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Ministerial Corrections

Volume 653: debated on Monday 21 January 2019

Ministerial Corrections

Monday 21 January 2019

Housing, Communities and Local Government

Protection for Homebuyers

The following is an extract from the speech by the Under-Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, the hon. Member for South Derbyshire (Mrs Wheeler) in the Westminster Hall debate on protection for homebuyers on 13 December 2018.

The hon. Member for Ellesmere Port and Neston (Justin Madders) mentioned the £10 ground rent. For a peppercorn to exist there must be a consideration of exchange of money. We are concerned that peppercorn could be open to abuse and therefore we have considered that an amount should be specified in statute. We have chosen £10 because that is the annual amount used for right to buys.

[Official Report, 13 December 2018, Vol. 651, c. 204WH.]

Letter of correction from the Under-Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, the hon. Member for South Derbyshire (Mrs Wheeler):

An error has been identified in the response I gave to the hon. Member for Ellesmere Port and Neston (Justin Madders).

The correct response should have been:

The hon. Member for Ellesmere Port and Neston (Justin Madders) mentioned the £10 ground rent. For a peppercorn to exist there must be a consideration, which can include an exchange of money. We are concerned that peppercorn could be open to abuse and therefore we have considered that an amount should be specified in statute. We have chosen £10 because that is the annual amount used for right to buys.

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Car Production: Solihull

The following is an extract from the Adjournment debate on Car Production: Solihull on 16 January 2019.

I am pleased to remind the House that, on 19 December, the Treasury published a review of the impact of the worldwide harmonised light vehicles test procedure on vehicle excise duty and company car tax. The review is open until 17 September.

[Official Report, 16 January 2019, Vol. 652, c. 1284.]

Letter of correction from the Under-Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, the hon. Member for Watford (Richard Harrington).

An error has been identified in the speech I gave on Car Production: Solihull.

The correct response should have been:

I am pleased to remind the House that, on 19 December, the Treasury published a review of the impact of the worldwide harmonised light vehicles test procedure on vehicle excise duty and company car tax. The review is open until 17 February.