Committee on the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Formal Minutes

Tuesday 9 May 2006

Members present:

Dr Phyllis Starkey, in the Chair

Mr Clive Betts

Sir Paul Beresford

Lyn Brown

John Cummings

Greg Hands

Martin Horwood

Mr Bill Olner

Alison Seabeck

Rented Housing inquiry

Resolved, That the Committee inquire into Rented Housing.

Ordered, That Professor Steve Hilditch, Professor Steve Wilcox and Professor Christine Whitehead be appointed Specialist Advisers to assist the Committee in its inquiry into Social Rented Housing.

Machinery of Government Changes

Resolved, That the Committee invite the Rt Hon. Ruth Kelly MP, to give evidence to the Committee on departmental and policy priorities following changes in Government structure and the creation of the Department for Communities and Local Government.

 [Adjourned till Monday 15 May at a twenty past Four o’clock.