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Housing: Black and Ethnic Minority Housing Associations

Volume 704: debated on Tuesday 28 October 2008

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How much of the social housing resources has been spent on consultants in connection with the Housing Corporation's induced merger of the black and ethnic minority-led Presentation Housing Association. [HL5746]

The Housing Corporation has not induced a merger of Presentation Housing Association. Presentation's own, independent, board has taken a decision to seek to enter into a partnership with another registered social landlord that is itself financially strong, in order to safeguard the interests of Presentation residents and the public funds invested in Presentation properties.

The details of business operations, including the use of consultants, are matters for the association's board to decide, and are not subject to individual scrutiny by the Housing Corporation.