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Communities and Local Government

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  • Alcoholic Drinks

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the level of alcohol-related absenteeism in his Department; whether his Department has an (a)...

  • Buildings

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the (a) total floor space and (b) floor space measured in square metres per full-time equivalent post is of properties used...

  • Buildings

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the names and locations are of all properties used by officials of his Department; whether those properties are (a) owned...

  • Council Tax

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much has been allocated to each unitary and district council to fund a council tax scheme from April 2013; and what formula...

  • Council Tax Benefits

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance he has issued to councils regarding devising schemes for administering council tax benefit from April 2013.

  • Departmental Responsibilities

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what his Department's core statutory obligations are; and what estimate he has of the annual cost of delivering each such obligation.

  • Families: Disadvantaged

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the prevalence is of (a) alcohol abuse and (b) other substance abuse amongst families involved in the Troubled Families...

  • Food: Waste

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much surplus food was thrown away by his Department in (a) 2010, (b) 2011 and (c) 2012.

  • Fracking

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the costs of decommissioning fracking sites are.

  • Fracking

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what correspondence he has had with local authorities regarding fracking and the provision of section 106 agreements to cover...

  • Fracking

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance his Department has issued to local authorities regarding permissions and agreements with regard to the...

  • Government Procurement Card

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to Lord Bates of 19 October 2012, Official Report, House of Lords, column WA489, on government...

  • Government Procurement Card

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the mean average spend using a Government Procurement Card was per member of staff in (a) his Department and (b) each of...

  • Homelessness

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what proportion of all homelessness (a) applications and (b) acceptances were from black, Asian and minority ethnic households...

  • Housing: Taxation

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what assessment he has made of whether taxes on a single self-build property through the affordable housing levy and the...

  • Local Government Finance: East Riding

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government for what reasons he intends to reduce the 2013-14 formula grant for the East Riding of Yorkshire by more than the national average.

  • Mayors

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether elected mayors are employees.

  • Means-tested Benefits

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what cash and non-cash means-tested benefits are provided by his Department; what the rules are in respect of means-testing for...

  • Planning Permission

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to the Localism Act 2011, whether (a) an emerging local plan, (b) a new local plan or (c) a fast-track change to...

  • Public Appointments

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many people he appointed to public bodies in (a) 2010-11 and (b) 2011-12; (i) how many and (ii) what proportion of those...

  • Shops

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what investment he has made to promote the introduction of pop-up shops across the UK.

  • Sick Leave

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps he is taking to reduce sickness absence in his Department.

  • Social Rented Housing: Electrical Safety

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether his Department has undertaken research into the (a) quality and (b) age of electrical installations in the social rented...

  • Social Rented Housing: Electrical Safety

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with what frequency the requirements of the Decent Home Standard with regard to electrical products and installations are reviewed.

  • Social Rented Housing: Electrical Safety

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether he has considered including provision for the update of electrical safety within the requirements of the Decent Homes...

  • Staff

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many staff were employed by his Department in each of the last five years; and at what grade or pay band such staff were...

  • Staff

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many staff are based in each property used by his Department.

  • Staff

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will estimate his Department's total staffing requirement in full-time equivalent posts for fulfilling its minimum...

  • Vacant Land

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what his policy is on the protection of fields from development to prevent urban sprawl.

  • Wind Power

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps he has taken to ensure that local authorities have sufficient financial resources available to fund appeals against...