This Lords Library briefing provides information in support of the House of Lords consideration of the Housing and Planning Bill.Jump to full report >>
This Government Bill includes the following provisions:
During report stage on 5 January and 12 January 2016, a number of amendments were moved that were not successful. This included an attempt by the Opposition to place a duty on landlords to ensure that properties let were fit for habitation and to prevent the phasing out of secure tenancies for life.
English Votes for English Laws
This Bill was also the first to be considered under the new House of Commons ‘English Votes for English Laws’ procedure for bills certified as including provisions affecting England and England and Wales only.
Following completion of its Commons stages, it was introduced in the House of Lords on 13 January 2016. The Bill is scheduled for second reading debate on 26 January 2016.
Lords Library notes LLN-2016-0004
Author: Edward Scott
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