asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether they are satisfied that local authority building control departments are complying with the statutory requirements to do no more than break even on the delivery of these services. [H L3426]
§ Lord Rooker:
No. The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister and the Welsh Assembly Government carry out an annual monitoring exercise which has indicated that some local authority building control departments in England and Wales have been accruing what could be considered to be significant surpluses.