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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 remove filter
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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
unstar this property hansard heading High Rise Flats: Insulation 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 Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 6 June 2019 to Question 259402 on high rise flats: insulation, what estimate he made of the number of blocks that would potentially draw on the fund when calculating the £200 million private sector cladding remediation fund. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Croydon Central more like this
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Sarah Jones more like this
star this property uin 261286 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
star this property answer text <p>The Government announced its commitment to fully fund the remediation of private sector high-rise residential blocks with unsafe Aluminium Composite Material cladding, except where a warranty claim has been accepted. The number of buildings which will receive funding will depend on the applications received. We estimate up to 153 may be available. This number will reduce depending on the number of developers who agree not to draw down the fund</p><p><br> I am pleased to report that many owners and developers including Taylor Wimpey, Legal &amp; General, Mace Group, Lendlease, Barratt Developments and Aberdeen Standard Investments, have agreed to maintain their commitments to meet the cost of remediation without the recourse to the fund.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North West Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Kit Malthouse more like this
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less than 2019-07-02T13:29:25.047Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-02T13:29:25.047Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kit Malthouse more like this
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star this property answering member constituency North West Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Kit Malthouse more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Kit Malthouse more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sarah Jones more like this
1132636
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star this property date less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government remove filter
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
unstar this property hansard heading Buildings: Inspections 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 plans they have, if any, to address the availability of professional indemnity insurance for building safety inspectors. more like this
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
star this property uin HL16414 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 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
star this property answer text <p>Professional indemnity insurance for Approved Inspectors is principally a matter for the firms concerned and their insurers. We are aware that some firms are struggling to secure insurance, and we are working with Approved Inspectors and insurers to understand the issue and to consider whether and how we can help to overcome it.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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less than 2019-07-01T12:09:35.243Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-01T12:09:35.243Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
1132637
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star this property date less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government remove filter
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
unstar this property hansard heading Help to Buy Scheme 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 have they made of the comments of Peter Redfern, Chief Executive of Taylor Wimpey, about the Help to Buy Scheme. more like this
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
star this property uin HL16415 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 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
star this property answer text <p>Help to Buy: Equity Loan transactions are now around a third of new-build sales, yet they remain a small proportion of overall housing sales (less than 4%), so the scheme is unlikely to have a significant effect on house prices more generally.</p><p>The latest independent evaluation of Help to Buy: Equity Loan (of 2015-17) found no evidence of a significant impact on prices overall.</p><p>Since the launch of Help to Buy Equity Loan in April 2013, private housing starts are up by 52%.</p><p>Help to Buy: Equity Loan has helped over 210,000 households buy a new-build home from its launch in spring 2013 until December 2018. All homes have been new–build, and 81% of sales have been to first-time buyers.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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less than 2019-07-01T12:10:16.687Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-01T12:10:16.687Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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4153
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
1133857
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star this property date less than 2019-06-21more like thismore than 2019-06-21
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government remove filter
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
unstar this property hansard heading Buildings: Insulation more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 17 June 2019 to Question 262396, what estimate his Department has made of the number of (a) tower blocks and (b) other buildings covered in HPL cladding since being made aware of the failed BS 8414 test. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Croydon Central more like this
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Sarah Jones more like this
star this property uin 267773 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 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
star this property answer text <p>The Department does not currently formally collect data on High-Pressure Laminate (HPL) cladding use. The Department has engaged with local authorities, housing associations and industry to understand the use of HPL on high rise residential buildings; and to remind them of the Departments advice on ensuring the fire safety of external wall systems.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North West Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Kit Malthouse more like this
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less than 2019-07-03T15:51:21.293Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-03T15:51:21.293Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kit Malthouse more like this
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star this property answering member constituency North West Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Kit Malthouse more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Kit Malthouse more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sarah Jones more like this
1134059
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star this property date less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government remove filter
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Derelict Land 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 Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to make it easier and quicker for (a) local and (b) combined authorities to take ownership of unused brownfield sites through compulsory purchase with adequate compensation for owners to bring them back into economic use for (i) homes and (ii) employment and remove derelict properties from local communities. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Walsall North more like this
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Eddie Hughes more like this
star this property uin 268521 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
star this property answer text <p>Local and combined authorities already have broad compulsory purchase powers, which can be used to bring brownfield land back into use. We have recently introduced wide-ranging reforms to make the Compulsory Purchase Order process clearer, fairer and faster. Our reforms in the Neighbourhood Planning Act 2017 and Housing and Planning Act 2016 include clarification of the ‘no scheme principle’ which underpins compensation for compulsory purchase, making it easier and quicker to establish the fair market value of sites. We are keen to let these important reforms bed-in, but will keep the operation of the system under review.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North West Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Kit Malthouse more like this
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less than 2019-07-01T16:16:54.673Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-01T16:16:54.673Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kit Malthouse more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Eddie Hughes more like this
1134060
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star this property date less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government remove filter
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Derelict Land: Walsall 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 Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing in Walsall a pilot scheme to streamline the process of bringing unused brownfield sites back into public use. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Walsall North more like this
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Eddie Hughes more like this
star this property uin 268522 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
star this property answer text <p>Walsall has provided an excellent example of land remediation, involving many partners in enterprise, so that a large derelict and contaminated site can be brought back into employment use. Our revised National Planning Policy Framework expects local authorities to give substantial weight to the value of re-using suitable brownfield land, and to prioritise its redevelopment wherever possible. The Government has a toolkit of support for this work, including loan funding for site preparation, infrastructure and land assembly; tax relief for land remediation; and Permission in Principle to speed housing-led development at sites on local Registers of brownfield land. Where appropriate, local authorities should seek the interest and support of development partners such as Homes England.</p><p>Each brownfield site is different and often requires a tailored solution. It is therefore right that local solutions are also explored to find the best approach to brownfield redevelopment for that area, utilising local and national procedures, planning and practice.</p>
star this property answering member constituency North West Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Kit Malthouse more like this
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less than 2019-07-01T16:19:18.56Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-01T16:19:18.56Z
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4495
star this property label Biography information for Kit Malthouse more like this
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4635
unstar this property label Biography information for Eddie Hughes more like this
1134061
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star this property date less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government remove filter
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Shared Ownership: Greater London 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 Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that shared home ownership is affordable in London. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Walsall North more like this
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Eddie Hughes more like this
star this property uin 268523 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
star this property answer text <p>We believe that Shared Ownership has an important role to play, as part of a diverse and thriving housing market, in helping those who aspire to home ownership but may be otherwise unable to afford it. The combination of rent and mortgage will often be lower than the cost of outright purchase and in many areas lower than the cost of private renting.</p><p>We have made changes to Guidance for grant funded Shared Ownership, including raising the income cap on Shared Ownership in England from £60,000 to £80,000 and up to £90,000 in London - allowing 175,000 more households to have access Shared Ownership.</p><p>Between 2015 and 2018 - 6,041 shared ownership homes were completed in London.</p><p>The Mayor has overall responsibility for housing policy and delivery in London, but we are all agreed that London needs to build many more homes to meet its need. That is why we have agreed that London will receive £4.8 billion of the Affordable Homes Programme funding (including £1.67 billion announced at Spring Statement 2018) to deliver at least 116,000 affordable housing starts by March 2022.</p>
star this property answering member constituency North West Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Kit Malthouse more like this
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less than 2019-07-01T16:20:55.917Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-01T16:20:55.917Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kit Malthouse more like this
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4635
unstar this property label Biography information for Eddie Hughes more like this
1134062
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star this property date less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government remove filter
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Shared Ownership 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 Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of the Starter Homes programme on levels of shared ownership. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Walsall North more like this
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Eddie Hughes more like this
star this property uin 268524 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
star this property answer text <p>Since 2010, we have delivered over 430,000 additional affordable homes to rent and buy. Starter Homes, as defined in Chapter 1 of the Housing and Planning Act 2016, require secondary legislation to further define the product before they are brought to the market. As the Government's Starter Homes programme is not yet in operation, it will have had no effect on the levels of Shared Ownership. In fact, Shared Ownership completions were over 11,000 in 2018 and have increased every year since we started collecting this data</p><p><br> We have been engaging with the industry to ensure the regulations to define Starter Homes are sound and that the product works for all concerned. We intend to lay these regulations before the House later this year.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North West Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Kit Malthouse more like this
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less than 2019-07-01T16:22:18.197Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-01T16:22:18.197Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kit Malthouse more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Eddie Hughes more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government remove filter
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
unstar this property hansard heading Shared Ownership more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of what consumer protections are required as private providers enter the shared ownership market. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Walsall North more like this
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Eddie Hughes more like this
star this property uin 268525 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
star this property answer text <p>The vast majority of private shared ownership providers are Registered Providers, regulated by the Regulator of Social Housing. In England, all registered providers of social housing must comply with the regulatory standards set by the independent Regulator of Social Housing.</p><p>Shared ownership leaseholders with private landlords who are not Registered Providers will have the same rights as other private leaseholders.</p><p>By law, residential managing agents are required to belong to one of the following two redress schemes: The Property Redress Scheme and The Property Ombudsman. Further information can be found at <a href="https://gbr01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.gov.uk%2Fgovernment%2Fpublications%2Flettings-agents-and-property-managers-redress-schemes&amp;data=02%7C01%7CDeji.Ishola%40communities.gov.uk%7Ca6a0cd8a244040d2ada508d6fae8501d%7Cbf3468109c7d43dea87224a2ef3995a8%7C0%7C0%7C636972273013434847&amp;sdata=y60nhv3Af7oMbOT1vEwd%2F2l13%2BoKue4Qi2nQaCHTLBw%3D&amp;reserved=0" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/publications/lettings-agents-and-property-managers-redress-schemes</a>.</p><p>Outside of this framework, Government is also committed to exemplary consumer protection across all areas of the housing market. We have established the Regulation of Property Agents Working Group – chaired by Lord Best – to advise on a new regulatory structure for property agents (including letting, managing and sales agents) with an independent regulator and a mandatory code of practice. We expect the group to make their recommendations in July.</p><p>As new private sector products are developed we will keep the regulatory framework under review to ensure that consumer protections are maintained and enhanced.</p><p>We also know more needs to be done to strengthen consumer redress for purchasers of new build homes, which is why we have announced our intention for there to be a New Homes Ombudsman to protect the rights of all homebuyers and hold developers to account.</p>
star this property answering member constituency North West Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Kit Malthouse more like this
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less than 2019-07-01T16:18:25.55Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-01T16:18:25.55Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kit Malthouse more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Eddie Hughes more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government remove filter
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
unstar this property hansard heading Buildings: Insulation more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 6 June 2019 to Question 259244 on Buildings: Insulation, whether the BS 8414 test of a High Pressure Laminate cladding system has been carried out; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Croydon North more like this
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Mr Steve Reed more like this
star this property uin 268565 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
star this property answer text <p>The Large scale BS 8414 test including Class B-s1,d0 High Pressure Laminate panels with stone wool insulation was carried out on the 11 July 2019 and the test report is now available online.</p><p>This was announced in the Written Minsiterial Statement on 18 July HCWS1757 that can be found here: <a href="https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-statement/Commons/2019-07-18/HCWS1757/" target="_blank">https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-statement/Commons/2019-07-18/HCWS1757/</a>.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North West Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Kit Malthouse more like this
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less than 2019-07-18T15:18:37.083Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-18T15:18:37.083Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kit Malthouse more like this
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star this property answering member constituency North West Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Kit Malthouse more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Kit Malthouse more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Steve Reed more like this