Oona King

Monday, 11 June 2012 00:00


Asked by Baroness King of Bow


To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Hanham on 29 November 2011 (WA 47-9), what were the costs of the Seaside and Country Homes Scheme for each year it has been operated by the Department for Communities and Local Government or Greater London Authority.[HL340]

Monday, 11 June 2012 00:00

Housing Benefit

Asked by Baroness King of Bow

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many housing benefit or local housing allowance claimants in Tower Hamlets were in private rented sector accommodation in each year since 2001.[HL344]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Work and Pensions (Lord Freud): The information requested is given in the table.

Monday, 28 May 2012 00:00


Asked by Baroness King of Bow

To ask Her Majesty's Government how much funding from the Spending Review settlement for 2011-15 the Homes and Communities Agency has made available to (1) Barratt Developments Plc, (2) Bellway Plc, (3) Berkeley Homes Group, (4) Bovis Homes Group Plc, (5) Crest Nicholson Operations Ltd, (6) Galliford Try Plc, (7) Persimmon Ltd, (8) Redrow Regeneration Ltd, (9) Taylor Wimpey UK Ltd, and (10) Telford Homes Plc.[HL345]

Thursday, 24 May 2012 00:00


Asked by Baroness King of Bow

To ask Her Majesty's Government what guidance the Department for Communities and Local Government provides for registered social landlords on the imposition of administration fees on charges for communal energy costs.[HL341]

homepageDuring the battle to host the 2012 Olympic Games, London's amazing diversity was our secret weapon and our winning asset. "Choose London, and you choose the world", we said. We won. Every morning when I drop my kids at school I now see the Olympic Stadium looming up where before there was a wasteland, and I'm incredibly excited – not just about the greatest sporting show on earth, but everything else that comes with it.

However a key criticism leveled at London 2012 has been that local communities, and particularly ethnically diverse communities, have yet to see equal benefit from the games arriving. For example, a few months ago a petition was launched in protest at black-owned business being 'carved out' of Olympics contracts. Perhaps it's no coincidence, then, that the biggest business-focused event happening anywhere in London during the Olympics is powered by London's black community. The African and Caribbean Business Expo, of which I am a patron, shines a light on the UK's diaspora businesses.

Monday, 18 June 2012 13:47

Web links

Climate Change pledge - www.campaignengineroom.org.uk/climatechange

Climate change is the greatest threat to the future of our planet and without action we will not be able to reverse its effects.

This year at the UN conference in Durban, countries can take action to reduce harmful emissions, help create thousands of low carbon jobs and support poorer nations to cope with the effects of a changing planet.

Moti Roti - www.motiroti.com

motiroti is an award-winning arts organisation based in London UK. Its content is migration; its form is art. It works across artforms and boundaries, online and in live spaces, putting participation at the heart of its practice.

Rich Mix - www.richmix.org.uk

Rich Mix is a charity and social enterprise that offers live music, film, dance, theatre, comedy, spoken word and a range of creative activities for people of all ages and all cultures. All profits go back to support our education, arts and community activities which nurture new and local talent.

The Labour Party - www.labour.org.uk

Labour has only been in government for four short periods of the 20th century. However its achievements have revolutionised the lives of the British people. The values Labour stands for today are those which have guided it throughout its existence.

Creative Diversity Network - www.culturaldiversitynetwork.co.uk

The Diversity Pledge is a public commitment by independent production companies, in-house producers and other suppliers to take measurable steps to improve diversity in the industry.

Channel 4 - www.channel4.co.uk

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