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star this property answer date less than 2014-04-08more like thismore than 2014-04-08
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star this property ddp created less than 2014-04-03T19:41:14.537Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-03T19:41:14.537Z
star this property ddp modified less than 2015-02-07T03:26:03.853Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-07T03:26:03.853Z
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HM Treasury more like this
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star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the Government's latest assessment is of the likely timeframe within which International Monetary Fund funds will be released for the Ukraine. more like this
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2013/14 more like this
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star this property tabling member constituency Paisley and Renfrewshire South more like this
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Mr Douglas Alexander more like this
star this property title House of Commons Tabled Parliamentary Question 2013/14 195125 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The IMF Board is expected to consider Ukraine's application for a financial assistance programme in April. The agreement of a programme and subsequent disbursement of funds is also dependent on the Ukrainian authorities adopting a set of reforms as set out by the IMF.</p><p> </p><p>The latest IMF statement, following staff level agreement with the Ukrainian authorities on a potential programme, can be found at:</p><p><a href="http://www.imf.org/external/np/sec/pr/2014/pr14131.htm" target="_blank">http://www.imf.org/external/np/sec/pr/2014/pr14131.htm</a></p><p> </p> more like this
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less than 2014-05-06T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-06T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Douglas Alexander more like this
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star this property answer date less than 2014-04-28more like thismore than 2014-04-28
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star this property ddp created less than 2014-04-08T22:31:07.720Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-08T22:31:07.720Z
star this property ddp modified remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2015-02-07T03:37:47.407Z
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 31 March 2014, Official Report, column 443W, on armed forces: disciplinary proceedings, how many cautions are recorded on the Joint Personnel Administration database; and if he will make a statement. more like this
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2013/14 more like this
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star this property tabling member constituency Bridgend more like this
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Mrs Madeleine Moon more like this
star this property title House of Commons Tabled Parliamentary Question 2013/14 195822 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The total number of police cautions recorded on the Joint Personnel Administrative system, since rollout in 2006 to date, is 900 cases involving 870 personnel. Figures have been rounded to the nearest 10.</p><p>These numbers are for police cautions issued by the civilian police and the civilian courts.</p> more like this
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less than 2014-05-06T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-06T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mrs Madeleine Moon more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Madeleine Moon more like this
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star this property answer date less than 2014-04-23more like thismore than 2014-04-23
star this property date less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
star this property date tabled less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
star this property ddp created less than 2014-04-07T23:15:15.337Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-07T23:15:15.337Z
star this property ddp modified less than 2015-02-06T18:06:41.510Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-06T18:06:41.510Z
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Department for Culture Media and Sport more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many copies of the Women's Engagement newsletter have been produced since 2011; what was the reach and circulation; whether an evaluation has been made of the value of the work; and, if so, what were the results. more like this
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2013/14 more like this
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Baroness Prosser more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>The women's engagement newsletter was produced quarterly in 2011/12 and in 2013 its distribution increased to bi-monthly. From May 2011- December 2012 10 newsletters were published. In 2013, 6 newsletters were published.</p><p> </p><p>To date, there are approximately 2,200 individuals and organisations signed up to receive the newsletter and we know that a number of organisations disseminate the newsletter throughout their membership. Subscribers to the newsletter include some of the largest women's organisations, such as the Women's Institute, who have a membership of over 212,000.</p><p> </p><p>A reader survey was conducted in the last quarter of 2013 and we will publish the results shortly. The headline responses show that:</p><p> </p><p>· 83% of respondents liked the new design of the newsletter and 94% found it easy to navigate and read.</p><p> </p><p>· 65% of responders felt the frequency of the publication was about right.</p><p> </p><p>· Readers were most likely to read articles about employment (76%), violence against women and girls (70%) and women in enterprise (67%).</p><p> </p><p>· Most respondents agreed or strongly agreed that newsletter provided them with relevant information (66%)</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
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less than 2014-05-06T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-06T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property answer date less than 2014-04-23more like thismore than 2014-04-23
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star this property ddp modified less than 2015-02-06T18:06:42.993Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-06T18:06:42.993Z
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Department for Culture Media and Sport more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government which Ministers have undertaken outreach events in connection with the consultation response Strengthening women's voices in Government; in how many events each Minister has been involved; what is their assessment of the impacts of such outreach events; and what follow-up action has taken place. more like this
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2013/14 more like this
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Baroness Prosser more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>Five Women and Equalities ministers have taken part in the women's engagement programme since it started in 2011. This includes:</p><p> </p><p>· Lynne Featherstone MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Women and Equalities from May 2010 to September 2012 who undertook 5 roundtables</p><p>· Maria Miller MP, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport and Minister for Women and Equalities who undertook 6 roundtables</p><p>· Jo Swinson MP Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Women and Equalities (shared with the Department for Business Innovation and Skills) who has undertaken 9 roundtables to date</p><p>· Helen Grant MP, Minister for Sport, Tourism and Equalities and Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Women and Equalities who has undertaken 4 roundtables to date</p><p>· Jenny Willott MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Women and Equalities (shared with the Department for Business Innovation and Skills) who has undertaken 1 roundtable to date</p><p>Additionally, ministers also held and take part in a wide range of meetings; conferences and numerous speaking engagements with women. Consultation also occurs across government on a range of policy areas including violence against women and girls. Events and roundtables are not assessed on an individual basis and follow up actions for these events are taken forward by the Ministers for Women and Equalities as appropriate; this may include writing to or meeting ministers in other departments, either one-to-one or at Inter Ministerial Groups.</p>
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less than 2014-05-06T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-06T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property answer date less than 2014-04-23more like thismore than 2014-04-23
star this property date less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
star this property date tabled less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
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Department for Culture Media and Sport more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the priorities of the Women's Engagement outreach programme for 2014–15 in connection with the consultation response Strengthening women's voices in Government. more like this
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2013/14 more like this
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Baroness Prosser more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The women's engagement programme will continue to focus on the priorities identified in the Strengthening Women's Voices to Government document published in November 2011. Ministers have committed to continue the roundtable programme in 2014 and several roundtables have already taken place. We have recently launched a Twitter account ‘@DCMS-Women' to provide an additional channel for direct engagement between individual women, the women's sector and policy officials. We also plan to develop the women's engagement website pages on GOV.UK to include more information about the programme and will publish an evaluation of the programme shortly.</p> more like this
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less than 2014-05-06T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-06T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property answer date less than 2014-03-31more like thismore than 2014-03-31
star this property date less than 2014-03-17more like thismore than 2014-03-17
star this property date tabled less than 2014-03-17more like thismore than 2014-03-17
star this property ddp created less than 2014-03-17T22:25:14.680Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-17T22:25:14.680Z
star this property ddp modified less than 2015-02-06T17:58:27.013Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-06T17:58:27.013Z
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what schemes they have introduced or modified since May 2010 to encourage residential home building or purchase; and what was the approximate number of new build homes as a result of each of those schemes. more like this
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2013/14 more like this
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Lord Whitty more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Coalition Government has put in place a range of measures to get Britain building again, fix the broken housing market and help hard-working people get the home they want.</p><p>Action taken includes wide-ranging planning reform through National Planning Policy Framework; introducing self-financing for stock holding local authorities; new incentives to deliver housing growth through the New Homes Bonus; as well as the Government's broader long-term economic plan to tackle the deficit left by the last Administration and keep interest rates down. I would note:</p><p>· We have already delivered 420,000 new homes since 2010;</p><p>· New orders in residential construction have risen to their highest level since 2007 according to the Office for National Statistics;</p><p>· Housing starts are at their highest since 2007 according to DCLG figures;</p><p>· The number of first time buyers is at its highest since 2007 according to the Council for Mortgage Lenders;</p><p>· Repossessions are at their lowest since 2007, according to the Council for Mortgage Lenders; and</p><p>· New home registrations rose by 30 per cent in 2013 in England, the highest since 2007, and are up 60 per cent in London, according to the NHBC.</p><p>In relation to specific programmes:</p><p><em>Affordable housing</em></p><p>Over 170,000 affordable homes have been delivered in England since April 2010.</p><p>Our Affordable Homes Programme will deliver 170,000 homes over the current spending review period (2011-2015) levering in £19.5 billion of public and private funding. We have announced a new ‘Affordable Rent to Buy' scheme which will deliver affordable homes through a recoverable fund. The new Affordable Homes Programme for the next spending period, will lever in up to £23 billion in public and private funding to deliver 165,000 homes from 2015 to 2018.</p><p>The Affordable Housing Guarantee Scheme is worth up to £3.5 billion (with further lending capacity held in reserve according to demand) and supported by up to £450 million grant funding in England. Up to 30,000 additional affordable homes will be underway by December 2017. Affordable Housing Finance Plc was awarded the licence for the Affordable Housing Guarantee Scheme in June 2013. The first eight housing associations to be approved to borrow through the scheme were announced in January 2014, who will raise over £400 million of debt to facilitate the delivery of over 4,000 new affordable homes. We also announced a European Investment Bank loan facility worth £500 million. More borrowers will follow.</p><p>The Right to Buy Scheme, allowing eligible social tenants to buy their homes at a discount has achieved almost 24,000 sales since April 2010, with the majority (16,200) since we reinvigorated the scheme in 2012. A total of 2,845 council properties were sold between October and December last year, a 42 per cent increase on the same period in 2012. The reinvigorated Right to Buy ensures, for the first time, that the receipts from the additional sales, that is those over what was forecast prior to the change, are reinvested in helping to fund new homes for affordable rent. So far, £300 million has been generated from additional sales and already over 2000 homes have been started on site or acquired since April 2012.</p><p><em>Self-financing for local authorities </em></p><p>In 2012 the Government reformed the council house finance system, introducing self-financing for those local authorities that still own and manage their own housing. This system of self-financing has given local authorities greater freedoms and flexibilities to manage their housing and many are now starting to use those freedoms to build new council housing.</p><p>To further increase the supply of housing locally, the Government has made available £300 million of additional Housing Revenue Account borrowing as part of the Local Growth Fund to help those authorities that need additional borrowing and want to deliver new affordable homes quickly. We are looking to local authorities, who need additional borrowing, to bid for that increase by 16 June 2014 and for schemes that would help to deliver 10,000 new affordable homes.</p><p><em>Home ownership schemes (Help to Buy)</em></p><p>Since April 2013, the Help to Buy: Equity Loan scheme has offered buyers a 20 per cent equity loan that can be used towards the cost of buying a new build homes, allowing people to buy with a 5 per cent deposit. There were over 30,000 reservations and 19,394 completed loans across England by the end of March 2014, with funding for up to 74,000 sales by March 2016. Alongside this, the Help to Buy: NewBuy scheme has also supported a further 5,173 households to purchase new build homes by the end of March 2014. The Help to Buy: Equity Loan scheme was extended through the 2014 Budget announcement to 2020 to help 120,000 more households purchase a new build home.</p><p>The FirstBuy scheme was announced in the Budget 2011 to help support 10,000 first time buyers on the property ladder. The scheme was replaced in April 2013 with Help to Buy. There were 11,522 FirstBuy sales to the end of 2013; moving forward, this is now effectively part of Help to Buy.</p><p>Since the end of last year, the Help to Buy: Mortgage Guarantee scheme is providing up to £12 billion of Government guarantees to support people to buy with a 5 per cent deposit. Over 2,500 homes have (by the end of January 2014) been bought through this route. The three Help to Buy schemes complement each other, and their success can be taken in the whole.</p><p><em>Private rented sector</em></p><p>The £1 billion Build to Rent programme, which provides development phase finance, is supporting new high quality development purpose built for private rent and is on track to create up to 10,000 new homes. The programme received £1.4 billion of bids under Round One, this round of funding is currently expected to support 15 developments which will provide nearly 2,600 homes across England in locations which presently include Durham, Liverpool, Manchester and London. Five contracts to the combined value of over £74.5 million have already been agreed which will deliver over 1,000 new homes for private rent; construction has already started in Southampton (Centenary Quay) and Manchester (Three Towers); more contracts will follow.</p><p>Bidding for Round Two of the Build to Rent Fund was significantly oversubscribed receiving 126 bids to the value of around £3 billion. 36 projects on the shortlist from Round Two are now going through a competitive due diligence process, with successful bids receiving funding to deliver thousands of new homes. A list of all shortlisted bids has been placed in the Library. The shortlist is over-programmed, meaning not all shortlisted projects will receive funding. Shortlisting and due diligence are the first stages of the Build to Rent approval process. The Homes and Communities Agency will continue to work with bidders until exchange of contracts in order to ensure value for money for taxpayers.</p><p>In addition to direct funding, the Government's Private Rented Sector Taskforce is continuing to build the private rented sector as an investment market and have identified £10 billion of domestic and foreign investment available in the private rented sector.</p><p>The Private Rented Sector Guarantees scheme will provide a government guarantee for up to £3.5 billion debt (plus an additional amount held in reserve) for borrowers investing in new build private rented sector homes across the UK. The guarantees will use the UK Government's hard earned fiscal credibility to help lower the cost of borrowing and incentivise investment in the sector. DCLG is open for business to issue direct guarantees and is actively discussing potential applications with a number of borrowers looking to invest in large scale developments. On 18 March, we also launched a procurement inviting bids from the market to be our delivery partner for Private Rented Sector Housing Debt Guarantees, with the aim of maximising take up of guarantees including for small and medium enterprises. My Department will be evaluating bids to perform the role in due course.</p><p><em>Infrastructure and development finance</em></p><p>The Get Britain Building investment fund has been provided over £500 million of finance to unlock smaller stalled sites. As at February 2014, it has helped kick start 11,893 new homes on stalled sites.</p><p>The Growing Places Fund is providing £770 million to deliver the infrastructure needed to unlock stalled schemes that will promoted economic growth, create jobs and build homes. The fund has been fully allocated to Local Enterprise Partnerships and the devolved administrations to fund local projects. Progress updates in June 2013 reported that £652 million of capital funding had been allocated to 305 projects across England. Local Enterprise Partnerships expect these projects to create 4,900 businesses, 94,000 jobs and 27,000 houses. A further update will be published in due course.</p><p>The £474 million Local Infrastructure Fund is helping to unlock large scale housing developments. To date, we have unlocked 15 sites capable of delivering almost 80,000 homes through a combination of financial and non-financial support. We are currently working to unlock a further 13 stalled schemes to deliver up to 40,000 new homes. In addition to the capital investment, we have made available £13 million of capacity funding to support local authorities in fulfilling their local housing ambitions.</p><p>The 2013 Autumn Statement also announced a further £1 billion to unlock development on large housing sites and a Prospectus inviting bids was published on 14 April. During the Easter Recess, we also published the Local Growth Fund (Housing Infrastructure) prospectus. This sets out the detail on how to access the £50 million part of the Local Growth Fund in 2015-16. It is designed to help speed up and restart housing developments between 250 and 1,499 units that have slowed down or stalled.</p><p>The 2014 Budget announced further funding for driving up housing supply including a £525 million Builders Finance Fund to provide development finance for small sites to support the construction of 15,000 new homes; the prospectus has also recently been published.</p><p>The Budget announced the intention to create an Urban Development Corporation for the Ebbsfleet area to accelerate the construction of a garden-city style development which will unlock up to 15,000 homes – with up to £200 million capital being made available. We have also published a prospectus to support further locally-led garden cities.</p><p>A new Estate Regeneration Fund of £150 million of recoverable investment will help kick start and accelerate the regeneration of some of our most deprived estates. And we will work with the Greater London Authority to support the regeneration of Brent Cross and unlock 11,000 homes at Barking Riverside.</p><p>We have also taken steps to scale back economically unrealistic Section 106 agreements, such as from the last Administration's housing bubble, which result in no housing development, no regeneration and no community benefits.</p><p><em>Self-build</em></p><p>The £30 million investment fund for Custom Build Homes is currently assessing loan funding of £22.6 million with the potential to deliver 270 homes. At the 2014 Budget, we announced that the Government will consult on a new ‘Right to Build' to give self builders a right to a plot from councils, a new £150 million investment fund to help provide up to 10,000 serviced building plots, and announced will we look to extend Help to Buy equity loan to custom builders. We have also exempted self-build from the Community Infrastructure Levy and we are consulting on a similar policy change for Section 106 tariffs.</p><p><em>Empty homes</em></p><p>This Government has provided £235 million of funding which aims to bring up to 12,000 homes back into use by March 2015.. This is part of a wider package of measures to get empty property back into productive use, in contrast to the last Administration's policy of wholesale demolition. The numbers of empty homes in England have fallen to a 10-year low, and the number of long-term vacant properties has fallen by around a third since 2009.</p><p><em>Public sector land</em></p><p>The Public Sector Land Programme has identified land with capacity for over 100,000 homes which we aim to release to the private sector by March 2015. At the end of December 2013, we had released land capable of delivering 68,000 homes to be built.</p><p>Through the Strategic Land and Property Review we have identified scope to generate £5 billion of receipts from government land and property between 2015 and 2020. This will put land and property into the hands of those who can exploit them for commercial purposes – creating opportunities for housing and economic development.</p><p>This was part of a series of measures to support brownfield development, as outlined in more detail in the answer of 3 April 2014, <em>Official Report</em>, House of Commons, Column 780W.</p><p><em>Improving the home buying process</em></p><p>To help reduce costs for buying a home, we have scrapped the last Administration's Home Information Packs which duplicated costs and were not trusted by buyers.</p><p>There is more to do, but I hope this illustrates how this Government's long-term economic plan is helping build more houses, help people move on and up the housing ladder and clean up the mess left by the last Administration.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
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star this property answer date less than 2014-04-08more like thismore than 2014-04-08
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
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star this property identifier HL6297 more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the breakdown of departmental spending in the Department for Communities and Local Government on catering, hospitality and refreshments in (1) 2008–09, and (2) 2009–10. more like this
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2013/14 more like this
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Baroness Seccombe more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>As recently outlined in the answer of 9 April 2014, <em>Official Report</em>, House of Commons, Column 239W, my Department has cut its spending on catering and hospitality from £553,230 in 2008-09 and £456,142 in 2009-10 to an estimated £36,000 in the year 2013-14 (the precise audited figure will be published in due course).</p><p>That answer outlines the rationale for the current spending, and notes that we no longer routinely incur any expenditure on refreshments for Ministers other than “de minimis” expenditure on tea and coffee for Ministers' meetings with external visitors, or on the rare occasion when Ministers undertake overnight stays on official business outside London.</p><p>In relation to the breakdown of previous spending:</p><p>Spend on hospitality through the Department's in-house Facilities Management Supplier was £457,667 in 2008-09 and £337,621 in 2009-10.</p><p>In addition, I have placed in the Library of the House, a table showing a list of individual transactions, through (a) Government Procurement Cards and (b) other suppliers, based on electronic records held by the Department.</p><p> </p>
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star this property answer date less than 2014-04-10more like thismore than 2014-04-10
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HM Treasury more like this
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star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has agreed to the Top Level Budget holder in the Ministry of Defence making ex-gratia payments to members of the armed forces wrongly disciplined under AGAI 67 following receipt of a police caution; what estimate he has made of the level of such payments; when such payments are to start; and if he will make a statement. more like this
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2013/14 more like this
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star this property tabling member constituency Bridgend more like this
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Mrs Madeleine Moon more like this
star this property title House of Commons Tabled Parliamentary Question 2013/14 195769 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p><strong>The Treasury delegates ex-gratia payments that are not novel or contentious to the Ministry of Defence, below an agreed threshold. The Ministry of Defence (MOD) may then delegate further to Top Level Budget holders with the agreement with Treasury.</strong></p><p> </p><p><strong>The MOD has not made any ex-gratia payments in response to claims from Armed Forces personnel that they had been wrongly disciplined under AGAI 67 on receipt of a police caution. </strong></p><p> </p> more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mrs Madeleine Moon more like this
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star this property answer date less than 2014-04-09more like thismore than 2014-04-09
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star this property ddp created less than 2014-04-07T22:02:15.997Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-07T22:02:15.997Z
star this property ddp modified less than 2015-02-07T03:34:02.763Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-07T03:34:02.763Z
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Department of Health more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
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star this property identifier 195596 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether funding allocated to Action on Smoking and Health may be used for campaigning purposes by that body under the terms on which it is allocated. more like this
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2013/14 more like this
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star this property tabling member constituency Shipley more like this
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Philip Davies more like this
star this property title House of Commons Tabled Parliamentary Question 2013/14 195596 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>Since 2011, the conditions for the grants provided to Action on Smoking and Health under the Department of Health's “Section 64 General Scheme of Grants to voluntary and Community Organisations” arrangements have explicitly set out that none of the funding provided by the Department should be intended or used for political lobbying or campaigning purposes.</p><p> </p><p>Advocacy work in support of the implementation of existing Government Tobacco Control policies and programmes of work is acceptable.</p><p> </p> more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Philip Davies more like this
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star this property answer date less than 2014-03-12more like thismore than 2014-03-12
star this property date less than 2014-03-10more like thismore than 2014-03-10
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star this property ddp created less than 2014-03-10T23:31:05.773Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-10T23:31:05.773Z
star this property ddp modified less than 2015-02-07T02:29:37.537Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-07T02:29:37.537Z
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
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star this property identifier 191376 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what his policy is on devolution of the Affordable Homes programme to (a) combined authorities and (b) local enterprise partnerships. more like this
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2013/14 more like this
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star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne East more like this
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Mr Nicholas Brown more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>Housing policy and the provision of affordable housing is not a function of combined authorities or Local Enterprise Partnerships.</p><p>Elected local councils act as both the local housing authorities and local planning authorities, and we should be cautious about any intervention which effectively transferred power upwards.</p><p>Notwithstanding, in the recent Affordable Homes Programme prospectus, we have stated that local authorities will want to engage in strategic dialogue with their Local Enterprise Partnerships when identifying key areas for economic growth.</p><p> </p> more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Nicholas Brown more like this