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star this property date less than 2015-11-26more like thismore than 2015-11-26
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Charities more like this
unstar 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 Minister for the Cabinet Office, what plans he has to support charities during this Parliament. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harrow East remove filter
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Bob Blackman more like this
star this property uin 902473 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-12-09more like thismore than 2015-12-09
star this property answer text <p>In the last five years the number of registered charities has increased by over 2,000, and the sector’s annual income has grown by over £10bn.</p><p /> <p>Looking ahead, the Government’s priority is supporting a strong, independent, transparent and accountable voluntary sector. Plans will include a focus on outcomes based commissioning, restoring public trust in fundraising and strengthening the Charity Commission to protect charities from abuse through the Charities Bill.</p><br /> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading East more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Rob Wilson more like this
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less than 2015-12-09T16:59:18.84Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-09T16:59:18.84Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Rob Wilson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Bob Blackman more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-07-21more like thismore than 2016-07-21
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Cabinet Committees: Airports more like this
unstar 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 Minister for the Cabinet Office, what plans he has to re-establish the Economic Affairs (Airports) sub-Committee. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harrow East remove filter
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Bob Blackman more like this
star this property uin 43921 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-09-09more like thismore than 2016-09-09
star this property answer text <p>A full updated list of the Cabinet Committees will be published in the coming weeks. In line with the previous arrangements, there will be a Cabinet sub-Committee to consider airport capacity in the South East of England.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Ipswich more like this
star this property answering member printed Ben Gummer more like this
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less than 2016-09-09T12:19:18.04Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-09T12:19:18.04Z
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star this property label Biography information for Ben Gummer more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Bob Blackman more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-04-23more like thismore than 2018-04-23
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Church Commissioners more like this
star this property answering dept id 9 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Church Commissioners more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Church Commissioners more like this
star this property hansard heading Out-of-school Education more like this
unstar 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 Honourable Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, could she update the House on the view of the Church of England’s Education Office following the publication of the Government’s response to the Out-of-school education consultation. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harrow East remove filter
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Bob Blackman more like this
star this property uin 136983 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-05-30more like thismore than 2018-05-30
star this property answer text <p>Following the publication of the findings from the Department for Education’s consultation on out-of-school education, the Church of England’s Chief Education Officer, the Revd Nigel Genders, said: “We welcome the Government’s response to the consultation and the proposals to focus resources and energy on the areas of most concern rather than creating unhelpful bureaucracy.” The Church of England will go on working with Government on any proposal that would achieve this outcome.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Meriden more like this
star this property answering member printed Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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less than 2018-05-30T14:33:00.093Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-30T14:33:00.093Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Bob Blackman more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-10-25more like thismore than 2018-10-25
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Motor Vehicles: Hire Services more like this
unstar 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 Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment he has made of the accountability of the vehicle rental industry to its customers; and how many complaints his Department has received on that industry in the last twelve months. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harrow East remove filter
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Bob Blackman more like this
star this property uin 183921 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-02more like thismore than 2018-11-02
star this property answer text <p>The Department has not undertaken a specific assessment of the accountability of the vehicle hire industry.</p><p> </p><p>In the last 12 months BEIS has received 5 complaints about consumer protection relating to the vehicle hire industry.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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less than 2018-11-02T14:36:31.58Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-02T14:36:31.58Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Bob Blackman more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-02-23more like thismore than 2016-02-23
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Higher Education: Antisemitism more like this
unstar 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 Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps he is taking with university vice chancellors to encourage action to prevent threats of physical violence against Jewish students and connected parties. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harrow East remove filter
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Bob Blackman more like this
star this property uin 28093 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-03-16more like thismore than 2016-03-16
star this property answer text <p>There is no place in our society, including higher education, for bigotry, hatred and any form of racism such as anti-Semitism. We expect universities to act swiftly to investigate and address any anti-Semitic incidents reported to them.</p><p>Responsibility for ensuring students do not face harassment, abuse or violence rests with individual institutions, as a clear part of their duties under the 2010 Equality Act.</p><p>The higher education sector is committed to tackling discrimination and challenging intolerance on campus. Bodies such as Universities UK (UUK), Guild HE and the Equality Challenge Unit provide support to institutions to help discharge their responsibilities through the provision of practical guidance, discussion and networking events to help share best practice across the sector.</p><p>In addition, at the request of the Government, UUK have set up a task force to consider what more can be done to address harassment on campus, including on the basis of religion and belief. The Union of Jewish Students are part of the wider advisory group.</p><p>It was extremely disappointing that a recent event organised by the Kings College Israel Society was disrupted by aggression and violent scenes. Kings College have undertaken a review of what happened and have implemented some changes to their procedures as a result. It is completely unacceptable for legitimate free speech to be shut down on our universities campuses through intimidation and harassment and we will continue to fully support university leaders who take a strong stance on this.</p><p>I recently wrote to the Vice-Chancellor of Oxford to raise my concerns about reports of anti-Semitic behaviour by members of the Oxford University Labour Club and to reiterate that universities have a clear responsibility to ensure the safety of all their students and to seek her reassurance that the allegations are being fully investigated.</p><p>The Prevent Duty, introduced in September 2015, requires institutions to risk assess events and speakers and put in place whatever mitigation is required to ensure that events are protected from those trying to prevent free speech. It is important that universities protect the core values of freedom of speech and academic enquiry but also take seriously the risks associated with any form of extremism at universities.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Orpington more like this
star this property answering member printed Joseph Johnson more like this
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less than 2016-03-16T15:34:59.45Zmore like thismore than 2016-03-16T15:34:59.45Z
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star this property label Biography information for Joseph Johnson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Bob Blackman more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-06-20more like thismore than 2016-06-20
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Tata Steel more like this
unstar 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 Business, Innovation and Skills, what discussions he has had with Tata UK on that company's sale of carbon credits and its pension fund deficit; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harrow East remove filter
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Bob Blackman more like this
star this property uin 40994 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-06-28more like thismore than 2016-06-28
star this property answer text <p>Department for Business, Innovation and Skills Ministers have held a number of meetings with Tata at which a wide range of issues impacting Tata’s business have been raised. These continue to be explored as part of our wider package of Government support for UK Steel. In addition, on 26 May 2016, the Department for Work and Pensions launched a consultation on the options for the British Steel Pension Scheme. The consultation has now closed and the responses are being considered carefully.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Broxtowe more like this
star this property answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
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less than 2016-06-28T10:38:18.377Zmore like thismore than 2016-06-28T10:38:18.377Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Bob Blackman more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-03-16more like thismore than 2016-03-16
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
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
star this property hansard heading Housing: Greater London more like this
unstar 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 Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effect of proposed changes to the National Planning Framework for London on the (a) availability and (b) affordability of housing in London. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harrow East remove filter
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Bob Blackman more like this
star this property uin 31303 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-03-21more like thismore than 2016-03-21
star this property answer text <p>The proposed changes to the National Planning Policy Framework reaffirm this Government’s commitment to increasing the supply of housing in sustainable locations. Consultation on our proposed changes closed on 22 February and we are currently analysing the responses.</p><p>We have doubled the housing budget to help deliver our ambition of one million new homes and are committed to spending £8 billion to deliver over 400,000 affordable housing starts by 2021. Negotiations over the financial settlement to deliver affordable housing within London are continuing.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Great Yarmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Brandon Lewis more like this
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less than 2016-03-21T17:15:02.29Zmore like thismore than 2016-03-21T17:15:02.29Z
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star this property label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Bob Blackman more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-03-16more like thismore than 2016-03-16
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
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
star this property hansard heading Housing more like this
unstar 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 Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of encouraging increased residential density around business and transport hubs to reduce community demand on public and private transport. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harrow East remove filter
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Bob Blackman more like this
star this property uin 31331 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-03-21more like thismore than 2016-03-21
star this property answer text <p>There are some specific circumstances where there are clear opportunities for having higher density housing development while creating high quality, safe and attractive places to live.</p><p>Last December we consulted on changes to national planning policy to encourage higher densities around commuter hubs, and will publish our response to this consultation in due course.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Great Yarmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Brandon Lewis more like this
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less than 2016-03-21T17:13:39.54Zmore like thismore than 2016-03-21T17:13:39.54Z
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star this property label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Bob Blackman more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-03-16more like thismore than 2016-03-16
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
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
star this property hansard heading Housing: Construction more like this
unstar 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 Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department has taken to encourage the development of small sites by small builders; and whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential effect of deferring payment of the community infrastructure levy for sites of less than 50 units until those properties are placed on the market on the development of such sites. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harrow East remove filter
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Bob Blackman more like this
star this property uin 31362 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-03-29more like thismore than 2016-03-29
star this property answer text <p>Increasing the number of homes is a top priority for this Government and helping smaller builders to contribute is key. Self builders are exempt from the Community Infrastructure Levy and charging authorities may offer relief from the levy in exceptional circumstances where a specific scheme cannot afford to pay it.</p><p>We brought forward policy to exempt sites of less than 10 units from making affordable housing and tariff style contributions through section 106 planning obligations, which was subsequently quashed by the courts. We have appealed this decision and we are awaiting the judgment from the Court of Appeal.</p><p>The Government is currently undertaking a review of the Community Infrastructure Levy, through an independent panel, to assess the extent to which the levy provides an effective mechanism for funding infrastructure, and to recommend changes that would improve its operation in support of the Government’s wider housing and growth objectives. The review, amongst other issues, will be looking at the relationship between the levy and section 106, including how they work together in practice.</p><p /><p><br></p>
star this property answering member constituency Great Yarmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Brandon Lewis more like this
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less than 2016-03-29T14:13:11.087Zmore like thismore than 2016-03-29T14:13:11.087Z
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star this property label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Bob Blackman more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-04-20more like thismore than 2016-04-20
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
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
star this property hansard heading Social Rented Housing: Greater London more like this
unstar 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 Communities and Local Government, what steps he plans to take to ensure the adequacy of provision of affordable homes to rent to help house London's homeless population. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harrow East remove filter
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Bob Blackman more like this
star this property uin 34796 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-04-29more like thismore than 2016-04-29
star this property answer text <p>The Government has committed to investing £8 billion to deliver over 400,000 affordable housing starts across the country.</p><p>Also we are providing £110 million to tackle rough sleeping and homelessness. This will deliver at least 2,000 accommodation places and will support projects helping to get people off the streets.</p><p>We have invested more than £500 million since 2010 to help local authorities prevent almost one million households from becoming homeless.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Great Yarmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Brandon Lewis more like this
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less than 2016-04-29T11:48:31.927Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-29T11:48:31.927Z
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star this property label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Bob Blackman more like this