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Results 181–200 of 1395 for speaker:Lord Barwell

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Airports: Planning Permission (7 Mar 2017)

Gavin Barwell: The National Planning Policy Framework makes clear that the planning system should promote sustainable development, contribute to the enhancement of the natural environment and minimise the impact of new development on biodiversity. Planning law requires that applications for planning permission must be determined in accordance with the development plan, unless material considerations...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Rented Housing: Coventry (7 Mar 2017)

Gavin Barwell: The Valuation Office Agency registers fair rents under the Rent Act 1977 on behalf of my Department. They do not hold information at council or constituency level.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Community Infrastructure Levy (7 Mar 2017)

Gavin Barwell: The Government will examine the options for reforming the system of developer contributions including ensuring direct benefit for communities, and will respond to the independent review and make an announcement at Autumn Budget 2017.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Tenancy Deposit Schemes: Greater London (6 Mar 2017)

Gavin Barwell: Holding answer received on 20 February 2017 The three Government approved Tenancy Deposit Schemes in England help ensure that tenants are treated fairly at the end of their tenancy through protecting deposits. A deposit can be protected in a custodial scheme where the deposit is paid (submitted) and held by the scheme until the end of the tenancy. The scheme will pay the deposit...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Tenancy Deposit Schemes (6 Mar 2017)

Gavin Barwell: The three Government approved Tenancy Deposit Schemes in England help ensure that tenants are treated fairly at the end of their tenancy through protecting deposits. A deposit can be protected in a custodial scheme where the deposit is paid (submitted) and held by the scheme until the end of the tenancy. The scheme will pay the deposit back (return) to the tenant if they have fulfilled all...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Private Rented Housing: Evictions (6 Mar 2017)

Gavin Barwell: The retaliatory eviction provisions introduced in the Deregulation Act 2015 are designed to protect tenants from the small minority of rogue landlords who respond to a legitimate complaint about the condition of the property by seeking to serve an eviction notice. A review of the provisions will be conducted later this year and will assess how effective the legislation has been, whether there...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Veolia Environment (6 Mar 2017)

Gavin Barwell: At the point in his Report where the Inspector refers to Mr Kosky’s opinion, the Inspector was paraphrasing the closing submission made on behalf of Veolia, rather than referring to any correspondence between Mr Kosky and the department. No such correspondence exists.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Housing Revenue Accounts (3 Mar 2017)

Gavin Barwell: I refer the Rt Hon Member to my answer to Question UIN 64700 on 1 March 2017.

Public Bill Committee: Crown Tenancies Bill: Most Crown tenancies may be assured tenancies (1 Mar 2017)

Gavin Barwell: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Davies, I think for the first time. I wish you a happy St David’s day. Some hon. Members may not be aware of your familiarity with Croydon Central as the former Member for my constituency, and how St David’s day is celebrated there,. I start by congratulating my hon. Friend the Member for Aldridge-Brownhills on promoting this important...

Public Bill Committee: Crown Tenancies Bill: Most Crown tenancies may be assured tenancies (1 Mar 2017)

Gavin Barwell: I am happy to provide my hon. Friend with that clarification. The reason for that difference is exactly the one he alluded to. We want to put those in family accommodation on a similar footing to those in the private rented sector, but single living accommodation and accommodation provided to people because they hold a specific post will remain on licences. That will ensure the MOD is able...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Social Rented Housing (1 Mar 2017)

Gavin Barwell: Holding answer received on 23 February 2017 At Autumn Statement, we announced an expansion of the Shared Ownership and Affordable Homes Programme (SOAHP) 2016-21, with an additional £1.4 billion investment, increasing the overall budget to £7.1 billion that will deliver 225,000 affordable housing starts by March 2021. The expanded programme now allows a wider range of products and...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Neighbourhood Development Plans: Appeals (1 Mar 2017)

Gavin Barwell: Holding answer received on 23 February 2017 We do not hold the information requested. An adopted neighbourhood plan is part of the Development Plan for an area. Statute requires that planning applications are determined in accordance with the Development Plan unless material considerations indicate otherwise. Such material considerations can be wide-ranging though must be related to...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Help to Buy Scheme: South Thanet (1 Mar 2017)

Gavin Barwell: In the parliamentary constituency of South Thanet, the number of households who have purchased homes through Help to Buy schemes are: Help to Buy: Equity Loan: 22 (from scheme launch in April 2013 to September 2016); Help to Buy: mortgage guarantee: 164 (from scheme launch in October 2013 to September 2016); Help to Buy: ISA: 41 (from scheme launch in December 2015 to September 2016); Help to...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Home Ownership Incentive Schemes (1 Mar 2017)

Gavin Barwell: My Department launched the Own Your Home campaign in October 2015 – aimed at persuading young working people to look again at home ownership and driving take up of appropriate government home-buying schemes when this is the right decision for them. This overarching campaign also draws together communications activity on a range of government schemes. Prior to this, campaigns on Right to Buy...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Rented Housing (1 Mar 2017)

Gavin Barwell: The Government gave nearly £14 million from 2010 to 2016 to develop a programme to help single homeless people access private rented sector accommodation, as part of its work to prevent and tackle homelessness. Our £50 million Homelessness Prevention Programme is now funding 84 projects in 225 local authorities, following an open competition last autumn, details of which can be found here:...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Housing Revenue Accounts (1 Mar 2017)

Gavin Barwell: Ministers and officials from my department hold regular discussions with HM Treasury. The 2012 reinvigorated Right to Buy scheme increased maximum discounts to realistic levels and, for the first time ever, introduced a requirement that for every additional sale, a new affordable home will be provided nationally. Local authorities are able to keep the receipts from additional Right to Buy...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Housing: Standards (1 Mar 2017)

Gavin Barwell: Responsibility for compliance with the building regulations rests with those building new homes. All new homes are subject to supervision by a building control body, which can be a local authority or approved inspector. Building control bodies must take all reasonable steps to ascertain if the building work complies with the relevant requirements of the building regulations and not give a...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Public Lavatories (1 Mar 2017)

Gavin Barwell: Section 87 of the Public Health Act 1936 gives local authorities the discretionary power to provide public toilets. How this power is exercised is a decision for local authorities; who know what is best for their area. The provision of public toilets is one of the basic services that help create good quality public places and they are an important amenity for many people. That is why we are...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Planning: Fees and Charges (28 Feb 2017)

Gavin Barwell: The figure relates to a potential increase over a one year period.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Rented Housing: Tyne and Wear (28 Feb 2017)

Gavin Barwell: The Valuation Office Agency registers fair rents under the Rent Act 1977 on behalf of my Department. They do not hold information on the number of people who had fair rents registered in Tynemouth constituency or North Tyneside borough. The information set out in the table below, relates to the number of registered rents in the Tyne and Wear registration area. Fair rent registration in Tyne &...


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