Results 101–120 of 5000 for speaker:Kelly Tolhurst OR speaker:Kelly Tolhurst

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Sleeping Rough: Coronavirus (23 Nov 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: I refer the Hon. Member to my previous answer to PQ 114247 on 16 November.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Homelessness: Young People (18 Nov 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: This year alone, the Government is spending over £700 million in total to tackle homelessness and rough sleeping. The Protect Programme builds on other recently announced measures to keep rough sleepers safe this winter. We allocated £91.5 million to 274 councils in September to fund their individual rough sleeping plans and £150 million to local partners to deliver longer-term move-on...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Homelessness: Coronavirus (18 Nov 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: The Everyone In campaign is ongoing. Throughout the pandemic, we have worked closely with local authorities and the sector to offer vulnerable people safe accommodation and support and by September we had successfully supported over 29,000 people, with 10,000 still in emergency accommodation and over 19,000 provided with settled accommodation or move on support. Announced on 5 November, the...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Religious Buildings: Coronavirus (18 Nov 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: The Places of Worship Taskforce met on 2 November following the Prime Minister’s announcement on the new national restrictions that came into effect on 5 November. This gave us the opportunity to share information with our faith groups, as well as hearing their concerns. The Government has worked closely with the Taskforce and representatives from our major faiths throughout the pandemic.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Housing: Older People (16 Nov 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: In 2017, the Law Commission published a report of their review of event fees on behalf of this Department. The Law Commission made a number of recommendations in its report, which can be downloaded at http://www.lawcom.gov.uk/project/event-fees-in-retirement-pr operties. The Government responded to the Law Commission, thanking them for the report and agreeing to implement the majority of the...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Business Improvement Districts: Coronavirus (16 Nov 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: Business Improvement Districts (BIDs)?are a proven and effective vehicle for?leveraging private investment and have a significant role to play in high street regeneration. Their role will be even more important in the recovery phase from the current crisis. BID organisations are advised to work closely with their members, sector bodies and local authorities in coming to sensible arrangements...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Housing: Students (16 Nov 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: The Government is committed to ensuring that every student has a safe, decent and secure place to live. The Government supports the student accommodation Codes of Practice run by Universities UK/Guild HE and Accreditation Network UK/Unipol. There are currently no plans to review the mechanism by which the Codes are administered. The Codes of Practice set the standards for the safety of halls...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Housing: Older People (16 Nov 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: This information is not held by my Department.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Sleeping Rough: Coronavirus (16 Nov 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: On 5 November the Protect Programme was announced. The fund will provide a further £15 million to support the ongoing efforts to provide accommodation for rough sleepers during the pandemic. This programme will help areas that need additional support most throughout winter. Local authorities who will be receiving Protect Programme funding have been informed. All local authorities are...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Question (16 Nov 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: A strong society needs strong families. The Troubled Families Programme has been successful in improving outcomes for vulnerable families and driving progress towards intensive, integrated support services. That is why this government made a commitment in the Manifesto to continuing and improving the Troubled Families Programme. We are currently considering options for the design of a future...

Housing, Communities and Local Government: Domestic Abuse (16 Nov 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: My Department has engaged extensively across government in taking forward the new duty on local authorities to provide support in safe accommodation, as set out in the Domestic Abuse Bill. As a new burden, it will be appropriately funded—the amount is a matter for the spending review—to ensure that local authorities are ready to provide the right support to victims. Last month, I...

Housing, Communities and Local Government: Domestic Abuse (16 Nov 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: I thank the hon. Lady for her point. She is right that any victim of domestic abuse needs that support in place, and the new duty in part 4 of the Bill will ensure that support is available to victims in a wide range of accommodation services and not just refuges. We recognise that more needs to be done to ensure adequate provision in the community is available, and that is why the Domestic...

Housing, Communities and Local Government: Domestic Abuse (16 Nov 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: The hon. Lady raises an important point. A home should be a place of safety, and for those in abusive relationships, the situation she outlines is not acceptable. Domestic abuse is a heinous crime, and we are committed as a Government to ensuring that survivors get the support they need. I am monitoring the situation as we move through covid in regard to the demand for places, and that is...

Housing, Communities and Local Government: Places of Worship: Covid-19 (16 Nov 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: We are grateful to our faith communities for their efforts in ensuring that their places of worship are as covid-secure as possible. However, the view of the scientific community, including the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies, is that there is a greater risk of the virus spreading indoors and where people gather. Regrettably, this means that places of worship are currently closed...

Housing, Communities and Local Government: Places of Worship: Covid-19 (16 Nov 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: I do not underestimate the concern that this has caused for our religious communities, but the evidence from the scientific community, including SAGE, shows that the virus spreads quicker indoors and where people gather and interact. We are incredibly grateful to those who have taken part in the places of worship taskforce for their support and advice. We continue to call on their expertise...

Housing, Communities and Local Government: Places of Worship: Covid-19 (16 Nov 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: I have to disagree strongly with the hon. Lady’s assertion that the taskforce has not been consulted. It has been led by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State and the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster. We have listened to the views of the community leaders and individuals around the table, and evidence has been shared. I can agree to her call for a weekly meeting, because the...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Artificial Intelligence (13 Nov 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: I refer the Hon Member to the answer given to PQ83796 on 10 September 2020.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Sleeping Rough: Crawley (13 Nov 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: On 18 July, we launched the Next Steps Accommodation Programme (NSAP). This makes available the financial resources needed to support local authorities and their partners to help prevent those accommodated during the pandemic from returning to the streets. On 17 September we announced NSAP allocations to local authorities to pay for immediate support. Crawley has been allocated £296,500 for...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Sleeping Rough: Coronavirus (12 Nov 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: The ‘Protect Programme’, the next step in the ongoing targeted support to protect some of the most vulnerable people in our communities from COVID-19, was announced by the Prime Minister on Thursday 5 November. A further £15 million will be provided to support the ongoing efforts to provide accommodation for rough sleepers during the pandemic, and is on top of the previously announced...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Homelessness: Mental Health (12 Nov 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: We know that the causes of homelessness are multiple and complex and that this is not solely a housing issue. Many individuals experiencing homelessness have co-occurring mental health and substance misuse support needs. During the pandemic, we have worked closely with local authorities, local health partnerships and the homelessness sector to offer vulnerable people safe accommodation and...


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