Results 61–80 of 1539 for speaker:Mrs Barbara Roche

Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Housing Renewal Pathfinders (14 May 2003)

Mrs Barbara Roche: I agree and I know that the Under-Secretary of State, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, my hon. Friend the Member for Harrow, East (Mr. McNulty) visited the pathfinder in my hon. Friend's constituency—and was impressed by what he saw. It is essential to secure community involvement and the schemes are predicated on the fact that the community will be involved. It is also right to target...

Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Housing Renewal Pathfinders (14 May 2003)

Mrs Barbara Roche: The right hon. Gentleman makes important representations. He will know that no decision has been taken on rebanding, but I shall view his representations as part of the process.

Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Housing Renewal Pathfinders (14 May 2003)

Mrs Barbara Roche: I have to say that that is exactly what is happening. Action is being taken on the ground. I have seen the pathfinders in action and demolition is taking place. Some of the old crumbling houses are going; new mixed housing is taking its place; and communities are being revitalised. The involvement of local people and action plans are necessary to achieve that.

Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Social Exclusion (14 May 2003)

Mrs Barbara Roche: The Department has not made a formal assessment of the links between transience and social exclusion in coastal and seaside towns. I know that this issue is a particular problem in my hon. Friend's constituency, and that the local education authority is currently preparing a report on the subject.

Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Social Exclusion (14 May 2003)

Mrs Barbara Roche: I should be very interested to read the research produced by Sheffield Hallam university. I agree that the subject of transience and social exclusion is important. That is reflected in the neighbourhood renewal strategy, and my hon. Friend's constituency benefits from that funding. However, I shall certainly look to see what we can do.

Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Social Exclusion (14 May 2003)

Mrs Barbara Roche: I have already mentioned neighbourhood renewal funding, and many regional development agencies cover coastal towns and recognise that responsibility. I shall make certain that my hon. Friend's interest is communicated to them.

Written Answers — Deputy Prime Minister: Transport and Social Exclusion Report (13 May 2003)

Mrs Barbara Roche: The Social Exclusion Unit (SEU), now part of the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, published its report "Making the Connections: Transport and Social Exclusion", on 26 February this year. The Department for Transport (DfT) are leading on its implementation, and are co-ordinating work across Government to deliver the actions that it sets out. DfT is also established a working group of...

Written Ministerial Statements — Deputy Prime Minister: Homeless Households (13 May 2003)

Mrs Barbara Roche: I am today issuing a consultation paper on temporary accommodation for homeless households. The consultation paper sets out and invites comments on proposals to: Strengthen existing homelessness legislation such that placing homeless families with children in B&B hotels for longer than six weeks will not be permitted; Issue statutory guidance to clarify existing minimum standards for all...

Written Answers — Deputy Prime Minister: Homelessness (Redbridge) (12 May 2003)

Mrs Barbara Roche: The Homelessness Directorate's report "More than a roof" sets out specific measures to tackle homelessness backed up by a £125 million investment in 2002–03 and £260 million over the following three years. The Homelessness Directorate has allocated funding to the London Borough of Redbridge which consists of: (a) £426,245 in 2002–03 and a further £260,000 for 2003–04 to help them...

Written Answers — Deputy Prime Minister: Departmental Staff (1 May 2003)

Mrs Barbara Roche: The Social Exclusion Unit was created in 1997. The figures for staff in the Social Exclusion Unit are: 1997—12 1998—21 1999—35 2000—43 2001—47 2002—57 2003—57. The Neighbourhood Renewal Unit was created in 2001. The figures for staff in the Neighbourhood Renewal Unit are: 2001—63 2002—133 2003—159. The Homelessness Directorate was created in 2002. The figures for staff in...

Written Answers — Deputy Prime Minister: Neighbourhood Renewal Fund (29 Apr 2003)

Mrs Barbara Roche: The following current 88 eligible areas for the Neighbourhood Renewal Unit Fund which will continue to receive additional funding for 2004–05 and 2005–06, are as follows. Neighbourhood Renewal Fund Allocations -- £ Local authority names 2004–05 2005–06 Allerdale 0.855494 0.855494 Ashfield 0.963610 0.963610 Barking and Dagenham 1.632728 1.632728 Barnsley...

Written Answers — Deputy Prime Minister: Projects Support (Wycombe) (11 Apr 2003)

Mrs Barbara Roche: Wycombe is not one of the four Neighbourhood Renewal areas in the south-east. It therefore receives neither the Neighbourhood Renewal Fund nor New Deal for Communities funding. Wycombe Local Strategic Partnership is a non-funded LSP that incorporates a wide spectrum of statutory, non-statutory and voluntary bodies.

Written Answers — Deputy Prime Minister: Urban Summit (11 Apr 2003)

Mrs Barbara Roche: The Inter-departmental Ministerial Group, which I chair, will provide a forum for Ministers with portfolios that impact upon 'liveability' issues to discuss and co-ordinate action to progress the programme of work set out in "Living Places: Cleaner, Safer, Greener".

Written Answers — Deputy Prime Minister: Area-based Initiatives (9 Apr 2003)

Mrs Barbara Roche: I refer the hon. Member to the answer given to the hon. Member for Ludlow (Matthew Green) on 12 March 2003, Official Report, column 320W.

Written Answers — Deputy Prime Minister: Homeless People (Buckingham) (9 Apr 2003)

Mrs Barbara Roche: Aylesbury Vale District Council reported that there were 137 homeless households resident in all forms of temporary accommodation under statutory homelessness provisions on 31 March 2002. This information relates to households in the local authority area. Aylesbury Vale DC contains the entire Parliamentary constituency of Buckingham, and part of Aylesbury. Note: Includes households...

Written Answers — Deputy Prime Minister: Neighbourhood Warden Schemes (9 Apr 2003)

Mrs Barbara Roche: The evaluation of Neighbourhood Wardens is ongoing and the final report is expected in the Summer. Evaluation of the Street Warden programme is in its early stages and interim reports are not yet available. A copy of the 'Neighbourhood Wardens Scheme Evaluation Case Studies—Preliminary Report' and the 'Implications Paper' has been placed in the in the Library of the House.

Written Answers — Deputy Prime Minister: Youth Homelessness (8 Apr 2003)

Mrs Barbara Roche: Two research projects were commissioned in 1999 to assist the Youth Homelessness Action Partnership. The first looked at the effectiveness of a range of initiative working with young people to prevent homelessness. Publication of a good practice guide and a research summary is planned for late spring 2003. The second study, to investigate methods of estimating numbers of young homeless people...

Written Ministerial Statements — Deputy Prime Minister: Resource Distribution (8 Apr 2003)

Mrs Barbara Roche: In my written Statement on Friday 4 April, I announced that we would be making available £800 million to local authorities from the Neighbourhood Renewal Fund (NRF) in 2004–05 and 2005–06 as part of our strategy to revitalise England's poorest neighbourhoods and create places where people want to live, not leave. I am today announcing the details of individual allocations for each of...

Written Answers — Deputy Prime Minister: Neighbourhood Warden Schemes (Lancashire) (4 Apr 2003)

Mrs Barbara Roche: The following councils applied for Neighbourhood, Street and Street Crime Warden funding: West Lancashire DC (two), Bolton MBC (two), Burnley BC, Wyre BC, Bury MBC (three), Lancashire City, Preston BC (two), Blackpool BC (two), Blackburn BC and South Ribble BC. There were also two other organisations that applied for funding that were not councils. These were Hyndburn FIRST, which is a Crime...

Written Ministerial Statements — Deputy Prime Minister: Neighbourhood Renewal Fund (4 Apr 2003)

Mrs Barbara Roche: As part of the Spending Review 2002, the Government announced that they would be making available an additional £975 million for the Neighbourhood Renewal Fund (NRF) in 2004–05 and 2005–06 as part of their strategy to revitalise England's poorest neighbourhoods and create places where people want to live, not leave. We have already provided £900 million of NRF to the 88 most deprived...


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