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1721650
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-07-17more like thismore than 2024-07-17
answering body
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept id 7 more like this
answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
hansard heading Council Tax: Birmingham more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Written Ministerial Statement published on 5 February 2024, HCWS241, on Local Government Finance Update, whether her Department carried out impact analyses on allowing Birmingham City Council flexibility to increase council tax bills by an additional 5 per cent. more like this
tabling member constituency Birmingham Northfield more like this
tabling member printed
Laurence Turner more like this
uin 365 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-07-22more like thismore than 2024-07-22
answer text <p>In line with the practice of successive administrations, detailed minutes of ministerial meetings - even those that are declared publicly - are not normally disclosed.</p><p>The first formal report from Birmingham City Council Commissioners, which was submitted to the former Secretary of State on 26 April this year, will be published on gov.uk as soon as practicable. That report was submitted six months after the start of the intervention, in line with the expectations placed on Commissioners on their appointment. I have met the Leader of Birmingham City Council and I am due to meet with the Commissioners this week. I would be happy to meet with all MPs whose constituencies are within the area of the Council.</p><p>The department and former Ministers were notified of the decision by the then Section 151 Officer at Birmingham City Council to issue a Section 114 report on 5 September 2023, the day it was made and published by the Council. The Council has provided the Department with their estimate of the equal pay liability, including as part of their request for additional financial support in February 2024. That estimate is £867 million. In line with the Public Sector Equality Duty, an equalities analysis was carried out in relation to requests from councils for additional flexibility to increase council tax for 2025/26.</p>
answering member constituency Oldham West, Chadderton and Royton more like this
answering member printed Jim McMahon more like this
grouped question UIN
216 more like this
217 more like this
292 more like this
293 more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-07-22T19:53:34.98Zmore like thismore than 2024-07-22T19:53:34.98Z
answering member
4569
label Biography information for Jim McMahon more like this
tabling member 5234
1721578
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-07-17more like thismore than 2024-07-17
answering body
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept id 7 more like this
answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
hansard heading Birmingham City Council more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to her Department's publication entitled Birmingham City Council: Statutory intervention update letter from Commissioners, published on 22 February 2024, whether those commissioners have submitted further updates to her Department subsequent to that letter. more like this
tabling member constituency Birmingham Northfield more like this
tabling member printed
Laurence Turner more like this
uin 293 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-07-22more like thismore than 2024-07-22
answer text <p>In line with the practice of successive administrations, detailed minutes of ministerial meetings - even those that are declared publicly - are not normally disclosed.</p><p>The first formal report from Birmingham City Council Commissioners, which was submitted to the former Secretary of State on 26 April this year, will be published on gov.uk as soon as practicable. That report was submitted six months after the start of the intervention, in line with the expectations placed on Commissioners on their appointment. I have met the Leader of Birmingham City Council and I am due to meet with the Commissioners this week. I would be happy to meet with all MPs whose constituencies are within the area of the Council.</p><p>The department and former Ministers were notified of the decision by the then Section 151 Officer at Birmingham City Council to issue a Section 114 report on 5 September 2023, the day it was made and published by the Council. The Council has provided the Department with their estimate of the equal pay liability, including as part of their request for additional financial support in February 2024. That estimate is £867 million. In line with the Public Sector Equality Duty, an equalities analysis was carried out in relation to requests from councils for additional flexibility to increase council tax for 2025/26.</p>
answering member constituency Oldham West, Chadderton and Royton more like this
answering member printed Jim McMahon more like this
grouped question UIN
216 more like this
217 more like this
292 more like this
365 more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-07-22T19:53:34.933Zmore like thismore than 2024-07-22T19:53:34.933Z
answering member
4569
label Biography information for Jim McMahon more like this
tabling member 5234
1721577
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-07-17more like thismore than 2024-07-17
answering body
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept id 7 more like this
answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
hansard heading Birmingham City Council more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to her Department's publication entitled DLUHC: ministerial meetings, July to September 2023, published on 14 December 2023, if she will publish the minutes of the meetings held on 14 September 2023 with (a) Birmingham City Council and (b) Max Caller. more like this
tabling member constituency Birmingham Northfield more like this
tabling member printed
Laurence Turner more like this
uin 292 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-07-22more like thismore than 2024-07-22
answer text <p>In line with the practice of successive administrations, detailed minutes of ministerial meetings - even those that are declared publicly - are not normally disclosed.</p><p>The first formal report from Birmingham City Council Commissioners, which was submitted to the former Secretary of State on 26 April this year, will be published on gov.uk as soon as practicable. That report was submitted six months after the start of the intervention, in line with the expectations placed on Commissioners on their appointment. I have met the Leader of Birmingham City Council and I am due to meet with the Commissioners this week. I would be happy to meet with all MPs whose constituencies are within the area of the Council.</p><p>The department and former Ministers were notified of the decision by the then Section 151 Officer at Birmingham City Council to issue a Section 114 report on 5 September 2023, the day it was made and published by the Council. The Council has provided the Department with their estimate of the equal pay liability, including as part of their request for additional financial support in February 2024. That estimate is £867 million. In line with the Public Sector Equality Duty, an equalities analysis was carried out in relation to requests from councils for additional flexibility to increase council tax for 2025/26.</p>
answering member constituency Oldham West, Chadderton and Royton more like this
answering member printed Jim McMahon more like this
grouped question UIN
216 more like this
217 more like this
293 more like this
365 more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-07-22T19:53:34.887Zmore like thismore than 2024-07-22T19:53:34.887Z
answering member
4569
label Biography information for Jim McMahon more like this
tabling member 5234
1721502
registered interest true more like this
date less than 2024-07-17more like thismore than 2024-07-17
answering body
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept id 7 more like this
answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
hansard heading Birmingham City Council: Insolvency more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether her Department has made a recent estimate of the value of the equal pay liability at Birmingham City Council. more like this
tabling member constituency Birmingham Northfield more like this
tabling member printed
Laurence Turner more like this
uin 217 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-07-22more like thismore than 2024-07-22
answer text <p>In line with the practice of successive administrations, detailed minutes of ministerial meetings - even those that are declared publicly - are not normally disclosed.</p><p>The first formal report from Birmingham City Council Commissioners, which was submitted to the former Secretary of State on 26 April this year, will be published on gov.uk as soon as practicable. That report was submitted six months after the start of the intervention, in line with the expectations placed on Commissioners on their appointment. I have met the Leader of Birmingham City Council and I am due to meet with the Commissioners this week. I would be happy to meet with all MPs whose constituencies are within the area of the Council.</p><p>The department and former Ministers were notified of the decision by the then Section 151 Officer at Birmingham City Council to issue a Section 114 report on 5 September 2023, the day it was made and published by the Council. The Council has provided the Department with their estimate of the equal pay liability, including as part of their request for additional financial support in February 2024. That estimate is £867 million. In line with the Public Sector Equality Duty, an equalities analysis was carried out in relation to requests from councils for additional flexibility to increase council tax for 2025/26.</p>
answering member constituency Oldham West, Chadderton and Royton more like this
answering member printed Jim McMahon more like this
grouped question UIN
216 more like this
292 more like this
293 more like this
365 more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-07-22T19:53:34.823Zmore like thismore than 2024-07-22T19:53:34.823Z
answering member
4569
label Biography information for Jim McMahon more like this
tabling member 5234
1721501
registered interest true more like this
date less than 2024-07-17more like thismore than 2024-07-17
answering body
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept id 7 more like this
answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
hansard heading Birmingham City Council: Insolvency more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the notice issued by Birmingham City Council on 05 September 2023 under Section 114(3) of the Local Government Finance Act 1988, on what date (a) Ministers and (b) officials in her Department were first informed that this notice would be issued. more like this
tabling member constituency Birmingham Northfield more like this
tabling member printed
Laurence Turner more like this
uin 216 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-07-22more like thismore than 2024-07-22
answer text <p>In line with the practice of successive administrations, detailed minutes of ministerial meetings - even those that are declared publicly - are not normally disclosed.</p><p>The first formal report from Birmingham City Council Commissioners, which was submitted to the former Secretary of State on 26 April this year, will be published on gov.uk as soon as practicable. That report was submitted six months after the start of the intervention, in line with the expectations placed on Commissioners on their appointment. I have met the Leader of Birmingham City Council and I am due to meet with the Commissioners this week. I would be happy to meet with all MPs whose constituencies are within the area of the Council.</p><p>The department and former Ministers were notified of the decision by the then Section 151 Officer at Birmingham City Council to issue a Section 114 report on 5 September 2023, the day it was made and published by the Council. The Council has provided the Department with their estimate of the equal pay liability, including as part of their request for additional financial support in February 2024. That estimate is £867 million. In line with the Public Sector Equality Duty, an equalities analysis was carried out in relation to requests from councils for additional flexibility to increase council tax for 2025/26.</p>
answering member constituency Oldham West, Chadderton and Royton more like this
answering member printed Jim McMahon more like this
grouped question UIN
217 more like this
292 more like this
293 more like this
365 more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-07-22T19:53:34.76Zmore like thismore than 2024-07-22T19:53:34.76Z
answering member
4569
label Biography information for Jim McMahon more like this
tabling member 5234
1721493
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-07-17more like thismore than 2024-07-17
answering body
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept id 7 more like this
answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
hansard heading Local Government: Finance more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what her Department's policy is on increasing county council funding for (a) social care services, (b) SEND services and (c) road maintenance. more like this
tabling member constituency Oxford West and Abingdon more like this
tabling member printed
Layla Moran more like this
uin 208 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-07-22more like thismore than 2024-07-22
answer text <p>The Government recognises the pressures that local authorities are facing and is committed to getting councils back on their feet, by providing multi-year funding settlements, ending competitive bidding for pots of money and reforming the local audit system.</p><p>Future local authority funding decisions will be a matter for the next Spending Review and Local Government Finance Settlement. The department will work with local government leaders to ensure they are better able to fulfil their statutory duties.</p><p>The Government’s manifesto set out our intention for a programme of reform to create a National Care Service to deliver consistency of care across the country. We will work with the Department for Health and Social Care to engage local government on the development of this.</p><p>On SEND services, we are committed to taking a community-wide approach, improving inclusivity and expertise in mainstream schools, as well as ensuring special schools cater to those with the most complex needs.</p><p>We will also work constructively with the Department for Transport with a view to ensuring local authorities have sufficient revenue funding within their settlement to carry out vital cyclical repairs to their network.</p>
answering member constituency Oldham West, Chadderton and Royton more like this
answering member printed Jim McMahon more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-07-22T19:37:47.957Zmore like thismore than 2024-07-22T19:37:47.957Z
answering member
4569
label Biography information for Jim McMahon more like this
tabling member
4656
label Biography information for Layla Moran more like this
1721840
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-07-17more like thismore than 2024-07-17
answering body
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept id 7 more like this
answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
hansard heading Combined Authorities: Devolution more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to her Department's press release of 16 July 2024 entitled Deputy Prime Minister kickstarts new devolution revolution to boost local power, what (a) powers and (b) responsibilities she plans to allocate to Mayoral and Combined Authorities. more like this
tabling member constituency North West Essex more like this
tabling member printed
Mrs Kemi Badenoch more like this
uin 555 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-07-22more like thismore than 2024-07-22
answer text <p>The Deputy Prime Minister has written to local leaders in those areas of England which are not yet covered by devolution, encouraging them to come forward with proposals by the end of September. Preparations for devolution settlements will be led by local areas themselves and the department is keen to grow devolution coverage across England.</p><p>We have set out our intention to expand the devolution of powers in areas such as housing planning, transport, skills and employment support, building on the existing devolution framework.</p><p>As part of our drive to hand more power to places and communities so they can better deliver growth in their local areas, the Government will also publish a new devolution framework in due course, setting out the new powers and flexibilities available to local areas.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Oldham West, Chadderton and Royton more like this
answering member printed Jim McMahon more like this
grouped question UIN 577 more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-07-22T19:30:02.727Zmore like thismore than 2024-07-22T19:30:02.727Z
answering member
4569
label Biography information for Jim McMahon more like this
tabling member
4597
label Biography information for Kemi Badenoch more like this
1721862
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-07-17more like thismore than 2024-07-17
answering body
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept id 7 more like this
answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
hansard heading Local Government: Devolution more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to her Department's press release entitled Deputy Prime Minister kickstarts new devolution revolution to boost local power, published on 16 July 2024, when she expects the first devolution deals to be signed by her Department. more like this
tabling member constituency North West Essex more like this
tabling member printed
Mrs Kemi Badenoch more like this
uin 577 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-07-22more like thismore than 2024-07-22
answer text <p>The Deputy Prime Minister has written to local leaders in those areas of England which are not yet covered by devolution, encouraging them to come forward with proposals by the end of September. Preparations for devolution settlements will be led by local areas themselves and the department is keen to grow devolution coverage across England.</p><p>We have set out our intention to expand the devolution of powers in areas such as housing planning, transport, skills and employment support, building on the existing devolution framework.</p><p>As part of our drive to hand more power to places and communities so they can better deliver growth in their local areas, the Government will also publish a new devolution framework in due course, setting out the new powers and flexibilities available to local areas.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Oldham West, Chadderton and Royton more like this
answering member printed Jim McMahon more like this
grouped question UIN 555 more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-07-22T19:30:02.663Zmore like thismore than 2024-07-22T19:30:02.663Z
answering member
4569
label Biography information for Jim McMahon more like this
tabling member
4597
label Biography information for Kemi Badenoch more like this
1721647
registered interest true more like this
date less than 2024-07-17more like thismore than 2024-07-17
answering body
Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
answering dept id 208 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
hansard heading Palestinians: Recognition of States more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will immediately recognise the state of Palestine. more like this
tabling member constituency Oxford West and Abingdon more like this
tabling member printed
Layla Moran more like this
uin 362 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-07-22more like thismore than 2024-07-22
answer text <p>Palestinian statehood is the inalienable right of the Palestinian people. During the Foreign Secretary's visit to Israel and the OPTs on 14 July, he reiterated our commitment to recognising a Palestinian state <strong>as </strong>a contribution to a peace process to deliver a two state solution, with a safe and secure Israel alongside a viable and sovereign Palestinian state.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Lincoln more like this
answering member printed Mr Hamish Falconer more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-07-22T17:02:15.807Zmore like thismore than 2024-07-22T17:02:15.807Z
answering member 5148
tabling member
4656
label Biography information for Layla Moran more like this
1721370
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-07-17more like thismore than 2024-07-17
answering body
Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
answering dept id 208 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
hansard heading Israel: Arms Trade more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the potential impact of the sale of UK arms to Israel on the conflict in Gaza. more like this
tabling member constituency York Central more like this
tabling member printed
Rachael Maskell more like this
uin 95 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-07-22more like thismore than 2024-07-22
answer text <p>The Foreign Secretary met with President Netanyahu in Israel on 14 July and pushed for an immediate ceasefire, the release of all hostages, the upholding of international law, and a rapid increase of aid into Gaza. This government will uphold our international legal obligations and act in line with the UK’s Strategic Export License Criteria. We have commissioned new advice and will come to a considered decision.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Lincoln more like this
answering member printed Mr Hamish Falconer more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-07-22T17:01:44.083Zmore like thismore than 2024-07-22T17:01:44.083Z
answering member 5148
tabling member
4471
label Biography information for Rachael Maskell more like this