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Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Housing First (17 Dec 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: Housing First?has?an?impressive international record in helping people with complex needs to recover and stay off the streets for good, which is why we awarded £28?million?to pilot Housing First at scale in three?urban?areas?with contrasting challenges?(the West Midlands, Greater Manchester and?Liverpool?City Region). Alongside this, we?commissioned a consortium, led by ICF, to conduct a...

Winter Homelessness Support (16 Dec 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mrs Miller. I, too, congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Cities of London and Westminster (Nickie Aiken) on securing this debate. I pay tribute to her work and passion in this area, which I have felt strongly in the couple of months that I have been in post. I also pay tribute to my neighbour, my hon. Friend the Member for Gravesham...

Winter Homelessness Support (16 Dec 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: Sorry, but I want to make some progress and tackle some of the points made by the hon. Member for Bristol West. In October, we announced allocations to local partners for move-on accommodation—3,300 new long-term homes—building on the assets of local councils to deliver accommodation into the future. That is part of a broader package to deliver 6,000 homes. As has rightly been mentioned...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Homelessness: Coronavirus (15 Dec 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: We recognise that many people sleeping rough have health and care support needs that make them clinically vulnerable or clinically extremely vulnerable. That is why the Government is working with councils to prioritise support for clinically vulnerable people sleeping rough as part of the £15 million Protect Programme. Areas with high numbers of rough sleepers will receive extra targeted...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Homelessness (15 Dec 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: We have taken unprecedented action this year to protect vulnerable people. The ongoing 'Everyone In' campaign has helped to protect thousands of lives during the pandemic - by September it had supported over 29,000 vulnerable people, with over 10,000 in emergency accommodation and nearly 19,000 provided with settled accommodation or move on support. We recognise the challenges that cold...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Sleeping Rough: Temporary Accommodation (15 Dec 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: In our Rough Sleeping Strategy, MHCLG committed to piloting at least 15 Somewhere Safe to Stay (SStS) hubs. We announced the first 11 of these hubs on 18 December 2018 located in: Brighton & Hove; Bristol; Cheshire; Derby; Gloucestershire; Lincoln; Liverpool; Medway; Nottingham; Preston; and West London On 3 May 2020, we announced funding for a further 20 SStS hubs across the country,...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Electric Vehicles (14 Dec 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: As a core department, MHCLG uses vehicles from the Government Car Service. I refer the Hon. Member to the answer to Question UIN 112105 answered on 10 November. The department’s executive non-departmental public body, Homes England, uses a domestic car fleet of 192 vehicles. The Agency is already electrifying its fleet with approximately 60 percent now either fully electric or plug-in hybrid.

Written Ministerial Statements — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Update (14 Dec 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: At Spring Budget 2020, the Chancellor announced funding for substance misuse treatment and recovery services for vulnerable people sleeping rough in England. Today, I am announcing the allocations of this year’s funding, totalling £23 million across 43 priority areas in England with the highest level of need, in addition to 3 pan-London projects. I am also announcing that this funding will...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Domestic Abuse: Tower Hamlets (11 Dec 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: Following the outcome of the Spending Review announced on 25 November, £125 million new burdens funding will be allocated for the new duty to provide support for victims of domestic abuse and their children within safe accommodation. My Department will publish further details on when funding will be released to local authorities in due course.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Veterans: Sleeping Rough (11 Dec 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: MHCLG does not collect data on how many veterans of European armed forces are sleeping rough. We recognise that our veterans have played a vital role in keeping our country safe and we owe them a duty to ensure they are provided with all the support they need. The annual Statutory Homeless Release for April 2019 to March 2020 showed that, of the total number of households assessed as owed a...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Members: Correspondence (11 Dec 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: The response was sent on Tuesday 8 December.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Sleeping Rough: Veterans (11 Dec 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: Our veterans have played a vital role in keeping our country safe and we owe them a duty to ensure they are provided with all the support they need. The annual Statutory Homeless Release for April 2019 to March 2020 showed that, of the total number of households assessed as owed a homelessness duty, 0.7 per cent had a support need relating to having served in Her Majesty’s armed forces. ...

The Future of the High Street (10 Dec 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: It has been an absolute pleasure to listen to the passion that Members from across the House displayed when talking about the needs of their high streets and their hopes for them to flourish at a local level. Our high streets have a solid future, which will be born from the ambition and innovation that is taken forward by the diversity and strength of our local retailers, local businesses,...

The Future of the High Street (10 Dec 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: I beg to move, That this House has considered the future of the high street. There is no shying away from the fact that this pandemic has clearly had a devastating impact on the great British high street and on the businesses that occupy it. I have great sympathy with anyone whose business or job has been endangered by this pandemic, and I want to reassure the House that this Government are...

The Future of the High Street (10 Dec 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: I know that a lot of people are keen to speak, so I should perhaps continue a bit further. We value the support of trade bodies and representative organisations that are working with their members and the Government to plan for recovery. It is clear that covid-19 has dealt a major blow to the high street, as evidenced all too clearly by the well-known retail chains—including Debenhams and...

The Future of the High Street (10 Dec 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: I agree with my hon. Friend that local high streets are a valuable asset in our local communities and it is absolutely right that local businesses and stakeholders should be consulted and that we should get their buy-in. Any high street development should always be supported by local businesses and stakeholders. We have acted quickly and our package of economic support is one of the most...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Shukri Abdi (10 Dec 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: I am not aware of any actions taken by public bodies under the remit of my Department which would warrant an investigation in relation to the tragic death Shukri Abdi. A list of departments, agencies and public bodies, including those which MHCLG is responsible for, can be found at the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations.

Local Government Finance: Croydon (9 Dec 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: I am grateful to my hon. Friend the Member for Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner (David Simmonds) for securing this debate on such an important topic. I am pleased to respond on behalf of the Government. I thank my hon. Friend for highlighting his experience as a serving councillor in London, and agree that the mismanagement by the Labour-run Croydon Council, leading to the section 114 notices,...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Retail Trade: Urban Areas (9 Dec 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: This Government is fully committed to supporting the businesses and communities that make our high streets and town centres successful as the nation responds to the impacts of the Covid-19 outbreak. Now more than ever, it is vital that we continue to help our local economies by supporting town centres and high streets to adapt and evolve. Our High Street Task Force collates and publishes data...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Non-domestic Rates: Coronavirus (9 Dec 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: The Government recognises that this is a very challenging time for everyone, and Covid-19 is having a significant impact on our businesses. That is why we have introduced temporary measures to?further safeguard the high street and millions of jobs. Section 82 of the Coronavirus Act 2020 provides for a moratorium on forfeitures of commercial leases due to the non-payment of rent accrued during...


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