Results 1-20 of 467 for squatting
- Written Answers — Justice: Squatting (26 February 2014)
Mary Macleod: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent representations he has received on the potential merits of making squatting in commercial buildings a criminal offence.
- [Mrs Linda Riordan in the Chair] — Gypsy and Traveller Policy (4 February 2014)
Priti Patel: ...in partnership with Witham police, I think there will be some best practice and good learning that wse can all use when dealing with such cases. The Government have done the right thing by making squatting in people’s homes a criminal offence and I urge Ministers to consider introducing a similar criminal offence to protect businesses and landowners by deterring illegal occupancy of land.
- Written Answers — Justice: Squatting (10 December 2013)
Tony Cunningham: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the cost to the public purse has been of the costs of hearings related to the case of a constituent of the hon. Member for Workington, Gary Tomlinson, in relation to illegal occupancy of a flat belonging to him.
- Written Answers — Health: Learning Disability: Drugs and Alcohol (19 November 2013)
Norman Lamb: ...mental health care spells 770,3121 With accommodation status recorded 649,420 With accommodation status of homeless recorded 17,118 Of which: Homeless 3,204 Rough sleeper 608 Squatting 123 Night shelter/emergency hostel/direct access hostel (temporary accommodation accepting self referrals, no waiting list and relatively frequent vacancies) 1,413 Sofa...
- Written Answers — Justice: Squatting (18 November 2013)
John McDonnell: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many people have been (a) arrested on suspicion of, (b) tried for and (c) convicted for the offence of squatting in a residential building under section 144 of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012; (2) how many of the convictions for the offence of squatting in a residential building under section 144 of the Legal...
- Public Bill Committee: Immigration Bill: Examination of Witnesses (29 October 2013)
Professor Stephenson: A flat levy is clearly a nonsense; £200 would not pay diddly-squat for one consultation. A single inhaler for asthma costs £55 without you even seeing a doctor to examine you and make the diagnosis. As Vivienne has pointed out, it is such a low level. If you were coming for something that cost anything at all, it would seem extraordinarily attractive to pay...
- Written Answers — Justice: Squatting (6 September 2013)
Philip Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what 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.
- Intellectual Property Bill [HL]: Report (23 July 2013)
Lord Clement-Jones: ...cue arguments are often used to justify copying familiar brands. However it is one thing to say that green equals mint or yellow equals lemon, it is quite another to say that red equals cola or squat, dark bottles equal Marmite. The Minister went on to say that, “a substantial majority of consumers had deliberately purchased a lookalike and, of those consumers, most of them found the...
- Care Bill [HL]: Committee (7th Day) (22 July 2013)
Lord Lipsey: ...and at what rent? What about owners with dementia; who will sign the deferred payment agreement? If there is not a power of attorney in place, what happens then? Who pays if the house is burgled, squatted, burnt down? Whose responsibility is it to insure the property? Who provides financial advice? Who pays for financial advice? Further important questions arise from the Government’s...
- Opposition Day — [3rd Allotted Day] — Arts and Creative Industries (19 June 2013)
Kerry McCarthy: ...one turned up. Eventually, however, they started selling tickets and created an incredibly innovative scene that influences people to this day. It emerged in a similar way to the punk scene that sprang from squats in London and elsewhere in the 1970s. DJ Krust told me that those involved did not need or want public funding. That raises interesting questions about how we can ensure that...
- Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Topical Questions (21 May 2013)
Tracey Crouch: Will the Secretary of State update the House on progress towards criminalising squatting in commercial premises?
- Secondary Schools: Newark (13 March 2013)
Patrick Mercer: ...been made so far. The town’s two desperately important secondary schools are under capacity. Mrs Sue Jenkins says: “My concern is the environment of my year 7 daughter, who eats lunch squatted on the floor because the building she learns in fails her. Unless the school is rebuilt sooner, she and her cohort will do this for the rest of their time at secondary school. As parents,...
- Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Squatting (5 February 2013)
- Afghanistan (17 January 2013)
Richard Burden: ...emergency relief at the moment in particular. The article came out with a striking quote from 77-year-old Shah Ghasi: “Each family already has two or three people who are sick”. He has squatted in a camp on the outskirts of Kabul for nearly a decade. He says: “We only have hot water to try and keep warm—no stoves, no fuel.” If we look at the forecast, we see...
- Israel: Arab Citizens — Motion to Take Note (13 December 2012)
Baroness Uddin: ...and brutal response by the police. Around half the Bedouin population in Israel live in 45 so-called "unrecognised villages". The Israeli Government intend to force them out, claiming that their "squatting" is taking over the Negev desert. The truth is that while they make up 30% of the region's population, the Bedouin actually live within less than 5% of the total area. Although the law...
- Written Answers — Justice: Trespass (9 November 2012)
Damian Green: ...force to defend themselves and others. Force which is grossly disproportionate will still not be permitted. We will bring forward legislation as soon as parliamentary time allows. A new offence of squatting in a residential building came into force on 1 September 2012 and applies throughout England and Wales. The offence was created by section 144 of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and...
- Written Answers — Justice: Squatting (22 October 2012)
Mike Weatherley: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) if he will estimate the total cost of damage to buildings by squatters in the latest period for which figures are available; (2) if he will estimate the total amount that property owners spent on removing squatters in the latest period for which figures are available.
- Written Answers — Home Department: Squatting (18 October 2012)
Mike Weatherley: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will estimate the total cost of policing for dealing with squatters in (i) 2007, (ii) 2008, (iii) 2009, (iv) 2010 and (v) 2011.
- Written Ministerial Statements — Communities and Local Government: DCLG (Summer Recess Work) (3 September 2012)
Eric Pickles: ...who charge them extortionate rents to live in cramped conditions. Councils in the worst affected areas have at their disposal £1.8 million of central funding to help tackle the problem of rogue landlords. On 1 September, new laws came into effect in England and Wales to make squatting in residential buildings a criminal offence. My Department has worked with the Ministry of Justice...
- Written Answers — Justice: Squatting (13 July 2012)
Mike Weatherley: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what factors he plans to take into account in deciding when the squatting provisions of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 will be enacted; (2) if he will estimate the total cost to the taxpayer of squatters in (a) social housing and (b) council-owned buildings in each of the last five years.