House of Lords written question – answered at on 11 February 2013.

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Photo of Baroness King of Bow Baroness King of Bow Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Hanham on 30 October 2012 (WA 120), what assessment they have made of the accuracy of the figures given by One Housing Group as reflecting the views of residents on the Barkantine, Kingsbridge, Samuda and St John's estates in relation to the proposed closure of Island Homes.

Photo of Baroness Hanham Baroness Hanham The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

The decision on whether to give consent to a merger between private registered providers of social housing is a matter for the Homes and Communities Agency. It considers the level and quality of consultation with tenants as part of its decision-making process. On the evidence available to it in the case of the merger of Island Homes with One Housing Group it was satisfied that tenants had been given opportunities to have their say.

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