Housing: Construction

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 15th May 2019.

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Photo of John Healey John Healey Shadow Secretary of State for Housing

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the National Audit's Office press release of 2 May 2019, Investigation into the government’s land disposal strategy and programmes, and its finding that until April 2019 the MHCLG had not published an annual report on the land for new homes programme since February 2017 despite committing to do so, what steps he plans to take to report to (a) Parliament and (b) the public on the progress of the Public Land for Housing programme.

Photo of John Healey John Healey Shadow Secretary of State for Housing

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to improve the transparency of the Public Land for Housing programme.

Photo of James Brokenshire James Brokenshire The Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government

On 2 May, a Progress Report into the Public Land for Housing Programme was published as an update on progress of the 2015–20 Programme, showing progress up to December 2018. The report included information on the progress of the development of sites after they were sold.

The report has been laid in the House of Commons Library and is publicly available via https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/public-land-for-housing-programme-2015-to-2020-progress-report.

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