Monday, 4 April 2011
The Secretary of State was asked—
What recent assessment he has made of the likely change in the provision of services by local authorities as a result of reductions in the level of Government funding to such authorities.
What assessment he has made of the potential benefits to Kirklees district of the new homes bonus.
What assessment he has made of the likely effect on the community and voluntary sectors of reductions in the level of Government funding for local authorities.
What assessment he has made of the equity of the distribution of Government funding for local authorities.
What plans his Department has to establish trusts to assist communities in providing homes for local people.
What steps his Department is taking to support home ownership and first-time buyers.
If he will bring forward proposals to increase the powers of local authorities to tackle unauthorised development.
What assessment he has made of the potential effect on levels of homelessness of the proposed changes to rules on the changes in the treatment of tenancies in under-occupied social housing.
What steps his Department is taking to protect green spaces from development.
What assessment he has made of the likely effects of reductions in Government funding on the number of people employed by local authorities in 2011-12.
What recent representations he has received on local authority funding for leisure facilities.
What recent representations he has received on the levels of remuneration for local government executives.
What change in band D council tax he expects (a) on average in local authorities in England and (b) in Tamworth borough between 2010-11 and 2011-12.
What plans he has for the future of rules governing the use of section 106 moneys collected by local authorities.
What recent estimate he has made of the average change to council tax bills for households in (a) Harlow, (b) Epping Forest and (c) Essex between 2010-11 and 2011-12.
What mechanisms his Department is using to achieve efficiency savings in its budget for 2011-12.
What estimate his Department has made of the likely number of new social housing starts between May 2010 and April 2015.
What steps his Department is taking to increase the flexibility of access to shared ownership schemes for first-time buyers.
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
(Urgent Question): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on armed forces redundancies.
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Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 118(6)),
That the draft Legal Services Act 2007 (Approved Regulators) Order 2011, which was laid before this House on 14 March, be approved.—(Mr Newmark.) Question agreed to.
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Mr Newmark.)
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