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12 December 2023 - Modern methods of construction – what’s gone wrong? - Oral evidence

Committee Built Environment Committee
Inquiry Modern methods of construction – what’s gone wrong?

Tuesday 12 December 2023

Start times: 10:30am (private) 10:45am (public)

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Modern methods of construction inquiry

On Tuesday 12 December the House of Lords Built Environment Committee holds its final evidence session on its inquiry into modern methods of construction.

Meeting details

At 10:45am: Oral evidence
Inquiry Modern methods of construction – what’s gone wrong?
Minister of State (Minister for Housing) at Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities
Chief Investments Officer at Homes England
Senior Manager at Homes England

Possible questions

  • What is your assessment of the progress to date on your ‘five-S’ strategy for MMC: scaling up, standardisation, safety and assurance, soft levels and stimulating the market?
  • You lost money when investing in MMC businesses such as Ilke Homes and L&G, do you think this investment was justified for the potential benefits?
  • In your written evidence you indicated you do not have data available on the mix of MMC categories being delivered through the AHP, or the pre-manufacture score of homes funded. In this instance, how are you measuring the success of the programme in this regard?
  • We’ve heard mixed messages about whether there should be changes to building regulations which consider the risks related to certain types of MMC – do you intend to amend regulations?
  • We have heard that making energy efficiency and net zero requirements more stringent for new homes would incentivise greater use of MMC and deliver more future-proof homes. Do you have any plans to bring forward the Future Homes Standard, which you have committed to introducing in 2025?


Room 3, Palace of Westminster

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