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Results 1–20 of 1398 for speaker:Lord Barwell

European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill - Report (1st Day): Amendment 15 (20 Jan 2020)

Lord Barwell: My Lords, I had not planned to take part in this debate, but I wish to make three brief points. First, in response to my noble friend Lord Bowness, it is very clear what the Government seek to negotiate in this next phase of the negotiations; it is set out in the political declaration. For example, in relation to level playing field provisions, the political declaration goes into quite some...

European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill - Report (1st Day): Amendment 15 (20 Jan 2020)

Lord Barwell: It is not for me to speak for the Government, not least because I do not sit on the Government Front Bench. Indeed, noble Lords who have followed the debate closely will know that I do not entirely agree with the position that the Chancellor set out; the previous Government believed that there was a case for aligning with certain EU rules and regulations. But, having said those things, I do...

European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill - Report (1st Day): Amendment 15 (20 Jan 2020)

Lord Barwell: I do not intend to get into this debate in detail; I wished to speak briefly. All I will say is that that approach has been clear for some time, and the Government got a clear endorsement for it in the general election. I say that as someone who had a different view. I conclude my remarks by simply saying this. There is a case in some circumstances for the Government seeking approval for...

European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill - Second Reading (13 Jan 2020)

Lord Barwell: My Lords, it is an honour to follow the right reverend Prelate and to make my maiden speech in this place. I thank the staff of the House for their warm welcome and my supporters, my noble friends Lord Young of Cookham and Lord Gilbert of Panteg, who between them have been an almost constant companion during my career. I also thank my former boss, Theresa May. I had the honour of serving...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Social Rented Housing: Letting Agents (27 Apr 2017)

Gavin Barwell: Social letting agencies can support vulnerable people and people on low incomes to access and sustain tenancies in the private rented sector. There are a number of different models of social letting agencies and in the Housing White Paper we set out our interest in exploring the relative effectiveness of these different models with the aim of securing more housing for households who would...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Letting Agents: North East (27 Apr 2017)

Gavin Barwell: It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Homes and Communities Agency: Public Appointments (27 Apr 2017)

Gavin Barwell: I will ask the Chief Executive of the Homes and Communities Agency to write to the hon. Member with this information.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Communities and Local Government: Land (27 Apr 2017)

Gavin Barwell: In March we published a Government Review: Making Commercial Terms of Government Land Disposals More Transparent. The report committed to publish details of Government land sales annually, with the first publication in summer 2017. The report will include all sales in 2015/16 and 2016/17. Progress towards meeting the housing ambition is set out in Table 3 of the Public Land for Housing...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Leasehold: Prices (27 Apr 2017)

Gavin Barwell: Such estimates can be calculated using publically available HM Land Registry Price Paid Data but it is a complex exercise that would not be completed before Parliament prorogues.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Rents (27 Apr 2017)

Gavin Barwell: Affordable Rent is defined in Regulation 19 of the Social Housing Rents (Exceptions and Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations 2016. The Government committed in the Housing White Paper to set, a rent policy for social housing landlords to help them to borrow against future income.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Right to Buy Scheme (27 Apr 2017)

Gavin Barwell: It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Right to Buy Scheme: Blackpool (27 Apr 2017)

Gavin Barwell: It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Private Rented Housing: Southwark (27 Apr 2017)

Gavin Barwell: Statistics on the private rental market in England and in each local authority district including the London Borough of Southwark are published by the Valuation Office Agency and are available at the following link. https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/private-rental-mark et-summary-statistics-october-2015-to-september-2016 The Valuation Office Agency advises that because the composition...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Housing: South Gloucestershire (27 Apr 2017)

Gavin Barwell: In 2016/17 South Gloucestershire Council submitted an application for Garden Villages capacity funding and an application for Large Sites and Housing Zones capacity funding in Thornbury and Yate constituency. These were unsuccessful. South Gloucestershire Council also submitted a joint application for Large Sites and Housing Zones capacity funding in 2016/17 with Bath and North East Somerset...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Garden Communities: South Gloucestershire (27 Apr 2017)

Gavin Barwell: South Gloucestershire Council put in an application for Large Sites and Housing Zones capacity funding 2016/17 for Buckover garden village. This was unsuccessful.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Housing Associations: Right to Buy Scheme (27 Apr 2017)

Gavin Barwell: There are different types of schemes through which housing association tenants can buy their own home through Right to Buy. Since 1997, over 101,000 tenants have bought under these schemes.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Social Rented Housing: Expenditure (26 Apr 2017)

Gavin Barwell: Holding answer received on 12 October 2016 The Department does not publish the capital expenditure spent on new social housing for rent. The capital expenditure on social housing through government’s affordable homes programmes are available publicly for the National Affordable Homes Programme 2008-11, the Affordable Homes Programme 2011-2015, the Affordable Homes Programme...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Housing (26 Apr 2017)

Gavin Barwell: The numbers of households on local authority waiting lists for each local authority in England since 1997 is published in live table 600 which is available here: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/live-tab les-on-rents-lettings-and-tenancies Figures are not available at constituency level.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Affordable Housing (26 Apr 2017)

Gavin Barwell: Government’s capital expenditures on affordable housing through government’s affordable homes programmes are available publicly. A summary of housing expenditure under the Housing Corporation for the period 2000 - 2008 and the National Affordable Homes Programme 2008-11 is available through the National Archives website: http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20071204140632/htt...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Help to Buy Scheme: Leasehold (26 Apr 2017)

Gavin Barwell: In a speech on the 28 March 2017 the Secretary of State said that he will look to ensure Help to Buy Equity Loans are only used to support new build houses on acceptable terms.


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