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Amendment Paper as at
Thursday 12th February 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

447

Page     97,     line     23,     leave out Clause 147.



[R] Relevant registered interest declared.


   

Matthew Green
Mr Edward Davey
Richard Younger-Ross

445A

Clause     148,     page     100,     line     12,     at end insert—

    '16   The Right to Buy does not apply in a rural area if the area has been exempted by regulations made by the Secretary of State.'.


   

Matthew Green
Mr Edward Davey
Richard Younger-Ross

437

Clause     149,     page     100,     line     25,     leave out 'five' and insert 'six'.

   

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

448

Clause     149,     page     100,     line     25,     leave out 'five' and insert 'ten'.

   

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

449

Clause     149,     page     100,     line     26,     at end insert—

    '( )   A buyer will be exempt from the repayment of the discount after the specified period where there is a genuine need to alleviate potential hardship for reasons of severe illness, sudden bereavement or any other extenuating circumstances'.

   

Matthew Green
Mr Edward Davey
Richard Younger-Ross

438

Clause     149,     page     100,     line     31,     leave out 'five' and insert 'six'.

   

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

450

Clause     149,     page     100,     line     31,     leave out 'five' and insert 'ten'.

   

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

451

Clause     149,     page     100,     line     34,     leave out 'five' and insert 'ten'.

   

Matthew Green
Mr Edward Davey
Richard Younger-Ross

439

Clause     149,     page     101,     line     5,     leave out 'fifth' and insert 'sixth'.

   

Matthew Green
Mr Edward Davey
Richard Younger-Ross

440

Clause     149,     page     101,     line     17,     leave out 'fifth' and insert 'sixth'.


   

Mr Keith Hill

396

Clause     152,     page     103,     line     26,     at end insert ', which shall be binding on the secure tenant and his successors in title.

       This is subject to subsection (7A).'.

   

Mr Keith Hill

397

Clause     152,     page     103,     leave out line 33 and insert 'are prescribed by regulations under this section at the time when the conveyance or grant is made.'.

   

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

452

Clause     152,     page     104,     line     24,     at end insert—

    '(i)   for the amount of the offer to be determined by an independent valuer or the district valuer'.

   

Mr Keith Hill

398

Clause     152,     page     104,     line     27,     at end insert—

    '(7A)   In a case to which section 157(1) applies—

      (a) the conveyance or grant may contain a covenant such as is mentioned in subsections (1) and (2) above instead of a covenant such as is mentioned in section 157(1), but

      (b) it may do so only if the Secretary of State or, where the conveyance or grant is executed by a housing association within section 6A(3) or (4), the Relevant Authority consents.

    (7B)   Consent may be given in relation to—

      (a) a particular disposal, or

      (b) disposals by a particular landlord or disposals by landlords generally,

       and may, in any case, be given subject to conditions.'.

   

Mr Keith Hill

399

Clause     152,     page     104,     line     37,     leave out from 'etc.)' to 'subsections' in line 39 and insert '—

      (a) in subsection (1), after "the conveyance or grant may" insert "(subject to section 156A(7A)";

      (b) in subsection (2), omit the words ", subject to subsection (4),"; and

      (c) omit'.

   

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

446A

Clause     152,     page     104,     line     48,     after 'by', insert 'an independent valuer or'.

   

Mr Keith Hill

400

Clause     152,     page     105,     line     2,     at end insert—

      '(ba) in subsection (2), for "or surrendered" substitute ", conveyed, surrendered or assigned";'.

   

Mr Keith Hill

401

Clause     152,     page     105,     line     7,     at end insert—

    '(3A)   In section 162 of that Act (exempted disposals which end liability under covenants), after paragraph (a) insert—

          "(aa) the covenant required by section 156A (right of first refusal for landlord etc.) is not binding on the person to whom the disposal is made or any successor in title of his, and that covenant ceases to apply in relation to the property disposed of, and".'.


   

Matthew Green
Mr Edward Davey
Richard Younger-Ross

435

Clause     153,     page     105,     line     30,     at end insert—

    '(2A)   The National Authority may by order designate rural areas as exempt from the Right to Buy scheme.'.

   

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

453

Clause     153,     page     106,     line     26,     at end insert—

    '(8)   That the Secretary of State may by regulation prescribe the operational date of all or part of the introduction of Part 5 having regard to capacity to effectively implement'.


   

Matthew Green
Mr Edward Davey
Richard Younger-Ross

436

Clause     146,     page     97,     leave out line 6.


   

Mr Keith Hill

427A

Clause     155,     page     107,     line     22,     leave out 'or' and insert—

       'an anti-social behaviour order under section 1 of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 (c.37); or'.

   

Mr Keith Hill

402

Clause     155,     page     107,     line     24,     leave out '43' and insert '91'.


   

Matthew Green
Mr Edward Davey
Richard Younger-Ross

441

Clause     165,     page     117,     line     10,     at end insert—

    '(2A)   For the purposes of this paragraph, a sibling shall be treated in the same way as the original tenant's spouse if the sibling was living with the original tenant.'.

   

Matthew Green
Mr Edward Davey
Richard Younger-Ross

455

*Clause     165,     page     117,     line     13,     leave out from '89(2)' to end of line 16 and insert—

       'a person shall be treated as the tenant's spouse if (in addition to the persons mentioned in section 113(1) the person was living with the tenant—

      (a) as his or her wife or husband, or

      (b) if of the same sex, in an equivalent relationship.'.

   

Matthew Green
Mr Edward Davey
Richard Younger-Ross

456

*Clause     165,     page     117,     line     24,     leave out from '133(2)' to end of line 27 and insert—

       'a person shall be treated as the tenant's spouse if (in addition to the persons mentioned in section 140(1)) the person was living with the tenant—

      (a) as his or her wife or husband, or

      (b) if of the same sex, in an equivalent relationship.'.

   

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

444A

Page     117,     line     3,     leave out Clause 165.


   

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

277

Clause     166,     page     117,     line     34,     leave out 'companies' and insert 'organisations'.

   

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

454

Clause     166,     page     118,     line     33,     after 'payable', insert 'including that where the grant is for a building built using modern methods of construction the method must conform with an accreditation scheme approved by the Secretary of State'.

   

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

278

Clause     166,     page     118,     line     37,     at end insert—

    '(e)   any conditions necessary to ensure equivalence of regulation between recipients of grant under this section and registered social landlords.

    (f)   any conditions necessary to ensure equivalence of standards between recipients of grant under this section and registered social landlords.'.

   

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

279

Clause     166,     page     118,     line     38,     leave out 'company' and insert 'organisation'.

   

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

280

Clause     166,     page     118,     line     40,     leave out 'company' and insert 'organisation'.

   

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

281

Clause     166,     page     118,     line     40,     leave out 'may' and insert 'must'.

   

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

282

Clause     166,     page     118,     line     40,     at end insert—

    '(6A)   Conditions specified under subsection (6) will include those necessary to ensure equivalence of regulation between recipients of grant under this section and registered social landlords.'.

 
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