Divisions: Housing and Planning Bill

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On 27th April 2016 votes took place on amendments to the Government’s Housing and Planning Bill at its Third Reading. The Bishop of St Albans, Rt Revd Alan Smith, took part:

Lord Kerslake moved amendment 6, in clause 73, page 33, line 25, at end to insert: “( ) 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, the Secretary of State shall enter into an agreement with that authority whereby it shall retain such part of the payment as may be required to fund the provision of a new dwelling to be let as social housing on terms (as to tenure, rent or otherwise) which are similar to those on which the old dwelling was let.”

The House divided:

Contents: 275 | Not Contents: 197 | Result: Government Defeat

The Bishop of St Albans voted Content.


Lord Beecham moved amendment 8, in clause 80, page 36, line 28, at end to insert: “( ) make provision for the level of household income, for the purposes of defining “high income”, to be increased every three years to reflect any increase in the consumer price index.”

The House divided:

Contents: 235 | Not Contents: 201 | Result: Government Defeat

The Bishop of St Albans voted Content.


(via Parliament.uk)