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Housing and Planning Bill

LORDS NON-INSISTENCE AND AMENDMENT IN LIEU

[The page and line references are to HL Bill 87, the bill as first printed for the Lords.]

LORDS AMENDMENT 47

Clause 72

47

Page 31, line 42, at end insert—

 

“( )    

If a local housing authority so wishes, and that authority can demonstrate,

 

whether by reference to its local housing plan or otherwise, that there is a

 

need in its area for social housing of the kind that it proposes to build, the

 

Secretary of State shall enter into an agreement with that authority

 

whereby it shall retain such part of the payment as may be required to fund

 

the provision of a new dwelling to be let as social housing on terms (as to

 

tenure, rent or otherwise) which are similar to those on which the old

 

dwelling was let.”

 

COMMONS DISAGREEMENT AND REASON

 

The Commons disagree to Lords Amendment 47 for the following reason—

47A

Because it would alter the financial arrangements made by the Commons, and the

 

Commons do not offer any further Reason, trusting that this Reason may be deemed

 

sufficient.

 

LORDS NON-INSISTENCE AND AMENDMENTS IN LIEU

 

The Lords do not insist on their Amendment 47, to which the Commons have disagreed for

 

their Reason 47A, and propose Amendments 47B and 47C in lieu—

47B

Page 31, line 35, at end insert—

 

“( )    

If a local housing authority so wishes, and the Secretary of State agrees, the

 

Secretary of State shall enter into an agreement with that authority

 
 
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whereby it shall retain such part of the payment referred to in section 67(1)

 

as may be required to fund the provision of a new affordable home.”

47C

Page 32, line 2, at end insert—

 

“( )    

If a local housing authority can demonstrate to the Secretary of State,

 

whether by reference to its local housing plan or otherwise, that there is a

 

particular need in its area for social housing, the authority shall retain such

 

part of the payment referred to in section 67(1) as may be required to fund

 

the provision of a new dwelling to be let as social housing on terms (as to

 

tenure, rent or otherwise) which are similar to those on which the old

 

dwelling was let.”

 

COMMONS DISAGREEMENT AND REASON

 

The Commons disagree with Lords Amendments 47B and 47C for the following reason—

47D

Because they would alter the financial arrangements made by the Commons, and the

 

Commons do not offer any further Reason, trusting that this Reason may be deemed

 

sufficient.

 

LORDS NON-INSISTENCE AND AMENDMENT IN LIEU

 

The Lords do not insist on their Amendments 47B and 47C, to which the Commons have

 

disagreed for their Reason 47D, and do propose Amendment 47E in lieu—

47E

Page 31, line 42, at end insert—

 

“( )    

The amount of any reduction agreed under subsection (1) must be

 

sufficient to fund the provision of at least one new affordable home outside

 

Greater London, and at least two new affordable homes in Greater London,

 

for each old dwelling.

 

( )    

Where the local housing authority can demonstrate, whether by reference

 

to its local housing plan or otherwise, that there is a particular need in its

 

area for social rented housing, the Secretary of State, as part of any

 

agreement under subsection (1), must consider any application from the

 

authority to fund the provision of a new dwelling to be let as social

 

housing, in respect of each old dwelling.””

 
 

 

 

Revised 10 May 2016