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House of Commons

 
 

Tuesday 8 March 2011

 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings

 

Localism Bill


 

[Twenty First and twentY second sittings]


 

Barbara Keeley

 

Alison Seabeck

 

Jack Dromey

 

Not called  258

 

Clause  127,  page  114,  leave out lines 1 to 4 and insert ‘consult for a period of not fewer

 

than 12 weeks on the proposed strategy or modifications to the strategy with—

 

(a)    

every private registered provider of social housing for its district;

 

(b)    

landlords within the private rented sector for its district;

 

(c)    

existing tenants in social housing within the district;

 

(d)    

members of the public;

 

(e)    

neighbouring local authorities;

 

(f)    

such other organisations and persons as the authority considers

 

appropriate.’.

 

Barbara Keeley

 

Alison Seabeck

 

Jack Dromey

 

Not called  259

 

Clause  127,  page  114,  line  18,  at end insert—

 

‘(d)    

an assessment of provision for supporting people in residential

 

accommodation.’.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Greg Clark

 

Agreed to  172

 

Clause  128,  page  114,  line  20,  leave out ‘that Act’ and insert ‘the Housing and

 

Regeneration Act 2008’.


 
 

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Barbara Keeley

 

Alison Seabeck

 

Jack Dromey

 

Not selected  260

 

Page  114,  line  19,  leave out Clause 128.

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 


 

Barbara Keeley

 

Alison Seabeck

 

Jack Dromey

 

Withdrawn  261

 

Clause  129,  page  114,  line  33,  at end insert—

 

‘(d)    

the homelessness strategy of neighbouring local authorities.’.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Mr Nick Raynsford

 

Negatived on division  254

 

Clause  130,  page  116,  line  33,  after ‘subject’, insert ‘to the discretion of the court

 

not to make an order if it considers the order disproportionate, and subject’.

 

Barbara Keeley

 

Alison Seabeck

 

Jack Dromey

 

Not selected  262

 

Page  114,  line  35,  leave out Clause 130.

 

Clause Agreed to on division.

 


 

Barbara Keeley

 

Alison Seabeck

 

Jack Dromey

 

Not selected  263

 

Page  118,  line  19,  leave out Clause 131.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Clause 132 Agreed to on division.

 

Clause 133 Agreed to.


 
 

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Schedule 14 Agreed to.

 


 

Barbara Keeley

 

Alison Seabeck

 

Jack Dromey

 

Withdrawn  264

 

Clause  134,  page  121,  line  36,  at end insert ‘or

 

(c)    

P is normally resident in accommodation held by a person, Q, where Q

 

holds an introductory, assured, or secure tenancy, and where P is in a

 

subsisting relationship with Q, or

 

(d)    

P is normally resident in accommodation held by a person, Q, where Q

 

holds an introductory, assured or secure tenancy and where, P has acted

 

as a carer for Q for a period of not less than one year, or

 

(e)    

P is normally resident in accommodation, for a period of not less than one

 

year, held by a person, Q, where Q holds an introductory, assured or

 

secured tenancy and where P is the sibling of Q.’.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Clauses 135 to 140 Agreed to.

 

Schedule 15 Agreed to.

 

Clauses 141 and 142 Agreed to.

 


 

Barbara Keeley

 

Alison Seabeck

 

Jack Dromey

 

Not moved  265

 

Clause  143,  page  126,  line  31,  leave out subsections (4) and (5).

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Clauses 144 to 149 Agreed to.

 

Clause 150 Agreed to on division.

 


 

Barbara Keeley

 

Alison Seabeck

 

Jack Dromey

 

Withdrawn  285

 

Schedule  16,  page  341,  line  16,  at end insert—

 

‘(3)    

The HCA shall appoint, on the recommendation of the Regulation Committee, a

 

member of staff who shall be responsible to the Regulation Committee for the


 
 

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discharge of the regulatory functions of the HCA; and who shall be assisted by

 

subordinate HCA staff as appropriate.’.

 

Barbara Keeley

 

Alison Seabeck

 

Jack Dromey

 

Not called  286

 

Schedule  16,  page  342,  line  26,  leave out from beginning to end of line 27 and

 

insert—

 

‘(1)    

Appointment as a member of the Regulation Committee shall be for a period of

 

three years, except that initially some appointments may be for shorter and

 

different periods so as to secure that appointments expire at different times. A

 

person appointed in place of a person who ceased to hold office before the end of

 

the term for which he was appointed shall be appointed for the remainder of that

 

person’s term of office.’.

 

Barbara Keeley

 

Alison Seabeck

 

Jack Dromey

 

Not called  287

 

Schedule  16,  page  343,  line  5,  leave out ‘, unfit or unsuitable’ and insert ‘or unfit’.

 

Barbara Keeley

 

Alison Seabeck

 

Jack Dromey

 

Not called  288

 

Schedule  16,  page  344,  leave out line 29 and insert—

 

‘(c)    

the HCA staff member referred to in section 92A subsection (3), or any

 

staff member subordinate to that member of staff’.

 

Barbara Keeley

 

Alison Seabeck

 

Jack Dromey

 

Withdrawn  289

 

Schedule  16,  page  346,  line  8,  at end insert—

 

‘(1A)    

In subsection (5)(a) after “matches” insert “current”’.

 

Schedule Agreed to.

 

Clause 151 Agreed to.

 


 

Barbara Keeley

 

Alison Seabeck

 

Jack Dromey

 

Withdrawn  290

 

Schedule  17,  page  351,  line  40,  at end insert—

 

  ‘(1A)  

In section 119 (de-registration: voluntary), leave out paragraph (b) of

 

subsection (2).’.


 
 

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Barbara Keeley

 

Alison Seabeck

 

Jack Dromey

 

Not moved  291

 

Schedule  17,  page  351,  line  40,  at end insert—

 

  ‘(1B)  

In section 122 (payments to members etc.), after subsection (5), insert—

 

“(5A)    

Class 4 is payments which are made incidentally to members as a

 

result of their belonging to a class of persons to whom the provider is

 

properly making payments in pursuance of its constitution or objects.

 

(5B)    

Class 5 is payments made with the consent of the regulator.”’.

 

Barbara Keeley

 

Alison Seabeck

 

Jack Dromey

 

Withdrawn  279

 

Schedule  17,  page  352,  line  1,  at end insert—

 

‘(2A)    

In paragraph (c), leave out “a degree of control” and insert “certain powers”’.

 

Barbara Keeley

 

Alison Seabeck

 

Jack Dromey

 

Not called  280

 

Schedule  17,  page  352,  line  7,  at end insert—

 

‘(2A)    

In subsection (1) after “standards for”, insert “the guidance of”.

 

(2B)    

In subsection (2) omit “may, in particular, require registered providers to comply

 

with specified rules about” and insert “may relate to”’.

 

Barbara Keeley

 

Alison Seabeck

 

Jack Dromey

 

Not called  281

 

Schedule  17,  page  352,  line  25,  leave out from ‘is’ to end of line 27 and insert

 

‘repealed’.

 

Barbara Keeley

 

Alison Seabeck

 

Jack Dromey

 

Not called  282

 

Schedule  17,  page  352,  line  28,  leave out paragraph 6 and insert—

 

‘6  (1)  

Section 197 (direction by the Secretary of State as to standards) is amended as

 

follows.

 

      (2)  

Omit subsection (1).

 

      (3)  

In subsection (2), leave out “give a direction under subsection (1)(a) or (b)

 

only” and insert “direct the regulator to set a standard, or about the content of

 

a standard,”’.

 

Barbara Keeley

 

Alison Seabeck

 

Jack Dromey

 

Withdrawn  283

 

Schedule  17,  page  355,  line  22,  at end insert—


 
 

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‘17      

In section 269 (appointment of new officers), leave out subsection (2) and

 

insert—

 

“(2)    

The regulator may appoint more than four of the officers of a

 

registered provider only if the provider has fewer officers than

 

required by its constitution.”’.

 

Schedule Agreed to.

 

Clause 152 Agreed to.

 


 

Barbara Keeley

 

Alison Seabeck

 

Jack Dromey

 

Negatived on division  266

 

Clause  153,  page  130,  line  21,  leave out ‘must’ and insert ‘may’.

 

Barbara Keeley

 

Alison Seabeck

 

Jack Dromey

 

Not called  267

 

Clause  153,  page  130,  line  22,  leave out ‘is not’ and insert ‘may be’.

 

Barbara Keeley

 

Alison Seabeck

 

Jack Dromey

 

Not called  268

 

Clause  153,  page  130,  line  23,  leave out ‘unless it is made’.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Clauses 154 to 156 Agreed to.

 

Schedule 18 Agreed to.

 

Clauses 157 and 158 Agreed to.

 


 

Barbara Keeley

 

Alison Seabeck

 

Jack Dromey

 

Withdrawn  284

 

Clause  159,  page  143,  line  6,  at end insert—

 

‘(9A)    

In preparing or revising the London housing strategy the Mayor must consult all

 

London boroughs and have regard to any published borough investment plan.’.

 

Clause Agreed to.


 
 

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Clauses 160 to 166 Agreed to.

 


 

Greg Clark

 

Agreed to  272

 

Schedule  19,  page  356,  line  3,  leave out paragraph 1.

 

Greg Clark

 

Agreed to  273

 

Schedule  19,  page  357,  line  25,  after ‘functions’ insert ‘or its new towns and urban

 

development functions’.

 

Greg Clark

 

Agreed to  274

 

Schedule  19,  page  359,  line  7,  after ‘exercising’ insert ‘its housing or regeneration

 

functions or’.

 

Greg Clark

 

Agreed to  275

 

Schedule  19,  page  359,  line  13,  after ‘functions’ insert ‘or its new towns and urban

 

development functions’.

 

Greg Clark

 

Agreed to  276

 

Schedule  19,  page  360,  line  36,  after ‘exercising’ insert ‘its housing or

 

regeneration functions or’.

 

Greg Clark

 

Agreed to  277

 

Schedule  19,  page  361,  line  14,  after ‘exercising’ insert ‘its housing or

 

regeneration functions or’.

 

Greg Clark

 

Agreed to  278

 

Schedule  19,  page  361,  line  28,  after ‘regeneration’ insert ‘or its new towns and

 

urban development functions’.

 

Schedule, as amended, Agreed to.

 

Schedule 20 Agreed to.

 

Clauses 167 and 168 Agreed to.

 


 

Mr Nick Raynsford

 

Withdrawn  126

 

Clause  169,  page  148,  line  34,  leave out ‘must’ and insert ‘may’.


 
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