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Code for sustainable homes and housing standards review inquiry

06 September 2013

The Environmental Audit Committee has launched a new inquiry into the Government consultation on the Housing Standards Review, which proposes “to wind down the role” of the Code for Sustainable Homes.

The Committee will take oral evidence on 9 October 2013 (details will be announced later), and is inviting written evidence on the Housing Standards Review and the plans for the Code by Thursday 3 October 2013, although later submissions may also be accepted.

Submitting written evidence

As part of a scheme to encourage paperless working and maximise efficiency, the Committee is piloting a new web portal for online submission of written evidence. Written submissions for this inquiry should therefore be submitted online.
 
The personal information you supply will be processed in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998 for the purposes of attributing the evidence you submit and contacting you as necessary in connection with its processing. The Clerk of the House of Commons is the data controller for the purposes of the Act. We may also ask you to comment on the process of submitting evidence via the web portal so that we can look to make improvements. If you have any queries or concerns about the collection and use of this information or do not wish your details to be used for the purpose of collecting feedback, please advise the Committee  providing your full name, address, and if relevant your organisation.
 
The Committee invites written submissions on these issues by midday on Thursday 3 October 2013.
 
Each submission should:

  1. be no more than 3,000 words in length
  2. be in Word format with as little use of colour or logos as possible
  3. have numbered paragraphs 
  4. include a declaration of interests.
     

If you need to send a paper copy please send it to:
 
The Clerk 
Environmental Audit Committee
House of Commons
7 Millbank
London
SW1P 3JA

Please note that

  • Material already published elsewhere should not form the basis of a submission, but may be referred to within a proposed memorandum, in which case a hard copy of the published work should be included.
  • Memoranda submitted must be kept confidential until published by the Committee, unless publication by the person or organisation submitting it is specifically authorised. 
  • Once submitted, evidence is the property of the Committee. The Committee normally, though not always, chooses to make public the written evidence it receives, by publishing it on the internet (where it will be searchable), by printing it or by making it available through the Parliamentary Archives. If there is any information you believe to be sensitive you should highlight it and explain what harm you believe would result from its disclosure. The Committee will take this into account in deciding whether to publish or further disclose the evidence.
  •  Select Committees are unable to investigate individual cases.

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Submit evidence online

Written evidence to the inquiry into the Code for Sustainable Homes and the Housing Standards Review must be submitted online.

If you are considering submitting written evidence please read the following guidelines:

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