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Housing and Planning Bill - Third Reading (27 Apr 2016)

Baroness Hollis of Heigham: My Lords, the substance of the noble Lord’s speech, based on his very real experience of South Holland, is that he wants the flexibility, once all of his 1,500 houses are sold, to determine himself whether they become starter homes or homes for social rent—that he determines that, not the Government. That is what this amendment is asking for. Therefore, I hope that he will join us in our...

Housing and Planning Bill - Third Reading (27 Apr 2016)

Baroness Hollis of Heigham: I wonder whether the noble Lord, Lord Lansley, could help me. He makes the point that the Secretary of State would have no flexibility, but the amendment says: “If a local housing authority so wishes, and that authority can demonstrate, whether by reference to its local housing plan or otherwise, that there is a need in its area for social housing of the kind that it proposes to build”....

Housing and Planning Bill - Third Reading (27 Apr 2016)

Baroness Hollis of Heigham: I am grateful to the noble Lord. Is he therefore saying that the Government know better than the local authority what the local housing need is in its area, when the local authority has demonstrated a continuing need for social housing to replace that which is being sold?

Children: Parental Separation - Question (27 Apr 2016)

Baroness Hollis of Heigham: My Lords, the Minister said that since the 2012 Act, the new arrangements have been a great success. How much additional money has gone to separating parents and their children; in other words, how much better off are those children, knowing that in the past many fathers would change their job, their address, their country and their name to avoid paying maintenance? Can she tell us how much...

Housing and Planning Bill - Report (5th Day) (Continued) (25 Apr 2016)

Baroness Hollis of Heigham: My Lords, I also support these amendments. I hope that the House will forgive me if I say that I have been in this House for 25 years and handled a number of Bills on both sides of the Benches, both for the Government and the Opposition. There are often cases where, as with the Cities and Local Government Devolution Act, there was a real need for something that was essentially broad brush to...

Housing and Planning Bill - Report (4th Day) (20 Apr 2016)

Baroness Hollis of Heigham: Can the Minister not help the House by coming back with an amendment at Third Reading which simply puts this in the Bill? It is very simple.

Housing and Planning Bill - Report (3rd Day) (18 Apr 2016)

Baroness Hollis of Heigham: Will the Minister confirm, or say that she still does not know, whether the final net money going to the Treasury after increased rents, the taper, fiscal drag—possibly modified by CPI—and the effect of local authority administrative costs will be nearer to £100 million a year as a contribution to reducing the deficit? Is it, frankly, worth it?

Housing and Planning Bill - Report (3rd Day) (18 Apr 2016)

Baroness Hollis of Heigham: My Lords, the reason for the Government’s proposals on pay to stay was allegedly to reduce the deficit. I hope the Minister and the House will forgive me if I come back and push the Minister yet again on by how much all this will reduce the deficit. I am still not clear. If I have got this wrong, I am sure that the Minister will be able to correct me. In the original impact analysis, from...

Housing and Planning Bill - Report (3rd Day) (18 Apr 2016)

Baroness Hollis of Heigham: My Lords, I very much welcome these amendments, so ably moved by my noble friend and supported by the noble Lord, Lord Kerslake, and the noble Lord, Lord Horam, whose words I thought were very wise. I must say that I am baffled by the Government’s obsession with council tenants’ incomes. For starter homes, buyers can be on £80,000 a year and still get a subsidy of £100,000 or more to...

Housing and Planning Bill - Report (2nd Day) (13 Apr 2016)

Baroness Hollis of Heigham: My Lords, I also would like to support this amendment. I do not mean to be impertinent to the Minister, but I think that she owes us this—and I will say why, if I may. There have been considerable worries around the House as to just how “skeleton” this Bill is. We have been promised regulations which, although they may now be affirmative thanks to the good efforts of our colleagues on...

Housing and Planning Bill - Report (2nd Day) (13 Apr 2016)

Baroness Hollis of Heigham: I would press the Minister for some help on this. We have not yet had the details of what seems to be proposed in the Minister’s reply—and we are on Report, which is very difficult, because we cannot behave as though we were in Committee and press her further for elucidations. So we have difficulties, although obviously we welcome the concessions that she might propose to bring forward....

Housing and Planning Bill - Report (2nd Day) (13 Apr 2016)

Baroness Hollis of Heigham: I would like some clarification on the Minister’s answer about the difference between “higher” and “high”. If as a result of the Minister setting the percentage at “higher” the property is sold, what is to stop the Government—not necessarily herself; it could be a subsequent Minister—coming back and using the regulations to say that the band below that is now the...

Housing and Planning Bill - Report (2nd Day) (13 Apr 2016)

Baroness Hollis of Heigham: My Lords, I wonder whether the Minister can help me understand a little more what she proposes with this swap from “high” to “higher”. I quite understand that going for “higher” rather than “high” will protect some authorities—largely London, but maybe Oxford, Cambridge, Winchester and so on—from seeing most of their stock disappear because, on the national level, they...

Housing and Planning Bill - Report (2nd Day) (13 Apr 2016)

Baroness Hollis of Heigham: I thank the noble Baroness for her comments and for allowing me to intervene. I am still puzzled. If a housing association is entirely rural, is not signed up to the deal and therefore does not wish or feel it is appropriate to lose or sell any of its stock, has no property to which it can attach a portable discount for one of its existing tenants to move to, and does not necessarily have a...

Housing and Planning Bill - Report (2nd Day) (13 Apr 2016)

Baroness Hollis of Heigham: My Lords, the comments of the noble Lord, Lord Young, confused me. Will the Minister very briefly clarify them in her response? The right reverend Prelate the Bishop of St Albans mentioned in particular the situation of a housing association such as Hastoe, which is well known as a rural housing association that did not sign up to the voluntary deal, is opposed to it and did not want to...

Housing and Planning Bill: Committee (8th Day) (22 Mar 2016)

Baroness Hollis of Heigham: I thank the Minister for that. It is a strain trying to do a Bill four days running. We cannot keep up with it. By putting it in the PPO, which is very effective and efficient, we all have access to shared information. So I thank her.

Housing and Planning Bill: Committee (8th Day) (22 Mar 2016)

Baroness Hollis of Heigham: My Lords, I shall add a quick comment. Of course, I support my noble friend’s amendment and the absolutely spot-on comments of the noble Lord, Lord Swinfen. However, quite a number of elderly people suffer from disabilities which do not confine them to a wheelchair but still require aids and adaptations to be built into the property. For example, they cannot lean over to open a window if...

Welfare — Statement (21 Mar 2016)

Baroness Hollis of Heigham: My Lords, as my noble friend said, I think the whole House recognises the honourable way in which the Minister has behaved over recent days. I would like to associate myself with her remarks to that effect. However, I want him to return to the answer that he gave to one of her questions: she asked whether he would accept that the original decision to cut PIP was wrong. Listening to the...

Welfare — Statement (21 Mar 2016)

Baroness Hollis of Heigham: To clarify, it was what the Minister said—

Housing and Planning Bill: Committee (7th Day) (Continued) (17 Mar 2016)

Baroness Hollis of Heigham: Just to be clear, my Lords, I have no problems at all where a city has a tradition or a history of having parish councils and wants to use those as the vehicles for neighbourhood planning. All I am saying is that where this is not part of that authentic, organic texture of a city, but where there is a network of other forms of civic groups, community groups and so on—particularly where you...


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