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star this property date less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Prostitution: Prosecutions more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many prosecutions of brothel owners or managers are (1) pending, and (2) completed, following the removal of women from their premises to Yarl's Wood and other detention centres. more like this
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Lord Hylton remove filter
star this property uin HL17215 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 2019-07-30more like thismore than 2019-07-30
star this property answer text <p>The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) does not maintain a central record of the number of prosecutions of defendants charged with offences of keeping a brothel or of controlling prostitution. This information could only be obtained by a manual examination of CPS case files, which would incur disproportionate cost.</p><p>While the CPS does not collect data on defendants prosecuted by specific offence or the outcome of any prosecution, information is available for the number of offences concerning the keeping or management of brothels and controlling prostitution, in which a prosecution commenced at magistrates’ courts. The table below shows the number of these offences recorded on the CPS’s Case Management System in each financial year over the last ten years.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>2008-2009</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2009-2010</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2010-2011</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2011-2012</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2012-2013</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2013-2014</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2014-2015</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2015-2016</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2016-2017</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2017-2018</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sexual Offences Act 1956 { 33 }</p></td><td><p>83</p></td><td><p>39</p></td><td><p>48</p></td><td><p>35</p></td><td><p>31</p></td><td><p>19</p></td><td><p>19</p></td><td><p>28</p></td><td><p>24</p></td><td><p>9</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sexual Offences Act 1956 { 33A }</p></td><td><p>130</p></td><td><p>70</p></td><td><p>106</p></td><td><p>92</p></td><td><p>54</p></td><td><p>31</p></td><td><p>72</p></td><td><p>75</p></td><td><p>63</p></td><td><p>63</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sexual Offences Act 2003 { 52 }</p></td><td><p>17</p></td><td><p>11</p></td><td><p>24</p></td><td><p>19</p></td><td><p>11</p></td><td><p>9</p></td><td><p>25</p></td><td><p>13</p></td><td><p>7</p></td><td><p>32</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sexual Offences Act 2003 { 53 }</p></td><td><p>93</p></td><td><p>87</p></td><td><p>87</p></td><td><p>61</p></td><td><p>39</p></td><td><p>49</p></td><td><p>58</p></td><td><p>87</p></td><td><p>92</p></td><td><p>64</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>TOTAL</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>323</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>207</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>265</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>207</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>135</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>108</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>174</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>203</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>186</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>168</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="3"><p>Data Source: CPS Management Information System</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>It should be noted that the figures relate to the number of offences and not the number of individual defendants. It is often the case that an individual defendant is charged with more than one offence against the same victim.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2019-07-30T12:21:25.92Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-30T12:21:25.92Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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2018
star this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
670040
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star this property date less than 2017-01-09more like thismore than 2017-01-09
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Corruption more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many successful prosecutions for corruption overseas there have been of (1) British companies, and (2) individuals, in the last five years. more like this
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Lord Hylton remove filter
star this property uin HL4401 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 2017-01-19more like thismore than 2017-01-19
star this property answer text <p>Official data regarding prosecutions are held by the Ministry of Justice, but the department does not record it in a form which allows it to distinguish between overseas bribery and domestic bribery.</p><p> </p><p>Whilst not official data, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) record data for their own management information purposes. In the last five years, the SFO has successfully prosecuted three British companies and 10 individuals, nine of whom were British citizens, for bribery or corruption overseas (offences under the Bribery Act 2010 or the Prevention of Corruption Act 1906).</p><p> </p><p>In addition to this the SFO has secured three Deferred Prosecution Agreements with British companies in the past two years for overseas corruption offences. The first agreement included a financial penalty of $25m, plus SFO’s full costs; the second resulted in financial orders of £6.6m and the most recent one was for £497.25m plus interest, as well as a payment of the SFO’s full costs.</p><p> </p><p>CPS’s data measures the outcome of prosecutions against defendants but not on the outcome against individual offences. This information could only be obtained by examining CPS case files, which would incur disproportionate cost.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2017-01-19T11:41:49.757Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-19T11:41:49.757Z
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4538
star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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2018
star this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
967483
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star this property date less than 2018-09-04more like thismore than 2018-09-04
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Human Trafficking: Convictions more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what information, if any, they have received from North Africa, the Middle East and Europe about successful prosecutions for offences connected with trafficking in persons; and if none, whether they will call for better intelligence sharing about such crimes. more like this
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Lord Hylton remove filter
star this property uin HL9975 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 2018-09-14more like thismore than 2018-09-14
star this property answer text <p>There is no information held about successful prosecutions for offences connected with trafficking in persons in North Africa, the Middle East and Europe.</p><p>However, the UK shares relevant information on organised immigration crime (OIC) with partners in source, transit and destination countries for illegal migration. This takes place both on a bilateral basis and through the European Migrant Smuggling Centre within Europol.</p><p>Through the multi-agency Organised Immigration Crime Taskforce, the government is improving the intelligence picture around OIC, modern slavery and human trafficking, undermining the criminal business model and building the capacity of upstream law enforcement partners to tackle the threat.</p><p>The police transformation program includes an analytical team, the Joint Slavery and Trafficking Analysis Centre (JSTAC) which is building and developing the strategic intelligence picture by improving data collection and focused analysis of the information gathered. To aid in international dissemination of information, a seconded national expert to Europol to coordinate activity between UK law enforcement and European counterparts during cross-border investigations has been implemented.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2018-09-14T10:57:19.16Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-14T10:57:19.16Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
star this property tabling member
2018
star this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
1007504
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star this property date less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Sleeping Rough more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to coordinate the efforts of government departments, local authorities and non-governmental organisations to provide accommodation and other essential services, including medical care, to rough sleepers. more like this
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Lord Hylton remove filter
star this property uin HL11504 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 2018-11-22more like thismore than 2018-11-22
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 we have recently published our Rough Sleeping Strategy, which will help people who sleep rough now and puts in place the structures to end rough sleeping once and for all. It sets out the first steps towards achieving our aim to halve rough sleeping by 2022 and end it altogether by 2027, backed by £100 million of funding over the next two years.</p><p>We have set up a Rough Sleeping and Homelessness Reduction Taskforce which brings together ministers from key departments in preventing and reducing rough sleeping and homelessness, including the Department for Health and Social Care. The Taskforce will drive forward the implementation and delivery of our Rough Sleeping Strategy to achieve our commitment. Alongside the Taskforce, we have an expert Rough Sleeping Advisory Panel formed of key representatives from the homelessness sector and local government who fed into the Strategy and will continue to meet.</p><p>We are also committed to working with all local authorities as we move towards a country where no one should ever sleep rough through our Rough Sleeping Initiative, in which we are providing 1,750 additional bed spaces for rough sleepers and an additional 531 dedicated homelessness workers. We are also working with local areas through measures set out in our Rough Sleeping Strategy such as the Rapid Rehousing Pathway, strengthening local homelessness strategies and supporting Health and Wellbeing Boards to recognise and respond to the health needs of people who sleep rough.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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less than 2018-11-22T16:08:07.333Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-22T16:08:07.333Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
star this property tabling member
2018
star this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
1020057
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star this property date less than 2018-12-04more like thismore than 2018-12-04
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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 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: Construction more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, what steps they are taking to ensure that small and medium sized building firms are able to contribute towards the production of social housing as part of efforts to reduce homelessness and rough sleeping. more like this
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Lord Hylton remove filter
star this property uin HL12031 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-18more like thismore than 2018-12-18
star this property answer text <p>The Government fully recognises the important role small and medium sized house builders (SME) play in delivering the much needed housing in this country, including contributing to social and affordable housing. Our priorities are to boost housing supply and to build more affordable homes, supporting the different needs of a wide range of people and built by a range developers, including SMEs. This is done through over £9 billion Affordable Homes Programme to March 2022 which will deliver 250,000 new affordable homes of a wide range of tenures, including social rent. Since 2010, we have delivered over 407,000 new affordable homes, including over 293,000 affordable homes for rent.</p><p>SMEs also contribute towards the production of affordable housing, including social housing through section 106 agreements with local authorities. The national policy on developer contributions from small sites seeks to strike a balance between increasing self-build and small-scale housing development, while recognising the role of section 106 in helping to provide affordable housing. We continue to provide support to SMEs to build more homes through the £2.5 billion Home Building Fund’s short-term fund, a £1 billion SME guarantees scheme announced at Budget 2018 and changes to the small sites policy in the National Planning Policy Framework.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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less than 2018-12-18T16:17:56.743Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-18T16:17:56.743Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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2018
star this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-02-12more like thismore than 2019-02-12
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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 Controlling Migration Fund more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how much of the Controlling Migration Fund has been spent to date; and what estimate they have made of when the total Fund will be spent. more like this
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Lord Hylton remove filter
star this property uin HL13655 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 2019-02-21more like thismore than 2019-02-21
star this property answer text <p>The Controlling Migration Fund opened in November 2016 with the aim of easing pressures on local services linked to recent migration and providing targeted immigration enforcement activity.</p><p>Until 2020 the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has contributed £100 million of funding, with the Home Office contributing £40 million worth of enforcement activity.</p><p>To date the MHCLG element of the fund has approved £73.6 million for projects covering tackling rogue landlords; building cohesion and integration within communities; supporting learning of English language; building capacity to support unaccompanied asylum seeking children; establishing Local Authority Asylum Support Liaison Officers to help new refugees transition from government-funded support into mainstream society and a Modern Day Slavery pilot in 6 local authorities to support the transition process of victims leaving safe houses.</p><p>The deadline for applications to the final round of the MHCLG element of the programme was 1 October last year. We received 149 bids from local authorities for the remaining £26.4 million of available funding. We hope to announce our decisions on these applications soon.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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less than 2019-02-21T16:36:54.3Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-21T16:36:54.3Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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2018
star this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
1077066
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star this property date less than 2019-02-25more like thismore than 2019-02-25
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
unstar this property hansard heading National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact on road traffic, in particular HGVs and coaches, in central London, of the proposed Holocaust Memorial in Victoria Tower Gardens (1) during its construction, and (2) once in use. more like this
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Lord Hylton remove filter
star this property uin HL13986 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 2019-03-06more like thismore than 2019-03-06
star this property answer text <p>We have carried out detailed assessments of the impact on traffic of both the construction and operation phases. Providing full information will exceed the words limit to answer. The full reports are publicly available as part of the planning application at:</p><p><br><a href="https://idoxpa.westminster.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=documents&amp;keyVal=PL0CVYRP27O00" target="_blank">https://idoxpa.westminster.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=documents&amp;keyVal=PL0CVYRP27O00</a> .</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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less than 2019-03-06T11:45:29.747Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-06T11:45:29.747Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
star this property tabling member
2018
star this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
174068
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-01-15more like thismore than 2015-01-15
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Homelessness more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will respond to <i>Let's make the difference: A manifesto to end homelessness</i> by Homeless Link in advance of the general election. more like this
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Lord Hylton remove filter
star this property uin HL4171 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 2015-01-21more like thismore than 2015-01-21
star this property answer text <p>The Department of Communities and Local Government has the lead on tackling homelessness and rough sleeping. Formed in 2010, the Ministerial Working Group on Homelessness brings Departments together to ensure that Departments across Government play their part in tackling both the causes and consequences of homelessness. Throughout this Parliament, the group has worked together to coordinate action on the issues facing homeless people.</p><p> </p><p>The Government have increased spending to prevent and tackle rough sleeping and homelessness making over £500 million available, giving councils the funding and tools needed to take action against rough sleeping locally.</p><p> </p><p>There are a range of initiatives and projects in place to help rough sleepers, prevent single homelessness and to help those who have been homeless find and sustain accommodation.</p><p> </p><p>Thousands of vulnerable people, including military veterans, who have slept rough or faced with the prospect of doing so have been given the help they need through No Second Night Out and Streetlink<strong>.</strong> By using Streetlink the public can help connect rough sleepers to the local services available so they can get the help they need to get them off the streets. Since 2012 Streetlink has made nearly 21,000 rough sleeping referrals to councils with over 9,000 having positive outcomes (such as accessing services) of which nearly 1,800 have had a specific housing outcome.</p><p> </p><p>We have supported the roll-out of No Second Night Out nationally through the £20 million Homelessness Transition Fund for the voluntary sector ensuring rough sleepers are found quickly and that they do not spend more than one night on the street. In 20 key rough sleeping areas outside London 67% of rough sleepers were helped off the streets after a single night according to homelessness charities.</p><p> </p><p>We have launched an £8 million Help for Single Homeless Fund for local authorities which will improve council services for single people facing the prospect of homelessness. 34 projects, working across 168 local authorities, will provide support for up 22,000 single homeless people.</p><p> </p><p>Finally, the Government is helping single homeless people find and sustain accommodation in the private rented sector through our £13 million funding to Crisis. By 2016 we expect the Crisis scheme to have helped 10,000 single homeless people since it started in 2010.</p><p> </p><p>We work closely with Homeless Link, who represent homelessness charities across England, and attended the launch of their homelessness manifesto at a recent parliamentary reception.</p><p> </p><p>It is not for the Government itself to respond to the manifestos produced by Non-Governmental Organisations and pressure groups ahead of the general election, but we welcome the broader contribution to the debate.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL4172 more like this
HL4174 more like this
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less than 2015-01-21T16:08:01.443Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-21T16:08:01.443Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
star this property tabling member
2018
star this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
174069
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-01-15more like thismore than 2015-01-15
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Sleeping Rough more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government who is responsible for co-ordinating the services and provisions needed by those sleeping rough. more like this
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Lord Hylton remove filter
star this property uin HL4172 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 2015-01-21more like thismore than 2015-01-21
star this property answer text <p>The Department of Communities and Local Government has the lead on tackling homelessness and rough sleeping. Formed in 2010, the Ministerial Working Group on Homelessness brings Departments together to ensure that Departments across Government play their part in tackling both the causes and consequences of homelessness. Throughout this Parliament, the group has worked together to coordinate action on the issues facing homeless people.</p><p> </p><p>The Government have increased spending to prevent and tackle rough sleeping and homelessness making over £500 million available, giving councils the funding and tools needed to take action against rough sleeping locally.</p><p> </p><p>There are a range of initiatives and projects in place to help rough sleepers, prevent single homelessness and to help those who have been homeless find and sustain accommodation.</p><p> </p><p>Thousands of vulnerable people, including military veterans, who have slept rough or faced with the prospect of doing so have been given the help they need through No Second Night Out and Streetlink<strong>.</strong> By using Streetlink the public can help connect rough sleepers to the local services available so they can get the help they need to get them off the streets. Since 2012 Streetlink has made nearly 21,000 rough sleeping referrals to councils with over 9,000 having positive outcomes (such as accessing services) of which nearly 1,800 have had a specific housing outcome.</p><p> </p><p>We have supported the roll-out of No Second Night Out nationally through the £20 million Homelessness Transition Fund for the voluntary sector ensuring rough sleepers are found quickly and that they do not spend more than one night on the street. In 20 key rough sleeping areas outside London 67% of rough sleepers were helped off the streets after a single night according to homelessness charities.</p><p> </p><p>We have launched an £8 million Help for Single Homeless Fund for local authorities which will improve council services for single people facing the prospect of homelessness. 34 projects, working across 168 local authorities, will provide support for up 22,000 single homeless people.</p><p> </p><p>Finally, the Government is helping single homeless people find and sustain accommodation in the private rented sector through our £13 million funding to Crisis. By 2016 we expect the Crisis scheme to have helped 10,000 single homeless people since it started in 2010.</p><p> </p><p>We work closely with Homeless Link, who represent homelessness charities across England, and attended the launch of their homelessness manifesto at a recent parliamentary reception.</p><p> </p><p>It is not for the Government itself to respond to the manifestos produced by Non-Governmental Organisations and pressure groups ahead of the general election, but we welcome the broader contribution to the debate.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL4171 more like this
HL4174 more like this
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less than 2015-01-21T16:08:01.553Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-21T16:08:01.553Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
star this property tabling member
2018
star this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
174071
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-01-15more like thismore than 2015-01-15
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Sleeping Rough more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what actions they are taking to assist rough sleepers, and in particular homeless military veterans. more like this
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Lord Hylton remove filter
star this property uin HL4174 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Department of Communities and Local Government has the lead on tackling homelessness and rough sleeping. Formed in 2010, the Ministerial Working Group on Homelessness brings Departments together to ensure that Departments across Government play their part in tackling both the causes and consequences of homelessness. Throughout this Parliament, the group has worked together to coordinate action on the issues facing homeless people.</p><p> </p><p>The Government have increased spending to prevent and tackle rough sleeping and homelessness making over £500 million available, giving councils the funding and tools needed to take action against rough sleeping locally.</p><p> </p><p>There are a range of initiatives and projects in place to help rough sleepers, prevent single homelessness and to help those who have been homeless find and sustain accommodation.</p><p> </p><p>Thousands of vulnerable people, including military veterans, who have slept rough or faced with the prospect of doing so have been given the help they need through No Second Night Out and Streetlink<strong>.</strong> By using Streetlink the public can help connect rough sleepers to the local services available so they can get the help they need to get them off the streets. Since 2012 Streetlink has made nearly 21,000 rough sleeping referrals to councils with over 9,000 having positive outcomes (such as accessing services) of which nearly 1,800 have had a specific housing outcome.</p><p> </p><p>We have supported the roll-out of No Second Night Out nationally through the £20 million Homelessness Transition Fund for the voluntary sector ensuring rough sleepers are found quickly and that they do not spend more than one night on the street. In 20 key rough sleeping areas outside London 67% of rough sleepers were helped off the streets after a single night according to homelessness charities.</p><p> </p><p>We have launched an £8 million Help for Single Homeless Fund for local authorities which will improve council services for single people facing the prospect of homelessness. 34 projects, working across 168 local authorities, will provide support for up 22,000 single homeless people.</p><p> </p><p>Finally, the Government is helping single homeless people find and sustain accommodation in the private rented sector through our £13 million funding to Crisis. By 2016 we expect the Crisis scheme to have helped 10,000 single homeless people since it started in 2010.</p><p> </p><p>We work closely with Homeless Link, who represent homelessness charities across England, and attended the launch of their homelessness manifesto at a recent parliamentary reception.</p><p> </p><p>It is not for the Government itself to respond to the manifestos produced by Non-Governmental Organisations and pressure groups ahead of the general election, but we welcome the broader contribution to the debate.</p><p> </p>
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