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

Monday 28 November 2005

Members present:

Dr Phyllis Starkey, in the Chair

Sir Paul Beresford

Clive Betts

John Cummings

Martin Horwood

Anne Main

Mr Bill Olner

Dr John Pugh

Alison Seabeck

The Committee deliberated.

ODPM Annual Report and Accounts 2005 inquiry

Agreed, that memoranda received to date as evidence by the Committee for the inquiry into the ODPM Annual Report and Accounts 2005 be reported to the House and placed on the Committee’s website.

Evidence session on Affordability and the Supply of Housing

Mr Peter Williams, Deputy Director General, and Mr Bob Pannell, Head of Research and Information, Council of Mortgage Lenders, gave oral evidence;

Professor Alan Murie, Peter Lee, Senior Lecturer, and Dr Ed Ferrari, Lecturer, Centre for Urban and Regional Studies, University of Birmingham, gave oral evidence; and

John Slaughter, Director of External Affairs, Paul Pedley, Executive Deputy Chairman, Redrow, Andrew Whitaker, Head of Planning at the Home Builders Federation, Home Builders Federation, gave oral evidence.

 [Adjourned till Tuesday 29 November at twenty past Four o’clock.