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Home Information Packs

Volume 501: debated on Wednesday 25 November 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the number of home information packs produced in each month since August 2007. (300706)

The Department does not have a record of the number of HIPs produced. As HIPs must include an energy performance certificate (EPC), estimates are based on the number of EPCs lodged on the EPC register. The following table shows:

The number of EPCs lodged on the EPC Register between 1 August 2007 and 21 September 2008. These totals include some 87,000 EPCs produced by local authorities and housing associations for rented homes as part of the social housing pilot.

The number of EPCs produced for marketed sales since 22 September 2008. These totals are listed on a weekly basis and exclude EPCs for new homes using SAP as it is not possible to distinguish between EPCs produced in respect of new homes being built for rent and those being built for sale.

Number

August 2007

24,915

September 2007

63,542

October 2007

85,192

November 2007

50,080

December 2007

28,834

January 2008

74,161

February 2008

101,176

March 2008

96,187

April 2008

113,801

May 2008

93,906

June 2008

88,316

July 2008

92,102

August 2008

96,665

1 September 2008 - 21 September 2008

74,995

22 September 2008 - 28 September 2008

23,513

29 September 2008 - 2 November 2008

141,914

3 November 2008 -30 November 2008

51,943

1 December 2008 - 4 January 2009

36,046

5 January 2009 - 1 February 2009

48,217

2 February 2009 - 1 March 2009

57,340

2 March 2009 - 29 March 2009

67,710

30 March 2009 - 3 May 2009

90,130

4 May 2009 - 31 May 2009

68,668

1 June 2009 - 5 July 2009

92,118

6 July 2009 - 2 August 2009

72,631

3 August 2009 - 30 August 2009

72,799

31 August 2009 - 4 October 2009

92,214

5 October 2009 - 1 November 2009

66,106