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Competent Persons Scheme

Volume 453: debated on Monday 27 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when her Department will issue the accreditation framework to assess schemes to register companies and individuals for self-certification in respect of the Competent Persons Scheme. (103111)

This Department expects all competent person self-certification schemes authorised under para 4(a) of Schedule 1 to the Building Act 1984 to seek and achieve, from the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS), suitable accreditation. We have discussed with UKAS and the competent person scheme operators the standard and criteria for accreditation and will continue this. When these are agreed they will be made publicly available.