Amendments proposed to the Homes Bill, As Amended - continued House of Commons

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Guidance by the Secretary of State (No. 2)

   

Mr Don Foster
Mr Tom Brake

NC11

To move the following Clause:—

    '.—( ) In section 182 of the 1996 Act (guidance by the Secretary of State) after subsection (2) there is inserted—

    "(3) Without prejudice to subsection (1) of this section, a local housing authority or social services authority shall exercise their functions relating to homelessness and the prevention of homelessness in accordance with such directions as may be given to them under this section by the Secretary of State.

    (4) Directions under this section—

    (a) shall be given in writing; and

    (b) may be given to a particular authority, or to authorities of a particular class, or to authorities generally.".'.


Provision of advice and assistance

   

Mr Don Foster
Mr Tom Brake

NC12

To move the following Clause:—

    '( ).—(1) The Secretary of State may by order specify matters to be taken into account in providing (or securing the provision of) advice and assistance under sections 190(2)(b) and (3), 192(2) and 195(5) of the 1996 Act, and make provision as to the procedure to be followed in the provision of that advice and assistance.

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

    (3) No such order shall be made unless a draft of it has been approved by resolution of each House of Parliament.'.


Energy efficiency report (No. 1)

   

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

NC13

To move the following Clause:—

    '. The Secretary of State shall by regulations bring Schedule (Energy efficiency reports) into effect within twelve months of the passing of this Act.'.


Energy efficiency report (No. 2)

   

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

NC14

To move the following Clause:—

    '. The Secretary of State may by regulations bring Schedule (Energy efficiency reports) into effect within twelve months of the passing of this Act if in his judgement it would assist, or provide information relevant to, the marketing of residential properties in England and Wales.'.


Persons with priority need

   

Mr Simon Hughes

NC17

To move the following Clause:—

    '.—( ) In section 193 of the 1996 Act (entry to persons with priority need who are not homeless intentionally) after subsection (7) there is inserted—

    "(7A) An offer of accommodation under Part VI is a first offer for the purposes of subsection (7) if made in writing, states that it is a first offer for the purposes of subsection (7) and states that the offer shall remain available for five working days from the date of the offer or such longer period if the authority consider reasonable and shall include an opportunity for the person receiving the offer and an independent adviser to inspect the property.".'.


Independent review

   

Mr Simon Hughes

NC18

To move the following Clause:—

    '.—( ) If a local housing authority decides that an applicant for housing accommodation is ineligible by virtue of subsections (3) and (5) of section 160A for an allocation by them, they shall inform him of his right to request and receive an independent review of the decision and of the time within which such a request must be made.'.


Whether it is reasonable to continue to occupy accommodation

   

Mr Simon Hughes

NC19

To move the following Clause:—

    '( ).—(1) Section 177 (whether it is reasonable to continue to occupy accommodation) of the 1996 Act is amended as follows.

    (2) After subsection (1) there is inserted—

    "(1A) It is not reasonable for a person to continue to occupy accommodation if it is probable that this will lead to violence on racial or other grounds against him, or against—

    (a) a person who normally resides with him as a member of his family, or

    (b) any other person who might reasonably be expected to reside with him.

    For this purpose "violence on racial grounds" in relation to a person, means violence from another person by reason of a person's race, nationality or ethnic or national origins, or threats of violence from such a person which are likely to be carried out.".'.


   

Mr Secretary Prescott

28

Page     2,     line     3     [Clause     1],     leave out 'a freehold interest or a long leasehold interest in the property' and insert 'the freehold interest or the interest under a long lease'.

   

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

4

Page     2,     line     41     [Clause     3],     at end insert 'unless the property is explicitly advertised as being sold "without seller's pack".'.

   

Mr Secretary Prescott

29

Page     2,     line     42     [Clause     3],     after 'possession' insert 'or under his control'.


   

Mr Secretary Prescott

30

Page     3,     line     4     [Clause     3]     leave out 'contained' and insert 'included'.

   

Mr Secretary Prescott

31

Page     3,     line     23     [Clause     3],     leave out 'contained' and insert 'included'.

   

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

13

Page     3,     line     30     [Clause     3],     leave out subsections (9) and (10).

   

Mr Don Foster
Mr Tom Brake

24

Page     3,     line     31     [Clause     3],     leave out 'guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction' and insert 'liable'.

   

Mr Don Foster
Mr Tom Brake

25

Page     3,     line     34     [Clause     3],     leave out subsection (10).

   

Mr Secretary Prescott

32

Page     3,     line     41     [Clause     4],     after 'possession', insert 'or under his control'.

   

Mr Secretary Prescott

33

Page     3,     line     42     [Clause     4],     leave out 'copy of the'.


   

Mr Secretary Prescott

34

Page     4,     line     11     [Clause     4],     leave out 'contained' and insert 'included'.

   

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

14

Page     4,     line     16     [Clause     4],     leave out subsections (5) and (6).

   

Mr Don Foster
Mr Tom Brake

26

Page     4,     line     17     [Clause     4],     leave out 'guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction' and insert 'liable'.

   

Mr Don Foster
Mr Tom Brake

27

Page     4,     line     19     [Clause     4],     leave out subsection (6).

   

Mr Secretary Prescott

35

Page     4,     line     40     [Clause     6],     leave out 'copy of the'.

   

Mr Secretary Prescott

36

Page     4,     line     40     [Clause     6],     after 'possession' insert 'or under his control'.


   

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

5

Page     5,     line     7     [Clause     6],     leave out paragraph (c) and insert—

    '( ) was a person to whom the seller had indicated he was not prepared to sell the property.'.

   

Mr Secretary Prescott

37

Page     5,     line     15     [Clause     6],     leave out 'copy of the'.

   

Mr Secretary Prescott

38

Page     5,     line     15     [Clause     6],     after 'possession' insert 'or under his control'.

   

Mr Secretary Prescott

39

Page     5,     line     20     [Clause     7],     leave out from beginning of line to 'must' in line 25 and insert—

    '(1) The Secretary of State may make regulations prescribing—

    (a) the documents to be included in a seller's pack required for a residential property by section 3(2) or 4(2); and

    (b) particular information which is to be included in or excluded from any prescribed document.

    (2) A document prescribed under subsection (1)'.

   

Mr Secretary Prescott

40

Page     5,     line     34     [Clause     7],     leave out 'in relation to a residential property'.

   

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

7

Page     5,     line     45     [Clause     7],     at end insert 'save that these shall not include local authority searches.'.


   

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

6

Page     6,     line     2     [Clause     7],     at end insert 'save that these shall not include a survey report or home condition report.'.

   

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

8

Page     6,     line     2     [Clause     7],     at end insert 'and the term "characteristics" shall include information about risk of flooding.'.

 
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