§ Lord Swinfen
asked Her Majesty's Government:
What is the result of the investigation promised by Baroness Farrington of Ribbleton (H.L. Deb., col. 86) into the possibility of including within guidance to local authorities the improvement of accessibility of housing for disabled people through renovation funded by the Capital Receipts Initiative. [HL2351]
§ Baroness Hayman
My noble friend's remarks did not refer to guidance relating to the Capital Receipts Initiative but were more generally about guidance on how access might be improved during housing renovation. Part M of the Building Regulations does not apply to alterations and recent consultation on extending Part M to new housing retained this limit on application. Resources made available made under the Capital Receipts Initiative may be used to improve the accessibility of housing to disabled people where that is a local priority.