Results 161–180 of 10494 for speaker:James Brokenshire

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Rented Housing: Students (11 Jun 2018)

James Brokenshire: We do not hold information on private providers of student accommodation and have therefore not made an estimate of either private companies or overseas investors that collect rental income from student accommodation.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: High Rise Flats: Fires (11 Jun 2018)

James Brokenshire: In light of the Grenfell Tower fire, last year the National Fire Chief’s Council (NFCC) published guidance on simultaneous evacuation which included when to suspend the principle of ‘stay put’ in residential buildings over 18 metres which have been identified as having unsafe aluminium composite material cladding. The Government’s Expert Panel supports the NFCC’s...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: High Rise Flats: Fires (11 Jun 2018)

James Brokenshire: The National Fire Chiefs Council’s general guidance supports the principle of a ‘stay put’ strategy where it is appropriate. Decisions on maintaining or suspending the ‘stay put’ policy in blocks of flats should be based on a comprehensive risk assessment undertaken by a competent fire risk assessor. Residents and the local fire and rescue service should be...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Social Rented Housing: Fire Prevention (11 Jun 2018)

James Brokenshire: Government has indicated that social sector should replace any unsafe cladding systems on their buildings with European class A1 or class A2 materials in order to be eligible for the funding. The A1 and A2 classifications are the same ones that are used in Scotland and many other countries. We will then fund reasonable costs associated with the removal and replacement of cladding systems,...

Written Ministerial Statements — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Rough Sleeping (11 Jun 2018)

James Brokenshire: I am today announcing the allocation of a targeted £30m Rough Sleeping Initiative fund to support those sleeping rough and those at risk of sleeping rough in 83 local authorities with the highest numbers of rough sleepers. On 30 March 2018 we announced a new, cross-Whitehall, multidisciplinary Rough Sleeping Initiative. A £30m fund, targeted at areas with the highest levels of rough...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Local Government Finance (7 Jun 2018)

James Brokenshire: It is not the Department’s policy to record all cross-departmental discussions between officials. Engagement between officials routinely takes place through a wide range of channels and fora. Information on such discussions is not held centrally and it would not be feasible to do so.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Local Government: Constitutions (7 Jun 2018)

James Brokenshire: The Department neither has records of, nor monitors, local authority constitutions which are for each council to adopt, maintain, and make publicly available, as required by the Local Government Act 2000.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Non-domestic Rates: Rural Areas (7 Jun 2018)

James Brokenshire: The compilation and maintenance of rural settlement lists, as required by sections 42A and 42B of the Local Government Finance Act 1998, are the responsibility of local authorities. Authorities submit data on the amount of rural rate relief awarded to eligible properties within such settlements through the annual National Non-domestic Rates statistical returns. This data is published online...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Council Tax: Exemptions (7 Jun 2018)

James Brokenshire: The Department does not collect information about notifications issued to council tax payers. Such matters are the responsibility of local authorities, which administer council tax.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Affordable Housing: Construction (6 Jun 2018)

James Brokenshire: The Affordable Homes Programme is £9.1 billion, with £700 million currently allocated to 2021/22. The £700 million in 2021/22 includes the £300 million allocated to the Greater London Authority at Spring Statement 2018 and an additional £400 million to cover the money allocated to fund cladding remediation, which the Prime Minister announced on 16 May. The extension...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Housing (6 Jun 2018)

James Brokenshire: MHCLG does not hold this information.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Housing (6 Jun 2018)

James Brokenshire: MHCLG does not provide specific funding in respect of this function.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Recruitment (5 Jun 2018)

James Brokenshire: Following a successful pilot period, MHCLG’s Recruitment Hub was launched in February 2018. Although we have not set targets, the Hub uses a web-based selection and applicant tracking system designed to reduce management time, improve candidates’ experience and, through name-blind assessment and other techniques, improve the equality of shortlisting decisions. As part of a range...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: ICT (5 Jun 2018)

James Brokenshire: The MHCLG Core Curriculum, which was introduced in July 2016, includes learning that enhances digital, commercial project delivery and management capabilities. We offer a number of internally developed and delivered interventions and Civil Service Learning on-line courses which are signalled as essential learning through the Corporate Induction process. Work is underway with the Heads of...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Local Government Finance (5 Jun 2018)

James Brokenshire: The Department keeps a data record of all Large Scale Voluntary Transfers since 1988 to date, including information on the levy in relation to section 136, as amended by the Local Authorities (Capital Finance (Consequential, Transitional and Saving Provisions) Order 2004. Since 1994 local authorities that completed a Large Scale Voluntary Transfer (LSVT), where the capital receipt received...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Tenants' Rights (4 Jun 2018)

James Brokenshire: The Department has published the “How to Rent” guide for tenants which sets out their rights and responsibilities when renting a property, including advice on what to do if something goes wrong during the tenancy. Whether or not a tenant has the right to install a smart meter will normally depend on the terms and conditions set out in their tenancy agreement

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Housing: Construction Methods (4 Jun 2018)

James Brokenshire: The Department continues to work with industry, including through the Building Regulations Advisory Committee, to develop its understanding of the implications of modern methods of construction for Building Regulations’ requirements.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Housing: Construction Methods (4 Jun 2018)

James Brokenshire: New buildings constructed using modern methods of construction must comply with Building Regulations’ requirements. These are written in performance terms to allow for different methods of construction. The developer is responsible for ensuring compliance with Building Regulations. The independent review of Building Regulations and fire safety has made a series of recommendations about...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Staff (4 Jun 2018)

James Brokenshire: Due to internal changes and restructuring during the time period in question, there is no comparable data available at departmental directorate level. However, the number of full time equivalent employees in my Department in each year since 2010 was as follows: 2009-10 – 2108.7 2010-11 – 1934.1 2011-12 – 1821.6 2012-13 – 1680.9 2013-14 – 1622.0 2014-15 –...


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