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star this property date less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
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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 pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the number of children housed in temporary accommodation in each year from 2005 to 2016. more like this
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
star this property uin HL995 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-09-11more like thismore than 2017-09-11
star this property answer text <p>Time spent in temporary accommodation means that no family with a child ever has to be without a roof over their heads. The number of households in temporary accommodation is well below the peak over a decade ago, in 2005.</p><p>But temporary accommodation is an intermediate measure. This government changed the law to allow councils to place families in decent and affordable private rented homes. This means homeless households do not have to wait as long for settled accommodation, spending less time in temporary accommodation.</p><p>We have also replaced DWP’s Temporary Accommodation Management Fee with a Flexible Homelessness Support Grant which local authorities can use more strategically to prevent and tackle homelessness. This amounts to £402m over the two years from 2017/18.</p><p>This government is implementing the most ambitious legislative reform in decades, the Homelessness Reduction Act, which significantly reforms England’s homelessness legislation, ensuring that more people get the help they need earlier to prevent them from becoming homeless in the first place.</p><p>The Act places duties on local authorities to intervene at earlier stages to prevent homelessness in their areas. It also requires local authorities to provide new homelessness services to all those affected, not just those who are protected under existing legislation.</p><p>I will place detailed figures in the Library of the House.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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HL993 more like this
HL994 more like this
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less than 2017-09-11T14:53:48.983Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-11T14:53:48.983Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
753306
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star this property date less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
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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 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 Her Majesty's Government how many households were housed in temporary accommodation in each year from 2005 to 2016. more like this
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
star this property uin HL994 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-09-11more like thismore than 2017-09-11
star this property answer text <p>Time spent in temporary accommodation means that no family with a child ever has to be without a roof over their heads. The number of households in temporary accommodation is well below the peak over a decade ago, in 2005.</p><p>But temporary accommodation is an intermediate measure. This government changed the law to allow councils to place families in decent and affordable private rented homes. This means homeless households do not have to wait as long for settled accommodation, spending less time in temporary accommodation.</p><p>We have also replaced DWP’s Temporary Accommodation Management Fee with a Flexible Homelessness Support Grant which local authorities can use more strategically to prevent and tackle homelessness. This amounts to £402m over the two years from 2017/18.</p><p>This government is implementing the most ambitious legislative reform in decades, the Homelessness Reduction Act, which significantly reforms England’s homelessness legislation, ensuring that more people get the help they need earlier to prevent them from becoming homeless in the first place.</p><p>The Act places duties on local authorities to intervene at earlier stages to prevent homelessness in their areas. It also requires local authorities to provide new homelessness services to all those affected, not just those who are protected under existing legislation.</p><p>I will place detailed figures in the Library of the House.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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HL993 more like this
HL995 more like this
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less than 2017-09-11T14:53:48.933Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-11T14:53:48.933Z
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4282
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth remove filter
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4153
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
753305
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star this property date less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
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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 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 Her Majesty's Government how many households were accepted as unintentionally homeless in each year from 2005 to 2016. more like this
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
star this property uin HL993 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-09-11more like thismore than 2017-09-11
star this property answer text <p>Time spent in temporary accommodation means that no family with a child ever has to be without a roof over their heads. The number of households in temporary accommodation is well below the peak over a decade ago, in 2005.</p><p>But temporary accommodation is an intermediate measure. This government changed the law to allow councils to place families in decent and affordable private rented homes. This means homeless households do not have to wait as long for settled accommodation, spending less time in temporary accommodation.</p><p>We have also replaced DWP’s Temporary Accommodation Management Fee with a Flexible Homelessness Support Grant which local authorities can use more strategically to prevent and tackle homelessness. This amounts to £402m over the two years from 2017/18.</p><p>This government is implementing the most ambitious legislative reform in decades, the Homelessness Reduction Act, which significantly reforms England’s homelessness legislation, ensuring that more people get the help they need earlier to prevent them from becoming homeless in the first place.</p><p>The Act places duties on local authorities to intervene at earlier stages to prevent homelessness in their areas. It also requires local authorities to provide new homelessness services to all those affected, not just those who are protected under existing legislation.</p><p>I will place detailed figures in the Library of the House.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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HL994 more like this
HL995 more like this
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less than 2017-09-11T14:53:48.857Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-11T14:53:48.857Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
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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
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 Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the incidence of abuse and violence conducted by occupants of short-term holiday lets on neighbouring long-term residents; and what evidence they have for that assessment. more like this
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Baroness Gardner of Parkes more like this
star this property uin HL977 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 2017-08-01more like thismore than 2017-08-01
star this property answer text <p>The Government has not made an assessment. Agencies have strong powers for tackling anti-social behaviour through the Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act, requiring landlords to deal with nuisance.</p><p>Residents affected can request from their Local Authority an Anti-Social Behaviour Case Review - also called Community Trigger – in which they can insist on a multi-agency review of their case if they have reported the problem three times in the past six months and yet the problem has not yet been resolved</p><p>Any incidence of abuse or violence should be reported to the police. The police and local authorities have a significant range of powers and we expect these to be used, putting the needs of victims at the heart of their response, promptly and proportionately.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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less than 2017-08-01T15:19:27.477Zmore like thismore than 2017-08-01T15:19:27.477Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Gardner of Parkes more like this
753288
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star this property date less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
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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
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to take action to ensure that short-term holiday letting agents conduct checks on the rights of tenants to sub-let their properties. more like this
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Baroness Gardner of Parkes more like this
star this property uin HL976 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 2017-08-01more like thismore than 2017-08-01
star this property answer text <p>Whether a property is sublet in a manner which is contrary to the terms of a lease is a matter to be resolved between the leaseholder and the freeholder. Where there are disputes, the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) can adjudicate.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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less than 2017-08-01T15:18:50.987Zmore like thismore than 2017-08-01T15:18:50.987Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth remove filter
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3596
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Gardner of Parkes more like this
753287
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star this property date less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
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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
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what proposals they have to protect long-term residents from the adverse impacts of unlawful short-term holiday lets in neighbouring properties. more like this
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Baroness Gardner of Parkes more like this
star this property uin HL975 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-08-01more like thismore than 2017-08-01
star this property answer text <p>The Government supports the sharing economy, and welcomes Airbnb’s recent decision to amend its systems so that entire home listings in London are not available for more than 90 nights in any given year without appropriate planning permission. The Government also welcomes the formation of the UK Short Term Accommodation Association and its work to develop an industry code of conduct.</p><p>Changes in section 44 of the Deregulation Act in no way weaken existing protection for residents against statutory nuisances and anti-social behaviour.</p><p>Where short term lets breach the rules, responsibility for enforcement lies with the local authority, as it does for any breaches of planning control, and householders who breach the rules face significant fines.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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less than 2017-08-01T15:18:25.207Zmore like thismore than 2017-08-01T15:18:25.207Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Gardner of Parkes more like this
751180
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star this property date less than 2017-07-12more like thismore than 2017-07-12
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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 pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government, further to the remarks of Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth on 5 July (HL Deb, col 899), whether they will produce the necessary resources to ensure that the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea have sufficient funds to cover discretionary housing payments for as long as they are needed. more like this
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
star this property uin HL777 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-09-11more like thismore than 2017-09-11
star this property answer text <p>We have relaxed the benefit rules for anyone affected by the Grenfell Tower fire, which means that payments from the Grenfell Tower residents’ discretionary fund do not affect any social security benefit.</p><p>Guidance issued to local authorities on 23 June 2017, re-enforced that former Grenfell residents should be treated as a priority for Discretionary Housing Payments (DHP) and local authorities in the surrounding areas have confirmed that they would see former residents as a priority for DHP funding where needed, following the 12 month rent free period.</p><p>The guidance (attached) can be found at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/hb-bulletin-u32017-discretionary-housing-payments-to-former-residents-of-grenfell-tower" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/hb-bulletin-u32017-discretionary-housing-payments-to-former-residents-of-grenfell-tower</a></p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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less than 2017-09-11T16:56:57.877Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-11T16:56:57.877Z
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star this property file name 170911 Discretionery Housing Payments HL777.pdf more like this
star this property title Discretionary housing payments more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
753345
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star this property date less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
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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
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to stop negotiations relating to the Sheffield City Region devolution deal if the four South Yorkshire councils do not commit to that deal. more like this
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Lord Scriven more like this
star this property uin HL1033 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-08-01more like thismore than 2017-08-01
star this property answer text <p>The Government agreed a devolution deal with Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham, and Sheffield in 2015, and to which the four councils reaffirmed their commitment in 2016 and 2017 when consenting to Parliamentary Orders establishing the mayoral election for May 2018. It is now for the councils to take the remaining steps - to hold a public consultation on the proposed devolution of powers and consent to the order needed, subject to Parliamentary approval, for the full implementation of the deal.</p><p>No further proposals have been put forward to the Government.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL1032 more like this
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less than 2017-08-01T15:17:21.973Zmore like thismore than 2017-08-01T15:17:21.973Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Scriven more like this
753344
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star this property date less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
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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
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government whether they support (1) a Yorkshire-wide devolution deal, and (2) West Yorkshire and South Yorkshire devolution deals. more like this
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Lord Scriven more like this
star this property uin HL1032 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-08-01more like thismore than 2017-08-01
star this property answer text <p>The Government agreed a devolution deal with Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham, and Sheffield in 2015, and to which the four councils reaffirmed their commitment in 2016 and 2017 when consenting to Parliamentary Orders establishing the mayoral election for May 2018. It is now for the councils to take the remaining steps - to hold a public consultation on the proposed devolution of powers and consent to the order needed, subject to Parliamentary approval, for the full implementation of the deal.</p><p>No further proposals have been put forward to the Government.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL1033 more like this
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less than 2017-08-01T15:17:22.053Zmore like thismore than 2017-08-01T15:17:22.053Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Scriven more like this
753338
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star this property date less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
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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
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government whether they will place in the Library of the House a copy of the letter reported to have been sent to social housing providers encouraging them to retro-fit sprinklers following the Lakanal House fire in 2009. more like this
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Baroness Pinnock more like this
star this property uin HL1026 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-08-01more like thismore than 2017-08-01
star this property answer text <p>The Department wrote to all social housing providers in 2013, encouraging them to act on the recommendations in a Coroner’s report into firefighter deaths which occurred at Shirley Towers in Southampton in April 2010. That letter encouraged providers to consider the retrofitting of sprinklers in older residential tower blocks. A copy of the letter has been placed in the Library of the House.</p><p>The Department then reinforced the content of that letter in its response to the Coroner’s report into the Lakanal House Fire – a copy of which can be found at</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/205567/Annex_B_-_SoS_DCLG_Rule_43_response.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/205567/Annex_B_-_SoS_DCLG_Rule_43_response.pdf</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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less than 2017-08-01T15:17:55.817Zmore like thismore than 2017-08-01T15:17:55.817Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Pinnock more like this