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On Amendment No. 97P, I think that the noble Baroness’s noble friend Lord Greaves made the same point while she was not in her place, and that we gave assurances then that there was no issue about pre-emption. Actually, we will take her advice and not move it, just in case we accidentally disadvantage noble Lords by leaving it where it is.

Baroness Hamwee: That is kind and I am grateful. I simply record my disagreement about reducing the number from six to two, even though the body is on its way out. Any residual public organisation should have more than two members, but there we go; I shall not pursue it further.

On Question, amendment agreed to.

Schedule 5, as amended, agreed to.

Clause 53 agreed to.

Schedule 6 [Transfer schemes]:

Baroness Andrews moved Amendments Nos. 97ZE to 97ZG:

On Question, amendments agreed to.

Schedule 6, as amended, agreed to.

Schedule 7 agreed to.

Clause 54 agreed to.

Clause 55 [Interim arrangements]:

Baroness Andrews moved Amendment No. 97A:



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On Question, amendment agreed to.

Clause 55, as amended, agreed to.

Clauses 56 to 58 agreed to.

Schedule 8 [Amendments of enactments: Part 1]:

Baroness Andrews moved Amendments Nos. 97B to 97N:

“Land Compensation Act 1961 (c. 33)(d) under Part 1 of the Housing and Regeneration Act 2008 (acquisition by the Homes and Communities Agency).”Public Health Act 1961 (c. 64)“National Loans Act 1968 (c. 13)(a) in column 1 omit “(5)(6)”, and(b) in column 2 omit “and the Commission for the New Towns”.Land Compensation Act 1973 (c. 26)(a) in paragraph (a) for “Commission for the New Towns” substitute “new towns residuary body”, and(b) in paragraph (c) for “Commission for the New Towns, the Commission” substitute “new towns residuary body, that body”.(a) after “section” insert “—(a) ”, and(b) at the end insert—“(b) “new towns residuary body” means—(i) in relation to England, the Homes and Communities Agency so far as exercising functions in relation to anything transferred (or to be transferred) to it as mentioned in section 54(1)(a) to (d) of the Housing and Regeneration Act 2008; and(ii) in relation to Wales, the Welsh Ministers so far as exercising functions in relation to anything transferred (or to be transferred) to them as mentioned in section 36(1)(a)(i) to (iii) of the New Towns Act 1981.””

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“Northern Ireland Assembly Disqualification Act 1975 (c. 25)“The Homes and Communities Agency.”“Rent (Agriculture) Act 1976 (c. 80)Rent Act 1977 (c. 42)Protection from Eviction Act 1977 (c. 43)(a) in relation to England, the Homes and Communities Agency so far as exercising functions in relation to anything transferred (or to be transferred) to it as mentioned in section 54(1)(a) to (d) of the Housing and Regeneration Act 2008; and(b) in relation to Wales, means the Welsh Ministers so far as exercising functions in relation to anything transferred (or to be transferred) to them as mentioned in section 36(1)(a)(i) to (iii) of the New Towns Act 1981.”Local Government, Planning and Land Act 1980 (c. 65)

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(a) in paragraph (a) for the words from “177” to “Agency)” substitute “45 of the Housing and Regeneration Act 2008 (agency arrangements with urban development corporations)”, and(b) in paragraph (b) for “subsection (2)” substitute “subsections (5) and (6)”.(a) in paragraph (a) for the words from “177” to “Agency)” substitute “45 of the Housing and Regeneration Act 2008 (agency arrangements with urban development corporations)”, and(b) in paragraph (b) for “subsection (2)” substitute “subsections (5) and (6)”.Highways Act 1980 (c. 66)(a) in relation to England, the Homes and Communities Agency so far as exercising functions in relation to anything transferred (or to be transferred) to it as mentioned in section 54(1)(a) to (d) of the Housing and Regeneration Act 2008; and(b) in relation to Wales, the Welsh Ministers so far as exercising functions in relation to anything transferred (or to be transferred) to them as mentioned in section 36(1)(a)(i) to (iii) of the New Towns Act 1981.”Compulsory Purchase (Vesting Declarations) Act 1981 (c. 66)(a) in paragraph 1 omit the words from “or under subsection (1)” to “contains similar provision)”, and(b) in paragraph 3 for “the housing action trust or the Urban Regeneration Agency (as the case may be)” substitute “or the housing action trust (as the case may be)”.Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982 (c. 30)(a) in relation to England, the Homes and Communities Agency so far as exercising functions in relation to anything transferred (or to be transferred) to it as mentioned in section 54(1)(a) to (d) of the Housing and Regeneration Act 2008; and(b) in relation to Wales, the Welsh Ministers so far as exercising functions in relation to anything transferred (or to be transferred) to them as mentioned in section 36(1)(a)(i) to (iii) of the New Towns Act 1981.”

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Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 (c. 70)“(b) the Homes and Communities Agency so far as exercising functions in relation to anything transferred (or to be transferred) to it as mentioned in section 54(1)(a) to (d) of the Housing and Regeneration Act 2008, or(c) the Welsh Ministers so far as exercising functions in relation to anything transferred (or to be transferred) to them as mentioned in section 36(1)(a)(i) to (iii) of the New Towns Act 1981;”.Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988 (c. 1)“(j) the Homes and Communities Agency;”.Local Government Act 1988 (c. 9)Housing Act 1988 (c. 50)(a) in relation to an English relevant housing association, means the Homes and Communities Agency, and(b) in relation to a Welsh relevant housing association, means the Welsh Ministers,(a) a housing association which is a registered provider of social housing (“an English relevant housing association”), and(b) a housing association which is a registered social landlord (“a Welsh relevant housing association”).(a) Part 1 of the Housing Act 1996,(b) Part 1 of the 1985 Act, or(c) any corresponding earlier enactment.”

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Local Government and Housing Act 1989 (c. 42)“Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 (c. 9)“Water Industry Act 1991 (c. 56)(a) in the definition of “relevant area” for paragraph (b) substitute—“(b) in relation to the English new towns residuary body, means any new town in England;(ba) in relation to the Welsh new towns residuary body, means any new town in Wales;”, and(b) in the definition of “relevant authority” in paragraph (b) for “Commission for the New Towns” substitute “new towns residuary body”.(a) in subsection (2)(d)(i) for “Commission for the New Towns” substitute “new towns residuary body”, and(b) in subsection (2A)(d)(i) for “Commission for the New Towns” substitute “new towns residuary body”.““new towns residuary body” means—(a) in relation to a new town in England, the Homes and Communities Agency so far as exercising functions in relation to anything transferred (or to be transferred) to it as mentioned in section 54(1)(a) or (b) of the Housing and Regeneration Act 2008 (and references to the “English new towns residuary body” are to be read accordingly); and

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(b) in relation to a new town in Wales, the Welsh Ministers so far as exercising functions in relation to anything transferred (or to be transferred) to them as mentioned in section 36(1)(a)(i) or (ii) of the New Towns Act 1981 (and references to the “Welsh new towns residuary body” are to be read accordingly);”.Water Resources Act 1991 (c. 57)(a) in relation to England, the Homes and Communities Agency so far as exercising functions in relation to anything transferred (or to be transferred) to it as mentioned in section 54(1)(a) to (d) of the Housing and Regeneration Act 2008; and(b) in relation to Wales, the Welsh Ministers so far as exercising functions in relation to anything transferred (or to be transferred) to them as mentioned in section 36(1)(a)(i) to (iii) of the New Towns Act 1981.”Social Security Administration Act 1992 (c. 5)“(a) in relation to England—(i) a development corporation established under the New Towns Act 1981; or(ii) the Homes and Communities Agency so far as exercising functions in relation to anything transferred (or to be transferred) to it as mentioned in section 54(1)(a) to (d) of the Housing and Regeneration Act 2008;(ab) in relation to Wales—(i) a development corporation established under the New Towns Act 1981; and(ii) the Welsh Ministers so far as exercising functions in relation to anything transferred (or to be transferred) to them as mentioned in section 36(1)(a)(i) to (iii) of that Act;”.”“Finance Act 1996 (c. 8)Housing Act 1996 (c. 52)Regional Development Agencies Act 1998 (c. 45)
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