Divisions: Housing and Planning Bill

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On 11th April 2016 the House of Lords considered the Government’s Housing and Planning Bill at Report Stage. The Bishops of Coventry and Chester took part in a number of votes that were held on amendments:

Lords No Division Lobby

House of Lords Division Lobby

Lord Best moved Amendment 1 to Clause 2, which required Starter Homes to be resold at a discounted rate for 20 years, tapering from 20% discount at year 1 down to no discount at year 20.

Contents: 275| Not Contents: 194| Result: Government Defeat

The Bishop of Coventry voted Content.


Lord Kerslake moved amendment 8 to Clause 4, which would give Local Authorities discretion in deciding what percentage of new developments should be Starter Homes.

Contents: 280| Not Contents: 194| Result: Government Defeat

The Bishop of Coventry voted Content.


Baroness Bakwewell of Hardington Mandeville moved Amendment 27, after Clause 38, seeking to introduce a new code of practice for the letting and management of private rented housing.

Contents: 83| Not Contents: 169 | Result: Government Win

The Bishop of Chester voted Content.


Lord Kennedy of Southwark moved Amendment 32, after Clause 54, seeking to place a duty on landlords to ensure that properties are fit for human habitation.

Contents: 64| Not Contents: 170| Result: Government Win

The Bishop of Chester voted Not Content.


Lord Kennedy of Southwark moved Amendment 35, after Clause 54, seeking to force a Government review of tenancy deposit schemes.

Contents: 50| Not Contents: 157| Result: Government Win

The Bishop of Chester voted Not Content.


(via Parliament.uk)