Tuesday, 18 November 2008
The Secretary of State was asked—
What assessment she has made of the impact of the current economic climate on her Department's housing policy.
If she will hold discussions with Treasury Ministers to ensure that revenue from the local authority housing revenue account is directed to social housing.
What assessment she has made of the future prospects for the private rented sector as a provider of affordable accommodation.
What progress has been made in increasing site provision for Gypsy and Traveller families.
What plans she has to introduce fixed-term contracts for council tenants; and if she will make a statement.
What change there has been in the level of uptake of small business rate relief since the start of the current economic downturn.
What steps she is taking to minimise the number of repossessions of homes.
If she will make a statement on her departmental responsibilities.
On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I believe you are aware of a letter that I recently received from Westminster city council saying that despite your robust statement on 28 October about the...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Energy Bill, it is expedient to authorise the levying of charges by virtue of the Act by the Gas and...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 83A (Programme Motions), That the following provisions shall apply to the Energy Bill for the purpose of supplementing the...
Lords amendment: No. 46.
Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 83A (Programme motions), That the following provisions shall apply to the Climate Change Bill [Lords] for the purpose of...
Lords message considered.
Lords amendments: 7A and 7B
Lords amendments: 17A and 17B
We now come to motions 5, 6, 7 and 8, which I propose to put together. Motion made, and Question out forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118(6) (Delegated Legislation Committees),
That the draft Local Loans (Increase of Limit) Order 2008, which was laid before this House on 15th October, be approved.
That the draft International Organization for Migration (Immunities and Privileges) Order 2008, which was laid before this House on 23rd October, be approved.
That the draft European Communities (Definition of Treaties) (2006 International Tropical Timber Agreement) Order 2008, which was laid before this House on 23rd October, be approved.
That the draft Civil Contingencies Act 2004 (Amendment of List of Responders) Order 2008, which was laid before this House on 29th October, be approved .—[Mr. Watts.] Question agreed to.
Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 119(9) ( European Committees ), That this House takes note of Commission documents 13829/07 and Addenda 1 to 3...
The Government have a policy of not building on green belt, and some Essex councils have held meaningful consultations and then voted to protect their green belt. The petitioners feel that...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn. —[Ms Diana R. Johnson.]
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