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Energy Performance Certificates

Volume 496: debated on Tuesday 1 September 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Peterborough (Mr. Jackson) of 8 July 2009, Official Report, column 902W, on energy performance certificates and home information packs, what the reasons are for the difference between the period of validity of energy performance certificates (a) included in and (b) not included in home information packs. (288109)

The reasons were set out in paragraphs 7.1-7.3 of the Explanatory Memorandum to The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) (Amendment No.2) Regulations 2008 which can be viewed online at

http://www.opsi.gov.uk/si/si2008/em/uksiem_20082363_en.pdf