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Mandatory rents for high income local authority tenants

Housing and Planning Bill – in the House of Commons at 8:27 pm on 3rd May 2016.

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  • Division number 260
    A majority of MPs voted to require local councils to charge high income social housing tenants rent at levels set by central Government.

Motion made, and Question put, That this House disagrees with Lords amendment 54.—(Brandon Lewis.)

The House divided:

Ayes 286, Noes 171.

Votes cast by Members for constituencies in England:
Ayes 278, Noes 157.

Division number 260 Housing and Planning Bill — Clause 78 — Mandatory Rent Level for High Income Local Authority Tenants

A majority of MPs voted to require local councils to charge high income social housing tenants rent at levels set by central Government.

Aye: 286 MPs

No: 172 MPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Tellers

Nos: A-Z by last name

Tellers

Absent: 186 MPs

Absents: A-Z by last name

Question accordingly agreed to.

Lords amendments 55, 57 and 58 disagreed to.

Photo of Lindsay Hoyle Lindsay Hoyle Chair, Panel of Chairs, Deputy Speaker and Chairman of Ways and Means, Chair, Panel of Chairs, Chairman of Ways and Means

I must now put the Questions necessary to dispose of the remaining Lords amendments in the group. First, under the Standing Order, I must put the Question on the Lords amendments that relate exclusively to England.

Lords amendments 2 to 8, 11 to 36, 38 to 46, 48 to 53, 56, 59, 60, 88 to 96, 197 to 199 and 215 to 239 agreed to, with Commons financial privilege waived in respect of Lords amendments 38 to 46, 48 to 53, 56 and 91.

Photo of Lindsay Hoyle Lindsay Hoyle Chair, Panel of Chairs, Deputy Speaker and Chairman of Ways and Means, Chair, Panel of Chairs, Chairman of Ways and Means

I must now put the Question on the remaining Lords amendments that have not been certified.

Lords amendments 61 to 87, 182, 183, 185 to 188, 190, 191, 195, 196 and 200 to 214 agreed to, with Commons financial privilege waived in respect of Lords amendment 185.

Photo of Peter Bottomley Peter Bottomley Conservative, Worthing West

On a point of order, Mr Deputy Speaker. Lords amendments 92 and 93 were moved by Lord Young of Cookham with the understanding of the Government. Amendment 92 deals, it says, with tenants—in fact, it is leaseholders—and amendment 93 deals with leaseholders in a commonhold agreement. Am I right in saying that they give powers to Government to propose to Parliament statutory instruments, which we can consider separately?

Photo of Lindsay Hoyle Lindsay Hoyle Chair, Panel of Chairs, Deputy Speaker and Chairman of Ways and Means, Chair, Panel of Chairs, Chairman of Ways and Means

As a man who has been here longer than most, you will know that that is not for the Chair to interpret.

After Clause 128