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star this property date less than 2015-03-24more like thismore than 2015-03-24
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
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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 Parks more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what discussions he has had with the National Trust on the preservation of public parks. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon remove filter
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-26more like thismore than 2015-03-26
star this property answer text <p>Details of Ministers’ meetings with external organisations are published on-line as part of our transparency agenda. They are available at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications?departments%5B%5D=department-for-communities-and-local-government&amp;publication_type=transparency-data" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications?departments%5B%5D=department-for-communities-and-local-government&amp;publication_type=transparency-data</a><br><br></p><p> </p><p>Through the Community Right to Bid, introduced as part of the Localism Act 2011, communities and local groups can protect local assets, such as parks, playing fields and allotments, by nominating them to be listed by the local authority as an Asset of Community Value. If the listed asset comes up for sale, local community groups can ‘pause’ the sale for a period of time in order to raise the finance to make a bid to buy it.</p><p> </p><p>In February, the Department held a green spaces seminar to explore barriers to pursuing innovative solutions to protecting green spaces and to consider what actions central government might usefully take to help remove some of these. The National Trust attended this seminar and presented the approach they are exploring in partnership with Sheffield City Council to create an endowment fund for the city’s parks. This work is being pursued as part of the £1 million Rethinking Parks project initiated by Nesta, Heritage Lottery Fund and the Big Lottery.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Bristol West more like this
star this property answering member printed Stephen Williams more like this
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less than 2015-03-26T08:50:59.207Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-26T08:50:59.207Z
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Williams more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-26more like thismore than 2018-11-26
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading World War I: Anniversaries 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 steps he is taking to commemorate the Chinese men recruited to provide front-line support for British soldiers in the World War I. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon remove filter
unstar this property uin 195594 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-04more like thismore than 2018-12-04
star this property answer text <p>For the past four years of the First World War centenary, we have supported a number of projects that have highlighted the contribution of the Chinese Labour Corps. We supported the ‘Unremembered Project’, which recognised the contribution made by labour corps from across Asia, Africa and the Caribbean, and this included a focus on the Chinese Labour Corps. We also supported the Meridian Society to work in schools and communities to highlight the almost 100,000 men recruited by Britain to provide essential logistical support in Europe. Currently, we are also supporting the <a href="http://ensuringweremember.org.uk/" target="_blank"> ‘Ensuring We Remember</a> ’ campaign, to create a permanent memorial in central London, to be unveiled in 2019. This memorial is backed by the Chinese in Britain Forum and the Chinese embassy.</p> more like this
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 2018-12-04T15:47:25.433Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-04T15:47:25.433Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-02-21more like thismore than 2019-02-21
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Housing: Older People 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 housing support his Department provides to people over 55. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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unstar this property uin 224333 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-28more like thismore than 2019-02-28
star this property answer text <p>The Government recognises the importance of local funding for support services for vulnerable people including those over 55.</p><p>The funding for housing related support services is subsumed within the local government finance settlement. This funding was ring-fenced until 2009, when the ring-fence was removed thus allowing all local authorities to manage funding according to local priorities. It is up to local authorities to decide which services they wish to fund.</p><p>We are currently undertaking a review of housing related-support, to help us better understand how housing and support fit together. The review will give us a fuller picture into how housing-related support is provided for supported housing across England.</p><p>The Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG) can also support all eligible, including older, people to adapt their homes, to make them safe and suitable for their needs. Since 2012-13, the Government has invested more than £2.2 billion into the Grant, providing around 280,000 adaptations by the end of 2018-19. The grant has more than doubled from £220 million in 2015-16 to £505 million in 2019-20. The DFG is ring-fenced ensuring local authorities are providing necessary adaptations and not re-purposing it elsewhere.</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 2019-02-28T12:53:26Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-28T12:53:26Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-03-28more like thismore than 2019-03-28
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Churches: Easter 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 discussions his Department has had with local councils on grants for Easter community events held in or by churches. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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unstar this property uin 238341 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-04more like thismore than 2019-04-04
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has not had discussions with local councils on grants for Easter community events held in or by churches. More broadly, the Department encourages local authorities to consider supporting local community events. This includes the MHCLG-funded Near Neighbours programme which provides small grants to local communities to encourage people to come together to break down barriers, including funding events centred around a religious festival.</p> more like this
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 2019-04-04T13:45:58.477Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-04T13:45:58.477Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Private Rented Housing: Electrical Safety 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 progress the Government has made on introducing electrical safety checks in the private rented sector in England. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon remove filter
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
star this property answer text <p>We are working to bring into force regulations on mandatory electrical safety checks in the private rented sector as soon as possible, subject to parliamentary approval and timetable. As outlined in the Government response to the consultation on Electrical Safety in the Private Rented Sector, published on 29 January 2019, we are now working with industry to produce guidance for landlords setting out the skills and qualifications relevant to determining competence of those carrying out electrical inspections. We have also been working with local authorities in England to develop the range of sanctions for non-compliance with the upcoming regulations.</p> more like this
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 2019-06-10T15:54:06.617Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-10T15:54:06.617Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Sheltered Housing: Older People 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, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing new forms of tenure for older people in specialist housing-with-care settings. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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unstar this property uin 266695 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 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
star this property answer text <p>The Government currently does not have any plans to introduce other forms of tenure.</p> more like this
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 2019-06-26T10:52:49.747Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-26T10:52:49.747Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Energy Performance Certificates 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, whether he plans to extend Energy Performance Certificates to include information on the health and safety of properties. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
star this property answer text <p>There are currently no plans to extend the scope of Energy Performance Certificates for buildings to include information about the health or safety of buildings.</p> more like this
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 2019-07-24T16:43:17.187Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-24T16:43:17.187Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Building Regulations: Air Pollution more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether his Department's review of ventilation and energy-efficiency in building regulations includes indoor air quality; and whether the future homes standard will include benchmarking on indoor air quality. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
star this property answer text <p>In the Government’s Clean Air Strategy 2019, we committed to consulting on changes to standards in Part F (ventilation) of the Building Regulations, as part of our 2019 consultation on the Building Regulations’ energy efficiency standards. The statutory guidance for Part F (Approved Document F) describes how buildings in urban areas should be designed to reduce the intake of pollutants. In this review we are using the latest evidence on indoor air quality to inform ventilation standards.</p><p>The Future Homes Standard will be implemented through an uplift to the Building Regulations, subject to consultation. We will expand on the technical detail of these proposals during the 2019 consultation.</p> more like this
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 2019-07-24T16:43:57.07Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-24T16:43:57.07Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Buildings and Housing: Standards 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 plans he has to (a) establish a sub-committee of the Housing Taskforce to include stakeholders involved in the delivery of healthy and quality homes and (b) respond to the recommendations made in the all-party Parliamentary group for healthy homes and buildings white paper, published 24 October 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
star this property answer text <p>This Government is committed to improving housing standards. Minister's have engaged with the APPG for Healthy Homes and Buildings, following the publication of their White Paper in October and have noted the Paper’s recommendations. We will continue to engage with the APPG and related stakeholders as we develop policy to build their views into policy. The Department has seen the number of private rented homes failing to meet the Decent Homes Standard fall 15 per cent since 2010 – a record low. <br> <br> We have also seen the number of social homes failing to meet the Decent Homes Standard decrease significantly. Our Department has also dedicated a chapter in The revised National Panning and Policy Framework includes a dedicated chapter on the creation of healthy and safe places. We have also launched the Social Housing Green Paper which asks if we should consider what constitutes a decent home.</p> more like this
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 2019-07-24T16:39:54.717Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-24T16:39:54.717Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Housing: Standards 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 plans he has to review the UK's existing housing stock to ensure that the oldest homes are fit for purpose and do not exacerbate or cause ill health. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
star this property answer text <p>The Department has seen the number of private rented homes failing to meet the Decent Homes Standard fall 15 per cent since 2010 – a record low. We have also seen the number of social homes failing to meet the Decent Homes Standard decrease significantly.</p><p>Local authorities have powers under the Housing Act 2004 to review the Private Rented Sector stock and to tackle poor rented property conditions which may impact peoples’ health. They must take enforcement action where the most serious (category 1) hazards are present - this is usually assessed through the Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS).</p><p>In October 2018 the Government launched a scoping review to consider whether the HHSRS should be updated and, if so, to what extent. This review has now reported, and I announced that there will be a comprehensive overhaul of the HHSRS to begin later this year.</p><p>In addition, the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act, which came into force on 20th March 2019, empowers tenants to take their landlords to court if they fail to address health and safety hazards. <br> <br>We have also launched the Social Housing Green Paper which asks if we should consider what constitutes a decent home.</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 2019-07-24T16:41:15Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-24T16:41:15Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this