Tenant Fees Bill

– in a Public Bill Committee at 12:00 am on 5 June 2018.

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[Mr Peter Bone in the Chair]

Photo of Peter Bone Peter Bone Conservative, Wellingborough 9:25, 5 June 2018

Before we begin, I have a few preliminary announcements. Please switch electronic devices to silent. Teas and coffees are not allowed during sittings as they are deemed to be hot drinks, although you can persuade me otherwise. We will first consider the programme motion on the amendment paper. We will then consider a motion to enable the reporting of written evidence for publication, and a motion to allow us to deliberate in private about our questions before the oral evidence session. In view of the time available, I hope that we can take those matters formally, without debate.

I call the Minister to move the programme motion standing in his name, which was discussed yesterday by the Programming Sub-Committee.



(1) the Committee shall (in addition to its first meeting at 9.25 am on Tuesday 5 June) meet—

(a) at 11.30 am and 2.00 pm on Thursday 7 June;

(b) at 9.25 am, 2.00 pm and 5.00 pm on Tuesday 12 June;

(2) the Committee shall hear oral evidence in accordance with the following Table:





Tuesday 5 June

Until no later than 10.25 am

ARLA Propertymark; National Approved Letting Scheme; OpenRent

Tuesday 5 June

Until no later than 10.55 am

National Landlords Association; Residential Landlords Association

Thursday 7 June

Until no later than 12.15 pm

Local Government Association; Chartered Trading Standards Institute

Thursday 7 June

Until no later than 1.00 pm

Shelter; Citizens Advice; Generation Rent; National Union of Students

(3) proceedings on consideration of the Bill in Committee shall be taken in the following order: Clauses 1 to 3; Schedule 1; Clauses 4 and 5; Schedule 2; Clauses 6 to 8; Schedule 3; Clauses 9 to 33; new Clauses; new Schedules; remaining proceedings on the Bill;

(4) the proceedings shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at 7.00 pm on Tuesday 12 June.

Photo of Peter Bone Peter Bone Conservative, Wellingborough

The deadline for amendments to be considered at the first line-by-line sitting of the Committee was the rise of the House yesterday. The next deadline will be the rise of the House on Thursday for the Committee’s sitting a week today.


That, subject to the discretion of the Chair, any written evidence received by the Committee shall be reported to the House for publication.—(Rishi Sunak.)

Photo of Peter Bone Peter Bone Conservative, Wellingborough

Copies of written evidence that the Committee receives will be made available in the Committee Room.


That, at this and any subsequent meeting at which oral evidence is to be heard, the Committee shall sit in private until the witnesses are admitted.—(Rishi Sunak.)

The Committee deliberated in private.