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1134964
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Church Commissioners more like this
answering dept id 9 more like this
answering dept short name Church Commissioners more like this
answering dept sort name Church Commissioners more like this
hansard heading Churches: Theft more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, if the Commissioners will make an estimate of the number of thefts of lead from church buildings in (a) the diocese of St Albans and (b) England in (i) 2018 and (ii) 2019 to date. more like this
tabling member constituency North East Hertfordshire more like this
tabling member printed
Sir Oliver Heald more like this
uin 269594 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
answer text <p>The National Church Institutions do not hold information centrally about the theft of metal from Church of England churches, but records are kept at a diocesan level. Anecdotal evidence points to an increase in instances of metal theft from churches nationwide, with East Anglia and the Midlands being most affected.</p><p>Home Office Counting Rules do not require the police to record if a theft is from a listed building. The Church of England welcomes the July 2019 Sentencing Council proposals to introduce new sentencing guidelines for arson, criminal damage and vandalism of national heritage assets, including listed buildings, historic objects or unique parts of our historic environment.</p><p>Money to fund repairs or adaptations to church buildings is raised by local churches mainly through fundraising and local giving. There is no central Government funding, except through grants in respect of VAT paid on repairs to listed churches.</p><p>The following table for the Diocese of St Albans shows cases of metal theft or attempted theft since 2015. The Diocese covers the majority of the Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire area and contains 380 Anglican churches.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Number of Attacks</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p>13</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016</p></td><td><p>23</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017</p></td><td><p>7</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018</p></td><td><p>14</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2019</p></td><td><p>5</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>The Diocese provides advice to local churches on protective and preventative measures, including forensic marking and roof alarms, working with the Beds and Herts Historic Churches Trust and the Allchurches Trust. Grants of up to £3,000 per church have been made available to more than 55 churches in the Diocese. In addition the Diocesan Board of Finance allocated 29 roof alarm grants in 2017 and 2018 from small trust funds for church repairs and maintenance. As a result there has been a significant reduction in the number of cases of metal theft in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire, though incidents still occur. For example, in June 2019 St Mary's Church in Furneux Pelham north east Hertfordshire, had 90% of its lead roof stolen or damaged over a single weekend.</p>
answering member constituency Meriden more like this
answering member printed Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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less than 2019-07-08T15:08:36.26Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T15:08:36.26Z
answering member
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label Biography information for Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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answering member constituency Meriden more like this
answering member printed Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
answering member
312
label Biography information for Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
tabling member
69
label Biography information for Sir Oliver Heald more like this
1134935
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Attorney General more like this
answering dept id 88 more like this
answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
hansard heading Terrorism: Prosecutions more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Attorney General, what recent discussions he has had with the Director of Public Prosecutions on ensuring more effective prosecutions of cases involving individuals supporting terrorism abroad. more like this
tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
uin 269685 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
answer text <p>The CPS has a strong record of bringing successful prosecutions in terrorism cases, and works closely with Counter Terrorism policing and partners to help build strong cases.</p><p> </p><p>Where individuals provide support to terrorism abroad, for example by funding terrorism, they should expect to be investigated by the police and prosecuted by the CPS if the evidential and public interest tests in the Code for Crown Prosecutors are met.</p><p> </p><p>Where crimes are committed abroad, Section 17 of the Terrorism Act 2006 provides the courts with extra-territorial jurisdiction in relation to a number of terrorism offences so that if an individual were to commit one of these offences in a foreign country, they would be liable under UK law in the same way as if they had committed the offence in the UK. As the nature of terrorism has evolved, section 17 has been amended to include further offences. The CPS strongly supported these legislative provisions to strengthen our ability to prosecute offenders.</p>
answering member constituency Torridge and West Devon more like this
answering member printed Mr Geoffrey Cox more like this
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less than 2019-07-04T11:15:29.397Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-04T11:15:29.397Z
answering member
1508
label Biography information for Mr Geoffrey Cox more like this
tabling member
1447
label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1134815
registered interest false remove filter
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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 Neighbourhood Development Plans 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 plans he has to improve the quality of planning advice made available to the neighbourhood planning process. more like this
tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
uin 269613 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
answer text <p>The Government has recently published updated neighbourhood planning guidance to support communities in the preparation of their plans. The amended guidance includes changes to reflect the updated National Planning Policy Framework which is clear about the important role that neighbourhood plans play in our plan-led system. Additional practical advice is provided through the Government’s £26 million Neighbourhood Planning Support Programme, which includes support from a national network of local neighbourhood planning champions.</p> more like this
answering member constituency North West Hampshire more like this
answering member printed Kit Malthouse more like this
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less than 2019-07-01T16:14:34.057Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-01T16:14:34.057Z
answering member
4495
label Biography information for Kit Malthouse more like this
tabling member
252
label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
1134816
registered interest false remove filter
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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 Neighbourhood Development Plans 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 funding is available to communities wishing to undertake a neighbourhood plan. more like this
tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
uin 269614 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
answer text <p>Government is making available £34.5 million of support for neighbourhood planning for 2018-22. This is comprised of our £26 million Neighbourhood Planning Support Programme and an additional £8.5 million funding, announced in May 2019, to help communities bring forward affordable homes for sale in their neighbourhood plans.</p><p><em> <br> <br></em></p> more like this
answering member constituency North West Hampshire more like this
answering member printed Kit Malthouse more like this
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less than 2019-07-01T16:17:19.287Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-01T16:17:19.287Z
answering member
4495
label Biography information for Kit Malthouse more like this
tabling member
252
label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
1134844
registered interest false remove filter
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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 Carbon Monoxide: Alarms 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, with reference to the Written Statement of 30 April 2018, HCWS657 on Carbon Monoxide Detection and Safety, when the review of the requirements and the evidence base for improving carbon monoxide detection and safety will be concluded; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Walsall North more like this
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Eddie Hughes more like this
uin 269761 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
answer text <p>The Government carried out a review of carbon monoxide alarm requirements in 2018. The findings of this review are being considered alongside responses to the Social Housing Green Paper. We will set out the findings of the review and next steps in the Government response to the Green Paper in September 2019.</p> more like this
answering member constituency North West Hampshire more like this
answering member printed Kit Malthouse more like this
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less than 2019-07-01T15:19:53.703Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-01T15:19:53.703Z
answering member
4495
label Biography information for Kit Malthouse more like this
tabling member
4635
label Biography information for Eddie Hughes more like this
1134852
registered interest false remove filter
date remove filter
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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 Housing: Business Premises 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 effect of disregarding restrictive covenants or planning conditions intended to prevent a domestic residence from operating a business from that premises when taking a decision to transfer a domestic dwelling from council tax to Uniform Business Rate. more like this
tabling member constituency Totnes more like this
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Dr Sarah Wollaston more like this
uin 269727 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
answer text <p>The Valuation Office Agency decides whether a property should be subject to council tax or non-domestic rates. The Agency is an executive agency of HMRC and operates independently of Ministers. In reaching a view on the most appropriate listing, the Agency has regard to the relevant provisions of the Local Government Finance Act 1988. I understand that the Agency would not normally take account of whether the use is consistent with planning or other restrictions, rather it would be guided by the facts pertaining to the occupation of the property.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Richmond (Yorks) more like this
answering member printed Rishi Sunak more like this
grouped question UIN 269728 more like this
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less than 2019-07-01T16:32:37.773Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-01T16:32:37.773Z
answering member
4483
label Biography information for Rishi Sunak more like this
tabling member
4073
label Biography information for Dr Sarah Wollaston more like this
1134855
registered interest false remove filter
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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 Housing: Business Premises 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 guidance his Department has provided to the Valuation Office Agency on dealing with restrictive covenants or planning conditions which apply to domestic dwellings and are intended to prevent any business from operating from such a domestic dwelling when making decisions regarding the transfer of a domestic dwelling from council tax to Uniform Business Rate lists. more like this
tabling member constituency Totnes more like this
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Dr Sarah Wollaston more like this
uin 269728 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
answer text <p>The Valuation Office Agency decides whether a property should be subject to council tax or non-domestic rates. The Agency is an executive agency of HMRC and operates independently of Ministers. In reaching a view on the most appropriate listing, the Agency has regard to the relevant provisions of the Local Government Finance Act 1988. I understand that the Agency would not normally take account of whether the use is consistent with planning or other restrictions, rather it would be guided by the facts pertaining to the occupation of the property.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Richmond (Yorks) more like this
answering member printed Rishi Sunak more like this
grouped question UIN 269727 more like this
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less than 2019-07-01T16:32:37.853Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-01T16:32:37.853Z
answering member
4483
label Biography information for Rishi Sunak more like this
tabling member
4073
label Biography information for Dr Sarah Wollaston more like this
1134966
registered interest false remove filter
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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 Coal: Opencast Mining 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 the Government's policy is on planning permission for the creation of additional opencast coal mines. more like this
tabling member constituency Leeds North West more like this
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Alex Sobel more like this
uin 269800 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
answer text <p>The Government is committed to clean growth and we are taking action to reduce our reliance on coal. We have set out our aim to end electricity generation from unabated coal by 2025 and we are also taking action to reduce coal use in industry and heating.</p><p>In terms of planning policy, the National Planning Policy Framework is already clear that planning permission should not be granted for the extraction of coal unless the proposal is environmentally acceptable or the national, local or community benefits outweigh its likely impacts. The National Planning Policy Framework is a material consideration in the determination of all applications for coal extraction in England.</p> more like this
answering member constituency North West Hampshire more like this
answering member printed Kit Malthouse more like this
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less than 2019-07-01T16:15:19.92Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-01T16:15:19.92Z
answering member
4495
label Biography information for Kit Malthouse more like this
tabling member
4658
label Biography information for Alex Sobel more like this
1134975
registered interest false remove filter
date remove filter
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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 Garden Communities 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 steps he is taking as part of the loneliness strategy to ensure that community cohesion is considered in the assessment process for prospective Garden Communities. more like this
tabling member constituency Liverpool, Wavertree more like this
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Luciana Berger more like this
uin 269717 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
answer text <p>Prospective garden communities were required to outline how they would achieve ten design qualities in their proposals. These qualities help create places that support cohesive communities, and proposals were assessed against these criteria.</p><p>More broadly, we included tackling loneliness as a theme at our national design quality conference in February and are currently developing proposals around housing and placemaking for phase 2 of the loneliness strategy.</p> more like this
answering member constituency North West Hampshire more like this
answering member printed Kit Malthouse more like this
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less than 2019-07-01T15:14:56.653Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-01T15:14:56.653Z
answering member
4495
label Biography information for Kit Malthouse more like this
tabling member
4036
label Biography information for Luciana Berger more like this
1135009
registered interest false remove filter
date remove filter
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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 Leasehold 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 the timeline is for the proposed leasehold reform as set out in the Written Statement entitled Housing Policy Update, published on 2 July 2018, HCWS818. more like this
tabling member constituency Oxford West and Abingdon more like this
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Layla Moran more like this
uin 269822 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
answer text <p>The Government is committed to promoting fairness and transparency for leaseholders and freeholders and ensuring that consumers are protected from abuse and poor service. On 27 June, we published the Government response to the technical consultation <em>Implementing reforms to the leasehold system in England</em>.</p><p>We have confirmed our commitment to legislate to ensure that in future all new houses will be sold on a freehold basis, with specific exemptions for exceptional circumstances, and to reduce ground rents on future leases to a peppercorn (zero financial value).</p><p>We will also give freeholders on private and mixed-use estates the right to challenge the reasonableness of estate rent charges and the right to apply to the First-tier Tribunal to appoint a new property manager. In addition, we will mandate that freeholders and managing agents must provide leasehold information – when a home is being sold – within 15 days and set the maximum fee for providing this information at £200 (plus VAT).</p><p>We will bring forward the legislation to implement these changes as soon as Parliamentary time allows.</p>
answering member constituency South Derbyshire more like this
answering member printed Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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less than 2019-07-01T15:06:38.663Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-01T15:06:38.663Z
answering member
4053
label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
tabling member
4656
label Biography information for Layla Moran more like this