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Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Tenancy Agreements (1 Feb 2016)

Brandon Lewis: ...use of our Model Tenancy Agreement to their landlord customers. We also know that tenants value the flexibility that private renting offers and not all want longer tenancies. A recent report by Knight Frank reported that the majority of Private Rented Sector tenants (53%) favour a six month or one year tenancy. The average length of residence, according to the English Housing Survey...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Change of Use (26 Mar 2015)

Brandon Lewis: ...supply, including greater provision of studio and one-bedroom flats for young people. This policy is particularly beneficial in London, given the high demand for housing. Research published by Knight Frank in May 2014 estimated that nationally, prior approval applications had been secured for over 3.2 million square feet of new housing. An analysis by Planning magazine in November...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Change of Use (15 Dec 2014)

Brandon Lewis: ...they used to. The information requested in the hon. Member’s questions is not centrally held, as the rights are overseen by local authorities. But I would observe that research published by Knight Frank in May 2014 has shown that nationally, prior approval applications have been secured for over 3.2 million square feet of new housing. Moreover, an analysis by Planning magazine last...

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Fire Services: West Midlands (14 Jul 2014)

Brandon Lewis: holding answer 9 July 2014 Staffing patterns are entirely the responsibility of West Midlands Fire and Rescue Authority. I have had no discussions with the authority on this matter. The Knight Review ‘Facing the Future’, found huge variations in the way fire and rescue authorities operated and concluded that there were significant opportunities for sensible savings such as...

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Fire Services (12 May 2014)

Brandon Lewis: holding answer 24 March 2014 Sir Ken Knight worked on his independent review between 1 January and 22 June 2013. He was paid £53,635 during this period. Between 1 January and 28 January 2013, Sir Ken was also the Government’s Chief Fire and Rescue Adviser in addition to conducting initial fieldwork for his review. His salary rate while working on the Knight Review was in line...

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Fire Services (3 Apr 2014)

Brandon Lewis: ...of senior staff, locally led mergers and operational collaborations, new fire-fighting technology, preventative approaches and working with local businesses. In his independent review, Sir Ken Knight concluded that fire and rescue authorities need to transform themselves to reflect the entirely different era of risk and demand they now operate in.

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Fire and Rescue Services (3 Mar 2014)

Brandon Lewis: ...for the chief fire officer, but it must make those decisions locally. The Government have made their position clear, and I will soon respond more widely to the issues as part of our response to the Knight review.

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Fire Services (4 Feb 2014)

Brandon Lewis: Ministers are currently considering the wide range of issues raised by Sir Ken Knight and the responses from many in the fire and rescue sector to the review. The Government will publish a response in due course.

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Fire Services: Cumbria (30 Jan 2014)

Brandon Lewis: ...the last 10 years. There is real scope for fire and rescue authorities to make sensible savings and practical improvements without reducing the quality of life-saving services. To facilitate this, Sir Ken Knight has undertaken a detailed review into the operational efficiency of the services delivered by fire and rescue authorities in England; the Government will be responding formally in...

Fire Services (Derbyshire) (25 Nov 2013)

Brandon Lewis: ...a number of areas—my own county of Norfolk, for example, has a high proportion of on-call firefighters—and that the move towards greater use of the retained firefighter is the kind of change identified by Sir Ken Knight for fire and rescue authorities to consider to increase their overall efficiency and effectiveness. It is also important to note that there are other funding...

Fire Services (Derbyshire) (25 Nov 2013)

Brandon Lewis: My hon. Friend has made an interesting point, which tempts me to respond to the Knight review a little earlier than I am ready to do. I can tell him that we are having discussions, and that fire authorities are discussing with other emergency services the possibility of sharing services to increase efficiency. They are also discussing the possibility that children’s centres and other...

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Publications (11 Nov 2013)

Brandon Lewis: ...review of efficiency and operations in fire and rescue authorities in England. The Government will be responding in due course, and will help save taxpayers’ money and support frontline fire services. 0 Sir Ken Knight CBE QFSM FIFireE 16 May Future of local public audits: report by FTI Consulting Options for the transfer of the Audit Commission's in-house audit practice to the...

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Fire Services (4 Nov 2013)

Brandon Lewis: ..., which is why in the spending round, the Government announced £30 million towards the upfront costs of transforming fire and rescue services, acting on the opportunities identified by the Knight Review. And a further £45 million capital fund for to encourage greater collaboration between fire and other emergency services.

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Fire Services (4 Nov 2013)

Brandon Lewis: Ministers are currently considering the wide range of issues raised by Sir Ken Knight and the responses from many in the fire and rescue sector to the review. The Government will publish a response in due course.

Adult Literacy and Numeracy: Funding for Local Authorities (10 Oct 2013)

Brandon Lewis: ...at the moment and the Government will of course respond to it. The hon. Member for Easington (Grahame M. Morris) referred to fire authorities, but he should bear in mind that the response to the Knight review is coming. Fire authorities were protected in order to make some of the efficiencies that they should have been making but in too many cases were not. My hon. Friend the Member for...

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Fire Services: Bedfordshire (9 Jul 2013)

Brandon Lewis: ...flexible and economic service, but one which helps bind many communities together. In his recently published review into efficiency and operations of fire and rescue authorities in England, Sir Ken Knight commented that retained duty staff are the backbone of provision across the country. He also identified significant costs savings which would arise through a modest increase in retained...

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Conditions of Employment (2 Jul 2013)

Brandon Lewis: ...and 2011-12. In 2012-13 the Department's executive agencies and non-departmental public bodies had no staff retained on zero-hour contracts and the core Department had two. One of these was Sir Ken Knight, chief fire and rescue adviser. He moved on to a zero-hour contract on 1 November 2012. This was a short-term arrangement so that the Department still had access to professional advice...

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Fire Services (24 Jun 2013)

Brandon Lewis: We are currently considering the findings of Sir Ken Knight's review of fire and rescue authorities ‘Facing the Future’, including those on accountability arrangements. The Government will respond later this year setting out our position.

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Emergency Services (12 Jun 2013)

Brandon Lewis: ...levels or cost savings which might arise from enabling local fire and rescue services to take over the responsibilities for emergency ambulance response red 1 and red 2. Notwithstanding, Sir Ken Knight's recent review recommended greater collaboration between the blue light services.

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Conditions of Employment (10 Jun 2013)

Brandon Lewis: The Department for Communities and Local Government currently has one senior civil servant in a professional role on a zero-hours contract. The individual is Sir Ken Knight who moved to a zero-hour contract on 1 November 2012. This is a short-term arrangement for Sir Ken to complete a review of the operational efficiency of the services delivered by the fire and rescue authorities in England...


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