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House of Commons

 
 

Wednesday 14 December 2016

 

Public Bill Committee

 

New Amendments handed in are marked thus Parliamentary Star

 

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Homelessness Reduction Bill


 

Note

 

This document includes all amendments remaining before the Committee and

 

includes any withdrawn amendments at the end.

 

  Bill to be considered in the following order, namely, Clause 2, Clause 3, Clause 8,

 

Clause 9, Clauses 4 to 7, Clauses 10 to 13, Clause 1, new Clauses, new Schedules,

 

remaining proceedings on the Bill, in accordance with the Order of the Committee

 

[23 November 2016].

 


 

Bob Blackman

 

To move, That in the Committee’s order of 23 November setting out the order in which

 

the Bill be considered, leave out “Clauses 4 to 7, Clauses 10 to 13,” and insert “Clauses 4

 

to 6, Clauses 10 to 13, Clause 7”.

 


 

Mr Clive Betts

 

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Clause  10,  page  16,  line  31,  at end insert—

 

“(3A)    

Where the specified public authority makes a notification to the local housing

 

authority the public authority must cooperate with the housing authority in

 

meeting its duties under sections 179, 189A, 195, 189B and 199A of the Housing

 

Act 1996.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would ensure that where a public authority made a referral to a housing authority

 

in respect of a person who is or may become homeless the public authority is under a duty to

 

cooperate with the housing authority.

 



 
 

Public Bill Committee: 14 December 2016                  

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Homelessness Reduction Bill, continued

 
 

Mr Marcus Jones

 

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Clause  11,  page  17,  line  20,  at end insert—

 

“(3A)    

The Secretary of State may issue a code of practice under this section only in

 

accordance with subsections (3B) and (3C).

 

(3B)    

Before issuing the code of practice, the Secretary of State must lay a draft of the

 

code before Parliament.

 

(3C)    

If—

 

(a)    

the Secretary of State lays a draft of the code before Parliament, and

 

(b)    

no negative resolution is made within the 40-day period,

 

    

the Secretary of State may issue the code in the form of the draft.

 

(3D)    

For the purposes of subsection (3C)—

 

(a)    

a “negative resolution” means a resolution of either House of Parliament

 

not to approve the draft of the code, and

 

(b)    

“the 40-day period” means the period of 40 days beginning with the day

 

on which the draft of the code is laid before Parliament (or, if it is not laid

 

before each House of Parliament on the same day, the later of the two

 

days on which it is laid).

 

(3E)    

In calculating the 40-day period, no account is to be taken of any period during

 

which—

 

(a)    

Parliament is dissolved or prorogued, or

 

(b)    

both Houses are adjourned for more than four days.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment provides that a code of practice under new section 214A of the Housing Act 1996

 

inserted by clause 11 must be laid before Parliament before being issued and that the code may

 

not be issued if either House of Parliament resolves not to approve the code within the period of

 

40 days from the day it is laid.

 

Mr Marcus Jones

 

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Clause  11,  page  17,  line  24,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

Subsections (3A) to (3C) do not apply to the reissue of a code of practice under

 

this section.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment clarifies that the procedure for issuing a code of practice inserted by amendment

 

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Mr Marcus Jones

 

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Title,  line  1,  leave out “Amend the Housing Act 1996 to”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment aligns the long title of the Bill with its contents on the basis that, as well as

 

amending the Housing Act 1996, it also amends the Homelessness (Suitability of Accommodation)

 

(England) Order 2012 (see clause 12).

 


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 14 December 2016                  

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Homelessness Reduction Bill, continued

 
 

Order of the Committee [23 November 2016, as amended on

 

30 November 2016]

 

That—

 

(1)  

if proceedings on the Homelessness Reduction Bill are not completed at this

 

day’s sitting, the Committee meets on Wednesdays while the House is sitting

 

at 9.30 am except on 14 December when the Committee will meet at

 

10.00  am.

 

 

NOTICES WITHDRAWN

 

The following Notices were withdrawn on 13 December 2016:

 

Amendments 6, 7, 8 11, 12 and NC1, NC2, NC3, NC4, NC5, NC6, NC7, NC8.

 


 

 

Revised 13 December 2016