Basingstoke’s MP welcomes Government’s commitment to take her proposals to ensure quality of of new house building forward.
In Westminster Hall Debate : Building Regulations on Wednesday 11 May, the Minister for Local Growth provided assurance that work is being done on Maria's proposals to make the reports compiled during the building of new houses available to the new purchaser.
Maria said, " An important way to make the inspection regime more transparent would be to make the approved inspector’s report available to people who are buying a new home. I would be grateful if the Minister would update the House on his progress in putting a new system in place.”
In the debate on Building Regulations the Minister said:" put on record my appreciation of the work my right hon. Friend has done in this area. She has been a powerful and effective advocate on behalf of her constituents when they have run into such problems. Indeed, in an Adjournment debate much earlier in this Session, we discussed some of the things that she wants to be done.
One of the ideas discussed was to modify the system to allow greater transparency of the process by which approved inspectors ultimately sign off work. Only the other week, I had a meeting with representatives of CICAIR to discuss initial proposals. It is something I intend to take forward, appropriately, to ensure that the system continues to work, while adding layers of transparency in line with my right hon. Friend’s desires and her comments in the House during that debate."
Maria will be looking carefully at the proposals brought forward by the Government and continuing to press for improvements in the quality of new build housing.
The full debate can be read by visiting https://hansard.parliament.uk/commons/2016-05-11/debates/16051154000002…