Social Housing (Regulation) Bill [Lords]

– in a Public Bill Committee on 29th November 2022.

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[Sir Edward Leigh in the Chair]

Photo of Edward Leigh Edward Leigh Conservative, Gainsborough 9:25 am, 29th November 2022

We are now sitting in public and the proceedings are being broadcast. Hansard colleagues will be grateful if Members could email any speaking notes to All the normal rules apply.

Today, we will consider the programme motion on the amendment paper and then a motion to enable the reporting of written evidence for publication. I am sure we can take those matters formally, without debate. I first call the Minister to move the programme motion standing in her name, which was discussed yesterday by the Programming Sub-Committee for the Bill.



(1) the Committee shall (in addition to its first meeting at 9.25 am on Tuesday 29 November) meet—

(a) at 2.00 pm on Tuesday 29 November;

(b) at 11.30 am and 2.00 pm on Thursday 1 December;

(c) at 9.25 am and 2.00 pm on Tuesday 6 December;

(d) at 11.30 am and 2.00 pm on Thursday 8 December;

(e) at 9.25 am and 2.00pm on Tuesday 13 December;

(2) the proceedings shall be taken in the following order: Clauses 1 to 13; Schedule 1; Clause 14; Schedule 2; Clauses 15 to 35; Schedule 3; Clauses 36 to 38; Schedule 4; Clauses 39 and 40; Schedule 5; Clauses 41 to 44; new Clauses; new Schedules; remaining proceedings on the Bill;

(3) the proceedings shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at 5.00 pm on Tuesday 13 December.


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

Photo of Edward Leigh Edward Leigh Conservative, Gainsborough

Copies of written evidence that the Committee receives will be made available in the Committee Room and circulated to Members by email.

We will now begin line-by-line consideration of the Bill. A selection and grouping list for today’s sittings is available in the room. It shows how the clauses and selected amendments have been grouped for debate. Amendments grouped together are generally on the same or similar issues. Please note that decisions on amendments do not take place in the order they are debated, but in the order that they appear on the amendment paper. The selection and grouping list shows the order of debates. Decisions on each amendment and on whether each clause should stand part of the Bill are taken when we come to the relevant clause.

A Member who has put their name to the lead amendment in a group is called first. Other Members are then free to catch my eye to speak on all or any of the amendments in that group. A Member may speak more than once in a single debate. At the end of the debate on a group of amendments, I shall call the Member who moved the lead amendment again. Before they sit down, they will need to indicate whether they wish to withdraw the amendment or to seek a decision on it. If any Member wishes to press another amendment in the group to a vote, they will need to let me know in advance.