4.Details of the legislative framework for each Part of the Act is contained in the overview.
5.The Act takes forward provisions contained in the Housing Green Paper (2000) and subsequent policy statement, and responses to these documents.
6.The main provisions of the Act have been subject to public consultation and pre-legislative scrutiny following the publication of the draft Housing Bill in March 2003 (command paper 5793 available from Her Majesty's Stationery Office).
7.In relation to Part 5 of the Act, the contents of home information packs were the subject of the consultation paper, "Reforming the home buying and selling process in England and Wales; contents of the home information pack", published in March 2003 and available from the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister. Similar provisions to those in Part 5 were contained in Part 1 of the Homes Bill 2000 which fell when Parliament was dissolved for the general election in 2001.