Clause 145 — Home Condition Reports

Part of Orders of the Day — Housing Bill – in the House of Commons at 7:50 pm on 8th November 2004.

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Photo of Geoffrey Clifton-Brown Geoffrey Clifton-Brown Conservative, Cotswold 7:50 pm, 8th November 2004

Can the Minister say in what form the register be kept? Will it be kept electronically and who will have access to those records? Will the Government have access to them? There is the suspicion that they could use home condition reports to do the next council tax revaluation for nothing. How will the Data Protection Act 1998 protect people's privacy, given that there will be a lot of very private information in the packs?