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House of Commons

 
 

Tuesday 27 March 2018

 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings

 

Secure Tenancies (Victims of Domestic Abuse)


 

Bill [Lords]


 

[First and Second Sittings]


 

Glossary

 

This document shows the fate of each clause, schedule, amendment and new clause.

 

The following terms are used:

 

Agreed to: agreed without a vote.

 

Agreed to on division: agreed following a vote.

 

Negatived: rejected without a vote.

 

Negatived on division: rejected following a vote.

 

Not called: debated in a group of amendments, but not put to a decision.

 

Not moved: not debated or put to a decision.

 

Question proposed: debate underway but not concluded.

 

Withdrawn after debate: moved and debated but then withdrawn, so not put to a decision.

 

Not selected: not chosen for debate by the Chair.

 

 

Mrs Heather Wheeler

 

Agreed to

 

That—

 

(1)  

the Committee shall (in addition to its first meeting at 9.25 am on Tuesday 27

 

March) meet at 2.00 pm on Tuesday 27 March;

 

(2)  

the proceedings shall be taken in the following order: Clauses 1 and 2; new

 

Clauses; new Schedules; remaining proceedings on the Bill;

 

(3)  

the proceedings shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a

 

conclusion at 5.00 pm on Tuesday 27 March.

 



 
 

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Secure Tenancies (Victims of Domestic Abuse) -[Lords], continued

 
 

Mrs Heather Wheeler

 

That, subject to the discretion of the Chair, any written evidence received by the

 

Committee shall be reported to the House for publication.

 

Agreed to

 


 

Tony Lloyd

 

Melanie Onn

 

Withdrawn after debate  5

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  9,  after “tenant)” insert “and regardless of whether the

 

qualifying tenancy is in the jurisdiction of another local authority”

 

Tony Lloyd

 

Melanie Onn

 

Withdrawn after debate  1

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  25,  at end insert—

 

“(2BA)    

The Secretary of State must by regulations issue guidance as to—

 

(a)    

the identification of persons entitled to be offered a tenancy under

 

subsection (2A) or (2B) including the evidence required of domestic

 

abuse; and

 

(b)    

the training of local authority officials in matters relevant to the exercise

 

of the duties of local authorities under subsection (2A) or (2B).

 

(2BB)    

Before issuing the guidance the Secretary of State must consult such persons and

 

the representatives of such persons as he or she considers appropriate.

 

(2BC)    

Regulations under this section shall be made by statutory instrument and may not

 

be made unless a draft of the instrument has been laid before and approved by a

 

resolution of each House of Parliament.”

 

Tony Lloyd

 

Melanie Onn

 

Withdrawn after debate  2

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  25,  at end insert—

 

“(2BA)    

A local housing authority which grants an old-style secure tenancy under

 

subsection (2A) or (2B) has discretion to decide whether or not the maximum rent

 

for the old-style secure tenancy should be determined according to regulation B13

 

of the Housing Benefit Regulations 2006 (SI 2006/213) as amended by the

 

Housing Benefit (Amendment) Regulations 2012 (SI 2012/3040).”

 

Tony Lloyd

 

Melanie Onn

 

Withdrawn after debate  3

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  25,  at end insert—

 

“(2BA)    

The person making the application for an old-style secure tenancy under

 

subsection (2A) or (2B) must not be charged for obtaining any evidence of

 

domestic abuse if this evidence is required to make the application.”


 
 

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Secure Tenancies (Victims of Domestic Abuse) -[Lords], continued

 
 

Tony Lloyd

 

Melanie Onn

 

Withdrawn after debate  4

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  25,  at end insert—

 

“(2BA)    

A private registered provider of social housing or a housing trust which is a

 

charity that grants a tenancy of a dwelling house in England must grant an old-

 

style secure tenancy if—

 

(a)    

the tenancy is offered to a person who is or was a tenant of some other

 

dwelling-house under a qualifying tenancy (whether as the sole tenant or

 

as a joint tenant); and

 

(b)    

the provider is satisfied that—

 

(i)    

the person or a member of the person’s household is or has been

 

a victim of the domestic abuse carried out by another person; and

 

(ii)    

the new tenancy is granted for reasons connected with that abuse

 

    

and such a private registered provider of social housing or housing trust

 

which is a charity shall be considered a person who satisfies the landlord

 

condition under section 80 for the purpose of granting an old-style secure

 

tenancy in accordance with this subsection.”

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Clause 2 Agreed to.

 


 

Tony Lloyd

 

Melanie Onn

 

Withdrawn after debate  NC1

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Duty to review cooperation between England, Wales, Scotland and Northern

 

Ireland

 

(1)    

By the end of the period of six months, beginning with the day on which this Act

 

is passed, the Secretary of State must publish a review into the potential for future

 

cooperation between local authorities in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern

 

Ireland in relation to the provisions of this Act.

 

(2)    

The review under subsection (1) must consider how it may be possible to extend

 

the provisions of the Act to ensure that applications for secure tenancies in cases

 

of domestic abuse—

 

(a)    

from Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland may be considered by local

 

authorities in England;

 

(b)    

from England, Scotland or Northern Ireland may be considered by local

 

authorities in Wales;

 

(c)    

from England, Wales or Northern Ireland may be considered by local

 

authorities in Scotland; and

 

(d)    

from England, Wales or Scotland may be considered by local authorities

 

in Northern Ireland.

 

(3)    

The review must be laid before both Houses of Parliament.

 

(4)    

In this section, “local authority” means—

 

(a)    

in relation to England, the council of a district, county or London

 

borough, the Common Council of the City of London and the Council of

 

the Isles of Scilly;


 
 

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Secure Tenancies (Victims of Domestic Abuse) -[Lords], continued

 
 

(b)    

in relation to Wales, the council of a county or county borough;

 

(c)    

in relation to Scotland, the council of a district or city;

 

(d)    

in relation to Northern Ireland, the council of a district, borough or city.”

 

Bill to be reported.

 


 

 

Revised 27 March 2018