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.
|Jul. 20||Oral Questions||Oral Answers to Questions|
|Jul. 22||Urgent Questions||Rented Homes: End of Evictions Ban|
|Mar. 18||Westminster Hall||Greater Manchester Spatial Framework and the Green Belt|
|Jul. 14||Adjournment Debate||Flammable Cladding Removal|
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|Non-Domestic Rating (Public Lavatories) Bill 2019-21||Programme motion: House of Commons||
Committee stage: House of Commons
3 Sep 2020
|21 Jul 2020, 10:20 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|
13 Aug 2020
|Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government||Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) (Amendment) (England) (No. 2) Regulations 2020 Parliamentary Status - Text of Legislation||Made negative procedure|
|Explanatory text not available|
6 Aug 2020
31 Aug 2020
|Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government||Rating Lists (Valuation Date) (England) Order 2020 Parliamentary Status - Text of Legislation||Made negative procedure|
|By virtue of sections 41(2A) and 52(2A) of the Local Government Finance Act 1988 (“the 1988 Act”), non-domestic rating lists for England are to be compiled on 1st April 2017 and every fifth year afterwards. Paragraph 2(3)(b) of Schedule 6 to the 1988 Act provides the Secretary of State with the power to specify the day by reference to which properties are to be valued for the purposes of compiling new lists.|
|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 11 months 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.
|Aug. 14||Letter to the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea: 16 July 2020||News and Communications|
|Aug. 13||Local government pension scheme funds account return||Services|
|Aug. 13||Building Safety Programme: monthly data release - July 2020||Research and Statistics|
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.
|11 Aug 2020, 3 p.m.||Holiday Accommodation: Homelessness||Baroness Gardner of Parkes|
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the case for providing access to unused holiday lets accommodation in London to homeless people.
Answer (Lord Greenhalgh)
Almost 15,000 vulnerable people have been housed in emergency accommodation, including hotels, since the start of the COVID-19 emergency. This includes people coming in directly from the streets, people previously housed in shared night shelters and people who have become vulnerable to rough sleeping during the pandemic.
On 24 June we announced that we are providing local authorities with a further £105 million to enable them to best support those placed into emergency accommodation during the COVID-19 pandemic. This commitment will help to ensure that as few of these people as possible return to the streets.
We also recently announced that £160 million of Rough Sleeping Accommodation Programme funding will help ensure that 6,000 new housing units are put into the system, with 3,300 of these becoming available within 2020/21. We expect local authorities and registered providers to bring forward units of accommodation from a variety of sources and this could potentially include repurposing other buildings where appropriate.