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Housing and Planning Bill: Committee (1st Day) (Continued) (9 Feb 2016)

Baroness Williams of Trafford: I see the point, and as I say, my son is living in such accommodation, but the reason owners do it is to protect against squatting as opposed to provide for permanent accommodation. There is no tenancy agreement in place. However, I will go back and think further about this. It is a slightly anomalous situation in the general housing market, given that many of the properties are not housing....

[Mark Pritchard in the Chair] — NHS Bursary (11 Jan 2016)

Mark Pritchard: Will Members who want to speak, even if they are on the list, please stand clearly rather than squat, in order that we can work out whether we will have to impose a time limit later? Thank you very much indeed.

Public Bill Committee: Housing and Planning Bill: Examination of Witnesses (10 Nov 2015)

...that question, we have quite a few housing co-operatives within the borough already. They tend to be managing existing stock that they have been bequeathed through CPOs in the past and through the squatting movement in the ‘70s and ‘80s. As far as I am aware, they are not currently seeking to develop. We are focusing on working with housing association partners and our own new...

Public Bill Committee: Housing and Planning Bill: Examination of Witnesses (10 Nov 2015)

...that question, we have quite a few housing co-operatives within the borough already. They tend to be managing existing stock that they have been bequeathed through CPOs in the past and through the squatting movement in the ‘70s and ‘80s. As far as I am aware, they are not currently seeking to develop. We are focusing on working with housing association partners and our own new...

Opposition Day — [9th Allotted Day]: Policing (4 Nov 2015)

Neil Coyle: ...has been raised with me by Tesco managers. Particular businesses have been targeted—for example, pub users have had their mobile phones stolen. We have seen a dramatic increase in commercial squatting across the constituency, which I raised with the Met commissioner. The Albion in Rotherhithe and The Elephant and Castle—unsurprisingly, located in Elephant and Castle—have...

Travellers (Mole Valley) — [Philip Davies in the Chair] (20 Oct 2015)

Paul Beresford: ...development is severely limited as the road goes through, or close to, an area of natural beauty and ancient forests, and is entirely in the green belt. A Traveller from outside Mole Valley inherited the land, squatted on it and, over a short period of time, placed a number of caravans, trucks and cars there. He ran a number of different businesses from the site, as indicated by...

Business of the House (9 Jul 2015)

Paul Beresford: ...have a number of dreadful cases in my patch, including one where so-called Travellers have submitted applications followed by appeals for 10 years or more. They are building on the site as well as squatting on it. It is green belt land; they should not be there.

Hatfield Colliery (2 Jul 2015)

Anna Soubry: ...girl, I was never allowed underground, but at Manton we built a coalface on the top: we could all visit, and see the photographs and understand the experience of men who were stripped to the waist and often worked squatting for long shifts in the most appalling conditions, as these men will have undoubtedly done at some stage in their lives. It is indeed darned hard work and it is a...

Global Challenges — Motion to Take Note (2 Jul 2015)

Lord Ashdown of Norton-sub-Hamdon: ...centre of the opium trade. Nowadays it is connected to crime in our inner cities. He would not have mentioned the mad mullah in the cave, although he had those too. The mad mullah of the time was called the Wali of Swat, about whom Edward Lear wrote a poem in which he asked who or what is the Wali of Swat; is he short, is he fat, is he squat? He would not ask today who or what was Osama...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Squatting (1 Jul 2015)

Philip Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent assessment he has made of changes in the prevalence of squatting in commercial premises following the introduction of the criminal provisions contained in the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012.

Outlawries Bill: Debate on the Address — [1st day] (27 May 2015)

John Martin McDonnell: ..., which has been blocked by people who are angry at not being listened to and angry at the production of this Queen’s Speech. We will also see more occupations, particularly among the people in our capital city who are desperate to have a roof over their head and are forced to squat. We saw an example last year, when a young man was evicted from a squat and froze to death on its...

Elections for Positions in the House: Backbench Business — Valedictory Debate (26 Mar 2015)

Mike Weatherley: ..., followed that up with a Westminster Hall debate and got the Government on side, and the law was duly changed via an amendment to the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill. Changing the law on squatting was a huge deal, and it has virtually ended squatting in residential properties in the UK. Wikipedia now lists it as “Weatherley’s law”. At this stage I...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Squatting (25 Mar 2015)

Matthew Offord: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what plans his Department has to bring forward legislative proposals to prohibit the squatting of premises in the commercial property sector.

Women: Economic Empowerment — Motion to Take Note (5 Mar 2015)

Baroness Gould of Potternewton: ...will not often show up in a headcount of rough sleepers. The hidden homeless may be sofa-surfing, staying with family or friends, or trapped in abusive relationships because they have nowhere else to go. Others may be squatting, living in crack houses, and some unfortunately engage in prostitution. St Mungo’s, the homeless charity, feels that unless urgent action is taken now, the...

Homeless Young People — [John Robertson in the Chair] (21 Jan 2015)

Stephen Gilbert: ...time round. When homeless people do approach their council, the consequences of being turned away with no support can be disastrous. Many are left with no option but to sleep on the floors of friends and family, squat in abandoned buildings or, in the worst examples, sleep rough. That can lead to their falling into a situation where support needs and other issues develop, resulting in...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (14 Jan 2015)

David Cameron: ...exactly how we meet that: it is 13 billion of departmental cuts and 12 billion of welfare cuts and 5 billion from tax evasion and avoidance. So far the Labour party has told us absolutely diddly-squat about how it would raise a single penny of that money, so the challenge for the Labour party is: if you are going to sign up to 30 billion of adjustment, is it not...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Topical Questions (12 Jan 2015)

Anna Soubry: May I say how very disappointed I am at such an appallingly negative question that achieves absolutely diddly-squat? With the introduction of the covenant enshrined in law, this Government, more than any other, have ensured that our veterans, serving members of our armed forces and their families get the sort of recognition that they need. It is not disputed that we can do more, especially at...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Squatting: Prosecutions (7 Jan 2015)

Matthew Offord: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what discussions his Department has had with the Crown Prosecution Service on ensuring that prosecutions are made under squatting legislation.

[Mr Clive Betts in the Chair] — Backbench Business — Stamp Duty (Housing Market) (4 Sep 2014)

Anne Main: ...home, they have a mountain to climb. While they wait to get their finances in place, they will face, according to Zoopla, a crippling average home rental in the south and east of 1,765 a month. They will have to shell out an awful lot of their modest salaries just to live in the area that they serve by working in the public sector. If they are not paying rent, they may be squatting...

Written Answers — Justice: Squatting: Reoffenders (17 Jul 2014)

Philip Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many people have been convicted of the offence of squatting in a residential building under section 144 of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 on more than one occasion since its entry into force; (2) how many people have been (a) arrested for and (b) convicted of the offence of squatting in a residential building...


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