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Home Information Packs

Volume 461: debated on Thursday 21 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment she has made of the likely effect of the introduction of home information packs on the stability of the housing market. (140454)

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will list the research which her Department or its predecessor has (a) commissioned and (b) undertaken into the effect of introducing home information packs on the economy. (141928)

Communities and Local Government commissioned Europe Economics to carry out independent research into the potential impact of introducing home information packs on the housing market. The results of the research will be published in due course.

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what factors were taken into account when deciding whether to undertake a public consultation exercise in relation to the new plans to introduce home information packs on 1 August only for homes with four or more bedrooms. (143474)

I refer the hon. Member to the statement made by the Secretary of State to the House on 22 May 2007.