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Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 24 October 2012        

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Prevention of Social Housing Fraud Bill, continued

 
 

(b)    

may not provide for such an offence to be punishable with a fine

 

exceeding level 3 on the standard scale.

 

(3)    

Regulations under this section—

 

(a)    

may provide, in a case where a person is convicted of an offence under

 

the regulations and the act or omission constituting the offence continues

 

after the conviction, for the person to be guilty of a further offence and

 

liable on summary conviction to a daily fine;

 

(b)    

may not provide for the daily fine to exceed £40.

 

(4)    

The appropriate authority may by regulations make provision—

 

(a)    

about defences to an offence under regulations under this section;

 

(b)    

about the commission by a body corporate of such an offence;

 

(c)    

about the conduct of proceedings for such an offence;

 

(d)    

about the time limits for bringing such proceedings;

 

(e)    

about the determination of issues arising in such proceedings;

 

(f)    

about other matters of procedure and evidence in relation to such an

 

offence.’.

 


 

Regulations: supplementary

 

Richard Harrington

 

Brandon Lewis

 

Added  NC3

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

In sections [Regulations about powers to require information in connection with

 

housing fraud] and [Regulations about related offence] “the appropriate

 

authority” means—

 

(a)    

the Secretary of State, in relation to England, and

 

(b)    

the Welsh Ministers, in relation to Wales.

 

(2)    

Regulations under section [Regulations about powers to require information in

 

connection with housing fraud] or [Regulations about related offences]—

 

(a)    

are to be made by statutory instrument,

 

(b)    

may make different provision for different cases or circumstances, and

 

(c)    

may contain incidental, supplementary, consequential, transitional,

 

transitory or saving provision.

 

(3)    

A statutory instrument containing regulations made by the Secretary of State

 

under section [Regulations about powers to require information in connection

 

with housing fraud] or [Regulations about related offence] may not be made

 

unless a draft of the instrument has been laid before and approved by a resolution

 

of each House of Parliament.

 

(4)    

A statutory instrument containing regulations made by the Welsh Ministers under

 

section [Regulations about powers to require information in connection with

 

housing fraud] or [Regulations about related offence] may not be made unless a

 

draft of the instrument has been laid before and approved by a resolution of the

 

National Assembly for Wales.’.

 



 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 24 October 2012        

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Prevention of Social Housing Fraud Bill, continued

 
 

Richard Harrington

 

Brandon Lewis

 

Agreed to  38

 

Schedule,  page  9,  line  12,  at end insert—

 

‘Housing Act 1988 (c.50)

 

3A         

In section 1 of the Housing Act 1988 (meaning of assured tenancy), after

 

subsection (1) insert—

 

“(1A)    

Subsection (1) has effect subject to section 15A (loss of assured

 

tenancy).”’.

 

Schedule, as amended, Agreed to.

 


 

Richard Harrington

 

Brandon Lewis

 

Agreed to  39

 

Schedule,  page  10,  line  3,  leave out paragraph 8.

 

Richard Harrington

 

Brandon Lewis

 

Agreed to  40

 

Schedule,  page  10,  line  8,  at end insert—

 

‘8A      

In section 133(3)(c) (review of compensation order where person subject to

 

confiscation order made in same proceedings), after “Proceeds of Crime Act

 

2002” insert “or an unlawful profit order under section 4 of the Prevention of

 

Social Housing Fraud Act 2012 (or both).”’.

 

Richard Harrington

 

Brandon Lewis

 

Agreed to  41

 

Schedule,  page  10,  line  17,  after ‘if’, insert ‘—

 

(a)    

an order has been made, or it believes an order may be made, against the

 

defendant under section 4 (criminal unlawful profit orders) of the

 

Prevention of Social Housing Fraud Act 2012 in respect of profit made

 

by the defendant in connection with the conduct, or

 

(b)    

’.

 

Richard Harrington

 

Brandon Lewis

 

Agreed to  42

 

Schedule,  page  10,  line  20,  leave out from first ‘of’ to end of line 21 and insert ‘that

 

Act in respect of such profit’.

 

Richard Harrington

 

Brandon Lewis

 

Agreed to  43

 

Schedule,  page  10,  line  21,  at end insert—

 

‘11A      

In section 7(3) (calculation of recoverable amount), after “section 6(6)” insert

 

“or 6(6A)”.’.


 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 24 October 2012        

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Prevention of Social Housing Fraud Bill, continued

 
 

Richard Harrington

 

Brandon Lewis

 

Agreed to  44

 

Schedule,  page  12,  line  8,  leave out paragraph 18.

 

Schedule, as amended, Agreed to.

 


 

Richard Harrington

 

Brandon Lewis

 

Agreed to  45

 

Title,  line  2,  after ‘social housing;’ insert ‘to make provision about the investigation of

 

social housing fraud;’.

 

Bill, as amended, to be reported.

 


 
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