Monday, 3 March 2014
The Secretary of State was asked—
How much funding his Department is providing to help freeze council tax.
If he will review planning guidance relating to flooding risks.
What assessment he has made of the effects of the local government finance settlement on local authority services for families with young children.
What steps he is taking to help local shops and firms with their business rate bills.
What representations he has received in support of the case for making the installation of smoke alarms mandatory in all privately rented accommodation. [R]
What assessment he has made of the effect of spending reductions on the work of fire and rescue services.
What guidance he has issued to local authorities on prioritising (a) members of the armed forces and (b) local residents for social housing; and if he will make a statement.
What steps he is taking to promote neighbourhood planning.
What assessment he has made of the effect of the local government finance settlement on council services in Liverpool.
What assessment he has made of the level of rent arrears in social housing.
What assessment he has made of the frequency of the use of article 4 directions by local authorities to restrict the concentration of houses in multiple occupation in residential areas; and if he...
What steps he is taking to increase the uptake of right to buy.
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
On a point of order, Mr Speaker. Last week we learned that insurance actuaries had been able to obtain 13 years of hospital medical records on every NHS patient in the country. A report on the...
[Relevant Documents: Third Report from the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee on Managing Flood Risk, HC 330, and the Government response, HC 706.] Motion made, and Question proposed,...
[Relevant document:Eighth Report from the Energy and Climate Change Committee, on The Levy Control Framework:Parliamentary oversight of the Government levies on energy bills, HC 872.] Motion...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Amber Rudd.)
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