Monday, 30 June 2014
The Secretary of State was asked—
What assessment he has made of the performance of the troubled families programme.
What steps he is taking to increase home building.
What assessment he has made of recent trends in the level of rent arrears in social housing.
What discussions he has had with local authorities on the future of local welfare assistance schemes after April 2015.
What progress his Department has made in advancing the agenda set out in its publication “Creating the conditions for integration”, published in February 2012.
What recent assessment he has made of the effect on local authorities of the freeze on council tax.
What assessment he has made of recent trends in the number of households being found homeless but not in priority need by local authorities.
What steps the Government are taking to support community pubs.
What assessment his Department has made of the extent to which the sequential test has inhibited out-of-town retail development.
What steps he is taking to give greater certainty of tenure and to improve affordability in the private rented sector.
When he next plans to meet district council representatives to discuss their local development frameworks; and if he will make a statement.
What steps he is taking to help local firms with their business rate bills in (a) England, (b) Tamworth and (c) Lichfield.
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
With permission, Mr Speaker, I would like to make a statement on last week’s European Council. Before turning to the appointment of the next Commission President, let me briefly report back...
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Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 118(6)),
That the draft Communications Act 2003 (Disclosure of Information) Order 2014, which was laid before this House on 31 March 2014, in the last Session of Parliament, be approved.—(Mark...
That the draft Legislative Reform (Patents) Order 2014, which was laid before this House on 6 May 2014, in the last Session of Parliament, be approved.—(Mark Lancaster.) Question agreed to.
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 145(3)), That this House agrees with the Report of the Liaison Committee of 25 June: That a day not later than 5 August be allotted...
Ordered, That Mr David Amess, Mr David Anderson, Bob Blackman, Oliver Colvile, John Hemming and Ian Mearns be members of the Backbench Business Committee.—(Greg Hands, on behalf of the...
Ordered, That Rory Stewart be discharged from the Foreign Affairs Committee and Nadhim Zahawi be added.—(Greg Hands, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)
Ordered, That Ian Swales be discharged from the Committee of Public Accounts and John Pugh be added.—(Greg Hands, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Mark Lancaster.)
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