HC Deb 24 July 1969 vol 787 cc2212-3

Lords Amendment No. 22: In page 47, line 14, after "tenant" insert: and members of his family who reside in the house

Mr. Skeffington

I beg to move, That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said Amendment.

Mr. Speaker

With this Amendment I suggest that we take Lords Amendment No. 23.

Mr. Skeffington

On Report, my hon. and learned Friend the Member for Dulwich (Mr. S. C. Silkin), my hon. Friend the Member for Birmingham, Aston (Mr. Julius Silverman) and my hon. Friend the Member for Lewisham, North (Mr. Moyle) all stressed the importance of giving further consideration to the new formula to make sure that the Government had now got it right. The hon. Member for Crosby (Mr. Graham Page) pointed out that the Government's new Clause excluded the tenant himself from being a bidder in the market, but not members of his family who were living with him.

I undertook to consider the representations made from both sides of the House. As a result, these Amendments provide for members of the family of the enfranchisee who reside in the house The definition is in relation to family as it appears in Section 7(7) of the 1967 Act. This is a welcome decision. I hope that the House will agree with the recommendation.

Question put and agreed to.