- Posted by: Valerie Vaz MP
- Category: News
The House voted on amendments to the Social Housing (Regulation) Bill [Lords] in its report stage on Wednesday 1 March 2023. Through the Bill’s measures, the Government intends to strengthen the regulatory regime to change the behaviour of social housing landlords to focus on the tenants’ needs. It also aims to ensure landlords are held to account for their performance.
There were 3 votes.
New Clause 7 This new clause would require the regulator to ensure that tenants whose safety is threatened are granted alternative accommodation by their housing provider on equivalent terms to their existing tenancy. It also requires the regulator to ensure that a provider which is unable to provide appropriate alternative accommodation co-operates with other providers to do so.
I voted in favour of this Motion, which was not passed, Ayes: 179, Noes: 273.
Amendment 42 This amendment would include in the regulator’s objective a requirement to report to the Government on the removal of cladding. It would also require the regulator to report to the Government on the adequacy of the stock of social housing, and lay a copy of any such report before Parliament.
I voted in favour of this Motion, which was not passed, Ayes: 180, Noes: 273.
Amendment 40 This amendment would ensure that the regulator is required to carry out regular inspections of every registered provider.
I voted in favour of this Motion, which was not passed, Ayes: 180, Noes: 276.
The Bill passed its Third Reading and will now move to its next stage.