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Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Department for Communities and Local Government: Iron and Steel (19 Oct 2017)

Marcus Jones: Our procurement activities for all projects does and will follow government guidance to ensure we take full account of the value provided by UK steel producers.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service (19 Oct 2017)

Marcus Jones: The independent Holocaust Commission received 2500 responses to its public consultation. Following feedback from this consultation, the Commission recommended that the UK should have a new Memorial in a prominent central London location. Victoria Tower Gardens was identified through an extensive search, which considered a range of central London locations. The park is owned by the government...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service (19 Oct 2017)

Marcus Jones: We are fully aware of the security implications associated with the environs of the Palace of Westminster and are in regular contact with representatives of Parliamentary Security, the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI), the Metropolitan Police Service and other assets within the World Heritage site. By considering the security needs at the earliest stage of design we...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service (19 Oct 2017)

Marcus Jones: Discussions have taken place with The Royal Parks at Board level and official level. The Royal Parks were consulted on the site for the Memorial and Learning Centre, and they played a formal role in providing detailed input to the competition process assessing the design proposals. The Royal Parks have been – and remain – supportive of the decision to site the Memorial in Victoria...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service (19 Oct 2017)

Marcus Jones: Westminster City Council was first engaged in the early stages of this project, when the Holocaust Commission began exploring potential sites in 2014. In January 2016, Westminster City Council was first informed of the proposal to locate the Holocaust Memorial in Victoria Tower Gardens. DCLG subsequently met planners in July 2016 to seek advice on the design competition’s planning...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service (19 Oct 2017)

Marcus Jones: Memorials to mark events or individuals of significant national/international importance have long been accommodated within The Royal Parks estate. The Royal Parks has acknowledged that Victoria Tower Gardens would be a fitting location for a memorial to victims of the Holocaust subject to design, planning and environmental requirements. It meets longstanding policy and there are already...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Supported Housing (19 Oct 2017)

Marcus Jones: The Department for Communities and Local Government has indicated that it will not be possible to answer this question within the usual time period. An answer is being prepared and will be provided as soon as it is available.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Social Services: Finance (19 Oct 2017)

Marcus Jones: Earlier this year, the Government gave councils access to £9.25 billion more dedicated funding for adult social care over the next three years. This includes an additional £2 billion of funding in England, as announced at the Spring Budget 2017. One of the three purposes of this funding was to reduce pressures on the NHS, including supporting more people to be discharged from...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Local Government Finance (18 Oct 2017)

Marcus Jones: The Secretary of State has regular discussions with Cabinet colleagues on a range of local government matters, including finances.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Department for Communities and Local Government: Contracts (18 Oct 2017)

Marcus Jones: This information is not held centrally. However where a contractor enters into a sub-contract, for the purpose of performing its obligations under the contract, a term is included in such sub-contract. The term requires payment to be made by the contractor to the sub-contractor within a specified period not exceeding 30 days from receipt of a valid invoice as defined by the sub-contract.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Department for Communities and Local Government: Advertising (17 Oct 2017)

Marcus Jones: Government advertising is purchased by our media buying agency, Carat Ltd. Carat has held the contract for UK government media buying since January 2015. There has been no spend on the departmental procurement card.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service (17 Oct 2017)

Marcus Jones: The Royal Parks was first consulted in December 2015 and they were advised of the decision to locate the Memorial in Victoria Tower Gardens in January 2016.The Royal Parks was subsequently consulted on locating the Learning Centre in Victoria Tower Gardens in May 2016.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service (17 Oct 2017)

Marcus Jones: The annual cost of maintenance and security will be determined by the full, detailed development of the Memorial and Learning Centre. The UK Holocaust Memorial Foundation (UKHMF) has engaged experts to help model these costs, which will be refined as the project progresses further. These costs will be borne from the overall UKHMF budget, which will be comprised of a mix of Government funding...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: War Memorials: Barnet (17 Oct 2017)

Marcus Jones: My officials are in contact with Barnet Council about the proposed road works which could impact on the War memorial in Golders Green. The Council have reiterated that moving the memorial would not happen without proper consultation and have confirmed that there has been no consultation on anything specific about the site.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Department for Communities and Local Government: Brexit (17 Oct 2017)

Marcus Jones: Exit is an all-of-government operation. The Department for Exiting the European Union is doing detailed work with departments to prepare for the upcoming negotiations by understanding the risks and opportunities of leaving the EU and coordinating planning. Staff within the EU Exit team lead on providing advice to Ministers on EU Exit and exit-related issues. Members of staff across my...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements) (Meetings and Access to Information) (England) Regulations 2012 (17 Oct 2017)

Marcus Jones: While we do not currently plan to review the Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements) (Meetings and Access to Information) (England) Regulations 2012, we are clear that council decision-taking must be transparent and open.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Homelessness (17 Oct 2017)

Marcus Jones: This Government is committed to preventing and reducing homelessness in England. That is why we are aiming to halve rough sleeping by 2022 and eliminate it altogether by 2027. We will set up a rough sleeping and homelessness taskforce and pilot a Housing First approach to tackle rough sleeping. We are implementing the most ambitious legislative reform in decades, the Homelessness Reduction...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Homelessness (17 Oct 2017)

Marcus Jones: The Government is committed to preventing and reducing homelessness. The timely commencement of the Homelessness Reduction Act will ensure that local authorities intervene at earlier stages to prevent homelessness. It is our intention to commence the Act in April 2018. On Monday 16 October I updated the House on a commitment I made to fund the administrative costs of the additional new duties...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Non-domestic Rates (17 Oct 2017)

Marcus Jones: The Department for Communities and Local Government published the list of local authorities that notified the Department that they have re-billed each of the three rates relief. It is available at the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/business-rates-re lief-schemes-2017-rebilling-progress

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Bed and Breakfast Accommodation (17 Oct 2017)

Marcus Jones: Time spent in temporary accommodation ensures no family is without a roof over their head. The Government is assisting areas to ensure that families spend no longer than 6 weeks in B&Bs, which includes protecting and maintaining the homelessness prevention funding at £315 million. We have also replaced Department of Work and Pension’s Temporary Accommodation Management Fee with...


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