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

*UPDATE* The Official Report of yesterday’s DCLG questions is available at bit.ly/S01YbS

The question session will take place on Monday 17 September at 2.30 am.

There are three questions about building on Green Belt – so we may get more meat on what plans are afoot to allow development. Council Tax Benefit and support for local high streets are also set to feature.

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

*1 Simon Danczuk (Rochdale): What his policy is on the protection of green belt land.
*2 Gareth Johnson (Dartford): What steps his Department is taking to support local high streets.
*3 Chris Skidmore (Kingswood): What plans he has to increase the powers of local authorities to tackle unauthorised development.
*4 Stella Creasy (Walthamstow): What assessment he has made of the effect on people in employment of plans by local councils to implement the localisation of council tax support.
*5 Jeremy Lefroy (Stafford): What steps his Department is taking to support first time buyers.
*6 Peter Aldous (Waveney): What steps his Department is taking to support local high streets.
*7 Julian Sturdy (York Outer): What steps he has taken to allow local authorities to tackle inappropriate development on gardens.
*8 Mark Menzies (Fylde): What plans he has to increase the powers of local authorities to tackle unauthorised development.
*9 Stuart Andrew (Pudsey): What plans he has to require that all brownfield sites within a local authority should be developed before planning permission is granted to build on green belt land.
*10 David Morris (Morecambe and Lunesdale): What the average change was in Band D council tax between 1997-98 and 2009-10.
*11 Dr Alan Whitehead (Southampton, Test): What his policy is on altering green belt boundaries.
*12 Hugh Bayley (York Central): What plans his Department has to bring forward proposals to encourage commercial development on brownfield sites.
*13 Helen Goodman (Bishop Auckland): What steps he is taking to assist local authorities to make provision for children’s outdoor play facilities.
*14 John Mann (Bassetlaw): What assessment he has made of the effect of the introduction of the community infrastructure levy.
*15 Mr Dominic Raab (Esher and Walton): What steps he is taking to protect the green belt.
*16 Richard Graham (Gloucester): What steps his Department is taking to support local high streets.
*17 Mr Marcus Jones (Nuneaton): What steps he has taken to allow local authorities to tackle inappropriate development on gardens.
*18 Kate Green (Stretford and Urmston): What recent representations he has received from local authorities on his plans for the localisation of council tax benefit.
*19 Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset and North Poole): What steps he plans to take to ensure that existing planning permissions are implemented before further greenfield sites can be developed.
*20 David Mowat (Warrington South): What assessment he has made of the potential benefits of the New Homes Bonus to Warrington.
*21 Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North): What steps he plans to take to increase the supply of council housing.
*22 Andrew Griffiths (Burton): What plans he has to increase the powers of local authorities to tackle unauthorised development.
*23 Gavin Shuker (Luton South): What recent representations he has received from local authorities on his plans for the localisation of council tax benefit.
*24 Catherine McKinnell (Newcastle Upon Tyne North): What his policy is on the protection of green belt land.
*25 Dame Joan Ruddock (Lewisham, Deptford): What estimate he has made of the likely level of housing starts in the next quarter.

    1. Sean A. Brady says:

      SInce the Localism Act 2011, particularly Chapter 7, was obviously not what was intended nor did it take proper account of submissions following consultation with Councils, what steps have been taken to ensure that Bills are drafted and submitted for enactment in accordance with the decisions of both Houses and the responsible Minister?

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