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

The question session will take place on Monday 12 November at 2:30pm.

There will be four questions about how the revenue from the forthcoming auction of the 4G mobile telephone spectrum will be used to fund an affordable homes building programme. There will also questions on the transitional council tax grant, private sector rents and illegal encampments.

 

 

*1 Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam): What steps he is taking to support town centres.

*2 Fiona Bruce (Congleton): What progress his Department has made on developing proposals to reform the Audit Commission.

*3 Andrew Bridgen (North West Leicestershire): What steps he is taking to tackle (a) unauthorised development and (b) illegal encampments.

*4 Iain Stewart (Milton Keynes South): What steps he is taking to inform social tenants of their right to buy.

*5 Mr Dave Watts (St Helens North): When he expects to announce the allocation of the transitional council tax grant to local authorities.

*6 Debbie Abrahams (Oldham East and Saddleworth): What recent assessment he has made of the the Bellwin Scheme.

*7 Mr Ben Bradshaw (Exeter): Whether he plans to implement the proposals by Lord Heseltine for unitary local government.

*8 David Mowat (Warrington South): What assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the powers of local authorities to deal with illegal traveller sites.

*9 Fiona Mactaggart (Slough): What assessment he has made of recent trends in private sector rents in local authority areas close to London; and if he will make a statement.

*10 Greg Mulholland (Leeds North West): What assessment he has made of progress by local authorities in implementing the National Planning Policy Framework and establishing local policies.

*11 Philip Davies (Shipley): What progress he has made on implementing the localism agenda in respect of planning policy.

*12 Jenny Chapman (Darlington): When he expects to announce the allocation of the transitional council tax grant to local authorities.

*13 Gordon Henderson (Sittingbourne and Sheppey): What initiatives his Department has put in place to support access by householders to municipal rubbish and recycling centres.

*14 Teresa Pearce (Erith and Thamesmead): What legal advice he has received on whether councils will have to carry out a new consultation process if they adopt a new scheme of council tax relief in order to qualify for the transitional council tax grant.

*15 Andrea Leadsom (South Northamptonshire): What assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Government’s localism agenda; and if he will make a statement.

*16 Alex Cunningham (Stockton North): Whether he has had discussions with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on using the revenue received by the Exchequer from the forthcoming auction of the 4G mobile telephone spectrum to fund the building of affordable homes.

*17 Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): What consideration his Department has given to the proposal by the Association of Metropolitan Fire and Rescue Authorities for a flat-rate reduction for all fire services.

*18 Mr Virendra Sharma (Ealing, Southall): If he will estimate the potential number of affordable homes, jobs and apprenticeships that would be created if the revenue from the auction of the 4G mobile telephone spectrum was used to fund an affordable house building programme by his Department.

*19 Yvonne Fovargue (Makerfield): When he expects to announce the allocation of the transitional council tax grant to local authorities.

*20 Stephen Pound (Ealing North): If he will estimate the potential number of affordable homes, jobs and apprenticeships that would be created if the revenue from the auction of the 4G mobile telephone spectrum was used to fund an affordable house building programme by his Department.

*21 Damian Hinds (East Hampshire): What steps he is taking to tackle (a) unauthorised development and (b) illegal encampments.

*22 Harriett Baldwin (West Worcestershire): What steps he is taking to abolish regional spatial strategies.

*23 Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset and North Poole): What steps he is taking to support the creation of neighbourhood plans.

*24 Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove): How many homes for social rent have been (a) built and (b) sold in England since 1997.

*25 Ian Mearns (Gateshead): If he will estimate the potential number of affordable homes, jobs and apprenticeships that would be created if the revenue from the auction of the 4G mobile telephone spectrum was used to fund an affordable house building programme by his Department.

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