The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government’s (formerly the Department for Communities and Local Government) job is to create great places to live and work, and to give more power to local people to shape what happens in their area.
Rt Hon Robert Jenrick MP
Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government
NAO Department Guides: A Short Guide to the Department for Communities and Local Government (Oct 2017)
Oral Answers to Questions is a regularly scheduled appearance where the Secretary of State and junior minister will answer at the Dispatch Box questions from backbench MPsOther Commons Chamber appearances can be:
Westminster Hall debates are performed in response to backbench MPs or e-petitions asking for a Minister to address a detailed issue
Written Statements are made when a current event is not sufficiently significant to require an Oral Statement, but the House is required to be informed.
|Oct. 05||Oral Questions||Oral Answers to Questions|
|Sep. 23||Urgent Questions||End of Eviction Moratorium|
|Oct. 14||Westminster Hall||Capital Infrastructure Projects: Bristol|
|Sep. 01||Adjournment Debate||Radlett Airfield Site|
|Title||Last Event||Next Event Date||Last Updated|
|Non-Domestic Rating (Public Lavatories) Bill 2019-21||1st reading (Minutes of Proceedings): House of Lords 7 September, 2020||17 Sep 2020, 1:16 p.m.|
|A Bill to confer relief from non-domestic rates for hereditaments in England and Wales|
|Non-Domestic Rating (Lists) (No. 2) Bill 2019-21||1st reading (Minutes of Proceedings): House of Lords 21 October, 2020||22 Oct 2020, 10:26 a.m.|
|A Bill to make provision to change the dates on which non-domestic rating lists must be compiled; and to change the dates by which proposed lists must be sent to billing authorities, the Secretary of State or the Welsh Ministers.|
|Non-Domestic Rating (Lists) Bill [HL] 2019-21||1st reading (Minutes of Proceedings): House of Lords 18 March, 2020||22 Oct 2020, 10:21 a.m.|
|A bill to make provision to change the dates on which non-domestic rating lists must be compiled; to change the dates by which proposed lists must be sent to billing authorities, the Secretary of State or the Welsh Ministers; and for connected purposes|
15 Oct 2020
|Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government||Construction Products (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 Parliamentary Status - Text of Legislation||Draft affirmative procedure|
|Explanatory text not available|
7 Oct 2020
|Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government||Non-domestic Rating (Rates Retention, Levy and Safety Net and Levy Account: Basis of Distribution) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 Parliamentary Status - Text of Legislation||Draft affirmative procedure|
|These Regulations amend the Non-Domestic Rating (Rates Retention) Regulations 2013 (S.I. 2013/452) (“the Rates Retention Regulations”), the Non-Domestic Rating (Levy and Safety Net) Regulations 2013 (S.I. 2013/737) (“the Levy and Safety Net Regulations”) and the Non-Domestic Rating (Rates Retention and Levy and Safety Net) (Amendment) and (Levy Account: Basis of Distribution) Regulations 2019 (S.I. 2019/709) (the “Basis of Distribution Regulations”). The Regulations being amended are all part of the system of local retention of non-domestic rates, established by Schedule 7B to the Local Government Finance Act 1988 (“the rates retention system”).|
|Current Signatures||Final Signatures||Title||Petition Deadline|
Make 'netting' hedgerows to prevent birds from nesting a criminal offence.Gov Responded - 4 Nov 2019 Debated on - 13 May 2019
18 Sep 2019
closed 1 year, 1 month ago
Developers, and other interested parties are circumventing laws protecting birds by 'netting' hedgerows to prevent birds from nesting.
This facilitates the uprooting of hedgerows which aid biodiversity and provide the only remaining nesting sites for birds, whose numbers are in sharp decline.
Select Committees are a formally established cross-party group of backbench MPs tasked with holding a Government department to account.
At any time there will be number of ongoing investigations into the work of the Department, or issues which fall within the oversight of the Department. Witnesses can be summoned from within the Government and outside to assist in these inquiries, and the Select Committee will occasionally publish formal reports of their findings.
|Oct. 22||Local authority revenue expenditure and financing England: 2019 to 2020 individual local authority data - outturn||Research|
|Oct. 22||Local authority revenue expenditure and financing England: 2019 to 2020 provisional outturn||Research|
|Oct. 22||Minister for Equalities sets out government action to tackle Covid disparities||News and Communications|
Written Questions are submitted by Members of Parliament and the House of Lords to receive information or updates from a Department.
Departments are required to respond in a timely fashion and provide a response or requested information. Written Questions can compel detailed and specific information to be produced, and are frequently used as the source of news stories about the work of a Department.
|22 Oct 2020, 12:54 p.m.||James Wild (Conservative - North West Norfolk)||James Wild (Conservative - North West Norfolk)|
Question to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government:
To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will bring forward a statutory instrument to extend the additional 28 day permitted development period for the use of land for any purpose provided under the Town and Country Planning (Permitted Development and Miscellaneous Amendments) (England) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2020 beyond 31 December 2020.
Answered by Christopher Pincher - Minister of State (Housing, Communities and Local Government)
These time-limited measures were introduced to support businesses and communities during the COVID-19 crisis. We continue to keep temporary rights under review.