HC Deb 10 November 2003 vol 413 c37W
Mr. Gordon Prentice

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what economic instruments he has available to him to moderate the rise in house prices; and if he will make a statement. [137572]

Ruth Kelly

Developments in the housing market are part of the overall assessment in setting economic policy. In particular, the 2003 Budget announced the establishment of the Barker and Miles reviews to consider issues on housing supply and finance respectively. Both reviews will submit interim reports at the time of the pre-Budget report.

Mr. Sheerman

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what plans he has to increase the resources available for the expansion of the housing market renewal initiatives, with particular reference to initiatives in west Yorkshire. [136413]

Keith Hill

I have been asked to reply.

I refer my hon. Friend to the answer given on 5 November 2003, Official Report, column 679W.