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

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The next Oral Questions to the Secretary of State for Communities for Local Government takes place on Monday 20 June at 14.30. The full list of question is below.

In short; there are 8 questions relating to housing / planning, a couple about service provision and then a few interesting ones on business rates, transparency and, of course, bin collections.

As always, LGiU will be watching the debate and will issue a briefing on key points.

Full list

*1 Mark Menzies (Fylde): What steps his Department is taking to encourage local authorities to provide weekly refuse collections.
(60273)
*2 Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire): What plans he has to provide support through his Department’s housing policy to serving and former members of the armed forces.
(60274)
*3 Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): What steps his Department is taking to support the modernisation of youth services provision by local authorities.
(60275)
*4 Mr Andy Slaughter (Hammersmith): What recent assessment he has made of the effects of reductions in central Government funding for local authorities on levels of local authority service provision.
(60276)
*5 Eric Ollerenshaw (Lancaster and Fleetwood): How much funding his Department has allocated from the new Homes Bonus scheme (a) to Lancaster and Fleetwood constituency and (b) in total since the scheme’s inception.
(60277)
*6 Mr Dominic Raab (Esher and Walton): What steps he is taking to reduce the level of fraudulent claims for funding awarded by local authorities.
(60278)
*7 Robert Halfon (Harlow): What steps his Department is taking to support home ownership.
(60279)
*8 David Wright (Telford): What recent discussions he has had with representatives of fire and rescue services on the effects of reductions to their budgets; and if he will make a statement.
(60280)
*9 Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath and Crayford): What plans he has to increase the powers of local authorities to tackle unauthorised development.
(60281)
*10 Christopher Pincher (Tamworth): What plans he has to provide support through his Department’s housing policy to serving and former members of the armed forces.
(60282)
*11 Chris Skidmore (Kingswood): What steps his Department is taking to reduce the number of empty homes.
(60283)
*12 Mr Steve Brine (Winchester): What representations he has received on noise nuisance issues relating to motocross sites.
(60284)
*13 Steve Baker (Wycombe): What steps he is considering in relation to senior pay in local government.
(60285)
*14 Mrs Mary Glindon (North Tyneside): What recent assessment he has made of the effects of reductions in central Government funding for local authorities on levels of charges for local authority services.
(60286)
*15 Nadine Dorries (Mid Bedfordshire): What steps his Department is taking to support home ownership.
(60287)
*16 George Freeman (Mid Norfolk): What steps he is taking to enhance the role of neighbourhoods and town and parish councils in shaping local planning.
(60288)
*17 Andrew Jones (Harrogate and Knaresborough): What plans he has to increase the powers of local authorities to tackle unauthorised development.
(60289)
*18 Jane Ellison (Battersea): What steps he is taking to improve the transparency of spending in local government; and if he will make a statement.
(60290)
*19 Paul Goggins (Wythenshawe and Sale East): What assessment he has made of the likely effects of retention of business rates on local authorities in areas with high levels of deprivation.
(60291)
*20 Mr Douglas Carswell (Clacton): What steps he is taking to increase the fiscal autonomy of local authorities.
(60292)
*21 Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton): What estimate his Department has made of the likely number of new social housing starts between May 2010 and April 2015.
(60293)
*22 Andrew Gwynne (Denton and Reddish): What recent progress he has made on the Local Government Resources Review.
(60294)
*23 Stephen Lloyd (Eastbourne): What steps his Department is taking to increase the provision of social rented housing.
(60295)
*24 Jonathan Edwards (Carmarthen East and Dinefwr): What recent discussions he has had with Ministers in the Welsh Government on the effects on Wales of implementation of the provisions of the Localism Bill.
(60296)
*25 Andrew Stephenson (Pendle): What steps his Department is taking to reduce the number of empty homes and support housing regeneration in Pendle constituency.