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Home Condition Reports/Information Packs

Volume 451: debated on Wednesday 8 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 9 October 2006, Official Report, column 376W, on home condition reports, when she expects negotiations and procurement to have been completed. (95778)

Good progress is being made on the procurement and the negotiations for the home condition report register with the preferred supplier Landmark Information Group. We expect to award the contract shortly.

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 4 September 2006, Official Report, column 1656W, on Home Condition Reports/Information Packs, if she will place in the Library copies of the written advice provided by the Information Commissioner. (94749)

The Department for Communities and Local Government had various discussions with the Information Commissioner’s Office on the Register of Home Condition Reports, The Information Commissioner’s Office did not provide a formal response document.

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what her estimate is of the cost of a home information pack for an average leasehold (a) flat and (b) house. (94825)

I refer the hon. Member to my answer of 6 November 2006 (question 94852).

We do not have a separate assessment of the likely cost of packs for leasehold properties.