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.
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.
|Feb. 24||Oral Questions||Oral Answers to Questions|
|Feb. 24||Topical Questions||Topical Questions|
|Jan. 22||Urgent Questions||Tower Blocks: Dangerous Cladding|
|May. 19||Written Statements||Energy Performance of Buildings Regulations 2012, No. 3118: Consultation|
|Mar. 18||Westminster Hall||Greater Manchester Spatial Framework and the Green Belt|
|Mar. 12||Adjournment Debate||Community Housing|
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|Non-Domestic Rating (Public Lavatories) Bill 2019-21||1st reading: House of Commons (no debate)||20 Mar 2020, 10:17 a.m.|
|A Bill to confer relief from non-domestic rates for hereditaments in England and Wales|
|Non-Domestic Rating (Lists) Bill [HL] 2019-21||1st reading (Minutes of Proceedings): House of Lords 18 March, 2020||27 Mar 2020, 10:49 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|
14 May 2020
3 Jun 2020
|Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government||Local Government Pension Scheme (Northumberland and Tyne and Wear Pension Fund Merger) Regulations 2020 Parliamentary Status - Legislation||Made negative procedure|
|These Regulations provide for the merger of the local government pension funds held by Northumberland County Council (“Northumberland”) and South Tyneside Borough Council (“South Tyneside”). Regulation 2 modifies the Local Government Pension Scheme Regulations 2013 with the effect that from 1st April 2020 Northumberland is no longer required to maintain a fund for the purposes of the Local Government Pension Scheme.|
13 May 2020
14 May 2020
|Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government||Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure, Listed Buildings and Environmental Impact Assessment) (England) (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 Parliamentary Status - Legislation||Made negative procedure|
|These Regulations amend the Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (England) Order 2015 (“the DMP Order 2015”), the Planning (Listed Building and Conservation Areas) Regulations (“the 1990 Regulations”) and the Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2017 (“the TCP EIA Regulations 2017”) to enable applications for planning permission, applications for listed building consent, applications for variation or discharge of conditions attached to listed building consent, applications for planning permission affecting the setting of listed buildings or affecting the character and appearance of a conservation area and applications by local planning authorities for listed building consent for the demolition, alteration or extension of a listed building in their area, to be publicised by electronic means during the period when it may be difficult to provide such publication by site display, by service of notice on an adjoining owner or occupier and in newspapers, due to the effect of coronavirus, including restrictions on movement.|
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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 8 months, 2 weeks 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.
|May. 29||Government to publish code of practice with commercial sector in boost to high street||News and Communications|
|May. 26||New £1 billion building safety fund to remove dangerous cladding from high rise buildings||News and Communications|
|May. 26||Building Safety Programme: letters||Guidance and Regulation|
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.
|29 May 2020, 10:21 a.m.||Roads: Hedges and Ditches||Lord Patten|
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether there has been (1) an increase, or (2) a decrease, in the cutting of roadside verges and hedges by English local authorities since January.
Answer (Lord Greenhalgh)
The department does not collect data on the cutting of roadside hedges and verges by local authorities. Individual local authorities should be contacted to ascertain any change in activity.