Housing and Planning Bill — Clause 89 — Phasing out of Tenancies for Life — 12 Jan 2016 at 14:45
Jeff Smith MP, Manchester, Withington voted to retain secure tenancies for life.
The majority of MPs voted to phase out secure tenancies for life.
MPs were considering the Housing and Planning Bill
The amendment rejected in this vote was:
- Amendment 142, line 20, leave out clause 89.
An explanatory statement accompanying the rejected amendment stated:
- This amendment, together with amendment 143, would enable councils to be free to manage flexibly tenancies in a way that drives best value from stock whilst supporting strong local communities
Clause 89 of the Bill was titled Secure tenancies etc: phasing out of tenancies for life and stated:
- Schedule 4 changes the law about secure tenancies, introductory tenancies and demoted tenancies to phase out tenancies for life.
Schedule 4 contains provisions to make new English secure tenancies between 2 and 5 years in general.
-  Parliament's webpage on the Housing and Planning Bill
-  Official Record, House of Commons, 12 January 2016
-  Clause 89 of the Housing and Planning Bill as at the time of the vote
-  Schedule 4 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 is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.
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||295 (+2 tell)||0||0||90.0%|
|Lab||0||194 (+2 tell)||0||84.5%|