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star this property date less than 2017-12-06more like thismore than 2017-12-06
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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 Affordable Housing 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 Communities and Local Government, whether the Government has made an assessment of the extent to which the use of viability assessments could reduce affordable housing contributions. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bath more like this
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Wera Hobhouse more like this
star this property uin 118048 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 2017-12-14more like thismore than 2017-12-14
star this property answer text <p>Stakeholders report that the use of viability assessments can add complexity and uncertainty to the planning process. This can lead to delays and diminished contributions towards infrastructure and affordable housing.</p><p>The Government consulted on proposals to reform the viability assessment process within the<em> Planning for the right homes in the right places consultation</em>. This will create more certainty about the contributions developers are expected to make to affordable housing and reduce the use of viability assessments at the planning application stage. The viability of the expected contributions should be tested at the plan-making stage. Where tested in plan-making, the issue should not usually need to be tested again at the planning application stage.</p><p>The consultation has now closed and we are currently analysing the responses. A further announcement will be made in due course.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 118049 more like this
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less than 2017-12-14T17:03:26.03Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-14T17:03:26.03Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Wera Hobhouse remove filter
802362
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-12-06more like thismore than 2017-12-06
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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 Affordable Housing 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 Communities and Local Government, what steps are being taken to prevent housing developers using loopholes in the Government's planning policy to reduce the number of affordable houses. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bath more like this
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Wera Hobhouse more like this
star this property uin 118049 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 2017-12-14more like thismore than 2017-12-14
star this property answer text <p>Stakeholders report that the use of viability assessments can add complexity and uncertainty to the planning process. This can lead to delays and diminished contributions towards infrastructure and affordable housing.</p><p>The Government consulted on proposals to reform the viability assessment process within the<em> Planning for the right homes in the right places consultation</em>. This will create more certainty about the contributions developers are expected to make to affordable housing and reduce the use of viability assessments at the planning application stage. The viability of the expected contributions should be tested at the plan-making stage. Where tested in plan-making, the issue should not usually need to be tested again at the planning application stage.</p><p>The consultation has now closed and we are currently analysing the responses. A further announcement will be made in due course.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 118048 more like this
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less than 2017-12-14T17:03:26.077Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-14T17:03:26.077Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Wera Hobhouse remove filter
1011585
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-21more like thismore than 2018-11-21
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Air Pollution: Children 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to protect children from the effects of air pollution. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bath more like this
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Wera Hobhouse more like this
star this property uin 194195 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 2018-11-29more like thismore than 2018-11-29
star this property answer text <p>I refer the hon. Member to the reply given to the hon. Member for Stockton North, Alex Cunningham, on 27 November 2018, PQ UIN192868.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2018-11-29T17:39:55.477Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-29T17:39:55.477Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Wera Hobhouse remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-06-06more like thismore than 2018-06-06
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Airports: Standards 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 Transport, what his Department's plans are for improving surface transport access to airports; and how such improvements will be funded. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bath more like this
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Wera Hobhouse more like this
star this property uin 150750 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 2018-06-11more like thismore than 2018-06-11
star this property answer text <p>The Government’s position on surface access for airports is that developers should pay the costs of upgrading or enhancing road, rail or other transport networks or services where there is a need to cope with additional passengers travelling to and from expanded or growing airports. Where the scheme has a wider range of beneficiaries, the Government will consider, along with other relevant stakeholders, the need for additional public funding on a case-by-case basis.</p><p> </p><p>Through the Aviation Strategy the government is reviewing the effectiveness of the current policy and guidance, and considering how co-ordination between government processes for transport access improvements and airport plans may be improved.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hereford and South Herefordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jesse Norman more like this
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less than 2018-06-11T14:46:12.84Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-11T14:46:12.84Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Wera Hobhouse remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-07-17more like thismore than 2018-07-17
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Apprentices 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 Education, what remedial steps the Government plans to take to tackle the declining uptake of apprenticeships since May 2017. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bath more like this
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Wera Hobhouse more like this
star this property uin 165131 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 2018-07-23more like thismore than 2018-07-23
star this property answer text <p>There have been 338,400 apprenticeship starts since May 2017 of which 132,900 were on new apprenticeship standards. The fall in starts has been greatest in Level 2 while we have seen the numbers of starts on higher level standards (Level 4 and above) rise by 12.5 per cent so far this year.</p><p> </p><p>Starts on new better quality apprenticeships standards have increased rapidly. Over 40 per cent of individuals completing an apprenticeship are now starting on standards, compared to just 2.5 per cent this time last year. Higher quality training leads to increased productivity, at every level.</p><p> </p><p>The department is working with employers to make sure that they can take advantage of apprenticeships. We have already extended the amount of time employers have to spend their levy (from 18 to 24 months), and have introduced transfers, to allow employers to transfer up to 10 per cent of their annual value of levy funds to other employers and recently announced that the cap on the number of employers to whom transfers can be made has been lifted.</p><p> </p><p>The Institute for Apprenticeships has introduced its Faster and Better campaign to speed up and simplify the approval of standards development: <a href="https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/about/faster-and-better/" target="_blank">https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/about/faster-and-better/</a>. 50 standards have been approved in the last three months (April-June 2018). Over 300 standards are already approved, in all sectors of the economy - with more on the way. We have run extensive communications campaigns since the reforms were introduced and will be commencing the latest phase of our ‘Get in Go Far’ marketing campaign shortly.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Guildford more like this
star this property answering member printed Anne Milton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 164875 more like this
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less than 2018-07-23T13:18:28.637Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-23T13:18:28.637Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Wera Hobhouse remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-10-10more like thismore than 2018-10-10
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Bahrain: Prisons 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the prison conditions experienced in Bahrain. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bath more like this
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Wera Hobhouse more like this
star this property uin 177777 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 2018-10-17more like thismore than 2018-10-17
star this property answer text <p>The British Government monitors events in Bahrain closely. Where we have concerns on specific issues, including prison conditions, we raise these with the Bahraini authorities. We encourage those with concerns about treatment in detention to report these to the relevant human rights oversight bodies.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2018-10-17T16:14:41.797Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-17T16:14:41.797Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Wera Hobhouse remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-07-18more like thismore than 2018-07-18
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Bahrain: Technical Assistance 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure that the delivery of technical assistance to Bahrain is conditional on that country upholding human rights. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bath more like this
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Wera Hobhouse more like this
star this property uin 165677 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 2018-07-23more like thismore than 2018-07-23
star this property answer text <p>The Foreign and Commonwealth Office is funding programmes to support building effective and accountable public and judicial institutions in Bahrain.</p><p>Any training provided by, or on behalf of, the British Government fully complies with our domestic and international human rights obligations. Only by working with partners can we bring about the changes we would like to see.</p><p>The Government monitors events in Bahrain closely if we have concerns on specific issues, we will raise these with the Bahraini authorities.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2018-07-23T16:49:58.507Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-23T16:49:58.507Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Wera Hobhouse remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-01-24more like thismore than 2018-01-24
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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 Biofuels 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 Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to Ofgem's Biomass Sustainability dataset 2015-2016, published on 22 March 2017, what assessment he has made of the effect of UK biomass production on deforestation. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bath more like this
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Wera Hobhouse more like this
star this property uin 124693 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 2018-01-31more like thismore than 2018-01-31
star this property answer text <p>Reporting under Ofgem's Biomass Sustainability dataset 2015-2016, published on 22 March 2017, is a requirement on biomass generators to demonstrate compliance with UK biomass sustainability standards. The Department have not made an assessment of the effect of UK biomass production on deforestation.</p><p> </p><p>The “Biomass Feedstock Availability Report”, also published in 2017, shows that the large majority of woody biomass fuels in the UK are sourced from agricultural and forestry residues, arboricultural arisings, waste woods and sawmill products.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Devizes more like this
star this property answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
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less than 2018-01-31T17:58:00.927Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-31T17:58:00.927Z
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star this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Wera Hobhouse remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-01-24more like thismore than 2018-01-24
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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 Biofuels 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 Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department has made an assessment of the number of virgin forests that have been affected by biomass production in the past three years; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bath more like this
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Wera Hobhouse more like this
star this property uin 124695 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 2018-02-01more like thismore than 2018-02-01
star this property answer text <p>The Department has not made a specific assessment of the number of virgin forests that have been affected by biomass production in the past three years.</p><p> </p><p>However to receive government support for heat and power generation from biomass in the UK, all biomass must comply with the UK’s sustainability criteria, which includes demonstrating that wood is supplied from legal and sustainable sources.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Devizes more like this
star this property answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
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less than 2018-02-01T11:50:31.35Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-01T11:50:31.35Z
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star this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Wera Hobhouse remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-01-10more like thismore than 2018-01-10
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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 Biofuels: Subsidies 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 Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Clean Growth Strategy, whether he has made an assessment of the effect of subsidising biomass conversion. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bath more like this
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Wera Hobhouse more like this
star this property uin 121935 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 2018-01-17more like thismore than 2018-01-17
star this property answer text <p>Biomass conversions play an important transitional role in decarbonising the grid and helping to meet carbon targets. 2.98 GW of capacity is currently supported under the Renewables Obligation or has been awarded a contract under the Contracts for Difference scheme.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Watford more like this
star this property answering member printed Richard Harrington more like this
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less than 2018-01-17T14:39:57.81Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-17T14:39:57.81Z
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star this property label Biography information for Richard Harrington more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Wera Hobhouse remove filter