HL Deb 02 May 1968 vol 291 c1204

[References are to Bill 130 as first printed for the Commons]

[Nos. 1 and 2]

Clause 86, page 55, line 2, leave out ("before 8th December 1965").

Schedule 11, page 100, line 5, leave out ("before 8th December 1965")


My Lords, I beg to move that this House doth agree with the Commons in their Amendments Nos. 1 and 2. I hope it will be convenient to your Lordships to take them together, because each Amendment only provides for leaving out the same form of words. Clauses 85 and 86 and Schedule 11 to the Bill deal with premiums and loans on the grant and assignment of protected tenancies. The effect of the Leasehold and Reform Act 1967 is that from November 28, 1967, certain long tenancies became regulated tenancies, and it was lawful to require a premium on the grant of such a tenancy at any time between December 8, 1965, when the Rent Act came into force, and November 28, 1967. The result is that the words "before 8th December 1965" are unnecessary and may, in fact, change the law, which, of course, cannot be done in a consolidating Bill. It was for those reasons that they were deleted by the Amendments made in another place.

Moved, That this House doth agree with the Commons in the said Amendments.—(The Lord Chancellor.)

On Question, Motion agreed to.