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Homes and Communities Agency

Volume 498: debated on Wednesday 28 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much was spent on (a) consultancy fees, (b) recruitment agencies and (c) staff costs by each of the regional offices of the (i) Homes and Communities Agency and (ii) Tenant Services Authority since December 2008. (295095)

The amount spent since December 2008:

(a) on consultancy fees

(i) by the Homes and Communities Agency would be available only at disproportionate cost;

(ii) by the Tenant Services Authority was £1,486,400. It is not possible to disaggregate these costs by region.

(b) on recruitment agencies

(i) by the Homes and Communities Agency’s regions (not including corporate staff) was as follows:

Spend (£)

London

4,400

South East (inc. Milton Keynes Partnership)

12,900

North West

7,000

West Midlands

2,900

Other regions’ spend

0

(ii) by the Tenant Services Authority was £30,300. It is not possible to disaggregate these costs by region.

(c) Information on expenditure on staff will be included in the annual reports and accounts of both the Homes and Communities Agency and the Tenant Services Authority 2008-09, which will be published shortly. Both agencies will publish further detail on staff costs in due course.

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much has been spent on corporate branding by the (a) Homes and Communities Agency and (b) the Tenant Services Authority since its establishment. (295097)

I refer the hon. Member to the answer given to him on 2 April 2009, Official Report, columns 1501-2W. There has been no further spend on branding.