Committee on the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Subject Page

Housing

On this page you can view all reports, special reports, oral and written evidence published by the Committee relating to housing matters. You can also view any Government Replies received by the Committee and details of any current inquiries in this subject area. This is divided into Parliamentary Sessions:

2005-06 | 2004-05 | 2003-04 | 2002-03 | 2001-02

2005-06 | 2004-05 | 2003-04 | 2002-03 | 2001-02

2005-06

Affordability and the Supply of Housing

The Committee announced a new inquiry into the Affordability and Supply of Housing on 11 October 2005. For further details please see the Affordability and the Supply of Housing page.




2004-05

Empty Homes and Low-demand Pathfinders

Eighth Report of the Committee, Session 2004-05, HC 295-I published on 5 April 2005

Written Evidence:

HC 295-II published on 1 February 2005

Supplementary written evidence received by the Committee after 1 February 2005 was published as an appendix to the Report.

Oral Evidence:

Tuesday 8 February 2005, HC 295-i

9.30am    Housing Market Renewal Pathfinder Chairs/Chief Executives: Transform South Yorkshire Housing Market Renewal Pathfinder, Elevate East Lancashire, Bridging NewcastleGateshead and NewHeartlands HMR Pathfinder, Merseyside.

10.10am    SAVE Britain’s Heritage, Merseyside Civic Society and Whitefield Conservation Action Group.

10.40am    Knowsley Council and Bolton Council

11.05am    Hull Gateway HMR Pathfinder and RENEW North Staffordshire HMR Pathfinder

Monday 28 February 2005, HC 295-ii

4.15pm    Audit Commission and the Chartered Institute of Housing

4.45pm    Housing Corporation

5.10pm    Rt Hon Lord Rooker, Minister of State for Regeneration and Renewal, and the Rt Hon Keith Hill MP, Minister of State for Housing and Planning, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister

The Role and Effectiveness of CABE (The Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment)

Fifth Report of the Committee, Session 2004-05, HC 59 published on 9 March 2005

Written Evidence:

HC 1117-II, Session 2003-04 published on 27 October 2004

Supplementary written evidence received by the Committee after 27 October 2004 was published as an appendix to the Report.

Oral Evidence:

Monday 1 November 2004, HC 1117-i (Session 2003-04)

4.20pm    SAVE Britain’s Heritage, Chelsea Society and Bloomsbury Conservation Area Advisory Group

4.50pm    Croydon Council and Manchester City Council

5.15pm    Royal Institute of British Architects and the British Property Federation

5.40pm    Mira Bar Hillel, Property Correspondent, Evening Standard

5.55pm    Rory Coonan Hon. FRIBA, independent design advisor

Monday 13 December 2004, HC 59-i

3.45pm    CABE (Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment)

4.45pm    Rt Hon Keith Hill MP, Minister of State (Housing and Planning), Office of the Deputy Prime Minister and Rt Hon Lord McIntosh of Haringey, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Media and Heritage), Department for Culture, Media & Sport

Government Response:

Cm 6509 published in April 2005

Homelessness

Third Report of the Committee, Session 2004-05, HC 61-I published on 27 January 2005

Written Evidence:

HC 1116-II, Session 2003-04 published on 20 October 2004

Supplementary written evidence received by the Committee after 20 October 2004 was published on 27 January 2005 as HC 61-II, Session 2004-05.

Oral Evidence:

Tuesday 26 October 2004, HC 1116-i (Session 2003-04)

9.30am    Centre for Housing Policy, University of York

10.10am    Shelter

Tuesday 30 November 2004, HC 61-i

9.15am    Westminster City Council and the Association of London Government

10.00am    Salford City Council, South Ribble  Borough Council and South Ribble Key

10.45am    National Housing Federation and the Yorkshire and Humberside Housing Forum

Tuesday 7 December 2004, HC 61-ii

9.15am    Homeless Link, Foyer Federation and Crisis

10.00am    Salvation Army, Nacro (National Association for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders), and the Revolving Doors Agency

Tuesday 14 December 2004, HC 61-iii

9.15am    Mr Paul Goggins MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Correctional Services and Reducing Re-offending, Home Office, and Mr Ivor Caplin MP, Minister for Veterans, Ministry of Defence

9.45am    Dr Stephen Ladyman MP, Parliamentary Under- Secretary of State for Health, Department of Health, and Mr Chris Pond MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work, Department for Work and Pensions

10.15am    Rt Hon Lord Rooker, Minister of State for Regeneration and Regional Development, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, and Ms Terrie Alafat, Director of Homelessness and Housing Support Directorate, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister

Government Response:

Cm 6490 published in March 2005




2003-04

Decent Homes

Fifth Report of the Committee, Session 2003-04, HC 46-I published on 7 May 2004

Written Evidence:

HC 46-II, Session 2003-04 published on 4 December 2003

Supplementary written evidence received by the Committee after 4 December 2003 was published on 7 May 2004 as HC 46-III, Session 2003-04.

Oral Evidence:

Tuesday 9 December 2003, HC 46-i

9.30am        Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) and the            Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH)

10.15am     National Energy Action and the National Consumer Council

10.35am     Disability Rights Commission, Joseph Rowntree     Foundation, Habinteg and the UK Noise Association

10.55am    Anne Kirkham, Head of Decent Homes Finance &     Coordination, Neil McDonald, Director of Housing, and Jeff Hollingworth, Head of Private Sector Renewal Branch, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister

Tuesday 16 December 2003, HC 46-ii

9.15am    Audit Commission and the Housing Corporation

9.50am    UNISON and Defend Council Housing

10.10am  Local Government Association, Nottingham City Council and Liverpool City Council

10.45am  Westminster City Council/City West Homes and Hammersmith and Fulham Commission

Tuesday 13 January 2004, HC 46-iii

9.15am    Bethnal Green & Victoria Park Housing Association and Riverside Housing Association

9.45am    Sunderland Housing Group and Atlantic Housing Group

10.15am    Tenant Participation Advisory Service (TPAS) and Mel Cairns, Environmental Health Consultant

10.45am    Crawley Borough Council

Wednesday 28 January 2004, HC 46-iv

9.15am    National Housing Federation

9.45am    Rt Hon Keith Hill MP, Minister for Housing and Planning, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister

Monday 2 February 2004, HC 46-v

4.00pm    Peter Dixon, Chairman, Housing Corporation

Government Response:

Cm 6266 published July 2004

Building Regulations

Oral Evidence:

HC 432, one-off oral evidence session held on Wednesday 10 March 2004




2002-03

Affordable Housing

Third Report from the Committee, Session 2002-03, HC 75-I published on 3 February 2003

Written Evidence:

HC 809-II, Session 2001-02 [Memoranda submitted to the Urban Affairs Sub-Committee of the Transport, Local Government and the Regions Committee, published on 1 July 2002]

HC 1206-II, Session 2001-02 [Memoranda submitted to the ODPM Committee] published on 22 October 2002

Supplementary written evidence received by the Committee after 22 October 2002 was published on 24 February 2003 as HC 75-II, Session 2002-03

Oral Evidence:

Wednesday 12 June 2002, HC 809-i

10.15am    Council for the Protection of Rural England (CPRE) and Work Foundation

10.45am    Joseph Rowntree Foundation

11.15am    Greater London Authority (GLA)

Thursday 25 June 2002, HC 809-ii

10.00am    Berkeley Homes and Fairview Homes

10.40am    Surrey Local Government Association, Dartford Borough Council and Westminster City Council

11.20am    Peabody Trust and Places for People Group

Tuesday 2 July 2002, HC 809-iii

10.00am    Shelter

10.40am    Countryside Agency

11.20am    North East Housing Forum and North West Housing Forum

Tuesday 15 October 2002, HC 1206-i

10.15am    Tower Hamlets Council

10.45am    Hammersmith & Fulham Council

11.15am    Cambridge City Council, Addenbrooke's Hospital Trust and the Keep London Working SRB Partnership

Tuesday 22 October 2002, HC 1206-ii

10.00am    Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE)

10.30am    South East England Development Agency, South East England Regional Assembly and the South West Regional Assembly

11.10am    National Housing Federation and the Chartered Institute of Housing

11.50am    Mike Gahagan, Director of Housing, and  Henry Cleary, Head of Planning, Housing & Growth Unit,  Affordable Housing Unit, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister

Wednesday 30 October 2002, 1206-iii

10.00am    Yorkon

10.20am    Housing Corporation

11.00am    Rt Hon Lord Rooker, Minister for Housing, Planning, Regeneration and Regulatory Reform, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister

Government Response:

Cm 5783 published on 27 March 2003




2001-02

There were no inquiries on housing matters carried out by the Committee in this Session.