Results 141–160 of 2212 for in the 'Written Answers' speaker:Margaret Beckett

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Tenant Services Authority: Public Relations (14 May 2009)

Margaret Beckett: The TSA have commissioned the following to date: Public Affairs consultancy—APCO: £1,200 Public Relations—Engage: £33,000.

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Housing: Low Incomes (13 May 2009)

Margaret Beckett: The national average total cost of providing homes for social rent and intermediate affordable housing through the Homes and Communities Affordable Housing Programme is as follows: £ Allocation year Intermediate Rent 1998-99 73,111 65,571 1999-2000 81,394 72,262 2000-01 99,898 84,917 2001-02 103,004 97,359 2002-03 110,553 108,348 2003-04 122,566...

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Infrastructure Planning Commission (13 May 2009)

Margaret Beckett: The notice to be given by the CEO, commissioners and board members will be agreed in the normal way when the terms of their specific contracts are agreed following a successful interview process. The notice period applying to other staff will be determined by IPC in the light of its business needs.

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Mortgages: Government Assistance (13 May 2009)

Margaret Beckett: The Mortgage Rescue Scheme was launched nationally on 1 January 2009. In the Budget 2009 it was announced that the scheme would be expanded to include some households in negative equity from 1 May. Following the Budget, an additional £80 million has been made available for the scheme, funded from the Department's end-year flexibility. The main costs of including households in negative...

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Derelict Land: Gardens (8 May 2009)

Margaret Beckett: A copy of the letter was placed in the Library (reference DEP2009-1135) on 17 April 2009.

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Derelict Land: Gardens (8 May 2009)

Margaret Beckett: Our aim is to conclude the second stage of the review by the summer.

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Derelict Land: Gardens (8 May 2009)

Margaret Beckett: We will publish further details of the second stage of the review when the results of the first stage are clear.

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Eco-Towns: Publicity (8 May 2009)

Margaret Beckett: The Department has retained no public affairs companies and consultants in relation to the promotion of eco-towns. In order to promote the public consultation on eco-towns, the Department contracted the Central Office of Information to provide a range of marketing and public relations services, elements of which they allocated to agencies on their frameworks. The Department also contracted...

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Energy Performance Certificates (8 May 2009)

Margaret Beckett: No such assessment has been made. We are working with the Energy Savings Trust, who operate the Act on CO2 advice line, to identify homes with poor energy efficiency ratings and to better target their advice.

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Home Information Packs (8 May 2009)

Margaret Beckett: In the financial year (2008-09) the Department conducted a campaign to meet its duty to inform industry and consumers of changes to HEPs as of 6 April 2009 and also to promote wider Government information for those buying or selling homes. The Department contracted the following activity through the Central Office of Information who engaged appropriate suppliers through their framework. ...

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Homes and Communities Agency: Finance (8 May 2009)

Margaret Beckett: The predecessor bodies for the Homes and Communities Agency were English Partnerships, the investment arm of the Housing Corporation, and the Academy for Sustainable Communities. A range of departmental programmes also transferred to the Agency from Communities and Local Government. For the years 2004-05 to 2007-08 inclusive, figures for (i) asset sales receipts, (ii) grant in aid received,...

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Homes and Communities Agency: Finance (8 May 2009)

Margaret Beckett: The predecessor bodies of the Homes and Communities Agency were English Partnerships, the investment arm of the Housing Corporation, and the Academy for Sustainable Communities. A range of departmental programmes also transferred to the Agency from Communities and Local Government. The following table shows the number of development asset sales by the Homes and Communities Agency and its...

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Homes and Communities Agency: Finance (8 May 2009)

Margaret Beckett: The predecessor bodies for the Homes and Communities Agency were English Partnerships, the investment arm of the Housing Corporation, and the Academy for Sustainable Communities. A range of departmental programmes also transferred to the agency from Communities and Local Government. The HCA and its predecessor bodies did not incur any losses through the overpayment of grant over the last five...

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Homes and Communities Agency: Finance (8 May 2009)

Margaret Beckett: The predecessor bodies for the Homes and Communities Agency were English Partnerships, the investment arm of the Housing Corporation, and the Academy for Sustainable Communities. A range of departmental programmes also transferred to the agency from Communities and Local Government. The agreed administration budget for the Homes and Communities Agency, English Partnerships and the Academy for...

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Homes and Communities Agency: Finance (8 May 2009)

Margaret Beckett: The predecessor bodies for the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) were English Partnerships, the investment arm of the Housing Corporation, and the Academy for Sustainable Communities. A range of departmental programmes also transferred to the agency from Communities and Local Government. A table showing information technology (IT) projects expenditure in each of the last five years for the...

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Homes and Communities Agency: Finance (8 May 2009)

Margaret Beckett: The predecessor bodies for the Homes and Communities Agency were English Partnerships, the investment arm of the Housing Corporation, and the Academy for Sustainable Communities. A range of departmental programmes also transferred to the agency from Communities and Local Government. No ex-gratia payments have been made to the HCA and its predecessor bodies in the last five years.

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Homes and Communities Agency: Finance (8 May 2009)

Margaret Beckett: The Homes and Communities Agency does not hold information in these distinct categories, nor did its predecessor bodies. The information requested could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Housing: Low Incomes (8 May 2009)

Margaret Beckett: I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave to the hon. Member for Welwyn Hatfield (Grant Shapps) on 24 March 2009, Official Report, column 218W. The following table shows provisional figures for Social HomeBuy completions through the Homes and Communities Agency's Affordable Housing Programme by region for 2008-09. 2008-09 North East 7 North West 23 Yorkshire &...

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Housing: Low Incomes (8 May 2009)

Margaret Beckett: I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave today to the hon. Member for Meriden to question 269883. No estimate has been made for number of sales in 2009-10 as Social HomeBuy is a voluntary and demand led programme. Sales depend on the number of landlords who choose to offer their tenants the opportunity of home ownership through the scheme and take up by tenants. Social HomeBuy is one of a...

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Housing: Low Incomes (8 May 2009)

Margaret Beckett: The following table shows the average initial equity purchased by households participating in the Government's low cost home ownership programme by scheme. £ Social HomeBuy 138,888 Open Market HomeBuy 125,592 MyChoice HomeBuy 108,410 Own Home 112,025 First Time Buyers' initiative 101,114 There have been no sales yet under the Rent to HomeBuy scheme which enables...


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