New Clause No. 2. — (Recovery of Possession of Dwelling-House Held for Occupation by Minister of Religion.)

Orders of the Day — Rent Bill – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 29th June 1965.

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(1) Where a dwelling-house is held for the purpose of being available for occupation by a minister of religion as a residence from which to perform the duties of his office and the dwelling-house has been let on a regulated tenancy, then if—

  1. (a) the tenant has been given notice in writing before the commencement of the tenancy (or, if the tenancy was created before the commencement of this Act, not later than six months after the commencement of this Act) that possession may be recovered under this section; and
  2. (b) apart from the Rent Acts the landlord would be entitled to recover possession of the dwelling-house; and
  3. (c) the court is satisfied that the dwelling-house is required for occupation by a minister of religion as such a residence;
the court shall make an order for the possession of the dwelling-house, whether or not it

would have power to do so under section 3 of the Act of 1933, and section 5 (2) of the Act of 1920 shall not apply in relation to the order.

(2) In the application of this section to Scotland for any reference to a minister of religion there shall be substituted a reference to a minister or full-time lay missionary of any religious denomination.—[Mr. Crossman.]

Brought up, and read the First and Second time.

Amendment proposed to the proposed Clause, In line 3 leave out "on a regulated tenancy".—[Mr. Boyd-Carpenter.]

Question put,"on a regulated tenancy" stand part of the proposed Clause:—

The House divided: Ayes 182, Noes 161.

Division No. 217.]AYES17.39 p.m.
Abse, LeoGrey, CharlesMayhew, Christopher
Allaun, Frank (Salford, E.)Griffiths, Rt. Hn. James (Llanelly)Mellish, Robert
Armstrong, ErnestGrimond, Rt. Hn. J.Mendelson, J. J.
Atkinson, NormanHale, LeslieMikardo, Ian
Bacon, Miss AliceHamilton, James (Bothwell)Miller, Dr. M. S.
Bagier, Gordon A. T.Hamilton, William (West Fife)Milne, Edward (Blyth)
Baxter, WilliamHannan, WilliamMolloy, William
Bennett, J. (Glasgow, Bridgeton)Harper, JosephMorris, Charles (Openshaw)
Binns, JohnHarrison, Walter (Wakefield)Morris, John (Aberavon)
Bishop, E. S.Hazell, BertMurray, Albert
Blackburn, F.Heffer, Eric S.Neal, Harold
Blenkinsop, ArthurHill, J. (Midlothian)Noel-Baker, Francis (Swindon)
Boardman, H.Holman, PercyNoel-Baker, Rt. Hn. Philip (Derby, S.)
Bowden, Rt. Hn. H. w. (Leics S. W.)Hooson, H. E.Norwood, Christopher
Bowen, Roderic (Cardigan)Horner, JohnOrbach, Maurice
Braddock, Mrs. E. M.Houghton, Rt. Hn. DouglasOrme, Stanley
Bray, Dr. JeremyHowie, W.Oswald, Thomas
Broughton, Dr. A. D. D.Hughes, Emrys (S. Ayrshire)Padley, Walter
Brown, Rt. Hn. George (Belper)Hunter, Adam (Dunfermline)Page, Derek (King's Lynn)
Brown, Hugh D. (Glasgow, Provan)Hunter, A. E. (Feltham)Palmer, Arthur
Brown, R. W. (Shoreditch & Fbury)Irving, Sydney (Dartford)Pannell, Rt. Hn. Charles
Buchan, Norman (Renfrewshire, W.)Janner, Sir BarnettParker, John
Buchanan, RichardJeger, Mrs. Lena (H'b'n & St. P'cras, S.)Parkin, B. T.
Butler, Herbert (Hackney, C.)Johnson, Carol (Lewisham, S.)Pavitt, Laurence
Carmichael, NeilJohnston, Russell (Inverness)Pearson, Arthur (Pontypridd)
Coleman, DonaldJones, Rt. Hn. Sir Elwyn (W. Ham, S.)Pentland, Norman
Crawshaw, RichardJones, J. Idwal (Wrexham)Price, J. T. (Westhoughton)
Crossman, Rt. Hn. R. H. S.Jones, T. W. (Merioneth)Probert, Arthur
Cullen, Mrs. AliceKenyon, CliffordRandall, Harry
Dalyell, TamKerr, Dr. David (W'worth, Central)Rankin, John
Davies, G. Elfed (Rhondda, E.)Lawson, GeorgeRees, Merlyn
Davies, Ifor (Gower)Ledger, RonRhodes, Geoffrey
Davies, S. O. (Merthyr)Lee, Miss Jennie (Cannock)Roberts, Albert (Normanton)
Dell, EdmundLewis, Ron (Carlisle)Robertson, John (Paisley)
Doig, PeterLomas, KennethRobinson, Rt. Hn. K. (St. Pancras, N.)
Duffy, Dr. A. E. P.Lubbock, EricRose, Paul B.
Edwards, Rt. Hn. Ness (Caerphilly)Mabon, Dr. J. DicksonRowland, Christopher
Ensor, DavidMcBride, NeilSheldon, Robert
Evans, Ioan (Birmingham, Yardley)McCann, J.Shore, Peter (Stepney)
Fernyhough, E.MacColl, JamesShort, Mrs. Renée (W'hampton, N. E.)
Finch, Harold (Bedwellty)McGuire, MichaelSilkin, John (Deptford)
Fletcher, Ted (Darlington)Mclnnes, JamesSilkin, S. C. (Camberwell, Dulwich)
Foot, Michael (Ebbw Vale)McKay, Mrs. MargaretSilverman, Julius (Aston)
Freeson, ReginaldMackenzie, Gregor (Rutherglen)Silverman, Sydney (Nelson)
Galpern, Sir MyerMahon, Peter (Preston, S.)Slater, Mrs. Harriet (Stoke, N.)
Garrow, A.Mahon, Simon (Bootle)Small, William
George, Lady Megan LloydMallalieu, J. P. W. (Huddersfleld, E.)Soskice, Rt. Hn. Sir Frank
Ginsburg, DavidManuel, ArchieSteel, David (Roxburgh)
Gourlay, HarryMapp, CharlesSteele, Thomas (Dunbartonshire, W.)
Greenwood, Rt. Hn. AnthonyMason, RoyStonehouse, John
Stones, WilliamWalden, Brian (All Saints)Williams, Mrs. Shirley (Hitchin)
Swain, ThomasWalker, Harold (Doncaster)Williams, W. T. (Warrington)
Symonds, J. B.Wallace, GeorgeWillis, George (Edinburgh, E.)
Taverns, DickWarbey, WilliamWilson, Rt. Hn. Harold (Huyton)
Taylor, Bernard (Mansfield)Watkins, TudorWilson, William (Coventry, S.)
Thomas, George (Cardiff, W.)Weitzman, DavidWinterbottom, R. E.
Thorpe, JeremyWhitlock, WilliamWoodburn, Rt. Hn. A.
Tinn, JamesWigg, Rt. Hn. GeorgeZilliacus, K.
Tomney, FrankWilkina, W. A.
Tuck, RaphaelWilley, Rt. Hn. FrederickTELLERS FOR THE AYES:
Varley, Eric G.Williams, Alan (Swansea, W.)Mr. O'Malley and Mr. Fitch.
Wainwright, EdwinWilliams, Clifford (Abertillery)
NOES
Agnew, Commander Sir PeterGower, RaymondPage, John (Harrow, W.)
Allan, Robert (Paddington, S.)Grant-Ferris, R.Page, R. Graham (Crosby)
Allason, James (Hemel Hempstead)Griffiths, Peter (Smethwick)Pearson, Sir Frank (Clitheroe)
Anstruther-Gray, Rt. Hn. Sir W.Gurden, HaroldPeel, John
Astor, JohnHall-Davis, A. G. F.Percival, Ian
Balniel, LordHamilton, M. (Salisbury)Peyton, John
Barlow, Sir JohnHarris, Frederic (Croydon, N. W.)Pickthorn, Rt. Hn. Sir Kenneth
Batsford, BrianHarris, Reader (Heston)Pike, Miss Mervyn
Bell, RonaldHarvey, Sir Arthur Vere (Macclesf'd)Pitt, Dame Edith
Berry, Hn. AnthonyHarvey, John (Walthamstow, E.)Powell, Rt. Hn. J. Enoch
Biffen, JohnHay, JohnPym, Francis
Biggs-Davison, JohnHeald, Rt. Hn. Sir LionelRamsden, Rt. Hn. James
Bingham, R. M.Hendrey, ForbesRedmayne, Rt. Hn. Sir Marlin
Birch, Rt. Hn. NigelHiggins, Terence L.Rees-Davies, W. R.
Black, Sir CyrilHill, J. E. B. (S. Norfolk)Renton, Rt. Hon. Sir David
Blaker, PeterHirst, GeoffreyRidley, Hn. Nicholas
Box, DonaldHogg, Rt. Hn. QuintinRoberts, Sir Peter (Heeley)
Boyd-Carpenter, Rt. Hn. J.Hordern, PeterRobson Brown, Sir William
Braine, BernardHutchison, Michael ClarkRodgers, Sir John (Sevenoaks)
Brewis, JohnIremonger, T. L.Scott-Hopkins, James
Brinton, Sir TattonIrvine, Bryant Godman (Rye)Smith, Dudley (Br'ntf'd & Chiswick)
Brooke, Rt. Hn. HenryJenkin, Patrick (Woodford)Spearman, Sir Alexander
Buchanan-Smith, AlickJennings, J. C.Stainton, Keith
Buck, AntonyJohnson Smith, G. (East Grinstead)Stanley, Hn. Richard
Bullus, Sir EricJones, Arthur (Northants, S.)Stoddart-Scott, Col. Sir Malcolm
Butcher, Sir HerbertJoseph, Rt. Hn. Sir KeithStudholme, Sir Henry
Campbell, GordonKaberry, Sir DonaldTalbot, John E.
Carlisle, MarkKerr, Sir Hamilton (Cambridge)Taylor, Frank (Moss Side)
Carr, Rt. Hn. RobertKilfedder, James A.Teeling, Sir William
Chataway, ChristopherKirk, PeterThatcher, Mrs. Margaret
Clark, Henry (Antrim, N.)Kitson, TimothyThompson, Sir Richard (Croydon, S.)
Clark, William (Nottingham, S.)Lambton, ViscountTilney, John (Wavertree)
Cole, NormanLegge-Bourke, Sir HarryTweedsmuir, Lady
Cooke, RobertLloyd, Ian (P'tsm'th, Langstone)Vaughan-Morgan, Rt. Hn. Sir John
Corfield, F. V.Longden, GilbertVickers, Dame Joan
Costain, A. P.Loveys, Walter H.Walder, David (High Peak)
Craddock, Sir Beresford (Spelthome)McAdden, Sir StephenWalker, Peter (Worcester)
Crawley, AidanMcMaster, StanleyWalker-Smith, Rt. Hn. Sir Derek
Crosthwaite-Eyre, Col. Sir OliverMcNair-Wilson, PatrickWalters, Dennis
Cunningham, Sir KnoxMaginnis, John E.Ward, Dame Irene
Curran, CharlesMarten, NeilWells, John (Maidstone)
Dalkeith, Earl ofMathew, RobertWhitelaw, William
Dance, JamesMaude, AngusWilliams, Sir Rolf Dudley (Exeter)
Davjes, Dr. Wyndham (Perry Barr)Mawby, RayWills, Sir Gerald (Bridgwater)
Dean, PaulMaxwell-Hyslop, R. J.Wilson, Geoffrey (Truro)
Dodds-Parker, DouglasMaydon, Lt.-Cmdr. S. L. C.Wise, A. R.
Doughty, CharlesMeyer, Sir AnthonyWolrige-Gordon, Patrick
Drayson, G. B.Mills, Stratton (Belfast, N.)Wood, Rt. Hn. Richard
Elliott, R. W. (N'c'tle-upon-Tyne, N.)Monro, HectorWoodhouse, Hn. Christopher
Errington, Sir EricMorrison, Charles (Devizes)Wylie, N. R.
Eyre, ReginaldMott-Radclyffe, Sir CharlesYounger, Hn. George
Farr, JohnMunro-Lucas-Tooth, Sir Hugh
Gilmour, Ian (Norfolk, Central)Murton, OscarTELLERS FOR THE NOES:
Glover, Sir DouglasNicholson, Sir GodfreyMr. MacArthur and
Godber, Rt. Hn. J. B.Osborne, Sir Cyril (Louth)Mr. Ian Fraser.

Clause added to the Bill.