Earl of Dundee

Conservative - Excepted Hereditary

3 APPG memberships (as of 17 Nov 2021)
Community Development in Europe, Croatia, Respiratory Health
Consolidation, &c., Bills (Joint Committee)
27th May 1999 - 30th Mar 2015
Consolidation, &c., Bills (Joint Committee)
12th Jun 2014 - 30th Mar 2015
Public Service and Demographic Change Committee
29th May 2012 - 5th Mar 2013


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Division Votes
Tuesday 16th November 2021
Dormant Assets Bill [HL]
voted No - in line with the party majority
One of 179 Conservative No votes vs 2 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 216 Noes - 195
Speeches
Wednesday 10th November 2021
Bosnia and Herzegovina

My Lords, regarding countries within the former Yugoslavia, I speak as chairman of the of the All-Party Group for Croatia …

Written Answers
Wednesday 4th August 2021
Remote Education
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to support online learning initiatives at local and national level in …
Early Day Motions
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Bills
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MP Financial Interests
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Division Voting information

During the current Parliamentary Session, Earl of Dundee has voted in 99 divisions, and 4 times against the majority of their Party.

15 Sep 2020 - Agriculture Bill - View Vote Context
Earl of Dundee voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 7 Conservative Aye votes vs 194 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 130 Noes - 225
15 Jun 2020 - Abortion (Northern Ireland) (No. 2) Regulations 2020 - View Vote Context
Earl of Dundee voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 43 Conservative Aye votes vs 125 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 112 Noes - 388
28 Apr 2021 - Abortion (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2021 - View Vote Context
Earl of Dundee voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 36 Conservative Aye votes vs 156 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 93 Noes - 418
26 Oct 2021 - Environment Bill - View Vote Context
Earl of Dundee voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 18 Conservative Aye votes vs 59 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 213 Noes - 60
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Debates during the 2019 Parliament

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21 Written Questions in the current parliament

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22nd Jul 2021
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to support online learning initiatives at local and national level in the UK; and what plans they have to promote online learning at the Global Education Summit on 28–29 July.

Technology in education has been essential for continuing to teach remotely during the COVID-19 outbreak and subsequent school and college closures. Technology also has the potential to support teacher workload reductions, flexible working, cost savings, effective teaching and improved pupil outcomes. We are building on the department’s significant investment in devices, platforms, training and digital services to develop a sustainable strategy for digital technology in education.

The department launched the first phase of the EdTech Demonstrator programme in April 2020. The Demonstrators are a network of schools and colleges which were initially funded in the 2020/21 financial year to provide peer-to-peer support on making the best use of technology to support remote teaching during the COVID-19 outbreak.

During phase one of the programme, the Demonstrator network provided bespoke support, meeting the individual training needs of over 4,000 schools and colleges, with over 11,000 more accessing live weekly webinars and tutorials.

The programme will continue into the 2021/22 financial year and will include support to schools and colleges to develop a sustainable digital strategy that supports wider school and college improvement drives. Schools and colleges can request support from the demonstrators via the programme website: https://edtechdemo.ucst.uk/.

From September 2021, we continue to expect schools to provide remote education for pupils whose attendance would be contrary to government guidance or legislation around COVID-19. Schools should, therefore, maintain their capabilities to deliver high quality remote education for next academic year.

A comprehensive package of support continues to be available to schools and further education institutions to help them meet our expectations for remote education, accessible at: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/get-help-with-remote-education.

To support the hard work of schools in delivering remote education, Oak National Academy was very quickly brought together by over 40 teachers, their schools and other education organisations. The department has made £4.84 million available for Oak National Academy both for the summer term of the academic year 2019/20, and then for the 2020/21 academic year, to provide video lessons in a broad range of subjects for Reception up to year 11. Specialist content for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities is also available. Since the start of the spring term 2021, over 98 million Oak National Academy lessons have been viewed.

The department has now committed a further £2.1 million to Oak National Academy, enabling it to operate from the start of the next academic year through to Easter 2022.

My right hon. Friend, the Minister of State for School Standards, has agreed to meet overseas education ministers attending the Global Education Partnership Summit to share policy experience and best practice in raising standards, and discuss approaches for education recovery. These meetings will provide an opportunity to highlight the department’s work such as Oak National Academy, and we expect overseas ministers, particularly from developing countries, to be interested in learning more about our approach.

20th May 2021
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, along with local authorities, (1) to promote, and (2) to further enable, international partnerships with Council of Europe member states, as part of their future international trading strategy.

The Department for International Trade develops and maintains close links across the United Kingdom on trade and investment objectives. We support businesses to seize opportunities worldwide through our network of British High Commissions, Embassies and Consulates in countries that are members of the Council of Europe.

In addition, we seek to identify and remove market access barriers, drive inward investment, and implement the United Kingdom’s trade agreements to promote and enable bilateral trade with countries around the globe, including with members of the Council of Europe.

Lord Grimstone of Boscobel
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)
18th Mar 2021
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Department of Transport and DEFRA are taking any joint steps to support UK farming communities to harness methane emissions to be used as renewable biomethane fuel for buses, trains and trams along with digestates capable of enriching soils and sequestering carbon; and if so, what are any such steps.

The Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation scheme was amended in 2015, to reward biomethane used in transport and non-road mobile machinery, on the basis of its energy content rather than volume. As a consequence, biomethane is eligible to receive 1.9 Renewable Transport Fuel Certificates (RTFCs) per kilogram, an increase on 1 RTFCs per kilogram, and double that number when produced from wastes such as manure.

The Green Gas Support Scheme (GGSS) will open to applicants in Autumn 2021 for four years. The GGSS will provide tariff support for biomethane injection into the gas grid, and will encourage the use of waste feedstocks, including agricultural wastes, to produce the biomethane. The scheme will include a payment formula, which allows biomethane producers to split payments between the GGSS and the Department for Transport’s (DfT’s) Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO), enabling different consignments of biomethane to receive payments from either the GGSS or the RTFO within the same quarter. To encourage good use of digestate produced during biomethane production, scheme participants will be required to dispose of the digestate using low emission techniques when spreading on land.

Baroness Vere of Norbiton
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)
18th Mar 2021
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the use of biomethane to assist hydrogen transport; what plans they have to utilise biomethane gas from farms and cities to fuel (1) trains, (2) trams, and (3) buses, until the cost of green hydrogen can be reduced to a competitive level; what estimate they have made of the impact of any such plans on the level of (a) the income experienced by farmers, and (b) soil quality and nutrition; and what assessment they have made of the use of biomethane as an energy source for cities.

Hydrogen is already powering vehicles in use on UK roads, including buses. We will set out its important role across all forms of transport, including trams and trains, in our ambitious Transport Decarbonisation Plan, due to be published this spring. The Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation helps promote a market for a broad range of low carbon fuels, and renewable hydrogen and biomethane are already eligible for support through it for transport. We have made no specific assessment of the use of biomethane as a bridge to future hydrogen transport applications or on the impacts of that on farmers, soil quality or nutrition. The BEIS-led Green Gas Support Scheme (GGSS), will open to applicants in Autumn 2021 for four years and will provide tariff support for biomethane injection into the gas grid as a potential energy source for cities.

Baroness Vere of Norbiton
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)
18th Mar 2021
To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to reduce particulate pollution from urban traffic; and what assessment they have made (1) of the report by University College London and Harvard University et al Global mortality from outdoor fine particle pollution generated by fossil fuel combustion, published on 9 February, and (2) in particular the finding that exposure to fossil fuel air pollution accounts for 18 to 21.5 per cent of global deaths each year.

Our landmark Environment Bill introduces a duty to set a legally binding target for fine particulate matter, in addition to a further long-term air quality target. Achieving these targets will require action on a wide range of sources, including urban traffic and fossil fuel combustion. Specific measures will depend on what targets are set and ultimately the pathway and approach to achieving the targets. We will be carrying out a public consultation on proposed targets, which is likely to commence in early 2022.

Baroness Vere of Norbiton
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)
18th Mar 2021
To ask Her Majesty's Government what metrics they use to calculate the emissions from transport run on (1) hydrogen, (2) biomethane, (3) biogas, and (4) electricity, when allocating funding for transport infrastructure; and what plans they have to publish their methodology.

In general, emissions specifically from hydrogen, biomethane and biogas are not estimated when allocating funding for transport infrastructure, as they account for a very small share of the energy used by transport. However, the blending of biofuels in petrol and diesel is accounted for more generally, including in the emission estimates presented in the Department for Transport’s TAG data-book, which is used for transport appraisal. Where the use of these fuels is important, for example funding to support their uptake, estimates of their g/CO2e are based on the latest scientific analysis and evidence, including emissions across the well-to-wheel cycle wherever possible, as well as from indirect land-use.

There are no plans to publish further details on methodologies at this stage, but these will be shared alongside policy proposals where appropriate, and in the event that these were important to funding decisions.

Estimates of kg CO2e/kWH from electricity used in transport are based on emission factors published by BEIS, and presented in the Department for Transport’s TAG data-book.

Baroness Vere of Norbiton
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)
18th Mar 2021
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to develop (1) ultra light, and (2) very light, rail to achieve decarbonised transport; what assessment they have made of the (a) efficiency, and (b) longevity, of rail vehicles as compared with road vehicles; and what is their timetable for investment into light rail in urban locations, as well as on branch railway lines.

The Department is considering the next steps and future direction for Light Rail Policy. This includes Mass Rapid Transit, Very Light Rail and other intermediate modes to reflect the wider Government agenda.

Through funding packages to cities, the Government has paid for or underwritten significant investments in light rail in recent years.

Local transport authorities have responsibility for transport planning, including considering bus rapid transit and other such schemes which lie between conventional bus and light rail. These bring the benefits and user experience of light rail to bus corridors at significantly lower cost, as stated in 'Bus Back Better'.

The Government is developing a Transport Decarbonisation Plan (TDP) that puts transport on a path to delivering its contributions to carbon budgets and net zero by 2050. The plan will take a holistic and cross-modal approach to decarbonising the entire transport system for the first time, setting out a credible and ambitious pathway to cut emissions. The Plan will be published in Spring 2021.

Baroness Vere of Norbiton
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)
30th Dec 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the report by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Respiratory Health Improving asthma outcomes in the UK, published on 23 November, what steps they taking to improve the clarity of guidelines relating to asthma.

The British Thoracic Society, the Scottish Intercollegiate Guideline Network and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence are due to start work this year to develop a joint guideline relating to asthma care.

30th Dec 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to reduce the incidence of asthma in the UK.

The NHS Long Term Plan set out the commitments and objectives for the National Health Service for the next 10 years.  The plan includes respiratory disease as a national clinical priority, with the overarching objective of improving outcomes for people with respiratory disease, including asthma.  This includes early and accurate diagnosis of respiratory conditions like asthma to provide the opportunity for better management which can help prevent exacerbations and avoidable emergency admissions.

NHS England and NHS Improvement have established 13 respiratory clinical networks across the country, to provide clinical leadership of respiratory services. One of their objectives focuses on improving clinical pathways for asthma. The Quality Outcomes Framework (QOF) ensures all general practitioner (GP) practices establish and maintain a register of patients with an asthma diagnosis in accordance with the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence’s guidance. An update to the GP Contract for 2020/21-2023/24 to be implemented in 2021 includes an improved QOF asthma domain. The content of the asthma review has been amended to incorporate aspects of care positively associated with better patient outcomes and self-management, including a review of inhaler technique and record of exacerbations.

30th Dec 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of asthma on the lives of (1) those with the disease, and (2) their families.

The NHS Long Term Plan set out the commitments and objectives for the National Health Service for the next 10 years.  The plan includes respiratory disease as a national clinical priority, with the overarching objective of improving outcomes for people with respiratory disease, including asthma.  This includes early and accurate diagnosis of respiratory conditions like asthma to provide the opportunity for better management which can help prevent exacerbations and avoidable emergency admissions.

NHS England and NHS Improvement have established 13 respiratory clinical networks across the country, to provide clinical leadership of respiratory services. One of their objectives focuses on improving clinical pathways for asthma. The Quality Outcomes Framework (QOF) ensures all general practitioner (GP) practices establish and maintain a register of patients with an asthma diagnosis in accordance with the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence’s guidance. An update to the GP Contract for 2020/21-2023/24 to be implemented in 2021 includes an improved QOF asthma domain. The content of the asthma review has been amended to incorporate aspects of care positively associated with better patient outcomes and self-management, including a review of inhaler technique and record of exacerbations.

30th Dec 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to improve asthma outcomes.

The NHS Long Term Plan set out the commitments and objectives for the National Health Service for the next 10 years.  The plan includes respiratory disease as a national clinical priority, with the overarching objective of improving outcomes for people with respiratory disease, including asthma.  This includes early and accurate diagnosis of respiratory conditions like asthma to provide the opportunity for better management which can help prevent exacerbations and avoidable emergency admissions.

NHS England and NHS Improvement have established 13 respiratory clinical networks across the country, to provide clinical leadership of respiratory services. One of their objectives focuses on improving clinical pathways for asthma. The Quality Outcomes Framework (QOF) ensures all general practitioner (GP) practices establish and maintain a register of patients with an asthma diagnosis in accordance with the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence’s guidance. An update to the GP Contract for 2020/21-2023/24 to be implemented in 2021 includes an improved QOF asthma domain. The content of the asthma review has been amended to incorporate aspects of care positively associated with better patient outcomes and self-management, including a review of inhaler technique and record of exacerbations.

24th May 2021
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the competition to identify partnerships between UK and French places launched by the British Embassy in Paris in 2019, what plans they have to encourage such partnerships between places in the UK and places in the other member states of the Council of Europe.

The UK places great value on the role of the Council of Europe (CoE) in advancing work on human rights, democracy and the rule of law across Europe. International partnerships provide a significant contribution towards this objective and the UK Government welcomes such activity. Examples of partnerships between the UK and France and Italy were shared in answers to PQs HL479 and HL430. There are plans to work with local authorities to promote business in Germany. In Poland, we are seeking to work with cities, regional and local authorities on a number of economic issues, including trade and investment and climate change. Additionally, the British Embassy in Dublin's "Joining the Dots" programme, launched in November 2018, promotes economic links between regions of the UK and the South West and West of Ireland.

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon
Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)
24th May 2021
To ask Her Majesty's Government what results have so far been achieved through the seven partnerships between UK and French places launched by the British Embassy in Paris in 2019.

The "France-United Kingdom: for strengthened cooperation between our local authorities" competition launched in 2019, reflecting the UK's support for local cooperation with France. The relationship between our two countries goes far beyond London and Paris, spanning a wide range of issues from trade to science and culture. That is why, following the first UK France Mayors Summit in 2019, the British Embassy in Paris made available £22,000 to fund three innovative and impactful projects (four others were funded by the French government).

The UK fund supported:

· A workshop between Greater Manchester and Montpellier. A delegation from Greater Manchester local authority visited and met Montpellier's local elected officials to combine their international expertise on health innovation, particularly for an ageing community. The visit led to further exchanges between the municipal teams.

· A partnership between Glasgow and Marseille. The project was led by Theatrum Mundi, a London-based professional network of urbanists and artists. The project aimed to build links between Glasgow and Marseille around shared challenges in the way culture is supported by urban planning. The project led to the publication of a report collecting their findings following a two-week research project in both cities.

· A partnership between Kent County Council and Pas de Calais department. This project launched a new interregional committee led by the two local authorities to support resilience and prosperity in the areas surrounding Calais and Dover. It was the first major regional cross-border cooperation event. The project led to the creation of a this new platform to discuss shared issues, challenges and areas of further cooperation.

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon
Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)
20th May 2021
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the contribution of international partnerships between different cities and regions towards (1) regional stability, and (2) local democracy, within regions and communities of Council of Europe member states.

The UK places great value on the role of the Council of Europe (CoE) in advancing work on human rights, democracy and the rule of law across Europe. International partnerships provide a significant contribution towards regional stability and local democracy and the UK Government welcomes such activity between communities. For example, since 2018, we have worked with local authorities to build partnerships between the UK and Italy focussed on sharing best practice on integration and supporting newly arrived migrants. In March 2019, the UK and French Governments brought together elected Leaders and Mayors from cities, towns and regions across our countries at the inaugural UK-France Mayors' summit in London. This initiative strengthened existing partnerships between towns and cities in France and the UK, and provided a platform for local leaders to share solutions to modern day challenges.

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon
Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)
20th May 2021
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to their policy as chair of the Council of Europe to seek to boost grass roots democracy and political stability at local levels, what plans they have to encourage their international partners to establish partnerships with different communities and areas within Council of Europe member states.

The UK places great value on the role of the Council of Europe (CoE) in advancing work on human rights, democracy and the rule of law across Europe. As set out in the Integrated Review our plans to encourage our international partners to establish partnerships with different communities and areas go much wider than the CoE member states. The UK will work with allies, including CoE member states and civil society worldwide, to protect democratic values as part of our force for good agenda. In many instances, this will involve working bilaterally with countries to strengthen their domestic governance. In doing so, the UK government will focus its efforts primarily in the wider European neighbourhood, East Africa and the Indo-Pacific, tailoring our approach to meet local needs and combining our diplomacy, development, trade, security and other tools accordingly. To promote robust democratic institutions, the UK will support strong, transparent and accountable political processes and institutions overseas (including parliaments and political parties) through the Westminster Foundation for Democracy and other institutions. This work will be bolstered by a new UK capability to support election observation and activity to strengthen existing multilateral efforts.

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon
Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)
20th May 2021
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ratify Protocol No. 3 to the European Outline Convention on Transfrontier Co-operation between Territorial Communities or Authorities concerning Euroregional Co-operation Groupings to promote cooperation among local authorities.

The UK has a long tradition of welcoming partnerships and cooperation among local authorities, and recognises that effective partnerships can enrich the economic, social and environmental success of communities.

For example, in 2019, the UK and French Governments hosted a Summit in London to bring together over 100 local authority leaders and mayors from across the UK and France. Following the Summit, the British Embassy in Paris launched a ‘call for projects’ from partnerships between the UK and France. Through this initiative, UK Government provided seed funding for 3 projects between UK/France partners, including Glasgow and Marseille, Manchester and Montpelier, and Kent and Pas de Calais.

To date, HMG has not considered the particular provisions of the European Outline Convention on Transfrontier Co-operation between Territorial Communities or Authorities and its Protocols, as necessary considering our existing legal framework, but this is something we will keep under review.

Lord Greenhalgh
Minister of State (Home Office)
22nd Feb 2021
To ask Her Majesty's Government how the sustainability criteria of the National Home Building Fund will improve (1) food, (2) land, and (3) the environment, for communities across England.

The National Home Building Fund (NHBF) is made up of programmes of spending which support the regeneration of brownfield sites, unlock homes through provision of infrastructure, and diversify the housing market through support for SMEs, self and custom builders and modern methods of construction. The primary objective of NHBF is to support proposals that will deliver new homes and unlock housing supply. We will set out further criteria for NHBF funding in due course.

Lord Greenhalgh
Minister of State (Home Office)
22nd Feb 2021
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to provide incentives to commercial building firms to create housing developments that enhance the quality of life for rural and semi-rural communities.

Our National Planning Policy Framework is clear that in rural areas, planning policies and decisions should be responsive to local circumstances and support housing developments that reflect local needs, and that local planning authorities should also support opportunities to bring forward rural exception sites in rural areas. These are small sites which provide affordable housing to meet the identified local needs of rural communities, helping rural residents to remain in their communities.

As we set out in our recent consultation on Changes to the Current Planning System, we intend to protect the important role that rural exception sites play in delivering affordable homes in rural areas, retaining rural exception sites as a vehicle for delivering affordable housing in designated rural areas. However, we recognise that this delivery mechanism is currently underused in many cases, and we will update planning guidance in due course.

On top of this, our planning reforms intend to establish a clearer, quicker, and more accessible planning system. These reforms will improve the way new entrants and smaller businesses engage with the planning system, delivering the high quality and sustainable homes communities need.

Lord Greenhalgh
Minister of State (Home Office)
22nd Feb 2021
To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to advance sustainable housing and community developments in rural and semi-rural areas in England; and how they are ensuring consistency with other national policies, including the National Planning Policy framework.

The National Planning Policy Framework is clear that in rural areas, planning policies and decisions should be responsive to local circumstances and support housing developments that reflect local needs. We introduced neighbourhood planning in 2011 to enable local communities to have the power to develop a shared vision for their area. Neighbourhood plans can shape, direct and help to deliver sustainable development, by influencing local planning decisions as part of the statutory development plan. In addition, our rural exception sites policy in the National Planning Policy Framework allows for small scale affordable housing available in perpetuity to local people to come forward in rural areas outside of the local plan. As we set out in our recent consultation on Changes to the Current Planning System, we recognise that rural exception sites policy is currently underused in many cases, and we will update planning guidance in due course to encourage wider uptake of these sites.

Our White Paper, Planning for the Future, proposes significant changes to the planning system to protect our precious countryside and environment alongside delivering the high-quality sustainable homes communities need. A Government response to these proposals will follow in the Spring.

Lord Greenhalgh
Minister of State (Home Office)
22nd Feb 2021
To ask Her Majesty's Government what indirect support is available to (1) local authorities, (2) building firms, and (3) others, to create sustainable housing developments; what steps they are taking to advertise such indirect support; and whether it will be presented in a consolidated form to assist potential developers.

This Government provides direct and indirect support to a wide range of stakeholders, including developers, and delivery partners to ensure the 1 million homes we want to see built over this Parliament are high-quality and consistent with our commitment to net zero.

Through the National Planning Policy Framework, we empower local authorities to make place-based decisions to best reflect local needs and the importance of sustainable development. The revised Framework, which is currently out for consultation, makes a number of changes to strengthen environmental policies, and introduces climate change adaptation and mitigation as part of sustainable development.

The Construction Leadership Council, which is jointly chaired by industry and the BEIS Construction Minister, works with and supports the wider construction industry. The Green Construction Board, the sustainability work stream of the Construction Leadership Council, has worked with industry, experts and Government officials to produce recommendations on sustainable new homes and the retrofit of existing housing. Homes England also plays an important role in supporting the housing sector to deliver more sustainable homes and places.

The Government also provides direct support to the delivery of high-quality housing. For example, my Department is committed to increasing the supply of affordable housing and is investing over £12 billion in affordable housing over five years, the largest investment in affordable housing in a decade. This includes the new £11.5 billion Affordable Homes Programme, which will provide up to 180,000 new homes across the country and leverage £38 billion of private investment. All homes built through the programme must meet current building regulations and the Decent Homes standard. Through our new £11.5 billion programme we will be incentivising Providers to build well-designed places by building the National Design Guide into our scoring criteria for Strategic Partnerships.

The forthcoming Heat and Buildings Strategy, will set out further actions we will take for reducing emissions from buildings, while continuing to deliver greater numbers of safe and affordable new homes.

Lord Greenhalgh
Minister of State (Home Office)