would assess this against the criteria which we announced to Parliament in a written statement on November 7, 2017 (HCWS232).</p> more like this
answering member constituency Richmond (Yorks) remove filter
answering member printed Rishi Sunak more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-17T15:26:36.337Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-17T15:26:36.337Z
answering member
4483
label Biography information for Rishi Sunak more like this
tabling member
1566
label Biography information for Daniel Kawczynski more like this
1131231
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
answering body
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept id 7 more like this
answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
hansard heading Council Tax: Debt Collection more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the implications for his Department's policies of the Citizens Advice Costs of Collection report finding that council tax collection practices are adding nearly half a billion pounds a year to personal debt. more like this
tabling member constituency Makerfield more like this
tabling member printed
Yvonne Fovargue more like this
uin 263137 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
answer text <p>I am aware of concerns of charities, debt advice bodies and local councils about council tax debt. That is why my Department is engaging with, and reviewing evidence compiled by these bodies with a view to making council tax debt collection fairer, more efficient and compassionate. Following these discussions we intend to publish updated guidance on good collection practices, before considering the scope for further reforms.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Richmond (Yorks) remove filter
answering member printed Rishi Sunak more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-18T13:37:24.85Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T13:37:24.85Z
answering member
4483
label Biography information for Rishi Sunak more like this
tabling member
4034
label Biography information for Yvonne Fovargue more like this
1132005
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
answering body
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept id 7 more like this
answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
hansard heading Local Government: Audit more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the failure of EY to complete local authority audits within the required time limits. more like this
tabling member constituency Sheffield South East more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Clive Betts more like this
uin 264322 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
answer text <p>We are aware of this issue, affecting 19 local government bodies and, together with Public Sector Audit Appointments Ltd, are monitoring the situation. It is not acceptable for a professional services firm like EY to be unable to meet its contractual obligations to the statutory timetable and we expect the situation to be resolved as quickly as possible.</p><p>The forthcoming review of the local audit regime will consider the implications of our audit policy, including the timeliness of audit completion.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Richmond (Yorks) remove filter
answering member printed Rishi Sunak more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-18T13:27:52.397Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T13:27:52.397Z
answering member
4483
label Biography information for Rishi Sunak more like this
tabling member
394
label Biography information for Mr Clive Betts more like this
1129341
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
answering body
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept id 7 more like this
answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
hansard heading Public Lavatories more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the findings of the Royal Society for Public Health report entitled The decline of the great British toilet, published in May 2019; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
tabling member printed
Paul Farrelly more like this
uin 259060 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
answer text <p>The Department has not undertaken an assessment of the report. Whilst the provision of public toilets is a matter for local authorities, we encourage councils to keep these important amenities open. At Budget 2018 the Chancellor announced a 100 per cent business rates relief for public lavatories in England, and the Government will introduce legislation as soon as Parliamentary time allows. In addition the Department recently launched a consultation proposing changes to Building Regulations to create more Changing Places toilets for severely disabled people.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Richmond (Yorks) remove filter
answering member printed Rishi Sunak more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-10T11:37:25.01Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-10T11:37:25.01Z
answering member
4483
label Biography information for Rishi Sunak more like this
tabling member
1436
label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
1131037
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
answering body
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept id 7 more like this
answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
hansard heading Local Government: Cost Effectiveness more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the potential efficiency savings of merging local authorities. more like this
tabling member constituency Shrewsbury and Atcham more like this
tabling member printed
Daniel Kawczynski more like this
uin 262310 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
answer text <p>Our policy is to implement, subject to Parliamentary approval, any proposal made by councils to merge which we assess on the basis of information in the proposal as meeting our merger criteria, including giving greater value for many and yielding cost savings, which were announced to Parliament in a written statement on 7 November 2017 (HCWS232).</p> more like this
answering member constituency Richmond (Yorks) remove filter
answering member printed Rishi Sunak more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-17T14:52:13.967Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-17T14:52:13.967Z
answering member
4483
label Biography information for Rishi Sunak more like this
tabling member
1566
label Biography information for Daniel Kawczynski more like this
1127904
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
answering body
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept id 7 more like this
answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
hansard heading Religious Freedom more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what discussions he has had with Islamic community leaders on freedom of religion and belief; and what steps he is taking to protect individuals accused of apostasy. more like this
tabling member constituency Romford more like this
tabling member printed
Andrew Rosindell more like this
uin 257016 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-30more like thismore than 2019-05-30
answer text <p>MHCLG regularly discusses matters concerning Freedom of Religion and Belief with all our faith community partners</p><p><br>The right to change religion, as set out in Article 18 of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights, is absolute and is not subject to any limitations.</p><p>The UK has some of the strongest hate crime legislation in the world, which includes protecting people who have been targeted as a result of leaving a faith.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Richmond (Yorks) remove filter
answering member printed Rishi Sunak more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-30T15:12:14.29Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-30T15:12:14.29Z
answering member
4483
label Biography information for Rishi Sunak more like this
tabling member
1447
label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1127555
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
answering body
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept id 7 more like this
answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
hansard heading Local Government Finance: Birmingham more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on increasing funding to Birmingham City Council in advance of the spending review. more like this
tabling member constituency Birmingham, Ladywood more like this
tabling member printed
Shabana Mahmood more like this
uin 256276 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-29more like thismore than 2019-05-29
answer text <p>The funding available for local authorities is determined in periodic Spending Reviews, and allocated in the main as part of the annual local government finance process. As the Chancellor announced at Spring Statement, if a deal with the EU is agreed in the coming weeks, the 2019 Spending Review will be launched before summer recess and conclude alongside an Autumn Budget. This will provide an opportunity to consider local government spending in the round and preparations are well underway.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Richmond (Yorks) remove filter
answering member printed Rishi Sunak more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-29T10:44:18.747Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-29T10:44:18.747Z
answering member
4483
label Biography information for Rishi Sunak more like this
tabling member
3914
label Biography information for Shabana Mahmood more like this
1128876
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
answering body
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept id 7 more like this
answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
hansard heading Heathrow Airport: Non-domestic Rates more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the amount paid in business rates by Heathrow Airport to (a) Hillingdon and (b) Ealing Council. more like this
tabling member constituency Ealing, Southall more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Virendra Sharma more like this
uin 259151 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-07more like thismore than 2019-06-07
answer text <p>The Department does not hold information on business rates paid by individual businesses on local ratings lists.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Richmond (Yorks) remove filter
answering member printed Rishi Sunak more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-07T10:20:40.493Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-07T10:20:40.493Z
answering member
4483
label Biography information for Rishi Sunak more like this
tabling member
1604
label Biography information for Mr Virendra Sharma more like this
1131230
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
answering body
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept id 7 more like this
answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
hansard heading Council Tax: Arrears more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the increase in council tax arrears since 2014. more like this
tabling member constituency Makerfield more like this
tabling member printed
Yvonne Fovargue more like this
uin 263136 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
answer text <p>Council tax arrears reported by local authorities in England for 2014-15 to 2017-18 can be found in Table 7 of the 'Collection rates for Council Tax and non-domestic rates in England' statistical release. The link to the latest table is <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/743738/Table_7_2017-18_revised.xlsx" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/743738/Table_7_2017-18_revised.xlsx</a>.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Richmond (Yorks) remove filter
answering member printed Rishi Sunak more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-13T16:33:50.203Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T16:33:50.203Z
answering member
4483
label Biography information for Rishi Sunak more like this
tabling member
4034
label Biography information for Yvonne Fovargue more like this