§ REPEALS TAKING EFFECT ON DAY APPOINTED UNDER SUBSECTION (1) OF SECTIONS (RENT ALLOWANCES) AND (RENT ALLOWANCES IN SCOTLAND)
|' 1972 c. 46.||The Housing (Financial Provisions) (Scotland) Act 1972.||In section 16, subsections (3), (5) and (7) the words "being a qualified person within the meaning of subsection (8) of this section", and subsections (8), (9) and (10).|
|'1972 c. 47.||The Housing Finance Act 1972.||In section 19, in subsections (4) and (6) the words "being a qualified person within the meaning of subsection (12) below", in subsection (8A) paragraph (6) and the word "and" immediately preceding it and sub sections (12) to (14).|
|In section 23, in subsection (1) the words from "or to the descriptions" to the end of the subsection.|
|In section 24, in subsection (10) the words from "or to a person" to "would be a private tenant" and in subsection (11) the words from "or for a person" to "would be a private tenant of a dwelling".|
|' 1973 c. 6.||The Furnished Lettings (Rent Allowances) Act 1973.||I In Schedule 1, paragraphs 10 and 12 '.|
§ LORD SHEPHERD
My Lords, with permission I beg to move that this House doth agree with the Commons in their Amendments Nos. 1, 15, 16, 18, 19, 39, 40, 41, 42, and 43, and with permission I will take them en bloc. The main purpose of these Amendments is to bring the present provisions relating to eligibility for the rent allowance in respect of furnished tenants into line with those in respect of unfurnished tenants. I believe that these provisions will be well received by your Lordships' House. I beg to move that this House doth agree with the Commons in their Amendments Nos. 1, 15, 16, 18, 19, 39, 40, 41, 42 and 43.
§ Moved, That this House doth agree with the Commons in the said Amendments.—(Lord Shepherd.)2342
(6) In this paragraph "the Act of 1972" means the Housing (Financial Provisions) (Scotland) Act 1972; and "allowance scheme" and "authority" have the same meanings as in Part II of the Act of 1972.'
§ BARONESS YOUNG
My Lords, I should like to thank the noble Lord, Lord Shepherd, for introducing these Amendments and to say that they have the complete support of this side of the House. The scheme of rent allowances was introduced by the last Government, and it is only equitable and just that it should be extended in exactly the same form to the tenants of furnished accommodation as to those in unfurnished accommodation. I am very happy to agree to them.
On Question, Motion agreed to.