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Home Information Packs

Volume 504: debated on Thursday 21 January 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Clwyd West of 8 December 2009, Official Report, column 297W, on home information packs, when the 2010 report on the effectiveness of the home information packs programme will be published; by whom the report is being produced; using what methodology; and at what cost. (311518)

We intend to evaluate the effectiveness of HIPs by updating 'The HIP Baseline Research Report', published in January 2007. A copy of the report is available at

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

We are currently in the process of commissioning the study through the established contract tender process, so the timing and cost have yet to be finalised. I expect the interim results could be available in summer 2010.