Results 81–100 of 269 for speaker:Lord Porter of Spalding

Written Answers — Department for Education: Pre-school Education (7 Feb 2019)

Lord Porter of Spalding: To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure the sustainability of maintained nursery schools; and what assessment they have made of any additional costs faced by those nurseries as a result of the additional statutory responsibilities placed on them when compared to other early years settings.

Social Housing - Motion to Take Note (31 Jan 2019)

Lord Porter of Spalding: My Lords, I declare an interest as the leader of South Holland District Council and the chair of the Local Government Association. I am also a small-scale private landlord, for what it is worth. I thank the Opposition for using their time to control the agenda of the House and use it for this most important of subjects. It is an undisputable truth that every child in this country deserves to...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Female Genital Mutilation (29 Jan 2019)

Lord Porter of Spalding: To ask Her Majesty's Government what analysis they have conducted into the prevalence of female genital mutilation in England.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: First Time Buyers: Government Assistance (28 Jan 2019)

Lord Porter of Spalding: To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support first-time buyers on low to middle incomes who are unable to afford a deposit whilst paying rent.

Tower Blocks: Cladding - Statement (22 Jan 2019)

Lord Porter of Spalding: My Lords, the Government should be commended for the speed with which they have put extra resources into the social sector to make sure that money has not been a barrier to getting the cladding removed. The time must now have come for financial assistance to given to those buildings that are in the private sector. However, I do not believe for one minute that the money should then be written...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Affordable Housing (17 Jan 2019)

Lord Porter of Spalding: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to publish additional planning guidance to supplement the definition of affordable housing set out in the glossary of the revised National Planning Policy Framework, published on 24 July 2018, to ensure that it specifies affordable rent to buy.

Combustible Cladding - Question (7 Jan 2019)

Lord Porter of Spalding: My Lords, I declare my interest as chairman of the Local Government Association. Can my noble friend the Minister clarify his last statement about local councils being responsible for removing and replacing cladding on private sector buildings? Councils up and down the country must operate within the law of the land, which does not allow them to go in and take cladding off of other people’s...

Provisional Local Government Finance Settlement - Statement (13 Dec 2018)

Lord Porter of Spalding: My Lords, I declare my interests as set out in the register: I am the leader of South Holland District Council and chairman of the Local Government Association. I am sure that my noble friend the Minister is probably not keen on me standing up to speak, but for once I will say that this is a good settlement. I have been dealing with these settlements for eight years, and this is the first...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Social Services (5 Dec 2018)

Lord Porter of Spalding: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by the Local Government Association, The lives we want to lead: findings, implications and recommendations on the LGA green paper for adult social care and wellbeing, published in November.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Local Enterprise Partnerships (3 Dec 2018)

Lord Porter of Spalding: To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they plan to take to ensure that the proposed reduction in public sector representation on Local Enterprise Partnership Boards (LEP) will not dilute the democratic accountability and oversight of LEPs at a local level.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Special Educational Needs: Finance (30 Nov 2018)

Lord Porter of Spalding: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Isos Partnership interim research for the Local Government Association which shows that councils face a minimum projected shortfall of £536 million in the support they provide for children with special educational needs and disabilities in England by 2018–19.

Local Government - Question (27 Nov 2018)

Lord Porter of Spalding: Does the Minister agree that with £15 billion of reductions for local government by 2020, the local government sector has done more than its fair share of ensuring that the burden that the country has carried since the previous Government were in power has been met, that that equates to 60p in the pound in central government funding and that a fair funding review must make sure that no...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Children: Social Services (9 Nov 2018)

Lord Porter of Spalding: To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to allocate additional funding to children’s services.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Roads: Repairs and Maintenance (8 Nov 2018)

Lord Porter of Spalding: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will make further funding available to local authorities to maintain local roads and repair potholes.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Housing Revenue Accounts (8 Nov 2018)

Lord Porter of Spalding: To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that councils can make use of any additional flexibility made possible by the removal of the cap on councils' borrowing against their Housing Revenue Account assets to finance the construction of new homes without undue bureaucracy.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Housing: Construction (8 Nov 2018)

Lord Porter of Spalding: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to make any changes to the New Homes Bonus scheme in the next financial year.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Social Services: Finance (5 Nov 2018)

Lord Porter of Spalding: To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to allocate additional funding to adult social care in the next financial year.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention (22 Oct 2018)

Lord Porter of Spalding: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the extent of the current delays in the production of written reports by the Building Research Establishment following BS8414 tests on the performance of external fire cladding systems; and what are the implications of these delays for fire safety in the UK.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Flood Control: Finance (22 Oct 2018)

Lord Porter of Spalding: To ask Her Majesty's Government how much funding has been secured through contributions for investment in flood and coastal resilience schemes from (1) the private sector, (2) utility companies, and (3) local authorities since the start of the current six-year investment cycle.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Mental Health Services: Children (17 Oct 2018)

Lord Porter of Spalding: To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that Clinical Commissioning Groups work with local authorities to develop and implement plans for the improvement of children's mental health services as set out in the Future in Mind report published in 2015 by the Department of Health and NHS England.


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