Housing and Planning Bill — Commons Amendments and Reasons — 4 May 2016 at 16:00

Moved by Baroness Williams of Trafford

1: Clause 2, page 1, line 13, at end insert-“( ) is subject to a restriction requiring repayment of the 20% discount, reduced by 1/20th for each year of occupation by the purchaser, for a period of 20 years,”

1A: Clause 2, page 1, line 15, at end insert “(for more about regulations under this paragraph, see section (Power to require payments or discounts on resale (subject to tapering) etc)”

1B: Clause 2, page 2, line 21, at end insert the following new Clause-“Power to require payments or discounts on resale (subject to tapering) etc(1) The restrictions on sale that may be specified by regulations under section 2(1)(e) in relation to a dwelling that has been sold to a qualifying first-time buyer include, in particular, restrictions -(a) requiring a person who sells the dwelling within a specified period to make a payment to a specified person in respect of the starter homes discount, or(b) prohibiting a person from selling the dwelling within a specified period unless the dwelling is sold to a qualifying first-time buyer at a discount.(2) Regulations made by virtue of subsection (1) must-(a) set out how the amount of the payment or discount is to be determined, and(b) provide for reductions in the amount of the payment or discount according to the length of time since the dwelling was first sold to a qualifying first-time buyer.(3) The person specified in regulations under subsection (1)(a) may be the Secretary of State, a local planning authority in England or any other person.(4) Regulations under section 2(1)(e) may impose restrictions that require a person selling the dwelling to sell it subject to any restrictions to which he or she is subject. (5) Regulations under section 2(1)(e) may include provision about the legal mechanism by which any requirement is to be imposed.(6) The Secretary of State may by regulations make provision about the use of sums that are paid to a person in accordance with a requirement imposed by regulations made by virtue of subsection (1)(a) (including provision permitting or requiring the payment of sums into the Consolidated Fund).(7) In subsection (1)(a) “starter homes discount” means the discount mentioned in section 2(1)(c) or subsection (1)(b) above.”

1C: Page 99, line 32, at end insert-“( ) regulations under section (Power to require payments or discounts on resale (subject to tapering) etc)(6);”

Moved by Baroness Williams of Trafford

9: Clause 4, page 3, line 2, leave out subsection (1) and insert- “( ) An English planning authority may only grant planning permission for a residential development having had regard to the provision of starter homes based on its own assessment of local housing need and viability.”

10: Clause 4, page 3, line 9, leave out subsection (3)

10A: Clause 4, page 3, line 4, at end insert-“( ) Where the Secretary of State makes regulations under this section, the regulations must give an English planning authority power to dispense with the condition requiring the starter homes requirement to be met where-(a) an application is made for planning permission in respect of a rural exception site, and(b) the application falls to be determined wholly or partly on the basis of a policy contained in a development plan for the provision of housing on rural exception sites.”

Moved by Lord Kerslake

10B: “( ) If a local authority so wishes, and can demonstrate a need for other kinds of low cost home ownership in its area, the authority may meet part or all of the starter homes requirement through the delivery of alternative forms of affordable home ownership.””

Ayes 272, Noes 212.

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Party Summary

Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.

What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.

What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.

PartyMajority (Content)Minority (Not-Content)Turnout
Bishop1 04.0%
Con0 182 (+2 tell)71.9%
Crossbench39 (+2 tell) 2435.9%
DUP1 025.0%
Green1 0100.0%
Independent Labour1 0100.0%
Independent Liberal Democrat1 0100.0%
Judge1 220.0%
Lab143 065.0%
LDem78 071.6%
Non-affiliated4 013.3%
UUP0 2100.0%
Total:270 21057.3%

Rebel Voters - sorted by party

Lords for which their vote in this division differed from the majority vote of their party. You can see all votes in this division, or every eligible lord who could have voted in this division

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NamePartyVote
Lord Aberdare Crossbench (front bench)no
Lord Armstrong of IlminsterCrossbench (front bench)no
Lord Bew Crossbenchno
Lord Boyce Crossbenchno
Lord Condon Crossbench (front bench)no
Viscount Craigavon Crossbenchno
Lord Dannatt Crossbenchno
Lord Eames Crossbench (front bench)no
Baroness Emerton Crossbenchno
Lord Fellowes Crossbenchno
Baroness Greengross Crossbenchno
Lord Harries of PentregarthCrossbenchno
Lord Hastings of ScarisbrickCrossbenchno
Lord Jones of BirminghamCrossbenchno
Lord Kakkar Crossbench (front bench)no
Lord Luce Crossbench (front bench)no
Lord Palmer Crossbench (front bench)no
Lord Patel Crossbenchno
Lord Rowe-Beddoe Crossbench (front bench)no
Lord St John of BletsoCrossbench (front bench)no
Lord Stirrup Crossbench (front bench)no
Lord Trees Crossbench (front bench)no
Baroness Watkins of TavistockCrossbenchno
Lord Wilson of TillyornCrossbenchno
Lord Walker of GestingthorpeJudgeaye

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