Clause 129 - Establishment of the new homes ombudsman scheme

Part of Building Safety Bill – in the House of Commons at 4:00 pm on 19 January 2022.

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Amendments made: 44, page 136, line 33 leave out “for England”.

This amendment (together with others) is to expand the scope of the new homes ombudsman scheme beyond England so it applies also to Wales and Scotland.

Amendment 45, page 137, line 11, at end insert—

“(4) Before making arrangements under subsection (1), the Secretary of State must consult—

(a) the Welsh Ministers, and

(b) the Scottish Ministers.”

This amendment places the Secretary of State under a duty to consult the Welsh Ministers and the Scottish Ministers before making arrangements to establish the new homes ombudsman scheme.