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64665
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-06-30more like thismore than 2014-06-30
answering body
Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept id 7 more like this
answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
hansard heading Fire Services: Pensions 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 Communities and Local Government, if he will publish the research on the effect of age on aerobic capacity used by the Government in developing proposals regarding firefighters' pensions. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South remove filter
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 203129 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-07-03more like thismore than 2014-07-03
answer text <p> </p><p>The Government commissioned report <em>Normal Pension Age for Firefighters</em> found that there was no reason why every firefighter who stayed physically fit could not remain operational until age 60. It also found that where firefighters do lose their fitness, the vast majority are able to regain their fitness levels following a period of extra training. The report can be found at <a href="http://www.clg.heywood.co.uk/node/658" target="_blank">http://www.clg.heywood.co.uk/node/658</a>.</p><p> </p><p>There is no single fitness standard in fire and rescue authorities and Dr Williams' assessment was based on current practices amongst fire and rescue authorities.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Fitness regimes are a matter for local fire authorities as employers and no direct changes to this are being made with the 2015 scheme, which has the same pension age of 60 years as the firefighters pension scheme introduced in 2006.</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Great Yarmouth remove filter
answering member printed Brandon Lewis more like this
grouped question UIN 203128 more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-07-03T15:36:17.5215259Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
answering member
4009
label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
64666
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-06-30more like thismore than 2014-06-30
answering body
Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept id 7 more like this
answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
hansard heading Fire Services 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 Communities and Local Government, what research his Department has undertaken into the aerobic capacity required by the occupation fitness standards used by fire services that guarantees that firefighters are safe and effective in their ability to complete necessary roles within their occupation. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South remove filter
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 203128 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-07-03more like thismore than 2014-07-03
answer text <p> </p><p>The Government commissioned report <em>Normal Pension Age for Firefighters</em> found that there was no reason why every firefighter who stayed physically fit could not remain operational until age 60. It also found that where firefighters do lose their fitness, the vast majority are able to regain their fitness levels following a period of extra training. The report can be found at <a href="http://www.clg.heywood.co.uk/node/658" target="_blank">http://www.clg.heywood.co.uk/node/658</a>.</p><p> </p><p>There is no single fitness standard in fire and rescue authorities and Dr Williams' assessment was based on current practices amongst fire and rescue authorities.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Fitness regimes are a matter for local fire authorities as employers and no direct changes to this are being made with the 2015 scheme, which has the same pension age of 60 years as the firefighters pension scheme introduced in 2006.</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Great Yarmouth remove filter
answering member printed Brandon Lewis more like this
grouped question UIN 203129 more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-07-03T15:36:17.5995754Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-03T15:36:17.5995754Z
answering member
4009
label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
64667
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-06-30more like thismore than 2014-06-30
answering body
Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept id 7 more like this
answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
hansard heading Fire Services: Pensions 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 Communities and Local Government, what his policy is on the granting of full pensions to firefighters over 55 years old who are forced to retire due to naturally declining fitness levels. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South remove filter
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 203130 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-07-03more like thismore than 2014-07-03
answer text <p> </p><p>If a firefighter is permanently incapacitated so as to be unable to undertake their role they will be eligible for an ill-health pension. Where a firefighter is not permanently incapacitated, fire and rescue authorities will support a firefighter in regaining their fitness. An independent report found that the vast majority of firefighters who lose their fitness will regain it following remedial training.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The New Firefighters' Pension Scheme 2006 provides fire and rescue authorities with the discretion to pay an unreduced pension to a firefighter having regard to the costs of the case and the economical, efficient and effective management of their functions; the draft Firefighters' Pension Scheme 2015 regulations contain a similar provision. In early June we made an offer to the Fire Brigades Union to work with the employers to develop a common approach to the use of this discretion. The Union rejected that offer and announced further strike action. Further details can be found in my letter of 5 June to the Chairmen of Fire and Rescue Authorities at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/318086/Letter_from_Brandon_Lewis_on_strike_action_5_June_2014_2.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/318086/Letter_from_Brandon_Lewis_on_strike_action_5_June_2014_2.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>I have placed a copy in the Library of the House.</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Great Yarmouth remove filter
answering member printed Brandon Lewis more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-07-03T15:39:01.3348443Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-03T15:39:01.3348443Z
answering member
4009
label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
64668
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-06-30more like thismore than 2014-06-30
answering body
Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept id 7 more like this
answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
hansard heading Fire Services: Industrial Disputes 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 Communities and Local Government, if his Department will investigate the adequacy of the London Fire Brigade and other fire and rescue services' contingency arrangements for strikes. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South remove filter
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 203131 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-07-03more like thismore than 2014-07-03
answer text <p> </p><p>I refer the hon. Member to my answer to the hon. Member for West Ham (Lyn Brown) on 30 June 2014, <em>Official Report</em> Column 409-410W.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Great Yarmouth remove filter
answering member printed Brandon Lewis more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-07-03T15:38:01.0863556Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-03T15:38:01.0863556Z
answering member
4009
label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
64669
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-06-30more like thismore than 2014-06-30
answering body
Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept id 7 more like this
answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
hansard heading Fire Services: Industrial Disputes 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 Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to ensure that fire and rescue services are providing adequate training to resilience crews to maintain the safety of the public in strikes and on similar occasions. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South remove filter
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 203132 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-07-03more like thismore than 2014-07-03
answer text <p> </p><p>The responsibility for training resilience crews for industrial action by the Fire Brigades Union, is entirely a matter for individual fire and rescue authorities.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Great Yarmouth remove filter
answering member printed Brandon Lewis more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-07-03T15:37:08.9324686Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-03T15:37:08.9324686Z
answering member
4009
label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
164445
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-11-24more like thismore than 2014-11-24
answering body
Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept id 7 more like this
answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
hansard heading Private Rented Housing: Evictions 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 Communities and Local Government, if he will estimate the number of households in the private rented sector which have been evicted by their landlords in retaliation for asking a landlord to improve poor or dangerous conditions in 2013-14. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South remove filter
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 215758 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-11-27more like thismore than 2014-11-27
answer text <p>This information is not held centrally.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Great Yarmouth remove filter
answering member printed Brandon Lewis more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-11-27T16:06:03.953Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-27T16:06:03.953Z
answering member
4009
label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
164446
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-11-24more like thismore than 2014-11-24
answering body
Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept id 7 more like this
answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
hansard heading Private Rented Housing: Evictions 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 Communities and Local Government, what steps the Government is taking to protect renters in the private rented sector from being evicted in retaliation for making complaints to landlords about their properties. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South remove filter
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 215759 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-11-27more like thismore than 2014-11-27
answer text <p>We have given our backing in principle to my hon. Friend, the Member for Brent Central's (Sarah Teather) Tenancies (Reform) Bill, which seeks to protect tenants from the small minority of rogue landlords who, rather than meet their legal duty to keep their properties at a reasonable standard and remove health and safety hazards, instead evict tenants simply for asking for essential repairs to be made.</p><p> </p><p>But we need to ensure that the Bill does not impose unfair burdens on the whole sector, as the overwhelming majority of landlords are responsible. The Bill should be balanced, such that tenants cannot make vexatious complaints, and that it does not bring in excessive red tape.</p><p> </p><p>The Bill will have its 2nd reading on 28 November, and this will give the House an opportunity to debate its merits.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Great Yarmouth remove filter
answering member printed Brandon Lewis more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-11-27T16:57:03.577Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-27T16:57:03.577Z
answering member
4009
label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
previous answer version
30499
answering member constituency Great Yarmouth more like this
answering member printed Brandon Lewis more like this
answering member
4009
label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
226232
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-09more like thismore than 2015-03-09
answering body
Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept id 7 more like this
answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
hansard heading Sewage 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 Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that previously contaminated sewage works are adequately decontaminated when they are closed down and repurposed. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South remove filter
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 908019 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-12more like thismore than 2015-03-12
answer text <p>When dealing with land that may be affected by contamination, the planning system works alongside a number of other regimes including the contaminated land regime under Part 2A of the Environmental Protection Act 1990. We have underlined in national planning policy and guidance that the implications of contamination for a new development should be considered by the local planning authority to the extent that it is not addressed by other regimes. Planning decisions should ensure that a site is suitable for its new use taking account of arising from previous uses and any proposals for land remediation.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Great Yarmouth remove filter
answering member printed Brandon Lewis more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-12T16:13:15.727Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-12T16:13:15.727Z
answering member
4009
label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
384651
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-06-22more like thismore than 2015-06-22
answering body
Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept id 7 more like this
answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
hansard heading Right to Buy Scheme 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 Communities and Local Government, what the replacement rate of council homes sold through the right to buy scheme has been in (a) Coventry, (b) the West Midlands and (c) nationally for each year since 2012. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South remove filter
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 3462 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-06-25more like thismore than 2015-06-25
answer text <p>Statistics on quarterly Right to Buy replacement starts of dwellings for each local authority district in England are published in the Department’s live table 693 here:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/live-tables-on-social-housing-sales" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/live-tables-on-social-housing-sales</a></p><p>The estimates of ‘replacement’ starts on site and acquisitions are a proxy for the number of replacement homes delivered using Right to Buy receipts.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Great Yarmouth remove filter
answering member printed Brandon Lewis more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-06-25T13:25:13.897Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-25T13:25:13.897Z
answering member
4009
label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
387490
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-07-02more like thismore than 2015-07-02
answering body
Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept id 7 more like this
answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
hansard heading Housing: Construction 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 Communities and Local Government, what estimate his Department has made of the total number of houses to be built in the UK in each of the next five years. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South remove filter
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 5507 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-07-07more like thismore than 2015-07-07
answer text <p>My Department does not produce forecasts of houses to be built in the UK.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Great Yarmouth remove filter
answering member printed Brandon Lewis more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-07-07T13:49:57.543Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-07T13:49:57.543Z
answering member
4009
label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this