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  • Housing and Regeneration Bill

    As amended in the Public Bill Committee, considered.

  • New Clause 11 — Possession orders relating to certain tenancies (177 speeches, 2 annotations)

    'Schedule (Possession orders relating to certain tenancies) (which makes provision about possession orders and their effect on secure tenancies, assured tenancies, introductory tenancies and...

  • New Clause 12 — Shared ownership leases: protection for certain leases

    '(1) After paragraph 3 of Schedule 4A to the Leasehold Reform Act 1967 (c. 88) (exclusion from enfranchisement for certain shared ownership leases granted by housing associations) insert—...

  • New Clause 13 — Service charges: provision of information and designated accounts (2 speeches)

    'Schedule (Service charges: provision of information and designated accounts) (which relates to the provision of information about service charges and to service charge funds) has...

  • New Clause 14 — Duty to give financial assistance in respect of certain disposals (39 speeches)

    '(1) The HCA must exercise its powers under section 22 to give financial assistance by way of grant to a relevant provider of social housing in respect of any discount given by the...

  • New Clause 15 — Companies exempt from audit

    '(1) This section applies in relation to a registered provider which— (a) is a registered company other than a charity, and (b) is exempt from the audit requirements of the Companies Act...

  • New Clause 16 — Exempt companies: accountant's report

    '(1) The report required by section [companies exempt from audit] must be prepared by a person ("the reporting accountant") who is eligible under section [exempt companies: reporting accountant]....

  • New Clause 17 — Exempt companies: reporting accountant

    '(1) A person is eligible for appointment by a company as a reporting accountant under section [exempt companies: accountant's report] if— (a) either of the following conditions is...

  • New Clause 18 — Application of Companies Act

    '(1) The provisions of the Companies Act 2006 listed in subsection (2) apply to the reporting accountant and a reporting accountant's report as they apply to an auditor of the company and an...

  • New Clause 19 — Exempt companies: extraordinary audit

    '(1) This section applies where, in accordance with section [companies exempt from audit] a company appoints a reporting accountant to prepare a report in respect of its accounts for any year....

  • New Clause 20 — Interim manager

    '(1) During a moratorium the regulator may appoint an interim manager of the registered provider. (2) An appointment may relate to the registered provider's affairs generally or to affairs...

  • New Clause 21 — Right to acquire

    '(1) The tenant of a dwelling in England has a right to acquire the dwelling if— (a) the landlord is a registered provider or a registered social landlord, (b) the tenancy is within...

  • New Clause 22 — Interpretation: "publicly funded"

    '(1) The provision of a dwelling was publicly funded if any of the following conditions is satisfied. (2) Condition 1 is that— (a) the dwelling was provided by a person in fulfilment of a...

  • New Clause 23 — Interpretation: "remained in the social rented sector"

    '(1) This section applies for the purposes of determining whether a dwelling has remained in the social rented sector. (2) A dwelling shall be treated as having remained in the social rented...

  • New Clause 24 — Interpretation: other expressions

    '(1) The definitions in this section apply to sections [right to acquire] to [interpretation: "remained in the social rented sector"]. (2) The HCA gives "assistance" to a person if it— (a)...

  • New Clause 25 — Right to acquire: supplemental

    '(1) Section 17 of the Housing Act 1996 (c. 52) (right to acquire: supplemental) applies in relation to the right to acquire under section [right to acquire] of this Act with the modifications...

  • New Clause 26 — Right to acquire: consequential amendments

    '(1) In section 16 of the Housing Act 1996 (c. 52) (right to acquire)— (a) for subsection (1) substitute— "(1) The tenant of a dwelling in Wales has a right to acquire the dwelling...

  • New Clause 27 — Exercise of enforcement powers

    '(1) This section applies where the regulator is deciding— (a) whether to exercise a power under this Chapter, (b) which power under this Chapter to exercise, or (c) how to exercise a power...

  • New Clause 28 — Amalgamation

    '(1) This section applies if as a result of an inquiry under section 192 or an audit under section 196 the regulator is satisfied that— (a) a non-profit registered provider which is an...

  • New Clause 1 — Consultation principles

    '(1) The Secretary of State shall, by regulations made by statutory instrument, set out a code of practice to govern local authority consultations with tenants concerning— (a) a change of...

  • New Clause 8 — Subsidy arrangements: formula and exclusions

    '(1) In section 80 of the Local Government and Housing Act 1989 (c. 42) (calculation of Housing Revenue Account subsidy) after subsection (3) insert— "(3A) In determining a formula for the...

  • New Clause 32 — Definition of 'community land trust'

    '"Community land trust" means a non-profit organisation which is an industrial and provident society, a company limited by guarantee or other incorporated body whose governing instrument contains...

  • Clause 2 — Objects

    Amendments made: No. 16, in page 2, line 2 leave out 'and'. No. 17, line 4, at end insert 'and (d) to contribute to the achievement of sustainable development in England,'.— [Liz Blackman.]

  • Clause 4 — Powers: general

    Amendment made: No. 18, in page 2, line 39, after 'HCA', insert '(whether contained in this Part or elsewhere)'.— [Liz Blackman.]

  • Clause 19 — Power to enter and survey land

    Amendments made: No. 19, in page 9, line 31, after 'time', insert 'and subject as follows'. No. 20, line 39, leave out 'any occupied' and insert 'the'. No. 21, line 40, leave out 'the occupier'...

  • Clause 20 — Section 19: supplementary

    Amendment made: No. 24, in page 10, line 19, leave out 'any' and insert 'the'.— [Liz Blackman.]

  • Clause 22 — Financial assistance

    Amendment made: No. 60, in page 12, line 7, leave out '38' and insert '(Duty to give financial assistance in respect of certain disposals)'.— [Liz Blackman.]

  • Clause 34 — Sustainable development

    Amendment made: No. 25, in page 15, line 15, leave out Clause 34.— [Liz Blackman.]

  • Clause 36 — Recovery etc. of social housing assistance

    Amendments made: No. 135, in page 16, line 25, leave out 'the social housing assistance' and insert 'any social housing assistance given by way of grant'. No. 136, line 28, at end insert—...

  • Clause 53 — Property etc. transfers to the HCA and the Welsh Ministers

    Amendment made: No. 29, in page 23, line 7, at end insert— '(5) Schedule [Transfer schemes: tax] makes provision about the tax implications of schemes under this section (and schemes under...

  • Clause 55 — Interim arrangements

    Amendment made: No. 26, in page 23, line 43 , leave out 'and other facilities' and insert ', facilities or other assistance'.— [Liz Blackman.]

  • Clause 66 — Dissolution of Housing Corporation

    Amendment made: No. 6, in page 32, line 2 , at end insert— '(3) Omit section 33A of the Housing Associations Act 1985 (c. 69) (provision of services between the Corporations).'.—...

  • Clause 67 — Transfer schemes

    Amendment made: No. 30, in page 32, line 16, at end insert— '(5) Schedule [Transfer schemes: tax] makes provision about the tax implications of schemes under this section (and schemes...

  • Clause 71 — low cost home ownership

    Amendment made: No. 61, in page 33, line 12 , leave out 'for rental'.— [Liz Blackman.]

  • Clause 73 — Regulations

    Amendments made: No. 62, in page 33, line 43 , leave out first 'accommodation' and insert 'property'. No. 63, line 43, leave out second 'accommodation' and insert 'property'. No. 64, in page 34,...

  • Clause 88 — fundamental objectives

    Amendment made: No. 66, in page 39, line 16, at end insert '(including by promoting the availability of financial services to registered providers of social housing)'.— [Liz Blackman.]

  • Clause 117 — Fees

    Amendment made: No. 67, in page 48, line 14 , after 'principles', insert— '(a) shall provide for section 97(3) to be disregarded for the purpose of subsection (5)(a), and (b) .'.—...

  • Clause 127 — Directions

    Amendments made: No. 68, in page 51, line 29, leave out 'non-profit'. No. 69, line 30, at end insert— '(1A) A direction may be given to a profit-making registered provider only in so far...

  • Clause 128 — Submissions to regulator

    Amendment made: No. 70, in page 52, line 14, leave out 'non-profit'.— [Liz Blackman.]

  • Clause 129 — Non-audited industrial and provident society

    Amendment made: No. 71, in page 52, line 25, leave out 'non-profit'.— [Liz Blackman.]

  • Clause 136 — Offences

    Amendments made: No. 72, in page 55, line 25, at end insert— '(d) section [companies exempt from audit].'. No. 73, line 28, at end insert— '(c) section [exempt companies:...

  • Clause 138 — Disclosure

    Amendments made: No. 74, in page 56, line 9, leave out 'non-profit'. No. 75, line 10, leave out 'non-profit'.— [Liz Blackman.]

  • Clause 139 — Non-pofit providers only

    Amendment made: No. 76, in page 56, line 20, leave out Clause 139.— [Liz Blackman.]

  • Clause 141 — Moratorium

    Amendments made: No. 77, in page 57, line 27, leave out 'making of an order' and insert 'presenting of a petition' No. 78, line 30, at end insert— 'But not the presenting of a petition...

  • Clause 142 — duration of moratorium

    Amendments made: No. 80, in page 58, line 1, after '28', insert 'working'. No. 81, line 6, after 'provider', insert 'whom the regulator is able to locate after making reasonable enquiries'. No....

  • Clause 143 — Further moratorium

    Amendment made: No. 83, in page 58, line 32, after 'provider', insert 'whom the regulator is able to locate after making reasonable enquiries'.— [Liz Blackman.]

  • Clause 144 — Effect of moratorium

    Amendment made: No. 84, in page 59, line 1, at end insert— '(A1) During a moratorium the HCA— (a) may not give the registered provider a direction under section 36(4), and (b) may...

  • Clause 145 — Exempted disposals

    Amendments made: No. 85, in page 59, line 30, after 'by', insert '— (a) section [right to acquire], or (b) '. No. 86, line 31, after 'housing', insert 'in Wales'.— [Liz Blackman.]

  • Clause 147 — Proposals procedure

    Amendments made: No. 87, in page 60, line 23, leave out 'its secured creditors' and insert 'such of its secured creditors as the regulator is able to locate after making reasonable enquiries'....

  • Clause 151 — Manager of industrial and provident society: extra powers

    Amendments made: No. 92, in page 62, line 33, after 'society', insert '— (a) an instrument providing for the amalgamation of the society with another industrial and provident society, or...

  • Clause 167 — Exceptions

    Amendments made: No. 95, in page 68, line 2, after 'under', insert '— (a) section [right to acquire], or (b) '. No. 96, line 2, leave out '(as applied by section 172)' and insert...

  • Clause 170 — Separate accounting

    Amendment made: No. 97, in page 68, line 37, at end insert— '(za) net proceeds of sale to a tenant in pursuance of the right to acquire conferred by section [right to acquire],'.—...

  • Clause 172 — Application of Housing Act 1996

    Amendments made: No. 98, in page 69, line 35, leave out 'shall continue to have effect in relation to social housing in England' and insert 'apply in relation to disposals of social housing by...

  • Clause 177 — consent to disposals under other legislation

    Amendments made: No. 103, in page 70, line 30, leave out 'and'. No. 104, line 33, at end insert ', and (c) section 173 of the Local Government and Housing Act 1989 (c. 42) (consent to certain...

  • Clause 178 — Section 177: consequential amendments

    Amendment made: No. 105, in page 72, line 4, at end insert— '(4) In section 173 of the Local Government and Housing Act 1989 (c. 42) (consent to certain disposals of housing obtained from...

  • Clause 180 — Provision of social housing

    Amendments made: No. 106, in page 72, leave out line 21. No. 107, line 26, leave out paragraphs (a) and (b). No. 108, line 42, at end insert— '(3) In setting standards the regulator shall...

  • Clause 181 — management

    Amendment made: No. 109, in page 73, line 6, at end insert— '(3) In setting standards the regulator shall have regard to the desirability of registered providers being free to choose how...

  • Clause 183 — consultation

    Amendment made: No. 110, in page 73, line 27, at end insert— '(2) Before setting a standard which would apply to charities, or issuing, revising or withdrawing a code of practice which...

  • Clause 184 — Direction by the Secretary of State

    Amendments made: No. 111, in page 73, line 30, leave out 'or'. No. 112, line 31, at end insert ', or (c) to have regard to specified objectives when setting standards under section 180 or 181.'....

  • Clause 198 — Industrial and provident society: change of rules

    Amendments made: No. 115, in page 78, line 23, leave out subsections (2) and (3) and insert— '(2) An amendment of the society's rules requires consent if it— (a) alters the society's...

  • Clause 200 — Companies: change of articles

    Amendments made: No. 120, in page 79, line 3, leave out subsections (2) and (3) and insert— '(2) An amendment of the company's articles of association requires consent if it— (a)...

  • Clause 205 — Grounds for giving notice

    Amendment made: No. 124, in page 80, line 31, at end insert— '(10A) Case 10 is where the registered provider has failed to comply with an order made by an ombudsman appointed by virtue of...

  • Clause 240 — transfer of land

    Amendment made: No. 125, in page 92, line 40, after 'specified', insert 'non-profit'.— [Liz Blackman.]

  • Clause 255 — Appointment of new officers

    Amendment made: No. 126, in page 98, line 8, at end insert— '(2A) The regulator may appoint more than a minority of the officers of a registered provider only if— (a) the provider...

  • Clause 261 — General

    Amendment made: No. 127, in page 101, line 32, at end insert— '"working day" means a day other than— (g) a Saturday or Sunday,(h) Christmas Day or Good Friday, or(i) a day which is a...

  • Clause 262 — Index of defined terms

    Amendment made: No. 128, in page 103, line 14, at end insert— 'Working day Section 261'. — [Liz Blackman.]

  • Clause 282 — Requirements to co-operate in relation to certain disposals of land

    Amendment made: No. 31, in page 115, line 9, at end insert— '(5A) Any regulations which provide for the appropriate person to approve a proposal for a local housing authority to dispose of...

  • Clause 286 — Shared ownership leases: protection for certain limited equity leases

    Amendment made: No. 32, in page 120, line 36, leave out Clause 286.— [Liz Blackman.]

  • Clause 287 — Shared ownership leases: protection for hard to replace houses

    Amendments made: No. 33, in page 121, line 6, after '3', insert 'or 3A'. No. 34, in page 121, line 8, leave out 'sub-paragraph (2) of that paragraph' and insert 'sub-paragraph (1A); (aa) any...

  • Clause 290 — Review of determintion of value

    Amendments made: No. 40, in page 122, line 25, at end insert— '(2A) A request under subsection (2)(b) must— (a) be in writing; (b) state the reason it is being made; and (c) confirm...

  • Clause 303 — Orders and regulations

    Amendments made: No. 44, in page 131, line 37, at end insert— '( ) an order of the Secretary of State under paragraph 19(4) or 21(2) or (4) of Schedule (Possession orders relating to...

  • Clause 308 — Commencement

    Amendments made: No. 48, in page 133, line 31, leave out '287' and insert '(Service charges: provision of information and designated accounts)'. No. 49, line 31, after '301', insert 'and...

  • New Schedule 1 — Transfer Schemes: Tax

    Overview 1 This Schedule makes provision about the fiscal effect of transfers under schemes made under sections 53 and 67. Key concepts 2 (1) In this Schedule— (a) "transfer scheme" means...

  • New Schedule 2 — Possession orders relating to certain tenancies — Part 1 — Amendments to the Housing Acts of 1985, 1988 and 1996

    Housing Act 1985 (c. 68) 1 The Housing Act 1985 is amended as follows. 2 (1) Section 82 (security of tenure: date on which secure tenancy comes to an end as a result of a possession order etc.)...

  • Part 2 — Replacement of certain terminated tenancies

    Circumstances in which replacement tenancies arise 15 In this Part of this Schedule "an original tenancy" means any secure tenancy, assured tenancy, introductory tenancy or demoted tenancy—...

  • New Schedule 3 — Service charges: provision of information and designated accounts

    Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 (c. 70) 1 The Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 is amended as follows. 2 For section 21 (as substituted by section 152 of the Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002 (c....

  • Schedule 7 — Amendments of enactiments: Part 1

    Amendment made: No. 27, in page 175, line 12, at end insert— 'Greater London Authority Act 1999 (c. 29) 8A The Greater London Authority Act 1999 is amended as follows. 8B (1) Section 333A...

  • Schedule 11 — Repeals (16 speeches)

    Amendments made: No. 51, in page 189, line 44, column 2, at beginning insert— 'In section 85(3)(a), the words from "or payments" to "profits),".'. No. 7, in page 189, line 50, at end...

  • Northern Rock (47 speeches)

    I beg to move, That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, praying that the Northern Rock plc Transfer Order 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 432), dated 21st February 2008, a copy of which was laid...