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Housing: Disabled

Volume 474: debated on Tuesday 1 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many homes were used by Tamworth Borough Council to house disabled people in each of the last five years. (195424)

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 19 February 2008, Official Report, column 1996W, on housing: disabled, what the cost to the public purse has been following the settlement; and if she will make a statement. (196237)

The details of the settlement are subject to a binding confidentiality agreement but as my previous answer stated, the Government are satisfied that it represented good value for money.

As also stated in my previous answer the settlement negotiated by the Treasury Solicitor's Department and the Legal Directorate at Communities and Local Government was approved by HM Treasury and counsel as an appropriate settlement representing value for money to the public purse having regard to: the chances of success; professional costs and other fees and expenses likely to be incurred; irrecoverable costs; the duration of proceedings and further delays to the delivery of public services.