HL Deb 10 February 2005 vol 669 cc130-1WA
Lord Greaves

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What is their timetable for the commencement of the different parts of the Housing Act 2004, and for the issue of consultation documents, orders, circulars and other documents under the Act. [HL1052]

The Minister of State, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (Lord Rooker)

The provisions referred to in Section 270(1) and (2) of the Housing Act 2004 are already in force. Subject to consultation on the draft orders, and the approval of Parliament, the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister expects to bring the remaining provisions into force on the dates tabled below:

Provision/Part Proposed Commencement
Part 1—Housing Conditions October 05
Parts, 2, 3, 4 and 7—HMO and Selective Licensing October 05
Part 4—Empty Dwelling Management Orders October 05
Part 5—Home Information Packs January 07
Part 6—Remaining Right to Buy Modifications May 05
Part 6—Suspension of Certain Rights in connection with Anti-social Behaviour May 05
Part 6—Extension to Introductory Tenancies May 05
Part 6—Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Needs Assessments September 2006
Part 6—Tenant Deposit Protection July 06
Part 6—Additional power to Give Grants for Social Housing February 05
Provision/Part Proposed Commencement
Part 6—Allocation of Housing Accommodation by Local Authorities April 05
Part 6—Social Housing Ombudsman for Wales June 05

The Government will ensure that all consultation papers, draft regulations and other documents necessary for the proper implementation of the various provisions of the Act will be brought forward at the appropriate times.

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