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Latest news on the Housing and Planning Bill 2015-16 18/02/2016

The Housing and Planning Bill has reached the Committee Stage in the House of Lords.

Line by line examination of the Bill took place during the first day of committee stage on 9 February. Amendments discussed covered clauses 12, 13, 16, 20, 22, 27, 31, 37 and 38 of the Bill.


The Lords Committee Stage continues on Tuesday 1 March when further amendments will be discussed - debate on Part 4 of the Bill is scheduled to commence on Thursday 3 March. ARCH Policy Advisor, Matthew Warburton, has produced a briefing highlighting amendments to Part 4 of the Bill put forward so far by members of the Lords for debate in the Committee Stage.


ARCH and the National Federation of ALMOs (NFA) have previously produced a joint summary briefing paper for members of the Lords outlining our concerns regarding Part 4 of the Bill; together with a number of suggested amendments to the Bill which we're urging the Lords to support. We're pleased to note that a number of the amendments put down by members of the Lords reflect the concerns raised by ARCH and the NFA.


ARCH and the NFA will continue to make the case for council housing however, it remains to be seen whether any of the proposed amendments we'd like to see will be carried and incorporated into the Bill during the Committee Stage.


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