House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 5 September 2018

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland

    The Secretary of State was asked—

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister

    The Prime Minister was asked—

  • Salisbury Update

    75 speeches

    With permission, Mr Speaker, I would like to update the House on the investigation into the attempted murder of Sergei and Yulia Skripal, and the subsequent poisoning of Dawn Sturgess and Charlie...

  • Widowed Parent’S Allowance

    31 speeches

    With permission, Mr Speaker, I will make a statement on widowed parent’s allowance. Widowed parent’s allowance is paid to families in receipt of child benefit where one parent’s...

  • Marriage and Civil Partnership (Minimum Age)

    4 speeches

    Motion for leave to introduce a Bill ( Standing Order No. 23)

  • Tenant Fees Bill (Programme) (No. 2)

    Ordered, That the Order of 21 May 2018 (Tenant Fees Bill: Programme) be varied as follows: (1) Paragraphs (4) and (5) of the Order shall be omitted. (2) Proceedings on Consideration and...

  • Tenant Fees Bill

    Consideration of Bill, not amended in the Public Bill Committee Clause 1

    • Prohibitions applying to landlords

      92 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 5, page 2, line 17, after “(c),” insert— “() requires the person to do any of those things— (i) as a result of an act or...

    • Prohibitions applying to letting agents

      Amendments made: 6, page 3, line 6, after “tenancy,” insert— “(aa) requires the person to do any of those things pursuant to a provision of an...

      Financial penalties

      Amendment proposed: 1, page 5, line 13, leave out “£5,000” and insert “£30,000”.—(Melanie Onn.) The House divided: Ayes 240, Noes 299.

      Financial Penalties

      Amendment made: 8, page 5, line 38, leave out from “(6)” to “in” in line 39 and insert— “Only one financial penalty under this section may...

      Recovery by Enforcement Authority of Amount Paid

      Amendments made: 9, page 6, line 27, after “that” insert— “, with the consent of the relevant person”. This amendment and Amendments 10, 12, 18,...

      Duty to Notify when taking Enforcement Action

      Amendment made: 11, page 9, line 22, at end insert— “, or () the enforcement authority brings proceedings for an offence under section12 and the defendant in the...

      Recovery by Relevant Person of Amount Paid

      Amendments made: 12, page 10, line 36, after “that” insert— “, with the consent of the relevant person”. See the explanatory statement for...

      Assistance to Recover Amount Paid

      Amendments made: 15, page 11, line 12, after “person” insert “—(a)” This amendment and Amendments 16 and 17 enable an enforcement authority to...

      restriction on Terminating Tenancy

      Amendments made: 18, page 11, line 31, after “if” insert— “, with the consent of the relevant person”. See the explanatory statement for...

      Transitional Provision

      Amendments made: 20, page 19, line 39, after “landlord” insert “or a letting agent”. This amendment and amendments 21 and 22 have the effect that, if a...

      Permitted Payments

      Amendment proposed: 3, page 23, in line 30, leave out paragraph 4 and insert— “Payment of Landlord or Agent expenses 4 (1) A payment that a tenant is required to...

      Permitted payments

      Amendments made: 24, page 23, line 31, leave out “that a tenant is required to make”. This amendment and Amendments 25 and 29 to 42 clarify that a payment may be a...

      Treatment of holding deposit

      Amendment made: 43, page 26, line 24, after “applied” insert “, with the consent of the person by whom it was paid”.—(Rishi Sunak.) See the...

      Financial penalties etc

      13 speeches

      Amendments made: 44, page 27, line 33, after second “paragraph” insert “4(3A) (period for payment),”. See the explanatory statement for Amendment 13....

  • Voyeurism (Offences) (No. 2) Bill (Business of the House)

    Ordered, That, at this day’s sitting, the following provisions shall apply to proceedings on the Voyeurism (Offences) (No. 2) Bill:

  • Timetable

    (1) (a) Proceedings on Consideration and proceedings up to Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion two hours after commencement of proceedings on the...

  • Timing of Proceedings and Questions to Be Put

    (2) If, following proceedings on Consideration of the Bill, a Legislative Grand Committee withholds consent to the Bill or any Clause or Schedule of the Bill or any amendment made to the Bill,...

  • Miscellaneous

    (8) Standing Order No. 15(1) (Exempted business) shall apply so far as necessary for the purposes of this Order.—(Lucy Frazer.)

  • Business without Debate

  • Selection Committee

    Ordered, That Chris Heaton-Harris be discharged from the Selection Committee and Craig Whittaker be added. —(Iain Stewart.)

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