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Social Rented Housing: Rents

Volume 508: debated on Wednesday 24 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Peterborough of 2 March 2010, Official Report, column 1160W, on social rented housing: rents, whether an impact assessment has been prepared for his Department's policy on the convergence of social rents. (323998)

Government policy on rent restructuring, established in 2001, was subject to wide-ranging consultation over the summer of 2001. A further public consultation on the treatment of service charges under rent restructuring followed in 2002.

A three-year review of the policy was undertaken in 2004. This was subject to formal consultation including a specific race equality impact assessment. At that time there was no requirement for any other formal impact assessment.