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Amendment Paper as at
Tuesday 30th January 2001

STANDING COMMITTEE D


New Amendments handed in are marked thus *

HOMES BILL

NOTE

The Amendments have been arranged in accordance with the Order of the Committee [16th January].

   

Mr Don Foster
Mr Tom Brake

66

Clause     17,     page     10,     line     34,     after 'authorities', insert ', registered social landlords holding accommodation in the district of the authority'.

   

Mr Don Foster
Mr Tom Brake

67

Clause     17,     page     10,     line     35,     at end insert 'and—

    (d) the availability of housing advice within the district'.

   

Mr Archie Norman
Mr Nigel Waterson
Mr Tim Loughton
Mr David Curry
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

62

Clause     17,     page     10,     line     43,     at end insert—

    '(d) providing for the welfare of animals under the control of homeless persons.'.


   

Mr Archie Norman
Mr Nigel Waterson
Mr Tim Loughton
Mr David Curry
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

89

Clause     18,     page     11,     line     10,     after 'authority', insert 'and its strategic partners'.

   

Mr Archie Norman
Mr Nigel Waterson
Mr Tim Loughton
Mr David Curry
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

100

Clause     18,     page     11,     line     11,     after 'homelessness', insert ', including rough sleeping,'.

   

Mr Archie Norman
Mr Nigel Waterson
Mr Tim Loughton
Mr David Curry
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

63

Clause     18,     page     11,     line     18,     at end insert—

    '(d) providing for the welfare of animals under the control of homeless persons.'.

   

Mr Don Foster
Mr Tom Brake

68

Clause     18,     page     11,     line     29,     after 'organisation', insert ', registered social landlords holding accommodation in the district of the authority'.

   

Mr Don Foster
Mr Tom Brake

69

Clause     18,     page     11,     line     45,     after 'organisations', insert ', registered social landlords holding accommodation in the district of the authority, tenants' groups'.

   

Mr Don Foster
Mr Tom Brake

79

Clause     18,     page     11,     line     45,     after 'organisations', insert 'local people, including those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness'.

   

Mr Archie Norman
Mr Nigel Waterson
Mr Tim Loughton
Mr David Curry
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

95

Clause     18,     page     11,     line     45,     after 'organisations', insert 'people living within the authority's area including those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.'.

   

Mr Archie Norman
Mr Nigel Waterson
Mr Tim Loughton
Mr David Curry
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

90

Clause     18,     page     11,     line     46,     at end insert 'to include organisations recognised by the Secretary of State as specialist in representing people with physical and mental disabilities.'.

   

Mr Don Foster
Mr Tom Brake

70

Clause     18,     page     11,     line     46,     at end insert—

    '( ) Before adopting or modifying a homelessness strategy the authority shall consult any guidance given by the Secretary of State in relation to best practice with regards to housing and persons with mental health needs.'.


   

Mr Don Foster
Mr Tom Brake

71

Clause     19,     page     12,     line     17,     at end insert—

    '"registered social landlord" has the same meaning as in Part 1 of the Housing Act 1996'.


   

Ms Karen Buck
Dr Brian Iddon
Mr Andrew Love
Mr Neil Turner

80

Clause     20,     page     12,     line     20,     after 'intentionally', insert—

            '(i) for subsection (2) there is substituted—

            "(2) The authority shall provide the applicant with advice and such assistance as is reasonable in any attempts he may make to secure that accommodation becomes available for his occupation.

            (2A) The Secretary of State may by order specify matters to be taken into account in determining whether advice and assistance which the authority proposes to provide is reasonable and make provision as to the procedure to be followed in the giving of advice and assistance.

            (2B) Before making such an order the Secretary of State shall consult with such associations representing relevant authorities, and other persons as he considers appropriate.

            (2C) No such order shall be made unless a draft of it has been approved by resolution of each House of Parliament."; and

            (ii)'.

   

Mr Nick Raynsford

85

Clause     20,     page     12,     line     28,     leave out 'homeless' and insert 'threatened with homelessness'.


   

Mr Don Foster
Mr Tom Brake

72

Clause     22,     page     13,     line     16,     at end insert 'and states that the offer shall remain available to the applicant for not less than three working days from the date of the offer, or such longer period as the authority consider reasonable in all the circumstances.'.


   

Mr Andrew Love
Mr Neil Turner
Ms Karen Buck
Ms Oona King

81

Clause     25,     page     15,     line     19,     at end insert 'and is entitled to apply to a local housing authority for an allocation of housing accommodation.'.

   

Mr Don Foster
Mr Tom Brake

73

Clause     25,     page     15,     leave out lines 20 to 25.

   

Mr Don Foster
Mr Tom Brake

74

Clause     25,     page     15,     leave out lines 26 to 28.

   

Mr Don Foster
Mr Tom Brake

75

Clause     25,     page     15,     line     46,     at end insert—

    '(9) The notice shall also inform him of his right to request a review of the decision and of the time within which such a request must be made.

    (10) A request for review must be made before the end of a period of 21 days beginning with the day on which he is notified of the authority's decisions and reasons, or such longer period as the authority may in writing allow.

    (11) There is no right to request a review of the decision reached on an earlier review.

    (12) On a request being duly made to them, the authority shall review their decision.'.

   

Mr Archie Norman
Mr Nigel Waterson
Mr Tim Loughton
Mr David Curry
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

103

*Clause     25,     page     15,     line     46,     at end insert—

    '(9) An applicant for housing accommodation shall have a right of appeal against a decision that he is ineligible, and the Secretary of State shall make regulations governing the conduct of such appeals.'.


   

Mr Archie Norman
Mr Nigel Waterson
Mr Tim Loughton
Mr David Curry
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

104

*Clause     26,     page     16,     line     32,     at end insert 'and—

    (c) how to appeal against a decision with which he is dissatisfied, in order for that decision to be reviewed.'.

   

Mr Andrew Love
Mr Neil Turner
Ms Karen Buck
Ms Oona King

82

Clause     26,     page     16,     line     36,     at end insert ', and, accordingly, a local housing authority's allocation scheme shall not be framed so as to exclude any person falling within section 160A(2).'.


   

Mr Archie Norman
Mr Nigel Waterson
Mr Tim Loughton
Mr David Curry
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

94

Clause     27,     page     17,     line     21,     at end insert 'but the scheme will not give priority to people being released from prisons at the end of a custodial sentence following criminal conviction.'.

   

Mr Don Foster
Mr Tom Brake

76

Clause     27,     page     17,     line     22,     leave out 'may' and insert 'shall'.

   

Mr Archie Norman
Mr Nigel Waterson
Mr Tim Loughton
Mr David Curry
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

93

Clause     27,     page     17,     line     24,     at end insert 'to include particularly families with dependant children.'.

   

Mr Don Foster
Mr Tom Brake

77

Clause     27,     page     17,     leave out lines 31 and 32.

   

Mr Andrew Love
Mr Neil Turner
Ms Karen Buck
Ms Oona King

83

Clause     27,     page     17,     line     34,     at end insert 'save that the factors may not be taken into account in any case where to do so would be unreasonable having regard to the need of the person or household for an allocation of housing accommodation.'.

   

Mr Archie Norman
Mr Nigel Waterson
Mr Tim Loughton
Mr David Curry
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

91

Clause     27,     page     17,     line     34,     at end insert 'or another authority's district'.

   

Mr Archie Norman
Mr Nigel Waterson
Mr Tim Loughton
Mr David Curry
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

92

Clause     27,     page     17,     line     34,     at end insert—

    '( ) any record of behaviour of a person (or of a member of his household) which has affected the terms of a previous tenancy he has held.'.

   

Mr Archie Norman
Mr Nigel Waterson
Mr Tim Loughton
Mr David Curry
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

97

Clause     27,     page     17,     line     40,     at end insert—

    '(2D) The authority shall be able to suspend subsection (3) where it can reasonably show that to operate its terms would have a detrimental effect on the provision of local housing needs.'.

 
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