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

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Fuel poverty

Mr Michael Meacher


*To move the following Clause:—

    'After section 5 of the Home Energy Conservation Act 1995 (c. 10) there is inserted—

          "5AFuel poverty       An energy conservation authority in England and Wales shall, so far as reasonably practicable, perform its functions under section 2A in a way which, in the opinion of the authority, will contribute to achieving the objectives for the time being specified under, or mentioned in, section 2(2) of the Warm Homes and Energy Conservation Act 2000 by the dates so specified".'.

Review of schemes not conforming to model scheme

Mr Michael Meacher


*To move the following Clause:—

    'After section 349 of the Housing Act 1985 there is inserted—

          "349A     Review of schemes not conforming to model scheme    (1)   This section applies to a registration scheme ("the scheme") made by a local housing authority which—

          (a) at the time it came into force did not conform to the model registration scheme, and

          (b) has not been subsequently varied so as to conform to the model scheme.

          (2)   Every five years after the coming into force of the scheme the authority shall decide whether or not to vary the scheme so that it conforms to the model scheme.

          (3)   At least six months before the time at which a decision under subsection (2) is required the authority shall publish a notice which—

          (a) states whether or not they intend to vary the scheme so that it conforms to the model scheme, and

          (b) invites persons to make written representations in relation to that intention within the period of three months beginning with the day the notice is published.

          (4)   In making the decision under subsection (2) the authority shall take into account any written representations which are made to them within that period.

          (5)   If the authority decide not to vary the scheme so that it conforms to the model scheme, they shall publish a notice of that decision.

          (6)   In this section "publish" means publish in one or more newspapers circulating in the district of the local housing authority concerned.".'.


Mr Michael Meacher


*Long title,     line     2,     leave out 'housing' and insert 'accommodation'.

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