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unstar this property date less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Rented Housing: Pets 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 Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Battersea Cats and Dogs Home report on Pet friendly properties, if his Department will issue guidance for local authorities on pets in social housing. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington remove filter
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Tom Brake more like this
star this property uin 277609 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
star this property answer text <p>The circumstances in which pets may be kept is determined locally by landlords, taking account of the views of their tenants. The Department has no plans to issue guidance for local authorities on pets in social housing.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North West Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Kit Malthouse more like this
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less than 2019-07-18T13:02:11.44Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-18T13:02:11.44Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kit Malthouse more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Rented Housing: Pets more like this
star 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 Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Battersea Cats and Dogs Home report on Pet friendly properties, what assessment his Department has made of the potential benefits of pet ownership for social housing tenants. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington remove filter
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Tom Brake more like this
star this property uin 277610 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
star this property answer text <p>The Department has not made any assessment of the potential benefits of pet ownership for social housing tenants.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North West Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Kit Malthouse more like this
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less than 2019-07-18T13:01:39.733Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-18T13:01:39.733Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kit Malthouse more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Sleeping Rough more like this
star 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 Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the level of central Government funding required to enable local authorities to assist in meeting the Government’s target of halving rough sleeping by 2022 and eliminating it by 2027. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington remove filter
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Tom Brake more like this
star this property uin 272720 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
star this property answer text <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, committing to end rough sleeping for good, with the aim of halving it by 2022. The strategy 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>The Government has now committed over £1.2 billion to tackle homelessness and rough sleeping over the spending review period. This year, Rough Sleeping Initiative investment totals £46 million and has been allocated to 246 areas – providing funding for an estimated 750 additional staff and over 2,600 bed spaces, in addition to the £30 million allocated last year to those areas with the highest numbers of rough sleepers through the same initiative.</p><p>The Chancellor has said that there will be a Spending Review this year, and the Government will be looking at long term funding for homelessness and rough sleeping services as part of that. Ministers have made very clear that homelessness and rough sleeping is a key priority for the Government. We are working with other Government departments to assess what more can be done to combat rough sleeping and wider homelessness. This work is being overseen by the Ministerial Rough Sleeping and Homelessness Reduction Taskforce which includes HM Treasury and will play an important part of our preparations for the forthcoming Spending Review.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South Derbyshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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less than 2019-07-08T14:27:30.183Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T14:27:30.183Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Local Government Finance more like this
star 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 Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the UK leaving the EU without a deal on his Department’s ability to make decisions on funding for local authorities. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington remove filter
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Tom Brake more like this
star this property uin 272718 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
star this property answer text <p>MHCLG continues to be focused on delivering the Government’s most pressing priorities, one of which is making sure the UK is prepared for all Brexit scenarios on exit day. We have made £58 million available to support councils in preparing for Brexit.</p><p>The upcoming Spending Review will be our opportunity to look at funding for local authorities in the round. The Department has set up a comprehensive programme of work to get a picture of service costs and pressures.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Richmond (Yorks) more like this
star this property answering member printed Rishi Sunak more like this
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less than 2019-07-08T16:47:15.607Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T16:47:15.607Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rishi Sunak more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Brexit more like this
star 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 Housing, Communities and Local Government, what preparations his Department is making for the UK leaving the EU without an agreement; and how much funding has been allocated to those preparations. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington remove filter
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Tom Brake more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
star this property answer text <p>We remain focused on ensuring our smooth and orderly withdrawal from the EU with a deal as soon as possible. Parliament has rejected leaving without a deal multiple times, although this remains the legal default at the end of the extension period. In light of the agreed extension, we will make sensible decisions about the timing and pace at which some of this work is progressing, but we continue to prepare for all Brexit scenarios. Ministers continue to review these preparations to ensure the UK is prepared for all Brexit scenarios. <br> <br> As a responsible Government, we've been preparing to minimise any disruption in the event of no deal for nearly three years. We are putting in place a range of mitigations, these include ensuring we have comprehensive contingency plans to enable us to support local authorities, communities and local economies in a no deal scenario; a programme of work to understand and manage the implications on our housing delivery objectives; and managing our exit from existing European funding programmes, progressing work on the replacement UK-Shared Prosperity Fund. <br> <br> The Treasury has allocated over £4.2 billion of additional funding to departments and Devolved Administrations for EU exit preparations so far. This breaks down as £412 million over the spending review period for the Department for Exiting the European Union, Department for International Trade and the Foreign &amp; Commonwealth Office (Autumn Statement 2016); £286 million of additional funding for 2017/18 (a full breakdown of which can be found in Supplementary Estimates 2017/18); over £1.5 billion for 2018/19 (Supplementary Estimates 2018/19); and over £2 billion for 2019/20 (Main Estimates 2019/20). <br> <br> This funding is to cover all exit scenarios and is in addition to departmental efforts to reprioritise from business as usual toward preparations for the UK's departure from the EU. Work on no-deal exit preparations cannot be readily separated from other EU exit work, given the significant overlap in plans in many cases.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Rossendale and Darwen more like this
star this property answering member printed Jake Berry more like this
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less than 2019-07-10T16:14:59.147Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-10T16:14:59.147Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jake Berry more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2019-06-27more like thismore than 2019-06-27
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Domestic Abuse: Homelessness more like this
star 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 Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will ensure that survivors of domestic abuse who become homeless as a result of that abuse are given priority for settled accommodation and are not subject to the vulnerability test. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington remove filter
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Tom Brake more like this
star this property uin 270235 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to reducing homelessness and rough sleeping and has now committed over £1.2 billion to tackle homelessness and rough sleeping over the spending review period.</p><p>The Homelessness Reduction Act, is the most ambitious reform to homelessness legislation in decades. It came into force in April 2018 and transforms the culture of homelessness service delivery. For the first time, local authorities, public services, and the third sector will work together to actively prevent homelessness for people at risk, irrespective of whether they are a family or single person, what has put them at risk, or if they have a local connection to the area.</p><p>Although our data is still experimental the indications are that people who do not have priority need are being assisted by local authorities to prevent or relieve their homelessness. During the first 3 quarters for which we have published data 189,760 households have had a duty to prevent or relieve homelessness accepted, and only 6,020 households have been issued with a 'non priority homeless' decision. Our data indicates that less than 10 per cent of all applicants are homeless due to Domestic Abuse, and local authorities will be more inclined to provide accommodation to victims of abuse than others where there are competing demands for accommodation that is available to single people. People who are found to have no priority need are still entitled to assistance to relieve their homelessness.</p><p>The Homelessness Reduction Act is still very new and we expect outcomes to improve as the new duties are better understood. It is also important to understand that local authorities are adjusting to new reporting requirements that affect data quality, which is why MHCLG published data is experimental.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South Derbyshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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less than 2019-07-02T15:02:29.04Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-02T15:02:29.04Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Sick Leave more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many and what proportion of officials in his Department took sick leave for reasons relating to stress in the last 12 months; what proportion that leave was of total sick leave taken in his Department; and what the cost was to his Department of officials taking sick leave over that period. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington remove filter
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Tom Brake more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
star this property answer text <p>A total of 26 employees in the department were absent due to stress-related reasons in the period 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019 and this represented less than 1 per cent of the total workforce. The proportion of sickness absence owing to stress related reasons was 6 per cent of all sickness absence for the department for the same period.</p><p>The estimated cost to the department between 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019 for employees taking sickness absence, is estimated at a total of £1.1 million.</p><p>The department is committed to the health and wellbeing of all our staff, including helping them to manage stress in the workplace. It has a range of guidance and services in place to support staff including a contracted Employee Assistance Programme (Help), an Occupational Health referral service to support staff throughout their absence and return to work, and a listening and support service through a Mental Health Ambassador Network.</p><p>The department offers a proactive model of Health and wellbeing support to staff, including those engaged in emotionally challenging work, ensuring that they are provided with interventions that are tailored to both specific groups and individuals.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Rossendale and Darwen more like this
star this property answering member printed Jake Berry more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T13:08:07.53Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T13:08:07.53Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jake Berry more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Brexit more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many staff in his Department who were transferred or seconded to work (a) in other departments or (b) on other departmental briefs on preparations for the UK to leave the EU, have since returned to his Department. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington remove filter
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Tom Brake more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
star this property answer text <p>Brexit is an all-of-government operation. The Department for Exiting the European Union is responsible for overseeing negotiations to leave the EU and establishing the future relationship between the UK and EU.</p><p>The department does not hold a central record of the posts or responsibilities occupied by its staff once transferred, loaned or seconded to another department or organisation. We are however able to confirm that in the time since 23 June 2016 there have been seven people transferred or loaned to the Department for Exiting the European Union who have subsequently returned to this department. MHCLG staff on loan to other departments in this period may have contributed to or worked on preparations for the UK to leave the EU but we are unable to confirm or supply this information.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rossendale and Darwen more like this
star this property answering member printed Jake Berry more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T13:06:32.383Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T13:06:32.383Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jake Berry more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2019-04-25more like thismore than 2019-04-25
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Brexit more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent estimate he has made of the cost to his Department of preparations for the UK leaving the EU without a deal. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington remove filter
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Tom Brake more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-03more like thismore than 2019-05-03
star this property answer text <p>HM Treasury has allocated over £4.2 billion of additional funding to departments and the Devolved Administrations for EU exit preparations so far. This breaks down as:</p><ul><li>£412 million of additional funding over the spending review period for the Department for Exiting the European Union, Department for International Trade and the Foreign &amp; Commonwealth Office at Autumn Statement 2016.</li><li>£286 million of additional funding for 17/18 (a full breakdown of which can be found in Supplementary Estimates 17/18). (<a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/679738/PU2137_Supplementary_estimates_web.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/679738/PU2137_Supplementary_estimates_web.pdf</a>)</li><li>Over £1.5 billion of additional funding for 18/19. A full breakdown of the allocations can be found in the Chief Secretary’s Written Ministerial Statement, HCWS540, laid on 13 March 2018. (<a href="https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-statement/Commons/2018-03-13/HCWS540/" target="_blank">https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-statement/Commons/2018-03-13/HCWS540/</a>).</li><li>Over £2 billion of additional funding for 19/20. A full breakdown of the allocations can be found in the Chief Secretary’s Written Ministerial Statement, HCWS1205, laid on 18 December 2018. (<a href="https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-statement/Commons/2018-12-18/HCWS1205/" target="_blank">https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-statement/Commons/2018-12-18/HCWS1205/</a>)</li></ul><p>This funding is to cover all exit scenarios, and is in addition to departmental efforts to reprioritise from business as usual toward preparations for the UK’s departure from the EU.</p><p>Work on no-deal exit preparations cannot be readily separated from other EU exit work. The Department is preparing for all eventualities and the resources available to support preparations are kept under constant review.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Rossendale and Darwen more like this
star this property answering member printed Jake Berry more like this
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less than 2019-05-03T10:26:34.17Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-03T10:26:34.17Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jake Berry more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2019-01-07more like thismore than 2019-01-07
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Building Regulations and Fire Safety Independent Review more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the report entitled Building a Safer Future, Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety, published in May 2018, whether the Government plans to bring forward legislation to implement recommendations in that report before the second anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington remove filter
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Tom Brake more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-10more like thismore than 2019-01-10
star this property answer text <p>The Government set out how it intends to take forward the recommendations of the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety as well as other steps we are taking to improve building safety in its report titled ‘Building a Safer Future – An Implementation Plan’ published on 18 December 2018.</p><p>We will consult in spring 2019 to develop government policy in more detail and to prepare the way for future legislative change.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North West Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Kit Malthouse more like this
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less than 2019-01-10T15:09:23.1Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-10T15:09:23.1Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kit Malthouse more like this
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