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Housing: Floods

Volume 493: debated on Tuesday 2 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what progress has been made in updating the Housing Corporation’s publication Insurance for All for providers of social housing in light of the recommendations of the Pitt report on flooding. (277443)

Recommendation 30 of Sir Michael Pitt’s report was that the Housing Corporation’s publication ‘Insurance for All’ should be updated. This recommendation is being taken forward in line with the Government’s response to the report, which was published on 17 December 2008—see page 67 of the following link:

http://www.defra.gov.uk/environ/fcd/floods07.htm

The timetable for completing this work will be consistent with the TSA’s wider responsibilities for monitoring the overall health of the housing association sector and for establishing the new regulatory framework for social housing during 2010.