Monday, 20 January 2014
The Secretary of State was asked—
What assessment he has made of the potential effect of his Department’s proposed change to permitted development rights on the number of (a) betting shops and (b) fixed-odds betting...
What requirement is placed on local authorities to ensure that legal agreements within the planning consent for major developments include provision of funding for new schools.
What recent steps his Department has taken to facilitate holocaust survivors in sharing their testimony in communities throughout the UK.
What assessment he has made of recent trends in the level of private rents.
When he next expects to meet local authorities in East Anglia to discuss the problems caused by the tidal surges of 5 to 6 December 2013.
What assessment he has made of the effect of the local government finance settlement on the most vulnerable communities.
What recent progress his Department has made on negotiations regarding firefighters’ pensions.
What guidance his Department has issued to local authorities on the duty of co-operation arising from the Localism Act 2011 in respect of waste disposal.
What steps he is taking to ensure that claimants of housing benefit are able to access accommodation in the private rented sector.
What assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the troubled families unit since its creation.
What assessment he has made of changes in demand for larger social homes since April 2013.
What guidance he has issued to local authorities on prioritising (a) members of the armed forces and (b) local residents for social housing.
What estimate he has made of the number of families with children who were placed in bed and breakfast accommodation for longer than the statutory maximum six-week period since 2010.
(Urgent Question): To ask the Home Secretary if he will make a statement on the UN settlement programme for vulnerable Syrian refugees.
On a point of order, Mr Speaker. The Foreign Secretary made a statement to the House last Monday on chemical weapons from Syria. It now transpires that they are to be destroyed at the plant in...
Ordered, That the following provisions shall apply to the Intellectual Property Bill [Lords]: Committal (1) The Bill shall be committed to a Public Bill Committee. Proceedings in Public Bill...
I beg to move, That the period on the expiry of which proceedings on the Children and Families Bill shall lapse in pursuance of paragraph (13) of Standing Order No. 80A shall be extended by 46...
[Relevant documents: Seventh Report from the Business, Innovation and Skills Committee, on Payday Loans, HC 789.]
Ordered, That Sheila Gilmore and Simon Hart be discharged from the Political and Constitutional Reform Committee and David Morris and Chris Ruane be added.—(Greg Hands, on behalf of the...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Mr Evennett.)
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