HC Deb 24 July 1969 vol 787 c2221

Lords Amendment No. 38: In page 69, line 27, at end insert: .The repeal by this Act of section 49 of the Rent Act 1968 does not affect the operation of that section in relation to any dwelling-house while such a condition relating to the rent of the dwelling-house as is mentioned in that section requires to be observed.

Mr. MacColl

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

This Amendment deals with transitional procedures where there has been an application under Section 49 and before the new provisions come into operation. This was originally provided for in the Bill but this case was missed out.

Mr. Graham Page

This is a little more than a drafting Amendment. It applies to cases where conditions have been imposed on properties. In future, when the same circumstances arise, there will be no conditions. I would have thought that the Government might have taken the opportunity to dispose of these conditions altogether. There will be confusion between the old conditions and the new in relation to property which is continuing under conditions while property in new circumstances will not have these conditions. This will cause anomalies.

Question put and agreed to.

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