Thursday, 25 November 2010
The Secretary of State was asked-
What representations he has received from local authorities on likely changes to funding from his Department since the publication of the comprehensive spending review.
What progress has been made in devolving more powers and financial autonomy to local authorities.
What requirements local authorities have to report their expenditure to his Department.
When he plans to publish the localism Bill.
What his policy is on the distribution of reductions to local authority funding over the comprehensive spending review period; and if he will make a statement.
What steps he is taking to reduce the number of squatters.
What recent steps he has taken to reduce homelessness.
If he will estimate the proportion of the funding for the new homes bonus scheme which will be spent in Milton Keynes.
If he will take steps to encourage community ownership of local assets and facilities.
What steps his Department is taking to return empty homes to productive use.
By what date he expects the residential property tribunals system for park home owners to be in full operation.
What estimate he has made of the change in number of first-time buyers in the housing market in the last 12 months.
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
May I ask the Leader of the House to give us the forthcoming business?
With permission, Mr Speaker, I should like to make a statement on the Government's plans for investment in rail infrastructure and rolling stock. These plans build on the announcement by my right...
On a point of order, Mr Deputy Speaker. I wonder whether you would be so kind as to convey to Mr Speaker the very real concerns of attendants and office keepers across the estate about possible...
Bill, not amended in the Public Bill Committee, considered. Third Reading The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (Robert Neill): I beg to move, That the...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 118(6)),
That the draft National Assembly for Wales Referendum (Assembly Act Provisions) (Limit on Referendum Expenses Etc.) Order 2010, which was laid before this House on 21 October, be approved. -(Mr...
Ordered, That, at the sitting on Thursday 2 December, the Speaker shall put the Questions necessary to dispose of proceedings on the Motions in the name of Mr Kevin Barron relating to...
Ordered, That- (1) the matter of the implications for Wales of the Government's Comprehensive Spending Review be referred to the Welsh Grand Committee for its consideration; and (2) the Committee...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn. -(Mr Goodwill.)
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