Results 141–160 of 1839 for speaker:Jake Berry

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: *No heading* (13 Jan 2020)

Jake Berry: The provisional settlement gives access to an extra £2.9 billion, the biggest year-on-year increase in a decade. This Government will ensure that this money is going to the right places – and the most deprived will get three times the spending power per home in government grants than the least deprived.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: *No heading* (13 Jan 2020)

Jake Berry: Government regularly engages the devolved administrations, and I spoke to counterparts in the devolved administrations regarding the UK Shared Prosperity Fund during the last Joint Ministerial Committee on Europe. My officials have also held 25 engagement events across the UK, attended by over five hundred representatives from a breadth of sectors.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: *No heading* (13 Jan 2020)

Jake Berry: This government’s ambition is for full devolution across England and we are committed to publish an English Devolution White Paper which will set out our plans.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Brexit (5 Nov 2019)

Jake Berry: Holding answer received on 22 October 2019 A dedicated Departmental Operations Centre (DOC) will manage and lead preparations in the event of a no-deal Brexit. Staff working in the DOC will also manage work associated with the UK's exit from the EU in any other scenario. We do not routinely separately record no-deal work from other Brexit work. MHCLG’s normal operations include...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Brexit (5 Nov 2019)

Jake Berry: A dedicated Departmental Operations Centre (DOC) will manage and lead preparations in the event of a no-deal Brexit. The DOC has been designed to operate on a two shift system if required and we anticipate this mode of operation would be sufficient to effectively manage a no deal exit in the majority of circumstances. In the event a no-deal exit occurs and has a highly disruptive impact we...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: UK Shared Prosperity Fund (5 Nov 2019)

Jake Berry: The government no longer has a funding relationship with the Coalfields Regeneration Trust (CRT), as our final investment into the organisation from 2010 to 2015 was designed to assist it to become self-sustaining. This will support the CRT to respond to needs and opportunities in coalfield communities at a local level. At the heart of the government’s commitment to places is recognising...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service (5 Nov 2019)

Jake Berry: The UK Holocaust Memorial Foundation is an independent advisory body on which there is no spend from the public purse other than in staff costs for civil servant support which are not disaggregated.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Hate Crime: South America (5 Nov 2019)

Jake Berry: In the Hate Crime Action Plan Refresh we restated our commitment to working with the police to combat all forms of hate crime, including racially motivated hate crime such as that directed at Latin American communities. We fund True Vision, the online hate crime reporting portal, and encourage anyone who has witnessed or been a victim of hate crime to report it to their local police force or...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Channel Islands: Monuments (5 Nov 2019)

Jake Berry: There are a number of memorial plaques to the people who suffered under Nazi occupation in the Channel Islands. We envisage that their story will be featured in the proposed Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre in Victoria Tower Gardens, Westminster.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: International Men's Day (5 Nov 2019)

Jake Berry: The Civil Service is striving to be the most inclusive employer in the United Kingdom, and it is driving a culture of inclusion across its departments, where everyone has a sense of belonging and in accordance with the Equality Act 2010, an environment where no one is treated unfairly because of their gender. To this end, there has been an increase in the number of “family friendly”...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Religious Hatred: Islam (5 Nov 2019)

Jake Berry: It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Dissolution.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Hate Crime: Islam (5 Nov 2019)

Jake Berry: It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Dissolution.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Universities: Herefordshire (5 Nov 2019)

Jake Berry: The award of Growth Deal 3 funding was announced in March 2017 providing a boost of £21.9 million for the Marches area, aimed at helping to create jobs, support businesses and encourage growth. This tranche of funding was expected to deliver a number of projects, which included proposals to provide capital support to the New Model in Technology and Engineering (NMiTE) University project in...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Housing (5 Nov 2019)

Jake Berry: The government is committed to ensuring that the honours system is fully representative of UK society. The proportion of women and people from ethnic minorities receiving recognition on each honours list is available on GOV.UK as is a breakdown of ethnicities of recipients is published on the Ethnicity Facts and Figures website at: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/honours-recipients-...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Brexit (4 Nov 2019)

Jake Berry: The Department’s Operations Centre (DOC) which will manage and lead the preparations and response to a no deal exit was formally activated in the period 21-28 October 2019 and two shift working was in operation during that period. We consider this shift pattern will be sufficient to effectively manage a no deal exit in the majority of circumstances. In the event a no deal exit occurs...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Staff (4 Nov 2019)

Jake Berry: No specific or additional risk assessment has been conducted in relation to staff undertaking normal hours working in our Departmental Operations Centre (DOC). Our existing health and safety policies ensure that we will continue to exercise our duty of care and appropriately safeguard the health and well-being of our staff. We have conducted a specific risk assessment of night working and...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Brexit (4 Nov 2019)

Jake Berry: As we stepped up work on our no deal preparations we had to pause some of our other work. In doing this we ensured that we had protected our most vital work on: promoting home ownership, levelling up opportunities across the country, putting local government finance on a sustainable footing, tackling rough sleeping, promoting integration and improving the provision of English Language and...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Digital Technology (4 Nov 2019)

Jake Berry: GDS leads the digital function across government. Each Department has individuals responsible for leading digital in their respective Departments. In MHCLG the Chief Digital Officer is Paul Maltby. The mechanisms used to develop digital maturity are as follows: We have a controls process in place to adhere to GDS and Cabinet Office standards. We procure or build office IT and digital...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Muslims: Discrimination (30 Oct 2019)

Jake Berry: Members of the Anti-Muslim Hatred Working Group continue to engage with the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO) on the development of guidance for editors and journalists on the reporting of Muslims in the media. Members are currently working with IPSO to develop and refine the guidance. This work is an important contribution towards commitments set out in the Integrated...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Brexit (30 Oct 2019)

Jake Berry: Working in our DOC under a normal hours day time arrangement is no different to other such arrangements for roles elsewhere in the Department and does not require a specific or separate equality impact assessment. All staff deployed in our DOC will be assigned to roles commensurate with their grade and will be provided with appropriate training and support. Our existing policies and proactive...


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