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Written Question
Buildings: Fire Prevention
18 Dec 2020

Questioner: David Davis (CON - Haltemprice and Howden)

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of bringing forward legislative proposals to criminalise the behaviour of developers who (a) falsify information and (b) are dishonest about their compliance with fire safety standards.

Answered by Christopher Pincher

Where a developer dishonestly falsifies information of any kind with a view to profiting from it, that would be likely to constitute an offence of fraud by false representation under the Fraud Act 2006.


Written Question
Social Rented Housing
9 Mar 2020

Questioner: David Davis (CON - Haltemprice and Howden)

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how much funding the Government has allocated to new social housing in each year since 2010.

Answered by Christopher Pincher

The Government is committed to increasing the supply of social housing and has made £9 billion available through the Affordable Homes Programme to March 2022 to deliver approximately 250,000 new affordable homes in a wide range of tenures.

The table below provides details on affordable homes programme funding since 2010. This data may also be found in the public domain at https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/hmt-oscar-publishing-from-the-database

Financial Year

Affordable Homes Programme Expenditure

2010/11

£2,660,493,213

2011/12

£1,431,994,000

2012/13

£1,136,633,000

2013/14

£1,219,494,000

2014/15

£1,342,398,000

2015/16

£1,256,863,000

2016/17

£747,333,000

2017/18

£1,308,730,000

2018/19

£1,670,312,000

The way in which our delivery partners Homes England and the Greater London Authority allocate this funding across the country is publicly available. To view the further allocations across England regions and local authorities please see the following:


Written Question
Shared Ownership
22 Jul 2019

Questioner: David Davis (CON - Haltemprice and Howden)

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of the shared ownership model for housing development.

Answered by Kit Malthouse

Between 2010-11 and 2017-18, around 65,000 new Shared Ownership homes have been delivered.

We believe that shared ownership has an important role to play, as part of a diverse and thriving housing market, supporting mixed developments and helping those who aspire to home ownership but may be otherwise unable to afford it. The combination of rent and mortgage will often be lower than the cost of outright purchase and in many areas lower than the cost of private renting.


Written Question
Garden Communities
13 Mar 2019

Questioner: David Davis (CON - Haltemprice and Howden)

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how much funding his Department has allocated to local authorities for the development of new (a) garden cities and (b) villages.

Answered by Kit Malthouse

Across England, we are currently supporting twenty-four locally-led garden communities, to be exemplars of high quality, good design and best practice. This support has included the provision of £31 million of capacity funding to the garden towns and villages and nearly £300 million of infrastructure funding to Ebbsfleet Garden City.


Written Question
Small Businesses: Non-domestic Rates
9 Jan 2015

Questioner: David Davis (CON - Haltemprice and Howden)

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the number of small firms and shops in (a) England, (b) the East Riding of Yorkshire and (c) Haltemprice and Howden constituency which will be affected by the reduction in business rates.

Answered by Kris Hopkins

My rt. hon. Friend, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced at the 2014 Autumn Statement an extra £650 million of support for 2015-16 bills, bringing the total support of 2013 and 2014 Autumn Statement polices to £1.4 billion. This help includes:

  • doubling small business rate relief for a further year. In England, this means an estimated 385,000 properties will pay no rates at all, while a further 190,000 properties will benefit from tapered relief;

  • a 2% cap on the increase of the small business rates multiplier. This is a continuation of the 2% cap introduced in 2014-15 as part of Autumn Statement 2013 measures;

  • increasing the temporary discount for shops, pubs and restaurants with rateable values below £50,000 from £1,000 to £1,500 for 2015-16, benefitting an estimated 300,000 properties in England;

  • extending the existing transitional relief scheme for two years for properties with a rateable value up to and including £50,000.

These measures are in addition to previous Autumn Statement measures that continue into 2015-16, including:

  • a 50 per cent discount for 18 months to new occupants of vacant shops;

  • allowing businesses to keep their small business rate relief for a year where they take on an additional property;

  • business rates relief for empty new builds; and

  • allowing businesses to pay their business rate bills over 12 months, in order to assist with their cash flow.

Central Government also now funds 50% of any local discount granted.

The Department does not collect data on a constituency basis, but Haltemprice and Howden constituency lies entirely within the East Riding of Yorkshire Council boundary. Table 1 attached shows the number of properties in 2014-15 within the East Riding of Yorkshire Council boundary that have benefitted from business rates measures extended in this year’s autumn statement.