§ Mr. Bill O'Brien
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions (1) when he expects to announce the outcome of the housing spending review; 
(2) if he will make a statement on the procedures for consultations on proposals arising from the housing spending review. 
§ Mr. Raynsford
The Housing Comprehensive Spending Review has received detailed submissions from all the major housing bodies and from other groups with an interest in housing policy. Their views have been taken into account throughout the Review. Discussions have been held with many of the bodies concerned and there will be further meetings as the review is carried forward. The findings of the Review will emerge in Summer as part of the Government's future spending plans. We will consult as necessary on the implementation of proposals.