Monday, 28 February 2011
The Secretary of State was asked—
What assessment he has made of the likely effects on the community and voluntary sector of reductions in levels of Government funding for local authorities.
What steps the Government are taking to encourage local authorities to promote sustainable rural development through an integrated approach to employment and housing in rural communities.
What recent estimate he has made of the likely change in aggregate levels of employment among local authorities in the next four years.
What assessment he has made of the effects of reductions in formula grant funding on local authorities in the most deprived areas.
What steps he is taking to reduce the incidence of antisocial behaviour in social housing.
What expressions of interest he has received from local authorities outside the areas of the family support pilots in the creation of community budget schemes.
How much funding his Department has allocated to local authorities to minimise increases in council tax in 2011-12.
What criteria are used to determine the number of houses which should be built in North Wiltshire constituency?
What steps he is taking to address under-occupation of social housing to promote social mobility.
What steps he is taking to remove unnecessary spending on administration within his Department.
What estimate he has made of the level of funding from the new homes bonus which will be allocated to Charnwood borough council.
What recent assessment he has made of the likely change in the provision of services by local authorities as a result of reductions in levels of Government funding for local authorities.
What recent assessment he has made of the effects on fire authorities of the planned reductions in grants to local government.
What plans he has to take into account work completed on existing local development frameworks in his proposals for the reform of planning law.
What steps he is taking to increase transparency in local government.
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
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On a point of order, Mr Speaker. I draw the House’s attention to my earlier declaration of interest. During questions to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, the...
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Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Mr Goodwill.)
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