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Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment

Volume 492: debated on Wednesday 20 May 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many contracts have been let by the Homes and Communities Agency and its predecessor bodies to the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment in each of the last five years; what the monetary value of each such contract was; and what services were supplied under each such contract. (276538)

The Homes and Communities Agency and its predecessor bodies have not let any contracts to the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment in the last five years.

The Homes and Communities Agency and its predecessor bodies have however, worked on a number of joint projects and programmes with the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment to which the respective organisations have contributed appropriately under the Government's guidance for joint working between public bodies.

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much has been spent by the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment on tendering for contracts from the Homes and Communities Agency and its predecessor bodies in each of the last three years. (276539)

The Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE) has not spent anything on tendering for contracts from the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) or its predecessor bodies in each of the last three years. CABE is a statutory non-departmental public body. It has worked in partnership with the HCA and its predecessor bodies, the Housing Corporation and English Partnerships, on a number of joint projects. In these circumstances, each organisation contributes appropriately, in accordance with Government guidance for joint working between public bodies. This is to avoid duplication of effort and to ensure that each brings to the project the benefit of its distinct capabilities and separate and different statutory functions.