Results 121–140 of 1121 for speaker:Mrs Marion Roe

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment: Residential Areas (16 Mar 1988)

Mrs Marion Roe: We should avoid excessive complexity in the planning system. Local authorities have substantial powers to control the environmental character of their areas. General control over demolition would not necessarily secure the end that my hon. Friend seeks. Permission is often granted before any demolition takes place. Forced retention of buildings is not always in the interests of the character...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment: Residential Areas (16 Mar 1988)

Mrs Marion Roe: We believe in leaving planning decisions to the local authority in whose area those planning matters arise. The LDDC is responsible for the planning in its area. The hon. Gentleman has made representations in the past, to which I have responded in the House, and I am sure that he is aware that I have always listened to what he has had to say.

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment: Residential Areas (16 Mar 1988)

Mrs Marion Roe: We shall want to see how Westminster council progresses with its proposals.

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment: Residential Areas (16 Mar 1988)

Mrs Marion Roe: As the hon. Gentleman has said, call in is considered only if the application has regional or national importance. I am not able to discuss on the Floor of the House the particular application to which the hon. Gentleman referred.

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment: Residential Areas (16 Mar 1988)

Mrs Marion Roe: I welcome my hon. Friend's point. Some of the land must be provided by bringing derelict and unused sites on to the housing market. There are about 4,000 acres of under used land on the land register in London and about 2,500 houses were built in docklands last year. I also welcome the announcement yesterday by my right hon. Friend the Chancellor on the business expansion scheme for rented...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment: Housing (Maladministration) (16 Mar 1988)

Mrs Marion Roe: No. The Local Government Ombudsman's findings of maladministration are addressed to the authorities being investigated and it is for them to consider what action they should take in response.

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment: Housing (Maladministration) (16 Mar 1988)

Mrs Marion Roe: There are many poor landlords among local authorities, but the Government's policies will change that. Tenants' choice will act as a powerful incentive for local authorities to bring their management and maintenance standards up to those of potential new landlords. Tenants will be able to seek a new landlord if they are dissatisfied with the standard of service they are receiving.

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment: Housing (Maladministration) (16 Mar 1988)

Mrs Marion Roe: That is for the local councils and local ratepayers to do.

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment: Housing (Maladministration) (16 Mar 1988)

Mrs Marion Roe: It is for the local authorities themselves to take note of what the Local Government Ombudsman says. I hope that local councillors will put pressure on management to put right whatever has caused the difficulty.

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment: Housing (Maladministration) (16 Mar 1988)

Mrs Marion Roe: I think that this subject is already being investigated by other authorities.

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment: Homeless Families (16 Mar 1988)

Mrs Marion Roe: Local authorities in England secured accommodation for 27,500 households accepted as homeless under part III of the Housing Act 1985 in the October—December quarter. My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Wales has responsibility for these matters as they affect the Principality.

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment: Homeless Families (16 Mar 1988)

Mrs Marion Roe: The primary responsibility for helping the homeless rests with local authorities under the Housing Act 1985. It is for local authorities to decide how to fulfil their duties. Homelessness is a long-standing problem and the increase reflects the underlying social changes. I advise the hon. lady that there are now more divorces—we have the second highest divorce rate in Europe— that there...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment: Homeless Families (16 Mar 1988)

Mrs Marion Roe: There are more than 112,000 empty local authority properties, and no fewer than 25 per cent. of them have been empty for more than one year. Local authorities must make better use of their existing housing stock. The number of local authority properties standing empty for more than a year is nearly three times the number of families who are in bed-and-breakfast accommodation. We have sought...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment: Homeless Families (16 Mar 1988)

Mrs Marion Roe: There is a reduction in local authorities' allocations from £1,360 million in 1987–88 to £1,290 million in 1988–89, but that is more than offset by the increase in capital receipts available to local authorities. Overall, local authorities' capital spending will increase by 4 per cent. The Government have urged that priority should be given to those in special need, and homelessness is...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment: Rent Arrears (16 Mar 1988)

Mrs Marion Roe: This would serve no useful purpose. The Government have already offered advice and assistance to the London borough of Southwark to help it to reduce rent arrears from their present scandalous level of £14 million — by far the worst in the country. The responsibility is that of Southwark.

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment: Rent Arrears (16 Mar 1988)

Mrs Marion Roe: I know that Southwark's performance on rate arrears is equally deplorable. The arrears stand at nearly £14 million, bringing the total of all arrears, as my hon. Friend has said, to £28·5 million. That is equal to £462 per tenant household. In effect, Southwark's hard-pressed ratepayers are subsidising the inefficiency of the borough's housing department to the tune of nearly £19...

Council House Sales (Sutton) (28 Mar 1988)

Mrs Marion Roe: I am grateful to my hon. Friends the Members for Sutton and Cheam (Sir N. Macfarlane) and for Carshalton and Wallington (Mr. Forman) for introducing this debate on so important a topic. The right of tenants of local authorities and other public sector bodies to buy the homes they live in has, of course, long been a vital element of our housing policy. This has been reaffirmed three times at...

Council House Sales (Sutton) (28 Mar 1988)

Mrs Marion Roe: I shall certainly bear that in mind. As my hon. Friend has said, we rate the performance of authorities with regard to planning applications. I am concerned by what my hon. Friends have said, and I would be happy if they could give me more information. The council's problem, we understand, is one of staff needed to calculate service charges. As my hon. Friend the Member for Sutton and Cheam...

P and O Dispute: Green Belt (Urban Development) (5 May 1988)

Mrs Marion Roe: I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Orpington (Mr. Stanbrook) on his speech and my hon. Friends the Members for Beckenham (Sir P. Goodhart), for South Hams (Mr. Steen) and for Sevenoaks (Mr. Wolfson) on their contributions. I know that their concerns about the pressures for development and the future of the green belt are shared by many hon. Members, so I welcome this opportunity to...


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