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House of Commons

 
 

Notices of Amendments

 

given on

 

Wednesday 27th June 2007

 

For other Amendment(s) see the following page(s) of Supplement to Votes:

 

633, 653 and 1433

 

Consideration of Bill


 

Consumers, Estate Agents and Redress Bill [Lords], As Amended

 

Standards of competence

 

Susan Kramer

 

NC2

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

Section 22 of the Estate Agents Act 1979 (c. 38) (standards of competence) is

 

amended as follows.

 

(2)    

For subsections (1) and (2) substitute—

 

“(1)    

The Secretary of State will by regulations made by statutory instrument

 

designate any body of persons as an approved body to which people

 

engaged in estate agency work, including both the sale and lettings of

 

residential property, must belong.

 

(2)    

The approved bodies must make membership conditional on signing up

 

to rules and codes of conduct, which will—

 

(a)    

set minimum standards of training and qualifications required,

 

and

 

(b)    

ensure that firms have adequate professional indemnity

 

insurance and, as appropriate, clients money protection

 

insurance.

 

(3)    

No order shall be made under subsection (1) unless a draft of it has been

 

laid before, and approved by a resolution of, each House of Parliament.

 

(4)    

Before making an order under subsection (1) the Secretary of State must

 

consult—

 

(a)    

organisations representing the interests of consumers,

 

(b)    

other persons appearing to the Secretary of State to be

 

representative of persons who have an interest in the matter.”.’.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 27th June 2007                  

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Consumers, Estate Agents and Redress Bill [Lords], continued

 
 

Susan Kramer

 

4

 

Page  17,  line  29  [Clause  30],  leave out subsection (2) and insert—

 

‘(2)    

The Secretary of State may make an order by statutory instrument to abolish the

 

Consumer Council for Postal Services, provided that—

 

(a)    

no such order shall be made unless a draft of it has been laid before, and

 

approved by a resolution of, each House of Parliament, and

 

(b)    

no such order shall be made before 2010.’.

 


 
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