Lord Hain

Llafur Peer

@peterhain

Powers of Local Councils

There have been votes in Parliament on the extent of powers devolved to local government on a range of matters from planning to the regulation of street trading.

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Lord Hain generally voted for more powers for local councils

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Major votes

  • On 10 Maw 2015: Lord Hain wedi pleidleisio to let planning authorities insist Londoners wishing to rent out their homes for short periods have specific planning permission to do so on the grounds the authority considers that it is merely "desirable", rather than "necessary" to "protect the amenity of the locality". Show vote
  • On 16 Ebr 2013: Lord Hain wedi pleidleisio to give local councils the power to remove householders' permitted development rights. Show vote
  • On 17 Rha 2012: Lord Hain wedi pleidleisio against an option to make planning applications directly to the Secretary of State in areas where the local planning authority is deemed to be performing poorly. Show vote
  • On 21 Mai 2012: Lord Hain wedi pleidleisio against allowing local councils to retain a proportion of the business rates generated in their area and not to localise assisting those in financial need to pay their council tax. Show vote
  • On 7 Rha 2011: Lord Hain was absent for a vote on London Local Authorities Bill — Clause 4 — Power to Require Name and Address for Council Officers, PCSOs and Accredited Individuals When Issuing FPNs Show vote
  • On 18 Mai 2011: Lord Hain was absent for a vote on Localism Bill — Clause 168 — Designation of Mayoral Development Areas Show vote
  • On 18 Mai 2011: Lord Hain wedi pleidleisio against devolving more powers to local councils and local people particularly in relation to social housing and planning. Show vote
  • On 17 Mai 2011: Lord Hain wedi pleidleisio to limit the power of the Secretary of State to repeal laws considered to detract from the general power of competence for local authorities. Show vote
  • On 17 Mai 2011: Lord Hain wedi pleidleisio against the Secretary of State having the power to implement change a local council's system of governance to a mayor and cabinet executive. Show vote
  • On 11 Mai 2011: Lord Hain wedi pleidleisio to give local councils more powers in relation to school admissions. Show vote
  • On 8 Chw 2011: Lord Hain wedi pleidleisio against proposals which would have allowed the establishment of free schools, resulted in the abolition of a range of teaching related bodies, allowed student loan interest to be charged at market rates, and allowed teachers to search pupils. Show vote
  • On 17 Ion 2011: Lord Hain wedi pleidleisio against devolving more powers to local councils and local people particularly in relation to social housing and planning. Show vote
  • On 17 Ion 2011: Lord Hain was absent for a vote on Localism Bill (Money) Show vote
  • On 13 Hyd 2010: Lord Hain was absent for a vote on London Local Authorities Bill — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 26 Gor 2010: Lord Hain wedi pleidleisio against enabling more schools in England to gain "Academy Status" and the consequent financial independence and removal from local authority control. Show vote
  • On 19 Gor 2010: Lord Hain wedi pleidleisio against enabling more schools in England to gain "Academy Status" and the consequent financial independence and removal from local authority control. Show vote
  • On 19 Gor 2010: Lord Hain wedi pleidleisio against enabling more schools in England to gain "Academy Status" and the consequent financial independence and removal from local authority control. Show vote

Minor votes

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