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Clause 32—(Exclusion From Rent Acts Of Lettings By Local Authorities Development Corporations, And Housing Associations And Trusts)

Volume 529: debated on Thursday 8 July 1954

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Lords Amendment: In page 28 line 20, after "whole" insert:

"or substantially the whole."

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

This Amendment is rather peculiar and it has a certain interest. It is designed to remove a doubt as to whether one housing trust to which Clause 33 refers, the Sutton Dwellings Trust would be prevented from being a housing trust as defined in the second part of subsection (9) by reason merely of the fact that its funds, which are required to be devoted to charitable purposes and are in fact devoted to the provision of housing accommodation for poor members of the working class, are in addition the funds are charged with the payment of a small amount annually for the maintenance of the grave of the founder of the Trust. Since this small sum has to be paid this trust might be held not to be within the terms of a housing trust. The point came to our notice and I feel that hon. Members would feel it right that we should correct the matter.

As one of the trustees. I merely wish to say that we believe that this slight alteration in the Clause will cover the caring for the grave without putting us outside the terms of the Bill. We are grateful to the Minister for putting the matter right.

Question put, and agreed to.

Further Lords Amendment agreed to: In line 23, leave out "them" and insert:

"the whole or substantially the whole thereof."

Lords Amendment: In page 35, line 35, at end, insert: