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House of Commons

 
 

Tuesday 27 November 2012

 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings

 

Mobile Homes Bill


 

Peter Aldous

 

Mr Don Foster

 

Agreed to  3

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  11,  after ‘means’, insert ‘, subject to subsection (8),’

 

Peter Aldous

 

Mr Don Foster

 

Agreed to  4

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  21,  after ‘conditions.’, insert—

 

‘(8)    

For the purpose of determining whether an application for a site licence is a

 

relevant protected site application, any part of the application which is for the

 

licence to permit the stationing of a caravan on the land for human habitation all

 

year round is to be ignored if, were the application to be granted, the caravan

 

would be so authorised to be occupied by—

 

(a)    

the occupier, or

 

(b)    

a person employed by the occupier but who does not occupy the caravan

 

under an agreement to which the Mobile Homes Act 1983 applies (see

 

section 1(1) of that Act).’.

 

Peter Aldous

 

Mr Don Foster

 

Agreed to  5

 

Clause  1,  page  2,  line  25,  after ‘licence’, insert ‘is, subject to subsection (6)’.

 

Peter Aldous

 

Mr Don Foster

 

Agreed to  6

 

Clause  1,  page  2,  line  26,  leave out ‘is’.

 

Peter Aldous

 

Mr Don Foster

 

Agreed to  7

 

Clause  1,  page  2,  line  27,  leave out ‘is’.


 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 27 November 2012        

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Mobile Homes Bill, continued

 
 

Peter Aldous

 

Mr Don Foster

 

Agreed to  8

 

Clause  1,  page  2,  line  29,  after ‘habitation.’, insert—

 

‘(6)    

For the purpose of determining whether land is a relevant protected site, any

 

provision of the relevant planning permission or of the site licence which permits

 

the stationing of a caravan on the land for human habitation all year round is to

 

be ignored if the caravan is so authorised to be occupied by—

 

(a)    

the occupier, or

 

(b)    

a person employed by the occupier but who does not occupy the caravan

 

under an agreement to which the Mobile Homes Act 1983 applies (see

 

section 1(1) of that Act).’.

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 

Clauses 2 to 4 Agreed to.

 


 

Peter Aldous

 

Don Foster

 

Agreed to  9

 

Clause  5,  page  11,  line  5,  leave out from ‘served’ to end of line 7 and insert ‘—

 

(a)    

in the case of action under section 9D, before the end of the

 

period of two months beginning with the date on which the

 

action is completed;

 

(b)    

in the case of emergency action under section 9E—

 

(i)    

before the end of the period of two months beginning

 

with the earliest date (if any) on which a charge may be

 

imposed in accordance with subsection (4), or

 

(ii)    

if the action has not been completed by the end of that

 

period, before the end of the period of two months

 

beginning with the date on which the action is

 

completed.’.

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 

Clause 6 Agreed to.

 


 

Peter Aldous

 

Mr Don Foster

 

Agreed to  10

 

Clause  7,  page  13,  line  23,  leave out paragraph (c).

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 

Clauses 8 and 9 Agreed to.

 



 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 27 November 2012        

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Mobile Homes Bill, continued

 
 

Mr Christopher Chope

 

Mrs Eleanor Laing

 

Withdrawn  2

 

Clause  10,  page  19,  line  11,  at end insert—

 

‘(2A)    

Paragraph 7A(2) shall not apply if the occupier of the mobile home is on a site

 

where—

 

(a)    

there is a residents’ association with members drawn from a majority of

 

the mobile homes on the site; and

 

(b)    

the residents’ association has determined that instead of the provisions of

 

paragraph 7A(2) sub-paragraph (2B) shall apply.

 

(2B)    

Any person to whom the occupier intends to sell the mobile home or to assign the

 

agreement shall be approved by the site owner whose approval shall not be

 

unreasonably withheld.’.

 

Peter Aldous

 

Mr Don Foster

 

Agreed to  11

 

Clause  10,  page  19,  line  34,  leave out ‘only’ and insert ‘without the approval of the

 

owner’.

 

Peter Aldous

 

Mr Don Foster

 

Agreed to  12

 

Clause  10,  page  20,  leave out from beginning of line 12 to ‘information’ in line 13 and

 

insert ‘such’.

 

Mr Christopher Chope

 

Mrs Eleanor Laing

 

Not called  1

 

Clause  10,  page  20,  line  35,  at end insert—

 

‘(11)    

Paragraph 7B shall not apply if the occupier of the mobile home is on a site

 

where—

 

(a)    

there is a residents’ association with members drawn from a majority of

 

the mobile homes on the site; and

 

(b)    

that residents’ association has determined that instead of the provisions

 

of paragraph 7A(2) subparagraph (2B) shall apply.

 

(12)    

Any person to whom the occupier intends to sell the mobile home or to assign the

 

agreement shall be approved by the site owner whose approval shall not be

 

unreasonably withheld.’.

 

Peter Aldous

 

Mr Don Foster

 

Agreed to  13

 

Clause  10,  page  22,  line  44,  leave out ‘only’ and insert ‘without the approval of the

 

owner’.


 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 27 November 2012        

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Mobile Homes Bill, continued

 
 

Peter Aldous

 

Mr Don Foster

 

Agreed to  14

 

Clause  10,  page  23,  leave out line 20.

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 


 

Peter Aldous

 

Mr Don Foster

 

Agreed to  15

 

Clause  11,  page  24,  line  45,  after ‘land’, insert ‘which is occupied or controlled by

 

the owner’.

 

Peter Aldous

 

Mr Don Foster

 

Agreed to  16

 

Clause  11,  page  25,  line  40,  leave out from ‘fee)’ to the end of line 46 and insert ‘—

 

(a)    

before sub-paragraph (1) insert—

 

“(A1)  

In the case of a protected site in England, unless this would be

 

unreasonable having regard to paragraph 18(1), there is a

 

presumption that the pitch fee shall increase or decrease by a

 

percentage which is no more than any percentage increase or

 

decrease in the retail prices index calculated by reference only

 

to—

 

(a)    

the latest index, and

 

(b)    

the index published for the month which was 12

 

months before that to which the latest index relates.

 

    (A2)  

In sub-paragraph (A1), “the latest index”—

 

(a)    

in a case where the owner serves a notice under

 

paragraph 17(2), means the last index published

 

before the day on which that notice is served;

 

(b)    

in a case where the owner serves a notice under

 

paragraph 17(6), means the last index published

 

before the day by which the owner was required to

 

serve a notice under paragraph 17(2).”, and

 

(b)    

in sub-paragraph (1), at the beginning insert “In the case of a protected

 

site in Wales,”.’.

 

Peter Aldous

 

Mr Don Foster

 

Agreed to  17

 

Clause  11,  page  26,  line  4,  leave out ‘since the last review date’ and insert

 

‘calculated in accordance with paragraph 20(A1)’.

 

Peter Aldous

 

Mr Don Foster

 

Agreed to  18

 

Clause  11,  page  26,  leave out lines 12 to 15.


 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 27 November 2012        

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Mobile Homes Bill, continued

 
 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 

Clauses 12 to 15 Agreed to.

 

Bill, as amended, to be reported.

 


 
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