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unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The cap is protecting 12 million households – many elderly or vulnerable - from paying too much, saving them on average £75-100 a year.</p><p> </p><p>With London having some of the lowest levels of switching, the cap is protecting households in Harrow West from the loyalty penalty.</p> more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>Local authorities already have powers under the Transport Act 2000 to implement Clean Air Zones. The Clean Air Zone (CAZ) Framework sets out the principles for the operation of Clean Air Zones in England. It provides the expected approach to be taken by local authorities when implementing and operating a Clean Air Zone. The full guide provided to local authorities is in the link below.</p><p><a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/612592/clean-air-zone-framework.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/612592/clean-air-zone-framework.pdf</a></p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>Ministers at the Department for Transport have not had conversations with Network Rail on increasing capacity at Harrow and Wealdstone Station. This station is managed by Transport for London and it would be their responsibility to consider any capacity changes at the station.</p><p> </p><p>Capacity at Harrow and Wealdstone Underground station is a matter for the Mayor as transport is devolved in London.</p> more like this
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1124581
unstar this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>NHS England is committed to providing the most appropriate out-of-hospital urgent care, which is simple for patients to navigate. In response to the review of urgent treatment services in the National Health Service (published in 2015), patients and the public said that they felt confused by the mix of walk-in centres, minor injuries units and urgent care centres, in addition to numerous general practitioner health centres and surgeries offering varied levels of core and extended service.</p><p> </p><p>The ‘Next Steps on the NHS Five Year Forward View’ set out plans for the roll-out of urgent treatment centres. Following the publication of ‘Urgent Treatment Centres – Principles and Standards’ in July 2017, systems have been developing their plans for local service provision.</p><p> </p><p>The NHS Long Term Plan has reiterated the intent to fully implement the Urgent Treatment Centre model by autumn 2020, so that all localities have a consistent offer for out-of-hospital urgent care.</p>
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unstar this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>Our veterans play a vital role in keeping our country safe and we are committed to ensuring that they are provided with all the support they need to successfully adjust back into civilian life.</p><p>In March we allocated an additional £1 million of bespoke funding to support ex-members of the armed forces who are or are at risk of becoming homeless. The funding has been allocated between the Combined Authorities and the Greater London Authority, and will be used to develop new services and support them in engaging with existing service provision.</p><p>As recommended by the UKSA, we have included CHAIN (Combined Homelessness and Information Network) statistics within the Rough Sleeping Statistics release. Overall, 7 per cent of people seen sleeping rough by outreach workers across London during 2017/18 had served in the armed forces at some point in their lives. 3 per cent of these were UK nationals - around 135 people. Although CHAIN offers more information on the flows and characteristics of people rough sleeping, data quality is influenced by the number of outreach workers active on any one night. Therefore a local authority which does not have a commissioned outreach team may appear to have fewer rough sleepers than an adjacent borough which does have an active outreach service.</p><p>MHCLG is actively encouraging local authorities with significant numbers of rough sleepers to improve their year-round data. We are working collaboratively with local authorities to develop improved homelessness data and outcomes that can measure progress in reducing rough sleeping and homelessness.</p><p>In April 2018, we introduced a new data capture tool called H-CLIC. H-CLIC captures information on all those who engage with local authority homelessness services and will collect information on the support needs of a household, including support need resulting from being in the armed forces.</p><p>We are also establishing local data pilots which will seek to improve the evidence on rough sleeping in some areas. These data pilots will help to provide a richer picture on the characteristics of rough sleepers in some areas.</p><p>The Government is committed to reducing homelessness and rough sleeping. No one should ever have to sleep rough. That is why last summer we published the cross-government Rough Sleeping Strategy. This sets out an ambitious £100 million package to help people who sleep rough now, but also puts in place the structures that will end rough sleeping once and for all.</p><p>We have committed over £1.2 billion to tackle homelessness and rough sleeping over the spending review period. In its first year, our Rough Sleeping Initiative provided over 1,750 new bed spaces and 500 staff. This year we have expanded the RSI with investment of £46 million for 246 areas – providing funding for an estimated 2,600 bed spaces and 750 staff.</p>
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unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>It is recognised that better identification of the veteran community within and through data can lead to a greater understanding of their needs, trends and geographical distribution - which in turn will provide a more robust evidence base to inform policy making, enable planning and support service delivery.</p><p>The UK-wide Strategy for our Veterans champions the changing needs of the ex-Service community. Since Veterans draw on services from across Governments and Departments, implementation of the strategy will be across the three-sitting governments and across Whitehall Departments.</p><p>'Data on the Veteran Community' is one of the cross cutting factors of the Strategy and whilst it recognises that there is some reliable data collected across Government Departments, it can be fragmented, making analysis and prediction of needs difficult. The outcome we want by 2028 is for an enhanced collection across Government to better build an evidence base to identify and address the needs of veterans.</p>
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unstar this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>Harrow and Wealdstone station is managed by Transport for London so any discussions around the size of the car park would be for TfL to consider. Ministers have not held discussions on this matter.</p> more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>Local authorities and developers are expected to consult relevant stakeholders, including Network Rail, on development proposals in their area. We would expect Network Rail to engage constructively with any such discussions.</p> more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>From May 19th this year, London Northwestern passengers at Harrow and Wealdstone will benefit from three additional trains to London, which start at Watford, in the morning peaks and two additional returning services from London in the evening peak.</p> more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p><strong> </strong>There have been no discussions with Network Rail on this issue. There are frequent services between Harrow &amp; Wealdstone station and London Gatwick Airport requiring one or two changes.</p><p> </p> more like this
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