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Homelessness - Question for Short Debate (7 Sep 2016)

Lord Cashman: ...with us on trains, who serve us in the service industries and who often work alongside others; they have no permanent fixed abode. They sofa surf, find cheap hotels and last-minute deals; they are in squats, or staying with friends until their friends tire of them. Others are in temporary accommodation or living in shelters. As the noble Lord, Lord Kennedy, said, that this happens in the...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Squatting (12 Jul 2016)

Dawn Butler: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to extend the provisions preventing squatting in residential buildings to non-residential premises.

Investigatory Powers Bill - Committee (1st Day) (11 Jul 2016)

Lord Paddick: ...cases significantly—without reauthorisation. In some cases, even the person who originally applied for the warrant can alter the warrant themselves. I remember, as a young constable, being a guide for the special patrol group, and we went to execute a drugs warrant in a terraced house in a row of squats. When the only thing of interest we found in the premises that we raided was a...

EU Membership: Economic Benefits (15 Jun 2016)

Stephen Gethins: ...referendum in Scotland. At least he will concede that the Scottish Government provided a 650-page White Paper saying what they would do in the event of an independent Scotland. I have seen squat from the vote leave campaign.

Backbench Business: Clean Water and Sanitation (Africa) — [Andrew Percy in the Chair] (21 Apr 2016)

Pauline Latham: ...specifically for me to go in. I found that rather embarrassing—not for me, but for them to have to do that. They did it, though, and the joke was that they made a wooden box for me to sit on so that I would not have to squat. They thought that as a westerner, I would not have been able to cope with that. It would not have bothered me, but they have to deal with that all the time, and...

Homelessness: Edmonton (14 Apr 2016)

Kate Osamor: ..., and many are long-term tenants. One has lived in their rented home for over 23 years. One woman, a former lawyer, was homeless for over six months. She and her disabled adult daughter resorted to squatting, and to sleeping in churches or on night buses. A mother of a young child, who worked as a teaching assistant, was evicted from temporary accommodation and deemed intentionally...

Women: Representation and Empowerment — Motion to Take Note (7 Mar 2016)

Baroness Healy of Primrose Hill: ...homelessness accommodation. Instead, they may be “sofa surfing”, staying with family or friends, or trapped in abusive relationships because they have nowhere else to go. Others, according to St Mungo’s, will be squatting or living in crack houses, or engaged in prostitution. Better data collection is needed to help plan appropriate gender-sensitive accommodation and...

Housing and Planning Bill - Committee (2nd Day) (1 Mar 2016)

Lord Kennedy of Southwark: My Lords, I am very supportive of the amendment moved by the noble Lord, Lord Greaves. Empty homes represent both waste and a missed opportunity. They also leave the property at risk of squatting and subject to vandalism, and there is the blight that brings to the wider community—to which the noble Lord referred. Empty dwelling management orders are a legal device which enable local...

Equitable Life (11 Feb 2016)

Caroline Nokes: I can reassure Members that I probably will not take up seven minutes. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Harrow East (Bob Blackman) not just on securing this important debate, but on his tireless work on Equitable Life since he entered this place in 2010. This sorry saga has been extremely long running. The hon. Member for Angus (Mike Weir) indicated that he had been speaking...

Housing and Planning Bill: Committee (1st Day) (Continued) (9 Feb 2016)

Baroness Williams of Trafford: I see the point, and as I say, my son is living in such accommodation, but the reason owners do it is to protect against squatting as opposed to provide for permanent accommodation. There is no tenancy agreement in place. However, I will go back and think further about this. It is a slightly anomalous situation in the general housing market, given that many of the properties are not housing....

Public Bill Committee: Enterprise Bill [Lords]: Clause 1 - Small Business Commissioner (9 Feb 2016)

Anna Soubry: ...I had read out the figures that show a huge change; I am happy to read them out again. I am resisting all temptation to say that it is rather strange that the Labour party seems to have done diddly squat during the 13 years when they could have solved all these problems. This Government have made a significant change. For the purposes of Hansard, I repeat that BIS paid 96.8% of those...

Public Bill Committee: Enterprise Bill [Lords]: Small Business Commissioner (9 Feb 2016)

Anna Soubry: ...I had read out the figures that show a huge change; I am happy to read them out again. I am resisting all temptation to say that it is rather strange that the Labour party seems to have done diddly squat during the 13 years when they could have solved all these problems. This Government have made a significant change. For the purposes of Hansard, I repeat that BIS paid 96.8% of those...

[Mark Pritchard in the Chair] — NHS Bursary (11 Jan 2016)

Mark Pritchard: Will Members who want to speak, even if they are on the list, please stand clearly rather than squat, in order that we can work out whether we will have to impose a time limit later? Thank you very much indeed.

Public Bill Committee: Housing and Planning Bill: Examination of Witnesses (10 Nov 2015)

...that question, we have quite a few housing co-operatives within the borough already. They tend to be managing existing stock that they have been bequeathed through CPOs in the past and through the squatting movement in the ‘70s and ‘80s. As far as I am aware, they are not currently seeking to develop. We are focusing on working with housing association partners and our own new...

Public Bill Committee: Housing and Planning Bill: Examination of Witnesses (10 Nov 2015)

...that question, we have quite a few housing co-operatives within the borough already. They tend to be managing existing stock that they have been bequeathed through CPOs in the past and through the squatting movement in the ‘70s and ‘80s. As far as I am aware, they are not currently seeking to develop. We are focusing on working with housing association partners and our own new...

Opposition Day — [9th Allotted Day]: Policing (4 Nov 2015)

Neil Coyle: ...has been raised with me by Tesco managers. Particular businesses have been targeted—for example, pub users have had their mobile phones stolen. We have seen a dramatic increase in commercial squatting across the constituency, which I raised with the Met commissioner. The Albion in Rotherhithe and The Elephant and Castle—unsurprisingly, located in Elephant and Castle—have...

Travellers (Mole Valley) — [Philip Davies in the Chair] (20 Oct 2015)

Paul Beresford: ...development is severely limited as the road goes through, or close to, an area of natural beauty and ancient forests, and is entirely in the green belt. A Traveller from outside Mole Valley inherited the land, squatted on it and, over a short period of time, placed a number of caravans, trucks and cars there. He ran a number of different businesses from the site, as indicated by...

Business of the House (9 Jul 2015)

Paul Beresford: ...have a number of dreadful cases in my patch, including one where so-called Travellers have submitted applications followed by appeals for 10 years or more. They are building on the site as well as squatting on it. It is green belt land; they should not be there.

Hatfield Colliery (2 Jul 2015)

Anna Soubry: ...girl, I was never allowed underground, but at Manton we built a coalface on the top: we could all visit, and see the photographs and understand the experience of men who were stripped to the waist and often worked squatting for long shifts in the most appalling conditions, as these men will have undoubtedly done at some stage in their lives. It is indeed darned hard work and it is a...

Global Challenges — Motion to Take Note (2 Jul 2015)

Lord Ashdown of Norton-sub-Hamdon: ...centre of the opium trade. Nowadays it is connected to crime in our inner cities. He would not have mentioned the mad mullah in the cave, although he had those too. The mad mullah of the time was called the Wali of Swat, about whom Edward Lear wrote a poem in which he asked who or what is the Wali of Swat; is he short, is he fat, is he squat? He would not ask today who or what was Osama...


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