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Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Bill - Second Reading (23 Nov 2018)

Lord Shipley: My Lords, I remind the House that I am a vice-president of the Local Government Association. This has been a helpful debate. I noted very carefully the comments of the noble Baroness, Lady Gardner of Parkes, and no doubt the Minister will respond to them. The problem is that the English Housing Survey, which was two years ago, found that one-fifth of the homes in this country fail to meet the...

Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire (Fire and Rescue Authority) Order 2018 - Motion to Regret (21 Nov 2018)

Lord Shipley: My Lords, the Minister has mentioned my name even though I have not taken part in this debate at all, although I share the concerns of those who have moved this regret Motion. She may be confusing my concerns on scrutiny of the structure and governance of the combined authorities with the statements I made at the time of the passing of the Bill in relation to police and crime commissioners....

Tenant Fees Bill - Committee (2nd Day) (20 Nov 2018)

Lord Shipley: My Lords, I agree with the noble Lord, Lord Best. It is important that we are able to discuss this matter through the amendment moved by the noble Baroness, Lady Gardner of Parkes, but there is an issue of principle here, which is that it should be a charge not on the tenant but on the landlord and the letting agent, who is not mentioned in the amendment. The principle is that, if a service...

Tenant Fees Bill - Committee (2nd Day) (20 Nov 2018)

Lord Shipley: My Lords, I support the noble Lord, Lord Kennedy, in these two amendments, which would help to tighten up the Bill. As he said, paragraph 8 of Schedule 1 is very open-ended, and he referred to a loophole potentially lying within it as it is worded. I think his amendment will tighten it and will do so partly because it is in the interests of the tenant, who may secure a cash saving in the...

Economy: Budget Statement - Motion to Take Note (13 Nov 2018)

Lord Shipley: My Lords, I remind the House that I am a vice-president of the Local Government Association. I appreciate the opportunity to follow the noble Lord, Lord Horam. I agreed with almost everything that he said, in particular on the need for two extra bands on council tax, which would increase local government revenue, but also his reference to the need to solve long-term economic and social...

Housing: Shared Ownership - Question (6 Nov 2018)

Lord Shipley: My Lords, does the Minister agree that the main reason why shared ownership is so important is the high price of houses? He referred to the announcement in the Budget. Will he explain further why Help to Buy, which has increased house prices and builders’ profits, has been extended in the Budget to 2023?

Affordable Housing - Motion to Take Note (25 Oct 2018)

Lord Shipley: I thank the Minister very much for his full reply, and thank all those noble Lords who have taken part in the debate. It has been extremely instructive and helpful, and I hope that when we read Hansard, there will be much in it to reflect on; the Government will no doubt reflect on it too. We have the Budget next Monday of course, and we will listen carefully to it. I understand there will...

Affordable Housing - Motion to Take Note (25 Oct 2018)

Lord Shipley: My Lords, I declare an interest in that I am a vice-president of the Local Government Association. I am pleased that so many colleagues have put their names down to speak in this debate, and I thank them. I thank too all those organisations that have sent briefings to us for their contribution to this debate; it is appreciated. This debate is an opportunity for us to examine government policy...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Planning Permission: Appeals (25 Oct 2018)

Lord Shipley: To ask Her Majesty's Government what performance targets apply to the Planning Inspectorate in respect of their time taken to (1) acknowledge appeals submitted, (2) undertake an appeal either by the written representation procedure or by a formal hearing, and (3) notify interested parties of the outcome of an appeal; and whether those targets are being met.

Property Guardians - Question for Short Debate (15 Oct 2018)

Lord Shipley: My Lords, I remind the House that I am a vice-president of the Local Government Association. I welcome this debate and thank the noble Baroness, Lady Jones of Moulsecoomb, for bringing this important issue before the House. During the passage of the then Housing and Planning Bill in April 2016, the noble Lord, Lord Beecham, moved an amendment on this matter. He expressed a number of concerns...

Grenfell Tower: Toxins - Private Notice Question (15 Oct 2018)

Lord Shipley: My Lords, the Minister indicated that we should wait for the formal publication of Professor Stec’s report. However, she has briefed officials in a variety of agencies about the dangers that she thinks are apparent. Given that toxins have been found up to a mile away from the Grenfell Tower site, and given that the absorption of toxins through the skin is a serious danger—which it seems...

Tenant Fees Bill - Second Reading (10 Oct 2018)

Lord Shipley: My Lords, this has been a helpful Second Reading debate. It has identified a number of issues that we will need to explore further in Committee. Indeed, the noble Baroness, Lady McDonagh, despite the limitations of time, has raised a number of issues that would be worthy of spending a little time on in Committee if that were felt by her to be appropriate. I remind the House that I am a...

Housing: Local Plans - Question (13 Sep 2018)

Lord Shipley: My Lords, I remind the House of my registered interests. Is the Minister aware of reports that approximately 160,000 homes could be built by bypassing local plans by 2020 as a result of the housing delivery test? Does the Minister recognise this figure? If it happens, what is the point of local plans?

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Housing: Construction (7 Aug 2018)

Lord Shipley: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of new homes built in areas of high flood risk in England in each of the last five years.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Housing: Construction (7 Aug 2018)

Lord Shipley: To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) cases have been considered, and (2) applications have been approved, by the Planning Inspectorate in relation to applications to build new homes in areas of high flood risk in each of the last five years.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Flood Control (1 Aug 2018)

Lord Shipley: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the financial impact on taxpayers of protecting new homes from flooding where those homes have been built in areas of high flood risk.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Freehold (11 Jul 2018)

Lord Shipley: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether, and to what extent, freeholders breach their statutory obligations to provide leaseholders with accounts they are entitled to receive; and whether they have any plans to take action against freeholders who breach obligations to leaseholders.

Housing: Rent - Question (10 Jul 2018)

Lord Shipley: My Lords, I remind the House of my interests as listed in the register. I simply ask the Minister this: are the Government still committed to the one-for-one replacement of council houses sold?

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority (Business Rate Supplements Functions) Order 2018 - Motions to Approve (9 Jul 2018)

Lord Shipley: My Lords, I again remind the House that I am a vice-president of the Local Government Association. I welcome these orders. I am a firm believer in voluntary taxation, and the system used in this case with the business rate supplement is similar to that used for business improvement districts. In that respect, it is a procedure that can command public support: if the business rate payers...


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