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House of Commons

 
 

Thursday 3 December 2015

 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings

 

Housing and Planning Bill


 

[Twelfth and Thirteenth Sittings]


 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

John Healey

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Withdrawn  199

 

Clause  74,  page  30,  line  4,  at beginning insert “Subject to subsection 1(A)”

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

John Healey

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Withdrawn  198

 

Clause  74,  page  30,  line  6,  at end insert “but only where a registered provider of

 

social housing has failed to set a graduated rent charging scheme related to income level”

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

John Healey

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Not called  200

 

Clause  74,  page  30,  line  6,  at end insert—

 

“(1A)    

The Secretary of State must not make regulations under subsection (1) which

 

apply—

 

(a)    

to people aged over 65,

 

(b)    

to people who have a registered disability,

 

(c)    

to people on zero hours contracts,

 

(d)    

to people with seasonal contracts of employment,

 

(e)    

to households where one or more members is in receipt of Employment

 

and Support Allowance,

 

(f)    

where a household member is in receipt of care,

 

(g)    

where a member of the household is a carer for another household

 

member,

 

(h)    

to those living in supported housing, or

 

(i)    

to households in receipt of housing benefit.”


 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 3 December 2015        

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Housing and Planning Bill, continued

 
 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

John Healey

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Not called  201

 

Clause  74,  page  30,  leave out lines 8 and 9 and insert—

 

“(a)    

to be on a graduated scale established by the registered provider of social

 

housing to reflect level of income and affordability in the area,

 

(b)    

to follow a scheme that has been subject to full consultation with tenants

 

and agreed by them,”

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

John Healey

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Not called  202

 

Clause  74,  page  30,  leave out lines 8 and 9 and insert—

 

“(a)    

to be based on the condition of the property with regard to—

 

(i)    

state of repair,

 

(ii)    

age,

 

(iii)    

degree of modernisation/refurbishment,

 

(iv)    

locality,

 

(b)    

in accordance with affordable rents in the area.”

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

John Healey

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Not called  203

 

Clause  74,  page  30,  line  10,  at end insert—

 

“(d)    

to be increased on a tapered system relating to income and level of rent

 

charged.”

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

John Healey

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Not called  204

 

Clause  74,  page  30,  line  10,  at end insert—

 

“(d)    

to take into account the need to promote socially cohesive communities.”

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

John Healey

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Not called  205

 

Clause  74,  page  30,  line  10,  at end insert—

 

“(d)    

to take into account the need to promote mixed communities.”


 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 3 December 2015        

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Housing and Planning Bill, continued

 
 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

John Healey

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Not called  206

 

Clause  74,  page  30,  line  10,  at end insert—

 

“(d)    

take into account local affordability.”

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

John Healey

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Withdrawn  207

 

Clause  74,  page  30,   leave out line 13

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

John Healey

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Withdrawn  211

 

Clause  74,  page  30,  line  13,   at end insert “and shall only apply where the costs of

 

implementation are reasonable as determined by local authority or Housing Association

 

Board of Trustees.”

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

John Healey

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Negatived on division  208

 

Clause  74,  page  30,  line  13,   at end insert—

 

“(c)    

and to be subject to a notice period of one year”

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

John Healey

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Negatived on division  209

 

Clause  74,  page  30,  line  13,   at end insert—

 

“(c)    

and shall be subject to transitional protection”

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

John Healey

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Withdrawn  210

 

Clause  74,  page  30,  line  13,   at end insert—

 

“(3A)    

The Secretary of State must make regulations to provide for the external valuation

 

of high income rents”


 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 3 December 2015        

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Housing and Planning Bill, continued

 
 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

John Healey

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Withdrawn  212

 

Clause  74,  page  30,  line  18,   at end insert—

 

“(6)    

The provisions in this section shall only apply to new tenancies commenced after

 

30 April 2017.”

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

John Healey

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Withdrawn  213

 

Clause  74,  page  30,  line  18,   at end insert—

 

“(6)    

All provisions in this clause shall only apply to where the tenant has been

 

provided with a new tenancy agreement.”

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

John Healey

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Withdrawn  214

 

Clause  75,  page  30,  line  23,   at end insert—

 

“(1A)    

For the purposes of this Chapter high income cannot be set at a level lower than

 

median incomes.”

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

John Healey

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Not called  216

 

Clause  75,  page  30,  line  23,   at end insert—

 

“(c)    

be set with reference to average incomes in the area with high incomes

 

being defined by income falling in the top quartile of incomes in the area”

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

John Healey

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Not called  217

 

Clause  75,  page  30,  line  23,   at end insert—

 

“(c)    

use a definition of high income for this purpose based on at least three

 

times multiple of average income in the area concerned”


 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 3 December 2015        

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Housing and Planning Bill, continued

 
 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

John Healey

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Not called  215

 

Clause  75,  page  30,  line  34,   at end insert—

 

“(g)    

relate to incomes of the tenants only.”

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

John Healey

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Withdrawn  218

 

Clause  76,  page  31,  line  1,   leave out subsection (3)

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

John Healey

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Withdrawn  219

 

Clause  77,  page  31,  line  8,   at beginning insert “Following the adoption of a

 

process agreed with the tenants,”

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

John Healey

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Withdrawn  220

 

Clause  77,  page  31,  line  15,   leave out subsection 2(c)

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

John Healey

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Not called  221

 

Clause  77,  page  31,  line  18,   leave out subsection (2)(d)


 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 3 December 2015        

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Housing and Planning Bill, continued

 
 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

John Healey

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Not called  222

 

Clause  77,  page  31,  line  20,   leave out subsections (3) to (5)

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

John Healey

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Withdrawn  223

 

Clause  78,  page  32,  line  11,   at end insert—

 

“(c)    

should be subject to an external review system.”

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

John Healey

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Withdrawn  225

 

Clause  79,  page  32,  line  15,   leave out subsection (1)

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

John Healey

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Not called  224

 

Clause  79,  page  32,  line  16,   leave out “estimated”

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

John Healey

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Withdrawn  226

 

Clause  79,  page  32,  line  23,   at end insert “without reasonable cause”

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

John Healey

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Not called  227

 

Clause  79,  page  32,  line  24,   leave out subsection (5)


 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 3 December 2015        

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Housing and Planning Bill, continued

 
 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

John Healey

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Negatived on division  228

 

Clause  79,  page  32,  line  28,   at end insert “and such payments will only be applied

 

after replacement costs of the dwelling on a like for like basis, of the same tenure, in the

 

same locality have been deducted by the local authority or registered provider of social

 

housing.”

 

Gareth Thomas

 

Not selected  100

 

Page  32,  line  14,  leave out Clause 79

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

John Healey

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Not selected  229

 

Page  32,  line  30,   leave out Clause 80 

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Clause 81 Agreed to.

 

Clause 82 Agreed to.

 

Clause 83 Agreed to.

 


 

Gareth Thomas

 

Withdrawn  93

 

Clause  92,  page  38,  line  24,  at end insert—

 

“(14)    

The Secretary of State may by regulations require local planning authorities to

 

designate land for use by housing co-operatives”

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Clauses 93 to 95 Agreed to.

 

Clause 96 Agreed to.

 

Clauses 97 to 98 Agreed to.

 



 
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