Housing and Planning Bill — Clause 2 — First Time Buyer Starter Home Discounts to Remain in Perpetuity — 5 Jan 2016 at 22:45
Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset voted against requiring the discount for those buying a starter home to be passed on to future buyers in perpetuity.
The majority of MPs voted against requiring the discount for those buying a starter home to be passed on to future buyers in perpetuity.
MPs were considering the Housing and Planning Bill
The amendment rejected in this vote was:
- Amendment 39, page 2, line 25, at end insert—
- ‘(8A) The restrictions on resales and letting at open market value relating to first time buyer starter homes must be in perpetuity.”
An explanatory statement accompanying the rejected amendment stated:
- The amendment would require the discount to remain in perpetuity.
The rejected clause would have impacted Clause 2 of the Bill titled What is a starter home? which defined a starter home. The definition included the home being :
- a new dwelling,
- available for purchase by qualifying first-time buyers only,
- sold at a discount of at least 20% of the market value,
- sold for less than the price cap,
The price caps, also set by Clause 2, were £450,000 in Greater London and £250,000 elsewhere. The accompanying definition of qualifying first-time buyer included being a first time buyer under 40 years old.
The rejected amendment appeared to attempt to impose a requirement on the content of regulations made in relation to the clause.
The Bill's provisions in relation to starter homes relate only to England.
-  Parliament's webpage on the Housing and Planning Bill
-  House of Commons, Official Record, 5 January 2016
-  Clause 2 of the Housing and Planning Bill as at the time of the vote
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
What are Boths? An MP can vote both aye and no in the same division. The boths page explains this.
What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.
|Party||Majority (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||301 (+2 tell)||0||0||91.8%|
|Lab||0||177 (+2 tell)||0||77.2%|