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1128420
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
answering body
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept id 7 more like this
answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government remove filter
hansard heading Leasehold: Reform 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 Housing, Communities and Local Government, when his Department will publish its response to the technical consultation on implementing reforms to the leasehold system which closed in November 2018. more like this
tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Matthew Offord more like this
uin 257605 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
answer text <p><br> The Government is committed to promoting fairness and transparency for leaseholders and freeholders and ensuring that consumers are protected from abuse and poor service</p><p><br> We will publish the Government's response to the technical consultation on <em>Implementing reforms to the leasehold system in England</em> shortly.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South Derbyshire more like this
answering member printed Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-10T15:56:14.217Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-10T15:56:14.217Z
answering member
4053
label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
tabling member
4006
label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord remove filter
1123975
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-04-30more like thismore than 2019-04-30
answering body
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept id 7 more like this
answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government remove filter
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 Housing, Communities and Local Government, when his Department plans to announce its decision on the proposal to make permanent the permitted development right for larger single storey rear extensions to houses. more like this
tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Matthew Offord more like this
uin 249266 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
answer text <p>As set out in the Written Ministerial Statement of 13 March 2018, HCWS1408, we will make the permitted development right for larger householder extensions permanent. Regulations to bring this measure into force were laid on 3 May.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency North West Hampshire more like this
answering member printed Kit Malthouse more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-09T13:19:19.117Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-09T13:19:19.117Z
answering member
4495
label Biography information for Kit Malthouse more like this
tabling member
4006
label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord remove filter
1110947
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-04-10more like thismore than 2019-04-10
answering body
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept id 7 more like this
answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government remove filter
hansard heading Non-domestic Rates 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 Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps the Department its taking to ensure the affordability of business rates. more like this
tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Matthew Offord more like this
uin 243410 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-17more like thismore than 2019-04-17
answer text <p>Since Budget 2016 the Government has introduced a range of business rates measures in England, worth over £13 billion over the next five years. These include doubling Small Business Rate Relief from 50 per cent to 100 per cent for eligible businesses and raising the threshold for 100 per cent relief from £6,000 to £12,000. As a result, over 655,000 small businesses –a third of all rateable properties – pay no business rates at all. We have also switched the annual indexation of business rates from the retail price index to the consumer price index, representing a cut in business rates every year. Switching to CPI will help all ratepayers and save them over £6 billion over the next five years. The retail discount announced at the Budget provides eligible retailers with a third off their bills for two years from April 2019.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Richmond (Yorks) more like this
answering member printed Rishi Sunak more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-04-17T14:24:25.717Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-17T14:24:25.717Z
answering member
4483
label Biography information for Rishi Sunak more like this
tabling member
4006
label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord remove filter
1082626
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-03-06more like thismore than 2019-03-06
answering body
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept id 7 more like this
answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government remove filter
hansard heading Local Government 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 Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent steps his Department has taken to support local authorities' preparations for the UK leaving the EU. more like this
tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Matthew Offord more like this
uin 229164 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-03-15more like thismore than 2019-03-15
answer text <p>Government is working hard to provide local authorities with the support and information they need to prepare for Brexit. The Secretary of State has allocated over £58 million to help councils prepare for Brexit. The Department's programme of Brexit events for local government has been attended by more than 350 senior local government officers, representing more than 200 councils. The Department has created a network of nine regional council chief executives across England, working alongside the Local Government Association, to act as a vital communications link with the local government sector.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Richmond (Yorks) more like this
answering member printed Rishi Sunak more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-03-15T14:26:09.537Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-15T14:26:09.537Z
answering member
4483
label Biography information for Rishi Sunak more like this
tabling member
4006
label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord remove filter
1110945
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-04-10more like thismore than 2019-04-10
answering body
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept id 7 more like this
answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government remove filter
hansard heading Business Premises: Rents 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 Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent assessment his Department has made of trends in the level of commercial rents levied in London in the last five years. more like this
tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Matthew Offord more like this
uin 243408 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-17more like thismore than 2019-04-17
answer text <p>The Department does not hold the information requested, as the level of rent paid by the tenant of a commercial property is agreed by the landlord and tenant on an individual basis and this information is not reported centrally to the Department.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Richmond (Yorks) more like this
answering member printed Rishi Sunak more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-04-17T14:22:27.93Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-17T14:22:27.93Z
answering member
4483
label Biography information for Rishi Sunak more like this
tabling member
4006
label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord remove filter
1138857
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
answering body
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept id 7 more like this
answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government remove filter
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 Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent assessment he has made of the environmental sustainability of residential properties smaller than 13 square metres constructed under permitted development rights. more like this
tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Matthew Offord more like this
uin 277168 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
answer text <p>New homes in England, whether granted permission on an application or through a permitted development right, are required to meet Building Regulations.</p><p>We announced in Written Ministerial Statement HCWS 1408 our intention to review permitted development rights for the conversion of buildings to residential use in respect of the quality standard of homes delivered.</p> more like this
answering member constituency North West Hampshire more like this
answering member printed Kit Malthouse more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-18T13:01:12.317Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-18T13:01:12.317Z
answering member
4495
label Biography information for Kit Malthouse more like this
tabling member
4006
label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord remove filter
1141621
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
answering body
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept id 7 more like this
answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government remove filter
hansard heading Property Development: Climate Change 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 Housing, Communities and Local Government, what guidance his Department has provided to local authorities on ensuring that property development plans tackles climate change. more like this
tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Matthew Offord more like this
uin 281729 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-09-04more like thismore than 2019-09-04
answer text <p>The National Planning Policy Framework and its accompanying planning practice guidance provide clear expectations on adaptation and resilience to a changing climate. All development plans should take a proactive approach to mitigating and adapting to climate change, taking account of the implications for flood risk, coastal change, water supply, biodiversity, landscapes and risks of overheating from rising temperatures.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Tatton more like this
answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-09-04T12:37:35.05Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-04T12:37:35.05Z
answering member
4084
label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
tabling member
4006
label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord remove filter
1110557
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-04-09more like thismore than 2019-04-09
answering body
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept id 7 more like this
answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government remove filter
hansard heading Housing: Sales 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 Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate his Department has made of the number and proportion of residential property transactions that do not complete the legal purchase process in the latest period for which figures are available. more like this
tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Matthew Offord more like this
uin 242798 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-17more like thismore than 2019-04-17
answer text <p>The Government does not collect data on the number of housing transactions which fall through. Anecdotal evidence suggests that the fall through rate is around 25 per cent, which is why the Government is working with industry to trial reservation agreements which will increase commitment between buyers and sellers and should reduce the failure rate.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Richmond (Yorks) more like this
answering member printed Rishi Sunak more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-04-17T13:15:07.897Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-17T13:15:07.897Z
answering member
4483
label Biography information for Rishi Sunak more like this
tabling member
4006
label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord remove filter
1125159
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
answering body
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept id 7 more like this
answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government remove filter
hansard heading Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Bullying 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 Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the number of cases of bullying and harassment that have been recorded against managers in his Department in each of the last five years. more like this
tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Matthew Offord more like this
uin 251310 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
answer text <p>The number of bullying or harassment cases recorded against managers in this department in each of the last five years are as follows:</p><p>2014/15 – none recorded</p><p>2015/16 – none recorded</p><p>2016/17 – none recorded</p><p>2017/18 – three cases recorded against managers</p><p>2018/19 – three cases recorded against managers</p><p>Bullying and harassment has no place in any workplace, including the Civil Service. The department is strengthening the routes for staff to report bullying and harassment to ensure that all staff are fully supported throughout the process, and to ensure cultures are positive and inclusive.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Rossendale and Darwen more like this
answering member printed Jake Berry more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-14T15:56:28.163Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T15:56:28.163Z
answering member
4060
label Biography information for Jake Berry more like this
tabling member
4006
label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord remove filter
1138858
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
answering body
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept id 7 more like this
answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government remove filter
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 Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the implications for residential properties of less than 13 square metres in the provisions of the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018. more like this
tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Matthew Offord more like this
uin 277169 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
answer text <p>The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 is helping to drive up standards in the private and social rented sectors by putting an obligation on landlords to ensure that any rented residential properties are free of all hazards, including overcrowding, from which a risk of harm may arise to the health or safety of the tenant or another occupier of the property. This requirement applies from the outset and for the duration of the tenancy.</p><p>This Department has not made a specific assessment of the implications for properties that are smaller than 13 square metres in relation to the Homes Act. The courts will decide whether a property is fit for human habitation by considering the matters set out in section 10 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985, which includes the ‘overcrowding’ hazard prescribed in the Housing Health and Safety (England) Regulations 2005. Each property is assessed on its own merits, and if a property is so small as to be hazardously overcrowded, tenants will have the right to take action in the courts for breach of contract on the grounds that the property is unfit for human habitation.</p><p>Government is also reviewing the hazards set out in the 2005 Regulations as part of the comprehensive review of the Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS).</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency South Derbyshire more like this
answering member printed Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-18T12:56:12.707Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-18T12:56:12.707Z
answering member
4053
label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
tabling member
4006
label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord remove filter