Amendments made: No. 16, in page 2, line 36, leave out 'suspect that he is' and insert
'believe that he may be '.—[Mr. Stephen Ross.]
No. 17, in page 3, line 3, leave out
'whether he has a special need'
- '(i) whether he has a priority need, and
- (ii) whether he became homeless or threatened with homelessness intentionally, and
- (iii) if the authority are satisfied that he has a priority need, any further inquiries necessary to satisfy them whether it is probable that he will be able, with advice and appropriate assistance, himself to secure that accommodation becomes or does cease to be available for his occupation; and
- (iv) if they so wish, as to the area in which he was normally resident prior to his application or with which he has some special connection by reason of family ties or employment'. —[Mr. Rossi.]
No. 19, in page 3, line 5, leave out
'suspect that the person who applied to them is'
'believe that the person who applied to them may be'.—[Mr. Stephen Ross.]
§ No. 20, in page 3, line 6, leave out 'special' and insert 'priority'.
§ [Mr. Stephen Ross.]
Mr. Deputy Speaker
With this we may take Amendment No. 22, in page 3, line 8, after 'occupation', add'by him and any other person who might reasonably be expected to reside with him '.
§ Mr. Thomas
The purpose of the amendment is to ensure that while inquiries are being made by a housing authority into the position of a potentially homeless family, that family should be housed as a unit and not split up. The amendment aims at ensuring that an obligation is spelled out in the clause for the housing authority to house not only the homeless person referred to in subsection (3), but any person who might reasonably be expected to reside with him. It clarifies the obligation and does not substantially change it.
§ Amendment agreed to.
Amendments made: No. 22, in page 3, line 8, after 'occupation', add
'by him and any other person who might reasonably be expected to reside with him'. —[Mr. D. E. Thomas.]
No. 23, in page 3, line 9, at end insert
'(irrespective of where he may have been normally resident prior to the application)'.— [Mr. Rossi.]
§ Amendment made: No. 24, in page 3, line 10, leave out subsections (4) to (6).