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Public Bill Committee: 17th January 2008                

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Housing and Regeneration Bill, continued

 
 

Mr Iain Wright

 

271

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  205,  page  77,  line  20,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

The notice must explain the effect of sections 211(1), (3) and (6) and 212.’.

 


 

Mr Iain Wright

 

272

 

Parliamentary Star    

Page  77,  line  27,  leave out Clause 206.

 


 

Mr Iain Wright

 

273

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  207,  page  78,  line  2,  leave out subsection (1).

 


 

Mr Iain Wright

 

274

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  208,  page  78,  line  32,  leave out ‘, 228 and 232.’ and insert ‘and 228.’.

 


 

Mr Iain Wright

 

275

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  217,  page  80,  line  39,  leave out ‘and’.

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

276

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  217,  page  81,  line  1,  at end insert ‘, and

 

( )    

any interest or additional compensation which, by virtue of section

 

220(2), is payable in the event of late payment.’.

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

277

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  217,  page  81,  line  1,  at end insert—

 

‘(2A)    

The notice may require the registered provider to publish information about the

 

compensation award in a specified manner.’.

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

278

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  217,  page  81,  line  1,  at end insert—


 
 

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‘( )    

The notice must explain the effect of sections 220(1) and (3) and 221.’.

 


 

Mr Iain Wright

 

279

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  218,  page  81,  line  17,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

Before giving a pre-compensation warning the regulator must consult the person

 

appointed by virtue of section 120 as the ombudsman for the scheme of which the

 

registered provider is a member.’.

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

280

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  218,  page  81,  line  23,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

A pre-compensation warning must—

 

(a)    

refer to section 121 (voluntary undertaking), and

 

(b)    

indicate whether or to what extent the regulator would accept a voluntary

 

undertaking instead of, or in mitigation of, awarding compensation.’.

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

281

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  218,  page  81,  line  25,  after ‘224’ insert ‘, 226’.

 


 

Mr Iain Wright

 

282

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  223,  page  82,  line  36,  leave out second ‘the’ and insert ‘a’.

 


 

Mr Iain Wright

 

283

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  224,  page  83,  line  22,   after ‘218’ insert ‘, 226’.

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

284

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  224,  page  83,  line  28,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

If the regulator imposes a requirement it must send a copy to the HCA.’.

 


 

Mr Iain Wright

 

285

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  226,  page  84,  line  32,  leave out ‘, 228 and 232.’ and insert ‘and 228.’.


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 17th January 2008                

214

 

Housing and Regeneration Bill, continued

 
 

Mr Iain Wright

 

286

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  226,  page  84,  line  32,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

In imposing a requirement the regulator must have regard to views of—

 

(a)    

relevant tenants,

 

(b)    

the registered provider,

 

(c)    

the HCA, and

 

(d)    

if the regulator thinks it appropriate, any relevant local housing

 

authority.’.

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

287

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  226,  page  84,  line  32,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

If the regulator imposes a requirement it must send a copy to the HCA.’.

 


 

Mr Iain Wright

 

288

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  227,  page  84,  line  42,  after ‘appoint’ insert ‘an individual as’.

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

289

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  227,  page  84,  line  43,  after ‘appoint’ insert ‘an individual as’.

 


 

Mr Iain Wright

 

290

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  228,  page  85,  line  34,  leave out ‘, 226 and 232.’ and insert ‘and 226.’.

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

291

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  228,  page  85,  line  34,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

The regulator must notify the HCA of an appointment or requirement under

 

section 227(2).’.

 


 

Mr Iain Wright

 

292

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  229,  page  86,  line  3,  leave out ‘used for social housing’.

 



 
 

Public Bill Committee: 17th January 2008                

215

 

Housing and Regeneration Bill, continued

 
 

Mr Iain Wright

 

293

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  232,  page  87,  line  10,  leave out subsection (2).

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

294

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  232,  page  87,  line  11,  leave out from ‘only if’ to end of line 38 and insert

 

‘the charity has received public assistance.’.

 


 

Sir George Young

 

Lembit Öpik

 

Andrew George

 

100

 

Clause  233,  page  88,  line  3,  after ‘constitution’, insert ‘provided that the total

 

number of appointees under this section does not exceed one-fourth of the total number

 

of officers, or four persons, whichever is greater’.

 


 

Mr Iain Wright

 

295

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  238,  page  90,  line  32,  at end insert—

 

‘“rent” includes payments under a licence to occupy accommodation,’.

 


 

Mr Iain Wright

 

296

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  239,  page  91,  line  14,  at end insert—

 

‘Equity percentage arrangements

Section 69(5)’.

 
 

Mr Iain Wright

 

297

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  239,  page  91,  line  29,  at end insert—

 

‘Pre-compensation warning

Section 218’.

 
 

Mr Iain Wright

 

298

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  239,  page  91,  line  30,  at end insert—

 

‘Pre-penalty warning

Section 208’.

 

 
 

Public Bill Committee: 17th January 2008                

216

 

Housing and Regeneration Bill, continued

 
 

Mr Iain Wright

 

299

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  239,  page  92,  line  2,  at end insert—

 

‘Received public assistance (charities)

Section (charities that have “received

 
  

public assistance”)’.

 
 

Mr Iain Wright

 

300

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  239,  page  92,  line  8,  at end insert—

 

‘Rent

Section 238’.

 
 

Mr Iain Wright

 

301

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  239,  page  92,  line  10,  at end insert—

 

‘Shared ownership arrangements

Section 69(4)

 
 

Shared ownership trust

Section 69(6)’.

 
 


 

Mr Iain Wright

 

302

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  241,  page  92,  line  27,  leave out ‘(initially)’.

 


 

New Clauses relating to part 2

 

Payments and benefits to officers and employees of housing associations

 

Grant Shapps

 

Robert Neill

 

Mr Eric Pickles

 

Alistair Burt

 

Mrs Jacqui Lait

 

Mr Paul Goodman

 

nc4

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

Paragraph 2 (Payments and benefits to officers and employees, &c) and

 

paragraph 3 (Maximum amounts payable by way of fees, expenses, &c) of

 

Schedule 1 of the Housing Act 1996 (c. 52) are hereby repealed.

 

(2)    

The Secretary of State shall introduce regulations incorporating a code of conduct

 

for registered providers which deal with payments and benefits to officers and

 

employees of housing associations.

 

(3)    

Before introducing the regulations the Secretary of State shall consult with the

 

Regulator of Social Housing, the Charity Commission and any body which


 
 

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Housing and Regeneration Bill, continued

 
 

appears to the Secretary of State to represent the interests of registered

 

providers.’.

 


 

Social housing tenant mobility

 

Grant Shapps

 

Robert Neill

 

Mr Eric Pickles

 

Alistair Burt

 

Mrs Jacqui Lait

 

Mr Paul Goodman

 

nc6

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘The Secretary of State, in accordance with powers contained in section 168 of

 

the Local Government and Housing Act 1989 (c. 42), shall introduce a scheme to

 

facilitate moves to and from the homes of tenants of social housing in England

 

and shall consult with such bodies as appear to the Secretary of State to represent

 

the interests of registered providers of social housing and local government.’.

 


 

National Tenants’ Voice

 

Lembit Öpik

 

Andrew George

 

nc19

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

The Secretary of State shall by order make provision for the establishment of a

 

body to be known as the National Tenants’ Voice.

 

(2)    

The objects of the National Tenants’ Voice shall include the following—

 

(a)    

to represent the interests of tenants in the social rented sector;

 

(b)    

to act as an advocate for tenants to the Regulator of Social Housing,

 

providers of housing accommodation, Communities England, other

 

government departments and bodies, mortgage lenders and others;

 

(c)    

to carry out and promote research into matters affecting the interests of

 

tenants;

 

(d)    

to evaluate the effects of policies and practice, both national and local, on

 

tenants;

 

(e)    

to promote good practice in matters affecting the interests of tenants;

 

(f)    

to give support and assistance to national tenants’ representative

 

organisations and where appropriate to foster co-ordination of activities

 

and mutual support; and

 

(g)    

to perform such other functions as may be prescribed.

 

(3)    

In subsection (2), “tenants” shall include those who occupy accommodation

 

under periodic or fixed term tenancies or under long leases, and other lawful


 
 

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residential occupiers who receive housing services from providers of social

 

housing.

 

(4)    

The Secretary of State shall by regulation make provision for the constitution and

 

composition of the National Tenants’ Voice, for membership of its governing

 

body, for the determination of procedures, for the establishment of executive and

 

administrative support, and for the delivery of reports and accounts.’.

 


 

Mr Iain Wright

 

29

 

Clause  274,  page  116,  line  19,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

an order under section 14(8),’.

 


 

Mr Iain Wright

 

30

 

Schedule  7,  page  158,  line  39,  leave out from beginning to end of line 1 on page

 

159 and insert—

 

    ‘(4)  

Omit subsection (2).’.

 


 

Mr Iain Wright

 

123

 

Schedule  10,  page  166,  line  5,  at end insert—

 

Leasehold Reform Act 1967

In section 1—

 
 

(c. 88)

(a)    

in subsections (1)(a) and (1A), the words “at

 
  

a low rent”,

 
  

(b)    

in subsection (3A)(b), the words “, 1AA”.

 
  

Section 1A(2).

 
  

Section 1AA.

 
  

Section 4A.

 
  

In section 9(1C), the words “, 1AA”.

 
  

In section 9A(1), the words “, 1AA”.

 
  

In section 32A(1)(b), the words “or if section 1AA

 
  

above were not in force”.

 
  

In Schedule 3, paragraph 6(1A).’.

 
 

Mr Iain Wright

 

303

 

Parliamentary Star    

Schedule  10,  page  168,  line  22,  at end insert—

 

Housing Act 1988 (c. 50)

Section 81(6).

 
  

Section 133(6).’.

 

 
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