HC Deb 22 July 1996 vol 282 cc37-8

Lords amendment: No. 29, in page 19, line 16, at end insert— ("( ) Proceedings for an offence under subsection (I) or (2) may be brought only by or with the consent of the Corporation or the Director of Public Prosecutions.")

Mr. Curry

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

Mr. Deputy Speaker

With this, it will be convenient to discuss also Lords amendments Nos. 31, 33, 35, 36, 269 and 270.

Mr. Curry

These amendments deal with proceedings for offences committed by social landlords, and provide that proceedings for such offences can be initiated only with the consent of the Housing Corporation or the Director of Public Prosecutions. Their purpose is to protect social landlords from vexatious prosecutions, and they are consistent with other legislation covering the matter.

Lords amendment agreed to.

Lords amendments Nos. 30 to 36 agreed to.

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