Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Families

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 24th January 2020.

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Photo of Steve Double Steve Double Conservative, St Austell and Newquay

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether his Department has a single individual who is responsible for leading on his Department's application of the Family Test.

Photo of Luke Hall Luke Hall Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

MHCLG follows the guidance set out by the Department for Work and Pensions in relation to application of the Family Test.

In addition, my Department has implemented its own measures to ensure policy officials are aware of their Family Test obligations, with training provided to raise awareness. There is a clear expectation and practice within MHCLG that the Family Test is applied to relevant policies at each stage of the policy making process.

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