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star this property date less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Social Rented Housing: Waiting Lists 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, what assessment he has made of the validity of reports that local authorities are excluding people from social housing waiting lists due to (a) a history of rent arrears, (b) criminal convictions and (c) experience of rough sleeping. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harrow East more like this
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Bob Blackman remove filter
star this property uin 190431 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 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
star this property answer text <p>The Localism Act 2011 gave local authorities the power to set their own qualification criteria for social housing. They can now decide who should qualify for social housing in their area, and develop solutions which make best use of the social housing stock. The Localism Act also retained the statutory ‘reasonable preference’ requirements which ensure that overall priority for social housing goes to those in housing need, including homeless households, those in overcrowded housing, and those with medical and welfare needs.</p><p>The Social Housing Green Paper published in August this year (<a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/a-new-deal-for-social-housing" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/a-new-deal-for-social-housing</a>) sets out an intention to undertake an evidence collection exercise to help us understand how the social housing allocation framework is playing out in local areas and if it is striking the right balance of fairness, support and aspiration. The exercise will include a focus on how local authority flexibilities on qualification and prioritisation are being used in practice.</p>
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 2018-11-19T16:25:12.847Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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star this property label Biography information for Kit Malthouse more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Bob Blackman more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-30more like thismore than 2018-11-30
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Housing Revenue Accounts 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 steps his Department is taking to support local authorities to increase housebuilding as a result of the removal of the HRA borrowing cap. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harrow East more like this
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Bob Blackman remove filter
star this property uin 197621 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 2018-12-05more like thismore than 2018-12-05
star this property answer text <p>We are developing the planning capacity local authorities need to increase the delivery of new homes through the Planning Delivery Fund. Local authorities are able to draw from a wide range of sector led advice, good practice, and case study examples and we will also be working closely with local authorities to ensure they are able to make the most of the tools we have given them.</p><p>Local authorities can bid alongside housing associations for the £9 billion Affordable Homes Programme to build affordable homes. We are also providing a longer term rent deal for 5 years from 2020 to provide local authorities with a stable investment environment to deliver new homes and we have consulted on options for allowing local authorities more flexibility in the use of their Right to Buy receipts.</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 2018-12-05T16:55:47.64Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-05T16:55:47.64Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kit Malthouse more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Bob Blackman more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-12-03more like thismore than 2018-12-03
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Smoking 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 Health and Social Care, how much his Department has spent on campaigns to promote the cessation of smoking in 2018-19; and what funding his Department plans to allocated to cessation campaigns in 2018-19. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harrow East more like this
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Bob Blackman remove filter
star this property uin 198221 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 2018-12-11more like thismore than 2018-12-11
star this property answer text <p>Public Health England runs smoking cessation campaigns. Media spend to date during 2018/19 on campaigns to promote the cessation of smoking is £1.2 million.</p><p> </p><p>£2.4 million has been allocated in total for the media spend on cessation campaigns in 2018/19.</p><p> </p><p>As the 2018/19 financial year is not yet complete and campaign work is ongoing, these figures should be considered provisional. Figures are net plus agency fees and commissions (rounded to the nearest £100,000). Figures exclude Value Added Tax.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Winchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Brine more like this
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less than 2018-12-11T16:50:32.297Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-11T16:50:32.297Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Brine more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Bob Blackman more like this
1029158
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star this property date less than 2018-12-20more like thismore than 2018-12-20
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Castes: Discrimination 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 What progress the Government has made on repealing the duty under the amendment to section 9 of the Equality Act 2010 in relation to caste discrimination. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harrow East more like this
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Bob Blackman remove filter
star this property uin 908344 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 2018-12-20more like thismore than 2018-12-20
star this property answer text <p>We intend to legislate to repeal the caste duty as soon as we have a suitable legislative vehicle and parliamentary time, and we expect to publish guidance on caste and the Equality Act before the summer.</p><p> </p><p>My Hon Friend will know that I have been determined to ensure this issue is resolved since I became Minister for Women and Equalities.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt more like this
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less than 2018-12-20T12:04:29.607Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-20T12:04:29.607Z
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star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Bob Blackman more like this
1029164
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star this property date less than 2018-12-20more like thismore than 2018-12-20
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Overseas Trade: Israel 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 What opportunities he identified for further trade co-operation with Israel during his recent visit to that country. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harrow East more like this
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Bob Blackman remove filter
star this property uin 908329 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 2018-12-20more like thismore than 2018-12-20
star this property answer text <p>I met with Prime Minister Netanyahu and Minister of Economy and Industry Eli Cohen during a visit to Israel in November, when we discussed our record levels of trade and investment and noted the good progress made on our continuity trade arrangement. I agreed with President Netanyahu to increase trade cooperation through joint Government sponsorship of a high-level trade and investment conference in 2019.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Somerset more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Liam Fox more like this
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less than 2018-12-20T13:28:44.723Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-20T13:28:44.723Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Liam Fox more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Bob Blackman more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-01-29more like thismore than 2019-01-29
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Smoking 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 Health and Social Care, how much his Department spent from the public purse on campaigns to promote the cessation of smoking in 2017-18. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harrow East more like this
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Bob Blackman remove filter
star this property uin 214029 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 2019-02-06more like thismore than 2019-02-06
star this property answer text <p>Expenditure on smoking cessation advertising campaigns by Public Health England in 2017-18 was £1.99 million.</p><p> </p><p>Campaign spending is defined as covering only media spend. Figures are net, rounded to nearest £10,000. Figures exclude value added tax.</p><p> </p><p>Media spend includes expenditure for advertising on television, radio, national press, regional press, out of home (outdoor), cinema and digital. Recruitment advertising and media partnerships are not included.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Winchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Brine more like this
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less than 2019-02-06T15:12:42.827Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-06T15:12:42.827Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Brine more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Bob Blackman more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-01-31more like thismore than 2019-01-31
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Social Services: 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 Housing, Communities and Local Government, if his Department will make an assessment of the potential effects on children of not using the children’s services relative needs formula to distribute the social care support grant announced in Budget 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harrow East more like this
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Bob Blackman remove filter
star this property uin 215161 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 2019-02-06more like thismore than 2019-02-06
star this property answer text <p>At Autumn Budget 2019, the Chancellor made available £410 million in 2019/20 for social care services in local authorities – both adult and children’s social care. We proposed in the provisional local government finance settlement to distribute these resources based on the existing Adult Social Care relative needs formula, as the best available method. Consultation responses overwhelmingly supported this approach which was confirmed in the final settlement. Local authorities have welcomed the additional funding and the discretion to spend in a way which best fits their community’s needs.</p><p> </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 2019-02-06T16:56:38.887Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-06T16:56:38.887Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rishi Sunak more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Bob Blackman more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-01-31more like thismore than 2019-01-31
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
unstar 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 made of the needs of urban areas when allocating £1 billion of additional funding in the provisional local government finance settlement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harrow East more like this
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Bob Blackman remove filter
star this property uin 215162 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 2019-02-07more like thismore than 2019-02-07
star this property answer text <p>The final local government finance settlement confirmed a real-terms increase in available funding for local authorities to help deliver local services, support vulnerable residents and build vibrant communities.</p><p>This includes an additional £650 million for social care, allocated using the well-established Adult Social Care relative needs formula, which takes into account the relative needs of local authorities, including in urban areas.</p><p>The additional resources provided through the settlement also included the distribution of £180 million of surplus in the business rates retention levy account, which was allocated on the basis of each authority’s 2013-14 Settlement Funding Assessment. The Settlement Funding Assessment is a measure of the relative needs of local authorities, including in urban areas.</p><p>Funding baselines for every authority are determined by an assessment of the relative needs of areas, including measures of deprivation.</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 2019-02-07T17:14:15.9Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-07T17:14:15.9Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rishi Sunak more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Bob Blackman more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Teachers: Pay 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 Education, pursuant to the Answer of 9 January 2019 to Question 204600 on Teachers: Pay, what representations his Department received on the decision to award the teachers’ pay grant to maintained schools and academies but not sixth form colleges. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harrow East more like this
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Bob Blackman remove filter
star this property uin 219402 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-19more like thismore than 2019-02-19
star this property answer text <p>Since the Teachers’ Pay Grant methodology was published in September 2018, the Department has been contacted by representative organisations, unions, individual colleges, Members of Parliament, and members of the public. These have mainly been through correspondence, but also some meetings with officials and ministers.</p><p>Further education (FE) and sixth form colleges have a different legal status and relationship to government when compared with schools. They are private institutions, independent of government, and it is for individual employers to agree pay structures, based on local needs. The Department is carefully considering the needs of FE providers, including in relation to funding, in preparation for the next Spending Review.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2019-02-19T16:55:47.173Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-19T16:55:47.173Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Bob Blackman more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-02-25more like thismore than 2019-02-25
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Teachers: Pay 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, pursuant to the Answer of 9 January 2019 to Question 204600 on Teachers: Pay, what advice his Department received on the decision to award the teachers’ pay grant to maintained schools and academies and not sixth form colleges. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harrow East more like this
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Bob Blackman remove filter
star this property uin 225482 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 2019-03-04more like thismore than 2019-03-04
star this property answer text <p>Ministers received detailed advice from officials before announcing the Teachers’ Pay Grant. Unions and other representative organisations also contacted the Department.</p><p>The Teachers’ Pay Grant was introduced in response to changes to the School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document (STPCD), following recommendations from the School Teachers’ Review Body. This document applies to maintained schools, and as many academies choose to follow it, the grant was available to both maintained schools and academies.</p><p>There are 16-19 maintained schools which must follow the STPCD. These were included in the pay grant, alongside equivalent academies.</p><p>Further education (FE) and sixth form colleges have a different legal status and relationship to Government. They are private institutions, independent of Government, and it is for employers to agree pay structures, based on local needs. The Department is considering carefully the needs of FE colleges, including in relation to funding, in preparation for the next Spending Review.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2019-03-04T14:40:22.237Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-04T14:40:22.237Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Bob Blackman more like this