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Housing: Low Incomes

Volume 477: debated on Friday 13 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the average length of time to process a (a) Home2own, (b) Homebuy and (c) first time buyer’s initiative application was in the last 12 months. (201571)

We do not hold data centrally on the average length of time it takes to process a Home2own, HomeBuy and First-Time Buyer’s Initiative application in the last 12 months. This can be provided only at a disproportionate cost.

HomeBuy Agents who administer the HomeBuy scheme and the First-Time Buyer’s Initiative are required to send applicants confirmation of their eligibility status within eight working days of initial receipt of a fully completed application form.

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many applications there were to (a) Home2own, (b) Homebuy and (c) the First-time Buyers initiative in each year since each was established. (201651)

[holding answer 25 April 2008]: We do not hold data centrally on the number of applications that have been received by Home2own, HomeBuy and First-Time Buyer's initiative, since each scheme was established. This can be provided only at a disproportionate cost.