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Social Rented Housing

Volume 498: debated on Wednesday 28 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what assessment he has made of the likely effects in allocation of social housing on (a) A8 nationals on the Worker Registration Scheme and (b) A2 nationals on the Worker Authorisation Scheme of giving greater priority to local people; (295695)

(2) what assessment he has made of the likely effects of giving greater priority to local people in allocation of social housing on (a) new age Travellers, (b) Irish Travellers and (c) Gypsies with no local connection to the area in which they are applying for accommodation;

(3) what assessment he has made of the likely effects of giving greater priority to local people in allocation of social housing on (a) migrant workers from member states of the EU prior to 2004 and (b) refugees;

(4) what assessment he has made of the likely effects of giving greater priority to local people on allocation of social housing on non-EEA nationals with (a) indefinite leave to remain and (b) limited leave to remain.

The draft new guidance on the allocation of social housing published for consultation on 31 July was accompanied by a draft impact assessment

http://www.communities.gov.uk/publications/housing/allocationimpactassessment