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Results 221–240 of 2000 for in the 'Written Answers' speaker:Dominic Raab

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Housing: Prices (23 Apr 2018)

Dominic Raab: I refer the Hon Member to my answer to Question UIN 135737 on 18 April 2018.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention (23 Apr 2018)

Dominic Raab: The Secretary of State announced on 4 December that the Department is providing additional funding to the Leasehold Advisory Service (LEASE), an arm’s length-body which provides free initial legal advice to leaseholders, to advise on fire safety issues. The Government would like to see building owners doing all they can to protect leaseholders from the costs of interim measures and cladding...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention (23 Apr 2018)

Dominic Raab: Nothing is more important than keeping people safe. That is why we established the Building Safety Programme, which has been working with local authorities and building owners to identify properties that might be at risk and ensure that all building owners take necessary remedial action to improve the fire safety of tower blocks as swiftly as possible. We have offered free screening tests at...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Housing (23 Apr 2018)

Dominic Raab: The Department holds regular meetings with Homes England and housing associations, including London and Quadrant, on housing policy on regulation and the supply of more affordable homes. To provide this information on Civil Servants would be at disproportionate cost to the Department. Details of Ministers’ meetings with external organisations are published quarterly on GOV.UK. These can be...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: L and Q Housing (23 Apr 2018)

Dominic Raab: The independent regulator of social housing is responsible for regulating registered providers of social housing. It considers information about any breaches of the standards it sets for housing associations, and where there is a breach publishes a regulatory notice or reports this in its regulatory judgments, details of which can be found at:...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Housing: Finance (23 Apr 2018)

Dominic Raab: The following funding has been provided by homes England and the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government to London and Quadrant properties for financial year 2015-16, 2016-17 and 2017-18: The Government guaranteed a bond of £175 million to L&Q on 24 November 2016 under the Private Sector Guarantee Scheme. Additionally Homes England have provided funding to L&Q and East Thames...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Waste Management (23 Apr 2018)

Dominic Raab: As part of the consultation on the draft revised National Planning Policy Framework, the Government has asked at question 42 if any consequential changes should be made to the National Planning Policy for Waste, as a result of the proposed changes to the Framework. The consultation closes on 10 May 2018. We welcome views on this issue in response to the consultation.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Local Government Finance: Fire Prevention (23 Apr 2018)

Dominic Raab: Local authorities will need to determine what measures are essential to make each of their buildings fire safe. This will need to be done as part of a whole fire safety strategy for each individual building, tasking into account expert advice, any directions or advice from the local fire and rescue service, and other fire safety measures present. 41 local authorities have been in touch with...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Housing: Construction (19 Apr 2018)

Dominic Raab: The Government is committed to fixing our broken housing market, to ensure we have a housing market that works for everyone. We expect housing developers to deliver good quality housing, on time, and to treat house buyers fairly. The majority of house builders are covered by an industry-led consumer code or warranty provider scheme which can offer resolution where things go wrong, but these...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Housing: Construction (19 Apr 2018)

Dominic Raab: The draft revised National Planning Policy Framework, published for consultation on 5 March, makes it clear that plans will be found sound by a Planning Inspector only if they provide a strategy which will, as a minimum, meet as much of the identified housing need as possible. To do that they should make effective use of the land they have. As well as using brownfield land and working with...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Right to Buy Scheme (19 Apr 2018)

Dominic Raab: The following data refers to Help to Buy: Equity Loan which operates in England only. The number of households who have purchased a home through Help to Buy: Equity Loan from April 2013 to September 2017: (a) the Telford constituency 659 (b) Telford and Wrekin borough 1,383 (c) Shropshire 887 (d) the West Midlands 15,965 (e) the UK since the inception of that scheme. England 144,826 There are...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Right to Buy Scheme (19 Apr 2018)

Dominic Raab: Help to Buy: Equity Loan data is set out in the quarterly statistical release covering April 2013 to September 2017: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/help-to-buy-equity- loan-scheme-and-help-to-buy-newbuy-statistics-april-2013-to- 30-september-2017

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Housing: Construction (19 Apr 2018)

Dominic Raab: 1,111,000 additional homes have been delivered in England since April 2010, and housing supply increased by 217,350 net additional dwellings in 2016-17 – the highest level since 2007-08. The reforms in our Housing White Paper, together with the measures announced at Autumn Budget, put Government on track to create, fund and drive a housing market which delivers 300,000 homes a year on...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Electric Cables: Fire Prevention (19 Apr 2018)

Dominic Raab: The electrical safety of cables in buildings is regulated through the Electricity at Work Regulations for workplaces and through the Building Regulations for dwellings. The industry guidance which supports the Regulations – BS 7671 (known as “The Wiring regulations”) – sets a minimum performance requirement equivalent to the Class E classification of reaction to fire. As part of our...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Flats: Fire Prevention (19 Apr 2018)

Dominic Raab: In 2012, the Department published "Analysis of fires in buildings of timber framed construction, England, 2009-10 to 2011-12", ISBN 9781409837442. This is available at: www.gov.uk/government/statistics/analysis-of-fires-in-buildi ngs-of-timber-framed-construction-england-2009-10-to-2011-12

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Affordable Housing (19 Apr 2018)

Dominic Raab: In March, the Government published a draft revised National Planning Policy Framework for consultation which sets out a new approach to viability. The approach will create more certainty about the contributions developers are expected to make towards affordable housing.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention (19 Apr 2018)

Dominic Raab: The cost of recladding a tower block and implementing interim fire safety measures varies significantly depending on the individual characteristics of the building. My Department has made clear that it considers that building owners should take responsibility for funding fire safety measures including replacement of dangerous cladding. Government will consider financial flexibilities for...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: High Rise Flats: Insulation (19 Apr 2018)

Dominic Raab: The decision to evacuate a building due to fire safety concerns is a serious matter and should be considered in light of the risks for each specific building. Where this decision is taken, the local housing authority is responsible for ensuring any necessary procedures are in place, including for the provision of alternative accommodation.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Buildings: Fires (19 Apr 2018)

Dominic Raab: The Government has commissioned Dame Judith Hackitt to take forward an independent review of the Building Regulations and fire safety system. Any decision on future fire safety requirements will be taken following the completion of that review, which is expected to be published in Spring 2018.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Local Government Finance: Fire Prevention (18 Apr 2018)

Dominic Raab: Local authorities will need to fund the costs of fire safety work in their own buildings. However, there may be circumstances where Government would consider the removal of financial restrictions to enable works to go ahead. 41 local authorities have contacted MHCLG regarding fire safety in buildings which they own. 14 of these authorities had identified buildings which required essential...


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