England & Wales Democracy, devolution and governance

DCLG Q&A: today at 14.30

 

Here are the oral questions tabled to the Communities and Local Government Secretary below.

The Question session will take place on today (Monday 5 December) at 14:30 and can be watched through Parliament TV

 

Oral Questions to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

 

*1 Rushanara Ali (Bethnal Green and Bow): What recent assessment he has made of progress by his Department in increasing net housing supply.

 

*2 David Wright (Telford): What assessment he has made of the effect on the third sector of reductions in funding for local authorities.

 

*3 Julie Elliott (Sunderland Central): What assessment he has made of the effect on the third sector of reductions in funding for local authorities.

 

*4 Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South): What assessment he has made of the effect on the third sector of reductions in funding for local authorities.

 

*5 Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East): If he will take steps to end the practice of employing publicly-funded full-time trade union officials in local government.

 

*6 Margot James (Stourbridge): What discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Health on funding for adult social care.

 

*7 Karen Lumley (Redditch): If he will take steps to end the practice of employing publicly-funded full-time trade union officials in local government

 

*8 Jeremy Lefroy (Stafford): What steps he is taking to return empty homes to use.

 

*9 Karl McCartney (Lincoln): What steps his Department is taking to support home ownership.

 

*10 Mrs Jenny Chapman (Darlington): What estimate he has made of the change in per capita local authority spending power in each region between 2011 and 2013.

 

*11 Jackie Doyle-Price (Thurrock): If he will take steps to increase the powers of local authorities to tackle unauthorised encampments.

 

*12 Mr John Leech (Manchester, Withington): If he will bring forward legislative proposals to require local authorities to provide safety crossing patrols outside schools.

 

*13 Gavin Shuker (Luton South): What assessment he has made of the effect on the third sector of reductions in funding for local authorities.

 

*14 Lilian Greenwood (Nottingham South): What assessment he has made of progress by his Department in reducing homelessness.

 

*15 Mrs Linda Riordan (Halifax): What requirements he has placed on local authorities to consult on major infrastructure projects.

 

*16 Stephen Mosley (City of Chester): What plans he has to promote the take-up of Right to Buy.

 

*17 John Stevenson (Carlisle): What steps he is taking to promote his Department’s consultation on additional powers for elected mayors.

 

*18 Andrew Bridgen (North West Leicestershire): If he will take steps to increase the powers of local authorities to tackle unauthorised encampments.

 

*19 Ian Murray (Edinburgh South): What assessment he has made of the effect on the third sector of reductions in funding for local authorities

 

*20 Andrew Griffiths (Burton): If he will take steps to end the practice of employing publicly-funded full-time trade union officials in local government.

 

*21 Shabana Mahmood (Birmingham, Ladywood): What steps he is taking to ensure that planning policies promote the development potential of high streets.

 

*22 Stuart Andrew (Pudsey): What steps his Department is taking to support home ownership.

 

*23 Craig Whittaker (Calder Valley): What plans he has to introduce a scheme for businesses experiencing financial difficulties to defer payment of business rates from April 2012.

 

*24 Mr David Lammy (Tottenham): What plans he has to support regeneration in Tottenham; and if he will make a statement.

 

*25 Mr Marcus Jones (Nuneaton): What steps he has taken to increase transparency in the use of the Government Procurement Card by his Department.