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Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Refuges: Closures (5 Oct 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: Government does not hold this data centrally. Local authorities make local commissioning decisions based on their specific local needs. Government recognises the support that refuges provide for victims of domestic abuse and their children. During 2020/21 we have funded 166 organisations, providing almost 1900 bed spaces for victims and their children, through our £10 million domestic abuse...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Homelessness (5 Oct 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: Decisions on Government spending beyond 2020-21 will be taken as part of the upcoming Comprehensive Spending Review.

Written Ministerial Statements — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Domestic Abuse Announcement (5 Oct 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: Through the Domestic Abuse Bill, this Government is placing a new Statutory Duty on Tier One local authorities to provide support to victims of domestic abuse in safe accommodation in England. Subject to the bill receiving Royal Assent, this new duty will commence in April 2021. To help local authorities plan and prepare for the implementation of the new duty, I am pleased to announce today a...

Housing, Communities and Local Government: Rough Sleepers: Covid-19 (5 Oct 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: Since the beginning of the covid-19 pandemic, nearly 15,000 vulnerable people have been housed in emergency accommodation thanks to the hard work of local councils and charities, saving hundreds of lives. We are now moving on to the next steps through our Next Steps Accommodation programme. We have recently announced over £90 million for local authorities in England to prevent those we have...

Housing, Communities and Local Government: Rough Sleepers: Covid-19 (5 Oct 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: I thank my hon. Friend for highlighting the tremendous work of those in her constituency. I join with her in paying tribute to those, not only in her constituency but across the country, who worked so hard with the Government to end rough sleeping and on the delivery of the significant programme of accommodating nearly 15,000 people during covid-19. We are committed to protecting victims of...

Housing, Communities and Local Government: Rough Sleepers: Covid-19 (5 Oct 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: The hon. Gentleman knows that this Government are committed to working hard to end rough sleeping by the end of the Parliament. That is clear in the investment the Government have made, particularly during the pandemic and, as I have just outlined in my previous response, with the Next Steps Accommodation Programme. We are committed to making sure that during the pandemic all individuals who...

Housing, Communities and Local Government: Regeneration: Town Centres (5 Oct 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: We are committed to supporting regeneration in town centres through the £3.6 billion towns fund, which includes the £1 billion future high streets fund. Last week, we made an announcement on £80 million from the towns fund, which will go to more than 100 towns in England, to kick-start regeneration projects. We are also providing support to local leaders through the High Streets Task Force...

Housing, Communities and Local Government: Regeneration: Town Centres (5 Oct 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: I thank my hon. Friend for highlighting the beauty of her town of Liskeard, and she knows that I, too, am a fan of her part of the country. The Government are totally committed to helping our high streets and town centres to adapt to changing consumer behaviour during this challenging period. To achieve that, the Government are supporting places across the country with the High Streets Task...

Housing, Communities and Local Government: Regeneration: Town Centres (5 Oct 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: My hon. Friend is right. We agree that turning disused commercial and retail units into new homes can provide more housing, and create more vibrant town and city centres. A number of national permitted development rights allow for shops, offices and high streets to change to residential use, which will have the impact of creating environments where people want to live, work—[Interruption.]...

Housing, Communities and Local Government: Regeneration: Town Centres (5 Oct 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: The hon. Gentleman knows that I have had a lot of respect for him in his previous work in this House, but I am disappointed with his position there. As an elected Member of Parliament, I am totally committed, like this Government, to driving up regeneration across the country, in no matter what part of the United Kingdom. Suggesting that there was anything underhand in relation to that towns...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Homelessness: LGBT People (1 Oct 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: We recognise that LGBT homelessness is an important issue, and that LGBT people who find themselves homeless may have a different experience of homelessness due to their protected characteristics. To help us better understand LGBT homelessness and the experience of LGBT people who find themselves homeless, as well as to ensure any interventions are tailored and effective, we are conducting...

Non-Domestic Rating (Lists) (No. 2) Bill (30 Sep 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: I thank all hon. Members for their contributions to this debate, but also for the ideas and the clear passion that Members across the House have on this issue. I want to pick up on just a few points, because I know time is short. While I have great respect for the hon. Member for Blackburn (Kate Hollern) from our previous dealings, this country has been facing one of the most significant...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Rough Sleeping Advisory Panel (30 Sep 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: The Rough Sleeping Advisory Panel last met in June. Owing to the General Election and COVID-19 related pressures, this was the only panel held in the last 12 months. Ministers and officials have had numerous meetings with panel members over the last 12 months. We are committed to continuing regular conversations and following through on actions taken. We are scheduling another meeting of the...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Homelessness: Coronavirus (29 Sep 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: The Government provided £4.3 billion to help councils to manage the impacts of COVID-19 which includes their work to support homeless people, £3.7 billion of which is unringfenced, and £600 million to support social care. The Government provided a further £3.2 million in emergency funding for local authorities to support vulnerable rough sleepers. On 18 July, the Government launched the...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Apprentices (25 Sep 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: As of 31 March 2020, the Civil Service has achieved a total of 2.1 per cent of its total workforce as apprentices against the legislative target for the public sector of 2.3 per cent by March 2021. On 21 September 2020, the equivalent figure for the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) was 1.7 per cent. Given this target is a percentage of the total workforce the...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Sleeping Rough: Coronavirus (25 Sep 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: Nearly 15,000 vulnerable people have been housed in emergency accommodation since the start of the COVID-19 lockdown period. This includes people coming in directly from the streets, people previously housed in shared night shelters and people who have become vulnerable to rough sleeping during the pandemic. The Next Steps Accommodation Programme makes available the financial resources needed...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Sleeping Rough (25 Sep 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic almost 15,000 vulnerable people have been housed in emergency accommodation. We are taking steps to protect vulnerable rough sleepers from COVID-19 and we are continuing to work hard to move vulnerable people away from the streets and into long-term, sustainable accommodation. The Next Steps Accommodation Programme makes available the financial...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Sleeping Rough (25 Sep 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: On 3 June the Government published the management information that supports the announcements that nearly 15,000 vulnerable people have?been accommodated by local authorities in response to COVID-19 via the Everyone In scheme. The separate annual rough sleeping snapshot provides a way of estimating the number of people sleeping rough on a single night in Autumn. In 2019 this provided an...

Written Ministerial Statements — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Homelessness Update (25 Sep 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: The Homelessness Reduction Act 2017, which came into force in April 2018, is the most ambitious reform to homelessness legislation in decades and our manifesto committed to enforce the Act in full. It is a key lever for reducing homelessness as we seek to end rough sleeping within the lifetime of this Parliament. The Act placed new duties on local housing authorities to take reasonable steps...

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

Kelly Tolhurst: MHCLG announced £6 million of emergency funding to provide relief for frontline homelessness charitable organisations who are directly affected by the Covid-19 outbreak. This is part of a £750 million package of government support for UK charities who may have been impacted by the pandemic. This Covid-19 Homelessness Response Fund was delivered by Homeless Link and applications closed on...


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