HC Deb 25 July 1974 vol 877 cc1975-6

Lords Amendment: No. 12, in page 31, line 32, leave out "two" and insert "four"

11.30 p.m.

Mr. Millan

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

I think that it might be convenient if with this we take Lords Amendments Nos. 13 and 14.

Mr. Deputy Speaker

So be it.

Mr. Millan

These amendments were inserted by the Government in the other place to improve the period of notice given to tenants under this Part of the Bill when they have to vacate their houses either permanently or temporarily. We have increased the period of notice from two to four weeks as it was, to four to six weeks.

This is an improvement in tenants' rights. The point was not raised before but, bearing in mind our earlier discussion, I am sure that these improvements from the tenant's point of view will be acceptable to the House.

Question put and agreed to

Mr. Teddy Taylor

On a point of order, Mr. Deputy Speaker. Following informal discussions, may I ask whether the Minister would agree to the remainder of the Lords amendments being taken en bloc?

Mr. Millan

I agree.

Subsequent Lords amendments agreed to [some with Special Entries].