Tag: House of Lords

Government to face ‘tough questions’ over support for seaside resorts

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A cross-party group of peers has promised to push the government for answers on how it will support seaside resorts after they visited Skegness last week. Members of the House of Lords have said they will press the government on issues surrounding support for seaside resorts - and businesses within them - after a fact-finding mission to Skegness. Members of the...

Balppa keen to see industry input to seaside regeneration review

The leisure industry’s trade body, Balppa, has welcomed Parliament’s decision to form a select committee to examine the state of Britain’s seaside resorts. Unveiled by the Lords only last week, Balppa chief Paul Kelly was quick to respond to the initiative, identifying the committee as a key step forward in regenerating the UK’s coast. “I was pleased to see that the...

House of Lords announce Select Committee on seaside towns

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The House of Lords has announced a Select Committee on Regenerating Seaside Towns and Communities. The committee states that since the growth of cheaper foreign holidays, many sea- side towns, which grew as holiday destinations in the 19th and 20th centuries, have fallen into disrepair with poor housing and transient populations. It outlined a broad inquiry in to the challenges...

Lords on the warpath – could amendment pose a threat to AGCs?

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A group of Lords are seeking to attach an amendment to a major crime bill which would give councils the power to deny licenses for all FOBTs, but do the wide-reaching powers pose a threat to AGCs? A group in the House of Lords is attempting to add an amendment to the Policing and Crime Bill which would radically increase...