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Committee on Public Accounts (30 Nov 2021)

Ordered, That Kemi Badenoch be discharged from the Committee on Public Accounts and Helen Whately be added.—(Bill Wiggin, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)

Public Health (30 Nov 2021)

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Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Democracy: International Cooperation (30 Nov 2021)

Kemi Badenoch: The Elections Bill delivers against the Government’s manifesto commitment to protect our democracy and ensure that it remains secure, fair, modern, and transparent. The Dissolution and Calling of Parliament Bill seeks to return to tried-and-tested constitutional arrangements, which affirm the central role of the electorate. By repealing the Fixed-term Parliaments Act we will increase legal,...

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Holocaust Memorial Day (30 Nov 2021)

Kemi Badenoch: Holocaust Memorial Day provides an opportunity for the whole nation to remember the six million Jewish men, women and children murdered by the Nazis, along with all other victims of Nazi persecution and victims of subsequent genocides. The Department for Levelling-Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) supports the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust who will be promoting a great many local events as...

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Islam: Religious Hatred (30 Nov 2021)

Kemi Badenoch: Islamophobia awareness is vitally important. Our commitment to tackling the discrimination and intolerance in Muslim communities is consistent throughout the year, as every community should be able to practice their faith in freedom and security. We already have some of the strongest legislation in the world to tackle hate crime and, where groups incite racial hatred or are engaged in...

Written Answers — Women and Equalities: Government Equalities Office: York (30 Nov 2021)

Kemi Badenoch: The Cabinet Office has committed to increasing its presence from c. 400 to c. 600 in York. This will be a mix of Senior Civil Service and delegated grades covering a range of professions such as HR, Commercial, Policy, Security, Finance, Project Delivery and Operational Delivery. As part of this, the Equality Hub has commenced recruiting roles into York. Currently there are no plans for...

Written Answers — Women and Equalities: Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities (30 Nov 2021)

Kemi Badenoch: The Government is carefully considering the findings of the independent Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities report and will publish its response in due course. In line with the Commission’s findings, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) published a consultation in September 2021 examining the role of sensitive personal data in bias detection and mitigation in AI...

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Members' Interests (26 Nov 2021)

Kemi Badenoch: The recommendations in that Committee on Standards in Public Life report are primarily a matter for the House of Commons, and are currently being considered by the House. In relation to the single recommendation on future outside interests of elected representatives, I would note that it is already the case that the press and public may ask questions of candidates on their intended outside...

International Men’s Day — [Mr Virendra Sharma in the Chair] (25 Nov 2021)

Kemi Badenoch: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Sharma. I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Don Valley (Nick Fletcher) for securing this debate and for his ongoing work to ensure that the issues faced by men and boys are not neglected. As chair of the all-party parliamentary group on issues affecting men and boys, he headed up the publication of the report “A Boy Today”, which is...

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Business Premises: Empty Property (25 Nov 2021)

Kemi Badenoch: The business rates system ensures that the owners of most empty buildings pay 100% of the business rates bill once the property has been unoccupied for three months (or six months for industrial buildings). But we recognise that avoidance and evasion of business rates on empty properties are important concerns for local government so we are undertaking further detailed work and will consult...

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Holiday Accommodation: Non-domestic Rates (25 Nov 2021)

Kemi Badenoch: In March, the Government announced that it will legislate to require that self-catering accommodation meets an actual lettings threshold before being assessed for business rates. Since then, my Department has been working with Treasury and the Valuation Office Agency to finalise the details of how and when this will be implemented. We will set out further details shortly in the Government’s...

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Voting Rights: Immigration (25 Nov 2021)

Kemi Badenoch: The Government has no intention of extending full voting rights to all UK residents after a qualifying period of residency. Citizenship restrictions are the norm for participating in national elections in most democracies, including the UK. The right to vote in UK Parliamentary elections is restricted to British citizens and those with the closest historic links to our country.

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Political Parties: Finance (25 Nov 2021)

Kemi Badenoch: Foreign nationals who are based overseas are not eligible to donate to political parties in the United Kingdom. The Elections Bill retains this ban, and further closes loopholes on backdoor foreign spending.

Islamophobia Awareness Month — [Peter Dowd in the Chair] (24 Nov 2021)

Kemi Badenoch: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Dowd. I thank all hon. Members for their contributions. It has been a very feisty debate, and it is quite clear that concerns about anti-Muslim hatred transcend party lines. I thank the hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton (Afzal Khan) for securing this debate. I say to him that I am not afraid of using the phrase “Islamophobia”. We are...

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Political Parties: Finance (24 Nov 2021)

Kemi Badenoch: There is a long-standing principle – as originally recommended by the Committee on Standards in Public Life in 1998 – that permissible donors are those on the UK electoral register. If one can vote for a party, then one should be able to donate to it. Foreign donations are banned. Election law already allows for registered British expatriates to vote in UK Parliamentary elections, and...

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Voting Methods: Visual Impairment (24 Nov 2021)

Kemi Badenoch: The Government welcomes the engagement from the RNIB and other disability charities in this important area. As noted in the response to Question UIN 58512, the intention of the policy is to improve the support available to voters with disabilities and ensure that Returning Officers are better able to support people with a wider range of disabilities by removing barriers to change and...

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Cultural Heritage (24 Nov 2021)

Kemi Badenoch: Historic counties are an important part of our history and traditions helping to instil community pride and strengthening long lasting ties that have bound our communities together. Whilst the boundary changes we are proposing, which relate to establishing unitary councils in Cumbria, North Yorkshire, and Somerset, have no direct impact on historic counties, we are very alive to their...

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Elections: Campaigns (24 Nov 2021)

Kemi Badenoch: Voters value transparency and that is why the Elections Bill introduces a digital imprints regime so that when voters engage with politics online they are clear who is promoting the campaign material and on whose behalf. Reflecting positive feedback to the technical consultation Transparency in digital campaigning launched by the Cabinet Office last year, the digital imprints regime proposed...

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Companies: Political Parties (24 Nov 2021)

Kemi Badenoch: Under the Political Parties Elections and Referendums Act 2000, political parties and regulated donees have a legal obligation to ensure that they only receive donations from permissible sources – and in the case of companies, that they are properly carrying on business in the UK. Companies must be registered with Companies House and incorporated in the UK. Corporate donations amounting to...

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Organisations: Political Parties (24 Nov 2021)

Kemi Badenoch: Unincorporated associations making political contributions of more than £25,000 in a calendar year must notify the Electoral Commission and are then subsequently subject to various reporting requirements relating to their own funding. Members’ associations (many of which are unincorporated associations) are separately regulated as regulated donees and must report on donations and loans...


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