New Clause 8 — Replacing homes lost through the Preserved Right to Buy

Deregulation Bill – in the House of Commons at 9:00 pm on 23rd June 2014.

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‘(1) Within one year of this Act receiving Royal Assent, the Secretary of State shall lay before each House of Parliament a plan to—

(a) replace the homes lost through the Preserved Right to Buy;

(b) review the effectiveness of the current Right to Buy policy.

(2) Before making any further changes to Right to Buy, the Secretary of State must carry out and publish an assessment of the impact of Right to Buy policy on affordable housing supply since 2012.’—(Caroline Lucas.)

This new clause would require the Minister to produce a plan to replace affordable homes lost in England as a result of Right to Buy, review the effectiveness of current policy and carry out an assessment of changes since 2012 before making further policy changes.

Brought up.

Question put, That the clause be added to the Bill.

The House divided:

Ayes 208, Noes 274.

Division number 14

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Question accordingly negatived.