Reduction of payment by agreement

Housing and Planning Bill – in the House of Commons at 9:10 pm on 9th May 2016.

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  • Division number 266
    A majority of MPs voted against giving local councils a right to retain payments in respect of vacant high value council houses to provide new social homes where they can demonstrate a need for them.

Motion made, and Question put,

That this House disagrees with Lords amendments 47B and 47C.—(Brandon Lewis.)

The House proceeded to a Division.

Photo of Natascha Engel Natascha Engel Deputy Speaker (Second Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means)

I must remind the House that the motion relates exclusively to England. A double majority is therefore required.

The House divided:

Ayes 291, Noes 203.

Votes cast by Members for constituencies in England:

Ayes 275, Noes 174.

Division number 266 Housing and Planning Bill — Clause 72 — Vacant High Value Local Authority Housing — Local Retention of Funds for Social Housing

A majority of MPs voted against giving local councils a right to retain payments in respect of vacant high value council houses to provide new social homes where they can demonstrate a need for them.

Aye: 291 MPs

No: 203 MPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Tellers

Nos: A-Z by last name

Tellers

Absent: 152 MPs

Absents: A-Z by last name

The House having divided: Ayes 291, Noes 203.

Question accordingly agreed to.

Lords amendments 47B and 47C disagreed to.

After Clause 128