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Housing Market

Volume 491: debated on Thursday 23 April 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 30 March 2009, Official Report, column 973W, on the housing market, how much her Department has spent on commissioning Heriot-Watt university to produce a new analytical model; and how much she expects the contract to be worth in total. (270598)

To date, the Department has paid Heriot-Watt university £112,444. The final contract value is expected to be £163,256.

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 30 March 2009, Official Report, column 973W, on the housing market, when she expects the research to have been completed by Heriot-Watt university; and when it will be presented to her Department. (270599)

We expect the housing need analytical model commissioned from Heriot-Watt university to be in use within Communities and Local Government, by autumn 2009.