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  • Agriculture: Planning Permission

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many planning applications have been granted on farmland in England classified as (a) grade 1 (excellent), (b) grade 2...

  • Christmas

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether it is her Department's policy to offer staff (a) additional leave entitlement for Christmas shopping and (b) Christmas...

  • Community Relations

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the Answer of 16 December 2008, Official Report, columns 582-83W, on community relations, (1) what steps her...

  • Community Relations

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the Answer of 16 December 2008, Official Report, columns 583-84W, on community relations, how many area-based...

  • Community Relations

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to her Department's report Preventing violent extremism: next steps for communities, how much of the £80...

  • Community Relations: Finance

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) how the 79 priority local authorities provided with £12 million under the Prevent strand of Project Contest in...

  • Community Relations: Islam

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to the Answer of 5 February 2008, Official Report, columns 1425-6W, on community relations: Islam, whether the...

  • Council Housing: Construction

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether local authorities which have transferred their housing stock to a housing association are permitted to build new council...

  • Council Housing: Rents

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what (a) methodology and (b) formula is used to calculate changes in (i) council house rent and (ii) housing subsidy to each...

  • Council Housing: Tenants' Rights

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment she has made of the effect on a local authority tenants' risk of eviction of the practice of including utility...

  • Council Tax

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will make it her policy to implement a council tax freeze in England.

  • Council Tax

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance she has issued to local authorities on the procedure to be followed in setting (a) a budget and (b) a council...

  • Departmental Buildings

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to my hon. Friend the Member for Ilford North (Mr. Scott) of 26 January 2009, Official Report, column...

  • Departmental Data Protection

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what IT security strategy her Department has in place; what steps are being taken to ensure the strategy is being followed; what...

  • Departmental Data Protection

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether her Department uses WPA2 encryption protocol on all its wireless networks.

  • Departmental Data Protection

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what auditing her Department undertakes to ensure that IT security policies are being followed; and on how many occasions (a)...

  • Departmental Data Protection

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) if she will place in the Library a copy of her Department's IT security hierarchy; (2) what scanning for vulnerabilities...

  • Departmental Data Protection

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to my hon. Friend the Member for Bromley and Chislehurst (Robert Neill) of 11 February 2009, Official...

  • Departmental Public Appointments

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what information her Department holds on the number of persons appointed to executive positions in bodies for which her...

  • Departmental Surveys

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much her Department spent on staff surveys in each of the last five years; and which company was contracted to conduct each...

  • Empty Property

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many (a) private and (b) public sector domestic dwellings were empty in the most recent period for which figures are available.

  • Empty Property

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what figures her Department collects on the number of vacant (a) private and (b) public sector homes in each local authority area.

  • Empty Property

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what information the National Register of Social Housing holds on the property characteristics of empty public sector dwellings.

  • Faith Communities Capacity Building Fund

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which organisations have received funding under the Faith Communities Capacity Building Fund to date; and what the (a) purpose...

  • Fire Services: Contracts

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to my hon. Friend the Member for Ruislip-Northwood (Mr. Hurd) of 26 January 2009, Official Report,...

  • Fire Services: Working Hours

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether the provisions of the EU Working Time Directive rules would apply to retained fire-fighters in the event of a fire...

  • Homebuy Scheme

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) which organisations participating in the Government's Homebuy programme offer 100 per cent. mortgages to purchasers; and...

  • Homelessness: Greater London

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the Answer to my hon. Friend the Member for Leeds North-West (Greg Mullholland) of 24 February 2009, Official...

  • Housing North West

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to Lord Greaves of 23 February 2009, Official Report, House of Lords, column 17WA, on Housing North...

  • Housing: Construction

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the proposed targets are for the number of new dwellings to be built in the most recent draft of each regional spatial...

  • Housing: Construction

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what requirements there are on local authorities to complete strategic housing land availability assessments; and what the...

  • Affordable Housing

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much funding her Department has allocated for affordable housing in West Lancashire constituency in the next three years.

  • Land: Databases

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which public bodies will have access to (a) Ordnance Survey, (b) Landmark and (c) Dotted Eyes geographic data under the...

  • Legal Opinion

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to my hon. Friend the Member for Welwyn Hatfield (Grant Shapps) of 29 January 2009, Official Report,...

  • Licensed Premises: Planning Permission

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will place in the Library a copy of the recent Planning Inspectorate ruling in relation to Brighton and Hove Council and...

  • Local Government

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will place in the Library a copy of the presentation and handouts provided for the Strategy Unit seminar of 26 January...

  • Local Government Finance

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when she plans to publish the consultation document on local spending reports under the Sustainable Communities Act 2007.

  • Local Government Finance

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance her Department has issued on the interest rate to be used when local authorities repay overpaid (a) fees, (b)...

  • Local Government Finance

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many local authorities have met the Government's target to pay invoices within 10 days.

  • Local Government: Bank Services

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will seek information from local authorities on advice they received from Butlers in relation to the depositing of funds...

  • Local Government: Bank Services

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to the Answer to my hon. Friend the Member for Brentwood (Mr. Pickles) and Ongar of 17 October 2008, Official...

  • Local Government: Pay

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether local authorities are required to report the pay scales of senior council officers in their Statement of Accounts.

  • Local Government: Pensions

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will place in the Library a copy of all governance compliance statements and general governance statements requested from...

  • Local Government: Pensions

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the name and address is of each administrator of each individual fund within the Local Government Pension Scheme; and which...

  • Local Government: Pensions

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) which councillors are members of the Local Government Pension Scheme in their capacities as councillors; (2) whether...

  • Local Government: Pensions

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what representations she has received from the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy on amendments to the Local...

  • Local Government: Pensions

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what representations she has received from the Local Government Association on the retirement age for the Local Government...

  • Mortgages

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the right hon. Member for Oldham West and Royton (Mr. Meacher), of 12 February 2009, Official...

  • Mortgages: Government Assistance

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate she has made of the cost to the public purse of the Homeowner Mortgage Support Scheme in each of the next two years.

  • Mortgages: Government Assistance

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what progress has been made on the implementation of the Homeowner Mortgage Support Scheme; and if she will make a statement.

  • Multiple Occupation: Fire Prevention

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent assessment she has made of the adequacy of enforcement of fire regulations in former guest houses and hotels in...

  • National Community Forum

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will place in the Library a copy of the minutes of each meeting of the National Community Forum's board in the last 12 months.

  • Non-Domestic Rates: Business

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the Answer to my hon. Friend the Member for Bromley and Chislehurst (Robert Neill) of 20 January 2009, Official...

  • Non-Domestic Rates: Business

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what additional levy there is on top of the standard business rates bill in each business improvement district which has been...

  • Non-Domestic Rates: Business

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much she estimates will be raised from business rates in (a) England and (b) Wales in (i) 2007-08, (ii) 2008-09 and (iii)...

  • Non-Domestic Rates: Empty Property

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to the Answer to my hon. Friend the Member for Brentwood and Ongar (Mr. Pickles) of 3 November 2008, Official...

  • Non-Domestic Rates: Greater London

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to my hon. Friend the Member for Bromley and Chislehurst (Robert Neill) of 14 January 2009, Official...

  • Non-Domestic Rates: Ports

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment has been made of the effect of changes to business rates in ports on (a) yacht clubs and (b) fishing companies...

  • Non-Domestic Rates: Valuation

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what each of the classifications is of the codes used by the Valuation Office Agency to group properties for sub-locations.

  • Owner Occupation

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many householders were owner occupiers owning their home (a) outright and (b) with a mortgage in each of the last 30 years.

  • Planning Permission

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance her Department has provided to local authorities on (a) predetermination and (b) predisposition in respect of...

  • Planning Permission

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what changes have been made to the period before expiry of planning permissions since 1997; and what representations her...

  • Planning Permission

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what use her Department and its predecessors have made of special development orders since May 1997.

  • Planning Permission: Fees and Charges

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government for what reasons the construction of fishing lakes is classified as mineral extraction for the purposes of planning fees and charges.

  • Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what consideration she has given to the sale to the private sector of the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre; and if she will...

  • Recycling

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether recyclable materials collected from street recycling bins are counted towards local authorities' national indicator set...

  • Rented Housing

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what plans she has to bring forward legislative proposals to enact the provisions included in the Law Commission's Rented...

  • Rented Housing: Rent Deposit Schemes

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many local housing authorities run rent deposit schemes; and if she will make a statement.

  • Social Rented Housing

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what proportion of all social home lettings were made to people other than homeless applicants in (a) each region and (b) each...

  • Social Rented Housing: Standards

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what space standards (a) local authorities and (b) housing associations are required to follow when (i) building and (ii)...

  • Sustainable Development

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to her Department's consultation paper on the Sustainable Communities Act 2007 whether she plans to extend local...

  • Travelling People

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will place in the Library a copy of Preparing Regional Spatial Strategy Reviews on Gypsies and Travellers.

  • Travelling People: Plymouth

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government by what date her Department has required Plymouth City Council to provide permanent sites for Travellers; and if she will make a...

  • Urban Areas: Regeneration

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what timetable she has set for the revision of Planning Policy Statement 6 on town centre planning; (2) what the status...

  • Valuation Office: Rightmove

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to my hon. Friend the Member for Brentwood and Ongar (Mr. Pickles) of 2 February 2009, Official...