Thursday, 10 June 2010
The Secretary of State was asked-
If he will bring forward proposals to increase the powers of local authorities to prevent infill and garden development.
What ministerial directions in respect of an action likely to breach the requirements of financial propriety or regularity were issued to the accounting officer of his Department in the past 12...
What plans he has for the future regulation of the private rented housing sector.
What steps he plans to take to end regional spatial strategies.
If he will review the extent to which the local authority funding formula accurately measures the funding requirements of local communities.
What steps he plans to take to abolish the Standards Board for England.
What his policy is on the provision of shorthold tenancies by local authorities and housing associations.
What steps he is taking to improve the co-ordination of Government policy on homelessness.
What plans he has for the future of the housing revenue account.
What steps he plans to take to improve the standard of social housing; and if he will make a statement.
What steps he plans to take to increase the supply of affordable housing in areas of high demand.
What timetable he has set for the ending of regional spatial strategies.
What estimate he has made of the effect on the number of affordable homes of planned reductions in spending under the Kickstart and national affordable housing programmes.
What recent discussions his Department has had with Lancashire county council on levels of funding for community services in Sunderland Point, Morecambe.
What his policy is on changes to the funding formula for local authorities.
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
Nominations for Chairs of the 24 Select Committees set out in Standing Order No. 122B, as amended by the Order of the House of Monday 7 June, closed on Tuesday 8 June, and elections were held...
Will the Leader of the House give us the business for next week?
On a point of order, Mr Speaker. May I ask your advice? Today, two contradictory statements have been made on the Floor of the House-and just repeated by the Leader of the House. It was stated...
I beg to move, That this House has considered the matter of tackling poverty in the UK. Helping people in the UK to escape poverty is one of the key challenges for the new Government and...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn. -(Bill Wiggin.)
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