Housing and Regeneration Bill
Earl Cathcart (Conservative)
My Lords, we have had a short but interesting debate. The noble Baroness, Lady Hamwee, asked about our new paragraph (c). It was cribbed straight from subsection (12) of the clause. The intention of our amendment was to change the Bill as little as possible, which is why we have included the paragraph.
At this and the previous stage, the Government have agreed to amendments from all sides of the House. That is welcome as I have no doubt that they will enhance the Bill. However, I am feeling a little left out. The Government in their wisdom have not agreed to any of my amendments on Report, neither a fair deal for rural areas nor the need for flood amendments. It therefore comes as little surprise that they will not accept this amendment—maybe it is just the way I tell 'em. However, if at first you do not succeed, try, try again, so I live in hope. Slightly crestfallen, I beg leave to withdraw the amendment.