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.
Rt Hon Robert Jenrick MP
Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government
NAO Department Guides: A Short Guide to the Department for Communities and Local Government (Oct 2017)
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|
|Sep. 01||Adjournment Debate||Radlett Airfield Site|
|Title||Last Event||Next Event Date||Last Updated|
|Non-Domestic Rating (Public Lavatories) Bill 2019-21||1st reading (Minutes of Proceedings): House of Lords 7 September, 2020||17 Sep 2020, 1:16 p.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|
|Non-Domestic Rating (Lists) (No. 2) Bill 2019-21||1st reading: House of Commons (no debate)||
2nd reading: House of Commons
30 Sep 2020
|22 Sep 2020, 1:37 p.m.|
|A Bill to make provision to change the dates on which non-domestic rating lists must be compiled; and to change the dates by which proposed lists must be sent to billing authorities, the Secretary of State or the Welsh Ministers.|
16 Sep 2020
29 Sep 2020
|Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government||Business Tenancies (Protection from Forfeiture Relevant Period) (Coronavirus) (England) (No. 2) Regulations 2020 Parliamentary Status - Text of Legislation||Made negative procedure|
|Section 82 of the Coronavirus Act 2020 provides that a right of re-entry or forfeiture, under a relevant business tenancy, for non-payment of rent may not be enforced, by action or otherwise, during the relevant period. “Relevant period” is defined in subsection (12) as the period starting with the day after Royal Assent and ending with 30th June 2020 (or such later date as may be specified in regulations).|
3 Sep 2020
24 Sep 2020
|Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government||Town and Country Planning (Border Facilities and Infrastructure) (EU Exit) (England) Special Development Order 2020 Parliamentary Status - Text of Legislation||Made negative procedure|
|This Order grants temporary planning permission for development consisting of the use of land for the stationing and processing of vehicles (particularly goods vehicles) entering or leaving Great Britain, and the provision of associated temporary facilities and infrastructure. Development permitted by this Order can only be carried out by, or on behalf of, a border department named in the Order. The development must end by 31 December 2025, and all reinstatement works must have been completed by 31 December 2026.|
|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 1 year 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.
|Sep. 18||Permitted development rights and changes to the Use Classes Order||Guidance and Regulation|
|Sep. 17||COVID-19: guidance for those leading a nomadic way of life||Guidance and Regulation|
|Sep. 17||Grenfell Tower safety works: write-up and Q&A from 27 July online event||News and Communications|
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.
|21 Sep 2020, 5:57 p.m.||Rough Sleeping Advisory Panel||Neil Coyle|
To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when the Rough Sleeping Advisory Panel last met; and how many meetings that Panel has held in the last 12 months.
Answer (Kelly Tolhurst)
The Government is committed to ending rough sleeping. The Advisory Panel met in June, and ministers and officials have had numerous meetings with panel members over the last 12 months. We are committed to continuing regular conversations and following through on actions taken.