To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what proportion he estimates charges by the Environment Agency will represent of the total costs of the seller's packs proposed in the draft Housing Bill. 
A consultation paper on contents of the home information pack was published on 31 March 2003. This invites views on, among other things, the nature and content of any environmental information to be included in the pack. The cost of obtaining such information from the Environment Agency or other source would depend on the nature and extent of the information required. This cannot be estimated at this time.