HC Deb 28 October 1987 vol 121 cc306-7

Mr. Brian Wilson, supported by Mr. Sam Galbraith, Mr. Donald Anderson, Mr. Charles Irving, Mr. Dafydd Wigley, Mr Ron Leighton, Mr. Chris Smith and Mr. Tom Cox, presented a Bill to update, strengthen and simplify the law and procedures relating to houses and buildings occupied by persons who do not form a single household; to define categories of such houses and provide standards to apply to them; to clarify the duty of owners of such houses to maintain those standards; to confer duties on local housing authorities to enforce the standards and assist improvements by grants; to extend and simplify local housing authorities' powers to make control orders and compulsory purchase orders on the ground of harassment; to increase occupiers' rights to initiate improvements and to be rehoused in certain circumstances; to repeal existing provisions relating to such houses; and for connected purposes: And the same was read the First time; and ordered to be read a Second time upon Friday 12 February and to be printed. [Bill 33].