Deregulation Bill

AMENDMENTS
TO BE MOVED
IN GRAND COMMITTEE

Clause 32

LORD BEST

 

Page 28, line 15, leave out subsection (4)

Clause 33

LORD ROOKER

 

Lord Rooker gives notice of his intention to oppose the Question that Clause 33 stand part
of the Bill
.

After Clause 34

LORD BEST

 

Insert the following new Clause—

“Discount for persons exercising right to buy

(1)     Section 129 of the Housing Act 1985 (discount) is amended as follows.

(2)     In subsection (1)—

(a)   after “calculated” insert “by the relevant local housing authority—

(a)   ”

(b)   at the end insert—

“(b)   by reference to an analysis of the housing market in
the relevant local housing authority’s area; and

(c)   at a level which in the view of the relevant local
housing authority will encourage the exercise of the
right to buy in its area.”

(3)     After subsection (1) insert—

“( )     Local authorities must make information available to eligible
tenants on the discount level in the local area.”

(4)     For subsections (2) to (2B) substitute—

“(2)     The discount shall not exceed 60 per cent.”

(5)     After subsection (3) insert—

“(4)     In this section, the “relevant local housing authority” means the
local housing authority in whose area the land that is the subject of
the right to buy is situated.”.”

 

Insert the following new Clause—

“Use of capital receipts by local authorities

(1)     Section 11 of the Local Government Act 2003 (use of capital receipts) is
amended as follows.

(2)     In subsection (3) at the end insert “(other than a right to buy disposal)”.

(3)     After subsection (6) insert—

“(7)     In subsection (3), a “right to buy disposal” means a disposal under
Part V of the Housing Act 1983.”.”

 

Insert the following new Clause—

“Housing revenue account

In section 171 of the Localism Act 2011 (limits on indebtedness) for
subsections (1) to (5) substitute—

“(1)     A local housing authority that keeps a Housing Revenue Account
shall keep under review the amount of housing debt that it holds.

(2)     In doing so, the local housing authority must have regard to—

(a)   any determination made by it under section 3 of the Local
Government Act 2003 (duty to determine affordable
borrowing limit); and

(b)   any guidance issued or approved by the Secretary of State
under this section in relation to the amount of housing debt
that a local housing authority may hold.””

Clause 52

LORD BROOKE OF ALVERTHORPE

 

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe gives notice of his intention to oppose the Question that
Clause 52 stand part of the Bill
.

Schedule 16

LORD BROOKE OF ALVERTHORPE

 

Page 166, line 39, at end insert—

“( )   the conditions of the sale have satisfied a public health
test, carried out by the licensing authority, and”

 

Page 167, line 21, at end insert—

“( )     The sale must be made by individuals who have completed
training in the responsible retail of alcohol, including but not
limited to the prevention of underage sales and the retail of
alcohol to a person who is drunk.”

 

Page 167, line 25, at end insert—

“( )     The alcohol must be sold for no less than fifty pence per unit.”

 

Page 167, line 41, at end insert—

“( )     The sale must be made by individuals who have completed
training in the responsible retail of alcohol, including but not
limited to the prevention of underage sales and the retail of
alcohol to a person who is drunk.”

 

Page 168, line 2, at end insert—

“( )     The alcohol must be sold for no less than fifty pence per unit.”

Clause 55

LORD BROOKE OF ALVERTHORPE

 


Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe gives notice of his intention to oppose the Question that
Clause 55 stand part of the Bill.

Prepared 16th October 2014