§ Mr. Austin Mitchell
To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he plans to take into account the National Audit Office report, "Improving Social Housing Through Transfer", in his forthcoming statement on council housing finance; and whether he contributed to the NAO report during its preparation. 
§ Mr. McNulty
The National Audit Office worked closely with the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister in researching their report on "Improving Social Housing Through Transfer". This has been helpful in the broader review of the vehicles for the delivery of the decent home target.