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Leasehold and Freehold Reform Bill – committee stage (day 4) – Baroness Scott of Bybrook. Legislation

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Leasehold and Freehold Reform Bill – committee stage (day 3) – Baroness Scott of Bybrook. Legislation

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Leasehold and Freehold Reform Bill – committee stage (day 2) – Baroness Scott of Bybrook. Legislation

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Leasehold and Freehold Reform Bill – committee stage (day 1) – Baroness Scott of Bybrook. Legislation

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Housing: Prices and Standards (11 Apr 2024)

Baroness Scott of Bybrook: Full details of the Government’s long-term plan for housing are available on gov.uk. This includes measures to increase the overall supply and availability of safe, warm and affordable homes. Boosting housing supply is key to affordability: we are on track to deliver our commitment to build one million homes this Parliament, are investing significant funding in affordable housing programmes...

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Young People: Health (11 Apr 2024)

Baroness Scott of Bybrook: The Government is committed to improving the well-being of individuals in every area of the UK as set out in our (attached) update on the Well-being mission in January 2024. We continue to engage with new data and evidence in the delivery of all Levelling Up Missions, including on how we can improve well-being. This includes considering the work of Professor Lord Richard Layard, one of the...

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Radicalism: Northern Ireland ( 9 Apr 2024)

Baroness Scott of Bybrook: Engagement undertaken in Northern Ireland is exempt from the engagement principles to reflect the unique political and historical circumstances in that country. The engagement principles do not apply to the engagement undertaken by the devolved administrations themselves. The UK Government is in regular contact with the administrations in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service: Public Consultation ( 9 Apr 2024)

Baroness Scott of Bybrook: The Prime Minister’s Holocaust Commission issued a Call for Evidence which received almost 2,500 responses. The Commission’s conclusions, together with a list of organisations providing formal responses, was published in the Commission’s report Britain’s Promise to Remember (2015). Comments were invited on the 10 shortlisted designs for the Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre,...

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: War Memorials: Muslims ( 4 Apr 2024)

Baroness Scott of Bybrook: Further information regarding the process for establishing a new Muslim War Memorial will be announced in due course.

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Faith Matters ( 4 Apr 2024)

Baroness Scott of Bybrook: The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities has funded Tell MAMA directly with over £6 million since 2012 (funding details are provided below) to monitor and support victims of anti-Muslim hatred, through a workplan agreed via a formal Grant Funding Agreement. The funding was increased to just over £1m for the 2023/24 financial year. Tell MAMA is a project funded with the...

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Leasehold: Reform ( 3 Apr 2024)

Baroness Scott of Bybrook: An Impact Assessment for the Leasehold and Freehold Reform Bill was published on 11 December 2023 and is available on the Parliament website (attached) at: Leasehold and Freehold ReformBill publications - Parliamentary Bills - UK Parliament. This includes an estimate of the impact of removing marriage value on different groups and regions. Leasehold and Freehold Reform Bill (pdf, 99.7KB)

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Mortgages: Arrears (28 Mar 2024)

Baroness Scott of Bybrook: The Government is closely monitoring levels of arrears and repossessions, which remain low by historic standards. Affordability assessment and stress testing of mortgage applications is helping ensure households do not move into arrears. Lenders representing over 90% of the market have agreed to our Mortgage Charter, which includes new flexibilities to help customers manage their repayments...

Leasehold and Freehold Reform Bill - Second Reading (27 Mar 2024)

Baroness Scott of Bybrook: My Lords, it is a pleasure to close this debate and to reflect on the many thoughtful contributions that we have heard. I thank all noble Lords for their engagement with the Bill thus far, and especially all noble Lords who met me before this debate to discuss their concerns. As the Bill progresses, I am keen to continue engaging. If any noble Lords would like a briefing, please get in touch....

Leasehold and Freehold Reform Bill - Second Reading (27 Mar 2024)

Baroness Scott of Bybrook: As I think I have said to the noble Lord many times from this Dispatch Box, this is a complicated issue. I think there are about 121 recommendations in the Law Commission’s framework and we just have not had the time to go through them. However, this takes us a good way towards commonhold for the future. The Law Commission did fantastic work to review the commonhold framework, and, as I...

Leasehold and Freehold Reform Bill - Second Reading (27 Mar 2024)

Baroness Scott of Bybrook: We have taken the issue of human life as the important one. I think we will have further debates on 11 metres as we go through the Bill. I am conscious of time; if the noble Earl does not mind, we will deal with those matters in Committee. Given the number of small buildings under 11 metres that need remediation, our assessment remains that extending leaseholder protections to below 11 metres...

Leasehold and Freehold Reform Bill - Second Reading (27 Mar 2024)

Baroness Scott of Bybrook: I am happy to write to the noble Lord on this issue, and I will put a copy of that letter in the Library. Bill read a second time.

Leasehold and Freehold Reform Bill - Second Reading (27 Mar 2024)

Baroness Scott of Bybrook: My Lords, I thank those Peers who have already engaged with the Bill and, indeed, those who have championed reforming the leasehold market for many years. I also thank colleagues from the Law Commission, without whom much of this vital legislation may not have been possible. The Bill delivers long-awaited reforms to improve home ownership for millions of leaseholders across England and Wales....

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Housing: Construction (26 Mar 2024)

Baroness Scott of Bybrook: The definition of deliverable sites is set out in the National Planning Policy Framework. The Framework also sets out that authorities should use the standard method to calculate housing need.

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Buildings: Fire Prevention (22 Mar 2024)

Baroness Scott of Bybrook: Government regularly looks at construction practices in other jurisdictions, seeks to learn from any significant incidents and, where appropriate, are always willing to share our experiences with other countries and collaborate further. We should be mindful though that construction practices and methods can be quite different across different countries and so the actions and mechanisms that...


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