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Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Sleeping Rough: Coronavirus (2 Nov 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: During the pandemic, we have worked closely with local authorities and the sector to offer vulnerable people safe accommodation and support. That work is ongoing and in September, we had successfully supported over 29,000 people, with 10,000 in emergency accommodation and nearly 19,000 provided with settled accommodation or move on support. On 13 October, we announced additional winter...

Mobile Homes Act 1983 (Amendment) Bill (23 Oct 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: I thank the hon. Member for Bradford West (Naz Shah) for her comments and congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Christchurch (Sir Christopher Chope) on securing this debate. I also thank him for his tireless work as chair of the all-party parliamentary group on park homes. He should not have admitted to being the chair for so long, but all Members of the House recognise his work in...

Mobile Homes Act 1983 (Amendment) Bill (23 Oct 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: I am willing to work with my hon. Friend and my officials over the coming weeks, so that we can bring something forward and support something, so that is entirely correct. But as I have said, there are certain parts of the Bill that at this point I am unable to support Bill. However, I hope he will take my assurances from the Dispatch Box as a commitment to do that because when I say things I...

Mobile Homes Act 1983 (Amendment) Bill (23 Oct 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: I thank my hon. Friend for his intervention. It is true that many owners and users of park home sites will be elderly and vulnerable. I have many in my constituency, so I am well aware of some of the challenges for the individuals living there. However, I will caveat that by saying that, although we are talking about malpractice today, a large proportion of park home operators operate their...

Mobile Homes Act 1983 (Amendment) Bill (23 Oct 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: I thank my hon. Friend for that intervention because that is exactly right: we do want transparency and we do want to work with the sector to remove those rogue traders from the environment in which we operate. One reason why the pitch fee part of the Bill needs further work is that there was no consensus on a proposal. We want to work with the sector. One of the most important points is...

Mobile Homes Act 1983 (Amendment) Bill (23 Oct 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: My hon. Friend raises an important point. He is right to say that we are living in unprecedented times with this coronavirus pandemic and many businesses are struggling. As a Government, we are working hard to support them. We want to carry out those impact assessments. On the pitch fees, that is why I said we need to consult the industry further to come up with a proposal that has consensus....

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Night Shelters: Coronavirus (22 Oct 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: On 13 October, the Government announced additional support for rough sleepers this winter, giving local areas the tools they need to protect people from cold weather and the risks posed by COVID-19. Building on the £6.4 billion already given to councils to help them manage the impacts of COVID-19, this announcement includes a new £10 million Cold Weather Fund for local areas to bring...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Sleeping Rough: Coronavirus (22 Oct 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: On 17 September MHCLG announced that £91.5 million had been allocated to 274 councils in England for the short-term funding aspect of the Next Steps Accommodation Programme, to help vulnerable people housed during the pandemic, and throughout the winter period. On 13 October, we announced a further £10 million Cold Weather Fund for local areas to bring forward self-contained and COVID...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Sleeping Rough (22 Oct 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: On 13 October, the Government announced additional support for rough sleepers this winter, giving local areas the tools they need to protect people from cold weather and the risks posed by COVID-19. This builds on the existing package of support and funding and includes: a new £10 million Cold Weather Fund for local areas to bring forward self-contained and COVID-secure accommodation; and, a...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Homelessness (22 Oct 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: The most recent national rough sleeping data is the 2019 annual statistics, which can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/rough-sleeping-sn apshot-in-england-autumn-2019/rough-sleeping-snapshot-in-eng land-autumn-2019. The most recent homelessness statistics cover the period from January to March 2020 and can be found at:...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Homelessness: Veterans (22 Oct 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 to successfully adjust back into civilian life. 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...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Commonhold and Leasehold: Reform (21 Oct 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: The Government is taking forward a comprehensive programme of reform to end unfair practices in the leasehold market. We are working with the Law Commission to make buying a freehold or extending a lease easier, quicker and cheaper – and to reinvigorate Commonhold to provide consumers with a choice of tenure and the Right to Manage to help empower those that wish to, to take on management...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Domestic Abuse: Coronavirus (20 Oct 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: The MHCLG £10 million Domestic Abuse Emergency Support Fund aimed to ensure safe accommodation charities, including refuges, could continue to provide support to victims and their children during the pandemic. Charities could apply for funds to create additional temporary provision to meet short-term increases in demand as a result of the pandemic. Charities can now request to extend the...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Domestic Abuse: Coronavirus (20 Oct 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: The MHCLG £10 million Domestic Abuse Emergency Support Fund aimed to ensure safe accommodation charities, including refuges, could continue to provide support to victims and their children during the pandemic. Charities could apply for funds to create additional emergency provision to meet short-term increases in demand as a result of the pandemic. We have extended the period for which...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Domestic Abuse: Coronavirus (20 Oct 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: The MHCLG £10 million Domestic Abuse Emergency Support Fund aimed to ensure safe accommodation charities, including refuges, could continue to provide support to victims and their children during the pandemic. Charities could apply for funds to create additional temporary provision to meet short-term increases in demand as a result of the pandemic. We have extended the period for which...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Respite Care: Finance (20 Oct 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: We recognise the pressures that the pandemic has placed on local authority finances, and are monitoring this closely through monthly financial returns. We are providing local authorities with an unprecedented package of support, including £3.7 billion of unringfenced grants. Local councils can use this funding to respond to pressures in their local area, including for respite services for...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Temporary Accommodation (19 Oct 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: Government has taken significant steps, backed by substantial funding to bring forward support and accommodation for rough sleepers. During the pandemic, we have worked closely with local authorities and the sector to offer vulnerable people safe accommodation and support. That work is ongoing and in September we had successfully supported over 29,000 people, with over 10,000 in emergency...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Commonhold and Leasehold: Reform (19 Oct 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: The Government is committed to promoting fairness and transparency for homeowners and ensuring that consumers are protected from abuse and poor service. We are taking forward a comprehensive programme of reform to end unfair practices in the leasehold market. In January this year the Law Commission published the first of four reports, on the valuation aspects of enfranchisement, and on 21...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Homelessness: Coronavirus (16 Oct 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: We do not currently hold statutory homelessness statistics for the exact period stated. Data for July to September 2020 is expected to be published at the beginning of next year.

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

Kelly Tolhurst: During the 12 month period ending 30 September 2020 the largest salary increase for any member of staff, whilst working in the same role, within the Department was 21.4 per cent on the previous salary. This equated to £5990 in cash terms.


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