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Baroness Hamwee: Not entirely, but I shall read what the Minister said, and possibly return to it. I beg leave to withdraw the amendment.

Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.

[Amendment No. 110 not moved.]

Clause 86 agreed to.

Clauses 87 to 90 agreed to.

Clause 91 [Contributions by the Secretary of State]:

[Amendments Nos. 111 to 114 not moved.]

Clause 91 agreed to.

Clause 92 [Recovery of contributions]:

[Amendment No. 115 not moved.]

Clause 92 agreed to.

Clause 93 [Consent of the Secretary of State]:

Lord Lucas moved Amendment No. 116:


Page 54, line 40, at end insert ("or in relation to particular cases or descriptions of case.").

The noble Lord said: I spoke to this amendment with Amendment No. 44. I beg to move.

On Question, amendment agreed to.

Clause 93, as amended, agreed to.

Clauses 94 and 95 agreed to.

Clause 96 [Fitness for human habitation]:

[Amendment No.117 not moved.]

Clause 96 agreed to.

Clause 97 agreed to.

Earl Ferrers moved Amendment No. 118:


After Clause 97, insert the following clause--

Meaning of "owner" of dwelling

(".--(1) In this Part "owner", in relation to a dwelling, means the person who--
(a) is for the time being entitled to receive from a lessee of the dwelling (or would be so entitled if the dwelling were let) a rent at an annual rate of not less than two-thirds of the net annual value of the dwelling; and
(b) is not himself liable as lessee of the dwelling, or of property which includes the dwelling, to pay such a rent to a superior landlord.
(2) For this purpose the net annual value of a dwelling means the rent at which the dwelling might reasonably be expected to be let from year to year if the tenant undertook to pay all usual tenant's rates and taxes and to bear the cost of repair and insurance and the other expenses, if any, necessary to maintain the dwelling in a state to command that rent.
(3) Any dispute arising as to the net annual value of a dwelling shall be referred in writing for decision by the district valuer.
In this subsection "district valuer" has the same meaning as in the Housing Act 1985.").

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The noble Earl said: I spoke to this amendment with Amendment No. 88. I beg to move.

On Question, amendment agreed to.

Clause 98 [Minor definitions: Part I]:

Earl Ferrers moved Amendments Nos. 119 and 120:


Page 56, line 27, leave out from ("dwelling,") to end of line 34 and insert ("has the meaning given by section (Meaning of "owner" of dwelling),").
Page 56, line 35, leave out (""owner"").

The noble Earl said: I spoke to these amendments with Amendment No. 88. I beg to move.

On Question, amendments agreed to.

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Clause 98, as amended, agreed to.

Clauses 99 and 100 agreed to.

Schedule 1 [Private sector renewal: consequential amendments]:

[Amendments Nos. 121 to 124 not moved.]

Schedule 1 agreed to.

House resumed.

Education (Scotland) Bill [H.L.]

Recommitted to a Committee of the Whole House.

        House adjourned at six minutes past eleven o'clock.

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