Amendment made: In page 3, line 5, leave out "applicant," and insert "tenant."—[ Mr. Blenkinsop.]
I beg to move, in page 3, line 7, to leave out "applicant." and insert "tenant."
Why has the alteration been made? What was the matter with the word "applicant," and why should "tenant" be inserted now?
This is consequential on an Amendment in the Committee stage, which permitted the landlord to appear at the tribunal.
That is what I thought. I must call attention to the important change now being made, as far as we can see, in response to an Amendment from this side of the House giving the landlord also the right to appear before the tribunal. That is a fundamental change, and one which will broaden out along the lines of the argument which I have been addressing to the Committee. These are drafting changes, but they do indicate throughout the Bill that the tenant is not the only person who has the right of access to the tribunal.
Amendment agreed to.
Further Amendments made: In page 4, line 3, leave out "applicant," and insert "tenant."
In line 4, after "section," insert:
"and in Section (Special provisions as to premiums paid to a predecessor of the landlord) of this Act."
In line 8, leave out from "rent," to end of line 9.
In line 19, at end, insert:
"and the last foregoing subsection shall have effect subject to the foregoing provisions of this subsection."
In line 33, at end, insert:
"but subject to the provisions of Section (Special provisions as to premiums paid to a predecessor of the landlord) of this Act."— [Mr. Blenkinsop.]