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Seller's Pack

Volume 407: debated on Monday 23 June 2003

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To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what progress he has made on the introduction of a seller's pack. [121056]

The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister published for consultation on 31 March 2003 the draft Housing Bill, Part 5 of which contains provisions for the introduction of mandatory home information packs throughout England and Wales. The draft Bill is currently before the Select Committee on the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister for pre-legislative scrutiny. It is planned to introduce the Bill as soon as Parliamentary time allows.The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister also published on 31 March consultation papers on the contents of the home information pack and on the application of the pack to homes in low value low demand areas.