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Amendment Paper as at
Thursday 29th January 2004

STANDING COMMITTEE E


New Amendments handed in are marked thus *

HOUSING BILL

NOTE

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

   

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

306

Clause     66,     page     44,     line     15,     at end insert—

      '(aa) to notify all those affected in equivalent form to that detailed in section 48 and'.

   

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

307

Clause     66,     page     44,     line     18,     leave out 'reasonable time' and insert 'timescale specified by the appropriate national authority'.

   

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

301

Clause     66,     page     44,     line     18,     at end insert—

    '(6)   Whatever the arrangements of management, it is the manager who shall be ultimately responsible for a house under this part possessing a valid licence.'.


   

Mr Edward Davey
Matthew Green
Richard Younger-Ross

289

Clause     67,     page     44,     line     23,     at end insert ', or

    (c)   areas in their district,'.

   

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

302

Clause     67,     page     44,     line     25,     leave out 'met.' and insert 'fulfilled, in addition to meeting the requirements that will be established by the appropriate national authority regarding the requirements of subsections (2) and (9).'.

   

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

308

Clause     67,     page     45,     line     3,     at end insert—

      '(d) the number of occupiers that are not British passport holders'.

   

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

303

Clause     67,     page     45,     line     27,     leave out 'take reasonable steps' and insert 'undertake the process, outlined by the appropriate national authority'.


   

Mr Edward Davey
Matthew Green
Richard Younger-Ross

288

Clause     68,     page     45,     line     39,     leave out 'both—'.

   

Mr Edward Davey
Matthew Green
Richard Younger-Ross

287

Clause     68,     page     45,     line     43,     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.'.

   

Mr Edward Davey
Matthew Green
Richard Younger-Ross

290

Clause     68,     page     46,     line     2,     leave out 'an' and insert 'a more'.


   

Mr Edward Davey
Matthew Green
Richard Younger-Ross

291

Clause     69,     page     46,     line     11,     leave out paragraphs (a) and (b) and insert 'it complies with general criteria laid down by the appropriate national authority.'.


   

Mr Edward Davey
Matthew Green
Richard Younger-Ross

293

Clause     70,     page     47,     line     7,     at end insert—

    '(ca)   the conditions as laid out in section 67(3), 67(6) or by order under 67(7) under which the designation has been made, and'.


   

Mr Edward Davey
Matthew Green
Richard Younger-Ross

294

Clause     71,     page     47,     line     22,     at end insert 'in particular, with respect to the objectives or objectives that the designation is intended to achieve.'.


   

Mr Keith Hill

43

Clause     73,     page     48,     line     44,     leave out 'county court' and insert 'residential property tribunal'.

   

Mr Keith Hill

44

Clause     73,     page     49,     leave out line 5.

   

Mr Keith Hill

45

Clause     73,     page     49,     line     6,     leave out 'court' and insert 'tribunal'.

   

Mr Keith Hill

46

Clause     73,     page     49,     line     9,     leave out 'court' and insert 'tribunal'.


   

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

305

Clause     75,     page     50,     line     17,     leave out paragraph (d) and insert—

      '(d) that the manager shall be ultimately responsible for a house under this part possessing a valid licence.'.


   

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

309

Clause     76,     page     50,     line     32,     at end insert—

      '(d) any recorded convictions on the sex offenders' register'.

   

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

304

Clause     76,     page     51,     line     9,     leave out paragraph (c) and insert—

      '(c) the guidance on fitness tests supplied by the appropriate national authority.'.


   

Mr Edward Davey
Matthew Green
Richard Younger-Ross

296

Clause     77,     page     51,     line     25,     after 'requiring', insert 'reasonable'.

   

Mr Edward Davey
Matthew Green
Richard Younger-Ross

297

Clause     77,     page     51,     line     26,     leave out 'relating to'.

   

Mr Edward Davey
Matthew Green
Richard Younger-Ross

292

Clause     77,     page     51,     line     26,     at end insert—

    '(ba)   conditions requiring the written statement of terms in paragraph 1 (5) of Schedule 4 to contain details of—

      (i) the responsibilities of the occupier in respect of his own conduct;

      (ii) the responsibilities of the occupier in respect of the conduct of other occupiers and visitors;

      (iii) the ways in which the licence holder may 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

310

Clause     77,     page     51,     line     30,     at end insert—

      '(d) conditions regarding equipment necessary to limit the susceptibility to fire hazards'.

   

Mr Edward Davey
Matthew Green
Richard Younger-Ross

298

Clause     77,     page     52,     line     10,     at end insert ', except in relation to matters contained in Schedule 4 to this Act.'.


   

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

311

Clause     80,     page     53,     line     43,     at end insert—

      '(d) where the licence holder is deemed to have committed a serious criminal offence'.


   

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

299

Clause     82,     page     55,     line     16,     at end insert—

    '(3A)   A lender who has taken possession of an HMO that should be licensed but is found not to be so, would not be guilty of an offence in relation to licensing of houses under this Part.'.

   

Mr Keith Hill

47

Clause     82,     page     55,     line     32,     leave out from 'so,' to end of line 34 and insert 'one of the conditions set out in subsection (8) is met.

    (8)   The conditions are—

      (a) that the period for appealing against the decision of the authority not to serve or grant such a notice or licence (or against any relevant decision of a residential property tribunal) has not expired, or

      (b) that an appeal has been brought against the authority's decision (or against any relevant decision of such a tribunal) and the appeal has not been determined or withdrawn.

    (9)    In subsection (8) "relevant decision" means a decision which is given on an appeal to the tribunal and confirms the authority's decision (with or without variation).'.


   

Mr Edward Davey
Matthew Green
Richard Younger-Ross

295

Clause     83,     page     55,     line     44,     at end insert 'and

    (c)   section 21 of the Housing Act 1988 (c.50) shall not apply.'.

   

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

300

Clause     83,     page     55,     line     44,     at end insert—

    '(2A)   In the circumstances where a lender has taken possession of the property, subsection (2)(a) and (b) do not apply.'.


   

Mr Keith Hill

48

Clause     85,     page     57,     line     7,     at end insert—

'Residential property tribunalSection (Residential property tribunals)'.


   

Mr Keith Hill

49

Clause     87,     page     59,     line     3,     leave out 'county court, the court' and insert 'residential property tribunal, the tribunal'.

   

Mr Keith Hill

50

Clause     87,     page     59,     line     6,     leave out 'county court' and insert 'tribunal'.

   

Mr Keith Hill

51

Clause     87,     page     59,     line     7,     leave out 'by the court to which any such appeal is brought' and insert 'on the disposal of any such appeal'.

   

Mr Keith Hill

52

Clause     87,     page     59,     line     8,     leave out 'court' and insert 'tribunal'.

   

Mr Keith Hill

53

Clause     87,     page     59,     line     12,     leave out 'court' and insert 'tribunal'.

   

Mr Keith Hill

54

Clause     87,     page     59,     line     19,     leave out 'county court, the court' and insert 'residential property tribunal, the tribunal'.

 
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