Clause 178 — Section 177: consequential amendments

Orders of the Day – in the House of Commons at 8:45 pm on 31st March 2008.

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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 new town corporations)—

(a) in subsection (1)(a) (consent) for "Secretary of State" substitute "appropriate authority",

(b) after subsection (1) insert—

"(1A) In this section "the appropriate authority" means—

(a) in relation to a disposal of land in England by a registered provider of social housing, the Regulator of Social Housing,

(b) in relation to any other disposal of land in England, the Secretary of State, and

(c) in relation to a disposal of land in Wales, the Welsh Ministers.",

(c) in subsection (5) (consultation of tenants) for "Secretary of State" substitute "appropriate authority",

(d) in subsection (5)(a) for "himself" substitute "itself", and

(e) omit subsection (6) (consultation of Housing Corporation).'.— [Liz Blackman.]

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