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Planning: Local Communities (23 May 2018)

Scott Mann: Does my right hon. Friend agree that sometimes large local authorities do not help themselves by allocating very large sites, and would she commend Cornwall Council, which is looking at reducing the size of developments to support smaller supply chains?

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Topical Questions (21 May 2018)

Scott Mann: A small number of my constituents do not have the digital skills or the equipment to be able to process their universal credit online. What is the Department doing to help them?

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (21 May 2018)

Scott Mann: What steps he is taking to ensure that universal credit supports people to increase their earnings and progress in their jobs.

Oral Answers to Questions — Cabinet Office: Topical Questions (16 May 2018)

Scott Mann: Many of my constituents have written to me about rolling out voter ID across the country. What assessment has the Minister made of the recent trials?

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (15 May 2018)

Scott Mann: To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will introduce new protections for Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the revised National Planning Policy Framework.

Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill: Parental bereavement leave and pay (11 May 2018)

Scott Mann: It is not often that we get to our feet in this place to ask the question: why was this not done before? It is abundantly clear to me that we are doing the right thing today. It is a pleasure to follow the shadow Minister, and I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Thirsk and Malton (Kevin Hollinrake) on introducing this important Bill and getting it to this stage. I also congratulate...

Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill: Parental bereavement leave and pay (11 May 2018)

Scott Mann: My hon. Friend is exactly right: we are dealing with only a small proportion of employers. Many great employers throughout the country would make such provision for their staff. ACAS has advised that employers should have a duty of care, taking account of instances of bereavement, but it is right that we back that up with statute and give everyone a legal right to bereavement leave. That is...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Fishing Catches: EU Action (4 May 2018)

Scott Mann: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the effects on fishermen of the EU discard ban coming into full force in 2019.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Fishing Catches: EU Action (4 May 2018)

Scott Mann: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of withdrawing from the EU discard ban before it comes into full force in 2019.

Public Bill Committee: Rating (Property in Common Occupation) and Council Tax (Empty Dwellings) Bill: Higher amount for long-term empty dwellings (1 May 2018)

Scott Mann: I have spoken to the Minister about this several times, and I know he understands the challenges we face in Cornwall with second home ownership and vacant properties. How will the Bill differentiate a second home and a vacant home?

School Funding: Social Care (25 Apr 2018)

Scott Mann: The hon. Gentleman is making a valid point about the funding of care, but I should be interested to know whether he considers the use of technology, which I mentioned and which was mentioned by a couple of my colleagues, is an option that might enable us to do things slightly better.

School Funding: Social Care (25 Apr 2018)

Scott Mann: It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Redcar (Anna Turley) and to take part in this very important debate. For me, this is the biggest service delivery challenge that we face as a nation. The UK has an ageing population and a finite amount of money, regardless of what Members on some Benches in this place say. We have to focus on delivering outcomes for people. Sometimes that gets...

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Prison Capacity: South-west (24 Apr 2018)

Scott Mann: What assessment he has made of the adequacy of prison capacity in the south-west.

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Prison Capacity: South-west (24 Apr 2018)

Scott Mann: The Minister will know that Dartmoor Prison is earmarked for closure, after notice was served on its lease back in 2013. The prison is an asset to the south-west and employs a number of my constituents. My hon. and learned Friend the Member for Torridge and West Devon (Mr Cox) is also keen and eager for the prison to remain open. Will the Minister review the decision and look at what more...

Windrush: Rating (Property in Common Occupation) and Council Tax (Empty Dwellings) Bill (23 Apr 2018)

Scott Mann: My hon. Friend is aware of the challenges that we face in rural areas, especially in Cornwall, where we welcome the vacant homes premium, but how will local authorities be able to differentiate holiday homes and vacant properties? Some holiday lets are not let for a long period of the year.

Windrush: Rating (Property in Common Occupation) and Council Tax (Empty Dwellings) Bill (23 Apr 2018)

Scott Mann: I appreciate that my hon. Friend represents a rural constituency similar to mine that is made up of small businesses, which are the lifeblood of our rural constituencies. She is laying out a futuristic vision of businesses cobbling together under the same roof. If this part of the Bill were not implemented, all those businesses would be charged retrospectively under a different format. The...

Windrush: Rating (Property in Common Occupation) and Council Tax (Empty Dwellings) Bill (23 Apr 2018)

Scott Mann: I am interested in the point that my hon. Friend the Member for Havant (Alan Mak) made about local authorities ring-fencing some of the money for better use. We have a big problem in the south-west with affordability. Does my hon. Friend the Member for Chippenham (Michelle Donelan) agree that local authorities could consider ring-fencing some of this money so that we can deliver affordable...

Windrush: Rating (Property in Common Occupation) and Council Tax (Empty Dwellings) Bill (23 Apr 2018)

Scott Mann: I am aware that the issues in Walsall North might not be the same as those in Cornwall, but I do appreciate and share the view that we have a mutual interest in making sure that these vacant properties are brought back into use. Does my hon. Friend think that his local authority, like mine, will appreciate these changes?

Windrush: Rating (Property in Common Occupation) and Council Tax (Empty Dwellings) Bill (23 Apr 2018)

Scott Mann: My hon. Friend talks about the individual. The property of an individual who fell on hard times might become run-down because they had run out of money. Does he think that at a later stage the Government might consider investing money to bring back into use vacant properties that have fallen into disrepair?

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (18 Apr 2018)

Scott Mann: May I add my support to the Prime Minister for the action that she took at the weekend regarding the use of chemical weapons in Syria? In Cornwall there is huge disparity between average house prices and average wages. Many working families earning between £15,000 and £20,000 a year would need to earn 10 times their income to buy an open-market house, and the average salary in Cornwall is...


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