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Home Information Packs: Enforcement

Volume 464: debated on Monday 15 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what funding has been provided under the new burden principle to local authority building control departments to enforce home information packs and energy performance certificates for new build properties. (156565)

No funding is being provided under the new burden principle to local authority building control departments to enforce energy performance certificates for new build properties because the Building (Local Authority Charges) Regulations 1998 requires local authorities to set their own charging schemes to recover the cost of their prescribed building control functions. Home information packs are enforced by the local weights and measures authority and not by local authority building control: authorities have been given additional funding to do so.