Debates between Lord McFall of Alcluith and Lord Greenhalgh during the 2019 Parliament

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Roma Community: Levelling Up

Debate between Lord McFall of Alcluith and Lord Greenhalgh
Monday 27th June 2022

(1 year, 9 months ago)

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Lord Greenhalgh Portrait Lord Greenhalgh (Con)
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More than 14,000 Gypsy, Roma, Traveller or Irish heritage pupils are eligible for free school meals, representing over 40% of GRT pupils. GRT pupils do not attract the pupil premium per se, but the Government have increased the amount of money to £2.6 billion in 2022-23. I will look at and discuss with my noble friend in the Department for Education the level set for GRT pupils.

Lord McFall of Alcluith Portrait The Lord Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith)
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The noble Baroness, Lady Brinton, is contributing remotely.

Leasehold Reform: Forfeiture Provisions

Debate between Lord McFall of Alcluith and Lord Greenhalgh
Monday 20th June 2022

(1 year, 10 months ago)

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Lord Greenhalgh Portrait Lord Greenhalgh (Con)
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Once again, the noble Baroness is right that we need to sort out some of the practices that we see among managing agents. We are still considering how to take forward the recommendations of the noble Lord, Lord Best, but as noble Lords know, there is also a move to introduce voluntary codes, which I hope will elevate this. Overall, we need to see professionalisation of managing agents.

Lord McFall of Alcluith Portrait The Lord Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith)
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My Lords, we have a virtual contribution from the noble Lord, Lord Campbell-Savours.

Elections: Multiple Voting

Debate between Lord McFall of Alcluith and Lord Greenhalgh
Tuesday 14th June 2022

(1 year, 10 months ago)

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Lord Greenhalgh Portrait Lord Greenhalgh (Con)
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As part of the Elections Act, we have introduced a requirement that you have to present some form of ID in order to vote. That should give the public greater confidence, and we are joining Northern Ireland and following its lead.

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My Lords, we have a virtual contribution from the noble Lord, Lord Campbell-Savours.

Social Homes for Rent

Debate between Lord McFall of Alcluith and Lord Greenhalgh
Thursday 26th May 2022

(1 year, 10 months ago)

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Lord Greenhalgh Portrait Lord Greenhalgh (Con)
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The Government do recognise the issue that the noble Lord describes. That is why in this Session we are bringing forward a private renters’ Bill and applying the decent homes standard to the private rented sector so we can raise the quality of the stock. However, we also recognise that we need to bring in more affordable housing, including more social housing.

Lord McFall of Alcluith Portrait The Lord Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith)
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My Lords, the noble Baroness, Lady Thomas of Winchester, will now make a virtual contribution.

Levelling-up Report

Debate between Lord McFall of Alcluith and Lord Greenhalgh
Thursday 19th May 2022

(1 year, 11 months ago)

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Lord Greenhalgh Portrait Lord Greenhalgh (Con)
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Of course, the expenditure is governed by the expenditure review, and I note that this is a nationwide pledge to level up. Record amounts of money are being spent through the devolved nations.

Lord McFall of Alcluith Portrait The Lord Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith)
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We have a virtual contribution from the noble Baroness, Lady Brinton.

Housebuilding: Target

Debate between Lord McFall of Alcluith and Lord Greenhalgh
Wednesday 30th March 2022

(2 years ago)

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Lord Greenhalgh Portrait Lord Greenhalgh (Con)
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My Lords, I recognise the important role that registered providers have played in building affordable housing but also note that, increasingly, councils are building council homes again, which is a good thing. We will look at whatever it takes to remove those barriers to enable people who are building affordable housing to access institutional investment.

Lord McFall of Alcluith Portrait The Lord Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith)
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My Lords, we have a virtual contribution from the noble Baroness, Lady Brinton.

Leaseholders: Costs

Debate between Lord McFall of Alcluith and Lord Greenhalgh
Thursday 18th November 2021

(2 years, 5 months ago)

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Lord Greenhalgh Portrait Lord Greenhalgh (Con)
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My Lords, unsurprisingly, I completely agree with the Secretary of State on those principles, and I add a third: first, we need to protect leaseholders as far as we can; secondly, we must ensure that the polluter pays, and that goes beyond the developers to every single person who has contributed to this crisis; and thirdly, we need a degree of proportionality, so we do not create an industry that profiteers off the back of the poor leaseholders affected.

Lord McFall of Alcluith Portrait The Lord Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith)
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Lord Haselhurst? Is he not present? Then I call the noble Viscount, Lord Stansgate.

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My Lords, I remind the House of my relevant interests as in the register. If the Government are to avoid a torrent of bankruptcies by April next year, as has been predicted by Inside Housing, action must be swift. In particular, I ask the Minister about shared ownership. Somebody with shared equity of 25% is being asked to pay 100% of the remediation costs. That might be right in law, but it cannot be right in fact. What on earth are the Government going to do to safeguard shared owners?

Lord Greenhalgh Portrait Lord Greenhalgh (Con)
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My Lords, I feel the burden, particularly on shared owners, who have a fraction of the equity in their home but face intolerable bills. I am surprised when I hear that social landlords, who should be caring for the people who live in those homes—the nurses and other people who support our NHS—are considering massive remediation schemes, very often for buildings that really require only mitigation at far lower cost instead. An MP raised a case with me yesterday of a nine-metre building where shared owners are facing bills of £20,000. That is because there is no sense of proportion. Let us get a sense of proportion, protect leaseholders and shared owners, and make sure that the polluter pays.

Lord McFall of Alcluith Portrait The Lord Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith)
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My apologies to Members. My list was the list for the fourth Question, not the third Question. I think we are on the right track again if I call the noble Baroness, Lady Chakrabarti.

Gypsies and Travellers

Debate between Lord McFall of Alcluith and Lord Greenhalgh
Thursday 4th November 2021

(2 years, 5 months ago)

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Lord Greenhalgh Portrait Lord Greenhalgh (Con)
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My Lords, I answered that question in my answer to a previous supplementary: there are no plans to bring in statutory provision, because the previous introduction of a statutory duty simply did not work. We will continue to encourage local authorities to fulfil their duties under their local plans.

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The noble Baroness, Lady Blower, is not present, so I call the noble Lord, Lord Mann.

Net Zero: Social Market Foundation Report

Debate between Lord McFall of Alcluith and Lord Greenhalgh
Monday 1st November 2021

(2 years, 5 months ago)

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Lord Greenhalgh Portrait Lord Greenhalgh (Con)
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My Lords, it is right that it is easier for London to hit the target of net zero by 2050, given its starting point. But levelling up is about improving living standards and unleashing enterprise and growth across all parts of the UK, and spreading opportunity. It is important to see how the £4.8 billion levelling-up fund is allocated to deal with the noble Lord’s point, but we also need to leverage private sector funding. Our estimates are that the fund will leverage substantial private sector income to achieve the green revolution that we all want.

Lord McFall of Alcluith Portrait The Lord Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith)
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My Lords, all supplementary questions have been asked and we now move to the next Question.

Buildings: Cladding

Debate between Lord McFall of Alcluith and Lord Greenhalgh
Thursday 28th October 2021

(2 years, 5 months ago)

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Lord Greenhalgh Portrait Lord Greenhalgh (Con)
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I thank the noble Lord for his colourful question. Of course we want to do all we can to support leaseholders. That is why we are taking the measures that I have already outlined.

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The noble Baroness, Lady Jones of Moulsecoomb, is not present. That concludes Oral Questions for today.

Public Services

Debate between Lord McFall of Alcluith and Lord Greenhalgh
Tuesday 26th October 2021

(2 years, 5 months ago)

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Lord Greenhalgh Portrait Lord Greenhalgh (Con)
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As the Fire Minister, I certainly recognise the importance of the delivery of the vast majority of our fire and rescue services through people who are currently employed by local government. As a former council leader, I know there is a whole host of statutory areas where you would seek to deliver services through people who are directly employed. But increasingly there are areas where you can drive down costs through competitive tendering. That also gives in-house services the opportunity to compete with the market to see whether they can deliver those services more effectively. Competition does drive down costs and increases the quality of the services provided.

Lord McFall of Alcluith Portrait The Lord Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith)
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The noble Lord, Lord Flight, is not present, so I call the noble Baroness, Lady Blake of Leeds.

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Lord Greenhalgh Portrait Lord Greenhalgh (Con)
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My Lords, a significant amount of the councils’ budget is already ring-fenced, including adult social care. It is for local councils to determine how they spend their resources to ensure that they meet local needs. The core spending power in the most recent local government settlement increased from £49 billion to £51.3 billion in this financial year. The ring-fencing of budgets can have the deleterious effect of forcing councils to do something that is not necessarily in the immediate interests of their local residents.

Lord McFall of Alcluith Portrait The Lord Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith)
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My Lords, all supplementary questions have been asked, and we now move to the next Question.

Prime Minister: Meeting with First Ministers

Debate between Lord McFall of Alcluith and Lord Greenhalgh
Wednesday 20th October 2021

(2 years, 6 months ago)

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Lord Greenhalgh Portrait Lord Greenhalgh (Con)
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There is a clear political point there, but also a practical point. We must spend money for its intended purposes, which is why we have bodies such as the National Audit Office to ensure that taxpayers’ money is properly spent. We need to look into how we can have a similar regime for devolved Governments.

Lord McFall of Alcluith Portrait The Lord Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith)
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My Lords, all supplementary questions have now been asked.

Regulation of Property Agents Working Group

Debate between Lord McFall of Alcluith and Lord Greenhalgh
Wednesday 20th October 2021

(2 years, 6 months ago)

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Lord Greenhalgh Portrait Lord Greenhalgh (Con)
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I take this opportunity to pay tribute to the work undertaken by the noble Lord on the wide-ranging recommendations contained in the final report from his working group. I am grateful to him and to all those who contributed. However, he will appreciate that this is a complex area with many interdependencies. Having paused work on it at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, we continue to consider the recommendations in the noble Lord’s report.

Lord McFall of Alcluith Portrait The Lord Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith)
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The noble Lord, Lord Adonis, is not here.

Building Safety Defects: Costs

Debate between Lord McFall of Alcluith and Lord Greenhalgh
Monday 18th October 2021

(2 years, 6 months ago)

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Lord Greenhalgh Portrait Lord Greenhalgh (Con)
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It is quite clear that the building owner and freeholder have responsibility for keeping the building safe. Whether the costs are passed on to leaseholders is a matter for the individual lease, but we are doing all we can to step in to help recoup the money that should rightly be paid by the developers and have also put forward taxpayer funding to the tune of over £5 billion at this point.

Lord McFall of Alcluith Portrait The Lord Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith)
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My Lords, all supplementary questions have been asked and we now move to the next Question.

Minister for Intergovernmental Relations

Debate between Lord McFall of Alcluith and Lord Greenhalgh
Monday 18th October 2021

(2 years, 6 months ago)

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Lord Greenhalgh Portrait Lord Greenhalgh (Con)
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I thank the noble Lord for raising this issue. It is quite clear that you need to have the competence to spend taxpayers’ money. The best way in which to rein them in is, of course, to win at the ballot box.

Lord McFall of Alcluith Portrait The Lord Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith)
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My Lords, all supplementary questions have been asked, and we now move to the next Question.

Leasehold: Building and Fire Safety

Debate between Lord McFall of Alcluith and Lord Greenhalgh
Thursday 16th September 2021

(2 years, 7 months ago)

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Lord Greenhalgh Portrait Lord Greenhalgh (Con)
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We recognise that many people are responsible and that the standard of construction products has not been at the level we expect. That is why we have brought in a construction products regulator, situated in the Office for Product Safety and Standards, to oversee that within BEIS. Obviously, we are looking at how best to ensure that this does not happen in future and that those responsible make a contribution.

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The noble Baroness, Lady Neville-Rolfe, is not present, so I call the noble Baroness, Lady Pinnock.

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Lord Greenhalgh Portrait Lord Greenhalgh (Con)
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We continue to have a number of discussions with members of the G15 housing associations, and particularly with local authorities. The hard yards of achieving a situation in which the same cladding as Grenfell—the aluminium composite material—has been got off around 96% of those buildings, much of that during this pandemic, have required work at every level of government. We will continue to engage with them to come up with practical steps to deal with other buildings with unsafe cladding.

Lord McFall of Alcluith Portrait The Lord Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith)
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My Lords, all supplementary questions have been asked and we now move to the next Question.

Net-Zero Emissions: Planning and Building Regulations

Debate between Lord McFall of Alcluith and Lord Greenhalgh
Thursday 9th September 2021

(2 years, 7 months ago)

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My Lords, I point out that our proposed outcomes-based system of integrated assessment will provide the Government with a mechanism to reflect their environmental ambitions, including wider net-zero commitments, in the planning process.

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I call the noble Lord, Lord Berkeley. No? I call the noble Lord, Lord Oates.

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Lord Greenhalgh Portrait Lord Greenhalgh (Con)
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My Lords, I would agree with what the noble Lord said: it is important to join up government and we are making progress in this area. How we intend to do this will be outlined imminently as we respond to the consultation on the Planning for the Future White Paper and set out our legislation in this Session.

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My Lords, all supplementary questions have been asked and we now move to the next Question.

Council Tax

Debate between Lord McFall of Alcluith and Lord Greenhalgh
Thursday 22nd July 2021

(2 years, 9 months ago)

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Lord Greenhalgh Portrait Lord Greenhalgh (Con)
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My Lords, I point out that Westminster has a low-tax policy and sets probably the lowest council tax in the country, and it should be commended for being a low-tax authority. Certain authorities know how to squeeze every penny in every pound, and I commend Westminster on being able to do that.

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My Lords, the time allowed for this Question has elapsed. We now come to the fourth Oral Question.

Mortgages: EWS1 Form

Debate between Lord McFall of Alcluith and Lord Greenhalgh
Tuesday 29th June 2021

(2 years, 9 months ago)

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Lord Greenhalgh Portrait Lord Greenhalgh (Con)
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My Lords, we recognise that there may still be an outstanding problem. Where the building is outside the scope of the RICS guidelines and lenders are still insisting on the form, we ask that sellers take that up with RICS in the first instance. But I point out that 80% of lenders have adopted the RICS guidance formally, so people who are purchasing properties have a choice in the market to go to lenders that will follow that guidance.

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My Lords, the time allowed for this Question has elapsed. We now come to the third Oral Question.

Homeowners: Cladding-related Costs

Debate between Lord McFall of Alcluith and Lord Greenhalgh
Thursday 24th June 2021

(2 years, 10 months ago)

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Lord Greenhalgh Portrait Lord Greenhalgh (Con)
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My Lords, there was media coverage of a medium-rise building where leaseholders and shared owners were facing demands of around £100,000. I was struck by that, not least because the building in question did not have unsafe cladding. There we have a medium-rise building without unsafe cladding, but with some building safety defects that refer to compartmentation. Talk about levying bills of £100,000 seems to be disproportionate, so I have met in that case with the housing association and talked it through with my officials, to encourage them to find a more proportionate approach to keep people safe in these sorts of buildings.

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My Lords, the time allowed for this question has elapsed.

Housing: New Developments

Debate between Lord McFall of Alcluith and Lord Greenhalgh
Thursday 17th June 2021

(2 years, 10 months ago)

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Lord Greenhalgh Portrait Lord Greenhalgh (Con)
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My noble friend is absolutely right that we need homes of all types and tenures. Our reforms will give communities a greater voice from the start of the planning process. The reforms will make planning more straightforward and accessible and make it easier for people to influence local plans and have a say on locations, standards and types of development. The Government are of course committed to home ownership; the First Homes scheme allows a discount of up to 30% of full market value and, of course, there is the £11.5 billion affordable homes programme that will allow for the decent family homes that my noble friend sees as so critical.

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My Lords, all supplementary questions have been asked, so we will move the next Question.

Private Landlords: Tenants with Pets

Debate between Lord McFall of Alcluith and Lord Greenhalgh
Tuesday 15th June 2021

(2 years, 10 months ago)

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My noble friend is right to point out the impact of the Tenant Fees Act 2019. The Government recommend that the rental deposit of five weeks is a maximum rather than a default. Charging a deposit of four weeks’ rent would provide leeway to expand it to five weeks for such things as pet ownership and also to take up some of the suggestions that we have heard today around insurance or potentially looking at rent levels to accommodate wider pet ownership.

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My Lords, the time allowed for the Question has elapsed. We now come to the third Oral Question.

Rogue Landlords Register

Debate between Lord McFall of Alcluith and Lord Greenhalgh
Wednesday 26th May 2021

(2 years, 10 months ago)

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Lord Greenhalgh Portrait Lord Greenhalgh (Con)
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My Lords, one of the measures in our wider reform of the relationship between landlords and tenants is to make sure that landlords are all members of a redress scheme. I will look at some of the other points the noble Baroness has raised as part of that reform agenda.

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My Lords, the time allowed for this Question has elapsed, and we now come to the fourth Oral Question.

Fire Safety: Leaseholder Bankruptcies

Debate between Lord McFall of Alcluith and Lord Greenhalgh
Monday 24th May 2021

(2 years, 11 months ago)

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Lord Greenhalgh Portrait Lord Greenhalgh (Con)
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I thank the noble Lord for that creative idea. We will take it away and ponder it. In reality, we must recognise that the only three ways of helping leaseholders are by providing an additional grant, providing a financing scheme—of which we will provide details—or levelling a tax on the polluters, namely the developers that caused this problem in the first place.

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My Lords, all supplementary questions have been asked. We now move to the next Oral Question.

Social Housing

Debate between Lord McFall of Alcluith and Lord Greenhalgh
Monday 24th May 2021

(2 years, 11 months ago)

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Lord Greenhalgh Portrait Lord Greenhalgh (Con)
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My Lords, in the last 10 years we have built more affordable homes than in the previous 10. We have seen around 148,000 homes built specifically for social rent in the last decade, and through this programme we are proposing to build more. The real revolution that has occurred is in the number of council homes: councils have built 29,993—nearly 30,000—affordable homes in the last decade, up from a paltry 2,994 over the previous 13 years. That is a record to be proud of.

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My Lords, all supplementary questions have now been asked.

Rent Arrears: Covid-19

Debate between Lord McFall of Alcluith and Lord Greenhalgh
Thursday 20th May 2021

(2 years, 11 months ago)

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Lord Greenhalgh Portrait Lord Greenhalgh (Con)
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My noble friend will be pleased to know that, to support landlords, mortgage lenders have agreed to offer payment holidays of up to six months, including for buy-to-let mortgages. Although that is available only until July 2021, from 1 April 2021 there have been moves to enable forbearance options tailored to the individual landlord.

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My Lords, the time allowed for this Question has elapsed. We now come to the fourth Oral Question.

Tower Blocks: Cladding

Debate between Lord McFall of Alcluith and Lord Greenhalgh
Wednesday 12th May 2021

(2 years, 11 months ago)

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I simply do not accept that personal attack on the Prime Minister. This is a Prime Minister who has committed an unprecedented sum of money. Let us remember that, when I took office, only £600 million had been committed to the remediation of unsafe cladding. In the first Budget in his time as Prime Minister, £1 billion was committed—and now a further £3.5 billion. This is a Prime Minister committed to ensuring that the tragedy of Grenfell Tower never happens again.

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My Lords, all supplementary questions have been asked. We now come to a number of First Readings.

Wales: Replacement Funding

Debate between Lord McFall of Alcluith and Lord Greenhalgh
Wednesday 3rd March 2021

(3 years, 1 month ago)

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What applies to Cornwall will apply to other areas. Further details on the operation of the fund will be set out in the UK-wide investment framework for the UK shared prosperity fund that will be published in 2021. The funding profile for the UK shared prosperity fund will form part of the next spending review.

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My Lords, the time allowed for this Question has elapsed.

Northampton Town Football Club

Debate between Lord McFall of Alcluith and Lord Greenhalgh
Wednesday 3rd March 2021

(3 years, 1 month ago)

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I am not entirely sure I got the gist of the question. I am sure that the noble Lord agrees with the sentiment that we should learn the lessons of this transaction and ensure that future investment is properly secured.

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My Lords, all supplementary questions have been asked and we now move to the second Oral Question.

Housing: Cladding

Debate between Lord McFall of Alcluith and Lord Greenhalgh
Tuesday 22nd September 2020

(3 years, 7 months ago)

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Lord Greenhalgh Portrait Lord Greenhalgh (Con)
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My Lords, I have had a number of discussions with lenders, including a round table in June, to encourage them to take a more proportionate approach to risk in this regard. We recognise the points that the noble Baroness raises. However, I would say that, a number of times, we have seen buildings remediated through warranties, but also through building owners stepping up and paying for that remediation. Finally, we have asked Michael Wade, a senior adviser to the department, to look at ways of making remediation costs affordable to leaseholders if they do fall on them.

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My Lords, the time allowed for this Question has elapsed.

Devolution in England

Debate between Lord McFall of Alcluith and Lord Greenhalgh
Tuesday 22nd September 2020

(3 years, 7 months ago)

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My Lords, the noble Baroness makes the important point that we need to move quickly and make decisions so that we are clear about the future. I have assured the House that unitarisation will not be a topdown, blanket approach and we will not see the wholesale abolition of districts.

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My Lords, all supplementary questions have been asked and we move on to the next Question.

Planning

Debate between Lord McFall of Alcluith and Lord Greenhalgh
Wednesday 16th September 2020

(3 years, 7 months ago)

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My Lords, I will have to write to the noble Baroness about that suggestion.

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Baroness Bakewell. No? My Lords, all supplementary questions have been asked. We now move to the next Question.

Housing: New Homes

Debate between Lord McFall of Alcluith and Lord Greenhalgh
Tuesday 8th September 2020

(3 years, 7 months ago)

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Lord Greenhalgh Portrait Lord Greenhalgh (Con)
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My Lords, I recognise the antipathy for development in some places that the noble Baroness has pointed out, but two-thirds of local authorities are building in line with their housing need. The current approach and the consultation on housing need to take into account a number of factors and provide a start point for a dialogue about the number of homes that are needed to be built in next decade.

Lord McFall of Alcluith Portrait The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith)
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My Lords, the time allowed for this Question has elapsed.