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Written Answers — House of Lords: Homeless Families (22 Oct 2013)

Baroness King of Bow: To ask Her Majesty’s Government for what reasons each of those authorities whose bids for a share of the “Gold Standard” funding to reduce the extended use of bed and breakfast accommodation for homeless families were unsuccessful were rejected.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Council Tax (21 Oct 2013)

Baroness King of Bow: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Hanham on 29 August (WA 313), what was the £46.5 million underspend in the Transition Fund for local Council Tax Support schemes spent on instead. To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Statement by Baroness Hanham on 17 July 2012 (WS 35), whether Ministers have plans to repeat the transition...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Council Tax (21 Oct 2013)

Baroness King of Bow: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Statement by Baroness Hanham on 15 October 2012 (WS 163), how the figure of £200 million claimed to have been paid out unnecessarily in 2011 in Council Tax Benefit in 2011–12 was calculated.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Council Tax (21 Oct 2013)

Baroness King of Bow: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people have been issued with court summonses for non-payment of Council Tax for 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13 and in the first quarter of 2013–14. To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many households in receipt of Council Tax Benefit have been served with court summonses for non-payment of Council Tax.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Council Tax (29 Aug 2013)

Baroness King of Bow: To ask Her Majesty’s Government , further to the Written Answer by Baroness Hanham on 20 June (WA 66), how much of the £46.5 million underspend in the Transition Fund for local Council Tax Support schemes will be made available to local authorities in 2014–15.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Banking: Remittance Transfers (17 Jul 2013)

Baroness King of Bow: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have received following the decision of Barclays Bank to close the accounts of Dahabshiil Transfer Services Ltd and companies involved in the secure transfer of remittances from the United Kingdom to family members in developing countries; and what action they are taking in response.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Council Tax (15 Jul 2013)

Baroness King of Bow: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are taking action to encourage those authorities that are charging former Council Tax Benefit recipients more than 8.5 per cent Council Tax in 2013–14 to make amendments to their local schemes in 2014–15.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Planning (15 Jul 2013)

Baroness King of Bow: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations the Department of Communities and Local Government received from the London Borough of Tower Hamlets in response to its consultation on the areas exempted from the new office to residential change of use permitted development rights.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Benefits (10 Jul 2013)

Baroness King of Bow: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many households, broken down by local authority, are currently in receipt of benefits totalling more than £500 per week, but are exempt from the Household Benefit Cap on the basis of their entitlement to Disability Living Allowance.

London Finance Commission: Raising the CapitalQuestion for Short Debate (3 Jul 2013)

Baroness King of Bow: This report sets out the role that financial autonomy can play in driving economic growth. A greater tax base for London means a greater incentive to promote growth and, as the report’s conclusion states, this would be good news not just for London but for the whole country. It is amazing to consider that New York keeps over 50% of taxes levied there, yet London keeps only 7%. London needs...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Benefits (27 Jun 2013)

Baroness King of Bow: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will provide a breakdown by local authority of the revised estimate of 40,000 as the number of households that will be affected by the benefit cap.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Benefits (26 Jun 2013)

Baroness King of Bow: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many of the 82,000 households contacted by the Department for Work and Pensions as part of its engagement programme with those potentially at risk of losing out as a result of the household benefit cap had been in employment within (a) six months, and (b) 12 months, prior to that contact.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Homeless Families (25 Jun 2013)

Baroness King of Bow: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the press release on 7 June by the Department for Communities and Local Government on families living in bed and breakfast accommodation, how they calculated the figure of £1.8 million as sufficient to reduce the number of homeless families in bed and breakfast accommodation for more than six weeks in the 15 worst affected local authorities...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Council Tax (20 Jun 2013)

Baroness King of Bow: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much of the £100 million transition fund made available to local authorities in 2013–14 to meet the costs of establishing a local council tax reduction scheme has been allocated.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Universal Credit (20 Jun 2013)

Baroness King of Bow: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Freud on 25 March (WA 209), whether they will publish details of the funding that will be made available to each London borough in the current financial year to cover the management element of the costs of temporary accommodation for homeless households on Universal Credit.

Education: Sex and Relationship Education — Question (18 Jun 2013)

Baroness King of Bow: I understand the Minister to be saying that he wants to put trust in schools, and I agree with that. Will he also trust the experience of young girls? One third of British girls between 16 and 18 experience unwanted sexual touching at school, and 80,000 British women a year are raped. Will the Minister not agree, therefore, with the view that this subject should not be optional and that it...

Schools: Sport — Question (20 May 2013)

Baroness King of Bow: To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to increase sports activities in schools.

Schools: Sport — Question (20 May 2013)

Baroness King of Bow: Is the Minister aware that the Prime Minister has lamented the fact that elite sport is dominated by those with a private education? This happens because private schools have hockey masters, rugby masters, cricket masters, and so on, who can spot and develop talent. Is he further aware that state schools can do that only if they create the infrastructure by pooling resources essentially to do...

Adoption: Adoption Legislation Committee Reports — Motion to Take Note (16 May 2013)

Baroness King of Bow: My Lords, it has been a great pleasure to serve on this committee. One of the things I liked most about it and this subject is that we were more or less able to approach it from a non-party-political angle. No one in this House would not want to see Britain treat its most vulnerable children in a fairer manner. I say that almost as a disclaimer at the beginning before I have a little bit of a...


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