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unstar this property date less than 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
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Leader of the House of Lords more like this
star this property answering dept id 92 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Leader of the House of Lords more like this
star this property hansard heading Government Bills more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask the Leader of the House, further to her Written Answer on 3 July (HL16472), what steps are being taken to increase the proportion of government bills published in draft and submitted for pre-legislative scrutiny by a joint committee or committee of either House. more like this
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Lord Norton of Louth more like this
star this property uin HL17091 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Government is supportive of the role of pre-legislative scrutiny, and looks to take steps wherever possible to facilitate it. In the 2016-17 session, the Government published 3 draft bills. In this session we have published ten draft pieces of legislation for pre-legislative scrutiny by a joint committee or a committee of either house, these were: Draft Health Service Safety Investigations Bill; Draft Domestic Gas and Electricity (Tariff Cap) Bill; Draft clause on the Personal Injury Discount Rate - subsequently included in the Civil Liability Bill; Draft Tenants Fees Bill; Draft Animal Welfare (Sentencing and Recognition of Sentience) Bill 2017; Draft Finance Bill; Draft Registration of Overseas Entities Bill; Draft Parliamentary Buildings (Restoration and Renewal) Bill; Draft Environment (Principles and Governance) Bill; Draft Domestic Abuse Bill.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T16:37:03.123Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T16:37:03.123Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Norton of Louth more like this
1139094
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unstar this property date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
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Leader of the House of Lords more like this
star this property answering dept id 92 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Leader of the House of Lords more like this
star this property hansard heading Bullying and Harassment in the House of Lords Independent Inquiry 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 report by Naomi Ellenbogen QC An Independent Inquiry into bullying and harassment in the House of Lords, published on 11 July. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL17179 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>As the Prime Minister has said before, everyone working in Parliament deserves to be treated with dignity and respect. This inquiry has brought to light behaviour which is unacceptable, and it is incumbent on the House of Lords to take swift action. It is important that the House now carefully considers the concerns raised in this important report, and responds to its recommendations.</p><p>It is primarily for Parliament, rather than Government, to consider how best to respond to Naomi Ellenbogen QC’s recommendations. The House of Lords Commission met on Wednesday 17 July in order to plan its response to the recommendations. Every member of the Commission committed to complete the Valuing Everyone training course, and the leaders of the political groupings committed their front bench to do the same. The Commission agreed the establishment of a Steering Group of staff, members and others to embark on the process of moving forward with Naomi Ellenbogen QC’s recommendations, and the new Conduct Committee will examine those which relate to the Code of Conduct.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T14:16:47.187Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T14:16:47.187Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
1139742
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unstar this property date less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading Attorney General: Working Hours 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 Attorney General, how much time off in lieu has been taken by staff in his Department in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hemsworth more like this
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Jon Trickett more like this
star this property uin 278364 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Attorney General’s Office offers a flexi time policy to support time off in lieu on an individual basis. Flexi time is individually agreed with line managers to maintain working hours in line with the Working Time Regulations 1998. As there is no central record of working hours, the Attorney General’s Office has no accurate way to estimate the amount of time off in lieu taken by staff in each of the last five years without disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T12:30:33.707Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T12:30:33.707Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jon Trickett more like this
1140413
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unstar this property date less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading Attorney General: Ethnic Groups 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 Attorney General, how many BAME staff are employed at (a) grade 7, (b) grade 5 and (c) grade 3 in his Department. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Feltham and Heston more like this
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Seema Malhotra more like this
star this property uin 279042 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The recording of ethnicity is the responsibility of the individual to input via employee self-service. Due to small numbers of staff at each of the requested grades, we have grouped these together in our response below.</p><p> </p><p>Including those on temporary promotion at the grades requested, there are 16 members of staff in scope. Of these, only five have input their ethnicity details onto the HR system. Of these, none have self-identified as being from an ethnic minority background.</p><p> </p><p>AGO supports the Civil Service vision of being recognised as the UK’s most inclusive employer. AGO has two diversity champions and a Diversity &amp; Inclusion Strategy in place that is reviewed by the Executive Board every six months.</p><p> </p><p>AGO is an employer which promotes equality and aims to reflect the diversity of the society in which we live. It is committed to maximising the skills and potential of all its staff. It welcomes applications from all suitably qualified persons irrespective of disability, ethnic origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital status or religion/belief. It also implements blind recruitment to minimise the impact of unconscious bias.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T15:15:53.15Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T15:15:53.15Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Seema Malhotra more like this
1140384
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unstar this property date less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star 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 High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention 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, with reference to the Written Statement, Building safety update, HCWS1757, by what date the data will be collected; what (a) funding and (b) resources he has allocated to the collection of that data; what data will be collected; and if he will publish the results of that data collection. 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 279139 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Government is collecting data on all external wall systems on residential buildings 18 metres and above. This exercise covers private and social (both local authority and housing association) stock, hotels and student accommodation.</p><p>The Government requests that local authorities and housing associations complete the data collection by 31 March 2020. We have published a technical note (18 July) to aid local authorities and housing associations in identifying the details of external wall systems. We are aiming to provide financial support to local authorities in the form of New Burdens funding. We will publish appropriate summary information from the data collection in our monthly Building Safety Programme data release when ready.</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 2019-07-23T15:32:28.83Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T15:32:28.83Z
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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
1140291
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unstar this property date less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star 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 High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention 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, with reference to the Written Statement of 18 July 2019, on HCWS1757 on Building safety update, for what reasons his Department's data collection exercise is not covering high risk buildings other than residential blocks. 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 279064 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The data collection exercise launched on 18 July 2019 is part of an ongoing programme of work to enable the Department to build a more complete picture of high-rise residential buildings and the variety of external wall systems in use Government is collecting data on all external wall systems. The Government is collecting data on all external wall systems on residential buildings 18 metres and above, covering private and social (both local authority and housing association) stock, hotels and student accommodation. The data exercise is structured in such a way that additional questions could be added in the future if this would develop our data set to support this work. <br> <br> There remains a duty for those responsible for buildings to maintain safety of a premises (so far as the requirements are under their control) under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order and the Housing Act.</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 2019-07-23T15:31:54.367Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T15:31:54.367Z
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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
1140288
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unstar this property date less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star 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 High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention 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, with reference to the Written Statement of 18 July 2019, HCWS1757 on Building safety update, whether building owners should ensure that High Pressure Laminate panels of a European classification of Class C or D or European classification of Class B when combined with combustible insulation should be removed from buildings. 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 279063 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Independent Expert Advisory Panel issued on 18 July 2019 an advice note with regards to the use of High Pressure Laminate (HPL) Panels which is available at</p><p><a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/818184/Advice_note_on_use_of_HPL_panels_in_external_wall_systems.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/818184/Advice_note_on_use_of_HPL_panels_in_external_wall_systems.pdf</a></p><p>This advice note is clear that where materials achieving European classification of Class C or D or European classification of Class B when combined with combustible insulation are identified building owners should follow the advice in advice note 14. <br> <br> The Expert Panel first issued Advice Note 14, in December 2017 and updated it in December 2018. This advice notes provides information to building owners with regards to external wall systems that do not incorporate Aluminium Composite Material (ACM). This advice notes has made it clear since its publication that where a system used on a building has not achieved a BS8414/BR135 classification building owners should seek immediate professional advice and consider remediation measures. The Expert panel has always been unequivocal that the clearest way to ensure safety is to remove unsafe materials. The Expert Panel continues to support this advice. Advice note 14 is available at</p><p><a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/765761/Expert_Panel_advice_note_on_non-ACM.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/765761/Expert_Panel_advice_note_on_non-ACM.pdf</a></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 2019-07-23T15:19:41.847Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T15:19:41.847Z
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4495
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
1140280
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unstar this property date less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
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star 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 High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention 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, with reference to Ministerial Statement, Building safety update, HCWS1757, whether the British Standard 8414 test on Class B, fire retardant, high pressure laminate rainscreen with a non-combustible rock fibre insulation carried out by the Fire Protection Association on behalf of his Department was only carried out once in June and July 2019. 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 279062 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>A single large test was completed on 11 July 2019 in accordance with BS 8414, the details of the test report and classification of the system are available at :</p><p><a href="https://gbr01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.gov.uk%2Fgovernment%2Fpublications%2Ffire-test-report-mhclg-bs-8414-hpl&amp;data=02%7C01%7CCharles-Elie.Romeyer%40communities.gov.uk%7C3985d5850bdf4c4a8cc708d70e7ede45%7Cbf3468109c7d43dea87224a2ef3995a8%7C0%7C0%7C636993810367152675&amp;sdata=2t747PrDyo3nsV5r92ed%2F%2BjHzTU%2Fy1fCPDVu6VxFXqA%3D&amp;reserved=0" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/fire-test-report-mhclg-bs-8414-hpl</a></p><p> </p><p>Based on the information in this test the Independent Expert Advisory Panel also issued an advice note to Building Owners which is available at <a href="https://gbr01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fassets.publishing.service.gov.uk%2Fgovernment%2Fuploads%2Fsystem%2Fuploads%2Fattachment_data%2Ffile%2F818184%2FAdvice_note_on_use_of_HPL_panels_in_external_wall_systems.pdf&amp;data=02%7C01%7CCharles-Elie.Romeyer%40communities.gov.uk%7C3985d5850bdf4c4a8cc708d70e7ede45%7Cbf3468109c7d43dea87224a2ef3995a8%7C0%7C0%7C636993810367152675&amp;sdata=9PJrD101B%2F848e3wsNNgx8GFXgHgITm%2BA1O2jd%2BJX2U%3D&amp;reserved=0" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/818184/Advice_note_on_use_of_HPL_panels_in_external_wall_systems.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p>The Fire Protection Association had previously attempted to undertake the large scale test in June, however due to a procedural issue the test was not completed in accordance with the requirements BS 8414. It was agreed with the Independent Expert Advisory Panel that there was no cause for immediate concern and no advice could have been issued on the basis of the attempt.</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 2019-07-23T15:24:37.023Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T15:24:37.023Z
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4495
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
1140355
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unstar this property date less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star 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 Ground Rent 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 plans the Government has to cap ground rents for existing leaseholders. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley East more like this
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Stephanie Peacock more like this
star this property uin 279125 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Government understands the difficulties and frustrations of some existing leaseholders who are unhappy about the amount of ground rent they are required to pay and feel their leases should be changed. There are no current plans to legislate in this area.</p><p>To address the problem of doubling ground rents on existing leases, the Government has encouraged industry to fix the problem they created. We announced a ‘Public Pledge for Leaseholders’ on 28 March 2019, now signed by over 60 leading property developers, freeholders and managing agents.</p><p>This contains a commitment for freeholders to identify any existing leases within their portfolio which contain ground rents that double more frequently than every 20 years. They have also committed to contact the relevant leaseholders and offer to vary their leases.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Derbyshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T11:35:06.387Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T11:35:06.387Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephanie Peacock more like this
1140359
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unstar this property date less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star 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 Ground Rent 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 impact assessments the Government has undertaken on capping ground rents for existing leaseholders, and what cap values were used in those assessments. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley East more like this
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Stephanie Peacock more like this
star this property uin 279126 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Government understands the difficulties and frustrations of some existing leaseholders who are unhappy about the amount of ground rent they are required to pay and feel their leases should be changed.</p><p>There are many implications to be considered in relation to legislation which would interfere with individual contracts, for instance taking account of Article 1 Protocol 1 of the European Convention on Human Rights and the principle of legal certainty.</p><p>There are no current plans to legislate in this area, and so no impact assessment has been done.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Derbyshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T11:35:34.507Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T11:35:34.507Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephanie Peacock more like this