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National House Building Council

Question for Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

UIN 138357, tabled on 11 March 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, if his Department will make an assessment of the potential merits of establishing an independent public body with responsibility for building warranty, building site inspection and the other functions of the National House Building Council (NHBC) and other warranty providers in the context of recent reports that the National House Building Council approved combustible materials without scrutinising them.

Answered on

16 March 2022

With a view to giving home buyers greater protection, we are considering carefully whether specific requirements around new build warranties are needed.

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