Amendments proposed to the Home Energy Conservation Bill - continued House of Commons

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Control provisions

Mr Michael Meacher


*To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   Section 348 of the Housing Act 1985 (control provisions: decisions on applications and appeals) is amended as follows.

    (2)   In paragraph (c) of subsection (1)—

      (a) for "works" there is substituted "steps", and

      (b) for "executed" there is substituted "taken".

    (3)   After that subsection there is inserted—

          "(1A)   A house is not to be regarded as suitable for such occupation as would be permitted if the application were granted unless it meets such standards as may be prescribed in regulations made by the Secretary of State.

          (1B)   The standards that may be prescribed in the regulations include—

          (a) safety standards,

          (b) energy efficiency standards, and

          (c) standards relating to the fixtures, fittings and furnishings in the house.

          (1C)   The Secretary of State may make regulations prescribing what matters are to be taken into account in determining whether a standard of a prescribed description has been met.

          (1D)   Any power to make regulations under this section is exercisable by statutory instrument subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.".

    (4)   In subsections (2)(b) and (3)(b), for "execution of works" there is substituted "taking of steps".

    (5)   In section 348A of the Housing Act 1985(1)(b) (control provisions: other decisions and appeals), for "works are executed" there is substituted "steps are taken".'


Mr Michael Meacher


*To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   The reference to the Housing Act 1985 in Schedule 1 to the National Assembly for Wales (Transfer of Functions) Order 1999 (S.I. 1999/ 672) is to be treated as referring to that Act as amended by this Act.

    (2)   Subsection (1) does not affect the power to make further Orders varying or omitting that reference.'.

Failure of energy conservation authority to implement measures


Dr Desmond Turner
Mr Tim Boswell
Sue Doughty
Dr Brian Iddon
Dr Ian Gibson
Mr Alan Simpson


To move the following Clause:—

       'Where the appropriate authority is satisfied that an energy conservation authority is failing to comply with section 1, subsections (5), (6) (9), (11), (12) and (13) of section 15 of the Local Government Act 1999 (which empower the appropriate authority to give directions to defaulting best value authorities as to the exercise by them of their functions or to transfer their functions to another person) shall apply in relation to that energy conservation authority.'.


Mr Michael Meacher


*Title,     line     2,     leave out from beginning to second 'to' and insert 'accommodation'.


Mr Michael Meacher


*Title,     line     2,     before the second 'to' insert 'to amend the definition of house in multiple occupation in Part 11 of the Housing Act 1985;'.


Mr Michael Meacher


*Title,     line     3,     leave out from beginning to 'schemes' and insert 'amend the law relating to registration'.

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