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House of Commons

 
 

Tuesday 24 November 2015

 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings

 

Housing and Planning Bill


 

[Sixth and Seventh Sittings]


 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

John Healey

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Not selected  77

 

Page  3,  line  39,  leave out Clause 6

 

Clause Agreed to on division.

 


 

Clause 7 Agreed to.

 

Gareth Thomas

 

Withdrawn  88

 

Clause  8,  page  5,  line  1,  at end insert—

 

“or

 

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

 

community-led housing schemes]”

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Withdrawn  84

 

Clause  8,  page  5,  line  29,  at end insert “and without unreasonable cost”

 

Clause Agreed to.

 



 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 24 November 2015        

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Housing and Planning Bill, continued

 
 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Withdrawn  86

 

Clause  9,  page  5,  line  42,  after “permission”, insert “to meet housing need

 

generally including”

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Withdrawn  81

 

Clause  9,  page  5,  line  43,  after first “the”, insert “effective”

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Not called  82

 

Clause  9,  page  6,  line  15,  after “entries”, insert “with effective mortgage finance”

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Withdrawn  85

 

Clause  9,  page  6,  line  35,  at end insert “except where extant permission can be

 

revived”

 

Gareth Thomas

 

Not selected  87

 

Page  5,  line  35,  leave out Clause 9

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Clause 10 Agreed to.

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Not called  83

 

Clause  11,  page  7,  line  32,  after “eligibility”, insert “including those who have

 

failed to demonstrate that they have obtained effective mortgage finance”

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Brandon Lewis

 

Agreed to  2

 

Clause  12,  page  8,  line  17,  leave out “letting” and insert “property”


 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 24 November 2015        

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Housing and Planning Bill, continued

 
 

Brandon Lewis

 

Agreed to  3

 

Clause  12,  page  8,  line  20,  leave out “letting” and insert “property”

 

Brandon Lewis

 

Agreed to  4

 

Clause  12,  page  8,  line  21,  leave out “letting” and insert “property”

 

Brandon Lewis

 

Agreed to  5

 

Clause  12,  page  8,  line  24,  leave out “or who has breached a banning order”

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 


 

Clause 13 Agreed to.

 

Brandon Lewis

 

Agreed to  6

 

Clause  14,  page  9,  line  12,  at end insert—

 

“(1A)    

If a local housing authority in England applies for a banning order against a body

 

corporate that has been convicted of a banning order offence, it must also apply

 

for a banning order against any officer who has been convicted of the same

 

offence in respect of the same conduct.”

 

Brandon Lewis

 

Agreed to  7

 

Clause  14,  page  9,  line  13,  after “order” insert “under subsection (1)”

 

Brandon Lewis

 

Agreed to  8

 

Clause  14,  page  9,  line  16,  after “why,” insert—

 

“( )    

stating the length of each proposed ban,”

 

Teresa Pearce

 

John Healey

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Withdrawn  104

 

Clause  14,  page  9,  line  20,  at end insert “and must make all reasonable effort to

 

consult with any affected tenant of the person the authority is intending to proceed

 

against.”

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 


 

Brandon Lewis

 

Agreed to  9

 

Clause  15,  page  9,  line  29,  leave out “letting” and insert “property”


 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 24 November 2015        

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Housing and Planning Bill, continued

 
 

Brandon Lewis

 

Agreed to  10

 

Clause  15,  page  9,  line  30,  at end insert “(but see subsection (2A))”

 

Brandon Lewis

 

Agreed to  11

 

Clause  15,  page  9,  line  32,  at end insert—

 

“(2A)    

Where an application is made under section 14(1A) against an officer of a body

 

corporate, the First-tier Tribunal may make a banning order against the officer

 

even if the condition in subsection (1)(b) is not met.”

 

Brandon Lewis

 

Agreed to  12

 

Clause  15,  page  9,  line  39,  leave out “letting” and insert “property”

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 


 

Teresa Pearce

 

John Healey

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Withdrawn  112

 

Clause  16,  page  10,  line  3,   leave out “6” and insert “12”

 

Teresa Pearce

 

John Healey

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Not called  105

 

Clause  16,  page  10,  line  3,  at end insert—

 

“(2A)    

A landlord or letting agent subject to a banning order must undertake accredited

 

training, as approved by the local housing authority, before they are able to let a

 

property again.”

 

Teresa Pearce

 

John Healey

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Withdrawn  103

 

Clause  16,  page  10,  line  9,  at end insert—

 

“(5)    

The court may issue a rent repayment order as provided in Chapter 4 of this Part

 

during prosecution of a landlord or letting agent for a banning order offence.

 

(6)    

The court may issue a rent repayment order as provided in Chapter 4 once

 

prosecution of a landlord or letting agent for a housing related offence has

 

commenced and before proceedings have concluded.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 



 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 24 November 2015        

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Housing and Planning Bill, continued

 
 

Brandon Lewis

 

Agreed to  13

 

Clause  17,  page  10,  line  13,  leave out “person has breached a banning order” and

 

insert “person’s conduct amounts to an offence under section (Offence of breach of

 

banning order)”

 

Brandon Lewis

 

Agreed to  14

 

Clause  17,  page  10,  line  15,  leave out “that applied for the banning order” and

 

insert “for the area in which the housing to which the conduct relates is situated”

 

Brandon Lewis

 

Agreed to  15

 

Clause  17,  page  10,  line  17,  leave out from “same” to end of line 20 and insert

 

“conduct”

 

Teresa Pearce

 

John Healey

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Withdrawn  101

 

Clause  17,  page  10,  line  22,  leave out “, but must not be more than £5,000.”

 

Teresa Pearce

 

John Healey

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Not called  102

 

Clause  17,  page  10,  line  22,  leave out “£5,000” and insert “£20,000”

 

Brandon Lewis

 

Agreed to  16

 

Clause  17,  page  10,  line  22,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

The responsible local housing authority may not impose a financial penalty in

 

respect of any conduct amounting to an offence under section (Offence of breach

 

of banning order) if—

 

(a)    

the person has been convicted of an offence under that section in respect

 

of the conduct, or

 

(b)    

criminal proceedings for the offence have been instituted against the

 

person in respect of the conduct and the proceedings have not been

 

concluded.”

 

Gareth Thomas

 

Withdrawn  94

 

Clause  17,  page  10,  line  27,  leave out subsection (7)

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 



 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 24 November 2015        

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Housing and Planning Bill, continued

 
 

Brandon Lewis

 

Agreed to  50

 

Schedule  1,  page  70,  line  5,  leave out “for breaching a banning order” and insert

 

“under section 17”

 

Brandon Lewis

 

Agreed to  51

 

Schedule  1,  page  70,  line  10,  leave out “person’s breach of the banning order” and

 

insert “conduct to which the financial penalty relates”

 

Brandon Lewis

 

Agreed to  52

 

Schedule  1,  page  70,  line  11,  leave out “in breach of the banning order” and insert

 

“continuing to engage in the conduct”

 

Brandon Lewis

 

Agreed to  53

 

Schedule  1,  page  70,  line  11,  leave out the second “breach” and insert “conduct”

 

Brandon Lewis

 

Agreed to  54

 

Schedule  1,  page  70,  line  13,  leave out “breach” and insert “conduct”

 

Brandon Lewis

 

Agreed to  55

 

Schedule  1,  page  70,  line  15,  leave out “breach” and insert “conduct”

 

Schedule, as amended, Agreed to.

 

Clause 18 Agreed to.

 


 

Clause 19 Agreed to.

 

Schedule 2 Agreed to.

 

Clause 20 Agreed to.

 

Brandon Lewis

 

Agreed to  56

 

Schedule  3,  page  76,  line  22,  leave out “In”

 

Brandon Lewis

 

Agreed to  57

 

Schedule  3,  page  76,  line  22,  after “orders)” insert “is amended as follows.

 

      ( )  


 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 24 November 2015        

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Housing and Planning Bill, continued

 
 

Brandon Lewis

 

Agreed to  58

 

Schedule  3,  page  76,  line  29,  at end insert—

 

    “( )  

In subsection (5), for “and” substitute “to”.

 

      ( )  

After subsection (6) insert—

 

“(6A)    

If—

 

(a)    

the existing order was made under section 113(3A) or (6A),

 

and

 

(b)    

the date on which the new order comes into force in relation

 

to the house (or part of it) following the disposal of the appeal

 

is later than the date on which the existing order would cease

 

to have effect apart from this subsection,

 

    

the existing order continues in force until that later date.”

 

Schedule, as amended, Agreed to.

 


 

Brandon Lewis

 

Agreed to  17

 

Clause  21,  page  11,  line  21,  leave out “a director, secretary or other” and insert

 

“an”

 

Brandon Lewis

 

Agreed to  18

 

Clause  21,  page  11,  line  23,  at end insert “, or

 

( )    

in a case where the landlord is a body corporate, any body corporate that

 

has an officer in common with the landlord.”

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 


 

Brandon Lewis

 

Agreed to  19

 

Clause  22,  page  11,  line  34,  leave out “letting” and insert “property”

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 


 

Brandon Lewis

 

Agreed to  20

 

Clause  23,  page  12,  line  5,  leave out from “must” to end of line 6 and insert “make

 

an entry in the database in respect of a person if—

 

(a)    

a banning order has been made against the person following an

 

application by the authority, and


 
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