Results 1–20 of 1085 for speaker:Jake Berry

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Housing: Construction (14 Feb 2018)

Jake Berry: The Department has recently undertaken a programme of work that (a) confirmed the accuracy and coverage of the annual housing supply; net additional dwellings estimate against other similar statistics and (b) explored the coverage of the quarterly house-building release. The programme involved detailed discussions with a range of organisations, including the official producers of housing...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Child Care Vouchers (8 Feb 2018)

Jake Berry: There are currently 173 staff making use of the Department’s free childcare voucher and salary sacrifice childcare voucher schemes. From this total, 25 staff are in receipt of free childcare vouchers paid for by the Department. A further 57 staff are paying a salary sacrifice in exchange for childcare vouchers and are not in receipt of free vouchers. A further 91 staff are in receipt of...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Land (8 Feb 2018)

Jake Berry: The UK Government is a significant landowner. The current Government Estate Strategy sets out the Government's vision to create an efficient, fit-for-purpose and sustainable estate whose performance matches the best of the private sector. As a Government we are delivering this vision, ensuring that the estate is fit for purpose, is frequently reviewed and aligned to the Estate Strategy, and...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Chief Scientific Advisers (5 Feb 2018)

Jake Berry: The Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government had numerous meetings attended by analysts and technical specialists from across the Department between October 2017 and December 2017.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Public Expenditure (2 Feb 2018)

Jake Berry: a) Since 2010 the Department procured a printed portrait of Her Majesty the Queen for display in the reception of Eland House at a cost of £256.74 including VAT. This was funded from savings made by consolidating seven sets of papers and periodicals for Ministers and special advisers, delivering over £15,000 a year in on-going revenue savings. Previously the Department did not...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Ministerial Powers (30 Jan 2018)

Jake Berry: There have been no ministerial directions issued to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government or its predecessor Departments in 2015, 2016 or 2017.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Reorganisation (30 Jan 2018)

Jake Berry: I refer the Rt Hon Member to my answer to the previous question UIN 121624. The Department is currently in the process of implementing the changes of renaming the Department, and costs are at an estimate stage. Costs pertaining to banners, screens and signs are estimated at £3,900. Other costs for stationery, website and other associated costs are to be confirmed. Were the Department to...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Former Members (29 Jan 2018)

Jake Berry: No former Conservative Members of Parliament have been appointed to the Department since the 2017 General Election.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: EU Grants and Loans (29 Jan 2018)

Jake Berry: The UK Shared Prosperity Fund will be a domestic programme of investment to boost productivity and reduce economic inequality across the country, following our departure from the European Union. We will consult widely on the design of the UK Shared Prosperity Fund in 2018 and will work with the devolved administrations prior to the public consultation.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Drinking Water (29 Jan 2018)

Jake Berry: The department does not purchase bottled water for meetings or water cooler bottles. The water coolers use water which feeds directly from the mains supply.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Directors (29 Jan 2018)

Jake Berry: The department has four Non-Executive Director Board Members. The Lead Non-Executive Director role is currently occupied by Nick Markham and the three remaining Non-Executive Directors are Mary Ney, Daniel Morley and Pam Chesters.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Carillion (25 Jan 2018)

Jake Berry: Holding answer received on 23 January 2018 The Department and Homes England continue to monitor risks across the housing market, including their exposure to financial risk as a result of Carillion’s liquidation. As these risk assessments contain commercially sensitive information, we do not publish them. Furthermore, the Regulator for Social Housing has been in touch with...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Prosperity Fund (25 Jan 2018)

Jake Berry: My Department continues to develop the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. The Fund has not yet launched and as such there are no projects to which spending controls can apply.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Retail Trade: Urban Areas (25 Jan 2018)

Jake Berry: Issues about the particular make-up of individual high streets are for the relevant local authority to address. They are best placed to determine how to help their local high streets, ensuring that their high streets meet the needs of the local community and maximise local growth in their areas. Ultimately, if a high street is to flourish, then local people, businesses and councils in an area...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Beverage Containers (25 Jan 2018)

Jake Berry: The information requested is not held centrally. Disposable coffee cups are purchased by an external catering supplier, which was unable to provide this information. The catering facilities in the Department’s headquarters office in 2 Marsham Street are provided through the Home Office. The coffee cups used in the Department’s headquarters office in 2 Marsham Street are...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Carillion (24 Jan 2018)

Jake Berry: We are not expecting any local authority jobs to be lost as a result of the liquidation of Carillion.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Devolution: Mayors (23 Jan 2018)

Jake Berry: My Department engages continually with different areas, councils and Local Enterprise Partnerships right across the country, on their ambitions and ideas for driving economic growth and productivity and improving local governance. We have been clear that to secure devolution, areas need to make a significant offer to Government on how they will ensure strong, strategic and accountable...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Local Government: Devolution (23 Jan 2018)

Jake Berry: The six city region mayors elected for the first time in May 2017 are already having a visible impact in their local areas, as well as on the national debate. Directly elected Mayors provide a single point of accountability for residents and are ambassadors for their areas, with significant potential to boost the profile of their city regions, and help attract inward investment. Through...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Ministers: Portsmouth (23 Jan 2018)

Jake Berry: The Minister for Portsmouth role was created in January 2014 to support the city through the economic challenges it immediately faced following the closure of the shipyard. The Minister was successful in securing additional funding for the city. For example, Government created a £5 million fund to help companies develop cutting-edge technology for unmanned boats and submarines, and...


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