House of Lords portcullis
House of Lords

Publications on the internet
Other Public Bills before Parliament
Amendments to the Homes Bill

Homes Bill


AMENDMENTS
TO BE MOVED
IN COMMITTEE


 

Clause 26

 

THE LORD WHITTY

Page 16, leave out lines 3 to 8 and insert—
"(1)  A local housing authority shall not allocate housing accommodation—
(a)  to a person from abroad who is ineligible for an allocation of housing accommodation by virtue of subsection (3) or (5);
(b)  to a person who the authority have decided is to be treated as ineligible for such an allocation by virtue of subsection (6A); or
(c)  to two or more persons jointly if any of them is a person mentioned in paragraph (a) or (b)."
Page 16, line 21, after "persons" insert "from abroad"
Page 16, line 29, leave out from beginning of line to "they" in line 31 and insert—
"(6A)   A local housing authority may decide that an applicant is to be treated as ineligible for an allocation of housing accommodation by them if they are satisfied that—
(a)  he, or a member of his household, has been guilty of unacceptable behaviour serious enough to make him unsuitable to be a tenant of the authority; and
(b)  in the circumstances at the time his application is considered, he is unsuitable to be a tenant of the authority by reason of that behaviour."
(6B)  The only behaviour which may be regarded by the authority as unacceptable for the purposes of subsection (6A)(a) is—
(a)  behaviour of the person concerned which would (if he were a secure tenant of the authority) entitle the authority to a possession order under section 84 of the Housing Act 1985 on any ground mentioned in Part 1 of Schedule 2 to that Act (other than ground 8); or
(b)  behaviour of a member of his household which would (if he were a person residing with a secure tenant of the authority) entitle the authority to such a possession order.
(7)  If a local housing authority decide that an applicant for housing accommodation—
(a)  is ineligible for an allocation by them by virtue of subsection (3) or (5); or
(b)  is to be treated as ineligible for such an allocation by virtue of subsection (6A),"
Page 16, line 36, at end insert—
"(9)   A person who is being treated by a local housing authority as ineligible by virtue of subsection (6A) may (if he considers that he should no longer be treated as ineligible by the authority) make a fresh application to the authority for an allocation of housing accommodation by them."
 

Clause 28

 

THE LORD WHITTY

Page 18, line 26, leave out "subsection (2C)" and insert "section 160A(6A)"
Page 18, leave out lines 27 to 35

 
 
House of Commons home page Houses of Parliament home page House of Lords home page search page enquiries index

©Parliamentary copyright 2001
6 April 2001