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Amendment Paper as at
Tuesday 27th January 2004

STANDING COMMITTEE E


HOUSING BILL

NOTE

The Amendments have been arranged in accordance with the Order of the Committee [20th January].


   

Matthew Green
Mr Edward Davey
Richard Younger-Ross

233

Page     133,     line     29,     leave out Clauses 191 to 195.


   

Matthew Green
Mr Edward Davey
Richard Younger-Ross

242

Schedule     9,     page     183,     line     17,     leave out paragraph 4.

   

Matthew Green
Mr Edward Davey
Richard Younger-Ross

243

Schedule     9,     page     183,     line     21,     leave out paragraph 5.

   

Matthew Green
Mr Edward Davey
Richard Younger-Ross

244

Schedule     9,     page     183,     line     38,     leave out paragraph 7.


   

Matthew Green
Mr Edward Davey
Richard Younger-Ross

237

Clause     192,     page     135,     line     5,     leave out paragraph (c).

   

Matthew Green
Mr Edward Davey
Richard Younger-Ross

238

Clause     192,     page     135,     line     13,     leave out 'women's'.

   

Matthew Green
Mr Edward Davey
Richard Younger-Ross

239

Clause     192,     page     135,     line     16,     leave out 'women's'.


   

Mr John Hayes
Mr Robert Syms (R)
Mr Mark Field

284

Clause     193,     page     135,     line     42,     leave out 'two-thirds' and insert 'one-third'.

   

Matthew Green
Mr Edward Davey
Richard Younger-Ross

240

Clause     193,     page     135,     line     42,     leave out paragraph (b) and insert—

    '(b)   at least three of the self-contained flats are not owner occupied.'.

   

Mr John Hayes
Mr Robert Syms (R)
Mr Mark Field

285

Clause     193,     page     136,     leave out lines 1 to 7 and insert, 'on which building work was completed before commencement of the Building Regulations 1985 (S.I., 1985/106); and'.


   

Matthew Green
Mr Edward Davey
Richard Younger-Ross

241

Clause     195,     page     137,     line     11,     leave out 'women's'.


   

Mr John Hayes
Mr Robert Syms [R]
Mr Mark Field

252

Clause     45,     page     29,     line     31,     leave out paragraph (b).

   

Mr John Hayes
Mr Robert Syms [R]
Mr Mark Field

253

Clause     45,     page     29,     line     39,     leave out 'persons' and insert 'both tenants and landlords'.

   

Matthew Green
Mr Edward Davey
Richard Younger-Ross

255

Clause     45,     page     29,     line     42,     at end insert—

      '(c) take reasonable steps to enter into working partnerships with such private sector landlords, agents and associations as may, in the opinion of the authority, be appropriate.'.


   

Matthew Green
Mr Edward Davey
Richard Younger-Ross

236

Clause     46,     page     30,     line     17,     at end insert ', and

    (c)   as regards its homelessness strategy and the provision of advice and assistance to those likely to be affected by the designation.'.


   

Matthew Green
Mr Edward Davey
Richard Younger-Ross

256

Clause     47,     page     30,     line     41,     at end insert—

    '(2A)   The appropriate national authority must issue general guidance on the factors and issues it will have regard to when exercising its powers under subsection (2).'.

   

Matthew Green
Mr Edward Davey
Richard Younger-Ross

229

Page     40,     line     33,     leave out Clause 47.


   

Matthew Green
Mr Edward Davey
Richard Younger-Ross

230

Clause     48,     page     31,     line     18,     leave out from 'designation' to 'when' in line 20.

   

Matthew Green
Mr Edward Davey
Richard Younger-Ross

231

Clause     48,     page     31,     line     25,     leave out paragraph (b).


   

Matthew Green
Mr Edward Davey
Richard Younger-Ross

232

Clause     49,     page     32,     line     4,     at end insert 'but must be within six months.'.


   

Mr John Hayes
Mr Robert Syms (R)
Mr Mark Field

265

Clause     51,     page     33,     line     2,     at end insert—

    '(2A)   An Owner of a property in the process of selling that property shall be entitled to a temporary exemption until it has been sold, and the subsequent owner shall be entitled to a similar temporary exemption in which to make the necessary preparations to obtain a license, if a license is required under the terms of the Act.'.

   

Mr Keith Hill

37

Clause     51,     page     33,     line     28,     leave out 'county court' and insert 'residential property tribunal'.

   

Mr Keith Hill

38

Clause     51,     page     33,     leave out line 35.

   

Mr Keith Hill

39

Clause     51,     page     33,     line     36,     leave out 'court' and insert 'tribunal'.

   

Mr Keith Hill

40

Clause     51,     page     33,     line     39,     leave out 'court' and insert 'tribunal'.


   

Mr John Hayes
Mr Robert Syms (R)
Mr Mark Field

266

Clause     52,     page     34,     line     2,     after 'the', insert 'appropriate national'.

   

Mr John Hayes
Mr Robert Syms (R)
Mr Mark Field

267

Clause     52,     page     34,     line     13,     leave out 'maximum'.

   

Mr John Hayes
Mr Robert Syms (R)
Mr Mark Field

268

Clause     52,     page     33,     line     17,     leave out subsection (7).


   

Mr John Hayes
Mr Robert Syms (R)
Mr Mark Field

269

Clause     54,     page     35,     line     20,     after second 'standards', insert 'relating only to health and safety'.

   

Matthew Green
Mr Edward Davey
Richard Younger-Ross

257

Clause     54,     page     35,     line     25,     leave out 'and'.

   

Matthew Green
Mr Edward Davey
Richard Younger-Ross

258

Clause     54,     page     35,     line     26,     after 'facilities', insert ', and'.

   

Matthew Green
Mr Edward Davey
Richard Younger-Ross

259

Clause     54,     page     35,     line     26,     at end insert—

      '(iv) bedrooms and sleeping areas,'.

   

Mr John Hayes
Mr Robert Syms (R)
Mr Mark Field

270

Clause     54,     page     35,     line     29,     at end insert—

    '(c)   standards as to the susceptibility to fire hazards'.


   

Mr John Hayes
Mr Robert Syms (R)
Mr Mark Field

271

Clause     55,     page     35,     line     34,     at end insert—

    '(1A)   On application for a licence, "P" will be required to make a full disclosure of any recorded convictions on the sex offenders' register to the licensing authority.

    (1B)   Before the local authority awards a licence it will be required to validate both the identity of "P" and information supplied by "P" with the national sex offenders register.

    (1C)   Every HMO manager within an authority's area of jurisdicton will be required to report to that licensing authority any sexual offence conviction gained since the award of an HMO manager's registration.

    (1D)   Every year, local authorities will be required to check the names of all HMO managers within the area of their jurisdiction against the sex offenders' register.'.

   

Mr John Hayes
Mr Robert Syms (R)
Mr Mark Field

272

Clause     55,     page     35,     leave out lines 43 and 44.


   

Mr John Hayes
Mr Robert Syms (R)
Mr Mark Field

273

Clause     56,     page     36,     line     30,     leave out 'local housing' and insert 'appropriate national'.

   

Matthew Green
Mr Edward Davey
Richard Younger-Ross

260

Clause     56,     page     36,     line     38,     leave out paragraph (b) and insert—

      '(b) conditions requiring reasonable steps to be taken to address any nuisance or annoyance caused to others by persons occupying or visiting the house;'.


   

Mr John Hayes
Mr Robert Syms (R)
Mr Mark Field

274

Clause     57,     page     37,     leave out line 36 and insert 'The licence period shall end five years after'.


   

Mr Keith Hill

126

Schedule     5,     page     165,     line     5,     leave out 'county court' and insert 'residential property tribunal'.

   

Mr Keith Hill

127

Schedule     5,     page     165,     line     12,     leave out 'county court' and insert 'residential property tribunal'.

   

Mr Keith Hill

128

Schedule     5,     page     165,     leave out lines 27 to 34 and insert—

    '(3) A residential property tribunal may allow an appeal to be made to it after the end of the period mentioned in sub-paragraph (1) or (2) if it is satisfied that there is a good reason for the failure to appeal before the end of that period (and for any delay since then in applying for permission to appeal out of time).'.

 
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