HC Deb 07 May 2003 vol 404 cc767-8W
Mr. Crausby

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will make a statement on nominated insurance relating to leaseholders. [111195]

Mr. McNulty

Section 164 of the Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002 will allow leaseholders of houses who are subject to a nominated insurer clause to be able to insure the property with the insurer of their choice provided that certain conditions are met.

National BVPIs and ACPIs 2000–011 National BVPIs 2001–02 National BVPIs 2002–03 National BVPIs 2003–04 Percentage decrease from 2000–01 to 2003–04
Unitaries/metropolitan boroughs 189 123 97 98 48%
London boroughs 189 121 94 95 50%
County councils (including Fire) 134 105 86 85 37%
District councils 91 65 51 53 42%
Fire authorities 18 18 19 19 n/a
1 Includes Audit Commission performance indicators which were replaced entirely in 2001–02 by best value performance indicators.

In order to implement this provision, the form of the notice of cover must be prescribed by regulation. The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister published a consultation paper on 6 May that seeks views on draft regulations that prescribe the form of the notice of cover and also seeks views on additional information to be included in the notice.

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