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Public Bill Committee: Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation and Liability for Housing Standards) Bill: Extent, commencement and short title (20 Jun 2018)

Karen Buck: I am not going to even acknowledge that. I am grateful to the Minister for her positive comments, and I thank all Members who have made a contribution this morning. I thank my hon. Friends the Members for Hammersmith, for Eltham and for Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport, and the hon. Members for Harrow East and for Brighton, Pavilion. I agree with everything that Opposition Members have said...

Public Bill Committee: Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation and Liability for Housing Standards) Bill: Fitness for human habitation (20 Jun 2018)

Karen Buck: I beg to move amendment 1, in clause 1, page 1, line 2, at end insert— “( ) In section 8 (implied terms as to fitness for human habitation)— (a) in the heading, after ‘habitation’ insert ‘: Wales’; (b) in subsection (1), after ‘house’, in the first place it occurs, insert ‘in Wales’.” This...

Public Bill Committee: Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation and Liability for Housing Standards) Bill: Fitness for human habitation (20 Jun 2018)

Karen Buck: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship this morning, Mr Wilson. I am very grateful to the Minister and to everyone who spoke on Second Reading and who has agreed to serve on this Committee. The first group of amendments are broadly technical. With your permission, Mr Wilson, I will spend a minute or two setting them in the context of the Bill. I hope that that means we will not...

Public Bill Committee: Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation and Liability for Housing Standards) Bill: Fitness for human habitation (20 Jun 2018)

Karen Buck: I beg to move amendment 3, in clause 1, page 2, line 7, after “landlord” insert “or other third party”. This amendment would ensure that a landlord will not be liable under the implied covenant as to fitness for human habitation in circumstances where the required remedial works require the consent of a third party if reasonable efforts to...

Public Bill Committee: Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation and Liability for Housing Standards) Bill: Fitness for human habitation (20 Jun 2018)

Karen Buck: Since Second Reading, I am very pleased to say that, with the co-operation of the Minister and the help of officials, we have been able to bring forward a planned amendment to extend the provisions of the Bill to common parts, which I will briefly explain. Where a dwelling is part of a larger building—a room, for example, in a home in multiple occupation, a flat in a purpose-built block...

Public Bill Committee: Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation and Liability for Housing Standards) Bill: Fitness for human habitation (20 Jun 2018)

Karen Buck: That matter has indeed been agreed with the Government and is included in the Bill. The Bill amends the fitness standards of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 and updates them to incorporate part of the Housing Act 2004, which is basically the housing health and safety rating system. It will therefore be a more comprehensive and updated list. In some cases, the tenant would still require an...

Public Bill Committee: Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation and Liability for Housing Standards) Bill: Fitness for human habitation (20 Jun 2018)

Karen Buck: The Bill relates to tenants, not leaseholders. It means that if a tenant is renting a property where there is more than one landlord, the provisions that I have just outlined will apply. The tenant will have recourse through their own landlord, but if the landlord is unable, after making reasonable efforts, to secure permission to make the changes required owing to other obligations, that...

Public Bill Committee: Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation and Liability for Housing Standards) Bill: Fitness for human habitation (20 Jun 2018)

Karen Buck: We have had a brief discussion of the amendments in the context of clause 1, so I do not wish to detain the Committee long. Clause 1 is the substance of this short Bill. We had a good debate on Second Reading in which virtually everyone on the Committee today participated. I am very grateful to my right hon. Friend the Member for Wentworth and Dearne for his kind words. The Bill has caught...

Public Bill Committee: Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation and Liability for Housing Standards) Bill: Extent, commencement and short title (20 Jun 2018)

Karen Buck: This is a brief clause that allows the commencement of the provisions of the Bill three months after the granting of Royal Assent. As far I am concerned, the sooner the better.

Parliamentary Constituencies (Amendment) Bill: Committee Stage (19 Jun 2018)

Karen Buck: While we are still on the issue of the size of constituencies, does my hon. Friend recognise that there are a number of constituencies—mostly, though not entirely, inner-city ones—in which the population is far greater than the registered population? I declare an interest here, because my own constituency has a population twice the size of the registered population. This is only...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Topical Questions (4 Jun 2018)

Karen Buck: A few weeks ago, the Government’s chief inspector of borders and immigration said of the right to rent policy that it “is yet to demonstrate its worth as a tool to encourage immigration compliance”, that “the Home Office has failed to coordinate, maximise or even measure…its use”, and that “externally it is doing little to address stakeholders’...

Tower Block Cladding (21 May 2018)

Karen Buck: The “stay put” policy has been a recognised element of fire safety for a long time, and those of us who have thousands of residents in high-rise towers in our constituencies now want clarity from the Government. My understanding is that the London fire brigade has changed its policy for blocks with particular types of cladding, but are residents expected to know what kind of...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Topical Questions (21 May 2018)

Karen Buck: This morning I was contacted on behalf of a constituent who has an inoperable tumour on her spine all the way down to her pelvis, leaving her unable to walk and compounded by arthritis and severe depression. Her ESA has been suspended, her housing benefit has been suspended and she is now threatened with the possibility of eviction. Can the Minister help me make sure my constituent is...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Housing Associations: Greater London (21 May 2018)

Karen Buck: To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many properties have disposed of by housing associations in each local authority in London since 2010.

Building Regulations and Fire Safety (17 May 2018)

Karen Buck: Not only is it nearly a year since the Grenfell disaster, but it is nine years since the Lakanal fire, which should have set alarm bells ringing about the weakness of building regulation. The Hackitt review is strong in its critique of regulatory failure, but it is profoundly disappointing in the strength of the recommendations it makes. I do not understand—perhaps the Secretary of...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Clinical Commissioning Groups (17 May 2018)

Karen Buck: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what has been the (a) cash and (b) real terms allocation to each English clinical commissioning group for (i) 2012-13, (ii) 2013-14, (iii) 2014-15, (iv) 2015-16, (v) 2016-17 and (vi) 2018-19.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Clinical Commissioning Groups (17 May 2018)

Karen Buck: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will rank English clinical commissioning groups by the proportion difference between their actual and target allocations.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Clinical Commissioning Groups (17 May 2018)

Karen Buck: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will rank English clinical commissioning groups by the porportion change in the real term allocation per capita since 2012-13.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Housing Associations: Sales (17 May 2018)

Karen Buck: To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many properties have been disposed of by housing associations in each English region in each year since 2010.


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