HC Deb 26 July 1984 vol 64 cc1357-8

Lords amendment proposed: No. 48, insert the following new clause— .—(1) The Secretary of State may by regulations make provision for the purpose of conferring rights and obligations on any person who has granted a loan on the security of a defective dwelling where—

  1. (a) a power of sale is exercisable by the lender, and
  2. (b) the borrower is eligible for assistance in respect of the defective dwelling.
(2) The rights that may be conferred on a lender by regulations under this section are—
  1. (a) rights corresponding to those conferred by this Act on a person holding a relevant interest in the defective dwelling, and
  2. (b) the right to require the appropriate authority to acquire in accordance with the regulations any interest in the defective dwelling to be disposed of in exercise of the power of sale,
and the rights that may be so conferred may be conferred in place of any rights conferred on any other person by this Act.
(3) Regulations under this section may provide that, where the conditions in subsection (1)(a) and (b) above are or have been satisfied, this Act, the power of sale and any enactment relating to the power of sale in question shall have effect subject to such modifications as may be specified in the regulations. (4) Regulations under this section—
  1. (a) may make different provision for different cases, and
  2. (b) may make incidental and consequential provision.
(5) This section applies to Scotland only."—[Mr. Gow.]

Question put, That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said amendment:—

The House divided: Ayes 110, Noes 15.

Division 445] [1.03 am
Alexander, Richard Major, John
Amess, David Maples, John
Ancram, Michael Marland, Paul
Arnold, Tom Mather, Carol
Ashby, David Maude, Hon Francis
Aspinwall, Jack Merchant, Piers
Atkins, Rt Hon Sir H. Meyer, Sir Anthony
Atkinson, David (B'm'th E) Miller, Hal (B'grove)
Baker, Nicholas (N Dorset) Montgomery, Fergus
Baldry, Tony Morris, M. (N'hampton, S)
Bermingham, Gerald Morrison, Hon C. (Devizes)
Berry, Sir Anthony Morrison, Hon P. (Chester)
Biffen, Rt Hon John Neubert, Michael
Boscawen, Hon Robert Nicholls, Patrick
Bottomley, Peter Norris, Steven
Bowden, Gerald (Dulwich) Page, Sir John (Harrow W)
Braine, Sir Bernard Page, Richard (Herts SW)
Bright, Graham Powley, John
Brinton, Tim Raffan, Keith
Brown, M. (Brigg & Cl'thpes) Rhodes James, Robert
Browne, John Rhys Williams, Sir Brandon
Bruinvels, Peter Roberts, Wyn (Conwy)
Burt, Alistair Robinson, Mark (N'port W)
Butterfill, John Roe, Mrs Marion
Campbell-Savours, Dale Rowe, Andrew
Carlisle, John (N Luton) Sainsbury, Hon Timothy
Cash, William Shaw, Sir Michael (Scarb')
Chope, Christopher Smith, Tim (Beaconsfield)
Clark, Hon A. (Plym'th S"n) Soames, Hon Nicholas
Cocks, Rt Hon M. (Bristol S.) Spencer, Derek
Conway, Derek Stanbrook, Ivor
Coombs, Simon Stern, Michael
Cope, John Stevens, Lewis (Nuneaton)
Currie, Mrs Edwina Stevens, Martin (Fulham)
Dorrell, Stephen Stewart, Allan (Eastwood)
Douglas-Hamilton, Lord J. Temple-Morris, Peter
Durant, Tony Thompson, Donald (Calder V)
Evennett, David Thorne, Neil (IIford S)
Fallon, Michael Thurnham, Peter
Fox, Marcus Tracey, Richard
Gale, Roger Twinn, Dr Ian
Gorst, John van Straubenzee, Sir W.
Gow, Ian Waddington, David
Hamilton, Hon A. (Epsom) Wakeham, Rt Hon John
Harvey, Robert Walden, George
Hayes, J. Waller, Gary
Henderson, Barry Wardle, C. (Bexhill)
Howard, Michael Watts, John
Hunt, David (Wirral) Wells, Bowen (Hertford)
Hurd, Rt Hon Douglas Whitfield, John
Lang, Ian Wolfson, Mark
Lilley, Peter Wood, Timothy
Lloyd, Peter, (Fareham) Yeo, Tim
Lord, Michael
Lyell, Nicholas Tellers for the Ayes:
McCurley, Mrs Anna Mr. Alastair Goodlad and Mr. Douglas Hogg.
Maclean, David John
Alton, David Penhaligon, David
Ashdown, Paddy Skinner, Dennis
Beith, A. J. Smith, Cyril (Rochdale)
Bruce, Malcolm Steel, Rt Hon David
Howells, Geraint Wallace, James
Hughes, Simon (Southwark)
Johnston, Russell Tellers for the Noes:
Marek, Dr John Mr. Archy Kirkwood and Mr. Alex Carlile.
Owen, Rt Hon Dr David
Parry, Robert

Question accordingly agreed to. [Special Entry.]

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