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House of Commons

 
 

Tuesday 1 December 2015

 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings

 

Housing and Planning Bill


 

[Tenth and Eleventh Sittings]


 

Gareth Thomas

 

Negatived on division  89

 

Clause  56,  page  24,  line  8,  at end insert “except in respect of high value sheltered

 

housing which has been provided or adapted for the use of elderly or disabled people.”

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

John Healey

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Not called  146

 

Clause  56,  page  24,  line  8,  at end insert “with the exclusion of—

 

(a)    

supported housing for older people,

 

(b)    

supported housing units (including self-contained homes where floating

 

support is provided for vulnerable people),

 

(c)    

key worker housing (which includes self-contained flats subject to

 

nomination agreements with 3rd parties),

 

(d)    

units that form part of major regeneration schemes planned or already

 

under way,

 

(e)    

rural settlements,

 

(f)    

homes built for charitable purposes without Government grant and

 

homes provided through Section 106 agreements requiring stock to be

 

kept as social housing in perpetuity,

 

(g)    

cooperative housing,

 

(h)    

Almos, and

 

(i)    

almshouses.”

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

John Healey

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Withdrawn  147

 

Clause  56,  page  24,  line  10,  at end insert “and must be of full market value

 

reimbursement for the discount on the sale of Right to Buy.”


 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 1 December 2015        

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Housing and Planning Bill, continued

 
 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

John Healey

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Negatived on division  148

 

Clause  56,  page  24,  line  10,  at end insert—

 

“(2A)    

The conditions at subsection (2) must include a condition that money equivalent

 

to the market value (disregarding any discount) of a dwelling sold under right to

 

buy and to which the grant applies is spent by the private registered provider on

 

the provision of affordable housing in the same county, including at least one new

 

home replacing that sold which is—

 

(a)    

of the same tenure,

 

(b)    

located in the same local authority area, and

 

(c)    

in accordance with assessed local housing need.”

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

John Healey

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Withdrawn  149

 

Clause  56,  page  24,  line  13,  at end insert—

 

“(4)    

Grants must not be payable on properties bought and turned into buy to let

 

dwellings within ten years”.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

John Healey

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Not called  150

 

Clause  57,  page  24,  line  18,  at end insert “and must be of full market value

 

reimbursement for the discount.”

 

Sadiq Khan

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

John Healey

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Ms Harriet Harman

 

Jim Fitzpatrick

 

Emily Thornberry

 

Vicky Foxcroft

 

Helen Hayes

 

Tulip Siddiq

 

Wes Streeting

 

Gareth Thomas

 

Andy Slaughter

 

Kate Osamor

 

Stephen Timms

 

Meg Hillier

 

Ms Karen Buck

 

Dawn Butler

 

Mr Chuka Umunna

 

Stephen Pound

 

Catherine West

 

Rushanara Ali

 

Mr Virendra Sharma

 

Not called  151

 

Clause  57,  page  24,  line  18,  at end insert—

 

“(3)    

The conditions at subsection (2) must include a condition that money equivalent

 

to the market value (disregarding any discount) of a dwelling sold under Right to

 

Buy and to which the grant applies is spent by the private registered provider on


 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 1 December 2015        

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Housing and Planning Bill, continued

 
 

the provision of affordable housing in London, including at least one new home

 

replacing that sold which is—

 

(a)    

of the same tenure,

 

(b)    

located in the same London borough, and

 

(c)    

in accordance with assessed local housing need.”

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Gareth Thomas

 

Withdrawn  188

 

Clause  58,  page  24,  line  22,   at end insert “which will include the use of local

 

occupancy clauses as defined by section 157 of the 1985 Housing Act”

 

Gareth Thomas

 

Withdrawn  92

 

Clause  58,  page  24,  line  32,  at end insert—

 

“(7)    

The Regulator in monitoring compliance must report where a community led

 

housing provider as defined at Schedule [New Schedule 1: community-led

 

housing schemes] or a tenant management organisation as defined by [New

 

Clause: Tenant Management Organisations] has in breach of this Act used grants

 

made by the Secretary of State to facilitate or meet a discount in respect of a right

 

to buy discount.”

 

Gareth Thomas

 

Negatived on division  187

 

Clause  58,  page  24,  line  32,   at end insert—

 

“(7)    

The Secretary of State and the Mayor of London must publish an annual report

 

and impact assessment setting out how many housing association properties have

 

been sold off and its impact on homelessness in Greater London.”

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Brandon Lewis

 

Agreed to  178

 

Clause  59,  page  25,  line  5,   after “Consent” insert “in respect of a disposal of land

 

in England”

 

Brandon Lewis

 

Agreed to  179

 

Clause  59,  page  25,  line  8,   after “Consent” insert “in respect of a disposal of land

 

in England”


 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 1 December 2015        

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Housing and Planning Bill, continued

 
 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

John Healey

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Withdrawn  152

 

Clause  59,  page  25,  line  8,  at end insert—

 

“(3)    

Portability of the discount must only apply where practicable in terms of

 

availability of suitable properties for disposal and vacancy timescales.”

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

John Healey

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Not called  153

 

Clause  59,  page  25,  line  8,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

Property offered under portability must be of—

 

(a)    

similar size,

 

(b)    

similar or improved quality,

 

(c)    

in an area agreed by the tenant, and

 

(d)    

subject to an appeal mechanism.”

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

John Healey

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Withdrawn  154

 

Clause  59,  page  25,  line  8,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

The discount should remain in perpetuity.”

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

John Healey

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Withdrawn  155

 

Clause  59,  page  25,  line  8,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

A dwelling must not be sold under the Right to Buy without the Housing

 

Association having the ability to—

 

(a)    

verify the source of funding for purchase,

 

(b)    

establish who is occupying the property,

 

(c)    

check that the person/s seeking to purchase the property under Right to

 

Buy has no interest in another property,

 

(d)    

have sufficient time to carry out checks for fraudulent activity, and

 

(e)    

be able to prepare reports on (a) – (d) for the Housing Association Board

 

of Trustees to consider.”

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 

Clause 60 Agreed to.

 

Clause 61 Agreed to.

 



 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 1 December 2015        

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Housing and Planning Bill, continued

 
 

Gareth Thomas

 

Negatived on division  186

 

Clause  62,  page  26,  line  7,   at end insert “except in respect of a local housing

 

authority within Greater London.

 

(1A)    

In respect of a local housing authority within Greater London the Mayor of

 

London after consultation with the London Assembly may make a determination

 

requiring the authority to make a payment to the Mayor in respect of a financial

 

year.”

 

Gareth Thomas

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

John Healey

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Not called  144

 

Clause  62,  page  26,  line  7,  at end insert—

 

“(1A)    

Before making a determination under subsection (1) requiring a local housing

 

authority within Greater London to make a payment, the Secretary of State must

 

obtain the consent of the Mayor of London and the London Assembly.”

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

John Healey

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Withdrawn  157

 

Clause  62,  page  26,  line  11,  at end insert—

 

“(2A)    

The total payment required from all affected local authorities in any financial year

 

shall not exceed the total grant paid in that year to private registered providers in

 

respect of right to buy discounts.”

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

John Healey

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Not called  158

 

Clause  62,  page  26,  line  11,  at end insert—

 

“(2B)    

The costs and deductions referred to in section 62(2)(b) must include an estimate

 

of the cost of replacing each high value dwelling sold with a dwelling with the

 

same number of bedrooms in the same local authority area.”

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

John Healey

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Withdrawn  159

 

Clause  62,  page  26,  line  25,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

Regulations under subsection (8) may not define a dwelling as “high value” if its

 

sale value is less than the cost of rebuilding it and providing a replacement

 

dwelling with the same number of bedrooms in the same local authority area.”


 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 1 December 2015        

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Housing and Planning Bill, continued

 
 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

John Healey

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Not called  160

 

Clause  62,  page  26,  line  25,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

The definition of “high value” must be based on the housing market within the

 

local authority.”

 

Helen Hayes

 

Withdrawn  189

 

Clause  62,  page  26,  line  25,  at end insert—

 

“(10)    

Existing Tenant Management Organisations (as defined by The Housing (Right

 

to Manage) Regulations 1994), that also fulfil the definition of a community-led

 

organisation as defined at Schedule ([New Schedule 1: community-led housing

 

schemes]), will retain the benefit of right to buy and high value sales, provided it

 

is invested in new housing.”

 

Gareth Thomas

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

John Healey

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Not selected  95

 

Page  26,  line  4,  leave out Clause 62

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Gareth Thomas

 

Not moved  90

 

Clause  63,  page  26,  line  27,  at end insert—

 

“(1A)    

This section does not apply to sheltered housing which has been provided or

 

adapted for the use of elderly or disabled people, irrespective of whether it is

 

vacant or may become vacant.”

 

Gareth Thomas

 

Not moved  96

 

Clause  63,  page  26,  line  31,  at end insert—

 

“(c)    

it is not a Tenant Management Organisation as defined for the purpose of

 

section 27AB(8) of the Housing Act 1985, currently by the Housing

 

(Right to Manage) Regulations 1994 (Statutory Instrument 627, 1994).”

 

Gareth Thomas

 

Not called  145

 

Clause  63,  page  26,  line  31,  at end insert—

 

“(c)    

it is not in an area of high homelessness as defined by the Regulator for

 

Social Housing.”


 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 1 December 2015        

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Housing and Planning Bill, continued

 
 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

John Healey

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Withdrawn  162

 

Clause  63,  page  26,  line  37,  at end insert “for a period of no more than 5 years after

 

the housing has been transferred to a private registered provider of social housing”

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

John Healey

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Withdrawn  163

 

Clause  63,  page  26,  line  39,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

Regulations shall provide that housing shall be excluded where a vacancy has

 

occurred as a result of the transfer of the former tenant to alternative

 

accommodation in the social rented sector, where accommodation in the social

 

rented sector means any accommodation owned or let by a local authority or other

 

registered provider of social housing.”

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

John Healey

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Not called  164

 

Clause  63,  page  26,  line  39,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

Regulations shall provide that housing shall be excluded where a vacancy has

 

occurred as a result of the eviction of the former tenant from the relevant dwelling

 

on account of anti-social behaviour caused by the tenant, or by a person residing

 

in or visiting the relevant dwelling.

 

( )    

In subsection ( ), “anti-social behaviour” shall have the same meaning as in

 

section 2 of the Anti-social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014.”

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

John Healey

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Withdrawn  165

 

Clause  63,  page  26,  line  39,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

Regulations shall provide that housing shall be excluded where it forms part of a

 

housing regeneration scheme or consists of specialist housing or recently

 

improved housing.

 

( )    

In subsection ( ), a “housing regeneration scheme” means a programme of

 

regeneration or development of an area which includes the provision or

 

improvement of housing and for which finance may be available under section

 

126 of the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996.

 

( )    

In subsection ( ), “specialist housing” means any housing designed for or intended

 

for occupation by older persons or persons needing care or support or persons

 

with mental health problems or learning disabilities; or which has features which

 

are designed to make it suitable for occupation by a physically disabled person;

 

or which it is the practice of the landlord to let for occupation by persons with

 

special needs.

 

( )    

In subsection ( ), housing shall be considered to have been recently improved if

 

substantial works of repair or improvement have been carried out on the relevant

 

dwelling or group of dwellings within the previous two years.”


 
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