Motion ZA

Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill - Commons Amendments and Reasons – in the House of Lords at 8:15 pm on 23 October 2023.

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Earl Howe:

Moved by Earl Howe

That this House do not insist on its Amendment 240 and do agree with the Commons in their Amendments 240A, 240B and 240C in lieu.

240A: Page 247, line 15, at end insert the following new Clause—“Report on enforcement of the Vagrancy Act 1824 (1) The Secretary of State must prepare and publish a report on the impact of the enforcement of sections 3 and 4 of the Vagrancy Act 1824 on the levelling-up missions (within the meaning given by section 1(2)(a)). (2) The report must be published within the period of 12 months beginning with the day on which this section comes into force. (3) This section ceases to have effect on the day on which section 81 of the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act 2022 (repeal of the Vagrancy Act 1824 etc) comes into force.”

240B: Clause 221, page 250, line 36, after “214” insert “and (Report on enforcement of the Vagrancy Act 1824)”

240C: Clause 222, page 252, line 9, after “213” insert “and (Report on enforcement of the Vagrancy Act 1824)”

Motion ZA agreed.