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Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Help to Buy Scheme (14 Mar 2018)

Dominic Raab: My Department commissioned a further independent evaluation of Help to Buy: Equity Loan to cover the period 2015-17. It is in its final stages and will be published later this year. A previous independent evaluation of Help to Buy: Equity Loan covered the period 2013-15 and was published in February 2016.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Help to Buy Scheme (14 Mar 2018)

Dominic Raab: Help to Buy: Equity Loan is demand-led; and at the end of September 2017, the total value of equity loans given out through the scheme was £7.39 billion. The Government has committed over £22 billion to the Help to Buy: Equity Loan scheme from its launch in April 2013 to March 2021. This includes the further £10 billion announced in October 2017. Full details by quarter are set out in...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Written Questions (12 Mar 2018)

Dominic Raab: I refer the Hon Member to my answer to Question UIN 128576 on 8 March 2018.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Right to Buy Scheme: Stafford (12 Mar 2018)

Dominic Raab: The Voluntary Right to Buy Midlands pilot will give thousands more housing association tenants the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of home ownership. The Government is currently engaging with the National Housing Federation and housing associations in the Midlands, and more details on the pilot will be announced in due course.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Housing: Construction (9 Mar 2018)

Dominic Raab: Holding answer received on 05 March 2018 I refer the Hon Member to chapters 11 and 13 of the draft National Planning Policy Framework published for consultation on 5 March. https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/national-planning- policy-framework-and-developer-contribution-consultations

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention (9 Mar 2018)

Dominic Raab: The Government has not commissioned any desktop studies. Details of all tests commissioned by the Department as part of the Building Safety Programme are available at www.gov.uk/guidance/building-safety-programme

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention (9 Mar 2018)

Dominic Raab: The BS 8414 test was incorporated into building regulations guidance in 2006, following a comprehensive review of that part of the regulations and a public consultation. The Independent Expert Panel considers that the test is appropriate for assessing the potential for a cladding system to provide a medium for fire spread.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention (9 Mar 2018)

Dominic Raab: My Department has received numerous comments on the safety of cladding and insulation materials and on the British Standard 8414 test. The guidance published by the Department and by the Independent Expert Panel reflects a considered assessment of those comments.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention (9 Mar 2018)

Dominic Raab: Dame Judith Hackitt’s interim report recommended that the Government should restrict the use of desktop studies so that they are only used where appropriate, with sufficient evidence and where those undertaking the assessment are able to demonstrate suitable competence. The Government will be consult on proposals to implement this recommendation shortly.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention (8 Mar 2018)

Dominic Raab: Holding answer received on 23 February 2018 This report was prepared by the Fire Research Station, part of the Building Research Establishment, in 1994. The Department is in contact with the Building Research Establishment to obtain a copy of the report.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Housing Estates: Regeneration (8 Mar 2018)

Dominic Raab: The Government remains committed to estate regeneration and reaffirmed this commitment by announcing an additional £400 million at Autumn Budget. Below is a table that outlines the funding (net budget) allocated to the Estate Regeneration Programme from 2018/19 onwards. This is comprised of the remaining balance of previously allocated funding plus £400 million made available to the...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: First Time Buyers (8 Mar 2018)

Dominic Raab: Surrendered and reallocated funding are as set out in my Department’s 2017/18 supplementary estimates. This compares with underspends including £122 million for “Building prosperous communities, promoting regeneration and tackling deprivation” and £144 million for “Improving the supply and quality of housing” in 2009/10 when the Rt Hon Member had responsibility for housing. There...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention (8 Mar 2018)

Dominic Raab: Holding answer received on 05 March 2018 Materials of limited combustibility are defined, for the purposes of Approved Document B, in Table A7 of Approved Document B. The criteria varies depending on the nature of the material and its use. The approved document is available on the Gov.uk website at www.gov.uk/government/publications/fire-safety-approved-docu ment-b

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Local Government Finance: Fire Prevention (8 Mar 2018)

Dominic Raab: Holding answer received on 05 March 2018 41 local authorities have contacted MHCLG regarding work to ensure fire safety in tower blocks which they own. 13 of these authorities had identified buildings which required essential works and we have asked them to provide more detailed information. So far, four authorities have provided this information and officials are working with them...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Buildings: Fire Prevention (8 Mar 2018)

Dominic Raab: Holding answer received on 05 March 2018 The Interim report of Dame Judith Hackitt’s Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety made the following recommendation; "The government should significantly restrict the use of desktop studies to approve changes to cladding and other systems to ensure that they are only used where appropriate and with sufficient, relevant...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention (8 Mar 2018)

Dominic Raab: Holding answer received on 05 March 2018 Approved Document B uses a series of national and European classifications in describing the reaction of construction products to fire (see table below and explanation in Appendix A of Approved Document B). As the table shows, Class 0 and Class B-s3, d2 materials would not meet the definition of ‘material of limited combustibility’...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: First Time Buyers (8 Mar 2018)

Dominic Raab: The Government is determined to help more young people into home ownership. We have created the website https://www.ownyourhome.gov.uk which has details of various Government supported housing schemes. This is designed to help prospective home owners find a scheme which is most appropriate to their circumstances.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Building Regulations: Disability (8 Mar 2018)

Dominic Raab: The Department does not have records of the total number of civil servants who will have contributed at some point to preparing the response.

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

Dominic Raab: The Build to Rent Fund was closed to new applications in 2016. At the 2017/18 Supplementary Estimate, the following budget profile was agreed in order to provide for loans to be drawn down under existing loan agreements under the Fund: Year 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21 Grand Total Gross budget 150,000 0 0 150,000 Prospective developers of housing built for rent may also apply to my...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Affordable Housing: Finance (8 Mar 2018)

Dominic Raab: The Government remains committed to building more affordable housing. Last October we announced an additional £2 billion funding for affordable housing, increasing the Affordable Homes Programme budget to over £9 billion between 2016-17 and 2020-21.


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