Home Information Packs have been slammed as rubbish by Tory MP and AMI chairman John Gummer.
Speaking at the Association of Mortgage Intermediaries annual dinner last night, Gummer insisted the industry will do its utmost to ensure a smooth transition towards the Hip regime despite his ferocious assault, which drew tumultuous applause from the assembled brokers in the audience.
The outburst came after Housing Minister Yvette Cooper slammed the Tory partys negative stance on Hips as being against the consumer interest.
Gummer said: I would be foolish if I thought that Hips were more than a load of old rubbish. They are wrong and misleading but we will carry out our duties as well as can be, and even though we hope Hips will be replaced by something more sensible we will get on with the job.