HC Deb 27 October 2003 vol 412 cc107-8WS
Mr. Skinner

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the total impact on employment in local housing authorities has been where transfers of all or part of the housing stock have taken place. [133773]

Keith Hill

The information requested is not held centrally and could only be provided at disproportionate cost. Large Scale Voluntary Transfer (LSVT) Staff Impacts and Implications Research Report suggests there is no evidence of job losses, rather that some local authorities need to recruit new staff to undertake their strategic housing role post transfer. However, where a local authority transfers all or part of its housing and the local authority considers the sale amounts to a transfer of undertaking, the authority and the new landlord would have to have regard to the Transfer of Undertakings (Protections of Employment) Regulations 1981 (as amended).