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Lord Lucas: My Lords, I am glad to say that I can be very brief in response to the amendment standing in the name of the noble Lord, Lord Williams of Elvel, and the noble Lord, Lord Dubs. We can accept the spirit of it entirely, with the one exception that it does not quite cover all the necessary consequential changes.

When we discussed this issue in Committee, I agreed to consider bringing forward a similar amendment which would give local authorities an eight-week deadline for deciding on a CPO parallel to the time limit for preparing the management scheme. We intend to bring this amendment forward at Third Reading. Indeed, I am told that it will be tabled tomorrow. I hope that that will enable the noble Lord to withdraw this amendment.

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Lord Williams of Elvel: My Lords, I am most grateful to the noble Lord. It certainly gives the consolation that we are not striving in vain to improve the Government's view of the Bill before your Lordships. Under those circumstances, I am happy to beg leave to withdraw the amendment.

Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.

Clause 77 [Codes of practice]:

Lord Lucas moved Amendment No. 250A:


Page 51, line 8, leave out ("cases") and insert ("case").

The noble Lord said: My Lords, I beg to move Amendment No. 250A and to speak at the same time to Amendment No. 250B. These are purely drafting amendments. Amendment No. 250A changes "descriptions of cases" to "descriptions of case". The latter is correct and conforms with other similar provisions in the Bill. Amendment No. 250B amends a reference which should read "paragraph 43" because the numbering in the Arbitration Act 1996 was changed while it was going through the House. I beg to move.

On Question, amendment agreed to.

Schedule 17 [Repeals]:

Lord Lucas moved Amendment No. 250B:


Page 190, line 25, column 3, leave out ("44") and insert ("43").

On Question, amendment agreed to.

Lord Lucas moved Amendments Nos. 251 to 255:


Page 192, line 38, at end insert--
("1996 c.Asylum and Immigration Act 1996.In section 9(4), the definitions of "the accommodation Part", "housing authority" and "licence to occupy" and, in the definition of "tenancy" the words ", in relation to England and Wales,".")

Page 193, line 11, column 3, at beginning insert ("Section 1(6) and (7).").
Page 193, line 16, column 3, at beginning insert ("In").
Page 193, line 16, column 3, at end insert (", subsection (2), in subsection (3)(a) the words "or assistance" and in subsection (4) the definition of "the homelessness Part".").
Page 193, leave out lines 18 and 19.

The noble Lord said: My Lords, my noble friend Lord Mackay spoke to Amendment No. 251 with Amendment No. 24; my noble friend Lord Ferrers spoke to Amendment No. 252 with Amendment No. 84; my noble friend Lord Mackay spoke to Amendments Nos. 253 to 255 with Amendment No. 24. I therefore beg to move Amendments Nos. 251 to 255.

On Question, amendments agreed to.

Clause 211 [Minor definitions: general]:

Lord Lucas moved Amendments Nos. 256 and 257:


Page 123, line 26, leave out from first ("tenancy") to ("Chapter") in line 27 and insert ("and "introductory tenant" have the same meaning as in").

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Page 123, line 32, leave out from ("tenancy"") to ("of") and insert ("and "secure tenant" have the same meaning as in Part IV").

On Question, amendments agreed to.

Clause 212 [Extent]:

[Amendments Nos. 258 to 260 not moved.]

Lord Lucas moved Amendment No. 261:


Page 124, line 7, at end insert ("; and
( ) amendments or repeals of the Asylum and Immigration Appeals Act 1993 or the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996 do not extend to Scotland or Northern Ireland.").

On Question, amendment agreed to.

Clause 213 [Commencement]:

[Amendment No. 262 not moved.]

Lord Lucas moved Amendment No. 263:


Page 124, line 18, leave out ("section 81") and insert ("sections 81 and 82").

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The noble Lord said: My Lords, I spoke to this amendment with Amendment No. 135. I beg to move.

On Question, amendment agreed to.

[Amendments Nos. 264 and 265 not moved.]

Deer (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill [H.L.]

Returned from the Commons agreed to with amendments and with a privilege amendment; the Commons amendments ordered to be printed.

Education (Scotland) Bill [H.L.]

Returned from the Commons agreed to with amendments and with a privilege amendment; the Commons amendments ordered to be printed.

        House adjourned at a quarter before ten o'clock.

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