Housing Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:30 pm on 20th July 2004.

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Photo of Baroness Maddock Baroness Maddock Shadow Minister, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister Local Government & the Regions 2:30 pm, 20th July 2004

moved Amendment No. 1:

Page 3, leave out lines 6 to 14 and insert—

"( ) Meanings of "category 1 hazard" and "category 2 hazard" shall be prescribed for the purposes of this Act.

( ) Those meanings shall be so prescribed by reference to—

(a) hazards of prescribed descriptions, and

(b) a ranking system for the severity of such hazards by which the question of whether a hazard achieves a particular ranking is decided by reference to—

(i) the results of qualitative assessment of the hazard in question, and

(ii) an assessment of whether those results meet prescribed qualitative criteria."