A Quiet Word:
Lobbying, Crony Capitalism
and Broken Politics in Britain

The Communities and Local Government Select Committee is a select committee of the House of Commons in the Parliament of the United Kingdom. The remit of the Committee is to examine the work, the expenditure, administration and policies of the Department for Communities and Local Government and its associated public bodies. [1]
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September 2013

Building Regulations

  • Steve Bratt, Group Executive Officer, Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA) gave evidence on 2 Sep. [112]
  • Martin Bruno, Chief Operating Officer, National Association of Professional Inspectors and Testers (NAPIT) gave evidence on 2 Sep. [112]
  • Philip Buckle, Director General, Electrical Safety Council (ESC) gave evidence on 2 Sep. [112]
  • Emma Clancy, Electrical Safety Council gave evidence on 2 Sep. [112]

High Streets and Town Centres

  • Mary Portas, Leader, Independent Review into the Future of the High Street gave evidence on 2 Sep. [111]

Knight Review of Fire and Rescue Service

July 2013

Examination of Witness

KNIGHT REVIEW OF FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICE

  • Sir Ken Knight, former Chief Fire and Rescue Adviser for England gave evidence on 15 Jul. [109]

June 2013

Greater London Authority Act 2007

  • Professor John Stewart, University of Birmingham gave evidence on 5 Jun. [100]
  • Professor Tony Travers, London School of Economics gave evidence on 5 Jun. [100]
  • Sir Edward Lister, Chief of Staff to the Mayor of London, Deputy Mayor for Planning gave evidence on 10 Jun. [101]
  • Martin Hoscik, Editor, MayorWatch gave evidence on 10 Jun. [101]
  • Mayor Jules Pipe, London Councils gave evidence on 10 Jun. [101]
  • Richard Tracey JP AM, Chair, London Waste and Recycling Board gave evidence on 10 Jun. [101]
  • Darren Johnson AM, Chair, London Assembly gave evidence on 17 Jun. [110]

Minutes of EvidenceHC 163

PLANNING ISSUES

May 2013

Chief Fire and Rescue Adviser

Examination of Witness

Minutes of EvidenceHC 163

Minutes of EvidenceHC 50

April 2013

DECENTRALISATION

  • Rt Hon Greg Clark MP, Financial Secretary to the Treasury gave evidence on 15 Apr. [92]
  • Rt Hon Don Foster MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government gave evidence on 15 Apr. [92]

March 2013

Codification of the Relationship between Central and Local Government

  • Mr Graham Allen MP, Chair of the Political and Constitutional Reform Committee gave evidence on 11 Mar. [89]

Minutes of EvidenceHC 50

Private Rented Sector

February 2013

Building Regulations applying to electrical installation and repairs in dwellings

Examination of Witness

  • Sir Adrian Montague CBE, Leader of the Review of the Barriers to Institutional Investment in Private Rented Homes gave evidence on 11 Feb. [104]

Minutes of EvidenceHC 50

Private Rented Sector

January 2013

IMPLEMENTATION OF WELFARE REFORM BY LOCAL AUTHORITIES

  • Councillor Graham Chapman, Nottingham City Council gave evidence on 7 Jan. [81]
  • Lesley Pigott, Assistant Director of Finance, Camden Council gave evidence on 7 Jan. [81]
  • Steve Thompson, Blackpool Council gave evidence on 7 Jan. [81]
  • Andrew Stevens, Assistant Director, Customer Delivery, Thanet District Council gave evidence on 7 Jan. [81]
  • Steve White, Chief Executive, The Hyde Group gave evidence on 7 Jan. [81]
  • Chris Town, Residential Landlords Association gave evidence on 7 Jan. [81]
  • Paul Howarth, Director, Welfare Reform Club gave evidence on 7 Jan. [81]
  • Gillian Guy, Citizens Advice Bureau gave evidence on 28 Jan. [83]
  • Kate Webb, Shelter gave evidence on 28 Jan. [83]
  • Kevin Dodd, Chief Executive, Wakefield and District Housing gave evidence on 28 Jan. [83]
  • Mr Mark Prisk MP, Minister for Housing, DCLG gave evidence on 28 Jan. [83]
  • Lord Freud, DWP gave evidence on 28 Jan. [83]

PROFESSOR CHRIS BENTLEY

  • Professor Chris Bentley, Independent Population Health Consultant gave evidence on 7 Jan. [80]

Review of planning practice Guidance

THE ROLE OF LOCAL AUTHORITIES IN HEALTH ISSUES

December 2012

Minutes of EvidenceHC 833

The role of local authorities in health issues

The work of the department

  • Rt Hon Eric Pickles, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government gave evidence on 12 Dec. [78]
  • Mark Prisk, Minister of State for Housing and Local Government gave evidence on 12 Dec. [78]
  • Nick Boles, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Planning) gave evidence on 12 Dec. [78]
  • Rt Hon Don Foster, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State gave evidence on 12 Dec. [78]
  • Brandon Lewis, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State gave evidence on 12 Dec. [78]

November 2012

The PERFORMANCE of the department

  • Sir Bob Kerslake, Permanent Secretary, DCLG gave evidence on 12 Nov. [75]
  • Sir Michael Pitt, Planning Inspectorate gave evidence on 12 Nov. [75]
  • David Prout, Director General, Localism, DCLG gave evidence on 12 Nov. [75]
  • Pat Ritchie, Homes and Communities Agency gave evidence on 12 Nov. [75]
  • Sue Higgins, Director General, Finance and Corporate Services, DCLG gave evidence on 12 Nov. [75]
  • Peter Schofield, Director General, Neighbourhoods, DCLG gave evidence on 12 Nov. [75]

THE ROLE OF LOCAL AUTHORITIES IN HEALTH ISSUES

  • David Buck, Senior Fellow, Public Health and Inequalities, The King’s Fund gave evidence on 21 Nov. [76]
  • Dr Nicholas Hicks, Milton Keynes Director of Public Health and Programme Director for Public Health at the NHS Commissioning Board gave evidence on 21 Nov. [76]
  • Graham Jukes, Chartered Institute of Environmental Health gave evidence on 21 Nov. [76]
  • Dr John Middleton, Vice President, UK Faculty of Public Health and Director of Public Health, Sandwell PCT gave evidence on 21 Nov. [76]
  • Duncan Selbie, Public Health England gave evidence on 21 Nov. [76]

The Work of the housing ombudsman

October 2012

COUNCILLORS AND THE COMMUNITY

  • Councillor Robert Gordon CBE, Hertfordshire County Council gave evidence on 17 Oct. [71]
  • Councillor Stephen Giles-Medhurst, Hertfordshire County Council gave evidence on 17 Oct. [71]
  • Councillor Lucinda Yeadon, Leeds City Council gave evidence on 17 Oct. [71]
  • Councillor Stewart Golton, Leeds City Council gave evidence on 17 Oct. [71]
  • Paul Wheeler, Director, Political Skills Forum gave evidence on 22 Oct. [72]
  • Nan Sloane, Director, Centre for Women and Democracy gave evidence on 22 Oct. [72]
  • Robert Howard, former councillor gave evidence on 22 Oct. [72]
  • Councillor Robert Knowles, Leader, Waverley Borough Council gave evidence on 22 Oct. [72]
  • Councillor Alycia James, Lancaster City Council gave evidence on 22 Oct. [72]
  • Councillor Rowan Draper, Stafford Borough Council gave evidence on 22 Oct. [72]
  • Councillor Simon Killane, Wiltshire Council gave evidence on 22 Oct. [72]
  • Councillor Marianne Overton, Lincolnshire County Council and North Kesteven District Council gave evidence on 22 Oct. [72]
  • Olly Buston, Labour Party gave evidence on 29 Oct. [73]
  • Steve Hitchins, Lead, Be a Councillor programme, Liberal Democrats gave evidence on 29 Oct. [73]
  • Robert Neill MP, Vice Chairman, Local Government, Conservative Party gave evidence on 29 Oct. [73]
  • Brandon Lewis MP, Department for Communities and Local Government gave evidence on 29 Oct. [73]

PLANNING, HOUSING AND GROWTH

September 2012

THE CO-OPERATIVE COUNCIL

July 2012

COUNCILLORS AND THE COMMUNITY

  • Dame Jane Roberts, former Chair of the Councillors Commission gave evidence on 2 Jul. [62]
  • Professor Colin Copus, De Montfort University gave evidence on 2 Jul. [62]
  • Liz Richardson, University of Manchester gave evidence on 2 Jul. [62]
  • Professor Michael Thrasher, Plymouth University gave evidence on 2 Jul. [62]
  • Councillor Peter Fleming, Local Government Association gave evidence on 2 Jul. [62]
  • Tim Gilling, Centre for Public Scrutiny gave evidence on 2 Jul. [62]
  • Councillor Paul Watson, Chair gave evidence on 9 Jul. [64]
  • Councillor Celia Gofton, Portfolio Holder, Responsive Services and Customer Care gave evidence on 9 Jul. [64]
  • Dr Dave Smith, Sunderland City Council gave evidence on 9 Jul. [64]
  • Councillor Robert Oliver, Conservative Group Leader gave evidence on 9 Jul. [64]
  • Councillor Colin Wakefield, Leader of Independent Councillors gave evidence on 9 Jul. [64]
  • Councillor David Tate, Chair of the Scrutiny Committee gave evidence on 9 Jul. [64]
  • Councillor Dianne Snowdon, Area Vice-Chair, Washington Area and Labour Group Secretary gave evidence on 9 Jul. [64]
  • Councillor Michael Mordey, Policy Member, City Services, Sunderland City Councillors gave evidence on 9 Jul. [64]
  • Councillor Jeff Reid, Leader of Northumberland County Council gave evidence on 9 Jul. [64]
  • Councillor Judith Wallace, Association of North East Councils gave evidence on 9 Jul. [64]
  • Alan Wright, Chairman, City of Sunderland Conservatives gave evidence on 9 Jul. [64]
  • Councillor Tom Wright, Secretary, Washington and Sunderland West Constituency Labour Party, Chair, Sunderland City Labour Group gave evidence on 9 Jul. [64]
  • Geoff Pryke, Delegated Nominating Officer, Wearside Liberal Democrats gave evidence on 9 Jul. [64]

Minutes of EvidenceHC 519

June 2012

THE CO-OPERATIVE COUNCIL

May 2012

EUROPEAN REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT FUND

The Co-operative Council

  • Councillor Steve Reed, London Borough of Lambeth gave evidence on 16 May. [54]
  • Councillor Barbara Brownridge, Portfolio Holder, Co-operatives and Community Development, Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council gave evidence on 16 May. [54]
  • Councillor Ian Parry, Staffordshire County Council gave evidence on 16 May. [54]
  • Professor Tony Bovaird, University of Birmingham gave evidence on 21 May. [55]
  • Catherine Staite, University of Birmingham gave evidence on 21 May. [55]
  • Mark Bramah, Assistant Chief Executive, Association for Public Service Excellence gave evidence on 21 May. [55]
  • Professor Julian Le Grand, Chair, Mutuals Taskforce gave evidence on 21 May. [55]

April 2012

Codification of the relationship between local government and central government

EUROPEAN REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT FUND

  • Dr José Palma Andrés, Director in Regional Policy, responsible for Belgium, France, Ireland, Luxembourg, United Kingdom and Territorial co-operation gave evidence on 30 Apr. [52]
  • Councillor Peter Box CBE, Local Government Association gave evidence on 30 Apr. [52]
  • Linda Edworthy, CEDOS/ADEPT gave evidence on 30 Apr. [52]
  • Dr José Palma Andrés, Director in Regional Policy, responsible for Belgium, France, Ireland, Luxembourg, United Kingdom and Territorial co-operation gave evidence on 30 Apr. [63]
  • Councillor Peter Box CBE, Local Government Association gave evidence on 30 Apr. [63]
  • Linda Edworthy, CEDOS/ADEPT gave evidence on 30 Apr. [63]

Examination of Witness

Minutes of EvidenceHC 431

  • Guy Crivello, Care for Community Living Ltd gave evidence on 23 Apr. [65]
  • Brian Thompson, University of Liverpool gave evidence on 23 Apr. [65]
  • Robert Murrow, gave evidence on 23 Apr. [65]
  • Dr Jane Martin, Chairman of the Commission for Local Administration in England gave evidence on 30 Apr. [66]
  • Anne Seex, Vice Chairman of the Commission for Local Administration in England gave evidence on 30 Apr. [66]

Park Homes

THE WORK OF THE

  • Dr Jane Martin, Chairman of the Commission for Local Administration in England gave evidence on 30 Apr. [51]
  • Anne Seex, Vice Chairman of the Commission for Local Administration in England gave evidence on 30 Apr. [51]

THE WORK OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT OMBUDSMAN

  • Guy Crivello, Managing Director, Care for Community Living Ltd gave evidence on 23 Apr. [50]
  • Dr Brian Thompson, University of Liverpool gave evidence on 23 Apr. [50]
  • Robert Murrow, gave evidence on 23 Apr. [50]

March 2012

Minutes of EvidenceHC 177-ii

  • Ken Ayres, Acting Chair, Park Home Residents’ Association gave evidence on 5 Mar. [57]
  • Tony Boardman, park home resident gave evidence on 5 Mar. [57]
  • David Buckle, park home resident gave evidence on 5 Mar. [57]
  • Pauline Jones, park home resident gave evidence on 5 Mar. [57]
  • Wendy Stephens, park home resident gave evidence on 5 Mar. [57]
  • Richard Grigg, Owner, Stour Park Site gave evidence on 5 Mar. [57]
  • David Curson, Berkeleyparks gave evidence on 5 Mar. [57]
  • Paul Tarr, Berkeleyparks gave evidence on 5 Mar. [57]
  • Councillor Roger West, Elected Member gave evidence on 5 Mar. [57]
  • Councillor Lawrence Williams, Elected Member gave evidence on 5 Mar. [57]
  • Maria Battle, Consumer Focus Wales gave evidence on 12 Mar. [58]
  • Brian Doick, President, National Association of Park Home Residents gave evidence on 12 Mar. [58]
  • Sonia McColl, Founder, Park Home Owners Justice campaign gave evidence on 12 Mar. [58]
  • Alan Savory MBE, Government Liaison Representative, Independent Park Home Advisory Service gave evidence on 12 Mar. [58]
  • Katy Buswell, Director, Buswell Parks gave evidence on 12 Mar. [58]
  • Alicia Dunne, National Caravan Council gave evidence on 12 Mar. [58]
  • Ros Pritchard OBE, Director General, British Holiday and Home Parks Association gave evidence on 12 Mar. [58]
  • Malcolm Kent, Managing Director, Keat Farm Park Homes gave evidence on 12 Mar. [58]
  • Mark Colquhoun, Detective Inspector, West Mercia Police gave evidence on 19 Mar. [59]
  • Lyn Collins, Cheshire West and Chester Council gave evidence on 19 Mar. [59]
  • Katie Hooper, Bromsgrove District Council gave evidence on 19 Mar. [59]
  • Martin Fisher, Cornwall County Council gave evidence on 19 Mar. [59]
  • Clive Phillips, Kent County Council gave evidence on 19 Mar. [59]
  • Sylvia Rook, Trading Standards Institute gave evidence on 19 Mar. [59]
  • Alfie Best, Chairman, Wyldecrest gave evidence on 19 Mar. [59]
  • David Sunderland, Estates Manager, Wyldecrest gave evidence on 19 Mar. [59]
  • Jeffrey Small senior, Owner, JBS Park Homes gave evidence on 19 Mar. [59]
  • Jeffrey Small junior, Owner, JBS Park Homes gave evidence on 19 Mar. [59]
  • Gary Self, General Manager, JBS Park Homes gave evidence on 19 Mar. [59]

PARK HOMES

  • Ken Ayres, Park Home Residents' Association gave evidence on 5 Mar. [46]
  • Tony Boardman, park home resident gave evidence on 5 Mar. [46]
  • David Buckle, park home resident gave evidence on 5 Mar. [46]
  • Pauline Jones, park home resident gave evidence on 5 Mar. [46]
  • Wendy Stephens, park home resident gave evidence on 5 Mar. [46]
  • Richard Grigg, Owner, Stour Park Site gave evidence on 5 Mar. [46]
  • David Curson, Berkeleyparks gave evidence on 5 Mar. [46]
  • Paul Tarr, Berkeleyparks gave evidence on 5 Mar. [46]
  • Councillor Roger West, Elected Member gave evidence on 5 Mar. [46]
  • Councillor Lawrence Williams, Elected Member gave evidence on 5 Mar. [46]
  • Maria Battle, Consumer Focus Wales gave evidence on 12 Mar. [47]
  • Brian Doick, President, National Association of Park Home Residents gave evidence on 12 Mar. [47]
  • Sonia McColl, Founder, Park Home Owners Justice campaign gave evidence on 12 Mar. [47]
  • Alan Savory MBE, Government Liaison Representative, Independent Park Home Advisory Service gave evidence on 12 Mar. [47]
  • Katy Buswell, Director, Buswell Parks gave evidence on 12 Mar. [47]
  • Alicia Dunne, Deputy Director General, National Caravan Council gave evidence on 12 Mar. [47]
  • Ros Pritchard OBE, Director General, British Holiday and Home Parks Association gave evidence on 12 Mar. [47]
  • Malcolm Kent, Managing Director, Keat Farm Park Homes gave evidence on 12 Mar. [47]

February 2012

BUILDING REGULATIONS APPLYING TO ELECTRICAL AND GAS INSTALLATION AND REPAIRS IN DWELLINGS

January 2012

COMMUNITY BUDGETS

December 2011

NEW HOUSING SUPPLY (FINANCING)

Performance of the department for communities and local government in 2010-11

November 2011

Financing of New Housing Supply

NATIONAL PLANNING POLICY FRAMEWORK

Performance of the DCLG in 2010-11

  • Sir Bob Kerslake, Permanent Secretary gave evidence on 28 Nov. [40]
  • Andrew Campbell, Director of Strategy and Performance gave evidence on 28 Nov. [40]
  • Sue Higgins, DirectorGeneral, Finance and Corporate Services Group gave evidence on 28 Nov. [40]
  • David Prout, DirectorGeneral, Localism, DCLG gave evidence on 28 Nov. [40]
  • Pat Ritchie, Homes and Communities Agency gave evidence on 28 Nov. [40]

October 2011

National Planning Policy FRAMEWORK

Pre-appointment hearing for the Government's preferred nominee for the Chair of the Homes and Communities Agency Regulation Committee

  • Julian Ashby, Chair designate of the Homes and Communities Agency Regulation Committee gave evidence on 31 Oct. [37]

September 2011

Local Government Resource Review

July 2011

Localisation issues in welfare reform

Regeneration

  • Pat Richie, Homes and Communities Agency gave evidence on 4 Jul. [28]
  • Richard Hill, Homes and Communities Agency gave evidence on 4 Jul. [28]
  • Right hon. Grant Shapps MP, Minister of State for Housing and Local Government, DCLG gave evidence on 4 Jul. [29]
  • Andrew Stunell MP, Parliamentary Under­Secretary of State, DCLG gave evidence on 4 Jul. [28]
  • Rt Hon. Grant Shapps MP, Minister of State for Housing and Local Government, DCLG gave evidence on 4 Jul. [28]

June 2011

Regeneration

May 2011

Regeneration

April 2011

AUDIT AND INSPECTION OF LOCAL AUTHORITIES

  • Amyas Morse, National Audit Office gave evidence on 4 Apr. [22]
  • Grant Shapps MP, Minister for Housing and Local Government gave evidence on 4 Apr. [22]

March 2011

AUDIT AND INSPECTION OF LOCAL AUTHORITIES

February 2011

Audit and inspection of local authorities

LOCALISM

January 2011

LocalISM

December 2010

Localism

Proposed Code of Recommended Practice on Local Authority Publicity

November 2010

Abolition of Regional Spatial Strategies: a planning vacuum?

Localism

October 2010

Abolition of Regional Spatial Strategies: a planning vacuum?

September 2010

The work of the Department for Communities and Local Government

  • Rt Hon Eric Pickles MP, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government gave evidence on 13 Sep. [7]
  • Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP, Minister for Housing and Local Government gave evidence on 13 Sep. [7]
  • Rt Hon Greg Clark MP, Minister for Decentralisation and Cities gave evidence on 13 Sep. [7]